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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Crark - paging Heren Crark...

Here at Sir Humphrey's we care so much about Helen Clark and her army of incompetent minions we've decided to take a little trip down memory lane.

Note: Part 2 is now up.

Please feel free to correct any factual inaccuracies in the comments.

Christine Rankin - former boss of Work and Income New Zealand.
  • Not re-employed as chief of WINZ after she spent $165,000 flying WINZ staff to a luxury resort and endured criticisms of her sexual nature from Labour Party MP's and appointees.
  • A report later leaked said over the course her employment Rankin had taken WINZ from missing more than half its management performance objectives to meeting orexceeding all of them.
  • Attacked by male Labour MP’s for her dress-sense and excessive cleavage visibility.
  • Steve Maharey told her: “Until you’d met me you led a life of blameless excellence”
  • Mark Prebble, the head of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, said: "I was sitting to her side ... and every time she moved I found that I was having to see an embarrassingly large amount of breast exposed. I didn't like it."

Ross Armstrong - former Chairman of NZ Post and TVNZ.
  • Fired for claiming he had an inside-line to Helen Clark.

Helen Clark
- Prime Minister of New Zealand.
  • Found guilty of fraudulently signing artworks painted by another person (that's her real signature).
  • Never charged.
  • Remains Prime Minister.

Dover Samuels - Labour Party MP.
  • Fired from his Maori Affairs portfolio for hiding a conviction.
  • Pissed in the corridor of an Auckland hotel (reason: unconfirmed).

Ruth Dyson - Minister of ACC.
  • Removed from her ACC portfolio after being caught and convicted of driving while under the influence.
  • Later re-appointed as Minister of ACC, one of the largest funders of the Government's anti-drink driving campaign.

Peter Doone - former Police Commissioner
  • Resigned after series of incorrect articles in the Sunday Star Times suggested he intimidated a rookie Police Officer into not breath-testing his partner Robyn Johnston.
  • The official Police Complaints Authority Report concluded on the information available to it neither Doone nor his partner were intoxicated nor had Doone directly interfered in the rookie Police Officers job.
  • Unbeknownst to Doone, the origin of the incorrect articles was Prime Minister Helen Clark, whom had read the PCA Report before talking to the SST.

Tariana Turia - MP and co-leader of the Maori Party
  • Disagreed with Helen Clark over the Labour Party's Foreshore and Seabed Act.
  • Resigned from the Labour Party after Clark made her lie down on the backseat of Clark's official car to avoid the media.
  • Later formed the Maori Party which will take at least several of the Maori seats from Labour in the coming election.

Shrek - the sheep
  • Clark avoided meeting with Tariana Turia's anti-Foreshore and Seabed Bill 20,000-strong hikoi once it reached Wellington, preferring instead to be interviewed with newly-shorn Shrek the Sheep.
  • Clark described the hikoi marchers as "haters and wreckers".

John Tamihere - Labour Party MP.
  • Fired from the Maori Affairs portfolio because of unpaid tax issues associated with the Waipeireira Trust [sp?]
  • Later decided to have drinkies with a right-wing journalist, revealing amongst other things that Clark can't handle emotional situations and the Labour Party is controlled by childless academics with nothing better to do than plot all day.
  • Still an MP, but for his transgressions was removed from the Labour Party list and likely to lose his electorate seat to the Maori Party.

Rongo Wetere - CEO of Te Wananga o Aotearoa
  • In just two years Rongo grew Te Wananga's Government subsidies to $250 million by offering dodgy sub-tertiary courses often accompanied by 'incentives' unrelated to the area of study.
  • Rongo achieved this despite Steve Maharey's newly created and expensive Tertiary Education Commission, which was designed to "oversee" the tertiary sector.
  • Accused of nepotism and various dodgy dealings at Te Wananga.
  • Effectively removed from his position when the Goverment appointed a statutory manager.
  • The final report into what exactly went on at Te Wananga may not be released before the election.

General Maurice "Shredder" Dodson - former Chief of the NZ Army
  • Shredded NZ Army documents showing the previous Army head initiated a PR campaign in 1997 to switch Government funding from the Air Force to the Army.
  • Himself lead a faction of NZ Army officers intent on capturing a larger slice of defense funding from the Air Force and Navy.
  • Examined confidential Army records on NZ First MP Ron Mark looking for dirt in an attempt at silencing Mark's criticisms of the Army and Ministry of Defense.
  • Convinced Labour to fund the $650 million LAV programme by ditching the Air Force's combat squadrons.
  • Played Defense Minister Mark Burton and Cabinet like a violin.

Phil Goff - Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Visited Yasser Arafat in his Ramallah compound during the 'Intifada', a terrorist campaign against Israel directed by then PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat.
  • Allowed himself to be photographed shaking hands with Arafat and later holding hands with Arafat.
  • Arafat founded Al Fatah, and was leader of the PLO since the late 1960's. He's also associated with the Black September group which kidnapped and murdered Jewish sportspeople at the Munich Olympics. (good luck finding an honest biography of this terrorist on the Internet).

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 9/11/2005 07:51:00 am


Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Adolf - we're going to be lucky if we survive this week unassassinated (new word!)

9/11/2005 07:59:00 am  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

I'll put questios here: Who was the National-appointed head of TVNZ replaced by Labour?

What was proven after Corngate?

9/11/2005 08:10:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sheep looks better in the second shot. I don't think the black t-shirt does much for it.

9/11/2005 09:02:00 am  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Ahhh very good anonymous. I was just about to ask "the sheep was wearing a tshirt?".

9/11/2005 09:05:00 am  
Blogger vanzyl said...

Al has any of you had any replies from journos you sent the doonegate stuff to? (Sorry I click anonymous before hate that)

9/11/2005 09:21:00 am  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Nope. Maybe they're all on holiday or something.

9/11/2005 09:24:00 am  
Blogger vanzyl said...

The only way is to turn the journalists into the news then, We just start firing off emails to newspapers, blogs, and radio stations. Keep calling talk back and push this work. Once you start talking it up on radio you actually force the papers hand.

9/11/2005 09:29:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you guys going to include Dyson, Dalziel and the biased speaker Wilson in your gallery?

9/11/2005 09:32:00 am  
Blogger vanzyl said...

I have also started to send copies of emails that have sent to the newspaper, to australian and brittish news organisations with a cover note that local journos fail to follow these leads up because of bias. I then cc the second email back to the NZ journo. If the story does not run and if there is a change of government, the NZ journo becomes a likely news story. Not great for credibility.

9/11/2005 09:34:00 am  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Lindsay - we already have Dyson. She's a special case isn't she - a convicted drunk driver appointed to run ACC while Doone is forced to resign even though he wasn't drunk! Howaboutthat!

You could submit some bullet points about Wilson and Dalziel.

I'm presently writing about Shredder Dodson and the sale of the Air Force to fund the LAV3's.

9/11/2005 09:46:00 am  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Vanzyl - excellent idea! I emailed Jonathan Milne this morning after he wrote a column saying Clark's integrity had yet to be questioned. hahahahahaha.

9/11/2005 09:49:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post. Wel done. Perhaps you people could start a newspaper or something?

9/11/2005 10:03:00 am  
Blogger vanzyl said...

Good Job, the thing is to provide them with links...infer we do our research...have you? And we are showing everybody else that you have not.

There is nothing a journo hates more than to be proven to be biased.

9/11/2005 10:06:00 am  
Blogger Unknown said...

Interesting to note that yesterday on Marae Tariana Turia compared being in the Labour Caucus to being in prison!!

9/11/2005 10:17:00 am  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Can someone please summarise Corngate? I never followed it when it happened and I don't have time to do my own research now.

9/11/2005 10:22:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot about Dover sleeping with his step-daughter

9/11/2005 11:33:00 am  
Blogger Whaleoil said...

Where is your Hawkins file?

9/11/2005 11:37:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


A couple of quick ones of the top of my head points about a few people.


Told lies when Minister of Immigration then was sacked by a Prime Minister who was a bigger liar than herself!

Margaret Wilson:

1. Passed a whole raft of idiotic business and labour relations law through the Parliament that showed she had no understanding of 21st century NZ and what sensible law is needed to enable NZ business to thrive in a ultra competitive world economy.

2. As Speaker of the House made a whole raft of rulings that protected her Labour comrades from having to answer question properly and not taking the appropriate action over Labour's dodgy funding methods using taxpayer funds.


Spent circa $30,000 in taxi fares in one year all at the taxpayers expense.

Didn't he try to get on the pension when made High Commissioner
to the UK?

Basically spent a greater part of his public life sponging off the taxpayer (classic socialist).

9/11/2005 11:47:00 am  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

gotta go for a while. will add more early this evening.

and surely someone knows a bit about corngate!

9/11/2005 12:35:00 pm  
Blogger Graeme Edgeler said...

Correcting innacuracies:

"Found guilty of fraudulently signing artworks painted by another person... Never charged."

Perhaps this is more of a correcting inconsistencies - the two are mutually exclusive. Helen Clark has not been found guilty of anything.

9/11/2005 02:16:00 pm  
Blogger JamesP said...

They are only mutualy exclusive in the strict legal definition of the word guilty. However, that is not the primary definition of the word and thus you are guilty of splitting hairs.

9/11/2005 02:47:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your gallery could be developed into a useful pamphlett. Now I wonder if the E.B.s would be interested in doing the rest.

9/11/2005 04:48:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Graeme - she was effectively found guilty by the Police investigation. It's not my fault if they chose not to charge her - they could have.

9/11/2005 07:05:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Intifada was "a terrorist campaign against Israel", why do we celebrate those guys in occupied countries who carried out "terrorist campaigns" directed against Germany and Japan in WW2? Goff met Arafat because he was the leader of the Palestinians at the time, just like govt ministers meet other unpleasant dictators because it's their job. The fact that the Palestinians were fighting the illegal occupation of their country by a foreign power at the time doesn't really enter into it, unless you want to credit Goff with some personal bravery for entering a war zone (and I'd prefer not to, because he's such a wanker).

9/11/2005 07:14:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

1) Israel was attacked by neighbouring Arab countries and Palestinian arab militias when they declared Israel in 47, as allowed by the United Nations. When the arabs lost that war, Israel kept some of the land it captured.
2) Israel was attacked by neighbouring Arab countries and Palestinian arab militias in 1967. When the arabs lost that war, Israel kept some of the land it captured.
3) Israel is the defender and the arab countries and palestinians are the aggressors. Not only that, but every single Arab government is undemocratic and corrupt.
4) Describing the Allies in WW2 as terrorists doesn't really say much for your ability to argue the point. Just like the Jews in Israel nowadays, the Allies were fighting for their survival.
5) The Israeli's know very well they are surrounded by racist Arabs who wish to wipe them all out.

9/11/2005 07:25:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My point was that resistance movements in WW2 were not terrorist movements. The use of non-uniformed partisans to fight an illegal occupation of your country is pretty much by definition not a terrorist campaign. Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza strip since 1967 is illegal and the Palestinians are entitled to fight it. Once Israel's dismantled its settlements and withdrawn beyond the Green Line, then they can call any further attacks by Palestinians "terrorism". Israel isn't the little guy any more - their military is the most powerful in the Middle East by a very long way and they're the only nuclear power. What the Arabs would like to do to them is simply no longer relevant.

9/11/2005 08:10:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Resistance movements in WW2 didn't go out of their way to butcher kids at night clubs.

I'm not interested in this thread becoming yet another examination of a leftwinger apologising for fascists who wish to annhiliate the Jews.

Go elsewhere.

9/11/2005 08:16:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, then let me restrict it to saying that your point about Goff describes an unremarkable everyday activity of a Foreign Minister, and is therefore unworthy of inclusion in the post.

9/11/2005 09:09:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

al: I have no problems with the substance of 1,4, & 5 but am surprised by your statement in 2. Israel launched the first strike in the 1967 war when they attacked the Egyptian Air Force. I have never read any credible information suggesting that Israel was attacked first.

"Not only that, but every single Arab government is undemocratic and corrupt."

Relevance? If they were democractic and not corrupt and acting in the same way you state they were would that make it better.

I am also surprised by your continued focus on Goff meeting Arafat. At that time Arafat was the leader of the Palestinians, I don't get what is the problem with meeting with Arafat. I am no fan of Arafat, but they are horrible dictators around the world and just because we don't like them it doesn't mean we should meet with them. I expect this kind of crap from Keith Locke, but not from you.

9/11/2005 09:24:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About Dover in that hotel corridor, he wasn't wearing his ten gallon hat that night, apparently it was straw-boater.

9/11/2005 10:27:00 pm  
Blogger JamesP said...

It takes a pretty narrow reading of history to lay the blame of the Six Day war at the feet of the Israelis. Sure they launched a premptive strike but only in the face of serious provocation. The remilitarization of the Sinai and the blockade of Israeli ports by Egypt were both in violation of UN resolutions and could have been causus belli in themselves. However, the final straw was the military alliance between Egypt, Syria, and Jordan coupled with their obvious preparations for war. Some people argue that Israel should have waited for the three way sucker punch but I suspect their opinions might be different if it was [insert your country here] instead of those evil Joooos. Even after the fighting against Egypt and Syria started Jordan could have sat out but, like Mussolini in WWII, they got greedy, joined the war on the wrong side, and got their asses handed to them.

9/11/2005 11:01:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Meant Yom Kippur not six days war. The Six day war was of course launched after Nasser massed troops in the Sinai.

Arafat was a corrupt anti-democratic mass-murderer who used force to maintain power and steal wealth from Palestinian Arabs and UN donor countries. Far from freeing the Palestinian people, (the Egyptian born!) Arafat spent his life dedicated to the pan-Arab nationalist cause which closely resembles Nazism in its obsession with male chauvinism, blatant anti-semitism, dislike for democratically elected representation, fetish for militaristic clothing and lifestyles, and of course that Fascist ability to rationalise any sort of violence to achieve their political goals.

Goff went out of his way to visit Arafat in Ramallah and show him public support while rejecting Israel.

That says alot about Goff and, in fact, you guys.


9/11/2005 11:01:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Well said James. It's been about half a decade since i read a good military account of the Six Day War, and to be honest I'm focussed on other topics much closer to New Zealand.

9/11/2005 11:05:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goff held hands with Arafat, Rumsfeld shook hands with Saddam.

and "Not only that, but every single Arab government is undemocratic and corrupt."

So Iraq is undemocratic and corrupt. Oh well.

9/12/2005 08:15:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iraq WAS undemocratic and corrupt. I am struggling to come up with one Arab government that is democratic? Anyone wish to educate me on that?

9/12/2005 03:08:00 pm  
Blogger JamesP said...

Turkey is is a democracy and probably the best of a bad bunch (so long as they keep the religious nut jobs from power).

9/12/2005 03:36:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Turks aren't arabs, and the Turk military ensures democratic elections don't lead to an Islamic state.

Some Arab states are now being forced by the US to implement democratic elections. The smaller Gulf states are probably the best examples. Kuwait maybe?

The Egyptian elections were a farce.

9/12/2005 03:40:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kuwait is a dictatorship.

9/12/2005 08:53:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Real Yasser Arafat
Below is an honest biography of the terrorist Arafat


It is often said that the truth is one of the first casualties of war. This is certainly the case with regard to recently deceased Palestinian Authority chairman, Yasser Arafat.

Arafat once declared Jerusalem his birthplace: "This is my city . this is where I was born." But he was not born in Jerusalem. Nor, as some of his comrades have claimed, was he born in the Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza; but in Cairo, Egypt, in 1929.

Arafat presents himself to the world as a victim of Zionism who only took up arms because he lost his home and worldly goods when the Israeli state was created. While it is true that his parents came from Palestine, it is important to note that they were not "refugees" or "exiles." They had simply moved to Egypt in the mid-1920s, more than two decades before the state of Israel came into being in 1948.

Arafat then lived in Cairo until age 28 and identified as an Egyptian. He first became involved in radical politics in 1951 while a student at Egypt's Fuad University, working as a student organizer for the Marxist-Leninist Moslem Brotherhood.

One of the goals of the Brotherhood was to infiltrate the Islamic fundamentalist movement, in order to spread among Arabs the Soviet propaganda claim that Israel was an outpost of US imperialism. This would destabilise the Middle East, aid anti-American regimes into power, and build up Soviet influence in the region.

In 1956 Arafat, along with fellow Marxist-Leninists Salah Khalef and Khalil al-Wazir, attended the Soviet-run Prague World Festival of Youth where they formed the nucleus of the terrorist Al Fatah. This radical cell would later become the core of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO).

Arafat first came to public prominence in the West after the 1967 Arab-Israel war, with the help of the Soviets and their media stooges. He was one of the organisers of a 1972 conference held at the Baddawi refugee camp in Lebanon that established what international terrorism expert Yossef Bodansky refers to in his book Target America as "an alliance of progressive movements and terrorist organizations." Besides the PLO, this would include terrorist cells from Europe and the Third World.

This conference institutionalized international left-wing terrorism directed from the Kremlin, intended to undermine Israel and the West and lead to socialist victory.

The makers of the US documentary "The Russian Connection" interviewed several PLO members and were told that in the 1970s, no terrorist attack on Israel would occur without first being cleared with the Soviets. The PLO itself boasted of Arafat's regular weekly meetings with Soviet Ambassador Alexander Soldatov. The Soviets, according to the documentary, supported the PLO with arms, training, planning and propaganda.

These planned attacks were not military actions, but the killing of innocent civilians. They continue to this day in the wave of cowardly suicide bombings splashed across newspapers all over the world. The strategy is that Israel can be defeated and destroyed by the terrorist murder of as many Jewish men, women and children as possible.

In his ongoing use of terrorism, Yasser Arafat continues to employ political methods learned from his Soviet masters, displaying a consummate mastery of the Marxist-Leninist tactic of "dialectical materialism."

For Marxist-Leninists, as Mao Tse-Tung puts it, "There is nothing in this world but matter in motion." The material world is made up of a thesis (the status quo) and an antithesis (the change agent, or revolutionary). Out of the clash between these two opposites, a new socialist society will one day be born.

In an operational sense, the revolutionary rolls back the status quo wherever possible and gives ground wherever the status quo holds firm. Hence, the dialectic is best understood in terms of the analogy of a hammer hammering in a nail. The hammer smashes down onto the nail, driving it further into the wood. At that point the force is expended and no further progress towards the goal is possible. The hammer then draws back and re-gathers its force before smashing down again. Marxist-Leninists therefore view any retreat or concession as merely temporary and tactical.

The Palestinian Arab leadership employs the dialectical tactic of "peace" and/or violence, often offering both at the same time, at strategically advantageous points on the road to its ultimate goal of destroying the Israeli state.

What are the roots of the Arab-Israeli conflict? Within hours of the historic 1948 United Nations decision to create a Jewish state, Israel was attacked without warning by six Arab nations promising to complete Hitler's work. Despite repeated assurances from Jewish leaders that all non-combatants would remain unmolested, many Palestinian Arabs then fled to refugee camps in Lebanon and the Gaza strip, at that time part of Egypt.

They expected to return to their homes in a few days once the Arabs armies were victorious. But the unthinkable happened. The Jews won. Ever since that time, the Palestinian Arab leaders have kept their people trapped in squalid refugee camps as a political weapon.

This demonstrates Yasser Arafat's mastery of another Marxist-Leninist political tactic, "The National Question." Based on the works of Lenin, Marxist-Leninists have for decades encouraged the independence aspirations of indigenous peoples and minority groups to bring about the overthrow of the existing social order, and eventual socialist control.

Arafat's Soviet instructors soon helped him to see that world opinion could be mobilised behind his cause if the refugees became "Palestinians" rather than Arabs. By becoming "Palestinians," the Arabs succeeded in turning the Arab-Israeli conflict from a war of annihilation against the Jews into a struggle of dispossessed natives against colonialist invaders.

On all the evidence, Yasser Arafat is no Palestinian nationalist. He is a professional Soviet-trained revolutionary who has hooked into a group of people with a grievance and seamlessly shaped them into a political force in the pursuit of his socialist nightmares.

While the Soviet Union and its Evil Empire has imploded and Moscow is no longer the epicenter for world socialist domination, the political strategies set in motion by the Soviets decades ago continue to find expression in the present-day Arab-Israeli conflict.

The barrier to co-existence between Israelis and Palestinian Arabs, most of whom want peace and economic prosperity, is a Palestinian Arab leadership wedded to Marxist-Leninist ideology and endorsed in its hatred, division and violence by leftist Western intellectuals who have bought their spin.

9/13/2005 04:21:00 pm  

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