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3 hours ago, EMAWesome said:

Twitter has entered the conversation.

Everyone take note of who +repped this post, namely @dOUblewide He hasn’t posted in over a year, and only seems to serve the purpose of repping certain CR posters on a very consistent basis.

It’s almost as if the moment dOUblewide went dormant as a poster (following going into the red), his only purpose has been to serve as a supporter of conservative posters with +reps from the sidelines. While he no longer posts, he remains active like a stealth sock account to pad his masters’ real ones.

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I listen to Rush Limbaugh. A lot. I also listen to Mark Levin. They're both nuts but Mark Levin, in my opinion, is highly intelligent.

It sucks that Rush Limbaugh has lung cancer but Rush was never one to have an informed, reasoned take on any topic, including the dangers of smoking. Still, he is an adult, he bought his tickets, and he knew, or should have known, what he was getting into.

Rush isn't all that intelligent, but he is good at figuring out people, and he understood that his listeners love simple messages and raw emotion. Rush is very good at taking a complicated issue, pretending it isn't complicated, and explaining it at a level his listeners can understand. And the message was always "Republicans are good, Democrats are evil, and if you agree then you're smart and they're stupid."

His listeners love that shit. When they listen they feel entertained, informed and educated, and they don't have to spend any energy actually thinking about a topic. They feel confident in their view of the world because Rush was there every weekday telling them how smart they were. And the show is filled with other people, like them, who'd call in with "major dittos."

That's a significant portion of America, and they're going to miss him. I'm not sure if someone can take his place.

When Rush dies, there will be one fewer dishonest charlatan on the airwaves.

 

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7 hours ago, bolverk said:

Everyone take note of who +repped this post, namely @dOUblewide He hasn’t posted in over a year, and only seems to serve the purpose of repping certain CR posters on a very consistent basis.

It’s almost as if the moment dOUblewide went dormant as a poster (following going into the red), his only purpose has been to serve as a supporter of conservative posters with +reps from the sidelines. While he no longer posts, he remains active like a stealth sock account to pad his masters’ real ones.

@hayden_horn

What a curious thing to whine about. 

There are a lot of drive by reppers in the CR.  Most of them neggers.  If you are going to make a stink about drive by repping, that would be a better place to start imo. 

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2 minutes ago, wildcat09 said:

I think we’ve identified one of Anastasis’s sock accounts

I only ever had one "sock".  I had to set up a burner account to IM another poster with some real life issues because I was banned during the period of great gif persecution in the CR. 

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What a curious thing to whine about. 
There are a lot of drive by reppers in the CR.  Most of them neggers.  If you are going to make a stink about drive by repping, that would be a better place to start imo. 
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17 minutes ago, Anastasis said:

What a curious thing to whine about. 

There are a lot of drive by reppers in the CR.  Most of them neggers.  If you are going to make a stink about drive by repping, that would be a better place to start imo. 

Except for the fact that this drive-by repper hasn't posted a single time since 2018, but he has remained active by only repping over the duration. This isn't the first time I've noticed.

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14 minutes ago, DDD Dad said:

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They are the worst.  If you don't like being said, step up and articulate why.  CR neggers, esp the drive by type, are cowards. 

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You know, I take issue with people saying Rush, Trump, and other charlatans like them are “smart.” They’re not stupid, but they’re not especially smart. What sets them apart isn’t any special intelligence, UT rather their willingness to tell a gullible audience what they want to hear, in order to reap personal gain.
That doesn’t take any special intelligence. All it takes is a complete lack of moral compass or any external guiding moral principles. It requires that you be, essentially, a sociopath. There’s no genius in that at all. It’s just that they made a choice to advance themselves by lying to people and manipulating them. And it works, but in terms of money and power. Most of the rest of us choose differently.
If the rest of us didn’t have any ethics, we might make more money or accumulate more power. But we don’t. Because we’re not fucking sociopaths. There’s nothing to admire about these men.

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I haven't read through this whole thread, so this has surely already been pointed out...

There are a ton of audio and video clips out there recounting Rush's racism, bigotry, and general meanness.  But I think that - by far - the worst thing he's done is something he says 50+ times every show.  "Liberals hate America."  "Liberals want to destroy this country."  "It's just another example of how liberals are pure evil, folks."  

That shit has taken a giant toll on this country.  

After decades of repetition, his audience has heard it so much that they swallow it down like a cult.  Nobody flips on the AM radio and then thinks critically and says, "Yeah, I have friends/family with liberal politics, and I know for a fact that they are not a demon who wants to destroy America."

Rush has done as much to divide this country as any person alive. 

And he is the personification of hypocrisy.  He rails against immigrants, and in racist-coded language (e.g. "thugs") he argues for stiff penalties for criminals.  Then he goes back to his mansion and sends his undocumented housekeeper to fetch him vast quantities of illegal narcotics.  He calls for "family values" and faith-based morality, then heads to the airport to take a private jet to the Caribbean with a woman who is not his wife, and a bottle of viagra prescribed to someone else.  

As I type that last paragraph, it occurs to me that we shouldn't have been surprised by the willingness of today's white evangelicals to support an obviously immoral and un-Christ-like cult leader. 

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14 hours ago, EMAWesome said:

Actually this is pretty hilarious.  I could make a list of at least two dozen posters in this thread alone whose behavior towards anyone who doesn't agree with them is exactly the same as their perceived behavior from Limbaugh that they claim to detest.

If you could do that, you would have done it already.

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4 hours ago, Brisketexan said:

You know, I take issue with people saying Rush, Trump, and other charlatans like them are “smart.” They’re not stupid, but they’re not especially smart. What sets them apart isn’t any special intelligence, UT rather their willingness to tell a gullible audience what they want to hear, in order to reap personal gain.
That doesn’t take any special intelligence. All it takes is a complete lack of moral compass or any external guiding moral principles. It requires that you be, essentially, a sociopath. There’s no genius in that at all. It’s just that they made a choice to advance themselves by lying to people and manipulating them. And it works, but in terms of money and power. Most of the rest of us choose differently.
If the rest of us didn’t have any ethics, we might make more money or accumulate more power. But we don’t. Because we’re not fucking sociopaths. There’s nothing to admire about these men.

This is what Diamond, Silk and all of the other coon capitalists understand about Trump supporters. They'll pay good money to see and hear black people tell them what they want to hear.

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On 2/7/2020 at 8:52 PM, EMAWesome said:

Actually this is pretty hilarious.  I could make a list of at least two dozen posters in this thread alone whose behavior towards anyone who doesn't agree with them is exactly the same as their perceived behavior from Limbaugh that they claim to detest.

 

On 2/7/2020 at 8:54 PM, hobbes2702 said:

Which of those two dozen posters has a national radio broadcast?

 

22 hours ago, SaucyJack said:

 

 

 

21 hours ago, bolverk said:

So, neither EMAW — nor you — can produce an example of a single poster who exhibits the same sort of racist rhetoric Limbaugh used against a political opponent (bones in noses), but you still decided it’s a good idea to respond with a random video clip of a black sports fanatic making funny animal sounds to prove some point.

Be direct and use the lesson your momma taught you about using words to express yourself. I know you’re capable of speech and don’t have to rely on non sequitur video clips.

Here's the road map:

hobbes just owned EMAW.   EMAW, I believe, is a Wildcats fan.  Richie Wallace is known as the "Lion Guy", and roars for his team (Lions).

Lions>Wildcats.     

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14 hours ago, Bookman said:

I listen to Rush Limbaugh. A lot. I also listen to Mark Levin. They're both nuts but Mark Levin, in my opinion, is highly intelligent.

It sucks that Rush Limbaugh has lung cancer but Rush was never one to have an informed, reasoned take on any topic, including the dangers of smoking. Still, he is an adult, he bought his tickets, and he knew, or should have known, what he was getting into.

Rush isn't all that intelligent, but he is good at figuring out people, and he understood that his listeners love simple messages and raw emotion. Rush is very good at taking a complicated issue, pretending it isn't complicated, and explaining it at a level his listeners can understand. And the message was always "Republicans are good, Democrats are evil, and if you agree then you're smart and they're stupid."

His listeners love that shit. When they listen they feel entertained, informed and educated, and they don't have to spend any energy actually thinking about a topic. They feel confident in their view of the world because Rush was there every weekday telling them how smart they were. And the show is filled with other people, like them, who'd call in with "major dittos."

That's a significant portion of America, and they're going to miss him. I'm not sure if someone can take his place.

When Rush dies, there will be one fewer dishonest charlatan on the airwaves.

 

I haven't listened to the old fat fuck for like 30 years.  Way back then, he talked about conservative topics and poked fun at libruls.  It was kind of good natured, actually.  More of a gag than anything.  Like Oliver or Bill Maher, but in a less-toxic environment, so less polarizing and caustic.  Old Colbert, maybe.

But, it appears that the "poking fun" swallowed everything else and became "pwning the libs."  He may, in fact, be responsible for that whole rhetorical device.

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4 minutes ago, TwiceHorn said:

I haven't listened to the old fat fuck for like 30 years.  Way back then, he talked about conservative topics and poked fun at libruls.  It was kind of good natured, actually.  More of a gag than anything.  Like Oliver or Bill Maher, but in a less-toxic environment, so less polarizing and caustic.  Old Colbert, maybe.

But, it appears that the "poking fun" swallowed everything else and became "pwning the libs."  He may, in fact, be responsible for that whole rhetorical device.

He didn’t have a radio show, but I’m not completely convinced it’s a coincidence that Rush’s ascension dovetailed with Karl Rove’s work on behalf of the GOP.

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On 2/7/2020 at 3:28 PM, Jiggy-Z said:

Yes and the notion that Rush (conservatives) put forth with regards to climate change, that our influence is not large enough, nor could ever be large enough to cause man made global warming/climate change because of God or convenience is a dangerous opinion, or more of a notion really.

I was watching a documentary on Teflon last night (The Devil We Know). Aside from yet again showing corporate bad behavior with human interest stories there was an interesting point that was illustrated and backed up with actual science: That the fluorine compounds and their waste  that form the working parts of teflon and other related non stick compounds are so persistent and pervasive and have been discarded and used so universally that 99% of all humans have these compounds in their bodies, where they did not exist before.

We also know about plastic showing up in the bodies of people living in the isolated portions of the European Alps as well as just about everybody else.

..or about Mercury showing up in almost all pelagic species.

What the fuck is wrong with people?  

So there is one positive to Rush.  I was a young Republican and I listened to Rush on the regular.  One day he was going on about how there's no way we could have any control over climate change (at the time it was still being called global warming), and I'm rooting him on agreeing with him because I agree, Mt. St. Helens blew up and already its grown back and is just as beautiful and lush as it always was just 30 years later.  A couple years later my dad visited Mt. St. Helen's and I brought up to him that it must've been impressive to see all that vegetation where there was such devastation in the 80's, and my dad, also a super Republican, was like "WTF are you talking about, it's still a wasteland."  

That's when I first realized that I could not trust people who I agreed with just because I agreed with them, and I needed to start checking my own facts.  And it was going down that path, and checking my own facts, that pushed me out of the Republican party not long after that discussion with my dad.  So had Rush not flat out fucking lied to all of us about that, you might have already crowd sourced me for being a troll because I'd still be believing whatever Rush or whoever was telling me, regardless of what my lying eyes were telling me.

Fuck Rush. He knowingly lies specifically to line his pockets and advance an agenda. He is now reaping what he's been sowing for decades.

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25 minutes ago, NameAlreadyInUse said:

So there is one positive to Rush.  I was a young Republican and I listened to Rush on the regular.  One day he was going on about how there's no way we could have any control over climate change (at the time it was still being called global warming), and I'm rooting him on agreeing with him because I agree, Mt. St. Helens blew up and already its grown back and is just as beautiful and lush as it always was just 30 years later.  A couple years later my dad visited Mt. St. Helen's and I brought up to him that it must've been impressive to see all that vegetation where there was such devastation in the 80's, and my dad, also a super Republican, was like "WTF are you talking about, it's still a wasteland."  

That's when I first realized that I could not trust people who I agreed with just because I agreed with them, and I needed to start checking my own facts.  And it was going down that path, and checking my own facts, that pushed me out of the Republican party not long after that discussion with my dad.  So had Rush not flat out fucking lied to all of us about that, you might have already crowd sourced me for being a troll because I'd still be believing whatever Rush or whoever was telling me, regardless of what my lying eyes were telling me.

Fuck Rush. He knowingly lies specifically to line his pockets and advance an agenda. He is now reaping what he's been sowing for decades.

Rush is a propagandist. Pure and simple. And the lies poison minds. Propagandists are legion in our politics, but Rush was a long dagger of disinformation.

He isn't as sociopathic as Kissinger, but Rush's stain over this representative democracy has a long tail. 

btw - thanks for the St. Helens story. 

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14 hours ago, Paul Wesley said:

I haven't read through this whole thread, so this has surely already been pointed out...

There are a ton of audio and video clips out there recounting Rush's racism, bigotry, and general meanness.  But I think that - by far - the worst thing he's done is something he says 50+ times every show.  "Liberals hate America."  "Liberals want to destroy this country."  "It's just another example of how liberals are pure evil, folks."  

That shit has taken a giant toll on this country.  

After decades of repetition, his audience has heard it so much that they swallow it down like a cult.  Nobody flips on the AM radio and then thinks critically and says, "Yeah, I have friends/family with liberal politics, and I know for a fact that they are not a demon who wants to destroy America."

Rush has done as much to divide this country as any person alive. 

And he is the personification of hypocrisy.  He rails against immigrants, and in racist-coded language (e.g. "thugs") he argues for stiff penalties for criminals.  Then he goes back to his mansion and sends his undocumented housekeeper to fetch him vast quantities of illegal narcotics.  He calls for "family values" and faith-based morality, then heads to the airport to take a private jet to the Caribbean with a woman who is not his wife, and a bottle of viagra prescribed to someone else.  

As I type that last paragraph, it occurs to me that we shouldn't have been surprised by the willingness of today's white evangelicals to support an obviously immoral and un-Christ-like cult leader. 

Yep.  I hope he survives lung cancer, long enough for it to spread to his rectum.  Then they can sew his ass shut and he can shit in a plastic bag.  I hope that colostomy leaks daily.  And he smells like shit until he dies...a few years later.  
 

Yep - that’s what he deserves.  POS.  

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4 hours ago, Mrs Whiggins said:

He didn’t have a radio show, but I’m not completely convinced it’s a coincidence that Rush’s ascension dovetailed with Karl Rove’s work on behalf of the GOP.

He definitely was commanding in the defense of Bush II. That may have been his zenith for influence. Rove fed him the narrative.

Rush got going with the elimination of the Fairness Doctrine by Reagan. The Fairness Doctrine required FCC stations to provide equal time for political viewpoints. Reagan got rid of it - and Rush could be played everywhere and no need for a counter-viewpoint. It popped Rush up as a star after a good run a radio before (and a stint as a baseball radio guy). 

Rush gave the Republican narrative for high and low information voters. Still does, but holding that together is like herding cats. 

Pure propagandist in the dark sense of that word.

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15 hours ago, Brisketexan said:

If the rest of us didn’t have any ethics, we might make more money or accumulate more power. But we don’t. Because we’re not fucking sociopaths. There’s nothing to admire about these men.

Brisket for President. Because - seriously - we cannot survive another sociopath in the White House. 

(You should have run back in 2004 - like we told you to. We would have had a mighty Brisket and Brats Army). 

 

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15 hours ago, Satchel said:

This is what Diamond, Silk and all of the other coon capitalists understand about Trump supporters. They'll pay good money to see and hear black people tell them what they want to hear.

When I see Diamond and Silk, I always think of those “Black person listens to old white people music and loves it! Look at their reaction!” videos on youtube. 

White people in general love to be validated by black people’s opinions.  Not sure why, but it’s truth.  In the case of Diamond & Silk, White people who support a worldview that promotes the continuation of second class citizenship for non-white Christians loves a pair of black people telling them, “You are right.  You’re not racist.  They are the racists!”  It helps relieve their cognitive dissonance that might otherwise result in reflection, change and acceptance.

All of these pseudo infocelebs are effectively dealing an ideological drug to that conservative base propping up Trump and Trumpism.  For decades the world had been passing that group by, and Rush offered them a hit of relief from reality.   They rewarded him handsomely with their time, attention and money.

Others took note.  A news network sprung up to give them a stronger hit of anti-truth.  And then a world of social media celebrities amplified by Russian propaganda.  Finally they got their very own President — Donald J Trump.

The dopamine-fueled anti-reality of Trump’s base is now everyone’s reality.  Trump is essentially their fentanyl, and we’re all taking the hit.

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27 minutes ago, Goredho said:

White people in general love to be validated by black people’s opinions.  Not sure why, but it’s truth.

Guilt, basically.

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“Have you lost your mind? I mean, how is it that you can disrespect a man's ethnicity when you know we've influenced nearly every facet of white America... from our music to our style of dress. Not to mention your basic imitation of our senseof cool; walk, talk, dress, mannerisms... we enrich your very existence, all the while contributing to the gross national product through our achievements in corporate America.” 
 

 

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7 hours ago, NameAlreadyInUse said:

So there is one positive to Rush.  I was a young Republican and I listened to Rush on the regular.  One day he was going on about how there's no way we could have any control over climate change (at the time it was still being called global warming), and I'm rooting him on agreeing with him because I agree, Mt. St. Helens blew up and already its grown back and is just as beautiful and lush as it always was just 30 years later.  A couple years later my dad visited Mt. St. Helen's and I brought up to him that it must've been impressive to see all that vegetation where there was such devastation in the 80's, and my dad, also a super Republican, was like "WTF are you talking about, it's still a wasteland."  

That's when I first realized that I could not trust people who I agreed with just because I agreed with them, and I needed to start checking my own facts.

Maybe your Dad lied to you.

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Not sure what Mt. St. Helens has to do with global warming. Whether the flora and fauna took one year or a hundred to get back to normal, it wouldn't say anything about global warming. But yeah, everyone should do their own fact checking the best they can. 

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It’s similar to when the BP well blew out in the Gulf, all of a sudden everyone was an expert on oil being naturally released into the ocean and this was no big deal. He helped propagate that myth.

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2 hours ago, WhatTheBuck said:

Not sure what Mt. St. Helens has to do with global warming. Whether the flora and fauna took one year or a hundred to get back to normal, it wouldn't say anything about global warming. But yeah, everyone should do their own fact checking the best they can. 

I imagine it was not necessarily tying Mt St Helens to global warming, but more about how the earth rebounds from large catastrophes like that.  Mother Earth adapts and recovers, yada, yada, yada.

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14 hours ago, Mrs Whiggins said:

He didn’t have a radio show, but I’m not completely convinced it’s a coincidence that Rush’s ascension dovetailed with Karl Rove’s work on behalf of the GOP.

You're young, and I envy that. Go back to Ailes, Stone, Manafort, and Atwater for the original plowman of the seeds of hate. Actually, go back to the Nixon men like Segretti, Colson, and Ehrlichman and the Southern Strategy for the seed grain of what followed. Reagan was the smiling face they stretched across a very ugly engine.

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1 hour ago, RomaVicta said:

You're young, and I envy that. Go back to Ailes, Stone, Manafort, and Atwater for the original plowman of the seeds of hate. Actually, go back to the Nixon men like Segretti, Colson, and Ehrlichman and the Southern Strategy for the seed grain of what followed. Reagan was the smiling face they stretched across a very ugly engine.

Nixon invited in the racists, Reagan invited in the religious nuts (not like there wasn't significant overlap there already). The results were predictable. 

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6 hours ago, pyrohornIII said:

I imagine it was not necessarily tying Mt St Helens to global warming, but more about how the earth rebounds from large catastrophes like that.  Mother Earth adapts and recovers, yada, yada, yada.

Yeah that was the general point.  We can do whatever we want, the earth and nature are so powerful they DGAF.

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10 hours ago, Goredho said:

When I see Diamond and Silk, I always think of those “Black person listens to old white people music and loves it! Look at their reaction!” videos on youtube. 

White people in general love to be validated by black people’s opinions.  Not sure why, but it’s truth.  In the case of Diamond & Silk, White people who support a worldview that promotes the continuation of second class citizenship for non-white Christians loves a pair of black people telling them, “You are right.  You’re not racist.  They are the racists!”  It helps relieve their cognitive dissonance that might otherwise result in reflection, change and acceptance.

All of these pseudo infocelebs are effectively dealing an ideological drug to that conservative base propping up Trump and Trumpism.  For decades the world had been passing that group by, and Rush offered them a hit of relief from reality.   They rewarded him handsomely with their time, attention and money.

Others took note.  A news network sprung up to give them a stronger hit of anti-truth.  And then a world of social media celebrities amplified by Russian propaganda.  Finally they got their very own President — Donald J Trump.

The dopamine-fueled anti-reality of Trump’s base is now everyone’s reality.  Trump is essentially their fentanyl, and we’re all taking the hit.

I see it a bit differently. There's a certain kind of white person who loves to have his/her opinions/ worldview validated by black people.

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I see it a bit differently. There's a certain kind of white person who loves to have his/her opinions/ worldview validated by black people.

Milo. They don’t care who it is that tells them what they want to hear.

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2 minutes ago, Nivek said:


Milo. They don’t care who it is that tells them what they want to hear.

Almost.  Unless he's black.  

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6 hours ago, 4th&Five said:

Not dead yet, unfortunately. 

 

If Pete gets the nomination you know the dotard will be spewing this uncontrollably.

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1 hour ago, Biff Tannen said:

If Pete gets the nomination you know the dotard will be spewing this uncontrollably.

Then you have to call him Cadet Bonespurs and break out the C word.

"At least have the courage to consciencely object instead of taking the coward's way out. Did Colonel Vindman let him touch his purple heart, you pussy?"

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15 hours ago, 4th&Five said:

Not dead yet, unfortunately. 

 

can't this piece of shit just die quietly and painfully yet?

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