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Hard News: A Taxonomy of Poo

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  • Danielle,

    The 'was radical left when they were young and now are hard right' is an often-stated, rarely true thing,

    I can, boringly, list several US historians who were all Marxists in the sixties and seventies and now faff on about the wonders of authoritarian militarism and manifest destiny.

    Truebelievers: they have a lot to answer for.

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

  • Paul Williams,

    Peter I know nothing about.

    He was a radical at Waikato Uni - involved in what was Nexus and apparently a hard-core hippy (I believe)

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Truebelievers: they have a lot to answer for....

    Fer sure! I have never quite figured the philosophical base of libertarianism. It appears to be, "We stand for liberty of thought and expression, but we will only protect yours if it aligns with ours".

    If I was less charitable, I would call them a bunch of nongs!

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    I can report that Maryan Street is calling John Key "sloppy as well as slippery", which is an image I've already spent too long thinking about.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1115 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson,

    You assume so much! From memory, we discussed education, property rights and gun control.

    I apologise and withdraw.

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • Leopold,

    Shadbolt was around various movements, but he wasn't a member of PYM from memory.





    he very definitely was - Or has his memoir 'Bullshit and jellybeans' vanished down the public memory-hole?

    Since Jan 2007 • 153 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    It would be ridiculous if it wasn't real, but the NBR's new column is to be called "Dispatches from Helegrad". As far as I'm concerned, that's the NBR Godwining themselves.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    As far as I'm concerned, that's the NBR Godwining themselves.

    Nice work.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Angus Robertson,

    It appears to be, "We stand for liberty of thought and expression, but we will only protect yours if it aligns with ours".

    Very true.

    The libertarianz website shows their constitution.

    Short summary, after you read past the buff - all is decided by self-selecting central committee consisting of "libertarianz" founders.

    Auckland • Since May 2007 • 984 posts Report Reply

  • uroskin,

    Isn't Perigo a poo-pusher instead of a poo-flinger? He and I may play the same sport but he's certainly not on my team.

    Waiheke Island • Since Feb 2007 • 178 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    "We stand for liberty of thought and expression, but we will only protect yours if it aligns with ours".

    Is "protection" even a concept that libertarians believe in?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Caleb D'Anvers,

    Some background on Brash and youthful Marxism, for what it's worth. OK, I admit, calling the Student Christian Movement a radical organization was probably a bit much. But certainly, Brash identified with Marxism until 'converted' while doing his Ph.D. at ANU.

    London SE16 • Since Mar 2008 • 482 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Rowe,

    Now we're talking. I raise you "Rogernomics" and "Revolution".

    I'll throw in "blitzkrieg". Originally pejorative when used by Easton, Douglas was quite proud of it though.

    Lake Roxburgh, Central Ot… • Since Nov 2006 • 574 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    Can I just say I'm quite happy with how we've ended up with such a useful and expressive term as "poo labels".

    Thankyou. I'm full of shit at the best of times.

    Lyndon

    What are the conservative or right-wing equivalent poo labels that lefties use?

    Did you corporate masters tell you to ask that question?

    I am a leftie, but don't really ever use poo labels myself thus was hoping others might compile a list for me to look out for.

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • Danyl Mclauchlan,

    Man, I am LOVING the solopassion site (check out Perigo's stirring defense of Veitch!) It's devoted to reason, rationality and clear thinking and all of the authors are paranoid nutjobs. Its like Phillip K Dick rewrote The Fountainhead!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 927 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Yep, they actually make scientology sound reasonable.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Christopher Worthington,

    Idiot Savant today:

    I find it difficult to see the level of sheer pooiness in the left's discourse.

    Idiot Savant yesterday, on plans for a state funeral for Margaret Thatcher:

    On the plus side, it will at least give her victims a final chance to throw excrement and rotten fruit at her as she goes past

    Since Jan 2008 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Is Thatcher dead?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Man, I am LOVING the solopassion site

    What's not to love about it, when you're alone with your computer screen...

    This amused me a while ago.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • uroskin,

    Anyone game to write Perigo's article on http://www.dickipedia.org?

    Waiheke Island • Since Feb 2007 • 178 posts Report Reply

  • Idiot Savant,

    Sacha: no. But they're planning her funeral anyway, since it will happen eventually.

    Christopher: touche. But you may notice that my vehemance about Thatcher is the exception, rather than the rule.

    Palmerston North • Since Nov 2006 • 1716 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    Nanny State, Pol Pot, democracy-rationing,
    comrade, can’t trust a word, hand-outs, authori-
    tarian, lesbians, everything’s
    political (primordial ooze) with Labour

    Joseph Stalin, crime, authoritarian,
    Minister of Ugly Women’s Affairs,
    drooling wannabe totalitarian,
    elites, biggest attack on freedom in years

    Ahmed Zaoui, foisted, moral cannibalism,
    Gutless, Goebbelism and Helen Clark-speak,
    bag of tricks, John Pilger, Islamofascism,
    Dodgy, Kremlin economics, Doublespeak

    child molesters of the mind, shrill, strident
    feminazi man-haters who run this govt

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1115 posts Report Reply

  • Idiot Savant,

    Wow:

    It turns out that two years ago Tony handed them a weapon with which they're now cutting him down. He did something vile and inexcusable.

    Not nearly as vile and inexcusable as they, though.

    For make no mistake: the crazed mobs baying for his blood and bowels couldn't care less about his assault on his ex-partner. It's not that that has made them rabid. It's his exceptional talent for which they seek to hang, draw and quarter him.

    So, its not that people are outraged by a serious assault, no, its just "tall poppy syndrome". These people are utterly demented.

    Palmerston North • Since Nov 2006 • 1716 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    But they're planning her funeral anyway, since it will happen eventually.

    Is the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland involved in the plans? Given his prior experience in planning her funeral during the 1980's?

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Rowe,

    Is Thatcher dead?

    It will be a happy happy day when we can answer that question in the affirmative.

    Lake Roxburgh, Central Ot… • Since Nov 2006 • 574 posts Report Reply

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