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Boehner Says He Can't Take a Stand on the Issues Because It Makes His Job Harder
CNS News ^ | 07/22/2013 | Susan Jones

Posted on 07/22/2013 11:54:56 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

When my youngest doesn’t want to do something she tells me it ‘makes my toes hurt’.

Yeah.

Boner’s about as mature as my baby.


51 posted on 07/22/2013 12:34:15 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne

We are very close to losing America, because of cowards like Boehner.


52 posted on 07/22/2013 12:34:51 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: The Great RJ

“Boehner is a poor excuse for leadership. He needs to go as speaker.”

Well jeez Mr. Swishy pants taking a position and standing behind it used to be called “leadership.” But, I suppose we are in a not-so-brave new world now.

Pathetic...


53 posted on 07/22/2013 12:41:48 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

These guys seem to think their lives depend on getting a bill passed. What the hell is up with that?

If they were so damned concerned about illegals, why didn’t they put an end to the flow about 20 years ago?


54 posted on 07/22/2013 12:43:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: The Great RJ

People should stop waving spoons in front of Boehner ,makes it harder for him to think


55 posted on 07/22/2013 12:43:59 PM PDT by molson209
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To: DoughtyOne
This is one clueless person. Why is he in a leadership position in the first place.

For sake of comparison, I looked up the leadership style of Sam Rayburn (from Brittanica.com):

Although the office of speaker at that time lacked great formal powers, Rayburn used the limited influence of the office to maximum advantage. He also relied heavily on his personal prestige, his skill at persuasion, and personal friendships built up over decades in the House to bridge the regional differences within the Democratic Party and to forge a working majority in the House.

He referred to himself as "Mr. Democrat".

So how did Boehner win the job in the first place?

56 posted on 07/22/2013 12:46:08 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Tricia, Debbie, and Lindsay Boehner


Dominic Lakhan


Dominic and Lindsay, 5/10/2013

1856-1915 – Booker T. Washington
“We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.”

57 posted on 07/22/2013 12:49:10 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Poor baby.

And this is what Republicans call leadership.

58 posted on 07/22/2013 12:51:26 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I agree. I was listening to Rush for a few minutes on the way home this morning. He said something that caused me to consider something that we all agree on, but don’t always voice here.

What has happened to the people who used to speak out for good wholesome policy? There’s an absolute absence of any rational leadership on the right. Some folks think they’re hitting the mark by being a cheer-leader, but no, that isn’t it damn it.

Who was standing up in 2007 and 2010, and after, being consistently against illegal immigration, and those seeking to game our system to jump in line to get legal residency and citizenship before other foreign nationals?

We have one or two loud-mouths out there, but they aren’t hawking solutions. They’re only dumping on some of the idiocy we see right now. All good, but it isn’t enough.

LEADERS (ladies and gentlemen), don’t just damn other people’s bills. They propose their own remedy from a-z.

There is a vacuum on the right that is massive. Most people don’t even know it. They get week in the knees, because they know one person who will save the day.

Save it for what? Where’s the plan?

Oh. A plan..., oh. Well, never-mind. There isn’t a plan. But they’re on our side. They’ll save the day! Get ready to vote for them.

I guess we have to vote for them before we see the plan.

Sound familiar? We’re now supposed to adopt Nancy Pelosi’s game plan? Not this guy...


59 posted on 07/22/2013 12:52:09 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
well...if that's the case, get rid of him..
it seems John *HIC!* Boehner, took the
position to sell us out..and the free booze...
or vise-versa .

60 posted on 07/22/2013 12:54:14 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :)
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To: The Great RJ

even a poorer excuse of a man but a great POS pandering two face lying slimy politician of which there are way too many like him in DC


61 posted on 07/22/2013 12:54:58 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Night Hides Not

Good question. You could say the same thing about Lyndon Johnson. The guy wielded a lot of power in Congress, only to fritter it away under John and (yes even) Robert Kennedy.

Tip O’Neil was a powerful guy in his day too.

Boehner is a light-weight. I picture him with a bent-neck Boy-Scout flashlight trying to find the Men’s room in the daytime.


62 posted on 07/22/2013 12:55:28 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

he needs to be drumed out of congress. cantor too. every bastard that purged conservatives from leadership positions.


63 posted on 07/22/2013 12:57:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Nah... they just go get right with 0 at the House. He sets ‘em straight.

: /


64 posted on 07/22/2013 12:58:42 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...

True...

These meetings at the White House, there would be none of them if I were king of the forest.


65 posted on 07/22/2013 1:03:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: DoughtyOne

” I agree. I was listening to Rush for a few minutes on the way home this morning. He said something that caused me to consider something that we all agree on, but don’t always voice here.

What has happened to the people who used to speak out for good wholesome policy? There’s an absolute absence of any rational leadership on the right. Some folks think they’re hitting the mark by being a cheer-leader, but no, that isn’t it damn it.”

Thank you.


66 posted on 07/22/2013 1:04:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: The Great RJ
As (I think), the great Margaret Thatcher said, "Consensus is not leadership."

The House Boner has obviously not been exposed to such a concept. ... Could bring a man to tears!

67 posted on 07/22/2013 1:05:48 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: stephenjohnbanker
No! Thank you!

No! Thank you!

No! Thank you!

No! Thank you!

No! Thank you...

:-|

68 posted on 07/22/2013 1:07:48 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: DoughtyOne

Uh yeah.......: )


69 posted on 07/22/2013 1:09:12 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Lakeshark; onyx

Oops I think I left out your names accidentally.


70 posted on 07/22/2013 1:09:57 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: glennaro

He thought she said ‘menses’ is not leadership.

This confused him. He had always thought it was. That’s why he experienced sympathetic menses periodically during his career as speaker.

Okay, he gets it now... (as if)


71 posted on 07/22/2013 1:11:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Sounds like something Obama would say.


72 posted on 07/22/2013 1:13:52 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Well, well, that’s a fresh new twist on leadership. Leaders should never have positions! Even tho they shot their mouth about all their plans to get the job? Captain of the ship says: OK, we’re off the dock. Now where would you guys like to go? There aren’t enough letters in “dumbass” to completely describe how miserably weak and impotent that line of krap sounds. But it explains why I can never get a reply from the RNC as to what the republican platform might be. And why I haven’t sent them any money for about a decade.


73 posted on 07/22/2013 1:14:43 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Usagi_yo

First? Second? WTF? How about if the bleephole represents the American people just once?


74 posted on 07/22/2013 1:17:28 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: DoughtyOne; stephenjohnbanker
What has happened to the people who used to speak out for good wholesome policy? There’s an absolute absence of any rational leadership on the right. Some folks think they’re hitting the mark by being a cheer-leader, but no, that isn’t it damn it.

In the Reagan years, even Dems seemed to be a liitle more receptive to "good wholesome policy." Can't compare Reagan to Boehner, McCain, Romney, GWB....

Massive immigration has changed the demographics, the GOP is scared, and the Rove machine does not want conservative leaders.

75 posted on 07/22/2013 1:20:20 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne

” Massive immigration has changed the demographics, the GOP is scared, and the Rove machine does not want conservative leaders. “

Rove may be the #1 guy in America representing the PURCHASE of amnesty Republicans.


76 posted on 07/22/2013 1:22:42 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

He is a pus bag. He is anything but a man. The fact that saying what he did does not embarrass or shame him tells people all they need to know.

I imagine this drunken fool has all kinds of dirt in his folder for Holder.


77 posted on 07/22/2013 1:27:39 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
In the Reagan years, even Dems seemed to be a little more receptive to "good wholesome policy." Can't compare Reagan to Boehner, McCain, Romney, GWB....

Massive immigration has changed the demographics, the GOP is scared, and the Rove machine does not want conservative leaders.

I don't mind beating this dead horse over and over, but I'm sure others get tired of it. When you have a guy like McCain on your side, it makes you wonder how bad a guy would have to be, to feel comfortable in the Democrat party.

McCain feels right at home. The rest of the party seems to like him right back.

No, you can't compare Reagan to these guys. I believe Reagan would take one look at what they failed to enforce regarding his last bill, and would tell these jackasses no way would he back more legislation.

He would demand they enforce what they already have.

78 posted on 07/22/2013 1:30:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I know Rove doesn’t see it this way. I know others who see the immigration bill in the same terms he does, don’t either.

I see these people as traitors. They are backing policies that are diametrically opposed to the good health of our nation. This, my friends, is “nation-killer” legislation.

There’s no way a rational human being could consider the ramifications of an amnesty of this size and think it would turn out positive.


79 posted on 07/22/2013 1:34:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

“Ya see, my job isn’t to stand for anything. I just let the team work things out and then sell the majority opinion.”


80 posted on 07/22/2013 1:36:10 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: DoughtyOne

” I see these people as traitors. They are backing policies that are diametrically opposed to the good health of our nation. This, my friends, is “nation-killer” legislation.”

Absolutely, the final nail in the coffin.


81 posted on 07/22/2013 1:38:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Boehner is Bob Michel who was satisfied giving aid and comfort to the left and perfectly ok with Republicans being in the minority


82 posted on 07/22/2013 1:42:41 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

WTF! He is supposed to be a leader. Is this the kind of garbage that the pubs want to lead them?


83 posted on 07/22/2013 1:44:38 PM PDT by bobo1 (the KDE plasma desktop is awesome!)
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To: The Great RJ

Well that would be great if Boehner would butt out and let the Congress work its will. Unfortunately he and Cantor and McCarthy are always plotting to pass every progressive POS that comes their way.


84 posted on 07/22/2013 1:50:45 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Somebody fire this incompetent ass!


85 posted on 07/22/2013 1:57:04 PM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Yep!


86 posted on 07/22/2013 1:57:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne

87 posted on 07/22/2013 1:58:20 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: Usagi_yo
Not even close. He's the HOUSE speaker, not the GOP speaker. There's already a house majority leader who one would think would be the cheerleader for GOP in the house. There is ample precedence for the Speaker of the House representing himself as at the least near neutral and not even voting unless his vote is needed. The Speaker of the House's job is to be 3rd in line for the presidency and to keep legislation flowing in the house first, representing his party 2nd.

I'm not sure the headline writer got what Boehner said quite right. The Speaker has to get a sense of where the party is and where the House is before taking action.

The Speaker can lead his party if the party is united. Gingrich did. Pelosi did. I guess Tip O'Neill and Sam Rayburn did in their own way.

It's hard for the Speaker to dictate to the party if the party's elected Representatives are divided or uncertain, though.

88 posted on 07/22/2013 1:59:38 PM PDT by x
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne

Funny how the only people who understand that America is finished with this amnesty, are those who live in the west, and southwest. The rest of the country is against amnesty, but mostly on principle, not experience. This is the only reason the American people are not a lynch mob right now.


89 posted on 07/22/2013 2:03:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: DoughtyOne
In the Reagan years, even Dems seemed to be a little more receptive to "good wholesome policy." Can't compare Reagan to Boehner, McCain, Romney, GWB....

Massive immigration has changed the demographics, the GOP is scared, and the Rove machine does not want conservative leaders.


I don't mind beating this dead horse over and over, but I'm sure others get tired of it. When you have a guy like McCain on your side, it makes you wonder how bad a guy would have to be, to feel comfortable in the Democrat party.

McCain feels right at home. The rest of the party seems to like him right back.

No, you can't compare Reagan to these guys. I believe Reagan would take one look at what they failed to enforce regarding his last bill, and would tell these jackasses no way would he back more legislation.

He would demand they enforce what they already have.


Anyone reading this and thinking I was getting a bit snippy, should realize I was taking myself to task for always dumping on John McCain.  I recognize that about myself, but I really really really don't think that man should be in Washington, D. C. any longer.  I make that known as often as I can.  I think it's reasonable for some folks to think that is tiresome, but the person I was responding to hadn't expressed that opinion, and this part of my post wasn't direct at him.  It was directed at myself.

90 posted on 07/22/2013 2:03:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
We are very close to losing America, because of cowards like Boehner.

Given that the string of GOP nominees since Reagan has been George H.W. Bush, Dole, George W. Bush, McCain, and Romney, and given that we keep electing RINOs like Boehner to Congress, I'd say we were within a couple of elections of losing America.
91 posted on 07/22/2013 2:03:59 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
"Boehner told CBS's "Face the Nation" that his job is not to take a stand, but to let the House "work its will.""

Then he needs a job change. I suggest "former Speaker, current lobbyist and consultant."

92 posted on 07/22/2013 2:05:16 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Lead or follow, but get out of the way...


93 posted on 07/22/2013 2:06:10 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: DoughtyOne

” No, you can’t compare Reagan to these guys. I believe Reagan would take one look at what they failed to enforce regarding his last bill, and would tell these jackasses no way would he back more legislation.

He would demand they enforce what they already have.”

100% correct


94 posted on 07/22/2013 2:07:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

There’s some truth in that, but I think the rest of the nation is getting up to speed on this real quick.

Illegal immigration is impacting the whole nation now. I have been amazed at some of the articles I’ve read about the Carolinas, Connecticut, northern mid-Western states..., you name it and just about everyone has had to deal with schools negatively impacted, local communities negatively impacted, health care facilities negatively impacted, elevated crime, job displacement...

This isn’t solely your grand-father’s South Western immigration problem any longer.

I was in Washington, D. C. in 2000, and a front page headline read, “Regional Hispanic Populace Expands by 300% in Last Decade.”

You just wait until they start counting those who want to get citizenship, or remain here and work.

10 million? I’m still predicting 20 to 35 million to start, 50 to 100 million chain immigrants on top of that, and 2 million legal entries each year over the next twenty years on top of all that.


95 posted on 07/22/2013 2:10:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: cherokee1
Leaders should never have positions!

His Pontius Pilate act notwithstanding, Boehner has already said he is for "immigration reform" and I think he really knows that he will have to bend over for Obama (citizenship for illegals) to get a bill passed. When he goes on stage with Cantor he lets Cantor take a position for him.

96 posted on 07/22/2013 2:11:31 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: DoughtyOne

” 10 million? I’m still predicting 20 to 35 million to start, 50 to 100 million chain immigrants on top of that, and 2 million legal entries each year over the next twenty years on top of all that.”

Your numbers are probably accurate, which would mean we would be destroyed.


97 posted on 07/22/2013 2:13:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: DoughtyOne
I think it's reasonable for some folks to think that is tiresome, but the person I was responding to hadn't expressed that opinion, and this part of my post wasn't direct at him. It was directed at myself.

Thanks! But you are hardly the only one complaining about McCain here.

98 posted on 07/22/2013 2:17:27 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

He needs to grow up and quit crying about every little thing. What a poor excuse for a human being.


99 posted on 07/22/2013 2:22:52 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Pusillanimous


100 posted on 07/22/2013 2:26:16 PM PDT by Reagan is King
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