The Dump

The Dump is:
For posting comments that don’t get up at the Drum, and for having a pleasant, mirthful or enlightening off-topic discussion.
It’s not for personal abuse of other commenters.
Please do that somewhere else if you must.
Play nicely or piss off.
However, why doesn’t a poster add a link for us to read and comment on here, much quicker. Maybe we can do a bit more bagging here, not that I speak for the moderators, yet.

NB: Being tiresome and boring, racist, sexist or just plain creepy is not playing nicely.

give a crap

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The Pig’s Arms exists because a dozen or so years ago our other favourite playpen – the ABC’s Unleashed blogsphere started to go off.  Like a sack of prawn heads  in the sun.  Something had to be done.

Moderation was taking forever.  Comments seemed to be rejected randomly – outrageous ones appeared and reasoned ones were pinged.   When they released the Drum / Unleashed ….. things actually got worse !

So many pieces from professional writers appear with no obvious merit.  And the moderation has become, to put it frankly, appalling.

As a former contributor and a commenter, I was deeply disappointed at the plummeting quality from our pre-eminent media empire.  And I resented so many challenging or dare I say, witty or funny posts in which we’ve invested seconds of our precious time – getting the chop.

So here, for all our benefit – is an open slather blog.  Copy and paste your best rejected comments here for posterity.  Does not matter whether you’re posting on the Guardian, First Dog on the Moon or wherever else.

And sprinkle pointers to the Pig’s Arms amongst your comments.  Let’s try to rescue some of the old faithful.

Cheers,

Emm.

14904 thoughts on “The Dump”

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    • vivienne29 said:

      Fucking brilliant. Where the fuck did you find it Mark?

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      • After decades of being against it I now go on Facebook much to the delight of my family. Found this beauty on there.

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        • vivienne29 said:

          Great. I’m on Facebook – so handy for free to keep in touch with family especially when one daughter moved to Qld for a couple of years.

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        • vivienne29 said:

          I’ve shared it.

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          • I could tell you stories about my own personal experiences on FB which would not only curl your teeth, but make you all think WTF all day long… please trust me on this!

            Whatever you do, DON’T share ANYTHING the LEAST LITTLE BIT personal on FB… and don’t believe everything (in fact don’t believe just about ANYTHING!) you receive on FB… and expect the unexpected! (Which is also NOT to be believed!)

            And ALL THE TIME you are on FB, please remember “Big Brother IS watching YOU!” And his name is Zuckerberg… and he’s already sold you all out to the FBI…

            I know, I know… now you can call me ‘paranoid’… but I KNOW what I know… I was on FB for about 18 months to 2 years before I finally deleted my FB account. (Which also was NOT easy… and I’m not entirely sure it was ever actually deleted! :/ )

            Nonetheless, I wish you piglets the very best of luck with it! (You’ll NEED it!) :/

            Regards,

            Dave

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    • algernon1 said:

      Excellent find HOO.

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  2. vivienne29 said:

    Things not looking good for Sydney. Campsie latest. Needs a hard lockdown. So many wasted weeks.

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  3. vivienne29 said:

    Daughter No. 2 made local news on ABC radio and Prime tv over the total fuck up with Covid testing and no results following the removalists visit to Jindera. She was fabulous. Very proud mum here.

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  4. Here’s a good track

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  5. 1971 has some questions to answer.

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    • algernon1 said:

      It is HOO. It backs up the Municipal dunny truck and unloads it contents all over Scotty the Stupid and is abomination of a government. There needs to be more of these dunny trucks backed up and unloaded continuously until they do what they are elected to do.

      I can’t remember a government as bad as this one. How do we get rid of them. Will it happen or will an American news proprietor have other ideas. Will the hate speech of Sky after Dark and its stable of maggots, have influence (how they do I don’t know). Or will like sheep will the punters with their pocket full of promises in the blue sky influence them.

      Junior spoke to a colleague in California the other day. They were shocked that lockdowns were happening for 2 and 3 figure infections. California with a population approaching 40m, had 2500 new infections with 29 deaths all of which were unvaccinated. They have 60% odd who have had their first vaccine and just over 50% who have had their second.

      Yet here Yorick Hunt crows about those who have had their first shot but ignores the second vaccines which struggle to be 10% across the country.

      These current outbreaks are down to Scotty the Stupid, his failure to lead or take responsibility for anything. While he gaslights everybody or blames others for ignoring their advice and not taking decisions.

      He only had a few jobs, Quarantine, fail, Vaccine procurement and rollout, fail and fail, ensure that financial support was in place, failed across the board. The only reason any sort of financial support is now happening is that Binchook would have gone it alone.

      I can only hope this fetid government is obliterated come the next election, but its only a hope.

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  6. vivienne29 said:

    Looking more and more like the removalists had another mission: Murrumbidgee Local Health District has confirmed the removalists that tested positive to COVID-19 also stopped at a wreckers in North Albury.
    Truck Wreckers JETIS has been identified as an exposure site between 12pm and 12:40pm on the 10th of July.
    One close contact from the venue has been tested and is isolating.

    They filled up at Jindera and then went to the wreckers (who were not open) and then back to Sydney.

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