The usual poll caveats, but doesn’t this point to Judith being in real trouble? http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/8679-nz-national-voting-intention-march-2021-202104090133 Simon, the two Chris’s, Nicola, are all circling.
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/439879/labour-mp-kiri-allan-reveals-she-has-been-diagnosed-with-cervical-cancer Headline says it all. Lets all hope/pray for a complete recovery. Kiri appears to be one of the better ones.
I don't usually descend to personal abuse. You really are a wanker aren't you.
My experience of bosses who professed to be good churchgoers is not great. Screw the staff Monday to Friday, play Daddy on Saturday, repent on Sunday. Repeat ad nauseam Can't see Luxon being any different.
And given the factions within the party, the rural urban divide, the Christians V the Lions, forming a cohesive leadership team is going to take some doing.
I can see a Bridges/Luxon ticket and a Bishop/Willis ticket forming. My popcorn futures are looking good.
Seymour now wants a police state?
Didn't John Walker run everywhere as a kid? Miles to school, tennis practice etc. Kept him fit!
Bryan Gould has the answer here. Simon's audience is his own caucus. The internal polling must still be rubbish, and knives being unsheathed and sharpened. https://bryangould.com/party-games/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=party-games
Jonathan Pie gets it. https://youtu.be/e5TVLEaqqdI
The National Party’s politics is interesting here. Has there ever been votes in NZ by supporting Australia? Usually the other way round.
Judith seems to be bringing the Nats back to the centre. Her speech at Ellerslie about housing, apparently did not go down too well with the Rotarians. https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/27-01-2021/judith-collins-wants-to-help-solve-the-countrys-housing-...
Being in opposition in NZ now must be a nightmare. Anything you say about Covid,the largest ship in port will be seen to be barking at cars. (Sorry for the mixed metaphor) But Bishop and Seymour just can’t help themselves. Terriers or labradors?
The best explanation of the rise of Trumpism I’ve read. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/07/how-great-paradox-american-politics-holds-secret-trumps-success?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Not that I actually understand them.
Simon Wilson in the Herald saying something about Paula Bennett running for the Auckland mayoralty. We don’t subscribe so I might have got that wrong, but WTF!
Words have meanings. Pablo on what the words being bandied about actually mean. http://www.kiwipolitico.com/2021/01/taxonomies-of-mass-political-violence/
Isn’t what’s happening in Washington DC an attempted coup?
Climate change is critical. However this government will be judged on good left wing values. They need to make real progress in reducing poverty, and providing housing.
My popcorn futures are looking good. ps Thanks to Lprent for sorting out the reply function on iPads.
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Mixed feelings here. One part of me says boo f..king hoo. Capitalists begging for a socialist hand out. They can take a long walk off a short bridge. On the other hand a functioning fourth estate is a vital requirement for a vibrant democracy. How Faafoi ...
https://mailchi.mp/85e0495769d8/bulletin-world-weekly-a-weather-report-for-the-world-2458370?e=4d18001d77 This week in dystopia - or the United States of America Coup or conniption? That’s the question over Donald Trump replacing the civilian leadership of...
Thanks. It really is a farcical shitshow.
So are the Joint Chiefs of Staff loyal to the President, or to the Constitution. And if the constitution wins, can the President sack them and replace them with his puppets?
At what point does a "coup" become a coup?
Biden’s got his work cut out reconciling urban v rural America. Even in states like Tennessee which went for Trump big time, the two major urban ares, Nashville and Memphis went to Biden. This seemed to be replicated in a lot of States.
From, https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/123193640/govt-needs-to-target-our-soaring-cost-of-living “A $9.5 million house is being built in Christchurch. Shaped like the letter Z, swimming pool and tennis court. When completed, it’s going to be one ...
This always gives me hope. https://youtu.be/Wy7Q6wazD_E
Boris, getting hammered by Jonathan Pie. https://youtu.be/CYmn76Y50Us
If you’re in the Whangaparaoa Electorate, Wade Hotel, Silverdale from 7.00 pm.