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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 05:33 PM
Response to Reply #14
24. I'm not trying to be disingenuous. I just don't like it when people try to be so absolute.
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  -Most of these Polanski threads aren't really about the Polanski case. redqueen  Sep-30-09 04:45 PM   #0 
  - "the fucking constitution"  madmusic   Sep-30-09 04:50 PM   #1 
  - LOL... I don't...  redqueen   Sep-30-09 04:50 PM   #2 
     - That's funny  madmusic   Sep-30-09 04:55 PM   #4 
        - Yes, you conflated it in your OP...  redqueen   Sep-30-09 04:56 PM   #6 
           - The Constitution is just a goddamn piece of paper  madmusic   Sep-30-09 05:04 PM   #11 
              - Logic. Try it sometime. (nt)  redqueen   Sep-30-09 05:05 PM   #12 
  - I don't drive the Pulaski Skyway so I don't care about it.  Jersey Devil   Sep-30-09 04:52 PM   #3 
  - Tony Soprano is dead. He got shot in the restaurant.  madmusic   Sep-30-09 04:56 PM   #5 
  - Sexism is okay, racism is not. That's how it works in most venues, including DU. nt  Captain Hilts   Sep-30-09 04:57 PM   #7 
  - K&R! n/t  rvablue   Sep-30-09 04:57 PM   #8 
  - I started the original thread about his arrest  charlie   Sep-30-09 05:00 PM   #9 
  - Thank you.  redqueen   Sep-30-09 05:02 PM   #10 
  - Yep. I saw it and started a thread in which I listed every absurd defense I had seen on this  EmilyAnne   Sep-30-09 05:09 PM   #15 
     - That was a very revealing thread.  redqueen   Sep-30-09 05:16 PM   #18 
  - I would defend racists as possibly ignorant.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 05:07 PM   #13 
  - It's not, though.  redqueen   Sep-30-09 05:09 PM   #14 
  - I'm not trying to be disingenuous. I just don't like it when people try to be so absolute.  armyowalgreens   Sep-30-09 05:33 PM   #24 
     - Do you not see the point I'm trying to make in the OP? (nt)  redqueen   Sep-30-09 05:53 PM   #26 
  - Oh what utter bullshit you spew!  JuniperLea   Sep-30-09 05:14 PM   #16 
  - The rape culture is prevalent on both right and left.  geek tragedy   Sep-30-09 05:15 PM   #17 
  - Applebaum's husband is a Polish govt. offiicial who is trying to protect Polanski. nt  Captain Hilts   Sep-30-09 05:17 PM   #19 
  - her husband buys into rape culture too then  geek tragedy   Sep-30-09 05:18 PM   #20 
     - And the WP doesn't explain that anywhere. It should have been with her name. nt  Captain Hilts   Sep-30-09 05:19 PM   #21 
        - WaPo and ethics don't mix very well. nt  geek tragedy   Sep-30-09 05:23 PM   #23 
           - Yeah. That's why I cancelled my subscription, actually. nt  Captain Hilts   Sep-30-09 05:34 PM   #25 
  - I agree completely.  redqueen   Sep-30-09 05:20 PM   #22 
  - It's the DENIAL that sickens me most.  Odin2005   Oct-01-09 12:06 AM   #33 
  - +1000 - it's really disgusting but it fails to surprise me anymore  WildEyedLiberal   Sep-30-09 09:27 PM   #28 
  - We saw the same thing about two months ago  customerserviceguy   Sep-30-09 09:02 PM   #27 
  - Jackson was found not guilty and has always denied it.  LisaL   Sep-30-09 09:57 PM   #29 
  - Yes, MJ had a better lawyer  customerserviceguy   Sep-30-09 10:16 PM   #31 
     - Why don't you tell all of us what you know about Rittenband, OK?  Hepburn   Oct-01-09 01:44 PM   #39 
        - Can't say that I know squat about him  customerserviceguy   Oct-01-09 08:26 PM   #49 
  - Have you seen this thread?  redqueen   Oct-01-09 09:14 AM   #34 
     - I hadn't, but thanks  customerserviceguy   Oct-01-09 08:40 PM   #52 
  - I just want Polanski to face the consequences of his actions.  aikoaiko   Sep-30-09 10:06 PM   #30 
  - Here is what I see as a retired Calif attorney:  Hepburn   Oct-01-09 01:48 PM   #40 
     - Thank you. I could live with that spectrum of consequences.  aikoaiko   Oct-01-09 02:50 PM   #42 
  - Don't forget the people that said that it was OK to rape her because she wasn't a virgin  Odin2005   Oct-01-09 12:01 AM   #32 
  - Kicking this, cause apparently some still dont get it. (nt)  redqueen   Oct-01-09 12:17 PM   #35 
  - That is a understatement ~~  Hepburn   Oct-01-09 01:50 PM   #41 
  - racism doesn't even hold a candle. unless  mopinko   Oct-01-09 12:25 PM   #36 
  - There are degrees of severity... and Polanski's was heinous  JPZenger   Oct-01-09 12:32 PM   #37 
  - No man is above the law.  SidneyCarton   Oct-01-09 12:35 PM   #38 
  - Some of the arguments are about the nature of the American criminal justice system  depakid   Oct-01-09 02:58 PM   #43 
  - See EmilyAnne's thread for clarification.  redqueen   Oct-01-09 03:09 PM   #44 
  - Cases like this one conjure up visceral revulsion  depakid   Oct-01-09 04:13 PM   #45 
     - Which is exactly why I'm trying to separate the disgust from the case.  redqueen   Oct-01-09 04:28 PM   #46 
        - Linkage?  depakid   Oct-01-09 04:29 PM   #47 
        - Here ya go:  redqueen   Oct-01-09 04:32 PM   #48 
        - Hardly  Mixopterus   Oct-01-09 08:56 PM   #53 
  - Rape is pretty serious. nt  anonymous171   Oct-01-09 08:33 PM   #51 
  - "If people here were defending racism, no one would bat an eye at anyone who went after such comment  Yavin4   Oct-01-09 08:32 PM   #50 
  - You're right. They are about some Roman guy, middle aged, who drugged then fucked a 13yo in the  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-01-09 08:58 PM   #54 
 

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