Sunday, February 28, 2010

Something on your mind?

700 grains of copper and lead perhaps?

The headline:

Two die on roads

"A young man has been killed after he fell from a car and it ran him over on a beach near Tauranga early this morning.

The 22-year-old local man had been riding on the outside of the car on Omanu beach in Mount Maunganui about 1am, Senior Sergeant Carl Purcell of Tauranga police said..."


It was a beach- NOT a road.

If the MSM can't get the little things right- how can we trust them with the big stories?

oh!- thats right....

Camping is self-delusion

You go away and sleep on uncomfortable beds in a paper-thin tent that is cold at night and an oven during the day.

A call of nature means a walk across stony or wet ground- or keep a wide-necked container in the tent (forbidden by she-who-must-be-obeyed)

You live on a diet of small sausages in spagettii, packet noodles fish & chips and beer. That's the good part.

But the more beer you drink means more walking across the stony ground. Every time you get up to visit the facilities means the air bed moves and you get berated by the other person for waking her up due to your Warehouse bladder.

Everone for 100 meters around can hear you loudly break wind- something that happens often due to the diet of fish & chips, packet noodles and little sausages in watery spagettii washed down with vast quantities of VB.

Ten minutes after you get back to a semi-destroyed house (the previous packing efforts) you have convinced yourself that you miss it and want to go away next weekend...

Friday, February 26, 2010

Missing comments

Found a bunch of comments awaiting moderation (I have moderation turned off!), so I have released them.

I had to take a look as the crazy thing had put one of MY replies into moderation!

I'm off camping for a couple of nights if it stops raining, so it will go quiet here until Sunday.

I refuse to take the laptop camping!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The perennial summer rant

I have just been reading about yet another bludging bastard over at Lindsay Mitchel's blog.

This is the time of year when the bludgers are particularly noticeable and I find it incredibly irritating to see them sitting in a group on the front step of their poxy rental shithole, pissing up while the rest of the world is working!

When you have been on the job for six hours working outside in the hot sun and it's only mid-day and you have six hours to go yet- you tend to find a bunch of idlers guzzling Tui BROUGHT WITH YOUR TAX MONEY very friggin' frustrating!

I'm sure these products of drunken incest like to flaunt their taxpayer-funded life of leisure to the rest of us!

It would be incredibly easy to play the 'sickness' game myself- hell, I have all sorts of now arthritic old injuries I COULD play on and I have enough medical knowledge to fake what I don't have. But this thing called 'self-respect' keeps you going.

Yes- and?

"A cost-cutting directive from the Government to Radio New Zealand (RNZ) has been taken by unions and opposition MPs as political interference and a blow to the public broadcaster's ability to maintain standards and independence..."

Of course it is political!

The government is doing what we hoped it would do (and not NEARLY enough)- trim expenditure- actually, slash bloody great chunks out of it is what is really wanted!

If you want late night classical music, buy some CD's or download them from ITunes- with your own frickin' money!

If you want to listen to a story, they are also available on line- Smashwords have a selection of audio books (that link will get you in the right direction, but feel free to buy the ebook it links to!)

They are certainly cheap enough!

Visit facebooks 'Don't save Radio New Zealand' page here- and help slap down the compulsion brigade!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What defense?

"A man who accidentally shot dead his girlfriend with a sawn-off shotgun last year may avoid imprisonment.

Justin Paul Goldstone, 21, admitted the manslaughter of his partner of six months, Samantha Joanne Henderson, 20, when he appeared in North Shore District Court today.

He also pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of a cut-down shotgun..."

Do I even need to start explaining why this is utter bullshit?

I doubt I would have to go past 'aiming a loaded firearm...'

Monday, February 22, 2010

Back on the crystal ball

Had a bit of a discussion about health nazis and smoking today.

The other party said that government would never ban fags- too much money involved.

I agreed that banning was unlikely, but what will probably is that they will be made harder to obtain legally- it will happen something like this:

Total ban on advertising.
Outlets to be licenced.
Outlet numbers to be restricted- probably shrinking-lid with a tobacco licence non-transferable.
Smokers to be licenced. ( yeah, butI bet you never believed it would be banned in the pub!)
Medical insurance denied to smokers. (you see, we know who you are now!)
Total ban in public (let labor in and watch!)

THEN it will be you evil drunkards turn!

Sound far-fetched?

The idea of banning smoking in the workplace or pub was considered laughable just a couple of decades ago...

Make it Right!

Venting- we need more of it!

Another Curmudgeon blogger rejects the Dark Side and joins us in voicing his contempt for all things left-wing.

Pay him a visit here and say hello- he just got started today.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

No time for separatists here!

"Marae-based youth courts are gaining momentum in New Zealand with a third scheduled to open next month.

The Rangi Tahi scheme, in which youth offenders are referred to a marae once they've been through the youth court, has been operating at Gisborne's Te Poho o Rawiri Marae for almost three years..."

I'm dead against ANY kind of separate 'Justice' system in this country!

One law for us all!

Not that I think much of what poses as 'Justice' in NZ, but this separatist nonsense is NOT the way to go. Anyone else see Sharia law next? Especially as we follow England in it's Lemming-like rush to self-destruction.

Fix what we have!

Also, ask yourself WHO has failed the kids who are to appear in front of these courts, in the first place...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Noise cancellation technology

Low tech, high satisfaction.

Who cares?

About the extramarital rampaging of a GOLFER!

I mean, really- somebody who spends all day wacking a ball about and getting paid crazy money for it.

Could I care less about him?

Yet this non-story is dominating the news.

I suppose it save journos having to get off their wide arses and LOOK for news...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Just kill him NOW!

Here is the poster boy for the death penalty.

I can think of absolutely No REASON to keep him alive and wasting good oxygen!

If ever there was someone with a severe lead deficiency, it would be Burton. This needs to be rectified immediately with a couple of 158 grainers through the back of the turnip.

Then burn the POS to ashes and scatter them to the wind, that his body has no resting place on this earth, nor marker to remind folk that he existed.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lifestyle block wars

"A former SPCA general manager has been warned by police after threatening to shoot a young boy's pony after it strayed on to his property..."

Do we have a slow news day here?

This sort of this goes on all the time with wandering stock aka dog tucker.

'Getcha bloody mongrel cows/dogs/sheep/pigs/ponies/homestay guests offa my bloody paddock or I'll shoot the bloody bastards!'

This bloke doesn't like horses either!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thomas Kaput

Let's take rail off the nasty private companies as they won't run them properly- wasn't that how it went?


Right for once

"The man at the centre of a police pursuit which left an innocent teenage courier driver dead on Auckland's north western motorway says his 13-year prison term is too long..."

I totally agree.

How long does it take to build a scaffold?

TIme to get acquainted

Plank- Pirate. Pirate- Plank.

Now to get better acquainted!

Monday, February 15, 2010


Three get long jail terms for killing

"Shaun Sullivan - the violent recidivist criminal branded as ringleader in the fatal 2008 bashing of Featherston man Paul Irons - has been given a life sentence minimum non-parole 12 years in prison.

Sullivan, 26, was sentenced yesterday in the Wellington High Court alongside teenage accomplices Rangitera Spencer Walker, 16, who received a minimum non-parole life sentence of 11 years in jail for murder and Andrew Dean Kupa-Caudwell, 18, who was handed a sentence of six years in prison with a minimum of three years to be served..."

Hate to see what a SHORT sentence is then!

I call that bugger-all.

Especially for a recidivist criminal who should have been behind bars and not instigating this cowardly attack.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Let's nuke the planet from orbit- it's the only way to be sure!

An environmental message

Oi- Johnny Boy!

Spelling it out!

1) You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

2) You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

3) You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.

4) You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

5) You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

6) You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.

7) You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

8) You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.

9) You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.

10) And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

Not a happy camper

...having been kept up most of the night by the friggin' jungle drums and shrieking savages across the road.

Mr Stevens in the armskote was screaming to come out & play, but sadly the law does not permit!

A couple of my bird-scarers through the windows would have given them a bit of real bass!

It's bad enough that I am forced to pay for these lowlife to live, but it really grates to be funding them to party up and consume drugs as well.

It may be time to resurrect the old death ray project!

The 'I don't care as long as I get the rent' landlords that rent out to these types also fall into my shit-list. THEY enable these cockroaches to live amongst decent folks!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Blogging lite again

Of course this would never happen- note that the operator speaks English as a first language!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sam wins- of course!

Nobody disputed Sam's right to hold the title of hottest cartoon character, so- she has it.

Sorry Wilma Flintstone, you have been passed over (Does anyone else remember that Red Dwarf episode?)

Real nice to see Chris Muir, creator of the she-god dropping by to comment here.

I would urge all my readers to drop by Day-by-Day and link, embed, copy or best of all buy stuff from Chris- who now does DBD for a living. or just donate here

He not only has created the hottest cartoon character, but has placed her in the best cartoon strip on the interlink!

I think half of my hits are to see the days DBD!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Who is the hottest cartoon character of all time?

Mystery solved!

A country full of Nancys

"The Auckland SPCA has closed down an arcade game involving live crayfish at three pubs across the city.

The animal welfare organisation said it had visited the three pubs it knew of in Auckland running the game, where patrons paid to try to catch live crayfish using a metal claw, and made the machines inoperable. Other outlets around the country would face similar action..."

A crayfish is a frickin' crustacean!

It's an oversized bug! It's nervous system is slightly more developed than that of a potato.

The 'metal claws' in these machines have no pressure in the grip- this is to make it harder to catch a prize!

I think these SPCA types need to discover sex and strong drink...

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Damn right!

"Any teacher who will not work with national standards should resign, Wairarapa MP John Hayes says..."

Do what you are told!

Your political masters are out and the Nats are in (not that most of us can see a huge difference)

Now this is how it is for PUBLIC SERVANTS:

3.51 New Zealand's state sector is founded on the principle of political neutrality. Officials must perform their jobs professionally, without bias towards one political party or another. Employees in the state sector are expected to act in such a way that their agency maintains the confidence of its current Minister and of future Ministers. This principle is a key element of impartial conduct. It provides the basis on which officials support the continuing process of government by successive administrations.

Suck it up, take a big bite of the shit sandwich and get on with the job. Or find employment elsewhere.

Perhaps in the pre-prepared food or discount retail industries...

Monday, February 08, 2010

Bumblebores army

A while back I posted on an order for millions of rounds of .40 ammo.

The answer may be here.

Looks like the feds want to up-cannon from their 9mm h&ks

Morons at large

"A man narrowly avoided being hit in the head by a falling rock at Franz Josef Glacier and his partner suffered a broken foot after they jumped a barrier this morning.

Constable Bill Parker said the pair - a 34-year-old New Zealander and his 24-year-old Canadian girlfriend - read the warning signs, "but they thought they'd be alright so they climbed over the barrier."

They climbed down to where the river came out of the glacier terminal and were caught in a rock slide..."

Like with the Pit Bull owners- the best way to deal with cretins that ignore the plentiful warnings is to make them bear the full cost of their rescue, treatment and police time.

I'm sick of paying for them!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Don't ban Pit Bulls

Banning never works.

What could be done is to make the owners responsible for ALL costs incurred when these hell-hounds gnaw on somebody.

THAT might convince those who like to own a aggro, vicious animal that perhaps a nice kitty might be a better bet!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Expensive for who, exactly?

Tramper's expensive mistake

"A Belgian tourist who sparked an estimated $15,000 rescue operation after failing to sign out upon her return from Aoraki/Mt Cook will not have to pay up.

Rescuers began searching for the 28-year-old on Thursday afternoon after she did not check in at the Department of Conservation office on Wednesday..."

Yes, a very expensive mistake, but not for her.

For muggins taxpayer.


I believe- you go into the mountains without insurance for this sort of thing- you take your own chances.

I'm funding too many morons and their dumbass decisions in NZ , as it is!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Don't ask, don't tell

For my US friends, being topical and all that!

Police state, anybody?

And who are these shotguns for?

Which police force, army or paramilitary?

The disturbing story is here

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Sir Julius Vogel awards 2010

I'm blowing my own trumpet and nominating 'Meddlers In Time' for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for science fiction!

[Serious grovelling mode on]

my chances would be greatly improved if I recieved supporting nominations!

To help with this, I have prepared a nomination email body below, which just a cut & paste and your name added. This is over at the 'Meddlers In Time' blog

The information is all is here:

Dumb, dumber, dumbest

You probably wonder why you STILL get those 'Nigerian Millions' scam emails- an the numerous variants.

The answer is because they work!

Yes- believe it or not there are people out there dumb enough to fall for there.

Here is one. I wish it wasn't in NZ, but it is.

Tough shit

"Supporters of Alison Downer, jailed yesterday for more than two years for the drink-drive death of a cyclist, say the 71-year-old will struggle to cope in prison.

Downer, an alcoholic from Te Horo, was yesterday banned from driving for eight years for what was her fourth drink-driving conviction since 1991. She had twice blown almost three times the legal breath-alcohol limit..."

Cry me a river!- If you can't do the time, don't do the crime!


You SHOULD be suffering, you poxy old piss-pot!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

This beggars belief

"Two men on bail for separate murders have been charged with beating a man so badly that he had to be put into an induced coma..."


or maybe not.

The damned judges should be in the dock for criminal negligence here!

What the hell are they thinking! (or smoking!)


Or is it that it is more inconvenient to the judiciary, having them remanded in custody and having to make weekly court appearances?

You have to wonder....

A NZ Sci-fi blog

Well worth a look for news on books and movies in the sci-fi scene.

Tasty tit-bits on the upcoming Barsoom movie (now you have to be a serious sci-fi fan to know what the hell I'm talking about here) and reviews of all the best books by established and up & coming authors.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

This will end in tears...and lunch

Picture from Crusader Rabbit

Time- wasting obnoxious prats

The curse of every workplace, social or sports club, organisation or group of more than four persons- the infuriating little tit that lives to make everyones life just that much more complicated.

The fuckwit who keeps asking questions in a class on a Friday afternoon, shutting the door on an early getaway.

The same on that HAS to comment on every point raised in a meeting.

The bastard that ALWAYS takes the other position- not out of any real belief, but from sheer bloody perversity.

The staff member that you spend more time dealing with than all of the rest of them.

I think you know the one.

The one that causes conflict with 'Thou shalt not kill'

The ray of hope is that this one really means 'Thou shalt not murder' -a bit got lost in translation.

Surely it can't be murder, slaying such a one!

Perhaps 'discharging a firearm in the city limits' but not murder...

Monday, February 01, 2010

Back tommorrow

Spent the day in Wellington hospital.

NOT a fun day!