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Mark E. Smith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:51 AM
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WH: bin Laden Capture "A Success That Hasn't Occured Yet"
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 11:22 AM by Mark E. Smith
TPM Muckraker.com
December 29, 2006

Five years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden is still at large -- but
that's not a failure of White House policy, says Frances Fragos Townsend. As
she explained to CNN's White House correspondent Ed Henry last night:

Henry: You know, going back to September 2001, the
president said, dead or alive, we're going to get him. Still
don't have him. I know you are saying there's successes in the
war on terror, and there have been. That's a failure.

Townsend: Well, I'm not sure -- it's a success that hasn't
occured yet. I don't know that I view that as a failure.

http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/002250.php

Now there's a new and exciting definition of success. I'm an American League
batting champion, you know. Just hasn't occured yet.

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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:52 AM
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1. That's Bushit
n/t
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:57 AM
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2. It's a Failure that has occurred
every day for the last five years.
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dave_p Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:58 AM
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3. Awesome!
All our successes are there, they just haven't happened yet. Maybe these a-holes will eventually be raptured after all into some imaginary parallel universe where they won't impinge on intelligent life.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:20 PM
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23. That's a worthwhile wish for 2007 for those assholes. And Welcome to DU!
Glad you're here!
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pokercat999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:05 PM
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34. I beat Tiger Woods in the Masters by a record setting
40 strokes with 6, count em 6 holes in one.....just hasn't happened yet. But it will oh yes indeedy it will. Just like their success in capturing Bin L....in their dreams.

Unbelievable just unbelievable!!!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 05:11 PM
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47. Hey, maybe the bushits have
osama on ice just waiting for the right time to thaw him out. It wouldn't be now with Ford in the Rotunda and sadam freshly hanged.

OTH, maybe they're just blowin' smoke outta their collective ass.
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Mark E. Smith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:57 PM
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50. I doubt it.
They'd have dragged him out for public display a long time ago. They'd
probably parade him through the streets of Washington DC given the
chance.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:02 AM
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4. Orwell is probably jealous..
"Failure is success" was just too insane to even be considered for his work of fiction, yet in Bush-reality it's the norm. How could he have known?
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:05 AM
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5. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now THAT is real typical bu$h logic! :rofl:
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:05 AM
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6. How far has the bar been lowered by now?
I'm thinkin' probably somewhere down near the Earth's core or something.
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Tin Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:20 AM
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12. lol - good one!
...it's funny because it's true. I guess one day, Osama will keel-over from old age - and BushCo will claim they've won a huge victory in the GWOT.
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Tin Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:11 AM
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7. Whee! I'm king of the world!
...it's only a matter of time - I just know it.
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kamtsa Donating Member (226 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:12 AM
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8. Brilliant!
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Tin Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:16 AM
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9. FWIW, here's a pic of Homeland Security Advisor FrancesTownsend


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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:22 AM
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14. Separated at birth?


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Mark E. Smith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:39 AM
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16. Perhaps even more frightening ..

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Tin Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:44 AM
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17. lmao!
:rofl:
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:04 PM
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36. That needs a spew alert
Okay, are you going to come over here and clean my keyboard? :rofl:
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Mark E. Smith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 09:59 AM
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44. Sorry.

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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:22 PM
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24. Oopsie! I see michael chertoff isn't the only one with a receding hairline!
:D

You suppose THAT is a "success" that hasn't happened yet?

:rofl:
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:17 AM
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10. That's why I still have my day job
My writing career is a success that hasn't happened yet. I feel so much better now.
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:18 AM
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11. Bush is a successful and great president. It just hasn't happened yet! n/t
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:21 AM
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13. I would call that a failure
I'd also go as far as to say that Afghanistan has become yet another failure.
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:23 AM
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15. Bush's entire life is a "success" that hasn't occurred yet!!! nt
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Monomorphic Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:53 AM
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18. Yes I saw that on CNN too...
i laughed for a good 15 minutes. Blah ha ha
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:56 AM
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19. the filth that comes out of a Repigs mouth should not surprise anyone
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Strelnikov_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:57 AM
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20. "Well, Loindelrio, Why Don't You Have The TPS Reports Completed"
"Well, it's a success that hasn't occured yet."

Love it.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:03 PM
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21. As stupid as "unrealized potential" --nt
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:17 PM
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22. and "A Stranger's Just A Friend You Haven't Met"
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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:25 PM
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25. And I'm an Academy Award winning actor.
...and a Nobel laureate in physics, but it hasn't happened yet.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:32 PM
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26. Bush in his majestic greatness has even conquered time travel
and has already been to the future where he has captured Bin Laden. Other examples of Bush's divinity as a being from beyond this world who has special powers that allow him to move backward and forward through time:


I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.
~ George W. Bush

I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for my predecessors as well.
~ George W. Bush
Washington, D.C., 2001-01-29

One year ago today, the time for excuse-making has come to an end.
~ George W. Bush
Source: Federal News Service, Remarks by President George W. Bush on Anniversary of No Child Left Behind Act, Washington, D.C., 2003-01-08

Todays struggle against terrorism will require the sacrifice of our forefathers, but it is a sacrifice I can promise you well make. Its a sacrifice for the good of America, for the good of France, for the good of freedom around the world.
~ George W. Bush
at Ste Mre Eglise, near Utah beach.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:48 PM
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27. I just watched "The Smartest Guys in the Room" last weekend
and this sounds like Skillings mark-tomarket accounting. She is already counting it as a success.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:51 PM
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28. Beyond parody, beyond satire, and way the hell beyond reality
:puke:
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flamin lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:26 PM
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29. Orwell would be proud.
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 01:26 PM by flamin lib
President Bush said that the war in Iraq was succeeding more slowly than I expected. It succeeded in killing another 100 soldiers this month while he met with advisors in Crawford. Funny, that. Three and a half years into the occupation, the ISG report and George suddenly asks for advice. Where the hell were those advisors the last three years? Ah! Not advising him to do what he will do anyway. Never mind . . .

Ms. Frances Fragos Townsend, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, has taken success in the war on terror to new heights. In an interview on CNN Dec. 28 with White House correspondent Ed Henry the following exchange was had:

Ed Henry: You know, going back to September 2001, the president said, dead or alive, we're going to get him. Still dont have him. I know you are saying there's successes in the war on terror, and there have been. That's a failure.

Townsend: Well, I'm not sure -- it's a success that hasn't occurred yet. I don't know that I view that as a failure.

Paraphrasing Douglas Adams in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Thats a definition of <success> that I have not been previously made aware of, (Ford Prefect had just told Arthur Dent they were in the hold of a Vogon Destructor Ship and were perfectly <safe> ) or perhaps this is an example of George Orwells Newspeak: War is Peace, Truth is Lie, and Failure is Success.

Sometimes the absurdity of it all just makes me weep.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:00 PM
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30. Hey, That Means It's Only A Matter of Time Until I Win a Nobel Prize!!!!
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 02:03 PM by Beetwasher
I mean, it's just a success that hasn't occurred yet, right? Cool!! Then I'll get to work on my Oscar!
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:40 PM
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31. So's my multi-million dollar winning lottery ticket!!!
:bounce: :bounce:
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:55 PM
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32. Bush is a "moran" surrounded by idiots! nt
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 03:00 PM by VegasWolf
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:01 PM
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33. And repukes will be dumb enough to celebrate.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:07 PM
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35. OMG! It just hit me. They probably told that to the pretzledunce
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 03:08 PM by superconnected
and he believed them.

Sorta like them telling him pluto got destroyed by a deathstar, instead of trying to explain why it's no longer deemed as a planet, in that joke that refects the truth
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smb Donating Member (761 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:42 PM
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37. My Lottery Win Is A Success That Hasn't Occurred Yet
Unfortunately, those America-hating liberal secular progressives refuse to accept this in lieu of cash right now. :eyes:

Geez, are Bush flacks born stupid, or do they go to a special stupid class? :crazy:
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:00 PM
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38. just when you think things can't get any more Orwelian...
...Good god.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:07 PM
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39. What's YOUR success that hasn't occured yet?
For me, it's losing 20 lbs and writing a #1 bestseller!
And I haven't even started going to the gym, or begun writing a book. But I feel successful already!
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:30 PM
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40. Stupid people should never be put in charge of
anything that has to do with politics! I ask you, when was the last time we had such stupid little people running our government?
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4nic8em Donating Member (382 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:40 PM
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41. Maybe all
this bullshit is one of those "unknown knowns" or "known unknowns". Take your pick.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:15 PM
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42. Ok now I get it
This administration's goal is to stimulate the economy via the comedy industry...in fact they're doing all the comedy writing for free.

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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:22 PM
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43. Sky Chimp and the World of Tomorrow
There are no failures when one lives in tomorrow land. In tomorrow land, success is always just around the corner.
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tomg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:19 PM
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45. Well, there are two ways we can look at this
It's either:

A) one more example of America's "can do" spirit, the kind that got us through the Depression and World War II, put a man on the moon and built the interstate highway system

Or

B) complete psychosis.

I'm going with B.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:27 PM
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46. It's like Enron booking future contract profits now
Same twisted logic.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 10:56 AM
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48. And Bush is winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Just hasn't occurred yet.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 10:58 AM
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49. And Bush's approval ratings are at all-time highs. Just hasn't occurred yet.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:10 PM
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51. Bush breaks up CIA group searching for OBL 5 months ago, duh!
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ckramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:28 PM
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52. my 13'' long finger is "A Success That Hasn't Occured Yet"
LOL
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