politic peace piece...
Joe, I read Stephen's reply more as a devil's advocation, something I do myself, regularly... and I note his frustration with the processes he is saddled with.
Plus he's only recently arrived in Christchurch and let's face it, it may as well be Polanski's Chinatown to an outsider...
.and you know the internet's affect on tone and nuance...
...Politics is a strange and frustrating beast - all Victorian in the basement and trying to be The Future on the telly - plus everything inbetween and all of it human - ostensibly about governance it has become focused on personalities and sides...
Key wins when people who want the same thing don't cut each other any slack...
I think I'm gonna have to volunteer to help,
any one else?
It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World
Chchch music scene in turmoil as the hunt for James Brown continues…
Don't worry folks, the Police are on top of things...
What joe said...
...I agree. Wagner was a 'cuckoo candidate' from day one, on the National list (for whatever reason) she had an office on a high profile street in Chchch (Montreal), many people thought she already was the 'local MP' due to that alone.
Then at least Labour always had the electorate office where it could be seen, in Worcester street behind the cathedral and then Bealey & Fitzgerald aves corner - both good visibility sites - reassuring.
All was swept away, Brendon Burns was abandoned and dispirited, no list person flown in to fly the flag, and the strong Women's Division of Labour were left to do all the heavy lifting down here - which they did (and continue to do) admirably in spades - but none of them really 'spoke for' the Central City electorate.
It seems Lianne saw she could do more for Chchch as Mayor than as a Labour politician, and whatever that says to the electorate needs to be clarified...
Perception is everything.
What happened to the Labour Party book caravan at the markets ?
is it still out there?
Joe, it looks like they are gonna need a push to get running again, we might have to pull over and give 'em a shove, when it comes to it, we really don't want that other mob winning, again!
(I can just see Key's new flag 'The Sudden Double Cross' flying over Parliament a new standard twinned with the Jolly Roger from decades before... and I shudder!)
the hows at Pooh Corner...
a disproportionate number of abandoned bags of doggy do
Does this imply an equal but opposing incommensurate quantity of doggy do-less bags in an ownerless state?
Just trying to grapple with the purported size of the plant-borne pendulous poop-packed polyethylene pouch proliferation,
With a sample of one, and X and Y are unknown but relative...
I suspect this is the sort of problem I could solve, had I paid more attention during algebra some decades ago, cough.
Solution: A fecal DNA analysis machine linked to the database of chipped and DNA sampled dogs - a good little earner for the ACC.
(PS there was a full page ad for Auckland in The Press the other day, that 'A' logo really does make it look like a division of Telecom©)
testing one two...
is this thing on?
oh well, as no one else is around
and I just found this video gem
that I somehow missed on release,
- Chris Knox "The Agony of the Agnostic",
video by Danijela Vitasovich
No mincing curses here, Vicki Anderson has a fine angry piece triggered by this in The Press / Stuff at the moment - well worth a read, as always.
Blair Parkes has just showcased some of his wonderful coast-to-coast captures – literally, but he paints with ‘float-ons’ instead of photons…
… I like them a lot, the markings beguile and trigger random responses.
and which way is 'up' ?
in the ocean it's always a bob each way...
John Key's best bud...
It appears that John Key used no Intelligence services to 'spy' on Winston Peters - he used Cameron Slater - so doubly true then!
Apparently they talk all the time, shudder - all the more reason for the National Regime to be swept from the pages of history...
Sad to hear that Broadcasting all-rounder Paul Norris has died.
Labour's lost ground...
an aside to the main thread, but tangentially connected:
Just who the hell is the Labour Central Christchurch candidate?
Time is wasting, what are they waiting for?
The boundary changes should only worry someone like Nicky Wagner who is really only there by the vagaries of fate and does very little that is noticeable - she should be worried!
But where is the focus or rallying figure for Labour supporters?
Why didn't they pick someone when they picked the Christchurch East candidate?
Smacks of arrant madness...
OK, I went and looked a bit deeper - nominations close Feb 28 - but I still don't think they are giving themselves enough time - there's a lot of catch up to do for Labour here.