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    Re: Wussification of America

    The right constantly whines about PC yet complains bitterly about speech that is offensive to Christians. Hypocrits.
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The right constantly whines about PC yet complains bitterly about speech that is offensive to Christians. Hypocrits.


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    Re: Wussification of America

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    I think most children who grew in a single parent household would disagree with that. I believe the opposite - kids who grow up in a mother-only household tend to have to fend for themselves sooner than most.
    By ten, I had a job and siblings to look after. It wasn't good for me, as I wasn't ready. I was overly praised, but not coddled. My responsibilities were many, I carried burdens I couldn't even understand yet handle, and I certainly abused my power over my younger brothers and sister.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    I'd say that chances are good he wasnt fired because the school feared his behavior but because the school feared what would happen if they didn't fire him.

    Unfortunately, we've grown to become a culture of crybabies and losers who think they're entitled to become multimillionaires should they be fortunate enough to be yelled at or spill a hot cup of coffee in their own lap.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by manc skipper View Post
    the right constantly whines about pc yet complains bitterly about speech that is offensive to christians. Hypocrits.
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I agree with Bolling's point yesterday about Americans becoming wussies and political correctness being a major source.

    There's the sense of entitlement since we don't let kid's experience failure nowadays. That includes things from not letting kids fail at school when their results are insufficient to handing out participation trophies. Some schools are even banning sporting activities to prevent anyone from feeling like a loser.

    We surrender to just about any complaint, rather that seeing if any of the responsibility falls on the complainant. For example, schools are removing a cross or picture of Jesus if one or two people complain, even if a hundred want it there. Someone needs to speak up and tell them to ignore it if they don't like it.

    You might say "the older generation always says the younger is worse." However, the upward trends for the numbers in divorce, kids born out of wedlock, government handouts, obesity, average age people live with parents until, etc. speak for themselves.

    What will it take to get society to acknowledge these mistakes and fix them? Feel free to add more.

    Eric Bolling: Mike Rice Firing Symbol Of 'The Wussification Of American Men' (VIDEO)
    Back in the day I'd get "Boys Life" magazine. There would often be articles about identifying wildlife, setting snares and traps, building tip up's for fishing, marksmanship, archery, etc. We'd read the magazine and then go out and try some of the stuff. We had more or less free access to all kinds of hand tools and were expected to build our own forts. Somebody's dad would stop by from time to time to check progress and occasionally offer a little advice and somebody's mom was always available with iodine and band aids (though we tried to get the more gruesome stuff to dad first). We ALWAYS had contests and NOBODY wanted to come in last. We cheated at games and got caught...and paid the price. We figured out ways to get things done effectively and efficiently BECAUSE we failed so often and we were damned proud when we hit that milestone. It taught us integrity and determination and it was like a badge of honor when Mr. so and so would say "Call me Bob" (or whatever) because we knew that we had EARNED that respect.

    When I got a little older and got busted coming home hours late and more than a little tipsy the penalty was usually a wake up at the crack of dawn, a greasy breakfast and a full day of hard labor. There might not have been a lot said but I knew that complaining wasn't going to fly and excuses were out of the question. When the day was over, dinner was finished and the dishes were cleaned I may well have been handed a beer which I knew was as much a reminder as it was a reward.

    Today I just don't see as much of that. I was talking to a family friend the other day who was complaining about his high schooler slacking off. The kid was more interested in cars and girls than he was in grades. The guy admitted that he was a pushover and he was frustrated when his kid told him "I don't know" or "I don't remember" for every failure. I suggested that he wait until his kid fell asleep and then go out to the driveway, put his kids car up on blocks and hide the wheels. Then, in the morning when his kid noticed he could just shrug and say "I don't know". I'm pretty sure it never happened.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The right constantly whines about PC yet complains bitterly about speech that is offensive to Christians. Hypocrits.
    The left constantly whines about how Christians can be so judgmental... must not like the competition.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    I'd say that chances are good he wasnt fired because the school feared his behavior but because the school feared what would happen if they didn't fire him.

    Unfortunately, we've grown to become a culture of crybabies and losers who think they're entitled to become multimillionaires should they be fortunate enough to be yelled at or spill a hot cup of coffee in their own lap.
    Or it could be because the flimsy facade of some sort of healthy, team spirit building comraderie building "future men & dads of America" was busted wide open.........................

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Or one could be cool headed and see that this is nothing to get whiny about happening to a coach. But that would be the "old guy" thing to do.
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    The left constantly whines about how Christians can be so judgmental... must not like the competition.


    No. What really bothers me is they are merely some special interest group thinking they are entitled to special treatment and taxfree status......................

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