Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics

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  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I wouldn't make you go there

    surpising sewerblog follow-up - Redbaiter:

    Farrar is an idiot for letting his blog be used for this depravity. Its not free speech, its ugly and repugnant cowardice.

    the natives are revolting

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19413 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    So many are fobidden here (warning: kiwibog)

    if they want to be seen as credible political forums rather than controlled circle jerks they should have the guts to debate without resorting to a hovering ban button.

    however all is not rosy elsewhere either

    Driven by an over the top reaction to partisan left wing criticism, DPF has allowed moderation on his blog to fall into the hands of a group of deranged nutcases.

    will someone think of the children?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19413 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sacha,

    the natives are revolting

    OMG the Pete George discussion! I'm actually warming to that Kimbo chap. Pete's an unstoppable zombie.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22227 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall, in reply to mark taslov,

    #dirtypolitic’s legacy...

    At the end of the day

    Ho-ho, very clever !

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 743 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Sacha,

    How long was it ever going to be before they'd turn on each other when others began to ignore them? It's the ACT party of blogs.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10504 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Sacha,

    the natives are revolting

    Why don't they just settle it with a pistol duel already? With live bullets too.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5328 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Jeremiah was a bullhorn…

    OMG the Pete George discussion!

    I admit it, I went and had a read, I almost signed up just so I could try and explain the one underpinning / overarching PA ethos – Don’t be a dick – which was (IIRC) the real reason PG was ostracized, actually ostracized is too strong, there was no real persecution – maybe the ‘ostra-’ bit implies a ‘head in the sand’ …
    and he really did like PA’s sandpit, for whatever reasons, he obviously misses it.
    But what is it about ‘doesn’t play well with others’ that those ‘players’ can’t understand?
    Hell is other people, eh…
    The inability to put ‘two and too together to get to therefore’ must be a rising evolutionary meme it is so prevalent these days….

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7480 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Gorge us....
    Ya learn something every day!
    I never knew that a carnivorously edible fowl-based equivalent of Matryoshka dolls existed - perhaps a name change is in order - Nested MeatRusky Dollops - covers it nicely, it doesn't quite roll off the tongue as well though I guess?

    Though I do remember Tremalchio's ultimate stuff up!

    NSFW or Vegetarians!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7480 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    he really did like PA’s sandpit, for whatever reasons, he obviously misses it.
    But what is it about ‘doesn’t play well with others’ that those ‘players’ can’t understand?
    Hell is other people, eh…

    Perhaps he still misses the DimPost, where his stultifyingly stolid antics once clogged the place like a rampant quagga mussel infestation. While it doesn't take a qualified professional to spot that something's amiss in the cognitive department, he's now village idiot in absentia at disability-friendly PAS.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4525 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I see what you mean when you use the quagga mussel analogy.

    "The quagga mussel's faeces provides food for other invasive organisms..."

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3865 posts Report Reply

  • Tamsin6,

    For the bird within a bird enthusiasts, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has some helpful boning tips...http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2005/dec/11/foodanddrink.recipes

    London • Since Dec 2007 • 133 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    This just in: Rodney MP Mark Mitchell wants to sue Nicky Hager for defamation. With friends like Mitchell, the #dirtypolitics guilty parties don't need enemies.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5328 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    This just in

    from August. Not a peep since. Another blowhard.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19413 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Sacha,

    Not a peep since.

    Someone probably explained to him that it's not defamation if it's true.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10504 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Attachment

    I found this not so pultry lambpigcow.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3865 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to BenWilson,

    Someone probably explained to him that it's not defamation if it's true

    They're terrified of discovery.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    James Keating, also won a hamper by having his name drawn from the list of Word of the Year voters.

    Recount...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1645 posts Report Reply

  • Katita,

    WOTY ... I do like a silly acronym.

    Thanks for being a beacon of sanity in an essentially mental year Russell. Too often PAS was the only place I could go that felt like home :-)

    So what are readers predictions for the year ahead? Surely there's something in the Whaleoil, John Key, Judith Collins turduken we haven't seen the last of?

    Or some new scandal - Bill English invested us in heavily roubles on the recommendation of a mate down the pub?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov, in reply to Katita,

    It is our dearest wish that 2015 will see the global adoption of one very logical universal shoe size system.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2125 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Don Christie,

    Recount…

    Take it up with http://www.random.org/ , Public Address’s chosen provider of true randomness :-)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22227 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sacha,

    from August. Not a peep since. Another blowhard.

    Yes. That's a deafening silence right there.

    A defamation action would inevitably lead to a discovery process and that could/would get very, very messy.

    It still might be fun for a journalist to ask him about it though.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22227 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    This is appalling. Andrew Little comes out swinging. Admits he is a hacker behind John Key.

    "I'm a hacker."

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1582 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Yes. That’s a deafening silence right there.

    A defamation action would inevitably lead to a discovery process and that could/would get very, very messy.

    To be fair, Russell, it's also entirely possible that someone calmed Mitchell down and reminded him of the rather sad case of David Lange who got rather litigious towards the end. If you're going to be spraying around defamation suits, it helps if your pockets are as a deep as Colin Craig's not a backbench MPs.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12363 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    or you could tap whichever sympathetic donor paid for Slater's QC.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19413 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Sacha,

    or you could tap whichever sympathetic donor paid for Slater’s QC.

    Or I guess you could have duelling Kickstarter pages with Hager, and you know what? I think the commie pinko tool would win that one and keep winning it for as long as it would take.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12363 posts Report Reply

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