Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to nzlemming,

    the bogey man…

    Par for the (golf) course on Planet Key

    …that’ll be the Stableford he’s playing.

    Stableford can have the added benefit of speeding up the pace of play, as once it is no longer possible to score a point, a player does not have to complete the hole but can simply pick up the ball and proceed to the next hole.
    It is a popular form of the game, especially at club level as it is still possible to record a competitive score despite having the occasional bad hole.

    Gotta watch that Bunker Mentality though…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4827 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Gold, myrrh and frank...

    ...incensed at the concept of “Team Key”

    I liked that Glenn Greenwald at the 'Event' only called him
    'President Key' once, and corrected himself, quickly...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4827 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Kim_Wright,

    Not sure for the conclusion if no coherent sentence can be formed.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4827 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Dismal Soyanz,

    What a sh*t!

    Is it just me or was that a total non sequitur?

    I think that was all pro squitter!
    It's not far from fecal to feral...

    :- )
    keeping it scatological, since 2006

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4827 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to mark taslov,

    ...dubious about New Zealand’s desire for the UNSC.

    Me too...
    Especially when I heard either Joyce or Key saying it would be useful for trade networking...
    way to get the wrong end of the stick!

    Paul Buchanan had some cogent thoughts on the earlier attempt in 2012

    and Bryce Edwards has a round up of useful info, here

    Personally I'd say our incumbent Head of State has proved himself less than trustworthy with secrets, gossip, rumour and fact...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4827 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    Cortina trap...

    - Caught in a logic loop.
    I know there are no such words as “bitter” or “cynical” or “envious” or phrases such as “chip-on -the-shoulder” on Planet Key.

    Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do...

    Dave is the man to shut this rogue trading program down
    Key has always been a sell-sword with an eye on the throne
    but the quality of his mercenary is strained...

    NOTE: [Translations are available on 0900 IANSLINGO
    99c per minute. May Contain Adult Concepts.]

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4827 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    Warning Will Robinson! Warning!

    As I"ve repeated. I did dissect my praise for Key on Page 4 of the 2014 Methane Election topic which I suspect may have answered many of Ian’s musings.
    Please refer and get back to me.


    I think we've crossed the Turing Horizon on this one...
    Caught in a logic loop.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4827 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to mark taslov,

    60b in debt

    ahem...
    88b and counting!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4827 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    A letter home…
    …from Bizarro Earth

    I think things are adrift, slipping, slipping, slipping…

    Just recently I seem to have passed through some tenebrous brane into unfathomable dimensions – by some rabbithole topsy turvy tumble.

    Why, in my febrile state I could have sworn a page back someone was here extolling Sarah Palin as a visionary leader for either remote Alaska or the USA Empire itself!!

    Lately our village is besieged by itinerant proselytisers for the failing death cult, persistent in their self-denial, beyond the point of rational reasoning, their brazen form of interlocution is chilling in its disassociation and dissonance – hellbent as they are on saving our sorry souls from the madness ahead, only they, the illuminated, the anointed, can see.

    Bless them for their good intentions, but clearly they are ‘tinkers’ not ‘thinkers’ – pushing tired barrows of tawdry goods with which they hope to win us over.

    All brighteyed and assertive, if not bellicose, they strike out for the democratic right of small self-invited children to wave their dead cat repeatedly at the dinner table, after being told, repeatedly, “we saw the cat, we appreciate it is dead, its interest and novelty has passed, please now keep your cat to yourself and remove it from the table” …

    One such spleen vendor has recently processed about the village like some Cerberus, each head proclaiming a vision at odds with perceived reality, dexterously sinister-shaming the left with a faux even-handedness.

    Semi-settled now, one, nominally ‘a straw joker’ and cornish patsy by the cut of the cloth and accent, has stuck around to this end.
    To persuade us of their bonafides they have nailed their ‘theses’ to the site’s ‘door’ for all to embrace.

    As with all proclamations it is what is left out or between the lines that is most telling. Once winnowed, blowing out the subjective and conjecture, the following grains remain to be examined:

    he was head-hunted to become a member of the parliamentary political party. he was head-hunted to become a member of the parliamentary political party, Key had no strong ties to the National Party.

    Indeed, Whale Oil’s father began grooming him in the dying years of the 20th century

    In 1998, on learning of his interest in pursuing a political career, the National Party president John Slater began working actively to recruit him.

    Key has promoted a winning empathy with a public weary of hidden or partly-hidden agendas.

    The tiny benighted village of Epsom springs to mind, and the insertion of a tame beadle. Plus the surprise chartering of Church and Guild schools from uncharted waters.

    His task is to get things done.

    But who for, and in whose interests – see this (make a cuppa tea)

    Along the way he has shown the common touch which comes from his state-house background.

    Two unquantifiable statements, echoing hollowly…

    He has demonstrated the ability to compromise…

    see above re Epsom and bad ACTors…
    and Comalco and Warners have benefitted
    from his pliability and largesse
    (with a stroke down thru it
    - akshully those were our $s)

    No other Prime Minister in our recent history has so effortlessly imparted this sense of trustworthy pragmatism to the same extent as John Key has.

    This is where I must worry about ergot poisoning from the rough grains and breads the populace must survive on. don’t talk to me about the teeth!

    John Key has yet to be proved to be anywhere near as culpable of the duplicity and dark dealings that they would have us believe.

    Even the disciple can not bring themselves to say King John is not culpable of some dark-dealings and duplicity, the biographies all show him capable…

    People closer to Key than I ever will be report how angry and let down he feels over the dirty politics play-out and he won’t allow Collins for example anywhere near any position of authority again.

    With friends like that who needs enemas?
    Loose-lipped gossips, big-noting braggadocio…

    … the positive impact he has had on foreign shores

    Yes his stance on ’prosecution by drone and hellfire missile’ is well known.

    I’m a true swinging voter.

    Your Key’s in the bowl…
    we’re all adults here,
    please flush.

    I’m greatly influenced by the qualities and integrity, or not, of the party leaders. I voted for both David Lange and Helen Clark. My judgement was proven accurate as it has been with John Key.

    Please show the working on this equation, otherwise I must again lament the presence of lead and other synaptic-dulling poisons into the learned environments.

    Summary: Acolyte-lite
    And ya do know that acolyte is just another name for henchman, right?

    At times it almost leads me to doubt the logic of the workings of the Grand Unified Field upon the chemystery of life, that such plagues are visited upon us, perchance the adversity strengthens us and our resolve…

    Truth be told, I have fought hard for my
    tenuous grip on the Village Idiot role.
    I see no need for a new clown in town…
    Will no one rid me of this vexing tinker?

    Mustn’t grumble, though.
    Chores to do.

    I’ll leave this to be discovered in better times.

    Zane Illiad,
    Epic Adventurer in the Westlands
    through the veil

    ————————-

    Thanks for the work out Jake…
    I may still have time to panel-beat this into a SST short story entry.
    Hope M. Night Shyamalan’s lawyers aren’t watching…
    (apologies to Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E Howard too)

    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4827 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to mark taslov,

    it does get in...

    Lamb Chops

    Who do I vote for, for muttonflaps?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4827 posts Report Reply

Last ←Newer Page 1 2 3 4 5 483 Older→ First