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Solo Fatherhood, gender roles and my fingernail polish

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  8 Comments

Solo Fatherhood is just like sole fatherhood but uses Han Solo more.

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Green Party muscle in on Maori vote and open up alternative path to Parliament

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

By splitting the Maori vote again and taking party vote support, the Greens just made it easier for the Maori/MANA alliance to beat Labour and in doing so provide an alternative path way to Parliament where the Greens have actual political power and not what Winston will allow them to have.

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Flick Electric co. Comedy Gala review

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Flick Electric co. Comedy Gala review

There were some sparkles this year, there was also a lot more misses than one would have expected. I won’t name and shame the misses, but the words ‘experimental’ were used about a few of the comedians in a way that isn’t positive.

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BREAKING: Sue Moroney to stand down at General Election – Labour Party

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on BREAKING: Sue Moroney to stand down at General Election – Labour Party

Labour List MP Sue Moroney will not seek re-election to Parliament in September, the Hamilton-based MP announced today. “I made my decision after being notified last night that I had lost support from the party’s ruling council for an electable position on the Labour Party list. I intend to serve out the remainder of the […]

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At a time of rising sea levels due to climate change, Phil O’Reilly wants to build an underwater stadium in Auckland?

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Wanting to plonk an underwater waterfront stadium on the Auckland waterfront when our future will see more and more extreme weather events and a dramatic jump in sea levels looks like a recipe for a mass drowning.

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In celebration of Eminem suing John Key – will the real slim shady please stand up?

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

I’m guessing National’s defence to being sued by Eminem is that they’ve spent 9 years stealing ideas from Labour so they thought it was cool.

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Inflicting Pain Without Flinching: Jenny Shipley Talks To Guyon Espiner

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  75 Comments

IT IS NEVER ADVISABLE, when writing political commentary, to get angry. Powerful emotions distort our judgements and make the already difficult job of political analysis even harder. Sometimes, however, giving vent to our anger is the right thing to do. Sometimes, maintaining a calm and dispassionate analytical posture serves only to give despicable behaviour a free pass. Some people are only deserving of the most forthright and unequivocal condemnation.

Jenny Shipley is one of those people.

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