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    Shout out to the best....



    Opening up yet another door of opportunity for others...

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olymp...nan/56719036/1

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    yay

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    something weird about her face

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    How does she open a door of opportunity?

    Congrats to her for her accomplishments, but I dont get that statement.

    Maybe a few more black girls pursue gymnastics, but it is not like that avenue was previously restricted to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    How does she open a door of opportunity?

    Congrats to her for her accomplishments, but I dont get that statement.
    annnnnddddd here we go........

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    My wife was so pissed at me yesterday that I told her that Douglas won the gold. I had a work thing so I was out drinking all night - she was all set to watch the Olympics and dropped the parting shot of "Didya hear that an American won the chicks gymnastics?" She's still pissed at me.

    They're freakishly talented and all, but these gymnists being 15, freakishly small yet muscular are a stark contrast to most of these other Olympians. I wonder what they do when the 25 year old lithe Swedes and the like start the party in the Village.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    annnnnddddd here we go........
    ...yep...gonna sit back and enjoy this one...Houston had to know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    annnnnddddd here we go........
    Am I wrong though?

    Jackie Robinson opened a door of opportunity.

    This girl put in the work, is super talented, and deserves a bunch of praise. She hasn't opened any doors in the quest for racial equality.

    Lets call this for what it is.
    Last edited by Ruby2; 08-03-2012 at 12:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    Am I wrong though?

    Jackie Robinson opened a door of opportunity.

    This girl put in the work, is super talented, and deserves a bunch of praise. She hasn't opened any doors in the quest for racial equality.

    Lets call a spade a spade here.
    Uh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    Uh...
    LMAO!

    I'd plus one but the last time I did that to your post I gots banded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    How does she open a door of opportunity?

    Congrats to her for her accomplishments, but I dont get that statement.

    Maybe a few more black girls pursue gymnastics, but it is not like that avenue was previously restricted to them.
    I have to agree with Ruby on this one... lets not compare her to Jackie Robinson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2foolish197 View Post
    ...yep...gonna sit back and enjoy this one...Houston had to know...
    That's his agenda.

    This is not a "shout out" to a Gold medal winner.

    _

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn Jet View Post
    I have to agree with Ruby on this one... lets not compare her to Jackie Robinson.
    I thought it was Robbie Jackinson.... am I missing something here?

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    On a related note, did anyone see the brouhaha NBC got started following this gold medal story?

    Bob Costas is commenting on it from his anchor chair... all's right in the world, heartwarming story, etc., then they go to commercial. The commercial that they show - immediately after praising an African-American young gymnast - is of a monkey doing gymnastics.
    Last edited by parkwayjet1; 08-03-2012 at 12:30 PM. Reason: Sorry - Did not see the other thread on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    That's his agenda.

    This is not a "shout out" to a Gold medal winner.

    _
    Seriously, I apologize if my posts came off a bit insensitive, but I stand by those comments.

    Taking the OP's history into account, it was impossible to overlook the true intentions of this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    Seriously, I apologize if my posts came off a bit insensitive, but I stand by those comments.

    Taking the OP's history into account, it was impossible to overlook the true intentions of this thread.
    You should think about how your posts are closing the doors for others in our society. tisk tisk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    Lets call a spade a spade here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Dictionary.com
    1. spade

    A derogatory term for an African American, more commonly used in the post-Civil War era than today.

    "No you can't sit with me, you damn spade."

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=spade
    Probably best not to use that turn of phrase when discussing this topic.

    Just say'in.

    On Topic, congrats to her for her Gold Medal win. Can the Olympics please please be over now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    Seriously, I apologize if my posts came off a bit insensitive, but I stand by those comments.

    Taking the OP's history into account, it was impossible to overlook the true intentions of this thread.
    No, you are 1000% spot on.

    If the OP wanted to truly do a "Shout Out" to the BEST, he would have done so for the greatest Olympian in the history of the Modern Olympics.

    But that doesn't fit with his agenda.

    Mods, please move to the Badminton Forum.

    _

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    Probably best not to use that turn of phrase when discussing this topic.

    Just say'in.

    On Topic, congrats to her for her Gold Medal win. Can the Olympics please please be over now?
    Honest to god I never knew that "spade" could be used to mean that.

    My bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    Can the Olympics please please be over now?
    In my book, they are finally starting today with Track & Field!

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