Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, November 22nd, 2016 - 207 comments
Nat MP Chester Borrows is to stand trial for injuring a protestor with his car. Barry Soper is outraged, because “elderly female, placard waving protesters” just don’t deserve the protection of the law.
Written By: - Date published: 2:26 pm, August 17th, 2014 - 130 comments
Apparently Cameron Slater is going to “out” the identity of who got the emails off his system. What is the bet that he has it wrong – again? Hopefully the gibbering idiot has someone else helping him. It’d be good if he got it right for a change. Updated: Blustering about a txt that looks like it was related to court cases. Cameron is a moran….
Written By: - Date published: 9:33 am, April 18th, 2012 - 49 comments
The Nats are determined to ignore the evidence on the harm caused by charter schools, just as they are ignoring evidence on the damage done by national standards. This willingness to harm kids, as incidental pawns in their ideological games, really pisses me off.
Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, March 31st, 2011 - 113 comments
Bill English wants to cut things that are “nice to have”, like the adult education classes (that he used to praise in opposition), and keep “necessities”, like tax cuts for the already wealthy. This is the kind of economic “wisdom” that has Bill leading us into an all time record budget deficit.
Written By: - Date published: 1:13 pm, November 13th, 2010 - 33 comments
Written By: - Date published: 1:31 pm, November 12th, 2010 - 85 comments
Pansy Wong has been stood down resigned over her abuse of her ministerial status and perks for her husband’s private business dealings. I expected that Key act ‘relaxed’ and hope for this blow over. That he hasn’t indicates they’ve uncovered something more. Will we find out what it is, or will Key pull another Richard Worth on us? Updates coming.
Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, October 22nd, 2010 - 21 comments
Every time I think John Key can’t get any more cynical and hypocritical in his messaging, he manages to take it to a new level. Apparently spending money on the education system will create “a noose around the neck of young New Zealanders”…
Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, October 9th, 2010 - 21 comments
Is Phil Goff an Evil SuperGenius? Is Labour still secretly running the country, controlling MPs, cabinet ministers and government departments? Political sleuth David P Farrar makes a pretty strong case! Or does he…
Written By: - Date published: 6:46 pm, October 4th, 2010 - 29 comments
So he’s apologised to the Governor General personally but not to the hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders who he has described as not looking like New Zealanders? WTF does it matter whether or not he’s a royalist? Did he make some kind of anti-royal comment I missed? Is he actually apologising for what he […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, September 28th, 2010 - 97 comments
Life isn’t hard enough already for solo parents, according to the Nats. So they’re going to make it harder.
Written By: - Date published: 10:33 am, August 20th, 2010 - 41 comments
This government is attacking education at every level. In particular it is attacking teachers over national standards. National blogger DPF’s post yesterday was a particularly disgraceful example. Arrogant, ignorant, and full of lies.
Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, August 16th, 2010 - 94 comments
What do you do when you find science inconvenient to your ideology? Why, you strike it down! Burn the heretics! Or in the modern equivalent, you set the lawyers on them, and try and have the facts declared illegal.
Written By: - Date published: 7:49 am, June 6th, 2010 - 32 comments
“Lord” Christopher Monckton is a high profile climate change denier. Professor John Abraham examines his claims in detail, and shows Monckton to be a serial liar, misrepresenting the science at every turn. What makes a person tell lies that are going to cost us the earth?
Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, May 16th, 2010 - 24 comments
Family First have a history of trying to make political capital out of stacked questions. They’re are at it again, distorting the results of a survey question to push for bringing back corporal punishment in schools. They are aided and abetted by some spectacularly bad journalism.