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(Yahoo)   Pete Townshend comes out of the closet and admits he's a neocon   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 145
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2012-12-05 11:07:12 AM
Shaggy_C

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.



How does any of that make you an authority on Pete Townshend's political opinion? By the look of this thread your remark that "no one cares" seems a bit......off.
 
2012-12-05 11:08:29 AM
well, he does have a rather prominent nose...

/ducks
 
2012-12-05 11:10:18 AM

doubled99: 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?


My interpretation of your post was that you appeared to be confusing neocon with teabagger type rhetoric.
 
2012-12-05 11:22:06 AM

Shaggy_C: 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.


He did A LOT of drugs. Wait a minute. This is all beginning to make sense.
 
2012-12-05 11:27:15 AM

Alphax: I wonder how that works. He wants to bring US approved democracy to the whole world forcibly, but only somewhat?


Neocons nation-built two places, and both of them are Islamic Republics that ratify and embrace sharia law.

So neocons couldn't even do "U.S. approved democracy" correctly.
 
2012-12-05 11:29:03 AM

karnal: 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?


A "Quadrophenia" documentary aired on BBC America last month. He said Moon was not his kind of drummer (too flamboyant, not enough of just keeping the beat); Townshend then immediately remarked, "Sacrilege, innit?"
 
2012-12-05 11:33:10 AM

karnal: 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?


Clip of documentary, about 16 seconds in: "I didn't think very much of him as a drummer."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09rKeViMY3Y
 
2012-12-05 11:34:30 AM
A rich pedophile that supports right wing causes?

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-05 11:35:29 AM

blender61: what he said was "I'm a bit of a neocon"


That's a bit like saying you're kind of a serial killer.
 
2012-12-05 11:37:56 AM
Somebody link me to all the gobs of evidence that exonerates him completely in your mind.

-Did he ever release the book he's been researching since 1995 on the subject? Or was his 6 page treatise on the subject (after the incident) the culmination of his 7+ years of research? (almost a whole page a year!)
-How exactly did he find the child porn? (I really really really need to know this one for my own research!)
-How can you be studying the subject since 1995 and not know that signing up for terribad stuff on the internet with your own credit card was like asking the coppers to show up at your door?
-Why would you not call the police if you found child porn instead of waiting till there was an investigation and reporters were at your door?
-Did he plead guilty to the charges?
-Was he added to the sex offenders register?
-Was he forced to give a DNA sample?

From The Smoking Gun: "Townshend's paper, which he once posted on his official web site, also notes that the "pathway to 'free' paedophilic imagery is--as it were--laid out like a free line of cocaine at a decadent cocktail party: only the strong willed or terminally uncurious can resist."
 
2012-12-05 11:45:09 AM

FnkyTwn: only the strong willed or terminally uncurious can resist."


yeah....or those that would prefer not to see images of children being abused.
 
2012-12-05 11:45:37 AM

doubled99: Most people who achieve something on their own are a little bit, too.


That's like saying anyone feverish is a little bit Bubonic. 'Neocon' is a threshold, believing work has rewards doesn't make you one.
 
2012-12-05 11:49:30 AM

jrw8778: Mose:Everyone I've ever heard comment about it since just assumes he is.

I think you're naive. Everyone who gets caught says "I was just doing research." Additionally his response was lacking reason: the only reason to observe child pronography is for purient purposes and/or official proceedings related thereto. Whatever he was researching, the focus would not have been on child porn, but the effects of it. Which you can safely do by supporting victims of that crime, without downloading CP.


According to the Metropolitan Police he didn't download any. They took every computer he had and checked it all out. He was logged onto a site for about 30 seconds. He says he was doing it to prove that Visa, Mastercard, etc were profiting from CP. Which I suppose they are, but really not their fault.
 
2012-12-05 11:55:33 AM
He's either full of shiat or borderline retarded.
 
2012-12-05 11:57:56 AM
Daltrey always looks like he wants to punch someone.
 
2012-12-05 12:01:08 PM

kmaywfec: Daltrey always looks like he wants to punch someone.


In his defense, he's really short. Its in their nature.
 
2012-12-05 12:06:58 PM
TimSTP

karnal: 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?

Clip of documentary, about 16 seconds in: "I didn't think very much of him as a drummer."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09rKeViMY3Y



Thanks....would like to see the whole documentary.....in all fairness, the complete quote is "I didn't think very much of him as a drummer at the time" making me think maybe in the early days he thought that.
 
2012-12-05 12:07:29 PM
"Young Man Blues" is a Mose Allison joint. The Who were cutting and pasting before the computer age. Hard to imagine they soldier on without John Entwistle. "Boris the Spider" remains listenable.
 
2012-12-05 12:23:53 PM
People still don't know what "neocon" means, eh?

http://www.newamericancentury.org/

tl;dr: American imperialism and "pre-emptive defense"
 
2012-12-05 12:25:53 PM
www.tvquotes.net

Who's a pedophile?
 
2012-12-05 12:52:23 PM
Did anyone mention that this explains the pedophilia yet?
 
2012-12-05 12:52:55 PM
Well I guess that explains the pedophilia.

Damn, I'm too late to this thread. That was the perfect one-liner. Now it's just filler for the unwashed masses who enter this thread even later. They should get a chuckle out of it though, and let's face it, their drab, dull lives could use some laughter, even if it is oh so fleeting.
 
2012-12-05 01:00:25 PM
Wow, a wealthy white male admits to being a neocon. This is SHOCKING news, I tellsya.
 
2012-12-05 01:08:23 PM
when they get rich and older, they want to keep it and not give it away.
happens to hippies all the time
 
2012-12-05 01:37:01 PM
How many of you know what a Straussian is? None of you know who were leading your dull asses for the past decade. They were like NaziLite. And none of you bothered to investigate.

Look up The Big Lie.
 
2012-12-05 03:06:34 PM

Phil Moskowitz: How many of you know what a Straussian is?


i do. leo strauss. university of chicago. mentor to paul wolfowitz and other liberals-turned-neocons. an elitist who believed the great unwashed were not intelligent enough to know what's good for them.
 
2012-12-05 03:08:46 PM
i should add that strauss and his proteges believed that western morals were inherently superior and should be spread by the sword if necessary.
 
2012-12-05 03:26:50 PM
That's a weird way to spell kid-toucher.
 
2012-12-05 03:50:23 PM
FlashHarry


Phil Moskowitz: How many of you know what a Straussian is?

i do. leo strauss. university of chicago. mentor to paul wolfowitz and other liberals-turned-neocons. an elitist who believed the great unwashed were not intelligent enough to know what's good for them.



Sounds a lot like our current administration
 
2012-12-05 04:19:01 PM
Has Pete Townsend gone Pete Tong?
 
2012-12-05 04:23:25 PM
The guy is giving an interview at a benefit they are doing for cancer kids and people are gonna flame on over him not being to the left of themselves.... I guess no good deed goes unpunished.
 
2012-12-05 04:24:26 PM
brantgoose


Has Pete Townsend gone Pete Tong?


Pete Tong Presents Quadrophenia is a favorite among the mods
 
2012-12-05 07:20:42 PM
"I'm a bit of a neocon"

I'd like to him hear him actually elaborate on the statement. Seems if you know the word "neocon,' then you would be familiar with the whole Bill Kristol/PNAC/Iraq/Iran/AIPAC business.

Also he was surprised that Romney dumped "buckets of money" into the campaign but didn't elaborate on whether he thought the ideology was better.

Vague article is vague.
 
2012-12-05 07:41:06 PM

FlashHarry: Phil Moskowitz: How many of you know what a Straussian is?

i do. leo strauss. university of chicago. mentor to paul wolfowitz and other liberals-turned-neocons. an elitist who believed the great unwashed were not intelligent enough to know what's good for them.


Thank god there's a few out there. My thread bare faith.. I can keep it.
 
2012-12-05 07:53:13 PM

karnal: FlashHarry


Phil Moskowitz: How many of you know what a Straussian is?

i do. leo strauss. university of chicago. mentor to paul wolfowitz and other liberals-turned-neocons. an elitist who believed the great unwashed were not intelligent enough to know what's good for them.


Sounds a lot like our current administration


Actually, no. But it does fit the Bush Years to a "T." That probably makes you mad or something.
 
2012-12-05 08:08:14 PM
So he's a socialist who doesn't think anything should be paid for?
 
2012-12-05 09:03:58 PM
He thought Romney would win because he was throwing money every where and Obama' looked tired? Money and looks will win.?

Yup, he's a Neocon.
 
2012-12-05 09:18:56 PM
What Townsend might think a NeoCon might look likewww.thewho.net
 
2012-12-05 09:23:52 PM
That is the most transparent closet in history.
 
2012-12-05 10:06:25 PM
In other news, Pete Townsend has been musically inert for 30 years and nobody gives a shiat about him.

The Nugent Lounge is just down the hall, Mr. Townsend.
 
2012-12-05 10:14:51 PM
Kind of assumed this to be true...

/the partying on the left, is now the partying on the right
 
2012-12-05 10:30:33 PM

dickfreckle: "I thought he [Romney] was throwing the money in such buckets and I thought Obama looked, looked tired," Townshend said of the presidential election.

And yet they still lost. This election proved that even Citizens United couldn't buy the entire government from the people.

There's hope yet, even in America.


I guess he won't get fooled again.
 
2012-12-06 12:51:33 AM

Parmenius: That is the most transparent closet in history.


Well, come now... let's not exaggerate.

www.sitcomsonline.com
 
2012-12-06 08:03:08 AM
Kibbler

In other news, Pete Townsend has been musically inert for 30 years and nobody gives a shiat about him.




This is so much better than anything you like:

TheWhoFrom2006
 
2012-12-07 07:39:39 AM
Well..I guess this means all the Liberals who started buying/downloading The Who music because they thought Townsend was a Pedophile (he was not)...looks like they will burn all their Who music now that Townsend is leaning NeoCon

Heck, "Won't Get Fooled Again" is more Libertarian than anything else...."meet the new boss....same as the old boss"

Had a hint that Townsend may have been leaning Right (and Correct) while listening to "Squeeze Box"....learned that conservative redneck folks had sex, too...
 
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