Good on you, Larry....
Personally, I was thinking of that line from the movie Ice Age where the mammoth
says "don't make me turn around".. *rofl*
opps... we're not being bigoted, hateful or irreverent, are we?
Admittedly, with tb the intention was to encourage him to go bother someone
else or just go away. I do not have any desire to converse with him on any
OTOH, and I really don't see why you don't see it, tg stated publicly that
his use of my name was as an expletive, a profanity, a curse word to him.
That is an insult.
Yes, you are responding, but unlike tb and tg you can do it with courtesy,
intelligence and in a non insulting manner. In a nutshell, you have values
regarding the treatment of others.
You have a birthday this month? My eldest was born on the 30th of this
Later, friend. Hope ya don't lose too many pesos on the race.
You asked him THREE QUESTION'S in your post! How can you say you didn't want
to converse with him, when by clear language you encourage a conversation ?
You didn't just open the door, you kicked it open imo. Read 3 para's up.
(I'm trimming this again.)
I didn't see that in this thread. How far back in history are you going? Ya
gotta treat each thread as new if possible. Clinging to the past around here
isn't healthy. After all, it isn't real. <G>
What's not real? That my name is used in a defamatory manner and admittedly
so by theguy? Try looking at it from another perspective and values set,
mine. "Great Spirit, let me not judge another until I have walked a day in
I'm sorry you can't understand my viewpoint. I've tried my best but somehow
it's something you, as well as tg and tb, don't understand. All that says is
that you approve of that behavior towards others.
So be it. It's a shame the old values that made America great are being
kicked aside like trash. At one time, the Biblical values of having a good
name being better than riches meant something and to have those values
earned a person respect.
I will keep those values. If you don't have the respect for yourself to
defend your name, then that's your choice. You, nor anyone else, do not have
the authority or right to tell me I should not or cannot defend my name
because your values about the matter differ from mine.
So you just turned 59?
Hey, are you saying you are an "April Fool's Day" birth? You lucky son of a
gun. All I can claim for my birthday is that it's before Washington's, after
Lincoln's, and the same day John Glenn orbited the Earth. . . .the first
time, that is.
Rehtorical and inflamatory it opened the door. You knew, as did most here
that a response in kind would follow. Why would you be surprised, it has
happened so many times before I can write the script.
How did he defame your name??
Now what are we indians?
I guess what it says is I saw nothing wrong with tb's post. I've enjoyed
tg's humor for a number years even before he was "the guy" As I said before
it is your need for continual over the top response's is the behavior that I
Respect is earned in many ways.
I defend myself when the oppont is worthy or the comment made is
significant. Otherwise I let it slide.
As I said before I was trying to nudge you from over reacting. Also told you
I wouldn't make that attempt again.
Yup, right again. Having that b day and the ensueing jokes can get real
interesting. Thinking about it, if I applied you values I'd spend all my
time in a brawl defending my birthday. Doubtful you see my point, but it is
Neither was he surprised I responded as I did, though getting such a
confession from him would probably be harder than finding life on the sun.
<LOL> Roy, tg admitted he used the name derogatorally in reference to
anything that frustrated him. That's called "confession".
No, but the saying fits. Don't judge another unless you have lived as he
does. That's how I know what the difference between political issues really
are, for exam[ple, I used to be a Liberal until I woke up to reality.
What it says is that you don't see my side of it, can't see it or won't see
it. Only you know the true reason.
I don't remember who he is and he won't remind me. We may have been friends
at one time, but I don't know since I don't remember who he was. Now, it no
longer matters because of his decision to denegrate my name without remorse.
I would rather be friends, but I will not bend my values to suit anyone AND
I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO. I ask no one to bend theirs, just accept me as I am and
I will accept them.
But there lies the rub. You and I can agree to disagree and not get into
name calling, etc., they cannot.
In your opinion. Using a person's name in a derogatory matter and ADMITTING
TO IT is not the way to earn mine, regardless of who's name it is.
Oh, gee, can I do that? waitaminit . . .THAT'S WHAT THE HECK I'M DOING!!!!!!
but only I see it that way. you, tg, and tb see me as the bad guy for doing
what each of you have done yourselves.
And I keep telling you and others that I have my set of values, based on the
Bible, that require me to reply to things that, apparently, you and other
You see things from a completely different perspective, a different set of
values and when you tell me that I shouldn't "over-react" you're telling me
to follow YOUR values, and not my own.
Personally, I would enjoy it. Not many jokes left running around about those
three guys on or about the time of my birthday.
I see the point your attempting to make, Roy, and I appreciate the effort,
but there is a difference: there is no scripture charging me to ensure a
good "birthday". I truth my friend, you would have to spend some time as
fundamental Christian conservative to understand. And what would be the
chances of that? <VBG> The phrase, "snowflake in Hell" comes to mind.
And this is the first time I've ever had my name publicy announced as being
used as a curse or profanity.
And he admitted to using my name as a reference to anything frustrating.
According to the way I was raised, my beliefs, that is an insult, even since
it is a nickname.
It's odd that tb can get mad and make some really serious threats if someone
uses his name at all because of how, according to hi, his name was
denigrated in some groups, but I'm to ignore the insult to my name.
"FMB" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
More complete bullshit. I thought that you didn't lie.
If you are going to keep bringing my name up, at least get it right. My
name was not denigrated, it was being used in other groups by that asshole
checkmate. That is a big difference from the very minor joke that theguy
made with yours. Grow up already.
If at first you don't succeed, you're not cut out for skydiving
I don't. I understood him to be saying he uses my name as profanity in
reference to anything that frustrates him. Get that through your thick head,
Tom. You don't tell me what he meant.
And you were offended or you would not have taken any action, like changing
to a screen name. If you were angered, upset, inflamed, irate, irritated,
maddened, or felt belittiled by checkmate's activities with your name, THEN
YOU TOO WERE OFFENDED, TOM. You just haven't been taught that's what you
were experiencing because of unauthorized use of your name.
BTW, Tom, tg didn't ask permission to use my name outside this goup either.
Now, go mind your own business for a change . . . .correction, for the first
yeah, another great post budd. geez. tbone was a really bad boy too
and he was wrong, or might have been wrong or then again, maybe he
wasn't wrong at all, maybe you are just have another senior moment.
26 hours left
~restocks his cooler, rolls some homegrown, checks the pot of boiling
takes a hit of his joint, sips his coffee, uncaps the
and settles in for the countdown~
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