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Imagine a pro-vagina world
Twin Cities Daily Planet (MN) ^ | 05.01.08 | Shannon Drury

Posted on 05/01/2008 8:33:17 PM PDT by rface

What happened to the nicey-nice? Usually when I listen to Rush Limbaugh (for research, people), my heart sings when I hear a candidate like Obama labeled a “tax and spend liberal.” Why did I feel so disappointed by his success?.....when Gloria Steinem wrote a widely read opinion piece in the New York Times, you better believe my heart sang. But many women writers in the blogosphere whom I respect and admire called the essay sexist. And racist. And they said very hateful things about women like me who support Hillary Clinton, including that they are sexist and racist. One blogger on Feministing.com called it “pro-vagina selfishness.”.......

When I first started thinking about a Democratic presidential nominee for 2008 (sometime after the weeping stopped in November 2004), my criterion was simple: not another white guy.

I have nothing against individual white guys, mind you. My charming husband happens to be one, and before long my 8-year-old son will be one too. But white guys are way too entrenched. They’ve been running things since the dawn of humanity, despite a handful of anthropological studies that show matriarchies did exist, before patriarchies squashed them like bugs (lady bugs).

So imagine my thrill when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama looked like my party’s choices for 2008. Joy! Rapture! Why, back in the old days of ought-seven, discussing the candidates was sheer pleasure. No one argued. Everyone gasped, oh my gosh, aren’t we lucky?

Then the calendar flipped to 2008. I wore my Hillary pin at the new Richfield SuperTarget and got looks as dirty as I’ve seen in any campaign season. I attributed this to suburban conservatism. Imagine my surprise when at my precinct caucus, deep in the heart of the People’s Republic of South Minneapolis, I felt the sting of being in the political minority. I haven’t had that experience since I wore my homemade “Dump Reagan” pin to my classes at Edina’s South View Junior High. Suddenly, political discussions were making my stomach ache.

Why? Was it so hard to have people not agree with me? What happened to the nicey-nice? Usually when I listen to Rush Limbaugh (for research, people), my heart sings when I hear a candidate like Obama labeled a “tax and spend liberal.” Why did I feel so disappointed by his success?

I realized that I wanted a woman to be the nominee much more than I thought. I wasn’t satisfied with Obama, who is not white. He’s still a guy, and I am sick of guys.

Yet when I announce this, I am accused of being not only sexist but racist. No, I don’t mean me personally, mostly because I am too mousy to stand up in the public square and talk about how sick I am of men in power (though my supportive husband encourages this). I should defer to the royal “we” here, because when Gloria Steinem wrote about the subject in a widely read opinion piece in the New York Times, you better believe my heart sang.

But many women writers in the blogosphere whom I respect and admire called the essay sexist. And racist. And they said very hateful things about women like me who support Hillary Clinton, including that they are sexist and racist. One blogger on Feministing.com called it “pro-vagina selfishness.”

Oh, dear. No more nicey-nice.

My daughter Miriam will be 3 years old in May. Let’s imagine, shall we? Say Hillary Clinton is elected in 2008 (my best case), proves utterly ineffectual in office (worst case) and is defeated in 2012 by George P. Bush (whose mother is a native of Mexico). My daughter grows until adulthood with a woman president as historical fact, not a figment of her imagination. Any jerk messing with her self-esteem will get a sassy retort about President Hillary from my tough little girl, who is already known in her neighborhood for not playing princess. When my daughter puts on a tiara, she knows to be queen.

By all accounts, Barack Obama is almost as cool a guy as my husband and son. If he’s the Democratic Party nominee, I will happily support him. But these days when I see him on camera, I’m always peeking over his shoulder, thinking: Hmm, that Michelle Obama is one smart and accomplished woman. Why didn’t she run? Damn.

Is wanting a woman to run the show selfish? Yes. I acknowledge that it is. So is wanting 50 percent of the members of Congress and at least three more Supreme Court justices to be women. I also want 50 percent of the parents watching their kids at the park to be men. I want what any parent wants. I want a pro-vagina world for both of my children.

Perhaps the most important lesson of the campaign is that untangling gender, race, class and so many other of the big “-isms” is far more difficult than anyone thought. The shouters on both sides exhort us to vote blind to them all, to cast our ballots on issues alone. OK. I took one of those candidate surveys on the Internet and was given my perfect match: Dennis Kucinich.

Never mind.

Shannon Drury is a self-described radical housewife. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.


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I think the world is pretty much pro-vagina already...... I don't have to imagine any changes
1 posted on 05/01/2008 8:33:17 PM PDT by rface
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Remember Jim Robinson in your prayers........


2 posted on 05/01/2008 8:34:56 PM PDT by rface
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To: rface

Someone needs to tell her that Hillary isn’t a woman.


3 posted on 05/01/2008 8:36:38 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: rface; All

For the love of God, where is the barf alert?


4 posted on 05/01/2008 8:37:43 PM PDT by notdownwidems (Shellback, pollywogs! 1980)
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To: rface

It’s good to know that this bimbo relies on Rush when she is doing her “research.” The other pinheads she mentioned reading in this article have no credibility.


5 posted on 05/01/2008 8:41:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! It looks like it's all downhill from here!)
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To: rface

Whenever I hear women, like this one, talk...I start wondering why women were ever allowed to vote.


6 posted on 05/01/2008 8:41:18 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?)
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To: rface
Yet when I announce this, I am accused of being not only sexist but racist.

Nope, just plain stupid.

Often the simplest explanation is the correct one. You're just dumb as a box of rocks. Do you have to hire someone to wipe your rear end?

7 posted on 05/01/2008 8:42:23 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: rface
Excuse my generalization but this ‘radical housewife’ is a typical Liberal. Special interests trump the good of the country. Her only criteria after 11/04 was no more white guys?? I wish this country would wake up to what the left is all about. She also thought Michelle Obama should have run?? I have to say that M Obama is the most ungrateful, narcissistic shrew that I have come across in a long time. I truly believe that I would have gladly suffered whatever perceived slights she did while growing up for the opportunity to go to Princeton and Harvard AND to be making $350,000 a year to do community outreach. Oh, wait, I'm the wrong color for all that. Never mind.
8 posted on 05/01/2008 8:43:45 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: rface
Can someone please explain to me why sharing reproductive organs or skin tone in common with someone else makes people believe that they'd be a better leader than a person who doesn't share those traits? Doesn't that attitude ruin just about everything it touches, from third world democracies that are dysfunctional due to tribal voting to unions protecting bad workers from reasonable management demands and good police officers covering for bad cops? So much for judging people based on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin (or their sex).
9 posted on 05/01/2008 8:44:34 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: rface

I’m about as pro-vagina as they come. You might even call me a vagitarian. But the broad who wrote this is nuts.


10 posted on 05/01/2008 8:45:09 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Vote McCain - The Choice who Sucks Less!)
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To: rface

I’ve always been pro-vagina. I’m also in favor of amateur vaginas.


11 posted on 05/01/2008 8:45:18 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (First Grandma, then the Pastor. Who will Barry throw under the bus next?)
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To: rface
"When I first started thinking about a Democratic presidential nominee for 2008 (sometime after the weeping stopped in November 2004), my criterion was simple: not another white guy."

Sounds like the author is both sexist and racist by the typical liberal definition. What if a white conservative would have said, "not another black woman"? They would be tarred and feathered as a sexist "racist" by all in the media and the politician whom said such a thing would be a leading story for every "news" outlet. The hypocrisy on the left is astounding to me. If they took 5 minutes out of their day of brow beating the rest of us for things we don't do and looked in the mirror, they would find themselves to be the enemy of their own ideology.

12 posted on 05/01/2008 8:45:31 PM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: rface

If we are not Pro-vagina are we against a vagina? I imagine that often, but then my misses gets better all the time!


13 posted on 05/01/2008 8:45:44 PM PDT by DaveyB (Ignorance is part of the human condition - atheism makes it permanent!)
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To: DaveyB

I think it depends upon the owner of said vagina.


14 posted on 05/01/2008 8:48:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rface
Shannon Drury is a self-described radical housewife.

Homemaking is a tough job.

But most radical feminist housewives I am aware of have nannies for their kids, cleaning women for their homes, gardeners for their yards, and gourmet caterers for their tables.

15 posted on 05/01/2008 8:49:22 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: rface
I also want 50 percent of the parents watching their kids at the park to be men.

Women's politics always seems to boil down to having the government force men to do more around the house.

16 posted on 05/01/2008 8:49:52 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: rface

I’ve always been pro-vagina.


17 posted on 05/01/2008 8:50:18 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: rface
I think the world is pretty much pro-vagina already...... I don't have to imagine any changes.

I concur.

18 posted on 05/01/2008 8:50:31 PM PDT by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a conservative and Rush Limbaugh knows it.)
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To: rface
thanks, for the post.....
this is just plain drivel...and the writer (actually) get paid for this?
19 posted on 05/01/2008 8:51:29 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid,doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you..our hopes were dashed by CINOs :)
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To: rface
am too mousy to stand up in the public square and talk about how sick I am of men in power (though my supportive husband encourages this).

Her "husband" squats to pee. Of this I am certain.

20 posted on 05/01/2008 8:51:34 PM PDT by TheBigB (Been there. Done that. But because of inflation, was unable to afford the t-shirt.)
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To: rface

This far-left tripe is what passes for ‘journalism’? And it gets published in a city paper?


21 posted on 05/01/2008 8:52:21 PM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: rface
Shannon Drury is a self-described radical housewife.

But can she cook?

22 posted on 05/01/2008 8:52:37 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: notdownwidems

Yes, the barf alert is missing. Although i will never read an article with ‘vagina’ in the headline. I am sorry. Nor ‘anus’, for that matter.


23 posted on 05/01/2008 8:52:51 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: 6SJ7

Careful, asking a question like that might make her vagina angry.


24 posted on 05/01/2008 8:53:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rface
I realized that I wanted a woman to be the nominee much more than I thought. I wasn’t satisfied with Obama, who is not white. He’s still a guy, and I am sick of guys. Yet when I announce this, I am accused of being not only sexist but racist.

The thing about identity politics is that all issues are reduced to their lowest common denominator. Everything is dumbed down to the primal muck of human relations: "You're a ______, therefore a poopyhead!"

In identity politics, there are no more ideas, only the most dehumanizing labels. This is why Orwell set Animal Farm in a world of pigs, cows, and sheep.

25 posted on 05/01/2008 8:53:27 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Most people stop laughing when they hear the world “vagina” around the ninth grade. I guess this woman never matured past that stage.


26 posted on 05/01/2008 8:54:15 PM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: rface

The author is evidently unaware that when a man says that another man “thinks with his penis” it isn’t a compliment.


27 posted on 05/01/2008 8:55:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: rface

The thing that’s interesting to me is how oblivious this woman is to her being a hate-filled person.


28 posted on 05/01/2008 8:57:09 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: darkangel82

world=word


29 posted on 05/01/2008 8:57:31 PM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: rface
1. Gay or Straight?

2. Does it go with chocolate?

-PJ

30 posted on 05/01/2008 8:57:46 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: rface
Is wanting a woman to run the show selfish? Yes. I acknowledge that it is...apparently the theory of wanting one like oneself running the show is that that person understands one's values, needs, feelings, interests, etc. better and will thus do a more effective job in satisfying those wants than those who are dissimilar - but by extension it should be perfectly okay if men wanted a man as leader and whites wanted a white as leader - except that when men want to vote for men they're called "sexists" and when whites want to vote for whites they're called "racists' - don't hardly seem fair.......
31 posted on 05/01/2008 8:58:03 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: wideawake
But most radical feminist housewives I am aware of have nannies for their kids, cleaning women for their homes, gardeners for their yards, and gourmet caterers for their tables.

The poor ones I know have latch-key kids, filthy homes, dead grass and serve up McDonalds for breakfast!
32 posted on 05/01/2008 9:02:07 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: rface

BLAH...BLAH...BLAH....another vagina monologue that I refuse to read....


33 posted on 05/01/2008 9:02:11 PM PDT by goodnesswins (20 is the new 10)
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To: rface
Shannon Drury is a self-described radical housewife. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.

They must be very proud.

34 posted on 05/01/2008 9:02:17 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: rface
when Gloria Steinem wrote a widely read opinion piece in the New York Times, you better believe my heart sang. But many women writers in the blogosphere whom I respect and admire called the essay sexist. And racist. And they said very hateful things about women like me who support Hillary Clinton, including that they are sexist and racist

Even THINKING of Osama lables you a racist. Though in this case it's fine. Maybe this Drury chick will get caught in an affirmative action/feminist loop and start a never-ending period.

Not long ago a critical article of Barry circulated the extended family emails. Didn't take long before a more left-wing member whined, "Somebody break out the white hoods". Losers all.

35 posted on 05/01/2008 9:02:40 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Ted Kennedy - Codename -> "Bobber")
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To: rface

Some Demagogues dream of a “pro-vagina world” and some dream of a “pro-anus world” and other dream of a “pro-penis world” and most Demagogues simply worship all of the orifices and body parts..........

But the question remains, what kind of (so-called) rational adults would define themselves, each other, or their “world” by their body parts and sexual organs...... as opposed to thinking of people for their intellect, souls, character, decency, and devotion to morality and civilization?????


36 posted on 05/01/2008 9:02:41 PM PDT by Enchante (Obama: My 1930s Foreign Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Social Policy!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
...interesting to me is how oblivious this woman is to her being a hate-filled person.

Dr. Freud responds "she is repressing a deep seated penis envy, cloaking it in misandrist vitriol".

37 posted on 05/01/2008 9:03:01 PM PDT by DaveyB (Ignorance is part of the human condition - atheism makes it permanent!)
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To: rface; All
Ignoring whatever opportunities for clever remarks are presented by the title, "sexism," like "racism" is in full rotation now, and making normal people more sick of the words than ever.

It might be useful to remind ourselves just who are implied to be the villians by all these wicked "isms."

This white man is pretty sick and tired of it.

38 posted on 05/01/2008 9:03:14 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("resort not to force until every just law be defied")
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To: wideawake

Yes. What I can’t understand is how this woman was punished with two babies.


39 posted on 05/01/2008 9:03:17 PM PDT by jwalburg (Whoever has the most babies gets to set the agenda)
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To: wideawake

“Shannon Drury is a self-described radical housewife.
Homemaking is a tough job.

But most radical feminist housewives I am aware of have nannies for their kids, cleaning women for their homes, gardeners for their yards, and gourmet caterers for their tables.”

I think in light of this woman’s screed here, Shannon should go to work instead. A nanny would probably do a better job at raising her kids. In fact, the more time she spends away from them, the better.


40 posted on 05/01/2008 9:04:04 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: darkangel82

Guess the Obama and Hillary voters never matured beyond the 9th grade. That would explain a lot about their stupidity and childishness.

I could say a lot about Hillary’s various anatomical nicknames, but this woman’s column points in that direction. Pro-V, pro-Hillary - same old, same old.


41 posted on 05/01/2008 9:08:59 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: rface
Hillary should have kept the background in mind when railing about what's wrong with her country.

Photobucket

42 posted on 05/01/2008 9:09:37 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: rface

Reading this makes me wonder why anyone around here bashes Big Pharma. It makes drugs that can help this looney woman.


43 posted on 05/01/2008 9:09:40 PM PDT by freespirited (America's chickens vote Democrat.)
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To: rface
Mingie:	What the? Haha! You missed me, you stewpid buggers! You see that Gary? They can't even aim!
Gary:	[softly] Min... [louder] Mingie.
Mingie:	Gary, what's, what's wrong?
Gary:	They got me, Mingie.
Mingie:	No... Oh no!
Gary:	Aye. They got me bad. Oh, the blood.
Mingie:	Try to hang on, Gary!
Gary:	Ih... It's gettin' dark, Minge.
Mingie:	Oh Gary! What have I gotten ya into?
Gary:	I've seen muh life flash before me eyes. Mingie!
Mingie:	I'm 'ere, Gary!
Gary:	Where... where are we, Mingie? Are we in Paris?
Mingie:	Yeah. Yeah, we're in Paris, mate.
Gary:	Ahhh... Is it as wonderful as I 'oped?
Mingie:	Ih, it's beautiful. We've finally made it!
Gary:	Tell me what you see, Mingie.
Mingie:	[getting emotional] Well, there's the... Eiffel Tower right in front of us. The Louvre, right over there behind ya. And f-fresh baguettes all around.
Gary:	Ahhh... I can smell them, Mingie. At least I got to see Paris before I- [and no more is heard from him]

44 posted on 05/01/2008 9:11:28 PM PDT by ikka
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To: VeniVidiVici

Should have told the “left wing family member” the Democrats were the creators of the Klu Klux Klan!


45 posted on 05/01/2008 9:20:02 PM PDT by goodnesswins (20 is the new 10)
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To: ikka
Nice South Park reference, I wonder if this woman liked Thatcher. Even money she didn't.
46 posted on 05/01/2008 9:22:39 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: rface

she needs to iron a shirt somewhere. i feel sorry for the 8 year old boy. yikes


47 posted on 05/01/2008 9:30:52 PM PDT by wafflehouse (How many boards would the Mongols horde if the Mongol hordes got bored?)
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To: lesser_satan

ROFL vagitarian..


48 posted on 05/01/2008 9:32:28 PM PDT by wafflehouse (How many boards would the Mongols horde if the Mongol hordes got bored?)
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To: rface
Shannon Drury is a self-described radical housewife. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.

Can we skip the likes of Shannon for at least a year on Free Repblic. I can only think of one word to describe her. It has the same meaning as her favorite word, vagina.

49 posted on 05/01/2008 9:36:17 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: rface

To borrow a quote: “Shannon, you ignorant s!ut”


50 posted on 05/01/2008 9:37:17 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("My advice: Quit supporting the party that is symbolized by an ass." Ted Nugent)
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