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Tacoma Mayor responds to "Republicans are racist" comment
mynorthwest.com ^ | Dec. 5, 2011 | David Boze

Posted on 12/06/2011 8:32:45 AM PST by matt1234

Tacoma's Mayor Marilyn Strickland recently told students at Pacific Lutheran University that the reasons Republicans were unsuccessful in recruiting minorities was because "they are racist." When her comments leaked to the media, she said she intended to say that they were "perceived as racist."

I don't buy the idea that she "intended" to say something different. But I can accept that in hindsight she wishes she had. And that's a start. At least she acknowledges that Republicans are trying to include minorities, which is more than some Democrats have been willing to say of late. And it's good that she feels enough shame in her remarks that she wishes to modify them. As someone who speaks in public for a living, I know it's easy to say something stupid you wish you could take back.

But I wish Mayor Strickland, and other Democrats who can so easily smear 33 percent of the American population (roughly), would pause to consider that perhaps the perception they refer to is of their own making. A party that polled a majority-desire for an African American candidate (Colin Powell) long before Obama; a party that features Indian-American governor's; a party that celebrated the victory of Tim Scott over the son of Strom Thurman; a party in which an African American candidate polled in first place among GOP Presidential primary contenders-is not a party of "racists." It does not think of race in the same way as Democrats. Democrats seek to group people by their gender, race or other identity. Republicans seek to measure people as individuals.

This does not mean there is no racism--but what racism that has yet to be extinguished is the racism of individuals (in both parties of all races).

Here is Mayor Stickland's response to a listener of mine who shared his experience with the mayor's office (name withheld by request):

I wrote a very respectful e-mail to Mayor Strickland of Tacoma last night. She called me personally this morning to speak to me about it. She told me more than once that she was impressed by the respectful tone of my commentary.

She wanted to make the point that not only were her words poorly chosen, but did not convey the meaning of what she was trying to say. Her point was to say that African Americans (she actually used the term 'blacks') agree, socially, with Republicans on most issues such as abortion, the importance of family, faith, etc.... are in line with conservative voters. But that the Republican Party itself has trouble with the problem that it is sometimes "perceived" as racist.

She told me that the idea that all Republicans are racist is ridiculous and she knows that for a fact.

She truly came across to me as very sincere and apologetic for her misstatement.

I've personally chosen to trust Mayor Strickland's word and let bygones be bygones.

If you decide to mention any of this on the air, I have to ask that you omit my name. Blacklisting conservatives is VERY real, even in communities like the Pacific Northwest.

Please feel free to use any of the information provided if you would like.


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: democrats; fraud; liberalfascism; racebaiting; racecard; racism; strickland; wa; washington
I feel compelled to correct one quote from the article: "Blacklisting conservatives is VERY real, even especially in communities like the Pacific Northwest."
1 posted on 12/06/2011 8:32:56 AM PST by matt1234
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To: matt1234

I’ve had it with these idiots.

I’m becoming sexist...it appears that liberals are really vapid uneducated individuals.

And liberal women are all of the above...plus they are bimbos.


2 posted on 12/06/2011 8:36:44 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: matt1234

The Democrats, the party of the KKK and Jim Crow laws....Mayor Strickland THOUGHT she was off the record in her remarks...now that she’s been caught, she’s backpedalling. Democrats, like this Mayor, promote racism....and that’s the dirty little secret. They cannot abide the Plantation dissolving....for then they would not have any power.


3 posted on 12/06/2011 8:40:00 AM PST by goodnesswins (Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine....)
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To: matt1234

If you have a valid point, is throwing the race card really a smart opening move?

4 posted on 12/06/2011 8:40:35 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: matt1234
She told me more than once that she was impressed by the respectful tone of my commentary.

Well, isn't that grand. She can be a say what ever she wants then also gets to judge others on their tone.

5 posted on 12/06/2011 8:43:47 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: goodnesswins
Democrats, like this Mayor, promote racism....and that’s the dirty little secret. They cannot abide the Plantation dissolving

Agreed. Another reason they scream "racism" is to energize their non-white base. I expect to see this tactic used on a huge scale during this election scale.

6 posted on 12/06/2011 8:47:16 AM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Da Coyote
And liberal women are all of the above...plus they are bimbos.

Liberal women are the bitchiest, most self absorbed, delusional, murdering, ding bats that ever existed. True spawns of hell.

7 posted on 12/06/2011 8:48:07 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: matt1234

oops...”scale” should be “cycle”


8 posted on 12/06/2011 8:49:00 AM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: matt1234
Of course, it's OK for these racists to call us racists. Bitch.

She didn't mean what she said.


9 posted on 12/06/2011 8:49:00 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: dragonblustar

“Liberal women are the bitchiest, most self absorbed, delusional, murdering, ding bats that ever existed. True spawns of hell. “

That, sir, should be entered into the encyclopaedia as one of the great truths of the universe.

Add to it the fact that virtually none of them have achieved any position of real achievement through their own efforts.


10 posted on 12/06/2011 8:50:18 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: dragonblustar

The tendencies that you observe are the result of the dissonance set up in their brains/hearts between the way they were created to be and the way the world and the ‘prince of this world’ tell them they should and must be.


11 posted on 12/06/2011 8:51:47 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: matt1234
At least she acknowledges that Republicans are trying to include minorities, . . .

NO, she does not. She backpedaled only because she was caught saying something inappropriate.

12 posted on 12/06/2011 8:53:44 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Baynative

WA ping, please. Thank you.


13 posted on 12/06/2011 8:57:25 AM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: matt1234

There are NO moderate, reasonable, respectable, fair-minded DemocRATS. PERIOD. There may have been at one time, but today they are extinct.
A democRAT is a loathsome creature that seeks to end liberty and everything that made America great. It spews hate at anything that opposes it and if given the opportunity, would violently purge the country of anyone they see as resisting them.


14 posted on 12/06/2011 8:58:18 AM PST by Hacklehead (It is hard to find a social problem in America that doesn't have liberalism as its root cause.)
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To: matt1234

Another Thrall to the Democrat party.


15 posted on 12/06/2011 9:01:19 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: matt1234

“Blacks are more racist than Whites.”

~ Larry Elder, “The Ten Things You Can’t Say In America”


16 posted on 12/06/2011 9:02:14 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: matt1234

I understand that she has shoplifted from a video store. I have just as much basis for that as she has for any comments she has made about me.


17 posted on 12/06/2011 9:04:27 AM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 Herman Cain will have more relevant and quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: matt1234
At least she acknowledges that Republicans are trying to include minorities

What does this mean exactly? What do 'minorites', a misnomer, do?

18 posted on 12/06/2011 9:07:36 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: matt1234
If a Republican said that Democrats were racist, he would be booed off the stage. If a Democrat says Republicans are racist, she is not confronted until days later.
THAT my friends is the difference. The Democrats have told that lie enough that there are damned few under 40 that do not believe it. After about age 40 people start to think. Until then what they are told by “Officials that know more than I do” is perceived as fact.
19 posted on 12/06/2011 9:10:50 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: matt1234; Just Lori; Libertina; Lexinom; horatio; freebird5850; Horatio Gates; Ramius; ...
WA Ping


20 posted on 12/06/2011 9:12:35 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Democrat
Hey, Sister of Satan!

Ever heard of the "Abolitionists" they became the Republican Party.

So, considering:

That the civil war was waged between the Republicans and the democRAT slavers, and that the Klan was founded by Confederate veterans to keep blacks from voting for Republicans...

That the Republicans were referred to as "N-word lovers" by democRATs...

That all the segregationists including Bull Connor, George Wallace, Fritz Hollings, Robert KKK Byrd were racist democRATs...

That you cannot name a Republican figure who fits the above description (unless you try to foist that fraudster "David Duke" on us)...

That Congressional Republicans were the reason LBJ's Civil Rights Act was able to be passed, over the objection of democRATs...

That the Klan with a Tan (the racist NAACP) is nothing more than an ultra-partisan group who's purpose is to deliver the "black vote" to democRATs...

And that you Ms Mayor are performing exactly that function by outright lying about and demonizing Republicans...

Is it any wonder that Republicans are "perceived" to be racist?

21 posted on 12/06/2011 9:15:37 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Altura Ct.
At least she acknowledges that Republicans are trying to include minorities. What does this mean exactly?

It means she views Republicans as recalcitrant children with respect to racism: like little Johnny who tries so hard to keep his hands of firecrackers but just can't help himself.

22 posted on 12/06/2011 9:17:26 AM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Da Coyote
And liberal women are... bimbos.

Bimbo: noun; a colloquial Italian expression meaning "baby" and implying "cute or sweet little baby."

In English: a bimbo is a female who is a babe, but stupid, as in "dumb blonde"; or attractive but sexually loose.

Liberal women may meet the stupid or loose half the definition, but not the attractive part.

23 posted on 12/06/2011 9:20:06 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: matt1234

oops...”hands of” should be “hands off”


24 posted on 12/06/2011 9:20:27 AM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: goodnesswins

There is another sinister angle to this story. The mayor was speaking at a college, which means she was probably trying to brainwash young people with her comment.


25 posted on 12/06/2011 9:29:50 AM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Albion Wilde
...liberal women are... bimbos....Liberal women may meet the stupid or loose half the definition, but not the attractive part.

Well, I don't know if they can accurately be referred as "bimbos"...but they without a doubt are certifiable barking moonbats.

26 posted on 12/06/2011 10:19:26 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
...without a doubt [liberal women] are certifiable barking moonbats.

Indeed: without a doubt.

27 posted on 12/06/2011 10:24:42 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
If you have a valid point, is throwing the race card really a smart opening move?

Not smart, but it reveals the thought process of a "liberal."

That is why I advise that there is no hope for them, they can not be educated away from that thought process. It is a total waste of time and effort to attempt it.

Suppression is the only successful way to deal with them.

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28 posted on 12/06/2011 10:28:10 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: matt1234

Which American city over 250,000 population has the smallest income gap between White and Black?

Republican-run Colorado Springs, at 9%.


29 posted on 12/06/2011 11:05:08 AM PST by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
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To: matt1234

I’m actually a Pacific Lutheran University alumnus and I can see 15 years after graduating from that liberal haven that they’re continuing their rich tradition of paying left-wingers to visit the campus and make radical speeches to small audiences.

You may recall P.L.U. gained some national notoriety back in the mid-’90s when Rush Limbaugh on his TV and radio program blasted the kooky ultra feminist professor Erin McKenna who actually gave a campus presentation claiming that the eating of meat leads to male domination and enslavement of women in our society.

By the way, no offense to any Freepers who may live there, but I found Tacoma to be an ugly city and a depressing place to live. It’s no surprise to see they’ve elected a mayor who reflects the sad state of that area.


30 posted on 12/06/2011 11:13:04 AM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: matt1234

The Democrats are the party of Jim Crow

The Democrats gave birth to the KKK which original purpose was to suppress the black vote (who voted 100% Republican) by intimidation, murder, and terrorism.

The Democrats voted against all anti-lynching laws proposed by Republicans.

The Civil Rights movement did not start in the 1960s it stared 100 years earlier, and it was the Democrats that harshly opposed giving former slaves Civil Rights, and kept that fight up for over 100 years.

It was the Democrats that began poll taxes, literacy test, grandfather clauses, hide-and-seek polling places, and several other ways to keep the Blacks from voting (because blacks voted 100% Republican).

It was the Democrats who would lynch Blacks & Whites trying to advance Civil Rights and Voting rights for former slaves.
It was a Democrat who shot the Great Emancipator Abraham Lincoln.

And it was Democrats that did not elect their first Black to Congress until 1935 while Republicans have been doing it for 67 years.

The First Blacks In Congress Were All Republicans

United States Senate
Hiram Rhodes Revels (1822-1901); Republican – Mississippi; 1870-1871
Blanche Bruce (1841-1898); Republican – Mississippi; 1875-1881

House of Representatives
John Willis Menard (1838-1893); Republican - Louisiana; 1868
Joseph Rainey (1832-1887); Republican - South Carolina; 1870-1879
Jefferson F. Long (1836-1901); Republican – Georgia; 1870-1871
Robert C. De Large (1842-1874); Republican - South Carolina; 1871-1873
Robert B. Elliott (1842-1884); Republican - South Carolina; 1871-1874
Benjamin S. Turner (1825-1894); Republican – Alabama; 1871-1873
Josiah T. Walls (1842-1905); Republican – Florida; 1871-1873, 1873-1875, 1875-1876
Richard H. Cain (1825-1887); Republican - South Carolina; 1873-1875, 1877-1879
John R. Lynch (1847-1939); Republican – Mississippi; 1873-1877, 1882-1883
James T. Rapier (1837-1883); Republican – Alabama; 1873-1875
Alonzo J. Ransier (1834-1882); Republican - South Carolina; 1873-1875
Jeremiah Haralson (1846-1916); Republican - Alabama; 1875-1877
John Adams Hyman (1840-1891); Republican - North Carolina; 1875-1877
Charles E. Nash (1844-1913); Republican – Louisiana; 1875-1877
Robert Smalls (1839-1915); Republican - South Carolina; 1875-1879, 1882-1883, 1884-1887
James E. O’Hara (1844-1905); Republican - North Carolina; 1883-1887
Henry P. Cheatham (1857-1935); Republican - North Carolina; 1889-1893
John Mercer Langston (1829-1897); Republican – Virginia; 1890-1891
Thomas E. Miller(1849-193); Republican - South Carolina; 1890-1891
George W. Murray (1853-1926); Republican - South Carolina; 1893-1895, 1896-1897
George Henry White (1852-1918); Republican - North Carolina; 1897-1901

The Democrats did not elect their first black American to the U.S. House until 1935, and he was from the North. The Southern Democrats waited until 1973. The first Black Senator was not elected until 1993.


31 posted on 12/06/2011 11:24:05 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: DestroyLiberalism
“By the way, no offense to any Freepers who may live there, but I found Tacoma to be an ugly city and a depressing place to live. It’s no surprise to see they’ve elected a mayor who reflects the sad state of that area.”

I grew up in Tacoma, and to be fair there are some very beautiful areas in Tacoma's North End with beautiful Victorian homes with views that rival many other places on the Sound. But the city has changed very little since I was born there 53 years ago. Tacoma has always been an awful place to find employment, which is why I don't live their today.
Now for the ugly side of Tacoma, pretty much everything south of 6th Ave, all the way down to Joint Base Lewis McChord. There is a reason COPS TV show chooses that area frequently.

32 posted on 12/06/2011 11:37:15 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: matt1234

I thank God every day for getting me and my wife out of Washington state and back to Alabama and placing us in a wonderful Bible believing, Bible teaching church. Thank You God. Thank You, thank You, thank You!!!


33 posted on 12/06/2011 11:44:08 AM PST by RetiredArmy (The End of Days draws near. In this time, you should be drawing closer to the Lord Jesus Christ.)
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To: matt1234

Having lived in the Emerald People’s Republic, I was about to write that, too. Beat me to it. :)


34 posted on 12/06/2011 12:45:22 PM PST by redpoll
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To: Hacklehead

There are moderate, reasonable, respectable, fair-minded Democrats who vote and have been duped into supporting the progressives that call themselves Democrats and control the party. At least half of those “lied to” Democrats have the same beliefs and opinions as those to the right of center and have never been backed into a corner where they have to think about it. Obama has been backing people into a corner and that terrifies the progressive elite that infest both parties, the media, institutions of higher learning and Hollywood.

If we want to survive as a nation as a republic we must flush the progressives from both parties, from all government offices, from the media, from positions of instruction, both public schools and universities. The progressive political philosophy must be rendered ineffectual, laughable, an object of ridicule. The progressive must be excoriated and driven out of any position of authority. any adherent of such an absurd idea should never be paid more than minimum wage.


35 posted on 12/06/2011 1:23:54 PM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: NavyCanDo

NavyCanDo wrote:
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Now for the ugly side of Tacoma, pretty much everything south of 6th Ave, all the way down to Joint Base Lewis McChord. There is a reason COPS TV show chooses that area frequently.
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Yep! The “COPS” TV show has aired many segments from the Parkland area where P.L.U. is located. Many of the scenes have taken place within a mile of the campus. No doubt this has probably skewed my perception of Tacoma in general.


36 posted on 12/06/2011 1:31:43 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: matt1234

Tacoma lost Russell Investments about five years ago. The only reason why race wasn’t mentioned in leaving Tacoma was that Russell’s founder is black.

They got the WAMU building for the price of a hot dog and moved to Seattle.


37 posted on 12/06/2011 1:37:21 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: matt1234; a fool in paradise

Apropos. Just this morning, while picking up lunch at a Mexican joint, I heard a kid say: “I want a taco, ma!”


38 posted on 12/06/2011 1:40:14 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Tupelo

“If a Republican said that Democrats were racist, he would be booed off the stage. If a Democrat says Republicans are racist, she is not confronted until days later.
THAT my friends is the difference.”

The difference is that they OWN the media who will do anything to advance the RAT/leftist agenda. An unfair and biased press distorts the election process and is what’s being used to destroy the country.


39 posted on 12/06/2011 1:42:15 PM PST by Hacklehead (Nearly all social problems in America have liberalism as their root cause.)
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To: matt1234
It's all about redistribution. They want money from people they detest, and are willing to defame.

There's no point in trying to deal with them and continuously kissing their a$$. We should only be talking to the unaligned and apolitical. The proffesional looter class have to be talked around, IMO.

40 posted on 12/06/2011 2:46:13 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Da Coyote

“And liberal women are all of the above...plus they are bimbos.”

Sir, you dare, sir, to compare the likes of Hillary Clinton, Geraldine Ferraro, Anita Hill, Mayor Strickland, and...and even (gasp!) (organ music!) (gasp again!) Barbara Walters to...to...Bimbos?! Apologize to all bimbos at once, sir, and hide your head in shame!


41 posted on 12/06/2011 3:33:24 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Thank you, it is great to see someone come to the defense of people who have been unfairly maligned. None of those women could ever, “rise to the level” of being bimbos. On their best day they WISH they could be bimbos.


42 posted on 12/07/2011 5:32:49 AM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: matt1234
She told me more than once that she was impressed by the respectful tone of my commentary.

Why does this remind me of the phrase "you're a credit to your race"?

43 posted on 12/07/2011 8:42:54 AM PST by Kenton (At the heart of liberal thought is the arrogant self-delusion of Enlightenment.)
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To: RipSawyer

Bimbos at least are good for something, such as it is.


44 posted on 12/07/2011 8:45:57 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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