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Short takes for Sept. 13

September 13, 2013

9/11 promotion backfires THUMBS DOWN: At least the golf course owner in Wisconsin knew enough to apologize after his 9/11 ad ruffled feathers....

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commonman

Sep-18-13 7:20 PM

Nobody wants to touch the Memorial Day, Labor Day issue. They have gotten to be a 3 day drunk fest for so many. It's sad to see and I'mafraid almost any other commemorative day will turn into the same.

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farmkid

Sep-18-13 1:15 PM

At last, a post of yours that makes sense, although it still has nothing to do with your earlier posts.

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rangeral

Sep-18-13 11:00 AM

I don't even know your mother.

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farmkid

Sep-18-13 5:30 AM

Very good, al. Mom would be so proud.

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rangeral

Sep-17-13 7:44 PM

Nope - you dope.

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farmkid

Sep-17-13 6:54 PM

Oh, there you go. When you've got absolutely nothing (logic, defense, common sense, etc.) simply change the subject and resort back to your worn out tirade against the government. Maybe one and done for you this time?

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rangeral

Sep-17-13 5:28 PM

I would think the same thing about that as you bringing it up. Nothing like making things up to make your point.

farmkid - are really that dense?

By the way - did you hear the DC mayor blame the Naval Yard shootings on the sequester? Along with Chicago isn't DC the one with the strictest gun controls? Why did the mayor allow this to happen?

And who made up the rules that you can't protect a military installation with serious guns for the guards?

And how about all the calls to ban AR 15s when the kid used a shotgun and the two pistols that he took from the guards that he shot?

And where is Diane Finestein's proposal to keep guns out of the hands of people with mental health issues?

Now I'm waiting for Obama to claim this kid looked just like him.

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monkeyman5

Sep-17-13 4:43 PM

Al - What would you think of a sporting goods store having a discount on fish hooks each year on Dec. 14th and calling it the Sandy Hook discount? Not much different than a golf course profiting from a 9/11 discount....

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farmkid

Sep-17-13 4:18 PM

Are you God? You do realize that you're not here to judge others right?

I attend Memorial Day services, Veteran's Day services, and participated in the moments of silence that was customary in the first few observances of 9/11. I believe this day is being referred to as Patriot Day currently so the moments of silence aren't organized anymore.

I did not, and would not, participate in any business offering a promo that is connected to a day of tragedy. It isn't offensive, but it is tasteless, and you are still going in circles from your first post. Care to explain that???

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rangeral

Sep-17-13 3:57 PM

I didn't say to shut anything down, and I have no problem with special offers from businesses on days special to us.

Lots of Memorial Day sales on flowers and grave decorations as well as the usual holiday sales from retailers.

farmkid - do you attend the ceremonies on Memorial Day, 9/11, etc.?

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commonman

Sep-17-13 2:35 PM

*Disagree with his methods*

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commonman

Sep-17-13 2:33 PM

Aside from Al's personality deficit, I can see his side, but disagree with his point. We can't, and shouldn't, shut down everything to "commemorate" a tragedy or significant date. How about we do that through our everyday living rather than have a day that eventually turns into what Memorial Day and Labor Day have turned into? An extra day off, which so many people use to drink or camp rather than care about what that day means to our country. Everytime I look at a clock that says 9:11, it makes me think. Probably most others too, so I don't think this guy's golf special is unreasonable.

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farmkid

Sep-17-13 10:40 AM

There has to be more to you than this al. This isn't an impressive arguement in the least. There has to be something to explain why you're here with the rest of us.

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farmkid

Sep-17-13 10:38 AM

Does it matter either way? This new path (schizophrenia) you've taken is certainly far from:

"The golf course in Wisconsin has been doing this for years and it has been well received by the golfing community. So this year some folks from out of town make it a internet clown fest and try to destroy the reputation of a great golf course owner."

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rangeral

Sep-17-13 10:27 AM

You don't have a clue what those dates stand for.

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farmkid

Sep-17-13 7:50 AM

You're missing MUCH more than that (and I don't mean dates), and now you're going against your first post.

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rangeral

Sep-16-13 7:10 PM

You missed Jul 8, August 8, August 16 and March 8.

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farmkid

Sep-16-13 4:12 PM

My post marks days of tragedy. Days that should not be observed inappropriately. Your post has nothing to do with anything, which is normal, but at least you kept it short.

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rangeral

Sep-16-13 3:41 PM

You used two big words together - "little" and "common sense", when combined show where you are coming from.

VE and VJ Days were the ending days of WWII in case you didn't know.

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farmkid

Sep-16-13 2:09 PM

The line is drawn when it's a tragic day that's being used. No one runs a promotion on August 6th, August 9th, December 7, nor should they on September 11.

The calendar events you listed are observed out of respect for those who served, not a particular day.

D-day isn't observed for those who were lost, but the start of action to put an end to evil. It's a little thing we like to call common sense.

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rangeral

Sep-15-13 5:02 PM

And the disabled?

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rangeral

Sep-15-13 5:02 PM

hartman - you are not a vet - so do you still take advantage of special deals and pricing offered on special days? 4th of July, for example? Or do you tell retailers or restaurants to charge you full price because you do not believe in deals on 9/11, 4th of July, etc.?

And what about seniors?

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hartman75

Sep-15-13 11:12 AM

Faulty logic is to compare discounts offered to Veterans to businesses using specific images related to tragic events.

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commonman

Sep-14-13 8:43 PM

Not saying people are dumb or idiotic might actually help you sound more intelligent al. At least it might help your position to come across as a semi-educated person.

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rangeral

Sep-13-13 7:27 PM

hartman - for many years there have been restaurants and other businesses that offer free stuff or discounts to vets, seniors and others on days of significance - where do you classify D-Day, V-Day or for that matter the Civil War and the Revolutionary War?

Your logic is faulty.

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