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PUBLIC ADDRESS 27/09/05: Back the Future?

PUBLIC ADDRESS 27/09/05: Back the Future?

Back to the Future? | Sep 27, 2005 10:07
Russell Brown's Hard News

NATFORT - Nationals for the Treaty - might just turn out to be a naïve venture from the fringes of its party, or it might be the tip of a broad-based attempt to get National back on track. Either way it's an implicit challenge to the present leadership.,


Where everyone gets a bourbon. | Sep 27, 2005 09:36
David Slack on his own account

A long time ago, longer ago, even, than the day New Zealand's first FM radio station got to air, I had a job in a bottle store. Every day was a party. We had low, low prices. People would drive across five suburbs for our special on a half gallon bottle of gin. Whenever we ran our Jim Beam special, you could stack them high and watch them fly. Only God knows just how many households in the Aro Valley would tote home the bourbon and coke and load Free Bird or Bad to the Bone onto the turntable.,


Maori Seats Bad | Sep 26, 2005 15:15
Keith Ng on the election trail

I'm going to go out on a bit of a limb here and say [deep breath] that the Maori seats are distortionary FPP-hangovers that munt proportional representation and encourage a style of politics that is antithetical to the liberal foundations of our political system, and are, therefore, bad.,


Meme moratorium | Sep 26, 2005 11:02
Russell Brown's Hard News

I'm calling a moratorium. On, that is, the making-ourselves-feel-better meme coursing through centre-right circles that, in fact, the centre-right actually won more votes on the 17th, and it was only rotten old MMP that snatched away the victory.,


Be nice to your cats | Sep 26, 2005 09:31
David Slack on his own account

In a moment, a few political farewells, but first a quick rant or two to set the tone for Monday morning.

There are a great many right wing bloggers who love to declare whenever they come upon an example of government behaviour or language that smacks of authoritarianism or thought-control that "Orwell would have been proud".,


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