And then there's the utterly hilarious "Tongan Ninja"
My favourite line "We'll be back ... you ..... homeowners!"
Here's the final fight scene for a snapshot of the laughs.
Just wondering if a voter was on the Maori role for the 2014 election are they able to enrol on the general role for the by-election?
The interview with Jane Gleeson-White on Kim's Hill's most recent Saturday morning show included suggested alternative ways (six capitals theory) for measuring the success or failure of economic policies. If we find better metrics for measuring the impacts of policy rather than the blunt implement that is GDP we can perhaps be more scientific in determining causal relationships?
Good examples Ian, but the MO seems to dig in and bludgeon the dying beast back to life rather than introduce an initiative with one possible outcome being humane euthanasia. Look how long Novopay was in the death throws before monster Joyce stopped trying to resuscitate it by throwing good money after bad at it.
They did eventually ditch the health benefits system that was labelled akin to a ponzi scheme. I doubt we will see the like with National Standards or 'partnership schools".
Sacha, I think pilot projects probably have a different threshold for success, adoption and/or abandonment given they are almost experimental by default. I'm not saying that I condone treating the population as guinea pigs for a succession of pilots.
That’s not really very specific. I wouldn’t call that a hypothesis, just a sales pitch. But what I’m getting at is that it’s never suggested that they will make a change and then rescind it if it doesn’t work. It’s got to be accompanied by ridiculous levels of confidence about something that seems to be incredibly uncertain in reality.
Isn't that the premise for most if not all government policy. Not many are introduced as "suck it and see" options. It's not usual to hear a minister saying," Oh we'll give it a bash but if it doesn't work we'll dump it". I guess one recent exception is the foreign terror thingamajig which does have a sunset clause but it's a given they aren't going to biff it away just take longer to make a new one.
Speaking of beltway........
What did the zero say to the eight?
The title of this blog post is sadly inaccurate. It seems the OECD report is very easy to ignore for the MSM as it's already relegated to the nether regions of Stuff and the Herald websites. Call me a left wing conspiracy theorist (let's face it, my friends do) but it seems rather odd a story so significant is shunted off the main pages so rapidly while stories about someone from another country losing their temper (nutting off?) on a plane maintain ascendency. At least it's still on the front page of RNZ's website even if is an article about Blingish's 'contesting' of the OECD report findings.
I know Dirty Politics probably has it in the bag but has anyone nominated this one yet?
I imagine the new OECD report will be described as such in light of Bill English's i/v on RNZ this morning.
screaming left wing conspiracy theory
(otherwise known as a true record of events)