[QUOTE]Originally posted by PhantomChaos
[B]Let me take a look at this thread again.......
Yes, it kind of makes me feel poor when somebody has to say……..“hey, who is _________ (in this case; white-male-republican) like me”. In this case, it comes off as racist to me. It is further accentuated when it is combined with references to “race”, “political orientation” and “sexual” orientation. This kind of post is even further out of place on a “boating” website!
Like TooOld, I don’t think of myself as being too Politically Correct (PC), and TinkerBoater am not looking for a “slant” to this, it just popped out at me. Allen4, you’re right, I don’t like the thread for the reasons I’ve implied here………besides, if we asked “who here is Asian” we know for sure who one of them would be.
I can laugh at myself all the time (see Avatar). Regarding the weekend……the weather will be here, but I have a feeling that I will not have the time to boat. L
Nort........Good response, but we disagree. I guess we just look at it differently, but I donot find there to be anything racist about any of this. To say publically that I am "1, 2, 3 and 4" does nothing to suggest anyone is a racist, by any form of imagination in my opinion. To me it just screams PC and telling somebody else what they can and cannot say about themselves. That comes accross as pretty dangerous to me, infact, down right appalling. As far as placement in this site, I guess that is up to each person to decide. We ask questions about jobs, size of boats, incomes, where we live, where we boat, political affiliation, marital status, family info.....etc.....but as soon as skin
color comes up people are immediately labeled as a racist....it makes no sense to me.
Having said that, I appreciate your view on this. I certainly recognize your humor, your pics are hilarious, certianly youare one of the funnier folks on OSO. That thread about you being short (see avatar again) was a riot. You were a good sport about it. Thanks for the reply cheif, enjoy the waves......
Okay....I'll shutup now.....like I say....Just damn gald to be here.. Later everyone.