Solo Fatherhood is just like sole fatherhood but uses Han Solo more.Read More →
By splitting the Maori vote again and taking party vote support, the Greens just made it easier for the Maori/MANA alliance to beat Labour and in doing so provide an alternative path way to Parliament where the Greens have actual political power and not what Winston will allow them to have.Read More →
There were some sparkles this year, there was also a lot more misses than one would have expected. I won’t name and shame the misses, but the words ‘experimental’ were used about a few of the comedians in a way that isn’t positive.Read More →
Labour List MP Sue Moroney will not seek re-election to Parliament in September, the Hamilton-based MP announced today. “I made my decision after being notified last night that I had lost support from the party’s ruling council for an electable position on the Labour Party list. I intend to serve out the remainder of the […]Read More →
At a time of rising sea levels due to climate change, Phil O’Reilly wants to build an underwater stadium in Auckland?
Wanting to plonk an underwater waterfront stadium on the Auckland waterfront when our future will see more and more extreme weather events and a dramatic jump in sea levels looks like a recipe for a mass drowning.Read More →
I’m guessing National’s defence to being sued by Eminem is that they’ve spent 9 years stealing ideas from Labour so they thought it was cool.Read More →
IT IS NEVER ADVISABLE, when writing political commentary, to get angry. Powerful emotions distort our judgements and make the already difficult job of political analysis even harder. Sometimes, however, giving vent to our anger is the right thing to do. Sometimes, maintaining a calm and dispassionate analytical posture serves only to give despicable behaviour a free pass. Some people are only deserving of the most forthright and unequivocal condemnation.
Jenny Shipley is one of those people.Read More →
Ever been at the bank and they tried to upsize your loan or hassle you to bring your Kiwisaver to them? Ever been cold called to see if you want a credit card? Want life insurance with that??
If so, you have been on the receiving end of the insidious sales targets culture in the banking industry.Read More →
Spot the difference: One is a weasel with no likeable human traits whatsoever and the other one is fictional character from MASH, Frank BurnsRead More →
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GUEST BLOG: Paul (the bloke The Standard banned for 3 years) – Why NZ urgently needs to invade Berlin
In the past few weeks, we have been in touch with a close friend who lives in Berlin, having moved there from New Zealand several years ago.Read More →
We are in denial about how our neoliberal welfare state and free market consumer culture has contributed to the zeitgeist of suicide and we don’t have the maturity to confront our delusion which is why it’s easier for us to slap some censorship on an internet series that talks about it.Read More →
Interviews that don’t promote heat or light simply champion shadows and that’s what this series has disappointingly given us. Leaders white washing their past using the shadows of time isn’t holding them to any account.Read More →
With Scientists finally waking up and realising that they must have a voice for science and reason to influence the political debate, where could this new found movement go?Read More →
For a country against lowering voting age to 16, we sure loved a 12year old attacking a peace activist
It’s funny that for a country that says 16yr olds can’t vote how many all jumped up to defend a 12yr old attacking a peace protestorRead More →
Good to see Tracy Watkins a full 3 weeks behind The Daily Blog in appreciating the role NZ First plays in the 2017 election. Once she catches up on how this impacts the rest of the political spectrum, Stuff will almost start providing the same level of political analysis TDB does a month after TDB does it.Read More →