1. "

    National’s campaign ads feature the Greens and Labour in a boat trying to row in opposite directions, and Mr Key said it showed voters had a choice between “plain sailing” under National or “a group of parties that will be causing chaos and you wouldn’t want to be at sea with.”

    Asked where Act’s cabbage boat was he said “no chance of that.”

    "
    — 

    NZ Herald 20 Aug 2014

    No chance of what, that ACT won’t be in any position to demand anything because they won’t get a seat?  Curious…

     

  2. atomicdomme:

    a lot of people talk like capitalism is necessary to have innovation and I just think of all the brilliant and creative people I know who spend all of their time and energy worrying about how they’re going to have a roof over their heads and food to eat. capitalism doesn’t drive innovation, it stifles it and shackles it to the endlessly wasteful machinery of exploitation.

    (via quasiflexuralthrusting)

    Tagged #this
     

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  4. politicsbaby:

    Judith ‘Last Last Chance’ Collins. 

    #but really what the hell has she got over key? #she must have a massive threat to keep her in power

    "He was in on it!" or words to that effect, we can only assume.

    Key has the same problem with Ede.

     
  5. saddeer:

    this is the happiest I’ve been in a long time

    (Source: BuzzFeed, via itstimetochangethings)

     

  6. According to a TVNZ poll, 9% of voters would change their vote & 12% are now more likely to vote. In that event, National’s ‘landslide’ margin is more than gone.

     

  7. KEY NZ ELECTION DATES

    Lots of people have been asking about this, so:

    20th August: Enrol by this date to get your EasyVote Information Pack and to make advance voting easy. Check if you’re enrolled and up to date here.

    3rd September: Advance and Overseas Voting Starts.  Between the 3rd and the 19th you will be able to vote at advance polling stations in your electorate.  Information on where and how to cast an advanced vote, will be on the Electoral Commission Website from Wednesday 27th August.

    20th September: Election Day.  Booths will be open from 9am to 7pm. Preliminary results will start being announced from 7pm.

    4th October: Official Results Declared.

    You can find more info here.

     

  8. "

    Prime Minister John Key has conceded it was “unwise” for Judith Collins to give Cameron Slater a public servant’s name and job title which was then used in an attack post on his Whale Oil blog.

    However, John Key says no disciplinary action will be taken against the Justice Minister because the action pre-dated the final warning he gave Ms Collins over the Oravida scandal.

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    — 

    NZ Herald 19 August 2014

    …all you can do is laugh…

    & then vote the bastards out.

     

  9. percontations:

    3 News' 6 o'clock coverage of Nicky Hagar's Dirty Politics has been a vast disappointment. Paul Henry, well, let’s not even go there.

    The Nation, though, delivered this morning. This is a fantastic interview with Cameron Slater by Lisa Owen. Slater can very much speak for himself, and I’m…

     
  10. theusb:

    While We Feared 1984 - They Let Us Brave New World Ourselves.

    (via quasiflexuralthrusting)