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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:38 PM
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My name is WestHoustonDem and I suffer from B.I.T.S.
DO YOU SUFFER FROM B.I.T.S.?
(Bush-Induced Tourrette's Syndrome)

? Do you yell and scream at the television whenever President Bush gives a speech?
? Has your use of profanity increased dramatically over the past five years?
? Have you made up new curse words because the old ones just don't cut it anymore?
? Have you nursed a hangover because you used a republican speech to play a drinking game and the "trigger" word (WMDs, 9/11, terrorists) was repeated more than a dozen times in less than 15 minutes?
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Debau2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:39 PM
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1. Finally
I have a diagnosis!
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:40 PM
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2. My name is SharonRB and I suffer from B.I.T.S.
I'll be the first to admit it. Do you know the cure?
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:06 PM
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15. Hi Sharon
The only cure is Chimpeachment!
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 10:26 AM
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78. I'm so ready for the cure
Bring....it.....on!
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:40 PM
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3. OMIGOD! THAT'S what I have!!!
That explains so much! :rofl:
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:13 PM
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17. It sure does explain a lot!
Especially number 4! :rofl:
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:41 PM
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4. Hi WestHoustonDem!
Welcome to B.I.T.S. Anonymous! :hi:
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:14 PM
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18. Hi im10ashus
A big welcome to you too!
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:16 PM
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21. Thanks friend.
B.I.T.S. Anonymous is a great place to vent. :yourock:
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:41 PM
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5. Thank you WestHoustonDem...
My name is Kadie and I suffer from B.I.T.S.

at least now I know I am not alone.
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:14 PM
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19. Hi Kadie
:grouphug:
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:43 PM
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6. I have been afflicted for 4+ years. I'm glad it's in the open now...
I have been suffering in silence and shame for too many years....
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:15 PM
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20. You are among friends alittlelark
:grouphug:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:43 PM
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7. My name is uppityperson and I suffer from BITS.
thank you.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:44 PM
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8. Believe it or not
I used to be very mild mannered and gentle (pick yourself off the floor), however, I was driving yesterday and felt really bad that I didn't stop a little short to allow someone to cut out of a parking lot (I really thought there was room). No matter what I did, I couldn't maneuver so the lady could get through.
I felt horrible cause I know that it really sucks not to be able to get out of parking lots. Let me rephrase, I felt horrible until she pulled out and had a Bush sticker on her car. Then I was really happy I didn't let her out.
As Americans, we shouldn't feel this way about our neighbors, but I do. :(
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:16 PM
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24. Welcome to B.I.T.S. Anonymous Horse
:grouphug:
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:44 PM
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9. i do i do. 2004 campaign, was telling all my friends i have bush
Edited on Wed Mar-29-06 09:33 PM by seabeyond
tourettes, lol lol. funny you that i am not solely effected with this syndrome.
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:17 PM
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25. We're all in this together seabeyond
:grouphug:
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:47 PM
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10. All except the last. My name is Bob and I am an alcoholic with
B.I.T.S. I haven't had a drink in nearly 21 years, but I sure hate that asshat, motherfucking, goddamned election-stealing, phony bible-thumping, glob of mexican food diarrhea, low-life fuck wad, douche-bag, Santorum smear (Google it), that pretends to be the president.
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CrazyOrangeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:50 PM
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11. !!!


:rofl:
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:16 PM
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23. wonderful descriptions!
:rofl:
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:17 PM
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26. But how do you really feel Bob?
:grouphug:
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:34 PM
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38. Depressed. n/t
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windy252 Donating Member (742 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:39 PM
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41. self delete
Edited on Wed Mar-29-06 09:40 PM by windy252
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Talismom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:51 PM
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44. Wow!! You are a poet! Truly inspired! I'll take one of whatever you are
drinking these days! LOL!
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 09:41 AM
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74. That's ok brother...
we share you pain. We understand. :grouphug:Get it off your chest.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:52 PM
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12. Oh yeah!
You see, I'm married to a Republican and a Veteran. :scared: I just DU-a- lot :silly: <---no really, my Happy Place :D
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 08:53 PM
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13. How do you keep them from finding out about each other? n/t
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dalaigh lllama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:37 PM
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39. Splurt!!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Good one, rzmanfl!

My name is DVJNU and I, too, am in the throes (NOT the last throes, mind you) of BITS. I don't see recovery in my future until 2008. Ain't that a BITS?
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 08:22 PM
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102. I have BITS and its not just the TV
that I yell at. The radio, inanimate news articles in paper or electronic form, signs in yards, bumper stickers, personalized license plates... And it doesn't have to * speaking - really, just any of his many minions does it for me.

... it is a comfort to find fellow sufferers here at DU...



:grouphug:
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:54 PM
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46. Ok, I deserved that "rim shot"....
"It's" one person :loveya: 36 years and I live to DU :D
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:18 PM
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27. You are a special case Catchawave!
:grouphug:
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:56 PM
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47. Thanks.....
I truly DU from the trenches of Military/Falwell/Robertson Land :rofl:
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 10:42 PM
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53. You, too?
Living in Falwell country ain't no picnic, is it?

Seems I suffer from B.I.T.S. as well. I've made up curse words that astound even my husband....the king of cursing.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 05:25 PM
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95. LOL, my neighborhood butts up to
Robertson's CBN, at least our power never goes out during hurricanes because we're on JEEEEsus's grid :D
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:06 PM
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14. Hi, my name is Dudley and I am an alpha-BITS vector
which means I had BITS even before the 2000 election and have subsequently infected many others with BITS. :hi:
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:19 PM
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28. Hi Dudley - Texans have been suffering
from B.I.T.S. since the 90's as well. :grouphug:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:08 PM
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16. A Diagnosis, at last!
This debilitating condition is causing heartbreak nationwide. It has infected people in epidemic numbers and shows no sign of letting up for years...
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:20 PM
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29. If only there was a way to break the cycle....
Chimpeachment!
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:16 PM
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22. Do you keep a supply of soft squoooshy things near your TV seat?
That way when the leader of the free world manifests himself on your TV screen you have something ready to throw at him that won't cause you serious financial hardship.

Potholders are good. They make a nice satisfying slapping sound but are guaranteed not to shatter the screen.
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Talismom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:54 PM
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45. LOL from a Brnoxcowgirl! n/t
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:22 PM
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30. I am Stinky The Clown and I suffer from B.I.T.S.
All day .... every day .... morning till night .... and sometimes in my dreams.

The only thing I can't blame on His Assholeness is currsing. I raised that to an artform years ago when I was in the Navy.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:30 PM
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34. Damn another one back! I haven't seen you around Husb2Sparkly!
Glad you're here!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:24 PM
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31. Even though I have only two
and three..I'm sure I still qualify for bits.

I won't let myself watch tv news except for the Daily Show..come to think of it I do "yell and scream" whenever Jon has on some fascist spewing idiot or the idiot-in-chief clips.

It's a good thing I stopped drinking alcohol in 2002!

My name is zidzi and I suffer from bits.

Thank you, WestHoustonDem, for giving it a name.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:28 PM
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32. I have suffered with this malady for nearly 6 years!
Edited on Wed Mar-29-06 09:30 PM by ClayZ
Chocolate helps! Margaritas and herbal calms help too!
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:29 PM
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33. OMG I've got the same shit!
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xiamiam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:31 PM
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35. i am xiamiam and i have B.I.T.S...my mouth also hung open for about 2 yrs
when i watched SCOTUS help the 2000 election get stolen..but I thought it would get better..everyday some piece of me felt paralyzed..especially my heart..I hated everyone who pretended that everything was normal..i became afraid to travel to foreign countries...i spent abnormal amount of time on the internet trying to find real news before dawn...never sleep thru the night since 911..are these also symptoms?
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:37 PM
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40. I never sleep through the night either, but it's my prostate. n/t
Edited on Wed Mar-29-06 09:56 PM by rzemanfl
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tibbir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:32 PM
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36. I feel like I've finally come home
to a group of people who know what I'm going through. It gives me strength to get through this.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:33 PM
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37. ROTFL!
All these years I couldn't figure out what my problem was. I am sending Bush my bill for doctor visits!
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:41 PM
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42. My middle finger automatically goes up whenever I hear clips of him on
the radio; I mute the tv and give the same salute while trying to stifle the urge to :puke:. I've taught my kids to say "Bush**" if they want to utter anything that wouldn't be appropriate for someone their ages to say. I drink a beer or two or a glass of wine every night before I go to bed whereas I didn't drink much at all for a couple of decades!

During one of the SOTU addresses my kids and I were throwing petzels at the tv every time that he smirked, told a blatant lie, etc., and during the first 10 mins. we had to adjust our parameters because we had a large pile of pretzel pieces in the floor and were afraid it was going to get totally out of hand!

Thanks for giving it a name besides just feeling Bush**whacked!
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 12:40 PM
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82. LOL on the pretzels!

I too have a serious problem controlling my middle finger. It flips up on it's own whenever I see or hear the dimson - sometimes with both hands! My weekend wardrobe is jeans with anti-boosh tee's (I must have 15!), which I wear proudly & the back window of my truck is plastered with anti-boosh sentiment. I've spent a small fortune at Cafe Press! ;)

At least I finally know what I suffer from -- B.I.T.S.

:rofl:

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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-31-06 07:50 PM
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110. I tried to clean them up right away, but I was still finding those damned
things 2 months later (entertainment unit was open and I'd find pieces behind the stereo unit, etc.) Hubby has the DU pretzel shirt and cafepress and I are buddies, too.

BushIsThisStupid along with Bush Induced Tourettes Syndrome perhaps?
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 03:49 PM
Response to Reply #42
89. When my wife's angry at me, I've told her to call me a
"Cheney-head."
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:43 PM
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43. Hi. My name is CottonBear and I suffer from B.I.T.S.
The symptoms have become worse with each passing year. :(
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DemGirl7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 09:57 PM
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48. Finally a support group....
I suffer from B.I.T.S. too, but I believe I have a even more severe case, because I seem suffer from hives every time I see a republican/conservative on TV.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 10:06 PM
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49. my name is xxqqqzme
and I suffer from BITS - 3 out of 4 anyway. I have even gone so far as 2 travel 2 protest and yell at pretzeldent. It does relieve some symptoms but only briefly.
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 10:20 PM
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50. my name is fly and i suffer from B.I.T.S...IS THERE A 12 STEP PROGRAM
TO HELP ME?????????

i really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really

need a cure... :silly: :crazy: :silly: :crazy: :silly: :crazy: :silly: :crazy: :silly: :crazy: :silly: :crazy: :silly: :crazy: :silly: :crazy: :silly: :crazy: :silly:


little B.I.T.S OF FLY
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 10:22 PM
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51. OMG!! That's me!!
I thought I was the only one :grouphug:
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 10:36 PM
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52. I have B.I.T.S. avoidance syndrome!
When he comes in, I go out! I really have an aversion to his visage. I have to leave the room or change the channel. I have the same problem with Charles Manson. Bush makes me cough.

--IMM
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 10:46 PM
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54. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

:hi: I am so afflicted.

I told my dad a few weeks ago, when he was at my house watching the POS give a speech:

"Turn it off. I hate him"

dad: why? that is so silly, he's the president, you should at least respect the office.

me: "This is my house, I don't want to hear or see that lying piece of shit in my house. He makes me want to vomit and shit at the same time. Turn it off now."

dad: okay okay- sheesh.

I do not normally curse in front of my father. and we DO NOT discuss politics, obviously.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 10:57 PM
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55. I nominate crispini's "Nutfuckery" as my favorite new swear word.
I take it to mean something so impossibly, insanely wrong that it would screw itself if there were cash involved.


:thumbsup:
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xiamiam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 11:08 PM
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56. ROFL....too funny...nt
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 11:15 PM
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57. all of the above
n/t
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 12:16 AM
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58. My name is trouble, and I did
make up a new cussword and PM'd it to a DU friend yesterday, and asked her if I would have my posts deleted if I used it in every one of my posts: Jesusmotherfuckingcocksuckingassholedickheads. I used to be dignified, but not anymore, because of the Jesusmotherfuckingcocksuckingassholedickheads.
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 09:51 AM
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75. Let it out...
or as the Dixie Chicks sing....let it rip, let it fly... :grouphug:
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 12:19 AM
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59. I am the Lord God King of B.I.T.S.
I'm not alone?!? Bless you all...
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 12:22 AM
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60. I am not alone......
Thank you thank you thank you

:grouphug:
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 01:18 AM
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61. I've nursed many a hangover- just cuz it still seems like a nightmare
I'll be going back to Crawford this August-
hope to meet up with you again!
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 08:23 PM
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103. Hope to see you there Puravida!
Hugggssss!!!!
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 07:11 AM
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62. Maybe if we would
ITMFA, we could curb the pandemic of profanity breaking out all over.
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yy4me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 07:35 AM
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63. I'm a 63 year old Grandma and I suffer from B.I.T.S. I didn't
recognize it for what it was. The most severe symptom is the use of language I never used in my life. Yes, I've coined new words so that those around me will not think I have a sewer mouth.I am told the cure will come in 2008 but will I live long enough to benefit? I am advised to avoid looking at men from Texas with certain grins, especially those who might have given thought to wearing a Speedo. (Even if the thought was dismissed). Best temporary treatment...healthy dose of Keith Olbermann every evening.
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 12:44 PM
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83. ...
"Best temporary treatment...healthy dose of Keith Olbermann every evening."


:rofl: So true!


:hi:
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 07:56 AM
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64. Is that what I have been hearing here in the Memorial Area?
It's only my neighbor cursing at the shrub....
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 09:17 AM
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70. That's me you hear in the Memorial area!
Do I know you dogday? I live on Memorial between Dairy Ashford and Kirkwood. Where are you?
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 09:23 AM
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71. Off Beltway and I-10
We are just a stone's throw.......
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 09:55 AM
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76. You can probably hear me....
off Bissonett and the Sam Houston toll way.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-31-06 09:33 AM
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106. We are like right in a close circle
nice to know I have some DU friends right around the corner... If you ever need anything, just pm me...
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-31-06 10:58 AM
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107. Same goes for me...
good way to keep up with local activities.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 08:03 AM
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65. Fellow sufferer here; you're not alone! LOL! nt
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 08:09 AM
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66. Wow, I never realized that
I suffered from that ailment!

Thanks for the info! :hi:
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 08:24 AM
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67. My name is Mad_Dem_X, and I too suffer from B.I.T.S.
Edited on Thu Mar-30-06 08:24 AM by Mad_Dem_X
I've been afflicted for about five years now.
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Suziq Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 08:50 AM
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68. My Name is Suziq . . .
and I have been suffering from B.I.T.S. for the past 5.2 years!

Please help me! :-(

My cats and dog are extremely worried about me.
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Suziq Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 09:15 AM
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69. Breaking News - re: B.I.T.S.
A prominent doctor from the New York University Medical Center recently announced that he has made some miraculous strides in finding a cure for B.I.T.S.

He is pretty positive a cure will be found in early November 2006.

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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 09:37 AM
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72. My name if AnneD and I suffer from BITS....
Edited on Thu Mar-30-06 09:38 AM by AnneD
Not only do I have involuntary cursing tics at the site of Bush, I have involuntary muscle spasms in which objects are hurled at the tv screen (forcing me to remove all hard objects from coffee and end tables and wear slippers only). I have hand and finger spasms (the good news is that I have learned insulting hand gestures in many cultures now). I too make up new 'colourful adjectives'. I can now curse in several languages because sometimes English just is not enough.

I have tried to be as positive about this disease as I can. There is no cure at the moment, but I have hope that one will be found in less than 2 years. I have become more spiritual. I am on my knees in prayer more, and I go to church every weekend. Prayer and worship does seem to help me, although God has not taken any of my suggestions.

And speaking of suggestions, I thing we need to come up with a 12 step recovery program and a detox program. I find it helps to be around other sufferers. We frequently suffer in silence or family, friends and co workers don't understand. Even a W sticker can set off and uncontrollable spasm.

Thank you for letting me unburden myself...
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liberalmike27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 09:41 AM
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73. I got that
I just turn the volume down and mime the words I want him to say, or turn the channel. It works marvelously.

Never has there been a president I just couldn't listen to, like this one. Even Reagan and Bush's dad were more tolerable.
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 10:02 AM
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77. My name is stb and I suffer from B.I.T.S. for
at least 6 years now.

I had a recovery in the 1990's but here I am again
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Texaroo Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 11:20 AM
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79. My name is Texaroo, and I'll be a son--of-a-BITS
My BITS affects my driving - people just don't understand that my reaction to a "great thing about Americans" comment REQUIRES three lanes, both hands, and a lot of sputum.

A few years back, I had a friend who tried the John McCainadone treatment, but found it only took the edge off a little, and after 4 or five public statements, it sounded the same.

I actually understand that there is no painful effect from withdrawal - just elation...
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 11:23 AM
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80. That's me! B.I.T.S. sufferer here.
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 12:09 PM
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81. Those are exactly the symptoms I have...OH NO...I have BITS...
:hangover:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 12:46 PM
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84. Here, why don't I let you decide? Here's a repost of mine from
another thread:

He's a noodle-wristed, megalomaniacal bucket of horse piss-
Prince Skidmark. President Pigfoot. King Fallsalot. Scabby McRugburn. Cancerous Earworm. Gutless Wonder. Spoonfed, sniveling waste of oxygen. Tricycle-riding daddy's boy. Goatfucker-in-chief. Lucy Lucifer. Sir Scabmagnet. Boiling vat of nothing. Prick. Drunken Busdriver. Mister Hankey. President Neverland. Prince Snootypants. Murdering Fucknut. Mister Rice. Captain Pockmark. Omega Man. Cockadoodie-Brat-in-chief. Mincing, brain-damaged cipher. Worst-Case-Scenario. Ass-head.

Shit-throwing monkey fucker. Asshat. Disgrace. Embarrassment. Assrot. Pus on the boil of a chimp's ass. Captain Veggie. President GermyLips. Scab-faced cretin stinkrot. Gunnysack of weasel shit. Buffoon of the highest order. Profoundly stupid, blazing infestation of crablice. His mighty, incompetent Loftiness. Brain-Dead Meathook. Sphincter-mouthed, pabulum-spewing King of the shitstorm. Slab-sided pasty-faced, pucker-butted, deplorable son-of-a-bitch bastard.

President Unholy Travesty. Giggling Murderer. Contemptible Piece of Trash. Pinheaded drug-addled Test Monkey. Shit-pantsed, apoplectic coward (thanx for 9-11, BTW). Contrary Little Slow-Witted Moron Fuck. President Foul. President Cokehead. President Horseshit-on-a-stick. Empty-Headed Shit-Shuttle. Prima-Donna Neanderthal. Stinkeyed Freak. Cartwheeling Purveyor of Death. Spluttering Lunatic. Ham-Handed Candy-Assed, Damnable Savage Madman. Bumbling, Slack-Jawed Vegetable. Dismal, Offensive, drooling Ratbag. Weevil. Kunkus. Punk.

Chucklehead. Captain Clusterfuck. Shit-on-the-boots of he Anthropoid Rabble. Dick. Coarse Aberation of Humanity. Sorry, Unfeeling, Unfunny Milquetoast Comedian. Lout. Sluggard. Uncouth Hillbilly. No-Account Clown. Lump. Muckworm. Diseased, Two-Hoofed, greased snake, Pestilent Botch-of nature Bastard. Impudent, indigest, pestilent, Deformed Want-Wit. Black-Livered and Black-Hearted nest of Maggots. Nightmarish, capering little Smirk-Eyed Night Crawler. Ugly, depraved Jackass trail of Cat-Sick.




:grr: :nuke: :banghead:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 12:47 PM
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85. And I used to be so sweet.
O8)
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 06:10 PM
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97. My guess -- and this is only a guess -- is that you're not impressed...
Why do you all hate America?

;-)
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 08:20 PM
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101. Whoo! And I thought I hated him! You've put us all to shame!
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 12:51 PM
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86. B.I.T.S. sufferer here, too! n/t
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 03:44 PM
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87. Only Fitz can cure fits of BITS. n/t
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 03:47 PM
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88. I have B.I.T.S. so bad my wife won't allow me to watch TV news
anymore, as I'm just a ball of inchoate rage. So I now go out and vigil for 2-4 hours a day. (I remind myself of the character in Wim Wenders' "Paris, Texas" who stands on an L.A. freeway overpass screaming his prophecies of doom at the motorists passing beneath.)
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 04:12 PM
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90. Thank God, a diagnosis! I've been trying to figure it out!!
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 04:13 PM
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91. Yes, I too am a sufferer from this dread condition! O Woe is Me!!
Gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair has taken a terrible physical toll.
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harpo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 04:19 PM
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92. actually BITS is a service that runs on your computer...technically
its called the Background Intelligent Transfer Service. Your computer uses it to keep itself updated :)

That probably adds no value but someone may find it amusing ;)
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Jokinomx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 04:25 PM
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93. I too am a sufferer of B.I.T.S....and my skin actually has started


turning blue. The outbreak is widespread here in Michigan.... everyone is turning blue.

:toast:
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 04:52 PM
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94. I was a sufferer of B.I.T.S. until
I stopped watching TV news. Now I hardly even read the newspaper in the a.m.
My husband and I also took control of our lives and bought property
in Panama and are building a house. If things get ugly here, we head south.
AND for those following the gold bug threads, yes, we have gold coins stashed in a safe deposit box (my husband has been a gold bug for YEARS)and are figuring a strategy for their removal.

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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 06:08 PM
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96. Honey I have the same thing
Now I know it has a name. The only cure is to impeach him and get him out of our White House.

Sonia
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 06:11 PM
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98. OMG
You mean I'm not the ONLY one who has this? I am so ready for this to be over!

dg
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 06:27 PM
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99. I'm so glad, I'm not the only one who have this!
I first suffer from this 1980 through 1992, then it went away in Jan, 1993. It came back in Jan 2001, but this time, I am suffering sever case of it, lot worst than the first time!
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 08:15 PM
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100. I'm a BITS sufferer as well. But I innoculate myself against
repeated accidental witnessing of Bush appearances on radio or TV by clicking onto DU. It's a sanity raft in a sea of complete nuttiness. Any friends or co-workers who shake their heads at each new outburst by * -- I recommend a strong dose of DU. It works!
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 08:28 PM
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104. Fellow B.I.T.S.
It's so great to know that I have company. I wanted to respond to everyone individually, but I have been tied up with a family emergency.

Some of you know my dad's been in the hospital most of the year and I am visiting him and my mom this week. It's so hard to keep up with everything, but this is where I'm needed right now.

Just know that I love DU and appreciate all of the support.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 08:28 PM
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105. My name is KamaAina and I suffer from R.I.T.S.
a related condition: Repuke-Induced Tourette's Syndrome.

Besides Bush**, other repukes known to trigger outbreaks for me include Cheney, Frist (meow!), Santorum, Scalia, Thomas, Ahh-nuld, Rush the OxyMoron, O'Really?, Insannity, Tucker the F--ker, and countless others.

Needless to say, I must keep my Demulair (TM) inhaler within reach at all times, lest a repuke suddenly appear on any of about 500 cable chanels and trigger a potentially fatal outbreak. :scared:
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sundancekid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-31-06 11:14 AM
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108. newsflash: BITS is caused by BUBAR - details below
BushInduced Tourette Syndrome is caused by BushedUpBeyondAllRecognition
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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-31-06 11:22 AM
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109. umm, I have a friend... not me, I swear, who has B.I.T.S.
Edited on Fri Mar-31-06 11:25 AM by dave29
What can I, err, he do to keep B.I.T.S. from effecting my, I mean his social life? He can't seem to stop BITSing in public.

Also, I think he may have KRAM (Karl Rove Associated Madness)
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