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Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

Discussion in 'Media' started by OTBT, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. OTBT Member

    Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    WalesOnline - News - Wales News - Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet

  2. OTBT Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    LOL at hundreds of tweet responses to this article. Tiny sample:

    WalesOnline - News - Wales News - Councillor faces inquiry over

  3. Sponge Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    Fucking cunts.
  4. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    haha, I rememebred the original tweet that started this. I expected the Scientologists would have done something, given the twatter's prominence.
  5. thefatman Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    But... how does that impinge on religious freedom? Man, it makes me ashamed to be human when people are dumb enough to not only come out with shit like that, but believe it.
  6. xoixoi1 Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    Does anyone know if the public can snail mail the inquiry in support of him? Would it be a good idea?
  7. Sponge Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    I'm not sure. I don't think the public get much say other than applying and being selected as a member of the local council Ethics and Standards Committee in the first place, although if would be great if one could sit the committee down in front of some choice samples of of L.Ron Hubbard's most insane lunatic "lectures" (as available on youtube for anyone to marvel at scientology stupidity) and show that it is quite natural to take the "church" of scientology as really rather stupid.

    At the end of the day, whether the cult can be proved to be stupid, or criminal and dangerous, may not be the issue. It may be more of a case of the fact that he is a member of local government and should just not do that sort of thing.
    This is an area where religiously cloaked vindictive moonbat cults specialise. They look for cracks in any public official who doesn't like them and they exploit the situation. They love fighting rhetoric. What the cult can't deal with is the cold hard facts exposed. The idea is that you let the cult think it is a church of a religon, so that you have their ear, right up until your facts ultimately show that they are not. The punchline should speak for itself.
    If I were John Dixon and when I got voted in I'd be wanting to use my position to do more than just make wisecracks on that stupid twatting twitter thing.

    This is the info page for the Cardiff council Standards & Ethics Committee which is where the complaint is sitting awaiting a hearing. I've no idea if they take unsolicited submissions to a committee hearing.
    Cardiff - Your Council, Standards & Ethics Committee

    Here's the thing though; There are no scientology "churches" in Wales and he is just a councillor so he is of no real use to us as a future ally.
  8. Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    What a Councillor says carries weight so he could help us.
  9. Triumph Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    I didn’t know the Scientologists had a church on Tottenham Court Road. Just hurried past in case the stupid rubs off.

    Comedians join debate about councillor’s Scientology tweet

    Comedians join debate about councillor’s Scientology tweet

    Stupid Scientology
    http://myurlisname.blogspot.com/2010/07/stupid-scientology.html
  10. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    I think this story is a classed as a "foot bullet"

    twitter front page - from a UK user - at 1.25pm - Scientology at number ten

    Top Trending Topics
    Randy Orton
    Inception
    Mercury Prize
    #whereimfrom
    #indianenglish
    #diadoamigo
    Дождь
    Mumford
    Charice
    Scientology
  11. RightOn Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    What is this grade school?
    I am dissapoint that this is considered a case for a disciplinary hearing.
    What a waste of everyone's time.
  12. Anonymous Member

  13. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    This was an interesting little ride. Scientologists using their "game the legal system" theology get a smack down from the internet.

    We're like herpes flare-up that shows up once the date is going well.
  14. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    The first time *EVER* Scientology trends on twitter it's because of their stupidity.

    The day after Scientology launches a slick new media relations website, the only thing that the world notices is what a bunch of thin-skinned pussies they really are.
  15. Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    Gentlemen, I believe this is our cue. It's PicSpam O'Clock
  16. Triumph Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    is this possibly it?

    [IMG]

    800px-Scientology_-_London.jpg

    hundreds of passers by all day..snapping pictures .....gotta love that..
  17. Triumph Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    alot of the twitter post are digging up old articles and starting to trend the articles along with the #stupid Scientology trending "like Time Magazine's "Thriving Cult of Greed" and the Guardian article "Teenager faces prosecution for calling Scientology a cult"
    those two articles are starting to trend as well

    Scientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power

    Teenager faces prosecution for calling Scientology 'cult' | World news | guardian.co.uk



    Guardian UK
    Councillor faces inquiry over 'stupid' Church of Scientology tweet
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jul/20/councillor-inquiry-stupid-scientology-tweet
  18. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    I like the Councillor's sense of humor.


    "We're huge advocates of free speech"

    Spokesclam Tommy Davis
  19. Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

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  20. Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    It's an epic footbullet, everyone's winning except the Scientologists and that unfortunate councillor.
  21. theprofitlrh Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    Just looked at the culprits twitter page

    John Dixon (JohnLDixon) on Twitter

    He has had Media intrest - This is what he said

    "- Newsnight it is then - they phoned first, and it's Kirsty Wark rather than Jeremy Paxman, who scares me.
    21 minutes ago via TweetDeck "

    Newsnight is a serious News programme, with a very high brow/influential audience.
  22. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    His last few tweets

    # - Newsnight it is then - they phoned first, and it's Kirsty Wark rather than Jeremy Paxman, who scares me. 27 minutes ago

    # - just finished a meeting to find messages from BBC News, PM, Newsnight and the Guardian, and a few mates. #stupidscientology about 1 hour ago

    # - just seen all the retweets about my Ombudsman's judgement. Um... Wow... Thanks about 5 hours ago
  23. OTBT Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    Tom Harris, a Labour MP, re-tweeted about 6 hours ago

    Tom Harris (TomHarrisMP) on Twitter

    RT @JohnLDixon: I didn’t know the Scientologists had a church on Tottenham Court Road. Just hurried past in case the stupid rubs off. about 6 hours ago via TweetDeck

  24. LR Ache Member

  25. Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    A Labour MP is supporting John Dixon although the Lib Dems are part of the government and John Dixon is a Lib Dem. while Labour is in opposition. All party support is just what John Dixon needs and what the Scientologists don’t need.
  26. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    Scientologists are more unpopular than politicians.
  27. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    You forgot this from TomHarrisMP:

  28. Anonymoosh Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    anyone in Tom Harris' ward?


    might be an idea to send an email about the tax exemption debacle, sounds like he 'may' be sympathetic.
  29. OTBT Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    John Dixon (JohnLDixon) on Twitter

    - am I going to get into more trouble for saying that, right now, I'm bigger than Xenu, do you think?
    41 minutes ago via web
  30. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    Quote from today's Guardian UK newspaper:

    Councillor faces inquiry over tweet calling Church of Scientology 'stupid' | Technology | guardian.co.uk

    Dixon said that even if he had been speaking in an official capacity – which he maintains he was not – he was surprised at the complaint going so far.

    "As a Liberal Democrat, I'm used to having things said about me. You take it on the chin," he said.

    He said he did not have very strong opinions on Scientologists before the saga. "Having done some research on them, I take a harder line now," he added.
  31. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    I'm sorely tempted to swing by TCR and ask them what they make of all this...
  32. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    Maybe we should start a list of Why Scientology is Stupid to help Mr Dixon should he need evidence to back up his claim.
  33. Anonymoosh Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    we will find it easier than them proving it isn't.

    all in all it was careless to do it from an account that was 'official' rather than personal, but what a thing to make a fuss about. However lets hope common sense prevails, cos lets face it, politicians have ended up with a slapped wrist for much worse.
  34. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    piss&vinegar - lolwut.

  35. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    John Dixon (JohnLDixon) on Twitter
  36. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    An actual psychiatrist is laughing about this

    Scientology nuttiness | Music, Medicine, and the Mind

  37. Anonymous Member

  38. Anonymous Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    For those who use twitter, this would be a good link to supply to people.
    It is a UK tv programme called "inside the cult" presented by a well known presenter.
    It on the xenutv youtube channel.

    YouTube - Scientology: Inside the Cult

    Its shorten URL is:
    YouTube - Scientology: Inside the Cult

    Suggest text for tweet:
    What goes on inside a Scientology "church", Watch this, it is VERY SCARY !!!
  39. pedrofcuk Member

    Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    Stupid sexy $cilons.
  40. Re: Councillor faces inquiry over ‘stupid’ Scientologists tweet (Wales)

    "Stupid" is probably the nicest adjective a person could use to describe the cult.

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