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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
The fact that Bennet and his wive are virulent anti-Abortion activists is not enough to have you to admit how unlikely such an event is likely to happen under him as you said little about the ABORTION DOCTOR in Arkansas who offered to abort Black babies for free. The Black people coming out of New Orleans had enough to deal with - why deal with a kid? Too much of a hasle. Right?
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

Rowe ·
"Least approachable?" Can you elaborate on this? Do you mean to say that Black women in Washington, DC are the most intimidating? And if so, whhat do you find so intimidating about these women? Yes to both questions. And the reason why brothers in these two areas are often seen with "other women" is because, Adams Morgan, Georgetown especially, are multiracial areas. I shop in these areas and they are heavily populated with people from all races and ethnic groups. Because of its many...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
Good advice...I agree people need to break the 'creature of habit'. So many folks go to the exact same nightclubs, eatries, bars, etc. Break the cycle, try other places
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Re: Dating Tips (For Men)

MidLifeMan ·
Oversimplified and nothing new. Think Positive? Most men have found out one of life's little secrets – women like confident men. But when constantly faced with dealing with rejection, how long before chinks in the armor start to show. Men have self esteem issues also. I personally think that many of those that appear to have great self confidence i.e. I'm a pimp/player mentality are masking low self esteem issues. I remember a singles network event where a woman shared that she decided that...
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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Dr. Kevin: It is clear that you prefer a Black man who you can easily draw upon. You prefer to have Black folks commit to simple "Yes or No" questions rather than be able to justify their positions. I am convinced that you are more comfortable with a Black man who doesn't know much BUT who supports your position and when challenged resorts to the cry of RACISM rather than a Black man who DISAGREES WITH YOU AND CAN ARTICULATE WHY HE THINKS THAT WAY. YOU ARE A SHORT SIGHTED IDEOLOGUE (read - a...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Isome ·
The scuttlebutt is that Larry, like his compadre Armstrong Williams, is as queer as a $3 bill ... time will tell. Far too often the most vicious and truth-distorting GOP shills are closeted homosexuals. Perhaps it is the stress of having to live a lie that makes them that way. In any event, the "echo" posts can be a good thing, huh'?! Interesting, thought-provoking information can be lost in the shuffle of a thread.
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
* I think it is their ultimate act of submission to a white man....to let themselves be treated like women by them in bed....boy...talk about selling one's soul.......
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Kevin: Let me give you some CONTEXT to your statements above. Inevitably there will be some over the top incident that a Black person or group of Blacks commit. Rather than condemn THIS PARTICULAR EVENT and clearly articulate how THIS EVENT HAS VIOLATED EVERYTHING THAT YOU BELIEVE....... You (and my enemy Isome) will IMMEDIATELY do a web search and find and occassion in which WHITE FOLKS HAVE DONE THE SAME THING BUT THE OUTRAGE HAS NOT FOLLOWED. So Kevin - does this benefit the Black victim...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
So much for Affirmative Action, and like minded progressives and any benefit they bring to the Black community. There are definitely more pressing issues and concerns, based on credibility and not the fiction, and fallacies of any Kevin41, Empty Purnata, etc., etc..... ...such activity would not be considered B.S. by those victimized by this activity. More likely those who make excuses for our own inept Black elected leadership, those who change the subject matter to compare the senseless...
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Nmaginate ·
FULL OF SHIT. WHITE SHIT at that. What the hell are you talking about? What the hell is "The National Standard of Living", WHITE BOY?? And how does that BULLSHIT relate to the reality of things here in America? Note: First, you will have to quantify what the "National Standard of Living (N-SoL)" is. Once you do that, with respect to whatever you're referencing (i.e. whatever it is that makes you call the SoL "national"), you will have to demonstrate how that is what is going on. Don't PUNK...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love Ruby Dee. Her talent and longevity. Her dignified beauty. Her eyes. And last but not least her lifelong devotion to Ossie Davis. Ruby: "How to ride the rough waves in a relation long enough for the waters to get calm? When does it sink in that overcoming difficult times gets easier with practice? How do you drag some of the good feelings, good times vibrations into the stormy places? To love someone long and deep is a "consummation devoutly to be wished"!... It is day by day, one step...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Black Viking ·
I love all of this. Wow, that's too powerful for words.
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Frenchy ·
Oh for fuck's sake. You are hopeless. The evidence has been presented numerous times in comparison to your wild, ever-changing theories without a single photograph or anything , really, to back it up. In any event, I won't divert any more attention away from your thermonuclear evaporation devices and phantom missiles.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
DING, DING, DING - We have another winner. I've expressed this in other threads. Everybody can't get the instant dream life (add perfect man/woman & stir ). Yes, it happens, but it's not the norm. Did anybody really read that Ruby Dee quote: To me, it's about knowing that things will never be perfect. It's about finding someone you're willing to love & argue with. It's about allowing yourself & your partner to evolve. It's not about picking a ready made package off the shelf.
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
Don't give me that Babe-in-the-Woods routine! Trailer parks? Sex with family members? Folks who revere "hillbilly" songs? Those things scream Southerners. In any event, I did read what you said and I responded to it directly in both my original post and my last post. I'm not going to address the insults.
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Activists keep alive memory of Iowa's civil-rights pioneers Fifty years ago, three blacks facing discrimination said enough was enough Edna Griffin challenged prejudice 50 years ago by asking to be served at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines. A year later she and two other blacks had their right to equal service affirmed. It was a watershed event in the civil-rights movement. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 6/21/1998 On a hot summer afternoon, two Des...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Marking a civil-rights victory D.M. honors those who fought, won Edna Griffin sits amid friends and family at the site of Des Moines' former Katz Drug Store, where she was denied service 50 years ago because of her skin color. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 7/8/1998 Fifty years after being denied service at a downtown drugstore soda fountain because of the color of their skin, Des Moines civil-rights pioneers were honored Tuesday with proclamations, a plaque -...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Nmaginate ·
Elder is high, drunk, pimp-slapped, etc. because of the disconnect. He knows the rule. Politics is all about "What Have You Done For Me Lately." What the hell is he talking about the history? Like there is a BETTER WHITE MAN or something? Silly BASTARD!! Last time, at The Barbershop , this mf was thumbing his nose at history:Funny how he showed right awful disdain for history there and never even came close to casting that history in a positive light, let alone putting a hellified spin on...
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

James Wesley Chester ·
Rev. Lowry also pulled no punches in pointing out that CSK and MLK were both victimized by domestic spying by the government.---Vox The Republicans are trying to make this event about 'bashing Bush'. What bottom-feeders!! This reaction is a part of that European-American mentality that says African American-Americans are being disruptive, and inappropriate when we 'tell' what European-Americans have done, or are doing, to us. It is 'bashing', it is 'truculent', it is disorderly; it is wrong...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

HonestBrother ·
This reminds of the Republican/corporate media response to Joseph Lowery's comments about Bush yesterday. They're not saying anything about "free speech" there. Instead he's accused of using Mrs. King's death for political purposes. It's only "free speech" when it expresses a pro-white/pro-USA/pro-corporate-power point of view.
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Re: Spiritual Autobiography

HonestBrother ·
I'm an odd bird. On the one hand, I'm a very rational person. Extremely logical. And naturally given to healthy doses of skepticism. I find it impossible to be religiously dogmatic. But at the same time, I have certain marked mystical tendencies. At age 11, I read a book by Albert Einstein called "Ideas and Opinions". It had a very profound influence. I became agnostic after that. I remember deciding that I no longer believed in Jesus and told my parents that I didn't want anything for...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Maybe you ought to think about your futile attempts at logic before you publish it. Obviously, the meaning "in that conversation" has everything to do with how the "meaning" was received by the student. No matter how the student used the word, the meaning when thrown back at the student, given the way English works, need not be the same. And clearly the student didn't perceive or conceive or receive it as the same. So, again, think before you throw soft-balls of illogic around. Obviously...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Vox ·
In my experience, Rowe, there are two types of fundies. There are those who have a deep reverence for God and the church, but who can put things in perspective, and then there are those like your sister. Those like your sister, in my experience, tend to be quite new to it, and their passions tend to dwindle over time. Like what the others here have said, this is a journey she'll have to let play out. Nothing, and no one, can break them out of it before it's time. I've never known whether...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
Thank you for providing such an insightful response.
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Okay, let's see you do some street-corner comedy doing the same thing. But, as I have to tell people coming from lame angles like yours pretty often... you SELF-FUCKED (i.e. CONTRADICTED yourself). Here you are betraying what you said before in order for your CIRCULAR REASONING to work. You said: Put simply... whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be, that's what the word means in that conversation. To which I countered: Obviously, the meaning...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

nayo ·
Virtue, My story. I'm a 'cinnamon-milk/chocolatte', and know of what you speak. Ran into that, 'your so pretty, but dark' commentary. My fam hails from Louisiana, and are a mix of almost white to a Wesley Snipes deep chocolate skin tone. The 'redbones' ruled, especially the redbone women. I would, as a child/young girl, talk 'truth' to this'power' and be reprimanded that I was 'hating'. Of course I was'nt, just acknowledging yet another 'ism' in America, and in the African/African American...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Kweli4Real ·
Conspiracy Theorists #1's response: To facilitate another "galvanizing Pearl Harbor event." And, I'm talking about a big "event." [BTW, I searched PNAC's website, it appears they have redacted the Pearl Harbor reference] It's a helluva lot easier to slip a dirty bomb, or even a nuc, in a place if your the one guarding the door. But I think the strategy is not so much to lead us into another military adventure, which I am sure that will follow; but rather to lead to the establishment of an...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Vox ·
The "new Pearl harbor" reference is still there, Kweli... It's on page 63 of the PDF file, page number 51 by the document's actual count. http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf But I just wanted to make sure that I was on a reasonably logical path with this. If the rest of the people in Congress allow this to happen, it is my cue that these wackos have taken complete control of the government. What kind of country will be left for them to control? Like Blaqfist...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Kweli4Real ·
I've got ta get faster at posting sh!t when I first find it. Someone posted an article on Fox News' website about Bush's support of the UAE deal. Linked to the story was a "Related Stor[y]" captioned "Bin Laden May have UAE Ties." The article talked about UAE being owned by the Dubai Government, one of 3 world governments that recognized the Taliban rule of Afghanastan and OBL's connection to the Taliban as well as his personal connection to the Dubai ruling family. Shortly after the post,...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Just another thought here. I know that some of the members on our board are in the Houston area and will be attending the symposium. Please we need a full report on what C-Span didn't cover today. I am a fan of Tavis since his BET days. I just finished watching the majority of the C-Span coverage of this event and I have so much to say regarding the program. However, I'll wait until we have a full board to discuss.
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

EbonyRose ·
Yes, Yemaya, I thinking today how future forums might go if he were to invite less of the "core group" of panelists that are there ever year. I hope he takes that last young man's advice and let's the young Blood go first next year. That's a discussion that definitely needed to be expanded. But, there are the "usuals" that have headlined the show since the beginning pretty much. And I think Minister Farrakhan was a little "under the weather" today! As much as I love to hear him speak, I...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

kresge ·
I don't have much to add to what ER has said. My wife and I were there for the last two sessions. I definitely think that the the "younger" folk did get the shaft with respect to time. Part of the problem was not only the amount of time taken up by the second group, but the delay in getting right to the panels after lunch, althought I think that it was important to have the survivors or "acheivers" of Hurricane Katrina share their stories as a frame for the discussion. With respect to...
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Re: Puberty Rites.....

ma'am ·
Ha. I was going to post this topic this morning. I don't know any unwritten rites in Western society. I haven't had any formal ones from my family. My sister-in-law tried to pressure my mother into throwing me a quinceanera, but my mother didn't see the point of one until I turned 20. Then it was a beautiful and wonderous idea. . .Five years too late. I didn't want a sweet sixteen. I would have rathered a quince. But I didn't know that people threw real sweet sixteen parties--Not until I saw...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

EbonyRose ·
Racial Violence Behind Bars - Time For Straight Talk Between the Black and Latino Communities By Anthony Asadullah Samad The violence that has taken place between Black and Latino inmates in the Los Angeles (and now Riverside and San Bernadino) County Jails has caused both the black and Latino communities to take inventory of their relationship. Future relations will require candor, honesty and some historical reflection that has allowed them to peacefully co-exist for 500 years. Black...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

Frenchy ·
How do you sit down and write a song like that? Better yet, WHY do you sit down and write a song like that? Poppin rollin yea yea yea blee blee blah Is that even English?? Sounds like something Beyawnce would write. One has to chuckle at the image of this simpleton writing a love song while being relieved of all his cash. That's just bidness, playa. In any event, I agree with EbonyRose . This is tame compared to such classics as "What That Thang Smell Like" "I Aint Got No Panties On" etc.
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Re: Taylor-Wright showdown in the works

bigddouble ·
Memphis to host Taylor-Wright bout March 3, 2006 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The June 17 fight between middleweight champion Jermain Taylor and Winky Wright will be held in the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. DiBella Entertainment, Gary Shaw Productions and Prize Fight Promotions announced the location on Friday. "Memphis has illustrated clearly that it is a boxing town and the FedEx Forum is one of the finest arenas in the country," Lou DiBella, Taylor's promoter, said. "We look forward to the...
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Re: Tsotsi

FireFly ·
So now it's a film as well...Cool! You might be interested in this review of the Tsotsi , the book written by Anthol Fugard , I read 2 days ago. I don't think reading this appraisal of the book story line will necessarily ruin the film by 'spelling it out' - in fact I think it makes it even more spell-binding. Review by Malcolm Knox, the Herald's literary editor. Tsotsi South African Athol Fugard, now 73, has always regarded himself as a dramatist rather than a novelist and it was due to his...
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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

kresge ·
JWC, That was my thinking as well. I did notice that this event has support from labor and trade unions, which I think is a good thing. I would also imagine that as a multi-day event, that there would be an opportunity for some sustained engagement and real strategizing. The story in Black Commentator states: The living, breathing fruit of the Civil Rights era, Black elected officials, have been summoned to attend in force: the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), National Black Caucus of State...
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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

James Wesley Chester ·
I did notice that this event has support from labor and trade unions, which I think is a good thing.---kresge I noticed too. We suffer from the same syndrome in labor, particularly the AFL-CIO as we do in politics. We staunchly endorse an organization that has historically marginalized non-Europeans to the point of exploitation. Oh, well.... Let's hope. Certainly opportunity is there. AGAIN!!!!! PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

HonestBrother ·
I was too busy taking pictures... Just kidding... I don't know how many of you remember or know about Gary I back in 1972 (I was just a year old!). Gary I was monumental and everybody who was somebody attended (Coretta Scott King, W.E.B. DuBois, Jesse Jackson, etc). Thousands of participants. Out of Gary I came the collective vision and will to produce hundreds (even thousands) of elected black political officials across the country. One thing that struck me, and a number of others, was that...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I strongly disagree. Those are passive examples of particpation. We need to do much, much, more. The vanguards of the current system need to be out of business. Education is a political event and true educational reform has to be sponsored by the masses. Public school systems in the United States were born from the need to provide the nation with a constant labor force primarily made up of whites. As this nation moved from an agrarian society to a nation where goods were mass produced,...
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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

kresge ·
Ah HB, I know your area is mathematics and not history, so I will cut you some slack on this one, but Du Bois died August 27,1963, in Accra, Ghana. It was the eve of the famous March on Washington. That is too bad. Just curious, was there any reference to the SOBU or the Covenant.
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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

HonestBrother ·
Of course, you're correct. When I made that statement I was looking at pictures of the 1972 convention participants and I coulda sworn I saw DuBois (obviously I didn't). No, there was no mention of either (that I can recall).... but I also missed the first day of the Convention.
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Re: Women in there twenties why?

Frenchy ·
The type of woman who looks for a "baller" is IMO very much different from a woman looking for a man who is financially successful/stable. In any event, men who treat women like shit aren't contained to any particular class/social group and they're the ones with the problem, so this still belongs in The Den, posed to the offenders , not the victims. That is probably the smartest thing you've ever said.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ricardomath ·
Half a million march against US immigration reform Demonstrators march in Los Angeles, California, to protest of proposed illegal immigration legislation. Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented immigrants and rejection of a proposed law that would drastically tighten US immigration rules.(AFP/Getty Images/J. Emilio Flores) LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented...
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Re: Whitewashing the 10 Commandments

FireFly ·
yep... and hazard a guess which lovely lady with on this board would be selling tickets to this monumental event? and yes, I've booked mine in advance
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Re: Do you think this is funny?

Vox ·
I sure hope not many people actually believed that this came from David Letterman. An anonymous e-mail is not the likely source of a major scoop, concerning an event that took place on a network televised, popular TV show. I will admit, though, #5 was pretty funny. But then, that one is the one most likely to actually happen if more blacks were in NASCAR!
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Re: It's a Woman Thing - You Wouldn't Understand.

Frenchy ·
Men do not seem to understand the difference between good and bad surprises. Telling me we are going to dinner at a fancy restaurant and then "surprising" me with a picnic in the grass is a very bad idea. I have already planned my hair, clothes, shoes and schedule around that dinner. Dropping by my place of employment for a quick "Hello" when you're all sweaty and disheveled is a bad surprise. Why it is never a good idea to rip a hat off of a woman's head and mess up her hair "for fun." My...
 
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