Blog Watch – Monday

Blog Watch is an open forum similar to Open Forum where any topic can be introduced, but with a focus on New Zealand blogs and social media.

This expands on the aim for Your NZ to be a joint project with the more people contributing and the more variety the better.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

If being critical address the issues and don’t do personal abuse. Constructive and reasonably balanced criticism is more effective than general moans.

As usual avoid anything that could cause any legal issues such as potential defamation or breaching suppression orders.

Remember – the Blog of the damned well determined to express opinions and hold to account regardless of attempts to shut us up.

Also remember that keeping things civil, legal and factual is more effective and harder to argue against or discredit.

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Note that sometimes other blogs get irate if their material is highlighted elsewhere but the Internet is specifically designed to share and repeat information and anyone who comments or puts anything into a public forum should be aware that it could be republished elsewhere (but attribution is essential).

If comments raise issues deserving of a full post I may use content to do a post, and may expand on it.

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  1. Cameron Slater has a turn at an anti-Muslim post – BEWARE THE APPEASERS, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO

    Roger Franklin at The Quadrant has a very good piece about appeasers and apologists for Islam, especially those dressed as priests and other men of faith in the christian churches.

    The Quadrant is an Australian website. They quote an ex-Prime Minister:

    “This fabulous publication has done more than any other in this country to nurture the high culture of Western civilisation.”
    — Prime Minister Tony Abbott

    Recent posts give idea of their approach:
    All Hail Narcissus Turncoatius
    The Cant of Our Koranic Quislings
    First to Fourth Waves of Feminism
    Green Salvation’s Hellfire Preachers

    Without Jason Ede to feed him posts I guess he’s got to go somewhere.

    • RightOfGenghis

       /  26th October 2015

      Re the last sentence I’ve heard this claim before. On some beltway issues perhaps but on other topics where is the hard evidence of ede as slaters source? Chrs RoG

  2. Pete Kane

     /  26th October 2015

    It’s fair to say that Mathew Hooten and I are from very different ends of the political spectrum. But I couldn’t help agreeing with his follow up comments to his article regarding Jacinda Adern during his session with Mark Sainsbury on Radio (my thoughts to a tee). Stroll along to 31.36 for the comments in question.–Mattew-Hooton/tabid/506/articleID/106363/Default.aspx

    • Thanks for posting that Pete…. it was noticeable that Vernon Tava didn’t call Hooton out on his comments on Ardern….. And its hard not to agree with him on the topic of Jacinda….

      • Pete Kane

         /  26th October 2015

        Hi Dave 24. I know. Sorry to appear cruel, but it just drives me nuts that people think she remotely has the skills (or even ‘raw’ talent) to play a role in the leadership of our country. To me that is just absurd, dangerously absurd.

        • Politics in the TV age Pete, politics in the TV age…. and yes it is dangerous. At least Little has done stuff with his Union work which actual interfaces with real people, jobs and the real economy. And I don’t like Andy one little bit….

          • Pete Kane

             /  26th October 2015

            maybe it’s just me but I don’t even see her as particularly attractive. She’s just young. Either a shallowness, incompetency or a dark hand in the political media, or all three. and what ever people think of Unions, Andrew’s was a ‘serious’ job by anyone’s level. Apart from this one, Jancida has never really had one in a meaningful sense – in terms of the role she clearly seeks.

            • She is not a beauty but she isn’t ugly… just like all us average joes and janes… average looks… Little’s job was real and serious i give him some credit for that. His issue is he lacks empathy in his displays. His speeches in Parliament all seem to be 1950’s standing on the back of the truck speeches to Union members… he needs to tone it down, broaden his style and realise the rump few thousands in Unions are not going to get him the Treasury benches…

              And yes policy advisor and staffer for a pollie aren’t really great credentials in my view…. just as lobbyist a la a couple of the Nats new boys aren’t either..

  3. Pete Kane

     /  26th October 2015

    I agree with you on Andrew. Oddly enough what you describe isn’t really his family background at all. All the same. I can’t help quite liking the chap.


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