Page 9 of 28 FirstFirst 12345678910111213141516171819 ... LastLast
Results 161 to 180 of 547

Thread: Headline News Thread

  1. #161
    He fixes the cable?
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    21,744
    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    What is Jerusalem?
    Nothing. Everything!
    Is there anything Orlando Bloom can't do with bow and arrow?

  2. #162
    Banned Foxton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Gwinn
    Posts
    9,234

    Re: Headline News Thread

    Is Williams the first person to get punished for lying about something in Iraq?

  3. #163
    Priceless
    Guest

    Re: Headline News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxton View Post
    Is Williams the first person to get punished for lying about something in Iraq?
    He will be the first, last and only person.

  4. #164
    Streaky
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Saint Paul, MN
    Posts
    341

    Re: Headline News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by huskyfan View Post
    we can (and have) argued all day about the racist proclivities of the Democratic party. pro slavery, pro South, pro Jim Crow, pro Dixiecrat, pro welfare, pro terrible inner city school and on and on and on all the while telling black people they are not as good or as smart and obviously can't make it on their own and therefore must be "taken care of" by their kindly masters, the Democrats. I realize you believe that sometime, a flip flop occurred and now the Republican are pro slavery, pro South, pro Jim Crow, etc. I don't think either party supports those positions now, but it always enjoyable to pull your chain. thanks.

    the Crusades. an interesting period of history where its possible for every person in the world to hold a differing opinion and still be correct. its that messed up. Muslims captured the Levant in the mid 600s. why this didn't gather any European attention has hundreds of explanations. see previous sentence. personally I think it was because most of Europe wasn't even Christian itself at the time (or bare so) and those that were, were so backward they didn't even know where Jerusalem was. if you lived in the Levant at the time Muslim rule was enlightened and civilized. and in some cases amazingly tolerant. it was only when the Komnenos got their panties in a bunch about their Byzantime Empire being eaten up by the ever encroaching Muslims that they asked for European help in 1096. once again, you me and every other historian of the era has a reason this happened. heck, a good Marxist argument could be made for the rising of the peasant worker. or a Pope wanting a bunch of troublemakers off his back. *** for tat until the Muslims took down the Byzantine empire - 1452 or 53?? - and finally arrived on Vienna's doorstep in 1529. its a timeline not specific dates.

    Michigan State. History, Art History and Classical Studies. some emphasis in Central European history. Latin and Greek. I think time has long ago revoked their licenses. may they RIP.
    If you say "three," mister, you'll never hear the man count "ten."

  5. #165
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    between Scylla and Charybdis
    Posts
    8,350

    Re: Headline News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxton View Post
    Is Williams the first person to get punished for lying about something in Iraq?
    Soldiers from Abu Ghraib were punished once the truth came out, no?



    and I'd say Saddam Hussein was punished for telling lies about the status of his WMDs as well.
    "Hope is a good thing; maybe the best of things."

    "While I thought it was the light at the end of the tunnel, in reality it was the headlight of an oncoming train."

    "Beer is a sign that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -- Benjamin Franklin

  6. #166

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Secret Lair
    Posts
    49,102

    Re: Headline News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by huskyfan View Post
    Michigan State. History, Art History and Classical Studies. some emphasis in Central European history. Latin and Greek. I think time has long ago revoked their licenses. may they RIP.
    So, even with a history degree you let fly your original post, which plays into the dippy Neocon narrative that the violence of the crusades was a sort of self-defense proto-GWOT fighting the scourge of radical Islam knocking down the gates of Christendom?

    I'm not sure that's any better...
    2016 USCHO POSER OF THE YEAR

    "The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance." -- Thomas Paine

    Cornell University
    NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014

  7. #167

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Secret Lair
    Posts
    49,102

    Re: Headline News Thread

    Welp, wasn't us.

    When we do this, we clean the place out.
    2016 USCHO POSER OF THE YEAR

    "The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance." -- Thomas Paine

    Cornell University
    NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014

  8. #168
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Phoenix. AZ
    Posts
    23,018

    Re: Headline News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxton View Post
    Is Williams the first person to get punished for lying about something in Iraq?
    He's the first making ten million a year who is the face of a "news" organization allegedly dedicated to reporting fairly, objectively and accurately to millions of people every night.
    2011 Poser of the Year & Pulitzer Prize winning machine gunner.

  9. #169
    I got nothing Slap Shot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines
    Posts
    28,815
    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    and I'd say Saddam Hussein was punished for telling lies about the status of his WMDs as well.
    He was punished for taking a supposed shot of Sr. and for Jr. feeling like he had to make his mark on this world.

  10. #170
    Banned Foxton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Gwinn
    Posts
    9,234

    Re: Headline News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Pio View Post
    He's the first making ten million a year who is the face of a "news" organization allegedly dedicated to reporting fairly, objectively and accurately to millions of people every night.
    Well that could be anybody on fox news. Seriously, can you narrow it down a bit?

  11. #171
    no question huskyfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Copper Falls
    Posts
    22,622

    Re: Headline News Thread

    the Brian Williams story has advanced considerably.

    numerous other stories have come out where he has inflated what he was reporting on. I think we can forgive the "robbed at gunpoint" and "rescued puppies" as youthful misremembrances. the Katrina story casts him in a very bad light as does Israeli chopper gate. the biggest whopper, personally, is the one that he took himself off the air last weekend. on Saturday. right. no actual NBC Executives were involved in this decision.

    I was intrigued to find out he doesn't have a j school degree, actually only a year or two of any college.

    NBC will announce his fate tomorrow. read that as "what our Comcast masters tell us to do".
    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    mel's so good, 6 teams quit as soon as he entered the conference.
    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    I don't always drink Kool-aid, but when I do, I prefer Coach Pearson's.
    Quote Originally Posted by mtu_huskies
    "We are not too far away from a national championship," said (John) Scott.
    Boosh Factor 3.14159

  12. #172

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Secret Lair
    Posts
    49,102

    Re: Headline News Thread

    The hairdoos on NBC, Fox, etc do not matter.

    This matters.
    2016 USCHO POSER OF THE YEAR

    "The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance." -- Thomas Paine

    Cornell University
    NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014

  13. #173
    no question huskyfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Copper Falls
    Posts
    22,622

    Re: Headline News Thread

    that was quick. suspended 6 months without pay. yeah, going without that million in the pocket is going to hurt for sure.
    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    mel's so good, 6 teams quit as soon as he entered the conference.
    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    I don't always drink Kool-aid, but when I do, I prefer Coach Pearson's.
    Quote Originally Posted by mtu_huskies
    "We are not too far away from a national championship," said (John) Scott.
    Boosh Factor 3.14159

  14. #174
    Banned Foxton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Gwinn
    Posts
    9,234

    Re: Headline News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    The hairdoos on NBC, Fox, etc do not matter.

    This matters.
    And of course he's the best one to give context on this ****.

    http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/j3...f-the-veracity

  15. #175
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,805

    Re: Headline News Thread

    Thoughtful piece by Matt Bai on Williams and celebrity journalism. Left me wanting to read Neil Postman's 1985 book "Amusing Ourselves to Death," which he cites. Be interested in hearing others' thoughts on Bai's article or Postman's book.

    Sorry the article is not linked. I'm an idiot in that regard, as in so many others.

  16. #176

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Secret Lair
    Posts
    49,102

    Re: Headline News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    Thoughtful piece by Matt Bai on Williams and celebrity journalism. Left me wanting to read Neil Postman's 1985 book "Amusing Ourselves to Death," which he cites. Be interested in hearing others' thoughts on Bai's article or Postman's book.

    Sorry the article is not linked. I'm an idiot in that regard, as in so many others.
    I've always wanted to read the Postman book.

    I would have linked top the article, but I could not find it.
    2016 USCHO POSER OF THE YEAR

    "The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance." -- Thomas Paine

    Cornell University
    NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014

  17. #177

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Secret Lair
    Posts
    49,102

    Re: Headline News Thread

    2016 USCHO POSER OF THE YEAR

    "The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance." -- Thomas Paine

    Cornell University
    NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014

  18. #178
    Not Deplorable FadeToBlack&Gold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    America's Great Comeback City™, LOL
    Posts
    24,055

    Re: Headline News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    They should've known that you can never top an original.
    Michigan Tech: "Working with scraps and guys from places so remote that Houghton seems like a metropolis"

    Boosh Factor (4/04/17): 5.242424

  19. #179
    no question huskyfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Copper Falls
    Posts
    22,622

    Re: Headline News Thread

    and yet another : Brian Williams was there when the Berlin Wall came down. he misremembered he wasn't Tom Brokaw.

    his yearly salary is 10 million. so wow I would think a loss of 5 million a year would hurt!!
    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    mel's so good, 6 teams quit as soon as he entered the conference.
    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    I don't always drink Kool-aid, but when I do, I prefer Coach Pearson's.
    Quote Originally Posted by mtu_huskies
    "We are not too far away from a national championship," said (John) Scott.
    Boosh Factor 3.14159

  20. #180
    Priceless
    Guest

    Re: Headline News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by huskyfan View Post
    and yet another : Brian Williams was there when the Berlin Wall came down. he misremembered he wasn't Tom Brokaw.

    his yearly salary is 10 million. so wow I would think a loss of 5 million a year would hurt!!
    Imagine if people had died because of his lies about Iraq.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •