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  • dc_red,

    I like the young Mr bin Laden's hair-do, I have to say. No one with dreads could be a bad man.

    Oil Patch, Alberta • Since Nov 2006 • 706 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Just how long has it been for ol' Red? I remember him from usenet at least ten or twelve years ago...I wonder if its the same dude.Or like the Dred Pirate Roberts, does the baton get handed on following the ineivetable haemorrhage?

    On that, I used to suspect there was more than one Redbaiter, there'd be the odd lucid post under that name, in among the rabid offerings.

    Now I'd guess it's been the same guy all along. Just having his ups & downs (or uppers & downers perhaps).

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Blake Monkley,

    I do think there's something in John Key's comment that the elevation of Goff is hardly a sign of renewal. I also think there's something in the idea that Key really doesn't want to face an Opposition leader as smart and experienced as Goff ...

    I am glad with the decision, I was worried about Cunliffe and nice to see the unions did not go rouge or have the chance to vent.Nice to see a unified Labour party which is a credit to Helen.

    Auckland • Since Jul 2008 • 215 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    I do think there's something in John Key's comment that the elevation of Goff is hardly a sign of renewal. I also think there's something in the idea that Key really doesn't want to face an Opposition leader as smart and experienced as Goff ...

    He earned it, which is something Key has shown both National and his previous employment don't understand and also I agree, Goff is a fast thinker with a good memory so not great for the Camp Key.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    A now rather obscure but different little Australian movie that features the 'magic' of Barry White unleashed upon a small-town generation who'd never heard him before

    Love Serenade is one of my favourite movies! It's a perfect combination of sleaze, surreal and perms.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Love Serenade

    Without looking it up - Miranda & Barry Otto? Features a water tower in a crucial scene?

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Cunliffe profile here Seems bit of an all rounder with the right amount of confidence and did well in the New Lynn seat.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Miranda Otto, yes, but I don't think her dad was in it. But the water tower was, along with Chinese food.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    Miranda & Barry Otto? Features a water tower in a crucial scene?

    Just so. And a profusion of fishy themes (Barry did always seem a bit like a suave giant grouper).

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Robert Fox,

    John Key's comment that the elevation of Goff is hardly a sign of renewal

    Unless Key appoints some of his bright new things to cabinet then his own team will smell about as fresh the proverbial week old snapper.

    Since Nov 2006 • 114 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    Right you are Robyn - no Barry Otto.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116930/

    Wrong about Barry Otto. Funny movie though.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    a profusion of fishy themes

    As I recall: ZOMG GILLS!1!1!

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Max Call,

    Redbaiter is a Libertarianz candidate?

    Fruit Bowl of New Zealand… • Since Jun 2007 • 153 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    I do think there's something in John Key's comment that the elevation of Goff is hardly a sign of renewal. I also think there's something in the idea that Key really doesn't want to face an Opposition leader as smart and experienced as Goff ...

    Goff and King are two of the best and longest serving MPs with such a range of portfolios under their collective belt, they are best placed to ruthlessly scrutinise Key. Key's a noob and has to now deliver on a bloody bold set of goals; frankly if he does it, who'll care about the Labour leadership? A strong Opposition is important in a democracy and there's few to rival Goff.

    Key might not be nervous, he should be.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    No one with dreads could be a bad man.

    The entire country of Jamaica begs to differ :)

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Redbaiter is a Libertarianz candidate?

    Supposedly - local govt elections though. Provincial town.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    The entire country of Jamaica begs to differ :)

    Now if one dem can sing man that's bad :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Max Call,

    Tauranga Real Estate Agent?

    Fruit Bowl of New Zealand… • Since Jun 2007 • 153 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    __Redbaiter is a Libertarianz candidate?__

    Supposedly - local govt elections though. Provincial town.

    I had my doubts about that after I had an argument with him on Kiwiblog where he endlessly defended the very un-libertarian government of Singapore.

    But perhaps that's just that cognitive dissonance Slarty was talking about ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Patrick,

    John Key's comment that the elevation of Goff is hardly a sign of renewal

    Unless Key appoints some of his bright new things to cabinet then his own team will smell about as fresh the proverbial week old snapper.

    Indeed - anyone who's thinking of putting Tony Ryall, the Smiths Lockwood and Nick, Murray McCully and Maurice Williamson on his front bench can't be too snippy about "renewal"

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 261 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    I had my doubts about that after I had an argument with him on Kiwiblog where he endlessly defended the very un-libertarian government of Singapore.

    He seems top have fallen out with the Libz nowadays too, either that, or they're publicly distancing themselves from him for the sake of appearance.

    Not that it matters, I think it's him though, the bio (long pulled off the web) had all the phrases (minus the invective), and the picture of a man who looked like he could credibly be Redbaiter.

    My source would know who he was & I don't see why he'd have fibbed :)

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Tauranga Real Estate Agent?

    Where'd you get that nugget?

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Mike Graham,

    they are best placed to ruthlessly scrutinise Key

    and what Dave P just said.

    The Goff/King leadership seems a sensible move - it will let the experienced Labour front-bench get some hits on the party who haven't experienced what it's like to be in Govt for nine years and with a leader who has never experienced being in Govt.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 206 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    __John Key's comment that the elevation of Goff is hardly a sign of renewal
    ...
    Unless Key appoints some of his bright new things to cabinet then his own team will smell about as fresh the proverbial week old snapper.__

    Indeed - anyone who's thinking of putting Tony Ryall, the Smiths Lockwood and Nick, Murray McCully and Maurice Williamson on his front bench can't be too snippy about "renewal"

    No spring chickens, I'm sure (though is 43 that old?), but there surely has to be a difference between those who first saw Parliamentary action under Bolger (Nick Smith, Tony Ryall), and those who first saw it under Muldoon (Goff).

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3215 posts Report Reply

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