The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday – 24th November 2021


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  1. Listening to the Beatles Come Together and it sounds just right for today’s mixed up cutlists.
    Here come old flat top
    He come grooving up slowly
    He got joo joo eyeball
    He one holy roller
    He got hair down to his knee
    Got to be a joker he just do what he please

    He wear no shoe shine
    He got toe jam football
    He got monkey finger
    He shoot Coca-Cola
    He say I know you, you know me
    One thing I can tell you is you got to be free
    Come together, right now, over me

    He bag production
    He got walrus gumboot
    He got Ono sideboard
    He one spinal cracker
    He got feet down below his knee
    Hold you in his armchair you can feel his disease
    Come together, right now, over me

    He roller coaster
    He got early warning
    He got muddy water
    He one mojo filter
    He say, “one and one and one is three”
    Got to be good looking ’cause he’s so hard to see
    Come together, right now, over me

    Come together, yeah
    Come together, yeah….
    Source: Musixmatch
    Songwriters: Lennon John Winston / Mccartney Paul James
    Come Together lyrics © Sony/atv Tunes Llc

  2. You’re a fuckwit Grey-whatever-the-shit. Now matters now. Now about this place, as a 55 -year-old, react every fortnight! It’s silly shit otherwise. Ideas can stick a bit. I find this place ridiculous without the heft of ideas. Why I go to the loquasiousness of the dubious Trotter.

    My cousin recommended Scoop. First cousin. I remembered how Gordon C
    ampbell in those days was impossible to pass, but he’s grown fluent.

    • Daily production of response is no good. React with reflection is so much better. Make this place weekly at least. Immediate politics has incredibly little for the people and a lot for sensationalism — smoke that disappears almost immediately.

  3. I have little time for the three major NZ Left blogs, 23 viewers. You’ve seen my dismissal of two. Aboot the ‘The Standard’, it’s too ridiculous to dismiss. Like the Labour Party it’s the online standard-bearer for. They both still stand for 1984.

    They won’t allow me to comment there. Glad, glad, glad to hear Lprent’s case, but he’s a techno above all, hence the mechanism that won’t allow me to ask why. That’s how the people’s movement should move — the copywrite name long in the hands of party central techno-crats.

  4. Sumsuch
    I;’m happy for you to choose me the subject of your disdain, call me a fuckwit. I’m bigger than to be worried by your vituperation, most of it incomprehensible. Keep calm and carry on is the only way folks and support the others who attempt to think their way through the mustard gas.

    Mustard gas, introduced by the Germans in 1917, blistered the skin, eyes, and lungs, and killed thousands. Military strategists defended the use of poison gas by saying it reduced the enemy’s ability to respond and thus saved lives in offensives.

    This system that we had imposed on us this neolib treating us as economic units will do to us what mustard gas did in WW1.

  5. sumsuch: Just search in your own comments under your usual handles (in the search, try ‘author:”my handle”‘ for each handle. There will be a note on the comment. My guess is that you just haven’t looked hard enough.

    We tend to exclude using IP address patterns because than we get rid of the people who try to have many of them.

    There is also a set of e-mail addresses under Contact Us that you can send me email on. Of course you then have to wait until I get around to reading it. Plus I am sometimes acerbic.

    BTW: “party central techno-crats” – really? I have occasionally donated some of my time and computer skills over the last three decades to the NZLP. But I haven’t been paid for it, haven’t held office in the NZLP except when I get elected to branch positions usually when I wasn’t at the meeting, and no-one controls my time apart me and whoever in private industry can afford my contracts. Basically you come across in this comment as just being batshit crazy….

  6. Lprent, I disagree with Labour and its (youse) mouth-piece fundamentally. It and your friendship of the rich to the dismissal of the neediest.

    But appreciate your fundamental good faith in your communiques with me. ‘batshit crazy’ is just what anyone says to anyone. Your being on the side of power in the last 37 years must make you wonder. And then the leaving behind of Maori. How do you square that? And the failure to face climate change. If you have good faith as a centrality you must see how things are going. And you were central to the non-facing of reality.

  7. Lynn, you have an idea I’m technologically sophisticated. The entire reverse — I never gave a flying about the techno you love. I’m frequently flumoxxed by Taranaki gates. If you love truth we have matters in common. Your unwillingnessness to confront me delegitimises your 84 Labour. TS is disgusting to me, like the Party. Neoliberalism has never been loved by the Left. ‘Bat-shit crazy’ — rark, rark.


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