Posts by andin

  • Speaker: The overconfidence man, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    For some it’s because many citizens feel shafted and they want to put NZer’s first, for others it’s zenophobic. I happen to feel it’s both.

    Well people being what they are, there's a whole lotta grey area in those two small things. Is the planet crowded yet?

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1308 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The overconfidence man, in reply to Euan Mason,

    Key now has a media stacked to the gunnels with his cheerleaders.

    Swine with mouths in the trough seems a more apt image

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1308 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The overconfidence man,

    NBR called it “The Confidence Man.”

    Is that supposed to be a vote of confidence or a clever play on themes or summint??
    Back in my day.... it meant a Con man...N2BT

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1308 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Whakamomori: Raw, open and honest,

    . The view has long been that talking about suicide to young people is risky, that it normalises suicide as a behaviour.

    But being a completely selfish arsehole and talking endlessly and loudly about how well one is doing, and how you've come out on top ahead of others because... well... their just "losers" is ok!( maybe not that common in NZ, altho' kiwilog patrons seem pretty accomplished at it)
    Fuck its enough to make me feel suicidal!

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1308 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Government votes not to improve…,

    the great unwashed

    Yep there's just some people not keeping up...

    might just push the quality of representatives down.

    Oh lower ok.. IMHO there is a disconnect between representatives and well...
    Arent these representatives supposed to ... lead.
    What if the direction they are headed isnt looking... well thought out.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1308 posts Report Reply

  • Envirologue: Swamp Monsters – the…, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    Is that a convoluted way of saying they're a pack of self-serving,self-centred, self-righteous, self-mythologizing, twatcocks?

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1308 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Bridges swims in troubled waters,

    .... nobody cares.

    Oh they do care,these nobodies. There are just different ways of expressing it.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1308 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Unity, success: Chicken, egg?, in reply to Keir Leslie,

    dead wood is

    Deadwood who?

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1308 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Abortion: morality and health, in reply to kiwi_guy,

    feminists seem to demand exactly that

    Sheez even our imaginary god can hear the sneer in your words from the far side of its imaginary universe

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1308 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Abortion: morality and health,

    They are uncomfortable topics because so much of the narrative is wrapped up in morality.

    And here you get to a laziness/moral torpidity that has slunk its way into a lot of peoples thinking. If it makes them uncomfortable that seems to be the cue to resort "well it worked in the past whats wrong with that!"
    Short answer, times change, thinking on these subjects advances, what was ok in the past is no longer relevant because we now know different.
    If it didnt we'd still have slaves, Emperor's, all kinds of stupidity. Yet now we have stupidity that is part of the wallpaper we all live with. dumb really.

    It’s time someone reminded politicians that winning elections isn’t their job, governing is

    And they have to LISTEN, and do some intelligent, forward looking introspection. Something which such people have never learned! Yes, in this way our leaders have made themselves ignorant.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1308 posts Report Reply

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