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That song title seems entirely appropriate as we sit here on the first day of the last month of another crap year in New Zealand, awash in the golden light of a new dawn in National Party leadership, the fifth one I think (who can keep track any more).

First, something beautiful – from several aspects – the Cărturești Carusel Bookstore, Bucharest, Romania

This wonderful building was built in 1903 by a wealthy family of Greek bankers, only to be confiscated by the Communist regime in the 1950s. It was turned into a general store and later abandoned and left to decay as Communism collapsed.

The grandson of the banker, who originally bought the building back in 1903 requested that it would be returned to his family, as legal heirs… It took 24 years of battles in court, untangling bureaucratic loops, and finding the proper documents in archives, but he finally took possession of the decaying building in 2007. He then began its remarkable transformation to the Cărturești Carusel (“Carousel of Light”) bookstore that stands today.

The extensive renovation went above and beyond, creating a stunning shop considered to be one of the most beautiful bookstores in Romania, and even the world…The store’s three floors spread across more than 10,000 square feet that hold as many books. There are elegantly curved balconies on each of the upper levels, a large open space in the middle, and a teahouse on the top floor that offers a great view of the entire bookstore.

There’s a lot else wrong with Illinois, which is why many people from that state are moving just across the border to Indiana, while still able to commute to their jobs in places like Chicago. But at this rate it won’t be too long before the businesses start shifting also.

Of course an extra step might become the case. Quick background to the following: the Geico insurance company has used this little green fella for years now in its advertising of saving money in insurance.

While funny I’m not sure that NASA can continue to be quite as dismissive of such people, given its ongoing clown show.

If anybody is going to save us from a Deep Impact scenario it isn’t going to be NASA

Of course we haven’t beaten viruses yet so hubris is not called for on the asteroid front. The latest ZOMG variant of Chinese Xi Snot virus has appeared, via Africa, and naturally the WHO (Whore Health Organisation) obeyed their Chinese masters and skipped the next letter in the Greek alphabet.

This guy is a prime target for Xi Snot virus. I live in hope but as a fifty year bureaucrat he’s already proved the ability to survive almost anything.

Don’t laugh. The supply chain problems are global

It’s all part of the plan.

A quick flashback to Andrew Sullivan’s critique of the MSM, here compactly listed in his Tweet rather than the lengthy article where he ripped each of these apart.

Except he’s still extending them the benefit of the doubt about their good will. The following just the other day shows why that should no longer be done. The MSM have agendas and narratives to pursue – like the danger of SUV’s and cars.

I like the honesty of this advertisement

I would have thought a government derived from prisoners and prison officers would be something to be constantly feared.

Written by Tom Hunter

December 1, 2021 at 7:56 am

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  1. The daft buggers who have fled the shithole that is current Illinois to Indiana will vote for another moronic stupid Democrat without understanding why things got so bad back in Illinois. Same for those who have fled California for Texas. Stupid is stupid as, because getting socialism right Next Time is a bloody mirage. How many dehydrated have perished crawling to the Mirage up ahead?

    Gravedodger

    December 1, 2021 at 12:55 pm


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