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2012-09-07 08:36:24 PM  
A friend at my Meeting for Worship and I have agreed to disagree on the topic of Larry Flynt. I think he is interested in promoting peace and is a defender of the First Amendment. She answers that assertion with an eyebrow that rises up, up, up before stating "Even a broken clock is right twice a day, dear."
 
2012-09-07 08:43:23 PM  
ex-mccain staffer suddenly retires.
 
2012-09-07 08:54:34 PM  
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2012-09-07 09:16:33 PM  
Well shiat, if he's feeling lucky, he can always just give those kids that claim they stole them $1M in bitcoins and hope they are telling the truth.

/If the Secret Service hasn't sent their asses to PMITA Guantanamo already.
 
2012-09-07 09:18:17 PM  

xsive: ex-mccain staffer suddenly retires.


No good. McCain didn't get returns from 2009, the year that Mitt Romney participated in the Swiss Amnesty program.
 
2012-09-07 09:20:56 PM  
Smart of him to wait until after the GOP officially tied the knot with Romney. Anyone who had dirt on his tax returns (or any other major dirt on him) would have been stupid to release them prior to the GOP convention.
 
2012-09-07 09:37:56 PM  

Lunaville: A friend at my Meeting for Worship and I have agreed to disagree on the topic of Larry Flynt. I think he is interested in promoting peace and is a defender of the First Amendment. She answers that assertion with an eyebrow that rises up, up, up before stating "Even a broken clock is right twice a day, dear."


Larry Flynt is a farking pervert but I gotta give him some respect for daring to publish a lot of porn and defending his right to do so. He knows the public wants it.

What does your friend feel he is wrong about?

I seem to recall him offering up this kind of bounty in the past too. It's kind of funny - people think Hugh Hefner is some sort of sex symbol, but Larry Flynt is a creepy pervert. Are they really very different?

Maybe Flynt needs a better PR department.

And just between you and me if I were stranded on a desert island and I was given a choice of receiving either Playboy or Hustler every month, I'd probably pick Hustler - for the articles of course.
 
2012-09-07 10:04:43 PM  

Happy Hours: Lunaville: A friend at my Meeting for Worship and I have agreed to disagree on the topic of Larry Flynt. I think he is interested in promoting peace and is a defender of the First Amendment. She answers that assertion with an eyebrow that rises up, up, up before stating "Even a broken clock is right twice a day, dear."

Larry Flynt is a farking pervert but I gotta give him some respect for daring to publish a lot of porn and defending his right to do so. He knows the public wants it.

What does your friend feel he is wrong about?

I seem to recall him offering up this kind of bounty in the past too. It's kind of funny - people think Hugh Hefner is some sort of sex symbol, but Larry Flynt is a creepy pervert. Are they really very different?

Maybe Flynt needs a better PR department.

And just between you and me if I were stranded on a desert island and I was given a choice of receiving either Playboy or Hustler every month, I'd probably pick Hustler - for the articles of course.


She feels he exploits people, trivializes sex, and is a negative influence on society. There are probably more specific complaints as well, but we haven't discussed the topic in a while.
 
2012-09-07 10:05:54 PM  

Happy Hours: probably pick Hustler


Probably?
 
2012-09-07 10:21:33 PM  
I like Flynt because he outed several adulterous GOP hypocrites during Monicagate.
 
2012-09-07 10:22:40 PM  
I like that he's essentially asking the hackers who claim to have Romney's info to put up or shut up.
 
2012-09-07 11:11:27 PM  
if anyone knows what smells fishy...
 
2012-09-07 11:13:43 PM  

Happy Hours: And just between you and me if I were stranded on a desert island and I was given a choice of receiving either Playboy or Hustler every month, I'd probably pick Hustler - for the articles of course.


Hustler has articles?
 
2012-09-07 11:28:44 PM  
God bless Larry Flynt...
 
2012-09-07 11:34:04 PM  

ksdanj: God bless Larry Flynt...

 
2012-09-07 11:43:02 PM  

Happy Hours: Lunaville: A friend at my Meeting for Worship and I have agreed to disagree on the topic of Larry Flynt. I think he is interested in promoting peace and is a defender of the First Amendment. She answers that assertion with an eyebrow that rises up, up, up before stating "Even a broken clock is right twice a day, dear."

Larry Flynt is a farking pervert but I gotta give him some respect for daring to publish a lot of porn and defending his right to do so. He knows the public wants it.

What does your friend feel he is wrong about?

I seem to recall him offering up this kind of bounty in the past too. It's kind of funny - people think Hugh Hefner is some sort of sex symbol, but Larry Flynt is a creepy pervert. Are they really very different?

Maybe Flynt needs a better PR department.

And just between you and me if I were stranded on a desert island and I was given a choice of receiving either Playboy or Hustler every month, I'd probably pick Hustler - for the articles of course.


/to original poster: Larry Flynt is a very broken clock, but he's been right more than twice a day, on many issues. I respect that he has personally taken the hit for millions of Americans on freedom of speech. It takes outliers like him to make these cases sometimes.

//to second poster: the biggest reason Larry Flynt is perceived as a perv is because very few people have any image or recollection of him being a normal man. I can only picture him as Woody Harrelson, or a pretty ugly fat guy in a gold wheelchair.

Hugh Hefner was a true playboy, at least back in the day. Watch his old show if you can find it. He was a good-looking, smooth gentleman. The "most interesting man in the world" of his day, perhaps. People see it as a bit creepy now that he's in his 80's now, but I can still picture him as a younger handsome man I wouldn't mind being like. I can not picture Mr. Flynt in such a way.

That, and the fact that Hustler shows far dirtier pics in it's magazines. But really, it's about the image of the man.
 
2012-09-08 01:06:14 AM  

Lunaville: Happy Hours: Lunaville: A friend at my Meeting for Worship and I have agreed to disagree on the topic of Larry Flynt. I think he is interested in promoting peace and is a defender of the First Amendment. She answers that assertion with an eyebrow that rises up, up, up before stating "Even a broken clock is right twice a day, dear."

Larry Flynt is a farking pervert but I gotta give him some respect for daring to publish a lot of porn and defending his right to do so. He knows the public wants it.

What does your friend feel he is wrong about?

I seem to recall him offering up this kind of bounty in the past too. It's kind of funny - people think Hugh Hefner is some sort of sex symbol, but Larry Flynt is a creepy pervert. Are they really very different?

Maybe Flynt needs a better PR department.

And just between you and me if I were stranded on a desert island and I was given a choice of receiving either Playboy or Hustler every month, I'd probably pick Hustler - for the articles of course.

She feels he exploits people, trivializes sex, and is a negative influence on society. There are probably more specific complaints as well, but we haven't discussed the topic in a while.


The idea that Hustler, Flynt, or sex work in general "exploits" people is rooted in the notion that women can't make those sexual decisions for themselves; that the only way a woman would be involved in sex work is by some unscrupulous man exploiting her against her will.
It's offensive to women who are capable of making decisions for themselves on what to do with their own lives, their own bodies. And it's offensive in the stereotype of exploitative men using women.
 
2012-09-08 01:13:03 AM  
You know, I don't care for Romney either, but let's think about this for just a minute, objectively:

1) The man is running for the most high-profile office in the world
2) Every Democratic operative in the United States is trying to find something on him
3) Nothing has come up, not on the Internet, not from inside sources, nothing

It's pretty clear the man has done nothing illegal, so what's the point? That he didn't pay his "fair share"? Will knowing that significantly change the narrative of the Democratic Party? They're already on that hammer and tongs. This is Democratic "Birther" stuff. It's enough to remind people that he's a Republican without wasting time on this. What happens if they find what they're looking for and it backfires and makes Romney look good? Be careful what you wish for.

Obama will win without any of this. He doesn't need it.
 
2012-09-08 01:15:08 AM  
Seems like these offers from Flynt rarely turn up anything, but glad he's doing it.

Rmoney's secrecy should be getting him DESTROYED in this election. It's farking outrageous. Further proof that the team-first mentality has ruined American politics and turned voters into robots.
 
2012-09-08 01:17:50 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: It's pretty clear the man has done nothing illegal, so what's the point?



I don't think Rmoney has done anything illegal, but he's been unethical as f*ck. The Swiss Bank Account amnesty thing would really fark him and he knows it, illegal or not. This Republican secrecy bullshiat has to be punished because it is setting a bad standard. Palin never released her medical records, and now Rmoney won't release his tax returns. BOTH are run-of-the-mill procedures when running for the highest office in America, and I can't believe voters are letting it happen.
 
2012-09-08 01:26:13 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: Adolf Oliver Nipples: It's pretty clear the man has done nothing illegal, so what's the point?


I don't think Rmoney has done anything illegal, but he's been unethical as f*ck. The Swiss Bank Account amnesty thing would really fark him and he knows it, illegal or not. This Republican secrecy bullshiat has to be punished because it is setting a bad standard. Palin never released her medical records, and now Rmoney won't release his tax returns. BOTH are run-of-the-mill procedures when running for the highest office in America, and I can't believe voters are letting it happen.


The Swiss account amnesty thing is only 'legal' in that there was an amnesty that bypassed prosecution for having broken the law. It doesn't mean the law wasn't broken.
If Romney had the Swiss account, he did, in fact, break the law. He just wasn't prosecuted for it because he (and those in his same position) successfully petitioned the government to turn a blind eye.
 
2012-09-08 01:39:43 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: You know, I don't care for Romney either, but let's think about this for just a minute, objectively:

1) The man is running for the most high-profile office in the world
2) Every Democratic operative in the United States is trying to find something on him
3) Nothing has come up, not on the Internet, not from inside sources, nothing

It's pretty clear the man has done nothing illegal, so what's the point? That he didn't pay his "fair share"? Will knowing that significantly change the narrative of the Democratic Party? They're already on that hammer and tongs. This is Democratic "Birther" stuff. It's enough to remind people that he's a Republican without wasting time on this. What happens if they find what they're looking for and it backfires and makes Romney look good? Be careful what you wish for.

Obama will win without any of this. He doesn't need it.


I think politics is a much bloodier sport than you do. The NYT printed an article two days ago that said that Bain Capital was being investigated for tax evasion LINK.
I see that as a threat to the Romney camp that if all his Wall Street banking buddies try to pull some economic stunt as an October Surprise, he'll get it right back in the form of a tax evasion indictment. I could be wrong, but Obama comes from a pretty hard-nosed Chicago political machine.
 
2012-09-08 02:41:01 AM  
...how much does a lifetime subscription to Hustler cost?
 
2012-09-08 03:31:52 AM  

Lunaville: Happy Hours: Lunaville: A friend at my Meeting for Worship and I have agreed to disagree on the topic of Larry Flynt. I think he is interested in promoting peace and is a defender of the First Amendment. She answers that assertion with an eyebrow that rises up, up, up before stating "Even a broken clock is right twice a day, dear."

Larry Flynt is a farking pervert but I gotta give him some respect for daring to publish a lot of porn and defending his right to do so. He knows the public wants it.

What does your friend feel he is wrong about?

I seem to recall him offering up this kind of bounty in the past too. It's kind of funny - people think Hugh Hefner is some sort of sex symbol, but Larry Flynt is a creepy pervert. Are they really very different?

Maybe Flynt needs a better PR department.

And just between you and me if I were stranded on a desert island and I was given a choice of receiving either Playboy or Hustler every month, I'd probably pick Hustler - for the articles of course.

She feels he exploits people, trivializes sex, and is a negative influence on society. There are probably more specific complaints as well, but we haven't discussed the topic in a while.


Tell her that her argument is moot unless people on Fark get to see her picture.

Flynt cracks me up.....he knows how to push peoples buttons and likes to do it fairly consistently. He has offered up bounties for politicians before. I kind of wish he'd throw some of that money at certain celebs that Hef seems to have no interest in because they don't look like every other damn girl in Playboy. We get it Hef you like fake looking bleach blondes.
 
2012-09-08 03:33:24 AM  

King Something: Happy Hours: And just between you and me if I were stranded on a desert island and I was given a choice of receiving either Playboy or Hustler every month, I'd probably pick Hustler - for the articles of course.

Hustler has articles?


I bought a few of them, about 20 years back. I recall movie reviews, but just of porn movies. Some sick cartoons. Only really good part, they usually had one pictorial of a couple on a beach or other natural outdoor setting, with all-over tans that suggested they never wore clothes, getting it on.
 
2012-09-08 03:35:28 AM  
smell my finger?
 
2012-09-08 03:36:44 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: You know, I don't care for Romney either, but let's think about this for just a minute, objectively:

1) The man is running for the most high-profile office in the world
2) Every Democratic operative in the United States is trying to find something on him
3) Nothing has come up, not on the Internet, not from inside sources, nothing

It's pretty clear the man has done nothing illegal, so what's the point? That he didn't pay his "fair share"? Will knowing that significantly change the narrative of the Democratic Party? They're already on that hammer and tongs. This is Democratic "Birther" stuff. It's enough to remind people that he's a Republican without wasting time on this. What happens if they find what they're looking for and it backfires and makes Romney look good? Be careful what you wish for.

Obama will win without any of this. He doesn't need it.


Actually, it's nothing like the birther stuff.

Every presidential candidates for the major parties since 1968 has released their tax info. Bush I and II, Clinton, Obama, Reagan, Mitt's own father, and even Nixon, who, as we all know, had a problem or two with ethics.

For me, it's not the info itself so much as Mitt's declaration that the rules shouldn't apply to him.
 
2012-09-08 03:39:42 AM  
I was going to post a picture of the beaver hunt mascot 'cause he's so cute but when I looked with the safe search off I got....distracted

yes, anyway, good on you, ya farkin' pervy old cripple. YOU are what makes America strong!
 
2012-09-08 03:41:51 AM  

Lunaville: She feels he exploits people


I've always hated this anti-porn argument, it always implies that somehow the people in porn are being misled about what they are doing, or somehow they are either not getting compensated or are being grossly underpaid. Like porn or hate it, this argument has always been weak sauce IMHO, and I find it to just be an easy blanket statement when people can't come up with their own reasons...

As for "trivializing sex", he's not the first, the last, or even the worst. That's kind of a meh argument.

And I'm not sure he's any more of a negative influence on society than many, and we will probably be thanking him for centuries to come without even knowing it, just for his first amendment battles.

Hustler is a whole different world than Playboy, but it's not even at the top of the pile(Or bottom, depending how you look at it) in that regard, either.

I'm not saying I want to bring him home and introduce him to the family, but I don't really consider him evil incarnate. Hell, I admire the whole botstrappy rise to wealth he has enjoyed. There will always be a market for porn, and he just wasn't afraid to answer that need.
 
2012-09-08 03:42:30 AM  
One Larry Flynt is worth a million Republicans.
 
2012-09-08 03:50:43 AM  
This 'We have your tax returns' stuff is such bullshiat, that it's either some assholes bluffing, or it's a reverse psychology thing on the part of some Republicans somewhere. Even if they do produce documents, nobody is going to believe them after this extortion crap. It could have Romney's fingerprints on every page, accompanied by his DNA and a link to video of him signing thine docs, and it won't work.

This has really just effectively put the lid on the tax return issue. It's like Xmas for Romney, I don't think he's getting the Presidency, but we can stick a fork in the tax return question, it's done.

Oh well, on to the other million things he's done, just in the last month. I wonder how those $1,000 shoes of his taste, anyway, he's had them in his mouth so often, I can't believe he got a whole speech out last week..
 
2012-09-08 04:27:31 AM  
Romney has definitely cheated on his taxes. There is no reason for U.S. individual citizen to park his cash overseas except to hide it from the government. There are legitimate and semi-legitimate tax reasons for U.S. businesses to do so, but Romney is not a business. He is supposed to be subject to U.S. income taxation on his worldwide income regardless of whether it gets deposited in Boston or Bermuda.
 
2012-09-08 04:29:22 AM  
Real, this shiat just got.
 
2012-09-08 04:36:20 AM  

Lorelle: I like Flynt because he outed several adulterous GOP hypocrites during Monicagate.


He outed one.
 
2012-09-08 04:39:07 AM  
Larry Flynt is a finer human, a better American and a truer patriot than any of the scum that has sat in the WashDC throne during my lifetime. Don't forget for one damn second that those in the legislative, executive and judicial jobs live to make sure that the most wealthy and powerful will stay that way. They don't give a damn about you or me, not for one farking second.
 
2012-09-08 04:55:47 AM  

KrispyKritter: Larry Flynt is a finer human, a better American and a truer patriot than any of the scum that has sat in the WashDC throne during my lifetime. Don't forget for one damn second that those in the legislative, executive and judicial jobs live to make sure that the most wealthy and powerful will stay that way. They don't give a damn about you or me, not for one farking second.


Nah, they'll call Romney a RINO and say they need to go further to the right.

AKA the "No, no, no. Dig up, stupid" strategy.
 
2012-09-08 05:16:41 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: 3) Nothing has come up, not on the Internet, not from inside sources, nothing


Corporate interest investors, ie, 99% of democrats, aren't going to do this because it would draw their own practices closer to the spotlight. I doubt Romney's doing anything illegal, because in America, it's totally legal to claim his wife's hobby as a business expense.
 
2012-09-08 05:43:01 AM  
I see what subby did there.
 
2012-09-08 05:47:29 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples:
It's pretty clear the man has done nothing illegal, so what's the point?


The point is, if his tax returns were public, people would want what he does to be illegal.
 
2012-09-08 05:57:41 AM  

devek: Adolf Oliver Nipples:
It's pretty clear the man has done nothing illegal, so what's the point?

The point is, if his tax returns were public, people would want what he does to be illegal.


Also, "amnesty" doesn't retroactively make the thing you did legal.
 
2012-09-08 06:05:40 AM  

Lunaville: A friend at my Meeting for Worship


Sounds Orwellian.
 
2012-09-08 06:07:14 AM  

thamike: Lunaville: A friend at my Meeting for Worship

Sounds Orwellian.


1.bp.blogspot.com

Big Brother is Watching You
 
2012-09-08 06:26:32 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: This is Democratic "Birther" stuff.


Notsureifserious.jpg
 
2012-09-08 06:33:33 AM  

digistil: Adolf Oliver Nipples: This is Democratic "Birther" stuff.

Notsureifserious.jpg


He isn't.
 
2012-09-08 06:46:37 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: You know, I don't care for Romney either, but let's think about this for just a minute, objectively:

1) The man is running for the most high-profile office in the world
2) Every Democratic operative in the United States is trying to find something on him
3) Nothing has come up, not on the Internet, not from inside sources, nothing

It's pretty clear the man has done nothing illegal, so what's the point? That he didn't pay his "fair share"? Will knowing that significantly change the narrative of the Democratic Party? They're already on that hammer and tongs. This is Democratic "Birther" stuff. It's enough to remind people that he's a Republican without wasting time on this. What happens if they find what they're looking for and it backfires and makes Romney look good? Be careful what you wish for.

Obama will win without any of this. He doesn't need it.


It's obvious to anybody with any brains that the reason Romney won't show his tax returns is that he has something to hide.
What amazes me is that the "liberal" press gets a pass for not talking about it, after blaring and wanking about the "birf sertifikut" for two years.
"Liberal" media, my ass.
 
2012-09-08 06:47:57 AM  

NowhereMon: ksdanj: God bless Larry Flynt...

 
2012-09-08 07:23:57 AM  
Joe Franklin for President!
 
2012-09-08 07:35:39 AM  

Happy Hours: Lunaville: A friend at my Meeting for Worship and I have agreed to disagree on the topic of Larry Flynt. I think he is interested in promoting peace and is a defender of the First Amendment. She answers that assertion with an eyebrow that rises up, up, up before stating "Even a broken clock is right twice a day, dear."

Larry Flynt is a farking pervert but I gotta give him some respect for daring to publish a lot of porn and defending his right to do so. He knows the public wants it.

What does your friend feel he is wrong about?

I seem to recall him offering up this kind of bounty in the past too. It's kind of funny - people think Hugh Hefner is some sort of sex symbol, but Larry Flynt is a creepy pervert. Are they really very different?

Maybe Flynt needs a better PR department.

And just between you and me if I were stranded on a desert island and I was given a choice of receiving either Playboy or Hustler every month, I'd probably pick Hustler - for the articles of course.


I'd pick Hustler too, but for the pee pics.
 
2012-09-08 07:46:37 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: You know, I don't care for Romney either, but let's think about this for just a minute, objectively:

1) The man is running for the most high-profile office in the world
2) Every Democratic operative in the United States is trying to find something on him
3) Nothing has come up, not on the Internet, not from inside sources, nothing

It's pretty clear the man has done nothing illegal, so what's the point? That he didn't pay his "fair share"? Will knowing that significantly change the narrative of the Democratic Party? They're already on that hammer and tongs. This is Democratic "Birther" stuff. It's enough to remind people that he's a Republican without wasting time on this. What happens if they find what they're looking for and it backfires and makes Romney look good? Be careful what you wish for.

Obama will win without any of this. He doesn't need it.


If the American people have a chance to see how much money Mittens (and therefore by extension, all 1%ers) really savedstole with the Bush tax cuts, it will be easier to get the public to pressure the House Republicans to let them expire.
 
2012-09-08 07:49:00 AM  

devek: Adolf Oliver Nipples:
It's pretty clear the man has done nothing illegal, so what's the point?

The point is, if his tax returns were public, people would want what he does to be illegal.


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