Posts by The Ruminator

  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Yup. I do know for a fact. Weird aye?

    The whole electorate/list thing came about because Kim misunderstood how NZ politics works. Then that narrative took hold and away you go.

    Also: it was apparently an either/or with Shane or the Mana party...and the Mana party seemingly won.

    Since Apr 2013 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves,

    Shane Jones was the Internet Party's mystery MP too. So the whole thing is just ... weird.

    He must've really grown to despise Labour.

    Since Apr 2013 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Poll Day 2: Queasy,

    You guys actually think Gower is pro-Nat and anti-Labour? Did you see him salivating his way around the Oravida offices?

    ooooh look! Another photo of Judith Collins

    Gower just likes getting a story that riles anyone up be it right or left. He’s kerrrrazy and a bit hyperbolic but I’m pretty sure he’s even handed.

    We all just think the media is anti-whicheverside-we’re-on

    Edit: grammar

    Since Apr 2013 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The New New News,

    Good lord. This post caused me to go look at the stable of writers who write for us and that's a very pasty palette staring back.

    Must try harder.

    Also, never let having nothing to say get in the way of saying it loudly and obnoxiously. If you're not adding to the noise then you're just listening*

    *I don't really think that, apologies if we come across that way.

    Since Apr 2013 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Things worth knowing, in reply to Russell Brown,

    She told me she was invited there because of her Justice portfolio and that she gave speeches on New Zealand's system.

    Since Apr 2013 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: All John's Friends,

    Well kudos to you all. Flame war did not commence like I thought. You're all very mature.

    I have to disagree with a few commenters who think National have "drifted" to the right. Key is fairly centrist. English is small c Conservative. We still have a welfare state. We still have a fairly progressive tax system. This myth that we're a crazy right wing country is just that, a myth.

    Since Apr 2013 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: All John's Friends,

    OoOoOoOOOH first response: troll.

    Flame war: commence.

    Since Apr 2013 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Crashing the party before it starts, in reply to Russell Brown,

    from what I understand, the directions don't come so much from JC's office. A former staffer of that office was the link.

    Now it's all about this Ede fellow.

    Since Apr 2013 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Crashing the party before it starts,

    Two things:

    1. The advice is awful. It's hackneyed, unimaginative and isn't likely to cut through beyond the choir to whom KDC already preaches; and
    2. $8k a month is bugger all. You get what you pay for.

    So KDC has done well to not sign-up to it. Having said that, the party should have issued a distancing statement yesterday.

    Since Apr 2013 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: TPP: Nearing Endgame, in reply to Hadyn Green,

    That's exactly right. The copyright regime the US is trying to shove down everybody's throats is almost identical to the one in the Australian FTA.

    The extra 20 years for copyright after death has been estimated to cost Australia about $88 million a year. They'll also be able to veto parallel importing.

    It's actually really appalling stuff once you look into it.

    Ruminator sad.

    Since Apr 2013 • 44 posts Report Reply

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