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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:38 PM
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I covered up Glen Beck's books at Costco today.

I put other books on top so that people couldn't see them. Is that wrong? It didn't feel wrong. :evilgrin:

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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:40 PM
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1. I did that last time I saw Coulter's lies on display
Good job!
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 06:01 PM
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19. And they're still bestsellers. Think how many more would sell if we didn't do this.
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Kickin_Donkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 06:43 PM
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24. They are "best-sellers" not because they fly off the shelves at bookstores ...
They are "best-sellers" because right-wing billionaires and organizations buy them in bulk to prop up the sales figures. The fact that they are "best-sellers" is an illusion.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 01:52 AM
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54. The exact same amount of books would sell, dumbass.
If some random shithead wants a Glenn Beck book, he will find it, no problem. Do you really think that a half-assed attempt at hiding a giant stack of a bestseller will stop anyone from finding them for more than a minute? Glenn Beck fans are nothing if not determined.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:41 PM
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2. As an author whose books
have been sold at Costco, I wish you hadn't done it. It's one thing to have political views, but it's another thing to disrupt commerce in a sneaky way.

And, yes, I'm sure you don't think you were sneaky about it.

But it's a childish thing to do, and it accomplishes nothing, contributes nothing...................
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targetpractice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 06:34 PM
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22. Agreed...
If you behave like this, then please don't complain about the disruptors at the town hall meetings. It's the same thing.

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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:34 PM
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26. Amen. It's amazing that progressives would feel honorable about doing
this. Free speech, tolerance, winning on the merits of our ideals...?

Nah. I think I'll hide a book instead.

Good grief.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:42 PM
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31. Look at the posts cheering this on -
no better than freepers.

I am appalled.

People who work in book stores have told me what a pain in the ass it is to have to and put displays back together after one of these jobbos goes through.

My friend Matt was a manager in a bookstore, as liberal as anyone can be, and he said to me that "the worst part of all this is that these assholes think they invented this particular bit of stupidity. Then we have to straighten it up ten times a day while these Einsteins pride themselves on their creativity."

The people who work in these bookstores are overwhelmingly Democrats.................
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:41 PM
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3. I've seen liberal books covered up
Which I of course uncover.

Yeah and I confess to reversing Coulter's crap at bookstores.

It is wrong I know - makes more work for the poor store employees.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:42 PM
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4. lol
i wish i was there.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:44 PM
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5. Recommended!
That's the kind of non violent self help I like to see by our side.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:45 PM
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6. +1 nt
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:46 PM
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7. I do that every time. n/t
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:46 PM
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8. I wouldn't have done that
However, I would stand there with an open book in my hand, shaking my head and saying, "This man is insane" repeatedly.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:47 PM
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9. That would work too. nt
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:49 PM
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11. LOL!
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 10:55 AM
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63. This ex-B&N employee wants to hug you; that so would have brightened many a day! nt
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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:48 PM
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10. At least you didn't grab someone's shopping basket and curse them out. n/t
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:51 PM
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13. Well I didn't tell you the whole story... acutally...

just kidding. :)

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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:49 PM
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12. I do it everytime too - Target, Borders and Barnes & Noble this week...
I always turn them upside down and face the cover to the wall. Then I place a larger book in front of them. I've been doing this for a few years now. It gives me much pleasure - a perverse little thrill!
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 06:38 PM
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23. Do you know any people who work in those stores?
They're right behind you, setting the displays right.

You're a vandal, and you're simply making work for an employee.

Does that really make you feel virtuous? Because, if it does, that's a sorry sort of relief you accept......................
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:38 PM
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29. How many books stores have you been banned from?
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Onceuponalife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 08:26 PM
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41. Geez
Get a hobby or something. If this is what you do for thrills I feel sorry for all those saps who are out there working for REAL change. They could be having giggly fun with you.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:53 PM
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14. Hahaha
I've done that in Borders and in Barnes and Noble. :)
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la la Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:54 PM
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15. oh geeze--
i do that all the time! :evilgrin:
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Loge23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:55 PM
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16. I do that too!
That's pretty funny - I thought I was the only one!
We have a movement here!
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brettdale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:58 PM
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17. hehehe
I have done that before, I have also put michael moore's books to the front.
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:58 PM
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18. I just walk by a browser and say "You're not going to actually BUY that crap, are you?
Of course, I'm almost 6' high, so my mileage is a little better than most. :D

Would I hire somebody else to turn Beck's books around? Is that wrong? See, I think I can! I can picture myself looking into his pages as I squeeze the life out of the paper. Then I would look down and see the price tag and say "what would Jesus do?" and of course I wouldn't strangle that book. Well, I'm not so sure...
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:43 PM
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32. If you said that to me,
uninvited, in a bookstore as I was looking at a book, I don't care how tall you think you are, I'd be real quick to tell you to go fuck yourself.........................
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 08:20 PM
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37. But, telling someone to shut the fuck up and hang up is BAD, IYO?
I'm confused. :shrug:
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 08:53 PM
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44. Let me explain it to you -
The woman was on a private phone call. She wasn't talking to HopeHoops. Where did he get off telling her to shut the fuck up and hang up?

He was way out of line.

I'm in a bookstore, looking through a book, and a stranger, maybe it's HopeHoops, says to me that I shouldn't buy that book, for what ever reasons, and I tell him to go fuck himself.

He was way out of line.

In the first instance, HopeHoops was invading the woman's space and using vulgarity to try to intimidate her. She would have been perfectly within her rights to tell him to go fuck himself.

In the second instance, my personal space is invaded by some stranger telling me what he thinks I should do. I am perfectly happy to tell him to go fuck himself.

Now that I've played along with your little game, the one where you pretend to be stupid when I know you're not, I'll leave you now, and if you're still "confused," well, maybe someone else can explain it to you..........
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 10:42 PM
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46. And I'd ask you if you'd like to help.
Top or bottom?

You think I'm serious about that. The most I'd do is roll my eyes.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 11:09 PM
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47. Oh, thank goodness -
I'm glad you were kidding.

Look at some of the responses here. I hope those people are joking, too, because if they're serious, some folks on "our side" are just as bad as freepers.

You're a gentleman, asking. Thank you...................

:toast:
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 01:11 AM
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48. I think some of these threads needs some levity.
I'm not very good at it, but it's al I got. :toast:
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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 06:12 PM
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20. You did your civic duty and we thank you.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 06:18 PM
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21. The people who shop at Costco are generally Democrats. I doubt
many of Beck's books sell there anyway, but good job. Keep up the good work.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:29 PM
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25. Big deal. All you did was piss off a Costco employee or two.
Now they have to go and clean up your "handiwork".
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DoctorMyEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 08:11 PM
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35. And that's EXACTLY what it does!
I work at Costco. My warehouse has a woman who does this EVERY time she visits. I have to go right behind her and fix her handiwork. I once walked up to her as she was turning all the McCain DVDs backwards, while leaving the Obama DVDs facing outward and told her that she was wasting her time because no one was buying them anyway. She replied that she was "just exercising her freedom of speech". Um... not so much.

Suppressing the free speech of others, in such a petty and passive aggressive way doesn't advance progressive policy. It's annoying ineffective censorship and all it really says to anyone is that an insecure liberal was here.
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superduperfarleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 08:26 PM
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40. Thank you.
Please don't play "activist" by making more work for some underpaid wage slave.

How many unemployed trust fund babies post on this website, anyway?
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:35 PM
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27. It's wrong and childish. Unrecommended.
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Feron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:52 PM
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34. I agree.
I would hate it if I were looking for a certain book, but could not find it because someone who disagreed with the topic/author hid it.

Not to mention that it just creates more work and hassle for the employees.
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:37 PM
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28. I wouldnt piss off the clerks at Costco.
This could be the day where he sees that someone rearranged the books on display and he has to fix it and he just snaps and goes on a killing spree.
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crazy_vanilla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:40 PM
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30. you little devil you
I don't know why people think you did something childish. I frequently have to "unearth" covered Obama books at my local Walmart and Sams, so I know the freepers don't hesitate doing it and aren't above it.

We always try to play fair and take the high road, but that tactic only works in a perfect world.

Thumbs up from me :thumbsup:
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 07:50 PM
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33. LOL --- I always flip the Anne Coulter books over and cover them up!
I know it's just making work for some underpaid book store worker, but it's kind of my good deed to other shoppers.
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Onceuponalife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 08:23 PM
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39. What an arrogant comment
I'm sure I speak for all book shoppers here in thanking you for looking out for us dummies who need someone to tell us what to read. :sarcasm:
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 01:46 AM
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52. What's really sad
is that these people who are being so creative and meaningful in their sad-assed, lame attempts at "protest" haven't the slightest idea that what they're doing is a kind of censorship, and they'd scream their sorry lungs out if someone tried to tell them what they should and shouldn't read.

Or even browse in a bookshop.

I honestly can't believe that so many adults are proud of acting so stupidly...............................
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DUlover2909 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 02:55 AM
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57. How about putting notes inside the Beck books?
Print up a bunch of little slips of paper that says, "You're an idiot." and place them in the middle of the book for the reader to discover halfway through the book. Or perhaps a positive message about liberals or a damning quote from the author? Be creative if you want to protest.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 11:48 AM
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58. Why?
Besides massaging your own ego, why do something so stupid? What does it matter to anyone what people want to read?

A positive message about liberals is that we believe in individual choice, without judging or censoring.

Or commenting.

How pathetic is someone's life if they spend their time writes things on small pieces of paper to slip into books they don't like at bookstores?
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DUlover2909 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 06:01 AM
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60. I don't think it would be pathetic.
It actually does matter to me what other people read. It matters to me what they watch on TV too. It matters to me because these people vote and affect my life with their decisions. I don't think it's a liberal value to withhold a comment about someone's choices. You have demonstrated your own judgmentalism by making your comments here about others choices to express themselves by using terms like "stupid" and "pathetic."

If I want to add to the value of a book by informing the reader that they are an idiot then I am just exercising my first amendment right to free speech. I wouldn't be vandalizing the product or creating work for a bookstore employee.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 06:09 AM
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61. A wad of liberal snot would work better
Something that they can easily understand.
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DoctorMyEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 08:14 PM
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36. Are you from Pittsburgh?
Please stop doing that. You are a pain in the ass.
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AndrewP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 08:22 PM
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38. LOL. I like it! :)
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GentryDixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 08:26 PM
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42. My sister always turns over Ann Coulter.
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 08:36 PM
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43. This post got 746 looks?
This place is really slipping.....
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crazy_vanilla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 09:05 PM
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45. don't be jealous now .... nt
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 01:27 AM
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49. I just move them to the fiction section
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rufus dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 01:33 AM
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50. I did that with a Hannity book a couple of years ago
Some lady walked up to me and looked at me for a second, then started helping me flip books.

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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 01:45 AM
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51. I think it is wrong on most levels of the meaning.
But now, is it against their policy to take a book into the restroom with you and take a dump on it? Yes, I know. It is not allowed, and it may be considered shoplifting to bring an item into the restroom, even if you had to just relieve yourself on it. There are no easy answers.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 01:48 AM
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53. I consider that a helpful service
:evilgrin:
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 10:51 AM
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62. Protecting weak minds from weak arguments.
:evilgrin:
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 01:53 AM
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55. Ooooh! Brave!
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onestepforward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 02:09 AM
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56. Good work! n/t
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 11:50 AM
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59. Hey you!
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 11:05 AM
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64. If RWers want "the truth", they should have to dig for it.
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