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Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi: how is gay babby formed?

Written By: - Date published: 7:20 pm, November 23rd, 2012 - 83 comments

As the Government Administration Committee hears submissions on the Marriage Equality Bill, one committee member is doing his best to make the whole thing a clear illustration of how pathetic homophobes are.

After the firefight

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 pm, November 21st, 2012 - 128 comments

The results are in, the dust is settling – but where to now for Labour when the cries for “unity” seem to be more about making one side STFU?

An apology to David Cunliffe

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, November 19th, 2012 - 121 comments

I’m sorry, David Cunliffe, for the part I have played in your downfall.  Wait a minute, what?

Queen of Thorns makes a move for Labour leadership

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, November 18th, 2012 - 15 comments

The truth is out.  Under Patrick Gower’s incredibly cunning questioning, I have confessed that I will challenge Shearer in February.

Labour Conference 2012: how is social media formed?

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 pm, November 13th, 2012 - 81 comments

So, in an effort to make a post not calling for the head of David Shearer, I decided to take a look at the Labour Party’s conference webpages. And oh boy are they a treat. I’ve blogged before about Labour’s (or at least, Shearer’s office’s) poor grasp of social media, but whole new levels of “what r […]

Who could replace Shearer?

Written By: - Date published: 5:00 pm, November 11th, 2012 - 90 comments

Some people are Anyone But Cunliffe.  Some people think Cunliffe is the One True Leader.  Some people want more options.  So let’s make a case for it.

How to sound completely insincere

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, November 4th, 2012 - 53 comments

John Key is world-famous for speaking unintelligibly, no doubt.  But how do we spot the times when he’s not just being ineloquent, and is clearly parroting lines prepared by someone else?

Make your own “Shearer Says”!

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, November 3rd, 2012 - 49 comments

Every week or so another gripping read is emailed out from the Labour leader’s office.  Find out how you too can inspire a nation!

Plain packaging insults my intelligence, and yours too

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, October 27th, 2012 - 124 comments

Plain packaging isn’t just an unproven idea, it’s pointless, illogical in the current circumstances, and seriously condescending.

Time to help HELP and survivors of sexual abuse

Written By: - Date published: 5:41 pm, October 19th, 2012 - 14 comments

Following on from the funding shortfall at Wellington Rape Crisis, now it’s Auckland’s turn. The HELP Foundation take 12,000 calls a year, and despite government promises to assist them … yep, they’re in trouble.  More info and account details to make a donation in this article – please note at this point the donation account is only open […]

This is going to be big

Written By: - Date published: 7:43 am, October 15th, 2012 - 230 comments

Keith Ng has uncovered a truly massive breach in MSD’s computer security.

A sincere question about CE pay

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, October 13th, 2012 - 139 comments

Seriously, people, what on Earth can David Smol, CE of MoBIE, possibly do to earn $590k a year?

Second chances

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 pm, October 4th, 2012 - 77 comments

People who think Mike Tyson should be allowed into NZ keep talking about “giving him a second chance”.  But that doesn’t actually mean what they think it means …

Roofpainter II: Son of the bride of the monster roof painter

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 pm, September 30th, 2012 - 126 comments

David Shearer still doesn’t get why judging beneficiaries from across the road isn’t compatible with leading the Labour Party.  QoT perseveres in trying to explain it to him, using short words.

Why the Left still needs feminism

Written By: - Date published: 7:25 am, September 29th, 2012 - 280 comments

QoT has a shiny new author login and she’s not afraid to use it!  And Labour?  You definitely still need feminism.

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