Update: now it’s getting weirder

9 Feb

Saturday February 12

Much is being made of the complainants’ declaration that they turned to all OLO’s advertisers as a “last resort.”

Does this mean they’ve never heard of the anti discrimination board?  A legal body specifically established to address exactly these problems?

I’m sorry to say it, but in claiming “last resort” status, they are, quite frankly, telling porkies.

Thursday February 10

Larvatus Prodeo writer  Kim, alias Mistress Kimbrella, (rhymes with umbrella) has claimed at Club Troppo that I am leading some kind of neo McCarthyist inquisition of all Gregory Storer’s associates, including his cat, in my unrelenting efforts to uncover the names of “zillions” of Pink Mafia (Bill Muehlenberg’s term) who assisted Gregory in his economic boycott of On Line Opinion.

Just what, Mistress Kimbrella screeches, does Dr Wilson intend to do with this list of names when she’s got it?

Well, put everybody on the rack and burn their toes off, clearly. Then wear the cat’s skin on my head with a bloodied pink ribbon holding it’s jaws together.

What’s wrong with the Mistress that she can’t figure that out?

Larvatus Prodeo carries the most savagely gleeful attacks on Graham Young and OLO’s misfortunes that I’ve seen thus far. Does this explain the Mistress’s  allegations against one of their supporters?

My word, the blogosphere can be an interesting place.

The question has to be asked: why didn’t those who were distressed by the comments in OLO take action under the anti discrimination legislation?

Why did they choose instead to lobby all OLO advertisers to withdraw their business, an action which would financially cripple the site, and Young?

Now I’m under attack for gay bashing, and only supporting some gays and not others.

Read the essay. Do you really think anyone the slightest bit ambivalent about gays and lesbians could have written that?

My argument with Gregory Storer has nothing to do with his sexuality.  It’s to do with the actions he took against OLO.

Now, after the strange communications from his partner, I confess I’m stumped. I don’t know what’s going on here.

I was happy to do what Ken Parish did and apologise for suspecting a group led by Storer that didn’t exist.

Then Michael’s communications seem to suggest something’s not quite right. But I don’t know what.

And the savage glee expressed on some blogs at Graham Young’s misfortune! Wow.

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11 Responses to “Update: now it’s getting weirder”

  1. Mikey Bear February 9, 2011 at 5:52 am #

    My communications were in very plain language, and not so strange. Who’s accusing you of gay bashing? I don’t hear genuine supporters of gay rights using language like “the gay lobby” and “a gay lobby”. Why did you use that conspiratorial language against a gay person? That’s quite prejudiced.

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  2. gerard oosterman February 9, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    A quick google and there are many, many lobbies called ‘gay lobby,’lesbian lobby.’ Whole groups of them. Can you point out where that word could be seen as conspirational or prejudicial?
    There are green lobbies even entry lobbies. There are lobbies everywhere.

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  3. Mikey Bear February 9, 2011 at 6:47 am #

    Not the word Gerard, the language. The prejudice and conspiracy is to assume and state that Gregory Storer is part of any lobby, let alone a gay lobby. Where’s the evidence???

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    • Jennifer Wilson February 9, 2011 at 6:59 am #

      Well you say you’ve got evidence that he isn’t, so why won’t you give it to us?
      Don’t you want to clear this up if you can?
      Then everybody can move on and if he isn’t I’ll apologise.
      He did say he was one of the gay activists attacking OLO. It’s there for everyone to read.
      Fair enough?

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  4. Mikey Bear February 9, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    Hi Jennifer,

    I have given you my word that he is not in any lobby, gay or otherwise. I live with the man; I know what he does. I assume you’d have a fairly good idea what your partner, if you’ve got one, gets up to.

    There is information I am not at liberty to disclose for a variety of reasons and as I said, you have to trust me. If you can’t trust what I am telling you then there’s no point going any further with this conversation.

    Perhaps you can take a leaf out of Club Troppo’s book and issue an apology to Gregory Storer for making these unfounded allegations, until such time that you have found some evidence to pin on him that proves his underhand tactics or whatever you want to accuse him of.

    It’s not my credibility at stake here.

    Michael.

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  5. Steve at the Pub February 9, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    This Mikey Bear has got a problem. Could somebody snig him behind the woodshed & thump some sense into him, or something? (knock the chip off his should while you’re at it please)

    It is hard on the eyes trying to read a blog thread that gets peppered with such drivel.
    Please ban or delete him or something, so the adults can have a go at comments.

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    • Michael Barnett February 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

      What problem do I have Steve? What issue do you take with what I have written here? Why do you suggest a little rough and tumble might sort me out? I don’t see that as a highly productive way to debate issues intellectually.

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  6. gerard oosterman February 9, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    Well,
    if you live with the man, forgive me for thinking that perhaps you could be a little biased. Now forgive me even more for thinking that your quote; “I assume you’d have a fairly good idea what your partner, if you’ve got one, gets up to”, unquote; sounds a bit prejudicial as well.

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    • Michael Barnett February 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

      Gerard, you haven’t offered a great deal to the conversation other than to attack me. What do you have to offer that will actually add some merit to this discussion?

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      • Jennifer Wilson February 9, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

        He did ask forgiveness in advance, Michael.
        And asking you relevant questions very politely is hardly “attacking” you.

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