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Public Address 27/10/09 - On The Taking Of Offence

PUBLIC ADDRESS 27/10/09 - On the taking of offence

Standing up and calling bull**** | Oct 27, 2009 11:17
Russell Brown's Hard News

Finlay Macdonald had a lash at "the national pastime of taking offence" in his Star Times column on Sunday. And at the "pious, bullying scolds" in the news media and the "purse-lipped professional offence-takers" and "bleating pantywaists" who stoke "our corrosively tedious propensity for being prissily 'outraged'" with...

When First is Worst | Oct 23, 2009 15:19
Hadyn Green yells. A lot.

Gigantic boatloads of congratulations need to go to the Southland Rugby team for not only beating Canterbury but also ending that 50 year drought. And of course that means Southland get to put the Shield away for the rest of the year and only bring it out to...

PAMJ: Better Than What? | Oct 23, 2009 14:13
Emma Hart is sometimes a bit sarky.

It might seem a little perverse, but I'm taking the fact that I haven't slept for three days as conclusive proof that I am Better. My body is almost entirely back to working the way it used to before somebody actually used a power drill inside my skull. It's been...


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