Jacinda heads to Davos

by Christie on January 21, 2019 at 9:00am

… to educate the world…


Photoshopped image credit: Pixy

Having stayed out of the limelight since Christmas, and having orchestrated the usual 4 pm Friday dump of information: that was when the texts from Richie Hardcore were released under the OIA, the princess headed to Switzerland this weekend to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos. I have to wonder what Jacinda can possibly contribute to an economic forum when she doesn’t know the difference between the Crown accounts and GDP? quote.

The WEF highlighted Ardern’s participation among four other “leaders and luminaries” — including naturalist Sir David Attenborough, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prince William — in the key pressstatement announcing the lineup for Davos 2019.
This is quite striking for a political leader barely into her second year as New Zealand’s Prime Minister and yet to chalk up significant and sustained domestic results. end quote.

Excuse me while I laugh. Angela Merkel is a traitorous has-been who has wrecked her country. David Attenborough makes wildlife documentaries and keeps telling us the world is going to end. It still hasn’t. Prince William is a nice but very privileged guy with zero economic experience and no idea what life is like for ordinary people. Shinzo Abe is almost certainly on the way out, facing accusations of cronyism at home. This must be the comedy hour: the light relief from all the serious stuff the forum will be actively addressing. quote.

Ardern’s star status will inevitably burnish the PM’s credentials as a “next generation leader” with her finger on the international pulse and an instinct for emerging issues.
But how the Prime Minister translates her growing reputation in key offshore circles into concerted political results at home will ultimately be how she is judged. end quote.

I doubt it. Her ‘star status’ is probably due to her being relatively new to world politics and the only word that really describes her is ‘lightweight’. I don’t see how she can have a ‘growing reputation in key offshore circles’ when she has actually done nothing yet. Like Macron and Trudeau, she is one of the ‘brat pack’. Everyone watched them with enormous interest too, only to see them crash and burn spectacularly. Jacinda will go the same way. quote.


Photoshopped image credit: Luke

The WEF has invited Ardern to join three panels — more than many other “minor” leaders — which will enable her to play to her undoubted communication strengths and position New Zealand (under the Coalition Government) as being progressive on some big issues of our times. end quote.

Yes, but it is worth pointing out that Donald Trump will not be there due to the shutdown in the US, Teresa May is too busy with Brexit, and Emmanuel Macron is dealing with a bunch of yellow vested protestors. The heavyweights are not there: Jacinda will just have to do instead. quote.

Ardern’s next panel is “More than GDP”, which will enable her to promote New Zealand’s first “wellbeing Budget”…

  A Newspaper end quote.

The ‘Wellbeing Budget’ is nothing more than hot air. It should be renamed the ‘Robin Hood Budget’, as the end result will be to take more money from those that work and give it away to those that can’t be bothered to work.

Jacinda is just going to embarrass herself and her country with her airhead ideas and lack of understanding of economic issues, but it does mean that she doesn’t have to face the media over the Sroubek case for another week.

You may have noticed that she is not taking her family entourage this time, so there will be no cutesie photos of baby Neve. Do not, for one second, think this means she is taking her job seriously. It is far more likely to indicate that all is not well in the Ardern-Gayford household at the moment.

Father blames the police for his two teenager’s deaths

by Suze on January 18, 2019 at 10:00am

The charred remains of the fleeing car, which exploded after crashing in Christchurch, killing the three teenage boys inside. Photo credit NZ Police.

The father of two of the three Christchurch boys, who were aged 16 and 13, blames the police for the deaths of both his sons who died last weekend speeding away from the police in a stolen car. The Otago Daily Times reported the father’s accusation and defence.  Quote.

He said his sons were good boys but conceded they had been involved in police pursuits and had stolen cars in the past.” End of quote.

Newsflash: habitual stealing is not a characteristic of good boys. By all means give a kid a break for his first offence, but ignoring multiple car thefts? Absolutely not. Quote.

“They were just kids,” he said.

“They were just boys doing what boys do.”

End of quote.

Actually, no!  Not one of my dozen nephews reached adulthood with a penchant for stealing other people’s stuff.  Their parents did a good job of teaching them to respect other people and their stuff.

Given this father thinks stealing cars is acceptable, he deserves some of the blame for the strife his boys got themselves into. No person has more influence in a child’s life than their parents.

These boys should have been sorted out much earlier – an education that excludes the biff or any other violence.  Kids learn more from what they see than what they are told, and this father has no concept of good parenting. As we now know, he might appears to have missed out in decent parenting too. Quote.

“I knew as soon as this happened what was going to happen with me, with my name – that my brother was going to get brought into it.

“It’s not relevant. The police killed my kids.”

End of quote.

Technically, his kids killed themselves because the police pulled out of the chase before the crash.

And as it happens, there is a history of family violence. The father’s brother, Glen Mcallister, died after a murder suicide rampage in Cathedral Square in 1989.  The father of the dead boys is very quick to absolve himself and his deceased violent brother of blame for the boys deaths, but is he correct to do that?

I think violence in the family affects all members. History repeating itself points to parental neglect and lessons not learned, if taught at all. ‘It’s not my fault’ from the father is a man simply denying his part in his children’s outcome.  Quote.

“It’s not about me.” End of quote.

Actually, it is about you. Your children learned from you and their behaviour is a reflection of your parenting.

This family history of bad behaviour is not unlike what we witnessed this week from the Liverpudlian family who displayed inter-generational insouciance. They thumbed their noses at the environment, restaurants and the general public. Some families really shouldn’t be breeding.

The police get a bad rap each time the media comes out with “police pursuit” and the families of the deceased take the media opportunity to point the finger, blaming the police for the deaths of their loved ones.  Not a bad kid, they say. I guess it’s all a matter of degrees, maybe these errant kids are just not bad enough in their parents eyes.

The police are there to keep us safe from idiot minors, and the courts need to come down heavily on youth who persistently flaunt the law.

If these boys had survived the accident would they have learned anything from it? One would hope so, but probably not.

Where’s Jacinda?

by Christie on January 18, 2019 at 8:00am

Photoshopped image credit: Twitter

It is now January 18th, and no one has heard from Jacinda Ardern since before Christmas. She did not wish her long-suffering subjects a Merry Christmas or a Happy New Year, as she was obviously far too embroiled in having a holiday and enjoying herself. Almost a month has passed however and, since we pay her a salary of about half a million dollars, we taxpayers would quite like to see her at least start to earn some of that money, rather than being missing in action… or rather, in her case, inaction.

Even her best buddy and fellow globalist Justin Trudeau called on Jacinda this week to support Canada in its bid to stand up to China. quote.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday in an attempt to shore up support for its condemnation of China’s recent diplomatic actions.
The pair discussed the legal treatment and detention of Canadian citizens in China, and the extradition case of a Huawei executive in Canada, according to Trudeau’s office.
Brady said Canada was contacting its allies for support, just as New Zealand would and had done in the past.
“United we stand, divided we fall. The New Zealand Government needs to stand with Canada on this issue. We need the support of our friends and allies too and we must uphold our values-based foreign policy,”

 

A Newspaper

 

So she’ll talk to Justin, of course, but the people of New Zealand have not heard a word from her since last year.

Maybe she simply told Justin that she was still on holiday and he should call her back in March?

There was this sighting of her, of course, although the article does state that the interview took place before Christmas.

However, she made it very clear that she did not want to be at the interview by dressing in casual clothes and sneakers, to send the message that she was already on holiday and wanted to remain that way.

Just to make sure that everyone got the message, her main prediction for 2019 was that she wouldn’t be taking maternity leave in that year.

Wow.

With insight like that, we are all hanging on to her every word.

Of course, the longer she stays on holiday, the longer she can avoid awkward questions about Karel Sroubek and Richie Hardcore and the UN Migration Compact that is not binding but will result in millions of unwanted refugees with instant residency rights flooding our shores.

Yes. That will be it.


Photoshopped image credit: Twitter

Or maybe there are just no photoshoots planned until mid-February. Hardly worth making an appearance before then, is it?

Emergency grants skyrocket

by Christie on January 19, 2019 at 8:30am

Jacinda Ardern, pained expression

Emergency housing payments have risen by 200% over the past year. The government says this is due to the housing crisis; maybe it is, at least in part. However, this government came in on promises to fix housing, fix homelessness, fix child poverty and make everything wonderful again. 15 months in, they are finally realising that these things cannot be fixed with the wave of a magic wand. quote.

Welfare payments for emergency housing have skyrocketed almost 200 per cent over the last year, while hardship payments for food have risen 38 per cent.

The Opposition says this is due to the rising cost of living, but Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni says it is because of the housing crisis.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Social Development officials will meet tomorrow with Hawke’s Bay apple growers, who have been struggling to find workers.
The latest MSD figures for the December 2018 quarter, released today, show that 9.9 per cent of working-age people are on a main benefit – up slightly from 9.8 per cent in December 2017. end quote.

9.9% are on benefits when employers are screaming out for workers? What the hell is going on? quote.

Over the same period, government assistance through the Families Package has contributed to a 10.5 per cent drop – 7567 fewer people – in Temporary Additional Support/Special Benefit, which cover living costs when income is not enough.
But the number of special needs grants for emergency housing leapt from 6172 in the December 2017 quarter to 15,676 a year later – a 154 per cent increase.
That amounted to $19.5 million in government payments, a 198 per cent increase from the December 2017 quarter.
Hardship payments for food also jumped, from $14.3 million in the December 2017 quarter to $19.8 million in the December 2018 quarter – a 38 per cent rise. end quote.

In a market where housing is so expensive, the only way to get ahead, or even just make ends meet, is to work. Admittedly, even then it can be tough going for people on low incomes, but at least they are trying. quote.

The Government announced in last year’s Budget that it wants to build 6400 state houses over four years.
Sepuloni said it would take time for the Government’s programme to have an effect on the number of emergency housing grants, but she did not want to say how long it might take.
“I’m not a clairvoyant … All I can say is that, as a government, we’ve prioritised housing and we’re working as quickly and as responsibly as we can to address the demand.” end quote.

 

A Newspaper

 

Four years is too long. There are over 6000 people on waiting lists for social housing now, and that is only going to get worse as landlords leave the market. This government has already had over 15 months to start a building programme for social housing. So far, it has done… nothing. The result of them sitting on their hands is that the problems just get worse and worse.

This government blames the housing crisis, and with that, they make a veiled stab at the previous government. However, the government that campaigned on reducing immigration has allowed over 96,000 immigrants into the country since they have been in government. The housing crisis may have started under the previous government, but it has gotten a lot worse under the present one.

The only thing this government is good at is blaming the previous government. That’s all they can do. In the meantime, immigration gets worse, housing gets worse and more and more people are claiming government handouts at a time when unemployment is at record lows. Never mind. It is not this government’s fault. Put it all down to ‘9 years of neglect’.

Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend

by SB on January 7, 2019 at 5:00pm
Advice

Welcome to politically incorrect Comedy corner: the one place on Whaleoilwhere you are allowed to read and share naughty and offensive jokes that make us all laugh even though we are not supposed to. If you are offended by these kinds of jokes then please do not read this post.


Naughty Nana

It’s in the fridge

“An old lady went to visit her dentist. When it was her turn, she sat in the chair, lowered her underpants, and raised her legs. The dentist said, “Excuse me, but I’m not a gynecologist.” “I know,” said the old lady. “I want you to take my husband’s teeth out.”
― Various, 101 Dirty Jokes – sexual and adult’s jokes


Oh dear I think he is transphobic

A man in Scotland calls his son in London the day before Christmas Eve and says,“I hate to ruin your day but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.” ‘Dad, what are you talking about?’ the son screams. “We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer” the father says. “We’re sick of each other and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Leeds and tell her.” Franticly, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. “Like hell they’re getting divorced!” she shouts, “I’ll take care of this!” She calls Scotland immediately, and screams at her father “You are NOT getting divorced. Don’t do a single thing until I get there. I’m calling my brother back, and we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?” and hangs up. The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. ‘Sorted! They’re coming for Christmas – and they’re paying their own way.’

Golriz attacks lesbians

by Christie on January 7, 2019 at 8:00am

Green party list MP Golriz Ghahraman

I have said this before, but homosexuals are simply too mainstream these days. We work with them. They live next door to us. No one bats an eyelid at receiving a wedding invitation for a gay couple. Even two women in wedding dresses does not faze us any more. Now that gay people have become a regular part of our society, they are suffering the same fate as heterosexual people. They are no longer special, no longer marginalised, and that means that they can be attacked… by New Zealand politicians. Ani O’Brien writes at Afterellen: quote.

The gender identity politics rule-book seems to be under constant revision. Not only does that make it difficult for allies to know how to support the trans community, but it also makes it hard for women, and in particular lesbians, to keep track. We are being defined out of existence and this week I experienced what happens when a lesbian says “no”.
In response to a coercive tweet aimed at lesbians I wrote, “I’d never date a transwoman. I’m a lesbian. I’m same-sex attracted,” This shouldn’t be controversial. It shouldn’t be difficult for people to understand. However, by asserting my boundaries, as a lesbian, I outraged a local Trans Rights Activist, Bex, and they wasted no time telling their Twitter followers.
It was ugly. But for lesbians, it’s become routine. Our existence offends ‘activists’ regularly.

However, when Golriz Ghahraman, a New Zealand Member of Parliament and Green Party Spokesperson for Human Rights, waded into the attack, she effectively sanctioned the homophobic rant. I really woke up. I realized that our people in power, our institutions, our government, have all been guzzling the Kool-Aid.
end quote.

afterellen

Hang on. Isn’t Golriz the poster child for the marginalised and oppressed? Why does she hate lesbians? quote.

The next day, the situation became much more concerning when Bex tweeted the following: “according to someone who just retweeted my photo, being racist, sexist, homophobic, and transphobic is not an issue, it’s simply setting boundaries.” Ghahraman, NZ parliament member and Green Party Human Rights spokesperson, tweeted an enthusiastically supportive reply, and by doing so, Ghahraman invalidating the real concerns of lesbians.
“Yeah until those boundaries mean almost 1/3 of our Rainbow community young people are made homeless when they can’t come out to their families….just boundaries tho,” Ghahraman wrote.

A member of New Zealand’s Parliament blamed homelessness on lesbians… For expressing and taking pride in our innate same-sex attraction. end quote.

Good old Golriz. She never fails to disappoint. Does anyone remember the days when politicians kept their opinions on such matters to themselves, and got on with the business of running the country? Golriz clearly does not have enough to do. quote.

The conversation carried on between the two. Bex wrote, “Just boundaries. A woman said that. I don’t get how people can be so keen to keep marginalized people down. I guess because they then themselves will have to make an effort, not just thrive purely because they’re mediocre and white.”
To which Ghahraman responded, “of course they’re always the first ones to get offended if any of those boundaries are prejudice against them…say if anyone points out privilege. That’s unforgivable”
The “effort” Bex is demanding from lesbians, is the “effort” to set aside same-sex attraction and ‘allow’ themselves to be coercively raped. end quote

Don’t worry, Ani. I’m sure she didn’t mean that. No one in New Zealand has a clue what Golriz is talking about either. I doubt if she knows herself. quote.

MP Ghahraman is a Human Rights Lawyer. She’s worked for the UN and is on the boards of  Action for Children & Youth Aotearoa (NZ), NZ Criminal Bar Association, NZ Centre for Human Rights Law & Policy and Super Diverse Women (Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business).
Clearly, the human rights of lesbians have been compromised. Lesbians are actively being abused. But when an MP is involved in those attacks and is on the board of the NZ Centre for Human Rights Law, it’s much harder to get people to listen. end quote.

What is strange is that Golriz does this at a time when homophobic comments are still considered unacceptable. Just think about how some homophobic remarks from 10 years ago have damaged Kevin Hart’s career. Also Kevin Spacey. It is not okay to make homophobic remarks… except if you are defending trans people. quote.

The systemic abuse of lesbians by New Zealand government officials is disturbing. Lately, the persecution of lesbians in NZ has increased. Earlier in December, MP Ghahraman Twitter-shamed internationally respected NZ lesbian activist Charlie Montague.
Ghahraman was offended that Montague’s list of NZ women killed by men were women. MP Ghahraman wanted trans women included on Montague’s list. One trans woman has been murdered in NZ in the last decade. Instead of applauding Montague for calling attention to violence against women, Ghahraman publicly chastised yet another lesbian. end quote.

Golriz is a disgrace. As a politician, she should not be treating minority groups like some sort of food pyramid, with the most marginalised at the top and the not-quite-so marginalised at the bottom. She should be representing all New Zealanders equally. She is nothing more than a nutcase activist who rages from one cause to the next, without a clue about what she stands for. All she really stands for is disruption. That is all she knows.

Golriz is not fit to be a politician. Any politician who says ‘no human right is absolute’ should not be representing anyone. When that politician is supposedly a human rights lawyer, the stupidity is breathtaking. Golriz is dangerous. So, by default, is the entire Green party.

69: Two can Chou

That’s not right: Sum Ting Wong

Are you harboring a fugitive?: Hu Yu Hai Ding?

See me ASAP: Kum Hia Nao

Stupid Man: Dum Gai

Small Horse: Tai Ni Po Ni

Did you go to the beach?: Wai Yu So Tan?

I bumped into a coffee table: Ai Bang Mai Ni

I think you need a face lift: Chin Tu Fat

It’s very dark in here: Wai So Dim?

I thought you were on a diet: Mun Ching?

This is a tow away zone: No Pah King

You are not very bright: Yu So Dum

I got this for free: Ai No Pei

Please stay a while longer: Wai Go Nao?

Stay out of sight: Lei Lo

He’s cleaning his automobile: Wa Shing Ka

Your body odor is offensive: Yu Stin Ki Pu