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Polidicks Rules - Updated 13th May 2017

These are generally what you were used to within SH. Because of the political issues, I expect this subforum to take on a more serious tone. Reporting & Posting Guidelines Because this is a debate forum we expect you to put effort into your posts,...

Hezzy Starred x 36
13th May 2017
by Big Dumb American Go to last post
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Work In Progress

Japan: Abe calls snap election ( 2 Last )

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41385735

18 Minutes Ago
by Goberfish Go to last post
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News

North Korea accuses US of declaring war, says it has right to shoot down bombers ( 2 Last )

Source: The BBC This story is breaking and still developing; I'll update the OP as the article gets fleshed out. I think we're still technically at war with them, just in a ceasefire since the "end" of the Korean War.

Flicky Thread has images 9 people are reading this thread x 9
18 Minutes Ago
by Araknid Go to last post
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Nintendo Switch

The NFL Takes a Knee in Protest of Trump: The Daily Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2kqHuOniv0

Vodkavia 7 people are reading this thread x 7
19 Minutes Ago
by Vodkavia Go to last post
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Repeat

Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Appears Dead as Susan Collins Declares Opposition

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/us/politics/obamacare-repeal-susan-collins-dead.html https://youtu.be/rY0WxgSXdEE

20 Minutes Ago
by Vodkavia Go to last post
13 831
Politics

Fueled by Trump’s Tweets, Anthem Protests Grow to a Nationwide Rebuke ( 2 3 4 Last )

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/09/25/sports/25nfldressmain/25nfldressmain-master768.jpg https://nyti.ms/2jW8Ulx...

Splash Attack Thread has images 28 people are reading this thread x 28 Starred x 70
44 Minutes Ago
by EcksDee Go to last post
144 6,515
Politics
49 Minutes Ago
by Goberfish Go to last post
8 973
Politics

Iraqi Kurds vote in independence referendum

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/iraqi-kurds-vote-independence-referendum-170925032733525.html Results are expected by tomorrow

1 Hour Ago
by Trebgarta Go to last post
23 1,021
Politics

New US travel ban adds North Korea, Venezuela

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/09/24/new-travel-ban-adds-north-korea-venezuela/698645001/

Swiket 1 people are reading this thread x 1
1 Hour Ago
by nulls Go to last post
31 2,137
Rant

At Least 6 White House Advisers (including Bannon and Reince) Used Private Email Accounts

At Least 6 White House Advisers Used Private Email Accounts https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/us/politics/private-email-trump-kushner-bannon.html

2 Hours Ago
by Cliff2 Go to last post
10 562
Politics
2 Hours Ago
by shadow_oap Go to last post
19 1,193
News

'Vote no to fags': Outbreak of homophobic violence, vandalism in same-sex marriage campaign

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/vote-no-to-fags-outbreak-of-homophobic-violence-vandalism-in-samesex-marriage-campaign-20170925-gyo9ri.html

2 Hours Ago
by Carlito Go to last post
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Politics
3 Hours Ago
by Wafflemonstr Go to last post
46 3,461
Politics

McCain Says He Can’t Vote for Graham-Cassidy Health Bill ( 2 Last )

Bloomberg Lame duck Congress, anybody? All we need is Murkowski and Collins, and this is for sure dead. (Currently McCain and Paul are no, but I expect Paul to flip).

7 Hours Ago
by Bob The Knob Go to last post
57 3,946
Everything/Nothing

Breitbart denied entry to Trump-Luther Strange rally after backing his primary opponent Roy Moore

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/breitbart-denied-entry-to-trump-luther-strange-rally-after-backing-roy-moore/article/2635351

12 Hours Ago
by Mr. Sarcastic Go to last post
8 1,379
Repeat

Trump accidentally mispronounce Namibia as Nambia, everyone goes nuts ( 2 Last )

https://twitter.com/davidmackau/status/910558586799099904 http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-what-is-namibia-trump-pronounces-as-nambia-at-general-assembly-20170920-htmlstory.html Of all things to hate on trump, this...

16 Hours Ago
by laserpanda Go to last post
40 3,092
Repeat

Kushner used private email to conduct White House business

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/24/jared-kushner-private-email-white-house-243071

20 Hours Ago
by WitheredGryphon Go to last post
15 1,803
Gross

Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Aso refers to shooting armed North Korean refugees in crisis

https://japantoday.com/category/politics/aso-refers-to-shooting-armed-n.-korean-refugees-in-crisis Refugees should come as no surprise if shit goes down, but armed refugees? What the fuck?

1 Day Ago
by Cyke Lon bee Go to last post
32 2,221
Request

Trump's NASA Nominee Wants to Study Climate Change—on Mars

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/nasa-nominee-wants-to-study-climate-change-mdash-on-mars/

1 Day Ago
by Grenadiac Go to last post
33 2,453
Release

NZ Election 2017: Early results show National Party leading Labour in record vote

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-23/nz-election-national-party-wins-most-votes-but-coalition-needed/8978166

1 Day Ago
by Elstumpo Go to last post
5 640
News

Same-sex marriage: 'Straight lives matter' rally held in Sydney's gay heartland ( 2 Last )

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-23/same-sex-marriage-straight-lives-matter-rally-held-in-sydney/8977832?pfmredir=sm

1 Day Ago
by 01271 Go to last post
56 3,516
Politics

UK Election Watchdog Suggests Banning Internet Trolls from Voting

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/18/ban-social-media-trolls-from-voting-election-watchdog-suggests?CMP=twt_gu The UK literally wants to ban people from voting for trolling MPs on social media. The examples the article uses are of extreme...

1 Day Ago
by Untouch Go to last post
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Politics

North Korea says rockets to U.S. 'inevitable' as U.S. bombers fly off North Korean coast ( 2 Last )

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china-quake/north-korea-says-rockets-to-u-s-inevitable-as-u-s-bombers-fly-off-north-korean-coast-idUSKCN1BY0BS

1 Day Ago
by Cyke Lon bee Go to last post
60 4,704
Help

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

https://apnews.com/cb8a753a9b0948589cc372a3c037a567?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

1 Day Ago
by srobins Go to last post
19 2,121
Gross

39 same-sex marriage survey envelopes found dumped in Sydney bin

https://www.fairfaxstatic.com.au/content/dam/images/g/y/n/3/b/a/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.gymxlw.png/1506066368111.jpg Read more at...

2 Days Ago
by TacticalBacon Go to last post
18 1,762
Politics

Trump HHS plans to increase maintenance outages for Healthcare.gov during enrollment period

http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/22/news/economy/obamacare-open-enrollment/index.html

2 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
8 1,233
Rant

Kim Jong-un vows to "surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/21/trump-says-the-u-s-will-impose-new-sanctions-on-north-korea/

2 Days Ago
by Chris Morris Go to last post
34 3,637
Politics

Gay conversion therapy decriminalized in Brazil

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/09/19/world/americas/ap-lt-brazil-homosexuality.html?mcubz=0 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/19/brazilian-judge-approves-gay-conversion-therapy Someone on Tumblr (by the username of sipdre)...

2 Days Ago
by Chris Morris Go to last post
24 1,985
Politics

How a convicted pedophile brought down Iceland’s government

Source Also, the PM has resigned Source Didn't see this posted before but it's too weird of a story not to have a thread about.

Lambeth 1 people are reading this thread x 1
2 Days Ago
by gman003-main Go to last post
9 1,744
Politics

Fox News Slammed by Legal Experts for Saying Trump Was Right About Obama Wiretap

http://www.newsweek.com/fox-news-slammed-legal-experts-trump-right-obama-wiretap-668117?utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

Raidyr Starred x 21
2 Days Ago
by Snickerdoodle Go to last post
26 2,354
Politics

North Korea: 3.4-magnitude earthquake caused by suspected explosion at surface, China says

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-earthquake-explosion-nuclear-34-china-detected-kim-jong-un-a7962711.html

2 Days Ago
by Megadave Go to last post
12 1,377
Politics

Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military ( 2 Last )

https://apnews.com/46113dc3463a4078a06940499e866ef7 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00199

2 Days Ago
by Anteep Go to last post
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Politics

North Korea could test hydrogen bomb over Pacific Ocean, says foreign minister

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/21/politics/kim-jong-un-on-trump-comments/index.html

2 Days Ago
by Howlthrug Go to last post
30 2,413
Love

South Korea will send $8 million in aid to North Korea because it says humanity trumps politics

https://qz.com/1083519/south-korea-approves-8-million-in-aid-to-north-korea-because-it-says-humanity-trumps-politics-surrounding-nuclear-program/ Good on you South Korea, but North Korea are real cunts, they'll still be talking shit about South Korea...

3 Days Ago
by Pat.Lithium Go to last post
22 2,414
News

Australia: Same-sex marriage could 'prevent 3000 teen suicide attempts a year', say health groups

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/samesex-marriage-would-prevent-3000-teen-suicide-attempts-a-year-say-health-groups-20170920-gyl2hf.html

3 Days Ago
by Menien Goneld Go to last post
31 1,706
Rant

Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy ‘lied right to my face’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/09/19/jimmy-kimmel-gets-heated-about-health-care-bill-says-bill-cassidy-lied-right-to-my-face/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOlibbx5sx0

Bob The Knob 1 people are reading this thread x 1 Starred x 61
3 Days Ago
by Bob The Knob Go to last post
30 3,964
Lua

Trump considering Bastille Day-like military march on 4 July

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-macron/inspired-by-french-trump-considering-july-4-military-parade-in-washington-idUSKCN1BT2GX Reuters is Least Biased

3 Days Ago
by cdr248 Go to last post
35 2,896
News

Tony Abbott 'headbutted' by man wearing 'Vote Yes' badge in Hobart

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-21/tony-abbott-headbutted-by-ssm-supporter-in-hobart/8970658

3 Days Ago
by BF Go to last post
21 1,714
Help

Exclusive: From Russia with fuel - North Korean ships may be undermining sanctions

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-russia-exclusive/exclusive-from-russia-with-fuel-north-korean-ships-may-be-undermining-sanctions-idUSKCN1BV1DC

3 Days Ago
by Emperor Scorpious II Go to last post
12 1,335
Gross

Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees ( 2 Last )

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/us/politics/refugees-revenue-cost-report-trump.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

3 Days Ago
by EcksDee Go to last post
43 2,899
News

Aus same-sex marriage survey: Federal police asked to investigate sale of survey forms ( 2 Last )

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/8886554-3x2-940x627.jpg Read more at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-16/afp-asked-to-investigate-sale-of-same-sex-marriage-survey-forms/8951198 This is one of the reasons why plebiscites, elections, what have...

4 Days Ago
by megafat Go to last post
70 3,148
Politics

Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

Reuters. Not sure if it belongs in polidicks or SH, so feel free to move it.

4 Days Ago
by lNloruzenchi Go to last post
2 788
Shitpost

GOP lawmaker loses real estate job for saying "we can all support" running over protesters

Source: The Washington Times (Note that I have altered the headline to give a better idea of the article at first glance; original headline is GOP lawmaker loses real estate job, apologizes for ‘All Lives Splatter’ meme) Screencap of the Facebook post:

4 Days Ago
by Naught Go to last post
14 1,275
Politics

Philippines' Duterte says son will be killed if involved in drugs

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-duterte-says-son-will-be-killed-if-involved-in-drugs-9236138 This guy is fucking crazy

4 Days Ago
by Dwarden Go to last post
19 1,828
Everything/Nothing

Turkey threatens sanctions over Iraqi Kurdish independence vote

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-kurds-turkey/turkey-threatens-sanctions-over-kurdish-independence-vote-idUSKCN1BV0N3

4 Days Ago
by agentalexandre Go to last post
11 818
News

Anti same-sex marriage advocates: "we are on the right side of legal and moral history" ( 2 Last )

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/8954580-3x2-940x627.jpg http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-17/same-sex-marriage-survey-no-campaign-launched/8954368

4 Days Ago
by Sobotnik Go to last post
43 3,085
Gross

Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire ‘private briefings’ on 2016 campaign

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/manafort-offered-to-give-russian-billionaire-private-briefings-on-2016-campaign/2017/09/20/399bba1a-9d48-11e7-8ea1-ed975285475e_story.html

4 Days Ago
by Raidyr Go to last post
9 784
News

One Nation misses South Australian election registration deadline

https://au.news.yahoo.com/sa/a/37158555/one-nation-misses-sa-poll-rego-deadline/ Nothing lost there.

5 Days Ago
by MrJazzy Go to last post
8 968
Love

These are the supporters Trump is losing according to poll data.

Source; http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/19/politics/trump-support-young-college-educated/index.html It would seem that Republicans with extra education aren't so hot on Trump, and never were. If that alone doesn't demonstrate the need for better education...

5 Days Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
4 1,673
Politics

Republicans Demand Another Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/09/19/us/19dc-health/merlin-to-scoop-127296491-815734-master768.jpg https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/us/politics/obamacare-repeal-vote.html...

5 Days Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
35 2,223
Gross

Paul Ryan, White House reject bipartisan healthcare fix

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/19/obamacare-stabilization-bill-status-242875

5 Days Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
15 1,592
Politics

Donald Trump Jr. Gives Up Secret Service Protection, Seeking Privacy

Donald Trump Jr. Gives Up Secret Service Protection, Seeking Privacy https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/us/politics/donald-trump-jr-secret-service.html?_r=0 https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/909946967702347777

5 Days Ago
by Eva-1337 Go to last post
16 2,142
Everything/Nothing

Spain raids Catalan government ministries, takes control of finances

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41331152 https://www.thelocal.es/20170920/spain-takes-control-of-catalonias-finances-to-block-referendum

5 Days Ago
by Maestro Fenix Go to last post
6 849
News
5 Days Ago
by FFStudios Go to last post
54 4,286
Stupid

Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay Russia probe legal bills: Reuters, citing sources

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/19/trump-using-campaign-rnc-funds-to-pay-russia-probe-legal-bills-reuters-citing-sources.html

5 Days Ago
by Mr. Sarcastic Go to last post
8 1,136
Humor

Networks turn down Sean Spicer as paid contributor due to 'lack of credibility'

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/networks-pass-sean-spicer-paid-contributor-role-n802781

5 Days Ago
by Sir Whoopsalot Go to last post
2 731
Politics

Poll: Most California Democrats want to restrict free speech from white nationalists ( 2 3 4 Last )

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/12/poll-most-california-democrats-want-to-restrict-free-speech-from-white-nationalists/ Poll probably taken in relation to several speakers showing up to Berkeley throughout this month (Ben Shapiro, Milo, Steve...

5 Days Ago
by Cyke Lon bee Go to last post
139 7,333
Politics

Hamas agrees to dissolve their government in Gaza while Bahrain de facto recognizes Israel

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Hamas-ready-for-talks-with-Fatah-to-hold-elections-505280 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Bahrain-king-denounces-Arab-boycott-of-Israel-says-countrymen-may-visit-505308

5 Days Ago
by e_k_M Go to last post
11 1,379
Repeat

Obama Goes From White House to Wall Street in Less Than One Year

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/obama-goes-from-white-house-to-wall-street-in-less-than-one-year

6 Days Ago
by Alice3173 Go to last post
17 2,603
Politics
6 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
23 2,655
Repeat

US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/politics/paul-manafort-government-wiretapped-fisa-russians/index.html It's a decently long article, so I won't bother quoting everything I see

6 Days Ago
by Revenge282 Go to last post
22 1,772
Humor

With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Mueller’s Inquiry Sets a Tone

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/us/politics/mueller-russia-investigation.html https://twitter.com/benjaminwittes/status/909918869069983745

6 Days Ago
by GayIlluminati Go to last post
19 1,900
Stupid

Trump Claims Gas Lines in North Korea Were Long

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/09/18/trumps-claim-there-were-long-gas-lines-in-north-korea-has-residents-puzzled/?utm_term=.df6a55bed118#comments https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/909384837018112000 Doesn't seem too...

6 Days Ago
by Useful Dave Go to last post
23 2,551
Politics

Singapore's new president lives in a public apartment

http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/halimah-yacob-will-continue-to-live-in-yishun-flat I don't think there are any head of states that I know that lives in a public apartment And living there, while you get free security, its gonna suck when you...

6 Days Ago
by Trebgarta Go to last post
1 782
Help

North Korea missile reportedly passes over Japan ( 2 3 Last )

North Korea missile reportedly passes over Japan https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/14/north-korea-may-have-launched-a-missile-according-to-reports.html Update: https://twitter.com/StratSentinel/status/908458406503120898

6 Days Ago
by Solid_Karat Go to last post
90 8,309
TV

White House: ESPN host should be fired for calling Trump a ‘white supremacist’ ( 2 Last )

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/13/white-house-espns-jemele-hill-should-be-fired-for-calling-trump-a-white-supremacist/?utm_term=.787807df0a36

1 Week Ago
by VX-79 Go to last post
41 2,339
Rant

Trump Lawyers Clash Over How Much to Cooperate With Russia Inquiry

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/17/us/politics/trump-lawyers-white-house-russia-mcgahn-ty-cobb.html Lmao check this out - part of the way this story came out was that two of Trump's lawyers went for a meal at a restaurant next door to the New York...

1 Week Ago
by KillerJaguar Go to last post
10 1,150
Science

Trump Administration Won’t Withdraw from Paris Climate Deal, EU Official Says

U.S. has stated it will ‘not renegotiate the Paris accord’ but will review its terms https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-wont-withdraw-from-paris-climate-deal-1505593922 Well, that's good I suppose. I mean there's no punishment for...

OvB Starred x 38
1 Week Ago
by Rocâ„¢ Go to last post
25 2,885
Stupid

Trump claims he didn't know Category 5 hurricanes existed until Irma ( 2 Last )

Source: The Washington Examiner Full quote according to the press pool: I can't believe we elected someone so downright stupid.

1 Week Ago
by Dave_Parker Go to last post
53 3,304
Politics

Saudi government allegedly funded a ‘dry run’ for 9/11 ( 2 Last )

http://nypost.com/2017/09/09/saudi-government-allegedly-funded-a-dry-run-for-911/

1 Week Ago
by Cyke Lon bee Go to last post
68 5,216
Gross

Myanmar's Suu Kyi denounces terrorists, silent on Rohingya exodus

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/myanmar-s-suu-kyi-denounces-terrorists--silent-on-rohingya-exodus-9189778 So much for that nobel peace prize

1 Week Ago
by Ignhelper Go to last post
6 1,120
Release

Facebook handed Russia-linked ads over to Mueller under search warrant

http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/15/media/facebook-mueller-ads/

1 Week Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
3 690
Politics
1 Week Ago
by Bob The Knob Go to last post
18 1,736
Gross

UK Home secretary ignores court order and sends asylum seeker to Kabul

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/14/home-secretary-ignores-court-order-sends-asylum-seeker-kabul-samim-bigzad

1 Week Ago
by gokiyono Go to last post
13 1,294
Gross

UK: James Rees-Mogg: "People using foodbanks is 'uplifting'"

Sources: BBC NEWS Independent The Guardian The Independent and Guardian sources have the sound clip.

1 Week Ago
by IAreLegend Go to last post
22 2,022
News

Democrats tell Trump he can call new health care act "Repeal and Replace" if he backs it ( 2 Last )

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/14/inside-trumps-democratic-deals-daca-schumer-pelosi-242745 imagine if trump is the pres to give us proper healthcare out of sheer ego.

Wii60 Thread has images Starred x 88
1 Week Ago
by gman003-main Go to last post
44 4,442
Work In Progress

Statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee removed from Dallas park under armed police guard ( 2 Last )

https://apnews.com/f67194ca24a544bfab577ab12e728674/Statue-of-Gen.-Robert-E.-Lee-removed-from-Dallas-park?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

1 Week Ago
by Kyle902 Go to last post
76 4,265
News

White House issues financial sanctions against Venezuelan dictatorship.

https://twitter.com/alivitali/status/901106271994163202 This is breaking, I will update with sources as they become available. In essence, they're trying to deny avenues for the Venezuelan dictatorship to continue selling state assets piecemeal,...

1 Week Ago
by Uzor Go to last post
9 1,412
Politics

Trump Humiliated Jeff Sessions After Mueller Appointment

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/politics/jeff-sessions-trump.html

1 Week Ago
by Big Dumb American Go to last post
8 1,883
Politics

Hillary Clinton Is 'Done,' But Not Going Away

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/12/549594249/hillary-clinton-done-but-not-going-away

1 Week Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
34 3,306
Love
1 Week Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
10 1,429