Attempt no3 at a reply to sundry posters-
NB – In your wisdom? You cut out anonymous posters, on the premise that they were abusive both to yourself and to others – a laudable objective, but it has decimated the number of contributors.
However you are now fielding entries on to your web pages which contain links to content which is just as abusive ( not locally) although admittedly in furtherance of your cause. But this seems a paradox to stamp out the local stuff but to encourage the national variety – a conflict of interests?
DC – Well we are indebted to you for your interpretation of MSM and MNM. But it would be interesting to know what is considered as MAINSTREAM in both respects.
The references you quote, I have never come across in all the mainstream daily papers or television channels that I have access to. I suspect that mainstream here refers to chat, and sectional interest sites on the internet or “underground” press.
However, keep the abbreviations and oblique references flowing – it keeps us on our toes.
B McD – There are nicknames and nicknames – some are affectionate (particularly at a personal level), some are descriptive ( and on the whole benign), but there are also others which are downright vindictive and designed to belittle or ridicule. To achieve this distinction one has to be in the public eye and to have enemies – a par for the course in political life. But it reflects more on the bitterness of the perpetrator than it does of the recipient. I have a lady who used to work for me over many years, and in that time she never had an abusive or derogatory word to say about anyone – I admire her example, but it is a hard act to follow.
GR – I suspect that your suggestion that this Independence site be closed down will follow on deaf ears. The recent upsurge in SNP membership has the YES camp “cock a’ hoop”, and wanting to keep the whole “caboodle “ simmering in the hope of a further referendum in the near future. Another 2+ year campaign to facilitate this, doesn’t bear thinking about – except possibly for the media, who relish anything that keeps them off the dole queue.
Hopefully “Copy & Paste” will see this safely on the website and I can relax until the brickbats start flying.
Good grief !