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Todd Kincannon Arrested

FORMER SCGOP LEADER, SOCIAL MEDIA FIREBRAND CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE || By FITSNEWS ||  Sheriff’s deputies in Lexington County, S.C. have arrested former state “Republican” party executive director and social media firebrand Todd Kincannon – charging the prominent Palmetto attorney with criminal domestic violence (CDV) in the aftermath of a bizarre…

FORMER SCGOP LEADER, SOCIAL MEDIA FIREBRAND CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

|| By FITSNEWS ||  Sheriff’s deputies in Lexington County, S.C. have arrested former state “Republican” party executive director and social media firebrand Todd Kincannon – charging the prominent Palmetto attorney with criminal domestic violence (CDV) in the aftermath of a bizarre incident last month.

A more serious kidnapping charge was reportedly in the works against Kincannon, who according to a police report grabbed his wife Ashely Griffith‘s arm during a March 26 argument in their car, “squeezing it tightly, thus preventing her from exiting the vehicle.”

Griffith told police Kincannon threatened to kill her, himself and her family during the incident – threats he is accused of having made previously.

According to Kincannon, he “accidentally overdosed” on the prescription drug Benzonatate – which he says he took to deal with an upper respiratory infection.

“Basically, I went completely crazy after taking it,” Kincannon told The (Charleston, S.C.) City Paper, the news outlet which first broke the story on March 28. “I don’t even remember all of it.  My wife called 911 because she was worried about me and my behavior was way out of character and erratic, and she was afraid for her safety and mine.”

Will police be able to make the CDV charge?

Remember, Kincannon and Griffith issued a joint statement last week in response to the incident.  In that statement, the couple said they would not be “voluntarily participating in any further inquiries” related to the incident – nor “testifying in any court proceedings related to this matter.”

It’s not immediately clear how such a “united front” will complicate Kincannon’s prosecution.

Kincannon – the self-described “honey badger of American politics” – has been inflaming the far left for years with his over-the-top social media pronouncements.  No wonder liberal websites across the country have been gleefully documenting his latest troubles.

Closer to home, Kincannon’s arrest is likely to reignite a contentious debate over CDV reform – which has already been dominating headlines (and dogging GOP leaders) in South Carolina.

Kincannon and Griffith remain separated in the aftermath of last month’s incident, however sources close to the investigation tell FITS Griffith has already requested that a “no contact” order typically issued in CDV cases be waived in this case.

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86 comments

GrandTango April 6, 2015 at 11:34 pm

FITS: “A more serious kidnapping charge was reportedly (in) the works against Kincannon”…..

You a trip…

LMAO…..And your followers don’t even blink…they just march in lockstep….ignorant of EVERY F*#k up….Hahahaha……

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Pineapple Twist April 6, 2015 at 11:39 pm

No GT, you are a trip, he is just a vacation from people like you ;)

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Buz Martin April 7, 2015 at 9:38 am

Please don’t tell me there are actually other people like him in the universe. Besides pogo, anyway.

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Rock Obama April 7, 2015 at 9:42 am

Hold on there Buz. Actually Pineapple and Brigid are rational. They may be to the right, but not offensive name callers. They actually debate ideas. GT will alienate them soon. I’m just taking the easy tract with him, I ignore him. “Talk to the Hand”

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Buz Martin April 7, 2015 at 9:48 am

I agree. Pineapple and Bridgid are among the dwindling few that I do consider to be on the “reasonable right.”

Me, I just enjoy talking shit about GT and his equally twisted butt-buddy.

Rocky April 7, 2015 at 9:56 am

I dunno – his tirades are getting old – about as entertaining as a case of the clap. I used to enjoy getting him riled up, but it’s like throwing a stick for a dog. Just too easy.

Buz Martin April 7, 2015 at 11:02 am

But the dog has an actual personality.

easterndumbfuckistan April 7, 2015 at 12:38 am

My guess and it’s only a guess is that this was made under the “must arrest” CDV law. In the joint statement they made it was made clear that she would not cooperate in any investigation so the kidnapping charge would be impossible to prosecute. The CDV charge will likely go in to the trash heap of history as well unless he pleads guilty or she changes her mind, but our “Republican” state legislators decided that we should have a must arrest statute on the books in order to please the MSM and waste more $$$$.

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You Know My Name April 7, 2015 at 4:27 am

Like!

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BrigidBernadette April 7, 2015 at 8:22 am

We don’t know what has gone on between the statement and now. Maybe she changed her mind, or maybe that statement was bull. Is a joint statement to the media legally binding? Don’t think so. Especially if it was predicated on him leaving her alone, which somehow I can’t imagine him sticking to.

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easterndumbfuckistan April 7, 2015 at 10:29 am

I doubt it’s legally binding, though if she breaks it I can see TK going after her for breach of contract in court, because he’s just that kind of guy. Though she might change her mind and testify if so then it could go somewhere. If she’s not going to testify or cooperate then it is going to be a difficult if not impossible case to try. They can’t force her to testify since they are married, and prosecuting a case against an attorney with no witnesses, and other than one police report and some random audio she posted on the internet no evidence is likely not worth it.

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Buz Martin April 7, 2015 at 9:29 am

Your followers don’t do shit. Coz they don’t exist.

Well, there is that one. Sandi “pogo the flipper” Morals. Who obviously works for H&R Block, since he’s been absent for a while. Busy season for him. He’ll be back, though, and have your back. side. Haha! Like he’s never had it before!

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Saluda Rapids April 7, 2015 at 10:19 am

Wow. YOU want to play grammar police? Hypocrite much?

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Pineapple Twist April 6, 2015 at 11:39 pm

Imagine that “olice in Lexington County, S.C. have arrested former state “Republican” party executive director and social media firebrand Todd Kincannon – charging the prominent Palmetto attorney with domestic violence in the aftermath of a bizarre incident last month.”

Wonder if he will get off? You know, being the Honey Badger of Politics and the Prolific Twitter Troll and all.

She finally found someone to take her case, much thanks to FITS!

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Buz Martin April 7, 2015 at 9:25 am

Yeah, SC probably has HBoT & PTT exceptions, on the books.

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johnq April 6, 2015 at 11:47 pm

This lady needs to get away from that weirdo before something bad happens to her.

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Writenow April 7, 2015 at 9:54 am

What do you “before” bad things happen to her?
Bad things “happened” to her when she married him.

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Guest April 6, 2015 at 11:57 pm

Post his booking photo, looks like he’s been on a 6 month drunk. Kinda pudgy and red-nosed.

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shifty henry April 7, 2015 at 8:20 am

Why does he resemble a young Metts? ( jus’ askin’ …)

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Mark M. April 7, 2015 at 8:29 am

Daddy…is that you….?

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shifty henry April 7, 2015 at 9:08 am

A boy, on his 12th birthday, asks his mother, “Mother, I’ve grown up without a father, and you promised me that on my 12th birthday you would tell me who my real father is.”

His mother says, “Yes, my son, it happened this way. In a certain state where I was living, there is a certain town. In that certain town is
a certain saloon. In that saloon I met a certain man.”

Excitedly the boy says, “Oh yes, yes! And he’s my father?”

His mother replies, “Actually, I’m not certain!”

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Fleece Johnson April 7, 2015 at 8:38 am

He’s my type:

http://mugshots.com/Current-Events/JAMES-KINCANNON.96756261.html

I like them soft & pudgy. I’m going to look after him in the joint. He’s going to be my exclusive:

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

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Buz Martin April 7, 2015 at 9:23 am

That’s the most “Beauty and the Beast” photo of them yet.

Sure hope she does not have illusions that he’s really a prince of a fellow, under an evil spell.

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Town Crier April 7, 2015 at 12:17 am

Ashely, better safe than sorry. Or dead. Get the no-contact order or restraining order.

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Mike at the Beach April 7, 2015 at 2:07 am

That young lady is in for a long, ugly, miserable couple of years if she thinks guys like this suddenly straighten up and fly right. Hopefully things work out in her favor.

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southmauldin April 7, 2015 at 10:30 am

She appears to be very young, immature and ignorant. He probably is the sole support for his trophy wife and she feels like she can change him/has no other option other than moving back with her parents. I don’t feel sorry for her because she knew what kind of a piece of shit he is, yet married him anyway.

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Fecal Matters April 7, 2015 at 12:41 pm

That’s a trophy wife? Are you blind?

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Original Good Old Boy April 7, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Only in a relative way, compared to her troll husband.

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Fecal Matters April 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Yes, a catch for a troglodyte like him, for sure.

Trent April 7, 2015 at 4:27 am

Another fine product of USC’s law school …this guy lives on fumes and thinks he pisses vinegar

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John April 7, 2015 at 10:50 am

Not to mention a Clempson grad! And before that he was a little home school fuck.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 7, 2015 at 6:02 am

TBG: Psychic

Future Quote:
“Our love is TOO strong to be stopped by a silly ol’ restraining order…”

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Don April 7, 2015 at 6:51 am

Aren’t there more important issues on which the legal system can focus?

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BrigidBernadette April 7, 2015 at 7:37 am

I take you won’t mind then if get into your vehicle, start screaming at you, refuse to let you exit the vehicle by force, and then threaten to kill you and your family.

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Lilly April 7, 2015 at 7:50 am

it………I

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Rocky April 7, 2015 at 7:52 am

And that’s the least we know about. How often did he threaten to kill her or her family if she didn’t perform her ‘wifely” duties. A form or rape.

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GrandTango April 7, 2015 at 8:01 am

What gives YOU the right to tell him how to LOVE?…

Hypocrite much?….LMAO….

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BrigidBernadette April 7, 2015 at 8:12 am

Now that was funny GT. He’s probably thinking that this morning as they pass out the baloney on white bread and kool aid. Wait, did i just write that?

Rocky April 7, 2015 at 8:26 am

Talk to hand.

easterndumbfuckistan April 7, 2015 at 11:15 am

He’s mad at his girlfriend right now. Why would he talk to her?

Buz Martin April 7, 2015 at 9:19 am

You rape much, yourself, GT?

lol Don’t tell me I can’t extrapolate from how people present themselves on here. You say I’m jealous of rich people with power. I say you admire guys who rape and commit CDV. You sure do seem to be hell-bent on defending them, after all. (If they are “conservative Republicans” like you.)

Have you written a fan letter to the Cos, lately?

GrandTango April 7, 2015 at 9:48 am

Did i miss something?… Is he accused of rape?…
PS: I do think the CDV hysteria is out of control, because it has become a liberal-pop culture cause. All the attention and the laws won’t do much, if anything, to stop the lower-brow portion of culture that commits a vast majority of CDV.
As it is: the new laws will likely just make it easier for women to hate men, and give them a new weapon in what used to be non-violent arguments.

Buz Martin April 7, 2015 at 10:05 am

Women don’t need new laws to make it easy for them to hate men. Guys like you and Cos and Todd and T-Rav have that covered.

Don’t expect fairness from me, shithead. You reap the foul harvest you sow.

GrandTango April 7, 2015 at 10:42 am

Sounds like A LOT of projection there, pal.

Confess much???…LMAO…

Buz Martin April 7, 2015 at 10:59 am

No, feeb. You are the undisputed master of projection. But such a one-trick pony you don’t even manage to make any of it convincing in any way. Fatal flaw for any credibility you might hope to have.

BrigidBernadette April 7, 2015 at 8:15 am

Reading between the lines of his earlier tirade on tape, I kind of got the feeling that was part of his bitchin. “I HAD to cheat with other women–you wouldn’t blah blah blah!”

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Buz Martin April 7, 2015 at 9:16 am

The legal system is required to focus on the issues with which it is presented. You may think CDV is no big deal, or you may not give a shit if one Repub beats up another and threatens to kill her and her family, but for LE and the courts, this must be taken seriously.

There are those, obviously, in South Carolina and elsewhere, who’d just as soon see the the legal system ignore all cases like this. One can’t help but wonder about the private lives of those who feel that way.

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Goobersmacker April 7, 2015 at 11:05 am

Yes. Putting this clown away forever. Can’t wait until he drops the soap.

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Ho Hum April 7, 2015 at 7:21 am

can you say – bat shit crazy!

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Sixth Amendment April 7, 2015 at 7:49 am

This prosecution isn’t “complicated” at all.

If she won’t testify,there is no case.

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BrigidBernadette April 7, 2015 at 8:16 am

I don’t think it works that way anymore. Once a complaint is filed with investigators, they pursue it. But this is South Carolina…

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Mark M. April 7, 2015 at 8:28 am

Yep. Doesn’t matter once the State gets involved….

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Victorious Secret April 7, 2015 at 8:30 am

Au contraire.

If she doesn’t cooperate, they will have a very hard time introducing evidence. She cannot be compelled to testify.

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Mark M. April 7, 2015 at 8:31 am

If there’s a police record of violence, she doesn’t need to cooperate. He can be tried on this evidence alone. There are both records of violence, and a history of trouble between them. It’s enough for the State to cross the threshold…

Victorious Secret April 7, 2015 at 8:44 am

You’ll have a hearsay “hurdle” that I don’t think you’ll be able to cross. Police notes are completely inadmissible as hearsay. That is well-settled law. Read Rule 803 F. R. Evidence (and as 6th amendment aptly notes, the 6th amendment).

Ed April 7, 2015 at 8:54 am

It’s not impossible, but it is difficult when they don’t cooperate. Some 10 years ago they decided to try these cases regardless of the cooperation of the wife in order to try to help cut down on domestic violence. That politician or sheriff or someone over in Lexington was tried like 4 or 5 times before they finally let it go or he got a defense verdict.

Rocky April 7, 2015 at 9:34 am

Accept he’s not denying he did it. He’s saying he did it, but didn’t know it.

Ed April 7, 2015 at 10:01 am

Valid point! So really, he has made it worse on himself, because now he has to convince a jury that he did have the ability to comprehend. Good catch!!

Rocky April 7, 2015 at 10:27 am

There won’t ever be a jury. He’ll plea out, they’ll divorce, she’ll get a Volvo, and he’ll go get drunk every night looking for USC co-eds and settling for Columbia skank instead.

lexy April 7, 2015 at 11:31 am

Speaking of which, what ever happened to Ted Vick? Or should I call him moped-ted?

Writenow April 7, 2015 at 9:58 am

She’s not needed. But it is Lexington County. The “DUH” factor is high.

Sixth Amendment April 7, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Oh they can”pursue” it all they want.

However,where there are only two wines she’s,him and her, as apparently there is here?

The State cannot sustain the case without her testimony,under oath, in Court.

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Writenow April 7, 2015 at 9:57 am

She (reportedly) supplied tapes of his threats. Lexi tgon County screwed the pooch by waiting, but they have the evidence so they don’t need her permission, or help. But we are talking South Carolina. Lazy DAs = Highest rate of husbands murdering their wives in the nation.

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Stop CDV Now April 7, 2015 at 10:50 am

Lexington County has one of the best and toughest CDV Prosecutors that there is. She is very good at what she does and very thorough. She is fair to the defendants but very firm in her resolve to seek justice.

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Mark M. April 7, 2015 at 8:28 am

That dumbfuck may want to Google Benzonatate, and it’s side effects, before blaming the drug.

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Krazy Kat April 7, 2015 at 8:45 am

She may have signed the “Joint Statement” under duress in order to get away. He probably told her it was legally binding.

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Miss Marple April 7, 2015 at 8:48 am

She’s obviously much smarter than him, that much is clear. Whatever is happening, it appears to be exactly what she wants to happen. At every step in this “drama” she has been the one in control… and don’t you know that’s driving this egotistical control-freak crazy?

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Ed April 7, 2015 at 8:55 am

I imagine his interim suspension is not far behind now.

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John April 7, 2015 at 10:48 am

I think there is a decent chance this arrest was pushed by someone at the Supreme Court or ODC in order to provide a basis for that interim suspension.

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Ed April 7, 2015 at 3:04 pm

I did think his interim suspension has been typed up sitting in a drawer for a couple of years now–just waiting to fill in a couple of blanks.

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Buz Martin April 7, 2015 at 9:10 am

It’s all part of a massive conspiracy to make T-Rav look good.

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John April 7, 2015 at 11:16 am

We need to get Todd busted for dealing cocaine next.

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Face reader April 7, 2015 at 9:24 am

That smug booking photo sure looks like a guy that had a terrible reaction to a scrip and now finds himself in an unimaginable personal nightmare.

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Slim Shady April 7, 2015 at 9:45 am

Shouldn’t an attorney know better than to drive after taking too much of a medication that makes you “crazy” ? Would that be DWI ?

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ComradeAnon April 7, 2015 at 10:33 am

That was a handy excuse. It was BS.

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jimlewisowb April 7, 2015 at 10:28 am

Wife called up her mom and said, “He fought with me again, I am coming to live with you.”

Mom said, “No darling, he must pay for his mistake. I am coming to live with you.

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Rocky April 7, 2015 at 10:30 am

Me like joke very much. Our winner today folks.

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Squishy123 April 7, 2015 at 10:57 am

I hear CDV is common among political bloggers.

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Godslayer April 7, 2015 at 11:04 am

This is a man who embodies conservative values.

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Roseanne April 7, 2015 at 11:35 am

I don’t think you can call him a “prominent” attorney if what made him prominent is definitely something besides his legal skills, which are sorely lacking. He should keep his malpractice premiums paid up.

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linds April 7, 2015 at 11:39 am

Thad Viers part two.

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Writenow April 7, 2015 at 1:09 pm

How weird is it that a TV station covering this, omits the name of the judge who waived the “no contact” order? Oh wait. South Carolina. Highest murder rate in the country for husbands and wives. Never mind!

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E Norma Scok April 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm

CDV? Fits says “big deal”

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NepotismIsDomesticTerrorism April 7, 2015 at 2:13 pm

White Male beats his wife.
That’s The Law in Dixie.
If a White Male doesn’t beat his wife, his girlfriend, his mama, and/or one of his step-mamas at least once a day, he’ll get busted.
In Dixie.
Been The Law since long, long, long before the War of Northern Aggression.
Old news.

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Girl - get a back bone! April 7, 2015 at 3:29 pm

I DO NOT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU. I DO NOT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU OR YOUR PROBLEMS. YOUR POOR SPIRIT. YOUR LITTLE JOB IS NOT THAT IMPRESSIVE . I DO NOT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU…………I hope she still hears that annoying condescending voice of his every waking hour. I DO NOT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU.

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