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Friday, February 28, 2014

What ever happened to the American Dream?

Is it any wonder why everyone hates liberals? What an effete and worthless bunch of fops they have become.  Liberals used to have fire under their asses. Think 1968. Think the golden era of unions. Think the New Deal. Whatever ever you think about these topics is irrelevant. The point is that liberals used to stand for something. But liberals like their conservative counterparts have become fat off the land so to speak. Liberal elites are now Hollywood types, academics, musicians and old hags that sit at city council meeting right up front knitting hemp sweaters for their adopted Asian grandchildren and chiming in about recycling, hate free zones and rubber sidewalks. No one…and I mean no one takes these assholes seriously. Look its great what Bono is doing for starving African kids  but it’s nothing but charity, a hand out to make the wealthy less uncomfortable with their excess. It doesn’t address the systematic issues that cause people to live in such brutal poverty and it completely ignores disparity issues right in his own backyard.  But this is the way of the modern liberal elite.

Conservative elites are fairly straight forward and obvious about their agenda. They want more at your expense. If it was entirely up to these ass clowns we would be slaves or at best serfs and they would rule as if that was the natural order of things.  For the last 30 years they have slowly but surely inched their way towards this reality. Pensions gone. Unions gone. Middle class close to gone.  Access to affordable education gone. They won’t be satisfied until there are two classes in society- tramps and millionaires…or make that billionaires. Maybe then the masses will finally shut the fuck about their fair share of the pie.  At their very hearts these are cold and vicious people absolutely indifferent to the suffering and plight of others. They are thugs with soft voices and even softer hands that have been looting the American Dream for the last 3 decades.  Think the Koch brothers.

In my opinion liberal elites are worse because they purport to be concerned about topics like inequality but they really have no concept as to what that is. Someday soon I am sure we will get Chelsea Clinton as a potential leader of the people. She will have all the liberal talking points down but how in fuck’s name could a person like this ever understand what it’s like to work for a living and struggle from check to check. She will do what her predecessors are doing now which is basically nothing because when liberals talk about inequality they don’t understand what it means. How could they? What would be their frame of reference? That they didn’t get early admission into Yale and had to settle for Brown? Aristocrats have never had anything to offer the common man and they never will. They would like their life to remain exactly as it is and at the same time make life better for everyone else by holding some grand charity event in Manhattan. This is why when they talk about inequality it has nothing to do with income. Oh they might pay it lip service like Obama does but then they deftly dance backwards away from the issue like they were at a ball at the Royal French Court.


You see when a liberal elite hears the word inequality they think women being barred from golf clubs, glass ceilings, Spike Lee griping about gentrification, access to abortions and of course their favorite cause homosexuals. Have you noticed lately that you can’t read a paper or watch the news without some sort of homosexual propaganda being thrown in your face? Homosexual ball players and the never ending quest for homosexuals to cram their marriage initiative down the throats of people in fly over country seems like a constant stream of white noise. I don’t care about homosexuality either way and I never will. Bruce and Lance can butt fuck all they want for all I care. They can get married and do whatever else anyone else wants to do as far as I’m concerned. I really don’t fucking care about their issues and I don’t begrudge them for pushing these issues.  If I was a homosexual I guess I would be rooting for a national initiative on kweer marriage.

I think it’s great that kweers no longer have to live on the margins of society. Its peachy keen as they used to say but when it comes to the really pressing issues of inequality in this county or better yet the world acceptance of sodomy is not exactly a headliner. In the scope of the world’s greater issues in terms of inequality “gay rights” is a country club issue. Too bad if that pisses you off. It’s the fucking truth.  The only inequality that ever mattered in the history of humanity has always been and will always be economic inequality and liberal elites are on the winning side of that equation. This is why they are so flaccidly effete on concrete issues that matter. To address the issue is to look at their own reflection in the mirror and that’s the last thing that this self righteous lot wants to do. It’s much more fashionable to blame it on the Koch brothers or esoteric economic postulations about trickle down or whatever. God forbid that they ever admit that they are part of the problem.

The fact it that liberal elites need inequality. It defines what makes them liberals. They love to point out inequality and blame it Halliburton or Christians as if that’s enough. Marriage equality, gender equality and equal housing opportunity are all worthy goals but they entirely miss the mark because none of these things would even be an issue if there wasn’t such a disparity  in income and that my friends is really what we mean by inequality. The topic scares the shit out of the elites because over the last 30 years they have worked tirelessly to see that the rules of the game were stacked in their favor and the left leaning elites are just as complicit in this hoodwink as the right. They might not be as shameless about it but they have reaped benefits from the collapse of the New Deal, labor and antitrust laws, deregulation, the rise of Reganites and the insufferable cheerleading for the rich and hate mongering of deluded right wing populist groups like those Tea Party assholes.

If they ever do pay lip service to income inequality its’ with Negroes in mind or at the very least the permanent underclass. Their concern for the poor is strictly patronizing. There’s really not a whole lot one can do with this lot other than up the ante on their handouts and that is all this crowd is ever interested in. It’s a convenient group to advocate for because there really is no solution to their dilemma. This is a class that has opted out. They have no stake in the game and they don’t want one.  Low rent politicians can easily curry their favor with a slight up ticket in entitlements such as they are.  I mean if someone has accepted this lot in life who is of able mind and body you’re not going to get them into the work force with a job training program or something. It’s wasted effort.

The heart of the America that we all idealize is built on the foundation of a strong middle class and despite the mythology this began in the 50s and ended sometime around the time Regan took office.  Prior to the 1950’s in was paupers and princes. There were many factors at play during that era but one thing is certain. We made things. We made TVs and cars and steel and household appliances. Our economy was based on productivity and the dollar was based on the shit we made not speculation and manipulating interest rates. A man could buy a car with cash and 20% down on a home was standard operating procedure. To live the lifestyle my father lived in present day Boston I would have to make $200,000 a year. Adjust for cost of living where you’re at but you get the picture.

The cost of everything has been driven so out of control because we are now a speculation based economy. We have to manufacture markets and manipulate prices so as to make people almost entirely dependent upon the financial sector to purchase the things they value the most. What are those things? Homes, cars, higher education, a retirement and healthcare. Hey everyone wants these things so let’s up the prices and what a coincidence we just so happen to have the money you “need’ to “purchase” that home or whatever.  This used to be called usury and it was a criminal offense. Jesus threw them out of the temple but now they are celebrities featured in Vanity Fair, appearing on Fox News lecturing the masses on the evils of class warfare whatever the fuck that is. One hundred years ago Lloyd Blankfein from Goldman Sachs would have been tied to the back of a horse and dragged over 100 miles of gravel and broken glass for what he personally did to the people of this country. His crimes are 100 times worse than any mass murderer we have ever had yet he not only walks free but he is the toast of the town. He’s one of the winners by golly. The cream might rise to the top but the mold rises over the cream.


So what’s my solution? I don’t have one per se. My solution is no solution. It’s like a marriage that is rotten to the core. The only solution it to let it disintegrate and make the best of it in the meantime. The beast is so big and well fed that there is no challenging it and there is no reforming it. Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan it doesn’t matter. You may as well have Paris fucking Hilton or Lindsey Lohan in the White House. At least it would make for good fodder. Nothing changes but the rhetoric and every god damn year we’re a little worse off than the year before. The challenge the elites have now is to pretend that they are concerned about wealth disparity while keeping the money rolling in hence things like the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Ever heard of it? Of course you haven’t. It’s like when a wave of violence that goes through a city and the mayor sets up a 10 point coalition or a blue ribbon panel of egg heads to put on an elaborate dog and pony show replete with nifty websites, photo ops with the powers that be, Power Point presentations and press feeds about gun buy backs, midnight basketball and other worthless drivel designed placate the masses. Our government is merely a fa├žade designed to divert our attention to the inane while despicable shylocks loot the money drawer. If you’ve ever had the feeling that you just been  cheated then you know what exactly what I am talking about here.





69 comments:

  1. Good article Rant until you started chumping Reagan. Inflation of the 1970's caused the interest rate to rise to such dangerous levels that it almost took the economy down. What was he supposed to do?

    I'll take a fag over a liberal elite any day of the week. At least the fag might blow me and swallow.

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  2. I Dan John, pimping my brilliant shit on Rant's blogFebruary 28, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Rant, try doing Easy Strength as written. I'm the greatest fitness writer there is.

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  3. Adolphus Himmelfarb, president of the Pol Pot Fan Club, Austria branchFebruary 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    I just don't believe a Rant post of this length is worth my time to read it. Can someone else please summarize it for me? Dhanka shein, mein bitter...

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  4. Rant bro ante gamisou malaka ars lol nah lmbo rofl..

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  5. Anyone here want to hazard a guess on who would win a UFC bout between Grill and Jimmy Moore if atomic wedgies, pube-plaiting, scrote-nibbling, foresking-knotting, chute-knuckling and chinese burns to the pecker were all legal?

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  6. If Grill sat on Jimmy's face would that make him a hater or a lover?

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  7. mr jimmy will beat off mr grill after some very hot squirming together in a sweaty ring. win for all mr fatty boombahs scared to come together for manly contesting of their bodies.

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  8. Heinrich Himmelfarb, son of AdolphusMarch 1, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Man, talk about two equally matched competitors! Grill is the toughter one mentally, and clearly has a higher T level, but Jimmy is sly and probably smarter -- not to mention having an advantage in reach. This one could go either way folks, either way.

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  9. Father Francis Paederast, Spirit In the Sky Diocese, San Miguel NMMarch 1, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Maybe this blood match can be conducted with the participants wearing Irish fighting kilts?

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  10. Cherry Boy Toot, Brooklyn NYC fuck youMarch 1, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Unlike Rant, I still workout. And lately I have been thinking about Dan John's EZ Strength workout, which is done 5x days a week, which is what I am in the mood for -- something I can do frequently; i.e. on consecutive days. The thing is it only allows for 3x different lifts, like squat, bench, deads -- every workout. Any suggestions on how to modify to give more complete coverage of all major muscle groups?

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  11. Laree Draper, peeling a black carrot with her teethMarch 1, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    One popular mod is to bang me in my wrinkly ass, after each workout.

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  12. Rant who really writes this stuff? all you do is sprinkle in a few "cunt" and "fag" references but the rest is way to cogent to be a product of your diseased mind.

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  13. Sojourner Truth, telling it like it isMarch 1, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Rant's writing is like a grain of sand in an oyster...but it is still only a grain of sand.

    There are at least two people here (not counting Rant) providing the yuks, maybe three. One or two more, maybe, that are earnest to a fault but still better writers than Rant.

    I suspect Grill is a Rant-puppet, and maybe fukdNdazyzz too (if not, he's a like minded cretin).

    In all there aren't more than 5 - 7 real people here.

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  14. Roger Devries, 5th degree Kung Pow black beltMarch 1, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    This current post is a perfect example of Rant's limitations. Once he strays outside of the narrow confines of his own provincial life, he comes across as a noisy drunk pontificating senselessly. Why he doesn't talk about things he actually knows about is a mystery. Also, he is clearly a liar of meager talent; re: having a masters degree, playing NCAA football, etc.

    In short, this is what a real life Al Bundy looks like (not a pretty picture).

    If I had to hazard a guess, he is a closeted homosexual struggling with the cultural confines of his prole upbringing.

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  15. Rant: "I have head injuries, brain damage, mental health issues, and have been institutionalized and electroshocked.

    Rant: "My political opinions are meaningful."

    Rant: "I'm a fat slob who can't stick to a program for more than three months. Broz! Kettlebells! Calisthenics! Also, I'm fat and weak."

    Rant: "Let me share my opinions on fitness."

    You can't have it both ways, you worthless slob.

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  16. Funny when you mention billionaires you play into the old stereotype of wealthy being Republicans. More of the new breed of superwealthy ate lefty, progressive types who want to shut the door beind them and be an elite ruling class.

    Regan turned this country completely around after the malaise of Carter, an untterly inept man.

    Were you in a drug induced coma in the 70's and forgot how bad it was?

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  17. Queef Kelley, butt pirate and trombonistMarch 1, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    I ascribe as much validity to Rant's opinions -- on anything -- as i do a parrot's. Ok, a clever parrot then.

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  18. Conspiracy TheoristMarch 1, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Ever notice how Paul Carter always seems to get injured right before meets?

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  19. Great Post John

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  20. Queef Kelley, power lifting judge with an errectionMarch 2, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    I noticed that Paul Carter always seems to masturbate before a meet.

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  21. Quim FartleberryMarch 2, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Actually Queef, there is good reason to believe that "Rant" is being run as a sock puppet by an African Grey Parrot. Just like "Rant" this remarkable bird is capable of mindless repetition and inane chatter. But unlike its sock puppet it is also capable of linguistic innovation and lifelong friendships.

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  22. Queef Latisha, chiming in from Chaz Bono's week-end place in Palm SpringsMarch 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    There is a video clip on youtube, showing Rant playing chess against a chicken -- and losing!! So I don't see any problem in him being in thrall to a parrot -- especially an African Grey, the king of parrots.

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  23. ABW, deciding to forgive Rant finallyMarch 2, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Rant is off to NYC to address the UN general assembly on the Ukraine crisis. His expert insights into post-soviet Russia are highly sought after, making him a modern day Talleyrand. I couldn't be prouder of him.

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  24. ABW you sly dog! Is this your way of telling us that Rant is taking you along? Make sure to pack your chiffon babydoll negligee - it's a real moodsetter for Rant.

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  25. Arnie Schefler, casting a size 4 cock ring in titatniumMarch 3, 2014 at 6:48 AM

    Someone is hoping to receive a ring in NYC, maybe a titanium ring.

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  26. Henry Kissinger, slowly wetting the end of his cigar in Hillary's upturned vjMarch 3, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Rant, will you be doing a post that analyzes the Ukranian situation, and if so, what position will you take? I want to make sure I am on the same page as you, when I talk to the press...

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  27. Bill Clinton, reaching over to jam the cigar into Hillary's trembling sphincterMarch 3, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Henry, that is no way to treat a decent cigar. Here let me show you how to do it...

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  28. Chelsea, getting in on the actMarch 3, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    ooohhh, try it with a kielbasa!!

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  29. Roger Ebert's JawMarch 3, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Rant are you surprised the liberal jews in Hollywood filled with white guilt voted that Negro movie the Oscar last night?

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  30. Rant bro not sur but usury is teh oposite of natty??

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  31. Maybe try not having 5 kids so you aren't a wage slave who'll have to work until he's dead to pay for everything?

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  32. What a whiner. Of course the system is rigged in favor of the wealthy. It's always been that way. You're still responsible for your own choices. This is all about Rant resenting that he has to work for the man to pay for his ever expanding brood of Rantlings.

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  33. Sid Piffle, Bronski ILMarch 3, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Found a list of Rant's kids' names over on an Irish genealogy site:

    1. Mustafah
    2. Kebab
    3. Yam
    4. Hummus
    5. Akbhar

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  34. Dan John, Community College, Varsity Track StarMarch 3, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    I am the best fitness writer, just ask me, I'm happy to talk about it!

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  35. Dan John, laughing at youMarch 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Goblet Squats, lol

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  36. Why didn't Philip Seymour Hoffman score an Oscar for his method acting in the remake of Agatha Christie's "Death by Needlepoint?"

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  37. Because he was busy learning his lines for his upcoming role in "Zombie Queens of LA"?

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  38. Spike Jonez DickleberryMarch 3, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Because his performance in "Man with the Golden Arm" split the vote.

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  39. Gregor Sampsa, ornothologist and amateur detectiveMarch 3, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    I heard they found PSH wearing a woman's housecoat and in a position very similar to the one ABW advocates for his "On Your Knees To Please" workout...except with some weird home made device attached to his genitals. Slowly a picture is starting to emerge from the shock and sadness of P's unexpected departure from this world.

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  40. Only when it is too late do we learn that PSH was born to play ABW. Verily I am discombobulated with pathos.

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  41. Charlie Twonips, Dogpatch AKMarch 4, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Just bought Phil's corpse off e-bay for $50! Going to do the taxidermy myself, figure I will need a yard or yard and a half of sawdust to fill (no pun intended) Hoffman up proper. Going for a Boogie Nights era PSH, including outfits that match his on-screen character. My kids wanted me to do him up as "Dusty" from Twister which really pissed me off! I screamed at them "show Phil some fukkin' respect, he was a fantastic actor!!!"

    Anyway, will post some pics once I get his head back on.

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  42. Nothing happened to the American Dream. It was never real. It was always, well, a dream. America sucks. We'd be much better off if the British would've won and America was like Canada or Australia.

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  43. Bruce Cannebera, AU douching society presidentMarch 4, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Full of Abos?!

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  44. Phiip Seizure Hoffman, flopping on the deck with a blue faceMarch 4, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    I'll tell you what happened to the American Dream, it crawled up my ass and fell into a coma.

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  45. Paul Carter is better than Rant

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  46. Paul Carter is better than nobody. LRB and Rant are just awful in different ways. Each, however, would benefit greatly from removing their heads from their own asses for a few minutes.

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  47. Mackle Moore, Jimmy's totally hetero cousinMarch 4, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Turns out that Jimmy Moore is a Judas goat, leading his fellow fatties to their doom. Evidence is now in that low carb diets lead to all kinds of health problems, including cancer. Good going you fat assed money grubbing homo!

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  48. Jimmy Moore's male secretaryMarch 4, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    absorbing butter through the intra-anal pathway mitigates some of the detrimental health benefits of being a gay on a keto deit. or so i'm told.

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  49. I know what you need.

    Enema

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  50. Maurie NiggenschitzMarch 4, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    "Behind Enema Lines" a tale of courage and guts, starring Nurse Rantcid McGiliclitty

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  51. Prolapsed Trachea Fuck ToyMarch 5, 2014 at 1:33 AM

    Ignore the trend, Rant.

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  52. Tortuga Pete, spelunking in Michelle Obama's cavernous rectumMarch 6, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Is it me or do negroes commit an awful lot of the crime in this country? I am trying to be fair, but the numbers don't lie. The bottom line is they are addicted to murder and nothing short of that will satisfy their bestial lust for human blood!

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  53. Dr Thadeus Zaius, criminal para-psychologistMarch 7, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    The more I think about, the more I am convinced that Rant used to "juice" and that is the reason his sac is half empty. And probably the reason his brain is fried too. Explains the blokiness as well.

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  54. Rant, know where I can find a decent hooker near Gallivanting Blvd.?

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  55. Socrates, speaking through a negroMarch 8, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Rant you must perform three feats to become that which you seek. Frist, a feat of strength, second, a feat of courage, and lastly, a feat of cunning. Only after this you have successfully completed this journey of self-discovery, can you find peace within.

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  56. Yorkwith Auberge, aesthete and gourmand but no paederastMarch 8, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Darker than a squid's ink, is the tortured soul of our poor host, Rantlet. His brow perpetually furrowed, his flesh perpetually blocky, as he ponders the whims of destiny, and the fickle favor of Lady Fortuna.

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  57. Post up something new and vital, ya Mick cunt

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  58. My American dream: give Rant ENEMA

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  59. Nurse Ratchett, lubing a #7 nozzleMarch 8, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    get in line.

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  60. I just finished my 34th completely different routine in 30 days. I still look like I never picked up a weight in my life. Easy Strength my ass.

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  61. Rant, please come up with something new. It's getting boring being alone in this cell with nothing new to read. Your homo cousin Marty sends me your latest posts, since we don't have internet access here. Btw, is he really you cousin or is he shitting me? I'll have him killed if he is.

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  62. The Avenue PlayerMarch 10, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Bud Jefferies touched me

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  63. Clyde Sdale, Busch Gardens FLMarch 10, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Looked like Budd had a guest role on last night's season finale to True Detective. He (Budd) was playing the wife/half-sister of the serial killer "Errol"...

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  64. Rant is a predictable cunt. Koch brothers? Really? Do you realize how stupid your insane ramblings sound when read aloud?

    I'm glad you don't vote. And, I'm elated that you don't care.

    Fuck you and that little queer Boston dick of yours.

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  65. Samson Gorki, president of Ukranian Optomistts SocietyMarch 10, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Rant, maybe you can help me with a problem I am having with my elimination. Normally I am regular ok, but sometimes I get bunged up. Just this morning I uncorked a hell of a log that looked like a baby krakken, after being blocked for a couple of days. Really made my anus sore while passing, too. Have you ever experienced this personally? Any advice?

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  66. Rant what's your cell phone #? Need to talk to you about that thing we need to resolve.

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  67. David Cheesewright, CEO Walmart IntlMarch 11, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    My company has hired Mr Walsh to be a greeter, you can come by to wish him well at the 32nd Street store.

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  68. Quotas InterruptusMarch 12, 2014 at 3:13 AM

    Rant, what's your take on the missionary position? Outdated relic of the prudish sexual infancy of our species? Or an ever-renewable erotic adventure, as various and unpredictable as an answer to the question, "Who will be partnering Mrs Rant this evening?"

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