Right Thinking: Shizenhausen’s Law

New Zealand’s best libertarian authoritarian columnist has drafted a new bill to Get Shit Done, and now he needs an MP to adopt it as their own.

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He delivers, and how!

The old posters didn’t need much of a tweak I’m not sure about you, but I’ve been troubled for some time by the crashing silence of David Farrar regarding this government’s assaults on our basic freedoms. Farrar has been fearless in the past when it comes to championing the rights of the individual against the…

What is the thrust of their argument?

Can someone explain this GCSB business to me? Because I really I can’t see what all the fuss is about. As far as I can gather, we are meant to be outraged because our own government might be spying on us. For heaven’s sake! Isn’t it better that we have our own people spy on…

An interview with John Key

I was lucky enough yesterday to have the chance to sit down and interview the Prime Minister, John Key. Here is a transcript of our discussion. Me: Hello Prime Minister. Thank you for agreeing to talk. John Key:  That’s your opinion.Me:  Excuse me? JK:  I said that may be your opinion. But actually, I could…

An apology from the Law Society to John Key

Dear Prime Minister, It appears that we may have made a terrible mistake. We made a detailed submission outlining our concerns about your government’s plans to increase the powers of the GCSB. We expressed deep concerns about the rushed process to change the law, and about the intrusive nature of the proposed changes. We concluded…

Enquiry to enquire into enquiry

Prime Minister John Key has announced an enquiry into allegations that United Future’s Peter Dunne leaked details of Rebecca Kitteridge enquiry into the GCSB. An enquiry was called into the leak of the Kitteridge report, after the report found its way into the media. But New Zealand First leader Winston Peters this week alleged that…

Thank you for your support

Dear Mr Lim We were very pleased to read your column in the New Zealand Herald. You are absolutely right that you have nothing to fear from us. The security services exist to protect the people of New Zealand from all kinds of unsavoury types. These include Islamic terrorists, Maori extremists, cyber-criminals, and copyright infringers.The…

Some advice, please

Or maybe I should stay home and do some painting Hi readers I need your advice on something. It will only take a moment of your time, and your feedback could make all the difference. I’m thinking of going out tomorrow morning and shooting a bunch of people. When the cops catch me and charge…

GCSB leak enquiry announced

An enquiry is to be held to determine who is responsible for a leak from the offices of the GCSB. The leak has caused embarrassment and dismay within government and security circles, with one insider saying it made New Zealand look like “the village idiots of the intelligence world”. The leak occurred last week, after…