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Friday, March 11, 2005
Is Affirmative Action a victimless crime?

What information do you suppose the Associated Press (and most other MSM) is SUPPRESSING about the shooting of a judge and several other victims in Georgia?

If the Public has a “right to know” that guards at Abu Ghraib were mistreating prisoners, why doesn’t the Public have a right to know that the sheriff’s deputy who’s gun was taken was . . . a woman !!!

Of course, it is heretical to notice that a 100 LB girl is an easy mark for a monster like this Brian Nichols. Once upon a time, you had to be six feet tall and 200 LBS to get hired on most police forces. But, that was when we were less enlightened (and the bad guys were afraid of the cops). Oh well, if we’re going to make “social progress,” sacrifices must be made, eh?

Is Affirmative Action a victimless crime? Ask the families of the dead and wounded in and around that Courtroom. Perhaps I will organize a protest march with signs reading “Feminists Lied, People Died.”

Posted by larry_naselli at 5:06 PM CST
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Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Say The "R" Word

As a public service, LarryNaselli.com will be offering free language classes for Liberals. During weeks 1 through 7 of the course, we work with students to teach them to pronounce the following three-word sentence: "Bush was right."

Of course, remedial courses will be available for pupils who flunk lessons 1 through 7, and grief counseling will be available for those pupils who pass.

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:21 AM CST
Updated: Wednesday, March 9, 2005 8:52 AM CST
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Re-Branding

It's been a tough few months . . . well, years . . . well, make that decade for the Democrat Party. My youngest daughter turns 12 next month, and when she entered the world Democrats controlled the White House, both Houses of Congress, a majority of Governorships and a majority of Houses in the State Legislatures. The Party of FDR, JFK, LBJ and WJC also enjoyed the distinction of being the Party that more Americans identified with than any other.

In just over a decade every one of those advantages has been reversed, and about all the Democrats have to show for it is that Bill and Hillary Clinton have escaped from Public Housing to join the swollen ranks of first-time homeowners. The Bush tax cuts have the U.S. Economy humming, and to add insult to injury, very few observers accept the notion that the rising tide of freedom and democracy in the Middle East is a result of chance or inevitability, so that even sophisticated European Newspapers are mulling the once-unthinkable possibility that perhaps "Bush was right."

Well, these are the times that try men's souls, and insofar as the abiding arrogance of Liberal elitism permits, Democrats have been searching their souls (or at least their Marketing Consultants' souls) to discover how they can better present their Party to appeal to a body politic in which Democrat marketshare has been steadily declining.

One possible approach is Re-Branding. Presumably, the traditional Donkey mascot once projected the desired image for the Democrat Party, but times have changed, and branding must change with the times -- although some might count it ironic that the change the Democrat Party has made is from the Party that changes with the times to the Party that refuses to change with the times, or even to acknowledge that the times are changing at all.

For example, the Democrats have now staked their Party Identity on the twin premises that all is well with Social Security, and that U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East is a catastrophe. To call this viewpoint mistaken would be generous to the point of dishonesty, because what the Democrats are really engaged in is self-deception; and whatever the pecadillos of Donkeys are, self-deception is not commonly acknowledged to be among them. Since I'm not aware of any animal that would (or even could) stick its head where the Democrats have chosen to stick theirs, the best mascot I can propose for the Party's re-branding is the Ostrich: a noble beast perhaps, but also one that, shall we say, lacks vision, and is peculiarly vulnerable to swift kicks from behind. Quite a good fit, in fact.

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:45 AM CST
Updated: Friday, March 4, 2005 9:02 AM CST
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Tuesday, March 1, 2005
They don't call it The Arab Street anymore

Ever since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October of 2001 Liberals have been predicting the imminent eruption of "The Arab Street."

Well, The Arab Street has finally erupted, demanding the withdrawal of the heavy-handed, unilateralist, imperialist occupiers who have kept Arabs down for so long. Unfortunately for America-hating Liberals, the object of The Arab Street's anger is the totalitarian Baathist regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

As the long-suffering People of Lebanon arise to claim the freedom they have watched the Afghans and Iraqis obtain, you can be sure that the tyrants now running Iran and Saudi Arabia are almost as uncomfortable with the eruption of The Arab Street as American Liberals are.


Posted by larry_naselli at 4:46 PM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:30 PM CST
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Saturday, February 12, 2005
Stale Clarke Memo Still Generating Misleading Headlines

The Chicago Tribune reports in a breathless headline today, "Pre 9/11 Memo to Rice Noted Al Qaeda Threat, Solutions." Breaking news? Hardly, it turns out to be Richard Clarke's much boasted-about Memo describing Osama Bin Laden's animus toward America and his Al Qaeda Training Camps in Afghanistan, and suggesting that the United States could inflict serious damage to Al Qaeda by attacking these camps from the air. Despite the alarming headline, Clarke's memo contains not a thing about the type of attack that stunned America on September 11, 2001.

In fact, Clarke had been offering the Clinton National Security team the same insight for years, with no effective action taken, despite Al Qaeda attacks between 1993 and 2000 against The World Trade Center, a U.S. Army barracks at the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the Naval Destroyer U.S.S. Cole in the Gulf of Aden. Having made a late transition, following the disputed 2000 Presidential Election, President Bush had ordered a comprehensive review of U.S. Counterterrorism Policy. That review, completed on September 4, 2001, was already underway in February 2001 when Clarke sent his memo to NSA Rice, and Clarke's pique at the Bush Administration seems to center not around policy differences, but around his own loss of access to the President. Having grown accustomed to moving - as he perceived it - in the Clinton inner-circle, Clarke did not adjust well to being overlooked and underappreciated by the newcomers. Bill Clinton may have ignored Clarke's recommendations, but at least he flattered The Sage.

Clarke famously interpreted Condoleeza Rice's blank facial expression, as he one day delivered a soliloquy on the Al Qaeda threat, to indicate that Rice had never heard of Al Qaeda (a fact objectively refuted by Rice's public statements prior to the incident Clarke referred to); but anyone who watched the 9/11 Commission Hearings and saw Clarke's self-serving and sanctimonious testimony, or the grandstanding of his megalomaniacal "apology" for letting 9/11 happen, could easily deduce an alternate explanation for the National Security Adviser's facial expression, namely that Dr. Rice does not suffer pedants gladly.

Reading the story of Clarke's Memo, I had to wonder why the Tribune takes no interest in other National Security Memos that reached Dr. Rice. For example, the Clinton Administration had a National Security policy (endorsed by Congressional Resolution, with the concurrence of most current members of the Democrat House and Senate Leadership) which called for bringing about Regime Change in Iraq. This policy undoubtedly produced many memos, which Dr. Rice evidently did not act upon for at least two years, so why the selective indignation over Rice's supposed inaction on the Clarke memo? Why no ominous headlines from The Trib castigating the Bush Administration for dragging its feet two long years before acting on President Clinton's dire warnings about the WMD threat from Iraq?

Posted by larry_naselli at 3:57 PM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:31 PM CST
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Who's disingenuous?

While promoting Social Security Reform, President Bush has drawn outrage from Black so-called "Leaders" by pointing out that shorter Black life-spans make the current Social Security Program a transfer of dollars from Blacks to Whites. Black males presently subsidize the retirement of Whites, because Black workers who pay into the system all their working life, tend to die off after collecting only a few years of benefits. Black females fare only a little less badly, by living a few more years before becoming the benefactors of White retirees.

Blacks would benefit disproportionately from President Bush's proposal to level the playing field, by giving Americans ownership of their retirement savings, because Blacks are disproportionately penalized by the existing system. So, where do Black "Leaders" stand? Firmly, in defense of the status quo!

Hillary Shelton of the NAACP is typical of high-profile spokespersons for Black advocacy organizations. She charged President Bush with being "disingenuous" in his emphasis on the benefits of Social Security Reform to Black Americans. But it is George W. Bush whose talk of Black empowerment is matched by policy offering ownership and individual control of assets, while Black "Leaders" talk empowerment, but defend dependence on a Government Program that short-changes Blacks. So, exactly who is disingenuous?

Black "Leaders" will risk their credibility and can expect to have a hard time persuading other Black Americans that it is better for them to hang on tight to the short end of the Social Security stick, in order to protect the political futures of the heirs of FDR's legacy. Liberal interest groups like the NAACP rightly fear that many Black Americans will agree with President Bush that they should look out for the future of their own heirs.

Posted by larry_naselli at 3:56 PM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:32 PM CST
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Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Wither the Jersey Girls?

With tenured University of Colorado, Boulder professor, Ward Churchill, explaining to audiences that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were America's due comeuppance, one wonders why Big Media has failed to seek out "The Jersey Girls" as the anointed spokespersons for 9/11 Survivors, as they did during the 9/11 Commission Hearings and the 2004 Presidential Campaign. Why are the News Networks no longer interested in what these notoriously noisy women think?

Imagine the interview: "Ladies, a Colorado University Professor has described your deceased loved ones as `little Eichmans.' Precisely what was the relationship between your husbands and the Hitler regime? And would you agree with the professor's characterization of the 9/11 casualities?" "Do you feel that the Bush Administration is doing enough to help children of 9/11 victims gain admission and afford the tuition at U.C. Boulder?"





Posted by larry_naselli at 12:42 PM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:33 PM CST
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Father of his Country?

If Mamoud Abbas hopes to become the Father of an independent Palestinian nation, his biggest challenge -- among many big challenges -- will be to stay alive long enough to do it. Most of the Palestinians bearing arms against Israel, like their Iranian and Syrian puppet-masters, have zero interest in establishing a Palestinian State. Their goal has been, and remains, to exterminate the Jews.

Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Al Aqsa Martyrs, which of these groups has any interest (much less the necessary temperance) in not assassinating Abbas?

Posted by larry_naselli at 11:59 AM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:34 PM CST
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Friday, February 4, 2005
The Hug Heard 'Round The World



This image provides the context to all of our sacrifices in Iraq. A context which has been positively suppressed by Big Media and the anti-American Left (including the leadership of the Democrat Party).

Does anybody look back at WWII and merely say, "400,000 Americans dead"? No, it's "400,000 Americans gave their lives to rescue the world from facism." Likewise, merely saying, "1,400 Americans dead" does not tell the truth about the Iraq War. This picture does. Those Americans gave their lives to liberate a grateful People from tyranny and make America and the World safer.

Posted by larry_naselli at 8:59 AM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:34 PM CST
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Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Early to Bed . . .

Things sure are different now when it comes to State of the Union speeches. In the 1990's I could go to Church on SOTUS night, and even if the meeting ran late, I could count on catching the last forty-five minutes of Bill Clinton reveling in the sound of his own voice.

With George W. Bush, I have to be in front of the TV at 8PM sharp -- and there's no coming home late to catch the tail end either; Bush says what he has to say, then gets home in time to have his milk and cookies, and climb into his own bed with his own wife before 10:00 PM.

In the fashionable spirit of international comity I say, Vive la difference!

Posted by larry_naselli at 11:21 AM CST
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Monday, January 31, 2005
A New Party Slogan?

In the wake of the successful Iraq Elections I've got a suggestion for a new Democrat Party Slogan: "Curses, foiled again!"



Posted by larry_naselli at 8:53 AM CST
Updated: Monday, January 31, 2005 12:31 PM CST
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Not a perfect world, but victory for liberty

Some very well respected Conservatives think President Bush's "Fire of Freedom" Inaugural Address bites off more than America can chew. William F. Buckley and David Gelertner call Bush's universal targeting of tyranny an "overreach," while Peggy Noonan cautions that "history is quite big enough right now, without taking on every tyranny on Earth." With all due respect, I believe the critics have missed the point.

For starters, President Bush made it clear that the tactics of spreading freedom must be diversified, and that the worldwide replacement of tyranny with freedom will be a work of generations. Furthermore, to announce a strategy, as Ms. Noonan suggests, restricted to stabilizing and fortifying functional democratic states in Iraq and Afghanistan, while increasing homeland defense, would throw away the "strategic capital" the United States gained by using our military might to change tyrannical regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. Teddy Kennedy may still view America as a Paper Tiger, but Bin Laden no longer does, nor do the tyrants in Libya, Iran, Syria, North Korea, or for that matter, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The rulers of these oppressive states now must seriously consider what (pre-War on Terrorism) they could once safely scoff at, namely the possibility of the United States Armed Forces relegating them to the ash heap of history.

Indeed, it would be folly for the President to notify every tyrant on Earth that they have at least four years, during which they may tyrannize with impunity, because the United States will be pre-occupied with establishing liberty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and therefore unavailable for other tasks. Whether or not we actually have the resources in hand for other tasks, every tyrant, and especially those who harbor and support terrorists, should lie awake nights pondering whether he is America's next target for regime change.

Moreover, wise statesmen can form educated guesses concerning the key vulnerabilities of axes of evil or evil empires, just as Reagan rightly perceived that Poland was a tottering cornerstone of the Soviet edifice, and applied an extra push there. But, let's take the full lesson from the Genius of America's Cold War victory. Reagan did not limit the pressure to Poland, but thoroughly probed the Soviet armor for chinks: in Europe with missiles, in Afghanistan, Angola and Nicaragua with arms to freedom fighters, in El Salvador, Honduras and the Philippines with aid to governments fighting Communist rebels, in Grenada with military liberation, on land, sea and sky -- and beyond the skies -- with a military buildup, and everywhere with economic pressure.

Woven throughout the strategy that won the Cold War was the ideological battle, waged through Reagan's speeches declaring the superiority of free markets and democracy over Communism, the pro-freedom propaganda of Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty and Radio Marti, the promotion of anti-Communist and religious dissidents, and diplomatic pressure to gain their liberty. Reagan understood that the very best hope of bringing down an Evil Empire was to rouse the captive citizens of its oppressed countries to rise up and claim their own liberty, confident that the United States of America would stand with them.

The War on Terrorism demands a no less comprehensive engagement than the Cold War did. America must press the enemy at every point, and by every means. Perhaps most importantly now, oppressed People's must know that America will stand with them when they demand their God-given liberty, and the tyrants who oppress them must know it too. There is no way of telling just where the dam may burst, so America must apply pressure wherever we can, probing for weaknesses in the Islamo-Facist-Jihadist axis, and exploiting every soft spot we find.

During the Cold War there was no shortage of naysayers, who complained that America did not have the resources to sustain such a struggle. They were wrong. The truth was, and is in this World War as well, that America can't afford to not wage war as if our survival depended on it, because it does. America has often been required by destiny to do more than we seemed capable of, but the words of Patrick Henry still brace us to action, "the battle is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." President Bush has rightly recognized the necessity of the moment, and has sounded a call to his countrymen worthy of the times.

Yes, Ms. Noonan is right that this is Earth, not Heaven; but America has been making things better on Earth for a long time by pursuing "the holy cause of liberty," without veering into utopian delusions. The object of President Bush's policy is not a perfect world, but victory for liberty. That is a hard task, but not a messianic one. It is a tall order, but a necessary one. The battle to spread freedom to all the nations seems daunting, which is why this may prove to be America's finest hour.

Posted by larry_naselli at 8:52 AM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:36 PM CST
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Thursday, January 27, 2005
Torture, abuse and humiliation in the U.S. Senate

Experts are still divided on whether Senator Barbara Boxer's questioning of Condoleeza Rice actually would qualify as torture under the Geneva Conventions' definition; however, most authorities agree that the embarrassment Boxer caused the voters of California does constitute abuse and humiliation, of the type which is considered reprehensible when practiced by military interrogators, but routinely passes for statesmanship when perpetrated by Leftist Senators.

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:55 AM CST
Updated: Thursday, January 27, 2005 11:48 AM CST
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Wednesday, January 26, 2005


WashingtonPost.com Headline: "Democrats Denounce Rice . . ."

Makes you wonder why Democrats feel so threatened by strong African American women.

Posted by larry_naselli at 8:08 AM CST
Updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 4:54 PM CST
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Monday, January 24, 2005
Geneva Convention-al Wisdom

ABCNews.com reports that "Authorities announced the arrest of an al-Qaida figure allegedly behind the vast majority of the car bombings in Baghdad. A top lieutenant of al-Zarqawi's terror group, Sami Mohammed Ali Said al-Jaaf... [who] confessed to building approximately 75 percent of the car bombs used in attacks in Baghdad since March was arrested during a raid in Baghdad."

I want to join with Senator Kennedy et al. in demanding that Sami Mohammed Ali Said al-Jaaf's jailers give him three square meals, a comfy bed, a cash allowance and a lawyer, in keeping with the Geneva Conventions' rules for treatment of POW's. Oh yes, and the Geneva Conventions also forbid the interrogation of prisoners, so it's name, rank and serial number, period. And that, my friends, is what is known as "a more sensitive War on Terrorism."




Posted by larry_naselli at 11:34 AM CST
Updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 7:52 AM CST
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Friday, January 21, 2005
Look Who Needs a Crutch

All my life I've been told by people much "wiser" than myself, that Atheists are strong-minded people, and religion is merely a crutch for people who don't have the gumption to stand up on their own. But, as I've followed the recent hysteria by Atheists about prayers before high school football games, crosses on city seals, the ten commandments in a courtroom, "under God" in the pledge of allegiance, and prayer and the bible at the presidential inauguration, I find that the evidence doesn't reconcile with the strong-Atheist/weak-Christian conventional wisdom.

For two millennia, Christians have called upon their God, and received strength to endure the most awful torments and persecutions, yet it appears that Atheists are reduced to a quivering mass of gelatin at the mere sight of a bible, or the sound of the G-word.

If I was a young man, making life-choices about what course would bring me power for living, I would be loathe to embrace the Atheist's creed, seeing it fails so pitifully to bring succor in time of discomfort -- much less time of actual trial.

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:14 AM CST
Updated: Friday, January 21, 2005 2:26 PM CST
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Thursday, January 13, 2005
Two Anniversaries

This month marks two significant anniversaries, one which will make national news and one which won't. Thirty-two years ago the U.S. Supreme Court usurped the legislative powers of the People's elected representatives, declaring their acts restricting abortion unconstitutional.

A few years before that, a baby girl, born to an unwed young woman in Ohio the month before, was adopted by an infertile married couple. The relevant laws of the State of Ohio in those days gave priority to protecting the innocent human life in the womb, rather than to the convenience or wishes of the pregnant woman; therefore an "unwanted child" was brought into this world -- an event regarded as a tragedy by many advocates of abortion.

The life of that "unwanted child" illustrates the small-mindedness of the pro-abortion case. The barren couple desperately wanted her. Her adopted brother, aunts and uncles, cousins, classmates, teachers and friends all had their lives enriched by her. Since I married her twenty years ago, my life has been immeasurably enriched by her; and our eight healthy, happy children would not even exist had this "unwanted child" been subjected to Pro-Choice logic.

It would take a book to chronicle the ripples of Gail Naselli's life, and when our own children marry and have children, many volumes will not suffice. If the world is richer with Gail -- and it certainly is -- then the world would be poorer without her. The same is true for every "unwanted child."

The anniversary of Gail's adoption provides a reminder of the incalculable potential and the beauty of a human life, which can be seen both in what Gail has given to others, and in the opportunities her life has offered others to rise to acts of goodness, as Gene and Edith did when they brought an "unwanted" baby into their family. The other anniversary provides a reminder of the ugliness of that selfishness which indulges the convenience of the moment, at the expense of the potential of the future. It denies beauty, hope, and the redemptive power of doing what is right even when it is difficult.

I am so thankful that the People of Ohio had enacted laws to secure the inalienable right to life for that unborn baby who grew up to be my wife and the mother of our children, and I'm looking forward to the day when the tyranny of unelected activist judges is undone, so that the good People of all these United States can once again make wise laws, to protect the lives of the helpless from those who would "protect" them from being "unwanted."

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:28 AM CST
Updated: Thursday, January 13, 2005 10:35 AM CST
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Wednesday, January 12, 2005
George W. Tweakmeister

In an interview with the Washington Times, President Bush's said, "I don't see how someone can be President without having a relationship with the Lord." Besides being a perfectly reasonable remark, by someone who has such a relationship, and has held the job for four years, was this G.W.'s way of tweaking all those very high-strung Liberals, who are still confounded and exasperated by the idea that Christians provided President Bush with the winning margin of his re-election?


Posted by larry_naselli at 4:46 PM CST
Updated: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 4:47 PM CST
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Nickname

You've heard that President Bush gives nicknames to everybody around him? I wonder what he calls Alberto Gonzalez. How about "Thumbscrews"?

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:36 AM CST
Updated: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 9:37 AM CST
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Monday, January 10, 2005
Dems Brush Up

LarryNaselli.com has obtained a top-secret strategy memo from DNC Headquarters, in the form of the theme song for the 2008 Democrat National Convention. Party leaders are hoping the song will provide talking points for Democrat candidates trying to connect with those enigmatic "Values Voters," who swung overwhelmingly to Bush and the Republicans in the 2004 election.

(To the tune of "Brush up your Shakespeare")

Brush up your scripture, start quoting it now.
Brush up your scripture, and the voters you will wow.

If they view same sex pairs with disfavor, just resort to the old "Love your neighbor."
Brush up your scripture, `cause we're all pious now.

If they're hooked on that quaint "under God" phrase, see how "Don't take the Lord's Name in vain" plays.
Brush up your scripture, `cause we're all pious now.

Brush up your scripture, start quoting it now.
Brush up your scripture, and the voters you will wow.

If our spending is filling them with dread, say you think "faith without works is so dead."
Brush up your scripture, `cause we're all pious now.

If they don't think that porno is free speech, use the old "do not judge, lest you be..." speech.
Brush up your scripture, `cause we're all pious now.

Brush up your scripture, start quoting it now.
Brush up your scripture, and the voters you will wow.

If they don't like our activist judges, tell them James 5:9 says, "Don't hold grudges."
Brush up your scripture`cause we're all pious now.

If those Red States want prayer in the Classroom, just start talking like Balaam's dumb ass to `em.
Brush up your scripture, `cause we're all pious now.

Brush up your scripture, `cause we're all_____pi___ous now.




Lyrics Copyright 2005 by Larry Naselli

Posted by larry_naselli at 8:07 AM CST
Updated: Monday, January 10, 2005 8:34 AM CST
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