Posts by Cecelia

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Hard News: About Campbell Live, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I have just listened online to Kim Hill take Key to task and the Hooten/Williams show. Sounds as if Hooten got out of the wrong (Right) side of the bed this morning. He can sound quite rational but he was foaming at the mouth today. Reminds me of how he reacted when David Cunliffe was elected leader. Funnily enough one of his bugbears was Cunliffe's CV and how he claimed a role in the establishment of Fonterra.

    It was wonderful to hear Kim Hill interview Key but unfortunately they went onto the Abbot thing which could be twisted in Key's favour, "that's why we need these agencies."

    "At the end of the day" though, he and Hooten say Hager is a thief and liar then "everyone spies on everyone else anyway". So is Hager right or not, Mr Key?

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 553 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: About Campbell Live,

    Oh please let Kim Hill interview him while she's on MR. Please God.

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  • Hard News: About Campbell Live,

    but is willing to assume and use his position to sway the masses anyway – firm evidence that age does not bring wisdom…

    He's not exactly an inspiring leader, is he?

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