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playground player
Member since Oct-01-06 · Last seen Feb-24-17
NJ--no rating. Favorites, Morphy, Marshall, Anderssen. Played a lot as a teen, then let it go for 40 years. Trying to reconstitute myself as a chess player.

Meanwhile, let this forum serve as a refuge from wild-eyed loony leftism. Here there will be no admiration for Hugo Chavez, Castro, or any of the other tin-pot dictators admired by chess players from the safety of freedom-loving Western democracies. Here will be found a premise that most of the nations of the world today are governed by Godless fools. Ours, too, unfortunately.

I was also going to say some uncomplimentary things about Queen Pawn games, the Sicilian and the French Defenses, Semi-Slav games, and a few other chess matters. But as those are purely questions of personal taste, I have chosen to leave them alone.

Since setting up this forum, I have also had several novels published: "Bell Mountain," "The Cellar Beneath the Cellar," and "The Thunder King." For more information about them (and me), visit my website, http://leeduigon.com/

Update, much delayed: my fourth book, "The Last Banquet," came out last year, and my fifth, "The Fugitive Prince," I expect to be published sometime this Spring. For book covers and free sample chapters, visit my blog.

Update again: "The Fugitive Prince" is out now and the next project is "The Palace." Editing is well advanced, but we're still waiting for a cover.

Update: "The Palace" is in print now along with No. 7, "The Glass Bridge," with No. 8, "The Temple," waiting in the wings. The first seven are all available via amazon.com.

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   playground player has kibitzed 5478 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-23-17 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <diceman> How about that! Anybody I know?
 
   Feb-05-17 Spassky vs J Penrose, 1969 (replies)
 
playground player: Overlooked? No, Spassky isn't overlooked--haven't we at CG been celebrating him all week? Spassky is like a great baseball player whose greatness becomes more apparent, not less so, with each passing year. Maybe during his active career he was overshadowed by others were ...
 
   Feb-03-17 optimal play chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <optimal play> I noticed you used the word "designed," as in the T. rex being "designed to hunt prey and eat meat." It's not so easy to get away from the Designer (not that I'm accusing you of trying to do that). Meanwhile, Darwinism remains every bit as close-minded
 
   Jan-30-17 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <WannaBe> SOS! After successfully doing it for thousands of times, suddenly my computer refuses to copy and paste images. We've tried rebooting, system restore, and cursing, but nothing works. It still lets me copy and paste videos, but no still images. Grrrr! It ...
 
   Jan-29-17 Kasparov vs Vaganian, 1995 (replies)
 
playground player: <YouRang> Most illuminating analysis--thank you.
 
   Jan-22-17 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: Jackie Jensen--ah, how quickly we forget! <saffuna> Fear of flying, eh? I didn't know that. BTW, it always helps the RBI leader to have someone in front of him who gets on base a lot. But you still have to drive him in. Enzo Hernandez couldn't have done it. Being ...
 
   Jan-16-17 Greenland Open (2003)
 
playground player: <sleepkid> Actually, at the time Eric the Red first visited it, the parts of Greenland that he saw really were green and quite suitable for colonization. That was in the 11th century. By the 15th the climate had changed--no SUVs or air conditioners involved--and ...
 
   Jan-12-17 C Csiszar vs B Purton, 2006 (replies)
 
playground player: And they say *my* name is hard to pronounce!
 
   Jan-03-17 T Mauwa vs R Cecchetti, 1996 (replies)
 
playground player: When you know your opponent is not an idiot, and you see him make a move that looks like it was made by an idiot--beware!
 
   Dec-31-16 Big Pawn chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: Happy New Year, everybody! <Big Pawn> If God by His sovereign grace has imputed Christ's righteousness to each of us who believes in Christ... why would He have to do that, if we are no longer capable of sinning? Does not Christ's righteousness cover everything we ...
 
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Feb-22-17
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  diceman: <Ivanka Trumpís Perfume Is Selling Like Crazy on Amazon Despite a Boycott>

Darn it, the lies arent working.

Democrats should have made her perfume part of Obamacare. If that dont kill it, nothing will.

Feb-22-17
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  diceman: <Democrats should have made her perfume part of Obamacare. If that dont kill it, nothing will.>

How about you order by email, and
have Hillary "manage" the server?

Feb-22-17
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  YouRang: <OhioChessFan> Please quote the post where I mentioned *all* Christians.

YOU injected *all* to change my meaning to something much more exaggerated, hence easier for you to attack. Your usual M.O.

What I said (and you even quoted above) was this:

<My concern (expressed several times) is that Trump is regarded as the "Christian candidate", and the perception that Christians will defend him no matter how immoral or untruthful he proves himself to be.>

The key words are "regarded" and "perceived". I am speaking about how the world will *regard* and *perceive* Christians if so many (not all) of them accept Trump as the "Christian candidate" and are willing to defend him despite his untruthfulness.

~~~~

And if you're thinking of accusing me of changing my own meaning by saying that I meant *many* Christians instead of *all*, you may refer to my other recent posts:

Jan 20: <But it's made much worse when those unbelievers falsely claim to be believers, and worse still if **many** professing believers accept them.>

<My concern is that Christians are failing in their role to be that light. By conforming to the ways of the world, **many** Christians are becoming indistinguishable from the ungodly.>

<Even now, my main reason for commenting on Trump is that I'm alarmed that this man, who strikes me as the epitome of an amoral unchristian man, is the darling of so **many** professing conservative Christians in the U.S.>

~~~~

<OCF: Where did I say Trump was the Christian candidate? Where do you reach the conclusion I, as part of "all Christians", will defend him no matter what?>

You even put <"all Christians"> in quotes as if I said it!

But I never said any of those things about you because I never said *all* Christians. I don't really know where you stand on Trump.

Again, your accusation against me is based on nothing but your own imagination.

Feb-22-17
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  diceman: <How about you order by email, and have Hillary "manage" the server?>

Sorry, forgot who we're dealing with.
Could be a bit misogynist.

This is better:

"have Hillary "womanage" the server?"

Feb-22-17
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  diceman: <YouRang:

I am speaking about how the world will *regard* and *perceive* Christians if so many (not all) of them accept Trump as the "Christian candidate" and are willing to defend him despite his untruthfulness.>

<how the world>

Thank goodness, only the world.
At least the Milky Way Galaxy is off the table.

Man, we sure got off the "Muslim ban" quick.

Feb-22-17
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  diceman: <is based on nothing but your own imagination.>

Sounds like your view Christianity
hangs in the balance because of Trump.

Feb-22-17
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  YouRang: <OhioChessFan> Oh, so that I won't be accused of hiding from an issue:

<OCF: Maybe you can at least wait until it happens before you go playing to the unchristian crowd ...>

<YR: So what "crowd" are you talking about?>

<OCF: The chessgames.com crowd. >

So, are you saying that the "chessgames.com crowd" is unchristian, or are you saying that I said that?

I didn't say it, but you are welcome to take credit for your own work.

Feb-22-17
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  YouRang: <diceman: <is based on nothing but your own imagination.>

Sounds like your view Christianity
hangs in the balance because of Trump.>

What incredibly perfect examples of (1) taking a comment out of context AND (2) an absolute non sequitur, all in one tiny post!

Surely this is worthy of another A+!

Feb-22-17
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  playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> Easy does it.

<YouRang> For the record, the <Trump gropes woman on the airplane> story turned out to be fiction.

The guy's only been in offense for one month and you carry on like he's on a par with Bill Clinton, the all-time king of sexual predators in high places.

Again, the only choice we were offered was between Donald Trump and the former chief of the Bimbo Eruption Squad. Voting for a fringe candidate was, in my view, voting for Clinton. And voting for Clinton would be the same as asking for eight more years of Obama.

I'm pretty sure I never called Trump "God's candidate" or anything like that. Again, we've just had eight years of Mr. Transgender Bathrooms shoving his fundamental transformation up our noses--almost any Republican, by comparison, would look like "God's candidate."

Sorry, but we can't wait for our culture to become altogether sanctified before we involve ourselves in worldly politics, however distasteful it may be. While we're waiting for all the other Christians to turn into saints, Democrats are trashing the country.

To my way of thinking, it's a grievous sin to inherit a mostly Christian country and hand it over to a bunch of antichrists. It looks like despising God's blessings.

Feb-22-17
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  diceman: <YouRang: <diceman: <is based on nothing but your own imagination.>

Sounds like your view Christianity
hangs in the balance because of Trump.>

What incredibly perfect examples of (1) taking a comment out of context AND (2) an absolute non sequitur, all in one tiny post!

Surely this is worthy of another A+!>

I get it all the time YouRang.

My humor gets 1000's of times more scrutiny than your results. It's a shame you cant enter the real world, but I get it. Look at what your ideas have done to people.
Look at the lies, liars, you need to support.

You're simply another Democrat who stands for none of his results.

Feb-22-17
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  diceman: <playground player:

almost any Republican, by comparison, would look like "God's candidate.">

Heh, heh,

<<Trump is regarded as the "Christian candidate">

diceman:
Compared to liberals, it's difficult not to be.>

Feb-22-17
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  Big Pawn: <you rang: I used "unchristian" to describe Trump. This was based on (among other things) him boasting about groping other married women. Do you disagree, or are you just being disagreeable in general?>

Trump's sin makes him unchristian.

<You Rang's> sin does not make him unchristian.

Now I'm worried about people reading <you rang's> posts and coming to the conclusion that ALL Christians are hypocrites!

Challenge:

Using only liberalism, reconcile the fact that Trump's "sins" make him unchristian while <you rang's> "sins" do NOT make him unchristian.

Your time begins...NOW!

Feb-22-17
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  YouRang: <playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> Easy does it.>

Apologies for messing up your forum. You did say you didn't want Rogoff here, but it's starting to look that way. I seem to be the lightning rod at the moment, so I'll take a break.

<<YouRang> For the record, the <Trump gropes woman on the airplane> story turned out to be fiction.>

I wasn't referring to that, but as far as morality with women is concerned, I regard Trump to be of the same ilk as Clinton. He was recorded bragging about trying to have sex with another married woman while he was married to Melania.

Curiously, I seem to be the only professing Christian around here who has a problem with that.

<The guy's only been in *offense* for one month...>

Freudian slip? ;-)

<Again, the only choice we were offered was between Donald Trump and the former chief of the Bimbo Eruption Squad.>

Sure, it was an awful choice. And frankly, if someone felt that Trump was the lesser of two evils, fine. I may disagree about which evil was less, but IMO it's not a point worth belaboring.

<I'm pretty sure I never called Trump "God's candidate" or anything like that. >

Okay, but there are many Christians who seem to have that idea. Just doing a quick search of just this site, we have <Big Pawn> and <SugarDom> making that claim. I know even among my own Christian friends, there are several who swoon every time a republican politician mentions "God" or the "Bible" or "prayer". When Trump makes blatantly false or inappropriate remarks, and I see that the initial reaction of many Christians is to defend or dismiss it.

My opinion: If we Christians want to be taken seriously on matters of truth and righteousness, we have to uphold those things all cases -- and not just when convenient for our political objectives. In fact, *especially* when it's not convenient.

Again, sorry for the mess so far (as well as the further mess that will probably be generated by the responses to this post).

Feb-22-17
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  cormier: https://www.goodnesstv.org/en/video...
Feb-23-17
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  OhioChessFan: <YR: You even put <"all Christians"> in quotes as if I said it!

But I never said any of those things about you because I never said *all* Christians. I don't really know where you stand on Trump.>

I don't know where I came up with the "all Christians" but clearly it wasn't what you said and my apologies.

Feb-23-17
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  OhioChessFan: <YR: So, are you saying that the "chessgames.com crowd" is unchristian, or are you saying that I said that?>

I'm saying there is a strong contingent of antichristian/unchristian kibitzers here.

<He was recorded bragging about trying to have sex with another married woman while he was married to Melania.

Curiously, I seem to be the only professing Christian around here who has a problem with that.>

I have a problem with that.

Feb-23-17
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  cormier: Gospel

It is better for you to enter into life maimed
than with two hands to go into Gehenna,
into the unquenchable fire.

Feb-23-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Feb-23-17
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  diceman: <YouRang:
He was recorded bragging about trying to have sex with another married woman while he was married to Melania.

Curiously, I seem to be the only professing Christian around here who has a problem with that.>

So you want to be the professing Christian who supports the candidate who's husband actually does it, lies about it, and gets impeached for it?

Nice!

(I left out perjury, and the loss of a law license, didn't want to pile on)

Feb-23-17
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  playground player: <YouRang> <Apologies for messing up your forum..> I don't think you've done that. Not at all.

As for being a lightning rod--well, people do seem to be piling on you. Sometimes you come across as considering yourself the only real Christian in these parts (when of course everyone knows it's me!), and it just naturally rubs some folks the wrong way.

You want to work on your personal sanctification, and hopefully reform the culture--at least the Christian part of it. Fine. I want to defeat Democrats, defeat them utterly and finally, put their party out of business forever, because that party has become the enemy of everything that's good. I expect you think that's somehow un-Christian. But I don't. There are times when you have to defeat the Philistines, and we are living in one of those times.

Feb-23-17
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  diceman: <playground player:

I want to defeat Democrats, defeat them utterly and finally, put their party out of business forever, because that party has become the enemy of everything that's good.>

Bravo!

<playground player: <Esteemed Colleagues> Easy does it.>

Don't worry pgp, back in the day,
I had a girlfriend from Metuchen. :)

Feb-23-17
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  playground player: <diceman> How about that! Anybody I know?
Feb-23-17
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  diceman: <playground player: <diceman> How about that! Anybody I know?>

I hope not. :)

Feb-24-17
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  cormier: GOSPEL
"What God has united, let no one separate! "
Feb-24-17
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
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