Bob Jones on Herald commenters

July 17th, 2013 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

Bob Jones writes on what the likely comments would be to his Herald column if he simply wrote “The cat sat on the mat::

Struggling Worker, Henderson: “Yeah right, Mr Jones. Fine for the 1 per cent who can afford cats and mats but what about the rest of us?”

Doto, 54: “As always, more Jones sneering from on high, which is why I never read his column as every week it’s the same garbage from start to finish.”

Raupo, Morrinsville: “I also never read Mr Jones, but finally he’s got something right. Our cat sits on a mat.”

Shaun, Turangi Prison Farm: “It’s an attack on Catholics – clear as day.”

Anne, Whakatane: “Bob’s wrong. Our cat only lies on a sofa.”

JD, Wanganui: “Hang on, Anne. What colour’s your cat?”

Anne, Whakatane: “It’s ginger, JD.”

JD, Wanganui: “Well there you go, Anne. It’s obviously Irish and just being obstreperous. Normal cats sit on mats, as Bob said.”

Struggling Worker, Henderson: “What none of you realise is that lots of us are battling to make ends meet and can’t afford cats and mats. It’s simply more of Jones’ weekly arrogance, ridiculing the poor, which is why I never read his rubbish.”

Margaret, Tauranga: “Lots of kittens are available free.”

Struggling Worker, Henderson: “Yeah right, Margaret. But we’re not all parasitically raking in rents from high-rise buildings and can afford to feed cats. And for that matter, who’s giving away mats?”

As one can expect, some of the commenters did not like being mocked and responded:

So, ’ response to the avalanche of critiicism last week over his ill-advised ‘poor people spend too much money on fancy $30 lunches’ diatribe is to say to everyone that he doesn’t care what we think ’cause he is right and we are all stupid idiots.  

I’m reading you online Bob Jones. And you are right. Who gives a toss what you think.

Can you please get this useless old geezer’s rant off www.nzherald.co.nz? I could not give a toss to actually read most of the rubbish herein, but it’s still polluting the internet.

I suspect Sir Bob is enjoying the responses.

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25 Responses to “Bob Jones on Herald commenters”

  1. Yoza (1,526 comments) says:

    He can’t be too many liver spots away from being a Simpson’s villain.

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  2. flipper (3,538 comments) says:

    Yoza is still suffering from his PCP or THC cloud. Not surprising.

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  3. itstricky (1,541 comments) says:

    He even looks like him, can not be too far off. Every one of Jones’ articles are giant trolls. Or, to be kind to him – devil’s advocate for his old person sensibilites. Do not know why posters can not see that. Too much time tweeting I guess.

    Funniest post of yesterday. Actually no – bc’s similarly themed observation that all KB threads converge on to three rants was funnier.

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  4. nasska (10,629 comments) says:

    I was shocked & disappointed to read the comments to Bob Jones’ article. We, here at KB, maintain a much higher standard of abuse.

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  5. Elaycee (4,299 comments) says:

    I suspect Yoza also writes under the name ‘Struggling Worker, Henderson’…..

    Keep an eye on the mailbox Yoza – I suspect your lifetime membership card to the Moron’s Club will be arriving any day….

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  6. Pete George (22,777 comments) says:

    Yes nasska. Jones-like comments are common here and all over social media. His are mild MSM versions.

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  7. thedavincimode (6,530 comments) says:

    Russell of Tauranga, exactly the kind of anti-Christian progressive propaganda to be expected from narcissistic knuckle-dragging homo prog scum like yourself Mr Jones

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  8. scrubone (3,044 comments) says:

    Reminds me of say, opposition responses to the budget, which appear to say the same things regardless of what is actually in it.

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  9. wreck1080 (3,726 comments) says:

    He he, bob jones should have become PM.

    however, i disagree with his stance on mobile phones — especially since much of my income has directly derived from this handy little device.

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  10. Dave Mann (1,168 comments) says:

    Hahaha when I read Sir Bob’s column, it was like ‘coming home’ to Kiwiblog’s GD :D

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  11. Lance (2,442 comments) says:

    Bob who?

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  12. Pete Macaulay (47 comments) says:

    Sadly Bob has failed to understand the main elements of the opposition’s “Feline Sedentation” policy

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  13. flipper (3,538 comments) says:

    After Bob Jones dealt to TV’s Rod Vaughan many years ago, it is no surprise that he heeded Mike Camp’s advice (as his Barrister) and moderated his counter-attack mode. Twenty five years ago ‘Struggling Worker, Henderson”, would be out for the count. :)

    My brother regards my old mate as a “rich fool”. He is half right. But there is only other New Zealander I know with the balls to tell us “like it is” – Douglas Myers.

    We have too few (with apologies for the unintended pomposity :) ) such people.

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  14. Gerard Barry (27 comments) says:

    Bob Jones is merely channeling Robert Muldoon. Gopher it!

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  15. backster (2,076 comments) says:

    If Struggling Worker from Henderson gives up his job, he could get a kitten from Margaret of Tauranga go down to Winz and go on the dole, get a special allowance to feed the animal dependent on him and a no interest loan to obtain a mat.

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  16. WineOh (547 comments) says:

    My cats prefer boxes, not mats.
    This man knows nothing!

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  17. dave_c_ (214 comments) says:

    Interesting (disappointing) isn’t it, how those nearing ‘dotage’ somehow seem to think that the world would like to hear about ‘their particular take on things’ – no doubt accumulation of ‘wisdom’. Whatsmore they treat all who disagree, or even have a different point of view as morons.
    The less we hear from these jerks, the better – let us all make up our own minds about the world

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  18. Harriet (4,502 comments) says:

    Bob should become the first President if we become a Republic.

    When he hears politicans, snivel servants, or women saying stupid shit – he points it out to everyone else with humor – and the recipitant looks like a fool – as they should!

    He certainly as President would do a good job of putting every kiwi on the same page as far as a national narrative is concerned, and he wouldn’t be playing the ‘skin game’ of favouring people because they arn’t white. Or because they have tits.

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  19. flipper (3,538 comments) says:

    Gerard Barry (24) Says:
    July 17th, 2013 at 9:59 am
    Bob Jones is merely channeling Robert Muldoon. Gopher it!
    <<>>
    Crap, You would not recognise the difference between shit and clay.

    Try to listen to those that really know, and learn. :)

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  20. Zebulon (67 comments) says:

    The cat breathed a sigh of relief when it realised it wasn’t Gareth Morgan’s mat that it was sitting on.

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  21. Yoza (1,526 comments) says:

    Elaycee (3,541) Says:
    July 17th, 2013 at 7:55 am
    “I suspect Yoza also writes under the name ‘Struggling Worker, Henderson’…..”

    No, I can honestly say I have never read one of Bob Jones’ columns. Occasionally and inadvertently I have heard him venting his spleen about some trivial nonsense on TV, but generally I switch off when the opportunity arises to reap the benefit of his ‘wisdom’. Lloyd Jones, his younger brother, is far and away more interesting and articulate.

    And as for Flipper@ 9:36am. If I were Bob Jones I would be more creeped out by your comments than I would being compared to a cartoon character off The Simpsons.

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  22. Dazzaman (1,123 comments) says:

    Bob does know his boxing, so he can’t be all that bad.

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  23. KevinH (1,131 comments) says:

    There is no doubt that Sir Bob’s columns touch a nerve in the Kiwi psyche, the responses he gets prove that a lot of people read him making him a successful columnist. Sir Bob should start his own blog, it shall keep him amused in his dotage.

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  24. Steve (North Shore) (4,491 comments) says:

    Seems quite a few here are now not on the Christmas list of Bob Jones, but that just shows you are one of the wimps (the moaners and groaners, the haters and wreckers)
    Challenge him, and I’m sure he will pay triple the fine to return the favour

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  25. Andronicus (219 comments) says:

    I suspect Bob is like the late Frank Haden. He believes about half of what he writes and the rest is just stirring the pot.

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