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FIGHTING TALK - Latest talk: 14 July 2004

Wed, 14 Jul 2004

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Michael Appleton - on holiday, Cambridge Monday, July 12, 2004

I'm told that marital trust is a little like virginity: once gone, you can never get it back. Though some couples try and muddle through and make the best of a bad situation, as soon as infidelity is exposed things can never be the same, and doubts forever fester in the mind of the cheated. As I sat down to watch Fahrenheit 9/11 at the weekend, I felt a little like Michael Moore's cheated wife. http://fightingtalk.blogspot.com/2004/07/michael-appleton-on-holiday-cambridge.html

Lyndon Hood - patriot like a missal, Lower Hutt Monday, July 12, 2004 It seems there's some agitation, not for the first time, to change New Zealand's flag. The issue has been raised by a few prominent personalities. I get the feeling they're aware that there are hundreds of more important things we could be talking about. For example, we have a national anthem that I myself can't sing without giggling. If there isn't some topical irony in the verses there's always the sentiment expressed in the refrain: "God defend New Zealand". http://fightingtalk.blogspot.com/2004/07/lyndon-hood-patriot-like-missal-lower.html


Matt Nippert - certified hack, Auckland Sunday, July 11, 2004 A few people have asked for my comment the latest National policy - regarding parole (scrapping it), and prisons (lots more of them). There has been some very on-to-it blogging on this issue, most notably from norightturn and Hard News. I wrote a bit on the issue a couple of months ago, before it became fashionable. I concluded then, as I do now, that National and Labour have been engaged in a rhetorical battle to appear "hard" (therefore painting the opposition "soft") on crime. > http://fightingtalk.blogspot.com/2004/07/matt-nippert-certified-hack-auckland.html

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