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Amazingly stupid Anti-OC article

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Zedicus, Aug 9, 2008.

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  1. Zedicus

    Zedicus Member

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    http://www.boiseweekly.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:316353

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  2. Standing Wolf

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    When did high school kids start writing newspaper columns?
     
  3. Treo

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    Sounded satirical to me
     
  4. Soybomb

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    In general I've found that the more one boasts about how smart they are and how dumb others are, the weaker their skills of categorization. In this particular case the write briefly mentions and dismisses statistics without saying why they can be dismissed but doesn't run short on "turd, retard, moron, or dumb". Pick your battles, sometimes your enemy makes himself look too bad to bother with.
     
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    Me thinks the adult beverage doth flow freeing in that house!

    It was one of the most poorly written pcs, I can recall reading!
     
  6. Realbigo

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    I didn't see one cogent fact. It seemed to me like someone who was very impressed with himself that he could manage to write an article in a stereotypical blue-collar idiom. I for one, am unimpressed in all ways imaginable.

    See, other peoples can rite all smarty like if'n they wants too. :p
     
  7. Bobarino

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    not much one can say about this person, or article that is all that "High Road". i guess we could start with just how elitist and uninformed the person is. even the volcano comment is inaccurate. Mt. St. Helens had a series of small eruptions from Sept 2004 to just recently. Kasatochi in Alaska just erupted. Okmok, also in AK has been erupting since July 12th and Cleveland in AK erupted July 21. i really can't comment on his remarks about open carry or his opinion of those who do without going low road.



    Bobby
     
  8. CrawdaddyJim

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    I can understand why he has to pay for his company at dinner. And why Bob doesn't stick around when Cope starts "brain belching".

    The editor that let this pass should get a 10 minute swirley in a bus station toilet.

    Jim
     
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    Also, I want to add.

    My SUV has better MPG than some 4 door sedans. I've had a Chevy Malibu that had the same MPG as my SUV. What about luxury/sport type sedans? Their MPG is horrid compared to what you can get out of a compact and more on par on what you get with a mid-size SUV. Another generalization....another mistake.
     
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    I really hope that was satire, because if not, it's one of the most offensive things I have ever seen from the anti-OC crowd.Is this guy supposed to be a professional journalist? as in, someone pays this guy to write crap like this? Geeze, guess they'll hire ANYONE as a writer anymore.Used to be you had to have a degree, or at least some copetant writing, research, and communication skills.
     
  11. MIL-DOT

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    I couldn't make it though the whole thing. I must be a dumb turd gun cracker. In fact.......I'm sure of it !!:D
     
  12. texas bulldog

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    the thread title nails it...amazingly stupid.
     
  13. yeti

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    Another dumb turd, gun nut, cracker, checking in to agree, this guy is full of beans.
     
  14. Nolo

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    Ummm...
    Wow.
    You can't fix stupid.
    Hopefully he'll "stupid" his way out of the gene pool.
     
  15. Leanwolf

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    Nope, it was definitely not satire. I've been living in Boise, Idaho, for more than ten years. I used to read the BOISE WEEKLY "newspaper" off and on when I first moved here. The "B.W." is one of those extremely left wing "alternative" weekly rags that is actually a small town wannabee LOS ANGELES WEEKLY or N.Y'S. THE VILLAGE VOICE, etc.

    Cope has long been the BOISE WEEKLY'S Number One left wing columnist. I've read a fair number of Bill Cope's diatribes castigating virtually everything that is not in line with his far left political ideology. As one can see from the above article, his main style is still locked into the style of the late 1960's college students who wrote anti-establishment screeds for college alternative left wing newspapers, or radical pamphlets.

    His writing methods are, as one can see, rudeness, scatalogical insults, supreme arrogance, and contempt for anyone who disagrees with his left wing ideology. Cope thinks that he is so superior to "the unwashed" and so supremely intelligent, that only the elite leftists can truly appreciate his snide but powerful insight.

    As for making a living writing a column once a week for the BOISE WEEKLY, well, I don't know what they pay their favortie columinst but Bill Cope's day job is mowing lawns for a living.

    FWIW.

    L.W.
     
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    Seemed to have worked for the gay community. Now we have open and blatant homosexuality being pushed through all the media channels, judicial system and schools.

    Hopefully a little of liberal's own medicine with open carry will broaden some minds, or force them all onto the open air prison-island known as New York City.

    -T
     
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    Why, got anything against high-school students? Are we, due to our occupations, unqualified to write newspaper columns? Is every newspaper columnist more qualified to write than one of select few high school students?
     
  18. Tyris

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    Heh. What could be more anti-establishment than open carry?

    -T
     
  19. 3KillerBs

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    I couldn't get past the 3rd paragraph.

    If he ever graduated from any form of class in composition and/or writing his teachers/professors have failed in their professional duty to issue F's to people who write with that level of "skill".
     
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    The part I liked best was the projectile vomiting smiley at the end.:barf:
     
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    Dang Cope, you like yerself so much yew dun created yer own friend that talks the way yew thank blue collar non-college-edjumacated folks done talk. I mean shucks Cope, *swigs a Pabst*, y'all act like anybody needs a gun besides them badge-totin' folks on the TV box! *burps* While I'm jawin' Cope, y'all ever seen Faust? Bang-up play, even gots the debbil hisself innit. Gotta go back to chewin' cud and eyeballin' the Hooters girls now, maybe I'll gets some schoolin' someway somehow Cope, then I'll be as learn-ed as you all.

    It takes all kinds I guess.

    gp911
     
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    Hm. I believe I'm going to have to concede your point and step sideways.

    I was thinking of my own writerly skills as a high school student, which weren't remarkably well developed, to say nothing of my logical skills. Realistically speaking, I have to suppose there are high school students today who both think and write far better than I did at that same age.

    That said™, the "article" reminded me quite a bit of the "writing" an acquaintance did in our junior year of high school: long on energy, short on thought, and ultimately trite.

    That said again™, she might remember my stuff about the same way.
     
  23. Monkeybear

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    Could not have said it better myself.

    Wish I could post something about the article but it seems to be mostly name calling and back patting at how much smarter people who agree with him are. No facts to refute.
     
  24. Snapping Twig

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    People hate in others what they most hate in themselves.

    He's projecting - and I'm being kind here.
     
  25. RaspberrySurprise

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    Sigh.
    If that man had used any other racial pejorative as often as he used the word cracker he'd never need to get a colon screening because he could ask the lawyers he'd be picking out of his backside for the rest of his life. But slamming whitey is ok, oh well it's not the least of his articles failings just the one that stuck out the most to me.

    Sadly there is more than a grain of truth to this statement.
     
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