Glenn Beck to Tea Party: If you support Newt but not Obama, you’re racist

Glenn Beck just jumped the shark with this one. He said this last night on Judge Napolitano’s show:

I issued a challenge to the Tea Party members. The challenge is this: You read [Newt’s] record, you read his words. Not just the happy parts like you read about Theodore Roosevelt. Look into his record. See what he believes. This man is a progressive. He knows he’s a progressive. He doesn’t have a problem with being a progressive.

So if you’ve got a big government progressive [in Newt] or a big government progressive in Obama, one in Newt Gingrich, one in Obama, ask yourself this Tea Party. Is it about Obama’s race, because that’s what it appears to be to me. If you’re against him [Obama] but you’re for this guy [Newt], it must be about race. I mean, what else is it about Judge?

It’s the policies that matter, it’s the policies that matter.

I know Newt has his problems which is why he isn’t my primary candidate. And if you don’t support him in the primaries I totally understand. But to say he’s exactly like Obama, and on top of that, to say that a Tea Party member is racist for supporting Newt over Obama, that is absolutely absurd and in my opinion enough for me to discontinue watching Beck in any format, forever.

Seriously folks, Obama is one of the worst presidents America has ever had. Newt is absolutely not an outsider and he’s done things that make many of us second guess him. But when it mattered, Newt’s Congress actually did some pretty good stuff and, as Rush recently noted, is the last Speaker to have actually cut the budget. And this election demands that we put someone in office that will do the opposite of what Obama has been doing to this country. Newt may not be the best candidate but if he is the nominee, as I’ve said of others, I WILL RUN to the polls to vote for him.

And for the record, I do NOT believe that Newt wants this country to fail as does Obama. I do NOT believe that Newt sees America the same way Obama sees it. And I do NOT believe Newt will continue what Obama has done to this country.



Sorry Glenn, but I’m NOT a racist if I vote for Newt. I want to get Obama out of office as much as the next guy and as The Great One says, I will vote for an orange juice can over Obama. And Newt certainly isn’t an orange juice can.

Here’s the clip so you can see for yourself:

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UPDATE: I see a lot of people saying that Beck didn’t literally mean that we are racists and what not. Just for a moment, let’s say he didn’t say that at all. But he is saying that Obama and Newt are the same in that they are progressives, and that is almost as absurd as suggesting it’s about race if we vote for Newt.

But he said what he said. I’ve given you his quote and the video. Sounded pretty clear to me, but as always, you can decide and it looks like many of you have already.

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Mixing religion and politics always leads to brain damage. And no, I’m not being snarky. It’s true. The best joining of the spiritual and the physical is a human being, and anyone can see how many variations of that are in existence.

To try to conceive of a Creator that is so much more than the mortals we are is simply, well… insane. The best we can do from our limited flawed perch is to believe. Unfortunately for guys like Beck, beliefs are not currency that can be transferred from one to another. Each person’s belief is unique because it cannot be quantified and can only be qualified indirectly via observation over time.

Beck needs to to take some quiet time in an igloo.

Tom Wall
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Tom Wall

Glenn really stepped in it this time. But wait! It’s a left wing socialist trick that made him say Tea Party members are Racist if they vote for Newt, Glenn would never say that. It’s some kind of conspiracy.

Tom Wall
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Tom Wall

So now I’m a Racist if I dont vote for Obama? I’m a tea party member and a racist?
this will be my last look at this web page or GBTV i’ve requested my subscription to be cancelled.

Obama is no different than Newt? And all along I thought those tears you shed so often was because you love America.

bella93
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Well, I’m so disappointed in Beck. I have, to this point, been a HUGE fan, but he is doing all the things politically he said he would never do and he is dead wrong. One thing that really bothers me is that he is acting like people can’t change. “just look at his record and what he has said”. What if we looked at Glenn’s past and could not get past that, or forgive him his transgressions, or believe that he is a different person now. Wow! Can he be the only one to overcome his past? I don’t think so, and with all of his sheeple type followers, he may just be handing this election to Obama.

Carter Walker
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Carter Walker

Beck has clearly risen to the level of his incompetence.

He is just going to go around the table criticizing something about each candidate until he arrives at the conclusion that it has to be Romney as the nominee even though he doesn’t really like him. He will do that because they are both Mormons.

What I just said is no more absurd or offensive than what Beck just said about the Tea Party. If Beck does not need to be substantive in his “assessments” I don’t either. This combined with the way he weaseled out of criticism for the Sherrod story last summer should have people who are paying attention running for the exits on this guy. He is officially a clown.

Ed Herold
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Ed Herold

I was mad at Beck earlier for his statement and didn’t watch his show live today because I was supporting Newt but then I felt I needed to here him out. I just finished Becks monolog on GBTV this evening to find myself in agreement with him about Newt, I suggest you all do the same!

Debbie Stevens
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Debbie Stevens

I’ve been a loyal and happy fan of Glenn’s for YEARS, I even got TWO gbtv subscriptions just to show extra support for his endeavors. I’ve watched this a few times and came to the conclusion that he really did say this in all seriousness, he wasn’t just being ‘sarcastic’ or ‘joking’ and I take offense at his comment. I never disliked Obama because of his skin color. I supported Cain and my fiance’s not white (he’s Eskimo) I dislike Obama cuz he’s a fraud. I’m not saying I’m a Newt supporter either, I haven’t decided. But should I choose to support Newt, that has nothing to do with his or Obama’s skin color. I think Bachmann and Santorum are the last TRUE Conservatives we have running… but hey, I’ll take Newt ANY DAY over Obama!!! If Ron Paul were to win the nomination (snickers) I’d vote for him too,… Read more »

Michael Zorn
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When he said, “it must be about race”, either he meant that Newt was racist, or that we are.

Newt may well have some baggage from the past, but he’s unquestionably the brightest of all the candidates. And I’ll bet he wrote his own books.

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Is it about getting rid of Obama? Is it REALLY? If it REALLY was, you would go with the one that has a grassroots enthusiasm larger than ANY other candidate in the history of the US! Ron Paul has the youth and the energy behind him to win the general election. No other candidate has anywhere near the passion of the Paul campaign. Let that sink in. Ron Paul gets TWICE the donations from our military than all others COMBINED! Paul polls 10 full points ahead of every other candidate with the independents, the group that determines who wins! Is the Republican party really going to snuff this out? Do they really think Newt Romney will get out the vote of anyone other than the white 60+ year olds? If the Republican party snuffs out the Paul campaign, they WILL LOSE to Obama. They will enter the general with an… Read more »

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Newt, family values man:
– Cheated on Wife 1, divorced, married the younger gal he was cheating with.
– Cheated on Wife 2, divorced, married the younger gal he was cheating with.
– Promoted Globull Warming on the couch with Nancy P, probably still believes in Cap-n-tax-esque legislation.
– Panders to “Latino voters” with talk of Shamnesty-esque legislation.
– Proclaimed “the Era of Reagan is over,” then writes a book extolling Reagan.
– Supports ethanol subsidies.

Bottom line: not trustworthy personally or politically. A liar,con man, and a fool.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The tea baggers and their flunkies the Repugs, had better pull their heads out of their asses and find a viable candidate to challenge the President next year or 2012 will feel like 1865 all over again. A total and complete lost cause.Then what will be the excuse? Go and try to sell this bullshit to those young people in New York plaguing the Kocksuckers at wall street. I can’t wait to smoke this cigar over the smoking, rotting corpse of the GnOP.

Ed Herold
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Ed Herold

You must be the male version of Monica Lewinsky for the Dems, so you must like your cigars up your kazoo like a humidor before you strike er up…eh?

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You must be the asshole teabaggers think are brilliant. Melbo

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Melbo you’re taking no prisoners.

Gary Floyd
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Gary Floyd

When are you going to learn? He’s fundamentally right. A progressive is a progressive. Now we are only talking degrees… e.g. Buss II and the TSA, Prescription Medicare, Bailouts. A PROGRESSIVE IS A PROGRESSIVE. Pull your heads out and vote for someone with principles. Ron Paul anyone?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

fortunately I had the opportunity to catch on to the fact that Mr. Beck, while managing to sound pretty conservative a lot of the time, does pick and choose based on some other criteria.

Anonymous
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Glenn is a certified whack-a-doo

Anonymous
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Anonymous

glenn is a certified whack-a-doo

FWH
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FWH

This ridiculous statement begs the question: Did Glenn start drinking again?
Time for a vacation Glenn.

Anonymous
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This is why I have only watched Beck twice. He always was too much of a loose cannon to suit me. I wonder if he even realizes the extent of the damage he may have done with this one stupid, irresponsible, untrue statement.

“I do NOT believe that Newt wants this country to fail as does Obama. I do NOT believe that Newt sees America the same way Obama sees it. And I do NOT believe Newt will continue what Obama has done to this country.”

That pretty much says it for me. I don’t like or trust Newt, and I don’t want him to be the nominee, but I don’t believe he hates America, and I don’t vacillate between believing he’s a Muslim or a marxist.

He’s just a dangerous, “progressive”, power-lusting politician.

NickDeringer
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NickDeringer

Glenn Beck clarifies his Tea Party remark. “They are NOT racist”

Andrew Breitbart hardest hit.

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

I haven’t heard it yet, but it was obvious he was going to have to clarify his statement and ensure us that he wasn’t calling us racist. He has subscriptions to save, after all. But the way he does it will be imperative to his survival as a pursuer of the truth.

NickDeringer
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NickDeringer

I totally agree. I was a heartbeat away from canceling my subscription.

Some people in the Tea Party support Gingrich because they are ill informed. They swoon over his “Conservo-speak” and never look at his record.

Beck will do a segment tonight on his TV show digging into Newt’s record and setting the record straight. If you still support Gingrich then your clueless, but NOT racist.

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

I just heard him on his radio program this morning say ‘To call the Tea Party racist is SUCH an infantile statement’. I agree with him and wonder why he said it, then.

Ya, Dicenta, I know you’re saying he’s being sarcastic and only you (being a Cornell alumni) would be able to see it. But these things are not said in a political discussion, no matter what the context (Rhetorical, sarcastic, redundent, or facetious).

I am sad that he did not say he was sorry for the comment. Man up, Beck.

NickDeringer
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NickDeringer

Beck says some stupid things sometimes.

As for the controversy of the day: No he’s not saying the Tea Party is racist. Michele Bachmann and Allen West just visited his show this morning. Both are Tea Party icons and neither had an issue with Beck.

I am sad that he did not say he was sorry for the comment. Man up, Beck.

Ya I wish he would say those words too. Maybe he will tonight.

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

I agree. I do not believe Beck thinks ANY Tea Party person is racist. That is what makes it even worse that he used it as a tool to make his point. We’ll see tonight.

ryanomaniac
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Glenn Beck has become a joke in my mind. You can see over the past ear or so he has really thinks a lot of himself. Vanity, the Devils favorite sin.

Raini
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Raini

The “medecine man” is at it again. He was banned from my household after his similar attcak on Herman Cain when he turned false accusations of sexual harassment into sexual assault on his radio show. The medecine man said that we should not support Cain and now he is telling us that we are racist if we support Newt. How is what he is doing any different than what the liberal media is doing to our primary election? Obviously themedecine man also would like to tell us who we can and can not vote for. I am done with anything and everything Beck!

Anonymous
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If newt or mittens get in the white house they will be as bad as Bush was. They will give us another 4 to 8yrs of more gov spending increases and after they leave we can look forward to someone the that will top the corruption of obama. No there is a better alternative.

The video below gives Rush Limaugh answer to our problems that I agree with and is within reach.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t96QPXbA0g

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I don’t like newt, but if he’s the one, I will vote for him. ABO
We need to get rid of as many dems in both houses as we can.
We need to get control over the education of our children, get rid of the socialists and marxists and commies in the classroom and the unions that put them there.
Seems McCarthy was on to something. Especially when you have people like teddy kennedy offering intel to Russia. How many others have gone undetected? And now we have muslims infiltrating every level of government, with the assist of the government. Seems like a lot of traitors need to be tried.

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I have a hard time taking Glenn as a historian serious. He was shock-jock and an alcaholic, as he so proudly reminds us in every show. Glenn seems to think too highly of himself, Newt gingrich is an *actual* historian and has been since Glenn was throwing up all over himself. The Newt bashing annoys me, from Glenn and from some people in here. Newt was there in Congress, defending Reagan in real-time, rallying conseravtives after Clinton got elected, balancing the budget, cutting welfare, cutting taxes, cutting regulations. I remember the 90’s well, Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich were to the 2 most hated and feared men in America to the ‘mainstream’ media and the left. Newt was writing history books then as well. Now comes along Glenn Beck, just a decade ago he was a total foul mouthed, rude alcaholic shock jock, Howard Stern wannabe, loser AND …. Glenn… Read more »

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As a Glenn Beck fan I’d like to ask Glenn if he’d skip the vote or vote third party if Newt’s the GOP nominee. either way, good luck with that Glenn. Despite my misgivings with Newt which I’ve had for a couple decades, I’d be glad to vote for him over Obama.

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“If you’re against him [Obama] but you’re for this guy [Newt], it must be about race.”

More likely, it’s about party, not race. Somehow, a GOP progressive is more acceptable than a Dem progressive. Go figure.

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It’s totally beyond me how a Gog fearing man like Beck can make such a fals statement about someone. I agree with Beck a lot, and like him too, but this is way off. Obama expanded Government more than anyone in History, and Newt actually cut it, as Rush said.

The term big Government is a very broad one. According to Ron Paul everyone besides him is also for too big of a government.

Do you know that a stubbern, in box conservative approach would’ve worked on Capitol Hill to actually accomplish something? When was the last time that happened? Go back and check Ronald Reagan’s statements while in office and you’ll see how meny times he took a practical position over the ideal one, in order to accomplish. Remember, Newt wasn’t a talk artist, he was a Republican speaker of the house…

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Thank U Kessi7, you are man/woman of your word. You said u would second and u did. Bravo!

13Krieger
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All Glenn Beck has done is just give the Libtards ammo against the republicans and tea party for the general election. Run the video again and really listen to him. Also, he says he is one step above Ron Paul with the exception on Israel. Glenn is loosing it! Additionally, the sad part is he is calling Rick Santorum a liar. Here is Rick Santorum; ”Newt Gingrich is the man that taught me to be a Conservative…Newt is the man I admire and made me the Conservative I am today…” Lastly, Glenn Becks for his arguement is ”guilty by association” which is nothing but a strawman. It is really exposing the bais that Glenn Beck has and makes him look like a hypocrite since he is the one that exposes ”malace toward no one”. I got news for you Glenn Beck, as a republican that is wrongful intention is one… Read more »

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Newt may have issues with trustworthiness, but anyone with rudimentary brain could plainly see that compared to Obama he does not hate your country. To even compare them, is just absurd. With regards to Obama, this is a guy who has been handing US in a silver platter to UN, Europe, Global Warming Fraudsters, China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela, and to the Islamic ideologues – useless and dangerous are just two among many which could best describe this guy and his Presidency. Glen Beck has done a great disservice to the tea party by using a racist tangent in trying to prove a point.

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-1 for Breitbart.

Beck totally should have never hired Betsy Morgan, right? A successful and intelligent news CEO, but no! She just *might* be a registered Democrat. God forbid a Democrat trying to find the TRUTH!.

Political division will destroy this country. Whether it’s voting for one Progressive and not the other or hiring someone based not on their merits, but on their political affiliation.

Anonymous
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Playing the race card is wrong.

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

You may be right, but when he tries to treat us like sheeple the way the left (and the Cornell phychologist types) do, then he’s going to lose a lot of followers. Whether it’s shock therapy, sarcastic, or rhetorical, if you implore race baiting as your technique, you will lose everytime. There is no left-wing, Pavlov-type training here. One has no right to inject it into the political conversation.

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Glenn Beck is putting everything on the line to try to wake people up. None of us are doing as much. Sometimes you have to do something startling to get peoples attention. None of the Republican candidates are perfect. Glenn wants us to realize what these candidates actually stand for. He feels Bachmann and Santorum represent more of a conservative view and would stick to their beliefs, yet no one seems to realize this. Glenn has done everything but fly to the moon to get people to truly evaluate these candidates. Newt and Mitt are both progressives. Yes, they would be better than Obama, but if you slow the car from 80mph to 50mph, you are still going over the cliff. Who will actually stop the car?

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STOP GET A GRIP!! i stand with Glenn Beck. Ever since newt took to the top of the polls, I have asked what is going on with conseratives? I know Glenn’s flustration and I think he was reacting to that flustration on the Judges program and asking not saying people are racists but retorically trying to understand what conseratives could be thinking to back Newt. My problem with Newt is not only is he a progressive but to me the fact he is impressed with himself –impressed with is own brain power and if you add power to that mind set you will see just how bad arrogance can be. but far worse –this time it will be on the conserative side and will likely cause the conserative movment to become so disillusioned that we are not likely to recover. Remember conseratives are in the majority. I believe to be… Read more »

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Please STOP posting the same thing over and over!

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i m so sorry didn’t know it had posted so many times if I knew how to correct I would have corrected my self so was hoping right scoop would see and fix

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I think Beck has let the power he wields with his fans get to his head. He has gone too far here. No doubt about it. Shame on you Glenn.

13Krieger
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that is the sad part of power….power corrupts even the purest of hearts so one that is flawed will be corrupted even more. why? can you say vanity??

ryanomaniac
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ryanomaniac

Vanity. The Devils favorite sin.

Anonymous
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STOP GET A GRIP!! i stand with Glenn Beck. Ever since newt took to the top of the polls, I have asked what is going on with conseratives? I know Glenn’s flustration and I think he was reacting to that flustration on the Judges program and asking not saying people are racists but retorically trying to understand what conseratives could be thinking to back Newt. My problem with Newt is not only is he a progressive but to me the fact he is impressed with himself –impressed with is own brain power and if you add power to that mind set you will see just how bad arrogance can be. but far worse –this time it will be on the conserative side and will likely cause the conserative movment to become so disillusioned that we are not likely to recover. Remember conseratives are in the majority. I believe to be… Read more »

Susitna
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Susitna

This what happens when you let great people down like Herman Cain. Then, you have to choose from the rest of the rest as two sluts have decided for us.

onne
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onne

STOP GET A GRIP!! i stand with Glenn Beck. Ever since newt took to the top of the polls, I have asked what is going on with conseratives? I know Glenn’s flustration and I think he was reacting to that flustration on the Judges program and asking not saying people are racists but retorically trying to understand what conseratives could be thinking to back Newt. My problem with Newt is not only is he a progressive but to me the fact he is impressed with himself –impressed with is own brain power and if you add power to that mind set you will see just how bad arrogance can be. but far worse –this time it will be on the conserative side and will likely cause the conserative movment to become so disillusioned that we are not likely to recover. Remember conseratives are in the majority. I believe to be… Read more »

onne
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STOP GET A GRIP!! i stand with Glenn Beck. Ever since newt took to the top of the polls, I have asked what is going on with conseratives? I know Glenn’s flustration and I think he was reacting to that flustration on the Judges program and asking not saying people are racists but retorically trying to understand what conseratives could be thinking to back Newt. My problem with Newt is not only is he a progressive but to me the fact he is impressed with himself –impressed with is own brain power and if you add power to that mind set you will see just how bad arrogance can be. but far worse –this time it will be on the conserative side and will likely cause the conserative movment to become so disillusioned that we are not likely to recover. Remember conseratives are in the majority. I believe to be… Read more »

Steve
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Glenn, there’s a reason your tv show on fox failed and your radio rating are dropping like roll back prices at walmart…

Dan
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hi Stevy how you doing…long time no see….i just slapped my self in the face….i agree with you…imagine that….see the world is not flat….lol

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Miss flower:

“Tomorrow’s illiterate will not be the man who can’t read; he will be the man who has not learned how to learn.”

BTW, your sites are flawed. They have viruses attached to them. I don’t think you should expose Scoop’s audience to that. Flagged for that reason.

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