Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, May 22nd, 2018 - 34 comments
David Seymour has hit a new low by drumming up public opposition to a small social housing development planned by Housiung Corporation in Epsom by claiming some of the potential tenants may have mental health problems.
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, May 21st, 2018 - 131 comments
National has made a meal of its first critique of Labour’s budget with a poor performance by Simon Bridges and with four claims about the budget that are clearly wrong but which National keep repeating.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, May 20th, 2018 - 20 comments
Aaron Schlossberg, American Attorney and Trump Supporter, and someone who thinks people speaking Spanish to each other in a New York restaurant poses some sort of existential threat to the Union is this week’s doofus of the week.
Written By: - Date published: 10:59 am, May 18th, 2018 - 30 comments
Is it a propaganda ploy these days to present the “utterly ridiculous” so that people, unable to engage or compute, turn away?
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, May 17th, 2018 - 19 comments
The National Party has recently been on the Government’s case for increasing strikes under their watch. But is that really a fair criticism, and does it jive well with the other things the Opposition has been claiming to value?
Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, May 15th, 2018 - 48 comments
The BBC thinks that depicting Jeremy Corbyn as a Russian stooge is sound news judgment.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, May 12th, 2018 - 62 comments
There was intense competition this week. Paula Bennett with her attack on Jacinda’s Spotify playlist almost won but Northcote candidate Dan Bidois succeeded for managing to talk out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and only confusing his tongue.
Written By: - Date published: 10:02 am, May 8th, 2018 - 22 comments
Yes, Dunedin needs a new hospital, but…
Written By: - Date published: 9:56 am, May 5th, 2018 - 133 comments
Labour’s announcement of $100 million spending on homelessness has attracted praise from everyone, except National.
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, May 4th, 2018 - 87 comments
In further horror news about our health system the leaks of sewage into the walls of Middlemore Hospital has been confirmed and its discovery occurred in 2010. And in 2015 the chair of cash strapped Canterbury DHB signed a Ministry of Health drafted letter saying it did not need further funding despite an urgent need for further funds.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, May 3rd, 2018 - 55 comments
Rhys Darby has discovered the real conspiracy facing New Zealand by judicious use of the Internet. And Clarke Gayford does not feature.
Written By: - Date published: 4:11 pm, May 2nd, 2018 - 16 comments
National has promised to overturn Auckland’s Regional Fuel Tax. But has no proposal for how the funding will be replaced.
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, May 2nd, 2018 - 209 comments
The police have publicly scotched rumours that have been circulating about Clarke Gayford by saying that Gayford is not and has not been the subject of any police inquiry and has not been charged in relation to any matter.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, April 28th, 2018 - 23 comments
This week’s winner is a National MP who has perfected the ability of cutting and pasteing but has no idea about the dark art of social media.
Written By: - Date published: 7:50 am, April 26th, 2018 - 38 comments
A Guest Post from Luke C where he analyses National’s creation of working groups in the last Goverment and comes up with a surprising conclusion.
Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, April 24th, 2018 - 47 comments
Bollocks and bullshit lands on shits and giggles.
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, April 22nd, 2018 - 77 comments
In a gross example of click bait journalism a senior political commentator at a major media outlet has claimed that Jacinda Ardern and Donald Trump are similar.
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, April 21st, 2018 - 73 comments
Doofus of the week this week goes to a television personality who is upset that his sexist comment that employers should be allowed to know what their female employees breedings plans are was taken out of context.
Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, April 20th, 2018 - 105 comments
This week has seen a number of examples where right wing and religious men have said stupid things and then had their statements defended on the basis that free speech should be protected.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, April 18th, 2018 - 34 comments
Doctors being intimidated.
Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, April 14th, 2018 - 73 comments
National now seems to adopt the position that climate change is real and has to be addressed. But it is refusing to accept that to address the problem New Zealand is going to have to give up its reliance on oil and gas.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, April 13th, 2018 - 84 comments
Remember how early on during his reign as National leader John Key talked about the underclass and how they were a blight on New Zealand society? Well over the past year WINZ has been giving grants to homeless families to live in tents.