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2012-12-05 02:02:41 AM  
what he said was "I'm a bit of a neocon" 

Nothing wrong with that really. Only a f(t)ool agrees in totality with any party's line.

If you rtfa, it is rather reasonable.
 
2012-12-05 02:11:31 AM  
Should've died before he got old.
 
2012-12-05 02:30:24 AM  
Who?
 
2012-12-05 02:35:37 AM  
Huh. A guy who was arrested for 'researching' kiddie porn? Whoda thought?
 
2012-12-05 02:47:35 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.

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.
 
2012-12-05 03:02:09 AM  
I'm a "bit of a neocon" myself. A bit. I don't see what the problem is. We all have different colored streaks in our undergarments than the stain we put forward publicly. He makes music, who cares what he thinks, anyway? I personally hate the who's music. Damn owls.
 
2012-12-05 06:22:14 AM  
"OI PETE! YOU STILL WANKING OFF TO LITTLE KIDS YOU PAEDO?"
 
2012-12-05 07:08:59 AM  
This explains the latest version of Tommy, starring Dick Cheney as the "Pinball Wizard" Karl Rove as "Uncle Ernie" and Condoleeza Rice as the "Acid Queen"
 
2012-12-05 07:23:27 AM  

vernonFL: This explains the latest version of Tommy, starring Dick Cheney as the "Pinball Wizard" Karl Rove as "Uncle Ernie" and Condoleeza Rice as the "Acid Queen"


I'd watch that.
 
2012-12-05 07:23:37 AM  
Oh look. A republican, boy loving pedo. I'm shocked!
 
2012-12-05 07:24:19 AM  
I wonder how that works. He wants to bring US approved democracy to the whole world forcibly, but only somewhat?
 
2012-12-05 07:25:29 AM  
But nowadays, the old man, he's got all the money.

And the young man ain't got nothing in the world....

/heavy jamming
 
2012-12-05 07:26:46 AM  
Came to make obvious comparisons on neocons and pedo porn, but I see by 10 comments in that I'm already too late.
 
2012-12-05 07:26:57 AM  
Yet he was OK with the election results due to continuity or whatever. Shocking coming from someone who grew up in a monarchy, I know.

Sounds like his opinion on American politics is like the superficial "if I have to choose" opinion most Americans probably have regarding English soccer teams. "Oh, that uniform looks cool. The crowd has some nice chants. I'm rooting for this team. They lost? Oh well. Whatever."
 
2012-12-05 07:27:07 AM  
He always has been.
 
2012-12-05 07:27:07 AM  

Muta: vernonFL: This explains the latest version of Tommy, starring Dick Cheney as the "Pinball Wizard" Karl Rove as "Uncle Ernie" and Condoleeza Rice as the "Acid Queen"

I'd watch that.


Hell, I'd *HIT* Condi as the Acid Queen. Especially if she can move her lips like Tina Turner.
 
2012-12-05 07:28:13 AM  
Down with the bedclothes
Up with your nightshirt!
Fiddle about
Fiddle about
Fiddle about !
 
2012-12-05 07:28:16 AM  
Daltrey says the program, which is expanding into the United States after operating in the UK for the last decade, is improving care for teenagers with cancer. "It's looking like between ten and fifteen percent improvement of the medicine, just by giving them a space of their own, so that they can be teenager," Daltrey said.

Wow, those are some pretty High Numbers.
 
2012-12-05 07:35:55 AM  
A pedo with a charity for kids? Hrm, where have I heard this one before?
 
2012-12-05 07:37:38 AM  
Its good to see people in the entertainment industry standing up to Progressive McCarthyism.
 
2012-12-05 07:38:07 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Who?


iseewhatyoudidthere.jpeg
 
2012-12-05 07:44:15 AM  

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


"From the very beginning I acknowledged that I did access this site and that I had given the police full access to all of my computers," said the former member of the Who.

"As I made clear at the outset, I accessed the site because of my concerns at the shocking material readily available on the internet to children as well as adults, and as part of my research towards the campaign I had been putting together since 1995 to counter damage done by all kinds of pornography on the internet, but especially any involving child abuse.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/may/08/arts.ukcrime

I'm not defending the guy, don't know him, and I'm probably as cynical as the next guy. But it'd be pretty shiatty for him if he isn't actually a pedo, the way things went. Everyone I've ever heard comment about it since just assumes he is.
 
2012-12-05 07:56:01 AM  
This is an outrage?
 
2012-12-05 07:58:57 AM  
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.
 
2012-12-05 08:09:55 AM  
CavalierEternal

Should've died before he got old.



There are people that think the same thing about you.
 
2012-12-05 08:12:03 AM  
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.
 
2012-12-05 08:12:17 AM  
Oldnewsisexciting.jpg

He indicated he leaned that way around ten years ago.
 
2012-12-05 08:12:27 AM  
It's a case of too much magic bus....
 
2012-12-05 08:13:08 AM  
Wasn't he the Chinball Wizard?
 
2012-12-05 08:14:56 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.


I hope your permanently recorded, illegally wiretapped internet history gets read by the "authorities" some day, and can't wait to watch you wiggle and squirm on the hook as you try to defend 1/10th of the shiat you have accidentally clicked on, stumbled across, or didn't even look at, but was seen by someone else on your router after the power went out that one time and it went back to the wide-open out-of-box default settings...

judgemental cocksucking armchair warriors who weren't there deserve that kind of instant karma, you bigoted, self-righteous prick. If he had been guilty, the authoritarian Scotland Yard would have been all too happy to make him suffer for life; just look at Gary Glitter!

Mose: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/may/08/arts.ukcrime

I'm not defending the guy, don't know him, and I'm probably as cynical as the next guy. But it'd be pretty shiatty for him if he isn't actually a pedo, the way things went. Everyone I've ever heard comment about it since just assumes he is.


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 still the die-hards out there like the 'tard who replied to you earlier that will refuse to listen to reason and want to happily join a lynch mob like the evil sheep in Alabama that are all to happy to murder an accused black man in the early 1960s. Be glad you aren't one of those mindless monsters that ignore the law and think they are above it.
 
2012-12-05 08:15:27 AM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: Daltrey says the program, which is expanding into the United States after operating in the UK for the last decade, is improving care for teenagers with cancer. "It's looking like between ten and fifteen percent improvement of the medicine, just by giving them a space of their own, so that they can be teenager," Daltrey said.

Wow, those are some pretty High Numbers.


And that was after all the Detours.
 
2012-12-05 08:19:47 AM  
Mose: Everyone I've ever heard comment about it since just assumes he is.

And this is why you should hope you're never falsely accused of any sort of sex crime, especially involving a kid. Even if you're innocent, and it's proven in a court of law several times over, you're still always guilty in the eye of the public.

FWIW, I don't think Pete's a pedo, probably because I read up on what actually happened rather than just blindly jumped on the "Pete's a pedo" bandwagon of public herp-derp.
 
2012-12-05 08:26:03 AM  

BarrRepublican: But nowadays, the old man, he's got all the money.


After suffering destitution for the last 40 years, at rock bottom making due with a Rolls instead of Bentley.
 
2012-12-05 08:27:32 AM  
Looks like he...did get fooled again.
 
2012-12-05 08:28:22 AM  
Daltrey says the program, which is expanding into the United States after operating in the UK for the last decade, is improving care for teenagers with cancer.
"It's looking like between ten and fifteen percent improvement of the medicine, just by giving them a space of their own, so that they can be teenager," Daltrey said.



Don't really care about Townsend's political views, honestly.

It's good to see these very wealthy individuals putting their money and fame to good use. I applaud them for it.


Live at Leeds is still one of my favorite albums.
 
2012-12-05 08:30:51 AM  

stonent: Oldnewsisexciting.jpg

He indicated he leaned that way around ten years ago.


I don't think anyone cared then either. The neocon movement has been dead since 2004. It served its last purpose with the re-election (re-election-stealing?) of Dubya. It was replaced by the tea party movement, which has also served its last purpose (and failed). It will be interesting to see what the GOP's next marketing strategy will be.
 
2012-12-05 08:31:09 AM  
Pedo wasteland, it's just a pedo wasteland...

You'd think someone like Townsend who has money would just pay to have someone research the sexual abuse of children so then he can speak out against it.
 
2012-12-05 08:32:22 AM  

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

"From the very beginning I acknowledged that I did access this site and that I had given the police full access to all of my computers," said the former member of the Who.

"As I made clear at the outset, I accessed the site because of my concerns at the shocking material readily available on the internet to children as well as adults, and as part of my research towards the campaign I had been putting together since 1995 to counter damage done by all kinds of pornography on the internet, but especially any involving child abuse.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/may/08/arts.ukcrime

I'm not defending the guy, don't know him, and I'm probably as cynical as the next guy. But it'd be pretty shiatty for him if he isn't actually a pedo, the way things went. Everyone I've ever heard comment about it since just assumes he is.


I do. The pedo thing was total bullshiat. The way he did what he did was not particularly bright but there is far more evidence he was doing research than fapping to pictures of children.
 
2012-12-05 08:33:30 AM  
keylock71

Daltrey says the program, which is expanding into the United States after operating in the UK for the last decade, is improving care for teenagers with cancer.
"It's looking like between ten and fifteen percent improvement of the medicine, just by giving them a space of their own, so that they can be teenager," Daltrey said.


Don't really care about Townsend's political views, honestly.

It's good to see these very wealthy individuals putting their money and fame to good use. I applaud them for it.


Live at Leeds is still one of my favorite albums.



Yeah - Definitely my favorite live album.
 
2012-12-05 08:34:49 AM  
skinink


Pedo wasteland, it's just a pedo wasteland...

You'd think someone like Townsend who has money would just pay to have someone research the sexual abuse of children so then he can speak out against it.



Someone like........you?
 
2012-12-05 08:35:20 AM  
I'd like to think that if I had a child who turned out to be a neocon, I'd still love him just as much.
 
2012-12-05 08:36:34 AM  

GibbyTheMole:
And this is why you should hope you're never falsely accused of any sort of sex crime, especially involving a kid. Even if you're innocent, and it's proven in a court of law several times over, you're still always guilty in the eye of the public.

FWIW, I don't think Pete's a pedo, probably because I read up on what actually happened rather than just blindly jumped on the "Pete's a pedo" bandwagon of public herp-derp.

T.M.S.:
I do. The pedo thing was total bullshiat. The way he did what he did was not particularly bright but there is far more evidence he was doing research than fapping to pictures of children.


Yeah, I hope he's not. Seems like a good guy based on his charity work and whatnot.
 
2012-12-05 08:38:26 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.


You're thinking of "pederast".
 
2012-12-05 08:40:34 AM  
Looks like a bunch of Fark Libs

* puts on sunglasses *

Won't Get Fooled Again.


/YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
 
2012-12-05 08:41:45 AM  

imontheinternet: I'd like to think that if I had a child who turned out to be a neocon, I'd still love him just as much.


I know you're probably saying this in jest, but all the families I know that get into serious, won't talk to each other for lengthy periods of time-type fights over politics are generally idiots and/or thrive on drama (same thing?)

I have aunts who are to the left of Stalin and uncles who keep a copy of the Prince at their bedside (well not quite, but you get the picture). They've pretty much agreed to disagree and can give and take good ribbing about it and still laugh it off.
 
2012-12-05 08:42:51 AM  

imontheinternet: I'd like to think that if I had a child who turned out to be a neocon, I'd still love him just as much.


Yes, but you'd still introduce him to some really nice moderates in the hope that it's just a phase.
 
2012-12-05 08:43:03 AM  
Fark Libs

There it is again.

Are you some kind of joke?
 
2012-12-05 08:43:57 AM  

imontheinternet: I'd like to think that if I had a child who turned out to be a neocon, I'd still love him just as much.


I'd wait for the MRI results first.
 
2012-12-05 08:46:30 AM  
♫ ...behind bluered eyes... ♪
 
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.
 
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
Funniest
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.
 
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
Funniest
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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