Posts Tagged ‘michael laws’

Some neigbourly advice for Kirikiriroa from a concerned JAFA

Written By: - Date published: 1:21 pm, March 16th, 2018 - 27 comments

Hamilton or Kirikiriroa? I don’t even know why this is a question. Well, I do, it’s a question because white people are stupid, but I mean there’s no question in my mind which name I prefer. Kneejerk reactions to this sort of suggested change are a bit odd when you think about it. Everything in […]

Holmes and other toxic commentators

Written By: - Date published: 1:50 pm, February 16th, 2012 - 93 comments

Why do we tolerate, indeed sometimes glorify, thoroughly toxic commentators and “media figures” in NZ? It’s a rhetorical question. The answer is, of course, that it’s all about the money…

Taking out the trash

Written By: - Date published: 12:49 pm, November 22nd, 2011 - 18 comments

Michael Laws has been calling for listeners to shoot journalists.  He’s a disturbed individual who should never be on the air again. Wouldn’t be nice to take the trash out of political commentary?

Sunday Morons: an omnibus of silly people

Written By: - Date published: 1:02 pm, October 10th, 2010 - 18 comments

With all of the political activity over the last week, there are a few items that missed getting covered as well as the ones that we covered extensively. Rather than do individual posts on the idiots of the week, I’ve written an omnibus post of my notes from the last week.

PR301: Edwards and Ralston on Lhaws

Written By: - Date published: 1:50 pm, August 16th, 2010 - 22 comments

Brian Edwards and Bill Ralston give contrasting accounts of Michael Laws’ PR handling of his latest relationship issues. Edwards thinks Laws dealt with it well (and reduced the ‘story’ to a molehill), Ralston thinks Laws cocked-up by preempting any other media coverage and giving more away than necessary. On Ralston’s blog there’s a nicely caustic exchange […]

NZF dodges the Lhaws bullet

Written By: - Date published: 4:27 pm, July 28th, 2010 - 42 comments

Must admit my heart sank this morning when I read that “Winston Peters and his former adviser Michael Laws are to team up again as part of a “relaunch” of the party this year”…

I can’t believe it’s not satire!

Written By: - Date published: 12:44 pm, May 23rd, 2010 - 94 comments

The other day, we had a satire guest post about ‘thank the rich day’. Michael Laws appears determined to out do us: “On Thursday, this Key/English administration decided to abandon the pretence that we are an egalitarian society, or that we should ever attempt to be so. The wealthy are the wealthy because they merit that status, was the prime minister’s underlying message.”

Laws needs an education

Written By: - Date published: 3:32 pm, November 9th, 2009 - 42 comments

I told myself I’d never do a post on pathetic publicity groupie Michael Laws, so here I am failing to live up to yet another resolution. Sigh. But really, this can’t pass without comment: Boys are failing, and feminism is at fault One of the great triumphs of feminism is education. It is a profession […]

Michael Laws, ambassador

Written By: - Date published: 4:15 pm, September 7th, 2009 - 5 comments

From The Guardian: It used to be loony left local government that attracted ridicule. Now it is the outpourings of mad mayors. …[UK mayoral problems seem] mild in the pointlessness stakes compared with New Zealand mayor Michael Laws, who scribbled furious replies to two children when they asked him to adopt the Maori spelling for their […]

Angry sadsack still at it

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, September 7th, 2009 - 26 comments

Michael Laws: get on with your job and stop prancing around on the media stage. Laws has put out a second (yes, a second) press release justifying being rude to some schoolkids who wrote to him. Apparently, Laws can think of no better use of his time and of Whanganui ratepayers’ dollars than continuing to […]

Wanganui: a Laws unto itself

Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, September 4th, 2009 - 45 comments

The Wanganui District Council (Prohibition of Gang Insignia) Act 2009, which prohibits the display of gang insignia in a public place, so clearly infringes of freedom of expression and association that it’s almost as though it was made up as an exam question for law students in a Bill of Rights class. The Act defines ‘gang insignia’ to include […]

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