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    Joss just posted his message to Romney voters.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TiXUF9xbTo



    he is hilarious.
    Last edited by BuffySpike; 28-10-12, 10:35 PM.
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    As political minds go, Joss Whedon is a fine television producer, writer, and feature film director. Also, I think this would probably have gone better in the election thread in the Boiler Room. +10 points for zombie humor, -10 points for not referencing the actual recurring campaigns to elect Zombie Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, etc.
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    • #3
      Best line:

      "Am I ready? Mitt's ready. He's not afraid to face a ravening, grasping horde of subhumans. 'Cause that's how he sees poor people already."

      Brilliant

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      • #4
        Man, do I have so many more pointed thoughts on Joss' opinion on politics, wealth, what should be done with it by whom, and it takes a summoning of all my will not to just unload them. Even posting this at all is just a small way of venting it. Anyone ever use the "preview post" button as a cone of silence?
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        • #5
          I agree Vampmogs that was a particularly hilarious line.

          My favourite line and its not even political:

          "hmmm, spam has it's own key"

          That is Xander/Andrew Im sorry.
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          • #6
            KingOfCretins feel free to add your political thoughts in the boiler room either to the presidential thread,or if you think necessary, create a new thread. Though do link to this thread so it can be a place to speak on the creative elements of this short film.

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            • #7
              I think perhaps Mr. Whedon should stick to writing/directing and leave the political commentary to the well informed people. But to be fair I'm always loathe to listen to lectures on economics and poverty from celebrities, be they conservative or liberal.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by PointMan View Post
                I think perhaps Mr. Whedon should stick to writing/directing and leave the political commentary to the well informed people. But to be fair I'm always loathe to listen to lectures on economics and poverty from celebrities, be they conservative or liberal.
                And you know that how? That he is not well informed? Have you discussed with him to hear what he knows and how well informed he is?

                And btw, since he votes and he pays taxes and he is a part of that country he has every right to judge, and speak, and say his opinion. It's me, for example, that I don't have the right to do that, since I don't live or vote there.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PointMan View Post
                  I think perhaps Mr. Whedon should stick to writing/directing and leave the political commentary to the well informed people. But to be fair I'm always loathe to listen to lectures on economics and poverty from celebrities, be they conservative or liberal.
                  I always find this type of condescension funny. "Shut up kid (well, adult in this case), you're not allowed to have an opinion on the world you live in and the important matters in the society. Leave it to your elders (metaphorically speaking here, obviously) who should be the ones to decide what happens to everyone."

                  Out of curiosity, who are the "well informed people", in your opinion? Whedon doesn't live in a cave with no human contact and no access to any media, so I'm pretty sure he's as well informed as anyone. And who do you like to listen to lectures on poverty from? Does a person have to have a degree in economy to be allowed to notice that there are poor people out there and that this is kind of a problem, or...?

                  However, since in US as in any other country with a democratic system, every adult is allowed to vote in elections, I'd say that the law is not on your side here since it says that every adult citizen's political opinion matters. Unless the law is changed so that only a select few get to vote, the law doesn't support your view that people aren't allowed to have an opinion on politics except for the chosen few.
                  You keep waiting for the dust to settle and then you realize it; the dust is your life going on. If happy comes along - that weird unbearable delight that's actual happy - I think you have to grab it while you can. You take what you can get, 'cause it's here, and then...gone.

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                  • #10
                    Uninformed = Democrats
                    Well-informed = Republicans

                    Apparently

                    I'd hazard a guess and say that a guy like Whedon is probably pretty up to date on his politics and is, at the very least, about as well-informed as your average citizen, and clearly passionate enough to make a video like this.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vampmogs View Post
                      Uninformed = Democrats
                      Well-informed = Republicans

                      Apparently

                      I'd hazard a guess and say that a guy like Whedon is probably pretty up to date on his politics and is, at the very least, about as well-informed as your average citizen, and clearly passionate enough to make a video like this.
                      Thats right, despite me specifically saying I don't like to see it from either side I must obviously be biased against democrats.

                      Mocking his opinion is not the same thing as saying he doesn't have a right to it. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from criticism if you say something stupid.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PointMan View Post
                        Thats right, despite me specifically saying I don't like to see it from either side I must obviously be biased against democrats.

                        Mocking his opinion is not the same thing as saying he doesn't have a right to it. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from criticism if you say something stupid.
                        He has every right to say what he wants to say about the opposing party. If he was doing it for the Republicans would you still be saying the same thing?


                        Joss is only spreading the same message that about 50% of Republican's did when a black man was elected president four years ago. If i remember correctly they said he was the anti christ, that it was the end of the world, the bible was coming true etc etc They probably really did start hoarding canned goods. The only difference here is that Joss is not actually being literal about the "zombie apocalypse" It's a joke.

                        I love it, within one video, he spreads a positive message about the Libs, and also makes fun of the mindset of 50% of republicans at the time Obama was elected.."its the end of days yall! Obama is the devil!". Genius.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BuffySpike View Post

                          Joss is only spreading the same message that about 50% of Republican's did when a black man was elected president four years ago. If i remember correctly they said he was the anti christ, that it was the end of the world, the bible was coming true etc etc They probably really did start hoarding canned goods. The only difference here is that Joss is not actually being literal about the "zombie apocalypse" It's a joke.
                          I vote more democrat, but this is rather excessive and obnoxious. It runs in the same boat as this...

                          Originally posted by vampmogs View Post
                          Uninformed = Democrats
                          Well-informed = Republicans

                          Apparently
                          Except its

                          Humanitarian= Democrat
                          Racist Bigots= Republican

                          Being from the south, I'm surrounded by Republicans. Heck, 99% of my family are Republicans and/or dislike Obama, but none of them have negative feelings for him because of his race or some false assumptions about his religion. I'm not denying that there are racist out there who do think that way, but lumping half of the Republican base into that category is unfair, imo.

                          Heck, Friday on my FB account I saw a few democratic friends discussing how Mormonism was a cult and I thought that was a stupid assumption to make against religion in question as I did when Muslim was used negatively against Obama.

                          And honestly, I have never been a fan of celebrities endorsements. By Democrats or Republicans. To me its too much of a form of peer pressure and propaganda rather than informing because far too many people will only vote or think a certain way because this "cool person" said so. Whether its George Clooney or Clint Eastwood, they all make me roll my eyes. I'd much rather see celebrities encourage people to vote and to research the candidates to make an inform decision on there own.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BuffySpike View Post
                            He has every right to say what he wants to say about the opposing party. If he was doing it for the Republicans would you still be saying the same thing?
                            Newflash; There are racists in every party, group, social club, etc. There are people who voted for Obama solely because he was black and there are also people who voted for his opposition solely because Obama was black. Unlike you though I won't throw out some random number without the facts to back it up.

                            I can't help but think that a lot of people on this board don't actually read an entire post before responding to it. How else can you explain the fact that despite me saying in every post that I don't care for celebrity endorsements from either side people are still accusing me of bias.

                            TigerFan: You remind me of my friend Dave. He's a dem like most of my friends but unlike the others I can actually have civil discussions with him about politics. He doesn't spout party rhetoric like the others and I know that even though we disagree on a number of things we each respect the others opinion.
                            Last edited by PointMan; 03-11-12, 04:22 PM.
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                            • #15
                              I was only joking and being sarcastic with the second point. Sorry PointMan I didn't actually read where you said that you didn't like celebrity endorsements.

                              As an outsider looking in on the USA, the Republicans really do not come off in a good light. I'll be perfectly honest about that. They come across as backward and closed minded and racist. I understand that a lot of them are not but the images we are shown of them, they all come across as people who have an issue with Obama's race.
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