Sunday, April 14, 2024

Deal of the Day

Looking for a deal on a "starter rifle" for the kids? Palmetto State Armory knocked down the price of several models of the Ruger 10/22 rifle as it placed them on clearance.  

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How to Prepare for a Thief

Eat, drink, and make merry.  Such is the way of our world as it worships the hedonistic lifestyle.  We will live forever after all, right?  The late Dr. Frank Pollard said we will indeed live forever but a judgment will determine what that forever will be.   Enjoy the 1996 sermon posted below as he discusses "soul insurance."  

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Bill Crawford: Senate Votes for Dog to Catch Runaway Car

The dog is awfully close to catching the runaway car – the dog being the Legislature and the car being PERS.

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Going Where No Man Has Gone Before

William Shatner appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher last night.  Needless to say, Captain Kirk stole the show even though he is the oldest person to ever appear on the program.  See for yourself.  Enjoy. 

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Here We Go Again

 More drama at the Hotel O, brought to you by Noah Muthana and Ibrahim Khoder. 

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D.L. Gardner: How Much Longer?

At the risk of sounding a bit too simplistic, the most popular candidate in the 2024 presidential election will win. Those who’ve listened to some of the talking heads know seven swing states will likely decide which candidate wins the Electoral College. The seven swing states are Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, and North Carolina.

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Sex, Lies, & Videotape: Ivana Williams Scandal Spreads

Fallout from the Ivana Williams scandal continues to spread at the Mississippi Highway Patrol. MHP fired Master Sergeant Julius Hutson on April 2 after it discovered he asked Williams to send him nude photographs of her to his phone even though he was her superior.  Williams sent him several nude photos.  MHP terminated Williams in February when it discovered she sent nude pictures of herself to several troopers.  

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Flashback Friday: When Haley Tried to Fix PERS

Years of kicking the can down the road has caused a mess over at PERS.  The Board of Trustees voted to increase employer contribution rates 5%. The legislature throws tantrums without offering solutions.  Governor Haley Barbour created a study commission in 2011.  The Commission issued a report and several recommendations on reforming PERS.  Many of the capitol clowns were not in office when the report was issued so JJ's December 15, 2011 story and the Commission's report are posted below. 

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DPS Gets a New Watchdog

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement.

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MHSAA: Be Good, but not too Good.

 It appears MHSAA does not want Mississippi athletes competing at the national level.  Check out Rule 7.22 in the 2023-2024 handbook. 

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Shrimp And Grits

I do not claim to know the origins of the dish most of us call Shrimp and Grits. Some say it came from the coastal areas of Louisiana and others say the Tide Water or Low Country region of the Carolinas. Does it matter? All I know is the dish is mighty fine eating and I have a pretty good way of making it.


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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Who is the Real Hotel O Owner?

 JPD arrested Ibrahim Khoder this week and charged him with committing perjury in the Hotel O case.  

Hotel O. More pictures posted below. 

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MCPP: Falling Behind on School Choice

 Mississippi is now entirely surrounded by states that have either passed, or are in the process of passing, laws that will give every family school choice.  A proposal to do something similar in our state never even made it to a full vote in the legislature.

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Throwback Thursday

 Let's step back into the 1980's.  The scene: everyone's favorite restaurant.  Notice anything different? 

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Tips for Filing Insurance Claims after Storms

Insurance Commish Mike Chaney issued the following statement. 

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Former JPD Cop Charged in Parkway Murder

Murder suspect Marcus Johnson was arrested in Louisiana yesterday.  JPD issued the following statement Tuesday: 

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

JXN Water Responds to Mayor

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba claimed last week Jackson would have to raise garbage collection fees because JXN Water is doing a poor job of collecting payments.  Well, JXN Water said not so fast, my friend, and issued the following statement: 

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Fitch Addresses Goon Squad Sentencing

 Attorney General Lynn Fitch issued the following statement. 

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Goon Squad Sentenced

The Goons were sentenced this morning in Rankin County Circuit Court.  The proceedings are posted below, courtesy of WAPT. 

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Robert St. John: Pizza Ground Zero

BARBERINO-TAVARNELLE, TUSCANY— Naples is the birthplace of pizza. It’s an ancient and historic seaside city that can be a little scary at times these days, but it is Ground Zero for the savory pie the world has come to love. The Neapolitan version has been around Southwestern Italy for more than 500 years. Pizza eventually travelled across the Atlantic and through Ellis Island in the late 1800s. The first restaurant to sell pizza in America was Lombardi’s in New York.

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PERS Bill: Dead Once, Dead Twice?

It is a truism in the Mississippi Legislature that a bill can die three deaths before it is truly dead.  Such applies to the PERS "reform bill" the Senate killed last week. 

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Sid Salter: State's Prison System History Begs to Break Recidivism Cycle

After more than 40 years of reporting and writing about crime and punishment in Mississippi, I’ve seen the pendulum swing from “get tough” to “out of sight, out of mind” to “who’s making money off the system now?”

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

MAEP Food Fight!

 The House & Senate are squaring off over the MAEP formula.  

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Oops!

 Can you spot the mistake in this Clarion-Ledger story about the airport takeover that was published last week? 

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Wanted: Pearl Thief

 The Pearl Police Department issued the following statement and pictures. 

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WSJ: Gen Z Works With Its Hands

 Generation Z is saying to hell with four-year degrees and student loans as its members instead "pick up the tool belt."   The Wall Street Journal reported April 2: 

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Rockin' the Eclipse

 Well, we kind of missed the eclipse yesterday thanks to some clouds that refused to cooperate with our plans.   Enjoy the heavenly event in all its glory in the videos posted below.

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Monday, April 8, 2024

State Takes Its Turn With Goons Wednesday

Wednesday will be yet another nail in the coffin for the Goon Squad as  Circuit Judge Steve Ratcliff sentences them after they pleaded guilty to various state charges in August.  U.S. District Judge Tom Lee sentenced them last month for their federal charges in the torture of Michael Jenkins, Eddie Parker, and Alan Schmidt.   The state charges and sentence recommendations are posted below. 

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Going, Going......

 Yet another business is leaving Jackson.  

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JXN Water Wants You!

 JXN Water issued the following press release. 

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Shad Busts Another One

 State Bean-Counter Shad White issued the following statement. 

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"I Have Never Felt so Disrespected"

Coach Prime is having some problems with his players.  Start at 3:24 in the video.  

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

Now Playing: Gone With the Wind

One of the best movies ever made returns to the big screen this week in the  Jackson area even if you don't give a damn.  Showtimes are posted below. 

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Playing Parts


The late Dr. Frank Pollard compared his role as Sheriff in his high school play to many so-called Christians.  He got all the good lines and got the bad guys although he didn't get the girl.  However, it was just a part.  If something bad happened, he admitted he wouldn't know what to do as he was just playing a part.  So, he said, are many people who claim to be Christians yet have no faith.   He wove the high school memory into a lovely sermon on Paul's visit to Ephesus as he preached from Acts 19.    Enjoy the 1996 sermons posted below. 

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Bill Crawford: Will Signature Achievements Occur During Legislative Session?

Will there be signature achievements by the 2024 Legislature or just signature flops?

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

Denied!

 The family of Tupelo High school track star Andrew Brown issued the following statement. 

 

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About That Eclipse....

 All this has happened before and it will all happen again. 

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Fifth Circuit Rules Against JMAA In Airport Takeover Fight.... Again

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority and city of Jackson struck out yet again at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals when the Court dismissed an appeal of a discovery order as "moot" since the JMAA Commissioners who are the plaintiffs in the case are no longer Commissioners.  Does no Commissioner mean no plaintiff? 

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D.L. Gardner: Only by God's Grace

After weeks upon weeks and months upon months of disturbing news both here and abroad, Easter weekend and Resurrection Sunday in particular dawned with much needed hope for peace and resolutions of conflicts and divisions. We no longer live in an America where people are comfortable living and letting others live as they see fit within the confines of common sense. Most of us want to fix what’s wrong with everybody else.

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Remembering Kurt

 It's been thirty years since Kurt left us today.   Here is a little something to remember him by. 

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Stay Tuned

The next 24 hours are going to be maddening for Andrew Brown as the Mississippi High School Activities Association decides whether to reinstate the freshman track phenom for the 2024 outdoor track season . 

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WLBT Takes Apart Lyin' Lumumba

There is a reason Jackson's Mayor is called "Lyin' Lumumba."  The Mayor's latest fairy tale involves Jackson's water system.  Anthony Warren at WLBT reported: 

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When Life Gives You Lemons

Without going too deep in philosophy, let me say life has given us many lemons.



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Thursday, April 4, 2024

Feds to Help Jackson w/Next of Kin Notifications

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

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Plastic Surgery Family Fun Day Set for Saturday at Lefleur's Bluff

 Annie Oeth authored the following press release for Children's of Mississippi Hospital. 

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MHSAA Throws out JJ

 Well, that was fun.   MHSAA threw yours truly out of its building today when I tried to cover a hearing in the Andrew Brown suspension today.

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Rukia & ACLU Move to Take Over Water System

The Sisters of the Order of Rukia are going to get a seat at the table in the Jackson water case.  U.S. District  Judge Henry Wingate approved the Poor People's Campaign and People's Assembly motion to intervene in the Jackson water case.  They filed a complaint asking the Court to give them oversight of the water system through a "community water board."  

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MCPP: How Do We Drain the Swamp?

America is now six months away from a Presidential election.  If current polls are correct and Donald Trump comes out ahead in the key battleground states, we could soon see a conservative in the White House, and a conservative-controlled Senate and House.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Tips for Watching Eclipse

 Gary Pettus authored the following press release for UMC. 

As the Solar Eclipse of 2024 looms, be warned that the face of the sun may not be the only thing that will fade.

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Tantrum Time? Jackson Water District Bill Killed

Jackson's water/sewer system will remain on the Lumumba plantation for yet another year after the House killed SB #2628 yesterday.   The bill  would create a new public utility district that would in turn purchase Jackson's water/sewer system from the city. 

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Robert St. John: Eat Local!

BARBERINO-TAVARNELLE, ITALY— As a kid almost every restaurant in my hometown was independently owned and local. Granted, there weren't too many full-service restaurants in my hometown back then, but it’s all we knew. It wasn't until the 1990s that we began to see the influx of chain restaurants as the city expanded westward. We are inundated with chains these days.

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Killer of Door Dash Driver Gets 23 Years

 Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens issued the following statement. 

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Sid Salter: Historian Dan Jordan Left Nationally Renown Legacy at Monticello

Daniel Porter Jordan Jr.’s passing was noted in many of the nation’s leading newspapers, including The Washington Post. Jordan, one of America’s most distinguished and respected historians, died March 21 of a heart attack was 85.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Senate Kills PERS Bill (Updated)

Lieutenant Governor Responds 

Speaker of the House Jason White issued the following statement. 

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Preach, Bill, Preach

 Bill Maher had a little bit of reckoning for the Covidiots on his show Friday night.  Of course, by Covidiots, we mean the so-called Covidexperts who got so much wrong or as he called it, those who are "Stuck on Stupid."  Enjoy the skewering. 

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FAFO: Brandon Edition

 Rankin-Madison District Attorney Bubba Bramlett issued the following statement and mug shot. 

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Juvie Gets 15 Years in Drunk Driving Death

 Rankin-Madison District Attorney Bubba Bramlett issued the following statement and mug shot. 

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Bigger Pie Forum: What we Learned at PERS Board Hearing

Last week, the Senate Government Structure committee held a public hearing on House Bill 1590 which aligns Mississippi’s retirement board structure with national models and prevents the rate hike approved by the current board to increase by hundreds of millions of dollars what taxpayers contribute to the plan known as PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System).

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Monday, April 1, 2024

The Paw Patrol is Coming to the Fairgrounds

 The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce issued the following statement. 

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Madison County Catches a Break in Scam

 Madison County caught a break.  Sheriff Randy Tucker said the county will recover at least $2.2 million of the $2.7 it lost to a bogus vendor recently.  The Sheriff announced the news at the regular meeting of the Madison County Board of Supervisors this morning.  

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MHSAA Bans Track Star for Being a Track Star

Andrew Brown may be one of the leading track stars in Mississippi but the MHSAA banned him from participating in the 2024 track & field season. His crime?  Brown dared to compete in the New Balance National Indoor Track & Field Championships in March, a non-MHSAA event. The Monolith was not pleased.  

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Patterns are Patterns

Patterns are patterns and the owner of the Briarwood 1 Building definitely has a pattern.  Check out what Mike Kohan pulled recently.  WLUC (Michigan) reported: 

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Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).


Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.


In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.


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Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

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