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Nikki Haley’s New Friends

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is speaking to a “Republican” Party organization in Benton County, Arkansas next month. And the residents of this “reddest of counties in Northwest Arkansas” couldn’t be happier. “I am very excited to announce confirmation of Governor Nikki R. Haley from South Carolina will be our guest speaker at…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is speaking to a “Republican” Party organization in Benton County, Arkansas next month. And the residents of this “reddest of counties in Northwest Arkansas” couldn’t be happier.

“I am very excited to announce confirmation of Governor Nikki R. Haley from South Carolina will be our guest speaker at our Lincoln Day Dinner Event on Monday, May 13, 2013,” Benton County event organizer W.P. “Bill” Burckart wrote in a tense-confused entry in the party’s latest newsletter.

That’s not surprising … with the notable exception of a week or so last fall following the massive data breach at her Revenue Department, Haley has been campaigning out-of-state pretty much nonstop since her election in January 2011.

What’s so controversial about this Benton County visit, though?

Hmmmmm … well, for starters how about what was posted in the GOP newsletter just below the announcement of Haley’s impending visit …

We need to let those who will come in the future to represent us that we are serious. The 2nd amendment means nothing unless those in power believe you would have no problem simply walking up and shooting them if they got too far out of line and stopped responding as representatives. It seems that we are unable to muster that belief in any of our representatives on a state or federal level, but we have to have something, something costly, something that they will fear that we will use if they step out of line. If we can’t shoot them, we have to at least be firm in our threat to take immediate action against them politically, socially, and civically if they screw up on something this big. Personally, I think a gun is quicker and more merciful, but hey, we can’t. But we have to do something, we have to gain control of our representatives, if we don’t then what the hell are we doing as a party except having fundraiser dinners and meetings just to raise more money for future meetings and fundraisers, and giving money to empower and elect those who would betray us without having the control to keep them in line once we do? See the pattern – you have to know you can guide the processes you begin, if you don’t, it is better not to start them. And we have to follow through, even if they are our ‘friends’, because the future of the nation depends on it.

Whoa!

The author – whose views we sympathize with, incidentally – was fired up over Arkansas lawmakers voting to use taxpayer money to purchase private insurance for low-income residents. Naturally we object to that … and you won’t find us arguing the point that there are plenty of “Republicans” supporting things like this who

But “walking up and shooting them?”

Them’s fightin’ words …

The language in question was written by Chris Nogy, who is the husband of the Benton County party’s treasurer – Leigh Nogy. Local officials are already distancing themselves from the letter’s content – according to reporter Jason Tolbert of Talk Business Arkansas.

“I’m embarrassed for the Benton County Republican Committee for including this article in their newsletter,” one Arkansas State Senator told Tolbert. “I would think the Benton County Committee would have better judgment and not allow this to be sent out.”

In a follow-up story, one Democratic State Representative told Tolbert that Nogy’s comments were “awfully close to terroristic threatening.”

Meanwhile Haley’s office, as is its “transparent” custom, declined to respond to our request for comment.

The ultimate irony in all this? The extent to which Haley – who ran as a “Tea Party” candidate – is using taxpayer money to inflate Medicaid eligibility (along with the rest of government) here in South Carolina.

Anyway we’ll be sure to keep our readers updated on this controversy …

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72 comments

shifty henry April 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Benton County —-

1) corporate headquarters: Walmart – Daisy(air rifles) – JB Hunt Transport

2) Tyson Foods has a distribution center in Benton County, and is headquartered in adjacent Washington County, and actually overlaps into Benton County.

….sounds like $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to me

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Will Folks aka Sic April 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Funny … we had a request into Walmart corporate headquarters last week that has (thusfar) gone unanswered. Berry, berry interesting …

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Right April 21, 2013 at 9:45 pm

It certainly does, Shifty, it certainly does. That’s what she follows, so, naturally.

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Cluck Cluck Cluck April 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Tyson is also a major frozen chick exporter customer via the Georgia Port Authority’s new on-dock blast-freezer / cold storage warehouse. These cargoes move via breakbulk reefer vessels and create hundreds and hundreds of high-paying jobs. The SC State Port Authority owns one such cold storage warehouse — at the Veterans Terminal at the Navy Base — but it is used to process, for domestic consumption, “dry chicken entrails” for cat food. SCSPA’s security guard there says “Everyone in there is paid minimum wage, the smell is overwhelming, and working conditions are unbearably hot, sweaty, bad lighting, and general misery.”

So while the GPA processes high-value frozen chicken for human consumption overseas, the SPA processes dried-out, low-value chicken guts for bagging and sale at your local super market.

My sources say this is all okay with Sen. Tom Davis, by the way, who “doesn’t want to get involved.”

There’s leadership for you.

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McLobbyist April 23, 2013 at 12:51 am

Davis is cowed by his fellow legislators. Once he had a hatred of McConnell but was afraid of taking him on. Now he hates Leatherman but is afraid of him, too. Lobbyists call him the wet noodle.

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shifty henry April 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Benton County —-

1) corporate headquarters: Walmart – Daisy(air rifles) – JB Hunt Transport

2) Tyson Foods has a distribution center in Benton County, and is headquartered in adjacent Washington County, and actually overlaps into Benton County.

….sounds like $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to me

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Will Folks aka Sic April 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Funny … we had a request into Walmart corporate headquarters last week that has (thusfar) gone unanswered. Berry, berry interesting …

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Right April 21, 2013 at 9:45 pm

It certainly does, Shifty, it certainly does. That’s what she follows, so, naturally.

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Cluck Cluck Cluck April 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Tyson is also a major frozen chick exporter customer via the Georgia Port Authority’s new on-dock blast-freezer / cold storage warehouse. These cargoes move via breakbulk reefer vessels and create hundreds and hundreds of high-paying jobs. The SC State Port Authority owns one such cold storage warehouse — at the Veterans Terminal at the Navy Base — but it is used to process, for domestic consumption, “dry chicken entrails” for cat food. SCSPA’s security guard there says “Everyone in there is paid minimum wage, the smell is overwhelming, and working conditions are unbearably hot, sweaty, bad lighting, and general misery.”

So while the GPA processes high-value frozen chicken for human consumption overseas, the SPA processes dried-out, low-value chicken guts for bagging and sale at your local super market.

My sources say this is all okay with Sen. Tom Davis, by the way, who “doesn’t want to get involved.”

There’s leadership for you.

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McLobbyist April 23, 2013 at 12:51 am

Davis is cowed by his fellow legislators. Once he had a hatred of McConnell but was afraid of taking him on. Now he hates Leatherman but is afraid of him, too. Lobbyists call him the wet noodle.

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Former supporter April 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm

This kind of language could cause some serious crap and is highly irresponsible. This could be considered as a threat against public officials. Haley should fit right in with irresponsible!
My thought, don’t shoot any of them, it would be too merciful.
Throw them all out of office. Now, losing the elected office which they cherish above all other, including thei families and children, that will really hurt!

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shifty henry April 21, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Thank you, Jenny Sanford

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Former supporter April 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm

This kind of language could cause some serious crap and is highly irresponsible. This could be considered as a threat against public officials. Haley should fit right in with irresponsible!
My thought, don’t shoot any of them, it would be too merciful.
Throw them all out of office. Now, losing the elected office which they cherish above all other, including thei families and children, that will really hurt!

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shifty henry April 21, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Thank you, Jenny Sanford

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shifty henry April 21, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Hmmmmm – maybe this guy Nogy works for Daisy… maybe his intent is to shoot politicians in their asses with BBs !

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shifty henry April 21, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Hmmmmm – maybe this guy Nogy works for Daisy… maybe his intent is to shoot politicians in their asses with BBs !

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Moman50 April 21, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Just some average Tea Party types,whats the big deal?

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Moman50 April 21, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Just some average Tea Party types,whats the big deal?

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BigT April 22, 2013 at 5:55 am

Liberal advocate slitting the throats of babies or throwing living babies in the toilet. You put the rights of a Jihadist above the life of an 8-year-old boy.

Obama (your GALL DARN PRESIDENT) said if the Republicans bring a knife, we’ll bring a GUN!!!!!!! ..Obama-Pelosi wants a GOVERNEMNT DEATH PANEL to give a thumbs up or thumbs down on your grandmother’s LIFE!!!!!

Yet, you $#!* in your pants over some exaggerated words…WORDS!!!!!!!!

People this (idiots like FITS) is why this country is in the mess it’s in. THINK FOR YOURSELVES….The liberals will have you as IGNORNT as FITS and Rachael Maddow, if you follow their lead…

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Get A Blog April 22, 2013 at 7:29 am

Shut the fuck up already. Do you ever fuckin’ sleep? Work?

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BigT April 22, 2013 at 7:51 am

When you attack me or my habits, which is what 95% of you do (even FITS does it)…It means you have NO answer. It means I hit the nail on the head and beat your carping little sissy liberal CRAP!!!….

If the GOP played like I did, instead of like scared little twerps…Conservative policy (not failed liberals) would rule, and we’d have GOOD (not just FITS-Pampered-types) in all our offices…

You people (left-wingers) are UGLY, Corrupt and wrong and it’s provable. But the Republicans in power cower to you…and Dumb!$$#$ like Obama, FITS and Chris Matthews gain ground and Damage our country tremendously…

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Goldwater Blues April 22, 2013 at 8:08 am

One thng I’ve noticed: If ANYONE attacks you, their a left winger…ever think a conserative tires of you? This one has.

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nitrat April 22, 2013 at 11:41 am

The best way to deal with a troll is to ignore them.

Sailor April 22, 2013 at 9:40 am

Wrong again asshole! Other posters attack you because you’re a brain dead fucking moron! Other than the re-arrangement of some words, your posts are all the same, filled with hateful diatribes and never giving sources for your outlandish claims. Frankly, you’ve turned into a fucking bore!

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Liberal=Science=Equality April 22, 2013 at 11:47 am

Whoo! I see BigT got all worked up over the weekend: Cover-ups, conspiracies, Obama this and that, that and this…Did Rush have a live marathon for nutjobs?

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BigT April 22, 2013 at 5:55 am

Liberal advocate slitting the throats of babies or throwing living babies in the toilet. You put the rights of a Jihadist above the life of an 8-year-old boy.

Obama (your GALL DARN PRESIDENT) said if the Republicans bring a knife, we’ll bring a GUN!!!!!!! ..Obama-Pelosi wants a GOVERNEMNT DEATH PANEL to give a thumbs up or thumbs down on your grandmother’s LIFE!!!!!

Yet, you $#!* in your pants over some exaggerated words…WORDS!!!!!!!!

People this (idiots like FITS) is why this country is in the mess it’s in. THINK FOR YOURSELVES….The liberals will have you as IGNORNT as FITS and Rachael Maddow, if you follow their lead…

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Get A Blog April 22, 2013 at 7:29 am

Shut the fuck up already. Do you ever fuckin’ sleep? Work?

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BigT April 22, 2013 at 7:51 am

When you attack me or my habits, which is what 95% of you do (even FITS does it)…It means you have NO answer. It means I hit the nail on the head and beat your carping little sissy liberal CRAP!!!….

If the GOP played like I did, instead of like scared little twerps…Conservative policy (not failed liberals) would rule, and we’d have GOOD (not just FITS-Pampered-types) in all our offices…

You people (left-wingers) are UGLY, Corrupt and wrong and it’s provable. But the Republicans in power cower to you…and Dumb!$$#$ like Obama, FITS and Chris Matthews gain ground and Damage our country tremendously…

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Goldwater Blues April 22, 2013 at 8:08 am

One thng I’ve noticed: If ANYONE attacks you, their a left winger…ever think a conserative tires of you? This one has.

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nitrat April 22, 2013 at 11:41 am

The best way to deal with a troll is to ignore them.

Sailor April 22, 2013 at 9:40 am

Wrong again asshole! Other posters attack you because you’re a brain dead fucking moron! Other than the re-arrangement of some words, your posts are all the same, filled with hateful diatribes and never giving sources for your outlandish claims. Frankly, you’ve turned into a fucking bore!

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Hot Air Balloon April 22, 2013 at 11:47 am

Whoo! I see BigT got all worked up over the weekend: Cover-ups, conspiracies, Obama this and that, that and this…Did Rush have a live marathon for nutjobs?

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lowcorider April 22, 2013 at 6:43 am

Why do republicans fear Sharia law? Republicans are Sharia law.

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BigT April 22, 2013 at 7:54 am

The Muslim Brotherhood was empowered and is STRONGLY supported by Obama…they are Sharia Law…So go tell that lie somewhere else…..

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Goldwater Blues April 22, 2013 at 8:11 am

See, like this shit…WTF does THIS have to do with Haley’s New Friends?

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Goldwater Blues April 22, 2013 at 8:13 am

You too, Lowcorider.

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lowcorider April 22, 2013 at 10:38 pm

You talkin to me?

Smirks April 22, 2013 at 10:11 am

Welcome to FITSNews! You must be new here!

In fairness, BigT was just replying to someone else’s comment.

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lowcorider April 22, 2013 at 10:36 pm

And in what part of South Carolina are they in control.

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Smirks April 22, 2013 at 10:08 am

Not sure why Sharia law was brought up.

Sharia law is competition. I’ve talked to several Christian fundamentalists who wish they could make laws based on their beliefs, like making gay sex illegal, banning the consumption of alcohol, limiting what can be put on TV or in movies, etc. Stuff that is already done in Muslim theocracies. They just want to make sure that it is -their- beliefs and -their- god it is done for.

This is why the religious right freaks out at a “Muslim foot-washing station” that turns out to be a fucking mop sink, but complain about being oppressed when they can’t have the Ten Commandments or nativity scenes placed in just about any public area they want. Schools can’t talk about Ramadan without pissing someone off, but they better have a tree come December, and they better call it a Christmas tree! This is why Sharia Law is something we have to fight, but a state religion is A-OK, as long as it is Christianity of course!

http://www.mediaite.com/online/anti-sharia-gop-lawmakers-confuse-mop-sink-for-muslim-foot-washing-station/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2013/04/04/a-state-religion-whats-next-north-carolina-secession/

Basically, they want secularism enforced except when it comes to their religion, in which they want to force it down everyone’s throats.

Of course, I’m sure someone will be here to remind me that all Muslims are out to get us infidels, and Christians r gr8, and we’ve never done anything that could be perceived as wrong, ever, or something.

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lowcorider April 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Nobody brought it up. I just felt like fucking with republicans. I mean these republicans can’t get the little things right so how is anyone gonna trust them with anything of consequence.

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Lowcorider April 22, 2013 at 6:43 am

Why do republicans fear Sharia law? Republicans are Sharia law.

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BigT April 22, 2013 at 7:54 am

The Muslim Brotherhood was empowered and is STRONGLY supported by Obama…they are Sharia Law…So go tell that lie somewhere else…..

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Goldwater Blues April 22, 2013 at 8:11 am

See, like this shit…WTF does THIS have to do with Haley’s New Friends?

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Goldwater Blues April 22, 2013 at 8:13 am

You too, Lowcorider.

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Lowcorider April 22, 2013 at 10:38 pm

You talkin to me?

Smirks April 22, 2013 at 10:11 am

Welcome to FITSNews! You must be new here!

In fairness, BigT was just replying to someone else’s comment.

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Lowcorider April 22, 2013 at 10:36 pm

And in what part of South Carolina are they in control.

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Smirks April 22, 2013 at 10:08 am

Not sure why Sharia law was brought up.

Sharia law is competition. I’ve talked to several Christian fundamentalists who wish they could make laws based on their beliefs, like making gay sex illegal, banning the consumption of alcohol, limiting what can be put on TV or in movies, etc. Stuff that is already done in Muslim theocracies. They just want to make sure that it is -their- beliefs and -their- god it is done for.

This is why the religious right freaks out at a “Muslim foot-washing station” that turns out to be a fucking mop sink, but complain about being oppressed when they can’t have the Ten Commandments or nativity scenes placed in just about any public area they want. Schools can’t talk about Ramadan without pissing someone off, but they better have a tree come December, and they better call it a Christmas tree! This is why Sharia Law is something we have to fight, but a state religion is A-OK, as long as it is Christianity of course!

http://www.mediaite.com/online/anti-sharia-gop-lawmakers-confuse-mop-sink-for-muslim-foot-washing-station/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2013/04/04/a-state-religion-whats-next-north-carolina-secession/

Basically, they want secularism enforced except when it comes to their religion, in which they want to force it down everyone’s throats.

Of course, I’m sure someone will be here to remind me that all Muslims are out to get us infidels, and Christians r gr8, and we’ve never done anything that could be perceived as wrong, ever, or something.

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Lowcorider April 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Nobody brought it up. I just felt like fucking with republicans. I mean these republicans can’t get the little things right so how is anyone gonna trust them with anything of consequence.

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Arkansas Traveler April 22, 2013 at 9:43 am

The toothbrush must have been invented in Arkansas–otherwise it would have been named the teethbrush.

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Arkansas Traveler April 22, 2013 at 9:43 am

The toothbrush must have been invented in Arkansas–otherwise it would have been named the teethbrush.

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Trevor Bauknight April 22, 2013 at 10:36 am

I love how you can’t copy and paste a line from your articles. Very clever.

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tomstickler April 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

“I love how you can’t copy and paste a line from your articles. Very clever.”

No problem here. Nor here:

“If we can’t shoot them, we have to at least be firm in our threat to take immediate action against them politically, socially, and civically if they screw up on something this big. Personally, I think a gun is quicker and more merciful, but hey, we can’t.”

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Trevor Bauknight April 22, 2013 at 10:36 am

I love how you can’t copy and paste a line from your articles. Very clever.

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tomstickler April 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

“I love how you can’t copy and paste a line from your articles. Very clever.”

No problem here. Nor here:

“If we can’t shoot them, we have to at least be firm in our threat to take immediate action against them politically, socially, and civically if they screw up on something this big. Personally, I think a gun is quicker and more merciful, but hey, we can’t.”

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jimlewisowb April 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Wonder if there is anything in the State’s Constitution that allows for the Lt. Governor to take the helm if the Governor is out of State more than in the State: abandonment of official duties

If the Gypsy Queen had been a burger flipper at Rush’s, she would have been let go a long time ago

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jimlewisowb April 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Wonder if there is anything in the State’s Constitution that allows for the Lt. Governor to take the helm if the Governor is out of State more than in the State: abandonment of official duties

If the Gypsy Queen had been a burger flipper at Rush’s, she would have been let go a long time ago

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? April 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm

My god, this is face only a mother could love…..or Sic Willie.

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You know me April 22, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Or Thad, or Larry, or Mark?

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? April 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm

My god, this is face only a mother could love…..or Sic Willie.

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You know me April 22, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Or Thad, or Larry, or Mark?

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Sam April 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm

You’ve got to understand this is a woman who uses the words …talk smack, mack daddy, ect. But I am sure there are a few non-rednecks from Bamberg. Got to be.

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Sam April 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm

You’ve got to understand this is a woman who uses the words …talk smack, mack daddy, ect. But I am sure there are a few non-rednecks from Bamberg. Got to be.

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Marko April 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm

I have a confession to make. I had wild sex with Nikki last night. It was, like, wow man, so groovy, I felt like I was in the tube at Malibu. Nikki is different from Maria but the same karma, like, because they’re both, well, brown and from far away. Both smell like lotus flowers, man. And they both ring my bicycle bell. I mean, Ding, man. Nikki’s alone, and that’s not right, man. Loneliness is bad, bad karma, and we were getting onto the same vibrations, ’cause Maria’s out of town for three days. Guys, it was luxurious, calm, and her voluptuousness is almost as good as Maria’s. We swam in love fluids, man, it was absolutely tubular. See you on the flip side, dudes.

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shifty henry April 23, 2013 at 9:30 am

—- Maria has moved on from bicycles

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Marko April 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm

I have a confession to make. I had wild sex with Nikki last night. It was, like, wow man, so groovy, I felt like I was in the tube at Malibu. Nikki is different from Maria but the same karma, like, because they’re both, well, brown and from far away. Both smell like lotus flowers, man. And they both ring my bicycle bell. I mean, Ding, man. Nikki’s alone, and that’s not right, man. Loneliness is bad, bad karma, and we were getting onto the same vibrations, ’cause Maria’s out of town for three days. Guys, it was luxurious, calm, and her voluptuousness is almost as good as Maria’s. We swam in love fluids, man, it was absolutely tubular. See you on the flip side, dudes.

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shifty henry April 23, 2013 at 9:30 am

—- Maria has moved on from bicycles

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Neil April 23, 2013 at 10:11 am

Fits sure is butthurt whenever a republican goes somewhere to give a speech. I haven’t seen anything about Obama using the Texas plant explosion as an excuse to go to two fundraisers in Texas. Why is that? And when is that evidence of your affair coming out? Thought there was supposed to be a Time Life book about it by now. lol

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Neil April 23, 2013 at 10:11 am

Fits sure is butthurt whenever a republican goes somewhere to give a speech. I haven’t seen anything about Obama using the Texas plant explosion as an excuse to go to two fundraisers in Texas. Why is that? And when is that evidence of your affair coming out? Thought there was supposed to be a Time Life book about it by now. lol

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BushCheney2012 April 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Mark only used our Tax Dollars because he could get some hot Argentina
poontang, and any red blooded family values guy can understand that, I
understand why his hysterical and emotional opponent does not.

Further, his son put Mark in a bad situation by wanting to leave the
Superbowl party. What was Mark to do – the only place this new
technology called “Television” is available is in downtown Charleston
and Jenny’s house.

This was all Jenny’s Sanford’s fault, she let herself “go” and forced
Mark to outsource their martial relations to Argentina. Now Jenny is one
of the “takers” that Mitt warned us about with her excessive alimony
and so called “child support” demands! Typical lazy and unmotivated US
worker that Mark so often talks about!

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BushCheney2016forMerica April 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Mark only used our Tax Dollars because he could get some hot Argentina
poontang, and any red blooded family values guy can understand that, I
understand why his hysterical and emotional opponent does not.

Further, his son put Mark in a bad situation by wanting to leave the
Superbowl party. What was Mark to do – the only place this new
technology called “Television” is available is in downtown Charleston
and Jenny’s house.

This was all Jenny’s Sanford’s fault, she let herself “go” and forced
Mark to outsource their martial relations to Argentina. Now Jenny is one
of the “takers” that Mitt warned us about with her excessive alimony
and so called “child support” demands! Typical lazy and unmotivated US
worker that Mark so often talks about!

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