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    Quote Originally Posted by MiddleGround View Post
    What? No pics to impress? C'mon ole' man... lets see what you got. Maybe you will impress someone before your time is up. It is attention and accolades that you are attempting to get from random internet peoples right? Where are the pathetic attempts to impress that we have all come to know out of you?

    Oh wait! People on here "know you" right? That is definitely a bragging point Hey everyone.. I am super duper great friends with these people who I chat with online. Yay! A full life vindicated

    Now, go sip some Mexican pizz in your husky jorts while you research the next proposed offshore wind farm
    You've got it BAD, kid. You're a mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    You've got it BAD, kid. You're a mess.
    Sometimes you gotta give out the pimp hand to keep the trolls on point! Don't be upset about it. I am sure you won't be able to resist butting your nose into my conversations again and I will have to give you another pimp slap
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiddleGround View Post
    I am sure you won't be able to resist butting your nose into my conversations again....
    The self-anointed forum hall monitor spews irony. What a surprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    The self-anointed forum hall monitor spews irony. What a surprise.
    2 for the road...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    The pro tennis community agrees with Serena - male players receive warnings, not penalties, for minor violations like coaching and racket abuse (racket abuse ). Here are instances of that same official taking flak from male players ( and white female players), with no point penalties issued.

    I don't blame Serena for being upset and challenging it. Not to mention her adrenaline was pumping anyway, now she's pissed on top of it, and pretty much lost control. Serena has ALWAYS been a gracious loser - always. Other players love her because she's not an ego diva. But she gets singled out a LOT by the various tennis entities. The French Tennis Federation just recently changed their dress code, specifically targeting Serena's outfits. She gets singled out for drug testing - she is tested far more often than other players.

    If it were me, I'd be throwing the race card.
    Martina kind of agrees ...and disagrees, too.

    Writing in an opinion article for the New York Times, the 61-year-old Czech-born American said a higher standard needed to be observed when Williams called chair umpire Carlos Ramos a “thief” and was penalized a key game in the second set.

    “We cannot measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with,” Navratilova wrote. “In fact, this is the sort of behavior that no one should be engaging in on the court.”

    Williams, who was thwarted in her bid for a record-tying 24th Slam singles crown in losing to Japan’s Naomi Osaka, said she was punished for saying something where men have said far worse without incurring such a penalty.

    “Serena Williams has part of it right. There is a huge double standard for women when it comes to how bad behavior is punished -— and not just in tennis,” Navratilova said.

    “But in her protests… she also got part of it wrong. I don’t believe it’s a good idea to apply a standard of, “If men can get away with it, women should be able to, too.

    “Rather, I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the right way to behave to honor our sport and to respect our opponents?”

    Williams was issued a warning for coaching, something her coach sitting in the stands, Patrick Mouratoglou, admitted to doing. Williams was unhappy at the violation call and complained to Ramos she hadn’t taken any signals. Williams later smashed her racquet, resulting in a code violation and a point deduction, which she argued over with Ramos.

    “Ramos, effectively, had no choice but to dock her a point,” Navratilova said.

    “It was here that Ms. Williams really started to lose the plot. She and Mr. Ramos were, in effect, talking past each other.

    “She was insisting that she doesn’t cheat -— completely believable, but besides the point —- while he was making a call over which he, at that point, had little discretion.”

    Matters escalated and Williams called Ramos a “thief,” incurring the crucial game penalty.

    “It’s difficult to know, and debatable, whether Ms. Williams could have gotten away with calling the umpire a thief if she were a male player,” Navratilova wrote.

    “But to focus on that, I think, is missing the point. If, in fact, the guys are treated with a different measuring stick for the same transgressions, this needs to be thoroughly examined and must be fixed.”
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    That makes him a hoot and 3/4!

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