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  •  I gotta say something here (14+ / 0-)

    Look, I understand your gripe.  I don't necessarily share it with you but I get it.  However, can we criticize someone's choice of props, or material without declaring that he is now a "schmuck"?  He did something that you don't like, but does that mean that now he's a reprehensible person?  C'mon.  I see this sort of extreme, black/white thinking a lot on this site (and in other online communities) and frankly it's immature and unproductive.  People do things I don't like or agree with all of the time.  That doesn't mean they're bad people.

    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi

    by Triscula on Tue May 07, 2013 at 02:26:45 PM PDT

    •  I know plenty of schmucks that aren't bad people. (1+ / 0-)
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      Leo Flinnwood

      Like Leo Flinnwood. He's a schmuck, and he's not a bad person.

      That's a joke. Okay?

      Peace, Love, and Prosperity.

      by Rich Lyles on Tue May 07, 2013 at 03:23:44 PM PDT

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      •  I Represent That Remark (1+ / 0-)
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        Rich Lyles

        Made me laugh.

        As a progressive here I have to realize that uou have to be careful to avoid the echo chamber aspect of spending too much time here. Agree with the general sentiment usually. So when issues like this come up every few months I am happy. There is a pattern here. I defend comedy practicioners when somehow their art has offended liberal sensibilities. So over the years here I defended Ben Stiller's use of the word retard in Tropic Thunder. Defended Adam Carolla's remarks about Occupy Wall Street. Defended Tracy Morgan. Just a comedy fan but I had to defend myself a few weeks ago after getting HRd for remarks I had made. So I am use to it. There is something funny about how you produced a shot that was just one second in a seven minute long bit though. It is a little bit like the fundamentalist preacher showing porn to his congregation to show how disgusting it is.

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