Oh dear, as well as his seven or eight (I’ve lost count) legal entanglements with half a dozen people, Colin Craig now has Winston Peters on his scent. That will up the ante in this political scandal that simply never grows dim. It will also get the media re-interested. Winston is a bulldog-with-a-bone on this stuff and entered Parliament way back for Hunua on Judicial Review. So, Colin might be sweating, as a Big Gun joins the ranks of more humble water pistols like mois who’ve been leading this for a year or so.
I of course have had nothing to do with this, but it will add focus to the Police investigation of Craig under the Electoral ACt already underway, the complaint of which I was responsible for. So, a whole new Nor’west front to this saga blows in…
Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/winston-peters-takes-court-action-over-election-complaints-2015101213
Whaleoil has also picked up on this in the news, and posted about it here.
Anti-churchaphobes usually resort to “the law” or “what is legal” to help them arrange the furniture in the Values Vacuum Lounge, and wonder why everything goes to pot on pot. Thing is, you can’t get away from values. They underpin everything; and all of us have to decide which ones are important and worth enforcing as the guiding structure of our civil society. The Bible says “The Law brings Death,” and “There will come a time when my laws will be written on their hearts (ie, instinctive)”. One of my favourite sayings is an old Jewish adage, that goes, “Rules are for the guidance of the wise, the obedience of fools.”
NEW ZEALAND. That is Australia to the left, across the Tasman Sea. Christchurch is the thumb sticking out from the South Island, and the yellow blob our Garden City, NZ’s second largest city. Love living here.
Re that Obama meme I posted the other day. Well, it’s fake, photoshopped, so in fairness to Obama, here is the original. He deserves that, even though his people did it to president Bush (the same photo swing-aroonie). Thanks to Rodney Hide for the tip.
Origins: One joke that never seems to get old — or at least never seems to get old enough to die off — is the picture of the politician holding a telephone upside down (last seen applied to President Bush in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina).
Few (if any) prominent political figures are really clueless enough to both unknowingly pose holding a telephone upside down and approve the release of publicity pictures displaying such a faux pas, but for the record we note here that the above-displayed image of Barack Obama in a similar pose (which was posted to the IMAO web site on 3 March 2008) is merely a digitally manipulated version of this photograph:
Colin Craig has promised all along, that he would “elect a new Board” (his come back strategy, ie remove critics) having destroyed two full Boards to nothing already. And now, surprise, surprise, we have a ballot (paid for by him) with 6/7 Board members already pre-determined (convenient) by an anonymous group. Then I saw this quote on Whaleoil which I thought was funny and apt, and is therefore Quote of the Day.
“What marginally hurts my brain is that 1) everyone on the board has resigned 2) the board has determined the following seven candidates.
Always knew Colin was capable of amazing things. Here he is in control of a party with no board that wants to appoint a board by having the board that doesn’t exist determine the candidates for when the board does exist. I think.”
When the desire to ‘look cool’ overshadows everything else (like how to hear or talk on the phone).