Daily Proverb

Proverbs 17

4Wrongdoers eagerly listen to gossip; liars pay close attention to slander.

Thursday nightCap

Originals and fakes


Daily Trivia


During the Spanish-American war, a warship sent to capture Guam fired 13 shots at the harbour fort; the Spanish sent an officer out to aplogise for not returning the ‘salute’ as they were out of gunpowder; they hadn’t been informed they were at war. (source)   Read more »


Networked cars


Futility of existence

I might actually watch golf if it looked like this

Whaleoil Backchat

Welcome to the daily Whaleoil Backchat – posted at 6:30 pm every day.

This post is like an end-of-day General Debate post.

Everyone’s a critic


A Great Candidate for the Nasty Party

Labour’s Tukituki candidate is trying to curry favour with the Nasty faction of the Nasty party by attacking her opponent Craig Foss.

On education, rather than for having a gay ute.

Anna Lorck: Education makes me see red

WHEN a woman wears red something happens – she sparks interest.

And if there’s one thing that’s got me nearly as much attention as being Labour’s new Tukituki candidate, it’s been my red dress – people noticed.

“You’re the one in red” and just like that people start talking to me. We know it’s not the dress, because the conversation quickly changes to what they really want to know, for most they’re not into the politics, they want to find out what makes me tick, do I have heart and will she listen.

Yes a woman like me, who strives for more, with a busy family of five girls, who built a business and lives and breathes the heartland, what made you red enough to stand for Parliament?  Read more »