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Hard News: Rain on his parade

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  • Kracklite,

    And I might add, what an unenviable space to be.

    Blogs: at worst, an electronic tar baby.

    Indeed, it is Saturday. The whisky and the DVD are far more attractive alternatives to having a life.

    The Library of Babel • Since Nov 2007 • 971 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Thats true, I went outside today and the Graphics where indeed, crap.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2586 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    Steven C:

    There seems to me, to be an oxymoron in there.

    You get that with questions that are more loaded than a Tommy gun.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4155 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Heh, graphics been washed out for months around here. Speaking o sad, I've been crunching stats all day. Whisky sounds v attractive about now.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16479 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    I went outside today and the Graphics where indeed, crap.

    You're starting to sound like one of those wussy Pauline Xtians - can't hit the sinful streets without feeling that you're about to lose your lunch.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3371 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Thats true, I went outside today and the Graphics where indeed, crap.

    I went into "my pictures" today and looked at the plants on the deck. I then let the dog out and poured a glass of wine.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6004 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Never wrestle with a pig - you assume undignified positions, you get covered in mud and you're left with the suspicion that the pig enjoyed it.

    Ah. Well then,let me think about that...............I quite like pigs, they seem to be quite contented to snuffle around in the muck, I quite like K Road. Sometimes, after a good night, I may, indeed, feel a little grubby after enduring an undignified position but, at least, I wrestled a pig.
    I guess it depends which way you look at it.
    And. Not having to go out to clubs every weekend to pull chicks, or blokes or yourself or whatever means you actually have a life, at last.
    ;-)

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4665 posts Report Reply

  • Morgan Nichol,

    I wrestled a pig.

    Me too. Even after he was bacon he kept insisting he was the one doing the eating. It would have been hilarious if it wasn't so monotonous. Just a big plate of crispy bacon, I really wanted some scrambled eggs. But bacon was all he could come up with.

    Auckland CBD • Since Nov 2006 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • Grant Dexter,

    So, uh Steve, when you said there was nothing against rape and child abuse in the bible you were ignoring the examples I provided, right?

    Taipei, Taiwan • Since Mar 2007 • 256 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Well, hows about that that weather, ey.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16479 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    So, uh Steve, when you said there was nothing against rape and child abuse in the bible you were ignoring the examples I provided, right?

    Sigh. Wrong again. Second post after yours on page 14.
    There's none so blind as those who will not see.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4665 posts Report Reply

  • Grant Dexter,

    When you said this...
    <blockquote>There is, unfortunately , nothing in Grunts book of rules, the Bibble, that says "thou shalt not rape" or "Thou shalt not beat your children"</blockquote>
    .. you were ignoring the passages you have to argue against. Weren't you?

    Taipei, Taiwan • Since Mar 2007 • 256 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Today it seems I have to rely on the Almighty to point it out to me before it smashes into my face and kills me.

    Grant Dexter

    So. To save the "Almighty" from having to point it out I will repost (for Grunt's sake because he seems to be incapable of navigating back to page 14)

    Posted at 5:06PM on 23 Aug 08. Report. Permalink.

    Is that the best you can do?

    Deuteronomy 22:25-27

    25 But if out in the country a man happens to meet a girl pledged to be married and rapes her, only the man who has done this shall die. 26 Do nothing to the girl; she has committed no sin deserving death. This case is like that of someone who attacks and murders his neighbor, 27 for the man found the girl out in the country, and though the betrothed girl screamed, there was no one to rescue her.

    ref
    But if she is not betrothed?

    22:28 If a man find a damsel [that is] a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;

    22:29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty [shekels] of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

    so it's ok if "the damsel" doesn't belong to a man, Eh?

    Ephesians 6
    Children and Parents
    Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2"Honor your father and mother"—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3"that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."[a] Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

    Exasperate?
    The training and instruction is, I believe, what you guy's call Paddling
    Don't bother arguing, I could refute all of your silly arguements but, like most here, can't be bothered.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4665 posts Report Reply

  • Grant Dexter,

    Steve. You claimed that at no stage did the bible condemn rape or child abuse. When I point out two examples of the bible doing just that you have lost that point. Grow up, dude. It's not like none of us have never been wrong before...

    Taipei, Taiwan • Since Mar 2007 • 256 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Yep, still rainin.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16479 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Well, getting seasonably warm again - cool!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • kowhai montgomery,

    I know! That rain really is quite something.

    Don't have much to add about boobs on bikes but I could do with a little less of the incessant drip, drip, drip I could do without ;-)

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 485 posts Report Reply

  • kowhai montgomery,

    Bah, typo.

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 485 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Smack anyone, anyone wont to talk about the Smack?

    Sacha, I went out side again today There something wrong with the resolution, so I came back inside.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2586 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    Grow up, dude.

    As in, I will if you will.
    Sphincter-brained little twirp.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3371 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    O, crap. I meant Heroin, anyone in to heroin?

    Since Nov 2006 • 2586 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    I'm just so over this rain, it's just so, well, er,wet and it just goes on and on. Eh.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4665 posts Report Reply

  • Nick Kearney,

    In the circumstances, I agree, again, with No Right Turn that the answer to objectionable speech is more speech, in the form of protest...

    So you find the Electoral Finance Act repugnant then?

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 68 posts Report Reply

  • Dylan Reeve,

    Dylan, you seem to love bureaucracy... not to mention Morgan. You also seem to have rejected the idea of proper authority completely. Let me clue you in. What you describe is not authority .. it's the ability people have to express opinion.

    Unchecked authority is authoritarianism. That seems to be what you're promoting. That's not what we have, and not what we (for the most part) want.

    Sure, it seems okay as long as the authority agrees with you. But what about if they don't?

    Let's say you want to have a march down Queen St to promote or celebrate something you a hundred of your mates believe in - but the council (the authority) says no. You're happy that they can arbitrarily dismiss your intention to express your opinion?

    Let's go back and look at Destiny - if the council (let's say I was the Mayor) had told Destiny "no, your message is offensive to me. You can't march" - that would have been good, and just?

    Or what if the council had been the opposite of themselves, and approved the permit for Booby Bikes, but declined the permit for the hyperbolic porn-hating marchers that applied to have a march preceding the boobs?

    Now, shall we all start debating the 'Smacking Referendum'?

    Auckland • Since Aug 2008 • 213 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Now, shall we all start debating the 'Smacking Referendum'?

    It's just sad, that we now know how many people sign the dumb partition.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2586 posts Report Reply

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