Wednesday, May 30, 2007


my friend matty has a new blog...check it out.

p.s: Ive quit my job...two more weeks to go. No i dont have new one
Am i stressed. yess

Qantas woes!

Qantas has recently been voted the worst airline on a suvery from subscribers to consumer magazine choice, I am a fan of Qantas personally although have not done any long haul flights with them.

Not suprisingly Jetstar was deemed to be the worst Australian domestic airline.

I personally have never flown Singapore Airlines but have only ever heard good things, and I certainly prefer Qantas over Air New Zealand - at least you actually get stuff on domestic flights. In NZ the Qantas planes certainly have more room than Air NZ.

When travelling internally in Australia, often on flights that take longer than NZ - Australia Qantas is my preferred airline because you do get free food and drink, and roomy. I would not fly Jetstar because it is a "cheap" airline, and the same with Virgin Blue and whilst service is good when it comes to personal space that is not in the equation. This is also the same reason I would not fly Freedon or Virgin Trans-Tasman, it may be only 3 and a bit hours but some comfort is always nice.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Two for the price of one,

Check this out! mmmm need to save money, dont have long until youre up there in the skies, when youre longer with us,....need new furniture well these guys may have your answer....

p/s: i wonder how much profit they make each year??

Sunday, May 27, 2007

It Makes You Think

The slogan for Vic is "it makes you think", and this is a fantastic slogan and particularly applicable to the papers I have taken this semester.

I am currently writing an essay due on Friday (as well as having another due on 8 June and two tests this week!), where I must critically discuss the claim that there is nothing morally objectionable about rape. This really does make you think, because while I do not approve of rape in shape or form, the question of whether it is an embedded sexual desire for a person to need to feel power when partaking in intercourse, and they just need to learn to control it or whether it is not a sexual desire at all is interesting.

My shorter essay due on the 8th will be examining the claim that the existence of people who cross the borders of gender and sex provide support for the view that sexuality is invented - another question which is making me think.

This is really just to make people think as well and if you are at Vic and have the chance to take Pols/Phil269 Phil 369 - sex and sexuality - then I strongly recommend it. I have struggled a bit as most of the class are phil students who can think well and truly beyond the box where I have limits but I have thoroughly enjoyed the class, the lecturer is great and the guest speakers.

Landslide Victory for the Nats

Or so it would be if an election had been held today, not only were National soaring above Labour in the One News poll, Key was also beating Helen by about 10 points.

Economic Confidence is down as well and it looks fairly certain that NZers are wanting a change in Government and leader, although this is not entirely suprising considering Labour are in their third term.

It is interesting watching the polls for the first time with no bias towards the Labour Party - felt strangely odd to have a little voice inside my head on seeing the polls cheering, although I still remain PARTYless - politically at least.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Calling all Fat Freddy's Fans (this is actually serious)

Ok, so I know I'm not supposed to be blogging but desperate times call for desperate measures.

A few days ago I found out that Fat Freddy's Drop are performing in Auckland on the 1st & 2nd June. I have never been to one of their gigs before because they always seem to do them in bloody Wellington. And I wasn't a fan until they became cool and hard to get tickets for. I am the least groupie like person ever and they are probably the only band I would EVER pay to see.

But alas, the tickets have sold out. I don't know what to do. If anyone has ticket hook ups, let me know. I will love you forever. I will give you money. Help a girl in her time of need.

Email me.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

A Horse of a Different Colour

Before the rumours start to fly, yes I resigned from the Labour Party this morning.

I have loved my time in the Party, I have been able to campaign on issues that I feel are important, have protested showing publicly my support or dislike for particular legislation that is being proposed, I have made some fantastic friends, I have been welcomed into the various sectors and branches and held executive positions. I thank the Labour Party and its members for allowing such experiences and being supportive of me. I wish you the best and no doubt many of us will remain in contact.

Young Labour is still extremely passionate and has a promising future, I no longer have that passion or share that future and that is why I have left. I also do not align myself with some of the ideals and policy of the Labour Party and Government. I do not wish to elaborate on this any further in this public realm, my friends and acquaintances can talk to me in person.

It has not been as easy decision, and I have had so many lovely comments from people thanking me that I actually cried before but I know I have done what I had to do for me. And I currently feel almost empty without a membership to a political party but I am currently leaning towards one in particular and will do a bit more thinking and then most likely sign up.

I do feel sad that I was once such a passionate member and really felt that the Labour Party were the party who should govern New Zealand, maybe I was just an idealistic teenager but I do want to loose my political enthusiasm and to an extent am proud of myself for having the courage to realise that I could leave and it does not make me a bad person.

I look forward to political debates to follow and to some of my friends and my more than friends while I love you dearly we most likely will argue alot more now when it comes to politics.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Go Away!

For someone who left New Zealand to stay out of the limelight she is doing a bloody terrible job.

Her out of court settlement with ACP Media for AUS$225,000 is currenlty making headlines after she sued them for defemation after the Australian Woman's Day published an article about her divorce in 2001.

Charlotte is now a judge on Australia's Next Top Model and host's Charlotte's Lists which screens on Prime. So much for staying out of the spotlight, but I guess when you keep working within the media industry you are going to get that "celebrity" status and the spotlight she so desperately fears.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Nandor for PM

Red Rasputin is campaigning for Nandor Tanczos for next Prime Minister. They have forgot to mention.

1. He is not Helen Clark.

An end to a decades frustration for the Senators

Thanks to Daniel Alfreddson overtime goal, the Ottawa senators are going to the Stanley cup Finals...., on the western conference front it is a possibility that the Ducks will get in if they win tuesdays nights game!....... im just happy that the Senators got in.


Do all alcoholic drinks now ask us patrons to drink responsibly as i found on a Barrell 51 can last night?

Monday, May 21, 2007

When Suzie comes to visit...

I think that this hilarious, yet also so true. I am sure many women would react in exactly the same way should they open their sanitary items to be greeted by such a message.

Libra print facts on the back of theirs.

Attention: James Thatcher, Brand Manager Proctor & Gamble Feminine Hygiene Division

Dear Mr. Thatcher,
I have been a loyal user of your Always maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core (tm) or Dri-Weave(tm) absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts. But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.

Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? Ever suffered from 'the curse'? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my 'time of the month' is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through me. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call 'an inbred hillbilly with knife skills.' Isn't the human body amazing?

As Brand Manager of Proctor & Gamble's Feminine Hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customers' monthly visits from 'Aunt Flo'. Therefore, you must be well aware of the bloating, puffiness, and out-of-control behaviour. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women. In fact, only last week, my friend Jennifer fought the violent urge to shove her boyfriend's testicles into a George Foreman Grill just because he told her he thought Grey's Anatomy was written by drunken chimps.

Crazy! The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants ... Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words:

'Have a Happy Period.'
Are you f**king kidding me?

What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness ~ actual smiling, laughing, happiness ~ is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak-girl, there will never be anything 'happy' about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Walmart armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you just have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like 'Put Down the Hammer' or 'Vehicular Manslaughter Is Wrong', or are you just picking on us? Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, as I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flexi-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending bullsh*t.

And that's a promise I will keep ....Always.

Best Regards,
Wendi Aarons Austin, Texas

Qantas Media Awards

The Qantas Media Awards were held in Wellington on Friday night and the winners were:
  • Qantas Fellow to Wolfson College, Cambridge: David Fisher, the Herald on Sunday.
  • New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Journalism Award: Reuben Schwarz, The Dominion Post.
  • Print Industry Award for Outstanding Achievement: Ian Templeton.
  • Senior reporter overall winner: David Fisher, the Herald on Sunday.
  • Junior reporter overall winner: Catherine Woulfe, the Herald on Sunday.
  • Senior newspaper feature writer overall winner: Deidre Mussen, Sunday Star-Times.
  • Junior newspaper feature writer overall winner: Jared Morgan, The Southland Times.
  • Magazine feature writer senior overall winner: Mike White, North & South.
  • Magazine feature writer junior overall winner: Amanda Cameron, New Zealand Doctor.
  • Photography Canon New Zealand awards, Senior Portfolio of Six Pictures winner: Peter Meecham, The Press.
  • Best Single Picture winner: Stacy Squires, The Press - WWII veteran on death bed.
  • Junior Portfolio of Six Pictures winner: Wayne Drought, NZPA.
  • Best Single Picture by a Junior winner: Wayne Drought, NZPA - Man bleeding.
  • Newspaper Front Page winner: Bay of Plenty Times.
  • Newspaper of the Year winner: The Press.
  • Daily Newspaper over 25,000 circulation winner: The Press.
  • Daily Newspaper up to 25,000 circulation winner: The Marlborough Express.
  • Weekly Newspaper winner: Sunday Star-Times.
  • Suburban or Community Newspaper winner: Saturday Express.
  • News Website Winner:

I am pleased Mike White won Magazine Feature Writer of the Year, his stories are always insightful and he writes with a style that is easy to read.

Also worthy of mention is North and South won Best Magzine Cover, and freelance illustrator Anna Crichton won Best Editorial Grpahics for an illustration published in Metro Magazine.

NB On a different note the links to other blogs will be back up and running sometime this week, Pam is going to fix it as I have no ideas how to.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

It all started in 1892...

Its that time again..... aka stanley cup where we are now in our conference finals... in the western conference we have Detroit Red Wings vs San Jose Sharks and in the Eastern conference we have Buffalo Sabres and the Ottawa Sentators.... i for one am cheering for the Senators.!!!

Gordon Copeland

Gordon Copeland has left United Future in protest at the repeal of Section 59. The picture would indicate that the "scary" youth protestors may have contributed.

He will be re-forming the Future New Zealand Party with Larry Baldock, a gentleman who I have also confronted over the Repeal of Section 59. It is ironic that Copeland did not vote on this bill which is the reason why he is leaving.

Copeland is well-known to be devoutly Christian, and fellow United Future Christian MP Judt Turner was notably upset at his departure, almost in tears whilst speaking to journalists.

Copeland has stated that he will accept the budget that is announced today, but can not guarantee that support for the 2008 budget.

Is it true?

I have heard that apparently the infamous Professor Margaret Clark is the mother of Michael Galvin aka Chris Warner on Shortland Street. Is this true?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Farewell my Friend

It was with great excitment I accepted Pam's invitation to be a blogger on Red Confectionery after the Labour Party Conference last year.

I was filled with great sadness this morning when she informed me that she would not be continuing to blog, and it is an honour that she has allowed me the privilege to continue Red Confectionery and keep the political and social commentary alive - there is plenty of more advice to be given and no doubt alot more politics with elections next year.

Pam, I am sorry that you leave us but I wish you all the best, and our fun times are not over, you are not just a co-blogger but a very dear friend and I will miss reading your thoughts, yes I often knew how you were without actually talking. All the best for the non-blogging world, you of course will always be welcome to come back and be a "guest" should you wish.

Viva Forever, You will be missed by both me, the other Red Confec bloggers and no doubt our readers.

Love you gorgeous

200 Posts, 2 threats to life, and many scandals

It's time for me to stop blogging. Terminé, finished, done.

Let me list my reasons:

1. Blogging is a way for anonymous commenters/AKA trolls to get away with things that would earn them a bitch slap in real life. (If any of them want to meet with me... the pleasure is mine...)

2. Blogging is not a good representation of the real world.

3. Blogging is dominated by right wingers, because lefties are in touch with the real world. (haha)

4. Although it's convenient for short conversation, it unsettles me when I'm catching up with one of my friends to have them already know exactly how I am.

5. I'm unsure as to why people are interested in what I write. Is it because of the occassional photo or the occassional insightful comment? I will never know...

6. There are certain IP addresses I'd like to block, but can't.

7. Blogging provides some kind of sick satisfaction to my stalkers, who really need to let go AND GET A FRIGGIN LIFE. Seriously. (I hear Kidsline/Youthline/Lifeline are all really really good. Or maybe the I'm-a-sick-fuck-can-you-turn-me-in-to-the-police hotline is a better option)

8. I have a life.

9. Being the (sometimes) sufferer of garbage in typed form, I'd rather say things out loud and off the record than online and on the record.

10. There is so much more to communication than words; I prefer face to face dialogue.

11. There is a degree of vulnerability when you put things on the net. And at times I have felt unsafe.

12. Rodney Hide blogs.

13. Most people will agree that I am a nice person. However, the only time I have been the victim of personal attacks has been in politics and on the internet. I have also made personal attacks myself on the net, which is something I'd rather not do. (Maybe blogging makes it easier) I don't have time for that shite.

14. This blogging thing is really narcissistic.

15. Unforunately, most people know that real name is not in fact, Pamziewamzie.

16. Sitting down makes my bum fall asleep. :)

Good enough reasons? I think so. In all fairness, I have made a few friends in unexpected places, which is cool. And I have nothing against people who do choose to put their thoughts up; I just don't think it's for me.

I would adopt a pseudonym, but don't think I'm discreet enough to keep it on the d-low. As some of you will know. And I've been told my writing style is pretty recognisable.

Be well, la lucha continua, stay red.

Love Pam.

P.S. Comments are welcome at

Bain on Bail

One can not help but notice the serious change in appearance of David Bain. He has gone from being a geeky boy to a rather mature and well presented man.
I felt a bit sorry for him yesterday when he emerged from the Christchurch High Court to be surrounded by the media, according to the news last night it was the largest pack of medica the court has ever had.
Bain is currently on bail while it is assessed if he will go to re-trial or not. Some conditions of his bail are that he must live with Joe Karam at his home in Te Kauwhata and he is not permitted to travel to the South Island at request of the Bain family.
Bain asked if he would be allowed to have a job which the judge agreed to, stating that Bain is entitled to have as a normal life as possible while out on bail. With Te Kauwhata a fairly small town many are welcoming Bain into their community, and he could possibly find work there. If he is prepared commute Auckland is only 45 minutes away.
For me the only thing that forms some doubt of his innocence is that forensics have shown that the way that Robin Bain was shot it was impossible for him to have shot himself, and so therefore that means someone had to have committed these murders, whether it was David or someone else needs to be considered.
He is however guilty of committing crimes against fashion, those jumpers were terrible, although I am sure they kept him warm.
It is going to be an interesting case to watch, especially if it goes to re-trial where the appeal process could go on again and this case could end up in the Supreme Court of New Zealand.

Silver Ferns Beaten... Again

The Silver Ferns have just been beaten by Australia.

This is their second loss in two days, going down 47-50 against the Aussies, they lost to England for the fisrt time in 32 years two days ago.

The Ferns appear to be having problems getting the ball to their shooters, although if they are having issues with feeding then the defence will pick up on this and use it, especially as defence to the fern shooters is always tight as when Irene gets the ball she nearly always gets it in, so by limiting the amount of ball she gets will limit the Ferns goal scoring.

Alot of work needs to be done before the next game and definitely before the World Cup.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Going the Distance

To continue on with the advice the Red Confec girls have been dishing out regarding girls, boys and relationships, here is some advice for anyone doing or contemplating long distance (NB this is not aimed at anyone in particular DPF).

Evaluate Motivation
There's no point in going down the long-distance path if one person is lukewarm about the commitment. Early in the relationship you both need to answer the question: "Do I want to commit to this person long term?" If it's not a clear yes, then get out.

Establish some Guidelines
Once you know about each other's commitment level, establish some rules for contact. Be specific and look to create boundaries around the frequency, time and type of contact. Consider phone calls, emails, texts, leter, face-to-face visits, late night calls etc.

Delay the Sex
Sounds bad, but if it has been while since you've seen your partner in person, allow time to reacquaint yourself again before you get physical (go out for coffee, bruch, dinner, a walk or a drive)

Deal with Issues Immediately
With distance putting extra strain on and limiting your communication, you need to recognise and work through any issues immediately. Don't wait to 'bring it up next time' - it will eat you up and jeopardise your relationship.

Be Transparent
Physical Distance can make misinterpretation more common so return phone calls and text as soon as you can. Make sure all communication is easy to understand - the language in texts and emails can be easily misunderstood. If the message that you're sending brings your partner close, you're doing it right.

Have an End Point
Not to the relationship, but to the distance. It's important for both of you to know a definite date in the future when the long-distance aspect of your relationship will end, and you can be together full time. Someone will need to be prepared to move. If neither of you can compromise on this point, you're finished.

As per all our advice, we are not professionals but we do have personal experience in relationships, and as always find what is right for you and your partner as every couple has different wants and needs and connections.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Key pushed Clark

In the recent TV 3 Poll John Key is ahead of Helen Clark in the preferred Prime Minister Poll.

This was the first time since 1999 that anyone had beaten Helen in the preferred Prime Minister rankings with the TNS Poll.

National were also up in the polls while Labour was down.

I felt that John Key's agreement with Clark and Bradford on the smacking bill did him favours, and I think this poll could be an indicator of that. Furthermore the Nats have come out saying that do not deny climate change and Key has dropped the opposition to the Kyoto Protocol, no doubt something will help win him even more votes.

With a leader that seems to be fairly centre right, has a good head on his shoulders, has a family and is likeable to many people I think he has the potential to lead the National Party to victory so long as he does not stuff up.

After watching Sunday last night and seeing many "middle-class" NZers complaining that they were the ones who voted Labour in and so the problems they are faced with are because they voted for the wrong party, their could possibly be a swing of voters to National, seeing as they appear to be increasingly centre. I also think people who have centre politics may be more attracted to National than Labour at the current point in time.

It is going to be fun to watch the polls and the build up to next years elections.

Silver Ferns Beaten

The Silver Ferns were beaten 45-50 by England this morning in Manchester in the first match of the tri-series between Australia, England and New Zealand. This is not a good sign.

Ruth Aitken had said on television last night that she would not be experimenting in this series as they can not afford to be beaten in matches so close to the World Cup. No doubt that this is because it would be a blow to the team's self-esteem, and no doubt this win has England on a bit of a high.

Will be interesting to see how the Aussies do against England and then obviously in the trans-tasman clashes where the competitive streak is always strong and it is usually quite a physical match.

Friday, May 11, 2007

From Bush to Blair about Brown

George Bush has said that when Tony Blair goes he will miss him.

Bush states that Blair has kept his word, and therefore Bush holds him in high regard. Blair has been the strongest ally for the US in the Iraq war.

Bush also goes onto claim that he thinks Gordon Brown will replace Blair as leader of the Labour Party, something which is common belief in Britain, with rumours that Brown has about two thirds of the caucus supporting him.

Bush gives the impression that should Brown become leader the US will still have Britain's support because "Gordon Brown understands the consequences of failure"

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Charlotte's List

Last night on Prime I watched Charlotte's list, yesterday being Amazing Transformations, this programme is very "E" like, but I enjoyed it but that is probably the gossip magazine person in me lol.

Next week is the sexiest man, I just went over to vote and there are a range of NZ celebrities, with obvious choices like Dan Carter through to actor Renato Bartolomei (Craig on Shorty Street) and someone I did not expect the lovely Steve Maharey.

By voting you go into the chance to win (what I am not sure but the possibility of winning anything is quite nice) and you may actually get to influence Charlotte Dawson - so much for staying out of the media spotlight darlin'.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

As if we need more proof

I am not a George Bush fan, I am fan of the Royals and I had to laugh at Bush's stuff up when welcoming the Queen to the White House in front of 7,000 people.

Not only did he go to say she had helped America celebrate its bi-centennial of independence in 1776, but managed to catch the blunder, but he then looked at the Queen, winked, and then said she gave him a look that only mothers can give!!! The Queen did have a laugh though.

I am sure Her Majesty did not get too worried about Bush's muckup, it will be the suits that consider themselves Royalty that will cast the most objection. It just proves yet again that George Bush appears to not get anything right.

Looking forward to the Presidential Elections.


I find myself in a dilemma when it comes to the boycotting of Subway stores.

I am outraged at the treatment Ms Lang by the George Street Branch of Subway in Dunedin and I think that it is fantastic that people are defending her rights and boycotting THAT subway.

However, Subway is a franchise and "Subway" essentially have no control over employee/employer relations and therefore this means Ms Lang's termination. It would be the same scenario if someone was fired from a New World Store, on the same premises as Ms Lang, which is a franchise but overseen by Foodstuffs. It is on these grounds that I do not see why other Subways should be boycotted, it is not fair to lump all Subway Franchise Owners into the one basket and detract from their business, by all means never go to the George Street one again but I will not consciously be boycotting the Subways in Wellington. I am open to peoples thoughts though and with more information I could change my mind.

However in saying that I can not recall the last time I ate Subway, and it is not where I typically go to get an over priced sandwich, so it is unlikely I will be entering a Subway store anytime soon.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Hot American Chicks

Some guy asked me what College I was at. What a creep not telling him

I have seen Hillary Looking better...this is her do not mess with me face!

Some Real Hot Chicks

I loved this - Did not take it though.

These are my friends. I did take this one.

Hi Hillary's Love Child here again. Here are some of my favorite images. I will post some more next week. Some creepy guy asked me what College I was at on my last post and I would rather not say as I do not want a wierd stalker.

I hope that you guys in New Zealand are having fun. I really would love to come out. Does anyone know where my friends and I could stay?

Hillary is now out polling these nasty Republicans and is going to go on to win. Go Hillary Go!

Lots of Love from Wyoming.

Hillary's Love Child.

PS I am going to be campaigning for Hillary in Wyoming soon so will tell y'all what it is like.

PPS I have met a nice guy called Hank. He is a bit of a jock but is captain of the football team and has lots of cool friends.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Fact of the week

weekend was good, welly girl stayed at alex and my flat, it started well with alex birthday celebrations, scottish elections and straight guys hitting on us left right and centre at Family bar, then hanging out with Jarrod and Darl Oisin, ....weekend ended with a spur of moment swim and a glass boat trip around goat island.


1. "Snapper fish are territorial"
2. "Snapper sexy time is between october and january"
3. Goat Island was the first marine reserve in New Zealand and
was opened in 1971
4. Goat Island marine reserve is 500 hectares
5. The marine reserve was established for research purposes and
because the leigh marine observatory was already established there.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Come on in, I've got to tell you what a state I'm in

The Englishman and I are no more, as of today. I quite possibly did THE BLONDEST THING of all time, and left the house with a t shirt saying "Give him the boot" on it.

Still not sure if it was the right decision. Breaking up, that is.

xx L

Friday, May 04, 2007


There is fiction in the space between
The lines on your page of memories
Write it down but it doesnt mean
Youre not just telling stories
There is fiction in the space between
You and me

There is fiction in the space between
You and reality
You will do and say anything
To make your everyday life
Seem less mundane
There is fiction in the space between
You and me

Theres a science fiction in the space between
You and me
A fabrication of a grand scheme
Where I am the scary monster
I eat the city and as I leave the scene
In my spaceship I am laughing
In your remembrance of your bad dream
Theres no one but you standing

Leave the pity and the blame
For the ones who do not speak
You write the words to get respect and compassion
And for posterity
You write the words and make believe
There is truth in the space between

There is fiction in the space between
You and everybody
Give us all what we need
Give us one more sad sordid story
But in the fiction of the space between
Sometimes a lie is the best thing
Sometimes a lie is the best thing

Thursday, May 03, 2007

the joys of talkback radio

yesterday while going to newmarket in the car, i was listening to the lil blurbs they had on talk back radio of the section 59 protests that happened yesterday or was it the other day...... and few made me laugh aka the children comments from the pro "smacking" side....... huh? im sorry but i dont ever remember any time during my childhood where i supported being smacked..... is'nt that what most of ran away from when ma or pa got out the wooden spoon....or screamed our full names and told us that we were in big trouble....mmmm

The Don Brash Rap

Over at Red Rasputin one of their contributors has written about Don Brash's political career in the form of a rap.

Its hilarious.

Yay, off to Auckland in 2 and a half hours - I hope its better than Wellington, I have just been in a meeting for an hour and it was freezing in the room. My desk chair is nice and warm, and because its big a can just snuggle into it.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Doesnt La Chappelle just rock!!

Disturbing images

In a week where a number of images have appeared on various blogs, including "Helen Uncovered", I came across these of Young Nats, whilst labelled "something for the ladies" they certainly do not appeal to me.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Fairtrade fortnight

its that time of year...where many of you will probably notice stuff at cafes in regards to fairtrade coffee.....people buy the stuff... i know sometimes it can be a little bit more expensive buts its for a good cause. Encourage your local coffee hangout to start stocking it, encourage your friends, start getting the fairtrade tea or coffee from your local supermarke or trade aid store.
Support your fellow companions who plant and harvest the beans that make your coffee.... we know there is other alternatives to free trade. Research and learn about them. .... okay so this sounds a bit of a rant...... but remember as consumers we can change things...its happening in the can happen here!


Clint Heine has set a New Zealand Bloggers Union, and appointed himself President.

Both Pamziewamzie and I requested to be on the executive and were denied, as Heine decided who got what positions, notably all male and all right wingers.

I think that as we are compulsory members, and this seems to be Clint's attempt to promote voluntary student membership to student associations, that the fact we put ourselves forward and were prepared to try and change things we don't like about the union is what all the righties who constantly whinge about compulsory student membership should do - engage with your local student association and actually run!!!

Whilst I acknowledge I am not happy that there is not a female nor left(ish) blogger, I understand that membership is compulsory and I have attempted to have my input onto the executive, my time will now have to be spent head butting the executive from outside, because not everyone agrees with the unions they belong to.

At least our student associations are democratic and allows for motions of no confidence in the President and other memebers, unlike this union which is being run by a dictator who decides on EVERYTHING!