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27 Minutes Ago 12:30 AM
titustiger27
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

I saw it a different way... that a dentist on a Harley, only thinks he is a bad dude, but still is a doctor thinking he is cool because he has the coin to buy a Electro Glide... so if you fly a jolly rogers you are some kind of poser..

I've been wrong before.
51 Minutes Ago 12:06 AM
captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by Ritchard View Post
Pirate flags are like dentists on Harleys, or people who claim to be "really crazy!"
so.....what you are saying. let me make sure i get this right. what you are saying is that you can't be a biker and ride a motorcycle (or specifically a harley) unless you have a certain career. is that right?

i'm not a dentist or anything, so, i suppose it doesn't affect me directly. i suppose i have always had motorcycle worthy jobs. construction. motorcycle mechanic. welder. machinist. that kind of thing. i'm assuming such 'manly' blue collar work is what you think a biker should do. i hope it's not that you assume bikers should be poor, while dentists are fairly well to do, because, harleys are very expensive (hd stands for hundred dollars) and you practically need to be a dentist or something to go into the dealership and buy one.

anyhow, i have to tell you, i think that's a raft of ****.

i think that, in order to be a biker, it requires that you ride....a lot. that motorcycles are up there with your biggest priorities. that you at least have some idea of basic maintenance and can handle some basic roadside mechanical emergencies. the last two may just be me and my prejudice. i sway towards thinking every biker should be mechanically inclined. perhaps that is wrong. however, for a real biker who spends his life in the saddle, often several days ride away from anyone they can call to their rescue, it seems to me that mechanical ability is a survival skill.

however, i don't see that what you do for a living has anything to do with you being a real biker or not. there are dentists that are real bikers and there are construction workers that are weekend warriors.

of course, you didn't say biker. you said ride a harley. there is a big difference between a real biker and a harley rider. not all real bikers ride harleys and most harley riders aren't real bikers. but, i'm assuming that you meant biker when you said ride a harley. most people do and that sounded like it was your meaning.

that's the same kind of stereotyping that some of the anti-pirate flag people (i don't mean those who just thought it was lame. i meant ati pirate flag people) have been putting out about people who choose to fly a pirate flag: they are all immature, alcoholics, who can't sail their boats, and are obnoxious buttholes.

i have been dealing with that kind of small minded bs all my life. maybe that's one reason for my continued involvement in this thread.

it's better now that the yuppies started riding. back when i was younger, cops messed with you just because you were on a bike. you didn't have to do anything to get harassed. little old ladies would act like you were one of Attila's huns just waiting to rape their teenage daughters. employers often wouldn't hire you. there were even establishments that wouldn't let you come it to eat or get a beer. they'd have signs in the window letting everyone who might look like a biker know they couldn't come in.

it's different now....thanks to the yuppies (yeah. the dentists you disdain).

heck, i was seeing this 21 year old a few years ago (half my age). the second date she calls her mom out to meet me. so, here's this rough looking 42 year old biker with a big knife on his hip and a hoop in each ear and a red bandanna. leather jacket with chains and skulls on it. Satan's chopper leaning on it's kickstand; devil's pitchfork sissy bar and spikes for footpegs with a coffin tank. no rear suspension. just visualize the scene. it was what i thought was going to be a nightmare situation. she met me, thought i was a nice guy, and was ok with me seeing her daughter. that would have been a different scene when i was younger, before the yuppies started riding.

neither you nor anyone else can tell anything about a person by their job, the brand of their bike, the color of their skin, the boat they sail...or the pirate flag they might fly.
2 Hours Ago 10:29 PM
titustiger27
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

ahem....

2 Hours Ago 10:25 PM
Ritchard
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Pirate flags are like dentists on Harleys, or people who claim to be "really crazy!"
2 Hours Ago 10:13 PM
titustiger27
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by Don0190 View Post
I don't understand the connection between thieving murders on the seas (pirates) and gay rights.
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Originally Posted by rwells1022 View Post
I agree..
my guess is the point is that there are an appropriate time and place for everything, including flags ---- be it rainbow or jolly rogers

Which -- intentions or not --- I find key

You don't have to fly a pirate flag, think it is lame... definitely you shouldn't fly it.

edit:

don't fly a pirate flag where the Cleveland Browns play

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Originally Posted by Alibaba View Post
If you live in Pittsburgh you will see quite a few Pirate flags on the 3 rivers outside the stadium. No one will shoot at you.
Be careful. Just don't fly a Cleveland Browns anything within 200 miles of here.

Be careful, once you get past the head of the Ohio, The bridges only have 40`clearance.. and the wind is scare in the deep valleys.

I hope this clears things up for you.
5 Hours Ago 07:25 PM
Alibaba
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by radioguy View Post
Hey guys and gals,

I'm new to sailing. Is it considered lame to fly a pirate flag up on my shrouds or stays? Just a small one?

Thanks
RG
If you live in Pittsburgh you will see quite a few Pirate flags on the 3 rivers outside the stadium. No one will shoot at you.
Be careful. Just don't fly a Cleveland Browns anything within 200 miles of here.

Be careful, once you get past the head of the Ohio, The bridges only have 40`clearance.. and the wind is scare in the deep valleys.

I hope this clears things up for you.
6 Hours Ago 06:44 PM
Don0190
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by therapy23 View Post
Maybe it is the sodomy.

Give it a whirl and get back to us.
Might consider the murdering thieving part, afterwards I could fly a pirate flag and it wouldn't be lame for me. But still lame for others.

I don't have an issue if someone wants to do the same prereq for flying a rainbow flag. But if you want to combine the flags it seems only fair that you have to have combined the two actions.
6 Hours Ago 06:43 PM
captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by Don0190 View Post
I don't understand the connection between thieving murders on the seas (pirates) and gay rights.
i don't either. it appeared with that pic of the gay flag flying from the shrouds. once it had a foot in the door, it appears it was here to stay. hmmm coincidence?
6 Hours Ago 06:40 PM
captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by blt2ski View Post
hmmm. i didn't see that in the options. cool. i see. i missed the little (more) sign at the bottom.
6 Hours Ago 06:39 PM
therapy23
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by Don0190 View Post
I don't understand the connection between thieving murders on the seas (pirates) and gay rights.
Maybe it is the sodomy.

Give it a whirl and get back to us.
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