Sunday, December 4, 2016

BUT TWAS ONLY A SMALL SUBSIDY

President-Elect Trump has thumbed his nose at the conservative wing of the Republican Party with his announced the $8m subsidy bribe to Carrier to stop them moving 1,000 jobs from Indiana to Mexico ... plus a gentle leaning on reminding the company just how many defence industry contracts they currently hold ... wot God givith, God can taketh away.

A certain irony in that for years the Republicans have blasted the Democrats over subsidies given to promote wind-farming and solar energy production ... presumably those industries didn't create jobs. 

I am against subsidies simply because they promote inefficiency and stifle innovation ... short term gain for long term pain.  New Zealand is a far better place from having moved on from the 'glory' days where the State picked winners (and losers) using taxpayer money to keep players that should have long gone to wall afloat.     Having said that I accept there will always be exceptions to the rule in order to retain a strategic industry like Tiwai Point or the Marsden Fund established to facilitate fundamental research on a contestable basis.   

But there is a limit as to how far government (any government) can go in subsidising failure.    At some point the 'House of Cards' will come tumbling down as it did in New Zealand in 1984.    I see America under Trump as much more insular and inward looking ... sure, the US economy has huge resilience but, for it be able to compete with the world, it has to be efficient and if it isn't the world will go looking elsewhere ... that is the danger of institutionalised subsidies ... there is less an  imperative for innovation and efficiency and, at some point, the government funding will run out.

You couple that with the US National debt and their inability to balance the budget and Trump's short term gain may be very short indeed.




GOOD GOVERNMENT DODGED A BULLET IN ROSKILL !

Mr Little won and I for one am happy about that but a word of caution Mr Eight Percent, Mr Woods scored less than 25% of the votes so that really only ties into your party's current polling and looks pretty dam successful until you recall the fact that your MOU mates stood aside so perhaps it was not the "landslide" your other mates in the media party are hailing.  

I understand that your on the ground effort was up there and the other mob made another effort commensurate with the oh so successful Northland disaster.

That said you have finally experienced an election victory, but if you think getting a towering political figure as represented by Mr Woods  finally making it in a "safe" seat on your diminishing by the day team red,  a rethink might be a go. Then again perhaps it is going so well for the country maybe don't change anything.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Daily Entertainment

It is great fun watching the futile rearguard action being fought by the left against President-elect Trump.  Actually, the term 'rearguard action' is a charitable misnomer.  More accurate to describe it as the desperate skirmishing of the defeated after the war has been lost.  I wonder if in forty years time some aging Clintonista will be found, still alive on a jungle clad island, brandishing his 'Strong Together' and 'I'm with Her' banners.

The latest episode in this ongoing comedy surrounds the proposed appointment of retired General Mattis as Secretary of Defense. 

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AP comes out firing blanks.

His selection raises questions about increased military influence in a job designed to insure(sic) civilian control of the armed forces. The concerns revolve around whether a recently retired service member would rely more on military solutions to international problems, rather than take a broader, more diplomatic approach.

Notice the smarmy and unsubstantiated reference to 'questions about increased military influence.'

AP needs reminding that the Defense Secretary is expected to 'rely on military solutions.'

'As John Hinderaker of Powerline points out, AP seem to confuse the role of Defense Secretary with that of Secretary of State.  The Sec of State is a predominantly diplomatic role while the Sec of Defense job is to make sure the military can actually win a war when it is called upon to fight.

Of course, the left try to tell you that Mattiss has no diplomatic experience but they conveniently ignore the fact that this fellow commanded American and Coalition forces in the Middle East and Afghanistan.  A significant part of his role involved negotiating daily with host country governments and the commanders of coalition partners' forces.  If that ain't diplomacy, I don't know what is.

 The dopey media don't realise Trump is playing them for the fools they are, every day.   In a tweet, he described his appointee as 'Mad Dog Matiss' and like mad dogs, the media took the bait, and the line and the sinker.   Great stuff.

So far so good.




MURPHY'S LAW ALIVE AND WELL ... DEAD ACTUALLY

There seems to be general agreement that the LaMia BEA146 charter aircraft that crashed near Medellin in Columbia ran out of fuel.   LaMia was set up in 2015 in Bolivia.   It has three aircraft two of which are currently under repair.   The aircraft in question was part owned by the pilot.

Clearly an airline trying to do it on the cheap and thumbing their nose at IATA which requires all aircraft to carry sufficient fuel to make it to their destination plus a diversion airfield plus 40 minutes.   

Reinforces the point that flying in a low cost charter airline has the potential to be good on the pocket but injurious to ones health,

I see that the Civil Aviation Authority in Bolivia has now pulled LaMia's operating licence.


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Thursday, December 1, 2016

AIN'T COMPETITION GREAT

Up until ten days ago we had a small Z and a large Caltex petrol station in little olde Paihia.    Then we received a note in the mail that Z was closing down ... nothing too suprising about that as Z now owns Caltex and it doesn't make a hell of a lot of sense competing against yourself.

But, as they say, wait, there's more.    Seven days after Z closed down the station reopened under the Waitomo Petroleum brand ... a family owned Kiwi Company.    They are marketing their petrol at 1.69.9 per litre regular which forced Caltex to match while just 20k away in Keri2 Caltex and BP are charging $1.85.9 for the same.  

I'm supporting Waitomo.



Rhino Hide

That's what holds together the arses of these Democrats.

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee asked committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) to hold hearings on the matter. “There is concern that foreign governments and government-owned corporations may steer business to [Mr. Trump], or offer him favorable business terms, in an effort to gain political influence with his administration,” the Democrats wrote in a letter to Mr. Goodlatte.
Can they seriously spout this tripe with straight faces when for years they had never a harsh word for their Queen of Corruption, their world champion conflicter of interests who sold US government policy to anyone who would donate big time to her personal election slush fund?

DEATHLY QUIET ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE

and so it should be with another 'rogue' poll showing Labour down 3.5% to just 23% which would give them just 28 seats in a House of 120 with the Little fella on the cusp of not making it back into Parliament.   This is unprecedented.  The reality is however there will be no BBQ driven Coup d'etat.     It's too late for Labour to contemplate changing leaders.  They're stuck with Little ... their bed, lie on it.

Paul Scott will be devastated too that his poster boy's Party has dropped 2% down to 8%.  It has a very big hill to climb to reach his predicted 15-17%.   Memo for Paul.   It doesn't help your cause to argue in the name of your Party that Obama & Clinton should be shot without trial and hung upside down in Washington Square.

The winner (apart from National up 1.5% to 49.5%) is the Greens up 3% to 14.5%.   Seems they're reaping the benefit of the MoU and harvesting off the soft Labour vote.  Long may that continue in spades.   Simply fascinating that Labour appears likely to throw sitting MP Rino Tirikatene to the wolves in Te Tai Tonga and stand aside in Nelson giving the Greens a clear run at both seats in return for stitch up deals in Ohariu and elsewhere.  

An interesting side bar to all of this is the rapprochement between the Maori Party and Mana where it appears they will not be standing candidates against each other.   Whether Hone can defeat Kelvin Davis is a moot but you certainly have to think the Maori Party will fancy their chances in both Hauraki-Waikato, where the sitting MP is retiring and where the Maori King has gone feral against Labour, and Te Tai Hauauru where the sitting MP is best described as a drone.     Whatever, should Hone win the seat he will side with Labour and the Greens while the Maori Party will hope to be in a position where they can do deals.

As for the rest ... nothing to say.   Pretty difficult to achieve traction when 65% (up 9%) think the country is headed in the right direction while only 24% (down 5%) say we're doomed.


I AM SO OVER THE PIKE RIVER PEOPLE, SIX YEARS LATER


Any residual sympathy is now too small to register.

First the survivors wanted Peter Whithall hung drawn and quartered, then it was John Key's well intentioned but clearly over stated  promise to bring the  boys home, now it is Solid Energy that is the target as they set about sealing the mine.

Sorry people it is over and continuing to lock yourselves in the middle stages of grief  in an act of blind stupidity has a potential to destroy you all.
Make it their final resting place, treasure the memories and move on with your lives, even maybe try your hands at helping others still living amidst other unrelated  challenges life throws up.
Locking yourselves somewhere between blame and anger is totally counterproductive and barely half way to acceptance and hope where you will not find happiness but a realistic chance to move on with your lives.

I am sincerely sorry for the families of the twenty nine dead and in particular to the parents of one who are personally known to me, however six years later times up.

COME ON ANDY SHOW ME YOURS.


Hot on the heels of a Colmar Brunton poll giving National around a simple parliamentary majority came more bad news for the little union snarler.
Always erratic but favoured by the left, Roy Morgan has delivered another shocker for the now even more temporary leader of the opposition hovering around in single figures as Prime Minister in waiting.
Yes it is a certain bet Little will survive a coup but whether he can hold onto a semblance of a center left rump at the current levels of polling must be problematical.
With the situation of Nick Leggatt, always held as a future prominent figure now in tatters after Little's assassination attempt over his challenge to Lester in the Wellington mayoralty that under the Labour Party Rules required a stand down as a member of the now one hundred year old party that seems another step towards oblivion to challenge an official party nomination but to take him out the way "my way or the Highway" did, might just have been a bit OTT.
As Farrar points out even the little snarler will be seriously at risk of making it back on a list next year should it go any further south from the high twenties, from his assured place of number one as leader.

So Mr Pretend Leader of the opposition show the country what your internal polling is saying, then again it might well be even worse news.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

And He Hasn't Been Sworn In Yet

Already two major US employers have cancelled plans to export American jobs offshore.

Obviously thy have more brains than the Democrats and know how to read an election result.

Ford and Carrier have announced that plans to shift production to Mexico have been shelved.  So already Trump has saved over 5,000 jobs for his constituents in the rust belt.  Trump has done more for working Americans in three weeks than the fool Obama did in eight years.

And they said this fellow was unpresidential?

How To Tell The Difference......

.........between the genuine and the fake.  The diamond and the paste.

Here's a little test for you.  Both of these fellows are MPs, one in NZ and one in Australia.

Both have served in their respective countries' armed forces.

Both have achieved the rank of army captain..

One claims to have belonged to the SAS.   One served with the SAS, with distinction.

One engages in childish and vulgar behaviour in the house.  One delivers excellent speeches.

One is seen by a number of experienced commentators as a future prime minister.  One is destined for the parliamentary scrap heap.

I give you The Honorable Captain Andrew Hastie (retired) Member for Canning in the Australian House of Representatives

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and the Dishonorable Captain Ron Mark, (retired) list member of the NZ House of Reprehensibles.


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NEVER OVER TILL IT'S OVER

My last ten days were pretty full-on on in Dunedin and Wellington so when I flew back home on Monday night I decided to transition myself into a couch potato yesterday and watch what I hoped would be an absorbing days cricket.

Half way through the second session with NZL failing to make any inroads at all on a fairly benign pitch and a draw looming I called it quits and headed outside ... returning at 5.25 and turned on the sports channel only to give myself a swift uppercut having missed most of the action.   10 wickets for 99 runs.    Great result ... well done the Black Caps.

Cricket, that great French gift to the world (along with 'conyuck' the Can-Can and garlic).


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

TRUMP'S RIGHT ON THE MONEY

to label the challenges to his wins in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania being orchestrated by Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, a scam designed to enrich the coffers of her Party.

Lets ignore the fact that Stein only managed to rack up 1% of the vote.   Lets ignore the fact that the Greens didn't make the ballot in all fifty States.   She's acting as a surrogate for the effete liberal left who are refusing to concede their girl lost while ignoring the fact that Clinton conceded the election on the night.    The fact that the Clinton campaign has now moved to back the challenges (despite having conceded there is very little chance of success) reinforces the old adage of  'show me a poor loser and I'll show you a loser'.

Contrast that with the way Nixon conducted himself following his defeat by Kennedy in the 1960 campaign.   Kennedy won Illinois by less than 9,000 votes out of 4.75m cast with the Democratic Party political machine holding back release of the vote in Cook County until the result in the rest of the State became clear (Nixon won 92 out of that State's 101 counties) and with Mayor Daley urging his people 'to vote early and vote often'. 

Same in Texas where Nixon lost by 46,000 votes despite numerous cases of voter fraud being uncovered ... an example of that was Fannin County which had only 4,895 registered voters yet 6,138 votes were cast with three quarters of those going for Kennedy.

If Nixon has won Illinois and Texas he would have won the Presidency yet he refused to challenge the result stating that were he to do so he would risk initiating a constitutional crisis ... say what you like about Nixon but he got this one right. 

Clearly Clinton's no Nixon and Stein something less.

Updated ... Stein missed the deadline for filing in Pennsylvania; in Wisconsin her request for officials to do a hand recount was denied ... she has now filed suit against this while Michigan has now been officially declared for Trump who won the State by over 10,000 votes.

This whole exercise by losers losers is going nowhere.

SOMEONE IN NEED OF A SKIN GRAFT.


Emotional Wallaby coach Michael Chieka fresh from seeing his 2016 Wallaby  Grand Slam evaporate in Dublin when a very good Ireland team gave a repeat dose to Southern Hemisphere rugby, has now lashed out at the abrasive England Coach Eddie Jones.

Eddie just loves stirring and Mad Mike is too thick to see what really matters in the lead up to the final game of the international window and too thin skinned it seems.

Meanwhile the Saffas are in disarray, having slipped to fifth behind Wales and now find the once number one team in the world struggling for identity amongst possibly the most ardent and feral fans in world rugby.
With politicians demanding damaging quotas in selection and administration, the once most feared opposition for the ABs are sliding into an abyss. With a meagre four wins in twelve matches, even the most fervent fans are said to be struggling to identify  some of the current Springboks.

NOW IT IS HDPAS WORN OUT


Mrs Soper, itinerant firearms Law breaker, prime TV hostess, Radio weekender, man missing last night on TV3 flagship seven PM slot


Was it Bazza making demands on his child bride, apparently not, she disclosed to the Horrid she was exhausted from her 'punishing schedule'.

Now Heather will have time for some R&R.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Great One Liners

Adolf has always been a fan of one liners.

Here's a Churchillian gem from Bette Midler:-

"If Kim Kardashian wants to show off parts of her body we've not yet seen, she'll have to swallow the camera."

Let's hear from you folks.  What have you got to beat that?

EDUCATION DOES HAVE BENEFITS.


A visiting academic, Guy McPherson is here in New Zealand with the news that humans will not exist in a decade.

The world will be ruled by microbes and fungus.

Now we all know the Greens and Labour will be in powere in a decade, only thing he didn't say was if Little Andrew will be Prime Minister

Sunday, November 27, 2016

OH DEAR THEY MIGHT MELT, POOR WEE SNOWFLAKES


While 30 Dairy farmers milk their cows twice everyday under very trying and stressful conditions and pour the thousands of dollars into their effluent ponds the people in charge of the only very slim possibility of getting that milk to a processing facility, highway seventy, decree the people at present working on opening that link "NEEDED A BLOODY DAY OFF" after less than a total of two weeks spasmodic involvement in work that could be taken over by other CBTH-VCMs at any time.

If loads of fuel classed as Dangerous Goods, can travel the road why not Tankers of milk, dairy lives matter, just not fashionable, eh.

That readers is why this country is a bloody economic miracle in spite of the beaurocracy not because of them.

I know instinctively that that announcement will be well received by Harry, Doug, James and all the other farmers pouring their hard earned income down a drain while Nero fiddles and today took the day off.

DOUBLE STANDARDS BUT LEFT WON'T SEE IT !


When Baroness Thatcher died many lefty scum celebrated by dancing in an orgy of celebration that was embarrassing in its inappropriateness.

Now as the world takes stock of another world leader on the occasion of his passing, Fidel Castro is being lauded as a great leader of the Island Nation of Cuba.

For an unbiased commentary one needs to go to the Wall Street Journal such is the depraved uttering of most of the Media.

Margaret Thatcher, daughter of a grocer rose in the ranks of the British Conservative Party to become its leader replacing a man who was in the wrong party,Ted Heath.
Thatcher then defeated Jim Callaghan the then UK Labour Supremo decisively in a General Election widely regarded as a world leader in terms of democracy, in 1979, nobody died. " The Iron Lady", first woman Prime Minister, and longest serving modern British Political leader, ended her reign in 1990 defeated by John Major and again no one died.

The poster boy of the mindless left came to power in a bloody overthrow of another dictator Batista, then launched, with his little Brother Raol and an even more murderous political operative now pictured on TShirts of people with zero knowledge of the truth, Che Geuvara.
These three set about murdering thousands of actual and imagined opponents and forcing over half a million Cubans to flee to Florida and freedom one hundred and fifty miles across dangerous seas. Not content with that danger causing multiple deaths, the now communist leaders chose to kill many of those fleeing even to running their flimsy boats down and leaving the shipwrecked to drown and or be eaten by sharks.

Maybe Cubans have free education and medical service otherwise paid for by someone else, but as with so many ultra socialist states a mayhem of killing has produced little real advance in the quality of life for all.

The biggy failure with Castro with his somewhat junior role as a killer of threats actual and perceived when compared to Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and all the other murderous dictators was his refusal to test his acclaimed popularity by giving his people  a free vote on his position of power, he just did not trust them, I wonder why.

MATT KING WINS BUT WHAT ABOUT HIS OPPONENTS?

Over 150 delegates and observers attended the National Party Northland Electorate Candidate Selection Meeting yesterday where 47 YO Matt King, ex police detective, farmer and businessman from Okaihau  won the nomination on the first ballot defeating Dr Chris Reid and Ken Rintoul.

This selection meeting was a tad different given the number of new and young faces among the voting delegates.   It was a pleasure to meet up with some of them at the after-match function.   They included farmers, policemen, a prison officer, health professionals and educators.   The face of the National Party in Northland is changing led by their dynamic (and young) Electorate Chair, Rose Ellis. 

Matt is Northland through and through.   Family man; rugby representative player and current referee; volunteer fireman, Board member of NZ Polocrosse.    Yesterday he committed himself to an eleven month, full-time campaign, stating now ... small problem ... NZ First ... the whispers round the traps is that the current MP is wimping out.   At the time of the by-election he campaigned on the basis of 'give me a go' ... 'judge me on results' ... and, if I fail to achieve what I promised ... 'throw me out'.  

What are those results ... apart from establishing five electorate offices (nearly always closed and raiding his 'leaders' budget in order to do that) it's really a big fat zero.   His promises ... free ferry trips for the 65> ... fail; sort out the Mangawhai Sewage Scheme debacle ... fail.  Then there's his no show at events scheduled to attend and his continued thumbing of his nose at Northland by continuing to live in Auckland.

My prediction is that the carpetbagger par excellence will cut and run citing the need for him to campaign nationally.    Willow Jean Prime, the well regarded Labour candidate, hungry to be in Parliament, will be looking to pick up the 'grumpy' vote and, unlike last time, my prediction is that run an effective campaign given that her chances of making it on the List ain't great.   Add to that it's difficult to see the Greens not standing a candidate with one of their MPs resident in the electorate and the electoral dynamic changes.   Gonna be an interesting few months and, for Matt, the seat is for taking with nothing taken for-granted.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

INAPPROPRIATE, ILLADVISED, UNWANTED, ANNOYING, AGGRAVATING.

 Just some of the descriptions I have heard while talking to some of the people in the centre of the quake zone when talking about the army of clip board toting, hi-viz clad, suddenly elevated to central roles, being encountered.

Mostly asking questions that a casual observer might ascertain from simple silent study using common sense and a bit of circumspection based analysis.
"Are you all right" being one very common yet rather annoying when someone standing in a doorway unharmed in body yet suffering possibly impossible to put into words feelings of what is coming next finds yet another stranger making inane inquiries
You can't go there, another mindless order that seems incomprehensible to someone who might have just emerged from the disaster zone.

Take the eighty something year old pensioner who had forgotten meds for himself and his partner when obeying the order to evacuate due to a tsunami that was running two hours behind schedule. That poor old man ended with a broken finger, bruising and time in a cell when the facts might be a life was already in danger from affliction the meds were prescribed for. Someone dear to me needs seventeen pills everyday, plus another seven meds as backup for side effects that something such as stress can precipitate. While I have three prescribed daily meds to maintain stasis and another three that can be required. So yes while we have a bag as a constant for first aid, it's of little use if forgotten but needed, hell yes.

Then there was a mate, we shall call Harry, he left his property for a short trip for some reason only to be told by a CBTH-VCM ( clipboardtotinghigh-viscladmoron) he could not return to his home, family, farm, livestock or dogs. Now Harry is rather a compulsive just do it sort of guy and better equipped that the afformentioned OAP and Harry did not have the constabulary involved so he is possibly now an offender at large for ignoring the turtle.  He had only been away for a short time but it was sufficient for the CBTH-VCM  to establish the roadblock.

Many if not most of those who live in the devastated area have dealt with smaller but just as confrontating hurdles in their daily life on the land, floods, fire, landslides, rockfalls, animal threats, fallen trees, breakdowns, bolting horses, injuries, and many other challenges a CBTH-VCM could not imagine, so officialdom in sudden elevation to authority can be a tad annoying and rather comical if a sense of humour is still involved. In an age when regulation, rules and direction from persons with little or zero understanding of what is at issue begin to attempt to rule over others who have suddenly been placed under powers never agreed to, things can go south very quickly.

YOU ARE A BITTER TWISTED SMALL MINDED SOCIALIST O'CONNOR.


Saying it ain't so, only confirms it.
Damien O'Connor on Jaimie McKay's rural wireless round up denied he was being bitter after he delivered a tirade against alleged serious rundown of infrastructure by the current government with particular reference to The Lewis Pass road.  A road now under significant pressure as the main North / South overland route following the devastation of SH1 along the Kaikoura Coast buried along with the main trunk railway.

Cast your feeble mind back Damien, to the wasted years when you enabled the Clark Regime to massively swell the Beaurocracy at the cost of all the bits of productive New Zealand ignored.
Recall if you have sufficient brain cells still functioning how you stood by a leader who called your voters "ferals"' as if that was not harsh enough.
Also you might recall St David Lange who preached from his dung hill how agriculture was a "sunset industry" when it has been revealed that industry world wide has eliminated food poverty and famine almost totally apart from places where socialist meddling has rendered access to the food impossible.

You are a dimwitted socialist remnant from a past long rendered irrelevant so head back to your fiefdom where misguided individuals are being held in "the midst of the stages of grief" as they continue to thwart the only logical next and closing step in the Pikeriver Mine saga, continue to protest sealing the entombed remains that even you must understand will be ashes from the estimated multi thousand degree temperatures from the after math of the disaster over six years ago.
A disaster that seems to be inexplicably never held to be anything to do with the Mine safety manager Rockwell or your current inept Dear Leader who was the head of the Union representing over half the doomed workers before his elevation to "Turtle on a Post".
I am certain your visit to quake devastated Waiau did absolutely zero to move those shattered souls forward, just as the enduring image of the suit clad, shiny shoe wearing posed with a clean shovel PHIL Goff did in an equally non significant contribution to cleaning the Bay of Plenty beach after the Rena hit the Astrolube Reef.
Just crawl back under your rock and cease wasting time and resources trying to find relevance, it is long gorn, passed by by an educated public able to make their own minds up as to the future.

Friday, November 25, 2016

A Republican Thanks Giving

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LINDSAY MITCHELL NAILS IT AGAIN.


Hot on the heels of yet another "Z" lister seeking relevance using our so called "poverty" crisis, Lindsay  at  her own blog reveals the total corrupt use that surrounds the descriptive.
Last night Sir Graeme Henry relaunches as a SJW.

Meanwhile back in the real world populated by Joe and Josephine Bloke aka ordinary descent parents, hard working, responsible, Lindsay reveals  some  figures that cause me and many others to get exercised by the high jacking.

A New Zealand resident with $2200 is in the top half of the worlds population, $71 000 puts one in the top tenth and a very ordinary home in much of the country at around a quarter of a million and the dreaded one percenters have another terrible bastard member.
Now with my cynical monitor gauge off the scale how many of the miserable true deplorables will that statistic include and nary a word of admission.

Even the Jade adorned, castle dweller, ex McGillicuddie  Serious Party, cohoncho qualifies surely as she hitches her ample ass to the tumbrel that might carry the first of the one percenters to the gallows in her discombobulated manipulateding world of outrageous claims.

Lindsay Mitchell


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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hypocrisy On Steroids (updated)

It seems like only yesterday that the pro-Clinton media and all Clinton's hangers on were demanding that Donald Trump accept the result of the election on the day.

That was when Clinton and Co thought they had it in the bag.

My my, how times have changed.  We've seem gratuitous violence from the left.  Gratuitous insults and death threats are the order of the day.

Now they have outdone themselves with a concerted campaign to intimidate electoral college voters into ignoring the presidential votes in their state and  vote for the criminally corrupt Hillary Clinton.

The presidential electors, mostly former Bernie Sanders supporters who hail from Washington state and Colorado, are now lobbying their Republican counterparts in other states to reject their oaths — and in some cases, state law — to vote against Trump when the Electoral College meets on Dec. 19.

All of which will improve Mr Trump's chances of securing a second term in four years' time.

When will they ever learn?

Update:-

And so the lunacy escalates.   Those masters of electoral fraud, the Democrats, enthusiastically supported by our resident expert on every little thing, accuse the Republicans of voter fraud. 

The evidence for this accusation?  

A couple of junior lecturers from some obscure institution got hold of a computer model from East Anglia which showed that Crooked Hillary won more votes in states with paper voting than in states with electronic voting.  Oh no!  It's those damned missing millions again.  I tell you, they're everywhere.

Interesting to note the same computer programme, in different hands, could be made to show that Crooked Hillary's two million margin in the popular vote consists entirely of corpses and illegal Mexicans.


WHAT A MASSIVE DISAPPOINTMENT SHE IS!


When a many times world champion women's squash player was appointed Race Relations Commissioner, I took a now revealed wrongheaded view that it was an inspired choice.
Surely having lived in a world far removed from the Ivory towers inhabited by the self regarded elites here was someone strong, forthright and successful who would cut through the pathetic crap and represent ordinary New Zealand to uphold free speech giving predominance to how the ordinary citizen regarded our multicultural  inclusive society.

Could not have been more wrong, far from being a winner she has descended into an abyss of losing as she allowed herself to be captured by the totally disconnected who inhabit what is widely regarded as a vassal filled waste of oxygen consuming emasculated excuses for public employees.

Today my hopes rose that she had rediscovered her dominant personna and made a long awaited condemnation of the many Utube published utterings of a Saudi based Muslim Cleric who has issued a stream of antisemetic, anti Christian diatribes that go well beyond what a reasonable normal person would accept as allowed by Free Speech, a basic right I hold very dear.
Under a header "Devoy condemns hate speech", it is revealed as an abject cowardly slap for the utterings of  "AN AUCKLAND MAN".
FFS what planet is the stupid cow on.
They were a series of quaranic based calls to kill Jews.
Kill unbelievers.
Kill those guilty of apostasy.
Deny women's right to leave their home unattended.
and more rubbish totally at odds with this country and its values

AND DAME DOPEY HE WAS NOT JUST AN AUCKLAND MAN YOU MORON, HE WAS A SAUDI CLERIC HOLDING A HIGH PLACE IN NEW ZEALAND ISLAMIC ADMINISTRATION PREACHING TO HIS SOLDIERS WHO ARE JUST WAITING TO GO FORTH AND DO THE BIDDING OF A CULT UNCHANGED FOR FIFTEEN HUNDRED YEARS.

We don't want your hate, your fanaticism, your cult, your denigration of the rights to freedom for women and children, or your  separatism, Mr Muham'mad'  Sahib,  just accept us for what we are or take a hike back to Saudi.

As for the biggest disappointment yet as RRC, you clearly are too daft to understand how hopeless you are so hurry up and end your time at the trough before we find the damage is too far gone to reverse.

Next Please!

Now that Pres Elect Trump has solved the problem of gotcha press conferences by posting what he wants to say directly on YouTube, he can start to figure out how to fix the farce of media organised and dominated presidential debates.



Yes, that's right.  Those debates where the media gave Clinton advance notice of the questions.  Those debates where the  media gave Clinton a free ride while asking tough questions only of Trump.  Those same media which secretly sent their political commentary to the Democratic Party for approval before publication. Those same media who, no matter what he stuffed up, never had a bad word to say about Obama.

Well, here are a couple of suggestions.

Maybe there could be two moderators, one from each party so they could ride shotgun on each other.

Maybe all the questions could be sent to the candidates in advance with no new questions permitted.

Maybe the media should be excluded from these debates with the events being run by the parties and recorded beforehand, then distributed to the media with a caveat that they must be broadcast in full, without any editing.

The media will squeal like stuck pigs but they have nobody to blame but themselves if they are completely shut out.


How sweet The Sound of Common Sense

If the government didn’t act on the rise of obesity, the Greens would introduce a private bill for a sugar tax, leader Richard Di Natale said.

Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm dismissed the measure, saying there should be an impost on stupid ideas.

“There are a lot of stupid authoritarians around and they have a lot of stupid ideas and if we just tax them there would be no need to tax things like sugar,” he said.