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Written By: - Date published: 11:41 pm, January 18th, 2014 - 48 comments
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DPF Bain

48 comments on “Sick”

  1. QoT 1

    I’m pretty sure the smiley face means you’re not allowed to ~take it too seriously~ or something like that.

  2. adam 2

    Hey Farrar, you know there is a special place in hell for people like you. How about you turn a gun on yourself and save the world from your liberal bullshit.

  3. Arfamo 3

    It’s times like this I experience intense pleasure imagining for a moment what it would be like to be reading DF’s obituary.

    • Thanks for linking to our post. Took me ages to find out how traffic was getting from this thread to my site and now I’ve figured it out.

      Like I said in the post, I don’t think there is such a thing as “too soon”, but rather there are people who will take offence and people who will not. The trick is working out your audience. DPF’s problem in this instance is that he is a public figure, so anything he does on Facebook will leak out into the chattering classes who will tut tut him for his bad taste (besides, the gag isn’t even that funny and could have been constructed in a funnier way but I won’t go into that).

      We don’t control what we find funny, but we do control who we inflict that on.

  4. One Anonymous Knucklehead 5

    I think calling for Farrar’s death and/or suicide is pretty much in the same ballpark as his (completely unfunny, as in: I like morbid humour. It didn’t even raise a smile) “joke”.

    But that’s the point.

  5. Saarbo 6

    I think most of us just feel incredibly sad for the mother of the children, that is our overriding emotion to this event.

    This joke says a lot about David Farrar and consequently his choice of politics. Clearly Farrar is a person whose brain does not have compassion and empathy wired into it. Im sure many other Right Wingers are similar. Compassion and empathy are a major point of difference between the Right and Left.

    • Anne 6.1

      +1 Saarbo

      I think of two lovely little kiddies who were cut down at the dawn of life, and a mother who will never get over it.

      Clearly Farrar is a person whose brain does not have compassion and empathy wired into it.

      There’s a medical name for it and right wingers represent the vast bulk of them. Unfortunately they are clever at disguising it from Joe and Mary Bloggs. It’s a condition which defies logic and any ability to understand anything beyond their own self-centred and cocooned little worlds.

      • Chooky 6.1.1

        +1

      • Jan 6.1.2

        The problem is that even those of us who do recognize it don’t really know how to combat it but carry on like rabbits in the headlights. There must be away though – funnily enough I think Dotcom may have a bit of a handle on it.

  6. Paul 7

    Selfish, senseless and thoughtless.

  7. Debbie Brown 8

    Not at all funny. DF should be ashamed of himself.

  8. vto 9

    That’s National Party members for you.

  9. Redrobin 10

    Whilst not excusing those comments at all, perhaps you should look at your own backyard too?

    http://thestandard.org.nz/scoop-and-whaleoil-a-tale-of-two-websites/

    • karol 10.1

      Diversion, much. How is the DPF tweet anything like micky’s post about the two websites – was micky exploiting some appalling murders?

    • QoT 10.2

      Ah yes, the old “I’m totally not excusing or derailing, but look over here!” line.

  10. bad12 11

    Sick indeed!!!, we usually expect such ugliness to come from the King of Filth over at ‘Wail oil’, Farrer like Hooten make an effort to portray themselves as operating form a higher intellectual level, both even assuming the ‘plum in mouth’ diction of the English language early on,(such silver spoon language having fallen from their favor recently),

    In all reality tho, this latest piece of ugliness to emanate from Farrer along with Hooten’s bizaare ‘liar’ attack on Labour leader David Cunliffe shows us all that the King of Filth has companions in the gutter and none of us should ever extend the slightest sign of respect for any of them…

  11. galeandra 12

    Can Bain expect this kind of pollution to mark the intimate milestones for the rest of his life?

  12. Redrobin 13

    Karol, was referring to the comments.

    • Pascal's bookie 13.1

      It is traditional on the internet to link to the thing you are talking about, rather than the thing you are not talking about. Aids clarity. You’re welcome.

  13. amirite 14

    What’s more disturbing, is that there are many of Farrar’s ‘followers’ who find it funny too and, like Farrar, are lacking in human empathy and decency.

  14. Will@Welly 15

    There’s a woman, a mother, who has to come to terms with this for the rest of her life, ffs Farrar. The man is an emotional cripple. I have never been able to resolve how people can do this to their own children. Bad enough doing it to others, but your own? Come on Farrar, grow a pair.

  15. Paul 16

    This article by George Monbiot explains a lot.
    Here are some excerpts.

    “How Ayn Rand became the new right’s version of Marx
    Her psychopathic ideas made billionaires feel like victims and turned millions of followers into their doormats”

    “It has a fair claim to be the ugliest philosophy the postwar world has produced. Selfishness, it contends, is good, altruism evil, empathy and compassion are irrational and destructive. The poor deserve to die; the rich deserve unmediated power.
    It is not hard to see why Rand appeals to billionaires. She offers them something that is crucial to every successful political movement: a sense of victimhood. She tells them that they are parasitised by the ungrateful poor and oppressed by intrusive, controlling governments.

    It is harder to see what it gives the ordinary teabaggers, who would suffer grievously from a withdrawal of government. But such is the degree of misinformation which saturates this movement and so prevalent in the US is Willy Loman syndrome (the gulf between reality and expectations) that millions blithely volunteer themselves as billionaires’ doormats. I wonder how many would continue to worship at the shrine of Ayn Rand if they knew that towards the end of her life she signed on for both Medicare and social security. She had railed furiously against both programmes, as they represented everything she despised about the intrusive state. Her belief system was no match for the realities of age and ill health.’

    Rand’s is the philosophy of the psychopath, a misanthropic fantasy of cruelty, revenge and greed.
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/mar/05/new-right-ayn-rand-marx

    A perfect description of Farrar and his ilk…. ‘psychopathic doormats’

  16. infused 17

    When he posted that, there was no information about those deaths. The story was ‘breaking’.

    • Pascal's bookie 17.1

      No info other than that 3 people had been killed, so lol I guess.

    • freedom 17.2

      Headline accompanying the tweet reads:
      “Three bodies found in Dunedin house”
      infused, you really should learn to read, it might stop you looking like such a braindead apologist

      or will you try to weasel out of it like you do with everything else

      • infused 17.2.1

        Why don’t you try and read. I said no information about the deaths, ie who was involved.

        • freedom 17.2.1.1

          so in your world it is okay to make juvenlie jokes within hours of three people being slaughtered just as long as the details aren’t clear . . .
          got it,
          you really are a nauseating cup of pondscum

        • Murray Olsen 17.2.1.2

          Infused, are you trying to say that Bain could have been involved and Farrar was just trying to help the investigation? You seem every bit as sick as him. You have the right to remain silent, ffs learn to use it.

    • Paul 17.3

      Wow!
      Is there anything you won’t defend?

    • Will@Welly 17.4

      infused – the only thing that should be “broken” is your spine, you spineless cretin. Defending the indefensible is part of the National/Act mantra.

  17. Morrissey 18

    If Farrar was merely unfunny and crass, as this “joke” shows, that would be bad enough. But he’s actually much, much worse. Shortly after Israel’s mass slaughter of more than 1,400 people in Gaza, Farrar accepted a free trip to Israel by the Israeli regime, which included a brief visit to illegally occupied East Jerusalem. With a display of resolute blindness and deafness, Farrar reported that “things were generally very relaxed in this area”.
    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2009/11/jerusalem.html

    Then, a few years later, he had the gall to attack Gareth and Jo Morgan for the same behaviour in another rogue state….
    http://thestandard.org.nz/open-mike-15092013/#comment-696521

  18. Morrissey 19

    I’ve just asked the comedian a few pertinent questions on his own blog….

    David, there has been a lot of adverse comment about this joke you posted recently…..
    http://cdn.thestandard.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/DPF-Bain.jpg

    However unfunny and crass that joke may be, it is after all just a joke. But your behaviour has been actually much, much worse than that. Shortly after Israel’s mass slaughter of more than 1,400 people in Gaza, you accepted a trip to Israel paid for by the Israeli regime, which included a brief visit to illegally occupied East Jerusalem. With a display of resolute blindness and deafness, you reported that “things were generally very relaxed in this area”.
    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2009/11/jerusalem.html

    Then, a few years later, you had the gall to attack Gareth and Jo Morgan for the same behaviour in another rogue state….
    http://thestandard.org.nz/open-mike-15092013/#comment-696521

    So what I and I’m sure many others would like to know is this: was your infamous “things were generally very relaxed comment” another example of your propensity for black humour? And did you tell that joke to any Palestinians on your flying visit? Or were they too terrified to come near your tour party?

    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2014/01/general_debate_19_january_2014.html/comment-page-1#comment-1262175

    • Grumpy 19.1

      Admire your enthusiasm but you really need to get out more…..

      • Morrissey 19.1.1

        I get out plenty, thanks. It’s easy. Not so easy is reading and learning about something before you comment on it: that’s the task we’re giving you. Hopefully it will put a stop to your mindless pro-torture comments.

        Off you go now. To the library, hopefully.

  19. Tracey 20

    Every now and then the truth seeps through from the comfort of a white male computer user earning over 100k a year.

    • Grumpy 20.1

      So what are you saying? Is the brain fart because he is white, male, uses a computer or earns more than $100k?
      How do those attributes, collectively and individually arrive at the outcome?
      Surely, you are not racist, misandrist, envious and computer phobic……?

  20. Tracey 21

    ” Is the brain fart because he is white, male, uses a computer or earns more than $100k?”

    All of them. Its not a brain fart it is the truth of his view of the world seeping through the carefully crafted… and paid for… veneer. Sorry I wasnt clearer.

  21. Jack Ramaka 22

    Farrar is basically a National Party Tool, the Tories love the sick humour of Kiwi Bog and Whale Slime they reflect the purile behaviour of their almighty leader, in Parliament the Colonial Clot Johnnie Sparkles

  22. Murray Olsen 23

    Farrar is a piece of shit, and so is the party he works for. Sometimes they manage to disguise the stench, but it always escapes in the end.

  23. Rhinocrates 24

    This is also sick:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11189332

    The fucking cops were warned.

    Remember this name: Inspector Greg Sparrow, area commander for Dunedin, Clutha and Waitaki. Just as useless as Marshall.

    He was warned and the arsehole sat on his thumb because, hey it’s just death threats made against a woman and her kids, nothing serious or real.

  24. Jan 25

    The world has always been a dangerous place for women and children unprotected by an ‘alpha male’. Every now and then there is an illusion that it is becoming safer, but then there is a right wing and sexist backlash and back to reality!

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    GreensBy Jan Logie MP
    2 days ago
  • Government report on sexual & family violence a good first step
    Yesterday the Government released the cabinet paper on progress on the work programme of the Ministerial Group on Family Violence and Sexual Violence. Along with the Human Rights Commissioner and Women’s Refuge, I really welcome the report. I’m relieved that… ...
    GreensBy Jan Logie MP
    2 days ago
  • Prisoner voting disqualification and the Bill of Rights Act
    In 2010, National rammed the Electoral (Disqualification of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill through Parliament. Paul Quinn’s Member’s Bill existed because Paul Quinn thought anyone who’d been imprisoned was a serious offender, and serious offenders had ‘forfeited’ their right to vote.… ...
    GreensBy David Clendon MP
    2 days ago
  • Mainfreight ‘appalled’ by Government’s rail madness
    The Government has been given a serve by New Zealand-based international trucking and logistics firm Mainfreight which says it lacks a national transport strategy, and has treated rail badly, Labour's Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says. The company has told shareholders it… ...
    3 days ago
  • National’s Health and Safety Reform Bill: less safety and fewer rights at...
    The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is embarking on a campaign to fight the changes that weaken the Health and Safety Reform bill. As part of the campaign the CTU has organised vigils with the display of 291 crosses… ...
    GreensBy Denise Roche MP
    3 days ago
  • All options need to be put on meat sector table
    Farmers must be given every assurance that all potential risks have been considered before Silver Fern Farms opens its door to foreign equity, Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says. “The ongoing saga involving the meat sector and amalgamation has… ...
    3 days ago
  • Flag the referendum if 50% or more don’t vote
    Labour has moved to have the second flag referendum canned if the first attracts fewer than half the eligible number of voters, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “John Key has already wasted more than $8 million on his vanity project… ...
    3 days ago
  • 90,000 cars reclassified in botched ACC ratings
    New figures obtained by Labour show the ACC Minister’s botched motor vehicle levy system has resulted in 90,000 vehicles having to be reclassified so far – at a cost of $6 million, Labour’s ACC spokesperson Sue Moroney says. “Nikki Kaye’s… ...
    3 days ago
  • Brutal health cuts confirmed, crucial services suffer
    Chronic under-funding by National has seen the health budget slashed by $1.7 billion in just five years, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. A report by Infometrics, commissioned by Labour, shows health funding has been cut in four of the… ...
    4 days ago
  • Meth ring under Serco’s nose
    The news that two Serco inmates have been arrested for helping to run a methamphetamine ring from prison should be the final straw and see their contract cancelled, says Labour’s Corrections Spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “National has stood by Serco despite… ...
    4 days ago
  • Ministers failing women and their own targets
    New figures showing just five Ministers have met the Government’s own reduced targets for appointing women to state sector boards is evidence National is failing Kiwi women, Labour’s Women’s Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney says. “The Ministry for Women’s 2015 Gender… ...
    4 days ago
  • Charges up for some as funding up for grabs
    A proposal being considered by the Government would see some people having to pay more for health care and district health boards forced to fight amongst themselves to fund regional health services, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says “Information leaked… ...
    4 days ago
  • Stop experimenting on kids
    The trouble with the Charter school model is that it is a publicly funded experiment on children. The National Government has consistently put its desire to open charter schools ahead of the safety of the children in them, ignoring repeated… ...
    GreensBy Catherine Delahunty MP
    5 days ago
  • Bank puts the squeeze on mid Canterbury farmers
    News that an unnamed bank in Ashburton has put a receiver on notice over financially vulnerable farmers will send a chill through rural New Zealand, says Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. “The Government needs to work with  New Zealand’s banks… ...
    5 days ago
  • Key is trading away New Zealand land and homes
    John Key yesterday admitted what National dishonestly refused to confirm in Parliament last week – he is trading away New Zealand’s right to control who buys our homes and land, says Opposition leader Andrew Little. “The Prime Minister must now… ...
    5 days ago
  • Razor gang takes scalpel to health
    Plans by the Government to take a scalpel to democratically elected health boards are deceitful and underhand, coming just months after an election during which they were never signalled, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says “Leaked documents reveals a radical… ...
    5 days ago
  • Spin lines show a department in chaos
    Corrections Spin Doctors sending their place holder lines to journalists instead of responding to serious allegations shows the scale of chaos at the department over the Serco scandal, says Labour’s Corrections Spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “As more and more serious allegations… ...
    7 days ago
  • Court ruling shows law should never have been passed
    A High Court ruling that a law banning prisoners from voting is inconsistent with a properly functioning democracy should be a wake-up call for the Government, Labour’s Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. In an unprecedented ruling Justice Paul Heath has… ...
    1 week ago
  • Judicial Review Gamble Pays Off for Problem Gambling Foundation
    Congratulations are due to the Problem Gambling Foundation (PGFNZ) who have won their legal case around how the Ministry of Health decided to award their contracts for problem gambling services to another service provider. Congratulations are due not just for… ...
    GreensBy Denise Roche MP
    1 week ago
  • Environmental Protection Agency appoints GE advocate as new CEO
    This week, the Environmental Protection Authority Amendment Bill passed its first reading in Parliament. The Bill puts protection of the environment into the core purpose of the Environmental Protection Authority. This month, Dr Allan Freeth, the former Chief Executive of… ...
    GreensBy Steffan Browning MP
    1 week ago
  • Charanpreet Dhaliwal death demands genuine health and safety reform
    The killing of a security guard on his first night on the job is exactly the kind of incident that National’s watered-down health and safety bill won’t prevent, says Te Atatu MP Phil Twyford. The coronial inquest into 22-year-old Charanpreet… ...
    1 week ago
  • Arbitrary sanctions hit children hardest
    Increasing numbers of single parents are being penalised under a regime that is overly focussed on sanctions rather than getting more people into work, Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni says. “Figures, obtained through Parliamentary questions show 3000 more sanctions,… ...
    1 week ago
  • Hekia just won’t face the facts
    Hekia Parata’s decision to keep troubled Whangaruru Charter school open despite being presented with a catalogue of failure defies belief, goes against official advice and breaks a Government promise to close these schools if they were failing, says Labour’s Education… ...
    1 week ago
  • No more silent witnesses
    Yesterday I attended the launch of a new initiative developed by and for Asian, Middle eastern and African youth to support young people to name and get support if there is domestic violence at home. The impact on children of… ...
    GreensBy Jan Logie MP
    1 week ago
  • Single Use Plastic Bags campaign – Some wins and some green-washing
    As we near the end of Plastic Free July I’m nearing the conclusion of my Say No To Plastic Bag tour when I will have completed all 30 of my public meetings. The campaign was designed to work with community… ...
    GreensBy Denise Roche MP
    1 week ago
  • Single Use Plastic Bags campaign – Some wins and some green-washing
    As we near the end of Plastic Free July I’m nearing the conclusion of my Say No To Plastic Bag tour when I will have completed all 30 of my public meetings. The campaign was designed to work with community… ...
    GreensBy Denise Roche MP
    1 week ago
  • Minister must take responsibility for problem gambling debacle
    The Government’s handling of the Problem Gambling Foundation’s axing in a cost-cutting exercise has been ham-fisted and harmful to some of the most vulnerable people in society, Associate Health Labour spokesperson David Clark says.“Today’s court ruling overturning the axing of… ...
    1 week ago
  • Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty
    The Labour Party will not support the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement unless key protections for New Zealanders are met, Opposition leader Andrew Little says.“Labour supports free trade. However, we will not support a TPP agreement that undermines New Zealand’s sovereignty. ...
    1 week ago
  • Coleman can’t ignore latest warnings
    Resident doctors have advised that a severe staffing shortage at North Shore Hospital is putting patients’ lives at risk, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. “They say a mismatch between staffing levels and patient workloads at North Shore has… ...
    1 week ago
  • ACC must remove barriers to appeals
    The Government must prioritise removing barriers to justice for ACC claimants following a damning report by Acclaim Otago, Labour’s ACC spokesperson Sue Moroney says. “ACC Minister Nikki Kaye must urgently scrap her flawed plan to remove claimant’s right to redress… ...
    1 week ago
  • Six months’ paid parental leave back on the agenda
    Six months’ paid parental leave is back on the agenda and a step closer to reality for Kiwi parents after Labour’s new Member’s Bill was pulled from today’s ballot, the Bill’s sponsor and Labour MP Sue Moroney says. “My Bill… ...
    1 week ago
  • Sole parents at risk of having no income
    New requirements for sole parents to undertake a reapplication process after a year is likely to mean a large number will face benefit cancellations, but not because they have obtained work, Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni says. “Increasing numbers… ...
    1 week ago
  • Juking the Welfare Stats Again
    Last week the government’s major initiative to combat child poverty (a paltry $25 increase) was exposed for what it is, a lie. The Government, through the Budget this year, claims to be engaging in the child poverty debate, but instead,… ...
    GreensBy Jan Logie MP
    1 week ago
  • OCR rate cut a result of flagging economy
    The Reserve Bank's decision to cut the Official Cash Rate to 3 per cent shows there is no encore for the so-called 'rock star' economy, says Labour's Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson.   "Today's interest rate cut comes off the back… ...
    1 week ago
  • Reboot to an innovation economy, an Internet economy and a clean economy
    In my short 33 years on this planet we’ve seen phenomenal technological, economic and social change, and it’s realistic to expect the next 33 will see even more, even faster change. You can see it in the non-descript warehouse near… ...
    GreensBy Gareth Hughes MP
    1 week ago
  • Bill that puts the environment into the EPA passes first hurdle
    A Bill that puts the environment squarely into legislation governing the Environmental Protection Authority passed its first reading today, says Meka Whaitiri.  “I introduced this member’s bill as the current law doesn’t actually make protecting the environment a goal of… ...
    1 week ago
  • Key’s KiwiSaver deception exposed
    KiwiSaver statistics released today expose John Key's claim that the cutting of the kickstart payment "will not make a blind bit of difference to the number of people who join KiwiSaver” to be duplicitous, says Labour Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson.  “Official… ...
    1 week ago
  • Minimum Wage Amendment Bill to protect contractors
    All New Zealanders should be treated fairly at work. Currently, the law allows non-employment relationships to be used to get around the minimum wage. This is unfair, says Labour MP David Parker. “The Minimum Wage (Contractor Remuneration) Amendment Bill, a… ...
    1 week ago
  • Bill raises bar to protect Kiwi farmland
    The Government’s rubber-stamping of every one of the nearly 400 applications from overseas investors to buy New Zealand farm land over the last three years proves tougher laws are needed, Labour MP Phil Goff says. “In the last term of… ...
    1 week ago
  • Costly flag referendum should be dumped
    John Key must ditch the flag referendum before any more taxpayer money is wasted, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “Millions of dollars could be saved if the Prime Minister called a halt to this hugely expensive, and highly unpopular, vanity… ...
    1 week ago
  • Nats letting Serco off scot free
    Government members have prevented Parliament’s Law and Order select committee from getting answers out of a senior Serco director about the fight clubs being run at Mt Eden prisons, says Labour’s Corrections Spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “At today’s Law and Order… ...
    1 week ago
  • Charter school experiment turns into shambles
    The National Government’s charter school experiment has descended into chaos and it’s time for Hekia Parata to stop trying to cover up the full extent of the problems, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “The Education Minister must release all… ...
    1 week ago

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