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Bad Bush thread.

Bush is Hitler. Well, I'm glad that's settled.

The post includes scintillating links to the front page of foxnews.com and to a NY Times editorial. The comments include "you never should have been born", "prayer breakfasts take us closer to forced reeducation camps for gays", (this comment met with lots of approval) "you're an idiot" and "Bush is Hitler"(the phrase "a normal Christian guy on a power trip" is a reference to an earlier comment by skallas that Hitler was just a normal Christian guy on a power trip). There’s nothing redeeming here. Will you delete this please, Matt?
posted by gd779 on Oct 18, 2004 - 72 comments

Sexism is ok in the globalized landscape

So now that this little prostitute has enough money for herself...

so that this little chippie can pretend to be Mother Theresa...

So, is sexism excused when there's a globalization argument to pile on? I just want to make sure.

There's no point getting angry at Faze though.

I strongly disagree.
posted by solistrato on Sep 27, 2004 - 64 comments

crap FPP, even without the flame war

Sheesh. Forgetting the fact that this is a crap FPP, do we have to have this stupid argument again? I get really tired of reading the uninformed, bigoted opinions of anti-religion types with chips on their shoulders. You are free to not believe in God; I am not bothered by your not-believing. But you not-believing is not evidence of intellectual or moral superiority. It's just a choice you made, a choice I can understand and respect. How about some reciprocation already?
posted by eustacescrubb on Sep 24, 2004 - 170 comments

way to go on scaring the new guy

Now that we have all read and agreed with Taz's post, lets put it into practice: User posts first Front-page Post. The Post is great and well-received. New user even explains where he got it from (not that he had to). Everything's great so far so...let's call him out because it appeared in some older comments AND let's accuse him of outright stealing it! Good work!
posted by vacapinta on Sep 5, 2004 - 21 comments

Please READ

Not a huge thing, but... how about reading the thread before posting your additional links? [more inside]
posted by soyjoy on Sep 2, 2004 - 20 comments

Looking for an ex-husband

Misogyny-zone!
posted by dame on Aug 18, 2004 - 252 comments

Who is right, in the US centric vs Newsfilter debate

What does the reaction to this post tell us? Myabe it's just a statistical blip, but I'm a bit surprised at the very vocal negative reaction to this bit of US-centric front-page/TV news as contrasted to the reaction to the NewsFilter posts we get every single day. Why are the naysayers in this thread right when the anti-NewsFilteristas are not? What, exactly, is different?
posted by Ethereal Bligh on Aug 18, 2004 - 78 comments

Is somebody feeling cranky?

Is somebody feeling cranky?. I recently handled a personal attack poorly, so this time I'll do the civilized thing and bring it in here.
posted by jonmc on Jun 22, 2004 - 76 comments

Gay, straight, I don't care.

Big ol' Iowa farmboy hands, keswick? I have a piece you can put them on, but it's not a timepiece...

Gay, straight, I don't care. This kind of stuff is just crude and out of place.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jun 21, 2004 - 104 comments

Call the Waaah-mbulance

Waah!Filter : Talk about posting your petty grievances in the Blue! Heheh.
posted by mischief on Jun 18, 2004 - 47 comments

particular brand of insane troll logic not welcome

Ok, I wasn't going to say anything when Witty decided to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to ruin amberglow's thread with his particular (read: vapid, boring) brand of insane troll logic. However, he then decided an interesting course of action would be to make a similarly unwarranted (perhaps even moreso) comment in an unrelated thread.

Therefore, I politely and humbly request that Witty please refrain from making similarily irrelevant--and snide--comments in the future, at least in in the blue.
posted by The God Complex on Jun 14, 2004 - 124 comments

The weight of agenda.

The weight of agenda. Can the burden not be borne on personal weblogs?
posted by the fire you left me on Jun 14, 2004 - 66 comments

Way, way inappropriate.

Way, way inappropriate.
posted by grateful on Jun 6, 2004 - 74 comments

Think before you post

Not on your best day, Metafilter. Wow, just wow. Can we please think before posting?
posted by PrinceValium on Jun 4, 2004 - 87 comments

Only a double if linked on MeFi

Can we please agree not to insinuate that something's a double post if it's been on another community site?

Posting a link isn't some journalism competition, it's sharing something neat. The "foo-site scooped it first" thing is irrelevant. If I cared that I waited three whole days to see some flash game, I would read other sites like this.

Please, can we comment on the link provided and only provide other takes if the commentary somewhere else is particularly insightful?
posted by Mayor Curley on May 26, 2004 - 30 comments

Communism thread NOT a total train wreck; news at 11

Could have been a total train wreck. Wasn't. But in an almost http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/32975#667562">bizarro twist, the thread brought out all kinds of insights into the problems of not only communism but general ideologies systems of political power. We did good.
posted by namespan on May 8, 2004 - 37 comments

takes one to know one

I will withhold the obscenities your mental capacity and nature evokes, and simply say: how stupid, how depraved you are.
I've seen fairly impressive spin, but this is a work of art. It takes a special strain of immorality to lie that well.
posted by y2karl on Apr 21, 2004 - 250 comments

If you don't care, don't post

Would it be possible to eliminate most forms of *YAWN*-ing?
posted by pandaharma on Apr 16, 2004 - 41 comments

Slight problems with spammy selflinks in comments.

I don't want this to be construed as bullying the new folk, but... [as usual, more of my astute observations and keen insight are contained within]
posted by The God Complex on Apr 4, 2004 - 42 comments

Why crap on good threads?

Why crap on good threads?
posted by SpecialK on Mar 28, 2004 - 49 comments

Oh dear

"Eat flaming dogs***, you c*cksucking, Streisand loving, m*therf*cking ___hole! Hit the road, postchoad." Oh dear.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Mar 19, 2004 - 34 comments

The Left shall rise again?

This is probably pointless, so here goes nothing:

"Instead of South vs North, this time it will be Right vs Left.

Sounds good to me. I doubt the world will shed too many tears if these narrow-minded, short-sighted, self-serving fools start getting special deliveries in their mailboxes. What's that? You mean you didn't order the bouquet of plastique and nails?"


This is repugnant. I agree with Civil_Disobedient's politics more often than not, but this is beyond the pale.
posted by Irontom on Mar 15, 2004 - 45 comments

Ladder Match, inside!

I'm calling you out jfuller! I don't know why, but it seemed like the thing to do. Dare you disgrace the name of the lovely Miss Elisabeth?! You! Me! Ladder Match, inside!
posted by Stan Chin on Mar 1, 2004 - 56 comments

anti-religious remarks belong on your own blog

It's all well and good for skallas to post his opinions on his own weblog, but couldn't he keep any anti-religious remarks out of his FPPs?
posted by VulcanMike on Feb 27, 2004 - 254 comments

Violent threats not funny

Violent threats. Even if it's a joke, it's not funny and not cool.
posted by squirrel on Feb 5, 2004 - 65 comments

IraqFilter, I/P, staying on topic

Re: Iraq.
Kinda playing off of what stavros was hinting at a couple of posts ago. More inside.
posted by BlueTrain on Jan 26, 2004 - 143 comments

FPP not for settling old grudges

So when did the Metafilter front page become a place to settle old grudges? Really, this is just a bit childish. Your links should speak for themselves; editorializing and playground callouts help neither you nor anyone else.
posted by deadcowdan on Jan 23, 2004 - 82 comments

linking images inline is bandwidth theft

bandwidth theft
posted by adampsyche on Jan 20, 2004 - 45 comments

Weak sauce

Blatant front-page troll.
posted by nicwolff on Jan 19, 2004 - 34 comments

PETA-bashing getting old

Can we please stop with the PETA goes overboard and drowns threads already?
well, some are okay...
posted by wendell on Dec 17, 2003 - 28 comments

Why can't we all be as considerate of each other on MeFi as we are over here on AskMeFi?

Why can't we all be as considerate of each other on MeFi as we are over here on AskMeFi? Is it because it's new, or is it something else? Don't get me wrong, I like a measure of snark & biting wit. But everyone here is so damn nice (which is why it was a great holiday present to us, Matt) that I think I have entered George Costanza's opposite day. Will there be any spillover?
posted by madamjujujive on Dec 14, 2003 - 34 comments

Is it really necessary to comment on things you don't like?

dazed_one: six (1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6) of the last ten thread he/she has participated in contain this "here comes the (newsfilter) pain" message. Is it really necessary to go around to every thread you don't like and comment in it?
posted by The God Complex on Dec 3, 2003 - 60 comments

Michael Jackson belongs in jail

I have mixed feelings about hoopyfrood's Michael Jackson belongs in jail post. On the one hand, I agree with the general "don't editorialize" philosophy and its corollary "save it for a comment in the thread." On the other, this isn't exactly the New York Times and a poster's take on their subject is arguably an integral part of the post. "Letting the link speak for itself", when it involves a news item, is all very well - but perhaps keeping one's opinion out of the front page text is also an exercise in obfuscation and even dishonesty. Has current policy on editorializing changed? ( I speak as a frequent editorializer, I should add. Even though I agree "pedophile of pop", with its dubious inverted commas, and all-capitals IN JAIL!, as well as the idea that everyone is innocent until proven guilty except Michael Jackson, are way too extreme a way of going about it.)
posted by MiguelCardoso on Nov 19, 2003 - 84 comments

diversity of opinion here on PinkoFilter

"Why can't homosexuals take responsibility for their role in the propagation of HIV infections? It was their culture and practices that facilitated HIV infection and tipped the balance to epidemic. Even before this male homosexuals known for their association with transmission of disease".

"Queens are pathetic in old age as their protestations about the faults of others fail to hide their wrinkles"

Jesus you people* are hateful, and smug too.
*homoleftists


I know that we need more diversity of opinion here on PinkoFilter, but where's the limit (if there is one)? (more inside)

posted by matteo on Nov 17, 2003 - 185 comments

MetaFilter without the vendettas??

No vendetta here, folks...just topically mentioned (one) prior link in "the blue" and fixed ridyfink's HTML tag.

Hopefully a good example can be made from this good deed.
posted by Smart Dalek on Nov 4, 2003 - 17 comments

personalities cannot evade policies

i know! i'll get away with this suck filled newsfilter post by invoking the crunchland mojo!!!
posted by quonsar on Nov 3, 2003 - 57 comments

this is racist, offensive, incredibly stupid

Ok, I'll be the first to say that this is racist, offensive, incredibly stupid, and I'm blown away that Miguel was the one to post it, especially considering what his reaction would be if the word "Jew" were substituted for "Arab". I don't think this post belongs on MeFi.
posted by dejah420 on Oct 23, 2003 - 128 comments

What do we do about all of you assholes?

We've all seen what can happen when MeFi devolves into pointless personality conflicts: the site gets hijacked to propogate something that 99.9% of the users don't care about. We've also all seen one member virtually drag another into such conflicts, making a two-way crapfest out of what was originally just one-sided goofiness...[more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Oct 7, 2003 - 24 comments

"This is MetaFilter, not NewsFilter, asshat"

"This is MetaFilter, not NewsFilter, asshat": a delightful namecheck from the crucial, irrepressible Misanthropic Bitch, echoing a worthy sentiment and a cause by now well lost. (Received by e-mail, with thanks.)
posted by MiguelCardoso on Sep 22, 2003 - 88 comments

U.S. vs. rest-of-the-world grudge match

The ongoing U.S. vs. rest-of-the-world grudge match is unnecessary and annoying, especially when it's off topic.
posted by PrinceValium on Sep 10, 2003 - 54 comments

Enough with the flash spam.

We needed another gratuitous product pitch? As the worthless Legs McNeil once said: please kill me.
posted by adamgreenfield on Sep 10, 2003 - 5 comments

False anchors give wrong impression

A minor nit, but it's misleading to use a false anchor tag in a link, because people will wrongly assume it's legitimate. The Christian Science Monitor did not declare neoconservatives to be their enemies.
posted by rcade on Sep 5, 2003 - 54 comments

September 11th anniversary.

Next Thursday is the second anniversary of Sept 11th. The inundation is already starting both here and in all other media. Mayhap the anniversary will be a good time to talk about anything but (i.e. actively posting non-9/11 material)? Or am I being stone cold and inhuman?
posted by PinkStainlessTail on Sep 4, 2003 - 42 comments

agenda-filter

This is so lame. I've gotten used to flames on MeFi; its part of what passes for discourse anymore. But this entire post was a predominace of flaming meta-poo. I understand the calls of Agenda-filter, but if people are going to post stuff like "It seems I must speak in language you understand . Go fuck yourself you ill-bred shit." then I think its time we up the ante. If you're going to Meta-bitch, then take it MetaTalk. More importantly, if you're going to Metaflame, do it with half an ounce of couth and style. That appears to be where MetaFilter is headed, so please keep up. (slightly more inside)
posted by Wulfgar! on Aug 27, 2003 - 57 comments

Not peeing on external sites

can we all just agree not to pee all over external sites of meFi users? it's really obnoxious and extremely petty.
posted by xmutex on Aug 22, 2003 - 54 comments

She left? But she's in the kitchen just now!

You don't need to toot your own horn to make you feel better about your wife leaving you. Seriously?
posted by jonson on Aug 17, 2003 - 73 comments

quasi-anonymous nastygram specially for you

while for obvious reasons omidius' initial retort did not bother me too much, I'd say the subsequent quasi-anonymous nastygram received by email was rather too much. while I can't take back my relaxed response, he's certainly not going to get any candy. no candy for you!!
posted by dorian on Aug 7, 2003 - 59 comments

Laughing at you, not with you.

Over the line. Please kill this.
posted by squirrel on Jun 28, 2003 - 10 comments

thisisgettingalittleold-filter.com

I'm getting tired of the increasing tendency to add "filter.com" as an implied criticism of the theme of a thread or post, e.g. in this thread we start off with two - northkoreafilter.com and iranfilter.com. Is it just me, or does anyone think this getting a little old.
posted by johnny novak on May 30, 2003 - 43 comments

How about a spoiler alert next time.

How about a spoiler alert next time.
posted by Beholder on May 12, 2003 - 32 comments

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