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Obama Ratings Sink As Trustworthiness Comes Into Question
npr ^ | November 02, 2013 | Alan Greenblatt

Posted on 11/02/2013 10:23:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Barack Obama has been subjected to as many personal attacks as any modern president.

Terrorist. Traitor. Hater of America. Secret Muslim.

Unusually for a politician, however, the one thing he hasn't been called much is a liar, except by his most adamant critics.

That's all changed now. Obama is being widely called out for having claimed, repeatedly, that under the Affordable Care Act, people who liked their health insurance plans could keep them.

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1 posted on 11/02/2013 10:23:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
LIAR!
2 posted on 11/02/2013 10:25:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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3 posted on 11/02/2013 10:25:41 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

NPR just pulled a wisdom tooth !


4 posted on 11/02/2013 10:27:29 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Welcome to the Tea Party, NPR. Please proceed to the delousing area before entering America.


5 posted on 11/02/2013 10:28:29 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Finally?! That stench in the political air is the burning cognitive dissonance from the brainwashed masses who are just now waking up. Funny how it took a hit to their wallets to sound the big wakey-wakey.

Not to be missed is the emerging realization of just how pragmatic the democrats are. They decided to lie about Obamacare in order to win the election and in order to pass the legislation. In their minds, the means always justify the ends because they know better than everyone else, so what's a few more lies? They are truly secular humanists who hold the truth to be a relative proposition.
6 posted on 11/02/2013 10:30:07 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Barry’s poll numbers are tanking because the communists have moved on to pimping their next fascist dictator, Mrs. Slick Willie. The Kenyan got a lot of the communist agenda accomplished but the boy is finished. Time to move on to the next big thing. “The smartest and most qualified person to have ever lived not only on this planet but in the entire universe.” Hillary Benghazi.


7 posted on 11/02/2013 10:30:09 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Have you had your ObamaCare Marketplace shopping experience today?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Duh!! There is no question, ya think?


8 posted on 11/02/2013 10:30:26 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Change is good. Moving forward and all that psycho-babble garbage-talk. So 0bama should relax and accept this change, that even his liberal allies finally figured out that he is Jay-Zee clone. Our rapper in Chief. A stone cold liar is many situations. Why? Because he likes lying and being a greasy salesman from the hard sell school.

0 is also an David Axelrod clone. That pathetic crumb has been on TV recently lying to the American public. Why? Because they are ego-addicted to power and lies is how they get it. Lying leftist crap is his hobby. He doesn’t need the money.


9 posted on 11/02/2013 10:31:05 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

He’s the whole 9 yards. the real deal, the waterwing wonder, le pedaler dejure, meat on a stick, teflon chicago-style


10 posted on 11/02/2013 10:31:12 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

NPR just has to keep covering up for their boy. They can look up the fact that in June 2010, Sen. Enzi of Nevada introduced legislation to fix the ObamaCare law because he and other GOP legislators discovered that buried in ObamaCare’s 2200 pages, 66% of independent consumers of health care plans and 45% of employer-sponsored plans would not be grandfathered in as of January 1, 2014.

The Democrats, including Manchin of WVA and Landrieu of LA, voted against that bill. Now they are lying through their teeth, insisting no one knew that people would be thrown off of well-designed plans that were affordable for their families. Every GOP senator should bring up this fact in every interview. The bill could have been changed three years ago to save truly affordable health plans for America’s families.


11 posted on 11/02/2013 10:32:41 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Berlin_Freeper

George Bush took a hit in the last part of his second term, but The Won is sinking way beyond that, into the same range as Nixon forty years ago.

All we need now is for a personally very disillusioned member of this regime, on the order of John Dean, to step out of the shadows, and spill everything that has been going on in secret. Maybe Edward Snowden could have already filled that slot, but he ran away from the US before he could be really effective.


12 posted on 11/02/2013 10:33:21 AM PDT by alloysteel (Men may not always be capable of evil, but they are always capable of incompetence.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

“In their minds, the means always justify the ends”

One of us is dyslexic.


13 posted on 11/02/2013 10:33:57 AM PDT by patton (“Really? Have you tried chewing cloves?”)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I read the article.

It is too long, in the same way a liar talks too much to try to get out of something.

The concluding paragraph is so mumbling and confusing, it reminds me of why I stopped reading mainstream media like ‘Newsweek’, that used so many big words and convoluted sentences when I could easily read Bill Buckley’s thoughts.

Here it is. It’s maddeningly bad English. I’m not sending my kids to a university:

“In the short-term, Obama is not controlling the way people think about his administration,” says Stuckey, the Georgia State professor. “Obama risks losing the people who were on his side [regarding health care], and a big part of that is he seems to have been duplicitous.”


14 posted on 11/02/2013 10:35:09 AM PDT by stanne
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To: mosesdapoet
Obama Ratings Sink As Trustworthiness Comes Into Question

That's NPR-speak for "is now obviously a bald-faced liar."

I'm surprised that the fourth sentence of the excerpt was allowed past their editor. If they have one.

I would have expected it to read more like this:

"That's all changed now. Obama is perceived by his critics as having claimed, repeatedly, that under the Affordable Care Act, people who liked their health insurance plans could keep them."

15 posted on 11/02/2013 10:36:31 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: musicman

This list leaves out his most destructive achievement: trashing what little remained of “family values” in America. Now we have gay “weddings” in the Supreme Court and at West Point, thanks to the One.


16 posted on 11/02/2013 10:37:39 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: Berlin_Freeper

President Obama is certainly one of the most trustworthy presidents in my lifetime. We FReepers, for example, knew what he was about even before he was first elected, and he’s held true to that throughout it all. That’s why it wasn’t hard to predict he’d never, ever cooperate with the House to delay Obamacare even though he knew the website wasn’t ready.

President Obama, with all due respect, is simply an ideologue out of his league. He is probably the least qualified person ever elected president, and it shows. The man is our first affirmative action president, and I’m really trying to be fair. Barack Obama was elected based on two reasons: his skin color and his ideology.

The problem is, what happens when someone like that is finally put in a position where people don’t just simply bow down and do whatever he wants? What if he has to cooperate with people who don’t share his ideology and don’t feel guilt at the sight of his skin color? I guess he just goes and plays golf, because President Obama is the opposite of King Midas. Everything he touches turns to crap, and he’s unfortunately our country’s leader for another three years.


17 posted on 11/02/2013 10:39:13 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Democrats! The party of the big cram down.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Obama Ratings Sink As Trustworthiness Comes Into Question

Comes into question? There has never been any question in my mind since the '08 campaign. When it comes to trustworthiness obama has none. Nada. Zip. Well, I trust that when faced with a decision he will do whatever is worst for America.

...Terrorist. Traitor. Hater of America. Secret Muslim...

Terrorist? Maybe not by the classical definition, but he certainly supports many terrorists. Traitor - yes, he has done things to weaken America in the face of our enemies. Hater of America - absolutely, no question. Secret Muslim - possibly.

18 posted on 11/02/2013 10:46:52 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: patton

Treason doth never prosper
What’s the reason
For if it prosper
None dare call it TREASON!


19 posted on 11/02/2013 10:48:51 AM PDT by RightLady
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Trustworthiness Comes Into Question

I believe that happened like four years ago. Its good that NPR is coming round to it.

A very belated and random act of journalism. Now they can go back to being a propaganda mouthpiece.

20 posted on 11/02/2013 10:53:59 AM PDT by Moorings
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To: RightLady

Now, the guy who could write that, probably could invent the john, or something.


21 posted on 11/02/2013 10:54:04 AM PDT by patton (“Really? Have you tried chewing cloves?”)
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To: madprof98

Yes it does.

(I “borrowed” the list!)


22 posted on 11/02/2013 10:55:12 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: RightLady

Alan, you are either an idiot or have your head up your rear end. THE FOREIGNER has been lying to the american people since his ELIGIBILITY SCAM was swept under the rug, by MSM frauds like you. And he hasn’t stopped since. OBAMACARE is just the latest. You see, LIBERALS don’t consider it lying to get their WARPED AGENDA across. THEIR NOBLE LIES. Much like the MUSLIMS can lie to non believers and don’t consider it a lie. I BELIEVE NOTHING THE FOREIGNER HAS TO SAY ABOUT ANYTHING.


23 posted on 11/02/2013 10:57:29 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Terrorist. Traitor. Hater of America. Secret Muslim. Liar.

Well, the thing is, every single one of these charges (plus Communist) is true.

And he isn’t even a secret Muslim. He IS openly a Muslim according to every definition that Muslims use. His father was a Muslim. His stepfather adopted him as a Muslim. He took Muslim lessons in school. He attended Muslim services in a mosque. He spoke the famous words that declare you are a Muslim—many times! And there is absolutely no record that he was ever baptized, or was ever actually a Christian.

Maybe he misspoke when he solemnly referred in that TV interview to “my Muslim faith.” But the fact that he only attends church very occasionally—for photo ops or campaigning—is telling. As is the fact that he persistently favors the Muslim side, and has installed Muslim terrorists in high offices in the military and the security services.

If any Republican spoke words like he does, the press would be all over him. But when Hussein speaks about his Muslim faith, or about campaigning in all 57 states, the press simply ignores it. And anyone who mentions it is regarded as a racist, extremist, Nazi, KKK-loving Obama hater.


24 posted on 11/02/2013 11:05:45 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Might matter if he was up for election, but he ain’t.

His approval rating could be -9,000, and it wouldn’t matter at all.


25 posted on 11/02/2013 11:20:39 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
According to El Rushbo, this is a small price for Obama to pay for fundamentally transforming this country. Rush has convinced me Obama is handily destroying our nation, and there really isn't anything we can do about it.
26 posted on 11/02/2013 11:21:41 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Terrorist. Traitor. Hater of America. Secret Muslim. Unusually for a politician, however, the one thing he hasn't been called much is a liar, except by his most adamant critics. That's all changed now.
Obama is a Liar = Obama is a Terrorist, Traitor, Hater of America, Secret Muslim.
27 posted on 11/02/2013 11:25:06 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: stanne

“In the short-term, Obama is not controlling the way people think about his administration,”

Huh??????

“when I could easily read Bill Buckley’s thoughts.”

Did you ever see this vid of Woody Allen and Bill Buckley, back in a different day of politics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNErWi_lTig


28 posted on 11/02/2013 11:28:26 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: chris37
You said...
“Might matter if he was up for election, but he ain’t.

His approval rating could be -9,000, and it wouldn’t matter at all.”

True.

But 2014 is an election year. And it's showing with a growing number of wobbly democrats. Many of those are not in easy districts like Pelosi or Rangel. And they may be reluctant, at least during an election year, to help Barry turn us into a progressive paradise

29 posted on 11/02/2013 11:30:52 AM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

DUUUHHHHH.

With a grateful nod to Bob and Ray!

I....hereby.....nominate.....each.....and....every.....one.....of.....obozo’s.....supporters.....for.....membership.....in......the.....Slow......Learners......of.......America......Club.


30 posted on 11/02/2013 11:33:52 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: CitizenUSA
Barack Obama was elected based on two reasons: his skin color and his ideology.

Race, sure. But I don't remember anybody very excited by any ideology he may have had. It was more a matter of feel-good slogans, "inspiring" photo ops, and not being Bush.

31 posted on 11/02/2013 11:36:04 AM PDT by x
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Unusually for a politician, however, the one thing he hasn’t been called much is a liar, REALLY!?!?!?!


32 posted on 11/02/2013 11:43:26 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Berlin_Freeper
There is a famous story about Lyndon Johnson. Here is the Wikipedia version:

President Lyndon Johnson, watching live in the White House, reportedly then turned to aides and said, “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.”

We were at that time, February 27, 1968, in the middle of a war in Vietnam and the support of the 60's version of the MSM was crucial to that mission.

Run the calendar up 45 years plus and we find NPR, an important element of today's much more liberal MSM, doing a Cronkite treatment on Obama.

'Tis just a sign. NPR is not Cronkite. But the dam may be breaking.

33 posted on 11/02/2013 11:44:59 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: LMAO

Once he consumes their power, he will not need them.


34 posted on 11/02/2013 11:52:23 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Terrorist. Traitor. Hater of America. Secret Muslim.

Looks like the only things missing from that list are pathological liar and narcissist.
35 posted on 11/02/2013 12:15:25 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Obunga “The Intellectually Lazy President” (where I have that one before)
36 posted on 11/02/2013 12:23:44 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Rennes Templar

It really was. People like woody Allen came upon their politics honestly and could make fun of differences. Now liberals get so mad.

Mr. Buckley explains it so succinctly, proving my point. He was so common sensical and logical.

And Allen respects him, and not like he’s caught off guard. He just disagrees with him, but he’s respectful and lets him speak without even an eyeroll.


37 posted on 11/02/2013 12:24:01 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yeah..It's all about protecting pResident 0'BlahBlah or some
other Marxist / Liberal Media *snicker* Idea/Principle

38 posted on 11/02/2013 12:43:45 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: x; CitizenUSA

I agree with most of what Citizen has to say; but, I also agree with you X - I don’t think that most that voted for him did so because of his ideology (I don’t think he always showed his true ideology - remember, he threw the Rev. Wright and others under the bus). And, I would add that he told a lot of lies. IMHO during his first campaign he didn’t say a lot that most would “get” (except FReepers and other conservatives). He said a lot of things, but nothing really substantive - people believed he was speaking to them and they heard what they wanted to hear. He couched his messaging and speeches to same - leaving a lot to be meant for an individual’s interpretation.


39 posted on 11/02/2013 12:52:54 PM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: patton

Lord Harrington wrote that, I read I thought it was another lord whose name started with a T.


40 posted on 11/02/2013 12:52:55 PM PDT by RightLady
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To: patton

Lord Harrington wrote that, I read I thought it was another lord whose name started with a T.


41 posted on 11/02/2013 12:52:56 PM PDT by RightLady
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To: Berlin_Freeper

"My gosh, Marge! He's not trustworthy!"

"Ya think, George? It's only taken you five damn years!"


42 posted on 11/02/2013 1:06:31 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Trustworthiness? When did he ever have it?


43 posted on 11/02/2013 1:32:03 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: NormsRevenge

Add: Bathhouse Barry.


44 posted on 11/02/2013 1:54:55 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ( Cuccinelli for Governor,, CALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN VA..and make sure Terry McAwful LOSES!)
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To: Dick Bachert

To call them slow learners is to assume that they could progress and maybe improve their intellectual skills.
No these are Rush’s full fledged “low information” voters...who will not improve over time.


45 posted on 11/02/2013 1:58:50 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ( Cuccinelli for Governor,, CALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN VA..and make sure Terry McAwful LOSES!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett builds the figurative bombs that Obama later throws at America

America’s real president wears a skirt”

Author
By Judi McLeod (Bio and Archives) Thursday, October 31, 2013

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/58938


46 posted on 11/02/2013 2:27:35 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; Liz; sickoflibs
Obama's critics on the right — who have always complained that he lacked the proper experience for the job — have frequently chided this president for not staying resolutely on top of his administration's business.

They howled, for instance, at his claims about being out of the loop when it came to the bungled Fast and Furious gun-swap program, or that he only found out that the IRS was targeting conservative organizations for scrutiny from news reports.

It's not just Republicans who are growing more skeptical — the situation is just weeks removed from an episode in which the country nearly went to war with Syria to preserve Obama's "credibility" about use of chemical weapons being a red line.

And it seems doubtful to many people that Obama could have been kept in the dark when it comes to tapping the phone and email accounts of foreign leaders.

THIS is from NPR... Yeah, National Public Radio... it's almost like their eyes are opening...

47 posted on 11/02/2013 2:36:34 PM PDT by GOPJ (Show me just ONE example of an Islamic country where non Muslims are treated with equality.TimLee)
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To: Steely Tom

Maybe the Ministry of Truth members were away at the golf course at the time?


48 posted on 11/02/2013 4:52:49 PM PDT by mbj
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To: Berlin_Freeper
That leaves Obama in a terrible position — having Americans trying to decide whether he lied intentionally, or wasn't well informed enough to tell the truth.

The stupidity of the left never fails to amaze me. If he wasn't well informed enough to tell the truth doesn't anyone think that he wouldn't try to correct it? It would be gross incompetence not to. So either the man deliberately lied or he's incompetent.

Personally, I think he's both.

49 posted on 11/02/2013 4:58:23 PM PDT by HarleyD (...one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Average intelligence at best.
Totally intellectually overwhelmed by something as complicated as the affordable care act.
Says what he’s told to say.
Had no clue what “if you like your plan you can keep it” actually meant.


50 posted on 11/02/2013 5:14:22 PM PDT by Palio di Siena
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