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I resist the urge to whack the media because the industry has been decimated and its remnants aren't to blame for that and mostly try their best. But none of that justifies putting outright propaganda with zero news value like this on the front page.

Published: February 14, 2024 22:18

I resist the urge to whack the media because the industry has been decimated and its remnants aren't to blame for that and mostly try their best. But none of that justifies putting outright propaganda with zero news value like this on the front page.

Hmm how to explain this to a man-child who uses emojis like 🤪😂? As the City of London is weighing up where to build a new marmalade factory, it enlists Paddington Bear to assess the merits of the site at 32 Windsor Gardens. Now do you get it?

Published: February 13, 2024 19:53

Hmm how to explain this to a man-child who uses emojis like 🤪😂? As the City of London is weighing up where to build a new marmalade factory, it enlists Paddington Bear to assess the merits of the site at 32 Windsor Gardens. Now do you get it?…

Ep 3 of Behind the Cycle has @NZCTU's @CLRenney & @NZPSA's @FleurFitzsimons on coalition's public sector cuts & CEO-whisperer Mark Hutchinson offers rich insights on how Luxon's corporate pedigree, for good or ill, explains his leadership Please share. https://youtu.be/KX7mCAHsPDI?si=-Wp_mbkCOOBBYQNs

Published: February 12, 2024 23:36

Ep 3 of Behind the Cycle has @NZCTU's @CLRenney & @NZPSA's @FleurFitzsimons on coalition's public sector cuts & CEO-whisperer Mark Hutchinson offers rich insights on how Luxon's corporate pedigree, for good or ill, explains his leadership Please share. …

What a nasty, vindictive, gratuitously cruel, poor-bashing, landlord-fluffing little government this is.

Published: February 11, 2024 21:38

What a nasty, vindictive, gratuitously cruel, poor-bashing, landlord-fluffing little government this is. nitter.adminforge.de/1NewsNZ/status/1756456762624921808#m

RT by @philquin: #OnThisDay 11 February 1864, the Waiari battle during the invasion of Waikato takes place. 35 Māori and 6 British are killed. #NZWars Today is the 160th anniversary.

Published: February 11, 2024 05:07

#OnThisDay 11 February 1864, the Waiari battle during the invasion of Waikato takes place. 35 Māori and 6 British are killed. #NZWars Today is the 160th anniversary.

Coming up in tomorrow's episode of Behind the Cycle, @FleurFitzsimons from the @NZPSA calls out the false distinction being used by the coalition to justify slash-and-burn austerity cuts to the public sector. We're up on Google, Spotify etc to come: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8yMzA0Mjc0LnJzcw?ep=14

Published: February 11, 2024 00:04

Coming up in tomorrow's episode of Behind the Cycle, @FleurFitzsimons from the @NZPSA calls out the false distinction being used by the coalition to justify slash-and-burn austerity cuts to the public sector. We're up on Google, Spotify etc to come:…

"[Luxon] is an outcomes-focussed prioritising businessman" Katie Nimon, Taxpayer's Union debate, Napier 22/08/23

Published: February 10, 2024 23:18

"[Luxon] is an outcomes-focussed prioritising businessman" Katie Nimon, Taxpayer's Union debate, Napier 22/08/23

Seymour blithely states repeatedly that no country could function with treaties in place that allow for differentiated rights & privileges but that is precisely the arrangement as it applies to Native Americans/First Nations throughout those Woke Dystopias of North America.

Published: February 10, 2024 07:51

Seymour blithely states repeatedly that no country could function with treaties in place that allow for differentiated rights & privileges but that is precisely the arrangement as it applies to Native Americans/First Nations throughout those Woke Dystopias…

When asked to sum up what the coalition's actions to date suggest about its overarching vision for the country, Mark Hutchinson took aim and Mark Hutchinson did not m-fing miss. (El 3 of Behind the Cycle now dropping Monday – a pearler from start to finish).

Published: February 10, 2024 03:35

When asked to sum up what the coalition's actions to date suggest about its overarching vision for the country, Mark Hutchinson took aim and Mark Hutchinson did not m-fing miss. (El 3 of Behind the Cycle now dropping Monday – a pearler from start to…

I'm way less worried about ACT murky far-right ties than I am by their plain-as-day far right policies.. Minimum wage, benefits & service cuts. Housing affordability. Inequality. Justice & decency. Households. Workplaces. Dignity. Eyes on the prize, comrades.

Published: February 9, 2024 21:15

I'm way less worried about ACT murky far-right ties than I am by their plain-as-day far right policies.. Minimum wage, benefits & service cuts. Housing affordability. Inequality. Justice & decency. Households. Workplaces. Dignity. Eyes on the prize,…

If the paywall keeps you from the main feature 👇🏼👇🏼 please enjoy this trailer.

Published: February 9, 2024 03:27

If the paywall keeps you from the main feature 👇🏼👇🏼 please enjoy this trailer. nitter.adminforge.de/CLRenney/status/1755688967683649703#m

What bloofy self-help book is this clown reading?. Vaciliating To Greatness? The Wobble Principle?

Published: February 8, 2024 03:16

What bloofy self-help book is this clown reading?. Vaciliating To Greatness? The Wobble Principle? nitter.adminforge.de/salty_kiwi/status/1755370767108419909#m

"Hey Siri, what's a false binary?". If macho posturing fixed crime, there'd be no crime.

Published: February 8, 2024 03:11

"Hey Siri, what's a false binary?". If macho posturing fixed crime, there'd be no crime. nitter.adminforge.de/NZNationalParty/status/1755080544814325977#m

Watch as @CLRenney tears into the Government's mean-spirited, economically daft minimum wage decision. We're taking public sector cuts with Craig & the PSA's @FleurFitzsimons, and CEO-whisperer Mark Hutchinson offers his assessment of Luxon's leadership style. Drops Friday

Published: February 8, 2024 01:30

Watch as @CLRenney tears into the Government's mean-spirited, economically daft minimum wage decision. We're taking public sector cuts with Craig & the PSA's @FleurFitzsimons, and CEO-whisperer Mark Hutchinson offers his assessment of Luxon's leadership…

Yes this is not one where you get to choose between competing narrative claims of various experts. The wildly anachronistic, objectively fallacious premise of Act's Bill would get you laughed out of Fourth Form social studies.

Published: February 7, 2024 20:12

Yes this is not one where you get to choose between competing narrative claims of various experts. The wildly anachronistic, objectively fallacious premise of Act's Bill would get you laughed out of Fourth Form social studies.…

Not satisfied with insulting hosts at Waitangi with his shitty retread speech, now he's insulting our intelligence by trying to jujitsu a transparent + egregious cock-up into proof he's awesome. To paraphrase Lily Tomlin, no matter how cynical we get, impossible to keep up.

Published: February 6, 2024 22:07

Not satisfied with insulting hosts at Waitangi with his shitty retread speech, now he's insulting our intelligence by trying to jujitsu a transparent + egregious cock-up into proof he's awesome. To paraphrase Lily Tomlin, no matter how cynical we get,…

This sort of probing questioning is so important in a live interview since Luxon will fillibuster you into submission with word-shaped air otherwise. The soul-crushing emptiness is the point.

Published: February 6, 2024 21:49

This sort of probing questioning is so important in a live interview since Luxon will fillibuster you into submission with word-shaped air otherwise. The soul-crushing emptiness is the point. nitter.adminforge.de/tmurphyNZ/status/1754958906944811422#m

This ridiculously cute cyclone hero-baby Tilly – featured here along with superhero Mum and stanch af Dad – advises she is quite happy with the coverage. Turning 1 soon!! 🥳 🥳 🎂 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/a-cyclone-gabrielle-baby-sam-kershaws-labour-by-candlelight/T22S32P3S5EVTO5YHFXSYQCCVI/

Published: February 6, 2024 21:39

This ridiculously cute cyclone hero-baby Tilly – featured here along with superhero Mum and stanch af Dad – advises she is quite happy with the coverage. Turning 1 soon!! 🥳 🥳 🎂 nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-to…

I write speeches for a living, including for clients speaking at the same event year after year, and would fully expect to be fired if I copied and pasted word for word like this. It is unforgivably lazy, careless and unprofessional.

Published: February 5, 2024 02:41

I write speeches for a living, including for clients speaking at the same event year after year, and would fully expect to be fired if I copied and pasted word for word like this. It is unforgivably lazy, careless and unprofessional.…

The new Prime series Mr & Mrs Smith is a lot better than the fairly ordinary movie it's based on. Chemistry between the leads off the charts.

Published: February 3, 2024 02:13

The new Prime series Mr & Mrs Smith is a lot better than the fairly ordinary movie it's based on. Chemistry between the leads off the charts.

Geoff McLay, a brilliant and principled scholar, does @AoteaCollege and its values proud.

Published: February 1, 2024 20:02

Geoff McLay, a brilliant and principled scholar, does @AoteaCollege and its values proud. nitter.adminforge.de/GeoffMcLay1/status/1753133219933982791#m

Can't wait to see who prevails in this dispute over the dinner menu on the Titanic. https://www.thepost.co.nz/nz-news/350165313/internal-emails-reveal-strife-over-critical-wellington-water-report

Published: February 1, 2024 19:21

Can't wait to see who prevails in this dispute over the dinner menu on the Titanic. thepost.co.nz/nz-news/350165…

It is alarming enough that anyone in public life would espouse such ignorance; for an Associate Health Minister, it is utterly disqualifying.– and, as long as Casey Costello retains those responsibilities, a national embarrassment. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/in-depth/508127/revealed-nz-first-minister-casey-costello-s-specific-request-on-tobacco-tax-freeze

Published: February 1, 2024 00:09

It is alarming enough that anyone in public life would espouse such ignorance; for an Associate Health Minister, it is utterly disqualifying.– and, as long as Casey Costello retains those responsibilities, a national embarrassment. …

Trying not to make a habit of it but got a bit ranty during my discussion with @PouTepou & @KiaOraWilly on David Seymour's reckless political vandalism. All new Behind the Cycle episode, incl interview with @vomalley, drops tomorrow.

Published: January 30, 2024 21:05

Trying not to make a habit of it but got a bit ranty during my discussion with @PouTepou & @KiaOraWilly on David Seymour's reckless political vandalism. All new Behind the Cycle episode, incl interview with @vomalley, drops tomorrow.

Once the Abuse in State Care findings come out, either we never again hear mention of this atrocious idea – or we may as well open the next Royal Commission the minute the first victim sets foot inside one of Mark 'Medieval' Mitchell's state-sanctioned child torture prisons.

Published: January 30, 2024 19:22

Once the Abuse in State Care findings come out, either we never again hear mention of this atrocious idea – or we may as well open the next Royal Commission the minute the first victim sets foot inside one of Mark 'Medieval' Mitchell's state-sanctioned…

Imagine how out of touch you'd have to be to think "a club of like-minded thinktanks" is a reassuring phrase and not the term used in early drafts to denote as-yet-unnamed Bond villains.

Published: January 29, 2024 22:38

Imagine how out of touch you'd have to be to think "a club of like-minded thinktanks" is a reassuring phrase and not the term used in early drafts to denote as-yet-unnamed Bond villains. nitter.adminforge.de/JordNZ/status/1752043389519110154#m

RT by @philquin: James Shaw was consistently one of the most thoughtful, decent, and insightful MP's that I have had the honour of working with. Parliament will be a poorer place without him there. Thank you @jamespeshaw for your tireless efforts in making Aotearoa a better place.

Published: January 29, 2024 22:35

James Shaw was consistently one of the most thoughtful, decent, and insightful MP's that I have had the honour of working with. Parliament will be a poorer place without him there. Thank you @jamespeshaw for your tireless efforts in making Aotearoa a…

Smoking musket. Only bad faith contrarianism allows any sense of ambiguity to persist when it comes to Crown's intentions, echoed here by Parliament a dozen years later. Looking forward to exploring this & more with Dr. O''Malley on Behind the Cycle, drops Fri w. @PouTepou

Published: January 29, 2024 06:21

Smoking musket. Only bad faith contrarianism allows any sense of ambiguity to persist when it comes to Crown's intentions, echoed here by Parliament a dozen years later. Looking forward to exploring this & more with Dr. O''Malley on Behind the Cycle,…

What an outstanding piece of radio we just got in @oldmannato dramatic retelling of the West Indies outstanding victory over Australia. A master class in storytelling. @radionz

Published: January 28, 2024 17:46

What an outstanding piece of radio we just got in @oldmannato dramatic retelling of the West Indies outstanding victory over Australia. A master class in storytelling. @radionz

R to @philquin: Love the cul de sac metaphor too because Luxon is nobody if not the Dad who refuses on a point of patriarchal principle ever to, under any circumstances, ask for directions.

Published: January 27, 2024 21:01

Love the cul de sac metaphor too because Luxon is nobody if not the Dad who refuses on a point of patriarchal principle ever to, under any circumstances, ask for directions.

There may be a more pathetic utterance from a politician if you look hard enough but "check out my State of the Union speech on Facebook Live" is hard to beat. #Seymour #SayLess

Published: January 27, 2024 20:31

There may be a more pathetic utterance from a politician if you look hard enough but "check out my State of the Union speech on Facebook Live" is hard to beat. #Seymour #SayLess

Andrea Vance's abosulte banger of column today is just brutal on the staggering political ineptitude of our new Prime Minister @avancenz https://www.thepost.co.nz/politics/350159852/how-hell-has-christopher-luxon-got-himself-mess

Published: January 27, 2024 19:31

Andrea Vance's abosulte banger of column today is just brutal on the staggering political ineptitude of our new Prime Minister @avancenz thepost.co.nz/politics/35015…

Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in the case that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, making marriage equality possible and also oversaw E. Jean Carroll's demolition of Trump, is my all-time favourite lesbian superhero – and there's a lot to choose from.

Published: January 27, 2024 01:53

Roberta Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in the case that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, making marriage equality possible and also oversaw E. Jean Carroll's demolition of Trump, is my all-time favourite lesbian superhero – and there's a lot…

Had seen viral bits but several friends insisted it was worth wincing thru this whole thing, so I did – and, hoo boy, how right they were There was less palpable mutual loathing & distrust when Bill Clinton forced Yitzhak Rabin & Yasser Arafat to shake hands in the Rose Garden

Published: January 27, 2024 01:39

Had seen viral bits but several friends insisted it was worth wincing thru this whole thing, so I did – and, hoo boy, how right they were There was less palpable mutual loathing & distrust when Bill Clinton forced Yitzhak Rabin & Yasser Arafat to shake…

Dude on TikTok chats to tourists to showcase how many languages he speaks (he claims 14). Polyglots intrigue me but when he tried on what can be most generously be described as a rough approximation of Japanese, it was a jarring reminder that everyone disappoints in the end

Published: January 26, 2024 23:55

Dude on TikTok chats to tourists to showcase how many languages he speaks (he claims 14). Polyglots intrigue me but when he tried on what can be most generously be described as a rough approximation of Japanese, it was a jarring reminder that everyone…

No, it's one thing to backflip on promises or matters of principle for political purposes; it's another to change your stance on policies you hadn't even campaigned on because of new & evolving evidence. Pig-headedness is no virtue. Impt & necessary shift by WCC.

Published: January 26, 2024 02:43

No, it's one thing to backflip on promises or matters of principle for political purposes; it's another to change your stance on policies you hadn't even campaigned on because of new & evolving evidence. Pig-headedness is no virtue. Impt & necessary shift…

The prudish Victorian era was often unintentionally filthy. Quaint courting ritual of mid-19th c New England involved likely local lads lifting village lasses out-a-,gathering into walnut trees in return for smooches. They called it 'nutting'. Lesson? Choose euphemisms wisely

Published: January 26, 2024 02:26

The prudish Victorian era was often unintentionally filthy. Quaint courting ritual of mid-19th c New England involved likely local lads lifting village lasses out-a-,gathering into walnut trees in return for smooches. They called it 'nutting'. Lesson?…

Not making a prediction Biden will get a border-Ukraine deal but worth nothing the fatalistic caterwauling about the state of negotiations is the soundtrack you always hear immediately prior to a breakthrough.

Published: January 25, 2024 22:37

Not making a prediction Biden will get a border-Ukraine deal but worth nothing the fatalistic caterwauling about the state of negotiations is the soundtrack you always hear immediately prior to a breakthrough.

Hooton at his eviscerating best (though imo intentional, cynical dishonesty is NOT a more flattering interpretation of ACT's conduct than flatout ignorance). Key/English would take Hooton's advice to kill ACT's bill but Luxon's way too flat-footed. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/national-and-act-are-failing-the-good-faith-test-over-treaty-principles-bill-matthew-hooton/MTKZFN6HPFBFDIT3GIYOKEFWAM/

Published: January 25, 2024 20:15

Hooton at his eviscerating best (though imo intentional, cynical dishonesty is NOT a more flattering interpretation of ACT's conduct than flatout ignorance). Key/English would take Hooton's advice to kill ACT's bill but Luxon's way too flat-footed. …

It's great mental health is so out in the open because hiding it behind shame & stoicism wreaked havoc for millennia. Still does. But it's scary new terrain for our species. We're a bit lost & confused. Lots of room for growth when it comes to conveying nuance & clarifying terms

Published: January 25, 2024 18:35

It's great mental health is so out in the open because hiding it behind shame & stoicism wreaked havoc for millennia. Still does. But it's scary new terrain for our species. We're a bit lost & confused. Lots of room for growth when it comes to conveying…

Like every ex Labour hack, I'm a veteran of several tobacco industry job offers so feel compelled to point out: Jones having known the lobbyist prior to the latter's smoking gig makes the story more damning, not less, since whom they already know is how they got the job.

Published: January 25, 2024 05:26

Like every ex Labour hack, I'm a veteran of several tobacco industry job offers so feel compelled to point out: Jones having known the lobbyist prior to the latter's smoking gig makes the story more damning, not less, since whom they already know is how…

Thoroughly well deserved. Key component to our new depth in the batting line-up.

Published: January 25, 2024 02:04

Thoroughly well deserved. Key component to our new depth in the batting line-up. nitter.adminforge.de/Itz_BrendonRam/status/1750097965212164114#m

I once looked at 'projection' a real but rarely evident quirk of human psychology but it was Trump who taught me that Narcissists are talking about themselves even, and perhaps especially when their words appear to be directed elsewhere.

Published: January 25, 2024 02:00

I once looked at 'projection' a real but rarely evident quirk of human psychology but it was Trump who taught me that Narcissists are talking about themselves even, and perhaps especially when their words appear to be directed elsewhere.…