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Last updated on July 24th, 2017 at 08:19 am

Rage-filled Democrats have responded to George W. Bush’s re-election by remaining in the US:

In the days after President Bush won a second term, the number of U.S. citizens visiting Canada’s main immigration Web site shot up sixfold, prompting speculation that unhappy Democrats would flock north.

But official statistics show the number of Americans actually applying to live permanently in Canada fell in the six months after the election.

Texan Bryan Boyko, however, who promised to leave for New Zealand, has finally moved.

From blogspot. To another host.

Posted by Tim B. on 08/06/2005 at 09:36 AM
    1. check the personal savings on his website – if he needs $NZ4200 to apply for a working visa & he’s only saved 972 since the US election, he ain’t going anywhere soon

      Posted by KK on 08/06 at 10:00 AM • permalink


    1. The outraged left – all talk and no walk!

      Maybe they just realised that as much as they loathe the stupidity of their own countries, they still are better than most.  That should give them all a double dose of depression.

      Posted by platey mates on 08/06 at 10:22 AM • permalink


    1. Is Alec Baldwin still here?

      Posted by Achillea on 08/06 at 10:57 AM • permalink


    1. Perhaps we should take up a collection to help remove him move. That way he can share his self-loathing whining thoughtful criticisms of all things American with his fellow Enzedders.

      After all, New Zealand’s loss is our gain.

      Now what’s holding up the crowd that was headed for Canada?

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 08/06 at 11:01 AM • permalink


    1. Now what’s holding up the crowd that was headed for Canada?

      Language barrier?

      Posted by Dave S. on 08/06 at 11:41 AM • permalink


    1. Ah, “virtual” immigration. What will these melodramatic lefties think of next?

      Posted by paco on 08/06 at 12:12 PM • permalink


    1. Dave S.  I think maybe they met some Eastern Canadians… (all the Western Canadians are down here taking jobs away from our actors.)

      “You’re so worfless Awec Baldwin…”

      Paco—“Fake but accurate” immigration.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 08/06 at 02:33 PM • permalink


    1. My kids used to threaten to run away when I was being mean Mommy to them.  But then, of course, dinnertime intervened.  I think this is somewhat the same phenomenon.  But that’s just me.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 08/06 at 02:44 PM • permalink


    1. #8 I agree.
      I give Boyko some credit for following through on his promise however I think after moving from Texas to the comparatively socialist “paradise” of NZ he’ll realise the freedoms he’s lost. Personally I think we’ll find him back home within 5 years and quietly voting Republican for the rest of his life.

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 08/06 at 05:32 PM • permalink


    1. “All talk and no walk” He’s from Texas so make that “all hat and no cattle.” A very small hat at that.

      “Virtual” immigration.  Hmmm Does that mean we now have to say; “Don’t let your OS hit your sorry butt on the way out.” Just asking.

      Posted by yojimbo on 08/06 at 05:38 PM • permalink


    1. Did not one of our own great Australian “actresses” (cant remember who) threaten to slash her wrists if the baby killer Howard was returned as PM? A couple of months later she appeared on Denton’s program (who else would have her?) I stayed long enough to observe that her wrists were remarkably free of scarring. I wonder if Denton pressed her on the issue. I don’t think so!

      Posted by Gravelly on 08/06 at 06:21 PM • permalink


    1. That was ol’ Toni Collette.

      She recently wrote a whiny letter to the PM complaining about mulesing, but was then taken aside by farmers and gently explained the facts of the situation, rather than PETA propaganda. She then apologised to the farmers and withdrew her letter.

      Posted by Quentin George on 08/06 at 06:48 PM • permalink


    1. But they promised! I’ll never believe anything they say again.

      Posted by ak on 08/06 at 07:15 PM • permalink


    1. ak: Why did you believe them in the first place?

      Posted by Patrick Chester on 08/06 at 10:32 PM • permalink


    1. A good thing I’ve learned not to trust Democrats.  Otherwise, I might have lost my shirt in airline stocks, betting on their great migration.

      If it’s the winters that are putting them off, I hear it’s quite warm in Cuba year-round.

      Posted by Mitch on 08/06 at 10:57 PM • permalink


    1. Hmmm…guess they checked out The Weather Channel and found out a balmy day in Calgary means it’s 20 below…and only light snow…

      Posted by tioedong on 08/07 at 03:02 AM • permalink


    1. he needs $NZ4200 to apply for a working visa

      $NZ4200 is only about $1.53 in US dollars, this guy must be a real loser…

      Posted by ArtVandelay on 08/07 at 04:03 AM • permalink


    1. Hey, Tim. 

      You ever think to ask me why that bar hasn’t moved?  Or why I moved hosts?

      I mean, it’s not like I’m hard to find. 

      The bar hasn’t moved in a while because I only put in stuff that I’m absolutely sure isn’t going to be needed for food, rent and the like.  No, I don’t have a stable job.  Most people just out of college don’t, I would wager.  I have bills that came up – I was going to add in about $2000US in one big shot but I got blindsided by a major bill that was due – I plan on adding $500 in the middle of the month, just as soon as I get the next paycheck, to make sure that I don’t need to spend it. 

      I’m not giving up, no matter how hard it is or how long it finally takes.

      If you give a flying fuck, which you really shouldn’t. I mean – who cares, right? I’m just one guy. Does the idea that one guy is leaving the country bother you that much?

      It must hurt that I’m still going. That I couldn’t just pack up and move – that there were hurdles that I had to jump through. It hurts you that I’m still serious despite all this, that I didn’t just “give up” when seeing how difficult it is.

      Maybe it’s because, deep down, you know why I’m leaving. That you know that this neoconservative utopia that you’ve worked out just isn’t working — or maybe you’re so deluded that you can’t understand why someone would leave a country that tortures it’s prisoners to death, invades other nations without provocation, and throws journalists in jail.

      Maybe the fact that I’m leaving strips away all the delusions that you’ve built around yourself to block out all the bad news, to block out every horror and secret atrocity simply because you don’t want to believe it.  You’re like kids with your hands covering your ears, pretending that you’re not as shit-scared as the rest of us because, hey, you can’t be afraid of what you don’t care to see. 

      And maybe the fact that I’m willing to leave for New Zealand to support peace shames the fact that you’re not willing to leave for Iraq to support war.

      I have no time or patience with chickenhawks.

      Posted by Brian Boyko on 08/07 at 05:03 AM • permalink


    1. Umm, Brian, it appears from your diatribe that you are not aware that Tim is not a yank.
      abd BTW, I am sure he doesn’t give a flying fuck what you do – you are just unfortunate he singled you out amongst the masses who have yet to live up to their commitment to immigrate because george bushalliburthitler stole another election.And if I was you I would wait another month to see the outcome of the NZ election.  Wouldn’t want to burn any bridges.

      Posted by entropy on 08/07 at 05:58 AM • permalink


    1. And Mr Blair just came back from the Persian Gulf a month or so ago, but you wouldn’t know that…

      signed: His mother.

      Posted by entropy on 08/07 at 06:00 AM • permalink


    1. Who is this Boyko guy anyway?

      Posted by blogstrop on 08/07 at 06:02 AM • permalink


    1. the fact that I’m willing to leave for New Zealand to support peace

      I agree with you, Brian…the more silly deluded whinging lefties like you leave the US, the more peaceful the place will be.

      A couple hundred thousand more and maybe I’ll emigrate to the States. 🙂

      Posted by PW on 08/07 at 06:23 AM • permalink


    1. Maybe the fact that I’m leaving strips away all the delusions that you’ve built around yourself to block out all the bad news, to block out every horror and secret atrocity simply because you don’t want to believe it.  You’re like kids with your hands covering your ears, pretending that you’re not as shit-scared as the rest of us because, hey, you can’t be afraid of what you don’t care to see. 

      Ummmm, no, Brian.  That’s not it.  See, you’re an exception, not the rule.  Clearly you missed this point.

      I see these threats by lefties to run away as just that—threats.  Like RebeccaH, these are just the tantrums of children who are screaming for things to go their way, no matter what.  But then they never carry through.

      You, as the exception, simply demonstrates that the left remains clueless.  You don’t like what is happening in the USA, and so you move to New Zealand.  Just who is covering their ears here, Brian?  Who is running away from a situation they don’t like? 

      Your leaving “…for New Zealand to support peace…” is a joke, Brian.  Unless you are retaining your US citizenship and voting by absentee, you are effectively taking yourself out of the equation.  And retaining your citizenship would hypocritical, wouldn’t it?

      And if you renounce your citizenship, and become a citizen of New Zealand, so what?  Just what influence on world events does New Zealand has?  It’s a lovely country, and there are many fine people there, but has little genuine influence on the world. 

      Further, what if the NZ government changes?  Been following the news, Brian?  The liberal government is in a bind, as a result of their policies that you like.  A conservative government might be elected.  If that happens, will you run for another socialist sanctuary?

      Sorry, Brian, your arguments simply don’t stand up to reality.  If you believe in something, you stay and work for it.  The terrorists in Iraq know this, unfortunately.  You clearly don’t.  Your “cut and run” policy makes you the chickenhawk, ‘cuz you won’t hang around for the next election, in case the Democrats lose again.

      In the end, the whiners that stay in the US are probably just lazy, or possibly became realistic.  But those that leave, they are the real losers.  And that includes you.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 08/07 at 06:29 AM • permalink


    1. Does the idea that one guy is leaving the country bother you that much?

      Um, no Brian.  I honestly don’t think the idea of you leaving the country really bothers anybody.  In fact, could you please hurry up and leave already?

      Posted by Sean M on 08/07 at 06:51 AM • permalink


    1. Hey Brian,
      I understand Iran is still looking for a few good men…—Nora

      Australia has an open border policy with New Zealand (after all who else is paying for the social security). Piss off and stay away from my country.

      — Nick

      Posted by The Thin Man Returns on 08/07 at 07:38 AM • permalink


    1. Umm, Brian, it appears from your diatribe that you are not aware that Tim is not a yank.

      Apparently Tim’s email address,, didn’t clue him in.  How US-centric of him.

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 08/07 at 08:07 AM • permalink


    1. I looked at Brian’s post and all I could think of was:

      “What would Brian Boyko do? He’d make a plan and he’d follow through, that’s what Brian Boyko’d do…”

      Posted by Quentin George on 08/07 at 08:31 AM • permalink


    1. How exactly does “moving to New Zealand, to support peace” make sense?

      It’s like saying, “I’m moving to Papua New Guinea to support lemon meringue”

      Posted by Quentin George on 08/07 at 08:37 AM • permalink


    1. If Brian is going to move anywhere, he ought to move to the Mariana Trench to support the whales?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 08/07 at 08:46 AM • permalink


    1. If he can’t even raise the scratch for a working visa, how’s he going to afford an ocean going vessel?

      If I thought a PayPal donation on his website would actually go to helping him move, rather than purchase of a consiciousness-altering substance, I’d make a small contribution.

      NZ$4,200 is less than US$3,000.  You can’t even buy a decent used car for that.

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 08/07 at 09:28 AM • permalink


    1. Bruce….I said to the Mariana Trench, not to the ocean above the Mariana Trench.

      <cough cough wink wink wink nudge>

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 08/07 at 11:16 AM • permalink


    1. Yeah, it was pretty obvious.  But the point is Boyko is just a whiner – all talk and no action.

      The election was 9 months ago, he is a college graduate, and he has raised less than US$640 towards his goal of leaving the land he loathes. Judging by his Michael Moore-ish physique, perhaps he should consider getting a job and reducing his food budget.

      Funny how we’ve got millions of hard-working illegal immigrants sending money home to their families, and this guy can’t even find a permanent job.

      Anyway, why New Zealand?  In November he told the BBC he was going to Britain.

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 08/07 at 12:00 PM • permalink


    1. mmmm.  Lemon meringue.

      Posted by Achillea on 08/07 at 01:09 PM • permalink


    1. How exactly does “moving to New Zealand, to support peace” make sense?

      Aww, don’t you know Leftism Rule #47: If a lefty says that an action of his is supposed to result in a certain outcome, then it must have exactly that outcome, no matter how demented or illogical. Hence, Brian moving to NZ is guaranteed to help bring about world peace.

      Well, and beyond that, it’s probably just an expression of the rampant narcissism in Brian’s post above. Seriously, I haven’t read such a whining “me, Me, MEEEEEEEE” comment in quite a while. Just look at him actually thinking that anybody really cares about what he does or doesn’t do; the concept that people are merely laughing at him for his stupidity is obviously entirely inconceivable to him.

      Actually, that narcissism has prompted me to wonder if Brian actually wants to leave. It almost seems as though he made this grandiose claim, hoping that somebody will talk him out of it, but nobody bothered to. So now he’s forced to go through with it in order to save face. Wouldn’t that be fun. At any rate, I’ll believe he’s really gone when he is, not a second before.

      Posted by PW on 08/07 at 01:56 PM • permalink


    1. I won’t be sad to see Brian go, even though, as an American, he’s still one of us. In fact, to judge by the picture on his blog site, he’s practically three of us.

      Let’s help Brian find a job in NZ. Is there anything in sheep shearing available? Maybe quality control for a mutton producer? His photo seems to suggest “accountant” or maybe “IT guy”.

      Actually, if he’s interested in promoting peace, what does he hope to accomplish in NZ? Wouldn’t it make more sense for him to join Scotland Yard’s bomb squad?

      Posted by paco on 08/07 at 02:20 PM • permalink


    1. The Real JeffS—I have an old anchor I can kick in, and maybe a used Russian fishing net…

      Paco—He could go to Palestine and block bulldozers. Briefly.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 08/07 at 04:31 PM • permalink


    1. I’m having this vision of an Israeli sitting in a bulldozer, chasing Boyco over a broad and treeless plain, shouting “shalom!” . . .

      Posted by paco on 08/07 at 05:00 PM • permalink


    1. I have an old anchor I can kick in

      Dan Rather?

      Posted by PW on 08/07 at 06:06 PM • permalink


    1. Or Peter Jennings.

      Why not Kuber?  At least one of those “reactionaries” must have left an innertube or two on the beach somewhere.  Bunch of likeminded folk down there and they all read.

      Posted by yojimbo on 08/07 at 07:36 PM • permalink


    1. No money worries either.  You have enough for a starter for a 55 Chevy.  Getya right in!

      Posted by yojimbo on 08/07 at 07:41 PM • permalink


    1. Why’s he got his fund chart next to his paypal button- does this fat four-eyed fuck expect people to chip in for his visa?

      Mind you, if assorted lefties here were having a whip-around to get the dough to bugger off (permamently) to the Land of the Long Off-White Dole Queue, I’d be inclined to chip in- Un Zud and these pillocks deserve each other.

      Posted by Habib on 08/07 at 09:13 PM • permalink


    1. now, now – NZ is a fine country, sadly half-ruined by morons & political correctness, but still chockers with friendly people who know Kyoto & Osama are baaaaaad things – they just need an influx of RWDBs to help them clear out the Labor government

      Posted by KK on 08/07 at 09:35 PM • permalink


    1. I just love all the non-specific excuses for not saving more money.  From his picture I can guess where most of his money goes.  And a post-grad journo on top of it.  I’d say he’s pretty much unemployable at anything that pays enough to save the money he needs.

      Oh, well, typical Lefty.  What you say is much more important than what you do.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 08/07 at 09:58 PM • permalink


    1. a country that tortures it’s prisoners to death

      Name one.

      And BTW, college boy, the third-person possessive is its. It’s is a contraction.

      Posted by Dave S. on 08/08 at 12:06 AM • permalink


    1. Holy crap. I just checked your site and you’re a post-grad in journalism who worked as an editor. Forgive me for my temerity in correcting a gen-u-wine professional media person. And in my pajamas, no less.

      Posted by Dave S. on 08/08 at 12:11 AM • permalink


    1. Oh, BTW Peter Jennings has just died. News on CNN.

      — Nora

      Posted by The Thin Man Returns on 08/08 at 12:47 AM • permalink


    1. It’s a very SPLIT ENZ at the moment Brian.I feel kinda sorry for you.
      BTW the maori own the radiowaves,the beaches and the land did you know pakeha?

      Posted by crash on 08/08 at 03:18 AM • permalink


    1. Took the words right out of my mouth, crash.

      One of my closest friends is from EnZed, and the stories she has about the maoris are hair-raising. She is a little tiny thing at 5’3” and she took so much crap from them at school – we are talking bottles in the face, that sort of stuff. None of that namby-pamby name calling. Needless to say, nothing was ever done about them.

      I wouldn’t migrate to New Zealand.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 08/08 at 05:27 AM • permalink


    1. I just had a look at Brian’s site, and I’m too lazy to blog in and comment, so will do so here.

      Brian, don’t take the new policy changes so personally. In any case, it is the right of the government of the country to amend immigration regulations as they see fit.

      And the changes are not unreasonable. Four years probation is a bloody good deal. How about those people trying to get work visas or trying to migrate to the US and the hoops they have to jump through?

      You need to get that chip off your shoulder. Maybe it would correct your tilt from the left to something a bit more balanced.

      As for the financial difficulties, they are none of my business – it can be bloody hard work if you don’t have much to start with.

      Have you checked out some of the online singles sites? I know there are some disaster stories out there, but I can also point you to a couple of genuine successes.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 08/08 at 05:35 AM • permalink


    1. Sheesh.  Boyko hasn’t even moved there yet and he’s already disaffected.

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 08/08 at 10:03 AM • permalink


    1. richard: He could go to Palestine and block bulldozers.

      To judge by the picture on his website, he does have a lot of experience in sitting.  Practice, practice, practice.

      Posted by Achillea on 08/08 at 10:25 AM • permalink


    1. Ha Ha Ha.
      In the NZ election, the NZ Nationals (not to be confused with the ratbag agrarian socialists of the same name in OZ) have just released their immigration policy that will require four years of probation before one can obtain citizenship.  Bet poor bryan would enjoy that!

      Posted by entropy on 08/09 at 08:21 AM • permalink


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