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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:10 AM

Romney's 'binders full of women' causes social media phenomenon

Source: rnn

Romney's comment instantly sparked another social media phenomenon.

People across the "Twittersphere" tweeted in reaction to his wording.

"Romney: women inequality and discrimination is a social problem with economic repercussions NOT the other way around," said @ailishamacharia.

"So glad we have something to replace the Big Bird meme now that it's run its course," added @missuslovely.

A Twitter account named "@RomneyBinders" surfaced within minutes of the debate, posting tweets based off of the comment as well as retweeting other #binder tweets.

Facebook users also joined a "Binders Full of Women" page, which had 184,130 likes within three hours.

Even a new Tumblr blog was based on "Romney's binders," displaying edited images inspired by the debate.

And with early poll results showing Obama as the winner of Tuesday's debate and outspeaking Romney by about 3 minutes, @RomneyBinders tweeted that one thing is clear about the debate moderator: "Candy Crowley is absolutely being removed from Romney's Binders tonight."

Read more: http://www.wafb.com/story/19839185/romneys-binders-of-women-comments-makes-new-social-media-craze

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Reply Romney's 'binders full of women' causes social media phenomenon (Original post)
trailmonkee Oct 2012 OP
Notasaint Oct 2012 #1
FailureToCommunicate Oct 2012 #4
Rozlee Oct 2012 #13
Kablooie Oct 2012 #29
AllyCat Oct 2012 #36
tclambert Oct 2012 #46
Joe Bacon Oct 2012 #2
Gore1FL Oct 2012 #8
booksenkatz Oct 2012 #27
Blue_Tires Oct 2012 #68
TomCADem Oct 2012 #3
left-of-center2012 Oct 2012 #5
fantomas Oct 2012 #21
aquart Oct 2012 #53
Submariner Oct 2012 #6
riverwalker Oct 2012 #7
undeterred Oct 2012 #42
Mad_Dem_X Oct 2012 #61
Coyotl Oct 2012 #9
Maynar Oct 2012 #14
Brickbat Oct 2012 #49
Maynar Oct 2012 #58
Brickbat Oct 2012 #59
wordpix Oct 2012 #50
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #10
EarthGurl2012 Oct 2012 #12
wordpix Oct 2012 #51
Hugabear Oct 2012 #11
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #18
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alterfurz Oct 2012 #16
crunch60 Oct 2012 #24
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #17
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AllyCat Oct 2012 #35
Citizen Jane Oct 2012 #60
Rosa Luxemburg Oct 2012 #69
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #23
AllyCat Oct 2012 #34
fantomas Oct 2012 #25
AllyCat Oct 2012 #33
Judi Lynn Oct 2012 #39
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JusticeForAll Oct 2012 #30
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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:15 AM

1. Speaking as a woman....

for women, there is something vaguely, well maybe more than vaguely, offensive about the whole "searching for competent women" comment. He said "Well gosh (really? do people still say "gosh") Can't we find some women who are also qualified?" It just smacks of insincerity. Not sure I can stand to listen to the lying scum any longer.

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Response to Notasaint (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:25 AM

4. Welcome to DU! And you are correct about Romney

He pretended to be our Governor for a while. Notice how much support his former state is giving his chances of winning our electoral votes (like, zero)

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Response to Notasaint (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:36 AM

13. You think that's bad? I heard him say "Golly gee," once.

My ears bled. I kept waiting for Goober and Barney Fife to pop up in the background somewhere. Sure, my hubby's twenty years older than I am and in his 70s, but he's managed to move with the times and even he's never uttered a "gosh" since we've been married. But, we're probably being catty (I love being catty). And I'm sure Romney didn't have to go searching for qualified women at meetings with womens' groups. Hasn't he ever heard of personnel management recruiting or calling the state employment agency? What a nimrod. Oh, BTW, welcome to DU.

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Response to Notasaint (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 01:47 AM

29. It's not only insincere, it's a lie.

He did not request a list of women candidates.
He was presented with the binder by a women's group who requested he consider qualified women for top posts.

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Response to Notasaint (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:41 AM

36. The whole thing sounded utterly insincere to me. Then the fact checks started coming

and we find out that it was, indeed, a lie. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Notasaint (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:52 AM

46. He had to search because he personally doesn't know any competent women

(seeing as how he only knows Republican women). Then his staff gave him blank stares until one said, "Uh, maybe we could ask some women's group for a list?" Then one of the younger guys had to Google "women's groups" to find someone they could ask.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:20 AM

2. Here's Mitt's Binder!

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Response to Joe Bacon (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:28 AM

8. It's a good resource...

...when you don't currently have women for your staff.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 01:28 AM

27. ^giggle^

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Response to Joe Bacon (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:50 PM

68. Sweet!! R.I.P. to a fine, quality publication...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:22 AM

3. I Am Sure Some Folks Will Be Sending Public Record Requests...

...asking Massachusetts to produce these mysterious binders. Strikes me as a creepy comment.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:26 AM

5. Binders full of women

I seem to recall on TV that prostitution rings pimp their hookers via binders full of women's photos.
Of course, I have no personal experience, never having aquired a hooker via a prostitution ring.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:50 AM

21. Makes you wonder what the Bain boys did with all their $$

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Response to fantomas (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:28 PM

53. Well, other money finaglers were known to spend $10,000 a night at strip clubs.

So you're probably on track.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:27 AM

6. I'm sure women are pleased to be referred to as a 3-ring binder full of resumes

how any woman could vote for that maggot is beyond me. I guess I'll have to STUDY IT OUT to figure it out.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:28 AM

7. funny pic

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 07:47 AM

42. ..

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 12:26 PM

61. Okay, I literally LOL'd at that!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:28 AM

9. Romney’s “Binders Full of Women?” Yet Another Lie

What actually happened was that in 2002 — prior to the election, not even knowing yet whether it would be a Republican or Democratic administration — a bipartisan group of women in Massachusetts formed MassGAP to address the problem of few women in senior leadership positions in state government. There were more than 40 organizations involved with the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (also bipartisan) as the lead sponsor.

They did the research and put together the binder full of women qualified for all the different cabinet positions, agency heads, and authorities and commissions. They presented this binder to Governor Romney when he was elected.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/41055_Romneys_Binders_Full_of_Women_Yet_Another_Lie

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:37 AM

14. If you've lost the LGF (little green fucktards) crowd

then you're boned.

Nice going, Willard.

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Response to Maynar (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:16 AM

49. I object to your use of "tard" as a pejorative in this context.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #49)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 12:21 AM

58. Very well- I retract the pejorative.

How about "Little Green Fucksnots" instead? I'm not all that creative, really.

Apologies for any offense.

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Response to Maynar (Reply #58)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 09:52 AM

59. Hey, thanks for your consideration!

I think "fucksnots" is hilarious, myself. I appreciate your apology. Welcome to DU.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:22 AM

50. interesting story - it was MA women who pushed having women in senior positions, not Willard

you put your foot in it again, Willard, thank you!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:32 AM

10. I believe it has gone viral....

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:34 AM

12. Just snorted Sangria outta my nose . . .

My laptop thanks you.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:32 AM

51. just posted to my FB site, it's def. gone viral

see the comments at Bindersfullofwomen FB page. Good ones!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:33 AM

11. Bullshit, I bet he did no such thing

Romney is about as anti-woman as they come.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:41 AM

18. According to records he had fewer women than his predecessor and passed over female judges....

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:37 AM

15. Yet another....

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:38 AM

16. hey, that binder's not X-rated...

...Bishop Willard's intentions are honorable!

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Response to alterfurz (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 01:16 AM

24. Could it be...Ann's secret sister wives? Does she know?

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:39 AM

17. There is a post on DU tonight stating

that Willard did not put these binders together but put together by womens' groups before the Mass. elections and were ready to give to whoever won ........ so Willard is caught in another lie


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021560381

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:44 AM

19. Yet another one....

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:47 AM

20. Oh,....sheeze......

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:51 AM

22. And now a word from Hugh Hefner....

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #22)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:39 AM

35. These photos are hilarious y'all! Keep 'em coming!

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 12:14 PM

60. Yeah, glad you posted that one!

One of my faves!!!

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:02 PM

69. Good one

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 01:07 AM

23. Where was Mitt Governor?

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #23)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:39 AM

34. That's what I was thinking of when I heard the comment.

Women in stocks, bonds, "barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen", and any other number of horrible things that people say about women or actually do to them. Mitt the Twit.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 01:24 AM

25. It's not a meme without a cat:

link:

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Response to fantomas (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:37 AM

33. Funny!

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Response to fantomas (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:47 AM

39. Great bindercat. n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 01:26 AM

26. The Bill is here...

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:21 AM

30. omfg this is the best!!!!

God, I love me some Bill....

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:37 AM

32. LOL!!

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:36 AM

43. WINNER!!!

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 09:02 AM

48. .

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 01:33 AM

28. Binders Full Of Women is on Facebook.

"Why did the phrase resonate? Because it was tone deaf, condescending and out of touch with the actual economic issues that women are so bothered about. The phrase objectified and dehumanized women. It played right into the perception that so many women have feared about a Romney administration – that a president Romney would be sexist and set women back."



http://www.facebook.com/romneybindersfullofwomen

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:36 AM

31. Just joined and now has over 202,000 likes.

LOTS o' trolls there though. Whew!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:25 AM

37. I believe I'll have another beer....

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:27 AM

38. This'll give you the Willies...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 06:09 AM

40. Yes

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 06:12 AM

41. It is hard to find women who are qualified

It is hard to find women who are qualified when the primary qualification is the applicant has to be a man.

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Response to SkatmanRoth (Reply #41)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:54 AM

47. Qualified women . . . willing to work with Mitt Romney?

Now see, right there's your problem.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:37 AM

44. It does seem that it's impossible for mittens to keep his feet out of his mouth...

mittens: must resist urge to eat own feet! Temptation too strong!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:38 AM

45. That line made me go "WTF???".

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #45)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:34 AM

52. the whole story made me think, "It's not Romneyesque to be that progressive"

I couldn't believe it

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:52 PM

54. On paper, hole-punched and filed in catagories

That says a whole lot about binder women. A classic statement and will be the meme
for the Romney campaign, an update from barefoot and working in the kitchen.
Fuckable unemployed housewifes are so much easier to manipulate. Names only, no full character
staring at you at arms length.
No real power. Get their bosses coffee, shut up doing their jobs for minimum wage. Be nice to the clients, even the men
who come on with sexual suggestions.
Mad men. Don't vote for them.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 09:45 PM

55. One is reminded of the 'little black book' that certain guys would brag about

A very poor choice of words, revealing antiquated attitudes.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:44 PM

56. Even Grimm's gotten into it!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:20 PM

57. ......heh.........

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:44 PM

62. ....a couple of reds would be a groove....

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:47 PM

63. Bind is close to bondage and everyone knows about the multiple women thing. Shades of

50 shades, I can guess where this is going.

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Response to 24601 (Reply #63)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:04 PM

70. that was one of my first thoughts when I heard him say binders

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:48 PM

64. Set it to music...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:54 PM

65. Good one!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 04:10 PM

66. How dare she?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:33 PM

67. Would A Man Who Doesn't Support Women Let His Wife Pick Out Any Oven She Wants For Her Birthday?

http://www.theonion.com/articles/would-a-man-who-doesnt-support-women-let-his-wife,29966/

"....So to Mr. Obama and all the undecided Americans out there, let me now ask you this simple question: Would a man who doesn’t support women let his wife pick out any oven she wants for her birthday?

Let me say it again: Would a man who’s supposedly out-of-touch with the needs of today’s women hand over his credit card to his wife for the day, say “here you go, honey,” and let her buy whatever oven her heart desires? With a new set of cutlery to boot?

My opponent would no doubt say, “Yeah, right. A man like Mitt Romney would never let his wife go to Sears.com and pick out any oven she wants, especially when there’s nothing wrong with the one she already has.” Well, I hate to break it to you, Mr. President, but that’s exactly what I did. When Ann turned 63 this year, I gave her explicit permission to purchase any oven on the market. Green, brown, blue, brick, ceramic—it didn’t matter to me, so long as Ann was happy and ran her final choice by me first.
Now does that sound like a policy from someone who doesn’t respect women?

After all, the kitchen is her space. I call it “Ann’s part of the house.” Like millions of wives and mothers across America, she’s a strong, independent woman who deserves every opportunity to grow and thrive without being told what to do in the privacy of her own home. That’s why I let her decide everything about the kitchen: what color she wants to paint it, what food she wants to buy, what meals she wants to make. In fact, I make a point of never going in there if I can help it, especially if Ann is cooking or cleaning. I give her full rein over the whole kitchen."....more

As usual, The Onion nails it.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 01:27 AM

71. Kick!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:28 AM

72. binder product reviews on Amazon.com

Did anyone else see the product reviews on amazon.com? It was on fire last night, and looks like it's still going on.

Try these: http://bit.ly/BinderFullOfWomen

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Response to neversaydie (Reply #72)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:23 AM

73. Welcome to DU, neversaydie!

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Response to Nostradammit (Reply #73)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:56 PM

74. thanks for the welcome

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