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  1. I checked back into respond to the mod thread and saw this. fattyflattie is one of my very favorite people here. I like a lot of folks, he's top 10 easily. Mostly because he's kind to me, like really kind. He's correct about the license plate thing, took care of me without me knowing it until I did. He's also really helped me with my truck, my RV, my fishing obsession. Some of my best friends are like him, and they have come a long way even when they fuck up a word here or there. The fact is, I love the outdoors, I love guns, fishing, boats, camping, rving, sailing all of it and there's a type of guy that I get along with where bridges are built. I know he's a work in progress, he told me so, he said he's trying. I believe him. I don't know what he said here and if it was something that was really bad, and I read it and messaged him, I know he would listen and he would learn. That's a lot more than I get from most everyone else in his political camp and if that's where he's started then that's more than I can ask for tbqh. and that's why he's my friend while the other shitsacks aren't. and this isn't to say others disagreeing with fatty aren't also good guys. @Captainant is one of them. And those two are friends for different reasons but they both matter to me.
  2. hi. for the record, I didn't send imma a message about any of this. I decided to dial back my participation by more than 99% because, well, this world is a shit show and I don't need to find refuge in an online version of it. The primary defense to being a raging asshole here is that we do it to everyone. That worked when I was, well like 28, but cruising toward 50 years old, that shit makes zero sense anymore. You know what make sense to me? Realizing people on this board have real lives, with pressures, hurts, sorrows, unmet expectations, losses, real fucking losses, the kind that could make you wish you were dead. There are people trying to make it in a world where divorce has them reeling, where alcohol calls their name every day, where mental illness is unrelenting, where kids break their hearts with drug abuse and failing grades, where spouses cheat, where parents die, where jobs are lost and dreams are broken. The folks I want to be around now are those that are self-aware, authentic, struggling and trying their best to be kind people. those folks are here, but they are mixed in with people like some on this thread that just aren't my kind anymore. I went on exactly one neg raid in 25 years and decided I'd had enough. I'm not going to nuke my persona here or permaban myself because truthfully there are actually people here that I care deeply about, even if I only know them on line. So without any message to imma I said my peace to my friends, I asked them to stay in touch, told them I would do the same, and I moved into the background where I will stay barring something that truly warrants my input. There's really nothing imma or anyone can do about it, too many people here think it's ok to make fun of others and I'm simply not down for that anymore. So if you think I'm a whiny bitch, have at it. you do you bro. I'm simply not down for hate, whether in the form of a joke or otherwise, not for anyone. be kind, have fun, the rest is background noise.
  3. Ok I have left the building for the most part but I made an exception to come back and say I am THE queen of the fly rod. It happened! thank the good lord above and all my living right, it happened. GT on a mother fucking fly rod!! BOOM!!! special thanks to my fishing homies @Pescado_Rojo @fattyflattie @justhookit@DefinitelyNotHollywoodColt @Pato del Muerto @Jerry Callo for sincere encouragement, advice and support. I am certain I have left someone out. Thank you to all of you. interestingly enough my guide was Marlon Brando’s son, Google Teihotu Brando and it’s known he is living a low key life as a worker at the Brando. Well, he’s the guide here in Tetioroa - spent most of his life in Tahiti and at one point was the only person living on the atoll staking his family’s rightful claim to the island after his father died and the first hotel failed. Today the hotel has a vibrant community of workers and tonight he invited us to share in their experience - more of a small Mexican fishing village beach bar than the villas that Obama called home for a month to write his memoir. We drank French rose (it’s French Polynesia after all), ate smoked chicken and listened to the favorite party music of the locals. My - now fiancé (yes we got engaged this week) - was patient for two days while I fished and fished and fished. But tonight we celebrated with Tahitians proper style. Today was full of memories I’ll never forget.
  4. The bullshit folks are allowed to post in the name of cheap humor - it’s disgusting. @immamac @hayden_horn and whoever else is in charge should be ashamed. Reasoned discourse isn’t wanted. And before anyone says I’m butt hurt you need to read what I actually wrote - I said things need to change. This isn’t about the swimmer it’s about allowing people to post vile crap about my people which means me. Fuck all of you that post vile garbage. Fuck all of you that allow it. Fuck all of you that don’t call it out. Y’all are assholes. For real. I’m out. This is the only place in my world that I have to listen to vile bullshit. Not a boat or RV thread, a fishing story or a baseball thread that warrants me sticking around. I’ve got people in my life to love and raise, I have people that love me and think I’m pretty fucking cool. this shit is nothing but a distraction and it’s become a toxic one. I’m tired of being reasonable. Y’all can have it. Hope y’all enjoyed the laughs. Close to 30 years on these boards. It’s not worth it. I’m out. Goodbye and good luck.
  5. Against one of God’s teams to boot.
  6. I used to worship Jesus so this hits close to home too.
  7. Might catch the Sunday game with the boys for now showing them the greatness of Luck and a Jason Isbell concert but we checked in and saw this: holy shit.
  8. Yes!!! Thank you I was too lazy to find it!! Panama Meyers!!!
  9. You know at this point it’s all we can do, but play D like today and offense like today except the first 10 mins and we’ll be in a dog fight. Started down what 6? Before the refs took control down the stretch texas was almost plus 25 points? Play like that Sunday and I like our chances.
  10. Hell yeah, let’s remind Purdue of their place in texas history. One solid game away from a legit elite 8 chance. Holy shit.
  11. Picked up tix for me and the boys trying to rally. Going to skip the first show catch his act. Assume 9pm if first set is 7pm.
  12. I've shared my perspective, y'all have fun.
  13. @Cheeseweasel once again your avatar man. how that guy made it? facepalm for sure!
  14. and you parsed one bolded phrase out of my original post which was not in response to anyone. Here's all my bolded comments from that post: the answer is no, she should not. I've not said that outright but I damn sure made it clear changes are needed, including at the governing organizations on the rules to compete. I guarantee you I won't get similar respect and answers to the questions I raise. you want to really and genuinely solve this issue? go to the root cause. it's not Lia Thomas. It's discrimination against kids and families.
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