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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:50 AM

Priceless Dear Abby

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Reply Priceless Dear Abby (Original post)
donheld Feb 2013 OP
Electric Monk Feb 2013 #1
lsewpershad Feb 2013 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #2
niyad Feb 2013 #3
Terra Alta Feb 2013 #4
Ken Burch Feb 2013 #5
Skittles Feb 2013 #9
WillyT Feb 2013 #6
RedCappedBandit Feb 2013 #7
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2013 #8
gtar100 Feb 2013 #10
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #11
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #12
Cleita Feb 2013 #13
lark Feb 2013 #14
niyad Feb 2013 #15
meow2u3 Feb 2013 #17
jazzimov Feb 2013 #18
Manifestor_of_Light Feb 2013 #19
zentrum Feb 2013 #20
Manifestor_of_Light Feb 2013 #24
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #21
kimmylavin Feb 2013 #22
one_voice Feb 2013 #23

Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:53 AM

1. Nice

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:31 PM

16. Indeed

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:00 AM

2. Dear Abby knew what she was about! K&R

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:12 AM

3. k and r

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:19 AM

4. K&R

Abigail Van Buren aka Pauline Phillips was a national treasure. May she rest in peace.

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:19 AM

5. Both Abby and Ann were surprisingly progressive on many things.

Ann Landers was one of the first advice columnists in the country to write sympathetically in response to letters from gays and lesbians. In tribute to her pioneering work on that, Dan "Savage Love" Savage bought Ann Landers' typewriter and keeps it on display in his home.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:47 AM

9. I learned a lot from those gals when I was growing up

I was a big fan and I believe they taught me well

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:23 AM

6. K & R !!!


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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:24 AM

7. That is PERFECT.

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:51 AM

8. Just wondering

if "Long-Time Admirer" remained such.

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:30 AM

10. Fantasy meets reality.

God (well, the one that the Christian church fantasizes about any way*) has a really bad track record on family planning. Frankly, if He really were so all-powerful as they make Him out to be, I'd say the Guy is pretty damn sadistic and actually enjoys hurting people.

* Actually, any of the religions that came out of the Abraham clan fall into this category of having horrific fantasies of the nature of God.

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:50 AM

11. I remember the shitstorm

she got from the religious right when she advocated masturbation as a form of safe-sex. Can't really argue with that logic.

Back when I was teaching I had several quotes in my classroom, including one from Dear Abby:

"Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot read."

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:51 AM

12. Kickin' it because: I read Dear Abby every day . . . .

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:13 PM

13. Abby also suggested we get a health care plan like our neighbors to the north, Canada,

and this was back in the sixties. She was very ahead of the times.

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:28 PM

14. Loved Abby

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:13 PM

15. Dear long-time admirer: since you are so convinced that your god is the ultimate "family

planner" and alone knows what tomorrow brings, that means you never go to the doctor, yes? after all, if god is the ultimate family planner, you have no business interfering with his plans for your demise from illness or accident, yes?

after all, we must be consistent here.

oh, and by the way, I am a "lovely and brilliant" WOMAN, NOT a girl. how patronizing and condescending you are.

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:57 PM

17. Forward this to Paul Ryan

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:41 PM

18. Dear Abby, Dear Abby,

Now who woulda' thought
that me and my girlfriend
would ever get caught
sittin' in the back seat,
just shootin' the breeze
with her hair up in curlers
and her pants to her knees

signed,
Just Married.

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:15 PM

19. Ann Landers was spewing the "no premarital sex" line in the 1960s.

She really messed me up. They made us watch a movie with Ann Landers in it when I was in high school. Basically she said "Do anything on a date except kiss or make out. Men want one thing and one thing only, and once they get that they will throw you away like Kleenex. Sex is filthy and nasty and if you are not a virgin and female, you are "used goods" and totally worthless."

This movie gave me and a lot of other people massive guilt trips for having normal teenage sexual urges. Nobody told me anything otherwise, or gave me any information about sex or boys, so I believed that Ann Landers horseshit.

Dear Abby was far more reasonable.

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:12 PM

20. Yeah, but....

...it's well known that in the Akins-like mind of Gawd, poor Xtians, if they are "good", are not supposed to have sex at all, even if married, 'cause they can't care for a child, once born. Sex is reserved only for rich people---and they can even have unlimited sex, 'cause every time they get preggers, it's not a problem. In this fundamentalist world, sex exists for one reason, and one reason only--and that's procreation--- any other reason is tinged with "sin". Scratch the anti-birth control mind and you find the Western Taliban.

They are sexually freaked out.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:43 PM

24. But Ann Landers and Dear Abby were Jewish Midwesterners. Go figure.

They weren't fundamentalist Christians.

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:37 PM

21. Back then I didn't realize what a treasure she was.

This is really REALLY excellent. Wish more people got it.

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:46 PM

22. Wow!

I guess I'd never thought of her as being as progressive as she obviously was.
Great answer!

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Response to donheld (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:49 PM

23. K&R

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