The Dim-Post

January 27, 2009

Quote of the Day

Filed under: nz blogs — danylmc @ 3:21 pm

Cactus Kate holds forth on the shooting of Hailatau Naitoko in another brave attempt to tunnel her way to the moral highground:

The Pinko blogsphere went further. Without even knowing the victim they assumed naturally because he was driving a courier van that he was “hardworking”. If a banker got shot no one would have said he was “hardworking”. How do they know Halatau was hardworking? They turned it into a racial incident, assuming of course the Policeman who shot him was a man and not many of the Maori or Pacific Islanders on the New Zealand Police force. Also forgetting the reason that Halatau was shot in the first instance was that a Maori had gone on a mental rampage putting lives at risk.

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46 Comments »

  1. Holy crap that is mind-blowingly awesome.

    That’s not just quote of the day, that is quote of the year.

    Comment by David C — January 27, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

  2. “assuming of course the Policeman who shot him was a man”

    Maybe she meant to write ‘white man’ here? The rest of it is so goddamn crazy its hard to tell.

    Comment by Lucy — January 27, 2009 @ 3:42 pm

  3. Just re-reading it, am I to ascertain that there’s no way this could be racially motivated because the person who caused the incident was of the brown persuasion?

    Comment by David C — January 27, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

  4. probably an indication that the continuing collapse of her beloved capitalism empire is pushing her over the edge.

    better get some more taxpayer money into the big banks so kate can continue to be kept in the manner.

    Comment by Che Tibby — January 27, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

  5. This means you are no longer the funniest blogger in New Zealand. Wow. Just . . . wow.

    Comment by OsakaKiwi — January 27, 2009 @ 3:46 pm

  6. If a banker got shot no one would have said he was “hardworking”.

    probably not at the moment anyway.

    Comment by Neil — January 27, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

  7. I assume bankers are either going to beg me for money or throw themselves into the traffic.

    Just re-reading it, am I to ascertain that there’s no way this could be racially motivated because the person who caused the incident was of the brown persuasion?

    I doubt the ‘pinko bloggers’ who claim it was racially motivated exist outside of Kate’s awesomely scary imagination.

    Comment by danylmc — January 27, 2009 @ 4:28 pm

  8. The most annoying victim adjective is “popular”. Universally applied to young people.

    Just once, I’d love to see someone on the TV news say “Nah, nobody liked him much, he was a speccy geek with a lisp and we all bullied him.”

    Comment by sammy — January 27, 2009 @ 4:29 pm

  9. I’m impressed by her proposed actuarial system for compensation. If police chose who they shot carefully, the families would have to pay them.

    When she changed to her pseudonym, why didn’t she choose ‘Marie Anotinette’?

    Comment by lyndon — January 27, 2009 @ 5:04 pm

  10. “Nah, nobody liked him much, he was a speccy geek with a lisp and we all bullied him.”

    Like most things, this reminds me of a headline from the Onion: “Serial Killer Remembers Neighbors As Quiet, Unsuspecting”.

    Comment by Giovanni — January 27, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

  11. Just once, I’d love to see someone on the TV news say “Nah, nobody liked him much, he was a speccy geek with a lisp and we all bullied him.”

    Err, didn’t some of Nia Glassie’s rellies say something like that? “Ugly” was one word used, from memory.

    Comment by Clunking Fist — January 27, 2009 @ 6:46 pm

  12. And what if we actually read this well-thought out post? In the beginning:

    New Zealand has a “no fault” culture out of its own choosing. ACC has meant that people can’t go around suing others. So now John Key is talking up claims of compensation which is a dangerous precedent.

    But let no truth stand in the way Danyl, else you wouldn’t be a leftie anymore.

    Comment by Berend de Boer — January 27, 2009 @ 9:46 pm

  13. “Just once, I’d love to see someone on the TV news say “Nah, nobody liked him much, he was a speccy geek with a lisp and we all bullied him.”

    I always think the same thing when watching stories like that. I mean what is the point in going on about how popular or outgoing they were. Would it be less tragic if they weren’t??

    This girl has seriously lost the plot with this rant. Although to be fair I don’t think she had much to lose in the first place. I will give her full marks for sticking to her guns despite all other evidence to the contrary.

    Comment by jumpingonabandwagon — January 27, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

  14. “Maybe she meant to write ‘white man’ here?”

    Or hu-man.

    Comment by llew — January 28, 2009 @ 8:01 am

  15. “Just once, I’d love to see someone on the TV news say “Nah, nobody liked him much, he was a speccy geek with a lisp and we all bullied him.”

    I believe the shorthand for that is “quiet and studious”.

    Comment by Bearhunter — January 28, 2009 @ 8:02 am

  16. Owww – she took the crazy pills alright. But hardly a surprise.

    Comment by Michael Stevens — January 28, 2009 @ 8:52 am

  17. Just once, I’d love to see someone on the TV news say “Nah, nobody liked him much, he was a speccy geek with a lisp and we all bullied him.

    No doubt it will be heard shortly after someone on the news is “the mother/father of two ordinary-looking children,” which will in turn be heard shortly after Hell freezes over.

    Comment by Psycho Milt — January 28, 2009 @ 9:00 am

  18. Or hu-man.

    Heh. I’ve stolen that and posted it on her blog.

    Comment by Danyl Mclauchlan — January 28, 2009 @ 9:02 am

  19. “Heh. I’ve stolen that and posted it on her blog.”

    I think I did yesterday too, but not all comments have showed up yet.

    Comment by llew — January 28, 2009 @ 9:15 am

  20. Wow, that Kate is a nice piece of work. Here’s another entry:

    I am off to Pacific Island number 1 today….oh the excitement. I have found in the lounge already 6 two tonned Tiro’s that I imagine will be seated next to me in Business Class all flying their way courtesy of their friendly taxpayers and/or Pacific aid grants.

    Danyl I think someone (you?) once described her as a train wreck in progress. She must be gathering momentum.

    Comment by Don — January 28, 2009 @ 9:26 am

  21. Are we feeding Berend? Because I have to say I find the “well-thought out” pretty funny as an overall characterisation.

    Comment by lyndon — January 28, 2009 @ 10:08 am

  22. Gracious. I’ve occassionally given Kate a hard time for her less informed or tolerant ravings but hadn’t seen this – what a classy lady. Incidentally, after a while she stops insulting anyone who dares challenge her and then simply blocks any critical comment. Odd that she’s not defended herself though or is that what Berend’s attempting to do?

    Comment by Paul Williams — January 28, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

  23. Incidentally, after a while she stops insulting anyone who dares challenge her and then simply blocks any critical comment. Odd that she’s not defended herself though or is that what Berend’s attempting to do?

    I haven’t noticed that she blocks anyone & I’ve left the odd critical comment, current delay probably due to the Pacific destination she just went to mentioned in the post before or after.

    We’ll all be savaged for this in due course… :)

    Comment by llew — January 28, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

  24. Off topic

    But does the 2nd photo here

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/album.php?aid=98255&id=633295420&ref=mf

    suggest DPF was visiting Rodney Hide’s city apartment this weekend?

    Comment by llew — January 28, 2009 @ 1:22 pm

  25. I haven’t noticed that she blocks anyone & I’ve left the odd critical comment, current delay probably due to the Pacific destination she just went to mentioned in the post before or after.

    I had a lengthy disagreement with her a number of months back. After a couple of rounds Kate simply stopped posting any of my comments that responded to her’s. I thought that pretty childish for someone who regularly proclaims how hard they are.

    Comment by Paul Williams — January 28, 2009 @ 2:57 pm

  26. “They turned it into a racial incident, assuming of course the Policeman who shot the victim was a white man and not one of the many Maori or Pacific Islanders on the New Zealand Police force”.

    Missed the word “white” out in editing.

    And Paul, I simply chose to ignore you after wasting half an hour of collective time when I could be doing something far more constructive like sleeping, arguing with you, when we are never going to agree about anything. Yes, I know it’s the same treatment that all women in your life give you but eventually one has to be the better person and walk away as the relationship is heading nowhere.

    Comment by Cactus Kate — January 29, 2009 @ 9:39 am

  27. And the anti-banker comments here just again prove my point. You all have evil deep rooted prejudices towards sectors of society, but because it is a white and wealthy sector you think it is acceptable, fun and dandy. It’s not, and you are no better than anyone else for it so stop pretending because you occasionally hug the poor and the coloured that you are somehow nicer people. You are not.

    Comment by Cactus Kate — January 29, 2009 @ 9:46 am

  28. . . . stop pretending because you occasionally hug the poor and the coloured that you are somehow nicer people.

    Ladies and gentlemen, Cactus Kate!

    Comment by danylmc — January 29, 2009 @ 9:58 am

  29. “It’s not, and you are no better than anyone else for it so stop pretending because you occasionally hug the poor and the coloured that you are somehow nicer people. You are not.”

    I think I’m a nicer person than you because I don’t go around referring to people of other ethnicities as “the coloured” but I guess I’m just a bigoted old liberal that way.

    Comment by Rebecca — January 29, 2009 @ 10:02 am

  30. half an hour of collective time

    Collective time? If only ‘baiter were here to accuse you of being a communist…

    Comment by Graeme — January 29, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

  31. “You all have evil deep rooted prejudices towards sectors of society,”

    no kate, we just know a grasping bigot when we see one.

    here’s looking at you, baby.

    Comment by Che Tibby — January 29, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

  32. And Paul, I simply chose to ignore you after wasting half an hour of collective time when I could be doing something far more constructive like sleeping, arguing with you, when we are never going to agree about anything.

    Actually, we’ve agreed about cricket from time to time. But my recollection is that you raved endlessly about matters clearly beyond you and resorted to insults when I pointed out the slight flaws in your arguments. A tactic worthy of Rommell.

    Yes, I know it’s the same treatment that all women in your life give you but eventually one has to be the better person and walk away as the relationship is heading nowhere.

    Mae West you ain’t.

    Comment by Paul Williams — January 29, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

  33. It’s not, and you are no better than anyone else for it so stop pretending because you occasionally hug the poor and the coloured that you are somehow nicer people. You are not.

    Only if they’re hot. ANd you’re right, I personally am a shit.

    Comment by llew — January 29, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

  34. Pooh. How do quotes work here?

    Comment by llew — January 29, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

  35. Some of my best friends are bankers :)

    Comment by llew — January 29, 2009 @ 2:56 pm

  36. Some of my best friends are bankers

    Got them picking Maccadamias have you llew?

    Comment by Paul Williams — January 29, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

  37. “Got them picking Maccadamias have you llew?”

    Only the coloured bankers.

    Comment by llew — January 29, 2009 @ 3:34 pm

  38. keep an eye on them llew, they’ll be telling you the harvest was a million bushels… when really it was three.

    Comment by Che Tibby — January 29, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

  39. Gotta plant me some cotton, I suppose.

    Comment by llew — January 29, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

  40. good idea. those coloured bankers will be right at home.

    Comment by Che Tibby — January 29, 2009 @ 4:01 pm

  41. What about Asian lawyers? They’ve got small fingers according to Dr the Rt Honorable Lockwood Smith?

    Comment by Paul Williams — January 29, 2009 @ 4:28 pm

  42. nah, they’re busy fishing the last of the money out of the public purse provided to prop up the coloured bankers.

    Comment by Che Tibby — January 29, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

  43. You all have evil deep rooted prejudices towards sectors of society, but because it is a white and wealthy sector you think it is acceptable, fun and dandy.

    Oh shit. I thought it was because that sector was responsible for destroying the world economy whilst lining their pockets and cheating on their wives with Cactus Kate. Now I realise the error of my ways I will simply hate them for being white and wealthy.

    Comment by Don — January 29, 2009 @ 4:51 pm

  44. “What about Asian lawyers? They’ve got small fingers according to Dr the Rt Honorable Lockwood Smith?”

    Not sure about fingers, but macadamia trees are several degrees more spiky than holly, so thick skins are advantageous, I guess that includes lawyers.

    Comment by llew — January 29, 2009 @ 4:54 pm

  45. “I thought it was because that sector was responsible for destroying the world economy whilst lining their pockets and cheating on their wives with Cactus Kate.”

    banging kate: officially not helping the world economy.

    could be a byline.

    Comment by Che Tibby — January 29, 2009 @ 8:11 pm

  46. I’ve been a fan of Kate’s blog for about 3 years.. but I thought her post on this subject was crass and off the mark. She’s been veering into this sort of territory for a while now, and I’m kinda over it. Not that she would care about losing readers, she would probably say I was a pinko leftie something-or-other and tell me to f-off. kate and Whale and co seem to be working themselves into a frenzy these days. Even Whale’s missus SpanishBride (who I think seems rather nice) is having to stand up for him in his post about the shooting.

    Comment by Jane — January 31, 2009 @ 9:25 pm


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