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#2076969 The person below me game...

Posted by 55fan on 13 December 2010 - 04:40 AM

I celebrate Christmas. Not x-mas. Not some vague holiday. Not some season that happens to have a day in the middle of it whose name cannot be mentioned because not everyone wants to celebrate it, but everyone wants a reason to celebrate.

You want a holiday in the middle of winter with no religious association? One where you can have a nice party and celebrate things like family and happiness and light and sharing and giving? Cool. All of those are good things that should be celebrated. And you know what? We have a perfectly good day to do that on. It's called New Year's Day. I'll join you. We can raise a glass to all of the good things that we can all celebrate as fellow human beings. The world needs that. Let's do it on New Year's when we already have the day off anyway.

But leave Christmas to the Christians. You don't try to over-run other holidays. No one is trying to turn Eid in to World Happiness day. Or Pesach into the Festival of Leavening Awareness. Sure we all want to get along and share our mutual thoughts and feelings. But we also have times where we need to be ourselves- to be who and what we are in our innermost being. Our spirituality and beliefs are at the centre of who we are.

If we wish to celebrate who we are, we can not encourage one segment of our society to dilute the holiday that celebrates who they are.

Leave Christmas, Hanukkah, the Solstice and Kwanzaa for the people who celebrate them. There's nothing wrong with broadening our horizons and joining another group of people in celebrating their holiday. We can certainly learn a lot from each other if we respect each other's traditions. But if we are going to join them, let's remember that it's their holiday. It's not ours to change on a whim.

Then let's join together on New Year's Day to celebrate the human race and whatever else we want to celebrate that we feel the need to have a Holiday for.

The person below me celebrates another holiday besides Christmas.

#2076989 12/13 GDT: Kings, Lots (5) at Red Wings, None (0)

Posted by syntax on 13 December 2010 - 08:27 AM

Thanks for the GDT, Hockeytown.

Happy Birthday Konnan511.

Hopefully Quick has an off-night, and we can keep Kopitar off the scoreboard.


#2076953 12/13 GDT: Kings, Lots (5) at Red Wings, None (0)

Posted by Konnan511 on 13 December 2010 - 01:51 AM

They're gonna win because it's my BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#2076893 12/13 GDT: Kings, Lots (5) at Red Wings, None (0)

Posted by Guest on 12 December 2010 - 11:30 PM

Gonna be tough but I think we got this...

Quick usually does really good against us so hopefully he stops... him n Mason can get realllll annoying

#2074100 Darren Pang's freudian slip

Posted by sleepwalker on 08 December 2010 - 03:06 PM

Pang had to feel like sh*t afterwards.

Yeah...and that is ridiculous.

To be living in such overly PC-ified times that you actually end up feeling horrible and getting a knot in your stomach for making an innocent mistake in speech, that meant nothing more than being a simple slip of the tongue in two words that are nearly identical, is a sad state of affairs.

#2074095 Darren Pang's freudian slip

Posted by sleepwalker on 08 December 2010 - 02:54 PM

Hopefully this doesn't become a big deal because it's not at all. He just got ahead of himself while thinking of the word, "way" and "white" slipped out. I was expecting something worse, and I think you all know which word I'm talking about...

Good thing they weren't talking about which player was bigger, eh? lol

Seriously though, the PC-ification of America these days is getting utterly ridiculous. The fact that he felt the need to, or was forced to, apologize publically over what was obviously just an innocent slip of the tongue just further proves this.

#2074002 Darren Pang's freudian slip

Posted by stevkrause on 08 December 2010 - 11:06 AM

That's not even bad. "Right" and "White" are easily tripped over, its kind of sad he had to even apologize to pre-empt all the "you're a closet racist" comments.

I was expecting some f-bombs or something like like!!!

It is pretty sad how uptight our society is about political correctness...

#2073923 12/8 GDT: Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by canadian wings fan on 07 December 2010 - 10:33 PM

wooo looking forward to watching this one when I get home from work. I fully expect a good game and a red wings win tomorrow :thumbup:

Also, does this forum have an "ignore" user feature? I seriously believe Mindfly is mentally challenged, and is annoying as s***.

Thanks fellow true red wing fans :D

#2074094 Kindl sent to GR for conditioning stint

Posted by cjm502 on 08 December 2010 - 02:48 PM

So to me the CBA reads that a player on LTIR can always be sent on a conditioning loan as long as the LTIR was ok'd by the league. But the league can investigate if they deem a team is trying to find loopholes, and to me, it seems the Wings are since Kindl isn't hurt, isn't playing and would be lost on waivers. Unless I am missing something?

Kindl hasnt played in over a month, so I think this conditioning stint is pretty valid.

#2074029 This or That

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 08 December 2010 - 12:26 PM


Hair gel or hair spray or neither

#2073972 The person below me game...

Posted by Casey on 08 December 2010 - 09:06 AM

Of course I do! ;) For some reason, I was getting an old image from the '08 Photoshop Wars as a background on here.

TPBM didn't sleep last night. Zzzzzzzzzzzz...

#2073892 San Jose/Detroit game discussion

Posted by SouthernWingsFan on 07 December 2010 - 08:14 PM

If they come out with this performance home against nashville tomorrow i'll rip someone apart, that loss yesterday, fine if it was just "one of those games", but the bad habits must not continue and they must play better in every part of the game.

I'd pay good money to see an attempt like this.

That "blow the whistle rules" need to change, or at least be able to be overturned. Such bulls***.

I'm in full agreement with you on the intent to blow stuff when a whistle hasn't been blown yet after it crosses the goal line, but I can't really fault the refs when an example like what last night happened. The ref has to blow the whistle dead at some point, just sucked that it happened when the puck squirted loose and in after he eventually did blow the whistle. I don't particularly like it but under the current context it's hard to find fault with officials for this, even though they are a joke overall.

For everybody else (EDIT: the people who are pumping their chests trying to tell each other off, you know who you are in here), f**king get over yourselves for crying out loud. Nobody gives a s**t who was right or who was wrong if you guessed the game outcome correctly or not to the 2000th power.

#2073274 12/4 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Kings 3 (OT)

Posted by Konnan511 on 04 December 2010 - 09:50 PM

We have nof****** chance tonight we have a drunkf****** ****** in net. The ****** wade simmons on LA is going to snipe the s*** out of that alcoholic fool. We are playing in carpet pilot central and going to get our mexican asses kicked. Go Wings f*** the nips

Did you really just use the N word to describe Wayne Simmonds? Get the f*** out douchebag.

#2068858 Pronger falls victim to "Avery Rule"

Posted by Guest on 26 November 2010 - 04:42 PM

I agree that the description of the call is crap, but I think it was right of them to take the goal back. Blocking the goalie with ones body or stick is one thing (while facing away from the goalie), but sticking your hand out to block a goalies view is stupid IMO.

how is using your torso to block a goalie's view any different than a hand?

#2068861 Pronger falls victim to "Avery Rule"

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 November 2010 - 04:45 PM

how is using your torso to block a goalie's view any different than a hand?

because one is pretty difficult and requires you maintain having your body outside of the crease, whereas if you're allowed to use your hand, you could reach and put it just in front of the goaltenders face, essentially turning it into a childish battle of "i'm not touching you!"

As for the Pronger call, I have mixed feelings. By the letter of the rule it was the wrong call. But it was still kind of in the spirit of the rule.

I still would've loved to have Pronger on the Wings, but he is really getting weird in his old age out there in Philly. Stealing pucks, now the hand thing...