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Mon Nov 4, 2013, 11:26 AM

Rand Paul says he wants to kill journalists.

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/rand-paul-says-he-wants-to-kill-journalists/


You can hide with pretty words like "dueling", or pretend he was joking: but let's call a spade a spade, OK?

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Reply Rand Paul says he wants to kill journalists. (Original post)
riqster Nov 2013 OP
Blue Owl Nov 2013 #1
coldbeer Nov 2013 #24
Drale Nov 2013 #2
jsr Nov 2013 #3
onehandle Nov 2013 #4
KatyMan Nov 2013 #9
11 Bravo Nov 2013 #5
Thinkingabout Nov 2013 #6
Blanks Nov 2013 #7
Thinkingabout Nov 2013 #18
CoffeeCat Nov 2013 #8
hughee99 Nov 2013 #10
JEB Nov 2013 #28
hughee99 Nov 2013 #32
Ganja Ninja Nov 2013 #11
lastlib Nov 2013 #14
cali Nov 2013 #12
Pretzel_Warrior Nov 2013 #29
DLnyc Nov 2013 #13
riqster Nov 2013 #19
DLnyc Nov 2013 #22
onenote Nov 2013 #30
riqster Nov 2013 #33
onenote Nov 2013 #35
DLnyc Nov 2013 #38
cali Nov 2013 #34
Coyotl Nov 2013 #15
cali Nov 2013 #16
onenote Nov 2013 #31
Blue_Tires Nov 2013 #17
spanone Nov 2013 #20
Lizzie Poppet Nov 2013 #40
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2013 #21
bluestate10 Nov 2013 #37
RayStar Nov 2013 #23
Name removed Nov 2013 #25
Tanuki Nov 2013 #26
BillyRibs Nov 2013 #27
bluestate10 Nov 2013 #36
Lizzie Poppet Nov 2013 #41
gopiscrap Nov 2013 #39

Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 11:31 AM

1. Because debates are so uncivilized

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 01:36 PM

24. The Fountainhead

This is a Ayn Rand movie.

Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal. It is about Paul Ryan and his killing the
poor people. This movie is from 1949! Ayn Rand wrote the book.
It is about an Architect (Gary Cooper) who says my way or no way. When
they built against his rules he he dynamited (blew up) the project and went
to court. Paul Ryan has watched this movie! He thinks he's Gary Cooper.
Cooper was just an actor.
This is 2013 and Paul Ryan is trying to be Gary Cooper. This movie sucks
John Wayne would never have played that role. I am not kiddding, the movie
has a moxie. Barbara Stanwych presented Mayer of MGM fame the
script in 1941 and she expected the role played by Patricia Neal. 7 years later
Stanwych is pissed.
This is a terrible movie cued on happenstance, just like the tea party,
always playing the what-if scenario.
You want to expose Paul Ryan just watch "The Fountainhead"

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 11:33 AM

2. I disagree, I think he wants to kill

women who speak their mind. He love journalist who make him look good.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 11:34 AM

3. Yep.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 11:36 AM

4. Just like most Libertarians, he has the mentality and temperament of a child. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 12:17 PM

9. Agree with this.

Not just libertarians, but conservatives in general aren't much more than teenagers intellectually. Me Me Me Mine Mine Mine Gimme
Gimme Gimme....

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 11:40 AM

5. Paul strikes me as an alligator mouth with a hummingbird ass.

He might, however, wish to hire someone else to dispatch journalists with whom he disagrees.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 11:54 AM

6. A fine example of the "chosen one" some wants to run for president. He should have remained

Silent or maybe it wasn't any written or stated material for him to use in his defense.
Don't expect him to have original thoughts, wonder how he wrote when he was in college.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 12:13 PM

7. He probably stole the idea to duel with them. eom

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Response to Blanks (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 01:05 PM

18. Did not think of that, probably could find this line somewhere, ha, thanks for the laugh.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 12:16 PM

8. We don't even have any functioning journalists anymore...

...so what in Rand Paul whining about?

If Rand Paul can't handle the corporate-owned reporters who don't challenge anything or investigate anything--then he really is a wimp on steroids.

What an idiot.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 12:20 PM

10. Perhaps he's expressing his desire to be killed BY journalists?

I don't see why it's assumed that Paul would win.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 01:54 PM

28. My money would be on Racael Maddow if it ever actually

 

came to a duel. She obviously has a much cooler head under fire.

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Response to JEB (Reply #28)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 02:15 PM

32. And Paul doesn't seem to be good at anything else, I don't see why dueling would be his forte.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 12:22 PM

11. Like he would ever fight a duel.

What a joke. Tell you what Rand why don't you take some of them out to a bar and then challenge them to a fistfight out back. Let me know how it works out for you, you little weasel.

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Response to Ganja Ninja (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 12:27 PM

14. Hey! Stop maligning weasels like that!!

That is highly insulting to the whole Mustelidae family!! Weasels not only fight their own fights, they have a backbone--NO comparison to Rand Paul!

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 12:22 PM

12. this is silly stuff and it's essentially dishonest as well

 

I see this kind of shit all the time from the right wing.

Wingers are busy saying that Obama loves to kill because of a supposed comment he made that's quoted in a new book

I hate dumb dog shit like that which pours ceaselessly from this awful, awful blog.

Rand Paul is an asshole. This comment of his is assholic but it's nothing compared to the comments he's made about civil rights

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Response to cali (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 01:57 PM

29. boiled down, he wants to have a go at shooting Rachel Maddow

 

no matter what your precious "standards" are even though you completely mangled what I've posted on numerous occasions to fit your agenda, somehow you are rising to the defense of Rand.

WHATEVAHS!!!!!

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 12:23 PM

13. Certainly sounds like he might feel like killing people.

With all due respect, he did NOT actually say that he wanted to kill anyone. The guy is pretty pathetic, he (and/or his writers) certainly lifted a bunch of stuff straight from Wikipedia, he certainly said "if dueling were legal in Kentucky, if they keep it up, you know, it would be a duel challenge." So he implied that he would like to kill someone (or perhaps get killed by someone). But it's pretty misleading, IMHO, to say "Rand Paul says he wants to kill journalists." He just did not say that. The article headline implies he said that, but he didn't.

Perhaps this seems quibbly to you, but I think it is a poor strategy to start using sloppy language and inaccurate statements to respond to sloppy language and plagiarism. It leads, IMHO, to a sort of circular degeneration of discourse.

With all due respect.


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Response to DLnyc (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 01:10 PM

19. I appreciate your viewpoint, but disagree in cases of violence-related speech.

He is clearly trying to intimidate journalists with his remarks, and is using "dueling" as part of that speech. He needs called on it.

Minimizing threatening speech does the recipients no favors. Those threatened face bigger risks (their lives) than do a political party or group.

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Response to riqster (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 01:23 PM

22. I agree he should be called on implying that would like to kill a journalist.

I just think the article would have made the point better by saying (accurately) "Rand Paul implies that he wants to kill journalists" as opposed to saying (inaccurately) "Rand Paul says he wants to kill journalists".

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Response to riqster (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 01:58 PM

30. "Clearly" trying to intimidate journalists?

If you know a journalist that would be intimidated by Paul's statement then you don't actually know a journalist.

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Response to onenote (Reply #30)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 02:45 PM

33. He's trying all right. I did NOT say I thought he'd succeed.

Threats of violence are despicable, whether or not they are successful.

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Response to riqster (Reply #33)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 02:59 PM

35. No, he's not trying.

What he's doing is feeding red meat to his followers. It's actually not in his interest to "intimidate" journalists. Its in his interest to be able to label journalists as lapdogs for those that oppose his "truth tellling" -- and playing that role for his sheeple.

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Response to riqster (Reply #33)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 03:13 PM

38. Maybe he is trying, maybe not.

Last edited Mon Nov 4, 2013, 09:20 PM - Edit history (1)

I think it sounds like his handlers told him to show personal outrage about his ethics being questioned, and perhaps he latched on to the "duel" image as his idea of what intense outrage might look like. When you say he "clearly" is trying to intimidate journalists, I guess that "clarity" is kind of in the eye of the beholder. I don't find it that clear at all.

Don't get me wrong, I think the guy is a first-class asshole and I don't doubt that he is capable of threatening his critics with violence. But I think, for instance, that calling his words "t)hreats of violence" is a bit of a stretch. I think it is more effective to criticize these characters on what they actually say, which tends to be outrageously bad, rather than resort to statements that might seem like a stretch. IMHO.

That said, though, I think it says something about his mindset that he would come up with an image that, particularly in Kentucky, connects to a remarkably violent and bloody past. I wouldn't be surprised if he actually is fantasizing about killing his detractors. I just don't feel that he actually said he wanted to, in this particular instance.

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Response to riqster (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 02:49 PM

34. oh you do, do you?

 

I'm sure you'll defend this:

You'll claim the President never said any such thing or you'll say that it was taken out of context.

for the record, I think that the President probably meant it in a bitter, ironic way.

And it's beyond ridiculous to claim that he was trying to intimidate journalists with that stupid comment about dueling and YOU provide not a shred of evidence for your claim and neither does that asswipe turdo Mr. Bluntly Stupid.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/business_insider/2013/11/03/double_down_obama_said_he_s_really_good_at_killing_people.html

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 12:30 PM

15. Agree. It is a threat against the life of the person and should be treated as a criminal act.

 

Plus, it can be seen as encouraging others to commit violence against a person.

It is an intolerable idiocy from an idiot that does not deserve our tolerance of his impunity.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 12:33 PM

16. that's just ridiculous and it's frightening to see DUers express this nonsense

 

good fucking grief. It wasn't a threat against anyone. It was a stupid remark. And it's the kind of remark nearly all of us have uttered at one time or another.

And no, I'm defending Paul. I'm defending reason and the Constitution.

Gad.

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Response to cali (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 01:58 PM

31. +1

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 12:35 PM

17. I'm no longer a journalist, BUT

I'll call his punk-ass bluff all day, everyday...

If any of Paul's people are reading this, please register for an account and send me a PM proposing a T/D/P...

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 01:12 PM

20. well he can't do that on Faux, there's not a single journalist on that channel.

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Response to spanone (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 03:38 PM

40. +1

 

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 01:21 PM

21. Face it. He wants their pistol empty.

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 03:05 PM

37. That the only way Paul will duel them. Of course, Paul would want to have an Uzi

as his weapon of choice, fully loaded with extended clip. What a pathetic asshole Rand Paul is.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 01:35 PM

23. Female journalist

He just wants to duel with a extremely intelligent journalist who make him look ever dumb. It was FUNNY!

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 01:46 PM

26. He'd rather have his paid thugs stomp anyone who disagrees with him.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 01:48 PM

27. Becarful what you wish for Mr. Paul.

 

Or you will surely get it.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 03:03 PM

36. Rand Paul assumes that some of those journalists aren't crack marks people. nt

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #36)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 03:40 PM

41. Or expert swordsmen/women...

 

The person receiving the challenge gets to select the weapon...

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2013, 03:25 PM

39. yup...he needs to be removed from public office!

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