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August 15, 2004 8:01 AM   Subscribe

F*ckNewYork-- very fitting quicktime piece (9 meg, NSFW--offensive language/attitude) concerning the upcoming Republican Convention. Links to RNC Not Welcome, and Counterconvention, but i don't think it's something they created. And a torrent here.
posted by amberglow (43 comments total)

 
50,456,002 Americans voted for President Bush in 2000. A figure somewhat approximating that will vote for him in November. However poor you think their judgement, they deserve their Party's Presidential Convention. The adolescent foolishness you've linked to exemplifies why the Left is such a trivial force in our politics today.

No, I'm contributing to Kerry, planning to work for him, and voting Democratic for the first time in 12 years.
posted by mojohand at 9:04 AM on August 15, 2004


Not quite sure it's intended to be taken that seriously, old chap.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:07 AM on August 15, 2004


Looong download but then great reward, thank you. This apple ain't so big!
posted by Peter H at 9:27 AM on August 15, 2004


i love that the google ads are for lofts and hotels near the rnc.
posted by quonsar at 9:46 AM on August 15, 2004


Very Biff Tannen.
posted by inksyndicate at 9:48 AM on August 15, 2004


...they deserve their Party's Presidential Convention.

No one's saying they don't. The question is why they picked NYC, a city that never votes Republican, and was painted by them as a symbol of all that's wrong with the US last time we had a convention here (Clinton in 92). Choosing NYC was a calculated political move to capitalize on 9/11--something that won't work anymore. "What made New York go from the Great Satan to the GOP's new hometown is 9/11," said James P. Pinkerton, a former aide to Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. "Between the snobs in the Upper East Side and the counterculturists of the West Village, New York is a place Republicans feel an attraction-repulsion dynamic. It's, 'Even though we travel here, don't be fooled, we still hate you.' That's sort of the Republican view."--from here

This is a funny and clever short video depicting how many of us here see the current leadership--as prep-school wannabe thugs that don't give a shit about NYC or its people. It's not a position paper from Kerry's campaign. Lighten up, mojo. : >
posted by amberglow at 9:53 AM on August 15, 2004


The adolescent foolishness you've linked to...

I, for one, am shocked, shocked to find adolescent foolishness tarnishing our solemn electoral process.
posted by deanc at 10:00 AM on August 15, 2004


The question is why they picked NYC, a city that never votes Republican

How'd this guy get to be mayor, then?

I'm not a Republican, I'm just saying.

As far as the convention goes, protest what's going on inside, protest the policies, but don't protest their right to have the convention wherever someone will have them. That is a bit adolescent.
posted by jonmc at 10:00 AM on August 15, 2004


Bloomberg was a lifelong Democrat until just before he decided to run. It is amazing that so many prominent Republicans have allowed the glitter of Bloomberg's gold to blind them to his record as a devoted generous, liberal Democrat.
posted by amberglow at 10:11 AM on August 15, 2004


> don't give a shit about NYC or its people.

Just because a lot of people live and fuck there doesn't make it good, or at any rate any better than, oh, Jakarta or Lagos. For instance, present conditions being what they are, keeping the incredible wealths of the Met and MOMA on Manhattan island is on all fours with some corporate CEO keeping Guernica on his Chris Craft. Decentralize, boys. Some cells and some cities don't have enough exchange surface to live.
posted by jfuller at 10:15 AM on August 15, 2004


Well, it does sort of piss me off that we watched 3,000 people get atomized before our eyes because of the GOP's lackadaisical attitude towards threats faced by NYC and the country, and the apple's still a big target, and while it hasn't been made more than marginally safer (some trucks are inspected, but boats/containers, forgotten), the President's coming only seems to be a posturing of 'bring 'em on' all over again.

And personally, I'd rather not be next to an asshole sticking his tongue out at terrorists he hasn't pursued, most of whom would like to smite his ass all over midtown. The RNC's choosing NYC is for a photo-op for the rest of the country, which kind of makes an ass out of the 8 million people who live here, since he's not helping us. Don't mess with Texas? Don't fuck with New York.

I also think that both conventions taking place in the Northeast is moronic, one of them should have taken place in Ohio, or some other swing state. I know this was decided a long time ago, but still.

Oh, and the video's still downloading, so I can't comment on that yet.
posted by Busithoth at 10:18 AM on August 15, 2004


go for the torrent. i gave up on the other link after 20 minutes.
posted by quonsar at 10:21 AM on August 15, 2004


here's another link to it, but it may be overwhelmed too.
posted by amberglow at 10:26 AM on August 15, 2004


From a Bob Jones University Press teacher's edition high school geography textbook (published 1998):

Of course, in such a large city, some neighborhoods are miserable slums where criminals threaten the residents daily. Only a few small churches preach the true gospel. Regardless of wealth or background, all New Yorkers need to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their own personal Savior. Pray for New York City.
posted by wfrgms at 10:42 AM on August 15, 2004


50,456,002 Americans voted for President Bush in 2000. A figure somewhat approximating that will vote for him in November. However poor you think their judgement, they deserve their Party's Presidential Convention. The adolescent foolishness you've linked to exemplifies why the Left is such a trivial force in our politics today.

By that, you of course must mean the 51 million people who, you know, voted for Bush's opponent.

(Pats mojohand on head) Yes, that's right. We're very, very trivial. Don't worry, The Left only eats bad children...
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 10:45 AM on August 15, 2004


Wow, white people saying "niger" to be ironic, sure is funny!

Odd, but last time I checked, Kerry went to prep-school.

a city that never votes Republican
Bloomberg was a lifelong Democrat until just before he decided to run

Umm, what about the guy before him?

So are you saying that all of the "Red States" are off limits for Democrats?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 11:15 AM on August 15, 2004


The fact that the Left has been made to look trivial to the likes of mojohand -- when what's happened in Iraq and with the so-called war on terror in general has unfolded precisely in the ways that the Left predicted, except uglier -- is one of the distinguishing tragedies of this historical era.
posted by digaman at 11:29 AM on August 15, 2004


So are you saying that all of the "Red States" are off limits for Democrats?

I bet all my money you're not from New York.

Look, even if the Garden gets flattened, or a nuke goes off in NYC, the city will survive. With such a heartening thought, we welcome the RNC.

Digaman: If the left couldn't stop an unjust war and convince the right to not slaughter and swagger around drunk on power, they're trivial in the right's coal-black eyes. Maybe that was the point.
posted by Busithoth at 11:33 AM on August 15, 2004


steve, let me explain something to you: nobody at all gives a flying fuck about john kerry. no matter how bad he is, no matter if he sat out vietnam stoned on heroin, if he fucks goats for sport, lies about his dick size, whatever. you won't change anyones mind by running down kerry - most of us lefties would vote for an inanimate carbon rod over george bush. why waste your breath?
posted by quonsar at 11:40 AM on August 15, 2004


Ni**er vs. Nigga
posted by inksyndicate at 11:40 AM on August 15, 2004


niger is how they spell nigger in texas.
posted by quonsar at 11:42 AM on August 15, 2004


Umm, what about the guy before him?

Local politics are notoriously irrelevant to national politics. My state, Massachusetts, has had a Republican governor for 14 years. When's the last time we voted for a Republican for president (or Senate, for that matter)? (Answer: Reagan in '84)
posted by jpoulos at 12:13 PM on August 15, 2004


From the Village Voice, In Focus: RNC. Some of these sound like fun.
posted by homunculus at 12:27 PM on August 15, 2004


I just did NLG legal observer training. I'm looking forward to helping out at some of the protests, and then taking some time for Critical Mass and some of the smaller events. Here's more on Billionaires for Bush, which sounds cool as fuck.
posted by subgenius at 1:15 PM on August 15, 2004


Wow, white people saying "niger" to be ironic, sure is funny!
It's satire in a style more reminiscent Da Ali G Show than anything remotely urban. Nigger isn't used in this clip, as was pointed out by inksyndicate. It's a terrible point to argue if you're not familiar with it, but the hatchet has long been burried for many regarding satire and comic us of the terms "nigga", "jigga" and various words pop culture has coopted. Dave Chappelle does a brilliant bit about a caucasian family called The Niggers. I understand that some people are still sensitive to the use of the word not in a historical or academic context, but the skit actually nearly injurred me I laughed so hard.
posted by sequential at 2:49 PM on August 15, 2004


Wow, white people saying "niger" to be ironic, sure is funny!

Bush talked about Niger too in a pretty public place also. Sorry, couldn't resist.
posted by ALongDecember at 3:02 PM on August 15, 2004


This is one of the funniest and most true and pure things I've seen in a long, long time.
posted by interrobang at 6:05 PM on August 15, 2004


ain't it tho? : >
posted by amberglow at 6:09 PM on August 15, 2004


That was a waste of 1:19 of my life.
posted by gyc at 7:26 PM on August 15, 2004


I wish I could say this was funny, original, or clever.
posted by Krrrlson at 7:36 PM on August 15, 2004


F.B.I. Goes Knocking for Political Troublemakers
posted by homunculus at 8:19 PM on August 15, 2004



I wish I could say this was funny, original, or clever.


but you're far too hip and jaded.
posted by quonsar at 8:38 PM on August 15, 2004


Local politics are notoriously irrelevant to national politics.

Really doesn't matter. What was said was:

"... a city that never votes Republican."

So while Bush may have no chance in Massachusetts, it would inaccurate to say that "Massachusetts never votes Republican."

I bet all my money you're not from New York.

Pretty irrelevant where I am from. I guess all Democrats shoud just up and move out of Texas, as I'm sure they are "not welcome" there.

Ni**er vs. Nigga
Nigger isn't used in this clip, as was pointed out by inksyndicate.

You can rationalize it how ever you wish. It still was lame.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 8:53 PM on August 15, 2004


but you're far too hip and jaded.

That's me!
posted by Krrrlson at 10:59 PM on August 15, 2004


F.B.I. Goes Knocking for Political Troublemakers

Could it be because of idiots like these distracting cops from their real jobs?
posted by Krrrlson at 11:05 PM on August 15, 2004


Wow, white people saying "niger" to be ironic, sure is funny!
It sure is dude!

/me puts on his kill whitey t-shirt, dyes his hair blonde, and heads down cuba street.
posted by holloway at 11:19 PM on August 15, 2004


Really doesn't matter. What was said was:

"... a city that never votes Republican."


We're talking about the Republican National Convention, Steve. Don't be obtuse. Obviously, the implication was that NYC never votes Republican in the presidential election. And if that wasn't the implication, I'm saying that jonmc's point about Bloomberg and your point about Giuliani are irrelevant.

To deny that NYC is a democratic stronghold because they have a left-leaning republican mayor is just plain stupid.
posted by jpoulos at 7:09 AM on August 16, 2004


Don't mess with Texas?
Don't fuck with New York.


That's a keeper!

nobody at all gives a flying fuck about john kerry. no matter how bad he is, no matter if he sat out vietnam stoned on heroin, if he fucks goats for sport, lies about his dick size, whatever. you won't change anyones mind by running down kerry - most of us lefties would vote for an inanimate carbon rod over george bush.

Where do I know you from? :-) Even an animate carbon rod. A muddy stick. ABB.
posted by nofundy at 9:10 AM on August 16, 2004


If militants violently disrupt the GOP convention, it could be Chicago 1968 redux -- and Christmas in August for the Bush campaign
posted by homunculus at 8:42 PM on August 16, 2004


Maybe not, i'm hoping.
posted by amberglow at 8:55 PM on August 16, 2004


Street Theater For The G.O.P.
posted by homunculus at 11:09 PM on August 16, 2004


I'm saying that jonmc's point about Bloomberg and your point about Giuliani are irrelevant.

Actually I was talking about Guliani, too. Dosen't anybody click links anymore?
posted by jonmc at 6:46 AM on August 17, 2004


I wish I could say this was funny, original, or clever.

but you're far too hip and jaded
.


I love you quonsar.
posted by Summer at 6:29 AM on August 18, 2004


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