Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Che! The corrupt, communist, killer!!!

Hollywood has released a movie about Che, the radical poster boy.
The film's release is imminent, at least in the US and UK.
So no doubt Hollywood will be whitewashing the past of its new found hero.
Fortunately some of the media are not taking movie fiction at face value.
We may well be getting a better edudcation than Hollywood might give us.
Che, in fact, was a dead loss at almost everything he turned his hand to; an inept militarily strategist, a duplicitous comrade, an idle and vicious public servant, a faithless husband and a neglectful father.
It continued:
His most famous military triumph – the Battle of Santa Clara in late December 1958 – has been widely debunked, with fellow veterans claiming that he used money extorted from local farmers to bribe Batista's officers.
For several months Che installed himself as governor of the La Cabana prison, where political opponents were held, and hundreds, possibly thousands, were executed on his orders. He treated homosexuals and the professional classes with particular contempt, but was broadly happy to dispose of anyone who could be considered an enemy of the revolution.
Here’s a cold-blooded murderer who executed thousands without trial, who claimed that judicial evidence was an “unnecessary bourgeois detail,” who stressed that “revolutionaries must become cold-killing machines motivated by pure hate,” who stayed up till dawn for months at a time signing death warrants for innocent and honorable men, whose office in La Cabana had a window where he could watch the executions – and today his T-shirts adorn people who oppose capital punishment!
Here’s a humorless teetotaler, a plodding paper-pusher, a notorious killjoy and all-around fuddy-duddy – and you see his T-shirt on MTV’s Spring Break revelers! Perhaps competent psychologists (if any exist) will explain this some day.
Che excelled in one thing: mass murder of defenseless men. He was a Stalinist to the core, a plodding bureaucrat and a calm, cold-blooded – but again, never in actual battle – killer. Che’s true legacy is simply one of terror and murder.
That dreaded midnight knock. Wives and daughters screaming in rage and panic as Che’s goons drag off their dads and husbands – that’s the real Che legacy.
Desperate crowds of weeping daughters and shrieking mothers clubbed with rifle butts outside La Cabana as Che’s firing squads murder their dads and sons inside – that’s the real Che legacy.
Thousands of heroes yelling “Viva Cuba Libre!” and “Viva Christo Rey!” before firing squads of murderous drunks whom they’d have stomped in open battle – that’s the real Che legacy.
Secret graves and crude boxes with bullet-riddled corpses delivered to ashen-faced loved ones – that’s the real Che legacy.
Indeed, looking for newspaper commentary on the movie, I came across the Miami Herald, but it linked to the Telegraph piece we have above.
But Florida knows about the success of the Cuban revolution.
Why else does it have such a large community of exiles. the cubans simply voted with their feet! Freedom was what they wanted but Che delivered nothing but communism, death and destruction. And that's the message Hollywood needs to learn too!

The paper tiger!

Heartening news about China!
As we hear ever more of economic doom for the west, of Bankrupt britain and America on the skids too, it seems like China will be invincible.
However, the Sunday Times gave a different view at the weekend.
A campign called Charter08 is underway, demanding the freedoms we take for granted. The internet is playing a major role.
The world crisis means that the Communist party’s economic miracle – if it ever deserved the term – is fading.
Founded on cheap exports to credit-junkie American consumers, it is in deep trouble. Party officials are trying to reverse a stock market crash, a property slump and thousands of factory closures. The security forces are trying to suppress myriad worker protests against layoffs and unpaid wages.
Sporadic, incoherent yet unmistakable, a new China is coming to life online and on the street, liberating itself by stealth from the “new China” falsely proclaimed by Mao Tse-tung in 1949. That regime is now old China. How will Obama deal with this transformation? Will his China policy be one of continuity or of change?
So let us all cheer up. There might well be some good to come out of the current economic crisis- a free and democratic China. Let us hope our world leaders are wise enough to help its creation come about!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Israelis are so dumb!

So anyway, I bin worse places for Christmas, let me tell ya:

Which isn't to suggest that Israelis are dumb for not spending Christmas in Marlborough, I just wanted to let everyone know I've been doing alright for myself the past week or so.

I gave this post a counter-title to Fairfacts Media's post immediately below, as I'd come to completely the opposite conclusion.

Let's unpack it a bit:

You squash a huge number of people into a small space and deny them basic civil liberties. Oddly enough, this "gift" as Fairfacts puts it, far from inspiring gratitude in the recipients, annoys them sufficiently for them to start up a cottage industry in building little rockets they can fire at you. You respond with a blockade, removing any ability they had to make a living, but this only annoys them further. More rockets. You respond with full-on military force against civilian targets. For some strange reason this also only annoys them further.

Your military responses fail, because the cottage-industry rocket guys look like everyone else in the place and generally get to snigger from safety as you blow up yet another crowd of innocent civilians and stir up further hatred against you. You hope that the blockade and the military attacks will turn the population against the loony creeps who are the nearest thing to a govt in the place, but as anyone with even an elementary understanding of human nature could have warned you, the locals blame no-one but you for it and start up even more little rocket workshops.

Then one day the loony creeps unilaterally declare a cease-fire. For a while, the only time rockets come over are when you assassinate one of the loony creeps. Things quieten down. Cool!

Only problem is, the cease-fire has an expiry date. What to do? What to do? Hmm, what are the options?

1. Come to a deal with the guys in the cage so that they get their own state and their own govt. That way, there's somebody officially running the place and responsible for it, so they can get on with earning themselves a living without having you blockading them, and if rockets are coming over you've got somebody to hold accountable.

2. Offer to extend the cease-fire, ie if it ain't broke don't fix it.

3. Let the cease-fire expire, maintain your blockade, wait for the rockets to start coming over again and then, pow! Huge military response! That'll show 'em! They'll see that they're getting killed because of the loony creeps who are the nearest thing to a govt, and overthrow them! Er, despite that approach having failed every other time you've tried it.

And the winner was... approach 3. It makes you wonder if the Israeli leadership can walk and chew gum at the same time. These ass-clowns are in charge of one of the most powerful military forces on the planet and have a shitload nukes at their disposal, and yet their actions lead to you wonder if they're able to tie their own shoes. Doesn't that worry you right-wingers even a little bit?

Update 31 Dec: obviously I don't really think the Israelis are stupid, I was just winding you up. Continuing to pursue a military strategy that's failed conclusively on previous occasions is a failure that's afflicted many otherwise-sensible govts over the centuries. They do have aims for this bombardment, it's just that the aims have nothing to do with pin-prick rocket attacks. Neve Gordon explains them well - if, like most of the commenters below, you're still labouring under the delusion this has something to do with preventing further rocket attacks, I suggest you read it.

Palestinians are so dumb!

So Israel is getting stick for the natural act of wanting to defend itself and its citizens.

But the attacks they made, in which 'innocent' civilians died, including women and children, only came about following the rocket attacks from the Hamas terrorists.

Now, how dumb can Palestinans be?

First of all, they are given the Gaza strip, something that was meant as a precursor to something bigger. A stepping stone to an eventual solution? We hear talk of 'land for peace.'

But what do they do? They let the terrorists take the upper hand and use it as a launchpad to attack Israel.

Now, I don't know about you. But if Tuhoe were to use Tuhoe country as a missile base to attack Tauranga, even Helen Clark might have fired back and even sent the troops in.

Were we kiwis to launch missile attacks against the Eastern Seaboard of Australia, I am sure the Australian would invade ASAP.

Ditto if the Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys attacked the Kent Coast, or vice versa.

So after a relentless firing of rockets by Hamas from the Gaza strip, in breach of a ceasefire, it's a no-brainder that the much better equipped Israelis would retaliate.

Now, the BBC noted an election was brewing in Israel, as if to say retaliation was also political.

But what better way to shore up support for a government, than to attack it militarily.

So who do the Palestinians expect to hurt from their attack?

Now, as i noted earlier. The giving of the gaza strip to the Palestinians was a form of Land for peace deal.

Thus, after what we have seen since the formation of this mini-Palestinian state, we can hardly be surprised if the israelis are even less keen on such a solution for the West Bank.

Once bitten?

Thus, how dumb can the Palestians be?

True, they have many friends in the media and the best PR consultants. They know how to show tearful images of children to suit their ends. there have been the 'Pallywood' scandals of faked attacks.

But on matters like this latest attack, the Palestinians are truly showing their stupidity against a wise and responsible Israel.

Grim reaper strikes in the High Street

A few days back, I thought I had posted about the Grim Reaper striking through celebrityland, as famous people seem to die at this time of year.

Either that, or there is no other news, so they get more prominence during the Festive Season.

But the Grim Reaper is in the High Street too.

Woolworths and other chains, like MFI, are dropping like flies and there is talk of 15-20 major retailers going bust this UK winter and one in ten high street shops being empty by spring.

Today, in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, I saw the carcass of an old Woolies, once it had been devoured of its final savings by shoppers, just like an old wildebeeste ravaged by vultures, stripped bare. Even the fixtures and fittings are being sold by the receivers. A few more stores are hanging on, but they are to close within days, so I hope I finally get to see one before its too late.

However, stores come and stores go. Recession is how the weakest go to help the stronger ones survive. I am sure we will see better in their place.

Indeed, Jeremy Clarkson has a few survival tips for retailers: Ditch the ugly salesgirls and offer better service!

Is John Key fit for office?

As noted by David Farrar, the world is agaog at the sight of the ObamaMessiah somewhat bulked up with a nicely toned tummy.
The (UK) Sunday-Times offered a compare and contrast yesterday with a bare-chested Russian leader Vladimir Putin, whom was pictured fishing in Siberia a while back, a pic posted on this blog too.
Indeed, many world leaders seem to be on a fitness craze.
Dubya Bush likes his exercise, as did his dad, and so did Bill Clinton, particularly of the horizontal variety.
One of the Sunday papers also showed UK Tory leader Dave Cameron running through a stream in his shorts, revealing quite chunky thighs and calves. Apparently, he likes cycling.
But there has been no mention in the UK media about Gordon Brown indulging in any exercise. Maybe he is too busy saving the world. And I don't recall anything said in the Kiwi media about John Key and exercise.
But I do recall Uncle Helen was a regular gym goer at Les Mills in Auckland Central.
So is John Key fit for office? Has he too joined the 'fit for office' craze of many of our world leaders?
Anyone would think they have to get into the ring, like in this old Frankie Goes to Hollywood video from the 1980s!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Unfair to blame bankers

The Archbishop of York has slammed the bankers for their 'greed' in causing the economic crisis.
But aren't they the unfair victims? Easy scapegoats because they are rich?
Aren't we all to blame?
First, we have noted on this blog at least, the demands of govermnments in encouraging and forcing banks to make loans to people who could not afford them.
That is how the sub-prime crisis developed in the US.
And wasn't such pressure, such regulations as the Community Reinvestment ACT, only a response to political pressure from 'the people.'
the very same people, who as customers wanted easier loans?
And that banks who did not lower their standards were missing out, losing business.
So the banks that lowered their borrowing standards only did so due to the competitive pressures of serving their customers.
Responsing to consumer demand hardly sounds like greed to me.
So, in a sense, aren't we all to blame?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Free speech to terror supporters

Channel 4 in Britain has created a stir, again.

There are howls of outrage at giving such a operson a platform to air his views.

There is also the defence of free speech, the ability to say what you like, however 'offensive' people might find it.
For once, I am on the side of the Iranian dictator, much as I disagree with him, I accept his right to say what he wants. Pity he doesn't allow such freedoms for the Iranian people though!

Grim reaper strikes

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Voters want a good Roger-ing

Yes, the day's of Liarbour tax and spend are over.

At least in Britain, that is.

The Independent, of all papers, with its ComRes opinion poll, shows support in Britain for taxcuts and spending cuts.

As recession deepens, people realise we have to tighten our belts.

And that includes government.

So there may well be even extra support for National if it behaves as ACT-lite rather than Liarbour-lite!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Deadly virus outbreak in Far North.

Reports just in.
Outbreak of Pavlova Virus strikes Barnsley manor.
Symptoms include distended stomach, extreme irritability and waves of nausea when walking past the fridge.

So how many litres can we create today?

Apparantly, you can help the environment this way!
I'm up for a gallon!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

By request

Fairfacts asked for the worst xmas song ever.. here is my pick.
Any suggestions will be thoroughly researched and posted, but be quick I have already had half a bottle of xmas breakfast baileys.

Oh, and merry xmas everybody. As my brood don't front until tomorrow I will be the billy no mates duty blogger today..

Today's Christmas pop song

It wouldn't be Christmas without a naff pop song, with a festive theme.
Now, the Number One spot in the UK hit parade was always something really coveted.
There used to be quite a competition for it.
Alas, these days, the winner tends to be winner of X factor or some other talent show involving Simon Cowell.
There are so many such shows, that Northern Comic Peter Kay took the piss out of them in a special show of his, which was recently repeated in time for the festive season.
And to release a song showing his creation Geraldine McQueen.
Come on Barnsley Bill, can you scrape the barrel any lower?

Pope shows kindness and tolerance at Christmas, not!

When you might think there are more pressing concerns, his awfulness has made a speech widely perceived a critising gays.

But whatever we are, aren't we all God's creations?

Thus, isn't it is little blasphemous for the Pope to criticise some for the way God created them.

Hardly the spirit of the week, eh!

I don't think Jesus would approve.

Left happy at recession

Peace and goodwill is NOT breaking out this week from left wing MPs in ZanuLiarbore.
The Daily Express reported a few days back that left-wing UK Liarbour MPs are pleased to see the recession as it shows a crisis in capitalism.
So much for fraternal greetings when it will be the brothers and sisters that will suffer greatly from the recession with perhaps a million losing their jobs and tens of thousands their homes.
So speaks the warmth and compassion of socialism.
I wonder if anyone has said anything as stupid in New Zealand lately?
Has Chris trotter been behaving himself.
I have tried finding the link, but cannot and the library shuts shortly.

Merry Christmas from Yorkshire

I was hoping for pics of snow.

But while there will be no White Christmas for Britain, so unlike Canada as Whale Oil reported, it may happen after the weekend as the days are to get progressively colder.

Christmas Day will be 6c and cloudy.
Dinner will be at my brother's farmhouse.
then it will be a quiet one tonight and tomorrow.
I expect various rellies will visit.

I hope/expect to be blogging again towards the end of the week.

Anyway, a merry christmas to everyone!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

I would also like to wish all our readers and friends a safe and enjoyable Christmas. It has been a privilege to be part of No Minister and I have had a lot of fun over the past few months.

The end result of 2008, with the departure of Helen Clark, is one that I will be toasting on New Years eve under African stars in the Serengeti.

I will be back at the start of Feburary, hopefully with a few stories.

Merry Christmas and God bless.

Cold Keyboard

Adolf is giving up blogging.

Well, for a week or so.

As you read this, if you are silly enough to be awake at this hour, Adolf and The Cook are climbing aboard a taxi for Auckland Airport. We are off to visit youngest daughter, husband and offspring in a Western Australian city where people ponder on the importance of being earnest.

You might like to amuse yourselves figuring out our final destination.

Looking forward to lots of prawns, paddle crabs, dhufish, shiraz, cabarnet, malbec and Emu Bitter.

Back home by January 1st.

Meanwhile, to all who bother to read Adolf's scribblings:-

Best wishes for a peaceful and joyous Christmas and a useful New Year. Eat, drink, cherish your families and look after your children.

A change will do you good???:

The economic news from Britain grows grimmer by the day.
scenarios of 3 million or ten per cent unemployment seem realistic now, rather than fanciful.
A bucketload of retailers are expected to go bust in the New Year.
The doom is deepening, but will this plummeting confidence further spiral Bankrupt Britain's decline and depression?
I thought of a contrast in New Zealand, where the change of government had leapt to a leap in consumer confidence in two very recent Roy Morgan polls.
Last week's poll noted growing support for National too, up three to 47%, while Liarbour's decline continued.
So how much do changes of government affect things?
Until I saw the very latest grim commentary from the Treasury, Whale Oil and David Farrar , I thought New Zealand might be spared from the worst, though it seems China's Farm will do better than Bankrupt Britain.
Meanwhile, there is no chance of an immediate change of government here to deliver a seachange or fresh start for Britain. However, there remains speculation Brown may call an election sometime next year hoping to cash in on a depression he did not cause, but through his own actions, certainly made worse.

Where are they now?

I guess I have took it quite hard, the defeat of our former Dear Leader and her disappearance from the stage.
And we see similar happening in the UK.
Where is Tony Blair? What is he doing?
The former PM of ten years, who bestrode the world stage like a colossus, has similarly disappeared from the spotlight.
I read a UK paper everyday and watch the tv news several times.
The only mention of him I have seen was a columnist mocking his Christmas card, which featured him and the missus and maybe the kids as well.
But what the columnist noted most of all, was Tony had had his top teeth cleaned. They were shiny and pearly white, while the lower teeth were not.
Have New Zealand's own media commented on Uncle Helen's cards, did she send any?
Of course, I do expect some of our regulars to comment on her teeth come what may :)
Nonetheless, isn't it interesting how quickly people seem to disappear and are quickly forgotten usually. I bet John Howard faced the same in Oz, though I noted a magazine report about him giving a talk to business leaders in Yorkshire a while back.
Of course, by discussing the suitability or otherwise of a job for Uncle Helen, we are at least bringing her back from obscurity.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Twas the Night before Christmas (other version)

'Twas the Night before Christmas ~ other version
Twas the night before Christmas old Santa was pissed,
He cussed out the elves and threw down his list.
Miserable little brats, ungrateful little jerks.
I have a good mind, to scrap the whole works.
I've busted my ass for damn near a year Instead of "Thanks Santa" what do I hear..
The old lady bitches cause I work late at night
The elves want more money and the reindeer all fight.
Rudolph got drunk and goosed all the maids.
Donner is Pregnant Vixon has AIDS
Flying through the air, dodging the trees.
Falling down chimneys and skinning my knees.
And just when I thought that things would get better,
The IRD, they sent me a letter.
They say I owe taxes.
If that aint damn funny..
Who the hell ever sent Santa any money?
And the kids these days, they all are the pits.
They want the impossible, those mean little shits.
I spent a whole year making wagons and sleds with no request for them
They want computers and Robots, they think I am IBM
If you think that is bad picture this..
Try holding those brats with their pants full of piss.
They pull on my nose, they grab at my beard
And if I don't smile, the parents think I'm weird
I quit this job, there is just no enjoyment
I'm going to sit on my fat ass and collect unemployment
There is NO Christmas this year
Now you know the reason
I found me a blonde and heading SOUTH for the season....
H/T DML Hat tip: Theo Spark

Personal Diplomacy and Circuit Breaker Needed

New Zealand right now has far more important fish to fry than the state of democracy in Fiji. Namely, the survival of our economy through to the year 2011.,%20Hon%20Murray.jpeg

Our handling of the current regime under Labour was deplorably clumsy, inept and bordering on malevolent. Thus far, Murray McCully is showing little improvement. The basic realpolitic seems to have escaped the notice of the poobahs in MFAT and Mr McCully.

Fiji really doesn't need new Zealand's patronage.

Were we still a wealthy country, well up in all the desirable OECD rankings, it might have been a different story but today, thanks to our Tricky Fiscal Fool and Shifty ex PM's profligate waste of $100 bil over the last nine years, we have little economic clout to back our belligerency in the South Pacific.

In short, we have become a laughing stock. We are being well and truly done over by a bunch of coconuts while the civilized world looks on and laughs. Our diplomacy is a reflection of our bumbling and maladroit national cricket team which gave 'the lip' to the the most successful Australian captain in test history as NZ notched up yet another abject defeat.

Prime Minister Key needs to quickly divorce himself and his government from the disastrous policies of the retrospectively self legitimized corrupt Clark regime. He needs a circuit breaker. Adolf suggests he adopts a leaf out of George W Bush's book and engages in some immediate personal diplomacy.

He should hire an executive jet and quietly fly to Fiji for a personal meeting with Commodore Bainimarama. There, he should establish with the Commodore the identity of a special envoy from New Zealand who will be acceptable to the regime and the NZ government and he should agree that this envoy will be devoted full time to re-establishing cordial relations between the two countries and to assisting Fiji realign its constitution in order that truly free and fair elections can, for the first time since Independence, be held.

Who might that be? The only prerequisite is that the person must not be of an academic and/or leftist persuasion. No more hand wringers. We need someone who is a realist and who can make tough calls.

Ratu Sir Owen Glenn? Sir Wilson Winneray, Buck Shelford? Richard Prebble? David Kirk?

It is easy to forget that had New Zealand suffered under an electoral arrangement such as that currently inflicted upon Fiji, New Zealanders would never have been able to vote out its own corrupt and inept government on November 8th 2008.

That is the real evil Commodore Bainimarama seeks to redress and to date he has acquitted himself well in resisting the cloddish attempts of New Zealand's arrogant officials to deflect him from his objective.

Muslim rapes in Sweden

Here's one for our Swedish-based commenter DenMT.

Fjordman over at The Brussels Journal has posted on the country as a 'crackpot' or 'melting pot.'

Anyway, Fjordman has gained a global reputation for commenting on muslim rapes in Scandinavia and problems resulting from the Islamisation of Europe, even gaining a Wikipedia entry. Google reveals many previous articles.

How soon before No Minister gets a Wikipedia entry, I wonder?

Anyway, I make no claims as to the veracity as to what Fjordman says, as previous attempts to verify his comments came to nought as he seems to be the only published 'expert' on the subject.

I do hope the situation is not as bad a Fjordman says.
Perhaps DenMT could be so kind as to allay our fears. Sweden seems such a lovely place.

Monday, December 22, 2008

SantaCorp pleads for Bailout

CEO Kringle: Polar Toy Giant "On Brink"

WASHINGTON - Flanked by officials from the United Elf Toytinkerers union, SantaCorp CEO Kris Kringle today told the House Ways and Means Committee that without immediate government financial help, his firm would be forced to declare bankruptcy, lay off thousands of elves and reindeer, and potentially cancel its annual worldwide Christmas Eve toy delivery.
"These are grim economic times for everyone, but even more so for non-profit toy manufacturers in the Snow Belt," said Kringle. "Our accountants have indicated that we are on track to exhaust our reserves of cash and magical pixie fairydust by December 23. Oh deary me."

Hat tip: Iowahawk

A new capitalism?

As the daily economic news gets ever grimmer, the BBC's economics correspondent Robert Peston is pushing the idea that there will be 'a new capitalism.'

The current crisis was caused by too much borrowing by both consumers and banks, he says, and the finance sector needed the taxpayer to bail them out.

In turn, this will lead to a kindler, gentler capitalism with governments playing a greater role in the economy.

An interesting argument, nonetheless, and one more convincing than the simpler bankers' greed getting the blame, which seems the narrative I have seen from TV1 and swallowed by our political leaders, John Key seemingly included.

But if we look back, wasn't government largely to blame for the mess in the first place?

Indeed, some months back, there was a good argument for political correctness getting the blame. Government in the US forced the banks to lower lending standards to people who really could not afford to take on loans. A regular theme of my US election commentary was the role of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, the Community Reinvestment ACT and organisations like ACORN in promoting reckless lending leading to the sub-prime crisis, which then spread globally.

Indeed, if there is a failing in the 'old capitalism', the freemarket Blair/Thatcherite variety, perhaps it is its vulnerability to government induced failures like the above. Thus bailout by government and taxpayer is only the necessary recompense for failed ideology and regulation on the part of government.

But while often seen as saviour, how many problems is government storing up for the future? The bailouts debts will have to be repaid somehow someday. There is the issue of moral hazard too.

If government is to bail you out, you can them make the wrong and riskier choices whether you are a banker or indeed a car manufacturer. How much of those bad loands that caused the credit crunch made simply because government through Fannie and Freddie guaranteed them?

Well, a debate is starting to appear on the matter. Here's the leftist Compass, the LabourHome blog, the Daily Telegraph, and Irwin Stelzer.

Alas, it's a debate the left seem to be taking a lead so far in. Let us hope the freemarket right can launch a successful fightback! But it is a debate we all need to have.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Defending the indefensible.

As my fellow posters probably planned all along I have completely cannibalised my pitiful small group of readers by posting here and at my place. So I am going to reproduce my last post from Barnsley Bill here because I happen to think it is rather good!

Over at the Standard they have a new subject to rant about. It is a topic that is not unfamiliar to many on the right. Namely the complete dogs breakfast that is the upper echelons of our Police force. They have managed to wind themselves up into a pant wetting frenzy over it and are attracting quite a lot of comments. Basically they are revealing day by day more details of the activities of the ironically named Special Investigations Group, the clown they had on the payroll, his activist girlfriend and the different entities that were allegedly being spied on.

They are calling for an inquiry into this group.
BUT, I want it to be far more comprehensive.
We need to go right back to peter Ellis, the sounds murders, the Bain murders and forward to what influence both real and implied Helen Clark has had over the police since she told bare faced lies to the Wellington paper about Peter Doone. it needs to encompass every time the Police failed to bring charges against people who were members of the labour party.. WHICH IN FACT WAS EVERYTIME. With the exception of Field, but not until he had been booted by Labour.

I have made these points at the Standard and brought up the subject of Len Richards the ginga pugilist who should have been charged with assault in my opinion.

My post..

A comment at the Standard by Lynn Prentice.

"bb: Basically you are wrong in the Len Richards incident. What I saw when I looked at the footage was a tight crowded situation and someone getting knocked by a megaphone when Len moved."

You cn click through the comment to have a look at the thread, there are some reasonable comments on the thread form both left and right viewpoints.

And here is the footage of Len Richards "someone getting knocking by a megaphone when Len moved"

You decide?

Now have another look and check how many cameras and cops were lined up behind him.

The clip is by Darth Blogger and the usual thanks are proffered.

Bula Journalism At Its best

Here's an example of Fijian journalism at its best, dated Sunday 21st December.

This is why Fijian newspapers are such a joy to read. Their journos have a knack of publishing the really important bits. None of the po faced hectoring lectures beloved by pinko scribes masquerading as reporters in NZ media. Fijians have the art of turning trivia into affairs of state - always with a little smile behind the oh so serious facade.

Oh and by the way, please note the Acting NZ HC has not been deported (Adolf eagerly awaits the first NCEA encumbered NZ hack's reference to her 'pending deportment.') as widely reported by our newspapers radio stations and TV channels.

"Days after Fiji’s interim Government threatened to expel New Zealand’s envoy here, talks continue between Suva and Wellington in search of a compromise.

“There are attempts on both sides to resolve the issue and that’s where things are at the moment,” said interim Government spokesman Major Neumi Leweni.....

.........However, with only hours remaining, it seems that Government officials are still trying to negotiate a way out of the impasse......

........Interim Immigration Minister Ratu Epeli Ganilau said he was not aware of any order to remove the New Zealand acting high commissioner.

“Nothing has come through to me,” he said."

So there you have it. Cut through the media inspired sensationalist crap and you begin to get an idea of what is really going on. Yes folks, everybody is still talking and negotiating.

Here's the real deal though:-

"Fiji’s interim Prime Minister and acting Foreign Affairs Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, meanwhile, was spotted after mid-day today amongst the bustling Suva crowd at a busy department store in the capital’s CBD, appearing seemingly oblivious to the simmering diplomatic row.

Bainimarama was seen later with wife Mary cooling off at a New Zealand Natural Premium Ice Cream kiosk and overheard asking for “more nuts” on his ice-cream."

Note well
the cruel dictator, so reviled and hated by the down trodden populace, is wandering around department stores in down town Suva and consuming ice cream at a footpath kiosk.

Hardly the image fostered by Clark, Peters and their blogging sympathizers.

Recession is good for you!!!

The leader of the Church of England has always been a strange creature.
Now, his latest comments have provoked a stir, after he said this of the credit crunch .
"It is a sort of a reality check, isn't it -- which is always good for us.
The Archbishop also lambasted the borrowing of the ZaNULiarbore government, likening Gordon Brown to a drug addict constantly needing a fix of more borrowing and debt.
The UK PM was not amused and hit back, using Bible parables to back his argument.
Such controversy fuelled by Rowan Williams is even leading to some debate about the state of the Anglican Church as the official Church of England. Should it be disestablished?
Well, I'm no expert on religious matters, and I'm not particularly religious, but I feel the Archbishop is a fool, well in need of a bashing.
Such talk of welcome reality checks seems most tasteless as hundreds of thousands of Britons, possibly a million, look set to lose their jobs in the next year or so.
It reminds me of comments I have seen from environmentalists about recession being good for the environment! Though there remains some debate on the issue.
But back to the Archbishop. Despite his stupidity, I oppose disestablishing the Church.
It's official role guarantees a place to be buried, get married, etc, and it is part of British culture and history.
We don't want it usurped by anything else, particulalrly Islam, or the Catholic Church, which does actually appear to believe in something.
But what is the role of an official church in society and the state? And should its leaders be free to make statements like this, regardless of their stupidity. Nonetheless, his criticisms of Liarbour's debt follies were spot on.
At least as we approach Christmas, the Archbishop has given us all something to think and talk about. Maybe that's the point of his outlandish comments after all!

Oh dear! Browns own words give him a Pounding!!

"A weak currency is the sign of a weak economy, which is the sign of a weak government"
Gordon Brown, 1992

So what have we seen this week?
Here's the Daily Telegraph:

The pound gained one cent against the single currency, but was down 4pc – or 4.5 cents – over the week as a whole.

Sterling also finished the week at its lowest-ever level against a basket of currencies.

The pound has been hammered over fears that the UK economy will be hit particularly hard by recession, and by the expectation that interest rates will be lower in the UK than in Europe.

Now, Sterling's slide is the worst since 1931 and government finances are the worst in years, more so if banking debts from part-nationalisations are included, which is further driving the pound down, as The Guardian notes. Record net borrowing is predicted.

So it is certain Brown and ZaNuLiarbore must be very weak, judging by Brown's own analysys.
Yet, the UK Tories are only ten points or so ahead in the polls, despite such a financial and economic cataclysm engulfing the UK economy, one that seems far worse than the recession of the early 1980s.

But what did Gordon Brown say yesterday?
GORDON Brown insisted yesterday that Britain would haul itself out of the credit crunch to become a “beacon of hope” for the world.

I know it's Christmas, and there's enough doom and gloom already, but such hubris, such arrogance, reminds me of the lies and out of touch with reality statements we used to see from Uncle Helen and Liarbour in their final year of office.
And how did the Kiwi dollar do then?

Oh, it slid too, just as Iain Dale notes a tumbling pound here. Now I see Sterling sliding against our own Pacific Peso. Thus, I am sure, indeed I hope, Gordon Brown and ZaNuLiarbore's days are equally numbered as Uncle Helen's were in 2008.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

News Flash - Acting High Commissioner Dejected

As the sun sets in Auckland and Suva, another day passes and the Acting New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji remains dejected. Dejected, of course in this instance, being the opposite to ejected.

Foolish NZ media and uber bloggers continue to report postulations as factual events and find themselves looking stupider day by day. Fijilive reports that 'it will happen today' and xtra News (that's the same mob that can't keep an e-mail service functional for more than a week) reports she has left the country. She probably has done no more than return to Noo Zild for Christmas with the folks but let's make a story out of it.

Meanwhile there is no news at all on private discussions between the New Zealand Foreign Minister and the Interim Prime Minster of Fiji.

Adolf suggests the media finds something else with which to amuse themselves and makes no further comment until there is a formal statement from the two nations' respective governments.

The price of a Labour soul.

Helen Kelly on the job

Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly said all workers should be able to get similar increases

Herald Makes News - Up

For at least three days now the Antique Media has been carrying stories about the imminent expulsion from Fiji of new Zealand's Acting High Commissioner. Today The Herald chimes in. These stories have all been based on no more than one - yes, just one - piece of speculation by just one Fijian outlet, to the effect that the expulsion will take place 'today.' Today, that is, for three days running.

Radio NZ has broadcast ponderous ponderings from Labour's Phil Goff and Helen Clark, both offering the advice of the vanquished to their National Party conquerors. Adolf has not heard any comment from either the prime minister or the foreign minister.

Meanwhile, the lady appears to remain unbanished.

That folks, is how newspapers are wrote.

Update: David Farrar (who should know better) reports the expulsion as a fait accompli.

Do we have too much freedom in New Zealand?

One of the contrasts between Britain and New Zealand is the way life can seemingly be mapped out for you.
When I was a lad, I expected life would involve marriage, mortgage, responsibility and steadily rising up the career ladder until retirement. There would be a large Ford in the driveway and all would be secure and happy with the world, even if it meant a life of hard work and sacrifice to achieve it.
When I first arrived in New Zealand in the mid-90s, I felt this overwhelming sense of freedom. You were not prejudged quite so easily, if at all. Expectations were not so high.
Quite often in Britain when meeting someone for the first time, you would ask them what job they did and where did they live. That way you could pigeonhole them in an instant.
Anyway, people in New Zealand have fewer expectations. They also seem to realise there is a life outside work too. People also seem more tolerant of all kinds of various characteristics.
However, I have seen how this can pan out if you take too many liberties.
I have seen what happens from friends when they have not performed, took time off, took drugs, drunk a lot and got into trouble. And it has brought them a whole load of grief. Isn’t it easier to lead a blameless life?
As for me, I’ve kept my nose clean, lead the blameless, wholesome life, but I do wonder if I might have progressed more had I totally stayed to the path of true virtue, rather than have the occasional stumble.
Nonetheless, I certainly see a contrast between the work focus of both countries and how people plan their lives.
Yet people seem happier in New Zealand, much as we might grumble about our low wages.
In harder working Britain, people have pots of cash to spend, but they seem so miserable with it. People also seem more judgemental and you are more supposed to ‘know your place.’
So who has got the balance right?
I think the truth is somewhere between the two, and both countries have much to learn from each other.

If you go down to the beach today..

It is more than 30 years since this terrifying movie was first inflicted upon me and burnt it's way deep into my psyche.
I am heading to the beach today with some friends, if you see a nervous looking fella with a shaved head standing in ankle deep water while everybody else is swimming it may well be me.


They are out to get ya I tell ya.....

"Recent Comments" munted

Since yesterday evening our comments feed has been feeding only comments from 18 April. Other Blogspot users including NZ Conservative have reported the same problem so it looks like it's Blogger's error rather than ours, but I notice Fundy Post's and Hand Mirror's feeds are both fine. Most annoying. I've turned Recent Comments off until Blogger gets it sorted.

Updated 1pm: Thanks to David for advice on how to fix it - all working again now.

Who do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?

The Sun newspaper still entertains.
Take todays offerings concerning condoms.
One story notes a new condom has been released which can measure the inches on your willy.
Another story, in The Whip political column, reveals the party leaders British women would like to snog.
Tory Leader Dave Cameron is on top with half, followed by Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg on 33%. Bottom is Liarbour PM Gordon Brown on 16%.
So to all our female readers, which Kiwi leader do you want to give a Christmas kiss, and why?

Friday, December 19, 2008

Do you drive down Bourneville Boulevarde?

Whether or not you do, Gordon Brown wants to know!
I have just applied for a government job for the first time ever, and my oh my! doesn’t he pry!
Questions about the exams I took 25 years ago, including what grade.
Questions about my parents and whether they are still alive and can work.
Questions about which team I bat for, and we’re not talking cricket.
Questions about disabilities too!
Just about anything you could possibly think of, was asked.
I've never, ever, for any employer being quizzed online like this.
Of course, saying I was a member of a minority, just might help me in politically correct Gordonistan.
Just how many one-legged, black , muslim lesbians are there!

Happy with your work?

Just what do we work for? What is the number one primary reason we devote so much of our lives to our work and careers? Is it for the money or do we have to enjoy what we do?
I say this as I am about to embark on a major jobhunting spree, though what is out there just days before Christmas as recession deepens, I do not know.
Within minutes of arriving ‘home’ last Friday afternoon, after 14 hours flying and nearly three more on a train, struggling to stay awake from jetlag and lack of sleep, I was presented with newspaper cuttings of various jobs Mum and Dad had found for me.
One job seemed notably underpaid and the other, well I doubt it is me.
But I have to ‘diversify’ I was told. This other job was with an expanding government agency and the media is dying.
I have diversified throughout my journalism career and can be considered an accomplished all-rounder. But am I ready to chuck away nearly 20 years work experience for something wholly new? Maybe not yet. I want to make use of the skills and experience I have gained.
And as this other job was so very different, would I like it?
Much as I have grumbled about pay in journalism, I have usually enjoyed the work for its variety and creativity.
But I was told that times change and so should I. A job is a job and I need one.
My policeman brother can’t wait to retire, and he works because he enjoys the paycheque. The same applies to my sister-in-law, who works in HR management.
But should you apply for a job because it is a job and you need one?
I have tried that in the past and it has soon backfired.
In Perth two years back, I applied for a job because I needed one. I got it and on my second day, I was sat thinking, ‘I don’t like this’ what the hell am I doing here?’ It was neither what I expected, nor what I wanted.
The new employer must have had similar thoughts and just moments later, I was out the door with a week’s pay.
I see little point in going through that again, talking your way into something you don’t really want to do. Surely you should stick to your knitting, what you know best and what you want to do?
However, to keep certain people happy, I have applied for the job, so we’ll see how it goes.
But what do you think? Is it all about money, or should you enjoy your work too?

Is the writing on the wall for Phil in the new year?

Less Fishy Than A Labour Party Fund Raiser

Just for fun, this morning Adolf got up at 0430 and drifted over to the Auckland Fish Markets.

Welcome to Auckland Fish Market

I've always wanted to see how the fish we buy is traded before it hits the fish shops and chipperies but until now have never made the effort to go and actually do it.

The most remarkable aspect of a very clever and smooth operation was the complete absence of any 'fishy' smell. That''s got to be a good sign.

The chiller room was open at 0500 for lots to be inspected and noted prior to the auction starting at 0600. I saw species I of which I had never heard and will never eat.

You have to be really quick or you miss out. Everything is computerised and electronic so you sit at a desk and watch the price for your desired 'lot' come steadily down until you press your button. At that moment you own the bin or bins of fish at the 'clock stopped' price - or you miss out if someone beat you to the button.

I was amazed at the prices paid for some species. $5.50 per Kg for school shark - no wonder lemon fish sells retail for as much as $22.00. $5.00 for grey mullet compared with $2.30 to 5.00 for trevally and $5.00 for terakihi. Snapper ranged from $6.40 to $9.50.

When you consider that 'green fish' (guts in, scales on) yield about 33% fillets it's easy to see why snapper fillets cost up to $35/kg retail.

Another surprise was to see that of the sixty or so buyers present, at least sixty percent would have been Asians.

And another thing...

Further to my post below, we should consider Muslim immigrants' complaints about our attitudes to them in the light of this story on Stuff. And lest anyone imagine this is an unusual story, or somehow reflective only of Lebanon, it pretty much mirrors a story from the Arab Times that I posted on my old blog.

Why not simply avoid importing people from backward countries? Problem goes away by itself...

Just been reading an article in the Dec 20-26 Listener about whether it's unreasonable for Western countries to get tough on Muslim immigrants' medieval concepts of sex and gender (that's not quite how the Listener phrased it, but you get the idea - usual stuff about whether we really ought to tell Muslim women they can't wear a burqa in a Western country). It reminded me of another story I read this year in the Guardian, in which a Muslim woman bleated about how rude Brits were to one of her relatives when she went out walking in her ridiculous black tent.

Unsurprisingly, I have a view on that and am about to blather on at you about it, but first up a disclaimer:

women in Western countries have an absolute right to wear whatever the hell they feel like wearing, so fuck you if you have a problem with that.

But with that necessary disclaimer out of the way, lest we get all dewy-eyed at the fact that the occasional Westerner fails to meet the level of disinterest in others' sartorial or religious practices that their civilisation expects of them, let me offer you some observations from the other side of the coin - ie, the experiences of a Westerner living in a conservative Muslim country:

1. Women are of course allowed to wear a burqa, but the list of perfectly ordinary Western clobber they'd better not wear in public if they don't want serious trouble is rather long.

2. Men have a somewhat less extensive list, eg you'd better not wear shorts, or a tank top, and you won't take your shirt off completely unless you'd like somebody to give you a thorough beating (actually I can sympathise with that one), and so on.

3. Men should wear no jewellery beyond a watch and a wedding ring. The time I was involved in a minor car accident and had to visit the Police station, one of the kindlier cops pointed out to me that wearing finger and earrings was simply wrong, and could lead to acts of violence against me, including rape (because, after all, how were other men meant to interpret earrings on a man, if not as "Come and get me big boy, I take it up the arse?")

4. It is perfectly reasonable for a Westerner to be a Christian, as long as he doesn't express anything to a Muslim that could be interpreted as encouraging said Muslim also to become a Christian. That kind of behaviour could get a Christian a deportation order or even a good beating. Agitating for the right to import Bibles or build churches will also be viewed by locals as an attack on their culture.

5. It may be perfectly reasonable to be a Christian, but a Westerner in a Muslim country should under no circumstances admit to being an atheist. This insult to God and declaration of depravity is so far from reasonable that no-one hearing it could be expected to be excuse it. In Western terms, it would be like announcing to your colleagues that Hitler was right and the only useful Yid is one that's been turned into soap. Muslims generally have got the message these days that lots of Westerners simply don't believe in God, but they generally will do you the favour of not counting you among this contemptible number unless you leave them no alternative. Here's a tip: leave them an alternative.

6. The man is the boss. If you're a woman, your husband is your boss, or if you don't have one of those, your oldest currently present adult male relative is your boss. Attempts by Western couples to maintain some pretence of equality will be ignored by officialdom and ridiculed by casual observers.

7. Local women are not to be approached, spoken to or anything else by scumbag male foreigners, unless scumbag male foreigner wants to have a sudden and fatal "accident."

8. Local laws will reflect Muslim practice, eg in the country I was living in, alcohol was banned, pork products of any kind were banned, public displays of affection were banned (hmm, some sympathy there too, actually) and smoking, drinking or eating in public during fasting times in Ramadan would get you arrested.

So, how much bleating do you think us Whiteys did about these "features" of life in the Middle East? Er, well, to each other, shitloads - whinge the hind leg off a donkey, we could. But to our hosts? Not a sausage. Because, if we did, the response would quite justifiably be as follows:

"Fuck off - this is a Muslim country. If you don't like it, go back where you came from."

Which we all do, eventually.

On the same basis, I tend to have sympathy approximating to 0 for Muslims who want to bleat about their treatment in Western countries. Fuck off - this is a secular country. If you don't like it, go back where you came from.

And yet they don't...

Stop ya bleating!!!

The Kiwi papers

seem full of doom and gloom concerning the state of the economy.

Granny Herald notes slow growth and unemployment racing towards 7%. Stuff notes how this will mean no new government spending.

But if there's anything worse than Helengrad's toxic legacy, it is what ELEVEN years of ZaNuLairbore has done to Britain.

Hell, unemployment here ROSE to six per cent in figures announced yesterday, and what with fresh redundancies announced this month yet to work their way through, probably tops the 6-7% Treasury officials fear for New Zealand a year or two from now.

Unemployment is growing so fast, 3 million unemployed, over ten per cent of the workforce, is expected in a year or so. There's talk of bail-outs for what is left of the car industry and sterling is sinking too.

So we might feel like a good bleat at the state of the New Zealand economy, but look at Gordonistan, where Liarbour is leaving a far bigger mess for the UK Tories to inherit.

New Zealand looks set for a far brighter future as China's farm than the increasingly 'Bankrupt' Britain!!

Do we do 'battleaxes' in New Zealand?

The death of Kathy Staff, who played ‘battleaxe’ Norah Batty, a few days back, led the Daily Mail to look at the role of such women.
Self-confessed ‘battleaxe’ Edwina Currie, a former UK government minister who once shocked the nation with her affair with ex-PM John Major, penned the piece in Tuesday’s edition.
Such battleaxes were strong women she said, and she raised candidates to include leaders as diverse as Margaret Thatcher.
But battleaxes had a good and soft side too, Currie noted. Despite their hard-faced exterior, they had hearts of gold and always meant well.
The Daily Telegraph also paid tribute to this band of 'fearless and commanding' women but noted their days might be over.
So do we have battleaxes in New Zealand? Or are they a particularly British speciality.
I thought of Uncle Helen. Does she count? Or does she fail in the heart of gold section?
Jenny Shipley maybe, indeed ‘BattleShipley’ was one name I have heard for her suggesting a tough, fiestyness in our first woman PM.
Maybe Ruth Richardson too.
So who are the Kiwi battleaxes?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mixed muslim messages on British tv news

One big story today is the sentencing of Muslim terrorist and doctor Bilal Abdullah.
Just what made a doctor want to try and kill people?, questioned an innocent and perhaps ignorant ITN News.
Well, I’m sure our readers, might know. It’s in the Koran.
The leftist Independent notes rather than terrorists being poor and uneducation, they are not; and noting the backgrounds of other muslim terrorists, education can foster terrorism.
The BBC, however, after featuring the bad doctor’s mum bewailing the plight of muslims everywhere concluded with some shocking comment.
It was all part of some muslims ‘jihad against the west’ said a young reporter I’d never seen before.
I would have lied down with the shock, were I not lying down already.
Perhaps the central tenets of this most evil faith is finally getting through, even at the BBC.

Indeed, last night there was a story about Gordon Brown announcing the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq.
The BBC noted the vast improvements in life for Iraqis following the defeat of Saddam Hussein, most notably in the much improved access to water and power.
Even my parents noted the situation might not be as bad in Iraq as the British people were led to believe!
Strange how we get to hear it now.

Thanks Helen and Mickey.....for nothing.

God willing we will never see another Labour
led government in this country
and I mean NEVER.

It's now time for Key and English to do some simple maths and start slashing.
Start at the top with ACC.
I don't want my children inheriting a debt ridden socialist banana republic.

A mirage on the Somalian horizon?

Will this finally be the last man made object several hundred scumbag Somali thieves will ever see.

Finally, good news for Labour

Photo from Herald

I guess that as Labour's list of hidden and unaccounted costs surfaces, the good news is that this guy never got hold of Cullen's number.

Spinning Out Of Control

The world is doomed. If global warmening don't getcha, global spinning will.

Yep, Global Spinning is the next religion to be foisted onto the world now that Greens hero Angela Merkel has delivered the coup de grace to AGW. Like all capitalists, the Greens know you just have to deliver new products or your business dies and Adolf's spies tell him that the cops' spy at the Green Party's office knees up has stumbled upon their latest effort, from which only adherence to neanderthal living conditions can save us.


Accelerated Global Spinning

The Greens have discovered that little by little (imperceptibly - that's for the intellectuals), the rate of spin to which the world subjects itself is increasing. The consensus amongst the scientific community will be announced on inauguration day - the world will spin out of control by the end of this millennium - and Barack Obama will become the Messiah of Global Spin.

Computer models have been used to track the recorded speed of spin over the past nine years in New Zealand and the South Pacific and to produce projections for the future. Apparently the phenomenon of AGS has been well known for some time amongst the fundamentalist environment movement in NZ but now it is becoming mainstream as research grants for its ailing cousin AGW dry up. It's all to do the rate at which we humans consume energy and the consequent effect on tectonic plates.

Every time we put up a new wind farm, we deprive the wind of of it's natural energy level. Everyone knows that for every reaction there is a reaction and when you take the piss out of the wind then the world rotates faster because it has that much less force holding it back. Hitherto unnoticed, the effects are multiplying exponentially until one day, when it's too late, we try to turn back the clock and, like a lot of shagging little Shane Warnes, we are globally spun out for good. The horrors will be unimaginable as people are flung into the stratosphere by the sheer magnitude of centrifugal force.

So what has this to do with tectonic plates?

This is the really nasty bit. As the rate of AGS increases, so does the rate at which the great rift valleys of the world, like gigantic vaginas with ever dilating labia, push their respective tectonic plates toward each other. This explains why there have been so many massive earthquakes lately. It's not global warming that has been causing it. Instead the good oil now is that the real culprit is Accelerated Global Spinning. (Oh yeah, just for the pee coilers, here's a juicy little bit from Wiki "As a result the new sea will evaporate (partially or completely) several times before the elevation of the rift valley has been lowered to the point that the sea becomes stable. During this period of evaporation large evaporite deposits will be made in the rift valley. Later these deposits have the potential to become hydrocarbon seals and are of particular interest to petroleum geologists.") So there you all go, oil is a renewable resource! !

The Greens haven't yet figured out a scheme for solving the problem yet but taxing Western Civilization to death is top of the probabilities list.

However, the good news is that before we combine with Australia the world will have ended.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Must Have Been A Labour Voter

Here is the story of a loser.

Today Adolf picked up his car after a service and some repairs at his local service station. Adolf drives a six year old V8 Holden Calais and it was due its 100,000 km service and a skim of the brake bits to eliminate vibration when braking.

$750 all up.

The car was kept for a day and a half, due to unforeseen events.

A commercial carpet cleaner turned up at the service station and filled the fuel tank of his van with dieselene. That was his first mistake. You see, his van has and had a petrol engine.

He rushed into the workshop where Adolf's car was being seen to and demanded that the staff remove the diesel fuel from his tank. "Sorry sir, we are not authorised to do that work, you'll have to call the certified specialist who will be along in an hour or so."

Jeyasus! I can't wait that long, I've got fucking carpets to clean. Giz a lend of some tools and I'll do it myself.

"I'm sorry Sir but we can't lend you our tools."

Shit shit shit! Bugger bugger bugger! Fuck fuck fuck! (Obviously a friend of the fellows from The Standard)

So, our newly found loser pushed his van a few metres away from the petrol pumps to the back of the yard, pulled out his industrial strength vacuum cleaner, hooked it up to his petrol tank and proceeded to suck himself dry. There was just one little problem. He forgot about or never contemplated static electricity and before you could say 'clean my carpet' there was a conflagration and the van was incinerated.

The service station was closed down, the fire brigade attended, and mayhem ensued.

The results for the loser were:-

The urgent carpet cleaning jobs were not carried out.

He lost his van.

He voided his insurance policy so any claim for his van and equipment will be declined.

He'll get a bill for about $30k from Shell Company.

Such are the people on whom Helen Clark and Michael Cullen relied for support.

E-mail chain letter, but not like the usual ones.

As fairfacts is busy being dressed by his mummy i thought I should pick up the mantle of posting on the Islamotards..
I received this by email today and reproduce in full. I have no idea who wrote it so cannot offer a hat tip..

A German's View on Islam by a man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. 'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories. We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectra of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims an d homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous.

Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:
Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts--the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world wide, read this and think about it, and send it on - before it's too late.