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#93260 Nov 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I agree with the guys on the football thing. I would think it would be similar to the military: Toughen the hell up already.
Whether Martin should toughen up is one question. Whether team management should tell Incognito to do so is another.

Whether financial hazing is okay does not sound like it has anything to do with getting tough but everything to do with tolerating an unrestrained petty tyrant/ 300lb spoiled brat.

Unlike the military there is no code of conduct, no behavior discipline enforced and no separate court system to punish infractions peculiar to this trade guild.

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#93261 Nov 7, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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The whole city is corrupt. Itís the machine.
Too broad a brush there.

I have not heard that Daley profited either directly of indirectly from things he shouldn't have based on his time in office. He was arrogant, highhanded and pushed the fiscal can down the road.

Keeping a lid on the City racially was no small feat, but we are paying for his King Richard II routine

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#93262 Nov 7, 2013
PEllen wrote:
.Whether team management should tell Incognito to do so is another..
Team management is allegedly complicit

Since: Aug 08

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#93263 Nov 7, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Too broad a brush there.
I have not heard that Daley profited either directly of indirectly from things he shouldn't have based on his time in office. He was arrogant, highhanded and pushed the fiscal can down the road.
Keeping a lid on the City racially was no small feat, but we are paying for his King Richard II routine
You have not heard, because folks won't cooperate. For example, William Beavers refused to cooperate with the feds and wear a wire when talking to Daley's brother. He would rather go to jail that rat out anyone.

I think they are all corrupt. Only a few of them get caught, because everyone is in on it and when that is the case no one opens their mouth. It's like the mob ... it would only happen when guys go to jail for the rest of their life, which is not the case with political corruption and white collar crime. Start giving folks serious jail time and you'd hear a lot more ... not going to happen with slaps on the wrist.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#93265 Nov 7, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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You have not heard, because folks won't cooperate. For example, William Beavers refused to cooperate with the feds and wear a wire when talking to Daley's brother. He would rather go to jail that rat out anyone.
I think they are all corrupt. Only a few of them get caught, because everyone is in on it and when that is the case no one opens their mouth. It's like the mob ... it would only happen when guys go to jail for the rest of their life, which is not the case with political corruption and white collar crime. Start giving folks serious jail time and you'd hear a lot more ... not going to happen with slaps on the wrist.
Exactly. It's so, so tight. No one's going to risk being the rat. It's not worth it. Chicago has the reputation for being the worst when it comes to this. When I first started reading the Trib years ago (and I no longer read it), I used to marvel at teh stuff that went on.

Since: Jan 10

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#93266 Nov 7, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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Exactly. It's so, so tight. No one's going to risk being the rat. It's not worth it. Chicago has the reputation for being the worst when it comes to this. When I first started reading the Trib years ago (and I no longer read it), I used to marvel at teh stuff that went on.
It's been entrenched for decades (longer, really), and it runs deep -- all those aldermen...

Mike Royko did entire columns on the word "clout" as it pertained to The Daley Machine.

“Checks and Balances”

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#93267 Nov 7, 2013
Random change of subject - Go Rutgers! Another reason to send your kids there :)

http://m.brobible.com/index.php/college/artic...

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#93268 Nov 7, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
Random change of subject - Go Rutgers! Another reason to send your kids there :)
http://m.brobible.com/index.php/college/artic...
Hey, U of Iowa is #4! Nice job, hawkeyes! Wrap that rascal!

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#93269 Nov 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Hey, U of Iowa is #4! Nice job, hawkeyes! Wrap that rascal!
I sent that to my former co workers including the Mormon who's had daughters go to BYU. BYU was last on the list as MOST likely to catch one. Told them to stay away from them dirty BYU girls. Lol!

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#93270 Nov 7, 2013

“...,to wit”

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#93272 Nov 7, 2013
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9939308/r...

Miami Dolphins:

Helluva a lot more blistering than anything I could have said.
A noted observer

Hoffman Estates, IL

#93273 Nov 7, 2013
PEllen wrote:
http://www.grantland.com/story /_/id/9939308/richie-incognito -jonathan-martin-miami-dolphin s-bullying-scandal
Miami Dolphins:
Helluva a lot more blistering than anything I could have said.
That's a writin' m-effer!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#93274 Nov 7, 2013
Well that could have gone worse!

Find out tonight all my roommates have moved most of their sht out! No wonder I haven't seen them all week! Dumb btch left her dogs here! Ha ha! Now I have the upper hand, btch!

Told her I turned the dogs loose (course I didn't really)

Long story short, the police arrived and helped escort the last of their things outta here. Now I have to change the locks. Again.

Just say something! Then we wouldn't have to do all this nonsense! Whole drama could have been avoided. Stupid kids.

“Checks and Balances”

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#93275 Nov 7, 2013
Thanks to Squishy for finding this one - http://www.businessinsider.com/bears-wide-rec...

“I Am Mine”

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#93276 Nov 7, 2013
PEllen wrote:
http://www.grantland.com/story /_/id/9939308/richie-incognito -jonathan-martin-miami-dolphin s-bullying-scandal
Miami Dolphins:
Helluva a lot more blistering than anything I could have said.
Here you go, P. One you'll like.
http://www.businessinsider.com/bears-wide-rec...

I agree with what they say, up to the point about that's what needs to change. I have no problem with the "man up" mentality. And I mean that right down to the analogy of boys and girls, not just the NFL.

That being said, I still don't know what to think about this whole saga. There's too many twists and turns. Too many people with Incognito's back. Management encouraging him to do what he did(though I'm sure no one told him to leave racist mesages). Too many black players saying he was an "honorary black" and they had no problem with him using the n-word.

I can't judge how they interact with each other by the same standards I judge the rest of us "civilians". They're paid to do a job where hitting each other violently is part of the job description. Dealing with trash talk is part of the job description. Testosterone and adrenaline are overflowing and should be.

Your article, as well as others, have tried to portray the events as a guy being picked on because he had mental issues and trying to compare it to a guy with a broken leg. I disagree with that analogy. I highly doubt he was walking around telling people he'd been diagnosed with depression or whatever it is he's being treated for. He had no observable medical condition that could compare to a broken bone(at least not in any report I have read). From the sounds of it, he simply appeared to have thin skin.

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#93277 Nov 7, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
http://nypost.com/2013/11/07/p sychologist-called-dad-unfit-p arent-for-refusing-son-mcdonal ds-suit/
What a terrible father!
I feel realyl bad for that dad. H e's beating himself up over this and he did NOTHING WRONG. nick doesn't take his kids to McDs, BK, none of that. Not saying you're wrong if you do, but you're sure not wrong if you don't.

“I Am Mine”

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#93278 Nov 7, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I feel realyl bad for that dad. H e's beating himself up over this and he did NOTHING WRONG. nick doesn't take his kids to McDs, BK, none of that. Not saying you're wrong if you do, but you're sure not wrong if you don't.
McDonalds helped me teach my older one to say "please" when he was little. It was just me and him when he was little. 4 hour road trip. Him in the back seat. Then I was like , "Fluck! How am I gonna feed him? I can't just give him his food while I drive. He's gonna make a mess."

So I got him chicken nuggets and fries. Broke he nuggets up into bite sized pieces and kept them on the passenger seat(his car seat behind passenger seat). I drove and handed him nuggets one at a time. Once I got the got to the fries, I got him to say "more please" every time he wanted me to pass him more. After the first 2 times of telling him to say it, boom. More please! Chomp chomp. More please! chomp chomp.

“I Am Mine”

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#93279 Nov 7, 2013
WOOOOOOO!

Stanford doing their part to put Noles in the national championship game and Jameis Winston in the driver's seat for the Heisman!

WOOOOOOOO! GO NERDS! BEAT THAT ASS!

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#93280 Nov 7, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>McDonalds helped me teach my older one to say "please" when he was little. It was just me and him when he was little. 4 hour road trip. Him in the back seat. Then I was like , "Fluck! How am I gonna feed him? I can't just give him his food while I drive. He's gonna make a mess."
So I got him chicken nuggets and fries. Broke he nuggets up into bite sized pieces and kept them on the passenger seat(his car seat behind passenger seat). I drove and handed him nuggets one at a time. Once I got the got to the fries, I got him to say "more please" every time he wanted me to pass him more. After the first 2 times of telling him to say it, boom. More please! Chomp chomp. More please! chomp chomp.
CUTE.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#93281 Nov 7, 2013
Then the cop said "I'm gonna arrest you if you keep texting her and calling her names."

I said "Hey, there's nothing illegal about texting someone OR calling them names!"

Stupid teenagers... and dim-witted cops...

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