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Mon Mar 16, 2015, 02:46 PM

Ted Cruz Makes Impassioned Plea For Repeal Of Federal Legislation That Does Not Exist

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is known for waging political battles even if the odds of success are slim. He famously launched a 21-hour filibuster in a failed, last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. But his latest crusade may be his biggest challenge yet: repealing a federal law that does not exist.

On Twitter, Cruz blasted the federal government role in education and called for the repeal of Common Core:

Ted Cruz ✔ @tedcruz

Federal govt has no business sticking its nose in education. We need to repeal every word of Common Core! #nhpolitics #MakeDCListen

7:53 PM - 15 Mar 2015[/div
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Can Cruz “make DC listen”? It will be particularly hard since Common Core is not, in fact, a federal law.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative, known as Common Core, was developed by the states — with input from teachers, education experts and business leaders — and has been voluntarily adopted by 43 states and the District Of Columbia. Notably, “the federal government played no role in creating the standards, nor did it require that states adopt them.”

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http://thinkprogress.org/education/2015/03/16/3633972/ted-cruz-makes-impassioned-plea-repeal-federal-legislation-not-exist/?

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Reply Ted Cruz Makes Impassioned Plea For Repeal Of Federal Legislation That Does Not Exist (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2015 OP
ananda Mar 2015 #1
BlueJazz Mar 2015 #2
atreides1 Mar 2015 #7
3catwoman3 Mar 2015 #38
rock Mar 2015 #9
KamaAina Mar 2015 #11
Skidmore Mar 2015 #12
AngryDem001 Mar 2015 #29
7962 Mar 2015 #30
MiniMe Mar 2015 #23
George II Mar 2015 #33
gregcrawford Mar 2015 #42
George II Mar 2015 #49
liberal N proud Mar 2015 #28
guillaumeb Mar 2015 #3
A Simple Game Mar 2015 #35
renate Mar 2015 #61
kestrel91316 Mar 2015 #4
Lex Mar 2015 #5
Skidmore Mar 2015 #15
Rex Mar 2015 #58
AZ Mike Mar 2015 #6
Lex Mar 2015 #14
TeamPooka Mar 2015 #8
Spazito Mar 2015 #19
TeamPooka Mar 2015 #20
Spazito Mar 2015 #22
Xipe Totec Mar 2015 #25
Jack Rabbit Mar 2015 #32
Spazito Mar 2015 #37
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2015 #62
A Simple Game Mar 2015 #36
Spazito Mar 2015 #39
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2015 #40
Spazito Mar 2015 #41
Jamastiene Mar 2015 #44
Spazito Mar 2015 #48
Jamastiene Mar 2015 #53
Spazito Mar 2015 #55
Aerows Mar 2015 #50
Spazito Mar 2015 #56
tanyev Mar 2015 #10
sheshe2 Mar 2015 #16
Baitball Blogger Mar 2015 #13
erronis Mar 2015 #24
Fred Sanders Mar 2015 #26
arcane1 Mar 2015 #27
Jamastiene Mar 2015 #45
B Calm Mar 2015 #17
sheshe2 Mar 2015 #18
misterhighwasted Mar 2015 #51
sheshe2 Mar 2015 #52
Major Hogwash Mar 2015 #57
herding cats Mar 2015 #21
Jamastiene Mar 2015 #46
herding cats Mar 2015 #54
KT2000 Mar 2015 #31
Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2015 #34
marym625 Mar 2015 #43
knitter4democracy Mar 2015 #47
Bossy Monkey Mar 2015 #59
The Animator Mar 2015 #60
malthaussen Mar 2015 #63
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 02:48 PM

1. Interesting.

Somebody didn't do his homework.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 02:49 PM

2. And this idiot is a Senator ?

 

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:01 PM

7. Yes he is

But remember, he was elected by people who are even more idiotic then he is....and only breath because it's natural thing to do!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:15 PM

38. I have met any number of people who...

...would die if they had to decide whether to breathe in first or out first, or who would never move anywhere if they had to decide to start walking with the left foot first or the right foot first.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:04 PM

9. A Republican Senator

You know a SHIT house is not really a house.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:14 PM

11. And a Princeton and Harvard Law grad, no less

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:22 PM

12. And Cotton is a Harvard grad too.

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I have always tended to be unimpressed by the grads of ivy League schools. Give me a guy or woman who has actually done the work rather than run their mouth from the time they hit the top floor running. So many of these elite grads just lack so much.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:37 PM

29. That's because these morons spent all their time getting wasted.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:48 PM

30. Amen to that!

 

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:05 PM

23. And a Canadian

Never forget that this loser was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father.

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:02 PM

33. I point that out every chance I get. I still don't understand how he claims to be able....

....to get around the "natural born" citizen requirement for President.

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Response to George II (Reply #33)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:25 PM

42. I believe the law states...

... that as long as one parent is a citizen, then any child born outside the US is automatically a citizen. Cruz just gave up his Canadian citizenship. Funny that the dipshit "Birthers" always screeching about Obama's citizenship conveniently overlooked that little fact.

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Response to gregcrawford (Reply #42)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 06:43 PM

49. The big difference betweeen the two is that Obama was born in the US, Cruz wasn't.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:36 PM

28. Between Cruz and Cottonball it is very clear that one does not need intelligence

To be elected to office.

If you fail at all else, run for Senate.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 02:53 PM

3. can we buy 47 pair of Rick Perry smart glasses for the GOP senators?

if not, can we buy 47 corks? Big ones?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:06 PM

35. Maybe we should make that 94 large corks just to eliminate all of the options. n/t

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 07:50 PM

61. I laughed

Twice.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 02:53 PM

4. Sarah Palin's long-lost twin brother.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 02:55 PM

5. So so misinformed.

This how they govern.

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Response to Lex (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:24 PM

15. They govern through lying and cheating and sowing

fear and division.

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Response to Lex (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 02:58 AM

58. Technically they have not governed. I don't know since when.

 

Stumbling from one disaster to another with their eyes closed, is more like constantly falling. The more they fall the more disasters they cause.

Clearly McCain wanted to start a war with Russia. Cotton wants to nuke Iran. They are either the worlds biggest dullards or criminally insane megalomaniacs. Blowing off the head to save the body never worked. You just have to wonder why they don't get it. Even someone without most of their faculties still wants to breath and eat and survive. McCain and Cotton appear to have all working bodyparts and brain matter.

Republicans are an enigma.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:01 PM

6. In other news....

....I recently heard that Iran had seized control of Tehran!

This is series!

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Response to AZ Mike (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:23 PM

14. LOL. I heard about this too.


The NERVE!






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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:03 PM

8. Canadians don't understand U.S. law. nt

This is the DU member formerly known as TeamPooka.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:36 PM

19. Nope, he's not Canadian thank heavens...

He's all yours now.

We still have Bieber, though.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:40 PM

20. The solution of Solomon says we have to split him and share.

This is the DU member formerly known as TeamPooka.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:49 PM

22. LOL! n/t

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:25 PM

25. I'd be happy if he just split. nt

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Response to Spazito (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:52 PM

32. When Bieber wins a seat in Parliament, we'll send our condolances.

Meanwhile, he's just a wealth brat. Like the Koch brothers.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #32)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:13 PM

37. Well, seeing as idiots were elected last election in Canada, neocon idiots...

you never know these days, lol.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #32)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:26 PM

62. I'll take Bieber over the Koch brother any day. nt

 

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Response to Spazito (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:09 PM

36. You can denounce your birth place but you can never deny it!

Sorry, I really like Canada and live only 25 miles from the St. Lawrence River. That's almost hollerin' distance.

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #36)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:16 PM

39. Yep, you can 'give it back', Conrad Black, the criminal, did...

now he wants it back again, lol.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:18 PM

40. OOOOH.....NO!

You can't give him up THAT easily.

I have nothing but affection for the Great White North, but that asshole is Canadian. Full stop.



















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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #40)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:20 PM

41. LOL, good thing I scrolled down...

was about to man the barricades!

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Response to Spazito (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:55 PM

44. As much as I can't stand Bieber, it would be better

if we had him and you could take Cruz back.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #44)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 06:20 PM

48. With Bieber, there's still a chance he will change his ways and grow up...

with Cruz, not a hope in hell.

No trade deal, lol.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #48)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 08:27 PM

53. Dammit!

How about if we give you Cruz (full refund, ), Schwarzenegger, AND, let's see, we'll throw Eminem in as well. We'll take Bieber and Ellen Page. Or better yet, just Ellen Page. Bonus, you get to keep Bieber. Deal? Yeah?

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #53)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 12:19 AM

55. Cruz AND Swartzy, are you crazy???

Deal breaker right there, we'll keep Beiber (had to google Ellen Page, I'm old, lol) and Page and even keep Celine Dion, you keep Cruz and Swartzy and we will give you Stephen Harper, free gratis even! I think it's fair for sure!

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 06:48 PM

50. I'm pretty certain based upon

 

Cruz and Cotton that US Senators don't understand US Law.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #50)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 12:22 AM

56. It appears they don't even know the basics of the US Constitution...

never mind any laws based on it, it is mind blowing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:09 PM

10. This is the same jeenyus who doesn't understand the core message of Green Eggs and Ham.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:25 PM

16. Good point, tanyev.

He's

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:22 PM

13. He's in the car, but no one's sitting in the driver's seat.

Seriously, don't these people have some fact-checker somewhere to make sure they don't continually make a total ass of themselves? Because, at this rate, even the teapartiers are going to start wondering if they took a hard right into Crayville.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:23 PM

24. This may be the point - to make himself look like a dumb-ass teabagger.

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Response to erronis (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:31 PM

26. Playing to the teabagger minority in Iowa and N.H., hoping to be Chosen, to be showered with Godly ad cash

by secret billionaires and millionaires and corporations both domestic and foreign.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:34 PM

27. As a "Cruz Stands up to DC" PR stunt, it was probably a smashing success to his brainless supporters

 

It's a classic example of Colbert's "Feeling at you vs talking to you"

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:58 PM

45. That's the thing with Republicans.

The people who are pro-Republican don't know any better and refuse to learn. So, no matter how much of an ass any Republican makes of themselves, their followers will still vote for them again....and threaten anyone who criticizes them on top of that. They don't know the difference like the rest of us. So, they just dig in their heels.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:26 PM

17. Is this guy stupid?

 

Never mind. .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:34 PM

18. Image from your link Don.

Look at his eyes, there is nothing there. He's in the dead zone. No heart, no soul, nothing pure hate to make the rest our lives a living hell.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 07:03 PM

51. Haa that dumb look says it all.

There's nothing There.
E M P T Y

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Response to misterhighwasted (Reply #51)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 07:05 PM

52. Yup....

Empty.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 02:25 AM

57. He looks like Pat Buchanan's love child.

If Pat Buchanan ever had one, Cruz would be it.
That is if Pat Buchanan ever mated with an elephant!
I mean, look at that nose on Cruz!
That thing looks like a trunk for sure.
He makes Jimmy Durante look average by comparison!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:48 PM

21. He doesn't care if it's true. All that matters is if those he's addressing don't know it's not.

That's standard operating procedure for the Republicans. Lie. When corrected on your lie, claim the party doing so is a lying liberal trying to stifle the truth. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Before long no one will bother even correcting you, and you've won.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:59 PM

46. That is exactly what they have been doing for ages now...

and getting away with it too.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #46)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 11:50 PM

54. Yeah, and they're winning. Again.

I realize that's not a popular sentiment, and I'm not trying to be reactionary. It's just we're still half stuck (or more) in wars in southwestern Asia, and the GOP are already currently in full propaganda mode for the war with Iran. If you think the past decade plus was bad, the period after we bomb Iran will make this look like the "good old days" older than myself people reminisce about.

I've been a bit dramatic recently I've been told. Which may well be true. However, some of the same people saying this to me are the very ones who told me I was wrong about Bush intending to invade Iran after 9/11. So take it all as you choose.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:50 PM

31. more hysteria before the horse -

and oh yea - Tehran is almost under the control of Iran!!!!

These guys are idiots but I know some people who will regurgitate these "talking points of idiocy" breathless and afraid - and I should be afraid too -

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:04 PM

34. MORON ALERT!! An especially MORANIC MORAN!!!

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:25 PM

43. I want to watch him write a bill and call a vote to repeal this

Nonexistent law. Should be fun.

Better yet, he should write a letter! Yeah!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 06:13 PM

47. Actually, he's not that far off.

The Common Core isn't law, no, but Race to the Top, which forced states to implement the Common Core in a competition for more federal dollars is. In some cases, only two people in a state signed the paperwork to implement the CCSS (as we in education call it), and it wasn't exactly voluntarily. Michigan, for example, jumped through all the hoops and implemented the CCSS only to not get an extra dime from the feds.

The federal government actually did play a role in creating the standards (mostly through funding, but they were at the table and behind the scenes pushing it on the states before the standards were even done being written), and it required states to adopt them in order to get RTTT funding. Just because they put things on their website doesn't mean they're telling the truth.

Madfloridian here and Diane Ravitch have good resources on what this fiasco actually is, who funded it, and who's behind it all.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 11:14 AM

59. Damn he's effective! He's already gotten it repealed!:P n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 01:03 PM

60. Conversely, Cruz has shown full throated support for

Not only the Mutant Registration Act, but also the measure granting emergency powers to Chancellor Palpatine. Both pieces of legislation have been decried as a massive government overreach and clear violation of civil liberties, however since the laws disproportionately affects minorities like mutants and non-humanoid sentient species, Cruz's normally libertarian constituency have remained conspicuously silent on the issue....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 08:31 AM

63. Well, there you go.

All Mr Cruz had to do was speak out, and the problem was solved immediately! This is the kind of decisive leadership we need in the White House!

Aw, darn. Bossy Monkey beat me to it.

-- Mal

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2015, 09:03 AM

64. They make a bumpersticker like this for nothin'..

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