Deliverance

Palmerston North and the West Coast will be in mourning

Flags will be at half mast in Palmerston North and the West Coast today after the musician who wrote the Dueling Banjos tune has died. Proponents and advocate of cousin marriage will likely have this tune on repeat for a couple of weeks.

Arthur Smith, a country musician known for the hit ?Guitar Boogie? and for ?Feuding Banjos,? a bluegrass tune that became ?Dueling Banjos? in the film ?Deliverance,? died on Thursday at his home in Charlotte, N.C. He was 93.

His death was confirmed by his son Clay. ? Read more »

Does Jamie Whyte play banjo?

Jamie Whyte has had his Colin Craig moment and suggested that the state has no business in regulating the sex lives of adults even if they are relatives.

Perhaps he has sought cross party support from the two senior MPs in the House who are currently f*cking their cousins.

The Herald reports:

New Act Leader Jamie Whyte is standing by his comments that incestuous relationships between consenting adults should not be illegal and says it would be “intellectually corrupt” of him not to be honest when asked such questions.

In an article published on?The Ruminator?website, former philosophy lecturer Dr Whyte was asked whether the state should intervene if adult siblings wanted to marry each other.

“Well personally, I don’t think they [the State] should”, he replied, adding it was “a matter of almost no significance because it just doesn’t happen”.

Dr Whyte told the Herald his response was based on his belief that: “I don’t think the state should intervene in consensual adult sex or marriage, but there are two very important elements here – consensual and adult”. ? Read more »

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