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BecomingBrainy Donating Member (49 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 11:20 AM
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The ILLITERATI
This is the secret society that you all thought existed, but only had little snippets of evidence.

Now they have come out in force -

Medicare Recipients who don't want government in their health care.

Morans who didn't study the english language, don't know the facts, and write all about it on big signs. (The sad thing is when their kids also hold the signs.)

Katy the Plumbers who have no respect for their government or their country and have no clue about current events for the last 30 years. Then they go yell (not talk, but yell and be rude) at a U.S. Senator.

Scum who hide behind despicable signs that causes law enforcement to take them into custody.

Racists who have no idea what Communism, Socialism, Marxism or Nazism are, and then prove it to everyone time and time again.

This group, known as the Illiterati, are showing themselves in their true light; almost illuminating themselves.

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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 11:22 AM
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1. Classic! I love this!
:rofl:

ILLITERATI!
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cdsilv Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 11:24 AM
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3. one of their leaders is 'Mediocrates'.....
...who famously said "If at first you do not succeed, quit, don't be a nuisance."
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winyanstaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 02:05 AM
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49. bwhahahaa
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Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 04:01 AM
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51. ROFL!
You either laugh or cry at this point. The people that want the government to keep their hands of their Medicare are my absolute favorite. I bet they walk into doors, etc, a lot.

It is amazing that there is a meme that somehow these people should matter. They had their chance to create their own reality, and they blew it. They majorly, big-time, blew it. The proved over and over again how incompetent, and corrupt, they are.

Yet here they are with a seat at the table they didn't earn? Not only that, but the people who did earn it aren't even invited? Very odd.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 11:22 AM
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2. The Illiterati Rule the Idiocracy...
Makes sense to me.

Welcome to DU.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 11:25 AM
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4. Whut r yu usin thim byg wurds fur?
Edited on Fri Aug-14-09 11:25 AM by maxsolomon
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 09:33 PM
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39. Love that movie.
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 11:31 AM
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5. Must be a very big organization w/a striking low criteria threshold
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BecomingBrainy Donating Member (49 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 11:52 AM
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6. It is a nation wide organization
All you have to do to join.....is want to hate.
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 11:59 AM
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7. You're new... but I like you, BecomingBrainy

Good stuff.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 12:06 PM
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8. Yup, they are the result Creeping Ignorance mostly due to being illiterate and/or alliterate
stuck on HS Level...even after many years, because of inadequate attention to continuing ed.

Not very astute but passionate in their beliefs, they are ripe for Mind Control efforts by others, in this case, the Pub Masters...

Ignorance allows for Arrogant DeFiant BULLYISM...this is not a way to ATTRACT... other than bad attention.

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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 10:32 AM
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61. I only WISH they were stuck on HS level. Try Third Grade.
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bain_sidhe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 01:52 PM
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9. I love this so I'm bumping it!
It's such a perfect term, combining elements of their "tin-foil-hat" mentality with an accurate description of their nature.
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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 05:58 AM
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52. I HONESTLY BELIEVE
that if THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE (was not killed by Reagan) we
would see MUCH fewer "ILLITERATI". And if THE
FAIRNESS DOCTRINE is reinstated (by OBAMA), these disgusting,
morons will dwindle in number. Let's face it, when the Florida
Supreme Court, declares that a "NEWS" program (on
FOX) has no obligation to tell the truth to it's viewers,
then (of course) America will become populated and run by
(Idiocracy) people who have no idea of the truth....Palins
death panels....need I say more?
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loyalkydem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 01:59 PM
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10. New television series
coming this fall on Fox
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NBachers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 09:09 PM
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37. also watch for "Big Bother"
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 02:04 PM
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11. Wikipedia entry: The Illiterati is the name for groundtroops funded by The Illuminati
who call them 'useful idiots' behind their backs.
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dugaresa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 02:10 PM
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12. the not so fancy name for them is dumbshits
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 02:26 PM
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13. lol
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 02:39 PM
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14. Anyone know an evil Gypsy? I want to curse them all with a personal poltergeist.
No, they've already got a "Coultergeist".

Doesn't that sound like a hoot?
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 02:41 PM
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15. DayGlo Illiterati, lumination through ignorance
Edited on Fri Aug-14-09 02:56 PM by Bozita
Sounds like a Fortune 500 company.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 02:44 PM
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16. Win.
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:32 PM
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17. K&R! And a hearty welcome to DU!
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:43 PM
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18. You're Rookie of the Year material. Recommended.
Nicely done!
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:45 PM
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19. +1
Illiterati - nice one. The term may come in handy in the not too distant future.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:54 PM
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20. K&R
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 06:33 PM
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21. Love it!
:rofl:
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DeeDeeNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 06:34 PM
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22. They follow orders
They're just doing what their right-wing radio masters tell them to do.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 06:36 PM
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23. Very good and welcome to DU!
We love people like you! Smart AND witty.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 06:38 PM
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24. DUzy fer sure
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rhiannon55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:03 PM
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25. The Illuminati control the Illiterati by keeping them stupid
That's why they are always looking for ways to cut education funding.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:05 PM
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26. This is a K & R!
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:06 PM
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27. An instant classic.
What you said.
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:09 PM
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28. Welcome to DU!
The sad part is they'll think "illiterati" is a real word AND they'll think it's a compliment.
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:10 PM
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29. Yes! I have seen them!
:rofl:

Why hasn't this been sent to the dungeon with all other conspiracy theories? IBTL
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:16 PM
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30. Dead on and then some. I like the way you think!
K&R

:kick: :kick: :kick:
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KakistocracyHater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:17 PM
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31. trouble is, the Right has made it difficult to hear the truth, tv doesn't
much help with it, neither does radio, or newspapers. Internet access is the main sourrce (my keys keep doubling today :blush: ) but you have to actively pursue it. THAT is something believers of Rightwing Dogma will not do. The only way to give them a chance to change their minds is thru tv, radio, & newspapers easily available. Now find the rich Lefties who are willing to go buy these.
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on point Donating Member (613 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:40 PM
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32. You are wrong! They are Ignoratti !!
I believe they can read (almost), but they don't read from knowledgeable sources and refuse to immerse themselves in fact. They are neolithes, the ignoratti who would prefer delusional nonsense rather than deal with the truth.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:51 PM
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34. You're both right - and you're both welcome to DU! nt
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 09:58 PM
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43. I will second that. Great OP! n/t
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 07:06 AM
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54. What about the Illuminutti?
KInda like shining the light on strange and precarious nuts?

:)


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crazy_vanilla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:41 PM
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33. Bravo!
your post says it all
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pangaia Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:53 PM
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35. Morans
Why is it that nobody on DU seems able to spell morons? Aren't we smarter than that? :> ;))
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on point Donating Member (613 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 09:18 PM
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38. Say Doc, I think you mean Maroons! (chomp chomp)
:-)
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 09:59 PM
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44. I believe they are moroff than an!
:)
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B3Nut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 11:11 PM
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47. 'Morans' (sic) is a dig at this guy:


It's a long-running DU inside joke. :)
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 10:34 AM
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62. On DU we spell it "morans" - and for a very good reason.
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 08:00 PM
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36. Common Racist scums.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 09:41 PM
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40. In before the move to the dumbgeon,
wear reel eyedeers get disgust.
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 09:48 PM
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41. wELcum!
2 Dee You!

:hi:
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 09:49 PM
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42. Illiterati may just have to be added to the DU glossary!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 10:14 PM
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45. Great idea, LuckyLib! Added to glossary, along with Ignoratti. Such treasures!
:)

Credited BB's wonderful OP with a thread link. :hi:
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_dynamicdems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 10:37 PM
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46. Great post!
You nailed it!

:rofl:

K&R
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 01:05 AM
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48. Proudly hitting the #99 for greatest page nt
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 03:36 AM
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50. Welcome to DU
wow, over 100 recs on almost your first try.

I guess it helps when you are fluent in hate speech.

Why does Katy hate America?
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 06:53 AM
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53. Big Birther is watching YOU.



Great post, BecomingBrainy.

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lazyriver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 07:34 AM
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55. Spot on post and welcome to DU
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 07:47 AM
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56. They like ILLITERATI because it's spelled the same forward or backward.
It's easy for them to remember.

No, wait.........
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:04 AM
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57. BB's Gun
of truth!

Yeah!!!!!!!!
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DesertDiamond Donating Member (838 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:13 AM
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58. Well said!!! Bravo!!!
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:22 AM
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59. Outstanding.
Much appreciated!
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 10:21 AM
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60. Welcome to the DU....
...K&R for your OP ~~ I love it! :hi:
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