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kevbo 27th March 2022 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 13767909)
Most likely, somebody just needed to mow the lawn.

...

^^ This. I have a 1 gallon gas can for the lawn mower, also.

Anyway, if a picture is worth a thousand words, the only thing this picture tells us is how much someone paid for a gallon of gas. Which, apparently, is 50 cents a gallon less than at my local station.

TheGoldcountry 27th March 2022 05:40 PM

Apparently, MTG doesn't like electric vehicles, and Pete Buttigieg needs to stay out of her daughter's bathroom:

https://www.rollingstone.com/politic...hroom-1327401/

Mike! 27th March 2022 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by newyorkguy (Post 13767884)
Marj going from dumb to dumber.

Below is a screen cap of the image emptyg is blathering about. A gas pump with $4.10 / 1.025 gals registered. Implying, someone went to the gas station with four bucks, figuring that would be enough for plenty gas. ??? Only then they found out! BIDEN!!!!

Best reply-
;)

The possibility someone came to the station with a one gallon can to get gas to cut the grass is beyond her grasp.

ETA: Ninjaed by everyone on the planet.

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Originally Posted by newyorkguy (Post 13767933)
Another on-point reply-


Average price one gallon in U. S. 3/14/2022
$4.43


That's a problem: emptyg never knows what she's talking about.

I've never heard anyone say this but, adjusted for inflation (7+%), it's not actually higher than the past record. Not like that makes it any better, mind you.

Norman Alexander 27th March 2022 07:09 PM

It's still not at the record set in July 2008: $5.37 (adjusted for inflation). But even then, it was obviously Democrat Republican President Biden's Shrub's fault.

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Adjusted for inflation the real cost of a gallon of gas from July 2008 shoots up to $5.37 in today's dollars—well above the current cost of $4.318 per gallon.
https://fortune.com/2022/03/10/gas-p...ge-growth-oil/

Stacyhs 27th March 2022 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by newyorkguy (Post 13767933)
Another on-point reply-


Average price one gallon in U. S. 3/14/2022
$4.43


That's a problem: emptyg never knows what she's talking about.

I know this. You know this. Anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together knows this. But that lets the GOP base out; they'll continue to believe the high gas prices are Biden's/Democrats' fault while believing Trump/Republicans will put everything to right and gas will fall to $1.00 a gallon.

Jim_MDP 27th March 2022 08:45 PM

Can't find it in my phone history but today I saw an article with map graphic (WaPo?) showing the price vs average monthly wage at ~1.5% in the US; a tad higher in Canada; ~ 2 in Gb; 3 to 5 in most of the western EU; much of the third world around 15 to 20 percent and some of the N African middle east hitting the top at... 39 percent

Yeah .. I'm not really impressed by Americans complaining about four dollar gallons of gasoline. :(

Does it impact industry and especially freight companies? Yes, absolutely.
But we all should know where the profits are going. There's only one sector gouging the prices, in the US at least, and it's the death of a thousand cuts... a fraction of a cent extra means millions in net gain. What is a ~15% jump doing for the oil companies?

Blue Mountain 28th March 2022 01:08 AM

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Originally Posted by eerok (Post 13767938)
Canada is higher than the US, but not as high as Europe.

Correct.

According to Global Petrol Prices, over the past four months from December 13 to March 14, the price of a litre of gasoline in Canada ranged from a low of $C 1.37/litre ($US 5.72/US gallon) in Nova Scotia to a high of $C 2.07/litre ($US 6.28/US gallon) In Québec, at today's exchange rate. Here in Winnipeg it's about $1.73/litre ($US 5.25/US gallon.)

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MTG is an idiot as usual.
Also correct.

lomiller 28th March 2022 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by newyorkguy (Post 13767884)
Marj going from dumb to dumber.

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene @RepMTG Catoosa county, Ga.

A friend sent me this. They pulled up to get gas today and the person before them had just driven off after only being able to afford a little more than 1 gallon of gas. This is how bad Biden’s skyrocketing inflation and high gas prices are hurting people. emptyg's congressional Twitter account
Below is a screen cap of the image emptyg is blathering about. A gas pump with $4.10 / 1.025 gals registered. Implying, someone went to the gas station with four bucks, figuring that would be enough for plenty gas. ??? Only then they found out! BIDEN!!!!

Best reply-
;)


Of course in here "mind" it's Biden. Nevermind the fact that most of the money supply expansion driving current inflation came in May 2020 in order to Prop up Trump's economic numbers.

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...ictureid=13070

slyjoe 28th March 2022 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by newyorkguy (Post 13767884)
Marj going from dumb to dumber.

Below is a screen cap of the image emptyg is blathering about. A gas pump with $4.10 / 1.025 gals registered. Implying, someone went to the gas station with four bucks, figuring that would be enough for plenty gas. ??? Only then they found out! BIDEN!!!!

Best reply-
;)

I wonder why they would post a picture of the pump instead of the 2 foot high numbers on the sign out front of most gas stations stating the price per gallon.

Is this some QAnon code?

Regnad Kcin 28th March 2022 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13767902)
Yeah, 'a friend' sent her that. Sure. :rolleyes: It's far more likely a right winger started the gas pump then stopped it, took a picture, then filled up the rest of his tank. Et voilà! A handy dandy tweet showing how awful life under Biden is. That tweet was then sent to MTG who swallows it faster than a two-bit hooker.

Because of Biden, hookers now cost six bits!

dudalb 29th March 2022 02:01 PM

MTG showed her economic skill in wanting to kick Hollywood film companies out of Georgia because of their "corrupting" influence; there by depriving the state of thousands of jobs and million of dollars that filming in Georgia has brought to the state.

bruto 29th March 2022 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 13769613)
MTG showed her economic skill in wanting to kick Hollywood film companies out of Georgia because of their "corrupting" influence; there by depriving the state of thousands of jobs and million of dollars that filming in Georgia has brought to the state.

She stands as an example to all, gobbling the cake of the charitable public despite forsaking her salary for principle. Why can't they all?

Ladewig 31st March 2022 02:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13768032)
I know this. You know this. Anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together knows this. But that lets the GOP base out; they'll continue to believe the high gas prices are Biden's/Democrats' fault while believing Trump/Republicans will put everything to right and gas will fall to $1.00 a gallon.

Your post started me wondering.

If someone mocked up a GOP letterhead and faxed something to MTG, would she tweet about it without checking it?

“For immediate release:
GOP guarantees that gas prices will be negative under its administration. Gas stations will pay you money when you fill your tank. Vote Republican.”

Ladewig 31st March 2022 02:38 AM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 13769613)
MTG showed her economic skill in wanting to kick Hollywood film companies out of Georgia because of their "corrupting" influence; there by depriving the state of thousands of jobs and million of dollars that filming in Georgia has brought to the state.

With Georgia closing in on California for number of feature films per year, the total yearly impact may be as high as $9 billion. With a gross state production in the neighborhood of $600 billion, Georgia might have more than one percent of its economy related to the film/TV industry.

Unconfirmed figures, but the impact must be at least in the hundreds of millions.

The Don 31st March 2022 02:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Ladewig (Post 13770874)
Your post started me wondering.

If someone mocked up a GOP letterhead and faxed something to MTG, would she tweet about it without checking it?

“For immediate release:
GOP guarantees that gas prices will be negative under its administration. Gas stations will pay you money when you fill your tank. Vote Republican.”

You act like that would be damaging. I can see a lot of people uncritically voting for that.

SuburbanTurkey 31st March 2022 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Ladewig (Post 13770884)
With Georgia closing in on California for number of feature films per year, the total yearly impact may be as high as $9 billion. With a gross state production in the neighborhood of $600 billion, Georgia might have more than one percent of its economy related to the film/TV industry.

Unconfirmed figures, but the impact must be at least in the hundreds of millions.

Old school conservatism vs new right wingers.

Establishing Georgia as a scab-friendly alternative to Hollywood is exactly the kind of thing conservatives from even a decade ago would have been extremely happy with. Race to the bottom economics has been the foundation of Southern politics for a long, long time.

Now the culture war BS trumps all other concerns. A boon for unionized film workers I suppose.

Ladewig 31st March 2022 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by The Don (Post 13770888)
You act like that would be damaging. I can see a lot of people uncritically voting for that.

I see your point. The GOP would say to her “WTF is wrong with you? How could you think something that stupid could happen?” However the voters would lap it up and send donations.


Wait. I just realized that the GOP would love that. When questioned about it, They would say “That’s just Marjorie being Marjorie.” Heck, they could feed her all kinds of BS and not lose any voters.
-GOP plans to lower taxes on conservatives and give military personnel the largest raise in 30 years
-GOP plans to pass laws to limit the influence of radical left wing politics at the national, state, and local level.
-GOP plans to pass law saying only straight Christians can run for congress or be appointed to SCOTUS.

And if Dems complain, they’ll say, “the America-hating DemoRats say we can’t even talk about limiting Congress to straight Christians. “

MRC_Hans 31st March 2022 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Ladewig (Post 13770874)
Your post started me wondering.

If someone mocked up a GOP letterhead and faxed something to MTG, would she tweet about it without checking it?

“For immediate release:
GOP guarantees that gas prices will be negative under its administration. Gas stations will pay you money when you fill your tank. Vote Republican.”

Perhaps something not quite as outrageous. Dollar a gallon, perhaps.
But as someone already noted, lots of people would gladly vote, without thinking.

Perhaps something that would turn off groups of voters, like evangelists.

Hans

MRC_Hans 31st March 2022 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Ladewig (Post 13771028)
I see your point. The GOP would say to her “WTF is wrong with you? How could you think something that stupid could happen?” However the voters would lap it up and send donations.


Wait. I just realized that the GOP would love that. When questioned about it, They would say “That’s just Marjorie being Marjorie.” Heck, they could feed her all kinds of BS and not lose any voters.
-GOP plans to lower taxes on conservatives and give military personnel the largest raise in 30 years
-GOP plans to pass laws to limit the influence of radical left wing politics at the national, state, and local level.
-GOP plans to pass law saying only straight Christians can run for congress or be appointed to SCOTUS.

And if Dems complain, they’ll say, “the America-hating DemoRats say we can’t even talk about limiting Congress to straight Christians. “

Right. It should be something divisive. You can't make idiots stop being idiots, but you can divide them.

Hans

gnome 31st March 2022 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by MRC_Hans (Post 13771195)
Perhaps something not quite as outrageous. Dollar a gallon, perhaps.

But as someone already noted, lots of people would gladly vote, without thinking.



Perhaps something that would turn off groups of voters, like evangelists.



Hans

Why would it turn off Evagelists?

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Galaxie 31st March 2022 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by MRC_Hans (Post 13771204)
Right. It should be something divisive. You can't make idiots stop being idiots, but you can divide them.

Hans

Hmm, how about: "Universal basic income for stay-at-home-moms, so women can be fruitful and multiply, just as God intended!"

Dr. Keith 31st March 2022 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Galaxie (Post 13771422)
Hmm, how about: "Universal basic income for stay-at-home-moms, so women can be fruitful and multiply, just as God intended!"

Child tax credit?

Galaxie 31st March 2022 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith (Post 13771446)
Child tax credit?

"No, it's so much more than that: A living wage for good Christian, er, I mean American moms whose husbands are Real Working Men™," said the generic GOP spokesperson.

Dr. Keith 31st March 2022 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Galaxie (Post 13771477)
"No, it's so much more than that: A living wage for good Christian, er, I mean American moms whose husbands are Real Working Men™," said the generic GOP spokesperson.

Ok, good. I can support that!

MRC_Hans 1st April 2022 01:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Galaxie (Post 13771477)
"No, it's so much more than that: A living wage for good Christian, er, I mean American moms whose husbands are Real Working Men™," said the generic GOP spokesperson.

"good Christian American" "Real Working Men who vote for Trump"

Hans

smartcooky 1st April 2022 04:13 AM

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Originally Posted by newyorkguy (Post 13767884)
Marj going from dumb to dumber.

Below is a screen cap of the image emptyg is blathering about. A gas pump with $4.10 / 1.025 gals registered. Implying, someone went to the gas station with four bucks, figuring that would be enough for plenty gas. ??? Only then they found out! BIDEN!!!!

Best reply-
;)


****! You lot have got it good

Here its $2.70 / 1 litre ($10.09/US gal)

pgwenthold 1st April 2022 04:37 AM

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Originally Posted by smartcooky (Post 13771894)
****! You lot have got it good

Here its $2.70 / 1 litre ($10.09/US gal)

We were in Italy last week and most places were around 2 E ish, so a little more than $2 per liter. Never saw anything over 2.10 I don't think. Switzerland was about the same

Stacyhs 1st April 2022 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by smartcooky (Post 13771894)
****! You lot have got it good

Here its $2.70 / 1 litre ($10.09/US gal)

It's Biden's fault.

:rolleyes:

Blue Mountain 1st April 2022 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by smartcooky (Post 13771894)
****! You lot have got it good

Here its $2.70 / 1 litre ($10.09/US gal)

Did you forget to account for the exchange rate? As of this writing, $NZ 1.00 = $US 0.693. I compute $NZ 2.70/litre = $US 7.082/US gallon. It's still a lot higher than Canada, though.

Hercules Rockefeller 1st April 2022 10:58 PM

I Denmark it's $8.93 / gallon.

dudalb 4th April 2022 06:37 PM

Stay Classy, Margie, stay classy:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ma...7132bac574ad43

Stacyhs 4th April 2022 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 13774699)

Just when you think MTG can't say anything more stupid, she goes and proves you wrong. The woman is a walking lobotomy.

gnome 4th April 2022 09:09 PM

Ehh, that's her usual level of stupidity right there.

Ladewig 4th April 2022 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13774707)
Just when you think MTG can't say anything more stupid, she goes and proves you wrong. The woman is a walking lobotomy.

Why would you think she reached a point where she couldn’t say anything stupider?

mgidm86 4th April 2022 10:16 PM

I'd say arguing with the survivor of a school shooting (Hogg) the way she did (read the entire exchange) brings her down a few more levels. Great behavior for a "leader". She's really someone for the kids to look up to.

When I was a liberal hater I used to think AOC was sooo bad! How far we have fallen since then!

Arguing for armed security in every school so that we can all have our guns...I just can't believe what is considered "okay" in this country for so many people. I can't put into words how infuriating it is.

ponderingturtle 5th April 2022 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13774707)
Just when you think MTG can't say anything more stupid, she goes and proves you wrong. The woman is a walking lobotomy.

I don't know is that really dumber than california fires started by jewish space lasers? Debatably more offensive sure but dumber?

bruto 5th April 2022 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle (Post 13775173)
I don't know is that really dumber than california fires started by jewish space lasers? Debatably more offensive sure but dumber?

Indeed, once you've reached the bottom of the barrel, you go sideways.

Jim_MDP 5th April 2022 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by bruto (Post 13775288)
Indeed, once you've reached the bottom of the barrel, you go sideways.

Indeed.
Her and Hogg is an old confrontation, but I think she's recently been tunneling sideways to find some new rich vein of stupid .. and come up at it from underneath. :D

Stacyhs 5th April 2022 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by mgidm86 (Post 13774804)
I'd say arguing with the survivor of a school shooting (Hogg) the way she did (read the entire exchange) brings her down a few more levels. Great behavior for a "leader". She's really someone for the kids to look up to.

When I was a liberal hater I used to think AOC was sooo bad! How far we have fallen since then!

Arguing for armed security in every school so that we can all have our guns...I just can't believe what is considered "okay" in this country for so many people. I can't put into words how infuriating it is.

It just goes to show how incredibly irrational their thinking is. Instead of reducing the amount of guns, outlawing assault-style weapons, increasing back ground checks, closing gun purchasing loopholes, etc. let's just have our teachers packing heat so they can fight off the sickos who got ahold of those guns in the first place. What next? Instead of a coffee mug, the teacher gets a new holster or bullets wrapped in pretty paper at the end of the school year?

Dr. Keith 5th April 2022 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13775608)
It just goes to show how incredibly irrational their thinking is. Instead of reducing the amount of guns, outlawing assault-style weapons, increasing back ground checks, closing gun purchasing loopholes, etc. let's just have our teachers packing heat so they can fight off the sickos who got ahold of those guns in the first place. What next? Instead of a coffee mug, the teacher gets a new holster or bullets wrapped in pretty paper at the end of the school year?

It sounds like you either don’t trust teachers or you don’t love them. Which is it?

/s (just in case)

Stacyhs 5th April 2022 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith (Post 13775623)
It sounds like you either don’t trust teachers or you don’t love them. Which is it?

/s (just in case)

As a former teacher...... :D

Checkmite 5th April 2022 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle (Post 13775173)
I don't know is that really dumber than california fires started by jewish space lasers? Debatably more offensive sure but dumber?

Lauren Boebert recently declaring that Charles Darwin was paid to invent the idea of evolution by the Rothschilds is roughly even, IMO.

Stacyhs 5th April 2022 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Checkmite (Post 13775685)
Lauren Boebert recently declaring that Charles Darwin was paid to invent the idea of evolution by the Rothschilds is roughly even, IMO.

I believe that was Lara Logan with the Darwin nonsense.


But Boebert made her usual contribution to her "I Be Stupid" campaign with this video.

If those aren't enough, sit back with a nice, tall Corona and watch this MAGA Idiot explain how Corona/Covid-19 has satanic roots.

And I got grief when I said they're stupid.

Dr. Keith 5th April 2022 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13775635)
As a former teacher...... :D

I recalled that tidbit, hence the added caution. Wouldn’t want to inadvertently strike too close to home.

Stacyhs 5th April 2022 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith (Post 13775720)
I recalled that tidbit, hence the added caution. Wouldn’t want to inadvertently strike too close to home.

I taught middle school. I can handle anything. :p

Dr. Keith 5th April 2022 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13775752)
I taught middle school. I can handle anything. :p

Bless you. My wife is done in May. So happy.

Stacyhs 5th April 2022 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith (Post 13775798)
Bless you. My wife is done in May. So happy.

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

dudalb 5th April 2022 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13775715)
I believe that was Lara Logan with the Darwin nonsense.


But Boebert made her usual contribution to her "I Be Stupid" campaign with this video.

If those aren't enough, sit back with a nice, tall Corona and watch this MAGA Idiot explain how Corona/Covid-19 has satanic roots.

And I got grief when I said they're stupid.

How dare you leave out that Boebert cannot even spell "Micky Mouse" correctly.
Gee, there is even a well known song that tells you how to spell it...

The GOP war on Disney is a big mistake. You don't fight Mickey, Luke Skywalker and the Incredible Hulk and win.

dudalb 5th April 2022 04:47 PM

MTG is playing the pedophile card against fellow Republicans:

https://uproxx.com/viral/marjorie-ta...ollins-romney/

Guess she has not herard her close buddy Matt Gaetz is under investigation for child abuse...

kevbo 5th April 2022 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Stacyhs (Post 13775752)
I taught middle school. I can handle anything. :p

:thumbsup: I spent 7 years working in what I used to lovingly refer to as the zoo years. You're darn right you can handle anything. :D


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