Friday, July 10, 2009

How Do The Greens Stack Up?

Fairfacts Media sums up over at No Minister.

"Thus, you see how the Greens want to regulate, control, and more likely ban everything there is. Even for things that might not have connections to what most people consider environmental.
Hence, the Greens are the ultimate nannies, as shown in their promotion of the anti-smacking bill in New Zealand.
This is why they truly are the watermelon Party, green on the outside, red in the middle. They love socialism and marxism for their love of control. Greens seek to tax, regulate, control, not just big business business but people. Scratch a Greenie and you get the ultimate totalitarian. Ban flying, ban cars, ban large families. Ban smoking, but not if it is cannabis."

Read all of it HERE and at The FairFacts Media Show.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Isn't It Time ....

the sheeple saw the real agenda behind the Global Alarm Fest.

Watch the video.

And read about it here at 'Watts Up With That'.

The 'A' Team

Meg, Jessie, Ned, Ben, Pip & Gem.

Pip & Gem.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My Turn ...

When I used to chuck bunnies on the lawn for Jason, one of the locals got to know about it and would regularly cruise over to check what was on offer.

If he spotted Jason's left-overs, he would drop in for a feed.

Harrier Hawk.

Monday, July 6, 2009


In the mid '90's a friend of ours rang from Motueka to ask us if we wanted a big ginger cat. He told us that the cat, 'Jason Ginger', had been owned by an old lady up there who had gone into a home and Jason was now residing in a cattery.

The cattery had been trying to find a home for Jason but because of his age at four years, there were no takers; the cattery were thinking of putting him down.

We told Dave that yes, we would like the cat but getting him all the way down to Sheffield would probably pose too much of a problem ... wouldn't it?

Dave said, "If you want to have him, I'll get him down to you".

This was at the time when Ansett Airlines were running their very popular cat ad on TV and Dave being a very enthusiastic kind of chap and full of bright ideas, decided to give Air New Zealand a bell and make a proposition. He told ANZ that if they would fly Jason to Christchurch for nothing, he would get the story in the news papers. They agreed!

Jason duly arrived at Christchurch on a 737 and we brought him home.

The funniest thing I've seen in a long, long time was when we let Jace out of his cage in the kitchen, still drugged up to the eyeballs with his mandatory dose for flying on the airline, and our pet baby wallaby went hopping by. I can still see him sitting there watching the wallaby with a pissed look on his face. I imagined him thinking, "Wow! Look at the size of that mouse!"

Dave, true to his word, not only got the story of Jason's flight to freedom on the front page of the Nelson Mail but in the Press also.

The favourite winter spot.

The greatest excitment was when I shot a rabbit and chucked it out on the lawn.

Jason owned us for the next twelve years.

Unfortunately, for the last three years of his life Jason had diabetes and was on a very strict diet; no more bunnies, and I had to give him two insulin shots a day. At sixteen years old it all got too much for him and we had to put him down.

But I reckon he had a pretty good life, with his own pet humans and a farm to roam around.

Inspired by Gecko With Canon.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Just Thinkin

Yesterday would have been a good time for Barry to start drafting his 'Declaration Of Dependence'.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Winter '09

I talked to my brother in Fiji on Skype the other day. He was sitting in his office, dressed in his light, short-sleeved shirt, skiting about how warm it was. 30 deg he said, while we were in the house shivering by the fire with an outside temp of about 3 deg.

Woke up to snow this morning and decided to put some pickies on here to show big bro what it's actually like in the 'real world'!

Looking slightly south of Christchurch. Coalgate centre right.

Through the shoulder of the right hand goat is Springfield ... Torlesse Range behind.

Sou' West toward Whitecliffs.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Animated Knots by Grog

I am so impressed by this site, Animated Knots by Grog, I've put a permanent link to it on the sidebar.

Be sure to read 'The Grog Story' here.

Update: Found another great site for fishing, rigging and equestrian knots in 'Andy's World of Knots' at Marinews ... down the page a bit.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Horse Quotes

  • To err is human, to blame the horse is even more human.
  • A Horseman should know neither fear, nor anger.
  • The most wonderful thing about riding, is getting off and knowing you've both enjoyed it.
  • A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient horse walks in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you.
  • Care, and not fine stables, makes a good horse.
  • Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly!
  • The horse stopped with a jerk, and the jerk fell off.
  • When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.
  • I have seen things so beautiful, they have brought tears to my eyes. Yet, none of them can match the gracefulness and beauty of a horse running free.
  • The horse you get off is not the same as the horse you got on; it is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible the change is for the better.
  • All horses deserve - at least once in their lives - to be loved by a little girl.
  • If you take the time it takes, it will take less time.
  • Horse's need a strong leader, not a rough and tough leader
  • A poor craftsman blames his tools; A poor horseman blames his horse.
  • In tug-of-war, the dumber animal always wins.
  • Ask not what your horse can do for you - Ask what you can do for your horse.
  • A young trooper should have an old horse.
  • No one can teach riding so well as a horse.
More from Think Like A Horse .

Friday, June 26, 2009