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Tue Jan 2, 2018, 03:55 PM

Michele Bachmann eyeing run for Franken's Senate seat

Source: CNN

Bachmann, who was a member of Congress representing Minnesota until 2015, told "The Jim Bakker Show" that she's mulling over whether she should run. Franken announced he would leave the Senate following accusations that he had groped several women, and his final day as a senator is Tuesday.

"I've had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat," Bachmann said. "The only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate," she said, later adding, "The question is should it be me? Should it be now? But there's also a price you pay. And the price is bigger than ever because the swamp is so toxic."

"We're trying to be wise," Bachmann continued, suggesting that Franken was dropped by Democrats because the party wants to be able to hurl false accusations against Republicans in coming elections.

"I'm not saying that he didn't do some bad boy things. I think he did. But he didn't do what Harvey Weinstein did. ... But the Democrat party, they even admit they threw Al Franken under the bus because they wanted to look pure," she said.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/02/politics/michele-bachmann-franken-senate-seat/index.html



So, there you have it. Let's hope the people in Minnesota vote for the Dem appointee instead of Bachmann.

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Reply Michele Bachmann eyeing run for Franken's Senate seat (Original post)
PatrickforO Jan 2018 OP
spiderpig Jan 2018 #1
Yavin4 Jan 2018 #9
volstork Jan 2018 #23
LenaBaby61 Jan 2018 #29
rurallib Jan 2018 #42
LenaBaby61 Jan 2018 #48
rurallib Jan 2018 #50
Old Vet Jan 2018 #31
rtracey Jan 2018 #11
dembotoz Jan 2018 #2
PatrickforO Jan 2018 #3
PatSeg Jan 2018 #4
Still Blue in PDX Jan 2018 #36
getagrip_already Jan 2018 #5
Maggiemayhem Jan 2018 #41
turbinetree Jan 2018 #6
MuseRider Jan 2018 #44
Submariner Jan 2018 #7
leftieNanner Jan 2018 #18
VWolf Jan 2018 #60
onetexan Jan 2018 #8
rtracey Jan 2018 #10
Marie Marie Jan 2018 #40
Gothmog Jan 2018 #12
SansACause Jan 2018 #13
doc03 Jan 2018 #14
PatrickforO Jan 2018 #16
GatoGordo Jan 2018 #15
BlueStater Jan 2018 #17
rzemanfl Jan 2018 #19
LakeArenal Jan 2018 #21
IronLionZion Jan 2018 #26
Wwcd Jan 2018 #28
eissa Jan 2018 #32
yurbud Jan 2018 #56
packman Jan 2018 #20
jpak Jan 2018 #22
SeaDoo77 Jan 2018 #24
Norbert Jan 2018 #25
bucolic_frolic Jan 2018 #27
marble falls Jan 2018 #30
eissa Jan 2018 #33
marble falls Jan 2018 #34
LenaBaby61 Jan 2018 #35
LanternWaste Jan 2018 #61
keithbvadu2 Jan 2018 #37
avebury Jan 2018 #38
PatrickforO Jan 2018 #43
zeusdogmom Jan 2018 #39
dflprincess Jan 2018 #52
SkatmanRoth Jan 2018 #45
Honeycombe8 Jan 2018 #46
MosheFeingold Jan 2018 #47
Lulu KC Jan 2018 #49
Nac Mac Feegle Jan 2018 #51
Judi Lynn Jan 2018 #53
krispos42 Jan 2018 #54
scarletwoman Jan 2018 #55
Orange Free State Jan 2018 #57
mwooldri Jan 2018 #58
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Toorich Jan 2018 #62

Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:00 PM

1. You have got to be kidding me.

On the other hand - bring it, Crazy Eyes. The Democrats could run a tree stump and win.,

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Response to spiderpig (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:12 PM

9. Do not be so sure.

Never underestimate any Republican candidate. Never.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:39 PM

23. Yep You-know-who

taught us that...

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 05:00 PM

29. Never underestimate any Republican candidate. Never.

Especially when thuglicans control almost every aspect of the vote all across this country, from collecting votes to uh "counting" them. Who the hell trusts tReasonous tRump, beauguard, the DHS, the GOP and sleazy, law-breaking Kris Kobach? Who'd have thought what would happen in PA., WI., MI., would happen as far as Dem voter-purging and Dem missing-votes etc. was concerned?

And, who knows what role the ruskies will have in our 2018 and 2020 elections (That's if we have a GE in 2020).

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Response to LenaBaby61 (Reply #29)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 06:35 PM

42. don't forget that they also control most of the media

and their Russian vanguard is still on the job

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Response to rurallib (Reply #42)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 08:05 PM

48. "Don't forget that they also control most of the media ...

and their Russian vanguard is still on the job."

Yep, I hear you. Friends who continue to tell me that 2018 will be a blue wave seem to forget that "they" run everything. Then they say that if enough of us get out to vote, that they can't possibly deal with our overwhelming numbers. I tell them hey, all thuglicans have to do is find a way to make most of those overwhelming voters votes "GO MISSING," adjust for cheating windage. They also tell me that I'm being too negative. Positivity is a great to have, but little has changed since 2016's GE (GOP-lead voter-suppression efforts, voter ID expansion, gerrymandering) across the country has it? NOPE. Very little, and 2018 is HERE, and this fall's mid-term elections months away.

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Response to LenaBaby61 (Reply #48)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 09:23 PM

50. wish I could rec your post

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 05:01 PM

31. Never again Yavin4, You are correct...................

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Response to spiderpig (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:16 PM

11. ugggg

 

How many fucking republicans are in office now?.... never under estimate the bullshit of a right winged cretin.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:00 PM

2. Bachmann or bakker.. question..which piece of shit attracts more flies????

Scientific inquiry here

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:04 PM

3. I'd say Bakker, just at first blush.

He's all set to usher in the apocalypse.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:06 PM

4. God help the people of Minnesota

They didn't vote for Franken to leave the Senate.

And its pretty sad when even a dingbat like Bachmann knows that the attacks on Franken were bogus.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 05:15 PM

36. What you said! nt

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:07 PM

5. I'm pretty sre...

God (if there is one) wouldn't talk to Michelle Bachman. Yell at her maybe, but not talk.

If she is waiting for God to tell her to run, she better not be hanging around open fields in a thunderstorm.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 06:35 PM

41. Pretty sure a supreme being would smite the likes of her

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:10 PM

6. From the window of an ass and speaking in ass tongues, we have this

""We're trying to be wise," Bachmann continued, suggesting that Franken was dropped by Democrats because the party wants to be able to hurl false accusations against Republicans in coming elections. "

"I'm not saying that he didn't do some bad boy things. I think he did. But he didn't do what Harvey Weinstein did. ... But the Democrat party, they even admit they threw Al Franken under the bus because they wanted to look pure," she said."



Earth to Bachmann........................your fucking leader is a sexual predator, what do you have to say about that fact?
Your former wanna be senator from Alabama "Moore" was a accused pedophile and your saying "We're trying to be Wise"....................here try on this ........

Yep, the tin foil hat is still on, she has no understanding of principles, none, zilch, nada.....................

Yepper, and now, let's go back to this moment Bachmann


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-shuster/new-details-in-fbi-crimin_b_3381810.html



Go back to Iowa.........................


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Response to turbinetree (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 06:58 PM

44. "some bad boy things"??

Oh why can't some people grow the fuck up? We just cannot suffer this fool and her idiot husband again.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:11 PM

7. Ahhhh.......Brings back warm memories of the good ole days

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Response to Submariner (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:29 PM

18. LOL

Glad I didn't have any covfefe in my mouth! That picture of Michelle and the "corn dog"! OMG So Presidential!

Thanks for the laugh.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:30 AM

60. Don't forget "jackpotfishypoopypants"

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:11 PM

8. EWW

EWWWWWWW..........

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:15 PM

10. hmmm

 

I thought she was going to jail?, plus, I am not counting out Frankin not to clear his name and run again.

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Response to rtracey (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 05:55 PM

40. Yes. I thought she was in legal trouble while she was a Rep.

I always wondered whatever happened to these allegations. On never mind - she is a Republican.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:17 PM

12. She is the perfect candidate for Bannon to support

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:20 PM

13. She might win.

In some ways, that would be a just desert for the railroading of Franken.

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Response to SansACause (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:23 PM

14. Hate saying it but I agree nt

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Response to SansACause (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:25 PM

16. Aargh!

I'm mad at Gillibrand, for sure, but the privilege of saying 'I told you so!' to her after Bachmann takes the seat very much pales in comparison to what we the people will lose by giving up a Franken for a Bachmann.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:24 PM

15. Best news of the day

 

She is despised here in Minnesota. Very polarizing. Sarah Palin light... An easy win for any Democrat.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:27 PM

17. If Minnesota ends up with Senator Bachmann, we can all thank Kirsten Gillibrand for that.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:32 PM

19. +1 n/t.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:36 PM

21. Absolutely.

If they wind up with any Republican..

I wish Al would run again and beat the (I want to say pants but I don't want to get in trouble) bajeezus out of anyone..

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:52 PM

26. So she's helping to elect more women to office



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Response to BlueStater (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:56 PM

28. And every single one who lined up beside her

 

Will be interesting to see who emerges as a spoiler to the Dem Candidate.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 05:05 PM

32. Al's seat was safe until 2020

Thanks to Kirsten, we now have to add another challenge onto an already long list of seats to defend.

And it goes without saying that an electorate that chose trump, and almost elected a child molestor to the Senate, could very easily elect a psychopathic nutjob to replace one of the best Senators our party had.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:07 AM

56. Democrats reflexively throw anyone overboard the Republicans criticize.

Last edited Wed Jan 3, 2018, 01:55 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:34 PM

20. Waiting for God to speak to her

But God put her on "ignore"

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:37 PM

22. Michele!

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:40 PM

24. Michele - Bat Guano Isn't Selling Like It Used To

 

And you are lucky you weren't thrown in prison for your last campaign....

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:47 PM

25. Unless there is a Russian occupation of Minnesota...

there is no way she will win.

Hell, the last time she ran as an incumbent for her congressional seat she won by just over 1%.

If she indeed runs it will be the biggest gift the far right gives to the Democratic Party.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 04:55 PM

27. Abusing people's intelligence is no improvement!

She's bat bat bat bat Sh*t crazy! Yes, four bats!! The Grand Slam of bats!

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 05:00 PM

30. I hope she does. We'll be able to hold it easily. Everybody knows what a whacko she is.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 05:07 PM

33. Didn't we say the same thing about a trump nomination?

Hope he wins the primaries, Hillary will easily beat him!


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Response to eissa (Reply #33)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 05:12 PM

34. Hillary's being robbed is what will fire up the election. A lot of people didn't vote for Hillary...

because they thought they could afford a protest vote because who'd elect Trump. It won't happen again. Plus Bachmann is crazier than Trump.

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Response to eissa (Reply #33)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 05:13 PM

35. Didn't we say the same thing about a trump nomination?

He won, but really didn't win.

The 2016 GE was gerrymandered, voter-suppressed by the GOP who also very possibly helped to throw some states to tRump (PA., MI., WI.), and the ruskies played their part in installing fatso into the Oval Office.

What happened in 2016's GE was NOT normal. I see very little change as far as making all votes count and fair leading into 2018 unfortunately.

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Response to eissa (Reply #33)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:52 AM

61. Compare the MN Senate polling data to the US Presidential polling data

Compare the MN Senate polling data to the US Presidential polling data.

One of these things is not like the other.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 05:22 PM

37. Back when she was running for Prez, Enzyte Bob would have been her running mate.

Back when she was running for Prez, Enzyte Bob would have been her running mate.
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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 05:38 PM

38. And if Bachmann, by any chance actually wins that seat,

Democrats wil have only themselves to blame. After Senator Franken announced that he would be resignation there have been no more allegations made against him. He was the subject of a diry political hit job instituted by the Republicans and the Democrats fell for it. We put a pretty safe Democratic seat at risk which is really stupid.


I would like to see a total change in leadership with the old leadership being replaced by smarter, more astute people who will be much better at playing the political game.

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Response to avebury (Reply #38)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 06:50 PM

43. Good point. No allegations after he announced his resignation.

The Dem powers that be should have issued a resounding 'Fuck You' to the right wing for the spurious accusations, and then gone forward full speed ahead with supporting me too.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 05:48 PM

39. My MN relatives love her

So do many of their friends and neighbors. Faux News, Rush, and Hannity are major influencers.

Family visits are painful. And sometimes quite short.

Minnesota is not a a hard core blue state. Great pockets of deep, deep, unyielding red.

The Dem congress critters screwed up in a major way forcing Franken out. The Repugs were pretty quiet about the whole thing - just let the Dems step in it, sadly cheered on by many on this site.

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Response to zeusdogmom (Reply #39)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 10:38 PM

52. Just curious, what part of the state do your relatives live in?

Bachmann running statewide doesn't worry me - she'd get pulverized in the metro area & Duluth and would probably be our best bet for holding on to Franken's seat.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 07:02 PM

45. Michele Bachmann is a good loser for the Republicans to nominate

The will give an eloquent and inspiring concession speech on election night.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 07:14 PM

46. As the radio king of stories would say: "And now, you have the rest of the story."

The REASON for the conservatives aiming the Democratic bomb at Franken. They want that seat. Rich justice to them...to replace one of the most effective Democratic senators with a Repub.

I don't think she'd stand a chance, unless........Russia.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 08:01 PM

47. Well, that's a hopeful sign

She's easily the weakest of the horses they could put up.

Unless we get Roy Moore to move states.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 08:12 PM

49. Thanks, Kirsten n/t

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 10:21 PM

51. Has anyone heard any updates on th rumor

That the guano industry was filing suit against her (and Palin??) because they were giving batshit a bad name?

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Response to Nac Mac Feegle (Reply #51)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 10:54 PM

53. The guano industry should win, no question about it.









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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Jan 2, 2018, 10:56 PM

54. Well, I'm sure she'll be a much better senator than Al

She's a woman, so she'll be totally awesome on women's rights. And she's very well informed, much more so than Al, and able to carry on in-depth conversations about a variety of complex topics and to see the underlying themes and causes, as well as how they relate in both obvious and indirect ways.

Man, I sure am glad that other senators from other states ganged up on Al and forced him to resign so we can get this PRECIOUS GEM of an elected representative! Whoa boy, did Gillibrand really strike a blow for woman by standing up to that woman-hating Al Franken.



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Response to krispos42 (Reply #54)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:01 AM

55. I would rec your post a thousand times if I could.

This, especially:
Whoa boy, did Gillibrand really strike a blow for woman by standing up to that woman-hating Al Franken.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:20 AM

57. She was in a heavily packed House District....

....and that’s why she stayed in office. I would be interested to see how she polls statewide. I do miss the days when we had Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and Christine O’Donnell all at the same time. Never a dull moment, one of the three said something ridiculous and BSC every day....

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 04:42 AM

58. Michelle Bachmann is right about Al Franken.

The Democratic Party threw him under the bus. Aided by right wing media.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 05:47 AM

59. Well we'll just bring back Jim Graves

and put the final nail in her coffin.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 01:40 PM

62. I talked to God...

just last week. She said "nope."

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