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UPDATE: “Gator Bait” chant no longer will be used.

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by slocala, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. 92gator

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    Perhaps not 'dying on', but perhaps worth fighting for, in light of what lies behind this 'hill', and the trajectory of the attack.
     
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  2. GatorJMDZ

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    For those still really upset about the decision to remove "Gator Bait" from UF's cheer repertoire, my great niece, herself a cheerleader, had some useful and constructive suggestions.

    1. Learn and practice some cool new dance moves with your friends...use Zoom, of course, for social distancing.
    2. Decorate some masks for Mom and Dad for when they're out among others, they'll really like that.
    3. Accessorize your Barbie or maybe give her a great new hairstyle. Invite Ken over for a "pool" party in the bathroom sink (better ask Mom first.)
    4. It is never too early to reorganize your closet for the new school year.

    There were others, and obviously not all of these are for everyone, but I'm sure you get the point.
     
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  3. homer

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    Too bad for Yale.

    What’s right is right.
     
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  4. Distant Gator

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    One of the best posts in the history of TH. I only skimmed it earlier due to its length, so I had to go back and really read it.
    One of my pet issues is the in-group/ out-group. Or tribalism- and we are hard wired to be tribal. (Haidt's Our Righteous Minds have informed my thinking greatly on this.)

    It's so funny- everyone thinks their views are nuanced and reasonable, while the "other" views are extreme.
    Or as you put it- the "other" is a mob, while our own group just views something with "varying degrees of displeasure."

    Further, we love to define the "other's" views for them, and then do a take down per the questions that we asked and issues that we defined for them.
    I don't view the "best post ever" rating as literal, but more of a best post of the week.

    But this is probably the best of the year-esp in TH, which is awash with tribal thinking and mob mentality to the extreme.
    Please post more.
     
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  5. CaptUSMCNole

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    I've always found that it is easy to see how deeply someone believes in a cause if they continue to move forward when it starts costing them two comma money.
     
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  6. woollybooger

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    Congratulation on two well phrased posts. I will therefore give you two, "at a boys" as a reward, and also add a "wish I had said that" as well.
     
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  7. dflll1216

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    I am honored, sir. Sincere thanks.
     
  8. homer

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    Be careful what you ask for,
    You just might get it.
     
  9. CaptUSMCNole

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    I hope you are right but since you have not heard Woodrow Wilson's name come up in any of this, I'm not optimistic.
     
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  10. wgbgator

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    Their endowment is worth more than many countries GDP, I think they'd be fine. Though I have to be careful, someone from Skull and Bones might assassinate me for talking about this.
     
  11. Claygator

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    I know three who do not. I have not heard from others.
     
  12. Crusher

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    Well its somewhere between 1956 when Century tower was built and the SEZ stands were replaced in 1980. Its a pretty good resolution photo, so if you blow it up and look at the cars parked near Murphree, they sorta appear to be 1950's automobiles, so I would say this is probably somewhere between 1956 and 1964.
     
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  13. dflll1216

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    Then again....you might get what you need.
     
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  14. citygator

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    Naaaaa nu nu na na na gator bite?

    Fixed it.
     
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  15. Tjgators

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    I should have been a little more specific. The muslim elected House members Omar, Shalalah and Tlaib are no friends to our country. They don't love America. It seems like they hate our country. What does outing myself mean? Happy to double down on these nasty Anti-American women.
     
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  16. citygator

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    Post about Scary Muslims. I’m shaking.
     
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  17. Tjgators

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    Glad you love them Indy. They are solid for the country. Guess you are good with defunding the police. Brilliant.
     
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  18. citygator

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    I think accusing them of hating America (much like righties accused Obama of it too) is bigotry. I think they are too left even for me and say some weird crap but have seen no evidence they hate America. None at all.
     
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  19. BigCypressGator1981

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    I think it’s silly to quit the cheer because I don’t think it had any racist intent. Having said that - if it’s offensive to people I’m ok with its discontinuation. It’s a football cheer. I’ll live.

    One thing I will say is I never quite understood the cheer. Bait implies that the gator is being hunted. If we are Gators and we are eating bait doesn’t that suggest we are about to be killed? It’s like a fish talking smack to the lure he’s about to swallow.
     
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  20. FutureGatorMom

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    You didn't comment, you disagreed or come on man reaction. I can't find it. Is there another Gatorbill?