The cost of women having it all

Photoshopped image credit: Boondecker

Back in the 1970s, women got liberated. They became free to have children and work, have careers and generally hone their skills at multi-tasking. I was one of those young Mums. I got up at 5 am, did the washing, pegged it out, vacuumed and then woke the family. Cooked breakfast, ensured that everyone was showered, dressed and fed. I then drove the kids to school, went to a very challenging job, came home, cooked dinner, collapsed into bed and faced the ex telling me that he couldn’t understand why I was no longer fun in bed.

Fun in bed? Hell, I had put in 16 hour day and was buggered. All I wanted to do was curl up and sleep.

The liberation, to me, was actually a prison. I felt that I was too tired, after working and being a mother to be a wife. Hell, I had no time to be me.

Decades ago, people didn’t have time to get stressed. I once read an article written by a woman who had 7 kids back in the ’50s. She said, “Stress? I didn’t have time to get stressed. I was too busy with life to get stressed.”

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The tale of the wicked giant: Part 5

Sir Bob Jones, telling it like it is, since forever basically.

The Tale of the Wicked Giant, by Sir Bob Jones, part five. (If you’ve missed the previous installments, just click on ExPFC in blue at the bottom of the page to catch up).

‘Henceforth,’ declared Government, ‘to avoid confusion and in the interest of you all, everything is illegal except the things I have said are not through passing laws permitting them to be done. This is necessary,’ added Government, ‘for I am charged with your protection and unless I have complete control over everything and know what you are doing, I cannot properly carry out this great undertaking.’

So the people found they could no longer build the house they wanted, where they wanted, drink together when and where they wanted, start new businesses, educate their children how they wished, read what they wanted and many, many other things, without first obtaining Government’s permission, for Government had told them he knew best on every matter and would decide these things for them.

The do-gooders were very gleeful at this state of affairs and were busy thinking of new things for Government to do. ‘You are an all-powerful and wise God,’ they told him, ‘and it is not right that only we should worship you. You must order the people to pay homage to you as their creator, master and protector as well.’

So Government told the people, ‘I am king of kings and your saviour and I am guided only by compassion and care for you.’ Whereupon many of the people fell to their knees before him. But not all of them.

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The shocking truth about Brown supremacy in NZ

Too Right
A regular column by John Black
The Black Sheep Blog



This week John Black is volunteering at a leper colony in East Africa. His place is taken by a well-known television reporter…


A brave expose by a very brave and important reporter.

Being a fearless reporter that is also brave, when the boss asked me to investigate brown supremacy in New Zealand I knew things could get rough. What I didn’t realize was how rough. What I uncovered almost made me soil my Barker’s Menswear suit (the Hampton charcoal with waistcoat). Yes, this investigation was to take a serious personal toll.

I would even have to leave the office.

True, it was only to get a soy latte, but I needed it to stay awake while I surfed the internet all night.

That’s where I started. The internet. I hadn’t really been a fan previously. I mainly used it to order handmade Italian ties and book Austrian skiing holidays. But I thought I knew its dangers. Once when the wife was away I got lonely, locked my bedroom door and spent three hours googling myself.

I felt ashamed after. Only three measly hits.

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The new leader of the opposition?

ACT leader David Seymour

By Dieuwe de Boer
Right Minds

About a year ago I drafted an obituary for the ACT Party. I didn’t publish it, but with all the flailing about and bizarre antics Seymour was doing trying to stay relevant while being dead in the polls, I thought it was about time to write them off. The only thing that really stopped me from finishing the piece was Stephen Berry’s tenacity to stay in the fight for freedom of speech.

Granted, not all of David Seymour’s fumbles have been intentional. Some have been due to his being all alone in a hostile environment without many resources at his disposal, but regardless of if they’re your fault or not, a mistake is a mistake. They make you look bad and stop people from taking you seriously.

Then along came a gift and an asset: Golriz Ghahraman of the Green Party, the biggest hate speech crusader—or should that be Saracen—in parliament.

She might be the most vocal of the lot, but Jacinda Ardern and Andrew Little have been right behind her. The relative silence from National’s most prominent members, Simon Bridges and Judith Collins on this have been another boost to Seymour’s credibility on many issues: it’s often 1 against 119.

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Satirical image of the day by Luke

Photoshopped image credit: Luke

National party president Peter Goodfellow and Andrew Hunt are lining up Christopher Luxon to parachute in from his Air New Zealand job to the Botany electorate.

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It’s still all about the working class

Less clear, however, is whether or not Bridges has drawn the correct lessons from Scott Morrison’s astonishing win. The Liberal leader, a former advertising executive, has a finely attuned ear for the pet loves and hates of suburban working-class Australians . . .