Friday, December 19, 2008

Lucia Friday night free for all

It's Friday, and it's that time of the late afternoon again to kick off the chat time. It seems most of us are running out of steam as we get closer to Christmas. The wind-down is in progress, and that certainly seems to be affecting NZ's Blog World as well. Either that, or I just like to hang out on the quieter fringes.

A commenter asked a couple of days ago if I was Polish. The short answer is yes, I am. The longer answer is I was born in NZ to two Polish parents, one of whom was in exile from Poland after WW2 and the other who was conceived the month Hitler invaded and was brought up in a Poland occupied by the Soviets. If you think I take a tough stance on some of the battles I fight here on NZ, I should introduce you to my relatives!

(Just joking, remaining anonymous is preferred at this point).

My main interest in blogging is exposing that which will bring down our civilisation (make no mistake, it IS going down) and trying to point those who are capable of seeing in the right direction. I know many people will not get me, and will scratch their heads at some of the things I argue (Peter Ellis for one), but never fear, all may be made clear over time. Or not.

When you're in doubt as to what my purpose really is, just think of this quote by a British historian who studies the Poles:
The role of women was crutial. It was Polish wives, mothers and grandmothers who guarded the traditions, provided the social infrastructure, comforted the activists, and told their menfolk where their duty lay. They even could take up arms themselves.

Pg 170, Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw by Norman Davies

13 comment(s):

Lucia Maria said...


Recent comments show a FNFFA from the beginning of this year.

I wonder what this comment will do.

Oswald Bastable said...

Probably all out shopping!

Lucia Maria said...

Hi Oswald!

Yeah, must be the shopping. It was mad today at the mall at lunchtime. The carpark was full and there were people everywhere! Things probably won't calm down until after Christmas.

And our recent comments are still broken ... At least you found us without them.

Psycho Milt said...

I just left you a comment on your post wondering whether you broke the comments, to let you know No Minister is also showing ancient comments - we must both be running a script at the same place to get the comments feed.

Barnsley Bill said...

Evening all. I just took a phone call from whaleoil thinking he was ringing me early saturday morning. have een aslepp for an hour and now very disappointed it is still friday night.

Oswald Bastable said...

The Warehouse was just the normal retail hell tonight, not the full-blown ninth level Pre-Christmas hell-hole of plastic.

Normally a trip there this close to the madness would have me climbing into the Gin Bottle on my return home!

ZenTiger said...

I'm always amazed at the number of people shopping during the day - especially today. Is no-one at work?

I know several people on leave from next week, but looks like the holiday season is finally kicking in.

Christmas Tree goes up tomorrow, better late than never.

Barnsley Bill said...

traffic was hell in kerikeri today, i had to park three shops awy from where I wanted to go. had to walk 50 yards... Bloody holiday makers. Bah humbug.

scrubone said...

Maybe you should move to Auckland, BB - I've 50 yards is probably three times the walking (well, outside) that I've done all day.

scrubone said...

Zen: well, there's only so much shopping you can do from your desk at work, you do have to go out to get some stuff.

KG said...

Note to self:
Christmas shopping.
1 pack of roofing nails.
5L diesel oil.
work socks
Zippo lighter fluid
black polythene for pond.
That should do it!
Good evening people.

ZenTiger said...

Of course you have to leave your desk to shop (internet shopping carts aside), and that is why employers unshackle their serfs at 5pm.

Although now, the left are all worried those evil bosses will just dismiss them summarily without notice to allow them time for Christmas shopping, and rehire them after New Years.


Greetings from York everyone.
Not as busy as other years but still busy.

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