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posted at 10:21 pm on August 26, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

A small group called Carolina Conservatives United, one of dozens organized loosely under the flag of limited government, low taxes and strict adherence to the Constitution, sent out images last week of a milk carton bearing Mr. Graham’s face and asked Gov. Nikki R. Haley to issue the state’s version of an Amber Alert to find its missing senator.

“Lindsey Graham has not been seen in the state of South Carolina for most of the last two years,” said Bruce Carroll, the chairman of the group.

Conservatives in South Carolina are eager to oust Mr. Graham, who has enraged the far right for, among other things, reaching across the aisle on immigration and supporting President Obama’s nominations for the Supreme Court.

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“In order to run a successful grassroots campaign and defeat established incumbents with all their advantages, the candidate needs to be compelling,” said Matt Hoskins, spokesman for the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group that frequently targets GOP senators it views as too moderate. “More times than not, the candidates who defeat incumbents are exceptional candidates.”

The problem for tea-party activists is especially acute in South Carolina and Tennessee. It’s not that Sens. Graham and Alexander haven’t drawn challengers—Graham, in fact, has three of them. It’s that conservatives say the candidates who have emerged lack the profile, message, and skill to defeat an incumbent…

Three candidates have already stepped up to take on Graham in the Palmetto State: state Sen. Lee Bright, social-conservative activist Richard Cash, and Nancy Mace, who was the first woman to graduate from the Citadel. She is considered the strongest of the trio, but thus far, few consider her a serious threat to Graham, despite his outspoken advocacy for immigration reform.

“The early stages of her campaign indicate she might not be ready for prime time,” said Chip Felkel, a veteran South Carolina GOP strategist.

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Kim Severson of the New York Times has more reporting today on Graham’s challenge in South Carolina, where tea party groups have taken to calling the hawkish Republican “a community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood.” But despite their common antipathy for Graham, the 40-plus tea party and libertarian-leaning groups in the state must first hash out “a civil war of their own,” Severson reports, as they can’t decide on a common candidate.

The most promising choice is Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from the Citadel, but GOP strategists say the marketing executive, who has never run for office, “might not be ready for primetime.” Indeed, running against a well-funded and high-profile incumbent like Graham will be no easy task. He’s faced the tea party’s ire since its inception — it flushed him down a toilet in 2009, at least in effigy — but so far remains largely unscathed.

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South Carolina boasts more Tea Party politicians than any other state in the country, signifying that, if unified, a Graham challenger could rally significant support. Conservatives point to the election of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as evidence that you can ride a wave of Tea Party support all the way to the Senate.

“South Carolina is a funny state,” Paul Anderko, president of the GPS Conservatives for Action PAC, told the Times. “Sometimes incumbents do go down in flames.”

And while the Bob Bennett example can be instructive — he was widely viewed as one of the Senate’s most reliable conservatives until he was ousted by conservatives in 2010 — it is hardly the rule. After all, just two years later in Utah, the supposedly similarly endangered conservative Sen. Orrin Hatch won in a landslide.

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is returning to South Carolina on Monday, making his second trip in as many months to the state that hosts the first presidential primary voting in the South.

Paul, a darling of tea party and other conservative Republicans, is coming back to South Carolina to take part in a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, a friend from the GOP congressional baseball team…

The 50-year-old eye doctor was last here in late June, when he raised money for the state Republican Party and met with tea party-leaning activists. One of those meetings, Paul said, was with state Sen. Lee Bright, a Roebuck Republican who is mounting a primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Bright officially announced his candidacy earlier this month. During a winter tour around the state, he said Graham’s criticism of Paul’s 13-hour filibuster over the government’s use of drones pushed him toward running.

“If we don’t get behind Rand Paul and what he is trying to do and the Ted Cruz’s of the world, I don’t think we can survive,” Bright told Glenn Beck as the talk show host auditioned people to challenge Graham. “We’re at the tipping point.”

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You gotta admit. Those are some hard boots to beat right there. Lolz!

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Smokin’!

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Bishop on August 26, 2013 at 11:07 PM

You know what’s coming…what did those innocent birds ever do to you?!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 26, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Whomever gets into the runoff with Graham (and there will be a runoff), the other 2 BETTER AS HELL help him or her win!!

SouthernGent on August 26, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Yes. Well put.

jaime on August 26, 2013 at 11:11 PM

You know what’s coming…what did those innocent birds ever do to you?!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 26, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Those birds would eat Bishop without batting an eyelash.

Axe on August 26, 2013 at 11:12 PM

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 11:10 PM

:)

PatriotGal2257 on August 26, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Graham and his gang of eight cronies are going to try to allow more than double the number of H1B Visas for foreigners to work US jobs.

rjl1999 on August 26, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Someone on the QOTD linked a song by Mike Nesmith a couple of weeks ago. I found he was originally something else.

jaime on August 26, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Ah, Aug 26th, the anniversary of Women’s Sufferage and the beginning of the end of individual liberty.

The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution by proclamation of Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. The amendment was the culmination of more than 70 years of struggle by woman suffragists. Its two sections read simply: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” and “Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

Aug 26, 1920:
19th Amendment adopted

Murphy9 on August 26, 2013 at 11:16 PM

South Carolina boasts more Tea Party politicians than any other state in the country…

That sounds about right.

Punchenko on August 26, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Bishop on August 26, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Hard to believe the season is almost upon us. I don’t know about up there, but down here its chilly. The leaves are even starting to change on the sourwoods and the maples. Summer just vanished.

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Schoolhouse Rock on Women’s Suffrage

Murphy9 on August 26, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Lindsey, check your text messages. Heard Anthony, the Weiner, is reaching, like you, across the aisle.

TXUS on August 26, 2013 at 11:23 PM

one of dozens organized loosely under the flag of limited government, low taxes and strict adherence to the Constitution

Big government, small government, medium government…there’s no way to really define any of those and they know it.

Then there are those of us who hate all government. Guess they want to form little communes and string beads all day, make home brew and declare that’s what the Founding Fathers had in mind.

But, people are so disgusted with government, not sure I can entirely blame them. I’m getting the impression that many folks do want to engage in some kind of weird Libertarian-Marxist-Capitalist co-op farming thing as an alternative.

Well, these Utopian schemes have never worked before so why will they now? There’s nothing wrong with the Constitution. There’s just something wrong with too many of us who have allowed criminals to hijack our government and our economy over several generations.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 26, 2013 at 11:23 PM

The most pathetic mid-life crisis get a dirtbike video evah.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UrF9HPfp6w&feature=youtube_gdata_player

wolly4321 on August 26, 2013 at 11:24 PM

How exactly does women voting end liberty?

alwaysfiredup on August 26, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Last I checked women form more than 50% of the tea party.

alwaysfiredup on August 26, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Hard to believe the season is almost upon us. I don’t know about up there, but down here its chilly. The leaves are even starting to change on the sourwoods and the maples. Summer just vanished.

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Soon, down here in Texas we’ll be hunting everything except meatballs and spinach, but the concept of a vanishing Summer is now but a lofty dream. Send some cool this way, B!

TXUS on August 26, 2013 at 11:30 PM

wolly, I’d like to recommend one of these.

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Jim DeMint

Strike Twice on August 26, 2013 at 11:32 PM

I have backup from womenses.

Murphy9 on August 26, 2013 at 11:33 PM

TXUS on August 26, 2013 at 11:30 PM

I’d swap ya in a second. Cold is nothing but dread for me. Give me mid 80′s or 90′s any day. I take it where you are in TX is hot, hot. We hardly had any heat this past summer. All it did was rain, rain, rain. ; ) I’m hoping we get a nice long hot and dry spell before fall. Not looking all that promising.

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 11:35 PM

What innocent birds?

Axe on August 26, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Not all Birds have eyelashes.

How can birds eat Bishop without batting an eyelash?

Easy, when they eat him, (I suppose you think Bishop tastes like chicken, just like ET) they bat their eyelids but the eyelashes don’t bat cause they don’t have eyelashes.

Well some birds do.

SparkPlug on August 26, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Jim DeMint

Strike Twice on August 26, 2013 at 11:32 PM

He was already a Senator. Just quit last year.

Barred on August 26, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Jim DeMint

Strike Twice on August 26, 2013 at 11:32 PM

How about DeMint/Cruz next go round?

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 11:36 PM

I’m winking at Twerp

This birds has eyelashes, but they seem to be made of feathers.

SparkPlug on August 26, 2013 at 11:39 PM

This bird is saying

“Who me? I didn’t do nuttin’”

SparkPlug on August 26, 2013 at 11:40 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UrF9HPfp6w&feature=youtube_gdata_player

wolly4321 on August 26, 2013 at 11:24 PM

It’s funny. :) You went there, I went here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKyqxnYqdhQ

Both our minds are somewhere else .:)

Axe on August 26, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Too bad Cruz can’t be president since he is Canadian. Anyway Bachman would wipe the floor with him.

SparkPlug on August 26, 2013 at 11:42 PM

The NY Times, Washington Post, National Journal, and something called “The Week”. Great to know what the liberals think of conservatives and our view of Lindsey Graham. Is there a point to this QOTD?

Jaibones on August 26, 2013 at 11:43 PM

It’s funny. :) You went there, I went here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKyqxnYqdhQ

Both our minds are somewhere else .:)

Axe on August 26, 2013 at 11:41 PM

20 seconds in and Rachael Jenteal would have thought she was watching an Egyptian documentary, what withal their crazy writing!

Murphy9 on August 26, 2013 at 11:44 PM

This bird is saying

“Who me? I didn’t do nuttin’”

SparkPlug on August 26, 2013 at 11:40 PM

And he has a cloaca full of rodent parts!

Murphy9 on August 26, 2013 at 11:44 PM

An Australian swimmer survived a great white shark attack by poking the creature in the eyes as it dragged him through the water after badly savaging his left leg.

Link

The lesson to be learned here is:

If a shark attacks you, try to rip out its eyeball.

SparkPlug on August 26, 2013 at 11:45 PM

The Point ( Me and My Arrow ) – Nilsson

thatsafactjack on August 26, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Axe on August 26, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Growing up, did you ever right out her name in the sand, say at the beach for instance? Yeah we did. Double dotted the W every time. Schweet!

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 11:47 PM

The NY Times, Washington Post, National Journal, and something called “The Week”. Great to know what the liberals think of conservatives and our view of Lindsey Graham. Is there a point to this QOTD?

Jaibones on August 26, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Why yes sir there is. It is called a vent forum to express in the most subdued and nuanced terms just how much we don’t care for the nasty ass, sissy, back stabbing mofkr.

arnold ziffel on August 26, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Moonbeam Song – Nilsson

thatsafactjack on August 26, 2013 at 11:48 PM

thatsafactjack on August 26, 2013 at 11:46 PM

I linked this song for you (:

SparkPlug on August 26, 2013 at 11:49 PM

SparkPlug on August 26, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Good evening, Spark. :) Thanks very much for the great tune. :)

thatsafactjack on August 26, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Good night HA!

KCB on August 26, 2013 at 11:53 PM

So We’ll Go No More a Roving
By Lord Byron (George Gordon)

So, we’ll go no more a roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we’ll go no more a roving
By the light of the moon.

thatsafactjack on August 26, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Taxi – Chapin

thatsafactjack on August 26, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Scandals: One of the nation’s largest veterans groups is being required to provide proof of membership eligibility. Posts that can’t or won’t comply face heavy fines. Your government thanks you for your service.

But there is NO proof required to qualify for free obama’care’. Only in America, the Nation of Idiots. How disgusting the land has become!

The veterans are the new domestic “terrorists” under this thuggish administration.

Good evening HA night owls.

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Should have been in quotes, this part

Scandals: One of the nation’s largest veterans groups is being required to provide proof of membership eligibility. Posts that can’t or won’t comply face heavy fines. Your government thanks you for your service.

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Nite Ken

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Schadenfreude.

Bmore on August 26, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Not all Birds have eyelashes.

How can birds eat Bishop without batting an eyelash?

Easy, when they eat him, (I suppose you think Bishop tastes like chicken, just like ET) they bat their eyelids but the eyelashes don’t bat cause they don’t have eyelashes.

Well some birds do.

SparkPlug on August 26, 2013 at 11:35 PM

In Englishtown, they call chicks birds, which is why I told Sophie (she’s been featured on Twitchy) she was “one tasty bird,” and she told me I was a delicious muffuletta.

Also, birds with eyelashes shouldn’t be called birds because birds shouldn’t have eyelashes, unless they are English. I say we call them “birdles.”

Also:

Birding Versus Bird Watching

There has been an ongoing debate regarding the technical name for bird watching for some time now. American and British birders tend to distinguish themselves from bird watchers by their level of involvement and dedication. Birders insist that they seek knowledge about the birds, whereas bird watchers merely look at the birds for enjoyment. Birders learn about the migration habits, natural habitats, and other interesting facts about the birds. Dedicated birders travel extensively to track down certain birds, whereas, according to birders, bird watchers have a much more limited scope, for example, their gardens, public parks in their surrounding areas, etc. Essentially, birding and bird watching is the same thing and the level of involvement is largely determined by the individual.

http://www.birdwatchingadvice.com/do-you-know-the-technical-name-for-bird-watching.html

There’s ongoing controversy. I consider myself a “bird eater,” and people that watch me are either “bird-eater-watchers” or “bird-eater-watcherers,” depending upon nerd commitment quotient, NCI, and allowing for the birdle variants.

Also, Lindsey Graham should go home now.

Also, I have to set my alarm.

Axe on August 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Thank you Bmore. I smiled at you in the morn :)

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:01 AM

SparkPlug on August 26, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Is the shark okay?
What?

annoyinglittletwerp on August 27, 2013 at 12:02 AM

In Englishtown, they call chicks birds, which is why I told Sophie (she’s been featured on Twitchy) she was “one tasty bird,” and she told me I was a delicious muffuletta.

Axe on August 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM

You had to go there didn’t you. Go ahead and open old wounds why don’t you.

SparkPlug on August 27, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Whats my line? – Eleanor Roosenvelt

^ Holy cow.

Axe on August 27, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Aquarium – Saint-Saens

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:01 AM

; ) Well, I figured you’d appreciate the paranoid angle. Lolz! I just have to remember to link to it for him next time he’s around. Oh and yeah just in case he tracks hits to his blog. Yep. He got some!
Lolz!!! ; )

Bmore on August 27, 2013 at 12:07 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on August 27, 2013 at 12:02 AM

The shark is fine now that it has a seeing eye Pistol Shrimp to help it find its way blind.

SparkPlug on August 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM

You had to go there didn’t you. Go ahead and open old wounds why don’t you.

SparkPlug on August 27, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Some people (winners) have appeared on Twitchy; others — not so much. Some people just weren’t born to be known or loved by more than a handful of people. Others — to be adored by millions.

*shrug*

Axe on August 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM

SpongBob’s pants were rectangular.

But you people prolly don’t even care.

SparkPlug on August 27, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Axe on August 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM

ROTFLMAO

SparkPlug on August 27, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Good Night All.

Bmore on August 27, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Still Got The Blues – Moore

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Nite Bmore

Hi Jackie, Axe, Sparky and everyone.

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Troublin’ Mind – Lightnin’ Hopkins

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Night B, btw just kidding about that earlier assertion, I was parroting my ninny cousin.

Murphy9 on August 27, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Good evening, Schadenfreude. :) Wonderful to see you.

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Muddy Waters

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Graham and his gang of eight cronies are going to try to allow more than double the number of H1B Visas for foreigners to work US jobs.

rjl1999 on August 26, 2013 at 11:14 PM

They need to go, but it’s dang hard to remove a sitting Senator of any party.

This group has been doing their thing for over a hundred years and have gotten away with it because most of the American people have benefited as well so didn’t care too much about their crimes and indiscretions.

I don’t think it’s sunk in for most of our fellow Citizens that the way things have been the last several years is the new reality.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 27, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Troublin’ Mind – Lightnin’ Hopkins

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:19 AM

I was introduced to LH the same night I was introduced to shooting coke. All befire I was saved, mind you. The love for LH lives on 8D

Murphy9 on August 27, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Someone told it how it is in America today.

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Love In Vain Blues – Peter Green

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:23 AM

ROTFLMAO

SparkPlug on August 27, 2013 at 12:10 AM

I’m flattered. :)

I’m out. I have to go manually labor in the morning, what with my body, so I can accomplish this other stuff, what with my mind. Have a great night, everyone!

Hi, g’night graceful Jackie. :)

GET SOME REST AND PLENTY OF FLUIDS SOPH IE!

Hi Jackie, Axe, Sparky and everyone.

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Have a nice evening, Schad. :)

Axe on August 27, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Blues Before Sunrise

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Murphy9 on August 27, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Sorry to hear about the near fatal introduction…and the unfortunate association with a great blues guitarist/composer.

Glad you’re better now. :)

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Axe on August 27, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Goodnight, Axefellow. Work hard, then work smart. :)

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Nite Axe. Have a good ‘morrow.

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Love In Vain Blues – Peter Green

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:23 AM

rubbish :)

Axe on August 27, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Axe on August 27, 2013 at 12:26 AM

LOL! :)

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Love In Vain Blues – Peter Green

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:23 AM

“Love is never in vain” — Axe of HA

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Champagne & Reefer

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on August 27, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Crossroad – Robert Johnson

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Depends on what one learns. :)

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:30 AM

On topic‘ :)

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Ok everyone, straighten up. The Schadgistrate is here.

Don’t worry, he is very forgiving if you goof up.

SparkPlug on August 27, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Love is in vein. The main vein.

The aorta (for those with dirty minds), well its actually an artery.

SparkPlug on August 27, 2013 at 12:35 AM

The aorta (for those with dirty minds), well its actually an artery.

SparkPlug on August 27, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Ascending or descending?

Murphy9 on August 27, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Love is like a Cigarette

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Don’t worry, he is very forgiving if you goof up.

SparkPlug on August 27, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Don’t take it for granted :)

I hope Scrumpy is ok.

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:39 AM

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Very nice..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on August 27, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Dire Straits on August 27, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Good evening, Dire. :) I’m glad you approve. :)

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Still You Turn Me On – Greg Lake

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:43 AM

Behind Blue Eyes – Who

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Evening Dire, fedora and all :)

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Won’t Get Fooled Again – Who

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM

From the Beginning

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Schadenfreude on August 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Love this. Excellent. :)

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:51 AM

GOP strategists say the marketing executive, who has never run for office, “might not be ready for primetime.”

No kidding. And these same “GOP strategists” (also known as Barack Obama voters) are the ones who go around saying that Ronald Reagan could never be elected today. If Nancy Grace is not ready for primetime than the voters of South Carolina will decided that and not a bunch of sleazy, dishonest, corrupt Washington DC “GOP strategists”.

peacenprosperity on August 27, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Nancy MACE. My sincere apologies to Ms. Mace for any incidental connection to that wackjob.

peacenprosperity on August 27, 2013 at 12:52 AM

C’est la vie – Emerson, Lake and Palmer

thatsafactjack on August 27, 2013 at 12:55 AM

By the way, the DNC always have envelopes stuffed with incriminating evidence to leave on conservatives desks who seem a little too strong for the usual media character assignation. There must be plenty of info around to get rid of this bullfruit graham once and fro all.

peacenprosperity on August 27, 2013 at 12:56 AM

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