Written By: - Date published: 7:50 am, March 10th, 2008 - 21 comments
According to the Herald some people marched down Queen Street against the Electoral Finance Act on Saturday. Apparently they were protesting the removal of their right to political expression, which was taken off them as of January first this year. Signs compared the government to Robert Mugabe. One presumes they are unhappy they can no […]
Written By: - Date published: 6:31 pm, February 15th, 2008 - 4 comments
Well, I think it’s funny.
Written By: - Date published: 2:16 pm, January 31st, 2008 - 17 comments
Madness is a key ingredient in politics. Always has been. J’accuse. Far queues. I think, therefore I am. Martin Luther King went to the mountain top. I have been to Geneva. Good things ought not be rushed. Freshly cooked meat ought not be rushed. Masticate it well, and never lick a very new steak knife. […]
Written By: - Date published: 1:54 pm, January 27th, 2008 - 19 comments
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s not the first aspiring leader to try and present himself as ‘down with the bros’, but this is truly cringeworthy. Stephen Colbert asks the question everyone’s been wondering: More Stephen Colbert over at Comedy Central.
Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, January 25th, 2008 - 14 comments
Jon Stewart had a good piece last night on why we shouldn’t just trust the economic and financial “experts”. People deserve better from the media than the dehumanising econo-speak about ‘soft labour markets’ and housing ‘corrections’ that dominates our Business pages, so it’s good to see Jon poking a bit of fun. Fox News also […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:53 am, January 15th, 2008 - 62 comments
Paul from The Fundy Post has done a rather humorous review of John Key’s holiday home in Success Court, Omaha Beach, as featured in the Herald on Sunday. Suffice to say he’s not impressed: It is difficult to know where to begin. Here is a house (described somewhat disingenuously by the Herald as a “bach”) […]
Written By: - Date published: 4:50 pm, December 21st, 2007 - 45 comments
I have glimpsed the future. I know how Election 08 will play out. It will be a thriller, going down to the wire. The election home straight, like that at Flemington in Melbourne, is a test of champions. In the end it is about class and staying ability. Helen Clark starts the year well off […]
Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, December 13th, 2007 - 1 comment
Listen up guys and campers, there are some disturbing bits of info coming back from our ‘plants’ in the media world, including David F. I realise that the Labour govt are stuffing up to such big-time that I understand a little over-confidence is creeping in to our ranks. We don’t want anyone thinking that we […]
Written By: - Date published: 3:19 pm, November 16th, 2007 - 64 comments
If we needed any more reason not to let National take us back to the 90s, I think this might be it. Via nznationalparty on flickr.
Written By: - Date published: 4:10 am, November 16th, 2007 - 43 comments
In perhaps his strongest signal yet to potential coalition partners, John Key has set his Facebook ‘Looking for’ status to “Whatever I can get”. Puzzled by the phrase “Whatver I can get” I looked it up in the urban dictionary: “A phrase popularly used on the networking college site facebook.com. It refers to an individual’s […]
Written By: - Date published: 4:35 pm, November 15th, 2007 - 9 comments
Paris Hilton doesn’t help drunk elephants I haven’t read the article yet, and I don’t think I will. With a headline like that who needs to?
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 pm, November 13th, 2007 - 91 comments
Thanks to the reader who sent us the latest edition of Cosmopolitican, a nifty little publication that did the rounds just before the last election. This month’s edition has John Key as its coverboy, which sure makes a change from 2005 when old man Brash used to don the cover every other month. Strangely though, […]
Written By: - Date published: 1:13 pm, November 13th, 2007 - 19 comments
Matt Robson’s newsletter has a real scoop on the Herald’s next propaganda campaign: NZ Herald investigation into large, secret party funding I have it from good sources that any day now the NZ Herald is going to launch a full, in-depth investigative report into the National Party’s use of backdoor, closed-door and behind-the-scenes sources of […]
Written By: - Date published: 2:58 pm, November 8th, 2007 - 9 comments
It seems the suggestion of “Deutschland uber alles” as a campaign song has got National’s General Manager Chris Simpson the boot. I also hear that there’s no love lost between him and Judy and apparently it’s a matter of madness. One of them thinks the other is. Jo de Joux has been appointed Interim General […]
Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, October 20th, 2007 - 8 comments
The website Twisted Twee is selling these babies nappies. The site warns “price fluctuates weekly depending on my swinging political opinion. This week Cameron pants are up.”
Written By: - Date published: 2:23 pm, October 17th, 2007 - Comments Off on Can you save the rabbit?
Written By: - Date published: 11:02 am, October 15th, 2007 - 1 comment
So you just had to do it didn’t you Auckland… And a shout out to publicaddress for the clip (there are more here)
Written By: - Date published: 1:37 pm, October 13th, 2007 - 60 comments
I know the Nats are leaking all over the place, but this is getting ridiculous. From our homies over at Kiwiblogblog, here’s a sneak peak of National’s draft leaflets for 2008: Click the image for a larger version.
Written By: - Date published: 6:10 pm, October 8th, 2007 - 3 comments
From Vanity Fair: Regrettably, some [people] are simply not aware of how large an asshole footprint they leave on the planet. Here, Vanity Fair offers a questionnaire that will help such individuals determine the size and breadth of their footprint. If you answer “yes” to four or more of the questions for your age group, […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:59 am, October 2nd, 2007 - Comments Off on Conservative c0ck-up
The Register reports that (link maybe NSFW) “a Tory blog has been penetrated by an act of classic web waggery after it leeched bandwidth via a picture used to illustrate a posting about party fees”. Rather than host their own image on their site the young Tories linked to a picture sourced at a personal […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:44 am, October 2nd, 2007 - Comments Off on A message for DPF
I just rediscovered Toothpaste for Dinner. Having narrowly recovered from a somewhat grueling experience reading this post over at Kiwiblog I thought I might just pass DPF a little friendly pictorial advice.
Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, October 2nd, 2007 - Comments Off on Undercover photo of Key at National HQ
Kiwiblogblog has a great undercover photo (you can tell ’cause it’s grainy) of John Key at National Party HQ. I won’t ruin the surprise by posting it here. Go check it out!
Written By: - Date published: 10:26 am, October 2nd, 2007 - Comments Off on Run your own McDonald’s
If you’ve got work to do, don’t read this post. Play This Thing has a review of The McDonald’s video game. It’s flash-based so runs right in your web-browser. Your job is to run a sucessful McDonald’s. The game’s splashscreen notes: Making money in a corporation like McDonald’s is not simple at all! Behind every […]
Written By: - Date published: 3:04 pm, September 28th, 2007 - Comments Off on George Bush: a “B” in ECON101
QUESTION: Do you think there’s a risk of a recession? How do you rate that? BUSH: You know, you need to talk to economists. I think I got a B in Econ 101. I got an A, however, in keeping taxes low and being fiscally responsible with the people’s money. Someone (Michael Roston) actually checked […]
Written By: - Date published: 2:52 pm, September 28th, 2007 - Comments Off on Asset sales
From the Herald:
Written By: - Date published: 11:08 am, September 26th, 2007 - Comments Off on David Brent on discrimination
Helen Simpson was asked by Christchurch Casino staff to cover her cleavage and feels that she has been discriminated against on account of the size of her breasts. The Human Rights Commission points out that while physical appearance & including breast size & is not a criterion for discrimination under the Human Rights Act, she’s […]
Written By: - Date published: 5:22 pm, September 21st, 2007 - 10 comments
The Labour Government is stuffing up. They can’t find the right words to describe John Key and the National Party. Because of that they are the architects of their own making with a clear sign that the electorate has become bored with Labour’s big words whilst not appreciating what National and John Key are all […]
Written By: - Date published: 12:10 pm, September 7th, 2007 - Comments Off on Map the candidates
Someone just sent me this. Pretty cool site which uses Google Maps to track the US presidential candidates. Map the Candidates is a nonpartisan site that tracks the presidential candidates’ campaign stops across the country. Utilizing public schedules provided by the campaigns, we publish an ongoing digest of where the candidates were, are, and will […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:48 am, September 5th, 2007 - 4 comments
Hi. Mike Moore here. Today I’m in Uzbekistan adding value to their goat herd. I woke early and checked the nasty emails from home. I went back to sleep, woke up, cried, went back to sleep, woke again, cried, had a wank and a fag, and went back to sleep. Then I had an idea. […]