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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 11:52 AM
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LOL! Top 10 States in terms of online porn consumption


What is it with Conservatives and porn? Is the fact they aren't "getting any" the reason they're so damn angry and oppressive all the time?

http://www.cnbc.com/id/31905302

1. Utah
2. Alaska
3. Mississippi
4. Hawaii
5. Oklahoma
6. Arkansas
7. North Dakota
8. Louisiana
9. Florida
10. West Virginia


8 of the 10 states went for McCain in 2008.

9 of the 10 states went for Bush in 2004.


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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 11:53 AM
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1. How does that track with the most religious states in the country?
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 11:55 AM
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3. I actually understand Alaska, where the male-female ratio is 5-to-1

Not many options for heterosexual men up there.

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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:04 PM
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16. That's why Palin's "hotness" benefits from a curve
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Fla_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:04 PM
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17. Well, you know
Well, you know the old saying about Alaska...... :smoke:

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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:06 PM
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18. I don't believe that's true anymore
As of the 2000 census, there were 324,112 males and 302,820 females.

But it is true that the motto women live by here is "Alaska -- where the odds are good, but the goods are odd." :rofl:
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:13 PM
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25. lol
:rofl:
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:14 PM
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27. It's called "Alaskan Goddess Syndrome" .


I used to hear about it all the time especially when i lived in Seattle.


Essentially women who used to live in Alaska are completely shocked when they move to a place that has a much more balanced gender ratio (or vise versa).

It can explain a lot of things about Palin's behavior and what she is used to getting away with and even give a few pointers on why she might have had a hard time adjusting to 5 different colleges.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:27 PM
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37. As an Alaskan goddess myself, I like that.
:rofl:
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 01:23 PM
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50. Interesting point.
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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 11:56 AM
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4. If they would just give us the frakking data
instead of having a cute slideshow at the link, I'd be happy to plot it up.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:28 PM
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38. Instead of the sexy lady pics
They should have illustrated with pics of a typical online porn subscriber.

:rofl:
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 01:39 PM
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59. They're just faking it in terms of their religion
(Did I just say that?)
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 11:54 AM
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2. LMBO.....
....Utah, at the top of the list!

:rofl:
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 11:56 AM
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5. Interesting how most of those states are included
in the Republic of Dumbfuckistan (i.e., Bush/McCain states). And I can see why porn would be popular in North Dakota; there's not much to do there, especially in the winter. Utah? Those proper Mormons are porn fans...?
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:11 PM
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22. There are actually a fair number of dedicated pervs here in Utah
But considering how many mormon men here are having affairs(a high number of which are with other guys), the fact that they're wacking off in front of the screen too isn't much of a surprise :evilgrin:
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 11:57 AM
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6. Best laugh I've had all day! Hawaii is a bit surprising to me though.
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dbonds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:03 PM
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14. Lots of tourist in Hawaii.
That probably is a huge factor.
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:15 PM
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29. If you took a trip to Hawaii, why would you spend it viewing ONLINE porn?

You can do that at home.

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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:16 PM
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30. Alot of honeymooners uses having fun with adult movies
Makes sense
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:17 PM
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32. The Japanese see Hawaii like we see Niagra Falls and Paris as a place to have sex.
and since there is no real social stigma to porn in Japanese culture this might explain the increase a little.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 01:30 PM
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54. We're Number 4! We're Number 4!
Tourists, yes, but look at #1 Utah, then realize our population is 12 percent Mormon...
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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 01:39 PM
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57. huge military population there
Lots of single men with no other outlet. Kind of like Alaska.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 11:59 AM
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7. To Be Fair,
It's because you cannot rent nor buy porn in the stores in those states.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:01 PM
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11. That proves it. Repression is the cause...
whether it's the repressed doing it, or the people they repress by forcing their repression on others by changing the law to suit them.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:00 PM
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8. Yes, I've always thought this is due to repression.
I remember seeing the statistics on the number of strip clubs per capita in each state, and thinking that was a bit skewed as well, but that was years ago.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:00 PM
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9. I always laugh when I drive through the south
Billboards abound recommending "Gentlemens" clubs. It aways amazes me the minute you cross the Ohio River into West Virginia, they are pushing the strip joints and adult book stores at the next exit.

This study just confirms my observations, thanks for posting it.
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:19 PM
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33. CON-servs are always so repressed..
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:31 PM
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41. That was always a joke when driving through Ohio.
It was always "Bubba's Feed Store and Gent-eh-mins Club" or "Wally's Bait Store, Fireworks and Gent-eh-mins Club".
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EndersDame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:00 PM
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10. Porn is Natural and Healthy
I frankly don't see what the big deal is about porn. I buy my dude porn. I think I would find guys who don't watch porn to be weird. I am not a lesbian but do appreciate pin ups and "glamour" porn
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:02 PM
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12. Yes... but it seems to sell best amongst those that rail against it the most...
The bible belt.
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EndersDame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:03 PM
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15. Hey they need some porn too . Probably even moreso since they cant
express what they truly want. A gay porno mag is probably a godsend to someone who feel they can't come out of the closet
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:10 PM
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21. i don't see anything wrong with it in general. i was watching a thing on the history channel
about the seven deadly sins, and how they were all things that were normal, natural things.... like lust.... it is a normal feeling for people, considering the need to keep reproducing offspring. what makes us not animals, imo, is our ability to NOT just reproduce incessantly. i mean, how many people are there on the planet already!! people need an outlet for a natural, normal feeling and urge. and you can spice up your relationship if needed. it is funny how the places that are most against it are the highest users of it. not surprising.
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rd_kent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:03 PM
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13. Are we REALLY surprised?
I'm not.

"Me thinks thou does protest too much"
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:07 PM
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19. um...the stats just seem to show 'subscription' based porn
leaving out the whole slew of free porn that is out there...maybe these people just don't know how to find porn on the cheap/free...

sP
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Fla_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:08 PM
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20. You honestly don't know?
Lemme spell it out for you..... "online porn consumption"


If you buy it online........ you don't have to pay the sales tax. :evilgrin:
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:12 PM
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23. So? There's sales tax in most blue states too.... why aren't they up there in the list?
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Fla_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:16 PM
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31. Mail order/online order
if the company doesn't have a branch in your state does not collect sales tax. It's up to the individual to calculate it and send a check to the state. If you order from bestbuy.com, or walmart.com, they can/do charge appropiate taxes for your location. Ordering from say.....(should I? they are a company based in NC. Named for a famous couple) does not charge sales taxes to Florida residents.

That's one of the things here in the capital. People complaining about the state loosing money due to online sales, vs. brick and mortar stores.
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 04:43 PM
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61. Cause the red state folks hate paying taxes of any sort!
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OneTenthofOnePercent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:12 PM
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24. It seems I'm letting Ohio down :(
Edited on Tue Jul-14-09 12:13 PM by OneTenthofOnePercent
I'll start working harder.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:13 PM
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26. To be fair, 2 of those are places where it is too damned cold to get nekkid fer reals
...says the blue lady (and not just politically blue) in Montana
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:14 PM
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28. It's pretty cold in New England, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan too....

But those "blue" states don't have this level of porn consumption.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:29 PM
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39. You have more communter trains and flights to sunny beaches
;)
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get the red out Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:21 PM
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34. The Theocratic State of Utah is #1
Whose state religion pumped massive $$$ to try to influence law in California because they knew better than those depraved people what their laws should be.

(Yes, I know that officially Utah isn't a theocracy, and yes I know the theocracy in Utah controls people in other states; but in all practical ways it is just about as close as we have come so far in the US, with those other states on the list close behind.)
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:21 PM
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35. Reasons why each state made the list here
Utah - State had to find a replacement for polygamy.

Alaska - Citizens consider it a substitution for live women.

Mississippi - Replaced Bible Belt desire to whip slaves.

Hawaii - Reminds citizens that skin came before aloha shirts and the missionary position.

Oklahoma - Replaced redneck fascination with barnyard animals.

Arkansas - See Oklahoma.

North Dakota - When the frost is on the pumpkin, it's time for dickie dunkin' (well known old ND saying).

Louisiana - Gov. Bobbie Jindal blames blue-state tourists here for Mardi Gras.

Florida - We think we should be #1. Recount please!

West Virginia - Just trying to get the pictures of Lynndie England out of their heads.

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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 01:27 PM
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53. these are great - esp ND - 'cause conservatives love tradition!
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 01:36 PM
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55. Reason why California didn't...
we're too busy making it.

Very funny list Generic Other.
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DonCoquixote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:24 PM
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36. Not one state
That is North of the Mason Dixon Line
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:29 PM
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40. well....if you extended it out
Edited on Tue Jul-14-09 12:30 PM by ProdigalJunkMail
North Dakota might be ;-)

oh yeah...and Alaska too...
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:32 PM
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43. and utah...and part of west virginia.
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:37 PM
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47. part of utah...
i still think most of it would have been below...but most of the people would have still been above it...

sP
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DonCoquixote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 01:39 PM
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58. Ok, I stand corrected
Although I will note that both of those states are very much in line with Dixie culturally.
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 02:52 PM
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60. agreed... n/t
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:33 PM
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44. Ummmmm... Alaska?
I'd say that they're pretty far north of the M-D Line.
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:35 PM
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45. it's in there :-)
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:32 PM
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42. I'll bet they can point to
various words or phrases in their Bibles that condone online porn.

Even if they have to cut and paste whole paragraphs


God sez it's OK...

:7



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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 12:36 PM
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46. Not surprising at all.
Right wingers are very conflicted about their "wimmin-folk". They seem to have separated them into the whore-madonna conundrum. That little woman who serves up the breakfast with the children, is not "that" sort of woman, so they can watch porn, visit prostitutes of go hike the Appalachians.
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EndersDame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 01:11 PM
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48. I feel sorry for the Blue staters who are too repressed to enjoy porn
:silly:

All jokes aside I really don't think this means any thing. Porn is Natural and Normal.
People have been making porn for a very long time (take a good look at some of the Grecian Vases.)

I don't trust any guy who says he doesn't look at porn, he is either a liar or a weirdo.

I suprised my boyfriend with some porn mags and he said I was the best girlfriend ever
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 01:21 PM
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49. with the possible exception of Hawaii
that list is a prime example of the pot calling the kettle black.

Hawaii deserves a break--you live on an island with a relatively small population, and finding a "mate" is likely difficult. Thus, you go elsewhere to find one instead.
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TheCoxwain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 01:25 PM
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51. Red States or Red Light States ?
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 01:26 PM
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52. They may not watch porn more, just are stupid enough to buy it.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 01:36 PM
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56. Damn it, Michigan's not there!
I guess we have work to do! :evilgrin:
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 04:45 PM
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62. I love that Utah is #1. Obviously my fault since the members of the dominant religion here would ...
...NEVER

:hide:
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FlyingSquirrel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-14-09 04:46 PM
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63. Hawaii???
Don't they have enough REAL good-lookin' women there?
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