Maggot Infested Hippies Crawled back to Spotify

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Charles Fout, Jul 11, 2022.

  1. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Active Member

  2. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    I have this urge to screenshot this topic to post every time you may decide to decry others' "lack of civility".
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  3. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Active Member

    I don't know what you are trying to say but, please screenshot or quote me as much as you please.
    My hope in this case was to share a moment of schadenfreude. ['schadenfreude' is a wonderful word I learned while listening to the Late Great Rush Limbaugh.] <3 <3 <3
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

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  5. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

    The man may have been a crack head, but he knew the most fundamental aspect of commerce and business… give people what they want… and if you build an echo chamber for that downward spiral of a dopamine fix… you can afford all the crack you want for your own fix… and he loved his drugs!
  6. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Active Member

  7. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Yes exactly! Truth be known, Rush Limbaugh is much closer to a maggot infested hippie than anyone alive.
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  8. LevelUP

    LevelUP Active Member

    Guilty by Association Fallacy
    This is the favorite tactic used to smear their opponents.

    Logical Reasoning
    Rush Limbaugh is a bad person
    Rush Limbaugh does drugs
    Therefore, all people that do drugs are bad people (Not "Great")

    Of course, people aren't to like that I call them out on this and challenge that I know what the phrase "Guilty by Association" means to try and put me on the defensive even though I covered this subject in depth in college courses.
  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Since no one here said Limbaugh was a bad person because he did drugs, it seems the logical fallacy here is straw man, not guilty by association.

    That said, while others can give their own reasons for disliking Limbaugh, in my opinion he was not great because he called for imprisoning people for using drugs, and doubly not great since he was a hypocrite for calling for that while doing the same himself.
  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Well said. And, as Steve permitted above, I'd like to give my own top reasons for disliking the late Mr. Limbaugh.

    (1) "Barack the Magic Negro"
    (2) The Sandra Fluke incident. A law student and activist, whom Rush called a "slut" and "prostitute" for advocating that contraception be insurance-covered.
    (3) The Michael J. Fox imitation.

    He was a hateful, scornful and verbally malicious man during his life. I'm not gonna like him, now he's dead. And people can do the same for me. If they don't like me now, there's no reason to do so later. Rush won't hear it and neither will I.
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  11. LevelUP

    LevelUP Active Member

    The statement of Rush Limbaugh being a bad person is an implied statement.

    Logical Reasoning
    Elon Musk supports QAnon
    Elon Musk voted for a Republican that supports QAnon
    Therefore, all people that vote for Republicans with connections to QAnon support QAnon
    (This came from a Twitter employee. "He literally just voted for a QAnon promoter in TX")

    This is an example of an implied statement designed to smear Elon's character.

    It's an insidious way of doing a personal attack without directly saying it.
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Steve's statement was nothing of the kind. Try reading for comprehension next time.

    Neither Steve (or anyone else) said OR IMPLIED that Limbaugh was bad because he took drugs.
    Steve said Limbaugh was a HYPOCRITE - because he advocated jail for drug-users, while he was one himself. (And I agree.) There's no shortage of reasons why people think Limbaugh was a bad man. Nobody has to imply anything. The truth stands on its own - perfectly.

    Go ahead - apply for that job at Breitbart. You may be the lucky one.
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  13. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    A good example of what logical somersaults looks like in order obscure a flat out fallacy.
  14. LevelUP

    LevelUP Active Member

    The OP, Charles Fout, said he liked Rush Limbaugh, so what? Why does everyone feel it's necessary to attack Rush Limbaugh when this thread has nothing to do with Rush Limbaugh?

    All Charles Fout said was he learned a "word" from Rush Limbaugh. He wasn't listing out all the reasons why everyone should like Rush Limbaugh.

    Be like me in the thread saying this "word" reminded me of a song from one of my favorite music singers Micheal Jackson. Then I get everyone in the thread trying to tell me why Micheal Jackson is a bad person. You not going to change my mind, so is your goal to antagonize me?
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  15. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Mr. Fout referred to Rush as the "Late Great Rush Limbaugh." Not all members thought of Mr. Limbaugh as "great." So they posted. As for my goal, no. I've recently decided my goal is not even to notice you're here. Most of your posts here are so egregious that you make that difficult - so I'll have to use the "ignore feature." Click - done. I note you don't write the same abrasive stuff on the other forum. I wondered why DI is singled out for this attention? Possibly because it won't fly over there?

    I guess I'll never know. Nor do I care, now.
  16. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Active Member

    Actually you can thank Spike Lee for the term 'MagiMagical Negro'
    Limbaugh detested it. He produced a satire song sung by someone impersonating the Reverend Al Sharpton. It's hilarious. As for Sandra Fluke. I haven't read anything of her since the controversy. She has an extensive write-up on Wikipedia. I wish her well. I wish her well.
  17. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    And yet strangely no observation on whether a subject line like "Maggot Infested Hippies Crawled back to Spotify" is meant to antagonize.

    Charles wanted to be provocative and he got his wish.
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  18. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Active Member

    Thank you. Here's the fun story of Rush and Chrissy Hynde. We can love each other and still be in complete philosophical disagreement.
  19. LevelUP

    LevelUP Active Member

    Ut oh. They don't know their history, do they? Lol

    Remember when Samuel L. Jackson on Twitter recently called Clarence Thompson "Uncle Clarence," implying he was an Uncle Tom which was meant to be an insult? (Uncle Tom is a compliment)

    So do we have to teach them where the term Uncle Tom comes from? Apparently, Samuel L. Jackson and a bunch of other famous people didn't learn this lesson correctly.

    If you want to hear some drama about your forum members, I could tell you a little story about how the term "jack of all trades" was used as an insult against someone. Then later, they were taught their history. Trust me, you don't know the full story.

    How far down the rabbit hole do you want to go?

    I got a meme coming, get ready for it.
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  20. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    The Late, Great Oblate Monger of Hate.
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