Want to see why Delahunty got a 2/10 mark from Trans Tasman? Just look at her Treaty thinking

December 16, 2014
And in the year 2014 this treaty will entitle your people to a 50:50 share of all governance arrangements...

And when we Pakeha become more politically enlightened, this treaty will entitle your people to a 50:50 share of all governance arrangements…

Alf hadn’t noticed a recent opinion piece by Gareth Morgan, the bloke with a dislike of moggies but – hurrah – a great urge to preserve our democracy.

Morgan was contributing to the debate over Maori representation on local councils.

More particularly, he was taking issue with New Plymouth’s (very temporary) Mayor, Andrew Judd, who had embroiled himself in a debate over whether his council should have a Maori ward and was calling for all councils to have Maori provide half of their councils.

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Support for the Greens will evaporate when voters see what would happen in the school tuck shop

November 4, 2011

And none of it is on the banned list.

Yeah, it’s great to see the polls are showing we Nats are a shoo-in at the election.

On the strength of one new poll result, it looks like Labour would lose seven MPs and National would gain nine.

Alf is depressed nevertheless.

Actually, every right-thinking citizen should be depressed, because the polls also suggest the Greens would gain four extra MPs.

Suggest is the key word, of course. Those calculations critically assume United Future, Act and Mana will retain one electorate seat and the Maori Party will keep four.

But hey.

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The harpies get their trophy but who, if anyone, has got the facts about the cause of the gender gap?

July 7, 2011

Who's next?

The harpies have triumphed.

More dismaying, those of them who would be outraged if a worker was dismissed for what he or she said – no matter how provocative the remarks – are crowing about the sacking of Employers and Manufacturers’ Association (Northern) chief executive Alasdair Thompson.

Their unseemly baying for blood reminds Alf of the hags who cackled their approval as the guillotine blade fell in the days of the French Revolution.

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If women were savvier they would see why blokes are so much better at so much

June 23, 2011

Viva la difference.

Dunno why the bloody lefties persist with their efforts to impose equal pay upon us.

They are at it again this week.

Labour is welcoming moves by Green MP Catherine Delahunty to introduce checks and balances to the Pay Equity Act.

Labour’s Women’s Affairs Spokesperson, Carol Beaumont, is hailing this as a positive initiative in an otherwise negative and outdated environment for gender equity.

The awful reality she prefers to overlook, of course, is that blokes deserve to be paid more than sheilas in many spheres of activity because they are better at it.

Alf had been tempted to say blokes are superior on all fronts, but Mrs Grumble pointed out she is his superior in the washing and ironing department and also with cooking meals, dusting and vacuuming (among other things), largely because he does not get much practice.

Can’t win ’em all.

But blokes like Alf are rejoicing today at news that –

LinkedIn Data Reveals Men Are Savvier Online Professional Networkers Than Women

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Gender benders have their PEE cut off

May 15, 2009

Lots of shrieking and wailing has been heard in recent days, and desperate lefties have dragged the long-departed Kate Sheppard into an equal-pay furore in a bizarre attempt to shame the government.

Words like “tragedy” have been thrown into the furore, too, although – so far as Alf knows – no-one had been killed.

Actually, nothing has happened except the Government decided to abolish the Department of Labour’s Pay and Employment Equity Unit (at least one report abbreviated it to PEE, much to Alf’s delight).

Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly howled that the decision to shut down PEE shows “an absolute disregard for the thousands of women workers in this country whose work is undervalued simply because they are women.”
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