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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 01:16 AM
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42. I've noticed that too.
As soon as anyone makes a point, as cerebral as the point may be, they get attacked by some *ahem* person that takes your point OUT of context, turns it around (spins it, like a DJ), and attacks you for being guilty of EXACTLY what you are pointing out as the flaw in the parent poster.

I've seen it here at the DU a THOUSAND FUCKING TIMES. You aren't alone.

I, for one, understood your point CRYSTAL CLEAR. And may I add, I agreed with your point 100%. :thumbsup:

Not all of us here at the DU are dipshits.
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  -NYT/AP: "Seinfeld" Star Michael Richards' Racial Tirade Draws Castigation DeepModem Mom  Nov-20-06 06:08 PM   #0 
  - Well, considering he's a hack who always plays the same role...  Zhade   Nov-20-06 06:12 PM   #1 
  - He didn't act like it was a "horrible horrible mistake"  tularetom   Nov-20-06 06:14 PM   #2 
  - Ouch...  jgraz   Nov-20-06 06:15 PM   #3 
  - "Kramer" shouldn't HAVE to WORK?  Catchawave   Nov-20-06 06:58 PM   #4 
  - I think it was meant to be funny.  Placebo   Nov-20-06 07:04 PM   #5 
  - I agree.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-20-06 07:05 PM   #6 
  - lol  Placebo   Nov-20-06 07:21 PM   #9 
  - Bornaginhooligan, that was hilarious!  silverojo   Nov-21-06 12:19 AM   #38 
  - ya, allusions to lynchings are always good comedy  salin   Nov-20-06 09:12 PM   #21 
  - Put this in perspective....  silverojo   Nov-21-06 12:25 AM   #39 
     - Maybe Michael Richards is an undiagnosed sufferer of Turrets Syndrome...  file83   Nov-21-06 01:08 AM   #41 
     - He was downright scary!  True_Blue   Nov-21-06 01:50 PM   #49 
     - Correct!  colorado_ufo   Nov-21-06 03:59 PM   #58 
  - Just because you like someone doesn't mean they don't suck  PurityOfEssence   Nov-20-06 11:12 PM   #35 
  - I don't think it was meant to be funny at all, and  Zavulon   Nov-21-06 02:03 PM   #50 
  - He's screwed ...  jarab   Nov-20-06 07:07 PM   #7 
  - Apparently, Richards was inexperienced in stand-up comedy  brentspeak   Nov-20-06 07:13 PM   #8 
  - The fact that he turns to some of the most vitriolic racist spewage I've  Zynx   Nov-20-06 07:58 PM   #13 
  - Yep. Similar to Mel Gibson. n/t  JudyM   Nov-20-06 11:44 PM   #36 
  - He started in stand-up comedy in 1979 according to this:  Lars39   Nov-20-06 09:21 PM   #23 
     - Thanks for the correction.  brentspeak   Nov-20-06 10:36 PM   #33 
  - Even more than WHAT He Said...  phrenzy   Nov-20-06 07:24 PM   #10 
  - They didn't respond in a "relatively calm way"  brentspeak   Nov-20-06 07:38 PM   #11 
     - If someone starts hurling such racist garbage, they deserve whatever  Zynx   Nov-20-06 07:57 PM   #12 
     - So then I guess you feel the hecklers deserved to be called "ni&&er", in that case  brentspeak   Nov-20-06 08:15 PM   #14 
     - So I guess the movie "White Men Can't Jump" is racist?  Alexander   Nov-20-06 08:27 PM   #16 
     - No, it doesn't give him permission to escalate it  brentspeak   Nov-20-06 08:46 PM   #18 
        - A "racIAL" comment is not a "racIST" comment.  Alexander   Nov-20-06 09:21 PM   #24 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-20-06 09:54 PM   #28 
              - Apparently, you can't debate without insulting people.  Alexander   Nov-20-06 10:08 PM   #29 
                 - "Here's my stance, in case you didn't get it before...."  brentspeak   Nov-20-06 10:34 PM   #32 
                    - I made 3 posts about this topic, and you accuse me of having multiple accounts?  Alexander   Nov-20-06 10:51 PM   #34 
     - And that's the context, isn't it? Without which everyone is freaking out.  sfexpat2000   Nov-20-06 09:11 PM   #20 
     - Thank you. Some sanity.  brentspeak   Nov-20-06 09:35 PM   #27 
     - No one in my husband's audience knows who he is  sfexpat2000   Nov-20-06 10:18 PM   #30 
     - I've noticed that too.  file83   Nov-21-06 01:16 AM   #42 
     - funny thing is, if you rewrite Richards' rant to refer to Jews instead..  NorthernSpy   Nov-21-06 04:45 PM   #60 
        - You say I'm being disingenuous  brentspeak   Nov-21-06 06:48 PM   #65 
           - wow... disingenuousness AND equivocation!  NorthernSpy   Nov-21-06 11:27 PM   #68 
     - We have a crystal clear idea of if he is racist or not.  regularguy   Nov-21-06 11:55 AM   #48 
     - Not ambiguity, stage life. Stage life is not real life.  sfexpat2000   Nov-21-06 06:56 PM   #66 
     - someone tells him he's not funny, so he thinks they deserve to be lynched...  NorthernSpy   Nov-21-06 03:29 PM   #53 
        - No, you don't know this guy from his rant at a heckler to whom  sfexpat2000   Nov-21-06 06:58 PM   #67 
           - oh, of course not. Now, if he had argued for enforcing our immigration laws...  NorthernSpy   Nov-21-06 11:43 PM   #69 
              - The heckler opened the can of worms, Richard took it nuclear.  sfexpat2000   Nov-22-06 01:15 AM   #71 
     - Hecklers are stupid, performers are held to higher standards.  Zynx   Nov-21-06 02:43 AM   #45 
     - No I think you would get dead. n/t  humbled_opinion   Nov-21-06 05:01 PM   #62 
     - After being called n*gger a few times  silverojo   Nov-21-06 12:30 AM   #40 
     - someone called him a cracker AFTER he started spewing about lynching...  NorthernSpy   Nov-21-06 03:36 PM   #54 
  - Keith Olbermann showed a clip of the tirade  IndianaGreen   Nov-20-06 08:17 PM   #15 
  - I saw it on there too  Raine   Nov-20-06 08:34 PM   #17 
     - I'm with you.  bkcc   Nov-21-06 03:38 PM   #55 
  - I don't feel bad for hecklers...  Umbram   Nov-20-06 08:59 PM   #19 
  - having performed for over 10 years on the streets in NYC  habitual   Nov-20-06 09:18 PM   #22 
  - Productive and a lot more class!  CabalPowered   Nov-20-06 09:32 PM   #26 
  - The hecklers deserved to be told off  Raine   Nov-21-06 02:12 AM   #43 
  - From what I've heard from other comedians, hecklers go with the territory.  Judi Lynn   Nov-21-06 02:33 AM   #44 
  - I hope Richards is heckled mightily from now on...  NorthernSpy   Nov-21-06 03:48 PM   #57 
  - Micheal deserves what he gets  Ethelk2044   Nov-20-06 09:24 PM   #25 
  - According to something a man who was there said on CNN, the racial  Judi Lynn   Nov-20-06 10:19 PM   #31 
  - Mostly it just wasn't funny. Otherwise, all would be forgiven...  Nevernose   Nov-21-06 12:09 AM   #37 
  - Hecklers are jerks, but Richards was positively unhinged  Azathoth   Nov-21-06 04:13 AM   #46 
  - Richards' defense: he was enraged.  robcon   Nov-21-06 11:11 AM   #47 
  - How come Ann Coulter never has to apologize?  kskiska   Nov-21-06 02:10 PM   #51 
  - That's because the Right-Wing Barbie Slut Army  dogfacedboy   Nov-21-06 02:39 PM   #52 
  - Did anyone see the apology?  bkcc   Nov-21-06 03:45 PM   #56 
  - Mr. kt and I were thinking the same thing.  Kerrytravelers   Nov-21-06 04:29 PM   #59 
     - oh, I'm sure a LOT of people who've had to deal with him couldn't be more thrilled...  NorthernSpy   Nov-21-06 04:50 PM   #61 
     - I'm sure Seinfeld and Larry David are super pissed.  bkcc   Nov-21-06 05:59 PM   #64 
  - I never saw footage of the tirade. Just reading it is bad enough.  President Kerry   Nov-21-06 05:12 PM   #63 
  - Closet racists are legion, IMO  robcon   Nov-22-06 01:01 AM   #70 
  - Trent Lott gives Richards a pep talk  mcg   Nov-29-06 02:19 PM   #72 
     - This is EXACTLY the point Jesse Jackson  Karenina   Nov-29-06 05:18 PM   #73 
        - Yes, there worse hate speech going on than Richard's outbusts,  mcg   Nov-29-06 09:17 PM   #74 
 

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