Posts by Danielle

  • OnPoint: Don't put words in our mouths, Rob, in reply to llew40,

    TL; DR: "wake up, sheeple".

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3712 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Don't put words in our mouths, Rob,

    Whoa, Emma got presented with some Being a Woman on the Internet in a thread about flawed property market statistics. I think I have now seen everything.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3712 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: My last name sounds Chinese,

    NB3: We're not hugely keen on gendered insults like "crying like a girl".

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3712 posts Report Reply

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

    the handwringers amongst us would still find a way of badmouthing Labour

    If "listening to what Keith and Tze Ming and Chinese New Zealanders are saying about this instead of dismissing their concerns out of hand because they might make Labour look bad" makes me a handwringer, then guilty as fucking charged.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3712 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: House-buying patterns in Auckland,

    I am afraid that your over-reaction just shows your own personal oversensitivity, which is fair enough, and thus a warning voice, but I still do not get it, why people cannot accept that it seems quite logical, that of the many new rich Mainland Chinese, and some perhaps from Hong Kong, Singapore and other places, take opportunities to invest in Auckland housing, some simply to make gains, even leaving homes stand empty for periods.

    I'm not sure how many times and in how many different ways I can say that the two issues - racist dogwhistles and overseas influence on the Auckland housing crisis - are not mutually exclusive. I think I'll have to leave it there because I want to retain my sanity.

    In general terms, I must say it is a bit bloody rich to have both Keith *and* Tze Ming write great posts about the dodginess of Labour's approach *on this very site* and have their concerns handwaved away in *three* different threads. Unreal.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3712 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Identification strategy: Now…, in reply to jh,

    It would help i[f] they differentiated themselves

    You don't mean that the way it sounds, right?

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3712 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: House-buying patterns in Auckland,

    You do all know that you can talk about two or more things at the same time, right? I'm sure moaning about "identity politics" makes perfect sense to you if you're not, y'know, one of the people with an "identity". You want to talk about economics? Go right ahead! Just don't tell the people feeling othered that racism isn't the "real issue". BOTH OF THE ISSUES ARE REAL ISSUES.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3712 posts Report Reply

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

    Which points? The consistent misrepresentation of everyone else's nuanced arguments about data analysis, non-resident property speculation and racism? That great moment when he said "so what?" to Tim feeling othered in his own country? Um, OK.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3712 posts Report Reply

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

    That was a bloody long flounce. Could have done with some judicious editing, I reckon.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3712 posts Report Reply

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

    But to do nothing in the face of the Government’s refusal to collect proper data .. is that what you see as a more appropriate response to the Auckland affordability crisis?

    But it's not an either-or! "Instead of doing nothing, we should do the only other thing available: a racebaity thing!" I refuse to believe that those were Labour's only options.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3712 posts Report Reply

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