General Discussion, Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Jon McNaughton’s “Crossing the Swamp” is a riff on the classic “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” but replacing George Washington’s crew with members of President Trump’s administration. (Jon McNaughton, jonmcnaughton.com)

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134 Responses to General Discussion, Wednesday, November 7, 2018

  1. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Coffee water is dripping, Tea is ready morning everyone.

    Liked by 9 people

  2. Lucille says:

    Win some, lose some…that’s life…and in spite of it all…

    Liked by 8 people

  3. Lucille says:

    “A walk through the woods in autumn” by Russian artist Sergei Vinogradov

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  4. lovely says:

    Have a good day folks.

    I barely had time to read anything but I saw the election results.

    WI elected a scumbag who is going to raise our taxes, a Unionita, a man who allowed pedophiles to remain in the classroom. Disgusting.

    We lost the house but retained the Senate. All of the huge money candidates lost. Beto , Gillum, etc so it appears to me that the local elections which were easier to steal were in at least some districts stolen by illegals voting and by vote manipulation.

    If they want war they will get war.

    Gotta run.

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    • rheavolans says:

      To be honest, I don’t care. Much was made over Mike Braun winning in Indiana. I don’t trust that fool as I can throw him. He seems to think that he’s allowed to think, and I don’t want him to think. He’s not smart enough to think.

      On the other hand, Joe Donnelly, Obamacare voter, lost. Yay. Whatever.

      I predicted that Republicans would be shellacked a long time ago. They could not figure out why they were getting elected though they seemed to believe it was because they were Democrat light, not because America wanted them to stop the Democrats. And after enduring 2 years of faux hysteria over imagined Russian meddling that the Reps couldn’t be bothered to put an end to, I see no use for the Republican Party. They are afraid CNN will call them names, and that fear paralyzed them from doing anything to stop or even remotely inconvenience Democrats.

      For me, this election was summed up best as, “If only I gave a damn.”

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      • Getting rid of Corker and Flake is a huge deal. And no Beto or Gillum is really good.

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      • lovely says:

        I would do agree with most of what you’ve said Rhea. On a whole. The republicans are surely idiots. But. We have two conservative SCOTUS Justices because of those low life republicans. And President Trump is now unimpeachable at the Senate level because of the number of republicans who are in the senate.

        Believe me I understand your feelings 100%. I was ready to simply never vote again if Kavanaugh was not put on the bench.

        But the republicans, even the fleas, came through for America.

        As for Walker. He is a bought and paid for lowlife, but Evers is worse. My taxes are going up, criminals are going to be emboldened, our schools are going to get worse, the teachers union is going to start oppressing and abusing people again, I could go on…

        I have removed my emotions from the vote for republicans. I don’t care that people like Ryan and Walker stabbed me in the back. They are a means. That is all. It is our turn to use them.

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    • It’s sad to lose red seats, but President Trump has what he needs to continue his agenda. The house won’t be abto get anything through. I don’t like that we’ve got Romney now. Yuck.

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      • lovely says:

        Yuck is right. I’m not sure what is happening here in WI. Apparently when the vote for the governorship was so close someone “found” 45,000 votes if they were heavily Evers votes 😏, it will put the vote within 1% and trigger an automatic recount.

        I haven’t been around much and I’m not sure what is happening but a friend who is close friends with the Kleefisch family said that she is pushing strongly for a recount.

        Like I said I probably shouldn’t even say anything because I’m nowhere knowledgable about what public statements are. Heck for all I know that fleabag Walker may have conceded.

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  5. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
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    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
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    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
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    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
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    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
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    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
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    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
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    Mornin’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
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    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Tarts

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  6. nyetneetot says:

    Just wow. I’d just like to tell NV voters it wasn’t me.

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  7. stella says:

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  8. stella says:

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  9. stella says:

    Well, Michigan legalized pot, and to make our election laws more liberal. Both are bad in my opinion. I know Wooly voted to legalize pot, but having another mind altering substance legal will just be passing the problems down to another level, if you ask me.

    I guess if getting high is your priority, then you’ll be happy about it. I’m not. I understand it, but I’m not happy about it.

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    • Gil says:

      Its been nothing but a problem here in CA. They all openly smoke while driving, esp since there is no dui test that can be given.

      Liked by 6 people

    • michellc says:

      They’re not going to stop until they get pot legal in every state and they will use every trick to do so. Like here getting their medical pot legal, they made sure to put it on the primary ballot instead of general ballot. They tried real hard on legalizing all pot, but got caught forging signatures on their petition.
      I will never forget what the potheads, teachers, libertarians and liberal GOP did to our state this year.

      I’m working with some folks now on a couple of ballot petitions, one to force schools to hold all property tax elections in an election year on election day. The other is all ballot petitions that make it to a ballot must be on the general ballot.

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    • rheavolans says:

      Did they at least vote for a caveat that people who are on pot aren’t allowed to have any type of welfare?

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      • stella says:

        Not that I know of.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I think they should.

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      • That would be my preference. I voted yes, even though I barely ever smoke (or eat those edible things), for purely pragmatic, money-saving, cop-saving reasons. Love me some cops, wish they were going after meth and coke and opiates and pills and not weed. There is no comparison. Fighting weed is like fighting fried chicken, in comparison. Why would you spend millions of dollars in state funds to fight fried chicken? It’s absolutely stupid. It makes no sense.

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  10. stella says:

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  11. Gil says:

    Good morning everyone!
    I am sick over all the results in my state and nationwide. The dems got everything here they wanted. Every single big race was 60/40 at least.
    All the violence, rhetoric, and discrimination was rewarded. Ive seen multiple comments of people who will leave the state now. You all know I cant, for several years, dt mr gils retirement. It doesnt help when as a Californian I am a punch line of other places also(dont California my xxx).
    I dont understand why people voted for socialism, antifa, illegals, drugs, and leftist criminals, and anti American muslims as well.
    I feel worse about this election than any other i have experienced. I mean really bad.
    POTUS must declassify and get this done now. Election was my end of the line.

    Have a good day everyone. I still love my stellars and treepers.

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    • stella says:

      I feel the same way about my state, Gil. Dems took the governor and state House. Pubs held onto the Michigan Senate. Bad ballot initiatives passed with big majorities. As usual, my Congressional District will be represented by a Democrat – a member of the Levin family (think Senator Carl Levin). My district has been represented by Sander Levin for decades up until his retirement.

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    • I’m sorry, Gil. When you can leave, please consider North Texas. We love conservative Cali transplants. We have quite a few. 😊

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    • czarina33 says:

      Because we are usually last in everything good (education, healthy habits) & first in everything bad (obesity, smoking) Louisiana & Mississippi could use a couple of good Calif. people. Except for a couple of pockets of blue, these are REALLY red states.

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  12. Lucille says:

    Sonnet 73 (β€˜That time of year thou mayst in me behold’)
    William Shakespeare
    That time of year thou mayst in me behold
    When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
    Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
    Bare ruin’d choirs where late the sweet birds sang.
    In me thou seest the twilight of such day
    As after sunset fadeth in the west,
    Which by and by black night doth take away,
    Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
    In me thou seest the glowing of such fire
    That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
    As the death-bed whereon it must expire,
    Consum’d by that which it was nourished by.
    This thou perceiv’st which makes thy love more strong,
    To love that well which thou must leave ere long.

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    • Beautiful poem and scenery. Thank you, Lucille!

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    • Lucille says:

      Meant to put this interesting interpretation into the post…

      What is the meaning of “Death’s second self” in line 8 of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73?
      https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/sonnet-73-what-meaning-deaths-second-self-line-8-16563?%3Fen_action=hh-question_click

      Expert Answers: CHARMELLO eNotes educator | CERTIFIED EDUCATOR…”I have long disagreed with the common interpretation of this sonnet. Although I agree that the images of night, bare trees, etc., are symbols for the passing of time, and that “Death’s second self” could simply be a reference to this, I cannot help to think that this poem is about self-love, not the love of another. It is about the sadness of knowing that even the most brilliant of minds can wither and slow down with the passing of time.

      Consider these lines as a whole:
      “Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
      In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire,
      That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
      As the death-bed, whereon it must expire,
      Consumed with that which it was nourish’d by.”

      “Death has two states: Its approach and its presence. A mind also only has two states: Thinking and the inability to think. Thinking – his driving life force – marked the speaker’s life. Age slows the mind and even ‘death’ can appreciate a well-used one.”

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  13. Such a great moment at President Trump’s presser:

    POTUS was asked who will be his 2020 running mate ~

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  14. Gil says:

    Sessions just resigned.

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  15. Lucille says:

    Wow…Rush just said it may have to go to run-off for Georgia governorship. Looks like they are “finding” scads of uncounted votes.

    Yeah, we know who they all will be for, too. Dishonesty is rewarded bigly when it’s a dem.

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  16. Lucille says:

    And Matt Rosendale ultimately lost to Jon Tester…the liar and reputation destroyer, loyal dem and

    ….proudly avid supporter of killing-children-in-the-womb Planned Parenthood…

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  17. Lucille says:

    Stella, a couple of items re Michigan happenings in the world of the ROP…

    Michigan: Defense in female genital mutilation case asks judge to dismiss charges, claims law is unconstitutional
    November 7, 2018 10:05 AM By Robert Spencer

    The defense is also claiming that the female genital mutilation procedure was no crime, because it is a religious ritual.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/11/michigan-defense-in-female-genital-mutilation-case-asks-judge-to-dismiss-charges-claims-law-is-unconstitutional

    and

    Michigan: Muslim migrant who stabbed cop while screaming β€œAllahu akbar” says he’s innocent, rejects plea deal
    November 7, 2018 9:57 AM By Robert Spencer

    There is no conceivable way he is not guilty under American law. He stabbed Lt. Neville in plain sight, in a crowded area.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/11/michigan-muslim-migrant-who-stabbed-cop-while-screaming-allahu-akbar-says-hes-innocent-rejects-plea-deal

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  18. Menagerie says:

    I need this. I think my pal Wee might need to get one too.

    Liked by 6 people

  19. Gil says:

    Jim Acosta just had his press pass pulled indefinitely.

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  20. stella says:

    Disgusting.

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  21. Lucille says:

    This is a turning point toward hell for the EU….

    Glazov Moment: Europe Criminalizes Criticism of Mohammed
    “We have a hero in Donald Trump…Trump means free speech for America.” – Jamie Glazov

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  22. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  23. auscitizenmom says:

    Prayer for Justice Kavanaugh:

    https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/kavanaugh-v.-ford
    “After watching her husband rip into pro-death senators who used Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in attempts to derail the appointment of her husband to the U.S. Supreme Court, Ashley is asking all people of faith to unite in praying Psalm 40, which reads:”

    “BE PLEASED, O LORD, TO DELIVER ME, LOOK DOWN, O LORD TO HELP ME. LET THEM BE CONFOUNDED AND ASHAMED TOGETHER, THAT SEEK AFTER MY SOUL TO TAKE IT AWAY. LET THEM BE TURNED BACKWARD AND BE ASHAMED THAT DESIRE EVILS TO ME.”

    In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

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  24. auscitizenmom says:

    I’ve got a few cheerful stories from today. I was supposed to have lunch with my friend and another friend of hers asked to go along. I am so glad she did. She has 4 grown children, 3 boys and a girl. Anyway, these boys were a handful, especially one of them. One day, when the boys were around 8 – 11, both parents had to be gone. When they came back, all the windows were broken out of the family room. The boys had played golf in the room and didn’t quit when the first window got broken.

    Another time, the boy who seemed to get in trouble all the time, encouraged by his friend who was a troublemaker, stole a piece of gum from the local small store. He was caught, cops called, older sister got a call, went down and talked the cops into turning him over to her, promising that he would be punished. They arranged with the store owner for him to work a week every day after school to pay for the piece of gum. He cleaned the bathrooms, took all the products off the shelves and wiped them down, and cleaned the floors. He was exhausted every day when he finally came home. They didn’t have that problem again.

    The other story was, again, when the parents were gone, the boys were playing pool, and decided to write their names on the ceiling with the blue on the end of the pool cue. ALL their names. As punishment for that they had to scrape the popcorn ceiling off and then blow it back on, which is a dirty, messy job and very tiring.

    I don’t know how they managed. It seemed to me like they were handling the situations, but these kids kept doing things. LOL

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    • Lucille says:

      A dear friend of mine, now in his late 80s, had two sons and a daughter. The daughter was no trouble as a teen, all-A student…just a model child who went on to great success in the aviation industry. The sons, however, had an intense sibling rivalry as teens.

      One evening my friend and his wife were attending a business function which lasted to the wee hours. They came home to find a portion of their large home with furniture re-arranged and damaged, doors kicked in, broken items placed in the trash. They didn’t know what to make of the mess and went to each son’s room to determine they were OK only to find both were fast asleep.

      The next morning the boys fessed up that they’d gotten into a horrible fight which got completely out of hand. There was nothing they could do about the damaged furniture before their parents came home except to try to set it up OK plus clean up the broken lamps, etc. Needless to say, they were grounded for a very long time. There were a few bad arguments after that, but never anything so physical or drastic.

      Later, of course, the boys became the best of friends whose love for each other was total.

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    • michellc says:

      My older brothers were always fighting. They were fighting each other in their room one day and knocked a huge hole in the wall, this was after a week or so before they broke their bedroom window.
      One evening after dinner my Dad told them to come outside and he threw boxing gloves at the two who did the most fighting and were also the two who broke the window and knocked a hole in the wall. He told them if they were going to fight then they were going to do it with those gloves and in the yard. That from now on that was going to be the way they fought. They beat the snot out of each other and I guess got it all out of their system because they quit fighting after that.
      They also had to work to pay for the window and the materials to fix the wall they had to repair themselves.

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  25. lovely says:

    Before I hit the sack I want to say “Congratulations Dan Crenshaw!!!!”

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