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When Society Thinks Torture is Funny Have We Crossed the Line?
The PPJ Gazette ^ | September 13, 2010 | Lynn Swearingen

Posted on 09/13/2010 10:55:45 AM PDT by NoNAIS

"Why as a Society are we allowing this to happen around the Nation? To show how mainstream and accepted this has become, watch this video of a Cop (with his partner assisting) who doesn’t like the actions of his Fantasy Football Teammate. Did you laugh? I didn’t either and I plan to contact DirecTV and demand they pull this offensive commercial.

What about the Bud Light commercial where a fully equipped SWAT team secures the beer and pizza, but leaves the individual needing help stranded across the hall?"

(Excerpt) Read more at ppjg.wordpress.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Society
KEYWORDS: stupidcommercials; taser; violentads; violentcommercials
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I don't agree with everything he says - but Mr. Swearingen seems to have a way with words.
1 posted on 09/13/2010 10:55:49 AM PDT by NoNAIS
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To: NoNAIS

The only ad I have ever truly become ANGRY at was a series of V8 Juice wherein a women with a condescending and derisive look on her face repeatedly slaps her worthless man on the head because he ‘coulda had a V8’.

NO WAY this was worthwhile or acceptable in context.


2 posted on 09/13/2010 10:59:01 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: NoNAIS

“Mr. Swearingen seems to have a way with words.”

any relation to a Mr. Al Swearingen of Deadwood?

He REALLY had a way with words.


3 posted on 09/13/2010 10:59:14 AM PDT by jessduntno (The Victory Mosque will be built over our dead bodies over our dead bodies ...)
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To: NoNAIS

Without having watched said offensive material, I’ll still bet money that the victims are white males.

And so there’s nothing to see here folks. Move along.


4 posted on 09/13/2010 10:59:17 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: NoNAIS

Remember, Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!


5 posted on 09/13/2010 11:00:15 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: NoNAIS

90% of TV is inapprpriate


6 posted on 09/13/2010 11:00:40 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: NoNAIS

Also, I don’t think the idea that criminals are systematically raped in prison is funny or in any way justice. It is a stain on our country that it goes on.


7 posted on 09/13/2010 11:00:53 AM PDT by DManA
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To: NoNAIS

I hate the commercials more becasue they normalize the police state.


8 posted on 09/13/2010 11:01:07 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: NoNAIS

We’ve crossed a line when busybodies are busy trying to tell us what we should be offended about.


9 posted on 09/13/2010 11:01:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DManA

Agree.
All convicts should be in “solitary confinement” 23 hours a day... And for that last hour, they shouldn’t be allowed to speak, except to a guard or staffer...


10 posted on 09/13/2010 11:03:41 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: NoNAIS
So whose rules of etiquette are we supposed to use? How will be make the Muslims politically correct?
11 posted on 09/13/2010 11:07:11 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

LOL!


12 posted on 09/13/2010 11:07:12 AM PDT by cld51860
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To: NoNAIS

How about the commercial from Nissan where a polar bear hugs a hybrid Nissan owner while crying! They’re not only offensive politically but are brainwashing too!


13 posted on 09/13/2010 11:08:58 AM PDT by albie
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To: NoNAIS

They let Obama give speeches, don’t they? Now that is torture. Fortunately I have a device that thwarts them. My remote.


14 posted on 09/13/2010 11:11:42 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: mountainlion

Specifically in this case the writer refers to a commercial where 2 cops go over, ring this guys door bell, looks around, then tases him - over a fantasy football issue. Not so funny.

As for the Muslim “PC” part - I must have missed it in the article.


15 posted on 09/13/2010 11:13:22 AM PDT by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

LOL


16 posted on 09/13/2010 11:14:18 AM PDT by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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To: jessduntno
any relation to a Mr. Al Swearingen of Deadwood? He REALLY had a way with words.

"C***s***ing Hooplehead"

17 posted on 09/13/2010 11:16:21 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: NoNAIS

I think a good indicator at the level of anger and willingness-to-provocation-or-torture is simply the dialog (or accusation and hate) on Youtube. I cannot believe that people are so hateful simply in disagreement—especially about music, but also about other simple things. Especially among the teenagers and young people.


18 posted on 09/13/2010 11:16:30 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: NoNAIS
How about an alternative possibility? Maybe this is just reflecting the fact that far more people are seeing cops as a threat to their freedom and lives rather than being their friends in maintaining and orderly society? The "stop snitchin'" attitude might be expanding to the middle class too.
19 posted on 09/13/2010 11:18:44 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: NoNAIS

I think we need a Commercial Humor Acceptability Standards, Tastes, and Ethics Czar. Or better yet, we could have congress create a commission to develop the standards and impose fines on any advertisers that cross the lines of good taste.


20 posted on 09/13/2010 11:19:19 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Jesus called us to be Salt and Light, not Vinegar and Water.)
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