McCarten twins with Labour. Prebble is back in ACT. Let’s do the timewarp again! It’s just a jump to the left.
Also, Jaime Whyte talks about incest as if he’s not a public political figure. Just what does being a libertarian mean? Bitcoin is gone, everything is bad and wrong and demonstrably false. Just where do you go with that?
The Greens raise the roof a few inches, or however thick solar panels are. Is their plan to allow homeowners to purchase solar panels with low-interest government loans valuable? It’s wound up some people really nicely, so may have already paid for itself.
Also, supermarkets in NZ are a giant awful nightmare and have been for ages. But now this malevolence has coalesced into one hatable entity – Countdown. Does this spell change in the food sector, or just some off-target jingo claptrap?
Labour have had quite the week. After purchasing a multimillion dollar lair for their leader AND infiltrating the nation’s television station their next move is surely an outright coup. Is bias a problem in NZ’s media? Is it the most problem?
And Schapelle Corby has been released from jail in Indonesia, reaffirming whatever it was you already thought about Corby or Indonesia.
Last night the Rapture festival, headlined by Eminem, played to a giant Auckland crowd. But there was one notable absence from the stage. Ok there were two because Kendrick Lamar pulled out to do something else, but then his replacement – Odd Future – were denied entry into NZ on the grounds of… well, that’s the argument. (Blog mentioned: Moscaddie on odd future, eminem & rapture)
Also, it’s been valentines day. Fast food, anybody?
It’s probably more efficient to begin these by pointing out when Kim Dotcom is not in the news. This isn’t one of those times. He’s been taking political visitors at his mansion because we live in a bad airport novel. The Dotcom issue is complex and our media is not. Hence the week we had. And the decade we had.
ACT have selected a new leader. Significantly, and perhaps trumpeting a break from party tradition, Jamie Whyte is not in, recently out of or headed to jail.
Also a primary school invents an ingenious poor-person registration system, freeing up administration time which can now be spent on their 5th check of payroll details every fortnight.
Hello, how are you?
It’s (the day before) Waitangi Day (at time of recording). What even is this nowadays?
Also, Metiria Turei has had quite the week.
The blog post Dave talked about: He Hōaka: The tapu of taonga and wāhine in a colonised land
Recorded the day of National’s education policy (i.e., sevel days ago, and prior to every other party releasing a policy also, which we obviously don’t talk about in this episode), here is a discussion about National’s education policy.
Also, vintage Egonomist topic John Boscawen is back in the limelight. Ha ha.