billofwrites commented on the blog post Liberal Calls for US to Arm Syrian Rebels Escalate After Israeli Strikes
anyone advocating for boots on the ground in syria should sign the fuck up or shut the fuck up.
thx for the link. very good information nicely aggregated. and i seriously, genuinely appreciate it.(no snark.) torture is illegal. torture is inhumane. but so is war. but that’s a very different question than: is it sometimes necessary? (i’m asking.) was WWII “necessary?” with a great many caveats acknowledged, i would argue it WAS necessary. i’m [...]
oy, stop with the nazi comparisons already. and i can only think torture persists because — spoiler alert: uncomfortable truth ahead — sometimes torure DOES work. of course, victims of torture will say anything to make the pain stop. but sometimes that probablty includes the truth — or fragments of it. i know of no [...]
billofwrites commented on the blog post Swartz Memorial Brings Bipartisan Support For “Aaron’s Law”
“Rise up, Revolt.”
will do. just gotta finish this facebook post first.
(“I hope you continue to read my posts. You really do post quite amusing comments.”)
be careful what you wish for.
and you’re right, kevin, sorry, i read your thoughtful piece on ZD30 neither carefully nor thoughtfully, but reacted only to reactions to it.
i’ll do better next time, and go right to the mother-piece first.
(“ps..I won’t be seeing this contemptible film. I already know the truth.”)
right-o. god forbid you should, y’know, actually look at the evidence and know what you’re talking about.
and i always find “fuck off, dimwit” so persuasive to any elegant argument. so, hey, ya teally convinced me there.
by the way, there is no “THE UNTOLD TRUTH” in trailers or ads for ZD30. the wording is “THE UNTOLD STORY.”
but as you can’t seem to understand the difference between “the truth” and “a story,” i understand your confusion.
why, if there hadn’t been all those violent videogames in the ’20′s and ’30′s, we’d never have had those murderous nazis.
while i was busy pissing up a multi-standed hemp product (as you suggested)a thought occured to me, john: you’re apparently the type of movie-goer/theatergoer/book reader who thinks “oedipus rex” is advocating for mother-fucking and father-killing.
by all means, let’s ban or censor all plays/movies/books that depict things or dramatize issues john doesn’t personally agree with.
negro, please…it’s a fuckin’ movie, and frankly, it’s sparked a lot of good discussion here, not including your philistinism and inability to distinguish fact from fiction. as a favor to you, i’ll pass your criticism on to sophocles. that guy could learn from your political correctness.
sorry, i just stumbled in from the reality-based community, and in the reality-based community, movies are not reality.
did i miss the part where “zero dark thirty” was labeled a documentary?
as for the option of taking bin laden alive, for what? were you planning on rehabilitating him and putting him back into society? (wait! THERE’S a movie!)
billofwrites commented on the blog post Reactions to the Death of Internet Activist Aaron Swartz
first, and most important, my genuine condolences to his family and friends. i hope aaron’s life — more than his death — stirs a lively and much-needed conversation about “information wants to be free.”
if you substitute “food” or “work” for “information,” it’s clear how debatable this proposition is.
but that discussion can’t begin with well-meaning but wrong-headed reactions like mary mccurnin’s: “We all owe it to Aaron to see that these people don’t get away with murdering him.”
murder? no. it was suicide. it was a choice NOT to fight. it was a sad and tragic choice, but — sadly and tragically — it was a choice.
thanks, brantl. if being “definitely, literally correct” makes me a yutz, well, you need not fear being called one.
(oy, who knew how many alte kacher trolls came to this meshuga site?)
wha…? what are you talking about?
taxes went up AUTOMATICALLY on january 1. with this “85% deal,” obama gave tax CUTS to very wealthy people. such a deal.
luv ya, tBogg, but this is the rare instance when you’re “misinformed.” (see under: the waters of Casablanca.)
The Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln
The Great Communicator: Ronald Reagan
The Great Capitulator: Barack Obama.
i shit down the throat of his mother.
christopher hitchens’ farewell salute to jerry falwell is apt here:
“if you gave breitbart an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox.”
for L&T Casey…
“Under The Skin” – Michel Faber