Moi, bigNo?

Which also applies to everything mine—and if you are paying for my services, they are still MY services. Think about it (I can wait).

And now, ‘thought fodder’ of the day:

Johns, who identified herself as a disabled veteran, said she was removed from the flight not because of her mask, but because she is Black.

“I am an abolitionist,” Johns told the Miami TV station. “I believe that we need to defund and abolish the police.”

All good clean fun (for her) but despite having paid to be transported from Point A to Point B safely and comfortably … she was still in someone else’s place. No? (I think a truly significant degree of selective cowardice was involved too)(discretion?).

Some folks make their point only when safe to do so.

Thus proving that they aren’t totally stupid, no matter how  ill-mannered. And the quote above is from:  CLICK HERE


ISLAMIC CAT (improvising)

dodo medodo me            dodo me     dodo me                    dodo me      dodo me              dodo me  dodo me          dodo me dodo me    dodo me

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Screen Shot 2020-06-18 at 11.12.42A quick scamper through some of the literature (blogs, this time) made me ponder again an old conundrum of English languages and ‘spiritual’ thought and such literatures—

  • If a vampire gets up before sunset
  • does he suffer from
  • premature edraculation?

Hey, don’t glare at me, I just live here~!

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often says things I wish I’d said myself.

God She and I are on the same page in so many respects—but:

  • she is a devout Christian, and
  • I am a rather devout Atheist*.

Be that as it may, she says—

“Far from New Zealand being excluded from  the Chinese government’s well-known trademark bullying and intimidation,  such as its rapid and unnecessary arms buildup;  its aggression against its neighbours in the South China Sea;  and its penetration into other oceans and continents in which it has no legitimate purpose or presence”,  it is clear that we are now very much part of its targeted campaign to gain as much control as possible of the strategic resources of other countries.  This has escalated  particularly now under Xi Jinping,  regarded as ruthless as Mao Tse Tung with his increasingly dictatorial and increasingly repressive demands on the Chinese population.”

Sourced:  CLICK HERE

Bingo, Ma’am!

And furthermore: spot on~!

dodo me

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* Which doesn’t worry me a whit, but I think it troubles her.


Screen Shot 2020-07-22 at 19.14.16ELECTED DICTATORSHIP?

Some folks are proud of their ‘democracy’.

Others just go along with the joke* .

“The non-disclosure agreement rejected by Invercargill city councillor … would not hinder public debate on any proposals put forward for publicly owned assets …”

… was asked by council staff to sign a non-disclosure agreement after he was one of two councillors chosen to represent the council on a … oversight group, whose tasks included overseeing options for the future use of … “

So:  what is a ‘democracy’?

Is it where folks vote on matters of concern, especially with respect to their expenditures? Or—

—is it where The People elect their dictators from a limited pool of The Ambitious?

If you are wondering what the old dog is on about this time please don’t fret—just ignore him, pop along to your nearest polling booth and go vote. You deserve what you get.

Moi, big

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* Mac’s onboard dictionary defines a joke as “a trick played on someone for fun“. (The sad part is when someone takes it seriously.)

Quote above from:  CLICK HERE

Women’s lip?

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“New Zealand had a long way to go with how it viewed women, she said.”

—from an article on a kiwi female politician, departing.

For myself, mostly I have no problem viewing women, or hearing them (heck, I even married one).

They are, let’s face it, almost the same as people

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HEY! Don’t you—

—dare growl at me!

Screen Shot 2020-07-25 at 20.09.23I just pass this stuff along. Go growl at them; to growl at me is like (say) me biting the postperson delivering my plastic-chewbone-of-the week.

So, for what it may be worth, try this on for a nibble (Miss Greta, are you following?)


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And in the meantime, aren’t walruses closer to extinction now that Gertie Thunderbutt’s bears are NOT extincting? (I mean, all them cute cuddly little bears gotta eat somebody, no?


I really don’t give a damn!

You’ve made your point with the credulous gullibles but I prefer people to practise what they preach—only when you make your own garments out of chewed sealskin rather than synthetics, or eat things you have killed yourself with stone-age weapons, or planted your own crops without benefit of man-made tools, seeds, machineries, fuels, or sciences … then, and only then, Madame, will I hear you as one who actually practises what she preaches.

It ain’t gonna happen … and ponder the below, if you can:

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dodo me                dodo me                      dodo medodo me

dodo me                     dodo medodo me          dodo me        dodo me                


voice for God, or

a call to further fund the ultimately cunning? Hey, don’t ask me, go ask your “let’s bend over backwards to accommodate” PC folks. (And yes, I would indeed be happy to explain — ask, and ye shall receive.)

Your quote:


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The Echo of “Allahu Akbar”Muslim Calls to Prayers Get a Mixed Reception in Germany

A growing number of mosques in Germany are seeking permission to conduct calls to prayer over loudspeakers. Residents and critics in some cities are pushing back.
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If indeed anywhere in the ‘west’ (before these invaders were imported) we had ‘noise control’ laws … why do we relax then now to accommodate the vicious? 
Incomers should adapt themselves to US (to we, the natives) — or get the hell out, back to the slime-pit religious dictatorships they are “fleeing”.
Again, I see it—and am calling it—as an invasion. Would anybody disagree?

FOR THE ARK, a few


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Above taken on a walk. The wind-farm is forty kilometres away. The hills beyond, I’m not sure.

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Just like anywhere, a field. Southern hemisphere here too, ya know; almost exactly halfway twixt pole and ‘quator.

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In Yarrow St in Invergiggle. The Southland Institute of Technology, some of its student accommodation.

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In Don Street. Law Courts are just beyond the whimsy, slope of the handle set to local latitude and the brolly part is a star map of when the thing was dedicated.

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Currently (or was?) owned by the Sallie Army as accommodation for some of the needy of Invercargill.

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A residential street near Queens Park. I took a wee series of this snaps once, trying to catch the seasonal changes. In the end I did’t really get what I was after, so kept just the above.

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Just a tiny part of a ‘Scottish’ festival/marching band competition. I love bagpipes, and when they were competing it was something else again … the olde Water Tower in the background; like everything else down here has been officially designated as ‘Earthquake Prone’. In vain I tried to point out the difference between ‘prone’ and ‘risk’ but the local Council knows its own mind. Tourists don’t mind, I guess. In all the years Spouse and I have lived here we’ve felt only one small tremor, so I guess it qualifies. The Council also closedf the Andersen Park Art Gallery for the same ‘reason’ … but I suspect they re trying to concentrate attention into the money-grubbing Central Business District. A half-hearted attempt was made after the Pyramid was closed (the Southland Museum, of course) to relocate that too to the CBD but now there;s talk of possibly maybe perhaps one day re-opening it. In the meantime there are still one or two tuataras  (prehistoric lizard things) there; one of which was scoffed by an intruding rat last week.

Here’s another of the Scottie Bandy thingie

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And none of these snaps have been edited beyond a little sharpening and cropping.

Below, one of our favourite quickie-coffee places before takeover—

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And after …

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To our taste, nowhere near as pleasant and now NOISEY! Sheesh, but hey, that’s progress (they tell us.) Convenient, though, and the folks very friendly and obliging. But we still go only in the quieter periods. (I suggested some form of carpeting, as before, but I think the racket actually dissuades lingerers)(certainly keep us out in busy periods)

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If these aren’t what you’d like, Ark, let me know. I (we) go to town and around often—and I just love taking snaps.