NBC is for Losers

Those who can, do. Those who can’t, become talking heads.

NBC Hires Breakout Olympics Star Adam Rippon

NBC hired U.S. figure skater and breakout star of the Olympics Adam Rippon to serve as a correspondent for the rest of the 2018 games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Rippon — one of the first openly gay athletes to compete at the Olympics, who won a bronze medal for figure skating while becoming something of a star off the ice — will work for NBC as a correspondent on TV, digital and social media, USA Today reported.

The 28-year-old Olympian kicked off his time in the media spotlight with something of a controversy, criticizing Vice President Mike Pence — America’s political envoy to the Olympics — for his track record of supporting anti-LGBT legislation. Rippon also said he would not attend a White House celebration hosted by President Donald Trump at the end of the Olympics.

Rippon his since become a media darling, thanks to a series of insanely charming interviews, outspoken comments on gay rights, and a strong showing on ice.

They should change the name to the Whinger Olympics. So far I have watched two clips from the Olympics – the gold medal performance of Shaun White and Mirai Nagusu’s Triple Axel. I doubt I will watch anymore.

Meanwhile, Politico is full of crap:

How Russia turned the internet against America

The indictment released Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller makes plain how prosecutors believe Russia pursued its multiyear scheme to undermine the 2016 presidential election — by wielding the social media-driven internet that the United States itself did so much to create.

They had help, digital experts say, from decades of accepted U.S. policy about how to help the internet thrive: The U.S. government has taken a largely hands-off approach, while the anonymity that protects people’s privacy and liberty online also allowed Russian trolls to deceive overly trusting Americans. And the same freedom to innovate that has made Silicon Valley wealthy and powerful meant that there were few eyes on the ball as Russian actors began figuring out how to manipulate the internet’s few dominant platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and the Google-owned YouTube.

“So many of us thought for so long that the internet was an unbridled force for good, but man, over the last year, the shine has really come off,” said Joseph Lorenzo Hall, chief technologist at the Center for Democracy & Technology, a D.C.-based tech advocacy group.

“I’m sort of at a loss right now,” Hall added. “I value anonymity, but it’s really hard to see how this doesn’t lead to some sort of driver’s license for the internet, which makes me feel horrible. There needs to be some sort of accountability, though I really don’t know what that is. We have a lot of work to do.”

Jonathan Albright, an expert on bots and online propaganda, also found the conclusions of Mueller’s investigators stunning and sobering.

“The indictment is unbelievable,” said Albright, who’s also a research director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. He pointed in particular to a section detailing how the major social media companies did not share evidence of Russian spending on political or social ads until September 2017, some 10 months after the presidential election.

I don’t know who those 13 Russian trolls are, but we need to either hire them or kill them.

Democrats controlled the White House during the election. Facebook, Twitter, Google and Yahoo are all pro-Democrat. Hillary Clinton spent a billion dollars running for President.

They were all defeated by 13 Commie hackers.

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192 Responses to NBC is for Losers

  1. helenk3 says:

    this man looks interesting and the kind of person we need in congress


  2. helenk3 says:

    so rippon is not going to compete in anymore Olympics? Just what are his qualifications to work for NBC?

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  4. DeniseVB says:

    I gave up on NBC’s “official” coverage in prime time (already knew the results in most cases, couldn’t stay awake through the witty banter either), but did discover The Olympics Channel on my Fios cable. Mostly a highlights show, covering all the sports and athletes no matter what country they were representing, such a refreshing change. No commercials either 🙂 Sorry NBC, sounds like your coverage just got suckier. 10th place is not a breakout star either. The young lady you cut off in a downhill event to cover Rippon’s program was. Oops….


    • lateblum says:

      The Olympics Channel as well as TMC are both “premium” stations in my cable “plan”. Lucky you! They are also the channel for the figure skating competitions like US championship, and Four Continents events and others. So now, Denise, I have another reason to be envious of your station line up. There is no FIOS around here. 😦

      • DeniseVB says:

        For 180 bucks a month I’m glad I have two channels I like 🙂 We had to go top of the premium tier to get ALL THE FREAKING SPORTS channels, so some extra channels showed up too. How much extra would you have to pay to get TMC ? Or do you order by tiers too? It’s commercial free and worth it.

        • lateblum says:

          I haven’t asked because it wasn’t offered on the plan I could afford. As it is, I signed a 2 yr contract for a plan <$118 and will be charged some enormous penalty if I terminate before 2 yrs. HOWEVER they have already raised the fee to $131/mo. Oddly enough, they don't have to reimburse me for changing the terms of the contract. I only envy your choice of channels….. not your monthly fee. 😉

        • I cut the cord and went with my existing prime & Netflix subscriptions, and good old fashioned air TV. Took $160 off my monthly bill and we bought YMCA memberships with the savings. Still come out ahead.

      • Jadzia says:

        I love to see ALL the athletes. That is one positive aspect of the coverage here — the Olympics is on 24/7 at my house (husband is a huge fan) and just today I saw Russian curlers (mixed curling!), Swedes flying through the air on skis, some dude from I don’t know where wiping out at the beginning of a speed skating event, and a German who had a seriously scary bobsled run.

  5. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      Unfortunately her insanity is seen from a lot of delusional Dems these days. At some point they’ll crash and burn.

      • lyn says:

        This means Democrats are more susceptible to mind control.

        • Lulu says:

          I think a lot of us already knew that and remember the pain of pain of withdrawal from it pretty vividly. 2007-2008 was Owwie Ow Oooow Year for me anyway. Few are more hardass than a recovering Dem!

          • DeniseVB says:

            Do you remember when the lightbulb when on 10 years ago? I think I was struggling with losing friends over stupid stuff. Edwards broke my heart, but the Hillary supporters were nicer to me so I kinda hung with them. Yada, yada, yada, then Hillary dropped out and Obama and his supporters were strutting like roosters and pissing on the Hillaries. The whole Dem Party became so toxic and unFun. Then Sarah Palin arrived on the scene and I’ve never looked back. 🙂

          • I remember. Hard to believe that was 10 years ago. Obama supporters were playing extreme offense. They were purging certain groups in order to attract other groups. They got them, with all their shallow ethics and oppositional defiance. Now it’s a party of shrieking monkeys trying to sell don’ts and can’ts. American has never much bought into negatives for long.

          • Lulu says:

            I had the misfortune of being a Dem party (very low down the totem pole) county officer. It was insane. This was a Blue Dog county and the Obama-ites turned everyone of us into Independents or Republicans. There is NO Dem Party in this county. None. Every official is now a Republican where before it was 66% Blue Dog Dem and 33% Republican and everyone got along ok. Starting in 2008 every one was voted out as their terms came up even the local judges and constables who were never political before. In 2016 Trump got 74% of the vote and the turnout was legend.

        • helenk3 says:

          my heart broke in 2008. I had been a dem for almost 50 years. My first vote was for JFK.
          the more I learned about backtrack the more I could not understand the party . Did they not understand what his aim was? Did they dislike the country that much? Why on God’s green earth would they endorse him?
          Then when Hillary caved and did not even put up a fight, I was really confused. When she took the job as SOS under him I lost a lot of respect for her. Benghazi made up my mind that I could never ever vote for her.
          Many people tried to tell me just what Hillary was and I did believe them. One person I worked with told me about how she treated the military when she was first lady. I feel I owe one hell of an apology to those who tried to tell me and I would not listen.
          There is no way I could ever vote democratic again, I do not trust them with my country.
          I am now a proud independent

    • DeniseVB says:

      I need scotch to read those posts. Oh wait, I found some….. 😉

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  7. Myiq2xu™ says:

    “Children should be seen and not heard.”

    • DeniseVB says:

      “If I listened to my children they’d still be living in the basement”.

      • Lulu says:

        They are called children (brains not fully formed nor any world experience) instead of little adults for a reason. They can’t even execute contracts.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I always thought driver’s licenses should be at 18, my kids at 16 were still in that “hold my beer” phase. Yeah, like I want them on the street with one ton weapon of mass destruction.

        • John Denney says:

          12 year old Davie was put in command of a captured British warship and ordered to sail it back to an American port.
          After it was out of sight, the British captain came up from his quarters and attempted to take command of the ship.
          Davie advised him to return to his quarters or he would be shot.
          The captain returned to his quarters, and Davie captained the ship back to port.
          In later life, he was known as Admiral David Farragut.

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    • Lulu says:

      The Russians copied Axelrod to see what would happen. Then they fooled and riled up Dems again just like Axelrod did. It is kind of funny since it didn’t work on Repubs and Indy voters who had learned from the first go round in 2008.

  11. gram krakka says:

    The decline of Debbi Thomas is stunning and sad. She was a full time premed college student at Stanford while competing in the ’88 olympics. She went on to become an orthopedic surgeon. She had the potential to be a wonderful role model. Bipolar disorder is so difficult to live with long term. I have dear friends whose son and grandson struggle with this devastating disorder.


    • lateblum says:

      A couple years ago, there was tv coverage of Debbi Thomas’ sad life. I had wondered what had become of her. At the time of the interview, she was living in a trailer with a boyfriend, iirc. Bipolar disorder is one of the worst of psych illnesses. The toughest patients that I worked with suffered from Bipolar disorder. So many sad cases. When the mania or the depression is finally under control, they usually stop taking meds because they feel “fine” and they look fine. But after being off prescribed meds for a while, the illness comes roaring back with sometimes, double the strength of before. Just heartbreaking. But I guess I don’t have to tell you that. 💔

    • Dora says:

      That is so sad. I was wondering what happened to her. She seemed to just drop out of sight.

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  13. helenk3 says:


    OH this one is a must read. love the perspective

  14. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • John Denney says:

      “She confessed to wanting to join al-Qaida and took action to do it by traveling overseas. Unless there are other circumstances that I’m not aware of, I would have expected that she would’ve been arrested,” said Jeffrey Ringel, a former FBI agent and Joint Terrorism Task Force supervisor who now works for a private security firm, the Soufan Group, and isn’t involved in Hassan’s case. “I think she would’ve met the elements of a crime.”

      What would have happened had someone in the U.S. stated in 1943 that they wanted to go to Germany and join the Nazis and took action to do so?

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  18. helenk3 says:


    I am not too sure about government limiting prescribing opiods . I believe there should be a limit on how long someone can be on pain medicine without followup. Pill doctors who over prescribe should lose their license.
    My problem is that the government can screw up a one car funeral and could make a problem worse

    • John Denney says:

      We don’t need Federal limits on prescribing opioids.
      I suspect that there’s a lot of Federal limits we don’t need.
      The Feds were given clear responsibilities in the Constitution: defense, treaties, patent/copyright protection, coining money, postal roads, . . .
      The remainder is the States’ responsibility.

  19. helenk3 says:

    efficiency expert on how to save time

    The Spoon

    A lesson on how consultants can make a difference in an organization. Very impressive!

    Last week, we took some friends to a new restaurant, ‘Steve’s Place,’ and noticed that the waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket. It seemed a little strange.

    When the busboy brought our water and utensils, I observed that he also had a spoon in his shirt pocket. Then I looked around and saw that all the staff had spoons in their pockets. When the waiter came back to serve our soup I inquired, ‘Why the spoon?’

    ‘Well,’ he explained, ‘the restaurant’s owner hired Andersen Consulting to revamp all of our processes. After several months of analysis, they concluded that the spoon was the most frequently dropped utensil. It represents a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per table per hour.

    ‘If our personnel are better prepared, we can reduce the number of trips back to the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift.’

    As luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he replaced it with his spare. ‘I’ll get another spoon next time I go to the kitchen instead of making an extra trip to get it right now.’ I was impressed.

    I also noticed that there was a string hanging out of the waiter’s fly.

    Looking around, I saw that all of the waiters had the same string hanging from their flies. So, before he walked off, I asked the waiter, ‘Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that string right there?’

    ‘Oh, certainly!’ Then he lowered his voice. ‘Not everyone is so observant. That consulting firm I mentioned also learned that we can save time in the restroom. By tying this string to the tip of our you-know-what, we can pull it out without touching it and eliminate the need to wash our hands, shortening the time spent in the restroom by 76.39%.

    I asked quietly, ‘After you get it out, how do you put it back?’

    ‘Well,’ he whispered, ‘I don’t know about the others, but I use the spoon.’

  20. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      • John Denney says:

        Because the Russians are soooo much smarter than we are. We’re doomed. We should just give up now. Michelle Obama was right when she said there is no hope.


    • Anthony says:

      Yeah, because we’re all so fucking stoopid that all it takes is a meme on Twitter to tell us who to vote for.

      • swanspirit says:

        There is a page on Facebook, Cup Of Jane, I just unfollowed.
        They started out posting stories of accomplished women in history, that were not well known. Some of the women were really interesting, so I followed the page.

        Slowly but surely, Cup Of Jane posted more and more leftist and progressive issues and concerns.
        I looked up their about, and no individual is listed, as the admin of the page. Instead, there is a group located in Washington D.C., listed as the “owners” of the page. They ignored requests to identify themselves as individuals.
        I wonder how many bogus propaganda groups are out there, sponsored by Vile Progs, that are disguised as something else, trying to influence opinions.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I follow a lot of non-political FB pages, for fun and information. Once they go politically biased, I unfollow. So many great pages left to follow 🙂

        • Anthony says:

          “A group (of Russians? Democrats? – same thing lol) in Washington D.C.”. Not surprised…

      • DeniseVB says:

        Of all my years on social media, I’ve never seen or followed a “Russian”, I think. If it was a fake account, it was at least pro-Trump 😉 I think I vet the people I follow harder than the media vetted Obama and Hillary. LOL !

    • lateblum says:

      It’s interesting that Podesta claims PDJT “can’t seem to accept” anything related to the effect the Russians might have had on the election. Doesn’t he represent those who will not accept that Trump won (that same election)?

  21. Dora says:

    With friends like this…….


    Rick Gates, Ex-Trump Campaign Aide, To Plead Guilty: Report

    Gates has also reportedly indicated he’s willing to testify against Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.


  22. helenk3 says:

    for those evenings you want something different

  23. helenk3 says:


    this boy’s mother is a friend of a friend. When my friend told me about this I could not stop laughing. His mother tried to go online and explain about his age and why he should not serve. There was no way to do so on their website. she got the answer that he has to appear. Wonder if they will give him a note to excuse his absence from school

  24. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      It’s bad because it’s his companies making money vs. stealing from the taxpayers like all the good politicians do.

    • Lulu says:

      And George Washington made a lot of money making whiskey. He was a grade A distiller of fine spirits.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Are they not as concerned with the Obamas, Clintons and other govt officials becoming multi-millionaires while in public service? Trump was a billionaire BEFORE he entered politics, paid for his own primary expenses and takes no salary.

  25. Cisco says:

    $175 million?
    Why that’s just crumbs.

  26. 1539days says:

    The school shooter, like others before him, also hurt animals. There seems to be a pretty solid link between hurting animals and hurting human beings. Maybe we should be looking at that instead of evil guns filled with bad mojo.

    • Lulu says:

      He started displaying behaviors of that of a shit-house rat at about six or seven. His mom tried and tried. Then he got violent. With her. The 39 police calls were about his abusing her but she wouldn’t file charges it sounds like. Nor would the school. They were probably afraid he would then come after them. This was not behavioral but a brain issue and he has symptoms of Fetal Alcohol syndrome which varies in severity. Privacy laws on mental health records being provided for law enforcement and courts for committments have to change as it is totally one-sided and the crazy-violent one is protected while they terrorize everyone else who seem to have ZERO civil rights.

  27. Somebody says:

    Hi all, sorry I didn’t respond sooner. The puppies are fine. Yes Denise they had a standard spay surgery on Friday. Friday night the little one Mitzi just kept shaking and shaking. Neither would go potty, eat or drink. Same for Saturday…..no potty, no eat, no drink. Vet tech that called on Saturday to check on them told me to mix kibble with canned food and add a little water to the kibble and see if they would eat that. If they did eat it then don’t worry if they aren’t drinking they would stay hydrated via food.

    They were given a shot before we left the vet office for pain and I was to start their pain pills at 2:30 on Saturday afternoon, which I did. After talking to the tech, I did what she said and viola they both ate!! Mitzi drank a little water and then went potty!!! Hubby and DD went to a university down state that is offering DD a scholarship, they went on a tour so I was all by my lonesome until late yesterday. When hubby got home, Macy licked water off his fingers and then took a few sips, about 30 minutes later she went potty!!! We thought all was well until about 9:30 this morning.

    I fed them the kibble/canned mix, they picked at it. Macy taking a few bites, Mitzi just sniffing. Then about 9:30 they both start going ape shit barking and yelping. We round the corner and discover they have puked everywhere and crapped liquid nastiness all over. The food they puked was only partially digested from yesterday afternoon. Called vet he advised imodium, chicken and rice. They got imodium, but never got the chicken and rice because they kept having diarrhea. Then Mitzi crapped all over me and it was bloody, called again and headed to vet.

    He seems to think it is colitis from stress. He said it could be from changing their food since they don’t normally eat canned food. It could also be from the NSAID…….which is my thought and my fear. They gave them a new drug galliprant that supposedly less dogs have issues with versus rimadyl….rimadyl is what killed my Lucy. So needless to say I was having flashbacks and freaking out today. Vet said it could also be an infection, he took a stool sample.

    He gave them some kind of shot for nausea and 3 different medications all for their tummy or intestines. No more pain medicine either that was discontinued. They both have calmed down, Mitzi is actually doing better than Macy. Mitzi ate a little dinner, Macy is still refusing food or drink.

    Sorry for the long post, just trying to bring you guys up to date after my panic post earlier. I’m really hoping that we turn a corner tomorrow.

    • Somebody says:

      By the by, I think it is the medication that caused this outside chance it is C-diff or something similar. The vet knows I am FREAKED out by medication issues with my dogs after I lost Lucy……so he may well think it too, but threw out a bunch of other stuff. When we left he told me, “You know all of this is for you, these puppies are going to be fine trust me…..it’s you I’m worried about. I’m giving them all this to make sure you relax, trust me this is overkill they are going to be fine, please trust me, relax, go home and love on the puppies it will be good for you and them”

      This was not the vet I was using with Lucy we changed vets, but this is a small town there are only a couple of vets, plus I told him what happened and that I never, ever, ever wanted these dogs to have rimadyl.

      • Cisco says:

        I’m not trying to be a smart ass or make excuses for the veterinary profession.
        But that’s why it’s called a practice, just like the practice of medicine and law.
        Would we rather have them all practice on someone else?
        I don’t think we have much choice.
        I lost a cat to feline cancer.
        In the end, the medication was so powerful he was shaking and twisting uncontrollably.
        But it was a most precious last week we spent together.

      • Ann says:

        Somebody I hope the doggies are better soon.

        My dog takes Gabapentin. He can’t take Rimadyl since it is contraindicated with his other medications and disease. So, that might be another option for you (you do have to sign for it since it is a controlled substance… kinda hilarious when you figure it is a 30 day supply for a 15-pound dog – not much a human can do with that bottle, but …)

      • mcnorman says:

        Rimadyl has some nasty side effects. I have used it very sparingly in the past. Only when my dogs have been deemed terminal do I use it. It must relieve their pain or I move onto Tramadol which also has nasty issues.

    • Underwhelmed says:

      All good thoughts and prayers to you and your pups.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Glad the babies are doing better ! Thanks for the update. When I worked for a vet we never sent “pain” meds home since the doc wanted them to feel a little discomfort so they won’t go home and chase rabbits during the initial healing. But that was 20 years ago, things may have changed.

    • blowme0bama says:

      Praying for Macy to come around.

    • votermom says:

      Somebody, prayers for the puppies!
      after my pup’s sister was spayed I think her vet suggested scrambled eggs
      (but that one had no complications)

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    Like him or not, Ted Cruz telling it like it is.

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    • DandyTIger says:

      Um, the recent Mueller/DOJ report last week said meddling, but no effect and no collusion. Maybe there will be more, but right now we were officially told no useful/effective interference. 13 losers and 100K didn’t change it dude. 🙂

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    • Underwhelmed says:

      Just when you think they can’t be any more evil they go prove you wrong.

      Hang ’em high.

    • Lulu says:

      I’m not sure I believe this entirely. Altering field notes? Yes. But it appears to be McCabe being made the goat. Who ordered this bribed (by Hillary) shithead to do it, why besides personal animus towards Flynn (which I think Dems et al will try to say is why McCabe did it), and the fact that it was AFTER the election and they wanted to bring down Trump and invalidate an election for an infinite number of reasons? McCabe was Comey’s creature, Comey is a Clinton hack all the way back to the 90’s, and this kind of covers Mueller and Rosenstein’s pal Comey’s ass as well as all the other criminals and hacks. It was McCabe and his personal hatred of Flynn! It doesn’t explain the FISA court shit, spying and unmasking out of Broco’s WH, etc that occurred way before Flynn. Could it be how they initially caught them at it? Yes. But McCabe is just one aparacnik cog in the wheel. Who leaked this and why to this not very reliable guy.

  39. Cisco says:

    Yea baby!
    Lifted from CTH

  40. Dora says:

    For anyone who follows “Q”.

  41. Dora says:

    Are They Getting Nervous?

    Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania issued a warning to special counsel Robert Mueller not to release his findings at any point near the 2018 midterm elections.

    • Lulu says:

      I think the Dems realize the indictment of the Russian Troll Farm was a mistake. The Mueller-Harvard-Brain-Trust-of-Hillary-Hacks seems to have copied a Voice of Europe article from 2015 and some Russian newspaper story instead of actually investigating anything. The “indictment” is essentially a cribbed term paper. I’m sure they learned how to do that at Harvard Law too.

      • blowme0bama says:

        I suspect that’s EXACTLY what happened. Being unable to find anything, needing to produce SOMETHING after nearly a year and God knows how many millions of $, they found an article with names in it they could substantiate having actually done something, then created an indictment out of the list.

    • DeniseVB says:

      The Obamas have been too busy raising money for their “Foundation” and giving dumb paid speeches about nothing, except bash Trump policies. This isn’t the first time I’ve read about how frustrated the library fundraising people are with them. Plus, there’s nothing to put in it but a bunch of empty chairs 😛

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    this could get really interesting.

    it is not the Russians who are bringing down the FBI. It is the idea that a so-called law enforcing arm of government could be so political that it would overturn the will of the people and overturn an election of a sitting president.

  44. Dora says:

    They are never going to stop!


    JAMES CLAPPER: Trump’s Business Finances May be ‘Next Shoe to Drop’ in Mueller Investigation (VIDEO)


  45. helenk3 says:


    this is something to pay attention to. how much of the current racial tension is real and how much is promoted by outside forces? mobs are easily led

  46. Dora says:

    Imagine these employees after having a few drinks at lunch. Hee Hee.


    Employees at Apple’s New Headquarters Keep Crashing Into the Glass Walls

    The centerpiece of Apple’s new headquarters is a massive, ring-shaped office overflowing with panes of glass, a testament to the company’s famed design-obsessed aesthetic.

    There’s been one hiccup since it opened last year: Apple employees keep smacking into the glass.


    • Anthony says:

      This happened to me (sober) last week when I went there to buy a clip mic for my iPad. Also the circular staircase is glass, and I almost vomited when I looked down 😀

  47. helenk3 says:

    does anyone else feel like these kids are being manipulated?

  48. helenk3 says:


    what a scuzzbucket. was there anyone in the backtrack bunch who was not a crook?

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