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  • Nechtan

    Born today in 1945 Jimmy Winston original keyboards with The Small Faces before being ousted and replaced by Ian McLagan.

    Born today in 1948 Craig Frost keyboardist with Grand Funk Railroad and later Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band.

    Died today in 1991 Steve Marriott songwriter, guitarist and singer with The Small Faces and later Humble Pie, in a fire that ripped through his home. He was 44.

    Today in 1993 Aerosmith released “Get A Grip” their 11th studio album which has become their best selling album (to date) with world wide sales of over 20 million.

    • Tom

      Nechtan, was going to say thankyou last night for bringing back a memory. When I was 18 years old I went to Biggin hill for aircrew selection. On my syndicate was Eric Burden like me going for Pilot. He was a real nice, ordinary bloke despite being famous. He failed selection sadly How a week can change the course of ones life.

  • Carl

    • Big_Al

      You could also replace the word “Generation” with the phrase “NZ Labour Party”
      and it would be spot on.

  • Nige.

    Stag answered last nights question with:

    “no hell on earth like a girls toilet”

    Where would your (Satirical?) hell on Earth be?

    • Carl

      No Bacon.

    • KatB

      A Mirror Maze

    • A wedding chapel

      • KatB

        Come on Wallace. The day my husband married me was the best day in his life. I know it was, I told him so.

        • I’ve also heard that married men live longer than single men.

          Of course it may just feel like it!

          :-)

          • Old Chook

            Only if we let them WW.

    • Sally

      Stuck in a lift with the Greens.

    • Eiselmann

      A sensitivity course

    • Jude

      Being in a plane with the oxygen masks hanging down.
      I have never experienced nor want to!

      • Hanging down would be OK, hanging forward over the seat in front would not be so nice.

      • XCIA

        Some years ago, I was travelling to LA on a DC10 when the pilot came across the PA and said “we may experience a little jiggling due to a prevalent tail wind this time of year”. No sooner had he said that than the plane felt like it was dropping out of the sky. With all the violent shaking, the overhead locker doors flew open and the oxygen masks deployed. I thought, if this is a “little jiggling”, I’d hate to be in here when there was major jiggling.

    • D.Dave

      Being stuck in any mall anywhere. Had to go last night, only lasted 15 minutes before I went back to the car to wait for SWMBO. I couldn’t get out fast enough.

      • MaryLou

        Yep very claustrophobic. 15 minutes and I’m hyperventilating and looking for the closest exit!

    • Michelle

      living in a town or city don’t mind going to do necessities but full time no way

    • sandalwood789

      Islam in power in every Western country (it’s coming close to power in a few of them).

      A close second – left-wing governments in every Western country.

    • Hakaru

      Sitting in a pub with Winston listening to him after a few of his favourites.

      • MaryLou

        Haha – I’d love to do that once…

    • Mrs_R

      Lol, great question. Let me tell you where my husband now knows hell resides. A couple of weeks ago I took a car load of teenage girls (six of them) up to Spookers on a Saturday night. My husband had no intention of going, in fact he had himself planted firmly in front of the television with beer in hand expecting to watch the Warriors. However the thought of me driving up in pouring rain to a destination I wasn’t familiar with obviously sat heavy on his conscience so at the last minute he jumped in the passenger seat and came along for the ride (complete with beer in hand). By the time we hit Huntly he thought he had died and gone to hell. Teenage girls singing at the top of their voices to Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Katie Perry will do that to a man. No amount of alcohol was going to save him. While you men must all think this is absolutely dreadful, and it was, spare a thought for him because he had to sit through it all again on the way home. This time it may have been marginally worse because the only volume spoken was excited, high pitched voices giving a post mortem on absolutely everything they saw and did at Spookers . I will just say I think Lux would have loved it (Spookers I mean).

      • Spiker

        Ear plugs.

        • Mrs_R

          Believe me when I say he was unprepared in every way possible :)

      • Aucky

        Takes me back to when one of our daughters was into college rowing and I ended up as one of the mini-bus drivers responsible for getting the under-17 crews from Christchurch Airport to Twizel for the Maadi Cup regatta and back. The noise levels were unbelievable for the entire journey. Never mind, they lifted a gold medal.

        • Dave

          The things we parents do for our kids. I recall many years ago on a school camp, 12 to 13 year olds, boys tents one side, leaders and parents in the middle, girls the other side. One group of 6 girls would not be quiet after blackout hour, and kept chatting about this and that, and the teacher and female parent helpers couldn’t make them quiet. I offered a solution. I had a female teacher watch me slither up close to their tent, and for about 5 minutes lie low close to it. That was sufficient time to write notes on their delightful conversation about how dreamy Ben was, and how one would like to xxxxxxx with James and so on.

          We never heard another peep from them, and they were so respectful for the rest of the camp. I simply told them I had been there for a long time, and had recorded it and if there was a peep from them again, or a toe out of place for the remainder of camp, i would type it all and leave it on their noticeboard as well as making the recording available for their parents. Problem solved, no yelling. At the end of the camp, i confessed to them there was not a recording, and i had forgotten what they said. The relief on their faces!

      • Lux

        Spookers is not my thing, I hate screaming and yelling. I really do..

        You on the other hand are so very lucky to have a wonderful husband to put himself in that hell..

        • I would like to point out that I (huge capital underlined) took my daughter and HER friends to Spookers and had the exact same experience but without the beer and no companion.
          (course I wasn’t allowed in…..thank god!)

    • Chris EM

      A power point presentation.

      • Old Chook

        That the presenter reads to you – word…..for……word!

        • Chris EM

          Exactly! We’ve already read it, move on dammit.

    • JEL51

      At the moment ‘my kitchen’..!!! I am now on week three of being Hotelier/Tour Guide/ Chef fusion-confusion-profusion delux,
      I have thrown in the towel and released the cook-top to a superior. I am now over-powered by the whiffs of ginger,garlic & coriander while I get back to my longed-for WO&wine, so missed in whats has seemed to have been a life-time.
      The Hell in all this….? The Superior one leaves tomorrow so it will back to the grind stone :(

    • Curly1952

      In a Labour caucus

    • Left Right Out

      The greens getting anywhere close to power

    • Lux

      In a church getting married in a huge parachute white wedding dress, to some numbskull with a bad haircut, and bad breath with no brainpower, and a deadbeat family sitting on his side of the church………… and I can find no escape.. HELP ..

    • rantykiwi

      Having to work in our head office in Melbourne and interact with my boss all day would be enough to make me jump out a top floor window. But working in Auckland I can avoid interacting with him for days at a time and he has no idea what I do, he just knows that I do it really well.

  • MaryLou

    A really good article on the state of middle America’s finances. 47% couldn’t find a way to cover a $400 emergency – middle America, this is. This bit (strangely) struck a chord

    “I am a financial illiterate, or worse—an ignoramus. I don’t offer that as an excuse, just as a fact. I made choices without thinking through the financial implications—in part because I didn’t know about those implications, and in part because I assumed I would always overcome any adversity, should it arrive. I chose to become a writer, which is a financially perilous profession, rather than do something more lucrative. I chose to live in New York rather than in a place with a lower cost of living. I chose to have two children. I chose to write long books that required years of work, even though my advances would be stretched to the breaking point and, it turned out, beyond. We all make those sorts of choices, and they obviously affect, even determine, our bottom line. But, without getting too metaphysical about it, these are the choices that define who we are. We don’t make them with our financial well-being in mind, though maybe we should. We make them with our lives in mind. The alternative is to be another person.”

    Article here:http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/05/my-secret-shame/476415/

    • Jude

      I am quite relieved that to date my daughters have not been enticed to sign up for a credit card.
      They are savers and will not buy until money is in the bank.
      Long may that continue. I hope their biggest debt they ever have will be a mortgage.

      • MaryLou

        I don’t know that too many people could ever choose a career based mostly on earning potential. I suppose some might, but it was the last sentence that struck me most. You have to be who you are, even if you know upfront it means a life of strict financial conditions. But having made that choice, why do so many then choose to live a lifestyle way beyond that?

        • Jude

          There was a time when the banks were almost bullying people to borrow money.
          My credit limit was always going up , I just needed to sign on dotted line.
          I always just binned those offers.
          I suspect the offer of “money” with no questions asked ,tempted many into living a very extravagant lifestyle

      • sarahmw

        Well done them. They know the true meaning of only buy what you can afford. I have a credit card with a 500$ limit, mainly for Amazon purchases.

        • Jude

          I only use my credit card for ” breathing space” but always payoff in total next month?

      • rantykiwi

        RantyJr has a credit card – I got sick of using mine for online purchases on his behalf. 3 years on, it’s still paid every month and he still saves a decent lump of his salary each payday. It comes down to attitude, upbringing and personal responsibility – I can only claim credit for one of those, the rest is all his own doing.

  • Wasapilot

    Seen on one news tonight that the Haggarmans are not ruling out legal action against little. They said they used to vote labour when the party had morals and direction.

    It won’t be long until Mr 3% looks back on the good times when he was Mr 7%.

    • Dave

      Brings to mind a classic song for Little Andy.

      Ps: Mr Haggarman, if you’re reading, love the Scenic Circle Southern Cross, my fav hotel in the South Island, great service too.

      https://youtu.be/Ho2e0zvGEWE

      • Aucky

        Ditto to that Dave. My favourite is the Scenic Circle Te Pania right on the Napier waterfront. Fantastic staff.

        • Dave

          We have stayed there as well, nice place, so different from the Southern cross, but nice to stay at and walking distance to the Hill and downtown Napier.

    • Hakaru

      If anyone heard the beginning of the afternoon show on 1ZB then they would have heard some guy called Mark give a blast about the fix that was in due to the donation to the National party. It was just about word for word what Little had said. I suggest the Hagamans (not sure of spelling) should be also looking to take legal action against 1ZB as it was a most insulting rant. I cannot believe that the powers that be would allow one of their people to make comments that have no basis in fact.

      • Second time around

        Gould’s editorial in the Herald is unequivocal in condemning the Niue deal. The man is past his prime, if there ever was a prime, but the Herald should be having second thoughts about publishing his bile.

      • Aucky

        I emailed Kerre McIvor last week to tell her that her session is blacklisted until she sees the light and goes solo again. Her offsider is a walking disaster.

        • Left Right Out

          That mark guy is a WOS…. waste of space

        • She’s gone to the dark side.
          Ever since she got married and discovered domestic bliss and happiness (snort) she’s rapidly converted to another progressive panderer and media shill.

          Happily armed with her new found social conscience and sense of worth and with a partner to fall back on, the once good time girl has forgotten what individual freedom of choice is and is now trying to hunt with the hounds and run with the foxes.

          Lush on the other hand is consistent in that he always was a whiny little progressive tit with the work ethic of a cuckoo.

      • Alfred12

        Yes I did, talk about a stunned mullet,me that is! Took me a few seconds to get to grip with what he was actually saying. Extreme bias & an out of control rant. Appalling nonsense. Damn near stuck my finger through the off button on the car radio. This guys name eludes me had to be over the line regarding potential legal action.

    • Second time around

      They said that Little was engaging in bully politics. They want the Auditor General to investigate. Andy was not available for comment.

      • Wasapilot

        Would be great to see an interview with jacinda about this

        • Second time around

          There is no future for her under Andy’s leadership. If she has done her 9 years, she may as well change careers or parties now.

          • Wasapilot

            Off to the un for her perhaps.

          • Second time around

            She’s a cut above the other Labour fugitives who have gone there.

        • Cadwallader

          It would be interesting to see her father interviewed too. From that it might be gleaned whether Angry was set-up from within his own tiny camp? Nobody could wilfully contrive Labour’s depths of stupidity and Little’s failure to see it.

        • KGB

          NZ Women’s Weekly post 2017 election…sealed section.

      • SlightlyStrange

        Shame the picture has cut off the top of his head and her face below the nose. That’s a bit rude of the Herald.

    • XCIA

      Yes, and far from backing away, Angry’s office stated that they were pleased that the Hagaman’s were going to cooperate with the Auditor Generals Investigation. I hope the Hagaman’s seek their own justice by suing the pants off Angry and his minions. If they did and as a consequence received a sum of money, it would be poetic justice if they made a public presentation of it to the National Party.

      • Wasapilot

        I think they call that twisting the knife ?

        • Dave

          Yes, but imagine if the Haggermans ask for a public apology then a presentation of the damages cheque the smile and satisfaction on the Haggermans face as they say” “We are pleased this matter is resolved, and Andrew has admitted his statement was without fact, I would now like to present the settlement check to the national party” It would be priceless.

          • Justme

            Why not make it part of the settlement that they have to make the cheque out to John Key’s electoral fund account.
            So John Key can declare that he has received a personal donation from Andrew Little.

      • Michelle

        nothing like digging the hole deeper
        Little is on another planet, long may he continue to be Labour’s leader

        • XCIA

          If he keeps this up, he won’t have a Party to lead.

          • Michelle

            Yes they seem to be racing to oblivion

    • KGB

      Now that he’s shown us his tax return, where will his defence fund come from?
      Labour’s broke, Little’s broke, maybe the Unions will crowd fund.

      “Give Little a Little” has a nice ring ?

      • Aucky

        No worries Wasa. Nothing that a whipround for ‘voluntary’ donations won’t solve in a thousand smoko rooms around the country on payday.

    • Michelle

      l hope they do it is about time someone stood up to them and the media party

      After the HDPA debacle, she got away with breaking the law and so many other things no one seems to standing up to them and fighting back

  • Vlad

    I have quite a lot of sympathy for NZ’s ACC-based legislation that at least keeps NZ clear of a culture of ambulance-chasing lawyers. But sometimes it goes a bit wrong, check this out:
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/79120311/hook-in-head-workplace-accident-affco-sentenced-for-cleaners-injury
    This poor guy endured the most horrific. unthinkably painful injury at work. This is a one sentence account of what happened to him, I just can’t let myself think about the whole experience.

    “Experienced cleaner Matahiki​, then 42, was suspended from a meat hook which went through behind his left ear and came out beside his left eye.”

    He got a paltry $25,000 for this indescribably awful experience. Far too little.

    But in a way, equally telling is the comment by Darien Fenton for his Union:

    “And while Matahiki’s supporters were pleased about the reparation they were disappointed with the size of the fine, NZ Meat Workers Union director of organising Darien Fenton said.
    “I think the fine’s pretty much on the light side given the enormity of the injury to Jason,” she said.”

    For her it is all about punishing the company. I think that the fine is nothing in this equation. It is about the man, not the union. It is about compensating him, not about hating employers.

    • You are correct.
      And what the moronic Fenton fails to acknowledge is the fact that the cleaner was not supposed to be where he was while the chain was going and knew it.

      I see this drivel daily where stupid people do something and its always someone else’s fault with an end result that another barrier is placed ,another form to fill out created and another hi viz wearing sheila employed to tell everyone else how to do their job.

      • Michelle

        Thank you for that l thought it was a bit fishy all these headlines about this “poor guy” on Herald

        My first thought was “What the hell was he doing there?” and now we know he wasn’t supposed to be there but AFFCO get fined anyway

        No personal responsibility anymore and Herald pimping the story, it has been front and centre for days

  • Mikex

    Oh no ! I see Radio NZ is cutting staff. Oh dear never mind I’m sure the redundants will find work readily somewhere else and be able to hone and display their skills.
    Radio Hanoi, Laos news, Kazakhstan or even Kim Jong Un’s weekly round up all come to mind as potential job opportunities.

    • Dave

      Hope they all appreciate the salary now paid to Johnny “Red” Campbell, and how employing him, and his hangers on meant others had to go to save costs.

    • DemocKot

      In Russia some of them might fit in well with some of the RT English channel staff most of who wear tin foil hats.

      • XCIA

        RT = Real Truth, we always watch the the RT 10:00am news at the office for entertainment at morning tea.

        • johnandali

          Russian Truth and Real Truth have quite opposite meanings. I would bet that if an American TV channel wanted to set up an anti-US propaganda station in Russia, they’d never get a look in. So why do we allow RT and Al Jazeera to spread their lies and propaganda in the west? In regard to Al Jazeera, I bet that if we applied to Doha or where-ever they come from to set up a TV station extolling the virtues of Israel, Shi’a countries, and the human rights abuses in Sunni Arab countries, they’d spit in our faces.

          • XCIA

            Over dinner in a Georgian restaurant in Moscow we were discussing Radio Moscow (BBC was blocked) and a professor from the Pushkin Institute said something that has stayed with me “you know, I listen to Radio Moscow and I can’t help but wonder where this beautiful place is”.

          • johnandali

            RT will criticise the US over any perceived wrongdoings. But do you ever see RT criticise anything that is going on in the USSR? (Oops – I meant Russia). RT is there for purely propaganda purposes. At least Al Jazeera does have some good programs, but it intersperses them with anything nasty they can say about their supposed enemies. It’s time for them to be given their marching orders in the West unless there can be reciprocal rights. And you’ll never get reciprocal rights in Russia or Sunni Middle East.

    • STAG

      Hopefully John Campbell is the first name on the list.

    • Lux

      It should be last in, first out..

  • sandalwood789

    I *had* to pop this up as a tribute to “The Donald” who has just won the New York Primary – woohoo!

    • JEL51

      Wow, the media coverage on this is just ‘expletive’ shocking. On listening to ‘report from the States’ with Mike Hosking this morning, I thought Trump was going to loose it. Then follow-up reports, I wasn’t able to ascertain what was happening, so it was a relief to finally get a Fox prediction later in the day saying possibly more than 60% vote to Trump.
      I was a fence-sitter at the beginning but gee I am all for Trump & Co now.

      • LovetoTeach

        Can I ask why you’re all for Trump now?

        • waldopepper

          he speaks common sense.

          • LovetoTeach

            About what?!

          • About the need to overturn the PC garbage that is hamstringing ordinary people and eroding the rights of the individual to have an equal footing in society.
            About not have to continually apologise for being straight and white and for doing things they and their ancestors never actually did in the first place.
            About the right to feel secure in your own country that your ancestors fought for and to not be subverted by limp wristed socialist progressive traitors that want to sell you out all in the name of their social agendas.

        • JEL51

          There is not one thing but he has got the ‘media’ hating him, he has to be worth the time to find out more. The very fact the ordinary bloke on the street, no matter his back ground, will stand in a queue for 3 to 4 hours to see what he had to say had me curious. I have listened to a few interviews with those that support him and I think it was Ben Carson’s one that had me thinking a little deeper.
          The system is broke….
          Liked this which Leighton was discussing this morning, there are things that need to be changed http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-29/yesterdays-dystopian-fiction-todays-new-world-order

    • Orca

      A little bit of trivia, for those that may not know it already, why do people keep saying “New York, New York”, i.e why do they seem to feel the need to repeat it? Is it just for fun? No, it’s because the full name is actually New York City in New York State, i.e New York New York, in the same way that the name of LA is Los Angeles California.

  • Genevieve

    Andrew Little had his first visit to the Auckland Jewish Community Centre yesterday. He has done a post on his FB page where he describes an interesting meeting with the community leaders there. Little states “they explained how the values of Jewish people – fairness,equality and tolerance are the same as Labour’s”. I suspect he might be embellishing the truth a little there, especially since many of the comments on his post have had a nasty anti-Semitic slant. Some of the worst have been deleted but more continue to appear. Hopefully it’s not tolerant Labour supporters making these remarks :(

    • Dave

      I’m sure Mr Haggarman would agree Mr Little’s comments show his Fairness, Equality and Tolerance. Not.

    • KGB

      Prfffff not leaving a stone unturned looking for that missing million is he.

      • Problem is that every time he finds one he opens his mouth and loses three.

  • Dave

    EXCLUSIVE (From courier Mail)

    Hopes are rising that an investigative judge is set to drop charges against a mother and 60 Minutes crew involved in a botched child recovery operation in Beirut.

    Sally Faulkner’s lawyer Ghassan Moghabghab has told News Corp a deal has been done but would not elaborate ahead of a court hearing due to start at 11am local time (6pm AEDT).

    Continued……. But probably behind Courier Mails Paywall.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/entertainment/television/60-minutes-lebanon-snatch-scandal-live-updates-from-court/news-story/b3831aceab56e9e7fcb7ee3a16609bc1

    • XCIA

      Damn! Just for once, I was hoping the prats from MSM would be taught a short, sharp lesson here like six months hard labour.

      • Dave

        I’m siding with the mother on this one, the dad got wind of what was happening, and let the supposed kidnapping proceed, however, he did not have legal clearance to keep the kids in Lebanon, the Aussie courts awarded her custody, the kids are Australian citizens, but true to form for an Arabic country, Lebanon only recognizes the rights of their citizens. I don’t agree with the attempt to take them back, but I have no doubt it was the only way they would ever return to Australia.

  • DemocKot

    Another little Russian gem.
    From Soviet times in 1976, he launch of the Lada Niva, interesting to see how they filmed it.

    • Greg M

      A lot of people make fun of the Niva, but at the time I reckon they were way better than the Suzuki SJ 410 equivalent. I remember the toolkit even had a tyre repair kit and foot pump.

      • Spiker

        You’re probably right, though my SJ410 is still roadworthy, haven’t seen a Niva for ages.

        • Mark

          I see a Niva in use on a regular basis,as a gun wagon down south,seems unkillable.

          • Spiker

            Our now deceased club president had one. Always was interesting to see what he would unload from it on show & tell days.

        • Miss Phit

          I had a big block 413. 1300cc of raw screaming sewing machine engine. But by god could that thing go places the big super trucks wished they could go.

          I miss that fun toy. Horrible to ride long distance in but fun.

  • metalnwood

    Just saw this unfortunate incident that happened tonight.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11625787

    Coincidentally, I was talking to a person in a shop about half an hour earlier who was involved in an assault and he fought back with charges. Actually him or family member, not sure. He noted how they only care about the criminal and I agree now as I did when it happened and it was discussed here.

    It’s sad to see a young lady assaulted in this way and there is no way for her to defend herself, obviously she cannot by strength and by law she can’t with any other means.

    • Mark

      Yes and that is why you need “Standard Capacity” mags for your Glock 17

      • Spiker

        Do Waste Management have a body removal service?

        • Mark

          Cops job,they let it get out of hand.I’ll be too busy remaining silent.
          That and thinking of an excuse for the heads being mounted on parking meters out front as a warning to others.

          • Spiker

            Works for magpies..

          • Mark

            I’ll remember that.You remember to give a little LOL

          • Spiker

            I’ll be there shouting encouragement from the public gallery. ;-)

          • Spiker

            Actually, that’s a fib. I’m more low profile than that. Can I have dibs on your stuff?

          • Mark

            That’s a proper answer,but you’ll be in the far q!

  • Disinfectant

    I detest the term “public transport”.
    The term should be “subsidised transport”.

    • Spiker

      Or “publicly subsidised transport”.

  • FornaK

    Just wondering if anyone from the Whaleoil team can give us a sit rep on where Cam’s court cases are all at?
    Also, whats the latest with KDC’s deportation ?

    • [MOD] Unless the topic of court is brought up by the blog, it’s better not to root around. There are complicated and overlapping commitment in place that make it way too easy to upset a judge that do not want to upset if we do any of this ibn public.. Continued pressure will lead to being blocked, so please don’t.

      As for dotcom, he’s appealing the extradition in September. If I recall correctly.

      • FornaK

        Roger, thanks for the heads up, and warning !

  • Oh Please

    How can this be allowed to happen? 18 months for murder – makes me sick to my stomach.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/79125823/teen-killer-wins-appeal

    • KGB

      I feel for the family here. Being hit by a car is a sad excuse for killing and provides a better arguement for preventative detention than freedom.

  • Left Right Out

    Hump day went well in the mountains…….. although I am convinced we caught the ugliest salmon ever…

    Loads of rainbows all caught an released all between 3 and 6lb

    The old salmon was 14lb and took us about 500m down stream…. seemed happy to be released back into the river

    • Lux

      That is one ugly salmon .. it does not even look like one..

      • Left Right Out

        Poor old bugger must be close to death yet took us on a trip back down the river some 500m… seemed happy when released…. but in terms of fish… he was beaten with the ugly stick

  • Lux

    What is the first thing you do, after getting home from work, or a hard day’s night?

    • Mark

      Get changed into my Sarong ;p

    • Left Right Out

      Pee….. for some reason, when I get home my bladder knows it

    • Dave

      Pick up the cat give him a cuddle and carry him inside, kiss the wife, then head for a shower. NB: Cat comes first as he waits outside for his attention.

    • Lux

      I take off my shoes, have a shower and take my makeup, and r.e.l.a.x………..

    • Greg M

      Boot the shoes off and get into my dirty old jeans and a manky T shirt.

      • XCIA

        Do they run out to the gate to meet you? ;-)

        • Greg M

          Nah, just stand the jeans up and step into them. If I wash them they will fall apart.

          • Mark

            I had a pair just like that,till they fell apart.

          • Greg M

            The Ex Boss hated them. She reckoned she was going to take them outside and set fire to them, then dance around them singing a Mongolian war song.
            Well I still have the jeans , so, win.

          • Mark

            There is no truth to the rumor that my Wife wouldn’t ride with me while I was wearing them so I bought her her own bike LOL.

          • Lux

            I will never understand why a partner would throw out their partners clothes, just because she/he hated them.. it would drive me crazy .. some of my best loved clothes are my oldest and have so many memories, or I just love them holes and all.

          • XCIA

            There is a school of thought that says you should never wash your jeans, just freeze them now and again, which allegedly helps keep the odour and bacteria count down.

          • Lux

            Yes i read that from the levi site once..

    • Spiker

      Chores. Clothes off the line, feed dog, feed chooks/collect eggs, scout around for anything out of place stock wise or other.

    • Whatever I like

      • Mark

        The single life is pretty good!
        Honestly the ability to change my plans “Just because” is one of the things I most enjoy.

      • Justme

        To quote Wallace Westland: Say, “Honey I’m home!!” And then smile when no one answers.

        • I remember that statement. Classic.

          Ya know the sad thing is more and more men are becoming like me and I don’t mean that in a derogatory way against myself or men.

          As men’s rights have been eroded and the anti male feminism movement has gained such an unbelievable amount of traction those men that are genetically predisposed to being men are rebelling.

          I’m seeing this in young guys at work that are now bitter and twisted and determined not to lose their lives as they have seen the last generation of men do, to not be saddled with a life time of child support payments and all the other things that a failed relationship brings.

          I’ve even had to sit with a couple of guys that were so out of order with their comments in the office and explain that a jest is one thing but outright hostility to their female co workers is out of order.

          The ongoing onslaught and feminisation of men is going to have a backlash that no one has foreseen (yet).

    • XCIA

      Throw the clothes in the laundry and have a shower.

    • Asian_driver

      Feed Pig, Feed cat , feed dogs, give dog his medicine, cook dinner or sometimes ride exercycle
      Got into a bit of a pattern really,
      The pig makes a big racket if I ignore her

      • Lux

        I miss my animals .. all those wagging tails and cute smiling faces..

    • Gaynor

      Pour a glass of red wine.

    • DangerMice

      Take my shoes off and hug the kids

  • cows4me

    A moral question. The local council has closed our road down because they have to replace a culvert, this will take three or four days. I have a culvert that crosses the same creek and will let neighbors through to go down the road but draw the line at the townies that live at the bottom of the road and tourists. There is an alternate road but is 15 ks further to get to where they wish. They are welcome to go through the farm but I’m thinking of charging a dozen of beer for a three day past. Am I a greedy arsehole ?

    • MaryLou

      No, you’re a capitalist. :) Well done!

    • Spiker

      Sounds reasonable. If I were needing access & through your place saved a long drive I’d gladly chuck you a doz.

      • cows4me

        Thanks Spiker, I’m not to fussed about it in fact I wouldn’t worry but I’ll always look after the locals, it’s the others that get my nose up.

        • Spiker

          It’s the ones that don’t show respect or appreciation that always stuff it up.

          Reminds me of someone who had a nice big yard next to her house at the end of the school bus run. She thought she’d be nice & let the bus turn around in it & the kids wait for it off the road. Next thing there cars parked all over & rubbish going out the windows. A few times of picking Macdonalds rubbish off the spot where her husbands ashes were scattered & she shut that show right down.

    • Curly1952

      As long as it’s Waikato Draught I can’t see why not.

      • cows4me

        I’m not into instant death.

        • Curly1952

          Shouldn’t knock it til you’ve tried it Cows!!

    • Lux

      It’s your land, you do what you feel comfortable with.. I have often given tradesmen a few dozen beer for extra work they have not charged for.

    • IKIDUNOT

      You’ll never get rich that way…..:))

    • Greg M

      Whack a sign up along the lines of “Private road, but beer donations accepted as emergency road toll”. Could be interesting.

      • cows4me

        I would say that the cries of injustice would make the local press.

        • Lux

          Then the National Press……………

          • cows4me

            Then I shall give it ago, should be amusing.

          • Dave

            I look forward to a few pictures and the story of the grateful locals and townies

        • Greg M

          The locals will probably have a laugh and offer a suggestion of your next destination, and the tourists and townies can use the longer route. Tell them all to (edited).

          • cows4me

            The locals are more than welcome, all good people it’s the ones that believe they believe they have a right that pisses me off.

          • Greg M

            A good and genuine excuse could be the new health and safety clap trap. If they are coming onto your work place you now have to induct them into your H&S policy and all the related nonsense. The locals will be up with that but the tourists etc you could quite easily say no for legal reasons.
            Personally I would empty a few tonnes of the milking shed yard washdowns onto the races and then offer very reasonable towing rates to get the townies Prius unbogged. Could pay a real big dividend.

          • cows4me

            H&S can go and screw themselves, they take the long road, aholes.

          • Greg M

            Our body corporate has increased the budget this year 6% to cover the new clap trap. and it’s not going to make one jot of difference to safety. More clipboard wielding plonkers on my property tripping over the shoe laces on their loafers telling me what an unsafe workplace I have. I don’t have a violent bone in me, but this lot need a swift boot right up the gunga din.

          • cows4me

            We are losing our own country to legally empowered scumbags. National Party MPs and their policy makers, useless tits, are nothing but traitors. This crap will kill the country.

          • See my meme below on this

    • XCIA

      If your council is anything like Auckland, three days will turn into three weeks.

      • cows4me

        One can only hope for a good size beer gut then.

        • XCIA

          If you really want to drag it out, sneak down an bury some old bones, then an anonymous call to the local kaumatua. From there, it could be years before its sorted out.

          • cows4me

            It’s turned into a circus already, someone over looked the power lines going across the road. The new pipes are to big for the diggers to place without the power lines coming down, fun in the country.

      • Lux

        or months… and then they will need to discuss things..

        and then the company may go into receivership .. then .. some one gets caught with their pants down ..

        then .. shock horror ..

        • cows4me

          Hush, you’re scaring me.

    • Nah, ya not.
      Nobody thinks all the people that live on and around the top end of Sandringham Road that don’t give a stuff about rugby and have no mates are greedy bastards when they flog off their backyards as car parking when there’s a All Blacks v Wallabies test at Eden Park!

      They happily fork out outrageous sums of money for a shorter walk.

    • KatB

      I’m sure that your culvert is “sacred” isn’t it?? Surely a beer tax isn’t sufficient. Maybe some appropriate national costumes for the tollgate keepers, just to keep the traditions alive for the tourists.

    • Miss Phit

      Fill it wit 4 inches of effluent and let them drive through it in their “farm wagons”

    • FornaK

      No, with the price of beer, tax, the user pays system, and the cost of having to regrade your road after usage, I think you’re undercharging Cows.
      If they buy you anything other than your favoured drop, close the access to them immediately!!!

      Oh, don’t forget the taniwha that hides under your culvert. There’s a tax needed for that as well.

      Jeez, must be late at night. I forgot the Taranaki tax too ;-p

  • Miss Lulu

    Thank God for my beautiful (and hard earned children) and have an amazing time being their mum until I sit next to my youngest to read WO as he goes to sleep.

  • DangerMice

    When will the looney left remember that NZ rates 1st equal as the least corrupt country in the world. They’re always looking for the smoke to pin something, anything, on JK but they just don’t realise the smoke is nothing more than Little spinning his wheels.

  • Sally

    Another 6.1 earthquake in Ecuador. This is going to a big setback to their recovery.

    • Ugh. That’s a damn shame. They’ll get smacked for ages now I expect.
      Of course when it’s all over they will have rebuilt and finished in a couple of years and yet the Canterbury rebuild will still be going on.

  • MaryLou

    Could almost have a Hooten Nightly – tonights offering: (pic)

  • Lux

    Do you have any ideas about what you think New Zealand could achieve all by ourselves, more than any other country in the world could?

    • Lux

      For such a small country, it would be pretty easy to analyze how left leaning the media in NZ are.

    • MaryLou

      Funny – hubby and I wre discussing this earlier this evening. We really could be paradise. When you think back to our earlier OECD rankings before we plummeted, if we weren’t so hamstrung by the politically correct – we could be anywhere. I have a (very) small socialist bent, in that I could never go quite full Libertarian, but boy – a bit more emphasis on self sufficiency, and there’s no reason for anyone in this country to go without.

      • Greg M

        Nailed it. A small country with self sufficient non pc people looking after ourselves, our families and those that need a hand up. That is all.

    • Mark

      Become a Tax Haven,one that you could actually live & play in not just utilise for tax purposes.
      We have the skilled people,the infrastructure & the scenery.

    • cows4me

      Government by the people for the people, democracy, real democracy would be a good start.

    • Well we could with great ease unshackle ourselves from the burden of the climate change goblin and lead the way towards a global society that accepted that the worlds climate has always changed and always will and that taxing those to pay for the socialist dreams of 3rd world despots is a dimwitted concept that can only end in tears for the populous of those countries.

      But of course instead we will piss more of our taxpayer dollars away in a dismal and self serving attempt to get one of the planets biggest socialist Nazis installed as World President.

    • A flat tax of 22% on all income regardless of where it came from, no exemptions.

    • Crowgirl

      We could really turn cannabis and hemp into a fantastic cash crop and massive local and export earner.

  • Lux

    CHARGES will be dropped against a Brisbane mum and the 60 Minutes crew involved in a botched kidnapping attempt in Beirut.

    News Corp has learned a deal has been reached between Sally Faulkner and her estranged husband Ali Elamine. The deal is believed to involve a catch: Ms Faulkner would give up custody of her two children in exchange for her freedom.

    A separate deal between Mr Elamine and 60 Minutes will involve compensation being paid by the network to the father-of-two.

    http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/current-affairs/60-minutes-have-reached-a-deal-in-botched-child-recovery-operation/news-story/d2074ccb3f71dfe0c47fd40fc32a4d8f

    • Yep. The stupid cow and the dimwitted media. I have zero sympathy.

      • Lux

        I have to say, I wanted to crew to be in the real slammer for a real treat, and for for them to come back with egg on their faces, and tell the real stories about being in jail abroad. No respect for any of them.

        • Isherman

          The two British Nationals are not having the charges against them dropped in the deal, so they could still be in for a stint in the pokey.

        • What everyone forgets about this is this man did what most of us can’t and leveled the playing field.
          In Oz as in NZ men are 2nd class citizens when it comes to custody of their kids. He was aware of this so he did what the rest of us can’t do and shot the gap to where men are NOT 2nd class citizens.

          I’m not saying I agree with the misogynist culture of the middle east but I damn sure understand his actions.

          • Lux

            My feelings are directed at the 60 minutes media team, and the shonky team, with the stupid abduction attempt within such a high risk area, and with fools in command. That’s what I feel has let them down. and paying the idiot. He is known for for having no brains??

            It makes the whole programme look like idiots.

            The parents at war.. that is a completely different issue.

  • MaryLou

    Farrar has picked out some key points of the Health of the Nation report. Funny – sounds like the author has been reading Whaleoil:

    Lifestyle regulations assume people do not always act in their best interests and must be protected from themselves.

    Some public health policies (current and potential) lack strong evidence.

    The report provides an economic toolkit to test the reliability of these studies.

    The report uses three policy case studies: food taxes; e-cigarettes; and alcohol marketing.

    The report concludes that some regulations are not based on sound evidence, and may not even improve health outcomes.

    In these cases, encroachments on freedom are even more unjustified.

    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2016/04/the_health_of_the_state.html#comments

    • Bluemanning

      I guess one might call his insight, incite.

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