Posts by Steve Barnes

  • Hard News: Why we thought what we thought, in reply to Paul Williams,

    I’m a more than a little Catholic on these matters; he who is without sin etc.

    To which sin do you refer? Greed, Averace, Guutony, Sloth, wrath?, I could go the full seven but.... National can hardly claim to be worthy of casting a school play let alone stones.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Apparently JK is going to insert CERA into his Office. I hope he now understands the difference between himself and his Office.

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  • Hard News: Why we thought what we thought, in reply to DeepRed,

    The dominant ideology in today’s US Republicans, by our standards, are a mutant hybrid of Colin Craig and Rodney Hide. And the Democrats, when all its various factions are taken into account, span the spectrum between National and Labour.

    Nail meet head. I am hearing from the God botherers of Mt Roskill that Craig is their man, these are the same people that would normally support Goff but have been suckered into thinking that Labour has turned into a ravenous bugblatter beast capable of nothing but destruction of the world as we know it. All thanks to the drunken ramblings of a wunch of bankers and lawyers. Did I say lawyers? try saying that with a broad Ulster accent and you will see what I mean.

    ETA
    The reason they used to support Goff was that they could see that caring for others was a Christian thing to do but now see Craig as making more sense, like what are the others actually for?, we cant all afford to have cleaners and gardeners.

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  • Hard News: Why we thought what we thought, in reply to Matthew Hooton,

    although disappointed the PM appeared to bring it up in his press conference – just a little higher profile than I expected!

    You get that with juvenile bullies, expose a frailty or weakness, an Achilles heel, they will exploit it like a predator, they will stub a cigarette out in your eye, slap you on the back with a knife in their hand, they are bitter, they are twisted, they grow up to be mean drunks and abuse the unfortunate, they go into politics, they rise like scum.
    IMHO...

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Back on topic. 3News interview with the head banker, sorry, Prime Minister. Key says he will leave it up to the “criminal” to come out and tell us who he has hacked.
    Un fucking believable. This, of course, he said with a big drunken grin on his face.
    Why, I ask, is he not calling in the police if he is convinced the “Hacker” is in fact a criminal? . I guess the public will have to make up their own mind as to why.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    While their contrived celebrity roast type of banter sticks in my craw, it seems to go over just fine in a culture where admen are household names like nowhere else.….

    whereas over here its bankers and property developers. We really are a bunch of sad fucks eh?

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    , there’s no way a straight up & down shop like Singo’s would commission anything with that kind of intent.

    I do find it hard to believe that Williamson wrote that for Singleton's agency but then I find it hard to understand why Emenem would think it fine and dandy for "Team (wan)Key" to use "Lose Yourself" as their anthem.

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  • Hard News: Why we thought what we thought, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    It’s a shame people get stuck on that. Like Rogernomics ( although completely different ) really . Douglas and Prebble . They went on to become Act. But Labour wears the badge.

    Perhaps Labour could play on that to the right wing.
    "Labour, the party that bought you free market economics and user pays"

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  • Hard News: Why we thought what we thought, in reply to mccx,

    Other right-leaning voters? Some could move to the Conservatives and some to NZ First, but for many it’s National or nothing, which may be why polls haven’t moved drastically.

    In reality Labour aren't that far to the left of traditional National but the anti Labour/Greens rhetoric of the current government seems to have frightened left leaning National voters leaving them with little option but to return the corrupt version to the front benches. I can't help thinking this was a deliberate ploy but the ineptitude shown recently makes me doubt that.
    If traditional Nat supporters would listen to Labours policies we might actually see some change in the polling, one would hope, on the day, that the Nats fan base will recognise that this government must go. Time for a clear out.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Paul Williams,

    I live in a bubble –

    You really should get out more. ;-)
    Australia is a stunning country that is, as Bill Bryson put it, “Fucking Huge”. You could spend several lifetimes and discover only a fraction.
    Uluru (Ayers Rock for rockheads) has an aura that evokes feelings you will never recognise as your own and that’s just a pebble in the middle.

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