The Daily Blog Open Mic – 9th January 2022


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’ve been disallowed from The Standard — surely worth a medal? Lprent’s heart reveres Roger Douglas above all, of all people. I keep asking to get back. To the main talk-fest of the Left.

    Not sure what the Leftness of TDB and Bowalley amounts to if they won’t support me.

    You’re more Press than people. I didn’t tickle his balls. Is this solidarity or not?

    I don’t matter but the people do. What are you about?

    • Being banned from The Standard is a rite of passage. It has to happen before you can move on to more useful ways of thinking. Covid “management” in NZ has proven there is no Right or Left, just styles of authortarianism interspersed by confused noise on media blogsites (as evidenced in the link above your message). The illusion of an online crowd of what appears to be people thinking about people usually comes under the heading of “the left” in NZ. They do at least try, even if it all gets over simplified, reduced to statistics, or mis/appropriated. Not much point going further into the reason why “the left” here isn’t actually the Left. Why not open a free blog account, talk about anything you want? It is surely a wilderness type activity for a while, but you would literally be occupying a massive open space no one covers. Alternatively, post your ideas here in the Gallery. I might not comment, but I will read them. P.S. Bowalley is not Left. TDB is Left about 50% of the time.

      • Covid management has nothing to do with authoritarianage. Labour did it from focus group. If they had an independent head I’d be glad but they are the spore of Helen Clark.

        Hope, the only form of Left ideas since 1984, Their leaders were bought off, to be honest: they really believed they were there by merit and that meritocracy rather than democracy was the way.

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