Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Saving Taxpayers the Trouble

  • A Peoria-area man who had bullied his small town and was sentenced to death for the 2002 murders of three people apparently committed suicide over the weekend, prison officials confirmed Monday.

    Curtis Thompson, 66, of Toulon, Ill., was discovered hanging in his cell Friday night in the Pontiac Correctional Center. Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Derek Schnapp said the death is being investigated by the department and by Illinois State Police.
If we could just make prison a little more dark, we'd be in good shape.

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67 Comments:

Anonymous dr. jack kevorkian said...

Now if only hizzonor would "do the right thing".

6/10/2008 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

How about a lesson in English each day so some of our fellow officers do not look so dumb to the citizens that read our blog.
Lesson 1.
The difference between They're, There and Their
They're= They're going to kick his ass!
It is a contraction to shorten THEY ARE.
There= I saw him hide his rocks over there.
There is used to describe a place.
Their= Their rims cost 4g joe.
Their shows possession of something to someone.
Try this link for practice
http://www.better-english.com/easier/theyre.htm
Stay tuned for the next lesson.....

6/10/2008 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If we could just make prison a little more dark, we'd be in good shape."


That was cryptic; care to elaborate?

6/10/2008 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For once in his life, Mr. Thompson conducted himself as a honorable man. Way to go, Curtis!

After a night of revelry, the folks in the hamlet of Toulon will sleep well tonight.

6/10/2008 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The town bully and triple murderer was on death row for the fatal shootings of a Stark Co. deputy sheriff and a married couple.

6/10/2008 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Riddance!! He killed a rookie sherrif in Toulon, Illinois. And then went on to kill two neighbors across the street.

6/10/2008 04:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In all fairness to John Thomas' family, his wife did not want a wake. She did not want the public display of her husband. It was the higher ups in the city. She wanted a private family affair.

She found his body when she came home from her job. Can you imagine what she felt, and then a couple of times in this blog someone has left a negative comment about John Thomas. Maybe he wasn't your ideal boss, but his family didn't want a public affair made out of his death. Yes, he didn't need a fund raiser held in his honor, but knowing his wife as I do, she didn't want to participate, it was his bosses that put on the party.

Remember he left a family behind and they have feelings too.

6/09/2008 06:17:00 PM

What does that have to do with his family getting the benefits another police family cannot get?

6/10/2008 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
OT

How about a lesson in English each day so some of our fellow officers do not look so dumb to the citizens that read our blog.
Lesson 1.
The difference between They're, There and Their
They're= They're going to kick his ass!
It is a contraction to shorten THEY ARE.
There= I saw him hide his rocks over there.
There is used to describe a place.
Their= Their rims cost 4g joe.
Their shows possession of something to someone.
Try this link for practice
http://www.better-english.com/easier/theyre.htm
Stay tuned for the next lesson.....

6/10/2008 01:30:00 AM
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This is grammar school english, taught in about the 5th grade! You mean there are adult police officers who don't know the difference? My my, that department is in trouble.

6/10/2008 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is grammar school english, taught in about the 5th grade! You mean there are adult police officers who don't know the difference? My my, that department is in trouble.

6/10/2008 07:19:00 AM"


My, my, go fuck yourselves.

Was that grammatically correct enough for you two twinkle berries?

6/10/2008 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In all fairness to John Thomas' family, his wife did not want a wake. She did not want the public display of her husband. It was the higher ups in the city. She wanted a private family affair.

We're not criticizing the public funeral of Thomas but the fact that he received line of duty death benefits while dying off duty in his home. Let's see if your family can get that if you pass away before you retire.

6/10/2008 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is grammar school english, taught in about the 5th grade! You mean there are adult police officers who don't know the difference? My my, that department is in trouble.


Especially when you consider that the department requires a college education to be hired now. What does this say about our colleges and universities? I'd say the whole United States of America is in trouble lately.

6/10/2008 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is grammar school english, taught in about the 5th grade! You mean there are adult police officers who don't know the difference? My my, that department is in trouble.

6/10/2008 07:19:00 AM


Ummmmm....that department????? they are talkng about us.

6/10/2008 08:22:00 AM  
Blogger rosco said...

Saved the tax payers money? Hardly, since his family will sue because the jail guards were not watching. They will get a few million.

6/10/2008 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Maybe he wasn't your ideal boss, but his family didn't want a public affair made out of his death."

She didn't have a problem petitoning the Pension Board to make her husbands death line of duty. Let's see how things shake out when your wife goes before the board& tells them your heart attack while mowing the lawn was duty related?
On top of that a benefit for your daughters college fund will you're collecting 1st Deputys Salary?
Its the Hypocrisy & blatant double standards that make this so nauseous.
All the more disturbing by your warped attempt to rationalize this abherrant behavior.

6/10/2008 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as we are teaching grammer: Everytime you state in your report "R/o's" you are stating singular possession of something. Example, this is the R/o's pen. If you are talking about what you and your partner did it is "R/os". A apostrophe shows possession. Don't look stupid on paper like we often do.

6/10/2008 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VOTE REPUBLICAN

6/10/2008 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAS HE A MAYOR?

6/10/2008 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is grammar school english, taught in about the 5th grade! You mean there are adult police officers who don't know the difference? My my, that department is in trouble.

6/10/2008 07:19:00 AM

Yes, THERE is some officers who do not know basic English.

6/10/2008 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok spelling nazi. Sometimes when you type/or write your fingers subconsciously spell out the word you "hear" your thoughts read out as it's composing it's letter.
Give the public some credit. Do you know what makes us appear dumb?
Volunteering to walk in front of moving traffic to see if some fool is going to stop at a crosswalk. Yes, that my friend makes you look dumb!
Joe Q. Public cannot spell any better or worse than our police dept. We do hire from the pool of citizens out there.
The school systems in the city and suburbs changed their curriculum at least 15 yrs ago when it comes to having to spell properly. It became acceptable to phonetically sound out words instead of learning the proper spelling and context of them.
Now we are reaping the consequences of a system that would rather get the federal funds for passing you through, than to be concerned about how educated you
became over a 12 yr period.
Ok I better stop before I sound as preachy as you. ( too late )
Peace.

6/10/2008 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
OT

How about a lesson in English each day so some of our fellow officers do not look so dumb to the citizens that read our blog.
Lesson 1.
The difference between They're, There and Their
They're= They're going to kick his ass!
It is a contraction to shorten THEY ARE.
There= I saw him hide his rocks over there.
There is used to describe a place.
Their= Their rims cost 4g joe.
Their shows possession of something to someone.
Try this link for practice
http://www.better-english.com/easier/theyre.htm
Stay tuned for the next lesson.....

6/10/2008 01:30:00 AM

This is grammar school english, taught in about the 5th grade! You mean there are adult police officers who don't know the difference? My my, that department is in trouble.

6/10/2008 07:19:00 AM

Oh, bite me, you condescending jerks. Typing on a blog is hardly the same as completing an official document or a formal research paper. It is an informal forum for venting. Did you ever stop to think in your arrogant little brain, that some of the misspellings are intentional, misspelled to be humorous or otherwise?

If you do not like to read comments made by others, complete with errors, intentional or otherwise, then don't read the blog. Besides, it was shown years ago that spelling, or misspelling, is not always indicative of the writer's level of overall intelligence. For goodness sake, Einstein couldn't even tie his shoes! So there, take that!

Some of the most intelligent people I've met in my life and career, have been Chicago Police Officers. And some of the most arrogant people I've met in my career have been idiots that thought they were smarter than the police. The idiots usually acquire a new title, convicted felon!

And I've paid this compliment many times over the years to some very intelligent police officers; If I was a bad guy, he/she is the one I wouldn't want coming after me because they are too smart and they won't let go!

6/10/2008 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a lesson in English each day so some of our fellow officers do not look so dumb to the citizens that read our blog.

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Thanks grammar police. Keep holding down that desk. You do the BEST traffic crash reports in the city hands down. THERE should be a limit to asshats spouting THEIR opinion. After all, THEY'RE asshats.

6/10/2008 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OTT: Off the topic: Can somebody please tell 1620 1st watch to shut up. She really loves to hear herself on the radio. Seriously it's out of control and quite annoying!


i bet that is nothing compared to 45sam on zone 12. Has to be heard

6/10/2008 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

024 & 025 both had 0110's last night. keep up the good work. not bad for a case of the monday's

6/10/2008 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame on you SSC.

He is a human being.
A child of God.
He has rights . . .
Awww FUCK HIM !

Put all these assholes in a 6 by 6 foot cell 23 hours a day.
Piss on the ACLU.

6/10/2008 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell 1620 1st watch to stay off the radio. She is a blonde bimbo!

6/10/2008 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
OT

How about a lesson in English each day so some of our fellow officers do not look so dumb to the citizens that read our blog.
Lesson 1.
The difference between They're, There and Their
They're= They're going to kick his ass!
It is a contraction to shorten THEY ARE.
There= I saw him hide his rocks over there.
There is used to describe a place.
Their= Their rims cost 4g joe.
Their shows possession of something to someone.
Try this link for practice
http://www.better-english.com/easier/theyre.htm
Stay tuned for the next lesson.....

6/10/2008 01:30:00 AM
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This is grammar school english, taught in about the 5th grade! You mean there are adult police officers who don't know the difference? My my, that department is in trouble.

6/10/2008 07:19:00 AM

if youse guyz can fine somewon hoose got beter english then I doose then hire them. I dont sea any road schoolers beeting down the dors of the poliec acadamy four this job.

6/10/2008 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the english lesson is for those who have the advanced degrees from universities such as Chicago State and products of our public schools.

dats da wayz they talk

6/10/2008 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If we could just make prison a little more dark, we'd be in good shape."


That was cryptic; care to elaborate?

6/10/2008 02:47:00

I take it you're not the police?

6/10/2008 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad for the family of the officer as I know them personally and the many hours they spent at the trial of this piece of dog crap. He has saved many future hours of pain for the family. Glad he saved everyone the trouble of putting him to death, may he rot in hell.

6/10/2008 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In all fairness to John Thomas' family, his wife did not want a wake. She did not want the public display of her husband. It was the higher ups in the city. She wanted a private family affair.

I have no problem with John Thomas thought he was a great guy and a great supervisor who really cared about the Officers. I think he was rolling in his grave knowing the sham the department pulled to get his wife line of duty pension. I was at the hosp when they brought him in he was dead for hours. I dont care if they want to give him line of duty pension but then everyone who dies off duty should get it not the selected ones.

6/10/2008 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

his early reply after being arrested to lock up keeper was hey what now, you just gonna leave me hanging here

6/10/2008 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
The Trib had a photo of a female officer during the undercover brother crosswalk adventure yesterday. Did anyone notice the earpiece in her ear?
Why can't I get a radio that lasts my whole tour and this ridiculous "operation" has high speed gear like that?
I mean what the fuck?

6/10/2008 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not good enough! This shitbag shoulda been beaten to death from the feet up.

6/10/2008 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance!

6/10/2008 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, THERE is some officers who do not know basic English


And I would take everyone of them over any of you egotystical educated assholes. When shit hits the fan the educated run.

6/10/2008 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 10:31 AM. You say we only make spelling, punctuation mistakes, etc on the blog. Then ask the college educated officer who wrote a hospitalization report just what medical condition is "high potention." And she thinks she is entitled to a promotion! Thank you CPS!

6/10/2008 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"6/10/2008 07:19:00 AM"



It hsa bnee pvroevn taht no mteatr hwo blady mpseileld teh wdors mya be, teh ilgelntinet hmuan biran wlil dpiehcer tiher mnainneg, ecalpesliy wiihtn teh ctenxot of a seecnnte.


Cna yuo tow tknwlie teos rdae tsih?

6/10/2008 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I take it you're not the police?

6/10/2008 02:05:00 PM"


That was also cryptic, care to elaborate?

6/10/2008 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"dats da wayz they talk

6/10/2008 01:11:00 PM"


grammaz poleeeez sezz:


dats da wayz deyz tawks.

6/10/2008 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a lesson in English each day so some of our fellow officers do not look so dumb to the citizens that read our blog.
Lesson 1.
Give me an officer that doesn't use the best english but backs you up and can kick some ass when necessary...Your grammar and spelling aren't going to help you much, what do intend to do, hit them with a dangling participle? RElax francis, go write a report that is all about nothing.. by the way do you know what GFY means?

6/10/2008 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Did anyone see the Salute to J-sellout in the today's daily bulletin?

What an absolute INSULT to the working police.

6/10/2008 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Just when you thought Jodie couldn't sink any lower:

Cozzie was J-tool's appetizer, Burge will be his main course.


"federal investigators are doing a comprehensive investigation into the torture allegations and he hopes it will lead to the indictment of Burge and the other officers.

Attorney Joseph Roddy confirmed he was hired to represent retired detectives who received federal subpoenas."

6/10/2008 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a lesson in English each day so some of our fellow officers do not look so dumb to the citizens that read our blog.

!!!
Thank you. As a fellow officer, I think this reflects on "our" (not are) intelligence or lack-of.

Many also use the word "looser" for "loser".

Loser is someone who loses or seemes fated to lose. Those are the ones we lock-up.

looser - is to untie, make less tight.

6/10/2008 08:27:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

off topic -

thank you to the officer who was running radar (first time i've seen any cpd w/radar) tonite as i was working out around midway. this officer was pulling speeders over left and right.

we don't need no decoy here when we have our tough 008 putting the (ticket-s) smack down on the asses of the speeders here!

Thanx for the hard work!!

6/10/2008 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but did you see that the entire first set of charges against SOS Carl Suchocki was dismissed today? That includes about sixty felony charges. Why? Why did the State abandon the case? Because Carl was not there, that's why! Carl was never involved. Carl is not cooperating. Repeat: Carl is not cooperating. The guilty officers are the ones talking and though they may be thieves, they won't be party to sending Carl to jail for something he didn't do.

There's a lesson here folks.

6/10/2008 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have sat back and kept my mouth shut until now, PART 2. Why are we allowing the Supt, Brust, Daly, and Masters to wear our uniform? They do not deserve it and it is an insult to all of us and especially to those whose stars are represented in the Honored Star Case. What gives them the right to wear the uniform we worked so hard for. What gives them the right to wear the uniform that has been stained with our tears, fears, dreams, and all too often our blood or the blood of our brothers? Who are they to wear the uniform of our fathers, our uncles, our heroes? We, I, have allowed our uniform to be dishonored! More to come! Please read Part 1.

6/10/2008 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks grammar police. Keep holding down that desk. You do the BEST traffic crash reports in the city hands down. THERE should be a limit to asshats spouting THEIR opinion. After all, THEY'RE asshats.

6/10/2008 10:34:00 AM

Ha! Perfect....an A+. I'm glad someone around here was taking notes. By the way I wrote the original post as a joke more than anything. But c'mon, honestly have you ever read some of the reports that sergeants on this job write???!!! They couldn't even write at the scum times grade level and these guys are correcting MY reports.
Shhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeet!

6/10/2008 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Bought a tank of gas, and all the family staples, in Will County today. It feels so good! If you haven't tried it, give it a try! Don't feed these Cook County crooks with your hard-earned money!

6/10/2008 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is grammar school english, taught in about the 5th grade! You mean there are adult police officers who don't know the difference? My my, that department is in trouble.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Do you know of any police that are not legally adults assface?

6/10/2008 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Just when you thought Jodie couldn't sink any lower:

Cozzie was J-tool's appetizer, Burge will be his main course.


"federal investigators are doing a comprehensive investigation into the torture allegations and he hopes it will lead to the indictment of Burge and the other officers.

Attorney Joseph Roddy confirmed he was hired to represent retired detectives who received federal subpoenas."

6/10/2008 08:24:00 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Very interesting. Does Jody know that little dickie was the ASA at that time and dickie devine was his underling? Why do you think nothing has happened to the Burge case, Daley & Co. have successfully kept it out ot the courts.

6/10/2008 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did Steve Wilkos become such a tough guy and go-getter....talkin' about playing a role....get him an OSCAR.

6/10/2008 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It hsa bnee pvroevn taht no mteatr hwo blady mpseileld teh wdors mya be, teh ilgelntinet hmuan biran wlil dpiehcer tiher mnainneg, ecalpesliy wiihtn teh ctenxot of a seecnnte.


Cna yuo tow tknwlie teos rdae tsih?

Is this French?

6/10/2008 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about all of the E.S.L. coppers we have out there.
The difference between select and choose.
Select means to pick something out, and Choose is what you wear on your feet.
Ha, Ha, Ha...

6/10/2008 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic.

What a waste of time today's "Shout oot to Schools" rally. Non eof those kids gave two shits about why they were there. And then, the sound system was so shitty. You couldn't understand a word that was being said. Not that we care. But there was thousands of our tax dollars wasted today. Excuse me Mr. Dickie Mayor! Can I have a decent raise? Is our glorious FOP LOdge #7 going to go to the table and low-ball us with crappy raise percentages per year. Oh how habout 2.5% a year for one year? Hahahahahahaha! Joke all the way around. Speaking of jokes. D/C Keating w/his earpiece and Segway making repaeted sentences during Roll-calls and then again afterwards. We have almost all been there and done most of these silly details. We don't need to hear you and your fucking megaphone ass-wipe.

6/10/2008 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for any officers detail to PR fest the powers to be do not have a clue. GOD Help you
Thats waht happens when all the merit finally end up on top.

6/10/2008 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve "Powerhouse" Wilkos was a true badass in 014. He was a Marine and I'll ya bro, he scared the shit out of gangs back in the day. He is not playing a role! He was truly a badass among a crowd of wimps. GFY!

6/11/2008 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Steve "Powerhouse" Wilkos was a true badass in 014. He was a Marine and I'll ya bro, he scared the shit out of gangs back in the day. He is not playing a role! He was truly a badass among a crowd of wimps. GFY!

6/11/2008 12:04:00 AM

Yea ok he is such a tough guy like jerry springer is! LOL fuck him nothing but a punk who got a break! Maybe he will hire you for his lame ass show!

6/11/2008 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve "Powerhouse" Wilkos was a true badass in 014. He was a Marine and I'll ya bro, he scared the shit out of gangs back in the day. He is not playing a role! He was truly a badass among a crowd of wimps. GFY!

Steve Wilkos is a tool tell him to go back to the toot's commercials.
he really thinks the rest of are pos, from somebody who had the displeasure of working with him
arrogant tool! so gfy to you steve!

6/11/2008 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1620 1st watch = the future of this department... SCARY!!!!

6/11/2008 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey 10:31 AM. You say we only make spelling, punctuation mistakes, etc on the blog. Then ask the college educated officer who wrote a hospitalization report just what medical condition is "high potention." And she thinks she is entitled to a promotion! Thank you CPS!

6/10/2008 07:47:00 PM

Have you ever heard of "all timers"?

6/11/2008 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya, Wilkos was a real badass in the DETAIL UNIT directing traffic....LOL

6/11/2008 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How about a lesson in English each day so some of our fellow officers do not look so dumb to the citizens that read our blog."

---------------------------------
When it comes to blogs who really cares. Show me any blog about any topic and I guarantee it it will be full of typo's, bad punctuation, and poor sentence structure. However, with official reports I agree. Spelling is one thing but I see more sloppy penmanship than anything. I can't read them and I bet the officer who wrote them can't either.

6/11/2008 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carl was not there, that's why! Carl was never involved. Carl is not cooperating. Repeat: Carl is not cooperating. The guilty officers are the ones talking and though they may be thieves, they won't be party to sending Carl to jail for something he didn't do.

There's a lesson here folks.

Sorry to burst your bubble but he is cooperating. Cannot beat the feds. They dropped charges as part of a plea bargain.

6/11/2008 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why investigate? Fuck him he is dead burn him up and move on to help the people that pay taxes!

6/11/2008 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Bought a tank of gas, and all the family staples, in Will County today. It feels so good! If you haven't tried it, give it a try! Don't feed these Cook County crooks with your hard-earned money!

**I already go to DuPage county to buy gas and shop.

6/11/2008 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SAVE PONTIAC PRISON. Good thing Gov. Back of the Ditch didn't get his way and close Pontiac.

6/11/2008 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no problem with John Thomas thought he was a great guy and a great supervisor who really cared about the Officers. I think he was rolling in his grave knowing the sham the department pulled to get his wife line of duty pension. I was at the hosp when they brought him in he was dead for hours. I dont care if they want to give him line of duty pension but then everyone who dies off duty should get it not the selected ones.


Well put. Why dont people use this as a precedent with the pension board to fight for these benefits for all police officers. No these keyboard cowards come on here and talk shit about a good man with a good family.

P.S he didn't line of duty benefits it was performance of duty

I guess its easier for you people to hide than it is to stand up.

6/12/2008 06:52:00 PM  

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