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TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 3:45 p.m. PST

Just letting you know. I never really liked rants where someone must announce that they are leaving, so I'm making a counter rant.

I am not mad at any of you!

You are not making me angry!

I am not upset with people posting what they want to post about!

I'm not going anywhere!

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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

That is just so like you.

I expected just that.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 5:17 p.m. PST

grin

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 5:25 p.m. PST

Fine. Be that way. Just to spite you, I will continue to read your posts….

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 6:07 p.m. PST

If you keep this up, I'm going to have to be nice to your mother!

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 6:13 p.m. PST

Announcing you are leaving in a rant is like writing a piece of haiku before you commit sepuku.
I did. grin

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 6:37 p.m. PST

The old "I don't want any sympathy" ploy. Very clever.

Perris070728 Sep 2017 6:44 p.m. PST

Dilly, Dilly!

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 6:47 p.m. PST

Dilly dilly!

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 6:49 p.m. PST

That was the old "I don't want any sympathy" ploy? I thought it was the old "If I distract them they'll not notice all the broken glass and the strange expression on the cat" ploy.

Darn, how could I not know the difference?

Stryderg Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 7:10 p.m. PST

No, no. I think it's a trap. He's trying to use reverse psychology on us. He really is leaving but doesn't want anyone to notice. Probably owes someone money.
Oh! is it me? Please let it be me.

Dn Jackson28 Sep 2017 7:29 p.m. PST

"Announcing you are leaving in a rant is like writing a piece of haiku before you commit sepuku.
I did."

You committed seppuku? I don't think you did it right.

nsolomon9928 Sep 2017 7:43 p.m. PST

Yeah, thats what I was thinking too!! You must have a broken seppuku Winston, I think the red ones with the blue stripe on the left side are the most durable.

attilathepun4728 Sep 2017 9:04 p.m. PST

So, you're not going anywhere? Are any of us really going anywhere?

Personal logo PrivateSnafu Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 10:57 p.m. PST

Do not take your ball and go home.

Personal logo A sea that raged no more Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 12:32 a.m. PST

And TGerritsen was never heard of again …

Saying goodbye in his own indomitable style. Salute!

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 2:33 a.m. PST

Seppuku is probably some new micro brew that Winston found!

Allen5729 Sep 2017 5:47 a.m. PST

I obviously do not read the right boards. Who is leaving? Why are the Frothers up in arms about Cacique Caribe, Legion4, Otto, StoneMtnMinis and Foxweasle ?

Have not seem anything from John the OFM for a bit is he gone?

I can leave and I can come back but I have to come back before I can leave again. Right?

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 8:50 a.m. PST

Nah, I'm still here and perfectly boring…get used to it!

:)

There was a thread the other day of someone quitting over the recent Tango dh'sing kerflufle. I wasn't intending to slam them, so I hope they don't take it that way (of course they left, so they shouldn't see this, right?). I was just having some fun.

Legion 429 Sep 2017 10:37 a.m. PST

Why are the Frothers up in arms about Cacique Caribe, Legion4, Otto, StoneMtnMinis and Foxweasle ?
They don't like us cause we say & do things they don't agree with, etc. frown

So like the Mean Girls at the cool kids table they are rude, immature, etc. to others who think/believe differently than they do. huh?

But as many of us have said, they would not have the "eggs" to say those things to our faces. But hide behind the net like their mommy's skirt … evil grin

Allen5729 Sep 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

Ok L4,

Come clean. What did you do to Bleeped text them off?

Khusrau29 Sep 2017 12:12 p.m. PST

No, actually, it is because many of the guys here seem to have attitudes that I, (and others) don't understand. For example, you are happy to depict the worst slaughter, but you get all uptight at the mildest 'cuss' word.

You see nothing wrong in a scene depicting rape, and you are happy to write the most misogynistic things about female performers.

You write things about yourselves and others, that we look at and wonder how you got through life without being beaten up.

We wonder how you manage to live in a world with other people when you so obviously despise, distrust or simply don't understand anyone who is a different colour or gender.

We wonder why you choose to reverence people who should be jailed, or were fascist dictators, and ultimately, we think your values are all skewed.

It seems to be a last gasp of exceptionalism. Hopefully.

I feel sorry for advertisers who feel they need to be here, but must cringe when they see someone else make statements like, 'we should just nuke the whole middle east' or, 'we should just ban all muslims'.

Anyway. I think I'm going to quit too. See ya all – Some good people here. Hope to see you elsewhere. You all know where my Blog is.

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

What have I done wrong then?

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 7:25 p.m. PST

Wow, Khusrau, you sure seem to have a dim view of folks here. Yikes. I don't know what threads you've been reading, but it doesn't ring true with my own experiences here.

I've seen some folks say things I deem stupid or offensive, but it is not my right to demand that others accept my own views, only my right to state my disagreement. Any healthy debate should expect challenge, discourse and disagreement. No one here claims ownership of any truth but their own truth. No one here is required to accept anyone else's truths.

I for one don't want to see you or anyone leave, but your post seems to be part and parcel of the world attitude so prevelant today- 'I don't agree with you therefore you aren't just wrong, you're either a deviant or evil. Therefore I will only converse with people who are like minded with me so that we can judge you from afar and reinforce our world view with one another without having to deal with the distasteful possibility of being challenged in our group think. Unless of course deviants arise amongst our own clique in which case we will shame them and cast them out.'

I was raised to defend the old saw, 'I may disagree with you, but I would give my life to protect your right to speak.' It's too bad the world today is more, 'Sit down and shut up or else.'

I for one am mighty tired of the self righteous and self appointed white knights among us who seek to purge any nonconforming thought. Let each man or woman speak their mind and then be called to defend it. They have a right to speak- you are not demanded to agree with them.

When did the world become so weak willed that at the lightest challenge to our beliefs and we simply blow away like leaves in the wind? Is it not braver to challenge assumptions, including our own, than to simply retreat to our own corners when someone challenges our world view?

Mitochondria Inactive Member29 Sep 2017 7:53 p.m. PST

Somebody get Khusrau a tampon.

attilathepun4729 Sep 2017 8:00 p.m. PST

Oh, dear me, another snowflake melts in the heat of reality.

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2017 12:18 a.m. PST

TGerritsen, that's the best thing I've read on the internet or in a newspaper in a long time, so true.

Ottoathome30 Sep 2017 12:36 a.m. PST

When I hear Khusrau open his yap about this and he says he is going to leave, I am reminded of the rejoinder by Major General Stanley's reply to the constables patter song " We go, We Go." from the Pirates of Penzance.

As the Constable sing/
"We go, We go… yes yes we go."

Stanley replies "Yes but you don't go.

We go we go.. yes yes we go

Yes but you don't go.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2017 3:50 a.m. PST

Ah. So that's where Beckett got it?

Legion 430 Sep 2017 5:25 a.m. PST

Come clean. What did you do to Bleeped text them off?

Allen, this has been going on for a couple of years. They don't like my attitude, hubris, aggressive conservative/right leaning comments, etc.

They call me a wantabee, etc., and one nut job , a loser names Mac(?) is trying to hack into gov't files to find my Military Records. I could post my DD214 & ORB, but why should I ? To prove to losers, weak, lame, punks, juveniles, etc. who I was and am ? And at least one is a US Vet and another a female who has (mental ?) health problems, AFAIK …

Again, I'd like to meet my critics face to face. I posted my real name … Ralph J. DeLucia, and where I live … Youngstown, OH. If you want to face me … you can easily find me.

Other Vets here know I'm what I'm saying I am. If I was a making things up or embellishing my military back ground, etc. I certainly would not be the "vanilla" basic ROTC Infantry Officer who severed '79-'90 on active duty. With 4 Infantry Bns, 1 Assault & 3 Mech, a CBT SPT Bn and Mech Hvy Bde HQs. And 1 year in the USAR as an Bn S2(Intel) Officer with a CBT SPT Bn in '91. That is about a vanilla and basic as you can get. I've never served in SF or a Ranger unit, nor am a former NAVY SEAL. I'm just a Grunt … nothing special …

I was fortunate that all most of my ROTC instructors, '75'79 were all active duty soldiers. And severed in SE Asia 1 or more tours there. As well as the senior officers and NCOs when I went on active duty. I learned from some of the best.

And if those losers that I mentioned from "farters" or anywhere else don't like what I say or do … Well I think we all know what they can do … "Bring it on!" evil grin

Legion 430 Sep 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

TGerritsen, that's the best thing I've read on the internet or in a newspaper in a long time, so true.
Agree 100% ! thumbs up

Errata:

severed '79-'90 on active duty
That should be "served" … damned autocorrect is killing me ! frown

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2017 7:41 a.m. PST

Ah! I see. I was going to ask what were the 79 or 90 things that you severed!

Legion 430 Sep 2017 9:59 a.m. PST

Sorry … again … I've really got to proofread my posts better. frown wink But I'm still blaming autocorrect on this one ! evil grin

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

Allen57: "Why are the Frothers up in arms about Cacique Caribe, Legion4, Otto, StoneMtnMinis and Foxweasle?"

Lol. That's an incredibly short list for that place.

But by the replies you're getting right here, I'd say that you're actually getting your answer straight from some of their own mouths. :)

Dan

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2017 4:35 p.m. PST

The main problem is that the children on frothers can't handle the truth. So they have a temper tantrum and scream and stomp their tiny feet.

And the world doesn't notice and passes them by.

Dave

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2017 4:38 p.m. PST

@ TGerritsen

When you don't go anywhere let me know and we can have a roadtrip. thumbs up

Dave

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2017 4:56 p.m. PST

Wow it really got quiet here all of a sudden!

Dan

Legion 401 Oct 2017 5:38 a.m. PST

Cacique Caribe, Legion4, Otto, StoneMtnMinis and Foxweasle?
It appears … I'm in good company … wink

Lol. That's an incredibly short list for that place.

But by the replies you're getting right here, I'd say that you're actually getting your answer straight from some of their own mouths. :)

LOL ! Yes the list is longer from what I understand. And I only speak the truth[AFAIK] or my opinion … if they don't like … well you know what I'm going to say … evil grin

The main problem is that the children on frothers can't handle the truth. So they have a temper tantrum and scream and stomp their tiny feet.

And the world doesn't notice and passes them by.

Amen … +1 thumbs up

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2017 1:21 p.m. PST

😁💃

Personal logo jhancock Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2017 3:51 p.m. PST

Frothers who? Are they the folks who froth the cappuccino at Starbucks? Assistant baristas?

Legion 403 Oct 2017 6:38 a.m. PST

That would be nice … but … no … evil grin

Marc at work06 Oct 2017 5:09 a.m. PST

Frothers – I go there for the movie page, but sadly it is a forum that only seems to have the same five people posting, and four of them don't appear to like the fifth.

Odd site, so I go there less and less. But I guess they don't miss me.

But it is a warning to TMP – if it becomes a boys' club, then people may leave.

And 4th – well done you, I am always immensely impressed by people who have actually stepped up to the plate and served – I was too much of a coward to do that, and now too old and ill. So I salute you sir. And when you spout rubbish, I will ignore you – not flounce off with my skirt in a twist grin If only more people could realise that sometimes we all write rubbish – but it is just words and the threads pass.

Marc

Legion 406 Oct 2017 7:43 a.m. PST

If you are referring to my post, then thank you Marc for those kind words. Regardless, yes, I totally agree, we all post things on occasion that can be considered stupid, rubbish, dumb, etc.

As we know we all are not infallible, we are only human, and at times say and do stupid things. I will freely admit, I have done that in the past and will certainly do it in the future. Like many of us, I am/we still are a work in progress.

Marc at work07 Oct 2017 1:38 a.m. PST

No problems 4th – it was very much my admiration for your service.

And a clumsy way to say that we are all human, so yes, there will be a few posts we all make that are rubbish, but being human we should be able to move on and not take these forums too personally. I enjoy most of your posts, despite being a left wing softie (me, not you – doh!)

Marc

Legion 407 Oct 2017 6:51 a.m. PST

Again, Thank you very much Marc ! Your words are much appreciated.

And you clearly demonstrate how even though we many be different with our take on some things. Left or Right, etc. … We can get along and discuss like adults. Thank you again ! thumbs up

DJCoaltrain12 Oct 2017 12:22 p.m. PST

Legion 4, a little over a year ago I sent a PM to Mr. Editor. I mentioned why I was seriously miffed, or peeved, and that I was going into exile for a year. Water under the bridge and over the falls. I abandoned Frothers years back. Childish behavior beyond normal levels, not that that TMP is a bastion of Academic excellence, but it does have the saving grace of lots of good info sans puling, mewling, and threnodies. I have a high tolerance for complaining but not stupidity.

Marc, military service is not for everyone. Don't be so hard on yourself.

Legion 412 Oct 2017 1:44 p.m. PST

Hmmm … I guess you are saying I'm crying weakly, whining, and lamenting ? But you have a high tolerance for complaining but not stupidity … So If I get this correct you are saying I'm stupid too ?

And why were you so miffed ? Was it something I said ?

I do remember you saying your Plt Ldr was not very good. But otherwise I don't remember any interactions between us ?

So you decided to go into exile for a year because you were upset by something I posted, etc., … ?

If so Bill says there always is the "Stifle" button.

And in your self imposed exile, what did you think that would do ? I don't think anyone but Bill may have been aware ?

And as you see while you were away TMP managed to get along just fine without you.

I hope I'm not miss understanding what you are trying to say to me? But again you always have the stifle button if so.

Childish behavior beyond normal levels,
I totally agree with that.
not that that TMP is a bastion of Academic excellence
Well if TMP is not up to your academic standards, you could go back into exile. Or find another site that meets you very high academic standards ?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2017 3:25 a.m. PST

Ralph, if someone on Frothers, or the Beekeeper Quarterly, or TMP for that matter, says "There's this really annoying thin skinned sissy on TMP who's always whining that nobody thinks his military service grants him expertise on EVERYTHING!", there is no reason for you to say "How dare you Sir! I resemble that remark!"

It may not be you they're talking about. Think about that.

But if you really want to self-identify with every random insult thrown out there, I guess you don't need my advice. Go to town. Tell them you'll be in the parking lot at the Tony Soprano Memorial Esplenade Tuesday at 4:30 with a tire iron.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2017 3:28 a.m. PST

DJColtrane. Sorry to say that I never noticed you were gone. A lot of good people have left here, so maybe you just blended in.
But now that you mention it, you did have good stuff to say.

Legion 413 Oct 2017 6:49 a.m. PST

Well thank you Winston … I shall think about that. Regardless what that other froll farm(s), etc., posts. (Beekeeper what ?)

But since DJ addressed his post to me … what am I to think ? huh? (rhetorical)

I look forward for him to clarify, if he feels like it … but no matter. In the big picture or little pic on TMP … As I have been told by Bill … There is always the stifle option.

And I'm still baffled why anyone should really care what I think or say or post. Who cares really ? Unless they like being trolls, etc., etc. ?

But for the record[somewhere] : DJ posted …

I have a high tolerance for complaining but not stupidity.

I posted previously on this thread : "As we know we all are not infallible, we are only human, and at times say and do stupid things. I will freely admit, I have done that in the past and will certainly do it in the future."

Mea Culpa (?)

Go to town. Tell them you'll be in the parking lot at the Tony Soprano Memorial Esplenade Tuesday at 4:30 with a tire iron.
We don't have a Memorial to Tony in town … But I'm sure I could find something appropriate. And some places on the Northside you need more than a tire iron. huh?

Of course this is on the Utter Drivel Board so what can one expect ? huh?

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