ISF Logo   IS Forum
Forum Index Register Members List Events Mark Forums Read Help

Go Back   International Skeptics Forum » General Topics » USA Politics
 


Welcome to the International Skeptics Forum, where we discuss skepticism, critical thinking, the paranormal and science in a friendly but lively way. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest, which means you are missing out on discussing matters that are of interest to you. Please consider registering so you can gain full use of the forum features and interact with other Members. Registration is simple, fast and free! Click here to register today.
Tags donald trump , Trump supporters

Reply
Old 1st August 2019, 08:33 AM   #201
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 37,124
Originally Posted by Upchurch View Post
Are you sure about that? I wasn't necessarily talking about you.
Pretty sure.

It's not a big deal to me, though. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. I'd be more interested in seeing an example of someone who had serious concerns about Godwin's law, than about continuing to be right on this point.
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 08:36 AM   #202
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 37,124
Originally Posted by Upchurch View Post
I can, but I won't.
'k.
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 08:37 AM   #203
The Great Zaganza
Maledictorian
 
The Great Zaganza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 9,019
Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
This thread isn't about criticism of Trump. It's criticism of Trump supporters. Did you forget?
you didn't read my post.
The fact that Trump supporters accuse everyone else of being anti-american instead of just being anti-Trump is exactly the reason why it is so hard to treat them with civility.
The Great Zaganza is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 08:42 AM   #204
Allen773
Graduate Poster
 
Allen773's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cali Four Neea
Posts: 1,023
I’d like to see a direct defense of Trump’s comments here, not faux-neutral eye-rolling from the “anti-anti-Trump” crowd.

At least Foolmewunz is clear on where he stands. I can’t argue with someone who refuses to commit to anything other than chiding liberals.
Allen773 is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 08:57 AM   #205
Cain
Straussian
 
Cain's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 12,976
Originally Posted by Allen773 View Post
I’d like to see a direct defense of Trump’s comments here, not faux-neutral eye-rolling from the “anti-anti-Trump” crowd.

At least Foolmewunz is clear on where he stands. I can’t argue with someone who refuses to commit to anything other than chiding liberals.
Oh, shut up and go back to Africa.
__________________
April 13th, 2018:
Ranb: I can't think of anything useful you contributed to a thread in the last few years.
Cain is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 09:06 AM   #206
Pterodactyl
Graduate Poster
 
Pterodactyl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,168
Thumbs up

Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
There is a difference between hating the country and hating how the country is run - and no Trump supporter seems to be willing to make the distinction.
It is almost as if criticism of Trump is being equated with criticism of the nation ...
Indeed. This is a fair criticism of some ardent Trump supporters. One needn’t necessarily conflate this with racism if the critical person happens to be of minority descent or hails from another country.
Pterodactyl is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 09:08 AM   #207
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 37,124
Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
<snip>
Evil!
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 09:24 AM   #208
Ziggurat
Penultimate Amazing
 
Ziggurat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 43,870
Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
you didn't read my post.
The fact that Trump supporters accuse everyone else of being anti-american instead of just being anti-Trump is exactly the reason why it is so hard to treat them with civility.
I did read your post. The problem is that you don't actually understand the significance of your own words. It's funny, but you're really doing exactly what you're accusing your opponents of doing: stereotyping a large and diverse group in order to justify hating all of them.
__________________
"As long as it is admitted that the law may be diverted from its true purpose -- that it may violate property instead of protecting it -- then everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder. Political questions will always be prejudicial, dominant, and all-absorbing. There will be fighting at the door of the Legislative Palace, and the struggle within will be no less furious." - Bastiat, The Law
Ziggurat is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 09:28 AM   #209
sackett
Philosopher
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Detroit
Posts: 5,569
Wellsir, FMW, I’m afraid

that I have to differ with you about calling the Trumph crowd evil. That’s hyperbolic, IMO. Exasperating, disgusting, laughable, proudly ignorant, destructive – hell yes, all that and a lot more adjectives. But they lack the stature to achieve genuine evil. There’s no grandeur about them; opposing them doesn’t make you proud. The evil men abroad in the country right now are not the sorry Trumpist lot we see and hear, chanting their slogans and waving their stars, bars, and (sometimes) swastikas.

You and I feel much the same way when we contemplate the lumpen-trumpen: angry and revolted, and perhaps alarmed when we reflect on what they might be used for. But we need to keep our heads (yes, me as much as you) and recall that the poor wretches have no power, not even the power of numbers. The really sinister types, the wealthy, the ideologues wielding influence, will never, ever, share power with anyone – especially not with the poor.

One more thing we should keep in mind, I think: not every Trump fan is an absolute Trumpanzee, lost to all reason, incapable of reflection, beyond the reach of better feeling. They can wake from their ugly dream, and see its ugliness. God bless their dirty hearts, they’re still our fellow-citizens; underestimating the citizens of a democracy is always unwise.
__________________
Fill the seats of justice with good men; not so absolute in goodness as to forget what human frailty is. -- Thomas Jefferson

What region of the earth is not filled with our calamities? -- Virgil
sackett is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 09:34 AM   #210
WilliamSeger
Illuminator
 
WilliamSeger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,761
Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
Telling people who don't like the country that they should leave isn't racist, though.
That's NOT what Trump said in the tweet that triggered all this. That's just another ******** rewrite of what he actually said -- go back and read it. Like every other time he's said something racially offensive, the turd polishers are so happy to interpret what he "really" meant, but what he actually said was that the Squad shouldn't be telling "the people of the United States" how to run "our" government when their "countries of origin" are such horrible "infested" places, they should go back and fix those. He doesn't think we should take in any immigrants at all from ****-hole countries, so of course he doesn't think they should be allowed to participate in "our" government. It was a stunning display of ignorance and stupidity about three of the Squad, of course, and after his people informed him, he had to pretend that it was because they "hate America," not because of their ****-hole countries of origin. Some extremely stupid people will buy that, and some extremely disingenuous people will once again let Trump slide.
WilliamSeger is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 09:36 AM   #211
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 37,124
Originally Posted by Allen773 View Post
I’d like to see a direct defense of Trump’s comments here, not faux-neutral eye-rolling from the “anti-anti-Trump” crowd.
There were direct defenses in the thread where those comments were actually discussed.

This thread is about dismissing all of that as "evil".

Which, for some reason, FMW seems to believe is a breakthrough in political discourse.
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 09:47 AM   #212
Ziggurat
Penultimate Amazing
 
Ziggurat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 43,870
Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
There were direct defenses in the thread where those comments were actually discussed.

This thread is about dismissing all of that as "evil".

Which, for some reason, FMW seems to believe is a breakthrough in political discourse.
I have to disagree on that last point. I think the entire purpose of such a thread is to signal membership in good standing with one's tribe. Not only is this discourse not novel, but that lack of novelty is part of the very purpose.
__________________
"As long as it is admitted that the law may be diverted from its true purpose -- that it may violate property instead of protecting it -- then everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder. Political questions will always be prejudicial, dominant, and all-absorbing. There will be fighting at the door of the Legislative Palace, and the struggle within will be no less furious." - Bastiat, The Law
Ziggurat is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 09:58 AM   #213
The Great Zaganza
Maledictorian
 
The Great Zaganza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 9,019
Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
I did read your post. The problem is that you don't actually understand the significance of your own words. It's funny, but you're really doing exactly what you're accusing your opponents of doing: stereotyping a large and diverse group in order to justify hating all of them.
I don't think so.
First of all, I only hate Trump and his direct enablers. With Trump supporters, I am merely exasperated. The fact that you and others portray criticism of Trump supporters as hate is stereotyping, and plainly wrong.

I haven't met a Trump supporter who isn't either authoritarian (i.e. no criticism of the Commander in Chief allowed) or isn't engaged in Special Pleading ( you can't judge Trump by the historical rules of correctness).
They might all be diverse, but I can despise the behavior they all have in common - that doesn't mean I despise them as individuals or as a group.
So stop stereotyping me, please.
The Great Zaganza is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 10:01 AM   #214
Ziggurat
Penultimate Amazing
 
Ziggurat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 43,870
Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
I don't think so.
First of all, I only hate Trump and his direct enablers. With Trump supporters, I am merely exasperated. The fact that you and others portray criticism of Trump supporters as hate is stereotyping, and plainly wrong.
You weren't talking about criticizing Trump supporters. You were talking about treating them uncivilly, and justifying doing so.

Quote:
So stop stereotyping me, please.
Nothing I've said about you has anything to do with any group characteristics. It's only been about you as an individual. You can try to argue I'm wrong, but it's laughable on its face that I'm the one stereotyping.
__________________
"As long as it is admitted that the law may be diverted from its true purpose -- that it may violate property instead of protecting it -- then everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder. Political questions will always be prejudicial, dominant, and all-absorbing. There will be fighting at the door of the Legislative Palace, and the struggle within will be no less furious." - Bastiat, The Law

Last edited by Ziggurat; 1st August 2019 at 10:03 AM.
Ziggurat is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 10:02 AM   #215
Upchurch
Papa Funkosophy
 
Upchurch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 31,648
Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
I have to disagree on that last point. I think the entire purpose of such a thread is to signal membership in good standing with one's tribe. Not only is this discourse not novel, but that lack of novelty is part of the very purpose.
Well, that's a vast over-simplification with, perhaps, a touch of projection. It ignores the central premise that Trump is even less of an unknown quantity than he was in 2016. There cannot reasonably be any feigning ignorance of what Trump is doing. Although, I would argue that one could be in a state of being profoundly misinformed.
__________________
"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." -- Sherlock Holmes.
"It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." -- Mark Twain, maybe.
Upchurch is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 10:04 AM   #216
Ziggurat
Penultimate Amazing
 
Ziggurat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 43,870
Originally Posted by Upchurch View Post
Well, that's a vast over-simplification with, perhaps, a touch of projection.
That's an ironic complaint, given this entire thread.
__________________
"As long as it is admitted that the law may be diverted from its true purpose -- that it may violate property instead of protecting it -- then everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder. Political questions will always be prejudicial, dominant, and all-absorbing. There will be fighting at the door of the Legislative Palace, and the struggle within will be no less furious." - Bastiat, The Law
Ziggurat is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 10:06 AM   #217
The Great Zaganza
Maledictorian
 
The Great Zaganza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 9,019
Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
You weren't talking about criticizing Trump supporters. You were talking about treating them uncivilly, and justifying doing so.
treating someone without civility (especially when they treat you that way first) isn't the same as hating them.

I hope you will acknowledge that.
The Great Zaganza is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 10:10 AM   #218
Ziggurat
Penultimate Amazing
 
Ziggurat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 43,870
Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
treating someone without civility (especially when they treat you that way first) isn't the same as hating them.

I hope you will acknowledge that.
It's not the same thing as criticizing them either, is it?
__________________
"As long as it is admitted that the law may be diverted from its true purpose -- that it may violate property instead of protecting it -- then everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder. Political questions will always be prejudicial, dominant, and all-absorbing. There will be fighting at the door of the Legislative Palace, and the struggle within will be no less furious." - Bastiat, The Law
Ziggurat is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 10:11 AM   #219
ponderingturtle
Orthogonal Vector
 
ponderingturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 47,390
Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
treating someone without civility (especially when they treat you that way first) isn't the same as hating them.

I hope you will acknowledge that.
But pointing out Trumps racism is exactly what you can't do. That makes them racists or comfortable around racists and that is worse than saying you hate them, as it is calling their morals into question. That is why nothing he can do can possibly be called racist.
__________________
Sufficiently advanced Woo is indistinguishable from Parody
"There shall be no *poofing* in science" Paul C. Anagnostopoulos
Force ***** on reasons back" Ben Franklin
ponderingturtle is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 10:14 AM   #220
The Great Zaganza
Maledictorian
 
The Great Zaganza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 9,019
Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
It's not the same thing as criticizing them either, is it?
No.
Since I made it clear what I criticize. And when in return I am called a hater or in effect crazy, I do happen to react less than civil.
But I don't tell Trump supporters to leave the country when it is obvious that they hate a majority of the population because they don't agree with them.
The Great Zaganza is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 10:23 AM   #221
Upchurch
Papa Funkosophy
 
Upchurch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 31,648
Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
'k.
Well, that's just sad. Not even going to pretend at critical thinking?
__________________
"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." -- Sherlock Holmes.
"It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." -- Mark Twain, maybe.
Upchurch is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 10:24 AM   #222
Ziggurat
Penultimate Amazing
 
Ziggurat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 43,870
Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
No.
Since I made it clear what I criticize.
The issue isn't what you were criticizing. It's that you were justifying doing something other than criticism. And you can't defend that on the basis that criticism is acceptable.
__________________
"As long as it is admitted that the law may be diverted from its true purpose -- that it may violate property instead of protecting it -- then everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder. Political questions will always be prejudicial, dominant, and all-absorbing. There will be fighting at the door of the Legislative Palace, and the struggle within will be no less furious." - Bastiat, The Law
Ziggurat is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 10:28 AM   #223
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 37,124
Originally Posted by Upchurch View Post
Well, that's just sad. Not even going to pretend at critical thinking?
Evil! Remember?
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 10:32 AM   #224
Upchurch
Papa Funkosophy
 
Upchurch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 31,648
Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
Evil! Remember?
Cherry picking, too. Guess it beats having to self-reflect.
__________________
"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." -- Sherlock Holmes.
"It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." -- Mark Twain, maybe.
Upchurch is online now   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 10:35 AM   #225
The Great Zaganza
Maledictorian
 
The Great Zaganza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 9,019
Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
The issue isn't what you were criticizing. It's that you were justifying doing something other than criticism. And you can't defend that on the basis that criticism is acceptable.
again, I did that - on the basis of Reciprocity.
The Great Zaganza is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 10:36 AM   #226
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 37,124
Originally Posted by Upchurch View Post
Cherry picking, too. Guess it beats having to self-reflect.
My reflection comes back EVIL.
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 10:54 AM   #227
TragicMonkey
Poisoned Waffles
 
TragicMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Monkey
Posts: 50,675
I can't dig out the quotation right now but Will Cuppy once wrote that hating people makes no sense because they don't care a bit, they're too mean to care.
__________________
You added nothing to that conversation, Barbara.
TragicMonkey is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 11:05 AM   #228
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 37,124
Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
I can't dig out the quotation right now but Will Cuppy once wrote that hating people makes no sense because they don't care a bit, they're too mean to care.
Too evil to care, probably.
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 11:08 AM   #229
TragicMonkey
Poisoned Waffles
 
TragicMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Monkey
Posts: 50,675
Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
Too evil to care, probably.
What people call evil is really just selfishness, most of the time.
__________________
You added nothing to that conversation, Barbara.
TragicMonkey is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 11:10 AM   #230
Allen773
Graduate Poster
 
Allen773's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cali Four Neea
Posts: 1,023
Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
There were direct defenses in the thread where those comments were actually discussed.

This thread is about dismissing all of that as "evil".

Which, for some reason, FMW seems to believe is a breakthrough in political discourse.
So in other words, you have nothing.
Allen773 is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 11:19 AM   #231
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 37,124
Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
What people call evil is really just selfishness, most of the time.
Whatevs. Tell it to FMW, if you think it's important.
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 11:20 AM   #232
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 37,124
Originally Posted by Allen773 View Post
So in other words, you have nothing.
I mean, I have EVIL. So there's that.
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 11:25 AM   #233
Allen773
Graduate Poster
 
Allen773's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cali Four Neea
Posts: 1,023
Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
I mean, I have EVIL. So there's that.
I wouldn’t call disingenuous trolling “evil”, necessarily.
Allen773 is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 11:27 AM   #234
TragicMonkey
Poisoned Waffles
 
TragicMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Monkey
Posts: 50,675
Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
Whatevs. Tell it to FMW, if you think it's important.
There's no need to be rude to me, I haven't called you evil or selfish. I do think you're a bit of a crabby bunny lately, though. I advise treating yourself to a nice dinner and binge-watching Netflix. Have you seen "Dark"? It's pretty good.
__________________
You added nothing to that conversation, Barbara.
TragicMonkey is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 11:34 AM   #235
Allen773
Graduate Poster
 
Allen773's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cali Four Neea
Posts: 1,023
Netflix and chill.

Wait a minute, wrong site. I thought this was Christian Mingle.
Allen773 is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 11:38 AM   #236
Ziggurat
Penultimate Amazing
 
Ziggurat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 43,870
Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
Have you seen "Dark"? It's pretty good.
I tried watching it a while ago. For some reason, the descriptive audio was the only thing I could get. Very distracting, couldn't keep watching. I might try again, though.

Have you seen American Vandal? That was great.
__________________
"As long as it is admitted that the law may be diverted from its true purpose -- that it may violate property instead of protecting it -- then everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder. Political questions will always be prejudicial, dominant, and all-absorbing. There will be fighting at the door of the Legislative Palace, and the struggle within will be no less furious." - Bastiat, The Law
Ziggurat is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 11:45 AM   #237
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 37,124
Originally Posted by Allen773 View Post
I wouldn’t call disingenuous trolling “evil”, necessarily.
Fair enough.
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 11:52 AM   #238
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 37,124
Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
There's no need to be rude to me, I haven't called you evil or selfish. I do think you're a bit of a crabby bunny lately, though. I advise treating yourself to a nice dinner and binge-watching Netflix. Have you seen "Dark"? It's pretty good.
Thanks for the feedback. I agree you are not being rude or calling me names here. Sorry for going (mildly) off on you.

My secret, Cap, is that I'm always a crabby bunny.

Mostly in this thread, though, I'm just taking the piss out of FMW's exciting announcement that it's time to start calling people "evil".
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 12:07 PM   #239
applecorped
Rotten to the Core
 
applecorped's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 19,624
there's always Super-evil!!!!
__________________
All You Need Is Love.
applecorped is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Old 1st August 2019, 12:36 PM   #240
theprestige
Penultimate Amazing
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 37,124
Originally Posted by applecorped View Post
there's always Super-evil!!!!
It'll be interesting to see where FMW goes from here, if he has to put up with another 4 years of Trump.
theprestige is offline   Quote this post in a PM   Nominate this post for this month's language award Copy a direct link to this post Reply With Quote Back to Top
Reply

International Skeptics Forum » General Topics » USA Politics

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:59 AM.
Powered by vBulletin. Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

This forum began as part of the James Randi Education Foundation (JREF). However, the forum now exists as
an independent entity with no affiliation with or endorsement by the JREF, including the section in reference to "JREF" topics.

Disclaimer: Messages posted in the Forum are solely the opinion of their authors.