Monday, August 30, 2010

Read All About it: Graphic detail, Sleaze and Innuendo from the Courts

Sleaze, innuendo and gory graphic detail read out in an Australian court. More detail here.

And we cannot report suicide as suicide in this country.

21st Century cultural ploys

Local Maori are claiming a big section of Cape Kidnappers land owned by American billionaire Julian Robertson

Not getting a cut of the foreshore and seabed? Look like losing out in the Great 2010 Racist Handout of Sovereignty and Separatism?
"That area has great significance for our people, Ngati Hawea," ... "Our people were actually camped up that way for all those years before Captain Cook came along.

Then claim the private land owned for generations was stolen.
If the court rules in ... favour, it would set a precedent that could apply to other reserve lands around New Zealand

These people will stop at nothing to establish their tenuous links to the foreshore and seabed. The unfortunate thing is that we have a government that will facilitate the passing of the seabed to them. A loss to all non-ethnics in this country who are deemed to be nothing but oppressive colonists.

Absolutely disgusting. World class cultural ploys in the 21st century.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Crocodile tears

Newmarket Business Association chief executive Cameron Brewer said commuters were being advised to stay well clear of Newmarket over the weekend, meaning already struggling businesses would miss out on one of the busiest shopping days of the year

Who shops in that over-hyped overpriced precinct?

Instead of replacing the narrow 50 year old motorway viaduct across the valley at a quarter of a billion dollars, nobody would miss it if the place was obliterated with fill from the cross-harbour tunnel. And the loss of the self-proclaimed Mare of Newmarket would be a good thing.

Just when you think you've seen it all...

Was over in the suicide capital of NZ this arvo picking the missus up from her week long sojourn bronzing herself on the Gold coast when this over-sized gas guzzling black Beemer Remuera tractor pulls alongside at the lights. With personalised plates.

"POO DR" it read. I kid you not. Wonder what he does for a living?

And I thought I'd seen it all...

Look what crawled out from under the rocks

The wrecker of the New Zealand economy. Doing a flip-flop on wanting a republic. I thought he had died he'd been so quiet on his Liarbour-Lite tenure of patronage, but is now seen to be lining himself up for Prez of New Zealand should HRH pop her clogs.

And this villain who does not want reporting of suicides. Because of his daughter. There are thousands out of parents out there Mr Triple-Dipper, who do want reporting of people topping themselves reported as what they are. No pussy footing around, but as a suicide, without the detail, not as "Mr Plod does not regard the death as suspicious". And that includes this blogger who has over the years witnessed first hand the results of more than a few such incidents.

Pity the rocks were not heavy enough to keep these creatures hidden.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

From the shed: Tools explained

Fresh off the wire:

DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.

WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light . Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh sh--!'

SKIL SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.

PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.

BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.

HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle... It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.

VISE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

OXY-ACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.

TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.

HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes , trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.

BAND SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.

TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.

PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.

STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.

PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.

HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short.

HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit.

UTILITY KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.

SON-OF-A-BITCH TOOL: (A personal favourite!!) Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling 'Son of a BITCH!' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.

I hope you found this informative.

'Brutal' - A NACTional Minister?

Well I never. A NACTional minister being accused of being brutal.
brutal funding cuts

would leave it with half of the money it had before

Tolley was unapologetic over the cuts

And so they should. It is user pays these days for the breeders, not state provided daycare.
You have your decisions to make around your budgeting. As minister, I have my decisions to make around my budgeting

The rising costs were unsustainable

You have a philosophical point of view and I respect that.

But I can't afford to pay for it.

About bloody time the cloth was brutally cut to meet the budget. Wait for the screams of 'Won't someone think of the children' from the unionised. Next stop, those that won't implement National Standards.

18 months overdue, but those at the helm might be listening at last. After all, they have an election to win in 12 months.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Te Weather dredging the bottom of the barrel

Just watching Te Weather on One. There is this thing flashing his pearly whites reading out the temperatures du jour trying hard to look nice for his fans.

Absolutely sickening. Thank God I haven't eaten yet.

I must be getting old. Time for another red.

Tapping the grief for revenue

Feilding has suffered enough tragedy in recent weeks

Random check points in Feilding and the surrounding area picked up five drink drivers last night
Tapping the grief, the audacity of the revenue gatherers know no bounds.


Once again the Fielding sub-editor's spell checker is functioning well...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Drunk driver can't stand the heat from the public

says she has been judged "quite harshly" by the public

Well, here's another harsh comment for her.

Murdering cow.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ratepayers stiffed after man's poor life choices

A council report shows the tunnel is illegally used by about 70 cars and 50 unauthorised not-in-service buses daily

Can't have that can we. Not unauthorised buses slipping back to the depot for a cuppa and a fag.

Mr Krauskopf was seriously injured last year when hit by a car while he was walking home after a night's drinking. He lost his cafe business and home as a result of his injuries

Consequence and personal responsibility come to mind, but I ask 'Is it a pedestrian tunnel?'.
A car with a camera mounted on it will target motorists using the bus tunnel

Ratepayers again being forced to pay because some bugger made some poor life choices.

FAIL: Children's Commissioner sentenced for fraud

Done and dusted, the headline screams.

The truth is that sentencing will take place later today.


Monday, August 23, 2010

A disgrace to the uniform

One of the sailors was struck so hard his eye socket fractured and he was sent back to New Zealand

Heke punched Able Electronic Warfare Specialist Rameka Pita twice in the head before approaching Able Seamen Combat Specialist Te Kira and punching him twice in the head with such force he fell off his chair.

Heke had to be pulled off Kira by fellow navy crewmen, the court heard.

Pissed and punchy. Some never learn.
Heke pleaded guilty to both counts before Judge Charles Blackie during a Court Martial at Devonport Naval Base

I don't want you to crush this man. Yes, impose a meaningful penalty, he knows that going to happen, but we need to keep it in some context as well

was genuinely and deeply remorseful for his actions

I bet he is very remorseful as the full effect of possible punishments are about to kick in at the imminent sentencing. One can only hope his civilian punishment is imprisonment of a full two years. On his return, any Naval punishment kicks in. One then hopes he spends time over the hill, loses his good conduct badges and is dishonourably discharged for conduct unbecoming.
The deployment aboard HMNZS Te Kaha "represented a trip of a lifetime" for Heke and instead of the recommendation for promotion he hoped for he had been sent home in disgrace
At the time of this incident, Te Kaha was outward bound to South East Asia for exercises. The next trip was to the States. Trips of a lifetime indeed, being the first since NZ was ejected from ANZUS two and a half decades earlier after the anti-nuke madness.

Heke is now nothing but a disgrace to the uniform.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

"It's a state responsibility"

"face up" to child abuse by identifying mothers who let "mongrel men" into their homes, and to stump up with their own funding so abused children could be placed in iwi instead of state care

The iwi gets the long overdue mono-syallabic message from Ms Bennett to sort out the 2227 Maori kids in state care, but Ms Mutu still wants the handouts.
the suggestion iwi provide funding and resources was ridiculous. "We can't. We don't have them. It's a state responsibility. We know how bad it is, we know the helplessness and hopelessness of it, and that we are the only ones who can save ourselves. But we also need resources and the support of the state to do that."

You have to be bloody joking. Once again the sense of entitlement looms large as none take responsibility for their children. Give them a deadline, then cut the handouts.



a negative conscious and
emotional reaction to personal past acts and behaviors

Some in political circles will be filled with regret today.

Across the ditch, both the Lying Tart and the Budgie Smuggler will be regretting the outcome of yesterday's election in Oz. Regretting that maybe, just maybe, they didn't do enough or maybe they should not have resorted to last minute personal attacks. Either way, the voters have spoken - Up yours and a pox on both your houses.

Closer to home, those in the ACT party and those recently removed from same will no doubt be regretting their actions this week. After a whole lot of dirty laundry was publicly aired.
Their demise now is near complete.

Ultimately the Act caucus was consumed by hate, personal and visceral; by a mutual loathing that no lust may repair. There is no commonality, no real organisation, and soon there will be no finances.

Mr Laws today aptly sums up their situation.

All that will be left, will be regret.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pic of the day: Will Julia blow it?

Indeed. Will she blow it as the headline suggests?

Community notice: Voting Westie

A community service notice for the upcoming Super City offerings in Waitakere.

The choices are (you will have to pick two)

Waitakere (Two vacancies)
BRICKELL Mark Citizens & Ratepayers - Waitakere
CHAN Peter Independent
CONEY Sandra Best for the West
DALY Bill Independent
HASLER Marie Citizens & Ratepayers - Waitakere
HULSE Penny Independent
NEESON Vanessa Independent
TALAMAIVAO Sailauama Cheryl Communities Advancing Prosperity
WALBRAN Paul Best for the West

sourced from here

First cut: non-Labour, non-greenie, non-female
Waitakere (Two vacancies)
BRICKELL Mark Citizens & Ratepayers - Waitakere
CHAN Peter Independent
DALY Bill Independent
WALBRAN Paul Best for the West

Soon knocks a hole in the offerings, doesn’t it?

The details
Mark Brickell – Linkedin shows a Mark Brickell, school principal at the Vineyard.org.nz (server not working).
No personal statement, but C&R alignment is a plus in my book.
C&R sales pitch here

Looks too much like a serious god-botherer for my vote.

Peter Chan
Contact here peter.chan@waitakere.govt.nz
Of Chinese origin, already supping at the trough in the local council. No personal statement.
“I simply serve and therefore I believe that I can make a difference”

A possible.

Bill Daly – Against Super City, but has some good ideas. Looking for responsive democracy through use of referenda. Possible ACToid, could support republic. Personal statement here.

Appears to affiliated with Better Democracy NZ
which supports 99 MP's, a good thing in my book, and real local government power in communities.

The best of a poor bunch.

Paul Walbran – A serial trougher, recently Auckland Ripoff Corporation’s nominated deputy whilst the head socialist Lee was on private leave. No personal statement found online. One of Bob Harvey’s long term mates and probably a rabid tree-hugger to boot.

Too long in the trough for my liking.

Easy wasn't it?

Got rid of half the local government Labour infestation / offerings in 2007, now is the time to excise the other half including the head socialist, soon to be ex-Mayor Bob.

Bring on the Super City. Long may Labour be in opposition at all levels.

Whale would get my vote

I am stand­ing to keep the politi­cians hon­est, and sober. I believe in open, trans­par­ent pol­i­tics, and will stand on a plat­form of com­plete open­ness for all coun­cil deci­sions.

I have waged a vig­or­ous cam­paign against trough­ing politi­cians, and you can all expect me to post all details of my coun­cil spend­ing online. I will not spend coun­cil money on alcohol.

At last, a candidate that could be trusted to stick by his stated principles, going up against his nemesis, the incumbent, reportedly the resident North Shore drunk.
A staunch fis­cal con­ser­v­a­tive, Mr Slater is stand­ing for con­trol of rates rises, and pro­vi­sion of high qual­ity core coun­cil ser­vices. He will vote against spend­ing in other areas, includ­ing Brian Rudman’s The­atre, which is def­i­nitely not a core coun­cil service.

Hear, hear. Theatre is not a core service, but a cause for the philanthropic amongst us with deep pockets.

The cam­paign trail is likely to be robust, and I am look­ing for­ward to can­di­date debates where records of all can­di­dates will be thor­oughly scrutinised.

I hope he gets in, a ratepayers we will be able to see live blogging from the trough. Unfortunately, I'll have to vote for some non-Labour, non-greenie, non-female Westie.

Take the fight to them, Whale.

Friday, August 20, 2010

An eye for an eye

The case judge in the northwestern province of Tabuk has sent letters to several hospitals seeking their advice on whether it is medically possible to render the attacker’s spinal cord non-functional

in this instance the victim, Abdul-Aziz Al-Mutairi, is insisting that his attacker – who has not been named by Saudi media – suffer the same crippling injury

The wonderful face of Islam in The Kingdom.

One more sleep...

Will it be the Lying Tart?

Or will it be the Budgie Smuggler?

My pick is another socialist government is about to bite the dust. Which is a good thing.

Cactus to stand for ACT?

Liz in real life probably ended up divorcing Philippe by releasing an 83 page powerpoint of his faults and how great she is to the local Balinese papers, and returning to New Zealand to stand for ACT

A none-too subtle hint as the Cactus gets her message across?

No sequel please. No sequel please. No sequel please.

Eviscerating ACT.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Best news I've heard all day

Legislation that extends the 90-day employment probation period to all businesses passed its first reading in Parliament today

Meanwhile the unionised continue to bleat and whinge. They don't know when they are onto a good thing.

Labour and the unions were "blinded by ideology" and were refusing to see the positive aspects

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The stoush is on

TV3 is reporting Winnie is to contest Helensville. Should give the lame Smile and Wave a run for his money by asking some hard questions. And tons of publicity in the highest profile seat in the land.

It's only Wednesday, Key has rolled an ACT MP possibly over defence security issues, is about to give away what's left of New Zealand to the separatists and now Lazarus is arisen.

A free publicity platform for Winnie, although he is not formally admitting to standing in the electorate. 5% party vote will be easy for NZ First.

Great, finally a real place for party votes. Not that many like NZ First policies or Winnie deviousness, but NACTional needs putting its place. A party vote for NACTional parties is a vote for more pinko Labour-Lite. Voting for Labour or the Greens will never happen, even out of spite. A vote for Winston First is the only option.

The gloves are off, the stoush is about to start.

Quick, visit your beach while you still can!

Do it now, while you’ve still got a free beach!

"divisive, dishonest and not helpful"

Scaremongering like this is disgraceful. It inflames and creates division between communities as well as utterly distorting the truth

The first useful idiots off the blocks attempting to explain how people with a certain ethnicity have more rights than others to New Zealand's foreshore and seabed.

But then, I'd expect nothing less from rabid tree huggers than to give a twisted view of reality.

Scientific polling

One poll that might be worth heeding

Comment of the day

On Neville Key:
Like the graphic of Key flying the Maori flag. That’s exactly what he is.

A vacuous appeaser of separatists and racists.

Anyone with a spine would never have had a bar of these people (Maori Party) in the first place.

comment by Redbaiter over at CR

Neville Key's Christmas Prezzie for the separatists

Key’s ‘peace deal’ amounts to a
major surrender of New Zealand sovereignty

More here.

HT Dimpost

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"a complete bloody lunatic to go near one"

a complete bloody lunatic to go near one

I could be talking about the current crop of gutless National politicians. You know, the ones who think they have a conscience. Fortunately, I'm not.

Copper thieves take the earthing straps from power transformers and drain thousands of litres of cooling oil. All the time whilst the wind farm is delivering the best part of 50 MW to the national grid, probably at around 66KV. And it has been slightly breezy gusting over 40 knots in these parts today.

Lunatics, indeed. More like they have an oversized helping of the Darwin gene.

Half term Key?

Is Key about to do a Rudd?

Roarprawn thinks so.


Red alert, frog blog and the substandard will be just wetting themselves and that is good as they will still smell funny

Well put, GraveDodger!

Absolutely NOT!

Mayoral candidate Len Brown wants to incorporate Waitakere's eco-city into the Super City

Patently obvious where my rates in Auckland are going. Supporting a backdoor Labour campaign as Harvey is pushed out of a job, but looking to keep all his cronies in a job.

I do not want 'eco' this and that. I have had three decades of funding the soon to be gone madness of Bob's that is Waitakere in the name of an eco-city. It has been nothing but an excuse to rape ratepayer wallets, employing multitudes of rabid do-gooder greenies and the like, funding their hare-brained 'eco' schemes, all the time reducing any real services.

The job of the new city is provide infrastructure. Without Labour's social engineering and certainly not with an 'eco' flavour.


A story from the other day that has been niggling.
It would need Wairarapa MP John Hayes to promote a private member's bill and he had reservations

Just how many examples of intimidation and other criminal activities do you need, John Hayes? Here's a couple below.

Here and here.

Mr Hayes, no reservations on my part. If government had done the job properly when the law was first mooted, we would not be having this discussion yet again. Communities throughout NZ want this problem fixed. Now.
Cities keen to emulate Wanganui's anti-gang patch law are not having their job made easier by the Government

Banning a gang patch isn't going to stop criminal behaviour but what it does do is stop the open intimidation, particularly on the average member of the public, as they are walking down the road on a day-to-day basis doing their own thing

Stop pissing around polishing your seat at the trough and get on with the job you were elected to do.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I rest my case...

Apropos of the previous post - did we really need to know about this piece of salacious gossip?

And Mr Lovelorn talks about a subject imho that needs frequent, no-holds barred airing.

Softcock looks to clear court backlog

I'm sympathetic to the view that we do have responsible media

by and large you can trust them

What a load of bollocks from the overpaid. The MSM in this country will turn any salacious bit of gossip into news and use it to sell their product if it meets their socialist agenda.

The reality is that sadly it's a diminishing number of people who get their information from the newspapers, the TV or radio news.

And you'd trust those media to give soundbites of a balanced view?
Younger people get all of their information from Twitter, blogs, and text messages and this is often misinformed

At least with the social media you know you are going to get something possibly biased, but approaches the real truth. Not some dated info that has been sanitised to death with spin before publishing.
clogged court services could heap more stress on people facing charges

Harden up and get on with job you are paid to do. Sentence the bloody criminals, lock them up and stop trying to do the social engineering. If some criminals want to opt out before they get their day in court, let them go right ahead. Don't blame the system for their poor life choices.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

For those that missed it the first time around...

Should read like below;

Thieving, lying Labour.

Friday, August 13, 2010

"Hope is not a strategy" but the music continues

  • Finance Minister Bill English has warned public servants that more belt-tightening and job losses are on the way
  • they cannot "wait out" the current round of cost cutting
  • Surpluses of at least 2 per cent of gross domestic product would be needed before public spending could be significantly increased
  • that could be many years away
  • That ... may not occur in the professional lives of a large group of middle to senior civil servants

Bludging public service bureaucrats planning featherbedding strategies on 'hope' are about to be actively shown the door. Not before time.

  • It's not an option for the public service to wait out these challenges.
  • Hope is not a strategy
  • The Government faced five more years of budget deficits
  • the Government is likely to be losing jobs, rather than creating them in the next five years

With the strongest possible message yet, the music continues.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Valuable insights [update]

  • was paid for out of a ratepayer-funded training pot
  • each councillor is entitled to spend up to $4000 annually from the discretionary fund
  • defended the trip which she said gave valuable insights
  • people are so narrow-minded and ignorant
The largesse knows no bounds. One of these days those elected to office might just do the job required and not fleece the ratepayers and taxpayers doing it.

I believe that this is absolutely going to benefit my community

the negative public response had prompted her to reconsider her decision to stand again at the forthcoming local body elections

Doing the Lords work for community, but cannot stand the heat when confronted.

Yes, once again, yet more valuable insights in troughery by our elected representatives exposed with the disinfectant of sunlight.

Whilst I do not condone the personal attacks on family, the message is being twisted by the spin doctors.
As expected, from the Village of the Damned, her troughing boss goes in to bat to defend her position
  • Mayor Bob Parker, ... said the media had portrayed her as "some kind of criminal"
  • $4000 was "small change..."
  • Perhaps the starting point [for stories] should not be that someone has done something stupid or wrong...

Criminal, that is exactly what this type of spend is. Media is 100% correct in reporting such blue-sky spending.

These pricks just do not get the message - stop wasting ratepayer monies on jollies and junkets, period. Like hip-hop tours of a few years ago, building sandcastles was never going to fly.

And there's no racism in NZ?

This morning we have the resident rabid boorish brownneck buffoon continuing to froth at the lip and utter his own racist worldviews.
It would be good if Mr Harawira realised that not everyone who disagrees with him is a 'boorish redneck'

Meanwhile we have the oft-stated party of inclusivity and diversity selecting candidates on race.
Labour president Andrew Little has ruled himself out of the race, and has indicated the party may look for a Pacific Island or Maori candidate to contest the seat

Nice one Labour. Who would have thought NZ was multicultural with these racist pricks at the helm?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Listening yet Johnny Boy?

Straight from the horses mouth.

Local government barking mad

Concentrate if you will on this judicious use of ratepayer funds.
  • Neighbours of a noisy dog were asked to keep "bark diaries"
  • dispute that has soaked up hundreds of hours of council time
  • involved police
  • since 2006
  • two exercise books – bark diaries – filled with the dates, times and the duration of BJ's barking
  • barking had made his life hell
  • As soon as I step out the door it goes berserk
  • Council staff say they have spent about 200 hours on the dispute
  • The latest council meeting agenda devotes nine pages to the dispute

Un-effing-believable. No use of a cheap microphone and recording device or a modern device like a vox dictaphone. Problem could have been solved in a week. Even quicker with some baited meat hurfed over the fence.

Napier City Council proves to be barking mad as they finally remove the dog.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It is tropical out there

Taken this morning just for you.

Hasn't been above 4 degrees C for the last 12 hours, 3.2 degrees right now.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Music to my ears...

  • Health Minister Tony Ryall has made it clear the Government wants further savings from Wellington's district health board - "Carry on cutting"
  • New Zealand's welfare system is being set up for reform... rising levels of "welfare dependency" were a major concern - "unsustainable, outdated and fragmented"

This is what National governments used to be made of. Don't forget those on middle class Welfare For Families, John Boy. Along with anything with the word Maori, Aotearoa, race or women in its name. A starting point. See what's left, whilst the axe is re-sharpened.

Cutting the cloth to meet your budget, music to my ears.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Dyson's Dodgy Newsletter

Part of Dyson's dodgy Labour newsletter.

Like the rest of the pamhlet, nothing but a deceitful collection of lies for the unwashed with a rose tint. And on the taxpayer's tit too. What else could I expect from the party of frauds.

A more truthful copy would read like this.

HT WhaleOil.


Even the font of all knowledge gets it right.
So simple. Really.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Quackery of the first order

Adolf over at No Minister has been visiting the quack of late. His post reminded me of my recent bi-annual visit. Like the black art of quackery that is homeopathy, this visit left a sour taste as I thought at the time it was quackery of the first order.

The newest Madam Doktor at our local PHO (get a different one every 6 months for decade) must be onto a scam to make money for the practice.

On one of the $40 odd a pop government subsidised bi-annual visits for an unchanged replacement scrip for dicky ticker pills, she notes a high, but stable for nigh on 10 years setting that other quacks have not noticed or have ignored.

So off I go for all sorts of tests and scans. Sod all found apparently, next thing Herr Dietitian calls me up for another visit. Just to give me some diet pamphlets to read. I say will this cost another visitation fee? She says Yes Siree, kaching!

I suggest she could keep the docs and give them to me in 5-1/2 months time. I don't think I will keel over before the next visit, saving me a heap of wad and both of us a lot of time.

Since the ma-in-law uses the same practice, lo and behold she ends up with the same quack, suddenly she is off for all sorts of tests - similar outcome. Sod all found, PHO has made a pretty income off the government.

Changing quacks is not an option, the only other private practice in town is over-subscribed (I wonder why?), others are are a two hour return trip away.

As Adolf notes, I do wonder if the Medical Council takes any interest in such rorts.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

It had to happen.

A tragic start to the day, with reports of a New Zealand soldier being killed in Afghanistan on active service.

My thoughts go to the family and others in the forces. Kia Kaha.

Such tragedies are the price we pay to hopefully make the world a better place.

Now I await the disgusting tirade of political points scoring that will inevitably follow from Locke and Minto et al.

Monday, August 02, 2010

What is NACTional going to offer?

It is going to be an uphill battle, but it may well be that the events of last week galvanise the caucus and the party

With Liarbour now galvanised into general election fighting mode, with all lefties in current Super City councils gunning for Lying Len to be the first Lord Mayor of all he sees, the question is 'What is NACTional going to offer next time?'. The same stony-faced lies you delivered this around?

I think that will not go down well with the electorate as you continue lying in your futile attempt to retain control. No sane voter would trust you, the smiling assassin, or the useless Rodney on their current performance of offering one thing, flip flops and doing things so pinko that most would think now that they had voted Liarbour in for more of the same?

Just what is John 'Boy' going to offer?
  • Backroom deals pandering to apartheid with the separatists? Na, doing that already.
  • Giving away large tracts of New Zealand, including the foreshore and seabed. Na, do that also under the guise of pandering to a 170 year document of dubious interpretation.
  • Going hard on government spending? Na, still borrowing like there's no tomorrow.
  • Listen to the people? No, we ignore referendums.
  • Stop increasing taxes? No, we prefer the scams of emission trading and raising GST to pay for our government excesses.
  • Hold previous governments and parties to account for electoral fraud? No we find jobs for the boyz and girlz.
  • Stop acquiring ideologically driven assets? Now we are still spending millions on that toy train set.
  • Set about weaning the population of the largesse of benefits? Na, we just keep on topping up the likes of Working For Welfare and the like.
  • Tell the ferals, greenies and other minorities this is how it will be? Na, we just roll over and stop mining and farming on their whim.
  • Put unionised in their place with sensible industrial relations? Na, we just roll on that as being too hard.

Yes, Mr Key, I do wonder what you will offer this time. Most would not believe you. I really want a government that stops lying to the electorate at the ballot box and actually does what its core values purport to be. And to emphasise those points of difference. You Sir, currently are a poor excuse for a Prime Minister from the National Party.

Much as I hate to admit it, your NACTional government is a one-termer, about to offer more of the same lies, which the opposition will win by default.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

'we should simply view the Opposition as entertainment'

Carter has proven bloody good spectator, if blood sport.

Next, please.

Fantastic viewing the last week. We need more cut and thrust like that in the bear pit. Now the closet is open, so to speak, no doubt more skeletons will tumble out. Bring it on.