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Old 13 May 2008, 11:48 AM
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I think this might have been from a distant cousin of mine. He use to write the same way. He liked to use quotation marks liberally when he, well, was attacking liberals.
Meaningless quotation marks are hilarious. When I took writing classes in college and had to do peer review, we used to read people's extra-quotationy paragraphs out loud with all the appropriate emphasis to point out the problematic quotations.
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Old 18 May 2008, 10:54 PM
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Comment: Not buying gas for one day will not solve anything people will
gas up the day before or they will gas up the day after, there is only one
way to be affective and that is no one turns a key in their car truck bus
airlines will not fly trains will not run busses wont bus this will shut
down the entire country for one day if no one went to work but that won't
happen in this country many will have excuses as to why they have to go to
work yes we may be without electricty,phone tv ect but for one day who
care's that is the one and only way to wake up this country
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Old 18 May 2008, 11:17 PM
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Those two lonely commas should get together and form a union in order to seek better working conditions.

On the other hand maybe all the other punctuation, the multiple exclamation marks and questions marks, the incorrectly quotation marks, the excess semi-colons and full stops, have gone out on strike because of overcrowding - leaving those two strike breaking scabs alone on the shop floor.

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Old 21 May 2008, 08:37 PM
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Comment: So,,DID YOU CONTACT THOSE " COMMIES"" @ ABC

REGARDING THE " NO FLAGS PLEASE"""WERE AMERICAN " ??

LET US KNOW WHAT THOSE "MORONS" HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT..
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Old 21 May 2008, 08:38 PM
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Don't you kind of defeat your purpose when you call someone a moron but enclose the word within quotation marks?

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Old 21 May 2008, 08:40 PM
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Don't you kind of defeat your purpose when you call someone a moron but enclose the word within quotation marks?
It's ironic, anyway. On many levels.
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Old 06 June 2008, 10:07 PM
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Comment: Id love to know more about the Katrina problem,,,,why are the
houses not being rebuilt,,,? Does insurance cover them? If they didnt
purchase insurance, then its their fault,,,We have been hit by tornadoes
here the last few years,, but it doesnt take long to rebuilt,, if you
try,,,
They could at least clean up their lots,,,the city should make them,,,,
I feel most americans dont understand the problem here,,it seems like they
only want handouts,, but id have to know more about the situation,,please
inform us , what is going on? Thank
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Old 06 June 2008, 10:34 PM
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Comment: Id love to know more about the Katrina problem,,,,why are the
houses not being rebuilt,,,? Does insurance cover them? If they didnt
purchase insurance, then its their fault,,,We have been hit by tornadoes
here the last few years,, but it doesnt take long to rebuilt,, if you
try,,,
They could at least clean up their lots,,,the city should make them,,,,
I feel most americans dont understand the problem here,,it seems like they
only want handouts,, but id have to know more about the situation,,please
inform us , what is going on? Thank
Yet another person who can't tell hir ' from hir ,

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Old 07 September 2008, 01:46 AM
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Comment: Just to COMMENT--involving the Cuban man's EDITORIAL
LETTER- about POLITICAL YOUNG MAN TELLING ABOUT "CHANGE"
IN THE MAN'S HOME PLACE OF CUBA--PRIOR TO HIS "ESCAPE"-to USA--VIRGINIA
some things YOU HAVE STATED AND SAY YOU RESEARCHED---to my way of reading
and thinking--SOME ARE ACCURATE--and others are not fully correct--PLUS
YOU "ADD" more information and much to much EXTRAS
that SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED---NO COMMENTS SEEMED NEEDED ON the "HISTORY OF
THE POLITICAL COUNTRY OF CUBA" involving
this EDITORIAL. Yes, we have a POLITICAL RACE that is
in the PROCESS OF BEING "HISTORY" MAKING--and this should
be SUFFICIENT. NOT the POLITICS OF CUBA---for our NEWER
CITIZEN- this gentleman was letting his thoughts be published of being
PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN--in the USA.

I check your SITE--SOME ARE TRUE AND APPRECIATE WHEN THE
"BASIC FACTS" are WRITTEN-but DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL THE EXTRA INFORMATION
AND THINGS WRITTEN. In fact, I feel that these are NOT DEFINITE FACTS AND
know some are different.

May I suggest--THAT SNOPES--WITH YOUR REPUTATION--SHORTEN
YOUR-- "ADD ONS"--historical poltical knowledge facts,etc. and--JUST
RESPOND TO THE FACT "IF" THIS LETTER WAS PRINTED IN AN "EDITORIAL" AND THE
NEWS SOURCE PRINTING IT. PLUS
KEEP THIS IN FUTURE ANSWERS--FOR ALL SUBJECTS. Kind of
makes SNOPES appear they FAVOR special interest etc.

THANKS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. NO REPLY NEEDED
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Old 07 September 2008, 01:56 AM
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THANKS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. NO REPLY NEEDED
Good. My eyes are "STILL BLEEDING".
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NO REPLY NEEDED
Whew! I'm sure snopes was wondering how he was going to sleep without replying first. Thanks for letting him off the hook.
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Old 07 September 2008, 02:56 AM
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Yes, we're always so thankful when benevolent correspondents graciously afford us the option of deciding for ourselves which e-mails to answer and how best to run our own web site.
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I see Emily Dickinson has discovered Caps Lock.
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Old 13 November 2009, 01:26 AM
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Comment: What_happened_with_the_article_about_the_twin
infants_that_were_separated_and_a_nurse
_joined_them_in_an_incubator_to_help_stabilize
the_others_heart_rhythm?

P.S.excuse_the_hyphens_my_space_bar
dosen't_work
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Old 13 November 2009, 01:27 AM
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Quote:
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The other kind of bar appears to be working just fine for you, however.
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Comment: Look!?! I'm tired of you sending me lot of e-mail!?!?! If you refuse
continues stop sending me one more junk crapy mail!!?!?! I'm Showing this
to cops and FBI!!! I means it! bye!
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Old 06 September 2010, 06:06 PM
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The previous message reminds me of Charlie's diary entry in Flowers for Algernon after he learns about punctuation and immediately uses it everywhere without understanding its function.
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Old 07 September 2010, 06:29 AM
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Gollum: Master betrayed us. Wicked. Tricksy, False. We ought to wring his filthy little neck. Kill him! Kill him! Kill them both! And then we take the precious... and we be the master!
Smeagol: But the fat Hobbit, he knows. Eyes always watching.
Gollum: Then we stabs them out. Put out his eyeses, make him crawl.

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Old 04 April 2011, 06:38 PM
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Comment: If you read the US Constitution, Article II Section 1, it says
"No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United
States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be
eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible
to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five
Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."

Taken literally, NOBODY living today - is eligible to be President because
NOBODY living today was alive "at the time of the Adoption of this
Constitution." Either that, or the natural born Citizen clause cannot be
applied to candidates for presidency today.
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Comment: I recived lot,s of grant,s applcation And I want to know It,s
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