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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 06:55 PM
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26. If this has caused them hand-wringing, they might want to engage in some self-reflection.
Edited on Wed Sep-30-09 06:55 PM by rvablue
Sounds like a lot of drumming up of drama.

And, my outrage hasn't been found after 30 years.

I stayed out of this Polanski thing for days after the arrest. I tend to come here to talk about stuff that affects and defines society at large -- like elected officials and policy.

What compelled me to finally -- and heartily weigh in (sans "rage," as you assume) is the very loud contingent of apologists on this board that have used every page in the book to argue against this arrest -- including the false premise that somehow this arrest of a child rapist who fled justice will somehow squash free speech or other civil liberties.

It's a bogus argument. No matter what labels you try to smack to those who call you on it or the way you spin it.

And as far as my involvment in film festivals or other cultural events, you have no idea what you are talking about. Don't assume, as well, you make an ass out of u and me!

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  -Roman the Rapist WriteDown  Sep-30-09 04:15 PM   #0 
  - This is the first I have heard about any of this. Do other people know about Polanski? nt  ZombieHorde   Sep-30-09 04:18 PM   #1 
  - I know. I can't believe that nobody has posted about this.  subcomhd   Sep-30-09 04:19 PM   #2 
  - Read more  question everything   Sep-30-09 06:51 PM   #24 
  - If he was "Father Polanski", we would ALL want him locked up with a 300lb cell-mate!  DailyGrind51   Sep-30-09 04:22 PM   #3 
  - Damn why am I just hearing about this?  sharp_stick   Sep-30-09 04:22 PM   #4 
  - Oh yes  question everything   Sep-30-09 06:51 PM   #25 
  - Uh, Mr. Connery. the category is "therapist."  subcomhd   Sep-30-09 04:24 PM   #5 
  - I disagree. Arresting people at such international cultural events is not a good thing at all.  Gwendolyn   Sep-30-09 04:36 PM   #6 
  - So art festivals should have a "sanctuary" policy  WriteDown   Sep-30-09 04:40 PM   #7 
  - No of course not.  Gwendolyn   Sep-30-09 04:57 PM   #8 
     - How do you know he was "living under their noses?"  rvablue   Sep-30-09 05:03 PM   #10 
     - See post 10. nt  WriteDown   Sep-30-09 05:04 PM   #12 
     - They got him when he got off the plane.  WriteDown   Sep-30-09 05:04 PM   #11 
        - I've seen that timeline.  Gwendolyn   Sep-30-09 05:51 PM   #18 
           - Its easy when other countries don't help....  WriteDown   Sep-30-09 05:59 PM   #19 
           - Sorry, I was unclear. I don't doubt the timeline.  Gwendolyn   Sep-30-09 06:18 PM   #20 
              - Why will it be tainted for years to come?  rvablue   Sep-30-09 06:21 PM   #22 
                 - I think it will have some effect on that festival, in that people will remember...  Gwendolyn   Sep-30-09 06:36 PM   #23 
                    - If this has caused them hand-wringing, they might want to engage in some self-reflection.  rvablue   Sep-30-09 06:55 PM   #26 
                    - Apparently you struggle with reading comprehension.  Gwendolyn   Sep-30-09 07:19 PM   #28 
                       - I give you an A+  rvablue   Sep-30-09 10:59 PM   #34 
                    - It should be a boom to the festival...  WriteDown   Sep-30-09 08:01 PM   #29 
                    - One would think that intuitively....  rvablue   Sep-30-09 11:01 PM   #35 
                    - Maybe, but so far it's looking more like this...  Gwendolyn   Sep-30-09 11:16 PM   #38 
                    - Maybe Polanski should have thought of that in the first place, because every time I hear his name --  Brickbat   Sep-30-09 10:33 PM   #32 
                    - he was barely on my radar. all i knew was guy that raped. didnt even know his movies.  seabeyond   Sep-30-09 10:38 PM   #33 
                    - Well, you just dropped my opinion of "people in the industry" by a lot.  Odin2005   Sep-30-09 11:11 PM   #37 
           - It was not a national priority, it was a state level action and a cold case  ProgressiveProfessor   Sep-30-09 10:25 PM   #31 
              - Oh I suppose there is definitely some level of incompetence at play.  Gwendolyn   Sep-30-09 11:22 PM   #40 
                 - Not so much incompetence, but lack of attention to a cold case  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-01-09 10:22 AM   #41 
  - Good god! Are you serious.  rvablue   Sep-30-09 05:01 PM   #9 
  - Yes, I am serious. Read my posts.  Gwendolyn   Sep-30-09 05:39 PM   #15 
  - "Neutral zones" -- WTF?!?!?  rvablue   Sep-30-09 06:19 PM   #21 
  - Wow, simply wow, your reasoning is ridiculous.  Odin2005   Sep-30-09 11:16 PM   #39 
  - of course she is. nt  seabeyond   Sep-30-09 05:45 PM   #17 
  - I want bush and cheney frog marched out of the olympics. the  roguevalley   Sep-30-09 05:05 PM   #13 
  - No, it's "Hello, criminal who's eluded justice for over 30 years"  CakeGrrl   Sep-30-09 05:07 PM   #14 
  - He wasn't at the event  tammywammy   Sep-30-09 07:02 PM   #27 
     - Oh please....  rvablue   Sep-30-09 11:02 PM   #36 
  - hoooo yah. assholes, all of em. nt  seabeyond   Sep-30-09 05:43 PM   #16 
  - Ironically it reminds me of catching old Nazi's  Generator   Sep-30-09 08:44 PM   #30 
 

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