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Rush Limbaugh's 'slut' comment draws wrath of Staten Island's three female lawmakers
silive.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | Tom Wrobleski

Posted on 03/02/2012 7:39:09 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island's female elected officials from both sides of the aisle are demanding that conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh "apologize to all women" for calling a Georgetown University Law student a "slut" on his program.

Limbaugh caused a national firestorm when he used the word after Sandra Fluke testified before Congress about the need for contraceptive coverage.

"What does it say about the college coed ... who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex?" Limbaugh said on Wednesday. "It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex."

He went on to suggest that Ms. Fluke distribute sex tapes of herself.

"If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it," he said. "We want you post the videos online so we can all watch."

The remarks brought swift, bi-partisan condemnation in Washington, with President Barack Obama, who called Ms. Fluke personally, and GOP House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), slamming Limbaugh.

The Island's elected women -- state Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn), Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn) and City Councilwoman Debi Rose (D-North Shore) -- called Limbaugh's remarks "disgusting" and said they were made all the worse because March is Women's History Month.

"It does not matter if your hero is Eleanor Roosevelt or Margaret Thatcher," said Ms. Savino, "this is about treating women with dignity and respect. If Mr. Limbaugh cannot find it in his conscience to apologize, his fans and advertisers should demand that he does."

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To: Walmartian

GUILTY !


101 posted on 03/03/2012 9:00:44 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t know if it has been posted or not, but who cares what they think?


102 posted on 03/03/2012 9:07:25 AM PST by sport
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To: adorno

Isn’t is weird that it’s 2 mattress-related companies that have pulled $$$?

I mean, this is rich:

“...commentary by Rush Limbaugh that does not align with our values,...”

Select Comfort - hah!

So your company “values” are screwing around and having taxpayers support it?

Glad I know what you’re really about now, SC - and glad I haven’t yet gone and bought 1 of those things, which I’ve considered because my cousin likes his so much.


103 posted on 03/03/2012 9:11:24 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: jmax

Maybe Rush should look into American National beds! I’ve had one for over 10 years. IMHO they are a higher quality bed and for a lower price. I’m not associated with them, just a very satisfied customer.


104 posted on 03/03/2012 9:13:47 AM PST by ssschev
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All democRAT sluts?


105 posted on 03/03/2012 9:16:55 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN SQUADS is again on the move.)
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To: adorno

We are.


106 posted on 03/03/2012 9:17:47 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN SQUADS is again on the move.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Where's Rev Al's sermon? Jesse's indignation?

Has Hillary put in her 2¢ ?

Has Bill Maher demanded an apology?

107 posted on 03/03/2012 9:22:54 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN SQUADS is again on the move.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>”this is about treating women with dignity and respect.<

Excuse me!! I abhore these type of women. They make us all look bad! She doesn’t treat herself/body with dignity or respect, so why in the hell should anyone else?!?


108 posted on 03/03/2012 9:46:49 AM PST by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: juno67
Myself, I found it a bit ungentlemanly to call a woman a slut because she has sex for enjoyment, not merely for procreation. In fact, where I come from, it is considered ungentlemanly to call any woman a slut.

To spend a $1000 bucks a year on Birth Control makes anyone a slut.

If she likes sex so much and doesn't want to get pregnant, she should get a vibrator and leave the tax payers alone.

109 posted on 03/03/2012 10:08:09 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Little Old Lady: Oh, hello, there. Are you two heading for Las Vegas?

Beavis: Yeah. We're gonna score.

Little Old Lady: Oh, well, I hope to score big there, myself. I'm mostly gonna be doing the slots.

Beavis: Yeah, yeah. I'm hoping to do some sluts, too. Yeah. Do they have a lot of sluts in Las Vegas?

Little Old Lady: Oh, there are so many slots, you won't know where to begin.

Beavis: Whoa. Hey, Butt-Head, this chick is pretty cool. She says there's gonna be tons of sluts in Las Vegas.

Butt-Head: Cool.

110 posted on 03/03/2012 10:15:02 AM PST by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: adorno

Don’t worry about Rush-——he always says he has more wannabe advertisers than he has space for. I saw one of the leaving advertisers was the bed company-—you’d think they, of all bunches, would see a certain benefit. What if the Flukechick uses their brand of bed? Maybe they should give her one-——in a trailer?


111 posted on 03/03/2012 10:21:09 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This entire fiasco is nothing more than a successful venture by the left to keep truly important problems caused by obama and his administration out of the public eye.

In the last 3 days, gasoline has risen 12 cents per gallon. It might be nice if we had a competent, non-partisan journalist investigate why the Keystone Pipeline was vetoed by obama and in the process, why he essentially slapped our closest ally across the face. Perhaps an expose on the constitutionality of appointing czars could be a good topic of discussion. Or maybe a frank explanation of why enemy combatants are treated with greater respect and latitude than members of our own military.

Fluke is merely a distraction from serious issues that warrant discussion. But in our culture today, the media plays such an important role in what is and what is not discussed that the issues I’ve noted won’t see print.

One of the most telling comments I heard regarding the Fluke fluke, was made by none other than Sheila Jackson Lee whose resolution to this entire issue is reinstating the Fairness Doctrine. You can bet this will end up being the focus of the Fluke fiasco.

EODGUY


112 posted on 03/03/2012 10:26:31 AM PST by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m not seeing the “fire” part of the storm——from here it looks more like “spit & shi# “ flying. The entertaining part is that most of the loons know better than mis-quote Rush and they bust a gut trying to make more than there is while trying to quote him. Watching them try to legitimize the canvas back chick is a hoot.


113 posted on 03/03/2012 10:30:37 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: ngat

ngat wrote:
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Rush insults all women, calls women that use contraceptives sluts, calls women who need reproductice medical care prostitutes.
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Rush insults ALL women?! According to WHO? YOU??? My wife for starters thinks what Rush said about Sandra Fluke is hilarious... She’s not insulted one bit.

It seems to me the only women who would be insulted by this are those who feel the definition of “SLUT” hits a little too close to home, if you know what I mean!


114 posted on 03/03/2012 10:37:01 AM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Lil Flower

Well, there’s that and then what if she’s lying about her hole lifestyle? Wouldn’t be the first time demoratz have dug up a lying weasel with an invented story to either discredit someone or make a phony case-—in this case it goes clear back to Roe/Wade. The simple apparent fact that she seemingly can’t find a sugar daddy to cover her lifestyle pretty much makes a lie out of her story. As an old college boy myself I’m throwing the BS flag on her story.


115 posted on 03/03/2012 10:40:39 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: jmax

jmax wrote:
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#2....As far as Sleep Number Beds firing him: who in the hell ever heard of Sleep Number before they hired Rush? He no doubt put them on the map. And, I’ve heard him personally buy and give away 2 of those beds to callers, just like he did with the car he bought for that woman a couple of years ago. Those beds are not cheap....think they go for about a thousand bucks. That’s OK..... it’s their loss. Hope they have to go out of business.....
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I just e-mailed the following message to the Media Relations department at Sleep Number:

“I first learned about Sleep Number beds and mattresses through your advertisements on Rush Limbaugh’s radio program. My wife and I were planning to purchase our first Sleep Number bed and mattress sometime this year. But after learning of your recent and hasty decision to pull your sponsorship of Limbaugh’s program in the wake of the Sandra Fluke controversy, we will no longer be purchasing a bed and mattress from Sleep Number. While you are free to make any business decisions you choose, we oppose your decision to cower to left-wing pressure and “political correctness” by throwing Mr. Limbaugh under the bus. After all, he is the reason my wife and I and millions of other Americans ever learned of your company and products.”


116 posted on 03/03/2012 10:57:58 AM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism

“My wife for starters thinks what Rush said about Sandra Fluke is hilarious... She’s not insulted one bit.”

I too! I’m a wife and I use BC (while married), not to be TMI. I was ROFLMAO the other day. In fact, it spurred me to see if there was a Rush thread, which I don’t bother with as a rule.

“...the definition of “SLUT” hits a little too close to home...”

Absolutely! When you’re getting a lot of flack, you know you’re near the target...


117 posted on 03/03/2012 11:07:42 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: sickoflibs
Fluke might need birth control to stay 'healthy' - on our dime - and that's fine.

But my brother doesn't have an in ground swimming pool. HE NEEDS that to stay healthy too. Swimming is good for a man's heart. I'm sure Sandra Fluke and other liberals will understand. All of us needs to be healthy - not just liberal women.

Sickoflibs, what are your health needs? If you're stressed - an extended trip might help - on Sandra Fluke's dime - of course. Or a pool. And a jacuzzi? Any other 'issues'?

118 posted on 03/03/2012 11:46:26 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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Limbaugh screwed up, instead fo people focusing on the fact she is a phoney activist who misrepresented herself and the issue of First Amendment religious freedom, the idiot made it about him and gave the left a tool to beat the issue to death and misrepresent what the issue is about.

Someties he should just shut up.


119 posted on 03/03/2012 1:35:17 PM PST by Leto (Damn shame Sarah didn't run the Presidency was there for the taking)
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Limbaugh screwed up, instead fo people focusing on the fact she is a phoney activist who misrepresented herself and the issue of First Amendment religious freedom, the idiot made it about him and gave the left a tool to beat the issue to death and misrepresent what the issue is about.

Someties he should just shut up.


120 posted on 03/03/2012 1:35:21 PM PST by Leto (Damn shame Sarah didn't run the Presidency was there for the taking)
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To: GOPJ; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; Impy; calcowgirl; ...
RE :”Sickoflibs, what are your health needs? If you're stressed - an extended trip might help - on Sandra Fluke's dime - of course. Or a pool. And a jacuzzi? Any other ‘issues’?

If you listen to the libs they are claiming this is all about Republicans ‘ ... taking away a woman's birth control ’. The words they use the most is ‘ ..taking away a woman's access to birth... ’. They also use the terms ‘ ... allow an employer to make a woman's health care decisions ’ and believe it or not even used ‘ ..want the government to make a woman's health care decisions.. ’ when talking about limited these future Obama-care requirements with Blunt amendment.

Now look at the timing of the release of this future 2013 policy by DofHHS. The media storyline (fed to them by Dems) is that it was an initial mistake by HHS but then Republicans ‘over-reached’ by opposing Obama’s ‘compromise’ and turning it into a debate about birth control which they will lose (media story-line).

This regulation doesn't even go into effect until 2013 and the specific regulations and exemptions have not even been made yet. That makes it impossible for the Catholic church to wage a legal battle against it now which would look bad for Obama. And they cant refuse to comply forcing the government to take action against the church until it goes into effect next year AFTER the election. So no one appears hurt by this right now. So far I see no massive religious based civil rights protests, marches, anything organized by the Catholics that are opposed to it.

I think throwing this Obama-care ‘policy decision’ out there 10 months early to get Republicans to argue against it now was planned so they can claim that Republicans are, their nattive : 'trying to start a new fight about a long settled issue, the woman's right to access to birth control, all while American voters are interested in the economy'. And that is exactly what Joe Scarbouro accused Republicans of doing on his Friday show 10 minutes into it. It was like Obama wrote his script.

I think Dems planned this all along. Make these moves then claim that the opposition to them are Republicans the ones starting these side battles. It looks like a planned trap to me.

Now Rush (since this thread is about him) really lightened it up by saying it was really all about Sandra's paid (or free) access to sex. Watching the libs play him on ditto-cam and act shocked on camera is priceless staged drama, especially when Matthews played it to Sandra on camera yesterday for her 'reaction'. Play up the victim woman 'who is just trying to help other woman' theme. Don't forget that Obama phone call to her thanking her for her work.

121 posted on 03/03/2012 1:40:29 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
>>>> "I just e-mailed the following message to the Media Relations department at Sleep Number:" <<<<<

WTG....you did good.

122 posted on 03/03/2012 3:54:14 PM PST by jmax (SLUTS SUCK)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“It does not matter if your hero is Eleanor Roosevelt or Margaret Thatcher,” said Ms. Savino, “this is about treating women with dignity and respect.”

Where were these hypocritical lying $@&*)$%#$ when the media and leftists were slimeing Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, etc???

WHERE WERE THEY???

Probably hiding under the same damn rock they just slithered out of.

The hell with them and any like them, they are just pandering Democrat tools.


123 posted on 03/03/2012 7:41:31 PM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Jemian
Assuming condoms, a person could purchase a package of 10 for around $10. 1000 divided by 12 means she is spending approximately $83 per month for condoms. That is 80 condoms! Busy woman!

Now, assuming that each encounter averages 20 minutes that means 80 hours of her month, she has set aside for encounters. Twenty hours a week, when does she have time to study?

She fits the standard dictionary definition of “slut”, imho.


Wow! She must be like a bus, men crawling on and off her all day/week long.
124 posted on 03/03/2012 10:29:26 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Send Obama back to the ghetto, November 6th.)
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To: CodeToad; sergeantdave; dragonblustar

““where I come from, it is considered ungentlemanly to call any woman a slut.”

Really? You come from a place that has wussies for men that also have no standards?? Why does the word exist if your “men” are afraid to use it?”

Fear has nothing to do with it. It’s simple courtesy. Do you think Ronald Reagan would have called her a slut?
A gentleman would have found a better way to make his point. Rush himself has admitted he was wrong to call her a “slut”, in case you hadn’t noticed.


125 posted on 03/04/2012 1:18:03 AM PST by juno67 (ui)
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>> “apologize to all women” for calling a Georgetown University Law student a “slut”

LOL, Benjamen Franklin RIGLOL.


126 posted on 03/04/2012 1:21:23 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: juno67

You’re absolutely correct.


127 posted on 03/04/2012 1:29:45 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
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Here's mine to Sleep Number:

You dropped Rush???? IF IT WASN'T FOR RUSH, THERE WOULD PROBABLY NOT BE MORE THAN 4 OR 5 DOZEN PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY WHO EVER HEARD OF SLEEP NUMBER. You people are obviously too stupid to be running Sleep Number. Better get your resume's ready, boys and girls, because when your board of directors kicks your butts out on the street, you'll be sitting on the curb with the rest of the trash, wondering where your next meal will come from. Perhaps you can go to OCCUPY WALL STREET and the White House, AFL-CIO, ACORN or the Democrat National Committee will pay you $50 per day to carry a sign and scream at the injustice. OR, if you are a S-L-U-T, you may be able to talk some other SLUTS into letting you share their lamp post. Having worked for a mattress company, you'll enjoy finding a customer to take you to a motel to do it on a mattress. Doubt if you will find a Sleep Number, though, as I understand they buy their mattress' from Good Will.

To do the right thing, you should pass on the following link to your employees, because with no Sleep Number sales (due to your firing RUSH), they will just be another statistic on the Unemployed List Survey and applying for food stamps. BUT, there is no doubt in my mind that 70 to 80 percent of them listen to RUSH now, and, will continue to do so. I feel for them, as they have to suffer because you're so STUPID.

Here's the link: http://www.tempurpedic.com

Tootle Doo, Toots. I'm going to Cracker Barrel for a steak and egg breakfast. By the way, there may be a Soup Kitchen in your area that you can find a meal next week. I suggest you don't wear your 3-piece, though, as the other bums will be laughing at you.

128 posted on 03/04/2012 7:00:31 AM PST by jmax (SLUTS SUCK)
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To: juno67

“A gentleman would have found a better way to make his point. “

Again, why have words you are afraid to use? If she is afraid to be called a slut then she ought not to be one.

This PC BS has gotten this nation into terrible trouble because we are afraid to use so much as harsh words as discipline.

Rush apologized for reasons we do not know. He always as a game plane, so attributing his apology to “he was wrong” isn’t said from facts.


129 posted on 03/04/2012 8:07:58 AM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: juno67; CodeToad; sergeantdave; dragonblustar
"Rush himself has admitted he was wrong to call her a “slut”, in case you hadn’t noticed."

Didn't happen until his sponsors started pulling out. I'd love to know how much the whores at the Mustang Ranch pay a year. If it's under $1000 a year, then Ms. Fluke is the King Tut of Sluts.

Sandra Fluke needs to get a vibrator and buzz off into the sunset.

130 posted on 03/04/2012 8:26:59 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

“Rush insults ALL women?! According to WHO? YOU???”

No, according to the mainstream media. I was describing how the Alinskites took Rush’s usage of the words “slut” and “prostitute”, and put their spin on the controversy to force the self-described leader of the conservative movement into an apology.


131 posted on 03/04/2012 9:05:42 AM PST by ngat
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To: dragonblustar

“Didn’t happen until his sponsors started pulling out.”

So you’re saying that Rush has the courage of his convictions so long as it doesn’t cost him any money. I think more of Rush than that. He realized he overstepped.


132 posted on 03/04/2012 9:34:54 PM PST by juno67 (ui)
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To: juno67

Money talks for all these guys. Beck was driven off FOX News because his advertisers pulled out. You don’t make millions and millions of dollars by being a pure idealist. I’m not saying Rush could change his core principles because of a financial reason, but he would certainly buckle over a side comment like this.


133 posted on 03/04/2012 9:40:44 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: sonic109

skank ho fluke probably blows the wad on the makeup and the f**k me pumps...


134 posted on 03/07/2012 10:01:01 PM PST by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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To: Jemian

that or at least a nymphomaniac if she is in fact, proven to be monagamous with one significant other. but she looks like the bikini girl in the lmfao song “i’m in miami trick”


135 posted on 03/07/2012 10:07:23 PM PST by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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To: Schwaeky

Last week, I did some math based on the claim that she spends $1000, the least amount I’ve heard, per year on birth control. If you then figure the most expensive birth control, condoms, it breaks down to $180 per month on condoms.

I won’t go into all the math, but if you figure on 20 minutes per encounter, needing one condom each, she spends 20 hours each week in encounters. TWENTY HOURS. No one male can do that. Really, no one female can.

How can she walk?
Where does she find the time?
And most importantly,
What vitamin does she take and are they sold OTC?


136 posted on 03/08/2012 4:18:09 AM PST by Jemian
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To: Jemian

methinks the fluke girl also likes meth... thats the only thing i know of that i’ve heard of that could give someone that kinda endurance.... for someone as intelligent as she supposedly is, i guess she has to run the $100 bill through the nearest trailer park for her “vitamins”...


137 posted on 03/08/2012 7:35:37 AM PST by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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