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Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve

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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1521 » by Sedale Threatt » Sun Jul 7, 2019 11:27 pm

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Slava wrote:Could have been a lot more. Well done ladies.


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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1522 » by ennui » Mon Jul 8, 2019 1:10 pm

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ennui wrote:I see some of the usuals still around! man, got two kids now life sucks

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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1523 » by Sedale Threatt » Mon Jul 8, 2019 6:36 pm

Slava wrote:Could have been a lot more. Well done ladies.


Great piece on Queen Rapinoe

This World Cup, Rapinoe was also put on the spot away from the pitch. Months before the tournament, a reporter asked her whether she would visit the White House. A left winger off the field as well as on it, Rapinoe didn’t think much about the answer — “I’m not going to the f*cking White House.” She meant it in two ways: She found it unlikely that Donald Trump, the first president to publicly yell at sports teams for not respecting him enough, would invite a team with liberals and lesbians after snubbing NBA and WNBA teams year after year. And furthermore, she wouldn’t dignify him with her presence.

From the moment those quotes were published, Rapinoe was the story of the tournament. To the Fox News fan, Rapinoe was a boogeyman: anti-American, arrogant, and — hide the kids! — gay. To others, she was an on-field manifestation of the Resistance. Headlines about her play were often overshadowed by headlines about her political views and her celebrations. She’s dividing America! She should be president! She refuses to sing the national anthem! (I used to think kneeling was the thing you weren’t allowed to do. Now I guess you can’t just stand there, either.)

Somehow, Rapinoe handled the influx of irrelevant BS without skipping a beat. Megan, are you un-American? She gave the perfect answer. Megan, do you think Alex Morgan’s tea celebration was disrespectful? She gave the perfect answer. Megan, talk about equal pay! She gave the perfect answer. Megan, can gay people be good at sports? She gave the perfect answer. She swerved from carefree to serious and back when needed, all while scoring critical goals in some of the most important games of her life. When you put Megan Rapinoe on the spot, she delivers.

All of a sudden, Rapinoe’s every game was a referendum on all these things that are so much bigger than soccer. Her wins were wins for female athletes; wins for the right to protest; wins for everything other people decided she represented. In the funniest twist in sports history, the flag-humping contingent proudly announced that they were rooting for France and England in women’s soccer. (Seriously, you couldn’t write satire like this.)

Rapinoe didn’t ask to be the “I’m not going to the **** White House” person; she simply answered a question that was asked of her. It’s unfair that Rapinoe and athletes like her are given all this extra weight to carry. When men play sports, the discussion is almost always about the game. Female athletes, even champions, don’t have that luxury. People talk about the social meaning of their achievements instead of the achievements themselves. If they fail, it’s proof they’re not to be taken seriously.

And so when Rapinoe was put on the spot, her kick carried so much on it. But as we learned time and time again this World Cup, when you put Megan Rapinoe on the spot, she delivers. And Team USA are the champions of the world because of it.


https://www.theringer.com/soccer/2019/7/8/20686236/megan-rapinoe-mvp-uswnt-world-cup-france-netherlands-final-penalty-rose-lavelle
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1524 » by Slava » Mon Jul 8, 2019 8:43 pm

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ennui wrote:I see some of the usuals still around! man, got two kids now life sucks

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Twins? You ain't been away that long.
yea, a couple of girls... but I'm done. No Kobe Bryant style trying for boys while I build a legion of daughters.

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Incidence of twins increases by mother's age so yeah if you go for another, there's a good probability you might end up with another two. Twice the sleeplessness. :lol:
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1525 » by hermes » Mon Jul 8, 2019 11:24 pm

congrats women's team on the world cup!
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1526 » by hermes » Mon Jul 8, 2019 11:24 pm

probably better acknowledge the men's team got second in the gold cup too, good for them
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1527 » by hermes » Mon Jul 8, 2019 11:26 pm

i'm not a soccer guy but i get into the national team stuff, used to be just the olympics and world cup but i was following the gold cup this time around

soccer, like baseball, is great to have on in the background while your doing something else
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1528 » by Wavy Q » Tue Jul 9, 2019 3:34 am

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ennui wrote:I see some of the usuals still around! man, got two kids now life sucks

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Twins? You ain't been away that long.
yea, a couple of girls... but I'm done. No Kobe Bryant style trying for boys while I build a legion of daughters.

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Kobe also only has daughters so if anything the Kobe training begins now
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1529 » by iamworthy » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:20 am



This beat is so cold!
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1530 » by hermes » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:24 pm

does cold mean good now?
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1531 » by Danny Darko » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:51 pm

anyone else allergic to anesthesia? Crap i hate that stuff.
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1532 » by Kilroy » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:21 pm

National Tequila day yesterday... National day of quiet regret and today. FML :droop:

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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1533 » by Kilroy » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:47 pm

I found out today that it's not required for us to share everything we see, hear, do, think, wear, or buy on the internet...
According to what I heard, I can get through the day just fine without anyone else knowing about it.
Which is great because if I don't, I'm pretty sure I don't have to be 'Positive' or worry about being 'Shamed'... Don't quote me on that, though, I'm still trying to figure out how it works.
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1534 » by tugs » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:57 am

Danny Darko wrote:anyone else allergic to anesthesia? Crap i hate that stuff.
I'm allergic to pain relievers, I guess that's worse?

Just remembered you had long locks. Tried growing my hair twice now in under a year but damn the humidity.
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1535 » by tugs » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:58 am

ennui wrote:
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ennui wrote:I see some of the usuals still around! man, got two kids now life sucks

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Twins? You ain't been away that long.
yea, a couple of girls... but I'm done. No Kobe Bryant style trying for boys while I build a legion of daughters.

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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1536 » by Danny Darko » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:38 am

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Danny Darko wrote:anyone else allergic to anesthesia? Crap i hate that stuff.
I'm allergic to pain relievers, I guess that's worse?

Just remembered you had long locks. Tried growing my hair twice now in under a year but damn the humidity.


The key to the long hair in the heat is that I braid it to keep it off my neck.

So no advil? Yeah I'm not allowed to either now after surgery on my esophagus. There's other methods of pain relief though
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1537 » by Slava » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:55 am

Smoke weed like everyone else in California. Its much safer.
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1538 » by dAdo dA dEvil » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:33 pm

Danny Darko wrote:
tugs wrote:
Danny Darko wrote:anyone else allergic to anesthesia? Crap i hate that stuff.
I'm allergic to pain relievers, I guess that's worse?

Just remembered you had long locks. Tried growing my hair twice now in under a year but damn the humidity.


The key to the long hair in the heat is that I braid it to keep it off my neck.

So no advil? Yeah I'm not allowed to either now after surgery on my esophagus. There's other methods of pain relief though


Used to have a long hair (up to my legs). I use chop sticks to tie it up and keep it off my neck. :D
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1539 » by hermes » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:14 pm

Kilroy wrote:I found out today that it's not required for us to share everything we see, hear, do, think, wear, or buy on the internet...
According to what I heard, I can get through the day just fine without anyone else knowing about it.
Which is great because if I don't, I'm pretty sure I don't have to be 'Positive' or worry about being 'Shamed'... Don't quote me on that, though, I'm still trying to figure out how it works.

hey man you made it, good to have you

now don't tell me how your day is going
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Re: Community Thread LXI: The President We Deserve 

Post#1540 » by hermes » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:16 pm

hair to your legs? dang, how long did it take you to grow that?

my brother has had long hair for a while but its been at about the middle of his back for years it seems

i hate my hair long

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