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3 minutes ago, The Voice of Reason said:

OK let’s turn to local radio. What about the poor chap who is screeched at by his female partner “ I told you, we/ (you) should have gone to Athol”

Or the gormless Geoffrey in the Spectrum Window ads

No idea, I avoid local radio. Wouldn't surprise me if those adverts breach regs though.

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17 minutes ago, quilp said:

Yeah, but in reality it was also a subtle attempt to run a smear on Stu because of his personal comments, present and historical. Casting roundabout aspersions was also the intention. Like the other poster, 'Lost Login' who started a post commenting on what he thought about Stu's alleged transgressions and thought it clever to liberally use the terms homo/trans/islamophobia, BLM, diversity, white privilege, etc. Do you see the subtlety in association there? The terms are exemplifiers and they were used to colour the post against SP. Fanning the flames. 

What does this actually mean?  Are you suggesting that this dull and slightly odd[1] cartoon was an evil attempt to trick Stu into making a dull and slightly odd comment?  Or did masked feminists break into Peters Towers and hold a gun to his head till he had written something silly on Facebook?  Apparently the poor man is never responsible for his own actions - a big boy always made him do it.

Why this is damaging to Stu is that it suggests he isn't going to spend his time as an MHK helping his constituents, examining legislation, helping reform government, finding out and explaining what has gone wrong.  He's just going to spend his time starting stupidly 'controversies', going "Look at me! Aren't I anti-Woke!" and expecting everyone to cheer him.  At best it's rather sad attention-seeking but It comes across as fabricated as a Josem photo-op and I suspect that even his fans will tire of it rather quickly.

 

[1]  Even in Sexism World are nibbles seen as a female thing?  It was men who were arguing over crisp flavours on another thread. 

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None of what you suggest, Roger. It was the deliberate misinterpretation and misrepresentation of Stu's response which triggered me. The exaggerated construct behind it and the unfounded inferences directed his way.

It's a ridiculous situation, blown out of all proportion. The rest of your post is irrelevant. The last paragraph is telling. 

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44 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

[1]  Even in Sexism World are nibbles seen as a female thing?  It was men who were arguing over crisp flavours on another thread. 

Well as sweeping generalisations go, I personally think females do tend to make much more effort when it comes to anything celebratory, even down to the small details such as nibbles.

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5 minutes ago, quilp said:

It was the deliberate misinterpretation and misrepresentation of Stu's response which triggered me. The exaggerated construct behind it and the unfounded inferences directed his way.

Stu must be expecting this to happen, he surely knows he has a target on his back, so why give the ammunition? If anything Stu’s comment was just as pointless as all the others, I can’t possibly see what he gained by posting it in the first place.

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2 minutes ago, Annoymouse said:

Stu must be expecting this to happen, he surely knows he has a target on his back, so why give the ammunition? 

Did he realise that a simple trite comment made would be used against him as such by the virtue-vultures? Ha, maybe he's deliberately courting controversy, I never thought of that.

 

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1 minute ago, quilp said:

Did he realise that a simple trite comment made would be used against him as such by the virtue-vultures? Ha, maybe he's deliberately courting controversy, I never thought of that.

 

He posted here very recently in reply to the many good luck posts to say he knows there are just as many others watching and waiting for him to fail (and that he hopes to prove us wrong) that suggests to me he knows he’s under scrutiny.

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1. The joke seems to be that when women enter toxic male dominated work places they have a civilising effect rather than suggesting women are into superficial things like flowers and nibbles and therefore not up to the job of MHK. The cartoon may not be funny or that well executed, but that's just my aesthetic taste.

2. People interpret art differently. Who's to say I'm right? And if people perceive something challenges that my reading of it fine. I try to approach my own "art" that way. I haven't seen many OTT comments on facebook until the cartoon's defenders reacted and then gets more aggressive. 

3. Stu's post is just another opinion in the mix. Fairly bland. Maybe it would be better if public figures didn't amplify the debate when it's fairly innocuous but you can say the same for Watterson, Moorehouse and the perma-offended Juan Turner. 

4. Some people are over-reacting to the mild criticism of the cartoon because it stokes the myth that there's some sort of sinister Woke Agenda.  

Bit of a storm in a tea cup / sports direct mug of builders tea, if you ask me.

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The cartoon’s not particularly original - I’m sure I’ve seen similar whenever women have been ‘allowed’ to join golf clubs, or play football matched etc - nor is it particularly funny, but it’s certainly not offensive beyond minor eye-rolling from some. Don’t see why anyone should be getting worked up about it or any commentary on it. 

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6 minutes ago, wrighty said:

The cartoon’s not particularly original - I’m sure I’ve seen similar whenever women have been ‘allowed’ to join golf clubs, or play football matched etc - nor is it particularly funny, but it’s certainly not offensive beyond minor eye-rolling from some. Don’t see why anyone should be getting worked up about it or any commentary on it. 

Maybe so, but what did he think he was achieving by commenting?

One day in to a new job which everyone knows brings great public scrutiny And he didn’t have the good sense to just scroll on by without commenting, knowing full well that any comment would be jumped on.

Hardly the sign of a sensible and aware politician.  More the sign of a clown who wants to always be the centre of attention and who is in politics for all the wrong reasons in my opinion.

Here will be a by election in middle writhing 2 years because he can’t keep his mouth shut and because his general views are about 30 years out of date.  I can’t fathom what the people of mIddle were thinking?  Admittedly they had the weakest lineup on t island but at least Lynch would have sat there quietly and not spent the next few years being a distraction to the job that needs doing and trying to prove some sort of childish point all the time.

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4 minutes ago, Ramseyboi said:

Here will be a by election in middle writhing 2 years because he can’t keep his mouth shut and because his general views are about 30 years out of date.  

Why? Only if he explodes in a puff of righteous anger or resigns. There's no mechanism to remove him. If there was a means to recall an MHK there'd need to be strict criteria and being a gobshite probably isn't one of them. 

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