Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga

Can we have some consistency – please?

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You got to love this: in Susan Devoy we have a white woman telling us we shouldn’t force Christmas on people and to be more inclusive, but today we have a Pacific Islander pushing Chinese New Year on the same people, as well as the whities.

Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says he is looking forward to celebrating Chinese New Year with communities around the country.

“2016 is the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal on the Chinese zodiac calendar. New Zealand?s Asian communities, and the wider community, look forward to the lunar new year with much excitement,” Mr Lotu-Iiga says. Read more »

Troughers gathering in Wellington, Hague excited

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Well that didn?t take long.

A bunch of tax-payer funded troughers are rolling into Wellington and to Parliament tomorrow for the so-called 10 year ?anniversary? of the Smokefree laws.

No doubt Shane Kawenata Bradbrook will be there waving the flag, alongside Smokefree Coalition?s Prudence Stone, who may be looking for some action.

There?s just slight problem with this. Helen Clark introduced the Smokefree Environments Act in 1990, and by my reckoning that?s more than 10 years ago. ? ? Read more »

Sam Lotu-Iiga on hoarding vandalism

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We had another really rewarding day campaigning in Maungakiekie today. We spent most of our time in Mt Wellington where we met a wide range of people. These included labourers, teachers, nurses, students, job seekers and small business owners. What was fascinating were the stories of struggle, tragedy, success, redemption, love and hope.?

Awww, isn’t that nice. ? But wait… there’s a twist:

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Dunne looks to have got himself a decent tan over the break.

Some time off has done wonders for Peter Dunne.

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via the NZ Herald. I mean, what did you expect?

Hooton on The Clown

Matthew Hooton, not one to turn down a glass of wine,?nails Aaron Gilmore, the Clown of Christchurch East:

I am the last person to criticise someone for getting rolling drunk.

By some measures, the volume of wine per person reported to have been drunk at National List MP Aaron Gilmore?s infamous Hanmer Springs dinner was positively temperate. ?(Although, despite many years of trying, I have never had a wine waiter at a flash restaurant deny me service, so perhaps there is more to this part of the story.)

In a country where, rightly or wrongly, binge drinking remains acceptable and commonplace, what really does in Mr Gilmore is not his drunkenness but the horrible way he is reported to have treated the waiting staff, including clicking his fingers and abusing them, and ? perhaps even worse ? his idiotic threat to have the prime minister fire one of them.

On this point, I yesterday found myself in complete political agreement with the ?Service and Food Workers Union, something no doubt damaging to both me and the union.

The shame of Hooton writing that last line must be immense, which makes it all the more powerful.

When previous MPs have run into trouble for drinking they have survived because their uncouth behaviour has not crossed the line into personal abuse.

When Mr Gilmore?s fellow Christchurch MP, Labour?s Ruth Dyson, was picked up one night for drink-driving, there was no suggestion she had been rude to the police and she had the integrity to resign as a minister before the sun came up.

Similarly, when Mr Gilmore?s fellow National Party MP, trade minister Tim Groser, got himself well-and-truly inebriated at the bar of an Emirates A380 flying home after a disastrous Middle Eastern trade mission to bury his mother, there was no suggestion he abused anyone (except, I was told by my spies on the flight, me ? after he found out what I, after a few wines, had written about the trade-mission fiasco for that Friday?s NBR).

In any event, both Ms Dyson and Mr Groser were valuable to their prime ministers and governments.? Mr Gilmore has no such advantage.

He has no redeeming political features at all, and I doubt he will even make the list come the next election, despite his impressive CV.

To say Mr Gilmore?s political career is going nowhere is an understatement.

Reportedly never popular even within the National Party in his home district of Canterbury, he was National?s 2008 sacrificial lamb in the safe Labour seat of Christchurch East, losing to Labour?s Lianne Dalziel by over 5000 votes.

Nevertheless, he snuck into parliament on the list, but received no promotion in his first term as an MP, indicating the low regard in which he is held by John Key, Bill English and Steven Joyce, and much of the rest of the National cabinet and caucus.

Meanwhile, his 2008 contemporaries Nikki Kaye, Simon Bridges, Hekia Parata, Amy Adams and Michael Woodhouse have become ministers, and the next in line for ministerial jobs, Todd McClay and Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, already chair the powerful Finance and Expenditure and Social Services select committees respectively.? There will never be any such promotions for Mr Gilmore.

Undeterred at having achieved nothing in his first term except attract publicity over a?false CV, he sought re-election but was awarded the lowest place on National?s 2011 list among incumbents except for newbie Jami-Lee Ross, only elected as MP for Botany earlier that year, and the unloved Paul Quinn.? He was also put up again for Christchurch East.

In the 2011 election, it turned out that is not just National Party officials and MPs that seem to have a particular dislike of Mr Gilmore but also the good voters of Christchurch East.

His career, such as it is is over. He may as well just piss off. He won’t though such is his hubris.

As of this morning, the Prime Minister and his office appear almost to be begging for a formal complaint from the Heritage Hotel which they could hand over to Ms Upston as a first step towards getting rid of Mr Gilmore.

Any of the next few names on National?s list ? Claudette Hauiti, Jo Hayes or Leonie Hapeta ? would offer the party more in terms of electoral appeal than Mr Gilmore.

But they do have to move carefully.

Unlike, say, NZ First, National is a democratic party and, as Jim Bolger found with Mr Peters, Bill English with Maurice Williamson and Don Brash with Brian Connell, it is extremely hard to get rid of a recalcitrant MP.? Even in the recent NZ First case, Mr Peters failed to drum the disgraced Brendan Horan out of parliament altogether.

Mr Key just announcing Mr Gilmore is fired achieves nothing.? He needs to be encouraged to resign.

Of course, he probably won?t.? Mr Gilmore will never get a job as well paid as this one, especially now we know he doesn?t have the high-level finance-sector qualifications that were once claimed.

Right now, for doing pretty much nothing, he earns $142,000 a year, plus free air travel and subsidised Bellamy?s booze.

Sadly, he?s probably not going anywhere.

Unless of course all the other scandals associated with Aaron Gilmore surface in short order. They will.

Happy Easter from Caropotamus

The Easter Bunny is DeadThe Whale’s parliamentary spies are whispering.

All MPs (troughers, especially List MPs) received an Easter gift from the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (Katherine Rich) – a huge box of Easter eggs / chocolate, with a note discussing the important contribution that the confectionery industry makes to the New Zealand economy, dating back to 1860. I wonder where my box is Katherine?

I understand a certain Labour MP is very so sensitive to her reference in the Politicianary that she donated her box to the Labour Party research unit. That will keep The Standard fueled for a few more days.

Poor old Caropotamus, she’ll have to start getting fit so she can knock on plenty of doors to still lose to The Chief. The pity of it all is that Labour MPs still believe in the Easter Bunny, Father Christmas and the little pixies at the bottom of the garden who print money that they can spend.

Trotter ain't happy

Chris Trotter isn’t happy with the selection of Repul?sion Camel.

UNBELIEVABLE! The Labour Party has just offered the NZ electorate further proof (if any more was needed) of its accelerating political infirmity.It has just selected Carmel Sepuloni as it Waitakere candidate.

In making this decision it has not only chosen wrongly, but it has also dealt what may prove to be a fatal blow to the career of one of its more talented MPs, Phil Twyford. “Waitakere Man/Woman” is the key to Labour?s recovery.
Trotter suggests rightly that Labour needed to select someone who could match her in street cred’ and shit talk. (Think Outrageous Fortune meets Erin Brocovitch.)

The truly sad aspect of today?s selection is what it tells us about the paucity of talent in Labour?s ranks.
For God?s sake! Two of the four candidates standing were sitting MPs! And dear old Hamish McCracken is a bloody political studies lecturer ? just the sort of bloke Waitakere Man and his missus are desperate to sit down and have a drink with at the pub.

The clear goal facing Labour in Waitakere was to choose a candidate who can beat Paula Bennett. That candidate needed to be: female, have a solid working-class background (to which, at some point, she had added a tertiary qualification) be either Pakeha or Maori (or, ideally, a mixture of both) and, most importantly, be capable of “talking shit” with the same cheeky facility as the incumbent. Think Outrageous Fortune meets Erin Brocovitch.

A healthy Labour Party would have women like that lining up for the Waitakere seat. That it has ended up selecting a candidate who would, quite frankly, have been much more usefully matched against National?s Sam Lotu-liga in Maungakiekie (where I also happen to think Labour has made a wrong choice) speaks volumes.

And none of those volumes contain very much in the way of good news.

Trotter can see it, and he is right, Labour’s talent pool is as deep as a carpark puddle. basically Trotter is saying Labour is rooted, just in a far more eloquent manner.

The interesting thing about Repul?sion Camel is no-one really knows who she is. In a meeting with some of the senior Pasefika community leaders in Auckland they were saying ?we don?t know her. It isn’t a surprise that she isn’t known in the Pasefika community, which is largely Auckland based, because she was born and raised in Taranaki and from went into the union movment. She is about as Pasefika as I am because I was born in Fiji.

Someone (repeaters) should ask where she is from, what her Pasefika credentials really are, or is she just playing on the funny name and the brown skin. If she is she picked the wrong electorate to play the race card.

Back to the Pasefika community, basically if you raise a name with these folk that person will be someone’s cousin/aunty/uncle? pretty much every time. Repul?sion Camel isnt, and the community leaders just don?t get why Labour are promoting her because she has no standing in the Pasefika community.

“Luimachuwum?bama” Win?nie Laban & Su?a William “So-so” Sio do have standing, they are known, they have credentials and while the Pasefika community leaders? don?t really rate “So-so” he has a chiefly title and has some respect. there is a reason Repul?sion Camel doesn’t have a title, the face doesn’t fit, she is a carpet-bagger from Taranaki for Waitakere and a carpet-bagger trading on her brown skin in the Pasefika community.

If the Greens selected Robyn Malcolm then they may come second pushing Repul?sion Camel to third place.

NBR calls out Pork Chop

Pork Chop caught!!!! liar, liar pants on fire.

The other day I called out Pork Chop for her egregious fuck-up over Donna Awatere-Huata and as recently as yesterday the blog post about the same was up on the Herald website.

Today the NBR has called out Pork Chop for the lying, mendacious wench she is.

They even allude to the Pork Chop descripter;

“BELLA DONNA: We uncover Donna Awatere-Huata’s gorgeous new look” the headline squealed.

Further reading found that Ms Glucina had dedicated an entire page within the gossip portion of the paper to “the vanishing act of Donna Awatere-Huata”, with a pictorial history of Ms Awatere-Huata’s physical transformations since 1975.

I think that I can claim yet another scalp for the Trophy Wall, but I will let my readers decide if this is worthy enough.

NBR quotes the aggrieved party saying they are going to sue Pork Chop….beautiful.

The MTV awards is also made up. Back in 2005 the Herald sacked John Manukia for making shit up, I believe that Pork Chop similarly should be sacked for getting this story so wrong and for making up her attendence at the MTV Awards in Sydney.

Meanwhile the NBR also joins my shit-list for not acknowledging that I broke the story.

I Spy with my little eye, I see a Pig telling a lie

Pork Chop is a liarWhile Pork Chop aka Rachel Glucina may be all upset about someone setting up a fake Twitter account and using the HoS lawyers to try, vainly, to heavy Twitter they should perhaps get the lawyers to look a little closer to home at their columnist and her two little lies in this weeks column.

Whaleoil’s spies scoured the MTV awards looking for the piece of pork we like to call Pork Chop and she was nowhere – as in NO WHERE. They walked the red carpet for an hour, worked the entire NZ media area – of which they had names and locations of who was to be where and she was NO WHERE. When they were put in what is called a holding area and taken to an area deemed the ‘glamour pit’ for VIPS and media for the actual awards ceremony. Once again NO WHERE.

My snitches swear they were sober the whole night and specifically on the lookout for her, and lets face it an arse the size of hers is a very difficult thing to hide. They even had a dog team out looking for her, like a whole crew of Jake the Muss’ going pig hunting.

Our spies even stayed till all hours at the after party, hung out with all the kiwis and NO WHERE. The kiwi crew were asked rather pointedly “is that fat c**t here?” No, they said she wasn’t. Our WOBH team circulated and circulated looking for that thing and it was NO WHERE.

Where was the missing pig? Why has Pork Chop written not one but two pieces about flying on Air New Zealand to the show and about the show when after exstensive investigations it apears she stayed in the hotel room and destroyed the room service menu?

While we are talking of making shit up, Spy also had a full page “scoop” of the new look Donna Awatere-Huata….WRONG! It isn’t. The photo is of some slapper who works in the homo clothes shop called Masons at 179 Ponsonby Road. If Pork Chop had bothered to even try to find out some details she would have known this and known too that her name is something silly as well, therefore qualifying her to claim Silly First name Syndrome. Her first name is unpronoucable and would score big in Scrabble.

Plus there are the obvious things that no amount of Plastic Surgery can hide, the hands, the legs, and the wattle….you know the wobbly bit on the neck that turkey’s have. The hands are those of a younger woman and no 60 year old woman could possibly have legs looking like after she was as big as she used to be. Pork Chop has got it so wrong she should be sued.

This weeks Spy is an EPIC FAIL! Based almost entirely on falsehood. Certainly the two full page articles about the MTV awards and Donna Awatere-Huata are entirely a fiction dreamed up from Pork Chops mind. Our spies tell us she wasn’t in attendence at the MTV awards despite availing herself of paid for flights and accommodation and she has got it dead wrong on the identity of the capsicum shopper in Ponsonby.

The HoS lawyers will be praying hard come Monday morning. It is time for someone to take The HoS to task for supporting this blatent liar. I’d start with the photo they use of her and then move onto the “making shit up” allegations. Pork Chop’s taudry rag has become a liability.

The Science is settled and there is consensus

Al Gore's liesMuch has been said about National and Act’s decision to review the flawed and nonsensical Emmissions Trading Scheme. Phrases like the “science is settled” and “most scientists agree” get bandied about ad nauseum. Let’s be clear, There is no consensus.

Of course both of those statements are fallacious in the extreme and to even utter them shows the intellectual depth of a carpark puddle. Nevertheless the warmists and other co-religionists of the Great Climate Change religion all say that the 4000 scientists of the IPCC must be believed.

Nevermind that 31,000 other scientists, say bullshit.

Nevermind the debunking of the climate change myths that show just how duped we all have been.

Now lets look at the pushers of the new religion and their qualifications;

Top 70 Warmists who Believe in the Manmade CO2 Doomsday.

Al Gore, B.A. Government (no science degree)
Alanis Morissette, High School Diploma
Bill Maher, B.A. English (no science degree)
Bono (Paul Hewson), High School Diploma
Daryl Hanna, B.F.A. Theater (no science degree)
Ed Begley Jr., High School Diploma
Jackson Browne, High School Diploma
Jon Bon Jovi (John Bongiovi), High School Diploma
Oprah Winfrey, B.A. Speech and Drama (no science degree)
Prince Charles of Whales, B.A. (no science degree)
Sheryl Crow, B.A. Music Education (no science degree)
Sienna Miller, High School Diploma

ABC – Sam Champion, B.A. Broadcast News (no science degree, not a meteorologist)
CBS – Harry Smith, B.A. Communications and Theater (no science degree)
CBS – Katie Couric, B.A. English (no science degree)
CBS – Scott Pelley, College Dropout
NBC – Ann Curry, B.A. Journalism (no science degree)
NBC – Anne Thompson, B.A. American studies (no science degree)
NBC – Matt Lauer. B.A. Communications (no science degree)
NBC – Meredith Vieira, B.A. English (no science degree)

Al Sharpton, College Dropout
Alicia Keys, College Dropout
Alicia Silverstone, High School Dropout
Art Bell, College Dropout
Ben Affleck, College Dropout
Ben Stiller, College Dropout
Billy Jean King, College Dropout
Brad Pitt, College Dropout
Britney Spears, High School Dropout
Bruce Springsteen, College Dropout
Cameron Diaz, High School Dropout
Cindy Crawford, College Dropout
Diane Keaton, College Dropout
Drew Barrymore, High School Dropout
George Clooney, College Dropout
Gwyneth Paltrow, College Dropout
Jason Biggs, College Dropout
Jennifer Connelly, College Dropout
Jessica Simpson, High School Dropout
John Travolta, High School Dropout
Joshua Jackson, High School Dropout
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, College Dropout
Julia Roberts, College Dropout
Kanye West, College Dropout
Keanu Reeves, High School Dropout
Kevin Bacon, High School Dropout
Kiefer Sutherland, High School Dropout
Leonardo DiCaprio, High School Dropout
Lindsay Lohan, High School Dropout
Ludacris (Christopher Bridges), College Dropout
Madonna (Madonna Ciccone), College Dropout
Matt Damon, College Dropout
Matthew Modine, College Dropout
Michael Moore, College Dropout
Nicole Richie, College Dropout
Neve Campbell, High School Dropout
Olivia Newton-John, High School Dropout
Orlando Bloom, High School Dropout
Paris Hilton, High School Dropout
Pierce Brosnan. High School Dropout
Queen Latifah (Dana Elaine Owens), College Dropout
Richard Branson, High School Dropout
Robert Redford, College Dropout
Rosie O’Donnell, College Dropout
Sarah Silverman, College Dropout
Sean Penn, College Dropout
Ted Turner, College Dropout
Tommy Lee (Thomas Lee Bass), High School Dropout
Uma Thurman, High School Dropout
Willie Nelson, High School Dropout

Take THAT!!

Stolen from here and here

Best resource for combatting Warmists ever!

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