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Mord

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Re: Monsters fading from collective memory
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2019, 11:09:15 PM »
Don't you recognize "Coffin Joe"?
Oh, I thought it was the Monopoly guy.

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Re: Monsters fading from collective memory
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2019, 01:04:21 PM »
I think you live in Canada, you guys have a decent leader.

Justin Trudeau is the least qualified and worst Prime Minister Canada has had in 125 years or more. He basically got elected to that position because his father was the still popular (among many) Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

Meanwhile Andrew Scheer, a candidate I suspect to hold fundamentalist family-value type political beliefs, came from well behind and nipped Maxime Bernier, the most free market candidate on of the mainstream parties has fielded in decades, in a thirteenth ballot victory to take the leadership of the rival Conservative Party in 2017. Oh groan....

As for Democracy being rule by majority...you're absolutely right. We had 3 million more people voting for the candidate that lost. Explain that.

You're asking me, a Canadian, to explain what your Founding Fathers were thinking at the time of the Thirteen Colonies' Declaration of Independence? Wasn't that drilled into you ad nauseam in grade school? (I rather suspect though that the smaller of the Thirteen Colonies were reluctant to agree to a system that would enable large majorities in two or three of the bigger States to carry an election.)

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Re: Monsters fading from collective memory
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2019, 01:06:22 PM »
Don't you recognize "Coffin Joe"?

I like Coffin Joe! He be my favourite.

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Re: Monsters fading from collective memory
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2019, 01:17:51 PM »
I am shocked that you gave me the  top hat emogie. I am never talking to you again, ruffian. Don't even try to apologise, I'm not having any of it.
It is over between us. I thought I made that perfectly clear. You have hurt my fragile feelings with your acerbic wit, callous disregard for human emotion, and love of easy listening muzak. Goodbye, sir, may you never darken my towels again. Enjoy the tariffs.
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Re: Monsters fading from collective memory
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2019, 01:24:29 PM »
Absolutely! The people who have tried to demean the song are the same people that try to pull books out of schools and libraries. Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, etc. seem to piss them off as well.

When it comes to groups keen on censorship, your focus is far too narrow. The free press has many enemies, not just the fundamentalist "family values" crowd. Feminazis are usually keen to censor whatever they don't like. In fact they often form an unholy alliance with the family values crowd and together agitate to remove/eliminate "sexually explicit" material.

Moreover with respect to Mark Twain, it's his book Huckleberry Finn that draws the bulk of the flack. But the flack doesn't come from the family values crowd. It comes mainly from the politically correct hand wringers and professional agitators determined to eliminate any material that might ostensibly "offend" their favoured group of the month. This is the same crowd that has no interest in sporting events but demands (on behalf of others) that the Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Redskins and Edmonton Eskimos (though not the Pittsburgh Pirates or Winnipeg Blue Bombers) change their "demeaning" names and logos.

But on a worldwide basis it's the Marxists and now the Islamic theocracies who have been the biggest censors in the last century. The only reason we (you actually) overlook these groups is that they thankfully don't run our own governments.

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Re: Monsters fading from collective memory
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2019, 01:29:13 PM »
Enjoy the tariffs.

Tariffs? Huh?! What brought that on?

Why would I like tariffs? Tariffs are a tax that raises prices to the consumer. I'm a libertarian (as well as a prudent bottom-line oriented individual). I'm opposed to any and all tariffs.

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« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2019, 01:32:48 PM »
 I acknowledged that in another thread. In our country the pc police tried to ban "Baby it's Cold Outside". Many movies are being censored or shunned due to the same thing. Believe me, I want as much nudity and immorality in my entertainment as possible.

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« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2019, 01:33:53 PM »
You have hurt my fragile feelings with your acerbic wit, callous disregard for human emotion, and love of easy listening muzak.

I plead "Guilty!" to your first two charges but vigorously deny the third.

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« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2019, 01:36:42 PM »
I plead "Guilty!" to your first two charges but vigorously deny the third.

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Did you catch the Groucho Marx (The good Marx) reference?

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« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2019, 01:37:09 PM »
I acknowledged that in another thread. In our country the pc police tried to ban "Baby it's Cold Outside". Many movies are being censored or shunned due to the same thing.

Theirs is the classic fascist mentality.

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« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2019, 01:42:37 PM »
Theirs is the classic fascist mentality.

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Also, a President that calls the media "enemy of the people" and demeans or fires anyone who dare disagree with him. I think we've violated the "no politics" rule by now, so ta (unless you wanna talk music).

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Re: Monsters fading from collective memory
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2019, 01:42:57 PM »
Did you catch the Groucho Marx (The good Marx) reference?

Sorry I did not.

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I did however catch your earlier Hunter S. Thompson reference but I've yet to get around to discussing pickup trucks (grossly overpowered ideally), stock car racing, drag racing, street racing, and anti-social hot rod punks (all things I like to give you a preview).

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Re: Monsters fading from collective memory
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2019, 01:49:07 PM »
Also, a President that calls the media "enemy of the people" and demeans or fires anyone who dare disagree with him.

The latest buffoon you fellows elected (according to the rules) to that position is every bit as entitled to air his tonsils as were his predecessors. Just remember the words of Mark Twain:

"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

"No man's life, liberty or property are secure while Congress is in session."


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Re: Monsters fading from collective memory
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2019, 01:53:36 PM »
 Very true. We don't get many Lincolns, FDRs, or Washingtons anymore (not to mention Churchill)

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« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2019, 01:59:02 PM »
Btw, "never darken my towels again" was the Marx reference ( from "Duck Soup", I believe). The tariffs remark was a sarcastic allusion to our buffoon's Canadian tariffs when he first entered office. You guys aren't the enemy..