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Rolling Stone's Taibbi: Michele Bachmann Is 'Bats--t Crazy' 'Psychopath' With ...
Newsbusters ^ | 6/23/11 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 06/23/2011 8:56:27 AM PDT by markomalley

If you know anything about Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi it's that he totally despises conservatives.

In the soon-to-be-released issue of the magazine that actually employs him, Taibbi relentlessly attacked Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann as a "bats--t crazy" "political psychopath" with a "gigantic set of burnished titanium Terminator-testicles swinging under her skirt" (illustration by Victor Juhasz):

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and, as you consider the career and future presidential prospects of an incredible American phenomenon named Michele Bachmann, do one more thing. Don't laugh.

So began "Michele Bachmann's Holy War," Taibbi's 5,200-word hit piece on Bachmann.

And that was just the opening salvo:

Michele Bachmann is almost certainly the funniest thing that has ever happened to American presidential politics. [...]

Bachmann is a religious zealot whose brain is a raging electrical storm of divine visions and paranoid delusions.

Get the picture? Whenever possible, Taibbi eviscerated Bachmann's sanity as well as her religious beliefs:

Michele Bachmann, when she turns her head toward the cameras and brandishes her pearls and her ageless, unblemished neckline and her perfect suburban orthodontics in an attempt to reassure the unbeliever of her non-threateningness, is one of the scariest sights in the entire American cultural tableau. She's trying to look like June Cleaver, but she actually looks like the T2 skeleton posing for a passport photo.

And, since Rolling Stone readers love vulgarity, Taibbi is always willing to provide it:

Bachmann is exactly the right kind of completely batshit crazy. Not medically crazy, not talking-to-herself-on-the-subway crazy, but grandiose crazy, late-stage Kim Jong-Il crazy — crazy in the sense that she's living completely inside her own mind, frenetically pacing the hallways of a vast sand castle she's built in there, unable to meaningfully communicate with the human beings on the other side of the moat, who are all presumed to be enemies.

Imagine that. To Taibbi, this presidential candidate is as crazy as one of America's mortal enemies, North Korea's Kim Jong-Il. And he was just getting warmed up:

[T]his hard-charging challenger for the GOP nomination is a rare breed of political psychopath, equal parts crazed Divine Wind kamikaze-for-Jesus and calculating, six-faced Machiavellian prevaricator. [...]

Bachmann's entire political career has followed this exact same pattern of God-speaks-directly-to-me fundamentalism mixed with pathological, relentless, conscienceless lying. She's not a liar in the traditional way of politicians, who tend to lie dully, usefully and (they hope) believably, often with the aim of courting competing demographics at the same time. That's not what Bachmann's thing is. Bachmann lies because she can't help it, because it's a built-in component of both her genetics and her ideology. She is at once the most entertaining and the most dangerous kind of liar, a turbocharged cross between a born bullshit artist and a religious fanatic, for whom lying to the infidel is a kind of holy duty.

So, Taibbi isn't bothered by politicians lying if they know they're misrepresenting the truth to get votes. He's just offended - or so he claims - if religious people do it.

Of course, that's not what Bachmann is doing, but it is a strange distinction, wouldn't you agree?

Getting past this oddity, Taibbi added his version of vitriolic biographical analysis in a sorry attempt to legitimize his hit piece:

In October 2006, she stepped before a packed house at the Living Word Christian Center in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, and told her life story. All of history's great madmen have had that one gorgeous moment where the cackling hairy hunchback that has been gestating within for years finally comes out and shows itself, strutting up and down the catwalk for the world to see. This was Michele's catwalk moment.

In almost every paragraph, there was something present to remind readers just how much the author despised Bachmann, and how much they should as well:

The public has become acquainted with some of Bachmann's other excellent qualities as a politician — her TV-ready looks, her easy confidence in public speaking, her quick command of a mountainous database of (frequently bogus) facts — but often overlooked is her greatest quality, the gigantic set of burnished titanium Terminator-testicles swinging under her skirt.

After attacking his subject for well over 5,000 words, Taibbi offered a surprising conclusion:

Even other Republicans, it seems, are making the mistake of laughing at Bachmann. But consider this possibility: She wins Iowa, then swallows the Tea Party and Christian vote whole for the next 30 or 40 primaries while Romney and Pawlenty battle fiercely over who is the more "viable" boring-white-guy candidate. Then Wall Street blows up again — and it's Barack Obama and a soaring unemployment rate versus a white, God-fearing mother of 28 from the heartland.

It could happen. Michele Bachmann has found the flaw in the American Death Star. She is a television camera's dream, a threat to do or say something insane at any time, the ultimate reality-show protagonist. She has brilliantly piloted a media system that is incapable of averting its eyes from a story, riding that attention to an easy conquest of an overeducated cultural elite from both parties that is far too full of itself to understand the price of its contemptuous laughter. All of those people out there aren't voting for Michele Bachmann. They're voting against us. And to them, it turns out, we suck enough to make anyone a contender.

So Bachmann is a bats--t crazy, psychopathic, lying, religious zealot who just might become president because people like Taibbi suck.

I may not agree with his opinion of the Minnesota Congresswoman, but I most certainly have no problem with his self-analysis or his depiction of people that share his views.


TOPICS: Politics; Society
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Full Title: Rolling Stone's Taibbi: Michele Bachmann Is 'Bats--t Crazy' 'Psychopath' With 'Terminator Testicles'
1 posted on 06/23/2011 8:56:29 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Taibbi isn’t competent enough to write about sports, much less politics.


2 posted on 06/23/2011 8:58:04 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I shall refrain from using profanity, except when discussing house rent and taxes." - Mark Twain)
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To: markomalley

It sounds like he’s just mad because her’s are bigger than his and jug ear’s put together


3 posted on 06/23/2011 8:58:41 AM PDT by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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To: markomalley
The Left doesn't handle it very gracefully when they find someone who hasn't drunk their kool-aid.

You doubt the virtues of Progressivism??? You disagree with Obama on some issues??? You must be insane.

4 posted on 06/23/2011 9:00:26 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: markomalley

Pretty funny bc I thought it said Michelle Obama.


5 posted on 06/23/2011 9:00:51 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: markomalley
To those "Palin is too damaged to win," people:

It doesn't matter who we put forward as our candidate. These people are going to stop it nothing to destroy him/her.

6 posted on 06/23/2011 9:01:49 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: markomalley

someone send Tabibi pallet of brown paper bags and a case of DEPENDS (female version)


7 posted on 06/23/2011 9:01:55 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: markomalley

I wondered how long it would be until the lamestream media began its palinization of Michelle Bachmann.

Guess we’re starting to see the opening shots.

Why anyone would listen to the rantings of this guy, completely devoid of any supporting fact, is beyond me. But that’s how the MSM works. Steady drumbeat of innuendo and outright slander is all these fake journos have to offer.


8 posted on 06/23/2011 9:03:36 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: markomalley

How quickly the left had dropped the Palin attack and focused on Bachmann. Will their tiny little heads explode if both women are running in the primary? lol


9 posted on 06/23/2011 9:03:55 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (When NY elected Weiner he thought they said erected...)
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To: markomalley

“white guy candidate”

There you have it folks, Mattie’s own little defense mechanism to mask his own racism. That somehow a black guy gets it . . . like since Jan. 2009 huh Mattie? How’s that RS circulation working out for you since then?


10 posted on 06/23/2011 9:04:09 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (EX Congressman Anthony Weiner: "Celebrate 'Perversity'")
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To: Williams

ME TOO!!!!


11 posted on 06/23/2011 9:05:03 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils. " Arthur Wellesley)
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To: markomalley

Ho hum.

Another liberal presshole describing a conservative as “crazy” and/or “stupid”.

This is what passes for “journalism” nowadays.


12 posted on 06/23/2011 9:05:44 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: markomalley

Taibi is a whore.


13 posted on 06/23/2011 9:07:35 AM PDT by Huck (The Antifederalists were right!)
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To: markomalley

Cognitive dissonance has made the left as crazy as out-house mice since they decided to defend Clinton following his serial crimes against women. The Democrats have become the party of misogynism. This type of blind hatred will hurt them next year.


14 posted on 06/23/2011 9:07:48 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our government is upside down)
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To: markomalley

Falsely casting one’s political adversaries as crazy and/or dangerous is a common tactic of the Left, whose leaders have long known that de-legitimizing the enemy is a necessary first step toward criminalizing their views.


15 posted on 06/23/2011 9:08:44 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: The_Victor

Just goes to show how threatening a strong, independent, conservative woman can be to a liberal, bed wetting male misogynist like Tiabbi.


16 posted on 06/23/2011 9:09:26 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: markomalley

What do you know. Yet another Conservative turns out to be completely unsuitable to be President. It’s almost as if they are all morons or psychos or whatever.


17 posted on 06/23/2011 9:09:26 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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To: markomalley
"She is at once the most entertaining and the most dangerous kind of liar, a turbocharged cross between a born bullshit artist and a religious fanatic, for whom lying to the infidel is a kind of holy duty."

Actually, it sounds like the author is describing Obama and his Islamic duty to destroy the US.

18 posted on 06/23/2011 9:10:25 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: markomalley

From Mattie’s Wiki entry:

In 1992 Taibbi arrived in Uzbekistan, but articles critical of the country’s president, Islom Karimov made it prudent for him to leave after six months.

“Prudent”? ROFL Congrats Mattie Boy . . . you seem to piss off worldwide Funny how these libs come runnin home to Bachmann’s Evil America once they get a taste of totalitarianism. What a man you are Mattie.


19 posted on 06/23/2011 9:10:30 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (EX Congressman Anthony Weiner: "Celebrate 'Perversity'")
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To: markomalley

Does anyone actually read Rolling Stone anymore?


20 posted on 06/23/2011 9:10:47 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: andy58-in-nh

I believe most/all liberals are crazy and/or dangerous....


21 posted on 06/23/2011 9:12:19 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: markomalley

It is amazing how they throw the racist card at anyone criticizing Obama, yet tear conservative women apart. Fair game pulling the sexist card on elite media woman haters.


22 posted on 06/23/2011 9:12:54 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: markomalley

The Soviet communists “diagnosed” their opponents as insane, and locked them up in mental hospitals. The Left’s abuse of psychiatry continues ...


23 posted on 06/23/2011 9:14:04 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: markomalley

Matt Taibbi sounds like a frothing, hysterical liberal bitch.


24 posted on 06/23/2011 9:14:31 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: markomalley

I think Michelle Bachmann can afford to write off the vanishingly-small democraphic of people who are likely to vote in the Republican Primary who also happen to read Rolling Stone.


25 posted on 06/23/2011 9:14:44 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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To: markomalley

Tup, Taibbi is the person I go to for cogent intellectual analysis.

Just finished his thesis on string theory...with one complaint...he copied his diagrams of knots from a boy scout manual.


26 posted on 06/23/2011 9:17:33 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: NMEwithin

“Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read.”- Frank Zappa


27 posted on 06/23/2011 9:17:45 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: snuffy smiff
Rolling Stone does seem to be obsessed with matters below-the-waist...


28 posted on 06/23/2011 9:18:03 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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To: markomalley
but often overlooked is her greatest quality, the gigantic set of burnished titanium Terminator-testicles swinging under her skirt.

Sounds like a certain shortchanged author is jealous.

29 posted on 06/23/2011 9:20:42 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: markomalley
"...with a "gigantic set of burnished titanium Terminator-testicles swinging under her skirt"

OK, I'll give him that...

30 posted on 06/23/2011 9:22:32 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: markomalley

Well if someone from Rolling Stone thinks Michelle is crazy, then she’s obviously a good, conservative candidate.


31 posted on 06/23/2011 9:23:17 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: markomalley

I’d just as soon you ignore, or rather not even post this filthy bile on this forum. Just my opinion.


32 posted on 06/23/2011 9:23:17 AM PDT by ngat
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To: CaptainK
Jealous that she has something Obama doesn't.
33 posted on 06/23/2011 9:27:03 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: mom4melody

Liberals are often misguided, miseducated or mistaken. But it is the unreasoning certainty with which they guard their convictions and a common fear of ever doing so that can make them dangerous. Instead, they frequently project their own psychological images onto their adversaries, automatically follow those who validate their fantasies, and lash out viciously at any who cause them to question their secular faith.


34 posted on 06/23/2011 9:28:43 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
“Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read.”- Frank Zappa

One of the greatest quotes about pop culture, ever.

35 posted on 06/23/2011 9:35:19 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: dragonblustar

From what I’ve read from him Taibbi thinks that anybody who believes the Bible is crazy. You can’t say he’s a member of the “religious left”.


36 posted on 06/23/2011 9:39:15 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: markomalley
If you know anything about Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi-

I do. That alone tells me all I need to know about what the article will be: rude, insulting, frenzied, pathetic. Just one more reason for me to donate to Michelle.

37 posted on 06/23/2011 9:39:36 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: markomalley
Ahh ... the left. When I was in college the gospel according to the professors was that liberals are open minded, fair, balanced, look at the other point of view, are not prejudiced, are not biased in any way, and just plain have a whole lot of knowledge - about everything.

And I really believed that until I read the Bible and became a Christian. Then I found out just how full of bravo sierra those professors were. The same for my liberal friends. I discovered how intolerant and ignorant they were about Christianity and Christians; which that also goes for anything outside of their limited little world.

38 posted on 06/23/2011 9:52:44 AM PDT by hfr ("Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD;" Psalms 33:12)
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To: markomalley

If Rolling Stone doesn’t like: She’s got to be good!


39 posted on 06/23/2011 10:00:53 AM PDT by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: The_Victor
To those "Palin is too damaged to win," people: It doesn't matter who we put forward as our candidate. These people are going to stop at nothing to destroy him/her.

Ummm ... yeah .... that's very true.

It's called "Competition" and it's been around since Cain and Abel.

The same can be said about an NFL team.

"It doesn't matter who the Miami Dolphins put forward as their starting quarterback. The New York Jets are going to stop at nothing to destroy him."

Since that is the Reality of Life, isn't it just plain common sense for the Miami Dolphins not to start Chad Pennington as their starting quarterback next season because his shoulder is so damaged that it dislocates (on his first play of the 2010 season) without Pennington even being touched by the other team?

Miami Minute: Pennington relives nasty shoulder injury

Since that is the Reality of Life, isn't it just plain common sense not to nominate a GOP candidate that 65% of all voters have already said that they will "definitely NOT" vote for?

Since that is the Reality of Life, isn't it just plain common sense not to nominate a GOP candidate that would be considered as a joke if she were a white male? "Hi, I have been in the House of Representatives since only 2007. However, I am female and I am really cute! I want to be President of the United States."

Since that is the Reality of Life, isn't it just plain common sense not to nominate a GOP candidate that would be considered as a joke if he were a white male? "Hi, I have never won a single election in my entire life but I was the CEO of a national pizza chain. However, my skin is black. I want to be President of the United States."

America made an Affirmative Action mistake in 2008 and severely regrets it. The only way that Obama can be reelected is if America is given a choice between Affirmative Action Obama ad a brand new Affirmative Action candidate that looks even worse to America.

Right now, the only potential GOP candidate (who is not RINO Romney) that American voters will not consider a worse joke than Obama is the Governor of the second most populous state in the Union for the past 10 years.


40 posted on 06/23/2011 10:01:26 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: JSDude1
If Rolling Stone doesn’t like: She’s got to be good!

That is extremely faulty logic.

ROLLING STONE: Charlie Sheen may be a pathetic, self-delusional drug addict, but he's a bigger star than ever

41 posted on 06/23/2011 10:06:06 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: Polybius
Since that is the Reality of Life, isn't it just plain common sense not to nominate a GOP candidate that 65% of all voters have already said that they will "definitely NOT" vote for?

Only if you are willing to believe Gallup's poll of ~1000 "adults," instead of the real poll of 50+ mil actual voters.

I think I'll choose my own candidate, Cain, Bauchmann, Palin, or any other conservative, instead of letting the libs at Gallup chose for me.

42 posted on 06/23/2011 10:20:40 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: markomalley
In the soon-to-be-released issue of the magazine that actually employs him, Taibbi relentlessly attacked Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann as a "bats--t crazy" "political psychopath" with a "gigantic set of burnished titanium Terminator-testicles swinging under her skirt

Thus, the reason I have never purchased, borrowed or read a copy of Rolling Stone.

43 posted on 06/23/2011 10:35:22 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

True Rolling Stone is the only one who will print his crap they are at the bottom of the media list.


44 posted on 06/23/2011 11:53:15 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

But I thought the MSM was pro-Bachmann because they want to keep Palin out and have Romney as the nominee.


45 posted on 06/23/2011 3:26:04 PM PDT by ejdrapes (DU would be proud of the Bachmann bashing here...)
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To: Mr. K

“...gigantic set of burnished titanium Terminator-testicles swinging under her skirt”

What this bet-wetting POS doesn’t understand is that he probably just won Michelle a whole boat-load more votes.

We are all BEGGING for any of our candidates to prove to us that they have any kind of strength of character (call it balls, spine, whatever). And the bigger and harder those balls are, the happier we will be to see Michelle or any other conservative candidate slap them suckers up on the table in front of Obastard and watch him melt.


46 posted on 06/24/2011 8:26:57 AM PDT by NerdDad (Aug 7, 1981, I married my soul mate, CDBEAR. 29 years and I'm still teenager-crazy in love with her.)
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