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February 02, 2017


Frau  Am Zuckerhut

Momto2 - this morning I wished for a photo and you heard. What a sweetheart Kate is.

DebinNC is unfortunately right. Right now, the Germans are focusing on Trump instead of their own growing imminent danger. No one gets to name the Islamic cuckoos in the nest. It easy to see how the Germans got to where they are given the country's past. I cannot understand the US. Bomber Billy's dream has become our
reality. May he land on the Lathe of Heaven soon.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

My sisterthe nurse (who has an old pick-up) helped me move some large items from the old house today. (Extension ladder, garden cart, etc.)

Anyway, we were talking about this whole protest thing and she said the HOSPITAL is divided. Two women anesthesiologists went to that stupid women's march. (This indicates to me that as someone theorized most of those women had made reservation and flight plans because they assumed they would be going to Hillary's inauguration.

One of the surgeons keeps needling people and trying to stir stuff up because he likes arguing. (I will get my surgeries done only by Trump supporting doctors and anesthesiologist, I have decided.)

Anyway, sshe said she thinks its a combination of the media slanting things and people not able to accept that things didn't go the way they wanted. Her opinion is that they will have to figure it out themselves.

When someone says something, she says, "I don't know if that's right, because I heard it really was the opposite." Then she goes on to tell them that there are both sides pushing their view and they should keep that in mind, because you don't want to get fooled.

She leaves it at that, hoping a few will check out Fox or the actual damn White House web site.

Meanwhile, in Indianapolis, the deputy mayor (a democrat) made a tweet using a racial slur (beginning with n) criticizing the black people who showed up at the White House for the beginning of black history mony, also calling them "sell-outs."

Our big local talk radio hosts are outraged and are demanding he be fired. So far, the mayor has done nothing. Also, this deputy mayor is from new York and apparently has links to Sharpton.

This city is pretty tolerant, but I think Sharpton-style crap will mean that Mayor Hogsett gets booted out in 3 years. Ugh.

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"Well, that's going to stop right now!"

James D---> Your speech resonates with me and millions. Here is some encouragement.

Send your message to Steve Bannon. Seriously.

Turn the cannons around on these sunzabeenches.

The jihadis are fond of saying: Where there is one there are many.

I say this because what works for the jihadists can work for the MAGA masses.

Kevlar Kid

buccaneer morgan

Adorable momto2

When everything is a lie when the Chinese, Iranian, Mexico have all prospered at Obama-'s term in office although the protests in the phillipines may be proxies against trump,


It is rarely reported but occasionally I see articles mentioning the rise in certain diseases that were previously non-existent or extremely rare in the U.S. This mcr-1 gene is pretty frightening as there is no antibiotic that will touch it. Does anyone doubt the CDC would play down these reports if they were linked to illegal immigrants?


A nurse posted this comment:

As a nurse, I can tell you this is the thing that will turn Liberals against Illegal aliens. When Anti-Vaxxer's children are no longer protected by herd immunity and start dying from Pertussis or crippled for life from Polio, they will then realize another good reason for vetting immigrants, all but to late.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Isn't this the HOUSE Intelligence Committee they were spying on?

Where's Ryan? Why haven't these people who hired this trio been relieved of their committee assignments?

Who vetted them? WERE they vetted? Has anyone confiscated their home computers and cell phones?

Anyone looked at their social media? How were they caught?

I guess I will go see if anything new has popped up. I will return later.

Frau  Informatik

For those ginormous salaries, the IT brothers must have been hired for more than just keeping the systems going. They were working for Democrats, for Gaia's sake, who always want to something on the Stupid Party. Taking home more than paperclips brought in the feds. Otherwise this arrangement would have stayed in place. As was asked, who hired the merry band of brothers and who authorized the handsome salaries?

Jim Eagle

Off to the end of Catholic School Week Cocktail party at the old Polish Hall in Southampton. Used to be the Lady of Poland Catholic School until we decided to merge all the schools into Our Lady of the Hamptons. Great crowd. Lots of booze and food. [Hey, we're Catholics, okay?] and dancing.

Tomorrow Frederick reads the 1st Reading and announcements. Only if I can get him up.

Cheers to all . Keep up the message.


Welcome back, troglodytelawyer!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


buccaneer morgan

Legistorm shows the brother imran worked for fredericka Wilson as well Diane degette. And hakeem jeffries

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Re "the protests" and badjacketing of President Trump.

Reminds me of a potent saying en Espanol from Cervantes' "Don Quijote"

Let the dogs bark sancho, friend; it is a sign that we are moving."

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Front page, Saturday (today) Chicago Sun-Times:


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"As was asked, who hired the merry band of brothers and who authorized the handsome salaries?"

F-O-L-L-O-W T-H-E [redacted] M-O-N-E-Y.

I fully expect POTUS to launch a vicious investigation. And, may he get a grand jury launched to indict these "IT" spies.

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Okay....pleading here.... so a federal district judge can impose a nationwide stay on a presidential EO?

Not getting much satisfaction from my searches on this question.



New England VS Everyone

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The travel visas are one thing---- the enemies within quite another.

POTUS has his hands full.


Miss Marple the Deplorable

I would just like to point out how hypocritical (as if we didn't know) the democrats are.

They took his money.
They attended his parties and ate his food.
They clamored to be in photos with him.
They had him as a cameo star in movies and TV shows.
They attended his wedding.

But once he entered as a Republican candidate, he became literally Hitler, according to them. The only thing that changed about him was that he was a candidate. He has been talking about the same issues since very early in his career, as can be seen in his interviews with people like Oprah and Phil Donahue on YouTube.

What terrible people the democrats are. It's disgusting.

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Where does SECDEF Mattis and the Joint Chiefs come out on this kind of stuff?


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The Left Press is screaming that war with Iran is imminent. Even Sean Hannity was talking intensely about war with Iran.

Stimulus? New sanctions.


Frau  Informatik

Did any judge dare pull that on former Pres. Jive Ass?

Since BHO is out of office, I will show no respect for his person or deeds past or present.


Trump's letter in honor of Catholic Schools Week.

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"Pres. Jive Ass"

Sie sind zu freundlich ;) (on a scale of 1 to 10, how'd i do this time?)



Jive ass got his ass handed to him by
Texas Judge Hanen.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


George Foreman with some encouraging words for President Trump.

Captain Hate

I think they are betting everything on destroying Trump and the Repubs by any means possible.

Not the Vichy Repubs.

Captain Hate

In turn, Mark Levin has been very critical of the inner circle's dearth of historical knowledge re populism and conservatism, shortfalls in ability to understand the difference between socialist initiatives and initiatives that have constitutional integrity.

Did you listen to him last night? I thought he gave some fundamentally sound criticisms about some strange statements without badmouthing anything DJT's done.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

What strange statements?


We just returned from the funeral I mentioned earlier. It was the most emotionally draining experience in many years.

Matthew was 23 and committed suicide, just couldn't manage the gremlins bouncing around in his head.

25 years ago his brother, at the time the youngest of three boys, died in his sleep. He was a Down's syndrome baby and aspirated on vomit in his crib. He was a delightful little tyke that I used bounce on my knee.

Their father Craig has been a friend for maybe 30 years. He is a musician who studied cello and piano. He studied piano in Milan and then taught concert pianist at the Mozarteum. Truly a world class talent, but that wasn't what he was most passionate about.

For all the time I have known Craig he has made a living as a sacred choral music composer. He owns a music publishing company that was willed to him, the only person the former owner trusted to take the business forward.

If you have a chior at your church, they almost certainly know Craig's music and have likely performed some.

Today at the funeral, three different choral groups from Capital University, where Craig is a professor, sang. A total of 7 pieces composed by Craig. One in particular was composed in memory of another young person who took their own life.

Following are links to 2 of the pieces we heard today.



Rest in peace Matthew.

Captain Hate

I snagged this off his recap:

Senior White House advisor Stephen Miller and others like to compare President Trump to Andrew Jackson and William Jennings Bryan. He and Steve Bannon are pushing this Democrat protectionist stuff and likening Trump to Andrew Jackson. However, Jackson would never have supported Trump’s protectionist policies. Why is Miller skipping over Reagan to compare to Trump to Jennings Bryan who was on the left socialist wing of the Democrat Party?

Also late on Thursday DJT made a strange statement warning Israel about not building any new settlements.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

The new settlement thing was odd.

As far as the Jackson stuff, it is more an anti-elitist mentality, of which I approve.

I haven't seen anything to compare him to William Jennings Bryan, but I could have missed it.

My sister used to listen to Levin every night. She now wishes they would take him off the air, because he is so negative.

I am all for reasonable criticism, and would like to know more about that settlement comment.

As far as the rest, I do not consider populism incompatible with conservatism. If we people are not listened to, then what is the point of voting?

Populism has 2 streams: leftist type envy-based redistribution type stuff, and conservative-based theories which the elitists have ignored. The latter is the type Trump is espousing.

Simply because he says stuff which is popular, with the portion of the country which voted Trump in doesn't make him some sort of danger.

What action has he taken which isn't conservative? Maybe Ivanka's child care plan, which hasn't been enacted yet. As far as I am concerned, that one is horse-trading and it will be up to Congress to accept or reject it.

What else has he got to complain about? So far he is way ahead of Bush 43.


I thought he said don't broadcast the new settlements

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"Did you listen to him last night? I thought he gave some fundamentally sound criticisms about some strange statements without badmouthing anything DJT's done."

CH- I did. I am impressed by Levin's clear take on many many things.

His was a very disciplined analysis. Made me wonder if POTUS has availed himself to action-based historians who can assess different sit-reps being given to him.

Afterall, there is very little that's new under the sun.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

onald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 37m37 minutes ago

Why aren't the lawyers looking at and using the Federal Court decision in Boston, which is at conflict with ridiculous lift ban decision?

And a very good question, Mr. president.


This is quite good. https://spectator.org/useful-idiots-no-more/

I wonder how many killers will take advantage of that judge's edict to come here in the interim and ultimately show us bloodily how right we are to be concerned.


Leading from behind!

The Hill ✔@thehill
Hundreds plan to moon Trump Tower in protest http://hill.cm/31a1Gx3
11:13 AM - 4 Feb 2017

Janet ~ an obnoxious Trump supporter

he is so negative.

I agree. I can't listen to him at all.

I thought he said don't broadcast the new settlements

Yes. That's what I thought he said too.

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"The new settlement thing was odd."

As I am certain it was intended to be by they who spun the newsfeeds on the subject.

Through NYT and WSJ filters it's fake news.

Here's my filter from Breitbart:

"Here is the exact wording of the White House statement on Thursday (emphasis added):

'The American desire for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians has remained unchanged for 50 years.

While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal.

As the President has expressed many times, he hopes to achieve peace throughout the Middle East region.

The Trump administration has not taken an official position on settlement activity and looks forward to continuing discussions, including with Prime Minister Netanyahu when he visits with President Trump later this month.'

"The New York Times pounced on the phrase 'may not be helpful':

" NYT---->In the most startling shift, the White House issued an unexpected statement appealing to the Israeli government not to expand the construction of Jewish settlements beyond their current borders in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Such expansion, it said, “may not be helpful in achieving” the goal of peace.<----end NYT"

" Breit--->The statement is only “startling” if one is unaware of the history and geography of the region. In fact, the statement tacitly accepts all existing settlements. (One wonders when the penny will drop, and when the Times editorial page will attack Trump for provoking Middle East tensions with the same statement.)"

Breit--->"Recall, too, that Obama insisted on a complete “settlement freeze,” including expansion within existing settlements, and later allowed the UN Security Council to declare the entire Israeli presence beyond the “1967 lines” — including the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem — a “flagrant violation” of international law. The Trump administration’s statement is a complete reversal of the Obama administration’s policy.<----"



Buckeye and Jib, prayers for your friends and their families.

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Re: negative Mark Levin....

The man advances reasoned arguments daily. As does Dr. Savage.

Both men are curmudgeons to the extreme. And heaven forbid a caller disagree with them. LOL

I remember calling Dr. Savage re the numbers of enslaved Africans in the 18th century south while the Constitution was being written. My numbers differed from Dr. Savage's. He chewed me out on the radio and hung up on me.

I heard him tirade about me because I lived in Berkeley. He was fulla shitake. LOL

I still listen to him. And I even reminded him of that call when I ran into him one night in Sausalito in '99.

Also, it occurs to me that I have a difficult time listening to Laura Ingraham when she is in a negative head space. And that prolonged period when she was ill and in a negative head space moved me to stop listening.

Now if Phil Hendrie goes negative on me, my world would end :)

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"Hundreds plan to moon Trump Tower in protest

How underwhelming. Hundreds? No foolin? WOW! That's really putting themselves on the line.

Who came up with that one? Lil Stevie Coalburt?

One problem: their heads are so far up each others' butts who will they be mooning exactly?

Janet ~ an obnoxious Trump supporter

rse's 7:19 link is great.


It occurred to me that with all the MSM chuckling at Kellyanne Conway over her mistaken "Bowling Green Massacre," that maybe she conflated those arrests of terrorist plotters with the Chattanooga massacre, also by a Muslim immigrant. I kind of wish she'd come back with that, pointing out that these two incidents do not exactly make the case for open borders.

Clarice Feldman

MM, there certainly is a conflict between the 2 district courts--I anticipate by Monday the 9th Circuit will overrule the Seattle Ct because that decision is nuts. If it doesn't I expect a swift move to the SCOTUS for an emergency hearing.


Yes that's a reasonable conjecture,

Clarice Feldman

The Seattle order is pute emotive B.S.; The Distr Ct in Boston set out the correct law on the subject.

Captain Hate

Just to be clear, I don't slavishly agree with Levin on everything. I think he went off half cocked on the Australia thing and expect him to pull back when he gets more facts about what really happened. That said, I think he's right about the strange messages.


Judge brinkema who allowed moussaouu to make a fool of her court, also is in on the circus.

Captain Hate

Kellyanne's "gaffe", which she almost immediately corrected, is nonexistent compared to almost everything idiotic the JEF said, including calling the Malvinas the Maldives.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Well, KevlarKid,

Someone who hangs up on callers isn't exactly reasonable, in my opinion.

Full disclaimer: I got into it with Levin when he posted on Free Republic as holdonow. My particular disagreement was with his attack on Bush's lawyers for using the equal treatment theory to challenge the recount. It turned out I was right and Levin was wrong, which made him even angrier with me.

So, I don't like him. I don't think he is helpful. If you guys see reasonable discourse in his rants, well, that's fine.

I do not. I don't listen to him anymore. I will decide how to be critical of President Trump by myself. I do tink he should be given a little more than 2 weeks before judgement is passed.

So far for me, I have no complaints.


Why is it so few papers are either able or willing to spell out things this clearly, clarice.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Tweets & replies Media

Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 35m35 minutes ago

The judge opens up our country to potential terrorists and others that do not have our best interests at heart. Bad people are very happy!


Now that iowahawk has retired from Twitter, I cull the best of jubal harshaws ironic take, John schindler has gone stark raving.

If one has undiagnosed allergies, not particular to dogs how does one ameliorate the issie


I find Levin hard to listen to just because I fear that at any moment his head is going to explode. I think my all-time favorite radio guy was the G-man, Liddy.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Oh look. One of the 3 Pakistani brothers hired by House Intelligence and subsequently fired visited the White House 3 times.


H/T Conservative Treehouse.


@hale_razor is pretty good at Iowahawk-style humor. Just not as prolific.

Clarice Feldman

s/b puRe emotive b.s.

Captain Hate

If one has undiagnosed allergies, not particular to dogs how does one ameliorate the issie

Take Xertex, or a generic equivalent. I do it daily.


whats most striking to me, Clarice (and also to Scott at PL) is that the opinion is ENTIRELY conclusory and almost entirely free of any legal analysis. The contrast with the judgment of the district court in Mass could hardly be more striking.


I take that too (I think it's Zyrtec). Over time I figured out that I only need 1/2 a pill every other day.


His sponsor abdullab Hassan came to the white house via americannregress and the aclu.

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MM---> So glad you are not me. :)

Another Bob

The lawyers in court over the EO TRO are wishingTrump would shut his tweeter for a bit.

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Talk show host, best in my lifetime that I've listened to was Bill Wattenberg of KCBS before they cleansed every thinking human being from their payroll.

Dude was a brilliant man. Even tempered and shredded fools regularly without a rise in his blood pressure.

"Willard Harvey Wattenburg (born February 9, 1936), better known as Dr. Bill Wattenburg or Dr. Bill, is an inventor, engineer, author, and radio talk show host residing in the Sierra Nevada region of California. Advertisements for his show often referred to him as "The Smartest Man in the World." [1] --- Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Wattenburg

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"If one has undiagnosed allergies, not particular to dogs how does one ameliorate the issie"


Be sure to have your home inspected for mold and mildew formations under the house and inside your HVAC ducts.

Until those are inspected and properly treated it's all guesswork and a lot of OTC intake.

For 8 years I had asthmatic level allergies (not good if yer farmin'). Turns out it was mold under one corner of our hose due to a leaky sump pump discharge pipe.

Cleaned it up and allergies vanished overnight.


To restate why is it impossible to get the actual news without resorting to kremlinolovy, sheesh.


Jerusalem Post quoting unamed "WH official":
"With that in mind, we urge all parties to refrain from taking unilateral actions that could undermine our ability to make progress, including settlement announcements,” the official added. “The administration needs to have the chance to fully consult with all parties on the way forward.”

Captain Hate

I think it's Zyrtec

I think you are correct; not sure when I developed that mistaken habit.

Captain Hate

whats most striking to me, Clarice (and also to Scott at PL) is that the opinion is ENTIRELY conclusory and almost entirely free of any legal analysis.

Gabe Malor feels likewise.


I wish there were consequences for judges that make such ridiculous rulings. I suppose there's some embarrassment at getting overruled, but that doesn't seem to matter much, or does it?


Like our resident nazguls they can't be shamed, they can only best be ignored


hard to say, jimmy. first, though, we shall see if those on the 9th circuit (appeal now filed) also opt to beclown themselves...


Buckeye - that music is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing the link. Feb. 8th is the one-year anniversary of the suicide of a young man who was very close to us. He was the director of our local 4-H camp, dearly loved and an outstanding 26 year old. I plan to send the links to his mom and girlfriend this week.

I'm so glad you were able to be there for him. The presence of a long time friend is a balm that soothes beyond words in these horrible circumstances.

DebinNC, do you remember if the Spivey Choir has performed any of his music? It certainly sounds like a style Martha would love!

Captain Hate

I wish there were consequences for judges that make such ridiculous rulings.

This is the hellish aftermath of Marbury v Madison. One unelected black robed tyrant overrules everything. When one branch of the government GAVE ITSELF THE RIGHT TO OVERRULE THE OTHERS it should have started the second revolution. We have been screwed ever since and it's a testament to the rest of the country that we've done so well.

Yes I feel very strongly about this.


I wish there were consequences for judges that make such ridiculous rulings.

Birthers agree.

The Florida Courts Say that If Anyone Can Be Santa Claus, Barack Obama Can Be President



Buckeye and JIB, my condolences.


Oh, yes - JIB - I meant to add my condolences to you as well. Such a sad story that puts our minor troubles into perspective. Prayers for that dear German family.


Homeward Bound for Buckeye and JiB.

Captain Hate

Prayers for that dear German family.

I can't imagine what it would be like to send a child to another country, which I've done multiple times, and get a call like that.


Nothing compares to this outrage ...

Donald Trump has "angered feminists all over again," this time for comments he did not make. The outrage originated from an Axios report Thursday that quoted an unnamed source who claimed to have worked for the Trump campaign who said, "Trump likes the women who work for him 'to dress like women.'"

"Even if you're in jeans, you need to look neat and orderly," the source added. Men also should be "sharply dressed."

Texas Liberty Gal

Late on a Saturday night I'm finally caught up on this thread.

Condolences to Buckeye and JiB-such tragedies are hard to endure.



If you search Craig Courtney on YouTube you will get an appreciation of his work. Very prolific, very talented.

This was a very tough day for me. My parents also lost 2 sons. Dredged up a lot of memories, mostly bad.

Texas Liberty Gal

I have a question about Trump's tweet where he asks why aren't the lawyers looking at and using the Federal Court decision in Boston...what lawyers is he referring to? His administrations? If so why doesn't he or somebody in the administration talk to them??? I'm confused about that.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


The current crop of lawyers at DOJ were all hired by Obama. Until Sessions is in charge, we are stuck with them. So is Trump.

He's calling them out on their partisanship, which a lot of people otherwise wouldn't notice.

We need Jeff Sessions pronto!


Buckeye, Craig's "Thy Will Be Done" is an Easter standard, especially in churches that have a Maundy Thursday service like the one where our son in law is organist. It begins ~1 hr:4min mark in last year's service.


We need Jeff Sessions pronto!

Not until after Betsy DeVos is voted on in the Senate. We need Sessions’ vote.

Texas Liberty Gal

MM-Thank you for your explanation-now it makes sense! I think the vote on DeVoss is Monday so I hope they vote on Sessions right after that!


Hundreds plan to moon Trump Tower in protest

Perhaps they've been watching Braveheart and fancy themselves as William Wallace & followers as "the resistance" against Longshanks.

Whatever. This meme of The Resistance is ridiculous, anyway. The election of Trump was The Resistance!


They're actually calling themselves "Rumps Against Trump".


The current crop of lawyers at DOJ were all hired by Obama.

There's a new acting AG who ought to be able to do something. It can't be that all those DoJ lawyers were hired by Zippy. That would imply he fired all of the ones there under W. The top positions are political appointees, but I would think the staff attorneys are civil service.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

PD, I am disgusted with this whole "Resistance" thing.

As Iomahawk said, before he left Twitter, they aren't in the hills trying to figure out how to blow up bridges, so to heck with them. They are merely poseurs.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Take a look at this and see what you think:



Eric Holder: "But...elections matter--it is our intention to have the U.S. Attorneys that are selected by President Obama in place as quickly as they can."


Chris Geidner a few minutes ago:"Acting Solicitor General Noel Francisco just noticed his appearance in Washington v. Trump at the 9th Circuit"

Trump going SCOTUS.

buccaneer morgan

So about the louvre macheter, his police general father was totally in the dark, but quelled

Clarice Feldman


Janet ~ an obnoxious Trump supporter

People are gonna pull down their pants & show the world their butts because they wanted THIS woman so bad?


TLG , MM and others: i think he was also referring to the lawyers at DHS; questioning why, faced with opposing District Court level opinions from Seattle and Massachusetts, they had chosen to abide by the Seattle (joke) opinion rather than the correctly-argued decision from Mass.

buccaneer morgan

The reasoning is backwards Janet, red queen would enable them to do what they wanted to do.


I know about US Attorneys, but I thought they are prosecuters for criminal cases.

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