My political satire attempt


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.cheese.
April 25, 2007, 03:05 PM
Post deleted as it is apparently offensive.

ETA: Can now be found instead at:

http://gastonsmith.blogspot.com/

(not a site plug - as its' the only article/entry on the entire site for the moment)

I don't think it's all that good... but it's a start.

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.cheese.
April 25, 2007, 03:10 PM
Ignore as it pertains to the deleted post.

Sage of Seattle
April 25, 2007, 03:42 PM
probably enjoys in his or her free time beating puppies

Naturally, beating puppies is perfectly acceptable as long as it's those "assault dogs" of the canine world, pit bulls.

Really, I liked your response. My little nitpicky-ness would correct some paragraph spacing and so on, but it's not vital to getting your message across, IMHO.

BayouTeche77
April 25, 2007, 04:45 PM
I like it. You pretty much summed up the upcoming elections, now if you could just do the same with the wonderful republican candidates, we'll have a complete, anti-individual rights crusade ballot. This next election will be kind of like playing Russian Roulette with a loaded revolver.

hso
April 25, 2007, 04:50 PM
No longer applicable.

Gordon Fink
April 25, 2007, 04:53 PM
Economist, please donít send that to any newspaper. In fact, delete it from your computer and burn any printed copies. Moderators, please remove this thread.

However funny you may think it is, spewing a bunch of personal insults against our opposition will always do more harm than good.

~G. Fink

.cheese.
April 25, 2007, 05:03 PM
Oh. I didn't certainly didn't mean to offend anybody Gordon. I'll delete it then.

I hear Air America say the same kinds of things all the time against conservatives, so I thought I'd give it a try the other way around.

My apologies for offending you.

It wasn't meant to be personal insults at all. Just satire. The same type that I hear and read all the time. Heck, the Colbert Report says worse things. Nonetheless, it's deleted as per your request as I do not wish to offend anybody.

Also, just for the record, every time they refer to us pro-gunners as "gun-toting rednecks" I consider that to be a personal attack. What I wrote at least was 99.9% factual with the only fiction being the mistake I made with the Pu, and the comment about puppies, which was just used to establish the image I was trying convey of Hillary as cold-hearted.

.cheese.
April 25, 2007, 05:06 PM
my mistake hso - I suppose I assumed since it's unaccounted for, that it was stolen, as that seems to be the general fear. I mean, obviously it didn't vanish because of its half life as that's a little over 24 thousand years. So it had to go somewhere... or I suppose it could be a clerical error, but you'd think they'd be fairly stringent about things like that with Pu, no?

However, you're right in that it's not confirmed, and also I'm no expert in radioactive materials, so I didn't realize there was a difference between weapons grade Pu and U... I thought Pu was refined just like U is.

TexasP226
April 25, 2007, 05:08 PM
I'm offended you caved so easily...can you put it back up? :neener:

.cheese.
April 25, 2007, 05:13 PM
Moderators - since this has apparently been deemed offensive by at least 1 member, and consequently I removed the OP, feel free to close and or delete this thread.

Texas - we'll see. If I get a PM from the mods saying it was too edgy, then no... maybe I can PM it instead though.

I just don't want to offend anybody here as we're supposed to be amongst friends. When I see such a strong reaction to it as was Gordon's, I figure it may be trouble.

Dr. Dickie
April 25, 2007, 05:17 PM
Hey, I am offended I did not get a chance to be "offically offended."

I hear Air America say the same kinds of things all the time against conservatives, so I thought I'd give it a try the other way around.


Whoe, if you want to copy someone, shoot for a higher standard that that:eek:
Are they still even on the air?

Geronimo45
April 25, 2007, 05:25 PM
More suited to a GOP forum, I reckon - Free Republic or someplace like that. We've got a healthy dash of liberal folk who are pro-2nd here.

Not a bad effort, though.

.cheese.
April 25, 2007, 10:53 PM
It wasn't even meant to be directed at liberals in general. More the majority of liberal legislators and especially the three seemingly most likely Democratic ticket winners (even though Gore says he won't run).

For the record, I'm not even a conservative really. I'm a moderate. So I see humor in both sides of the political spectrum. I don't agree with a lot of things from either party.

Anyways, there have been many requests for me to PM the piece.... I will try to accomodate them.

Mods - if you saw the piece and felt it was too much - please feel free to let me know. I am curious whether I crossed the line or not. Satire can be tricky like that. It's a private forum and I don't want to break the rules.

.cheese.
April 26, 2007, 01:26 AM
ok. To avoid posting it on this forum so it doesn't violate any rules, but at the same time accomodating the requests to read it, I've started a blog where I will try to refine my ability to write this particular genre, probably keeping it usually gun-control and politics related (hence "political satire"). I'll try to write an article every so often until I get good enough to be able to write pieces that are worthy of being truly published (I don't think this piece really is - or is even close). I slightly modified it from the original, but it's pretty close.

my new blog is at:

http://gastonsmith.blogspot.com/

and currently it only has only this one entry

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