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Bubba

Aug 25, 2004, 8:55 PM

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In Korea they eat dogs. In the United States they waste dead dog flesh that could provide nutrition for creatures still alive. But, in Mexico, we have this group of marginal gringos that have no concept of the desperate lives of the humans around them forced to live in utter poverty but shed crocodile tears over abandoned dogs. Now, Bubba is one who believes that the life of a dog is every bit as precious as the life of a human being. What really irritates me is the realization that these hypocrites don't see that the reason that dogs suffer and die in public here in mexico is because in Mexico they lack the resources to round up excess dogs and poison them by the millions as they do in the United States. Shame on you phonies. In Toledo you could have been a contender. Here you are just another fart in the wind. Go home and change your world or just shut up.



Esteban

Aug 25, 2004, 10:51 PM

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Although sometimes I share your sentiments I think your'e dead wrong. All of us live excessive lifestyles to a certain degree. To pick on people who want to care for animals you should also look at your own lifestyle and see where YOU are wasting natural resources, spending money on things that could feed the starving all over the world. Mother Theresa was a good example of where the path of righteousness exists as opposed to where we are now. We all make choices according to our own personalities and I'll bet one of those dog lovers could examine YOUR life and suggest some better choices.


talosian


Aug 26, 2004, 6:33 AM

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Bubba, you fascinate me, you are a true textbook study. Your posts range from intelligent and communicative with valid points to nasty, sarcastic (which is the least effective form of communication) to name calling, which serves no usefull purpose. I sometimes wonder if some of your posts are influenced by Jack Daniels or some similar person who occasinally changes people's attutudes and outlooks.

For me, who loves animals, your posts on this topic have truly turned me off to considering anything you say as having value. Sorry, though I'm sure you don't care.

And I am posting this public rather than private because when I truly believe something, as you, I have no problem being open about it.

=30=

Spock
"When all logical explanations have failed, we must look to the illogical for the answer.


Bubba

Aug 26, 2004, 7:27 AM

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Esteban & Talosian:

You guys are both right. I have this defect. If everybody is either on the bandwagon for a cause or silent out of having been intimidated, I have to present a contrary view. That is the reason that I, in turn, have tried to punch holes in other sacred cows such as the LCS and Amigos del Lago, two vastly overrated organizations.

I actually have great admiration for Anita's works and wish her well. When we lived in Northern California, we bought only pure bred mastiffs but here, we have replaced our dogs only with abandoned and ill Ajijic street dogs and they have been a true pleasure for us. Our limit is four dogs, however. We consider our care for these dogs to be a lifetime commitment and take them wherever we go. These mutts are even in our wills. We feel no need to apologize to anyone.

What I cannot take is the hypocrisy of people from the United States who, through their taxes, support a vast killing machine they like to euphemistically call "Animal Control" so they don't have to put up with sick and mangy creatures roaming their streets and then go into hysterics when they move to a country without the resources or inclination to duplicate their publicy funded killing fields. You are new here Talosian and you live in Mazatlan, Esteban so maybe you are not jaded by having had to listen to members of the Mutt Mafia moan and groan about the unfairness of life where they lack the gas chambers and ovens to keep the streets pristine and dog free.

Rather than agonize over Anita's having lost her spot at the tianguis, why don't those of you so rattled by this experience get together and organize to rent her a spot so she can display her dogs publically.

And, unless you have taken in desperately sick street dogs and provided them a home, stay off my case.


(This post was edited by Bubba on Aug 26, 2004, 7:28 AM)


Kip


Aug 26, 2004, 8:15 AM

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Well Bob ole boy, you may be surprised to learn that you're not the only one to take in a sick and abused animal. If you socialized more you'd discover just how many people do. Someone who flaunts how they only will accept the finest of everything really is in no position to rage at others who choose to spend their extra time and money on helping animals in need. Adopting one darling little critter does not exactly make you St Bubba. I know one lady on a a tight budget, who sets aside enough money to have one dog (not her own) spayed a month. That money could have bought her some small luxury but this is more important to her. You have a different mind set and that is your right, but don't abuse her for her kindness.

None of these people are bitching about dead dogs on the street, they are too busy getting them out of harms way, feeding them, nursing them back to health and having them nuetered so there won't be more puppies scavenging and being run down by cars or dying of starvation.

I have defended you, ( and taken a hell of a lot grief for it, maybe you don't remember?) and tried to explain you in the past but this is much too important. Lives are at stake.

If you truly give a damn about the animals and not just the quallity of fine olive oil, why don't YOU scout out a place for her to display the animals?

And "stay off your case?" That's like throwing sh*#t at someone then running to Mommy yelling "They're picking on me!"

Kip
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talosian


Aug 26, 2004, 8:35 AM

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I don't live in Mazatlan, I live outside of Chapala. I guess you don't remember that from when I invited you to my BBQ.

I don't know about others here, but I don't and won't buy into flames and being nasty and sarcastis. There is such a thing as diplomacy which is sometimes defined as being able to tell a person to go to Hell in such a way they look forward to the trip. Even if you have valid points in your posts, they are easily lost in the rhetoric, sarcasm and overall negativeness of the way you put them.

I will say though, you may have an excellent point about "everyone" getting together and finding Anita (and paying rent for the day) a place to show her dogs. Even though I don't speak Spanish, I am going to make an effort to see if there is a place close to the Wed. market which might be interested. I'm also going to ask what is needed to display on the street and if it can be done, I for one will vilunteer to man one of the places since Anita can't be at two places at once.

Nuff said.

Spock.
"When all logical explanations have failed, we must look to the illogical for the answer.


Bubba

Aug 26, 2004, 9:02 AM

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Actually Talosian, it is Esteban who lives in Mazatlan.

Since you and Kip are attacking me, I've decided to be nice from now on. Thanks, for the BBQ invitation of a couple of weeks ago, sorry we couldn't make it.

Kip, what's wrong with excellent olive oil?


viejogatomalo

Aug 26, 2004, 9:42 AM

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Bubba, Please don't turn over a new leaf, we like you as you are. It's what makes the forum so interresting and alive. (As long as I'm not the recipient). I truly look forward to your editorials, may not agree, but does twist my mind around to another viewpoint.
Keep up the good work.


Texwheel

Aug 26, 2004, 10:26 AM

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Ole Bubba's attitude reminds me of a corporate VP of Marketing I worked for too many years ago. As we met for periodic reviews of plans/results/etc., which were of course always perfect, if things were going too smoothly, meaning everyone present recognized the perfection of our plans and efforts, he would take a contrarian view point here and there and really bore in with the questions and challenges. Forced us to rethink, defend or agree, but explain our stance.

It's called the Socratic method of teaching. My god, Bubba a Socrates?

Bubba, keep being crochety. Suits you well and keeps things exciting.
Tom Williams
Georgetown, Texas
Texwheel@aol.com


Bubba

Aug 26, 2004, 11:09 AM

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Jesus, Tex:

Without getting into politics, George Bush (or any other president) could have used this fellow in the tank. He would not have been there long, however.


gbatrucks


Aug 26, 2004, 11:27 AM

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This is the second time Talosian has said sarcasim is not effective. Actually it is QUITE effective in getting us out of the group-think duldrums...maybe not "nice" or University of Wisconsin politically correct, but stimulating? Yes. Please don't preach to us Spock, we like Bubba the way he is. The thought control police have slammed down the free for all on the other FREE webboard recently, so as we speak, there are about 9 people over there discissing MEAT LOAF receipes for Gawd's sake, & twice that many here & we all PAID for the privelage.
"The trouble with life is there's no background music."


Uncle Jack


Aug 26, 2004, 11:33 AM

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there are about 9 people over there discissing MEAT LOAF receipes for Gawd's sake

That's right!......and would you believe that so far Bubba gets first prize for the best recipe? AND he didn't even mention possum meat.

uj


gbatrucks


Aug 26, 2004, 11:40 AM

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Maybe I should contribute my "Critter de Jour" meat loaf...If it's Wednesday it Might be Possum. You get to make the Mayo...Bubba can be wine steward. And what the hell does a Vulcan know about Southern BBQ anyway?
"The trouble with life is there's no background music."


Bubba

Aug 26, 2004, 11:41 AM

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Don't worry guys, all that stuff about being nice was on the level of Nixon's visit to China. Get Kissinger drunk with Chinese rice liquor and have him cede Formosa.

I am intrinsically incapable of agreeing with bleeding hearts who wear their emotions on their sleeves. A pox on their houses. Go home and change Aunt Bertha's soiled underwear and then come back here and save the Mexicans and their mascotas once that problem is resolved. Then you will have my respect but only after Aunt Berta's incontinence is history.

Tend your own garden as Voltair said.


viejogatomalo

Aug 26, 2004, 12:10 PM

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What meat loaf recepies!!! I'm hungry.


Bubba

Aug 26, 2004, 1:16 PM

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Frankly, Bubba believes that meatloaf would be improved by about a 25% component of slaughtered gutter dog meat which would add flavor and help the balance of trade with Korea. The first time I ate horse meat was in Paris at the home of my new bride and mighty fine it was. Much less fatty than cow meat and very tasty.

In Delhi, India, Bubba had an intellectual ask him how westerners could eat the filthy cows. The most disgusting animal on the planet.

In Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, local indigenous people offering grasshoppers for snacks expressed disgust that in my wife's native France people eat snails. I agree with that by the way. That is a disgusting habit.

You want to save dogs? Start a dog farm. And shut up.


Kip


Aug 26, 2004, 1:19 PM

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Shut up? You betcha.
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Bubba

Aug 26, 2004, 1:56 PM

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Kip:

Are you mad at Bubba?


BrentB

Aug 26, 2004, 4:52 PM

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Used to live in Chicago, motorists would stop in the street for a dog, and run right over a human. At least in MX, there isn't a distinction.
Many people could learn from a dog though. Never crabby, don't ask for much, always happy to see you, loyal, a better friend couldn't be found!

Brent


talosian


Aug 26, 2004, 5:02 PM

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Bubba;

It's my personal policy not to be friends with people who have more personal problems than I do. Plus, you and I have serious differences in both points of view (and I respect people having points of view other than I do) as well as how we communicate.

We can just leave it at that.

Spock.
"When all logical explanations have failed, we must look to the illogical for the answer.


Uncle Jack


Aug 26, 2004, 5:10 PM

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"Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own"

Nelson Algren (1909-1981)
Quoted in: Newsweek July 2, 1956


talosian


Aug 26, 2004, 5:16 PM

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Sarcasm may be effective for many things but one of them is not to get people to see any possible validity in the underlying "message." I am not trying to be thought police or a censor, I simply do not see any communication value in being nasty and belittling other's points of view with sarcasm and name calling.

I respect the right of anyone to disagree with what I think and say, I would simply like/think/hope their expression of disagreement could be couched in terms of courtesy. There are many ways to get your message across and many of them will allow intelligent people the opportunity to consider them and maybe even accept them. But if the expressions of opinion are in rancid tones, then just like the stench of carion, people are turned away.

There are a lot of people who are/were fans of Don Rickles (the insult comic) but they always knew this was his show style and those who know/knew him saw him as a pretty nice guy and socially very pleasant. Maybe Bubba is that way but my (educated) guess is he is not. So if there are people who love Bubba for what/how he is, that's great, I'm just not one of them.

Spock (showing my too human side).


"When all logical explanations have failed, we must look to the illogical for the answer.


Esteban

Aug 26, 2004, 5:28 PM

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I have raised MANY dogs, cats, chickens, goats, a few birds, a handfull of steers, a couple of sheep, a turtle and a lessor mina bird. I didn't take them in out of pity although after being given the minah bird, the constant shrieking drove me nuts and I pawned him off on another naive person. That bird was lucky I didn't slash his throat. Bubba, contrary to what you might think, Mazatlan has a huge "save the animals" group. I'm not saying anything negative about them because this town is too small to set myself up for a slaying by an AK-47, the popular tool of the trade in this murderous state of Sinaloa. I now own no pets. I am not a good pet parent type anymore. I now, like most of my animals medium rare cooked over charcoal. However, I do understand the feelings of those with their little darling surrogate subservient children. What irks my ire like unhappy unruly children, are pets who are not trained. "my dog doesn't bite", oh yea, as long as I sit still and don't make any sudden moves towards my beer.


Bubba

Aug 26, 2004, 5:56 PM

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Spock:

You forget. I'm from San Francisco. I know people who get off on the stench of carrion. It is a lot easier to suffer for animals who can't speak their minds than it is for those animals who can voice an opinion. That is why it is easier for shallow Nortenos to address the suffering of canine companions than for the suffering of destitute human beings. I am not impressed.


Rolly


Aug 26, 2004, 6:06 PM

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I like the little joke that made the rounds in LA many years ago -- What do you call a Vietnamese man with three dogs? A rancher.

The two best dogs who have ever lived with me I rescued from the street. One is still with me -- a sweet, good-natured pit bull. His name is Jason, but I might add a middle name -- Bubba..

Rolly Pirate


gale

Aug 26, 2004, 8:26 PM

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"marginal gringos"
"hypocrites"
"phonies"
"fart in the wind"
"shut up"
"go home"

Can't say this new gringo arrival is turned on by the prospect of meeting Bubba. Nasty, nasty. Also, envious IMO. Why else attack persons who care about something.


Texwheel

Aug 26, 2004, 9:57 PM

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Now Spock you're missing the point. My personality does not match Bubba's either. That's what's so great. I can lean back and read what he has to say and just laugh my ass off (he hasn't offended me lately, so why not.)

Now I am not creative enough to come up with most of his ideas...kind of like I love the movie "Animal House" and wonder how they managed to get all that stuff in one movie...but I LOVE reading what he has to say.

Bubba is harmless. If you are offended, f*** him and be gone. Spend Your time doing something else. I chose to wish I could think up what he does and get away with it! I mean he's got Kippissippi or whatever her name is calling him daddy and they don't even agree on most things. And I think he's married. You and I should study this guy!!

That is what is so great about MexConnect. Buncha smart and some stupid sumbitches havin' mostly fun and helpin' each other with a bunch of questions about gettin' along in a country steeped in paper work regarding expats who only want to mostly live quietly and spend a butt load of money thereby helping Mexico's third-world level economy.

Excuse me if I'm too open tonight...enjoying the last of blubber food and JD's prior to the great big diet starting tomorrow!
Tom Williams
Georgetown, Texas
Texwheel@aol.com


talosian


Aug 26, 2004, 10:15 PM

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Animals (dogs/cats) are domesticated and have been for a long time. They have come to depend on humans and they can't speak their minds. They give unconditional loyalty, love and often protection. They ask little in return. I can not say the same for many humans. I have had ten plus years of love and happiness from my dog with no negative times other than an occasional "accident." I can not say that I have had that from any human. So I support where I place importance based on my history, you do the same I'm sure. Still, and not that it concerns me, often I can not tell what you truly support other than to bash someone for having/expressing an opinion contrary to that which you hold.

So how about we agree to disagree and I won't waste any more bandwith or your time in making replies to what you say on this subject? Truly, I see too many posts which have no positive purpose, I call them "mental mastrubation" because the person feels good doing it but it really accomplishes nothing of lasting import.

=30=

Spock
"When all logical explanations have failed, we must look to the illogical for the answer.


Texwheel

Aug 26, 2004, 10:27 PM

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Spock, don't know who/what you're targeting...but "of lasting import?" So your's are and other's aren't? Get off your high horse and just relax and not expect each posting to be the next geat explanation of life.
Tom Williams
Georgetown, Texas
Texwheel@aol.com


talosian


Aug 26, 2004, 10:49 PM

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Good point Tom but I don't think I'm on any "high horse" but do want to do some riding here. I think it would be fun to have a horse for a day and ride it into Chapala and Ajijic, tie it up to a tree and get a cold drink.

Take care.

Spock
"When all logical explanations have failed, we must look to the illogical for the answer.


Texwheel

Aug 26, 2004, 11:16 PM

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Spock, last time I rode a horse...now here's a Texan talkin'...was on a vacation to Lake City, Colorado too many years ago. We decided on the two hour ride for the "first day", intending to go to one-half day or longer later in the week. Never hatchee! I couldn't walk for three days! But I'll buy you that drink next time I get down thataways. Take care.
Tom Williams
Georgetown, Texas
Texwheel@aol.com


NEOhio

Aug 26, 2004, 11:48 PM

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Spock, a good part of the world doesn't feel the way you (and I) do about the animals that populate their daily lives. Those animals are disposable to those societies. My daughter has had her dog with her in AFrica (Burkina FAso) and in now in Jakarta Indonesia. She had a heck of a time finding a housekeeper and houseman/driver who would work for her with a dog in the house, and as part of their daily responsibilities. That is unnatural and completely foreign to them. Not only did they consider the dog unclean and an ANIMAL, they considered it wasteful to feed, walk and pay attention to an ANIMAL. Because that is what it is to them an ANIMAL and it is not embodied with human characteristics.

Sure there are Indonesians who have pets, but it is definitely not the norm. Her worst fear is that someone coming to her house will let the dog out of the walled and gated yard and the dog will disappear - either attacked and killed by the packs that roam the streets, or picked up by a person and taken home and eaten, because it is a clean dog and not a street dog, therefore it is a potential source of food.

She can't wait to get back to DC and take a walk with the dog without people stopping to stare and point at her - it is that unusual.

I am guessing that the marketing of cats and dogs by a gringa was taking focus away from the other vendors with an activity which they don't completely understand her devotion to but would gladly ignore if it weren't under their noses, disruptive to their purpose there, which is to make a living, and by varying accounts somewhat yucky.


gbatrucks


Aug 27, 2004, 9:33 AM

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Spock (educated)

I understand the C.S. Lewis chair is open at Oxford. The project this term is Alice in Wonderland Redux. I will recommend you.
"The trouble with life is there's no background music."


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talosian


Aug 27, 2004, 11:41 AM

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Too late, Bubba put my name in some time ago (as well as other places).
"When all logical explanations have failed, we must look to the illogical for the answer.


wendy devlin

Aug 27, 2004, 1:16 PM

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Well I can't say if there is CS Lewis chair available at Oxford or not...

but with the Alice in Wonderland Redux reference, might not the writer CS Lewis(of Narnia series fame) and Lewis Carroll( of Alice in Wonderland fame) be confused here?


gbatrucks


Aug 27, 2004, 1:22 PM

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That's the beauty of it. Imagine Alice re-done by the mind of the writer of "Mere Christianity",etc.
"The trouble with life is there's no background music."


Bubba

Aug 27, 2004, 4:44 PM

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David:

If this keeps up I demand a retainer.


Donita


Aug 29, 2004, 8:36 PM

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I am new here but reading about the dog controversy (?) and if there are so many dogs running around (and I always notice them, especially at night when I am in Mexico) why is there not an organization out there providing spaying and neutering so there will not be so many strays? I think that animals is one cause I will take up when I can finally at long last retire in Mexico. I am not sure about your area in Lake Chappala because I love the beach and love Puerto Vallarta. There are certainly many expats in your area and that is an appealing thing and I am getting so much valuable (and otherwise :-) information from reading this site. I have to work a few more years unless I can figure out how to get disability or something, and I cannot wait to retire. But I will come visit that area and see what I think.

Donna
Donita


jimindetroit

Aug 30, 2004, 6:28 AM

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Hey Bubba!

Sounds like you pushed a lot of hot buttons and pulled a record number of chains. Goin' for the gold?

Come on, folks. Lighten up. You all should know by now that Ol' Bubba enjoys being a curmudgeon and contrarian by daylight, but is really Mr. Rogers and Mother Theresa by night. Hmmmm. Kinda like the veternarian and his dad, the taxidermist, who went into business together. Their motto was: Either way, you get your pet back.

O'l Bubba is one of a kind and never boring. Enjoy it, hate it, but savor it. He's helped as many of us as he's pissed off.


Donita


Aug 30, 2004, 6:34 AM

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I am not really pissed off, just asking. I am an information gatherer at this point, interested in helping those dogs when I finally get my stuff together to move to Mexico.
I have read enough of Bubba to know he is basically harmless and well intentioned and sounds like he even loves dogs too.
So where should I retire? I am really a beach person so will probably be looking at the Puerto Vallarta area, north of there. Last I was there in June we took a cab out to Sayulita and Bucerias and I have been to La Penita and Rincon de Guayabitos years ago and want to check that out again. I want someplace warm all year round, near the beach and inexpensive, close to good health care and shopping. Don't we all? :-)
Donita


Uncle Jack


Aug 30, 2004, 6:40 AM

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" I want someplace warm all year round, near the beach and inexpensive, close to good health care and shopping. Don't we all? "

When you find it, for God's sake, let us all know!

uj


Donita


Aug 30, 2004, 6:52 AM

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Okay, Jack, I have a few more years to be looking so I will do my research and get back to you all. :-)
Donita


gbatrucks


Aug 30, 2004, 8:18 AM

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Bubba

I've got a good orthodontist that can help you with a new retainer.
"The trouble with life is there's no background music."


gbatrucks


Aug 30, 2004, 8:28 AM

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So this buzzard is boarding a plane, carrying a couple of dead possums, but the stewardess says,
"I'm sorry sir, only one carrion per passenger"
"The trouble with life is there's no background music."


tonyburton


Aug 30, 2004, 8:43 AM

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