"Pirate" is neocon code for "black". You are a racist bigot.Posted by Kwaesha Longbottom at April 11, 2009 8:04 PM
Congrats on your instalanche.
On the other hand, don't you find it worrisome
that a few years back Glenn started calling
attention to "Talk like a Pirate Day", and now
there are pirates taking to the high seas with
Hmm.Posted by gearweasle at April 11, 2009 8:25 PM
That would be "Talk Like a Pirate Day".
Not "Hijack Ships, Kidnap Innocent Crewmen, and Threaten to Kill Them If Their Bosses Don't Pay You Off Like a Pirate Day".Posted by Charlie at April 11, 2009 9:19 PM
Yarrr. Genius.Posted by Carl H. at April 11, 2009 9:46 PM
I love it Kwaesha, it is clear that black people can do no wrong.Posted by Paul L. Quandt at April 11, 2009 10:12 PM
Using the term "neocon" is code for "I myself am a racist idiot that drags race into every ad hominem, red herring, and non sequitur that I hurl fallaciously for I am void of logic but full of rhetoric which is so utterly autonomic that I always manage to remark first."Posted by bour3 at April 11, 2009 10:38 PM
"That would be "Talk Like a Pirate Day". Not "Hijack Ships, Kidnap Innocent Crewmen, and Threaten to Kill Them If Their Bosses Don't Pay You Off Like a Pirate Day"
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Really, once you're talking like a pirate, this next stage isn't such a huge leap. It's all mindset. Arrrrrr . . . .
Kwaesha Longbottom's reflexive racism would easily be cured if she were taken hostage by one if those fine Somalis who are looking for a better life. The sentiment of this site is correct no matter whether the pirates were English, French, Spanish, Indonesian or Carthaginian. Hang them, for they are enemies of the human race. Cicero was right.Posted by Hugh TalkinToMe at April 12, 2009 3:43 AM
Pirate, shmirate! A yardarm is only necessary for captured pirates. Most pirates should be killed "fighting to their deaths" rather than captured, as they should know their only possible end is to die or to hang immediately after being caught.
May I suggest letters of marque as a perfectly reasonable way to deter piracy, at zero cost to any law-abiding nation? Any attempted piracy could be thwarted, their pirate ships taken, sunk, burned or destroyed, their ports ravaged, and their pirate booty confiscated as lawful prizes. There are plenty of adventurous young people in the civilized world willing and able to lawfully engage the pirates at their own game.Posted by Mikee at April 12, 2009 8:16 AM
What kind of name is "Kwaesha"? Is that Martian or something?
--chicopantherPosted by chicopanther at April 12, 2009 8:41 AM
The comment by Kwaesha is pretty clearly sarcasm. Kwaesha is a pseudonym.
Or am I fooling myself? Are people really that stupid?Posted by at April 12, 2009 8:44 AM
"Or am I fooling myself? Are people really that stupid?"
0bama got elected, didn't he?Posted by Pete Madsen at April 12, 2009 9:13 AM
Pirate is actually code for African Somali true to the Koran Muslim. The cure for Islamophobia is mocking Islam until Muslims find Christ or The Dharma or Krishna or Chocolate Ice Cream. OK, that last was racist. And I like watermelon. We have heard from Kwaesha Longbottom, what does Kwaesha Reallybigbottom have to say? Or is that a code for the First Bow Wow? Yes, I am a racist. The human race is just not up to my standards. Earthworms are where it's at.Posted by Gary Ogletree at April 12, 2009 9:23 AM
Hanging is so 18th century. A well-placed RPG or two in the engine compartment, and you've disposed of boat and pirates in one big bang. And no mess to clean up after, although I'm sure greeny envirogroups will complain about polluting the ocean.Posted by RebeccaH at April 12, 2009 9:37 AM
Really, Kwaesha? There is nothing the least bit "racist" in this. The fact that you say there is is, itself, the only racist statement I see here.
BTW - the pirate is a PIRATE and on the sticker he appears to be white.Posted by Hal at April 12, 2009 11:22 AM
Perhaps Naval Armed Guards should be provided for US flag ships. Being naval gun crews there should not be a problem with port restrictions.
A few 20mm guns, a few recoiless rifles, and the short run problem is solved. The long run problem needs the destruction of pirate ports.Posted by Mikey NTH at April 12, 2009 12:24 PM
My response to Kwaesha Longbottom, race-baiter, is this:
Fuck You.Posted by Mikey NTH at April 12, 2009 12:26 PM
I'm not at all sure "Kawesha" is exactly who she appears to bleat.Posted by vanderleun at April 12, 2009 12:46 PM
Thank you, Mr. Vanderleun. If I am incorrect about Kwaesha, my pardon.
My response still stands otherwise. I am tired of the McCarthyites of the special pleaders. It has become too easy to respond with an allegation of some sort of social offense, and the responses to that too often result in pleading for absolution from the accuser.
My response is now 'fuck you' to those accusations.Posted by Mikey NTH at April 12, 2009 2:19 PM
And I concur heartily.Posted by vanderleun at April 12, 2009 2:36 PM
Thank the gods that people like you lost the election: more guns, more death is your solution to just about everything. Revolting.
P.S. You'll find this one funny: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/upload/2009/04/keep_this_in_mind_on_your_happ/thor.jpegPosted by BZ at April 14, 2009 3:53 AM
Which gods do you thank, BZ?Posted by Mikey NTH at April 14, 2009 5:30 PM
I do appreciate the Mjolnir reference, BZ, but is it REALLY so "revolting" to say that murderous, kidnapping scum who target civilians for theft and violence should be dealt with in a manner other than negotiating with them, paying them and, thus, incentivizing their behavior? I mean, maybe it's just me, but I don't find it entirely unreasonable to say that if criminals show up with guns looking for a fight, sometimes it's best (and certainly the most fun) to just give them a fight. A fight they lose. Big time.
As for Kwaesha... that was sarcasm, right? I mean... I thought it was sarcasm, but then everyone on this board seemed to think it was race-baiting... So are you too dry for the other posters here, or just intellectually bankrupt? I'm confused...Posted by Ryan at May 28, 2009 3:17 PM