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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Highlights of the News

ITEM 1: Fox reported, "More than 1,000 gas stations in the Southeast reported running out of fuel, primarily because of what analysts say is unwarranted panic-buying among drivers, as the shutdown of a major pipeline by a gang of hackers entered its fifth day Tuesday."

Oh?

The story said, "Government officials acted swiftly to waive safety and environmental rules to speed the delivery of fuel by truck, ship or rail to motorists and airports, even as they sought to assure the public that there was no cause for alarm.

Oh?

Suddenly the left has abandoned it's WE MUST SAVE THE EARTH NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE because their limos need fuel.

Make no mistake. This was another terrible attack on our economy by our adversaries. We are in a trade war with Red China, and have been for decades. Red China has used biomedical warfare (covid) and its monopolies on key components to its advantage. You expect a country that uses slave labor to play fair?

President Trump hit Red China in the breadbasket when he canceled the Paris Accord, which is designed to cripple our economy by imposing silly restrictions on our industry. Red China and India face none of these restrictions.

Biden re-imposed this deal.

We are playing into the hands of those who seek to destroy us.

ITEM 2: Zero Hedge reported, "In 2001, Gary Schultz was Penn State’s senior vice president for finance and business when he was told that assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually assaulted a boy in the school’s locker room shower.

"But neither he nor any other Penn State administrators who were told about the incident reported it to law enforcement, childcare, or youth services.

"Schultz was charged with perjury and failing to report to authorities allegations of sexual contact with a minor. However, he retired from Penn State and collected a $330,699 annual pension.

"He pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children in March 2017, was sent to jail and released in September 2017.

"Schultz was given a six-to-23-month sentence, with only the first two months in jail and the remainder on house arrest, followed by probation.

"While Pennsylvania has a pension forfeiture law that strips pensions from public employees convicted of job-related crimes, Schultz’s crime fell between the cracks, allowing him to continue collecting his $330,669 yearly pension."

2 months in jail and a $330,669 a year pension.

Who said crime does not pay? 

ITEM 3: The New York Times said one in 10 members of Congress will die in office. It is The Lord's term limits.

NYT then said, "That history has some Democrats worried that deaths or illnesses could derail President Biden’s efforts to pass ambitious bills through Congress, which his party controls by the narrowest margins in decades." 

This happens when your party becomes a gerontocracy. This reminds me of the Politburo in the final days of the Soviet Union. Not only do Democrats have the same agenda and policies as the communists, but the average age of a Democrat senator is the same as those old communists.

However, governors can replace dead senators rather quickly, so Republicans should not get their hopes up. Even if both Vermont senators and Dianne Feinstein pine for the fjords tomorrow, as Monty Python delicately put it, their successors would be in the Senate within days if not hours.

ITEM 4: Agence France-Presse reported, "California's governor Gavin Newsom unveiled plans Monday to send direct cash payments to two-thirds of residents under a $100 billion plan to assist economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic."

The recall just ended.

That is a pretty neat trick. He's using taxpayer money to buy taxpayer votes.

ITEM 5: Via The Hill, Democrat Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota said, "My message to folks is there’s a lot of good reasons to get vaccinated, but for some of them, you know, if you need another one, go get vaccinated so you’re alive to vote against me in the next election."

He is a difficult man to hate.

ITEM 6: Via ABC, Republican Senator Susan Collins lectured CDC director Rochelle Walensky.

Collins said, "I always considered the CDC to be the gold standard. I don't anymore."

And she said, "So, here we have unnecessary barriers to reopening schools, exaggerating the risks of outdoor transmission, and unworkable restrictions on summer camps. Why does this matter? It matters because it undermines public confidence in your recommendation, in the recommendations that do make sense, in the recommendations that Americans should be following."

In her reply, Walensky babbled on about stakeholders and consumers.

We the people are not stakeholders and consumers.

We are Americans.

It is time Washington DC began respecting that again.

ITEM 7: Just the News reported, "GOP Senator Ernst suggests party's effort to oust Cheney from House leadership is cancel culture." 

Senator Joni Ernst said, "Cancel culture is cancel culture no matter how you look at it. Unfortunately, I think there are those that are trying to silence others in the party."

Liz the Impeacher is not being kicked out of leadership because she said something non-PC.

They are dumping Dick's Daughter because she failed at leadership.

Remember when conservatives swooned because of her castrate-the-pig ad about knowing how to cut the pork? It turns out, she knows only how to slop the pigs.

She got to Washington and the budget exploded. 

ITEM 8: Zero Hedge reported, "Before Bill Gates was known as an elitist nerd masquerading as a leading vaccine expert, the Microsoft co-founder was a hard-partying womanizer who recruited local strippers to attend naked pool parties, and had major issues with infidelity even after marrying Melinda, according to a biography."

And Melinda's lawyers (or someone) is spreading rumors about Gates being a buddy of Jeff Epstein.

Looks like he'll lose more of his fortune to his ex than Bezos lost to his.

ITEM 9: The New York Times reported, "The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday dedicated an arm of its intelligence division to target domestic terrorism and opened a new center to help state and local law enforcement combat violent extremists, the latest Biden administration efforts on the problem in the wake of the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol."

Biden defines domestic terror as voting for Donald Trump.

But where is Dubya to call us the political movement of peace?

ITEM 10: Reuters reported, "U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday as rising commodity prices and labor shortages fed fears that despite reassurances from the U.S. Federal Reserve, near-term price spikes could translate into longer-term inflation.

"While all three indexes pared their losses from session lows, the sell-off was fairly evenly dispersed across the sectors."

It is time for a correction, which would help the economy. Stock prices are too damned high.

A 10% drop followed by a recovery 6-12 months later would be like releasing steam. Otherwise, the market could explode later.

ITEM 11: Breitbart reported, "The Walt Disney Co. is pushing back after leaked documents revealed the company is promoting critical race theory to its employees, including the ideas that the U.S. has a long history of 'systemic racism' and that employees should strive for equity, which it defines as the 'equality of outcome'."

LOL.

The only systemic racism in America today is putting down white people as second-class citizens.

ITEM 12: Reuters reported, "Over 100 former Republican officials will sign a letter on Thursday declaring that if the Republican Party does not break with former President Donald Trump and change course, they will back the creation of a third party."

Bu-bye.

See ya.

Don't forget to take your ball with you.

Hope you find another pedophile millionaire to bankroll this endeavor.

ITEM 13: Newsweek reported, "As demand for gasoline jumped 20 percent nationwide Tuesday, Georgia's governor took the lead among state leaders with an executive action aimed at curbing demand following last Friday's debilitating ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline. Governor Brian Kemp suspended the state's gas tax and declared a state of emergency as a direct result of the petroleum shortages caused by the cyberattack.

"Energy data collection website Gas Buddy said that five states—Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia—collectively saw gasoline demand skyrocket more than 40 percent on Monday alone. The 5,500-mile Colonial Pipeline supplies nearly half the diesel and gasoline consumed along the entire East Coast.

"Energy analysts say Kemp's Tuesday executive order to head off the shortage is likely the first of many in several states this week."

Nice to see Kemp act like a Republican.

ITEM 14Breitbart reported, "A coalition of black business owners and leaders held a press conference Tuesday where they demanded corporations, particularly those in Atlanta, Georgia, understand the diversity of opinions in the black community before taking political stances.

"The event, which was co-hosted by Black Americans for a Better Future Education Fund and the Georgia Black Republican Council, also sought to call out left-wing activist Stacey Abrams for her role in prompting Major League Baseball to withdraw its All-Star Game from the Peach State, telling Americans that Abrams’ views do not reflect that of all black Americans."

No one represents all people of any race.

It takes courage to stand up to black Democrats like this.

ITEM 15: Not the Bee reported, "Here's a 97-item Privilege Checklist courtesy of the YWCA that is 100% real. You're welcome."

Michelle Obama scored 96 of the 97 privileges.

If only she were white.

Then she would have gotten 12.

ITEM 16Fox reported, "Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Dr. Anthony Fauci sparred once again at a Senate hearing Tuesday, this time over the funding of the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology -- the Chinese lab that is believed to have played a role in the initial outbreak of COVID-19."

PAUL: "Dr. Fauci, do you still support funding of the NIH funding of the lab in Wuhan?"

Fauci refused to answer the question.

FAUCI: "Senator Paul, with all due respect, you are entirely, entirely and completely incorrect. The NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology."

Ah, so we gave Red China millions but did not support "gain of function research."

Perhaps a prosecutor should investigate whether Fauci committed perjury. Obstruction of Congress was considered a crime by Democrats not too long ago.

ITEM 17: Biden approved offshore windmills near the Democrat stronghold of Martha's Vineyard, home of one of Obama's many mansions.

President Trump said, "Congratulations to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts for the privilege they will have in looking at massive windmills that have been approved by the Biden Administration and are being built, in China of course, as part of an extraordinarily large wind farm. Wind is an incredibly expensive form of energy that kills birds, affects the sea, ruins the landscape, and creates disasters for navigation. Liberals love it, but they can’t explain why. In any event, Martha’s Vineyard, an absolutely wonderful place, will never be the same. Good Luck!"

How nice of him to wish the Democrats good luck.

They will need it.

ITEM 18: Submitted without comment.

FINALLY, Rumble posted a video and reported, "OJ Simpson Says Liz Cheney Tells the Truth, Endorses Her."

He cut to the heart of the matter in that video.

41 comments:

  1. Item 1: This time last year we were a net exporter of energy. Today, gas prices are almost double and 5 states have declared states of emergency.

    But not to fear, NYT assures us there are no gas lines.

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  2. “REMAIN CALM! ALL IS WELL!! ALL IS WELL!!!”

    If one of those Yasser Arafat Specials hits the temple in Jerusalem, alla y’all reading this who haven’t accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior had best get on that.

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    1. What temple? If you are referring to Al Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock, I would view it as a divine act of slum clearance.

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  3. Item 14: Let me know when all those black organizations stand up and demand Stacey and all her woke friends stop calling all conservatives racists. Until then all they're doing is looking out for #1. I've got nothing but contempt for the black community until that happens.

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  4. 6 - When you’ve lost Collins, you are in deep trouble.

    7 - is Ernst bucking to be the next Murkowski, Collins or Delecto?

    12 - let them form a third party and leave the Republican Party to the MAGA crowd and their 80+ million voters for PDJT.

    14 - good for them

    17 - PDJT’s comments are a daily must read.

    18 - Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
    Hitch-hiked her way across to ALA
    Plucked her eyebrows on the way
    Shaved her legs and then he was a she
    She says, "Hey, babe,
    Take a walk on the wild side."
    Said, "Hey, honey,
    Take a walk on the wild side."

    FINALLY - Simpson took a stab at swaying opinion.

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    1. Nicely played, Schlongy!

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    2. As an Iowa resident, I can attest Ernst is as useless as tits on a boar, and that's no joke.

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    3. Once Liz Cheney’s political career is over next year after losing the GOP primary to represent Wyoming in the House of Representatives, she’s going to be scouring America’s golf courses to find the killer of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman

      OJ was unable to find the killer but Liz will. That’s the price Liz pays to obtain OJ’s support. Part of the price of being a warmongering RINO.

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    4. L. Cheney resorts to amorphous platitudes ("following conscience") rather than keen attention to all the angles of an issue. Wisdom is the meta-ideological view, and she ain't got it. Look at her pained, empty visage in every photo. Get lost, chick.

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    5. #14 more black Republicans than Dems here in my hometown.

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    6. LG, as I suggested, never, ever trust a Republican.

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    7. 800, unfortunately, the last decent dem (Leonard Boswell) left congress along time ago.
      Sidenote: last week when Iowa decided to send back unused vaccines after demand dropped off, Ernt commented (and I'll paraphrase) If only more "republican males" would get the shot...the sexist bitch.

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    8. 800, unfortunately, the last decent dem (Leonard Boswell) left congress along time ago.
      Sidenote: last week when Iowa decided to send back unused vaccines after demand dropped off, Ernt commented (and I'll paraphrase) If only more "republican males" would get the shot...the sexist bitch.

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    9. 800, unfortunately, the last decent dem (Leonard Boswell) left congress along time ago.
      Sidenote: last week when Iowa decided to send back unused vaccines after demand dropped off, Ernt commented (and I'll paraphrase) If only more "republican males" would get the shot...the sexist bitch.

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  5. Until folks understand that government is not something we do together but is just a vast sink hole filled with the stupidest amongst us, the lines will only get longer.

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  6. ITEM 4: Yes, Don is correct, “The recall just ended.”

    But what Don is not telling his readers is that the People of California are rejecting the person who Don called California’s “Last Best Hope” just in the last week or so.

    Don fails to report on this UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll that was co-sponsored by the L.A. Times which finds Caitlyn Jenner having the support of 6% of the Californians completing the poll:
    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-05-11/opposition-grows-gavin-newsom-recall-poll

    Even reasonably assuming the Berkeley, Los Angeles Times poll is horribly biased against the nominal Republican and we double her support, that gives Caitlyn only 12% support.

    Excuse me if I don’t get as excited at Don at the extremely unlikely prospect of Caitlyn catching fire and winning.

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    1. "Last best hope" is a relative term.
      Ex: Is your "last best hope" to eat the dead rat crawling with maggots, or die of starvation?

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    3. I hope Ric Grenell throws his hat into the ring there.

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  7. "We are playing into the hands of those seeking to destroy us." What do you mean "we?"

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  8. Notice the bridge across the Mississippi river from Memphis to the west has been closed since yesterday. I-40 is a major route for big truck traffic between the east coast and west. Might not be too many fuel tankers getting through to the east coast for a bit.

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    1. 9100 trucks a day. And river traffic under the bridge has been halted too.

      They found structural cracks and have no idea how long this will be closed.

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    2. So, is this whole thing a false flag? I wonder why they can't disconnect the pipeline apparatus from the internet and just flip the switches on. What am I missing?

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    3. 800 - the attack was on a private internal network. Nothing to do with the internet. Attacks against high value targets occur many times a day. Protections are in place but one change to the network, or a password being broken and they are in. You and I can’t access these networks, but big time hackers can. Attacks are automated.

      Typical ransom ware attacks find servers on the companies network and encrypt all data. Data is decrypted after the ransom is paid.

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    4. Regardless of the type of network, can't they simply walk over to the affected hardware and manually flip switches?

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    5. It’s not that simple. And with data, programs, etc. inaccessible due to encryption, nothing works.

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  9. Item 1: NOT "us", Don; it's the Demoncrat Democrat Party doing that.

    Item 3: A Python, Monty reference! Thanks, Don, I NEEDED that!

    Item 4: "That is a pretty neat trick. He's using taxpayer money to buy taxpayer votes." They should
    "take the money and RUN" to a sensible state.

    Item 12: Good bye to bad rubbish.

    Item 15: "Not The Bee" also has a looooooooooong, sharpppppppppppp stinger, too.

    Items 18 and FINALLY require BRAIN BLEACH, and I'm out of it, like, tooooooooootally, mannnnnnnnn...

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    1. Sam L., Ross Perot said, "They're bribing you with your own money." Everyone thinks it's okay because they think it's their neighbors' money. Smart, eh?

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  10. 13) Good thing the ransomware attack was not on the electrical grid. If the attack targeted overloading and burning out the right transformer field and took down the entire grid, with limited transformer spares and the grid took 18 months to be recovered, according to a government study and report, 90% of Americans would died due to disease, starvation and unrest violence. When I retired 15 years ago from the energy field, the government and the electrical industry were still debating who should pay for hardening our grid. I suspect that whomever did this to the pipe line company figured with Biden as President they were safe from retribution. Supposedly we know who did it, so maybe Delta Force could remedy this and any future such attacks.

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    1. How do we get the Delta Force to take out our real enemies? You know, the ones in DC. Talk about us taxpayers getting our money's worth!

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  11. 17. A few years ago, I read a glowing article in the New York Times about some offshore windmills overseas. The article was typical lefty propaganda, of course, but the money quote was from a tugboat captain who loved the things because they broke down all the time, giving him work.

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  12. #3 Dianne's replacement would be a Dem, obviously, in deep blue CA with a Dem governor. All that would be left would be fighting over which identity group should get the seat.

    As for VT, highly likely that at least one of the two will pine for the fjords soon enough, given their well publicized health problems, but don't expect RINO turncoat Gov. Phil Scott to appoint a Republican for either seat should the situation require.

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  13. Item 1: “what analysts say is unwarranted panic-buying among drivers” “Unwarranted panic-buying”? It is completely rational to stock up on items we need for daily life when a shortage is anticipated. Having lived most of my life in Florida, we always topped off our cars with gas and stocked up on water and nonperishable food as a hurricane approached. Who in their right mind would want to have a car running on fumes before a hurricane hit? In the era before water came in bottles, my parents would scrub and bleach the bathtub, then fill it with water for cooking and drinking in case the water supply was disrupted. Was that “unwarranted”?

    The media are trying to deflect blame for gas outages from government mismanagement of critical infrastructure to our “panic buying.” Don’t buy it.

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    1. Don't you love it? Our pipeline killing president is suddenly panicked over a pipeline breakdown. Maybe Buffett's chu chu trains can deliver gas to the Eastern liberals.

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  14. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    1: even as they sought to assure the public that there was no cause for alarm.

    Where have we heard this before?

    Suddenly the left has abandoned it's WE MUST SAVE THE EARTH NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE because their limos need fuel.

    Truth to tell, it wasn't working anyway.

    PS This was another terrible attack on our economy by are adversaries.

    Our.

    3: The Lord's term limits, indeed.

    4: Believe it when you see it. I think people are sick of him and all the money in the world may not make up for a year out of their lives.

    5: Wanna bet?

    6: The Weird Sister From ME must be getting scared about re-election, grandstanding against one of the Commissars from across the aisle.

    8: Looks like we'll have to redefine nerd.

    9: But where is Dubya to call us the political movement of peace?

    Que????????????????

    10: A 10% drop followed by a recovery 6-12 months later would be like releasing steam.

    This is the plan. Lay off a lot more Americans so the illegals take their jobs (their words, not mine) so don't be surprised if it keeps on dropping.

    Just like Bucketmouth 32 years ago.

    13: Same guy who threw GA to the lying dogfaced pony soldier.

    Republican, my foot.

    14: You'll see more. Zippy's 8 years opened a lot of young blacks' eyes.

    15: So which one did he miss?

    17: The Kennedys will fight it.

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  15. "Over 100 former Republican officials will sign a letter on Thursday declaring that if the Republican Party does not break with former President Donald Trump and change course, they will back the creation of a third party."

    Donald Trump, "America First".

    What is there not to like ?

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  16. "Over 100 former Republican officials will sign a letter on Thursday declaring that if the Republican Party does not break with former President Donald Trump and change course, they will back the creation of a third party."

    Donald Trump, "America First".

    What is there not to like ?

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  17. RE: Item 2. I live near State College, the home of Penn State. This is ground zero for rabid Penn State (mostly football) boosters. I. Hate. Penn State. With the passion of a thousand supernovas. The Sandusky affair is merely one of the reasons from my antipathy. The lying, arrogant twerp Michael Mann, he of the debunked "hockey stick" global warming graph is another. Despite his outrageous prevarications and gross "climate science" chicanery, he still occupies a seat of power and prestige at this sad excuse for a university.

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  18. 1. Maybe if our law and intelligence agencies performed their duties instead of persecuting Trump supporters they could protect us. If they can't protect us, who needs them?

    2. Maybe shultz is a democrat?

    3. I voted for Palin hoping keating 5 mccain would die in office. Ultimately he did but, he would have served his term as president if he had been elected. Never count on the evil people dying when you want them to.

    6. walensky is what happens when you select for diversity and equity instead of qualifications.

    7. I hope everyone of the "republicans" who supported cheyney go with her to start the new party. I don't want a leader who doesn't share my values and direction the country should go. That's one reason I didn't vote for biden. Oh, and that he's a senile idiot. There are more reasons.

    9. Maybe if our law and intelligence agencies performed their duties instead of persecuting Trump supporters they could protect us. If they can't protect us, who needs them?

    10. The stock market is like an umbrella. That which goes down will also go up.

    11. I dumped my disney stock when they hired copadick. I took that as a harbinger of worse things to come. What would happen to disney if all us horrible racist white people boycotted?

    12. I hope everyone of the "republicans" who supported cheyney go with her to start the new party. The republican party would have lost more voters if they kept that evil woman in a leadership position. 71,000,000 people voted for President Trump and we are supposed to worry about 100?

    16. fauci wants to keep his face active, so, any prosecution can be charged as political persecution.

    18. Maybe all she really needed was nair?

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  19. 13. Kemp is trying hard to win back Georgia Republicans that he screwed in the 2020 Nov election. My observation from the ground says doubtful but it will depend entirely on the opposition.

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