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Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:27 pm
by Donkey Toon
Referendums, I swear the population at large just does not think things though well enough to vote sensibly.

Guernsey general election coming up on 7th October. A referendum has changed the voting rules. We used to elect 38 politicians from a number of districts, but the referendum returned a change whereby everybody gets to vote for all candidates. So now we get to vote for 38 politicians from a selection of 119 candidates. Who the hell is going to read 119 manifesto's in order to make an informed decision?

Answer: nobody, it's going to be a s*** show of uninformed guesswork and name recognition.

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:28 pm
by Bodacious Benny
That makes no sense whatsoever!

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:23 pm
by Tsi
Donkey Toon for grand overlord of Guernsey <divax> <divadance>

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:59 pm
by Donkey Toon
Tsi wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:23 pm
Donkey Toon for grand overlord of Guernsey <divax> <divadance>
Vive El Presidente! <diva>

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:24 am
by biggeordiedave
119 candidates is surely everyone that lives on Guernsey!

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:34 pm
by Donkey Toon
biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:24 am
119 candidates is surely everyone that lives on Guernsey!
Almost. <laugh>

It's a well paid part-time job for most of them which is why it is a popular thing to stand. Earn enough to make a decent living but little enough work you can do it part time, which is what most of them do. 90 odd percent of them are completely unqualified for the job as well (which I guess is true of most politicians everywhere).

So ridiculous that every voter is allowed to vote for 38 of them. I'll be hard pushed to find 10 worth voting for.

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:01 pm
by Tsi
Donkey Toon wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:34 pm
biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:24 am
119 candidates is surely everyone that lives on Guernsey!
Almost. <laugh>

It's a well paid part-time job for most of them which is why it is a popular thing to stand. Earn enough to make a decent living but little enough work you can do it part time, which is what most of them do. 90 odd percent of them are completely unqualified for the job as well (which I guess is true of most politicians everywhere).

So ridiculous that every voter is allowed to vote for 38 of them. I'll be hard pushed to find 10 worth voting for.

On a different note but same place just read about Guernsey FC having to opt out of the league due to covid one good thing though the league letting them return for the 21/22 season.

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:37 pm
by Donkey Toon
Tsi wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Donkey Toon wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:34 pm


Almost. <laugh>

It's a well paid part-time job for most of them which is why it is a popular thing to stand. Earn enough to make a decent living but little enough work you can do it part time, which is what most of them do. 90 odd percent of them are completely unqualified for the job as well (which I guess is true of most politicians everywhere).

So ridiculous that every voter is allowed to vote for 38 of them. I'll be hard pushed to find 10 worth voting for.

On a different note but same place just read about Guernsey FC having to opt out of the league due to covid one good thing though the league letting them return for the 21/22 season.
Yeah, that is a bugger, but our travel restrictions are really strict so it is not feasible to have teams going each way each weekend. Anybody arriving in Guernsey from the UK has to self-quarantine for two weeks, with an up to £10,000 fine or imprisonment for breaching it. So non-starter basically.

And yeah good that the league is reasonable enough to let us back in next year.

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:03 am
by Tsi
This f***ing guy, what a piece of s***.


Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:05 am
by Bodacious Benny
What happened? I’m not giving The Sun a click.

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:49 pm
by Tsi
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:05 am
What happened? I’m not giving The Sun a click.
https://news.sky.com/video/coronavirus- ... s-12074751

Unfortunately the sun was the first vid I found on YouTube <erk>

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:01 pm
by Bodacious Benny
There are some horrendous humans in the world. If there’s any justice in the world that Guy will be hit by a bus and wiped off the face of the earth.

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:05 pm
by Bodacious Benny
The prat on the Asda adverts.

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:18 pm
by Tsi
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:05 pm
The prat on the Asda adverts.
<ok> <erk>

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:37 am
by biggeordiedave
You both still watch normal television? <laugh>

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:36 am
by Bodacious Benny
biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:37 am
You both still watch normal television? <laugh>
Only very occasionally <laugh>

I was watching 'DES' on ITV, pretty decent.

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:29 pm
by Tsi
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:36 am
biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:37 am
You both still watch normal television? <laugh>
Only very occasionally <laugh>

I was watching 'DES' on ITV, pretty decent.
That's what i was watching when i saw it <laugh>





<worried>

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:03 am
by Hjl
biggeordiedave wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:17 pm
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:10 pm
People who reply to an Outlook meeting invitation with an email saying 'I'll be there' rather than just accepting the invite.
Accept the invite and don't send a response like a normal person.
Or do what I do. Accept and then don't show up.

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:39 am
by Micky Quim
Hjl wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:03 am
biggeordiedave wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:17 pm


Accept the invite and don't send a response like a normal person.
Or do what I do. Accept and then don't show up.
I tentatively accept and then agonise over an excuse to decline at the last minute

Re: The Message of Hate Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:28 am
by biggeordiedave
Hjl wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:03 am
biggeordiedave wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:17 pm


Accept the invite and don't send a response like a normal person.
Or do what I do. Accept and then don't show up.
I'm terrible for that one too. I work pretty much exclusively in remote desktops but the Outlook and Teams notifications were pissing me off so I got rid of them. The consequence of that is I seem like an ignorant prick, but that is a bonus if it means people stop talking to me and inviting me to things.