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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 12:03 AM
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26. It's also dialect.
I've heard adults say "Don't be ugly" to a child.
What they meant was "Don't be rude" or "Don't be snotty". I think it's an extremely stupid expression.

and I'm a Texan. We're not all idiots here.
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  -When you heard "We'd Treat Him Pretty Ugly Down in Texas" ... eppur_se_muova  Aug-17-11 10:54 PM   #0 
  - Even if I weren't into politics, I would vote for Obama  Cleita   Aug-17-11 10:57 PM   #1 
  - Perry is a racist!  Sancho   Aug-17-11 10:58 PM   #2 
  - Wasn't he talking about Bernanke?  tblue   Aug-18-11 12:48 AM   #33 
  - I just thought it was crass  Mz Pip   Aug-17-11 10:59 PM   #3 
  - Yup.  7wo7rees   Aug-17-11 11:01 PM   #4 
  - What was that idiot thinking?  The_Casual_Observer   Aug-17-11 11:05 PM   #5 
  - I thought of the Byrd death, yeah  DemPopulist   Aug-17-11 11:10 PM   #6 
  - Read my lips, No New TEXANS!!!!!  MADem   Aug-17-11 11:11 PM   #7 
  - future bumper sticker  dana_b   Aug-17-11 11:34 PM   #20 
  - +1. Nicely done.  Mayberry Machiavelli   Aug-17-11 11:41 PM   #21 
  - self-delete  eppur_se_muova   Aug-18-11 01:27 AM   #38 
  - That's what came to my mind as well. n/t  DefenseLawyer   Aug-17-11 11:12 PM   #8 
  - yes, that's exactly what I thought. n/t  Toucano   Aug-17-11 11:13 PM   #9 
  - oh yeah, I agree, and the "black cloud" hanging over America BS line Perry said also.  Divine Discontent   Aug-17-11 11:15 PM   #10 
  - I wish I could K&R your post! Spot on, D.D.  BlueCaliDem   Aug-18-11 12:16 AM   #27 
  - Thanks. Well spoken response. Yes, the corporations mostly do not want him around in DC, and  Divine Discontent   Aug-18-11 12:21 AM   # 
  - I've become convinced of the racism as I've observed what's  gateley   Aug-18-11 12:24 AM   #29 
  - Beating up Jews is nothing new to him, it seems.  jberryhill   Aug-17-11 11:16 PM   #11 
  - In a way, yes.  pa28   Aug-17-11 11:16 PM   #12 
  - I'm from Texas originally and left that Hell-hole because of  Booster   Aug-17-11 11:20 PM   #13 
  - I'd take that as a threat...  DianaForRussFeingold   Aug-17-11 11:23 PM   #14 
  - x  Incitatus   Aug-17-11 11:23 PM   #15 
  - That too, but I also thought of JFK in Dallas.  Waiting For Everyman   Aug-17-11 11:23 PM   #16 
  - Mrs. Lincoln named LBJ her first suspect.  Octafish   Aug-18-11 01:01 AM   #37 
  - Yet another example of teabagger violence  Ohio Joe   Aug-17-11 11:26 PM   #17 
  - perry's closely monitoring this map  w8liftinglady   Aug-17-11 11:26 PM   #18 
  - Yes, it did. As a Texan, I can't describe how embarrassed I am... -eom  Justitia   Aug-17-11 11:33 PM   #19 
  - I know Texans are often disparaged as one, but we know  gateley   Aug-18-11 12:29 AM   #30 
  - I pretty much took it as a hint at lynching. At best you could make a case for  Mayberry Machiavelli   Aug-17-11 11:51 PM   #22 
  - the thought of perry being prez scares the hell out of me. nt  DesertFlower   Aug-17-11 11:55 PM   #23 
  - Just shows, once again, how "palling around with terrorists/KILL HIM" was a  Mayberry Machiavelli   Aug-17-11 11:57 PM   #24 
  - His remarks are scary  tawadi   Aug-18-11 12:00 AM   #25 
  - It's also dialect.  Manifestor_of_Light   Aug-18-11 12:03 AM   #26 
  - The word "lynching" came to my mind, seriously, and I was  gateley   Aug-18-11 12:21 AM   #28 
  - Or Maybe They'd Just Treat Him the Way they Did JFK  AndyTiedye   Aug-18-11 12:39 AM   #31 
  - It's insulting to Texans really...  Kalidurga   Aug-18-11 12:49 AM   #35 
  - I immediately thought of a couple of the dragging deaths.  Mimosa   Aug-18-11 12:47 AM   #32 
  - I'd guess he probably doesn't care.  JoeyT   Aug-18-11 12:48 AM   #34 
  - he reminds me so much of the despicable creature *  Whisp   Aug-18-11 12:52 AM   #36 

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