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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

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Oct 2, 2012
 
DEAR READERS: If you like the way things are going, vote. If you don't like the way things are going, vote. If you have never voted before, vote.(Don't be embarrassed by your ignorance -- when you get there, they'll show you how.)

If you're not registered to vote and don't know where to register, contact the League of Women Voters, your county registrar's office or your secretary of state's office for details. All are listed in your phone directory or online. The deadlines for registering vary from state to state.

Don't let anything -- or anybody -- keep you from voting on Tuesday, Nov. 6. It may be the most important thing you will do all year.

DEAR ABBY: I have been dating a divorced woman for four years. She said in the beginning that she had very little sexual experience because her former husband "had problems," but decided after the divorce to find out what she was missing. She hasn't discussed this in detail, but once in a while she lets out little snippets of information that lead me to believe she was active.

Do I have a right, now that we're engaged, to know how many partners she had since the divorce? She's being evasive about it.-- WONDERING WIDOWER

DEAR WONDERING: No, you do not have that "right," because if she answers the question, your next questions will be what are their names, how many times did she sleep with them and were they better than you are in bed. Sometimes it is wiser to leave the past in the past and simply appreciate the special relationship you have with the person you love.

DEAR ABBY: "Webbed in Columbia, Md." wondered what kind of spider went up the waterspout (July 8). Well, it depends on the location of that spout. Waterspouts in England, Australia (and I'm guessing Canada) attract spiders that are "incy wincy." American waterspouts are climbed by "itsy bitsy" spiders.(And at this time of year we see really big ones.)

Between English-speaking countries there are also slightly different lyrics for "The Wheels on the Bus" and "Ring Around the Rosie." Because my hubby and I are from opposite sides of the Atlantic "pond," our son is learning multiple versions of many things.-- SUNKISSED IN HOUSTON

DEAR SUNKISSED: Readers young and old responded to that letter, and you are correct that it depends upon which side of the pond you hail from. In the United States, it's also "teensy weensy" and "itty bitty." In Switzerland, it's "inky dinky." And then there was the following submission:

DEAR ABBY: The confusion may stem from "Webbed's" family members having confused the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" poem (song) with the "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" song. The spider song I learned in school and the bikini song I heard when my dad belted it out. It made us all laugh. Thanks for the memories.-- KAREN IN RENO, NEV.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

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Oct 2, 2012
 

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1- Can men contact the League of Women Voters? Vote, just be sure to vote Republican!

2- I disagree that info will lead to your follow up questions, Abs. A person has every right to know the number of partners their potential life-mate has had.

3- I had spiders for breakfast.

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Oct 2, 2012
 
Vote, by all means

No- she was not a virgin when you met her and unless you seriously suspect her of having had sex for money,it doesn't matter. One of the more experienced men I ever encountered probably had had the fewest partners

Baby Beluga in the deep blue sea....

“I Am Mine”

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Oct 2, 2012
 
LW1: And what will that information do for you? Will the number change your decision to be engaged?

What Abby said.

LW2: WTF?

LW3: WTF?

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Oct 2, 2012
 

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L1: Boring.

L2: It's none of your business.

L3: go to hell.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

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Oct 2, 2012
 
edogxxx wrote:
3- I had spiders for breakfast.
This made me chuckle when I first read it a couple of hours ago. It just made me chuckle again when I re-read it.

Keep 'em coming!

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Oct 2, 2012
 

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LW1: "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."

Winston Churchill

LW2: While I wouldn’t be as preoccupied about it as you and fail to see why it is so important, I think you have the right to want to know this. I also think she has the right not to tell you.

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Oct 2, 2012
 
j_m_w wrote:
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This made me chuckle when I first read it a couple of hours ago. It just made me chuckle again when I re-read it.
Keep 'em coming!
You realize you have just asked Edog to bug you?

Since: Jun 09

Madison, WI

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1: Really, Abby? Voting will be the most important thing you do all year? As much contempt as I have for the right-wing, I really don't think it's gonna matter for much of anything. The corrupt political machine will keep turning to benefit the wealthy and powerful regardless of whom we elect.

2: You have the right to ask, and she has the right to tell you or not.

3: Why does this matter? Don't most of us just make schit up to entertain our kids? Don't these things just keep evolving?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

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Oct 2, 2012
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>You realize you have just asked Edog to bug you?
Could be a hairy proposition. Might make her skin crawl.

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Oct 2, 2012
 
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1: Really, Abby? Voting will be the most important thing you do all year?
Hah! I skipped over her voting commercial. But that's funny.

What'd you do last year?

I got married.
I had a baby.
I got my degree.
I saved a life.
I paid off all my debt.
I built a log cabin.

I voted. Yeah. This seems like the most important thing.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

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Oct 2, 2012
 
L1: I think breathing has been the most important thing I've done all year. And Winston Churchill is the man.

L2: You don't have the right to know. But you do have the right to break off the engagement if she doesn't tell you. But if you don't, don't be a pouty b1tch about it. She loves you.

L3: What the actual feck?

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

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Oct 2, 2012
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>You realize you have just asked Edog to bug you?
He's doing a good job so far!
:)

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

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Oct 2, 2012
 
I don't think this PSA will do sh!t, Abby. But nice try.

LW1: You love her for who she is now, and those past lovers helped make her that person. Try and remember that next time you want to grill her about her exploits.

LW2: It's "itsy bitsy" and I don't want to hear any more argument about it!

:D
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Oct 2, 2012
 

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"Don't let anything -- or anybody -- keep you from voting on Tuesday, Nov. 6." Not the lack of a valid registration, not the poll workers, not the police that the poll workers called in -- don't let anyone or anything stop you. Pull out a gun and take hostages if you have to, but vote.

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Oct 2, 2012
 
Froggy wrote:
"Don't let anything -- or anybody -- keep you from voting on Tuesday, Nov. 6." Not the lack of a valid registration, not the poll workers, not the police that the poll workers called in -- don't let anyone or anything stop you. Pull out a gun and take hostages if you have to, but vote.
Oh, we don't have to go to those extremes. You are posting on the Chicago Forum, you know.

Exageration for the purpose of making a point, noted

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Oct 2, 2012
 

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Froggy wrote:
"Don't let anything -- or anybody -- keep you from voting on Tuesday, Nov. 6." Not the lack of a valid registration, not the poll workers, not the police that the poll workers called in -- don't let anyone or anything stop you. Pull out a gun and take hostages if you have to, but vote.
You are preaching to the choir. In Chicago, being 6 feet under won't even stop you from voting. We vote early and often and have it down to a science.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

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Oct 2, 2012
 
1 Dont care, the aliens are really in control

2 Grow up! If she's good in bed, then thank the guys who taught her.

3 WTF?
Sam I Am

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1. Were you a virgin before you met her? No? Then shut up. You have been dating for 4 years, so advising you both to get tested is a waste of time.

2. Abby, if this is the kind of junk you are going to start publishing, please just retire.
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LW 2: Don't ask her, go ask the guys at the local bars and bowling ally.

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