Apology

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    Apology

    Hey all,

    I wanted to apologize for the "Beautiful Women" and
    "Women Driver" threads. I feel bad about them and
    it was a poor joke on my part.

    Sorry guys I'll try to keep my posts more in line.

    Just for the record I love all women

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    Good rule of thumb: post as if what you write is going to be on the front page of the Sunday newspaper and attributed to you, and your mother's going to be the first to read it.

    Note that DC.com truly isn't like many of the other forums out there, which can (and frequently do) devolve into backbiting cesspools of hormonal displays from the male end of the species. It's a good thing that DC is a cut above, in that respect.
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    It takes a big man to make amends for his shortcomings. I'm sure that the members of this forum will forgive you. Lesson learned, so keep comin' around and posting!!! Men and women of your caliber are always welcome here at DC!!
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    Maybe I'm missing something here but I didn't see anything so bad about the posts.

    The women drivers thread was funny!!

    OK. I admit it. I laugh at women! I also laugh at men! I laugh at liberals and conservatives, religious people and atheists.

    Most of all, I LAUGH AT MYSELF.

    ErikGr7 - if your purpose was to humilitate women, then yes you should apologize. If you just saw the humor in the post and wanted to share a laugh with people, no apology needed.

    We all need to relax and not take ourselves so seriously.

    I also laugh at "fat" jokes. There are some really funny ones out there. By the way, I am in the process of trying to drop 100 lbs or more.

    Just call me politically incorrect and very proud of it!!!
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    As you say, intent is what matters. But intent is the hardest to judge.

    I didn't take offense at the "women drivers" thread, but I didn't find them all that funny, either.

    I've had too many people say things that were insulting, then claim "ah, what's wrong with you? I was just joking!" as they cackle, roll their eyes, make another beer belch, and jab their buddies in the ribs at the ridiculousness of women.

    "Lightening up" is a good thing. It's also difficult sometimes.
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    I agree with PaulG..I thought it was funny..ever noticed on most videos of stupud stunts that you never see women doing them? same thing..guys do stupid things and women cant drive..it's a ballanced world after all.
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    I thought the women driver one was funny.
    Although I too have seen men just as bad.
    What I want to know is where is the beautiful women post?
    I can't find it.
    Did the status get upgraded to DOA?
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    I've had posts deleted that I found to be funny but weren't politically correct,But I agreed to abide by the rules here so when a moderator thinks it's out of line then that's how the call goes,if it wasn't that way there would be people posting really improper content and character bashing,type of stuff you find on other threads.Here and Texaschlforum.com have a family oriented forum,they have a 10 yr old daughter rule,if it ain't appropriate for a 10 yr old don't post it
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    Yeah, Erik, welcome to my world. Got my hand justly slapped a year or so ago on an off color thread. Not saying that was true for you but I like that this forum has better manners than most. I am far from the Righteous Dude but I am amazed at the number of forwarded emails I'm getting about our president that are supposed to be funny but have a clearly racist thread running through them. And, no, I'm not a pc nut.
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    Personally I believe people need to be able to laugh at themselves. Its a trait that I look for an admire in those that have it. We have gone overboard on this PC stuff.

    Is it the jokes or the loss of the ability to realize that its a joke thats the problem? Its a harmless joke folks!
    I'm glad that I grew up in a time when Don Rickles was considered funny. I'm afraid nowdays his jokes would be banned and labeled as hate speach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    Personally I believe people need to be able to laugh at themselves. Its a trait that I look for an admire in those that have it. We have gone overboard on this PC stuff.

    Is it the jokes or the loss of the ability to realize that its a joke thats the problem? Its a harmless joke folks!
    I'm glad that I grew up in a time when Don Rickles was considered funny. I'm afraid nowdays his jokes would be banned and labeled as hate speach.

    Michael
    Absolutely! Don Rickles was a beautiful man! I saw him in a stage show where he was picking on various audience members. One guy in the audience started picking back at him and was actually pretty funny.

    Don laughed until he cried, he looked at the man and said something like, "you really get it, you're beautiful".

    We all need to lighten up and learn to laugh at and with each other.
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    Thanks all for the kind replies.

    I promise to be good from now on. If I say something
    stupid just tell me right away

    I have a strange sense of humor. I was thinking of posting
    one on crazy cat photos. I just am doing some job hunting
    right now, maybe I can post it soon.

    Erik

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