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Random Musings

10/30/2014 15:00:00 PM

Taylor Swift is everywhere this week because she has a new album coming out; get over it, I’m old, and I’ll call them “albums” until I die. But seriously, she’s everywhere and I am so afraid to see that Blow Up Doll’s bright red lips that > read more

PR All-St?rs Starts Tonight

10/30/2014 12:00:00 PM

Fourteen of the most talented designers — read: has-beens and losers … okay, I kid, I like some of them — in Project Runway history are sashaying back onto the catwalk for a second shot at winning.Also back, is mentor, Zanna Roberts Rassi, as w > read more

It Was A Hate Crime

10/30/2014 09:00:00 AM

I’m sure by now you’ve all seen, or at least heard about, that airport incident, where an apparently drunken white man attacked a black man, while calling him a n****r over and over again. The whole episode was caught on a cellphone camera—as i > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Villa Modern

10/29/2014 15:00:00 PM

I like this house > read more

Spilled Milk: I'm Married, I'm Married Not by William Lucas Walker

10/29/2014 09:00:00 AM

A friend tipped me off to this piece from > read more

Reverend Schaefer Is Reinstated

10/28/2014 15:00:00 PM

I been following Frank Schaefer’s case for a long time; he’s the Methodist minister who was disciplined > read more

Miss Jones Discovers A Loophole

10/28/2014 12:00:00 PM

Around Casa Bob y Carlos we have a few firm rules for the pets: Ozzo stays off all furniture and beds with the exception of the couch in the sunroom. Tuxedo and MaxGoldberg stay off the new chair; Consuelo Roca-Jones stays off all upholstered furnitu > read more

Eric Martin: Bullied and Beaten By Gang Of Students ... And Charged With Assault

10/28/2014 09:00:00 AM

A couple of things about yours truly: I know what it’s like to be bullied. I was bullied for being gay — or at least perceived as being gay — all through junior high and high school. I cannot remember a day going by that I wasn’t called “fa > read more

Phillip and Sandy Unruh Say Same-Sex Marriage Is Theft Of Opposite-Sex Marriage

10/27/2014 15:00:00 PM

The battle for marriage equality, while moving full-steam ahead with more and more states joining in on equality, still has some fights to win, one of them in Kansas.A lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Kansas seeking to overturn the state’ > read more

WTF? Diane Keaton

10/27/2014 12:00:00 PM

I love Diane Keaton. I love her movies; I love her ideas; I love to hear her talk, and, well, mostly, I love her fashion sense which has been slightly modernized over the years, but really hasn't changed all that much from the > read more

UPDATE; Madelynn Taylor and Jean Mixner Will Be Buried Together

10/27/2014 09:00:00 AM

I first wrote about Madelynn Taylor — a 74-year-old US … > read more

Sunday Funnies

10/26/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

10/25/2014 08:00:00 AM

When last we left Taylor Swift and Katy Perry they were throwing shade at one another in interviews and on Twitter. Oh, they never say each other’s name, but it’s clear TayTay’s pissy with KayKay, and vice versa; about backup dancers and John M > read more

PR 13, Ep 13 & 14: Finally! The Finale!

10/24/2014 15:00:00 PM

Well, before we get into the PR Finale, I need to take a moment and say that this post is number :::gulp::: 6,000.Six-%$&#-ing-thousand.Even i didn't think I could talk so much, but I just wanna say Thanks for coming along and listening, er, reading > read more

Would You Hit It?

10/24/2014 12:00:00 PM

Jai Rodriguez.I remember him from > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

10/24/2014 09:00:00 AM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, > read more

Random Musings

10/23/2014 15:00:00 PM

We don’t take a lot of long vacations here at Casa Bob y Casa. We might take a day trip to Charleston, or an overnight to Asheville or Savannah, but long trips? Not so much. Maybe once a year, if that.So, to leave the house for well over a week to > read more

When All You Have To Prove Your Point Is Lies, You Need To Sit Down

10/23/2014 09:00:00 AM

For years, decades, centuries, we’ve heard the lies that the so-called “religious” folk tell the world about The Gays; that we’re pedophiles, we f**k dogs, we’re mentally ill, diseases, immoral, amoral. We don’t count; we’re bad for fam > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Toro Canyon House

10/22/2014 15:00:00 PM

I always wanted a getaway house and this just might be it … though to “get away” it might require a seven-hour flight followed by a bit of a drive, but still …Toro Canyon House is located on a large plot of land > read more

The Battle of the Amendments

10/22/2014 09:00:00 AM

I’ve said it before on this bloggy thing, but it bears repeating: I am > read more

Mama Grizzly Bore™: Perennial ISBL Asshat

10/21/2014 15:00:00 PM

Can you believe it’s been six years since we dodged that bullet, that Double-Barreled Shotgun Blast that could have sent the McCain/Palin ticket to the White House? I mean, bad enough that we’d have Grumpy Grampa McCain perched on the front porch > read more

I'll Hold Off On My Parade For The Catholic Church

10/21/2014 09:00:00 AM

Last week we got word from the Vatican that maybe, > read more

Mr. and Mr.

10/20/2014 10:00:00 AM

I remember as a kid — a not-yet-out-but-knowing-I-was-different kid — telling my mother that I would > read more

Wedding Week Repost: An Open Letter To Those Folks Against Marriage Equality

10/19/2014 11:00:00 AM

Dear Anti-Marriage Equality People,So, you're against gay marriage? > read more

Wedding Week Repost: Mad About The Town

10/18/2014 11:00:00 AM

Well, since I'm away, I thought I'd offer up a little tour of Smallville [real name: Camden} for those of you — and I'm assuming that's > read more

Wedding Week Repost: Happy Anniversary Wedding Day

10/17/2014 11:00:00 AM

I first posted this back on October 17, 2009, the first year of this blog. Back in those days there were only a couple of places where Carlos and I could get married, but we celebrated our anniversary anyway, like a couple of old married men.I seriou > read more

Wedding Week Repost: A Truly Wicked Getaway

10/16/2014 11:00:00 AM

One thing I love ... love ... LOVE ... is a showtune. I sing showtunes so often to Carlos that i fear when he has me committed, and since we'll be married in a couple of days, the possiblilty looms closer, he'll do so because I think I'm Ethel Merman > read more

Wedding Week Repost: Tie Him Up! Tie Him Down!

10/15/2014 11:00:00 AM

In a couple of days we'll become Mister and Mister ... not to be confused with that last century pop group Mr. Mister, so here's another one of those Carlos Stories that y'all seem to like.There are millions from which to choose, but this one, from A > read more

Wedding Week Repost: Straw Hats and Bow Ties

10/14/2014 11:00:00 AM

I remember watching an episode of Sex and the City ... I'm gay, so that answers that question ... and Samantha was asking if anyone is ever really happy in their relationship every single day.Charlotte said she was, and Samantha, stunned, asked, "You > read more

Wedding Week Repost: Equal Rights Aren't Special Rights

10/13/2014 11:00:00 AM

This first appeared on ISBL back in December 2008, and it reinfoirced the belief I had then, and the belief I have now, especially given that I am getting married this week, that, while some folks were all gung ho for Civil Unions, they were "less th > read more

Wedding Week Repost: Make The Yuletide Gay

10/12/2014 11:00:00 AM

Yes, I know it's not Christmas yet, but since we're getting married this week, I'm gonna post one because it looks like a party.I love a good happy jolly Christmas story and since I didn't have one I thought I'd repost this ....Make The Yuletide GayS > read more

Wedding Week Repost: Shake The Etch-A-Sketch

10/11/2014 11:00:00 AM

As we are now winging our way west to tie the noose, er, knot, I have decided to do some reposting for the week. > read more

PR 13 Ep 12: To The Tents!

10/10/2014 15:00:00 PM

Can you imagine? Tim Gunn strolling into your home and waking you up with those dulcet tones? I think Tim should sell his voice for alarm clacks: > read more

Would You Hit It?

10/10/2014 12:00:00 PM

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I Didn't Say It ...

10/10/2014 09:00:00 AM

Ted Olson, who, along with fellow AFER attorney David Boies, represented Timothy Bostic and Tony London in their suit against Virginia, on the SCOTUS announcement:"It does seem to suggest, if I was a federal judge, I would read today’s decision as > read more

Random Musings

10/09/2014 15:00:00 PM

When we were at South Carolina Pride a few weeks back, Carlos found a kilt he wanted to buy. His grandfather was from England — he moved to Mexico as an adult and lived there the rest of his life — and Carlos has always been an Anglophile.Now, hi > read more

I'm In A Marriage State Of Mind: UPDATE: West Virginia Goes Equal UPDATE: Nevada Won't Fight it

10/09/2014 09:00:00 AM

Man oh man, do I have marriage on my mind these days, and not just my own—have I mentioned on here at all that Carlos and I are becoming Mr. and Mr. next week? I wasn’t sure ….Anyway, the way things stand in South Carolina right now is this: Go > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Narigua House

10/08/2014 15:00:00 PM

Narigua House is located in > read more

American Horror Story: Freakshow

10/08/2014 12:00:00 PM

It debuts tonight on FX, with Jessica Lange, Denis O'Hare, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates, Finn Wittrock, Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, Michael Chiklis, Evan Peters and Wes Bentley.Also set to appear are Patti LaBelle and Matt My-Husband- > read more

File Under: "Yeah, Like That's Gonna Happen!"

10/08/2014 09:00:00 AM

In what surely must be the most delusional thing to ever come out of his mouth — including his assertion of heterosexuality, which is laughable, at best, and pathetic, at worst — this week South Carolina’s own Lindsey Graham has said he is thin > read more

Two Cases Of Bullying ... Two Ridiculous Outcomes

10/07/2014 15:00:00 PM

We’ve heard all the stories about students bullying other students; pushing, shoving, taunting, teasing, beatings; we’ve heard it all. And we’ve heard of teachers who bully students, or allow the bullying of one student by another to continue, > read more

Haley and Wilson Won't Give Up ... Even When They've Already Lost

10/07/2014 09:00:00 AM

First, some back-story: in August 2013, Katie Bradacs and her wife, Tracie Goodwin-Bradacs, filed a lawsuit against Nikki Haley and the state demanding that South Carolina recognize their same-sex marriage — performed legally in Washington DC. > read more

Those Two Little Words May Be Coming To South Carolina

10/06/2014 15:00:00 PM

There I was, at home this morning, getting a list of things that we need for our trip to Washington; money for the license, money for the judge; money; something nice to wear when I say ‘I do.’And I started thinking, again. Is this going to chang > read more

WTF? Tara Reid

10/06/2014 12:00:00 PM

A few year's back, Tara Reid, who was Lohan before Lohan became Lohan, was at a premier and the spaghetti strap on her gown slipped off revealing her bare breast ... just the one.Now, Reid has > read more

Thoughts on Life and Death and Dying

10/06/2014 09:00:00 AM

I don't think this is as maudlin as the title suggests, but give it a read and you be the judge ....We have had three deaths in our little circle of friends this past month, and, as happens, it’s gotten me thinking — not always a good thing, some > read more

Sunday Funnies

10/05/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ....

10/04/2014 08:00:00 AM

Jennifer Love Hewitt is one of the most annoying people on the planet, and not just because > read more

PR 13 Ep 11: Storage Wars … or … The Bitterest Loser

10/03/2014 15:00:00 PM

Well, well, well, wake up to Heidi! Actually, wake up to the surprise [?] that sometime during the night, while you slept, someone crept into your room and left a Samsung tablet on the counter and that’s where you find Heidi the next day, directing > read more

Would You Hit It?

10/03/2014 12:00:00 PM

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I Didn't Say It ...

10/03/2014 09:00:00 AM

Eric Holder, US Attorney General, on whether or not the country is ready for marriage equality nationwide:"Yeah, I think the country is ready for that. I think all the polls certainly show that. The reactions to the continuing number of court cases t > read more

Random Musings

10/02/2014 15:00:00 PM

Overheard at Work:Me: CJ? Can you pass me that folder?My Boss: His name is Clinton ...Me: Funny, when he introduced himself to me he said his name was CJ so I'll call him CJ.My Boss: Well, his name was Clinton.Me: > read more

An Open Letter to Melissa and Aaron Klein

10/02/2014 09:00:00 AM

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Architecture Wednesday: A2 House

10/01/2014 15:00:00 PM

This house is one of my favorites to feature: an old home, in this case an old Italian farmhouse, transformed into a modern day home with a new, more efficient, more 21st > read more

Happy Birthday Jeri

10/01/2014 09:00:00 AM

Life is strange; I’ll start there.My mother passed away from lung cancer on February 17, 2007, and this past February 15, 2014, my sister passed away from the same disease. I somehow knew my sister, who had been in failing health, would go right ar > read more

Things Stupid People Say, Part 2: Republican Glenn Grothman: People Should Work Seven Days A Week

09/30/2014 15:00:00 PM

I thought it might be hard to picker a winner of the Things Stupid People Say Contest, but it wasn’t difficult at all.It’s > read more

Things Stupid People Say, Part 1: The Benham Twins: We’re Like ISIS Victims

09/30/2014 09:00:00 AM

David and Jason Benham are a couple of mildly attractive contractors, or house flippers, or do-it-yourselfers, who managed to attract the attention of HGTV over the summer. And when the network offered them a TV show, they leapt at the chance to shar > read more

Today in Not Christian Love: Priest Demands Gay Couple Divorce

09/29/2014 15:00:00 PM

After that story this morning, of that parent, that very religious parent, that very religious parent who is a pastor no less, and his stance on having gay children, I was all tingly inside about religious folk, and hoping for a change.Then I read th > read more

WTF? Katherine Heigl

09/29/2014 12:00:00 PM

Look, I know she's desperate for a comeback since she fled TV years ago for the movies and the movies finally said, > read more

Today In Christian Love: If I Have Gay Children: Four Promises from a Christian Pastor/Parent

09/29/2014 09:00:00 AM

So ... let's start the week off with something thoughtful, and thought provoking, whether you;re Christian, or not, gay, or not, a parent, or not ....If I Have Gay Children: > read more

Sunday Funnies

09/28/2014 07:00:00 AM

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Dog and Caturday

09/27/2014 14:00:00 PM

We have a dog bed in the office, and when one of us is on the computer, > read more

I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

09/27/2014 08:00:00 AM

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PR 13 Ep 10 Random Muses: A Night of Firsts and Tim Gunn Second Saves

09/26/2014 15:00:00 PM

As we begin this week, I am not at all shocked to find that no one, > read more

Would You Hit It?

09/26/2014 12:00:00 PM

Chris Messina.You may not know the name but I know you’ve seen him in something. He appeared in > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

09/26/2014 09:00:00 AM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice, on resigning while President Obama is in office:"Who do you think President Obama could appoint at this very day, given the boundaries that we have? If I resign any time this year, he could not successfully > read more

Random Musings

09/25/2014 15:00:00 PM

First off ... big shout-out to Anne Marie for her donation to The Will of the People Fund > read more

The Bathroom Pictures .... Finally

09/25/2014 12:00:00 PM

The old, ugly, flesh-colored, badly tiled, brown-toileted kinda generic guest bathroom.The floor needed to be replaced under the vanity because the vanity was actually set down lower than the sub-floor.The walls are primed, and then painted a dark se > read more

Boys and Girls Wear Skirts In Support Of Transgender Student

09/25/2014 09:00:00 AM

I was just reading that the pro-same-sex-marriage pendulum might start swinging back the other way, which is something I always suspected. As a new idea becomes more popular, more accepted, more right, those people who’ve been against it, but said > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Holmby Hills

09/24/2014 15:00:00 PM

One of the best addresses in Bel Air is Holmby Hills, and this estate is possibly the best of the best. Sitting behind private gates on a lush property framed on all sides by mature trees and greenery, the contemporary 3-level, glass-encased compound > read more

A Visitor to Casa Bob y Carlos

09/24/2014 12:00:00 PM

Okay, so these aren't the newest of pictures. We had issues with our computer downloading pictures from the camera so these have been sitting on a memory card for a while now.Yes, Blobby, I know all about iPhones and sending pictures to your email, b > read more

Connie Wilson Can't Be Connie Wilson In Texas

09/24/2014 09:00:00 AM

Last year in California, Connie married Aimee, cuz it’s legal and all, you know, and good, too. And after the wedding, Connie took Aimee’s last name, Wilson, as her own; Connie and Aimee Wilson. And she changed her name to Wilson on her Social Se > read more

ISBL Asshat of the Week: It's A Tie!! Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Elisabeth Hasselbeck

09/23/2014 15:00:00 PM

So, a few months back, when it was announced that her arch nemesis Rosie O’Donnell would be returning to > read more

Photo of the Week,

09/23/2014 12:00:00 PM

Gosh, I love an old Jag convertible. > read more

If Christians Can Pass Out Bibles, Satanists Can Pass Out Coloring Books

09/23/2014 09:00:00 AM

Okay, so … religion. It’s fine for those that want it, and it’s fine for those that don’t. But the problem lies within certain religious groups because some folks believe their faith is the only faith and all others are meaningless. But, some > read more

Same-Sex Marriage, Same Stupid Argument ... Even An Eight-year-old Knows Better

09/22/2014 15:00:00 PM

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Abbey who lived in Oz … Oztralia … Australia … and she has two gay uncles in Melbourne, who had to travel to New Zealand to be married. Her uncles, > read more

WTF? Claire Danes

09/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

At the recent Emmy Awards, Claire Danes, who usually dresses so well, came off as a bit on the fugly side wearing, and this is serious, y'all, a red, sleeveless version of the craptastic gown that Kim Kardastrophe wore when she married the Krazy Man. > read more

The Monday After Pride

09/22/2014 09:00:00 AM

Carlos and I attended SC Pride in Columbia this week. We’ve attended Prides before, everywhere from Key West to Ft. Lauderdale to West Palm Beach, and even here in Columbia twice. I’ve attended Pride in Sacramento and San Francisco while living i > read more

Sunday Funnies

09/21/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

09/20/2014 08:00:00 AM

At a recent concert in Sydney, Kanye Kardastrophe, nee West, called out a pair of fans for not standing up while he was pontificating. Trouble was, one fan had a prosthetic limb, and the other was in a wheelchair.Uh huh. Kanye — who once sang, er, > read more

PR 13 Ep 9: Living Dolls, Dying Designs

09/19/2014 15:00:00 PM

We open with Sandhya complaining that no one likes her, and then a quick edit leads to the guys saying they don’t like Sandhya, and Amanda and Korina — who didn’t like each other a few weeks back — bonding over their shared confusion about th > read more

Would You Hit It?

09/19/2014 12:00:00 PM

Corey Stoll is in everything. He plays the doctor on The Strain while wearing a bad rug; he’s in the new film This Is Where I Leave You; and he’s got a part in the new season of Homeland.But that’s neither here nor there because all I have is o > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

09/19/2014 09:00:00 AM

Lindsey Graham, South Carolina senator, clutching his pearls and fear-mongering about ISIS:"The first thing I want to tell American people, from my point of view, it > read more

Random Musings

09/18/2014 15:00:00 PM

This week Carlos and I attended the celebration of Mexican Independence — it’s September 15th, > read more

Target: My Two Dads Ad

09/18/2014 09:00:00 AM

They say some things never change, but some things do … like Target.It was just a couple of years ago that the retail giant sparked the ire of many in the LGBT community when they began donating money to the political campaigns of anti-LGBT candida > read more

Architecture Wednesday: Casa 7A

09/17/2014 15:00:00 PM

The challenge was to design a country house near Villeta, Colombia, high in the jungle at the top of a very steep hill where the weather is hot and dry year-round.The house — some 6000 square feet — is basically just three rooms, along with a stu > read more

In Indiana, A Woman Is Dying To Have Her Marriage Recognized

09/17/2014 09:00:00 AM

Does anyone else see this as completely bassackwards?In Indiana, The Gays cannot get married, nor can gay folks living in Indiana, but married in a marriage equality state, have their marriage recognized. But, last week a federal judge approved an ag > read more

Pass The Donation Plate

09/16/2014 15:00:00 PM

Hello friends ...I’ve got some good news and some bad news … let’s go good, first.On October 17, 2014, after fourteen years together, Carlos and I will be getting married in Washington State. It’s a big deal, and a long time coming, but there > read more

Photo of the Week

09/16/2014 12:00:00 PM

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A Trifecta of GOP Asshats ... And How They Think About Women

09/16/2014 09:00:00 AM

Y’all remember Arnold Schwarzenegger, right? From the big budget action films, for one; and from his time in office as Governor of California; and, lastly, as the man who cheated on his wife with the maid and had a baby with her.Oh yeah, and it goe > read more

ISBL Asshat of the Week: Todd Starnes

09/15/2014 15:00:00 PM

Todd Starnes works for Fox News. Strike one.Todd Starnes is the, ahem, ‘religion reporter’ for Fox News. Strike two.Todd Starnes, news man, religious aficionado, has come out now saying that same-sex marriage will lead to men marrying dogs. Strik > read more

WTF? Katie Holmes ... Again

09/15/2014 12:00:00 PM

Why did she leave Tom Cruise? I mean, when they were > read more

Monday Bits ... And A Heartfelt Thanks To The Dog's Mother

09/15/2014 09:00:00 AM

Today, Carlos and I are off to Raleigh, North Carolina because we, and by we, I mean he — and a plus one, which would be me — have been invited to attend a cocktail party given by the Mexican Consulate in honor of Hispanic History Month.Though hi > read more

Sunday Funnies

09/14/2014 07:00:00 AM

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I Ain't One To Gossip But ...

09/13/2014 09:00:00 AM

Oh, this is effing rich.The Palin clan, including Mama Grizzly Bore™ herself, was > read more

PR 13 Ep8: Some Made It Rain While Others Were All Wet

09/12/2014 15:00:00 PM

So, it looks like we’ve come to the non-evening gown part of the season, thankfully, because now is the time for something new; real new. As we start the show — forgetting about everyone bemoaning the loss of forgettable Samantha from last week > read more

Would You Hit It?

09/12/2014 12:00:00 PM

Dan Stevens. A British actor, he > read more

I Didn't Say It ...

09/12/2014 09:00:00 AM

Howard Stern, eulogizing Joan Rivers at her memorial service last Sunday:"Joan Rivers had a dry pussy ... Joan's pussy was so dry it was like a sponge -- so that when she got in the bathtub -- whooooosh -- all the water would get absorbed in there! J > read more

9/11 Remembered: Linda Eder "If I Had My Way"

09/11/2014 13:00:00 PM

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Repost: Thirteen Years Ago, 10:03 AM EST, Flight 93, Shanksville

09/11/2014 09:03:00 AM

United Airlines Flight 93Christian AdamsLorraine G. Bay, Todd Beamer, Alan Beaven, Mark K. Bingham, Deora Frances Bodley, Sandra W. Bradshaw, Marion Britton, Thomas E. Burnett Jr.William Cashman, Georgine Rose Corrigan, Patricia CushingJason Dahl, Jo > read more

Repost: Thirteen Years Ago, 9:37 AM EST, The Pentagon and Flight 77

09/11/2014 08:37:00 AM

Victims at the PentagonNote: USA - United Stated Army; USN - United States NavySPC Craig S. Amundson, USAYN3 Melissa Rose Barnes, USN, > read more

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