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Golden One said:

Well, there is nothing of substance to "listen" to.


I feel sorry for you
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B.A. Bearacus said:

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You're a typical liberal. When he/she has no facts he/she makes up facts to suit himself/herself. You allege that I have no black friends. I have no idea if you're black, white, or brown, and I really don't care. I don't judge people by the color of their skin. But I'm willing to bet that I have more black friends than you do.
Golden O, if it were a white player kneeling during the National Anthem to spotlight changes needed in the American Catholic Church to rid itself of systemic child abuse, would you be similarly up in arms?
Yes, because in my opinion that's neither the time or place to be conducting such a protest. It has nothing to do with color. By the way, Kaepernick is half white.
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going4roses said:

Golden One said:

Well, there is nothing of substance to "listen" to.


I feel sorry for you
Don't. If you want to feel sorry for someone, do so for those who make every issue about race. I'm doing just fine, thank you.
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Another Bear said:

Frankly at this very point in time conservatives should really just STFU about using facts, civility and reason. Why, Trump is POTUS and the GOP have fully backed his lunacy despite internal descent from senior staffers.

'nuff said about the ANTI-DEMOCRACY Republican party. Go fcck yourselves you traitors.


Yet another example of a lib stooping to name calling, profanity and denigration of others. You guys are something else. You just can't deal with viewpoints in opposition to yours. Sad. Very sad.
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From Steve Bannon's favorite news source:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2017/dec/08/donald-trump-russia-investigation-key-questions-latest-news-collusion-timeline?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
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Golden One said:

B.A. Bearacus said:


Golden O, if it were a white player kneeling during the National Anthem to spotlight changes needed in the American Catholic Church to rid itself of systemic child abuse, would you be similarly up in arms?
Yes, because in my opinion that's neither the time or place to be conducting such a protest. It has nothing to do with color. By the way, Kaepernick is half white.
OK, Golden O, this is where I have to say enjoy the remainder of this presidency. See you on the flip side.
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Obama kind of took a swipe at Kap by saying the way to protest is to vote. Kap believes not voting is also a form of protest. On that issue I'm throwing my lot in with the Harvard Law guy instead of the guy that could never see the second receiver. However, anything that causes stress to the orange tub of guts I am ok with.
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bearister said:

Obama kind of took a swipe at Kap by saying the way to protest is to vote. Kap believes not voting is also a form of protest. On that issue I'm throwing my lot in with the Harvard Law guy instead of the guy that could never see the second receiver. However, anything that causes stress to the orange tub of guts I am ok with.
I will assume that Kap, like all of us, will find some things said in his 20s to be regrettable.

But when will I look at this older person the same... I dunno.
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Catholic school girls, there's two basic types; the fun ones and the YTTYMT*, who are often the hottest ones. The first one doesn't relate to sex, the second most definitely does. YMMV.






*you touch them, you marry them
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bearister said:

I have always maintained that Catholic school girls have positive attributes....and speaking of maintenance and Catholic school girls...


The return of Shocky
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mikecohen said:

bearister said:

I have always maintained that Catholic school girls have positive attributes....and speaking of maintenance and Catholic school girls...


The return of Shocky

So, i occasionally hear Shocky references on BI. I don't really know the whole reputation, but can someone please tell me how this photo, which I had to put my thumb over at the gym (thank you Bearister!), conjures up his memory?
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B.A. Bearacus said:

mikecohen said:

bearister said:

I have always maintained that Catholic school girls have positive attributes....and speaking of maintenance and Catholic school girls...


The return of Shocky

So, i occasionally hear Shocky references on BI. I don't really know the whole reputation, but can someone please tell me how this photo, which I had to put my thumb over at the gym (thank you Bearister!), conjures up his memory?
Among a lot of other entertaining and interesting things Shocky did, he also indulged in photographs of his particular taste in feminine attractiveness, which he justified by saying it was pandering to the inclinations of the particular category of persons being recruited by, and playing for, our team - also claiming that his high school and college age daughters (of whose human, academic and other virtues he had the highest praise, and his love for whom emanated from the page whenever he mentioned them) help choose the various cheesecake photos.

The cheesecake appears to have deeply offended many on the board (even to the point of actually expressed hatred); but, in my mind, the flimsiness of his justifications, and the solopsism of his belief that the extreme narrowness of his taste in feminine beauty was universal, were so absurd that what they really constituted were part of a giant "Shtick" in which this and a lot of other absurd positions that he took on very different subjects (many of which positions were even true - but that was beside the point) formed a major new and creative form of comic blog entertainment, particularly suitable not just to the net but to this site in particular.
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Hehe. Thanks for that, MC. Dang, you broke it down on a molecular level. Sounds like a more complex antecedent of CalStrong. Appreciate the deep, theory-laden dive into this bit of BI history.
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Bill (last name known but possibly never exposed by himself) lived in Scottsdale today, but went to Cal. He's in his 50's. 3 kids. Grew up in SF, caddied and became a big golf guy later in life. Traveled the world to golf all the major courses and is on a list of those having completed the list of top 100 courses. It's a short list. Not sure how he makes his money. I suspect he consults within the golf (course design?) industry.

He started typing like any of us, but then started a thread on the hoops page about the possibility of a Cal Monster Class which could have included Jabari Bird, Marcus Lee, Aaron (went to Zona), and a couple other 5 stars.

He wanted to create hype and positive chatter and momentum for that to happen. After that ended with us only getting Bird, he wrote equally glowingly about Singer, Mathews, Kameron Rooks and Roger Moute as if THEY too were monsters. And he simply continued to roll the Monster class theme forward each year. He'd hype anyone who was tied to Cal and toss inappropriate insults to recruits who chose elsewhere. He would rip on players and non players' attire. He would post photos of teen players with their girlfriends and make suggestive commentary about it. He would attack fellow BI posters who asked him to stop, then demanded he stop then engaged in online arguing... he thought he was some super insider who was helping attract recruits to Cal. In the end, he's just another deranged fan who spent his money flying from Scottsdale to home and away games for at least the last two years of his presence here.

He posted photos of golf course travels, which made for a bit of interesting commentary. He shared unsubstantiated rumors of player movements, often as provided by his Arizona golf buddies. He made social commentary about anyone and everyone. Sometimes it came off as kindly, like when he'd talk about the lady in north beach who collected recyclable aluminum cans at 2 am, but more often it came off as highly insensitive and critical, like the broad whitewashing of homeless and impoverished individuals who have not done well in life. In this later situation, he'd post sad photos grabbed off the internet and claim that a grad of X university would end up like this. I researched the origin of one such photo and found that it came from an article about dire poverty in Nicaragua. Yet, Shocky seemed to miss that point only to make a mockery of it. Such elitism is traditional not what Cal stands for, in my opinion. That's Stanfordesque!

And, back to the original point, he'd post suggestive and salacious images of women, as stated above, in order to get 15 and 16 year old recruits to surf the BI page and, hopefully, develop an emotional allegiance with Cal.

Like, I don't want my recruits choosing Cal because some booster arranged porn action on visits.
I want intelligent Jaylen Brown type recruits. Ironically, Shocky, who bragged that he knew all sorts of inside info on all recruiting processes and even called himself the Director of Cal Basketball Recruiting, knew NOTHING of Jaylen Brown's recruitment. Hahaha. I laughed in his face.

A couple humorous moments came following our buzzer beater moments when Shocky would be seen running onto the floor like a drunk 20 year old student. Hey, more power to him, but when he once bounced off the pile and ran back to his seat, I had to laugh. Shocky had floor seats and I'd always look to see him when I'd go to games. He'd act like a good buddy to people and chat away like he was The Man. He'd bark at players and eventually had a guy watching him at the end of close games so that he didn't rush the court.

Shocky didn't wear socks, which bothered me cause I used to have some really smelly docksiders 30 years ago. But to Shocky, shiny black dress shoes without socks were some kind of hip fashion choice. To each his own, but I used to post jokes about it as a rub against his wacky meanness on this site. Yes, he and I started as potential friends, with me posting photos for him per his private message requests, but then we became quick adversaries. He also had a Cal hat with "Shocky" stitched in on the side. One time I spoke to him walking from the arena. I almost revealed my BI identity, but then after hearing him carry on I decided against it! And am glad I did.

Cuonzo did not like Shocky, either, and he was sidelined from various things by Coach. Shocky would write about it, which was fair and revealing. Over the years, Shocky's schtick worsened and he became more brazen in his commentary. After mgmt of this site changed over last year, Shocky was asked to be more appropriate and he decided at that time to give up the gig. His kids ended up at ASU, not even one of the Bay Area schools (USF was a potential destination) that I imagine Dad preferred.

The Monster Class Part Deux thread became more an Off Topic forum for regulars to rip on each other mixed in with meaningless recruiting info. Since the break, Shocky has not appeared, to my knowledge, at any Cal games, normreturned to post here. Who knows, maybe he returns to read, or grabbed a second name. But the personality was pretty clear and I think I'd be able to sniff him out.

Good luck, Bill. But I don't miss you.
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Hehe, thanks for your well-written take on this character from BI past. A google of a "shocky" + "bearinsider" quickly took me to the following post, which seems, according to descriptions here, pretty representative of the genre:

https://bearinsider.com/forums/3/topics/28431/77
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A breath of fresh air
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Yep!
That one page had many examples of what I mentioned. Pretty funny!
He annoyed me like trump annoys me.
I question whether narcissism is something, like golf, they have in common.

And, yes, Shocky had played with trump a couple years before he decided to run, and reported the day here. Shocky did not like trump at all! Thought he acted like a jerk on the course. Broke rules. Boasted with no back up. Drove his cart to the edge of the green. The funniest thing was Trump tried to put Shocky in his place about golf course, until Shocky informed him that he was one of about 20 people to play every one of the top 100 world course over the past 10 years or so. That shut trump up with his baseless boasting. A tactic we see still today. Many voters are idiots and do not have the expertise like Shocky did/does to counter trump so they believe him.
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Are you sure tRump didn't have his Russian patrons "disappear" Shocky?
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On account of showing him up with superior golf course knowledge?
Could be!
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http://www.napo.org/files/4815/3608/8570/NAPO_Ltr_NIKE_Re_Kaepernick_Campaign_003.pdf
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He's not disrespecting the flag.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." -- Benjamin Disraeli, popularized by Mark Twain
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See your cops and raise you cops

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4829342-National-Black-Police-Association-Letter-to-Nike.html#document/p1
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I'm glad the police are supporting Kaepernick. See: They get it. They're not blinded by the propaganda.
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Anarchistbear said:

See your cops and raise you cops

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4829342-National-Black-Police-Association-Letter-to-Nike.html#document/p1
I wonder what the position of the National White Police Association is. Oh, that's right, there is no such organization, and it would be politically incorrect for there to be one.
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AunBear89
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You already posted their response. Pay attention.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." -- Benjamin Disraeli, popularized by Mark Twain
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AunBear89 said:

You already posted their response. Pay attention.
I knew you would say that. Just goes to show that you know nothing about the National Association of Police Organization, Inc. and its membership. But then, I'm not surprised. You often post about subjects you know nothing about.

You might be interested to know that their Vice President at Large is black, as is their chaplain.
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Golden One said:

AunBear89 said:

You already posted their response. Pay attention.
I knew you would say that. Just goes to show that you know nothing about the National Association of Police Organization, Inc. and its membership. But then, I'm not surprised. You often post about subjects you know nothing about.

You might be interested to know that their Vice President at Large is black, as is their chaplain.
"I'm not racist; some of my friends are black."
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." -- Benjamin Disraeli, popularized by Mark Twain
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Oh, and clicking through their web site to see the list of Officers and Directors hardly makes you an expert on the organization.

Nice try, trumpkin. Nobody is buying your righteous flag waving.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." -- Benjamin Disraeli, popularized by Mark Twain
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Golden One said:

Anarchistbear said:

See your cops and raise you cops

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4829342-National-Black-Police-Association-Letter-to-Nike.html#document/p1
I wonder what the position of the National White Police Association is. Oh, that's right, there is no such organization, and it would be politically incorrect for there to be one.


Their position is the one you posted. You can't afford to be this clueless.
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