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21 November 2018

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  1. Corky

     /  November 21, 2018

    The delicious spectacle of Lefties turning on themselves. Being provodores of political correctness adds to spectacle.

    New Zealand will have their own version of this scenario when the Greens implode.

    https://www.salon.com/2018/11/20/anti-pelosi-democrats-face-their-own-revolt/

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  2. Corky

     /  November 21, 2018

    So middle class. So benign …yet so deadly. Who would have guessed, apart from the man interviewed?

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    • Corky

       /  November 21, 2018

      Interviewed man points to a mosque..just down the road.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  November 21, 2018

        Change the record, the needle’s stuck on that one.

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      • Corky

         /  November 21, 2018

        Sure is!

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  November 21, 2018

          Then change the bloody record, this one is becoming tiresome. We all know your bigoted views.

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        • Corky

           /  November 21, 2018

          Let me see. An innocent man is dead and I’m bigoted. More innocent people dodged a bullet when police preempted a terrorist strike.. and I’m bigoted.

          Far too many weak willed idiots in the West for us to survive. And this is tiresome!

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  3. Corky

     /  November 21, 2018

    In light of recent terrorist attacks, the Australian Federal Government is looking closely at immigration. According to an Australian commentator another reason immigration may be capped is because infrastructure is unable to cope with an increasing population.

    Doesn’t bode well for us if the Aussies are struggling with infrastructure concerns. One thing the Aussie will never be short of is land..just, it would seem, the infrastructure to service that land.

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  4. Patzcuaro

     /  November 21, 2018

    Lock her up

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    • David

       /  November 21, 2018

      Hilary set up a private server in her home when secretary of state, she had classified information on those emails, she was ordered by a judge to preserve those emails whereupon she bleached her server and smashed her Blackberry with a hammer.
      Ivanka Trump at the start of her time at the White House used a private email to arrange things like child care and the odd appointment and the emails are still preserved and available for scrutiny because unlike Hilary she just used a normal email provider not set up her own server.
      Ivanka is not a cabinet member dealing with vital matters of state or perhaps using her position to curry financial favours for the Clinton Foundation while in a very powerful position.

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      • Patzcuaro

         /  November 21, 2018

        And the Trump/Kushner clan aren’t using their positions for financial gain further down the line?

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      • duperez

         /  November 21, 2018

        I’m always impressed when people in this far flung part of the world have the minutiae of the doings of people in US politics. There must be ways we can market that ability and capacity. It would be sad if it weren’t capitalised on to its fullest extent.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  November 21, 2018

          It’s a myth that she smashed the Blackberry, It was done by officials, as I understand it. It is always done in such cases as a matter of routine.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  November 21, 2018

            Snopes says that she didn’t smash her old phones herself, PDTs.

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  5. Patzcuaro

     /  November 21, 2018

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  November 21, 2018

      “Some context for this: The other guy in the picture is Greg Stewart.

      Stewart was part of “Free Mississippi,” which was devoted to keeping the Confederate symbol as part of the state flag.

      Free Mississippi was labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center”

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  6. Patzcuaro

     /  November 21, 2018

    Hyde-Smith is in a runoff for one of Mississippi’s Senate Sests against Espy

    Hyde-Smith is also in hot water over remarks about public lynchings.

    “Espy, 64, is a heavy underdog in the Deep South state, which has not elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1982. But his campaign got a jolt of adrenaline when a video surfaced a week ago showing Hyde-Smith, 59, praising a supporter by saying: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.””

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-mississippi/in-mississippi-senate-race-a-hanging-remark-spurs-democrats-idUSKCN1NP15Q

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  7. PDB

     /  November 21, 2018

    Soper hits the nail on the head re. Pike River Mine re-entry.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12163489

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    • Corky

       /  November 21, 2018

      It wasn’t really Soper who needed to hit the nail on the head, it was Jacinda when she was asked a simple question.

      wg

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    • duperez

       /  November 21, 2018

      Soper’s approach is a bit like the old Paul Holmes strategy – put it into the most simple terms.

      “Will you resign if …” It’s a great trick in situations involving emotions.

      I wonder if Soper has a boss who asks him each day, “Will you resign if you don’t get (whatever number) of clicks today?”

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      • PDB

         /  November 21, 2018

        Dupz: ““Will you resign if …” It’s a great trick in situations involving emotions.”

        Fairs fair when the govt have used the same tug on the emotions in making this issue a political football in the first instance.

        Regardless his summary of the entire situation is bang on.

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