Posts by Scott A

  • OnPoint: My last name sounds Chinese, in reply to Seriatim,

    By making the headlines about buyers with Chinese surnames, instead of the broader issue of non-residents buying property, Labour now his the risible Nick Smith leading the news bulletin, accusing them of playing the race card.

    It was Labour who chose this lede. Not Smith. Not the media. Labour.

    The wilds of Kingston, We… • Since May 2009 • 127 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: House-buying patterns in Auckland,

    ...and, oh look, Nick Smith's calling out Labour for "playing the race card". Right or wrong, what other way was focusing on race by choosing to focus on Chinese supposed to play out?

    This really is spectacularly stupid politics from Labour.

    The wilds of Kingston, We… • Since May 2009 • 127 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: House-buying patterns in Auckland, in reply to Sacha,

    Exactly, Sacha. I know Rob's a smart man, and I like to think many in Labour are... so why make this specifically about Chinese, why make it about race when the big issue didn't need to be?

    The wilds of Kingston, We… • Since May 2009 • 127 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: My last name sounds Chinese,

    If the debate about "is this or is this not racist" is distracting from the important issue of non-residents buying Auckland housing, then that's because Phil Twyford and Labour chose to make the headlines of this story about race. When it didn't need to be, at all.

    The wilds of Kingston, We… • Since May 2009 • 127 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: My last name sounds Chinese,

    Superb rebuttal of Twyford's racist dog whistle, Keith. Thank you.

    The wilds of Kingston, We… • Since May 2009 • 127 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: Real Fans, in reply to Dominic Kelly,

    To echo Dom - I also was a long-time season pass holder for the Hurricanes and Wellington Lions, both through Athletic Park then Westpac Stadium. But then, around 2010, it all just got too much.

    While seeing our teams playing poorly wasn't particularly new, having to do so at great cost in a bitterly cold concrete stadium with ridiculously poor choices for food and drink, attempts at half-time entertainment that at best were half-hearted (but more accurately, simply piss-poor) and security who embodied all the worst aspects of trumped up little pricks in uniform.

    We started to leave at half-time to watch the rest of the game in comfort at a nearby bar; with good food and drink to hand.

    Then we just stopped going along at all.

    The wilds of Kingston, We… • Since May 2009 • 127 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe, in reply to tussock,

    What election did David Lange lose?

    The wilds of Kingston, We… • Since May 2009 • 127 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: In Tribute: Peter Gutteridge…,

    Through the highs (hearing "Hang On" for the first time on "In Love With These Times", the release of 'Pure') to the lows (seeing Gutteridge slumped, mumbling, incoherent against his electric piano at a gig on the ADM tour) one thing never changed - my love of almost all of the music he contributed to throughout his life.

    Had to leave work when I heard the news yesterday. Sat down by the water, thought of the music, my encounters with the man both from the audience and in person, and shed a tear.

    Will be missed.

    The wilds of Kingston, We… • Since May 2009 • 127 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Rocking in the Public Good:…,

    Absolutely brilliant!

    The wilds of Kingston, We… • Since May 2009 • 127 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Public Address Word of…,

    Shhh, they'll hear you Ross.

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