What antisemitic Wellington City Councillor Bryan Pepperell doesn’t want you to see

Further to my earlier post, Wellington City Councillor Bryan Pepperell is an antisemitic prick, the following comments were deleted by Pepperell from his Facebook wall. It seems Councillor Pepperell is happy to express antisemitism but unwilling to face the criticism that results from it. What an arsehole.


Wellington City Councillor Bryan Pepperell is an antisemitic prick

The following is a screenshot taken from the Facebook page of long-time Wellington City Councillor Bryan Pepperell. In it, he promotes an undeniably antisemitic Youtube video created by right wing Christian antisemites.

Happily within 10 minutes the above comment was posted by someone, showing that others recognised how disgusting Pepperell’s posting was, but 32 minutes later he has yet to respond and the video is still up.

Pepperell fashions himself as somewhat of a ‘voice of the left’ on the Wellington City Council, to which he has been reelected several times. Antisemitism is clearly antithetical to everything that the left is supposed to stand for, and Pepperell is clearly promoting antisemitic ideas.

Bryan Pepperell can be found on Twitter here, on Facebook here or you can email him at bryan.pepperell@wcc.govt.nz. Why not let him know what you think of him? My thoughts are pretty clear – he’s an antisemitic arsehole.

Obama is a dickhead

US President Barack Obama says it is common sense to keep girls under the age of 17 from being able to buy a morning-after contraceptive pill off a pharmacy shelf.

Citing his own two daughters, Obama said: “I think most parents would probably feel the same way.”

Obama backs morning-after pill restrictions

What a dick.

People believe in the darndest things

This is depressing as fuck, from Stuff.co.nz:

78 per cent believe Jesus was a real person who lived 2000 years ago.

61 per cent nationally believed in “a God or universal spirit” – 72 per cent of women and 52 per cent of men.

57per cent believe in life after death.

55 per cent think some people have psychic powers such as ESP.

33 per cent believe Earth has been visited by UFOs from other planets.

24 per cent think astrology can predict people’s futures.

Paul Henry is ruining my television

The news that bigoted failed politician Paul Henry is set to host the New Zealand version of Would I Lie To You, a brilliantly funny and clever BBC panel show, makes me grumpy. It’s one of my favourite shows on tv, and that arsehole is going to fucking ruin it.

I thought he was fucking off to Australia? I was quite looking forward to never seeing him on my tv screen again…

Anyway, ignore the local version, check out the British original on Youtube, every episode is up there. Magnificent.

Richard Prosser, bigoted prick.

New MP Richard Prosser dreams of a New Zealand where compulsory military training has returned and the burqa is banned.

The Canterbury-based NZ First list MP has some controversial ideas, many of which he has voiced in his column in Investigate magazine.

He also stands by his call that New Zealand should follow France’s lead and ban the burqa – a move which had, he wrote, outraged “Muslims, leftists, commies, pinkos, the entire anti-white western civilisation brigade, along with their media toadies”.

NZ First parliament newbie won’t be shy

The return of Social Credit? He ran for them in the 2005 election, but obviously eventually realised that they’ve been all-but-dead since they split from the Alliance. Also, he has a column in Investigate. What’s next, Trevor Loudon joining the Conservative Party and being elected on their list in 2014? I fucking hope not.

Fuck the latest round of beneficiary bashing in Australia

This is so fucked up on so many levels:

Young mums in Bankstown, Wyong and Shellharbour will be among the first in Australia forced to take part in a federal government trial of 10 disadvantaged areas that will strip them of their benefits if they don’t finish Year 12.

About 11,000 teenage parents receive a parenting payment worth up to $641 a fortnight and 90 per cent of them have not completed Year 12.

Under the government’s welfare crackdown, teenage parents will be required to attend six-monthly interviews with Centrelink once their baby is six months old and, on the child’s first birthday, will have to have a plan for completion of school.

 – Teen mothers told take your HSC, go to TAFE or lose your welfare payment

Meanwhile, the new National government over this side of the Tasman is also going to be fucking up the lives of people even more in the not too distant future. Worst hit are likely to be those on the DPB and Sickness Benefits. Grr.