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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.

Renee Zelwiger Not to be an Elf in latest Hobbit

Renee Zellwegger’s appearance at the Elle Women in Hollywood awards on Monday night (US time) has sparked a flurry of questions … about her face.  It’s completely different.  So, obviously injections or surgery.  Overall she looks good and at least … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

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7 Best (Celebrities Then & Now. 3/7)

1990, 1999: Michelle Pfeiffer

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Interesting Facts About Churchill

2. Man of the Year Churchill was named Time magazine’s Man of the Year twice – in 1940 and again in 1949. On his second time receiving the accolade, he was named Man of the Half-Century. Here’s the cover of Time in … Continue reading

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Signs of Our Times (2014 Election by Hoarding. 22/30).

Very clever grafitti.

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Face of the Day

Lucia Pittalis is an Italian makeup artist that can make amazing transformations. 

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Pistorius Gets 5 Years

5 years Count 1 in prison and 3 years non-custodial on Count 3 to be served concurrently. The latter on condition he is not charged again with negligence regarding firearms. I was very impressed with the Judge’s reasoning.  She balanced … Continue reading

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4. GANGNAM Style: Visiting North & South Korea 2014.

This trip we had two opportunities to visit North Korea, once over the border, and once through one of the tunnels (now closed, obviously) dug by NK to invade South Korea. It’s important to understand that North & South Korea … Continue reading

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Signs of Our Times (2014 Election by Hoarding. 21/30).

I mentioned yesterday the Left MP who tweeted the still burning hoarding of one of his political counterparts.  Signs of Our Times (2014 Election by Hoarding. 20/30). Here it is.  The Wairarapa Times Age had a story on the prosecution of two Left supporters … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day

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