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  •  It's what is called conservatism. (1+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse

    If you want to call it something else, feel free, but keep an old Abe Lincoln story in mind:

    To badly paraphrase a famous bit in one of his closing arguments:

    I passed a dog on the way to the courthouse this morning, and for the sake of this discussion, I am going to call his tail a leg.  If any of you saw that dog, or even if you didn't, in your minds, I want you to call that dog's tail a leg.

    Here's the important question: How many legs did that dog have?

    The answer is four.  No what you call it, a tail is a tail, not a leg.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 06:59:50 AM PDT

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