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  1. AlexDaGator

    AlexDaGator The Hammer of Thor
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    ...says the same fool who started a thread because a kid smirked while wearing a MAGA hat.

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    You see the speck in his eye but you are blind to the 2x4 in your own eye.

    Let's practice a little intellectual honesty, shall we?

    It's not a reflection on Ginsburg that some dudes she married are accused of rape.

    It's not a reflection on Hillary that Weinstein is an abusive pig. And Epstein. And Bill. Weiner too.

    It's not a reflection on Barack Obama that he's tight with racists like Farrakhan. And Rev. Wright.

    It's certainly not newsworthy if somebody wearing a "Yes We Can" shirt or an "I'm With Her" shirt commits a crime.

    But if it is a MAGA hat, well, that's another matter entirely, amirite? If a guy wearing a MAGA hat leaves a bad tip, does a poor job of parking, or smirks, that's newsworthy.

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:



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    • AlexDaGator

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      With all the new blood coming in, it's probably time for us to introduce and re-introduce ourselves and the site.

      About Us:

      Most of us were regularly posting on the Gator Sports Message Board, the GSMB, which was owned and operated by the Gainesville Sun. Ox was a mod. We had a disagreement with management who ignored the technological demands. They shut us down. Ox created this alternative and most of us found our way here.

      This site is not over-moderated. In fact, it's barely moderated (which is the correct amount). Ox draws the line at overly suggestive images because the advertisers object. This is not a safe space for anybody--pumpers, dumpers, Gators, others, men, women, non-binary, right, or left. Have a thick skin and don't take insults personally.

      We want you to have an av.

      We all love the Gators. None of us are happy about the level of play this last decade. This has led to some spirited debate but we ALL love the Gators. While we do have our share of pumpers, we have been labeled as the dumper site. The truth is, we were right about Muschamp, McElwain, and Foley while most other sites were living in an alternate reality. Ultimately, we love the Gators and we want the program to succeed.

      The PF used to be more balanced but we've slowly lost some of our more prolific liberal posters. Invite your liberal friends to join us. We're here to debate. Unlike your situation with your mods on THFSG, we tend to like our liberals and are even protective of them sometimes.

      We have religious posters but rarely get into religious discussions like what you're seeing in the Green Mile thread.

      We don't have as many women as Swamp Gas, but the ones we have are the best.

      Our most popular poster is Cover2, a high school coach. His post-game threads are better than any paid sportswriter's article.

      We have some really, REALLY smart and knowledgeable posters. Unfortunately, the smartest one stopped posting.

      We tend more libertarian than anything else. We've got a bunch that don't "like" Trump the man but think he's doing a pretty good job given the circumstances.

      About Me:

      I was a student during the Spurrier era. Undergrad degree in history, then law school, all at UF. Began as a prosecutor, then did corporate law, now in-house counsel at a not-for-profit. Married with a young son.

      I was more of a Republican in my youth (grew up loving Reagan). I've gotten more and more libertarian as I've aged. I'm passionate about civil rights in general and a First Amendment fanatic in particular.

      I love my God, my family, my country, and my Gators.



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      • lfarmer

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        Andy Andrews was my father. He just passed away on August 3rd, 2019. Here is the obituary. Thanks so much for remembering him.
        Francis Lawrence Andrews passed away on August 3, 2019 at the age of 72. Lovingly known as “Larry” to his family and “Andy” to his military family, he was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and raised in Huntsville, Alabama on the top of Monte Sano Mountain. He was a high school and college drum major, and a graduate of Lee High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florence State University in 1970 as an honor ROTC graduate. An Army Airborne Ranger, he served in both the 82nd and 101st divisions and was stationed at various bases in the United States and abroad. In 1983, he was honorably discharged as a Captain due to injury. He began a civil service career with the Army serving as Ranger Manager at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He is credited with the development and success of the Fort Knox training ranges, including the Zussman Urban Combat Training Facility. A highly decorated veteran, fiercely loyal to his country and friends and family, there was no one better to have in your corner than Larry. In addition to his lifelong devotion to the military, he was an active member of the Sports Car Club of America for many years and was known for his patriotic competition cars. He made Titusville, Florida his retirement home and this is where he married the love of his life, Mona Andrews. They lived happily together until her passing in 2012.

        In addition to his wife Mona, he was preceded in death by his father Charles Andrews, mother Viva Andrews, brother Lon Andrews and sister in law Judy Andrews. He is survived by sister Jeanne Andrews of Titusville, special sister Kim Hensley of Titusville; daughter Lisa Andrews Farmer and son in law Ronald L. Farmer of Gainesville, GA; son Brad Andrews and daughter in law Aimee Andrews of Ontario, Oregon; daughter Heather Oberfoell and son in law Jeff Oberfoell of Albany, Oregon; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

        A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 10:00 at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 2116 Garden Street, Titusville, Florida. North Brevard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made in his honor to the military charity of your choice.
         
        • Bernardo de la Paz

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          • DaveFla

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            I'll tell you... I was and AM no fan of Trump. I would have gladly sat at home on November 2016, and not voted for anyone had that b!tch, Hillary Clinton not been on the ballot. Its a shame that THESE two were the best America could come up with, and I felt Trump was only slightly more trustworthy than Hillary. If either one of these two are to be facing jail time, it'd be Hillary. She's a crook.

            However, the current antics on display by the Democrats is making me anxious to go out and vote for Trump in 2020. They're awful. Such hypocrites.

            And I will bet that I'm not the only one. Hell, I think I'll go out and buy a MAGA hat.
             
            • divits

              divits A Muffin of the Studly Variety
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              I guess you missed the 2016 election. Conservatives won and the Democrats refused to accept it and have been trying ever since to overthrow it.
               
              • Gator515151

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                • Swamp Donkey

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                  He's an "entitled, rich, spoiled little brat whose only call to fame is being his daddy's son

                  Irony is rich.
                   
                  • itsgr82bag8r

                    itsgr82bag8r Political Forum Fire Starter
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                    Keep at it, persistence will eventually pay off.

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                    • Treebeard

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                      • dubster1

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                        I was born on Eglin Air Force base in Florida. I was raised by a single mother who worked 2 jobs to support me and my brother. Mother is a strong willed strict disciplinarian who raised us to respect authority and your elders and we had a steady diet of whuppings. Mother also has very strong views on race and we were constantly reminded and given examples on why white people were evil. At the age of 10 mom got a better job and we moved to North Carolina, At 13 I began to play organized sports but mother made me work mowing lawns, recycling bottles and cans, cleaning gutters washing cars, to help pay for cleats, uniforms, entry fees. At 16 I was driving school buses and working at Mcdonalds on the weekends. I began contributing to the household and thought I would have some say in household matters. but my mother the dictator squashed that real quick. I graduated High School and knew that the classroom wasn't for me. I joined a plumber apprentice program. One day while under a crawl space I came face to face with the biggest black snake I had ever seen it looked like a bicycle inner tube. I freaked out raised my head and gashed it on a support beam. needless to say that was my last day as a plumber apprentice. I joined the military and it changed my life and how I see and judge people. I traveled around the world Germany, Korea and realized what mother taught me was not exactly true. there are great people of all races and you cant judge people based on race. I loved the military because we were all green. I served in desert storm and again the example was we wasn't African Americans, or Asian Americans or American Indians or White Americans we were simply AMERICANS. After the military I returned home and got accepted to the sheriffs academy after graduating the sheriffs academy. I was appointed to the detention center while I waited my appointment to become a road deputy. I met my wife who was working in the deputy clerks office and we had a daughter. I left the sheriffs office and started my career with the dept. of public safety.
                        I would describe myself as an independent i believe in a strong military defense, liberal on social issues, less government, I'm pro choice. conservative with my money(my wife isn't) I have come full circle when it comes to people and realize that biases/predjudices doesn't necessary mean racism. I know what racism looks like and sounds like and if the inner voice tells you its wrong then its wrong you can spin it how you like. but I don't get caught up with that and the stereotypes. I volunteer my time to coach football, and I mentor at risk youths doing my part to give back to the black community. I love military history and I'm and avid bass fisherman and grill master. I am a Christian who believes I am my brothers keeper and quite simply I'm blessed . I will always help you if I can. as my mother has taught me god is always watching and listening. Thru all my travels and all the great people I've met along the way my mother remains the most inspirational figure in my life.
                         
                        • Zambo

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                          Man, I'm so sick of being compared to England or France I can't stand it.

                          America is different than those places and I love it exactly for that reason. Immediately after our war of independence from English rule, we built a Navy and Marine Corps to travel to the other side of the world and fight Muslim pirates that had been ravaging the entire Mediterranean Sea. Even though the trip was months long for us, vice a few days or weeks for the Europeans, WE were the ones who had to nut up and defeat these barbarians. And we have been the ones nutting up to get the job done around the world ever since. And its not because we are like them, its because we are DIFFERENT than them.

                          I love V8 engines and 4x4 trucks and insanely fast motorcycles that can jump over houses. I love turbochargers and afterburners and red meat and bacon and work boots and snowmobiles and high power rifles. I love pocket knives and oil rigs and power tools and pulling out the big dog and hitting from the tips.

                          I love that our national pastime is a violent euphemism for war, where modern day gladiators in body armor destroy each other in a game of power projection and land acquisition, while Europe's pastime is a kids game played in short pants. I love that men hold the door for ladies not because ladies can't open the door but simply because they are men, instead of the modern day reinvention of man into an equivocating, sniveling, pretentious metrosexual.

                          What's amazing to me is that people are so spoiled they don't see the greatness. 10 men have walked on the moon and they were all Americans. We have the best infrastructure, the best military, the best athletes, the best economy, and IMO the best freedoms on the planet, and the last item on the list is a huge reason for the presence of the preceding items. We are allowed to do crazy stuff, push the envelope, and innovate. None of this stuff is done by people who crave safety and ease of life and boundaries.

                          Its a fast paced, competitive society and of course along with the winners there are going to be losers who will use their first amendment right to complain that things are unfair or need to be changed. Mandate this and ban that. Give us all little boxes to operate in. I call those boxes prisons. People need to stop finding solutions by creating laws that restrict the freedom of their fellow man. Stop trying to turn the United States into a "safe space," where everybody gets a participation trophy for carrying out their assigned task according to the minimum standard.
                           
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                          • oxrageous

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                            Let's be serious here: an elected official that openly states (verbally or in writing) that a sitting President should be assassinated should be removed from office. Period.
                             
                            • Jonesie

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                              Um... if I don't do what my boss tells me, he'll get rid of me too. It's called employment.
                               
                              • 78

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                                Ever since I graduated, I've been arguing for stricter admissions standards.
                                 
                                • CaribGator

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                                  Got to love it, the good guys are getting tired of the PC's crowd bullshhit and are hitting back. They want to lose sales playing the political game, they will lose in the end like all the other businesses.

                                  http://gunsgeardaily.wpengine.com/springfield-armory-cuts-dicks-off/

                                  "Springfield Armory is severing ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, in response to their hiring a group for anti-Second Amendment lobbying.

                                  This latest action follows Dick’s Sporting Goods’ decision to remove and destroy all modern sporting rifles (MSR) from their inventory. In addition, they have denied Second Amendment rights to Americans under the age of 21. We at Springfield Armory believe that all law abiding American citizens of adult age are guaranteed this sacred right under our Constitution."

                                  more at the link
                                   
                                  • Detroitgator

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                                      • Blacklabgator

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                                        • AlexDaGator

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                                          The cop clearly wasn’t very bright.

                                          The student was smart enough to get into UNC and yet...too stupid to realize taking something that didn’t belong to her was a crime.

                                          That’s something the dumb cop probably learned in kindergarten, but he’s not woke like her.

                                          She was given every chance to stop. She was warned that there was a cop.

                                          Has she NEVER heard of the First Amendment? This is a massive failure of our educational system. Her rights stop where my rights start.

                                          She is shocked the dumb cop isn’t arresting the people not breaking the law instead of her.

                                          Shocked.

                                          She thinks he’s the thought police there to enforce politically correct dogma and send those evil conservative Nazis to re-education camps. Why would he side with them against a SJW like her?

                                          She has no idea she’s the one acting like a Nazi. Oblivious. Utter lack of self-awareness.

                                          When this represents America’s best and brightest, when this is our future...our teachers have failed. You know she got great grades, killed the SAT and ACT, probably volunteered everywhere, but she doesn’t know the first damn thing about being an American citizen. She’s clueless but absolutely convinced she knows better than that poor dumb cop.

                                          I weep for our future.



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