Key and the Chinese Connection

It is alleged by many National Party supporters that there is a psychiatric disorder at large among the political left of NZ, and they call it Key Derangement Syndrome. Well, taken in the context it is meant to be, this could be true, and my problem with it is that it helps to shield Key…

Number 54, who are you?

I’ve had a comment from Senator Ian MacDonald relating to my list of who voted for Malcolm Turnbull in the leadership spill September 2015. Senator MacDonald states he voted for Tony Abbott in the spill, and I have taken him at his no doubt honourable word and updated the list accordingly. As I have always…

What’s really going on with unemployment?

A few blogs are rejoicing over employment figures they see as a further sign that National are the better managers of the economy. Well, I guess I would have to concur with that general point, as I would agree that Castro is a more acceptable Communist than Stalin, because he murdered far less of his…

Ted Cruz or Donald Trump?

First there is this article by Robert Reich who served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. Reich is currently Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He…

Oregon militia in stand off with BLM

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s three sons and ‘about 150’ militiamen have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge HQ to protest the pending re-imprisonment of two Oregon ranchers convicted of arson, arguing the federal government has no authority in local cases. The occupation of the Wildlife Refuge came shortly after an estimated 300 marchers, militia and…