Posts by Paul Campbell

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  • Hard News: The sole party of government,

    yes but a rising tide of civil servants is more of a stereotypically Labour image .... in this case I assume this storm serge is caused by fired civil servants washing up on the tide

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2150 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government,

    I think the "internet voting will raise turnout" idea assumes that all the people who are not voting have ready access to the internet (and the confidence to use it for something as important as voting)

    On the other hand those "rank 40 names" STV city council votes might be a great thing to do on line for those who do commonly vote

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2150 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government,

    As Hager quoted Slater (spit) – sturm udn drang like Dirty Politics depresses turnout and the right benefits.

    Seems to me the left needs:

    - an ongoing enrollment process for their potential voters, starting today
    - up the pressure on the dirty politics thing – nail the Nats as the weasily slime they are far out from the next election so that it is in effect over by the time the next election has come around

    Remember Nixon got reelected after Watergate, it was after that his world fell in

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2150 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government,

    looking at the results here in Dunedin I can see two things. Firstly almost all of Winston's votes came from Labour. Secondly people vote FPP in electorates and MMP in the local party vote ... those on the left choose the left wing electorate candidate they think can win in an FPP race

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2150 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Time to Vote,

    Yes it is a lovely day here in Dunedin, we went up to the local kindy, found somewhere to tie up the dog ..... lots of people seem to be taking their dogs to vote today ....

    Voting is sooo easy here in NZ .... I'd watched my partner vote in the US many times .... everything from President to dogcatcher ballots were so complex

    And we still get to count ours manually - hooray!

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2150 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Time to Vote,

    We've taken our kids with us when we vote all their lives, we've talked about how to choose who to vote for, and how and who and why we choose to vote .... but when they started to vote made sure they knew it was their decision.

    My son proudly harassed National's Woodhouse at Uni over his anti-gay marriage stance

    This year they've both moved out, we've kept up the "you are going to vote aren't you" gentle reminders, I'll send them a text tomorrow. We'll both go to the church at the top of the hill early tomorrow then go for a coffee.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2150 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A call from Curia,

    If it's a push poll it's subtle, when I returned to NZ 9ish years ago, and was new on the local electoral roll I got the most blatant National push poll that I eventually hung up on

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2150 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    When our annoying troller named 'jack'
    Promised us he'd never come back
    Our 'twisted selves' all really knew
    He was hitting refresh despite his adieu
    To see if anyone had noticed his lack

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2150 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    well maybe not an arrow, maybe more like a boomerang

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2150 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    There once was a troll here named 'Starrow'
    Who carried water for Key in his barrow
    On the eve of the election
    He changed his direction
    And fled from this place like an arrow

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2150 posts Report Reply

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