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Old 01-24-2012, 10:32 AM   #71
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Yeah, its me. Just trying to be politically correct. It's very difficult you know. It doesn't come naturally for most of the world's people.

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Wait...you mean it does for the people from off-world?
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:13 AM   #72
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Originally Posted by dznf0g;1097799....why is righteous even in this conversation. Someone look it up.....does not compute with anything having to do with green or ASes or camping or anything else having to do with this conversation.








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Definition of RIGHTEOUS[/B]

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: acting in accord with divine or moral law : free from guilt or sin

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a : morally right or justifiable <a righteous decision> b : arising from an outraged sense of justice or morality <righteous indignation>

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slang : genuine, excellent.
OK- here's the deal: The topic of this thread derives from, as I said, a different thread on this forum. To keep this short, I was arguing (along with others) that the very decision to own and use a travel trailer (and tv) entails a rather large amount of environmental impact that also somewhat diminishes our PC entitlement to lecture others on the details. One response to this seemed to be that if your trailer was used, you were free of guilt, sin, baggage, environmental impact, whatever you want to call it. Hence my usage of the word "righteous" (see definition 1, above)and because I figured it would be an attention-getting word in the title of this thread. Another context for all this is that I live 15 miles away from Boulder, Colorado, and am within the fall-out zone for the endless PC yammering that then typically blows into Kansas and Nebraska, killing the grass and prairie dogs. joke.
So- I was wanting to put this idea of "righteousness", or "sanctimony", or smugness (to use plainer English) out there, in regards our common chosen hobby and/or passion. The catalyst was a comment in a recent thread, but it has come up before.
Hope this explains more of where I was coming from. (Longmont)
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:18 AM   #73
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Owning a used RV definitely makes me more righteous than people who buy new ones, absolutely no doubt about that.

But I make up for it by owning a boat, too.

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Old 01-24-2012, 11:20 AM   #74
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Just want to say, too, that I have never laughed so hard as at some of the postings here..Thanks! I needed that.


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Old 01-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #75
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I haven't really spent any time in Longmont. I guess I may have driven through there a few times. It is near Boulder and I have been there many times and it is an interesting place.

I had always thought of Longmont as just another suburb, but I guess I was wrong.

Ken (w7ts) and tphan both come from there and may be the same person with a serious psychological problem—multiple personalities perhaps. Nonetheless, maybe I have not taken Longmont seriously enough. It may be even stranger than Oak Creek or other old mountain mining towns.

Zlee doesn't live that far away from Longmont. She'd better be careful about going in that direction.

250+ miles from Longmont to my house and I feel safe with the highest peaks of the Rockies between us.

On another note, I'd have used "virtuous" and not "righteous". If you own two Airstreams, are they the Righteous Brothers?

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Owning a used RV definitely makes me more righteous than people who buy new ones, absolutely no doubt about that.

But I make up for it by owning a boat, too.

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Definitely, Streamers with botes are much more devine than the boteless.

PC then and now, we are a much better Country after the awaykining.

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Old 01-24-2012, 12:55 PM   #77
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Definitely, Streamers with botes are much more devine than the boteless.

PC then and now, we are a much better Country after the awaykining.

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We are obviously not fully awakened yet, I am offended by that dog picture. It is obviously a pro evolutionary reference to the ship on which Darwin made his supposed voyage of discovery, HMS Beagle.

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Old 01-24-2012, 01:15 PM   #78
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I haven't really spent any time in Longmont. I guess I may have driven through there a few times. It is near Boulder and I have been there many times and it is an interesting place.

I had always thought of Longmont as just another suburb, but I guess I was wrong.

Ken (w7ts) and tphan both come from there and may be the same person with a serious psychological problem—multiple personalities perhaps. Nonetheless, maybe I have not taken Longmont seriously enough. It may be even stranger than Oak Creek or other old mountain mining towns.

Zlee doesn't live that far away from Longmont. She'd better be careful about going in that direction.

250+ miles from Longmont to my house and I feel safe with the highest peaks of the Rockies between us.

On another note, I'd have used "virtuous" and not "righteous". If you own two Airstreams, are they the Righteous Brothers?

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Gene- If Crawford is out on the west slope somewhere, I think I've been there. Near Paonia? Longmont is kind of a bedroom community for Boulder and Denver, though distinctly LESS "hip". For example, the Butterball turkey processing plant, on the main drag 2 blocks from oldtown, just closed. Don't even say "Turkey processing plant" in Boulder, it is a misdemeanor offense.
I am a figment of w7ts's imagination that he sometimes uses as a nom-de-plume (Canadian for "name-of-feather") to further his own deranged rants on this otherwise respected forum. Don't blame me for anything he or I say...
This "Zlee" you mention is always welcome in Longmont. We have other extra-terrestrials living here (above mentioned w7ts) who would be more than happy to show her around. The turkey plant is no longer open for tours, though.
I don't know if you're safe over there- but I'd check for Boulder plates every now and then.
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Obviously Longmont is the high rent district what with turkey plants and all.
The best we can do out here in the boonies is chicken plants. Although I have known a few turkeys
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What you all get up to when I'm off driving! I actually spend a fair amount of time in Longmont.

Gene, Tphan is aware (after a friendly exchange of PMs) that I've spent most of my time on the other thread carefully winding him up (or as we'd say in the States, yanking his chain). I'm sure he was just trying to return the favor! It takes practice to wind up effectively, though (as in, make people rush to defend their viewpoint passionately, yet not be actively insulting). I give him a point for the effort though.

Stick with it, tphan/Grasshopper.

Anyway, I'm sure Ken knew I was just verbally horsing around. (Besides, I'm disposed to like anyone who loves cats as much as me.) And now I have a place to dump my grey water tank. I don't know why he doesn't want my black tank though. I mean, at this point it should be OBVIOUS that my **** don't stink.
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What you all get up to when I'm off driving! I actually spend a fair amount of time in Longmont.

Gene, Tphan is aware (after a friendly exchange of PMs) that I've spent most of my time on the other thread carefully winding him up (or as we'd say in the States, yanking his chain). I'm sure he was just trying to return the favor! It takes practice to wind up effectively, though (as in, make people rush to defend their viewpoint passionately, yet not be actively insulting). I give him a point for the effort though.

Stick with it, tphan/Grasshopper.

Anyway, I'm sure Ken knew I was just verbally horsing around. (Besides, I'm disposed to like anyone who loves cats as much as me.) And now I have a place to dump my grey water tank. I don't know why he doesn't want my black tank though. I mean, at this point it should be OBVIOUS that my **** don't stink.
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Oh, you hipster.
If you ever see me in Longmont say "Yo Bro". I'm the dark haired guy that has his pants just below his butt, floppy unlaced shoes, and a wife beater shirt (if its cold, I wear an open untucked LS flannel over it). I hang downtown with my homies.
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If you ever see me in Longmont say "Yo Bro". I'm the dark haired guy that has his pants just below his butt, floppy unlaced shoes, and a wife beater shirt (if its cold, I wear an open untucked LS flannel over it). I hang downtown with my homies.
Dude, we have to make you over. Hipsters are more likely slightly grunge metrosexual, and would be found slumming it in o'shay's or cafe Luna or breakfasting at Lucille's.
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