Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Why are you all being so mean to Hekia Parata?

Day after day, week after week, I read your terrible slating(s) of Ms Hekia Parata. Your words drip with venom and you paint a picture of a lady who has sold her soul to the devil. This cannot be! Her heart is in the right place, presumably somewhere inaccessible to the plaudits she should be receiving for the wonderful work she has done at the behest of the National Party.
Stop throwing stones at this wonderful person, who has vision and a plan to lift New Zealand kids to new heights, especially if they are lucky enough to attend private schools that need ‘refurbishment, and even more so if they are about to attend one of her new pet projects the Charter Schools. Yes I know she had another name for them but it completely eludes me at the moment. After all I am still so angry at you for denigrating Ms Parata for her attempts to make New Zealand even more elitist for the chosen few.
Go back to your pens and construct praise where praise is due. Just don’t forget the vast majority of the students who will not benefit from her much vaunted vision for New Zealand. Oh---don’t forget the wonderful system, Nova Pay, which has ably assisted in her determination to pay teachers, support Staff and others what she thinks they richly deserve----stuff all!

"They took my Pocket knife,' says embattled NZ First MP.

Is this guy, Prosser for real? It is claimed that he was upset when his pocket knife was taken when he tried to board a plane. Apparently this was enough for him to launch into his diatribe against Muslims. If his knife was taken, that in his mind is enough for him to demand that ‘Western’ airlines should ban all men between the ages of 19 and 35, who look like Muslims from boarding flights.
He launched his ridiculous rantings in a magazine in New Zealand (that most people have probably never heard) of a few weeks later. One wonders at the editorial policy of the magazine and is left wondering if it was all about ‘circulation rather than being mouthpiece for serious discussion. I will not even name the magazine, because the last thing I want to do is to add to their numbers.
I have another cynical observation to make. The leader of New Zealand First, the party in parliament to which Prosser belongs, somewhere way down the list, has been measured in his response. Mr Peters (leader) has fallen short of apologizing for his wayward member’s comments. He almost appears to be distancing himself although he did make some comments about the silliness of Prosser’s ravings, but we are left with the distinct impression that the old ‘war-dog,’ Peters, is once again making a calculated move. He knows that at least 5% of the voting public will be agreeing with Prosser and that any losses from the Party will be more than made up by the bigots who share Prosser’s views.
Call me what you will, but think carefully about the above statement. We have seen it before in relation to ‘election time’ sensationalism.  I bet Mr Peters tells Prosser off, not for his statements, but more about when he made them. The silly bugger should have waited until just before the next election!
 In the meantime, NZ is attracting unpleasant and unwanted attention, all because a dopey twit was pissed off and ‘spat the dummy’ over a pocket knife. We do need to be concerned about our ‘image,’ but hopefully sane heads will prevail and see the ‘Prosser-talk’ for what it is----trash.