Jack Thompson Disbarred - UPDATED

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The_root_of_all_evil:

Omnidum:
May we now continue our gaming?

But they're no fun anymore without being hated :( Dammit, I want someone to hate us again! ;)

If that can help, I usually hate everything and everyone on a daily basis, with a fierce determination and a multitude of bad examples, libellous allegations and optional racial slur for a small affordable extra. Good news, my services are exempt from taxes.

TheBadass:
Oh shit, now someone who's an actual threat to the video game industry might try to take his mantel.

Edit: Beaten by one post, you lucky fu--

I think thompsan was very competant at making the majority of a non-gaming population hate gaming. But he was only competant at that because most americans are unintelligent.

To be honest, I just feel sorry for him but at the same time it was his own fault and that's worth a few LOL's.

Oh, and by the way, three cheers for Florida Justice Dept.
Good job !

Jock Thompson : up yours ! HA HA !

Aaaaaah, feels good...

Holy shit holy shit holy shit!!!! YES!

Drinks on me!

Oh no, who is going to stop me from turning into a car-stealing murderer now?

Oh that's right, ME.

Maybe one of the circuses there will take him in...

the big loon.

Jobz:

Omnidum:

Jobz:
That's the beauty of the American constitution, one citizen can use his freedom of speech in order to try and take away someone else's freedom of speech.

Then use it to silence him.

Sadly I'm one of those rare cases who believe everyone should have freedom of speech, even if their views are stupid and their arguments are backed up by lies (Read: Jack Thompson). So for now I'll continue to do what I always did, ignore the bastard, cause I know he isn't going to have any real affect on anything.

Probably shouldn't be allowed to express those views in a court of law, though, right?

dont you guys see how serious this is! Jack tompson might have been the last person that could protect us. what if....jack tompson was right?

So does this mean there really is a God? Oh happy happy day, just what i needed after such a boring and uneventful school day.

This is obviously Nikko Bellic's fault!!!
...The phrase 'kill it with fire' comes to mind everytime I hear about this idiot.

Ding Dong the witch is dead which old witch the wicked witch ding dong the witch is really dead.

No but seriously i hope that old man learned his leason. Don't mess with gamers.

Bah, this is far from over.

For every hair cut off another will grow in its place.

Someone-something-will rise up from Thompson's ashes and carry out his legacy.

How I rue the day.

Hopefully Thompson's incarnates will be hit down fast, and they'll come back fast, to turn it into a game of whack a mole :) .

Kinda makes you wonder where Rockstar will get a majority of its advertising now?

That being said, I don't see this being a large inhibition to Jack Thompson's own little world. He'll still crusade, and get the screen time, there's just less he can accomplish legally (like having a restraining order leveled against him by Take Two Entertainment, or leveling legally vague threats against gamers).

Ultimately, I think this is just a Florida-bar-approved observation that the gaming community has been making for years. I'm not sure anything will change, but at least something new will come of it, even if it's just reports about Jack Thompson gate-crashing federal and local cases before being put in various detention centers for disruption.

Ah well, at least he'll probably quiet down for a little while until he figures out how he's going to maintain his lawyerly lifestyle without his lawsuit budget.

Yay!

This makes me very, very, very happy. Bye Thompson, you won't be missed. Hope you have fun in the happy world of minimum-wage jobs!

yes woot image<-- what jack thompson must be feeling

Why do I feel as though he's been struck down only to become more powerful than we could possibly imagine?

REPENT! REPENT! THE END IS EXTREMELY FRIGGING NIGH!
And I couldn't be happier.

Hip hip!
Hurray!

Now the soviet union can once again arise! Wait.. wrong person.

That is a bit of a shame. I do think we need a watchdog to keep the gaming industry sane. Too bad Thompson did went pretty far off the deep end. I wished he would keep on his crusade, albeit toning it down a little. Like I said--more watchful eyes doesn't hurt.

Interesting fact: 25th of september 2007 is the day that Halo 3 came out.

Maybe the 25th of September is a day for gamers to look out for?

olicon:
That is a bit of a shame. I do think we need a watchdog to keep the gaming industry sane.

You fail at life. The videogame industry never deserves to be attacked for violence or anything other than copyright infringement.

yourkie1921:

olicon:
That is a bit of a shame. I do think we need a watchdog to keep the gaming industry sane.

You fail at life. The videogame industry never deserves to be attacked for violence or anything other than copyright infringement.

But maybe the industry was kept sane by insulting the shit out of him during working hours.
I know I'd do that.

Yet we all agree that keeping the industry in check is not a good strategy, as it winds up catering the wrath of irresponsible or fundie, yet always retarded parents.

Fire Daemon:
Interesting fact: 25th of september 2007 is the day that Halo 3 came out.

Maybe the 25th of September is a day for gamers to look out for?

ahhh of course

remember remember the 25th of September

it fits perfectly!!!

hip hip horray its violence day

F##KING PWN3D!

TheNecroswanson:
Ding-dong the witch is dead,
Which old witch?
The wicked witch.
Ding-dong the wicked witch is dead!

Wake up you sleepy heads!
Rub your eyes,
get out of bed!
Wake up, the wicked witch is deeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadd!!! :D

I'm currently drinking a beer to commemorate this occasion.

aRealGuitarHero707:

Fire Daemon:
Interesting fact: 25th of september 2007 is the day that Halo 3 came out.

Maybe the 25th of September is a day for gamers to look out for?

ahhh of course

remember remember the 25th of September

it fits perfectly!!!

International Gaming Day?

Wait...that's EVERY DAY!!!

Yea but september 25th will be official gaming day.

NewClassic:
Kinda makes you wonder where Rockstar will get a majority of its advertising now?

my thoughts exactly, they got so much advertising off of him it wasn't funny

i'm just shocked this happened not only with the american justice system BUT in florida as well, myabe fark was wrong about florida .... well maybe not after reading today's florida tags

maybe he mess whit the wrong person maybe was money for the judge... i dont hate the guy... i feel sorry... he lost his job... :S

milomalo:
maybe he mess whit the wrong person maybe was money for the judge... i dont hate the guy... i feel sorry... he lost his job... :S

After thoroughly abusing his career and the skills that went with it. Not to mention a clear case of not knowing his place in the pecking order. He deserved this.

lukemdizzle:
we won! gamers actually won something!

We win games all the time, don't we...? >__>

And the song ends: "Rock over London, rock on Chicago. AllState: You're in good hands."

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