Public outrage at Church ultimatum

via sojo.net

via sojo.net

You may recall our article on this topic yesterday: ?a 72 year old lady, how had lived with her unmarried partner for 3 years was told she no longer could remain a member of the church; unless she married him.

Bridget Railton provides an update ? Read more »

They’re nervous down in Palmy

Via Newstalk ZB website:

A family with four generations of in-breeding has been discovered in New South Wales, The Daily Mail reports.

It’s a case described as one of the worst in Australia’s history.

Children of what’s been called a horrifying incest ‘cult’ have been found living deformed, filthy and mute in scenic valley south-west of Sydney.

Brothers, sisters, uncles and aunts had sex with each other for decades.

Children were severely disabled with one girl, nine, unable to read or talk.

She was unable to bathe herself and did not know what toilet paper was.


I bet there’s a few cold sweats and paranoid head turning going on down in the depths of central Manawatu. The Valiants, Falcons and Kingswoods will be getting packed for a hasty mass exodus as we speak.

NZ?s dodgiest LBP Nominee ? Steve Dixon


Gore ratbag Steve Dixon

Another ratbag who thinks it is ok to bash women…and stand for council.

The Gore district councillor convicted of assaulting his former partner and her teenage daughter says he is still mulling over his future.

It is almost three months since Steve Dixon’s colleagues called on him to resign.

The Mataura ward representative has maintained he would make a decision about his political future once the council adopted a rating review, which has major implications for his ward.

While the review was adopted this week, Mr Dixon said yesterday he was still deciding whether to stay or go.? Read more »

An example of a decent Judge

A schoolbus driver was taken to court for grabbing the arm of a rowdy boy who would not stop pulling a girl’s hair.

But the judge threw out the charge – and had a policeman take the 12-year-old boy to the police cells as a warning.

Jim McCorkindale, 70, of Gore in Southland, told the Weekend Herald that while dropping off children last July, he saw two boys pulling the hair of a girl and got out of his driver’s seat to try to stop it.

“I went over and touched the boy on the arm to attract his attention, and that was the assault.”

When the boy did not respond to being told to stop, “I threatened to hit him in the ribs, and he flinched and let the kid’s hair go to protect his ribs”, Mr McCorkindale said.

“But I never touched him again.”

The boy had continued misbehaving after Mr McCorkindale returned to his seat.

Children on the bus called the police and he found officers waiting to talk to him when he finished his run.

When police rejected the option of diversion, Mr McCorkindale received a court summons.

But in the Gore District Court, Judge Kevin Phillips threw out the charge.

Instead, he told the boy he should be “thoroughly ashamed” of himself and had a policeman take him to the cells, the Southland Times reported.

Mr McCorkindale said he found it disgusting that he was charged in the first place.

I doubt it is a message the boy will understand or the Police who prosecuted the poor man. The judge however is clearly from a by-gone era in that he saw through the B.S. and cut straight to the chase. We used to have Police that did this too, but now they arrest the innocent party or the victim rather than deal with reality. Mr McCorkindale did the right thing, years past he would have given the little shit a clip behind the ears and the problem would go away. The coopers used to do this too. Somewhere along the way the do-gooders have screwed up our society.

Now if Mr McCorkindale would like to sort out some naughty children coming his way in a big red bus paid for by us i would be grateful.