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    Bring Back George Wendt.
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    Yes please.
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    Why? Where has he gone?
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    This is for George.
    Does he get placed in vacation-mode for looking at people the wrong way?
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    I was wrong, George got the pipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Bring Back George Wendt.
    I'll second that motion.

    I wondered why it had been so quite around the forums.

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    Can anyone offer a simple explanation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Bring Back George Wendt.
    Is he suspended again? What for? Did someone beef to the webteam? And if so - who?
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    I went back through his recent posts, and if I was a bettin man, i would put dollars to doghnuts that it was the "racist" comment about Massfireguy. Context or not, that could very well get you a day or two in detention.

    The Kentland revisted thread was surprisingly restrained, and his little tiff with Dr.Parasite in the trooper thread was nothing new or unusual between them.

    Curious now...
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    WTF over ? anyone find the post thread something ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDAIC485 View Post
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    This is for George.
    Does he get placed in vacation-mode for looking at people the wrong way?
    He already has a hydrant, so does this mean he gets an oak leaf cluster on it? Or perhaps a Maltese Cluster....
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    I would like to add my name to those who would like to have George Reinstated.

    George does something that many, many people won't do in today's world. He calls them as he sees them. Right or wrong, he has an opinion, and he'll tell it like it is. And, again like few folks anymore, He will apoligize when it is appropriate, if a mistake is made.
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    It did seem a little quiet around here. Anyone know how long he is gone for? He adds a certain something to this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I would like to add my name to those who would like to have George Reinstated.

    George does something that many, many people won't do in today's world. He calls them as he sees them. Right or wrong, he has an opinion, and he'll tell it like it is. And, again like few folks anymore, He will apoligize when it is appropriate, if a mistake is made.
    I second that. I have not had much time to post but still read. I was wondering why I had not seen him posting lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcaldwell View Post
    I went back through his recent posts, and if I was a bettin man, i would put dollars to doghnuts that it was the "racist" comment about Massfireguy. Context or not, that could very well get you a day or two in detention.

    The Kentland revisted thread was surprisingly restrained, and his little tiff with Dr.Parasite in the trooper thread was nothing new or unusual between them.

    Curious now...
    Because of me? Naww. I think he is blow hard, but I see no reason to get thrown off.

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    Well, George is reading over our shoulders, so maybe he'll tune us all in over at the crusty site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MassFireGuy View Post
    Because of me? Naww. I think he is blow hard, but I see no reason to get thrown off.
    Blow hard being the operative word.
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    I see that George is reading this thread right now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I would like to add my name to those who would like to have George Reinstated.

    George does something that many, many people won't do in today's world. He calls them as he sees them. Right or wrong, he has an opinion, and he'll tell it like it is. And, again like few folks anymore, He will apoligize when it is appropriate, if a mistake is made.
    I would like to quote exactly word for word what the good chief has said above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RspctFrmCalgary View Post
    Well, George is reading over our shoulders, so maybe he'll tune us all in over at the crusty site.
    hehe @ quoting myself

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    Look at us.... having to ask WT to reinstate someone? What's worse? The fact that he got booted for a crime FAR FAR less than what many others have gotten away with, or that history shows us that the WT can be swayed by public pleas for reinstatement? Pardon me while I ruefully chuckle.

    I'd vote for reinstatement, but I doubt very much that George cares if they ever let him back on the island or not. The FH forums continue to circle the drain, and like him or not, George brings a lot more to the table here than this silly forum brings to his.

    Each time this crap happens I get closer to pulling the plug myself. Not like I'll be missed much, but I don't recall asking anyone here for a dance anyway.

    You may have seen the last of George here even if they do reinstate him, and he probably doesn't care if you cry about it or not, because I am reasonably sure he wouldn't shed a tear over it himself.

    With all due respect to my IACOJ brethren who have called for his return, nonetheless there is no vote from me one way or another, I think it is meaningless.

    And so we observe FH make another solid slide towards irrelevance...... whatever.
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    I've been through all of his posts, and don't see anything worthy of him being suspended. I do think though that the WT may have exposed a sacred cow or two with George's suspension.

    I think E229Lt may have had the right idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamer View Post
    I've been through all of his posts, and don't see anything worthy of him being suspended.
    Nah, nothing there. Just the way the wind was blowing. . .

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    I agree, I want George back.

    Don't understand what got him suspended or whatever you call it.......
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    Maybe he was getting too old!

    Or does the WT only use that excuse about threads?

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