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  1. Riverlife_Callie

    April 18th, 2013

    I just have this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach that the fix is in. Hope I’m wrong.

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  2. chiggerbug

    April 18th, 2013

    The fix IS in. I am surprised that it took them as long as it did to find a white person to be a “suspect” or a “person of interest”. Call me jaded, but I do not trust this administration.

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  3. Dude

    April 18th, 2013

    White People
    Salon and the left will be happy

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  4. Debbie

    April 18th, 2013

    They look swarthy to me.

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  5. Unhappy Okie

    April 18th, 2013

    He said they may be our friends or family????? There you have it. They have seen the enemy and it is us

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  6. Dude

    April 18th, 2013

    Hope they are Occupy Wallstreet type and Obama voters.

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  7. reddecaesari

    April 18th, 2013

    24 hours and we will know their names.
    at this point, i will reserve judgment since i am 0 for 2.

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  8. BigFurHat

    April 18th, 2013

    I don’t rule out middle-east with these pics.

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  9. frank

    April 18th, 2013

     
  10. Dj

    April 18th, 2013

    These guy’s look like Occupy Wallstreeters or Chechen or Lebanese caucasian muslims who could easily get into the country, especially right now. Don’t look like American’s. Most likely though it will probably turn out to be an occupy wallstreet flea bag. Sorry Salon, you were wrong again

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  11. PISSED

    April 18th, 2013

    Google Boston Marathon Bombing Backpack..

    The one that was used doesn’t match either of these
    as far as I can tell

    What do you think?

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/images/fbi-black-backpack-boston-AP13041612269.jpg

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  12. MaryfromMarin

    April 18th, 2013

    Agree with you 100%, BFH.

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  13. frank

    April 18th, 2013

     
  14. Jane

    April 18th, 2013

    …and what happened to the two Mideastern looking guys who lost their contoured backpacks?

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  15. super toe

    April 18th, 2013

    Notice the still photos. The lighter-skinned guy is shown in a brighter exposed light. Then when you get to the last photo of him alone with a crowd around, you see him in true light.

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  16. redwagyu

    April 18th, 2013

    They seem young by what detail I can see in the pics, especially with the cap on backwards. Does this fit the likley profile of the typical embittered white right wing extremist, who the msm and dhs profile as a young to late middle age male, probably a veteran with overseas combat experience, who goes to church, votes republician and owns some weapons, all of which he clings bitterly to?

    Damn….I just described myself. ooops…

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  17. Dude

    April 18th, 2013

    Of course it’s possible they are not the bomb makers,just the delivery team.

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  18. Pearl Clutcher

    April 18th, 2013

    Can I join in name that race?? I think the one in the white hat looks more like a mexican than whitey, but I think they are American’s of middle easterner decent or students on visa’s.

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  19. Jerry Manderin

    April 18th, 2013

    Those ARE NOT white males.

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  20. Stirrin the BS

    April 18th, 2013

    @PISSED – my first observation was that a) neither backpacks looked big enough to hold a 6L pressure cooker, b) the suspects were carrying them with ease, not like they were filled with schrapnel material, and c) they don’t match the pieces found at the site.

    I call bullshit on this!

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  21. Dude

    April 18th, 2013

    I guess it’s time to look at crowd photos we already have and see if anyone spots them.

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  22. Milwaukee Mike

    April 18th, 2013

    Although this is an unusual sitution, that presser struck me as odd.

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  23. Dj

    April 18th, 2013

    good call Jane.

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  24. J Frank Parnell

    April 18th, 2013

    They will be as nutty as Ricin Man The Elvis Impersonator. I’ve never seen as many crazy, personality-disordered wackadoodles in America as we see today.

    They are everywhere.

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  25. Hawaiian

    April 18th, 2013

    Perp #2′s backpack looks like it’s big enough and heavy enough. Not so with Perp #1′s backpack. So it looks like Perp #2 planted bomb #2 but then who planted bomb #1?

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  26. old_oaks

    April 18th, 2013

    Look at the beak on the dude with the white hat, looks fairly middle eastern to me. Heck this guy looks like Jim Cary.

    http://www.nndb.com/people/089/000029999/bashar-assad-med.jpg

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  27. old_oaks

    April 18th, 2013

    Dude in the black hat is difficult to see. I thought these were supposed to be clear pictures?

    Neither one looks to have blonde hair and blue eyes.

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  28. Illustr8r

    April 18th, 2013

    These guys don’t look like Biff the Ken doll.
    There is something olivey about their coloring.
    Lefties shouldn’t rejoice just yet I don’t think.

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  29. You all need to go back and read David Sirota’s article. This time pay attention.

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  30. grayscape

    April 18th, 2013

    They are Progressives – skin color doesn’t matter. The connection goes to the top. Look who we are arming and empowering….

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  31. Pearl Clutcher

    April 18th, 2013

    Olive? Is that a skin tone color? Would it apply here?

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  32. Pearl Clutcher

    April 18th, 2013

    @Fredrick can you link it?

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  33. Two Legged Blue Eyed Cracker

    April 18th, 2013

    Holy shit! It’s Timmy!

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  35. Riverlife_Callie

    April 18th, 2013

    The guy in the dark cap looks Asian to me.

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  36. Stirrin the BS

    April 18th, 2013

    Actually Hawaiian, I re-viewed the pics and might agree with you. And I believe that #2 was more singled out in the question-answer session after the announcement.

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  38. Milwaukee Mike

    April 18th, 2013

    Either one of them look like they could be Obama’s son…..If he married a white chick.

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  39. Stirrin the BS

    April 18th, 2013

    Well gosh Fred, libprogs blame no one BUT whites, so what does your Salon article prove?

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  40. Jane

    April 18th, 2013

    Take some Tylenol and don’t worry, folks:

    http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/1440/20130418/tylenol-eases-existential-anxiety.htm

    PS What happened to my question about the Mideastern “boys” who lost their backpacks, the one that Dj liked?

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  41. Professor von Schwarzenhoffen ESQ,PhD,F.F.D,F.F.F and F

    April 18th, 2013

    They’re definitely Portuguese Rosicrucians.
    The science is settled.

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  42. Dude

    April 18th, 2013

    If they aren’t dressed in Muslim attire with a towel on their head riding a camel,the left will say they are white.

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  43. Pearl Clutcher

    April 18th, 2013

    WTF: because of the avoidance of race in conversations including on FOX merely saying they look like everyday people.. it leads me to one conclusion the same reason the news never discusses the race of a criminal in Philly, Detroit, or Chicago..

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  44. Jane

    April 18th, 2013

    Is the link to the “The boys of yesterday”still working?
    http://www.infowars.com/boston-bombing-culprits-found/?utm_source=feedly

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  45. Diann

    April 18th, 2013

    They are white! White as George Zimmerman!!!

    So you all just shut it!

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  46. Mr. Pinko

    April 18th, 2013

    You know who might know these guys?

    Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi

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  47. Riverlife_Callie

    April 18th, 2013

    They are saying the guy in the white cap was seen placing his backpack on the ground. But it looks nothing like the backpack picture released previously. That one was black. See the backpack in Jane’s link.

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  48. 99th Squad Leader

    April 18th, 2013

    I smell a ODemorat and his administration leading everyone down a rabbit trail.

    Standing by my original scenario in a previous post with a few edits.

    The bombing is probably a team effort.
    Obviously, the terrorists were able to blend in as runners, delivery people, tourists, etc.
    They don’t have to be Middle Eastern, any ethnic group can be Islamic Jihad.

    No one was really paying attention – not even the police, busy with crowd control.

    New suspect pics do indeed make another option available-Mexican drug cartels.
    If so called, right-wing extremists did this, it will be shouted from the roof tops by our leftist government.
    If it’s Hamas, Al-Qaeda, or Taliban etc. there will be an attempt at cover up, and/or misdirect by the Obama Administration, but the terrorists will still take credit.

    Who knows if a terrorist organization hasn’t already taken credit and the FBI knows about it?

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  49. dapenguin

    April 18th, 2013

    meanwhile what about this so called non person of interest who is slipping back to Saudi Arabia?

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  50. MaryfromMarin

    April 18th, 2013

    @Birdie! Congratulations on your promotion!

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  51. Stirrin the BS

    April 18th, 2013

    @Mr Pinko – SNAP!!

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  52. 99th Squad Leader

    April 18th, 2013

    Well, might as well throw North Korea into the mix.
    Though it’s unlikely, because Kim Jong Un wants a grand attack on America.

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  53. Alpha Maser

    April 18th, 2013

    Any fucktard with their hat on backwards is ~<100 IQ so either way its a stooge paid to do the deed.

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  54. reddecaesari

    April 18th, 2013

    the guy in the white hat walks with a somewhat bowl legged movement.

    i have alot of friends that played soccer through the years. young guys that play alot have a tendancy to walk that way.

    signed

    nancy drew

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  55. Mark Zist

    April 18th, 2013

    With all the footage out there, those are surprisingly crappy quality.

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  56. Stirrin the BS

    April 18th, 2013

    So Fred, what do you do, pop in, make a few stupid comments and then go back to your mama’s basement?

    I asked you what your Salon article (extremists blame everyone but whites) proves.

    Cat got your tongue?

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  57. Dude

    April 18th, 2013

    People who ride four legged animals also walk bowl legged

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  58. BigFurHat

    April 18th, 2013

    I wondered if the little boy and his family happened to lose the lottery and wander towards the bomb.
    They just said on the Tee Vee that this scumbag in the white hat placed the bag next to the 8 year-old and his sister.

    Anti-death penalty peeps? What say you?

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  59. Dude

    April 18th, 2013

    Make that BOW LEGGED. NOT BOWL

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  60. Dude

    April 18th, 2013

    Strap a bomb to them and light a 10 foot fuse. So they can watch it burn. BOOM

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  61. AbigailAdams

    April 18th, 2013

    I could be all wet, but 56 years on the planet count for something.

    These guys did not build those bombs. Hells bells, they look they are barely out of velcro-fastened tennis shoes. Next — as was stated upthread, one of the backpacks was black and it doesn’t look a thing like the black backpack shown.

    I’ve packed a backpack with all sorts of stuff and there’s no 6L pressure cooker in either one of those backpacks.

    Tin foil hat time: Does anyone think it odd that the “authorities” are adamant about NOBODY approaching these guys ON THEIR OWN! NOBODY! You MUST call authorities for them to apprehend them.

    It would be a total hoot if both of these guys turned up at their local police stations, lawyers in tow, to clear themselves.

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  62. BigFurHat

    April 18th, 2013

    Hey, Freddie Douchebag.
    You want to discuss the politics of this , fine.
    Here’s the difference.

    The right doesn’t care if it was Sarah Palin that placed the bag on the ground and caused this carnage. We would want her dead.

    The left waits to see who the perp is before they get outraged.

    If it was any person that is either a comrade or a person in your protected little groups, you mitigate the circumstances, even hiring them to be professors. So, pardon me when I say, suck a di…wait. Suck a vagina. You may be saved.

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  63. Milwaukee Mike

    April 18th, 2013

    Our form of capital punishment is much too merciful for this evil.

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  64. MaryfromMarin

    April 18th, 2013

    Whoever made and set off these bombs should swing from the nearest sturdy tree limb. Yesterday, if not sooner.

    If they deliberately placed one near children, I might even consider the appropriateness of drawing and quartering them first.

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  65. reddecaesari

    April 18th, 2013

    @dude

    HAAAAAA.
    to go with my bow shaped haircut!

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  66. @Big Fur Hat

    In the end you got what you wanted many thousands of hits and hundreds of comments from like minded bigots who only see terrorism if it is perpetrated by someone darker than themselves.

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  67. Jerry Manderin

    April 18th, 2013

    Hey Fred “I Play With My Stepdad’s” Schwartz.

    WE RELISH YOUR DEMISE.

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  68. reddecaesari

    April 18th, 2013

    @fred

    i object! my skin color is slightly east of barry’s.

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  69. MaryfromMarin

    April 18th, 2013

    @Fred, alphabet soup—

    As usual, your logic is flawed.

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  70. Menderman

    April 18th, 2013

    I don’t know what color you are Fred, but your value to the human race is of less value than the dog dhit I scraped off by boot at work today. I don’t need to know what color you are to know you suck as a human. What does that make me?

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  71. Menderman

    April 18th, 2013

    Well said Big Fur Hat.

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  72. Pearl Clutcher

    April 18th, 2013

    Holy Hot Shit Fred who pissed in your Wheaties?

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  73. Jane

    April 18th, 2013

    At first the word was that were were five suspects, showed two dressed in khaki pants, black jackets, etc. Three others, including the other “perp” in the khaki pants and the guy in the blue jacket, have disappeared from the list.
    I say, if the current two “suspects” are innocent, they should get themselves an attorney, with lots of fanfare, and go right to the nearest police station. Don’t risk a shootout….They may never get to give their version of events.

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  74. Menderman

    April 18th, 2013

    Y’all keep in mind that little freddy mixes in nude photos of women amonst the photos of the maimed in Boston. Now, how sick in the head do you have to be to do thay?

    (OH, and freddy only has nude WHITE women…he is a racist as well as a sick asshole)

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  75. norman einstein

    April 18th, 2013

    @Mr. Pinko for the win!

    This BS is smoke and mirrors to make people think they are ‘doing something’.

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  76. Jerry Manderin

    April 18th, 2013

    Check out the skin tones/facial features of the 9/11 terrorists:

    http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~giri22m/classweb/worldpolitics/suicideattacks/pictures/hijackers.jpg

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  77. Jerry Manderin

    April 18th, 2013

    My mom just called Moochelle “Mom’s Mabley.”

    LMAO!!!

    http://johnnybmoore.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/momsmabley5b25d.jpg

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  78. Aunt Liz

    April 18th, 2013

    Dear God in Heaven. We’ve had Commies, Socialists and Muslims infiltrating the Whitehouse for years. Couldn’t we PLEASE have some Conservatives infiltrate and muck up the works of those who wish to destroy our Republic??

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  79. Jerry Manderin

    April 18th, 2013

    “Moms Mabley.” Sorry to get off topic. My mom is just too funny. =]

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  80. venturaguy

    April 18th, 2013

    @Fred – Does the “D.S.V.J, O.Q.H [Journ] after your name impress your Mom?
    She would probably prefer you moved out of the basement.

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  81. Ken Royall

    April 18th, 2013

    They look more like occupiers than right wingers.

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  82. scribble

    April 18th, 2013

    I read that the boy who was killed was running with his family from the first bomb in the direction of the second before it went off. So putting a backpack next to him might have been a coincidence. When did he put the backpack down? Do the authorities say? Did the suspect then pick it up or did he walk away without it?

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  83. scribble

    April 18th, 2013

    I want more info on the Saudi being whisked home.

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  84. norman einstein

    April 18th, 2013

    MOTUS has a very interesting update.
    I know she has connections on the ‘inside’ but this is really quite staggering.

    Scroll down to “The Molesterman Report”.
    http://www.michellesmirror.com/

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  85. MaryfromMarin

    April 18th, 2013

    Thanks for the MOTUS link, @norman e. Very interesting indeed. And hugely plausible.

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  86. reddecaesari

    April 18th, 2013

    @norm

    if this is legit, heads must roll.

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  87. Hawaiian

    April 18th, 2013

     
  88. Friend of the Family

    April 18th, 2013

    Hey Fred,

    Did you see Obama in church today? I was moved by his bold and teary eyed speech about how the USA is gonna right everything and get those bad guys. Apparently, he has changed his tone to a much more confident one since finding out the suspects aren’t dark skinned. Never let a good crisis go to waste.

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  89. Chieftain

    April 18th, 2013

    Plausible Norm, but no foundation, at least not yet.

    Let us all keep in mind that virtually every single thing that was reported in the media immediately following the Newtown atrocity was wrong. The only thing they got right in the first 3 days was that a shooting had occurred, but almost every other “fact” that popped up was wrong.

    Let’s not forget Richard Jewell in Atlanta, either.

    Just sayin’ folks. Let’s not hop on any bandwagons at this point until we are sure. The only thing positive is that we cannot trust the media to report anything honestly or accurately.

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  90. GI-had Joe

    April 18th, 2013

    Douche Bag in the White hat looks like White trash. I hope its not true…I’m just sayin.

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  91. Unhappy Okie

    April 18th, 2013

    Am I missing something or just dense? They said suspect#2 dropped off the bag at location of explosion. Where is the video or pic of him doing that?

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  92. Unhappy Okie

    April 18th, 2013

    Also that’s the clearest pics they could come up with? Almost looks like they were blurred on purpose

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  93. Anonymous

    April 19th, 2013

    Message to the troll with the NPD [Narcissistic personality disorder] letters following his/her name: if we all were to pitch in and pay for somebody’s dick for you to suck, would you leave us alone for a while?
    I might even have an old broomstick you could shove up your ass while you think about abortion and gay rights.

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