Poneke has blogged a copy of his 2004 presentation to the Sceptics Society Conference, showing that the media generally are not sceptical of “alternative medicine” claims. It is an excellent read.
Stephen Franks points out that “that” ghastly song written by his rival Grant Robertson was intended for a fund-raiser at the Beehive for the Mary Potter Hospice, and that the Hospice has got damaged by the furore with donors threatening to pull funding if the song was used at the fundraiser. It was pulled, but really how on Earth did they ever think something like that would be suitable for a charity fundraiser.
To balance things up, I’ll link to Grant Robertson responding to Stephen on the issues of midwives and maternity care. The response, missed the point to me. Women have basically lost the choice of having a GP deliver their children, as GPs have been driven out of the profession.
No Minister has this wonderful quote:
“Prince William landed his chopper in Kate Middleton’s back paddock.”
Heh Heh. Originally picked up by Iain Dale.
Whale Oil has discovered a new Helen Clark site. It gives a different message everytime. Just click reload.
The BBC has a homage of Donald Rumsfield’s best quotes.Tags: Donald Rumsfield, Grant Robertson, Helen Clark, No Minister, Poneke, Sceptics, Stephen Franks