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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 06:30 AM
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When I was a boy they had this thing called 'Outrage'
they've cured it apparently, cause i haven't seen a real case of outrage since i was a kid. outrage is when somebody called you unpatriotic or reprehensible and you got all screamy and indignant, you would wave your arms about and spit and stomp and generally raise hell because your honor or integrity had been challenged.

for instance, if it had been discovered that the government was listening to your phone calls without a warrant you had a serious attack of outrage.

or if a stuffed suit son of a bitch sent your son off to war to die for nothing other than huge profits, you went into an outrage.

or when it was discovered that someone had fucked with the ballot box in an election, outrage would break out.

i'm glad that so many awful diseases have been cured, but i still yearn for the days when outrage ran amok. but now there are pills and t.v. shows and psychiatrists to handle the emotion formerly known as 'outrage'.
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 06:36 AM
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1. I'm OUTRAGED! These Fuckers Nearly Killed My Boy
And they are ruining the world for Peyton. Peyton for Prez in 2040! Let there be love and HOPE again!

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shaniqua6392 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 06:42 AM
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3. She has my vote!!!
She is beautiful. That angel face gives me hope. I would like to think things can only get better. I hope I am right.
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 06:51 AM
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5. Thank you! She Is My Star!
Things are gonna get better. I have hope for the first time since November 2000.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 06:41 AM
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2. My wife lives in a constant state of outrage
What, are you kidding me? She hasn't stopped since Nero took the White House, aside from a brief pause when 9/11 happened.

Impeach the motherfucker NOW.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 06:45 AM
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4. I don't know if it's been cured so much as diverted to frivolous causes...
Edited on Wed Jan-25-06 06:46 AM by Crankie Avalon
...after all, being blinded by anger and a sense of vague outrage is what motivates people to vote for people like Bush and against their own interests.

"I'm shocked, SHOCKED, to find there's gambling going on here!" Claude Rains's character in "Casablanca."
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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 08:04 AM
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6. go ahead america, express your outrage, it's o.k. & it's necessary
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-06 10:36 AM
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7. Now we have the "New and Improved Outrage"...they call it "Apathy".
WAR IS PEACE

FREEDOM IS SLAVERY

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
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