Showing posts with label The Standard Blog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Standard Blog. Show all posts

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Leaker linked to Labour Party

After Whaleoil and Kiwiblog initially broke the story of who the leaker of "secret tapes" to Duncan Garner was, Granny Herald finally gets n the case.


That of course is the real story here because the contents of the tapes have not amounted to more than a hill of beans and have mostly bitten Labour on the backside.

The individual who made and leaked the tapes to Duncan "Dunkin Donut" Garner is Kees Keizer (real name?) and he was found to have links with the taxpayer funded Labour Party Blog, The Standard, although the Herald reported that Keizer said he wasn't a member of the Labour Party but was identified by Cameron Slater as being a member of Young Labour, the radical shit stirring wing of the mother party.

He said while he had friends and connections in the Labour, including those on the Labour-affiliated website The Standard, he also had friends in National too.

The Standard is the website where a blogger calling himself Batman posted about John Key's supposed links H-Fee. That blogger is believed to be a senior official, most likely party president Mike Williams, although he has denied it was him. more

Previous denials by Labour Party officials at The Standard that they had been involved in either of the two leaks have now been blown apart and the true purpose of the blog is very clear.

Denials by Keizer that he has connections to the Labour Party and that he is merely a free political spirit wandering in the breeze defy the facts of the matter.

Keizer has been duplicitous and secretive and there have also been questions over the tapes validity.

They have been heavily edited by Kiezer and we all know when that is done conversations can become meaningless and in this case highly suspect.

It is just more of the same gutter politics from the left.


c Political Animal 2008






Thursday, October 30, 2008

Labour's blog follows leader's line

The Labour Party Blog, The Standard, is following Helen Clark's line of, where there is smoke there is fire even though he has been cleared of any wrongdoing:

As so often with Key, we are left asking the same question: ‘if he has nothing to hide, why all the lies?’

They were also in possession of the same information that Mike Williams and the Labour party research unit had dug up on Key over the last few years, and of course they would because those running this blog are a key part of Labour's dirt digging. 

"...we had material anonymously emailed to us that gave the background to the H-fee and included a series of posts outlining the issue..."

Those running the blog are either directly connected to Labour Party hierarchy or are employed in various government departments that trawl for dirt on opposition parties.

The line followed by The Standard includes references to how "complicated" the whole H-fee scandal is and of course that must mean:

"...he clearly knows more than he led us to believe..."

This is the same implication that Helen Clark puts on the whole baseless saga.

The latest revelation on the Labour mud flinging is that Clark knew about Mike William's dirt digging. She yesterday denied any knowledge.

Another lie.

Just more lies, hoping something will stick.

If this has what politics has got to we are all in big trouble.





c Political Animal 2008




Thursday, October 9, 2008

Labour gets dirty, again

Labour seem to be trying to stop leaks with their restrictions on shower time and water use for Kiwis coming in February but they have today leaked more pointless stuff from Labour Party plants at a National Party conference held a few months back.

In the midst of a very bad week for Labour, the country is deep in debt and a Michael Cullen managed recession, with National's tax cuts gaining good public traction, Labour slip out some more dirt collected by one of their Labour Party insiders at The Standard, Labour's Blog site.

“Winning is everything my man,” he said in the tape. 
TV3.co.nz  , Bill English

Hardly earth shattering stuff.

The true colours of the Labour Party certainly shine when their backs are up against the wall but if the best they can do is leak mild stuff like this to a lap dog left wing media(the hopeless Duncan Garner)then they need to dig deeper and I'm sure they will.

Labours pointless muck raking says more about them than National.

It is desperate stuff from a party that will clearly try anything to win.


Related reading

Labour Party Blog - Labour's TV3 affiliated story on the leak


Political Animal 2008


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Labour Party Blog's convenient lies

The left is screaming foul at the latest polls that show the National Party maintaining a trend of leading Labour by a large margin for more than a year. 


What is clear from the large range of political polls taken is that Kiwis want a change and they want it in large numbers. 

According to the taxpayer funded Labour Party Blog, The Standard though, you could be forgiven for thinking the writers at the blog might be from a different planet or at the very least they are on p.

They blame Labours routing in the polls on everything but the untruthfulness and lies of their leader , the meddling social policy and poor economic management by Michael Cullen:

"But even this is not the full story. The methodology of this and every other phone poll has problems apart from the short survey period. It relies on land lines.."


The Standard Blog blames the lag in positive Labour polling on the fact that polls apparently use land lines.

The bit that they don't empathize, and they clearly should, is the fact that this poll has the same methodology for every party so it favours no one party over another.

They also blame a "short survey period" for polls, as if that in itself is significant at all. It simply isn't.

The left are rabid, desperate, dirty, on the run from the truth and will do and say anything to retain the purse strings to your pocket.

Polls are not necessarily deadly accurate in themselves or in isolation but what is significant is the trend in polling. The fact is that the trend for National has been a large lead over Labour for more than a year and that is what is causing the vitriol from the likes of the Labour Party blog The Standard and other leftists money grabbers.

c Political Animal 2008


Friday, September 12, 2008

Labour Party Blog gets a wedgie

The Labour Party Blog, The Standard, has got its panties caught in their crack because their Prime Minister Helen Clarks official Election announcement was leaked by them yesterday, in conjunction with an advertising campaign by them, to push a Labour re-election and then scooped by this blog yesterday at 4.45 pm. 


I then opened the leak further on NewstalkZB on Danny Watson's show to hundreds of thousands of listeners at 12.15pm this afternoon. 

Helen Clark of course made her announcement at 12.50 after a long winded political diatribe that started at 12.30 and curiously kept mentioning the word "honesty" -such a lonely word, as Billy Joel often says.

Apparently other blogs have been accurately guessing the date as well and Kiwiblog apparently picked the date back in September.

Hopefully The Standard is disclosing its spend on its advertising for the Labour Party and they wont break their own Electoral Finance Act, again.

Incidentally I picked Nov 15 over a year ago.

c Political Animal 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labour Party Blog gets a news bypass

While very serious issues of honesty and accountability surround Winston Peters and his boss Ms Clark, it might be interesting to see what blogs of all flavours are talking about.

Lets start with the Labour Party affiliated and funded blog The Standard.

It has its crotchless knickers in a twist over Key making a reference to Barry Obama, a meeting between Lord Ashcroft and John Key-both clear made up "news" and the new National Party billboards.

From The Standard:

Dissection

OK, so there are limitless ways to mock the Nat’s ‘WW2 bombers flying to Chile’ billboard (send us yours to add to these ones) but I want to quickly examine it seriously as a piece of political argument. Continue reading ‘Dissection’


Every other blog is commenting on the only story in politics-the Winston/Clark/Glenn Payola scandal:

From Whaleoil:

A suggestion for the SFO

As the Serious Fraud Office has now moved on obtained documents regarding the alleged corruption of Winston Raymond Peters, 63, List MP of no fixed abode it begs the question as to what else there may be out there.

While the previously secret video clip questions Suminovich’s credibility I’m not sure it is the smoking gun it was touted to be against Peters.


We know what Winnie is up to at his girlfriend's house in Herne Bay-blogging

Winston Says Blog

…climate change is bigger than petty politics……


“We believe that an emissions trading system is the sensible approach for New Zealand to take in response to the huge challenge of climate change.”

Who said that?

I’ll tell you – it was the National Party’s Nick Smith at the end of 2007 talking on the Climate Change Bill. Smith went on to say, “We now welcome the fact that there is consensus between the major parties that an Emissions Trading System, covering all sectors and all gases, is the right way forward.”

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labour Party Blog echoes its leaders sentiments

The Labour Party's direct mouthpiece on the Internet, the Labour Party funded The Standard Blog is doing a Helen Clark-she refused to speak over the weekend. It is discussing everything but the Glenn/Peters/Clark payola scandal because even "Steve Pierson" who wrote this, cant spin the news story of last week and at least another couple of weeks, in Labour's favour.

I’m not going to spend a lot of time on Peters because its not the kind of issue that affects Kiwis lives (its messy but its not like secretly planning to sell public assets). I’d rather use my post-writing time taking a deeper look at the findings of the Social Report. But…

What else are the girls at The Standard talking about instead of THE most important political crises since Muldoon got pissed and called an early election in 1984?

John Key on Facebook-or my Facebook is bigger than yours

After I was part of the ‘Great NZ Sell-off’ skit protest outside the National Party conference at the start of the month, I did a wee interview with a journo from NewstalkZB and he, knowing I’ve got something to do with this interweb thing, asked ‘what do you think of the fact that John Key’s Facebook page has twice as many supporters as Helen Clark’s?’

Morris Williamson's sensible ideas on road funding from a week ago-Labour will toll and has already passed legislation to allow local politicians to charge 5c a litre on your gas. Extra taxes for your Holden will also be on the cards under Labour.

John Key tells us that National hasn’t decided yet what it would spend its extra borrowing on, what projects would be PPPs, what roads would be tolled under National.

Labours List-buried by the Glenn/Peters/Clark scandal, I think the author meant to write "our" instead of "their".

Comment soon but for now here’s their full list (PDF link).

A deluge of Australians moving to New Zealand-What?

We’re used to hearing opposition parties talk about people rushing to Australia. But let’s remember we’re attractive to Australia too

The Social Policy Report-A self-congratulatory Labour prepared report on how much Labour have helped the proletariat.

These things do not just happen and they are not just the actions of ‘evil’ people who deserve punishment; they are social phenomena linked to the health of a society.

Homosexuals in New Zealand-The fascination by Labour for everything but Mum Dad and the kids. Apparently one cant have a different opinion if you are not a Homosexual and if you do you are somehow a "gay hater".

Youtube Video

Dancing around the subject is not my style. I like to face up to my accusers. It is something that one does when one doesn't have anything to hide. One can have respect for an individual, even if they have committed a heinous act, if they simply front up and tell the truth.

You have to ask yourself then if you are being truthful about getting donations from wealthy business people or having timing and disclosure issues over when you heard something then if you were telling the truth you would front up with the goods.

Our Prime Minister, Ms Clark, hasn't been up front yet and there have been questions over her honesty, again, and Winston Peters has clearly been caught out lying through his back teeth.

The Labour Party Blog, The Standard is echoing its Prime Minister's prevarication on the truth, stalling tactics, bluster and spin.

Meanwhile today, back on the main news story of the past week and probably this one and longer, Helen Clark may be called before the Privileges Committee to give her evidence that she knew about the Owen Glenn donation in February and kept it secret until last week.

Interesting that a Lawyer that works close with the Government on Government legal contracts, May Chen, said yesterday on Agenda that those with hearsay evidence-Helen Clark and Owen Glenn-should be before the Privileges Committee, so they can see witnesses' "demeanor".

Chen dismissed having Clark as an in-person witness but mentioned that Owen Glenn in the same capacity was crucial for hearsay evidence.

Funny that Clark spun that same line this morning on the Paul Holmes show and quoted May Chen and the Agenda programme.

It really is a small world.


c Political Animal 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Deep Throat 2: The devil in the detail

In the light of the obvious connections between the Labour Party and the Blog The Standard, and their connection to the bugging of the National Party conference last week, I thought I would do some googling and see what I came up with.


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You would have to be Linda Lovelace
to
swallow the denial by The Standard
Blog and their connections to the Labour
Party.


There is of course some garbage written about the connections between The Labour Party and The Standard so I will just note the credible ones and their sources. There seems to be a long shameful history exposing clear links between Labour and The Standard.

From Lynn Prentice, a tech head from The Standard:

Because it is voluntary, it takes donations to help run the site. In this case a donated block of static IP’s pointing to a server cluster. In this case I think that the IP’s were donated to the NZLP, who donated them to help our blog. The volume of traffic was growing fast enough that we needed to move to a more distributed cluster than the origional test site.

Lynn admits herself, in her own blog, that the Labour party "donated" some "IPs" or server space.

Some of the websites hosted on this server are(From Kiwiblog):

1) bgo.wallmannsberger.com
2) civilunions.org.nz
3) cunliffe.org.nz
4) herodebate.org.nz
5) rainbowlabour.org.nz
6) thestandard.org.nz
7) timbarnett.org.nz
8) tonymilne.org.nz
9) wallmannsberger.com
10) younglabour.org.nz


According to KiwiBlog The Standard is hosted on server space purchased by the Labour party:

www.thestandard.org.nz is hosted on a server at 202.74.226.119

A WHOIS on that IP address gives us:

inetnum: 202.74.226.112 - 202.74.226.127
netname: LABOURPARTY1-2DAY-NZ
descr: New Zealand Labour Party
country: NZ

Oh dear.

It appears their server is hosted on an IP block purchased by THE NZ LABOUR PARTY from 2Day. Personally I’d find it incredibly unlikely for Labour to pay to put up a “blog” with comments from what would appear to be professional comms people (”spindoctors” posting propaganda) without said comms people also being paid by Labour, or perhaps one of their Labour-affiliated member unions.

Then the two visits from a Labour Party person to this site, from parliament and linked through The Standard shortly after management on that blog had visited Political Animal to read articles written about Labour's links to the National Party bugging:

6th August 2008

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pspc18-241.parliament.govt.nz (202.22.18.241) [Label IP Address]
darrenrickard.blogspot.com/2008/08/sub-standard-political-attack-backfires.html
darrenrickard.blogspot.com/2008/08/who-is-deep-throat.html
www.thestandard.org.nz/?p=2685


8th August 2008


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darrenrickard.blogspot.com/2008/08/acc-staff-spending-on-day-spas-and.html
darrenrickard.blogspot.com/2008/08/roy-morgan-poll-1-august-2008.html
www.thestandard.org.nz/?p=2706


Management at The Standard have either been tipping off Labour Party staff and friends in Parliament or more likely Labour Party staff are posting on The Standard directly from Parliament and reading Political Animal as well. While I don't mind Labour Party drones reading my blog, it seems bizarre of management that they deny any links with them and the Labour Party considering the tip-offs, server space gifted to The Standard and admissions from The Standard that they were gifted this space.

In the light of that and The Standard's links to the National Party bugging, it would benefit all for The Standard to come out and admit their part in the espionage.


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c Political Animal 2008






More visitors from Labour HQ

Those at the Labour Party Blog, The Standard have once again passed on links to their mates at the Beehive and once again someone from the Labour Party came to check out a couple of articles.


http://jizmo.orconhosting.net.nz/b3ta/clarsimp.jpg
Was Helen Clark making an episode of
The Simpsons last Friday when the
National Party conference was bugged
or was she using a stand-in for an alibi?


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darrenrickard.blogspot.com/2008/08/roy-morgan-poll-1-august-2008.html
www.thestandard.org.nz/?p=2706


This time the visitor is from MSW, which I think is the Ministry of Social Welfare, and once again, like the Labour Party visitor from Parliament the other day, this visitor came through Labour's Blog site.

I only mention this again because the people who post at The Standard, keep claiming they have no relationship to the Labour Party but evidence of their cosy marriage, or in Labour's case un-civil union, is blatantly clear.

These are the people who also claim that even though they had two members of The Standard Blog busted outside the National Party conference last week, dressed up trying to look like National Party members, right down to rosaries on their lapels, that they were not responsible for bugging the conference and leaking secret tapes-with more to come says TV3's disgraced Duncan Garner-to Television three.

The folk at The Standard claim that the tapes were made and leaked to TV3 by a "National Insider". A comment so silly it doesnt require a reply from my good self. I mean who stands to benefit from the dirt gleaned from a setup at a drunken National Party piss up?

The Labour Party and its leader Helen Clark will clearly be implicated if the deep throat within their propaganda organ, The Standard, is exposed as the little tiddler who piddled his way into National prominence by bugging another political party.

It is clear from all this, if Labour will stoop to spying on their political opponents they will do anything to keep the reigns of power in the run up to the 2008 election.

Gag me with a spoon.

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c Political Animal 2008

Labour backs ACC rorts


The Labour Party Blog, The Standard, has today come out and supported ACC staff using taxpayer money to get face lifts and pet grooming done for themselves.

...makes great economic sense. At a cost of just 0.005% of ACC’s total salary bill the activa contribution has led to improved productivity, less sick leave and improved staff retention, leading to a more stable and effective workforce.

Now, call me a dumb ass, but how do botox injections, pet grooming, day spas, and face lifts "improve productivity", and lead to a "more stable and effective workforce"?

Clearly they don't, and the folks at The Standard who leaked the audio tape from the National Party conference last weekend, will clearly support any sort of State agency, even if it is as corrupt an inefficient as ACC clearly is, just because it is in Labour's central mantra to back these large money wasting schemes because they are State run.

Clearly another case of philosophy triumphing over common sense.

But Maryan Street's backed ACC in Parliament yesterday:

Hon MARYAN STREET: I presume it is a case of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) practising what it preaches, in that it is trying to prevent injury. I commend it for that.

The back up coming from the Labour Party Blog, The Standard, today will backfire in Labour's face as it did with Street's backing of Housing welfare staff luxuriating at a 5 star resort last year.

When will they learn that kiwis have had a gutsful.

Gag me with a spoon, before socialism does.


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c Political Animal 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Labour Loves Political Animal Blog

Should I be paranoid for speaking my mind?

Will my rubbish bin searched?

Am I going to get caught on secret tape from a Labour Party stooge connected to The Standard Blog, saying something controversial like Hello?

Is a toilet bowl cam on their list?

Are agents 2.01 and 006.5 on my tail?

Well I might be forgiven for being just a little paranoid. Since I started talking about Labour Party's Blog, The Standard yesterday, I had a visitor from the Labour Party almost straight away, checking out the interesting points that I had to make about their covert operation at the National Party Conference last weekend.

They have now been on the site for over 17 hrs:

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pspc18-241.parliament.govt.nz (202.22.18.241) [Label IP Address]
darrenrickard.blogspot.com/2008/08/sub-standard-political-attack-backfires.html
darrenrickard.blogspot.com/2008/08/who-is-deep-throat.html
www.thestandard.org.nz/?p=2685



Apart from the fact that they are wasting my taxpayer money on surfing the internet, instead of working, it is curious as to the connection between the Labour person on Political Animal all day today and those Labour Party supporters who run the Labour Party Blog, The Standard.

Even looking at hermaphrodite porn all day would be more productive than trolling my weighty opinions looking for reasons to come knocking on my door.

My readers can join the dots, I'm sure Barry Sopher, who knows the exact names of the group connected to The Standard, who did the bugging, will hold on tight to his sources. He has standards and principles.

It is a shame those connected to Labourgate clearly don't.


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Four tape leak suspects





Some of the people indirectly behind the leaking of the tapes from the National Party conference in the weekend.

The tapes were provided by individuals connected to the Standard Blog, the Labour Party's propaganda machine on the internet.


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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Political Animal gets a visit from the Labour Party

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How the staffers at the Labour Party Blog The Standard look in my imagination. They wont identify themselves, so this will have to do until they get the testicular fortitude to do so.


Although someone from Parliament or the Labour Party "rainbow youth" visits this site on the odd occasion , they were quick off the mark after the publishing of the connection between the Labour Party Blog, The Standard, and the bugging of the National Party Conference last weekend.

*Please note that the visitor from Parliament went through the Labour Party Blog to get to mine.

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darrenrickard.blogspot.com/2008/08/sub-standard-political-attack-backfires.html
darrenrickard.blogspot.com/2008/07/winston-peters-gets-donations-from-owen.html
www.thestandard.org.nz/?p=2685

The connections between The Standard and Labour are clearly in evidence here. Tipped off by a stooge at the Blog, a Labour minion visited not long after.

They spent over 2 hours here too, clearly they loved it!

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Those behind Labour's Blogsite behind Labourgate affair

Who are the people behind the taxpayer funded Labour Party Blog, The Standard who were behind the bugging of the National Party Conference in Christchurch over the weekend?

Do a whois and you find:

www.thestandard.org.nz is hosted on a server at 202.74.226.119
A WHOIS on that IP address gives us:


inetnum: 202.74.226.112 - 202.74.226.127netname:
LABOURPARTY1-2DAY-NZdescr:
New Zealand Labour Partycountry: NZ

From Kiwi Blog an incriminating email:

From: xxxxxxx xxxxxxxDate: 11 June 2008 12:24:42 PMTo: labourmembersofparliament@parliament.govt.nzCc: pm@ministers.govt.nz, mike.williams@labour.org.nz Subject: The Standard Blog

Dear all

I have a serious issue to raise with you all. It has come to my attention that two Ministerial staffers - Chris Elder and Andrew Kirton, both political employees - are blogging anonymously at the Labour-hosted, anti-John Key blog the Standard, www.thestandard.org.nz.

Given that a large number of these posts (most notably those by Chris Elder or all_your_base, a communications staffer on the ninth floor) occur during office hours, do you all believe it is appropriate that political employees are spending their time blogging anonymously? Is this approved behaviour?
Kind regards
xxxxxxx xxxxxx


This email is from a parliamentary staffer, reports KiwiBlog and also goes on to say that other posters and managers of thestandard.org.nz are either Labour party insiders, employees or union members.

The Standard claims:

We’re The Standard - a collective who saw a gap in the New Zealand political blogosphere and decided that we should have a go at filling it. We write here in our personal capacities and the opinions that are expressed on the blog are individual.

We come from a variety of backgrounds and our political views don’t always match up but it’d be fair to say that all of us share a commitment to the values and principles that underpin the broad labour movement and we hope that perspective will come through strongly as you read the blog.

They also claim that the "Labour Movement" funds them.

All bizarre claims when one considers their involvement over the bugging of the National Party conference, their connections to the Labour Party and the funding of the blog from the taxpayer.

I loath everything Labour stand for but don't support National.

My blog is free to host, I am an individual, I am funded by nobody, am a member of no political party and never have been, and unlike those at The Standard can speak freely.

They wouldn't post this blog of mine on their comments section because they don't like dissenting opinion from another point of view, unlike this site which clearly trumpets free speech.

Those connected with the bugging of the National party conference are being sneaky, slippery and don't have the balls to stand up and say who they are.

I can, they are those connected with The Standard and are knee deep in this Labourgate scandal.

You are free to comment Steve Pierson from The Standard. Be a man and admit your organistion's involvement.


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Sub-Standard political attack backfires

It has been revealed today that two members connected the Labour Party funded Blog Sub Standard were waiting outside the National Party Conference in the weekend. Dressed in National Party get ups. The president of the Young Socialists Labour Party confirmed it this morning.

It was someone connected with the Labour Party who secretly taped the conversations and then leaked them to the media.

This is the real scandal. Dirty filthy spying. There was nothing on the tapes that was secret or revealing. No big deal.

It is a new low in NZ politics to have a Watergate style attack on your political opponents.

It is the sign of a desperate, dying government, clinging onto power, in the face of a recession, crumbling public services, high crime rate and a funding scandal surrounding its major support party Winston Peters NZ First.

The bloggers on the sub-standard need to come out and reveal their involvement in this spying scandal, they know who deep throat is I’m sure.

It is going to blow up in your esteemed leaders face. Kiwis don't like the sort of underhanded sneaky behaviour like that from a Labour Party plant at the National Party conference.


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