My opinions on matters of the day that, generally, have pissed me off. Being described as a 'Surly Curmudgeon', by those who meet me on a good day, I have a poor regard for the human species. This is my place for my free speech- not bloody yours. Crap under your own rock.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Pining for the Fiords
Birds don't get killed by that...or do they...
When they aren't building death-trap viewing platforms, shooting Takahe, or trying to exterminate anything non-native- DOC are poisoning the bloody Keas!
Only a government department...
Man up- Mr T is RIGHT!
"A British commercial for a chocolate bar featuring The A Team star Mr T has been pulled over concerns it could cause offence to homosexuals.
The commercial features Mr T firing chocolate bars at a speed walker for being "a disgrace to the man race".
It has been criticised by the Human Rights Campaign and has been pulled from screens by American chocolate giant Mars..."
The ad here:
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
While we still have power
The rivers are rising fast, the drains are full and the power keeps flickering on and off.
Time to cook some dinner before I have to drag the barbecue out.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Told you so!
Here is the proof that I was right!
Looks like this post was close to the reality!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Quote of the day
Told you so!
Well what a surprise!
Good to see that his parole officer was onto it.
Like all the other scrotes that find Jesus behind the wire- he seems to have lost him at the gate.
What do all the soft-cocks that said give the poor daring a chance say now? probably give him ANOTHER chance...
I SAY- this is a problem that Capital Punishment definitely deals with.
THEY DON'T SCREW UP AGAIN!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
maybe in America...
Leanne and Grant Bradley sued wedding venue host Gail Jones for "loss of ambience" following the April 5 explosion, which left Hamilton Senior Station Officer Derek Lovell dead and seriously injured seven of his colleagues..."
Good friggin' show- assholes!
Did these morons think that this was planned by the venue organiser to get them away from the bar early?
Bet that wedding ends in a divorce before long!
Friday, July 25, 2008
How much do you want $5k, punk!
Looks like the fucktards have just figured this out...
Thursday, July 24, 2008
What lesson here
"...A Rotorua man is facing his 19th drink-driving charge after being stopped by a police officer who allegedly saw him driving erratically.
The Rotorua Daily Post reported today the man, who was stopped last Wednesday night, has 18 previous convictions for drink driving and 22 previous convictions for driving while disqualified, dating back to 1971..."
SO- what would you do with this idiot?
We need people at the bottom, too.
"...A third of all school leavers dropped out last year without getting level two NCEA and nearly one in five failed to make the qualification's most basic rung.
Thousands of dropouts risk becoming beneficiaries or getting low-paid casual jobs..."
So lower the god-damned leaving age to fourteen! Why waste time over-educating cracker-stackers, dunny-scrubbers, full-time breeders and friggin' dustmen. Hell, they are just pissing everybody who WANTS an education off.News flash- Thanks to bar code scanners, Pak & Slave don't require a BA! (not that it's good for much more)
There is no disgrace in being a productive menial. I have more time for a farm labourer than a government policy analyst!
Of course if you are a girl and cute- there is hope for you so- go to the gym, learn how to eat with your mouth closed and try to articulate your words properly. Just as importantly- don't breed!
You may have a future as a trophy wife.
Lads- you are needed down in the ditch, but you are never going to get to bonk Cactus Kate.
But neither will most of us, so don't bother to hurt your brains studying. There are still plenty of less discerning girls out there who will bonk the 'C' list!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Politicians- Proper policing prevents a pissed-off public
"...A police election year wishlist includes 1700 more officers and anti-social behaviour orders and curfews to target young criminals.
The Police Association says New Zealand needs the extra police to deal with growing violence and to bring police staff numbers in line with Australia..."
Policing MY way:
Give the police the power and tools needed to get out and in the criminal classes faces!
They need a restructure with separation of Police and traffic cops asap
Police need to be armed with Tasers and sidearms- shotguns to be carried in cars. Their training also needs to be stepped up in these areas. This isn't 1950 anymore!
Getting back to what we once had:
"...He called for community-imposed curfews on problem youths, and police powers to search for concealed weapons, to request identification from those breaching curfews and to issue "move on" directions.
Anti-social behaviour orders, which have been used in Britain since 1998, would help curb intimidating behaviour in both youths and adults.
The orders stop individuals entering particular areas or engaging in specific activities such as intimidation, wearing certain clothes or public swearing..."
YES!- they shouldn't have to pussyfoot around obnoxious drunks and druggies whatever their age. Also, the old offenses of 'Drunk and Disorderly' and 'Drunk in a public place' need to be resurrected. However, ASBO's don't appear to work in the UK, so I don't see why they would help here.
Obnoxious drunks should spend the night in an old-fashioned drunk tank cell, complete with wall-to-wall urine and vomit.Curfews for minors should be brought in if approved by locals by referendum. Offenders to be locked up until uplifted by parents the next day.
Police need the power to tell loiterers to 'Move along' (I was surprised to discover they can't do this!)
DNA samples should be taken BUT only from convicted crims.
Police need to win back the respect of the public- seriously lacking these days.
Police need the resources to defend themselves. If that includes tasers, pepper spray, spring batons or firearms- so be it. They must answer for any use of these by way of an inquiry and be subject to the rule of not using grossly disproportionate force.
As should all citizens in good standing...
"Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against -- then you'll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures.We're after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you'd better get wise to it. there's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can be neither observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted -- and you create a nation of law-breakers -- and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."
Hat tip- Crusader Rabbit
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Building a Mare's nest...
The 20-year-old has admitted three of seven burglaries committed in Whakatane in the past week, Sergeant Yvonne Parker said.
In one of the burglaries, a video camera, alcohol and baby clothes were taken, she said.
It appeared the woman was in "nesting mode," Mrs Parker said..."
I call it 'in thieving mode'
Stealing from other peoples babies.
Lock her up, have the baby adopted out and remove her friggin' ovaries- with a boathook!
Monday, July 21, 2008
I won't be going near the keyboard for the rest of the night as I'm making Moose Snot.
Wonderful stuff with far more uses than lubing pistol balls, but it does not go well with keyboards!
The commercial equivalent costs about $20 for a small tube. For about $3-4 I can make a kilo of it, which lasts me about 5 years.
The link doesn't for some so:
Stumpy's Moose Snot
A premium multi-shot between wiping (10+) patch lube stable over a wide temperature range.
SPECIFICALLY designed for use of patched round balls in a loading block
Beeswax 2 oz.
Castor Oil 8 oz.
Murphy's Oil Soap 1 oz.
Heat beeswax in a soup can set a pot of water. ( A double-boiler. I keep my beeswax in a one pound coffee can and measure out what I need by melting it and pouring it into measuring cups). Add just enough water so the inner can does not begin to float (should be just short of the lube level in the can). Heat the water to a low boil. In a separate can, add the castor oil and Murphy's oil soap (cold). Once the beeswax is melted, swap the castor oil can in the pot of water for the beeswax. Add the beeswax to the oils. It will clump up. Stir with an ice tea spoon as the mixture heats up. When it fully melts there will be a scum that floats to the top and just won't mix in. Be patient. DO NOT COOK THE MIXTURE. Once the solids are dissolved there is no need to heat further. Skim the scum off. Remove the mix from the heat and wipe the water off the outside (so it won't drip into the container when you pour it out). FINAL TOP SECRET STEP: Add a teaspoon of Murphy's Oil Soap and stir vigorously. This last step makes the lube frothy and smooth - really adds to the appearance; though it doesn't seem to matter to the function of the lube. Clamp the can in the jaws of a vice-grip pliers and pour into the waiting tins. Allow to cool a half hour.
Note: it if is a hinged tin - line the edge that has the hinges with a strip of aluminum foil so it doesn't ooze out before it cools.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
While 30% of the crowd will be others like myself- bargain hunters who have researched the market and know how an auction works- there is the problem of the other 70%!
My love of bargain- hunting and haggling is completely overcome by a wave of depression caused by being in the presence of so many fucktard dumbasses!
The clowns that bid retail price on an item without considering the auctioneer's commission only punish themselves, as do the cretins that have no idea of market value or get into a pissing war with another bidder.
Feckin' time wasters that set unrealistic reserves are more annoying, as they waste my bloody time. Hint- if it ain't a rare or unusual item, the reserve should not be the same as the retail price for the same item. Certainly not when the goods are second-hand! Why the hell am I going to buy a gun for $650 when I can go to a shop and buy a equivalent for near half that AND get a warrantee!
But such is the nature of auctions, and this is why people sell that way- PT Barnum's rule runs true!
The REALLY annoyance is the horde of old Doris's at the back of the hall who are there to treat the who affair as a big social function. They natter worse than a CWI convention- It was that bad I couldn't hear the auctioneer at times and missed a few items as I couldn't hear where the bloody bidding was at! (being a bit deaf doesn't help)
Selling alcohol at an auction might be good for the sellers but it does nothing to help the serious buyers.
I picked up some nice books for an excellent price, but for a days effort- well, next year I will give it a big miss.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Against the law?
Against the law?
Must have been out of season!
or perhaps he was over the bag limit.
I guess they do things different in Wanganui...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Crystal ball material
Back in 2004-5 when I wrote 'Meddlers in Time', I used the idea of a net to stop a vehicle by fouling its wheels and drive shaft by wrapping around them and locking them up.
The other night I was watching 'Future weapons' on Discovery and there was my net!
Another gadget to be used in a project I'm working on now is a miniature Taser projectile, delivered by shotgun.
That too is now a reality!
Monday, July 14, 2008
RIP Sergeant Derek's Wootton
Died in the line of duty,
Well Done Good And Faithful Servant
You just encourage them to breed more than they can feed
A while ago, I heard a story about this. Two persons were over heard talking about food banks and about how you could go and get 'Free Food'
News flash- IT AIN'T FREE!
And if you are working and take charity- it's just plain WRONG!
Assuming you have a sense of right or wrong...
So- Did you plunge the frickin' sword through your ticker?
Give the bastard a sharpish blade and instructions on how to commit seppuku!
I volunteer to be his second- I even have my own sword (US Artillery and rather sharp)
Of course I can't promise that I won't screw it up and forget to take his turnip off when he looks like screaming in agony. but I will try ;-)
Sunday, July 13, 2008
"...The Corrections Department was last night under fire for political correctness gone mad after admitting it had investigated formal complaints by prisoners over cold porridge, burnt toast and not enough sugar with their cups of tea..."
Yes, I have personally seen many of these frivolous complaints- You have never met a pack of more dedicated whiners- of course its all about 'Their Rights'
All friggin' rights should be checked at the gate!
You lost the lot when the judge said 'Guilty'
Nothing to see here, move along
Nothing to see there- for the antique media anyway!
I'm sure they were just storing it to stop Iran getting it!
Hat Tip: Theo Spark
Liarbore outsources election officials
Friday, July 11, 2008
If the shoe fits
The more I think about the name, the more it fits!
Small creatures that live amongst the pond scum. Cold blooded and slimy, you don't really want to touch them and when shot with a .22, you discover they are more red than green.
Their most defining trait is that they have a voice all out of proportion to their stature!
Ingenuity and innovation ain't quite dead here!
Can you think of any potential passengers- you would have to cremate them to get them on-board, but , hey...
Thursday, July 10, 2008
A few quotes on politics
Too many piglets, not enough tits. - Abraham Lincoln
Do not trust the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you or I were going to be hanged. - Oliver Cromwell
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights. - Napoleon
Democracy is grounded upon so childish a complex of fallacies that they must be protected by a rigid system of taboos, else even halfwits would argue it to pieces. Its first concern must thus be to penalize the free play of ideas. - H.L. Mencken
A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement. - Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural address, 1801
Those are governed best who are governed least. - Thomas Jefferson
I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. - Thomas Jefferson, Letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787
Government is not reason, nor eloquence. It is force. And like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearsome master. - George WashingtonThe best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with an average voter. - Winston Churchill
Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of Temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes at the very principles upon which our government was founded. - Abraham Lincoln
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies. - Groucho Marx
Love your country, but never trust its government. - Robert Heinlein
We must not look to government to solve our problems. Government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan
One day closer to...
Oh to see fiction become reality....
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Onward to 1.000,000!
A REAL deterrent needed here!
"...They discovered some 250,000 obscene images showing young girls and newborn babies being sexually abused by adult men..."
This needs a penalty that is a serious deterrent. FOUR YEARS is totally pathetic. One could even say that this filthy pervert has the sympathy of the legal system.
Burn him at the stake.
That will make these disgusting subhumans think...
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Missing the point a little...
"Handywoman Wendy McKenzie is building her own home.
The single mum is helping build her dream house in Oratia thanks to Habitat for Humanity..."Yes, yes- very good but perhaps you would be better off if instead of learning about carpentry, you should have learned/be learning how to find a good man and keep him!
In carpentry there is a saying- measure twice, do it once!
OK- so the above is a little tongue-in-cheek and personally, I wish her well.
But the world seems to be full of those who somebody looking to be rescued- more often than not by the poor bloody taxpayer. For their piss-poor decisions.
They don't want the hand up this woman has been lucky enough to receive- they want a bloody meal ticket for life and absolution from all responsibility that may come their way.
It's enough to make you vote Libertarianz!
(This sort of rant can be expected every time I look at my tax summary for the year to date)
Monday, July 07, 2008
I'm calling 'Bullshit!' on this one!
And we believe that because the govamint wouldn't lie to us, would they?
Lets look at that another way- if smoking has killed that many in less than four years, shouldn't it have been banned? After all, the powers-that-be do so love to ban stuff!
I mean, drink-driving fatalities pale into insignificance compared to that kill return!
or does somebody have a financial interest here...
(click on image to enlarge)
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Cullen states the friggin' obvious
Of course it's bloody political you donkey-bonking anal wart!
The truckies- and one hell of a lot of us non-truck driver want you to sod off, crawl under the rock that you came from and friggin' die!
Wanting your corrupt and arrogant nanny state out is political- about as political as it gets.
Suck it up asshole!
Saturday, July 05, 2008
It's Miller Time!
And its the 4th of July where it's made, so I thought- 'Why not!'
It beats the hell out of Bud!
"...It's just another crippling blow, we're just getting used to fuel going up. The deal was they were supposed to give us a month's notice so we could put our rates up," Mr McAuley said..."
And there is the problem- non-business liarbour types can't comprehend that there is a time lag between having to pay the charges and when you can actually pass them on! During that time, the operators have to suck it up.
The liarbour cheerleaders are all crying- 'truckies must pay their true costs'
Quite right. Am I to understand that you NOW understand the principle of 'User Pays'?
And that now the 'For the Public Good' defense is now gone. Outstanding! All those who museums and orchestras can start looking to up the door prices and pass the true costs on!
Another point so far overlooked regards this:
"...Transport Minister Annette King said notice of the increased charges was withheld because when it was given in 2007 there was a $17.5 million mass pre-purchase to beat the cut-off..."
Now usually when somebody pays in advance, a discount is in order! Having that money early has got to be worth a few points.
Any business would love customers pre-paying.
But nanny state is insatiable!
Friday, July 04, 2008
I will be downing a few in your honour tonight!
Theo has the best stuff-as usual!
it's not about transport...
Well, a bit of of it is about the cost of transport- but mostly it's about an idea.
The idea that people seem to be finally becoming aware of.
That government has spread through our lives like a cancer As with so many cancers, it is at the point of killing you when you finally become aware of it.
We are about to get this cancer cut out. That much is obvious now.
But cancer has this nasty habit of coming back.
Today's protests- rather small beer on the world stage- serve notice that that apathy levels in NZ have finally been overcome. This SHOULD be a strong message to ALL parties that we are sick of being continually leeched upon to support the agendas of a few.
I know that NZ can be roused to far more meaningful demonstrations than a traffic jam. Study your history if you think this rhetoric.
Today's gesture was the first rocks tumbling down the slope before the landslide.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
7 1/2 percent too bloody far!
I knew NZ had the capacity to get serious about protest, but usually only over rugby issues.
Now the flash point has FINALLY been reached. EVENTUALLY the concept that fuel and transport cost affect EVERYTHING seems to have sunk home.
I'm hoping this is a start and I call on the farmers to join in here. Lets show the cheese-eating surrender-monkeys how to block roads!
84% popular support!