Category Archives: Other Politics

Signs of Our Times (2014 Election by Hoarding. 23/30).

The last few hoardings to round out this series of 30 in October, are all National examples, seeing as they won the lion’s share of the party vote to form the government of the 51st parliament on 20 Sept. There … Continue reading

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Interesting Facts About Churchill

2. Man of the Year Churchill was named Time magazine’s Man of the Year twice – in 1940 and again in 1949. On his second time receiving the accolade, he was named Man of the Half-Century. Here’s the cover of Time in … Continue reading

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Signs of Our Times (2014 Election by Hoarding. 22/30).

Very clever grafitti.

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Signs of Our Times (2014 Election by Hoarding. 21/30).

I mentioned yesterday the Left MP who tweeted the still burning hoarding of one of his political counterparts.  Signs of Our Times (2014 Election by Hoarding. 20/30). Here it is.  The Wairarapa Times Age had a story on the prosecution of two Left supporters … Continue reading

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Signs of Our Times (2014 Election by Hoarding. 20/30).

It was pretty clear the rampant hoarding vandalism in 2014 (something we’d not seen so virulent before) was very one-sided (the Left) who even felt “justified” in doing so because their “cause” is self-righteous, and any one on the political Right … Continue reading

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Signs of Our Times (2014 Election by Hoarding. 5/30).

There is an art form to witty and poignant defacing of public electioneering signs (hoardings).  It’s part of the dance twirled by the public and their hopeful political candidates. 2014 was hall-marked by wanton destruction and idiotic factional trashing of … Continue reading

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Little Labour Leader (the Art of Coming Thru the Middle)

Andrew Little has just scraped back into parliament on Specials and now wants to be leader of Labour. “Andrew Little is talking up his connections outside the Labour caucus, amid signals he may stand for the Labour leadership.” “The former Labour … Continue reading

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4th Term for Nats? NZF & Conservatives.

DPF at Kiwiblog speculated yesterday on whether National can get an historic 4th term to match the Holyoake era (1960, 63, 66, 69) something Helen Clark tried desperately to do. “I had even mentally drafted a blog post intended for the … Continue reading

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Ilam candidate ‘Macbeths’ Cunliffe. (Melodrama).

[“By the pricking of my thumbs/Something wicked this way comes"]. This election I ran against Labour’s candidate in Ilam, James Macbeth Dann, alongside/against Gerry Brownlee.  I was actually more against James than I was Gerry (you can see our candidate’s debate here. … Continue reading

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#7 Reflections on the NZ General Election (2014) Church & Politics

Church vs State. It was interesting to note the uncharacteristic intrusion of the NZ Church (specifically the Anglican and Methodist churches) in to the 2014 election campaign, as far as I can tell only in Christchurch. Well-printed multi-colour mega-landscape hoardings … Continue reading

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