Hank Aaron

shamrock

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Absolutely. I've been around a long time and there is every reason "to be bitter about these things." I can't begin to express the CONTEMPT I feel for the, shall we say hypocrisy. The DWFs (a term coined by Don, I believe) never notice their hero worship of blacks is never reciprocated. Not one iota.

However, Mantle and DiMaggio were eulogized at their deaths more than Aaron, if anything. In fact, the President of the United States (Bill Clinton) made a special announcement before the TV cameras when Joe DiMaggio died. That was over two decades ago. Now, Mantle and DiMaggio would be attacked as "symbols of white supremacy," which now happens to Tom Brady.

It's important to point out this cowardly, hypocritical behavior whenever possible.

So true, Sports Historian, but what does DWF stand for? Context tells me it's a kind of white person for whom I've long had great contempt and with whom I'm all too familiar.
 

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DWF = Drunk White Fan.

The type of white fan who is dazzled by Room Brightening Smiles.

Ah! Thanks, Hock. What I had in mind, though, was the kind of white sports fan who praises black athletes all the time and who often believes the media propaganda that blacks are better athletes than whites. My nephews, for instance, had their bedroom walls papered with posters of famous black football and basketball players with nary a white player in sight.

You see it also in You Tube comments, white men fawning over black athletes moreso than their own, perpetually writing how much better Lawrence Taylor was than Dick Butkus, or how Willie Mays was a better ballplayer than Babe Ruth, or how Marciano or Dempsey would have no chance against Mike Tyson or Joe Frazier or Ali. These are the kinds of whites that make me nauseated. I have nothing against a white giving due credit to a fine black athlete, but when they continually favor the black athlete to the good white athlete, it becomes disgusting.

With some whites it's undoubtedly self-righteousness (virtue signaling), but with others it's sheer ignorance or complete unawareness or just buying the media brainwash. I was appalled when I first saw my nephew's bedroom hung with those giant posters of black athletes. I wanted to tell him, "You don't do this, boy! These guys aren't your people," but I know his mother (my sister) wouldn't have appreciated it. Some time later they flew down from Colorado and visited me. I had a framed display of 25 baseball cards hanging in my kitchen, and I noticed how they marveled at it while probably thinking, "Our uncle is prejudiced." You see, there wasn't a black face in those cards.
 

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Ah! Thanks, Hock. What I had in mind, though, was the kind of white sports fan who praises black athletes all the time and who often believes the media propaganda that blacks are better athletes than whites. My nephews, for instance, had their bedroom walls papered with posters of famous black football and basketball players with nary a white player in sight.

You see it also in You Tube comments, white men fawning over black athletes moreso than their own, perpetually writing how much better Lawrence Taylor was than Dick Butkus, or how Willie Mays was a better ballplayer than Babe Ruth, or how Marciano or Dempsey would have no chance against Mike Tyson or Joe Frazier or Ali. These are the kinds of whites that make me nauseated. I have nothing against a white giving due credit to a fine black athlete, but when they continually favor the black athlete to the good white athlete, it becomes disgusting.

With some whites it's undoubtedly self-righteousness (virtue signaling), but with others it's sheer ignorance or complete unawareness or just buying the media brainwash. I was appalled when I first saw my nephew's bedroom hung with those giant posters of black athletes. I wanted to tell him, "You don't do this, boy! These guys aren't your people," but I know his mother (my sister) wouldn't have appreciated it. Some time later they flew down from Colorado and visited me. I had a framed display of 25 baseball cards hanging in my kitchen, and I noticed how they marveled at it while probably thinking, "Our uncle is prejudiced." You see, there wasn't a black face in those cards.
Shamrock is the George Wallace tunnel still called the George Wallace tunnel or has the PC Police had it changed? It has been a long time since I have been to Mobile.
 

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Shamrock is the George Wallace tunnel still called the George Wallace tunnel or has the PC Police had it changed? It has been a long time since I have been to Mobile.

Ah, Booth, so you've been to my fair hometown! Alas, those Mobile days were the days of my callow youth (age 6-26, 1956-1976). I now live in nearby Florida so still get by there occasionally.

Apparently some white family (of course - more traitors to their own people) has filed a petition to have the tunnel's name changed. The city has long since replaced many of the great old street names and substituted names like "Rosa Parks" Avenue, "MLK" Boulevard, etc. An elementary school that had been known as Augusta Evans School (after a Mobile writer of the Civil War era) has also since been changed - to Aunt Jemima School, or some such I suppose.

In fact, the Confederacy's most famous admiral lived his life in Mobile, Admiral Raphael Semmes. His home was just a few blocks down Government Street after you exited the old tunnel (the Bankhead), and it was marked by a historical plaque. Hopefully the plaque still stands. There was also a nice statue of the admiral down on the Mobile River, though I'd be surprised if that has survived the Antifa barbarism. There once was an old and distinguished hotel on Government Street named The Raphael Semmes, but I think they've changed that name too. The city was apartheid up until about 1968. I enjoyed living there. By the 1970s everything was changing.

An inveterate reader, I loved going to the Mobile Public Library, a quiet place to read with a nice selection of books. By 1972 it had become a noisy place trammeled by blacks from everywhere, and the library had to put up detector gates to prevent books from being stolen. I ceased going there. In the 1960s there had been a street called Davis Avenue, and everyone knew that no blacks ever dared cross Davis Avenue unless they expected to get the "business" from the Mobile police. Everything in downtown Mobile at that time was segregated. Mobile was one of the safest places in the nation. All that had changed by about 1970. Gone with the wind, I suppose.
 
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