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Old 06-29-2007, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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wow...i went back and read....someone must have reported it....to me, it was very obviously a joke. But what do I know....I'm from that "lower social strata"....course, my IQ is 167.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:33 PM
 
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ED, no apology necessary, we also knew you were kidding.

You sound like a nice hard working individual with a family who just wants a better life, just like the rest of us.

You will have to come to Eastport for the BIG JULY 4TH celebration. The U.S.S. McFaul - DDG 74 will be arriving Sat. or Sun. just prior to the 4th, as well as the Cruise Ship- Spirit of Nantucket.
Everyone make sure and check out Eastport 4th of July for full festivities on July 4th, and please come and join us.
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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We will be in the beautyfull village of Lubec.
We will pass by your new house on our way up in September. Instead of !-95 (Is that right?), we are going the scenic Route 1 on the way up.
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:33 AM
 
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wow...i went back and read....someone must have reported it....to me, it was very obviously a joke. But what do I know....I'm from that "lower social strata"....course, my IQ is 167.

yes, Molly....I reported it and asked that it be closed. And yes, I was fully aware that Ed was "joking". But the issue was larger than the telling of a “joke”, and as someone who says he was in law enforcement and dealt with domestic violence issues, it was disappointing to see that he (and others) initially saw nothing wrong with posting jokes about it on a public forum.

Such jokes trivialize the actions of abusers who make the choice to control others through violence. And in a society in which one in four women will be battered by an intimate partner (and Maine has it’s share of domestic violence issues), the last thing needed is to tell jokes about such a subject. I know that no one on here would post jokes about beating gays or members of minority races, and wife-beating jokes are just as egregious.

Yes, we are each entitled to our own sense of humor, and have the right to enjoy humor in whatever way we choose. But if one chooses to support humor that is hurtful to others, you must accept responsibility for the impact of these choices. Jokes about domestic violence marginalize the experiences of victims, and project to them that you don’t understand or care about the severity of their experiences. A friend of mine counsels domestic violence victims, and when he asks them how jokes impact their healing, every one of them says they feel demeaned and that their experiences are devalued in the eyes of others. I would hope everyone here can understand and appreciate that.

That being said, I am pleased that Ed has posted an apology, and has moved on from this subject, as have I.
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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in this incredible world of political correctness, I am not surprised Toria that you reported this.
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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ED, no apology necessary, we also knew you were kidding.

You sound like a nice hard working individual with a family who just wants a better life, just like the rest of us.

You will have to come to Eastport for the BIG JULY 4TH celebration. The U.S.S. McFaul - DDG 74 will be arriving Sat. or Sun. just prior to the 4th, as well as the Cruise Ship- Spirit of Nantucket.
Everyone make sure and check out Eastport 4th of July for full festivities on July 4th, and please come and join us.
great post Trom! I'm heading down today to get the house ready....we have the boiler fixed so now we have hot water! I hadn't seen you around here for a while so I'm glad to see your post Do you have company coming for the festivities? Ed, we'll expect you and your family to be there next year!
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Greater Metropolitan Bangor
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Dave do you live near Lubec. You and I realy need to hang out. I think we could get kicked out of a few bars togeather. And I have been sober for 14 years.
No, I'm over Bangor way, which is probably a good thing for society in general.
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:02 AM
 
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Think you'll enjoy it here. Feel free to kick any domestic abusers behind you find, I'll be cheering you on!
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Greater Metropolitan Bangor
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Ed, have you hugged your wife yet today?
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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ED, You will have to come to Eastport for the BIG JULY 4TH celebration. The U.S.S. McFaul - DDG 74 will be arriving Sat. or Sun. just prior to the 4th, as well as the Cruise Ship- Spirit of Nantucket.
Everyone make sure and check out Eastport 4th of July for full festivities on July 4th, and please come and join us.

I am Private Pilot and flew there a few years ago for the 4th I only spent the day (new pilot and didn't want to fly that night) I was very impressed with the festivities and had a great time. I plan to go again somtime in the future.
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