Friday, October 24, 2008

ZenTiger Friday Night Free for All

This has been a fairly action packed week for me, with some major good news and some major not so good news. Working all night last night to meet a deadline paid off, and now I am tired and ready to cruise into the weekend.

I have just deleted about four paragraphs of very aggressive prose. It was over the silliness of this gay person asking John Key who he would betray his wife for..just the kind of sensible question I expect from a gay lobbyist I suppose. Normally, I would just shrug and say nothing, because making something of it is more than the incident deserved. Unfortunately, a quick flick through the paper reminded me of the Nia case, and the world seemed so much darker, thus my testy reaction.

There are just no words to describe the cruelty and inhuman actions that seems to be the case here with little Nia. Damn. Even after deleting those other paragraphs, this has still remained heavy. Maybe this is a Friday Night Unload this week? Feel free.

24 comment(s):

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Wondered where you'd all got to.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Where did they gat that fantastic grotesque picture of Hen Clark, dressed in white and looking like something out of a secure altzheimers unit?

homepaddock said...

Peters has named one of the charities NZ First donated to - the trust set up to help Susan Couch who was the only survivor of the RSA murders.

There's no doubting its a worthy cause but that doesn't cancel the party's debt to the tax payer, and by coincidence her lawyer is Brian Henry: http://homepaddock.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/peters-names-one-charity/

ZenTiger said...

Hi Adolf. How are things? What picture?

ZenTiger said...

Her lawyer is Brian Henry? Did that donation come with kickbacks to the lawyer? Molasses springs to mind.

I agree, charity work has nothing to do with tax obligations. And I think IRD would back me up on that. I'm puzzled as to why their awesome fraud detection and general harassment squad hasn't sprung into action.

Oswald Bastable said...

Smithers has not been ordered to release the hounds!

dad4justice said...

Good evening all, Adolf, I think Miss Klark likes the white straight jacket look. Mr Ed had better teeth than the vile witch. Oh that's better.Cheers all.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Evening everyone.
I think we are all giving everyone too much of a good thing with that Helen Clark pic.
The complaints are coming in already.
Now where can we get some more?
I wonder if Dear Leader is in North Auckland this weekend and I can get my camera out.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

What picture? This picture.

http://nominister.blogspot.com/2008/10/stop-press-clark-diagnosed-altzheimers.html

Sorry I can't cut and paste the actual apparition into your comments thingy

ZenTiger said...

Yes, I'm with you now. Have finally caught up with my look around the blogs.

Sean said...

With the Maori Party all but committing to Labour this week, I am becoming quite nervous about the upcoming election. The Greens and Jim of course are always with Labour and Key has ruled out NZF. Sooo all thats left are <2% ACT and UF, and a overhang in favour of Labour which may leave one nasty hangover on Sunday 9-Nov. Even Key can see how this campaign is turning and is now warning of a 5-headed monster. Clever analogy actually, people will remember it as it brings out fear (normally a tactic of the left). But is the unthinkable now plausible - a 4th term for Helen?

mojo said...

& obviously your look around the blogs has raised your spirits ... so no longer despair/despondency .. it's all to do with education Zen ... an effective system provides an alternative, gives knowledge to be able to live that alternative and the perception to be able to value it... & then spin dryers are seen to be for drying clothes.
I too despair of it all... in fact it is thru' years of association with the 'helping professions' that has bred an awful awareness of mans' inhumanity to man & that the most dangerous (in many instances) are the 'well intentioned.'

Good evening everyone ... long weekend ... short week next week all is good.

ZenTiger said...

Indeed. I have never been confident of a National victory. The left in New Zealand have cultivated a fine flock of sheeple.

If Labour did win, then the "time for a change slogan would well and truly be heart felt by the next election. And one hopes it could encourage National to develop their arguments beyond the "me too" emptiness we have seen of late.

Gooner said...

I'm with you Zen. As much as I would choke at the thought of a five-headed monster from the trenches out of the far left, I see it is a 50/50 chance and always have.

The problem I see is that people have seen National way ahead for months/years and have assumed this is over. People have not developed their thinking at all to think about forming governments rather than winning elections under MMP. If Clark could cobble together a gummint with less party vote than National then people would be pissed off for about 18 months but by 2011 it would virtually be forgotten.

Lucyna Maria said...

Hi All!

I'm just totally horrified by what I've been hearing on the radio in regards to little Nia's murder. Those tormentors of hers basically tortured her to death. If those psychopaths are not put away for the rest of their natural lives, then there's something very, very wrong. It wasn't like oops, we accidentally kicked her as we were walking past and now she's dead, or a fit of anger - they tortured her for fun. It's truly horrible.

mojo said...

It may indeed happen Gooner ... but the 'pissed offedness' would (& will) endure considerably longer than that ... the cumulative loss of personal freedoms will see to that ...representative democracy, is but a 'virtual democracy,' ... eeeeee

ZenTiger said...

Good evening Mojo. You are no doubt correct, but I still struggle to comprehend the basic lack of empathy. Were these people treated so bad, that nothing seems cruel and inhuman?

Still, my spirits are somewhat revived and I no doubt that means the weekly tradition of the infliction of the pun in the Friday thread cannot be far off...

...fair warning has been given.

Sean said...

"If Labour did win, then the "time for a change slogan would well and truly be heart felt by the next election."

Come on Zen, that's what the right were saying in 2005. Can't keep falling back on that for comfort.

I've been thinking it just had to be a right victory this time after all the corrupt practices by Labour and Helen in the past three years. Then again maybe I have just been reading too much Kiwiblog. Like Gooner said, the voting public have short memories.

Oswald Bastable said...

Short memories and like a certain bear,very small brains.

homepaddock said...

Lucyna - I agree it's depraved and I can't understand how anyone could do this to another living being - human or animal.

ZenTiger said...

A scientist doing a large experiment with liquid chemicals was trying to solve a problem when he fell in and became part of the solution.

mojo said...

Everyone has short memories Os, Muldoon 'worked the ism (hedon) beautifully,' childbirth relies on it, Rimutaka survives because of it ... & in fact, so short that our PM believes she can, if she says it often enough, reframe them ... as does Pita with his reworked indigenous history where the DPB is culturally consistent ... gotta work for the dole tho' unless you're an invalid ...

Oh dear ...

& Homepaddock, if you follow the Tony Vietch story you may gain some insights ... you reckon you are a farmer??

mojo said...

I fear Zen, that fisher & paykel have been forced off shore.

ZenTiger said...

Even Kiwi made isn't made here anymore.

Having hunted down and captured every large fridge in the country to the brink of extinction, there was nothing left for it, but to head off shore and seek other native habitats where the fridge and washing machine still roam free.

This is the problem you get when areas are so severely depleted, that there is no possibility the numbers will recover.

I understand the amount of processed beef and lamb in the wild has also fallen, and we'll be hard pressed to round up all but a few stray chops.

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