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Fighting Talk: Living Fast

Fighting Talk: Living Fast

This week, Fighting Talk takes a trip to Montreal, considers illegal drugs, goes to jail, meets a girl and has a parade.

I want to add Montreal to my list of great cities, right up there with Mexico City and Berlin. I was there for an unexpectedly extended weekend…

See: Hamish McKenzie - traveller again, London, Ontario

Get Out of Jail Free

You've heard it from a whole bargin-basement of opposition politicians, the media have - as far as I know - bought it, and it's on the lips of bloggers who I vaguely recall were once not National hacks.

The private running of Auckland Central Remand Prison, they say, was better and cheaper than facilities run by the Public Prison Service. Thus, the fact that the Government has ended it is bad.

See: Lyndon Hood - Farrar baiter, Lower Hutt

So I’m Kelly and I’m new here. Hamish said that if I write on Fighting Talk I will get more cred and more sex, which makes him a liar and me a sucker. I realised yesterday that I’ve been a resident of Wellington for over six months now, a half-year in which I’ve achieved remarkably little of any merit. I did meet the mayor the other day, but I was too star-struck to say what I really wanted…

See: Kelly Pendergrast - smiling politely

I must admit, I'm a little bothered by Nandor's proposed half-step to reform New Zealand's cannabis laws. This time he baulks at advocating full decriminalisation for cannabis; instead he proposes that users merely receive fines without accompanying criminal conviction. I can only imagine this uncharacteristically weak proposal is in order to present a more 'moderate' face to mainstream voters, from whom the Greens would dearly love to glean a few more votes…

See: Hamish McKenzie - concerned citizen, London, Ontario


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