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John Oliver on Stadiums & Chargers

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by chahjah, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. chahjah

    chahjah BoltTalker

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  2. ChargerMike

    ChargerMike BoltBruthaFromAnuthMutha

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    That horrible rap didn't do us any favors......:poop::poop::sick::sick::tdown::tdown:
     
  3. Blitzy

    Blitzy Spanos Chargers Troll

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    FIFY ;)
     
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  4. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX 2017 Chargers Head Coach

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    Embarrassing rap video. Boasting about the being the 2nd largest city is lame.
     
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    Biggest takeaway for me is that these greedy day owners aren't worth the public money. I love the Chargers but it makes no sense on why I would pay you money in order for you to charge me money. It doesn't work with Time Warner channel here in LA for business owners. It doesn't make sense for fans with PSL's. Why does it make sense for a city???
     
  6. VenomSyndrome

    VenomSyndrome Well-Known Member

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    That guy is such a douche! That being said he has a great point. I think that might be the best revenge on LA is let them build our team a new Stadium.
     
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  7. Franco Spartacus

    Franco Spartacus BoltTalker

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    Yes, and the Oliver special was great, and a wake-up call for everyone...esp. those of us who just love football!

    Beware of evil, greedy capitalists like SPANOS and his whipping boy, Fabiani. What a disgrace!
     
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  8. Ride The Lightning

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    John Oliver is awesome.
     
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  9. Franco Spartacus

    Franco Spartacus BoltTalker

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    Yeah, he IS a comedian, but the artful, genius of truthful political satire is incomparable.
    I am a big football fan, always have been, but the politico-economics of greed turn me off --to put it lightly.
     
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  10. Chaincrusher

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    Most posting here are in the United States. It sounds like you are looking for a communist nation. If you are in the United States, go east and south until you get to Florida. Then, from Florida, head 90+ miles generally to the south. Ultimately, you will end up in Cuba.

    Note: This is in no way meant to suggest that I agree with everything that Spanos/Fabiani have done, just that your "greedy capitalists" comment is way over the top.
     
  11. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    LOL defending rich people
     
  12. Chaincrusher

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    Did you see the "note" comment I made? I specifically stated that my comment does not mean that I agree with everything that Spanos/Fabiani have done.

    How you could construe that comment as my defending them when my statement means that I am not defending them is pretty shocking.

    I have zero problem with someone reaching the conclusion that Spanos is greedy. That conclusion, among others, is there to be reached. That said, the phrase "greedy capitalist" is communist propaganda/rhetoric and has no place at all in a football discussion. It is better suited for a discussion about failed/failing economic regimes of the present and not too distant past.
     
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    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Dude! You made eye contact... Never make eye contact! RUN!
     
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  14. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    So now YOU get to tell people what they can/can't say in a thread? HYPOCRITE!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Chaincrusher

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    You are clueless, impressively so.

    No, the two situations that you are referencing are not similar at all and my best guess is that anyone not near brain death can comprehend that.

    You attempted to suggest in another thread that I couldn't express my opinion in that thread and I rightly called you on that because who the heck are you to tell me what I can and cannot say? N-O-B-O-D-Y.

    In this thread, I merely pointed out that the poster's comment sounded like communist propaganda and that it didn't really fit in a football thread.

    Contrary to what you did in the other thread, I never suggested that the poster didn't have a right to say what he said.

    I already cautioned you about it being better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. Your failure to heed that advice is really operating to your detriment--unless you do not care about being perceived as not too sharp.
     
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    Yep, you were definitely kicked off another site. Keep it up, and you'll add this one to the list.
     
  17. Chaincrusher

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    Carlsterrible, I made a simple comment about a poster's use of the communist propaganda phrase "greedy capitalists" not really fitting in this thread.

    Try as you might to turn that comment into something it wasn't or into something as bad as what you have shown to be guilty of doing, it just isn't.

    And here, you are contributing nothing of a substantive nature. I am tired of your pathetic trolling game.
     
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    Me trolling? That's rich, coming from you. I was at this site well before you ever were and will be well after you're kicked from it. I've seen plenty of pseudo-intellectuals like you come and go. There'll be a pool in place soon enough predicting when you'll be bounced.
     
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    Greedy capitalist is as communist by definition as slobbering wife would be pornographic. hehe... To each his own I guess. :D
     
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    Now there's some vivid imagery for sure, but I can't get on board with what you are saying.

    Nobody stated that "greedy capitalist" is "communist by definition". But the theme of the capitalist as the greedy exploiter of the working class is a concept central to modern communist ideology. And, at least in my case, I usually do not see the phrase used outside of that context with both the words "greedy" and "capitalist" being used next to each other.

    In fact, why would the poster bring up the word "capitalist" at all if it were not to make a specific reference to that economic system? After all, the poster could have simply called Spanos/Fabiani greedy without the economic system reference. To me, it seems like the use of the two words together was a deliberate effort to portray Spanos/Fabiani in the light in which I interpreted the statement.

    While I believe that it is theoretically possible to use that phrase in a context other than the obvious one, I am somewhat amazed that anyone would suggest that the obvious interpretation was somehow not a valid interpretation (even if it were not the correct interpretation). From an argumentation standpoint, that seems like grasping at straws to me.

    But like you said, to each his own. And honestly, the point isn't worth the amount of discussion it has generated.
     
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    As comrade V.I. Lenin once said... "Bourgeois democracy is democracy of pompous phrases, solemn words, exuberant promises and the high-sounding slogans of freedom and equality."

    You are bringing out the some of the funniest stuff I've seen from cbf. For that you have my support. :D
     
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    Comrades, comrades!
    Come on, we're all in this together!

    NFL revenue sharing will allow San Diego proletariat to
    rise up and overthrow the bourgeois East Coast franchises...

    Come, help us complete our "5 year (to Super Bowl) Plan"...
    just needs a bit more central planning...
     
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    Blitzy Spanos Chargers Troll

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    If you "watch" Ray Donavan on SHO, you'd already know that Katie Holmes (well the character which she plays) is actually buying the Chargers from its present peasant owners, to relocate to LA :D
     
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    The LBC I'm a Real Prick

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    It's no more over-the-top than you suggesting that the only alternative to capitalism is the polar extreme in the opposite direction (or are you one of those that is clinging to the myth that all socialism is communism?).

    I've honestly got no interest in getting into a political debate here, but it might be prudent to recognize that our capitalist nation is currently massively indebted to that big ol' communist nation to the far east. Just sayin'.

    How about we just settle on crucifying Gordan Gekko and agree that not ALL greed is good, hmm?
     
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    LOL being this clueless
     
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    You suggest that I am defending Spanos/Fabiani when I made it a specific point to make a comment that I was not doing so before your comment was ever made and your comment here is that I am clueless?! Wow. Just wow. SMH.
     
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  27. Chaincrusher

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    I made no such comments--not close, ever, at all.

    I pointed out that in communist propaganda there has been the theme of greedy capitalists exploiting the working class and that the comment in question evoked those notions when the poster used the phrase "greedy capitalists". I would go so far as to say that I do not recall seeing that phrase being used in any other context ever in my whole life.

    And, the point, of course, for those that missed it altogether, is not whether or not communism or capitalism is good or bad, but rather that using terminology inextricably linked to communist dogma seemed odd/out of place when made on a San Diego Chargers football forum.

    I have no idea where you could have drawn the idea that I was discussing alternatives to capitalism (as alternatives to capitalism) at all. I was not. My discussion was about something being odd in the middle of a football related discussion, not about comparing and contrasting economic systems.
     
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    The Los Angeles Chargers of San Diego. Powered and Supported by Scientology Church. That's a ringing endorsement.
     
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