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Texas Border Rally, “Walls of Mass Destruction!”

Posted by nytexan on July 15, 2007

I would like to say thank you to everyone that showed up and supported the Texas border rally. This was the first of several planned rallies against the Texas Mexico wall. Although the turnout may seem small to some, it was a huge first step in the opposition to the wall. This movement will continue to grow. Hopefully with help from other bloggers, Texans can get the word out on the environmental destruction and ill will this “wall of mass destruction” will create. I will continue to post all future rallies.

ROMA — About 100 people came out Saturday to the scenic bluffs overlooking the Rio Grande to demonstrate their opposition to the border fence, arguing it will ultimately be ineffective at addressing immigration and only cause grave harm to animal habitats along the river’s shores.

The event was highlighted by a trip some 40 rowers in kayaks and canoes took along the river from nearby Fronton to Roma.

The rowers’ 5-mile journey was meant to symbolize that people in the Rio Grande Valley don’t want a barrier that could interfere with the river since so many people use it for recreation and it is important to the local environment, said Betty Perez, one of the event’s organizers.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to build 270 miles of fence and 200 miles of vehicle barriers along the border by the end of next year. Of the 125 miles of fencing planned for Texas, most would be in the Valley, according to a map recently leaked to the media.

“The Valley is really united on this,” Perez said of opposition to the fence. “Nobody wants it for different reasons. We understand how stupid putting up a wall is.”

As boaters arrived in Roma, protesters carried signs with slogans such as “Say No to the Wall of Shame” and “WMDs — Walls of Mass Destruction.” They chanted “No wall!” from their perch on the bluffs, which overlook Mexico’s Ciudad Miguel Alemán.

Like many who oppose construction of the fence, John Martin said he instead supports establishing a so-called “virtual fence” that relies on technology and personnel to detect undocumented immigrants.

Martin said he understands that something needs to be done to address the threat of terrorism, but a virtual fence would be more effective than the current plan.

“This (fence) is a stone-age solution to a 21st century problem,” he said.

Nancy Brown of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it’s hard for her to have a definitive opinion on the fence since some details are unknown, but a barrier could harm animal habitats, affect their migration patterns and interfere with their genetics by splitting populations in two.

“If you’re a tortoise and you run into eight miles of fence, you have a problem,” Brown said.

Animals don’t adapt to great environmental change quickly enough to survive the changes a fence would cause, said Martin Hagne of the Valley Nature Center in Weslaco.


Posted in Border Fence, Border Patrol, Border Wall, Democracy In Action, Headlines, Homeland Security, Immigration, Mexican, Mexico, News, Politics, prejudice, Protest, Rio Grande, Roma Texas, Texas | 2 Comments »

Racism And The GOP Candidates

Posted by nytexan on July 14, 2007

The Republican Party is a disgrace to all Americans. In their rush to sound as if they really care about “all” Americans, they continue to show their true colors…..racism and bigotry.

The GOP’s continued contempt for anyone who is not white, heterosexual or wealth is clearly exposed at the NAACP Annual Convention.


  • Standing in the middle of 10 podiums, nine of them empty but waiting for Republican candidates, U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo asked, “Do you think we should wait a few minutes to see if these other guys show up?”
  • Ten Republican candidates were invited. The others either did not respond to the invitation or cited scheduling conflicts.


Since this is an annual event you would think the Republicans would have made arrangement. All eight Democrats showed up, I guess they figured out how to arrange their schedules. The spin on this should be interesting but not excusable.

The African Americans should be outraged at this blatant display of racism.

Where is the MSM on this. Oh I forgot something big must be happening in Hollywood.

Posted in ABC, African American, America, candidates, Election, GOP, Headlines, NAACP, News, Politics, prejudice, Racism, Republican, RNC, Tom Tancredo, Vote | 6 Comments »

Christians Behaving Badly

Posted by nytexan on July 12, 2007

Today in the U.S. Senate, Christians once again show their teachings or lack thereof.

  • A Hindu clergyman made history Thursday by offering the U.S. Senate’s morning prayer, but only after police officers removed three shouting protesters from the visitors’ gallery.
  • Rajan Zed, director of interfaith relations at a Hindu temple, gave the brief prayer that opens each day’s Senate session. As he stood at the chamber’s podium in a bright orange and burgundy robe, two women and a man began shouting “this is an abomination” and other complaints from the gallery.
  • Police officers quickly arrested them and charged them with disrupting Congress, a misdemeanor. The male protester told an Associated Press reporter, “we are Christians and patriots” before police handcuffed them and led them away.

So I guess if your not a Christian your not a patriot. Why is it that Christian believe they have a right to inflict their beliefs and behavior on everyone. Funny I didn’t see Jews, Muslims, Atheist, Agnostic, Deist and others protesting. Must be a Christian thing.

  • For several days, the Mississippi-based American Family Association has urged its members to object to the prayer because Zed would be “seeking the invocation of a non-monotheistic god.”

How ignorant they are “seeking the invocation of a non-monotheistic god”. The man is there to give a prayer…period! If things in this country don’t fit into the tiny brains of the Christians then it’s bad. Isn’t it funny how it’s Christians who keep getting busted for sex, pornography and corruption. I’m not saying other don’t get arrested, but the statistics on Christians are astounding. Maybe they should worry about their own house before they run into other shouting about god.

  • “If people have any misunderstanding about Indians and Hindus,” Reid said, “all they have to do is think of Gandhi,” a man “who gave his life for peace.”
  • Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said the protest “shows the intolerance of many religious right activists. They say they want more religion in the public square, but it’s clear they mean only their religion.”

Bravo Mr. Lynn and Mr. Reid.

This is just another reason why I am a firm believer in the separation of church and state. If no prayers are said in Congress then Christians would go to church and not public building.

Posted in Christians, Congress, Hindu, News, Politics, prejudice, Rajan Zed, Reid, Religion, Senate, United States | 20 Comments »

Darfur Refugees – Where Will They Go Now

Posted by bosskitty on July 9, 2007

Border anarchy Jerusalem Post, Israel
Among the more disconcerting anomalies in the judgmental pronouncements by purported human-rights advocates is their scathing criticism of Israel in recent

‘Israel creating unnecessary drama’ Ynetnews, Israel
Sudanese minister promises his country ‘will find the way to deal with refugees’. Israel to continue aiding those fleeing Darfur until international

Wolfson doctors volunteer to treat refugees Jerusalem Post, Israel –
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH A large number of physicians from Wolfson Medical Center in Holon volunteered this week to treat refugees from Darfur and Sudan who

Government to set up tent city for Darfur refugees Ynetnews, Israel –
The government will set up a tent city in the Negev to house dozens of Sudanese refugees who infiltrate Israel from Egypt almost daily, Internal Security

Israel Grappling With Influx of Sudanese Refugees, VA
By Julie Stahl Jerusalem ( – The word has spread among Sudanese and other African refugees and job seekers that Israel — the only democracy in

Egyptian Police Cracks Down on Illegal African FOX News –
EL-ARISH, Egypt — Some 37 Africans, mostly refugees from Darfur, were arrested Friday in the Sinai Peninsula by Egyptian authorities who said they were


Unwanted in Israel Al Jazerra: By Sherine Tadros at the Egyptian-Israeli border

More than five hundred Sudanese refugees have fled to Israel in the last two months to escape genocide in Darfur. Now Israel is threatening to deport them.

No refugee status

Sigal Rosen, from the hotline for migrant workers in Tel Aviv, said: “The government started arresting the Sudanese under the infiltration law – a law made in emergency times; a law under which there was no possibility to release them for a very long period of detention.

To Israel, Sudan is an ‘enemy state’, and the Sudanese, ‘enemy nationals’.

“They aren’t getting refugee status and there are deportation orders hanging over the heads of all of them.

Identity crisis

Eytan Schwartz, spokesperson for the Committee for Advancement of Refugees of Darfur (Card), said that Israel has a moral obligation to take the Sudanese in.

“We are a country founded by refugees, we are a people who were persecuted for thousands of years. We of all people should know what it’s like to be people of a nation that nobody wants to take in.

“That’s why we have a moral, historical obligation to take them in, even if they’re from an enemy country.”

But the Israeli government has said the situation is now at a crisis point and closing the border or deporting them back to Egypt may be the only solution.

But the Israeli government has said the situation is now at a crisis point and closing the border or deporting them back to Egypt may be the only solution.

Avishai Braverman, a Knesset member, said: “People heard that Israel may be a haven … [But] we are such a small country, we cannot do that. We have our own problems with our own immigrants.

“You can do certain things, but it’s not in our capacity to solve the problem of all the Sudanese … to say that we can absorb hundreds of thousands when we cannot even take care of our own, that’s a nice world but its unrealistic and unfair.”

To many, those Sudanese seeking refuge in Israel are viewed as a threat to the Jewish identity.

“Israel has an identity challenge,” Schwartz said. “We are a Jewish democracy and this is an example, a perfect example, of the negotiation of these two identities.

“How can you be a democracy with human rights, with values of accepting people from all nations, but you still want to maintain your Jewish identity? … That means always maintaining a Jewish majority.”

With every new arrival, Israel’s dilemma deepens. At the same time, for the Sudanese who make the journey with so much hope, life in Israel now holds an uncertain future.

“To say that we can absorb hundreds of thousands when we cannot even take care of our own, that’s a nice world but its unrealistic and unfair” Avishai Braverman, Israeli Knesset member

Where will they go? Why can’t responsible countries make their home safe so they don’t have to go anywhere? Why is all this allowed to happen, Oil is not at stake? SHAME on the world!



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Bush Administration Last Days – Are We Scared Yet?

Posted by bosskitty on July 1, 2007

Bush administration wants us to be scared of:

  • AlQaeda,
  • Other un-named terrorists,
  • Gays,
  • anyone who is not a radical Christian, anyone who is not with his agenda,

  • Inclusive health care
  • People who think

This administration wants his population to be white or act white, buy in to the Armageddon concept to justify:

  • atrocities against other cultures (anything outside of his world is PAGAN)
  • completely destroy other civilizations (because they are PAGAN)
  • grab oil resources wherever we can (so his greasy buddies can profit)
  • allow genocide to grow exponentially long enough so that if we DO step up to responsibility thousands or millions have already died,

End Time Christian’s wars against PAGANS are equal to Islam’s war against INFIDELS. Euphemisms abound to cloak atrocities against other populations to justify world domination. The Political Islamists have used terror against innocent Americans, OK, so have Political Christians:

    1. First of all crimes against Americans are results of economic suppression and interference in local politics with extortion and bribery.
    2. American businesses use underhanded tactics to secure advantageous pricing and cheap labor from disadvantaged and desperate.
    3. Americans or their Proxy Mercenary Armies have injured, threatened or killed opposition to their agendas throughout history – don’t get me started on the American Indians.

Pagan can be defined broadly:

Wikipedia – the faith traditions outside the Abrahamic monotheistic group of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This includes the Dharmic religions (such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism), Native American religions and mythologies and Shinto as well as non-Abrahamic ethnic religions in general. More narrow definitions will not include any of the world religions and restrict the term to local or rural currents not organized as civil religions.

Both “Pagan” and “heathen” have historically been used as a pejorative by adherents of monotheistic religions (such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam) to indicate a disbeliever in their religion.

Religious Extremism:, Wikipedia, BBS News

Wikpedia – Dominionist , Islam

Answers – Dominionism, Islam

Religious Tolerance – Dominionism, Islam

DisbelieversUnited States GovernmentIslamChristianity



Bush’s conversations with GOD have allowed Counterfeit Religion to be used as an excuse to conquer for OIL!



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Pakistan – Transexual Couple Seek Justice

Posted by bosskitty on June 29, 2007


Bail for Pakistan ‘same-sex’ pair

Shumail Raj

Doctors say Raj is still a woman, despite sex change operations

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered that a couple jailed for perjury in a row over the husband’s sex should be released on bail, their lawyers say. The couple say they are man and wife, but the Lahore high court ruled last month that the husband was, in fact, a woman, despite sex-change surgery.
Shumail Raj, 31, had sex-change surgery to become a man and then married Shahzina Tariq, 24, a cousin.

The judgement of the high court has been suspended and the Supreme Court has ordered their release

Lawyer Babar Awan

She was aware of his condition but says she needed his help to avoid being forced into wedlock with someone else.

The couple originally sought the protection of the courts but were arrested last month after the bride’s family questioned whether Raj was a man.

Judges in Lahore jailed the couple for three years and fined them 10,000 Pakistani rupees ($165).

They found that the couple had lied about Raj’s sexual status and said their marriage was un-Islamic because it was same-sex.

Ms Tariq’s family wants to annul the wedding on the grounds that it is against Islam for two women to marry.

But the couple argue that they married to protect the bride from being sold into marriage to pay off her uncle’s gambling debts.

Ms Tariq says they are not homosexuals and they married because they are in love.


Shumail Raj (left) and Shahzina Tariq appealed to the president

It takes more balls to be gay or transexual in any Islamic country than it does to pack a car full of bombs and run to the market …

Watch closely how Musharraf handles this appeal.

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Fundamentalist Social Destruction Is Everywere

Posted by bosskitty on June 29, 2007

Egypt forbids female circumcision   By Magdi Abdelhadi  BBC Arab Affairs Analyst

Egypt has announced that it is imposing a complete ban on female circumcision, also known as genital mutilation.

the death of a 12-year-old girl in Upper Egypt a few days ago triggered an angry barrage of appeals from human rights groups to both the government and the medical profession to act swiftly and stamp out the practice. The doctor who carried out the operation has been arrested.

Egypt’s first lady, Susanne Mubarak, has spoken out strongly against female circumcision, saying that it is a flagrant example of continued physical and psychological violence against children which must stop.

The Grand Mufti and the head of the Coptic Church said female circumcision had no basis either in the Koran or in the Bible.

Recent studies have shown that some 90% of Egyptian women have been circumcised.

The practice is common among Muslim as well as Christian families in Egypt and other African countries, but is rare in the Arab world.

It is believed to be part of an ancient Egyptian rite of passage and is more common in rural areas.

Conservative families believe that circumcision is a way of protecting the girls’ chastity.

Gospels of the Demented are being imposed on people everywhere.

Anything is justified in the name of religion. 


Freedom of religion is the freedom to worship according to one’s own heart – NOT the freedom to impose YOUR rules, rites or beliefs onto the unwilling.
Religions have obscure interpretations that can be grabbed to justify any atrocity.

Case in point:  The Right To Life seems to be justifiable to unborn American children, but not the child victims of American warcraft.  How can we justify bombing a whole village in an effort to kill ONE or a DOZEN of the opposition. Collateral damage is NOT acceptable under any justification.


I am disgusted and sick to my stomach with the RIGHTEOUS of any religion bellowing from both sides of their mouth about “What God Wants”!  The arrogance of the HUMAN RACE to actually base it’s knowledge of what God wants on thousand year old texts or an army of self-serving blow hards behind pulpits.




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Texas Anger Swells Over Plans for Fence

Posted by nytexan on June 22, 2007

The idea of building a fence across the U.S. Mexico border is a sickening and a destructive non-solution to Texans. In Texas the fence will have an impact on endangered species, wildlife, small business, trade and families.

For those who have never been to the Texas Mexico border or the Rio Grande, you most likely think it’s a desolate waste land with no value. Therefore, the idea of a fence means nothing and its only impact will be to keep Mexicans out. You are very wrong, my friend. Let’s look at what the Texas border really is; the people who live and own property and how they feel about the fence that all of you so desperately want.

By the way the Rio Grande is the border and the fence isn’t going in the Rio Grande, its going on private land which will cut off access to the lake and the Rio Grande. Businesses will suffer.

Pictures at the end of the post are the areas and business that will suffer.

Generational Family Land:

ROMA, Tex. — Since 1767, some 150 acres of wooded riverfront along the Rio Grande has belonged to the family of Cecilia Ramirez Benavides, land granted to her ancestors by Spanish settlers who colonized Mexico, or New Spain, as it was then known.

Generations later, much of the Ramirez tract, with its mile of riverbank, remains undisturbed, overrun by huge mesquite and ebony trees, thick clusters of prickly pear cactus and chaparral. It is inhabited by the endangered ocelot — only 100 are believed to remain in the United States — the bright-orange Altamira oriole with its distinctive whistle and huge, pouchlike woven nests, and the green jay, with its bright-blue nape.

Already, the modern world has intruded on this privately owned mini-nature preserve. Cecilia Benavides and her husband, Noel Benavides Sr., have given the Border Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the National Guard permanent access to their land to apprehend illegal immigrants and drug smugglers.

“They’re going to destroy an ecosystem that took centuries and that’s never going to come back,” said Noel Benavides, an alderman in this small border city.

But the Department of Homeland Security’s latest entreaty is where the couple have decided they must draw the line. Their tranquil piece of riverfront — owned by the Ramirez clan long before northern Mexico became Texas — lies directly in the path of the federal government’s plan to build 700 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Texas will get 153 miles of fence; Arizona, 129 miles; California, 76 miles; and New Mexico, 12. A map of the proposed fencing was attached to the memo.

The documents sparked an outcry from border officials from El Paso down to Brownsville, as well as from farmers who plant vegetables, cotton and grain in the rich alluvium along the banks of the Rio Grande. Border businessmen who depend on Mexicans for a majority of their retail sales and private landowners, such as the Benavideses, were outraged, too.

For many, the Rio Grande may only conjure up television images of illegal immigrants swimming or tubing the river from Mexico to Texas. But in South Texas, the river is the source for municipal water systems and farm irrigation districts and of recreation. It is a natural boundary between two regions whose history, families and commerce are intricately connected.

Agriculture and Business:

Richard Drawe is not only concerned about his water rights and access to the land he farms on the banks of the Rio Grande. He’s also worried about the prospect of the federal government appropriating his land for a fence under eminent domain.

Drawe’s family has been farming the area since 1917, and today he grows grain sorghum, cotton and vegetables on 1,400 acres. The fence, as proposed, would cut Drawe’s farmland in half.

“All the land south of the fence would be unusable. We would be cut off from our land, plain and simple,” said Drawe, who supports the addition of Border Patrol agents and the high-tech surveillance towers. “For somebody that’s outside South Texas, it sounds like a great idea to have a fence. You have to have controlled borders, I know that. But there’s other ways to do it.”

Business and Ecomony:

Farming and drinking water are not the only water issues that will have an economic impact it will also affect Lake Amistad in Del Rio. Lake Amistad has marinas and small businesses that support them. Amistad is an international recreation area on the United States-Mexico border. The Amistad Reservoir on the Rio Grande includes 850 miles of Lake Shoreline, of which 540 are in Texas. Boating and water sports highlight activities in the U.S. section of the reservoir. In addition, the area is rich in archeology and rock art, and contains a wide variety of plant and animal life.

The Rio Grande also has water rafting, competition and recreational fishing, bed and breakfasts, horse back riding excursions and much more. All of these companies and small mom and pop business will shut down.

Eagle Pass Mayor Chad Foster, who said he crosses the bridge daily to Piedras Negras, the Mexican city across the Rio Grande, said the lawmakers “that voted for this fence have never seen the reality of the border” and seen “the relationship that we have with our neighbors.”

In Texas families that live on both sides and visit weekly, daily, on birthday and holidays. You don’t think the fence will affect these families. Think of it this way; you live in N.Y.C. and your parents live in Newark, N.J., you can’t go see them because there is a fence and Homeland Security requires documents so you can have dinner with your parents. Have you thought about this; probably not.

Did you know that there are many employee of U.S. companies that cross the border every day to go to work and then cross to go home. No, they are not all Mexicans many Americans live across the border because it’s cheaper. This will this affect their employment and the business that depend on them. Have you thought about this; probably not.

The Environment:

The environmental groups that oversee a corridor of 182,000 acres of wildlife refuge along or near the river — a top birding destination whose devotees infuse the deep South Texas economy with an estimated $150 million yearly — said the region is now under threat.

For two decades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has spent $80 million buying property along the Rio Grande, replanting the land with native vegetation to attract animals and birds and to create the wildlife corrider. That effort, environmentalists say, is now directly threatened.

“Fencing in general creates problems for wildlife,” said Nancy Brown, a spokeswoman for the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Alamo. “This wildlife corrider is a string of pearls [that has] 20 federally listed threatened and endangered species. This adds one more layer of difficulty.”

Many Texans, myself included, find the whole idea of the fence a destruction to families, businesses, the environment and our way of life. If the rest of the country who so desperately wants a fence, I suggest that Texas erect the fence on its northern and western border. Then Texas won’t have to suffer the consequences of misguided and uniformed information or the hatred to our neighbors that the rest of the country has.

How do you put a fence here without destroying Texas? You thought this was a desert we’re talking about. I’m not surprised at your main stream media awareness or lack thereof of our state.







Marina Lake Amistad in Del Rio


Border bridges: Laredo, Texas, on the right, is the nation’s busiest inland port.

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Beware Christian Dominionists – God Tells Them To Kill

Posted by bosskitty on June 21, 2007

Beware the Dominionist “love bomb” By Kerry Tomasi Online Journal Contributing Writer

During a recent address to the Good Shepherd Baptists in Terre Haute Indiana, Col. J. Tyler Ryberg had this to say about our “war on terror”, and its current focal point, Iraq: ” . . . it’s an act of love to kill evil people who seek to kill Americans, it’s an act of love for our nation”. And with regards to those “Islamic jihadists” in Iraq seeking to kill us: “Peace is not an option.”

In light of the half million innocent (i.e. – not “Islamic jihadists”) Iraqi men, women, and children who may have been killed (thus far) as a result of our invasion, many have questioned where Col. Ryberg gets his reasoning (not to mention his definition of “love”).

But I’m not one of them. I know where he gets his reasoning. He gets it from what he deems the “supreme law of the land” – the Bible, and specifically the Old Testament.

Consider the biblical account of God’s ‘chosen ones’ (the first ones, not us) and their foray into the land of Canaan. Recall that God instructed Moses and Joshua to invade the “promised land” and kill everything and everyone they could get their hands on. They were to ” . . . save alive nothing that breatheth”. (Deut 20:16-17, 7:1-2, Josh 10:40)

When you combine this myopic “we’re special” conditioning with the reasoning espoused by Ryberg and others within the Dominionist movement (Google or Mash it), you create an extremely volatile and dangerous situation. And it’s all the more dangerous because these folks have infiltrated and/or control much of the Republican Party.

They want an authoritarian theocracy similar in design and kind to that in the days of Moses and Joshua.

A theocracy that believes it has a god-given right to exercise dominion over the entire earth, including other people and their property.

A theocracy that views billions of others not quite like themselves as evil.

A theocracy with enough nuclear firepower to destroy the planet.

So much for the Constitution …



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Casual Lawbreaking at the White House

Posted by bosskitty on June 21, 2007

By Dan Froomkin   Special to

New evidence unearthed by House Democrats establishes that White House political adviser Karl Rove and many of his colleagues used Republican National Committee e-mail accounts for official business — even though White House policy is clear that doing so is a violation of the Presidential Records Act.

How did such casual lawbreaking come to be so widespread?  And why was it tolerated?  Those are among the questions the White House has yet to answer satisfactorily.

And as the new House Oversight Committee report points out, the White House counsel’s office — then headed by current Attorney General Alberto Gonzales — was aware of these violations of e-mail policy, but chose to do nothing about it.

Ron Hutcheson writes for McClatchy Newspapers: “Presidential adviser Karl Rove sent more than 140,000 e-mails through the Republican National Committee’s computer system, circumventing a federal law intended to guarantee the preservation of presidential records, House of Representatives investigators have concluded.

“While 88 White House aides used the back-channel system, Rove was its biggest user at the White House, and more than half of his communications dealt with official business, according to an interim report by the House Oversight Committee. . . .

We don’t have to follow NO STINKIN’ RULES! 

Enforce LAW on the OTHER GUYS, we don’t worry ’bout NO STINKIN’ LAWS!

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