Appalling Politics 101

Image“Just bumps in the road” ~ Barack Obama

- referring to the murder (and rape) of the Ambassador and US embassy staff in Libya, several US marines deaths in Afgh., a major military assault on the main US and UK military bases in Afgh., and anti-US protests (involving dozens of deaths, ie 15-17 in Pakistan alone) in 33 countries.

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A blog about politics, life, culture, literature, music and thought from Christchurch, New Zealand [NZ] (the home of 10,000 earthquakes since 4 Sept. 2010) built because of the bullying and cajoling of Liberal opinion-makers (journalism and Hollywood) against conservative-minded people who are as entitled to opinion and a perspective as anyone; and because Conservativism has served the world well. John Stringer is a New Zealander (Christchurch) in his 40s married to an American from Taco Bell; they have 5 adult children in 3 diff. countries. John is an ex-Anglican pastor, a teacher, published author (NZ), novelist (USA) and cartoonist (Aust, NZ), and has spent the last 25 years in NZ politics with the National party (he was a parliamentary candidate in 1999). There was a stint in London working for the British Conservative party as well, where he did media minding and campaign work with several Brit cabinet ministers, including Baroness Thatcher, Baroness Blatch, Michael Howard, Tom King, among others. He has an MA (classical studies, Victoria); is a graduate of the New York Film Academy; and has various awards for writing. His passions include British bulldogs, fly fishing, and history (Ancient and WWII). Winston Churchill was mainly a “Conservative” but also a “Liberal” MP between 1900-1964. A Member of Parliament for 64 years, he contested 21 parliamentary elections (for Oldham, Manchester North West, Dundee, and Epping/Woodford). Throughout his career Churchill stood for liberty. He believed in open debate and freedom of speech, and opposed any system or ideology that tried to dictate the way one should think. Churchill felt deeply that disagreements within the democratic system should not degenerate into personal animosities. RIDER: This site is not connected to nzconservative, a Catholic site, or NZ Conservative Party, although from time-to-time I share some of the views espoused by both groups and other sites I follow, as published; I am an independent thinker and blogger.
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3 Responses to Appalling Politics 101

  1. Judge Holden says:

    In fact having read Obama’s comments your (purloined from the loopy wing of the GOP) interpretation of them is nothing short of mendacious. Nice one, John. Always good to see the far right take the low road.

  2. Judge Holden says:

    He’s still winning. Comfortably. The fact he’s not going bananas like his opponent is seen as a good thing in the main.

    Why are you reporting an unsubstantiated rumour as fact? I know it suits your purpose, but there’s this thing called “truth” which when you’re writing about actual stuff that happened is kind of important in establishing your credibility.

    • coNZervative says:

      Obama’s comments are factual, I’ve seen them myself on TV. I would not describe Obama’s current polls as “still winning.” The polls have obama ahead in some areas, Romney in others. It’s still a dead heat. The debates will decide it. It could go either way.

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