Thompson Watch™

From the you-can't-make-this-stuff-up-department: Anti-Porn Crusader Sues Over Bar Probe (thanks Ant and Digg) has word that Jack Thompson is suing the Florida Bar Association in Federal Court. The crusading attorney who has arguably made a name for himself by harassing others and trying to impede their first amendment rights, says that by investigating him, the Florida Bar is harassing him, and depriving him of his first amendment rights. If irony was combustible, your computer would have ignited from loading this story. Here's a bit:
Coral Gables, Fla., attorney Jack Thompson has filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida Bar, alleging it is harassing him by investigating what he calls baseless complaints made by disgruntled opponents in previous disputes.

Thompson is known nationally for waging campaigns against violence and sex in the entertainment industry.

The Bar complaints stem from his involvement in decency crusades against the ribald Howard Stern radio show and the shoot'em-up video game, "Grand Theft Auto."

"I enjoy doing what I do and I think I've got a First Amendment right to annoy people and participate in the public square in the cultural war," Thompson said in an interview Wednesday. His five-count complaint asks for more than $1 million in damages. Thompson has also filed a motion with the court to order the mediation of his dispute with the Bar.
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Apr 17, 2006, 02:36
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Apr 17, 2006, 02:36
 
I'm going to have to agree with the rest of them Hump. You're making blanket assumptions and stereo-types about *all* lawyers which is inherently a flawed argument. You shouldn't compare ALL lawyers to Jack Thompson, since he IS a special case in himself in many ways.

The fact that the Florida Bar Assoc could disbar Jack is evidence that not all lawyers aren't complete money grubbing jerks who want to keep screwing with the system so they can still make money regardless if their cases win or not... Like Jack Thompson.

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Apr 17, 2006, 00:03
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Apr 17, 2006, 00:03
 
You're a dumbass, and you've clearly got half of a brain. At best.

whats the matter Beamer? Is that the best you can comeback with that I'm a dumbass? Is daddy an attorney?

If you had a well thought out response I'd take the insult a bit more to heart but given you add about as much to this forum as I do then you won't mind if I laugh to myself and call it an evening.



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Apr 16, 2006, 12:00
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Apr 16, 2006, 12:00
 
Lawyers produce absolutely nothing NOTHING of lasting benefit to society

You're a dumbass, and you've clearly got half of a brain. At best.
Well said. While there are certainly some crooked lawyers, the law by itself is about as useful as medicine without doctors. There are crooks in all walks of life, but to say lawyers contribute nothing of lasting value to society is ridiculous and complete nonsense.


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Apr 16, 2006, 11:56
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Apr 16, 2006, 11:56
 
Jsck Thompson merely represents every god damn fucking lawyer here in America and a view of just how easily our "justice" system fails people without money.

Fuck all lawyers, behead them all, NOW!

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Apr 16, 2006, 05:53
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Apr 16, 2006, 05:53
 
This was posted awhile ago and I forget who did but it fits.

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Apr 16, 2006, 01:13
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Apr 16, 2006, 01:13
 
"If irony was combustible, your computer would have ignited from loading this story"

Quality

As for Jack Thompson, do we still care about him for some reason? He's like an old game, got boring very fast.

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Apr 16, 2006, 01:02
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Apr 16, 2006, 01:02
 
ANd other thing

"I enjoy doing what I do and I think I've got a First Amendment right to annoy people and participate in the public square in the cultural war,"

I'm so sick of hearing about this so-called "Culture War" Thats a term made up by these moralist who think they are losing some war. When in reality people are just moving on and doing what they want to do. If they hate it so much they should move to Iran. I bet they love people like Thompson.

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Apr 16, 2006, 01:01
 
Lawyers produce absolutely nothing NOTHING of lasting benefit to society

You're a dumbass, and you've clearly got half of a brain. At best.

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Apr 16, 2006, 00:55
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Apr 16, 2006, 00:55
 
Is this guy trying to get some camera time or something? He's a Media "Whore" in the making. Someone who does the Sunday Talkshows.

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Re: wow
Apr 16, 2006, 00:53
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Apr 16, 2006, 00:53
 
Your 'gamer friend' would have found peace through the Lord, Jesus Christ, but sadly it's too late for that.

How did I know he was one of .... those people.

edit: and What I meant by "Those Peopl" I meant the Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell "Its Imorall and UN-christan" type people.

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wow
Apr 16, 2006, 00:11
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wow Apr 16, 2006, 00:11
Apr 16, 2006, 00:11
 
I got this from the Gamespot comments section in which it was pasted from the site in question. I can't vouch for its veracity but it looks like something Mr. Jack would say/do.

Earlier this month, gamer named Mitchell S. with the online screenname "Kuja105" who posts on a few online videogame forums (including GameFaqs.com and MetalGearSolid.org) committed suicide. On January 2 he posted a message in both forums detailing his intent to end his own life, citing overwhelming complications with school and finances.

A very brief period of initial disbelief was followed by a barrage of replies from fellow forum members pleading that he not take his life, trying to talk him out of it.

For days, no word was heard from Mitchell. Fearing the worst, members and administration from metalgearsolid.org began searching for contact information, spending hours on the phone trying to get in touch with him. Finally on January 4, Ryan K., an administrator at metalgearsolid.org, got him on the phone and spent hours desperately trying to talk him out of it.

Sadly, Mitchell soon ended his own life by consuming antifreeze and painkillers.

Later, members from the site contacted Mitchell's family to find out the grave news. They reported it to their online community, and posted a tribute to their passed friend on the front page of metalgearsolid.org. Mr. Jack Thompson then sent in the following letter regarding the situation to MetalGearSolid.org, one of the forums frequented by Mitchell, where he was known well:

"Your 'gamer friend' would have found peace through the Lord, Jesus Christ, but sadly it's too late for that.

There is a void in every heart. You can fill it up with the things of God, or the things not of God. This unfortunate soul chose to fill it up with combat games. The playing of these video games is masturbatory activity, meaning senseless self-stimulation. If you 'gamers' COULD use a dictionary you would know that that term is not necessarily a sexual one.

The real tragedy here extends beyond the life and death of this one fellow. There are literally millions of young people and young adults whose despair is deepend by turning to the things of this world and then finding them meaningless.

All of you 'gamers' need to put down the controllers and get a life. The utter inanity of the vast majority of postings here shows how vapid 'gaming' really is.

You are one of the cheerleaders for this wasting of time and the wasting of lives. Do you feel any remorse for having contributed to this 'culture of death?' Of course you don't. Why? Because none of you have the sense too. 'Hey, let's all play MORE games, and ignore all the really productive things to do with our lives!'

For the sake of argument let's pretend to be shocked that a gamer might descend into deeper depression, as his gamer 'buds,' knowing he was killing himself, couldn't figure out how to call 911 themselves for him. That would have involved the ignorant slackers leaving their precious computers and consoles I guess.

Sad. Sad for all of you."

What do you say to guy like that.....

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Lawyers as a whole aren't really deserving of the stereotype they often get

Lawyers produce absolutely nothing NOTHING of lasting benefit to society. The single benefit of attorneys are their interpretation of law which is exactly what it should be limited to. There isn't a single thing more damaging to this country than the heavy handed control of trial attorneys upon just about every aspect of our lives. For them to be mentioned in the same breath as Doctors, Architects etc is offensive to the extreme. Thompson isn't any different or less offensive than any other trial attorney, he simply doesn't hide his vile behavior.

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Apr 15, 2006, 23:40
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it's like pissing off an Evil Empire that you are a part of.
Now they'll be forced to crush one of their own minions!

LMAO!

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Apr 15, 2006, 23:18
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Apr 15, 2006, 23:18
 
Lawyers as a whole aren't really deserving of the stereotype they often get, but damn, even pissing off the very society you belong to? Ah...now, that's just genius.

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Apr 15, 2006, 18:41
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Apr 15, 2006, 18:36
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This guy is an unbelievable lunatic.

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Apr 15, 2006, 18:29
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Apr 15, 2006, 18:29
 
Man, I wish this guy would fall into a well and die. I'm not even living on the same continent of this fool and he pisses me off.
Sweet irony would be finding kiddie porn on his computer. Oh how I wish that would happen.

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Apr 15, 2006, 18:16
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Messing around with state bar associations it a good way to get yourself blacklisted
it's like pissing off an Evil Empire that you are a part of.
Now they'll be forced to crush one of their own minions!

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Apr 15, 2006, 18:07
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Apr 15, 2006, 18:07
 
My take on this:

He figures he's going to get disbarred. Since he knows that if he is, and it looks justified, the few idiots that take him seriously now will stop, so he cooks this up as a way to make it look like he's the victim. So when he's disbarred, he can make his stupid 'harrassment' claim as an excuse. He's gotta know there's no way this'll actually come out in his favour. I mean, he's rabid. And stupid. But not this rabidly stupid.

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Show your appreciation ..
Apr 15, 2006, 18:01
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Apr 15, 2006, 18:01
 
.. everybody send im an email

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