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Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. BlueMouse

    BlueMouse Voted DSP's favorite moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    Pete Carroll makes me think of this, one of the best scenes ever in The League.

     
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    OK, Blue. Take it as you like. I hate on what is loathsome and love on what is lovable. I've made it pretty clear that I adore my wife, my kids, my career in the classroom, my Church, God, and my friends in here who are fellow Dodger fans.

    I hate what the Dodgers have done to my heart, what MLB has done to the game, what your Democrats have done to my nation, what race baiting and identity politics have done to the fiber of our country ... and I hate terrorists. I hate Nazis, communists, Islamic jihadists, abusive, murderous cops, and riotous, masked cowards who rip & tear cities apart and make my daughters have nightmares.

    But yeah ... it's my fucking fault because you think I hate everything. Did you think Elie Wiesel was an asshole because he wanted Nazis caught and executed, and God put on trial for allowing the Holocaust to happen? When MLK raged at white liberals in his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," do you go out and make a BLM sign and tell him to "fuck his Uncle Tom ass posthumously?"

    Judge me all you like. I still regard you as intelligent, albeit a colossally misguided soul. If the race wars come to pass as Charlie Manson and Antifa pray they do, your pasty ass is gonna be targeted same as me. You can hold up your poster and say "DON'T SHOOT!" I'll be shooting back over here, holding out as long as I can.

    Or maybe that'll never happen. Maybe this is all horseshit. I sure hope so. But then ... my carte blanche hate tells me never to hope, right?
     
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    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    The reason I think Pop and Kerr types are acting in their own self interest is because their statements serve no other purpose.
     
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    Bluezoo DSP Legend

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    "Be careful when fighting the monsters, you don't become one yourself "
    _---------- Nietzsche
     
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  5. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    As it should be.
    Teachers are special.
    Essential workers are our Levites.
    You should be held to the utmost standard.
    Your job is to mold young people's minds.
    How sacred is that?
     
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    For some reason, I like this rant. But yeah, I will agree to disagree.
     
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    While I get the gist of your meaning, it is unrealistic. People fuck up often, and while I have never been fired from a teaching job, good teachers HAVE been fired. Two in particular were left of center and we argued often - but both were solid educators. They were dismissed because they sent the wrong email and it was twisted out of context. That can happen to anyone and they should NOT have been dismissed for it.

    Anyway, Rube ... you've been a great many things, but I do not believe you've ever been a classroom teacher, no? So, pardon me playing the "you had to be there" card, but you have to have been to go Full Levite, Full Pedagogy on this topic...
     
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    Those minds should be molded at home by parents, with teachers doing the fine tuning. This is from a parent and the husband of an elementary school teacher for over 30 yrs.

    I know it's very simplistic, but many of today's problems could have been solved by proper parenting.

    We're currently in a cycle of dumb fucks raising multiple dumb fucks.
     
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  9. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    Northview Middle School in Duarte, 20 years ago. From aget 18 to 22 during the blood/crip war.
    My job was to work with the at risk children and their families, teachers, parole officers, etc...
    I worked for the counselor who disappeared one day. There was rumors that he said something inappropriate and it got to the principle. There was also rumors that he was removed because he was gay.
    He was a kind older liberal white guy who focused on his job and was meticulous in his words, actions, and appearance.
    I learned the job from watching him and by his excellent teaching.
    We were never told the full story of why he had to leave in the middle of the semester out of the blue.
    I took over as the school counselor by default.
    Next year they brought one of the most loved teachers who actually had a doctorate and all these titles to be the new counselor.
    Had to train her too. She was great but it was also too much for her and she let me run the office.
    The following year the principal was fired the school lost tons of funding over mismanagement and my direct boss was moved up to vice principal.
    They didnt hire a new counselor that year.
    My boss knew that with me as the assistant counselor they didn't actually need to hire an actual counselor who would only come and fuck things up.
    I spent a year as an assistant to the special ed teacher who was having a nervous breakdown.
    He was a vietnam vet who brought his vietnamese wife with him to the country and the classroom.
    She was his assistant. When he finally cracked over too many flashbacks in the classroom I had to take over the class.
    A kid goaded him by using stuff he had seen in vietnam war movies so that he lost it and had one too many flashbacks.
    He finally lost it one day and in the face hard and he never came back. He got hit in the face by a 14 year old kid and just lay on the floor crying. Crying more from the psychic pain he was going through than the bruised jaw.
    He was a giant kid though, and violent as all fuck. He impregnated one of the girls in the class that year.
    They were both held back from going into HS for too long because they were not literate.
    It was exactly like those movies. Dangerous Minds/Stand and Deliver, etc..
    I was swung on by the same wannabe thug a few months later, had to deal with his older brothers and gang members coming to stare me down at the school. I had to confiscate drugs, money, and weapons from these kids and take their shit and daily threats of physical violence without letting it affect my work or my motivation to help them. Much less anger me to the point of causing me to swing back.
    You know how they used to like putting in the 'problem' children in with special education.
    I had students with autism, downs syndrome, severe physical and mental palsys, gang members, aggressive fighters, soon to be offensive linemen who couldnt count or read, cutters, taggers, victims, and all the other undesirables all in one classroom.

    I bring this up not to correct a false assumption or to show you my bonafides. They pale in comparison.
    I have a history of allowing people to say and believe what they want about me without correcting them.
    But you are coming to my house on Saturday and I don't want you looking at smoke instead of catching fire.
    Folks sometimes accuse me of being a little bit vacuously vague and coyote cute with my words.
    So I don't blame you for not knowing that after I was done with 1 year of being a nurses assistant bI became friendly with a teacher at Lee elementary school in Azusa where I volunteered assisting the ESL department and had my own little class of 12 kids at the back of the classroom where I made a connection with a teacher that I could put down as a reference.

    You wouldn't believe how hard it can be for a kid to get a good reference on his application when the only adults he knows are barbarians with fancy entitlements only a few ages away from being living Goths and dying Gauls in the land of Iber the HIbernian balkan colored prince of St. George.
    And while Rome subdued the Brits eventually it could never do so with the brotherhood of hermano aleman el germano a'la-manni.
    Pardon my French but I talk like a churl because thats my name and not just the end of this riddle.
     
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  10. rube

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    Should being the operative word.
    We know the space we are living in.
    Reality trumps.
    And in our reality teachers are molding minds and parents want zero responsibilities when it comes to things as basic as discipline.
    Legally once you enroll a child in public school they cease to be private property but public.
    The public pays for every school day and when a kid misses school the school misses money.
    That is why attendance is such a big deal.
    And a big part of why parents can't do the job they should do has to do with the government neutering them.
    Poor people need to instill physical discipline to kids who don't have the entitlements to have their bad behaviour excused or otherwise corrected or diverted due to lack of options.
    Parents should be able to use words to teach their children.
    But some parents don't have that ability.
    And if they don't beat their kids they may end up in jail or dead or worse.
    So knowing what we know and being that teachers spend more quality time with kids each semester than the majority of their parents the burden of they becoming good upstanding members of society falls squarely upon teachers and professors.
    The poor and those in the inner city sell their kids away to slavery everyday.
     
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    i'm available w some notice
    a number of you have my contact info so lmk
    really important for me to keep my distance atm
    love to all
     
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    One of the better bits I've heard....
    " Isn't it crazy how many flavors that Coke comes in now? Lemon, cherry, mango, lime, vanilla, orange, rasberry, ad infinitum.
    Still doesn't make me want to drink Coke at all...nope.
    But they can give me a call when they put the cocaine back in it. "
    Yeehah!
     
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    Spongebob is gay now
     
  14. Finski

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    NOW?
     
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  15. rube

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    He came out of the clamshell.
     
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    Maybe you need to be a limey, or a half limey, to even know who she was, but RIP Vera Lynn, who kept up the spirits of the English fighting man, especially when they didn't have that much going for them.
    My mother used to sing " We'll Meet Again" all the time, and she told me about her singing for the troops when I was a kid.
    That melody still runs through my head.
     
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    Is she the inspiration for the name of Virgin Atlantic's in flight entertainment system?
     
  19. rube

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    That's how most of us know of her.
    I don't know how many times I played this song growing up.
    It struck a chord.
    Still does.
    Now this record is in a pile of LPs out in the back in a big refuse bin.
    The last album I walked by recently was a steely dan one.
    I'm sure it's sacrilege to some that I have hundreds of classic records in the garbage collecting dirt and rain.

    If I ever get a record player again I might go out and start seeing how many of these are worth saving.
    Haven't had one in almostyalmost 20 years.
    My records were all bought in my teens when I surfed thrift stores and yard sales for all the good original classic music I could get my hands on.
    All of a sudden I feel like maybe it's time again to listen to old records.
    To all the songs and all the words.
     
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    Over the years the analytics have obviously taken over our game. At first I was hesitant and thought eye ball test was still the way to go. I quickly realized that the nerds were right and started my journey to understanding.

    what I’ve really enjoyed is the technology for player development recently. There are a few good tools to test exit velo and launch angle for hitters but the rapsodo tool used for pitch development is absolutely amazing. Was playing around with it yesterday in a pen session with a player and the degree at which you can track and see spin rates, release angles etc. it’s fucking awesome. You can essentially play with grip, arm angle etc to get the spin rates you want to develop your change up to move the way you want.. unreal.

    anyway just thought I’d share here. This game is advancing and as a coach if you don’t, you’ll be left behind!

    feels good to talk baseball again
     
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