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Name: Baxter Dodd ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 1, 2006, 1:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Riverside, CA
Message: Ouch! My head hurts after reading this stuff! Interesting. Some one named Humphrey - who does not appear to be an alumni - swings by (I didn?t want to say ?drives-by?) and dumps their garbage on our (really JB?s) HHS Feedback/Forum and here we are 9 or 10 posts down the road still analyzing and adding to the garbage. It is obvious to me that these people would not give any of this a second thought if they all had a Senior Square. I ask you, were there any boycott talks or problems while the Senior Square was in place? I think not! Well, all I got to say about this to put it all in its proper perspective is?Hmmm?. How about them Dodgers?? --- Baxter
Yeah, how about them BUMS blowing a 5 run lead, yesterday?? We need Walter O'Malley back.

Name: Elizabeth ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 30, 2006, 11:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Estrada
Class: 1969
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: LOL....thanks John. Send the angry mob to my blog. I can handle it. Just remember this people. Don't believe everything you think. Now, back to HHS early sixties information and such....personally, I'd like to know who wrote the book of love. John?
Hey Liz, The Monotones wrote "The Book Of Love". Now we're back on track.

Name: Pat Underwood ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 30, 2006, 10:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Hawthorne, Calif
Message: My great grand parents sailed to Canada and snuck across the border into the U.S.A. My Grand parents were born here along with my parents and then me. Everybody has to start someplace and a good illegal has to get a start somewhere, it might as well be here. No one has ever called me a Norwegian, because I am an American. Anyone born in this country is an American. If you are of Latin decent and you were born here, you are an American. If you are of Spanish decent and you were born here, you are an American. I could go on but I think you get my drift.
You, your parent, and grandparent are all legal citizens. Your great grandparents are illegal (meaning prohibited by law) aliens.

Name: nick pappagiorgio ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 30, 2006, 9:46 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: rusty
Class: 1975
City & State: LV, NV
Message: Very, very sorry John but like George, I felt I had to put my two cents in. Like Neil, I have always felt that the "hyphenization" of nationalities (Mexican-American, African-American, etc.) is part of the reason this country is getting so screwed up. You live in the USA, you're American first and always! And George, if you think your "resilient and proud" Americans are going to pick cabbage, cotton or whatever at minimum (if not less) wages then you need to wake up and smell some coffee or at least head down to your local Employment Development Office and how many "legal aliens" want to fill those kinds of jobs. Your remarks upset me greatly. I'm curious George (get it..."Curious George"...never mind), George, when your grandparents came from Denmark, did they learn Cherokee or Navajo? Again I'm very, very sorry for this John and I feel you have given HHS Alumni a tremendous gift with Cougartown and it should never be used as a political forum but only as a memory forum. If this puts me on the "Cougartown "S" List", I understand. I promise never to do it again.

Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 30, 2006, 9:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, Az
Message: I say we just roll with this boycott thing. If you need to go to the DMV, tomorrow looks like an excellent day to do it.

Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 30, 2006, 8:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, ca
Message: Sheree; You miss the point, I'm sure most of your friends that you speak of, their parents and/or grandparents came to America legally and worked to aclamate themselfs to the American way of life. Most likely through Ellis Island, as did my grandparents. Nowaday, however, it seems that as soon as an illegal gets to the USA, they think we are suposed to support them. There are storefront locations in East L.A. that there sole purpose is to show and help illegals sign up for every welfare and free service that is offered by L.A. County and the State of California.
Hey George, Geez man back off. Sheree didn't miss the point. She said, "can't we all just get along", meaning GET ALONG!! This is a Cougartown forum directed at HHS and Hawthorne memories, not the Barrio and the poor oppressed Mexican illegal blather. We all know what you are saying, you're just saying it on the WRONG website. A great place for this type of content would be at our own Liz Estrada's Blog. She'll duke it out with ya'.
Anyway, I take full responsibility for letting this get out of hand. Be nice or you'll all be banging erasers after school for weeks.

Name: Neil Larson AMERICAN ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 30, 2006, 6:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crestview Fl U.S.A.
Message: Diana - I learned a little bit about our nation while at Hawthorne High, that was during the civil rights days & Vietnam Era. It is supposed to be One Nation under God, not a nation of seperate "isms , wazums, and spazums"...It is "Politically Incorrect" for any one to distinguish another based upon race, creed or color. Yet nowadays the "popular thing to do" is to be part of a special interest group so you can claim to be "oppressed". I personally become offended when any group of AMERICANS place their "ethnic" agenda before the GOOD OF THE COUNTRY. I am an AMERICAN first & foremost, I am not a Scottish American, or a Norwegian American. If I offend someone it is my personal problem, because I AM AN INDIVIDUAL AMERICAN. I do not wish to be clustered together with an entire sub-class of individuals who happen to have blue eyes & blond hair. Yet every day we are bombarded with separatist agendas specifically initiated to tear apart Our Wonderful Nation. It is wrong to seek to affect to undermine the liberty you already have by intentionally prefering an ethnic or racial agenda above the allegiance to the flag & country. As an American I stand in Allegiance with any citizen of the USA, I could give a rip about what color or ethnic inclination they are! If any one disregards my nations laws in order to simply come into my country to profit from what many sacrifice daily to protect, then they are an offense to me & my country and should be considered to be enemies and labeled illegal ALIENS. I would hope you would prefer to be an AMERICAN rather than a LATINO...but that is your individual choice and you must deal with your own responsibility as a citizen, when you offend others by placing skin color or family background above allegiance to your country.

Name: Sheree ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 30, 2006, 6:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Klingenhagen
Class: 1975
City & State: ok, Valdosta, GA
Message: OK, well let's see, let's not get crazy here, it's supposed to be a good place to remember all our good times that we shared. And I remember sharing them with friends, I didn't care about race, where you were born, where you lived, we all just had one thing in common, getting thru the grade we were in not making "butt" doing it. Now this has come up and I think we all need to take a step back. Maybe we should all go see Flight '93 and remember we all are "One Nation Under God" maybe when we took God out of the Pledge of Allegiance we lost sight of what we as Americans are all about. We are all immigrants, I am German, I have friends who are of African, Spanish, Scottish, French, Mexican, Italian and English backgrounds, I could go on and on. We need to work here together as a country, to make this country what it always was, a melting pot and the best Damn Country in the World. My oldest son is now overseas, fighting for our country. As I said remember what happened to us as a country, we all died on 9/11. All races died on that terrible day and we all tried to pull together at that time. What happened? As a country let's see our differences and instead of pointing fingers, let's try to see what we can learn from them. Find our common ground, work together and be above all this. We are all immigrants and lucky to be born here or raised here by parents or grandparents that wanted a better life for future generations. We should not pin the actions of others on a whole entire race. Jesus, like Rodney King said "can't we all just get along"?
I ALWAYS get along with everyone....

Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 30, 2006, 2:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Coves, Ca
Message: Diana; You opened this forum; and I have to respond. I went back and read Ms.Humphries message and I don't see anything offensive in it. She is making a statement and unfortunately is right on, Latinos are at the forefront at this time. You are right, Latinos are not the only illegal aliens that are creating a problem in the USA, however, they are the biggest abusers. If, as you stated, they (Latinos) would get a College education, preferably in there own country before sneaking into ours maybe they wouldn't have to pick grapes and mow lawns for a living and suck our welfare and medical systems dry. My grandparents came to the USA from Denmark in the early 1900's and could not speak the english language, however, that was one of the first things they did was to learn the language. I worked in East Los Angeles many years as a Deputy Sheriff and observed third generation welfare recipients who could still not speak english and did not want to work. the bottom line is, if you chose to leave your country and go to another country, then learn their language and culture, because you chose to come here, we did not ask you to come.
It appears that a vast majority of of immigrants, legal and illegal have left their hearts in the birth country and the only thing they brought to the USA was their belly. They have no desire to become US citizens and/or learn our culture IF THEY, ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS DON'T LIKE OUR COUNTRY, THEN WHY DON'T THEY ALL GO BACK HOME. We USA citizens are a resilient and proud bunch, and I'm sure we would find a way to get by without their presence and we might just be able to balance our state budget without the drain on our free services.
J.B. Sorry about this soapbox response, and I know it does not fit your prerequisite, Re: HHS but I had to respond.
Too late, Cougartown has been turned into a political site now.

Name: Diana ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 30, 2006, 9:38 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Sanchez
Class: 1975
City & State: Bloomington, CA
Message: In response to Ms. Hunphrey's statement on Latinos must think with their brains and not their emotions. That statement greatly disturbs me. It is not just Latino's that are boycotting on Monday. It is your misconception that only Latino's are illeal which is not so, there are many races here illegally. I fill your comment was made irresponsibly. Before making a racist statment it would behove you to educate yourself with the facts and not your emotions. As you say think with your brains and not emotions. I am a Latino with a College Degree and then some (Trauma Nurse). I never really thought of myself as a Latino until today. I have never had a racist remark thrown at me nor have I ever been treated badly. My four years at Hawthorne were the best and I never thought I would read something like this on Cougar Town. I am dissappointed. A little bit of education can go along way.

Name: Rick Trullinger ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 29, 2006, 10:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Mammoth lakes, Ca.
Message: John, Back in the old days, Before power steering? There was what was called a "Knecker knobs"(not part of the female anatomy) Now, Weren't these used so you could keep one hand on your "Best girl" and one hand on your "Muncie" (not part of the male anatomy) as you raced down Hawthorne Blvd. and didn't they soon become illegal?
Hey Rick, I guess a knecker knob was a brody knob or suicide knob. Don't know that they became illegal as much as not needed anymore with power steering becoming commonplace. One hand on your girl and one on your Muncie? Were you steering with your knees?

Name: jeff mann ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 29, 2006, 5:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: newhall, ca
Message: Hey there folks, If you have the chance you should try to make the golf tourney. Bud and Wade (and the rest) do a great job at putting the event on. I will be out of town for this one, but I have had a blast at the first two tourneys. Thanks for putting the game together.
Hey Jeff, I messed up the pic. Next time.

Name: Horendo Mendoza ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 29, 2006, 11:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: Rome
Message: Hey, everyone. I'm in Rome today with Cougar Classmate Navin R. Johnson (1979).

Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 28, 2006, 11:14 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Crest"burg" Fl.
Message: Heffy El RoiYo thanks I was waiting for some one ELSE to mention the dancing Juke Box stuck on Gallahads since before Valentine's. Good for you ...Is Kuna any where near Caldwell? Idaho? Say Hi to cousin Bobby Wennstrom at the meat counter in the Stop & Shop ...? Or is it the Shop & Save...or perhaps the Super Save , well it's in Caldwell... PS-**JB --- * for 1968-ish hows about the Shadows doing Kon Tiki!!!!!!!!!
Never heard of it

Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 28, 2006, 9:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut.
Message: I was wondering if any of the early Cougars remember my uncle Roy Clonts class of '54? His older brother, Shelby, graduated from Leuzinger in '53. Also, Stan Morrell, a neighbor of mine, graduated in '58. Anyone remember these guys? Also Mary, Vicky and John Gutierrez or Darrell Querring(sp)?

Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 28, 2006, 8:59 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Jacobsen
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: JB, enough of the Gallahads. How about a nice Bubblegummer tune from 1969, the year my Son was born...Sugar, Sugar... by the ARCHIES!!!!4 Weeks atop the Billboard charts. Put a little "Spring" in our steps! God Bless Senior Square! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude.
OK, How about YOU and Jude updating your information. Do you think I spent 3 months working on the new system so everyone can sit back and say "maybe I'll do that sometime"? This is very frustrating... It's been up for almost 3 days and a grand total of 58 people out of 6000 on the list have done it. OK, I feel better now.
I don't have Sugar Sugar, but I do have bubble gummer music. How about an updated new millienium version of an old Angels song, "My Boyfriends Black and you're Gonna be in Trouble"?

Name: lynn humphrey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 28, 2006, 4:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: INGLEWOOD
I live very close to Narbonne High and a couple of weeks ago when they were protesting, I asked one of the marching students what he was protesting. He said, "I don't know, I'm just following the rest".
Solidarity my dead Aunt Helen's girdle. IT'S AN EXCUSE TO GET OUT OF SCHOOL!! Didn't we all do it?

Name: Elizabeth ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 28, 2006, 12:34 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Estrada
Class: 1969
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: JB, I was just catching up on feedback and read that you heard HHS changed our Alma Mater? Please don't tell me it's in Spanish. DZ
Actually Otto Plum, Rich Sloan and I went to lunch last week, and one of them brought it up.

Name: Horendo Mendoza ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 28, 2006, 8:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: Moscow
Message: Hey, everyone! Hanging out here with my Russian pals. Hooked up here with fellow grads Dusty (Class of 77), Lucky (Class of 79) and Ned (Class of 1980). I'll be heading back to the U.S. next week.

Name: Larry Baglin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 27, 2006, 8:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Golden, Colorado
Message: I just want to thank Cougartown for allowing me a venue in which to ask everyone about my Uncle Phil Jones. I have enjoyed several very good responses from people who knew and REALLY liked my uncle. My Uncle Phil DID have many GOOD friends after all. Thank You, Cougars!