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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Amos 03 May 04 - 12:13 PM
Rapparee 03 May 04 - 12:08 PM
CarolC 03 May 04 - 11:50 AM
freda underhill 03 May 04 - 10:28 AM
Amos 03 May 04 - 10:20 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 03 May 04 - 10:12 AM
Amos 03 May 04 - 10:12 AM
freda underhill 03 May 04 - 09:46 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 03 May 04 - 09:22 AM
Rapparee 03 May 04 - 09:11 AM
GUEST,freda 03 May 04 - 03:50 AM
Amos 03 May 04 - 12:20 AM
CarolC 02 May 04 - 10:59 PM
Amos 02 May 04 - 10:51 PM
CarolC 02 May 04 - 10:33 PM
Amos 02 May 04 - 10:29 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 May 04 - 12:13 PM

Wow!! Double DACtyls??? I always wondered how you gals did that!! I am inclined to be pamprodactylous, myself, but sometimes I try doing things bass-ackwards...


A

PS. (Dactyl, from the ancient Greek word for finger, means a metrical foot consisting of one accented syllable followed by two unaccented or of one long syllable followed by two short, as in "flattery". But it also means a finger or toe or similar structure. Pamprodactylous is a word describing organisms whose toes point forward.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 May 04 - 12:08 PM

I still don't know if that damned cat is alive or dead. Sheeeee-it. What does it take to get a little up or truth around here, anyway? Yeah, I might be a little quarky, but everyone's got their own gig, ya know? I gotta resort to the strong force, or what? More damned strings that a box fulla government red tape. Hey, babe, let's you an' me go down to the range and watch the ol' lithium VI deutride fuse, huh? We'll have a hot ol' time.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 03 May 04 - 11:50 AM

Hey Amos. I'm a double dactyl kind of gal. That trochee was a thankful nod in your direction, but don't expect me to completely change my rythm.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: freda underhill
Date: 03 May 04 - 10:28 AM

"no manne is a neutrino"

Alone in a sea of neutrinos
In molecular galaxies i glide
like fine hairs in the sheep of merinos
waiting to be fleeced, I died
trillions upon trillions of rhyme schemes
or traditional Petrarchan sonnets
neutrinos pass through the eye's pupils
and through Merovingian bonnets
meanwhile octaves were relatively stable
neutrinos all dance while they're able
but, if you glance at the sun,
and add twenty one
you'll reach by broadband and not cable
my mind sinks in trillions of neutrinos,
the entire universe is a sea of lambinos
i float in this ocean
and havent a notion
why neutrinos pervade the Big Schemos..

by J. Donne


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 May 04 - 10:20 AM

I think ole Bill did, as well, BWL! THere's nothing in a sonnet that hurts the universe!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 May 04 - 10:12 AM

How much more esoteric than Iambic pentameter
Are neutrinos and other such forms of exotic matter.
As if the Universe were saying, "Look, you'll never get it!
You think in terms of things you can discern. Well, just forget it!
I made the rules and I know what they are. Don't concern yourself.
They are not written down in some book you can pull off a shelf
To see if perhaps I've broken one or two. Shut up jackass!
I know what I'm doing!"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 May 04 - 10:12 AM

Well, where else ya gonna find such a rich supply of pure BS?

Rapaire, man, I got no rumble witchoo, so put the knife away. I just figgered ya shouldn't be loading up these folks wit' heavy words widout no definishuns, like "Alexandrine". So I did da homewoik, see?

A

PS: The sonnet form is called the Petrarchan sonnet form -- not Petrachian. It is a rhyming pattern found, for example, in many of the sonnets written by John Donne (of "no manne is an islande" fame). It is also referred to by some as the Italian sonnet, in contrast to the Shakespearian form of sonnet. The Petrarchan sonnet's defining characteristic is a strong division between the first eight lines of the sonnet and the last six. The first eight lines, the octave, establish the subject of the poem in a certain way, and the next six, the sestet, counter the octave by shifting the perspective of the poem in some way. The place where the poem turns from the octave to the sestet is therefore called the volta, which is Italian for "turn."

The rhyme scheme of the most traditional Petrarchan sonnet consists of two sets of four lines rhymed abba (each of these is called an Italian quatrain), followed by rhymes of cdecde in the sestet. While the rhymes of the octave are relatively stable in Petrarchan sonnets, poets tend to vary the rhymes of the sestet, using many different combinations of the c, d, and e rhymes to round out the poem.

When this form of verse was brought to England, together with other Italian verse forms, by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542) and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517-1547) in the 16th century, it was modified (apparently by Henry Howard, who retranslated some of Petrarch's sonnets which Wyatt had translated earlier) to what is now called the Shakespearean form: this has three quatrains, each with an independent rhyme scheme, and is ended with a rhymed couplet (abab;cdcd;efef;gg). Again, the sonnets often formed a sequence of independent but related sets of love poems. An early example is Sir Philip Sydney's Astrophel and Stella (1591). Shakespeare's own 154 sonnets were published in 1609: the dates of their composition are not known.

Any further question on the issue should be addressed to M. Rapaire as soon as he feels better! :>))...

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: freda underhill
Date: 03 May 04 - 09:46 AM

Neutrinos are subatomic particles the effects of which people never notice in daily life because neutrinos are so elusive. In fact, it has been computed that the average neutrino interacts with ordinary matter so weakly that it could go through about 50 light years of solid lead without being stopped! You need very sophisticated scientific instrumentation to discover that these things really exist, and yet they're everywhere. It turns out that neutrinos are easily the most common objects in the universe. There are about a billion neutrinos for every other particle. If you glance at the sun, which is a nearby source of neutrinos, more of them pass through the pupil of your eye in one second than there are people on this planet. So these neutrinos are going through us the whole time, trillions upon trillions of neutrinos, and we just don't notice it. In fact, the entire universe is a sea of neutrinos, and ordinary matter of the sort that you and I are made of is just a tiny impurity in this vast ocean.

Now you might think that neutrinos are of no particular significance given that they are so elusive, but it so happens that they have an important role to play in life. Life as we know it is based on the element carbon, and carbon wasn't present in the early universe right after the big bang. Almost all of it has been manufactured inside stars by nuclear fusion. It turns out that if it weren't for neutrinos, the carbon would still be in those stars. The reason is that processes involving neutrinos which occur in the cores of some heavy stars make them explode. These so-called supernovae spew the stellar material, laced with life-giving carbon, around the galaxy. Some of this material gets incorporated into new generations of stars and planets, and perhaps ultimately into a biosphere. Earth's vital carbon started out in the cores of ancient stars, and it became available for life on Earth only by virtue of exotic neutrino processes. So neutrinos really do make a difference! Yet if it weren't for science we would never know they were there.

From http://www.abc.net.au/science/morebigquestions/stories/s540211.htm

Excerpts from interview with Australian scientist Paul Davies, Visiting Professor of Physics at Imperial College London, Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Queensland and Adjunct Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at Macquarie University, Sydney. Also winner of the 1995 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 03 May 04 - 09:22 AM

HELP! The MOAB has become Dr. Griffey's lecture on poetic meter from second semester Freshman English class!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 May 04 - 09:11 AM

Hey, you! Amos! Ya wanna duke it out with a discussion of the Petrachian sonnet form vs. Shakespeare's? Huh? Come on, I whump your ass in a debate about The Faerie Queen any day! Long as I got enough ale, 'cause ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink! Now where was I? Oh, yeah. Face down in a puddle of spilled drink on the bar. Glub.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,freda
Date: 03 May 04 - 03:50 AM

Iambic pentameter is a rhythmical pattern of syllables. The "iambic" part means that the rhythm goes from an unstressed syllable to a stressed one, as happens in words like divine, caress, bizarre, and delight. It sounds sort of like a heartbeat: daDUM, daDUM, daDUM. The "pentameter" part means that this iambic rhythm is repeated five times, or has five feet: daDUM daDUM daDUM daDUM daDUM[da].

Shakespeare's Sonnet 97 is held up as an example of perfect iambic pentameter:

XCVII.

How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December's bareness every where!
And yet this time removed was summer's time,
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burden of the prime,
Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me
But hope of orphans and unfather'd fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And, thou away, the very birds are mute;
Or, if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near.

William Shakespeare


ps .. noted those extra two guests at the Black Lion, LH - will be interesting to see what happens next!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 03 May 04 - 12:20 AM

Well, you're welcome. And so is Rapaire, whom I have single handedly saved from perdition for bewildering MOABites; and so, too are each of the many MOABites who never knew a trochee from a turkey or an "iamb" from a "thou art".


Now, Carol -- two little syllables? A mere trochee of acknowledgment? More, I do pray you!! :>)

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 02 May 04 - 10:59 PM

Thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 May 04 - 10:51 PM

ALexandrine is a line of six iambic feet often used following three lines of iambic pentameter. Here's an example:

Thy generous fruits, though gathered ere their prime,
Still showed a quickness; and maturing time
But mellows what we write to the dull sweets of rhyme.


Notice the third line, which has six "feet" with the rhythm going soft and then loud (emphasis on second syllable of each pair). The emphases in the last line are on the syllables MEL, WHAt, WRIte, THE, SWEEts, RHYme. 6 of them. The preceding lines are pentameter (five feet). Thus, the last line is an Alexandrine.

Classic poetry is written in meter which is made up from "feet". A foot is a segment of two or sometimes three syllables.

The Assyrian/ came down/ like a wolf/ on the fold/
And his co/-horts were gleami/ng in pur/ple and gold.


In a foot the emphasis is typically on the second syllable, as in the segments shown above, in which case they are called iambs. If there ar efive of these iambic feet in a line the meter is called iambic pentameter.

A duple meter is one where the deet are strictly two syllables. Here is an example of trochaic duple meter:

Róund abóut the cáuldron gó,
Ín the póisoned éntrails thrów.


It is called trochaic because the emphasis is on the first syllable in each duple or pair of syllables, and the pairs are therefore trochees, by definition, rather than iambs.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 02 May 04 - 10:33 PM

Examples please, Amos.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 May 04 - 10:29 PM

Some Definitions:

Alexandrine: An iambic line of twelve syllables, or six feet, usually with a caesura after the sixth syllable. It is the standard line in French poetry, comparable to the iambic pentameter line in English poetry. It probably received its name from an old French romance, Alexandre le Grand, written about 1180, in which the measure was first used. Sidelight: The last line of the Spenserian stanza is an Alexandrine.

metrical foot :a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

Iamb: A metrical foot of two syllables, one short (or unstressed) and one long (or stressed). There are four iambs in the line "Come live/ with me/ and be/ my love," from a poem by Christopher Marlowe.The iamb is the reverse of the trochee.

trochee: A foot in with one accented syllable followed by one unaccented syllable. It is the opposite of the iambic foot.


heptameter: A line of poetry that has seven metrical feet.

pentameter:A line of poetry that has five metrical feet.


Regards,


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 May 04 - 09:18 PM

And I am mesmerized like a...a...yes, master...but George Bush is a weenie, master...yes, master, I will, master, right now, master

He was dirty and hairy and covered with fleas
But he had his women by twos and threes
All hail the bastard king of En-ga-land!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 02 May 04 - 02:36 PM

And I am mesmerized as an armadillo by a Ford pickup truck.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 May 04 - 02:09 PM

Ogh!! I am mesmerized as a vole by a cobra!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 May 04 - 02:03 PM

Amos, in Old San Diego
Thought Rapaire just wasn’t abo
To pen a fine limerick
Which isn’t a hardtrick
If the meter and rhyme are kept stabo.

But once they escape from their bounds
It’s fruitless to unleash the hounds
For the meter and rhyme
Will have a fine time
And besides, who cares? I mean, there are perhaps six people in the whole damned country who know the difference between iambic pentameter and trochaic heptameter, and even fewer who care, and should you take the weeks necessary to write an Alexandrine, say,
the person who you were writing it to in hopes of seducing will
have gone off with someone else because the age is simply not into
seduction and while
the human race has never had “world enough and time”this present era of “carpe diem” and instant gratification has taken all the fun out of things like seduction and flirtation and hell you can’t even tell someone they look good these days without a sexual harrassment complaint


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 May 04 - 12:59 PM

You can string words together with rhyme
You can wallow around in the slime
But you can't pour a beer
In an elephant's ear
While perched on a lemon or lime


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 May 04 - 12:42 PM

Awww....no hard feelings, guys. I crack me up sometimes!!! ">))))

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 02 May 04 - 12:40 PM

Amos hails from California
And his posts are unique, I will warn ya
They ramble at random
And ya can't understand 'em
But they leave an impression upon ya


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 02 May 04 - 12:52 AM

A MOAB fanatic named Hawk
Wrote stuff that would make women gawk
Writing tomes logorrheic
Both sublime and prosaic,
But my gawd, how that feller could tawk!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 01 May 04 - 11:02 PM

Higgledy Piggledy
Rawpair Lawberrian
Smoked a fedora and
Sipped his parfait

I need a six syllable
Word for this line 'cause
This stanza's no good
If I leave it this way


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 May 04 - 10:53 PM

To write an acceptable rhyme
You must do it in three quarter time
With a stylus that squeaks
Like a budgerigar's beak
Make it sober, succint, and sublime

Oh, there once was a Texan named Bush
Gave the voters one hell of a push
Then he "took out" Saddam
With a blippety-blam!
Took a bow and fell right on his tush!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 May 04 - 09:49 PM

There was once a libr'r'n named Rapaire
Who moved North for the sake of the air;
He would sweat out his days
Finding poetic ways
To compose limericks that neither rhymed nor scanned.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 May 04 - 08:23 PM

freda - check out the Vlad the Inhaler thread...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 May 04 - 08:22 PM

Long enough to satisfy.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: freda underhill
Date: 01 May 04 - 08:20 PM

How long?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 May 04 - 07:21 PM

...or even longer.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: 42
Date: 01 May 04 - 07:19 PM

my sole object in life is to have the "last post" thread last this long.

j


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,William Shatner
Date: 01 May 04 - 05:47 PM

Well, I see you're still at it. Another 100 posts. Sad. You people should seriously look into "getting a life". Read my book of the same title and find out how to.

William Shatner


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 01 May 04 - 05:42 PM

Blatant?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 May 04 - 05:39 PM

Two thousand, eight hundred and ninety-nine.

I shan't post the next one, as I am too modest and shy. And humble. No, I'll leave it for one of the more blatant sorts.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 May 04 - 05:37 PM

2898.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 May 04 - 05:37 PM

2897.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 May 04 - 05:36 PM

I used to write limericks and such
But found it was only a ploy
To avoid doing work
Which was really piling up
And it had to be done, so I have gone and did it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 May 04 - 01:33 PM

A regular ole whizbang is Maggie!
Though her beauty is faded and saggy
She could not sell her treats
For a buck on the street
And her teeth spend the night in a baggy!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 May 04 - 11:15 AM

Be warned about those Maggie Thatcher dolls. They explode at the slightest provocation, and there's no money-back guarantee.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 01 May 04 - 10:12 AM

Man, what a groovy, like, chick, man!! Far out and cool.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 01 May 04 - 09:03 AM

Sound of multitudinous snapping fingers... sure, I'll have another espresso... and where is my beret?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 01 May 04 - 02:55 AM

Freaking out just because I see you as a cactus today and an evening primrose in the morning.
That just goes to show it was an electrical storm in the morning,
that caused a revolution,
plus a spin cycle,
to gravitate to the nearest fruit market just to
see you make love to a plastic Margaret Thatcher blow up doll.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 30 Apr 04 - 11:43 PM

Hey, I just got a decent piece of real humor in the email this evening! It has been ages since anyone has sent something good. Cause to celebrate. (But now I'm going to stop for a while and watch Nightline).

From my friend: "Democrats are reputed not to be humorous but they sure can be ironic."


It Is Tough Being a Republican

It is very tough to be a Republican in 2004, because somehow, you have to believe concurrently that:

1. Jesus loves you, but shares your deep hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton.

2. The United States should get out of the United Nations, but our highest national priority is enforcing U. N. resolutions against Iraq.

3."Standing Tall for America" means firing your workers and moving their jobs to India.

4. A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all humankind without regulation.

5. Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

6. The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches, while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

7. Group sex and drug use are degenerate sins, unless you someday run for governor of California as a Republican.

8. If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.

9. A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our long-time allies, but then demand their cooperation and money.

10. HMOs and insurance companies make profits and have the interest of the public at heart.

11. Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy. Providing health care to all Americans is socialism.

12. Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

13. It is okay that the Bush family's "Carlisle Group" has done millions of business with the Bin Laden family.

14. Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him and Rumsfeld reassured him he was our buddy, a bad guy when Bush's daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him, but then a bad guy again when Bush junior needed a prop for his re-election campaign as the "war president"

15. A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense. A president lying about WMD existence, to enlist support for an unprovoked, undeclared war and occupation, in which thousands soldiers and civilians die, is, somehow, solid "defense" policy in a "War against Terrorism".

16. Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which should include "banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet".

17. The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but George Bush's Harken Oil stock trade should be sealed in his Daddy's library, and is none of our business.

18. What Bill Clinton did in the 1960s was of vital national interest, but what Bush did in the '80s is irrelevant.

19. Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a "spirit of international harmony".

20. Affirmative Action is wrong, but that it is OK for your Daddy and His friends (here and in Saudi Arabia) to get you to graduate from Yale without studying much, to dodge the draft in the Texas Air National Guard, to bail out your company Harken Oil and the Texas Rangers, to get the Governorship of Texas and then to have the Supreme Court appoint you President of the USA.

21. You are a conservative, but it is OK to spend like there is no tomorrow and run up deficits that your grandchildren will have to pay, while at the same refunding as much tax money as possible to rich people who do not need it.

This illogical behavior can take a toll on a healthy mind.

So if a friend of yours has been acting a bit dazed and confused lately, be nice: he or she may be a Republican!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Apr 04 - 11:25 PM

Well, that's not anywhere near a complete list. Here's another pome:

Neighbors: a pome

Wild cow tales and country savvy
the shoot canoes don't they and papal bull
ozark tall tales and pissing in the snow
scary stories and the rose in the wheel
saints preserve us and who in hell
massacre at montsegur and ghost soldiers
ten little wizards and laughter in appalachia
castner's cutthroats and dead reckoning
pope-pourri and curing the cross-eyed mule
soiled doves and buried alive
book of the hopi and having it y'all

these are few of my favorite things
when a dog bites, when a bee stings
then I squash 'em flat,
and simply remember my favorite things
and then I don't feel soooooooooooooooooo bat.
(it rhymes that way but doesn't make much sense)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 30 Apr 04 - 11:13 PM

I like your books, Rap. I've read several of your books. Well, they probably weren't the exact copies that you have, but they probably had most of the same words in them. Or maybe they were the same copies. Maybe I read them in Pocatello. But I don't remember ever being in Pocatello. I remember being in Winnemucca, Nevada. It's a nice town. It's a fun name to say. Try it! Say "Winnemucca". Now say "Pocatello". Now say them both, over and over again until they don't make any sense. My! That was fun, wasn't it?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Apr 04 - 11:10 PM

Nah, just the titles I could easily read from where I'm sitting. Although I do have cowboy poetry....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: CarolC
Date: 30 Apr 04 - 11:06 PM

Cowboy Beatnik poetry?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Apr 04 - 10:58 PM

My Books -- a pome

outhouse humor
arizoniana
Childhood's End
the fire inside
druids
Job: a comedy of justice
shiloh -- in hell before night
dead and gone
Tar heel ghosts
the bloody bozeman
coyotes and canaries
cowboy lingo
vigilante days and ways
speaking ill of the dead
dancing gods
She captains
humor the computer
ice age mamals
five points
Godel, Escher, Bach
Lincoln on democracy
a brief history of time
mountain spirits I and II
Lamy of Santa Fe
Tales told in the kitchen
lamb
the arctic grail
lots and lots of print and paper
lots and lots more arranged in chaotic order
If you don't like my books
I will say just one thing:
Bite me, bucko! You got lousy taste!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 30 Apr 04 - 04:25 PM

I am thunderstruck at the delicate apperception revealed by your responses, dear Ladies of the Moab. Thanks!


A


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