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JOHN BRUMMETT: Elizabeth endures

By John Brummett

This article was published February 13, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Hazel Bryan shouts insults at Elizabeth Eckford as she walks past a line of National Guardsman.

Elizabeth Eckford spoke softly, tersely, and with understated power.

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mozarky2 says... February 13, 2018 at 8:18 p.m.

I'm back! Now, to this booming economy, courtesy of President Trump!
More reasons "progs" are suicidal:
Federal budget shows a $50 BILLION surplus for January, the first month of the monumental Trump tax cuts!
Small businesses are expanding, hiring, and raising wages!
Home prices hit new record highs!
Now, for a benefit of this Trump economy:
Polling shows that only six states have a net negative approval rating of President Trump. As expected, they are the schiffholes of CA, HI, MA, MD, RI, and VT. That means 44 states have President Trump polling in net positive margins.
Back in a bit with some stuff that "progs" will never see coming...

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RBear says... February 13, 2018 at 8:20 p.m.

piggie to your point about me. Yea, I'm unemployed, sitting around in coffee shops all day, drawing that unemployment check. Why should I get a job when your tax dollars helped me get to this point? I guess I'm too picky and why shouldn't I be. Trump is going to make sure I have a job soon enough.

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wildblueyonder says... February 13, 2018 at 8:45 p.m.

Rbear, I'm sorry to hear you're unemployed. That's not a fun experience as I have been there before. I hope you can find work soon and I'm not kidding about it. I really do.

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mozarky2 says... February 13, 2018 at 8:50 p.m.

I'll be 70 in a little over two months, and I've never been unemployed.
gohog, I'm not as concerned about him being unemployed as I am about him being ignorant, arrogant, and a schiffhole.

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mozarky2 says... February 13, 2018 at 11:12 p.m.

Adam Rippon bi***es for weeks about Vice-President Pence, who never once mentioned Rippon.
Um, Adam, had you concentrated on your training, perhaps you could have led your team to gold. Instead, you focused your unsubstantiated hatred on Pence.
Honestly, can you provide me with one quote where Pence utters an anti-gay slur?
Instead, you chose to make this Olympics all about you, in a TEAM competition, no less!
EPIC fail!!!
You had your chance at gold, but you chose bronze...congratulations!
(Hey, RB-here's your drama queen)!

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RBear says... February 14, 2018 at 4:50 a.m.

gohogs so don't take this the wrong way. I was having fun with you on your last comment about my posting during the day. I really do appreciate your concern. I'm fine and fully employed. No way I could let that go with the feeling of concern from you. Putting all our back and forth aside, you're a good person and that last bit helped solidify my opinion.
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Quite honestly, I'm doing quite well in my career, having shifted from enterprise architecture to information security. The reason you see me post during the day is because I check the boards walking to meetings or in down times. You HAVE to take mental breaks occasionally in this line of business and I'll do that sometimes, just to give the brain a break. That's when you see me post or at lunch.
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Thanks for the concern and hopefully no hard feelings on the misleading comment. Hope your'e doing well also.

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RBear says... February 14, 2018 at 4:58 a.m.

moz how pathetic you are to even comment on sports. Sooooo ... a little on this story which apparently you know NOTHING about. Rippon was asked about Pence by reporters and responded that he wouldn't meet with Pence while on the trip, partly because of Pence's past history regarding conversion therapy, but more importantly because he was concentrating on his performance with Team USA.
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Rippon posted a flawless performance that had no mistakes during it, but wasn't as technically challenging at the end as some of the other competitors. In figure skating, jumps executed towards the end of the performance score higher than at the beginning. Other team members had mistakes in their performance that dragged the scores down, namely Nathan Chen who had mistakes in his performance at the start. A bronze was a great showing by Team USA which wasn't really expected to medal.
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The fact you would attack Rippon in that way shows how freaking ignorant you are of the sport. Sorry, but you showed how much of an ignorant troll you are just then. Regarding Olympians and the White House, you are probably going to find several who are going to ditch the trip this year because of the current inhabitant.

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RBear says... February 14, 2018 at 7:58 a.m.

moz let's just show how STUPID your comment was on Rippon's performance. Looking at the cumulative results of the Team event, Rippon scored the second highest score of any of the US scores, scoring an 8 in the singles skating. Not that you should be attacking any one of the athletes, but we scored a 6 in ladies and a couple of 7s in pair skating. So, as you can see it wasn't Rippon that dragged the team down. Regardless, with Canada scoring 3 10s and the OAR scoring 3 10s there was no way the US could have gotten any higher.
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As I stated, Rippon chose to NOT make it about Pence during the competition and focus on the competition. Pence wanted to meet with him in PyeongChang, trying to score a photo op, disregarding the athlete's need to concentrate. If anyone was trying to create the distraction, it was Pence.

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wildblueyonder says... February 14, 2018 at 8:45 a.m.

Rbear, thanks for the posts. I am doing well and I'm glad you are as well. No offense taken by the "misleading comment", just glad to know it was facetious. You know, each of has said a lot of disparaging remarks at times to one another. I know that's no excuse but at times, for lack of a better term, I've let my frustration vent in the wrong ways. Really, my subscription ends soon but I wish you success in all your ventures and whatever path you've chosen.

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RBear says... February 14, 2018 at 9 a.m.

Gohogs thanks a bunch. That means a lot. A little more back story. I left an amazing job in San Antonio to come back to Arkansas to help take care of my parents. In SAT, I was blessed with the opportunity to score patents in financial technology and was on the team that invented something everyone uses today to deposit checks with their phone.
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But that all means nothing for the opportunity to spend time with parents in their final years. Arkansas is my native home and glad to be back.
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Yep, we may spar passionately but I will miss you when it does expire. Have a great one.

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