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Well known author and public figure in gutter-fighting blog dispute – reputation in tatters!

Why I'll Never Live in Oz AgainIs it Just Me or is Everything Kak

Well, that’s if you believe a bitter, whingeing expat web-trawler from Boyne Island in Australia…

The ‘well-known author and public figure’ in question is yours truly. Yes, I know. Thank you very much. I hadn’t realised that my social standing had risen to such lofty heights, but perhaps our latest book has made a name for itself Down Under. The title in question is Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Kak? in which the excerpt “Bitter Expats” appears. That’s the background to this dirty little story. Here’s the rest of it:

I participated in some forum slanging about a year ago between pro-SA and anti-SA posters on the Homecoming Revolution site, after an interview with me (in which I discussed the book Why I’ll Never Live In Oz Again) was posted there. I quickly picked up a healthy measure of disdain for one-eyed knee-jerk-reaction bitter expats and later figured they deserved a spot in Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Kak?.

Long story short, when I chanced onto the site again recently and found all the same bitter expats whining like schoolchildren, I offered the excerpt from Kak to HCR as ammo against these cretins.

Now – bear with me – the HCR blog administrator then posted the excerpt without giving it any kind of context (barring my name and an incorrect website address) so the subsequent responses from bitter expats were to be expected. Here’s the link:

http://www.homecomingrevolution.co.za/hcrblog/?p=421

After my (admittedly rather harsh) take on bitter expats, there’s the predictable name calling from the neggie posters and the usual back-and-forth playground arguing between them and the pro-South Africans, before my first post. If you take a scroll down to Feb 21 2:02am you’ll find it (number 64, I think), whereafter Daxk (from Galway) and born2run get rather upset with me.

The topper comes in the last post (as of today) where I’m referred to as a “well known author and public figure” who’s ruining his reputation on the HCR site when I should be behaving in a respectable, clergyman-like manner – as though I’m Salman Rushdie or something.

I found this rather amusing and, rather than respond again – it’s like corresponding with a toilet bowl – I’ve decided to pass on the link to the more discerning readers at BOOK SA. At least when I’m ripped off on this site, it is with a measure of flair.

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  • Why I’ll Never Live in Oz Again, Or The UK, the US, Canada or New Zealand for that Matter by Andrew Donaldson, John Wardall, Josef Talotta, Rick Crosier and Tim Richman
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Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    February 28th, 2008 @12:55 #
     
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    "There is only one thing worse than being talked about..."

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  • <a href="http://www.twodogs.co.za" rel="nofollow">Tim</a>
    Tim
    February 28th, 2008 @13:24 #
     
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    Especially when you're a respected public figure...

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  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    February 28th, 2008 @13:31 #
     
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    The time has come, Tim, to found The Kak Party. It is your destiny, your duty.

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  • <a href="http://www.twodogs.co.za" rel="nofollow">Tim</a>
    Tim
    February 28th, 2008 @16:28 #
     
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    As I understand it, respected public figures can't have any role in politics in this country. Or were you referring to an annual dancing event where we play sokkie treffers and drink alcopops?

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  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    February 28th, 2008 @16:53 #
     
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    Aha, but you yourself and others have already cast doubt on your status as a "respected public figure", in which case you are uniquely qualified to become the Zuma of Kak.

    The launch event is clearly taking shape, although I would dispense with the dancing and switch the other two activities around for maximum kakness.

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  • <a href="http://www.twodogs.co.za" rel="nofollow">Tim</a>
    Tim
    February 29th, 2008 @15:22 #
     
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    Fair point. And thank you for the suggestions. No dancing - unless we can get the Vodacom meerkat to attend...

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  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    February 29th, 2008 @16:23 #
     
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    The Vodacom meerkak - an excellent choice.

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  • <a href="http://rustumkozain.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Rustum Kozain</a>
    Rustum Kozain
    March 1st, 2008 @17:03 #
     
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    Tim, soek jy al weer kak by Homecoming Revolution?

    Trolls, man, Spawn of Kakka.

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