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2012-12-05 08:56:20 AM
i truly abhor the term 'neocon'. it's insipid. somehow it just offends my ear or eye, i don't know why.
 
2012-12-05 08:57:58 AM

blender61: what he said was "I'm a bit of a neocon" Nothing wrong with that really


violentsalvation: I'm a "bit of a neocon" myself. A bit. I don't see what the problem is.


I suspect that the problem is that some people don't have an accurate understanding of what neocon means. In some threads, some Farkers have appeared to think it means something like ultraconservative.
 
2012-12-05 08:58:22 AM
"I'm a bit of a pedophile". He only dabbles in it.
 
2012-12-05 09:02:15 AM
This became clear some years ago when he slapped down Michael Moore for wanting to use "Won't Get Fooled Again" in Fahrenheit 911.
 
2012-12-05 09:05:56 AM

AdolfOliverPanties: Who?


The name of the band.

Who.

The band on stage.

Who.

The name of the band on stage!

WHO!

You're starting to sound like an owl, Skippy.
 
2012-12-05 09:06:34 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: markfara: If Townshend was a pedo, don't you think someone he diddled would have pressed charges by now? The guy's worth millions, after all.

You're thinking of "pederast".


What's a "pederast," Tyrone?
 
2012-12-05 09:08:24 AM

Jake Havechek: Fark Libs

There it is again.

Are you some kind of joke?


www.cynicalsmirk.com

Obama's still a centrist to me, DAMN IT!

/No true liberal would act like a Fark Lib or Obama
 
2012-12-05 09:08:58 AM
Isildur

blender61: what he said was "I'm a bit of a neocon" Nothing wrong with that really

violentsalvation: I'm a "bit of a neocon" myself. A bit. I don't see what the problem is.

I suspect that the problem is that some people don't have an accurate understanding of what neocon means. In some threads, some Farkers have appeared to think it means something like ultraconservative.


Not sure what the big hoopla is. I went to Neo-Con 2012 in San Diego early this year - pick up some pretty righteous action figures, too.

i1.squidoocdn.com
 
2012-12-05 09:22:04 AM

thespindrifter:
Pedos deserve to burn. Townsend was *thoroughly* investigated and cleared. This has been covered time and time again on Fark, and there have been mountains of evidence presented proving that he was just a guy who let morbid curiosity get the best of him, same as anyone who may have accidentally clicked on a goatse or /b/ or something. It's good to be cynical, but even after all of the evidence for his actual cooperation and relative innocence had been presented, there are ...


Regardless of whether it was for prurient interests or not, it's still a crime to access CP. If some average punter had done the same thing, it's almost a foregone conclusion that they would have been arrested, tried and most likely convicted on CP charges. So I'm a bit skeptical of claims he was "thoroughly investigated and cleared" purely
on factual grounds.

That's not to say I think Pete is a pedo. I'm willing to give the guy the benefit of the doubt.

But I can also see why people think that maybe Pete got off easy and think he got away with something.
 
2012-12-05 09:22:43 AM
I agree with him. Here's how we should do it: Shock and Awe before securing the WMDs in Iraq, while we simultaneously slam-dunk Afghanistan.
Six months, tops, for that.
Then we roll into Tehran, kick out the Ayatollah, and we're home for Christmas.
God less America.
Bless, I mean. 
 
2012-12-05 09:24:49 AM
Oh good, then "We Won't Get Fooled Again"?
 
2012-12-05 09:32:11 AM

AdolfOliverPanties: Who?


What the?
 
2012-12-05 09:33:09 AM
Neocons: Not pedophiles but #1 with pedophiles
 
2012-12-05 09:33:58 AM
Pete could be a complete and total neocon and it wouldn't change the fact that this

images.tribe.net

is the greatest album ever.
 
2012-12-05 09:36:58 AM
jj325

Pete could be a complete and total neocon and it wouldn't change the fact that this

upload.wikimedia.org

is the greatest album ever.



You are my new best friend - hope you don't mind.
 
2012-12-05 09:37:13 AM

AdolfOliverPanties: Who?


First base!
 
2012-12-05 09:40:30 AM
What possible evidence could there be that he was doing it for sexual gratification besides what they already know? A pile of stiff socks by his desk? He downloaded CP, admitted to it, end of story as far as breaking the law goes. He got off because of who he is, period. I don't know why some people are so emotionally invested in not being able to entertain the idea that the man is a pedo. I mean, I'm not 100% certain, nobody can be without being there. But c'mon...

I still love the music though. I'm not out to demonize the guy, but don't go telling me you paid for, downloaded and stored multiple images of children having sex for research. Like already stated, it's the generic pathetic response of any random pedo getting caught.
 
2012-12-05 09:40:37 AM

PonceAlyosha: Looks like he...did get fooled again.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-05 09:41:44 AM
Headso 2012-12-05 08:54:13 AM


many in the first world are a little bit neocon, after all we benefit from exploiting developing nations.




Most people who achieve something on their own are a little bit, too.
 
2012-12-05 09:46:01 AM
Wasilla Hillbilly

What possible evidence could there be that he was doing it for sexual gratification besides what they already know? A pile of stiff socks by his desk? He downloaded CP, admitted to it, end of story as far as breaking the law goes. He got off because of who he is, period. I don't know why some people are so emotionally invested in not being able to entertain the idea that the man is a pedo. I mean, I'm not 100% certain, nobody can be without being there. But c'mon...

I still love the music though. I'm not out to demonize the guy, but don't go telling me you paid for, downloaded and stored multiple images of children having sex for research. Like already stated, it's the generic pathetic response of any random pedo getting caught.



Sounds like you are very experienced on the subject. Are you? Experienced?
 
2012-12-05 09:48:09 AM
i.ytimg.com

Can't get fooled again!
 
2012-12-05 09:53:51 AM

karnal: I still love the music though. I'm not out to demonize the guy, but don't go telling me you paid for, downloaded and stored multiple images of children having sex for research. Like already stated, it's the generic pathetic response of any random pedo getting caught.


That's not what happened. You really ought to read up on things before you opine.
 
2012-12-05 09:55:09 AM

Wasilla Hillbilly: What possible evidence could there be that he was doing it for sexual gratification besides what they already know? A pile of stiff socks by his desk? He downloaded CP, admitted to it, end of story as far as breaking the law goes. He got off because of who he is, period. I don't know why some people are so emotionally invested in not being able to entertain the idea that the man is a pedo. I mean, I'm not 100% certain, nobody can be without being there. But c'mon...

I still love the music though. I'm not out to demonize the guy, but don't go telling me you paid for, downloaded and stored multiple images of children having sex for research. Like already stated, it's the generic pathetic response of any random pedo getting caught.


You sure? I wouldn't think they'd use that response if they had an attorney...or a GED in law...admitting you had the stuff does half the prosecutor's work for him.
 
2012-12-05 09:56:28 AM

doubled99: Headso 2012-12-05 08:54:13 AM


many in the first world are a little bit neocon, after all we benefit from exploiting developing nations.



Most people who achieve something on their own are a little bit, too.


neconservatism is more about foreign policy than patting yourself on the back for being born into a situation where you can achieve successes in the field your parents were already successful in.
 
2012-12-05 09:56:40 AM

Marquis de Sod: Tyrone Slothrop: markfara: If Townshend was a pedo, don't you think someone he diddled would have pressed charges by now? The guy's worth millions, after all.

You're thinking of "pederast".

What's a "pederast," Tyrone?


pederasty |ˈpedəˌrastē|
noun
sexual activity involving a man and a boy.
 
2012-12-05 09:56:54 AM
markfara


karnal: I still love the music though. I'm not out to demonize the guy, but don't go telling me you paid for, downloaded and stored multiple images of children having sex for research. Like already stated, it's the generic pathetic response of any random pedo getting caught.

That's not what happened. You really ought to read up on things before you opine.




I didn't write that.....Cut and paste is a little beyond you, isn't it?
 
2012-12-05 09:56:59 AM
Well, those guitars he smashes cost a bit of coin, you know. It's only fair that he gets a tax break.
 
2012-12-05 09:58:15 AM

karnal: markfara


karnal: I still love the music though. I'm not out to demonize the guy, but don't go telling me you paid for, downloaded and stored multiple images of children having sex for research. Like already stated, it's the generic pathetic response of any random pedo getting caught.

That's not what happened. You really ought to read up on things before you opine.



I didn't write that.....Cut and paste is a little beyond you, isn't it?


Yeah, it's pretty complex.

/I did see what I'd done after I posted.
//Sorry.
 
2012-12-05 10:04:30 AM
markfara

karnal: markfara


karnal: I still love the music though. I'm not out to demonize the guy, but don't go telling me you paid for, downloaded and stored multiple images of children having sex for research. Like already stated, it's the generic pathetic response of any random pedo getting caught.

That's not what happened. You really ought to read up on things before you opine.



I didn't write that.....Cut and paste is a little beyond you, isn't it?

Yeah, it's pretty complex.

/I did see what I'd done after I posted.
//Sorry.


No biggie....just busting your balls a bit - in a non-sexual way of course. The author seems to be somewhat of a dweeb....but that's his sad lot.
 
2012-12-05 10:09:07 AM
Typical fark reaction. It's all good until a celebrity expresses the slightest hint of disaffection with leftist politics and suddenly it's all I JUST KNEW THIS GUY WAS A KIDDIE DIDDLER LIKE ALL REPUBLICANS!!!1!
 
2012-12-05 10:10:34 AM
Shut up and play guitar, entertainer. No one cares about your uninformed political opinion.
 
2012-12-05 10:12:18 AM

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: Typical fark reaction. It's all good until a celebrity expresses the slightest hint of disaffection with leftist politics and suddenly it's all I JUST KNEW THIS GUY WAS A KIDDIE DIDDLER LIKE ALL REPUBLICANS!!!1!


I dunno man, joke fruit doesn't hang much lower than a Tonshend/Republican/diddler connection...
 
2012-12-05 10:13:29 AM
Pete expressed somewhat conservative leanings back in the 80s when he supported Reagan's deployment of nuclear missiles in Europe.

I was shocked, SHOCKED to learn recently that he never thought much of Keith Moon as a drummer.
 
2012-12-05 10:15:45 AM
"I thought he [Romney] was throwing the money in such buckets and I thought Obama looked, looked tired," Townshend said of the presidential election.

OK, what's his Fark handle?
 
2012-12-05 10:16:11 AM
Shaggy_C

Shut up and play guitar, entertainer. No one cares about your uninformed political opinion.



Kind of like your uninformed opinion, huh? No one cares?
 
2012-12-05 10:16:22 AM

karnal: Wasilla Hillbilly

What possible evidence could there be that he was doing it for sexual gratification besides what they already know? A pile of stiff socks by his desk? He downloaded CP, admitted to it, end of story as far as breaking the law goes. He got off because of who he is, period. I don't know why some people are so emotionally invested in not being able to entertain the idea that the man is a pedo. I mean, I'm not 100% certain, nobody can be without being there. But c'mon...

I still love the music though. I'm not out to demonize the guy, but don't go telling me you paid for, downloaded and stored multiple images of children having sex for research. Like already stated, it's the generic pathetic response of any random pedo getting caught.


Sounds like you are very experienced on the subject. Are you? Experienced?


Dude. Don't drag Jimi into this.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-05 10:18:04 AM

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: Typical fark reaction. It's all good until a celebrity expresses the slightest hint of disaffection with leftist politics and suddenly it's all I JUST KNEW THIS GUY WAS A KIDDIE DIDDLER LIKE ALL REPUBLICANS!!!1!


The typical Fark reaction seems to be that no one gives a shiat what this washed up guitarist thinks. But then, there are those on the left and right on Fark, who simply must politicize everything and argue with one another for reasons that passes understanding.
 
2012-12-05 10:18:14 AM
Apparently Pete has no idea what a "NeoCon" is.
 
2012-12-05 10:19:07 AM

PunGent: Wasilla Hillbilly: What possible evidence could there be that he was doing it for sexual gratification besides what they already know? A pile of stiff socks by his desk? He downloaded CP, admitted to it, end of story as far as breaking the law goes. He got off because of who he is, period. I don't know why some people are so emotionally invested in not being able to entertain the idea that the man is a pedo. I mean, I'm not 100% certain, nobody can be without being there. But c'mon...

I still love the music though. I'm not out to demonize the guy, but don't go telling me you paid for, downloaded and stored multiple images of children having sex for research. Like already stated, it's the generic pathetic response of any random pedo getting caught.

You sure? I wouldn't think they'd use that response if they had an attorney...or a GED in law...admitting you had the stuff does half the prosecutor's work for him.


Well, people often say shiat when they'd be better off keeping their mouth shut.
 
2012-12-05 10:19:56 AM
Don't believe Pete was a pedo - just either stupid or naive to do what he did and think the police wouldn't come a'knockin at his door.

Not surprised he has conservative leanings either...he got old before he died.
 
2012-12-05 10:20:20 AM
TimSTP


Pete expressed somewhat conservative leanings back in the 80s when he supported Reagan's deployment of nuclear missiles in Europe.

I was shocked, SHOCKED to learn recently that he never thought much of Keith Moon as a drummer.



Where the hell do you get your misinformed information?
 
2012-12-05 10:20:46 AM

JackieRabbit: The First Four Katy Perry Albums: Typical fark reaction. It's all good until a celebrity expresses the slightest hint of disaffection with leftist politics and suddenly it's all I JUST KNEW THIS GUY WAS A KIDDIE DIDDLER LIKE ALL REPUBLICANS!!!1!

The typical Fark reaction seems to be that no one gives a shiat what this washed up guitarist thinks. But then, there are those on the left and right on Fark, who simply must politicize everything and argue with one another for reasons that passes understanding.



And the beards have all grown longer overnight.
 
2012-12-05 10:25:48 AM
www.washingtonpost.com

What a NEoCon might look like.

splitsider.com

What Townsend might think a NeoCon might look like


/Easily confused
 
2012-12-05 10:38:40 AM
For a second I was thinking of Devin Townsend and was sad, then my brain corrected the name and I stopped giving a shiat.
 
2012-12-05 10:46:10 AM
rcuhljr

For a second I was thinking of Devin Townsend and was sad, then my brain corrected the name and I stopped giving a shiat.



Devin Townshend sucks!


/and so does your mother
 
2012-12-05 10:46:52 AM

jrw8778: A pedo with a charity for kids? Hrm, where have I heard this one before?


Is there a betting pool speculating on the names of the four as-yet-undisclosed music-connected celebs who took part in the Jimmy So Vile Follies? If I was a betting man, Pete would be on my list.
 
2012-12-05 10:48:10 AM
Don't worry, scrote. Plenty of neocons leading kickass lives..
 
2012-12-05 10:49:15 AM

markfara: If Townshend was a pedo, don't you think someone he diddled would have pressed charges by now? The guy's worth millions, after all.


Maybe they didn't get a good look at his face.
 
2012-12-05 10:53:03 AM
Headso Smartest
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2012-12-05 09:56:28 AM


doubled99: Headso 2012-12-05 08:54:13 AM


many in the first world are a little bit neocon, after all we benefit from exploiting developing nations.



Most people who achieve something on their own are a little bit, too.

neconservatism is more about foreign policy than patting yourself on the back for being born into a situation where you can achieve successes in the field your parents were already successful in.




What are you talking about?
 
2012-12-05 11:00:43 AM

karnal: Kind of like your uninformed opinion, huh? No one cares?


I went to university where I studied macroeconomics, finance, and public policy.

Pete Townshend did drugs and played guitar.
 
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