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Home - by - November 1, 2012 - 21:30 America/New_York - 78 Comments

Here’s a rant from one of our beloved readers. I think he’s pissed.

And to top it all off, WE MISSED HIS BIRTHDAY!!!

If you guys are making me a cake, you might need to bake a file into it. Because the longer I stew on it, the more I am tempted to go back downtown and “have a little chat” with the douchnozzle  cop who wrote me a $200 ticket 30 minutes into my birthday , as I was coming home from Walmart to bake my own $2.50 boxed cake! After I told the prick that I had just had to sell my boat and my kids’ 4-wheeler to pay off the last ticket and get my licence restored because I can’t afford to get my only freakin car fixed so it will pass their GD inspection racket… because every time I start getting close, some asshole cop writes me another fucking round of tickets and puts me right back in the hole again!!! So then this MFer leaves me sitting on the side of the road for 30 minutes knowing my walmart ice cream is melting in the car, so he can wait for his buddy to bring him another printer cartridge to print my GD tickets!!!  And to top it off this motherfucker smirks at me and says, …Happy BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!   Today is the day I may very well snap.  I’ve about had my fill of this “Law-abiding citizen”  bee ess!  The more I try to do the right thing, the more I get kicked in the balls by some no-neck  Roid-Rager trying to overcompensate for his midget manhood!!!

» 78 Comments

  1. Debbie

    November 1st, 2012

    Yikes! I think I’ll just stay here in Podunk, SD, where we aren’t harassed with inspections and outrageous registration fees. BTW…happy birthday, whoever you are!

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  2. PearlClutcher

    November 1st, 2012

    Happy Belated Birthday to whomever posted this rant!
    Positive thoughts to you.

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  3. Tony R

    November 1st, 2012

    Or…you could do like everyone else and obey the effing law. Just saying.

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  4. Unruly Refugee

    November 1st, 2012

    “Happy Birthday” ain’t gonna fix that. You see any rubberneckers while you were being harassed?

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  5. norman einstein

    November 1st, 2012

    I think I know who this is, and I truly feel for him.

    Sorry about your run-in with the cop, especially on your birthday…that really sucks.
    But you did the right thing by venting to BFH instead of making things worse with the law.

    Belated Happy Birthday, and things WILL get better.
    Starting next Tuesday!

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  6. eternal cracker p

    November 1st, 2012

    $200 for what? My last ticket was 65 bucks and I was reckless driving 88 mph in a 55.

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  7. Mr. Happy

    November 1st, 2012

    Most cops these days suck.
    They are no longer “public” servants but the enforcement and collections arm of the DMV.
    I have little respect for most of them, as they are just another municipal employee sucking up my tax dollars.

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  8. reddecaesari

    November 1st, 2012

    happy birthday. ok to rant with your friends.
    hard enough to make ends meet with the status quo but i plan a huge party for you and all your friends next week. your gift? a new president!

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  9. Ricky

    November 1st, 2012

    Oh, don’t feel bad, they forgot my birthday 5 weeks ago. I guess we’re just not part of their clique yet.
    As for the police, your an easy target, they’ve got your number..they know your name.. and the car you drive… you sir are a target.. you might as well paint a bulls-eye on the back of your bumper.
    don’t believe me..start viewing arrest bookings online..they keep busting the same ones over and over again.

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  10. Serious Putty

    November 1st, 2012

    I can’t personally vouch for the effectiveness, but according to Country Dick Montana, the formula is:
    ” Listen officer, I know you’re a little peeved, and I’m sorry about that chunk I just blew on your sleeve, but I’ve already got a DUI, so why don’t you just leave me alone, you…etc.”

    You’re welcome.

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  11. FreeMan & Sarah Voting Early & Often

    November 1st, 2012

    HBD Grayscape?

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  12. hanoverfist

    November 1st, 2012

    “I just want to go home”

    -Falling Down

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  13. hanoverfist

    November 1st, 2012

    @FreeMan & Sarah Voting Early & Often

    Or Menderman.

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  14. Edith McCrotch

    November 1st, 2012

    Happy Birthday Racist!!!

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  15. hanoverfist

    November 1st, 2012

    Stymies Baby Sitter?

    Cant be Ralph,
    He dont drive.

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  16. Stanley

    November 1st, 2012

    Simple solution, Don’t eat cake.

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  17. old_oaks

    November 1st, 2012

    It sounds like another nanny inspection state, I hope Illinois doesn’t try to pull this shit.

    Just because a muffler is a little rusty or there’s a bubble in a unibody, the vehicle is not any less safe than a freaking NEW CAR.

    Which is what they want in the end.

    More liberal harassment because they simply don’t like the way something looks!

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  18. Menderman

    November 1st, 2012

    Happy Birthday Moe Tom!

    (just my guess)

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  19. Bad Brad

    November 1st, 2012

    It’s sound like the mystery man lives in Cali.

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  20. old_oaks

    November 1st, 2012

    Or NY among many other eastern states with “inspections.”

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  21. mizdoolally

    November 1st, 2012

    Poor soul….he probably could have bought a different car with all the tickets he has paid.

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  22. Menderman

    November 1st, 2012

    It ain’t my BD….but now that you mention it, mine has never neen mentioned…since 2009….but who cares…I’ll be 50 soon, and the reminders are well…just reminders of how old I am getting.

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  23. Sadie

    November 1st, 2012

    Birthdays suck!

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  24. FreeMan & Sarah Voting Early & Often

    November 1st, 2012

    Yes, maybe Moe, sounds like him at church.

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  25. Bad Brad

    November 1st, 2012

    I need to get my diesel smogged now in Cali. They don’t know how to check them, the criteria is rev it up and see if it blow, here’s the kicker, to much smoke by the judgement of whom ever. $90.00 please. I feel for the mystery man.

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  26. Edith McCrotch

    November 1st, 2012

    @ Menderman…

    Better start on that testosterone regimen NOW..don’t wait past 50 ’cause male menopause sucks….it happened to me sorta slow and creepy which was fitting because I too am slow and creepy.

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  27. Menderman

    November 1st, 2012

    When I get up, I just hope to see one more sunset.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jE6KCKizFg&feature=g-like
    ..

    That is my Green F-250 in this vid. Next, I drove the 10 miles down the beach back home…sipping chilly pops…

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  28. Menderman

    November 1st, 2012

    I’m going bald…doesn’t that mean I have plenty of testosterone?

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  29. mkultra

    November 1st, 2012

    If the reader wants to publish his/her paypal info or some other way to help him/her out, I’d be happy to pitch in. I’ll bet others would help out too.

    Happy Birthday, my patriot friend. Whoever you are.

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  30. FreeMan & Sarah Voting Early & Often

    November 1st, 2012

    OT, can we all get an empty chair avatar for Tuesday?

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  31. Edith McCrotch

    November 1st, 2012

    I second the motion only paypal wants your bank info.

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  32. Menderman

    November 1st, 2012

    I am not changing my Avatar until all our people are back from Afghanistan.

    My best bud will be back 11-11 for two weeks. I haven’t seen him since May. He was probably with me in that sunset vid I posted….

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  33. Bad Brad

    November 1st, 2012

    Menderman,
    “I’m going bald…doesn’t that mean I have plenty of testosterone?”

    I’ve posted this here before on deaf ears. But I throw this one at ya in case you decide to try it. Go to GNC, time released DHEA, and Tribulus. Do some research. I know it works cause when I consistently take it, I feel pretty frisky. And, it’s cheap.

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  34. john

    November 1st, 2012

    Happy BD. Did you video the encounter with the PO?

    What’s wrong with this picture?

    Police are allowed in some circumstances to install hidden surveillance cameras on private property without obtaining a search warrant, a federal judge said yesterday (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57542510-38/court-oks-warrantless-use-of-hidden-surveillance-cameras/).

    When the situation is reversed:

    In early April, state police officers raided Graber’s parents’ home in Abingdon, Md. They confiscated his camera, computers and external hard drives. Graber was indicted for allegedly violating state wiretap laws by recording the trooper without his consent (http://abcnews.go.com/US/TheLaw/videotaping-cops-arrest/story?id=11179076#.UJLXzXK5-Ew).

    And:

    The family of a New Jersey teenager is suing a local police department claiming officers arrested the boy simply because he was videotaping a confrontation with cops (http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=8826452).

    And:

    Narces Benoit, who shot this film on his cell phone camera, was arrested by police at the end of the incident. The video survived, after Benoit hid a small memory chip in his mouth, he told CNN.

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  35. mickey_moussaoui

    November 1st, 2012

    Today was my B-Day too. Celebrated by going to Obama rally and flipping that Fu@ker off.

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  36. Nutjob

    November 1st, 2012

    Dear beloved reader, happy birthday, and hope your luck starts taking a turn for the better, Nov 7th should be a good start.

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  37. GruntOfMonteCristo

    November 1st, 2012

    Happy BD Racist or Grayscape or Moe Tom or whoever. Don’t listen to the idiots tellin’ you that you had it coming because you weren’t “obeying the law.” Which law is that, exactly? The one that says you have to remember not to instinctively remove your seatbelt during a routine traffic stop lest the cop wrongly perceive you weren’t wearing it and ticket you? Or any of the thousands of other ways that you can be arrested and your life ruined or taken away entirely during a stop? In Colorado right now, there’s an epidemic of unjust DUI arrests of people way under the insanely low limit, and there’s nothing anybody can do about it. The DMV has some kind of KGB cabal running it right now. I feel your pain, brother. It’s times like this, when people are broke, and that $150 ticket for not bringing your wheels to a total, excruciatingly final stop at the red sign, can really drive people over the edge. And Tony R? You’re a shithead.

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  38. Bad Brad

    November 1st, 2012

    Freeman, you might consider do the chair thing now. Just preying. I’m mean just saying.

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  39. Menderman

    November 1st, 2012

    Um, Bad Brad, me “feeling frisky” is not a problem and it is usless unless Menderwoman is on the same page…does it work on wives?

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  40. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    November 1st, 2012

    Happy Birthday guys!

    Hey Ricky! <– had to. lol.

    Anyway, some of the folks who had bdays mentioned on iotw in the past were because of me being their friend on facebook, been long time iotw buds with me, or because I know them personally.[Or all of the above] I email the bday heads up to iotw. Sometimes they get posted, sometimes they don't. Thems the breaks.

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  41. Menderman

    November 1st, 2012

    I figured BFH had a massive spread sheet on all the readerss that fill out his friendly surveys…

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  42. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    November 1st, 2012

    LOL. He never asked for birthdays, did he? lolol
    Because mine is in April. Just sayin’.

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  43. Bad Brad

    November 1st, 2012

    Menderman, That’s not what she told me. LOL . Yea, I’m an asshole. Good for you. File it in the memory banks. It’ll come in handy some day. Here’s the way it works. When you stop wanting it, she’s gonna freaken demand it. Go figure.

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  44. Lisl

    November 1st, 2012

    Uffff, sometimes sh*t phases of time happen even when obeying the law. Hopefully this one, too, shall pass QUICKLY! And maybe Tony R won’t ever have it happen that he makes mistakes that rack up one after the other and affect him adversely and no one will dump grief on him because he is human and feeling the strain during tough times.

    Hey! I’ll bake you some brownies tomorrow! Friday night, brownies and milk! Yeahhh!!!!!! Check back same bat time tomorrow! (Except maybe a few hours later for you…we’re four behind EC.)

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

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  45. Angrymike

    November 1st, 2012

    Im guessing Racist, since he didn’t comment, well happy birthday old son, been there done that with the Leo’s, fuck em, and get on with life. Once your off their radar your good to go……..Believe me…….;)

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  46. Menderman

    November 1st, 2012

    We been together 20+ years…all is good in Menderland! Tuesday was her 29th birthday (wink)…I bought her a new cast iron skillet…my head broke the last one.

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  47. moarkdave

    November 1st, 2012

    I am sorry for the bad Birthday that you had. I remember your post from the other day. It has been rough all the way around for a lot of us. The good news is that once Barko Bama is sent to Hawaii and President Romney starts correcting the problems, then the economy will drastically improve.
    I have no advice for the ticket or problems there, only sympathy. Keep your cool and press ahead, it will get better and everything will improve.
    The cops seem to be be trying to get as much money from everyone that they can. The more money they bring in, the more it helps their city budgets and payrolls (and their retirements too get paid out of these funds).

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  48. copper

    November 1st, 2012

    Sounds like he might have met an Illinois State (Seatbelt) Police. Sorry Buddy!

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  49. Tuesday

    November 1st, 2012

    Freeman: I am not an empty chair. Love, Tuesday :)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ? Have a better day tomorrow.

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  50. Moe tom

    November 1st, 2012

    Menderman. Good guess. I was 71 on 10/25/12. Thank you all and likewise. I almost lost Mrs. Moe and daughter Moe on 10/29/12 at 9.30 pm when a huge tree chashed to the ground on my lawn. Missed the house by a mere six feet. I thank God for devine interference.

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  51. Moe tom

    November 1st, 2012

    crashed, and I mean crashed.

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  52. Menderman

    November 1st, 2012

    Glad you are safe and another year older Moe Tom…and that tree missing is all that matters!

    Happy belated Birfday!

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  53. PearlClutcher

    November 1st, 2012

    @ Moe, I too will give thanks to God for the divine interference that spared you and your family!~
    Blessings and a Happy Belated Birthday to you.

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  54. Bad Brad

    November 1st, 2012

    Happy BIRTHDAY TOM. Would of baked you something nice if I knew. Well actually I would sent ya something to drink so we could always be on the same page. LOL.

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  55. ACME avatar tester

    November 1st, 2012

    Barry says Happy Birthday. Send me some smokes and call my lawyer.

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  56. KMM

    November 1st, 2012

    Dr. Big Fur Hat
    Therapist, specializing in Anger Management through Art Therapy

    (requesting a therapy picture for this person’s birthday & wellbeing, and your readers’ entertainment!)

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  57. Unruly Refugee

    November 2nd, 2012

    @Moe tom

    Happy Birthday Moe tom. I had no idea you had that many years behind you. Your comments are always youthful and entertaining.

    What the hell state do you live in where they harass the elders like that? I’ll write the governor a nasty letter.

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  58. RANDO

    November 2nd, 2012

    The older I get, the better I was.
    Also,
    The older I get, the smarter my Dad was.

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  59. RANDO

    November 2nd, 2012

    P.S. Happy birthday hothead.

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  60. Claudia

    November 2nd, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Moe Tom! And thank God your family is safe! And it’s even more praiseworthy that the tree didn’t crash into your house and cause more damage than just to clear the tree away!

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  61. FreeMan & Sarah Voting Early & Often

    November 2nd, 2012

    So Moe, how was the cake?

    Happy Birthday

    Your motto is right out of that song.
    ” I fought the law and the law won”

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  62. FreeMan & Sarah Voting Early & Often

    November 2nd, 2012

    On the chair thing, since B.O. Is gay I was looking for a photo of one upside down, you know, so it will seat 4.

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  63. 99th Squad Leader

    November 2nd, 2012

    I sympathize with the guy who wrote that rant because I got a speeding ticket on my birthday a while back. Over only 5 miles! Cop wouldn’t give me a break either.

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  64. Jack Daniels

    November 2nd, 2012

    Just read this now..

    Sorry to hear about the crap you had put up with on your birthday Moe.

    71?! I never would have guessed. Like Unruly, I thought you were younger based on your posts!

    Happy belated birthday!…rather strange to say, since it was obviously not a happy day.

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  65. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 2nd, 2012

    @ Moe Tom – Rath Dé ort!

    ———-

    My birthday’s in January and I’ll be happy if my first Social Security check doesn’t bounce.

    GO MITT!

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  66. Stirrin the B.S.

    November 2nd, 2012

    Happy belated b-day Mr. Tom. Maybe you started a contest by revealing your age – guess iOTW commenters’ age. Afterall, sometimes there is a carnival atmosphere here. ;)

    Oh and btw, glad your family (and house) missed that tree.

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  67. LadyGun12

    November 2nd, 2012

    Racist, I would wish you a happy belated birthday, but it sounds like one you would rather forget. I’m sorry you’re going through so much right now. Here’s hoping things start to get much better for everyone in January.

    Moe Tom: Happy birthday, for fook’s sake!

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  68. Racist

    November 2nd, 2012

    Hey yall thanks for the kind words of encouragement. Fuck you Tony! Happy Birthday Moe Tom, ya old goat! I do apologize for my unrestrained tongue, I know I shouldn’t use language like that (and I rarely do vocally), but the Devil got the better of me on that day! I turned 40 in WalMart buying a cake mix, and getting fussed at by an old man because I stepped around the cone to grab a can of pineapple that was just out of reach on a blocked off aisle! But the cop sent me over the edge! I DO try very hard to obey the law, even the ones I disagree with and think are as anti-American as Obama, because if we don’t have Rule of Law we don’t have anything. But sometimes compliance with ridiculous “Nanny State” regulations, (for our own good because we’re too stupid to manage our own lives!), can sometimes just become physically or financially impossible. And levying hundreds of dollars of fines and court costs on a man because he’s unable to pay the fees associated with regulation compliance for Laws that are supposed to be for our own good, IS JUST ASS-BACKWARD LIBERALISM!!! If I’d had $200 that wasn’t already budgeted for other necessities, I would have replaced the O2-sensors that triggered my “Check Engine” light and then I would have gotten the damn inspection so that I could renew the damn registration! It’s all a big ass racket designed to generate cash for State and Local govts! Just like those stupid Seat-Belt Laws!!! Grrrrrrr!!!! There I go again… Breathe George Breathe….
    Okay, I’m better now. Oh yeah did I mention that after 3 solid months of almost ZERO business, near the end of what has been by far the worst year I’ve ever had since I went in business 14 yrs ago, a week before my B-Day my phone starts to ring that Saturday and I have 3 jobs lined up and ready to go Monday morning… Then on my way to church the next monring… MY FREAKING TRUCK MOTOR BLOWS UP!!! I swear, I’ve had this sting of incredibly “bad luck” that is just relentless!!! I have gone from relating to Saul/Paul and King David to feeling like Job! I have to continue to trust that God has a plan for my life, and that he’s allowing me to go through these things because they will benefit me in the long run. But it gets hard to see sometimes and the devil never misses a beat… He’s like Rahm and Obama, He never “lets a crisis go to waste”!!! But I know who is in control, and it sure ain’t him or me!
    And THANK YOU guys for offering to “pitch in” and send me your hard earned money through Pay-Pal. I am truly humbled and honored to be part of such a great bunch as our IOTW family. There have been some dark days recently when I secretly wished for that very thing… But I couldn’t do that…(not yet anyway). I have been battling depression and lost a lot of self-confidence. I NEED to be able to pull myself back up and be a man again. I WILL get up and dust myself off and get myself out of this ditch! I’ll make it. I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me!!! This too shall pass.

    Just don’t forget my birthday next year!!!
    Hey guess what… 4 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!

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  69. LadyGun12

    November 2nd, 2012

    Just to be sure–your birthday is 11/1, right? :-)

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  70. Team America

    November 2nd, 2012

    Happy belated Birthday Racist. I know thru reading your posts over the past year or so you are going thru a rough time. My prayers are with you. Sing with me….”Always look on the bright side of life…(whistle)….). Love you.

    Happy belated birthday to Moe Tom. Glad you and your family are ok.

    @Menderman – are you a fellow Scorpion like me? My b-day is this weekend and I’m celebrating a Romney victory.

    BTW – if I remember correctly, this is birthday month of BFH. I think he’s another fellow scorp.

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  71. Melody

    November 2nd, 2012

    Happy birthday to ________ Happy birthday dear_____
    Happy birthday to you. And many more.

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  72. LadyGun12

    November 2nd, 2012

    It’s my birthday month too–19th.

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  73. sablegsd

    November 2nd, 2012

    Paypal did an unauthorized e-check out of my account while I was waiting for the money I transferred to clear. Said I did it, end of story. It’s closed now and they and ebay can suck each other till the end of time.

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  74. Menderman

    November 2nd, 2012

    @Team America..I’m Pices…

    and “DOH!” I would have sworn it was Moe Tom and not Racist George!

    @ Racist, hold on, you will pass the test. Good always conquers evil…

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  75. Racist

    November 3rd, 2012

    Hey, I just realized Fur called me “beloved”!!! Awww, I beloved you too Fur!

    (Rush speaking in background) “is it wrooong for a man to love another man?)

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  76. Lisl

    November 3rd, 2012

    Racist, here’s the brownies I promised you!!! Hope your day went better today and have a wonderful weekend. :)

    https://twitter.com/LislAK/status/264615603392884736/photo/1

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  77. Lisl

    November 3rd, 2012

    Oh, and….Happy belated birthday!!!!!!

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  78. Snowball the Sourpuss

    November 3rd, 2012

    Hang tough, Racist. Whenever I’m feeling lost and adrift, I always remember that though I may not believe in God, He always believes in me.

    Sorry you had to sell your boat. That’s rough.

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