Archive for August, 2010

The many bail out the few

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 pm, August 31st, 2010 - 51 comments

Funny how quickly John Key and Bill English found that spare $1.7bn for wealthy investors after all that talk about how we should be tightening our belts.

It’s shows exactly where their priorities are.

A relentless focus on jobs

Written By: - Date published: 12:49 pm, August 31st, 2010 - 9 comments

The government is canning it’s already too-small and ill-directed Community Max programme. $40 million was a pathetic amount that created, at best, just 3,000 temporary jobs when quarter of a million Kiwis are jobless. And, due to lazy policy-making all the Key government probably ended up doing was subsidising jobs that would have been created anyway.

Unions Succeed where National Fails

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, August 31st, 2010 - 9 comments

National’s big election promise in 2008 was to close the wage gap with Australia. They’re failing, as our wages fall behind theirs under National’s economic mismanagement and employer-centric policies.
But there are some who are doing better than others in the pay stakes:
Union members.

Anything too big to fail should be publicly owned

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 31st, 2010 - 92 comments

South Canterbury Finance is on the brink of collapse. The plan appears to be for the government to purchase the bad loans from the company at twice their book value, giving SCF the cash it needs to get back on its feet. That’s a dumb idea. The owners of SCF have taken huge profits in the good times, they can’t be allowed to pass their losses on to the rest of us now and continue as if nothing happened.

Diconnected Key

Written By: - Date published: 7:28 am, August 31st, 2010 - 34 comments

According to John Key, teachers who want to maintain reasonably class sizes and free flu vaccines are disconnected from the real world. That would be the real world of hanging out with the Queen and spending $1.5bn on finance companies I guess. What a dick.

Lousy propaganda from the Herald

Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, August 31st, 2010 - 8 comments

The Herald’s top story today screams “Strikers’ Helpless Victims”.

But it turns out that staff have been suspended.

I guess that doesn’t fit the Herald’s class war perspective.

Open mike 31/08/2010

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 31st, 2010 - 24 comments

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Kiwi jester to play for Queen

Written By: - Date published: 9:15 pm, August 30th, 2010 - 12 comments

Self-styled ‘Jokemeister-in-chief’ John Key has been selected from a host of eager clowns, buffoons, and slapstick artists (known as the National Party) to perform for Queen Elizabeth the Second for a weekend next month. Asked if he has any nerves ahead of the big show, Key whipped out his old catchphrase saying “nah, I’m pretty relaxed”.

Teachers strike

Written By: - Date published: 9:56 am, August 30th, 2010 - 66 comments

Not content with wrecking primary school education, Anne Tolley has bought herself an unnecessary fight with secondary teachers.

Failure by the numbers 2

Written By: - Date published: 7:19 am, August 30th, 2010 - 17 comments

Number of recorded offences in the 2008 calander year: 431,383
Number of recorded offences in the 2009 calander year: 451,405
Number of unsolved crimes in Judith Collin’s first year as minister: 235,787, up 5,000
Number of cars crushed: 0

Search and Survey Our Loss of Human Rights

Written By: - Date published: 6:49 am, August 30th, 2010 - 35 comments

Strip searched by the dog-control officer, your home computer hacked by the Pork Board and the Commerce Commission putting 24-hour cameras in your bedroom. It’ll all be fine once the new Search and Surveillance Bill goes through. Oh, and you lose your right to silence. And the need for a warrant is reduced. And…

Open mike 30/08/2010

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 30th, 2010 - 30 comments

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The ground zero mosque

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, August 29th, 2010 - 27 comments

“The ground zero mosque” is the latest focus of and flash-point for deranged American right wing anger. The Guardian’s Charlie Brooker explains.

Multi-site

Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, August 29th, 2010 - 9 comments

The site has now been reconfigured to be a multi-site system. This will allow us to start setting up child sites for more specialized topics in the future. It should allow us to keep expanding our range of posts with the ever increasing number of authors.

Open mike 29/08/2010

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 29th, 2010 - 16 comments

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Another broken Supercity promise

Written By: - Date published: 2:28 pm, August 28th, 2010 - 17 comments

Yet another broken promise on the Auckland Supercity, as ministers fail to consult on the directors of council-controlled organisations. Will The Herald stand by its earlier thundering editorial?

Oh, Cameron. Oh dear

Written By: - Date published: 12:55 pm, August 28th, 2010 - 26 comments

“Yes, I breached those orders, because they were bullshit, and should never have been made!” That’s what you could have – should have – said. That was the apparent basis for your whole seemingly-crazy crusade. But you denied the charges. Then refused to appear in the witness-box. You made it abundantly clear that the entire exercise was all about getting noticed.

Ramping up renewables

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, August 28th, 2010 - 6 comments

Bryan Walker at Hot Topic looks at the large scale renewable energy projects that are being developed in various countries around the world. The contrast with the dated approach to energy from Gerry Brownlee is quite striking. That has been described as “The Government’s energy strategy prioritises drilling and mining for more oil and coal, while providing virtually no stimulation for the development of renewable energy and clean technology. It … makes no attempt to set measurable emissions reduction targets.”

Death of a Working Class Hero

Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, August 28th, 2010 - 14 comments

In a culture where the only heroes seem to be sports stars and comic book characters it’s important to remember those whose have fought for the rights of workers.

Earlier this month, one of these heroes, Jimmy Reid, died.

He is a man who passing should not go unmarked.

Aussie election: Gillard holds the advantage

Written By: - Date published: 10:26 am, August 28th, 2010 - 30 comments

A week after Australia went to the polls the outcome is still unclear. However, with the last seat (Brisbane) pretty much decided, I’d put my money on Julia Gillard remaining Prime Minister and Labor retaining power. Take a look at the numbers…

A few questions

Written By: - Date published: 9:53 am, August 28th, 2010 - 36 comments

1) Did the PM declare his conflict of interest when the alcohol reforms were debated at Cabinet?
2) Aren’t these exactly the reforms you would expect from a guy who owns a high end winery? No extra excise. No controls on advertising. Demonise the kids.
3) Has National or any of its MPs recieved donations from alcohol sellers? Like Tony Astle, for example?

Open mike 28/08/2010

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 28th, 2010 - 33 comments

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Sensible Sentencing Trust: a bunch of liars

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 am, August 28th, 2010 - 19 comments

The Sensible Sentencing Trust has lied about having Labour’s support.

Labour must come down on the trust like a ton of bricks for this bullsh*t.

Anything else is a betrayal of Labour’s members and their values.

No Medal of Honour for Wayne Mapp

Written By: - Date published: 10:27 pm, August 27th, 2010 - 22 comments

Defence Minister Wayne Mapp must be desperate for publicity. He’s attacked the latest version of the Medal of Honour game set in Afghanistan. According to Mr Mapp, Medal of Honour “undermines the values of our nation, and the dedicated service of our men and women in uniform”. Okaaay…….

Fabian Lecture: Monday

Written By: - Date published: 2:13 pm, August 27th, 2010 - 2 comments

What Will Fix Child Poverty? The Fabian Society’s next lecture is on Monday in Auckland.  Susan St John on behalf of the Child Poverty Action Group, and Sue Bradford of the Alternative Welfare Working Group will look at one of the most important symptoms of New Zealand’s slide towards becoming a low-wage economy and unequal […]

Sick Of It

Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, August 27th, 2010 - 20 comments

The Employment Relations Act Amendment (2) is coming… Be prepared to fight.
But also, be prepared to slip in an Amendment to the Amendment…

Rodney Hide in control of Key Government policy

Written By: - Date published: 9:42 am, August 27th, 2010 - 61 comments

According to OIA papers released to the NZ Herald, Key’s plan to extend the 90 day “fire at will” law to all businesses is an ACT party takeover of government policy.

Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson recommended against the extent of the plan. She was overruled by Cabinet in response to ACT threats. As Trevor Mallard said, if Key had any balls he would’ve stuck to his Minister’s advice.

6000 published posts and climbing fast

Written By: - Date published: 7:52 am, August 27th, 2010 - 12 comments

There have been 6000 published* posts, 192 thousand comments, and many millions of page views. I’d guess that this multiple-author blog has a wee bit of an audience.

And the server has been stable….

Standards fiasco and more National lies

Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, August 27th, 2010 - 12 comments

At what point, I wonder, will National figure out that they’re in a hole over “national standards” and finally stop digging? At what point, I wonder, will National stop lying to us that the parents of insert region here are supportive of national standards?

Open mike 27/08/2010

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 27th, 2010 - 43 comments

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Note to Labour: show some spine

Written By: - Date published: 7:57 pm, August 26th, 2010 - 86 comments

Labour co-hosted the Sensible Sentencing Trust’s parliamentary conference.

That’s disgraceful pandering to disgraceful people.

It’s time Labour showed some spine and offered an alternative to the SST’s cowardly “lock ’em up” posturing.

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