Posts by Kracklite

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  • Hard News: We can do better than this, in reply to Pete George,

    Because if some women could be raped and sexual predators are actively on the prowl at these "Princess Parties" with Farrar's knowledge or even facilitation, the tasteful, gentlemanly thing to do is to keep quiet to maintain calm at the bowling club. Charming, Pete.

    There's a risk of further criminal activity, a la Roast Busters, being committed, and mentioning that has you sputtering into your milo.

    It's time that you looked up "rape culture" and think about what facilitating it means.

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

  • Hard News: We can do better than this, in reply to Sacha,

    No, he's into the more genteel, old-fashioned corruption such as double-dipping.

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

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    "Planet Key" has been banned and Key's more of a Coldplay guy, but I wonder if he's heard this song?

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

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Let's remember that it's not just Slater. As well as Odgers and Hooton publicising Nicky Hager's address and smacking their lips over the prospect of harm - or worse - coming to him, we have the Penguin's mate, Jordan Williams issuing a threat to Helen Kelly as well: https://twitter.com/JordNZ/status/501113656784863232

    "Be very careful", he says. Bluster or not, effective or not, there you have an insight into their personalities. Pure evil.

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

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Alfie,

    Fine.

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

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Can we leave the psychiatry to professionals please? As someone who does have an at times debilitating mental illness, I find the jokes rather less than funny.

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

  • Hard News: Let's do some commerce,

    Everyone interesting (Islander/Keri for example) has left PAS, bullies like Craig Ranapia who are friends of Russel get free rein - and they know it. I've given up myself. This used to be a good place, but this begging is just shameful. I've had it. Goodbye.

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

  • Hard News: Poor Choices, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I don't know if you're alone or not, and being a Scot who can see the funny side of Kafka, listens to Shostakovch and with best friends who are Hungarian and Czech, my sense of humour is not black but fuligin... and still I think that there's no way that Williams could have mistaken the tone of his show. Common decency and basic human empathy should at least have been his guides.

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

  • Hard News: Poor Choices,

    On Peter Williams' lying:

    "This led him to believe, incorrectly, that the item was intended to be comic."

    And then there's this logical absurdity: "Williams personally apologised to the network's viewers through TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick."

    Oh fuck.

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

  • Hard News: Poor Choices,

    This is after The Herald published a column in which Bob Jones bragged of driving someone to suicide as click bait and to get advertising revenue.

    It isn't just a rag, it isn't just hypocritical, it isn't just cynical; it is inhuman.

    Anyone who gives them money by buying copies or purchasing advertising is complicit.

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

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