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DEAR WHITE FOLKS: You Don't Know How Easy You Have It (Über hurl warning)
Ebony Magazine ^ | April 6, 2012 | Professor David J. Leonard

Posted on 04/10/2012 7:51:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The most obvious injustice is that this talentless, deranged, racist hack is suckling at the gubmint teat no doubt making twice my dearly salary.


101 posted on 04/10/2012 10:25:40 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Critical Race Theory. Learn it. It is in play.


102 posted on 04/10/2012 10:44:51 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm not prejudiced. I could be, could have been, easily, had I chose that course in life and decided to blame others for the evils that have befallen me. From the first time I got 'jumped' in Junior High by four 'youths', to the riots in the first couple of years of High School, I could have chosen a different course in life.

But life is what you make of it.

My black roommate in college and I got along quite well, although admittedly we haven't kept in touch. But for that matter, I haven't kept in touch with anyone from my undergraduate years. That is simply how it worked out.

Part of not being prejudiced, I discovered, was to not treat one's self as perpetually being 'put upon': I am not a victim.

I can honestly say I haven't had any troubles, but then I avoid situations which lead to trouble as much as possible.

There is no way anyone could tell me that I would not be greeted with suspicion (if not violence) while walking through a predominantly black neighborhood at night, even if I had just gone to the 'corner store' a mile away in the rain for an RC and some potato chips.

If I find I am not constantly looking over my shoulder, perhaps there is a reason, unlike a Rev. Jackson who admitted he'd be relieved to find the folks following him down the sidewalk on a dark street at night were white.

It is time to end the victimhood of being victims, however. It is time to level the playing field, remove the checkboxes which ask what my racial/ethnic background is, because, after all, in the absence of racial preferences and quotas where only ability counts, all that is irrelevant. While we are at it, let's get rid of "hate crimes", too. Not one was perpetrated out of love for the victim, and even the phrase is redundant (as well as flies in the face of 'equal protection'.

Sorry folks, but inequities of the past cannot be erased by heaping counter-inequities on people who were not involved in the inequities of the past, anyway, to benefit people who were not born yet. All that does is start a fresh set of inequities, a new grievance, and foster hatred for generations yet unborn.

103 posted on 04/10/2012 10:58:11 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Darren McCarty

I challenge this guy to grow up 3 blocks away from the LBJ Projects. Go on. Try it.


104 posted on 04/10/2012 11:20:20 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Smokin' Joe

Gotta reply to Smokin’ Joe’s post #103. You speak the words I wish I could speak, but never think about until after I hit “post”. Not to get too far into it but I think I know much of what you speak from firsthand experience.

Until we once again have a society where men judge the actions of men, and God judges the motives of men, we shall have these conversations.


105 posted on 04/10/2012 11:27:04 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm looking for that Ivory Subscription.....

Oh, that's right. THAT would be racist. But calling a magazine Ebony is just lovely. Give me a break.

I am really sick and tired of this black/white thingie. Now all you jerks go away and leave us unhyphenated Americans alone.

106 posted on 04/10/2012 11:33:40 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like he’s complaining mostly about black on black violence which is where 90% of it comes from that victimizes blacks - how the hell does he expect white people to fix that? - that’s a black on black problem.


107 posted on 04/10/2012 11:56:39 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: KJC1

“I always wonder what makes a seemingly uninterested poster post something like “yawn.” What made you do it?”
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

“Yawn” can represent a response to some inane, hackneyed or cliche’d statement by a member, or - as in this case - a statement about how tired I’ve grown about the crap that stupid libs are saying about me or us White Folks or about things in general.

“Groan” or “Geez” or “Ah come on” says about the same thing. Note that the poster, himself, did not even grace the article with a comment except “Uber hurl warning”.


108 posted on 04/11/2012 12:10:10 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“White America can walk to the store without fear of being hunted down.”

Really? Then why did I get robbed at gunpoint by a hoodie-wearing Trayvon while walking to my car after leaving a Christmas party?


109 posted on 04/11/2012 12:16:20 AM PDT by Beach333
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To: JohnKinAK

Research

While seemingly disparate in topic, ranging from the prison industrial complex to the NBA, from post–Katrina hip-hop to Shawn’s Green’s religious/baseball identities, Leonard’s work is linked by its commitment to examining the ways in which racial meaning is constructed, transformed, and challenged across time and space. It focuses on the manner that representations and dominant discourses teach race within the popular imagination. His work also explores narratives and ideologies within a myriad of popular cultural spaces, examining the ways in which media culture becomes a space of contestation, rearticulation, reification, and even resistance. Dr. Leonard investigates popular culture as both a space of violence/white supremacist affirmation and opposition. Focusing on sports, he underscores the importance of the historic moment of production and consumption, thinking through what we can learn about race, gender, nation, and class through examining popular cultural representations and audience reception.
Research Interests

Comparative ethnic studies
African American studies
Video games
Popular culture/racialized representations
Cultural politics of sport
Race and sport (NBA)
Black popular culture (film, television, and hip-hop)
Social movements (grassroots organizing)
Black freedom struggle
Prison industrial complex

Teaching

While at Washington State University, Dr. Leonard has taught and/or developed a myriad of classes, including the following:

Introduction to Black Studies
Hip Hop around the Globe
From Malcolm to Black Panther Party
Cultural Politics of Sport
Black Freedom Struggle
Black Popular Culture
Cinematic Representation of Blackness
Race, Gender, and the Prison Industrial Complex
Race and Popular Culture
Global Inequality
Social Justice and American Culture
Theories of Racism and Ethnic Conflict


110 posted on 04/11/2012 2:46:31 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: JohnKinAK

This doof studies “Race and sport (NBA).”

Well, there we have a perfect example of black privilege. The NBA discriminates against young white men and I hope the professor is trying to do something about that.

Many a young white boy has yearned to become an NBA star but only a few (nowhere near the white percentage in the population) ever achieve that goal. This is institutional racial discrimination at its best.

I know a young white man who is 5’9” and weighs 140 pounds who will never be allowed to play in the NBA. This injustice means he will never have the joy of signing a $50 million NBA contract due to the racial inequities practiced by the NBA.

And this travesty is supported by the white majority who spends hours watching the NBA and spends billions supporting is sponsors, thus betraying their own sons who are largely restricted from becoming NBA stars. This must stop! We must stop supporting the racist NBA and its racist stars!

How does that sound, professor?

By the way, you look like as ass wearing that stupid hat.

Where do you live? I want to see your house and your neighborhood.


111 posted on 04/11/2012 2:58:22 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Since White Folks are all lumped together let me say,< BR> Hey Black folk, hard work pays off and waiting for the Gov to pay you doesn't.

I'm so sick of this crap. They are seriously trying to create racism and
force white people to become angry so they can point and say (SEE ITS TRUE).

Well FUBO and your worshipers! FU-ALL!@

112 posted on 04/11/2012 3:09:26 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Right Wing Assault
While seemingly disparate in topic, ranging from the prison industrial complex to the NBA, from post–Katrina hip-hop to Shawn’s Green’s religious/baseball identities, Leonard’s work is linked by its commitment to examining the ways in which racial meaning is constructed, transformed, and challenged across time and space. It focuses on the manner that representations and dominant discourses teach race within the popular imagination. His work also explores narratives and ideologies within a myriad of popular cultural spaces, examining the ways in which media culture becomes a space of contestation, rearticulation, reification, and even resistance. Dr. Leonard investigates popular culture as both a space of violence/white supremacist affirmation and opposition. Focusing on sports, he underscores the importance of the historic moment of production and consumption, thinking through what we can learn about race, gender, nation, and class through examining popular cultural representations and audience reception.

Here are the relevant words for understanding what he's up to: identities, racial meaning, time and space, focuses on the manner, explores narratives and ideologies, popular cultural spaces, a space of contestation, a space of violence/white supremacist affirmation.

This means he defines everything evanescent in a culture's relationship to sports that can be described in terms of race, which terms he also defines according to his own predilections and imagination, and gets paid for it. The difference between his gig and the rambling, monomaniacal musings of "The End from the Giant Asteroid is Near" guy in a sandwich board on the street corner is that he is able to spin a slightly more sophisticated line of BS and that he appeals to and somewhat palliates the liberal guilt felt by his patrons. He's sort of like a practitioner of upper colonics: he defines the terms, he scares his clientele by it, and he gets paid to stick it to them in intimate, humiliating, and potentially dangerous ways that are mutually titillating and guaranteed to keep the process going.
113 posted on 04/11/2012 3:18:52 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: VeniVidiVici
A professor with a made-up job whining about white privilege.

Exactly. Must have heard about some budget austerity next year and having to let some tenure-track people go at WSU.

But he's reality-challenged. He wouldn't have written half that drivel about murder rates if he lived anywhere close to downtown Baltimore or the New Orleans projects (thankfully gone now) or on the west side of Dallas. Not even mentioning L.A., where Reginald Denny got brain-damaged with a chunk of concrete and damn near killed just for being white. He'd really have been dead, if a black minister hadn't put himself between the helpless Denny and the Eight Trey Gangsta Crips.

114 posted on 04/11/2012 3:19:31 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this our man? I’m not sure. I don’t want to be like those racist black fools who put out the address of the wrong Zimmerman. Odds are pretty good, though, since the school is in Pullman and there probably aren’t that many people with this name in Pullman in that age range.

David J Leonard
Bella Vista Dr
Pullman, WA
Age: 35-39

Bing aerial shot http://binged.it/HJIs2k

Google aerial shot http://g.co/maps/58gsf

I wonder how many black people live in a house as nice as these. I wonder what percentage of black people live in this development. I wonder how many black welfare people live on his street. None? What is he doing that prevents black welfare people from living on his street? I wonder if he would like the occupy people to occupy his yard. This boy needs to spend a summer in Gary, Indiana, selling magazines door to door.

Just some questions to understand if he would like to increase “the power of disruption” in his life and his neighborhood. I am attempting “to disrupt the ways that we produce knowledge and learn about new topics” such as David J. Leonard.


115 posted on 04/11/2012 3:37:59 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this our man? I’m not sure. I don’t want to be like those racist black fools who put out the address of the wrong Zimmerman. Odds are pretty good, though, since the school is in Pullman and there probably aren’t that many people with this name in Pullman in that age range.

David J Leonard
Pullman, WA
Age: 35-39

Bing aerial shot http://binged.it/HJIs2k

Google aerial shot http://g.co/maps/58gsf

I wonder how many black people live in a house as nice as these. I wonder what percentage of black people live in this development. I wonder how many black welfare people live on his street. None? What is he doing that prevents black welfare people from living on his street? I wonder if he would like the occupy people to occupy his yard. This boy needs to spend a summer in Gary, Indiana, selling magazines door to door.

Just some questions to understand if he would like to increase “the power of disruption” in his life and his neighborhood. I am attempting “to disrupt the ways that we produce knowledge and learn about new topics” such as David J. Leonard.


116 posted on 04/11/2012 3:38:33 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: piytar
Someone got the relevant crime stats handy to destroy this Uber-azz's "point" here?

It's in the thread about "The Talk", the one that got the author, John Derbyshire, purged from National Review.

Thread here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2869225/posts

It's pretty drastic.

The original article is at Taki's Magazine (e-zine), here: http://takimag.com/article/the_talk_nonblack_version_john_derbyshire#axzz1rM3zyf2y

117 posted on 04/11/2012 3:43:28 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just like Sharpton and Jackson, this guy profits from ‘racial divisions’ so naturally, it's in his best interest to perpetuate it. I'm not denying there are racial divisions and racism in America, I'm merely saying this idiot is pointing in the wrong direction.

If we can ever get this Country back from the Commies and race hustling Marxists, entitlement reform and the abolishing of government funded "studies", such as the type this moron makes a living conducting" would go a long way in ending this nonsense.

118 posted on 04/11/2012 3:48:25 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: kcvl

he tryin’ to be what the local cultures call a “fig newton”


119 posted on 04/11/2012 3:49:42 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Beach333
Then why did I get robbed at gunpoint by a hoodie-wearing Trayvon while walking to my car after leaving a Christmas party?

Christmas, 2029: Typical party favors for Christmas guests leaving at the end of a delightful evening include a vintage, but very reliable, 1938 Smith & Wesson Chief's Special in .38 Spl. loaded with Black Talons, for the walk back to the car. Just common courtesy, you understand.

120 posted on 04/11/2012 3:51:07 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Beach333

“White America can walk to the store without fear of being hunted down.”

He should come ova and try it in my neighborhood!

Mist Leonard must live in a gated community wid a neighborhood watch or something...


121 posted on 04/11/2012 3:52:55 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: silverleaf

“fig newton” — what’s that?

Tan on the outside, squishy on the inside?


122 posted on 04/11/2012 3:53:22 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: silverleaf
Mist Leonard must live in a gated community wid a neighborhood watch or something...

ABC News overnight has been yowling their victory yell, that George Zimmermann has left Florida and is running for his life.

For no-doubt political reasons, the DA has put a hang-'em-all prosecutor on the Martin/Zimmermann case, and she's apparently (this is ABC News "leaning forward" a la MSNBC and possibly talking out their @ss) going to seek a criminal indictment.

My WAG is that Zimmermann heard that too -- he actually called her up and talked to her -- and she must have said something that put him on the run. If she gets an indictment and they set high bail, he's a really good bet to be murdered in jail, with that NBPP price on his head.

Thoughts? Comments?

123 posted on 04/11/2012 3:59:47 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Marxist and race machine will continue to pound on whites until whites completely acquiesce and we end up like some form of South Africa or Zimbabwe or whites stand up. Wonder which it will be?


124 posted on 04/11/2012 4:17:42 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Race pimp.

125 posted on 04/11/2012 4:25:11 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any black, man or woman, with an IQ above 100 who speaks properly and has the tiniest bit of motivation will get their college for free and hired first upon graduation, even in a bad economy.


126 posted on 04/11/2012 4:35:46 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

“white” on the outside, black on the inside

as opposed to oreos, which were tossed at Michael Steele by democrat operatives when he ran for LtGov

white kids who try to act black also are endearing called “wiggers’ by the local culture


127 posted on 04/11/2012 4:38:05 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: JohnKinAK

I made the mistake of looking at the perfesser’s website. It’s ureal how low our universities have sunk. This clown has real white guilt problems. In my opinion, parents who foot the college bills for their offspring would be well-advised to look a bit deeper before cutting the checks.


128 posted on 04/11/2012 6:13:43 AM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: ConorMacNessa

You are a patriot in every sense of the word. Thank you.


129 posted on 04/11/2012 6:38:27 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Right, moron. That's why the majority of interracial violent crime is black-on-white, with an especially large discrepancy in rape statistics. Right, poverty makes blacks commit savage rapes on white victims. The millions of dollars thrown down the toilet in the public school system to achieve-not even stabilized, but increasing acheivement gap. How much more blood money-and blood-do whites owe before we've paid enough to do the impossible?
130 posted on 04/11/2012 8:25:35 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: okie01
A pretty pathetic man, when you get right down to it

Yep, being this Liberal means always having to say you're sorry.

It must be difficult to feel the need to atone for every slight, both real and imagined, performed by every person in every group that you self-identify with. I'm almost, but not quite, sympathetic to this wretched excuse for a human.

131 posted on 04/11/2012 8:27:35 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Vendome

I do care about race, because I don’t want to live in Detroit or Zimbabwe or Haiti.


132 posted on 04/11/2012 8:28:31 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: BipolarBob
"Racism" is anti-white. The only people who being pushed to "diversify" are white people and majority white nations.
133 posted on 04/11/2012 8:30:55 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry, I’ve been too busy working 9+ hours a day 5 days a week, plus helping my kids with their school work, volunteering at their school and with the Boy Scouts, shuttling them to various activities and practices, making sure they get to church regularly and that they know their extended family, taking care of my house, paying my taxes and generally staying out of trouble...to realize how easy I have it.


134 posted on 04/11/2012 8:37:09 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: okie01
That was first experience with a liberal

MY eye-opener with liberals came as a freshman in college. There was a radical feminist group oncampus called "Women Against Rape" (who isn't, but I digress). Among other things, they advocated for mandatory castration of all men at birth.

Rather than kick these idiots off campus (preferred) or just ignoring them (probably the wisest course)... my esteemed college admins chose to fund their little club with MY student fees.

'Twas at that point I decided that I had NOTHING in common with these liberal fools. I suppose that I should thank them; being a conservative has made me pretty successful, and certainly much more happy.

135 posted on 04/11/2012 8:37:09 AM PDT by wbill
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To: kcvl

He looks very smug and self-satisfied because he “cares.” He is probably a rock star in his liberal academia community.


136 posted on 04/11/2012 9:27:57 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d remind Dr. Leonard that over 90+ of African Americans who are murdered are murdered by other African-Americans, not by Europeans, Asians or Latinos so the African American community needs to resolve that calamity before condemning the rest of America for their spiraling death toll.


137 posted on 04/11/2012 1:32:29 PM PDT by Tamar1973 ("Never care what the other guy has, it is not yours and someone always has more."--isthisnickcool)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Comments section is an orgy of white liberal guiltiness. Truly nauseating. Reminds me of sitting in a continuing ed meeting of therapists one day some years ago. The subject of race came up, and some white chick social worker went off. "Im so white Im so white, I just can't stop being white!" The black guy sitting across the room, to give him credit, looked at her like she was batsh*t crazy.
138 posted on 04/11/2012 2:08:54 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In my extended family, we have...

people who lost scholarships, jobs and promotions to blacks, someone who was harrassed at the workplace by blacks, assaulted, made to fear for safety, and set up to be detained/arrested without cause with black assistance.

Don’t you dare tell me we have it easy. Don’t you dare. It is blacks who have taught me what real racism is. The undercurrent of violence against others is eapecially noticeable on the part of blacks, something I have noticed in the last 7 years in particular.


139 posted on 04/11/2012 2:17:07 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Billthedrill; EQAndyBuzz

“Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies”

I’ve re-read that 4x and I STILL don’t understand WTH it means! And we probably paid/helped pay for it, to boot!


140 posted on 04/11/2012 5:49:17 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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