Sunday, August 24, 2014

More lollypops

"National has announced an up to $20,000 kick-start for low and middle income couples who build a new home.
Speaking to a 2500 strong crowd at National's campaign launch in Auckland today, leader John Key said the new package would help about 90,000 first home buyers over the next five years…"

Do first time home buyers EVER buy/build  a new house?
In my experience, they buy a house in need of work. Lots of work! 
Because if the haven't just won lotto- that is all they can afford.

Or are we talking about one of these. (not that I would mind one)

Monday, August 18, 2014

And yet they are kept defenseless

"A 33-year-old woman kidnapped at knifepoint in Whangarei has emerged from her ordeal shaken but unhurt.
She was parked in the Laurie Hall car park in the central city about 8.30am when a man threatened her with a knife, police said.
He forced her to drive to Mair Park, then to the ASB bank on Kensington Avenue, and the car park on Quay Street in the town basin…"
This is the later of a spate hijackings- the previous were beaten off. Yet, do the powers that be have anything to say about realistic self- defense?
Of course not.
Nice compliant sheep have no need to carry pistols, Mace or tasters. No indeed! somebody might get hurt!

I kind of thought that was the idea…

Sunday, August 17, 2014

modern goddamn times

Apparently it is not polite to refer to the birth of a girl-child as a 'dud' or 'blind'. Must be an army thing.

Also, the act is not 'calving'

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Celebrity deaths

Celebrity Deaths.

Did you actually know the frickin' person?


So why get all frickin' emo?

Good people die every day without mention...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Why we have stereotypes

"Two friends who defaced National party hoardings stood in court together as they pleaded guilty to wilful damage charges…"

Yep, exactly what you would expect. We have stereotypes and profiles because so very often they fit.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Talk is cheap

"Labour is promising 1.7 million people - 40 per cent of the population - will be eligible for free doctors visits and prescriptions under a Labour-led government…"

It's easy to promise stuff when you know you won't have to deliver. The greens are even worse at this than liarbour. Anyone with a modicum of grey matter knows that there is either no chance of it happening or taxes go up for the few of us working.

I do a bit of it when kids ask if they can have an 80" inch TV or a playstation 4. My answer is-"yes- when I win Lotto". Difference is that I would deliver- and without robbing someone else to pay for it.