Utah School Board says cougar mascot too offensive to women. Damn,
no wonder Mercury discontinued the car named after large cat. This Skool Bored must be Dodge fans ’cause they want the mascot to be “Charger” (hey, ain’t that insulting to overspending politicians?) How long before they won’t let us hang clothes in our closets because empty suits are too offensive to Obama?

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FormerlyDeanH
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FormerlyDeanH
January 22, 2012 1:17 pm

This needs attention and I can never find the darned TIPS thread. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=D6bARRmEpH8

KimmyQueen
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January 22, 2012 2:39 pm

I saw this a long while back. I couldn’t believe it. The sad part that it goes unnoticed for so long because the majority of the parents dont even bother to ask their kids “what did you learn today?” At the very least that one question and an honest answer from the child should raise red flags. Where is the ACLU? Isn’t this a government entity(state funded textbooks and such) supporting, promoting or choosing a religious practice over others? Where are the cries of separation of “church” and state? Maybe because Islam doesn’t have “churches”.

perlcat
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January 24, 2012 11:09 am

Nah, liberals just love their caveman religions. It echoes their opinion of all other religions, and this one happens to hate the things they also hate — the US, Christians, the Jewish, freedom, kindness, charity, etc., etc., etc.

sa_rose
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sa_rose
January 22, 2012 1:37 pm

But Christianity is not under attack in the U.S. !! Here’s another for you.

http://youtu.be/64V09tTIjR4

FormerlyDeanH
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FormerlyDeanH
January 22, 2012 1:47 pm

That dirty rat bastard is a real problem in the UK. Listen to his vile hate. I would enjoy smashing his face over and over again and again.

RobertW
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January 22, 2012 1:25 pm

I go to FAQ and scroll down for the tips. awesome lead FDH. FB’d for sure!

FormerlyDeanH
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FormerlyDeanH
January 22, 2012 1:28 pm

Thanks for that instruct. I have gone into the ‘contact IHTM’ thing a number of times but I thought this worthy of immediate attn.

RobertW
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January 22, 2012 1:33 pm

“I thought this worthy of immediate attn.”
abso-diddily-doodily-lutely!

RobertW
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January 21, 2012 9:25 pm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/02/mariah-slick-down-syndrome-homecoming-queen_n_991098.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

quite possibly the only worthwhile huff posting EVER!

hail Azle High School
hail Green and White
thee will we stand by
seeking what’s right
mem’ries of comrades
faithful and true
We’ll always stand by you.

Hornet class of ’83

sa_rose
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sa_rose
January 22, 2012 12:35 pm

Yeah, we have a local school that has a girl with down’s on their cheerleading squad. And she is ALL about cheering! LOL

flashingscotsman
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January 22, 2012 11:00 am

That’s beautiful right there, Robert. Thanks for sharing that.

RobertW
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January 22, 2012 11:05 am

yw!

Mitt Romney For President
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Mitt Romney For President
January 21, 2012 2:41 pm

Mitt Romney for President! We need someone with true business experience in the Oval Office!

KimmyQueen
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January 22, 2012 2:36 pm

I hate spammers.

RobertW
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January 22, 2012 2:51 pm

hate the spam, not the spammer. 🙂

sa_rose
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sa_rose
January 22, 2012 7:28 pm

Without the spammers,we would not be subjected to the spam. Just saying. . .

Sidekick
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Sidekick
January 21, 2012 7:02 am

I wonder what the Utah school board would say about my high school’s mascot. Ours is the Winged Beaver, I kid you not.

RobertW
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January 21, 2012 6:53 pm

“Say what now?”

drb
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drb
January 21, 2012 7:23 am

We were the Braves…we already know what some think of that!

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid
January 20, 2012 2:10 pm

I’m totally offended, now what I’m I supposed to call all those middle aged smoking hot women?

drb
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drb
January 20, 2012 4:32 pm

Well, you can call me “drb” hahahahaha….jkjk 😉 silly me.

flashingscotsman
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January 20, 2012 3:52 pm

Honey?

RobertW
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January 20, 2012 4:22 pm

oh that’s smoooooooth rockin’.

on a rougher note.

Criminals

Yuma High School in Yuma, Arizona has a large man in a black and white jail outfit as its school mascot. They call themselves the Criminals.

http://www.ehow.com/info_7902392_list-unusual-high-school-mascots.html

Unicorns

Unicorns, the mythical horses with a single horn on their heads, are the mascot for students who attend New Braunfels High. The school is located in New Braunfels, Texas.

NOW NOW just back off and wait a minit folks… Ok 1 New Braunfels… GERMAN and Mexican And regular anglo influence. you’ve never tasted such sausage. and just down the highway is Blue Bell the Country’s Best Ice Cream.

I’ve worked and eaten in the New Braunfels area. I can only hope the reasoning behind it is cuz ‘corns are noble, pure, and virginal, even as they seek virginal chaste romance.

ta daaaaaa!

how’s that for quick explanations?

FormerlyDeanH
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FormerlyDeanH
January 21, 2012 7:00 pm

Great post but after reading it I feel compelled to offer a reasonable suggestion for the mascot name at Yuma High School, if that’s what this was about; Yumacorn.

flashingscotsman
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January 22, 2012 10:56 am

Sounds good to me.

flashingscotsman
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January 21, 2012 4:01 pm

From the official website of Yuma High School,…

“City officials notified the school in 1912 that they needed the Prison as a city jail. The school board proposed and successfully carried through a bond election to build a new school. Thus, in 1913, school began in the newly constructed Main. That same year, the Yuma football team traveled to Phoenix to play the “Coyotes”. Yuma High won. The angry “Coyotes” dubbed the Yuma High players the “Criminals”. At first “Criminals” was a fighting word. Before long, students and teachers wore the name with pride, and in 1917, the school board officially adopted the nickname. Yuma High School has been proudly called the home of the “Criminals” ever since.”

I had to go check into that, since I’m taking my Unicorn to a 3 day Renaissance Faire there in two weeks, and I was kinda nervous about that name.

sa_rose
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sa_rose
January 20, 2012 10:46 pm

HAHAHA! No worse than the San Antonio Sidney Lanier Voks. Its some kind of gear!

RobertW
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January 20, 2012 11:32 am

http://www.motifake.com/facebookview.php?id=95088
maybe the mascot could wear this. Or better yet, the board-cougar who’s been so maliciously attacked and misrepresented.

Elrond Hubbard
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Elrond Hubbard
January 20, 2012 9:21 am

In honor of the school board the school’s mascot should be changed to the “weasels” or the “dummies.”

Roger Geekbert
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Roger Geekbert
January 20, 2012 9:14 am

I can foresee a new porn flick “Cougar High” where horny 40+ year old cougar teachers have their way with the whole football team at once. Considering all the teachers being locked up lately, this could be a documentary.

Noelegy
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Noelegy
January 20, 2012 11:00 am

Hey! Quit talking about my senior English teacher that way.

flashingscotsman
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January 20, 2012 3:49 pm

Hey! Quit talking about my dreams of my senior English teacher that way.

RobertW
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January 22, 2012 10:16 am

WildCats was the mild version of the same story.

deepthinker
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deepthinker
January 20, 2012 9:05 am

The mascot must have been hitting to close to home for the school board members.

KimmyQueen
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January 22, 2012 10:12 am

I thought about that deepthinker. There is always ONE fool in a party that messes it up for everyone else. This time it could have been a woman that got prickly or a man even that got prickly for whatever reason.

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver
January 20, 2012 8:40 am

Only a liberal do nothing clown would find some obscure meaning to a name or symbol and twist it into something offensive.

KimmyQueen
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January 20, 2012 9:09 am

for real… the last thing in my mind would have been to think of a middle aged woman who aggressively pursues younger men *rolls eyes* and even if I did, I wouldn’t necessarily think that would be offensive to a woman that ACTUALLY is middle aged and aggressively pursues younger men. If that is what she wants to do, why would she be offended in the first place? Makes no sense.

sa_rose
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sa_rose
January 20, 2012 10:44 pm

Seriously. Most cougars are very proud of their “conquests!”

KimmyQueen
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January 22, 2012 10:04 am

Shoo… if I get to that point in my life, I would be too. 😉

flashingscotsman
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January 21, 2012 3:56 pm

Do they carve a notch in their high heels for each one?

KimmyQueen
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January 22, 2012 10:05 am

I remember a Mae West movie where she has a picture of a guy next to a figurine of an animal on a table. one of them was a weasel LOL. I thought to myself that is a great way to catalogue the exes indeed. 😀

Lee
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Lee
January 20, 2012 8:27 am

Maybe PETA will step in to defend cougars-the large mountain cats-from having their name associated with drunken, middle aged bimbos.

KimmyQueen
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January 22, 2012 10:00 am

This would be the only time I would support PETA.

Max
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Max
January 20, 2012 9:33 am

HA! great comment!

Sententia
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Sententia
January 20, 2012 8:07 am

Can’t use ‘Beavers’. Can’t use any Indian moniker. San Francisco would like the ‘Packers’ to move to their town. Can’t call Black folks a Negro, but it’s somehow ok to call White folks a Caucasian. People need to quit being so thin skinned and the P.C. folks need to have their asses kicked.

Noelegy
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Noelegy
January 20, 2012 11:00 am

And yet, no one ever complains about the Celtics, the Lumberjacks (Stephen F. Austin University), the Fighting Irish, the Patriots, etc…

This is pure weapons-grade silliness. Slang comes and goes. A few years ago, a “cougar” wasn’t anything but a car or a big cat.

perlcat
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January 21, 2012 7:54 pm

The Winnebago tribe’s high school mascot is the “Indians”. Always wondered about that.

flashingscotsman
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January 20, 2012 3:48 pm

My High School was the Trojans when I was there, now they’re the Bulldogs. I guess that makes things better somehow.

Navyvet
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Navyvet
January 20, 2012 10:34 am

Local high school is, and has been for about 100 years, the (gasp) Trojans. I wonder how long this will last? And yes, at the football games the student section blows up condoms and bats them around like balloons.
San Francisco Packers, LOL!

Sidwit
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Sidwit
January 20, 2012 7:57 am

Empty suit! I love it!

KimmyQueen
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January 20, 2012 7:07 am

Seriously? So the mascot cougar and a picture of a cougar would somehow make “sexually aggressive middle aged women that attracts younger men” be offended? Are people really this stupid?

sa_rose
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sa_rose
January 20, 2012 9:47 pm

Absolutely. I mean we have a TV show about this and people actually watch and think its hilarious.

drb
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drb
January 20, 2012 12:45 pm

They don’t have to be sexually aggressive to be called a “cougar”… just a middle aged woman that attracts younger men. 😉

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
January 23, 2012 6:09 am

HEEEERE Kitty, Kitty, Kitty! 😉

drb
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drb
January 23, 2012 6:13 am

LOL. Is that your version of a cat call?

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
January 23, 2012 6:52 am

Well, if you want to attract the kitties, you have to call them!

drb
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drb
January 23, 2012 7:46 am

How’s it working for ya, so far??

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
January 23, 2012 8:03 am

Pretty well.

drb
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drb
January 23, 2012 8:03 am

I don’t count

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
January 23, 2012 4:08 pm

I wasn’t talking about you drb.

drb
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drb
January 24, 2012 5:26 am

No, I don’t think Kick is interested in this part of the thread or at least he hasn’t made a reponse to it. >>>HAHAHA JKJK.

Yes, I enjoyed the laugh. Thank you.

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
January 24, 2012 5:04 am

I thought you might get a kick out of that!

drb
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drb
January 24, 2012 4:43 am

LMAO, right there with you! Too funny. 😀

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
January 23, 2012 9:11 pm

Well, since I’m older than you, you don’t qualify as a cougar, you’re a kitten! However, if you’re game, HERE Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!!

LMAO!!!

drb
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drb
January 23, 2012 6:40 pm

ugh…a girl can dream can’t she?

All kidding aside, I know you weren’t. Just clearifying for the on-lookers.

RobertW
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January 23, 2012 1:49 pm

but his milk bill is skyrocketing.

KimmyQueen
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January 22, 2012 9:39 am

That was the way the article described them. Either way this story is stupid.

Babydoll102187
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Babydoll102187
January 20, 2012 7:42 pm

Hmmm….what about non middle aged women who are married to a younger man? 😉

KimmyQueen
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January 22, 2012 9:57 am

Women in all reality should marry a man that is five to 8 years younger. Why? Women (on average) can live 10 years or so longer than men, if a woman (again on average as of course life happens and anything can happen) doesn’t want to be a long living widow she is well off marrying a younger man in order to be average and not have to outlive the husband for many years.

drb
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drb
January 21, 2012 6:51 am

Oh, you craddle-robber you! HAHAHA JKJK 😉

perlcat
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January 21, 2012 7:50 pm

My ex was 5 years older than me. One time, she was telling her friends that she “robbed the cradle”. I piped up and said “was more like I raided the nursing home.” (we were 23 and 28 at the time…)

Me and my big mouth.

flashingscotsman
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January 22, 2012 10:53 am

My exwife used to talk like that about me all the time. She was 22 and I was 36 when we met. Now, my lady is just 10 years my junior, but we’re always joking about my age. We’re going to celebrate my birthday by going out to dinner at a restaurant where I can order off the senior menu, see if I get carded.

flashingscotsman
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January 21, 2012 3:54 pm

Of course it’s ok for a man to have a younger wife. It’s a double standard, but some double standards are ok.

Truthfully, it’s ok with me if an older woman marries a younger man. What do I care? I even know women older than ME that are hot and sexy. And I’m old as the hills.

sa_rose
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sa_rose
January 20, 2012 10:42 pm

Or better yet, all the old fogey men who want to marry younger women. Why is that accepted so easily, but not the reverse? Just saying.

KimmyQueen
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January 22, 2012 9:59 am

Exactly. I agree with sa_rose. 80+ year old Playold Heffner has 19 year old girlfriends, and that is a-okay but if he was a she then it would be gross…. why?

Not so silent
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Not so silent
January 22, 2012 12:23 pm

Maybe she just has a thing for sagging and wrinkles….you know there’s some real weirdo’s out there Kimmy….

KimmyQueen
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January 22, 2012 12:28 pm

Maybe she has a thing with men with lots of money and power that can buy her nice things and give her a thou a week. The fact that he is old could be a plus, but I don’t see multitudes of attractive young women going for old piss poor men who are homeless or living in homes. There are a lot of freaks out there for sure, but I am sure that the money and prestige of being Heffner’s girlfriend trumps any desire to be with an old man that is poor and has nothing to offer her other than a languid member that needs a blue pill to make it work. Ewwwww….

sa_rose
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sa_rose
January 22, 2012 12:27 pm

ALL of them? I thnk they ae all gold diggers who believe his schtick that he wil make them famous. Sad. HE is a nasty old man.

RobertW
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January 22, 2012 10:10 am

80+ year old Playold Heffner has 19 year old girlfriends, and that is a-okay, no way, uh uh, oh ick. hf a walking talkin pile of std’s

KimmyQueen
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January 22, 2012 10:36 am

Yes it is so nasty.

CO2Insanity
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January 22, 2012 10:40 am

Hef comes across to me as a glorified child molester. He keeps ’em legal age but that’s about the only difference.

perlcat
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January 21, 2012 7:48 pm

I don’t accept that — I think it’s gross.

RobertW
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January 20, 2012 8:17 pm

*sits quietly, waitin’ lookin’ around for somebody to answer that one.

drb
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drb
January 20, 2012 1:23 pm

just cuz she attracts younger men doesn’t mean she wants a younger fella. It’s just that I’ve know some women who have called other women “cougars” just because they get attention from younger men even if the recipient of the attention wasn’t really trying to get it.

KimmyQueen
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January 22, 2012 9:41 am

That is also that is just the description in the article. Once again no matter what cougars the animals have supremacy. A slang for women should not be the first thing in mind.

RobertW
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January 22, 2012 10:02 am

So glad you said that… Now I can start referring to barry as cottontop! oh wait, just did some more research, i really gotta stop doing knee-jerk comments.

oh, I’m not gonna call the ‘bummer cottontop, cuz i’d hate to denigrate this creature:

I think that’s a beautiful pic.

KimmyQueen
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January 22, 2012 10:36 am

LOL I know women aht have those hairstyles.

RobertW
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January 20, 2012 1:26 pm

Oh well, that explains it. They’re just being catty.

sa_rose
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sa_rose
January 20, 2012 9:49 pm

Mee OWWW!

drb
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drb
January 20, 2012 4:24 pm

lol…exactly…now then, should one “mmmeeooww” or pppuuuuuurrrrrrrrr?

RobertW
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January 20, 2012 4:38 pm

um, not right meow, i’ve gotta do some struttin’ ’bout.

don’t go ‘way meow, hear?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNQazP-wdj4

meow that’s rock a billy! got some blues goin on in there.

RobertW
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January 20, 2012 4:46 pm

meow obviously drb, when I play that song I have a very healthy self-image. in meow head… the real image of meow dancin’ is more along the lines of this here video.

meow let me know what you think after this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRJ4wHqDbRo

drb
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drb
January 20, 2012 5:17 pm
RobertW
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January 20, 2012 5:35 pm

k, how did you know that I think Michele P. is like pinacle for celebrity crushes for me.

sigh… dangerous minds… she was bad as marine 🙂 fmr jarhead i mean.

ladyhawke of course was where i first fell, lo decades agon.

flashingscotsman
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January 21, 2012 3:52 pm

Meow, or purr, either way. As long as it’s in my ear.

RobertW
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January 20, 2012 5:52 pm
drb
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drb
January 20, 2012 5:41 pm

i’m puuurrrceptive like that. 😉

RobertW
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January 20, 2012 5:00 pm

anymeow, i trust you’ve had time to look at both vids and enjoy the musica caliente!
i’m over 1 full day no sleep, so likely i’ll be freely associating….. meow where was i? oh yes. I prefer easy on the sounds long as they not forced…. I like my cat’s stealthy and silent. cat’s paw ish type even. and leopards are the coolest felines ever in the entire world… meow don’t get me wrong, ALL catz rulz and dawgz drulz. but lep’s are da best!

🙂

meow count 11. 😀

flashingscotsman
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January 20, 2012 3:47 pm

And of course, they’re not all drunk.

RobertW
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January 20, 2012 1:11 pm

“… younger men.” Well, that lets me out.

PsychoDad
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PsychoDad
January 20, 2012 7:22 am

Yup.

flashingscotsman
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January 20, 2012 8:34 am

I know some cougars that aren’t offended at all.

RobertW
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January 20, 2012 6:58 am

Bailey said Corner Canyon’s close proximity to BYU was another reason to use the Charger.

um, i’m confused, a chevy volt charger???

ooddballz
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ooddballz
January 20, 2012 6:25 am

Just read the article. Sounds like the school board already made up their minds what the mascot was going to be and shoved it down the students throats.

Mascot care anyone?

PsychoDad
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PsychoDad
January 20, 2012 6:18 am

Ha! Just saw this over on Yahoo and was gonna send it in or make some mention of it.

Personally, I think “Badgers” is an offensive name because it is demeaning to badgers.

And let’s not overlook the dog-whistle, coded, subtle racism of “Ravens” either.

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