Something to do on a Dog Day afternoon

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If you are suffering from low blood pressure,  here is a web site that might bump it up for you:
It’s the home page for the Cuban American Alliance.  The name won’t give away the true identity of these folks, but the address does.  It’s the web site maintained by the Castroite diplomats/spies in Washington D.C.   Go there and you will instantly see a rise in blood pressure.
If you are skeptical about the physical impact of such a cyber-visit, just read their mission statement:
The Cuban American Alliance Education Fund, Inc. (CAAEF) is a [501c(3)]non profit organization for the development of mutually beneficial engagements between
Cubans and Americans that promote understanding and human compassion.
And, if you are looking for something to do, why not call or write these nice people?  Their “Help Us” page actually begs for pen pals.
CAAEF, Inc.
Phone/Fax (805)627-1959
e-mail: caaef@hughes.net
Send your comments and opinions to nuevas@earthlink.net
If you are suffering from low blood pressure,  here is a web site that might bump it up for you:  http://www.cubamer.org/index.asp
It’s the home page for the Cuban American Alliance.  The name doesn’t disclose the true identity of these folks, but the address gives it away.  It’s the web site maintained by the Castroite “diplomats”/spies in Washington D.C.   Go there and you will instantly boost your blood pressure.
If you are skeptical about the physical impact of such a cyber-visit, just read their mission statement:
The Cuban American Alliance Education Fund, Inc. (CAAEF) is a [501c(3)]non profit organization for the development of mutually beneficial engagements between
Cubans and Americans that promote understanding and human compassion.
And, if you are looking for something to do, why not call these nice people or send them an email message?  Their “Help Us” page actually begs for buddies pen pals.  And, unlike all other Castroite sites, which block comments from anyone who is not on an approved list, this one actually does seem to allow anyone to send a message.
CAAEF, Inc.
Phone/Fax (805)627-1959
e-mail: caaef@hughes.net
Send your comments and opinions to nuevas@earthlink.net

Quick, get ready for another Castro, here, in the Oval Office !!!!


Julian Castro, Harvard man, mayor of San Antonio
Julian Castro, Harvard man, mayor of San Antonio

Because the USA has diversity fever, and the only prescription for it is a Lateeenoh /Hiss-panic/ Person of Colour  in the Oval Office.  It is the only acceptable narrative.  Get that through your head.  No other option will do.  Except for a Transgendered Lateeenah Womanista single mother.

It seems the trend-makers in the liberal and progressive media stratosphere have already identified the worthiest successor to Obama.  And his surnaname is … Castro…. Ay Dios mio !!!   Imagine anyone running for president in the USA with the surname Mussolini, Hitler, or Stalin.   Or Pinochet, come to think of it.   Kiss of death, for sure, for anyone with light pigmentation.  But condescending neocolonial and neoracist  attitudes toward skin color overcome all disadvantages and inconveniences in the Democratic Party.  Tokenism rules!  Besides, all politically-correct intelligent progressives know that the Castro brothers in that island just south of Florida have created a perfect utopia for their benighted, inferior Lateenoh subjects.  There is no stigma on the Castro name.  Just the opposite: the surname Castro evokes images of enlightened rulership, and, above all, progress for all inferior people of colour.

So, get ready, hermahnohs and hermahnahs:  after four more years of Obama we are all predestined for eight years of Castro.   And watch out, this Castro has a twin brother.  So add another eight years on top of that.

From The Daily Beast (aptly named after one of the most beloved characters in the Book of Revelation).

Is Democratic Convention Keynote Speaker Julian Castro the Next Obama?

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When Julian Castro, the San Antonio mayor, was announced Tuesday as the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention, the most common reaction among Democrats was “Who?”
The first Latino ever tapped for the high-profile primetime address, 37-year-old Castro is the youngest mayor of a top-50 American city. Serving a second term after a 2011 reelection with 82.9 percent of the vote, the Stanford and Harvard Law graduate’s biography lists a number of accolades that make it clear he’s an up-and-comer. He made Time magazine’s list of “40 under 40,” and his life story is the embodiment of what we think of as the striving American. The son of a single mother, Castro and his twin brother, Joaquin, who also has a stellar résumé and is running for Congress in Texas, strike the same chords that Barack Obama did when he was selected to keynote the Democratic convention in 2004—that America is a land of opportunity where merit and hard work are rewarded.
While most national politicos had never heard of him before Tuesday, Castro has been a co-chair of the Obama campaign, and a campaign aide confirms he has been “a very effective surrogate on the stump.” As mayor, he has put into practice some of President Obama’s most cherished ideals by pressing a “new energy economy” and making educational attainment a priority. The Café College he established is a one-stop center to help students prepare for college.
Democrats cheered the choice of Castro—and the Spanish-language network Univision, which broke the news of his selection Tuesday, tweeted that the Castro story gave its website its best traffic day ever.
So, is Julian Castro the next Obama? Our experts debate his preemptive title on NewsBeast.
“He’s young, energetic, and impressive, exactly the kind of message the party wants to send,” says Matt Bennett, a cofounder of the centrist Democratic group Third Way.

When Julian Castro, the San Antonio mayor, was announced Tuesday as the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention, the most common reaction among Democrats was “Who?”The first Latino ever tapped for the high-profile primetime address, 37-year-old Castro is the youngest mayor of a top-50 American city. Serving a second term after a 2011 reelection with 82.9 percent of the vote, the Stanford and Harvard Law graduate’s biography lists a number of accolades that make it clear he’s an up-and-comer. He made Time magazine’s list of “40 under 40,” and his life story is the embodiment of what we think of as the striving American. The son of a single mother, Castro and his twin brother, Joaquin, who also has a stellar résumé and is running for Congress in Texas, strike the same chords that Barack Obama did when he was selected to keynote the Democratic convention in 2004—that America is a land of opportunity where merit and hard work are rewarded.

While most national politicos had never heard of him before Tuesday, Castro has been a co-chair of the Obama campaign, and a campaign aide confirms he has been “a very effective surrogate on the stump.” As mayor, he has put into practice some of President Obama’s most cherished ideals by pressing a “new energy economy” and making educational attainment a priority. The Café College he established is a one-stop center to help students prepare for college.

Democrats cheered the choice of Castro—and the Spanish-language network Univision, which broke the news of his selection Tuesday, tweeted that the Castro story gave its website its best traffic day ever.

So, is Julian Castro the next Obama? Our experts debate his preemptive title on NewsBeast.

“He’s young, energetic, and impressive, exactly the kind of message the party wants to send,” says Matt Bennett, a cofounder of the centrist Democratic group Third Way.

Read the rest of the slobbering prediction here. And… for the original source of the “fever” reference, go here.

Oh, but they have free medical care! And it’s so wonderful… Please keep in mind they had no health care before, at all !!!

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The Wonders of Universal Free Health Care in Castrolandia.

A hospital in Havana, in El Cerro neighborhood.  Name: Hospital Clínico Quirúrgico Docente de 10 de Octubre, formerly known as La Quinta de los Dependientes del Comercio de la Habana, and also as Quinta de la Salud de la Purísima Concepción.

This hospital was NOT established by any government, but by nuns. And it was funded by private contributions.  Before Castro came along, hospitals such as this provided FREE health care to the poor.  Paying customers normally joined an insurance plan run by the hospital and the cost was minimal.  My parents paid five pesos a month for the whole family at a similar hospital (Sagrado Corazón).  This was equivalent to five U.S. dollars back then, in the 1950’s. And those five bucks entitled you to unlimited medical care.  Anyone who worked in our household was also covered by our family plan.

You can visit the web site for this wonderful Castroite hospital here, and its University of Havana Medical School web site here.  But you won’t find these photos, taken by a dissident, Miladys Carnel González.  (Visit her website here).

This is a teaching hospital that has won awards from the government of Castrolandia.  It is also an “ecological preserve.”  You can find some very pretty pictures of its trees here.

It claims to have one thousand beds and boasts of having an intensive care unit, a pain clinic,  a stress clinic, and a psychiatric clinic.   All of which would be needed by anyone who lands in this hellhole.

The spots on the wall are not an art project by the local chapter of the Pioneers or the Vamos Requetebien artist’s cooperative.  The spots are bat excrement.

By the way, if you want to get a glimpse of Castroite chicanary and doublespeak at its inglorious worst, check out this website here.  It is a “scientific” study of the pain clinic at this hospital.   I suppose it might also be appropriate to put quotation marks around “pain clinic.”   This is what they do: if you come in complaining of pain, you are given a natural, holistic treatment that normally consists of nothing more than accupuncture.  No pain medications whatsoever.   Then they boast that this natural approach has two wonderful results:

1. The government saves a lot of money: “In other words, from the social point of view, there were some 17 million pesos in savings, substantiating the conclusion that Traditional and Natural Medicine methods are preferable from both medical and economic standpoint.”  2.

2. You can keep your slaves working despite their pain, for if they receive these “natural” treatments, . they are not allowed to ask for time off:  “In addition, when natural methods are used on ambulatory patients, they can go to work, which makes the social cost much lower than treatment with blocks [pain-blocking medications].”

Please note the term “ambulatory” in that last sentence.  It is coded language for one of the many established rules of Castrolandia:  if you can walk, you can work.  No Ibuprofen for you!

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As many in the world see it, this kind of medical care justifies all of the repression in the country formerly known as Cuba.

What? No gaffe? No one took umbrage? Forget this story… yah…Fuhgeddaboudit

romney polandFrom The Weekly Standard

Romney’s Warsaw Speech

by William Kristol

Mitt Romney’s stop in Jerusalem will probably remain the highlight of his foreign trip, but his eloquent and powerful speech today in Warsaw deserves more notice than it will probably get. In his remarks, Romney suggests a theme for his trip as a whole and a rationale for visiting the three nations he chose to visit, and sketches the national qualities he finds worthy of praise.

I reproduce the speech below, so you can read the whole text. But I’d call attention to these passages, near the top of the speech, as particularly noteworthy:

“I began this trip in Britain and end it here in Poland: the two bookends of NATO, history’s greatest military alliance that has kept the peace for over half a century. While at 10 Downing Street I thought back to the days of Winston Churchill, the man who first spoke of the Iron Curtain that had descended across Europe. What an honor to stand in Poland, among the men and women who helped lift that curtain.

“After that stay in England, I visited the State of Israel – a friend of your country and mine. It’s been a trip to three places far apart on the map. But for an American, you can’t get much closer to the ideals and convictions of my own country. Our nations belong to the great fellowship of democracies. We speak the same language of freedom and justice. We uphold the right of every person to live in peace.

“Yesterday, I saw the memorial at Westerplatte and the gate at the Gdansk Shipyard, where Polish citizens stood with courage and determination against daunting odds. And today, on the eve of the 68th anniversary of this city’s uprising against the Nazis, I will pay tribute at the monument to that historic struggle. Over 200,000 Poles were killed in those weeks, and this city was nearly destroyed. But your enduring spirit survived.”

It’s striking that in these remarks, Romney chooses to speak not as a “citizen of the world” but as a citizen of the free world. He suggests that American exceptionalism isn’t a basis for some sort of arrogant disdain for the rest of the world, but rather provides the grounds for a duty to stand with others around the world fighting for freedom. And he explains that, in the case of Poland but also beyond the case of Poland, the spirit of liberty can be allied with the spirit of faith, and the courage of rebellion with the power of truth.

It would be an irony if, on a foreign trip which most of his campaign regarded as a diversion from the allegedly all-important and all-consuming topic of jobs, jobs, jobs, Mitt Romney found his voice to speak about the deeper issue at stake in the 2012 election and beyond, the question of what America stands for and what America means.

Here’s the full text of the speech: continue reading here

¡Ay, Dios mio! Ese Rubio me hace temblar (Oh my God! That Rubio makes me tremble)

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"AWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO! This is going to be really scaaary, kids!"

From Univision, the Lateeenoh  network:

Former New Mexico governor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson admits to the Univision cyclops that he is very afraid of Marco Rubio.   The Castro-hugging Richardson — whose propaganda exploits on behalf of the regime have been exposed here on Babalu numerous times (see this sample from last year)  — broke free  from the talking points memo of the Obama campaign and admitted that Marco Rubio could siphon off some of the Hiss-Panic vote despite the fact that he is a Cuban-American and therefore also wrong  on just about every issue that matters to Hiss-Panics.

As former SCTV superstar Count Floyd would say: AWWWOOOOOOOOO, ARRROOOOOOOOOO!  This is so scary, kids.  Make sure your Lateeenoh parents get out to vote, and remind them to vote for Obama early and often, in as many different precincts as possible.  Remind them they won’t need any identification.  AWWWOOO-HAROOO-AAWHOOOOOO!   HAA-HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

To get rrreallly scared, kids, catch some classic Count Floyd Monster Chiller Horror Theater here (“Doctor Tongue’s Evil House of Pancakes 3-D Special”) and here (“Blood Sucking Monkeys from West Mifflin, Pennsylvania”).  Please watch….I prrromise, you will be scaaared out of your pants!

Bill Richardson: “I’m afraid of Marco Rubio.”

By Emily Deruy

Richardson said that Rubio could win over some Latinos, but that President Obama deserves their support.

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says that he is afraid of Marco Rubio’s ability to cut into President Obama’s Latino support.
Richardson, a Mexican-American who ran against Obama in 2008 for the Democratic presidential nomination, said that the freshman Florida senator is one of the Republican Party’s fastest-rising stars who could make the GOP more appealing to Latino voters both in this election and in future ones.
“I like him. And yes, I’m afraid of him because I think he is an attractive politician, well prepared. And he is Cuban-American and to me that is positive,” Richardson said in an interview on Univision’s Al Punto. “Because I want all Hispanics in the Republican Party, in the Democratic Party, whether Latin Americans, Central Americans, Cubans, Mexicans, I want us to unite.”
Richardson went on to say that if Mitt Romney chooses him as his running mate, Rubio could steal votes away from Obama in battleground states with large Latino voter populations, though Richardson said it wouldn’t be enough to outright defeat Obama.
“I think he is someone, for example, in states like Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and certainly Florida, could give Romney votes that he doesn’t have now. I don’t think putting him on the ticket will be enough to defeat President Obama. But he is an attractive politician.”
Rubio has long attracted buzz as a potential running mate for Romney, both for his appeal to conservative voters and his potential to connect with Latinos, who strongly prefer Obama over his Republican opponent.

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says that he is afraid of Marco Rubio’s ability to cut into President Obama’s Latino support.

Richardson, a Mexican-American who ran against Obama in 2008 for the Democratic presidential nomination, said that the freshman Florida senator is one of the Republican Party’s fastest-rising stars who could make the GOP more appealing to Latino voters both in this election and in future ones.

“I like him. And yes, I’m afraid of him because I think he is an attractive politician, well prepared. And he is Cuban-American and to me that is positive,” Richardson said in an interview on Univision’s Al Punto. “Because I want all Hispanics in the Republican Party, in the Democratic Party, whether Latin Americans, Central Americans, Cubans, Mexicans, I want us to unite.”

Richardson went on to say that if Mitt Romney chooses him as his running mate, Rubio could steal votes away from Obama in battleground states with large Latino voter populations, though Richardson said it wouldn’t be enough to outright defeat Obama.

“I think he is someone, for example, in states like Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and certainly Florida, could give Romney votes that he doesn’t have now. I don’t think putting him on the ticket will be enough to defeat President Obama. But he is an attractive politician.”

Rubio has long attracted buzz as a potential running mate for Romney, both for his appeal to conservative voters and his potential to connect with Latinos, who strongly prefer Obama over his Republican opponent.

If you’re not trrrrembling too much, kids, continue reading here. There is much more…. I prrromise….  AWWWOOO-HAROOO-AAWHOOOOOO!

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Take that Fidel, take that Raul, you rat bastards…. this is what the “historic exile” is all about.

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Ryan Lochte and his Cuban Mom

Ryan Lochte’s Cuban Mom on How He Became a Great Swimmer

Source: NBC News

The 6-time Olympic medalist credits his Cuban mom, Ileana “Ike” Lochte, for his success

He is on the cover of Vogue magazine, has commercials for Speedo, Gillette, and Ralph Lauren – and just happens to be one of the best swimmers in the world.

Florida’s own Ryan Lochte seems to be on top of the world, and the London 2012 Olympic Games are next on his list to conquer.

Lochte, who grew up in Central Florida, credits his Cuban mom for where he is today.

“And every time I hear it, I cry, because you work so hard to get your kids to fulfill their goals, and sometimes they don’t realize it until they’re older, and now he’s realizing how much we’ve given up,” says his mother, Ileana “Ike” Lochte.

She was born in Havana, and her family moved to Miami when she was 7, later growing up in New York. Ike returned to attend the University of Miami, where she met her husband Steve.

The Lochtes then settled along with their children in Port Orange. The small Florida town just south of Daytona Beach has even named a street after their local hero – Lochte Way.

Ryan Lochte’s parents, both of whom were swimmers, coached their son until he was 12.

A turning point came when he was 6 or 7.

“He swam at a swim meet, a mini-meet, that he was able to beat 9-year-olds, and that was it,” Ike Lochte says. That was the first time she saw potential greatness in him, she says.

Ryan Lochte went on to the University of Florida where he started to work with a coach that told him he was good enough to be the best, and that if he would put in the work, he could make it to the Olympics.

Work he did – and it has paid off with six Olympic medals and four world records to date.

“He never misses a day of practice unless he is doing a photo shoot or something,” his mom says. “He never misses a day of anything. He loves it, he loves the competiveness, he loves the weight training.”

Asked where her son gets his Adonis body from, Ike Lochte has a ready response.

“Of course, it’s me,” she says with a laugh.

Click here to read about this week’s duels between Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps at the U.S. Olympic trials.

London will be Ryan Lochte’s third Olympic Summer Games, and by many accounts this will be his year.

His mom has medals of all colors, shapes and sizes in her family’s Port Orange home, but his personal gold from Beijing in 2008 is her fondest memory, she says.

“When he won the gold medal, the individual gold medal, and all I could think about what was my parents went through and how he’s there representing the United States, and my parents wanted us to be there so badly, to be in the United States,” she says. “And to see him up there with the American flag, it was great.”

Payá’s widow wants direct access to eyewitnesses (one of whom claims to have slept through the “accident”)

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From Fox News Lateeeeenoh:

Cuban dissident’s widow rejects gov’t version of husband’s death

The widow of prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya said she does not accept the official government statement on the cause of the car crash that killed her husband and is demanding to meet with the two survivors of the accident.

“I’m not going to accept the version the government’s giving. In no way do I accept it,” Ofelia Acevedo told Efe Friday after Cuban state television made public an Interior Ministry note on the accident.

Paya, the 60-year-old leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, and 31-year-old Harold Cepero, also a member of that dissident organization, died in the accident last Sunday near Bayamo, a city 800 kilometers (500 miles) east of Havana.

The driver of the vehicle, Spain’s Angel Carromero, an activist with the youth wing of his country’s governing conservative Popular Party, and Sweden’s Jens Aron Modig, chairman of the Christian Democrat Youth League, were slightly injured.

The Cuban government said in its note – released Friday – that speeding on a highway where roadwork was being done caused the deadly accident.

Until I’m able to speak with Angel and Aron, the last two people who saw my husband alive, have access to the expert reports and have the advice of people independent of the Cuban government, I can’t have an idea of what really happened that day. I have to meet with those boys.”

Both young men are in custody in Cuba. The Spaniard is being held at a police station in Bayamo and the Swede by immigration authorities in Havana……

Carromero, who is being held in Bayamo, said, according to the official note, that he did not remember seeing the sign about the roadwork and could not say how fast he was going.

Modig, meanwhile, said he was asleep when the accident happened.


Much more here.

The tree that Cuban authorities hold responsible for Payá's death
The scene of the “accident”

Raul to Barack and Hilary: Yeah, sure…. and I’m willing to set myself on fire too, after I lick a few razors and ingest five pounds of glass shards.

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From The Washington Times:

Castro open to talks ‘any day’ U.S. wants

Offer to discuss anything met with skepticism

by Ashish Kumar Se

Cuban President Raul Castro on Thursday said he is ready for talks with the United States, a day after the Obama administration slammed the communist government for detaining mourners at the funeral of a prominent Cuban dissident.

The State Department said President Obama is open to forging new relationship with Cuba if Mr. Castro adopts democratic reforms and respects human rights, but the Cuban-born chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said “only a fool” would trust Mr. Castro.

The Cuban president, who took over from his ailing brother Fidel in 2008, said no topic — including democracy, human rights and press freedoms — would be off-limits as long as any talks are a conversation between equals.

“Any day they want, the table is set. This has already been said through diplomatic channels,” Mr. Castro said. “If they want to talk, we will talk.”

“We are nobody’s colony, nobody’s puppet,” he added.

Mr. Castro’s remarks were made at the end of a Revolution Day ceremony that marked the 59th anniversary of a failed uprising against a military barracks in 1953. Cuban rebels overthrew dictator Fulgencio Batista on Jan. 1, 1959.

A State Department spokesman told The Washington Times that Mr. Obama has set preconditions to better relations with Cuba.

“In order for the United States to be fully engaged with Cuba, Cuba would need to allow Cubans to exercise freedom of expression and the right to petition their government,” said Noel Clay, a State Department spokesman.

“It would also include ending the mistreatment of peaceful civil society dissidents, the release of political prisoners, and the humanitarian release of American citizen Alan Gross,” he added. “Cuban authorities continue to deny the Cuban people their human rights, and the president has stated that he will continue to stand up for those rights and encourage others to do so as well.”

Mr. Gross, a resident of Maryland and a subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development, was arrested in 2009 and charged with spying. He is serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, lashed out at Mr. Castro’s offer of talks.

“Only a fool would think that Raul Castro wants to have talks that would benefit either the Cuban people or our great nation,” the Florida Republican said. “When the Castro brothers talk, they lie.”

On Wednesday, the White House blasted the Cuban government for detaining about 50 mourners at the funeral of Oswaldo Paya, a prominent dissident who died in a car crash under mysterious circumstances near the island’s eastern province of Granma on Sunday.

Witnesses to the crash said the driver of Mr. Paya’s car lost control and slammed into a tree. Mr. Paya’s family said the car was forced off the road.

The White House said that the detentions “provide a stark demonstration of the climate of repression in Cuba.” Some of the detainees were reportedly beaten.

On Thursday, Mr. Castro accused the opposition in his country of trying to topple the government.

“Some small factions are doing nothing less than trying to set the stage and hoping that one day what happened in Libya will happen here,” he said.

Another shocking piece of news

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Gerard Depardieu, maître d’impolitesse

From the Daily Telegraph, some British gloating:

The French have admitted they are “rude, stroppy, and slothful” in a new survey about what they think of their own behaviour.

The poll revealed 97 per cent of Paris public transport users believed fellow travellers were “ill-mannered” and lacked civility.

The biggest gripe was people forcing their way onto trains before other passengers had got off.

Other irritations were passengers talking too loudly on mobile phones, and people sprawling over two seats in packed carriages.

Also included in the list of annoyances were queue-jumping at ticket counters, leaping over barriers without paying, putting feet up on seats, eating in public with one’s mouth open and leaving litter behind….

The study comes two years after a separate survey of foreigners visiting Paris voted them the rudest people in Europe.

The TripAdvisor website research found tourists thought the French capital had the least friendly locals, the rudest taxi drivers and the most hostile and aggressive waiters.

Read the whole shocking story here.

Your mozzer waz a hamzter and your fazzer smelt of elderberries... I fart in your general direction

Your mozzer waz a hamzter and your fazzer smelt of elderberries… I farrt in your generral dirrection