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Re: Should Black People...

Isome ·
No, no, no we should not and are not responsible for them being comfortable. One of the biggest obstacles we face is their propensity to view themselves as the center of the universe and all that they do, think and feel as the norm, or as the normative standard to which everything is compared and judged. Much like spoiled children, they need to learn that the sun does not rise and set upon them. A little discomfort is just what the doctor ordered.
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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Empty Purnata ·
True, these are sadly too absent from the Asian-American Community. There are good Asian-American musicians, artists and entertainers, I'm not sure I would say the entertainers are "great" (as in universally notoriable). Just like Afrian-Americans, Asian-Americans also face a glass ceiling in this country as well. They are expected by White Americans to be nothing more than businessmen and scientists. Just keep serving YT and keep their noses to the grind. I think some Asian-American...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
"Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12, 2006 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) sought bribes, jobs for his children and other favors for providing political support to a company setting up Internet service in Nigeria, according to a former aide's guilty plea, entered Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. In an alleged conspiracy,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
...the legacy of AA, Social Welfare, our disgraceful elected representatives, and/or that no good Black middleclass who praise them. .....and pat yourself on the back if you've distanced yourself from that inept, sleazy, worthless no good Black middleclass..... ********************************** "Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12,...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Isome: Please detail the ERRORS in my post that you refer to INSTEAD of the points that YOU disagree with? Are they "wrong" because YOU disagree with them or are they "wrong" in absolute terms? It is interesting that when AMERICA talked about "unifying behind the flag" after the 9/11 attacks SOME PEOPLE like Al Sharpton wisely saw the consequences of doing so. (another positive comment about a Black person, HB). He saw the call for UNITY as a call to put aside all of his concerns that were...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

HonestBrother ·
Thanks for the heads up, CF! As a college teacher I now have a warning to be prepared for the * intellectual confusion * you're sending my way. And note the correct spelling of A-C-H-I-E-V-E-M-E-N-T Echoing MBM, you still don't get it. You're not addressing a bunch of failures in this forum. Some of us success stories * are * the result of the supposed fundamentalism you rail against. Another * lesson on leadership * : modify what comes out of your f*cking mouth to take into account who your...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
NOW THIS IS KEY RIGHT HERE. I'm glad that you posted this, Nmag. Now these are things which harm Black Unity in America more than anything else (I would also add those who view quick monetary gain through illegal activity as "acceptable" to the dis-unity list). For Black Unity to be achieved, we also need more communal ethic with Black Businesses. Many Black Businesses operate just like White Businesses and just do business with whoever the highest bidder is (so in the end, it doesn't help...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Noah The African ·
I think that actions are motivated by emotions, when not motivated directly by instinct without thought. Some emotions thus produce an instinctive reaction, such as fear producing the action resultant of fight or flight. Unity is an action and hence requires a prerequisite emotion to motivate towards the instinctive reaction to the emotion. There is nothing that creates unity more than a shared enemy. This is why this nation always embarks upon a campaign of demonizing an entity in order to...
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Re: Bible = The Word of God?

nubian1125 ·
I believe jesus is the word of GOD.Yeshua/Jesus has to be taken out of false light that he is being held in. Black christians take and get alot of heat. But i believe the foundation of that is because of the image of Yeshua, in our hearts we don't see him as one of us, one that looked like us or been through what we been through. When in fact he is as close to us as any as our brothers and sisters are today. Moses said that GOD WILL RISE UP A PROPHET LIKE MYSELF, when the people asked moses...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Here's a helpful hint - If you see a thread in the Den started by RadioRaheem and you click it and pictures start to come up, click your Back button and leave the thread! You probably don't want to see what's in there! Have you castigated the thread starter of Eye Candy in A Sista's Spot? If I or other men here think those photos are tasteless, should we post pictures to counter that? Most of us would say NO - Know why? We don't care - It's your fantasy. Look at whomever you like, posed...
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Yemaya ·
Great post Noah! We don't allow ourselves to see other black people as being "black like us" and vice versa. Often times the majority of our people are suffering from the sames types of issues and don't even know it because there is a certain amount of disconnect. Some of the disconnect is external and some is internal. If we overcome the internal disconnect, we can definitely overcome the external disconnects.
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Speak for yourself. "Worse off before" what? In the past 5 years I have had 2 children, gotten a new job with a 5 figure raise, paid off the majority of my debt and gotten more spiritually focused. Maybe rather than looking to what the GOD-verment can distribute to you it is time to look for another more effective source for grace? The United States might be facing more challenges as other powers around the world rise up from the previos period of colonialism and players in the big battle...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Nmaginate ·
Ummm... GROWTH FIGURES in the same sectors. Manufacturing, etc. The thing here is the impact on workers; aka "the people." Understand, now?? How about now? QUESTION: How is there "pain" when there is no Net TANGIBLE Loss (i.e. something that can be felt or touched)? How can someone run the risk of being unemployed when NOTHING IS LOST?? Hmmm....
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Toussaint, you seem to be a less intellectually worthy opponent than in the past, unless I am confusing you with someone else. First, do not put words in my mouth. I never made a pro or con argument in regards to free trade, my argument was against your denial of zero sums. The first thing that you need to note about Hong Kong is that it was a City-state, like Singapore. These small populations are easily turned around by direct foreign investment from large wealthy nations, pumping in...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Here is a real work example of zero sum Toussiant. Who can forget the neocons' claim that under their leadership America creates its own reality? Remember the neocons' Iraq reality--a "cakewalk" war? After three years of combat, thousands of casualties, and cost estimated at over $1 trillion, real reality must still compete with the White House spin machine. One might think that the Iraq experience would restore sober judgement to policymakers. Alas, neocon reality has spread everywhere. It...
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Re: Please, please read and digest

Faheem ·
The U.S. is still trying to flex its muscle towards Iran while China and Russia are using the U.S. arogance to their advantage. ========================== China-Iran Energy Talks Complicate Nuclear Standoff February 17, 2006; Page A6 China and Iran are trying to conclude a multibillion-dollar oil-and-gas deal in coming weeks, underscoring how China's appetite for energy could undermine Washington's efforts to isolate Iran. An agreement would seal a memorandum of understanding signed by China...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Pace Tua ·
Toussaint, a few of your assumptions are flawed. For one, the assumption that free-market economies are free. This may be more or less true, but for us it's getting less and less true with each passing year. Government de-regulation, government interference, corporate collusion and monopolistic practices are limiting that free-market more and more over time. The result is less choice, not more. Good cases in point are the lack of enforcement of anti-trust laws that are on the books and the...
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Re: You Negroes Quit Whining, look how Oprah lives...which proves everything is fine

Nmaginate ·
It's the same rhetoric ignorant Black and White people (willed or innocently ignorant) use to try to deal with the Cognitive Dissonance or whatever the hell their malfunction is. Ummm... Excuse me Mr. Elders, but MLK never stopped "complaining about the poor conditions under which minorities lived." He's like the clueless and rationalizing Whites who didn't realize Dr. King had these types of things to say at those "inconvenient" and "impolite" moments: Elder needs to study King and give a...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

Empty Purnata ·
I hear you guys that anti-Black racism does exist amongst other "POC". However, many other Minorities could say the same thing about Blacks, I've heard many say that we look down on them and have the view that we are "entitled" to things that they are not. I have noticed that some African-Americans have taken on the White man's attitude of "American Entitlement". The attitude, "I'm an American, I'm not White, but I've been here longer, and these damn foreigners shouldn't be allowed to get...
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Re: Khalil Gibran

Khalliqa ·
And another one of my FAVORITES!!!! Ummmm..... My favorite quote from this poem is in bold.... So much so... I even put the quote as an introduction on my cell phone... I want to get a T-Shirt printed with the quote ..... I just might do that for the summer Peace, Virtue On Reason & Passion And the priestess spoke again and said: "Speak to us of Reason and Passion." And he answered saying: Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against...
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Re: Babies having babies

xxGAMBITxx ·
With the available information out there and these kids know how to access and have accessed it more than once in their lives, I feel the fault lies with them. We can blame societal, parental and all types of out variables but it all comes down to this: The teens know all about sex, know what happens when you have sex *uprotected/protected* and still went ahead with it anyway. Basically you have two knuckleheads who logically should'nt be allowed to cross the street own thier own let alone ...
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Re: Mulatto Couple Produces Blonde, Blue Eyed White Child

Pace Tua ·
The results of the Human Genome Project, completed in 2003 and the HapMap project seem to contradict this statement. Some excerpts: By the Numbers: The human genome contains 3164.7 million chemical nucleotide bases (A, C, T, and G). The average gene consists of 3000 bases, but sizes vary greatly, with the largest known human gene being dystrophin at 2.4 million bases. The total number of genes is estimated at 30,000 "”much lower than previous estimates of 80,000 to 140,000 that had been...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
It disturbs me that on every side I see * systems of control * on the rise: systems meant to keep us under control: whether that be the prison industrial complex, the military industrial complex, or these loopy religious movements: it's the same thing... And what's much worse is that we're willingly running into the arms of those same systems... Even if one resists - as I do - to make matters worse, our own women are demanding we submit to this control in some form or other... As descendants...
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Re: Mulatto Couple Produces Blonde, Blue Eyed White Child

kresge ·
Great information!
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Re: Babies having babies

qty226 ·
This maybe true.......but on the flip side, you have adults having unprotected sex all time.....and really, they should know better!! I think 'one' of the problems, is that parents arent teaching their children when they are young. You cant wait until a child becomes a teenager to talk about sex........and you must train both boys/girls!! My mom always said, that if she didnt train her children about sex........the streets would.
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Kai ·
We should all wish for systems of control. It is not control which is the problem, it is control which runs contrary to the natural desires of those striving to be civilized, which creats the problem. Humanity has always created law, and enforcement agencies to ensure security. Are you not under the control of America? Are you not happy to know that someone in this nations seeks to control the crime rate? You want control... Also are you suggesting that the NOI is part of the group of "Loopy...
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Re: Babies having babies

xxGAMBITxx ·
Hey you! Hope you enjoyed your "special day" *never call, you never write... * I agree that parents have to train kids early, but that training will only go so far. Once the kids become teenagers, they now have the capacity to process information and act upon it. We still have more teens who don't get pregnant/father children than do. That means that there is a smaller segment out there that is surrounded by information and visual examples but will *and I hate this saying* "do me". They...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
herustar, An interesting point, but I think it falls short because of the concept of truth that it assumes. How could the Black Man "invent" truth? How could the white man? Truth is, it isn't invented. We either conform to it or we don't. In your example (Parable? Fable? It's more than a mere example) you seem to say that truth is a commodity, but even in its barest form isn't truth a perception of what is as it is? Seeing the world for real? Many cultures have done that without any input...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Brother, I love u too, but the biggest pet peeve that I have is when people mistakingly label this kind of information as "wrongful" simply because it is information that is not commonly accepted by the medical profession or Western science, and for a good reason. This is the kind of information that keeps people from relying on medications and doctors for the rest of their lives. One point that we do agree on is that what I've offered thus far is definitely not medical advice, but...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

FireFly ·
I have to protest! the above may be crap but... please, please, please! I shudder when I hear people say 'this generations' music/attitude/fill in the blank is soooooooo substandard. Sure it is. But some of it is really awesome too. Not going to get into a quibble/debate about who is better than who... but there is some conscious, sassy, smart, intelligent creative expression being produced and created by the 'yoof' of today. Yes misogyny - for both sexes is on the skyrocket rise and that's...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
So that no one else (save the illiterate) will be tempted to again take my statements OUT OF CONTEXT, I'll repost it: I was very specific in my original post about which "systems of control" I was referring to (prisons, the military, and conservative religion) and that statement did NOT constitute an argument for unconditional individual freedom... Anyone who has a problem with this IS part of the problem IMHO... Before you come in "correcting" people, YOU SHOULD FIRST LEARN TO READ. There...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
oshun, You mean George James' 1954 book that says that Aristotle took from the library at Alexandria philosophical works that he copied and claimed as his own? That George James? Would it make any difference to know that the city of Alexandria was a Greek city (there is that name, you know) founded after Alexander's conquest of Egypt? That Alexander was a student of Aristotle, and therefore Aristotle was older than he was--older enough that he died thirty years before the library was...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Kai ·
Peace.... Scientists Find A DNA Change That Accounts For White Skin By Rick WeissWashington Post Staff Writer Friday, December 16, 2005; Page A01 Scientists said yesterday that they have discovered a tiny genetic mutation that largely explains the first appearance of white skin in humans tens of thousands of years ago, a finding that helps solve one of biology's most enduring mysteries and illuminates one of humanity's greatest sources of strife. The work suggests that the skin-whitening...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Vox ·
I don't understand. If we have history as our guide, then we know, beyond question, that severe, galvanizing issues give rise to the movements AND the leaders that people rally behind. There is nothing wrong with the people for not rallying around a leader. The issues today, while they may be significant, are really not the kind of issues that will compel someone to bring forth any major cathexis around a leader. And it's probably not the seriousness of the issues that is lacking; I'd say...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Kai ·
Peace.... Well said. Kai
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Kai ·
Peace.... I agree. The problem is that the natural progression of real leadership is always stifled by opposition coming from the opinion creators in the media. Yhere are those who do not wish to see the rise of real black leadership.. The direct route is closed, and heavily fortified. And so an indirect approach is needed...leaders may have to emerge who lead outside of the lime light. Indeed. Kai
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Khalliqa ·
Again.... if it is true leadership these obstacles would not thrive..... not a successful leader.... Why would I follow someone who cannot figure out how to defeat the opposition? Overtly or not.... Of course..... but again.... if it is true leadership.... then well... those who follow will know..... and if they are in the majority..... this conversation does not have to take place..... it will be understood..... and then you will have "successful" leadership...... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

kresge ·
I was thinking about this thread and wanted to add these things in to the mix for our consideration. When we actually look at how actual oral societies function, I think that we need to consider the following: 1)Oral societies are inherently conservative. This is not a political statement, but rather a functional one. They are what anthropologist would call "cold societies" where change, if it takes place is very, very slow. Innovation is frowned upon. The person who is different or who...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Kai ·
Peace... I do not think that a change in locations alone will change our minds. I think that establishing ourselves in a separate territory would provide the environment necessary for such a change, however freedom will come to birth once we have redirected ourselves toward who and what we really are. This nation, America cannot afford to see it's former slaves liberated in this manner. Yes. However, while certain cheiftains in Africa were guilty of culpable conduct, they are no longer...
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Re: HIV / AIDS education beginning in Kinder class

bigman ·
Keidi Obi Awadu http://7mac.com/7MAC/resume/index.htm keidi@7mac.com "From 1989 to 1991, Kaiser Permanent along with the L.A. County Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injected over 700 "mostly minority" babies with unlicensed experimental vaccines with fraudulently-obtained consent from the parents. One of the vaccines used, Edmonston-Zagreb high-titer, had already obtained a notorious reputation overseas for killing almost one out of every 13...
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Kai ·
I have lived in the great city of detroit for my entire life. Linwood!!!! I cannot understand why so many keep saying that detroit is continuing to decline. Last year detroit surpassed the neighboring suburbs in new house construction. The NFL commended the City of Detroit for being the perfect host for the Super Bowl. Detroit did a wonderful job of hosting the baseball all star game. Detroit is on the rise. Detroit has successfully seen the major expansion of it's inner city University...
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Re: Bush to Nuke Iran?

MBM ·
Aside from the absolute lunacy of nuking anyone or anything, haven't we learned our lesson with these ridiculous (self serving) assumptions? This is just plain dumb. Are the Iranians going to greet us with open arms too?
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Re: Bush to Nuke Iran?

Black Viking ·
They just refuse to admit the obvious. Anything we blow up in that country will be rebuilt in nothing flat. Iran is literaly swimming in oil money. There is nothing we can blow up that they won't have back in short order. But, after we begin another war of unfounded aggression, we'll have the whole rest of the world on their side as well. Didn't he say the same thing about Saddam? This fucking moron can't even get his dictators straight any more. We have got to find a way to pull the plug on...
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Re: Bush to Nuke Iran?

ricardomath ·
You mean the Iranians won't greet us with open arms after we liberate them with our nukes? Those ungrateful bastards!
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Re: Men... tell it like it is!

HonestBrother ·
Felix, I've never thought about the connection between a woman wanting to change a man and her playing with Ken as a girl...This is new to me... It might also explain the rise of the female "Well, you don't need these anymore" castrators....
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Re: Men... tell it like it is!

folobatuyi ·
HB, I could be wrong but I do remember hearing in psych class that a lot of the things we do as adults have their roots in our pyschological development during childrenhood.
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
Southern Virgin There once was a young man named Billy Bob. Now, Billy Bob was a normal Southern boy looking for a nice Southern girl to be his wife. One day, at a mud wrestling match, he met beautiful Tammy Jo. They fell in love and got married. To celebrate their marriage they spent their wedding night at a Super 8 motel in their home town. Tammy Jo was very excited. She had bought some nice lingerie and Billy Bob thought she was absolutely breathtaking. As they were getting hot and heavy,...
 
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