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  • Nechtan

    The Yardbirds with Jeff Beck on guitar.

    • 1951

      Now that’s going back a bit N.

      • Nechtan

        Thats where the good stuff is (mostly)

        • Betty Swallocks

          Ah, but it wasn’t always so. This was 1963 and the Yardbirds featured a very young Clapton. The band doesn’t have a clue where they’re up to in the intro – they are on the 4 chord while Sonny Boy is on the 5 chord, but they get it right eventually.

  • Bart67

    Yet another protest about black Afro-americans being killed by white police. While this is an issue, why are the leaders of the African American community not being as vociferous about the far far larger number of Afro-americans being killed by Afro-american males!

    I despise hypocrisy!

    • mommadog

      Probably the same reason that Maori leaders are not being vociferous about the number of Maori men beating their wives and Maori parents killing their children. Much easier to blame someone else than look within.

    • Johnny Smear

      My son sent me this on face book.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncRGoqNUb1w

      • cows4me

        Yes it’s a good one Johnny, I think some were wishing the earth would open up and swallow them.

      • terrynaki

        quality police officer ,would love for him to run my area.

      • Cowgirl

        Wow – that is fantastic and really powerful.

    • Cowgirl

      I have to wonder how many white people are killed by black cops every year, and whether anyone ever thinks to attribute it to racial bias. I’m sure black cops have killed white people before – whether it’s based on race, is not so clear. I’m sure most probably assume the white person was in the wrong, to get himself killed by a cop. I don’t know why the default setting seems to be outrage, rather than assuming the cops are the good guys doing their job. Do we hear when black cops kill black troublemakers, or just when the cops are white?

      I have heard of at least 2 cases where white people were brutally killed by blacks, and these 2 cases (I’m sure there are more) got almost no coverage by media (despite being horrendous crimes), because the media were scared it might be termed a ‘hate crime’ and that blacks would actually being blamed for a terrible crime, even though blacks actually did them. These cases were despicable where the victims were truly innocent, and yet they have had nothing like the coverage that these few people who have been shot by cops while misbehaving, have had. We would never have heard the end of it if the roles were reversed.

      Sometimes it is not about black vs white. Sometimes it is just good people vs bad, regardless of colour and we should hear about things that are wrong, regardless of the colour of who did them.

      • MaryLou

        I think it’s the result of past indisputable incidents (caught on camera) – once trust is lost, it’s really hard to get back. I’m thinking in particular of one black man, who I think was actually called Martin King (after the other one), where the footage was widely broadcast and very, very disturbing to watch. No I guess the default assumption is police brutality. Also given their lovely history with slaves…

        • Cowgirl

          You’re thinking of Rodney King, who was a scumbag with a long career of getting in trouble with the law, and who copped a beating one night from cops who he’d led on a merry goose chase, and who had finally lost their rag with him. Of course, we didn’t really hear much about that at the time, but the video was widely circulated and caused the LA riots, when they let the cops off.

          • MaryLou

            Ah you’re right, never heard the background just saw the footage repeatedly

          • Cowgirl

            Yes the media are quite good at deciding the bits they think you should know, and what you shouldn’t, safe in the knowledge that most will never get around to reading up on it.

          • MaryLou

            True – I know I really only check on articles I’m particularly interested in, and used to just rely on journalists to do their job to some degree – ie being professionals. What a fallacy that’s turned out to be!

          • Mick Ie

            The media being selective in their news reporting? No! Surely you jest?! This is beginning to sound like an International First World Problem rather than just a local condition. We all need to be Freed from this bias.

      • cmm

        It comes down to two things:

        1) What brings in the eyeballs, attracts clicks and revenue.

        2) Keeping the citizens divided and fighting with eachother (instead of taking on the bigger issues of looming foreign debt etc).

        The vast majority of shootings in USA is due to black-on-black violence amongst gang members, yet it is the people who go to gun shows etc that get labelled as the dangerous nut-jobs.

  • Nige.

    in the past 3 years i dont think i have ever seen such a heightened awareness of our political landscape. the media have been jamming it down our throats on a scale that i have never seen before. in my youth, in the 80s politics was something that for the most part featured ‘later’ in the news AFTER the days crime stories and ‘propper’ journalistic reporting. But nowadays it seems that every news headline is politicaly motivated, intended by the media to be devicive and people are “choosing” sides as though it is some kind of ‘uprising’ or ‘revelution’ or something. (over dramatic?perhaps. but not for some)

    Point being, people need to remember that people are “people” first and their political persuasion second.

    • Nebman

      Listen to Tim Minchin’s “The Fence” (or at least read the lyrics) – throws a different light onto modern times for me.

      • Reaper

        That was great, thank you. Have added it to my Xmas day playlist, it will give the neighbours a nice break from the Pogues & Boney M :)

    • 1951

      I think the Left with all their infiltration into every corner of everything including the media over the last decade, are feeling just a tad prickly. They are being challenged like never before in recent years. It seems they don’t like it either.

    • caochladh

      Have they been taking lessons on overt subliminal messaging because that isn’t working either.

  • Alright

    I’m on an Annie Lennox bender in the lead up Christmas. I promise I’ll get over it.

    Mrs Alright understands and sent me this link. Enjoy MaryLou, Jude and Isherman (at least). Mrs AR really likes this.

    Annie’s videos are just out there.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf052uxFF58

    • Isherman

      Haven’t spun that one in a while as it turns out, nice choice.

    • MaryLou

      Keep ’em coming AR – haven’t heard that in a long, long time!

  • I was in a job interview today when the manager handed me his laptop and said, “I want you to try and sell this to me.”

    So I put it under my arm, walked out of the building and went home.

    Eventually he called my mobile and said, “Bring it back here right now!”

    I said, “$1,000 and it’s yours.”

    • Yellow Admiral

      Pete, what were you doing at a job interview? I hope its not a sign of pending changes in your life?

      • Keep Calm! T’was but a joke I stole from the Internet.

  • sheppy

    You have to wonder if the staff at the Lumsden know anything about Dirty Politics part 2

  • yossarian

    I agree about the media jamming bit, just look at the Saturday DomPost. I did notice that Watkins and Small asked the same question I did some time ago right here, is the “Key word” for 2015 “hubris”? You are right of course, unlike in the US your political persuasion should not define you.

  • cows4me

    And more good news coming out of Lima, the Climate Disruption talks have turned into the usual circus that they have become famous for. Seems the so called poor countries are not happy with the amount of money the so called wealthy countries have offered in recompense. Socialism and handouts will do that to you. Why they continue with the whole fiasco is criminal. Anyhow it looks like it’s all going to go tits up, oh dear. I guess it’s a good lark if you can get in, the junkets must be fantastic. Have photo of the venue been cleaned after one of their talk fest.

  • jude

    … Sometimes you just have to let go and forgive:)

    • That’s half the story, what’s the other half?

      • jude

        Families can give much joy but also can be the source of much pain. I think at this time of year, I need to try to let go of some stuff from the past.
        Not so much as forgive, but move on warily.

        • People. They’re really tricky.

          • jude

            I have had peace but re-entry into our family is causing a bit of angst. I think I will just be civil but I can’t trust.

          • That’s pretty much how I deal with it. I won’t be the one to start hostilities, but I’m always ready for it.

  • So, what sets you off in an instant rage? I mean, you don’t have to show it, but inside, it sets you off every time?

    One of mine is someone eating when on the phone.

    • cows4me

      Cow craping on the head.

      • You’d think there would be a No8 wire solution for that by now?

        • cows4me

          No I’m sure it’s beyond modern science.

          • sheppy

            Standing outside firing room?

          • cows4me

            No the buggers are to cunning for that, they wait in ambush.

          • sheppy

            Maybe its the highlight of their week – have you seen Shaun the Sheep?

          • Reaper

            Lol, I swear sometimes they hold it, waiting for a good opportunity.

          • Dave

            They must be socialist cows C4M. Biting the hand, or crapping on the head that feeds them.

          • Bart67

            If I can quote Edmund Blackadder, “Some sort of hat would be in order then!”

        • MaryLou

          Plastic raincoat

      • Isherman

        Um, not sure if I should enquire as to how often you experience this particular problem…..

        • cows4me

          Usually couple times a season. The boss got craped on the head about three weeks ago and she wasn’t impressed .

      • caochladh

        I’d be looking for a transfer of responsibility with the wife on that one.

        • Dave

          Not so sure, if the cow craps on your head, take a shower and that’s the end of it. It is craps on wife’s head it will still be your fault and you will ear about it for weeks if not months!

    • Nebman

      Dealing with people who pretend they can answer your issue but in reality have no authority or ability to do so. Those mongrels set me off!

      • Ahhh, I encountered one of those in a shop. After a few strange answers, I said “I’m sorry, I know more than you do, is there someone else in the shop that can answer my questions?” Without even flinching, she said, no, I’m the expert.

        After a long pause, I asked if she could open the box so I could have a look at the manual.

        • Nebman

          I don’t mind them not knowing as much as I do, just don’t pretend you can help when you can’t!

    • caochladh

      People with noisy table manners – slurping, chomping etc., It drives me crazy.

    • Nechtan

      Its kind of sad when I read it, but when the vacuum cleaner gets stuck on the corner.

      • That’s going to take some beating.

        • cows4me

          Yeah I think we have a winner.

      • Steve (North Shore)

        What’s a bloke doing with a vacuum cleaner?
        Oh, ok, you was cleaning your car right

        • sheppy

          When the robotic floor cleaner gets stuck under the bottom door for the n’th time…

        • Nechtan

          I wish that was the case :-)

          • Isherman

            You’re not alone, and I’ve never thought of it as beneath me to pull my weight (or the vacum) around the house.

        • Saggy

          What’s a vac..? What was it?

      • Cowgirl

        Every damn time, dude. Also when the retractable cord whips me hard on the knuckles on the way back in. A close second is dropping the metal vacuum pipe on my little toe, or whacking my little toe on anything/dropping anything on it, which is always excruciating and happens with alarming frequency.

        • mommadog

          Yep – when I need the metal pipe parts to come apart they stick. When I don’t want them to come apart a piece will randomly drop on my toe. I agree – it hurts!

          • Cowgirl

            Apparently a common injury amongst women as they age is broken toes for this very reason. My mum managed it a couple of years ago and the doctor said it happens all the time.

          • Sally

            No broken toes from vacuum cleaning but have broken same finger twice when making beds.

          • Cowgirl

            Housework is hazardous to the health.

          • Nechtan

            Good as reason as any not to do it then. Thank you. :-)

          • Cowgirl

            “Housework never killed anyone, but why take the risk?”

          • Nechtan

            That should be (will be) framed.

          • 1951

            Gawd! Where’s OSH when you need them?

          • Cowgirl

            Sounds like some danger money might be in order.

          • 1951

            Absolutely, although it took me a very long time to learn but the fewer times we get the vacuum cleaner out of the cupboard the fewer the injuries. Instead of the twice weekly that was routine for too long round here, it would be lucky to appear twice monthly now :-)

          • Cowgirl

            I’d like one of those Roomba things that does it for you. I just don’t want to run the risk of having dog poo end up all over the house if pets had an accident, like in the video that was up on WO some weeks ago :)

          • 1951

            yup, round here though, it would half eaten rabbit

          • Excitedly awaiting Whodunnit

            I still giggle at the thought of that rumba” spreading the love!”

        • Steve (North Shore)

          Cowgirls should be wearing Redbands

      • Dave

        When the pool vacuum gets stuck in a corner, sits there all day so I replaced it, $2000 later no issues.

    • Carl

      John Campbell.

      • Steve (North Shore)

        Lisa Owen, Rachael Smalley

        • 1951

          All three

          • kayaker

            + Heather du Plessis Allen

          • terrynaki

            Phill Goff,makes me sick

      • I used to have that reaction with Winston Peters, but it has warn off. Instead, Russel Norman just winds me up instantly.

    • EveryWhichWayButLeft

      Visiting people, esp. relatives you haven’t seen for a while and have traveled a long way to see… and having them turn on the TV to watch some stupid sporting event instead of taking the time to talk to you because they can’t miss it or watch it later.

    • MaryLou

      “It’s not my FAULT!!!”

    • Isherman

      people walking around mall and shop isles looking down at their phones and not the people that they are walking right into. Also ‘standers’ on escalators who have no particular reason not to continue walking.

      • Platinum Fox

        The phone obsessed fools are also a menace on footpaths as they often cannot steer a straight course.
        We don’t appear to have a convention in NZ as to on which side of an escalator it is okay to stand. Overseas I’ve seen signs saying “Stand Right, Walk Left” and people are quick to give standees the message if they block the way.

        • Isherman

          Good idea, though the escalator in my local Mall is not much wider than a trolley anyway, and they use the wheel stay system so you cant do much about that.

        • Cadwallader

          What gets me more are parents who allow their children to play on escalators.

    • Steve (North Shore)

      Academics (esp schoolteachers) who suggest things to me how to do my job. I have been doing the same marine/engineering job for 42 years

      • who’stoblame

        the most indecisive people in the world when it comes to making a real world decision.

      • Wendy

        That’s like when childless people give you advice on how to raise your children.

        • For the record, all the advice I gave at the time I’ve applied to my own since, and I haven’t regretted any of it.

    • Kevin

      Idiots fawning over Dotcom simply because they believe he’s “standing up” to the Americans.

    • Sally

      Finding dog poo on the front lawn which can only happen when a dog is taking their owner for a walk past our house.

      • jude

        Boils my blood when the dog lives next door! Without photographic proof, major denial going on

      • Yeahright

        I saw a lady let her dog poo in our gate, she did not pick it up, so I chased her down the street and made her come back and pick it up, very rewarding!

      • Johnny Smear

        Set it up to take the owner out to.
        http://www.pestgard.co.nz/products/scarecrow

    • Johnny Smear

      Bikes laying across footpath outside shop.

      • Dave

        Had the very issue last week outside a “youth oriented shop” approx 5 bikes strewn across the footpath making it impossible to get past, I moved them around the corner next to a dumpster, as I put one down one of the young ones came out, hey leave my bike. I replied. I did the right thing and moved it before an elderly person trips over it and sues you and your parents, now please give me their phone number so I can call them. They were all out by that stage, jumped on their bikes and were gone. No lesson learnt, perhaps next time I might put them in the dumpster.

    • kayaker

      Eating on the phone and eating/talking at same time on a tv show/movie.

      Then there’s one I had on Friday – called up a big bookstore chain to enquire about a book I wanted to buy (couldn’t find it in their online store). Person answered and before I even spoke, said “…can you hold on, I’m dealing with a customer right now”. Fair enough. She puts the phone down on the counter, deals with the customer, then has a conversation with someone else nearby. I gave up = Lost customer. Advice to bookstore chain: either get an automated call back system, or take down a number and call back.

    • 1951

      Bureaucrats, especially those leaches from Regional Councils.

    • Cowgirl

      Len Brown. He makes me angrier than anyone else.

    • Tom

      Taxis stopped in the middle of the road with their hazard lights on.

    • Cadwallader

      People who cannot miss the 6pm News.(Doesn’t matter which channel.)

    • Cadwallader

      Of all the so-called comics who graced TV screens in the 1980s or was it 1990s a bloke called Barrymore got on my wick more than anyone else. ( I stopped watching TV on 22nd November 1998 and have not returned.)

    • Yeahright

      People. Hewing with their mouth open, once it gets in your head it drives me crazy.

    • who’stoblame

      People not paying attention when the traffic light turns green and when they finally wake up its gone orange and then they take off leaving you at a red light.

      • Moonroof

        Depends on where you are, some are waiting for that special shade of green that only occurs after txt sent… bane of my existence, need scruffy old Hilux with bull bars to assist them in their journey…

    • Pluto

      Being a boatie. Someone who backs down the middle of a 2 boat ramp then farts around getting their boat on or off.

      • Huia

        Or the yachtie who then starts rigging the yacht whilst sitting in the middle of the boat ramp is another one.

    • Sunshine

      Oh gosh I have a few things that make me want to zap people with a laser beam. People eating out of crinkly wrappers and bags at the Uni computers or in the Library where there is a no food or drink policy, drivers who leave large gaps in crawling traffic, trucks in the fast lane of the motorway, burqa’s, slow walking slother’s in the supermarket or shopping mall, people who walk down the street smoking and I could go on and on – I am officially a grumpy old woman.

      • Isherman

        The idea behind leaving gaps in slow traffic is to (attempt) to at least drive continuously without stop-starting every 4 seconds, though normally, just when you start to get some slow but continuous momentum, some bugger jumps into the gap right in front of you anyway.

    • Jafarma

      People who take oversized luggage onto planes leaving not enough room for everyone to have their fair share of space, and either the people on security or those checking you in at the gate don’t make you go back and check it in

      • Billythekid

        Had an experience on Jetstar AKL to CH last Friday. Two backpackers with cabin baggage 4 times the size of the measuring frame were told they could not board with the backpacks. They had to go back to check in and catch another flight. The irony was the chinese tourists with the kitchen sink were allowed on, then the steward had to store their excess bags in the crew cabinet.

    • Nige.

      People who tell you how to do your job….who CLEARLY have no clue about it themselves.

      • That reminds me about a moderator I work with…

        • Nige.

          yes. i was answering that on your behalf.

          oops! there i go again!

          • You always know best.

    • Skydog

      When driving along and you let someone in and they don’t wave, don’t smile, don’t say thanks like it was their right, for you to do them a favor.

    • Wendy

      When someone (never me) leaves crumbs in my bed.
      Instant AAARRRGGGHHH.

    • Wendy

      My mother

    • Wendy

      People who want to win the “Who’s Had The Worst Life” competition

      • Nige.

        100^

    • Wendy

      Tardiness.

      (I will stop now or people will think I have anger issues).

      • Nige.
        • Wendy

          Then there are people who never even turn up because they are so unreliable.

          • Chris EM

            Got a friend like that.

          • Wendy

            I have a friend who is ALWAYS 15 – 20 minutes late. How do they do that?

          • Moonroof

            Ah, you have one too. Strangly enough, they like instant replies to txts. No, they’ll keep for a few minutes ;)

    • Billythekid

      Or when you answer your business phone and the first thing the caller says is “NOW LISTEN”. (capitals for volume effect) I immediately hang up. One plonker got the message one day after three hang ups, he didn’t make the fourth call.

    • Walking behind a car/suv/van and copping the towbar in the shins…the only think more painful than that is standing on a piece of lego

    • Moonroof

      Someone with mouth open while chewing on food. I could crap on about (work-related), but that one is instant *&^%* around here.

  • sheppy

    Useless inconsiderate people, drivers / pedestrians / MAMIL’s
    Yes I know you are very very important but could there be possibly maybe someone else in the universe apart from yourself who your inconsiderate unseeing actions may have impacted upon…..

    • sheppy

      Best add to that disqus boxes that don’t appear in the right place!

    • Let’s not forget the person pushing the trolley in the supermarket who abandons it mid isle, and then takes up the remaining space to study the shelf content completely oblivious to traffic backing up on both sides.

      • sheppy

        Yep that’s a contender for sure

      • Isherman

        Yes, Isle rage, a secondary condition of the more generic Mall rage.

      • kayaker

        Ah, yes. Mr Kayaker came home complaining of that this very day.

      • Steve (North Shore)

        That’s when I fart, and then smile

      • who’stoblame

        Or get to the checkout then wait for every thing to be processed then say: Oh dear, I must have left my card in the car, I won’t be long! or I can’t seem to remember my pin number! or have overspent and start removing items!

      • Nyla

        LOL my pet hate

      • Wheninrome

        or runs the trolley into the back of your ankles.

        • Aucky

          ….or the side of your car.

      • dgrogan

        The PPTA.

      • Diddly_Squat

        I always grab a couple packets of condoms, then discreetly drop one in their trolley if they obstruct my passage. Interesting at the checkout, especially older couples doing the weekly shopping together.

        • Huia

          Or the young mums who let the 4year old push the trolley into whoever is in front because they cant see. Does my head in that one.

  • Sally

    A plug for local retailers. Walk into local gift shop with no idea what to buy the 2 most difficult people on my list.With personal assistance 15 mins later walked out with 2 perfectly wrapped Xmas present. Door to door time 20 mins.
    Certainly beats going to a mall 20mins away, finding a car park and then wandering around a packed mall wondering what to buy.

    • sheppy

      That’s a result, the Malls are so generic, If you don’t want something predictable your stuffed

  • Nechtan

    The King:

    • Betty Swallocks

      Oh well, if you’re going to post covers, someone should post the original.

      • Nechtan

        These covers are pretty good as well.

  • kayaker

    Crazy behaviour after Christmas in the Park last night. ‘Marauding youths’ is how they’ve been described. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11374116

    • Isherman

      SWMBO was just watching it on TV3, then I saw John Campbell with a vague attempt at humour, and that was the end of that.

      • kayaker

        Haha! Had to Google SWMBO. I shall tell Mr Kayaker about that one.

    • Greg M

      And that my friends is why people don’t want to use public transport. And as usual nothing is done about the little turds that cause the problems.

      • Isherman

        Well, its certainly one more reason anyway.

    • Nechtan

      “Marauding” ?? god in heaven, dick heads would be a more accurate description.

  • Another Middleagedwhiteguy

    Interesting string of Religious Programmes on TV3 this morning:-
    they had “In Touch”,
    and it was immediately followed by a broadcast from the “Church of Worship to the Immaculate Helen”

    • gambler

      ya i almost vomited listening to it… the left cherish helen and it was interesting hearing helens comments thru out it.. and yes she thinks what she did was to benefit NZers.. sadly what she did was to limit kiwi’s income and lifestyle.. go away helen and never return

      • Logo

        I’m not sure about that – she can do tremendous harm at the U.N. Time to abolish those leeches?

  • Sally

    Hope Trevor Mallard is watching David Attenborough on TV1. The Moa has come alive.

    • Sally Browning

      Am watching that too. That man is a national treasure!

      • Logo

        Maybe, but it’s a shame he has been fooled into believing in Global Warming / Climate Change lies. Wonderful technology in that programme though – how do they do it?

    • Huia

      Cant get tv on the Coromandel tonight so have been playing scrabble, drinking a nice Pinot Noir and having lots of laughs.

  • Jimmie

    Today’s almost Darwin award goes to the young drunk female walking down the middle of the highway in her bare feet and pouring rain.

    Next to her was her almost drunk friend in red band gumboots trying to keep her off the highway

    Meanwhile both were yelling and swearing at each other??

    Great examples of humanity

    • sarahmw

      oh bliss time, couldn’t make it up, crazy.whatever. It’s Christmas for gods sake. Funny but sad..

    • Moonroof

      Yep. Floating face-down in the gene pool they must be. Darwin would be unamused…

  • Sally

    One of the better google ad replacement. pic

    • Cowgirl

      One of the ones I had the other week when WO won the ‘Best Blog’ gong (again) was an ad for something called ‘Camtasia’, which is how I imagined CS and the whole WO crew feeling at the time lol.

      • Nige.

        When there’s a post on the blog about something really really wrong (like a kitten video or something equally nauseating) I feel Cam-taminated.

  • Isherman

    Semi serious question, will the WOBH team be sending Xmas cards to the likes of Messers Wrongson, Tiso, Fisher, KDC etc?, it must be tempting..if so dont forget to include pics of the awards in the design. Stir well, and allow to simmer to a slow boil.

    • ozbob68

      Can we run a competition to design one? Along with the caption, you know

      roses are red
      violets are blue
      when freed goes live
      it’s the dole queue for you

      Edit: Spelling

      • Cadwallader

        Which “celebrities” will be invited to the official FREED launch? Can I name a few who won’t be?
        1 Laila
        2 KDC
        3 Either Greenie leader
        4 Angry Andy
        5 Duncan Garner
        6 Rachael Smalley
        7 John Campbell

        It is an extended list.

        I trust Judith Collins will be an invitee.

        • MaryLou

          I’m looking forward to finding out who gets jobs as journalists and editors! Wonder whether they’ll be new names, or well-known?

          • Moonroof

            Quite interested too, to see what/who pans out, slightly doubt there will be applications from MSM names known. Really leaves prospects being them that have not played Dirty Politics, or them that are newer, and have not been contaminated, that are “new media” savvy. Them that understand that once a story breaks, it better be straight up, because the truth of a story will be self-evident. Quickly, in these networked times… I watch, and wait to be Freed. edited for missed word

          • At Freed, it’s about news, not names.

          • Moonroof

            Works here. Well.

          • Cadwallader

            Agree. In NZ to qualify as a celebrity requires only a loud-mouth and a decent sized does of exhibitionism.

        • Dave

          Excellent idea, can’t wait for the “front page” news, John Key attends opening of Freed, says the invitation by text was a great way of being invited!

    • Dave

      The socialists go into commie mode and boil rapidly and vent loudly and for a long time, hey don’t do a slow simmer at all.

      But, excellent idea!

    • Bobb

      The prose inside could read “Jesus loves you…. Everyone else thinks you’re a C*%?# !

  • Pluto

    One of lifes pleasures.
    Sitting outside under umbrella pouring with rain and outdoor heater on, awesome sunset, glass of red, family happy, reading WOBH ahh

  • Hard1

    Judge Raoul Neave will certainly have the Police gasping like goldfish today :

    Judge Neave described taking a knife because Christchurch was a dangerous place as “a self-fulfilling prophecy if ever I heard one”.

    “The conduct of the complainants must have given you cause to believe that your stance was not entirely without justification,” said the judge, but he condemned any carrying of knives.

    The van contained six men who had been drinking in the city. It turned around the stopped and the group approached the pair to confront them about “pulling the finger”.

    “They say they didn’t intent violence; I just don’t believe that,” said Judge Neave.

    I reckon Judge Neave got this exactly right.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/64139225/no-jail-time-for-double-street-stabbing

  • Sunshine

    On a song buying binge tonight. Thanks to Nige who posted The Knocks “Classic” which has been added to my playlist. I have also added this new to me gem.

    Get your own valid XHTML YouTube embed code

  • Alright

    Just a short reminder about the genius of an icon….

  • MaryLou

    Documentary running now on channel 3 re NZ fishing industry and the use of foreign charter vessels. This is an issue that has been identified but left to run for far too long. Unfortunately it’s not something top of mind for most of us, but really really should be. Worth watching

    • Alright

      Ok. I tried to watch this to the end. Threw up when it came to the sexual abuse bit and had to stop watching. This is a real scandal.

      The government can not allow this resource pillage and human abuse to continue. It is unconscionable.

      • MaryLou

        It’s a couple of years old and a few things have changed, but not much. It’s all been known within the industry for a good number of years, and we just don’t seem to have he will to do much about it. If we insisted on local crews and boats up to NZ tandards (OSH) – well – basically if the quota owners were forced to comply with NZ law it would make quite a difference to the NZ economy. It’s crazy – talk about the last frontier

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Why Fran O’Sullivan is hailing Andrew can’t win an electorate seat Little as the next messiah? I am getting sick of reading her columns…..

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