Posts by Danielle

  • Speaker: Meet the middle, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I’m not going to be too exercised by snark either way

    Snark exists on Twitter so some of us (ie, me) don't come and ragepost all over your nice polite threads, Russell. You should be grateful for it. ;)

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  • Speaker: Meet the middle, in reply to Russell Brown,

    A discussion can be interesting and dispiriting at the same time.

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  • Speaker: Meet the middle, in reply to Rich Lock,

    In this scenario, our Labour Leader and his/her shadow cabinet will hide inside a giant horse formed from pure centrist populism and trick the citizens into rolling them through the gates of parliament, only to leap out in the night, open the floodgates, and put all to the sword of their wide-ranging socialist and green agenda.

    Thank god *something* in this thread made me laugh.

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  • Speaker: Meet the middle,

    It's not some immutable law of nature that the centre is "rightish" and we need to obfuscate leftist policies in order to get the centrists to swallow them. The centre could just as easily be leftish if we didn't have a) a high proportion of third way numpties in Labour and b) a well-oiled Nats-friendly propaganda machine in high gear.

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

    TL; DR: "wake up, sheeple".

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  • 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 • 3716 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: My last name sounds Chinese,

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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