"You're a poo-poo head!"..."No, you're a poo-poo head" - Sticky for handbag swinging

In the abscence of VB someone had to step up to the plate. It would be nice if CA could once again be ruled with a VB-like iron fist, I feel - it can run away with itself sometimes - but you have to play with the hand you're dealt at the end of the day. However, whilst one may be inclined to feel that TD is harsh he is also fair with it. And I should know!

There's many a late-night shitfaced wombling of mine that has seemed funny at the time when one had lost sight of it coming out the other end stripped of tone, intonation and body language and with no vestige of the tongue that was in the cheek when it was posted that he's let go with a smattering of points (not a full ramp-up to the red banner in one hit) and some "stern words of advice" given privately. I appreciate that, on the whole.

As I said, harsh but fair. You can't argue with that, really.
Wholly agree with that.

TD is a firm, but very fair MOD.
 
Bugsy, have you ever thought about how the moderators are happily joining in to rag on you? That's like you being the school spakka and having the teachers join in with the kids in kicking the **** out of you in the playground, and says a lot about you and your input on this place..
It also mimics real life. His family think he is a weirdo as well.

I remember talking to a couple of young officers who went to university and they said it was always the unpopular kids that showed an interest in the SWP, because it was the first time in their lives they had quite a few other misfits to socialize with. Most of them grow out of it and get on with their lives, embarrassed that they were so stupid in their youth. So you always know that someone is a smelly old failure in life when they are hanging around the SWP when they are in their 70s. They are one of the few groups to accept almost anyone to make up their numbers.
 

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In the abscence of VB someone had to step up to the plate. It would be nice if CA could once again be ruled with a VB-like iron fist, I feel - it can run away with itself sometimes - but you have to play with the hand you're dealt at the end of the day. However, whilst one may be inclined to feel that TD is harsh he is also fair with it. And I should know!

There's many a late-night shitfaced wombling of mine that has seemed funny at the time when one had lost sight of it coming out the other end stripped of tone, intonation and body language and with no vestige of the tongue that was in the cheek when it was posted that he's let go with a smattering of points (not a full ramp-up to the red banner in one hit) and some "stern words of advice" given privately. I appreciate that, on the whole.

As I said, harsh but fair. You can't argue with that, really.
Since I got furloughed I have been doing a fair bit of morning shit faced wombling.

I bet you cant tell.
 

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Now you are just poking fun at the poor chap. God knows, he deserves better than that for heading into danger where others walk away.

How about Pigeon related choons instead? A tribute to Nottingham’s only pigeon whisperer shouter and a tribute to the long suffering pigeons
Well, near DMB lives there is a small park near ASDA which is a designated pigeon shouter area. Can't miss it for the Polish beer can sculpture in each corner of this tiny park, with kebab cabbage as a kind of border. Unfortunately the police had to clear it out due to the virus now its free range pigeon shouting.
 
It also mimics real life. His family think he is a weirdo as well.

I remember talking to a couple of young officers who went to university and they said it was always the unpopular kids that showed an interest in the SWP, because it was the first time in their lives they had quite a few other misfits to socialize with. Most of them grow out of it and get on with their lives, embarrassed that they were so stupid in their youth. So you always know that someone is a smelly old failure in life when they are hanging around the SWP when they are in their 70s. They are one of the few groups to accept almost anyone to make up their numbers.
Plus, the left is a perfect hive mind for those who don't want to think for themselves. As long as you virtue-signal with a vengeance, you're part of a club and you won't go wrong.
 
Plus, the left is a perfect hive mind for those who don't want to think for themselves. As long as you virtue-signal with a vengeance, you're part of a club and you won't go wrong.
Probably the wrong thread for this but I see that JK Rowling has written a 'Political Fairytale' for kids
>> Rowling surprises fans with 'political fairytale'

Anybody like to guess who the goodies and who the baddies will be?
Political influencing of young minds using a popular medium, how very Hitler-Jugend of her.
 
Probably the wrong thread for this but I see that JK Rowling has written a 'Political Fairytale' for kids
>> Rowling surprises fans with 'political fairytale'

Anybody like to guess who the goodies and who the baddies will be?
Political influencing of young minds using a popular medium, how very Hitler-Jugend of her.
I’m surprised it’s taken her this long.

A more rabid, lefty remainer you will not find.

Although, were she out championing PMBJ through her books, would we say anything?

Meh.
 
I’m surprised it’s taken her this long.

A more rabid, lefty remainer you will not find.

Although, were she out championing PMBJ through her books, would we say anything?

Meh.
Yes, I would.
I am strongly against any type of political indoctrination of the young.
I think Rowling is aiming at the very young as well.
 
Yes, I would
I am strongly against any type of political indoctrination of the young.
I think Rowling is aiming at the very young as well.
Teaching kids to make their minds up based on facts would be a better option.

And helping them to realise that no politician is there to tuck them in at night. Without that kind of thinking, we wouldn't have had a near miss with magic grandpa, and people wouldn't expect Boris Johnson to write them a manual on how to live post-lockdown.
 
Teaching kids to make their minds up based on facts would be a better option.

And helping them to realise that no politician is there to tuck them in at night. Without that kind of thinking, we wouldn't have had a near miss with magic grandpa, and people wouldn't expect Boris Johnson to write them a manual on how to live post-lockdown.
She is equating the popularity of Harry Potter with her own political opinions which I think is a dangerous thing.
In effect, it looks like she is gearing up the young for what they can now expect at university and which we know is causing untold problems with a new emerging Fascisti albeit a left wing version.
It can't be stopped in a free society but the consequenses need to be pointed out as political indoctrination of the young never turns out well.
I refer you to the hundreds of thousands of bewildered youths in the immediate post-war Germany.
They had no idea that what they were weaned upon was wrong.
 
She is equating the popularity of Harry Potter with her own political opinions which I think is a dangerous thing.
In effect, it looks like she is gearing up the young for what they can now expect at university and which we know is causing untold problems with a new emerging Fascisti albeit a left wing version.
It can't be stopped in a free society but the consequenses need to be pointed out as political indoctrination of the young never turns out well.
I refer you to the hundreds of thousands of bewildered youths in the immediate post-war Germany.
They had no idea that what they were weaned upon was wrong.
And, of course, by learning to bend a knee to totalitarian regimes, they were easy to indoctrinate once again in East Germany. The flavour of the totalitarian regime isn't as important as the fact that there is one.
 
Unpossible. As an author and bona fide National Treasure (™) she is naturally of the Liberal Left.

Being financially secure, she can wear he Socialism on her sleeve for all to see.
I understood she hasn't always been financially secure - apparently she was at one point living on benefits and writing Harry Potter in a cafe.

Anyone who wants to read the new book can do so here - King Fred the Fearless - The Ickabog Chapters are being released over time and the collected version will be published in November.

I didn't know anything about it before this thread and I'll reserve judgement on it until the whole thing is printed. After all, we wouldn't want to take a small bit of a story, apply prejudices and then start holding forth on what we think the end result could be. That might be a bit similar to the mainstream media and Dominic Cummings situation.
 
I understood she hasn't always been financially secure - apparently she was at one point living on benefits and writing Harry Potter in a cafe.

Anyone who wants to read the new book can do so here - King Fred the Fearless - The Ickabog Chapters are being released over time and the collected version will be published in November.

I didn't know anything about it before this thread and I'll reserve judgement on it until the whole thing is printed. After all, we wouldn't want to take a small bit of a story, apply prejudices and then start holding forth on what we think the end result could be. That might be a bit similar to the mainstream media and Dominic Cummings situation.
That is a very fair comment.
I hope it is all innocent and no harm comes of it.
My worry is that Rowling has made her political opinions known quite strongly and I'm not convinced that she has the inner strength to suppress her rather obvious prejudices.
The timing seems a bit iffy to me as well.
 
Unpossible. As an author and bona fide National Treasure (™) she is naturally of the Liberal Left.

Being financially secure, she can wear he Socialism on her sleeve for all to see.
As much as I dont like her political opinions, she was single mother trying to bring up a brat on fuck all, she told a story of how she used to use the bogs in mothercare because they had free nappies. She is a real rags to riches story

She also does her bit for charity

Very much unlike most champagne socialists.
 
As much as I dont like her political opinions, she was single mother trying to bring up a brat on **** all, she told a story of how she used to use the bogs in mothercare because they had free nappies. She is a real rags to riches story

She also does her bit for charity

Very much unlike most champagne socialists.
Fair shout. Putting her money where her mouth is.

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