The Sissifying of America Continues

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"According to Nassau[ County, New York]'s 'Section 8 Lopsided Score Committee', you can win – but not by more than 42 points."

Howard Roarke nods wistfully.
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  • Posted by chad 2 years, 6 months ago
    Four years ago I started working for a school that had previously banned sports as evil. When a new administration took over and kids wanted to participate in the games they were awful, losing 96 - 6 sometimes. If the coach had demanded that the kids be treated "fairly" they would have learned that their current skill levels were adequate and needed only a little improvement. The kids kept working, the coach was persistent and this year the team went to state, only placed fourth which is an enormous improvement and are more determined that they can take a state title with more effort.
    Kids who lack skills do not need to learn that they are adequate or even in an acceptable range. Learning anything is difficult and improving something is often times even harder and worth the effort. This translates to whether you are sweeping a floor and trying to find ways to do your job better or building or engineering. Exploring is difficult, improving is harder. The reward for human striving is worth the effort, otherwise we would all be walking to where we want to go because it is good enough!
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 2 years, 6 months ago
    And it isn't only in sports. In the 1970's, when I worked at a curb service restaurant in Staunton, one of the cashiers took issue with my getting into the window over the counter faster than my fellow workers, and didn't want to give me the order; she said we ought all to take out an equal number of orders. I denounced this. Another cashier complained to the boss-man (the one who had hired me; son of the business-owner) that I didn't take turns, but went straight to the window. He said, with some apparent annoyance, "There is no such thing as taking turns"; that the order went to the one at the window; and if some people thought they were going to get by just sitting on their butts, they weren't going to be there very long. When I read Ayn Rand's article "The Age of Envy", I thought I recognized that socialistic cashier.
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    • Posted by 2 years, 6 months ago
      HAR!!! =8-D

      This reminds me of the early days of my career. [I had to bing the DuckDuckGo for Staunton. I'm guessing that it is in the People's Commonwealth of Virginia.]

      In my case, I was in Miami, waiting tables in a restaurant with a beautiful view that was popular among tourists. Our signature dish was Lobster Imperial, a baked Florida Lobster with the body cavity stuffed with crab meat and topped with Sauce Hollandaise. Basically, it was a Heart Attack To Go.

      I sold those things to tourists in English, German, and Spanish—because I am from Miami, and I can do that—so much that the chef held lobsters aside for me, just for fun and to see if I could sell them all.

      Inevitably, I moved on to graduate school, and left the restaurant floor. A few years later, I was visiting my brother, and we went to my old employer for lunch. I saw my old boss at the bar and introduced myself. He drawled at me in his Southern German accent, "I remember you. You were a real prima donna." The funniest bit is that my German more closely approximates standard German than his Kauderwelsch dialect does.

      "And the horse you rode in on..." I did not actually say, but showed in my eyes.
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      • Posted by LibertyBelle 2 years, 6 months ago
        Sorry to be so ignorant, but what does "And the horse you rode in on..." refer to?
        ( Of course, I personally would never serve lobster, but that's irrelevant to this issue)
        Of course, Staunton is in Virginia; I consider it the greatest city on earth, because that is where the job was that I was so happy on for a time.
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  • Posted by evlwhtguy 2 years, 6 months ago
    Typical disastrous liberal solution to an actual non existent problem. The winning team was forced to....".....began a humiliating strategy of punting on first down, taking a knee in the end zone. Humiliating for both the Owls, as they did not work for or earn any respect from fans in the stands, and the Red Devils, who were forced to make a mockery of the game".......This is actually worse for the psyche loosing team because it rubs in the fact that they are outclassed. This kind of ridiculous BS is why we have homeless encampments and poo and needles in the streets in major Democrat cities.
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 2 years, 6 months ago
    Here's a silly dino thought~~
    When I was a Marine recruit being trained at Parris Island, we would jog in formation and the drill instructor would chant,
    "PT! Good for you! PT! Good for me.!" Other stuff like "Um good!" was included.
    PT referred to physical training. We all know what PC means.
    "PC! Bad for you! PC! Bad for me!
    Um bad! Really sad! Um bad! Really bad!
    I don't know but I've been told!
    PC's worse than having a bad cold!
    A bad cold will go away!
    PC slaves every word you say
    Sound off!
    PC bad!!
    Sound off!
    PC sad!"
    Me dino warned you this would be silly.
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  • Posted by $ WilliamShipley 2 years, 6 months ago
    There is an aspect of courtesy to avoid humiliating a defeated opponent. Typically this is when you put your second or third string people in to give them some playing time.

    I don't think it should be a formal rule,though.
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  • Posted by exceller 2 years, 6 months ago
    The epidemic:

    "Math is racist", "students should be graded on effort not results", "excelling in a subject is racist because it discriminates against the dumb", the list continues.
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    • Posted by $ rainman0720 2 years, 6 months ago
      I sure as Hell hope my surgeon is graded on his/her results and not on just efforts.

      Same for my airline pilot.

      And the people who design and build any structure where I spend any time, the people at the various pharmaceutical companies who put together the drugs I need, etc.
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    • Posted by 2 years, 6 months ago
      As in the Soviet gulags, this kind of thing destroys the weak, while merely weakening the strong. All lose, but only the strong survive.

      Whatever leftists touch, it is the alleged beneficiaries of their activism who bear the greatest cost.
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    • Posted by KevinSchwinkendorf 2 years, 6 months ago
      "Math is racist" - Uh, yeah. I've actually heard that one before. But, the correct application of math did get us to the moon and back. Not to mention computers, the internet, 5G, nuclear power, jet travel, and a myriad of other 21st-century advancements. I may have a PhD in nuclear engineering (which did take some math skills), but hey, what do I know? I guess I'm just a racist. Funny, isn't it, I was also a racist for opposing communism (while the Kenyan commie was president).
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      • Posted by 2 years, 6 months ago
        I have a PhD in Finance and an MA in Economics. Likewise, I have some skill in statistics and more skill in mathematics than most of my colleagues.

        If maff is racis', then so be it. So is basketball.

        Roll with it.
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  • Posted by Russpilot 2 years, 6 months ago
    Just give the losing team all a participation trophy but let the better team play to the best of their ability. Or, stop keeping score for the winning team at a certain point so that they can still get their practice and game experience without it looking like they are stomping the s**t out of the "poor little unprepared" team. Neither of these is a good option, but it might help to squelch the snowflake outrage.
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    • Posted by $ Snezzy 2 years, 6 months ago
      Not a good option at all. Even little kids can see through this kind of stuff. A friend's four-year-old daughter participated in a costume contest. The judges awarded "first" prizes to everyone. My friend's daughter said, "If everybody wins it's just like nobody wins."
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  • Posted by Rex_Little 2 years, 6 months ago
    The concern here is overblown. There have been "mercy rules" in various sports, at the amateur level, as long as I can remember (and I'm 70). Even at the pro level, the referee will stop the fight if a boxer is getting too badly beaten.

    Granted, when there's such a rule in place, it usually mandates that the game be stopped when the disparity in score reaches a certain level. That's what should have happened here, instead of punishing the winning coach.
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    • Posted by 2 years, 6 months ago
      When I was growing up, we called it skunking.

      If one opponent fell behind by some arbitrary difference in scores, the game was called.

      If you are getting skunked, then you are out of your league.
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