No Maori direct representation – OMGFG. But I guess that’s what happens when the Hall Monitor ACT (Association of Cunts and Tyrants) Local Govt Minister gets involved. The largest Polynesian City in the world will have a white middle aged male council – mark my words.
Could I possibly ask WTF is the point of a Royal Commission, thousands of submissions and the Govt makes it’s own daft policy on this?
Good luck Auckland you are going to fucking well need it.
Memo to Auckland, don’t take us down with you please, we are actually all right down here.
Those on the left who may have read the odd article by Chris Trotter may have noticed a shift in his writings over the years, and markedly since his move north. He became a voice for not the left but very much middle of the road, that beacon of “yes I am still bloody angry” hope that should come from the left was growing dimmer by the day.
However the day after the election, came on of the finest pieces from him. A battle cry, which unfortunately came too late – after the fact. This piece should have been published last week, or month and it should have been followed up with another equally critical. The Sunday Star Times is one of those newspapers that reaches a vast section of the NZ population, and all of those “gutless, witless, passionless creatures of the barbecue-pit and the sports bar (and the feckless females who put up with them)” gits who voted change for the sake of it, need this kick up the ass before the event not after it. It’s all very well us on the left bleating out our stuff from the blogosphere, but when it all comes down to it, the blogosphere is a middle class playground for a very small group of people.
It was a fine piece that articulated many of the concerns of those on the left that abound after the victory by Key on Saturday night. It was evident early on in the night that Labour didn’t have a chance, but that’s OK, I could get used to that. The most hideous moment of the night was however when someone found the Defibrillator and the political corpse and somehow thrust an incoherent monster from the past for the nation to see and gasp. That diatribe by Roger Douglas, immediately employing the TINA battle cry so dangerously used by the Bush administration, had even those commentators on the right trying to dismiss him. It was literally like watching Frankenstein’s monster trying to put sentences together again, and the only lines it remembered was the same old shite it last regurgitated.
Because with that relic of a by-gone era (yes Sir Roger the world and the country had moved on since your cryogenic freezing) was as Trotter put it “That’s what triumphed last night: the hunger to punish – and a crippling fear of social change.”
So to all of you who thought change for the sake of it was a good idea, all the best finding the best Accident insurance company, finding the money to take your kids to the doctor, getting them into childcare without breaking the bank or needing a third job to do it, moving about the countryside without swerving in and out of the freight trucks etc etc. If there is still an environment to talk about, as Jeanette Fitzsimons said on the night, let’s hope you don’t think tax cuts were a better idea than the environment.
We all know that A.C.T. stands for a Association of C_ _ _ _ and Tyrants, and we’ve all seen Rodney Hide prances about the corridors of parliament telling MPs and lowly staffers to pull their socks up.
So how could it be that the squeaky clan twat could be so blatantly caught out. Seems he’s broken more or less the same rules that he’s accused most other people of. This from The Dominion Post.
Hide’s accusations come back to bite
The Dominion Post | Friday, 24 October 2008
MAARTEN HOLL/The Dominion Post
ACT leader Rodney Hide has been hoist by his own petard after a finding that the party failed to declare $20,000 a year worth of free office space provided by property investor Sir Robert Jones.
The Electoral Commission said the party should have declared the space under rules requiring disclosure of donations in kind worth more than $10,000 a year…
The ruling against ACT says it should have declared the office space, which was donated for several years till 2005. It noted the non-declaration was outside the six-month limit for prosecution, but ordered ACT to make amended returns for the years it used the space.
So does that mean if I break a law, all I have to do is wait 6 months to see if I can get away with it. Talk about two or more sets of rules.
Like all hall monitors they’re just always hiding their own problems by picking on others, I wonder what issues this guy has. Squeaky clean – my arse!
At the end of the first week of campaigning, in which some were saying Key won the leaders debate, but spent the rest of the week defending allegations of lying or justifying his economic policies which have come under attack from more or less every right leaning economic and political commentator.
So at the end of the week looking at a more scientific way of readiing the pulse of the people rather than pseudo scientific poll post leaders debate, here are the top 10 political news articles on Stuff’s web site this friday 17 October. Continue reading