Oh dear

August 8th, 2013 at 2:56 pm by David Farrar

Read about One Nation candidate Stephanie Banister. She thinks:

  • Islam is a country
  • Thinks Jews worship Jesus Christ
  • Praised the National Disability Insurance Scheme as “working at the moment” even though it doesn’t start until 2016

She may be an MP in a month! Probably not though.

 

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42 Responses to “Oh dear”

  1. kowtow (7,945 comments) says:

    Clearly she’s no towering intellect ,so let’s ridicule her.

    Unlike Obama ,who is said to have a law degree from a top US university but thinks there are 57 states,that Austrians speak Austrian and who can’t really articulate without a teleprompter.And who once even said ….”my Muslim faith”.

    But the media party won’t make much of any of that because they approve of a socialist in the White House.

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  2. nasska (10,910 comments) says:

    Ye Gods….a few years back we were thinking that Sarah Palin’s lift didn’t reach the top floor!

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  3. DylanReeve (179 comments) says:

    Unlike Obama ,who is said to have a law degree from a top US university but thinks there are 57 states,that Austrians speak Austrian and who can’t really articulate without a teleprompter.And who once even said ….”my Muslim faith”.

    Seriously?

    Obama does have a law degree from said top university and was editor (and later president) of the Harvard Law Review. He clearly doesn’t think there are 57 states – he misspoke. He did mention the Austrian language. He can absolutely articulate without a teleprompter – certainly better than his immediate predecessor, and frankly criticising him for that is insane when they are ubiquitous within US politics.

    The “my Muslim faith” thing is deliberately taken out of context also, of course.

    The media made some light of all those things. But they are all entirely unimportant because they are all, at best, “gaffs” and none indicate a serious misunderstanding of the country and world in which he’s an elected leader.

    Banisters statements seem much more like genuine lack of awareness or understanding. That is concerning.

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  4. radvad (703 comments) says:

    “The media made some light of all those things. But they are all entirely unimportant because they are all, at best, “gaffs” and none indicate a serious misunderstanding of the country and world in which he’s an elected leader.”

    The examples above are only a few of Obamas “gaffes”. If Sarah Palin had said them she would have been mocked and ridiculed mercilessly by the same people who make excuses for Obama.

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  5. Griff (6,995 comments) says:

    Nasska
    In a bout of curiosity I had a quick look at El Guava’s site.
    His mindless abuse in sadly lacking in resent comments on KB.

    In amongst the windmill tilting rants of the great one and sycophantic echos of his minions.

    Was a post on the great Alaskan intellect and his belief that she is smart enough to lead the western world.

    Seems the faithful dolls back to 2psi and holding.

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  6. toad (3,672 comments) says:

    She thinks:

    Islam is a country…

    Don’t they all come from Wogistan?

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  7. leftyliberal (642 comments) says:

    @kowtow: Regarding the “my Muslim faith” thing, a snopes article should you wish to be enlightened has the full transcript.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/muslimfaith.asp

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  8. kowtow (7,945 comments) says:

    Dylan Obama Worshipper

    Editor of the Harvard Law Review who never once had a published article.Good going .

    Like so much of the rest of his background, mysterious and exotic.

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  9. kowtow (7,945 comments) says:

    Contrast how the MSM constantly mocked George W Bush to how protected the Great One is.

    Barrack Hussein ate dog in Indonesia where he was enrolled in a madrassa. How often do we hear of that,as opposed for example to the shoe throwing insult that was constantly played on our screens.

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  10. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Steph has not butchered as many Muslims as Obama and appears no less intelligent. Obama is an idiot, but his frequent gaffs are not reported, as with Bush. Because he is black [well half black].

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  11. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    It’s a bad thing that Obama ate a dog once? Seriously?

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  12. radvad (703 comments) says:

    Just in last few days Obama forgot Jill Bidens name and said Charleston and Savannah were in the Gulf of Mexico. Once again, Dubya or Palin or any righty for that matter, would be lampooned non stop for such “misspeaks”.

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  13. kowtow (7,945 comments) says:

    Obama can eat fucken Bambi for all I care.The point is the hypocritical double standard that the media refuse to hold him to.

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  14. radvad (703 comments) says:

    Milkenmild
    No. I don’t know why some people make a big deal of this.

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  15. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    radvad
    It’s probably in the nature of things to excuse the mistakes, or misstatements, of those you support and excoriate the supposed errors of those you oppose.
    There are probably a lot of reasons for Queenslanders not to vote for Stephanie Banister, but her saying Islam is a country is a handy clue to her beliefs.

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  16. Alan (1,082 comments) says:

    many muslims view dar al islam as a country in a cultural if not legal sense.

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  17. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    So you think Stephanie Banister was speaking in a deeply metaphorical sense, Alan?

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  18. leftyliberal (642 comments) says:

    It’s not a left versus right thing at all. It’s a question of level. We lampoon this particular individual as she makes so many mistakes in such a short period of time. Similarly, Palin made many mistakes in a short period of time. Obama also makes mistakes, and we should laugh just as much about them. The indicence of such mistakes, however, is considerably lower, and thus he’s ridiculed less.

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  19. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    What annoys me is the way every minor gaff by a conservative is frantically reported all around the world, while the media actively tries to hide the stuff ups of the left.

    The idea that conservatives are all redneck retards is a lefty media creation designed to discredit oposition. While I disagree with much conservative thought, this is not a fair go. Sure they may believe in god, but the left believe socialism works ! Both views lack any evidence.

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  20. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    leftyliberal, you have no idea how many mistakes Obama makes. How can you when they are not reported ?. Look it up and see for yourself, instead of parroting what the pro Obama media has told you.

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  21. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    Hey, I agree with Kea for a change. Not all conservatives are redneck retards.

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  22. Alan (1,082 comments) says:

    It’s Queensland though, what do we really expect?

    (i’m writing this in Brisbane)

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  23. hj (6,732 comments) says:

    Another air-head, Professor Paul Spoonley doyen of multiculturalism thinks Auckland becomes a better place to live as it’s population grows and that their are signifiicant agglomeration benefits. He also thinks that Manchester united is a good example of the diversity dividend as is Silicon Valley. And people listen:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00280/qa-jessica-mutch-interviews-paul-spoonley.htm

    http://publicaddress.net/system/cafe/speaker-what-diversity-dividend/?i=25#replies

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  24. hj (6,732 comments) says:

    Queensland’s biggest employer is the construction industry so One Nation would be seen as a threat (like NZ First). The Australian Greens have an open border policy.

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  25. Changeiscoming (159 comments) says:

    She is probably fully qualified to offer advice and support to people on how to extract the most benefit and welfare from the state, after years of experience. So the left would consider her to be an ideal candidate.

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  26. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    I wonder if that raises the question of where One Nation fits on the political spectrum.

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  27. hj (6,732 comments) says:

    For left-wing poo-bahs;

    When I was a Revolutionary Marxist, we were all in favour of as much immigration as possible.

    It wasn’t because we liked immigrants, but because we didn’t like Britain. We saw immigrants – from anywhere – as allies against the staid, settled, conservative society that our country still was at the end of the Sixties.

    Also, we liked to feel oh, so superior to the bewildered people – usually in the poorest parts of Britain – who found their neighbourhoods suddenly transformed into supposedly ‘vibrant communities’.

    If they dared to express the mildest objections, we called them bigots.

    Revolutionary students didn’t come from such ‘vibrant’ areas (we came, as far as I could tell, mostly from Surrey and the nicer parts of London).

    We might live in ‘vibrant’ places for a few (usually squalid) years, amid unmown lawns and overflowing dustbins.

    But we did so as irresponsible, childless transients – not as homeowners, or as parents of school-age children, or as old people hoping for a bit of serenity at the ends of their lives.

    When we graduated and began to earn serious money, we generally headed for expensive London enclaves and became extremely choosy about where our children went to school, a choice we happily denied the urban poor, the ones we sneered at as ‘racists’.

    What did we know, or care, of the great silent revolution which even then was beginning to transform the lives of the British poor?

    To us, it meant patriotism and tradition could always be derided as ‘racist’.

    And it also meant cheap servants for the rich new middle-class, for the first time since 1939, as well as cheap restaurants and – later on – cheap builders and plumbers working off the books.

    It wasn’t our wages that were depressed, or our work that was priced out of the market. Immigrants didn’t do the sort of jobs we did.
    http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2013/04/how-i-am-partly-to-blame-for-mass-immigration.html

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  28. hj (6,732 comments) says:

    mikenmild (7,007) Says:
    August 8th, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    I wonder if that raises the question of where One Nation fits on the political spectrum.
    …….
    In her case on the zealot end with Catherine Delahunty, Toad etc.

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  29. David Garrett (6,774 comments) says:

    No doubt that this is a bit cringe inducing…but then the Aussie media have always loved ridiculing One Nation…I recall when our Pauline had the courage – and I think it was – to ask someone what “xenophobia” meant…Well chaps, I can tell you from personal experience that a goodly proportion of NZ MP’s from both sides of the House wouldnt know the meaning of that word either…

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  30. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    Is xenophobia being afraid of a warrior princess?

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  31. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    mikenmild, you only have to be afraid of them if you produce the essential life blood of modern society.

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  32. wrightingright (145 comments) says:

    Wayne Allyn Root called Obama “the Ghost of Columbia University.”

    “I pointed out (as I’ve said in the media for many years now) that Obama may have been registered at Columbia, may have graduated from Columbia, but he was rarely (if ever) seen for the two years in-between. It’s a strange, mysterious and frightening story.”

    http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/ghost-of-columbia-part-ii-legendary-columbia-professor-never-heard-of-obama/
    http://freepatriot.org/2013/06/04/barack-obama-never-attended-columbia-university-says-his-graduating-class/

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  33. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    Warning: birther alert.

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  34. toad (3,672 comments) says:

    @hj (4,546) 6:42 pm

    Since you gave me a mention in that comment, I have to say I despise everything Banister represents.

    I suspect, given content of your frequent comments on KB, you largely agree with her but are probably a wee bit embarrassed by her ignorance of history, which is somewhat more expansive than yours (I hope).

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  35. Ross Nixon (612 comments) says:

    “Thinks Jews worship Jesus Christ”

    She’s anticipating the future (prophetic fulfillment)…. probably unintentionally!

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  36. scrubone (3,082 comments) says:

    Obama also makes mistakes, … The indicence of such mistakes, however, is considerably lower, and thus he’s ridiculed less.

    I have a bridge to sell, it’s really cheap.

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  37. cha (3,856 comments) says:

    Oh noes! – it’s Eid and it’s green

    http://whatcoloristheempirestatebuilding.com/

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  38. cha (3,856 comments) says:

    Oh noes! – it’s Eid and it’s green.

    https://www.usps.com/stamp-collecting/assets/images/584004-01-main-695×900.jpg

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  39. itstricky (1,696 comments) says:

    Wayne Allyn Root called Obama “the Ghost of Columbia University.”

    So this is the same guy who’s best selling books are “How to protect your wealth no matter what Obama does” and “Empowering the citizen revolution with God, Guns, Gambling and Tax Cuts” writing on a site with sensationalist articles that wouldn’t be out of place in The Truth, The Sun or People? And you believe his rants about Obama and don’t think that it’s just slightly biased and possibly trying to sublimally sell & tell you something?

    Ho ho ho. Ha ha ha.

    Nut bar alert.

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  40. ChardonnayGuy (1,184 comments) says:

    Queensland hasn’t criminalised inbreeding yet?! Mind you, that explains Hurryut, I suppose :)

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  41. leftyliberal (642 comments) says:

    @scrubone: A great example of selective quoting – nice work.

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  42. Ed Snack (1,797 comments) says:

    Jesus, the disinformation continues. Barack Obama was NOT ever editor of the Harvard Law Review. He was elected President of the HLR for Volume 104. President is, as noted, an elected position and not one based on scholarship. It is traditional for Presidents to contribute at least one article, only one President has not done so (guess which one). President is a political and ceremonial position, and probably like his original entry to Harvard, Obama gained it as an “equal opportunities candidate” rather than on any perceived merit.

    Obama makes a lot more mistakes than you normally hear about because he is protected by the MSM. If those same mistakes were made by any Republican you can bet that they would be trumpeted from every liberal (US style liberal) newspaper for months, and trotted out regularly. Rather like we still get the Tina Fey “I can see Russia from my house” thing for Sarah Palin.

    And here’s another “The odds of people dying in a terrorist attack obviously are still a lot lower than in a car accident, unfortunately,” President Obama told NBC’s Jay Leno last night. What an awkward to say that, is it really unfortunate that terrorists are less likely to kill people than car accidents ? Yes, I think we can guess what we think he means, but imagine if, say, Romney had said this in the 2012 campaign, we’d still be hearing how he wants more people killed by terrorists.

    Face it, the “golden orator” is not, only you are being made to think that he is on the back of a couple of carefully coached third party scripted and carefully teleprompted speeches from years ago.

    Oh, and mentioned elsewhere, by why isn’t Kevin Rudd deliberately hurting a 5 year old boy huge news, mistreating children is a sign of a really nasty and pathological mindset. Imagine if Abbott had done this…

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