Posts by Tze Ming Mok

  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Goff has been Roskill's MP since time began (barring those weird few years with Gilbert Myles) and he's to the right of the Labour Party.

    SarfBank, Lunnin' • Since Nov 2006 • 108 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Not sure which bit of the screen you are looking at there, but to me it looks like the. Nat party vote in Roskill actually decreased on 2011. Same pattern in Mt Albert.

    SarfBank, Lunnin' • Since Nov 2006 • 108 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government,

    From out here, with Key looking ahead to a fourth term and the whole National campaign being based seemingly on promises to do as little as possible while invoking the name of Aunty Helen (not, if I recall correctly, a National Prime Minster), they are at least going to stick to the rhetoric of the centre if not the substance. I expect slow erosion and piecemeal sops like PPPs for muesli bars in schools.

    SarfBank, Lunnin' • Since Nov 2006 • 108 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government,

    I was surprised to be deprived even of the schadenfreude of National being forced to deal with Winston.

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  • OnPoint: What Andrew Geddis Said, But…,

    I remember this case working its way through the Human Rights Review Tribunal way back when I worked for the HRC, with the Crown Law reps cock-blocking all the way. Mad bitchfacing action. And that was under Labour. I seem to recall (happy to stand corrected) that they threatened even then to just bypass the Tribunal result with legislation. So much for our democratic recall. Fuck this fucking bullshit.

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  • OnPoint: The Source,

    Seems to me the most responsible thing for Ira to have done after such a lacklustre MSD response would have been... to tell Keith Ng.

    SarfBank, Lunnin' • Since Nov 2006 • 108 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: MSD's Leaky Servers,

    There's always the Ecuadorean Embassy, dude.

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  • OnPoint: Angry Fisk of Rightwing…,

    Maybe people didn't move to Hong Kong for the low taxes and the liberal regulatory regime, but for the absence of a civil war and a cultural revolution? Maybe? Just a little?

    snort!

    Hearted.

    Oh wait, this isn't a Gawker blog.

    SarfBank, Lunnin' • Since Nov 2006 • 108 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: On the Waterfront,

    Just to clarify - the new site maintenance time for Twitter (2pm Pacific) is 1:30 am-ish in Iran, which is still a bad time. It's after the media has gone home, and historically for Iran, 'the witching hour' when security forces attack under cover of darkness. Witness, the dormitory raids last night in Tehran, all well after 1am. Witness (though I'd rather not), Tiananmen.

    And thanks for the props Russ, though all I'm doing is browsing and RT-ing the English language bridge-tweeters. The hashtag #iranelection is close to useless right now for on the ground info as it's the top trending subject. Some to follow (once they've woken up from their brief respites from this chaos) are @StopAhmadi (tweethub aggregator and steady head), @persiankiwi (compulsive updater with many landlines), @naseemfaqihi, in Dubai, but translates the BBC Persian language news reports, although she might have an exam tomorrow, @iran09 - some little anarchist firebrand geek who got namechecked by the BBC even, @Change_for_Iran, who, if he has 'disappeared' during the protests today, will cause my heart to break.

    SarfBank, Lunnin' • Since Nov 2006 • 108 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: How it would work,

    Paul Holmes: "So, Senator Clinton, when you're not getting mani-pedis with Chelsea, do you read women's magazines?"

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