Posts from The New Tasman for 11/30/2011

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Warning: the graphic representation of message implosion may offend some readersNov 30, 2011 02:20 am | Phil

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Cunliffe’s Mahuta Ploy (in graph form)Nov 29, 2011 04:48 am | Phil

My life to date is strewn with failed enterprises that seemed like a good idea at the time; so much so that I consider myself an expert in the field. Particularly during my Amber Period, I was extremely susceptible to superficially plausible ”brilliant” ideas that were always bound to wilt with exposure to the harsh light of day. ...

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The “experience” argument against Shearer? Really?Nov 28, 2011 06:15 am | Phil

As David Shearer vaulted suddenly to the top tier of Labour’s potential leaders, his rivals have begun to whisper that he is lacking experience. Really? That’s what they’ve got? Let’s take one potential rival, Grant Robertson. Granted, Shearer hasn’t been in parliament as long as Grant Robertson. (Well he did enter parliament six months after ...

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Complacent. Delusional. Staggeringly Arrogant.Nov 28, 2011 03:28 am | Phil

Charles Chauvel Labour candidate in Ohariu, 2005, 2008 & 2011(2nd place) Newsletter to Supporters November 27, 2011

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Parker has the numbers against CunliffeNov 27, 2011 03:00 am | Phil

Update: from a different but equally credible authority, I am assured that King and Mallard are about as undecided as Cunliffe himself, albeit in the opposite direction. From pretty good authority, here are the numbers in the coming contest between Davids Parker and Cunliffe. FWIW, I lean Shearer but would support Parker over Cunliffe. Would ...

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Shy of the ApocalypseNov 26, 2011 01:56 pm | Phil

Okay, it was a shitful result for Labour; no two ways about it. 27 percent is a meagre return for 95 years’ worth of mostly honest toil, especially when a charming huckster like Winston Peters can score a lazy seven for a fortnight’s work. (Notwithstanding, that is, the contribution of the hitherto well-hidden youth wing ...

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Repost: My NZ election predictionNov 26, 2011 09:40 am | Phil

I am posting this to coincide with my last newsletter mail-out to subscribers before Saturday’s election.  (My weekly newsletter goes out on Wednesdays — you can add your name by subscribing at the upper-right of the homepage).   For what it’s worth (not much) and from afar (a-very-very-far) here is my predictions for the NZ ...

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Freedom, yes — but standards, tooNov 24, 2011 07:22 am | Phil

The Rwandan daily, The New Times, published a column from me this morning.  Once again, I take issue with the country’s high-profile critics, predictably (for me) citing Orwell: Orwell understood that integrity and adherence to truth are integral to freedom.  Without them, the public square descends into a rhetorical free-for-all wherein anyone is entitled to ...

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Ambassador Susan Rice graciously offers #Rwanda tips on how to run a democracy, America style!Nov 24, 2011 02:38 am | Phil


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