November 20, 2017

Tuesday Evening Thread: Bo and Sunny

Just chillin……….

In case you missed it! A few videos from segments on Stop n Frisk, GiGi tantrums and right wing Dolphins.

Sending get well wishes to the Queen of Soul! Feel better soon!

  • Miranda

    Van Hollen to join lawsuit against IRS
    By Bernie Becker – 08/20/13 05:42 PM ET

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and key campaign finance reform advocates are preparing to sue the IRS over the agency’s handling of tax-exempt applications.

    Van Hollen, the Campaign Legal Center, Democracy 21 and Public Citizen, who will unveil their lawsuit on Wednesday, have all said that IRS regulations are allowing too many political groups to obtain tax-exempt status.

    Current IRS rules say that groups seeking 501(c)(4) status cannot have politics as their primary purpose – generally understood to mean that those organizations must devote more than half their resources to social welfare.

    But Democrats and campaign finance advocates have stressed that current law says that those groups must exclusively concentrate on social welfare, and insist that the IRS regulations have allowed undeserving political groups to gain a tax exemption.

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    • Alma98

      OK let’s see where this goes.

    • malletgirl02

      It looks like the IRS scandal is going in a directions the Republicans don’t want.

  • Alma98

    I’m so glad Bo has a play buddy, I love their afros lol.

  • Miranda


    Priebus blasts Romney adviser critical of CNN, NBC primary debate ban
    By Justin Sink – 08/18/13 11:07 AM ET

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday he was “not really taking advice” from Eric Fehrnstrom after the top adviser to former GOP nominee Mitt Romney panned the decision to prevent NBC and CNN from hosting 2016 primary debates.

    “I don’t know if his Etch-a-Sketch is on tilt,” Preibus said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” mocking Fehrnstrom’s infamous gaffe from the 2012 campaign.

    “I’m not really taking advice from Eric Fehrnstrom right now,” he continued. “I’m trying to build a party that’s year-round. I’m trying to fix a data and digital operation, I’m trying to get a hold of a primary process and a debate debacle that, as you know, I’ve called a traveling circus.”

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    • Alma98

      Hilarious! They’re in such disarray that if dems don’t take advantage they’re idiots.

    • Kennymack1971

      This is an absolute disaster. The entire GOP is a hot ass mess. Serves their dysfunctional asses right.

  • lamh36

    read this on twitter, hoping for good news for Beau Biden.

    @CharlieKayeCBS 17m

    BREAKING. Source tells @CBSNews that VP Biden’s son Beau has been admitted to the MD Anderson Cancer Center to undergo tests.

    • crazycanuck

      I hope he’s is ok

  • Alma98

    So where’s PETA on this, they hounded Michael Vick forever about dog fighting. Oh yeah that’s right these people probably don’t have money to give them.

    • morphus

      Selective outrage. Vick was on the evening news and frontpage of every newspaper in country in the midst of the “largest multi-state” dog fighting bust in the history of the country.

  • goldenstar

    Chris Matthews has ended his show for the past two days asking for the audience to follow him to the new program time. Seems like he’s worried since the show will only air once.

    • AxelFoley


  • lamh36

    Ooh, Dru Hill Soul Story on @Vh1Soul alright!!

  • Alma98

    I’m sitting here watching tv. And I am amazed and pissed at how the media and white folks have romanticized Whitey Bulger. Listening to people in South Boston making excuses for the crime that went on there and still goes on. Saying stuff like well we didn’t rob our neighbors we robbed trucks and stuff like that. Really! Since when is robbery not a crime. SMGDH

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Hey, a lot of crimes are not crimes when white folks do them. Rape (Roman Polanski, Julian Assange) Murder (That professor whose students were just begging to keep him even after they knew he killed, George Zimmerman) and theft (Wall Street).

      • Alma98


      • malletgirl02

        Adding to your theft example Bonny and Clyde. White people love them some Bonny and Clyde.

        • AxelFoley

          Jesse & Frank James, too.

      • morphus

        Or, big pharm purdue OxyContin drug trafficking which savaged the country for decades and big pharm’s trafficking via “pain clinics”.

    • conlakappa

      I loved when the humanizing-Whitey-Bulger photos went wrong in including one with him and a child-rape priest. Oops, I guess he hadn’t kept up with that diocese news!

    • malletgirl02

      It is not just Whitey Bulger, white people like to make excuses for white gangster in general. A long time ago I use to comment on the AOL race message board, yes it was a cesspool of racists. A white poster try to claim “that the white gangsters of the past were not that bad, or at least not as bad as black gang members”. I thought what the poster claimed was bullshit.

      • Miranda

        Its complete bullshit – but we’re supposed to believe that black people are the thugs and gangbangers and need to be under a police state 24 hours a day. Meanwhile the media keeps referring to Whitey Bulger as if he is just a Deniro character in a movie and not a psychopathic killer who terrorized communities.

        • Alma98

          White gangs don’t get the kind of media scrutiny that gangs of color do. They’ve got to keep up the black thug meme and fear-mongering.

        • conlakappa

          He was portrayed by Nicholson in that Boston crime movie.

      • Alma98

        Umm they were into prostitution, drugs, mob hits, shake downs and everything you could think of.

    • Miranda

      The romanticizing of the mafia is as American as apple pie.

      • conlakappa

        Yep and the whole shtick about not dealing drugs persists. My drug-dealing relatives bought the supply from white mobsters in NYC.

  • lamh36

    Ya know what, the Soul Food soundtrack was one of the best soundtracks ever. I swear every song was on fire!!!

    Dru Hill – We’re Not Making Love No More

  • GreenLadyHere

    -Good Evening Miranda♥/POU FAM♥ ***BIG HUG*** :>)- —

    Dear “Auntie Re” —WE Say a LITTLE PRAYER 4 U♥. —We MISS U♥. —B BETTER♥ —AMEN. :>)

    Luvin’ ALL the POST Miranda. – —We had a LOVELY DAY. :>)

    – – –POU FAM♥ —Have a good REST of the evening. :>) – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – -Sooo happy THIS is happenin’ –B4 -the TRIAL! —

    —-Lawyer raises concerns about jury in baby killing

    – — –The lawyer for a Georgia teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face is objecting to the racial makeup of potential jurors.

    Jury selection began Monday in the trial of 18-year-old De’Marquise
    (deh mahr-KEESE) Elkins. A judge moved his trial to the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, more than 325 miles from the street where young Antonio Santiago was slain March 21 in Brunswick.

    Prosecutors say Elkins and a 15-year-old accomplice were trying to
    rob the child’s mother and that Elkins shot the toddler when she said
    she had no money.

    During jury selection Monday, Glynn County Public Defender Kevin Gough expressed surprise and concern that no one in a group of 48 prospective Cobb County jurors was a black male. Elkins is black.

    —-BTW: —- ☺ —I thought that there were questions ’bout this..
    ——— – – – – ☺Of course they hadta use the “scurry BLAH MAN pic.” —– STR8 WATCHIN’ – – – –

  • lamh36

    Ya know what, I see Josh Marshall at TPM has a post up about Pro-Immigration reform supporters needing to get out and get their message out there.

    I know that the Spanish speaking media will be all over this, but more need to be done to force the issue to be covered by MSM too. One of the biggest strategic successes to the Civil Rights Movement is that the activist and the movement organizers and such made targeted and strategic decisions to put the atrocities of state sanctioned “riot control” on the front pages and the evening news programs all over the country.

    IMO, the fact that there wasn’t any BET or CENTRIC or TVONE or Black twitter or a big syndicated Urban radio presence back then, made it so that the activist HAD to attempt to break into the national media.

    So I can totatlly see what Josh Marshall is saying. I’m not saying that it’s all on Hispanic voters to get themselves on MSM, but it is def something that they strategically need to do along with their non-Hispanic media supporters

    • rikyrah


      if this was a MSM interested in covering the story, I’d agree with Marshall

      the reason they don’t cover it is because they do the ‘ both sides do it’ bullshyt.

    • rikyrah

      from Ed Kilgore:

      August 20, 2013 3:46 PM
      Counting On False Equivalency
      By Ed Kilgore

      But today Greg pays close attention
      to some town hall commentary from House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlette, and figures he might have heard the party-line rationale for doing nothing while avoiding blame:

      “Will the Senate agree to them [House provisions}? I don’t know,” Goodlatte said. “But I don’t think Republicans in the House … should back away from setting forth the right way to do things.”

      “Even if it doesn’t go all the way through to be signed by
      this president — because I have a hard time, like you do, envisioning him signing some of those things — it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t at least show the American people that we are interested in solving this very serious problem that we have in our country,” he added later….

      Ultimately, the fate of immigration reform rests in the
      hands of John Boehner and the GOP leadership. But Goodlatte will play an important role in influencing the debate inside the GOP caucus. Right now, some advocates think GOP leaders — particularly Paul Ryan and even Boehner to some degree — want to find a way to get to comprehensive reform. But others think they are merely making nice noises designed to bide their time, giving themselves cover to let reform die later while doing whatever they can to minimize the blame for it amid a bout of finger-pointing by both sides. Goodlatte’s comments show us what the latter approach could end up looking like.

      Yep. I’ve feared all along that House Republican leaders thought the only threshold they needed to cross was to look serious about immigration reform and “address” it via legislation the Senate could not accept. The complexity of the issue, and most of all the tendency of the MSM to blame both sides for every “impasse,” would do the rest in mitigating the partisan damage GOPers would suffer from killing comprehensive reform. I don’t think this cynical strategy is going to fool Latino voters, but it might be enough to get Republican leaders out of the dilemma they are currently in and onto the 2014 campaign trail, and that’s probably what they most care about right now.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —-WHA’ Da HECK –R THEY doin’? — –With their CAREERS?? — –

    Broncos’ Von Miller suspended 6 games for violating drug policy– – –

    —- – –Von Miller is practicing with the Denver Broncos as a new report suggests the All-Pro linebacker could be facing an even longer suspension than originally thought.

    ESPN, citing people it didn’t identify, reported that Miller might have to sit out at least six games for violating the league’s drug-abuse policy. In that case, Miller’s earliest possible game would be Oct. 20 at Indianapolis.

    Previously, it was believed Miller was facing a possible month long
    suspension to start the 2013 season. Miller had repeatedly expressed confidence he was going to successfully win an appeal of that penalty, insisting he had “done nothing wrong.”

    – — –***sigh*** —-UN-CONFUSE US!! — -Hopefully. . .

  • Get well soon, Auntie Ree-Ree!

    Aretha Franklin says she’s undergone a ‘miraculous’ recovery, but won’t disclose ailment

    By Associated Press,
    Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 3:14 PM

    NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin won’t say what caused her latest health problems, but says she’s had a “miraculous” recovery and is looking forward to performing soon.

    “My treatments are going very well. My last CAT scan, my doctor at the CAT scan and everyone who sees this says that this is miraculous, absolutely miraculous,” Franklin said in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday.

    “I was talking to Smokey Robinson, my oldest best friend Smokey, talking about the fact that some doctors are not very well acquainted with faith healing. And Smokey said, ‘Well, they just don’t know who your healer is.’”

    …When asked directly what her health concern was, Franklin declined to go into specifics: “I’m not one to go into my personal health things.”

    But she said it was very common to women and “I just had to deal with it.” She said it was partly related to the health concern she had about three years ago that led her to cancel shows at that time.


  • crazycanuck

    Gaining more respect for Clark Gable after reading he befriended Hattie McDaniel, threatened to boycott the ‘Gone With the Wind’ premier, and attended McDaniels parties.

    • gn

      Wow, I never knew that.

      • rikyrah

        learn something new everyday

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – YES!! –THIS is sooo HELPFUL –4 families. —-Please -SHARE :>)- – —

    — – – –Need assistance with back-to-school supplies? These resources will help– – –
    — —–Brightly colored markers, freshly sharpened No. 2 pencils, crisp blank notebooks, and new backpacks herald the back-to-school season, but that annual milestone isn’t cheap — especially for families who are struggling financially.

    According to the 2013 National Retail Federation’s Back-to-School Survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, families with children will spend an average $634.78 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics. That’s less than the $688.62 that was spent last year, indicating the parents really want to cut back.

    When it comes to school supplies, here are some tips for saving and other ways to get help if the costs of sending your children back to school threatens to break the bank:

    Begin with the family resource center at your child’s school. Most schools have guidance counselors who can help put you in touch with resources for free or discounted school supplies.

    Check with your local church – or youth center. Many have back-to-school drives or know who does.

    Don’t snub the store brands. They can save you almost 75 percent, according to Consumer Reports’ ShopSmart magazine. They also suggest asking for a price match if you see a better deal somewhere else. Many of the big chains have price-matching policies, so have a flyer ready and don’t be shy.

    Woo! Hoo! —Our CHURCH is preparin’ this evening 4 our giveaway –of 100 BACK PACKS! -:>) —IMMA work 4 an hour. :>) –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — —-Prayers R needed —-

    Randy Jackson: Paris has been in hospital ‘much too long’

    —– It’s been two and a half months since the daughter of late pop icon Michael Jackson was hospitalized following a reported suicide attempt, and 15-year-old Paris Jackson currently remains in an undisclosed facility.

    But now it seems not everyone in the Jackson clan is in agreement about just how her treatment should proceed.

    SADLY —this family is in–DISARRAY. —They should have enuff money 2 get the PROPER CARE 4 her. —Praying. Annd 4 the other children. AMEN. —

  • GreenLadyHere


    AHTV: Civil Rights Pioneers In Their Own Words

    – — – –Washington, DC
    Tuesday, August 20, 2013
    In collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, C-SPAN3’s American History TV presents the eyewitness accounts of the men and women who carried the civil rights movement forward through the
    tumultuous decades of the 1950s and 1960s.

    As the country marks the 50th anniversaryof the March on Washington this August, American History TV highlights the voices and stories of the civil rights movement.

    Tonight:;– – —
    THERE IS MORE – — –ENJOY. :>)

    –[Gotta “bounce” 2 prepare “BACK PACKS.” — -Back soon♥. . .]

  • Miranda

    I have truly lost my faith in humanity today…..smh

    Day care workers fired over photos mocking kids on Instagram

    (CNN) — Two Virginia day care workers have been fired after photos of children in their care showed up on Instagram — along with comments making fun of them.

    “He is thinking cuz sure can’t talk,” one day care manager from Heavenly Haven Learning Center 2 wrote, according to CNN affiliate WAVY.

    The 2-year-old child the worker was referring to has delayed speech development, and is pictured sitting in a high chair, looking dejected.

    Melissa Jordan says the photo shows her son, Ethan.

    Speaking Tuesday to CNN’s “New Day,” she had a message for the day care workers: “If you don’t genuinely love and care for children, and if it’s not a passion of yours, this isn’t something that you should be involved in. If you think it’s funny that a child is delayed or if they’re not perfect or they have shortcomings, if that’s a joke to you or something that you think you should tease about, that’s not a job for you.”

    more here:

    • Alma98

      The same thing happened here. Daycare workers made the toddlers fight each other and posted it on YouTube. Their asses were charged and are never allowed to work with children in any form.

  • rikyrah

    Ulysses S. Gat


    Chris Hayes on MSNBC is an annoying little upitty shit

    7:24 PM – 20 Aug 2013

  • rikyrah

    One Last Time: Here’s the Real Reason the Pentagon is Facing $20 Billion in Extra Cuts Next Year

    —By Kevin Drum
    | Tue Aug. 20, 2013 2:58 PM PDT

    Why is the Pentagon facing an “extra” $20 billion in cuts under sequestration next year? Yesterday I said that it was due to a redefinition of “security” in the budget language between 2013 and 2014. Today, CAP’s Michael Linden tells me that although it’s possible this played a role, the real answer lies elsewhere. What follows is fairly number-heavy, and if you don’t want to read it, I don’t blame you. But I’ll try to keep it as simple as I can.

    Here’s the main issue: it turns out that under the Budget Control Act, the baseline budget for domestic spending goes up between 2013 and 2014. But it stays flat for defense spending. In addition, the amount of the sequester goes up because (a) it’s for a full 12 months, and (b) the fiscal cliff deal reduced the 2013 sequester levels.

    For 2014, the sequester amount is roughly $54 billion for both domestic and defense. However, about $17 billion of the domestic sequester is for mandatory spending (primarily in reduced Medicare reimbursements). Once that’s all netted out, here are the numbers for domestic discretionary spending:


    The net effect of all this is that defense spending has to decrease by $20 billion compared to last year, while domestic spending stays at the same level. This is a one-time effect, since the baselines for both domestic and defense spending rise slightly each year in 2015 and beyond.

    • morphus

      If I recall correctly, the Pentagon hands out roughly $2 billion in defense contracts PER DAY on the north side of the building; on 9-11 Rumsfeld was suppose to explain how the GWB’s pentagon “lost” $1 trillion, as you know we were all distracted that day; no one knows the last time the Pentagon passed an audit; last report on the F-35’s said they still can’t go up in the rain.

      I’m impressed with Hagen cutting the fat (beginning with general officers) from headquaters, however, I’ll be even more impressed when the Congresscritters stop pimping taxpayers in the name of Pentagon to line their pockets. Most of them are defense company “investors” (earn dividends) and publicly admit they’re “CompanyX” wo/man. I may be wrong, but, I don’t believe there is another agency budget that’s set at some arbitrary percentage of the GDP?

  • Miranda

    Caymans Accord Makes It Tougher for Wealthy to Hide Money
    By Alison Bennett – Aug 20, 2013 12:00 AM ET

    The Cayman Islands, known as a haven for wealthy Americans seeking to stash cash overseas without scrutiny from the U.S. government, is about to become less secret.

    An agreement between the countries will put in place the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or Fatca. The 2010 law makes it tougher to hide money overseas because foreign banks must report their accounts to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service or face, in some cases, a 30 percent withholding tax.

    The accord is significant because the Cayman Islands is a major financial center and home to operations for dozens of banks, funds and wealth-management entities, according to Bloomberg BNA. Among major banks that do business in the Cayman Islands are the Royal Bank of Canada, HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of AmericaCorp., Deutsche Bank AG, UBS AG, and CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.

    more here:

    • crazycanuck

      Interesting, I was in the Cayman Island a few years ago. There are a lot of Canadians living there, to my surprise. Nice Island but you can tell a lot of people go there for those very reasons.

  • Miranda

    Justice Department Plans New Crisis-Related Cases
    Attorney General Holder says he is preparing to announce a ‘series of significant matters’ tied to the economic meltdown.
    By Devlin Barrett

    Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is nearing decisions on a number of probes involving large financial firms and that he plans to announce new cases stemming from the economic meltdown in the coming months.

    “My message is, anybody who’s inflicted damage on our financial markets should not be of the belief that they are out of the woods because of the passage of time. If any individual or if any institution is banking on waiting things out, they have to think again,” Mr. Holder said in an interview Tuesday with The Wall Street Journal.

    more here:

    • Watch EmoProgs take credit.

      • crazycanuck

        Is there anything they don’t take credit for?

      • Kennymack1971

        And they need to be lit the hell up because all they did was swear up and down that the Obama administration was letting the banisters walk…President Obama and AG Holder were dragged by EmoProgs who had no idea what they were talking about. I wish these idiots would..

    • jds09

      Holder has built these cases brick by brick. I hope he makes them wear orange jumpsuits to court. Next the PBO’s memoirs I want to read Holder’s

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —100 BACK PACKS —DONE. —***tears/smiles*** :>)

    – – —NOW: Annnd the –SURVEY SAYS —-:>)–

    – —The Remarkable Slowdown In Health Care Costs Since The Passage Of Obamacare– –Woo! Hoo! :>)

    – ——A new survey of health care premiums for employer-sponsored health care coverage shows that health care inflation is slowing, further undermining critics’ predictions that costs would skyrocket in the aftermath of the Affordable Care Act.

    The report, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, estimates that the average annual premium in 2013 is $16,351 for family coverage — an average increase of 4 percent from last year. The rate is the latest indication that growth in health care costs is abetting, though premiums are still increasing faster than workers’ wages (1.8 percent from 2012 to 2013) and general inflation (1.1 percent from 2012 to 2013). Employees are now contributing $4,565 on average toward the cost of their coverage.

    “We are in a prolonged period of moderation in premiums, which should create some breathing room for the private sector to try to reduce costs without cutting back benefits for workers,” Kaiser President and CEO Drew Altman, Ph.D., said.
    — –SNIP – – – –

    The Affordable Care Act will further encourage these reforms. In fact, aThink Progress analysis of the Kaiser data found that the rate of growth has slowed since the law’s passage in March of 2010, though it is impossible to directly attribute the cost trend to the new law. From 2002 to 2010, family premiums for employer health coverage increased by almost 8.2 percent per year on average. Since 2011, they rose 5.6 percent per year. – – –
    THERE IS MORE. – – – -[Good News. :>)] —

    – — -It’s good 2 have traditional health care -facilities – –ON BOARD! :>)

    ***waves @ MR. PRESIDENT*** :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – -LOL! – –HAH! —Mr. Spandan —is –ON! – – IT!! – –

    Yesterday I had msnbc on 4 “background/watchin'”–annnnnd — I heard –rachuel – -RANTIN’ –IN FAVOR of the “complicit criminal –miranda”.

    Sooo I tuned –much of it out. —WITH my EYES ROLLED BACK –til I couldn’t C. —LOL – – –
    —WAY-ELL – –Mr. Spandan –WENT –IN ON her —“BIG TIME”. —-:>) —U just – -gotta read it. LOL —***shakin’ my head*** while GLOATIN’ :>) — — –WELL DONE!! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — –GLOATIN’ Time :>) – – – – LOL – –
    – — — On the same day that seven Republican Party officials quit in Maine, an Iowa county co-chair quit because Republicans have, “declared war on science and common sense.”

    Polk County (Iowa) GOP co-chair Chad Brown wrote about his disappointment with the party in his resignation letter, “Having spoken with a pastor and having prayed about this for hours, I came to the conclusion that this is my only recourse. I’m disappointed with the Republican Party at the National level. I’m disappointed with the Republican Party at the Statewide level. I’m disappointed with the Republican Party at the Countywide level. I find it increasingly difficult to defend issues and statements made by Party leaders and officials from all three levels.”

    Brown said in a phone interview that he became disgusted by a party he believes is being run by the Christian right and the National Rifle Association. He cited Congressman Steve King’s recent, controversial comments on illegal immigrants as an example of his philosophical conflict with the party.Brown expanded on his reasons for quitting the Republican Party in an interview with The Des Moines Register: — –
    —-LOL – —-He left da RATS —2 their —OWN DEVICES!! – – -LOL – –

    • conlakappa

      He pretty much did it in poetic form, didn’t he?

  • isonprize

    alright my POU fam, I was one of the skeptics who wasn’t crazy about going to see “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” because I don’t have much patience for subservient black folk on film, but I also said I would support it because Lee Daniels is a Philadelphia homeboy.

    EVERYONE should go see this movie!! And while I’m not so sure any “Oscar buzz”, I really think that it is very well done. Oprah and Forest were very good. I’m sure some poetic license was taken with the truth, but I think it painted a picture of the good, the bad and the ugly of America.

    Plus, all that aside, the eye candy was delicious, delightful, scrumptious! A little somethin’ somethin’ for all ages. This goes on my “eye candy” movie list along with Red Tails, A Soldier’s Story and Glory.

    YAAAAAS, Lawd. So MANY good lookin’ brothers on the big screen at one time!

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY isonprize. ***BIG HUG** :>) [Computer is actin’ up :>)]

      —Good 2 hear. I had planned 2 C it. :>) Good 2 C U. :>)
      B BLESSED U/Fam♥

    • conlakappa

      Interesting movies for questionably appropriatedrawers-throwing!

  • GreenLadyHere