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Old 08-20-19, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
Oye asere, if you are really are Cubano and if you live in Florida, you壇 know that is not just Cubans who use the word maricon. Puerto Ricans, Colombians, Venezuelans, even Spaniards use the term maricon.
I don't say in my post that only Cubans say maricon. I'm telling the poster that this is not the deep south, as in Alabama, Georgia etc., that these guys are cubans because they are speaking spanish and one spanish word they use, which is easily recognizable is maricon. Why the hate? Why the doubt that I'm Cuban? Want to see my passport that says country of birth is Cuba?
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Maricon basically translates to Man Flower in South Texas. Spanish slang word that can be interpreted many ways that I’m not going to say here. The incident sounds personal and was probably brewing for awhile.
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Maricon basically translates to Man Flower in South Texas. Spanish slang word that can be interpreted many ways that I知 not going to say here. The incident sounds personal and was probably brewing for awhile.
For those who don't know, maricon in spanish is ***got, not a poof or a queer, or a pansy, the straight up ***got word.
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If you not understand the word that I posted above because of the officious keepers of the orthodoxy here, the Yaweh( amongst Jews, you cannot say God's name, so Yahweh is "he whos name cannot be said") word that I said is a "bundle of sticks". Googlate bundle of sticks. And, for the cunning linguists here, its actually a ****phone, (pun intended), two words that are spelled and pronounced the same but that have different meanings.

And yes, as I posted from the first, this was a dispute between two guys that got out of hand, read my posts.
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So administrators, why is ****phone banned, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/****phone? Its a linguistic term. Its not a gay guys I Phone.
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Originally Posted by Brocephus View Post
I'm sure many of us recall the days when people often didn't bother locking their doors at night. Now a great many people won't answer the front door without a pistol in their hands. Applications for carry permits are off the charts !
People have burglar alarms and cameras covering not only their houses, but their cars, yards, lawn mower sheds, etc. I used to hitch hike around the county without a problem, who wants to do that these days ? (or has any expectation of getting picked up by anything by a pervert or serial killer). I routinely hear people click their stupid car alarm, when just walking into a convenience store for a half a minute, and can see the car the whole time !! We are surrounded by high tech police and security, much of it we never see. Going through airport security is like a scene in a science fiction movie. Schools all over the country have metal detectors, armed guards, and monitors posted in the bathrooms to keep the kids from screwing in the bathroom stalls, LOL!!
There have always been parts of every city that are considered wise to avoid, especially after dark, but these days, you're taking your life in your hands !
"Home invasion" was a term that didn't exist a few decades ago, now everybody knows and fears them. Drug gangs virtually rule large areas of our major cities, and have memberships in the tens of thousands.
Do I need to go on? Because I can go on till midnight. I'm not saying the good ol' days were idyllic as Mayberry or Ozzie & harriet, but the fact is there has been a sea change in the moral fabric of this country, and citing some per capita statistic doesn't alter what nearly everyone routinely acknowledges.

(BTW, i wasn't calling you out when i quoted your post, I was just expanding on it).

^^^^ Basically why I hang out in my backyard drink beer and listen to AC/DC Overall I知 in a rural safe area but you never know. When I go into San Antonio I知 always alert and aware of my surroundings. In other words I know what areas to avoid etc etc.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
^^^^ Basically why I hang out in my backyard drink beer and listen to AC/DC Overall I知 in a rural safe area but you never know. When I go into San Antonio I知 always alert and aware of my surroundings. In other words I know what areas to avoid etc etc.
Yep. And equally so when out on gravel mountain roads as you never know who you might run across out there past the locked gates.
A couple of years ago on my birthday ride (I ride my age in miles) I passed a parked car on a gravel road and waved as I went by. On the return route, there were 2 county deputies there at the car. The tires were gone, the windows broken and it had been torched. Obviously several hours before I passed by earlier.
Sometimes you just look straight ahead and keep pedaling.
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Old 08-22-19, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by San Rensho View Post
I don't say in my post that only Cubans say maricon. I'm telling the poster that this is not the deep south, as in Alabama, Georgia etc., that these guys are cubans because they are speaking spanish and one spanish word they use, which is easily recognizable is maricon. Why the hate? Why the doubt that I'm Cuban? Want to see my passport that says country of birth is Cuba?
Sosiagate compay. I couldn稚 care less if you are Cuban or not. So hold on to your pasaporte.

I am merely pointing out the obvious fallacy of your post, i.e., that the people seen on the video must be, or are, Cubans because they use the word maricon. Lots of Hispanics use that word as a term of insult. It is not limited to Cubans.

If that is not what you meant to write, entonces lo siento asere, but that is how it came across.

I have spent most of my life in So. California. When I curse, I curse like a Mexican because that is what I grew up around. I am not a Mexican (nor do I play one on TV) yet if you heard me cursing you may assume, mistakenly so, that I am one.

Assumptions are dangerous
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Originally Posted by bakerjw View Post
Yep. And equally so when out on gravel mountain roads as you never know who you might run across out there past the locked gates.
A couple of years ago on my birthday ride (I ride my age in miles) I passed a parked car on a gravel road and waved as I went by. On the return route, there were 2 county deputies there at the car. The tires were gone, the windows broken and it had been torched. Obviously several hours before I passed by earlier.
Sometimes you just look straight ahead and keep pedaling.
Yup, I ride gravel backroads and I know one of these times I will ride on a crime in process and being on my gravel bike I知 vulnerable. Not trying to start a debate but I知 in Texas so I have defense. Everybody does so confrontation is minimization it痴 more like. Oh **** we got caught or spotted let痴 get the heck out of here Luckily I have never faced that situation and if I never do that will be great. Like you have stated just be aware of the environment around you and 99.9% of time you will have a great ride.
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Old 08-22-19, 09:29 PM
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* minimal: dang autocorrect makes ya sound Texan.
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Florida is the only state that becomes more Southern the further north you go,
Not exactly. The bible belt in Louisiana begins once you head north as well.
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Old 08-23-19, 06:24 AM
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Not exactly. The bible belt in Louisiana begins once you head north as well.
Plenty of Bible Belt in Baton Rouge. Maybe everyone only thinks New Orleans is southern Louisiana?
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Plenty of Bible Belt in Baton Rouge. Maybe everyone only thinks New Orleans is southern Louisiana?
Trust me, I know the state much better than apparently you do. You should spend some time in SW LA before you make a comment like that. There's great food there, you can hear some French spoken, and you would learn something about the state.

And there's a wiki entry on the Bible Belt as well that you might enjoy reading:

"On the other hand, areas in the South which are not considered part of the Bible Belt include heavily Catholic Southern Louisiana, central and southern Florida, which have been settled mainly by immigrants and Americans from elsewhere in the country, and overwhelmingly Hispanic South Texas."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_Belt

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Trust me, I know the state much better than you do. You should spend some time in SW LA before you make a comment like that. There's great food there, you can hear some French spoken, and you would learn something about the state.
I'm no native Louisianan, that's for sure. Even though I'm Texan by birth and all that, I've lived in Pineville and my wife is from Baton Rouge. Her side of the family is generations deep in the Opelousas to Baton Rouge area. I get the pleasure of visiting her vast family there on occasion.

In the 1990s I had some boarders in my house that were fresh college grads that were from Houma. Those guys were serious party animals that would go back home once a year for the local Mardis Gras. They were on a krew of some sort, it blew me away how much money they had to come up with to put a float in the parade and buy "grosses" of beads.

There's one thing for sure we got plenty of in Southeast Texas, and that is a ton of LSU graduates, new or old.
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I'm no native Louisianan, that's for sure. Even though I'm Texan by birth and all that, I've lived in Pineville and my wife is from Baton Rouge. Her side of the family is generations deep in the Opelousas to Baton Rouge area. I get the pleasure of visiting her vast family there on occasion.

In the 1990s I had some boarders in my house that were fresh college grads that were from Houma. Those guys were serious party animals that would go back home once a year for the local Mardis Gras. They were on a krew of some sort, it blew me away how much money they had to come up with to put a float in the parade and buy "grosses" of beads.

There's one thing for sure we got plenty of in Southeast Texas, and that is a ton of LSU graduates, new or old.
SW LA has great food. I've been to Opelousas.

Pineville LA? There's good bike riding in the Kisatchie National Forest. I lived in Alexandria for a while.

Some of my favorite bike riding is in the Feliciana Parishes north of Baton Rouge.
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Where ever you find one Catholic you will find a fifth old joke but still funny. I’m a white South Texan Catholic along with all my Hispanic brothers and sisters.
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So administrators, why is ****phone banned, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/****phone? Its a linguistic term. Its not a gay guys I Phone.
Don't cry over ****genized spilled milk.
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Don't cry over ****genized spilled milk.
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Southerners? Calling us white trash? What planet are you on. Listen to the video. These guys are Cubans. Cubans are not southerners. I'm Cuban. When they got into it, on the video, they are calling each other maricon, maricon. Dont know what that means? Look it up. The guys and girls that do these rides are mostly Hispanic, and very accomplished cat 1,2,3 racers and ex racers. Many are accomplished doctors , lawyers, mavens of industry. I know because I used do this wednesday ride for many years.

Miami is not "Southern". You really don't understand. Its the "stand your ground" law and the stupid entitlement culture of Miami that is the cause.

The southernmost state is not southern? 🤔
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The southernmost state is not southern? ��
Probably rooted in the history of the United States. Florida was Spanish territory when the 13 colonies became U.S. states.

Then there was the U.S. Civil War, of which I'm not sure how much of Florida was involved in that war.

Even Texas (member of the C.S.A. in the Civil War) isn't necessarily considered Southern by people from the southeastern U.S. When I've been in the Carolinas and Georgia, I've been told I'm not from the South, I'm from Texas.

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The southernmost state is not southern? 🤔
Southern geographically, but less so culturally
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Probably rooted in the history of the United States. Florida was Spanish territory when the 13 colonies became U.S. states.

Then there was the U.S. Civil War, of which I'm not sure how much of Florida was involved in that war.

Even Texas (member of the C.S.A. in the Civil War) isn't necessarily considered Southern by people from the southeastern U.S. When I've been in the Carolinas and Georgia, I've been told I'm not from the South, I'm from Texas.
My, how things change. Florida is a very big state.

Whether or not Florida is considered "Southern" depends on where in the state. Parts of extreme South Florida are very Southern, as are portions closer to Georgia and Alabama, but even there it varies by locality熔r at least it did when I was there, many long years ago. As far as the "War Between the States" as it's called in Southern regions, or the Civil War (northern regions), yes, Florida was very staunchly Confederate.

As for Texas, to a Southerner, that's not the South, that's "the West."
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Well then, they're close enough on enough critical points that we can, at bare minimum, call Texans "honorary" Southerners !!
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Careful saying that to Texans!
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Similar sentiments about points north being more southern have been expressed about New Orleans.
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