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0 posted 10-06-2008 09:45 AM       View Profile for JenniferMaxwell   Email JenniferMaxwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JenniferMaxwell

Here you go, an all purpose thread for discussing abortion, birth control, sex ed, a rapist’s parental rights, repealing R v W, back alley abortions and women who die from them, fetal rights, Sarah Palin’s big hair and narrow mind, terrorist fist jabs, McCain the fornicator, Obama the closet Muslim, Barney Franks boy friend, Puff the Magic Dragon and anything else that’s on your mind.

Have at it, but be respectful of other posters and their opinions.

PS - Even if you don't have actual facts, feel free to just make stuff up as you go along.

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Dear J.M.,

          That's very generous of you.  Thank you very much.  It's nice to have such a venue.

     My theory is, however, that it's as important to watch the form as the content of these things if you want to gain a fuller understanding.  There's a short and fairly readable classic study by W.R.Bion called Experiences in Groups that gives a glimpse into this fascinating world.

     Always a pleasure to talk with you.  See you later alligator,  Bob Kaven
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Thanks for getting the ball rolling, Bob!

Keeping in mind the fact that I'm blonde, not old enough to drink legally or understand complicated things, could you kindly, when/if you have time, add a little to help me understand your statement:

"it's as important to watch the form as the content of these things if you want to gain a fuller understanding"

Thanks!
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3 posted 10-06-2008 10:51 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

In Spanish, there is a saying which, translated, means "What you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying". My guess would be that bears some significant point to Bob's comment.

More than words are on display in these threads.
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4 posted 10-06-2008 11:09 AM       View Profile for JenniferMaxwell   Email JenniferMaxwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JenniferMaxwell

Poster number 2 already! Thanks, Balladeer! I was really a little concerned that no one would want to join in. Your post really lifted my spirits and makes me feel like I've done a good thing. Thanks again for giving my self esteem a much needed boost!

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I don’t think it’s generous at all.

Offering posters the opportunity to introduce any topic at all is clearly an insidious attempt to dilute in-depth debate and deflect attention away from the important issues that really need to be discussed.

This kind of tactic, first used by Genghis Khan to deflect discussion away from his controversial “Three steppe plan to weight loss” video, is a standard tactic used by the far left and shouldn’t, in my opinion, be tolerated.

Despite your attempts to dodge the issue Jen the question still remains, can the American people really vote for a man who believes fervently in the existence of a walking, talking, six foot mouse? Despite numerous denials by, so called, experts Obama is clearly on record as admitting that in 1966 he was a member of the radical movement known as The Mickey Mouse club. The same extremist organisation that sources close to George Bush as recently as 2007 suggested had close links with  Brittney Smears and Christina Agalearhole, both suspected of numerous and serious crimes against humanity and popular music.

How un-American can this guy get.

Granted there are rumours on some untrustworthy socialist blogs that McCain has claimed to have conversed on several occasions with Donald Duck Rumsfeld. Quite frankly even if there is some truth to the rumour it pales into insignificance alongside Osama’s “palling around” with known undesirables.

We don’t need no Mickey Mouse
Behind the man in the White House.

(advertisement sponsored by Bugs Bunny and the Palin Foundation for fluffybunnyness)

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Now Grinch, don’t get your knickers in a twist, those in depth forums are all still there. Though I do have to admit it’s hard to distinguish some of them from this one.

Is “palling around” an Alaskan euphemism.  Sounds kind of Barney Frankish to me. Perhaps Jimbeaux knows. I expect he'll have something to say in rebuttal to your accusing Obama of having stinky cheese breath.

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http://www.thoseshirts.com/mic.html


This link was sent to me by an anonymous but obvious patriot, the accompanying letter (written in lipstick) contains too many expletives to reproduce in full but this excerpt should show the depth of feeling among honest hardworking Americans.

“ As I said to my pregnant daughter the other day before hockey practice I will do everything within my power to ban any books containing any reference to this “pal” of Obama’s. Anyone promoting a belief in this moose.. sorry mouse, doesn’t see America as you or I see America.”

The truth is out there Jen.
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PTL, Grinch, you've opened my eyes to the truth about Obama's cheese addiction and mouse cross dressing! Tammy Faye is smiling down from Heaven cuz I've seen the light! Maybe that's who Palin is imitating, the late, great, biggest hair ever,Tammy Faye?

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I actually have a serious question. There are sourced rumors floating around that McCain may be having a relapse. So if he did have to withdraw before the election for health reasons, what happens then? Do the Republicans choose a new Presidential candidate, do they bump Palin up on the ticket, would the election be postponed or what? Anyone know?

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The evidence mounts.

A well respected t-shirt manufacturer and Photoshop enthusiast Willy Clinton from Wisconsin has a friend who works with the sister of the bloke that supplies shaving foam to Britney’s hairdresser. He told me just yesterday in a spam email  addressed directly to me and 13 million other people that Britney has been working on the new national anthem on behalf of Obama, a pre-production press release by roger rabbit records is apparently due shortly.

Willy included this snippet allegedly recovered from a trash can close to Britney


Oh, say! can you see by the dawn's early light
Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me?
B-a-r-a-c-k o-b-a-m-a
Hey there, Hi there, Ho there. You're as welcome as can be!
B-a-r-a-c-k o-b-a-m-a


BTW - Palin would lead the ticket according to the rumour, but it’s just a rumour. I prefer the Wyllie Coyote\Porky pig option. There’s another story that suggests that Biden will step down and Hillary Clinton will step in as VP - that’s a rumour too.
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Now that would be a real match, Grinch, Palin and Hillary - dueling lipsticks at 30 paces.
Ding dong, Avon calling!


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12 posted 10-06-2008 01:56 PM       View Profile for JenniferMaxwell   Email JenniferMaxwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JenniferMaxwell

This just in via email:

The other day I went downtown to run a few errands. I went into a coffee
shop for a snack. I was only there for about 5 minutes.

When I came out, there was this cop writing out a parking ticket. I said to
him, 'Come on, man, how about giving a retired person a break?' He ignored
me and continued to write the ticket. His insensitivity annoyed me, so I called him a 'Nazi.' He glared at me and then wrote out another ticket for having worn tires.
So I proceeded to call him a 'doughnut eating Gestapo.'

He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first.
Then he wrote a third ticket when I called him a moron in blue. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I talked back to him the more tickets he wrote. Personally, I didn't really care. I came downtown on the Metro. The car he was putting the tickets on had one of those bumper stickers that said McCain '08'.

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quote:
More than words are on display in these threads.



OOOOO errrr Mister Ballydear - promises promises!!
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Billions to save the banks and our greedy and self-serving way of life, while the real world
http://www.iucn.org/news_events/events/congress/index.cfm?uNewsID=1695

dies.

Pathetic.
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When anyone mentions promises, I always think of Frost, Moonbeam. Most know his
line about promises to keep, but one of my favorite Frost lines comes from his early poem "My Butterfly". The line:
“ fate had made thee for the pleasure of the wind”

Ah, V8 moment, maybe I’ll borrow the line for my self portrait poem.

I'll read your link a little later, looks interesting.

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Jen,

I’d just like to say that I’m not suggesting that absolutely everyone with an imaginary friend is necessarily bad.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7655585.stm

Just some of them.

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ya gotta laugh...

Just saw on the tv news that Joe Biden's offer to folks to meet him down at Katie's restaurant to hear the thoughts of the middle class might be a little tough to do.

Katie's restaurant closed down over 20 years ago!

Not even Letterman's comedy writers could make this stuff up!
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Balladeer, I'm so pleased you're enjoying the thread. Thanks for posting again.

Grinch, what to say? That pink tank was a bit OTT.

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Deer,

It’s apparently now a “wings to go” franchise - maybe he’s an angel.

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Wings to Go, hmmmmm, sounds like a Los Vegas wedding chapel or fire and brimstone revival meeting.

This just in:
http://i36.tinypic.com/1z6ufo.jpg
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Hi Jenn!  I object to the fact that you did not source your inspiration for this thread, namely me.

I refer, of course to the  private email I sent you yesterday which I quote here:

"I'm looking for a site to confirm the rumors that Palin had an affair with Drew Barrymore and both of McCain's parents were members of the PTA, a known communist front group.  Palin has never denied the rumor, and McCain has never denounced his parents.  I know these rumors to be true because I just made them up, and I'm a source second in infailability only to the Pope herself.  (You knew that one, right, that the Pope was born a woman but underwent a sex change operation at a private Copenhagen clinic in October, 1955.  The attending physician was Lars Knudsen, son of the founder of Knudsen Dairy, a major supplier of sour cream to the WPA, "Red" Roosevelt's welfare program for artists, writers, and other deviants in the 30's.) This might make for a great new Pip Forum:  You Heard It Here First! -- where anyone is invited to make up anything, the more outrageous the better."

I of course, would never stoop to posting anything so scurrilous on this Family Friendly site, even though it is not particularly friendly towards me, and as far as I can tell I'm not only a family oriented guy, but in fact, have a family.  And a cat who looks like Morris, but never made it to the big time.  But then, I don't want to go off on a tangent.

I call upon Ron to close this thread immediately on the grounds that neither satire, sarcasm, irreverence, bullyragging, tangents, nor a decent pastrami on rye with mustard have a place in the Alley.

Now, when I post anything serious in the Alley, backed by a level of incontestible logic equalled only by Immanuel Kant in his "Critique of Pure Reason," and Yogi Berra in his post game interviews, I am routinely misquoted, misattributed, or just missed.

I know for a fact that the Pip community has been aligned against me from the start, when my last name was purposefully misspelled THREE CONSECUTIVE TIMES!  Yes, there IS a "t" in my last name, and no, you don't pronounce it.  Or if you do pronounce it, you shouldn't, just as I don't, my mother didn't, my father didn't, and at least two of my grandparents didn't.  (The other two, being Murdochs, weren't quite as clear on the concept.)

I, for one, am tired of the abuse of the Alley by people whose opinions differ from my own, and urge them all to stop it in deference to their batters.  Batters, as we all know, go sour when left unattended.  And, while certain naturally occurring bacterial strains may improve the flavor of certain breads and pancakes, they add NOTHING positive to the texture or flavor of a white cake with haupia filling, the coconut custard which by itself justifies the cost of airfare to the Hawaiian Islands, even at the peak of the tourist season!

Because of the frequent admonisions to address the post, not the poster, I can only say that whomever started this thread had, at least, the intelligence to steal from the best.  Me.

Yanking the chain and awaiting the flush, Jim with a silent "t" Aitken    


[This message has been edited by oceanvu2 (10-06-2008 11:54 PM).]

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Well, Jim, what can I say, when you snooze you lose. Your quick wit may have inspired the thread, but my quicker fingers did the typing. But I will put up a plaque in your honor if this thread lasts an entire day.
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I live on an Aitken Crescent, so I know it well that Aitken has a silent t.  
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Jenn -- You've got it backwards.  I'll put up a placque in your honor -- probably something scraped from my teeth...  

Maybe we can take a poll on who's the fastest typist.  I know it isn't me.  I'd vote for Bob.  Either he has more free time than anyone I know, or spent a previous life as a court stenographer.

ESS -- But then, you're a Canadian, and Canadians know everything.  Really, you're a funny guy, and I wish you'd let your wit out more often.  It's delightful.  I personally live on Aitken croissants, which have too many letters altogether.

Best, Jimbeaux  

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