Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Hootsmon Headlines


66 comments:

  1. Superb as usual. I've still to publish the last one. Will do it for morning.

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  2. Undid yourself this time, Conan. Great one!

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  3. Not long now until he's swarmed and consumed by the feral mob slavering for his blood.

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  4. Conan,

    Aw, Conan, you're awfy brave, so you are. Be careful you don't get ambushed in the Mills and Boon section and die the death of a thousand hacks.

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  5. Haha. I said undid yourself... I wonder what I was thinking when I typed that. I *think* I meant OUTDID yourself, Conan. ;-)

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  6. I kent what ye meant Jeanne ;¬)
    Brownlie, I don't think there are a thousand hacks left in Scotland, let alone the Scotsman.
    BTW, you seem to get a response from Maddox; what's the trick?

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  7. Hi "Conan",

    You were laughing and joking about the MSM coming for you. They are. Not for a story - who would care? But there's a code of conduct at your work and the stuff taunting David Maddox about attacks on his home breaks it.

    Doesn't matter that you've done it on your own time. I'd check your contract because I quoted it to your head of HR today.

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  8. Oh aye, and Subrosa was outed so that legal papers could be served.

    She's getting sued. And she'll be named in the papers, alongside her racist jokes about killing asylum seekers and her bragging about being John Swinney's pal.

    Do you see how this stuff works, Sparky?

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  9. Conan,

    We had a fall-out some time ago and you may recall I launched a scathing attack on him in my blog in response to one he wrote about me being an anonymous "cybernat". We subsequently exchanged e-mails in order to sort it out and, to be fair, he was quite open and honest about the whole thing.

    I don't know what the story is behind subrosa's blog but I cannot imagine her posting anything silly. I've tried to post on her blog earlier but was unable to do so. Niko's blog seems to have disappeared as well.

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  10. Hi Brownlie, apparently the head of my HR has been informed of my outrageous behaviour.
    And Subrosa is being sued for being a friend of John Swinney.
    I see how this works now.

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  11. No - Ruth is being sued for defamtion. She is being reported upon in the MSM as an activist who brags of her links with John Swinney.

    That's how it works.

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  12. Aye Niko gave up the ghost too Brownlie. I mentioned it on my post. He said the fun had gone out of it. Aye well, he'll be missed too.


    And THEY talk about cybernats...!!!

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  14. This is astonishing, whoever the troll is. This is well out of order. Politically motivated journalism? I use that J term under advisement - looks like revenge to me.

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  15. Do I not remember David Maddox lambasting what him and the good Baron Cumnock in the county of Shropshire called “cybernats” who hid behind anonymous nom de plumes? Ah well as the good Baron says “if the cap fits”.

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  16. If anyone comes on here posting as el duce and threatening to invade Abyssinia, we will know who it is, no need to obtain an IP address and no need for complex legal threats much better just to rely on that Higher Power.

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  17. Conan,

    What outrageous behaviour?

    How can subrosa be sued either for being an activist or being a friend of John Swinney? - that is beyond belief. I'm sure John Swinney has lots of friends.

    I was on good terms with Rhodes Boyson, so what? This whole thing is getting ridiculous. I'll have to start blogging again.

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  18. Heh, he actually thinks I give a shit about my job!
    He oviously hasn't read my blog *quite* closely enough...

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  19. Brownlie, my outrageous behaviour is the post above; I've hurt David Maddox's feelings (A journalist! Who writes on the Scotsman! Feelings!) I also work for a library, so I am not allowed free speech. It's in my contract apparently.

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  20. I’m failing to see how John Swinney can be named in a defamation case unless it is him that has been defamed. It is not after all a divorce is it? In which case would it not be up to John to actually bring the case? I hardly think he is going to rely on some rabid cyber troll to circulate the news around the blogosphere and for that reason I think that said troll is a desperate sado who is full of a charming four letter word.

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  21. Ali,

    I don't normally swear but in your case I'd be happy to make an exception - what a creep!

    Conan,

    He's worked out you work in a library. How on earth did he work that out?

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  22. He's a cunning sod. Or something like that.

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  23. Conan,

    I don't think I've said this before but that is a brilliant parody of a dying dodo you've got there.

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  24. Why thankyou Brownlie. Unless you are talking about my hair.

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  25. I was going to take my blog down on its first anniversary which comes up on the 17th. I'm reconsidering that now. It seems we bloggers really do have an impact. Whoda thunkit?

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  26. I guess that even though you hate your job, it pays for the whisky and pot noodles.

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  27. It's just a big cunning stunt, the troll is actually that very thing...

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  28. Why has Ali got a problem of someone knowing their MP? I meet mine in the supermarket or street and always say hello. I'd say mine was a friend because he knows who I am. He is very pleasant and makes an effort to know his electorate.

    Great blog by the way.

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  29. hey aspi, in moron-journo-land only the illiterate journalists are allowed to communicate with Politicians, dontcha know?

    That's who they buy their drugs from...

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  30. Scunnert, if the Scotsman had had a fair and balanced approach to the SNP, I would never started commenting on their boards; nor would I have started this highly illegal and subversive blog which will cost me my job.
    Apparently.

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  31. Thanks aspicap, tell that to Ali.
    I know Mark Lazarovicz quite well too...

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  32. What a saddo Ali is! After 3 Alibali alibali be! Is your mother proud! I think not!!!!

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  33. You have to tell me what a whisky softened pot noodle tastes like Ali, I always thought gin and cornflakes was the preferred food of investigative journalists.

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  34. Conan, if only they could spell insevtigatif without a smellpecker.

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  35. Smellpecker Polaris? I think you are nearly right.

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  36. He's been a busy boy oor Ali. My smellpecker disnae work so well. Think Ah should see a doctor?

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  37. Ali Bali, AliBaliBee,
    Sitting on wee Murdoch's knee,
    Greeting for a wee bawbee,
    To buy some wummin who'se randee...

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  38. Rab - yer cawnaesoor ae Scottish folk music?

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  39. Aye. It was the proclaimers who sang that yin. Right?

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  40. BTW Scunnert, I hope you've tidied up. Your gonna get a few extra visitors to your gaffe.

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  41. Well Ali, there's the verdict.
    Most people on here seem to think you are some sort of deranged fellow, with an agenda of "hunting down" SNP bloggers.
    But who Knows? You may be a journalist too...

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  42. Hey, now! The blog police haven't shown up at MY door. I'm feeling neglected here. I called the editor of the News of the World a naughty name? Doesn't THAT count?

    Where's the fairness in all this, refusing to hunt down Americans? I call that
    anti-American, I do.

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  44. "She is being reported upon in the MSM as an activist who brags of her links with John Swinney."

    Damn! Now there IS a scandal. A Scot with links to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance.

    Shocking. Why the woman should be burned at the stake--I'd suggest hanging, drawing and quartering but unfortunately THAT honour is reserved or male nationalist bloggers who associate with MSPs.

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  45. Greetings from District 4, keep up the good work Conan

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  46. I bet this is getting you a lot of hits, my lad. Is that what the scum had in mind, I wonder.

    Hang tight and let me know if there is anything I can do.

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  47. I just find it a bit strange that all over the place nationalist leaning blogs are shutting down. Some were very intelligent bloggers and did not attack anyone personally but the opposition parties.

    I didn't believe in conspiracy plots but I am thinking this too much of a coincidence. It suggests a well orchestrated plan and not one deranged person as some think as above. Not easy to guess by whom.

    It appears free speech is something that that we should not be having. Hang in there all.

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  48. Ahoy Conan

    fantastic Hootsman, yet again. Most amusing, as they all have been.

    I do hope your code of conduct doesn't allow free speech, humorous expression and opinion expressed in a way unlinked to your job, or Ali will look like a silly billy.

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  49. Thanks for all your support folks, it's most encouraging.
    Hi Ayrshire. As we SNP bloggers are dropping like flies at a badger watchers convention, when are you starting a blog?

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  50. Conan

    thanks for that.

    As for blog, at this moment you seem to be encouraging me to risk the wrath of "Ali" as he seems to dislike satire or free speech. Alot

    I shall make a start next week

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  51. Ayrshire Scot,

    Yes, go for it - look forward to it!!

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  52. Heh, I too look forward to it Ayrshire.

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  53. I am about to step up to the plate and post blogs of my own,

    Hello moron Ali, can you hear me.

    You are a chimera, a strange genetic mix of swine, toad, nematode and reptilian upstart.

    Must have been engineered in the same lab as the S1N1 virus. aybe ade from the leftover bits.

    Looking forward to meeting you Ali, face to face, as it were.

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  54. For you especially Ali, to help you work out the hidden code I have a sticky M key. Sometimes works and soetimes not.

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  55. Oooo, Good! New blogs! I do love Scots bloggers. So much more interesting than my US blog where the blog police NEVER show up--even if I use a naughty word.

    I must admit I'm confused though. When I've been in Scotland, as I am fairly frequently, I've heard LOTS of Scots using LOTS of naughty words--heck, some of them even intelligible to non-Scots speakers.

    When did they pass a "no naughty words" law in Scotland and did they forget to TELL the Scots?

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  56. Dear Ali

    Faux Cu


    and


    Faux Cough

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  57. Speaking as a real live Panda, as opposed to the toy cuddly ones, I think that Ali should be stuffed and mounted or, is it mounted and stuffed?

    Either way, I'm yer Panda and I have halitosis, something I suspect he has too.

    Bring on some more bamboo please Nurse.

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  58. Can Ali come out to play?

    Message to Ali

    Eats, shoots and leaves.

    Taxi for Ali!

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  59. Bugger

    I fear "Ali" has inhaled his own breath, or at least just prefers to use IT capability normally used for phone bugging and hacking by the Murdoch press, to squash individuals who dare call him a Jim Murphy.

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  60. Bugger

    Sorry, Ali can't come out to play - he's a bit red-faced due to getting his predictions wrong. I understand Rufus means red-faced but that does not mean to say that I thought he was a bit Rufus.

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  61. Now that's what I call a comment section! :)

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  62. However, I understand Mr. Iain Gray has hit is in one or two newspapers today. Fascinating. I'm sure the people of the East Lothian council are glad to know they contributed--without knowing it. ;-)

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