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So, Buckley snuffs it, right?

Here's my prediction on how the comments in the Metafilter thread** will go:

this will end well
posted by exasperatedcentrist at 4:11 PM on February 27

good riddance to bad Repugs
posted by leftygroupthink at 4:12 PM on February 27

From zero to ad hominem in 2 comments! Great work, internets.
posted by moder82tehXtreem at 4:14 PM on February 27

Typical. Wish for Mefites to respect the dead in one hand…
posted by tokenwingnut at 4:16 PM on February 27

So, we’re eulogizing the man who wanted to put gays in concentration camps?
posted by maidenmoonbat at 4:19 PM on February 27

posted by nonconfrontationalsilenttype at 4:20 PM on February 27

Oh, let’s not get hyperbolic, maidenmoonbat. He just wanted to lock up AIDS patients! It’s not like he was some paranoid reactionary who figured sodomites lurked around every corner waiting to abduct our children.

Oh wait. He was.
posted by leftygroupthink at 4:21 PM on February 27

the man who wanted to put gays in concentration camps?

posted by tokenwingnut at 4:22 PM on February 27

posted by exasperatedcentrist at 4:23 PM on February 27

**if you are unfamiliar with Metafilter, you could go there and search for "Buckley". I am confident it's already there.


Feb. 28th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
As much as I love to hate, I think it is wholly inappropriate to celebrate someone's death. Everyone, however much they create enemies, has family and friends who are quite sensitive at the person's passing. While we may disagree on fundamental issues, I can't support mocking someone's death.
Feb. 28th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
You see, I am neither mocking his death, nor mourning him. I'm mocking Metafilter, and the way in which I know they'll deal with it.

Jesus, I figured someone might miss the point, but I never thought it would be you.
Feb. 28th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
furthermore, if you look at the names I gave my characters above, you'll see that I'm wielding the satire pretty fairly in both directions.
Feb. 28th, 2008 11:01 am (UTC)
I have no idea what "metafilter" is. I didn't read the names - just skimmed. Glad it was some sort of joke.
Feb. 28th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
Well, I'm glad we've cleared that up. Fortunately, I'm familiar with your dialect, so I know the "sorry for jumping on you before grasping your point" was silent :)



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