Open House

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  1. Odakyu-sen says:

    From the perspective of Japan, New Zealand and Australia seem to enjoy a close, fraternal relationship that is envious. After all, could you imagine China and Japan being so close?

    It is all the more painful to me to see the Ardern regime play such a game that might risk this special Antipodean relationship. And for what? I am sure that the Australians will act in the interests of their people.

    Is Ardern virtue signaling? If so, then to whom? Surely her loyalty is to the New Zealand State; not some imagined job in an ivory tower in New York… (I am probably out of line on this point.)

    Japan will not easily admit it, but it is hard to be all alone in East Asia without any close friends–certainly nothing like the camaraderie that exists between the two young siblings of the old British Empire. What a shame to throw that all away…

    You don’t know what you had until it’s gone…

    • KG says:

      Too right, Odakyu-sen.
      A headline in today’s Herald:
      ‘Ardern: NZ ready to intervene in N Korea’
      Aussies will be rolling around laughing at the delusional little girl of no experience. She’s doing NZ’s image no good whatsoever with her virtuous, ignorant posing.
      The road to hell is paved by fools with good intentions.

      • Ronbo says:

        Words, Words, WORDS is how the weakling PM intends for New Zealand to intervene in North Korea –

        I’m sure the short, fat and not too intelligent dictator of the NORKS will get a laugh out of “hard words” coming from a South Pacific island-nation with a pussified military establishment that would last about a microsecond in combat with the CRIPS gang in Los Angeles – much less a military establishment with an army the size of the USA.

        Yes, the GPA of New Zealand may up there in the top 10 nations of the First World, but the NORKS are looking at how many nukes, ships, planes and MEN the “super pussy” PM NZ can throw against them. Earth to PM Arden and the socialist GLOBALISTS of NZ – the real world is a brutal game of thrones played out by nations and only FORCE – or the will to use that force counts.

        America is respected in this global jungle of endless war and conquest because she owns 20,000 nuclear weapons in a military machine in combat somewhere in the world – and the sad and ugly truth is that New Zealand exists as a Western nation is because the always hungry lions in the jungle know that to get to the South Pacific utopia (in the minds of many), they first have to deal with the USA – The World Policeman on call 24/7.

        ….and the aggressive Pacific powers know that work out well for the Japanese in 1942 when the sailed towards New Zealand.

        Like George Orwell famously said, “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

        I’m sorry if I offended any of my friends in New Zealand – you are a great people – I love you! – but someone, somewhere must be the voice crying in the wilderness!

        ….words, words, WORDS without raw naked force and the known will to back them up by war means nothing in world jungle and serve only to make you look foolish.

    • KG says:

      Damn. Not good news.
      On the subject of news, there is at least some justice in this world:
      ‘Rev. Jesse Jackson announces he has Parkinson’s disease’

      • Grog says:

        Does that mean he’s finally going to shut his mouth and fade into obscurity?

        • Ronbo says:

          More sad news: Al Sharpton is dying of AIDS…This is not official but an AIDS activist posted the story on Facebook under “Penny Finished” – and said that she ran into Sharpton at an AIDS conference in NYC – and he told her this was the case.

          Sharpton also told her, “Please don’t tell this to anyone, as the public may think I’m gay.”

          So keep this info under your hat.

  2. Darin says:

    Redstag Timber NZ-

    Anybody here use their product?Looks like a modern operation anyway.

  3. Guys I cannot believe this article, what do you think guys. Saying that Trump is at fault for less healthcare.

    I typed in Trump, and that was the latest article. The link goes for about 5 lines.

  4. Grog says:

    Borepatch has some good thoughts on the loser Franken.

  5. Darin says:

    Sport Dory build episode 10-Steam bending the stem-

    Never seen it done in a plastic bag before.Built a steam chamber for a furniture builder here years ago,he used it to steam bend all his rocking chair runners and Windsor chair bows.Made it from two 150 gallon propane tanks welded end to end.

    • KG says:

      :mrgreen: Me neither. Mine used to be either a domestic bath or lengths of galvanized downpipe. Always with added ammonia.

      That’s a great link

  6. Darin says:

    Virginia goes Don Quixote-

    Democrat Ralph Northam had barely won the Virginia governor’s race when his party announced it would impose a price on greenhouse gases emissions, require a three percent per year reduction in GHG emissions, and develop a cap-and-trade scheme requiring polluters to buy credits for emitting carbon dioxide.

    Meanwhile, liberal governors from California, Oregon and Washington showed up at the COP23 climate confab in Bonn, Germany to pledge that their states will remain obligated to the Paris climate treaty, and push ahead with even more stringent emission, electric vehicle, wind, solar and other programs.

  7. KG says:

    The rise and rise of Fascism:
    ‘Twitter to Start Sanctioning Users for Their Offline Behavior’

  8. KG says:

    A crucially important question:
    ‘Who made leftists the moral arbiters of our society?’
    “…While condemning Moore for kissing a 16-year-old girl, the self-righteous leftists are the ones promoting and supporting the wholesale slaughter of innocent babies in the womb.  This is a murderous holocaust of unprecedented proportions.  So which is worse, kissing or fondling and underage girl (if this even happened) or killing 60 million babies since 1973?  I fail to see how anyone supporting abortion can claim to possess the moral high ground on any issue!..”

    • Pascal says:

      ‘Who made leftists the moral arbiters of our society?’

      It’s too bad CR hasn’t the command of media that would be required to make the answer abundantly clear to all those who have drunk the Kool-Aid. They who buy the media with their $multi-billions have made themselves the moral arbiter.

      It’s been our thankless job to point out that said assertions by those buyers needs to be rejected. And it’s never helped our efforts that too many of our own are afraid to call these ultimate haters out for the deadly bastards they and their predecessors have been, and that they are actively working to expand their murderous results into the billions rather than scores of millions.

      NR published this today: Population Panic, Back Again.

      Maybe 20 years ago I might have applauded their permitting this piece to be published. But it is not nearly as harsh as I think merited. And many of the comments are left by typically moderate “conservatives” who disagree with the mild harshness also based on the Precautionary Principle, so Godless that the proponents hate any who have even a mild belief in God.

      I think this was published as a way of laughing at any of us (KG and Pascal and a handful of others) who were trying to make it clear that culling billions of people by any means available to “save the planet” was only the latest programme put into practice based on the Precautionary Principle that madmen (the Progs of the last 2 centuries are merely the latest) have always relied on to justify their anti-human “morality.”

      The larger “right” websites are very much part of the problem. Were they to take such threat seriously you could tell.

      So it is clear to me what the answer to your question is KG. Too much money is in the hands of Sinister forces allows them to control how the majority of humans are indoctrinated. They assert their moral superiority and only the muffled voices of the more daring call it a lie.

      The classical morality, to which you referred in your question, hasn’t had a seat at the tables of influence in hundreds of years. And you can see its absence too all in our post-modernist infected mainline houses of religion. Their complicity when not merely silent is too well known.

      Great question KG. I hope you like my answer.

      • KG says:

        I like it very much, thank you Pascal.

        • Pascal says:

          What is particularly galling KG, is that both the Left Sinister forces and the self-appointed authorities of what is conservative, like those at NR, have in the past labeled our concerns as tin-foil-hat material. But when the Sinister discuss such madness openly, they actually treat such megalomania as worthy of consideration, while NR and those like them only write bland “exposés” about them. And you and I are granted no credit because we remain solidly based in classical morality.

          • KG says:

            But very far from as much a minority as the MSM works so hard to portray us as in order to delegitimise our viewpoint.
            (Nowadays I regard Eastern Europe as the most hopeful source of a restoration of sanity. They know what the jackboot looks like and how it used to feel living under it.)
            The compulsive search for novelty trivia and academia’s “anxiety of influence” (from Harold Bloom’s The Western Canon) may finally help unravel the left. Whether or not it will happen too late is an interesting question.

            • Pascal says:

              I surely pray you are correct.

              Still Eastern EU remains in danger much as the Hungarians of 1956 and the Czechs of 1968 were given the push to raise a postmodern Gestapo and SS. And that’s even before those who remember what hell Soviet domination was die off, to be replaced by their public skooled offspring and the offspring of the invaders.

              • Darin says:

                ‘Who made leftists the moral arbiters of our society?’

                They aren’t,they just change the terms and control the narrative to bend society to their sick,demented will.
                Abortion is a perfect example of this,they never like it to be talked about in real terms,only in their “approved” euphemisms.A Fetus is reduced to a “blob of tissue” or an abortion that tears an unborn child apart while it’s still alive is just a “procedure”.
                The old mantra from the murder loving left was “keep abortion safe and legal” all the while even though it’s legal it has never been safe.So much so that the Kermit Gosnell and the Tiller “the Killer’s “of the world are allowed to run rampant in their house of horrors.

    • ‘Who made leftists the moral arbiters of our society?’
      They themselves did, after taking over almost all of the organs of the media.

    • Grog says:

      ” “I think Rotten Tomatoes’ influence on the industry is pernicious,” said Michael Philips, the Chicago Tribune film critic. “While I don’t wish extinction on the site, I live for the day when people are enslaved to it less.” ”

      Ahh, so said film critic reviewer pontificator is less than pleased because people are getting reviews from rotten tomatoes instead of reading his fish wrap. Sucks to be you, junior.

  9. Grog says:

    And my previous comment isn’t to disagree with you, KG, just pointing out an amusing note in the article, I also think the “entertainment” industry, with a few exceptions like Gary Sinise who does a lot of work with injured Veterans, are lying hypocritical backstabbers.

  10. Darin says:

    Trump did one hell of a lot more than I would have and what thanks did he get?Not nearly enough from this black entitlement asshole of a “father”?-

    Should have left them to rot

  11. Ronbo says:

    However, General Jack D. Ripper would launch his own nuclear war if the voices in his head said “they” put something in the water that made him impotent:

  12. Darin says:

    1925 Model T Pickup at work

  13. Darin says:

    Mel Tillis gone at age 85

    R.I.P. Coca Cola Cowboy

  14. Darin says:

    Perspective in social justice-

  15. tranquil says:

    Good article on WhaleOil about how the US economy is steaming ahead like a battleship –

    Quote – “This “Trump gets no credit” approach says a lot about how poorly progressive Democrats understand what drives economic growth. It isn’t more government; its less. In his first nine months, President Trump has taken a machete to the Obama era’s rules and regulations that have been choking American businesses like parasitic vines. In fact, a recent analysis by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a libertarian think tank, found that **Trump is deregulating the economy at a pace no other president ever has.**

    “According to CEI, Trump’s has reduced the Federal Register’s page count by an impressive 32 percent compared to President Obama at this time last year. This put him on course to beat President Reagan’s record of a “one-third reduction in Federal Register pages following Jimmy Carter’s then-record Federal Register.” But that reduction took Reagan years to accomplish. Trump has been in office nine months. “So, by this metric, Trump is moving much faster” already making him the “least-regulatory president since Reagan.” There is little doubt that he will exceed Reagan’s record becoming the least regulatory president **period**.

    Between Inauguration Day and May, the Trump administration issued just 15 new major regulations, by far the most dramatic reduction in regulatory output in history. In July, the administration announced that Trump’s Cabinet secretaries had surpassed the two for one rule and actually **eliminated 16 old regulations for every new one**.

    In a September speech to manufacturers, the president credibly stated, “We have taken unprecedented steps to remove job-killing regulations that sap the energy, creativity and dynamism from our country. We are cutting regulations at a pace that has never even been thought of before.” ”

    Great stuff!!!

        • Ronbo says:

          I know the economy is doing good without looking at the official stats – I figured this out Saturday at the grocery store – The prices on average were 5% higher than the week before – which means people have more money to spend at the store because new jobs are hiring — so “To get their beaks wet” as the Mafia would say, the food sellers raise their prices…ditto across the board.

          Likewise when the economy is doing poorly – the grocery stores cut prices and have more sales going. For example, three years ago at the high tide of the Obama Regime bad economy – job loss – hours cut – 10% unemployment rate – my grocery store – Target – gave out generous discount coupons at the cashier. Today these coupons have almost disappeared.

          A rising tide raises all boats – and profits…such is capitalism – Invented in Britain in the late 18th century – sharpened to perfection by America in the 19th century – that requires only that the government get the hell out of the way of the businessman for maximum profits and maximum wealth for everyone (to include the government in higher tax revenues) – and encourages the inventors to build a better mouse trap.

          This is how progress is made!

  16. KG says:

    The fruits of “diversity” in Australia:
    ‘Sudanese youth as young as 10 have committed 400 per cent more violent burglaries in just three years in Victoria. A Liberal MP has released the terrifying statistics and called for deportations. ‘

    • Pascal says:

      Ah, grooming of a different sort w.r.t “migrants.” Could it be that the grooming is coming from your native Leftist Sinister politicians and bureaucrats?

      Nah, they’re dreadfully afraid of blow-back from non-Sinister citizens and would never foster such behavior. Would they?

  17. Pascal says:

    News Vans Blown Up

    Have you missed this story too?

    • Michael in Nelson says:

      I don’t know Pascal, it could be that the media got wind of the planned demonstration via social networking. I would venture that those who are paying for the protests have given orders to not harass the reporters and their equipment. With only a couple of exceptions they have been given a pass by the minions.

      • Pascal says:

        Could be Michael. Yet, media mavens, aware that such stories garner great public interest, would surely be willing to sacrifice their minions.

        As for orders, by the producers, given to anarchists have a tendency to produce the opposite result. They may try but can’t always succeed at guessing when reverse psychology will work for or against them.

        You know the Left Sinister has always had their Trotskyites. All it takes is for a single one to awaken to how he’s been used without recognition, and BOOM!

  18. Michael in Nelson says:

    So Lois Lerner and Paz don’t want their testimony made public because they are afraid of death threats. They are probably right but not from anyone connected with those they screwed over, rather they need to fear those they covered up for and took directions from.

    • Darin says:

      I personally can think of a place where they will be safe,federal prison.Orange is the new black after all.

  19. Pascal says:

    You’d think the stink would’ve clued them. But nooooo.

    In short, the “scientists” preferred by proponents of wet-lands-to-save-the-planet have discovered (that somehow seems like the wrong word) that wet-lands are a major contributor of the worst green-house gas — methane.

    We’d LMAO more if they were sealed in a room with their effluent. Eh?

    • Michael in Nelson says:

      FFS!! These idiots have never heard of ‘swamp gas’?

      • Darin says:

        There was one group of “scientists” that couldn’t figure out why the co2 level was variable and cyclical between spring and fall

    • Michael in Nelson says:

      Ok, so I actually went and read the article. The authors are well aware of ‘swamp gas’ and that the methane is produced by bacteria. What is new is they found the bacteria (at least this species) was found from the deep sediments (an anaerobic environment) all the way to the soil surface. This is important because it was previously thought that the methane producing bacteria could not survive in an oxygen rich environment. The finding indicates that the natural production of methane may be much greater that assumed by models.

  20. Darin says:

    Te-Co workholding factory tour-

    They make the little bits and pieces that hold the bigger bits and pieces in the machines that make everything

  21. KG says:

    And if you notice the idiot exhibitionist, you’re a pervert! :evil:

    • Michael in Nelson says:

      Got it in one KG. Now the question no one on the Left wants to answer is ‘Where do you draw the line?” When does modesty cross over into flaunting? Victoria’s Secret makes its fortune by making women sexualised. And men are not supposed to notice? It has gotten to the point where many young women believe that, if a man is not a woman’s sexual partner, he commits sexual harassment if he so much as says she looks good in what she is wearing.

      • KG says:

        Exactly, Michael. The sad part is, a whole lot of perfectly normal women are going to pay the price for this insanity. It has to be up to women to speak out against it and insist that flirting and responses to flirting ARE NOT “sexual harassment”, merely part of the age-old and essential human mating dance.

  22. KG says:

    These unelected assholes need to be dealt with. Kinetically. :evil:
    “John Marshall Has Made His Decision, Now Let Him Enforce It.”
    Andrew Jackson.
    ‘A California federal judge permanently blocked on Monday President Donald Trump’s executive order to withhold federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities.’

  23. Lara says:

    Our new PM is a complete embarrassment. I cannot get over it. We swapped an experienced, capable PM for a virtue signalling ninny with no depth whatsoever (or more correctly, Winston did). She is cringe-worthy. I can’t see her lasting long in the role. Why doesn’t someone in the Labour ranks frigging tell her to pull her head in? What a trainwreck. We have an empty airhead PM, but hey, that’s MMP..

    • KG says:

      I don’t believe this is a legitimate government Lara, but they could at least behave with some bloody decorum and restraint until they get the hang of things.
      “virtue signalling ninny”…. :mrgreen:

  24. Lara says:

    I agree KG, they are not a legitimate government, it’s just stupid MMP that has allowed them into power. If they ever get the hang of things; a complete mess so far, even the MSM are picking up on it…sigh, three long years ahead, hopefully less.
    National were far from perfect but at least they had some common sense and ability!

    • Michael in Nelson says:

      I had no hope this government would be able to function on a rational level. Like I first thought “OH SHIT!”

  25. KG says:

    New Zealand justice #427
    If at first you can’t convict, try and try again….
    ‘Crown seeking third trial of Malcolm Rewa’
    Apparently the fact that he’s a lowlife piece of crap justifies trashing those tenets of justice that are supposed to protect us all from a tyrannical State. This isn’t the first time this has happened in NZ.
    Why not simply try him by social media and save a great deal of money and time? :evil:

    • Pascal says:

      Why not? Because the ruling class can’t abide anyone defeating justice as they view it ought to be. They enjoy the in-your-face-subjects far more than they should dare. They must believe that Ceausescu’s fate could never be theirs. Well, them being the godless ones, perhaps they should not be laughing so heartily.

        • Pascal says:

          Oh cool. Wretchard has offered us an explanation for our agreed upon attitude KG.

          The End of Prestige

          The only alternative to physical control, as 19th century Europeans found, was bluff, or prestige as it was then called. Prestige made it possible for a few to govern numerous (and often violent) subjects.

          Prestige was almost entirely psychological, based on instilling a genuine respect and admiration among the ruled.

          Respect and admiration of our rulers. [fitting but unseemly exuberant laughter redacted]

  26. Pascal says:

    More Moores in the news.

    The incumbent Dem Congressor allegedly bribed a primary opponent, Willie Moore, to drop out of the race.

    More Moores please!

    • Darin says:

      And seeing as how Moore is black,well shouldn’t there be a racial component to this story????

    • Darin says:

      Yup,all the usual suspects,mostly those with zero intestinal fortitude.My rebuttal to all their claims was -“please explain in a hundred words or less why Hillary is a better choice”

      Never did get an answer.

  27. Darin says:

    PJW: Creepy Uncle Joe-

  28. KG says:

    NZ “justice”. Again.
    ‘…Bonnar and Perry’s lawyer Todd Simmonds had been able to blend Maori law into a court of law for a successful defence, Dennis said.’

    If that doesn’t raise a big red flag then I don’t know what will!

  29. Darin says:

    New video of North Korean soldier defecting the hard way-

    What a run,hope the poor bastard makes it.

  30. KG says:

    ‘A SECRET document, which remained locked away for 30 years, advised the British Government to COVER-UP the realities of EU membership so that by the time the public realised what was happening it would be too late.
    Almost all of the shocking predictions – from the loss of British sovereignty, to monetary union and the over-arching powers of European courts – have come true.
    But damningly for Tory Prime Minister Edward Heath, and all those who kept quiet about the findings in the early 70s, the document, known as FCO30/1048, was locked away under Official Secrets Act rules for almost five decades.
    The classified paper, dated April 1971, suggested the Government should keep the British public in the dark about what EEC membership means predicting that it would take 30 years for voters to realise what was happening by which time it would be too late to leave….’
    Why aren’t these bastards dangling from street lights?

    • Darin says:

      “Why aren’t these bastards dangling from street lights?”

      Lord willing there is still time and I fervently hope there are enough people left who are sick of being dictated to and they finally react with righteous wrath.

  31. Darin says:

    Wranglerstar attends Clint Smith’s Thunder Ranch precision shooting school.They aren’t learning to hunt Deer

    Clint Smith-“I carry a gun,because a cop is too heavy”

  32. Darin says:

    Greta Van Fleet-Highway Tune

    Wait,a young actual rock band,no formulated hip-hop crap rock,no lip syncing,an actual Vocalist as lead,with elements of Southern Rock? There might be hope for this generation yet. :shock: