Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Heinlien's anarchist/libertarian societies with Julian May's mental adepts!
Once I got started, I was stuck to the screen and damned if there wasn't a tear in my eye at the end of the story. Not many manage that!
Francis Porretto is an author destined to go far!
Nowhere else but at Smashwords are such quality tales available so cheaply, so spend up!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
"The Police Association says the United Nations Human Rights Committee is out of touch, after it criticised police adoption of Tasers.
The committee has suggested he Government "should consider relinquishing the use of electro-muscular disruption devices", and ensure officers only use stun guns on people in incidents where they would otherwise need to shoot to kill..."
Now exactly how many votes did the UN get in our last general election?
Oh- thats right- NONE.
Which is exactly how much say you get in how we run our affairs.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Having to follow along while somebody else shops is worse.
Especially when it is in a shop like this one.
OK, the wife likes to go and cherry-pick the labels. So do a host of people who on-sell on trademe, so the bargins are few and far between- which involves frequent visits.
I can imaging few worse ways of spending a few hours of a day off. The rows of musty, ugly clothing produce a great lowness of spirit and sense of hopelesness as one strolls along second-hand junk from the warehouse. Invariably when a superior garment is found, it is of a size that only an anorexic in the final stages of their illness could fit.
Gloomy lines of shiney suits that you know used to belong to now dead men stretch off into the distance. They weren't good enough to be buried in, or were purchased for a thinner man forty years ago.
Shirts in red, orange and yellow beckon forth, looking to my eyes like the flames of hell. I'm fairly sure none were ever actually worn. I want to believe that!
Off to the side, near the entrance, are shelves of what is optimisticlly called bric-a-brac. Tat so dreadful that the $2 shop would be embarrased to sell it. It obviously sells, or it wouldn't be there. While poor people may have little choice when purchasing essentials like oven trays for reheating chips and Irvines Pies, none of this stuff is what you might call essential. Chipped wooden bowls, old sauce bottles and crap that is to tasteless to even be considered retro.
The used book section occasionaly has some gems, but not yesterday- just a heap of management style books for wannabe self-improving Amway salesmen.
By now I could smell sulphur and was waiting for the floor to crack and a pit open up, but I think that was just the staff having morning tea. If I had to work in such a place, I would throw myself into the rag baler!
The Keeper of the Gate stood watch from one of those quaint old counters that puts the Guardian of the Registar and minions well above the level of the Unwashed. For good reason, from what I saw prowling about. I would be the sort of workplace where knowing how to use your fists would to your advantage in the area of customer relations.
I left in such a fit of dark depression that could only otherwise be achieved by a trip to Pak&Save or the Warehouse in December...
Friday, March 26, 2010
That's eight-thirty at night for you uneducated types.
Let's celebrate mans conquest of the dark and cold- bugger this shivering in a dark mud hut that the greenies would have us do (apart from the chose few faithfull, of course)
Turn on the 50" plasma, the outdoor floodlights, the electric blanket and crank the heat pump up!
ANYTHING that pisses a hippy off is good. Whn a hippy is pissed off, I am a happy camper!
And hippy scum- remember that water and sewerage need electricity to move about town. Don't drink, pee or crap in that hour! Also feel free to remove yourself from the drain on the earth- cut ALONG the veins, not across!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
"A 4D cinema, complete with moving seats and spraying water, hopes to top the blue aliens of Avatar with the white ice of Antarctica when it opens in Christchurch.
The four-dimensional theatre will open at the International Antarctic Centre in November with a movie about Antarctica filmed especially for the cinema..."
Ain't it clever what they can do nowadays!
Although they want to leave the SMELL of the penguins out.
The little bastards stink to the high heavens!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
"The Government is taking aim at 43,000 solo parents who it says should go back to work.
Prime Minister John Key and Social Development Minister Paula Bennett have this afternoon unveiled a major package of welfare reforms.
Ms Bennett said that for some beneficiaries "the dream is over".
There were 43,000 single parents on the domestic purposes benefit whose children were of a school age and who were ready to transition back to work..."
I will believe it when I see it.
Get real and start talking limited time on a benefit.
No more money for additional spawning.
Compulsory contraception/sterilization for beneficiaries (and yes, I include males too!)
I don't want to hear of another repackaging effort!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
3.4 megabucks! That is a LOT of dirty gals!
Has anyone else noted that the more an outfit advertises, the more likely they are to have skeletons in the closet?
Or a frickin' ossuary!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
MP's- who get to dictate how we live- have a duty to conduct themselves in a manner that sets an example.
[yeah, the reality is 'Insert Tui ad here'- but is it too much to expect leaders to lead?]
Monday, March 15, 2010
"An American woman who already weighs 273 kilos is on a mission to become the fattest woman in the world.
The Daily Mail reported that Donna Simpson, who already weighs 273 kilograms, wants to reach 450kg in just two years..."
The 'why' is not the issue.
The issue is 'Who Pays?'
The she-mountain better be doing well with her internet sick puppy audience who pay to watch her eat!
But in the real world we know better.
Muggins taxpayer (wherever she is) will wind up footing the bill for what is nothing but a self-inflicted illness.
Hopefully she will choke on a block of lard first!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I had a fun couple of hours keeping the tents attached to the ground!
But after a couple of hours storming, the wind dropped and the stars came through- so it was light a fire time, dry out and pass the whiskey bottles around.
The good life!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
We got there about five minutes before the bell went, in plenty of time to get bags hung up and orbit the playground a couple of times. When the bell went, they went in and I hung about while the wife did some board of trustees stuff with the principal.
Over the next ten minutes, a steady stream of kids arrived late. Not the whining schoolboy with his satchel and shining morning face, creeping like snail, unwillingly to school. No- they were ALL driven there.
Also notable was the fact that the tardiest were not parent burdened by paid employment.
Lateness, more so the persistant kind (and these offenders were usually late, I have since been informed) is RUDENESS.
It shows a lack of consideration for others, whom they know full well are waiting on them.
One more of the key symptoms of a society in decline.
The lack of MANNERS!
It has become a lifestyle choice for far too many- four years of pissing up and a Mc Degree or just a plain failure (that's DNQ these days)
All at the long-suffering taxpayers expense, in wasted teaching resources and student loans that will never be repaid.
Back in my day, one had to pass hard examinations to be admitted to university.
As it should be now.
Those who are admitted should, with a bit of dilligence, have every expectation of passing their courses. Back then, they even were known to find time for the odd party ;-)
And having a degree actuaslly mean something.
Now it's been watered down to meaning about the same as a good School Certificate pass.
With the exception of the 'REAL' courses- engineering, medicine, law ( yes, I know!)
Of course the problem is not entirely dull & thirsty student wannabbes or the parents of Jimmy Dull who need their little darling dullard to have the prestige of a degree (which they would have got if the system wasn't against them in their day!)
University staff want more bums on seats as that means a bigger empire, thus more funding and pay. Can't blame them for trying, like my kids would live on a diet of icecream and chips, they need their masters to keep them in line. Now its time for a big serving of veges!
E*A*R*N your entry to higher education!
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Sunday, March 07, 2010
So send them a correction notice.
Write it on the side of a couple of Polaris missiles.
Tell the world it was them blowing their dozen largest cities up, by way of trying to incite Jihad!
Friday, March 05, 2010
Officials have suggested the Government consider requiring all drivers involved in crashes to be subject to a compulsory breath or blood alcohol test..."
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Now I'm not just talking about crap parents- all comers here.
For those on welfare- sterilization or a contraceptive implant must be a condition of feeding at the taxpayer-funded trough. Set a qualifying period for sterilization, say- of one year out of work before this is invoked.
The cost benefits of neutering are huge.
No more brood sows popping cash-producing pups.
Sperm-spraying deadbeat drop-kicks,who couldn't care one way or the other grab at the cash- and remove their flawed seed from the shallow end of the gene pool.
Less funds lost applying band-aid solutions to lifes rejects and failures and the drain on the education, health, policing and corrections resources.
I mean, why do folk talk about eugenics like it is a bad thing?
Why should leeches have human rights!
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
"...Nick was actually jailed for non-payment of the fine originally imposed for a 'mass smoke-in' on the day the ban came into force in 2007 in his pub, the 'Swan and Barristers' in Bolton. He no longer has that pub. He was fined again when council inspectors walked into his present pub and discovered a group of customers smoking - Nick wasn't even on the premises..."
Hat Tip Old Holoborn
How long before this happens here?
The ASH busy-bodies will be getting a semi over this news, I'm sure!
Coming to a country near YOU soon!
If you can spare a quid, that would be appreciated- otherwise show your support by punching a council apparatchik!