Open mike 06/11/09

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22 comments on “Open mike 06/11/09”

  1. Razorlight 1

    “Why don’t you just find a weapon and kill yourself. It will markedly improve the intellect of those of us who remain .”

    Has there been a more vile and disgusting comment made on either side of the blogosphere?

    • gitmo 1.1

      “Has there been a more vile and disgusting comment made on either side of the blogosphere?”

      Yes, all the political blogs deteriorate into vile sniping on a daily basis

      • Razorlight 1.1.1

        my response was moderated then removed for some reason.

        I said this comment was more than sniping. It resembles an infamous rightwing blogger.

        Whenever anyone speaks of the sewer again we can refer them back to this comment as an example for us all to look up to

        • gitmo

          I don’t think there’s any doubt that the comments section here is just as ‘robust’ or sewerlike as Kiwiblog.

          • felix

            Yeah the racism, misogyny and gay-bashing in every second comment here is disgraceful. The Standard really shouldn’t encourage it by allowing it to go unchecked day in day out.

            Oh hang on, that’s a completely moronic statement, isn’t it?

            • gitmo

              Don’t feel bad about being a moron – no one’s asking you to go and find a weapon and kill youself 🙂

              captcha nonsense ….aye

            • felix

              Thanks. So about the racism, misogyny and gay-bashing – like to show how this site and the bog are just same by giving a few examples?

              You said there was no doubt, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find an equally vile comment here for any that I can find at the bog.

              Should I start?

            • gitmo

              Feel free if you’ve got nothing better to do.

          • prism

            I notice the way that gitmo puts quotes around ‘robust’. That word is an indicator of warped
            attitudes and virtually lost its straight-forward meaning. It is now a euphemism for bruising , nasty, vicious.

            • So Bored

              So we descend into trench warfare, the odds long and the cost of defeat enormous….

              PS some pretty incisive comments from you yesterday, enjoyed reading.

    • Daveosaurus 1.2

      “Has there been a more vile and disgusting comment made on either side of the blogosphere?”

      That comment would be unremarkable on Kiwiblog and be flamed for being limp-wristed on Whale Oil. If you want to look for really vile and disgusting behaviour on the blogosphere, you’d be better off searching at Whale Oil.

  2. sk 2

    anyone noticed conditions in Afghanistan are rapidly deteriorating? A point of no return may have been reached . . With the UN annoucing a partial withdrawal (with possible full withdrawal th follow), Afghan police shooting the British troops who are training them, it is clear that the tipping point the Russians faced in the late 1980’s may be upon us.

    Anyone asked the PM his view on this?

  3. vedanta is a very big mining company in india – at the mo they are trying to get the bauxite from a sacred mountain.

    I’ve covered the main points of what they do and who they are doing it to here and ask the question who will be our vedanta?

    Go here for a long, detailed and shocking essay on what is happening with mining and indigenous lands and people in india. Put it this way, one of the campaigns is called Operation Green Hunt.

  4. BLiP 4

    What’s happened to the comment edit function?

    • prism 4.1

      Yeah I need it to get rid of my verbiage before everyone is stuck with it.

      • lprent 4.1.1

        It had an update last night that failed from 2.5.x to to 3.01

        I put it in manually about mid-day, but it was causing some nasty screen effects and I got a server slowdown, I’ll put it back on tonight after work when I have time to look at it.

        I will either fix the new one, or put the old one back in.

  5. Pascal's bookie 5


    FORT HOOD, Texas A soldier opened fire at a U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas on Thursday, unleashing a stream of gunfire that left 12 people dead and 31 wounded. Authorities killed the gunman, and apprehended two other soldiers suspected in what appears to be the worst mass shooting at a U.S. military base.

    The shooting began around 1:30 p.m., Lt. Gen. Bob Cone said at a news conference. He said all the casualties took place at the base’s Soldier Readiness Center, where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening.

    “It’s a terrible tragedy. It’s stunning,” Cone said.

    A law enforcement official identified the shooting suspect as Army Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan. The official said Hasan, believed to be in his late 30s, was killed after opening fire at the base. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case publicly…

  6. prism 6

    Another horrendous child abuse case. It’s hard to believe the depravity of parents to get to this level Michael Laws suggested a $10,000 grant for people like this to agree to a sterilisation? Forget about encouraging etc. money in appropriate places will save further lives, and taxpayers future otherwise inevitable costs. Educational, towards house or something concrete, to motivate people who just can’t handle this responsibility.
    His original comment

  7. prism 7

    Too many Johns around! Now Hone Harawira has added insult to injury. He trots off to Paris with wife , paying their fares, fibs to his leaders and then gives out that Maori bs about white puritanical critics, probably its the fault of colonialism. If only he had, in his disarming way, with lots of chutzpah said how he was all talked out with meetings and couldn’t resist the pull of Paris while he was in that part of the world, which is so far for us to get to. He would have been criticised and then people would say that’s Hone and moved on. But no.

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