Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Legal Beagle: Terrorism is already illegal, in reply to BenWilson,

    an excellent smoke screen, a way of diverting attention away from a government with a lot to hide, and it could just blow over...

    They haven't played their 'if you are questioning the Government,you must be supporting the terrorists' card yet... have they?
    Every Deck (Cheney clone) has one...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5061 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Hager saga continues, in reply to Lilith __,

    but the House has dolted

    aaah!
    So that's the 'Stable Future' people voted for...

    ...but, doesn't that mean we then
    have a 'stablehand' in control?

    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5061 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Terrorism is already illegal, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Actually not.

    Yeah, I kinda knew that,
    but it is his signalled intent
    to use urgency, again,
    as in the past...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5061 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Hager saga continues, in reply to Lilith __,

    All the more so when measured against...

    ...John Key - a dolt from the Blue Lagoon

    or perhaps warnings on Hide's & Roughan's columns
    Warning: Contains a dolt's concepts!

    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5061 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Terrorism is already illegal,

    business as usual
    First day back in the office and National are trying to push through ill-conceived legislation or alterations, under urgency...

    First. Bloody. Day!

    </sigh>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5061 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: The Colour Of Spring, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Huston we have lift off!

    Angelica Archangelica

    With no sense of scale,
    that top pic puts me
    in mind of some kind of
    'Tiny Mahuta' firework...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5061 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    testing... 1... 2...
    Fairfax takes the Radio NZ Interviewers style debate from the Letters Pages to a brief article, promising comment from current RNZ boss (and ex-Fairfax exec and editor) on Monday...
    Oddly the example they have picked of so called 'feral' behaviour is one of Espiner's better moments - when he wouldn't let Key get away with parroting the party line on a question that needed an answer not a sidetrack...
    If that is setting the narrative - it's missing the point.
    To my way of thinking
    - which 'admittedly' can be fraught at times...

    My recollection of Thompson's time at The Press was that he was all about the changes...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5061 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Doing over the witness,

    Who do these people think they are?
    More reasons to suspect the honesty of police - just great!

    Waikato police covered up the existence of a corrupt cop who stole drugs from a police station evidence safe.
    The theft is believed to be the reason a Black Power gang member changed his guilty plea in a drugs case in 2011.
    But it was only after the Waikato Times approached police following a three-month investigation that Waikato police district commander superintendent Bruce Bird last week admitted the incident occurred.
    The theft involved up to $5000 of methamphetamine (P) which went missing from a police evidence safe at Huntly Police Station between June 2010 and January 2011.

    How can they then demand or expect 'Honesty' or openness from Joe Public when their own example is set so far below what is expected, and contrary to what they charged with doing on behalf of said Public...?

    One bad cop = they are all bad, until proven otherwise - this scenario can't end well!

    Looks like the new boss is going to be spending even more time apologising to people - perhaps, one day they might start looking at the reasons and causes rather than the symptoms...

    This is all on National's watch too, I might add...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5061 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Cilla!, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    has anyone seen Work is a Four Letter Word?

    Pretty sure I saw it in a double feature at the Avenue in Riccarton (perhaps part of a uni arts festival - not that I went to uni)
    It came after Morgan, a suitable case for treatment - also starring David Warner.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5061 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Cilla!, in reply to Ken Double,

    The IT Crowd...

    A raised glass to Fourth Estate...

    ...and for their assistance with the early days of Flying Nun as well...
    very useful having a toll-free line to Auckland, and a loading dock to store boxes of vinyl and covers until any passing band could take them down to Chchch or north...
    and long lunches for doing the record stores orders or picking up from pressing plant or printer....

    Fun times - Mr Double may well remember some of the long largely liquid lunches we had...

    I seem to recall helping out on the odd deadline for In Touch and with some graphics (at a house inMt Victoria) - maybe I'm persona non grata with Gary these days...
    c'est la vie
    (say the old folks)
    goes to show...

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