Politics

Politics

I hope the Young Nats paid for their license

I hope the Young Nats paid for their license

So the John Key + All Blacks love affair has been going on a while. This isn’t news.

by × August 19, 2015 × 1 comment

Politics

It's the amazing Labour party and their poll dance!

Farrar vs polls vs spin

In a Kiwiblog post that seems to have been written by David mashing his fists against the keyboard, Farrar argues that Labour’s “week of headlines on blaming the Chinese for Auckland house prices has come to nought” (source).

by × July 21, 2015 × 2 comments

News, Politics, Rights

I'm Morgan. Look at my lovely smile.

When are numbers racist?

By Morgan Godfery Some politicians seem to think that “data” exists in a privileged realm somewhere above politics and power relations. Data, according to Phil Twyford and others, enjoys the authority of objectivity.

by × July 20, 2015 × 0 comments

News, Politics

Orewa 3: The Orewa-ing

Orewa 3: The Orewa-ing

On Saturday morning I was rung by a friend who is a huge political nerd. He is also right wing. He was excited.

by × July 14, 2015 × 7 comments

International, Politics

Meet the socialist running for US President

Meet the socialist running for US President

Bernie Sanders is, on first blush, a grumpy old man with crazy white hair who’s constantly yelling numbers into microphones about income inequality. He’s been doing it for decades.

by × July 13, 2015 × 0 comments

International, News, Politics, Rights

American Political Batshit: With malice towards none

American Political Batshit: With malice towards none

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.”

by × June 30, 2015 × 1 comment

Politics

We fucking love National. And cheese.

It’s all so obvious when you think about it

  There are a group of people, we are told, that focus groups suggest, will not vote National.

by × June 10, 2015 × 4 comments

Politics

It’s not easy being Green (while running for male co-leader)

It’s not easy being Green (while running for male co-leader)

A while back I asked the four Green Party co-leader aspirants what their favourite musical was.

by × May 23, 2015 × 2 comments

Politics

Speech by Minister for Women, Louise Upston at the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Speech by Minister for Women, Louise Upston at the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Ms Upston has, at the time of writing, been conspicuously silent on the issue of unwanted attention and harassment by the Prime Minister.

by × April 22, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, Politics, Rights

Yup, it’s creepy

Yup, it’s creepy

Ah, yes. It’s just a bit of fun. Mucking around. A friendly gesture. How many times have we heard these old chestnuts when some bloke has been somehow inappropriate?

by × April 22, 2015 × 1 comment

Politics

Politics makes me sick, again and again

Politics makes me sick, again and again

We’re doomed. Doomed to repeat the same bullshit over and over again.

by × April 22, 2015 × 0 comments

Politics

How to mislead with numbers

How to mislead with numbers

I’ve always been a stickler for what I call the reverse-stat.

by × April 7, 2015 × 2 comments

Politics, Rights

IT'S THE LEFT WING

Left is right

If you’re not a liberal when you’re 20 you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative when you’re 30 you have no brain.

by × April 2, 2015 × 3 comments

Politics

How the War in the North was won

How the War in the North was won

So that settles it, Winston is awesome at campaigning. Better than Joyce. And Joyce is supposedly awesome. So awesome > supposedly awesome.

by × March 30, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, Politics

“The term New Zealand comedian is an oxymoron”

“The term New Zealand comedian is an oxymoron”

So the title of this post is not my position, god no it isn’t. 

by × March 27, 2015 × 0 comments

Politics

A very short post that continues my rage about the Feed the Kids Bill

A very short post that continues my rage about the Feed the Kids Bill

So like the huge political nerd I am, I did a bit of fishing.

by × March 25, 2015 × 1 comment

Politics

I'm just going to put my dick in this pipe and pretend it's New Zealand

Hubris

Hubris: excessive pride towards or defiance, leading to nemesis.

by × March 19, 2015 × 13 comments

Politics

I was there

I was there

I was there on July 7, 1916 when the Labour Party was officially formed.

by × March 18, 2015 × 4 comments