COLLECTIVE MADNESS


“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Monday, January 15, 2018

“It is as folke dooe, and not as folke say.”

Sen. Rand Paul: President Trump Cares ‘Deeply’ About Haiti, Financed Medical Mission Trip

Rand Paul Eye Doctor
Dieu Nalio Chery/ Associated Press

Paul said on Meet the Press, “I think it’s unfair to sort of paint him, ‘oh well, he’s a racist,’ when I know for a fact that he cares very deeply about the people of Haiti because he helped finance a trip where they would get vision back for 200 people in Haiti.”

President Trump stoked controversy recently as he reportedly called Haiti and other African countries “shithole countries.”

Trump allegedly said, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” The president reportedly then added that America should have more people from Norway and other similar countries come to the United States.

The 45th president repeatedly rebuked reporters on Sunday after they asked him if he was a bigot.

“No. I’m not a racist,” he replied. “I’m the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you.”

Sen. Paul and a team of other doctors from the John A. Moran Eye Moran at the University of Utah performed over 100 surgeries over three days in Salama, Guatemala.

In Guatemala, Paul contrasted politics and medicine, saying, “It’s a lot different in the sense that here we see a problem and fix it.”

Reporters, including Breitbart News’s Matthew Boyle, as well as NBC’s Meet the Press, the Washington Post, and National Review attended the trip to Guatemala.
Breitbart News wrote from Antigua, Guatemala in August 2014, “Paul raised tens of thousands of dollars through various donors, including real estate magnate Donald Trump, to help cover the Moran Eye Center’s trip costs,” which included a $10,000 donation from Donald Trump.

Sen. Paul’s communications team confirmed to Breitbart News that Sen. Paul solicited a donation from Trump for the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah to fund the trip to Haiti and Guatemala.

Sergio Gor, Paul’s communications director, told Breitbart News, “It wasn’t to Rand Paul foundation, it wasn’t to Rand Paul, it wasn’t to any of his victory committees—it was directly to University of Utah.”

“Well, of course,” Gor confirmed to Breitbart News when asked whether Sen. Paul helped solicit the donation. “It’s not a secret. And he [Paul] admires him [Trump] for it. But it has nothing to do with his political positions. His charity giving was honorable. No one questions that. In fact, it’s been under reported.”

60 comments:

  1. Nothing scandalizes a leftist like the truth.

    Andrew Klavan dazzlingly argues that “rude and crude” President Trump, who “speaks like a Queens real estate guy on a construction site,”
    nevertheless speaks truths that well-mannered people are too cowed by political correctness to admit—such critically important truths as that violent criminals are disproportionately black, for instance, or that most terrorists are Muslim.

    But well-bred falsehoods not only dull the minds of those who mouth them but also are dangerous: just ask those who’ve lost loved ones to terrorists or murderers. So when Trump crudely calls certain countries “shitholes,” he is speaking truth, not racism. “They are not shitholes because of the color of the populace but because of bad ideas, corrupt governance, false religion, and broken culture,”

    Of Crudeness and Truth
    Thoughts on President Trump’s latest verbal tempest
    - Andrew Klavan

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    1. ...Let’s state the obvious. Some countries are shitholes. To claim that this is racist is racist. They are not shitholes because of the color of the populace but because of bad ideas, corrupt governance, false religion, and broken culture. Further, most of the problems in these countries are generated at the top. Plenty of rank-and-file immigrants from such ruined venues ultimately make good Americans—witness those who came from 1840s potato-famine Ireland, a shithole if ever there was one! It takes caution and skill to separate the good from the bad.

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    2. ...So, when it comes to the Great Shithole Controversy of 2018, my feeling is: I do not care, not even a little. I’m sorry that it takes someone like Trump to break the spell of silence the Left is forever weaving around us. I wish a man like Ronald Reagan would come along and accomplish the same thing with more wit and grace. But that was another culture. History deals the cards it deals; we just play them. Trump is what we’ve got.
      For all the bad language, for all the loose talk, I would rather hear a man speak as a man without fear of the Nurse Ratcheds in the press and the academy than have him neutered and gagged by a system of good manners that has been misused as a form of oppression. Better impoliteness than silence. Better crudeness than lies.
      We have seen the effect of uncontrolled immigration on Europe. It is very, very bad. The fact is: some countries are shitholes. I don’t want this to become one of them.

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    3. REPEAT:

      Better impoliteness than silence. Better crudeness than lies.

      We have seen the effect of uncontrolled immigration on Europe. It is very, very bad. The fact is: some countries are shitholes. I don’t want this to become one of them.

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  2. Of course we do know that about 95% of what come from the left is bullshit. The left is locked in a permafrost of hypocrisy. As well are the dunderheads that support them.

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    1. Funny that you should mention permafrost. ...

      Seems it is not permanent, not at all.

      https://youtu.be/BFfuHmrW2gc

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  3. The affirmative action selected civil defense employee who pushed the wrong button, causing more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a nuclear missile Saturday, was reassigned, emergency officials confirmed on Sunday.

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    1. "He is looking for new career opportunities"

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    2. Deuce wrote:

      "The affirmative action selected civil defense employee..."



      Really?

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    3. No Harm ... No Foul.

      Some snowflakes were inconvenienced

      To have felt for thirty-eight minutes the threat that looms over the people of Seoul, every day, 24/7.

      So let's appauld when the Neo-Liberal from Manhattan ramps up the war rhetoric.

      The threat is the same, with untimely announcements, or not.

      If a NorK nuke air bursts over Honolulu, taking shelter in a hotel basement or a local lava tube won't help.

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    4. Do you have any evidence to support your claim Deuce?

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  4. We have come so far. We’ve made so much progress, and I think this man, this president, is taking us back to another place,” civil-rights hero Representative John Lewis (D., Ga.) told ABC News’s This Week yesterday.

    ...

    Whatever he stated or didn’t, President Trump should learn these lessons from this experience, and repeat them to himself daily:

    “Every word I say matters.” This is true in public, in private, and around the clock, until he leaves the White House and begins work on the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library.

    “I constantly am on camera, surrounded by microphones.” Trump should think of himself as Jim Carrey in the 1998 film The Truman Show. Except when he is in bed, Trump should behave as if every breath he takes were being broadcast live around the globe.

    “Every Democrat is a human wiretap.” Trump needs to remember that Democrats are not his pals. They almost universally crave his failure, resist his program, and want to yank him from office — never mind the 304 votes he legitimately won in the Electoral College.

    ...

    Trump’s job is to recall at all times, with the relentlessness of a bloodhound chasing an escaped Death Row inmate, that he must not give free knives and anvils to people who hate his guts and literally would cheer if he woke up dead tomorrow morning . (And the Left need not bother to deny this.


    Dr. King and Shitholegate

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    1. If The Donld lived his life that way how could we tell him from a Democrat?


      This way I know who is mouthing off and I find it refreshing.

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    2. .

      Good advice though not for the reasons given in the article. Trump can think anything he wants. He can say anything he wants.

      In private.

      However, everything he says in public will get a reaction, from the Dems, from the GOP, from the media, from voters, from world leaders, allies and enemies alike. He has to be aware of that. He is after all the friggin president of the United States.

      A bit more decorum would be more appropriate and probably more appreciated.

      IMHO

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      and from

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    3. Robert "Historical Ignoramus", Peterson, Mr Trump is a life long DEMOCRAT.

      He only became a Republican in 2010.

      You've been conned, by a city slicker, you ignorant hick.

      Wake up and read the writing on the wall.

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    4. Heil he was in a meeting with a few Senators and it's really not know what was even said.

      Just another fake news agitprop story.

      He should have gone further waxing eloquent about how these shit hole places are always ripping off the aid.

      So.ething like:

      "In these shit5hole the aid money always gets flushed like a turns down a crapper, if they have crappers"

      Adding "we should use the money here at home"

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    5. .

      Just another fake news agitprop story.

      Every time you say something like that it sounds really, really dumb.

      The day before that meeting there was another on the same subject and everything was all cumbaya and group hugs. Then the next day Trump, lacking the impulse control of a six year old, blurts out his shithole comment.

      Now, five days later, they are still carrying on with the he said/she said arguments. And it's now devolved into an argument over which was said, shithole vs shithouse. And once more, the US and the Office of the Presidency looks like amateur hour on the Potomac. Cue the music. Bring on the clowns.

      The day before this meeting, it looked like there would be no problem resolving the remaining issues; both sides looked like they would get what they wanted; and it was likely they would be able to move on to completing the budget without a series of short term fixes to keep the government going.

      Today, Trump is saying DACA is off the table because you can't get a deal without trust between the parties and there can be no trust as long as Durbin keeps saying Trump used the word shithole and Trump says he didn't. You can't make this stuff up.

      When the Founding Fathers put those age requirements in the Constitution, they should have specified mental age.

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  5. Reagan was as early Democrat

    The Donald was a developer doing what he had to do.

    He paid bribes but never took bribes.

    This is 1 of QUIRK's 10 marks of an honest man.

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    1. The Donald always supported his children too as did Reagan

      QUIRK is very insistent that all honest men support their children no matter what

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    2. .

      Where do you come up with this stuff.

      When you are weaving your crazy stuff please do no include me as a passenger on your crazy train.


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    3. I apologize for breaking our confidentiality.

      I thought you wouldn't mind.

      Sorry it will not happen again.

      Come to think on it maybe it was M
      Me Me that passed your rules on to me.

      Anyway I should have asked your permiss.

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  6. .

    Sorry, I was going to pass commenting on the lead Breitbart story above but the premise keeps nagging at me.

    By implying that Trump donating $10,000 to a charity that benefits Haitians somehow proves that Trump is not racist, ol Sean Moron lives up to his name. It's an idiotic statement, illogical and simplistic.

    I am a big defender of 1st amendment rights and freedom of the press, but damn, some of these guys make it hard.

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  7. Nigeria's government on Monday summoned a representative of the the U.S. ambassador to explain reported remarks by President Donald Trump that immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from "shithole countries", the foreign ministry said.

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    The U.S. president on Friday denied using such derogatory language. But he has been widely condemned in many African countries and by international rights organisations.

    African Union countries demanded an apology on Friday.

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  8. FLASHBACK: JESSE JACKSON PRAIES AND THANKS TRUMP FOR A LIFETIME OF SERVICE TO AFRICAN AMERICANS....

    DRUDGE REPORT

    Top that if you can !!!!!!!

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      1. Look up the definition of racism. It's an attitude and belief system not a matter of giving money or handing out a minimum wage job to someone.

      2. Jesse Jackson? You got to be kidding. Write a big enough check to Jesse's foundation and he will call you the second coming of MLK faster than Trump's personal doctor would state that Trump unequivocally... is the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.

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    2. An attitude. ?

      Nonsense..

      You can't outlaw attitudes.

      And on what grounds and evidence does charge and conduct an attitude. ?

      If it is so easily done you might soon find yourself a defendent in a lawsuit filled by some Swedish faux farmer somewhere !!!!

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  9. I do wish to say on this day that MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS A GREAT MAN AND DERSERVES HIS HOLIDAY AND WE SHOULD ALL THINK OF HIM THIS DAY.

    HE GOT IT RIGHT:

    NONVIOLENCE
    JUDGE PEOPLE BY THE COXTENT OF THEIR CARACTER AND NOT THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN

    THANK YOU DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING

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      You don't have to yell. I don't think it makes a difference at this point.

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  10. Elsewhere in the city on Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel also weighed in on the ongoing storm over Trump’s comments.

    After greeting students at the Mikva Challenge MLK Youth Summit at Jones College Prep, Emanuel called it “a sad commentary — both on his words and his actions” that the president of the United States must “affirmatively declare” that he is not a racist.

    ...

    “I say this not just as a mayor who has a diverse city and a responsibility … to have one city, one future. I also say it as a father who is trying to … teach his children a certain sense of values.

    To have those questioned or undermined in the public space is really fundamentally wrong. … You have a responsibility as president … to create a context for helping people come together — not be torn apart.”

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  11. I do wish to say on this day that MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS A GREAT MAN AND DERSERVES HIS HOLIDAY AND WE SHOULD ALL THINK OF HIM THIS DAY.

    HE GOT IT RIGHT:

    NONVIOLENCE
    JUDGE PEOPLE BY THE COXTENT OF THEIR CARACTER AND NOT THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN

    THANK YOU DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING

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    1. Read the whole thing and sounds about right to me too.

      Too many Democrat ducks at the meeting perhaps.

      It will all blow out of the news soon by the Korean Olypics if nothing else.

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  13. Support, my SENATORS and CONDREASMAN reports, is lacking in THE SWAMP, and all around the USA for creating the new holiday : QUIRK DAY.

    Even in Michigan with some saying there that they would rather secede than take part in QUIRK DAY.

    We must fight !!

    For all those patriots out there who wish to continue the good fight please send cash only donations to :

    QUIRK'S BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY USA
    c.o QUIRK
    P O.BOX QUIRK
    069960
    DETROIT
    MICHIGAN
    711711711

    Thank you so much,

    THE QUIRKSTER

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    1. Why are you so cathected to Quirk?

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    2. Like his scense of humor and it gives me a tummy rumble laugh to lightly mock him.

      He doesn't mind . ....he told me he loved me once and I am unashamed I replied in like manner..

      It would totally destroy me if I ever thought him untrue......

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    3. I am concerned about his TDS though.

      If it gets much worse I am considering a wellness check and perhaps an outside intervention.

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  14. President Donald Trump has said he was "totally misrepresented" by those saying he used the term "shithole" to describe African nations last week.

    Mr Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants.

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    A key issue they need to agree on is what to do with an Obama-era scheme that protects some 800,000 young people who entered the US illegally as children - known as the Dreamers.

    But the alleged slur was uttered during another topic for discussion - the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) given to a number of nationalities currently living in the country.

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    Have the senators present at the meeting backed him up?

    No - Democratic Dick Durbin said he used the word "shithole" repeatedly

    Yes - Republican David Perdue said the reported racial slur was a "gross misrepresentation"

    No - Republican Lindsey Graham told another senator the reports were "basically accurate"

    Yes - Republican Tom Cotton "didn't hear Trump use derogatory language"

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    1. Duck "turban" Durbin is both a shithold and a duck.2

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    2. Dick and dick

      This shit phone has a profanity blocker

      It will turn dick into duck and shit into shot if one doesn't confirm what one wishes to say.

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    3. So if I ever call someone a shot or a duck you will know what I was trying to say

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    4. If a fella "can't recall"
      It means he didn't

      If a fella "didn't hear"
      He doesn't know what was said.

      Once a fella says he "can't recall" to then say he heard "shithouse".

      That is a "Bald Face Lie"

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  15. I am buying a computer tomorrow.

    This one finger phone pecking is driving me nuts !

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    1. As Q so often says Robert "Identity Thief" Peterson, you are an embarrassment.

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    2. Good night WAR CRIMINAL self confessed, DEAD BEAT DAD and ABUSER, JEW HATER and INFAMOUS LIAR, THE MAN? WHO DOESN'T PAY HIS LEGALLY DUE BLOG GAMBLING DEBTS, FOOL and ILLITERATE NINCOMPOOOP..

      Good night good good night to you !

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    3. Good night WAR CRIMINAL self confessed, DEAD BEAT DAD and ABUSER, JEW HATER and INFAMOUS LIAR, THE MAN? WHO DOESN'T PAY HIS LEGALLY DUE BLOG GAMBLING DEBTS, FOOL and ILLITERATE NINCOMPOOOP..

      Good night good good night to you !

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  16. .

    Tao of Quirk: Every movement ends when the Jacobins step over the line.

    Rule of law is lost when 'Rape is anything we say it is' becomes the rule

    "Margaret Atwood likes to stir the pot. Always has. You've got to like her for that. So when she wrote a piece in Saturday's Globe and Mail called "Am I a Bad Feminist?", she can't have been too surprised by the vitriol that ensued. What might surprise the rest of us is where it came from. These attackers were not the usual Atwood critics on the right. They are a generation of younger activists who think she has sold women, feminism – and especially victims of sexual assault – down the river.

    "Just here to say I would rather eat my own computer and then my own face than read something by Margaret Atwood with the title 'Am I a Bad Feminist?' " tweeted one. "I cannot bring myself to read that Margaret Atwood shitpiece," went another. And those were the more polite ones. Several tweets accused her of being an old, cisgender white woman. In this intersectional age, that alone is proof of guilt.

    Margaret Atwood as an enemy of feminism is a tough concept to get your head around. She is, after all, the author of The Handmaid's Tale, the universally acclaimed dystopian fantasy in which women are enslaved to men. Her impressive body of work – one that has profoundly informed the feminist zeitgeist – is a 50-year-long attack on misogyny and the patriarchal state. Ms. Atwood is probably the leading feminist author in the world. So what happened?

    What happened is that the Revolution has entered a new phase. Having vanquished the reactionaries, the Jacobins are sending the moderates to the guillotine. The buildings must be razed so that society can begin anew. Everyone who isn't for them is against them. Moderates like Ms. Atwood, with their odious ideas about due process and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, are traitors to the Revolution.

    As one letter to The Globe put it the other day: "Revolution isn't about justice. It's about change..."

    ====================

    In the hothouse world of CanLit, the case has been hugely divisive. Under immense pressure, several writers have unsigned the letter, and Ms. Atwood has been accused of using her privilege to silence younger female victims. On Saturday, she fanned the flames by cautioning that the #MeToo movement runs the risk of vigilante justice. "My fundamental position," she wrote, "is that women are human beings, with the full range of saintly and demonic behaviours this entails, including criminal ones. They're not angels, incapable of wrongdoing " She went on to warn: "In times of extremes, extremists win."

    These days many younger feminists regard such sentiments as heretical...



    Signed: Recalcitrant Cis Male (RCM)

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  17. If you can tell me the distinction between a:

    NACHTWEXEN

    and a

    NACHTVEXEN

    in the next 60 seconds Quirk, you earn 6,000 Bonus Points

    GO !!!

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    1. He's stumped, the dumbkopf.

      0 points.

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    2. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARTY GRILLED BY SENATE ON "SHIT HOLE GATE"

      "I DID NOT HEAR THAT WORD USED"

      See: Hot Air

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      "I know nothing."

      First time I've seen the new Homeland Security Secretary, Kirsten Neilsen.

      God help us.

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  18. I now have an Acer Chromebook but the sucker doesn't seem to have a touchscreen.

    I have 2 weeks to take it back and may do so

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    1. Better get it figured out quickly, Robert "Identity Thief" Peterson

      I noticed you are venting your frustrations by going back to telling your standard lies.

      Reall, "Identity Thief" Peterson, we all know you just make it up. Your first step to redemtion is admitting you are, as Q often notes, an ...

      EMBARRASSMENT


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    2. Second step, "Identity Thief" Peterson ...

      Admit the error of your ways.
      Face the fact you are genetically unable to tell a truth.

      That Swedish Shithole from which your genes are derived ...
      Just a coubtry of Losers that will not even defend their women.

      We all haved notice the similarities ... the fruit did't fall far from the family tree, bobbie.

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    3. ... the fruit didn't fall far from the family tree, bobbie.


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