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Todd Muller AWOL on Twitter

Todd Muller rolled Simon Bridges for leadership of the National Party on 22 May 2020. Since then, he has posted exactly once on Twitter. Our economic recovery is awaiting Cabinet getting its act together at its meeting tomorrow. NZ needs clear and coherent direction. I ask them to make their minds up - tens of thousands of jobs are on the line. — Todd Muller MP (@toddmullerBoP) June 1, 2020 Since 22 May 2020 Donald Trump has tweeted too many times to count without some sort of web scraper Pope Francis has tweeted 37 times Jacinda Ardern has tweeted 0 times (ok, Jacinda is beating Todd for being worst at twitter) Judith Collins has tweeted 63 times Simon Bridges has tweeted 3 times (and from 1 - 21 May, tweeted 47 times). Heather du Plessis-Allan told us on Friday (during her evening ZB show) that he had also declined interviews so he could get home for the weekend. Considering that Jacinda Ardern only works Monday-Thursday, you'd thin

No Church for YOU

We are currently at Level 2, whereby shops and swimming pools are open, we can go to cafes and restaurants (as long as our group is no larger than 10 people, but more than 10 can be in a cafe or restaurant) we can hop on public transport and sit next to someone we know or space away from people we don't know. However, church services for more than 10 people are not allowed. No matter the size of the building nor the spacing between congregants, church cannot be trusted the way cafe patrons and public transport users are being trusted right now. Hearing our Prime Minister justifying this the other day you'd thing church was all about 'mixing and mingling', which is what we need to avoid right now. And maybe it is for some, maybe the cups of tea and the flitting from person to person is what church is about for some after they've had their bit of prayer. But not all churches are set up this way, so it seems crazy (or is it just pure laziness?) to classify all

Virus Cases by Age (drew in deaths on Health Graph)

I drew the number of deaths in black on the graph as it seemed that just showing number of cases without deaths to be insufficient. However, even showing deaths doesn't show the full extent of the effects of the virus, as most of the cases even in the very at risk older group have recovered. It's insane for everyone to still be in lockdown with these sorts of numbers. Source New Zealand's 1494 COVID-19 cases: Locations, active cases, ages

Google News Mothers Day Headlines NOT looking good for NZ GOVT

Dangers of Social Distancing on the Roads

The other day I was out for a walk in my neighbourhood when a very dangerous occurrence of social distancing happened right in front of me. Thankfully no one was hurt, but it could have turned out very differently. Afterwards, I had to wonder about people's thought processes where avoiding me was considered more important than possibly getting hit by a bicycle and a car or maybe both. As you can see in the rough drawing above, I was walking on the left of the footpath (see red arrow heading up). Two people (dark red arrows) chose to walk around the parked car so as to avoid walking anywhere near me. While a cyclist (orange arrow) and a car (large purple arrow) came past them far more closely than would have been safe, as they were making their way around the parked car. My thoughts were, WTF??? I suppose this is a blog post therefore I should now spell out what is wrong with this, but I figure anyone reading this site is likely to get it. And that is not my way. I can&

National Party Twitter Banner Toes the Line

So much for an alternative.

Lockdown Insanity

Found the above ad on KiwiBlog just now. At first, I thought it was joke! I was absolutely, totally flabbergasted when the NZ Lockdown was announced a month ago. While the rage it triggered of the complete stupidity of it all was easily channeled into embers due to my increased life experiences. I now realise that few people can truly see the consequences of actions played out more than just what it directly in front of them. And then most of the time, not even that. So, I get it. Most people will do what they are told and not complain too much, especially when they are afraid, and people like me are few, too few to really make a difference, unless we channel our energies into doing so. However, the above ad just offends me on such a level that is triggering the rage again. Enough of a trigger to write this post, even though for years I've hardly blogged. That is all.