Posts by nzlemming

  • Hard News: The epitome of reason,

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2347 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The epitome of reason, in reply to George Darroch,

    None of these are terrible things, and none of them are pronounced to the degree that they are in some other parties. But they do affect outcomes.

    But somehow the party manages to work together with a pretty coherent policy base and public message. Unlike the last three terms of Labour in opposition.

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  • Hard News: The epitome of reason, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    I have no belief that Little has any motivation other than power and hence would shift policies on a whim

    I think Little actually wants to lead Labour, I just don't think he knows where to.

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  • Hard News: The epitome of reason, in reply to llew40,

    the need for Labour to do a better job of appealing beyond those they already appeal to

    IMHO Labour is not even very appealing to those it should appeal to. The parliamentary wing lacks a solid ideological platform from which to message, which is odd as some branches I know personally are very clear about what's needed. Somehow, the message gets lost as it goes up the ranks. What we see, from the outside, is the roiling factionalism in the parliamentary wing where you've still got the Goffs and Kings that Rogernomics left behind when it jumped to ACT, as well as every other minority group arguing that their special issue should be given precedence instead of finding the things that they all agree on and working from there. Plus every other bumptious git reckons they could be a better head prefect than whoever's in the job this week.

    National won the last election because Labour **lost* it, and Labour lost it because they didn't give people anything to vote for except "we're not as bad as the other lot". Dissing the Greens didn't help either.

    (disclaimer: I'm not nor ever have been a member of any party)

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  • Hard News: Mediaworks: The only horizon…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Van Beynen’s also taken to referring to himself as a public intellectual, again without a hint of irony.

    Yeah, I've lost what little respect I had for him over the last couple of years. Too much reading his own press releases.

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  • Up Front: Stand for... Something, in reply to BenWilson,

    …<until you reach the sludge>

    Quite.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2347 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: First-person media and the…,

    As long as they stay off my grass, there's room for everyone ;-)

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  • Up Front: Stand for... Something, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    The above is a bizarre batshit crazy scenario, but honestly is it more bizarre than using Slater to tar your opponents?

    I don't think it's that batshit crazy at all.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2347 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Stand for... Something, in reply to Penny Ashton,

    I just want to say I am disappointed in these comments. Nothing but polite, erudite, intelligent discussion. What the fuck is the internet coming to.

    Kiwibog is thataway >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  • Up Front: Stand for... Something, in reply to Patrick Xavier,

    George Bernard Shaw said words to the effect “Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it” – The World , 15 November 1893.

    He was right. I'd rather us be the best country we can be, than the "best in the world".

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