Grumpy Old Men Thread: 8-23-11

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Grumpy Old Men Thread: 8-23-11 : Actually, what makes the forum a worse place is a self-nominated forum cop.  I don't post often, but I do check in and read the forums every day as one way to keep current on all things Red Sox, and you're act is really tired (you've made the daily game threads painful to read).  Imagine going to a wedding, and there is one grumpy old sourpuss telling the bride and groom how they should behave and what they should say during their vows.  That would be you. 
    Posted by DCSoxFan13[/QUOTE]

    Couldn't agree more.    There's noone on the board with more annoying posts whining about what other people say than PawsoxPhil. 
     
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    [QUOTE]A reason to be a grumpy old man - finally got a Monster seat for this Sunday and Irene will very likely wash the game away with no opportunity for a make-up unless it matters in the standings.  So much for crossing that off the bucket list. I live in PA.  What's the latest local word on the storm?  I hear it could be a bad one in NE.
    Posted by phxvlsoxfan[/QUOTE]

    Sorry dude,it doesn't look good for Sunday.Strong winds and heavy rain in the forecast.
     
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    Re: Grumpy Old Men Thread: 8-23-11

      LET ME SEE WHAT DAD HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS !!!!!
     
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    [QUOTE]A reason to be a grumpy old man - finally got a Monster seat for this Sunday and Irene will very likely wash the game away with no opportunity for a make-up unless it matters in the standings.  So much for crossing that off the bucket list. I live in PA.  What's the latest local word on the storm?  I hear it could be a bad one in NE.
    Posted by phxvlsoxfan[/QUOTE]

    Latest word on the storm via Weather.com is heavy rain on Sunday.  Moved the Chesney concert to Friday too, and in the process removed my Saturday evening with the Pawsox - whom I've never seen.  ;-(

    BTW, I highly recommend making another stab at the Monster.  I had SR there a couple of years ago and it was FANTASTIC! 
     
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    Dam. I though there'd be cigars and young drink servers.
     
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    I remember reading Sox box scores in the stars&stripes in Germany, so maybe that qualifies me as old enough.

    Like pawsoxphil, I don't understand the continual griping about Theo, Terry, Crawford, Lackey, whoever.  My uncle had that right because he died at age 90 before the Sox ended the 86 year drought, and that covers a lot of good reasons for disgruntlement.

    But these days the Sox are competitive every year and won not one but two WS titles.  They missed last year because of injuries to Youk and Pedroia, but are clearly very competitive. 

    This team ain't poifect, but it's still very much worth rooting for--headed for 100 wins and a playoff slot.  Guys like yazzer almost never have a good word for management, for the team, or even for individual players.  This makes no sense to me.  softlaw normally falls into the same category, but does occasionally say something positive. 

    Everyone is of course entitled to his/her opinion, but what's the point in griping when the team is playing well and has played well for several years? 

     
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    [QUOTE]  LET ME SEE WHAT DAD HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS !!!!!
    Posted by Bill-806[/QUOTE]

    I hope your dad has laryngitis.
     
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    Speaking of old men

    That young punk Jeter, now at .299 for the season, passed old man Rod Carew on the hit list tonight.

    That Jeter kid is hitting .367 since July 5th.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Grumpy Old Men Thread: 8-23-11 : boo hoo hoo! hey kim, please stop saying anything.
    Posted by theYAZZER[/QUOTE]

    Hey "Yazzer", KMA.
     
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    'Grumpy old men" is a bigoted slur. Call the AG and see if he will stop the "hating" against old men. 
     
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    [QUOTE]'Grumpy old men" is a bigoted slur. Call the AG and see if he will stop the "hating" against old men. 
    Posted by S0ftl@w[/QUOTE]

    It's only a bigoted slur if you take it in a negative, personal way.

    I'm proud of being an old man and I'm proud of being grumpy.  I've earned the right to be both by living a long time and I consider "grumpy old man" to be a badge of honor. 

    IF I grow up I want to be just like Norman Thayer. 
    Cool
     
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    Agree, and the N word is a badge of honer if one takes it in the right way.
     
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    [QUOTE]Agree, and the N word is a badge of honer if one takes it in the right way.
    Posted by S0ftl@w[/QUOTE]

     I hear this word thrown around by young African Americans in a respectful (to each other) style. It's in their music of choice, it's on the street and it's in their lives. The concept that language is off limits to some members of society because of their race is oppressive and racist. Yet, I would not be accepted if I used it. Recall Jackie Chan using it, brilliant! He gets away with it because of the likely misunderstanding of the word because of his race!! Randall Kennedy titled his book with it, but Softy you would be banned if you used it. Fair? No. You are spot on, therefore when you say, "...if one takes it in the right way". So many around here won't have the guts to say succinctly what you just expressed. Let's start the timer that leads to Ram railing against you again, the man finds "ism" where ever he decides it should be. BTW, just this week, a woman yelled at me, calling me a "racist pig", because I was applying company policy, she left with security as her escort, and ironically they were AA too.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Grumpy Old Men Thread: 8-23-11 :  I hear this word thrown around by young African Americans in a respectful (to each other) style. It's in their music of choice, it's on the street and it's in their lives. The concept that language is off limits to some members of society because of their race is oppressive and racist. Yet, I would not be accepted if I used it. Recall Jackie Chan using it, brilliant! He gets away with it because of the likely misunderstanding of the word because of his race!! Randall Kennedy titled his book with it, but Softy you would be banned if you used it. Fair? No. You are spot on, therefore when you say, "...if one takes it in the right way". So many around here won't have the guts to say succinctly what you just expressed. Let's start the timer that leads to Ram railing against you again, the man finds "ism" where ever he decides it should be. BTW, just this week, a woman yelled at me, calling me a "racist pig", because I was applying company policy, she left with security as her escort, and ironically they were AA too.
    Posted by YOUKILLUS20[/QUOTE]

    While I agree that words have to be taken in context and that even the N word can be used in the right context--see Mel Brooks use of it in Blazing Saddles. 

    But overall we are better without it.  For a large part of our history it was the word of choice for referring to slaves and condoning slavery, the perpetuation of which led to the bloodiest war in our history.  The Emancipation Proclamation was followed by a very intense form of racism, tantamount to apartheid, that existed in this country well into the 20th century--and the N word remained prevalent throughout.    Despite President Truman's dictum in the late 1940's, racism persisted in the armed services well into the 1970's. 
     
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    darkies was one of the most derogatory terms of the 1920s,30s....to me almost far worse then the n-word, which is used terribly by African-Americans who make it seem too much like a catch word. I think white people in general, me included, have gotten to a point where we're afraid to say anything to anyone about anything regarding race. We know the consequences. But when I'm in a pickup basketball game and everybody on the court is saying n this, n that, I'm thinking "Smile and wave, white guy, smile and wave." The hypocrisy of the word and how a lot of us might have even used it when were younger because it was an acceptable term back then, will always be in question. If you ask most educated American black people (not from Africa I might add, as that is now a derogatory term African-American), they are the ones who are embarrassed by the n-word, embarrassed because they believe the word is an alltime insult, and it's really black people who use the word non-stop. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    Re: Grumpy Old Men Thread: 8-23-11

    if it's a bad word, then don't use it. That goes for ALL PEOPLE
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Grumpy Old Men Thread: 8-23-11 :  I hear this word thrown around by young African Americans in a respectful (to each other) style. It's in their music of choice, it's on the street and it's in their lives. The concept that language is off limits to some members of society because of their race is oppressive and racist. Yet, I would not be accepted if I used it. Recall Jackie Chan using it, brilliant! He gets away with it because of the likely misunderstanding of the word because of his race!! Randall Kennedy titled his book with it, but Softy you would be banned if you used it. Fair? No. You are spot on, therefore when you say, "...if one takes it in the right way". So many around here won't have the guts to say succinctly what you just expressed. Let's start the timer that leads to Ram railing against you again, the man finds "ism" where ever he decides it should be. BTW, just this week, a woman yelled at me, calling me a "racist pig", because I was applying company policy, she left with security as her escort, and ironically they were AA too.
    Posted by YOUKILLUS20[/QUOTE]

    Then go ahead and say it.  Don't be a coward.

     
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    Re: Grumpy Old Men Thread: 8-23-11

    Back on track of the thread... I find myself less grumpy after a game like last night !! However, I would imagine there are a few more grumpy old men in Texas today !! LOL
     
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    [QUOTE]Back on track of the thread... I find myself less grumpy after a game like last night !! However, I would imagine there are a few more grumpy old men in Texas today !! LOL
    Posted by ALaGatorAL[/QUOTE]

    LOL

    in yankeeland too
     
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