Sunday soapbox

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, to muse, amuse or bemuse.

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14 Responses to Sunday soapbox

  1. robertguyton says:

    Ele – perhaps you’ll have a go at answering this question. I put it to Keeping Stock but he ducked for cover:

    Fact: Slater photoshopped Prime Minister Helen Clark’s head into a pornographic image and posted it on his blog.
    Fact: John Key regularly rings Slater to see what’s on his mind.

    Question: Are you in any way anxious about the Prime Minister of New Zealand having such a relationship with such a person?
    (I’ll add, if not, why not? for the sake of intelligent discussion.)

  2. Andrei says:

    Paul Little: Let’s restrict soft drink ads too

    Question: What do soft drink companies, fast food companies, tobacco companies and oil companies have in common?

    Answer: The are all successful multi-national entities

    And socialist weenies hate successful enterprises with a passion, particularly those of international character.

    So we have Global Warming, Obesity epidemics, public health costs all deployed against them.

    And these campaigns are conducted with religious fervour.

    In fact these are all religious crusades driven by secular Calvinists, who cannot stand that people, especially the poor have any enjoyment in life and playing on that can launch their attacks of free enterprise.

    And a favoured technique of these utterly repulsive individuals is to “send a price signal” that the Government disapproves of whatever it is they don’t like, which means additional tax , and what left wing Government ever met a tax it didn’t like?

  3. J Bloggs says:

    Andrei: lets go a step further – back in my day, we had fast food, lots of sugary sweets and soft drinks, and didn’t get fat. Because we had to exercise to entertain ourselves instead of parking our arses on the sofa with a computer game system. So how about a tax on playstations and nintendo systems then

  4. willdwan says:

    Robert I read that blog a little, even though it is clear to me that Slater is a damaged individual and not someone I would want to get too close to. But most of his vitriol is directed at the political factions that threaten me (and my country), he hits them where it hurts, so gets my support. “The enemy of my enemy” etc.

  5. TraceyS says:

    Think back, Robert. Have you ever made, or used, a “photo-shopped” image of the PM behind a fence with a peephole in it?

    I think you have.

  6. homepaddock says:

    The PM will have regular contact with all sorts of people for all sorts of reasons without condoning all, and in some cases perhaps any, of what they say and do.

    I trust him to sort the wheat from the chaff and therefore am not at all anxious about the contact.

  7. JC says:

    Fair comment.

    But Russel consorts with a known criminal who bribes politicians.. apparently this is proof that Russel is the more moral and ethical party leader.


  8. Gravedodger says:

    Good God Guyton, the Prime Minister has to actually deal with the idiot Norman in his administration of the country, that worries me considerably greater than casual contact with New Zealands leading blogger.

  9. robertguyton says:

    May the Saints preserve me.

  10. robertguyton says:

    Then your moral compass is broken beyond repair, Gravedodger.

  11. Gravedodger says:

    You are a tool Guyton, I wonder if my moral compass is in better order than yours with your unflinching support for a man who wants us all to believe his politics are all about saving the planet, benefiting the poor and thwarting developments he mistakenly deems harmful to our country when he is in reality a known communist, bent on power at any cost to the economy of his adopted country.

    You and your charlatan Green Party Leadership c2014 are total frauds.

    BTW Cameron Slater and his Dad John are tribal National so contact with the parliamentary is no surprise and at least Cameron calls out National when his BS gauge detects any.

    You you simple fool would defend Norman and his dishonest adoption of the cloak of Green to further his political ideology that many such as yourself would do anything to camouflage.

  12. robertguyton says:

    The Key/Slater-led Government is something we’ll never forget, I’m thinking.

  13. Andrei says:

    To coin a Robert Guytonism – Oh Dear!

    Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has launched legal action against Greens co-leader Russel Norman, over remarks Norman made about Craig at Auckland’s Big Gay Out.

    Fairfax understands Craig’s complaint relates to Norman suggesting Craig thinks that a woman’s place is in the kitchen and a gay man’s place is in the closet.

    This is not the way to win the debate Colin Craig, not the way at all.


  14. robertguyton says:

    “Mr Craig has previously threatened to take legal action against the satirical website, The Civilian.

    He has also complained about being defamed in satire pieces by Steve Braunias and Josh Drummond, published by Fairfax.”

    Oh Dear (to use a phrase borrowed from Keeping Stock who uses it ad nauseum. Crikey! Hope KS doesn’t launch legal action over my saying that!!! These conservatives have very short fuses 🙂

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