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"Shoot The President": School Cancels Assassination Birthday Party

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Reptile, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Reptile

    Reptile NES Member

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    A performing arts center in Ohio is in hot water for advertising a kids birthday party where participants are encouraged to shoot “The President.”

    The Olmsted Performing Arts building in Berea advertised the Nerf gun game on its website with the description, “There is one president with body guards. Everyone else tries to eliminate the president.”

    ‘Shoot The President’: School Cancels Assassination Birthday Party Game After Backlash
     
  2. deerdad

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    WTF???? These liberals that come up with this crap are the ones that desperately need to disappear. This belongs in the "what the hell is wrong with people". I cant say what i REALLY would like to.

    Greg
     
  3. DrBurnsides

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    Wasn’t this a mod in half life?
     
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  4. Wildcard

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    I used to play a Nerf game like this when I was a kid, we just called it bodyguard though.
     
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    Gotta teach em young.
     
  6. crispnipz

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    It was definitely a mode in OG Counter-Strike: Assassination

    It's also common in contemporary shooting video games:
    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T04Rqcz7OM


    But the difference is the emphasis on protecting rather than killing the pres/VIP. Protecting him == good, killing him == bad.
     
  7. Matt-CZ

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    I've played paintball versions of this in my youth. Calling it kill the president is probably a bad idea. VIP or bodyguard is what it went by in my experience.
     
  8. DrBurnsides

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    Half life team fortress. They had escort missions. Those were fun.
     
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    We always called it "President" when I was playing paintball 18+ years ago.

    But we need something to be offended about, right?
     
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    Seems like all those artsy-fartsy liberals have a violent streak against their fellow man.....
    they would probably protest a regular donkey pinata as animal cruelty
     
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    Imagine if it was done and Barry was POTUS?
     
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    not all "art" is equally offensive

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  13. fencer

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    My biggest fear is that go time will come after I am to old to participate.

    (Relax - statement made for entertainment purposes only. I do not really want to see the country in chaos. But if it comes, I definitely want to be on the side of the guys with the guns.)
     
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    Don't be worried.
     
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    Was this event cancelled before or after heavily armed Secret Service agents showed up to investigate these idiots making threats against the POTUS? Ted Nugent tried it and did not like the results when he made thinly veiled threats against Obama and referred to his personal machine gun collection.
     
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    Honestly, if it wasn't for the way this was marketed, this would be a normal kid's game.

    You can't call it "Cowboys and Indians" anymore without bringing the full wrath of Lieawatha down on your head, so you gotta call it something else. In this day and age of TDS and #poundmetoo I'm not surprised that they thought this angle would be okay.
     
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    As long as you can still pull a trigger, you are welcome to help.

    Malodave
     
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    That's a wonderful musical .btw. great tunes. Very playble at highschool.level and a huge amount of fun.
     
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    Me Too!
     
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    True story or not. I don’t understand why people watch or visit info wars web site. It’s like when I see adults watching “pro wrestling”. Just makes me think less of them. I can’t take them serious.
     
  22. oppressed

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    Curious, where do you get the news that you believe?
     
  23. Rob Boudrie

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    The could have always referred to the protectee as "The Principal".
     
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    If you’re equating info wars even to the lame Stream media, you’re not worth having a back-and-forth with. He’s a vile pig. A con artist of the worst type “preying” on simple minded folks. I’m embarrassed for people who take him seriously or even visit his site.
     
  25. oppressed

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    I'm only half smart-ass, on my mother's side. You sidestepped the question though. I usually hit the same few news orgs then come here, so I'm open to new sources.

    I'm not endorsing infowars or ones even crazier, but you'd be throwing the baby out with the bath water if you can't admit that if you don't consider some of the fringe news, then you will miss much. It's not always what the MSM covers, but what it refuses to.

    People in their 50's and older grew up believing the radio and TV as fact. I think they have a hard time grasping that they have been manipulated for so long and it is painful to see the veil ripped off of what they always believed to be true. Unfortunately some, when they have this epiphany, go straight to the opposing extreme end of the spectrum in response.
     
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    I see what you did there. [laugh2]
     
  27. DecOFlaherty

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    It was called "Protect the VIP" in Counter strike.
     
  28. jpk

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    Seems like the right place to drop this........if leftists are calling for assasination parties in schools.......well.....how about socialist-communist lynching parties?

    Lefties cant really complain or be surprised that someone is beginning to have conversations about counter actions against their brown shirt violence/antifa bs

    Alabama newspaper editor calls for Klan return to 'clean out D.C.'
     
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    yeah, it was president when I played paintball. 20+ to 10+ years ago when I started and stopped playing.
     
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    But Trump is the one promote hate and violence?
     

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