Speaking truth to glower
Well, what a great column! And what brilliant technique from Seymour to avoid having any unguarded comments plastered all over Twitter for the next few weeks (or years maybe, like his twerking videos). I have heard Michele in action with her technique - most effective and entertaining. Kim Hill is another super-exponent of the art, usually without the humour. I await the final twist of the knife in breathless anticipation!
Great song - love the Eurythmics.
That David Seymour is 95% total shocker, and an unexpected 5% really fairly okay human. I was very surprised when he embraced the euthanasia bill, and pushed it with reason and humanity. And then he'll go and do or back something totally dippy, and I'm rolling my eyes again.
Anyone out there - can you see a philosophical right wing reason for his supporting the euthanasia bill? Freedom of choice??
David Slack is in my ears* and in my eyes** / The best contrast to Blue disturbing lies ...
* on RNZ The Panel; ** on MTAF
Interesting that Seymour happily undermines the dog whistling on gender issues (directly imported from US shock jocks) given that he regularly indulges in manufacturing perceptions of New Zealand in danger of being overrun by uppity Maori bent on destroying democracy.
Who’da thunk Seymour had it in him?
So pleased you wrote about this. Charlie Mitchell’s article was a lovely surprise; it’s always good to see fact-based logic inserted into the public discourse. D Seymour ought to try it more often. Perhaps he’ll be like Hooton, and every year or two get something right. I’m less hopeful about that Edwards fellow...
Being a convertible owner , Love is a Stranger by the Eurythmics is an excellent track.
I read the article and was pleasantly surprised at what Seymour said, however he is still evil and must be resisted at all cost.
So...well, um...why are you, Mr Brennan, no longer tossing your mane and striding the lofty halls of RNZ?
Good. The first faint glimmers of resolute pushback. Glad you noted this, David.
Rimmer's agenda of wrongheadedness is completely different. I can only guess he is opposed to competing theories that also diverge from reality.
As for Bryce Edwards - well less than impressive in most things he writes.
"Lazy assumption, unfounded assertion; there’s a lot of it about." Good read.
I’d still like to kick Seymour in the pants. But good on you for giving him a break. Sounds like he earned it.
With due respect .... 5% to David Seymour on this round. Great to be pleasantly surprised but then he did turn out to be a worthy Ak flat mate/house owner to a son-of-Moutere left-wing friends!
DAVID SEYMOUR IS WOKE!!! /s
Great column. Glad to see a slither of logic in ACT thinking. I don’t mind who exposes the shock jocks.
Not surprising at all... goes with 'I am master of my own fate, and fuck everybody else' ACT/Liberal ideology. Over the last eight years three of my friends (I'm 72 this August coming) that were dying of cancer have quietly saved their morphine tablets and offed themselves at home, before being subjected to cold and lonely institutional/hospitalized endings...and that is why they were my friends. They also never voted National or ACT in their lives....