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.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
A good idea
"...The Defence Force is considering the use of remote-control drone planes to patrol New Zealand's waters, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp has confirmed..."
Probably cheaper than trying to lure our pilots back from the aussie air force!
Tsunami warning- due to hit NZ (if it does) 0944
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Squandering other peoples money
When you don't do something productive to EARN your money, you don't appreciate the value of it. News flash- your ratepayers DO!
"Residents fighting a proposed "wet house" for alcoholic vagrants in Island Bay have accused Wellington City Council of trying to clear the homeless out of the central city.
The council has offered $500,000 over two years to set up the country's first wet house in Ribble St. The building – a former halfway house for mental patients that is owned by Housing New Zealand – would house about eight alcoholics, allowing them to continue drinking but offering 24-hour care..."I have another solution-
DON'T FEED THE FRIGGIN' PIGEONS! Especially with ratepayers money!
Let the bums drink themselves to death somewhere they ain't a nuisance- say, the local tip. That or jail- not that they will do too much drinking there.
I see no merit in enabling a pack of piss-heads self-destructive habits- it's bad enough that we are paying out for welfare and medical for a bunch of dero's.
You want to kill youreslf with the booze- fine, don't bother turning up a hospital wasting time and taxpayer dollars that could be spent on someone worth a damn!
Monday, September 28, 2009
More on cycling
I have always ridden on my own or with one other person, at most. Mob mentality is not my scene. The rule has always been 'single file and hug the left'- that being the best way to survive- NZ drivers being as skilled as they are!
These mobs of lycra-wrapped wannabe organ doners have nothing but my contempt- for their lack of interest in remaining part of the human race. As many know, I travel the back road of rural New Zealand daily and in doing so, I have had many a close call with groups of cling-wrapped organs all over my lane- and the other. They seem to be totally oblivious to the fact that big chunks of Japanese steel are using these roads will *really hurt* when they collide with five kilos of alloy- at whatever speed.
None are more of a pain in the arse as the group of geriatrics who clog the back roads of Greytown totally oblivious to any rules of the road. I am of the firm belief that they are going for a vehicle-assisted suicide, to avoid being committed to a rest home for approaching dementia!
Another point- these rolling roadblocks- are they ever policed for the correct following distance?- half a wheel diameter seems to be the norm.
If they held the correct spacing, maybe 20 of them would not have been take out up north!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Believe it-or not
Two days after I brought it, I destroyed what was left of my left knee cartilage. A couple of years later it was the ligaments in my left hand. The bike has sat in the garage unused since- I have never used it.
Today I got on it and rode it for a couple of k's!
This weight loss thing is really starting to kick in!
I WILL get back below 85kg!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I hate daylight saving
Obviously somebody who does not share a house with others who are now in fouler moods than is the norm at reveille. Or has never been kicked by an irate cow.
I'm not quite sure what the right punishmnet should be for those who choose to inflict this upon us.
Bastinado doen't cut it, but keel-hauling seems about right- or possibly being staked to an ant hill. The saw may be a little excessive in these enlightened times.
I may change my mind on that when I leave for work tommorrow morning...
Friday, September 25, 2009
This will mess with your brain!
If you did- DON'T PLAY IT!
This is methamphetamine for the ears!
Q. What do you call a 30 year old South Auckland girl?
Q. Why did the South Auckland girl cross the road?
A. To start a fight with a complete stranger for no reason whatsoever.
Q. What do you call an South Auckland girl in a white tracksuit?
A. The bride.
Q. What's the first question during an South Auckland quiz night?
A. What you looking at?
Q. What does an South Auckland girl use as protection during sex?
A. A bus shelter.
Q. Two South Auckland kids in a car without any music - who is driving?
A. The policeman.
Q. What's the difference between a boy and an South Auckland girl?
A. An South Auckland girl has a higher sperm count.
Q. What's the most confusing day in South Auckland ?
A. Father's day
Q. How do people know Jesus wasn't born in South Auckland ?
A. You try finding 3 wise men and a virgin there!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
According to prophecy
I wish I had been wrong, mind! Talk about the proverbial slap on the hand with a wet bus ticket!
And to confirm that a man would get a far stiffer sentence- just look here- and note that while serious stuff NOBODY DIED.
Picture and more of the story of the low-life kid-killer bitch here
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sauce fo the Goose...
Recession- not here
The harbour cats were packed with sightseers out for the harbour tour and the helicopters were all in the air flying about.
This recession doesn't compare with the last one I remember- the late '80's.
Christchurch 1988 was dead- all the bars were empty and had $1 bottles for happy hour in an attempt to draw punters in- great if you had money!
That was the time 25% of the Christchurch workforce wasn't. Nothing like this time and with far less about it on TV and n the papers...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The answers are all here.
No sweat for a platoon of Army Engineers!
Along with a few thousand other, I used to live in this sort of accomodation for a couple of months of the year- without having been caught breaking any of the laws of our land! So don't cry hardhip and cruelty here!
But I still think my previous solution was more creative...
Monday, September 21, 2009
An easy problem to solve
"The number of prisoners in New Zealand is at the highest level ever, two weeks after breaking the previous record.."
I call it 'Prison Lotto'TM
Inmates get a number for every year they are sentenced to serve (with a threshold for entry, as I am not a cruel person) Five years gets five chances in the draw, a life sentence gets you however many years you have before reaching the average lifespan.
The number of tickets draws is 10% of the total muster.
The prison population is decimated every year!
Did I mention that bad behaviour gets you a bonus ticket each time you screw up?
Sunday, September 20, 2009
A day outing to Somes Island
You can't beat Wellington on a good day. Trick is getting Wellington on a good day- when you have a day off!
$62.50 for the ferry trip (family ticket) and $5/head if you want the guided tour.
A thoroughly enjoyable day (when you exclude tardy kids, flat car batteries, expired credit cards, last minute dirty nappies, exorbitant Wellington parking rates, children with eggcup sized bladders...
Having been asked, the ferry trip takes 20 minutes. These is a sealed road up the hill to the quarantine station- an easy ten minute stroll with small children. There are plenty of tracks around the island OK for pushchairs and there are two toilets!
More info here:
Primitive savage behaviour- as predicted
I hope (yeah, right) the poice are following strong leads- namely the cavemen who threatened to do this.
I have something of a theory on this now common act.
Its not about apeasing the sky pixies at all.
In the arsonist's very small and primitive minds, they see what to the is a moral justification to indulge in a bit of lawlessness. 'Yippie- I get to burn somebodys house down and feel good about it!'
And as we know, property owners are all 'rich honkey bastards, who are insured anyway'
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Playing with a laser
It's talk like a pirate day!
Where's my pirating outfit?
A 20mm rifle!
Hat Tip: The Firearms Blog
Yeah right- I seem to have heard this one before.
You ain't fooling anyone- all you want to do is put on a nice show of penitence and get diversion from some serious charges.
I hear this same story all the time- Master Screwup goes about telling the other yoof they shouldn't do as he has done. Shame they persist in screwing up anyway.
And what is this shit?
"..As serious crash unit officers continue to investigate, with decisions on any charges being put on hold, calls have been made for police to rid the roads of boy racers..."
I go 6 kph over the limit and no mercy is shown, yet the above have yet to be charged?- for doing something that WAS dangerous- not something that COULD have been dangerous!
Try figuring that one out- I can't!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Freedom of speech is the right to find your own friggin' soapbox!
I especially refer to the girlie commenters that like to drop snide comments- two from a very similar IP...
The upside is that I have figured out how to make haloscan work!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
What HAVE we come to?
"The return home of these three personnel was a command decision," said Commander Joint Forces NZ Air Vice Marshal Peter Stockwell.
"Blah, Blah, Blah..
"Let me be very clear that this is not about a group of young soldiers just taking a photograph of themselves; soldiers have been doing this since the availability of cameras. These three are returning to New Zealand because of a series of actions and errors of judgment on their part that did not meet the standards we expect of our people."
What kind of Nancy-boy, pussy-whipped, squat to pee, neutered faries do we have running the armed forces! Air marshal in charge of three helicopters and and antiquated freighter!
Do you limp-wristed Biggles Boys think this is the friggin' boy scouts?
Show a fraction of the balsl of those at the sharp end and tell the press to go fuck themselves!
Is this really the country that produced so many pilots who played prominant roles in WWII?
[Historical error corrected above]
Who would have looked at that picture and said something like "Who gives a damn about the enemy!"
And the penalty- 'Becuse you are not behaving as gentlemen, you cannot play war anymore!'
"Please doan throw me into that ol' briar patch!"
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Should have just surrendered to Hitler and saved yourselves the pain. Hell, by now you would have worked up to being second class German citizens which is a hell of a lot better than the outlook as I see it.
England is FUBAR.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Why piss about?
Just terminate the bastard- you know the one I mean.
Perhaps you don't- there are so many deserving scrotes out there right now.
Including these two shit-heads!
This is the 35th century construction equipment I was thinking of five years ago when I wrote the story!
Monday, September 14, 2009
"Police have charged 67 people after the Undie 500 rally deteriorated into a weekend of violence in Dunedin.
Charges include breaching the temporary liquor ban, disorderly behaviour, obstruction and wilfully setting fire to property.
Most of those charged will appear in the Dunedin District Court on Thursday and Friday, with three appearing tomorrow..."
So they want to ban the Undie 500.
Wrong way to go. Play the ball, not the player!
How many time do I have to repeat that banning does sod all?
What they DO need to do is to sentence convicted rioters with the full penalties in law. If this buggers up their oh-so-promising futures- tough shit.
Actions should have consequences.
See if a cop done for DUI gets let off with diversion? not likely, and that is how it should be.
No doubt these young crap-heads will have mumsy and daddy digging deep to have a high-powered lawyer find some loophole, like a spelling mistake in the charge sheet.
These sort of parents are as bad as the shit in the dock- and no doubt are a major part of the problem.
While I'm on the subject, Dunedin might be a good place to deploy a water cannon unit. The type of water cannon that injects marker dye and OC.
Passed on by a friend:
A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
Most importantly note the difference between
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control
From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend d themselves were rounded up and exterminated.-----
In 1911, Turkey established gun control
From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves,
were rounded up and exterminated.----
Germany established gun control in 1938
From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were
unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.-----
China established gun control in 1935
From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated-----
Guatemala established gun control in 1964
From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.----
Uganda established gun control in 1970
From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves,
were rounded up and exterminated.----
In the state of
Cambodia established gun control in 1956
From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.----
Defenceless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.-----
It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own Government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in:
1: Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent.
2: Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent...
3: Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44%
Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!
While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.
There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort, and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns.
The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.
You won't see this data on the
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade
The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.
AND WHERE IS
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Not all are tarred with the same brush.
I can tell you that the story told at the link above would be a fairly typical one.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Worthless birdcage liner
"...There is the dread of leaving the house that morning. People might stare, or worse, yell insults.
Prayers are more intense, visits with family longer. Mosques become a refuge..."
Where was the refuge for the poor bastard on the video clip below?
Some muslim sensiblities are offended (not that that takes much) Big deal!
Listen to the audio and hear one of the 2998 DIE!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Lest we forget
Stuff we all know
Hat Tip: Theo Spark
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Stop buggerizing about
Whats to debate?
Scrap the friggin travesty!
All this nonsense about 'save the trees'
"...Labour predicted wholesale removal of trees from Auckland with MP Lynne Pillay saying it would lead to the "death by a thousand cuts" of suburban greenery..."
Bollocks!- go into a garden center or nursery and watch people hand over large amounts of their own cash BUYING trees to plant.
Look at what is urban land now- a while back much was bare pasture (cleared from the bush) Then it was subdivided and what dis the homeowners do?
Without being ordered to by the state and at their own expense.
I don't see doom and despair for the trees of this land...
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Who is the terrorist?
Now was he warning IRD of terrorist attacks or was he warning IRDs about THEIR terrorist attacks?
We didn't really need warning.
Maybe he should have included a bomb.
A VERY BIG one.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Neutering the police continues
It appears that some friggin' office-bound chair warmer has decided to cut costs by cutting one of the more critical areas of training! Bloody unbelievable!
"...He said the decision was believed to have been made to reduce "training overhead".It followed a national policy to introduce a three-tiered firearms training model which would lead to "position specific" exemptions. That could include officers working on youth aid and other police sections..."
"...The magazine said the cost of ammunition was rising and under the proposed new tiered training structure "first responders" would get more firearms training, "secondary" responders would get rifle training only (and not hand gun training) and others would get no firearms training at all..."
Secure this bullshit RIGHT NOW. Firearms training is an intregal part of the job and the cost of ammo just does not come into it. ANY cop can be called up in a bad situation, regardless of their position- or is the plan now to cower and wait for the army?
How about cutting all the cultural cringe sensitivity training and use the money to buy some more 9mm?
Monday, September 07, 2009
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10 different phrases controlled by radio.
full radio controll.
moving head and gun.
flashing lights cool.
comes with mint box and all original contents.
tru star of doctor who
$10 shipping nz wide.
(bold highlighting is mine)
Sunday, September 06, 2009
A new blog worth following
Well worth a look.
Please pay a new blogger a visit and leave a few comments.
We need more like this!
Saturday, September 05, 2009
What kind of PC weenies do we have in defense headquarters?
What kind of limp-wristed, PC, hand-wringing, sooks do we have posing as soldiers these days?- I'm talking about the REMF's in Defense Headquaters, so there is no confusion here.
Totally inappropriate behaviour my arse!
Bombs and shell have been sent over with a bit of decoration since their invention.
And now its a problem- why- because some scote will be offended two microseconds before he is turned into ant fodder.
And what are you going to do to the troopies as punishment?- send them to Afghanistan?
"...Green Party MP Keith Locke said today the Defence Force should explain exactly what role the soldiers had been performing at Bagram airbase where the photos were taken.
"We have been led to believe that the NZDF unit at Bagram was purely to facilitate the delivery of supplies through to our Provincial Reconstruction Team in Bamien province," he said..."
On behalf of all the good soldiers out there who are unable to make such a statement-
Keith Locke- go fuck yourself with a tree!
Not that the whole area wouldn't benefit from the attentions of the D11 a few posts back...
Entirely predictable- the Cavemen and the Hand-Wringers want to make free with OUR property!
Spending other people's money
Isn't it easy spending what you have never earned!
Apparently, the going rate for a toilet block is $100k
I wonder what that works out to per square meter, considering a basic house costs $800-1000.
I'm told that house costs are more like $2-2.5k per metre. I was working on Wairarapa prices quoted a few months ago.
Friday, September 04, 2009
Do you think this cocksucker likes me?
A new pleasure
Problem is the clowns at airport security are now going to want to look where the sun don't shine!
I think I will just keep having my holidays in NZ!
'Look out- he's got a Mk 82 hanging out of his arse!'
Thursday, September 03, 2009
When in Rome...
I see no reason whatsoever to cater to their sensibilities here.
They sure as hell won't respect your 'right' do drink beer and eat ham over there!
Since when do kids that age even think about such things?
Especially spelling- look at the way they make a total has out of the English language with the idler's abortion that is txtspk!
Ask them about the latest TV shows or ghastly popular music and they will have a sort of opinion on that- based on what the other kids in their herd are saying.
No, they were put up to it.
Laws called them out and basically told them to bugger off- good on him!
Laws is accountable to his ratepayers, not a bunch of upstarts and the teacher from elsewhere, filling their minds with her own agenda.
For the easily offended that don't understand what bullying is- here is an example.
There is a poll over here
More news that has come to light, is that this issue happened in April- it surfaces the day after his 'Gang Patch' bill...
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Coming to getcha!
Now THATS a shed!
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Thats enough serious stuff for now!
Watching National Geographic channel and they had a bit on the Dragon Rapide.
That set off the memory and after a quick Google:
(I think it was from the Rutland Dirty Weekend Book)
Hello you chaps! You know pranging around over the Baltic in a twin-engined Dragon Rapide can be a bally lonely business, even with chums like Algy and Ginger prancing around, and it's at times like these that a bloke needs the zany, whacky, kooky, oddball humour of Monty Python to keep his hands on the joystick, and his mind off chums like Algy and Ginger. Take this book for instance . . . Ginger get off. As you know it folds into a small coffee table, it can be used as a shower, or burns with a bright blue flame to provide twenty hours cooking, or up to thirty hours heating. If you chew the colour pages you can take in enough nutriment to keep alive in the desert for up to sixteen days, and if you simply add the cover to water it folds into an exquisite Japanese flower arrangement. The book may be used as a defensive weapon, it can be inserted as a plug for internal hemorrhaging, chopped into segments and simmered to provide a decent curry, pulped and chewed as a mild halllucinogen, or mashed and sprayed on exposed parts of the skin to make recalcitrant agents talk. If creamed with milk it can be rolled out and frozen to form a tasty ice lolly, combined with lighter fluid in an empty bottle it makes a passable bomb, and rolled up, smeared with KY and sat on, it makes a perfectly acceptable . . . Algy will you put that down, I haven't finished reading it. Well use the vibrator in the forward storage hold. Yes of course Ginger's cleaned it. No I haven't seen the contoured condoms. As you can see it's a pretty useful type of a book and I for one am jolly pleased to recommend it. It's a deuced clever little number, and I'm keen to say a nice word about the backroom boys behind it. So, here goes . . . bombs away . . . no, no Algy love . . . Algy! . . . I meant it metaphorically . . . Algy! . . . Al . . . oh well, teach the Swedes to be neutral.
Violence as a virtue
One of those red-flag comments to me!
It's utter nonsense.
Violence has been settling matters from the dawn of time. For good or bad.
I used the example of violence against six million Jews. Now this violence had a profound impact on their lives- and the effects carry on today.
What did it achieve?
A corrupt and evil regime used the hate against the Jews to further its own agenda.
A regime that had ITS fate most definitely settled by violence.
In the longer term it has produced a nation that has said 'Never gain' and now punches way above its weight.
Violence on the beaches of Normandy and the Pacific lead to the end of two evil empires, as did a pair of nuclear weapons.
Can anyone say this violence did not produce a tangible result? or a result that was necessary, justified and good?
Now moving back to yesterdays topic of assasination- violence against the leaders of a government.
Its quite important to realise I am discussing this in a GENERAL manner. For many years I have often stated that I find it remarkable that NOBODY in New Zealands history has gotten fired up enough to try and kill a political figure (that we know about)
When you consider the level and amount of force and compulsion that has been directed at US- it it so bizzare to think that WE may want to direct a bit of force back their way? I'm not saying I encourage it, but I can understand why somebody would start taking pot-shots from a grassy knoll!
And on the world stage, who has been behind the bulk of the killing of their own people.
And if the UN ever got the power thay seek, I have no doubt that they would be the worst of them all- all in the name of saving us from ourselves.
Their firearms control agenda say much as to where they want to go...