Comments: What Next?


I don't think I can say the same in my discussions with the respected gentleman.

; )

posted by Christina on July 29, 2005 07:03 PM

The idea of a Constitutional Amendment to outlaw flag-burning is despicable. It is freedom of expression, and it's just a damned piece of fabric. You can't burn the concept, the idea behind it. Having said that, it should be defensible to beat the freaking tar out of anyone you find doing it. That behavior should fall under the legal concept of "fighting words". Burn it. No problem. Now watch me beat your ass, fuckweed.

posted by Velociman on July 29, 2005 10:14 PM

What V-man said!

posted by Dash on July 29, 2005 11:52 PM

Um... the nice thing about freedom of speech is generally that angry folks on the other side don't beat you to a pulp afterwards.

The proper response to a flag-burner is to ignore them utterly. They want you to beat them to a pulp, so they can feel oppressed (trust me on this--you get to know the morons on your own side quite well). These guys are motivated by a deep desire for self-importance--they're out to prove that they're not just losers living in their parents' basements, they're fighters against oppression! Ignore them, and they'll be back in the basement in no time.

posted by The Polite Liberal on July 30, 2005 10:33 PM

I see the value in that, but, while I would never beat anyone to a bloody pulp over the making of a political statement, I do tend to identify more with Velociman's sentiment.

Sure, idiots should have the right to burn a flag. Meanwhile, I'll hold dear the right to call them braless tit-suckling handicaps on progression... (among other things).

Sure, irresponsible, self-absorbed idiots should have the right to first trimester abortion, but I have the right to tell them exactly what I think of their action.

Sure, bloggers can boast their right to free speech, saying whatever the hell they want on their pages, but like my gurl Kel says, I ain't gotta LIKE 'em when they get done spewing their nonsense.

Having said all of that, I do not attack you, my dear, dear Polite Liberal. You do, in fact, set a fine example for your team.

As does Jack. (His team being the fence-sitters... I mean moderates. :D)

posted by Key on July 30, 2005 10:52 PM

I'm going to eventually bring Jack over to the Dark Side. It's sweet here, dude. All the fine women are here. They want men who don't dither. You don't dither, do you, Jack? I didn't think so.

Burn the flag, trustafarians. I will cop to your legality in court. I will also beat your fucking ass if I catch you doing it. Don't dis me, or my country. I don't ask much. Just this one thing.

posted by Velociman on July 30, 2005 11:26 PM

Jack is an ass. I'll leave it at that.

posted by Acidman on August 1, 2005 08:31 PM

That's the funniest fucking comment I've seen during my entire four-month lurkage.

Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, say hello to pot...

posted by Queenie on August 2, 2005 07:40 PM

Queenie, gurrl... Where the helluvu been? Thanks for the comment. Of course, perhaps there was a subconscious anticipation.

(See last paragraph of post.)

posted by Key on August 3, 2005 12:20 AM

Is Queenie calling me an ass, or did I miss something?

posted by Jack on August 3, 2005 02:32 AM

Heh, I see where you're coming from, but I don't think she meant it THAT way...

posted by Key on August 3, 2005 11:11 AM

Jack - I was not calling you an ass. I was trying to highlight the hilarious irony of a previous commenter's statement ABOUT you being an ass, that's all.

Perhaps I should have said, "takes one to know one"? No, that doesn't work either. But I think you see my point...

posted by Queenie on August 3, 2005 02:47 PM

It might interest you to know that Jack's flag burning post was cross-posted at Pennywit ( by invitation, please note. Predictably, the response there was more vibrant than at Jack's site.

posted by Bat One on August 3, 2005 09:45 PM

Jack's not an ass, he's a fucking crybaby.

posted by gordon the magnificent on August 13, 2005 12:06 PM
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