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07 Mar 2017 6:52 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Capital punishment on tmp" to "Capital punishment on TMP"


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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 1:33 p.m. PST

Right now there is a brutal crime against humanity going on over at the polls, the most heinous thing to happen at tmp.

The poll question was what movies bombed at the box office or among the critics but wargamers love. Let's just say the options in that poll was mostly the total opposite of the question. With sevral options being Oscar winners. Some options considered some of the best movies made etc.

It's time for a good old witch hunt. We must track down the posters in the original thread that nominated these type of movies. Line them up against the wall and shoot'em.

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Mar 2017 1:57 p.m. PST

Ah, IIRC, you can be DH'd, or banned from TMP, or certain boards for saying stuff like that.

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 2:57 p.m. PST

Nope-we're wargamers…we shoot people all the time.

Legion 407 Mar 2017 5:11 p.m. PST

Yes as Mako noted. Be careful even threatening violence in jest, etc., to other TMPers could get you DH'd, etc., …

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 5:24 p.m. PST

Just back from Sweden, Gunfreak?

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 6:16 p.m. PST

WTF! It was NICE, and QUIET and PEACEFUL and someone has to open their mouth with this CR#P!

Can't leave things alone, can we!

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 6:29 p.m. PST

Well,the Dawghouse has been empty for a couple of weeks now.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Mar 2017 6:53 p.m. PST

The only capital punishment we have is for people who spell tmp instead of TMP! evil grin

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 8:56 p.m. PST

well i guess e.e.cummings wouldn't last long here. . .

zoneofcontrol07 Mar 2017 9:25 p.m. PST

I would much prefer Capitol Punishment. That would require them to sit through a certain number of hours of local, regional or federal government "performances" and then come back here and critique them for us.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 12:59 a.m. PST

threatening violence in jest

Ralph, my understanding is only the three pictured below can threaten violence "in jest".


picture

As far as I can tell, none of them has served time in the Dawghouse.

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 3:15 a.m. PST

It seems like Gunfreak's not going to suffer any consequences either!

Legion 408 Mar 2017 2:25 p.m. PST

my understanding is only the three pictured below can threaten violence "in jest".
So now you calling me a Stooge ?

Bleeped text! It was NICE, and QUIET and PEACEFUL and someone has to open their mouth with this CR#P!

Can't leave things alone, can we!

Seems like some can't just leave things be, it appears Andrew.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 11:41 p.m. PST

So now you calling me a Stooge ?

You never fail to amaze me, Ralph. I can only hope such comments are subtle self-mockery.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2017 6:56 a.m. PST
Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2017 12:50 p.m. PST

For we fans, they were *not* a fifth-rate Marx Brothers knock-off whose principal contribution to the art of comedy was the twin-fingered eye-poke. Note bene: I'm talking about the Three Stooges & NOT any TMP members.

Evidently Hitler had them on a death list as he regarded their various parodies of him as more dangerous than the American army.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2017 4:23 p.m. PST

Here's another contemporary source of Hitler parodies--Spike Jones. Not the obvious one,but more rarely seen (pretty outrageous,though):

https://youtu.be/jejxtVf72yg

They appear at about 1:30.

Legion 409 Mar 2017 4:51 p.m. PST

You never fail to amaze me, Ralph [prefer you called me L4]. I can only hope such comments are subtle self-mockery

Why would I engage in self-mockery, when there are others here who do it for me ?

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2017 11:33 p.m. PST

Humour's a potent weapon, Haf.

Gilray et al who drew Napoleon as a type of dwarf, altered public perception of a man of average height. Who doesn't picture a fat, greasy little misshapen Italian obsessed with his own military worth?

Ralph: stop looking for the (imaginary) slings & arrows of outrageous fortune in every post & just accept not every post is about you.

Legion 410 Mar 2017 8:39 a.m. PST

just accept not every post is about you.
They are not ?!?!? huh?

But you mentioned my name in the post with the 3 Stooges pic … Hmmm ?

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 1:26 p.m. PST

Where's that eye-rolling emoticon when you need it?

Legion 410 Mar 2017 4:37 p.m. PST

I'm not the only one who thinks you were referring to me as Larry or Curly or Mo … Maybe they are wrong as well ? Hmmm ?

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 6:21 p.m. PST

I'm not responsible for the company you keep, Ralph. If they think my post was an insult perhaps they need reading comprehension lessons. Complain to Bill. He, sensible man, would see that post as unobjectionable to any normal person.

You don't like mention of Greek Lyric poetry, of Shakespeare or the Bible. You think a link to the Three Stooges is an insult. I'm surprised you didn't see my post (above) mentioning Napoleon as a direct reference to you, Ralph.

Is there any other classic TV I can't mention?
"Sergeant Bilko", maybe? Or "Leave it to Beaver"? How about "The Honeymooners"? Is there any other censorship you desire?

I'd hate to ruffle your feathers, Ralph. And since you were booted off the UM boards, you don't ruffle mine with unconscionable comments. So let's leave your delicate sensibilities there. Hmmmm?

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 2:35 a.m. PST

Now, now this was a light hearted thread about the extrajudicial mass murder of fellow TMPer. Let's not make a thing of it.

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

"Let's not bicker and argue over who wants to kill who…"

Legion 411 Mar 2017 10:30 a.m. PST

I'm surprised you didn't see my post (above) mentioning Napoleon as a direct reference to you, Ralph.
No I understood you were referring to napoleon … And I'm not greasy …

Of course if you said that about another race or religion you be labeled a racist and bigot. E.g. if you'd replaced Napoleon with Saladin, Hussain, Nasser, etc., in that comment. Certainly you'd upset the liberal, academic, intellectual, ideologues, etc., here. And torches & pitch forks would follow shortly.

However, I thought that might be your intent to direct those comments my way. So I let your attempt to "ruffle my feathers" pass at that time.

Is there any other censorship you desire?
Yes … Deleted by Moderator & stifle and/or ignore me … That would be nice …

unconscionable comments.
You seem to make it a point to make comments about anything I say …

I'm not responsible for the company you keep, Ralph[call be L4]. If they think my post was an insult perhaps they need reading comprehension lessons
The company I keep are every bit as intelligent as any others here. And in many cases even more so. They just have similar beliefs as I do. Which are different than yours … So I assure you their reading comprehension is fine. Better than mine I'd venture.

And since you were booted off the UM boards, you don't ruffle mine with unconscionable comments. So let's leave your delicate sensibilities there. Hmmmm?
But you still manage to ruffle mine … Hmmmm ? And my sensibilities in reality and not online are anything but "delicate" ….

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 5:03 p.m. PST

Of course if you said that about another race or religion you be labeled a racist and bigot.

Reading comprehension, Ralph. I *didn't* say that about anyone. I wrote that the political satirists of the time created an enduring negative image of Bonaparte. The implication was it was untrue or, at least, a distortion. That was the point of the post. I was surprised to think by referring to Napoleon, I was referring to you!!! As for your tying in various Islamic figures, I think that says something about you?

I am trying not to ruffle your sensibilities, Ralph, but it's hard. You seem to be very easily offended. Hmmmmmm! "Delicate" seems to be the le mot juste.

Legion 412 Mar 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

I said –

No I understood you were referring to napoleon
I think there may be some lack of reading comprehension on your side ?

As for your tying in various Islamic figures, I think that says something about you?
As you pointed out I was banned from the UM boards for reasons I will not go into. And I almost never mention the religion or ethnicity for concern I will be called a racist, bigot, etc.

However, Let me make it a little clearer. YOU posted –

Who doesn't picture a fat, greasy little misshapen Italian obsessed with his own military worth?
If you replaced Italian with arab or moslem that would get you at least get a trip to the DH. But since it's Italian … I guess it's OK here on TMP ?

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 12:05 p.m. PST

However, Let me make it a little clearer.

Thank you. Despite your reliance on emoticons, it's often difficult to fathom what you mean.Do you ever re-read & edit your posts? It might aid in clarifying what you intend. It's never too late to hone your comprehension & writing skills.

If you replaced Italian with arab or moslem that would get you at least get a trip to the DH

Really? One wonders why you persevere with such a biased forum, if this is the case.
However, let's try a little experiment to test the veracity of your viewpoint:

Obviously all dictators claim to be a "clean" president, but Nasser was as corrupt in many ways as his successors.He merely switched who benefitted from his rule from the previous regime. Corruption is endemic to Egypt and for Nasser, the "greasy backhander" remained. Personally, he was short to the point of ridicule but, egoist, always vetted photographs so only ones shot up, making him look taller, were printed. I won't go into his increasing weight problem but one journalist who described him as "obese" was reportedly gaoled.

He – or people around him if you are a simplistic & apologetic Nasserist – imprisoned thousands of political dissidents on both ends of the political opposition, communists and Muslim Brotherhood. He introduced torture culture in policing and prisons. He lost Sinai in the war with Israel.

He was an accomplished liar and in international relationships with Britain, France & Israel, played to the home audience to bolster his shaky rule.

His legacy is the current disasters of the 'Arab Spring'. Clearly a moslem leaders who like many/most accomplished nothing good.

Legion 412 Mar 2017 12:11 p.m. PST

I won't take the bait.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 12:21 p.m. PST

I won't take the bait.

No, Ralph, you won't admit you're wrong. There is no "bait". If I get Dawghoused over my post, you are correct in thinking TMP is prejudiced & unfair & biased against "all right-thinking Americans". If I don't, it proves your claims are ludicrous. Simple. You don't even have to do anything but crow …if you're right.

Legion 412 Mar 2017 4:40 p.m. PST

I don't think I'm wrong about anything in regards to my posts to you. I was setting up a situation where it seems there is little "equality" in some cases.

I was said to be racist & bigoted to a certain group in certain locations, who "practice" a certain "version" of a certain religion. However those like you don't get it. And never will.

Anyone that threatens my people, way of life, etc. is the Enemy. I don't care if they come from Mars and pray to Disney's Pluto. To me it will always come down to, if need be – Us or them … Whether from Mars, Jupiter, or any where here on Terra.

"all right-thinking Americans"
If that is what my thinking makes me to you and those like you. So be it.
ludicrous. Simple.
That works both ways.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 8:50 p.m. PST

Ralph, you got me. I'm the one with the reading comprehension problems this time.

From watching movies like 'Rambo' & 'Top Gun' I have a vague idea of what you're on about but only very vague. Are you implying that "I can't handle the truth"?

I'd ask you to re-phrase & re-post but I doubt it'll make any more sense. You like the last word, Ralph, so I'll leave it to you.

Legion 413 Mar 2017 6:55 a.m. PST

Anyone that threatens my people, way of life, etc. is the Enemy. I don't care if they come from Mars and pray to Disney's Pluto. To me it will always come down to, if need be – Us or them … Whether from Mars, Jupiter, or any where here on Terra.
Copy this and anytime you want to start the same old arguments, comments, preaching, trying to convert me to your way of thinking, etc.

Reread that. It would save us both a lot of time.

I'm the one with the reading comprehension problems this time.
Regardless … Here's a suggestion to stop having any reading comprehension problems with my posts. Don't read them … or stifle or ignore me.

Again … would save not only us a lot of time and hassle. But the others on TMP will not have to be burdened by our Forever War of negative postings , etc., etc. The Hatfields & McCoys had less differences of opinion, etc., with each other. Than you & I … link

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 11:27 a.m. PST

You see, kids…..
This is why we can't have nice things.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 2:42 p.m. PST

What do you mean? This was my plan all along, when I made this stupid thread my giant evil Moriarty style brain knew that this would trigger an argument between Legion 4 and Ochoin.

Now for my next evil genius Blofeld style plan. I'll trick Winston Smith and John the OFM to make out with each other.

Legion 413 Mar 2017 4:29 p.m. PST

You see, kids…..
This is why we can't have nice things.
I know … frown

my giant evil Moriarty style brain knew that this would trigger an argument between Legion 4 and Ochoin
Does not take much … I'll freely admit ….

General Disaster14 Mar 2017 4:06 a.m. PST

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Legion 414 Mar 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

I have a bad habit to not back down … when I'm attacked. It's a quality that is a double edge sword. Very Old habits are hard to break …

It has been suggested before for me to stifle him … But if my replies to him are upsetting to some, they may want to stifle me. evil grin

Legion 414 Mar 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

"A Man Like Wales Lives By The Feud"

General Disaster14 Mar 2017 2:06 p.m. PST

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Legion 414 Mar 2017 3:15 p.m. PST

Thanks for the advise …

Personal logo Texas Jack Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 2:45 p.m. PST

Ralph I agree with General Disaster, one of you needs to ignore and stifle the other, cause this dog just don΄t hunt.

Legion 415 Mar 2017 4:07 p.m. PST

Again … Thanks for the advise …

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