Posts by Cecelia

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Radicalised

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 556 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Political strategy and Canada’s NDP, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    See also "hard working keeeewwwees".

    It's a political narrative that came from the right and is all about dividing the people you want to vote for you from an Other, who are condemned as lazy, dishonest, violent, abusive, etc

    I've been mulling over this. I didn't like it when Shearer, then Cunliffe and now Little started mouthing "hard-working New Zealanders". This post has finally made me realise why that ghastly expression is used.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 556 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Political strategy and Canada’s NDP,

    http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/9/pope-francis-bernie-sanders-and-the-moral-imperative-of-systemic-change.html

    I'm with Corbyn, Sanders and the Pope. We need systemic change and bugger the centre.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 556 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Honest Bastards & Dishonest Cowards,

    And it also makes voters aware of what it stands for, rather than what it stands against.

    Helen Clarke said on Q&A that Labour has to appeal to the centre as well as its base - and groom its leader. Politics it too "political". I want a Labour Party to crusade on the things it believes in: justice, integrity, equality, a caring society, free education, care for the environment. It isn't economically reckless and it has the moral high ground. There have been some truly horrible right wing outbursts (by Key supporters?) lately which show the ignorance the privileged display about how society works. Labour and the Greens are or should be seen to be on the side of the angels.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 556 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Campbell Live: A Disturbance…,

    Is he called White Man Behind a Desk???? Very good.

    John Campbell and his team have excelled themselves this week. TV 3 does not deserve them.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 556 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: About Campbell Live,

    The last two nights of Campbell Live have been particularly good. Oh what fools TV3 have been.

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  • Hard News: Mediaworks: The only horizon…, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Yes, it would be sad to lose his face. He's at the top of his game and has grown handsomer over the years IMHO. In spite of his occasional gushing he has a great sense of humour. I'd love to see him in something like The Daily Show: satirical but compassionate - online?

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 556 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mediaworks: The only horizon…, in reply to Sacha,

    Phil Warrington. Wow! Thanks for the link:)

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  • Speaker: Sex, monsters and outrage,

    Yes, I think that's a good argument in theory but it backfired here for at least one student. There's also the relieving teacher being asked to teach this vileness without the necessary skills or context. I've been a relieving teacher and it's often baby-sitting if you're taking something out of your field. Then there's the quality of the teaching and the vulnerability of the kids. I remember a science teacher showing one of those " the moon landing was a fake" videos in order to provide food for thought. A lot of the Year 10 kids believed it. Moreover, for me as an older adult and a firm atheist the material on the website was absolutely disgusting. I'd be shocked if one of my kids had been exposed to it even if it was to foster debate. I think it would take humongous teaching skills to put that in context. I suppose the pamphlet was a bit milder but not much. Then again I don't know the whole context. I just feel there might be one of John Key's beloved counter views here.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 556 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Sex, monsters and outrage,

    http://www.biblebaptistpublications.org/homosexuality.html

    This from the organisation from which the pamphlet originated. I think it's sinister and that it's dangerous for Year 11 students to be exposed to anything by these people. Maybe at Year 13 in a very controlled environment. To enable a relieving teacher to use it is careless.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 556 posts Report Reply

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