Looks like Winston has a couple of turds in the punch bowl

It looks like Winston Peters has a couple of turds in his punch bowl.

NZ First MP Denis O’Rourke has vowed to resign if the party adopted a policy that would see “new settlers” forced to take out medical insurance for a decade.

The idea was proposed at the party’s annual conference in Rotorua on Sunday and a heated debate followed.

O’Rourke immediately stood up to declare the policy was discriminatory, illegal under the Bill of Rights and would open up NZ First to ridicule.

If the “disgraceful” remit was adopted, the list MP said he would considered withdrawing his membership.

His colleague Mahesh Bindra, who was born in India, also argued against the idea.    Read more »

Surely this isn’t really necessary?

I hate possums, I really do, I’ve shot literally thousands of them.

I remember one trip when I was around 18 to Matamata and we shot 500 in one night on a farm…with shotguns. The bruising was something to be believed. The next night we went out and shot 300 more.

So don’t get me wrong, I loathe possums, they aren’t meant to be here.

But I have to question the sanity of mass drops of 1080 poison when this happens.

Source/ Facebook

Source/ Facebook

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Word of the day

The word for today is…

risible (adj) – 1. Relating to laughter or used in eliciting laughter.
2. Eliciting laughter; ludicrous.
3. Capable of laughing or inclined to laugh.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1550s, “given to laughter,” from Middle French risible (14th century) and directly from Late Latin risibilis “laughable, able to laugh,” from Latin risus, past participle of ridere “to laugh.” Meaning “capable of exciting laughter, comical” is from 1727.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 2

18Entering her house leads to death; it is the road to the grave.

Sunday Nightcap

And now for something completely different… and nerdy cool

Today’s Trivia

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The fastest man-made object ever is the Helios 2 space probe at 157,000 mph. (Source)

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