The best 13 minute documentary this side of the black stump

Great watch…and only 13 minutes.

 

I wonder if they have Foxton Fizz?

Parity in celebrations

We often hear people saying “I wish we’d celebrate Waitangi Day, like those Aussie’s celebrate Australia Day.” Well now we do ;o)

Were you aware NZ has its own genuine Superman!

Many people will have seen this but for those who have not this is World Junior Shotput champion Jacko Gill. In this workout video he is only 16 years of age. Be afraid competition over the next 20 years…be very afraid.

Gingrich will be nervous about a Perry endorsement

Today we hear the sad news that the last remaining hope for comedians the world over has left the race to be President of the USA. In the early hours of this morning NZ time Rick Perry announced he was pulling out from the race.

Comedians the world over have shed a tear, first Donald Trump, then Hermain Cain now the last of the ‘genuine’ jokes has fallen, Rick Perry says goodbye.

I guess they can still make jokes about Santorim’s name, or Romney’s uncomfortable natures…but the last of their bread and butter has gone.

About the last point of interest is who Perry will now endorse. Politicians in America do this hoping that their followers will then support that candidate…however in this case I am sure the candidate who if being touted by the media as the one likely to receive that endorsement is more than a little uneasy about it.

As a part of his withdraw from the race, Rick Perry also endorsed Newt Gingrich.

“There is no viable path forward for me in this 2012 campaign,” he said in a news conference in North Charleston, S.C. “Today, I am suspending my campaign and endorsing Newt Gingrich for president of the United States.

He called Gingrich a “conservative visionary.”

Newt Gingrich found himself in a little hot water speaking to the N.A.A.C.P. saying “If the N.A.A.C.P. invites me, I’ll go to their convention, talk about why the African-American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps.” The N.A.A.C.P. was not impressed.

Gingrich was then challenged at the latest South Carolina debate asking if he acknowledged that some Blacks could have found that offensive, Newt’s response was a simple, “No!” and then went on another diatribe about teaching the unemployed how to get a job, keep it and own it.

So why would the Perry endorsement be of concern to the Gingrich camp. Well apart from the obvious ‘idiot’ factor, when the dumbest guy say’s your his guy and you think, “If the idiot is endorsing Gingrich…does that mean I am an idiot to support him as well”…apart from that, there is this…caution, contains offensive words

I was going to make some point about the hypocrisy within politics in America, or how these rich white men seem to have lost touch with the “99%” but I think I’ll just say that Perry and Gingrich are GOP nominees…what else would you expect?

Jim DeMint (R) on The Daily Show

One of the things I love about Jon Stewart interviews is he actually reads the books of his interviews. Most do not. Here he interviews Tea Party darling and Senator from South Carolina Jim DeMint on, amongst other things, the Bush tax cuts, his opposition to regulation of the private sector, being bipartisan…oh, and his book.

Part One
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-11-2012/exclusive—jim-demint-extended-interview-pt–1?xrs=share_copy

Part Two
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-11-2012/exclusive—jim-demint-extended-interview-pt–2?xrs=share_copy

Part Three
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-11-2012/exclusive—jim-demint-extended-interview-pt–3?xrs=share_copy