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Texsox last won the day on May 1

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About Texsox

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    Achieving Multiple Sarcasms
  • Birthday 09/01/1961

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    Lost between two shores . . .

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    Arizona White Sox (Rookie)
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    The other members
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    2004: Thread Starter of the Year 2005: Soxtalk Hall of Famer 2006: Best Threadstarter 2008: (tie) Drinking Buddy
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    Abreu, Sale
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    Michael Jordan
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    Southside Hit Men, Rally Crede, & Singing with Nancy Faust
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    Fisk, Baines, Thomas, Wood, Buerhle

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  1. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Pards allow Tex to offer a little assistance Taurus G2C at about $250, it won't break the bank and is available anywhere handguns are sold. Reliable, lightweight and small it can be concealed easily enough. If you want to splurge and impress your friends in church the Glock 19 has charisma and easy to find 9mm ammo in a 15+1 config that will make you feel safer. Both are considered beginner guns with low maintenance and easy to pull triggers. Enjoy your time on the range. Nothing helps social distancing than a shooter. Keep your rounds downrange. Life is like that. You'll be happier.
  2. Texsox

    2020 Catch-All

    Interesting conversation - thank you, I appreciate your points. We could also compare rapists getting probation. You're saying avoid prison time, as if that's the default. I'm not certain it should be. Why are we always looking at ways to put people in prison? Even more so for non-violent offenders. I agree with all your points yet arrive at a different conclusion. I also don't like the thought of the wealthy avoiding prison time when the poor would be different. But this is a crime of the wealthy. They are the only ones who can spend the $500,000 in bribes. They are also the only ones that can pay private tutors and tuition at the best schools to legally assure their kids get into the best colleges. So the system is already inequitable. So I guess I'm looking for a punishment that perhaps tilts that inequity a little more to the middle and not seeing that tilt in a prison sentence.
  3. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Least we not forget . . . https://nypost.com/2020/04/13/virginia-pastor-who-held-packed-church-service-dies-of-coronavirus/
  4. Texsox

    2020 Catch-All

    OK. You don't think a thousand kids getting $30,000 scholarships would help society more than taxpayers spending $100,000 keeping them locked up?
  5. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Sign of the times, I have multiple masks here and I'm kind of matching them to what I'm wearing.
  6. Texsox

    2020 Catch-All

    A $3,000,000 fine isn't punishment?
  7. Texsox

    2020 Catch-All

    All of their kids are in college. Unless they decide to cheat for other people's kids. Even if they had another child, the world would be watching for where they attend college.
  8. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    All epic Texas stories end in Mexico. Lonesome Dove, The Road, Blood Meridian . . .
  9. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Why haven't you bought a gun yet? Why are you not planning a move to Mexico or someplace safer? Your chances of survival will be slim with the riots that are coming, I understand the folks that don't believe the hype not being prepared, but you are one of the few that really understand what's coming, yet you are just letting it happen. I was puzzled by this but it's all finally coming together, getting clearer . . . You know this is a suspicious virus, created with ill intents towards America. But instead of trying to end it, you want to help it along. You want to help spread the virus by being in public, without a mask, getting haircuts and stuff and wanting others to follow your example. It must be your sworn duty. Clearly you are the enemy, yet you are trying so hard to warn the good people here. Sadly, so many are ignoring you. You are brave G7 to try to lead us away from America's ruin. And as a Texan, and American, I salute you.
  10. Texsox

    2020 Catch-All

    Yep, that part doesn't sound good which is why prison time is such a popular outcome. Who is benefiting from them in prison? Taxpayers? No taxpayers will be paying. It's not like they will try this again. So they aren't likely to be repeat offenders. So they screwed over other college students. How about at least symbolically showing restitution to those that were harmed by a really nice scholarship fund or endow an oversight committee to assure fairness in selection at USC. I'm not certain a Federal low security country club prison is really the way to go. Anyone want to spend 6 to 9 months reading and working out? It's not like their lives post prison will be a struggle to find jobs and remove the stigma of time in jail.
  11. Texsox

    2020 Catch-All

    As much as I believe what they did was wrong, prison time seems too harsh. I'd rather see a couple million dollar scholarship fund set up than be paying for their room and board for a year or two.
  12. Texsox

    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    The MJ story reminded me of a story a buddy told about Bobby Knight. My buddy was at a camp at Indiana and not being a blue chip college recruit only saw Knight for a brief moment each day. But on one of the days Knight came in and talked for about 15 minutes about basketball and life (which seemed to be synonymous). My buddy said later if any of the priests growing up had spoken about God like Knight spoke about basketball, he'd still be Catholic.
  13. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    We had a meeting yesterday for one of the shows I'm in. Basically it is a national chain of company owned shows and franchisees that take place in hotels, restaurants, etc. and it includes dinner and a meal. We are trying to figure out how to reopen in as safe a manner as possible. A couple of things I took away from the meeting. National organizations have an impossibly difficult task of meeting the requirements in all localities with one plan. We're going with limited seating, smaller casts, made changes to the script to avoid guests interacting with each other, menu changes, procedure changes that in some cases are actual improvements and will remain and in other cases temporary. One thing we were not able to get rid of was cash tips. There are some locations where it is illegal to use Venmo, Cash, etc for tips. At least that is what the company is telling us. Out tentative restart dates are in July but every date had an implied asterisk next to it. They sincerely repeated that if you don't feel safe, don't work. But we also know that cast spots are tough to earn and tougher to get back. Who wants to give up a spot and have to fight to get it back?
  14. Texsox

    Will There Be a 2020 Season?

    Casual fans won't care that there wasn't a season. Hard core fans may become less hard core.
  15. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I'm cleaning my guns if it comes around here. I'll just shoot that virus.