Posts by Paul Campbell

  • Southerly: This Week in Parliament (in…,

    What you’re implying that racing is not a sport? I’m pretty sure that’s heresey, especially if uttered within about 100km of Winston

    I mean if it wasn’t a sport and instead a business then the practice of using pokey profits to pay for prizes would be, um …. illegal

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2205 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: This Week in Parliament (in…,

    Yes, why do we have a Minister of Racing, but not a Minister of Silly Walks?

    We don't even have a Minister of Rugby or Netball

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2205 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Old Delhi,

    I just spent a couple of weeks in Hanoi, I started collecting photos of the incongruous - the hammer&sickle in front of the brand new stock exchange, the same with a pair of doves as a xmas street decoration etc etc after a while I realised what I was collecting were really artifacts of my culture, Vietnam had moved on ....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2205 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Sky is the limit,

    Yeah my kids will be paying for Dunedin's stupid stadium, probably my grand kids too, if some councillors have their way.

    Even if you ignore the horrendous mortgage its costing the local ratepayers $4M a year in what are basically subsidies to its only user, professional rugby, who blatantly ignore this situation that they created in the first place.

    No city makes money on stadiums, their proper remit is playing fields, not propping up the good old boys who run professional sport who couldn't finance their way out of a wet paper bag.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2205 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: We're in this together,

    And I've 'listened' since the written version became one of my few connections back to NZ via usenet ....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2205 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Terror panics and the war imperative,

    Given dear leader's recent troubles with that particular oily person of debatable character we might see a move to mandatory shipment to ISIS for select suspects chosen by the GCSB and the PM's office

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2205 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Terror panics and the war imperative,

    Surely Key understands that by not allowing the (mythical) terrorists to travel overseas they'll have to do their (mythical) terror here?

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2205 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Adric and the Art of Asking,

    I think I speak for everone when I say that we all look forward to you developing some appropriately weird super powers after your next bout with radiation, perhaps the ability to reach through the internet and slap people with fish or something similar

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2205 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    (my apologies to Russell for mispelling his name, editting seems to have been broken while my editing window was open)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2205 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    I think that "Dirty Politics" is it - so obviously it that Russlel should be offering prizes for 2nd and 3rd rather than first

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2205 posts Report Reply

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