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You Know You've Been In Iraq Too Long When...  
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c334/TripleSevenPhil/MLKDriveSign.jpg

 biggrin 


*For those who may not understand this or be familiar with it, especially our a.netters outside the US, it seems like every town in the United States has a "Martin Luther King Blvd/Drive/Street/Parkway/etc."

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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2636 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Thread starter):
it seems like every town in the United States has a "Martin Luther King Blvd/Drive/Street/Parkway/etc."

Do you have a problem with that?



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User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
Do you have a problem with that?

Where is that even suggested??




User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

WellHung:
Where is that even suggested??

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You Know You've Been In Iraq Too Long When...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c334/TripleSevenPhil/MLKDriveSign.jpg

*For those who may not understand this or be familiar with it, especially our a.netters outside the US, it seems like every town in the United States has a "Martin Luther King Blvd/Drive/Street/Parkway/etc."



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Souds like a complaint to me.
That's why I asked.
FlyDeltaJets87 should be able to answer the question on his own.



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User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
Souds like a complaint to me.

To me, sounds more like a clarification for those of us (myself included) who didn't get the joke at first.  Smile



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Carmenlu15:
Part of it sound like a clarification, the rest sound like a complaint or a poor attempt at humor.



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User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

 rotfl 

Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
Do you have a problem with that?

Seriously - get over it. It's humor and nothing else, including racism.




-NWA742


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

If that picture wasn't such an ovbious fake it would be hilarious.

The rest of the hens should get a sense of humor, because they are obviously missing out on

judging by their replies.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17822 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

Looks like some of the Martin Luther King Blvds I've seen around the US Wink


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9507 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Thread starter):
Martin Luther King Blvd/Drive/Street/Parkway/etc

in another twenty years ... it'll be Cindy Sheehan Boulevard!



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

I can see this thread going no where good in a hurry.  bomb   flamed   tombstone   white 

User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
Do you have a problem with that?

Well, when every other street in Atlanta is "Martin Luther King" or "Peachtree", it can make finding your way around the city somewhat confusing.  wink 


User currently offlineRlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1104 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Why would people in Iraq care about Martin Luther. They are all Islamic.


I can drive faster than you
User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2168 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Thread starter):
*For those who may not understand this or be familiar with it, especially our a.netters outside the US, it seems like every town in the United States has a "Martin Luther King Blvd/Drive/Street/Parkway/etc."

This might be something YOU'RE possibly not familiar with, but there are plenty of streets and places outside the US named after Martin Luther King.

Most every major city in Germany has at least one boulevard, street, square, school or whatever named after him.



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User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2876 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 10):
I can see this thread going no where good in a hurry

So I say this to all non-Americans

Its a joke, and I would advise all non-US people not to even bother with it. We get it, but many of you on the outside will just think we are being dumb or racist.



LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Quoting Rlwynn (Reply 12):
Why would people in Iraq care about Martin Luther.

KING. It's Martin Luther KING. Not the German Martin Luther.

Actually, the Iraqis could learn a lot from King vis-a-vis minority groups learning to adapt to a majority shiite majority and vise-versa.


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 15):
Actually, the Iraqis could learn a lot from King vis-a-vis minority groups learning to adapt to a majority shiite majority and vise-versa.

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Well said. Very well said.  yes 
This is probably the first time you and I agreed when it comes to these kinds topics.

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 14):
Its a joke, and I would advise all non-US people not to even bother with it. We get it, but many of you on the outside will just think we are being dumb or racist.

So which one is it?
More like a poor attempt at humor.
Be careful with your use of the word "We" because I am an American that does not find it funny. Millions of others here in America wouldn't find it funny either.

Keep in mind the thread starter once thought most of the illegal immigrants here in the US were from South America.  dopey 



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User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

Quoting Rlwynn (Reply 12):
Why would people in Iraq care about Martin Luther. They are all Islamic.

Now THATS funny !



" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
Be careful with your use of the word "We" because I am an American that does not find it funny

Reading comprehension. You should try it sometime. He didn't say "we find it funny. you won't". He was referring to understanding the joke. But if you weren't so busy trying to play the race card in every thread, you might have been able to catch on to this.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
More like a poor attempt at humor.

My bet is you're throwing this out because it was a white conservative (me) who posted this.

If anything, this is in fact a poke at my own side of the argument, since I'm one of the supporters of OIF. The simple jist of this was "how much American influence is effecting the region because of how long we've been there (now just over 4 years).
But hey, leave it to the libs to find a way to bring racism into every issue, and then scratch their heads if and when race issues arise later on. Surprise, Surprise.

Quoting Rara (Reply 13):
This might be something YOU'RE possibly not familiar with, but there are plenty of streets and places outside the US named after Martin Luther King.

Most every major city in Germany has at least one boulevard, street, square, school or whatever named after him.

So what was the point in putting "YOU'RE" in all caps? Insult perhaps?
My note on the bottom obviously helped someone out:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 4):
To me, sounds more like a clarification for those of us (myself included) who didn't get the joke at first.

Obviously Carmelu15 understood what the note was for.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
Keep in mind the thread starter once thought most of the illegal immigrants here in the US were from South America

OMG. So you have nothing better to do than ride my ass for forgetting "and Latin America?" in that sentence in a post that when I went back and referenced, and found was close to 400 words in length and posted at 11:18 PM after what had been a long day for me? The fact that you remember this is quite sad, along with the fact that it's your only real "counter argument" here (We'll use that term loosely).
Hell, when you questioned me on it in the first reply (didn't take long before the party poopers entered the thread), I even tried to avoid this shit by adding a simple sarcastic remark of "Well, when every other street in Atlanta is "Martin Luther King" or "Peachtree", it can make finding your way around the city somewhat confusing   " and hoping to avoid the post I'm writing now. I avoided the knee-jerk reaction to see how you would later respond, but its obvious you have an axe to grind on this issue.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 10):
I can see this thread going no where good in a hurry.

**Points to Superfly** We couldn't even get past Post 1 before Superfly felt the need to add his "intellect".

[Edited 2007-03-31 09:29:50]

User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 18):
trying to play the race card in every thread

"every thread"?

Yet you tell me I need "Reading comprehension"?

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 18):
My bet is you're throwing this out because it was a white conservative (me) who posted this.

I have no idea what race you are and I really don't care.


At least NWA742 was honest about it.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
"every thread"?

Wow. Here's a shock. Superfly resorting to nitpicking and trying to point out insignificant details rather than try to focus on the points that HE brought up in the first place.

How about trying to answer all the questions and points from Reply 18.
Or will you find some little issue in this post to nitpick as well?

Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
I have no idea what race you are and I really don't care.

This entire statement is bullshit and you know it.



This whole thread has been a case of "Damned if you do, Damned if you don't". I [correctly] add the note at the bottom to clarify the joke behind the picture for many of our a.netters outside the US (or even in the US) who otherwise wouldn't understand the picture. But instead of it just being that, a clarification, some buffoon obviously felt the need to come in and upon seeing that find a way to bring up the race issue and hijack the thread.


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 20):
How about trying to answer all the questions and points from Reply 18.

How about simply answering my question from reply #1?
Relax, you're not on trial here.

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 20):
This entire statement is bullshit and you know it.



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 20):
This whole thread has been a case of "Damned if you do, Damned if you don't".

LOL!  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

At this point, your are really making me laugh. It was a stupid joke to begin with and now YOU'RE the one that brought the whole race thing in to it.


I'll cut & paste what I said earlier in this thread to make it a little bit easier for you.

Reply#1
Do you have a problem with that?

No answer from you.

Reply #3
Souds like a complaint to me.
That's why I asked.
FlyDeltaJets87 should be able to answer the question on his own.


20+ replys, you still haven't done so but yet your demanding an answers from me.  Yeah sure


Suddenly I am accused of playing the "race card" and attcking you for being a White conservative?  Wow!
Who is the one playing the race card?



and again, I really don't give a darn what your race is and I never asked in the first place.
Who is the one playing the race card?
Be for real dude!



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

OK, personal flaming match over.

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