Not my bitter, misanthropic nature [birthday eve]

It is that time of the year where the equinox plays merry havoc with the weather. It was snowing on Monday, we had a nor’wester yesterday with temperatures into the 20s, and this morning feels mild. It is all the last day before I turn 54, and my birthday always puts me in a melancholy […]


The return of the king, and sewers.

John was of the same lineage as Christ, if not better. His father was a priest: his mother was the cousin of Mary. He was raised not in Galilee, where no prophet ever came from, but in the hill country of Judah: his preaching was causing a revival among the Jews, where all factions were […]

Choose the battles the SJW consider icky.

Richard Prebble is an astute old mongrel of a politician, who writes in the ACT (it’s a Kiwi poltiical party, relax, we have about ten of them) site as part of the postmortem on the election. That criticizing security services and implying they are in a politically corrupt system can backfire. Imagine climate change #AlGore […]


The state does clients, not charity.

I have a lot of friends who vote left. In part, this is because I live in Dunedin, which has returned a Union backed candidate for almost 100 years, had one of the first female MPs, and where being progressive is seen as a very good thing. In the aftermath of this election, these people […]

Socail Justice Morons of the week.

Taken from teh Twittah. As a public service: Gentlemen, or Ladies of the sapphic persuasion. Choose celibacy over these and those like them, for the sake of your own sanity and salvation. Why do feminists always want to "smash" something? http://t.co/NPQBIg22Sw #feminism #tcot pic.twitter.com/DxENQI9ij0 — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) September 21, 2014 “What’s this really […]

True dat.

This post is titled in recollection of Alte, who would generally follow her most scabrous, accurate and cynical observations by using Ebonics, or more accurately, Trash Talk. Well, she has had to survive in Philadelphia, and that does things to a woman, even one who is a Lady most of the time. Kiwis based in […]


It is what you do, not what you say.

I am sitting here with a hangover of schandenfreude. Last night the centre right party, run by a banker (of Jewish extraction) John Key, won an increased share of the vote to the point where it can govern alone: the internet mana party (funded by Kim Dot Com, of hacking and Nazi memorabilia fame) lost […]

Being elect or having an election.

Today is election day, as as I noted last night, there are severe limits on anything vaguely political today. All election signs must come down: no person can enter the polling vote with another, one can wear rosette or party colours but they must not have slogans on them, and all bumper stickers and paraphernalia […]

Election eve administrivia.

Tomorrow is election day in NZ, and any comments that promote any candidate will have to be taken down. In short, when I blog tomorrow, I will take down the comments until the election is over. One has to keep within local laws when you can. In the meantime, this is a very long video […]