Allow me to apologize for making this discussion necessary. It was merely due to my anger at rampant spending and possible waste during times when the country is struggling. My comment about Obama not being able to "control" his wife was off base and a poor choice of words and coming from annoyance about Mrs Obama having to sit with Gayle King to speak about her being seen as "a angry black woman.". I tire of the overexposure of the first lady.
My point of view just took off due to the timing of me reading that post. Didn't want to anger people, but I also don't think it rose to the level of having to be deleted. Hopefully there won't be times where that is necessary. I don't want this site to turn into one that's all sunshine and rainbows. Even when people strongly disagree on this site, they still generally remain respectful. And there's nothing forcing individuals to keep visiting and responding to a particular post/thread. I have avoided many over the years that contain discussion I just don't want to get involved in.
Again, sorry for angering and/or offending anyone.
posted by dyams at 07:25 PM on January 13
Remember Folkways, scotch and crossbows don't mix!
posted by dyams at 09:20 AM on June 14
I want "I'm wanting to puchus a CrossBow" to become one of our catch phrases.
I'm wanting to puchus some tekilla
posted by dyams at 05:28 PM on June 06
Friends don't let friends buy crossbows drunk
posted by dyams at 07:51 AM on June 06
I've been vacationing on the beach for the past several days. When I get back to work I'll start paying more attention to sports and other things.
posted by dyams at 09:03 AM on April 18
Eckstein has always annoyed me. As someone who only casually follows the Jays, I was hoping they could keep John McDonald in the starting lineup just because he's incredible with the glove.
posted by dyams at 08:15 AM on April 03
Thanks for the correction. Upton came to mind because he's up with the big team now and I didn't want to put down someone who is at AAA at this point. It's borderline ridiculous how Upton is ten at-bats over the limit to be considered a rookie, while Fukudome plays nine seasons in Japan and is still viewed as a rookie.
posted by dyams at 03:49 PM on March 31
AL East: New York Yankees AL Central: Cleveland Indians AL West: Seattle Mariners AL Wild Card: Boston Red Sox NL East: Philadelphia Phillies NL Central: Chicago Cubs NL West: Arizona Diamondbacks NL Wild Card: New York Mets NLCS: Mets over Phillies ALCS: Indians over Red Sox WS: Indians over Mets AL MVP: Grady Sizemore NL MVP: David Wright AL CY: C.C. Sabathia NL CY: Johan Santana AL ROY: Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox NL ROY: Justin Upton, Diamondbacks First manager fired: Bruce Bochy, Giants
posted by dyams at 12:26 PM on March 31
I agree with what you said, dfleming. What it comes down to is probably the tone of the comments. It's easy to realize when someone posts a remark and puts absolutely no though into its content, how it's written, or how it may be taken by others. I posted a comment bringing up the problems Favre had in Atlanta, such as his alcohol abuse, merely because it's actually a huge turning point for one franchise (Atlanta), in a negative way, while being an even bigger one, in a positive way, for Green Bay. I could have posted this by saying, "Favre was a drunken idiot in Atlanta," but that wouldn't be responsible. At the same time, I agree we don't need to treat the guy like he's dead with 50-100 posts saying, "Thanks Brett, Enjoy Your Retirement!" I'd much rather discuss the good, not so good, whatever, with regards to topics, but in a civil (for the most part, hopefully) way.
posted by dyams at 08:09 AM on March 05
The posting of links that have nothing to do with the topic simply to get in a jab. I entered a response to the link I posted and in no way meant it to be a "dig" at anyone. Sometimes I think people consider a "dig" to be anything they don't like or agree with. My link had to do with "haters," which others wanted to label people earlier in the thread, and also spoke to the intensity some high-strung individuals feel about a rivalry such as Yankees-Red Sox. It was also current, in the news today. But if this "thread-pissing" stuff is going to be defined and weeded out, it needs to be a rule of conduct for everyone, including the people with single-digit numbers on their member jerseys.
posted by dyams at 06:25 PM on March 04
No, jerseygirl. I wouldn't do that, but thought they needed to at least realize they are never as safe as they may believe they are. They got the point and we never had to do more than show up in front of them. Better they learn from someone like me than from the next person they act that way to, who may possibly deal with the issue much in the way you describe.
posted by dyams at 10:08 AM on February 28
If everyone who used email to do the electronic equivalent of yelling, "Oh...oh yeah? Well...well...well...fuck you!!! from the safety of his big brother's speeding car That brings me back to a time when I worked at a factory, and every so often had to go on the roof to patch leaks. A bridge ran over the factory, and when a nearby school would let out, a few kids would stand up on the bridge, yell all kinds of shit at me, throw stuff, etc. They thought they were safe way up on the bridge, untouchable, and could do or say anything they wanted. One day after they started walking away, I went down the ladder, jumped in a vehicle with a co-worker (who resembled Lawrence Taylor) and we drove up and found the kids. Scared the living fuck out them. Individuals who posture like tough guys over the internet bring me back to that memory for some reason.
posted by dyams at 08:21 AM on February 28
She's very, very short. Wow. I'd say so! I've got this mental picture of the poor little gal jumping up and down, able to hit the "7" button but not the "10." NakedSnakeNukeman? Now, now. A little respect for the dearly departed. I've got a feeling he'll show back up with a different e-mail and username.
posted by dyams at 05:59 PM on February 27
I'm waiting for the riddle answer, Yukon.
posted by dyams at 11:09 AM on February 26
Best wishes for many more.
posted by dyams at 07:51 PM on April 16
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