Posts by Steve Barnes

  • Hard News: UPDATED: Media Take: Election…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    He invented “Fuck John Key!” too, just quietly.

    Indignant splutter..... I claim prior use, I have been saying that for over 6 years.

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  • Hard News: UPDATED: Media Take: Election…,

    No, as wonderful as the internet is, I think those of you actually in NZ are better placed to be the judge of that.

    Any takers on that? I still can't find any evidence of the Commission rattling any cages on the Right. Could it be they are clean as the proverbial whistle or is their boss glowering in their direction?.

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  • Hard News: UPDATED: Media Take: Election…, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Nor does it read as such. It’s much more “this is what I’ve been doing” than “vote for me!”

    It seems to me and I think this needs closer attention, that if the material is coming from a left leaning site/person then the Electoral Commission gets their heckles up and wags the waggyfinger. I see no such thing pertaining to right whingers. Please correct me if you have seen such fairness.
    I suppose you could, at a pinch, say stating support for the incumbent is doing nothing, nothing to see here, just keeping things the way they are, is not advertising, as opposed to... "new, improved, fairer, more shiny Cunliffe, removes Whale Oil Stains in a single wipe" which would be seen as an ad.

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  • Hard News: Didn't see that coming,

    Best Quiz name I came across was “Crouching Cider, Hidden Flagon” much more imaginative and original than “Ream Key”
    Damn, a typo. Of course I mean "Team Key" I really must get around to fixing that one day.

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  • Speaker: If political parties were beer ..., in reply to Annon_sorry,

    I would have gone for Steinlarger for the Nats, solidly corporate and once the controlled environment breaks down and it reaches room temperature the gloss goes off the taste and it tastes like Whale Piss.

    attended by close to 50% women.

    I have met some of those 50% women.
    And here is one of them... literally...

    Had to post that... had me in stitches.

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  • Hard News: Didn't see that coming, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Keep on trucking…:-)

    Mother Truckers...

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Carol Stewart,

    How is this even legal?

    On the legality bit, although totally off the Fisher/Slater debacle.
    Forging a signature on a document, as Collins allegedly did, carries a max 10 year jail term, instant dismissal from Parliament as the jail time is over 2 years.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to nzlemming,

    Slater publishing anything vaguely incriminating.

    My thought too...

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to DeepRed,

    the article’s paywalled.

    Not really a problem, its only the rich that need convincing. ;-)

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  • Hard News: Didn't see that coming,

    Front page of Herald today...
    Dotcom: I had no idea Liu had any problems
    They seem to be pushing this story, guy invests in Mega, guy gets busted for alleged money laundering. This is one of the charges .com is facing himself , allegedly, and is basically a meaningless charge unless it can be proven that the money was come by illegally. For a start this is a police raid, not a resulting conviction following a court case so nothing proven but still the Herald sees fit to try and tar .com with this virtual broad brush, dirty politics or just bad journalism?.
    Seems the powers that be, through the long blue arm of Johnny Law, have it in for Internet Mana. Hone, it appears, may be charged for careless driving following an accident in the Maungamukas. I know this stretch of road, it is treachourous. The police seem to think that all the blame lies firmly at the feet of Mr Harewira and not with the abysmal state of the roads, especially in the North.
    If you have a look at the pictures of that collapsed piece of State Highway 1, just south of Kawkawa, you will see that the actual road construction is less than 200mm thick. This is quality of the roads we have to put up with, these roads cost lives. We already have roads of national importance but they are failing fast. What seems to be of importance to National in respect to roads is how much their mates can make from building new ones to their holiday homes.

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