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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:38 PM

Rick Perry Jabs Wendy Davis For Being A Teen Mom: Too Bad 'She Hasn't Learned From Her Own Example'

Source: Huffington Post

While many have called Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) a hero for standing on her feet for 11 hours to filibuster an anti-abortion bill, Gov. Rick Perry (R) couldn't resist taking a jab at her for having been a teenage mother.

"Even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate," Perry said Thursday in a speech to the National Right to Life Convention. "It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters."

Davis was raised by a single mother, and she became a single mother herself at 19. She went on to graduate from Harvard Law School and was elected to the Texas state Senate in 2008.

On Tuesday, Davis captured the attention of the world when she stood on her feet for 11 hours without a bathroom break and filibustered S.B. 5, a bill that opponents say would dramatically reduce access to abortion in the state. Republicans shut down Davis' filibuster about an hour and half before the midnight end to the legislature's special session on Tuesday, alleging that she broke the rules by speaking off-topic about a mandatory ultrasound bill. But Democrats were able to stall the vote by quabbling with Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst (R) about procedural issues, and the crowd of protesters in the state capitol drowned out the final vote by shouting at the top of their lungs.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/rick-perry-wendy-davis_n_3510844.html



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Reply Rick Perry Jabs Wendy Davis For Being A Teen Mom: Too Bad 'She Hasn't Learned From Her Own Example' (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jun 2013 OP
Tx4obama Jun 2013 #1
mountain grammy Jun 2013 #11
Island Blue Jun 2013 #48
reusrename Jun 2013 #54
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2013 #17
kentauros Jun 2013 #22
MrMickeysMom Jun 2013 #28
kentauros Jun 2013 #32
freshwest Jun 2013 #19
zonkers Jun 2013 #24
Lint Head Jun 2013 #2
Coyotl Jun 2013 #3
TinkerTot55 Jun 2013 #4
Punkingal Jun 2013 #5
Wait Wut Jun 2013 #6
MrMickeysMom Jun 2013 #29
HockeyMom Jun 2013 #45
still_one Jun 2013 #7
Triana Jun 2013 #8
hobbit709 Jun 2013 #9
ancianita Jun 2013 #35
ancianita Jun 2013 #36
warrprayer Jun 2013 #10
secondwind Jun 2013 #12
Tx4obama Jun 2013 #25
Iliyah Jun 2013 #26
richmwill Jun 2013 #31
AndyA Jun 2013 #13
Gothmog Jun 2013 #38
Gothmog Jun 2013 #41
abbeyco Jun 2013 #14
City Lights Jun 2013 #15
TexasTowelie Jun 2013 #50
TRoN33 Jun 2013 #16
Shrike47 Jun 2013 #18
Gothmog Jun 2013 #20
Gothmog Jun 2013 #21
BrotherIvan Jun 2013 #53
Iliyah Jun 2013 #23
Brigid Jun 2013 #27
blackspade Jun 2013 #30
Ilsa Jun 2013 #33
ancianita Jun 2013 #37
kentauros Jun 2013 #40
jwirr Jun 2013 #34
felix_numinous Jun 2013 #39
Gothmog Jun 2013 #42
madrchsod Jun 2013 #43
Brigid Jun 2013 #44
Thor_MN Jun 2013 #46
Ilsa Jun 2013 #47
Thor_MN Jun 2013 #49
winter is coming Jun 2013 #51
CBHagman Jun 2013 #52
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:40 PM

1. Texas Senator Wendy Davis responds to Rick Perry


Update 12:06 p.m.:

State Senator Wendy Davis released the following response on Perry's remarks:

Rick Perry's statement is without dignity and tarnishes the high office he holds. They are small words that reflect a dark and negative point of view.

Our governor should reflect our Texas values. Sadly, Gov. Perry fails that test.


http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/13708/rick-perry-attacks-and-insults-wendy-davis

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:58 PM

11. Rick Perry isn't good enough to lick this woman's boots. She's all class, he's the same old hack.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:41 PM

48. You mean, lick this woman's running shoes.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:39 AM

54. He's a "creepy ass cracker."

 

No doubt about it.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:35 PM

17. excellent response, Honorable Senator!

Whew, perry exemplifies CONservatism.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:08 PM

22. He also exemplifies the total lack of understanding regarding the definition of

Pro-Choice. People like him think it means "pro-abortion" and thus he calls her a hypocrite. He and his ilk refuse to accept that it's about choice, as in at least two possible outcomes, and abortion being only one possible outcome.

Until they accept that definition, they'll keep making asses of themselves in poor attempts of hypocrite-finger-pointing.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:56 PM

28. True that, and add this...

Perry missed the point (he could have learned a lot during the filibuster) that when you have laws like this, women will be left with far less safe alternatives resulting in more abortions, and worse yet- unsafe abortions.

"Oops..."

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #28)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:21 PM

32. My guess when they reiterate that the bill is for "women's health"

that they know it means exactly the opposite. That they're betting on their truly ignorant constituents to think they mean it is for women's health, too. Typical GOP whitewashing propaganda tactics.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:49 PM

19. +1,000. But we can always count on the GOP to go the low road.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:25 PM

24. Perry just made Texas a blue state.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:40 PM

2. Rick Perry can kiss my ass! He is a dumb fuck of a joke. Go back to the caves you backward prick.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:43 PM

3. TimeStampGate - Felonious Conspiracy by Texas Republicans was led by Texas Lt. Gov. Dewhurst

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:44 PM

4. DEAR GOVERNOR GOODHAIR:

It's NOT about mandating or legislating what people must do about their pregnancy, it's about making sure they have CHOICES.
Safe choices, but choices nonetheless.

And she CHOSE to have that baby. But she had a choice.
And it's none of your damn business.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:45 PM

5. What an A_HOLE Perry is.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:45 PM

6. As a former teen mom...

...go fuck yourself, Perry.

I never chose abortion. Get that? 'Chose'. I have known women that have made similar 'choices' and others that have made different 'choices'.

Buy a fucking dictionary, you tool.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:58 PM

29. Good comment...

He is a tool.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:03 PM

45. Pro-Choice Mothers are Contemptible to them

It doesn't matter if the woman is in her teens and unmarried, or in her 40s and married. Give birth? Then you should want to FORCE others to do the same as you.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:49 PM

7. The Democratic party should use this low life rick perry's comments in an ad. As I see they are

insuring they lose the women vote

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:56 PM

8. I call him (P)rick Perry for a reason. n/t

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:57 PM

9. JuanitaJean was not kind to him, neither were the comments on her site

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:26 PM

35. Delightful! More from Juanita Jean's salon in the future!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:57 PM

10. what a compleate asshole Perry is n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:01 PM

12. can't wait to hear if Palin steps into the fray, with this one!!!!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:40 PM

25. It's a shame but Palin probably won't come out and knock Perry for bashing 'teen mothers'


.. Bristol was a 'teen' and not even married when she had Tripp.

BUT Perry and Palin are good buddies so I think we won't hear a peep out of her.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:46 PM

26. And Palin said she gave Bristol a choice

but these assholes don't want others to make their own decisions.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:11 PM

31. Not a chance of her knocking Perry...

Sarah's good buddy Ann Coulter called someone a "retard" and Palin didn't care, found it no big deal.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:03 PM

13. I guess Rick Perry's past is as sterile as can be...right?

No scandals or corruption involving Rick Perry...throw the first stone, Rick, because someone out there knows more about you than you'd like for them to know, and your actions aren't making a lot of friends.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:32 PM

38. Glenn Maxey knows some male prostitutes who claim that Goodhair was their regular client

http://juanitajean.com/2012/01/01/its-out-2/

I know a lot of you have waited patiently, so you’ll be glad to know that Glen Maxey’s book about Rick Perry is out and you can buy it on paper.

Your favorite hairdresser/unblogger/eyeliner maven wrote the Glen Maxey cover story for the current edition of OutSmart, which is kinda odd considering that I am neither. You can read about it here. Or, better yet, click here to see how it looks in real life.

The cover looks adorable and you’ll be happy to know that Glen went out and bought a Brokeback Mountain jacket just for the photoshoot. After all, if Rick Perry did his anti-gay ad wearing one, the least Glen could do is remind people that Rick Perry likes to dress like a gay cowboy.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #38)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:41 PM

41. Here is some more on the Goodhair being gay story

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/11639/

First up, an exhaustive post on Gawker, All Your Rick Perry Gay Sex Rumors Collected in one Handy Book:

According to Maxey-who, while obviously a partisan, is as far as I can tell not a crank and served 12 years in the state legislature-he located two men who claimed to have had sex with Perry. One was a male prostitute who told associates that Perry had hired him three or four times a year for hotel parties with Perry and an aide. The other was a man who responded to a Craigslist ad allegedly posted by Perry. Along the way, there are dozens of other more tenuous second-hand reports, including one man linked to Perry who pointedly refused to deny the accusations.


That story is a GREAT read, and the comments are even better. Gawker really digs in to the book, and it's fair to say that their regular reader community is tailor-made for these kinds of exposes. The Gawker story had sufficient comments and page views that their post might help give this story legs into the national media.


It may be time to revive this story given Goodhair's comments about Senator Davis


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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:05 PM

14. Fuck rick perry

He's a total dooshbag who isn't fit to share the same airspace as Wendy Davis.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:20 PM

15. What a fucking douchebag.

Go fuck yourself, Little Ricky!

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Response to City Lights (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:01 PM

50. I resent your insult to douchebag

they serve a useful purpose, Rick Perry doesn't!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:41 PM

18. I sure wish some girl would show up with a baby fathered by Perry in their teens.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:54 PM

20. Juanita Jean is irked at Goodhair about these comments

http://juanitajean.com/2013/06/27/walleyed-snot-nosed-hissy-fit-2/

Rick Perry is a pig. A pig with a snake wrapped around it. He Governor Crap in my book.

Today he attacked Wendy Davis personally. Yeah, the big tough Texan kneecapped a woman. Not her ideas. Not what she does politically. He attacked her and her child.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:56 PM

21. Cecile Richards has a good response to Goodhair's stupidity

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/rick-perry-wendy-davis_n_3510844.html?1372350684&utm_hp_ref=politics

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and a native Texan whose mother, Ann Richards, served as governor, responded in a statement to HuffPost.

“Rick Perry’s remarks are incredibly condescending and insulting to women," Richards said. "This is exactly why the vast majority of Texans believe that politicians shouldn’t be involved in a woman’s personal health care decisions. Women are perfectly capable of deciding whether to choose adoption, end a pregnancy, or raise a child, and they don’t need Rick Perry’s help making that decision. What the world saw in Texas this week was democracy in action. The people had a voice this week, and we’ll make sure they have a voice in the weeks ahead."

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #21)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:16 AM

53. Another excellent response!

Fuck that guy. Smearing a woman who "pulled herself up by her bootstraps" and graduated from Harvard Law School and became a State Senator while caring for a child? Could he do that? I love her even more now. Big brass ovaries and comfortable shoes.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:21 PM

23. LOL, Gov Goodhair

The rate Texas is going there will be plenty of single teenage moms with absolutely no help from Texas as far as SNAP, Medical, and family assistance. The churches will be overwhelmed, and the selfish well to do's won't give a shit.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:50 PM

27. Fuck you, Perry.

You're one of the biggest reasons I wouldn't set foot in TX. And this is coming from somebody who lives in IN

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:11 PM

30. Fuck you Rick Perry.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:23 PM

33. Au Contraire, Gov. Dumbass!

I think her life experiences make Sen. Wendy Davis one of the best people to speak to the issue of crisis pregnancy.

The governor needs to thin his mane out. It's interfering with his brain function.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #33)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:31 PM

37. Absolutely true. Her experience makes her more of an expert than any man in the TX statehouse.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #33)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:40 PM

40. What brain?

Just a little levity here, but his brainlessness reminds me of a Rocky & Bullwinkle mashup, and the effects of Boris Badenov's latest weapon that lowers people's IQ. I think the message applies perfectly to pRick Parry:


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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:25 PM

34. As another teen mother I can tell you that she has. We do not want any other young woman trapped

in a world without any choices.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:36 PM

39. Rick Perry, appealing to the self righteous

gossipy nosey hypocritical 'wing' of the Republican Party, so they can hold their noses in the air and feel superior.

Shame is one of their tools, but they would never stand up under their own standards, so they obsess and project it onto others. Perry on the couch

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:42 PM

42. Is it time to revive the story about Goodhair and the gay prostitutes?

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/11639/

First up, an exhaustive post on Gawker, All Your Rick Perry Gay Sex Rumors Collected in one Handy Book:

According to Maxey-who, while obviously a partisan, is as far as I can tell not a crank and served 12 years in the state legislature-he located two men who claimed to have had sex with Perry. One was a male prostitute who told associates that Perry had hired him three or four times a year for hotel parties with Perry and an aide. The other was a man who responded to a Craigslist ad allegedly posted by Perry. Along the way, there are dozens of other more tenuous second-hand reports, including one man linked to Perry who pointedly refused to deny the accusations.


That story is a GREAT read, and the comments are even better. Gawker really digs in to the book, and it's fair to say that their regular reader community is tailor-made for these kinds of exposes. The Gawker story had sufficient comments and page views that their post might help give this story legs into the national media.


It may be time to revive this story given Goodhair's comments about Senator Davis

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:43 PM

43. geez what a dick.....

we used to smack kids like him in grade school....

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #43)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 06:55 PM

44. We have our winner!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:19 PM

46. "that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters."

 

This how many hours after he approved the 500th execution in Texas?

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #46)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:42 PM

47. Or shut down extra funding for food

assistance, SNAP, keeping college affordable, etc. Apparently giving a person a chance stops at the end of the birth canal.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #47)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:54 PM

49. Yup, take your first breath and it's time to start pulling those bootstraps.

 

Your out on and on your own kid, it's a tough world out there, don't take any wooden nickles.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:18 PM

51. I'd love to know if Perry feels he's reached his full potential.

'Cause if this the best he can be, that's pretty damned sad. And if it's not, perhaps a lot of silent inward contemplation would be in order.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:33 PM

52. Would this be the governor of the state with the highest percentage of uninsured?

Why, yes, it would be.

[url]http://www.gallup.com/poll/161153/texas-uninsured-rate-moves-further-away-states.aspx[/url]

For the fifth straight year, Texas has the highest uninsured rate in the country -- the 28.8% of adult Texans lacking healthcare coverage in 2012 is the highest for any state since Gallup and Healthways started tracking insurance coverage in January 2008. This widens the gap between Texas and the state with the second-highest uninsured rate in the country, Louisiana (24.0%), to 4.8 percentage points -- the largest number separating these two spots on record. Massachusetts continues to have the lowest uninsured rate in the U.S., at 4.5%.

Way to focus on women's health there, buckeroo.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 04:12 PM

55. I say Gov. Perry gets to judge Sen. Davis

When he gets pregnant.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 04:52 PM

56. Just when I think that this jerk couldn't prove himself to be a bigger assclown

he opens his mouth and proves me wrong.

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