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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:29 AM
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German Chancellor Merkel on Obama: "he is well-equipped -- physically, mentally and politically.""

http://uk.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUKL2304285220...

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is an admirer of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama -- even though she has not yet met him in person.

Asked at a news conference on Wednesday what she thought of Obama, Merkel responded: "I would say that he is well-equipped -- physically, mentally and politically."

...

Bush was famously caught on camera at a G8 meeting in 2006 giving Merkel a quick backrub and the chancellor was asked on Wednesday whether she expected more massages from Bush's successor -- whether it's McCain or Obama.

"That's not really up to me," she joked. "But I wouldn't resist.



:rofl:

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:30 AM
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1. Oy.
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:31 AM
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2. lol. "physically, mentally and politically"?
Oooh la la.

:blush:
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:32 AM
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5. She's hot for Obama.
Eat your heart out, George and John.
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GarbagemanLB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:31 AM
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3. what does 'physically equipped' mean?
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:49 AM
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Ummm....
;-) ;-) ;-)
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:49 AM
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13. Non-sexually, maybe she means he doesn't need to take a nap in the afternoon.
:shrug:
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Apollo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:52 AM
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17. Good Spin NYCGirl!
Because it couldn't be even possible that some white women (like Angela Merkel) actually believe some of the stories they heard about black men (like Barack Obama) being physically well-equipped ...

Good idea - go with the "nap" explanation! ;-)
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:38 PM
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32. Or maybe he doesn't have to get up and go pee 3 times a night....
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:42 PM
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39. And Obama works
on weekends! Yeah, baby :bounce:
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MarjorieG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:51 AM
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15. my first response...
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demokatgurrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:09 PM
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36. Well I know what I mean when I say it......n/t
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dsomuah Donating Member (262 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:15 PM
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37. I was about to ask the same question.
Equipped?

How the hell does she know what he is 'equipped' with?

**lmao**
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:40 PM
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38. Umm, she probably read on the internets that Obama is a large man
if you know what I mean. O8)
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:53 AM
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51. oh fercrissakes
knock it off
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:21 PM
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43. Maybe


I had a rear shot of Merkel changing from her bathing suit, but Photobucket censored it.
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RNdaSilva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:24 PM
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44. Freudian?
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:32 AM
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4. Dang!! I can't help it
its at the tip of my tongue... about to come out...oh God help meeee


:hide:


:rofl:
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:07 PM
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30. Me either!!!
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:35 AM
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6. OMG - after she included "physical" in how "well-equipped" he is.
:rofl:
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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:48 AM
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12. "When asked to respond to Chancellor Merkel's comment, Senator Obama smiled
and said, 'In the words of Paul Mooney: Brothas be packin'.'"
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austinboy Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:51 PM
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26. LMBAO!!
:rofl:
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Rocky2007 Donating Member (156 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:15 PM
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42. OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH!
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 10:21 PM by Rocky2007
Surely, I didn't just read what I think I read :freak:

Edit -- Sorry, that was to good to pass up :blush:
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Blondiegrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:15 AM
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46. ...
:spray:
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:27 AM
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49. That's too much. Ah, Paul Mooney is the man.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:37 AM
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Bwaahhh!!! I wonder if she realized how that sounds....n/t.
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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:37 AM
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7. Thanks for the laugh!!!
I can only hope that it's a language or "lost in translation" thing. Well equipped physically.... OK I am laughing again :rofl: That ANgela, more than meets the eye....
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:38 AM
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8. She wants some Obama...
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:39 AM
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9. WOW JUST WOW LMAO at 'well-equipped'
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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:43 AM
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10. So we can translate that as
"I'd totally hit that" from world leader-speak?
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:30 AM
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50. Jawohl
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:45 AM
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11. I wouldn't resist either. And I suspect...
...neither would most women. :)
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Apollo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:50 AM
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14. Apparently, Germans also have that same stereotype about black men ...
But I am a little suprised that Angela Merkel decided to share her thoughts on this issue with the media! ;-)
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jakem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:51 AM
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16. hmm...
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:43 PM
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41. "It's TWRUUUE!"
:rofl:
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:57 AM
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18. I think she probably meant health-wise (and thinking of McCain's age, etc.)
but a slightly unfortunate way of putting it, especially given the Bush back-rub incident!
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Median Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:03 PM
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20. Yikes - Perhaps In German It Means Something Innocuous
I think the translator was probably having some fun.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:47 PM
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25. I believe that during Carter's presidency
he visited Poland and said something in English to the effect that "I desire an understanding with the Poles" but the translator turned it into a Polish sentence which meant "I desire the Poles carnally"!
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:59 AM
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19. C'mon, people, get your minds out of the gutter.
Merkel would never suggest anything untoward about Obama.





















































Would she?
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:04 PM
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21. Someone with more skills than I really should photoshop Chancellor Merkel as Obama Girl
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:04 PM
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22. OMG...he wows thems so they wanna fuck him too.....we got a rock star politician
He has Groupies forming...the Bimbos are crashing the hotels....OMG
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:08 PM
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23. We Know Which One She'd Rather Have Rub Her Back, Yes
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windbreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:44 PM
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24. Is there another way to interpret this comment?
I think not...but..perhaps that's cause my mind automatically goes there when I hear someone say such things?? I gotta say though...I AM more than a little surprised by her comment, did she forget herself???LOL..wb
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:09 PM
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31. She could've left out any NOTION of "physical" in German & still made the point. But It's a plus for
...our guy :)
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:21 AM
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57. Maybe someone could dig up the original German? n/t
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elf Donating Member (805 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:57 PM
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27. LOST IN TRANSLATION
:toast:
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crankychatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:00 PM
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28. "It's TWUE, it's TWUE!!!" M.K. nt
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:43 PM
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33. How about another schnitzengruben?
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Jack from Charlotte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:47 PM
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35. LOL. That's what I thought of too. (NFM)
*
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:07 PM
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29. K, air-body.......bring your mind back....come on....you can hold on
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:44 PM
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34. well equipped mentally,
he certainly is and is not like the GOP candidate.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:42 PM
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40. "Also he didn't physically assult me."
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woolldog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:30 AM
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45. Oh my.
:blush:

What an unfortunate turn of phrase.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:12 AM
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47. She's right...

Just wait till she actually gets to meet him!

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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:24 AM
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48. could this story have a
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 03:26 AM by Gabi Hayes
''happy ending?''

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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:58 AM
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52. I can't wait to see what the corporate propaganda machine does with this.
Should be interesting.
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:22 AM
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53. Um... don't want to spoil the fluffy mood,
but I bet everyone five hunnert bucks that Merkel spoke in German, and there simply is no such double entendre in my native tongue. She probably said, "Er ist gut gerstet (he's very fit), physically, mentally and politically."

...Which could also be interpreted as a subtle swipe at the mentally and politically unfit W. Bush or the totally out of shape in every respect McCain.

Given our corpmedia, I wouldn't even presume Merkel said anything resembling the exact phrase quoted in the article.

But carry on. Obama is the sexiest politician alive, ja?
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:42 AM
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54. Ah c'mon, read it again Kaleko...


I don't know German, but I could of sworn the intepretation comes out to read:

"Damn, I'd like to jump his bones"

Come on, the least you could do is fib to us!


........
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:56 AM
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55. ... Okay, the dowdy German Chancellor wants to go on record
here, folks: she needs some black ass to SQUEEZE, and she needs it now, like, TODAY, right under that Victory Pillar!!

What the heck, no, the WHOLE of Germany is ready for your magnificent Schniedelwutz, Mr. Oh'Bama, oh ja, ja, dankeschn und auf ein baldiges Wiedersehn!




:* :* :* :* :* :* :* :*
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:08 AM
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56. Careful there, Angela. I've heard that Michelle's karate chops are really lethal n/t
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