What Happened To 'truckers'?

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6 string rhythm's Comment
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Anytime anybody laments about the present and waxes nostalgic about the days of old, they have lost perspective on a fundamental truth, or perhaps never understood it

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Oh is that what it is? So anytime someone believes that something used to be better than it is today means they're simply delusional? Why is that? Because everything always stays the same or gets better?

Example.....I've always loved Christmas and everything about it - the decorations, Christmas Carols, Christmas plays, the energy in the air - everything about it. But in recent years in my region they've basically outlawed the public celebration of Christmas. You won't hear kids singing Christmas Carols anymore...they sing "Holiday Songs" which are neutral and generic. You won't find Christmas Trees in many places outside the home any longer. You'll find "Holiday Decorations" instead which are neutral and have no association to anything. My best friend and her mother worked at a jewelry store in the mall for many years. In recent years they had to sign a paper agreeing not to say the words "Merry Christmas" to customers anymore. They were to say "Happy Holidays". The first time they wish someone Merry Christmas they get written up. The second time they're fired. And lastly, one of my favorite things to do was go to the mall on the 22nd or 23rd when everything was at a peak because the decorations were awesome and the spirit was so much fun. But nowadays they do not decorate the malls around here for Christmas. They look exactly the same way at Christmas as the do in June. You won't find any ornaments or giant Christmas trees or nothing.

But hey, maybe I've just lost perspective on a fundamental truth or never understood it. Why don't you help me understand it a little better? Because it seems to me if someone would have told me years ago that I'd be living in a world someday where you'd be reprimanded for wishing someone Merry Christmas I would've never thought it could be possible.

You're missing my point, and I wouldn't disagree with anything you've just mentioned here Brett. Again, I was speaking towards why people behave and act a certain way, speaking about concepts related to human nature. You're talking about political issues, social issues, economic issues, how technology changes how we interact - all great points to recognize. I'm peeling away a few more layers of the onion. We're not saying opposing things here, my friend.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Seems over the years, we've gotten brainwashed by media, and the politicians, to be more "Politically Correct" to foreigners. I say screw that! They come here, THEY should adapt to OUR culture. Schools aren't any better. They don't/can't say the Pledge of Allegiance anymore? WTF is that? Surprised that with the upcoming "Black Friday" the NAACP or the like, haven't raised a racial stink over that?? LOL Could go on and on over how anything that isn't PC, coming from the white man is racist. Hell I'm an equal opportunity racist, I hate everyone the same LOL (kidding, hates no one)

Justin N.'s Comment
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It is kind of true that folks are selfish and uncaring, but this is Your Fault Brett. You live in New York! What else do you expect from the most Yankee state in all history.

Now this aint so where I live. In the south we are just a lot more friendly.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Oh man! I'm bringing out the popcorn for this one! Anyone want to join me?

Go on guys.....

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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Oh man! I'm bringing out the popcorn for this one! Anyone want to join me?

Go on guys.....

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Was thinking the same thing. Them der be really big words. smile.gif

Larry B. 's Comment
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Your right on Brett. We are now part of an entitlement generation. I heard someone say once that our grandparents sacrificed themselves so their children could have a better Future. This generation is sacrificing our children's future so we can have a better life now.

Heavy C's Comment
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Wow this just took a wrong turn into crazy town. Best thing about this is, is that all of this is just opinions. And you know what they say about those

Opinions are like *******s. Everybody has one, but they all stink.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Indy's Comment
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Merry Christmas everyone!

shocked.png How dare you? You have offended me beyond measure sir, and I shall never frequent thus forum again ... Good day!!!

Heavy C's Comment
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shocked.png How dare you? You have offended me beyond measure sir, and I shall never frequent thus forum again ... Good day!!!

I would say I'm sorry buuuutttttt......

I'm not. Have a great day though!

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