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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

Got the following emailed to me today (I'm sure it's floating around everywhere), and thought it provided an interesting perspective:

"Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in this country lately; illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida. Not me. I concentrate on solutions for the problems. It's a win-win situation:

+ Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.

+ Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levies.

+ Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.

Any other problems you would like for me to solve today?"


Tom at MSY


"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8681 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1220 times:



Quoting Tom in NO (Thread starter):
Any other problems you would like for me to solve today?

Yes please, I'd like a EUR 1 million loan to spend on Caterpillar Inc. stock. Thanks!



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3733 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

The olny thing I see coming out of that is the duplication of Mexican restaurants north of the borders, all serving the newest mexican cuisine hit: the gator burrito.


Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13029 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

Won't happen. It would probably kill too many 'gators, the Mexicans would sue, the dirt sent to NO and the digging of the moat would screw up the enviroment. Besides, you already have a moat - A river - for much of the USA-Mexico border and it doesn't stop the illegal crossings anyway.

User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8681 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

Oh, pardon. I didn't know this was to be taken seriously. Was it?


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1141 times:



Quoting Tom in NO (Thread starter):
Got the following emailed to me today (I'm sure it's floating around everywhere), and thought it provided an interesting perspective:

Assuming a 3rd grader wrote it, perhaps.


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1138 times:



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 5):
Assuming a 3rd grader wrote it, perhaps.

Nah - you couldn't have - you don't have that good of a sense of humor.

I think it's freaking hilarious.


User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1133 times:



Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 6):
I think it's freaking hilarious.

No surprise there. I'm sure many felt the same way during KKK lynchings in 1920 too.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1129 times:



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 7):
I'm sure many felt the same way during KKK lynchings in 1920 too.

Sadly, that did happen. But we've come a long way haven't we? We can actually segregate the differences between humor, fact, and history.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1126 times:



Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 8):
But we've come a long way haven't we?

Agreed. Finding humor in feeding Mexicans to alligators is just hilarious. We are so much more enlightened these days aren't we? What's next a handful of Nazi / Jewish jokes? Drunken American Indian stories?

Thanks, but no thanks I'll pass.


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1121 times:



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 9):
Finding humor in feeding Mexicans to alligators is just hilarious.

Glad you agree.

Now, just for clarification, it was NEVER mentioned as you put it. It said, "Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border." I don't see any mention of "feeding Mexicans"


User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1117 times:



Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 10):
Now, just for clarification, it was NEVER mentioned as you put it. It said, "Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border." I don't see any mention of "feeding Mexicans"

Hmmm, funny my 10 year old niece just read it and saw the meaning intended as well.


(Problem: "alligators attacking people" )
(Proposal: "alligators in the moat along the Mexican border)
(Solution: alligators attack Mexicans)

If it truly didn't mean to attack Mexicans the writer wouldn't have called it "the Mexican border". Last I checked the drone of "protect our borders" was what people said. Or the American border. Or at most American - Mexican border. No the writer needed to be very clear he meant Mexicans, because after all a 5 year old American child living in El Paso getting savagely eaten by alligators isn't quite as funny is it? Nor the Texan rancher / farmer getting gored while out checking his land.

Keep digging ORF. Need a shovel?


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1115 times:



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 11):
Keep digging ORF. Need a shovel?

Only to unbury your head from the sand. You live in a perfect world. One that really doesn't exist.


User currently offlineFlipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1562 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1112 times:
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Or just let the Mexicans in.

Fred


User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 12):
Only to unbury your head from the sand. You live in a perfect world. One that really doesn't exist.

No. I just don't find racist diatribe amusing. Call me weird I guess.

Let me ask you this...would you email this "joke" to all of your co-workers? All of your bosses? All of your clients? All of your family? All of your friends? If not, why not?

[Edited 2008-01-17 05:42:17]

User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

Weird -  no 

Too PC -  yes 

Just my opinion.


User currently offlineSBBRTech From Brazil, joined Jul 2007, 722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1100 times:



Quoting Flipdewaf (Reply 13):
Or just let the Mexicans in.

Raise shields! Foton charged flaming in your direction!



"I'm beginning to get the hang of this flying business" - C3PO
User currently offlineLobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1081 times:



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 7):
No surprise there. I'm sure many felt the same way during KKK lynchings in 1920 too.



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 9):
Finding humor in feeding Mexicans to alligators is just hilarious. We are so much more enlightened these days aren't we? What's next a handful of Nazi / Jewish jokes? Drunken American Indian stories?

Thanks, but no thanks I'll pass.



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 11):
If it truly didn't mean to attack Mexicans the writer wouldn't have called it "the Mexican border". Last I checked the drone of "protect our borders" was what people said. Or the American border. Or at most American - Mexican border. No the writer needed to be very clear he meant Mexicans, because after all a 5 year old American child living in El Paso getting savagely eaten by alligators isn't quite as funny is it? Nor the Texan rancher / farmer getting gored while out checking his land.

Man, you really need to chill out. It's a freaking joke!! (and it's funny, and somewhat true)

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 15):
Too PC -

WAY to PC. Dude needs to get a hobby or something.

Quoting EvilForce (Reply 14):
Let me ask you this...would you email this "joke" to all of your co-workers? All of your bosses? All of your clients? All of your family? All of your friends? If not, why not?

I would as most people fortunately don't share your view of the world and would find this humorous.


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1076 times:



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 14):
Let me ask you this...would you email this "joke" to all of your co-workers? All of your bosses? All of your clients? All of your family? All of your friends?

Didn't see this part initially. To answer your question, I already did.


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1074 times:



Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 6):
I think it's freaking hilarious.

As someone sitting on the other side of the fence, so to speak... I have to say I did find it funny  boggled 



What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1074 times:



User currently offlineLobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1068 times:



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 20):

Looks like he had a good lunch!!  laughing   laughing 


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1068 times:



Quoting Lobster (Reply 21):
Looks like he had a good lunch!!      

STILL having a good lunch.  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineEvilForce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1057 times:



Quoting Lobster (Reply 21):
Looks like he had a good lunch!!      

I hear white people are a bit bland tasting though.  Wink


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1052 times:



Quoting EvilForce (Reply 23):
I hear white people are a bit bland tasting though.  

Use more spices.  Wink


25 EvilForce : America's Heartland.... where salt is a spice and butter is a beverage.
26 AGM100 : A Moat huh ... not going to happen evil force, so dont worry. Yesterday at a town meeting our Governor Janet Napolitano said.."A fence will do nothing
27 EvilForce : True. Then again a wall is never going to get built either. I saw that the ranchers / farmers / landowners are going to fight the govt. for trying ta
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