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The #FireBannon movement has been around from the beginning of President Trump’s tenure, but it has been amping up in a clearly-coordinated effort since 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr., an admirer of Hitler who had a history of violence and was diagnosed with schizophrenia, plowed into radical left wing activists in Charlottesville over the weekend, […]

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A Big Thankyou
November 21, 2005 – 1:05 am EST | 9 Comments
A Big Thankyou

I’d like to thank several people who have helped me enter the world of blogging. Firstly Rodney Hide who’s great Blog was the first I ever read. Rodney has been a real inspiration and has given me some great plugs. Secondly, Andrew Falloon who showed me how to get up and running, has promoted my […]

Who the Hell is Rodolfo Stavenhagen?
November 20, 2005 – 10:19 pm EST | 88 Comments
Who the Hell is Rodolfo Stavenhagen?

“A United Nations expert on racial discrimination has been told by the South Island’s largest Maori tribe how the government breached its human rights with its seabed and foreshore legislation. Press 21.11.05” Ngai Tahu is right, the Labour government did deny their rights when it legislated to stop maori taking their seabed and foreshore claims […]

Michael Cullen Award
November 20, 2005 – 7:34 am EST | 13 Comments
Michael Cullen Award

This week’s, Michael Cullen Award for Pseudo-Intellectual Blather, goes to Waikato University legal academic, Claire Breen. Writing in today’s Sunday Star/Times Ms Breen wowed the judges with this truly exquisite piece of bullshit. “Labelling anyone who believes in a “socially just” society as socialists as Lindsay Mitchell did (November 13th) will be seen by some […]

Keith Locke-A Wasted Life Part 1
November 19, 2005 – 1:15 am EST | 32 Comments
Keith Locke-A Wasted Life Part 1

Keith Locke was born in Christchurch in 1944. A “red nappy baby” his parents were well known Communist Party members, Jack and Elsie Locke.Elsie Locke, one of the few women to serve on the party’s central committee left the CP in 1956. She become a leader of the “peace” movement and a socialist icon. Jack […]

Well Done, That Man!
November 19, 2005 – 1:09 am EST | 4 Comments
Well Done, That Man!

In this morning’s Christchuch Press comes a cheering tale. A Swiss motorist, flashed by a speed camera attacked the the offending machine with a pickaxe, ran over it, drove what was left up a mountain and threw it off a cliff. Unfortunately he was arrested. Hopefully he will plead sanity.

Paying a Price for Principle
November 17, 2005 – 9:59 pm EST | 11 Comments
Paying a Price for Principle

Congratulations to Dunedin family doctor, Astrid Windfuhr. Like Nelson doctor Joseph Hassan, Dr Windfuhr has stopped prescribing the contraceptive pill and referring patients for sterilisation because it conflicts with her Catholic faith. Acording to this morning’s Christchurch Press, doctor Windfuhr stood to lose money from bulk funding each time one of her patients saw another […]

Watermelon Party Defers Co-leadership
November 17, 2005 – 8:48 pm EST | 4 Comments
Watermelon Party Defers Co-leadership

The Green Party has deferred choosing a new co-leader until its June annual meeting. Under the party’s constitution the job must go to a male. Like a watermelon, the party is green on the outside and red in the middle. The Greens have always been at pains however, to emphasise their green rhind and camouflage […]

Canute Cullen
November 16, 2005 – 10:58 pm EST | 9 Comments
Canute Cullen

Finance Minister, Michael Cullen stands like King Canute neck deep in the tidal surge for tax cuts. Every party in parliament save Labour campaigned for some tax relief. The Inland Revenue Department wants to cut tax rates, to reduce tax avoidance and remain competitive with Australia. Mr Canute’s own Treasury Department is now urging cuts […]

Socialism Kills Babies
November 16, 2005 – 9:05 pm EST | 10 Comments
Socialism Kills Babies

In an excellent piece in the November 11th NBR, “Birthing disasters are the ‘tip of the iceberg’” Masterton based GP/Obstetrician Tim Bailey Gibson explains how government meddling has seriously damaged obstetric care in this country. According to Dr Gibson a once happy and productive relationship between GPs and midwives mean’t that pregnant women and their […]

Liars and Hypocrites
November 16, 2005 – 8:40 am EST | 12 Comments
Liars and Hypocrites

Observed on “Campbell Live” tonight. Green Party MP Keith Locke roundly condemning US military action in Afghanistan and urging our government to send no more Kiwi troops From the In February 1980 issue of “Socialist Action” (which Mr Locke edited) an article on a talk Mr Locke gave Wellington “Why workers should support Soviet Action […]