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   Pete Townshend comes out of the closet and admits he's a neocon

05 Dec 2012 07:20 AM   |   12266 clicks   |   Yahoo
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blender61     
what he said was "I'm a bit of a neocon" 

Nothing wrong with that really. Only a f(t)ool agrees in totality with any party's line.

If you rtfa, it is rather reasonable.

05 Dec 2012 02:02 AM
CavalierEternal    [TotalFark]  
Should've died before he got old.

05 Dec 2012 02:11 AM
AdolfOliverPanties     
Who?

05 Dec 2012 02:30 AM
propasaurus    [TotalFark]  
Huh. A guy who was arrested for 'researching' kiddie porn? Whoda thought?

05 Dec 2012 02:35 AM
dickfreckle     
"I thought he [Romney] was throwing the money in such buckets and I thought Obama looked, looked tired," Townshend said of the presidential election.

And yet they still lost. This election proved that even Citizens United couldn't buy the entire government from the people.

There's hope yet, even in America.

05 Dec 2012 02:47 AM
violentsalvation    [TotalFark]  
I'm a "bit of a neocon" myself. A bit. I don't see what the problem is. We all have different colored streaks in our undergarments than the stain we put forward publicly. He makes music, who cares what he thinks, anyway? I personally hate the who's music. Damn owls.

05 Dec 2012 03:02 AM
Tenebreux    [TotalFark]  
"OI PETE! YOU STILL WANKING OFF TO LITTLE KIDS YOU PAEDO?"

05 Dec 2012 06:22 AM
vernonFL    [TotalFark]  
This explains the latest version of Tommy, starring Dick Cheney as the "Pinball Wizard" Karl Rove as "Uncle Ernie" and Condoleeza Rice as the "Acid Queen"

05 Dec 2012 07:08 AM
Muta     

vernonFL: This explains the latest version of Tommy, starring Dick Cheney as the "Pinball Wizard" Karl Rove as "Uncle Ernie" and Condoleeza Rice as the "Acid Queen"


I'd watch that.

05 Dec 2012 07:23 AM
abhorrent1     
Oh look. A republican, boy loving pedo. I'm shocked!

05 Dec 2012 07:23 AM
Alphax     
I wonder how that works. He wants to bring US approved democracy to the whole world forcibly, but only somewhat?

05 Dec 2012 07:24 AM
BarrRepublican     
But nowadays, the old man, he's got all the money.

And the young man ain't got nothing in the world....

/heavy jamming

05 Dec 2012 07:25 AM
BarefootInTheFark     
Came to make obvious comparisons on neocons and pedo porn, but I see by 10 comments in that I'm already too late.

05 Dec 2012 07:26 AM
lordjupiter     
Yet he was OK with the election results due to continuity or whatever. Shocking coming from someone who grew up in a monarchy, I know.

Sounds like his opinion on American politics is like the superficial "if I have to choose" opinion most Americans probably have regarding English soccer teams. "Oh, that uniform looks cool. The crowd has some nice chants. I'm rooting for this team. They lost? Oh well. Whatever."

05 Dec 2012 07:26 AM
kradio     
He always has been.

05 Dec 2012 07:27 AM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  

Muta: vernonFL: This explains the latest version of Tommy, starring Dick Cheney as the "Pinball Wizard" Karl Rove as "Uncle Ernie" and Condoleeza Rice as the "Acid Queen"

I'd watch that.


Hell, I'd *HIT* Condi as the Acid Queen. Especially if she can move her lips like Tina Turner.

05 Dec 2012 07:27 AM
TheVeryDeadIanMartin     
Down with the bedclothes
Up with your nightshirt!
Fiddle about
Fiddle about
Fiddle about !

05 Dec 2012 07:28 AM
I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros     
Daltrey says the program, which is expanding into the United States after operating in the UK for the last decade, is improving care for teenagers with cancer. "It's looking like between ten and fifteen percent improvement of the medicine, just by giving them a space of their own, so that they can be teenager," Daltrey said.

Wow, those are some pretty High Numbers.

05 Dec 2012 07:28 AM
jrw8778     
A pedo with a charity for kids? Hrm, where have I heard this one before?

05 Dec 2012 07:35 AM
david_gaithersburg     
Its good to see people in the entertainment industry standing up to Progressive McCarthyism.

05 Dec 2012 07:37 AM
teeny     

AdolfOliverPanties: Who?


iseewhatyoudidthere.jpeg

05 Dec 2012 07:38 AM
Mose     

jrw8778: A pedo with a charity for kids? Hrm, where have I heard this one before?


"From the very beginning I acknowledged that I did access this site and that I had given the police full access to all of my computers," said the former member of the Who.

"As I made clear at the outset, I accessed the site because of my concerns at the shocking material readily available on the internet to children as well as adults, and as part of my research towards the campaign I had been putting together since 1995 to counter damage done by all kinds of pornography on the internet, but especially any involving child abuse.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/may /08/arts.ukcrime

I'm not defending the guy, don't know him, and I'm probably as cynical as the next guy. But it'd be pretty shiatty for him if he isn't actually a pedo, the way things went. Everyone I've ever heard comment about it since just assumes he is.

05 Dec 2012 07:44 AM
Jaws_Victim     
This is an outrage?

05 Dec 2012 07:56 AM
jrw8778     
Mose:Everyone I've ever heard comment about it since just assumes he is.

I think you're naive. Everyone who gets caught says "I was just doing research." Additionally his response was lacking reason: the only reason to observe child pronography is for purient purposes and/or official proceedings related thereto. Whatever he was researching, the focus would not have been on child porn, but the effects of it. Which you can safely do by supporting victims of that crime, without downloading CP.

05 Dec 2012 07:58 AM
karnal     
CavalierEternal

Should've died before he got old.



There are people that think the same thing about you.

05 Dec 2012 08:09 AM
markfara     
If Townshend was a pedo, don't you think someone he diddled would have pressed charges by now? The guy's worth millions, after all.

05 Dec 2012 08:12 AM
stonent     
Oldnewsisexciting.jpg

He indicated he leaned that way around ten years ago.

05 Dec 2012 08:12 AM
JackieRabbit     
It's a case of too much magic bus....

05 Dec 2012 08:12 AM
martid4    [TotalFark]  
Wasn't he the Chinball Wizard?

05 Dec 2012 08:13 AM
thespindrifter     

jrw8778: Mose:Everyone I've ever heard comment about it since just assumes he is.

I think you're naive. Everyone who gets caught says "I was just doing research." Additionally his response was lacking reason: the only reason to observe child pronography is for purient purposes and/or official proceedings related thereto. Whatever he was researching, the focus would not have been on child porn, but the effects of it. Which you can safely do by supporting victims of that crime, without downloading CP.


I hope your permanently recorded, illegally wiretapped internet history gets read by the "authorities" some day, and can't wait to watch you wiggle and squirm on the hook as you try to defend 1/10th of the shiat you have accidentally clicked on, stumbled across, or didn't even look at, but was seen by someone else on your router after the power went out that one time and it went back to the wide-open out-of-box default settings...

judgemental cocksucking armchair warriors who weren't there deserve that kind of instant karma, you bigoted, self-righteous prick. If he had been guilty, the authoritarian Scotland Yard would have been all too happy to make him suffer for life; just look at Gary Glitter!

Mose: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/may /08/arts.ukcrime

I'm not defending the guy, don't know him, and I'm probably as cynical as the next guy. But it'd be pretty shiatty for him if he isn't actually a pedo, the way things went. Everyone I've ever heard comment about it since just assumes he is.


Pedos deserve to burn. Townsend was *thoroughly* investigated and cleared. This has been covered time and time again on Fark, and there have been mountains of evidence presented proving that he was just a guy who let morbid curiosity get the best of him, same as anyone who may have accidentally clicked on a goatse or /b/ or something. It's good to be cynical, but even after all of the evidence for his actual cooperation and relative innocence had been presented, there are still the die-hards out there like the 'tard who replied to you earlier that will refuse to listen to reason and want to happily join a lynch mob like the evil sheep in Alabama that are all to happy to murder an accused black man in the early 1960s. Be glad you aren't one of those mindless monsters that ignore the law and think they are above it.

05 Dec 2012 08:14 AM
markfara     

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: Daltrey says the program, which is expanding into the United States after operating in the UK for the last decade, is improving care for teenagers with cancer. "It's looking like between ten and fifteen percent improvement of the medicine, just by giving them a space of their own, so that they can be teenager," Daltrey said.

Wow, those are some pretty High Numbers.


And that was after all the Detours.

05 Dec 2012 08:15 AM
GibbyTheMole     
Mose: Everyone I've ever heard comment about it since just assumes he is.

And this is why you should hope you're never falsely accused of any sort of sex crime, especially involving a kid. Even if you're innocent, and it's proven in a court of law several times over, you're still always guilty in the eye of the public.

FWIW, I don't think Pete's a pedo, probably because I read up on what actually happened rather than just blindly jumped on the "Pete's a pedo" bandwagon of public herp-derp.

05 Dec 2012 08:19 AM
neenerist     

BarrRepublican: But nowadays, the old man, he's got all the money.


After suffering destitution for the last 40 years, at rock bottom making due with a Rolls instead of Bentley.

05 Dec 2012 08:26 AM
PonceAlyosha     
Looks like he...did get fooled again.

05 Dec 2012 08:27 AM
keylock71    [TotalFark]  
Daltrey says the program, which is expanding into the United States after operating in the UK for the last decade, is improving care for teenagers with cancer.
"It's looking like between ten and fifteen percent improvement of the medicine, just by giving them a space of their own, so that they can be teenager," Daltrey said.



Don't really care about Townsend's political views, honestly.

It's good to see these very wealthy individuals putting their money and fame to good use. I applaud them for it.


Live at Leeds is still one of my favorite albums.

05 Dec 2012 08:28 AM
JackieRabbit     

stonent: Oldnewsisexciting.jpg

He indicated he leaned that way around ten years ago.


I don't think anyone cared then either. The neocon movement has been dead since 2004. It served its last purpose with the re-election (re-election-stealing?) of Dubya. It was replaced by the tea party movement, which has also served its last purpose (and failed). It will be interesting to see what the GOP's next marketing strategy will be.

05 Dec 2012 08:30 AM
skinink     
Pedo wasteland, it's just a pedo wasteland...

You'd think someone like Townsend who has money would just pay to have someone research the sexual abuse of children so then he can speak out against it.

05 Dec 2012 08:31 AM
T.M.S.     

Mose: jrw8778: A pedo with a charity for kids? Hrm, where have I heard this one before?

"From the very beginning I acknowledged that I did access this site and that I had given the police full access to all of my computers," said the former member of the Who.

"As I made clear at the outset, I accessed the site because of my concerns at the shocking material readily available on the internet to children as well as adults, and as part of my research towards the campaign I had been putting together since 1995 to counter damage done by all kinds of pornography on the internet, but especially any involving child abuse.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/may /08/arts.ukcrime

I'm not defending the guy, don't know him, and I'm probably as cynical as the next guy. But it'd be pretty shiatty for him if he isn't actually a pedo, the way things went. Everyone I've ever heard comment about it since just assumes he is.


I do. The pedo thing was total bullshiat. The way he did what he did was not particularly bright but there is far more evidence he was doing research than fapping to pictures of children.

05 Dec 2012 08:32 AM
karnal     
keylock71

Daltrey says the program, which is expanding into the United States after operating in the UK for the last decade, is improving care for teenagers with cancer.
"It's looking like between ten and fifteen percent improvement of the medicine, just by giving them a space of their own, so that they can be teenager," Daltrey said.


Don't really care about Townsend's political views, honestly.

It's good to see these very wealthy individuals putting their money and fame to good use. I applaud them for it.


Live at Leeds is still one of my favorite albums.



Yeah - Definitely my favorite live album.

05 Dec 2012 08:33 AM
karnal     
skinink


Pedo wasteland, it's just a pedo wasteland...

You'd think someone like Townsend who has money would just pay to have someone research the sexual abuse of children so then he can speak out against it.



Someone like........you?

05 Dec 2012 08:34 AM
imontheinternet    [TotalFark]  
I'd like to think that if I had a child who turned out to be a neocon, I'd still love him just as much.

05 Dec 2012 08:35 AM
Mose     

GibbyTheMole:
And this is why you should hope you're never falsely accused of any sort of sex crime, especially involving a kid. Even if you're innocent, and it's proven in a court of law several times over, you're still always guilty in the eye of the public.

FWIW, I don't think Pete's a pedo, probably because I read up on what actually happened rather than just blindly jumped on the "Pete's a pedo" bandwagon of public herp-derp.

T.M.S.:
I do. The pedo thing was total bullshiat. The way he did what he did was not particularly bright but there is far more evidence he was doing research than fapping to pictures of children.


Yeah, I hope he's not. Seems like a good guy based on his charity work and whatnot.

05 Dec 2012 08:36 AM
Tyrone Slothrop     

markfara: If Townshend was a pedo, don't you think someone he diddled would have pressed charges by now? The guy's worth millions, after all.


You're thinking of "pederast".

05 Dec 2012 08:38 AM
beta_plus     
Looks like a bunch of Fark Libs

* puts on sunglasses *

Won't Get Fooled Again.


/YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

05 Dec 2012 08:40 AM
Mose     

imontheinternet: I'd like to think that if I had a child who turned out to be a neocon, I'd still love him just as much.


I know you're probably saying this in jest, but all the families I know that get into serious, won't talk to each other for lengthy periods of time-type fights over politics are generally idiots and/or thrive on drama (same thing?)

I have aunts who are to the left of Stalin and uncles who keep a copy of the Prince at their bedside (well not quite, but you get the picture). They've pretty much agreed to disagree and can give and take good ribbing about it and still laugh it off.

05 Dec 2012 08:41 AM
JackieRabbit     

imontheinternet: I'd like to think that if I had a child who turned out to be a neocon, I'd still love him just as much.


Yes, but you'd still introduce him to some really nice moderates in the hope that it's just a phase.

05 Dec 2012 08:42 AM
Jake Havechek     
Fark Libs

There it is again.

Are you some kind of joke?

05 Dec 2012 08:43 AM
Benni K Rok    [TotalFark]  

imontheinternet: I'd like to think that if I had a child who turned out to be a neocon, I'd still love him just as much.


I'd wait for the MRI results first.

05 Dec 2012 08:43 AM
Isildur     
♫ ...behind bluered eyes... ♪

05 Dec 2012 08:46 AM
Headso     
many in the first world are a little bit neocon, after all we benefit from exploiting developing nations.

05 Dec 2012 08:54 AM
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