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  1. #1 I really think we need a DU bouncy category.... 
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    SargeUNN (340 posts) Fri Apr-23-10 11:31 PM
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    I went into a store in Phoenix today and guess what I saw?
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    The store clerk was a woman I met just a day or so after I got here, and I thought she looked liked a friend of mine from Mississippi. I got to know her and found out she had been fired by Joe Arpaio years ago because she voted against him. After a year or so I found out that she was from Mexico and had gained citizenship here in Arizona some years back, and so I asked her about this new law. She was angry because it will mean she and others will have to have their birth certificates, get harrassed and make them less likely to go places they normally go. I mentioned the part that anyone walking into the store could be standing in line and a cop walk in then someone in the store demand the cops check this person standing in line out for citizenship. It so happened that as we were talking a man got in line and heard our conversation. He was visibly upset so the clerk asked him if he understood what we were talking about, and he replied yes he was. He expressed his concern that now he would be harrassed everytime he turned around and some angry person will force the cops to arrest him and find out that he is a citizen.

    I grew up in Jim Crow Mississippi and remember seeing black bodies hanging from a tree from the night before as I went to church. Well I guess here in Arizona since not that many trees are available I will instead see brown skinned people hanging from a cactus as I head to do my radio show. Thanks Jan Brewer, Russell Pearce, and Joe Arpaio types for being a part of home to me, but really why couldn't it be a part I liked, not a part I hate? I guess now I lived in Jim Crow Mississippi, and Juan Crow Arizona. That will look good on tombstone, wait I think I will be cremated.
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    Can someone explain to this noob what a "bouncy" is?
    "The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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    There used to be a member at DU called bouncy or bouncyball (anyone remember?) who used to post stories about conservatives who she would confront and they would always be converted, hang their head in shame, etc. Often the stories started with the word "So" as in "So, I was at the store yesterday....", and sometimes had police jumping out of the bushes.

    Now it is more generalized as a made up story that someone from there tells where they claim either that the person converted or talks about the ignorance of the conservative.

    The good ones are highly entertaining. There haven't been many of those recently however. They need some more creativity over there than they have now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol View Post
    There used to be a member at DU called bouncy or bouncyball (anyone remember?) who used to post stories about conservatives who she would confront and they would always be converted, hang their head in shame, etc. Often the stories started with the word "So" as in "So, I was at the store yesterday....", and sometimes had police jumping out of the bushes.

    Now it is more generalized as a made up story that someone from there tells where they claim either that the person converted or talks about the ignorance of the conservative.

    The good ones are highly entertaining. There haven't been many of those recently however. They need some more creativity over there than they have now.

    Thanks, Carol.
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    This is an old compilation of mine, called Bouncy Ball's greatest hits. It used to be posted here before the crash a couple of years ago. I hope the links still work.

    I think I live in Arlen, Texas. Only it's not funny, just sad.
    So I'm kinda sick of bad teachers.

    DUELING car alarms/horns outside.
    Number of times I was awakened last night: SEVEN.
    Why is it the most f*cked up families I know are republican ones?
    I'm having nightmares about the animals I used to eat.
    If you DON'T understand the rules of foot traffic stay the hell outta the way
    I see why people don't ride bikes much around here!
    I need to vent.
    My boss makes me look bad.
    Last night, Mr. Bouncy said he was "uncomfortable" with my bumper stickers
    Why do I even bother to try to eat salads? I can't.
    I don't have parents. Or grandparents. Or siblings. Or cousins.
    why would kids be learning about peace in school? that's stupid!!!
    How did I get such an overdeveloped guilt complex?
    Well. Hell's. Bells.
    I got into a fight (physical) with another woman about two years ago.
    One time the most disturbing thing happened:
    Who can't stand being around drunk people when you are sober?
    So get this: I dry heaved so much last week I INJURED MY JAW.
    Describe the bitchiest/most assholish person you've ever known
    I don't normally do this, but I'm going to be a sympathy whore right now.
    I have to tell you about this meal I had on Friday night.
    I have no gay friends in real life. Is there something wrong with me?
    Dilemma: Should I get a new doctor?
    Did you know in some cities honking is considered the HEIGHT of rudeness?
    WEIRD-ASS political doin's at my daughter's elementary school today
    I met up with someone who personifies what has happened to our economy
    I hate going to the dentist. Does anyone actually not hate it?
    Ok I got about 3 hours of sleep because of DU being down
    So my husband found a wallet today with $2000 cash in it.
    "Don't be such a freaky ass republican" Overheard at Target just now.
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    Let's crunch some numbers with a minimum wage earner, shall we?
    Crunching the numbers for our minimum wage earner, Sue, Part II
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    I was out shopping today and overheard some interesting conversation
    I just had to practice a little "Tough bush Love" on a bush voter
    Update on the Kerry voter who lost her job Friday and a remarkable DUer:

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    The bush voting asshole who made my daughter cry got fired!!!!
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    She was a legend in her own mind, wasn't she?
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    Ralph! That is still hiarious!! Back when the big name DUers were still alive!!

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    I got to know her and found out she had been fired by Joe Arpaio years ago because she voted against him
    ....um can someone tell me how anyone knew who she voted for, unless she TOLD THEM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    ....um can someone tell me how anyone knew who she voted for, unless she TOLD THEM?
    Good point; and further evidence that her ass was sucking pond water.
    "The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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