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connecticut yankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 10:43 AM
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Tales of a Connecticut Donkey
For those of you who may have missed this on the main Discussion page --


Jim Bob came out of the feed store, threw his purchases into the back of the wagon and climbed up beside his wife. He picked up the reins, shook them and called out to the donkey -- "Giddy-up Joe! Come on, Joe, let's go!"

But Joe just stood there, oblivious to Jim Bob's pleading, his tongue-clickings, even to the lash of the reins on his rump. Jim Bob sighed, picked up the baseball bat, climbed down, walked around in front of Joe and, with a mighty swing, smashed him right between his long ears with the bat. Jim Bob hopped back into the wagon, grabbed the reins and, with a single, "Go, Joe!" the donkey headed off at a brisk trot.

Jim Bob's wife was horrified. "Why did you hit Joe in the head with that bat?" she asked.

Jim Bob grinned, "Sometimes ol' Joe forgets who's the boss here," he said. "When that happens, you just gotta get his attention..."

That was back in the day -- but little has changed since then. Donkeys are still stubborn. Especially on the political scene, where most are completely oblivious to what's going on around them. It's easy for some to forget who's the boss when they're free to gallop through the halls of power -- trot around with the big boys...

Unless you happen to be a Connecticut donkey.

Democrats in that very blue, anti-war state are unhappy with their three-term senator, Joe Lieberman, for his stubborn, rabid support of President Bush and his bloody, illegal war. They pleaded with Joe to recognize that the war on Iraq was planned long before 9-11, that there were no weapons of mass destruction in that pitiful, unarmed country, and that thousands of US citizens and tens of thousands of Iraqi men, women and children are being blown to pieces, maimed, and poisoned with depleted uranium -- all because of a lie.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_sheila_s_060208 ...

As a "Connecticut Donkey," I am one of an increasing group of dissatisfied constituents of Lieberman who are hoping to see him voted out of office. We think we have a good candidate in Ned Lamont.

well-behaved women rarely make history
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 01:59 PM
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1. This is good!
Thanks Connecticut Yankee! :hi:
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 05:11 PM
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2. The link seems to be broken...
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connecticut yankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-12-06 08:23 PM
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3. Thanks
but I don't see any difference.
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