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Palin Says New Parents Levi and Bristol 'Working Their Butts Off'
FOXNews.com ^ | 1/1/09

Posted on 01/02/2009 7:20:53 AM PST by Slings and Arrows

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says both her 18-year-old daughter Bristol, who gave birth to son Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston on Saturday, and fiance Levi Johnston are working hard to balance schoolwork with their new parental obligations, People Magazine reported.

"You need to know that both Levi and Bristol are working their butts off to parent and going to school and working at the same time," the Alaska governor told the magazine in a phone message. "They are certainly not high school dropouts."

Any suggestion to the contrary "harms Bristol's reputation and Levi's reputation and their chances for good work opportunities," Pail said.

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To: Earthdweller

you are losing this discussion. why not just smile and be a man.....apologize to the lady.

;^)


51 posted on 01/02/2009 8:53:47 AM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: ladyjane
It's not appropriate language for someone in her position.

Agreed.

52 posted on 01/02/2009 8:55:23 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: tioga

It’s not a crude term and I am a Church going Lady who happens to be in the medical field. You all need to get a life if all you can do all day is complain about silly little terms.


53 posted on 01/02/2009 8:55:28 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Are these two young new parents crazy? Being unwed and having a new baby they could be on all kinds of government programs - WIC coupons, wellness programs, free health, etc., etc., etc. Why should they work their butts off? Don’t they know the Liberal programs will give them everything they need? Geez, thousands of other new young parents out there have figured out that system.....


54 posted on 01/02/2009 8:56:03 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: silverleaf

As a social conservative, I would note that live birth and abortion were not Bristol Palin’s only options. There was also not getting pregnant in the first place and maybe even... keeping her legs together until she got married. If many on even the Right no longer consider out-of-wedlock pregnancy and birth shameful, then marriage is purely optional, and talking about respect for the institution becomes farcical.


55 posted on 01/02/2009 8:56:29 AM PST by Mogwai (We've gone through the looking-glass)
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To: tioga
tioga, I'm from the 'old school'....the Southern old school, to be precise...

My mama would have washed my mouth out if I went around saying 'butt'...

Having said that, I know our young folks are saying it....it's all over TV and the movies...
...it's 'acceptable'....in today's society....

..I still don't like to hear it.

I love Sarah Palin....in the context of the phone interview, they might have upset her, and I can see her as a mother,....or any mother, resorting to telling insulting reporter 'I'll have you know my daughter is working her 'you know what' off to stay afloat.....a mom will come to the defense of her child!

That's all....

..but Earthdweller had to reduce it to the lowest common denominator and wallow in the mud a bit.

Enough said!

56 posted on 01/02/2009 8:57:05 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: Earthdweller

It sounded and was a playground comeback to a lady who stated her opinion. A valid one, I might add.

Being a Sarah supporter, I hate to see her say these things. To pretend otherwise is silly. She is diminishing herself. Now if she never said it, she needs to defend herself.

I am a church going lady in the medical field as well...get over yourself. I have a fine life, thank you.


57 posted on 01/02/2009 9:00:25 AM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

58 posted on 01/02/2009 9:00:55 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Guenevere

One can only wish that Sarah would understand these people are only calling her to set her up. I pray she gets the message and can remain a viable candidate for the future of our country. Sadly, this kind of news story diminishes her.

Join me in prayer that Sarah rises above this?


59 posted on 01/02/2009 9:03:01 AM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: tioga
I really don't care about your condemnation of Sarah over this...it's ridiculous.

Where were all you word puritans when Obama call Sarah a sticky fish? The double standard is shocking.

60 posted on 01/02/2009 9:04:03 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: momincombatboots
Some people must love the uh, uh, un, and the you know, you know, you know....they evidently like that mindless type utterances from their leaders, but no, never the word butt(ocks). Go to DU all youse and see what real street language is like. I swear there are those on FR that hate SP so much that they can't let anything go by that would give them a chance to slam and condemn her. Sad little lives in sad little brains.
61 posted on 01/02/2009 9:05:17 AM PST by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: SolidWood

I’m not a “pinhead brigade” but a 50 year old Christian homemaker, and I DO think she could have used a better, nicer phrase than that. And I also think it’s terrible these two kids are STILL not married. These are not the actions of true Christian conservatives.


62 posted on 01/02/2009 9:05:28 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: tioga
I'm not ready to throw her out with the bathwater, tioga.

This is what 'they, MSM' want....to divide & conquer.

63 posted on 01/02/2009 9:09:15 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: Earthdweller

I was right here saying Obama was disgusting. Where were you?

Look ,these stories diminish Sarah. If she didn’t say this she needs to defend herself. If she did she needs to clean up her act. These kinds of stories are intended to make her look like white trash and they are working. I would love to see her in a national office....BUT [:^)] this stuff matters. The best way to make them leave her kids alone are to stop responding to the media. Give a public statement and move on.


64 posted on 01/02/2009 9:12:47 AM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: Guenevere

I can’t tell if your being sarcastic or not.


65 posted on 01/02/2009 9:13:46 AM PST by lnzog (I'm from Illinois and I apologize.)
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To: Guenevere

I can’t tell if you are being sarcastic or not.


66 posted on 01/02/2009 9:14:07 AM PST by lnzog (I'm from Illinois and I apologize.)
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To: Guenevere

I love Sarah. These stories are doing just that though. They diminish her in the eyes of the country. They have to stop.


67 posted on 01/02/2009 9:14:07 AM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: SolidWood
Reading this thread...

Shaking my head...

Our economy is tanking, we have a Marxist of questionable origins about to take the highest office in the land, India and Pakistan are rattling sabres at each other, Israel and Hamas are at it (go Israel!) and people are on here fussing about someone saying the word "butt."

Oh, to have the luxury, the simplicity of life to be concerned about things like that! LOL

68 posted on 01/02/2009 9:16:58 AM PST by Allegra
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To: Allegra
I'll agree that people getting bent out of shape over ‘butt’ is at best ludicrous and at worst embarrassing and damaging; the thread did morph into a personal offense kinda thing, which I can kinda see. No reason to talk to the lady like that.
69 posted on 01/02/2009 9:20:41 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yep. That first baby is always a big awakening.


70 posted on 01/02/2009 9:22:09 AM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: ladyjane
It's not appropriate language for someone in her position.

I agree, and it's not presidential either.

71 posted on 01/02/2009 9:25:40 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
No reason to talk to the lady like that.

Who talked to what lady like what?

In the context of your post, it almost sounds as though you are chiding me. I have not gotten into the fray; I have merely made an observation on how silly it seems for people to get so heated up over something so trivial.

72 posted on 01/02/2009 9:27:50 AM PST by Allegra
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To: ladyjane
Comments made privately are one thing. Public statements to the press are another. The comment was crude and inappropriate.

Thankyou ladyjane.


73 posted on 01/02/2009 9:29:47 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "The Iron Lady of the North")
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To: Guenevere

I love Sarah, sadly, if she cannot shake this type of article it won’t matter what we think. we need a viable candidate that can win, with conservative bonafides. while we all might like to think Obama will tank, he may not. I fear for us.


74 posted on 01/02/2009 9:31:09 AM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: Allegra
Post 27 was received as a rude, and things went south (ha!) after that.
75 posted on 01/02/2009 9:32:06 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: lnzog
It is what it is.

My mama would have indeed washed my mouth out for saying 'butt'...

She, and my grandmother would have supplied me with a more appropriate word.

That being said, I'm giving Sarah a pass (fwiw)

I'm more upset with Earthdweller's crude trashing of another Freeper.

76 posted on 01/02/2009 9:36:59 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: shove_it
What's with Pail? Is that what the MSM is calling her now?

They're probably hoping she'll kick the bucket.

77 posted on 01/02/2009 9:37:03 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Every few generations the really, really bad ideas come back around for another go."--Howard Tayler)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

No one is bent out of shape over the word butt, we are bent out of shape that it is in a headline with our lovely Sarah. It diminishes her and reeks of “white trash”. The reporter only called her to get that white trash story to begin with. Either she fell for it, or it’s a lie. Either way, this is hurting her chances of a national political career. THAT’s what we care about.


78 posted on 01/02/2009 9:38:41 AM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: Allegra
You may think so, and indeed all of those things are happening...

..but if we, as a society, lose the genteel courtesy of kind and appropriate words, we are losing on another kind of front.

Decorum should not be sacrificed to modern society.

79 posted on 01/02/2009 9:39:25 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: Slings and Arrows
The moron host sitting in for Todd Schnitt of the "Schnitt Talk Show" (Florida) this week called baby Tripp a "bastard".

In response to the phone calls that flooded in, he said he was just telling it "like it is".

That may be like it is, but he's even more tasteless than Schnitt.

The phrase, "their butts", wouldn't be surprising out of his yap, but perhaps folks in major league politics would be advised to drop the the term in favor of, perhaps, "their fannies"......LOL

Leni

80 posted on 01/02/2009 9:41:23 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Slings and Arrows
"You need to know that both Levi and Bristol are working their butts off to parent and going to school and working at the same time," the Alaska governor told the magazine in a phone message. "They are certainly not high school dropouts."

Governor, there's no need to tell us. This is one of those situations in which time reveals all.

The way parenthood has impacted these two kids will become plain for all to see in 6, 12, 18 months and longer and there'll be no need for explanations or spin. The success or failure of their relationship will be obvious.

81 posted on 01/02/2009 9:42:25 AM PST by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future"- Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: Liberty Valance

It IS just a figure of speech. I’ve lived in Chicago, and believe me, people there have plenty of ***.


82 posted on 01/02/2009 9:43:37 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Every few generations the really, really bad ideas come back around for another go."--Howard Tayler)
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To: Moonman62
Bush flipped the bird into the camera and Cheney just a few days ago firmly stood by his "f*ck off" remark he once said to Leahy... and you can bet that Eisenhower used real expletives more than once.

Yet, somehow "butt" makes Palin "unpresidential"... Get real.

83 posted on 01/02/2009 9:44:44 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light!)
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To: tioga

Do you honestly think that negative articles concerning Governor Palin are going to stop regardless of what she says publically?


84 posted on 01/02/2009 9:45:27 AM PST by Durus (The People have abdicated our duties and anxiously hopes for just two things, "Bread and Circuses")
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To: MinuteGal
The phrase, "their butts", wouldn't be surprising out of his yap, but perhaps folks in major league politics would be advised to drop the the term in favor of, perhaps, "their fannies"......LOL

In the UK, "fanny" means something a lot worse than rear end.

85 posted on 01/02/2009 9:47:45 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Every few generations the really, really bad ideas come back around for another go."--Howard Tayler)
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To: SolidWood

Don’t forget W giving Angela Merkel an unwanted backrub. I can’t help it if all those numbnuts (especially Clinton) want to define down the office of the president. It’s still not right, and it isn’t good for the country.


86 posted on 01/02/2009 9:49:07 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Guenevere
I'm all for decorum, but I think this is all a tempest in a teapot.

In butcher shops, you see "butts" and people order them. On military bases in the field, you see "butt cans" labeled as such for expended cigarettes. Sometimes, a person can become the "butt" of a joke.

Governor Palin said "butt." Much ado about nothing.

87 posted on 01/02/2009 9:49:21 AM PST by Allegra
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To: Allegra

Everyone in Alaska works their butts off!

I admire them no end.

What a silly, silly thread.


88 posted on 01/02/2009 9:58:42 AM PST by b9
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To: Mogwai

So once the baby is conceived, by her choice or by an “accident” of the biology of teenage lust -

then what? Live in shame forever? In your small mind, I would suppose so.

People with attitudes like yours give “social conservative” a real bad taste in the mouth. People with attitudes like yours, with only a slighly different upbringing, see justice in stoning women and rape victims to death for adultery (”they should have kept their legs together....what will society become if we do not punish them?”)

People like you would have killed Mary the mother of Christ if Joseph had not protected her with his name and honor.

yeesh. You are no more a “social conservative” than Obama, who would see an unwanted conceived and even a live born child as a “punishment” and evidence of a shameful sin.... sex without marriage

“Out of wedlock pregnancy”- stupid and often in these times- very very VERY selfish. But not always. There are circumstances where coould have walked any one of us or someone we love.

“Out of wedlock birth”- welcome the child into the world? Not you. Brand it with a scarlet letter of “B” for bastard”

“Social conservatives” with YOUR attitude contribute to the growth of ABORTION as an alternative to a lifetime of “shame”. Yes, unmarried girls would not want you “social conservatives” to look at them and see their shame- so they abort.

Shame on you.


89 posted on 01/02/2009 10:02:22 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Allegra
Whatever....Allegra..
..we have a difference of opinion.

I appreciate what you're doing and where you are....God bless you.

90 posted on 01/02/2009 10:05:43 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: SolidWood

"She said the B-word!"

91 posted on 01/02/2009 10:06:47 AM PST by Sloth (I am the governed, and I hereby withhold my consent.)
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To: b9
What a silly, silly thread.

I guess some folks can't see the forest for the trees, so they gripe about the trees.

92 posted on 01/02/2009 10:06:53 AM PST by Allegra
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To: Guenevere

And may the good Lord bless you, too. :)


93 posted on 01/02/2009 10:09:18 AM PST by Allegra
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To: silverleaf
'They' also own the internet, and its time we realized it- and even though we may not like some of the sites, etc.- we need to take it back.

Here are just a few choice posts from around the gossip blogs:

I hear Sarsh Palin sold the baby photos to PEOPLE for $250,000. They are keeping the money for themselves instead of donating to charity. Selfish greedy white trash!

Gee, when a white Republican Christian teenager has unprotected premarital sex and decides to keep the baby instead of having an abortion or giving it up for adoption–she is a role model. However, when a poor black, non-Christian democrat teenager has unprotected sex and decides to keep the baby–she is a ****, the baby a mistake, and she is responsible for the entire welfare system being in existence. Doesn’t matter if the Republican teen is also on welfare.nPalin and family are just about the biggest hypocrites around.

Ignorance personified, not one educated person in the family. Tripp as in “triple”, one “p”, is a preppy nickname for a child born “the third”, as with “Trey”. They are NOT real names. It’s like naming a boy Junior. One calls ones son “Trip” or “Trey” if the father and grandfather of the exact same name are still living. If Levi’s father was named Levi, they could have named the baby Levi, then called him Trip. Hillbillies! One does NOT use these nicknames on birth certificates. No doubt the parents of Tripp Easton Mitchell mistakenly believe they have given their son a “classy” appellation. The family is a joke.

The kid’s (18 years young) second child and her mother is PROUD? TRUE, folks. THIS IS MISERY IN AMERICA!!

sarah Palin is a freak . I’m sure her daughter gets the nanny Sarahs own son has . to save their ” hard earned money !!!” lol its a joke I mean come on its a freakshow an uncle plays with his nef thats freaky and not worth to copy she should be burned for supporting this mess . both babies will have probs to deal with it . shall trip scream ” uncle uncle where are you ? ” in kindergarden ?Bristol lives with her mommy in the tax pais villa . She doesnt need to pay for anything mommy surely knows how to get the money from all tax payers for her lil girly baby . Bristol gets everything for free. I would also be proud when I knew the taxes are not wasted only given to my daughter loooooooooooll Palin is a freak and for sure knows how to get tax relieves for her poor daughter . she needs everything from the state support because she is so poor

When will this white trash, Palin, welfare family go away.

Typical white trash. Sarah Palin needs to teach her daughter to keep her legs closed. If Britol is so horny that she insists on ******** boys at her age, then at least practice safe sex. I cannot understand these teenage girls who spread their legs and make babies without thinking of the consequences. Now this little famewhore thinks the world OWES her because she is an unwed teenage drop-out. That kind of entitled attitude speaks volumes about Sarah Palin’s “parenting”.


94 posted on 01/02/2009 10:11:15 AM PST by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: silverleaf
And yet “they” continue to fire cheap shots at teenagers who choose to bear babies instead of aborting them, teenagers who choose GED/work instead of classroom,

Agreed! And they continue to ignore one V.P.'s kid and brother who are under indictment for hedge fund fraud..........

95 posted on 01/02/2009 10:12:08 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Today is just a little more special than yesterday.)
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To: Allegra
I guess some folks can't see the forest for the trees, so they gripe about the trees.

Very good!

We could all take a lesson from the trees and Grow Up!

96 posted on 01/02/2009 10:13:03 AM PST by b9
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To: rintense

We have better things to do than posting gutter trash on gossip forums or youtube comments. Taking back, yes. Indulging in the same crap they do, no.


97 posted on 01/02/2009 10:15:17 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light!)
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To: rintense
I was glad to see “People” was willing to pay $300,000 for the baby pictures. That financial windfall, if structured wisely, will give Bristol and the baby a cushion as they make their way through life

At least, I hope it is paid so that the baby and Bristol retain control and benefit, not young Levi and his drug-addled mother - he is looking like real poor husband material at this point in his immature life.

I figure the media earned mega bucks trashing Bristol Palin, who had NO recourse. So more power to her if she gets $300K for baby pictures.

98 posted on 01/02/2009 10:17:06 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: b9
"Everyone in Alaska works their butts off!"

Sorry to break it to you but Alaska has become a welfare/entitlement state. The street smart parasites from Oregon, Washington and even kalifornia have washed up on the shores of Los Anchorage. They have a network that can get a new "resident" signed onto medicaid, child support, this support and that support in a matter of days. I see it routinely. I'm told that the average Anchorage resident has only lived there for THREE years. How do you think the socialist Anchorage mayor mark begich just got elected to the senate from Alaska? Then again we have the yearly give away called the permafund dividend which last year paid out over 15K for a family of five (thanks to SP).

99 posted on 01/02/2009 10:20:17 AM PST by strongbow
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To: ladyjane; SolidWood
It's not appropriate

You're absolutely right! She should have said something along the lines of "..Their enhanced physical activity both at home and in their classrooms has resulted in a reduction of their posteriors and gluteus maximi........."

That sounds much better doesn't it?

100 posted on 01/02/2009 10:21:50 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Today is just a little more special than yesterday.)
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