Sunday, November 27, 2011
BREAKING NEWS: (The players have reached an
agreement with the nba and the owners, and we have
ourselves an NBA season.)
The NBA season will start on Xmas day, what a great
gift to Basketball fans around the world!!!!
The deal is tentative.
So get ready for King James, get for the the Celtics, get
ready for DIRK!!!
Because folks we have ourselves some Basketball.
Friday, November 25, 2011
The first of two cricket tests starts against
Australia next week, can the blackcaps finally
beat Australia in a test for the first time in around
17 years. Thats a long wait between drinks.
There will be big issues for New Zealand, Jesse
Ryder and Brendan McCullum's weight problem,
Vettori lack of wickets, and the fact that we might
not have the bowlers to take 20 wickets.
Australia also has their own problems, there will be
five top players not available for this series, and they
still might take us lightly.
I think this is our best chance in a long long time, so
fingers are crossed, if we don't, I think we can safety
say that it m,ay be another 17 years before we can
have a chance.
Time will tell.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Well here is my final election prediction which has
to be the most vile campaign in New Zealand election
history thanks to the media and the Labour party.
I predict National will win and Govern in a
coalition with the Maori party.
Below is what I think the party vote will end
United 1 %
Time will tell.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Never in the history of New Zealand politics has
one political party run a campaign so ugly, so dirty
so repulsive that you actually do feel physically ill.
Not even in the 1990's when Labour was
basically being controlled by Marion Hobbs, did
they run so dirty.
I have been in a totally state of shock with how the
media has let them get away with these tactics.
The pamphlets that they have sent out to single mothers
could be considered threatening and I hope after the
election the police will look into them, the heavy
handed Union tactics would make Tony Soprano
blush. The way they have just played on people's
fear about so called asset sales, the way they have
dubbed anyone not voting for Labour as unkiwi,
is beyond sickening.
Twisting the successful Rena cleanup, using the
ChCh earthquake and tragic Pike river accident
in their campaign is just so sad, preying on people's
emotions, attacking John Key and his family, becoming
personal with every interview Goff does, as seen
the Labour Party reach it's low point.
The great David Lange would be ashamed.
Infact any decent human being should be ashamed
of how they have operated in this election.
Here's hoping the public will send them a clear message,
on election day, that the NewZealand public doesn't want
to go down that road.
Time will tell.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
I'm calling it.
November 19th 2011, one week out from our General
Election and the most important day of the year, Journalism
in New Zealand has died.
There have been many low points throughout the year, and thru
the decades for Journalism in this country, but there
has always been hope that it has reached it's low point,
and will bounce back, but now it's died.
What they have done in trying to protect their own,
Bradley White/Ambrose is sickening and goes beyond
anything they have attempted to do before.
To twist what this activist/militant did (Purposely and covertly
trying to tape the Prime Minister) is beyond
To not only try to defend him, but to try and make the
Prime Minister out to be the bad guy and consistently
24/7 for over a week tell the public that they are just
trying to get to the truth, is a shot in the face to real
The fact that rival outlets are standing
by each other, shows that the New Zealand Journalistic
community have and always will commit Journalistic
rape against the people of New Zealand.
This is it for them, just like with their sporting
counterparts who killed off sporting Journalism
this year, our political reporters have done the same.
Shame on you nzherald
Shame on you fairfax.
Shane on you TV3
Shame on you TVNZ
Shame on you Radio New Zealand.
Your integrity as reporters is zero.
Hell your integrity as human beings is zero.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
It just gets better and better, I have blogged with
reviews of Modern Family before, and every single
time the show just gets funnier and cleverer and
warmer as it goes on.
Tonight's episode was titled "After the Fire" and
revolved everyone helping out a neighbor family
after their house burns down, that family is not
seen in this episode.
So many one liners tonight, so many visuals scenes,
and once again it's the kids that are stealing the show.
Alex had the line of the episode telling Hayley after she
confronted nerd bullies, who were picking on Luke and
Manny that "You have your fans, I have mine and your
fans will be working for mine someday"
Although Luke Line's "I hope you like taxes" in reply
to Manny wanting to walk to Canada was a classic.
The warmth of the show came from the family getting
together and helping out a neighbour.
The Phil giving Jay a massage, and Jay a massage
had me in tears, and the wires getting crossed was
a nice touch, lets hope that Phil takes up the new
Cam was again funny, although I think the Claire story
line was good but not as strong as the rest of the
Again ten out of ten for this episode, best episode
of the season so far, and I would say an all time
Hats off to the entire cast and crew.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
John Minto and his wife surly have to get a lifetime
achievement award for being hypocrites.
A bunch of little kids went Halloweening and
went to John Minto and his wife's house.
The sound of disgust in John Minto's wifes voice and
I would go as far to say the cruel nature in the way she
spoke, could of not been played better in a horror
She told the kids in a chilling voice "You dont have to
knock six times, byeeeeeeee"
If I was one of those kids I would of said something like
"And your husband doesn't have to yell at abuse at
tennis players for six hours"
"Yeah because someone annoying you and disturbing your
peace is really really wrong, isnt it?"
I mean they were kids, and because they were
celebrating an American holiday, the Minto's
had to show disgust for it.
As a preadolescent I use to love what Minto
did in fighting apartheid, but then I came to
realize that he couldn't care less about equal
rights or peace, it's his own political viewpoint
extreme socialism and a pure hate for the West
and America that drives him.
Which is why I think they must have a life time
achievement award for being Hypocrites, they
also have a superiority complex, Mrs Minto
sounded like she was in shock and these kids
had done something horribly wrong to her and
her husband, but hey she has the right to disturb
and disrupt anyone she likes.
Mr and Mrs Minto are Hypocrites of the worst kind.
Thus they have earned a life time achievement award.
Heres hoping the little kids got a lot of yummy candy from
(The kids were filmed by tv3 to see what politicians
would give out candy and what ones wouldn't)
Welcome to Tabloid Journalism, Mr Duncan Garner,
you have chosen your path, and now it's all downhill
This election campaign has been amazing, the left
wing politicians have been making it personal, while
the right wing politicians have been talking policies.
It's been the media though that has a big black eye,
form the covert taping by Bradley Ambrose, formerly
known as Brad White, to TV3's Duncan Garner who
has an opportunity to ask Prime Minister Key some
serious questions on some serious issues, instead
he wanted to know about the tea pot tapes.
Prime Minister Key told him he wont be answering
questions about that, Duncan Garner asked again,
he told him again, he wont be answering questions
about them, Duncan Garner kept repeatedly asking
the questions, every time Prime Minister was polite
in his answer.
Still Duncan Garner kept asking, until Prime Minister
Key had enough and just walked out.
Hats off to Key for this, the public want to know
about the issues, not what's on a recording advice.
In a couple of weeks, John Key will probably still
be Prime Minister, and Duncan Garner well, will
probably be getting offers from E on Line or
the Sun newspaper.
Lets hope he leaves and takes up their offers.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
That's it, the players have called Stern's bluff and he
Who the heck was advising these guys, to risk millions
of dollars just to get a few more was crazy, and now
fans are going to be left without an NBA season.
The players are in for a shock, if it wasn't a recession,
they may of gotten public support, but with people
struggling, they will find it hard to give sympathy to
players who wanted to add some cash to their
11-15 million a year salaries.
Heres hoping over the next year they will have time
to think very hard.
Time will tell.
Monday, November 14, 2011
TVNZ: Another blackeye for the sport
of Rugby League today as more thuggish
behavior from a code that has it's fair share
of ugly incidents. When will Rugby league
players stop abusing and assaulting people
and should the game be banned in some schools
so the code can finally learn its lesson.
Brendan Telfer: This is animal type behavior
it just doesn't belong, what parent would want
their kid to play that game, throw him in jail,
throw the lot in jail, he's an adult and there
should be no excuse for his behavior. His
contract must be torn up.
TV3: A terrible year for Rugby League has
just got worse, a year that saw its players
getting drunk, smashing up hotel rooms and
assaulting innocent members of the public, now has the
drunken lout Zac Guildford embarrassing
himself and his country and ruined a family's
wedding. Make no mistake its not a problem
with booze he has, it's a problem with acting human,
like all league players he is a disgrace.
NZHerald: Has Rugby league player Zac
Guilford finally killed off the sport of rugby league?
This repulsive, disgusting behavior is not acceptable
in this day and age and no excuse can be made, to
blame the booze is just another excuse from the
heads of Rugby League to shift the blame, and
the public shouldn't accept it anymore.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
(DECEMBER 10TH 2014, TAKEN PHOTO
DOWN, AS ITS JUST BEEN CONFIRMED THAT
IT WAS BRADLEY AMBROSE WHO HAS ASKED
FOR THE PHOTO TO BE TAKEN DOWN)
(December 6th, put back Original photo since, copywrite
claimant provided no proof that they were the original
owner of the photo, and just called themselves, anonymous)
(Update July 11th replaced old photo with new photo
of Bradley Ambrose)
(Update april 11th, I have removed a photo, over a claim
of copy write, I will now no longer remove anything from
this blog, if it's asked as "anonymous")
It would appear that the Journo who covertly audio
taped Prime Minister Key and John Banks was Bradley
Ambrose according to some Bloggers.
Some may say this is great Journalism, some may say it
belongs in the gutter with the tabloid press.
Here is my problem with Bradley Ambrose, he hasn't
came out and admit what he did, but he hasn't denied it.
Now that would be bad enough, but the herald is now saying
it was a complete accident and the reporter didn't know
that he was secretly recording the Prime Minister.
For me this goes beyond being sinister, to place a device and
record it and then say it was an accident is terrible and a slap
in the face to Journalism.
Several surveillance experts have came out and suggested that
its not cemented in reality that he didn't know he was recording.
In fact there is not one surveillance expert that has come out
and supported the so called anonymous reporter's theory.
My advice to Bradley Ambrose would be to confirm or
deny that it's him.
Time will tell.
(This post has been edited thanks to information in
the comments about the time of a post Bradley made on
Martin Devlin recently made some
comments on 'Radio Live" about
female sports and female football.
He stated that female goalkeepers
normally dive once the ball is in
the back of the net, he made several
other comments that not only don't
belong in this decade but any decade.
I wish he had of seen a poster I saw of
the great Mia Hamm, it had the words..
"WHEN YOU SAY I PLAY LIKE A
GIRL, I TAKE IT AS A COMPLIMENT"
Thought that was pretty good myself, Im kinda
guessing Martin Devlin wouldn't like it though.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Release a press statement, saying the NBA has more
than address all issues concerns, cancel the season,
tell the players you can bargin for next season, but the
NBA bottom line is now 60-40 for revenue sharing and
if that is not acceptable, we will just bring in some players
from Europe to play in the 2012-2013 season.
If the players currently in the NBA think they can make
15-20 million a year playing outside the USA, then go
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Talks are in their eight hour as of writing this, and
today could be the day, when we are finally told,
that if there is going to be an NBA season or not.
I sincerely hope, if a agreement is not reached in
the next few hours, that the greatest commissioner in
sports, David Stern cancels the season, tells the players,
come back next year and we will talk, and by the way
our new bottom line is 60-40 of Revenue goes to the
Franchises, NBA and Owners.
There isnt a professional sport on the face of the Planet
that has offered their players such a great deal, 50-50
revenue sharing is unheard of, but it doesn't seem to be
On the other hand Heres hoping the players will take the deal,
and here's hoping the Owners and franchises treat them
like the stars that they are, and not money making machines.
Time well tell.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Two weeks ago it seemed that the NBA season would be
saved, and would start in December. Well the players
have double dribbled this one, not accepting the NBA's
deal of 51% of revenue for them.
The players wanted more, but Im afraid for them, David
Stern wont be blackmailed.
If the players don't except a deal by Wednesday USA time,
the offer goes down to 47% and Stern IMHO will cancel the
season and put in a huge salary cap.
So King James and Mr Bryant enjoy playing in Europe,
Australia, Asian, South American and perhaps New Zealand
for the next few months, and start saving those pennies.
Great for International Basketball. Sad for NBA fans.
I have mixed feelings.
Time will tell, in about 24 hours we will know.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Dr Conrad Murray has been found guilty of
Now I wasn't part of the jury, so I didn't see all of
the evidence, but Im kinda guessing if the victim wasn't
Michael Jackson, there wouldn't be a trial and there
certainly wouldn't be a bunch of muppets cheering the verdict,
what do they expect?, that the Ghost of Michael Jackson will
come and sing Thriller to them.
The thing that got me, was not the verdict though,
but the fact that the Judge remanded Dr Murray and
didn't give him bail before sentencing because the
Judge thought he would be a threat to public safety.
A threat to public safety?????? Is he kidding me???
Does he think Dr Murray is going to run around
LA with a bottle of propofol in his hand.
Like I said, I'm not sure if the verdict is correct, it
could be, but the lesson I learned from this is, OJ
was damn lucky that he wasn't charged with murdering
people that were famous.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Not all idiots are racists. But all racists are
Former caddie for Tiger Woods, kiwi Steve Williams
made a racial and violent slur at an award dinner for
Steve's career as a caddie is now over and rightly so.
What the heck was he thinking? How can anyone be
so stupid, and how can anyone in the year 2011 be
There might be some debate, on what is racist? but
there can be no doubt saying what he said is racist.
What should happen to him?? Well the PGA will
drop him that's for sure, he wont even get a caddie's
job on the European tour, he will loss sponsorship
for his saloon car driving here in New Zealand.
For his own sake, I hope he saved his pennies, because
he's going find it hard to earn some more, after last night.
Long may he stay out of the public eye.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Best episode of the season so far, in fact this may save
The Office, it was that good, I would say one of the
best Office episodes ever.
Doomsday revolved around Dwight inventing
a computer program, that would send out an
email to Robert California if five mistakes are
made in one day.
A side story was Gabe trying to date the new warehouse
worker, with Daryl also thinking he has a chance, it
turns out she doesn't date co workers. Gabe's pathetic
attempt to make her laugh, and Daryl's disappointment
came across as genuine.
The main story line was actually quite sweet, while all
the office was against Dwight's plan, Kevin wanted to
hit him over the head with a frying Pan, Jim's poor
attempt in trying to guess his password, and Kelly's screaming
at him to stop the email being sent out, it was Pam's genuine
kindness that made the episode.
She sent everybody out to Dwight's farm and had faith in
Dwight that he wouldn't sent out the email, because despite
Dwight being Dwight he actually likes his coworkers.
She was right, Dwight's little speech at the end, summed up
his true feelings, that he does care for these people.
The episode was perfect, ten out of ten.
Well done to the Office!!!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
It's very rare for a show to improve each episode, season
after season, but Modern Family is a rare and special
Tonight's episode was called "Treehouse" and centered
around four storylines, Jay and Gloria go dancing, Cam
makes a bet that he can get a woman's number, Phil
build's a tree house for Luke and Julia trying to teach Haley
a lesson, which was by far the weakest story line.
It was the Cam storyline that stole the show, trying to win
a bar bet with Mitch that he can pick up a straight woman
by acting straight had me in stitches. The bet was that the
loser had to do the laundry of the other for a month.
Cam's line "Make the seams straight like me" was the highlight
of the show. Of course the woman knew Cam was gay
all the time, but didn't let on to Mitch which was a sweet
The other sweet moment on the show came near the end,
when Phil made a new friend, his child like enjoyment in
that, left the viewer with a genuine heartfelt moment.
The Jay and Gloria storyline had it's moments, along with
the tree house being like the stairs, but this was definitely
Ten out of ten again.
Can't wait for next week.
Best show on television.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I love the USA, I love their music and I love their
sport and I love Americans. I think their country has
done more good than harm to Planet Earth.
It's getting increasingly tiresome to having to explain to
people here in New Zealand why I like America.
I shouldn't have to offer an explantation on why I prefer
Basketball to Rugby, I shouldn't have to feel embarrassed or
explain to a Cd store clerk, why I love country music.
It's my choice, Im kiwi born and bred and I love America,
that should be enough.
Americans living in NewZealand shouldn't have to say sorry
for being American, they shouldn't have to put up with
racial abuse, they shouldn't have to put up with people
Americans living here are just as much as part of our
culture as immigrants from Samoa, England, Iran or
anywhere from around the planet.
So lets celebrate our American friends and their culture
as they celebrate our ways also, they are a unique, happy and
very generous people, long may they keep
coming to our country.
That crazy Gary Busey is currently on New
Zealand TV screens in The Apprentice.
Gary who suffered a brain injury in 1988, is
doing all sorts of crazy stuff on the Apprentice,
just like in his acting days. Of course the editors
of the programme are trying to make him out
to be more crazy than he is, but it seems the
viewers are getting laughs out of his crazy antics.
Gary is showing the usual behavior patterns of
someone who is brain injured, he may look vacant,
he may say something that has nothing to do with the
conversation or the task that is going on, he may be
short tempered, but his heart's in the right place.
I say, he has the right to go on a reality show and he
has the right to have his say, we shouldn't laugh at him
we should laugh with him, we should celebrate his
differences, the guy cheated death, he should be
Stand up and cheer him on, listen to Randy Newman's
classic song, "I'm Different" and think of Gary.
He is not a bully, he doesn't have a ego, he is just
Lets hope there is a little bit of Gary Busey in all of
We could all do with a bit of crazy in our life's.
The Blackcaps had a great day of the first test
against Zimbabwe, scoring 275/3 with Marty Guptill
scoring a test century.
The only sour note was Jess Ryder (Pictured), opps
I mean Brendan McCullum playing on with only 14
runs to his name.
The pitch is playing flat and slow, and there shouldn't be
any reason at all for New Zealand to make less than
500 runs, then it will be up to the magic of Vettori, to
spin us to victory.
The stage is set on day 2 for Taylor not only to get
his century, but a double century.
Fingers and toes are crossed.
Time will tell.