Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Up Front: Oh, God, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    I feel no fear here-- just a genuine concern that one religious creed dominates public life in New Zealand, and intrudes into schooling where it shouldn't.

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  • Up Front: Oh, God,

    Of course Religious education, Bible classes ... whatever ... must be opt-in and not opt-out, and should be general policy.

    The only memory I have of bible stuff growing up in a small Taranaki town was the rather dismal bible class dances which largely constituted social life in those days. No much opportunity to explore my Jewish heritage either.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Rich; do think seriously about this. A vote for Finlayson means a vote for National.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    In the interest of fairness and valance, just as the media refer to the alleged claims of Nicky Hager, so then we should refer to the alleged death threats against Cameron Slater.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Grey Fucking Area, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Yes, I missed our Friday music treat too. I guess Russell is staying out of sight, to avoid running into all those horrible people associated with Slater.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    I would feel a little sympathetic to National and Key if they showed a bit more gumption (as my old dad would say) and publicly severed all links with Slater, dumped Farrar and got a new pollster and, most importantly, demoted Collins to the back benches. David Cameron recently dumped his Minister of Education Michael Gove, declaring him 'toxic' to the Conservatives and politics generally. Key just needs to do the same with this Toxic Trio.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    The morning papers arrive and you might expect the big story of the day to feature large. Instead, it is tucked away on A3 in the Herald and pretty much absent in the Waikato Times. Instead, both feature a near-identical and rather mawkish front-page story about the drowning of a three-year-old in Waihi.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Grey Fucking Area, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Sure did. A Korean feast at The Family House restaurant firstly. The visitors were highly complimentary of the Claudelands Arena and both Nick Bollinger and Marty Duda on The 13th Floor have posted enthusiastic reviews of the concert,

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  • Hard News: The crybaby philosopher,

    Splutter! Whyte and his compatriots live a peculiar cuckoo land.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Grey Fucking Area,

    Well, that was a once-in-a-lifetime experience: Bob Dylan singing an encore of All Along the Watchtower and Blowin' in the Wind, in waltz time, as an encore to a great concert 5 minutes down the road from our house.

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