Posts by Grant McDougall

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  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election, in reply to Angela Hart,

    Dunno about Bridges and Brownlee.

    Bridges is too young, plus he still has anger-management issues, ala the Campbell Live interview. Brownlee has a conviction for assaulting a pensioner (I'm not making that up), so doesn't have a clean sheet.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 627 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Mo' Nina,

    Those five cd sets are superb, I've treated myself to about 10 of them over the past year or so. They're a pretty good way to get rare stuff you'd otherwise have to pay through the nose for, e.g the Jefferson Airplane set with their v.rare pre-Grace Slick debut.

    There's also some good three cd sets, esp. the Leonard Cohen one with New Skin For The Old Ceremony, Death Of A Ladies' Man and Recent Songs on it. Just this arvo I got the three cd Only Ones set at the Warehouse in Mosgiel for $6 !

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 627 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Labour should really try to schmooze Peters' vanity in this regard: "So, how'd you like your legacy to be as Sir Winston Peters, the man who cleaned NZ politics up...?"

    Then again, that just be, er, bribery, and, er, a bit unethical.

    Still, I bet Labour's keener to massage his ego than National.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 627 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Telling Our Own Tales, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    It also must be remembered that the 'quake struck at 4.30am on a Saturday, so there were far less people in the central city, out and about, etc, so that probably saved a few lives.

    A mate of mine tells me a great story of a Dutch tourist being found crashed out in a station-wagon near where the Twisted Hop pub was in the inner city. He'd had a big night out on the booze, went to sleep in his car and couldn't figure out why there were all these bricks all over it the next morning.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 627 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Telling Our Own Tales, in reply to Thomas Beagle,

    Anyone want to predict whether Christchurch voters will vote for National more, less, or about the same as the rest of the country?

    I asked this question last week to someone who works in the media in Chch. He said there's a good chance that, Ilam aside, the electorates will all go Labour. National holds Chch Central by a mere 47 votes and the re-drawn boundaries take in far more Labour-leaning territory, so that's at least one that'll change.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 627 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    The whiskey will taste very, very, very good to Winston Peters tonight.

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  • Hard News: Didn't see that coming,

    Any ideas why Matthew Hooton has been so open in his calls to sack Collins ? Has he had a falling-out with some of the Nats and their mates ?

    I'd have thought he'd toed the party line, but he's made repeated calls.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 627 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Craig, thanks for clarifying that. It amazes me that Slater has kept his grudge for so long and is simply unable to respect a basic democratic process.

    I'd assumed there'd been some sort of major incident between them and / or their friends, but Slater really is being a sore loser if that's what it's all about.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 627 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ...,

    Why does Slater and his cabal so dislike Michelle Boag so much ? Any particular reason, or is it purely a clash if personalities ?

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ...,

    The UBS's display of Dirty Politics has a great gimmick: a pile of sick-bags and a sign saying "FREE SICK-BAG with Dirty Politics (in case a sense of nausea over-whelms you !)."

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 627 posts Report Reply

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