WD-40 (White Democrat, over 40)

Barry Popik bapopik at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 14 16:18:44 UTC 2007

More on WD-40, Texas and trademarks.
January 08, 2004
Watch them scramble
"WD-40s" refers to white Democrats over the age of 40, a term coined
by several Killer Ds in Ardmore and used by them until the
manufacturer of the lubricant by the same name sent them a
cease-and-desist letter. Only in Texas.
Remember the Holiday Inn!
Democrats make a run across the border to save the state from Tom DeLay
Jake Bernstein | June 06, 2003 | Features
Inside the war room, Anglo Democrats (who called themselves WD-40s for
White Democrats Over 40 until the owner of the trademark sent a
threatening letter urging them to stop), urban blacks, and South Texas
Hispanics found common cause with each other for the first time.
Democrats, WD-40 and Duct Tape

Via NameProtect, an article on WD-40 protesting slippery Texas
Democrats referring to themselves as the WD-40s.   Another article

WD-40's slogan is "We Live Under The Sink, In The Garage and in the
Toolboxes of the World."

Attorney General Ashcroft is credited with popularizing the expression
that you only need two things in life, duct tape for things that move
that shouldn't and WD-40 for things that don't move that should.

The Duct Tape/WD-40 Cam is here.
Posted by Marty on May 28, 2003 03:27 PM

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