President Noynoy Aquino shows he is at his best when campaigning and not when working

Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III is reportedly the subject of a complaint filed by officials of Anakpawis party-list to Commissions on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. BS Aquino is being accused of blatantly using bribes to buy votes for his “Team PNoy” for the coming mid-term elections in May 2013.

Campaigns are the only truly serious order of business for BS Aquino.
Campaigns are the only truly serious order of business for BS Aquino.
Apparently, the President along with Liberal Party candidates was seen distributing PhilHealth medical insurance cards to the public during their recent campaign rallies in Bohol. Unfortunately, Chairman Brillantes chose to dismiss the complaints and defended BS Aquino by saying that there is nothing wrong with the handing out of said medical cards. But of course there is something wrong not just with the handing out of taxpayer-funded benefits like PhilHealth cards during rallies, there is also something wrong with the picture of a head of state joining campaign rallies for his party mates running for positions in government.

In the first place, where does President BS Aquino find the time to travel to rallies held out of town? Doesn’t he have enough on his plate to make him think twice about leaving the office for days like he was some sort of sales agent? The President obviously enjoys going out and meeting his celebrity-obsessed supporters during these sorties. He could be getting addicted to the validation he gets when his screaming fans treat him like a rock star. They say insecure people constantly need validation of their existence especially when they don’t have a lot going for them. Most of us know that the only thing going for BS Aquino is his unwavering popularity with the irrational crowd. And most of us know that the media owned and operated by his friends and relatives is the only thing propping up his popularity.

Come to think of it, BS Aquino hasn’t stopped being on campaign mode since he decided to run for the Presidency in 2009. And when I say campaign mode, I mean he still feels the need to give out feel-good motherhood statements even after three years in office. He has a lot of nerve to still make promises. Never mind that most of his promises have yet to materialize.

There are so many issues plaguing the country today but unfortunately, President BS Aquino only has time to make some light statements about them because his priority is campaigning for candidates who swear allegiance to the Yellow ribbon. Not even a standoff in Sabah between Malaysian forces and 100-armed Filipinos claiming to represent the Sulu Sultanate can stop the President from campaigning. The best BS Aquino could do to settle the standoff was to issue a threat to slap tax evasion charges against the heirs to the sultanate for non-payment of income tax payable associated with lease payments they are said to be receiving from the Malaysian government.

And not even the thought of a looming potential failure in elections due to claims that Smartmatic failed to include eight minor enhancements in the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines that will be used in the mid-term elections can distract BS Aquino from his campaigning. I guess it is not in BS Aquino’s best interests to highlight the fact that the same machines used to count the votes in the Presidential election in 2010 were defective, lest the people realize that he may not be the real winner after all this time.

Going back to Comelec Chairman Brillantes, what’s up with that guy? He has admitted to being an IT illiterate. No wonder he always seems to be on defense mode when doubts are raised as to the reliability of the PCOS machines. What’s even more bizarre is the fact that his agency is fully aware of the machines’ deficiencies but is refusing to do something about it until the election is over. What’s the point in correcting a potential threat to the credibility of the election process after the election is done? Here’s what he had to say:

“Pwede naming idemanda ang Smartmatic kasi nasa option-to-purchase contract namin yong mga enhancements. Dapat ibigay nila,” he said.

But if the poll body decides to go to court, this has to wait until after the May 13 elections for which it is busy preparing, Brillantes said.

Gees…it’s not like the election was only announced a few months ago. A lot of people have been pointing out the problems with the machines since 2010 but Comelec has been dismissing those concerns. When Brillantes finally admitted to the existence of these problems, there was still a catch – he’s now saying it is too late to fix them! It is not enough to stress again that President BS Aquino doesn’t seem to care about the problem with the PCOS machines. It could be because he might be an IT illiterate as well and can only scratch his head when his staff bring up the subject “source code” or even just the word “machine”.

In another rally in Cebu, President BS Aquino asked the audience to give him “more allies in the Senate who will not stand in the way of the administration’s programs.”

“Imbis na tumulong sa pagsagwan baka sila naman ay magsilbing angkla para hindi tayo maka-usad (Instead of helping us row, some candidates might be like anchors who will keep us from moving forward),” President Aquino said.

Well, the President seems to think that his political party holds the monopoly on great ideas. It’s bad enough that he doesn’t welcome opposing views; what’s worse is that he has a reputation for strong-arming the other branches of government into doing what he wants.

A sign of a healthy democracy is when the government welcomes members of the political opposition. A great leader would be open to listening to all arguments from different political parties. And, likewise, a truly charismatic leader would use his wit and intelligence to persuade the public including the opposition to agree with his views without using bribes or sanctions that may include the denial of pork barrel funds, just like what happened during the signing of the impeachment complaints against former Chief Justice Renato Corona as pointed out by defense witness, Congressman Toby Tiangco during the impeachment trial in 2012.

Unfortunately, BS Aquino doesn’t seem to know how democracy truly works. It appears he thinks that for his “Daang Matuwid” to succeed, members of Congress should all come from the Liberal Party – his party. He might as well abolish the other branches of government because what he envisions, it seems, is a one-party state system or an authoritarian state.

The problem here is that BS Aquino is no Lee Kuan Yew. BS Aquino’s priorities do not even serve to benefit the majority of Filipinos. Just look at where he wasted three years of his six-year term: to the incarceration of former President Gloria Arroyo, to the removal of Renato Corona from the Supreme Court, to the continuous persecution of GMA, and to campaigning for Liberal Party candidates. He could have done a lot of things really, if he wasn’t too preoccupied with exacting revenge against his perceived political enemies. Now we see that he is not even beyond using PhilHealth cards to buy votes. There is no limit to how low BS Aquino would go to just to get what he wants.

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Gogs
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Yes always about promoting. Never about results. I include his life before the presidency. That’s what he was and he is totally comfortable being that now. In his mind he is justified by “the voice of the people”. He is always about his own slant and his family’s slant and not the nation’s. As others like Bengn0 have pointed about. That obnoxious yellow ribbon. The L sign stands for “Loser” .

eduardo
Guest

L is for Laban

eduardo
Guest

The gesture was popular in 1983 during the funeral of Ninoy Aquino, and in the People Power Revolution in 1986, and it became popular again during the funeral of Tita Cory.

StopDrinkingVirility
Guest

And there you go again bringing up the Aquino Magic and Hype. Originally, it still stands for “loser”.

Fact is only fools and losers like you would believe in the Aquino Hype Machine. Just ask Tyler Durden. 🙂

Johnny Derp
Guest

You have definitely shot yourself in the foot again eduardo. How many times do we have to tell you that you aren’t convincing us of your president’s greatness?

Gogs
Member

Eduardo ! I had a few sleepless nights thinking the Palace cyber trolls forgot about us in GRP. Or did they cut back your hours? Maybe they had you on Bimby duty.

Snooki
Guest

@Eduardo:

“L” stands for “Luisita,” the hacienda the Aquinos always fight and die (no, probably not die) for at the expense of Filipinos & innocent poor farmers. (Credits to a certain FB “Justin JC Case”)

Useful information just for you, you dumb f**k.

Thomas Jefferson
Guest

L is for Linlangin and Lokohin.

Johnny Derp
Guest

@Eduardo a.k.a stupid malacanang troll

L stands for
LOSER
Liar
leery
lousy
lazy
late
lame
lawless
loathsome
lowlife

Funny thing is that these words definitely describe your precious “leader”

Gogs
Member

Noynoy was not part of Laban. Well the guy did nothing. So he has to do something. Making L signs, even a two year old can do that. Noynoy was as part of Laban as I was a part of Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers.

Libertas
Guest

P-noy could also show some sensitivity, and do some work, by reviewing the atimonan massacre report, which he, and ochoa, clearly want to bury, especially during the election period.

eduardo
Guest

PNoy needs more time to make a decision about it.

StopDrinkingVirility
Guest

Until he shrugged it off… 😛

Lord Chimera
Guest

More time my foot. Why he needs is more attention span to say the least.

MidwayHaven
Guest

Three years as president was more than ample time for the president to act on both economic and social issues. To say that he needs “more time” shows only incompetence on his part to actually manage his priorities.

Johnny Derp
Guest

@eduardo
You say Aquino needs more time? More time for what? To take more naps? To play more ps3 with josh and bimby? To hide his true sexuality? To hide in the closet wearing his yellow pajamas while clutching his yellow teddy bear?

You say Aquino needs more time? Well i’ve got news for you, he has already wasted three years and you still say he needs more time? You gotta be f*cking kidding us if you think we would still give him our trust in running this country.

eduardo
Guest

If PNoy is best in campaigning and not in working, why did the Philippine GDP grew more than our neighbor countries? Why are the people satisfied with his performance? I think you’re only making an assumption, that won’t work.

tehot
Guest

many people are not satisfied with his performance, and please dont bring up surveys from firms owned by his relatives.

Lord Chimera
Guest

“Assumption” so sayeth the troll. Do not talk to us about “assumptions” when all you can do is malign and offer no refute to our “assumptions”

scarletpro
Guest

new alias!! haha

Johnny Derp
Guest

No matter how many aliases that dumb f**k uses, he is always at a disadvantage here since he is outnumbered.

Amir Al Bahr
Guest

Man, the English of these trolls may be improving (slightly), but their stupidity has not

Felipe
Guest
Hoist eduardong pulpol, pinagyayabang mo na kaagad yang GDP eh dapat nga dyan mas malaki pa dahil napakalaki pa rin ang dapat ihabol natin sa ibang mga bansa. Nations who’re bigger and more successful don’t measure success by just looking at GDP, since theirs would move more slowly—eh malaki na kasi sila, at karamihan sa kanila nasa first-world na. GDP is just growth, but we should ask how much of our economy still depends on other countries through our OFWs. You cannot emphasize this and neglect the real pressing problems in our country. Wala naman yang GDP dahil alipores lang… Read more »
Trosp
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@eduardo Don’t you have any shred of shame in claiming that our GDP improved because of Penoy? It grew from 2011 3.9% to 2012 6.6% and you’re crediting it to Penoy! Jeez,from what planet are you living? Here’s our GDP prior to Penoy’s – Our GDP Performance 2010 GMA/Penoy Governance 1st Q (Jan to Mar) 7.8% (strong start-under GMA’s watch) 2nd Q (Apr to Jun) 8.2% (attributed to election but still under GMA,s watch) 3rd Q (Jul to Sep) 6.3% (strong decline under Penoy’s watch) 4th Q (Oct to Dec) 7.1% (recovering under Penoy’s watch) And has declined to 3.9%… Read more »
Libertas
Guest
Some other issues the electorate need to remember about this noynoying incompetent and his kkk – the worst of the worst p-noy – 3 years of doing and achieving nothing, except lining the pockets of hus friends and backers Privatisation of hospitals – a death knell for the poor Closed bidding – philippine orthopeadic center (5.6 billion) – why!!! PPP – failed strategy Derailed FoI – so much for transparency Cybercrime bill – tried to turn it into big brother Puno arms scandal – no punishments Ochoa 100 million house – quietly forgetten Llamas dvd’s and ak47 – p-noys communist… Read more »
Lord Chimera
Guest

Nicely put Libertas. Now lets see how these Yellow trolls react to that.

OnesimusUnbound
Guest

I think they’ll say something like this

Pnoy supporters > at least 6.6% ang GDP!!!!!

Johnny Derp
Guest

Eto ang sasabihin ko sa yellow trolls,
6.6 GDP nga, RAMDAM BA ng mga tao ang epekto niyan?

Libertas
Guest

i dont think they will say anything.
beyond hypocritical slogans they have no logic, independent thought or answers. cowardly so yellow is a good color for them.

Johnny Saint
Guest

And the list just keeps getting longer. We’ll be adding campaign violations soon, starting with the distribution of PhilHealth cards as bribes.

Meanwhile the FOI bill remains in limbo. (Although given Malacañang’s insertions, that might not be such a bad thing.)

Lord Chimera
Guest

Well you could say that BSA sabotaged the FOI bill by making sure it’s doesn’t pass or that is so Yellow-altered that we don’t want it. Admittedly it is a sound strategy and it’s called a “Xanatos Gambit” regardless of whether the bill is passed or not BSA wins.

Thomas Jefferson
Guest

The “great leader” of the Republic was called a dictator by many people. It is not about the people, the country, the constitution and the flag. It is all about I, Me, Myself. It is all about wearing different masks and deceiving the people.

eduardo
Guest

If PNoy is a dictator, we are not a democracy now.

StopDrinkingVirility
Guest

This is certainly isn’t our current democracy. The people make a spectator sport of it, turn into a mob when it goes haywire and lay reason to do such an act as ‘people power’. I guess not following the process and being orderly and upstanding citizens is not ‘people power’ as well eh?

aaaaa
Guest

Feels more like a dictatorship masquerading as a democracy, to me.

Libertas
Guest

i would say the philippines is a feudal oligarchy masquerading as a democracy, wrapped up in dictatorship, and tied with a ribbon of hypocricy.
election campaigns are simply trapos bearing bribes. beware – remember the greeks!

Gogs
Member

What color is that ribbon of hypocracy?

Libertas
Guest

tie the yellow ribbon around the old pork barrel

Libertas
Guest

Actually could make the basis of an ad

Expectant child unwrapping nicely wrapped present/gift box, only to be disappointed that inside it is empty.

Tears
Strapline – ‘ empty promises also do not feed empty stomachs’

OnesimusUnbound
Guest

. . . And most people living huxleyan society – the wowwowwee kind.

http://mrscounts.edublogs.org/files/2013/02/Amusing-Ourselves-to-Death-Orwell-Versus-Huxley-16rxl0j.pdf

pogi
Guest

Huwag na iboto mga trapos & senatongs. Ito subukan natin:

Senatorial Candidates 2013

Social Justice Society:
Samson Alcantara

Democratic Party of the Philippines:
Greco Belgica
Baldomero Falcone
Christian Señeres

Ang Kapatiran Party:
Rizalito David
John Carlos de los Reyes
Marwil Llasos

Independent:
Edward Hagedorn

UNA:
Richard Gordon
Mitos Magsaysay
Migz Zubiri

sorry guys if i’m naligaw…

Johnny Saint
Guest

I actually agree with the choice of Richard Gordon. Maybe add Edward Hagedorn.

Libertas
Guest
Dick gordon is generally one of the strong candidates, but when i look at the list of senatorial candidates i genuinely struggle to find 2-3 who are very good, and only another 3-4 who might be ok/worth giving a chance, so the system, as reflected by the current senators, means 50% plus of the dross, are still going to get elected, due to a low quality of candidates from the outset, and a gene pool governed by the financial muscle or the trapo families. If a country can elect a lazy, stupid crook like lito lapid into the senate then… Read more »
StopDrinkingVirility
Guest

Fact: eduardo is a BIGGER IDIOT.

The likes of your kind are killing the Philippines. Truth is that Gordon is never considered a TRAPO since he’s a hard worker. Mas mayabang si eduardo because Gordon is, after all, speaking the truth.

EPIC FAIL. 😛

eduardo
Guest

Here are my candidates:

Juan Edgardo Angara
Bam Aquino
Alan Peter Cayetano
Francis Escudero
Risa Hontiveros
Loren Legarda
Ramon Magsaysay, Jr.
Aquilino Pimentel III
Grace Poe
Antonio Trillanes IV
Cynthia Villar
Nancy Binay

StopDrinkingVirility
Guest

Man, the list sucks. Most of them are actually TRAPOS and few of them are arrogant opportunists.

OWNED.

Libertas
Guest

thanks for the list of who not to vote for.
as someone who clearly knows nothing about politics your ‘endorsement’ is a death knell

Johnny Saint
Guest

Practically every last one of these are families who have been in the business of the legislature for decades. Their parents have never fulfilled anything with the platforms they’ve been using and re-using for years. And here they are again extolling the virtues of their political dynasties.

You’d have to be completely delusional to buy into their lies.

Johnny Derpj
Guest

There’s no way I will vote for those yellow pricks. Your propaganda is starting to look very very pathetic. Zero votes for the LP.

Trosp
Guest

So this eduardo will vote for asshole Trillanes.

No wonder…

Trosp
Guest

We’ll I don’t have problem with the 3 UNA candidates.

They might only be the three to whom I would cast my senatorial vote.

pogi
Guest
Even before the 2010 election, we have been saying that the PCOS has been tampered, the Automated Election Process has been bought by a wealthy and powerful group. That was the final step in grabbing power. The foundations of Daang Matuwid began when Arroyo flatly denied Cory’s request to exclude Hacienda Luisita from agrarian reform. Cory vowed to bring down Arroyo. Cory allied with anyone who wanted to see Arroyo fall from grace, that included Erap’s bloc and every opportunity seeking politician. Meanwhile, GMA, isolated in her position as President, continued to hold the reigns of government. It was she… Read more »
Felipe
Guest

Wow! Yang si AbNoy, mga Cojuangco-Aquino, sila Brillantes, Jose Abad, Drilon, etc.—ngayon pa lang nangingitim na mga buto nyan—sunog na kaluluwa ng mga iyan wala pa sila sa impyerno. Hindi natutulog ang Diyos. Their selfish ambitions know no limit.

RF Garcia
Guest

..”.why did the Philippine GDP grew.”..There goes again that nauseating grammar of that palace defender/propagandist Eduardo. I do not know why GRP allows him to propagate his inanities. The legion of GRP readers might pick up his Tarzan English and make that their career. Just as the TV newscasters are able to spread wrong grammar Eduardo can have a very bad influence on our young people.

benign0
Admin

Yeah, unfortunately bad grammar like bad manners isn’t a crime. 😉

Lord Chimera
Guest

Think of Eduardo as a specimen or example. When one compares his comments to others here who have a discerning and intelligent mind one can see that he has no real substance in his acts.

Libertas
Guest
‘I think – no, I’m positive – that eduardo is the most uneducated troll I have ever encountered. In the time he has polluted cyberspace with his inanity and profanity, he has demonstrated every negative characteristic known to man, and even discovered a few new ones. He is emotionally stunted, intellectually retarded, possesses a void in place of a brain, is morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive, selfish, stupid, has no taste, a lousy sense of humour and most probably smells. He may well be the missing link connecting baboons to orangutans in the chain of evolution ( no offence intended –… Read more »
Libertas
Guest
Campaigning in the philippine elections A mix of pantomime, fairy stories, and gangster movies. So kris ‘motormouth’ aquino cannot resist keeping quiet, out of the limelight, and out of politics, and announces she will campaign for her not so secret crush, chiz ‘jug ears’ escudero. A match made in joke heaven. They will take their pantomime show on the road in may, and enact a modern version of the classic j.m. barrie allegory, ‘peter pan’ – ( original stage play title – “the boy who wouldn’t grow up” – and judging by escudero’s ridiculous twitter avatar, he is peter pan… Read more »
eduardo
Guest

Wait, you talked about Lolong. Why is misfortune on the largest crocodile in the world instead of the jailed ex-president that brought disgrace to our country?

StopDrinkingVirility
Guest

Heheh, the Aquino-Cojuangco clan is a bigger crocodile compared to Arroyo. Just accept the fact that you’re just dumb.

eduardo is indeed, a DISGRACE. 😛

Libertas
Guest

eduardo shows why education, and going to university is so important.
without it you end up as a desperate troll and devoid of opinion, knowledge, and any respect

Libertas
Guest

you clearly dont understand english, satire, politics, or the point so can only make a fatuous comment. par for the course, and as a representative of the yellow cult a vivid example of why p-noy is up sh#t creek without a paddle

aaaaa
Guest

Wow, really?

Man, I bet you shake your fist while blaming GMA every time you stub your toe.

StopDrinkingVirility
Guest

Listen up peeps. I request for the deletion of eduardo’s comments, which is all pure propaganda.

Stay alert.

Libertas
Guest

agree
he has had his 15 minutes of opportunity and has become boring with no intention of making any meaningful or substantiated comment, and no doubt he and his ilk will only escalate their sloganeering without any opinions. his masters voice.

benign0
Admin

Hmmm.. ok. 🙂

yellowAbNoy
Guest

abnoy deserves to be assassinated while campaigning for his team penoy. hindi na nahiya, sa dami ng trabaho ng isang presidente, pakampanya-kampanya pa sa mga basurang katulad nya. dapat ng tigbakin si abnoy. it’s high time now na lagyan ng butas sa sintido ang mga hinayupak na iyan.

traffice2000
Guest

Inaadya na rin siguro ng tadhana na magkaroon ng sunod sunod na bagyo sa mindanao para mabigyan ng pansin ang problema nito. dahil kung hindi nagkaroon ng bagyo o kalamidad malamang tulog pa rin ang usaping ukol sa mindanao (i.e. black-out, sabah, pablo victims etc…) natutulog kasi sa kangkungan ang presidente natin eh kaya hindi maubusan ng problema at batikos sa kapalpakan ng pamumuno niya. Ni walang bahid na naging masipag sa pagiging mambabatas ng siya’y nasa congress at senate lalo na ngayon presidente siya. Maliban sa pagiging palengkero na walang sawa sa kakaputak! what a shame! kalalaking tao nagger!

ChinoF
Member

My impression of this president, whether campaigning or in the office, is that he really does little of the work. Perhaps he signs a few papers, that’s it. I think he even doesn’t make any decisions; others do it for him. Even most of the paperwork that should have been done by him is actually handled by other staff. He’ll probably just go play with Nephew Josh or with his console games.

Libertas
Guest
That is absolutely right, and the elephant in the room. P-noy has become/always was a ceremonial president, – ribbon cutting, reading prepared speeches, time for relatively unimportant trips abroad, endless campaign sorties as ‘poster boy’, late night karaoke with his ‘mates’, and hence the noynoying tag, even from those in malacanan,- he clearly is the puppet, so the question is which unelected people are the masters really running the country behind the scenes and taking the decisions. The country is so far from a democracy and moving further away as those in the shadows become more entrenched, especially with the… Read more »
Gogs
Member

Yes, correct. He is just a figure head. Sadly his cranium has just as much in it as the hair on his head. The guy was useless before the election and he is useless after it. Yet people so enthralled by his presence in our lives. Man we are dumb.

Hyden Toro
Guest

Aquino is a lazy President. He is a “bulakbol”. He has many responsibilities, and his works are there, waiting to be done. But, instead, he goes on campaigning. He is not even a candidate. What is his business in campaigning.?To save his Hacienda Luisita?
Tamad talaga , ang taong ito. He is born rich and somebody must take care of his needs.

Libertas
Guest

“Lazy people tend not to take chances, but express themselves by tearing down other’s work.”
Ann

Stupid people annoy me, lazy people annoy me, hypocricy annoys me, bad leadership annoy me.
P-noy manages the feat of combining all four characteristics, so he really p!sses me off

Despair
Member

I just can’t comprehend why do these trolls decide to post nonsense on this kind of topic. Really, it is well-timed for them to strike back. Of all the threads to troll and they chose to defend their “all-holy” AbNoy..

So this is happening to the campaign period of the Administration party, huh? Seems legit for someone who is incompetent enough to set aside his daily job and go run to advertise his trapo candidates.

Sorry I don’t watch TV these days. It’s just now that I had knowledge with this, uhh, event. 🙂

Libertas
Guest
People need to remember that the LP is a small party, hence their difficulty in getting any genuine LP candidates for 2013 mid-term elections, but they now have unlimited money and have put their nodding dogs in the key positions – comelec,SC, Ombudsman, so all the effort of the administration is, and has been since day 1, focussed on retaining power in 2016, not working for the country. The elections are more like marketing and selling a brand of soap powder. Gloss to hide dross. Style but no substance. Personality not policy. No doubt kris aquino will be on board… Read more »
Libertas
Guest

An honest politician is as rare as an ugly girl in a sports car.

Libertas
Guest

if p-noy gets control of senate then arch turncoat drilon will become senate president and the country will have meekly given away democracy, freedoms, and will pay a heavy price, socially and economically for being apathetic and subservient.

Libertas
Guest
Until the cojuangco-aquinos are out of politics including the media and political prostitute kris aquino, the dumb bum bam aquino, and every other brain impaired or self interested family member then democracy can hardly get out of the delivery room, let alone grow and mature. To the aquino’s it is a monopolistic business run for profit and self exposure. The whole family has done nothing other than promote the brand – no advocacies, no achievements. Stole land through a financial scam and then massacred people to keep it Now playing legal games to keep what is not even theirs Harboured… Read more »
OnesimusUnbound
Guest

Including the one who combined the yellow ribbon with the “walis tingting” (stickbroom).

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