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Hard News: The March for Democracy

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  • Sacha,

    have better things to do

    Than to march for democracy or tapdance for literacy.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Aw, come on DeepRed... We all know that the media is part of the "liberal elite", despite having its corporate tongue permanently tonguing John Key's cock, balls and arsehole.

    Ok after pushing breakfast aside( thank you Craig for that wonderful image):)

    BUT CAN THEY WIRE A LEAKY TAP WITHOUT A LIGHT?
    I bet Andrew can
    Go on Andrew, sure you can, give it a go, you know you can, get some friends to help, y'know all 87% of them.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    "If I ruled the world, certain people better buck up their ideas, ...

    If I ruled the world, you kids would stay the hell off my lawn or else. Otherwise, I couldn't give a damn what you God-damn dirty stinking apes get up to -- just do it quietly.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    minaret-coddling agenda

    We've stumped Google phrase search again!

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    We've stumped Google phrase search again!

    Give it time to work though (half an hour?) and it's another googlewhack. I believe real kiwis are allowed to make those.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Trust an Italian foodie to know how to coddle

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • Andre Alessi,

    Hey! I resemble that remark.

    Devonport, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 864 posts Report Reply

  • dubmugga,

    And dubmugga, I really can't spare the time I'm having to spend on you lately. You don't seem to be able to self-manage and you don't seem to respect the place. I'm not really sure why you're here.

    dont spare your time if you got better things to do, spend it far more wisely. i'm just not worthy and why do you feel the need to be even mildly sure why i'm here ?

    all i'm saying is the term troll gets bandied about far too often as a distractive ploy and that regular posters tend to jump on the bnadwagon once the consensus is established that it's OK to mock the troll.

    take that rich guy ? he spent a bit of time dissing that andrew fella by making some inane post in the hope of getting a few laughs. how lame is that cos it's not even funny, but then again my sense of humour is kinda twisted ?

    and danielle, from my perspective disingenuous douchebags get more and further in life than the average person. its as though evolution favours the greedy over the altruist.

    the back of your mind • Since Nov 2006 • 257 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Hey! I resemble that remark.

    With a name like Alessi (of which one of my tea pots is) I am not surprised :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    minaret-coddling agenda

    We've stumped Google phrase search again!

    As Ian Dalziel is no longer posting here, is that what passes for cutting-edge wit at PAS now?

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    "No longer posting here"?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    As Ian Dalziel is no longer posting here,

    Hope he returns. Need thick skin though. :(

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    One of those times it felt like a full moon coming Sacha.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Huh. I was not aware that 'smörgåsbord' has an umlaut. (Or, indeed, one of those circle-thingies.)

    I'm hoping it won't turn out to be one of those occasions where you live to regret cutting and pasting from Wikipaedia. My spelling sucks, blows and pees on the carpet -- what can I say? :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    the correct term for a bunch of dictators is an Oligarchy.

    And if there's a bunch of them together, it's referred to as a murder of oligarchs.

    As Ian Dalziel is no longer posting here, is that what passes for cutting-edge wit at PAS now?

    Pretty much. Sad, innit?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    One of those times

    Oh, I remember now. But isn't Ian one of Giovanni's creations, as are we all? Surely the great one can will him back, or at least entice him with real pizza.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    I was thinking of one of those fake deaths, Bobby Ewing-style. It will turn out that all the forum activity since he supposedly left was just a dream.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Oh, I remember now. But isn't Ian one of Giovanni's creations,

    I think that he may have been an original,the throw away the mould type, not to be repeated.
    I liked my daily pun puzzles. beat the crossword that's for sure.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Tapu Misa is thoughtful and broad in scope about Goff and race relations.

    Someone once wrote that the greatest advantage of being part of a majority group is the invisibility that comes with being considered "normal". You are, whatever your faults, the way the world is supposed to be. No one expects you to be an ambassador for "your" people, or accuses you of being a disgrace to them when you fire off an ill-considered email in the middle of the night. You're free to be yourself, a flawed human being like the rest of us.

    ...

    But it's one thing to criticise the Maori Party for betraying its grass-roots supporters with its support of the ETS and ACC bills. It's another to renege on a commitment to work with National on repealing the Foreshore and Seabed Act after earlier acknowledging that Labour had mishandled the issue. And to imply that those who believe in just settlements are stuck in grievance mode and "victimhood".

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    I think Ian made it plain enough. After that particular episode of condescending douchebaggery courtesy of Giovanni and Craig, I don't blame him. While it's just more of the sort of ego-driven bullying that Craig Ranapia is given a permanent free pass for, once I'd have expected more of Mr. Tiso. Now I know better.

    Go ahead Gio, make the funnies. All you need is a hide like a fucking elephant.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    I believe what I expressed was great surprise that somebody - and it happened to be Ian - thought that Richard Gage was in the business of asking honest questions. I stand by that, if that makes me a condescending douchebag so be it. But I guess people can go back to rereading the relevant section of the thread and judge for themselves.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg,

    Huh. I was not aware that 'smörgåsbord' has an umlaut. (Or, indeed, one of those circle-thingies.)

    I'm hoping it won't turn out to be one of those occasions where you live to regret cutting and pasting from Wikipaedia. My spelling sucks, blows and pees on the carpet -- what can I say? :)

    Nope, smörgåsbord is correct. Although technically I don't believe ö is considered an o with an umlaut as it's a character in its own right in Swedish and a few other Scandinavian languages. Just like å and ä.

    </aside>

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    While it's just more of the sort of ego-driven bullying that Craig Ranapia is given a permanent free pass for, once I'd have expected more of Mr. Tiso. Now I know better.

    EDIT: Lengthy response deleted because it's just not worth it. I'll just say I don't find any "honest questions" being posed by Gage, and anyone who cares can review the relevant sections of the thread and decide for themselves whether my response was out of order.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Have we had this bloody full moon yet, or what? I'm getting a little twitchy at the high levels of Holy WTF in this thread.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    I believe what I expressed was great surprise that somebody - and it happened to be Ian - thought that Richard Gage was in the business of asking honest questions.

    Great, you got it. Now you could have pointed out why you thought Ian was naive. Instead you chose to be "aghast", as if no explanation were needed, and your presumed status here gave you the right to be so. Very fucking condescending. Next time you're feeling that full of yourself you might pick on someone a little more, you know, expendable.

    Craig - sure, on a good day even chronic attention sluts need to feel justified that they're in the service of a higher calling. And sometimes, they probably are. That occasion, though, wasn't one of them.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

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