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A Pox On Both Your Houses

A Pox On Both Your Houses

 If there’s one euphemism I’m sick of hearing it’s “property investment”. 

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International, News, Politics, Uncategorized

Trump, the View From Moon Zealand

Trump, the View From Moon Zealand

For a while now I’ve wondered when exactly we should start taking seriously what is going on in US politics around Donald Trump. How foolish of me. The time is now.

by × March 31, 2016 × 1 comment

General, News, Politics

Best of the Worst

Best of the Worst

Today I’m voting to keep a flag that I’ve wanted to change since I was six.

by × March 4, 2016 × 3 comments

News, Politics

Peaking Into The Future

Peaking Into The Future

The inclusion and subsequent failure of Red Peak in the New Zealand flag referendum is a triumph of democracy; pats on the back to everyone involved.

by × December 12, 2015 × 0 comments

International, News, Politics

Discontent warning

Discontent warning

Sometimes it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

by × September 4, 2015 × 7 comments

News, Politics

Flagged as inappropriate

Flagged as inappropriate

Well they’re out. The final four design have been reached and they’re all a bit terrible.

by × September 1, 2015 × 1 comment

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I shit you not, this was the first image of Mike Hosking using Google Image Search's "for reuse" button

Be Like Mike

In continuing my trend of writing about things days after everyone else has pretty much covered it, I’d like to wade in on the Mike Hosking thing.

by × August 20, 2015 × 1 comment

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I'm Morgan. Look at my lovely smile.

When are numbers racist?

By Morgan Godfery Some politicians seem to think that “data” exists in a privileged realm somewhere above politics and power relations. Data, according to Phil Twyford and others, enjoys the authority of objectivity.

by × July 20, 2015 × 0 comments

News, Politics

Orewa 3: The Orewa-ing

Orewa 3: The Orewa-ing

On Saturday morning I was rung by a friend who is a huge political nerd. He is also right wing. He was excited.

by × July 14, 2015 × 7 comments

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Leaving Pook Farm; Generation Rent Edition

Leaving Pook Farm; Generation Rent Edition

My suspicions were first aroused when my property manager told me not to panic.

by × July 10, 2015 × 0 comments

International, News, Politics, Rights

American Political Batshit: With malice towards none

American Political Batshit: With malice towards none

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.”

by × June 30, 2015 × 1 comment

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Ka Kite Ano Campbell Live

Ka Kite Ano Campbell Live

Today will be tough. There will be laughter. There will be cake. Campbell Live is famous for cake. We are the only people in the world who lose weight on Christmas holidays.

by × May 29, 2015 × 52 comments

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This is the sort of casualness I like.

On casualness and ethics

A lot has been written on the Prime Minister and his pulling of Amanda’s hair. I’m not going to weigh in on that.

by × April 28, 2015 × 0 comments

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War is war, hell is hell

War is war, hell is hell

It’s two days now since the actual ANZAC day but today is the brand new Monday-ised holiday, perhaps a good time to reflect on our reflection.

by × April 27, 2015 × 1 comment

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The Kitchin Sinks

The Kitchin Sinks

So news from late last week is that Paula Bennett has herself a new press secretary, former investigative journalist Phil Kitchin

by × April 13, 2015 × 0 comments

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John Oliver’s dick: a tall tale

John Oliver’s dick: a tall tale

You have probably already seen some – if not all – of the interview between John Oliver and renowned Government whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

by × April 10, 2015 × 0 comments

General, News

Dream big New Zealand

Dream big New Zealand

In the end, the end came at the beginning, but for some reason even the end felt like a beginning of a kind.

by × March 30, 2015 × 4 comments

Feminism, News

Regarding “call-out culture”: the uncontained fury of the imagined teenage Tumblr feminist

Regarding “call-out culture”: the uncontained fury of the imagined teenage Tumblr feminist

Recently Jonathan Chait generated a lot of heat online for a New York mag piece raging about a new era of political correctness.

by × March 25, 2015 × 8 comments