Friday, March 29, 2024

Te Reo Luxon misreads the room

Pdm (and Rossco in reply) over at No Minister writes about Te Reo Luxon slipping in a late Thursday  (pre-Easter weekend) backtrack  hoping it will all be forgotten by next Tuesday.

Doubling down,

Luxon has mis read the room and clearly his lack of political experience is showing.

As we know he backed himself and National into a corner on Acts Treaty referenda, this doubles down on that. Here was a golden opportunity to walk back towards the Act position.

Once again Te Reo Luxon shifts painfully on the fence in the corner never willing to firmly confront or challenge the ever deteriorating race relations in New Zealand.  Too worried about votes to lift that scab.

via PDM at No Minister here

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

A random impertinent question...

A 100,000 tonne 300m container ship loses power exiting the port and ploughs into terra firma at about 15 kmh.  Unfortunately said terra firma was ably supporting the main bridge out of Baltimore.  Tragic results have ensued with the total collapse of the bridge and an unknown loss of life in the 5 degree C waters.

Typically a  large ship might have dual fuels for the main diesel where a low particulate cleaner fuel is used in the harbour environs to keep local greenies happy and a cheaper dirtier low grade heavy fuel oil for use out in the open sea.

There is a question that must be asked.

Was the ship swapping from the finer harbour free-flowing fuel to the open sea tar-like HFO that requires serious pre-heating and subsequently failed with total loss of power, steerage and control at the attempted changeover?

Normal ops would be pre-bridge still in the harbour but winding up the ship for the open sea, ready to ditch the two local pilots on the seaward side of the bridge.

Large clouds of black smoke from the stack (observed by witnesses) as the ship swapped fuels in the dead of night might not overly worry any local greenies wrapped up in their beds on a cold morning.

A question that I hope will be answered.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Bog Irish stand up for family values

On International Women’s Day, the proposed referendum to redefine the family in the Irish Constitution has been resoundingly defeated. Our country has shown its commitment to the traditional understanding of the family as based on marriage.

“This vote stands as a critical moment in Irish history, marking the end of an era dominated by liberal conformity. This decision by the Irish electorate sends a powerful message about the importance of preserving foundational values in the face of sweeping societal changes. 

The liberals and the left in Ireland have been told 'NO" to redefining a family.

the defeat of the measures came despite the “No campaign” being vastly outspent by the government and liberal elites and therefore had to rely on the “conviction and dedication of ordinary citizens” who “fought back against the pressures of liberal agendas, showcasing the deep-rooted commitment to the sanctity of marriage and family life of Irish people

Pity the left in New Zealand cannot even define a woman.

The left attempted to sell their version ...

blame supposed “misinformation” and a general ignorance among the public for failing to go along with their elitist conceptions of gender and family

Now, where have we heard that before?  Pig-ignorant voters listening to misinformation!

via Breitbart

Thursday, March 07, 2024

How's your TDS?

She's finally given up.  Donald for the win!

That should trigger some.

via TheoSpark

Wednesday, March 06, 2024

Comment of the day...

the left and their manipulation of the current systems, and National’s failure to fight against the leftist thinking 

Luxon and his band of wets continue to show no compunction in reversing the leftist thinking.  They're one and the same as the left.  Only there for your vote.

There is hope through ACT and Winston First achieving some minor victories along the way.  Small gains which definitely will be reversed again should the left ever regain the levers of state.

via No Minister

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Air Farce to get new planes?

"Would be a shame if something was to happen to your flight..."

The RNZAF openly states its case for acquiring some decent new assets.  Not seconds from the hand-me down bin.  Seems that our Prime Fence-sitter has had to suddenly fly commercial this morning as some unobtainable spares are required for him to reliably travel across the ditch.

In other news, today the RNZN is happy that the Air Farce takes the heat off them and the story about dodgy fuel from Singers.  Army, it's your turn next for 'a meeting without coffee'.

BTW, I often wonder how the project to replace the 30 year old frigates might be progressing.  Got a spare $15+ billion?  Thought not.  How's the diversity-hire for recruits going?

Monday, March 04, 2024

Mayor backs property rights?

leaving the town after 35 years, after being “forced” to sell his property, which had been occupied by a local iwi

checked when they bought the section that there were no land claims or any other issues with it, and after being assured there were none, bought it

Ihumato MkIII.  Proving once again your property rights mean zilch in New Zealand.

iwi members felt betrayed over what were assurances the culturally significant site at Ahipara would be fully protected as a public reserve

The council purchased said piece of 'prime waterfront land' usurping the owner's rights as the locals continued to occupy.

Who would buy land that was being occupied and nothing was being done to move the occupiers off?

Ever ready to charge exorbitantly inflated rates, it's nice to know how the Far North District Council Mayor backs the ratepayer  and their property rights. Not!

via Granny

A sorely needed 100-day item

requesting an urgent meeting so they can plead the case for keeping the scheme, which provides free lunches to about 220,000 students across the country

$160m you say?  For something that parents of 2200,000 school kids should be doing every day as their sprogs are ejected out the door to state daycare, before they themselves attend to their daily work.  And if they're not, a decent wad to do some much needed door knocking to ascertain why not.

Seymour attacked free school lunches during the election campaign, describing them as “wasteful”, “unaffordable”, and a “marketing stunt”

Again Seymour gets it in the neck doing the coalition's dirty work.  "Won't someone think of the children?"

The swingeing cuts of the 100-day agenda continues to make me, one who remains on budget without government handouts, very happy.  I look forward to more cuts along similar lines.

via Granny

Friday, March 01, 2024

Did we have an election?

 From the MSM rantings and narrative this week anybody might think that Labour and their racist fellow travellers still had their clammy hands on matters of state.  Was the left cohort not recently evicted?

Wow, people are pretty fixated on the allowance

Once again the weak and ineffective Mr Fence Sitter Luxon cedes control as the expenses he might claim are argued front and centre all week.  Death by 1000 cuts.  Then he tries to explain his entitlement and late this afternoon he is cornered by the leftards where he now wants to repay some amount.

Grow a pair!  Tell the left to take a hike as you get on with cleaning out the mess in the stables.