Flick01
member since 04/08/2004
I'm a guy
About me: To all my friends (and detractors), Thank you for your support and friendship but I will not be returning to Rate It All. You can find updated posts (dealing mostly with analog records and tapes) at www.tapeheads.net. I wish you all the best. Flick01
User Votes: 4332 Helpful / 113 Funny / 165 Agree / 95 Disagree
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1827 days ago

Why did the chicken cross the road? To show the armadillo it could be done.

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1829 days ago

Numbah, I don't wish to speak for you but perhaps I can help clarify the term "campus monster shouters." If Michael Moore or the publisher of the NY Times is invited to speak on a college campus their views are allowed to be heard and while Conservative students may protest peacefully they allow the person to speak. Not so with our liberal friends. Lakeside School, a Seattle prep school, canceled an appearance by Conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza because they did not like his views regarding race, a position which a good number of Conservatives disagree with as well. At Columbia University the school would not tolerate Minuteman Jim Gilcrest's freedom of speech. The students disrupted Gilcrest's appearance to the point of terminating his speaking engagement with students yelling, "He has no right to speak!" so apparently anyone with whom they disagree has no right to express their viewpoints. College president Lee Bollinger won't "tolerate" the ROTC on campus but he welcomed Iranian President Ahmadinejad with open arms. At San Francisco State University, Conservative author David Horowitz had his entire speech shouted down by a group of protesters. How many times has Ann Coulter been shouted down or Clarence Thomas been "uninvited" to speak at a college function simply because they hold Conservative views? I find it disingenuous when people like Rush, Sean, and Michael Savage are accused of hate speech while no one seems to notice items such as what took place last May when Liberal talk show host Michael McGee announced on the air he was glad that his rival Conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes' mother died in a fire at her home. I can only imagine the uproar if a Conservative such as Rush or Sean would have said the same thing about a Liberal competitor, but seeing how McGee is a Liberal there was no outrage or condemnation from the media "watchdogs" who scrutinize every word that comes from the mouth of Conservative talk show hosts.

1830 days ago

Nothing special about the Beatles? Not counting how they changed music, influenced style and culture, I'd like you to please read my review of Sgt Pepper for an example of one of the ways they were special.

1830 days ago

Mr Russo has demonstrated his contempt for opposing view holders by "unapologetically" referring to us as "right-wing nutbags" in a number of his reviews. His disrespect for my point of view is evident in that he considers me and all Conservatives to be right wing nutbags. I am sure he would want me to separate the left wing radical extremists from the average liberal (speculation on my part but I am giving the benefit of the doubt in his favor) but he does not afford us the same consideration. I invite any and all members of RIA to look over my body of reviews and find one instance where I call liberals names or demean their character for their views. The reason liberals will not debate you in an honest forum and they relegate you to knuckle dragging status, is because while Conservatives think Liberals are misguided, Liberals think Conservatives are evil. Under the guise of "fighting evil" many feel it gives them a license to behave despicably in their quest for power as shown by websites such as the Daily Kos, MoveOn.org, etc. Too often Liberals are for change just for the sake of change without understanding the effects on human beings. Their views are not very congruent with reality, which is why, whenever they are tried, they don't work, and why they have to keep proposing the same ideas over and over. If they did work, liberal societies such as what we see in Amsterdam and Sweden would have already solved all our problems and we would be living in an almost Utopian society which they believe, only liberalism alone can accomplish. Mr Russo states in one of his reviews "Give me a right winger who can attempt to make a logical point without the leftist name calling and use of "the bible" and I'll show you a pig that can fly." Mr Russo sir, you may not agree with my points but I have made an attempt to make a logical point and I have not resorted to any name calling (either here or in any of my reviews) nor have I made any reference to the Bible. Therefore I am requesting you to please show me the flying pig.

1831 days ago

This is supposed to be about Rush Limbaugh. You make a comment in the first two sentences and then use the rest of the review to bash Conservatives. As far as having intellect is concerned, at least we can read directions and rate the subject under which we are writing as this is hardly a review about Rush Limbaugh.

1831 days ago

Comment Icon Flick01 commented on a review of Pol Pot in Everybody Loves:
Did you notice he put George Bush in with Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Richard Ramirez, etc? Don't you love the tolerance and adult approach? Lawrence needs to stock up on RIA Pampers because there's a lot of children sitting in soiled diapers who are now playing on RIA, and the author of this weblist proves it..... Personally I think the guy would rather have Huggies....

1841 days ago

I needed a distraction from the current RIA events so I learned a new song. Come on everybody, sing along with Flick.                         

Sahra Cynthia Sylvia Stout would not take the garbage out She'd wash the dishes and scrub the pans cook the yams and spice the hams. And though her parents would scream and shout she simply would not take the garbage out. And so it piled up to the ceilings, coffee grounds potato peelings, brown bananas and rotten peas, chunks of sour cottage cheese. It filled the can it covered the floor it cracked the windows and blocked the door. With bacon rinds and chicken bones, drippy ends of ice cream cones, prone pits peach pits orange peel, gloppy clumps of cold oat meal, pizza crust and withered greens, soggy beans and tangerines, crust of black burned buttered toast, gristly bits of beefy roast. The garbage rolled on down the hall it raised the roof it broke the walls. I mean greasy napkins cookie crumbs, blobs of gooey bubble gum, cellophane from old baloney, rubber blubbry macaroni, peanut butter caked and dry, curdles of milk and crusts of pie, ridy melons dried up mustard, eggs shells mixed with lemon custard, cold french fries and rancid meat, yellow lumps of cream of wheat. At last the garbage reached so high that finally it touched the sky. And none of her friends would come to play and all the neighbors moved away. And finally Sahra Cynthia Sylvia Stout said okay I'll take the garbage out. But then of course it was too late, the garbage reached across the state, from New York to the Golden Gate, and there in the garbage she did hate, poor Sahra met an awful fate, that I cannot right now relate, because the hour is much too late. But children remember Sylvia Stout and always take the garbage out.

  There now, don't you feel better?

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1841 days ago

I have made my views clear to RIA management and I still stand behind them. Allowing vulgar and in some cases obscene language (no, you have not deleted every F word post I've brought to your attention) has wiped away much of the luster from the site. What made this website the best of any I have ever participated on was the fact there were rules and they were enforced no matter who you were. For years people were able to make their posts and get their point across without being vulgar, and troublemakers were seen for who they were and after a number of warnings were purged. That is how it should be. So to RIA management I will say the following: You need us just as much as we who like to write and express ourselves, need you. You need the consistant hardcore heavyweight reviewers to keep the site afloat and growing. The one time dog food raters, Eddie Van Halen lovers and Hasselbeck haters don't feel any kinship with RIA or other reviewers the way many of the long term regular contributors do. This week alone we have lost two popular and creative reviewers. They made a difference on this site and now they are gone albeit for different reasons. Remember my friend, a bucket of water is made up of individual drops. If enough drops leak out the bucket runs dry.  ***UPDATE***  Since this review was posted Ridgewalker has joined the ranks of the recently departed, which makes three quality reviewers we have lost in one week. I also feel the need to clarify my position on something. I am not against rough language or even obscenities when it fits the point being made. I do not feel any of us however, should be subject to obscene language because some clown feels there "too much f**king menthol in these cigarettes" or a celebrity is just "so f**king hot" or if we don't subscribe to a certain reviewer's taste we should all go f*ck ourselves. Be as rough or as obscene as you like, but I would ask you to please make sure it fits the context and you're making a point, not just expressing disgust because a certain TV dinner tastes like an old shoe.

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1842 days ago

If you are also pulling out Ridge I wish you well. Drop me a PM now and then on the other forum to let me know how you're doing.

1842 days ago

IJR earlier this week and Stark Truth this evening.
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