The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday – 24th December 2021


Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

Moderation rules are more lenient for this section, but try and play nicely.

EDITORS NOTE: – By the way, here’s a list of shit that will get your comment dumped. Sexist language, homophobic language, racist language, anti-muslim hate, transphobic language, Chemtrails, 9/11 truthers, Qanon lunacy, climate deniers, anti-fluoride fanatics, anti-vaxxer lunatics, 5G conspiracy theories, the virus is a bioweapon, some weird bullshit about the UN taking over the world  and ANYONE that links to fucking infowar.


  1. I expect I’m talking to my armpit but in 7 years or so on political blogs I’ve often encountered offence from the blogholders, big Left wing figures, but they’ve never convinced me I’m fundamentally wrong. I’m not an egotist, I’d welcome being disproved, torn apart by logic. No one has convinced me.

  2. Another thing, I object fundamentally to people commenting at any other time than the evening. The working class did its intellectualising in the evening. Yet on blogs I’m always the last comment. It suggests people who no longer work and are losing touch. Do something during the day and contemplate at night, you numpties.

  3. I’m interested also why you don’t take on The Standard? Politics? They disallow people like me. Are you like me? Or can imagine such? For my part I’m for a forceful demo-cratic govt. They disallow people like me and are ashamed of it, hence Lprent’s intervention here suggesting I just needed to twoggle a twiggle. Or maybe the reverse.

    Nup. How about you react to a specific situation. Lprent is an unrevised Rogernome. Like the Left commentator on RNZ’s Monday morning politics talk.

  4. sumsuch – I’m sure that in my reading from experts, I have come across the point they have noted, that people are not convinced by logic. If you are not succeeding in the approach you take, why not try another? You may be pressing the wrong buttons, that way is madness, and it doesn’t work for pigeons or people. Something that is helpful in life, is not being too predictable, give people a surprise sometimes, change your position slightly and get a different view. You might surprise yourself too.

    • If poisonous Facebook has taught me anything it’s to keep to your truth. Trying to angle into idiots’ mental frames is for professional talkers. I’m sure I repeat myself(?) but I hope I get better at saying it.

      I came (very) late to socialisation, so I’m a case study in how much everyone hates being confronted (not least myself about central things) — why I’m not hot shit among the Left blogholders.

      Oddly enough in my job I ignore the negative and entirely concentrate on the positive of my customers and it has been immensely enriching personally. But my family life was always speaking the bloody truth. And I need an outlet for that equally true inclination.

    This was in Christmas Day news but I’m putting it in yesterdays as it isn’t good news and I want to keep it from spoiling Christmas cheer.

    It’s bad news about the deaths. I noticed on a graph I saw how our one a month deaths had gone up from the end of October to about 10 a month, graphically that shows a sharp rise.* We learned to walk carefully round the mudpools and cope with sulphurous steam around Rotorua, we now need to learn to cope with this invisible enemy that will make many of us sick with perhaps bronchial effects – not nice. We are dying more, and we will get sick more and spread the sickness around and put pressure on our helping systems, family or public. I presume this is a reliable site with reliable statistics, it certainly presents them well, eg Total Coronavirus deaths in NZ, shows the sharp curve I referred to above.

    I like this site. Here is some detail about it they have put up.
    Worldometer is run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world. It is published by a small and independent digital media company based in the United States. We have no political, governmental, or corporate affiliation. Furthermore, we have no investors, donors, grants, or backers of any type. We are completely independent and self-financed through automated programmatic advertising sold in real time on multiple ad exchanges.
    Trusted Authority
    Worldometer was voted as one of the best free reference websites by the American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world….

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