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Public Address 07/09/05 - What A Cult!

PUBLIC ADDRESS 07/09/05 - What a Cult!

What a Cult! | Sep 07, 2005 09:19
Russell Brown's Hard News

So the anti-Green and Labour smear pamphlets turn out to be the handiwork of the Exclusive Brethren? Freaky. There's no evidence that National even knew about the Brethren campaign, but it will not exactly welcome the news that its campaign on behalf of the "mainstream" has...,

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A Modest Proposal | Sep 07, 2005 09:14
GUEST: David Haywood

The debate over parental corporal punishment of children has got me thinking. As I understand it, the two sides of the argument go something like this. People like Sue Bradford and the Plunket Society are concerned that Section 59 of the Crimes Act currently...,

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No place quite so humble | Sep 07, 2005 08:11
Che Tibby's view from Wellington

I was heading out to Seatoun today for lunch, and made the mistake of jumping a bus. Instead of getting to Seatoun, I ended up in state house hell in Strathmore. For those of you who don't know Wellington, don't feel bad...,

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More questions than answers (II) | Sep 07, 2005 07:31
David Slack on his own account

1. Please read the following statement: You need to be sloppy, soft and wet - i.e. open up the cheque book, as excruciating as this will feel. There is a large government surplus and the real result will be determined by who the public thinks is best to spend...,

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Bloggers in Action | Sep 07, 2005 02:27
Keith Ng on the election trail

Funny thing happened while I was taking out the trash earlier this evening. I was out the back of the house when I heard someone shout "someone stop that guy!" on Aro Street. I bolted out to see David Farrar and Labour Party hack Greg Stephens sprinting down...,


PUBLIC ADDRESS 06/09/05 - Bad policy, baby

Bad policy, baby | Sep 06, 2005 09:00
Russell Brown's Hard News

Euphemism of the week. So far. "We will ensure there is equity between private rentals and state home rentals." It sounds sort of nice in context in National's Housing policy, but yes, what it means is a return to market rentals for state housing...,

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Information Entrepreneurs | Sep 06, 2005 08:39
Russell Brown, National Library, Sept 2, 2005

The following is the text of a paper presented to the Research, Libraries, Collections, Creating Knowledge conference at the National Library, Wellington, on September 2, 2005. A recording of the address, with a few more jokes in it, is available at,

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Drinkin' Muddy Water | Sep 06, 2005 08:02
Graham Reid's many things

Here is a piece I wrote recently. I offered it to the Herald but haven't heard back. It may have dated a little but . . . The first time I went to New Orleans I stayed in a small hotel a couple of blocks north of the French Quarter...,

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Cashing In | Sep 05, 2005 16:01
Keith Ng on the election trail

I don't have kids, and I'm not even close to hitting the second tax bracket, but damnit - I want to cash in on this election. The weekend's poll has shifted Centrebet's odds to 1.75 for Labour and 1.95 for National...,


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