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Re: This IS 2010, isn't it?!?!?

Postby Fade2White12 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:10 pm

knapplc wrote:
Fade2White12 wrote:I thought I'd post my views as to break up the monotony in this thread - namely all the Liberals piling on Madison.


Surely you're not saying I'm a Liberal? :-b


Oh I forgot, what do you guys like being called now? "Progressives?" Problem with that one is it implies "progress." ;-7 :-b

Any suggestions?
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Re: This IS 2010, isn't it?!?!?

Postby knapplc » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:17 pm

Fade2White12 wrote:
knapplc wrote:
Fade2White12 wrote:I thought I'd post my views as to break up the monotony in this thread - namely all the Liberals piling on Madison.


Surely you're not saying I'm a Liberal? :-b


Oh I forgot, what do you guys like being called now? "Progressives?" Problem with that one is it implies "progress." ;-7 :-b

Any suggestions?


For about five years I've been labeled a Conservative over on the Light Side. It's funny that over here I'm a Liberal, when my perception is that the Light Side is typically more conservative and the Dark Side is typically more liberal.
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Re: This IS 2010, isn't it?!?!?

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:18 pm

Fade2White12 wrote:The University doesn't have a right to expel them anyway, as the paper is a completely independent, student-run newspaper that receives no funding from ND.

Of course they can. It's a private university. They can expel students for any conduct that they consider 'unbecoming' of the university. They'll give them their money back and say goodbye. Not that this is what is deserved here, because I don't think that in the slightest, but the 'conduct unbecoming of the university' leaves the window very open for universities to expel students.
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Re: This IS 2010, isn't it?!?!?

Postby Madison » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:27 pm

Fade2White12 wrote:I thought I'd post my views as to break up the monotony in this thread - namely all the Liberals piling on Madison. :-b


:-b

Thanks.

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Re: This IS 2010, isn't it?!?!?

Postby Tavish » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:27 pm

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Just because the strip was horribly planned and executed doesn't excuse them. That's the danger of trying to use shock value to get a message out, you play with fire long enough it will burn you.


I find merit in evaluating the intent of an individual before passing judgment. The context, in most instances, is just as important as the actual message. Those students obviously made a few mistakes, but their situation should also be viewed in light of all the facts - which is the main reason why I find this "joke" as being much less egregious as many of you.

I wouldn't call the joke egregious, just as I wouldn't consider the fallout severe. Within the context, it makes the intent even worse IMO. An editor losing his job sounds about right to me if the concept was to publish a cliffhanger bigot joke to the student body of university with the intent of following it up in the next publication. That's pretty bad judgment even for a paper that is trying to push the edge.
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Re: This IS 2010, isn't it?!?!?

Postby knapplc » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:29 pm

Madison wrote:I'm just an old man


You're still a young whippersnapper to me, Mad.
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Re: This IS 2010, isn't it?!?!?

Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:45 pm

At a very minimum this comic is in terribly bad taste. There are some things that you can't joke about and if you do joke about it or laugh at it you're a sick puppy. Gay bashing, rape, kiddie porn these are things without a funny side. Did anyone find the joke funny? Did anyone think that it wasn't in bad taste? If you answered yes to either of those questions then you are a nazi :-D
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Re: This IS 2010, isn't it?!?!?

Postby Madison » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:48 pm

knapplc wrote:
Madison wrote:I'm just an old man


You're still a young whippersnapper to me, Mad.


Am I? I can't remember. My dang Oldtimers is kicking in again.






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Re: This IS 2010, isn't it?!?!?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:04 pm

Don't joke about Alzheimer's.
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Re: This IS 2010, isn't it?!?!?

Postby urbanbreez » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:06 pm

How do you turn an Alzheimer's patient into a... oh, never mind.
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