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Hate and Fear at the Zimmerman Trial
FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 07/10/2013 5:29:01 AM PDT by SJackson

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Hate and Fear at the Zimmerman Trial

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 10, 2013 @ 12:16 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments

To order David Horowitz and John Perrazo’s pamphlet, Black Skin Privilege, click here.

As the Zimmerman prosecution continues to implode, Sanford, a Florida city with less than twenty thousand black people, is preparing for race riots.

The racial exploitation of the Trayvon Martin case, as documented in David Horowitz and John Perazzo’s Black Skin Privilege, was built on lies, and the threat of race riots is the final race card out of the many that were played incessantly throughout the case.

Daryl Parks, the Martin family attorney, has belatedly come out and said, “It’s not about racial profiling” and “We never claimed this was about race.” But that announcement comes much too late.

While the shooting was not about race, the case has become a political juggernaut that is not about what actually happened between Zimmerman and Martin, but about the guilt and violence churning through the liberal exploitation of race and racism for political power.

Cecil Smith, the new black police chief who replaced Bill Lee, the former Sanford police chief fired for not immediately hanging George Zimmerman from a tree, has been sending police officers door to door to rebuild the “trust” of the black community.

The Sanford police department is enlisting black pastors to act as “observers” in the courtroom in exchange for promising to tell their congregations not to riot if the justice system does its job.

Race riots in Sanford are highly unlikely even if Al Sharpton manages to take a break from misreading the MSNBC teleprompter. As much as liberal activists have tried to make over Trayvon Martin into the new Rodney King, Sanford isn’t Los Angeles.

But the power of the race riot, like terrorism, lies in the threat. The man who threatens a race riot is blackmailing governments and private citizens to do his bidding. The Sanford race riot stories exist to persuade jurors to save lives and avoid further violence by convicting George Zimmerman.

Ever since a local crime story went national when motivated liberal activists decided to pluck it out of the back pages and transform it into their latest teachable moment on the ubiquity of American racism, Sanford has been getting a lot of help dealing with a racial crisis that it doesn’t have.

The Justice Department, which under Eric Holder has become indistinguishable from a radical community organizing group, began interfering in the case from the start.

Last spring it sent in its secretive Community Relations Service, all but indistinguishable from a group of community organizers, to train protesters and provide liaison services for them. The so-called “Peacemakers” wear the blue windbreakers, polo shirts and dark sunglasses of Federal agents, but claim to be the “eyes and ears of the community.” Eyes and ears, but not mouths. The CRS organizers were ordered not to talk to the media about what they were doing.

While Obama has refused to allow the soldiers shot in the Fort Hood Massacre to receive medals out of concern that it might “prejudice” the case against Nidal Hasan, the Muslim terrorist who opened fire on them, he had no such hesitation when it came to calling for an investigation that would leave no stone unturned in the ruthless pursuit of George Zimmerman.

Every aspect of the case has since been investigated. And with ample preparation, the prosecution is reduced to a slow demonstration of why the case should never have been brought to trial.

Without Federal interference, the charges against Zimmerman would never have materialized, not because of race, but because the case was too ambiguous to be prosecuted. But a liberal lynch mob insisted on seeing it prosecuted anyway, not on the merits of the case, which they did not even bother studying, doing so little research that they labeled Zimmerman a white racist based on his last name alone, but to make a statement about race.

Turning the Trayvon Martin case into a statement about race, rather than a confrontation between two men, dehumanized both Zimmerman and Martin, transforming them from people into characters in a morality play about racism.

The racialization of the case led to actual racial attacks, as documented in David Horowitz and John Perazzo’s Black Skin Privilege.

“In the two months following Trayvon Martin’s death, black assailants carried out at least 14 fourteen known attacks against white victims with the idea of “avenging” the fallen youth. In East Toledo, six juveniles beat a 78-year-old white man, shouting: “This is for Trayvon … Trayvon lives, white [man]. Kill that white [man]!” In Gainesville, five blacks shouting “Trayvon!” beat a 27-year-old white man, leaving his face permanently disfigured.”

Unlike George Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin, these attacks were clearly racially motivated, but the media didn’t swarm down on them, Obama didn’t make any emotional speeches about them and the DOJ’s best and brightest community organizers didn’t begin training protesters to agitate the crowds and stir up talk of race riots. The Zimmerman case was supposed to teach about the evils of white privilege, while these attacks could teach only about black privilege.

The American justice system is not racist, but the Department of Justice has become expert at manipulating it for racial ends, exonerating the Black Panthers for their racist voter intimidation while targeting George Zimmerman because the man he shot might have looked like Obama’s hypothetical son.

Zimmerman became a useful means of indicting the justice system as racist. And discrediting the justice system is vital because what its crime statistics have to say about the state of race relations in this country is not good news.

“They tell us that black criminals aren’t actually criminals; the true culprit is the white ‘unjust justice system’ that ‘profiles’ blacks and creates this racist illusion,” Horowitz and Perazzo write, before citing the statistics that show that the problem is not in the justice system but in the criminals who enter it.

The racialization of the Zimmerman case began in bad faith as another attempt to discredit the justice system as racist and illegitimate. Now that the justice system is drifting toward doing its job, the next phase of violent reaction and mythmaking is underway.

The race cards of black privilege can only be played so many times until the final card of violence is drawn from the deck.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: blackracism; florida; raceriots; racism; sanford; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 07/10/2013 5:29:01 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson
The man who threatens a race riot is blackmailing governments and private citizens to do his bidding, and should be shot.
2 posted on 07/10/2013 5:31:16 AM PDT by Tax-chick (“The human project is all about babies! Culture is all about babies!" ~ Cdl. Dolan)
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To: SJackson

The IBD had an article about the trial today - and one of the comments reflected what I think is the left’s agenda.

They WANT race riots. And they WANT an excuse to use all the government leo agencies

AGAINST PEOPLE DEFENDING THEMSELVES FROM THE RIOTERS.


3 posted on 07/10/2013 5:31:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

:They WANT race riots. And they WANT an excuse to use all the government leo agencies

AGAINST PEOPLE DEFENDING THEMSELVES FROM THE RIOTERS”

I don’t think that is not without merit


4 posted on 07/10/2013 5:34:32 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SJackson

Looks like Frontpage is running as fast as it can from David Horowitz’s bloody-minded editorial. I wonder if people are cancelling their subscriptions, lol?!

Thanks for posting.


5 posted on 07/10/2013 5:35:20 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SJackson

“the case has become a political juggernaut that is not about what actually happened between Zimmerman and Martin, but about the guilt and violence churning through the liberal exploitation of race and racism for political power.”

That was very well stated.


6 posted on 07/10/2013 5:35:48 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: MrB

“They WANT race riots.”

Yeah, so whitey will think twice about busting a cap in another thuglet.


7 posted on 07/10/2013 5:38:03 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN

This is the basis of the outrage, I believe -

the idea that black thugs implementing a beatdown
can be subject to consequences.


8 posted on 07/10/2013 5:39:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: V_TWIN

I still think that Barry’s son is gon’ git his ‘jussis’. (Z’s head, that is).

But.....if ‘justice’ actually prevails, remember head/pelvic shots avoid wasting your expensive ammo on ‘bulletproof’ vests.


9 posted on 07/10/2013 5:42:12 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: SJackson

The Democrat leaders know that this case isn’t about racism. If it was, they’d be down there marching and singing. This is just another trail to run people down while they loot the federal treasury.


10 posted on 07/10/2013 5:50:59 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SJackson
“They tell us that black criminals aren’t actually criminals; the true culprit is the white ‘unjust justice system’ that ‘profiles’ blacks and creates this racist illusion,” Horowitz and Perazzo write, before citing the statistics that show that the problem is not in the justice system but in the criminals who enter it.

Here's my gut-level response: I used to hire people to come into my home to help with cleaning, childcare, pet-sitting, ironing, whatever. Years ago, I found lovely black women to help me and I had very good relations with them. Now, however, I don't think black people need apply.

Is that fair? Am I prejudiced? Or perhaps self-protective? I'm seriously asking myself these questions. And also wondering about the work force in general. Which large or small workplaces will take the chance? And who's fault is it that people think this way?

It's maddening, and of course, very sad.

11 posted on 07/10/2013 5:53:52 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: SJackson
On the other hand, if you are just a white male, the national MSM will not spend a second on your story. And it's barely a story in Atlanta, with no mention of race. Just some "youths" beating some poor fellow they didn't know and tossing him in front of a speeding car to be killed.

Ho-hum.


12 posted on 07/10/2013 5:54:00 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: V_TWIN
“They WANT race riots.” ... Yeah, so whitey will think twice about busting a cap in another thuglet.

Feh .... whitey is fed up ... whitey will shoot first and ask questions later ... negro thug culture is biting off more than it can chew.

13 posted on 07/10/2013 5:55:05 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Flintlock

head/pelvic...... got it.


14 posted on 07/10/2013 5:56:16 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: ArrogantBustard

“whitey is fed up”

I agree.


15 posted on 07/10/2013 5:56:55 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Veto!

The person you hire may be an upstanding kind lady,
but who does she talk to and what does she say about your house and/or property?

What is the likelihood that she’s talking to someone that has no qualms about criminal behavior?

I assert, and challenge anyone to deny, that the people she’s talking to will have a higher propensity for criminal behavior than people of other demographics.


16 posted on 07/10/2013 5:58:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Travis McGee

BTTT. This needs national exposure. I wonder if SeeBS will call them “white Africans”?


17 posted on 07/10/2013 6:00:26 AM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: Windcatcher
It will never see a minute of MSM attention outside the Atlanta metro area.


18 posted on 07/10/2013 6:01:33 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: V_TWIN
Yeah, so whitey will think twice about busting a cap in another thuglet.

And to make sure that the Neighborhood Watch crackers get the message that "snitches get stitches", and there's nothing they can do to stop it.

19 posted on 07/10/2013 6:04:14 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: SJackson

“We never claimed this was about race.”

A lie from the pit of hell. It’s been about race since Obamanation jumped in and they charged Zimmerman.


20 posted on 07/10/2013 6:09:42 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: SJackson

“You have the right to defend yourself, but we’re going to make your life a living h$ll if you try to use that right.”


21 posted on 07/10/2013 6:23:47 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: SJackson
The American justice system is not racist...

Hoo Boy. We could make arguments all day long and show example after example on just how racist our system really is. Starting with Obama and Holder.

22 posted on 07/10/2013 6:42:00 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Fido969

Is it only when non-members of a certain demographic defend themselves from members of that certain demographic?

Also, the whole self defense thing is a bur under the left’s saddle.

After all, if you have the means and will to defend yourself from thugs,
you might defend yourself from leftist tyranny.
Can’t have that.


23 posted on 07/10/2013 6:44:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SJackson; Liz; MrB
Cecil Smith, the new black police chief who replaced Bill Lee, the former Sanford police chief fired for not immediately hanging George Zimmerman from a tree, has been sending police officers door to door to rebuild the “trust” of the black community.

LOL - funny - sad - and true...

24 posted on 07/10/2013 6:44:57 AM PDT by GOPJ (In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is a dangerous extremist.. Greenfield)
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To: SJackson
Cecil Smith, the new black police chief who replaced Bill Lee, the former Sanford police chief fired for not immediately hanging George Zimmerman from a tree, has been sending police officers door to door to rebuild the “trust” of the black community.

Rather they should have a Sheriff Arpaio type in charge. The door to door message should be "If you riot, we won't be using rubber bullets".

25 posted on 07/10/2013 6:46:48 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SJackson
Last spring it sent in its secretive Community Relations Service, all but indistinguishable from a group of community organizers, to train protesters and provide liaison services for them. The so-called “Peacemakers” wear the blue windbreakers, polo shirts and dark sunglasses of Federal agents, but claim to be the “eyes and ears of the community.” Eyes and ears, but not mouths. The CRS organizers were ordered not to talk to the media about what they were doing.

Rent a crowd thugs are told not to talk to the press either. If George Bush had done this, the AP and New York Times would be on it like white on rice. But since Obama's one of their own, any thuggery is overlooked. Obama's building small armies all over American and the press is ignoring it.

26 posted on 07/10/2013 6:49:41 AM PDT by GOPJ (In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is a dangerous extremist.. Greenfield)
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To: V_TWIN

Obama’s boss George Soros wanted riots.
Remember this........from Move On.....

http://front.moveon.org/a-powerful-song-for-trayvon-martin-featuring-jasiri-x/?id=38007-16539351-yALJ%3D6x


27 posted on 07/10/2013 6:54:26 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: Veto!

Based on direct experience, there are plenty of black people you can trust and many whites you cannot. I hope (and suspect that) you actually judge people on substantive criteria rather than skin tone.


28 posted on 07/10/2013 6:58:10 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: JimRed

The message to the rest of us is

“don’t defend yourself or the power of the state will come down on you”


29 posted on 07/10/2013 6:59:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SJackson

If Zimmerman walks, you can BET THE FARM that the riots will begin. It will HAVE NOTHING TO DO with Zimmerman getting off. It is all about just doing the riot. It is what they do. Riot and get more freebies as concessions to end the riots. They have been doing it since the 1965 Watts riots. Quite down and go home with more free stuff. More government hand outs. Honestly, when was the last time you saw a white crowd riot when a black or other minority got off in a trial? When?


30 posted on 07/10/2013 7:01:17 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: RetiredArmy

Someone was saying they wanted to be in a store with a bunch of bigscreen TVs when the verdict was read so that they could act like the blacks did when OJ was acquitted.

My thought was -
there was ZERO chance that the celebrators in the OJ case would experience physical repercussions,
but 100% chance that the GZ celebrators would.


31 posted on 07/10/2013 7:06:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: RetiredArmy

Look what happened over the 4th.
http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/black-gangs-go-bang-on-july-4th/


32 posted on 07/10/2013 7:19:19 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: MrB
Someone was saying they wanted to be in a store with a bunch of bigscreen TVs when the verdict was read so that they could act like the blacks did when OJ was acquitted.

It's long past time to buy a position in Samsung to profit from replacing the inventory; it's already done. One wonders if insurance executives rub their hands in glee at the prospect of raising the rate base on everybody 'to pay for 'the losses.

33 posted on 07/10/2013 7:25:02 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be managed by central planning.)
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To: GOPJ
The door-to-door will look good in court----b/c the Sanford Police Dept is also on the parents' Pay-Me-Im-A-Victim sue list.

I still say they need to get a paternity test on Tracy --- dollars to donuts he ain't Trayvon's daddy.

34 posted on 07/10/2013 8:32:37 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Chewbarkah
I hope (and suspect that) you actually judge people on substantive criteria rather than skin tone.

Of course. But in the past, skin tone was far less of a consideration for me, back when the world was a safer place.

35 posted on 07/10/2013 8:40:34 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: MrB
The person you hire may be an upstanding kind lady, but who does she talk to and what does she say about your house and/or property?

Sad, isn't it. My best helper was a truly lovely black lady from South Chicago who came up on Monday morning and went home Friday night. She had a boy just the age of mine.

I asked her many times to come live in our community, where the schools were excellent and where she had other very nice families she could work for, for the rest of her life. She refused, tho her neighborhood was bad and the then "black" area in our suburb was very nice.. My friends who knew her added their urgings to mine, basically guaranteeing her a lifetime of work in lovely homes for people who took a genuine interest in her...and still she refused.

Today, 40 years later, the considerations you mentioned probably would have made a big difference in my willingness to keep her on, because she obviously had connections to a crowd that most assuredly would have attitudes about "whitey" and possibly criminal connections. Tragic.

36 posted on 07/10/2013 8:50:04 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: GOPJ

“Last spring it sent in its secretive Community Relations Service, all but indistinguishable from a group of community organizers, to train protesters and provide liaison services for them. The so-called “Peacemakers” wear the blue windbreakers, polo shirts and dark sunglasses of Federal agents, but claim to be the “eyes and ears of the community.” “

Somehow I suspect there were no sequester cuts to the Community Relations Service.


37 posted on 07/10/2013 9:20:47 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Windcatcher

“white Africans” reminds me of funny story.

A friend of mine was in the Navy. His ship was approaching the coast of Africa near sunrise. Almost all of his black shipmates went up on deck to “see the Motherland” for the first time. My friend was eating breakfast when a buddy of his, who was black, sat down next to him to eat.

My friend asked his buddy why he wasn’t on deck to see the motherland. His buddy stopped eating, looked my friend in the eye, and thumped his chest with his fist as he said, “Africa ain’t my motherland! I’m American. They’re a bunch of fools.”


38 posted on 07/10/2013 10:03:05 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: miss marmelstein

Horowitz is scrambling since his misbegotten little piece of leftist propaganda received a righteous response. Don’t forget the underlying Horowitz political DNA is Red Diaper Baby and occasionally it will surface just as it did with Ann Althouse and her little temper tantrum resulting in folding up her blog comments!


39 posted on 07/11/2013 3:33:40 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: iopscusa

Ann Althouse quit blogging? Interesting.


40 posted on 07/11/2013 4:55:35 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

AA has closed comments to her blog....she and her hubbie still post and let a few select comments through the filter. Not sure what tripped her trigger but I speculate her PC sensitivities were disturbed.


41 posted on 07/11/2013 11:18:38 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: iopscusa

That’s funny since she always went after Little Andie Sullivan for not allowing comments. Too bad; don’t go there too often anymore.


42 posted on 07/11/2013 12:13:04 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I don’t bother either. Her commenter’s were some nasty characters.


43 posted on 07/11/2013 1:16:18 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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