Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

October 10, 2008 -

Q: What do you get when you cross a media sensation with a guy who loves to see his name in print?

A: A letter from Jack Thompson to Sarah Palin.

Facing imminent disbarment, the Miami attorney has written to the Republican vice-presidential candidate, urging her to take a stand against violent video games. And, of course, offering his own services in that regard.

In a letter to America's best-known hockey mom, Thompson writes:

The McCain-Palin campaign, with all respect, is missing the boat on this issue. I strongly urge your campaign to tell American parents that if elected you will present to Congress a bill that prevents the sale of adult games to kids while fully protecting the First Amendment. 

 

I have this crucial, constitutional legislation drafted and ready to go.  You will see voters flock to your proposal.  The American entertainment industry’s assault upon our children and our values must stop, and you are the person to stop it. 

Thompson's previous attempt at "this crucial, constitutional legislation," however, was declared unconstitutional in stinging language by a federal judge in Louisiana. Utah's Republican attorney general also dismissed a Thompson-drafted bill as a violation of the First Amendment. State legislatures in Delaware and Massachusetts have likewise passed on Thompson's proposal.

Full text of the letter after the jump... 

October 10, 2008

The Honorable Sarah Palin
Governor, State of Alaska
Vice-Presidential Candidate
McCain-Palin Campaign Headquarters
Arlington, Virginia Via Fax and e-mail

Re:  Federal Law Needed to Stop Sale of Mature-Rated Video Games to Minors

Dear Governor Palin:

Over the last decade I have appeared on more than 200 national television programs (Today eight times, 60 Minutes twice, Nightline, Oprah) alerting Americans to the public safety and health hazards posed by the video game industry’s marketing and sale of violent and pornographic Mature-rated video games to minors.  Innumerable school shootings have been caused by these murder simulators, including those at Paducah, Columbine, Red Lake, and Virginia Tech.  We are teaching our kids how to murder.

A number of reliable polls prove that 70% of the American people want a federal law prohibiting the sale of adult video games to minors.  We are the only nation in the world that does not have such a law. The United States Federal Trade Commission has proven that major retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart are violating the video game industry’s age rating system. These brazen sales by these huge retailers are occurring in stores and via the Internet.   I have sat in jail cells with these game-trained killers.  I have sat in the living rooms of the families of their victims.  Both sides in this carnage are bathed in tears.  The video game industry is sowing the wind, and the rest of us are reaping their whirlwind.  It is going to get worse.  Columbine times ten is on the way.  

The McCain-Palin campaign, with all respect, is missing the boat on this issue. I strongly urge your campaign to tell American parents that if elected you will present to Congress a bill that prevents the sale of adult games to kids while fully protecting the First Amendment.  I have this crucial, constitutional legislation drafted and ready to go.  You will see voters flock to your proposal.  The American entertainment industry’s assault upon our children and our values must stop, and you are the person to stop it. 

Regards, Jack Thompson
 


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I don't know if he will see this or not, but I feel like posting it anyway.

Mr. Thompson,

    I am aware of your personal crusade for the sanctioning of violent video games and the want of government interaction to ensure that minors do not come into possession of said medium.  I do feel that trying to convince Mrs. Palin to join your crusade will not come to fruition.  It doesn't have anything to do with her party affiliation or her trying to keep a low profile from a media that is trying to find an excuse to attack her personal character (and, like it or not, your extreme actions in the courtroom setting would pose as a negative mark for her by association), however, I cannot believe that anybody in congress, including Mrs. Palin, would want to risk destroying or hendering the major economic revenue that video games generate.  At over $11 billion generated last year alone, a number higher than the filmi industry, the video game industry has become a large player in the US economy and to risk damaging a large player during a financial crisis is an act of extreme lunacy.

    Should knowledge be made available to parents and, most importantly, sellers of video games about how to properly read and relay the meaning of the ESRB ratings? YES.  This is something everyone can agree upon. The ESRB does an superb job in their game ratings, they are indepth, clearly labeled, and have recieved high praise from the likes of Liberman (a man who sought to impose federal regulation on video games for much the same reasons you want them, but gave the industry one year to offer their own guidelines)and many other political figures. The problem isn't the rating system, Mr. Thompson, it is the utter lack of training and the lack of care that many of the big chains of stores have that allow the purchases to be made by underage consumers. Should they be fined? No, sir, they should not because they haven't broken any laws, however, they should receive proper training in the product they are selling to consumers to ensure that such acts of selling violent video games to underaged children should not occur.  Gamestop and Best Buy are trained in the rating system and, according to a recent study, are very diligent in keeping underage consumers from buying the products.

    Mr. Thompson, there is something we all agree upon; no child should ever be able to walk into a store and pick up a game that is rated Mature or Adults-only and then pay for it and walk out with said game in possession. We don't support such things, Mr. Thompson, and only someone who is deranged would.  Everyone here supports the ESRB and their rating system, however, we are very much against any legal actions that would take a valid form of artistic expression and an entertainment medium and place it on a different guideline for legal actions toward its consumers. It simply is not just, fair, ethical, or constitutional. 

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Mr. Thompson,

I, for one, agree with you. How can we honestly expect people to take care of their own children? How dare any parent suggest that they should have the right to decide what their child sees and experiences?

That's what the government is for.

You have done a commendable job illustrating the depths of depravity and insanity that people can exhibit. Anyone who has even a rudimentary knowledge of your career and exploits can easily understand the kind of warped mind that some people can have.

Thank you for that.

And, pertaining to your letter, I think you have done the right thing in contacting Ms. Palin. She should be made fully aware of the dangers some people can pose to the public.

I particularly agreed with your mentioning of the Ayers incident. A person campaigning for the highest office in the land would have to be insane to fraternize with someone who has been found guilty of crimes.

Can you even imagine?

Should she take you up on your offer, I suggest you organize a two day event in which both legislators, officials, and the general public come together to address this issue. The law makers and lawyers could attend the first day and the second day could be open to members of the general public.

Hey, if we plan it for two weeks from now, you can go to both days.

That'd be super!

In closing, I would like to thank you again for your tireless efforts to protect us from violence perpetrated by fictional characters. Truly, anyone with even the smallest amount of common sense can realize this is an entirely fictional epidemic.

Sincerely,

Matthew P, Also Not Going To Be An Attorney In 14 Days.

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What makes me smile is the fact that he's patting himself on the back for recieving over 400 posts in a thread about him, without realising that every single one of them is laughing at him.

He's lost the once thing that he needed to intimidate the communities he so despises and he's too stupid to even realise what that thing is, it's not his law license that made the difference, it was Respect. He was so busy shouting about being 'An Attorney' that he managed to lose the respect of everyone he hated and feared.

He's lost his teeth because he didn't even realise where his teeth were....

So deliciously ironic.

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(Sorry for double post.))

See Mr Lowenstien, he's comming to us. Not the other way around. Think about that when you try to blame us for making him. He made himself. I'm inclind to think you helped, since you did nothing to stop him.

- Warren Lewis

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

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This is for Former ESA president Doug Lowenstien:

You see this? WE didn't come To Thompson. He came here. To US, on multiple occaisions. You dropped the ball. As far as I'm concerned, you created him. The only thing the journalists, developers and gamers are guilty of is standing up to him for things YOU should have been doing. But you didn't.

Warren Lewis

See, my name, Jack. Been posting it since the LJ days. Ask anyone here. Funny how the one you denomized the most is sticking up for you. >.<

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

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I doubt her campaign/handlers will even let this letter get near her. It will probably be put in the round file with all of the other "suggestion/asking for a job" letters the candidates get.

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Anyone know how come my two earlier posts have disappeared?

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Jack Thompson: DENNIS! HEY, LISTEN! DESU!

Dennis: Oh, god, what the fuck you want now?

Jack Thompson: I sended a letter to Sarah Palin asking her to join me on my cultural war against games, DESU.

Dennis: Oh god, THIS IS MADNESS!

Jack Thompson: Madness?-- This is ................................ LOOOOOOVE!

Dennis: o_O

Doug Lowenstein: ^^

 

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You missed something.

"Shadow Darkman: *facepalm*"

There ya go!

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I AM DOOMED TO HAUNT JACK THOMPSON'S DREAMS UNTIL HIS CRUSADE AGAINST VIDEO GAMES ENDS.



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I AM DOOMED TO HAUNT JACK THOMPSON'S DREAMS UNTIL HIS CRUSADE AGAINST VIDEO GAMES ENDS.

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

The simple truth is Sarah Palin will be round filing Jack's letter for a very simple reason.

Jack Thompson is irrelevant.

What's he gonna do?  Sue?  You need a law license or an ego small enough (along with the cash) to have another lawyer handle the case.  JT doesn't have any of those.

"Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

"Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

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Wow Jack, you posted 22 times before I even saw the article, and I last checked the site last night before I went to bed.  You say that you work 14 hours, but most people would get fired for wasting so much time trolling on a message board.  I wish I could see how many times you've hit the refresh button to see how much of an obsessive compulsive you've become.

Oh, and your plan is laughable since Palin is such a puppet.  Even if she wanted to go along with your kooky plan, she wouldn't be able to get that idea past her advisors.  Their campaign needs every vote they can get, and your little scheme would ruin their chance to get the younger vote.

I hate to break the dreams of the mentally challenged, but someones got to do it before they hurt themselves or others.

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Ummm no Actually you backed out of the debate. But since you are less than nothing to anyone, I don't really care about anything you say or claim.

If I ever do see you in real life, you will have to be carried away, and with fewer teeth in your mouth than before. What are you gonna do?

-WarOtter "Fuzzy mammal, and you're not"

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Sarah Palin? Just another case of Jack picking on a poor defensless bimbo who doesn't know any better.

Just shows how desperate he is, however at this point I don't think even Palin would be dumb enough to go near Thompson,  McCain is doing bad enough in the polls as it is

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"No, I'm quite busy today.  I began my day at 4:30 am, while you were recovering from a marijuana hangover.  I work 14-hour days.  That's why I'm well known, and nobody gives a damn who the Hell you are.  Jack Thompson "

 

You know Jack I've been reading your statements and you always claim to be a Christian and be holy and all, but I don't recall arogance being a Christ-like quality in fact, if I'm not mistaken didn't Jesus humble himself before others? I also don't recall Jesus threatening people. Your an arrogant fool Jack, to think that you have the answer, and that anyone else who thinks otherwise must be a lowlife or high. No your not a Christian Jack your an attention whore and you'll say and do anything to get it. Oh and I'm not afraid to use my real name Jack it's Phillip.

 

Oh and one more thing your nothing more than a terrorist in a suit.

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Given that Sarah Palin has taken an interest in banning books, I can imagine she and Thompson will find much common ground. It's interesting to me that he sought her out; it says quite a bit about someone when Thompson courts them as an ideological bedfellow. I just hope he remembers to include gay porn in his "proposed legislation" to her...

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My 15 year old self is gonna play some Bioshock.  Try to stop me Jt, you can't.  My parents let me play M-rated games and thus your campaign is never gonna affect me.  

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HA! Burn.

-Remember kids, personal responsibility is for losers!

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

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"No, I'm quite busy today.  I began my day at 4:30 am, while you were recovering from a marijuana hangover.  I work 14-hour days.  That's why I'm well known, and nobody gives a damn who the Hell you are.  Jack Thompson "

 

You know Jack I've been reading your statements and you always claim to be a Christian and be holy and all, but I don't recall arogance being a Christ-like quality in fact, if I'm not mistaken didn't Jesus humble himself before others? I also don't recall Jesus threatening people. Your an arrogant fool Jack, to think that you have the answer, and that anyone else who thinks otherwise must be a lowlife or high. No your not a Christian Jack your an attention whore and you'll say and do anything to get it. Oh and I'm not afraid to use my real name Jack it's Phillip.

 

Oh and one more thing your nothing more than a terrorist in a suit.

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"No, I'm quite busy today.  I began my day at 4:30 am, while you were recovering from a marijuana hangover.  I work 14-hour days.  That's why I'm well known, and nobody gives a damn who the Hell you are.  Jack Thompson "

 

You know Jack I've been reading your statements and you always claim to be a Christian and be holy and all, but I don't recall arogance being a Christ-like quality in fact, if I'm not mistaken didn't Jesus humble himself before others? I also don't recall Jesus threatening people. Your an arrogant fool Jack, to think that you have the answer, and that anyone else who thinks otherwise must be a lowlife or high. No your not a Christian Jack your an attention whore and you'll say and do anything to get it. Oh and I'm not afraid to use my real name Jack it's Phillip.

 

Oh and one more thing your nothing more than a terrorist in a suit.

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"No, I'm quite busy today.  I began my day at 4:30 am, while you were recovering from a marijuana hangover.  I work 14-hour days.  That's why I'm well known, and nobody gives a damn who the Hell you are.  Jack Thompson "

 

You know Jack I've been reading your statements and you always claim to be a Christian and be holy and all, but I don't recall arogance being a Christ-like quality in fact, if I'm not mistaken didn't Jesus humble himself before others? I also don't recall Jesus threatening people. Your an arrogant fool Jack, to think that you have the answer, and that anyone else who thinks otherwise must be a lowlife or high. No your not a Christian Jack your an attention whore and you'll say and do anything to get it. Oh and I'm not afraid to use my real name Jack it's Phillip.

 

Oh and one more thing your nothing more than a terrorist in a suit.

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And let me reiterate, though Jack trolls, he isn't very good at that either. His insults seem to come straight from a 4th grader.

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

"No, I'm quite busy today.  I began my day at 4:30 am, while you were recovering from a marijuana hangover.  I work 14-hour days.  That's why I'm well known, and nobody gives a damn who the Hell you are.  Jack Thompson "

 

You know Jack I've been reading your statements and you always claim to be a Christian and be holy and all, but I don't recall arogance being a Christ-like quality in fact, if I'm not mistaken didn't Jesus humble himself before others? I also don't recall Jesus threatening people. Your an arrogant fool Jack, to think that you have the answer, and that anyone else who thinks otherwise must be a lowlife or high. No your not a Christian Jack your an attention whore and you'll say and do anything to get it. Oh and I'm not afraid to use my real name Jack it's Phillip.

 

Oh and one more thing your nothing more than a terrorist in a suit.

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My 15 year old self is now going to play some M-rated Bioshock in the safe knowledge that JT is nothing but a troll.  Time for some training on the murder simulator!

Ha

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Ha

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By the way you must incredbly delusional to think that you won't be disbarred Jack.

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oh and btw Jack, if your proposal ever did become law, stores would repeal their policies against selling M-rated games to minors to avod getting sanctioned if one employee screwed up. That means kids could go in and get whatever "murder simulator" they want.

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Hey Jack give me and a time and place and I'll debate you. Live on TV too, just remember to keep your name calling and personal attacks out of it.

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Edit: Double post.  Sorry about that.

Here’s a joke to compensate:

How many economists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
None. If the light bulb really needed changing, market forces would have already caused it to happen.


Andrew Eisen

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As long as this "crucial, constitutional legislation" is different from his last attempts, I'm quite looking forward to seeing what he's come up with.  His track record points to utter failure but you never know.  Maybe he'll come up with something constitutional and effective.

 

Andrew Eisen

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350 posts, all because of sweet little me.  Hal, what's your answer?  And to the rest of  you:  Thanks for loving me so dearly.  I knew you couldn't stand to live without me. Jack Thompson

ATTENTION, GAMER IDIOTS! HUGE STORY ABOUT TO BREAK REGARDING SAINTS ROW 2, COURTESY OF JACK THOMPSON, ATTORNEY. YOU’RE WELCOME, KIDS!

No, Metropolitian Moron of Miami

You can't stand to live without Dennis or anyone else here, loser.

Practice what you preach: Grow up and get a life.

Back in Black from a forced hiatus by Hurricane Gustav.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

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Yep, 350 comments.  7% of them are yours.

Also, if you want an answer from Hal, try emailing him.

"And to the rest of  you:  Thanks for loving me so dearly."

No, thank you for keeping us so entertained over the last few years.

 

Andrew Eisen

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Jack, why don't you debate one of us? I would love to do it, despite my hearing loss, I would be able to dismantle your arguments point by point.

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I can't help but think of the closing line of an episode of Babylon 5 when I see Thompson's vitirolic responses. It is in fact the closing line of Comes the Inquisitor

"Good luck to you in your holy cause, Captain Sheridan. May your choices have better results than mine. Remembered not as a messenger, remembered not as a reformer, not as a prophet, not as a hero…not even as Sebastian. Remembered only…as Jack."

This is not a complementary comparison by the way.

 

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Jack, for someone who claims that gamers are all hopeless social rejects who have no lives, you find an AWFUL lot of time to post on a blog run by a freelance journalist.  Shouldn't you be fulfilling your duties as a lawyer-OH WAIT!

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Jack, for someone who claims gamers are all hopeless rejects who have no lives, you certainly spend a LOT of time posting here.  An online blog run by a freelance journalist.  Shouldn't you be off practing your profession as a lawye-oh wait!

M. Carusi

Capitol Gaming

http://capitolgaming.blogspot.com

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Jack, why don't you debate one of us? Despite my hearing loss, I would love to debate you, as I know I could dismantle your arguments point by point.

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Jack, why don't you debate one of us? I would love to debate you, regardless of my hearing loss...and I know I would dismantle your arguments point by point.

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Jack, why don't you debate one of us? I would accept such a debate, despite my hearing loss, as I know I can still defeat you, point by point.

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Guys, I know that a lot of us are laughing here at Jack’s attempt to get Sarah Palin’s ear and think it’s unlikely. But I have to beg to differ. Out of all the politicians out there, I think Palin would be the one politician out there who would take Jack seriously. If you’ve been following the coverage, you’d know she’s just as much of a religious nutjob as he is. They’re two peas in a pod as far as I’m concerned. The only difference being their religion: Palin’s a Pentecostal and Jack’s supposedly a Presbyterian. But when it comes to social conservativism I don’t see many differences of opinion between the two anyway.

 
In my mind, it would be no small leap for her to use her bully pulpit if she were VP to vocally decry video games in the wake of another school shooting and aggressively push for some kind of legislation.
 
This is a woman who once talked about banning books.  Who sought blessings from a preacher (who sounded an awful lot like Wolfman Jack) for protection from witchcraft. Whose views on abortion and sex education are so strict that apparently she couldn’t even talk to her daughter about how to keep from getting knocked-up. Who enjoys shooting wolves and bears from a helicopter for fun. And whose experience on foreign policy consists of, “I can see Russia from my house.”
 
Her attack style is also similar to Jack’s. Even her recent remarks about Obama’s relationship with Bill Ayers (which Jack brought up) sounded eerily similar to Jack’s outrageous charges that people like Strauss Zelinck were “mental molesters of minors” and his comparing of Doug Lowenstein to Saddam Hussein and Joseph Goebbels.
 
Jack is at least right about McCain as far as his voting record goes. I do seem to remember him echoing Lieberman’s calls fro some sort of anti-gaming legislation way back when. It’s just one other reason why I wouldn’t vote for him.
 
By the way, Jack, I doubt very much that you’ve “learned from your mistakes.” You used almost the exact same bill you wrote for LA for UT and Boston. It got struck down in the former and got lost in legal limbo in the latter. I doubt anything you’d draft would be any more effective, as you’ve shown time and again you have no understanding of the how business relationship between publishers and retailers works, let alone the legal system or the U.S. Constitution.
 
Anyway, getting back to Palin, given her religious beliefs and her ultra-conservative stances on social issues, I believed that Jack would have found a perfect, captive audience for himself in her if he ever got her ear. In fact, I believe I even called it on the ECA forums (I shudder to think that I might have even given Jack the idea there!) So if that’s the case, I’m sorry for ever having suggested the idea. Just pray McCain never gets elected, then. (Though at this point, I seriously doubt he will. Still, you never know).

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By the way, Props to GP. That's the most flattering picture I've seen of Palin; they could've used others.

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Guys, I know that a lot of us are laughing here at Jack’s attempt to get Sarah Palin’s ear and think it’s unlikely. But I have to beg to differ. Out of all the politicians out there, I think Palin would be the one politician out there who would take Jack seriously. If you’ve been following the coverage, you’d know she’s just as much of a religious nutjob as he is. They’re two peas in a pod as far as I’m concerned. The only difference being their religion: Palin’s a Pentecostal and Jack’s supposedly a Presbyterian. But when it comes to social conservativism I don’t see many differences of opinion between the two anyway.

 
In my mind, it would be no small leap for her to use her bully pulpit if she were VP to vocally decry video games in the wake of another school shooting and aggressively push for some kind of legislation.
 
This is a woman who once talked about banning books.  Who sought blessings from a preacher (who sounded an awful lot like Wolfman Jack) for protection from witchcraft. Whose views on abortion and sex education are so strict that apparently she couldn’t even talk to her daughter about how to keep from getting knocked-up. Who enjoys shooting wolves and bears from a helicopter for fun. And whose experience on foreign policy consists of, “I can see Russia from my house.”
 
Her attack style is also similar to Jack’s. Even her recent remarks about Obama’s relationship with Bill Ayers (which Jack brought up) sounded eerily similar to Jack’s outrageous charges that people like Strauss Zelinck were “mental molesters of minors” and his comparing of Doug Lowenstein to Saddam Hussein and Joseph Goebbels.
 
Jack is at least right about McCain as far as his voting record goes. I do seem to remember him echoing Lieberman’s calls fro some sort of anti-gaming legislation way back when. It’s just one other reason why I wouldn’t vote for him.
 
By the way, Jack, I doubt very much that you’ve “learned from your mistakes.” You used almost the exact same bill you wrote for LA for UT and Boston. It got struck down in the former and got lost in legal limbo in the latter. I doubt anything you’d draft would be any more effective, as you’ve shown time and again you have no understanding of the how business relationship between publishers and retailers works, let alone the legal system or the U.S. Constitution.
 
Anyway, getting back to Palin, given her religious beliefs and her ultra-conservative stances on social issues, I believed that Jack would have found a perfect, captive audience for himself in her if he ever got her ear. In fact, I believe I even called it on the ECA forums (I shudder to think that I might have even given Jack the idea there!) So if that’s the case, I’m sorry for ever having suggested the idea. Just pray McCain never gets elected, then. (Though at this point, I seriously doubt he will. Still, you never know).

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Ouch.

 

Jack, I wonder if you are actually reading many of the posts here, and am confused as to how you persist in acting so blinkered when faced with obvious facts and simple logic, going so far as to insult us all and accuse us of drug use and other such acts, this is highly confusing as someone who has lived as long as you have had the benefit of doing would be expected to have some form of understanding of basic human conversation, as well as reading comprehension and other such life skills that are generally learned in the early years of life and developed through the rest of it, I would go so far as to say you have completely missed out on this aspect of your development as a human being.

 

On a side note I appear to be IP banned on the forums, anyone else experiencing this problem?

Your soul is a tasty refreshing treat to ones such as I

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What the fuck Jacko? You already got disbarred, just learn when to quit!


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Ya know Jack.

I really, REALLY hope you're still posting here in a year and a half when I finish my law degree.  Because I'm going to REALLY enjoy throwing it in your face that "I'm a lawyer, and you're not!"

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There's so many comments that it's actually pushing comments out of the page.

Jack Thompson should practice what he preaches about growing up and getting a life.

-Back in Black from a forced hiatus by Hurricane Gustav.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

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There is no ad in this site nor any traffic-based revenue. Is it that you are retarded and still believe that this is the case or you are a liar and know that but still proclaim otherwise?

These are the only two possibilities. Please advise.

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I see that the Metropolitian Moron of Miami has decided to post his asinine thoughts again.

It seems that the true facts of this "debate" has been lost on the soon-to-be-ex-attorney(as in, Jacky Boy, no longer licensed, whether it's in Florida or anywhere).

The most recent secret shopper survey done by the Federal Trade Commission showed that minors by themselves were able to buy an M-rated game only 20% of the time, way better than all the other entertainment industries.

Besides that, 90% of all video game sales are made by adults or parents. And of the sales to minors, the parents are standing right there next to their child 90% of the time.

So, apparently, there's hardly any M-rated game sales to minors by themselves(based on the stats, it's only 2% of all sales).

The "reliable polls" you claim that "70% of Americans 'wanted' legislation keeping minors from buying 'violent' video games are false. They were done by a PR firm looking to extort business from the ESA.

The legislation in Louisiana was not unanimously passed. IIRC, 4 representatives and 3 senators did not even vote on the measure. And the governor that did sign it(after she helped botch everything after Katrina hit New Orleans) is no longer governor. And the legislation? Ruled Unconstitutional.

And your new approach is the same as the old approach. It still relies on content-classification(because it requires ID's on all sales of video games based on a rating that is based on content), therefore it is still a violation of the First Amendment.

Preventing killings? More like trying to make money off of them.

Spike TV was probably looking at you for a comedy show rather than for the returning Unsolved Mysteries with new host Dennis Farina.

Practice what you preach, jabroni: Grow up and get a life.

By the way, Sarah Palin will not be the next president after McCain or Obama. Bobby Jindal will be.

Back in Black from a forced hiatus by Hurricane Gustav.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His "Expertise" to Sarah Palin

"By the way, Sarah Palin will not be the next president after McCain or Obama. Bobby Jindal will be."

I'd vote for em

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

Jack Thompson / Fred Phelps for President in 2012!

Re: Jack Thompson Offers His Expertise to Sarah Palin

President of Antarctica maybe!

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1
 
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Andrew EisenI love Terry Crews but I'm not sure he fits Luke Cage's personality (maybe Crews' acting range is broader than I realize?). How about Michael Jai White?09/02/2014 - 11:25pm
Papa MidnightTerry Crews for Luke Cage. Make it happen, Marvel and Netflix :)09/02/2014 - 9:58pm
prh99I would be shocked if Nintendo said it was region free, or even made it optional like XBox 360 for that matter.09/02/2014 - 7:22pm
Matthew WilsonI should say the recent past.09/02/2014 - 6:58pm
Matthew Wilsongiven their past, I do not blame people for thinking they will not change. I think they will keep region locking too.09/02/2014 - 6:48pm
E. Zachary KnightMan. People have no confidence in Nintendo regarding region locking the New 3DS.09/02/2014 - 6:20pm
Andrew EisenThat doesn't mean there has to be a movie though. Having said that, I've no doubt that we will eventually get a Black Panther movie. But Stan Lee will probably learn about it around the same time you and I do.09/02/2014 - 2:34pm
MaskedPixelanteWell they have to get to him eventually. Captain America's shield didn't grow on a tree, the minerals to make it had to come from somewhere, and that somewhere is Wakanda.09/02/2014 - 2:31pm
E. Zachary KnightYes, but it has never been confirmed as in development, or even pre-production.09/02/2014 - 2:21pm
MaskedPixelanteBlack Panther's been on the short list for a while.09/02/2014 - 2:18pm
E. Zachary KnightIt is possible that Stan Lee mispoke. I don't think he knows everything Marvel movies. But it is a sweet idea if true.09/02/2014 - 2:04pm
Andrew EisenSo says Stan Lee who almost certainly wouldn't know.09/02/2014 - 2:04pm
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.cinemablend.com/new/Marvel-Black-Panther-Movie-Confirmed-By-Stan-Lee-66993.html Black Panther is apparently getting a movie. And maybe one for Black Widow, even though I think it's too late for her.09/02/2014 - 1:53pm
Cheater87Look what FINALLY came to Australia uncut! http://www.gamespot.com/articles/left-4-dead-2-gets-reclassified-in-australia/1100-6422038/09/02/2014 - 6:49am
Andrew EisenHence the "Uh, yeah. Obviously."09/02/2014 - 12:53am
SleakerI think Nintendo has proven over the last 2 years that it doesn't.09/02/2014 - 12:31am
Andrew EisenSleaker - Uh, yeah. Obviously.09/01/2014 - 8:20pm
Sleaker@AE - exclusives do not a console business make.09/01/2014 - 8:03pm
Papa MidnightI find it disappointing that, despite the presence of a snopes article and multiple articles countering it, people are still spreading a fake news story about a "SWATter" being sentenced to X (because the number seems to keep changing) years in prison.09/01/2014 - 5:08pm
Papa MidnightAnd resulting in PC gaming continuing to be held back by developer habits09/01/2014 - 5:07pm
 

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