Reasons women aren’t working for money

I guess it would be fair to balance that with men:  Read more »

Kumara Bill isn’t the freshest spud in the bucket

Prime Minister Bill English is optimistic a Donald Trump presidency will not reverse the recent improvement in New Zealand’s relations with the United States but admits a rethink on the Trans Pacific Partnership is needed.

With just four days until the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, English said he was not expecting to talk to Trump any time soon.

“They’ve got to go through this massive process of bedding in a new Government. I’d imagine New Zealand is relatively low on their priorities.” Read more »

Man that was a boring press release

Is it the holidays and there is a caucus retreat on and Nashy has forgotten about the press release quota?

Under-resourcing from the National-led Government is seriously undermining the Police’s ability to combat organised crime, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Stuart Nash.

“In answers to my questions, the Minister of Police has confirmed that the numbers of Police officers dedicated to fighting organised crime is disturbingly low in the areas where they are needed most.

“The number of Police involved in organised crime is below 200, or around two per cent of the total police force, so it’s no wonder crime is up and resolution rates are down. Read more »

This is why Putin envies Trump

 

– Tipline

 

Mental Health Break

Yet another example of so called feminists using soft porn to sell their protest

Have you noticed how often feminists like to get their clothes off? They love to use the female body as a means of protest. They write slogans across their naked breasts and stand naked in public while holding a sign. They see nudity as a powerful way to protest and it seems nothing is too offensive for them to use including pubic hair. I would like to provide you all with photographic evidence but the nudity would put our google ad revenue in jeopardy so you will have to settle for a word picture.

The latest attempt to use soft porn to sell a protest comes from Madonna. On her Twitter account, she tweeted a photo that shows pubic hair shaved in the shape of the Nike logo with the words, Yasssssssss! Just Do it!” “1 Million Women’s March!! Be There!!”

This sums up for me the inherent problem with third wave feminism. On the one hand it castigates and humiliates men for ridiculous things like wearing a shirt they don’t like to an award ceremony and on the other hand it thinks it is quite okay to use the female body as an offensive, eye-catching piece of advertising.

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Map of the Day

Recently declassified CIA map Cuba Missile Locations 1962

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Freshly minted Labour MP Michael Wood has found the Killer Issue

Would a reasonable friend refuse to discuss ‘climate change’?

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Guest post

I am in a bit of a dilemma. I have an older male friend (I am middle aged myself) I met through work some years ago, and he has been very good at keeping up regular contact. He is conservative and a little left leaning compared to me but we can usually discuss any topic reasonably and not be too concerned if we don’t agree. Our discussions never get heated and we never feel threatened by each other.   Read more »

Poor Karl has got a full dose of curmudgeony

Mr and Mrs Quail produced seven chicks. We were proud of our quail family and felt like proxy parents. But then the inevitable happened.

I found the bodies of two quail chicks lying on the lawn. Of the rest of the family, there was no sign.

After several days, the adult birds reappeared by themselves. We assumed that cats had got all the chicks.

They would have killed out of instinct, not necessity. The cats we see are well-fed and don’t need juvenile quail to supplement their diet.

Prior to this I’d harboured no ill-feeling toward cats. We don’t own one, but our section is treated as common ground by all the neighbours’ cats and we constantly see them around.

One took to lurking under the concealing foliage of a weeping Japanese maple, from where it would ambush any bird that came within striking distance. A pile of feathers on the lawn would tell the story.

I could tolerate that. One blackbird less, when our garden is overpopulated with them anyway, didn’t bother me. But the quail chicks were a different story.

At that point I began to have some sympathy for Gareth Morgan’s campaign for controls on domestic cats. But he’s got it only half right, because cats can be a pest for other reasons besides their blood lust.

We often encounter cat excrement in the garden. It’s not only foul-smelling, but potentially dangerous because it can transmit the parasitic disease toxoplasmosis.

My resent-o-meter was cranked up a further couple of notches recently when a cat started making itself comfortable at night on an outside settee. It left evidence of its sleepovers in the form of ineradicable stains on the cushions. Read more »