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Re: BWF Bar and Grill
« Reply #5985 on: May 03, 2021, 02:30:02 PM »
11 years ago Tim, the Red Barren, passed away.

Bones fill everyone's cup so we may toast a truly funny human with a heart of gold.
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Re: BWF Bar and Grill
« Reply #5986 on: May 03, 2021, 02:40:32 PM »
I'll gladly drink to that.  A fine man.

And here's the tune which always turned up on such occasions in the old place.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI3Bcgh4Jko

Play it loud, play it proud, and...


"Drink!"


Cheers, Tim.

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Re: BWF Bar and Grill
« Reply #5987 on: May 03, 2021, 03:55:24 PM »
11 years ago Tim, the Red Barren, passed away.

Bones fill everyone's cup so we may toast a truly funny human with a heart of gold.

raises glass I'll drink to that...

I've decided to pick up litter while walking Pigs down the trail. Every thing was ok until I stumbled across multiple dump sites from former homeless camps. I've sent an email to a volunteer group regarding cleaning supplies (puncture resistant gloves)

While the city is responsible for needle pick up,it's hard to give them an exact location when you're 75 feet off the beaten path....

I could light a fire,I'm sure they'd frown upon me doing so lol

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Re: BWF Bar and Grill
« Reply #5988 on: May 04, 2021, 02:34:34 PM »
In today's climate, that drink song looks like sexual harassment
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Re: BWF Bar and Grill
« Reply #5989 on: May 04, 2021, 03:34:29 PM »
Political correctness is an elevated assemblage of taurine excremental waste ;-)

Does anyone else remember when climate just referred to the weather.  Good or bad.
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Re: BWF Bar and Grill
« Reply #5990 on: May 05, 2021, 09:33:36 AM »
Historically, at least in what we think of as the liberal west, the tendency is for common sense to reassert itself against extremes - or the lunatic fringe, if you prefer.  Political correctness of the latter type may already have had its day.  Perhaps it's time for those of us who consider ourselves reasonable beings but not easy meat for bullies to tell it like it is.  If someone disrespects me, it may not be because I'm a woman, it may be because he's a generally rude person.  It may even be because I've given him cause to dislike me.  If a person of non-European heritage gets mugged, it may not be racism - it may be he's just been unlucky enough to meet a mugger.

Genuine racial and gender prejudice - even if it's unconscious - is unacceptable and should be called out.  But can we stop hunting the shadows for bogies?  Sometimes what is moving unseen in the darkness is just the family cat.  Attributing incorrect motives and attitudes to people who, whatever their other failings, do not hold them does no one any good, least of all the cause of equality.  Irritating the decent majority is not how you earn respect for your cause.

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Re: BWF Bar and Grill
« Reply #5991 on: May 05, 2021, 10:59:21 AM »
Quite.  Exactly.

I have quite a long line of what the modern world calls 'strong women' in my family tree.

But they don't follow the common stereotype - sometimes false and sometimes painfully real -  of constantly putting down men in order to boost their own fragile ego.

As soon as I hear a militant female utter the trite phrase 'all men..." I know she's from the dark side, not the cooperative 'we're all human beings lets talk sense' side of any debate.  I'm less likely to listen to her, even if some or much of what she says makes sense.

I can draw a valid comparison with fiction here.

In fiction we know better - or should do - than to 'tone down' a secondary character who seems to be 'taking over' the lead role.  We should boost the others so they're equals no matter how competetiv.

We help the weaker characters, we don't just pity them, tell them to get a life, and leave them in the margins.  (Unless we are deliberately writing a 'complete waste of space total failure', and even then we try to make them a bit more human.)

Life is the same.  Entrenched positions  where you can only bolster yourself by pressing your foot across someone else's throat aren't good for you.

To play with Jo's phrase,   Sometimes it not even the family cat moving in the dark, it's just just a random play of light and shadow.

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Re: BWF Bar and Grill
« Reply #5992 on: May 05, 2021, 03:29:35 PM »
My country is so totally divided against itself, that it is hemorrhaging and about to exsanguinate. We are so busy trying to "correct" the past when the past is gone. We need to fix the present but that would take more than throwing money at something and Americans are really, really good at throwing money around and believing that fixes a problem.

I remember a time when things were not always so completely right/totally wrong. When we lived in shades of gray and some things were just the way humans interact without malice or prejudice, but simply dumb meatbags.

Rectifying our current situation would be more beneficial, by orders of magnitude, than trying to fix something in the past. I know of no one who can change even one nanosecond of the past.

Some woman in LA wanted to make current legal owners of properties give them to descendants of black people who owned it and had it taken from them because that would fix everything. I don't know what happens if the current legal owner is black, but ... you know, stuff. She did not say if she was advocating for the return of LA to the Natives or the Mexicans who had lived there first and second respectively. She also did not say how the improvement to the property over the last century or more was to be addressed. She just spoke Stupid in a public place.
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