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Why Canít Bubba Vote Democrat? (WARNING - get a grip and hold on tight...)
Opednews.com ^ | 1/07/04 | Allen Snyder

Posted on 01/07/2004 5:05:22 PM PST by Libloather

Why Can’t Bubba Vote Democrat?
by Allen Snyder
OpEdNews.Com

‘Bubba’, you may recall, is the generic name for the guy Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean appealed to; the blue-collar white guy with the pick-up, Confederate Flag (if he’s a Southerner – the North has its Bubbas, too), gun rack, spit cup, NASCAR ball cap, ‘I Pledge to One Nation Under God’ bumper sticker, and big chip on his shoulder.

It’s false that people who like NASCAR, Confederate flags, and guns are Bubbas and, being a professional critical thinker, I see the gross overgeneralization involved in saying so. Instead, we’ll say ‘not all NASCAR lovin’ gun toters are Bubbas, but all Bubbas are NASCAR lovin’ gun toters’. It’s the same reasoning used in ‘not all conservatives are stupid people, but all stupid people are conservatives’ (could this be more true?).

There are rich Bubbas and poor Bubbas. Over the last few decades, poor Bubbas have dissed Democrats and elected Republican ‘regular guys’ to our highest elected offices. Now, the GOP carries Southern states routinely and the political pendulum there has swung way to the right.

At least rich Bubbas have an excuse for voting Republican. They have lotsa money and Republicans love helping rich people get richer, especially if they can get poor Bubbas and their yet-to-be-born children to foot the humungous bill, thank ‘em for it, and ask for more.

But what’s Poor Bubba’s excuse? He doesn’t have a pot to piss in. He’s living paycheck to paycheck and up to his eyeballs in debt. Meanwhile, GOP hucksters ram through labor, middle, and lower-class unfriendly legislation that screws him over both economically and politically. Rather than punishing them, poor Bubbas from Savannah to El Paso to Knoxville line up every election to vote for more Republicans.

What’s happened here? It’s trivial to say there’s one and only one cause for Bubba’s changing attitudes, but the reasons aren’t as complicated as you’d think. What attracts Bubba to the GOP is their not-so-closet intolerance, pumping testosterone, and defiant machismo.

You see, Bubba don’t like too many people. He’s got a ‘problem’ with Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Asians, Europeans (especially the French), the camel jockeys, towel-heads, fags, Jews, Catholics, atheists, tree-huggers, liberals, commies, and the ACLU. But what he really hates is blacks and women, especially those with power. All Bubbas are dangerously narrow-minded and are either racists, sexists, or homophobes, a combination of these, or in extreme, but not entirely rare instances, a heady mix of all of them (think Senator Santorum – Yikes!).

Bubba tends to like other Confederate flag waving God-fearing Protestants, have a ‘nuke ‘em all to hell’ mentality, trust the government without question (unless it’s full of Goddamn bleedin’ heart liberal Democrats), hate dissenters, like his womenfolk figuratively barefoot/pregnant and literally submissive, and his blacks in their place.

He lives vicariously through military action, a testosterone-fest if ever there was one, imaginarily killing and maiming his way to world dominance.

Pacifists are pussies, the ends justify the means, if you want something – take it, and the USA is #1!

Bubba idolizes Rush and O’Reilly, and thinks Ann Coulter often ‘makes some good points’. They get it. They know him, are him, and feel his pain (they say). They fan his anger and frustration, directing it toward the evil liberals, peaceniks, and Democrats responsible for this national cultural nightmare. They willingly enable his various ‘isms’, phobias, and fears.

Bubba’s afraid he’s lost control, lost power, become a minority in his own country. He’s the victim of an evil liberal plot to de-white the country.

Everybody wants to take him down, make him pay, and the only ones who care are Republicans. ‘It’s OK to hate women, fags, and blacks’, the GOP happily says, ‘we don’t like ‘em, either – and we run the government!’

Democrats, on the other hand, are the party of Civil Rights, blacks, gays, feminism, the environment, international cooperation, and world peace – all things Bubba thinks the world would be better without. Bubba wants and needs the security of being in charge, being top dog, and BushCo’s GOP-sponsored plan for world domination through oppressive fear, bullying intimidation, and manly war neatly fits the bill.

What’s a Democrat to do? As bleak as things seem, you’d think Bubbas were forever lost to the hatemongers on the GOP right. They’re not.

Democrats have to stick to the issues; they can’t let themselves get too tangled up in taking sides in the ‘cultural war’ questions of the day. They can’t get any real mileage out of affirmative action, the pledge of allegiance, and gay marriage, ‘cause the right sings Bubba’s tune on those issues.

But what Bubba doesn’t know is how much he’s been lied to about things he actually cares about – war and the economy. Bubba’s dying in Iraq and being sucked dry at home. The left needs to do more than simply confront Bubba with BushCo’s destructive policies and their hideous consequences. They need to show Bubba how badly BushCo lies about everything and do so unceasingly.

‘Cause if there’s one thing Bubba hates more than being out of beer on game day, it’s being made a fool of.

Allen Snyder is an instructor of Philosophy and Ethics. He can be reached at asnyder111@hotmail.com This article is copyright by Allen Snyder and originally published by opednews.com but permission is granted for reprint in print, email, blog, or web media so long as this credit is attached.


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Very strange way to reach out to the Bubba voter...
1 posted on 01/07/2004 5:05:26 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Support Free Republic
I got yer back...
2 posted on 01/07/2004 5:06:14 PM PST by Libloather (Dubya's got the RATS tied in knots. It's party time!)
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To: Libloather
LOL you beat the mysterious SFR to it
3 posted on 01/07/2004 5:06:57 PM PST by cyborg
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4 posted on 01/07/2004 5:08:35 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Happy New Year)
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To: Libloather
No kidding..
5 posted on 01/07/2004 5:09:11 PM PST by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: Libloather
That has got to be one of the most prejudical pieces of stereotyped braindead tripe that I've read in quite awhile.

Why would you bother posting it?!
6 posted on 01/07/2004 5:09:36 PM PST by Tempest
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To: Libloather
They need to show Bubba how badly BushCo lies about everything

Allen Snyder is an instructor of Philosophy and Ethics.

And this is ethical?  Hell, it isn't even logical.
I couldn't be a professor.  I respect truth.
7 posted on 01/07/2004 5:10:28 PM PST by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: Libloather
Allen Snyder is an instructor of Philosophy and Ethics.

I think that about says it all. A simple bigot.

8 posted on 01/07/2004 5:10:31 PM PST by DesertWalker
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To: Libloather
Ya know, if Mr. Snyder wrote this about anybody but white guys, it would called racistsexisthomophobichatespeech.

I'd like to see a post about how blacks live lives of violence vicariously through rap music, etc. Bet it would last ten whole seconds, barf alert or no.

9 posted on 01/07/2004 5:12:48 PM PST by Little Ray (Why settle for a Lesser Evil? Cthuhlu for President!)
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To: Libloather
Oh, here we go with the same liberal drivel. Bubba is motivated by fear; he fears minorities with power.

A nice assertion that's completely unverifiable - typically stupid and typically liberal.

10 posted on 01/07/2004 5:13:56 PM PST by Reactionary
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To: Libloather
...and, being a professional critical thinker...

Whew! Glad he cleared that up! Wouldn't have put that together from the rest of his tripe.

11 posted on 01/07/2004 5:19:27 PM PST by Egon (If you can read this tagline, you may be sitting too close to the monitor.)
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To: Libloather
Here it is in a nut shell.

Lincoln was a Republican!

And they all remember it!

12 posted on 01/07/2004 5:19:30 PM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: Libloather
This guys writing is so bad I had to bail after about three paragraphs. BARF!
13 posted on 01/07/2004 5:21:58 PM PST by Huck (Was that offensive? I hope that wasn't offensive.)
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To: Libloather
Bubba's gonna cancel Allen's vote too. Ha, ha.
14 posted on 01/07/2004 5:25:50 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Tempest
That has got to be one of the most prejudical pieces of stereotyped braindead tripe that I've read in quite awhile.

I agree. Its part of the northern elitist, ignorant, Manhattan, campus, Howard Dean crowd. The south is the fastest growing part of the country and even black have begun to migrate back down there because its safe and its better living.

15 posted on 01/07/2004 5:26:39 PM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space for rent)
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To: Tempest
That has got to be one of the most prejudical pieces of stereotyped braindead tripe that I've read in quite awhile. Why would you bother posting it?!

Because the opinion is real. I'm more than sure it's what the leftist elites believe. It's what us Bubbas are up against...

16 posted on 01/07/2004 5:29:11 PM PST by Libloather (Dubya's got the RATS tied in knots. It's party time!)
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To: gcruse
I couldn't be a professor. I respect truth.

It doesn't actually say he's a professor. Or where.

For all we know he "instructs" only on the internet.

17 posted on 01/07/2004 5:29:39 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Tempest
I sent Mr. Allen a note saying that if he'd slung around as many sterotypes about blacks, gays, or Jews as he did about poor white southerners he'd have been charged with a hate crime.
18 posted on 01/07/2004 5:30:34 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Libloather
Let's Ditch Dixie: The Case for Northern Secession
19 posted on 01/07/2004 5:32:08 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Libloather
So predictable as to be almost boring.

BTW, "spit cup"? Who spits in a cup?

20 posted on 01/07/2004 5:32:44 PM PST by BenLurkin (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Huck
Mr. Snyder, one gets a very narrow view of the world through their own anal orifice. Your article should have been titled "Why I Can't Pull My Head Out."
21 posted on 01/07/2004 5:32:57 PM PST by Vigilanteman
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To: Libloather
I have no desire to hear from a nobody like Alan Snyder. (Alan WHO?).

Sit down, Snyder, and STFU.

Or I'll sic Homeland Security on yer a&&.

22 posted on 01/07/2004 5:34:50 PM PST by Lazamataz (I stole this tagline from Conspiracy Guy. I beat him up and took it. That's because I can.)
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To: DesertWalker
"Pellissippi State Technical Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee" Is this an Ivy League institute of higher learning? This is where he holds his vaunted professorship.
23 posted on 01/07/2004 5:37:37 PM PST by Right_Handed_Writer
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To: Libloather
Ever notice how lefties can't "do" humor? They zero in on the weakest, most defenseless jokes in the world and then beat them right into the ground. They have no idea when to quit.

Allen needs a "brevity is the soul of wit" tattoo...
24 posted on 01/07/2004 5:37:45 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: gcruse
Sounds like one of the pointy headed guys Spiro Agnew used to talk about. Anyway, I'm betting Prof Snyder has never been further east than the Pecos and further south than the Ohio. So how does he get the idea of how Bubba thinks, watching reruns of Hee-Haw?
25 posted on 01/07/2004 5:38:05 PM PST by oyez (Incredible!)
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To: Libloather
I love how he (like all lefties) makes the blatant generalization that the GOP "hates" blacks, women, etc. while conveniently ignoring the fact that there are more minorities in high level cabinet positions in this administration than in any previous administration.
26 posted on 01/07/2004 5:42:04 PM PST by American Infidel (It is far better to be feared than it is to be loved)
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To: Libloather
I'm sure that the leftist elitest believe it to and I apologize for taking my frustration at the article out on you. It just irks me that so many leftist like to fancy themselves as "open-minded", "free-thinking" and "tolerant".

Yet the frenzy in which their extremist cultivate causes people to form such ignorant, prejudiced assertions.
28 posted on 01/07/2004 5:43:02 PM PST by Tempest
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To: Tempest
I'm sure that the leftist elitest believe it to and I apologize for taking my frustration at the article out on you.

No problem. I moved to the south in order to BECOME a Bubba. My new lifestyle is being attacked - and I really don't like it.

31 posted on 01/07/2004 5:47:45 PM PST by Libloather (Dubya's got the RATS tied in knots. It's party time!)
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To: oyez
You know, I suspect he did his Southern Male thesis around Junior Samples.
32 posted on 01/07/2004 5:47:55 PM PST by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: KC_Conspirator
I hate to break it to you bud, but the highest murder and illegitimate birth rates in the nation are in Southern States.

You are almost 3 times as likely to be murdered in Louisiana as you are in New York.

The northeast part of the country is not really bad at all. Generally the crime and cultural indicators are all on the good to very good side. Most areas are healthy economically. it is not as crowded as many people think it is (once you get away from urban centers, the population thins out quickly). Sure there are lots of Liberals in some areas but there are very few in others.
33 posted on 01/07/2004 5:52:45 PM PST by XRdsRev
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To: Libloather
This stereotypical liberal view of the south says a lot more about the writer than it says about the so-called simple-minded prejudiced Bubbas he rants about. As a life-long Northerner I'm just a little ashamed that these types of smug Yankee libs are allowed to get their screeds published.

Let me just say that after more than fifty years of living and having a degree from a college full of these types of libs, I'd trust those Bubbas in an emergency a heck of a lot more than worthless Northern libs like Snyder. The U.S. has trusted Bubbas like Alvin York, Audie Murphy, and a whole lot more Southern men who fought and died for their country so elitist libs like this clown could get their bigoted drivel printed.

34 posted on 01/07/2004 5:57:20 PM PST by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Libloather
Read Jim Goad's "Redneck Manifesto" instead.
35 posted on 01/07/2004 6:06:56 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: Libloather
Fine. Whatever floats the froth in his latte.The Bubba voter is gonna' deliver a big ol' can of Whoop-Ass to the dems. in November. Now, hand me a beer and a bag of corn nuts. I love a good butt-kickin.
36 posted on 01/07/2004 6:08:01 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness
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To: Right_Handed_Writer
You can find other droppings from this leftist dick-head by a simple use of the Google key.

He's an adjunct instructor at that great beacon of academia, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, in Knowxille, TN. Adjunct means they hired him--they'll hire anybody at a place like that--to come in a couple nights a week and teach students just out of high school who don't know their A'holes from ethics and philosophy. I believe his email there is asnyder@pstcc.edu. You can find his home address/phone by a simple white page search. He lives on "County Club Way," which is not surprising for a liberal-leftist who likes to tell other folks how to live their lives. He was an aspiring--meaning he hadn't got it yet--doctoral student at UT, probably in some liberal arts department like sociology, education, or some such. He obviously likes to hide from the public as he uses a number of email handles like the one he gave at the end of this article and others like asnyder@utkux.utcc.utk.edu and asnyder1@utkux.utcc.utk.edu.

It's amply clear this fuzzy-thinking Bush-hater is incapable of coherent thought and his writing wouldn't even get a C- at a place like good old Pellissippi. I suspect he has a part-time job washing dishes at the Red Lobster in Knoxville to earn most of his bread, and spends most of his time on DU posting four-letter words trashing good, honest, people.

37 posted on 01/07/2004 6:08:13 PM PST by Cautor
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To: driftless
Last I heard this guy was teaching in Tennessee. Is there any evidence that he is from the North ? There are plenty of Liberal a**holes in the South too.
38 posted on 01/07/2004 6:08:59 PM PST by XRdsRev
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To: BenLurkin
"BTW, "spit cup"? Who spits in a cup?"

Anybody who puts a "just a pinch between your cheek and gum."
39 posted on 01/07/2004 6:12:25 PM PST by Poser
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To: Poser
Trust me...you are wayyyyyy better off with a spit bottle.
It's very hard to get tobacco stains out of upholstered car seats.
40 posted on 01/07/2004 6:15:36 PM PST by XRdsRev
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To: DesertWalker
...he is an instructor. Does that mean a teachers aide? cause if he was a prof that would not be lost in the explanation of his credentials. this piece of silly putty does not know much about Bubba, the south including the south of Tennessee Williams or Thomas Moore. Most of these bozos think the Pulitzer prize was created by a yankee. Unless I'm wrong St. Louis, Mo is Buba country.
41 posted on 01/07/2004 6:19:19 PM PST by q_an_a
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To: Libloather
Allen Snyder is an instructor of Philosophy and Ethics.

Only an "instructor"?

I guess Goober here couldn't get one of them professiating degrees.

42 posted on 01/07/2004 6:21:20 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Libloather
Funniest piece I've read in a long time. It's inadvertent humor, the cruelest kind, the kind where the speaker thinks he's a riot and he really is, for all the wrong reasons.

That this "professional critical thinker," heaven help us, is being inflicted on poor undergraduates somewhere who deserve better is the true crime against humanity in this piece. The guy should look up "stereotype" in a dictionary some time and ponder the deficiencies of constructing a structure of thought on the quicksand of bigotry. I feel certain he could find abundant examples in other people - most paragons of intellectual clarity can. That characteristic also constitutes a fairly good working definition of "fool."

Evidence? I give you: It’s the same reasoning used in ‘not all conservatives are stupid people, but all stupid people are conservatives’ (could this be more true?). Well, actually it could hardly be less false. Two words - Patty Murray. Nor is that "reasoning" by any conventional definition of the term, as I am certain a "professional critical thinker" realizes - it is a description of an inclusive set relationship whose accuracy depends on the underlying definitions, none of which are offered, and for good reason.

Mister Snyder - here, parenthetically, is a personality type that would have PhD tatted on his underwear had he attained that level of institutional sanction for formal blathering - is something of a sad case when it comes to the analytical perception of his fellow man. There's nothing wrong with Bubba - I'd trust him to tow me out of a snowdrift any time. Mr. Snyder I wouldn't trust with my car keys. Not that he'd steal them, he'd lose them. But what strikes me as least trustworthy about Mr. Snyder is the drift of this "essay" - all he's really trying to do is all the Left is capable of these days: come up with a sufficiently manipulative lie to garner Bubba's vote and then screw him to the wall. The problem is twofold: Bubba is smarter than Mr. Snyder thinks he is, and Mr. Snyder is stupider by an order of magnitude than Mr. Snyder thinks he is. And that's not Bubba's problem.

43 posted on 01/07/2004 6:29:33 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
Very nice, except for the following sentence:

Well, actually it could hardly be less false.

I'm thinking this is exactly the opposite of what you meant.

As an assistant to the part-time instructor at the Pellissippi Technical School of Whatnot and Thingies of Ohio, I bestow on your essay a grade of "B+".

44 posted on 01/07/2004 6:35:01 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Caught me - that's what I get for posting before proofreading.

But honestly, perfesser...I'd do anything for an "A"...

45 posted on 01/07/2004 6:37:24 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Libloather
Did Snyder's boyfriend break up with him and run south or something?
46 posted on 01/07/2004 6:39:51 PM PST by nwrep
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To: Billthedrill
Alright, vote for Dean and you'll have your "A".

It's what all us Pellissippi intellectulists am doing!

47 posted on 01/07/2004 6:39:58 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Libloather
"But what Bubba doesn’t know is how much he’s been lied to about things he actually cares about – war and the economy."

Once again, the liberal idiots don't get it. The main theme for Democrats is MONEY and making sure that it goes to only the people they feel it should go to and the main concern for Republicans is MORALITY and doing the right thing. It is the Democrat's complete blindness to what the average person cares about that is losing them elections.
48 posted on 01/07/2004 6:40:47 PM PST by onevoter
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To: dead
My heart's (sob!) for Kucinich...but...OK...
49 posted on 01/07/2004 6:41:25 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: small voice in the wilderness
Now, hand me a beer and a bag of corn nuts.

I'm kinda into the pork rinds right now. And I've found 'em on sale.

The stories about the flavor could fill volumes...

50 posted on 01/07/2004 6:59:30 PM PST by Libloather (Dubya's got the RATS tied in knots. It's party time!)
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