A bitter old blogger

Cameron Slater complains bitterly about many things, especially when he gets some mild criticism.

(He has good reason to complain about the time being taken to deliver a verdict in his defamation stoush with Colin Craig, but that’s an exceptional case).

A string of posts this week highlight the bitter taste on his tongue (or finger tips).

Thursday: Childless, bitter, old Nimby tried to block fundraiser to save premature babies

What a miserable old hag.

Friday: Childless, bitter, old Nimby once again on wrong side of public opinion

Old snaggle-tooth just looks like her face – all bitter and twisted. There is an old saying that you get the face you deserve.

The bitter old blogger should know what it’s like being on the wrong side of public opinion.

Saturday: Bitter, old bag gives sound advice to the Labour party council: ‘Resign’

That’s a fake headline. I guess it may attract a few clicks.

This is miserable, nasty stuff from a miserable, nasty old political activist well past his use-by date. It seems that aAbout all he has left is bitching about others – in this case someone respected across most of the New Zealand political spectrum and around the world.

Lemons are sweet in comparison to the bitterness now belching from a one time ground breaking blog.

28 Comments

  1. david in aus

     /  July 7, 2018

    Why is anybody talking about Cameron Slater? He’s irrelevant.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  July 7, 2018

      Cameron Who ?

      • Gezza

         /  July 7, 2018

        There is an old saying that you get the face you deserve.
        Given the appearance of his own visage, Cam would possibly be better not to have said this.

    • Corky

       /  July 7, 2018

      ”Why is anybody talking about Cameron Slater? He’s irrelevant.”

      Obviously not. He may ride the new Conservative wave to glory again..or he may not. Time will tell.

  2. Gerrit

     /  July 7, 2018

    So why do you visit that blog? If it is as bad as you say it is, why the comment? Market forces will decide of the blog survives or not.

    Every time you visit the blog (to see how bad they still are at blogging) it is one more hit from the market to indicate that the blog is still worth the effort.

    Remember they cater for their market segment (just like you cater for yours) and that your opinion is grist for the mill as it justifies their continued presence.

    Only one thing worse than being talked negatively about, and that is not to be talked about at all.

  3. David

     /  July 7, 2018

    He has quite a good point in if Clark is calling for the Russell McVeagh board to be fired then the Labour Council should be gone as well, Labour,s is probably worse to be honest.

    • I haven’t seen any indication Labour’s problems are on anywhere near the same scale. They are dealing with one 20 year old facing several charges of assault from one event.

      Russell McVeagh’s problems go to partner level in their firm, with multiple people involved, and are accused of a long time abusive and bullying culture.

      And there are credible claims the problems are far more widespread than one law firm.

      A very different scale of time, spread and severity.

      • David

         /  July 7, 2018

        Like finance the culture at top firms is probably pretty brutal, litigators are well known for being ultra aggresive but at the end of the day everyone at the firm was a grown adult presumably in the top 1%.
        The children at the Labour camp had unsupervised access to loads of booze and were criminally, allegedly, sexually assaulted but no one has been held accountable. Labour tried to cover it up and not inform the parents and this was a decision made at the highest levels.
        It was Clark who has demanded resignations and she should probably be consistent and not have different standards just because of political affiliation.

        • Blazer

           /  July 7, 2018

          Russell McVeagh represent everything that is wrong in the…world.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  July 7, 2018

          I agree, David, Everyone was an adult, and as adults have the choice not to drink and have sex on a table or whatever it was. These were not young teenagers, they were adults with good brains.

          I hate the way that women are constantly being cast as helpless victims of men. We are told that we are equal (as if we needed to be assured of this) but then are treated like children in need of protection.

  4. David

     /  July 7, 2018

    Also trying to stop a charity concert that is for the benefit of babies around the globe is hardly what you would expect from someone who wanted to run the UN.
    She is a bitter old boot and like other retired PMs should quietly stuff off and fill her days with something charitable after a lifetime of picking our pockets.

  5. FarmerPete

     /  July 7, 2018

    It does seem a bit grinch like to me!

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  July 7, 2018

      There seems no reason why the noise could not be regulated.

      I was one of those who wondered why people who had bought houses next to the big speedway were complaining about the noise…until we heard how much it had increased since then, with a loud, many times amplified commentator’s voice that was heardv shrieking above the rest !

    • PDB

       /  July 7, 2018

      Yes – Helen Clark was quite happy to come into people’s houses and demand what type of lightbulb and showerhead they should use but plan to have a one-off charity concert in her neighbourhood and she gets all upset.

      No excuse for the nasty tone of Slater’s posts though, but then again who cares what he says?

      • phantom snowflake

         /  July 7, 2018
        • PDB

           /  July 7, 2018

          You’re right Snowflake – lacking an argument you again fall back on lazy rhetoric no doubt picked up from some left-wing website you frequent.

          You use the term wrong. ‘Tu Quoque’ is essentially saying “You’re a hypocrite, therefore you’re wrong” when what I’m saying is that Clark is simply a hypocrite, not that she is wrong in having her say on the concert in her area. In fact all power to her for expressing her views.

          Quite different things than for example Blazer saying this govt can act in a certain way because John Key did & therefore avoiding whether or not the act itself is alright.

          • phantom snowflake

             /  July 7, 2018

            “Lazy rhetoric”? Perhaps. But too often your ‘go to’ response to any vaguely left wing opinion is to screech “Hypocrisy!” You have obvious writing ability (putting aside your somewhat…reactionary views) and it really frustrates me when you are as intellectually lazy as you accuse me of being. As far as ‘HYPOCRISY’ goes; I wish you would just get over it and accept that it’s a part of us all, and there are far worse crimes you could be focusing on.
            Speaking of “Crimes”, in my opinion your worst one is lacking kindness and empathy towards those less fortunate than yourself. I’m sure you’ll have some fun with this!

            • PDB

               /  July 7, 2018

              You have your own particular slant on the world and too often you jump on comments I make and take them out of context to fit your predetermined narrative of me (or some other people for that matter you don’t agree with). More often than not I will always put up a detailed argument to back my views, add links to relevant material and will argue the point if someone else puts up a decent argument for the alternative view.

              Snowflake: “lacking kindness and empathy towards those less fortunate than yourself.”

              1. You know nothing of my life situation so how do you know anybody is more or less fortunate than me?
              2. Being centre-right I believe helping people is a two-way street – we’ll help you as long as you try and help yourself. I also believe that the people that need the most help in this country should get MORE help whilst those that don’t need welfare should get none. The problem (and it’s a growing one) is with ‘welfare-creep’ where people that shouldn’t be getting govt support are increasing getting it – the winter payment is but the most recent example, the first year free student bribe another. If we weren’t paying so much unnecessary support to those that don’t need it then we’d have more money to spend on those that do. Doing away with obligations for people claiming welfare will not achieve this, nor will it allow us to identify and help those most in need.

              If that makes me “lacking kindness and empathy towards those less fortunate than yourself.” than so be it.

            • PDB

               /  July 7, 2018

              ‘then’ so be it.

            • PDB

               /  July 7, 2018

              Well worth a read if you can be bothered – Shane Te Pou must also lack kindness and empathy towards those less fortunate than himself.

              https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/06/12/117859/lets-keep-welfare-for-the-poor#

    • Gezza

       /  July 7, 2018

      Well, to be fair, she does have a right to object & there is nothing wrong with her exercising it. Her basis for doing so is Nimby – not in my back yard. She doesn’t want a noisy rock concert near her home, & she thinks one noisy concert will lead to more noisy concerts.

      I wouldn’t want a whole lot of regular noisy concerts in my neighbourhood either. Every now & then a nearby local hall nearby gets hired out for a wedding function & the occasional live band can be so loud I have to turn my tv up to hear it. It’s always nicer when it’s over.

  6. Loki

     /  July 7, 2018

    Give him a break, he has crafted a scenario in his head where a large chunk of Colin Craig’s money will be deposited in his account.
    His long suffering wife and his dimmer mates will also believe this.
    He has now waited 400 days.
    But, he hasn’t yet figured out that Toogood will not rule until Jordan Williams case is Finally done, this may take ANOTHER 18 months.
    At which time any settlement he is (unlikely) due will probably go to pay the Blomfield loss and the health professionals.

  7. Zedd

     /  July 7, 2018

    ‘A bitter old blogger’

    sounds like Bitter & TWISTED too ? 😀

  8. Grimm

     /  July 7, 2018

    “Childless, bitter, old Nimby”

    Nailed it.