Posts by Grant McDougall

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics, in reply to mark taslov,

    #dirtypolitic’s legacy...

    At the end of the day

    Ho-ho, very clever !

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics,

    Always a fun read, the WOTY reveal. I'm really pleased #dirtypolitics won; it was the biggest story in NZ politics for years and in years to come will taint Key's legacy. It'll continue to linger over the government for the rest of their term - and rightly so.

    Also, it is all encompassing of the times and issues, whereas others like Whaledump and "at the end of the day" wouldn't have been as widely known or existed without it.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Well they sure do seem like something invented by The Onion.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Big Reveal

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Lorde

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good ideas that…,

    Russell, I'm bitterly disappointed at your failure to tell everyone that DJ Max Key is in the house

    Listen to them here

    I wonder if this song will be in their set ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4TMJ6oEla4

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Team Little: pretty good,

    I'm quite surprised that Finance has gone to Robertson. He's a clever bloke and should handle it competently, but I think his heart is more in the social issues / policy area, not bean-counting.

    Still, he's a safe pair of hands and it's a good way of keeping him close to the leader. It's a pity David Parker didn't want to retain it, as he's been very good. It's also pleasing that Little has signaled for the likes of Goff, etc, to hand in their retirement notice before the next election.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Music: Watching on Twitter…,

    KEXP's a great station, loads of good stuff on it.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    What’s wrong with a Union?

    Nothing at all. But their inordinate effect on the leadership vote is. As I said earlier, the vote should've just been made by the caucus.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Russell Brown,

    It’s not credible to stand a leader who does that badly in his own electorate, especially one who also failed to win a majority of caucus and party membership votes in becoming leader. I presume they start looking for a very safe Labour seat for him now.

    He'll be parachuted into Island Bay or Mt Roskill or one of the other ones currently held by someone that ought to have retired as an MP by now and is preventing young blood entering the party.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 663 posts Report Reply

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