Posts by Kyle Matthews

  • Hard News: Friday Music: So much music I…,

    I’ll be filling in on the Saturday 9-11am show on 95bFM, January 3 and 7.

    3 and 10?

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  • Speaker: Inequality: Too big to ignore,

    may represent the moment when inequality really became too big to ignore.

    Yeah, I think you underestimate our ability to ignore large elephants in the room.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    The day we stop using ‘beltway’ to refer to NZ politics cannot come too soon.

    One day I'm going to find time to compile a list of overseas words that we use that make no sense in a NZ context and no one bitches about using them at all.

    Starting with everything-gate. It makes no sense to just grab the gate part and tag it onto anything, but we do.

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  • Hard News: Some reprehensible bullshit,

    Well considering you live in Japan, you might be aware of Yasuo Tanaka, the governor of Nagano, who was a champion of reform and transparency. He was the guy who transformed his private office into a glass-walled room as a symbolic representation of transparency...

    Sure, you may argue that it was just for show, but appearance do mean something to people.

    This looks like an suggestion for the Mayor of Auckland to use glass walls for his dressing and bathroom/toilet. Hence we found something sillier than the original HOS story.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Has anyone coined a word for the ridiculous statements coming out of the PM and the PM's office recently - I did do that, but I did it as a private citizen not as the PM?

    If not, I'm naming it Gollumising. "Not listening. Not listening!"

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  • Hard News: Park Life,

    At the very least it would be nice to have a golf course where golfers are not completely segregated from the plebs.

    I think for some golfers, that's half the point.

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  • Legal Beagle: A rather incomplete…,

    GROUP HUG! Seriously, I was stewing a bit doing the vacuuming just now and I appreciate this.

    Fucking vacuuming. I hate it too.

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading,

    Basically, yeah

    All good then? Sweet...

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  • Hard News: Team Little: pretty good,

    I'm quite surprised that Finance has gone to Robertson. He's a clever bloke and should handle it competently, but I think his heart is more in the social issues / policy area, not bean-counting.

    I think it will be good for him personally. If he does it well it will line him up well for a future run at party leader/PM, as it fills in a big part of his CV.

    I was disappointed not to see Adern not get a major portfolio. If she's a future leader she has to be able to front it against a senior minister.

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  • Hard News: News from home ...,

    Oh, please. See above for remarks on the Labour Party constitution and its links to unions. If you don’t like how the Labour Party does it, then vote elsewhere or work to change the constitution.

    Well I've never party voted Labour, and I can't see myself doing so in the near future, and the only thing that would have ever made me likely to hold my nose and become a member was to vote for Grant, and I didn't do that either.

    But the fact remains that Labour will be the major party in the next left wing government, and because they interact at the edge in the center of the bell curve, the one that we most rely on to take votes from the right side of the equation. So I'm as interested in how they choose my future PM, as any other party that I'm also not a member of.

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