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Tue May 5, 2015, 06:48 PM

Miley Cyrus, Joan Jett Start Charity Aimed At Homeless LGBT Youth

From bringing a homeless teen onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards to slamming the Indiana governor over the state's controversial religious freedom law, Miley Cyrus isn't afraid to tackle pressing social issues head on. With that in mind, the Bangerz singer has established the Happy Hippie Foundation, an organization that aims to bring awareness towards issues affecting homeless youth and other vulnerable populations such as the LGBT youth community.

To help raise funds and awareness for her new foundation, Cyrus has teamed with Facebook for the Backyard Sessions, which will find the singer teaming with another artist for a unique performance filmed in Cyrus' own backyard. Joan Jett, Ariana Grande, Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace and Melanie Safka are among the artists who will collaborate with Cyrus for the sessions. Each video will debut exclusively on Facebook with an option to donate toward the Happy Hippie Foundation.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/miley-cyrus-enlists-joan-jett-ariana-grande-for-new-homeless-lgbt-charity-20150505


Classy move I must say!

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Reply Miley Cyrus, Joan Jett Start Charity Aimed At Homeless LGBT Youth (Original post)
Initech May 2015 OP
PeaceNikki May 2015 #1
Quayblue May 2015 #11
TeeYiYi May 2015 #12
TeeYiYi May 2015 #14
PeaceNikki May 2015 #15
bigwillq May 2015 #19
PeaceNikki May 2015 #20
Logical May 2015 #27
yallerdawg May 2015 #2
Terra Alta May 2015 #3
KamaAina May 2015 #4
m-lekktor May 2015 #5
libdem4life May 2015 #6
NuclearDem May 2015 #7
libdem4life May 2015 #23
NuclearDem May 2015 #26
libdem4life May 2015 #30
NuclearDem May 2015 #31
libdem4life May 2015 #36
NuclearDem May 2015 #39
libdem4life May 2015 #41
NuclearDem May 2015 #42
libdem4life May 2015 #46
NuclearDem May 2015 #48
libdem4life May 2015 #57
liberal_at_heart May 2015 #71
libdem4life May 2015 #60
Initech May 2015 #9
libdem4life May 2015 #24
Logical May 2015 #28
libdem4life May 2015 #32
Logical May 2015 #35
libdem4life May 2015 #38
Logical May 2015 #55
libdem4life May 2015 #59
liberal_at_heart May 2015 #61
libdem4life May 2015 #64
liberal_at_heart May 2015 #67
polly7 May 2015 #37
libdem4life May 2015 #40
polly7 May 2015 #47
libdem4life May 2015 #51
liberal_at_heart May 2015 #54
rjsquirrel May 2015 #77
liberal_at_heart May 2015 #49
libdem4life May 2015 #62
liberal_at_heart May 2015 #66
libdem4life May 2015 #68
liberal_at_heart May 2015 #69
justiceischeap May 2015 #8
liberal_at_heart May 2015 #50
hifiguy May 2015 #10
Skittles May 2015 #17
hifiguy May 2015 #18
vankuria May 2015 #13
H2O Man May 2015 #16
SunSeeker May 2015 #21
libodem May 2015 #22
libdem4life May 2015 #25
NuclearDem May 2015 #29
libdem4life May 2015 #33
NuclearDem May 2015 #34
libdem4life May 2015 #43
NuclearDem May 2015 #44
Jamastiene May 2015 #52
AuntPatsy May 2015 #63
Logical May 2015 #70
rjsquirrel May 2015 #78
NobodyHere May 2015 #45
Jamastiene May 2015 #56
liberal_at_heart May 2015 #58
AuntPatsy May 2015 #65
Jamastiene May 2015 #53
flvegan May 2015 #72
Initech May 2015 #73
ismnotwasm May 2015 #74
liberal_at_heart May 2015 #75
Manifestor_of_Light May 2015 #76

Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 06:49 PM

1. I don't care what people say, I adore Miley.

Well, and Joan Jett, natch.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #1)

Tue May 5, 2015, 08:10 PM

11. me too nt

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #1)

Tue May 5, 2015, 08:12 PM

12. Me three. ..nt

TYY

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #1)

Tue May 5, 2015, 08:26 PM

14. Check out the awesome video...

...at this link. The Happy Hippie Foundation Backyard Sessions.

I can't embed it because youtube has it copyright blocked. It's really good. I've already listened to it twice.



TYY

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Response to TeeYiYi (Reply #14)

Tue May 5, 2015, 08:30 PM

15. Beautiful, thank you!!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #1)

Tue May 5, 2015, 08:41 PM

19. I like Miley.

 

I think she has a pretty decent voice. And I like that she's experimenting, exploring and discovering herself. It's what a lot of folks her age do. She just happens to be in doing it in the public eye. She's active in charities, so that's cool.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #19)

Tue May 5, 2015, 08:47 PM

20. Plus she trolled Tom Cotton.



http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/02/politics/miley-cyrus-tom-cotton-arkansas-religious-freedom/

All of her "controversies" have been based on sexist social norms that she pushes. She isn't an asshole animal abuser criminal like that Bieber fuckwad.

Good on her, I say!!

I adore Taylor Swift, too. The way that she connects with and lifts up her young fans is heartwarming.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #1)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:43 PM

27. Me too! No DUIs, no arrests, love her! Nt

 

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 06:52 PM

2. They rock!

Yeah, Miley, too!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 06:54 PM

3. Way to go, Miley!

She is a class act.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 06:54 PM

4. I love rock and roll, so put another dime in the jukebox, baby

 

I love rock and roll, so come and your time and dance with me!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 06:56 PM

5. Nice! this is needed. nt

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 07:13 PM

6. Just keep your clothes on, girl, we'd like to see your positive public personal, not your privates.

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #6)

Tue May 5, 2015, 07:30 PM

7. Oh for the love of...

 

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #7)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:36 PM

23. Exactly why you think covering up is somehow not PC? Sorry, her crotch does not interest me at all.

 

Perhaps juvenile men/boys.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #23)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:42 PM

26. Exactly why you think her attire has anything to do with this story I don't know.

 

Her crotch is not involved in advocating for homeless LGBT youths.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #26)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:50 PM

30. Perhaps, but that's how she became "well known". Just hoping she keeps her clothes on...while

 

she's advocating. Kind of like the new age of Mick Jagger. But as I recall, he kept his clothes on.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #30)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:51 PM

31. The fuck does it matter to you what she wears?

 

Good God.

What does this have to do with her work for homeless LGBT youths?

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #31)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:59 PM

36. What does it matter to you what I think? Even the F word. I don't see her as a

 

positive role model for straight kids, either. Flame away. I will repeat that I hope the Foundation gets a lot of money. Perhaps she's growing up.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #36)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:01 AM

39. Yes, the "F word."

 

Appropriate when seeing a person's first response to someone doing good as "Hope she can keep her clothes on!"

I don't think Miley is the one who needs to grow up.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #39)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:05 AM

41. You have to be kidding me...now being grown up is stripping. Not.

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #41)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:07 AM

42. Slut shaming isn't particularly grown up.

 

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #42)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:11 AM

46. You said it, not me. I think her antics are inappropriate. Maybe now she's famous

 

she can get over...like Kim Kardashian...her attention-getting will grow up.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #46)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:14 AM

48. "You said it, not me."

 

No, you said it. That's why I called you on it.

Please stop with the slut-shaming. It gets old.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #48)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:25 AM

57. Give me a break...just keep your clothes on? The above is what you said...I wouldn't even

 

repeat it. I called it inappropriate. And your definition/accusation equally inappropriate.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #46)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:56 AM

71. by the way the term slut shaming is a criticism of those who try to put a slut label on

young women. It is not a slam on Miley. It is the opposite of a slam on Miley.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #31)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:29 AM

60. What does it matter to you what I think

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #6)

Tue May 5, 2015, 07:41 PM

9. Really?

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Response to Initech (Reply #9)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:37 PM

24. Really.

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #6)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:44 PM

28. Lol, you old timers crack me up. Madonna was evil too! Nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #28)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:52 PM

32. You're right. Stripping and "twerking" onstage were beyond Elvis' Swivel Hips. I'll cop to being

 

an"old timer".

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #32)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:57 PM

35. People like you were whining about Elvis in the old days! Nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #35)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:59 PM

38. And you know this exactly how?

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #38)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:23 AM

55. Parents hated Elvis! Do more reading! Nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #55)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:28 AM

59. And that is relevant exactly why? I was a teen in those years. He didn't strip.

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #59)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:30 AM

61. His gyrating pelvis was yesteryear's twerking.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #61)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:35 AM

64. Hate to disagree, it's quite different. Can agree to disagree. Peace.

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #64)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:37 AM

67. Of course we can agree to disagree but I will continue to stand up for every young woman's

including my daughter's right to act as she chooses and not how someone else thinks she should.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #32)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:59 PM

37. Who did she hurt? nt.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #37)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:02 AM

40. I'm guessing that the majority here think stripping and twerking onstage is what they

 

hope for their own children. Incredible.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #40)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:12 AM

47. Performers have been 'stripping' and twerking long before Miley,

nobody's died from it, as far as I know. I had the misfortune of seeing that Kardashian person in a site that popped up - talk about nearly naked exhibitionism that actually DOES harm - presenting an unrealistic image for young girls to try to emulate. At least Miley is real and honest about herself. That actually is pretty incredible when you think about what so many others have put their bodies through to market themselves. I've always thought she was smart, talented and probably a very good person.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #47)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:20 AM

51. Even Brittney cleaned up her act. Oh, but the "everyone does it" ...my question is

 

huh? The drama ... who died from it???? ... way over the top, as well. Don't believe any such idea was brought forward.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #40)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:22 AM

54. To be strong enough to stand up for your freedoms. Yes I would be very proud.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #40)

Wed May 6, 2015, 06:26 AM

77. How condescending

 

I have a daughter. Whatever she chooses to do to enjoy and express herself is fine with me.

I'd be very happy to see her as successful and evidently good hearted as Miley Cyrus.

You are mistaking patriarchal prudishness for common sense. You're older, so you don't seem to get it. Girls and women get to decide for themselves how they express their sexuality now. Slut shaming is not cool.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #6)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:16 AM

49. get off my lawn and cover yourselves for God's sake!



You don't have to like it, but you don't get to tell people how they can dress.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #49)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:32 AM

62. Sensitive much? Where did I tell someone how they can dress? It's an OPINION

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #62)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:36 AM

66. I am sensitive. I have a young adult daughter and all she hears all the time from

Republicans is how she should dress or how she should act. She doesn't need to hear it from Democrats.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #66)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:38 AM

68. And when did this become political? All over the proverbial cultural map here.

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #68)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:45 AM

69. Young women get judged too much in this country. Why can't we concentrate on their talents,

gifts, charity, and worth as a human being rather than judge them based on their looks or dancing preferences? If Miley is going to be helping LGBT homeless youth that is what should be concentrated on, not her looks or dancing. She is doing a good thing and I for one will do nothing but applaud her.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 07:34 PM

8. Wonder why she isn't teaming up with Cyndi Lauper

and her True Colors Foundation.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #8)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:17 AM

50. That's what I was wondering. That would be a great collaboration.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 07:51 PM

10. Miley is turning out to be A-OK

 

Joan Jett has been 20% cooler as long as I can remember.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #10)

Tue May 5, 2015, 08:35 PM

17. agree and agree

gawd, to me Ms. Jett and Chrissie Hynde will always be the queens of bad-girl cool

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Response to Skittles (Reply #17)

Tue May 5, 2015, 08:39 PM

18. The first time I ever saw a pic of Chrissie in the UK music weeklies

 

I said to myself "if she sounds as cool as she looks, I am in LUV, L-U-V." And she did. And I was.

Saw their first tour at a JAMMED First Avenue here in Mpls back in 1980 or 81. Memory's gettin' a little foggy.

And I still love the "Don't Get Me Wrong" video with Chrissie as the distaff side of The Avengers, complete with cameo by Patrick Macnee as John Steed.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 08:21 PM

13. Great news!

Kudos to both of them!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 08:30 PM

16. Recommended.

I think she is an outstanding young lady.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 08:49 PM

21. Love me some Joan Jett.

She is the real deal. One of the top ten rockers out there, male or female. And she's been rocking for 40 years!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 09:46 PM

22. Goddess bless

I ♡ this effort.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:42 PM

25. I agree. Hopefully she will adorn herself appropriately, like the others. Crotches and Music

 

are not synonymous. Maybe now she can leave that juvenile behavior behind..

I wish the Happy Hippie Foundation well.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #25)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:46 PM

29. Good God, was it really necessary for you to say that twice?

 

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #29)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:54 PM

33. What is your problem?

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #33)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:55 PM

34. I could ask you the same thing.

 

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #34)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:07 AM

43. I made a comment. It's my opinion. The End.

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #43)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:08 AM

44. And I found it abhorrent and replied to it. The end.

 

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #44)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:20 AM

52. So nice that you two have worked that out.

See? Joan Jett's music is great like that.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #52)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:33 AM

63. Lol

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #25)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:54 AM

70. Lol, wow, either you forgot you posted your whine already or you....

 

Just like whining!

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #25)

Wed May 6, 2015, 06:29 AM

78. Just stop

 

Crotches? No one even uses that word anymore.

And yes, music and sexuality are deeply connected throughout human history.

You're a prude. Listen to everyone telling you that your views are not progressive, they are MISOGYNIST.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:09 AM

45. Why do homeless youth charities have to discriminate based on sexuality?

 

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Response to NobodyHere (Reply #45)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:24 AM

56. As a former homeless LGBT youth,

I can answer that. They do it because most of the homeless youth charities out there are run by Christian churches and those particular Christian churches do not allow GLBT youth to get any help unless it is accompanied by reparation therapy and other hideous punishments. I stayed homeless because I got tired of that crap really quick like. As bad as it was to be homeless, it was worse to be tortured and endure the spiritual and mental abuse at the hands of those people.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #56)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:26 AM

58. Wow. I am so sorry. I am glad there are places now for homeless LGBT youth. My daughter

is bisexual. I can't ever imagine throwing my child out of my house. I just don't understand why.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #56)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:35 AM

65. I know saying I'm sorry is just not good enough, but I am.....glad to know you are no longer

Homeless...

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:21 AM

53. Anything with Joan Jett's music in it is going to be good.

I look forward to this. Wow, this Miley Cyrus person is turning out to be a good egg.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 12:58 AM

72. It's hilarious how SOMEHOW DUers have a problem with this.

Gonna go all charity for homeless GLBT kids, that's a paddling.

Because Miley Cyrus. Idiots. No, seriously. You are idiots.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #72)

Wed May 6, 2015, 01:09 AM

73. Ignore list works wonders for these types of threads.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 01:16 AM

74. Awesome!

Great news

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #74)

Wed May 6, 2015, 01:19 AM

75. Yes, exactly. Awesome!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 01:51 AM

76. I saw Joan Jett and the Blackhearts LIVE last Wednesday night.

 

She is awesome. She doesn't take any crap off of anyone.

She was opening for The Who on their 50th anniversary tour.

You may worship me for my fabulous taste in music.

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