Sunday, January 25, 2015

WAIHOPAI 'SPY' BASE

I see that the annual pilgrimage of the disaffected and the disarranged to protest about the Government Communications & Security Bureau (GCSB) communications facility at Waihopai took place at Blenheim over the weekend led by John Minto of the Mana Party and the Greens Stefan Browning.

Clearly the ritual call of the bases closure failed to resonate with 'normal' New Zealanders with only 50 or so of their rag-tag supporters bothering to turn up against a mounting backdrop of the need for the government to monitor the activities of those whose loyalty is to to ISIS and Islamic terriorism..    

Methinks Minto is living in crimdotcon dreamland when he opines “I think it’s inevitable that it’s going to close, and it’s going to close because there is mounting public concern about surveillance.”

Note to Mr Minto ... when your protest struggles to excite the mainstream media I suspect you are really pushing shit up hill.    

No mind.   Next week it's back to work for you as a teacher at Hillary College where you can continue to pervert the minds of young New Zealanders and turn them into failures just like you.


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Saturday, January 24, 2015

METIRIA LEANNE AGNES TUREI - DISSECTED

Just why National bothers turning up at Ratana Pa year after year has me somewhat stumped.   Makes about as much sense butting in on May Day celebrations organised by the CTU.    No criticism of the religion intended but the reality is that the Ratana Church is a minority religion among Maoridom with strong links to the Labour Party.   It does not speak for Maoridom.

So yesterday New Zealand was 'treated' to a speech by Metiria Turei prepared for (but not delivered because of time constraints?) delivery at Ratana Pa as part of the annual pilgrimage by politicians or all shapes and colours to acknowledge the Church and its founder TW Ratana.

In the speech she launched a 'stinging attack' on John Key for his "warped, outrageous and deeply offensive" views on New Zealand history and characterised the PM as a prime example of "ignorant, uneducated Pakeha" ... this notwithstanding that the Green Party has as one of its stated values "to engage respectfully without personal attacks".   So much for Green Party values.

So just who is Meteria Turei, co-leader of the Greens.    Well, one thing we know is that she can be characterised as a 'political prostitute' having stood for the McGillicuddy Serious Party in thje 1993 election and the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party in 1996 (this could explain at lot) before gravitating to the Greens in time to be elected as a List MP at the 2002 election.

So what have been her achievements to date?   Well, apart from the quite incongruous situation where she pontificates against social injustice while wearing $2,000 Adrienne Winklemann designer jackets (surely the ultimate Chardonnay Socialist) nothing much at all.   In 2006 her 'Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill' was drawn from the ballot but was defeated 84-34 while later that year her 'Liquor Advertising Bill' was also drawn and defeated.    In 2009 her 'Marine Animals Protection Law Reform Bill was drawn from the ballot but defeated at its first reading and later that year her Crown Minerals Amendment Bill, also drawn in the ballot, went nowhere.

In 2009 Turei was elected co-leader of the Greens defeating Sue Bradford who, by then, had been successful with three Private Member's Bills.   Not sure why, being Maori would have helped (bi-sexual and homosexual/lesbian and she would have scootered in for both positions such is the way the Greens work; but I digress).    Perhaps Bradford was seen as too radical but at least she remained true to herself as evidenced in her dalliance with the Mana Party and its association with crimdotcon.

Metiria Leanne Agnes Turei is the ugly face of the Greens.   Should they ever succeed in going into coalition with Labour it will be in spite of her rather than because of her.

p.s.    for EtC.    Don't worry about the latest Roy Morgan Poll results (even though it is seen as favouring Labour).    It was certainly a rogue result.   Labour can't have possibly dropped under the leadership of their fourth new face in as many years.   Oh yeah of 'Little' hope.  



Friday, January 23, 2015

Noticed

Just before 11.00am today I was in central Hastings and noticed a mongrel mob member sitting in his car in the first car park on the left from the railway crossing (town clock) in Heretaunga Street East. The meter was expired. At the same time as I saw him a Parking Warden came into view and walked past this car completely ignoring it and the expired meter - obviusly he preferred easier targets.

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RMA, tinkering probably, fixed Nah



Under pressure from the seemingly inexorable creep in house prices, particularly in the country's biggest metropolis, The National Government has, via its "Bluegreen" Token, promulgated a revamp of an Act that has as many detrimental facets as beneficial ones.

In my always humble opinion there is a massive problem that continually arises in the well intentioned bit of the socialist created manipulative roadblock to much of the entrepreneurial spirit that has largely built this nation.

Endless and expensive legal wrangling that often turns on capricious and mindless interference with minimal involvement of environmental or socially damaging effects on those with skin in the immediate game.
All too often this bit of legislation is used for commercial, political, or personal advantage and I have never any seen such arrant nonsense challenged by those charged with the administration of the Act apart from a few totally ignored submissions of the advocates for the helpless trying to progress their lives on land they consider they have pretty exclusive historical rights to.

A supermarket already in place uses the Act to prevent a competitor establishing in the vicinity as happened in the North Shore in a drawn out legal process
A land owner wishing to build a new dwelling on his farm ending up thwarted by people living many miles away and in all probability never going anywhere even close to the isolated place intended to be built on.

The media parade a seemingly endless list of hearings that all too often are instigated and delivered pro bono by politically motivated dogma driven acolytes in pursuit of a manifesto as much about political advancement as any concern with the lofty ideals that accompanied the introduction of Palmer's auxiliary handbrake.

As the Act has become embedded, its large pile of bureaucratic palaver created by Councillors and bureaucrats with minimal or zero grasp of how the real world works within the commercial constraints and apparently have no concerns for the additional costs that are inevitably incurred as it is never "Their" money being used to fund the process. It comes from that arms length endless source,  the poor ratepayers and property owners also paying through their rates to confront them.

In all probability, all hapless Nick Smith will achieve, will turn out to be just further opportunity for the legal vultures sitting on the nearby fence, erected without the intervention of the RMA,  awaiting the next opportunity to make hay whether the sun shines or doesn't.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Nice that the other mob don't do dirty politics


That shirt is going to take some cleaning

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from the Daily Blog


Another Incompetent Herald Waste of Space

Serial bullshitter Gareth Morgan claims Pakeha 'nearly exterminated' Maori.'  Apparently he was visiting the Ratana church when he proclaimed this latest revisionist myth.

His knowledge of history is akin to his performance as an investment manager.  Nonexistant.

Mr Morgan, before the treaty was signed, Maori themselves killed off 30,000 of their own population by way of using muskets against taieha and patu.   This represented 30% of a population at the time of 100,000.

That's why some Maori chiefs were so keen to sign the treaty.  They wanted the Pakeha to protect them from those murderous bastards up North.  Harawira's lot.

Does It Matter ?



The rich are getting richer, so what.

The poor are getting richer as well, good.

The only poverty, is of spirit, aspiration and success, certainly.

After the first gazillion what does it matter how much more the 1% have than the mean , zero, a great big fat one.

Will the uber rich be captured by envy taxes, nope.

Who then, will be dispossessed by envy taxes, simply all those making their way down struggle street and getting fleeced by the "crats" at every  turn;
GST, Rates (including more GST), rubbish charges, water charges, Vehicle regos, ACC levies, Income tax, Parking Fees and fines, Road Tolls, Consent fees, fishing licences, Fuel  taxes, Road User charges, airport departure taxes, etc.

And it has been that way since, forever.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gee Whiz That Is A Relief!!!



Its alright the poor wee baby cooked to death in a car outside Wanganui Hospital was a victim of a syndrome.

Quite how a parent "forgets" about their child is way beyond my understanding.

Had it happened in the Casino car park while the step father was playing the pokies, would he have been accorded similar understanding by those nice theory driven academic types for "FORGETTING"  the helpless little mite.

A Quote Of The Day



Thomas Bauer born in Hungary and a doubting ' Thomas' on the value of Foreign Aid as a means of improving the lot of impoverished millions. He moved to Great Britain and ended up professor of economics at the LSE. He must have been a voice in the wilderness there.

"Foreign aid is where the poor people in rich countries give money to rich people in poor countries"

Bauer proposed that development was a centuries traversing growth that was severely challenged when well intentioned politicians handed cash to leaders of tin pot little fiefdoms with no history of fairness and democracy, whose first aim was self enrichment and then used the financial donations as a  means for those now wealthy leaders to preserve their power and domination of the poor who ended up worse off for the experience.

Death of The Media

Australia's ABC has long been a nest of socialist vipers, with all it's prime time political and current affairs programmes hosted by lefties.  Last year tax payers gave it $1.2bil and in return the ABC  mounted the most egregious campaign to damage Australia's relationship with Indonesia in an attempt to thwart the Abbot gummint's efforts to turn back the boatloads of illegal immigrants flooding in from that country.

Today, Adolf sees the ABC has got its comeuppance.

The viewers are deserting it in droves.

Welcome to the club ABC.  APN, Fairfax, NYT can all tell you what happens when you alienate half of your potential customers.

"The main commercial networks managed to hold on to their audiences despite introducing programming cost cuts greater than the efficiency cuts of the government. The government has not demanded programming cuts at the ABC."

Hesson has made a difference.




When Mike Hesson was appointed as the coach of the New Zealand cricket team in July 2012 and almost all cricket fans and many players said Mike Who.

Well at present this 40 something who was faced with possible peak times as a player in the Otago B team turned to coaching at a young age, is forging a 'one of the best' reputations as a coach.
A living example that All Blacks do not always make successful coaches he is at the top of his game  30 months on.

One of his first headlines was created when he removed icon Ross Taylor from the short form teams captaincy offering him the face saving job to continue to lead the Test team.
Never easy to dump one as 'big' as Rosco and a hurt Taylor decided to take a break from the game and reassess his options.
Hesson wanted a man he knew well Brendon McCallum, who with a record somewhat up and down  to lead the Pyjama teams.

Yesterday another demonstration that the man almost nobody knew, delivered again with a victory over current World Cup Champions, Sri Lanka.

At 180 for three SL were on track for a score in excess of three hundred but instead of the past concession meme the NZ bowlers took it to all out in the 50th over at 276, still runs on the board.
When the NZ innings was teetering at 68 for three in 16 overs how many said here we go again.
Mike Hesson has this well set bunch in a good space and they kept fighting and with three overs to go it was still SL's game to lose and that was what happened.
Luke Ronchi wicket keeper batsman at seven grabbed the game in the 47 over with;
4.6.2.0.6.6.
leaving veteran Vettori to score the one run with a carving drive for four from the first ball of the 48th.

The world cup will be different with games sudden death and vagaries of  weather, toss, injuries and sheer bad luck but suggestions that the NZ team can do well are no longer fanciful and Mike Hesson's team that includes Ross Taylor but no 'i',  are a chance.
Who would have thought that three years ago.

Nothing New But Despicable Always



Detective Sergeant Ross Tarawhiti describes it "as a troubling trend".

It is just one opportunity the scum use.

I drew the short straw in 1962 and stood guard over a rural house while a mate married the daughter at a local church before returning to the farm homestead for the reception.

What Tarawhiti was alluding to is an outbreak of lowlifes burgling homes while the grieving family are attending the last farewell of a loved one in Christchurch.

His suggestion is to omit addresses from death notices, gee serge that will work a treat, they might be low life scum but it is entirely possible one of them has the ability to use the freakin phone book or electoral rolls to do the match.
Perhaps a plod sitting in a car at the gate might be a better option for the couple of hours involved working the laptop and smart phone on the admin tasks we hear so much about.

Of course that has the risk of the burgs suggesting they take the tv and computor while the plainclothes checks out the bedroom for the jewels and cash.

Cripes Ross how many funerals are there on any given day before you strike paydirt, but then it will only be a minor hiccup to the scurrilous opportunist anti social victimisation of the grieving.
The dead one is finished with whatever is removed eh.


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

These Crazed Morons Really Are Depraved.



I am not anti any religion, I seriously question a lot of the dogma though.
There is a salutary long list of killing, maiming, subjugation and outright slaughter in the name of religion over the centuries

Currently while almost all other religions have accepted learning and cultural growth shows a better way than killing to get the message of hope and salvation out there for the betterment of all, Islam stands condemned. It is locked in stoneage beliefs.

 Islam, it has changed little since a power hungry mad bastard living in the desert found the way to consolidate his power and dominion by employing extreme violence and 1400 years on it is little changed.
Oh it has exchanged camels for four wheel drive utes, Elephants for Tanks left by an  successive inept USA presidents, scimitars for Kalashnikov automatic rifles but culturally and intellectually the followers of The Prophet Muhammad and successive mad Mullahs using totalitarian systems have languished in the depths of depravity begun in the desert all those centuries ago.

In the centuries before the advent of Islam, Persia and the fertile lands of the Euphrates river valley were a cradle of civilisation and in the 1400 years after the bloody uniting of disparate Arab  tribes by the original mad mullah, stagnation, slaughter, mutilation and maiming is the only game in town.

Christendom has a history of supreme mayhem with dissenters and those considered to have deviated from the teachings of the church suffering horrific death and mutilation  using fire, water, and various bits of equipment but thankfully education overcame the dogma and today the biggy punishments are admonishment and or excommunication.

Not so lucky for those who have come under the power of ISIS in Syria and Iraq and those living under the Saudi sponsors of their murderous regime
There are sickening images on the internet of various punishments on charges that would in a modern Christian or secular state be regarded as not even worthy of any punishment.
Two young men accused of homosexual activity were pushed of the highest building in Mosul to die on the pavement four stories down.
Two other young men facing unknown charges paraded through a town lashed to two adjoining steel crosses are then removed from the truck and shot in the head from behind.
A third series of photos in the montage I viewed has a niquab clad woman stoned to death  no charges published.

Then I read of the appalling and very sad slaughter of 13 young men and that prompted this further post on what we will in all likely hood never be told us by our lamestream media.
Their crime in the perverted view of the power crazed leadership of ISIL, watching a tv showing the Asia cup football  game between Iraq and Jordan.
For such a serious crime they were herded before a firing squad and died in a hail of automatic fire.

This is all done in the name of Islam the so called religion of peace that almost all western leaders and almost all media outlets refuse to name as responsible for the ongoing atrocities.

No apologies for posting and no links, they are beyond my sense of decency but it must be told because until the millions of followers of Islam can break the power of the mad mullahs who use idealistic and depraved simpletons to promote their orgy of slaughter in the name of a prophet who still is regarded by the faithful as the only way, the desert cult will continue its murderous way.

The revolution will come but it will be tenuous for some time yet.
One early step is given exposure by The Whale who posts on an Egyption Obstetrician/Gynecologist who converted to Christianity a decade ago and now is leading the way with questions as to what will it take before the world accepts that Islam must change.
However Mark Christian's life will be in serious danger as the mad bastards know they have to kill, threaten and do whatever it takes to prevent such radical thought taking hold among the undoubted peace believing millions whose silent acceptance of the extreme murderous intent of the leadership and their few radicalised  cohorts who have traded their brains for the nefarious promise of 72 virgins, clearly basic maths is not high up in their CVs, leaves the sect condemned in the eyes of a majority of thinking people.
For now.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

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Lifesaver!



Chris Petrie of Noosa prosecuted for driving his esky at around 25kph on the pavement while intoxicated.

Esky

At least those cops are making things safe for their citizenry, unlike our misdirected, ill-advised, pathetic, avaricious ineffective constabulary who spent the holiday period ticketing motorists at 101kph on dual laned highways while the road toll doubled, people drowned and all motorists felt harassed and threatened for doing exactly what they had done for years without penalty.

Didnt hear if he wore a helmet or not.

Drought!!!?



Drought is widely regarded in agricultural terms as a prolonged period of low rainfall when pastures and crops become seriously degraded by dehydration.

Yes last spring was one of low precipitation in many districts and having traveled the East coast from North Otago to The Bay of Plenty in the last 50 days there are now pockets with fodder insufficiency from "The Dry" but drought it aint.

Large Parts of Australia have been in that situation for several years and many rural properties are in a savage drought. With livestock having lost a serious degree of body weight, water supplies gone burger and absolutely zero opportunity to remove stock as buyers do not exist, increasing numbers of Aussie Farmers are taking their lives as despair overcomes their will to continue.

Talk of Drought here is a little overwrought, we have had lower rainfall in many districts and possibly the best summer weather in many years for those who can unashamably enjoy such benefits but after disastrous floods late last Autumn and options aplenty to remove stock threatened with  a shortage of appropriate fodder supplies, talk of drought is just a bit previous.

However to the  talking heads who daily justify their place in the world of infotainment it seems good copy, but much of the output is merely Male Bovine Excrement.
One such bimbo last week ran off at her gob when predicting showers on the East Coast would bring relief to drought ravaged farmers.
Sorry Ms Bimbo,  such cooler temperatures and minimal precipitation wont make a single positive move to alleviate dry pastures and non-irrigated crops, although such weather  relief will make some small advances in effectiveness of irrigation.
Growing plants in moisture stress need in excess of 50mm over days to make any viable difference, with soil penetration of at least 40mm, anything less will only create more problems than solutions.
Last Summers low alpine snowfalls and an absence of Wet Westerlies have created lowflow problems in many of the East flowing river systems from Otago to East Cape, reducing irrigation takes but some of that results in bans based on arbitrary limits that have little basis in reality.
When the Amuri Plains races and Borderdyke system was built in the 1970s the minimum flow allowing the water take was set at 12Cubic meters a second. when reviewed some 30 years on it was decided that that would double to 24 cumecs.
In the history of the flows in the Waiau before and since the advent of the Amuri plains scheme I am unaware of any threat eventuating from low flows at the 12 cumec figure.
Similarly with the Waitaki river, along with the Waikato the most developed Hydro generation systems in our country. Rather than bureaucratically declining irrigation takes why not review possible storage enhancement and water management protocols to provide the needed irrigation water in high use periods.

Most settled agricultural areas of NZ can expect rains to regenerate plant growth in late February through March and it will only be should that fail to occur that I will entertain thoughts of "Drought" in the meantime it is a glorious summer "Dry" and god knows we all remember those from our childhood.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

MIGHTY RIVER POWER - THE WRECKERS AND THE 'DOG'

Readers will well recall the relentless campaign waged by Labour, the Greens and Winston First against the partial privatisation of Mighty River Power.       The upshot of their campaign was to drive down the issue price thereby denying the taxpayer the benefit of several hundreds of millions of dollars.   Some commentators, less charitable than I, described their campaign as deliberate economic sabotage.   Far be for me to comment on that.

Readers will further recall that less than a year ago on 3 February 2014 MRP shares were being traded at $1.97, fifty three cents below the issue price.   This led to Labour MP Clayton Cosgrove (the man who makes your friendly neighborhood 'Mafiasco' appear Christlike) labeling the shares  a "dog".

Bad news and good news.   For Labour, the Greens, Winston First and Clayton Cosgrove the bad news is that at the close of business on Friday the shares were being traded at $3.23 with investors having already received two dividend payments and those who who bought in at the float shortly to receive their bonus 'loyalty' shares.   The good news is just that.

Some 'dog'.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Gee That Is The Answer For Sure?



Two Dairy Farmers did not want to wear "safety" helmets when riding ATVs in the course of their chosen farming activity.

Numpties riding desks at occupational health and safety said they must so set out to make an example of the two taxpayer, wealth creator, employment facilitators in rebellion.

The Numpties after a series of harassment efforts, take them to court and a Judge with apparent zero knowledge of what was at stake decides to join the Numpties and sets the penalty at a nice round figure of $20 000 each, a total of $40 000. That'll teach them who is in charge
Sort of telethon if you will.

Now some new information makes what seemed a serious state sanctioned master class in subjugation of two who dared to reject the state's will, looks even more capricious and just plain stupid

(1) Had the two rebels been unemployed gang members heading to the tinny house for a few tokes sans the coal scuttle and largely ineffective open face helmets, they would be subject to a fine of $100 each for failing to wear a helmet.
That is predicated on the simple fact that it would be almost certain the Gang member would probably have ignored the judicial ramifications while the two farmers had easily accessed assets  in liquid form, not withstanding their cows had to be milked and therefore the law knew with a high degree  of certainty where they would be at any given time.

(2) The numbers of serious income earning farmers who find the rather capricious and ineffectual H & S laws a nonsense and the difference made by the helmet that satisfies H & S, will in all probability make minimal difference in out come should an accident occur as most are so light and minimal in protected area.
I was one of those who went on the road on a big road bike in my fifties and the helmet I chose was way more capable of preventing a head injury than the little plastic models deemed by desk drivers to suffice riding an ATV while farming.

(3) I have no access to figures for the recent Holiday period but from my spasmodic attention to news it seems to me drownings have killed a whole lot more than ATV incidents so will the desk drivers move to address that salient fact.
Well no because you see the law that clobbered two hard working taxpaying farmers does not apply to recreational use.
OH&S tried it on with a farmer in Hawkes Bay and his Daughter, a lawyer, read up and asked the Judge to dismiss on the grounds that HB farmer did not accrue any payment from the farming operation and therefore the rubbish 'seen to be doing something' law did not apply.
Judge agreed and it all went pearshaped.
So it would seem I can go to my mates farm and ride around, doing far more risk averse activity and the idiot law does not apply just as joe average is free to drown himself floundering at a river mouth as he declines to wear a life jacket.
Will another bunch of Numpties decree that everyone within ten meters of water must have "water wings".

Quadsafe Supreme Red ATV Helmet Quad Bike Use
Approved as a "safety helmet while riding an ATV in an employment situation costing $195.
That will save a life up to 30kph, maybe, yeah right.
Ram the head inside that into a concrete post at 30 kph and I will be betting on the post.


That is a safety helmet

Try telling Bruce to get in behind wearing that or whistling a command.

So it would seem that little Sandra Public, six years old, weighing in at 23Kg with zero training or preparation visiting Uncles farm for Sunday Lunch, decides she can ride the 500cc vtwin fully speced  ATV weighing in at around 500Kgs and becomes a statistic.
No prosecution, no fine, no judicial result just a terrible tragedy.
Sandra's Auntie, a working partner in the farm, grabs the ATV to get the mail 250 meters down the drive, gets munted crossing to the mailbox by the neighbor's tearaway speeding past in the Ford Ranger and grieving hubby is liable for a 20K fine. for not preventing Sandra's mum riding the ATV without a "helmet" and making her walk to the Mailbox.

Brigadier General Tony McAuliffe summed up such nonsense at Bastogne when he replied to a Wermachct surrender demand with a one word reply;  "N U T S".



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Friday, January 16, 2015

EL PAPA SPEAKS OUT

I see that the Pope sez there are limits to freedom of speech especially when it insults or ridicules some-ones faith.   You can read the article here   

This comes against the backdrop of news that in dozens of countries around the world, most notably in Muslim-majority nations, governments there are turning to anti-blasphemy laws to aggressively punish alleged transgressions, particularly against Islam.

I think the Pope is on dangerous ground.   Although he refutes the claim that his statement may be seen in some quarters to somehow endorse the attack against Charlie Hebdo, nevertheless his comments will bring a degree of comfort to the likes of Derek Fox who argued exactly that.    Not that the French will give a toss anyway.   Anti clericalism is deeply ingrained as a tenant of French society.

A nation that is strong and comfortable in itself can stand satire.  Indeed, being able to stand satire is the hallmark of a developed society.  

But of even greater concern to me is the situation in North Korea.   There, the Il-Sung dynasty has been elevated to the level of a deity.  Citizens worship the deity.   Those who dare to criticise are rounded up and disappear into forced-labour camps never to be seen again.    The Pope has (inadvertently I'm sure) has added a certain legitimacy to what happens in that pariah state.   Certain that the North Korean government will play it as such.

I am reminded that it was not too long ago that the Catholic Church was burning at the stake those who sought to question the 'faith'.   El Papa's call to restrict the freedom of speech is a step backwards.





How Times Have Changed

Do you remember when Sir Reginald Ansett referred to striking Anset air hostesses as 'a bunch of old boilers;?  Australians roared their approval.

Today some poor bastard with an unfortunate name in Queensland has been forced to apologise for describing the phenomenon of 'tuckshop arms.'

James Delingpole was right when he said Australians have sold their balls to the lowest bidder.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Darwin Award

A man attempting to cut a 240v power feed with a pair of pliers was electrocuted the other day.

It just so happens that Adolf spent many childhood and teenage holidays at Bland Bay which is on the other side of Whangaruru harbour.  In those days there were only five batches on the whole peninsular, no road access for the last five miles, no fences, lots of wild horses and heaps of fish to be caught within fifty yards of the shore.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

FAMILIES AND RELLIES OF POLITICIANS SHOULD BE OFF LIMITS

I see the Royal New Zealand Herald (that was) ran a story about John Key's son Max supposedly having a round of golf with a suspected felon that later turned out to be a teenage hoax.    OK, it's the holiday season and they need to fill column inches but I hold very strongly to the view that the families and rellies of politicians should be off limits to the media.

I don't care a stuff that Stephanie Key covers herself with vegetables and cream and calls it art.   I will judge John Key for what he does and doesn't do.

I don't care a stuff that that Labour's front bencher Nanaia Mahuta is the aunt of Kototangi Paki, the second son of the so called Maori King, convicted of drink driving, two counts of burglary and one of theft..   I will judge Naina Mahuta for what she does or doesn't do.

I don't care a stuff that Winston First's Ron Mark's brother is a patched member of a gang that has criminal connections.  I will judge Ron Mark for what he does or doesn't do.

I don't care a stuff that the Green's Kennedy Graham is the brother of Sir Douglas Graham, convicted of making false statements in the Lombard Company prospectus.   I will judge Kennedy Graham for what he does or doesn't do.

What family members or rellies of politicians do is of no interest to me.   Media interviewing their typewriters is no substitute for real investigative journalism.