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DUmmie FUnnies 04-20-12 (Prog Spring: OWSies coming out of hibernation, preparing for May Day!
DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 20, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson

Posted on 04/20/2012 5:15:05 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson

Ah, spring! The trees are greening up like so many broccoli sprouts across the landscape. The daffodils and daisies and dandelions are dotting the lawns of many a foreclosed home. Young men's hearts turn to thoughts of beer. And the Cubs are in last place. Yes, spring is in the air (see the pollen and mold counts).

Spring. It's a magical season. The earth comes to life, and we do with it. So it is with the young progressives. Their hearts turn to thoughts of occupying places. And so it is that after the long winter of their packed-up tent, the OWSies are coming out of hibernation! Mic check! The 99%ers are BACK, taking it to the streets, speaking truth to power, and sticking it to The Man! This is the Prog Spring of 2012!

Occupy Wall Street just had their "Spring Awakening," and other events are happening in New York and around the country throughout the month of April. But the Big News is . . . MAY DAY! MAY DAY! That's right, plans are in the works for having a huge, massive MAY DAY GENERAL STRIKE (#M1GS, for short). We'll show those lousy capitalists who we are! We'll make them sit up and take notice! GENERAL STRIKE! No Work! No Chores! No. . . . Wait. How is this different from any other day for the young progressives? Oh, well. . . . MAY DAY 2012! GENERAL STRIKE! TAKE THE STREETS!

Occupy meets May Day, a match made in Leningrad. We read about it in this THREAD, "Occupy May Day: Not Your Usual General Strike," and this THREAD, "MAY DAY! MAY DAY!" (BTW, did you know DUmmieland even has its own Occupy forum? That's where they can keep the five or six people who are so preoccupied with the Occupy movement that they need their own forum.)

So let us join the masses preparing to do nothing, in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson--wondering if a) our favorite OWSie, Trust Fund Ted Hall, will be back out on the streets this spring, and b) the 40-Year-Old Insurgent, William Rivers Pitt, wll finally pull himself away from the Bruins' games on TV to actually go to one of these Occupy thingies--is in the [brackets]:

Occupy May Day: Not Your Usual General Strike

[Is there a "usual" General Strike?]

Last December, Occupy Los Angeles proposed a General Strike on May 1 “for migrant rights, jobs for all, a moratorium on foreclosures, and peace – and to recognize housing, education and health care as human rights.”

[What about free nachos? Nachos with meat and cheese. Not that yukky, stringy Velveeta stuff, either. Good cheese. So add free nachos to the list, as long as we're generally striking.]

The idea has spread through the Occupy movement.

[Like sands through the hourglass. Like Velveeta through the DUodenum.]

Occupy Wall Street in New York recently expressed solidarity with the proposal and called for “a day without the 99%, general strike, and more!” with “no work, no school, no housework, no shopping, take the streets!”

[w00t! Parr-tayy!! Will Trust Fund Ted be there?]

Reactions are ranging from enthusiastic support to outraged skepticism.

[To gales of laughter.]

Most Occupy May Day advocates understand that a conventional general strike is not in the cards. What they are advocating instead is a day in which members of the “99%” take whatever actions they can to withdraw from participation in the normal workings of the economic system. . . .

[As long as it's convenient. Real commitment may not be in your cards.]

by not working if that is an option. . . .

[Not working, an "option"?? Heck, it's a way of life!]

but also by not shopping, not banking, and not engaging in other “normal” everyday activities. . . .

[Just put all that stuff off till May 2.]

and by joining demonstrations, marches, disruptions, occupations, and other mass actions.

[Hear that, Pitt? Get off your Barcalounger and head for the barricades!]

What Occupy May Day Could Achieve

[ ]

The Occupy May Day event is first of all a great chance for 99% to show itself, see itself, and express itself – to represent itself to itself. . . .

[To occupy itself with itself.]

If it truly draws together a wide range of working people, ranging from the most impoverished to professionals, from urban to suburban to rural, and including African Americans, Latinos, whites, and immigrants, it can embody the ability of the 99% to act as a group.

[It will probably be 99% white upper-class "students," looking for hashish and hook-ups.]

Occupy Global General Strike on May 1st.

[Not One D*mn Anything Day!]

Strike for:
IM/MIGRANT RIGHTS
ECONOMIC, SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE and LABOR RIGHTS
PEACE WITH JUSTICE
CIVIL LIBERTIES — END THE POLICE STATE
HOUSING, EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE AS HUMAN RIGHTS
WOMEN’S RIGHTS, LGBTQ RIGHTS & GENDER EQUITY

[FREE NACHOS
CUBS' WORLD SERIES
UNICORN SPARKLE FARTS AND RAINBOWS]

What is #M1GS?

[Twitterese for "Epic Fail."]

Occupations across the world have made similar calls for a General Strike, or day of economic disruption, in direct response to Occupy Los Angeles, or through a synchronicity of thought, a buzzing hive mind that feels the need to express solidarity with movements. . . .

[Or that buzzing in your head could be a hashish hangover.]

How can I participate?

[Do nothing on May 1. Should not be much of a stretch.]

If you can’t participate on #M1GS, you can contribute in other ways. Spread the word. Poster your neighborhood. Help form Strike Committees in the workplace. Agitate. . . .

[Make a pest of yourself. Again, not much of a stretch.]

It would be great to see a big May Day turnout for once in my life.

[Sure, you've been disappointed in the past, but this, this will be different! Masses of hordes of throngs of people, all united, black and white and transgendered and Wiccan, all of us standing up together, arm in arm, shoulder to shoulder, nose ring to nose ring, making our voices heard! Yes! It will HAPPEN!! I can FEEL it! Oooh I can't wait I can't wait I can't WAIT!! Soon, soon, the world will be a better place! May 1st, baby! We're makin' HISTORY!!]

MAY DAY! MAY DAY!

[The Day When Everything Finally Changed 47.2]

To the activist, the rebel, the revolutionary, the dreamer.

[To the college student who wants to skip out on classes.]

To all who believe in a better world.

[Not you bad people who want to have a worse world.]

To those who have found their voice. . . .

[And would like to find a hippie chick to hook up with.]

Raise your fists, break your chains. Shake the world under your feet. . . .

[You do the hokey-pokey and you turn yourself around. . . .]

make a noise so loud, that the 1% will cower in their marble halls.

[SPEAK TRUTH TO MARBLE!]

For the time of The People has come.

[May 2 will be the time of The Laughing.]

Those who consider themselves our masters will find themselves standing in the path of a force the likes of which the world has never seen.

[NEVER. SEEN.]

You are a force so strong that Mother Nature herself cowers in your presence.

[SPEAK TRUTH TO MOTHER NATURE!]

For we are many. We are strong. We are awake.

[We are crazy.]

We are above your fear mongering, you who seek to silence us. You cannot threaten us with lies of alarm and panic. Your words are mist that dissipates as we march.

[Guerrillas in the mist.]

We will take to the streets, and march on until we reach a dawn that mankind has never been witness to.

[NEVER. BEEN WITNESS TO.]

This dawn will produce a light so strong that the fear hatred and doubt in our hearts will vanish like the early morning dew upon a blade of grass.

[Like DU upon the grass.]

Our hearts will instead be a raging inferno that cannot be extinguished.

[Like a towering inferno, like a disco inferno!]

Fear us, you 1%, for we are coming, and we are already here.

[I can smell you already!]

We are here, and everywhere.

[Like Chickenman.]

General Strike on May 1st. Join us.



TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: dufu; dummie; dummiefunnies; dummies; mayday; occupy; occupywallstreet; ows; owsies; progspring
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1 posted on 04/20/2012 5:15:10 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Charles Henrickson

Brotherhood of International Totalitarian Communist Hippies.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 5:17:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: PJ-Comix; Xenalyte; RMDupree; AlexW; CzarNicky; Mike Fieschko; motzman; codercpc; thingumbob; ...

PROG SPRING PING!


3 posted on 04/20/2012 5:17:46 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Prog Spring of 2012.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Top 5?


4 posted on 04/20/2012 5:18:07 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Whoo Hoo! all The Dummies will be running around the maypole in one place.

That should make it easy to round them up.


5 posted on 04/20/2012 5:18:24 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NoGrayZone

6?


6 posted on 04/20/2012 5:20:09 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Charles Henrickson
Most Occupy May Day advocates understand that a conventional general strike is not in the cards. What they are advocating instead is a day in which members of the “99%” take whatever actions they can to withdraw from participation in the normal workings of the economic system. . . .

Instead of "Who is John Galt?" we have "Who is Bill Pitt?"

7 posted on 04/20/2012 5:25:13 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Our hearts will instead be a raging inferno that cannot be extinguished.

99 cent burritos at Del Taco night...

8 posted on 04/20/2012 5:28:50 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Charles Henrickson

No Work
No Chores
No Banking
No Shopping
No School

I don’t see how May Day will be different from any other day in their lives. They just have their moms do all those things for them anyway.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 5:29:37 PM PDT by Waryone (Remember your ABCS (anybody but commie socialists) = ABM (anybody but Mitt), ABO (anybody but Obama))
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To: Charles Henrickson

No chores - on a Tuesday? Will mom approve?


10 posted on 04/20/2012 5:30:12 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

““no work, no school, no housework, no shopping, take the streets!” “

Quick! Everyone! Rise to the lowest measurable standard they can think of! That’ll show’em! (plus, we don’t actually have to do anything different!)


11 posted on 04/20/2012 5:35:43 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Charles Henrickson

This is only happening because stupid women are easy


12 posted on 04/20/2012 5:36:08 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I’m off that day, anyway. If the weather’s good, I’ll go knock some holes in my zombie targets at teh range.


13 posted on 04/20/2012 5:36:37 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Waryone
Add to that list:

No Showers

No Deodorant

No Toothbrushes

14 posted on 04/20/2012 5:58:36 PM PDT by JPG (Please pass the pooch.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

If these malcontents had any brains they’d move to Europe and get on with their lives.


15 posted on 04/20/2012 5:59:34 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Charles Henrickson

The only way such an “action” could work is if they’d actually spent/not spend THEIR OWN money.

Who and what is paying for their 2 minutes of “fame”?


16 posted on 04/20/2012 6:06:29 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: freedumb2003

Yeparoos!


17 posted on 04/20/2012 6:18:58 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: GeronL

Amen!


18 posted on 04/20/2012 6:20:20 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

but #14 has me worried. lol


19 posted on 04/20/2012 6:23:59 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: NoGrayZone

Good excuse for goofing off on my BIRTHDAY!


20 posted on 04/20/2012 6:24:11 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Charles Henrickson
They should change their name to the Preoccupy Main Street movement. It has a much more fitting and appropriate acronym...
21 posted on 04/20/2012 6:59:00 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Charles Henrickson

“You do the hokey pokey”

Still laughing out loud.

This whole piece is funny stuff!! Thank you.


22 posted on 04/20/2012 7:13:21 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Waryone
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23 posted on 04/20/2012 7:22:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Charles Henrickson
No lights
No phones
No motor cars
Not a single luxury.
Like Robinson Carusoe,
It's as Progressive as can be...
24 posted on 04/20/2012 7:28:59 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
or through a synchronicity of thought, a buzzing hive mind that feels the need to express solidarity with movements....

Wow, for a moment there, that buzzing hive of synchronicity was so loud in my mind, my train of thought nearly hit a cow...

25 posted on 04/20/2012 7:34:49 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

No shopping? My husband may want me to participate! /S

My niece said her college professors expect their students to attend and may cancel class or not teach anything of importance that day, so she’s sleeping in and watching Netflix all day to see what it’s like to be a loser.


26 posted on 04/20/2012 8:05:30 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: mikrofon
Mic check!

Well? What do you have to say for someone else?

27 posted on 04/20/2012 8:20:10 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Prog Spring of 2012.)
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To: Vision

If these malcontents had any brains they’d move to Europe and get on with their lives.


Sheesh, don’t we have enough problems already?

:-)


28 posted on 04/20/2012 8:28:27 PM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: MacMattico
Greetings MacMattico:

may cancel class or not teach anything of importance that day or any other day in this tenured welfare clown's classes. This is what masqurades as higher education.

Your niece will learn more surfing FreeRepublic from her smart phone in class than she is polishing a chair with her bottom side listening to her "professor."

Cheers,
OLA

29 posted on 04/20/2012 9:41:52 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

All this is, is Not Another Damn Dime Day under a different name — with the same expected results.


30 posted on 04/20/2012 10:02:59 PM PDT by Purrcival (Herman Cain 2012 (*sigh*))
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To: Charles Henrickson

Just don’t ask them not to use their food stamps that day.


31 posted on 04/20/2012 10:10:57 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

:: [Like a towering inferno, like a disco inferno!] ::

Quick! Somebody get Steve Dahl and Gary Meyer on the phone.


32 posted on 04/21/2012 4:56:24 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Last December, Occupy Los Angeles proposed a General Strike on May 1 “for migrant rights, jobs for all, a moratorium on foreclosures, and peace – and to recognize housing, education and health care as human rights.”

Sounds like many dim members of congress have taken to posting at the DUmp.

33 posted on 04/21/2012 5:54:05 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: GeronL

Ewwww, smelly, unshaven stupid easy women.


34 posted on 04/21/2012 7:37:35 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: bicyclerepair

Well, happy pre-birthday! To celebrate, go out and spend spend spend!!!


35 posted on 04/21/2012 7:39:25 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: FDNYRHEROES

Gilligan’s Gulag


36 posted on 04/21/2012 8:19:36 AM PDT by mikrofon (DUFU Bump)
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To: berdie; PJ-Comix; mikrofon; franksolich; Ballygrl; gardencatz; Cletus.D.Yokel; Roscoe Karns; ...
“You do the hokey pokey”
Still laughing out loud.
This whole piece is funny stuff!! Thank you.

You're welcome! I figure if I write something that makes *me* laugh, it will work for others also.

The one no one yet has commented on, but one I am especially pleased with, is right there in the title: "Prog Spring," which I think is a perfect pun. Maybe not many know the referent any more. Nadin would know, I'm sure.

37 posted on 04/21/2012 9:12:23 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Prog Spring of 2012.)
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To: NoGrayZone
I'm having late '60s flashbacks:


38 posted on 04/21/2012 9:27:46 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Prog Spring of 2012.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

It won’t be ‘seeds’ that get planted...


39 posted on 04/21/2012 9:29:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: cripplecreek

Standing and applauding...well done!


40 posted on 04/21/2012 9:32:19 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
I hate to point this out to these “occupiers”, well, actually I don't hate it, I am THRILLED in doing so.

The people going to and from work will NOT be happy with such disruptor's. There are so many things already in place that make their commute miserable.....this will only compound to their misery.

41 posted on 04/21/2012 9:36:30 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

yuck. That is pretty gross.


42 posted on 04/21/2012 9:58:02 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Charles Henrickson

No Work
No Chores
No Banking
No Shopping
No School

No Pot?


43 posted on 04/21/2012 10:06:02 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
No Pot?

No Pitt.

44 posted on 04/21/2012 10:07:30 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Prog Spring of 2012.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I’d like to teach the world to sit
In perfect lethargy


45 posted on 04/21/2012 10:09:14 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Actually, I'll be somewhat in solidarity with the Pittster, engaged in this other May Day activity...
46 posted on 04/21/2012 10:34:06 AM PDT by mikrofon (Hoping his Bruins join the Sabres on the golf course this year ;)
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To: Charles Henrickson
make a noise so loud, that the 1% will cower in their marble halls.

NO LONGER WILL WE BE TAKEN FOR GRANITE!!

47 posted on 04/21/2012 10:41:32 AM PDT by mikrofon (Prog-marched)
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To: Charles Henrickson; All
How can I participate?

[Do nothing on May 1. Should not be much of a stretch.]

Stay in your mom's BASEMENT ALL DAY!!! of course it isn't a stretch for DUmmies

48 posted on 04/21/2012 10:54:14 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: GeronL

Yes it is....but what’s even more gross is the “men” who bed these beasts.


49 posted on 04/21/2012 4:06:35 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

They are dog eaters!!

lol


50 posted on 04/21/2012 4:12:53 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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