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Sunday, 19 November

21:59

Midnight Movie A Taste of Honey The Inquiring Mind

The classic movie from the early 1960s


18:00

Sunday Stand-up Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

CAUTION:  Bad language and adult themes are common in stand-up comedy

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16:31

Apology to Lord Eggbutt No Minister

Hi Lord Egbut

Please don't take the deletion of your comment personally.

I didn't actually read your comment before hitting the deletion button.
Just checking to see if it still works.

You are welcome to comment anonymously on my posts but please don't expect me to bother engaging in a response.


If you wish your views to be more
widely known why don't you start your own blog.

It's not like there is a lot of competition on the Left so you could do quite well.

There will be no shortage of material as you will be guaranteed at least one clusterf*** a week to spin.

To get you started I've found a logo for you. Humble apologies if it's the wrong gender.

Cheers
Lou

16:31

Bring Them Here Socialist Aotearoa


In the West there was panic when the migrants multiplied on the highways. Men of property were terrified for their property. Men who had never been hungry saw the eyes of the hungry. Men who had never wanted anything very much saw the flare of want in the eyes of the migrants. And the mean of the towns and of the soft suburban country gathered to defend themselves; and they reassured themselves that they were good and the invaders bad, as a man must do before he fights. They said, Those goddamned Okies are dirty and ignorant. Theyre degenerate, sexual maniacs. Those goddamned Okies are thieves. Theyll steal anything. Theyve got no sense of property rights.
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath


Sex with underage girls. Rampant violence. Tables awash with gambling money. No, its not the latest Netflix blockbuster, but allegations against the 370 men detained on Manus Island. the claims.... some of them by Australian intelligence - are yet to be proven, or disproven, but it smacks of yet another outrage against vulnerable, desperate people whose only crime is to have sought asylum and a safe haven. You cant help but be sceptical of the claims. Smear campaigns against refugees is nothing new but more of that in a moment. And the timing of the leak is suspect. If this behaviour was rife, how come its only just been revealed hot on the heels of PM Jacinda Ardern offering - to Australias immense displeasure - to resettle 150 of the men in New Zealand?

First up, who are these men? They are asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat from various strife-torn countries throughout the Middle East and Asia. In 2012, Australia began offshore processing of those seeking refuge on its shores under the rather chillingly named Pacific Solution. A washing-of-hands, more like, and certainly not a solution for the refugees themselves. The policy was condemned from the start for its ad hoc nature, and for the removal of desperate people to facilities that were barely inhabitable, with unreliable water and power supplies, poor medical facilities, as well as the mental impact that remaining in limbo would have on a population already fleeing dire situations in their home countries.

Since July 2013, about 1500 people have been transferred to Manus, in Papua New Guinea, from Australia. As The Conversation reports, The number of asylum seekers on...

16:00

Whaleoil Backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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15:49

Political Cartoons One of the best Sharon Murdoch The Inquiring Mind

Ms Murdoch draws superb and apposite cartoons. They make you think, take a step back and even like myself if you disagree they make you smile. To my ming the mark of a superb cartoonist.

sallies

 


15:35

Erica Stanfords maiden speech The Inquiring Mind

Thanks for posting this

Homepaddock

East Coast Bays MP Erica Stanford delivered her maiden speech this week:

Mr Speaker, can I congratulate you Sir, on your successful election to the role of Speaker.

I look forward to your rigorous application of the rules of this House and of course your great leniency when dealing with this freshly-minted member from the East Coast Bays. 

Under your stewardship Sir, I can see this House is moving with the times.

I was so very pleased to see you bouncing one of the beautiful babies of the House on your knee during a debate last week.

The Member from Pakuranga certainly seemed to enjoy his time on the big chair.

In all seriousness Sir, your commitment to making this a family friendly workplace is admirable and to see you leading, literally from the front, was quite a special moment. 

I would like to start today, by acknowledging and thanking

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15:33

15:00

Teething problems are a small sign of bigger issues Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Claire Trevett writes about the teething issues that exist within the government, over silly things like a letterhead. As Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern set about her first international mission, a minor imbroglio over letterhead was erupting back at home. In an apparent bid to show Labour and its partners NZ First and the Greens were []

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14:30

Terrible child abuse allowed by Western country Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Imagine a Western country where child abuse is legal if the abuse is done by medical professionals with the permission of the parents. Imagine child abuse that starts when the child is four years old and that treats Puberty as a disease. Imagine child abuse that puts dangerous puberty-blocking hormones into a four-year-olds body that inhibit growth []

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14:00

Has Jacinda thought through all the consequences of aggravating Australia? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Just to re-iterate what kind of people Jacinda is paying $3m towards. [Jacindas favourite 150 people]  detained on Manus Island regularly travelled into town to allegedly have sex with underage girls and buy and sell drugs, the Australian government was told last month. Some 161 offences, including sexual assault, assault and aggressive behaviour, allegedly committed by []

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13:30

An ego the size of Texas Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

and an intellect the size of a pea, apparently. It takes weapons-grade levels of infatuation with your own sense of self-worth to the universe to pull a stunt like the one Pharrell Williams just pulled. [] The Grammy-winning musician appeared in Shanghai this week to debut a song titled 100 Years, which he described []

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13:00

Mental Health Break Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

WANDER IN PORTO from Hang gab Lee on Vimeo.

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12:30

Woman of the year Linda Sarsour defends female genital mutilation Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Glamour magazine has named Linda Sarsour a pro-Sharia Muslim activist their Woman Of The Year. Unsurprisingly there has been pushback on their choice as people are shellshocked. It reminds me of when the UN put Saudi Arabia in charge of a Human rights panel and made them a member of a Womens rights commision despite their countrys []

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11:30

EU courting us to get ahead of UK in a post-Brexit Free Trade deal Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

European Union Ambassador to New Zealand Bernard Savage talks to Otago Daily Times senior business reporter Simon Hartley about free-trade agreement negotiations. We started New Zealand scoping before Brexit began, [Bernard Savage] said. While being in a race with the UK was not a consideration, although Mr Savage hoped formal talks would begin in the []

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11:14

ON ZIMBABWE No Minister

I have been an interested watcher of Zimbabwe from the sidelines for many years.   Previously known as the 'breadbasket of Africa' it is a country with huge potential properly run.    The last three decades has seen the country driven to its knees by the Mulgabe regime.    And now it appears that Mulgabe has been deposed in what was effectively an Army coup (although nobody wants to admit that for a variety of reasons).

The new President is likely to be the sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwe (aka 'the crocodile')  but before the world community cracks open the champagne it might do well to reflect on this from one of his colleagues from the war of independence who worked with him for many years when he said ... "he is a very cruel man, very cruel" ... or this from a Zanu-PF (ruling Party) official who said "You think Mugabe is bad but have you thought that whoever comes after him could be even worse?"

Interesting times ahead for Zimbabwe.   Lord Egbut knows the country intimately ... I would be interested to read his take on events.



11:00

Jacinderella needs new shoes Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacinderella needs new shoes. We all need to chip in and buy Jacinda some new shoes, she seems to only have two pairs.  And everyone knows shoes maketh the woman. Here we have the black ankle boots.  Perfect for striding down the corridors of power.   They go with everything, any time of the day []

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10:30

Sunday Classic Comedy (26) That Was The Week That Was The Inquiring Mind

The classic BBC show that spawned so many other shows and gave a break to much talent. Sadly little survives


10:30

Fran OSullivan on Jacindas continued insults against Australia Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Fran OSullivan writes about Jacinda Arderns continued insults against Australia: Jacinda Arderns decision to pick a fight with our nearest neighbour over the Manus Island imbroglio risks inserting a thorn right back in the Aussies paw. Its no secret that successive Australian governments have tended to view New Zealand as freeloaders freeloading when it []

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10:00

Photo of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Murder at The Savoy Hotel Marguerite Aliberts story is one of gritty survival followed by a lucrative life of prostitution. She pulled herself up from a world of poverty to mingle among Frances elite, and accomplished her goal of turning affairs into large sums of money. She is commonly remembered as Maggie Meller, a surname []

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09:30

TOP will be back for 2020 (Fool me once, shame on me) Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Opportunities Party leader Dr Gareth Morgan today announced the formation of a public policy research unit that the party will use to further develop its evidence-based, best practice policy for the 2020 election. Now that TOP has experienced and survived its first election campaign and as the party continues to evolve, its time to beef []

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09:04

Settling In: How Was The Last Labour-Led Government Doing Two Months Out From Election Day? Bowalley Road


Entitled The View From The Seventh Floor, this article was published on 26 January 2000, sixty days after the election of the Labour-Alliance coalition government on 27 November 1999. The circumstances and challenges confronting Helen Clarks new government, when set alongside those facing Jacinda Ardern and her colleagues, are at once strikingly similar but also jarringly different. By reproducing my seventeen-year-old article today, I hope to provide the readers of Bowalley Road with an opportunity to compare and contrast these two historical moments of significant political departure. - Chris Trotter

WHAT HAPPENS on the Seventh Floor of the Beehive affects everyone. From a handful of cramped offices thirty metres above Lambton Quay, issue forth the media releases, speech notes, bills and regulations intended to shape - and re-shape - the New Zealand economy. For the next three years, the speed and direction of economic policy will be determined by the two politicians currently occupying the Seventh Floor Labours Treasurer and Finance Minister, Michael Cullen, and Jim Anderton, the Alliances Minister for Economic Development. The success or failure of these two ministers will have an enormous bearing on the fate of the Labour-Alliance Coalition. Voters respond most vociferously to Government decisions which have a direct impact on their material standard of living. If they wish to remain on the Seventh Floor, Cullen and Anderton will have to get it right much more often than they get it wrong.

Five years ago, the idea that Michael Cullen and Jim Anderton might one day be working alongside one another would have been greeted with derision. As Labour and the Alliance staked out their respective economic positions, the responsibility for articulating the issues which divided the two parties fell to the two men who must now somehow unite them. It must be said, that both Cullen and Anderton embraced the former task with all the fervour and vitriol for which the Left is famous. Cullen christened the Alliance Leader Jim Il Sung equating Andertons protectionist predilections with the North Korean command economy. Anderton, not to be outdone, never tired...

08:30

Ready to intervene? Really? What are you going to do luv? Wag your finger? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacinda Ardern reckons NZ is ready to intervene in North Korea. Really? What is she actually going to be able to do? The Prime Minister says North Korea is absolutely a genuine and real threat and New Zealand is ready to play a role if requested. Jacinda Ardern told Patrick Gower on Threes The Nation []

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08:00

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has crossed the line Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A Prime Minister should never use the media to damage a New Zealand business. Regardless of their personal views on a New Zealand business, PMs should not use their access to the press to promote activist activity such as a boycott. Jacinda Ardern in her short time as PM has already crossed that line, acting []

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07:30

Garner gives Labour a serve over paid parental leave Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Duncan Garner has given Labour a good kicking for their grandstanding over paid parental leave: Im in that really unlucky cohort that paid for everything and got almost no handouts. No paid parental leave, no 20 hours free childcare and no free university. But there was Alliance MP Laila Harre in 1999. She kicked all []

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07:00

Fat Tony weighs in on Winstons utu Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Mike Fat Tony Williams has some words of wisdom for Bills crew over Winstons utu: For political junkies like me the 2017 poll is turning into the gift that keeps on giving. If anyone doubted that utu (revenge) was an element in Winston Peters decision to back the Labour Party and change the government, the []

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06:30

Trotter has some sound advice for the Greens Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Chris Trotter has some sound advice for the student politicians of the Green party: WHAT DO THE GREENS think theyre playing at? Their response to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has done themselves, and the government theyre ostensibly part of, a huge disservice. Honestly, its the sort of reaction one might expect from a []

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06:00

Little walking back his Pike Promises Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Little Now it is Andrew Little walking back Labours election promises. This time it is the promise to re-enter Pike River. Pike River Mine minister Andrew Little says he cannot guarantee a re-entry of the mine and has told family members that he will do what he can but safety is the top priority. Little []

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05:30

JT makes some good points about the leak of Winstons private details Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

John Tamihere makes some good points in his Waatea column: Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and the New Zealand public has every right to find out who used private information for political purposes and benefits. Thats why the main story this week was the serving of legal documents on people involved in breaking the Peters []

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05:00

Whaleoil General Debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoils daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate youll need to register a free Disqus account. There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.  (No []

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04:30

Face of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Prof. Anne-Marie Brady is a specialist in Chinese and polar politics based at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. She is editor-in-chief of The Polar Journal, and has written nine books and over forty scholarly articles on topics ranging from Chinas modern propaganda system, foreigner-management in China and competing foreign policy interests in Antarctica.  []

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04:15

Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is peacock (noun) 1. (a) A male peafowl, distinguished by its crested head, brilliant blue or green plumage, and long modified back feathers that are marked with iridescent eyelike spots and that can be spread in a fanlike form. (b) A peafowl, either male or female. 2. A vain or []

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04:00

Daily Proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 19 16 Keep the commandments and keep your life; despising them leads to death.

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03:00

New Zealand v Scotland Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The game starts at 6:15 am. Please keep rugby chat, scores and the final result out of General Debate for those of us who are watching the game delayed. Get your picks in before the game starts.  Winner will have bragging rights until the next game starts.

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Saturday, 18 November

20:33

Been a while No Minister

It's raining out and I've got a free hour.

Firstly to my fellow bloggers on No Minister. Well done in keeping up the daily grind of posts. Its a worthy effort.

To the election.

As a contender for "The South Pacific Island Banana Democracy" prize, NZ has hit the jackpot.

MMP has finally delivered a coalition of losers. It was really just a matter of time and there can't be any bitterness as it was the inevitable outcome of our chosen system.

But National blew a fourth term.

John Key resigned without having ever spent a dime of his political capital to push real change. Then in handing over the reigns to English he set National's election demise in stone.

English, to his credit, actually did a better job as leader second time round, but at the end of the day, he remains a two time election loser, heading a party that came across more interested protecting their "comfort zones" than producing a real vision for NZ.

They may have got us through the Crash/Earthquake but that was just prudent day to day governing stuff.

What about the the vision stuff?

The world is changing. Even though human nature remains the same, the next generation of NZers have their own way of looking at things. The pressures of population growth and competition for resources/technology opportunities ensure that outcome. We all rely on the next generations ideas.

Against a totally disorganised Labour opposition under the leadership of Little, they may have had a chance.

But the arrival of Comrade Ardern (helUN II) put paid to any chance of that outcome.

The true puppet master of the 5% strategy, Peters, seized his revenge and before we knew it we had the ex President of the International Union of Socialist Youth as PM and a bunch of complete noddies in power. Just witness their opening week in Parliament.

The fiscal holes are already appearing like clouds on a sunny day.



The "pressing" issues they have seized upon- child poverty, refugees, climate change, planting trees, building houses, telling other countries what to do, free stuff for their voter base etc are all smoke and mirrors. Nothing will ever be resolved as they are all moving targets. With the added threat that the worthy concept of personal responsibility will be even more diminished in society.

We will end up billions more dollars in debt and the same shit that happens to the world will still happen.

Ardern is starting with $3,000,000 to a few pedophile opportunists on Manus Island and that is just the beginning of her long...

19:56

STUPID AS, STUPID BE No Minister

The comment by Adam Blair, Kiwi Captain, after being bundled out of the RLWC Quarter Final by Fiji.

"We won't be taking too many negatives out of this game".

FFS ... there isn't any real League competition in Fiji.   WTF does that say about the Kiwis and New Zealand League.

Ar least 'Bluey' McClennan, ex Kiwi and Warriors coach and Sky League commentator, had it right when he said Blair's comments were dumb as was the Kiwi team.

16:00

Whaleoil Backchat Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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14:30

Iraq follows the example of the Prophet Mohammed Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Following the example of the prophet Mohammed, Iraq is set to allow the forced marriage of nine-year-old girls. The bill includes provisions that would legalise marital rape and child marriage and ban Muslims from marrying non-Muslims Human rights activists are warning that a new Iraqi law could legalise marriage for children as young as nine []

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14:00

New Zealand relishes new role as sanctimonious little **** that tells the rest of the world how they should live Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

I know voters didnt really vote for this government, but MMP made it possible.  But how many of those voters expected their new government to start working hard for them? First Jacinda Ardern turns into a school maam telling Australia how to run its border security, and now we have Jimmy Shaw coming along with all []

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13:30

Hilarious: leftie journalist complains about right-wing bias of media Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Gordon Campbell cant stand the easy ride that National is getting Like clockwork, the old nanny state criticism has been wheeled out this week by the National Party and lapped up just as predictably by the mainstream media. Youd almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right []

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13:22

Denise Lees maiden speech The Inquiring Mind

Thanks for posting this

Homepaddock

Denise Lees maiden speech has been widely praised for good reason.

I think it is worth reading in full, but have bolded the part where she describes the sudden death of her son, the aftermath and how that influenced her.

Tena koutou katoa

E tau nei tetahi pirere no Tikapa Moana.

Na ka kopangia maitia e te aroha o Maungakiekie, Maungarei hoki

Ka irihia ki a wai a Tamaki Herenga Waka

Ka irihia ki a wai a te Manukanuka Hoturoa

Na ka ungia nei ahau, hei mangai, hei taringa, hei kanohi mo te hunga ra,

No reira

Aroha ki a ratou kei te Tupou o te Tini

Ka mihia ki a tatou

Kia ora mai tatou katoa

Greetings to you all

A bird (fledgling) from the Coromandel has alighted here

Enfolded by the mana of Maungakiekie & Maungarei

Christened with the sacred water of Tamaki

Christened with the sacred water

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12:30

Swedish police unable to cope with volume of sexual crimes by Migrants Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Above is the face of a Lesbian Swedish woman who was totally let down by the Swedish Justice system. She was raped in her own home by her Syrian neighbour while his mate stood watch in her bedroom doorway. Despite plenty of evidence the police did not prosecute and closed the investigation. In the meantime, []

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11:30

Poor form all round Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jane Patterson at RadioNZ discusses the hopeless performance in the house last week from figures on both sides: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her deputy Winston Peters were back in question time after a week at APEC and the East Asia Summit, where new ministers were put through their paces. The Labour-led government is pushing []

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11:00

Where is Bill English? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A number of readers have noticed how quiet and in the background Winston Peters has been since Labour became the government so I looked out for his name in the headlines yesterday. As I read through the NZ Politics Daily headlines, Judith Collins name popped up three times, Winston Peters name popped up three times, []

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10:30

Another election promise being walked back by gobby minister Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Looks like another of Labours promises has been walked back after Chris Hipkins was altogether too gobby with his promises. Labours election promise to reinstate post-graduate student allowances has no set start date and wont be introduced until at least the 2018 second semester. During the campaign, Labour pledged to restore allowances for post-graduate students. []

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09:34

Only In America No Minister

Those who have been keeping abreast (pun intended) of American politics will know that alleged sexual assault and peccadilloes are the latest cause du jour.

Those who don't need only google Moore or Franken.

The Democrats seem to have the front running here with an illustrious history.  Some of their top performers were John Kennedy, Teddy Kennedy and Bill Clinton.  In a memorable quote JFK complained 'If I don't get a bit of stray ass every few days, I get migraines.'

In a bizarre twist, a Democrat candidate for the position of Ohio State Governor has pre-empted all the nonsense and publicly boasted of fornicating with over fifty women.  This fellow just happens to be a state supreme court judge, no less.   Pity any woman who has him sit in judgement on her sexual assault case!

Adolf eagerly awaits revelations from female nymphomaniac Democrat candidates of their bedroom athletic achievements.

Oh well, it has been obvious for some time that a successful Democrat needs to have a dick bigger than his brain.

09:30

Headline of the Week Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Talk about self-interest, youd think with 8 houses and millions of dollars of taxpayers money over the years she would have got around to fixing her own teeth: Former Prime Minister Helen Clark is making a plea to the Government to consider universal free dental care.   This morning Clark praised the Revive a Smile dental []

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09:13

A Song For The Times - "The Perilous Night" by Drive-By Truckers. Bowalley Road



Something's got a hold of our feel alright
out of control in the appetite.
We're moving in to the perilous night, Amen.


Video courtesy of YouTube


This posting is exclusive to Bowalley Road.

08:30

Hooton on the government having to face the tough stuff now Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Matthew Hooton explains that play time is over for the government, they must now get down to tin tacks and start governing. Labours poor performance in parliamentary question time and the shambles over the election of the Speaker is merely the public evidence of a Beehive not yet even properly staffed. Some ministers have not []

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08:00

Of the 150 men how many of them are pedophiles? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Would you take a handful of lollies if you knew that some of them were poison? PM Jacinda Ardern when she was unable to pressure Australia into giving her the leftover dregs ( the worst of the worst) of the illegal migrants left on Manus instead handed over three million dollars of New Zealand taxpayers []

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07:30

Will it be the Greens or Labour who introduces this law in NZ? Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Will it be the Greens or Labour who introduces this law in NZ? Breitbart reports on Scotland introducing legislation to stop poor people drinking. Britains Supreme Court has allowed Scotland to become the first country in the world to set a minimum price for alcohol, after a five-year legal battle. The measure is intended to bring []

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07:00

Embarrassing u-turn from Nash Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Stuart Nash has been forced to back-down over his claims the government is absolutely going to bring in an Amazon tax: Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has admitted he jumped the gun on Wednesday when he said the Government would introduce a so-called Amazon tax on internet shopping. He said it remained correct that the Government []

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06:57

Not Quite An Act Of War: Analysing Australias Push-Back Against Jacindas Manus Island Outreach. Bowalley Road

Real Human Suffering: In the face of the extraordinary Australian push-back against the government of Jacinda Ardern, it is important to remember the people at the centre of this controversy - the appallingly-treated victims of Australia's "Pacific Solution" who remain trapped on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.

YOU HAVE TO GO BACK A LONG WAY to find anything remotely resembling Australias current treatment of New Zealand. For a supposedly friendly government to deliberately inject inflammatory disinformation into the political bloodstream of its supposedly closest neighbour is an extraordinarily provocative act. Not quite an act of war, but the sort of intervention that can all-too-easily provoke a catastrophic loss of trust.

Its the sort of thing that the Soviets and the Americans used to do to one another all the time during the Cold War. Except, of course, those two superpowers were ideological and geopolitical rivals of the first order. It takes a real effort to re-cast the relationship between New Zealand and Australia in similar terms. Nevertheless, its an effort we are now obliged to make.

So, what is it that Australia has done? Essentially, its national security apparatus (presumably at the instigation of their political leaders) has released, mostly through media surrogates, a number of related stories calculated to inflame the prejudices of a certain type of New Zealander.

Like Australia, New Zealand harbours a frighteningly large number of racists. Politically-speaking, such people are easily aroused and have few qualms about setting-off ugly, racially-charged, debates on talkback radio, in the letters columns of the daily newspapers and across social media. These individuals are trouble enough when all they have to fight with are their own stereotypes and prejudices. Arm them with the carefully assembled disinformation of fake news and they instantly become quite dangerous.

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Aussies muscling up over Jacindas virtue signalling Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Things are getting tough for Jacinda Ardern as she seeks to import 150 child rapists and ratbags from Manus Island, euphemistically calling them refugees: The Australian government has a warning for Jacinda Ardern deal directly with Papua New Guinea over the Manus Island detainees and face diplomatic consequences. The warning comes as an Australian []

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WHOSE GONNA BLINK FIRST? No Minister

Saint Jacinda has let her heart rule her head in seeking to embarrass Oz over their refusal to accept the NZL offer to take 150 'refugees' from Manus Island.    Her arrogance on the issue could well have severe implications for the Oz-NZL relationship.

This from the Australian Immigration Minister (paraphrased) ... 'It is your (NZL) sovereign right to negotiate direct with the PNG Government to take those refugees off their hands but should you do so you will be putting at risk the right of New Zealanders to enjoy visa free entry into Australia'.

Clearly Oz ain't gonna stand by and let queue jumper 'refugees' enjoy back-door entry into their country via New Zealand.

Ardern is now a prisoner of her own rhetoric.   Anyone wanna bet on who blinks first?

p.s.   And lets not even mention that Winston First doesn't want them anyway.




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Collins gives Twyford and Ardern another hiding Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Judith Collins continues to hand out the spankings. Yesterday on the AM Show she spanked not only the utterly smug and condescending Phil Twyford, but also Jacinda Ardern. Judith Collins has launched a stinging attack on Jacinda Ardern, saying the Prime Minister needs to understand our relationship with Australia isnt student politics. Ms Ardern has []

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Greens disappoint one of their most loyal voters Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

  It has been interesting watching Martyn Martin Bradbury take to blogging in support of the government.  I told people that the leftie blogs would have a huge decision to make if they were to survive.  Be honest or perish. Seems that Bradbury doesnt want to perish. (excuse the language, but it has to be []

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Whaleoil General Debate Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Face of the Day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

A remarkable situation has developed over the Manus Island stand-off Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has opened the door to a potential refugee resettlement deal between Papua New Guinea and New Zealand, acknowledging it is a decision for the two sovereign states that Australia could not block. But he warned any arrangement would be against Australias wishes and []

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Word of the day Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The word for today is nocent (adj) Causing injury; harmful. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Nocent derives from Latin nocent-, the stem of nocns, present participle of nocre to harm. The widespread Proto-Indo-European root nek-, nok- underlies Latin nocre and its derivatives noxa, noxia harm, injury, and the adjective noxius harmful, noxious. []

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Daily Proverb Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Proverbs 18 16 Giving a gift can open doors; it gives access to important people!

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