#1 By: Cory Doctorow, October 17th, 2013 10:04
#2 By: incarnedine_v, October 17th, 2013 10:12
Do you really need to further insult the clowns?
They've already been proven to be the creepiest things ever by that Alex Powell guy, give e'm a break.
#3 By: bazilisk, October 17th, 2013 10:26
I hate what the Republicans did. But come on, name-calling? Name-calling is one of the reasons I can't stand their tactics. Let's be more civil than them, in my humble opinion.
#4 By: Jon West, October 17th, 2013 10:46
What did Bobby Jindal have to do with the shutdown? Also not every reader here is a democrat.
#5 By: Deuce Daily, October 17th, 2013 10:51
I don't get it. What's different? They look the same to me.
P.S. I am not a democrat either.
#6 By: nowimnothing, October 17th, 2013 11:03
Sure we can all have different opinions, and philosophical debates about the role and future of government, but if you are really defending Bobby, creationism is cool, Jindal or any of the other clowns then maybe you should not hang out on sites that actually incorporate science and facts in their reporting.
Also, as mentioned in the article, these were done before the shutdown and don't have anything to do with it other than mocking many, not all, of the same people.
#7 By: Inquiry, October 17th, 2013 11:35
I don't think that that photo is, yet, still in danger of being less civil than the Republicans.
#8 By: rincewind, October 17th, 2013 12:31
I would have enjoyed those pictures even if they had included a mix or only democrats. They're all clowns.
#9 By: Jon West, October 17th, 2013 12:31
So let me translate "We have different opinions, but because you don't share mine you can get out" That's what you said
#10 By: Mellivora Capensis, October 17th, 2013 12:44
They really should have gone with the "scary-clown" theme.
#11 By: Rob, October 17th, 2013 12:54
Let me translate it better. "If you support someone who supports teaching creationism in schools, you can't expect reasonable people to take you seriously. The physical universe we all live in doesn't care about your opinion."
(I'm not a Democrat, either, BTW)
#12 By: nowimnothing, October 17th, 2013 12:54
No, I said that reasonable opinions and philosophical positions can be debated in a civil manner. Unreasonable opinions are not worth anyone's time.
Who am I to say what is reasonable or unreasonable? No one, but I do think it is pretty fair to say that most would include evidence, facts and science as a good benchmark. The clowns that you seem to be defending have certain opinions that are categorically false under that benchmark and therefore unreasonable.
In no way am I saying that you hold unreasonable positions, but you have set yourself up as defending people who do.
#13 By: nowimnothing, October 17th, 2013 12:56
Thanks, much more diplomatic and better stated.
#14 By: nowimnothing, October 17th, 2013 12:58
Also consider that the U.S. Democratic Party is closer politically to a lot of conservative parties in other Western nations, so yeah most of us probably don't fit that dichotomy.
#15 By: wysinwyg, October 17th, 2013 13:35
Do you expect Cory Doctorow to suspend making his own political judgments to pander to BB's pro-Republican readership? Would you expect a conservative blogger to avoid this sort of thing for the sake of pandering to that blogger's pro-Democrat readership?
I just don't get how "not every reader here is a democrat" is a relevant comment.
#16 By: Tim, October 17th, 2013 13:43
This isn't what they look like when they put on makeup, it's what they look like when they wash it off.
#17 By: IronEdithKidd, October 17th, 2013 15:18
I am generally rather creeped out at clowns to the point of avoiding them whenever physically possible. These clowns, OTOH, I find amusing. Gave me a nice chuckle, even.
#18 By: Tim Aidley, October 17th, 2013 16:32
Glen Beck with swastika eyes? Wow.
I don't know a great deal about him, apart from his job as a professional asshole. Is he known for his anti-semitism?
#19 By: Tim, October 17th, 2013 16:56
All I know is that the part of Glenn Beck's brain that recognizes Nazi-like traits seems to have been installed backwards. People he has accused of being Nazis include:
- A mixed-race President
- A gay Jewish Congressman
- All those young people in Norway who were massacred by an actual self-professed Neo-Nazi a couple of years back. (Meanwhile he accused the mass-murdering gun-wielding Neo-Nazi of being a "liberal.")
#20 By: Snagglepuss 62629, October 17th, 2013 21:23
I almost asked where Ann Coulter was, until I realized she already looks this way.
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