Friday, February 02, 2007

BLOGGING FOR SOME STRANGE KIND OF PEOPLE - IT'S LIFE BUT NOT AS WE'VE KNOWN IT

The better I get at this computing lark the more I am able to find and read other 'blogs' this, unfortunately has a serious downside. I write a blog so I am fair game for anyone who wants to challenge my opinions and I'm no shrinking violet so why should I care? well, it's not me I'm worried about, I don't like the abuse I get but I know I have to live with it. The problem is the quality of what is written, it is depressing, most of it is reactionary stuff and very predictable but it seems to be written by inadequates who are consumed by hatred. I would compare most of them with people who, years ago before blogging, used to get their kicks by writing anonymous poison pen letters particularly to vulnerable people, ( someone is watching you type of thing ) I suppose though that blogging provides a kind of safety valve for them, who knows what some of them might get up to if they couldn't take out their frustrations in this way. I wonder if the figures for certain kinds of crime have dropped since the advent of blogging? there is the possibility of course that figures for these things might go up when some folk start blogging and get themselves into a state of, well, what kind of state ? you would need to read some of it to see what I'm getting at I can't say more in a popular family blog like this. I, and now, to a lesser extent my family, still get sent horrible stuff, mainly racist, lurid and threatening because some folk don't like my opinions and blogging has liberated them. Find out what I mean by accessing it for yourself, try googling Cllr. Terry Kelly and go into some of the blogs which are attacking me, use the links which are there on their blogs and make up your own minds, be warned though it's not for the faint hearted and could damage your opinion of your fellow human beings.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny but I googled it and found the first two hits dedicated to how you were charged and convicted by the standards committee...

You are right, it does little to make you feel better about your fellow human being, and even is a bit funny considering your whining.

Not that I have any expectation that yo will publish this comment seeing as you make yourself look silly.

Max said...

If you were upset by Google, you should probably avoid searching for "Terry Kelly" in Technorati's tag search...

http://www.technorati.com/posts/tag/Terry+Kelly

leon said...

Paragraphs, you must use paragraphs!

yourworstnightmare said...

You look kind of like friar tuck. How can you be a catholic and be a socialist at the same time, or are you one of those leftists who talks out of both sides of his mouth?

Claiming to be a Christian while espousing socialist values indicates that you haven't read your texts very well. Perhaps you need thicker glasses.

Scunnered, O' Aberdein said...

Hi again Terry

Oh dear!...I'm not sure how to put this.

I have no doubt that you mean well. I have no doubt that you really, really think you have the answer to all of life's ills. I have no doubt that that you think that those that disagree with you are mentally disturbed, hate you or are otherwise deranged, probably including me (who just couldn't resist taking the piss, well, at least a little)

But having read what some of what others have said, I have no doubt that you are wrong here. Most of them just think that you are a monumental twat, with little sense of balance, one so totally convinced of his position, and writes about it with such fervour, but can't seem to have anything like a reasonable or sensible dialogue with others about that without it degenerating into some sort of paranoia, at bottom line being a rant of the 'i'm right, socialism is right and you are all reactionary SNP (or other) nasties who are reprobates and degenerates who should not be allowed out' type of thing - or something broadly like that

To paraphrase Solomon, a long time ago he said something along the lines that your real friends are those that tell you the truth. How about taking this as a little bit of well intended advice and lightening up a bit...?

don't give up, for goodness sake just do it better.....

Yours, probably more in hope than real expectation....

Clairwil said...

Could you point out the blogs that are sending threatening e-mails and being racist? I have done a blog search and been unable to find them.

Or can you only smear the opposition rather than argue?

Anonymous said...

You're crazy as a bedbug, son.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

anonymous coward - thank you for this I hope everyone reades it

hacksaw jim duggan said...

Tell me Terry, when you asked me to google your name, were you wanting to highlight the fact that you were convicted by the standards commission?

Or were you just too daft to realise that would be what came up?

Also, if blogging is for strange people, why do you blog? Doesn't that make you a strange person?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

max - not for the first time you have me baffled - please don't explain I don't want to know.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Leon - Thank you for that. I don't have time, they never hit you hard enough with that ice pick.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

scunnered - I've no doubt that you really, really believe that you are sharp and funny, but, well.
Anyway this 'is' me lightening up, I couldn't be happier, notwithstanding the hate mail I'm delighted at the response from you and the other truth seekers and patriots out there, keep it coming, you are all turning me into a hero.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

clairwil - click on to some of the links on your own blog and see the things that are said about me,read the filth that you've written as well. Being a councillor who is prepared to take on the bigots means you will get this stuff. Why don't you identify yourself, go public and call me a liar about these emails and letters, and I'll take it from there.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

anon - 'crazy' - Don't call me son, I'm an officer in the United States Navy, and your under arrest you goddamn son of a bitch.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

( hack saw jim duggan ) - are you the same hacksaw jim duggan who used to be called 'hack saw jim duggan the chicken choker' Seriously though I've just been described as 'too daft' by 'hack saw jim duggan' do you carry a big drum around with you to make sure everybody knows you are there? Anyway Hac. can I call you Hac? or do you prefer Hacsaw --- no, Ive taken that too far as they say on 'still game' Anyway what was your penetrating question ? yes, blogging, I stumbled into it. I had a web site which did cause the occasional stushie ( reported several times to the standards comission by some gnat crawlers ) exonerated of course, but nothing like this. I'm still trying to come to terms with the bloggers who write to me ( but you've read that )the site kept breaking and I was advised to do a blog, I had no idea what I was in for, but I'm ever so proud of upsetting lots of these incestuous right wing nationalist reactionaries. I just can't miss them, brilliant!

Clairwil said...

I did not say that you were lying about hate mail. What I said was that I haven't been able to find anything via google search.

I am not prepared to make my name and personal contact details public, however if you feel you have some issue you wish to pursue
I will be more than happy to send written details to your constituency office, along with printed copies of all posts and links on my blog that relate to you.

I have not done anything illegal so I'm not intimated by threats of this kind.

As I said on my own blog I can only suggest you contact the police with anything threatening, rather than tar everyone who has written about you with the same brush.

RightForScotland said...

If there are people who are sending you hate mail via t'internet then you should take them to the police. They will be able to use various technical bits and bobs to track down those who are sending them and charge them with crimes that carry very real punishments.

Unless of course you are just making all this up to appear like a crusader for justice just before March.

Do you remember Irene Adams car burning down before an election? I do, but I don't recall anyone ever being caught.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

clairwil - I really find it difficult to believe that you can check google and not find sites full of hatred and abuse about me, that's just incredible, you actually wrote some of it and you also link to some of them. Contact David Farrer 'Whisky and Freedom' and ask him if this is happening.
I never said you had done anything illegal, you clearly intimated that I was not telling the truth and I am challenging you to say this publicly. WELL ! put up or etc.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

RFS - what do you mean by before an election? does two and a half years qualify? that's how long before the election Irene's car was torched, 'doing this for the election' ? your assuming that everyone has the morals associated with you and the right wing.
Do you have to pactice to become such an eejit?

I'll tell you what I told 'clairwils' identify yourself, go public, accuse me of lying about this and I'll take it from there. Or you could try calling your odious friend Mr. Farrer, he should be able to say something to enlighten you.

RightForScotland said...

My identity has no bearing on whether you have gotten hate mail. A trip to mill street will allow a police officer to explain the ins and outs of it and not once will my name be relevant. Stop dodging the issue.

This is the second time this week I am going to issue this advice...if you are a victim of crime go to the police and get it dealt with. Stop revelling in victimhood as it will wear very thin very quickly.

I expect your next post to detail the crime reference number relating to your complaint. Unless of course you have made all this up?

Shotgun said...

Why don't you just make the emails public along with the email address and contents complete?

Until such time as you do; I'm calling you a liar, because why should we believe otherwise?

Kieran said...

I actually quite like your glasses.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

RFS - I advised you to contact David Farrer 'whisky & freedom'about this and he'll fill you in. You don't seem to be able to grasp what's at stake here, you really should think before speaking, I say again call me a liar in public if you've got the bottle and I'll take it from there. I would never have thought of trying for the sympathy vote but it doesn't surprise me that you did, oh and Irene's torched car, and mental health in jail, and er, the black prison population in the USA - you wouldn't be dodging any issues would you ?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

shotgun - calling someone a liar from your hiding place makes you look like a cretin - come out from under your stone and say in public that I'm a liar and doing this for votes and we'll take it from there. Or contact your friend David Farrer 'whisky and freedom' blog and he will enlighten you.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

sound man kieran - what colour's the sky in your world? anyway I don't care what they all say, I think you're harmless.

Shotgun said...

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

shotgun - calling someone a liar from your hiding place makes you look like a cretin - come out from under your stone and say in public that I'm a liar and doing this for votes and we'll take it from there. Or contact your friend David Farrer 'whisky and freedom' blog and he will enlighten you.


Which hiding place is that? All the information you need to know exactly and precisely who and where I am is there.

A vast amount of the drivel you say on this blog, if repeated publicly, is pure and simple lies and misinformation designed to gain votes from gullible people or to assuage your guilt at supporting Bliar by making you feel better for being a hard right closet Tory.

Is that plain enough?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

shotgun - So, you are a 44 yr. old male from Chester, is that what you mean by saying everything about you is there ? I clicked on your blog, you're a real tough nut eh ? with an extensive vocabulary, I'm glad you're not on my side.

Clairwil said...

I can find sites full of abuse, though none of it racist or threatening as you imply in your post. Nor would I describe any of it as expressing hatred, strong dislike certainly but not hatred.

I have no doubt that you in common with most if not all elected representatives receive hate mail from the green ink brigade. However I very much doubt this is being sent by the people responsible for the blogs that have written about you. If you have evidence to the contrary then let's hear it.

Again I would suggest that you report anything threatening to the police.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

clairwil - the racist stuff and threats is mainly email, the abuse, filth and hatred is mainly blogs and the hate and doctored photos etc are mainly anonymous letters and calls. I don't need your or anyone else's advice on how to deal with this. I find it difficult to accept that you or indeed any person with a shred of decency can read these blogs without revulsion. Have you ever considered that the abuse that you and the others peddle could be making the situation worse.

Shotgun said...

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

shotgun - So, you are a 44 yr. old male from Chester, is that what you mean by saying everything about you is there ? I clicked on your blog, you're a real tough nut eh ? with an extensive vocabulary, I'm glad you're not on my side.


All the info you need is there if you fancy suing me, and it is quite open what I do, and any moron could find me.

If you want full name and address and email send a private email and I'll oblige.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

shotgun - so why are you hiding ? are you a secret agent or something ? all that stuff about weapons etc. is it safe to disagree with you ?

Shotgun said...

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

shotgun - so why are you hiding ? are you a secret agent or something ? all that stuff about weapons etc. is it safe to disagree with you ?


What are you waffling about?

I'm not hiding, and all what stuff about weapons?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

shotgun - I just thought that you sounded like a man of mystery - do you want me to just regard you as an ordinary bloke then ?

Shotgun said...

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

shotgun - I just thought that you sounded like a man of mystery - do you want me to just regard you as an ordinary bloke then ?


I am an ordinary bloke, who works to feed his family and keep a roof over his and his wifes head, and buy the odd luxury.

What made you think otherwise? And you still haven't answered the questions I posed about me hiding and weapons?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

shotgun - gunsmith - gunmaker - shooting sports - 44yr old Chester man. where do I get these ideas from.

Shotgun said...

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

shotgun - gunsmith - gunmaker - shooting sports - 44yr old Chester man. where do I get these ideas from.


What has this got to do with what you said and implied about some air of mystery?

Just because my business is not common doesn't make it particularly unordinary, and just because I live in Chester doesn't make me a Chester man. I married a local when I was posted here to an infantry regiment and when I left the forces we returned.

No mystery and just an ordinary working man.

Angry Steve said...

Why wouldn't it be safe to disagree with a gunsmith / sporting shooter?

Or am I missing something here?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

angry steve - have you read the things this shooter says about me - I'm feart that's all, do you blame me ?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

shotgun - please forgive me I'm just trying to have a bit of a laugh, I can't help finding some ex military types hilarious. You obviously take these things seriously so I will stop. Suffice to say, I don't have the same regard for the British military establishment as you do, and that's not a slight on the troops.

Shotgun said...

I have to take exception with any claim that because I make, renovate, repair, sell, export and import forearms that I am in some way dangerous to disagree with. To be licenced as a firerams dealer you have to be inherently honest and legally and morally upstanding, or very lucky never to have been caught.

I can't understand why you have little or no regard for the military establishment if you have never had any direct experience of it, and would gainsay anyone that did have direct experience of it...that seems to be a ludicrous state of affairs.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

shotgun - You seem to have calmed down so, I was being flipant about guns / secret agents etc. I'm not being flipant however about the rest. I can assure you again I have the utmost sympathy for serving troops, I don't however buy the propaganda which they get fed. The British military establishment is still dominated by chinless upper class cretins who don't have the brains to work in the city, I pity the troops under their command.

Tony said...

I pity the commanders who are given orders to fight New Labour's foreign wars. I pity the troops who fight without proper equipment.

I also blame Thatcher for care in the community that allows people like you to roam lose when you should be in a secure cell somewhere in a straigh jacket.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

tony - 'commanders fighting New Labour's wars, badly equiped troops' You were doing so well and then your medication ran out.

Chuck Unsworth said...

This is a 'popular family blog'? How so? Which particular family did you have in mind - apart from your own, of course?

And before you start your usual sanctimonious prattle about the quality of writing on other blogs, take a cold hard stare at your own masterpiece - and while you're at it run a spell check on your posts.

It seems to be your style to provide smart-arse response in all cases, anyway, so one can hardly be surprised at the level of abuse which seems to so upset you. Don't be a prat all your life - have a day off.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

chuck - can I call you chuck, you seem so friendly. Your first Para. means you missed the joke, sorry.

I'm sorry but, your second Para. misses the point again, I commented on their language not the quality of their writing. From Chaucer through Joyce to Irvine Welsh you will find similar language, these cretins just don't put it together as well, it's filth for filth's sake, designed, like naughty children to shock.

I'll take pity on you and draw a veil over your last para. This stuff about spelling and grammar etc. look again at what you've just written, don't worry, I understand what you are trying to say, as you do me. I write this stuff very fast and I'm only interested in being understood.

Chuck Unsworth said...

'Councillor' Kelly,

You can call me Mr Unsworth. After all we've never met, and believe me, I'm going to keep it that way. I certainly would not want this exchange to develop into anything more familiar.

I'm afraid that, unsurprisingly, you entirely missed the irony of my comments.

As to being 'understood', well it seems that many of those commenting here 'understand' you all too clearly.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Chuck unsworth - 'can I call you chuck you seem so friendly' that was irony you dolt !

Chuck Unsworth said...

'Chuck unsworth - 'can I call you chuck you seem so friendly' that was irony you dolt ! '

Sadly, nowhere near it, Cllr Kelly, nowhere near it at all...

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

chuck unsworth - Oh yes it was !

Nazia Shaheen said...

'Bewilderment is your entrance ticket into the mystery of the presence.'
- Rumi

'Were you really born for this?'
- Sufi teaching.

'Believe the donkey not the Mullah'
-Sufi teaching.

Any 'thoughts'?

My last five comments were not published. Was it views expressed, religion or race?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Nazia Shazeen - Any thoughts ? No ! As far as your last five comments are concerned, you have either done something wrong in sending them or, you have joined the other liars who have accused me of not publishing them.

I have no idea what your religion or race is, why should I ? Are you famous or something ? you certainly sound important.