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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.

Latest AirNZ Hobbit Safety Video

Here’s the latest Hobbit Air New Zealand inflight safety video.

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7 Best (Celebrities Then & Now. 4/7)

Tom Cruise in 2013 and 1983

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Signs of Our Times (2014 Election by Hoarding. 23/30).

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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What I’m Reading

This is pretty much a hagiography of how wonderful Caesar was, but it’s a fascinating glimpse into the life of the Celts, Gauls and Britons of the first century AD.  What amazes me is how effective the Romans were at … Continue reading

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Face of the Day

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

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Pic of the Day (Canadian Shooting)

A mortal Muslim jihadist shooting at the Canadian Parliament, following those chilling video threats from a jihadist Aussie teenager egged on by ISIS.  So, you don’t think this is a war yet?  or there is a “War on Terror”?  Mr … Continue reading

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Facing Up to Renee Zellwegger

Renee (Bridget Jones) Zellwegger’s face has COMPLETELY changed.  The media are reporting this (one headline: Renee’s startlingly different look). Her eyes are wider and more open and the change is so complete overall, you would not recognise her if you bumped in to … Continue reading

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Labour A Coloured Cult?

In round one of the second (in a year) Labour leadership contest – which hauls us all back to the Lange/Palmer/Moore/Clark musical chairs of 1990 – David Parker the current caretaker labour leader and no-hoper contender, declared his party was … Continue reading

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Renee Zellwegger 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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