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TonyCasamento69

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Today, I happened to end up at classmates.com.  I haven't been to the site in ages and I came across something that may be old news to some of you but it was the first time I had seen it.  On the discussion board there is a topic called "A little miffed at MaterChristi.com."  It was published on 10/26/06. I am not a member of classmates.com so I was not able to respond to the post so I will do it here.  I will not post the entire message but if you cannot access it at Classmates, email me and I'll send it to you. I think you should read the entire message so I'm not accused of taking things out of context.

Let me first say that I'm not particularly offended by the post and I consider the poster to be a friend.  I just want to address some points in the posting.

Item 1:  "I posted 3 mesages one of which was a reply to "Send an American troop in Iraq a letter of support; what American could object to doing that?"

My reply was I could not send letter, that even a letter of support  showed my support for the war.  No need to explain my reply, M.C. Class of 68. "


My Response:  The issue was never over the content of his post, the issue was that he wanted to post anonymously. 

Item 2: "My reply was met with the demand I identify myself..."

My Response: I never demanded anything.  I just explained the rules of this board and indicated I could not bend the rules for him.

Item 3:
"So now I am banned from reading or posting at the MC.com message board..."

My Response: No one is banned from reading this message board.  For better or worse, it is open to the world.

Item 4: "
I am now banned because some redneck republican graduate living in Colorado didn't like my reply to his support of the troops/war request."


My Response: To reiterate, he can not post because he wants to do so anonymously.  That's the only reason.

Item 5:
"Be aware if you are registered at MC.com that your name and address is now public information. "

My Response:  We don't ask for anyone's address.  No doubt the internet has opened up some privacy issues in our society.  But I contend that the risks associated with this site are small compared to other issues.  For example, as outrageous as this may be, the Texas DMV sells their lists of licensed drivers.

Item 6: "I am disappointed in Tony Leto and his lack of backbone".

My Response:  I have a big problem with this.  I have nothing but the highest respect for Tony Leto and his backbone.  Regardless, to take a shot at Tony with no supporting statements in a forum where Tony may not be able to respond is cowardly.  I see no need to bring up personal issues in the post.  He needs to work this out with Tony.

Respectfully,

Tony





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It's news to me. I don't even know to what this referred.


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I wonder if the person in question is getting the two Tonys confused.  It has happened before. 

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So which one of you two Tonys is a redneck?
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Oi Vey!

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I'll see your two Tony's and raise you a Barry !!!!
Like the tree falling in the woods scenario , If you post somewhere nobody reads did you say anything ???

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Good grief! The world is too full of angry people.

If I remember the correct phrase from a class I took on union history - being called a red neck referred to union activists.  I believe (if I remember it correctly) that coal miners who were trying to organize and implement safety measures into the mining industry recognized each other because of the red neckerchiefs they wore.  So being called a red neck is not necessarily a bad thing.

Sorry to hear you were dissed - like I stated - too many angry people in the world.

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Kathi is correct concerning the United Mine Workers
wearing red scarves, but the term "Rednecks" also has
a religious/political connection.  Scottish Presbyterians,
in their battle against the English Anglicans, signed convenants to form their own state church using their
blood, and then wore red cloth around their necks.    Many of these people later emigrated to Ulster
where they became the Scots-Irish of Northern Ireland.
 
By the way, a person from Scotland is referred to as
either a Scot or Scottish.  They are not Scotch, which,
of course, is a drink.  Thus the term Scotch-Irish is
incorrect. 

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Jim.... I'm curious... Why would the Scotts move to Northern Ireland when the English were already ruling the six counties since about the 12th Century?....Seems strange that they would move there if they were having difficulties with the English......KJF'66.

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Thus the term Scotch-Irish is
incorrect.



But it flows so much easier.....the words not the drink....


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The Scots-Irish were offered land ownership and political
power over the native Roman Catholic population by
the English.  It is why after over 400 years of living in
Ireland they are still not considered true Irish by many
inhabitants.
 
The English solved two problems: they removed Scots
who were causing religious strife, and they found a
group who could run Ireland in their favor.
 
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I tell ya. Ya get such an education on this site. Religion, politics,,,, it's wonderful
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I wonder if the person in question is getting the two Tonys confused. It has happened before.


Turns out the posting was by SteveD, Class of 68 (he gave me permission to state that). I sent him a note yesterday and he did confuse the two Tonys. He had a very bad experience a few years back with his information being compromised on the web. He withdrew his data from the website and when he later returned, he took exception to the message board's new policy that anonymous postings would no longer be permitted. As the wounds were still fresh, WG took a hard line on the issue and Steve took it to indicate that he was deferring to the wishes of a conservative member who did not want anti-war postings on the site. Knowing that this is far from the truth, given WG's political leanings, I asked Steve to reconsider and return to the message board. We could always use another liberal around here.

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We could always use another liberal around here.


Like an axe between the eyes.

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couldn't resist this one -

Jim, to confuse things a bit more the LATIN word for The Irish is SCOTI.
Believe it or not the decision to repopulate Ireland w/ English came from the administration of Mary Tudor and carried out by Elizabeth.

A thought about the large Scots-Irish emigration to the US/South in the
18th C - might they be the forerunners of our beloved 'rednecks' of endless jokes?

Reading(weightlifting too) a fabulous tome on The Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch.  He also has one of the same proportions on Cramner -awaitning.  Wonderfully written and crammed full of goodies.

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