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    Quote Originally Posted by Unklescott;2920926;
    In honor of Jackie Robinson who became the first African-American in major league baseball sixty years ago today.
    Unk, did you know that an incident involving Jackie Robinson in 1959 was the spark that really started the Greenville, SC Civil Rights movement? He was denied the ability to wait in the waiting area at the airport here and because of that, a huge march on the Airport was organized on Jan. 1, 1960 and because of that, they desegregated the waiting areas at the airport which led to even more protests that eventually helped Greenville, SC desegregate in a very peaceful manner. But it all started here with Jackie Robinson.

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    I'm cheering on my basement-dwelling Tigers!!! They finally won 2 in a row!!! Hopefully they'll swap places with the Indians after this next series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veejer;2922726;
    I'm cheering on my basement-dwelling Tigers!!! They finally won 2 in a row!!! Hopefully they'll swap places with the Indians after this next series.
    With the problems our bullpen is having that will probably be what happens.

    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;2922716;
    Unk, did you know that an incident involving Jackie Robinson in 1959 was the spark that really started the Greenville, SC Civil Rights movement?
    No, I wasn't aware of that.

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    Re: How/Why did you choose your avatar?

    Back to Foggy.

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    April 22nd is Earth Day 2008. We better do something so our kids and their kids will have a planet to live on.
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    This weekend I'm only showing half of my kitty Lexi. My better half, my sweetie, isn't here. We decided he shouldn't risk the drive because the highway had flurries and icy conditions.

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    In honor of Earth Day, I've brought back my Lorax avatar.

    "SO...
    Catch!" calls the Once-ler.
    He lets something fall.
    "It's a Truffula Seed.
    It's the last one of all!
    You're in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds.
    And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs.
    Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care.
    Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air.
    Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack.
    Then the Lorax
    and all of his friends
    may come back." ~ The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
    "Fish are friends, not food, but everything else is fair game." ~ Pating, Survivor Cagayan Pool

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    Re: How/Why did you choose your avatar?

    Time for a bit of levity
    - The Dean Martin Show -

    Petula Clark: You know they say you can't buy happiness.
    Dean Martin: No but you can pour it..

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    Back to Foggy and hoping that my Cleveland Indians can reverse the way they're playing.

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    Time to go cruising.

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