Posts by nzlemming

  • Hard News: The next four years,

    http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/conway-press-secretary-gave-alternative-facts-860142147643

    That's what we'll see for the next four years. Note the threat of "renegotiating" the relationship with journalists.

    See also https://umairhaque.com/three-things-america-lost-today-12e9217c523a#.1zzkjc65t

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2696 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The next four years, in reply to steven crawford,

    OK, so now we know what kind of an animal you are, Tom.

    You were in doubt?

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  • Hard News: Taking the stage in Mount Albert, in reply to Sacha,

    Though who in their right mind would choose Melissa Lee as a local representative over Jacinda Ardern?

    People who don't like 'criminals from south Auckland' in their suburbs...

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  • Hard News: Taking the stage in Mount Albert, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    It's not about voting Little into power - it's all about voting National and ACT out of power.

    Wrong. Protest voting has proved to be ineffective. If protest votes worked, national would have been out of office in 2014. Instead, they managed to persuade enough people that a) nothing would change and b) Labour weren't ready to govern. (Actually, they weren't, but that's a whole different can of worms*). People believed them and many stayed home. And more people who didn't stay home were National voters.

    More people will vote if you give them a vision to vote for. They need to know how you're going to change things for them, personally. That's what they'll vote for.


    *Labour didn't even believe that they could win. I sat in a meeting with Shane Jones (and others) over the Kapiti Expressway, and he was promising everything under the sun but in such a desultory way, I could see he thought he would never have to deliver them. And he came to that meeting specifically representing the Labour caucus. And, Shane Jones, yes, I know, but he wasn't the only Labour politician there and he wasn't the only one I heard that sort of thing from.

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  • Hard News: Public Address founder…,

    I won the popular vote by a landslide, if you wipe out all the muffnuts (thanks Bart) who voted illegally.

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  • Hard News: Public Address founder…,

    Heheh

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Actually, Cocksplat, Fucktrumpet and Numpty, which sounds more like a law firm.

    This must happen.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music! Digging Doug, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    and the third photo – by an unknown photographer – I’m thinking Murray Cammick, Kerry Brown, Jonathan Ganley or maybe even William West shows Doug setting up in the Gluepot (I think).

    I never think of the Gluepot as being that clean...

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  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    80s Taoist vampires. My favourite kind.

    And now, my YouTube feed is full of oriental vampire movies. Thanks, Joe.

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  • Hard News: The fake news problem,

    Interesting story on the Intercept regarding the provenance of the WashPo's "exposé" on Russian fake news:
    https://theintercept.com/2016/11/26/washington-post-disgracefully-promotes-a-mccarthyite-blacklist-from-a-new-hidden-and-very-shady-group/

    (a little frothy at the mouth but some good points made)

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