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The 5 questions we must know the answers to now meth scam has been exposed

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Seeing as the NZ mainstream media were complicit in promoting this hysteria, shouldn’t they start doing their job and demand answers to these 5 questions?

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The funniest thing about Police killing teenagers in car chases is how furiously defensive Muddle Nu Zilind gets when you point this out

By   /  May 30, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

There has always been an unwritten rule between white NZ and the Cops that we will politely look the other way while they use any level of force to bash Māori. Our setter forefathers and foremothers would get nervous after dark at the natives hanging around the edge of the settlements and that fear meant we’d agree to any action by those we called in to defend us.

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Where the hell is the accountability over blowing $100m on a meth contamination monster that never existed? (Jesus, I hate us sometimes)

By   /  May 30, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Remember the context here, National were busy trying to privatise state housing, so this constant media attention on dirty filthy druggie bennies contaminating good solid taxpayer built state houses was a PR coup from heaven for National.

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Another day, more kids dead in Police chases – yawn, thoughts and prayers blah blah blah

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

The simple, awful truth, is that until white middle class kids are killed in a police chase, nothing will change.  

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Well, well, well – so the meth contamination hysteria was bullshit? When will the Mainstream Media & Paula Bennett apologise to NZ?

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

Remember, anyone in a State House where meth was tested was not only kicked out of the State House, they were banned from any State House for 12 months – how many lives did National fuck up and make homeless because of this moral panic?

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NZ Cops caught beating up handcuffed kid for riding a bike without a helmet

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

If you honestly think punching a handcuffed 13 year old and arresting him for not wearing a bike helmet is appropriate policing – then maybe you are the problem?

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UPDATE: Let’s just pause and examine the true horror of what 45% of NZ supporting National really means

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

I suggest that voting National is less a political choice and is now a gated cultural cult fuelled by resentment and not ideology. 

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Game of Drones – the options being mooted for the new Drone Party for National

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Last night Simon Bridges acknowledged for the first time that National were actively seeking a new Ally Party to help National take power in 2020.

TDB has been pointing this strategy out for over 3 months.

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Your friendly reminder the Planet is melting – Last 400 months were all warmer-than-average global temperatures

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

…the simple truth is that the current political offerings within the NZ political spectrum can not and will not put the NZ economy on the war footing required to adapt fast enough for catastrophic climate change.

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Is new Welfare Advisory Panel another swing and a miss?

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Just like Clare Curran’s sad panel with no real mana to change public broadcasting, the new welfare advisory panel has been announced and it’s missing some crucial voices.

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TVNZ Colmar Poll and evidence of the new Ally Party TDB warned you about months ago

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

The Government needs a far better communications plan, their selling of the budget was woeful, and they need to put together a strategy to ram through public service reform so that they can actually get policy adopted rather than resisted. 

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Could Trump become a dictator and never leave office?

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

The problem of having power defined by convention is if you get an individual who isn’t prepared to follow that convention.

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New Poll dangerous for Government & Simon Bridges

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

There is a real danger now that this will be a one term Government, if Judith takes power, the plan is to unleash a right wing anger which will be extreme. No one on our side of the political fence has any comprehension of what is building.

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Abortion rights, Maori Wards and Cannabis – why can’t NZ show any bloody courage?

By   /  May 27, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

In the wake of Ireland’s historic and righteous abortion reform, NZ is once again looking like the book burner in a library – if Ireland can find the courage, why can’t NZ update its ridiculous laws on abortion?

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Neoliberalism has mutated MPI into an agency that protects Industry from regulation – does Nash deserve the bash?

By   /  May 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

The neoliberal public service that Shane Jones was recently blasting is there to do as little as possible while building their own fiefdoms.   All we have leant from them is that they are as useless at looking after cows as they are beneficiaries and miners. 

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National Party Northcote candidate plays hate card against the poor, then realises he’s played it and backtracks

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

No wonder National are starting to panic. 

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