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Joe Biden Stuck At White House Returning Calls For Obama

'Uh, yeah, Joe Biden here. What the hell did you call about, anyway, ya knucklehead?'So what’s Delaware Devil Joe Biden up to this week, while Barack and Michelle are rocking out with the Queen in England and crashing their limo into Ireland and pounding Guinness? Poor Joe is just stuck with a stack of Obama’s “while you were out” messages, and he’s got to call everybody back! Bummerz.

(And by “Delaware Devil,” we mean Delaware’s less popular version of neighboring New Jersey’s “Jersey Devil.” We do not mean Joe Biden is the Devil. Cheney already confirmed that Paul Ryan is the Devil. Are we all caught up? Presto, we are all caught up!)

Anyway, poor Joe.

Michelle Obama, meanwhile, is having a very glamorous time in Merrey Olde Englande. She even got to meet Shelley Duvall, for some reason. [White House Flickr]

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  1. nounverb911

    "Joe Biden Stuck At White House Returning Calls For Obama"
    It's better than going to funerals. Isn't that the Veeps usual job?

    1. Terry

      That and creating subterranean enhanced interrogation chambers on the grounds of the Naval Observatory.

        1. BaldarTFlagass

          aka Vale of Woe; aka Slough of Despond. To reach it, cross the Bridge of Sighs. Or is that the Gorge of Eternal Peril?

          1. ShaveTheWhales

            If you're talking about Dick Satan, Jr, it's an Eternally Rising Gorge for me.

    2. Biel_ze_Bubba

      Great — Sheriff Andy's out of town, and and he left Barney Fife in charge. What could possibly go wrong?

      1. genxr

        I think this episode ends with Goober chasing down Deputy Fife shouting, "Citizens arrest! Citizens arrest!"

  2. user-of-owls

    Have you been in an accident recently? Like, say, running over some people? Protect your rights! Call 1-800-JOE-ATTY today!

    No one will fight harder for you than Joe! He'll kill your legal troubles!

  3. Barb

    Obama had better hurry back. Sarah Palin starts her east coast bus tour this weekend. It kicks off in DC and she's just dumb enough to think that she is entitled to squatters rights at the White House. The black cat's away and the not-so-nice will play.

    Wait until she finds out there are Asians on the east coast too!

          1. Mumbletypeg

            Riley: missed you, missed you. Now we get to fist you. ♬ ♪

            Everyone else: y'all need to check out Riley's latest post as well. Priceless — but that's just my opinion.

          2. RadioJr.

            I don't know anything about e-mails, Riley, but we I know I hate war and respect tongue punching fart boxes.

          3. rileywaggs

            But would you go to war to protect your fart box, from people who don't want to tongue-punch it? These are questions that keep me up at night! gah!

          4. RadioJr.

            My fart box looks like Stalingrad, but it is the Fatherland, and I will fight for every last inch of rubble — as I have no choice with the NKVD rifles trained on my back. Or, as Umberto Eco so keenly observed, there is proto-war and neo-war that further confuses the issue.
            Does that answer your question?

          5. Mumbletypeg

            I got your email, yes. You've reaped your payback now, your turn to make *me* cry! But I always say tears are healthy so it was well-earned. Keep up the good blog work, you seem to feel at home there.

        1. HistoriCat

          We miss you too Riley! But I have to say "hot damn" on "nomorewarplease" – it's a higher calling.

          Seriously people – pay attention to what Riley has to say. Even if you disagree with some of the stuff he writes there, read it!

          1. rileywaggs

            Thank you for reading — even though you might not agree with all the weirdo stuff I type! That's a good thing, by the way — It's never healthy to always agree. (I think, but maybe you should disagree!)



          2. user-of-owls

            I disagree! Um, I think. Or maybe I agree. Oh crikey, Sr. Waggs, you've gone and muddled my addled brain into a puddle of rubble. Gah!*

            *17 cents in royalty to Mssr. Newell.

      1. Barb

        I mistakenly thought that everything in this book was leaked on the internet. I really like the book. It's creepy to me that Sarah would write letters to the editors of the papers, praising herself, while using fake names, and instructing others to do the same.

        Remember how I sent the McCartney concert playlist to you? I am calling Sarah's bus tour "The Long and Whining Road" Yes, that tune is stuck in my head now.

        1. V572..whatever

          Tell Paul you want to hear "Eleanor Rigby," "Got to Get You into My Life," "Good Day Sunshine," "I've Just Seen a Face," "Things We Said Today," and "Here, There and Everywhere."

        2. metamarcisf

          So you didn't have to drink all that Guiness in order to enjoy the book, did you? Me, I'm waiting for the audiobook, with vocal performance by Keith Richards.

        3. tessiee

          "It's creepy to me that Sarah would write letters to the editors of the papers, praising herself, while using fake names"

          Mr. Burns: Hello, my name is Mr…. Snrub… yes, that will do…

      2. ChessieNefercat

        Which one? There seems to be quite a few tumbling off the printing presses. I'd be interested in seeing a serious well-researched book about her actual governing/(un)ethical/legal/financial shenanigans.

        I joke about her, but I do not want that monster actually running for president and ratcheting up the hate level more than it is. I do not want one of her demented worshipers deciding that their queen is entitled to her god-given presidency by any means possible.

        1. tessiee

          "I do not want one of her demented worshipers deciding that their queen is entitled to her god-given presidency by any means possible."

          Quite right, Cousin Chessie.

          As much as we'd all enjoy "watching the bitch implode in real time", that's unfortunately not what would actually happen.

          Any other candidate of such cartoonish stupidity and incompetence would crash the World Domination Express five minutes after leaving the station, be found sitting on the roadside wetting their pants and crying, and have their name synonymous with a joke for decades afterwards.

          Not this one.

          Despite the fact that Cunty can't tie her own shoes, she'll never get the public failure and ridicule she so richly deserves. If she were to actually campaign instead of just talking about it, some journalist somewhere would be foolish enough to ask her an actual question, and since she's stuck for an answer to "Good Morning", the ensuing "My Pet Goat" moment would be all over the internet in minutes.

          Instead of that being the kiss of death that it would for anyone else on earth, it will be the signal for her stupid, violent, heavily armed minions to get out the Uzis*cough*surveyor's marks.

    1. Callyson

      But to her, they will look like Latinos. She and Sharon Angle will have to swap glasses.

    2. RadioJr.

      Maybe the downfisties could go to one of Palin's rallies and leave us alone for a while.

  4. MarcelleMarceau

    "Thank you for calling the White House. This is Joe speaking. How may I direct your call?"

  5. BarackMyWorld

    So they make Biden read from a script when he makes fund raising calls?
    Makes sense, I guess.

  6. user-of-owls

    Sure, I have time to participate in your marketing survey. I have all the time in the world.

  7. nounverb911

    At least Biden will get a chance to finish detailing his Firebird while the boss is away.

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      I wonder if he'll put some Yosemite Sam "Back Off!" mudflaps on it. Kinda gauche for a car, but who knows what goes in Dover.

  8. Biel_ze_Bubba

    FLOTUS to POTUS: "Barry, what's with all these 1-900 phone calls on last month's bill?"

  9. Sophist[Kochblocker]

    They left him home alone? That sounds like a bad idea. Right now I bet the Secret Service detail is watching Biden dance around in his y-fronts to "Old Time Rock and Roll", and it's only downhill from there.

    1. easynewz

      Sorry man, I think we posted that reference at the same time. Still funny as hell, though.

  10. elviouslyqueer

    "Congressman Bachmann, is your refrigerator running? Well, you better send a staffer outside to catch it!"

    1. fuflans

      for some reason that reminded me of kitty harris locking herself out of her house and having to climb in thru the window shoeless or something.

      good times.

      1. ChessieNefercat

        Yay! I couldn't remember Grace's last name!

        I have to get his CD's one of these days.

      1. Callyson

        Obama called too late to book them: seems the Republicans have that service fully locked down.

  11. Troubledog

    Did you see that tweet Pawlenty sent earlier? I had to laugh.

    @BarackObama sorry to interrupt the European pub crawl, but what was your Medicare plan?

    Listen, you guys, I have a big problem. Some people are offering me money to go to Georgia and do stuff. Does it suck? Y / N

    1. Barb

      For how long will you be gone? Jeff was offered a position in Tucson this last weekend, and we both yelled "oh hell, NO!" together.

          1. Troubledog

            Good enough for me. /clickety clickMy hat is now in the ring. I will liveblog the drama as we peek behind the curtain for a glimpse of the exciting world of freelance technical consulting.

          2. Peace in our time

            When visiting the state, one should stop by and say pay respects to her royal eminence, Lady GaGa.

          3. Troubledog

            I always wanted to live there after I saw Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil. Is it like that IRL?

          4. ChessieNefercat

            Well, okay and good luck. All I know about Georgia I learned from Deliverance (great first date movie, you betcha!), but freelance technical consulting sounds much better than "working" on Cletus' and Jethro's pig farm.

            Actually, the Weather Channel's in Georgia, right? They all seem like nice people. Georgia's probably really nice away from whatever that river was.

        1. tessiee

          "all summer lonnnnnnggggg"

          Be forewarned that neither the temperature nor the humidity will go below 95 until the first of November.

    2. MozakiBlocks

      Well the ATL is ok, if you like traffic.

      Go 10 miles outside the metro area and go back in time 30 years though.

      And it's hot and humid

    3. elviouslyqueer

      Certain parts of Atlanta aren't bad, and Savannah's rather pretty. The rest of the state? Well, let's just say Sherman had the right idea.

      1. Troubledog

        Savannah sounds great but this would be in Macon, I believe. Is Macon mostly cinder block taverns and blue tarps keeping the meth labs dry? And a big aerospace company?

        1. elviouslyqueer

          Is Macon mostly cinder block taverns and blue tarps keeping the meth labs dry?

          No no, that would be Albany.

    4. berkeleyfarm

      Moneys are good. If I didn't have all these animals I might have gone on the road for jobz.

      1. Troubledog

        I totally hear ya but both my animals fit in the truck!

        It's either this, or going back to hooking up on CL so I can get girls to bring over pizza and dog food in exchange for ummmmm project management.

        1. fuflans

          i would so give you more 'p' for those dogs.

          looks like pup number one is wearing a fish.

          1. fuflans

            i know. i have infinity cat photos and it is a problem (city girl need cats but grew up with pups).

        2. berkeleyfarm

          Aw, those look like good buddies! *scritchies*

          My three cats fit in my Subaru, but 1) they don't like the car and 2) don't like each other. And for a while my old girl (10 year old tortoiseshell – they don't call it tortitude for nothing) was regularly peeing on my bed, so I didn't want to leave her. I almost moved back in with mom and dad during the week (at age 48) because I was up for a contract in their area, about 90 miles away from where I live now. Would have brought the senior cat with me to give her some breathing room but all three in one room? Yipes.

          1. Troubledog

            Chasing contracts is hard. You know what's funny. Layne is always on about the fucking apocalypse, omg, unfinished suburbs, people staring up at the sky with no meaning to their empty lives. At least they're not freelancers. I've been in the underground economy for six fucking years. It's not coming. It's been here.

    5. C_R_Eature

      Dude, if someone's offering you money for services in this economy, go!
      well, unless it involves cleaning up after an Ebola outbreak or something like that.

      Besides, it's only 8 months and no place that I've been is totally without merit. Except for Butte, Montana, maybe.

      I think Georgia's Alright. Atlanta's a neat city, though they don't call it Hot 'Lanta fer nuthin'. There's Stone Mountain you can climb up; got a Most Excellent view of the city and one face has giant bas-relief treasonous Generals carved on it.

      I had what could be the best meal of my life in a fine restaurant in Athens. Yeah, I know -wasn't fried and didn't involve Vidalia Onions.

      Did some fish work on the upper Oconee river many Moons ago. So much poison iyv, venomous snakes & arachnids, biting flies mosquitos and armed rednecks we named it the River of Pestilence. There were alligators, but further down towards the ocean, thank Dog. I'd stay away.

      You just have to know what to stay away from. Ask the Locals. The trustworthy ones.

  12. SmutBoffin

    "Yeah, is this Seal Team 6? Look, can ya help me out with this lady at the dry cleaner? She wants the ticket for the slacks I dropped off but it fell outta my pocket when I was in the restroom at Quiznos. Maybe you could do some kind of 'slacks extraction' or something…

    Yeah, I'll hold."

  13. nappyduggs

    Oh, Joe. I can just imagine him getting bored, ambling into some poor underling's office, saying "Hey, can I use your dictaphone? Wait, I'll just use my finger like everyone else!" Then he laughs so hard, at himself. And then he just cold falls asleep, standing up.

    1. Angry_Marmot

      And I would still respect him more than Cheney, Bush, Quayle, Ford or Agnew. Nelson Rockfeller gets a pass for dying en flagrante.

  14. MrFizzy

    "Hello, Laura? I'd like to speak to W please. He has his own dick in his mouth you say? Okay, well, if he could call me back after he flosses that would be great. Thanks a lot, and please try to un-cross your eyes."

  15. Lucidamente1

    "Hi, Christine, this is Joe. I just wanted to remind you that you lost that election for my old Senate seat. Yeah, that's right, in a year when Republicans won everywhere, you fucking whack job."

  16. DashboardBuddha

    Either there is more than Wonkette Jr, or Ken is really cracking the whip over the new one. Good luck little fella (or lady as the case may be).

        1. Mumbletypeg

          If that's not a reference to Mississippi Burning,… then maybe I just need to temper down my adoration of Brad Dourif a little bit.

          1. RadioJr.

            I just got in….We still think, optimistically, Extemporanus is doing a great job….right?

          2. DashboardBuddha

            It's been years since I have seen that movie so I'm not making the connection.

          3. Mumbletypeg

            Actually, his deputy character says: "Funny, their kids are so cute" to wife Frances McDormand's character holding a diaper-clad black youngster. A lot of memorable scenes in that film but this line stood out for me, even if I had the wording slightly off.

  17. riverside68

    Looks like he's working at the dining room table.

    Jeeze you'd think he would get an office after all this time. (Did he have one and they took it away from him?)

    And staff, yes, that's the ticket, give him some staff to chase around!

  18. SayItWithWookies

    Hey, that's not Shelly Duval — that's the man hands chick from Seinfeld.

  19. thefrontpage


    Official Schedule of the VIce President

    Thursday, Friday, May 26 and 27, 2011

    9 a.m. Wake up. Poop, shower and shave.

    10 a.m. Breakfast in the White House Mess with some military guys, some Cabinet secretary, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    11 a.m. Meeting with National Lieutenant Governor's Association Members–25 Lieutenant Governors from mostly Democratic states.

    Noon-1 p.m. Lunch, with Jill Biden, various White House staffers with not much to do.

    1 p.m.–Press briefing with National Enquirer, The Globe, The Star, The Daily Mail, TMZ, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and Yahoo! News.

    1:15 p.m.–White House Bowling Tournment, with staffers from the Department of Energy, the FDIC, the SEC and the U.S. Institute for Peace.

    2 p.m.–Farewell party for the U.S. Institute for Peace, which has been de-funded by Congress.

    3 p.m.–Phone call with the President.

  20. thefrontpage

    3:10 p.m.—Afternoon tea break with diplomats from the British, French, Irish, Russian and Polish Embassies in D.C.

    5:10 p.m.–National security, economic, trade, environment, Treasury and defense briefings.

    5:30 p.m.–Head back to Vice President's mansion.

    6 p.m.–Dinner with Jill Biden, Mike Mullen, Jon Stewart, Dennis Kucinich, Al Franken, Ariana Huffington and Michelle Malkin.

    8 p.m.–"American Idol."

    # # #

    1. Pres[EXTERMINATE!!]

      9pm -catch Acela Express from Union Station to Wilmington

      10:30 pm -snarl traffic heading from train station to Wilmington White House

      11 pm – Ambien

      11:30 pm – sleepwalk, raid refrigerator

      12:45 am – sleep

  21. bumfug

    I thought the Delaware Devil was the one sitting on Christine O'Donnell's shoulder, whispering in her ear, urging her to shave her bush and start masturbating.

  22. Bonzos_Bed_Time

    Of course Joe is working the day phone, as we all know Hillary picks up the calls at 3a.m.

  23. pinkocommi

    The phone isn't actually plugged in. Joe just likes to pretend. You should see him make mud pies.

  24. nappyduggs

    Also, I hope he calls Herman Cain and tries to prank order a pizza to Newt Gingrich's house.

    1. tessiee

      "prank order a pizza to Newt Gingrich's house"

      That never works.
      Newt pays for and eats all 500 pizzas.

  25. Hatrabbit

    Joe: "Where's the dial on this thing! These phones have got no freaking DIALS!!"

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      But doing the air guitar routine with the "button" with Europe's "The Final Countdown" playing on the iTunes.

      1. easynewz

        Speaking of 'the button,' I have to link to the old Genesis video with the Spitting Image puppets. A true classic from the days when MTV was young.

        Edit: Ooh, it seems Downfisty and his creeple don't like me making fun of his widdle hewo, Zombie Reagan.

  26. Peace in our time

    Joe Biden is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy! That's storybook, man!

  27. BarackMyWorld

    And like Shelley Duvall, from being married to a Tory, Samantha Cameron probably has lots of experience with Tall Tales and Legends.

  28. x111e7thst

    Joe will not be able to get his A game on till he takes a page out of Big Dick C''s book and starts mainlining the umbilical cord blood of third world babies.

  29. MissTaken

    I bet they are also making Joe pick up Bo's dog poop and fill up his bowl of kibble. Hopefully he's ordering shitloads of porn on the White House on demand as payment for housesitting.

  30. easynewz

    "Hello, Amtrak? I'd like to place an order for a private train. Um, sure. Charge it to B-A-R-A-C-K O-B-A-M-A. Just a second, I've got the credit card number around here somewhere…"

  31. Dudleydidwrong

    "Duffy's Tavern, where the elite meet to eat. Archie, the manager speakin', Duffy ain't here." Oh, Hello, Barry…just havin' some fun and reminiscing. You are coming back, aren't you?"

  32. OneYieldRegular

    Wow. I always pictured the interior of 10 Downing Street to be something like you'd find in "The Innocents" or "Jane Eyre" or some movie starring Dame Judith Anderson. I hardly expected the Camerons to be Dwell magazine subscribers.

  33. Guppy06

    Is it just me, or does this photo make him look like Bill Murray?

    Also, If he's the Delaware Devil, does that make him responsible for Christine O'Donnell's masturbation?

    1. easynewz

      Aw, we're just teasing, LL. I actually think the world of him. 'Gotta respect a man that keeps on going after the personal tragedies he's been through. Me, I'd be curled up in a ball in the corner and maybe would never leave the house again. Plus, his wife is hawt and brainy. So please don't be angry with us.

  34. Mort_Sinclair

    Joe Biden is straight out of central casting as Obama's foil (in a literary sense). Pure gold.

    1. Peace in our time

      I thought the symbol for Obama's foil was Al.

      And the symbol for gold foil would be AG Holder.

  35. PrimlyStable

    That looks like the complete Star Wars trilogy and a couple of 24 box sets on the Camerons' kitchen shelf.

  36. Beetagger

    Biden has already switched the presidential limo to Geico and changed the White House to the Dish Network. Dude's busy!

  37. BaldarTFlagass

    "One ringy-dingy, two ringy-dingies…A gracious good morning to you…Have I reached the party to whom I am speaking?

  38. BlueStateLibel

    Probably unblocking all the adult cable channels. Michelle is going to be pissed.

  39. ShiftyParadigm

    Number 10 Downing St. looks like it was furnished with Bulky Item Pickup Day finds.

  40. easynewz

    "Yeah, hello? Is this Hamid Karzai? I'm returning your call for the President. I'm very sorry, but we can't authorize more aid for your country at the moment. Hehe, nah man, I'm just messin' with ya. The check's in the mail."

  41. Poindexter718

    …I understand that Ms. Bin Laden and we will return the iPad just as soon as our team in Langley is finished with their work. Please calm down, ma'am, I'm sure they won't erase the Mecca pointer app. My supervisor? I'm sorry, but he isn't available at the moment.

  42. gullywompr

    "And for a fifty dollar pledge, we'll send you a reusable tote bag with the Presidential Seal on it. <whispering>We thought the Seal Team Six logo would have drawn more donations, but we're not allowed to use it any more</whispering>."

  43. rocktonsam

    Hello is Amanda Hugankiss there?

    Hey everybody is there Amanda Hugankiss here, come on

  44. DustBowlBlues

    Still don't have time for this shit but: is little Wonkette Junior ever going to come out of the closet. We don't care if you're gay or a cross-dresser, Junior. We think you're adorable and want to pinch those chubby little cheeks of yours.

    About to turn in a pumpkin so, 'later losers, DBB

    1. easynewz

      "…turn in a pumpkin…"

      Is that some kind of a euphemism? If not, please excuse my dirty mind.

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        I was trained to say that I was going to "drop the kids off at the pool" or "visit my uncle," and that if it was urgent, "the little squirrel is poking his head out the knothole."

  45. fuflans

    i can't really snark here. this is one of the funniest comment threads i've read in a very very long time.

    kuddos all round.

    1. thefrontpage

      Thank you. And thank you for your service to this country, and for your continued support of Delaware.

      –Joe Biden.
      Vice President
      The White House
      Washington, District of Columbia
      1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW 90210 (for MapQuest)

    2. ChessieNefercat

      Somebody needs to let Joe know about this. I'd think he'd laugh himself silly. I like Joe.

      1. fuflans

        me too. love love love me some gaffy joe. makes me grin from ear to ear.

        and then you hear him on like, judiciary hearings for roberts or something and realize how smart he is.

  46. Pres[EXTERMINATE!!]

    "Is this the Tube Bar? I'm looking for a guy named Ben. Ben Dover. "

    "Anyone here named Ben? Ben Dover! BEN DOVER! ….. Sorry, no one here by that name."

    "How about Al, last name Koholick?"

    "AL KOHOLICK! AL KOHOLICK! …. He's not here."

    Ok, thanks, and go fuck yourself.

    "You cocksucking motherfuc….." *click*

  47. Negropolis

    "Yes, I'd like too cheese pizzas, extra glitter, please. Oh, and a large clam soda. Also."

  48. easynewz

    "Yeah, hello? Can I speak with Mrs. Palin? This is, um, her physician. Oh, she's not available at the moment? I just wanted to call about that hookworm problem she has. Tell her that if she rubs some Tiger Balsam on her anus that will clear it right up. Ok? 'Bye now."

    *Hangs up* "Hehe, you just got Bidened, Snowbilly!"

  49. easynewz

    "Yeah, hello? Am I speaking with, uh, *squints at monitor* a Mr. Ken Layne? This is Joe Biden. Yeah, that Joe Biden. I just want to say that the entire staff and I love your Wonkette blog thing – we read it every day. But how's about you reveal the identity of Wonkette Jr.? Ok? Thanks a lot, man. Keep up the good work."

  50. easynewz

    "Yeah, hello? Is this Planned Parenthood? This is, um, Newt Gingrich. I'd like to make a donation to you guys for a million dollars – wait, make it two million. And can you please make sure that I get credit for it in your next press release? Ok, thanks. Just send a bill."

    *Hangs up* "Hehe, you just got Bidened, Newt!"

  51. easynewz

    "Yes, hello. Is this Mrs. Callista Gingrich? I'm uh, calling from Tiffany's accounting office. I just want to make sure that a charge from a Mr. Gingrich for a diamond tennis bracelet has been authorized by you. Oh, it was quite some time ago. Um, last year in April, ma'am. The accompanying card read "I can't wait to see you again, my love-muffin. Love, Newt." Madam, please calm down. Perhaps there's been some kind of mistake. We'll look into it and get back to you, I promise."

    1. tessiee

      I know at least one dumb son-of-a-bitch who actually got caught cheating this way when the florist called and his wife answered the phone.

  52. DashboardBuddha

    Joe picks up the phone, slyly looks around and says, "Hello, Godfather's Pizza? I'd like to order for delivery…"

    1. easynewz

      Chessie, this post is kinda old, but I hope that you get to read my reply anyway.

      Thanks for that link. Wow. I never thought that I could admire the good Dr. and VP any more than I already do. (I moved away from the States in the late 80's, so I've missed a lot of news items).

      I hope that Joe has the energy left to seek the Dem nomination in 2016, so he and Jill can continue their awesome work from a position of strength. My mother had boyfriends that beat her, so I can totally relate. It broke something inside of her that I doubt can ever be fixed.

      1. ChessieNefercat

        Oh, I'm so happy someone saw and liked that link. I think both Joe and Dr. Jill are two really great people.

        Joe was fighting the good fight in regards to DV long before it was as commonly discussed as it is now. I like Dr. Jill's support of the importance of community colleges and the difference they can make in people's lives.

        1. easynewz

          Glad to see you got my reply. Sweden has an interesting approach to helping threatened women. Besides the obvious restraining order, any woman who has been physically assaulted is issued a pager unit like the "I've fallen and I can't get up" thingies that olds can buy. Police response is swift, and incarceration is immediate for the assaulter.

          I am proud of the fact that I have never raised a hand in anger towards a woman, and equally saddened that I would even have to 'boast' about that. Best wishes to you, mate.

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