Author Archives: wilbefortis

What Sort of Hold Has McCully Got on Key?

Now that the Auditor General’s report is out on the $11 million paid to some Saudi Sheikh for some complicated deal over some sheep (destined for life but alas succumbing to death in a desert) which leaves most of us … Continue reading

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Mike Hosking: Clickbait Champion

It was good to see Mike Hosking dumping on the Aaron Smith clickbait story (about a quickie in a public loo) and, by implication, his own bosses/moneychangers who passed the story for publication.  The chap who took the shot of … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, Gerry Brownlee

In the glorious battle over a National backbbencher’s bill to sort out the sorting out of lost property by airport authorities you can follow Professor Andrew Geddis’ contribution on Pundit and his posts on the inanity of the bill.  Once … Continue reading

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Men and Bicycles

“The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.” –Ann Strong, Minneapolis Tribune, 1895

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Women at the Top

Every so often I receive a newsletter from the Ministry of for Women‘s Affairs which showcases a handful of women high achievers.  I don’t know how many lesser mortals read the newsletter.  No chance we’ll all fit at the top of … Continue reading

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The Cost and Company of Men

Over the last three plus months I have mainly been in the company of men, in the real world and on TV, due to the exigencies of age.  It is wearing.  Things  have improved since my mother’s day thanks only … Continue reading

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I Love a Lager

It is that time of the year again by which I mean craft beer time.  Suddenly pretentious lads of a certain age and plus, one of which is helpful  son, wax lyrical about the delights of craft beers.  Intelligent conversation … Continue reading

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