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hdpetey 02-27-2001 08:38 AM

Re: Don't let the kids frustrate you
 
Nice comments, please realize that MO is primarily for a bunch of kids that like to talk sh*t and stir trouble. You seem a bit mature for this site.

TBones 02-27-2001 09:42 AM

Re: Let
 
I think you're taking the 'authors' in this forum way too seriously. Yes, there have been a bunch of inflammatory remarks, or more accurately, "flame bait." That's all they are there for, and the only way to deal with it appropriately is to ignore it completely.



When people can hide behind a keyboard and anonymity, they'll say all sorts of crap that they would never dream of saying in the 'real world,' and certainly never to anyone's face. I hope you're not forming your opinions about society based largely on what you see in these forums, because I don't think they accurately reflect society at all.



Why would anyone write inflammatory things about someone who had recently died other than to get a big rise? They wouldn't. Their comments have little to do with Dale Ernhardt. This is the same thing as insulting someone's mother when you've never even met her-- it is intended to piss somebody off and get them to react.



Best we can all do is give these guys their due, which is absolutely nothing.



-Tom

TBones 02-27-2001 09:55 AM

Re: Supercross Racers pay Tribute to Earnhardt
 
He was a great, sometimes controversial NASCAR stock car racing champion who recently died during a race of some note.



We're paying tribute because a brother in motorsports went down, and because motorcyclists are a classy bunch.



-Tom (playing along)

Zionist 02-27-2001 10:35 AM

Re: Supercross Racers pay Tribute to Earnhardt
 
It just seems kinda of strange that when Greg Moore died ESPN dedicated an RPM Tonite show on him and then immediately after that aired a Thrills Spills and Crash show. What an insult. When Jamie Bowman died did you read any thing about it? Nope. Did the fact that these guys weren't champions yet make them any less worthy of post mortem honor? Heck no. Am I guilty of being a flame baiter. Yep. Do I misspell words. Okayshunlee. Lusk ain't an inbred hillbilly. You guys take crap way too seriously. MO rocks!

Putter 02-27-2001 10:35 AM

Re: Supercross Racers pay Tribute to Earnhardt
 
"On 18 February 2001, while racing for fame and fortune, Dale Earnhardt died in the last lap of the Daytona 500. It was surely a tragedy for his family, friends and fans. He was 49 years old with grown children, one, which was in the race. I am new to the NASCAR culture so much of what I know has come from the newspaper and TV. He was a winner and earned everything he had. This included more than '$41 million in winnings and ten times that from endorsements and souvenir sales.' He had a beautiful home and a private jet. He drove the most sophisticated cars allowed and every part was inspected and replaced as soon as there was any evidence of wear. This is normally fully funded by the car and team sponsors. Today, there is no TV station that does not constantly remind us of his tragic end and the radio already has a song of tribute to this winning driver. Nothing should be taken away from this man, he was a professional and the best in his profession. He was in a very d!

angerous business but the rewards were great.



"Two weeks ago seven U.S. Army soldiers died in a training accident when two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters collided during night maneuvers in Hawaii. The soldiers were all in their twenties, pilots, crew chiefs and infantrymen. Most of them lived in sub-standard housing. If you add their actual duty hours (in the field, deployed) they probably earn something close to minimum wage. The aircraft they were in were between 15 and 20 years old. Many times parts were not available to keep them in good shape due to funding. They were involved in the extremely dangerous business of flying in the Kuhuku mountains at night. It only gets worse when the weather moves in as it did that night. Most times no one is there with a yellow or red flag to slow things down when it gets critical. Their children where mostly toddlers who will lose all memory of who 'Daddy' was as they grow up. They died training to defend our freedom.



"I take nothing away from Dale Earnhardt but ask you to perform this simple test. Ask any of your friends if they know who was the NASCAR driver killed on 18 February 2001. Then ask them if they can name one of the seven soldiers who died in Hawaii two weeks ago.



"18 February 2001, Dale Earnhardt died driving for fame and glory at the Daytona 500. The nation mourns. Seven soldiers died training to protect our freedom. No one can remember their names and most don't even remember the incident."


Putter 02-27-2001 10:36 AM

Re: Supercross Racers pay Tribute to Earnhardt
 
"On 18 February 2001, while racing for fame and fortune, Dale Earnhardt died in the last lap of the Daytona 500. It was surely a tragedy for his family, friends and fans. He was 49 years old with grown children, one, which was in the race. I am new to the NASCAR culture so much of what I know has come from the newspaper and TV. He was a winner and earned everything he had. This included more than '$41 million in winnings and ten times that from endorsements and souvenir sales.' He had a beautiful home and a private jet. He drove the most sophisticated cars allowed and every part was inspected and replaced as soon as there was any evidence of wear. This is normally fully funded by the car and team sponsors. Today, there is no TV station that does not constantly remind us of his tragic end and the radio already has a song of tribute to this winning driver. Nothing should be taken away from this man, he was a professional and the best in his profession. He was in a very d!

angerous business but the rewards were great.



"Two weeks ago seven U.S. Army soldiers died in a training accident when two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters collided during night maneuvers in Hawaii. The soldiers were all in their twenties, pilots, crew chiefs and infantrymen. Most of them lived in sub-standard housing. If you add their actual duty hours (in the field, deployed) they probably earn something close to minimum wage. The aircraft they were in were between 15 and 20 years old. Many times parts were not available to keep them in good shape due to funding. They were involved in the extremely dangerous business of flying in the Kuhuku mountains at night. It only gets worse when the weather moves in as it did that night. Most times no one is there with a yellow or red flag to slow things down when it gets critical. Their children where mostly toddlers who will lose all memory of who 'Daddy' was as they grow up. They died training to defend our freedom.



"I take nothing away from Dale Earnhardt but ask you to perform this simple test. Ask any of your friends if they know who was the NASCAR driver killed on 18 February 2001. Then ask them if they can name one of the seven soldiers who died in Hawaii two weeks ago.



"18 February 2001, Dale Earnhardt died driving for fame and glory at the Daytona 500. The nation mourns. Seven soldiers died training to protect our freedom. No one can remember their names and most don't even remember the incident."


Abe_Froman 02-27-2001 12:22 PM

The real problem
 
You're right, those that would denigrate Earnhardt and his fans on this message board do it simply to get a rise out of the more mature in our group, as well as to reinforce their mental image of NASCAR folks as "inbred hillbillies."



The real chilling problem, however, is that what greatoldbikes said was right when applied to those in power. Scrutinize the dialouge spewing from the mouths of Terry McCauliffe (head of DNC), Ted Kennedy, Gloria Steinem, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Richard Gephardt, Tom Daschle, and countless others and you can see the real inflammatory remarks. These kinds of people have reduced our national debate to the hurling of accusations such as "uncompassionate", "racist", "intolerant", "reckless", and have sucessfully conviced a large portion of the population that reducing taxes will "cost" us too much money.



I think greatoldbikes' point was that these types of infantile, disrespectful remarks are not limited to on this website, but also pervade forums of much higher consequence, such as the United States Senate.

Abe_Froman 02-27-2001 12:25 PM

Holy crap, better pay more attention to my typing....
 
Sorry for the numerous errors!! Clearly unacceptable for an experienced poster such as myself!

FlyingDutchman 02-28-2001 07:32 AM

Re: Supercross Racers pay Tribute to Earnhardt
 
And this conludes the lesson for today......




ford121 02-28-2001 11:54 AM

Re: Well, gee, thanks for clearing that up.
 
I apologize to abe(Lincoln) and to the rest of the motorcycle fans in the world for my distastful joke I told on 2/27/01. I'm sure Dale E. was a better person than driver!


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