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Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sat May 17, 2003 7:04 am

In this week's Sports Illustrated's "Signs of the Apocalypse" segment, it has been reported that Austin, TX high school baseball player Bobby French has requested that the public address announcer introduce him as "Bobby Freedom" at games.

That is alternately hysterical and sad.
 
Alpha 1
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sat May 17, 2003 7:30 am

Bush will probalby give him the Medal of Freedom-no pun intended.
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sat May 17, 2003 7:30 am

That is if he could spell "Medal of Freedom".
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Scorpio
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sat May 17, 2003 7:35 am

That is if he could spell "Medal of Freedom".

He pays people to do that for him.
 
redngold
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sat May 17, 2003 7:56 am

Speaking of the Apocalypse, wasn't Planet X supposed to have hit the Earth... yesterday?

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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sat May 17, 2003 8:02 am

No it was the contrails going to kill us all yesterday, planet X it tomorrow idiot.
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sat May 17, 2003 8:29 am

Oh yes, George Bush's Evil Chemtrails!!!!

My god, what a fricking moron, Bobby Freedom. If I ever saw this guy I'd smack him in the face so hard.
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sat May 17, 2003 8:33 am

Sure, and we're all being sedated by fluoride in the water, too. Which reminds me, I'm thirsty...  Yeah sure

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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sat May 17, 2003 10:40 am

What a fucking idiot.

Well, I don't disagree....but I remember some basketball player turning her back on the US flag during the national anthem, and she was praised as a hero on this forum. Weren't they both just expressing their beliefs in public, you know, free speech and all that you guys hold so dear? Or do we have a double standard here?

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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sat May 17, 2003 11:17 am

Maybe they can just introduce him as "Bobby Jackass". I'll bet his parents are so proud of him...
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sat May 17, 2003 12:23 pm

Goingboing, I'll bet his parents ARE proud of him. He's obviously the product of some far-out, right-wing nuts.

Maybe he's related to B757300.
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sat May 17, 2003 1:39 pm

Delta-flyer, you make a good point ... But I had more respect for that female basketball player .... Not much more.
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 2:06 am

....But I had more respect for that female basketball player .... Not much more.

Because your sentiments mirror hers? We all tend to feel that way. When someone echoes our sentiments, we nod in agreement, even when they do something outrageous. But if they are opposed to our opinion, then even the silliest expression is greeted with the harsh remarks posted above.

If you really analyze these two scenarios, each youngster offended a group of people while expressing his/her opinion. But they received quite a different response from members of A.net.

Cheers,
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 2:22 am

Pete - I'd consider this man changing his name similar to the Danish man who refused to serve German or French customers, rather than the girl who turned her back on the national flag. Whilst I don't condone any of them, I think you are comparing the wrong events.

This guy is being just as Racist (?) as the man who owned the pizza place.
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 2:32 am

Gotta love Texas.

What a bullshit statement 777236ER. Your obsession with generalizing Americans, and now even states, is ridiculous, and you need to stop.

You don't have a fucking clue as to what you're talking about, and you always say bullshit like that without backing it up.

 Insane



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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 2:37 am

NWA742, I have to kind of agree with him. There's probably not a more gung-ho, shoot-now-ask-questions-later state than Texas, and such bravado-idiocy if you ask me, is typical of that peculiar state.
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 2:58 am

This guy is being just as Racist (?) as the man who owned the pizza place.

EGGD.....Do you know the meaning of the word "racist"?

Pete
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 3:07 am

To NWA742,

at least 777236ER is improving. He used to generalise all Americans, now he has broken it down to state level. In 2 years he may start generalising by city. In 5 years he might, just might, stop generalising!  Big grin
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 3:40 am

Pete - did you not notice the question mark I put in brackets, or did you purposely ignore it to ridicule me. I couldn't think of a better word, prejudice might suit it better though.
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 3:45 am

NWA742, I have to kind of agree with him. There's probably not a more gung-ho, shoot-now-ask-questions-later state than Texas, and such bravado-idiocy if you ask me, is typical of that peculiar state.

The reason I strongly hold against his statements is that I was born and raised in Texas. It really drives me crazy on all the bullshit stereotypes and generalizations we Texans get.......especially after Bush was elected. Mainly the ones on hicks and rednecks. Idiots who say things pertaining to that have no clue as to what they're talking about.

Now Alpha 1, I know you're a very intelligent person, intelligent enough to realize that generalizing a whole entire state (especially a huge one like Texas) is misguided, wrong, and unnecessary. This especially applies to foreignors like 236ER who openly generalize on the places they've probably never even been to.

Having lived most of my life in Texas, I probably know so much more about my state than 236ER does it's not even comparable, and I don't even generalize it, you know why? Because I can't generalize it, because no matter how you put it, it would be wrong in some way or another. Trust me on this one.

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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 3:46 am

What a bullshit statement 777236ER. Your obsession with generalizing Americans, and now even states, is ridiculous, and you need to stop.

I need to stop? Woah. Texas has a bit of a reputation for far-out wacky ideas, not to mention that gung-ho bravado that seems to be emitted from it.

You don't have a fucking clue as to what you're talking about, and you always say bullshit like that without backing it up.

Ah yes Texas, the great state where anal sex is legal if you're straight but illegal if you're gay. The great state where 41.2% of executed people are black and 32.1% are white. The great state where there are no gun laws preventing juvenile possession of firearms, allows people to carry conceled weapons and does not allow cities and counties to enact ordinances to prevent gun violence.

Not to mention the site based in the great state of texas:

http://www.texaskkk.com
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 4:22 am

Christ all mighty 777236ER. The kkk is in every state. Just because ADG left, doesn't mean you haveto pick up where she left off.

I totally agree with Delta-flyer's first post as well.
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 4:31 am

Christ all mighty 777236ER.

Somebody loves me......

The kkk is in every state

Yeah, I was grasping at straws there.

Bitching about me saying "Gotta love Texas", yet ignoring Alpha 1 calling him fucking stupid, and idiot and a jerk.

This especially applies to foreignors like 236ER who openly generalize on the places they've probably never even been to.

Foreignors eh?

Idiots who say things pertaining to that have no clue as to what they're talking about.

All this for saying "Gotta love Texas"...

Having lived most of my life in Texas, I probably know so much more about my state than 236ER does it's not even comparable, and I don't even generalize it, you know why? Because I can't generalize it, because no matter how you put it, it would be wrong in some way or another. Trust me on this one.

Yes generalising is generally wrong (haha!). It was more of a joke than anything. Like it or not Texas has a bit of a reputation, at least over here. Wrong? Maybe. Then again, does France deserve all the shit it gets from Americans who've never been there?
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 4:35 am

ILS was from Texas

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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 4:35 am

Says it all......
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 6:17 am

Texas is a state for fuck's sake.

Anyone can name any state's shortcomings in a list equally stupid and irrelevant.

Give this a rest. I'm sure the anal sex police are far and few between anyway.
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 6:26 am


Nobody expects the Anal Sex Police
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 6:54 am

Wow, this is funny. This Bobby guy wants to express his opinion of France's position by having them say Freedom instead of France, and he is ridiculed by many people on these forums always yelling at the right that people have freedom of speech. Hmmm, yet another glaring double standard in the some of the members of the left on this forum.

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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 7:08 am

Double Standards, Double Standards, Double Standards! These Eurotrash have Double Standards for everything!  Insane
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 7:44 am

B747forlife, the problem with this jerk is it does NOTHING TO FRANCE-ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! He's doing more to embarrass his own name than anything, and it shows how absolutely assinine this dog and pony show of bashing France has gotten. It's just so fucking stupid-just like this snot-nosed kid.

This isn't about "double-standards", at all. If he wants to make a jackass out of himself, let him. But he looks like a lunatic in doing so. I'm sure his parents are the same way.
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 8:11 am

Delta-flyer, You have an excellent grasp of the obvious ...
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 9:37 am

A picture of Bobby's Dad:
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 10:54 am

Thanks, Dc10guy. Are we the only ones who see through this?

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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Sun May 18, 2003 11:45 am

Alpha 1 - It doesn't matter whether it does anything directly to France or not. He is showing his disapproval of France's actions, just as that girl was showing his disapproval of the US. Yet, somehow what she did was patriotic and utilizing her freedom of speech, and what this guy is doing is "assinine" and makes him a "snot-nosed kid." So maybe he is disgracing his name, but he is making a bigger statement in that he did not approve of France's actions, or does freedom of speech (saying unapproving things) not apply for comments made about countries who were against US policy?

You can't apply freedom of speech in one case as patriotic and in another as moronic when they are both political statements. Or is it just because he is critizing France and not the US that angers some people on this forum?

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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Mon May 19, 2003 11:49 am

I think he should be introduced as "that asshole who has no real life."
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Mon May 19, 2003 11:00 pm

So...in your statement of patriotism, it's okay to disgrace your father's name, and his father's name, and his fathers name...because his actions say "I'm ashamed to be called France, even though it is my families name." Why not petition the courts for an official name change - and since he's still a minor, it would require his dad's approval. That's why I say his dad must be proud of him...let's see if dad approves his formal name change. And....let's see how much freedom means to him if (no, when) the draft is reinstituted and he will be forced into military service. After all, this war on terrorism hasn't seemed to stop Al Queda from bombing an embassy or two. But since they are on the other side of the world, who really cares...we won the war on terrorism. Let the freedom of the Iraqi people ring...and you damn Shiites just shut the hell up or we'll send you to Iran. Ungrateful bastards.
 
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RE: Sign Of The Apocalypse?

Mon May 19, 2003 11:05 pm

Alpha 1 - It doesn't matter whether it does anything directly to France or not. He is showing his disapproval of France's actions, just as that girl was showing his disapproval of the US.

Are you really THAT naive? Give me a break! He wants to change a family name, to show disapproval for a nation that just happens to have the same name? That's so friggin' stupid! And you can't see how shallow, naive and stupid it is! You're beyond help.

If this little prick wants to do that, let him. In a few years, perhaps less, people will be telling him to his face was a little dork he was.

And as I've said before, I'm not for stopping the little idiot from doing this-let him make an ass out of himself, just as that girl did. This isn't about freedom of speech, it's about the insanity of this France-bashing, and the idiotic life it's taken on. This is so stupid as to be almost funny.

But it isn't funny. It's indicative of an intolerant streak that grows by the day in the U.S., and is led, thorugh silence, by George Bush.

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