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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    "Prophet" wrote:
    The 'back in the day' threads are funny.
    Everyone knows there are good and bad things about every generation.
    As a parent I know that it is a challenge to teach kids about earning things in the era where everyone gets a trophy for participating no matter how much they suck. There are also some hard-working kids that are an asset to society, but, I would have to go with there being more pussies in today's society in the great USA then there was in the past.
    Amen! Many kids are going to get a severe reality check when they go out in the real world....or join PP.O
    They are not only pussies, but a lot more kids are not even remotely disciplined or respectful. When in the past has a third grade teacher had to worry about her students staging a coup?

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    "davike" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    The 'back in the day' threads are funny.
    Everyone knows there are good and bad things about every generation.
    As a parent I know that it is a challenge to teach kids about earning things in the era where everyone gets a trophy for participating no matter how much they suck. There are also some hard-working kids that are an asset to society, but, I would have to go with there being more pussies in today's society in the great USA then there was in the past.
    Amen! Many kids are going to get a severe reality check when they go out in the real world....or join PP.O
    They are not only pussies, but a lot more kids are not even remotely disciplined or respectful. When in the past has a third grade teacher had to worry about her students staging a coup?
    Staging a coup? Hell, I'd think they'd be more worried about getting shot these days.

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    School in 1958, no blacks allowed (actually bitter intergration fights, separate but legal was struck down by then)

    School now, blacks allowed.

    No contest

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    "Prophet" wrote:
    The 'back in the day' threads are funny.
    Everyone knows there are good and bad things about every generation.
    As a parent I know that it is a challenge to teach kids about earning things in the era where everyone gets a trophy for participating no matter how much they suck. There are also some hard-working kids that are an asset to society, but, I would have to go with there being more pussies in today's society in the great USA then there was in the past.
    Good post.

    And you're right, there are a ton of pussies in todays youth.... and not good pussy, male pussy.


    Fortunately for me, my dad is very old-school, so was just about every male authority figure in my life, except for one, but my dad pointed out his femininity to me at a young age and I lost all respect for him.

    Men are supposed to be men, we're supposed to fight, and be aggressive. Not be little girls, like mothers raise their sons to be nowadays. When I was growing up through elementary school, and middle school, I got into fights a lot. Whether there was a dispute that needed to be settled, or if someone was just giving me shit, and I didn't like it, I hit them, and if they hit back, it was on. But today, little kids are taught not to fight, not to defend themselves, just to tell a teacher, or talk it out. Well you know what? Sometimes teacher doesn't know best, sometimes you just have to man up and throw a fucking punch.


    That's why whenever I see a little boy crying, I tell him "SUCK IT UP BITCH! ARE YOU A GIRL? I DON'T THINK SO!"

    or if I see two little boys arguing, I step in and say "You know guys, this really would be easier if you would just fight"


    Some mothers get very upset about me stepping in and parenting their children, so I just flash them my "WWCD?" t-shirt(which I wear as an undershirt every day, and if they back down, they don't get punched out.



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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    "Mr" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    The 'back in the day' threads are funny.
    Everyone knows there are good and bad things about every generation.
    As a parent I know that it is a challenge to teach kids about earning things in the era where everyone gets a trophy for participating no matter how much they suck. There are also some hard-working kids that are an asset to society, but, I would have to go with there being more pussies in today's society in the great USA then there was in the past.
    Good post.

    And you're right, there are a ton of pussies in todays youth.... and not good "meow", male "meow".


    Fortunately for me, my dad is very old-school, so was just about every male authority figure in my life, except for one, but my dad pointed out his femininity to me at a young age and I lost all respect for him.

    Men are supposed to be men, we're supposed to fight, and be aggressive. Not be little girls, like mothers raise their sons to be nowadays. When I was growing up through elementary school, and middle school, I got into fights a lot. Whether there was a dispute that needed to be settled, or if someone was just giving me pooh, and I didn't like it, I hit them, and if they hit back, it was on. But today, little kids are taught not to fight, not to defend themselves, just to tell a teacher, or talk it out. Well you know what? Sometimes teacher doesn't know best, sometimes you just have to man up and throw a fricken punch.


    That's why whenever I see a little boy crying, I tell him "SUCK IT UP beeyatch! ARE YOU A GIRL? I DON'T THINK SO!"

    or if I see two little boys arguing, I step in and say "You know guys, this really would be easier if you would just fight"


    Some mothers get very upset about me stepping in and parenting their children, so I just flash them my "WWCD?" t-shirt(which I wear as an undershirt every day, and if they back down, they don't get punched out.


    LOL.
    I once told a kid (son of a friend of mine) who got picked on in school all the time, go find the biggest kid that is bothering you and hit him square in the nose.

    I told him he might get his ass beat and that he would have to do it again, but I gauranteed him that he wouldn't have to do it twice.

    It worked, but I sure got hell from the boys mom for giving him that advice.
    ;D

    Wildman has been told from the day he could understand.....

    "Don't start a fight, but never walk away from one".

    Label me old school.
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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    LOL.
    I once told a kid (son of a friend of mine) who got picked on in school all the time, go find the biggest kid that is bothering you and hit him square in the nose.

    I told him he might get his ass beat and that he would have to do it again, but I gauranteed him that he wouldn't have to do it twice.

    It worked, but I sure got hell from the boys mom for giving him that advice.
    ;D

    Wildman has been told from the day he could understand.....

    "Don't start a fight, but never walk away from one".

    Label me old school.
    Evryone considered him the coward of the county.
    Hed never stood one single time to prove the county wrong.
    His mama named him tommy, the folks just called him yellow,
    But something always told me they were reading tommy wrong.

    He was only ten years old when his daddy died in prison.
    I looked after tommy cause he was my brothers son.
    I still recall the final words my brother said to tommy:
    Son, my life is over, but yours is just begun.

    Promise me, son, not to do the things Ive done.
    Walk away from trouble if you can.
    It wont mean youre weak if you turn the other cheek.
    I hope youre old enough to understand:
    Son, you dont have to fight to be a man.

    Theres someone for evryone and tommys love was becky.
    In her arms he didnt have to prove he was a man.
    One day while he was workin the gatlin boys came callin.
    They took turns at becky.... there was three of them!

    Tommy opened up the door and saw his becky cryin.
    The torn dress, the shattered look was more than he could stand.
    He reached above the fireplace and took down his daddys picture.
    As his tears fell on his daddys face, he heard these words again:

    Promise me, son, not to do the things Ive done.
    Walk away from trouble if you can.
    It wont mean youre weak if you turn the other cheek.
    I hope youre old enough to understand:
    Son, you dont have to fight to be a man.

    The gatlin boys just laughed at him when he walked into the barroom.
    One of them got up and met him halfway cross the floor.
    When tommy turned around they said, hey look! ol yellows leavin.
    But you coulda heard a pin drop when tommy stopped and blocked the door.

    Twenty years of crawlin was bottled up inside him.
    He wasnt holdin nothin back; he let em have it all.
    When tommy left the barroom not a gatlin boy was standin.
    He said, this ones for becky, as he watched the last one fall.
    And I heard him say,

    I promised you, dad, not to do the things you done.
    I walk away from trouble when I can.
    Now please dont think Im weak, I didnt turn the other cheek,
    And papa, I sure hope you understand:
    Sometimes you gotta fight when youre a man.

    Evryone considered him the coward of the county.

    http://www.lyricsfreak.com/k/kenny+rogers/coward+of+the+county_20077861.html

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    "singersp" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    LOL.
    I once told a kid (son of a friend of mine) who got picked on in school all the time, go find the biggest kid that is bothering you and hit him square in the nose.

    I told him he might get his jiggly butt beat and that he would have to do it again, but I gauranteed him that he wouldn't have to do it twice.

    It worked, but I sure got hell from the boys mom for giving him that advice.

    ;D

    Wildman has been told from the day he could understand.....

    "Don't start a fight, but never walk away from one".

    Label me old school.
    Evryone considered him the coward of the county.
    Hed never stood one single time to prove the county wrong.
    His mama named him tommy, the folks just called him yellow,
    But something always told me they were reading tommy wrong.

    He was only ten years old when his daddy died in prison.
    I looked after tommy cause he was my brothers son.
    I still recall the final words my brother said to tommy:
    Son, my life is over, but yours is just begun.

    Promise me, son, not to do the things Ive done.
    Walk away from trouble if you can.
    It wont mean youre weak if you turn the other cheek.
    I hope youre old enough to understand:
    Son, you dont have to fight to be a man.

    Theres someone for evryone and tommys love was becky.
    In her arms he didnt have to prove he was a man.
    One day while he was workin the gatlin boys came callin.
    They took turns at becky.... there was three of them!

    Tommy opened up the door and saw his becky cryin.
    The torn dress, the shattered look was more than he could stand.
    He reached above the fireplace and took down his daddys picture.
    As his tears fell on his daddys face, he heard these words again:

    Promise me, son, not to do the things Ive done.
    Walk away from trouble if you can.
    It wont mean youre weak if you turn the other cheek.
    I hope youre old enough to understand:
    Son, you dont have to fight to be a man.

    The gatlin boys just laughed at him when he walked into the barroom.
    One of them got up and met him halfway cross the floor.
    When tommy turned around they said, hey look! ol yellows leavin.
    But you coulda heard a pin drop when tommy stopped and blocked the door.

    Twenty years of crawlin was bottled up inside him.
    He wasnt holdin nothin back; he let em have it all.
    When tommy left the barroom not a gatlin boy was standin.
    He said, this ones for becky, as he watched the last one fall.
    And I heard him say,

    I promised you, dad, not to do the things you done.
    I walk away from trouble when I can.
    Now please dont think Im weak, I didnt turn the other cheek,
    And papa, I sure hope you understand:
    Sometimes you gotta fight when youre a man.

    Evryone considered him the coward of the county.

    http://www.lyricsfreak.com/k/kenny+rogers/coward+of+the+county_20077861.html
    Didn't they make that into some sort of bleeding heart movie or something?
    Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/josdin00/Vikings/Marrdro_sig.jpg

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    LOL.
    I once told a kid (son of a friend of mine) who got picked on in school all the time, go find the biggest kid that is bothering you and hit him square in the nose.

    I told him he might get his jiggly butt beat and that he would have to do it again, but I gauranteed him that he wouldn't have to do it twice.

    It worked, but I sure got hell from the boys mom for giving him that advice.
    ;D

    Wildman has been told from the day he could understand.....

    "Don't start a fight, but never walk away from one".

    Label me old school.
    Evryone considered him the coward of the county.
    Hed never stood one single time to prove the county wrong.
    His mama named him tommy, the folks just called him yellow,
    But something always told me they were reading tommy wrong.

    He was only ten years old when his daddy died in prison.
    I looked after tommy cause he was my brothers son.
    I still recall the final words my brother said to tommy:
    Son, my life is over, but yours is just begun.

    Promise me, son, not to do the things Ive done.
    Walk away from trouble if you can.
    It wont mean youre weak if you turn the other cheek.
    I hope youre old enough to understand:
    Son, you dont have to fight to be a man.

    Theres someone for evryone and tommys love was becky.
    In her arms he didnt have to prove he was a man.
    One day while he was workin the gatlin boys came callin.
    They took turns at becky.... there was three of them!

    Tommy opened up the door and saw his becky cryin.
    The torn dress, the shattered look was more than he could stand.
    He reached above the fireplace and took down his daddys picture.
    As his tears fell on his daddys face, he heard these words again:

    Promise me, son, not to do the things Ive done.
    Walk away from trouble if you can.
    It wont mean youre weak if you turn the other cheek.
    I hope youre old enough to understand:
    Son, you dont have to fight to be a man.

    The gatlin boys just laughed at him when he walked into the barroom.
    One of them got up and met him halfway cross the floor.
    When tommy turned around they said, hey look! ol yellows leavin.
    But you coulda heard a pin drop when tommy stopped and blocked the door.

    Twenty years of crawlin was bottled up inside him.
    He wasnt holdin nothin back; he let em have it all.
    When tommy left the barroom not a gatlin boy was standin.
    He said, this ones for becky, as he watched the last one fall.
    And I heard him say,

    I promised you, dad, not to do the things you done.
    I walk away from trouble when I can.
    Now please dont think Im weak, I didnt turn the other cheek,
    And papa, I sure hope you understand:
    Sometimes you gotta fight when youre a man.

    Evryone considered him the coward of the county.

    http://www.lyricsfreak.com/k/kenny+rogers/coward+of+the+county_20077861.html
    Didn't they make that into some sort of bleeding heart movie or something?
    I think they made every Kenny Rogers hit song into a movie, didn't they?
    :P

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    "Mr" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    The 'back in the day' threads are funny.
    Everyone knows there are good and bad things about every generation.
    As a parent I know that it is a challenge to teach kids about earning things in the era where everyone gets a trophy for participating no matter how much they suck. There are also some hard-working kids that are an asset to society, but, I would have to go with there being more pussies in today's society in the great USA then there was in the past.
    Good post.

    And you're right, there are a ton of pussies in todays youth.... and not good "meow", male "meow".


    Fortunately for me, my dad is very old-school, so was just about every male authority figure in my life, except for one, but my dad pointed out his femininity to me at a young age and I lost all respect for him.

    Men are supposed to be men, we're supposed to fight, and be aggressive. Not be little girls, like mothers raise their sons to be nowadays. When I was growing up through elementary school, and middle school, I got into fights a lot. Whether there was a dispute that needed to be settled, or if someone was just giving me pooh, and I didn't like it, I hit them, and if they hit back, it was on. But today, little kids are taught not to fight, not to defend themselves, just to tell a teacher, or talk it out. Well you know what? Sometimes teacher doesn't know best, sometimes you just have to man up and throw a fricken punch.


    That's why whenever I see a little boy crying, I tell him "SUCK IT UP beeyatch! ARE YOU A GIRL? I DON'T THINK SO!"

    or if I see two little boys arguing, I step in and say "You know guys, this really would be easier if you would just fight"


    Some mothers get very upset about me stepping in and parenting their children, so I just flash them my "WWCD?" t-shirt(which I wear as an undershirt every day, and if they back down, they don't get punched out.


    LOL HELLL YEAH!! Chalk up another great post by Anderson!

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    "singersp" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    LOL.
    I once told a kid (son of a friend of mine) who got picked on in school all the time, go find the biggest kid that is bothering you and hit him square in the nose.

    I told him he might get his jiggly butt beat and that he would have to do it again, but I gauranteed him that he wouldn't have to do it twice.

    It worked, but I sure got hell from the boys mom for giving him that advice.

    ;D

    Wildman has been told from the day he could understand.....

    "Don't start a fight, but never walk away from one".

    Label me old school.
    Evryone considered him the coward of the county.
    Hed never stood one single time to prove the county wrong.
    His mama named him tommy, the folks just called him yellow,
    But something always told me they were reading tommy wrong.

    He was only ten years old when his daddy died in prison.
    I looked after tommy cause he was my brothers son.
    I still recall the final words my brother said to tommy:
    Son, my life is over, but yours is just begun.

    Promise me, son, not to do the things Ive done.
    Walk away from trouble if you can.
    It wont mean youre weak if you turn the other cheek.
    I hope youre old enough to understand:
    Son, you dont have to fight to be a man.

    Theres someone for evryone and tommys love was becky.
    In her arms he didnt have to prove he was a man.
    One day while he was workin the gatlin boys came callin.
    They took turns at becky.... there was three of them!

    Tommy opened up the door and saw his becky cryin.
    The torn dress, the shattered look was more than he could stand.
    He reached above the fireplace and took down his daddys picture.
    As his tears fell on his daddys face, he heard these words again:

    Promise me, son, not to do the things Ive done.
    Walk away from trouble if you can.
    It wont mean youre weak if you turn the other cheek.
    I hope youre old enough to understand:
    Son, you dont have to fight to be a man.

    The gatlin boys just laughed at him when he walked into the barroom.
    One of them got up and met him halfway cross the floor.
    When tommy turned around they said, hey look! ol yellows leavin.
    But you coulda heard a pin drop when tommy stopped and blocked the door.

    Twenty years of crawlin was bottled up inside him.
    He wasnt holdin nothin back; he let em have it all.
    When tommy left the barroom not a gatlin boy was standin.
    He said, this ones for becky, as he watched the last one fall.
    And I heard him say,

    I promised you, dad, not to do the things you done.
    I walk away from trouble when I can.
    Now please dont think Im weak, I didnt turn the other cheek,
    And papa, I sure hope you understand:
    Sometimes you gotta fight when youre a man.

    Evryone considered him the coward of the county.

    http://www.lyricsfreak.com/k/kenny+rogers/coward+of+the+county_20077861.html
    Didn't they make that into some sort of bleeding heart movie or something?
    I think they made every Kenny Rogers hit song into a movie, didn't they?
    :P
    "Coward of the County": The movie
    The song inspired a 1981 television movie of the same name, set in Georgia during World War II. The film starred: Rogers himself as Reverend Matt Spencer (the narrator); Frederick Lehne as his troubled nephew Tommy Spencer; and Largo Woodruff as Becky. The movie added several characters never mentioned in the song, including: Car-Wash (Noble Willingham); Violet (Ann-Alicia); and Lem Gatlin, father of the "Gatlin Boys" (brothers Jimmy, Paul and Luke).

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