Archive for November, 2008

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November 30, 2008

Video: barry Jaywalkers

November 30, 2008

December 4, 2008

Check out barry fans wealth of knowledge. No surprises. Just like the others.

video courtesy of talktozig

Dear Pro-Obama media members:

November 29, 2008

November 29, 2008

When are you going to stop trying to make everything barry does the -est ever? Yes. He raised the most amount of money ever but he did so because he lied about taking public finance. Though it’s just a matter of time before all of his illegal foreign donations are exposed. And with all that money he got the same amount of votes as Sen Clinton – one can extrapolate what would have happened had they been on an equal financial footing. As it was, he outspent Sen Clinton by as much as 5-1 and per vote barry outspent McCain by $4.

Yes. His popular vote margin of victory was the largest for a non-incumbent presidential candidate but not the largest ever. Nor was his popular vote percentage. There wasn’t the massive turnout you predicted. People were not voting in “record numbers”. Record amount of blacks did not show up to vote. Only 2% more came out to vote for the first black president ever and the media has not done a story on what that says about Black America.

Yes. He used the internet in a novel way compared to the last election for a simple reason: Youtube and Facebook hadn’t been invented yet. And Google is based in Chicago, which made it easy for Googleman to get involved.

Yes. He is picking his Cabinet quicker than anyone. It’s because no president has ever had such problems facing him. In particular, the economy that can’t wait another two months and now with India neither can national security and foreign diplomacy.

And yes. He has had the largest media assist in campaign history. That no longer has to be proven – by us or anyone else. But the constant comparison to previous presidents absolutely has to stop. barry has done absolutely nothing except name part of his Cabinet that cannot even make an impact until after he is inaugurated. So can you please please please stop the lovefest? Or at least wait until he’s done something to deserve it?

barry’s message of condolences

November 29, 2008

November 28, 2008
CNN:

Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the American citizens who lost their lives in the outrageous terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, and with all who have been touched by this terrible tragedy.

These terrorists who targeted innocent civilians will not defeat India’s great democracy, nor shake the will of a global coalition to defeat them. The United States must stand with India and all nations and people who are committed to destroying terrorist networks, and defeating their hate-filled ideology.

There is one president at a time. I will continue to closely monitor the situation on the ground in Mumbai, and am grateful for the cooperation of the Bush Administration in keeping me and my staff updated. We fully support the Bush Administration’s efforts to protect American citizens and assist the government of India during this tragic time.

Dear pro-obama media members:

November 29, 2008

barry’s grandmother died on November 3rd and Biden’s mother-in-law on October 5th. Is this the first time both men on the ticket had close family members die during the race?

barry: no girlie dog for us!

November 28, 2008

November 26, 2008

Barbara Walters discussing the potential first pet.

WALTERS: I have one final, very important question. Mrs. Obama, I sent you a picture of my dog, Cha Cha…

MRS OBAMA: Uh-huh.

WALTERS: Who is a Havanese, and a very perfect dog, and…

OBAMA [what?]: Cha Cha?

WALTERS: Cha-Cha. Cha-Cha is a dog, he’s a Havanese, he’s from Havana…real name is Cha-cha-cha.

OBAMA: Cha-cha-cha.

WALTERS: Yeah.

OBAMA: What’s a Havanese?

WALTERS: Oh, it’s like a little…it’s like a little terrier. And they’re non-allergenic, and they’re the sweetest dogs in the world.

OBAMA [ee-uuu face]: But, but it’s a…it’s like a little yappy dog.

MRS OBAMA: Don’t criticize.

OBAMA: It, like, sits in your lap and things?

MRS OBAMA: It’s a cute dog.

OBAMA: It sounds kinda like a girlie dog.

barry should get a weasel and name it barry III.

And they’re conceding to PETA but planning to get a second dog?

A dog from a shelter is almost a given, but there’s the problem of shedding and Malia’s allergies. Getting a second dog at the same time, one that is purebred and has the least chance of shedding, hasn’t been ruled out. It’s a good solution that will make everyone happy, most of all, Malia.

So where’s the second dog going to live and how is it not going to inflame Malia’s allergies?

Curiosity: "Silver Alerts"

November 28, 2008

November 28, 2008

Now they have Silver Alerts for cognitively impaired seniors like with Alzheimers. It piggybacks the same notification system as Amber Alerts. It’s a great idea. And Project Lifesaver has been using wrist bracelets to track wandering or at risk seniors since 1999. They should be required at nursing homes in ambulatory patients with Alzheimers. And why don’t they use something similar for newborns? The hospital alarms and safeguards have been beaten.

2006 Olympics: Luciano Pavarotti “Nessun Dorma”

November 27, 2008

November 27, 2008

Compare this version with Paul Potts’ version on Britain’s Got Talent.

Pavarotti sang Nessum Dorma during the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Torino Olympics (2-10-06), which ended up being his last performance – though at the time he didn’t know it.

He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer five months later and died 9-6-07.

In his 2008 book: Pavarotti Visto da Vicino, the conductor, Leone Magiera, admitted that Pavarotti lip-synched (while the orchestra pretended to play, he pretended to conduct and a pre-recorded video played) because of the cold weather that would have made it impossible for him to hit the ending notes, which are the highest in the tenor range.

They all gave a rather convincing performance and received a thunderous ovation.

supinder

Paul Potts: “Nessun Dorma”

November 27, 2008

November 27, 2008
Time to offset some of the hate. Britain’s Got Talent (3-17-07) audition by Paul Potts – the unlikeliest of opera singers. Take note of the reactions before he sings and then after. He sang the full aria Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s opera Turandot but it was edited down for the video clip.

Compare Potts’ version with Luciano Pavarotti’s lip-synced version at the 2006 Torino Olympics. I prefer Potts’.

EMBEDDING DISABLED BY YOU TUBE

Sorry.

He ended up winning. (Video in playlist – click on video to go to You Tube)

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Susan Boyle: “I Dreamed a Dream“ (Les Miserables)
Susan Boyle: “Cry Me a River” (First recording – charity CD)
Susan Boyle: “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” (Jesus Christ Superstar)
Josh Groban & Andrea Bocelli: “The Prayer” (Grammys)

Reaction to Mumbai

November 27, 2008

November 27, 2008
CNN:

A spokesman for U.S. President George W. Bush: “President Bush offers his condolences to the Indian people and the families of the innocent civilians killed and injured in the attacks in Mumbai, India. The United States condemns this terrorist attack and we will continue to stand with the people of India in this time of tragedy.”

President-elect Barack Obama’s chief national security transition spokeswoman Brooke Anderson said: “President-elect Obama strongly condemns today’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai, and his thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the people of India. These coordinated attacks on innocent civilians demonstrate the grave and urgent threat of terrorism. The United States must continue to strengthen our partnerships with India and nations around the world to root out and destroy terrorist networks. We stand with the people of India, whose democracy will prove far more resilient than the hateful ideology that led to these attacks.”

Why doesn’t Bush have a named spokesperson? From the statements it’s clear who is going to be point on this. The timing was not accidental. Dare I ask – was this what Biden was talking about? Recall barry’s pronouncement that he would bomb Pakistan. “If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won’t act, we will.”

PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA, MANMOHAN SINGH TV address:

The well-planned and very orchestrated attacks, probably with external linkages, were intended to create a sense of panic by choosing high-profile targets and indiscriminately killing innocent foreigners. It is evident that the group which carried out these attacks, based outside the country, had come with single-minded determination to create havoc in the financial capital of the country.

We will take up strongly with our neighbors that the use of their territory for launching attacks on us will not be tolerated and that there would be a cost if suitable measures are not taken by them.

We will take a number of measures to strengthen the hands of our police and intelligence authorities. We will curb the flow of funds to suspect organizations. We will restrict the entry of suspects into the country. We will go after these individuals and organizations and make sure that every perpetrator, organizer and supporter of terror, whatever his affiliation or religion may be, pays a heavy price for these cowardly and horrific acts against our people.

WE WILL?

Mumbai

November 27, 2008

November 27, 2008

I don’t even want to go into this as talking about it spreads their hate. I really do not understand the savages in this world. Why people want to kill Americans – Westerners just because they are. Why did they kill a Japanese and Australian national? It’s blind hate aimed at what? Surgically taking down the global economy? So how are they going to get into Japan and China?

They took hostages for a reason. It was a well-thought out attack on the financial center of India. And the Marriot bombing in Pakistan? The Indian anti-terrorist chief was gunned down as were three of his men. What kind of intelligence is that? They were so ill-prepared they had to fly “SWAT” teams in from Delhi. And watching the soldiers/police mulling around outside the hotel, unarmed, unvested, smoking and mugging for the cameras doesn’t exactly inspire.

They know the cowards have assault weapons and grenades so why are they in full view? Why are they allowing the cowards to see what they’re doing? Their next move will be to kill or kidnap a reporter.

Oh Dear Lord I hope they haven’t been raping women and young girls all night. This is madness. They attacked a hospital for women and children. Why? Other than to incite the West? To prevent injured people from being treated?

I am angry at the women who know these cowards and did not say anything. How hard is it to get internet access? Make a phone call? Anything? These cowards did not plan it without the knowledge of at least one woman around them. Not possible. Somebody has to cook and clean for them and that’s why women exist, right? These beasts cannot exist without a woman giving birth to them and raising them in an atmosphere of hate.

Enough. Can’t go on.

CNN : “A group calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s coordinated and deadly attacks in southern Mumbai, but security analysts do not know who the Deccan Mujahideen are affiliated with, whether they are new or the offshoot of an old group.”

No idea? Recall that India and Pakistan both have nuclear capabilities. What is Biden saying now?

Are there Arab women with such courage?

November 27, 2008

If so, where are they hiding?
A Montgomery (Ala.) Sheriff’s Department booking photo of Rosa Parks taken Feb 22, 1956.
“The only thing that bothered me was that we waited so long to make this protest.”
Mrs Rosa Parks (1913-2005)

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2008

November 27, 2008

Pres Bush pardons the real turkey.

video courtesy of The Onion

A different not-so-appetizing view.

WARNING: Gross

ArkansasTVarchives

KTUU 2 Interviewer (in all seriousness): What are you going to cook for Thanksgiving?

Palin: I’ll be in charge of the turkey, yeah.

The abattoirist in Alaska camouflage pants smiles in the background…must be the Palin turkey he’s “preparing”?

Palin: My sisters and my mom are bringing everything else. But I’m always in charge of the turkey, so…I’m where I need to be today to prepare for that!

Turkey ended up on ebay.

Where are they now?

November 27, 2008

November 26, 2008
A chuckle from The Onion. What has happened to the “Yes we can!” chanters and the rest of the obamerized masses? Anyone seen Lee Cowan lately?

Cubs vs Sox

November 26, 2008

November 26, 2008

soxfans will complain about anything. barry seems to be a soxfan again after becoming a Philly and Devil Rays fan. He’s a soxfan for the same reason he does everything – political expedience – just like wright’s church. Mayor Daley is a soxfan – Balgojevich is a Cubfan. barry’s demographic is Wrigley not Comiskey.

Reporter Steven Thomma infiltrated the Cubs’ section yesterday. Today, an “All’s well on the South Side now” sign was on his seat. He also got noticed.

BARRY: I understand that as a lifelong White Sox fan, you were placed in the Cubs section yesterday. I want to apologize for that. … This is also part of the new way of doing business. When we make mistakes we admit them.

THOMMA: Well, thank you, sir. That’s the change we need.

We’re gonna need more change than that and a litany of apologies. A Cubfan would have never sat down in the first place.

Constitutional?

November 26, 2008

November 26, 2008

The stock market continues to tank, Citigroup needs a bailout, Detroit is on the brink, barry is having daily press conferences introducing his advisors but saying nothing and what does PETE WILLIAMS focus on? Senator Clinton. What’s it going to take for them to move on? I can’t fathom the fascination. He must have castration anxiety like Tucker Carlson.

Anyway, the gist is Sen Clinton can’t become secretary of state (or any other administration appointment) because she was a senator when the salary was raised for secretary of state. Like her vote mattered. And doesn’t the Congress vote for their own pay hikes? And why can’t she just agree to the salary before it was raised?

Legalese: Article I, Section 6 of the Constitution: “No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office … the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time.” Emoluments meaning salaries and benefits.

Check out the wording:

If President-elect Barack Obama nominates Hillary Clinton to be secretary of state, many legal scholars believe it would be the former law professor’s first violation of the Constitution as president.

First? As in more to come? Or as in covering previous ones? barry is not – nor was he ever a law professor. He was a lecturer who taught classes on constitutional law. And don’t you think he should know that before he even bothered to vet her? Williams goes on to give four examples when it was circumvented. So why the fascination? And this madness:

A more difficult case might come if a Secretary of State Clinton issued an order that put a specific citizen at a disadvantage. That might give rise to a lawsuit that could get some traction.

How is Senator Clinton going to issue an order? She will not be autonomous and everything she says will be as a representative of barry. Rest assured the media will pounce on any perceived deviance.

Former Clinton Justice Department solicitor general Walter Dellinger says there’s reason to think that the official acts of someone in a federal office are valid, even if the person’s qualifications for the office are in doubt.

This last comment brings me back to barry’s birth certificate. How much is Pete Williams getting paid per word? And why can’t he post it himself?

couldn’t resist

November 26, 2008


Pix courtesy of michelle malkin

Sarah Obama claims she was present for barry’s birth

November 26, 2008

November 25, 2008

Birth certificate posts

I wish I hadn’t gotten into this again. Ran across an article discussing barry’s grandmother, Sarah Obama’s claim that barry was born in Kenya and that she witnessed it. Seems way far-fetched considering barry Sr was in Hawaii on an education grant, his mother was a student, her parent’s only child giving birth to their first grandchild and the question of finances. Somewhere I read that barry Sr’s family was upset about his having a child with a white woman. Too tired to go looking for it. And then there’s the fact that Sr left behind his tribal wife, who was pregnant and caring for their young son. I can’t imagine he would get a very warm welcome even though polygamy is accepted in Kenya. I can however understand a grandmother wanting to claim the POTUS as a native born Kenyan. I also remember her changing her story on being a Muslim to a Christian. I believe the original story of her being a practicing Muslim was in the Chicago Tribune. Sorry no exact sources.

Anyway here’s the article by JEFF SHREIBER from America’s Right documenting the background of the conversation and the audiotape. Check it out for a complete rundown.

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Video transcription of Sarah Obama’s call
Sarah Obama claims she was present at barry’s birth
AFFIDAVIT OF REVEREND KWELI SHUHUBIA

UPDATE 2: barry’s birth certificate (Polarik video)

November 26, 2008

November 25, 2008

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Curious factoid

November 26, 2008

November 25, 2008

Mrs Barbara Bush, née Pierce is the great-great-great niece of Franklin Pierce, who served as president from 1853 to 1857.

Polls: ABC – Economy

November 25, 2008

November 25, 2008

Will barry improve the economy?
Before the election 50%
Nov 19-23 44%

Remember that as far as confidence in handling the economy – Sen Clinton outpolled barry sometimes as much as 2-1.

Handling the transition
Approve 67%
Disapprove 18%
No opinion 15%

The Inauguration Seal

November 25, 2008

The Inauguration Event
Is there anything that doesn’t have graphics? Does he have a seal on each seat on his official campaign jet? I wonder how many people have gotten tattoos of his seals, campaign logo, his face or CHANGE!

Quote of the day: "Interrupting cow"

November 25, 2008

November 24, 2008
Morning Joe without Joe – Mika’s supposed to be in charge

She’s doing the news talking about Bush’s presidential pardons. He’s granted 171 pardons. 1/2 as many as were granted under President Clinton or President Reagan. The boys interrupt “Mommy”.

BARNICLE: How does Carly Simon get to the president of the United States to get a pardon for a rapper?

CHUCKIE T: I had alot of anticipation for that.

BARNICLE: Carly Simon and Orrin Hatch put the pressure on the President of the United States to get a pardon for what’s his name?

MIKA: OK.

BARNICLE:…a rapper.

GEIST: You’ll see.

MIKA: Mike! Mike! Knock, knock.

Geist and Chuckie T laughing. Mika elbows Chuckie.

MIKA: Hold on!

BARNICLE: Who’s there?

MIKA: Interrupting cow.

BARNICLE: (Laughing) Interrupting cow?

MIKA: Moo.
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Geist and Barnicle look at each other like what? and laugh.

She keeps trying to get their attention and then says all perky, “Ok one more story. Can we get through this children? I think we can.” Totally dissing them. She is Mommy after all.

barry’s need for signage?

November 25, 2008

November 25, 2008

Is barry not able to speak without a blue sign in front of him? Office of the President-Elect? Which presidential seal is it? And can we please stop hearing Wall Street & Main Street?

His economic team. Notice they each stand in front of their own flag and how the camera stays on barry as he introduces them. Larry Summers looks medically ill. Christina Romer has that glaze in her eyes. Timothy Geithner looks ready to go and Melody Barnes has the glaze but looks frightened. Watch how barry falters when he gets to Romer. He has trouble saying “macroeconomics”. He needed two women of to different demographics to offset Larry, who thinks women are inherently defective and unable to understand math and science. And it seems he did not have a particularly fond relationship with the black community. Thus, the two women. He at least got fired – Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Jack Cafferty, Glenn Beck, David Gergen, Alex Castellanos weren’t.

When was the last time Joe Biden was allowed to speak?

UPDATE: Ran across this on barry’s transition website. Pretty transparent as to why it was included. Have to say they cover their bases even if they don’t mean a word of it.

Promoting Women in Math and Science: Women constitute 45 percent of the workforce in the U.S., but hold just 12 percent of science and engineering jobs in business and industry. Women also make up just 9 percent of the recipients of engineering-related bachelor’s degrees. Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe that every student should have equal access to education in math, science, and technology in order to compete on a global scale.

And the percentage of women in politics? As president?

Quote of the day: “I don’t think I have anything to say on that”

November 25, 2008

November 24, 2008

Birth certificate posts

WH press briefing

Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto doesn’t want to talk about barry’s birth certificate either.

FRATTO: Lester, and then we’re done.

LESTER: Thank you, Tony. Two questions. There’s been extensive media coverage of where the two Obama daughters will attend school. And my question: The White House believes that they should be able to attend the school their parents select without criticism because it’s private rather than public, don’t you?

FRATTO: I think we support all parents making that decision.

LESTER: Good. The CEO of WorldNetDaily has called on the President-elect to release a birth certificate listing the hospital and names of parents. The White House believes that this would fully satisfy the constitutional requirement, don’t you?

FRATTO: I don’t think I have anything to say on that, Lester, and I think we’re going to end it right there.

Commander-in-Chief?

November 25, 2008

November 24, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, are you bolstered by barry’s words and (non) actions? Are you proud of yourselves for falling for his Iraq fairy tale which got him the nomination? The fairy tale he perpetuated by changing his position from the 2002 speech right on through the primaries and general election and then taking General gung-ho Iraq Colin Powell’s endorsement and naming Senator Clinton as Secretary of State? Do you believe anything he has said or will say on Iraq?

Did he look the picture of commander-in-chief today or a scared what have I gotten myself into now that I don’t have my daily fix of adoration ex-senator?

"I have the judgment to lead!"

November 25, 2008

November 24, 2008

From the look on his face in his press conference, I bet barry wishes he had taken his own advice. November 8, 2004, fresh off his US Senate win.

Video courtesy of TravisTCleveland

BARRY: I am a believer in knowing what you’re doing when you apply for a job. I think that if I were to seriously consider running on a national ticket, I would essentially have to start now [4 years ago he said this] before having served a day in the senate. Now they’re may be some people who might be comfortable doing that – but I am not one of those people.

So, not having started in 2004, he was ready 27 months and 130 or so days in the senate later?

JUDGMENT?

Also included in the video is his Iraq fairy tale – on which he based his claim of “superior judgment”. See how it evolves…and that was just the start of his trademark obamanating.

UPDATE: LIFE’s most famous nurse identified

November 25, 2008

November 25, 2008

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axelrod’s face language re: Hillary Clinton

November 24, 2008

November 24, 2008

axelrod’s head has literally gotten larger. Maybe it’s the haircut. His hair and eyebrows look a tad Luciano Pavarotti. Anyway he was on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. It’s good video evidence of axelrod’s transparent prevarication. He covers his voice fairly well because his baseline is monotonous by design. But that’s about it. Watch how his head keeps shaking, he doesn’t believe a word of it. Take note also of his closing his eyes and shaking his head like a kid pretending not to see. bill burton is the only good liar on this squad. barry’s easiest of all.

This Week (transcript & video)

STEPHANOPOULOS The other big appointment on track, of course, is Senator Hillary Clinton to be secretary of state…

AXELROD:…People need to understand one thing. There’s one person who’s going to be in charge of American foreign policy, and there’s one person who’s going to be in charge of American economic policy. And that’s Barack Obama.

He’s going to set the direction, and he’s going to assemble a group of talented and brilliant people to help execute that vision. So, and certainly Senator Clinton, should she be selected, fits that category of brilliance and ability. [fits the category not 'she is'] And he is assembling the best possible team to move this country forward, but he will set the direction.

STEPHANOPOULOS:…Will Secretary of State Clinton, if, indeed, she is nominated and confirmed, have the full backing of the president? And will she have a direct line to the White House?

AXELROD: I think it’s fair to say that all of these appointees will [shakes head - no] have the full [blink - lie] backing of the president, that’s why [blink, sticks tongue forward - lie], uh, he’s selecting them,”The one thing I can tell you from working for six years with uh, barack obama, that he is [blinks - lie] someone who inv-uh, invites [look of concern, shakes head], uh, uh, strong [licks lip, blinks - lie] uh, uh opinions. [shaking head.] He, he, uh, he enjoys [microsmile] that. He [eye twitch] he-he [like his shaking head] thinks it’s an important [furrowed eyebrows] element of leadership. And, uh, I think they’ll [right eye twitches], uh [closes his eyes - oh no he doesn't], that he’ll have a great [eye twitch] working relationship [shaking his head you know Hillary's coming] with his Secretary [flares nostrils in disgust] of State [right eye twitches] ] and Secretary of the Treasury and his entire cabinet. They are not [blinks - lie] going to be potted plants in their [eyebrows worried] departments. They are going to be partners with him [Inclines his head and makes quote marks with his eyes - in name only.] in governance and he is going to [shakes head] encourage that. And I’m sure [head shaking] that that’s the message that he’s given to everyone he’s spoken to about potential positions in the administration.

Oh no he isn’t. They’re all lined up like little soldiers ready to be launched onto the train tracks one by one until it’s just axelrod. Why Rahm Emanuel had to think for a while….jump ship now or get thrown overboard later?

Campaign spokesperson templates

November 24, 2008

How many of the folks who make comments for barry even know what barry thinks on the issue? By now anyone can write their statements.

Template 100 = Not what The American People want to hear…
Template 101 = Misspoke/misunderstood
Template 102 = Clarification
Template 103 = PC translation
Template 104 = Accusation
Template 105 = They’re doing it too/they did it first.
Template 106 = X does not speak for Y or for Y’s campaign.
Template 107 = X no longer works for Y’s campaign.
Template 108 = Was not aware/did not know/no way could have known.
Template 109 A = Soft denial
Template 109 B = Ambiguous
Template 109 C = Outright denial
Template 110 = Neutral
Template 111 = Righteous indignation
Template 112 A = Standard position
Template 112 B = Refined position
Template 112 C = Stalling for a position
Template 113 = Family off limit
Template 114 = It’s X’s fault.
Template 115 = It’s the media’s fault.
Template 116 = It’s the volunteer’s fault.
Template 117 A = Standard sexism
Template 117 B = Specific sexism
Template 117 C = In your face misogyny
Template 118 = They’re racists.
Template 119 = No Comment
Template 120 = Sorry IF I…
Template 121 = Full mea culpa (still in the development phase)


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