Written By: - Date published: 11:35 pm, May 20th, 2016 - 6 comments
John Oliver takes a good solid swing at the media who suck up shit press releases designed by institutions to get funding and interest groups doing marketing for their products, and the idiotic consumers of schlock ‘facts’. Or John Key who apparently thinks that money magically changes physics.
Written By: - Date published: 3:33 pm, February 17th, 2016 - 37 comments
Grant Robertson gave an impassioned speech yesterday in Parliament on how poverty in New Zealand is a disgrace.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 11th, 2016 - 48 comments
A video from the TUC in the UK explaining how important Unions are which is just as relevant for Aotearoa as it is for the UK.
Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, November 2nd, 2015 - 3 comments
Jonathan Pie discusses the meaning of the World’s economy in 3 minutes and 11 seconds.
Written By: - Date published: 2:50 pm, October 2nd, 2015 - 3 comments
The White Man Behind A Desk is back, looking at the big picture, why we hate politicians, and why you need to tweet John Key.
Written By: - Date published: 1:45 pm, September 18th, 2015 - 3 comments
The White Man Behind a Desk takes on the TPP.
Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, May 31st, 2015 - 13 comments
Quiet Sunday morning? Check out White Man Behind a Desk.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, April 18th, 2015 - 28 comments
Well worth a watch even if some do not necessarily agree with it. Hat tip Adam.
Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, April 7th, 2015 - 13 comments
A group of unidentified artists have erected a bronze patina bust of Eric Snowden on a stone column in Brooklyn. The authorities are investigating.
Written By: - Date published: 2:41 pm, November 21st, 2014 - 4 comments
The excellent Clarke and Dawe on the G20 and growth.
Written By: - Date published: 6:02 pm, September 15th, 2014 - 348 comments
The queue is enormous. But here is the feed. Thanks Selwyn for the link….. 19:05: Liala Harre has been improving her speaking since I last heard her. Introduced the speaker guests. Looking at the progressive achievements of the NZ past. 19:07: Glenn Greenwald is first up. 19:10: Greenwald calls John Key an adolescent 🙂 John […]
Written By: - Date published: 12:19 pm, June 6th, 2014 - 7 comments
Meet Australia’s President of the United States, Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the instigator of a wink-related scandal. He sometimes puts his foot in his mouth and other times chooses to say nothing at all. 665,777 page views.
Written By: - Date published: 10:27 pm, March 6th, 2014 - 29 comments
One of the most effective political videos that I have seen from a country that is coming to specialise in them. I’m unsurprised that it went completely viral. It was a great description of all of the ways that Tony Abbott is beholden to the interests of those made insane by idiotic greed – and welcoming him to Western Australia. All expressed in a polite quiet voice enumerating exactly how much of a arsehole Abbott is. He even makes John Key look sort of rational – in a traditional junior partner kind of way
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, December 25th, 2013 - 13 comments
In 1977 at the height of their notoriety the Sex Pistols put on a Christmas party for the families of striking Huttersfield fire fighters. Even now that act of kindness by one of the most reviled groups in the history of UK music is remembered fondly.
Written By: - Date published: 3:40 pm, October 21st, 2012 - 59 comments
We moved out of the rental back into my old apartment in a flurry of concrete dust from polishing concrete and cursing from fitting storage two months ago. But I still haven’t bothered with connecting up broadcast TV. Why would I want to bother? Broadcast TV is largely mindless and endlessly frustrating. These days there are better alternatives than video stores.
Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, October 10th, 2012 - 159 comments
It really was a pleasure last night watching the most obnoxious weasel in aussie politics, Tony Abbott, getting done over by a fired up Julia Gillard. She was pointing out that his sudden calls against sexism and misogyny could be better applied to himself. Then she spent glorious minutes detailing exactly why Tony Abbott was the last politician in Austrailia who could throw dirt using these charges.
Written By: - Date published: 10:25 am, October 27th, 2011 - 22 comments
John Key’s try-hard failed handshake at the RWC has gone viral. What looked like a minor footnote to the affair came out last night, when it was reported that YouTube had taken down the clip at the request of the IRB. But today the IRB denied it.
Written By: - Date published: 6:43 am, October 9th, 2011 - 6 comments
The music for the morning….
Written By: - Date published: 3:10 pm, August 26th, 2011 - 7 comments
As we all know, John Key is the most effective Minister of Silly Ideas that the country has had since Robert Muldoon. Of course no-one can follow that closely in the great chuckler’s footsteps – John Key hasn’t even got close to bankrupting the country yet. He has been trying though. But here is another silly idea for him to look at. It is a developing industry that should be as effective as the cycleway or youth benefit cards!
Written By: - Date published: 1:29 pm, August 6th, 2011 - 37 comments
January 2009. Jobs are being lost at 4,000 per week. Key and his government have just come back from a month long holiday. First thing he does: makes an audition tape for Letterman. Notice how all the jokes are taking the mickey out of our country. Makes you real proud.
Written By: - Date published: 4:43 pm, June 24th, 2011 - 12 comments
Sometimes you have to simply start from 1.0 for Godwin’s Law. This pretty much applies to anything re-subtitled from the movie “Der Untergang”. The latest one that I have seen is this side splitting rendition of exactly what has been going on inside the EQC operation in Christchurch.