Posts by Raymond A Francis

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  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli,

    I don’t see anybody coming out looking better than they did at the start.
    Saying the Right or the Left are worse is laughable as both sides are spinning like demented tops
    Len Brown’s wife by saying nothing, had my sympathy and now my respect

    I am interested in what the women of the Left feel about the “demonising” of the other woman involved,
    We have had her past dragged up and quite nasty spin on her motives
    And as for her “handlers’ ghastly

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  • Up Front: Good Friends,

    Yes, some good things to think about
    You want to help but it is not about you and advice is only helpful when it is asked for

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  • Southerly: Sunstroke in Scotland,

    Liked Edinburgh even though it pissed down with rain when were there last summer, your post tipped the balance on going back there on a fine day

    Glasgow less so, something to do with Great great granddad getting a one way ticket to Australia in 1790 from the Tollbooth which the scotch buggers have knocked down since, no sense of history

    Loved the Georgian buildings in both cities that they are cleaning up and then there was Cullen Slink in the pub while we waited for the rain to ease

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  • Hard News: On Telly, Telly Off,

    Poor old Tim, we seem to have had digital in the South Island for ever, I certainly didn't hear of any old folks/fogeys not getting their fix because they were not up to speed with the new technology

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  • Hard News: Being Jim, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Thanks Russell, got the message, just not aware of that use of agency
    It is always good to learn something new

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  • Hard News: Being Jim,

    A hard row to hoe but hopefully with some fantastic rewards to come (which is not to say you have not has some so far)

    I can’t make sense of this though

    On one occasion, I felt he’d been deprived of agency for the sake of the production

    I take your point but “agency”

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  • Hard News: No Red Wedding, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Often wondered the something myself and wondered just who drives it as it seems a sure way to discord etc
    Yes, National have it and it is driven by the seating positions in Parliament, not sure if the Greens bother as it is not their style. they didn’t use to have Whips rather musterers which I feel has a nice NZ flavour

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  • Hard News: No Red Wedding,

    Seems a sensible compromise, culling the ABCs would have lost Labour a lot of expertise even if there is a need for more pruning before the next election

    Jacinda Ardern just has not been getting much traction, so a sideways move with a chance to shine is good and Louisa Wall now has get something that get her teeth into

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  • Legal Beagle: Dewey Defeats Truman; or…,

    Ooops

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  • Hard News: Jonesing,

    >If Grant Robertson wins the leadership, David Cunliffe will continue to undermine him, just as he did with David Shearer, or
    If David Cunliffe wins the leadership, Grant Robertson will continue to undermine him, just as he did with David Shearer, or
    If Shane Jones wins the leadership, BOTH Grant Robertson AND David Cunliffe will continue to undermine him, just as both did with David Shearer.

    Seem elsewhere (keeping stock blog)
    Discuss
    Could be some truth to this going on their past behaviour

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