Posts by Ian Dalziel

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

    the 'tum' essence...

    Tumultuous

    +1
    it's a swell word -
    To moult is to lose feathers,
    a Tumulus is a burial mound,
    thus this goose is cooked,
    while they make mountains
    out of molehills,
    them chickens are home,
    to roost in peace...

    Tumult really does describe Parliament
    under National though:

    a loud, confused noise, esp. one caused by a large mass of people. Confusion or disorder...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5201 posts Report Reply

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

    Sansabelt ...

    Thorndon Bubble

    how about the 'Bowen Triangle" ?
    I hear moral compasses just don't work in the area...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    far canal...

    send the prize to Nicky Hagar

    Nicky Hager will be heading to Venice for the Biennale next year, as an adviser on Simon Denny's NZ contribution 'Secret Power'...

    Though what a shame to see Jenny Gibbs redirecting her 'Medici-like arts patronage' away from this because she doesn't like Hager's involvement - at least she is still donating to ex-hubby's hobby party ACT. - putting the ART in Partisan for the pissants...
    Guess they won't be sending an Aquada over for local transport.

    :- (

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…, in reply to Craig Lucinsky,

    running away with the circuits...

    This makes me yell at my transistor every time.

    Perhaps you need some resistors...
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    'Pretty legal'*

    and other fictions and flights of fancy from Steven Joyce
    the pre-eminent eminem miner

    (this has been bandied about in Stuff's list of 'phrases of the year' too)

    * alot like the Treaty of Waitangi in relation to sovereignty

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    'Chit Chat'

    Finlayson's reading of parliamentary select committee processes
    and not a discussion of ministers spending

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Muppet

    as beloved by John Key
    although a puppet himself, he does like to 'keep his hand in'
    - look for his new book of epic epithets:
    Puns and Duty - the humour of the House

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5201 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Movement, in reply to David Hood,

    This filmy seedpoddy thing...

    ...this photosynthetic anti-Lorde,
    toss tressed and
    all stems go!
    Chloroplaster class...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Some reprehensible bullshit,

    more selective moralising?
    re the Pastor praying for someone to commit suicide:

    I note that Stuff has a screen shot of the email which ends:
    "I pray that you will commit suicide, you filthy child molesting fag."
    which is a bit different to their headline:
    "Pastor told gay Christian: Go kill yourself"

    Meanwhile The NZ Herald presents a quote - as if it were verbatim:
    "I pray that you will commit suicide, you filthy fag."
    so they edited some of the egregious material out without indicating that they had.
    Were they trying to water it down or what?

    Not good journalistic practice or integrity on both papers part.

    (I also posted this on the 'same sex marriage in churches' thread)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5201 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Why churches should marry…,

    re the Pastor praying for someone to commit suicide:

    I note that Stuff has a screen shot of the email which ends:
    ""I pray that you will commit suicide, you filthy child molesting fag."
    which is a bit different to their headline:
    "Pastor told gay Christian: Go kill yourself"

    Meanwhile The NZ Herald presents a quote - as if it were verbatim:
    "I pray that you will commit suicide, you filthy fag."
    yet they edited some of the egregious material out without indicating that they had.
    Were they trying to water it down or what?

    Not good journalistic practice or integrity on both papers part.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5201 posts Report Reply

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