Posts by DeepRed

  • Speaker: Election 2014: Mental Health Policies,

    Here's a thought: what if there were thousands of John Tullys, instead of just one? Chances are the symptom will be attacked and not much more. A bit like Ferguson, Missouri.

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  • Speaker: Election 2014: Mental Health Policies,

    I have an uncomfortable inkling that John Tully is just the tip of the iceberg.

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  • Hard News: Why we thought what we thought, in reply to A S,

    It is getting hard to draw a conclusion that doesn’t point towards corrupt behaviour.

    Corrupt behaviour straying into obstruction-of-justice territory.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    And the whole sordid affair has also made the UK/AUS Spectator, courtesy of the Lower North Island's wowser-in-chief Karl du Fresne. It's not quite Poe's Law territory, but I'm mildly amused by the 'barbarians at the gate' vibe of the article.

    Oh, and also Al-Jazeera.

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  • Hard News: UPDATED: Media Take: Election…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Part of it may be that there are hardly any right-wing musicians and artists and those who are aren't currently movement to anger.

    Gray Bartlett's one of the very few overt ones, and he goes way back to "The Ballad of Robbie Muldoon".

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  • Hard News: UPDATED: Media Take: Election…, in reply to Pharmachick,

    And, if we are all honest with ourselves, that what these lyrics not only represent, but illustrate beautifully… a callous disregard for a young woman as a sex object for someone else to “make a point” – in this case the really weak “oh, I was looking for attention to “get out the vote”. Sorry the lyricist has had an epic fail there.

    They were probably trying to pull an Eminem or Body Count, and missed the mark.

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  • Hard News: UPDATED: Media Take: Election…, in reply to Matt Crawford,

    Take note Prime Minister, MSM, and bloggers of the sewers - RB is a man who has been described as 'tribal Labour'* simply and swiftly rejecting some anti-JK speech as beyond the pale.

    Didn't Russell describe himself as such? Even then, I'm amused when moderate liberals get the Reductio ad Stalinum label thrown at them - I'm looking at you, Redsterbaiter & Mr Loudon.

    11. You're a left-wing blogger: how will the Labour Party fare in the next election, in your opinion?

    Everyone knows I'm a tribal Labour voter but I'm not a member of any political party and have no wish to be. I'm a centre-left liberal but I have some fairly significant disagreements with people on the left side of things, like on free trade and the whole discussion around mining. As things stand, I don't think [Labour] are going to do very well. But we'll see.

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  • Hard News: UPDATED: Media Take: Election…, in reply to nzlemming,

    I take heart from that. They wouldn't publish it if they didn't think it was a real possibility.

    From that article, I sense the barbarians are tugging at the gate.

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  • Hard News: UPDATED: Media Take: Election…, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    And the following year, just before he was assassinated, he said:

    "I think that we've got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard."

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  • Hard News: UPDATED: Media Take: Election…,

    The sentiment in the title of ‘Kill the PM’ crosses a line and the stuff about Key’s daughter more particularly crosses several more. I think the song has been played live by @Peace and Home Brew before, but posting it now is really Not Helping. Fucksake.

    Safe to say it's all in the Crimes Act 1961.

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