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In Topic: Satirical Newspaper in Paris attacked

04 February 2015 - 11:55 AM

It's hard to be sympathetic with Charlie Hebdo. It's a magazine that claims the right to satirize anyone it wants in the most obscene manner, for the sake of its own amusement. It doesn't stand for anything more than that.

Should Charlie Hebdo be permitted to publish as it pleases? Yes, but the cartoonist who survived admits that it will be very difficult to do so. He also says that most Muslims wouldn't kill over a cartoon, and he's right about that.

He also says that Muhammad is "just a chap," and that's where this cartoonist goes blind. Muhammad is sacred to devout Muslims, and there are some Muslims willing to kill over such an insult. That does not fit his world view. It is an affront to his right to publish anything he pleases without the fear of violence.


I do pity this man, as he feels helpless. He clearly wants his Western government to protect his right to offend, but he has no idea how that can happen without offending his own deeply rooted beliefs about equality and fraternity among all peoples. He knows that there are Muslims who will never see it his way, and that they will resort to violence when they are slighted. He wants to believe that we all can live in peace ("I hugged a Muslim at Charb's funeral") but he knows deep down that we can't.


What a quandary. He might as well kill himself, I guess, because his world view offers no hope whatsoever.

In Topic: Hasan's Brodeur Post

03 February 2015 - 09:46 AM

The 1995 playoff game against the Bruins where Randy McKay scored in OT. third shutout of the series.


How'd that go in?? :D


I was at that game, too. Marty was quietly great in that playoff run, as he was in other years, too.

In Topic: Hasan's Brodeur Post

02 February 2015 - 10:29 PM

Great post, CR1976.

In Topic: Hasan's Brodeur Post

02 February 2015 - 10:27 PM

I was at the playoff game against Montreal when he scored a goal, and I was at the game in Montreal when Brodeur tied Roy for career wins. Great personal memories.


Another one that sticks out for me is when Marty tried to calm the crowd when we were booing the selection of Giguere as the Conn Smythe Trophy winner. He pretended to put the Cup over his head, indicating that the best trophy was yet to come, and it was ours.

In Topic: Super Bowl 49!

01 February 2015 - 11:08 PM

Whoever called that last play whether it was Carroll, Bevell or Wilson can die in a fire.  Literally ANYthing else they could have run from the one-yard line would have been better.  Play-action bootleg with the QB, throw a fade to the Foot Locker guy that was doing a Calvin Johnson imitation or (gasp!) give it to the best running back in the league from the one-yard line!  ANYthing but a slant in the middle of the field on the half-yard line :argh:


I was thinking Russell Wilson on the fake dive. Seattle overthought that one.