Daily Review 11/02/2016

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Jane Kelsey

Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

31 comments on “Daily Review 11/02/2016”

  1. mickysavage 1

    Gareth Hughes gave the speech of the day in Parliament today and eviscerates Key.

  2. KS 2

    About the same proportion of MPs paying any attention to Hughes as the proportion of the public who care about what the Greens have to say.

    Some advice for the Green party – Dump your failed, crazed social justice warriors and get back to your roots – the environment.

    • Richard Christie 2.1

      I guess they are copying what the Keyster did in regard to Waitangi and making themselves scarce.

      Like him, they’re too cowardly to listen to a few home truths.

    • Dialey 2.2

      The roots of the Green Party are clearly expressed in their Charter. While the environment is central, it has always been balanced by social justice and democratic principles.

      “The charter is the founding document of The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand.

      The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand accepts Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand; recognises Maori as Tangata Whenua in Aotearoa New Zealand; and commits to the following four Principles:

      Ecological Wisdom:
      The basis of ecological wisdom is that human beings are part of the natural world. This world is finite, therefore unlimited material growth is impossible. Ecological sustainability is paramount.

      Social Responsibility:
      Unlimited material growth is impossible. Therefore the key to social responsibility is the just distribution of social and natural resources, both locally and globally.

      Appropriate Decision-making:
      For the implementation of ecological wisdom and social responsibility, decisions will be made directly at the appropriate level by those affected.

      Non-violent conflict resolution is the process by which ecological wisdom, social responsibility and appropriate decision making will be implemented. This principle applies at all levels.”

      – See more at: https://home.greens.org.nz/charter#sthash.ZLo5kTLX.dpuf

    • DoublePlusGood 2.3

      “failed, crazed social justice warriors”

      Feel free to tell us who exactly has failed and what is crazy about their views?

    • Draco T Bastard 2.4

      And another RWNJ jumps in to tell the Greens to focus solely upon the environment. They must be getting really scared as National continue to trash the economy, the environment and our society.

  3. The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell 3

    Sweet baby Jesus but that’s a frightening picture of the Kelse.

  4. Rosemary McDonald 4

    Disappointing…a real shame that a Labour MP would play the crony game to this extent.


    “A young driver caught speeding through Lower Hutt at 210kmh has been spared any further punishment after lying to police.

    His name will also remain secret after a judge said he had “suffered a lot” from publicity about the case, stemming from the intervention of his behalf of MP Trevor Mallard.

    The 24-year-old was convicted and sentenced earlier this month for racing another car on State Highway 2 in September.

    In effect, it means the man will face no punishment for lying to police, after telling them he could not have been driving because his car had been stolen at the time.”

    MPs should stay well clear of this sort of rubbish….let the man take his lumps.

    • greywarshark 4.1

      I heard Espiner question why Mallard sent the letter to the judge on his electorate notepaper which seemed to emphasise that he was trying to influence from his political position rather than as a concerned citizen with standing in the community, a different perspective.

      He said that he wrote it from his office in the normal way, and would not accept that there were questionable factors in this behaviour. He didn’t know the young man, and was not friends with the family, but knew that the young man had done well in education and had a good future ahead.

      I thought Mallard’s reasons for intervention were positive – the boy has enormous potential, he’s seen him at prize givings over the years. Mallard said he’d made a couple of major errors and been very stupid (driving at 210 km down the highway). The facts of lying to the police – something about a stolen car, would make it hard for him in his future career. When you think about that, it could apply to any youth (with or without getting prizes). Why not apply this to all the youths. Mallard wanted him to get a suspended sentence but the judge required 220 hours of community work, almost one for each km!

      He may or may not do them, apparently the government go through the motions of reparation and rehabilitation but don’t follow through to the end.

      • Rosemary McDonald 4.1.1

        “… instead convicting and discharging him.

        In effect, it means the man will face no punishment for lying to police, after telling them he could not have been driving because his car had been stolen at the time.”

        The 220 hours of community work was for the gross speeding offence.

        Mallard went out to bat for this lying little lead foot on the charge of lying to the police.

        Mallard knows the man’s family, but not the man personally…so how does he qualify as a character referee?

        Sorry…I have to disagree….Mallard (as should all elected representatives) needs to excercise a deal more discretion when it comes to doing this sort of thing….not a good look…at all.

        • greywarshark

          I was being a bit sarc about Mallard. But if all young people got some sort of serious sentence and were taken in hand for a change of attitude, location, some talking about responsibilities, study of the road code but also what makes a society good to live in, get some goal setting involving training, hard work, and doing some actual manual work. Well that could help both this little rich prick and the poor pricks who most often appear and don’t get handled kindly by pollies, or get any sort of worthwhile sentence and follow-up useful to them and society.

          But no, there has been a lot of study of young criminals and how to stop them advancing along destructive criminal paths. Right wing governments however don’t give a tuppeny for those floundering who are not of their class. What you do get is recidivism at the same or higher and badder level of criminality.

          • Rosemary McDonald

            Kelly Ellis over at TDB has a very good post up called..


            Has a gang member being dealt to by his mates for bringing the ‘heat’ onto to the gang, a judge reducing an offender (who happens to be a relative of the said judge) to a blithering heap of whakama, and a suggestion of what Little should have done to the pro TPP faction of the Labour Party.

            Well worth a read.

            “The fractured opposition to the TPP from within Labour has caused a lot of grief within and laughter without. Little has missed an opportunity to present himself as the fearless leader who has no difficulty understanding right from wrong and sorting out dissent within the ranks.
            Perhaps Phil Goff could have been politely told that it was time he toddled off to concentrate on his mayoral bid. Perhaps David Shearer could have been stripped of everything, including his shoe laces, and relegated to the back bench.
            – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2016/02/12/the-merits-of-internal-discipline/#sthash.8xvjOU9S.dpuf

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