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Rik Mayall (7 March 1958 – 9 June 2014). Very sad.
“I feel sorry for you, you zeros, you nobodies. What’s going to live on after you die? Nothing, that’s what!
This house will become a shrine! And punks and skins and Rastas will all gather round and all hold their hands in sorrow for their fallen leader! And all the grown-ups will say, ‘But why are the kids crying?’ And the kids will say, ‘Haven’t you heard? Rick is dead! The People’s Poet is dead!’
And then one particularly sensitive and articulate teenager will say, ‘Why kids, do you understand nothing? How can Rick be dead when we still have his poems?’.
The People’s Poem:
What do you think you’re doing
Do you really give a FIG,
And what’s your favourite GIG,
Barry Manilow …
or the Black and White Minstrel Show!
Whenever Mr Cunliffe is asked about the post-election accommodation that his party would need to make with the rest of its coalition (as to policy, cabinet membership etc) he tells us that both we and he will have to wait till after the election – till “the people have spoken” (he seems to assume – wrongly – that we even get to vote on these matters).
But lately, Labour has announced major economic (Kiwisaver v OCR), electoral (coat-tailing) and judicial (Canterbury Earthquake Court) reforms. So either this latest talk is hollow, hopeful rhetoric, or Mr Cunliffe has been lying about doing deals with the other parties (who would have all sorts of things to say about such reforms). No wonder my dog growls when he sees Mr Cunliffe on the telly.
At least under FPP, the winner was in a position to deliver on pre-election promises. With a lefty coalition of lackwit allsorts, who the hell knows what we’re going to get?
A man who had just arrived in town struck up a conversation with an old Quaker. “What were the people like”? the Quaker asked: “a lot of homophobic bigots” was the reply. “Thee will find those people here” he replied. Another person arrived. “What were the people like”? he asked. “Awww some were good, some were bad”. “Thee will find those people here” he said.
Vale Rik Mayall
” an aero plane is like a women. Get inside her five times a day and take her to heaven and back- woof woof”
Captain Flasheart to Baldrick ( Baldrick is being used as a foot stool)
” Have you ever felt the wind through your ears, Paarp paaarp, well now you have”
“Just make the cheque out to Christian All Saints Hospital , c.a.s.h for short”
It would be unwise of National to associate with the Conservatives, that would be a gift to the left. NZ is not religious enough a country for their social policies to attract any significant level of support.
Mike that is just absolute crap.
The Conservatives are not religion based or driven and I am sick of the continual effort of some to discredit the Party by repeating this lie.
The Conservatives are actually more aligned to policies that National used to pursue but dispensed with to hold on to power at all costs.
The best thing that National could do is go with the CP and get away from the ride every horse Dunne or the Act dreamers.
IMHO you are flat out wrong. There are probably 10% of the population that could vote Cons and a lot of those people are PI labour voters. The got 60,000 viotes last time,approx what ACT UF and MANA got combined.
The trick for National is how to get the Cons on board without pissing everybody else off.
“Whether we do any, all or none of them, is a few weeks away,” said Key of the potential deals, which he only offer meaningfully for Act, United Future and the Conservatives as National is weak in the Maori electorate of Waiariki where the Maori Party leader, Te Uruora Flavell, must win.
Asked whether he was willing still to do an electorate deal for Craig, Key said “he hasn’t approached me”, but believed Craig was not seeking such an arrangement, citing public comments earlier this year.
To solve this problem of coat-tailing, or at least to bring some honesty into it, I would set up a party which promised to vote with National on everything, undertook that its constituency MPs would work within the constituency on behalf of all constituents, and promised integrity in its conduct. Ideology would be irrelevant, as the vote for National would be a given and a platform for election. The other two matters are something which politics seems to have forgotten but which transcend ideology. And there we go; no rampant liberal free marketeering gay bashing god bothering racist fringe parties, just the devil we know and a bit of grassroots work in the community. I know I’m too late to register a party but a backdoor takeover of Uffindell’s mob should work, and Dotcom would approve of that.
I’, mot likely to back “a party which promised to vote with National on everything” – what would be the point? Any separate party should have separate aims and policies and should at least hold the option of voting against any other party.
Mike Tan has it rtight, those who want to claim that the Conservatives “are actually more aligned to policies that National used to pursue but dispensed with to hold on to power at all costs.” need to explain wy they want to resurrect Muldoon and Muldoonism. The conservative party’s economic policies are a joke, a cross between NZ First and who knows what, and socially they are simply opportunistic button pushers.
Yes, there’s a religious vote block out there, it ain’t huge but it exists. I may even have some sympathy with some of their professed aims; but economically, not so much. They’re a fringe party and destined to remain fringe and exist only by the power of Craig’s money.
JK is fortunately a “big picture” man. Instead of catering to the whims of the conservative Godaddled he knows that when it becomes obvious that the CCCP are stuffed without an electorate deal their supporters will grudgingly get back in behind National or refrain from voting.
“…..Yes, there’s a religious vote block out there, it ain’t huge but it exists. I may even have some sympathy with some of their professed aims; but economically, not so much. They’re a fringe party and destined to remain fringe and exist only by the power of Craig’s money….”
Hardly. You don’t get to spend all of the budget from simply getting between 5-10% of the vote. They’re the best fit for National.
hj, I was surprised to learn that a black American was head of that grand old dame of the south, the Southern Baptist Convention. And that a Korean American wanted to contest the succession to that post.
Harry, if the Conservatives do not expect any policy wins from supporting a government why are they in politics? Is it really just Craig using his money to exploiting the beliefs of voters to deliver seats to National so they can win elections?
I only give my opinion on the potential impact that an affiliation with CP will have on National voters (not making any judgement as to the merits of the CP policies or whether or not people should vote for them). John Key works with incomplete information and takes risks that he perceives to be the most likely to yield a positive outcome, an affiliation with CP will scare some National voters away, but it will bring some voters too, the question is, will the number you gain be higher than the ones you scare off, in my view, the risk outweighs any possible reward (especially so considering that everything is running very smoothly for the right wing establishment and there is no need to “knock the boat”), and as stated above, the CP voters are likely to vote National anyway (in a situation with the CP vote isn’t available).
At lest we now have a chance to see the maneuvering
Before such deals were thrashed out by different factions within either party behind closed doors with the average voter having no knowledge of who, what or why these things came about
It also allowed mass fortunes to be accrued by crony capitalist deals made without the electorates knowledge.
It would be easy to list new Zealand’s rich family’s today who became so by the old import license scams This allowed some to monopolize our economy with crap goods sold at exuberant prices. All decided by political party’s in closed secret meetings.
Any one old enough will remember the pleas to those lucky enough to go overseas to buy consumer goods or whatever because we were not given such choice in the home market.
Colin Craig is appealing as yesterdays cold porridge, and personally, comes across as ‘desperate’, inexperienced, and a bit of a ‘mamby pamby’.
He is quite literally living in the past and will gain votes with his ‘nostalgia’ campaign. But in reality little of what he promotes can ever be achieved. He’s as bad as the other parties offering their candy and chocolate policies.
The world is a very different place from two or three decades ago. No matter how hard the Conservatives try, they will not succeed in dragging us back there. No matter how better off we might be for reliving those times, the fact is they simply will not work in this day and age. The only thing they will do, if they are part of a coalition government is unbalance the house further. Should a disaster occur and the next government is National/Conservatives/Maori/UF – then God help us.
I’d rather see Key rule alone, than have that sort of nightmare, which in my opinion would be as disastrous as a L/G/NZ1/IP coalition.
Judith raises an interesting point in that she refers to the National/Maori coalition. I think that bringing the CP in has the additional risk of upsetting this relationship (as they have the image of being less friendly than National where Maori issues are concerned)
I wouldn’t know what the CCCP want. I don’t have anything to do with the party.
However they would work well with National as Christians/conservatives do care about the poor [so long as the poor really care about themselves ] which keeps National from being to lefty soft or hard rightest. It’s issue by issue as it always is.
Chen trails may have something to do with gold mining ?
You obviously feel threatened by the CP by repeating the media designed, left agenda, denigrating, insulting put downs of CC that are trotted out ad nauseum by those who seem to be determined to denigrate him.
big bruv, the debate on climate change is nothing compared to Colin Craig querying the Apollo Moon landings conspiracy.There also appear to be Birthers and Tea baggers swelling their ranks if Manolo and Fletch are anything to go by.
Given the past week I’m not 100% convinced Act will get their past levels of support.
Is Key going to be stuck with a big dilemma because ACT may not get enough of a percentage to get more than one MP in the house, in which case, he would be better off not making a deal, and having a National MP in Epsom?
Does anyone have any idea of what percentage ACT might get?
[so long as the poor really care about themselves ]
And this is where Colin Craig is out of touch.
It is usually the inability to care about themselves, that makes a person poor. Should a person have enough fortitude, and pre-planning ability, then usually they don’t become poor in the first place (baring disaster).
IT is the ability to make the poor care more about themselves, that is needed. Through education, opportunity and incentives to make them lift their ‘caring’ and develop a work ethic, eventually becoming self-sufficient.
The fact that we have to do deals with the political whore from Karori still rips my undies. For me Dunne is no better than any of the Greens or the scum from Labour. In some ways Dunne is worse, no other MP has the same feeling of self importance that Dunne has.
Dunne needs to be told that if the Nat’s are going to do a deal with him this time then the rules will change, Dunne should be reminded that he is there at the behest of the Nat’s and that he is to do what he is told.
ACT are currently on 2.2% at iPredict, having settled down after a splurge to 4% a month ago, I think that’s a reasonable prediction. I don’t think choosing Banks plus the cup of tea debacle did their party vote any good last election.
Given the left has embraced the convenient ‘merger’ between Mana and Dotcom (that improves the chances of coat tailing extra MPs but allows both parties to go their separate ways after the election), they could hardly whinge if a similar arrangement was announced between (say) ACT and the Conservatives.
Especially if Epsom was held by ACT and Craig achieved ~3% of the party vote.
Baron von Richthoven: Ah, and the Lord Flasheart. This is indeed an honour. Finally, the two greatest gentleman fliers in the world meet. Two men of honour, who have jousted together in the cloud-strewn glory of the skies, face to face at last. How often I have rehearsed this moment of destiny in my dreams. The panoply to encapsulate the unspoken nobility of a comradeship.
Go big bruv cheer up Griff on a rainy day.
Care to expand on the massive conspiracy that sees the wolds scientific organizations all colluding in a giant hoax.
Here is just a partial; list of organizations involved in your scam for you to consider and explain. http://opr.ca.gov/s_listoforganizations.php
Academia Chilena de Ciencias, Chile
Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa, Portugal
Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana
Academia de Ciencias Físicas, Matemáticas y Naturales de Venezuela
Academia de Ciencias Medicas, Fisicas y Naturales de Guatemala
Academia Mexicana de Ciencias,Mexico
Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Bolivia
Academia Nacional de Ciencias del Peru
Académie des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal
Académie des Sciences, France
Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada
Academy of Athens
Academy of Science of Mozambique
Academy of Science of South Africa
Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS)
Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Academy of Sciences of Moldova
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Academy of Sciences of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt
Academy of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy
Africa Centre for Climate and Earth Systems Science
African Academy of Sciences
Albanian Academy of Sciences
Amazon Environmental Research Institute
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Anthropological Association
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of State Climatologists (AASC)
American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
American Astronomical Society
American Chemical Society
American College of Preventive Medicine
American Fisheries Society
American Geophysical Union
American Institute of Biological Sciences
American Institute of Physics
American Meteorological Society
American Physical Society
American Public Health Association
American Quaternary Association
American Society for Microbiology
American Society of Agronomy
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Plant Biologists
American Statistical Association
Association of Ecosystem Research Centers
Australian Academy of Science
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Australian Coral Reef Society
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Australian Institute of Physics
Australian Marine Sciences Association
Australian Medical Association
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Bangladesh Academy of Sciences
Botanical Society of America
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
British Antarctic Survey
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences
Cameroon Academy of Sciences
Canadian Association of Physicists
Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences
Canadian Geophysical Union
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Canadian Society of Soil Science
Canadian Society of Zoologists
Caribbean Academy of Sciences views
Center for International Forestry Research
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) (Australia)
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences
Crop Science Society of America
Cuban Academy of Sciences
Delegation of the Finnish Academies of Science and Letters
Ecological Society of America
Ecological Society of Australia
Environmental Protection Agency
European Academy of Sciences and Arts
European Federation of Geologists
European Geosciences Union
European Physical Society
European Science Foundation
Federation of American Scientists
French Academy of Sciences
Geological Society of America
Geological Society of Australia
Geological Society of London
Georgian Academy of Sciences
German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina
Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences
Indian National Science Academy
Indonesian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand
Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK
International Alliance of Research Universities
International Arctic Science Committee
International Association for Great Lakes Research
International Council for Science
International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences
International Research Institute for Climate and Society
International Union for Quaternary Research
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
Islamic World Academy of Sciences
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Kenya National Academy of Sciences
Korean Academy of Science and Technology
Kosovo Academy of Sciences and Arts
l’Académie des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal
Latin American Academy of Sciences
Latvian Academy of Sciences
Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
Madagascar National Academy of Arts, Letters, and Sciences
Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology
Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts
National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, Argentina
National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic
National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka
National Academy of Sciences, United States of America
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
National Association of State Foresters
National Center for Atmospheric Research
National Council of Engineers Australia
National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Research Council
National Science Foundation
Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Natural Science Collections Alliance
Network of African Science Academies
New York Academy of Sciences
Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences
Nigerian Academy of Sciences
Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters
Oklahoma Climatological Survey
Organization of Biological Field Stations
Pakistan Academy of Sciences
Palestine Academy for Science and Technology
Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Polish Academy of Sciences
Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium
Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Spain
Royal Astronomical Society, UK
Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
Royal Irish Academy
Royal Meteorological Society (UK)
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Scientific Society of Jordan
Royal Society of Canada
Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
Royal Society of the United Kingdom
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Russian Academy of Sciences
Science and Technology, Australia
Science Council of Japan
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Society for Ecological Restoration International
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Society of American Foresters
Society of Biology (UK)
Society of Systematic Biologists
Soil Science Society of America
Sudan Academy of Sciences
Sudanese National Academy of Science
Tanzania Academy of Sciences
The Wildlife Society (international)
Turkish Academy of Sciences
Uganda National Academy of Sciences
Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
World Federation of Public Health Associations
World Forestry Congress
World Health Organization
World Meteorological Organization
Zambia Academy of Sciences
Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences
We need a separate party for you conspiracy nuts to vote for
we could call it the Wingnuts Against Conspiracy Kinship Organization or some such.
Out there, in the land of the great unwashed, there are a plethora of political positions held by a plethora of voters or would be voters.
There are, of course, the committed activists who will fight to the end in pursuit of their perceived solution to mankind’s problems (real or imagined).
There are fiscal conservatives, red necks, religious nutters of various kind, and there are moderate activists.
But IMV, the majority of New Zealanders want a stable Government that runs down the centre white line (no pun or reference to Maoridom intended) – even among those who are committed both mentally and physically (in the sense of being actively involved) to a particular party.
As I have said several times before, more than 40 years ago Stuart Alsop wrote the definitive an analysis of the US electorate. His conclusion was that he who controlled the centre won. By and large it has been no different here, MMP notwithstanding. Let us be honest, when the economy was running at 110% (no thanks to Clark/Cullen, rather a confluence of fortunate circumstances) many would be middle roaders went with Cloak.
NZ now has a situation where the only political party talking acceptable (to a majority) economic policy is National. Yes, ACT has stiffened backbones, but the extreme right wing is in the clouds. On the other hand the red melons, the fringe groups rallying around labour are equally out of touch. They will have their own constituency, but they will never command centrist’s voters loyalty.
So what to do? John Key and Steven Joyce have plotted a course. It will not appeal to everyone in the centre or on the right. But it will appeal to soft left wingers, and the far right has nowhere else to go if they are to avoid a left take-over.
So wise up children. Look at and like the world as it is – not as you would wish it to be.
Yes dime all I would expect from a poor sod who is to disgusting for any women to touch without being well paid for the chore.
Nether mind dime I am sure there is a woman who will stoop that low for free somewhere in the world.
All the worlds scientists are in a big scam to steal funding by fudging their output and every founder of science is now also implicated in the giant scam
Almost the entire scientific community and worlds governments are trying to scam the population in a giant haox.
Or some of you are totally self deluded wingnuts that cry hoax only because of greed. You are frightened it might cost you a few dollars
Why not let the good people of Epsom, the North Shore and Ohariu work out whether to electorate vote for Seymour, Craig and Dunne. I am sure they are smart enough to work it out for themselves without a formal endorsement from John Key. Certainly the people of Epsom seem to know what to do.
As for a National/Maori Party majority. Forget it. I want the MP gone at the upcoming election. They are only in it for what they can get for Maori and they almost never vote with National except on confidence and supply (witness the setting to one side of the proposed employment law amendments). National would never get anything done. It simply would not work.
National to govern alone I say. At least let’s see if there is really enough support for the CCCP without a nod from John Key.
I think it’s very unlikely National will get to govern alone. There was a significant late shift against this happening last election.
Why not let the good people of Epsom, the North Shore and Ohariu work out whether to electorate vote for Seymour, Craig and Dunne.
That’s exactly how it works. Everyone can vote for whomever they want to. Endorsements and deals can signal possibilities but they can just as easily backfire. The voters end up deciding for themselves.
Michael Fox and Hamish Rutherford write for stuff.co.nz an article headlined – Police handling of John Banks may be probed
but it seems to no where mention the time restraint Police cited on investigating the issue, which actually begs the question – Why did the Police investigate it at all if law did not allow them to?
And from that, it is unclear why McCready could act on the matter if time-wise it fell outside Police consideration?
Other factors why Police may not be happy investigating “political” crimes –
1] The Labour Party card scam, involving around $800,000 – with NZ First still to repay $158,000 after Winston’s PR diversion of paying it to Starship Hospital who rejected stolen funds – the bastards just made a retrospective law change legitimizing their actions.
2] Was the initial complaint against John Banks not made by Trevor Mallard – two politiicians so why take it seriously?
Or Roger Brooking, “random” Wellington resident who is Friends on Facebook with Brian Edwards, Sue Kedgley, Clayton Cosgrove, Andrew Little and other “random” people?
3] When Police did produce a Report on Banks, the Prime Minister established its importance by frequently, adamantly and publicly refusing to read it.
4] In the current case, until Banks announced his solution to the impasse, the Judge accepted a date for sentencing which conferred on the matter all the procedural ramifications [by-election, party funding cuts] that Police fear touching
5] The Cunliffe secret fund, which when he returned money rather than “embarrass” the donor – the epitome of corrupting a Member of Parliament – meant the donation then became a secret six month loan outside Standing Orders, obviously breaking the spirit of the present law but not being covered by it [refer also to the case of Pants Down Brown]
6] the waste of Police time – refer to the speed of tectonic bloody plates and the progress to the Banks case, Bain, and Dotcom issues.
7] Perceived public permission, or “fair game” – where Dotcom is viewed by some to be similar to George Wilder, and it is OK for Ben Uffindell to be allocated $33,000 consequent to the apparent fraud that the Civilian Party is a serious Election contender, because it is money from a fixed budget.
No, the original budget is an over-estimated fraud.
Here’s what Andrew Little will get in the post from the IPCA.
Tuesday, 10 June 2018
Mr Andrew Little MP
Further to your complaint dated 10.06.2014.
I have now received from the Commissioner of Police the file of papers relating to your complaint for my independent review.
I note from it that the Police declined to lay charges of electoral fraud against one John Archibald Banks.
I also note that a Graham McCready subsequently brought a private prosecution against Mr Banks which resulted in him being found guilty of one charge of electoral fraud.
The issue here relates to the discretion enjoyed by the Commissioner of Police or his officers, in this case the Police in laying charges. The Police have the discretionary right not to lay charges. This discretionary right was clearly exercised in this case and it is not an issue I am able, or would wish, to take up with the Commissioner.
I am therefore unable to take this matter further but I thank you for bringing it to my attention.
The world added 2.6 million millionaire households last year, showing that the rich are getting richer and far more numerous, according to a report released Monday.
The total number of millionaire households in the world rose 19 percent last year, to 16.3 million households, according to Boston Consulting Group’s Global Wealth report. Millionaire households represent 1.1 percent of all households globally.
Thank you for #2437 in your series of warnings about Muslim immigration but there’s another subject that begs your attention.
You would have been passed out in your plate of potatoes before I knocked off work so I had to leave it until today to respond to your feeble attempts to whitewash the Tuam atrocities.
I feel your disappointment in that the Irish Times can no longer be relied upon to spin on behalf of the Catholic Church. It’s worse than you think…..other agents of the MSM have defected:
….”In 2001, the Washington Post reported:
Milotte, a senior reporter for the Irish television network
RTE, says life was particularly hard for the mothers in
these convents, which were largely self-sustaining due
to the women’s free labor but also received public
funding. It was quite a profitable business for the nuns.
They exploited the women for labor and then sold their
children for large amounts of money into adoption. The
priests and nuns received money from the adoptive
parents, who paid “confinement and medical costs”
associated with their child’s birth.
Where did the money go?” he wonders. “It sustained
the people who ran the institutions in a manner they
wouldn’t have otherwise enjoyed.” “…..
Australian PM Tony Abbott is putting together a coalition of like-minded countries to push back against the bogus climate change racket.
Tony Abbott seeks alliance to thwart President Obama on climate change policy
Tony Abbott is seeking a conservative alliance among “like-minded” countries, aiming to dismantle global moves to introduce carbon pricing, and undermine a push by US President Barack Obama to push the case for action through forums such as the G20.
Visiting Ottawa for a full day of talks with the conservative Canadian Prime Minister and close friend Stephen Harper, Mr Abbott flagged intentions to build a new centre-right alliance led by Canada, Britain and Australia along with India and New Zealand.
All five Commonwealth countries now have “centre-right”-leaning governments but it is Mr Abbott’s personal and philosophical closeness to Mr Harper that the Prime Minister regards as most important.
The combined front would attempt to counter recent moves by the Obama administration to lift the pace of climate change abatement via policies such as a carbon tax or state-based emissions trading. It is a calculated attempt to push back against what both leaders see as a left-liberal agenda in favour of higher taxes, unwise interventions to address global warming, and an unhealthy attitude of state intervention.
“……Or insanity. Those who are likely to look favourably at ACT’s policies are sufficiently intelligent to know that “homelessness” is the territory of the feckless & terminally socialist….”
Tha ACT Wagon is now chock-a-block full of the former chardonay socialists – the liberal metrosexual, gaycrowd, childless modfeminist, health ‘professionals’, academics ect.
These wankers think they’re better than their former chai latte Green brothers. But they just earn more – due of course to ‘their’ ACT party pushing National to privatise government services – to their employers – fellow ACT voting businessmen – like doctors & lawyers, health & education consultants, academics. Jobs for the boys & girls.
ACT now looks like it cares with this photo opportunity. Socialism as usual – but this time under the corporate banner. Riich pricks are on the gravy train this time.
Most Christians, including those who could be called conservative, vote National or Labour. The idea that they can all be mobilized to vote for one party is profoundly silly, though it’s a silliness that seems pervasive amongst the deeply ignorant anti-Christian bigots on KB. Even amongst conservative Evangelical voters, there is a wide range of political views from Right to Left on economic issues, so no one party can ever count on gaining anything near a serious majority of that voting block.
Combine this with the fact that the CP is not a Christian party, then any analysis of the Conservatives which indulges in the idea that they are somehow a reflection of Christian voting patterns is about as useful as tits on a bull. Perhaps less so.
National needs coalition partners and it needs more than one, so it is in National’s best interests, both for this election and the future, to cultivate both ACT and the CP.
This will not be a problem for National as some are claiming. Silly statements from ACT have never hurt National itself, and right now the CP is looking healthier than ACT is.
I hope to see both ACT and the Conservatives in Parliament and in coalition with National.
kowtow, Brendan O’Neill from Spiked Online, gets into it as well…
For proof of the maxim that ‘A lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on’, look no further than the Tuam 800 dead babies story. Courtesy of a modern media that seems more interested in titillating readers with gorno than giving us cool facts, and thanks to a Twittermob constantly on the hunt for things it might feel ostentatiously outraged by, the story about babies being dumped in an old, out-of-use septic tank by nuns at a home for ‘fallen women’ in Tuam in Galway made waves in every corner of the globe. Then, a few days later, having finally strapped its boots on, the truth – or at least a more sober analysis of what might have really happened in Tuam – staggered on to the stage. And it was a very different story to the fact-lite, fury-heavy tale that had already gone round the world.
On almost every level, the news reports in respectable media outlets around the world were plain wrong. Most importantly, the constantly repeated line about the bodies of 800 babies having been found was pure mythmaking. The bodies of 800 babies had not been found, in the septic tank or anywhere else. Rather, Corless had speculated in her research that the 796 children who died at the home had been buried in unmarked plots (common practice for illegitimate children in Ireland in the early to mid-twentieth century) and that some might have been put in the tank in which two boys in 1975 saw human remains.
The septic tank on the grounds of the former home have not been excavated. No babies have been ‘found in a septic tank’, as the Washington Post, Guardian and others claimed. The claim that the babies were ‘dumped’ into some kind of sewage system is wrong, too. Corless says the nuns ‘made a crypt out of the old septic tank’. She now says her research has been ‘widely misrepresented’ and that she ‘never used the word “dumped”’ to describe the possible placing of some dead children into a makeshift crypt (‘possible’ being the operative word).
More to the point, it’s actually not possible that all 800 dead babies are in this tank-cum-crypt, as pretty much every media outlet has claimed. Mainly because, as the Irish Times reports, the septic tank was still in use up to 1937, 12 years after the home opened, during which time 204 of the 796 deaths occurred – and ‘it seems impossible’, the paper says, ‘that more than 200 bodies could have been put in a working sewage tank’. Also, the Irish Times spoke to one of the men who in 1975, when he was 10 years old, disturbed the former septic tank and saw skeletal remains, and he says now that ‘there was no way there were 800 skeletons down that hole. Nothing like that number.’ He says there were ‘about 20’. Maybe his memory is fuzzy, but so far he is the only eyewitness we know of to this alleged pit of 800 dead babies in a tank in Tuam.
So the widely made claim that the bodies of 800 babies had been found in Tuam is not true; no excavation has taken place. The claim that the babies were ‘dumped’ in a tank is not true, according to Corless herself. And the notion that the babies were hurled in with sewage is not correct – apparently the tank had been turned into a crypt. Yet none of these recent revelations, or Corless’s public angst at the widespread warping of her findings, has put a stop to the Heart of Darkness-style coverage of Tuam’s evil, mysterious tank.
Worth reading the whole thing.
He also gets into the lies about the infamous Magdalene Laundries, including the book Don’t Ever Tell by Kathy O’Beirne (who claimed she was at the laundries and which turned out not to be true) and the lies around the Letterfrack Industrial School.
Wikipedia does a good run down of Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home
On 6 June, two senior Gardaí were appointed to lead a “fact-finding” mission. They were asked to gather all surviving records and to carry out preliminary tests on the suspected mass grave. Gardaí said there was no criminal investigation as yet because there was no evidence of a crime, but senior sources said the review may change that.
…”It is only the Catholic ones in which the bigots want to show their “compassion”. “….
We take aim at the targets in front of us kowtow & your lot seem to provide ample opportunities.
Yet, if you are serious in wanting to know why you get so much stick consider your reaction when abortion or euthanasia comes up for discussion. Then all life becomes incredibly precious, in total contrast say, to the actions of a group of religious maniacs only a few decades past.
It is the unbelievable level of hypocrisy, cant & two faced crap that trips you up.
The nine-year investigation found that Catholic priests and nuns for decades terrorised thousands of boys and girls in the Irish Republic, while government inspectors failed to stop the chronic beatings, rape and humiliation.
The high court judge Sean Ryan today unveiled the 2,600-page final report of Ireland’s commission into child abuse, which drew on testimony from thousands of former inmates and officials from more than 250 church-run institutions. Police were called to the news conference amid angry scenes as victims were prevented from attending.
More than 30,000 children deemed to be petty thieves, truants or from dysfunctional families – a category that often included unmarried mothers – were sent to Ireland’s austere network of industrial schools, reformatories, orphanages and hostels from the 1930s until the last facilities shut in the 1990s.
They don’t know how many of the dead children finished up in the septic tank but we do know none have a head stone.
Par for the course – the animals running the shop were legally compelled to obtain death certificates but having been born out of wedlock there was no baptism and no christian burial so dead children were routinely tossed into what we’d call an offal pit.
btw, I’m a baptised, communed and confirmed left footer.
Griff, we know nothing of the sort.
We know that around 800 children died at the home over a period of many years at a time when life expectancy was very low. We don’t know how many are buried on the grounds of the home. Perhaps a disused tank was used as a crypt – we don’t know that either; or how many bodies might be inside. The only person to have ever looked inside, says maybe 20.
I don’t see what the kerfuffle is about. As the historian explained, many children died in those days of many different diseases: tuberculosis, convulsions, measles, whooping cough, influenza, bronchitis and meningitis, among other illnesses.
What do you think would have been done with the bodies? Cremation? The Church did not believe in cremation at that time. SO, of course they were buried. What is so strange about that?
We also know that there was no effort on the behalf on the church to mark or even record the place.
The grave site was discovered in 1975 by a couple of young boys before then there was no evidence of the burials and even after the graves were marked and commented by locals not the church.
The deaths were recorded the mass grave site was not.
“And now, Seamus O’Connor has just filed a report , outlining all the care and attention given to unwed mothers and their children in the state sponsored Atheist homes for the poor..
“So Seamus, what can you tell us about these atheist homes?”
“Well, despite searching for the past three months, going through all the international records, there appears to be no homes – that is, absolutely zero – of homes sponsored or funded or staffed by atheists on a worldwide scale. In fact, many non-religious and atheist families send their pregnant daughters to those terrible Catholic homes for the poor and turn their backs on them.”
“Seamus – are you sure? We have had so many reports and complaints from atheists over many years about how terrible these Catholic homes are , that surely they would have risen to the occasion and developed their own care for these unfortunate people?”
“Well yes, I would have thought so too – but they seem to prefer to turn their backs on those in need, while criticising and denigrating those other institutions, state, catholic and other religious ones who do their best – inadequate though it is, to try to help these poor people. All is far from perfect in these homes – the people are after all subject to human weaknesses the same as the rest of us, but I suppose at least they try. This is Seamus O’Connor, reporting for the Irish News Agency”
“Thank you for that report, Seamus. In breaking news, we are fielding literally hundreds of calls from atheists who are complaining about the bias in our reporting.””
You might still be spinning Fletch. Unless one is a Godnutter what happens to a body pales into insignificance against small children being denied their chance at life:
….”a local medical inspector and went into Bessboro [the Sacred Hearts home in Cork] because he had heard stories of staggering numbers of children dying. He went in for an inspection. The nuns thought they were being clever and put nice clean white linens in the babies’ cots, but when their backs were turned, he pulled down the covers and discovered there were outbreaks of Streptococcus going around, and masses of children lying around infected. That would explain in certain years like that we’re seeing such a high death rate.”…..
My maternal grandmother was Irish Catholic, her grandmother born here of Irish stock, her grandfather from Galway. My grandmother did not raise my mother (an only child) to be Catholic, my grandmothers’ sister did not raise her only son as Catholic either. My grandmother had a brother interred as an epileptic imbecile due I think to problems at birth, who I found in an unmarked grave in Nelson (although consecrated) where there had been a sanatorium, he died of pneumonia, the records also stated family unknown. Awful times for everyone, not just Catholics (although they were) and not just in Ireland. My grandmother hated the nuns of the convent.
….”, there appears to be no homes – that is, absolutely zero – of homes sponsored or funded or staffed by atheists “….
I think I may be able to help you out on that one. Atheists generally have sufficient love & compassion not to throw their teenage daughters onto the street or into a workhouse laundry because they happen to get pregnant. Only those semi advanced societies where Skyfairies set morality & rules have a need for baby factories & the like. 🙂
nasska (10,119 comments) says:
June 10th, 2014 at 1:46 pm
‘I think I may be able to help you out on that one. Atheists generally have sufficient love & compassion not to throw their teenage daughters onto the street or into a workhouse laundry because they happen to get pregnant. Only those semi advanced societies where Skyfairies set morality & rules have a need for baby factories & the like. 🙂 ‘
I guess if you plough through the records of the Atheistic Soviet Union, or the Iron Curtain countries that the atheists ruled, I’m sure you’ll find records there – about mass excutions, forced abortions, indoctrinations………
Next you’ll tell me they learnt it all from the Catholic Church. 🙂
1907: Dr. Peter Bryce, Medical Inspector for the Department of Indian Affairs, tours the residential schools of western Canada and British Columbia and writes a scathing report on the “criminal” health conditions there. Bryce reports that native children are being deliberately infected with diseases like tuberculosis, and are left to die untreated, as a regular practice. He cites an average death rate of 40% in the residential schools.
Although I’m most certainly off to the Dante’s second circle (lust) I console my self with with the notion that the apologists are Bolgia bound and the perpetrators of the horrors will end up in Judecca.
Efforts to shut down discussion of possible radical Islamic activities at the Christchurch mosque continue.
In today’s Christchurch Press a letter writer takes the newspaper to task for its initial report last Thursday responding to overseas statements that two Australians killed in Yemen had been radicalised at the Christchurch mosque.
The Christchurch Press followed this with an editorial on Saturday virtually denying the pair could have been radicalised at the mosque.
The letter today in the newspaper today praises the editorial but purports to rubbish the initial report on THursday.
The fact is that initial report on Thursday was a gutless PR slab of words defending the mosque and almost ridiculing the claim by the Australians that the pair killed by Yemen drones were radicalised at the Christchurch mosque.
The multiculturalists and Islamicists are out to ban any New Zealand non-Muslim questioning of Islamic activities.
It is a disgrace that the Fairfax-owned Christchurch Press appears to be going along with this. Fairfax should resite it in Mecca.
Peru has approved the highly controversial expansion of the Camisea gas project onto the land of uncontacted Amazon tribes – despite international outrage, the resignation of three ministers, and condemnation by the United Nations and international human rights organizations.
Peru’s Ministry of Culture, tasked with protecting the country’s indigenous population, has approved plans by oil and gas giants Pluspetrol (Argentina), Hunt Oil (US) and Repsol (Spain) to detonate thousands of explosive charges, drill exploratory wells and allow hundreds of workers to flood into the Nahua-Nanti Reserve, located just 100km from Machu Picchu.
The expansion could decimate the uncontacted tribes living in the reserve, as any contact between gas workers and the Indians is likely to result in the spread of diseases or epidemics to which the Indians lack immunity.
When oil giant Shell first started explorations in the area, it led to the death of nearly half the Nahua tribe. One Nahua man recounted, ‘Many, many people died. People dying everywhere, like fish after a stream has been poisoned. People left to rot along stream banks, in the woods, in their houses. That terrible illness!’
“Promoters of the mini-nukes idea have also supported their claim with news stories of nuclear contamination in landfills near New York City, ignoring the fact that the stories were about radium contamination from industrial equipment. etc, etc ”
Dr Steven Jones
The fact is that initial report on Thursday was a gutless PR slab of words defending the mosque and almost ridiculing the claim by the Australians that the pair killed by Yemen drones were radicalised at the Christchurch mosque.
“gutless PR slab of words” is part of an opinion, not a fact.
“Promoters of the mini-nukes idea have also supported their claim with news stories of nuclear contamination in landfills near New York City, ignoring the fact that the stories were about radium contamination from industrial equipment. etc, etc ”
Radium contamination doesn’t account the the excess heat at “ground zero”.
Steven Jones is a shill. He was involved in suppressing cold fusion when Fleishmann and Pons first got started.
A message to all NZ MPs who are opposed to corruption:
WE NEED THE EPSOM BY-ELECTION TO HELP KEEP THE PUBLIC SPOTLIGHT ON CORRUPTION!
MPS who are opposed to corruption, should NOT support the upcoming vote (which needs 75% of MPs – 91 MPs) to prevent this Epsom by-election going ahead!
Please make your voices heard – ASAP!
10 June 2014
PRESS RELEASE FROM ANTI-CORRUPTION ‘PUBLIC WATCHDOG’ PENNY BRIGHT –
“Why I support Graham McCready’s call for an Epsom by-election.”
I, Penny Bright, ‘anti-corruption and anti-privatisation Public Watchdog’ support the call of private prosecutor Graham McCready, for MPs to support a by-election in Epsom, and NOT to provide this National Government with the numbers to make up the 91 MPs (75%) required to STOP this by-election.
In my considered opinion, any public monies spent on this Epsom by-election, will NOT be a ‘waste of money’ – but an investment in the fight against corruption in New Zealand ‘perceived to be the least corrupt country in the world’.
The general election will focus on many issues, but a by-election in Epsom will help keep a huge public spotlight specifically on corrupt practices such as electoral fraud – which have apparently been ‘common practice’.
Where vested interests get their way at ‘policy’ level – before legislation is passed which serves their interests.
‘State capture’ obtains when a small number of firms (or such entities as the military) is able to shape the rules of the game to its advantage through massive illicit, and non-transparent provision of private benefits to officials and politicians. Examples of such behaviour include the ability to control legislative votes, to obtain favourable executive decrees and court decisions. A relatively new concept, the main proponents being World Bank researchers, it echoes that of ‘crony capitalism’ and covers cases where high-level corruption is pervasive. (See military-industrial complex; clientelism.)
(That’s how the NZ Business Round Table (BRT) used to do it – by focusing on ‘policy’, pretending that their greedy self-interest was somehow in the ‘national interest’, and pushing for legislation from which they profited.
The BRT mantra that ‘public was bad – private was good’ helped to frame the ‘Rogernomics’ legislation which allowed the commercialisation, corporatisation and privatisation of public assets, a number of which (or shares of which) ended up in the hands of BRT members.)
Where can you check for ‘State capture?
Read the ‘Regulatory Impact Statements / Regulatory Impact Reports and find out with whom the policy analysts have been ‘consulting’ and treating as ‘independent third-parties – when they actually have and are vested interests ….
How about ‘post-separation employment?
The ‘revolving door’ between public office and employment in the private sector.
Post-separation employment is the situation where a public official leaves the public sector and obtains employment in the private sector.
The principle underlying the management of post-separation employment is the need to ensure that public sector decisions are made only on their merits and not compromised by extraneous considerations or personal interests.
The Department of Premier and Cabinet Personnel Handbook refers to this issue in Section 8-12:
Employees should not use their position to obtain opportunities for future employment. They should not allow themselves or their work to be influenced by plans for, or offers of, employment outside the department.
There should be a mandatory ‘quarantine period’ of 18 months to 2 years, between leaving Ministerial or senior public service positions and taking up a job in the private sector where you can be seen to be using your previous contacts and influence to ‘feather your own nest’.
Want to get up to speed with a comparison of anti-corruption legislative frameworks between Australia, NZ, UK, Canada and USA and compare it with that of New Zealand?
Please be reminded that New Zealand has STILL yet to ratify the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).
Minister of Justice Judith Collins’ ‘Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Legislation’ Bill, the passage of which is required before NZ can ratify UNCAC has yet to surface on the Parliamentary Order Paper.
This 50th Parliament has 5 sitting weeks left …
New Zealand desperately needs a genuinely Independent Commission Against Corruption – like the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) was established by the NSW Government in 1989 in response to growing community concern about the integrity of public administration in NSW.
The ICAC’s principal functions are set out in the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988. In summary, they are:
to investigate and expose corrupt conduct in the NSW public sector
to actively prevent corruption through advice and assistance, and
to educate the NSW community and public sector about corruption and its effects.
The jurisdiction of the ICAC extends to all NSW public sector agencies (except the NSW Police Force) and employees, including government departments, local councils, members of Parliament, ministers, the judiciary and the governor. The ICAC’s jurisdiction also extends to those performing public official functions.
PRESS RELEASE FROM GRAHAM McCREADY – WHY HE SUPPORTS AN EPSOM BY-ELECTION:
10 June 2014
Graham Edward Mc Cready, New Zealand Citizen, Kiwi Patriot and sucessfull prvate prosecutor of the one honorarable John Archbald Banks call for ALL Membres of Parkiament including our most able and ehically corect Prima Minsister John Key to vote to hold a bi-election in Epson following the exit from tghe halls of power of Mr Banks.
‘I am a -political when it comes to the law. I do not belong to any political party. I am by the way a long term Labour Party supporter who helped Trevor Mallard in his first campaign in Hutt South. But the whole Banks private prosecution continued to the point it did because Banks held the Epson seat propping up the Key Government.
Had Banks adopted the wisdom of Trevor Mallard and offered as soon as he was summoned to plead guilty to a lessor non indictable charge that in December 2012 would have been accepted and amongst other things would have saved the Country a two year distraction and also my health.
There are thousands of fellow Kiwis who do not vote. One of the reasons is their view that all politicians are a bunch of corrupt bastards not worthy of their support.
The Epson mad hatters tea party and subsequent court proceedings are a stain on the political life of the Nation that needs expunging.
Voting not to hold a bi-election on expediency just tells the average Joe citizen that it is business as usual.
The electorate through a Bi -Election in Epson needs the opportunity to voice their anger at their elected leaders and elect a candidate in Epson free of all the ACT balderdash.
It will focus and address all the issues that have come out of the Banks court case that will be lost forever in a General Election
I call on all MPs to vote accordingly’
Graham Edward Mc Cready
Concerned New Zealand Citizen
Judge Jeanine to Obama: ‘Your Actions Demand Impeachment’
In last night’s Opening Statement, Judge Jeanine slammed President Barack Obama’s decision to trade five Gitmo detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, saying that Obama is not a true commander-in-chief and that his actions demand impeachment.
Prostitutes more than double their earnings by moonlighting as currency traders in Puerto Cabello. They are the foreign exchange counter for sailors in a country where buying and selling dollars in the streets is a crime — and prostitution isn’t.
Greenbacks in the black market are worth 11 times more than the official rate as dollars become more scarce in an economy that imports 70 percent of the goods it consumes.
“I’d imagine that the British royal family weren’t exactly welcome in Ireland in the 30s, 40s, and 50s, so I’m hoping that they are in the clear here.”
In the 30’s the King was still Head of state of the Irish Free state. For political reasons, I imgine there were no invites to visit.It would have been the gummint not wanting them. I’d warrant the royal family would have been welcomed by a majority of the people of the island, north and south.
As an indication of popular loyalty in Dublin British legion commemorative marches were very well attended in Dublin up to the late ’30s.
Yes oh great retardist nom de plume who bravely attacks all progressives with his gnashing gums and lightning fast dribbles of incontinence.
You can totally divine who “Griff” is and his achievements in the real world by his pseudonyms output on KB oh great leader of the conservative hoards.
get a life you silly old nutter and try hard to think for once.
ie how many other posters go totally against the tide of this blog and insist that AGW is a real threat.
Lots ..EH sycophant liking blogger of the retard site trolly pooh.
I doubt you would stay for long on here if you did not have the hoards of sycophantic up ticks your faithful crew of retards give your pathetic attempts at debate oh senseless old fart of the authoritarian nuttiness.
Tick wanking 😆 projecting much
We know who has the fetish for that.
Redtard of the mysterious up tick wanking on whale
Didn’t that pathetic little trick get you banned?
Ops it was the bullshit you spurted when caught by admin running multiple up ticking sock puppets that actually had you deemed persona non grata,
This is fun redbaiter keep going.
Nadal winning French Open number nine has got me thinking . . .
Nadal has just turned 28 and Djokovic is about 27. At what age and how long will it be from now before the first journalist describes them as ‘veterans’? It wouldn’t be 100% OTT to apply the label now – but it will be interesting to see when the balance of opinion shifts to moving them into the ‘old age pro tennis player’ category.
And according to classic tennis theory – both are at an age where grand slam wins become less frequent no matter what your name is or what surface you play on. Nadal in 2015 will be able to brag cleaning up on clay despite closing in on age thirty – adding advancing years to the long list of opponents that he defeats along the way.
In the year 2013, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in Oregon and said:
“Once again, the earth has become evil and I see the end of all flesh before me. Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing along with a few good humans.” He gave Noah the blueprints, saying: “You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights.”
Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard – but no Ark. “Noah!” He roared, “I’m about to start the rain! Where is the Ark?” “Forgive me, Lord,” begged Noah, “but things have changed.”
“I needed a Building Permit.”
“I’ve been arguing with the Boat Inspector
about the need for a sprinkler system.”
“My neighbors claim that I’ve violated the
Neighborhood By-Laws by building the Ark in my back garden and exceeding the height limitations. We had to go to the Local Planning Committee for a decision.”
“Then the Local Council and the Electric Company demanded a boat load of money for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark’s move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear nothing of it.”
“Getting the wood was another problem. There’s a ban on cutting local trees in order to save the Greater Spotted Barn Owl. I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the owls – but no go!”
“When I started gathering the animals the ASPCA took me to court. They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. They argued the accommodations were too restrictive, and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space.”
“Then the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that I couldn’t build the Ark until they’d conducted an environmental impact study on your proposed flood.”
“I’m still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on how many minorities I’m supposed to hire for my building crew.”
“Immigration are checking the Visa status of most of the people who want to work.”
“The Trades Unions say I can’t use my sons. They insist I have to hire only Union workers with ark-building experience.”
“To make matters worse, the Internal Revenue Service seized all my assets, claiming I’m trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species.”
“So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish this Ark.”
“Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine, and a rainbow stretched across the sky.”
Noah looked up in wonder and asked,
“You mean you’re not going to destroy the world?”
“No,” said the Lord.” The Government beat me to it.”
“Murphy drops some buttered toast on the kitchen floor. It lands butter-side-up.
He looks at what he has done in astonishment, for he knows it’s a law of nature that buttered toast always falls butter-down.
He rushes round to the presbytery to fetch the priest. He tells the priest that he thinks a miracle has happened round at his flat.
He won’t say what it is but wants Fr Flannagan to see it with his own eyes. He brings Fr Flannagan into the kitchen and asks him what he sees on the floor.”
““Well,” says the priest, “it’s pretty obvious what we have here. Someone dropped some buttered toast, and then for some reason flipped it over so that the butter was on top.”” “No, Father, I dropped it and it landed like that.”
“Well,” Fr Flannagan says, “it’s certainly a natural law of the universe that dropped toast never falls butter side up. But it’s not for me to say it’s a miracle. I’ll report the matter to the bishop, and have him send people round, to interview you, take photos, etc.”
An investigation of some rigour is conducted, not only by priests of the archdiocese but by scientists sent from the Curia in Rome. The final ruling is a negative, however. It reads:
““It was certainly an extraordinary event that occurred in Murphy’s room, quite outside the normal run of the phenomena.
Yet we have to be very cautious before ruling any happening miraculous, ruling out all possible natural explanations.
In this case we declared no miracle. For it was possibly the result of Murphy, who buttered the toast on the wrong side!!.”
Paddy and Colleen were making passionate love in Paddy’s minivan when suddenly Colleen, being a bit on the kinky side, yells out, “Oh big boy, whip me, whip me!”
Paddy, not wanting to pass up this unique opportunity, obviously did not have any whips on hand, but in a flash of inspiration, he opens the window, snaps the antenna off his van and proceeds to whip Colleen until they both collapse in ecstasy.
About a week later, Colleen notices that the marks left by the whipping are starting to fester a bit so she goes to the doctor. The doctor takes one look at the wounds and asks, “Did you get these marks having sex?”
Colleen, a little embarrassed that she has slept with Paddy (let alone that she allowed the kinky boy to whip her) eventually admits that, yes, she did.
Nodding his head knowingly, the doctor exclaims, “I thought so, because in all my years as a doctor, you’ve got the worst case of van aerial disease that I’ve ever seen!!!!.”
Redbaiter (6,900 comments) says:
June 10th, 2014 at 4:39 pm “You can totally divine who “Griff” is”
Someone who knows told me you have at least three or four accounts on Kiwiblog, so whatever down ticks I may get I know that three or four of them came from you, you cheating coward.
Complete BS even by your standards ” Someone who knows” must either; work for DPF in which case Griff would be banned, or be Griff himself.
Zero credibility with that claim and smacks of desperation to even suggest it
A guy is browsing in a pet shop, and sees a parrot sitting
on a little perch.
It doesn’t have any feet or legs.
The guy says aloud, ‘Jeesh, I wonder what happened to
The parrot says, ‘I was born this way. I’m a defective parrot.’
‘Holy crap,’ the guy replies. ‘You actually understood and answered me. !’
‘I got every word,’ says the parrot. ‘I happen to be a highly intelligent, and a thoroughly educated bird’
‘Oh yeah?’ the guy asks. ‘Then answer this, how do you hang onto your perch, without any feet.?’
‘Well,’ the parrot says, ‘this is very embarrassing, but since you asked, I wrap my weenie around this wooden bar,
like a little hook. You can’t see it, because of my feathers.’
‘Wow,’ says the guy. ‘You really can understand, and can speak English, can’t you.?’
‘Actually, I speak both Spanish and English, and I can converse with reasonable competence on almost any topic,
politics, religion, sports, physics, philosophy. I’m especially good at ornithology. You really ought to buy me, I’d be a great companion.’
The guy looks at the $200.00 price tag. ‘Sorry, but I just can’t afford that.’
‘Pssssssst,’ says the parrot, ‘I’m defective, so the truth is, nobody wants me, cause I don’t have any feet. You can probably get me for $20, just make the guy an offer.!’
The guy offers $20, and walks out with the parrot.
Weeks go by. The parrot is sensational.
He has a great sense of humor, he’s interesting, he’s a great pal, he understands everything, he sympathizes, and
The guy is delighted.
One day the guy comes home from work, and the parrot goes , ‘Psssssssssssst,’ and motions him over with one wing.
‘I don’t know if I should tell you this or not, but it’s about your wife, and the UPS man.’
‘What are you talking about,?’ asks the guy.
‘When the UPS man delivered a package today, your wife greeted him at the door, in a sheer black nightie.’
‘WHAT???’ the guy asks incredulously.
‘THEN what happened?’
‘Well, then the UPS man came into the house, and lifted up her nightie, and began petting her all over,’ reported
‘NO!’ he exclaims, ‘and she let him.?’ ‘Yes. Then he continued taking off the nightie, got down
on his knees, and began to kiss her all over.’
Then the frantic guy demands, ‘THEN WHAT HAPPENED.?’
DUNNO?!? I got a hard-on, and fell off my perch.!’
‘I am a -political when it comes to the law. I do not belong to any political party. I am by the way a long term Labour Party supporter who helped Trevor Mallard in his first campaign in Hutt South.
Hmm, so where was Mr. McCready when Labour resolutely refused to sack Taito Philip Field while he was before the court for corruption (prior to his subsequent conviction)?
Where was he when Labour and NZ First breached electoral law on multiple occasions?
How can he say on the one hand he is “apolitical” yet in the same breath confess he is a long time Labour supporter?? It sounds like he is cut from the same cloth as the anti-corruptionNational campaigner, Penny Bright. 🙂
Nadal could go close to Federer’s record- all depends on injuries/how his body holds up really..
Djokovic is a fine player also- Could consider himself slightly unlucky to be playing in the Nadal/Fed era?
Enjoy these pics of Maria celebrating while you mull it over
After my little session of whackobaiting redbaiter I was trying not to be so blunt
We don’t want to be the ones who drove the poor old dude over the edge.
who knows what damage he could do with his Zimmer frame and an often patched Sarah Palin blow up doll.
One shudders to think of the potential injury’s inflicted on a poor unsuspecting progg hippie Marxist scum sucker quietly going about his business.
thedavincimode (6,229 comments) says:
January 16th, 2011 at 1:38 pm
Meanwhile, across the Pacific, somewhere in the mid West –
Red “Judgement Day’ baiter lept to his feet, the M60 snug against His hip. Almost nonchalantly, He thrust His left foot forward against the dying leftist scum prostrate before Him and braced Himself before squeezing the trigger. The M60 commie killer leapt into life chattering into an ear-splitting crescendo while it spewed a torrent of HOT LEAD at the anti-democracy progressive leftist homo scum hand-wringing themselves towards His position. The ammo belt slid over His lightly greased left forearm. Almost inexplicably it occurred to him that although KY was the first thing He always packed when going away with His boys in case He got into a tight situation, this use wasn’t what He’d originally had in mind.
Almost as suddenly as it had leapt into life, the M60 stopped. The ‘death click’. A hail of angry HOT LEAD immediately descended on him; whining, cursing and spitting at him. “Like those lefty progressive scum on Kiwiblog” He thought. He stood there for a moment longer; defiantly, before ducking to cover. What to do now? “RELOAD”, Sarah’s voice seemed to hiss in his ear.
He turned to His companion for another belt of LEAD DEATH, only to find him cowering in the dirt, jabbering incoherently. “Kris, Kris, of all people” he cursed.
He grimaced and slumped, head in hands. It wasn’t the temple wound. “Hell, it was just a flesh wound” He muttered to Himself. The bullet had gone straight through and exited cleanly out the other side. He knew that as long as he kept a level head there would be no further blood loss. “I get worse headaches reading Kiwiblog” He snorted to himself.
No, it wasn’t the temple wound. It was the realisation, whoops, “realization” He corrected himself, that yet again He was the only One holding the line. “First those soft-cocks from Westboro Baptist didn’t even front at the LZ as promised. Some bullshit about a bring-a-cake fund-raiser. And now Kris”. An almost overwhelming sense of desolation and despair threatened to drown him.
But then he felt it. The sudden warmth emanating from his left breast where He had taped Sarah’s swimsuit photo. “Would She get my letter?” He wondered, thinking of the envelope also taped over His heart and addressed: ‘To Be Opened in the Event of My Glorious Death in a Hail of HOT LEAD Whilst Killing Marxist Scum’. “Would She do the eulogy? What if She had a conflicting appointment at the hairdresser?” “Would She tweet?”
He shook himself back to his senses. “No time for that; you’re carrying on like some progressive homo scum”.
He poised, knowing what awaited him Him but also knowing that He would take a lot more of them with Him. But before He could leap to His feet for the final defiant charge to glory, a familiar voice interrupted Him.
“Russell, for the tenth time your dinner is ready. And its the 16th today and if you haven’t put the rubbish out and done the dishes by nine o’clock, then you can go without it for another month …”
A 13-year-old boy has been charged with murder over today’s death of Auckland dairy owner Arun Kumar.
The Herald reported that Mr Tuapiki (a local man), “said he wasn’t surprised to hear the incident was a stabbing, because a youth had been threatening people on the street with a large knife yesterday afternoon, asking for cigarettes.”
And none of them passed this information on to the police, it seems.
I wonder whether the 13-year old is some skinny teen or a beefy, 90 kg, 1.80-cm-tall man-child…
We only found out about it when he started crying one day after an excessively enthusiastic session of worship punctured it.
.Please never mention seeing Russia as it results in red taking to the doll again and always ends in yet another puncture for the poor inflatable.
Let’s see where this story goes. Maybe some good may come of it in the end, such as greater community involvement and greater powers to individuals to take initiatives in looking after their neighbourhoods.
Begs the question regarding murderers and rehabilitation I guess and being accepted back into normal society after sentence end or are the words normal and murderer an oxymoron? What on earth do you do with kids of that age.
So I’m cycling along a main road at around 30km/h late at night – and one clown in a 4WD catches me – ok – and then fucking sits behind me – WTF is this prick fuckin doing mate ?? He’s done 50 or whatever – seen me – and now what – he’s driving at 30 sitting behind me ? Fucking queer cunt. I stare backwards at this idiot – like – hello – I’m not thick I know you’re there being some kind of weirdo fuckwit – and finally he drives on. Some of these headcases are unbelievable. That’s rude in my book stalking behind a cyclist at 30km/h in your 4WD – fuck off eh ? No reason for it that I can think of. I hate weirdos like that.
Longknives – yep – fascinating to see how the next 2-3 years plays out for Nadal and to see how many he finishes with. All kinds of questions – things like – when will he have won his last French Open ? His last grand slam ? How long will he play on for ?
Djokovic – unlucky – I don’t know how you go about deciding if he’s lucky or not – drop him into the 90s, would he have cleaned up against Sampras ? The 80s – Lendl, Becker and Edberg ? Hard to say.
Sharapova just doesn’t do a lot for me. There’s better looking better presented chicks on the WTA – and after ‘getting to know’ her with interviews etc unfortunately she’s ‘become a person’ – she’s like one of the guys or something. You know that there’s dudes out there who would love to root her with her shrieking like she’s just cracked a crosscourt forehand winner eh ? Sickos.
And it will be reported, in this case and in general through crime statistics. How does broadcasting a stereotype to an audience before the facts are known help? Well that doesn’t of course. It just reinforces directly in minds, and therefore makes it more likely in the real world in subtle ways.