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Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 964
Posted By johnny karate
I'm curious to know what you see as the "battle"...

I'm curious to know what you see as the "battle" and the "war" here.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 102,111
Posted By johnny karate
This is a far more nuanced and reasonable...

This is a far more nuanced and reasonable position than what you previously expressed.

Thank you for clarifying.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th August 2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 102,111
Posted By johnny karate
Based on what specific criteria are you...

Based on what specific criteria are you determining that this cancelling is good, but others are not?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th August 2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 102,111
Posted By johnny karate
Just to be clear: Are you arguing that that all...

Just to be clear: Are you arguing that that all boycotts are ďmostly pointlessĒ and ďhave yet to show anything conclusiveĒ? Or are you only applying that to boycotts ďin the recent pastĒ?

You...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th August 2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 102,111
Posted By johnny karate
You're making an argument that boycotts are...

You're making an argument that boycotts are pointless and performative.

Pointing out that history doesn't agree with you isn't a "reverse Godwin", whatever that's supposed to be.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th August 2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 102,111
Posted By johnny karate
Exactly. Rosa Parks and her friends just needed...

Exactly. Rosa Parks and her friends just needed something to talk about at cocktail parties.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th August 2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 102,111
Posted By johnny karate
I'm not sure why we need to pigeon-hole this...

I'm not sure why we need to pigeon-hole this behavior as "social activism", other than to then denigrate it as somehow performative.

There are plenty of business that have policies with which I...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th August 2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 102,111
Posted By johnny karate
"Andy was wrong" and "Andy should die broke" are...

"Andy was wrong" and "Andy should die broke" are both perfectly valid expressions of free speech in a society that is supposed to value such a thing.

"Cancel culture" hand-wringers can never seem...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th July 2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,824
Posted By johnny karate
I disagree. Your objection has been...

I disagree.



Your objection has been noted. Disregarded and destined to be forgotten within 30 seconds, but noted.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th July 2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,824
Posted By johnny karate
What's being advanced is that a law that defines...

What's being advanced is that a law that defines rape as rape is unfair and unjust, coupled with an advocacy for adult men being allowed to have sex with underage girls.

Advocating for something...
Forum: USA Politics 17th July 2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
"Were their only moral principle" implies...

"Were their only moral principle" implies Republicans have moral principles at all.

Good one. I needed a laugh this morning.
Forum: USA Politics 17th July 2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
What a laughably clumsy misrepresentation. I...

What a laughably clumsy misrepresentation. I mean, I see what you're trying to do, but the execution is just so emabarrassingly terrible.

No one said or implied anything about the baby growing up...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th July 2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,824
Posted By johnny karate
Here's you, questioning the veracity of the story...

Here's you, questioning the veracity of the story of a 10 year-old girl who was raped (which is true), because "skepticism":



But now, the journalistic integrity of "People" magazine is...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th July 2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,824
Posted By johnny karate
Why would the magazine adjust their story because...

Why would the magazine adjust their story because she adjusted hers? They were supposedly reporting on what they were told. That wouldn't have changed, even if the source eventually recanted. Media...
Forum: USA Politics 16th July 2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
How it started: How it's going: ...

How it started:



How it's going:



From feigned indignation to shouting the quiet part through a bullhorn in less than a half hour.
Forum: USA Politics 16th July 2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
A chance at what? What Republican policies are...

A chance at what? What Republican policies are there that would help this theoretical baby, the life of which Republicans claim they value?

Please be specific.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th July 2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,824
Posted By johnny karate
Uh oh... bad day for the rape apologists. The...

Uh oh... bad day for the rape apologists. The rapist they've all rushed to defend isn't making a very good showing so far.

But in fairness, it might not be his fault. Maybe a 16 year-old girl...
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
We shouldn't use dehumanizing language to refer...

We shouldn't use dehumanizing language to refer to a fetus, but calling women "split-tails" is just good comedy.

- Person who actually expects to be taken seriously
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 35,008
Posted By johnny karate
I'll check this out right after I read "21 Things...

I'll check this out right after I read "21 Things that Totally Prove Bigfoot is Real" written by some guy who believes that Bigfoot is real.
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
If it helps you make peace with the fictional...

If it helps you make peace with the fictional scenario of woman 8 1/2 months pregnant getting an abortion for no good reason, pretend it's a Black guy being murdered by the police or a poor person...
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
Great, let us know when you have that information.

Great, let us know when you have that information.
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
There's nothing to condemn because, again, you've...

There's nothing to condemn because, again, you've manufactured a fictional scenario. If you want to pretend to be upset about things only occurring in your imagination, I can't help you with that,...
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
How does repeating the Republican belief that...

How does repeating the Republican belief that personhood begins at conception minimize the humanity of the fetus? It's literally a belief that grants the fetus humanity.
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
Nobody needs to tell you that, because it's not a...

Nobody needs to tell you that, because it's not a thing that's happening. You're manufacturing outrage over a phenomenon that is not occurring.
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
Personhood at conception is a mainstream...

Personhood at conception is a mainstream Republican belief, not an extreme example.
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
Give us an example in which a woman who is 8 1/2...

Give us an example in which a woman who is 8 1/2 months pregnant gets an abortion for a reason other than medical necessity, and we can provide you that information.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th July 2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,824
Posted By johnny karate
Objecting to the rape of a 16 year-old girl does...

Objecting to the rape of a 16 year-old girl does not require "putting her on a pedestal".
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th July 2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,824
Posted By johnny karate
Some adult men just really, really want to ****...

Some adult men just really, really want to **** underage girls and for some reason aren't ashamed of expressing that desire.
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
Allowing fetuses to kill pregnant women is...

Allowing fetuses to kill pregnant women is exactly what Republicans want:

Texas sues Biden admin for requiring abortions in medical emergencies...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th July 2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 102,111
Posted By johnny karate
It should also be noted that the tweet that was...

It should also be noted that the tweet that was linked is "Libs of TikTok", the notorious right wing Twitter account that marshals alt-right trolls to harass and threaten LGBT people and their...
Forum: USA Politics 14th July 2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
This is the exactly the point and none of it is...

This is the exactly the point and none of it is by accident.

Remember the Texas woman who was charged with murder after she had an abortion?

Republicans donít actually care what the law says...
Forum: USA Politics 14th July 2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
Yes, conservative are law and order all the way. ...

Yes, conservative are law and order all the way.

Unless, of course, it interferes with their desire to **** underage girls...
Forum: USA Politics 14th July 2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
Almost as wild as it is to see conservatives who...

Almost as wild as it is to see conservatives who openly admit they don't care if poor people die (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?p=13834942#post13834942) try to claim...
Forum: USA Politics 14th July 2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 35,008
Posted By johnny karate
Iamafalser has actually expressed concern about...

Iamafalser has actually expressed concern about attempted coups in the past (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12433226&highlight=coup#post12433226):



This comment,...
Forum: USA Politics 14th July 2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,165
Posted By johnny karate
Republicans parrot inane Fox News talking points...

Republicans parrot inane Fox News talking points about crime untethered from fact and truth.

Democrats live in reality.
Forum: USA Politics 14th July 2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
Donít be too hard on yourself. The right...

Donít be too hard on yourself.

The right wing propaganda ecosystem depends on uneducated and gullible shills to uncritically spread their lies.

Obviously, the base venality of conservative...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd July 2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 102,111
Posted By johnny karate
This kid wasnít shunned for a lifestyle choice....

This kid wasnít shunned for a lifestyle choice. He was shunned for victimizing and humiliating a young girl.

Itís so weird that ďcancel cultureĒ hand-wringers not only canít seem to grasp the...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd July 2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
The phony attempt at conveying empathy from...

The phony attempt at conveying empathy from someone who has demonstrated over and over again how little they value human life isnít remotely believable.

And of course this is the entire...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd July 2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
Someone on record calling murder victims scumbags...

Someone on record calling murder victims scumbags who earned their fate and not caring if poor people die due to lack of access to healthcare should probably spare the rest of us their hollow...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd July 2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
Conservatives certainly donít care about children...

Conservatives certainly donít care about children or value life. This is easily observable in pretty much every other policy position that they have.

Furthermore, they also have policy positions...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd July 2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 10,318
Posted By johnny karate
And for some reason, you expressed a preference...

And for some reason, you expressed a preference for the idiots who represent fascism.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd July 2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 10,318
Posted By johnny karate
I see that your preference for Nazis, however,...

I see that your preference for Nazis, however, stands.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd July 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 10,318
Posted By johnny karate
Just an absolutely amazing self-own. And the...

Just an absolutely amazing self-own. And the improper use of the apostrophe is icing on the cake.

Bookmarked for future use. Thanks, Warp12. :thumbsup:
Forum: USA Politics 3rd July 2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
Here’s you arguing it’s “crazy” that some states...

Here’s you arguing it’s “crazy” that some states allow abortions at any time for any reason without restriction (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?p=13805080#post13805080),...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd July 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,125
Posted By johnny karate
A clump of fetal tissue isn’t a human body...

A clump of fetal tissue isn’t a human body anymore than an acorn is a tree.

The reason for the “debate” is because anti-science religious zealots don’t understand that concept.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd July 2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 102,111
Posted By johnny karate
I generally donít think people should be saying...

I generally donít think people should be saying they want to hit other people with hammers, but if they donít actually do it, and saying they want to doesnít violate the law, Iím not sure how...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd July 2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 102,111
Posted By johnny karate
Feel free to shun that boy and encourage others...

Feel free to shun that boy and encourage others to do so if you are unsatisfied with the response to his behavior.



Compared to being criminally prosecuted for the potential crime that he...
Forum: USA Politics 2nd July 2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,428
Posted By johnny karate
Democrats donít invoke stateís rights, they...

Democrats donít invoke stateís rights, they invoke civil rights.

The right invokes stateís rights because they arenít interested in civil rights.

The stateís rights they invoke are nothing...
Forum: USA Politics 2nd July 2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,428
Posted By johnny karate
No, itís not. The current GOP is literally a...

No, itís not. The current GOP is literally a fascist organization. This isnít hyperbole nor does it require some debatable interpretation of their actions. They are openly behaving in an overtly...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st July 2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,941
Posted By johnny karate
You have previously gone on record saying that...

You have previously gone on record saying that forcing raped 11 year-olds to give birth would be acceptable (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?p=13756353#post13756353).
...
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