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Re: Dear Abby
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 05:40:12 PM »
Do people still remember that Dear Abby and Ann Landers were twin sisters?
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Re: Dear Abby
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 10:51:20 AM »
Only us old farts
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Re: Dear Abby
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 01:51:36 PM »
I call conspiracy.  That woman's name is not Abby.
There's always Bulgaria.

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Re: Dear Abby
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2015, 10:55:41 PM »
Speaking of Dear Abby,  I keep getting her letters on my yahoo news feed.  Yesterday in a taxi, I read a few of the letters she replied to.

Is Dear Abby (or any of the many newspaper advice columns) insured?  What if she simply gives bad advice that hurts, gets someone fire, or causes the spouse to divorce the letter writer?  Do newspapers that carry her letters have to get additional insurance?  Has she ever been sued? Are advice columns protected by the first amendment?

That is to say that the letters are actually legit and are not pranks or written by her publishing company.

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Re: Dear Abby
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 06:52:03 AM »


    Dear Abby,

    My husband is a liar and a cheat. He has cheated on me from the beginning, and, when I confront him, he denies everything. What’s worse, everyone knows that he cheats on me. It is so humiliating.

    Also, since he lost his job 14 years ago, he hasn’t even looked for a new one. All he does all day is smoke cigars, cruise around and shoot the bull with his buddies, while I have to work to pay the bills.

    Since our daughter went away to college he doesn’t even pretend to like me, and even hints that I may be a lesbian.

    What should I do?

    Signed: Clueless

    Dear Clueless:

    Grow up and dump him. You don’t need him anymore! Good grief woman, you’re running for President of the United States.
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Re: Dear Abby
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2015, 09:05:24 PM »
Only us old farts

Says the zygote....
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