Posts by Stewart

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Sacha,

    always all about Judy

    But there's no show without Punch!

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: We can do better than this,

    I am finding this quote:
    Time’s up. Your behaviour is not acceptable
    from the Right Honourable (Tui ad tagline) Judith Collins especially piquant.

    Would that she see the connection and offer herself up as the first proof that the policy might actually work?

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Quite right, Hilary. That is a sweet piece of writing by Mandy Hager and should be required reading for all kiwi journalists.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The silence of the public square, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    Psychic, are you?

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Grey Fucking Area,

    As the IM party is not chasing after the (ahem) 'mature voter', I feel it is entirely appropriate that they uploaded the video to social media. That is the forum where their target demographic gets their info and that is exactly the sort of thing that disaffected young people, possibly considering voting for the 1st time, will relate to.

    Ergo, uploading it, while distasteful to some of the crustier elements, was appropriate.

    IMO, of course.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Grey Fucking Area,

    Seems to me that it is being willfully mis-reported.

    Is there really any surprise at the chant arising from a combination of students, alcohol, a function hosted by a political party opposed to John Key, in an area where the National Party has failed to provide adequate leadership in the aftermath of the earthquakes?
    Frankly this is pretty much exactly what I would have expected.

    So the MSM are just sensationalizing it and playing it for maximum effect.The political coverage in Aotearoa's MSM really is puerile. We, the voting public, deserve better.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Feed: Fulminating and fermenting,

    As someone who lives out in the sticks and primarily drinks at home (to avoid the drink/drive scenario) I tend to stick to the beers Russell fulminates against - the strong uber-hoppy numbers that excite my palate. Drinking at home doesn't devolve into 'sessions' so I am happy to drink something with a reasonably hefty alcohol content.

    No chance I'll get to Beervana, so slim-to-no chance I'll ever get to taste this delicious-sounding brew.

    Anyone 'out west' in the Auckland area could do worse than check out the range at 'blanc' on Lincoln Rd (used to be Lincoln Wines). Beers (and wines & spirits) for all occasions.

    [I am not being paid for this advertising...]

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dotcom: Further news of the unlikely,

    Some bored GCSB drone

    My ears are burning...

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Practically jokers,

    CCCP that would be C(3)P - oh!

    With just as much considered thought.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The People's Poet is dead!,

    From Kevin Turvey right through to Mr Jolly Lives Next Door

    From a cold flat in Peel, Isle of Man to the Comic Strip box-set just 2m from my shoulder, Rik Mayall has amused me for over 30 years.
    RIP Rik.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 563 posts Report Reply

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