Gu*rdi*n readers...

shrew

War Hero
#1
I haven't posted for a while, but something has just happened that has made me REALLY angry and I need to vent at a sympathetic audience... I work within the upper eschelons of a well known academic institution, I have already made a name for myself my polluting the tea-room with the ultra right wing publication (The Times!) whilst further annoying people by declaring myself a member of the TA.

Anyhow - I got a bit fed up with the vast majority getting excited about Barack Obama's win (well done, etc, glad for him etc - no honestly I am), and how he's going to end Iraq and Afghanistan etc etc etc... One of them actually said that he was sick of the steady drip of dead soldiers coming home from Afghanistan... (and no he wasn't wearing a poppy either...). Of course I kick off, and basically told him that the vast majority of serving soliders were sick of the negative press and the attitude of some of the public etc etc ... what followed was a brief discussion on international socio-economic policy and 'unecessary wars' and he ended mentioning Thatcher and the Falklands, saying it was all her fault for provoking Galtieri by reducing troop numbers... I mean... sorry but is this guys a c*nt or what!?!


It is not yet lunch and already I want to kill someone

Argh.... <.... well and truely throws bunsen burner out of the window...>

Shrew
 
#2
'Tis a known fact Shrew, Guardian readers are Mail readers who went to university. Both are cnuts.
 
#3
shrew said:
I haven't posted for a while, but something has just happened that has made me REALLY angry and I need to vent at a sympathetic audience... I work within the upper eschelons of a well known academic institution, I have already made a name for myself my polluting the tea-room with the ultra right wing publication (The Times!) whilst further annoying people by declaring myself a member of the TA.

Anyhow - I got a bit fed up with the vast majority getting excited about Barack Obama's win (well done, etc, glad for him etc - no honestly I am), and how he's going to end Iraq and Afghanistan etc etc etc... One of them actually said that he was sick of the steady drip of dead soldiers coming home from Afghanistan... (and no he wasn't wearing a poppy either...). Of course I kick off, and basically told him that the vast majority of serving soliders were sick of the negative press and the attitude of some of the public etc etc ... what followed was a brief discussion on international socio-economic policy and 'unecessary wars' and he ended mentioning Thatcher and the Falklands, saying it was all her fault for provoking Galtieri by reducing troop numbers... I mean... sorry but is this guys a c*nt or what!?!


It is not yet lunch and already I want to kill someone

Argh.... <.... well and truely throws bunsen burner out of the window...>

Shrew
Well he is right in a way. If we had proper aircraft carriers and fast jets to go on them, a decent MEF available, an Airborne Div with strategic lift and logistic back-up, lots of ground forces and armour available, more SSN and surface assets and proper air assets and AD assets all round then we would have very little to fear.

Ask the cnut which part of the Social Services budget they are coming from.
 
#5
You title the thread "Gu*rdi*n Readers", but don't mention the Guardian in the post. You may not have picked up that august journal yet today, but they have put Harry Patch on the cover of G2 headed "last action hero" with a 4 page article inside.

They can't be all that bad!
 
#6
Whilst you make some good points, IMHO the Guardian is probably one of the best pieces of journalism out there at the moment, and provided your radar is acute enough to pick up the odd bit of bolshevism it's a good read. The sort of idiots that you would appear to work with would make better sparring partners if they read it, rather than some of the other rags you mention...
 
#7
You read a paper published by that nasty, foreign, meddling, republican Murdoch, yet claim a superior patriotism? Look at yourself anew, you shameful News Corporation running dog.
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
#8
Suggest you wind these ivory-tower pipe-dreamers up another notch by switching to the Telegraph. Lefties usually have no sense of humour so are good for a bite any time.
 
#9
seaweed said:
Suggest you wind these ivory-tower pipe-dreamers up another notch by switching to the Telegraph. Lefties usually have no sense of humour so are good for a bite any time.
Christ no, have you read the Telegraph recently? Full of articles from leftie journos like Mary Drivel and the sociopath Heffer. If Jeff Randall and BoJo jump ship it won't be worth reading at all.
 
#10
Dilfor said:
You read a paper published by that nasty, foreign, meddling, republican Murdoch, yet claim a superior patriotism? Look at yourself anew, you shameful News Corporation running dog.
F*ck off.

I AM better than you. Pleb.
 
#11
Victorian_Major said:
Whilst you make some good points, IMHO the Guardian is probably one of the best pieces of journalism out there at the moment, and provided your radar is acute enough to pick up the odd bit of bolshevism it's a good read. The sort of idiots that you would appear to work with would make better sparring partners if they read it, rather than some of the other rags you mention...
I hate you.

I still read it every day, though, just to get the cardiovascular system up and running.
 
#12
Tell them you get all your opinions from the Sun because Rupert Murdoch is such a thoroughly good egg you cant make people like that see reason so just annoy them as much as possible
 
#13
seaweed said:
Suggest you wind these ivory-tower pipe-dreamers up another notch by switching to the Telegraph. Lefties usually have no sense of humour so are good for a bite any time.
I have threatened with C18 literature and 'Mein Kampf'... but I'd rather curl one out in his test tubes and really f*ck-up his PCR...*

<*... science joke>

S
 
#14
shrew said:
Dilfor said:
You read a paper published by that nasty, foreign, meddling, republican Murdoch, yet claim a superior patriotism? Look at yourself anew, you shameful News Corporation running dog.
F*ck off.

I AM better than you. Pleb.
At making tea for academics and churning out dull platitudes - for sure.
 
#15
Dilfor said:
shrew said:
Dilfor said:
You read a paper published by that nasty, foreign, meddling, republican Murdoch, yet claim a superior patriotism? Look at yourself anew, you shameful News Corporation running dog.
F*ck off.

I AM better than you. Pleb.
At making tea for academics and churning out dull platitudes - for sure.
um... nope - you can still f*ck off

<... how did he know? 8O >
 
#17
Bouillabaisse said:
Your mistake was rational arguement. Just point out that wars may be unnecessary but are good fun.
and the instant winner
"thats just what Hitler/Stalin/Pol Pot/Bush would say"
:D
 
#18
I read the Guardian (I'm in the TA as well) because it's probably the best out of all the newspapers and it has the best news website (better than the BBC's).

I applaud the election of Obama but in terms of defence/international affairs I guess I'm 'right-wing' in the eyes of the stereotypical Guardian reader (many a fun time I've had slagging off the anti-military posts on their online comments board). At the end of the day you'd have more fun arguing with these closeted academics if you could anticipate and refute their arguments and you are not going to be able to do that if you read the Times ;)

The Guardian cops a lot of flak, but you don't have to agree with the editorials to appreciate it's reporting
 
#19
Despite all his wounds in the war, De Wiart said at the end, "Frankly I had enjoyed the war..."
De Wiart was in the thick of the fighting on the Western Front, commanding successively three infantry battalions and a brigade. He was wounded seven more times in the war, losing his left hand in 1915, biting off his fingers when a doctor declined to remove them. Shot through the skull and ankle at the Battle of the Somme, through the hip at Passchendaele, through the leg at Cambrai, and through the ear at Arras he spent a fair bit of time in hospitals recovering from wounds. He invariably went to the Sir Douglas Shield's Nursing Home, 17 Park Lane, to recuperate, and became a regular customer.
Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO - they don't make them like that anymore. Now ask yourself, would he read the Guardian? Fvck em.
 

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