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    Great rally, one downer

    My son Christopher and grandson Cooper joined me at the rally this year, my 7th and their 1st! We all had a great time! They drove from Minnesota, and I came from Arkansas. Since we had family in Sedalia it was also a homecoming. Thanks to all who made this happen. Now for the downer: We were sitting in the beer garden Saturday afternoon with our new friend Toby from Canada, and Vince Winkle and a lady sat down next to us. I told Christopher who he was, so Chris goes over to say hi. Mr. Winkle says "What do you want to GRIPE about?

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    And you think that this is an appropriate manner and location to address this?
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    Lots of people think they know more about how to do a magazine than Vince. And at a rally they all converge. A saint might make a wisecrack when he or she saw somebody coming.
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    Give me a better location and manner. The deal is, Vince is an ass. I'm not sure about you.

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    One might ask why you had your grandson in a beergarten also.....
    Do you take him into bars with you too?
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    People have a right to their privacy. Sometimes people just want to be left alone. Sometimes people, seated with a lady, are having a personal and intimate conversation.
    It's rude to butt in.
    You can try it, by politely asking, but if you are rebuffed, you must accept it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken F View Post
    One might ask why you had your grandson in a beergarten also.....
    Do you take him into bars with you too?
    The post didn't mention his grandson was under 21
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    Paul, Kevin's post came up before yours and I replied. You are one of my heroes in the MOA and I don't wish to antagonize your or Keven. I saw Vince at Spokane and said Hi as we passed. He ignored me. Seems we have a pattern, at least to me and my family.

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    Who's Vince Winkle?

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    A better location and manner would include a private conversation with Vince in person, on the phone, perhaps a private message or an email. Calling a person an offensive name on a public forum is juvenile and speaks more about your character than Vince's. I've seen Vince respond to other criticisms on the forum before. He has done so in a polite, direct and open manner. I suggest you approach him in the same manner and you may just get a response that changes your opinion of the man.

    As to not being sure about me.... many have used such terms to describe me in the past, so you may be on to something.
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    Good question. I probably should not have upset the apple cart.

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