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  1. Profile photo of Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    Scott Pelley has left CBS news, but I don’t expect they’ll replace him with anyone from The Weekly Standard.

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    • June 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm
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    Rebel media isn’t an alt-right website.

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    • June 19, 2017 at 3:03 pm
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    A couple of things:

    1. Rebel Media isnt alt-right, its Canadian. There are a lot of good people there. Lauren Southern, Ezra Levant and Brian Lilly for examples. Mostly the refugees from the death of the Sun Media News channel in Canada.
    2. Scott Pelley is kinda gone, but it doesnt matter, he’ll be replaced by someone almost like him. Media reform will only come about with new ownership who would want to actually make money, and clean house – get rid of everyone.
    3. I dislike the Beatles as much as anyone – their worst songs like “Imagine” are the problem. Which destroyed western civilization. Perhaps its a better example of what you’re aiming for. “Hard Days Night” is about me. (not specifically but generally) and I take the song to be about a married man working shift work (or working a second night job) to support his girl. You know a normal guy.
    4. While I dislike the tactics of the left. I think its totally fair to do unto others as they have done. Would that play have been permitted if it where about a democrat? Not just Obama – but anyone – Gov Cuomo perhaps? They should be held to account to the same standards they hold republicans.
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    • June 19, 2017 at 4:54 pm
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    A little perspective on “Hard Day’s Night”: assuming the documentary I saw is accurate, the song was literally written overnight. The producer of the film asked for a song once the movie title was finally determined, and supposedly John Lennon handed him lyrics the next day. If that’s true, we’ve all probably put more thought into the song than the Beatles ever did. 😉

    That said, I get your point and somewhat agree, though I think there’s always been “high art” and then “folk art” or some more “common man” strata of art. And constant evolution and devolution of genres over time.

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    • June 20, 2017 at 6:19 am
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):>>“Hard Days Night” is about me. (not specifically but generally) and I take the song to be about a married man working shift work (or working a second night job) to support his girl. You know a normal guy<<<

    Me too, a lot like Wichita Lineman in that regard – but I’ll say up front that I’m notorious for missing the subtext!

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    • June 20, 2017 at 6:22 am
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    While I dislike the tactics of the left. I think its totally fair to do unto others as they have done… They should be held to account to the same standards they hold republicans.

    Are you sure about this? The idea is not “do unto others as they have done,” but “do unto others as you would have them do.” Very different. The problem with holding the left to their own standards is that, then, those are the only standards there are. Who fights for what’s right, if we’re all fighting to do wrong?

    Again, my objection is not that these right-wingers were fighting, it’s what they were fighting for.

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    • June 20, 2017 at 9:13 am
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    Andrew Klavan (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    While I dislike the tactics of the left. I think its totally fair to do unto others as they have done… They should be held to account to the same standards they hold republicans.

    Are you sure about this? The idea is not “do unto others as they have done,” but “do unto others as you would have them do.” Very different. The problem with holding the left to their own standards is that, then, those are the only standards there are. Who fights for what’s right, if we’re all fighting to do wrong?

    Again, my objection is not that these right-wingers were fighting, it’s what they were fighting for.

    You have the wrong frame. This is a prisoners dilemma, and not a conversation among friends. I think the fundamental issue is differing views on our relationship with the left.

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    • June 20, 2017 at 12:32 pm
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    Andrew Klavan (View Comment):

     

    Are you sure about this? The idea is not “do unto others as they have done,” but “do unto others as you would have them do.” Very different. The problem with holding the left to their own standards is that, then, those are the only standards there are. Who fights for what’s right, if we’re all fighting to do wrong?

    Again, my objection is not that these right-wingers were fighting, it’s what they were fighting for.

    Yes, Iam fairly sure of this. I dont want violence, and I would rather that people not be shouted down, but I think they should have protested this play – perhaps more politely as a picket, handing out pamphlets or something outside the theater… I understand your point of view – you’re on the other side of the theater’s curtain. You dont want a play shouted down, because you don’t want your play shouted down. I dont want your play shouted down either – but my point was that your play would not be permitted. The play took place in a public park, and thus had to have a permit from the city – would the city permit a counter-point play where a democrat is assassinated? Or a drunk driving democrat left a young woman to drown after fleeing an accident? I think not.

    If you turn the other cheek, all you do is give a fresh cheek for the bully to slap. Eventually even a saint runs out of cheeks. republicans should have run out of cheeks years ago, I think republicans should figuratively slap back when they have been rhetorically slapped. I think they should get angry when an editorial from an “objective” former news media calls them names, and spews hate at them… Slapping back at them – calling them out for what they have done – is only fair.

    You have spoken a few times about the show “Billions” I love the show as well. One thing I always thought was funny, is that they show all these corrupt NY city and state machine politicians, but they never label them. Democrat.

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    Ok, never mind – I listened to the first few minutes of the next podcast, and realized you where right.


    I’ll just keep the post for the sake of honesty, Its what I thought until you convinced me not to.

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    • June 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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  9. Profile photo of kylez Member

    A Hard Day’s Night, seriously?!

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    • June 20, 2017 at 10:23 pm
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  10. Profile photo of kylez Member

    I dislike the Beatles as much as anyone – their worst songs like “Imagine” are the problem. Which destroyed western civilization.

    You must be aware that Imagine is not a Beatles song. My dad was just telling me the other day that Yoko Ono is being given a co-writing credit since John based it on one of her poems.

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    • June 20, 2017 at 10:36 pm
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    kylez (View Comment):
    I dislike the Beatles as much as anyone – their worst songs like “Imagine” are the problem. Which destroyed western civilization.

    You must be aware that Imagine is not a Beatles song. My dad was just telling me the other day that Yoko Ono is being given a co-writing credit since John based it on one of her poems.

    No, I was not aware of that, I dont particularly care. If you hear it on the radio, is there anyone else who’s performing it? I’ve only ever heard the 1 version. And Yoko Ono? that only re-enforces my opinion of the song.

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    • June 21, 2017 at 6:16 am
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    kylez (View Comment):
    I dislike the Beatles as much as anyone – their worst songs like “Imagine” are the problem. Which destroyed western civilization.

    You must be aware that Imagine is not a Beatles song. My dad was just telling me the other day that Yoko Ono is being given a co-writing credit since John based it on one of her poems.

    No, I was not aware of that, I dont particularly care. If you hear it on the radio, is there anyone else who’s performing it? I’ve only ever heard the 1 version. And Yoko Ono? that only re-enforces my opinion of the song.

    It’s performed by John Lennon, on an early solo album.

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    • June 21, 2017 at 11:21 am
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