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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 50s 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.

Here Comes Bernie: Bye Bye Hillary

You heard it here first; that Bernie Sanders will in fact be the Democrat nominee for President via the Super Delegates at the Dem convention because Hillary will become too toxic and too big a risk. (Republican Super Delegates have already … Continue reading

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Meanwhile at the Family First Conference

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Trump Hits ‘1237’ pre-CA

It’s a technical ‘1237’ (and CA will cruise him way past it). No one predicted this; we’ve all watched in amazement as a true grassroots second American Revolution takes place before our eyes on cable TV that will reform US politics … Continue reading

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7Best: Trump Cartoons II (5/7)

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Trump v Pope

I like Francis I but on this one Trump is right. “Talk is cheap; first let refugees in to the Vatican and then we’ll talk.” The Vatican. That place with the really high walls, a Swiss special guard and high tech … Continue reading

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7Best: Trump Cartoons II (4/7)

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Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders’ initials are “BS”  ~I rest my case

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7Best: Trump Cartoons II (3/7)

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7Best: Trump Cartoons II (2/7)

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Dramatic NZ Rescue Story (36 4x4s stuck)

Snow traps motorists and closes roads as winter starts to bite across the country This is  a great NZ story: 36 people on a 4 wheel-drive excursion in New Zealand (in winter) [at Piano Flat] are stuck after a swift weather change and … Continue reading

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