Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dominion Post Political Quiz

I managed to get 10 out of 10 for this political quiz. 
For the previous political quiz I only achieved 6 out of 10.  David Farrar from Kiwiblog stated that regular readers should achieve at least 7.  So in the eyes of the King of NZ political blogs, I was below par.  Hopefully this weeks stellar result goes some way to redeeming myself.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Good Column on Aussie Politics

Former Opposition leader Brendon Nelson is retiring from Politics.  In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald Dr Nelson gave an honest and interesting assessment of the current Labour administration, his former boss John Howard, and current Liberal Leader Malcolm Turnbull.   
I'm not a Turnbull fan, but thought Nelson was a decent enough guy.  He kind of reminded me of Don Brash. Interestingly Nelson and Goff share a common interest - they both have a passion for motor cycles - go figure.

In response to a 'rambling' question from Phil Goff, John Key said:

"I think it's a bit like Afghanistan in the Labour Party caucus at the moment".

Monday, September 7, 2009

Very James Bond

Referring to the $US65 million jewellery robbery in London last month (the largest in British history):

A British newspaper reported last month that the men were wearing stick-on prosthetic faces made from liquid latex.

Police have refused to comment on the claim and declined to say whether any jewellery had been recovered.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Provocative WWF Poster

Apparently World Wildlife Fund is frantically distancing itself from the
project. According to the New York Daily News, it was all a 'terrible
But the irony is that by claiming it to be a mistake more publicity is