Monday 27 February 2012

Hootsmon Headlines

Back in the olden days, when the term "Cybernat" was a twinkle in Laird Geordie's researchers' eye, I got caught up in a flamer on (you've guessed it) the Scotsman's comment pages. My original moniker disappeared from the annals of history for good, and I stopped posting for a while.

After Foulkes' and the advent of "Nat Black Ops" the moderators got desperate and started banning people for banter, or for revealing themselves as previously banned, or just on a whim, who knew?
Now the good people at Newsnet Scotland seem to be going down the same road; their reason is that the MSM pick up on the more rabid statements and publish them and them alone as evidence that the SNP are "swivel eyed loons".

Yet once you start censorship, mission creep begins. A post calling the Scottish Secretary a cunt is fair game to the blue pencil, then any satirical reference to him and finally there is the removal of any post that is slightly disrespectful to the Queen's annointed on this earth...

If Newsnet Scotland thinks that this approach will stop unionists calling them Newsnutter or Newsnat then they are mistaken. Instead of an organic discussion leavened with humour and off topic revelations, they will end up with a very sterile site indeed.

Thursday 23 February 2012

Hootsmon Headlines

As my last two attempts at drunken blogging went down like a lead balloon, I thought I'd do it sober for once.I know I'm a bit late with the porridge thing, but I just couldn't think of another headline. Then last night, as if by magic...

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Not the Hootsmon Headlines

I was looking at this advert on Newsnet Scotland, which rang a few bells...


Monday 13 February 2012


He's four feet-two, and he's five feet-four,
He fights with half-bricks after beer.
He's all of sixty-one, and he's only seventeen,
Been a voter for three hundred years.

He's a Catholic, a Hindu, an Atheist, a Jain,
A Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew.
And he knows he's being a pain,
To the English in their view,
That they subsidise my friend and me and you.

And he's fighting the Scotsman,
He's fighting the Mail,
He's fighting the BBC,
And he's fighting the Record,
And he's fighting the Express,
And he knows we'll put an end to it this way.

And he's fighting for Democracy,
He's fighting for the Reds,
We know it's for the peace of all.
He's the one who must decide,
Who's to go and who's to bide,
And the arguments against him mean fuck all.

But without him,
Thatcher did the evil that she done.
With him she would have stood all alone,
It's a paradox I know, but I've been smoking blow
Dah de da de da de do.
And without him this referendum can't be won.

He's an SNP supporter and he really is fair game,
Their orders come from far away for sure,
They come from here and there...
...but not from you and me...
And brothers can't you see,
This is the way we put an end to war...

Perhaps Hazel could do something wi this?

Or anyin else wi a guid voice and a mike.


Ah... I blame the Welsh.

I also blame Lalland's post on the demographics of the SNP as seen in the SoS, it must have sparked something off...

Friday 10 February 2012

Mirror, Mirror Hootsmon

Forgive me. After a wee discussion in the pub my inner nerd took over and forced me to write this. In an alternate universe some things will never change...

Saturday 4 February 2012

The Real Referendum

I thought, since everybody seems to be doing it, I'd bring out my referendum question.