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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.

Flag This ISIS!

Together we stand, divided we fall.   Bombs away!  

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Krauthammer on Syrian US Refugees & Obama’s Hypocrisy on Foreign Policy

Charles Krauthammer’s opinion column today in The Washington Post tackles the Syrian refugee issue in America.  As always, Charles has amazing insight and wisdom; I consider him he next Henry Kissinger.  [Did you know that Charles suffers from tetraplegia? He became paralyzed … Continue reading

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Baking Cake Disaster of the Day

If your ginger bread house for the birthday party goes west, just add Dinosaur.  Works every time.  “Gee, Cool Mum. You’re awesome. That’s the coolest cake eva!” Ah memories of childhood.

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Injury of the Day

Mining industry, Australia.  The hand is not cut, its been accidentally injected with hydraulic fluid, which has burst the hand open. The oil now has to be surgically removed, or it will poison the man.  

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Is Susan Devoid a Christmas ‘Turkey’ ?

Jarret Stepman writes of his homeland. Meanwhile in New Zealand our “Race Relations Conciliator” (a celebrated squash player, those are her credentials) is tying to get rid of Christmas, our most exceptional cultural festival and holiday (holy day) observance. Although … Continue reading

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Face(s) of the Day

Vehement faces of our times…

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Pants of the Day

“FANS, it’s ok; it’s only sweat from a sauna Session!” ~ CC. In the interests of fairness and balance, yesterday we published a piece on Colin overwhelmed by water. Is Colin Drowning? Face of the Day To balance the basic Elements, we introduce … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day (Soap)

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7Best (Shoes as Birds. 4/7)

Originally posted on coNZervative:
Toucan shoes.

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Is Colin Drowning? Face of the Day

  Colin Craig is embroiled in eight, nine or possibly ten legal actions as I type, since winter, all at his own instigation or prompted in response to his instigation. Before that he’s sued, or been sued, by: ex-staff (and … Continue reading

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