Key Derangement Syndrome

Forget KDS now there is RLS

Chris Trotter has identified another syndrome that affects the feeble minds of the left-wing. First there was Key Derangement Syndrome (KDS), but now there is the more pernicious Reflexive Left Syndrome (RLS).

THE LABOUR PARTY is at serious risk of, once again, succumbing to Reflexive Left Syndrome (RLS). Simply put, RLS causes progressives to respond predictably (and all-too-often counter-productively) to every issue affecting the Left. Those suffering from RLS do not wait for the facts; nor do they pause to consider whether their support for one part of the Left might put them at serious odds with another. Positions are fixed with precipitate haste, and room for subsequent manoeuvre and compromise is severely restricted. RLS nails its victims to the political spot: positions they frequently cannot abandon without incurring serious damage and/or ridicule.

We are seeing this now with the Panama Papers issue. Little and Labour demanding transparency when previously they were concerned with erosion of privacy. Opposing the flag change when it Labour policy to change the flag. And now it is opposing the Kermadec Marine Sanctuary.   Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Rob Hosking on Key Derangement Syndrome

Rob Hosking writes at NBR:

Is there a Key Derangement Syndrome?

Yes there is.

In some quarters, there has been one for a while. For committed left-wing partisans, particularly those with a high level of tertiary education in the arts, the Prime Minister has tended to be like … well, I was going to say a red rag to a bull but perhaps a blue rag to an organically grown and fed goat would be a more apt comparison.

Most of us will have heard, or read, the rants on this: the foaming at the mouth about Mr Key’s diction, his history working in the financial markets, his “cold dead eyes”, etc.

It is a bit like, a decade or so back, the more unbalanced and nasty stuff aimed at Helen Clark about her childlessness, her suspiciously deep voice, etc.

In the case of Mr Key, it has always seemed slightly odd that he has produced this reaction if you look at his policies.

A lot of it has been a form of snobbery: a relic of a certain generation’s late adolescent identity wars of arts versus commerce and engineering graduate.

But most of those people were never going to back Mr Key anyway.

He leads, for the most part, a reasonably centrist, cautious, and often verging on the bland, National government.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Finally, a lefty who gets it

Danyl McLauchlan can be perceptive sometimes. Not often, but occasionally he gets it.

Today he writes about why the left’s campaigns against John Key are so totally ineffective.

In the 2014 New Zealand Electoral Survey – taken shortly after the election – researchers asked respondents for their opinion on our political leaders. Here’s the chart for Key:

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People in the ‘Strongly dislike’ column would all like to think that the events of the last few days have shifted that distribution to the left. Maybe it has, but there’s no particular reason for that to be the case, and it seems just as plausible to me that it’s the other way and that more people like Key now, or, maybe, that some people have diverged from the centre.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

What sort of scumbag defaces a charity’s billboard to make a political point?

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Key Derangement Syndrome is strong in the scumbag who defaced a charity’s billboard in order to make some sort of spurious political point.

A Heart Foundation billboard in Hamilton has been defaced in political protest.

The billboard aimed at raising awareness of heart disease as ‘New Zealand’s biggest killer’ was erected on Commerce St, Frankton in early February.

Yesterday the foundation was informed by a member of the public the blackened out image of a man representing the disease as a ‘serial killer’ had been replaced with a sketch of the Prime Minister John Key’s face.

Heart Foundation head of marketing Vanessa Winning said foundation employees and volunteers are upset the billboard has been used for political protest.

“It’s really disappointing that a charity is being targeted to score political points. I find it unthinkable that someone would vandalise our billboard, and consequently mock a seriously crippling disease, just to make a political statement.”    Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Mike Williams: Key Derangement Syndrome

Mike Williams has full blown Key Derangement Syndrome. He doesn’t trust John Key because his tie is perfect.

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Finally! A use for fat people

FattiesFinally a solution to two worldwide problems has been found. Obesity and Sustainable Fuel sources.

The beauty of the solution is that it is the same technology for both.

We get to suck fatties of all their excess lard and turn it into biodiesel. Ok so it is illegal at the moment but what’s a little law here or there that can’t be over-ridden for the greater good.

The Labour Party rammed through the Electoral Finance Act under the barest of parliamentary majorities. Surely for the sake of all the fatties and in order to make our own bio-fuels from their lard we could pass a law that puts fatties into fat farms and literally suck them dry.

Wow! I just thought of an added bonus, reducing the rampant welfare dependency in South Auckland by employing all the fatties there as fat producers. Imagine if we had this solution last year. Mrs Muliaga might never have died and Brenden Sheehan could make some money off the other fatties in the Muliaga family.

It has already been tested by a Kiwi inventor in his Bio-fueled boat. The Greenies can hardly complain, the meddlers won’t complain either. I think we have got a real winner here.

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Brenden Sheehan should resign

Folole Muliaga weighed as much as ababy elephantAs more evidence comes out about Fololobese Muliaga we are finding more and more inconsistencies with what Brendan Sheehan (Breasel) has told the country. We are finding out that her sons are as bad a liars as Breasel.

Today the coronor’s court was told that Fololobese Muliaga knew she was dying, she knew how desperate her health was and she still discharged herself from the hospital. Even if she had stayed she never would have been resuscitated by the hospital as stated in previous evidence given to the court. She also repeatedly went without her medication or her respirator.

[quote]Mrs Muliaga required four or five nurses to turn her in her bed, something which needed to be done several times a day.[/quote]

Worse Fololobese was over 200kgs when admitted to hospital and an astonishing 180kgs after she left. To put that in perspective she weighed as much as that baby elephant pictured above. I feel sorry for this woman that her family have so callously exploited her death, she will be looking down with disappointmen I am sure and probably with disgust at how a two bit union thug milked the situation to gain a Labour Party nomination in Botany.

If Brenden Sheehan had any dignity left behind his false weaselly persona he would resign and shuffle off of the public stage before the embarrasment got any worse. It would also be good if he wrote an open letter to the people of New Zealand apologising for his disgusting milking of his “relatives” death.

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.