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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 03:55 PM
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I guess I'm a wreck.
For the past week I have been maintaining an even strain in public. Avoiding the conversations here in Red Hell and just talking to my Blue friends.

But today...WHAMO!...I'm flipping the bird at people with Bush bumper stickers. I bit off the head of a long time friend before he could even say anything (he was smiling and it was the first I had seen him since the so-called election).

Then I nearly killed myself by the dreaded Death-By-Hummer. You see, this was the freaking 3rd big black monstrosity I had seen today and he nearly took off my back light when he passed me. While he passed I could see he was on the phone, with a VIDEO screen running in the front compartment and he had W stickers.....welllllll I lost it. I sped up, passed him, got in front of him (but did NOT cut him off) and then slowed down.

Jesus (I mean Bush), my life passed before my eyes! It was like all those horror movies where the Evil Thing is driving the big truck into the teenagers fleeing for their lives! They would look in the rear view mirror and see "MACK" and nothing else. All I saw was a front grill that looked like a fortress.

I survived, but this shit is really under my skin and coming out in bad ways. I think I need to check into an election detox center.

Know of any good ones?

:beer: :smoke: :nuke: :beer: :smoke: :nuke: :beer: :smoke: :nuke: :beer: :smoke: :nuke: :beer: :smoke: :nuke: :beer: :smoke: :nuke: :beer: :smoke: :nuke: :beer: :smoke:




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Kazak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 04:00 PM
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1. I flip the bird...
to every Hummer I see; 'guess it's a bad habit of mine. :shrug:

Hang in there, buddy.
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ArkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 04:25 PM
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2. Perhaps counseling will help.
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 05:07 PM
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9. What kind of counseling will help?
Anger management? Does The Dick go to those?

Believe me, I am one of those A-number-one don't provoke road rage people. A woman in my area was shot to death by another woman who cut her off.

Earth...we have a problem.
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 04:28 PM
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3. I also got into a bird-flipping contest at high speed last Sunday
night. I wasn't driving but it got scary and I thought: WTF are we doing? The anger is brewing and not going away. :evilfrown:
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 04:31 PM
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4. Yeah. Here's the address of my favorite.
Edited on Wed Nov-10-04 04:32 PM by WilliamPitt






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gardenista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 04:40 PM
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5. OMG, I'm so out of touch. I thought that was SPINACH!
LOL, I was thinking, "That's how Will Pitt stays so strong, kinda like Popeye!"

I need to get out more!
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 04:41 PM
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6. I yam what I yam...ug ug ug ug ug ug!
:)
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 05:01 PM
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8. Ahhhhhhhhhhzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
If I used your recommended detox I'd be asleep for a few days.

Thanks anyway Pal!

Oh, and tell Olive Oil to eat something will ya?
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 05:10 PM
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10. That's the problem...she already did
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 05:16 PM
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11. Can I turn you onto these?
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 05:19 PM
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12. Open the pod bay door, please, Hal.
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 05:24 PM
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14. "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer please"
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ethereal Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 07:52 PM
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18. LOL!!!
duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude . . .
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Steely_Dan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 05:24 PM
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15. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Dave, you seem upset.
Perhaps you should take a stress pill and we can talk about it.

-P
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 04:54 PM
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7. Big hug!
:hug:

Politics is like housework, there will always be a mess to clean up. I think it's a rule or something. And , yes, it's been this bad before, with vote fixing and lots of violence, and we have survived and moved forward.
Now, go watch Aliens and listen to Sigourney Weaver tell that bitch to let the kid go. And read some Terry Pratchett. :D

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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 05:21 PM
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13. new H3 gets the same mileage as an Explorer
but i hate them so much more. i know its irrational, but the military associations make me crazy.
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 05:26 PM
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16. They are just so moronically 'look at me my penis is small'
There are tons of them in my affluent security mom cul de sac hellhole. Fuck they suck. I'm NEVER removing my Kerry and anti-Bush stickers as long as I live here.
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 05:35 PM
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17. I saw a guy puke outside a Hummer the other day.
He was in the parking lot where my natural food store is. It was kind of fine to see the punkass University of Alabama dumb shit drink and drive in his Daddy-paid freak truck and have to pull over in front of all us liberals and puke up his Bud Lite.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 07:59 PM
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19. I did something I have NEVER done in my life
Edited on Wed Nov-10-04 08:09 PM by meganmonkey
to deal with similar feelings, Ripley.

On Sunday morning, after several nights of drinking and smoking (more than usual, anyway). I went to church, all by myself, all for myself. I really did. Growing up, we never went to church. My sister and her hubby are active in their local Unitarian Universalist church and I went to a service with them once a few years agowhen visiting, so I knew it was a decent place.
I woke up Sunday and realized I had lost faith. Not in 'God' or some such silliness, but in PEOPLE. And that realization just killed me. So I went to the nearest UU church, and it honestly helped a LOT. I may even go back someday.
It worked for me.

On edit: at the moment I'm sipping a drink and I just had some of that..er...spinach. Helps a lot too. ;)
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 08:28 PM
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21. Wow, great!
Edited on Wed Nov-10-04 09:14 PM by Ripley
Thanks for sharing that megan. I hear nothing but good things about the UU.

Edited for the sake of well, me.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 08:41 PM
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23. Well, if you have to kill something,
man, that's a tough one.
Here in Michigan, the few remaining flies have found their way inside, and they're half-dead, and they just kinda sit there. Sometimes they try to fly and move a few inches, they're pretty pathetic.
If you have some of those you could kill 'em. Not too much bad karma, probably.

:hug:
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 08:56 PM
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25. I'm going to kill my Art.
Well, not kill it, but retire it for awhile.

It is nice and lovely...

I think I might meld my political mind and my artistic hand. This is a very big change for me.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 09:28 PM
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26. "Fuck Art, Let's Kill"
My old roommate had a sticker on his tv that said that.

I wish you luck with your change!
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 09:39 PM
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27. Thanks!
Edited on Wed Nov-10-04 09:40 PM by Ripley
I want to get it out of my system...

I miss the old days of Music Rooms where we listened to Pink FLoyd. Gee, I must be old or something.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 08:27 PM
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20. Ripley! Thanks...needed that dark humor slice of life....It was Great!
Thanks....sorry for your frustration, but thanks for passing it along the way you did! :toast: on me... :loveya: for some humor in this terrible time...I've restrained myself from jumping out and accosting those Hummer Types and raising my fist saying "F**K YOU! You BUMS WHO STOLE AMERICA! But...I couldn't get them alone...Good for you!
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 08:33 PM
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22. Most welcome Koko..
Thanks to another Southerner who feels the pain. :)
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 08:44 PM
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24. detox center? I dunno
but DU ain't it.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 10:37 PM
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28. There was a day's wait for a Prozac prescription to be filled...
at a large Manhattan drugstore today -- must be in short supply. You're not alone.
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