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Andy Kindler telling Ricky Gervais directly: "You want to be famous. And rich. That's all u talk about. And u stopped being funny to focus on being a creep."
andy_kindler  ricky_gervais  argument  celebrity  comedian  takedown  2017  2010s  from twitter_favs
april 2017 by cluebucket
5 Ways Powerful People Trick You Into Hating Protesters
5. Wait For One Of Them To Break The Law, Then Talk Only About That
4. Convince The Powerful Majority That They're The Oppressed Ones
3. Focus On Their Most Frivolous Complaints (And Most Unlikable Members)
2. Pit Two Disadvantaged Groups Against One Another (And Insist That Only One Can "Win")
1. Insist That Any Change Will Ruin The World  list  reference  protest  strategy  argument  belief  lie  government  conservative  fascism  power  occupywallstreet  david_wong  2015  2010s  criminal  crime  destruction  martin_luther_king_jr  excuse  bullshit  boycott  logic  injustice  change 
february 2017 by cluebucket
Making Light: Taking it back
"The Trump campaign was, and the post-election Trump news is, a Gish gallop. And now on lefty Twitter, I'm seeing a similar phenomenon on the emotional level: a firehose of things we must all pay attention to..."

on resistance, self-care, and zones of doom
abi_sutherland  making_light  blog  2016  2010s  resist  health  self-help  mental_health  politics  fatigue  how_to  love  fear  power  donald_trump  soul  gish_gallop  argument  ptsd  9-11  abortion  campaign  war  control 
february 2017 by cluebucket
Warren Ellis – WARREN ELLIS is a graphic novelist, writer, public speaker and author of the NYT best-selling novel GUN MACHINE.
via mefi user holborne, from Orbital Operations newsletter:

"I understand there’s been some confusion online as to whether it’s ever right to punch a Nazi in the face. There is a compelling argument that all speech is equal and we should trust to the discourse to reveal these ideas for what they are and confidently expect them to be denounced and crushed out by the mechanisms of democracy and freedom.

"All I can tell you is, from my perspective as an old English socialist and cultural liberal who is probably way to the woolly left from most of you and actually has a medal for services to free speech — yes, it is always correct to punch Nazis. They lost the right to not be punched in the face when they started spouting genocidal ideologies that in living memory killed millions upon millions of people. And anyone who stands up and respectfully applauds their perfect right to say these things should probably also be punched, because they are clearly surplus to human requirements. Nazis do not need a hug. Nazis do not need to be indulged. Their world doesn’t get better until you’ve been removed from it. Your false equivalences mean nothing. Their agenda is always, always, extermination. Nazis need a punch in the face."
warren_ellis  newsletter  writer  author  metafilter  holborne  orbital_operations  argument  democracy  freedom  nazi  punch  2017  2010s  richard_spencer 
january 2017 by cluebucket
That's just how you negotiate with a Nazi. Ask your grandfather. | MetaFilter #6886229
first published 1945:
"Less well known is the paradox of tolerance: Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.
"We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law, and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal, in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal."
HarshCoffee  metafilter  nazi  tolerance  society  culture  karl_popper  argument  paradox  crime  justice  freedom  2017  2010s  rights  limit  writing  book  quote 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Respecfully agree to disagree - disagreement respect opinion | Ask MetaFilter
"Very few people hold fixed opinions about things that matter deeply to them. Instead the[y] hold nuanced and thoughtful interests."
salishea  ask.metafilter  advice  tip  argument  communication  canada  aboriginal  respect  land  politics  1990s  british_columbia  government  utah_phillips  cowboy  discrimination  opinion 
november 2016 by cluebucket
"Epic take down of Trump surrogate on the topic of “sexual assault.” Moments ago on ."

honestly this is probably the only worthwhile moment on CNN this entire year (since April, when I started to have to work next to a TV set to that channel). hope that people will remember this
cnn  republican  ananavarro  ana_navarro  aravosis  anderson_cooper  donald_trump  protest  argument  takedown  video  tv  politician  assault  crime  from twitter_favs
october 2016 by cluebucket
Sarah Nyberg's Arguing Twitter Bot Exposes Trolls
"Nyberg said the reply tweets were the most telling part of the experiment in terms of understanding how Twitter discourse works, describing online arguments as being “almost content agnostic.” It doesn’t matter if you’re arguing about feminism, Julian Assange, Donald Trump, or some fun combo of the three, the bot’s replies can be effectively identical and the argument will still continue."
sarah_nyberg  nymag  arguetron  argument  twitter  robot  experiment  tweet  thinkpiecebot  srhbutts  infowars  ego  grammar  justice  2016  2010s  troll 
october 2016 by cluebucket
In oral arguments for the Texas abortion case, the three female justices upend the Supreme Court’s balance of power.
"I counted two instances in which Roberts tried to get advocates to wrap up as Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor simply blew past him with more questions. There was something wonderful and symbolic about Roberts losing almost complete control over the court’s indignant women, who are just not inclined to play nice anymore."

slate  dahlia_lithwick  scotus  court  politics  abortion  choice  feminism  law  elena_kagan  sonia_sotomayor  ruth_bader_ginsburg  texas  2016  2013  2010s  HB2  clinic  health  women  argument  logic  takedown 
march 2016 by cluebucket
Democrats always prove the commies right | Fredrik deBoer
"Outside of primary season, they say to use the primary process. During primaries, they do everything possible to ensure our failure."  fredrik_deboer  2016  2010s  democrat  communism  argument  politics  writing  debate  connecticut  al_gore  howard_dean  barack_obama  2000s  bernie_sanders  hillary_clinton  campaign  power  change  corruption 
march 2016 by cluebucket
roqayah | Rejecting Bourgeois Feminism
"They aren’t looking for women to dismantle an oppressive system but to join it, to become a part of the establishment class. This isn’t liberatory political consciousness, but the politics of superficial preservation for those at the top."
roqayah_chamseddine  roqayah  2016  2010s  archive  op-ed  politics  feminism  prison  hillary_clinton  geo_group  immigration  america  takedown  jessica_valenti  sady_doyle  protest  argument  logic  politician 
february 2016 by cluebucket
The Couple That Pays Each Other to Put Kids to Bed - NBC News
via the emotional labor spinoff discussions: "their objective is total fairness and zero resentment, using cold hard cash."

gotta admit, I kinda like this workaround idea  nbc  relationship  parenting  children  work  labor  value  money  finance  bid  offer  system  payment  bethany_soule  daniel_reeves  game  game_theory  behavior  economics  portland  beeminder  ben_popken  2014  2010s  strategy  argument 
december 2015 by cluebucket
Just asking questions - RationalWiki
"a way of attempting to make wild accusations acceptable (and hopefully not legally actionable) by framing them as questions rather than statements."

"JAQing off" -- lol!  wiki  ration  logic  argument  question  jaq  rhetoric  definition  technique  speech  debate  truther  truth 
december 2015 by cluebucket
Tamir Rice family attorney says expert reports have 'tainted grand jury process' | US news | The Guardian
RT : New: Expert who wrote Tamir Rice report publicly suggested officer was justified before he was asked to review case

"On Monday Chandra, the Rice family attorney, accused McGinty of 'making no effort to secure justice' for Tamir and said that the boy’s mother, Samaria, thought the prosecutor should step aside to allow outside authorities to take charge of the case.

“'Ms Rice has always been wary of the prosecutor but gave him the benefit of the doubt,' he said. 'But she now believes that because he has tainted the process, a special prosecutor would be best.'"
guardian  tamir_rice  police  bias  trial  corruption  attorney  news  2015  2014  2010s  cleveland  ohio  shooting  death  killing  jon_swaine  oliver_laughland  timothy_loehmann  subodh_chandra  timothy_mcginty  prosecutor  s_lamar_sims  kimberly_crawford  1990s  sniper  randy_weaver  reason  argument  justice  injustice  fbi  from twitter
october 2015 by cluebucket
Empathy Is Actually a Choice - The New York Times
"An experiment... found that even people temporarily assigned to high-power roles showed brain activity consistent with lower empathy. ... People with a higher sense of power exhibit less empathy because they have less incentive to interact with others."

"In our view, empathy is only as limited as we choose it to be."
nytimes  2015  2010s  empathy  morality  emotion  study  daryl_cameron  michael_inzlicht  william_a_cunningham  psychology  bias  gray_matter  society  science  daniel_batson  keith_payne  experiment  motivation  karina_schumann  jamil_zaki  carol_s_dweck  jeremy_hogeveen  sukhvinder_obhi  argument  choice 
july 2015 by cluebucket
Godwin's law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Godwin's law does not claim to articulate a fallacy; it is instead framed as a memetic tool to reduce the incidence of inappropriate hyperbolic comparisons. "Although deliberately framed as if it were a law of nature or of mathematics, its purpose has always been rhetorical and pedagogical: I wanted folks who glibly compared someone else to Hitler or to Nazis to think a bit harder about the Holocaust", Godwin has written.
wiki  wikipedia  mike_godwin  adolf_hitler  hitler  nazi  discussion  argument  debate  comparison  hyperbole  analogy  principle  law  godwin's_law  1990  1990s  2000s  2010s  usenet  internet  forum  reduction  adage  glib 
october 2013 by cluebucket
Rick Perry says Wendy Davis should be pro-life because her mother didn’t abort her. We disagree. - Slate Magazine
"To me, the pro-lifer position is 'I love my mother, and I’m so grateful she had me.' The pro-choice position is 'I love my mother, and I’m so grateful she had the right to choose what was best for her and her family.' Both positions are honorable in their way. But only one of them imagines my mother as more than my mother—as a person autonomous of me, and certainly autonomous of the blastocyst that turned into me.

"Before I started writing this piece, I called my mother to ask for her permission. As we were getting off the phone, she said, 'I’m just glad you’re here.' I’m glad I’m here, too. But she was here first."
jessica_winter  2010s  2013  pro-choice  abortion  argument  philosophy  fetus  what-if  double_x  rick_perry  texas  bill  wendy_davis  frances_kissling  derek_parfit  elizabeth_harman  eric_t._olson  slate  life 
july 2013 by cluebucket
About This Chris Brown and Jenny Johnson Twitter Beef... | Awesomely Luvvlie
I resolve from here on out to read fewer articles about celeb-ish twitter beefs, but this one makes some good points.
awesomelyluvvlie  twitter  comedian  musician  celebrity  fight  argument  shame  abuse  bullying  bullshit  criticism  takedown  2012  2010s  racism  feminism  rihanna 
november 2012 by cluebucket
Heat and storm damage translate into parental power outages - On Parenting - The Washington Post
for some parents I know ;P

"There are four basic elements in my approach, which support a parent being calmly and confidently in charge. The first is attachment and connection... The second is … parenting from strength, rather than neediness and desperation.. The third is helping kids handle frustration so that it doesn’t turn into anger and aggression... And finally, I teach parents to stay cool and calm, rather than turning on what I affectionately refer to as “Mom TV.” "
2012  2010s  parenting  washingtonpost  susan_stiffelman  janice_d'arcy  summer  child  power  struggle  fight  argument  problem  philosophy  emotion  authority  frustration  advice  how_to  21st_century 
september 2012 by cluebucket
Tiger Beatdown › Lives worth living: Disability, abortion, and slipshod ethics
"Inevitably, the fact that it’s possible to test for many common disabilities means that abortion for disability is going to come up as a topic. This is a fraught ethical subject, and it’s fraught in no small part because of the social devaluation of disability. On the right, people with disabilities are fetishised as tools and instruments to a larger end; conservatives make sweeping statements about ‘respecting life’ when it comes to fetuses who might be born with disabilities, though of course they do nothing to support those fetuses once they’re born. This rhetoric does not allow room for the fundamental humanity of people with disabilities. Meanwhile, the left treats us like we don’t exist and aren’t a part of society, and don’t belong in society, frequently advancing arguments like Sierra’s: that abortion for disability is, quote, ‘a positive moral choice.‘
"What I am pushing for is disability as a value-neutral status that individual disabled people, not the people around them, get to make of what they will. Maybe that means celebrating your amazing body. Maybe that means corrective surgery. Maybe that means something else entirely."
tigerbeatdown  s.e._smith  disability  choice  abortion  politics  response  essay  criticism  ethics  conservative  liberal  humanity  rhrealitycheck  rhetoric  argument  writing  speculation  rights  value  ableism  2012  2010s  society  21st_century 
august 2012 by cluebucket
The Tyranny of 'She's Just Jealous' - Jezebel
"It's the Fox News Defense, a great way for people who can't see beyond a woman's femininity and into her ideas to defend women they've decided they support, since treating all lady dissent with the "she's just jealous" panacea assumes that the rest of the public is similarly incapable of separating breasts from brains."
jezebel  erin_gloria_ryan  2012  2010s  argument  criticism  jealousy  envy  mitt_romney  politics  shutdown  politician  writing  essay  petty  sarah_palin  bristol_palin  defense  retort  comeback  women  21st_century 
june 2012 by cluebucket

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