Posted by deer_slayer (+488) 16 years ago
turns out "Scooter" ain't the Chenny/Bush female dog everyone made him out to be.

http://www.washingtonpost...00333.html


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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 16 years ago
Just when I thought I was out, I pull myself back in.

Call me a glutton for punishment/idiocy/unintentional comedy (depending on your particular point of view and your opinion of mine), but I am just dying to know what The Illustrious and Worldly Mr. Kuchynka's Perfectly Plausible Explanation is for this latest revelation. I just love The IWMK's PPEs. (So much so, in fact, that I've decided to give them a name).

I'll put the over/under on the number of words The IWMK needs to state something along the lines of "But Clinton did this (insert crime against humanity here)," "Liberal media conspiracy," or something just as morally relativistic - at 30. I'm feeling generous, so I might even take the over.

P.S.) Are the concepts "punishment," "idiocy," and "unintentional comedy" disparate enough for you to understand, Rick?

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Posted by deer_slayer (+488) 16 years ago
Bush and Cheney's administration is the crookedest outfit that I have ever seen. The thing that I love about it the most, is that they are such piss poor liars. They are constantly shooting themselves in the foot (or in Dick's case someone's face). And their irrogance is just flat out impressive. Only Super Dick can get someone to appologize to him for getting shot in the face. Still, I must admit I do not want to see Bush get impeached...can y'all imagine President Cheney? So, in the mean time...we should all just follow Dick's advise and "go [email protected]#$ ourselves!" while we watch this whole new tragedy unfold.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 16 years ago
Just remember, Deer Slayer, Clinton was far, far worse. He made Ming the Merciless look warm and fuzzy by comparison. God Bless our Beloved President Bush and help him persevere and somehow overcome all of these vicious and slanderous attacks from the hateful American-Hating Liberal Conspiracy Machine and their Army of Hollywood Hippies shock troops. Bush the Innocent has never done anything wrong in his life, the poor guy. I wish everyone would just stop picking on him.

Hey, now I sound like John Mellor and Ann Coulter! I think I'm going to go put my brain back in and take a shower now. Must...get...clean...

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Posted by Kacey (+3161) 16 years ago
Mr. Reed. Where have you been living the last five years? Is it a requirement for Bush followers to wear blinders and swear undying faithfulness no matter how awful his actions? In my life people who lie are not deserving of respect. Without respect a president of a country is worthless.
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Posted by Kacey (+3161) 16 years ago
Deer Slayer, go to Impeachbush.org. They are planning on putting Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld on trial for war crimes. Bye Bye Cheney too.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 16 years ago
I don't have a website yet, but I have really excellent plans too. You should see them, they're really excellent. Excellent
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 16 years ago
Uh, Kacey? Read my second post carefully. See if you can pick up just the slightest bit of sarcasm in the tone.

What I stated was in the exact same spirit as your post, except that I typed mine in a much more facetious manner.

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Posted by Kacey (+3161) 16 years ago
Mr. Reed,
Sorry I missed your sarcasm. Glad to hear it.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 16 years ago
Quote from Brian:

I'll put the over/under on the number of words The IWMK needs to state something along the lines of "But Clinton did this (insert crime against humanity here)," "Liberal media conspiracy," or something just as morally relativistic - at 30. I'm feeling generous, so I might even take the over.


Brian:

You're obviously not a gambler or are unfamiliar with Rick's rambling posts.

The over/under should be at least 200.

(BTW, I enjoyed "The Rick's" reference to San Diego as "Leftyland." Methinks he doesn't get out much)
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 16 years ago
My over/under was how many words it would take him to get to the initial reference. For instance, this sentence is the equivalent of the 30 words he'd need.

Now as far as the total number of references of Liberal-bashing gibberish The IWMK would have in an average post is concerned, I'd agree with your estimation of 200.

Check out the movieeeeeeeee thread for an example if you like - The IWMK and I are familiar, yes. Methinks he's never left the confines of Custer County. The world's a scary place, you know? Full of big things that might confuse and frighten a wayward pilgrim's soul.

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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4453) 16 years ago
Did you have a question for me, or was this more of a fan-club type arrangement?

The last time anyone got this fired up about Bush news, someone was pasting quotes from Microsoft Word documents dated 1970.

But media bias isn't real! Lightening couldn't strike twice! No Way!

er, uh well maybe.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2006/04/media_selectively_recycles_old.html

"The weekend's feeding frenzy was based on the little bit of news that Judy Miller had been briefed on the NIE before its general release. Hardly earth shattering or uncommon stuff. But many journalists saw an opportunity to imply the president had done something wrong, and to repeat charges made years ago which subsequently were proven false."

http://www.nysun.com/article/30834

In a startling move, a special prosecutor investigating the leak of a CIA operative's identity retreated yesterday from an assertion that news outlets and critics of the administration seized on as evidence that President Bush and Vice President Cheney deliberately distorted a crucial intelligence summary on Iraq

Never mind that the core of this "news" (before being respun and repackaged by the liberal elites in the press corps) was broken two years ago. It just didn't sell well enough the first time, so it took these intellectuals two years to figure out how to report this story with new, more damaging, spin.

Oh, and thank you Brian, Mr. "journalist" extraordinaire, for being a living, breathing example, with your middle-of-the road common sense, cheery disposition and obviously complete and objective view of the facts, that liberal bias in the press couldn't possibly exist.

More ends-justifies-the-means journalism. And to think people used to think it was an industry with ethics.

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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 16 years ago
Subject: RE: Terri Schiavo, Murder or mercy?
Author: Rick Kuchynka Posted: 3/26/2005 3:56:49 PM
Additionally, there is much conflicting evidence as to whether Terri is really in a vegetative state. I would really encourage anyone with a halfway open mind to go to www.terrisfight.net and watch some of the video of her responding to her environment. To me it is more than obvious this woman does not qualify as being in a vegetative state.



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Ricky, Ricky, Ricky

You and Senator Frist, performing medical diagnosis via videotape.

Well, I guess Senator Frist is really a doctor

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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4453) 16 years ago
Well, if you can't beat 'em.

Change the subject.

Not that it's a coherent change. Surprise, surprise.

Is Scooter Libby a long-lost Shiavo cousin? I'm lost on that one.

Please repost anything I've ever written. Why would that bother me?

And while you're sorting through my old posts, please confirm for me where I called San Diego "leftyland." I'm sure all you'll have to do is a quick search through your private "Rick Kuchynka" database on your PDA to find that one.

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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 16 years ago
Subject: RE: Scooter Libby
Author: Rick Kuchynka Posted: 4/12/2006 6:16:11 PM

The last time anyone got this fired up about Bush news, someone was pasting quotes from Microsoft Word documents dated 1970.



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Who's changing the subject, CHUMP.

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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4453) 16 years ago
I used that as a preface, not an argument. Slight difference, P-Diddy "Bob"
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 16 years ago
Subject: RE: Movieeeeeeeee
Author: Rick Kuchynka Posted: 3/8/2006 4:11:43 PM

Way to Stay Classy, San Diego.

Only in LeftyLand are insults considered any measure of intelligence.


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Here you go, Ricky. Your wish is my command.

I have a photographic memory - doesn't take long for me to remember and find some of your idiotic posts.

But there are so MANY of them...
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4453) 16 years ago
Dude, either watch some Will Ferrell and learn to relax, or learn to read in context.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 16 years ago
Hahahahahahahaha!

That's a good one!
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 16 years ago
Brian:

You win the bet.

The check's in the mail!

Unless you want to go double or nothing.
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4453) 16 years ago
You're right Bob. Anyone who watched Anchorman knows that "Stay Classy, San Diego" is really a sociopolitical commentary.

From now on, for the "60 Minutes" quoting crowd that uses "vintage" vocabulary like "Chump" I'll try to quote more Angela Lansbury from Murder She Wrote or maybe Matlock.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 16 years ago
Bob -

I'll take the words, "media bias" as a qualifying liberal bashing statement. Counting the hyphenated word, "fan-club" as a single word, that would put the word count at 38. Not bad, not bad, if I do say so myself. Thanks, Rick!

Ah, how I've missed things like this:

Oh, and thank you Brian, Mr. "journalist" extraordinaire, for being a living, breathing example, with your middle-of-the road common sense, cheery disposition and obviously complete and objective view of the facts, that liberal bias in the press couldn't possibly exist.

So Rick, what mindset should I have as a former "journalist" (I prefer sports guy - I never considered myself a journalist. If I went that route, I'd be dead from stress by now) in regard to what you perceive to be bias? I have a feeling that anything short of unscrewing the top of my skull, removing my brain and setting it in jar on my desk before typing wouldn't suffice to your satisfaction. (Plus, there's that added worry that doing so would leave me in a permanent vegetative state - and knowing that that's the one of the very few circumstances in which your average conservative will take a stand for someone who can't speak for his/herself through poorly-crafted arguments or in exchange for a dumptruck load of swag) - I'll pass.

Is doing what I can to see more than one side of an issue an example of liberal bias? Or is that "thinking"? (MUST...KEEP..THINGS... SIMPLE! Thinking bad! I guess I'm screwed either way). Journalists are supposed to play the role of the devil's advocate, Rick. People in general are supposed to question. I don't consider it inappropriate to call B.S. on any given situation that's wrong, especially when the situation is so obviously wrong that it hurts my brain and my heart to think about. I don't consider it a bad thing to have certain expectations of people, whether it's a friend, a family member, person with whom I debate, or an elected official. Going through life without blinders and having what you'd call the audacity to question things when those expectations aren't met isn't having a bias. It's called being rational and responsible. Or, to simplify things, it's called having a brain and possessing the sense, decency and respect (should be differing enough terms) to use it. Considering yourself "liberal" or "conservative" should have nothing to do with your ability and willingness to think for yourself. Unfortunately, that's most often the case.

Squander your intellect if you like, but I refuse to lobotomize myself and renounce the reality-based world. I don't take what W attempts to say for himself - or through Scott McClellan (there's a job - the puppet of a puppet. At least Fleischer could think on the fly) - as the unmitigated (set in stone) truth. Doing so would be tragically irresponsible (foolhardy).

The world is big, Rick. There are more than two possibilities in most situations, and the majority of them aren't mutally-exclusive. Recognizing that fact about the world we live in is just the next step in the continuum of realizing that the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus aren't real, that "Your check is in the mail" is just a figure of speech and that your parents aren't perfect. Take the next step, Rick. If you're scared to leave the physical boundaries of Custer County, at least do us a favor and try to do so mentally. You can do it.

Which brings us to...

More ends-justifies-the-means journalism. And to think people used to think it was an industry with ethics.

And then Mr. Murdoch got into the business.

Rick, you've reached a nadir (not a big word, but not a common one either - it means low point. I'm having a such a hard time keeping things simple. Dare I tune the television to Fox News so they can report and I can decide? Hmmm...). But in the long history of conservatives not thinking (things through), I guess your statement makes sense. But in only that regard. I'm not even referring to your ethics comment, being as the GOP has long been such a bastion of ethics. Ha! But you want to go Machiavellian with your first point listed above? Do you really? Think it through. Or at least try.

The same could be said for this:

Change the subject.

Not that it's a coherent change. Surprise, surprise.


There you have it, from the conservatives' poster boy, The IWMK. Changing the subject (bait and switch) is a bad thing, especially when it's an incoherent change. So, Rick - is the GOP returning any contributions you've made over the years (not bloody likely - it goes against the party charter) and asking that you return your membeship card? You've finally said something that runs counter to the party line. In a way, I am very proud of you! Had you not stumbled across it accidentally, I'd be even more pleased. But I'll take what I can get, I suppose.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15369) 16 years ago
I thought "Rick-bashing" season was back in November. Must be a spring hunt I don't know about.

It is one thing to attack ideas... it is another to attack another person. Where is your compassion?

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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 16 years ago
It's all in good fun, Richard. But if I came to a debate with weak and/or indefensible argument after weak and/or indefensible argument, each of which relied on cirular reasoning or relative morality as its foundation, I'd fully expect to be verbally hammered, too. If I go about it a little enthusiastically, so be it. It's not like I am hiding being a nickname or crying foul when he comes back with a retort. Some of my shots may be to the stomach, but they're never below the belt.

What you may perceive to be personal attacks are nothing against Rick. I think he's a fine human being and a good father. My issue isn't with him as a person - it's the uncaring-unblinking-unquestioning-march-along-in-lockstep-with-the-soulless-vampires-who-cheapen-our-country simplistic attitude that he exemplifies with which I have a problem. I don't think I've ever had a problem with anyone whose attitude exhibits empathy.

Am I writing with spite? No, not at all. Am I writing with what I'd call a playful, mocking tone? Yes. Why? Because I expect more from people than maybe I should. Low expectations have led to a lot of the problems we have today and I don't want to fall into that trap. I hold that belief on a lot of levels and this just happens to be one of them.

People are entitled to their opinions and beliefs. This is a right that I wholeheartedly respect (being a fan of the 1st Amendment and all - it's listed ahead of the 2nd and all the rest for a reason, you know?). Along with that right is the responsibility to defend those opinions. That requires something more than crossed arms and a pouty face - it requires thought. Anything less is an insult.

I expect this of myself and I expect this from anyone. When this standard isn't lived up to, my respect wanes. If I have an opinion, you'll hear it. You may not like it, but at least you'll know that I won't defend it with something as cheap as smoke and mirrors. My opinions are worth my time (or I wouldn't have them), and I expect people to have those same expectations of themselves and of me, as well.
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Posted by William S. (+73) 16 years ago
"People in general are supposed to question. I don't consider it inappropriate to call B.S. on any given situation that's wrong, especially when the situation is so obviously wrong that it hurts my brain and my heart to think about. I don't consider it a bad thing to have certain expectations of people, whether it's a friend, a family member, person with whom I debate, or an elected official."

Could this same set of standards apply to, oh, let's say, theft of weapons from a unsuspecting widow, or perhaps stalking young girls?

Relative morality? Pot/Kettle?
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1672) 16 years ago
Brian,

What's the repeated reference to the Custer County limits? You know Rick well enough to know he is a good father, but not that he has not lived in Custer County all of his life?
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4453) 16 years ago
Come on Denise. Let him go.

It's always great to see a true hometown success story: someone who moves on to such an affluent and exotic place, such as Billings, only to spend their time on MilesCity.com telling people who live there how ignorant and backwoods they are for doing so.

One can think of no greater achievement among any of Miles City's countless traveling sons and daughters. Brian, you make us proud!
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 16 years ago
Thanks Rick! Yep - you pegged me! Billings is as far as I've ever traveled, let alone lived. I don't think I could possibly summon the courage to go any farther.

Need I point out that I'm being facetious?

And I probably shouldn't, but...

William S. - Nice research, Braveheart! Completely on-topic and relevant to the conversation. And written with such tact and attention to detail! It's too bad that I can't take you all that seriously considering that you lack the (hmm, what's another word for sack? I'll just go with courage) to put your name where your words are.

Your attack aside, I'll address your point about relative morality - I've never tried to justify anything that I've done (speculative or otherwise) by saying that someone has done something worse. Try harder, William.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 16 years ago
William - You forgot to mention that I stole Christmas from 1991-94. Wait, that was the Grinch. Oh, I remember - I constructed a giant shield and blocked out the sun in 1995. No, that was a Simpsons episode. Did I kill Jimmy Hoffa? I wasn't yet born and didn't live in New Jersey, so I don't think I could have done that, either. Hmmm...what was my point again? Is having a point even necessary?

I KNOW! I killed Larry from Larry's Video! Would have gotten away with it to, had it not been for those pesky kids (or my confession, for that matter). It's good that you're there, William. Only you could stop me from poisoning the town's well! Gotta go back to my coffin before the direct sunlight hits me - toodles!
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 16 years ago
Rick:

Wow. I missed the Anchorman reference. I'm really sorry.

You're even a bigger loser than I could have imagined!

"Anchorman" is your cultural touchstone. Your parents must be so proud.

What's your favorite song right now? "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Or maybe something by Ricky Martin. Sheesh.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 16 years ago
Bob - Don't forget that Will Ferrel does a better W imitation than W does of himself. Is it any wonder why Rick would be drawn to him?
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Posted by J. Dyba (+1339) 16 years ago
Haha Brian... you make an "assumption" that Rick has never left the confines of Miles City and then within days ridicule him for making an "assumption" that you've never traveled further then Billings.

I agree Rick is pretty repetitive as a republican fanboi, but assuming someone is ignant because they live in Miles City is pretty narrow-minded as well.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 16 years ago
True, very true. While I concede that he's left the friendly confines of the county in a physical sense, I stand my the assertion that his mind has not. At the very least, I question his grasp of the world as a whole, as opposed to a very narrow sliver of it. Call it a lack of perspective.

Besides, I've lived as far as Laurel! That's a full 15 miles on the other side of Billings! Hehe. Actually, I've lived/worked much further than that.

There are plenty of non-'ignant' people who live or have lived in Miles City. A lot of them leave, either by choice, unforeseen circumstances or out of disgust. Some stay, though. I've never criticized anyone for simply living in Miles City. For living in Glendive, yes. Laurel, most definitely. But Miles City, never.

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Posted by Morhead (+123) 16 years ago
Rick

Here is a quote from VAN, "San Diego...which in German means...A Whales Vagina". HEHEHEHAHA---LOL

You must of skipped that post from Movieeeeeeee
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4453) 16 years ago
Morhead, I assume you meant that Anchorman stuff for "Old Man L."

P-Diddy, I'm sorry, but considering your well-known personal fascination with my private life, wouldn't calling me a "Loser" be something akin to John Hinckley describing Ronald Reagan the same way?

I know I know, you're next angle will be something like, "Hey there young fella, you're nothing like Ronald Reagan. (I was his grade school teacher, I should know)"

And of course, as far as Ronald Reagan goes, you'd be right. But at least the other half of my analogy could be dead-on. Who knows?


Brian, by all means, continue whatever it is you are trying to do. I've seen no bigger advertisement for "Vote Republican" since I've been here.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 16 years ago
I fail to see your logic with that comment, but whatever floats your boat, Rick. Is my banter all it would take to convince a potential Republican to vote GOP? If so, I guess all I can say is "wow" and thank you (again) for helping prove my point about the knee-jerk nature of your average modern conservative.

On a related topic, have you thrown your hat in the ring for mayor yet?


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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 16 years ago
Rick:

Unlike some folks, I don't have any deviants in the old family tree.

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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4453) 16 years ago
Well that's easy to say when you go by the last name "L."

Every family has skeletons. Some more public than others. I just wonder why you had to hide your already anonymous username the last time you brought this up.

Oh, yeah, because it reflects more poorly upon you than me. I forgot.

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Posted by William S. (+73) 16 years ago
"It's too bad that I can't take you all that seriously considering that you lack the (hmm, what's another word for sack? I'll just go with courage) to put your name where your words are."

Ahh, reeks of your best buddy Bob L. doesn't it?

And by the way, no research was necessary.
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1672) 16 years ago
Bob L.

You know, you really have proven what a slimeball you are (and I have purposely chosen to use a milk-toast adjective in my assessment; I would be banned from mc.com for using my first choice).

Have you ever thought of stopping and using your itty bitty brain (and I am giving you the benefit of the doubt in assuming you were born with one) before opening your big mouth and saying something that might be very hurtful to people on this site? I know, I know, all in good fun, as it is all toward the effort to skewer Rick.

Too bad for you, Rick is right. It is much more a reflection of you than it ever is on him. It's easy to post in anonymity. Step out from the darkness and reveal yourself. We will see what it is that you are hiding from.

"We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies." ~Shirley Abbott
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Posted by deer_slayer (+488) 16 years ago
Happy Easter Everyone! What a fine way to spend your time on Resurection Day!!
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 16 years ago
William, I've never met Bob L. If I have, I wouldn't know. That's not the point. What I do know is that Bob's never slung something at me and then hidden behind an initial. You're a coward, William.

The funny thing is that you were the one who tried to use my previous mentioning of moral relativism against me. What did you just do by mentioning Bob L.? Again, try harder.

No research was necessary? Wow, I couldn't have guessed that on my own. Thanks for the clarification! I'm curious - when did I stalk young girls? Please tell me; with all my evil deeds, I am sure that it just slipped my mind.
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