Saturday Open Thread – October 4th

tomb of the unknown - memorial dayOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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115 Responses to Saturday Open Thread – October 4th

  1. nyetneetot says:

    Tonight’s movie: Kingdom of Heaven (2005) Directors Cut.

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  2. Ad rem says:

    In the end, the Obama administration can either protect young illegal aliens from our laws, public scrutiny, and medical screenings or they can protect the security and health of our nation from a potentially nightmarish threat.
    Sadly, for their own political benefit, they’ve already made the wrong choice.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Makes me wonder if there isn’t some connection between the imported infections and Hollyork’s inundating us with zombie ‘entertainment’ for lo these many years. Did someone clue them in to start bringing the ‘walking dead’ concept to mainstream and help lessen the public’s screaming fear? Hmmmm…infected zombies staggering down the street mumbling: “Obamacare…Obamacare…Obamacare”. Note I didn’t specify a nationality.

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    • doodahdaze says:

      We are fairly safe until after the election. The look out for the “sitting duck” session. This is where the leadership splits the loot up. They don’t have to stand for election for another two years. We become sitting ducks and the leadership of both parties works their magic for the Christmas Package finale for the every two years celebration.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      That’s old news. It’s been a constitution free zone 150 mile from all boarders the last 12 years.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Oh yeah, I do believe ewe ran through this peripherally yesterday, and I also believe the article’s title should be changed to read:…what few of your remaining rights…”. The issue isn’t only the Federal laws/regulations but many states, counties and cities have overlapping laws in these areas also. It will be entertaining, while you’re waiting fro medical care or for a hazmat team to hose you off of the sidewalk, to watch the interplay between all of the various levels of government as they jockey for control while trying to pass off the blame.

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    • elvischupacabra says:

      How’s that any different than today?

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  3. elvischupacabra says:

    Good morning, everyone! Let’s celebrate Caturday! (I checked the calander this time! :lol:)

    …and then there is this:

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    • ctdar says:

      Love it. I on the other hand, as well as my daughter, had stiffed rabbits…think Monty Python & the Meaning of Life. 😉

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    • yankeeintx says:

      I finally took a picture of my kitty. The neighbor’s two year old calls her the cow kitty because of her markings. She has two blobs on her back, but when she sits down and those two blobs are pushed together, it is amazing!

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    • czarowniczy says:

      As non-progressive as it may be I dealt with my GGSon’s nightmares by letting him sleep with his S&W-looking BB pistol under his pillow. Told him that when he has a nightmare he’ll have his gun close by, he can use it to deal with the nightmares. Hasn’t stopped them all but it’s given him a way to deal with the majority of them.
      Now I know that there are those out there who’d suggest I put a social worker under his pillow so he, the bleeding heart and the monsters in the nightmare, could all sit down in a neutral-color painted room and talk through their points of contention. I’d suggest that the discussers and the social workers could be better utilized in direct confrontation with ISIS so let’s pack them, their ideas and some desert-rated Crocs up and ship ’em off most skosh. Probably won’t solve any problems but it will slow ISIS down a bit, at least until they stop laughing.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Our hound-mix pup has been spending too much time with our cats – she’s now imitating their sitting/sleeping on the arms/top edge of the couch, jumping up onto table and counter tops and swatting at things with her paws. Luckily the cats are strict conservatives so none of them eat off of others’ plates without asking first.

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    • Too bad I don’t have a WordPress account so i can like it too! Consider this the tenth like!

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  4. texan59 says:

    I can tell it’s Saturday. Woke up at 4:45. Coffee up. 🙄

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  5. texan59 says:

    If we want to take back this Country, here’s one suggestion. 🙂

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/10/grandparents_liberal_children_and_the_grandkids.html

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Next project for my granddaughters; Foxhole and PoW built radios
      http://bizarrelabs.com/foxhole.htm

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      • LetJusticePrevail" says:

        I remember when I was 5 yrs old my older brother (he was 10 at the time) built one of those, using a crystal and “cat whisker” design. It’s really amazing how some simple principles and a few scraps can be used to “McGuyver” devices like this.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Yeah, I refer back to my earlier post about having the GGS sleep with the pistol under the pillow. Also told him how DemocRATS will steal all of his candy try to eat it themselves – gotta make those examples age-appropriate.

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    • hoosiergranny says:

      Our son is not a liberal but his ex-wife is. We spend a fair amount of time with our granddaughter and started years ago trying to reverse the brainwashing. It’s hard combating both home and school. We’ve been teaching all kinds of skills over the years.

      She’s 13 and we are working on gun safety with both parents permission. She’s also joined FFA and is looking forward to having her own room here at our farm. We’re hoping our other home will sell and we can be at the farm enough to get her some guinea fowl and maybe a goat or two. If we could just get her over the idea that anything that takes a little effort (work) can’t be fun.

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      • michellc says:

        I feel blessed that my little grandson has two parents who aren’t idiots. He’ll be greatly loved and probably just a tad spoiled by his grandparents, but he will be raised knowing God, knowing what work is as well as play, he’ll be allowed and expected to get dirty, he’ll know where his food comes from, how to shoot a gun, catch a fish.
        I have friends and family whose children married liberals or turned liberal and some of them have to walk a fine line to have peace.

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  6. nameofthepen says:

    I dance, therefore I am.

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  7. texan59 says:

    Good ol’ Virginny is starting to look like Chicago, without as many murders. 🙄

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/389533/something-rotten-state-virginia-charles-c-w-cooke

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  8. cohibadad says:

    what I learned from Bill Maher today. Republicans hate Neil DeGrasse Tyson because he’s smarter than them and because he’s black and they hate Obama because he’s better at being president than them and and because he’s black.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      They forgot the part about how he’s a raging atheist who is being used by the progressive anti-God crowd to lead the masses away from worshiping God and into the new light of worshiping ‘celebrity.’

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  9. texan59 says:

    Just great. Jeb says he’d work just like LBJ if he were POtuS. Yeah, right. Like a g*d-damned bully. 👿

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/15/Jeb-Bush-I-d-Strive-to-Be-Like-Lyndon-Johnson-if-Elected-President

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    • stella says:

      Does he think that will encourage conservatives to vote for him, or is he trying to attract Dems?

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    • elvischupacabra says:

      You do know that LBJ liked to show people a certain part of his anatomy, affectionately named ‘Jumbo’. He was apparently fond of using it to ‘settle’ arguments, the reasoning of course that whoever had the biggest one, was right.

      And the narcissism of Barack Øbama makes Lyndon look relatively well-adjusted.

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    • partyzantski says:

      So, ‘ol Jeb is going to take a whiz in the rose garden and pick dogs up by the ears? What will he do to keep his preferred grievance demographic voting for him for the next 200 years?

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    • hoosiergranny says:

      When I was in Jr High, LBJ came to Indy. The entire school was planning to go downtown to see the President. Can’t remember what others in my class did but we were banned from going downtown with the rest of the school. I remember thinking that was OK, didn’t want to see him anyway.

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  10. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  11. doodahdaze says:

    Caturday Poll. Which GOP Ticket would drive leftist moonbats crazy the most?
    1. Nugent/Limbaugh
    2. Koch/Koch
    3. Sarah Palin/Franklin Graham

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    • elvischupacabra says:

      I’ve heard also – ironically from jet fuel suppliers in Khabarovsk – that China apparently laid down the law to the NorKors over something and threatened them with a POL embargo. Without Chinese assurances of a fuel supply, they are toast. That sent a ripple through the fuel supply business in the RFE and southeast China.

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  12. doodahdaze says:

    My online fun today was writing in Nugent? Limbaugh in the GOP President Poll online. have fun!https://gop.com/presidential-straw-poll/

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    • doodahdaze says:

      Whups I wrote in Nugent/Limbaugh

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    • elvischupacabra says:

      To the GOP, I have a standard answer: “I don’t have a dime to spare, until the GOP grows a pair!” I go on to tell them that I support individual candidates and NOT the Party as a whole, because according to Senator McCain, I am one of those ‘wacko birds’.

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      • doodahdaze says:

        Dole/McCain?

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      • hoosiergranny says:

        When I was last contacted, they were talking about the impact to our economy, etc. and then asked me to contribute. I told them they were right, the dems had negatively impacted our economy. I said that until they can get that fixed and present a cogent idea about moving forward, I’m not interested.in donating.

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  13. Is there any information on how well something like a portable ultraviolet sanitizer light wand would work to kill the Ebola virus?

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  14. stella says:

    The next time I read about how “brave” someone like Wendy Davis is to abort their “defective” child, I’ll remember these people:

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  15. stormyeyesc says:

    BO , MO , & O

    Flying on Obama’s private plane.

    Obama looked at Oprah, chuckled and said, ‘You know,

    I could throw a $1,000 bill out of the window right now

    and make somebody very happy.

    Oprah shrugged her shoulders and replied, ‘I could throw

    ten $100 bills out of the window and

    make 10 people very happy.

    Michelle added, ‘That being the case, I could throw

    one hundred $10 bills out of the window

    and make 100 people very happy.

    Hearing their exchange, the pilot rolled his eyes and said to his co-pilot,

    “Such big-shots back there. I could throw all 3 of them out of the window

    and make 256 million people very happy.

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  16. doodahdaze says:

    The Doo Dah Immigration Solution.
    1. Enforced employment Rule. Anyone employing an illegal alien faces criminal action. High emphasis on investigation, arrests, and prosecution.
    2. Total effort to make sure NO illegal alien of any type gets ANY public benefit of any kind. None!
    3. Legal immigration stays the same.
    3. Free transport to country of origin.

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  17. stormyeyesc says:

    Ted:Musician Ted Nugent took to the Internet on Wednesday to decry what he called “Ferguson thugs” and “a plague of black violence,” demanding that blacks stop supporting liberals because of what he saw as biased media coverage of the recent Ferguson police shooting.
    In a diatribe on World Net Daily, Nugent complained that “our national propaganda ministry reported ad nauseum the detailed description and race of Michael Brown and that of the police officer who killed him.”
    “Based on crime stats in Ferguson and elsewhere, it would be a safe bet to assume the two thugs the police are looking for are black males between the age of 15 and 25,” Nugent added.
    Continuing with his “Nuge hunch,” the rocker claimed that it is a “safe bet the two thugs being searched for were raised by a single parent, have criminal records, are high school dropouts, don’t have jobs and are very likely to be members of a gang.”
    Nugent then turned to liberalism as the culprit behind the struggles that have “decimated and destroyed so many black families and their communities.”
    “It is deaf, dumb and blind liberalism that has shoveled over $20 trillion into Fedzilla’s welfare crack programs over the past 50 years,” Nugent said.
    The musician closed the column with: “The road to peace and prosperity in America is to reject the big liberal lie and all those who endorse it. Liberalism is a lie. Liberalism is a scam. Liberalism is a killer.”
    Earlier this year, Nugent went on another rant in which he referred to President Barack Obama as a “subhuman mongrel.”

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  18. casparweinburger says:

    Bill Maher and Ben Affleck fight over Islam.

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  19. chuckles49 says:

    Ah, yet another “Good Child” that has devoted his life to Christ, that likes music and dancing, and unfortunately sodomizing old ,White men out for their morning jog.. Is anyone safe from these feral creatures anymore?

    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/oct/03/accused-teen-rapists-mother-hes-a-good-child/?print

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  20. chuckles49 says:

    These people have no moral compasses to speak of.. Everything and anything goes, except for obeying the law and respecting the rights of others.

    We live in a jungle nowadays where The Law of Club and Fang reigns supreme. If you want to survive, you must act accordingly then quietly go on about your way.

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  21. Lucille says:

    Found this on the Concerned Veterans for America website re Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi: “Pete Hegseth, along with Jill Tahmooressi, Montel Williams and a Marine Andrew Tahmooressi served with, Sgt. Buchanon, testify in front of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in a plea to retrieve Sgt. Tahmooressi from incarceration in Mexico.”

    “CSPAN | Hegseth Testifies for Release of Sgt. Tahmooressi”

    And this from Daily Caller on 10/3/14:

    “No More Time To Waste: Bring Home Our Marine Held In Mexico”
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/03/no-more-time-to-waste-bring-home-our-marine-held-in-mexico/

    BRING HIM HOME!

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  22. WeeWeed says:

    Bar! Beer!! The t.v.’s are so’s y’all can watch the football. Ole Miss playin’ somebody…..

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  23. carterzest says:

    apologies if it has already been posted. I am a few days behind in my treehome diligence…
    (link says you have to subscribe to WSJ….I sent the entire article screen scraped to theLastRefute@reagan.com email if someone has time to post in lieu of this 😉
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-president-of-inequality-1412292383

    another BIG lie is cataloged

    The President of Inequality

    In the latest grim tiding of the public mood, merely 42% think the American dream that “if you work hard, you’ll get ahead” remains true, down from 53% in 2012 and 50% in 2010. According to the Public Religion Research Institute poll last week, the steepest declines in belief in the last two years were among people under age 30 (down 16 percentage points), women (14 points) and Democrats (17).

    In other words, the most disillusioned belong to the coalition that elected President Obama. But before giving up on upward mobility, they ought to blame the policies he has enacted. Mr. Obama has been the best President for slow growth and inequality in modern history, as new economic surveys show.

    Start with the Census Bureau’s annual poverty and income survey, which came out this month. Real U.S. median household income—or the wages earned in the middle of the wage distribution—was $51,939, a 0.3% increase over 2012. But the 2013 figure is still 3.9% lower than the median income when the recession ended in 2009, and 7.9% lower than the median in 2007.

    One trick some liberals use to obscure the uniquely bad performance of the Obama years is to go back to the height of the dot-com bubble in 1999 when real income peaked at $56,895 and compare it to 2013. But this conveniently ignores that real median household income rebounded smartly in the middle of the last decade. That rebound occurred after the Bush tax cuts on capital income and marginal income-tax rates became law in 2003.

    As the nearby chart shows, incomes fell after 1999 through 2004 but then rose again for three straight years and nearly reached the 1999 level in 2007 at $56,436. The bottom fell out with the 2008 financial panic and recession, as you would expect. But the amazing fact of the Obama years is that incomes did not rebound with the recovery as they have in every other expansion. Only in 2013 did incomes begin to pick up modestly, five long years into recovery.

    Even then real median income did not increase in 2013 in 36 states. Instead, the gains were concentrated in metro areas like Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (median: $90,149), San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward ($79,624) and Boston-Cambridge-Newton ($72,907). Wyoming amid the fracking revolution was another standout, with the median rising 5.7%.

    This slow, uneven growth has also led to an increase in inequality by the measures the President’s favorite economists like to cite. The Census reports that the U.S. Gini Coefficient, which measures income inequality, “was significantly higher” in 2013, rising to 0.481 from 0.476. About 45.3 million people or 14.5% of the population live below the official poverty line, down from 15% in 2012 but statistically the same number of people. Poverty over the prior four years rose to the highest levels since the mid-1960s. The poverty rate was 14.3% in 2009 and 12.5% in 2007.

    This month the Federal Reserve also published its triennial Survey of Consumer Finances examining the 2010-2013 period. Overall average real family income rose 4%, but median income fell 5%, “consistent with increasing income concentration.” There were essentially no changes for people between the 40th and 90th income percentiles after steep losses from 2007-2010, while median income rose 2% among the top 10% and fell 5.5% among the bottom 40%.

    All of this is especially notable because it follows the most sustained policy focus on reducing inequality in decades. President Obama’s stimulus spending in 2009-2010 was devoted mainly to transfer payments like Medicaid and jobless benefits. Expanding the number of Americans on food stamps and disability payments have been explicit policy goals. ObamaCare is designed to provide “free” health care to millions of Americans by taxing the wealthy and those who already have insurance.

    Mr. Obama has also focused on income redistribution to punish the affluent while financing income transfers. So he cornered Republicans in the 2013 fiscal cliff and succeeded in raising the top income tax rate as well as levies on capital gains, dividends and small-business income.

    On CBS ‘s “60 Minutes” on Sunday Mr. Obama answered a question about economic anxiety by offering another increase in the minimum wage. But the Nancy PelosiDemocrats raised the minimum wage in three stages to $7.25 an hour in 2009 from $5.15 in 2007. If mandated wages are so beneficial to the American worker, where is the evidence?

    The Census data show that every income group that was supposed to benefit from the higher wages is worse off than before the minimum wage was increased. This is because the benefits of mandated wage increases for some workers are dwarfed by the overall negative economic trends of slower growth and reduced opportunity.

    Another culprit in this skewed economic recovery has been monetary policy. The Fed’s QE exertions have been explicitly targeted at raising asset prices, such as stocks and real estate, that are disproportionately held by the affluent. Meantime, Americans without such assets have received a pittance on their savings. The White House has been a stalwart supporter of these Fed policies.


    Census data like this used to get banner headlines, but these days they barely get media notice. Perhaps it is too embarrassing to point out that the policies flaunted to reduce inequality have presided over so much more of it. Instead, liberals use the fact of flat or falling incomes to call for more of the same policies that have resulted in flat or falling incomes. By making equality a higher priority than economic growth, Mr. Obama has reduced growth and increased inequality.

    What’s needed now is a return to policies that put growth as the country’s highest economic priority. The wealthy may get richer as a result, but so will the middle class and poor who haven’t benefitted from Mr. Obama’s focus on inequality.

    The good news is that the public may be ahead of the politicians in seeking this change, and it is certainly ahead of the media. A survey this year by the Global Strategy Group found that by 59% to 37% Americans prefer a political candidate who focuses on economic growth to one who focuses on fairness. Thus is Mr. Obama creating, albeit unintentionally, a new opening for the politics of growth.

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  24. stella says:

    U.S. Capitol flag from 9/11 lost in Flight 93 Memorial fire

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/4/us-capitol-flag-911-lost-flight-93-memorial-fire/

    Friday’s fire in Shanksville destroyed the park’s headquarters complex. The park service says the cause hasn’t been determined.

    Park staff began an inventory Saturday to determine what was lost in the blaze.

    In addition to the flag, the park service says losses included a handful of personal items of passengers and crew, DVD copies of the annual commemoration ceremony and meetings of the Flight 93 National Memorial Federal Advisory Commission, and about 100 tribute items left by visitors since 2001.

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  25. lovemygirl says:

    From Obama’s daily briefing.

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    • lovemygirl says:

      The comments are equally entertaining and frustrating and enlightening… I had to quit before I started responding. 😉

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    • Murse says:

      Did you read the commentary? Pathetic most of it. All the problems facing Blacks are due to white racism, that whites have stolen their heritage. Bull, blacks have stolen their own heritage by selling their kin into slavery. But they don’t want to hear that, nor do they have an answer why Liberia is a cesspool after it was established to give American slaves a means to reclaim their heritage. Also, when I have had this conversation with black friends I asked why Black Americans are not thriving giving trillions of dollars in entitlements and special programs going back fifty some years. I ask, how is it the fault of Whites that Blacks as a whole believe being uneducated is keeping it real while blaming Whites for being unmarketable for middle class employment. They never have an answer.

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  26. lovemygirl says:

    I ran into a moonbat and it appears everyone’s favorite videographer is at it again, this time with Ferguson. LLMPapa is back!

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