Thursday, December 29, 2011

An Open Letter To Sirius=Speedway.com Readers

Dear Friends,

When I started Sirius-Speedway.com, I did not allow visitors to post comments. Honestly, I feared having this site become the kind of profanity filled cesspool so many other online racing sites have become over the years. I was eventually convinced to allow visitor commentary, and the vast majority of readers have made the most of the opportunity.

Unfortunately, a handful of our "Anonymous" posters have taken advantage of this forum to post a series of extremely hateful, expletive-filled comments in recent weeks.

One way or another, it's going to stop.

If you are physically incapable of communicating without four-letter words, we don't want you here. If you are incapable of having a discussion without insulting those who disagree with you, you are also not wanted. If you cannot discuss NASCAR without wishing someone dead, I invite you to spend your online time elsewhere.

I will continue to delete offensive comments; every single one of them, without fail. They take 15 minutes to write, and less than a second to delete with a single click of the mouse.

It's really very simple.

Sirius-Speedway.com is my site. I pay the bills, I post the content, and I make the rules. If you love NASCAR and enjoy talking with people who share that love, you are welcome here.

If you're a foul-mouthed lout who cannot abide by the "no profanity, no name-calling" rule, feel free to boycott this site and go elsewhere. You will not be missed.

99 comments:

  1. Nicely put Dave!

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  2. Thank you Dave. I wish more sites would have the guts to do the same.

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  3. Anonymous9:31 AM

    Very well put........

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  4. Anonymous9:32 AM

    *applause*

    Chrissy

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  5. Rcechser9:32 AM

    Why do you always seem like you are better than everyone else....just ask people to stop with the negative comments, no need to know who pays the bills and so on.

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  6. Laura Fritz9:32 AM

    Good for you!

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  7. THANK YOU for being a man of principel

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  8. Well said Dave keep up the great work and reporting I love what you do for the fans of NASCAR

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  9. Anonymous9:33 AM

    Well said Dave.. I totally agree

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  10. Brandon9:33 AM

    Can you run the internet please! Love
    Nascar but get sick and tired of the hate!Thanks man and been an avid listener of you for awhile!

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  11. right on Dave love your commentary. You can bring your point of view without swearing . You have a very sideways sense of humor and I love it. Keep it up. You know some of the best comedians ever I never heard swear.IE Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld. You have a fan forever ..

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  12. Anonymous9:35 AM

    BRAVO!!! You could also have a required "sing in" and in return you can "block access", You could have a statement similar to NASCARS' announcement of penalties "Indeffinaly suspended due to violation of Section 12345-ABC acts detrimental to purpose of this site"

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  13. fryreq19:36 AM

    Thank you Dave

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  14. Anonymous9:36 AM

    Dave (and Angie too)
    1- 2011 was the BEST year for NASCAR fans in many years, and for many reasons: Competition,
    controversy, first time winners, "Smoke's" performance in the Chase, to list a few.

    2- As the NASCAR racing has elevated in excitement, so too has the quality of commentary and insight we hear on your show.

    This true blue NASCAR fan from Maine is looking forward to 2012 knowing that oin the scant 59 days before the Daytona 500, we will be kept up to date on the happenings within.

    Thanks for a job very well done!

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  15. Anonymous9:37 AM

    Dave,

    It's your sandbox, so you make the rules. Keep up the good work and I hope your delete key doesn't get worn out.

    another woodchuck from southern Vermont

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  16. I appreciate your ethics and your morals, which is why I listen to your show as much as possible. Keep up the great work! And whatever they pay you, it isn't enough!

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  17. nscheessel9:40 AM

    Without a doubt, you represent Sirius-Speedway, SiriusXM and Nascar racing very well. Maintain your values and maybe some other sites will follow you.

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  18. Nicely done Dave

    Submarine Mike

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  19. Thanks Moody! Set 'em straight!

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  20. Great letter! It's alright to disagree but not to insult. Hope you have a great 2012.

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  21. JasonBourne9:50 AM

    Well put Dave, totally agree with you. All the best to you and yours for the New Year. Looking forward to a great 2012 racing season.

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  22. Anonymous9:50 AM

    Thank you, Dave. I'm sure the majority of us agree whole-heartedly with you; and that ocassional goofball that sneaks in needs to be removed.

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  23. Anonymous9:51 AM

    well said, thanks for all you guys do there every day. I laugh all the time listening to you guys, you and Angie rock....happy new year and Jr wins.... i hate you have to be profiled, not anonymous...patty from katy is fine.

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  24. Totally support you there Godfather!
    Argue, voice disagreements, voice agreements, show your support for drivers/owner/networks/reporters..
    No need to abuse..

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  25. Anonymous9:53 AM

    Well said Dave!

    (Of course there had to be *one* cranky person **Rcechser**. LOL. )

    Keep up the good fight!

    ksrgatorfn

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  26. Amen brother...read on, I will turn the pages...I agree with need for a sign on, this allows for a "time-out"/ban of IP address...Great show with Skinner...keep on being a beacon of light for the sport, you do a great job of being a true ambassador and a voice for the audience...Thanks for what you do for everyone else...

    gr8full2day

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  27. I couldn't agree more, Dave. We are all adults, people. I seriously doubt any one of you would speak to anybody in person like you do behind the security of your keyboard. If you do, then you have some serious personality flaws & probably have a lot of lonely nights to spend behind said keyboard!
    I really miss listening to your show, Dave! I am unfortunately involved in a conflict with Sirius & I doubt it will ever be resolved. So this is my only connection to your knoweledge & views (at least for now). Please "tolerate" & delete the children that post on here & continue to keep the rest of us informed. THANKS!

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  28. I am so happy to see this course of action. I am trying to figure out how some will be able to blame Earnhardt Sr. for this turn of events in their postings being deleted, but I'm sure someone will!

    Thanks Dave!

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  29. Well Dave, Once again you have told'em how the show will be run. You don't allow it on your talk show and now not here. Good job. Now try to get a handle on Ms. Skinner. You know that girl is outa control.LOL Jus' sayin'

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  30. Mike from Ontario10:03 AM

    Well done Dave, thank you for what you do for the sport!

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  31. David Klamm10:09 AM

    Thank-You Mr Moody!! I enjoy all that you do, both on the air and off I am surprised that you can hold your temper as well as you do when the same people call or write day after day and spew (oopps 4 letter word) the same hate. THIS IS NASCAR cheer for your driver and remember that without the other drivers all that would be out on the track would be 1 or 2 "favorite" drivers..Thankk you again for all you do!!!

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  32. Well said Dave.Always enjoy eading what you have to say.It will be good to keep it fan friendly as well as not having to worry what our children will see. You guys are such a hoot on MRN. The breaks are sometimes better than the race because you never know who will say what. Wish I still had my sirius so I could hear your show. Looking forward to hearing "oh,trouble in turn 2" at Daytona in February! Happy New Year to everyone.

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  33. Anonymous10:17 AM

    Thanks Dave

    Robert Y
    Cincinnati

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  34. Sh8ker10:21 AM

    Totally agree with you about the profanity and insults.... No reason for that at all....

    You allow us to voice our opinions and often our dislike of situations and usually correct our way of thinking... How'd you learn that Vulcan mind melt thing anyway?

    You are truly the Godfather

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  35. Ken Bruce10:24 AM

    Well said Dave!..That is the main reason I don't go on many message boards..You can love your driver and dislike another, but there is no reason to say some of the hateful things people say against drivers they don't like..Keep up the good work sir!

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  36. Well said Dave!!! Keep up the great job and I will keep listening and reading!

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  37. Anonymous10:31 AM

    You da man,Dave Moody.This is not the place for haters or profain laced tirates.I know everybody has their driver they love,and drivers they don't like,but no need to cuss them out.All of the drivers have a job to do.

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  38. CindyJo10:34 AM

    Amen. Well said, Dave!

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  39. Well said and succintly put. There is nothing wrong with expressing ones opinion as long as it is conveyed in a thoughtful and propper manner.

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  40. About time Dave! Well said!

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  41. Anonymous10:44 AM

    Hey Dave, As always I listen to Your show at 3pm everyday when I travel, but I'm not traveling this week though, and I have only switched channels during the show one time in 6 years now, and that was the other day when You and Ange argued about the money in racing, or as She put it lack their of, Her argument on it was so lame so I switched channels for the first time, but 99.9% of the time the program is great and interesting, continue on with your Radio Show as YOU see fit Moody, and I'll continue to listen Dave Moody and Angie Marie Skinner, Neil K

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  42. Very well said DM!!!!!!Think it as doing a book report for school and what would happen if the teacher saw those words some people use

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  43. g55rumpy10:51 AM

    YEAH DAVE!

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  44. Bob from VT10:58 AM

    Well said Dave, it's your site, it's your rules, here's to a great 2012.

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  45. Anonymous11:05 AM

    Way to go Moody! Keep the peace, appreciate you every day!

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  46. Anonymous11:05 AM

    I applaud your decision and here's a toast to the New Year and your new rules. If people can't or won't abide by the parameters, they need to find someplace else to spew their venom.

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  47. Mac Bullhead City Az11:09 AM

    Right on, Moody!!!

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  48. Great dave thank's well said.

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  49. mike r11:15 AM

    Well said Dave keep up the good work

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  50. anonymous internet genius11:35 AM

    i am sort of anonymous. i think i have only been deleted by you one time. so i think i have a pretty good record. the entry i posted contained no profanity or name calling but hey, i can deal with it.

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  51. Steve Kurz11:47 AM

    Bravo Zulu!

    Steve Kurz
    Virginia Beach, VA

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  52. Anonymous11:56 AM

    What's right is right, but @##@$%^&*( *&^%$#$% *** &&*&**HYH*T *^&%*(*( ()(*& %^&^ ))((&^%&&Y YTYY )((&*** *$$$#$## and furthermore **&**&^ ^^%^% and )()( and it's your stadium *^%$#$#$#$ we still love the show %$%%$##@#@#@#@ oh and Happy New Year!!!!!!


    (you KNOW it was meant in good fun)


    Be well

    Doug from NJ

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  53. Steve D on Long Island NY12:18 PM

    Well said, Dave. It's sad that some people can not co-exist with others (on-line or in the "real" world).

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  54. Dave,

    Very proud of you for standing up for what is right! Bless you man!

    Now lets go racin'!!!

    Uncle Meach

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  55. well said. thank you Dave

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  56. Very well put, Dave! I enjoy your show just about daily and have your site bookmarked and check it at least daily. It's nice to get such great information from a fellow Vermonter!

    Happy New Year to you and Angie!

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  57. Anonymous12:50 PM

    ... @badream

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  58. Anonymous12:51 PM

    Dave, you @$%^%%$^ you! I agree a hundred @*^%$%^^&& percent!

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  59. Way to go Dave. :)

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  60. Way to go, Dave! Can you somehow disallow anonymous comments?

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  61. David Beall2:05 PM

    Well said Dave :)

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  62. Ritchie242:20 PM

    Perfectly said Dave!We as Nascar fans are still fighting the "Redneck" label and languagelike that only strengthens that moniker!

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  63. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Totally agree Dave, and have 2 suggestions.

    First, don't let anonomous users post.

    Second, add s/w that will let people post using their facebook credentials.

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  64. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Thanks for taking a stand. I enjoy your show and all the things that go with it because you aren't afraid to take a stand.

    Deb

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  65. Anonymous2:32 PM

    Thanks Dave! Those people are like weeds, they just keep coming back!

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  66. Carol from South Jersey2:52 PM

    After being told to stay in Jersey and party with Snookie, maybe now I won't be hesitant to post.

    Funny how anonymous posters can hide behind their keyboards and spew venom and don't care.

    Thank you Dave.

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  67. Jennifer from Lancaster, PA3:07 PM

    This is one of the very many reason I love you so! You've got class, a great sense of humor and on a daily basis you teach me something new about NASCAR. Listening to you on a daily basis wasn't enough that now I'm addicted to your website and I can't thank you enough for all you put into it for people like me. Kudos to you for telling it like it is and the way it should be. Thanks Dave!

    Jennifer

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  68. Poulin3:15 PM

    Atta Boy Moody!!!!

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  69. Your place, your rules. Only fair. Thanks for not killing comments completely!

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  70. Brett3:37 PM

    two thumbs up Dave, if have got the intelligence to be able to communicate without four letter words it's best you just keep quiet. BTW Dave, thanks for all the intelligent commentary, I have been a fan for the past 7years since your Channel 123 day's

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  71. Anonymous5:12 PM

    Thank you Dave!!!!

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  72. Schreib5:14 PM

    very well said, Dave.it proves once again that some good ideas (posting comments) are for some good intended fans but not all.Thanx for the awesome site and Speedway show, I cant wait for Daytona!

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  73. Anonymous5:38 PM

    Good!

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  74. Anonymous6:14 PM

    way to go dave we dont need this for sure and you sure said it right mr moody

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  75. Anonymous6:15 PM

    Thanks Dave for running this site with class,

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  76. Anonymous6:26 PM

    Amen Brother

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  77. Anonymous6:29 PM

    Very well said Dave, keep up the great work you do. (and Angie too)

    Rick

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  78. Anonymous7:09 PM

    Preach it brother......

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  79. tell it the way it is....

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  80. Moodey for President!

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  81. It's the Godfather's house, play by the rules, or swim with the fishes.

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  82. Anonymous12:45 AM

    totaly agree dave. however...cmon ppl! we can be alot more creative in our name calling and verb usage than what's been said on howard stern. (and I love howard) remember tha old adlibs books? eric in pa

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  83. strrodr1996 AKA T-BONE8:48 AM

    Thanx Dave for a great show that You & "MAD KAT" provide for the NASCAR NATION! Your knowledge of our sport is informative & entertaining all wrapped into the best 4 hours of my day. I agree that the usage of expletives is un-necessary & un-called for but it shows that some people have the intellectual brain size of a GNAT! 2 more things,1.)since it doesn't seem that us Speedway will ever have the chance to get copies of the Legends on CD,have you considered putting it in print? Since you have written books & transcripts b4,I would find it to be a great read. 2.)In regards about marketing & making money to go racing,have you thought about teaming up with 'CHOCOLATE MYERS' and his "OLD SKOOL RACING" logo that he & Benjamin talk about on the TSC bell? Think of the hats,shirts,cooler wraps,fan towels etc. Think how many STADIUM SEAT CUSHIONS you'd be able to sell with the face of the "CHOC" embellished on them! SELL'EM for $15 a pop at every venue...enuff racing cash for a year! They would have to be replaced every year for excessive usage because of all toxic gases expelled when the fans would hear you say"WE GOT TROUBLE IN TURN 2"!HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU,DA CANOOK,MAD KAT,GUNSLINGER & NASCAR NATION.....LET'S GO RACING!!!

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  84. Scott mac donald12:47 PM

    As i enjoy your commentary and ideas a few of us are a little too boisterious in our replys snd i do beleive people should put a little more thought into the wording of their comments. IF we would all write like the person we are talking about was reading over our shoulder i think things would be a lot more civil.

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  85. Anonymous1:01 PM

    The Godfather has spoken!

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  86. Anonymous4:18 PM

    dave i like what u put on the website it helps me learn more about nascar and listen to you guys on my radio in the truck when im on the road. idone like it when people use that langue on there i think it hurts the show. i dont agree sometimes but thats my appion so have a grate day and happy new year thank you from bubba in missouri

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  87. Harlee a long time listener4:55 PM

    Good for you Dave!! I stand firmly beside you on this issiue.
    By the way I am suffering from racing withdrawls. Is it February yet?

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  88. bubbagreg10:22 PM

    Well said and is the reason I follow your show and website when home on weekend keep the great work going and as I learned last week that I am finnally found I'm a MOODIAC and didn't know it but proud of it.
    great effort all around thx Dave

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  89. Papa Steve10:53 AM

    Well said Dave. I have found myself walking away from many sites because of the crap that "Anonymous" posters have left behind. I hope you will (be allowed to) continue to allow valid comments and discussions.

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  90. Way to go Godfather kinda reminds me of the Bill France era of NASCAR something to be said about its my race track mentality we didn't have the shanigans then like we do now

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  91. Like you said Dave, it's your site and you make the rules. That's one rule that i'll support. There's no need any foul language in discussing NASCAR. There's also no need to flame those who;'s opinion is different from yours.

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  92. Deborah Kirkland6:01 PM

    Succintly put. A man of such verbal tenacity if I ever saw one. Love you and your show.

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  93. SWEET & that's 5 letters

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