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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.

Indianana Starts an Uncertain ‘Rights’ Trend (Gay, Religious Rights).

WELL NOW, THIS IS MOST INTERESTING. The Indiana State Governor has passed in to law, a provision that people cannot be forced to do certain things if their religious beliefs are contravened (ie Jews can’t be forced to serve pork; … Continue reading

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The BurnOuts at the Beeb (TopGear & Clarkson)

I really like TopGear, Jeremy Clarkson and James May (and the other good-looking one from The Monkeys). I watch it on rainy sunday afternoons, or with beer and dogs while Her WithinDoors is away and I have the man house to my … Continue reading

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Mysterious Vanishing Phantom Gays

THE VANISHING PHANTOM GAYS. So, why is it that the words “gay” or “homosexual” are never used in cases like this when relevant (this was a sexualised attack while two men were having sex)? But if gay people “come out” as … Continue reading

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…and DONE!

BAM! The people spoke, 40,000 names on a petition x2, that’ll focus a TV channel. Right decision. I mean, look at this pretentious delusional promo photo of themselves. They are not ‘stars.’ I suggest this underlays a rather inflated sense … Continue reading

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TV3 X-Factor Bullying Debacle (March 2015)

What an ugly ugly thing. See the full gory details here… http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/67405073/x-factor-bullying-outcry-over-natalia-kills-attack I wonder what Charlotte Dawson would think?  Joe Irvine (right above), the Invercargill contestant victimised by this tirade, suffers from depression and is quite fragile, it was already been revealed on … Continue reading

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Police Shooting of a Homeless Man (But Take a Closer Look)

At first I thought this shooting by LA police officers of a homeless man on the ground (having fought aggressively with them beforehand) was horrendous.  But if you listen carefully, and look closely, you can hear an officer, or officers, repeatedly yelling “Drop … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading (Feb 2015)

Not so much in to Garrison as a person, he’s way too Liberal and cynical for me, and I’m pretty cynical, but I adore his writing, and this book makes me laugh out loud. He’s the guy who does the … Continue reading

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Nimoy/Spock Tribute (Old Spock/New Spock)

As a tribute to Leonard Nimoy (Neemoy) and his one real role – Mr Spock – I repost you THIS from May 2013. RIP and Live long and prosper on Vulcan, Leonard Spock. New Spock, Zachary Quinto (Into Darkness) vs Old Spock (Star … Continue reading

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Least We Forget (Helen Clark the War-Monger)

Helen Clark sent the SAS into Afghanistan, but if John Key sends troops to train and support our Allies against ISIS, the Left will have a hissy fit. This is because its never about the issues for the Left, but … Continue reading

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ANZAC vs ISIS. Are We Man Enough?

I’m no blind nationalist, war-monger (I HATE war) or patriotic flag waver, but this image from 1914 is not quite the sense of geo-political duty and unity the Left are subscribing to right now. My fellow Cantabrian Charles Upham? Who’s … Continue reading

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