In response to steven11's comment:
Dirtdog: I like you but you know more about 67 than I do my family. 67 is ok, if she is starting a post which does not interest you, why continue reading. I like 67 and don't remember her talking about homosexuality.
I firmly disagree! If someone has figured out who the mods are, good for them. WHO CARES!!!! So long as they tame the wild west of this board, which for the most part, they have. & done a very good job of it also! Why open it up to ad hominem attacks on them, thus undermining their needed credibility. DONE DEAL. MOVE ON. WHO CARES.
As to the bias issue? I do agree that there is some bias. There is a group of about 5 who routinely FLAME, PROVOKE, AND RIDICULE Billy and 67. It is wrong and a double standard to not shut this down, unless of course Billy & 67 continue to inject politics and or religion.
For the record, I personally find 67's socio-political & religious lectures, interjections, & soliloquies beyond obnoxious! Her repeated efforts to subtly continue doing so, then play the victim card leaves me hard pressed to feel remotely sorry for her. She brings it on herself, and deserves the derision from these posters. Whem she takes repeated vile shots at the homosexual community, under the auauspices of, "it's not my word, it's God's," then cries to the mods about, "personal ad hominem attacks" against herself, I just have to laugh at her ignorance of the rich irony of her own making. She is beyond clueless & any modicum of introspection! Her repeated efforts to play the victim card are so far beyond laughable that I find myself rooting against her.
With that unequivocal personal stance in mind............. it's equally clear and inexplicable that the mods are continuing to allow constant and unrelenting personal attacks against 67 and Billy. If it's attacks against Billy's baseball musings, it's fair game to point out just how clueless he is with respect to game or player analysis. If he subtly injects politics, it's fair to call him out. If 67 subtly injects her extreme & blindly dogmatic religious & church views, which are SO FAR OUT OF THE NORM for the Catholic Church that 99% of U.S. Catholic would have nothing to do with her, then it's fair to point out how extreme she really is.
HOWEVER...... THE UNPROVOKED ATTACKS AGAINST BILLY & 67 SHOULD BE BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL. IT IS A CLEAR DOUBLE STANDARD. This back and forth argument with the mods is beyond juvenile and obnoxious. I quite literally feel like I'm listening to FOURTH graders plead their cases to the teacher. "Why can Johnny do X, Y, & Z, and I can't?"
So...... mod2, although you are generally speaking doing a fantastic job, it's time to shut this ridiculous back & forth down. Put all the kids in their place. & NO! LET'S NOT TAKE YOUR MASK OFF! Who the hell cares if somebody has figured out your identity! It's important to maintain the general air of independence and authority, in order to keep control of the students. Who cares if you happen to be friends with one of your student's parents, so long as you do your best to be fair with all the students. You could improve on the one aforementioned issue, but you are doing a hell of a job otherwords.
Your close and personal friend, ;)
I really do wish the sox would play better so we could have a bit more fun around here