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David Mamet in Village Voice: Why I am no longer a brain-dead liberal

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by old_tony, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    http://www.villagevoice.com/news/0811,374064,374064,1.html
     
  2. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i wept and didn't know why a couple of minutes ago, tony. now i know why.
     
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    "You know what it takes to sell real estate? It takes brass balls."
     
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    So he'd rather be a brain-dead conservative?

    From what I've seen, the intelligence requirements are lower on that side of the aisle.
     
  5. EmbassyRow

    EmbassyRow Active Member

    Get mad, you sons of bitches, get MAD!
     
  6. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    It's actually a brilliant piece if you read it rather than just taking potshots.
     
  7. EmbassyRow

    EmbassyRow Active Member

    Not taking potshots. I'm just mindlessly jumping at an opportunity to quote Glengarry Glen Ross.
     
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Same here. But I read it and though he made his case quite well. And it's an informed case, which distinguishes itself from most such writing on the general topic.
     
  9. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Sorry, I didn't recognize the threadjack.

    I like when people can talk about politics philosophically and strip away all the current-event specifics and people. I try to explain to people that I lean philosophically toward conservative government policy, and nobody ever seems to be able to accept that I can have that philosophy and still be pro-choice and not be a fan of Bush. I vote both sides of the aisle regularly, because I actually consider the subject and the person.

    I think this Chris Rock clip should be required viewing before anyone can post on a political thread:

     
  10. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Coffee's for closers.
     
  11. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    man, is mamet brilliant. simply brilliant. 8)
     
  12. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    A Always
    B Be
    C Closing

    Always be closing ...
     
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