Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • OnPoint: Spending "Cap" is Fiscal Anorexia,

    Don Johns & Fiscal Dragoons...

    National’s coalition agreement with ACT

    I trust this "Satan sandwich" was signed in blood!
    I dont see a dedicated 'No surprises' clause though...

    Banks as Regulatory Reform Minister?
    - Master of taps and spigots, enlarger of hoops
    and fine print, exalted Less-Bettererer of Rules...
    the mind boggles.
    I foresee Small Businesses becoming smaller
    under his wing as well...

    I love this bit:

    For the avoidance of doubt ACT will, in particular, seek reassurance that the $400 million investment by the Crown Water Investment is in the national interest and does not embody significant non-transparent wealth transfer

    Doesn't that just say that significant transparent wealth transfers are ok? Look for a Bechtel-type PPP arrangement soon...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5361 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Next Labour Leader, in reply to Isaac Freeman,

    ...possibly by “unorthodox” you mean something like “comprehensible”?

    Speaking of which, how did the 'Zine Fest go on Saturday?

    and may I remind readers that there is an excellent exhibition of 8 new Kathryn Madill paintings on at City Art in Disraeli st, Christchurch until December 22.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5361 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Most Discursive Website, in reply to Hebe,

    Baying at the moon...

    Post Laureate

    Why thanks Hebe, but I think the only laurels I shall be resting on are through the Looking Glass Bush (Coprosma Repens, Taupata, the NZ Laurel)...

    Unless of course you mean post-laureate or the after laureate, fossicker in dregs, leavings, lees and sediment - all hail the day of the remains, here comes da sludge!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5361 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Most Discursive Website, in reply to Russell Clarke,

    in pelite company...

    That's not gneiss

    Shale be right...
    We're a flinty lot in Christ cherts
    but don't spark at loose talc...

    Do what thou wilt...

    a boisterous and disputatious rabble...

    Bloody Rabelais - looks like another Gargantuan feed of Pantagruel again...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5361 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Most Discursive Website, in reply to JacksonP,

    Gabbro, Gabbro, Hey!

    It's just norite!
    Ahh, Lambchop.

    I'd have thought it was more plutonic...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5361 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Christchurch: Last One Standing,

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    a grave concern...
    Awaiting the epitaph righters -
    Cemetery, Reserve Tce, Lyttelton...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5361 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Christchurch: Last One Standing,

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    orphaned oasis...

    The damage to everyday life is what has affected me most strongly.

    Houseless backyard, Fitzgerald Ave...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5361 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Most Discursive Website, in reply to Emma Hart,

    this place rocks...

    It builds on what’s gone before it, becomes part of the whole, and provides a foundation for whatever comes next.

    Oh, now you're just being sedimental...
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5361 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Most Discursive Website,

    an award for short attention spans?
    Congratulations on the poll dancing prize... Excellent news, that this site has been recognised as the soul of digression, the home of waffly irony with no lack of prolix 'n' politics...
    I'm thinking Islander's wonderful “circumperambulation” has found the perfect new home, here at heart of circumlocutory rambling, fluent reasoning and meandering streams of consciousness...

    Discurs...
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5361 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Christchurch: Last One Standing, in reply to Alex Efimoff,

    Orienteering help for out-of-towners...

    Central Christchurch

    Cashel Street, above Madras St looking west in fact - that's Bedford Row to the left of the photo (next to the new IRD building) CTV was to the right and the Grand Chancellor is the distant high point (now much more skeletal looking) ...
    Great photos Alex.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5361 posts Report Reply

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