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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,300
    So if I show you a pic of me when I was 10 holding an AR-15 that was grooming?
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    Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 10,617
    edited July 2023
    So if I show you a pic of me when I was 10 holding an AR-15 that was grooming?
    Yes, See # 2

    https://www.google.com/search?q=grooming+definition&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS927US927&oq=gr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i57j46i131i199i433i465i512l3j0i67i650j46i131i199i433i465i512j0i433i512j46i131i175i199i433i512i664i665i670.1876j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    grooming
    noun
    1. 1.
      the practice of brushing and cleaning the coat of a horse, dog, or other animal.
      "regular grooming is essential to the well-being of your dog"
    2. 2.
      the practice of preparing or training someone for a particular purpose or activity.


    Edit: I should clarify... I would consider it grooming if adults were encouraging you in the activity. 
    Post edited by Merkin Baller on
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    JB16057JB16057 Posts: 1,269
    So if I show you a pic of me when I was 10 holding an AR-15 that was grooming?
    Yes, See # 2

    https://www.google.com/search?q=grooming+definition&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS927US927&oq=gr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i57j46i131i199i433i465i512l3j0i67i650j46i131i199i433i465i512j0i433i512j46i131i175i199i433i512i664i665i670.1876j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    grooming
    noun
    1. 1.
      the practice of brushing and cleaning the coat of a horse, dog, or other animal.
      "regular grooming is essential to the well-being of your dog"
    2. 2.
      the practice of preparing or training someone for a particular purpose or activity.


    Edit: I should clarify... I would consider it grooming if adults were encouraging you in the activity. 
    And what a great job his parents did!

    Kyle only shot the people that threatened and attacked him first. There are many police and military that don't have that level of training and skill. 
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    josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 28,411
    JB16057 said:
    So if I show you a pic of me when I was 10 holding an AR-15 that was grooming?
    Yes, See # 2

    https://www.google.com/search?q=grooming+definition&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS927US927&oq=gr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i57j46i131i199i433i465i512l3j0i67i650j46i131i199i433i465i512j0i433i512j46i131i175i199i433i512i664i665i670.1876j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    grooming
    noun
    1. 1.
      the practice of brushing and cleaning the coat of a horse, dog, or other animal.
      "regular grooming is essential to the well-being of your dog"
    2. 2.
      the practice of preparing or training someone for a particular purpose or activity.


    Edit: I should clarify... I would consider it grooming if adults were encouraging you in the activity. 
    And what a great job his parents did!

    Kyle only shot the people that threatened and attacked him first. There are many police and military that don't have that level of training and skill. 
    Pathetic at best to look up to this POS kid but it doesn’t surprise me that you feel this way! What college accepted him? 
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    BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, Colorado Posts: 10,590
    JB16057 said:
    So if I show you a pic of me when I was 10 holding an AR-15 that was grooming?
    Yes, See # 2

    https://www.google.com/search?q=grooming+definition&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS927US927&oq=gr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i57j46i131i199i433i465i512l3j0i67i650j46i131i199i433i465i512j0i433i512j46i131i175i199i433i512i664i665i670.1876j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    grooming
    noun
    1. 1.
      the practice of brushing and cleaning the coat of a horse, dog, or other animal.
      "regular grooming is essential to the well-being of your dog"
    2. 2.
      the practice of preparing or training someone for a particular purpose or activity.


    Edit: I should clarify... I would consider it grooming if adults were encouraging you in the activity. 
    And what a great job his parents did!

    Kyle only shot the people that threatened and attacked him first. There are many police and military that don't have that level of training and skill. 
    Pathetic at best to look up to this POS kid but it doesn’t surprise me that you feel this way! What college accepted him? 
    He's a POS that went looking for trouble. How do I know this  HE BROUGHT A GUN! And now he's using his 15 minutes to grift the idiot gun loving QtRUmplicans. 
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    Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 36,918
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    Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 36,918
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    Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 10,617
    JB16057 said:
    So if I show you a pic of me when I was 10 holding an AR-15 that was grooming?
    Yes, See # 2

    https://www.google.com/search?q=grooming+definition&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS927US927&oq=gr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i57j46i131i199i433i465i512l3j0i67i650j46i131i199i433i465i512j0i433i512j46i131i175i199i433i512i664i665i670.1876j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    grooming
    noun
    1. 1.
      the practice of brushing and cleaning the coat of a horse, dog, or other animal.
      "regular grooming is essential to the well-being of your dog"
    2. 2.
      the practice of preparing or training someone for a particular purpose or activity.


    Edit: I should clarify... I would consider it grooming if adults were encouraging you in the activity. 
    And what a great job his parents did!

    Kyle only shot the people that threatened and attacked him first. There are many police and military that don't have that level of training and skill. 
    Think less for yourself. 
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    mace1229mace1229 Posts: 9,042
    not sure where to put this. so the cop that did not confront the parkland shooter was found not guilty. 

    what is it we are paying cops for if they do not act when a school is being shot up?


    I wrote this a while ago, but guess I forgot to hit post.

    I agree with the not guilty verdict because I don’t think people should have criminal charges for doing their job poorly. Doctors kill people for doing a poor job and rarely face criminal charges.
    This whole case was classifying the cop as a caregiver in order to bring these specific charges. He doesn’t fit the definition of a caregiver and that’s why he wasn’t found guilty.
    Im not saying this cop did the right thing, I’m just not agreeing with criminal charges for not doing your job.
    Also saw responses about pensions for cops when cops keep their pension when they get off of charges. I’ve brought this up in the cop thread, I don’t see how it’s legal to take a pension away and I’m surprised there hasn’t been a successful case against it. Cops fund their own pension, like teachers. A portion of their paycheck is withheld and put into their retirement system. It’s their money, not a bonus for a job well done. I’ve never heard of taking away someone’s 401k because they got arrested for something. A pension is really no different. Instead of me having control over my own 401k investments, it’s controlled for me, but I still pay into it. How it can legally be taken away I don’t understand.
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    mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 36,272
    fat fuck should be  liable then for wrongful death or the dept for assigning this "officer" to that position.
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    mace1229mace1229 Posts: 9,042
    I have no issues with civil lawsuits.
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    josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 28,411
    mickeyrat said:
    fat fuck should be  liable then for wrongful death or the dept for assigning this "officer" to that position.
    Exactly sue the coward! 
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    mickeyratmickeyrat up my ass, like Chadwick was up his Posts: 36,272
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    Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 36,918
    mickeyrat said:
    And 72.4 million POOTWH voters are probably totally ok with it.
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    OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MN Posts: 4,837
    Jason Aldean pretending to be a small towner. He's the Kid Rock of country.
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    mace1229mace1229 Posts: 9,042
    mickeyrat said:
    I only know his name and that he was on stage during the vegas shooting, couldn’t tell you a single song of his.
    But I don’t see the big deal about this location. I doubt he chose it and that he or anyone else was aware of what happened nearly 100 years ago when they did. Do we really expect everyone to look up the history for the last 100 years when shooting music videos?
    It probably is a dumb song though.
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    Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 10,617

    Ignorance is bliss. 
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,107
    Aldean had to cut his concert short the other night because he had been out all day golfing and drinking beer. He's a fucking piece of shit redneck.
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    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,300
    So if I show you a pic of me when I was 10 holding an AR-15 that was grooming?
    Yes, See # 2

    https://www.google.com/search?q=grooming+definition&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS927US927&oq=gr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i57j46i131i199i433i465i512l3j0i67i650j46i131i199i433i465i512j0i433i512j46i131i175i199i433i512i664i665i670.1876j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    grooming
    noun
    1. 1.
      the practice of brushing and cleaning the coat of a horse, dog, or other animal.
      "regular grooming is essential to the well-being of your dog"
    2. 2.
      the practice of preparing or training someone for a particular purpose or activity.


    Edit: I should clarify... I would consider it grooming if adults were encouraging you in the activity. 
    We went "shooting" as a family outing...  So I guess they were grooming me to participate in that?  Family gathering?

    This just states that if you teach/train your kid to do anything it's grooming then.

    Throw a baseball?  Grooming.

    Change a tire?  Grooming.

     Follow traffic signals?  Grooming.
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,300
    Aldean had to cut his concert short the other night because he had been out all day golfing and drinking beer. He's a fucking piece of shit redneck.
    Who had a great hit song with Ludacris!
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,300
    mickeyrat said:
    You can be pro gun and still condemn the idiot that did the shooting.

    But I don't know anymore.  Anyone can find a reason to be upset about everything today.
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,107
    So if I show you a pic of me when I was 10 holding an AR-15 that was grooming?
    Yes, See # 2

    https://www.google.com/search?q=grooming+definition&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS927US927&oq=gr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i57j46i131i199i433i465i512l3j0i67i650j46i131i199i433i465i512j0i433i512j46i131i175i199i433i512i664i665i670.1876j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    grooming
    noun
    1. 1.
      the practice of brushing and cleaning the coat of a horse, dog, or other animal.
      "regular grooming is essential to the well-being of your dog"
    2. 2.
      the practice of preparing or training someone for a particular purpose or activity.


    Edit: I should clarify... I would consider it grooming if adults were encouraging you in the activity. 
    We went "shooting" as a family outing...  So I guess they were grooming me to participate in that?  Family gathering?

    This just states that if you teach/train your kid to do anything it's grooming then.

    Throw a baseball?  Grooming.

    Change a tire?  Grooming.

     Follow traffic signals?  Grooming.
    If Rittenhouse had thrown a baseball or tire at someone instead of shooting them with an assault rifle you might have something there.
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,300
    So if I show you a pic of me when I was 10 holding an AR-15 that was grooming?
    Yes, See # 2

    https://www.google.com/search?q=grooming+definition&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS927US927&oq=gr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i57j46i131i199i433i465i512l3j0i67i650j46i131i199i433i465i512j0i433i512j46i131i175i199i433i512i664i665i670.1876j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    grooming
    noun
    1. 1.
      the practice of brushing and cleaning the coat of a horse, dog, or other animal.
      "regular grooming is essential to the well-being of your dog"
    2. 2.
      the practice of preparing or training someone for a particular purpose or activity.


    Edit: I should clarify... I would consider it grooming if adults were encouraging you in the activity. 
    We went "shooting" as a family outing...  So I guess they were grooming me to participate in that?  Family gathering?

    This just states that if you teach/train your kid to do anything it's grooming then.

    Throw a baseball?  Grooming.

    Change a tire?  Grooming.

     Follow traffic signals?  Grooming.
    If Rittenhouse had thrown a baseball or tire at someone instead of shooting them with an assault rifle you might have something there.
    I'm using myself as an example that I was not groomed...  That isn't what my family did.

    Every kid that gets taught to hunt can be used as an excuse that they were groomed is what I'm getting at.
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,107
    There is clearly a difference between Rittenhouse's "grooming" and other scenarios. His mom was encouraging him to police the streets that night which I doubt most parents would do.

    I don't think it's a bad idea to take kids to a gun range and learn how to shoot a handgun, etc., but the idea of a gathering where people are shooting assault weapons does bother me quite a bit. It encourages the mentality that you might need to use them at some point which is pretty ridiculous in my opinion.

    I do believe that can be done responsibly. I'm just talking about the big picture. The people that I've met that do that seem to believe they will need to arm up and fight off tyranny at some point.
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
    2024: Noblesville, Wrigley, Wrigley, Ohana, Ohana
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    Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 10,617
    So if I show you a pic of me when I was 10 holding an AR-15 that was grooming?
    Yes, See # 2

    https://www.google.com/search?q=grooming+definition&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS927US927&oq=gr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i57j46i131i199i433i465i512l3j0i67i650j46i131i199i433i465i512j0i433i512j46i131i175i199i433i512i664i665i670.1876j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    grooming
    noun
    1. 1.
      the practice of brushing and cleaning the coat of a horse, dog, or other animal.
      "regular grooming is essential to the well-being of your dog"
    2. 2.
      the practice of preparing or training someone for a particular purpose or activity.


    Edit: I should clarify... I would consider it grooming if adults were encouraging you in the activity. 
    We went "shooting" as a family outing...  So I guess they were grooming me to participate in that?  Family gathering?

    This just states that if you teach/train your kid to do anything it's grooming then.

    Throw a baseball?  Grooming.

    Change a tire?  Grooming.

     Follow traffic signals?  Grooming.
    It's literally the text book definition of grooming: training someone for a particular purpose or activity. 

    & yeah... if someone trains their kid to be a pitcher, they are literally grooming that child to be a pitcher. That's what the term means. 

    It didn't have this negative connotation before the GOP used it to vilify the LGBTQ community.
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,300
    So if I show you a pic of me when I was 10 holding an AR-15 that was grooming?
    Yes, See # 2

    https://www.google.com/search?q=grooming+definition&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS927US927&oq=gr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i57j46i131i199i433i465i512l3j0i67i650j46i131i199i433i465i512j0i433i512j46i131i175i199i433i512i664i665i670.1876j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    grooming
    noun
    1. 1.
      the practice of brushing and cleaning the coat of a horse, dog, or other animal.
      "regular grooming is essential to the well-being of your dog"
    2. 2.
      the practice of preparing or training someone for a particular purpose or activity.


    Edit: I should clarify... I would consider it grooming if adults were encouraging you in the activity. 
    We went "shooting" as a family outing...  So I guess they were grooming me to participate in that?  Family gathering?

    This just states that if you teach/train your kid to do anything it's grooming then.

    Throw a baseball?  Grooming.

    Change a tire?  Grooming.

     Follow traffic signals?  Grooming.
    It's literally the text book definition of grooming: training someone for a particular purpose or activity. 

    & yeah... if someone trains their kid to be a pitcher, they are literally grooming that child to be a pitcher. That's what the term means. 

    It didn't have this negative connotation before the GOP used it to vilify the LGBTQ community.
    It's ridiculous and I'm offended.

    Teaching is grooming now.? We need to change that way of thinking.  Grooming is predatory.
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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,107
    So if I show you a pic of me when I was 10 holding an AR-15 that was grooming?
    Yes, See # 2

    https://www.google.com/search?q=grooming+definition&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS927US927&oq=gr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i57j46i131i199i433i465i512l3j0i67i650j46i131i199i433i465i512j0i433i512j46i131i175i199i433i512i664i665i670.1876j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    grooming
    noun
    1. 1.
      the practice of brushing and cleaning the coat of a horse, dog, or other animal.
      "regular grooming is essential to the well-being of your dog"
    2. 2.
      the practice of preparing or training someone for a particular purpose or activity.


    Edit: I should clarify... I would consider it grooming if adults were encouraging you in the activity. 
    We went "shooting" as a family outing...  So I guess they were grooming me to participate in that?  Family gathering?

    This just states that if you teach/train your kid to do anything it's grooming then.

    Throw a baseball?  Grooming.

    Change a tire?  Grooming.

     Follow traffic signals?  Grooming.
    If Rittenhouse had thrown a baseball or tire at someone instead of shooting them with an assault rifle you might have something there.
    I'm using myself as an example that I was not groomed...  That isn't what my family did.

    Every kid that gets taught to hunt can be used as an excuse that they were groomed is what I'm getting at.
    But hunting is miles apart from feeling like you need to carry an assault weapon around for self defense
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    Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 10,617
    So if I show you a pic of me when I was 10 holding an AR-15 that was grooming?
    Yes, See # 2

    https://www.google.com/search?q=grooming+definition&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS927US927&oq=gr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i57j46i131i199i433i465i512l3j0i67i650j46i131i199i433i465i512j0i433i512j46i131i175i199i433i512i664i665i670.1876j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    grooming
    noun
    1. 1.
      the practice of brushing and cleaning the coat of a horse, dog, or other animal.
      "regular grooming is essential to the well-being of your dog"
    2. 2.
      the practice of preparing or training someone for a particular purpose or activity.


    Edit: I should clarify... I would consider it grooming if adults were encouraging you in the activity. 
    We went "shooting" as a family outing...  So I guess they were grooming me to participate in that?  Family gathering?

    This just states that if you teach/train your kid to do anything it's grooming then.

    Throw a baseball?  Grooming.

    Change a tire?  Grooming.

     Follow traffic signals?  Grooming.
    It's literally the text book definition of grooming: training someone for a particular purpose or activity. 

    & yeah... if someone trains their kid to be a pitcher, they are literally grooming that child to be a pitcher. That's what the term means. 

    It didn't have this negative connotation before the GOP used it to vilify the LGBTQ community.
    It's ridiculous and I'm offended.

    Teaching is grooming now.? We need to change that way of thinking.  Grooming is predatory.
    It has a non-predatory definition. This isn't debatable. See the 3rd example from Merriam Webster: 

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groom

    groom

    2 of 2

    verb

    groomedgroominggrooms

    transitive verb

    1
    to clean and maintain the appearance of (an animal)
    especially to maintain the health and condition of the coat of (a horse, dog, etc.) by brushing, combing, currying, or similar attention
    2
    to make neat or attractivean impeccably groomed woman
    3
    to get into readiness for a specific objective PREPAREwas being groomed as a presidential candidate
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,300
    There is clearly a difference between Rittenhouse's "grooming" and other scenarios. His mom was encouraging him to police the streets that night which I doubt most parents would do.

    I don't think it's a bad idea to take kids to a gun range and learn how to shoot a handgun, etc., but the idea of a gathering where people are shooting assault weapons does bother me quite a bit. It encourages the mentality that you might need to use them at some point which is pretty ridiculous in my opinion.

    I do believe that can be done responsibly. I'm just talking about the big picture. The people that I've met that do that seem to believe they will need to arm up and fight off tyranny at some point.
    It was cool.  That's why we took the picture.

    We shot guns because it was fun and we made targets and competed against each other.

    None of us believe we are going to fight tyranny, lol.  I know they are out there though. I keep forgetting that we have crazies and not take it personally.
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,300
    So if I show you a pic of me when I was 10 holding an AR-15 that was grooming?
    Yes, See # 2

    https://www.google.com/search?q=grooming+definition&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS927US927&oq=gr&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i57j46i131i199i433i465i512l3j0i67i650j46i131i199i433i465i512j0i433i512j46i131i175i199i433i512i664i665i670.1876j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    grooming
    noun
    1. 1.
      the practice of brushing and cleaning the coat of a horse, dog, or other animal.
      "regular grooming is essential to the well-being of your dog"
    2. 2.
      the practice of preparing or training someone for a particular purpose or activity.


    Edit: I should clarify... I would consider it grooming if adults were encouraging you in the activity. 
    We went "shooting" as a family outing...  So I guess they were grooming me to participate in that?  Family gathering?

    This just states that if you teach/train your kid to do anything it's grooming then.

    Throw a baseball?  Grooming.

    Change a tire?  Grooming.

     Follow traffic signals?  Grooming.
    It's literally the text book definition of grooming: training someone for a particular purpose or activity. 

    & yeah... if someone trains their kid to be a pitcher, they are literally grooming that child to be a pitcher. That's what the term means. 

    It didn't have this negative connotation before the GOP used it to vilify the LGBTQ community.
    It's ridiculous and I'm offended.

    Teaching is grooming now.? We need to change that way of thinking.  Grooming is predatory.
    It has a non-predatory definition. This isn't debatable. See the 3rd example from Merriam Webster: 

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groom

    groom

    2 of 2

    verb

    groomed; grooming; grooms

    transitive verb

    1
    : to clean and maintain the appearance of (an animal)
    especially : to maintain the health and condition of the coat of (a horse, dog, etc.) by brushing, combing, currying, or similar attention
    2
    : to make neat or attractive
    an impeccably groomed woman
    3
    to get into readiness for a specific objective PREPARE
    was being groomed as a presidential candidate
    You're being too webster and literal here.

    When someone says "they were grooming them" it has a negative meaning or undertone.  We had a whole thread dedicated to the act of grooming and they were pretty much all predators.

    It means something but using it in context can have a completely negative meaning.

    My family "taught" me.
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