More Double Standards from the Stranded

Over the last couple of days, the Stranded took a patently false potshot at popular local Tauranga MP Bob Clarkson.

Now, the Stranded, caught out in its lies (again!), decides to focus on comments of Bob Clarkson such as the infamous "Burqa" comment.

Herein lies the problem for the Stranded – if they are opposed to ignorant statements about race or comments which reflect a crude sexuality, why are they supporting Winston?

Winston turned xenophobia from an art form to a science in the mid 1990s, and has referred to gays as "fartblossoms" and similar.

"There is a significant percentage of Asians in Auckland. That's my view. If you don't like it, vote for another party and let race relations go into chaos." – Peters, in 2005.

"We have now reached the point where you can wander down Queen Street in Auckland and wonder if you are still in New Zealand or some other country." – Peters announcing "flying squads" to search for potentially risky immigrants.

"Atrocities are carried out on the dogs by these sadists in order to release more adrenaline in the dogs' bodies, thereby creating a more potent and flavoured meat. This abused flesh is highly valued as an aphrodisiac by these ghouls." – Peters warning about the export of dogs to some Asian countries in 2000.

But Rodney Hide's association with Jim Peron is a long one, and he wrote to the Minister asking him to speed up that fartblossom's application. (page 9 of 17 on that PDF)

A Very double standard, hmm? Perhaps they should just STFU.