Cutting Off Your Wingnuts to Spite Your Face

The first thing I thought when I looked at DougJ’s post about these morons organizing a boycott of GM and Chrysler was that they just spent the last three weeks incorrectly screaming that Republican Chrysler dealerships were unfairly targeted by the Obama administration for closure, so now they want to boycott them and finish off the rest of them- “Republican dealerships were unfairly targeted! Let’s kill the survivors!”

Does this mean we will get months of amateur hour statistical analysis proving that wingnut boycotts disparately impacted McCain voters? Or is Hillary still to blame?

These idiots can’t even keep an internally consistent wingnut meme going for a couple weeks. No wonder the rest of the country has no clue what the hell they are talking about.

*** Update ***

Wolverines. Also.

67 replies
  1. 1
    Death By Mosquito Truck says:

    Cutting off yer wingnuts to spite yer dickface.

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    Dork says:

    I’m as curious as the next guy to see how “Boycott American Goods!” will play in the heartland.

    I’m guessing any savvy Dem worth his salt (read: not many) can make that into a blistering commercial.

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    scav says:

    clearly, the physics of the event horizon are slightly off. It’s a whole new geometry and continuum here over and above our new language.

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    Trinity says:

    GOP = regional minority party forevah!!

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    Parole Officer Burke says:

    “Republican dealerships were unfairly targeed! [sic]”

    typo alert

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    It’s sort of like reading something in Elizabethan English at this point, you need footnotes or Cliff’s Notes or something.

    Get thee to a nuttery, Rush.

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    demkat620 says:

    So, they want to boycott American Cars?

    Um…

    Yeah, I don’t know what to say about that level of stupidity.

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    Morbo says:

    These idiots can’t even keep an internally consistent wingnut meme going for a couple weeks. No wonder the rest of the country has no clue what the hell they are talking about.

    You know, I seem to think this leaves them a perfect target for some good old fashioned ratfucking. Drop some random conspiracy theories in RedState comment threads and see if any of them catch flame in the rightblogosphere and make their way up to Rush or the Beckster. Revealing that you made the whole thing up would be a killer call in to someone’s radio show I think. And a good way to get booted off the phole line.

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    SpotWeld says:

    @John Cole

    These idiots can’t even keep an internally consistent wingnut meme going for a couple weeks.

    They aren’t trying to keep a consistant meme. They are trying to keep a consistant state of panic/anger.

    There hasn’t been a new 9/11 so they are hopping from lesser “emergency” to lesser “emergency” in hopes of keeping everyone rushing around with a head full of barely directed vitriol.

    What else do they have going for them. Fiscal responcibility?

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    TenguPhule says:

    “Republican dealerships were unfairly targeed! Let’s kill the survivors!”

    If we can’t have money, NOBODY ELSE CAN EITHER!!!

    There is only one solution to that mentality. And its final.

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    NonyNony says:

    @Morbo:

    Drop some random conspiracy theories in RedState comment threads and see if any of them catch flame in the rightblogosphere and make their way up to Rush or the Beckster. Revealing that you made the whole thing up would be a killer call in to someone’s radio show I think. And a good way to get booted off the phole line.

    As easy as it would be to do this (and it would be nearly trivially easy – look at how many birthers there seem to be out there demanding to see Obama’s birth certificate) it would probably be a bad idea. Because people believe the weird shit and then refuse to believe the debunking. That’s actually how the wingnutosphere operates right now – make outrageous claims that have a hint of truth to them and when they get debunked, sniff and say “well, if there weren’t SOMETHING true about the claims then they wouldn’t have had to debunk them, would they? Clearly we’ve touched a nerve.”

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    raff says:

    Limbaugh reassures any GM workers who might be listening that the boycotters aren’t angry at them.

    Cold comfort to GM workers, dealerships & their employees I’m sure. But not to worry, Rush says — if you lose your job or your business, it’s all for a higher purpose (but I’m rich, so I’ll be ok).

    Now, I fully expect this boycott to be as effective as past republican boycotts (i.e. barely if at all), but still, if I was working at GM or a car dealership (& no doubt already fearing for my job), I’d be thinking: “Hey! Stfu you fat gasbag… I got a wife & kids to feed!”

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    @Morbo:

    Drop some random conspiracy theories in RedState comment threads

    They wouldn’t care. They wouldn’t believe you even when you told them you had invented it. Even if you had evidence. They might well latch onto it but then it would become gospel.

    I was in England when the two guys came out and admitted that they had done most of the crop circles. They described exactly how, the technique, with boards and ropes attached, and how they came up with the designs, had been doing it for years, described specific sites, the whole thing.

    Crop circle devotees were having none of it. Over and over people came out saying “Listen there’s no WAY two blokes with boards on their feet made these! It’s aliens, you see…..” and on it went, it didn’t seem to change anything, among the believers.

    They’re nuts, is the point.

    Not that it wouldn’t be fun of course.

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    joes527 says:

    @Morbo:

    Revealing that you made the whole thing up would be a killer call in to someone’s radio show I think.

    Why do you assume that truth would have any impact at all?

    I’m fairly certain that a good percentage of what goes around in the wingnuttosphere startes out as an attempt to spoof the wingnuts.

    Makes. No. Difference.

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    Michael says:

    OK, so when will one of them notice that coal fired energy involves a heavy dose of union labor?

    Or that European cars are made by union labor?

    Or lets say they’re successful in the Supreme Court, and that in a string of 5-4 votes from the Federalist society contingent, they manage to kill Chrysler and GM. What will Sen Bob Corker (R-Japan), Sen Dick Shelby (R-Japan/Korea/Germany) and Sen Jim DeMint (R-Germany) going to do when they’re advised that new economic realities mandate that wages will be dropped to about 8 dollars an hour……

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    MikeJ says:

    You know, I seem to think this leaves them a perfect target for some good old fashioned ratfucking.

    The theory that this is already happening would explain a lot. At the very least, spreading the idea that this already happening will make them trust each other even less.

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    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    @NonyNony: it would probably be a bad idea. Because people believe the weird shit and then refuse to believe the debunking.

    cf. anti-vaccination.

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    scav says:

    @joes527: Makes. No. Difference.

    Exactly. Logic as well as gravity is beginning to bend in here.

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    Michael says:

    But not to worry, Rush says— if you lose your job or your business, it’s all for a higher purpose (but I’m rich, so I’ll be ok).

    Well, sure. We all have finite lives, and if we have to suck it up in order to make a big fat tub of addicted lard who can’t get it up happy, then so be it.

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    burnspbesq says:

    In the same vein, pure comedy gold, starring Chris Wallace and Sen. Richard Shelby (W – Roll Tide).

    http://thinkprogress.org/2009/.....socialism/

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    David says:

    Sarah Palin is going on Hannity tonight to unveil the new meme. Her topic will be:

    The Government wants to control you.

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    TenguPhule says:

    What will Sen Bob Corker (R-Japan), Sen Dick Shelby (R-Japan/Korea/Germany) and Sen Jim DeMint (R-Germany) going to do when they’re advised that new economic realities mandate that wages will be dropped to about 8 dollars an hour……

    Retire to golden thinktanks.

    This has been another edition of obvious answers to simple questions.

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    demkat620 says:

    What will this accomplish? Seriously? More money in Japan and Korea’s pocket?

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    Joshua Norton says:

    These idiots can’t even keep an internally consistent wingnut meme going for a couple weeks.

    Oh, they’re pretty consistent about one thing. They’ll scream and yell and put down any Dem. policy that comes into their line of vision, even if it helps the country.

    According to their current, “rule or ruin”, scorched earth ideology, whether it’s good or bad is only in the eye of the beholder.

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    SpotWeld says:

    Rush is like a lvl 38 jerk who won’t let you group unless you agree to tank and then let him get the drop.

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    gbear says:

    internally consistent wingnut meme!
    internally consistent wingnut meme!
    internally consistent wingnut meme!

    Sorry. I saw that combination of words and was momentarily possessed by Zippy the Pinhead.

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    Cat Lady says:

    This is all great news for John McCain!

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    The Moar You Know says:

    What will Sen Bob Corker (R-Japan), Sen Dick Shelby (R-Japan/Korea/Germany) and Sen Jim DeMint (R-Germany) going to do when they’re advised that new economic realities mandate that wages will be dropped to about 8 dollars an hour……

    @Michael: Win election unopposed for eight terms straight, as the companies that benefit from slave cheap labor will give them so much money they’d be unbeatable by Jesus Christ himself.

    These guys have made their careers screwing over the people who vote them into office. I see no signs of that changing.

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    Ryan S. says:

    @SpotWeld: Thats when I need… just to here em squeal.

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    SGEW says:

    @gbear: Obama lama ding dong, indeed.

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    Ked says:

    I’ve been less-than-impressed by the relative looniness of some of the recent things posted here, but this is way over the line. The cognitive dissonance is roughly on the worms-bursting-out-of-your-skull level, and the only thing that makes this not quite an actual wingularity warning is that Rush has the presence of mind to try to explain himself to his targets… I mean, victims… I mean, collateral damage… argh! You know what I mean. If this were a true wingularity, the assumption would be all those GM employees are filthy democrats and thus don’t count.

    (Come to think of it, how much did Obama win Michigan by?)

    Really close, though: 0.95 wingularity masses

    Duck and cover.

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    GOP = regional minority party forevah!!

    This might be truer than you think, Trinity. I wonder if we see people like Richard Shelby and Haley Barbour – that is, GOP politicians with foreign automobile assembly plants in their districts – jumping on board with this. Remember when they tried to close down Detroit last fall?

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    Michael says:

    Win election unopposed for eight terms straight, as the companies that benefit from Southern slave cheap labor will give them so much money they’d be unbeatable by Jesus Christ himself.

    Sadly, you’re probably right. As long as their constituencies get all the cheap NASCAR collectibles they can find and get to buy guns, they’ll be happier than pigs in slop over their screwings.

    I’m reminded all too much of China pre-Sun Yat Sen.

  34. 34
    SGEW says:

    0.95 wingularity masses

    1.21 giganuts!

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    Death By Mosquito Truck says:

    America, love it or leave it, I always say.

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    Michael says:

    I wonder if we see people like Richard Shelby and Haley Barbour – that is, GOP politicians with foreign automobile assembly plants in their districts – jumping on board with this.

    Absolutely. I’d like to see at least one Dem stand up and point out how much of a subsidy those foreign makers got from anti-Union (in more ways than one) states so they can compete with American car makers, all while they whimper about aid to manufacturers.

    Let Corker stammer his way out of that one.

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    Elie says:

    The insanity is largely being experienced outside of the MSM coverage, unfortunately. The MSM is not cataloguing teh crazy as comprehensively as bloggistan — so the extremity of it all is escaping the average citizen for the most part.

    Are there no sane, intelligent Republicans remaining? Really — wtf — I say that I am not surprised, but I am…how long can this go on?

  38. 38
    Greg says:

    Rush is on to something

    “This is an untold story, by the way. Of course, the government-controlled media is not gonna report anything like this but there are a lot of people who are not going to buy from Chrysler or General Motors as long as it is perceived Barack Obama is running it, because people do not want his policy to work here because this is antithetical to the American economic way of life.”

    Yes, anything run by Barack Obama must be boycotted! Boycott the libraries, boycott the post office, boycott the highway system! Boycott all services run by Barack Obama! Boycott the schools, mass transit, boycott safe food! (from now on, we will only eat food imported – directly – from countries that have no formal food safety oversight!

    This will be fun!

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    raff says:

    They aren’t trying to keep a consistant meme. They are trying to keep a consistant state of panic/anger.

    Perhaps, but I think it’s just the standard republican MO — just keep throwing any crazy bullshit out there until something sticks.

    If, after a week or two of hammering a meme & it hasn’t ‘stuck’, then they’ll just move on to another batshit-crazy accusation. It doesn’t matter if the new meme contradicts their last meme — conservatives are remarkably adept at ignoring their own hypocrisy/inconsistency.

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    Death By Mosquito Truck says:

    I think what we’ve had here is a little social concern in Washington. The media has been very desirous that a black president do well. There is a little hope invested in Obama, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of the country that he didn’t deserve.

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    Bubblegum Tate says:

    @David

    Sarah Palin is going on Hannity tonight to unveil the new meme. Her topic will be:

    The Government wants to control you.

    Christ, talk about wingnut catnip.

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    Tsulagi says:

    “Republican dealerships were unfairly targeed! Let’s kill the survivors!”

    Brilliant.

    Okay, at first glance it just seems like more of the everyday nuttian stupid. Looking a little deeper, there may be some hidden high-level wingnut analysis and strategeric thinking at play.

    Obviously, Obama has targeted the true red Republican dealerships. That means the remaining dealers, while most supportive of the R-party, must be RINOs. Boycott them! Purity time, bitches. They did the math, they can’t be fooled again.

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    bayville says:

    …And the Bi-Polar Express rolls on.

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    bob h says:

    I’m guessing most of the contractors you see in GMC trucks with the Semper Fi and We Support Our Troops decals are Republicans, but I doubt many are going to go for this shit. I’m guessing a lot of them might be looking at another GM truck for patriotic reasons, and they are going to see the advocates of this boycott for the sick loons they are.

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    Calouste says:

    @raff:

    Perhaps, but I think it’s just the standard republican MO —just keep throwing any crazy bullshit out there until something sticks.

    If, after a week or two of hammering a meme & it hasn’t ‘stuck’, then they’ll just move on to another batshit-crazy accusation. It doesn’t matter if the new meme contradicts their last meme—conservatives are remarkably adept at ignoring their own hypocrisy/inconsistency.

    Orwell in Nineteen Eighty Four about doublethink:

    The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them….To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies — all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth.

    Describes the whole process perfectly.

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    Da Bomb says:

    If we are lucky, we will a pictogram or a pie chart with no numerical data. But somehow it will describe how boycotting GM will save America from that muslim Obama.

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    Nothing quite like the eternal bullshit of the wingnut mind to make little hay late on a Monday afternoon. Who is Jim Carrey going to play in that movie?

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    @raff:

    Perhaps, but I think it’s just the standard republican MO —just keep throwing any crazy bullshit out there until something sticks.

    The Mel Brooks school of comedy, applied to politics?

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    Loneoak says:

    This may have already been pointed out on the previous thread, but I’m too lazy to read it. As the biggest investor in GM, like it or not, a boycott would only hurt US taxpayers by driving down the stock price and prolonging the government’s role. If Rush actually believed conservative principles, he would be telling all of his listeners to buy only GM vehicles so we would get more of our invested money back and get the hell out of GM. Advocating for the boycott is like advocating we all go out and flush 200-some dollars down the toilet so Barack Obama will look like a poopy-head.

    Of course the only thing we can count on wingnuts to be consistent about is their hideous misunderstandings of economics and public policy, but this one really takes the cake.

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    Ann B. Nonymous says:

    @Morbo

    The NFL is socialist. That’s right, my friends. The NFL is socialist. Sport commissar Pierre Rozelle from the University of San Francisco imposed revenue sharing on this all-American man’s game in the 1960s. My friends, do you want your revenue — your hard-earned dollar — shared with any Elton, Keyshawn or Tyrone that comes along, just because he plays football? I say no. I say, HELL NO. Am I right?

    The solution, my friends? BOYCOTT IT. That’s right, my friends: boycott the NFL.

  52. 52

    @Michael:

    What will Sen Bob Corker (R-Japan), Sen Dick Shelby (R-Japan/Korea/Germany) and Sen Jim DeMint (R-Germany)

    You give these countries way too little credit. All three of those gents are R-Idiotistan.

  53. 53
    asiangrrlMN says:

    Damn. raff beat me to the “throw shit and see what sticks” theory.

    Plus, ha! Funny one, Ann B. Nonymous. Yeah, right. Boycotting the NFL. Nah. Ganna. Happen.

  54. 54
    Origuy says:

    Anheuser-Busch is now owned by a company in that soçialist waffle-loving Belgium. Boycott Budweiser.

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    gex says:

    Do you think I can make some decent cash with my new “Buy Foreign” bumper sticker?

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    gex says:

    @NonyNony: Is this a good time to mention recent psych studies that showed debunking a myth causes self-identified conservatives to hold on to the myth more strongly? It’s a bit like how they can watch Archie Bunker and feel affirmed.

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    Fulcanelli says:

    @The Grand Panjandrum: Michael Goldfarb.
    SATSQ.

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    Blue Raven says:

    @The Grand Panjandrum: Who Jim Carrey gets to play has been answered. It strikes me that Eddie Murphy’s recent work has him brilliantly prepared to play Rush Limbaugh. Bonus points enabled for seeing how the Republicans would react to his whiteface shtick.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    “You know, I seem to think this leaves them a perfect target for some good old fashioned ratfucking.”

    The theory that this is already happening would explain a lot. At the very least, spreading the idea that this already happening will make them trust each other even less.

    There are 9/11-Truthers who will tell you that Teh Gubmint seeded the first 9/11-Truther sites in order to guarantee gubmint control of the Search! for! Answers!

    Mirrors within mirrors, dude! And turtles all the way down!

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    Brian Griffin says:

    If they’re successful, it will actually make GM cars cool again.

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    burnspbesq says:

    Saw “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” on a billboard driving home tonight. Interstate 5, southbound side, a couple of miles south of downtown LA.

    Today is the 60th anniversary of the publication of 1984.

    Somehow, those events are connected. I’m trying to figure it out.

  62. 62
    Stuart says:

    Let’s see now – Rush says to boycott GM while Hannity pitches for Cadillac on the next show. Wingnut wars anyone?

    Pass the popcorn!

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    Mike says:

    I’m guessing most of the contractors you see in GMC trucks with the Semper Fi and We Support Our Troops decals are Republicans, but I doubt many are going to go for this shit. I’m guessing a lot of them might be looking at another GM truck for patriotic reasons, and they are going to see the advocates of this boycott for the sick loons they are.

    I’m guessing they’ll be buying Fords, and the government take over of GM will be part of the reason.

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    jehrler says:

    Forget GM.

    Rush should be encouraging his listeners to boycott the military and stop reporting for duty.

    Obama is in charge of the largest military in the world, with a bazillion guns and missiles and tanks and bazookas, and it is just waiting for his orders to do his bidding!11OMG!!!

    And did I mention their black helicopters…

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    Donald G says:

    But, Rush, “what’s good for General Motors is good for America”. Why do you hate America, Rush? Why?

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    Ken says:

    Comrade Kevin (responding to “just keep throwing any crazy bullshit out there until something sticks.”) said:

    The Mel Brooks school of comedy, applied to politics?

    No; though Brooks’ jokes did come fast and furious, and some of them missed, he generally had a plot and a sense of comedic timing. The current thrashing from the Republicans is more like Friedberg and Seltzer’s kitchen-sink method, and the results are as incoherent.

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