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Dennis Prager--Why the Jews are so hated..

Posted on 04/15/2014 3:33:13 PM PDT by MNDude

Today I was listening to Dennis Prager's show during lunch and he kept saying how hated the Jews are that so many countries in the world wish to exterminate Israel, and have wished to throughout all of history.

He would keep saying, I'll tell you after this commercial break why I think the Jews are so hated. Then he would go on talking some more about why there were so hated.

At 1:50, I had to be back at my office, and he still hadn't stated why he believes the Jews are so hated. Did anyone listen to the end of his show today to see if he ever gave what he thinks the reason is?


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1 posted on 04/15/2014 3:33:14 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Its mostly in Europe but I really don’t understand it.
It is true that during past economic problems in Europe, the Jewish people banded together to help each other.
It might be simple “They have more money”.

The Jewish people DO value Quality education more than others.


2 posted on 04/15/2014 3:40:07 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Zathras

That could be part of it, but I don’t think that still explains it. They often have more money, but the Jews in Fiddler on the Roof were really poor and still they were persecuted.


3 posted on 04/15/2014 3:42:39 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Jews represent capitalism.
for any populist movement based on envy, they are the poster boy


4 posted on 04/15/2014 3:51:06 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: MNDude

http://www.amazon.com/The-Israel-Test-George-Gilder/dp/0980076358/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397602369&sr=8-1&keywords=the+israel+test+gilder


5 posted on 04/15/2014 3:52:20 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: MNDude

Here’s the basic idea of his book, Why the Jews?

http://www.dennisprager.com/so-were-hated/

“There are basically two possible ways to look at anti-Semitism. One is that anti-Semites are essentially decent folks and Jews have usually been so bad that they have merited anti-Semitic hatred. The second is that the Jews have generally been a decent people who antagonized many of the morally worst people of their time and place.

Anti-Semites would, of course, choose the first explanation. Others would acknowledge that those who have hated the Jews have usually been the vilest of their generation. Whether Roman torturers, Crusaders who massacred Jewish communities on their way to the Holy Land, Nazis or Communists — they all hated Jews. The monsters of the 20th century, the Nazis, made Jew-hatred the centerpiece of their ideology. And the monsters of our young century, militant Muslims, have done the same.

Why have the Jews, always among the weakest and smallest of peoples, attracted the hatred of the most evil people? Because of what the Jews represented. The civility of the Jews’ lives and the values the Jews brought into the world — especially ethical monotheism, i.e., a standard of right and wrong based on a moral and judging God — made them loathsome in the eyes of those who led particularly uncivil lives and who celebrated moral chaos and cruelty.”


6 posted on 04/15/2014 3:53:37 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Zathras

“It might be simple “They have more money”.”

It’s a combination of things:

- religious reasons.
- lack of assimilation or surrender to the dominant culture.
- association (real or imagined) between Jews and disliked groups in society.
- economic or clout envy.
- real or imagined avarice associated with Jews.
- assumptions about Jews being parasites, persecutors, exploiters, or clannish self-seekers in regard to the non-Jewish population.
- assuming individual unsavory examples of the Jewish population are directly representative of the entire Jewish population (e.g. one jerk - who happens to be Jewish - is thought to be representative of all Jews).

That covers it rather completely.


7 posted on 04/15/2014 3:57:31 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: dontreadthis

“Jews represent capitalism. for any populist movement based on envy, they are the poster boy”

So only socialists and populists hated Jews? Henry Ford might have been paternalistic to his workers, but he was most definitely capitalist and anti-Semitic at the same time.


8 posted on 04/15/2014 3:59:54 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Zathras

You pretty much summed it up. Dead on.

So try to answer why they are the ONLY major voting block to CONTINUALLY vote against their interests? They SHOULD vote Republican if they want to keep their (very) hard-earned money, but they keep voting Democrat...the same people that would send them to the NAZI Death Camps, if they were still in operation.


9 posted on 04/15/2014 4:00:15 PM PDT by BobL
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To: MNDude
I think it's multifaceted.

Jewish people are different. Different religion, traditions, language, sometimes looks. To some people, that's too foreign and weird and intimidating.

They also have a heavy influence in their culture on education and making something of yourself. Those who don't want to bust their ass to become a success are the ones who become them resentful, hence the "tight Jew" jokes.

And third, Jews have always been persecuted, exiled, picked on .... and there are many among us who would gladly pile on to join in the persecution.

To sum up, human nature at its worst is what makes people "hate" the Jews. I get it, but I don't subscribe to it and never will.

10 posted on 04/15/2014 4:00:16 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: MNDude

Satan hates the Jews, because salvation came through the Jews. Yeshua was from the shoot of Jesse. Satan tried to stop God’s plan of salvation from the very beginning. Now that Satan has lost that war, he still wants to punish and murder the Jews.


11 posted on 04/15/2014 4:01:19 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: MNDude

Satan hates anything that is favored or loved by G_d and the Jews are his chosen people:

(God’s Word affirms that the Jews are God’s chosen people: “You are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession” (Deuteronomy 7:6).)

Stands too reason that the secular (Satan’s) world would hate the Jews, just as they hate Christians.


12 posted on 04/15/2014 4:02:26 PM PDT by doc1019 (!)
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To: Zathras

I always thought it was because they held themselves apart. It is simple human nature to take resentment at this, and once felt, everything feeds into it.


13 posted on 04/15/2014 4:02:49 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: MNDude

Simple! They are God’s chosen people!


14 posted on 04/15/2014 4:03:13 PM PDT by Bibman (Tea Party since 1976. Throw ALL the bums out!)
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To: MNDude

They eat babies.

DUHHH!!!


15 posted on 04/15/2014 4:04:08 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Zathras

If you follow the Bible, the Jews are “God’s chosen people” and the devil resents the Jews and drives other men to hate them.


16 posted on 04/15/2014 4:06:08 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: MNDude

They are God’s CHOSEN PEOPLE!

They are not perfect, but they are CHOSEN.

Through their lineage, the Messiah came to snatch away from Lucifer everything he thought he owned.

Hatred for the Jews has its origin in the chief of the evil spirits.


17 posted on 04/15/2014 4:10:20 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: MNDude; betty boop; marron; Alamo-Girl; Jacquerie; CottShop; metmom; xzins; GodGunsGuts; Fichori; ..
Why are Jews hated?

BEEP!

18 posted on 04/15/2014 4:11:09 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: MNDude

Historically they were an easily identifiable, somewhat culturally insular minority; they were “the other,” so it was easy for people to project all their woes onto them. When things go wrong in life, nobody wants to admit to being the asshole, and if you have a ready made scapegoat available well then all you have to do is point the finger rather than work through your own issues. It’s why the “Palestinians” have been and continue to be such a mess. A analogous situation exists in certain parts of America re: the Hated White Male.


19 posted on 04/15/2014 4:11:15 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: MNDude

Like other posters have mentioned, the Jews are God’s chosen people. If Satan could get them annihilated, that would make God a liar (remember His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) and the death of Jesus of no avail to humankind.


20 posted on 04/15/2014 4:13:01 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Zathras
I don't know that the Jews are hated any more than the spics, wops dagos or wetbacks.....

Really, haters gonna hate. Jews had no homeland till Israel. So they were not “native” to any one country. As soon as something goes wrong folks are gonna point fingers. And they are not gonna point fingers at themselves. Gotta have a scapegoat.

I don't have a lot of experience dealing with Jews. In my small Southern town the only Jews emigrated from, mostly, New York years ago. Goldberg's and extended family mostly. There is no synagogue here, closest is in Birmingham.

But, I can see where, if you didn't get to know them, that they would be easy to dislike. Maybe cause they are Yankees, maybe cause they are Jews. Heck, maybe both. But once you get to know them, and more importantly, once they get to know you, they are great folks and a lot of fun to be around and funny (to me) and fun to party with.

One of the old ladies (dead now) was one of my special friends. She and her husband both. When I first got to know them I thought Good God! They bitched at each other, ordered each other around (her mostly), ordered me around, nothing was good enough....etc. etc. But after the initial shock you realized that she was just playing you and enjoyed nothing more than you giving it right back to her.

Anyway, with my limited experience, I've found that Jewish folks take a little time to warm up to. And they to you. And a lot of people just don't take the time....

Well, my little rant is sure not gonna cure antisemitism. Just a couple of observations.

21 posted on 04/15/2014 4:14:42 PM PDT by saleman
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To: SkyPilot
I believe that is foremost.

I didn't use to think like that...But I've seen too many people that just have an overt hatred of Jews..that has no basis in logic.

22 posted on 04/15/2014 4:17:01 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Zathras

I read an article within the last two years that said statistically, Jewish people have IQ’s around 115, Asians and Caucasians around 110. It goes down hill from there.

If you want to know why they think they should, read the Merchant of Venice by W. Shakespeare.


23 posted on 04/15/2014 4:20:19 PM PDT by Usagi_yo (Islamunism = Facism + Islam : Islamunist = someone that adheres to Islamunism.)
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To: MNDude
Dennis Prager--Why the Jews are so hated..

Dennis is usually pretty lucid, and he always promotes 'clarity' over all else.
He must have been having an off day.

The answer?
Simple. Success envy.

The details for which can take many paragraphs; but that's the gist of it.

24 posted on 04/15/2014 4:21:06 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: doc1019
I favor this explanation:

Satan hates anything that is favored or loved by G_d and the Jews are his chosen people:

25 posted on 04/15/2014 4:23:08 PM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: saleman
Good post!!

I've a very good black friend...that reminds me all the time what a racist I am!! HAHAHA!!

He's a hell of a friend...and would do anything for me. And I for him........

26 posted on 04/15/2014 4:23:16 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Zathras

“Its mostly in Europe...”

Then, again, there’s the Middle East. Or had you forgotten about them?


27 posted on 04/15/2014 4:23:33 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: publius911

I don’t know if he was trying to get listeners to keep listen on until the end of his show, or just wanted to hear all the opinions before he gave his. So I don’t know what he said in his last 10 minutes. Was kind of annoying trying to listen though.


28 posted on 04/15/2014 4:25:57 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Failures ALWAYS need a scapegoat. Communism fails because of America. Cuba sucks because of America. North Korea sucks because of America. The middle east sucks because of Jews and America. Before America, it was the Jews.


29 posted on 04/15/2014 4:30:53 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: MNDude

European hatred against Jews is jealousy - pure and simple. Jews are not afraid of work and dedication.

Muslims hate Jews because of Jewish laws - lineage is determined by the mother, Jews take care of their elderly, and Jews teach the 10 Commandments. Muslims HATE Jewish law.


30 posted on 04/15/2014 4:36:06 PM PDT by abclily
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To: MNDude; mickie; pax_et_bonum; flaglady47
Dennis Prager is himself Jewish, born in Flatbush, went to Hebrew schools. He's an uniquely-educated guy, Stanford, Columbia, Harriman University....and a good conservative.

He runs the "Prager University", a virtual institute of higher conservative learning. All the courses are five minutes, LOL, and are taught by well-known guest conservative brains.

Leni

31 posted on 04/15/2014 4:36:13 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Our greatness - built upon our freedom - is moral, not material)
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To: MNDude

They are God’s Chosen.

It is spiritual.


32 posted on 04/15/2014 4:42:29 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: MNDude

Nobody likes bankers, but they are one of the key aspects of the capitalist economy.

Unfortunately Jews happened to become the natural bankers for Christians and Muslims for about 1,000 years because it was religiously forbidden to commit the sin of usury (charging interest on loans) and so only Jews had the incentive to loan money.

The Papacy made clear that making interest on loans was a heresy that warranted excommunication. Mohammed explicitly forbade it.

Unsurprisingly, all kinds of other stereotypes about Jews emerged from this period.


33 posted on 04/15/2014 4:47:17 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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My Mom couldn’t stand Mrs. Goldberg. She’s kinda an old traditional Southern lady. Reserved. Quiet. “Genteel” I guess you would say. Mrs. Goldberg was entirely the opposite. She had no filter on her mouth. They were like oil and water.

But I promise, just because Mom couldn’t stand Mrs. Goldberg doesn’t mean she’s antisemitic. I don’t think.....


34 posted on 04/15/2014 4:49:08 PM PDT by saleman
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To: MNDude

To add, the Torah apparently permits Jews to loan money with interest to Gentiles, but not to fellow Jews. So a disproportionate number of the Jewish diaspora eventually became urbanites centred on finance and specialized crafts.


35 posted on 04/15/2014 4:51:35 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: MNDude

If you go to Dennis Prager . com website they play the most recent show in a constant loop. Todays show was a repeat since as a jew Prager had this day off.


36 posted on 04/15/2014 4:52:26 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Zathras
Its mostly in Europe

That's because in pagan lands they were largely killed of.

37 posted on 04/15/2014 5:09:10 PM PDT by fso301
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To: MNDude

I once heard Prager - or someone on his show - say that the reason for Jew hatred throughout history is that even their haters know the Jews were the Chosen of God.


38 posted on 04/15/2014 5:15:17 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: vladimir998

You forgot (at least one) - the need for scapegoats -
esp. on the part of tyrants (tsars, among earlier) to distract the
people from considering why their lives are so
wretched.


39 posted on 04/15/2014 5:25:18 PM PDT by eddiespaghetti ((with the meatball eyes))
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To: dontreadthis

“Jews represent capitalism.”

Actually, Jews are far more widely known as embracing socialism. Ever hear of kibbutzim?

European socialism was pretty much created by Jews, and most certainly was applauded by Jews.

It’s one of the reasons Jews tend to flock to the Dims.

Never made any sense to me, given their respect for education.


40 posted on 04/15/2014 5:27:20 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: saleman

Just so you know, there are lots of Jews from the South, like me, who are most certainly not Yankees, and who despise the term. Like me. And lest you think that the Jews are some sort of prewar carpetbaggers, look up names like Haym Solomon and Judah Benjamin, as well as just about every major player in the triangular trade that made the South so successful for so long, and share these stories with your friends and family the next time you hear the words “Jew Yankee.”
DEO VINDICE


41 posted on 04/15/2014 5:28:17 PM PDT by golux
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To: MNDude

Afraid I did not hear the show.....but a quick google on Prager and this subject returns:

http://www.dennisprager.com/so-were-hated/
“Why have the Jews, always among the weakest and smallest of peoples, attracted the hatred of the most evil people? Because of what the Jews represented. The civility of the Jews’ lives and the values the Jews brought into the world — especially ethical monotheism, i.e., a standard of right and wrong based on a moral and judging God — made them loathsome in the eyes of those who led particularly uncivil lives and who celebrated moral chaos and cruelty.”

And:

http://books.google.com/books/about/Why_the_Jews.html?id=VK0llzUqQ2YC

Should provide some insight into his position on the issue.


42 posted on 04/15/2014 5:31:37 PM PDT by NYAmerican
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To: Corporate Democrat

The Torah obligates Jews To be HOLY. That means “set apart”. The distinctive thing about Jews is distinction itself. G-d instructs Israel “to make a distinction between the holy and the profane”, between that which may be eaten and that which may not be eaten, and yes, between Am Yisroel (the people of Israel) and the nations. This isolation, necessary for the creation and continuity of the fledgling Torah Culture, was a double edged sword: it protected Israel from the surrounding pagan cultures, and provoked resentment, fear and hatred as it demonstrated its superiority over them. Nothing has changed. Western Civilization, which has inherited Torah true concepts through the Christian stream is the dominant force of world history. We now have a president who denies this truth. And by course, Liberals, in their feckless attempts to ameliorate the demonic hate of Islam, follow in this absurd denial. I am sorry to add that many Jews are among them. These are self-hating Jews, at war with their true selves, their G-d and his Torah.


43 posted on 04/15/2014 5:38:39 PM PDT by Torahman (Remember the Maccabees!)
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To: eddiespaghetti

That’s true. I should have used “scapegoats” as a category.


44 posted on 04/15/2014 5:40:03 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: ought-six

historically, Jews were stereotyped as merchants, quintessential capitalists.
True enough that there is a strong socialist streak among Jews both in Europe and here. However, the more orthodox (Hassidim) are more often conservative, and in Europe they still maintain their merchant origins (Antwerp).
BTW, there are very few kibbutzim remaining in Israel compared with the past.


45 posted on 04/15/2014 5:48:31 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: MNDude
Serious answer here - going back to the Middle Ages, there were certain jobs Christians couldn't do (ie Money Handlers); From Wiki:

" Historically, money lending had been a fairly common occupation among Jews, in part because Christians were not permitted to practise usury – then considered to mean charging interest of any kind on loans.

At the same time, most Christian kings forbade Jews to own land for farming or to serve in the government, and craft guilds usually refused to admit Jews as artisans leaving money lending as one of the few professions still open to Jews. so Jews kinda filled the void.

Watch Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' and you'll get a good idea of how Jews have been treated...

46 posted on 04/15/2014 5:53:13 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: saleman

Add to your remarks:

If you really make friends with a Jew, you have a real friend loyal for life.

On the other hand, if you cross a Jew, try to pull a fast one on him in business, you will live to regret it.


47 posted on 04/15/2014 5:57:04 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: MNDude

Bump


48 posted on 04/15/2014 6:23:39 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Corporate Democrat

Not true. Jews were not allowed to associate with Gentiles.


49 posted on 04/15/2014 6:31:28 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: golux

“Just so you know, there are lots of Jews from the South, like me, who are most certainly not Yankees, and who despise the term. Like me. And lest you think that the Jews are some sort of prewar carpetbaggers, look up names like Haym Solomon and Judah Benjamin, as well as just about every major player in the triangular trade that made the South so successful for so long, and share these stories with your friends and family the next time you hear the words “Jew Yankee.”

You know, I don’t know you. You don’t know me. The Jew’s I know came from New York. That makes them a Yankee. If you think that is a derogatory term then that is on you. And I didn’t think or even suggest that any Jews were “pre-war carpet baggers” Where the hell did you get that?

I’ll tell you this. One thing that get’s me pissed off is people putting words in my mouth. And you just did it. So, You can just kiss my ass. Jew or not. Asshole


50 posted on 04/15/2014 7:15:31 PM PDT by saleman
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