Blimp deflator: Letting out the gas

Lesson time at the Bush-Blair Library

Posted in new zealand by Blimp deflator on April 30, 2013

GCSB saga
The GCSB is the (New Zealand) Government Communica-
tions Security Bureau, which has recently been accused of spying illegally on New Zealanders. The cartoon is from the Manawatu Standard of April 17, 2013.

We’ve got growing poverty . . . without a ‘black’ government

Posted in new zealand, south africa by Blimp deflator on September 11, 2012

PutinHitsBack
So why, in the case of South Africa, do we focus on the color of the government, and imply that this is respon-
sible for the country’s “eco-
nomic apart-
heid”. The car-
toon is from the Manawatu Standard of September 10, 2012.

The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.

Questions remain about suspicious Israelis

Posted in israel, new zealand by Blimp deflator on July 21, 2011

Questions remain about suspicious Israelis
Article from the Manawatu Standard of July21, 2011.

Intrepid John Key arrives in Kabul

Posted in new zealand by Blimp deflator on May 4, 2010

Intrepid John Key arrives in Kabul
This is the main picture on the front page of today’s Dominion Post. The kicker to the caption reads, “In the firing line”. Whew! You can almost hear the bullets whistling overhead. Just as well our heroic PM had the foresight to don a flak jacket.

In the story under the picture, headlined “Key makes secret visit to war zone”, the intrepid John Key is quoted as saying, “This is a dangerous place and I am asking New Zealanders to come here and represent New Zealand but, ultimately in doing that, to put their own lives on the line and I am not prepared to send people to a destination I am not prepared to come myself”.

Not exactly an elegant sentence.

Indigenous Rights Declaration: ‘One of best hollow gestures’

Posted in new zealand by Blimp deflator on April 29, 2010

Indigenous Rights Declaration: 'One of best hollow gestures'
Tom Scott’s cartoon from The Dominion Post of April 23, 2010, shows New Zealand Prime Minister John Key (left) and Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples.

Israel-New Zealand holiday exchange scheme

Posted in uncategorized by Blimp deflator on March 5, 2010

Israel-New Zealand holiday exchange scheme
Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard, March 4, 2010. “Key” is Prime Minister John Key (who is Jewish, and unlikely to express such sentiments) and “Murray” is Murray McCully, minister for sport and recreation.