July 7, 2017 – 4:45 pm EST | 2 Comments

Cross posted from Bombthrowers Trevor Loudon Is it okay for a Senator serving on the Foreign Relations Committee to employ an aide who is a member of the Communist Party USA? What could be the security implications of such a relationship? For several years, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy employed Communist Party USA member Maxwell Goldman […]

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Perigo Back on Air
December 27, 2005 – 6:38 am EST | No Comment
Perigo Back on Air

I hear that libertarian “curmudgeon”, Lindsay Perigo is back on “Radio Live” for a short time. Apparently he is filling the 10am-2pm slot while Michael Laws is filming “So You Wanna be a Rockstar?, Series 9” Give Lindsay lots of calls and maybe “Radio Live” will see sense and put him back on permanently.

"Naming and Shaming"
December 27, 2005 – 4:00 am EST | 6 Comments
"Naming and Shaming"

A Christian friend, is fond of the phrase “name and shame”. It means holding people personally and publicly to account for their sins, crimes or bad behaviour in the hope they will change their ways. The key point is that change is the desired outcome. Punishment is secondary. Currently in NZ it is pretty hard […]

Perverts and Paedophiles are Public’s Problem
December 26, 2005 – 9:23 pm EST | 4 Comments
Perverts and Paedophiles are Public’s Problem

According to this morning’s “Press” there are 55 sex offenders on parole in the South Island and nearly 300 nationwide. There are 31 in my home town of Christchurch. In response to an official information request from the “Press” for the number and location of paroled offenders, the Department of Corrections would only supply a […]

Property Rights Essential for Prosperity
December 26, 2005 – 9:07 pm EST | 3 Comments
Property Rights Essential for Prosperity

Rodney Hide has an excellent post, taking to task those who wish to force Telecom to give up the exclusive rights to their copper wire network. According to pundits the way to speed up your internet connection is to “unbundle the local loop”. That means forcing Telecom to allow competitors to use the copper wire […]

Rona Bailey, "High Priestess" of New Zealand Communism Part 1
December 25, 2005 – 10:39 pm EST | 3 Comments
Rona Bailey, "High Priestess" of New Zealand Communism Part 1

Two prominent former members of the Communist Party of NZ’s, rebellious Wellington branch have died recently. Rona Bailey died in September, Tama Te Kapua (Tom) Poata in November, 2005. Both played a big role in the movements of their day and both are worth study by those who wish to understand NZ today. This is […]

The "Young Ones"
December 23, 2005 – 3:47 am EST | 4 Comments
The "Young Ones"

A huge highlight for me this year was working with ACT’s, ACT on Campus candidates. I first met David Seymour, Mike Collins and Liz Barkla at the “World Freedom Summit” in Rotorua in July ’04. I met Andrew Falloon, Tetauru Emile, Scott Clune and PJ White a little later as they became more active in […]

A Big "Ups" for Heather Roy
December 23, 2005 – 3:19 am EST | 6 Comments
A Big "Ups" for Heather Roy

I first met Heather Roy at Canterbury University Clubs Day in 2003. To be honest when I first met her I thought she was one of the students. Heather was the “buddy MP” for our region and helped me in my roles, first as chairman of ACT Christchurch Central and later as board member for […]

Rodney is Metro’s Auckland MP of the Year
December 23, 2005 – 3:08 am EST | 4 Comments
Rodney is Metro’s Auckland MP of the Year

“Metro” readers have voted Rodney Hide as the top Auckland MP of the year. Doesn’t Metro sell south of the Bombay Hills? Why only Auckland? Congratulations Rodney, you’ve been a truly inspirational leader in a very tough year for ACT. Have a good break and come back better than ever.

Hugo Chavez, Castro’s Man in Venezuela
December 22, 2005 – 4:38 am EST | 2 Comments
Hugo Chavez, Castro’s Man in Venezuela

Venezuela’s leader, Hugo Chavez is a key player in Fidel Castro’s plans to socialise Latin America. Venezuela is the world’s fifth-largest oil producer, giving Chavez controls of 15% of US oil imports. Like Libya’s Qadaffi (before he was semi tamed), Chavez is using oil wealth to consolidate power at home and export revolution to his […]

Nichlemn’s New Blog
December 21, 2005 – 11:43 pm EST | 4 Comments
Nichlemn’s New Blog

Nichlemn has a new Blog Who Cares. He’s got some great solutions for the world’s problems ie blow up the planet. He’s even more astute when it comes to NZ’s economic problems. How does a $50 dollar an hour minimum wage and 52 weeks a year paid holiday grab you? Some think he is an […]

Bullshit Statistics Cost us Billions
December 21, 2005 – 7:00 am EST | 5 Comments
Bullshit Statistics Cost us Billions

You know how everything from crime, to bullying, to cigarette smoking is costing the country X billion dollars a year? Well Lindsay Mitchell adds it up and wonders how come we ain’t broke yet. Great post. Check it out.

Another Socialist Victory in Latin America
December 21, 2005 – 1:08 am EST | 2 Comments
Another Socialist Victory in Latin America

South America continues in its slide into socialism with the election of Evo Moralesto the leadership of Bolivia. Bolivian socialist leader Evo Morales has won enough votes in the country’s presidential election to be installed as leader, electoral officials say. The country’s electoral court confirmed that with almost two-thirds of the votes counted, Mr Morales’ […]

Labour Bashes the Young and the Unskilled
December 21, 2005 – 12:22 am EST | 5 Comments
Labour Bashes the Young and the Unskilled

The adult minimum wage will increase from $9.50 to $10.25 an hour from 27 March 2006, and the youth minimum wage from $7.60 to $8.20 per hour. Labour’s goal is for the adult minimum wage to reach $12 an hour by the end of 2008. When is Labour going to learn? You can’t increase someones […]

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, […]