Wisdom from Stacey. The context is that an alleged murderer of a local pretty girl is worried that he won’t get a fair trial. Using racism, sexism or homophobia as a rhetorical kill code no longer works. Most people now go “Yeah, right”. We have been too exposed to lawyers, hucksters, and the hard edge of town.

Remember, there are five A’s in “RAAAAACISM!”

And more wisdom from the same source, with the following caveat: my recollection of my younger years is that no one drank wine coolers. We drank very little, and beer when we did. No designer babies. God will bless you with your children, when you need them, and that will not be necessarily at your timing.

Then there was the case of the Ohio lesbian couple, Jennifer Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon, who chose a blue-eyed blond-haired sperm donor (No. 380) for their IVF procedure. Instead, the clinic accidently used a black sperm donor (No. 330 — oops!), so they sued the clinic.
Being an enthusiastic proponent of the old-fashioned method of procreation, I’m not much impressed with the high-tech approach. Why put yourself at the mercy of scientific “experts” in a laboratory to accomplish what two teenagers can usually do in the backseat of a Buick with no more medical assistance than a four-pack of wine coolers?

Stacey McCain
Spawny’s Space.

Bring in a law where one party has the obligations and the other party can profit, and people will take the short term option, even if they face 90 days notice to leave for any cause. Insulating a house is not cheap — if you do the floors, walls and ceiling you are probably looking towards 10K. For the larger landlords, this is being clawed back over all the properties in the portfolio. It is the mum and dad investors, often renting at a loss, who will be caught out, and they are quitting the business.

Forty complaints have been taken to the Tenancy Tribunal since a new law forcing landlords to insulate their properties kicked in on Monday.
The July 1 deadline has been on its way for three years since the last National Government passed a law change mandating that all rental properties must have underfloor and overhead insulation, unless installing it was not practical.
The law lets tenants claim up to $4000 from their landlords if they do not comply.

The numbers also suggest some landlords have either threatened or moved to end tenancies over the new law, with 68 calls received about “retaliatory notices” since May 1. Currently landlords can end a tenancy without stating a reason, but it is illegal if the termination comes after a tenant has asked for them to comply with the law.
Property Investors Federation head Andrew King said the numbers were lower than he was expecting.
“There’s been an awful lot of publicity over this so I think everyone knows what is going and what they are entitled to,” he said.
“A lot of tenants would have been thinking ‘Wow I can get 4000 dollars’. I would have thought there would have been quite a few opportunistic tenants with, equally, poorly-performing landlords.”
He said despite the three-year lead in, some landlords would have genuine reasons for not having insulated, such as just having bought an uninsulated property. He hoped the tribunal would take those kinds of circumstances into account, and cautioned against landlords not complying with the law because they did not think it was fair.


More on this: even if you want to insulate your rental, there is no one to do it this month. Landlords are leaving their properties empty: renting it is not worth the risk.

As some rental owners struggle to catch up, Dunedin landlords who have not planned properly for insulation regulation changes are leaving some rental properties empty, the Otago Property Investors’ Association says.
Since last Monday, rental properties have been required to have floor and ceiling insulation, unless they have an exemption.
Association president Kathryn Seque said she believed the majority of landlords in Dunedin were compliant, but there were landlords who gave their tenants 90 days’ notice before July 1 because homes were not up to scratch.
On one South Dunedin street, she knew of at least four houses that were now unoccupied.
Houses sitting empty was also an issue in other cities, particularly Wellington, and Ms Seque said she did not have much sympathy with landlords who had not organised the work in time.
“We’ve had about three years,” she said.
Warm Fuzzies managing director Jonathan Duncan said his business – a Healthy Homes broker – had experienced an increase of about 300% to 400% when it came to landlords wanting to put in insulation before July 1.
Warm Fuzzies dealt with landlords in Dunedin, Christchurch and Auckland and had experienced a rush in all centres. Some insulation dates had to be set for August, he said.
“All the contractors are flat out,” he said. There had also been issues with product supply, particularly with insulation company Knauf.


One of the better things that happened on July 4.

Via Ace of Spades.

This made me smile. The advertising agency weasel wants Nivea to do an advertisement where two men are holding hands. But Nivea is non woke, and they don’t do gay. Let’s say that — since there appears to be a boycott of them being organized — we switched brands. To Nivea.

Another “offensive” Nivea Ad. What’s not to like?

Via Vox Day, it appears that the Canadians have moved from doxxing and complaining to various authorities to threatening to kill — cinema owners who play badthink.

According to Kelowna Capital News, threats were reportedly made against theater staff via social media in Shuswap, British Columbia, prompting the theater to cancel the film’s screening.
The staff of Salmar Theatres reported the threats and Salmar Community Association board member Chris Papworth confirmed Thursday the board agreed to cancel the film’s scheduled five-day run that would have begun July 12 at the Salmar Classic.
“We have a track record of showing things from a variety of points of view … we try not to preclude things because of whatever personal opinions may exist on our board or something like that,” explained Papworth.

“What’s different here … certainly in the past, there hasn’t been an effort to dox employees or, specifically, the general manager, by releasing their personal information on social media and then encouraging people to go after them as the one responsible for some heinous act,” he added. “We just aren’t prepared for those levels of hostility towards our general manager.”
In Shuswap, the screening of Unplanned had been organized with the support of members of the local Pro-Life Society.
“If they had just come out to picket while the movie is running, I could accept that,” said Hildegard Krieg, Pro-Life Society spokeswoman. “But I cannot accept that they should actually threaten somebody with violence personally and the family. That is absolutely uncalled for. A peaceful picket, OK, we walk through the picket line. But that is going too far.”

Krieg said an alternative plan would be for the Pro-Life Society to have a private showing at the Classic.


This is over reach. It is too late to warn someone who is of them. or like them. The wind is sown. The whirlwind is about to come. Stay calm, stay professional, and stay away from crowds.

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2 years ago

I think you’re only allowed to drink wine coolers if you are 1) underage and 2) female.

Ah, I’ll never forget the day when my MIL decided to insulate the house… came over to visit DH, was handed a hammer and a bandanna to cover my face and told to “take down that wall”. Yes, ma’am….