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Hey, Rachel: I’m Pretty Certain “Creepy Ass Cracker” is a Racial Slur
Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2013 | Doug Giles

Posted on 06/30/2013 8:38:06 AM PDT by Kaslin

After Tuesday’s testimony in the George Zimmerman trial by star witness Rachel Jeantel some of my white devil, honky, gringo, pasty skin, mackerel snatchin’, Caucasian buddies got all up in arms about Rachel Jeantel stating that “creepy ass cracker” is not a racial slur.

First of all, Rachel, and I hate to break it to you, sister -- and I use that word “sister” in the strictest biblical sense of the word -- but “creepy ass cracker” does, historically, denote derision towards the pigmentally challenged of this world.

By pointing this out to you, I do not mean to demean or berate you. It’s just a friendly FYI I’m putting out there for you to consider, for future reference, because it does offend some of my tribe’s more genteel members.

That said, it really doesn’t offend me. Matter of fact, I prefer cheeky ass cracker to creepy ass cracker as the former borrows capital from British slang and merges it with an 18th century Floridian colloquialism, making it at least a quasi-compliment for this 21st century, brutish wordsmith; while the latter denotes a middle-aged white dude who comments way too much on a cute teenage girl’s Facebook page. Or a teenage boy’s Facebook page, for that matter. But I digress …

Another thing that got a lot of my WASPY buddies miffed by your testimony last week was the fact that the media isn’t Paula Dean-ing you for your use of an obvious racial epithet. To that I would suggest just forgiving them if they tweeted you something untoward, as some of my buddies are arriving a little late to the party and it’s just now dawning on them that the media is unsympathetic to their genome’s plight.

Thirdly, I’d watch it calling someone or something “retarded.” A lot of folks, especially those with special needs friends and family members, take umbrage to that phraseology. It’s just a suggestion to consider. Seriously.

Another thing to ponder if you happen to get called to the stand again, is to get your stories straight while you’re giving testimony or it could turn out better for the defense than the prosecution.

And finally, I know you didn’t ask for this type of spotlight to bear down on you but, if I were you, I would really, really dial down on the rude answers and the obtuse facial expressions, as it sure didn’t look great on television, and at the end of the day, we all have to get along.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: cracker; georgezimmerman; raceism; racism; slur; trayvon; treyvonmartin
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; KeyLargo

hat tip to keylargo for the original repost

Some of the Things I learned by following the Zimmerman trial on Tweeter.

Posted on June 29, 2013 by Miguel

If somebody is White/Hispanic then he is a member of the KKK.
Travon was 4 years old when killed.
Travon was shot three times.
911 operators give orders that must be followed.
Cursive is a foreign language.
A Defense Attorney cannot have ice cream with family or be disbarred and the client found guilty.
You cannot defend yourself unless brains are coming out of your skull.
If you carry a gun, you are guilty of premeditated homicide.
If you care about your neighborhood and keep an eye on things, you must give up your right to Self Defense.
“They always get away” is racist. “Creepy-ass Cracker” is not.
You are not allowed a day in court or a proper defense because a mob says so.
You can blame anybody of anything if they are on trial. Truth need not to apply.
Cops give the best legal advice.
Zimmerman’s injuries were done after the shooting to cover up the crime.
OK, seriously, WTH is “Black English”?
If the defendant’s account and the witness account are similar, it means automatically they are involved in a conspiracy.

It is fascinating what people think is legal or not. I have the feeling most of their “training” comes from watching re-runs of Law & Order and CSI: Miami. And to think that they are part of the jury pool is downright scary.

http://gunfreezone.net/wordpress/

I added a few of my own, not necessarily from Twitter:
- Trayvon Martin had the complexion of a Swedish model
- The pictures of George Zimmerman at the scene with a bloody, swollen nose are obvious Photoshop jobs
- A lawyer doesn’t need to know a witness’s address or even her name when he takes her deposition to use as the basis for an arrest warrant
- If a conflict arises as to whether an original audiotape or a transcript of that audiotape shall be used as evidence, preference shall be given to the transcript
- Rachel’s testimony was so bad, she was probably hired by Zimmerman
- A prosecutor can ask as many leading questions as he wants to, for any reason, with any witness
- Iced tea and fruit juice are pretty much the same thing


51 posted on 06/30/2013 9:46:30 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Kaslin

It is sickening to see that our culture has been flogged and browbeaten with political correctness to the point that the legal bureaucracy, courts, the media and most people are so whipped that they take this feral, ignorant, tub of lard seriously.

Or they pretend to take her seriously and act as if she is just a regular, normal human being so that others won’t label them close-minded or GASP! -— Racist!!!


52 posted on 06/30/2013 9:47:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Rubio's New Book: From Nobody To Senator, To Conservative savior, Then Back To Nobody")
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To: longtermmemmory
I wish the special prosecutor and the entire prosecution team be disbared.

...And jailed.

53 posted on 06/30/2013 9:47:40 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: BRK

Well a mackerel is a fish


54 posted on 06/30/2013 9:48:47 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: BykrBayb

I know people perhaps not as blatant but still real close. You can tell by the questions they ask.
These people, this may be liberal but it feels more pathetic than anything else. They want someone to believe in, here on this earth, to make decisions for them. Individual choice only weakens that central authority. I cannot imagine the fear they must live in from day to day.


55 posted on 06/30/2013 9:49:07 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Kaslin

Heck honkey, cracker, white mf, and all those words used by black people against white people are not racist. Only disparaging words used by whites can be racist in this country.


56 posted on 06/30/2013 9:49:59 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Procecution and TM’s parents and supporters are in the other direction.

Her eyes were all over the place when she was answering questions, like you see somebody do when they’re making something up or trying to remember what they’ve been told to say rather than simply recalling their own memory.


57 posted on 06/30/2013 9:51:01 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: wiggen
They want someone to believe in, here on this earth, to make decisions for them. Individual choice only weakens that central authority.

Thanks. I think you may have hit on something there, to help me unravel the mystery of his strange belief system. I don't generally care what makes them the way they are, but this one happens to be family.

58 posted on 06/30/2013 9:54:22 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: Kaslin

There’s a creepy ass black cracker following me.


59 posted on 06/30/2013 9:55:02 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (Allister Crowley would feel so at home in America today. "World's most average gay")
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To: BRK

In fact as I recall the term was “mackerel snappers” used mostly as a light-hearted tease of Catholics from non-Catholics usually Episcopalians which we Catholics did and still do refer to as “Catholic-Lite”.


60 posted on 06/30/2013 9:55:54 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: dragnet2

LOL


61 posted on 06/30/2013 9:59:17 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: jiggyboy

BUMP!


62 posted on 06/30/2013 10:00:11 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: jiggyboy

Look up “creepy ass.”


63 posted on 06/30/2013 10:00:27 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: Kaslin
and at the end of the day, we all have to get along.

no, we don't.
64 posted on 06/30/2013 10:02:54 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: BykrBayb

I’ve already poisoned my eyes and my browser history and my soul once at that website, that’s enough for me on this.


65 posted on 06/30/2013 10:07:00 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

You know what I find interesting is that nobody mentions the possibility that Trayvon was attempting to rob Zimmerman,. After all beating up a victim is used quite often in robberies.

Exhibit 1a:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARRM4MaMubw

I ask myself this: If I was coming back from a store walking home and someone was following me in their car (assuming that driving down a road could be construed as ‘following’ and not looking for an address), would I run or stop and stare at this person then walk around their car while it was stopped then wait for the person (who was by themselves) to exit so I may attempt to beat them to death?

No, he was robbing him. That’s why Zimmerman stated Trayvon walked around his car. He did so to see if he was alone. He saw him as a mark and made the attempt only he failed.


66 posted on 06/30/2013 10:07:25 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: CatherineofAragon

If Aunt Jemima had a daughter (who allll her pancakes)........


67 posted on 06/30/2013 10:10:14 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: Kaslin

Great article by Giles. Sad that Black Racists and White Guilt Liberals are attacking Paula Deen for her decades old comment.....while justifying the blatant racism of Jeantel and Trayvon Martin.

It is absolute evil


68 posted on 06/30/2013 10:21:26 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: jiggyboy

You seem vehement.


69 posted on 06/30/2013 10:29:24 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: Thumper1960

LOL


70 posted on 06/30/2013 10:33:02 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SeminoleCounty

It sure is


71 posted on 06/30/2013 10:33:13 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

72 posted on 06/30/2013 10:33:31 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Thumper1960

Many years I told someone I worked with and who was black that I liked Aunt Jemima and thought she was cute. You should have heard her. It was like as if I said the worst thing I could ever say. She called me a racist. I saw Aunt Jemima as a loving human being.


73 posted on 06/30/2013 10:42:46 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: BigBobber

Do you remember the case of Tawana Brawley? It was the cases where Rev Al Sharpton made his bones in the ‘civil right movement.’

Even after it was all found to be an undeniable fraud, the race baiters justified it as “it could have been.” The Brawley case was then cast by the same race baiter as symbolic of the oppression of blacks at the hand of white cops, blah blah blah.

The NY prosecutor defamed by Sharpton/Brawley sued them and won several hundred thousand dollar judgments that as far as I know have never been paid. Sharpton, now a TV star and former candidate for the U.S. Senate (and presidencey?) has significantly increased his financial worth since the Brawley case. Brawley herself was finally served papers to garnish her salary to pay damages to that prosecutor for the judgement won so long ago.


74 posted on 06/30/2013 10:45:02 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Kaslin

She knows damn well what she is saying and doing...this whole dumb act is one big show put on by the prosecution. I do think she is stupid in general but the whole cursive and didn’t know cracker is racist blah blah blah garbage...come on.


75 posted on 06/30/2013 10:47:30 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Kaslin

Your co-worker likely never knew AJ never existed, as a real human being. AJ was co-opted to sell a mill product and was really a White dude in blackface who performed in minstrel shows.
Some folks see ‘’racism’’ wherever they can concoct it. It gives meaning to their empty and worthless existences. They are defined by it, become it and it warms their twisted hearts.


76 posted on 06/30/2013 11:07:36 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: latina4dubya

And in Rachel’s case quite likely appropriate.


77 posted on 06/30/2013 11:12:44 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: BRK
Funny thing about “whitey” slurs in that they don’t seem to have much effect on white people.

Ya know, I wouldn't mind someone thinking I'm a creepy-assed cracker. The average thug would keep his distance. Too bad Obama's son, No Limit N-, didn't have the presence of mind to do the same with Zimmerman.

78 posted on 06/30/2013 11:20:41 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Don Corleone

This Oreo?

79 posted on 06/30/2013 11:31:38 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Well down my way (southern Maryland) in certain areas if you call a white person “white trash” you had better be ready to rock and roll or catch a serious beating


80 posted on 06/30/2013 11:54:56 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: hoosiermama
CAC is street slang for homosexual men. She followed it up with the suggestion Z might rape TM and to RUN! The fact TM is a homophobe is motive for the beat down

I think her statements in this regard implies that she was telling the truth as she perceived it (she may have garbled the timeline somewhat and had problems identifying the voices, but that is perhaps normal with witnesses).

Shame the defense didn’t follow through on it!

I think it was sufficiently established by the defense. The defense has to know when to stop going over old territory once they have the edge, because the only thing going over old territory would accomplish is give the witness a chance to retract the pro-Z testimony she had previously given.

81 posted on 06/30/2013 12:11:58 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: ridesthemiles

Who the hell are you, and why are you spamming my freepmail with rude messages about my family?


82 posted on 06/30/2013 12:25:32 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

I think that’s true just about anywhere not populated by metrosexuals. There’s such a thing as “fighting words,” where there are Men.


83 posted on 06/30/2013 12:42:44 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Rachel Jeantel is the reason Trayvon Martin is dead, and she knows it. She was on the phone talking trash to Trayvon about the “creepy-ass cracker rapist” following him and how if he was a real gangster he’d give the cracker a beatdown he’d never forget.

I'm not so certain. Jeantel called T back after the phone went dead. Why would she do that? The first reason that comes to my mind is that she was concerned for him as a friend and wanted to try to make sure he stayed out of a fight. The other scenario is that M doubled back and hid in the bushes ready to fight Z. I think it is more likely that M spent a few moments near the back of his father's girlfriend's home, but then turned back, either to do some more neighborhood casing, or to hide in the bushes and jump Z when he passed by.

When Trayvon was killed because of her she went dark until Benjamin Crump hunted her down and gave her a script to follow.

At face value Jeantel is a self described reluctant witness. I think one needs to consider that as a starting point for any of her presumed motivations. A lot of high powered adults and lawyers are flying around her, no doubt eager to have her testimony support M. Jeantel resisted by letting the world know that M was a homophobe. It seems a shame that so many on FR are judging Jeantel by her appearance, or by her speech, or her lack of education. In any case, people should be charitable.

84 posted on 06/30/2013 12:45:38 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Kaslin
Another thing to ponder if you happen to get called to the stand again, is to get your stories straight while you’re giving testimony or it could turn out better for the defense than the prosecution.

And finally, I know you didn’t ask for this type of spotlight to bear down on you but, if I were you, I would really, really dial down on the rude answers and the obtuse facial expressions, as it sure didn’t look great on television, and at the end of the day, we all have to get along.

LOL - now that's funny...

85 posted on 06/30/2013 12:56:35 PM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: Varmint Al
The court should subpoena NSA to retrieve the complete phone call between Rachel Jeantel and Trayvon. We know they have it. They record everything.

Yeah, we've paid for the tapes - might as well use 'em.

86 posted on 06/30/2013 12:59:01 PM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: SteveH
She's cut from the same cloth as these thugs.
87 posted on 06/30/2013 1:00:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have known that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional news?)
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To: BRK
mackerel snatchin’ ???...Had to look that one up. My research shows that’s a slur for Catholics

"Holy mackerel, Andy!"

88 posted on 06/30/2013 1:06:19 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: BRK

I’m reminded of the time when an Indian group protested a college’s mascot name, and suggested that whites would be equally offended if their mascot were to be “The Fighting Whiteys.”

Soon after, sales of T-shirts with “The Fighting Whiteys” went through the roof, and that ended the debate.

It aptly demonstrated the difference between those with healthy brains and professional victims.


89 posted on 06/30/2013 2:08:07 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: BykrBayb

HOWEVER.... it depends on the enunciation.

Was is ‘creepy ass’ cracker

or

Creepy ‘ass cracker’ ?

Those phrases have two different meanings, in the ‘black’ subculture.


90 posted on 06/30/2013 3:04:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: BykrBayb
[Was is ‘creepy ass’ cracker]

Oh help, help, help. After hours of watching Rachel, I'm turning into


91 posted on 06/30/2013 3:11:47 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

Tell me you did not just say.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ3zMu_WRYU


92 posted on 06/30/2013 3:36:11 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: bgill
I couldn't agree with you more, my friend. I took the liberty of pasting a post I made on another blog several years ago. It seemed appropriate.

My Worth , Your Words

Alright, let me get this straight…
First, If I am black in the fifties, I am a negro. If I am black in the sixties I am Afro-American. If I am black in the 1970’s and 1980’s, I am black, and if I am black in the present century, I am an African-American. (It doesn't matter that I cannot tell you which country I am from on the continent of Africa, just that I am African-American and, (yes), Africa is a continent. Got it.

Second, In order not to be considered a racist bigot, all white Americans must be “flexible” and allow for the various, bizarre, and ever-changing labels of my race to change at my whim. Oh, and incidentally, I can call myself and others of my race N—g-r but you can be prosecuted for doing it.
There, now I have it straight.

More than 150 years has passed since the abolition of slavery and you have not settled on what you want to be called. Words give you a sense of worth and so you play the race card from a very worn deck. You do this over and over.

Please, just refer to me as a “white, honky cracker”. (Or worse, if you wish.) It doesn't bother me at all. No man can take my dignity away with words.

93 posted on 06/30/2013 3:58:39 PM PDT by scottiemom (As Texas public school teacher, I highly recommend private school)
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To: mc5cents
It was indeed “mackerel snappers.” Robert Mitchum said it to Deborah Kerr in the now classic movie, “Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison”. It was the mid-fifties and I was a young girl of 6 or 7 in Catholic school at the time. I remember laughing with my mom and dad at the drive-in movie theater when we heard it. It never bothered us to be set apart from the general population. Enduring disparaging remarks only made us feel special.
94 posted on 06/30/2013 4:23:42 PM PDT by scottiemom (As Texas public school teacher, I highly recommend private school)
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To: Kaslin

95 posted on 06/30/2013 5:47:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: BykrBayb

It figures.


96 posted on 06/30/2013 7:49:57 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: rockrr

her thinking is certainly retarded... by her upbringing, definitely... perhaps for other reasons, too...


97 posted on 06/30/2013 10:41:32 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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