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    If I were a middle-aged white guy, I would lease a nice car. Having a nice car makes a nice impression on others. And I would keep the car pristine. Whenever I parked outside Walgreen's or Wal-Mart, I would straddle the painted white line and take up two spaces. That way, you don't get dings. I hate dings. Dings bring down the value of the vehicle.
    If I happened to be making a quick stop at the 7-11, I would ease into the handicapped spot, because eighty percent of those people are faking it. This one guy I heard about had asthma. That's how he got the handicapped plate. I would leave the engine running, partly so it wouldn't get cold, and partly so that, if some actual, no-kidding-around handicapped person were to pull up in their specially made handicap-mobile, they would figure I was coming back shortly.
    If I were a middle-aged white guy, I would work hard at my job. No one likes a lazy person. And I would smile at my coworkers, because no one likes a sourpuss. I would also be sure to ask my colleagues how their day was going, and I would talk about TV shows and football games with them, and I would perhaps mention that I hadn't seen them in church lately, which is a funny thing to say nowadays, when there are so many people who haven't accepted the Lord Jesus as our savior.
    If I were to see a coworker slacking off, I might remark, in jest, "Some of us have work to do." And if they told me to **** off, I would call human resources and report them, because middle-aged white guys should not have to be subjected to such abusive talk. I would also discuss the incident with my immediate boss, and if he were to tell me, "You just need to worry about your own work and let me take care of the rest of the floor," I would probably say, "It's funny how you asshole liberals are always talking about 'it takes a village,' but the minute someone steps up to point out that one of the 'villagers' is slacking off, you get nothing but **** for it." And if he were to reply, "Are we done here?", I would probably just say something like, "Yeah, I guess we are. I guess nothing's ever going to change around here," and then I would walk back to my desk, muttering to myself. For a little office humor I would make sure a coworker or two heard me use the word "shotgun."
    If I were a middle-aged white guy, and my children were doing poorly in school, I would smash things in their rooms, the lamps and vacation souvenirs and such, and I would inform them that the stuff I had just broken to bits had been gained in exchange for a certain thing known as money, and you get money in this world because you have skills, like computer programming, and you acquire those skills only after you earn halfway decent grades in school, and then you offer those skills to an employer who will pay you for your services, even if they never take it seriously when you make the slightest remark about how you're the main guy pulling his weight.

    If my kids were to start crying when I did my demonstration of the value of a good education, I would tell them to knock it off, unless they really wanted something to cry about, and then, if my wife comes into the room and asks me what the hell I'm doing here, when the court said I was to remain at least 500 feet from the place that I once called home, I would remind her that the man is king of the castle and, last I checked, I was the one whose salary had paid for this piss-poor, split-level excuse of a palace, even if I did happen to be behind on the payments, partly because Hooters gals expect gifts in addition to the tips, or else your basket of wings is going to have spit in it, although I probably wouldn't mention the Hooters thing to my wife, but would make my point all the same.
    And then, if she turns to me and says, "I don't know what happened to you," I will say back to her, "This whole country is a bunch of freeloaders," and I will leave the house, allowing my wife and kids to put everything I had said into their pipes and smoke it.
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    Neither. Trite, plodding, and slightly off target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Neither. Trite, plodding, and slightly off target.
    I agree... I'm still waiting for it to have a point...
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    Neither, just stupid.

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    http://www.forbes.com/sites/quickerb...oor-black-kid/

    I think it was a response to this, right? Which is just as pointless and stupid, so I don't understand why anyone would even bother typing out a response. If I see something completely unintelligent I just don't respond unless I'm not sure if I'm understanding the point. There is no point to either of these.

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    I don't think it is racist. Pointless...yes. But not racist.

    I think the article was in response to the Forbes article willile mentioned which I thought was even more pointless. I think there are much better retorts to Mr. Gene Martin's article in Forbes. I prefer the article "If I Were a Rich White Guy named Gene Martin". (the link is at the end of the Forbes article)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wlillie View Post
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/quickerb...oor-black-kid/

    I think it was a response to this, right? Which is just as pointless and stupid, so I don't understand why anyone would even bother typing out a response. If I see something completely unintelligent I just don't respond unless I'm not sure if I'm understanding the point. There is no point to either of these.
    I actually don't think that Gene Martin's article is as stupid and pointless as the one in the OP. Gene Martin's post may be niave and a little arrogant, but I don't think that it's meant to be malicious. The response is obviously simply meant to be malicious. Bleh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    I actually don't think that Gene Martin's article is as stupid and pointless as the one in the OP. Gene Martin's post may be niave and a little arrogant, but I don't think that it's meant to be malicious. The response is obviously simply meant to be malicious. Bleh.
    Ditto this.
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    I think my opinion may be flavored by some other articles I've read by him. I don't believe anyone is really that stupid AND able to type. But I'm cynical and think he is meaning to be malicious with articles like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    I actually don't think that Gene Martin's article is as stupid and pointless as the one in the OP. Gene Martin's post may be niave and a little arrogant, but I don't think that it's meant to be malicious. The response is obviously simply meant to be malicious. Bleh.
    Idon't think he is malicious but I don't think his intentions are commendable. Why would someone write an opinion piece from the perspective of someone who he doesnot know about? How can he say with full certainty what is true for poor Black kidswhen he is nietherpoor nor black nor a child? To me that takes a level of arrogance that I find counterproductive and even dangerous. So while he may not be meaning to be malicious, I don't blame a young black poor person for being upset and wanting to write a letter that chastizes him for putting such an arrogant and ignorant article out into the public. Especially since the reprocussions of the article don't negatively impact Mr. Martin but absolutely impact young poor Black people.

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