Maine Marxists work with Chellie Pingree to take over Democratic Party
May 18, 2017 – 12:51 am EST | One Comment

Cross-Posted at Bombthrowers Marxists are working overtime to take over the Maine Democratic Party, from Congressional to local level. Since its founding in June 2016, Maine Democratic Socialists of America, the Portland-based local of this country’s largest crypto-communist organization, have become a significant force in Pine Tree State politics. Members of Maine Democratic Socialists of […]

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Fight the Power-Moccachino Marxists
December 20, 2005 – 11:12 pm EST | 10 Comments
Fight the Power-Moccachino Marxists

Message on the “Unite” union website to all the burger bar revolutionaries and coffee bar communists, fighting in the jungles of Takapuna and Howick. Solidarity!! Messages of Support Greetings comrades! I hope that your cause works out and that we SMASH the evil capitalist masters that rape our workers financially every single day. Keep fighting […]

Tom Poata, the Original "Maori Radical" (Final)
December 20, 2005 – 8:38 am EST | 4 Comments
Tom Poata, the Original "Maori Radical" (Final)

In 1981 Tom Poata was truly in his element. The Springbok Tour brought chaos to NZ’s cities and Poata and his friends were in the thick of it. Initially Poata worked with Wellington’s, “Citizen’s Opposed to the Springbok Tour” organisation. He was elected to the COST Marshalls Committee after Alick Shaw (now deputy mayor of […]

Student Scam Story Number 3
December 20, 2005 – 7:16 am EST | 2 Comments
Student Scam Story Number 3

Mike Heine’s Blog On the Right, explains how voluntary student unionism was overturned at Waikato University recently “Last week the students at Waikato University were forced to return to compulsory membership of the student union. Voluntary membership had been in place since 1996 and had been voted for at referenda every year since. At the […]

Christmas Joke
December 20, 2005 – 6:12 am EST | 2 Comments
Christmas Joke

Did you hear about the dyslexic Devil-worshipper? He sold his soul to S-A-N-T-A.

Student Scam Story Number 2
December 19, 2005 – 1:42 am EST | 6 Comments
Student Scam Story Number 2

Mike Heine reveals the tactics used by the Otago University Students Association to defeat the campaign for Voluntary Student Membership. From his Blog “On the Right” “When I was at Otago University I helped the campaign to make the student union voluntary. We lost because although the law required both sides of the debate to […]

Deborah Coddington for Reserve Bank Governor
December 18, 2005 – 10:11 pm EST | 6 Comments
Deborah Coddington for Reserve Bank Governor

Former ACT MP Deborah Coddington has got it dead right with her excellent article on Reserve Bank heavy handedness in yesterday’s NZ Herald. Some excerpts It’s difficult to admit you were wrong, so I’ll take a deep breath. Thirteen years ago I wrote in praise of the Reserve Bank Act’s price stability agreement and its […]

Lindsay Mitchell’s new Blog
December 18, 2005 – 9:49 pm EST | 5 Comments
Lindsay Mitchell’s new Blog

Lindsay Mitchell, ACT’s number nine and Hutt South candidate from the ’05 election has launched a Blog. Lindsay has been campaigning against the state strangulation of genuine welfare since 2001. She is currently petitioning Parliament for a review of the DPB. In Lindsay’s words. This blog intends to debunk the myths surrounding the welfare state. […]

Tom Poata, the Original "Maori Radical" Part 2
December 18, 2005 – 2:53 am EST | 79 Comments
Tom Poata, the Original "Maori Radical" Part 2

Around 1969 Tom Poata had come to know the Lake family. Poata and the Lakes worked together in many areas including the Communist Party’s youth wing, the Progressive Youth Movement, which Poata was delegated to watch over. One of the Lake’s three daughters’, Sally, helped found the Wellington PYM in 1969. Doug and Ruth Lake […]

Timaru Rebel Fights "Fag" Fascists
December 17, 2005 – 4:46 am EST | 4 Comments
Timaru Rebel Fights "Fag" Fascists

From today’s NZ Herald“The fight is not over for Timaru publican Geoffrey Mulvihill who was convicted yesterday of failing to enforce the smokefree legislation in his tavern. Mulvihill was ordered to pay a total of $15,000 in fines and costs at the Timaru District Court for not taking all reasonably practicable steps to ensure nobody […]

5,000 Hits
December 17, 2005 – 4:46 am EST | 7 Comments
5,000 Hits

Just ticked over 5,000 “hits”. Thanks to all my readers out there and to my colleagues in the freedom end of the “blogosphere” for their support. Trevor L

Rodney Hide-Poli of the Year
December 17, 2005 – 4:46 am EST | 5 Comments
Rodney Hide-Poli of the Year

The Christchurch Press’ political commentatator Peter Luke has named ACT leader, Rodney Hide as “Politician of the Year”. Luke named Rodney above Michael Cullen, John Key and Bill English because he: “ensured his own political survival and that of his party by winning the affluent Epsom seat from National…His feat was all the more outstanding […]

Eden Bacon? Not Bloody Likely, I’m an Anarchist
December 17, 2005 – 4:45 am EST | 5 Comments
Eden Bacon? Not Bloody Likely, I’m an Anarchist

The Premier Bacon Company is threatening legal action against Mark Eden of the Wellington Animal Rights Network, who has registered premierbacon.co.nz and put up a website criticising Premier Bacon’s factory farming practices. This is a step up in sophistication for Eden. In 1996 the unemployed anarchist was sentenced to 100 hours community service and reparations […]

Nick Smith, May I Have a Picnic on Your Lawn?
December 16, 2005 – 12:02 am EST | 4 Comments
Nick Smith, May I Have a Picnic on Your Lawn?

National’s Nelson MP, Nick Smith is a major worry. His latest idiocy is his Overseas Investment (Queen’s Chain Extension) Amendment Bill, currently before a select committee. According to today’s Press, Smith’s bill proposes that “when a foreigner tries to buy land that includes ocean, lake or river frontages, it should be possible to force the […]

Franks Takes Courts to Task
December 16, 2005 – 12:01 am EST | 6 Comments
Franks Takes Courts to Task

Former ACT MP Stephen Franks makes some excellent points in his latest “Unfranked”. “An Auckland court withheld from the jury a videotape said to show Noel Rogers confessing to killing Katherine Sheffield. He was acquitted last week. TVNZ wants to show us the video so we can judge for ourselves what was excluded from our […]

Tom Poata, the Original "Maori Radical" Part 1
December 15, 2005 – 3:30 am EST | 3 Comments
Tom Poata, the Original "Maori Radical" Part 1

Two prominent former members of the Communist Party of NZ’s, rebellious Wellington branch died recently. Rona Bailey died in September, Tama Te Kapua (Tom) Poata in November. Both played big roles in the movements of their day and both are worth study by those who wish to understand NZ today. Here is part one of […]

Frogblog Compares Orewa Speech to Cronulla Riots
December 15, 2005 – 2:53 am EST | No Comment
Frogblog Compares Orewa Speech to Cronulla Riots

The Green party’s Frogblog has once again lost the pond. In a post today, one of our slimy green comrades, tried to compare the thuggery of the Cronulla beach rioting, to National leader Don Brash’s famed “Orewa Speech”. Don Brash’s speech called for one law for all and an end to race based laws in […]

Sorry David ; Standards Based Assessment is Crap
December 15, 2005 – 2:12 am EST | 2 Comments
Sorry David ; Standards Based Assessment is Crap

David Farrar over at Kiwiblog has got it half right on “standards based assessment.” David agrees with the NZ Herald “that standards-based assessment is as well suited to some subjects as it is ill suited to others. It works well for motor mechanics or maths, but far less well for arts and humanities.” Sorry David, […]

NCEA and the Law of Unintended Consequences
December 14, 2005 – 12:46 am EST | 2 Comments
NCEA and the Law of Unintended Consequences

The integrity of the NCEA qualification is under attack yet again, this time from National’s Education spokesman, Bill English. Labour Education Minister, Steve Maharey has leapt to its defence as has the secondary teachers union, the PPTA. Its not surprising the socialists are defending NCEA, because the system has been socialist from the beginning. The […]

Should Stanley Williams Have Been Executed?
December 14, 2005 – 12:26 am EST | 7 Comments
Should Stanley Williams Have Been Executed?

I had little sympathy for Stanley “Tookie” Williams, executed last night by lethal injection in California. A quadruple murderer, gang leader and violent thug of the first order, if anyone deserved to die, it was Williams. Was his “redemption” genuine. I have my doubts. Should the State of California injected him with lethal drugs? No […]

Philip Morris Takes the Gutless Option
December 13, 2005 – 3:26 am EST | 3 Comments
Philip Morris Takes the Gutless Option

Cigarette company Philip Morris, “responsible for a brand of cigarettes causing offence to Maori” has apologised for any insult. The company’s Israeli subdivision has been selling packs called “Maori Mix”. They apparently feature a Maori design, and a map of NZ on the back. “Maori anti-smoking groups are up in arms about the packaging, claiming […]

Mrs Turia Wants Return to Medical Apartheid
December 13, 2005 – 2:26 am EST | 6 Comments
Mrs Turia Wants Return to Medical Apartheid

Maori Party leader, Tariana Turia, wants the Labour government to reinstate medical scholarships for Maori and Pacific Island students. Currently about two percent of GPs are Maori and 1.2 percent are Pacific Islanders. Mrs Turia says the scholarships that were abolished under the so-called race-based policy review need to be reinstated. She adds that there […]

NCEA’s Fatal Flaw
December 11, 2005 – 11:41 pm EST | 7 Comments
NCEA’s Fatal Flaw

Yet again our main secondary school qualification, the National Certificate of Educational Achievement is under fire. National’s Education spokesman, Bill English is claiming that pressure is being put on markers to ensure more students are awarded higher grades. NCEA will never be fixed, because it’s based on a false premise. That is, that knowledge can […]

Jeanette Fitzsimons and the Communists
December 10, 2005 – 10:48 pm EST | 5 Comments
Jeanette Fitzsimons and the Communists

Green Party leader, Jeanette Fitzsimons, has always had a socialist streak.According to Green Party website “Even as a child she had a passion for justice, particularly the vast contrast between the ‘rich world’ and the ‘poor world’. She protested against war in her teens and this carried through to interest in non violent protest action, […]

Shame on You Sue Bradford, Minimum Wage Laws are Cruel
December 10, 2005 – 12:36 am EST | 8 Comments
Shame on You Sue Bradford, Minimum Wage Laws are Cruel

Green MP Sue Bradford’s private member’s Bill aimed at raising the minimum wage to $12 per hour(Abolition of Age Discrimination Bill) has been drawn in the ballot. Grace Millar, secretary of the Unite union which is also campaigning to raise the minimum wage says Unite welcomes Sue Bradford’s work to end youth rates through a […]

Get Rid of the Shit
December 10, 2005 – 12:08 am EST | 5 Comments
Get Rid of the Shit

The Australian Senate has outlawed, by a narrow margin, compulsory membership of student associations. This has long been on the agenda of the Howard government. Of course many universities will get round this by levying students and then directly funding the student unions. They will however, not be able to pass themselves off as legitimate […]

Student Scam Story Number 1
December 10, 2005 – 12:00 am EST | 5 Comments
Student Scam Story Number 1

Heard this one few years back. A student activist of Marxist persuasion applies for a job with his student union. His mates in the union reject his application because he’s too radical. He then threatens to “go” the association because he has been discriminated against on the grounds of political opinion. The association gives him […]

You’re Yellow, Frogblog
December 9, 2005 – 8:22 am EST | 5 Comments
You’re Yellow, Frogblog

When yours truly posted exposing the extensive and lifelong Marxist-Leninist affiliations of Green MP Keith Locke, the Green’s Frogblog got a little tetchy. “I’m disappointed that David Farrar has chosen to point to such rubbishy posts…As to the Keith stuff. It is so silly defining people by their politics decades ago (and distorting even that […]

Frogblog Thinks This is Funny
December 9, 2005 – 7:52 am EST | One Comment
Frogblog Thinks This is Funny

As a “joke” the Green Party’s “Frogblog” published these gems from the 1996 “Decadent Action Manual”Check out a few witty and tasteful excerpts. “Government sponsorship is always a nice way to fund a spending spree. This comes in many forms – dole money, business start up grants, blackmail and bribery are all money for nothing. […]

Law Lords Restore Faith in British Justice.
December 8, 2005 – 11:47 pm EST | 4 Comments
Law Lords Restore Faith in British Justice.

Abridged from “Aljazeera”Evidence obtained under torture abroad cannot be used in British courts, the nation’s de facto supreme court, the Law Lords has ruled. In a unanimous decision, the Law Lords have overturned an earlier majority ruling by England’s lower Court of Appeal that such evidence is admissable only if gathered in another country with […]

Brendan Tuohy-Kiwi Communism’s New Face
December 8, 2005 – 6:43 am EST | 7 Comments
Brendan Tuohy-Kiwi Communism’s New Face

Since the death of GH (Bill) Andersen earlier this year, NZ’s leading communist organisation, the Socialist Party of Aotearoa, has undergone leadership changes.The Party’s new Chairman and one of the party’s younger faces is Brendan Tuohy of Wellington. Brendan Tuohy completed a BA degree in computer science from Massey University in 1982. By 1985 he […]