A name I recognise was one who opposed the election of new mayor Justin Lester, with a monster attack banner on one of his buildings.
That seems to be something of a Wellington tradition. No doubt you'll recall Bob Jones's "Labour Credibility Barometer" that hung around for probably the entire Muldoon era.
There are many reasons for seeing him as the most Trump-like president.
Including, perhaps, that his backwoods supporters trashed the White House at his inauguration pissup.
Reminded me of these "chalky snacks":
"The last time I came across these milk biscuits was at primary school in the late 60s.
I vaguely remember they were being sent to starving children in India and we were either eating them to see what it was like to be starving or as an incentive to raise money. I'm not sure which."
What triggered the memory was someone's suggestion back then that we'd diminish our dairy stockpile AND solve world hunger by "feeding out" milk biscuits to the 3rd world starving, who'd trail after the tractor saying "Thank you white man."
Fake news and trolls spouting incoherent nonsense. We once hoped for better things from the internet.
This guy says it better than me.
Yeah well, though the red zone he refers to is the one that encompassed much of the CBD. While that's gone now, the much larger and totally separate residential red zone, which was never sealed off like the CBD, has now been largely returned to wilderness.
Apart from red and green stickers, Christchurch also had yellow stickers. Unlike the red sticker of doom a yellow was supposedly provisional - you left with the understanding that it wasn't necessarily final. In practice it almost inevitably was.
From Ben Smith's Personal Mythologies series.
the left lost
Like so many of the online troll farm that form The Dimpost's commentariat you seem to have reduced "the left" to a gaggle of online dilettantes. In the endless sidetrack of online point-scoring it seems so easy to forget how the contemporary "left" has made genuine progress. Sue Bradford, who unlike John Minto rejected the opportunistic advances of Kim Dotcom, had already achieved greater gains for genuine social justice than the sorry Internet Party fiasco ever could. On US election day she was back in the Greens party room for the first time since 2009 to talk to them about ESRA.
People are apparently being encouraged under Obamacare into third trimester abortions. So now you know.
As we've long known, it was international PR firm Hill & Knowlton who concocted the Kuwaiti incubators story. As I'd been doing a little job for them re. the then upcoming Auckland Commonwealth Games when the story broke it kind of stuck in my mind.
It's hardly the stuff of conspiracy theory to presume that those with deep pockets adversely affected by Obamacare would avail themselves of the services of similarly 'creative' talents on offer by the PR biz.
And they’d quite like the renminbi to be the default global currency too.
They're all tooled up and ready.