Posts by nzlemming

  • Hard News: Budget 2018: The broadcasting…,

    Someone asked me if I was planning to put myself forward for one of the digital advisor panels and I said "Not if Clare Curran is minister". I try not to criticise her too much (ex sister-in-law) but I am not expecting anything startling in the broadcasting or ICT sectors while she is in place. Bags of enthusiasm but no real nous in this area. Trouble is that Labour hasn't got anyone better for ICT. Gareth Hughes would have been a good choice, IMHO.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2878 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Budget 2018: The broadcasting…, in reply to philg,

    The Minister is clarely out of her depth.

    Nice pun.

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  • Hard News: The remarkable rise of…,

    Holy shit. Avenatti says he's got two more women who Cohen paid off.

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  • Hard News: The remarkable rise of…,

    I've just heard that Paul Manafort's son-in-law has flipped.

    And there are also reports (on MSNBC so grain of salt) that Giuliani's defence is now:
    1) DOJ policy advises against indicting a President (true)

    and

    2) It is legal to get political dirt “from a Russian” (false)

    [edit: this is apparently from Laura Ingraham's show on Fox, which I cannot bring myself to watch, but he did say this.

    The Special Counsel can ask the Deputy Attorney General to waive the DOJ policy, just by the bye]

    I think we're getting to the endgame, folks

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2878 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The remarkable rise of…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    And a hell of a story from Ronan farrow.

    Maddow interviewing Ronan Farrow

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  • Hard News: The remarkable rise of…, in reply to nzlemming,

    It may be easier to read that thread as a roll-up https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/996775709967355904.html

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2878 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The remarkable rise of…,

    In semi-related news, the Senate has released the transcript of Donald Trump Jr.'s testimony

    TL;DR he lied.

    Seth Abramson has a good thread analysing it.

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  • Hard News: The remarkable rise of…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Yeah, this dangerous dispensationalist Christian craziness has been present in successive Republican administrations since Reagan. But it does seem even more dangerous with Trump in office.

    It's all good fun until someone loses an eye for an eye.

    The lunatics have control of the asylum, and they want to burn it down.

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  • Hard News: The remarkable rise of…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Yeah, this dangerous dispensationalist Christian craziness has been present in successive Republican administrations since Reagan. But it does seem even more dangerous with Trump in office.

    I thought Jeanine Pirro was going to have an orgasm as she reported "live from Jerusalem"

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  • Hard News: The remarkable rise of…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    And today … Trump’s compulsory financial disclosure confirms that he did pay Cohen back, and chose to leave that information out of last year’s disclosure.

    In other words, Trump released some information after he was caught out.

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