Category Archives: Other Politics

Reflections on NZ General Election (2014) #1

I was a player in this election (my eleventh I think); so some thoughts and reflections on the election each day for the next seven days. In a Word: “STABILITY.”  An unprecdented and historic win to the incumbent National Party (best result since 1899; Labour’s … Continue reading

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A New Country Emerges in the M.East (the New Bin-Laden). Is this the “Little Horn”?

This is a rare photo of Abu Bakr al-BAGHDADI a name you’ll be hearing a lot of in 2014. It’s easy to remember as Arabic names go. He is the cover person of TIME magazine 16 Dec. 2013. Some say … Continue reading

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The Real Red Smaug. Christmas Genocide in Iraq. I Attend an Arabic Service

This Christmas as we watch and enjoy Tolkien and Jackson’s red dragon Smaug oppressing a tribe of 12, what are we to make of the most recent bomb attacks and armed harassment and killing of  Iraqi Christians (more detail here … Continue reading

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Christmas Anarchy in Africa (a new Rwanda?)

As we enjoy Christmas Day in safe sunny New Zealand, let’s be mindful of those in Southern Sudan where a Christmas war involving several nations and the UN is beginning. There is a direct New Zealand connection to this conflict … Continue reading

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Three Key Faces of Commonwealth Conservatism

This great post from over at Whaleoil quoting Mark Steyn about the photo above that was shot shortly before the Mandela memorial service, and in somewhat stark contrast to the Obama selfie with his poli. groupies at the same memorial. Not … Continue reading

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Bizarro Obama Worship in London (Face of the Day)

This rather strange altar piece in the US embassy in London, framed between the (obviously) less significant Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  The two colour paintings are obviously just hacks.  Has the colour drained from Obama’s face and career … Continue reading

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Why A Brown Resignation Is Only Days Away

View vid here: http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/len-brown-go-commentator-5781478 This video by TVNZ in the streets of Auckland yesterday shows that this scandal has now passed beyond the details and the obfuscation into feral public reaction.  So, the pitch forks and fiery torches are lit “Kill … Continue reading

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Nats Oust Kaikoura MP

Colin King MP for Kaikoura has been ousted by the local National party membership in favour of a local farmer and grape grower Stuart Smith. King will continue on as MP until the election (unless he resigns) and Smith will be … Continue reading

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“Childish” 7Sharp Must Apologise to Colin Craig

At last, some balance.  The BSA has forced Seven Sharp, that woeful ‘teenage’ brain dead programme on TVNZ to apologise to Colin Craig for a “sustained personal attack” that “went too far.”  I recall Alison Mau also saying on air … Continue reading

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Lucia Maria Critiques Hide on Conservatives

Lucia Maria one of the founder/writers of the Catholic perspective New Zealand Conservative blogsite [Sine Dominico non Possumus] (see blogroll below right) –not to be confused with this site (“CoNZervative”), the separate party, or “The Conservative” (a fourth site)–has written … Continue reading

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