Some people just looove talking. Like your auntie Betsie who just created a FB account and floods it with posts on chemtrails, or that entitled anti-masker who believes wearing a face covering impinges on their rights. Or many other loud ones on social media who can’t miss a chance to spread some misinformation on drinking bleach to prevent COVID-19. 

But the world is the place of karma, and if there’s yin, there’s always yang. That means that if you throw some nonsense out there into the world, it may come back and hit you like a boomerang. 

To show you how it works in practice, Bored Panda compiled a mesmerizing collection from the witty subreddit called “Murdered By Words.” It’s a prominent corner of the internet entirely devoted to put-downs, comebacks, and counter-arguments.

#1

Shots Fired, Two Men Down

Shots Fired, Two Men Down

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martin734
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1 month ago

This should be higher.

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#2

I'm Gonna Take The Surgeon's Side On This One

I'm Gonna Take The Surgeon's Side On This One

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postboredom
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1 month ago

This anonymous person agrees

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#3

Disabled Parking Should Only Be Valid During Business Hours 9 To 5

Disabled Parking Should Only Be Valid During Business Hours 9 To 5

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Jayne Kyra
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1 month ago

Sounds like something a werewolf would say...

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Being in an argument, whether voluntarily or not, is one of the most emotionally draining situations you can get yourself into. It raises your blood pressure, and you may feel trapped by the opponent trying to prove their point no matter what.

It gets even more frustrating when the person you’re arguing with is proving a point that, in your eyes, doesn’t make any sense to begin with. Whether it’s anti-maskers, anti-vaxers, flat-earthers, or conspiracy theorists, anyone can have their own opinion, but as such, everyone can stand up for their own beliefs.

Luckily, there’re some tricks you should know to winning an argument. According to Susan Krauss Whitbourne, a professor emerita of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, you should start by knowing your facts.

“How many times have you made a claim about some piece of trivia only to realize, as soon as you’ve made that claim, that you’re completely wrong?” Such a situation doesn’t lead you anywhere and gives your opponent a straight shot to winning.

#4

Now Sit Your Ass Down, Stefan.

Now Sit Your Ass Down, Stefan.

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Chrissie M.
Community Member
1 month ago

Gentlemen. You don't give birth. Sit down when abortion is discussed.

Anxious Pansexual Nightmare
Community Member
1 month ago

Opinions about abortion are like nipples. Everyone has them, women’s are more relevant, and all you ever see are men’s

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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
1 month ago

my cousin Kelly retired from Royal Canadian Air Force as a Lieutenant-General after 35 years. even retired, she walks into a Room, every man in the room will stand..

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
1 month ago

Damn right. That’s how it should be, the rank because of your ability and leadership, not because of how you look or your gender

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Stille20
Community Member
1 month ago

And when was the last time we had a draft? 1976... your argument is from 1976.

Cupcakezzz
Community Member
1 month ago

Btw never tell a women to sit down and shut up. I watched my dad talk to my mom like that and constantly shutting her down. I don’t let any guy to that to me, because it made my mom feel worthless, and I do NOT want to feel worthless.

BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

I salute you, Colonel.

Hooked
Community Member
1 month ago

Wham ! You go girl..uh....Colonel Ma'am.... !

Mignon Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

I SALUTE YOU Col.Olson 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Banjo Peppers
Community Member
1 month ago

War affects women even without them being drafted or being allowed to join the army.

Maria Roberts
Community Member
1 month ago

Women have been dealing with this crap for centuries.

Peter Bear
Community Member
1 month ago

You tell 'em, Ma'am.

BusLady
Community Member
1 month ago

@Stefan: Stand when Colonel Olson enters the room.

chillchillpill
Community Member
1 month ago

BURN!

Lyra Fortune
Community Member
1 month ago

She means burn as in the comeback, not burn in hell. Stop downvoting.

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Bill
Community Member
1 month ago

Add women to the draft. If things are bad enough to enact the draft, we need all the talent and boots onthe ground that we can get.

Lydia Coy
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Yes. Gents sit yo ass down and give a strong gurl power bitch

Truth Monster
Community Member
1 month ago

Women shouldn't be exempt from the draft. Also politicians should stop getting us into every. goddamn. war.

Lu
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes because war has solved sooo many problems.

El Dee
Community Member
1 month ago

Because I have a daughter I'm glad women can't be drafted but now I have a grandson my opinion is starting to shift..

Karin Jansen
Community Member
1 month ago

Why can't women be drafted? Isn't that idea a little outdated by now..

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Julia King
Community Member
3 weeks ago

To all the assholes saying that "It takes a man to impregnate a woman so the men should have a say in abortion" that is BS. If a 12 year old girl is raped by a man and gets pregnant and decides to abort, does the rapist get to say "Hold up, that's my kid, you cant do that" NO HE DOESN'T. And actually, abortion saves lives! If the mother is going to die because of birth and the kid is going to die anyway, should the mother be forced to die slowly and painfully because a few selfish misogynists can't get their heads out of their asses? What the hell has this country come to? Thank god Biden was elected to fix disasters like this! I'm 15 years old, yet I understand more about basic human rights than people like BJ SULLY. Sorry, I see these types of arguments and debates waaaaay too much on BP and I had to vent. But seriously wtf.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 month ago

YES!!!!!!!

Rustyn Birch
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Stop drafting ANYONE. Stop having wars. Evolve already!

Sarcasm101
Community Member
1 month ago

Ladies all around the world listen up I’m lookin for recruits If you with me, lemme see your hands Stand up and salute Get your killer heels, sneakers, pumps or lace up your boots Representing all the women, salute, salute. SALUTE: little Mix

Lunar Owo Potato
Community Member
1 month ago

Y.E.S.

Elizabeth VanDyke
Community Member
1 month ago

Not everyone has to be forced to serve their country; drafted. Some people actually volunteer and are proud to do so.

Ryan Yokoi
Community Member
1 month ago

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Kitty Twinkle
Community Member
1 month ago

Shut your mouths, people, and only speak when your head is not clearly still in the 1900s

All Lives Matter
Community Member
1 month ago

YAS QUEEN!

Bernd Herbert
Community Member
1 month ago

Because, as we all know from every war that has ever happened: The only people affected by war are exclusively the (drafted) soldiers, never innocent people or civilians. Sure....

Pasion Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

Yesssssssssssssss you go girl!!!!!!!!!!

rachel carter
Community Member
1 month ago

We aren't in the freaking 1900s anymore...

Si
Community Member
1 month ago

No draft without representation.

Mark Wlodarczak
Community Member
1 month ago

sanders?

Mike Kozubski
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1 month ago

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She wasn't drafted though, and that was the point of his comments. So while I get why she is triggered and replied, her reply misses the point and is irrelevant to what he said. Sorry, this one doesn't fit the title, he was nit shut down. And this actually makes her look silly as she is just triggered and not replying to his point. His point is stupid, but still sorry it is not a shut down. Anyone on his side will now point that out and that will be used to promote this idiots views. Come on people it's not hard to focus on a point and reply to it. Just being triggered and saying words is not a shut down..it needs to be relavant.

Darren Lewis
Community Member
1 month ago

since we don't currently have a draft in the US it is irrelevant anyway

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1 month ago

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YEAH She Wasnt Drafted, She CHOSE to Join, to show them up. Buutt He is still Right.

Marcellus the Third
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1 month ago

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By the same logic only cancer patients can decide on treatments, and their surgeons and oncologists should take a step back.

BJ SULLY
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1 month ago

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Col Olson wasn't drafted. She SHOULD sit down and shut up.

H Edwards
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1 month ago

Uh...when was the last draft?

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#5

Find A Different Career.

Find A Different Career.

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

Spot on. As a doctor, you are absolutely obliged to treat all patients the same way, regardless of age, gender, occupation, and anything else. If one is unable to do this, they simply aren't doctor material and should not be allowed to graduate.

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#6

Apparently, It's Impossible For Women To Be Smart And Beautiful At The Same Time

Apparently, It's Impossible For Women To Be Smart And Beautiful At The Same Time

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Marc
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1 month ago

I like that. All those envious little boys (yes, they are boys, not men) who can't imagine that a woman can do more than them. Unfortunately there are still too many of these narrow-minded people. This is one of the reasons why boards of directors in companies and politics are still dominated by men, and why women get less money for equal work. That is why my daughters have to fight for self-evident things every day.

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Seeing other person’s perspective may also help you in an argument. “You don’t have to agree with a foe in order to see his or her perspective,” says Susan.

“However, if you want to win an argument, you do need to be able to see the world the way your opponent does. Stepping into the mental set of those you argue with allows you to figure out what’s influencing them.”

If you figure out what’s triggering the person you’re arguing with, you can direct your focus there and showing a little empathy never hurt anybody.

#7

The Fact That He Never Removed The Post Surprises Me

The Fact That He Never Removed The Post Surprises Me

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
1 month ago

Who the heck gets in an Uber and asks about their religion? Who?

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#8

That Backfired

That Backfired

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SocksNeverMatch
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1 month ago

Doi! Oh man

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#9

Murdered By Kindness.

Murdered By Kindness.

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SocksNeverMatch
Community Member
1 month ago

That is the way to do it!

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And the third thing is to remember that “Becoming defensive is one of the worst ways to win an argument.” Letting your opponent see that you've dug into your position with no other alternatives may lift the argument from bad to ugly. Moreover, if you let the other person realize that you’re open-minded, even if you're pretending to be, the argument may resolve itself. 

#10

It's Never Just About A Cake

It's Never Just About A Cake

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago (edited)

Wow, that is absolutely disgusting.

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#11

Just Pulled The Lever To The Verbal Guillotine.

Just Pulled The Lever To The Verbal Guillotine.

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 month ago

It's the same distinction between them being blessed with a fruitful marriage, where immigrants breed like rabbits.

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#12

Mmm Spicy

Mmm Spicy

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SocksNeverMatch
Community Member
1 month ago

YES!!!!!

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#13

On A Comment Thread About UPS And USPS Workers

On A Comment Thread About UPS And USPS Workers

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

People that are condescending about other people's jobs are usually parasites with no job at all.

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#14

Well, When You Put It That Way...

Well, When You Put It That Way...

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
1 month ago

I like this comeback alot.

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#15

This Guy Wants All The Cake.

This Guy Wants All The Cake.

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

He really didn't think that one out.

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#16

Wise Advice!

Wise Advice!

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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1 month ago

On point.

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#17

Cut The Shit Lady. You Chose The Bathroom.

Cut The Shit Lady. You Chose The Bathroom.

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Jaded Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

She shouldn't have said gender neutral ,if she was gonna make a sexist comment. It's like god can u even read

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#18

I Love Arnold's Wholesome Murders

I Love Arnold's Wholesome Murders

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

It's funny how it's always the people with fragile egos accusing others of being snowflakes, when they themselves are visibly half melted in outrage.

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#19

If He Were Here He'd Consume These Morons With Fireballs From His Eyes And Bolts Of Lightning From His Arse

If He Were Here He'd Consume These Morons With Fireballs From His Eyes And Bolts Of Lightning From His Arse

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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I was buying a box of masks the other day, and some clown behind me (standing way too f-ing close) said to me "You dont believe all this bullsh!t about masks do you" I turned around (and accidentally smashed his shins with my cane). And told him "No I dont believe it, BUT regardless of what I believe or not, it is the right thing to do, and follow suite in what others believe" I also like shopping in certain places, and a mask is required. I am not going to stop shopping, based upon my belief. BUT if I am around other people, then it is only polite, to wear a mask.

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#20

Yellow Tape Around Her Body It's A Fucking Homicide

Yellow Tape Around Her Body It's A Fucking Homicide

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Bunny Wood
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1 month ago

Amen. Speaking from NZ and Australia I just laugh at how retarded the Americans are in this topic. Raped by your insurance companies and begging for more

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#21

Good Old Meghan Mccain

Good Old Meghan Mccain

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
1 month ago

bwhuaahah

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#22

The Ramsays Has The Best Insults

The Ramsays Has The Best Insults

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Katrin
Community Member
1 month ago

I like her!

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#23

Don't Defend Corporations, They Will Not Return The Favor

Don't Defend Corporations, They Will Not Return The Favor

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 month ago

This is a famous old case, still worth bringing up occasionally, as many people never questioned the "scamming from poor corporations" line.

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#24

Murdered By The Word Of God.

Murdered By The Word Of God.

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Katrin
Community Member
1 month ago

I googled it, it´s actually true. Love it.

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#25

That's Just How It Is Though, Isn't It?

That's Just How It Is Though, Isn't It?

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Rowlie
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1 month ago

Is there such thing as the "right" house to kill people in?

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#26

An Effortless Genocide

An Effortless Genocide

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

A lot of immigrants work in jobs that others don’t want to do, majority have come for a better life and will take what they can, they have to start their lives all over again and they are not picky like many of us westerners (especially the privileged). They often take the lower paying jobs like trolley collectors, taxi/uber drivers, food delivery drivers and fruit pickers etc. What a lot of people don’t seem to understand is that a lot of these immigrants are well educated but their qualifications mean nothing because of where they are from and studied so they have to do it all over again.

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#27

Very Strange, Indeed

Very Strange, Indeed

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah who wants to go to have a raging know-it-all bigot at a party. No thanks.

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#28

Your “Logic” Deserves A Slap In The Face

Your “Logic” Deserves A Slap In The Face

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh damn.

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#29

Homophobia Is Manmade

Homophobia Is Manmade

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
1 month ago

Thanks for the Jewish perspective! I have seen the first one so often, but the second one is a very new perspective. Thanks for the share!

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#30

Taken To School.

Taken To School.

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InstantRamenGuy
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1 month ago

she got... schooled

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#31

Murdered By Laws

Murdered By Laws

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Katrin
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, all this ethic- and law-thingies are hard.

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#32

A Better Headline

A Better Headline

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
1 month ago

I mean I am happily married even though we both lost our job in corona and now live in a church community house. Screw the idea of having kids though, they’d have to sleep on the floor of the games room or something, and I wouldn’t want anyone’s life to start out like that.

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#33

Short And To The Point

Short And To The Point

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@Daisychain
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1 month ago

And she's such a cute little girl too... :(

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#34

Murdered By Numbers?

Murdered By Numbers?

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

Ironically, some statistics show violent crime has decreased since "violent" video games becamse more popular/mainstream.

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#35

Maybe Not The First, But Definitely The Most Famous

Maybe Not The First, But Definitely The Most Famous

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

More specifically, first Innocent brown man killed publicly by a police state while his homies could only stand powerlessly and watched.

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#36

Kill Theirs Or Educate Ours?

Kill Theirs Or Educate Ours?

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

It's the same boring song that Republicans sing every time. Why invest 50 billion in education when we need that money to buy tanks and develop nuclear bombs? Because obviously having the power to destroy this entire world 5 times isn't enough....

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#37

Does It Make Sense For You Now?

Does It Make Sense For You Now?

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SocksNeverMatch
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1 month ago

freaky right!

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#38

Ain't No Right Way

Ain't No Right Way

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Christian Bradshaw
Community Member
1 month ago

Same here! Not everything is as suspicious as you people seem to think!

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#39

Is It True

Is It True

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe they think it's part of the uniform? Like typical blue/green "medical color" doesn't really do anything but it's part of the image?

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#40

The Aunt Looks Like Such A Nice Person

The Aunt Looks Like Such A Nice Person

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

When you have alcohol problems and are in a divorce but still feel entitled enough to lecture people on how they should live their life.

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#41

Roll Tide!

Roll Tide!

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Martha Meyer
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1 month ago

Lol, pretty sure that actually applies both to SA and Alabama.

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#42

I Lol'd Hard

 I Lol'd Hard

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postboredom
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1 month ago

Were they any steel toilets nearby? That would have given them a shock

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#43

Holy Hell! Call The Morgue

Holy Hell! Call The Morgue

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Yuck, why not just say your room is getting a bit stuffy and whiffy so please air it out. No need to go into such detail.

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#44

Say It Like You Mean It

Say It Like You Mean It