Open Forum – Friday

3 February 2017

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31 Comments

  1. Anonymous Coward

     /  February 3, 2017

    Bishop Tamaki seems to have a hard-on for Trump.
    That he doesn’t delete the comments of those who don’t agree with him results in great hilarity

    If you can’t learn to be a nice human being, can you at least learn to spell?

    Hail Satan and fuck bitches 🖕

    I have been reading the bible for many years brian tamaki..and their is a mention in revalations about you…when your followers wake up to the truth they will all realize that you are the anti Christ…you cant take all your money where you are going..

    Oh you are such a waste of oxygen!!! Dickhead!!!!

    I love nz.
    In the usa these comments would be filled with
    “amen Brian”
    “thank you Brian”
    “jesus bless you Brian”
    etc etc
    so thank you all the commenters for keeping it real!
    kiwi styles!!!

    https://www.facebook.com/bishop.tamaki?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  February 3, 2017

      I see that there are quite a few othe Brian Tamakis-how shaming for them.

      He’s not important enough to be the Anti-Christ, I think.

      His fans do seem to do the ‘AY-men, Brian !’ (not, of course, a-men) and the others. I don’t know why I find this sort of thing so annoying !!!

  2. lurcher1948

     /  February 3, 2017

    Trump and Australia,when you are friend and fight for the USA in all their wars it’s nice to see how you are treated by trump,like shit apparently.Keep your head down Bill,trump might not notice us…

  3. Anonymous Coward

     /  February 3, 2017

    Friday Distraction:
    This is a photo of Little in Dunedin. Let’s play “Where’s Pete?”
    https://cdn.thestandard.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/andrew_little_dunedin.jpg?x57220

  4. lurcher1948

     /  February 3, 2017

    Dom Post…60000 turned away from surgery including my wife.You will never get my vote Bill

  5. Gezza

     /  February 3, 2017

    Looks like Al’s decided to knuckle down, tackle the accounts,& screw as many refunds out the IRD as possible today ? 😳

    Patu if you’re posting any music vids tonite, afraid I’ll be missing in action. The muso Lady Friend (LF) is visiting & we’ll be jamming. (Btw, she’s foreign. She looked up ‘Fancy Woman’ & I’m not allowed to use that term. I had no idea, I’d only ever heard it used by a couple of old bats on Coro Street years ago to describe old uncle Albert going to Bingo with a widow from the next street. So, it’s LF, not FW, now – k ?)

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  February 3, 2017

      What about ‘fancy man’ ? One hears/d that quite often 😀

    • patupaiarehe

       /  February 3, 2017

      LF? Lady Friend, I’m guessing? I’d never heard the term ‘Fancy Woman’, until you used it G. I’m going to google it now.

      • patupaiarehe

         /  February 3, 2017

        Snort! Yes, I can see why she doesn’t approve, especially when you tell us you’re planning on ‘jamming’ with her 😀
        http://www.dictionary.com/browse/fancy-woman
        Give her my kind regards G, and tell her to give you a slap from me. You deserve it… 😀

  6. lurcher1948

     /  February 3, 2017


    David Seymour the face of act,a minor nondescript party with wacky ideas

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  February 3, 2017

      At least Alfred E Newman looks happy, Lurch. I guess David Seymour does too. Do you?

      • lurcher1948

         /  February 3, 2017

        Alan when i read your post i smiled as i thought of your elevated blood pressure, worth a smile….

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  February 3, 2017

          My blood pressure is just fine, Lurch. So is my smile, though probably a bit wider since Trump took over. Time to walk the dogs again and feed the horses.

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  February 3, 2017

            Whew!! Was wondering how come I was dripping wet after half an hour of weed pulling then got in the car to drive out and it read the outside air temp at 32.5 deg C. The highest I’ve seen on it. Even driving through heavy bush shade it was 29. Must be global warming.

            • patupaiarehe

               /  February 3, 2017

              It is filthily hot down here too Alan, 30 degrees & so humid the sweat won’t evaporate. G’s little verbal ‘faux pas’ above, was pretty funny IMHO. I had to smile too, when I read you had been ‘walking the dogs’…
              http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=walking%20the%20dog
              😀

            • patupaiarehe

               /  February 3, 2017

              I must admit Alan, that the ‘plural’ concerns me a little… Dogs??? Each to their own, I guess… 😛

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  February 3, 2017

              We’ve exercised that allusion before, patu. I’m sticking with my canine mates. You stick with your treasure as previously advised.

            • patupaiarehe

               /  February 3, 2017

              OK Alan, I will… 😉

  7. lurcher1948

     /  February 3, 2017

    Waiting for trumps call to bill, can the orange freak upset every leader backing the USA

    • patupaiarehe

       /  February 3, 2017

      Very excellent PZ, didn’t David Bowie do the original? Here is the version I know best, done well by the late Kurt Cobain…

      • And the ‘Soul Train’ + interview version … She’s just incredible …

      • patupaiarehe

         /  February 3, 2017

        That was nothing short of splendid PZ. Strong vocals, timed with strong rhythm. Check out these guys..

        • patupaiarehe

           /  February 3, 2017

          Here’s one, just for comparison…

          I know it seems repetitive, but that’s how we learn..

  8. patupaiarehe

     /  February 3, 2017

    I’m glad to see you aren’t here G. Not because I don’t enjoy our late night debates, obviously you have found better company, and are busy making music. I hope your ‘LF’ has given you a slap on my behalf….:D

    • Pickled Possum

       /  February 3, 2017

      way to go U 2 … good muzic
      Beth an Joe

      • patupaiarehe

         /  February 3, 2017

        Splendid Possum. She reminds me of someone I know….

  9. Alan Wilkinson

     /  February 3, 2017

    Islamic terrorist shot at the Louvre.