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Yeah, right... You hate Catalina owners. You hate them all, you racist bastard!
Not true...to prove to you I am not racist....I shake CD's neck the same way I shake any (non Catalina owner) man's hand!!!

How can I be racist?? I talk to CD...even consider him my friend!
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Umm would'nt that be "boatist" Some of my bestfriend's are Catalina owners
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I'm sitting here in my office, singing to myself, "We shall overcome, we shall overcome..."
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Alex,
It has a couple of meanings. But, as I recall it refers to a sticky situation. The more you try to handle it, the messier it becomes, like, say, the war in Iraq. But if I'm not mistaken, there's also a negative racial connotation to it.
There was no racial connotation in the original context of the Joel Chandler Harris "Uncle Remus" story. The stories, as it happens, were about anthropomorphic animal characters who spoke in phonetically-spelled Negro dialect, but so what? The tar baby was not a character but, as the name indicates, a blob of tar molded in the shape of a baby that certain characters made as a lure to try to trap the main character, Brer Rabbit. Any negative racial connotation is in the minds of people who are ignorant of the term's literary origin.
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It is a shame to see any boat, powerboat or otherwise, suffer such a fate.

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i wonder how much fuel leaked out of that POS boat when it sank.
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i wonder how much fuel leaked out of that POS boat when it sank.
If the 61' Weaver on yachtworld.com is any indication, about 1900 gallons.
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I hope the EPA fined the idiot owner.
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Any negative racial connotation is in the minds of people who are ignorant of the term's literary origin.
Literary origins notwithstanding, I don't think you'd be long for this world if you called a black guy "tarbaby".
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