Power of speech vanishing

… must breathe.

I could just about cope with yesterday’s Facebook stupidity vis. Raoul Moat.

Via @RantinRab though, I see things have escalated.

First though, you’ll need an emollient. Allow me:


Ready? Here we go:


Raoul was one of a kind, a very caring man who worshiped the ground his kids walked on … they were his life and without them he didnt feel like he could carry on

For all those who dont agree with this page Raoul may have done things wrong but he was still human
and a really kind one, you would never dream he could hurt a fly he was the gentle giant, true what
they say never judge a book by its cover and people shouldnt judge till they’ve heard all the FACTS
because they will be revealed one day and then people might understand why someone felt the need to do the things he did
xx ♥ ♥ xx R.I.P. Raoul xx ♥ ♥ xx

Light a Candle
Light a candle for those we mourn.
Into a new life they will be born.
Do not look for them at the gravesite.
They are somewhere else radiating their beautiful light.
They have gone to a new world where there is no darkness, no pain.
Their light and essence will always remain.
Light a candle for those who have left this mortal place.
They are free to travel through time and space.
When we think of them, they are near.
When we sit in a beautiful garden. Their voices we hear.
When we listen to a divine symphony,
We close our eyes, their faces we see.
Light a candle for they have not really gone.
With each flickering flame, in your hearts they will always belong.

If you’re thinking of having your say, all comments on the page are subject to approval.

Please remember this is a tribute page for the friends and family of Raoul, although he did wrong in
his life they should still be able to grieve for their loss ALL ACTIVITY on this page requires
approval …. negative tributes will be blocked

Well, since ‘negative tributes’ will be blocked, I’ll turn to the Daily Mail for some.. ahem… balance.




Mr Moulding said in one instance Moat had shown officers where some stolen number plates were hidden.

Moat first became known to the police in 2000 when he was held for conspiracy to murder. He was freed without charge.

In 2005 he was charged over possessing a knuckle-duster and a samurai sword.

Despite admitting having an offensive weapon he walked away with an absolute discharge, a sentence usually reserved for defendants who get a tougher sentence at the same time for another crime.

Moat was also involved in minor scams such as driving away from petrol stations without paying for fuel.

A source who knew of Moat’s history said: ‘You would expect a man capable of shooting and killing to have a series of convictions. Moat was detained onmany occasions yet was barely touched by the courts. He had a charmed life.’

Another source close to the case said: ‘He was arrogant whenever court officials dealt with him. He thought he was above the law.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1293951/Gunman-Raoul-Moat-police-informant-years.html#ixzz0tT6CV2zy

So, back to the ‘tributes’:



Oh yeah – words are coming back to me now:


That should cover it.



19 thoughts on “Power of speech vanishing

  1. Seconded.

    The way the meejah has done a screeching handbrake turn from ‘OMG! Moat will kill everyone!’ to ‘Bastard cops tased a vulnerable man to death’ is astonishing…

  2. Incidentally, sickest thing yet was the story in the ‘Metro’ this morning that ppl had raided Moat’s garden and taken away ‘keepsakes’…


  3. Ye Gods.

    I look forward to the Facebook campaign to “Free Ian Huntley”. People shouldn’t judge until they’ve heard all the FACTS!!1!!! He was a gentle giant and the children loved him.

  4. ladimir says:
    July 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Ye Gods.

    I look forward to the Facebook campaign to “Free Ian Huntley”.

    Yup, he too was a gentle giant and he LOVED children!!

  5. ‘Gentle Giant’ is the giveaway phrase. It only seems to be used by those living in communities where violent intimidation is seen as the norm. It roughly translates as ‘He didn’t go around physically threatening people quite as much as you would expect from a man of his build. At least, not as often as most of the lads round here do.’

    Other code-phrases from grieving relatives include ‘ he was no angel’ and ‘knew how to look after himself.’ Both mean ‘habitual lawless thug.’

    When it comes to how the police should have dealt with Moat (with the desired outcome presumably being that Moat surrenders and nobody is hurt) even a member of the public could have thought of a few pertinent facts about him:

    He is a murderer, now seemingly quite unhinged.
    He has nothing to lose, nothing to look forward to, and gives every indication of wanting to kill himself (hint: he is holding gun to his own head).
    He is holding a sawn-off shotgun. It functions and he has cartridges for it.
    He shoots people.
    He says he particularly wants to kill police officers, and has already very nearly succeeded in doing so.

    To me, that all adds up to a really safe, uncomplicated situation for the police to deal with. What excuse could there possibly be for it not all going smoothly to plan? Provided that Moat is fully cooperative, of course.

  6. Please feel free to grieve for an inordinate amount of time and publicly show your grief for someone who you did not know and would more than likely step over you in the gutter.

  7. I can’t help but notice the similarity in the grasp of our mother tongue in those leaving ‘tributes’ to Moat, and the dozens who poured vitriol on you for your attack on the letterbox-pissing stabbing victim a few months back.

    But I suppose that just makes me a class-racist.

    • Uncanny isn’t it.

      I’ve been thinking about this class business & decided that it can’t be about class as I am irrevocably working class.

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