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About coNZervative

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.

7. Interesting Facts About Churchill (Painter)

7. Painting Churchill earned his living as a writer, but what is less well-known is that he was also a prolific painter, creating almost 600 pieces of art during his lifetime. He found it a great de-stresser, took lessons, befriended some famous painters, and … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the Day (Where Race ain’t Black or White)

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Vomit on a Plane (Exclusive Video)

A NZ media headline this week intimating something like an Ebola scare on an Air New Zealand plane, later changed online to “Novorius fears on AirNZ plane.“ So, a kid has the flu and vomits.  How is this news? “AirNZ is ‘extremely disappointed’ … Continue reading

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7Best (Churchill & Bulldogs. 4/7)

Once the bulldog association became fixed to Churchill, then bulldogs appeared, visited, and were rolled in to the campaign trail, to reinforce the simile. Churchill actually preferred the Lion simile, also representative of the British Empire.  In private life, the Churchill’s were … Continue reading

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Signs of Our Times (2014 Election by Hoarding. 30/30).

Final.  Hope you’ve enjoyed this series of how the public have responded and interacted with hopeful politicians on the 2014 campaign trail through their hoardings.  A snap-shot of NZ history and the inter-change between public officials and the public. There … Continue reading

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Meanwhile at TradeMe (#6). 1 Dead Pheasant.

It’s not dead, it’s just stunned! Meanwhile over at Trademe (#5) Mummified Cat Meanwhile over at Trademe (#4) Um? Meanwhile over at TradeMe (#3) 20k Compostor Meanwhile over at TradeMe (#2) Tank Meanwhile over at TradeMe (#1) Zombie Bricks

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7Best (Churchill & Bulldogs. 3/7)

The image of a bulldog became cemented with Churchill through: cartoonists’ allusions of the time with politicians as dogs; with John Bull the personification of Britain with his butcher’s bulldog; and a book. This 1942 London cartoon of August 26 portrays … Continue reading

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Signs of Our Times (2014 Election by Hoarding. 29/30).

The last few hoardings to round out this series of 30 in October, are all National examples, seeing as they won the lion’s share of the party vote to form the government of the 51st parliament on 20 Sept. There … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day (Fascism)

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