Posts by nzlemming

  • Hard News: Drugs, testing and workplaces, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    But that's the kind is bollocks you expect from a five year old - not THE PRIME MINISTER.

    Correct.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2716 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mt Albert: Cooperating,…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Probably also Melissa Lee would have said something terrible.

    +1

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2716 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The next four years,

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2716 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Sky and 2020, in reply to Sacha,

    Mbits? We had tins with string. #looxury

    I would have responded sooner, but I had to let the carrier pigeon rest up.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2716 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The next four years, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Over 50,000 rabid Trump faithful have shown up to this massive rally now underway.

    Except that it was only 9,000. Far fewer than the 15,000 the place could hold (and did when it was used during the 2016 campaign, along with 12,000 outside that they couldn’t fit in). If Moore is getting the basic facts wrong, he’s actually doing the “fake news” that Trump trumpets about. Of course, he could be just trying to bait the WH to decry his incorrect numbers, because then they’d have to note how many people did show up. But I think he just let his hyperbole get away from him.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2716 posts Report Reply

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

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    So this happened.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320249-cnn-host-abruptly-ends-segment-after-trump-surrogate-makes-fake

    For reference, Paris Dennard describes himself as a "GOP political commentator and consultant with over a decade of private and public sector experience on all levels of politics and public relations. In addition to his political background, for the past 20 years he has provided brand and image consulting and worked in the W. Bush White House

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2716 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Broadcasting and the Public Interest,

    Great post, Dylan.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2716 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The next four years,

    A propos of nothing much in this thread except He Who Must Not Be Named being called one, can I recommend to you this delightful article about the linguistics of shitgibbon as an insult? It's worth thinking about, considering how many times portmanteau terms are nominated as WOTY.

    Edit: See https://stronglang.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/the-rise-of-the-shitgibbon/ as well. Apparently, it's known as flyting.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2716 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The next four years,

    Unbelievable. Republicans just voted down a bill that would "affirm that the Nazi regime targeted the Jewish people in its perpetration of the Holocaust" and condemn Trump's Holocaust Day statement. Talk about tribal politics. Won't sit too well with AIPAC...

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/02/07/republicans_block_vote_on_resolution_stating_that_holocaust_targeted_jews.html

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2716 posts Report Reply

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