Did Attorney Gen. Eric Holder Suffer a Panic Attack?

Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder

Yesterday, news broke that Attorney General of the U.S. Eric Holder suffered chest pains, palpitations (rapid heartbeat) and shortness of breath during a Justice Dept. meeting. My initial thought was that Holder suffered a panic attack. Especially after it was revealed that doctors gave him medication to “return his heartbeat to normal” then discharged him. If his condition was all that serious he would have been hospitalized, if only to monitor him overnight.

Of course, at 63, he could also be diagnosed with any number of heart ailments such as Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Angina, Congestive Heart failure, mild heart attack, etc. But based on his symptoms — and the fact that hundreds of black pastors are calling for his impeachment — I think he suffered a panic attack.

Apparently, The Hufffington Post does, too.

A Huffington Post contributor just happened to write a post about panic attacks one day after Holder fell ill with one.

If you’ve ever suffered from a panic attack, you may find solace in the fact that you aren’t alone (panic disorders affect approximately 6 million American adults per year). But for those of us who haven’t suffered from the heart-stopping fear, we may not be able to empathize with how you’re feeling. The disconnect can make anxiety and panic disorders harder to deal with for both the sufferer and their loved ones, leaving both parties feeling more hopeless.

In order to create a better understanding, we asked our Twitter and Facebook communities to share with us what it truly feels like to be engulfed in a panic attack.

Take a look at some of their responses below:

“Having a panic attack is terrifying. You feel like you have no control at the time to stop feeling [like] and thinking [that] you are about to die.” — Anne Wolfe Levinsky

“Had one jogging … panicked, [my] hands distorted and [my] face had pins and needles. Couldn’t control breathing and had to lie on footpath. I thought I was having a heart attack. Terrifying.” — Fiona Ludeke

“[Your] heart races, [your] body freezes up and you are definitely not in control.” — Lynne Erickson

“[A panic attack is] a sudden and intense irrational fear that you are about to die. Heart racing, palpitations, mind racing, complete and utter terror that you’re about to shut off. It’s like your sympathetic nervous system (fight-or-flight) goes from 0 percent to 100 percent in a matter of seconds. You feel like you’ve lost your mind and lost control of your body.” — Peter Jackson

“The earth spins, your heart pounds and you feel numb. I can always feel one coming by the tingle in my toes. Nothing can stop it. It’s a terrifying and debilitating experience that separates you from reality in a matter of seconds, then returns you with a piece of your sanity missing.” — Lisa Jones

“Everything physical feels out of control: pounding heart, shaking, sweating all over, overwhelming desire to ‘get away,’ teariness… the worst feeling ever.” — Fiona Floyd

“I used to have them regularly. It was such a feeling of dread and desperation. You feel as if no one person or thing in the world can help you. It is absolute terror and feels like you are trapped with no way of escaping the awful feelings.” — Jennifer Stenning

“[You’re] pale in the face, heart racing, about to faint, blurred vision and short of air.” — Greta Catalina

“Racing heart, tunnel vision, numbness, cold sweat, gasping for air, depersonalization. Pretty much on death’s doorstep.” — Taylore Frasnelly

“[You have] depersonalisation, a fuzzy head, cold limbs, pins and needles, [you’re] light headed, [have a] pounding heart [and] waves of stomach-turning panic.” — Joanne Pritchard

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97 Responses to “Did Attorney Gen. Eric Holder Suffer a Panic Attack?”

  1. 1

    :thinking: no telling hope he feels better though

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    Want no parts of this.

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    goat76 says:

    It happens when you hit some fiyah ass weed. You get to tripping for a second, but you’ll be skrait.

  4. 4
    Skin Tags says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    :thinking: no telling hope he feels better though

    Me too. They put these brothas through so much :smack:

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    Buttercup says:

    I thought that I had experienced a panic attack once. After reading those descriptions, it was just a surge of adrenaline.

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    JuanHustle says:

    I’ve suffered a panic attack once. It was during an earthquake. I think the fact of me never experiencing an earthquake before started it. Those descriptions above are very true. It’s like a “you’re here, but you’re not here” feeling if that makes sense. Zero control.

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    Afiya says:

    With all the shyt they give him it’s a wonder he ain’t have a heart attack too :cry:

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    Afiya says:

    I felt like that a time or two, had to tell myself to put one foot in front of the other, but than I remembered….I was HIGH :smack:

    :grill:

  9. 9

    I have them about once a year :eek:

    Now, I just try to calm myself, but at first I thought I was beginning to :ghost:

    Some folks have them daily! That’s got to be Awful… :no: smh

  10. 10

    “But based on his symptoms — and the fact that hundreds of black pastors are calling for his impeachment — I think he suffered a panic attack.”

    _________________________

    Even if it was a panic attack, I seriously doubt that it was due to a bunch of flock fleecers trying to threaten his employment status. :rolleyes:

  11. 11

    Goat, the :smoke: keeps me :cool: and keeps them away #imadethatlastpartupithink :lol:

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    goat76 says:

    I remember, it was my first time hitting some DRO. Man that shat had me looking in the mirror, splashing water on my face… Lol that shat is funny now, but I was tripping hard then.

  13. 13
    Buttercup says:

    I was HIGH :smack:
    ========
    I asked my mom if she ever did drugs, and I was shocked when she admitted to it. She said she only smoked weed a couple of times. She and her best friend were freaking out because they “felt like they were walking on clouds” so they were holding on to each other while they were trying to walk. She said she kept begging for my daddy to help her, but he thought it was entertaining. My dad laughing at my mom :ha:

  14. 14

    All mines lasted under 40 seconds :yes:

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    Goat, the :smoke: keeps me :cool: and keeps them away #imadethatlastpartupithink :lol:
    —————-
    Say you don’t :eek:

  16. 16

    I asked my mom if she ever did drugs, and I was shocked when she admitted to it
    ————–
    My mama so square, my peeps call it dope :hahaha:

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    :sissyclaws at Chris Bosh: Oh no you must be MISTAKEN cause D Wade asked me to be his BRIDEMAID :nun: says:

    I don’t have your email! I gave you MY email!
    ———-
    And I emailed you :angry: or somebody … Go check it :waiting:

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    :sissyclaws at Chris Bosh: Oh no you must be MISTAKEN cause D Wade asked me to be his BRIDEMAID :nun: says:

    @Fay. The hair is layer Hunty :nun; I will post it or show you later :cell:
    Not YOU tho. :nono:

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    goat76 says:

    <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

    I have them about once a year :eek:
    Now, I just try to calm myself, but at first I thought I was beginning to :ghost:
    Some folks have them daily! That’s got to be Awful… :no: smh
    ————–
    Only happened twice that I could remember. Second time, just had a nice session. So I gets up to go to the store or something, and walking to my care, it hits me. Vision got blurry, felt like I couldn't breathe, heart pounding, sweating n shat. I get in my car, crank that A/C on full blast and let the seat back. 5-10 minutes later I was gucci.

  20. 20

    When luvie fonted this yesterday I suggested an anxiety attack… :shrug:

    hope he gets better.

  21. 21
    Who Dat says:

    19 yo is at the Africans getting her hair braided. Said some bish done turned the party OUT…the girl told them not to braid up her widows peak…not only did they braid it…they got FOUR braids out of it.

    :crying1:

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    goat76 says:

    IsThisThingOn… :cool: Mic Check 1-2, 1-2 says:

    “But based on his symptoms — and the fact that hundreds of black pastors are calling for his impeachment — I think he suffered a panic attack.”
    _________________________
    Even if it was a panic attack, I seriously doubt that it was due to a bunch of flock fleecers trying to threaten his employment status. :rolleyes:
    ———————-
    Obama pulled out the new Loud Pak, and Holder, He wasn’t ready! Getting greedy wit it.

  23. 23

    goat76 says:

    <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:
    I have them about once a year :eek:
    Now, I just try to calm myself, but at first I thought I was beginning to :ghost:
    Some folks have them daily! That’s got to be Awful… :no: smh
    ————–
    Only happened twice that I could remember. Second time, just had a nice session. So I gets up to go to the store or something, and walking to my care, it hits me. Vision got blurry, felt like I couldn't breathe, heart pounding, sweating n shat. I get in my car, crank that A/C on full blast and let the seat back. 5-10 minutes later I was gucci.
    )_______________

    I had that before, I remember … I was in south dekalb mall chile…. I thought my friend was going to have to call the ambulance…. I was so damn :cool: :phew: chile sweating and shyt …… lawd all I could think about is my mom coming to hospital finding out I had O'D on some damn weed :crying: chile lawd have mercy

  24. 24

    I heard this guy one time called into a radio show and was telling them how he had smoked a whole jo1nt by himself and had got so high, he called the ambulance on himself. he was like :cell: yeah, dis 911? i need y’all come get me. i just smoked a whole jo1nt by myself and i think i’m pretty sure i’m dying. y’all need to come now, check my breathing, check my pulse – i don’t have one. i’ma leave the door unlocked and lay on the couch til y’all get here, but y’all need to come now’
    he said they took him to the ER and the prescription he thought he was getting from the dr. was just a piece of paper that said: stop getting high. :facepalm:

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    Buttercup says:

    My mama so square, my peeps call it dope :hahaha:
    =======
    I never asked my dad, but I know he’d never admit to it if he were still living. My mom’s response was, “Yeah, I smoke reefer twice.” :lol: I love that lady.

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    the girl told them not to braid up her widows peak…not only did they braid it…they got FOUR braids out of it.

    ———-
    What in the world :dead:

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    flsun99 says:

    I have panic and anxiety attacks. Not fun at all.

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    Buttercup says:

    the girl told them not to braid up her widows peak…not only did they braid it…they got FOUR braids out of it.
    =============
    :rofl: :rofl: :wail:

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    Who Dat says:

    he said they took him to the ER and the prescription he thought he was getting from the dr. was just a piece of paper that said: stop getting high.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    DOA :dead:

  30. 30

    San ah make ya dance says:

    I asked my mom if she ever did drugs, and I was shocked when she admitted to it
    ————–
    My mama so square, my peeps call it dope
    __________________

    My dad do that too….. he say “out there smoking that shyt…. yep that dope” :oldman: talk right there ….. hell every drug or anything is dope to him lmao !

  31. 31

    My dad do that too….. he say “out there smoking that shyt…. yep that dope” talk right there ….. hell every drug or anything is dope to him lmao !

    ——————–
    :rofl: Thats exactly my aunt nem

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    Who Dat says:

    Dubb19 said the girl was like “I THOUGHT I asked you NOT to braid that?” :mad:

    African braid lady: I DID NOT. I left it out. SEE?? *points*

    Dubb19 said it was LITERALLY 6-7 strands of hair that she “left out”

    Them summa bishes will braid EVERYTHING. Your fuggin iBraws if they can catch em up.

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    Who Dat says:

    19 yo is at the Africans getting her hair braided. Said some bish done turned the party OUT…the girl told them not to braid up her widows peak…not only did they braid it…they got FOUR braids out of it.

    ___________________________

    I love and hate that Dubb19 is a natural born reporter just like her mama. she ain’t had to give the last little detail (and Dubb ain’t had to bring it in here) :crying1:

  34. 34
    goat76 says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:
    lawd all I could think about is my mom coming to hospital finding out I had O’D on some damn weed :crying: chile lawd have mercy
    —————————-
    I know that feeling!! :rofl:

    LOL @ You worrying about O’Ding and your mom finding out on some damn weed.

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    goat76 says:

    IsThisThingOn… :cool: Mic Check 1-2, 1-2 says:

    I heard this guy one time called into a radio show and was telling them how he had smoked a whole jo1nt by himself and had got so high, he called the ambulance on himself. he was like :cell: yeah, dis 911? i need y’all come get me. i just smoked a whole jo1nt by myself and i think i’m pretty sure i’m dying. y’all need to come now, check my breathing, check my pulse – i don’t have one. i’ma leave the door unlocked and lay on the couch til y’all get here, but y’all need to come now’
    he said they took him to the ER and the prescription he thought he was getting from the dr. was just a piece of paper that said: stop getting high.
    —————
    Sweet Baby Jesus in a manger that don’t even know how to talk yet.

    :rofl:

  36. 36
    Buttercup says:

    lawd all I could think about is my mom coming to hospital finding out I had O’D on some damn weed :crying:
    =========
    I have the giggles today :hahaha:

  37. 37

    they got FOUR braids out of it.
    ——-
    :rofl:

  38. 38
    flsun99 says:

    Lol at the guy going to the ER. That ish was funny!
    i love this site. I get many laughs from the Roses!

  39. 39

    Obama pulled out the new Loud Pak, and Holder, He wasn’t ready! Getting greedy wit it.
    ______________________

    Allegedly!!! :chase:

    :lol:

  40. 40
    Afiya says:

    he said they took him to the ER and the prescription he thought he was getting from the dr. was just a piece of paper that said: stop getting high.

    ===
    :rofl: :crying1:

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    JerseyGirl68 says:

    I have a panic attack whenever I file my taxes. I am afraid of the IRS.

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  43. 43

    lawd all I could think about is my mom coming to hospital finding out I had O’D on some damn weed :wail:

    ______________

    Jenie, girl, if’n you don’t git on with that weed OD, smh :no: :hahaha:

  44. 44
    spiceykay says:

    My sister found out she was pregnant due to a weed induced panic attack. She came to my mama house talking about she dying, got to the ER and they said she pregnant. One of the many reasons I don’t do drugs.

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    Skin Tags says:

    JerseyGirl68 says:

    I have a panic attack whenever I file my taxes. I am afraid of the IRS.

    Co-Sign. My former crack head Mama got me caught up in all sorts of drama selling my social for cash every January :smack: Luckily I was able to fight it. The IRS aint no joke. They finally started to believe me when they saw all the bills and dept store accounts under my name. What the hell would I be doin with an account at Ashley Stewart :shrugs: Im a size 6 damnitt :tea:

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    WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink: says:

    HEEEYYYYYY YAAALLLL!!!!

    Yeah… :no: I can’t :smoke: I just know I’ll be that chick in the corner trying to laugh and cry all at the same damn time..

  49. 49

    Dubb, Goat, flsun

    if y’all in the south, y’all might actually be able to get that radio show. it’s called the bob & sheri show and i believe it’s syndicated. i have no idea how i even stumbled up on it, but once i found it, shoo! they had me rolling. it’s mainly yt folks calling in (like the young fella in the story) and they got some stories for your arse. i used to be able to pull up links to their audio archives, and that is some all day entertainment right there.

  50. 50
    Afiya says:

    Brendon :stop: lyin on your momma :spank:

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    WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink: says:

    ME: :smoke: then :bounce: and :woohoo: and :wail: all at the same time followed immediately by me in the corner talkin to the plastic plant…

  52. 52
    Afiya says:

    Is, I’m moving around Ma :yes: :wink:

  53. 53
    Afiya says:

    :rofl: @ WUT talkin’ to the plants…….so what they say?

  54. 54

    :eek: I’m going to go ahead and guess that Skin Tag is Bren :rofl:

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    :sissyclaws at Chris Bosh: Oh no you must be MISTAKEN cause D Wade asked me to be his BRIDEMAID :nun: says:

    :Ike Turner voice: I have never done narcotics
    :no: not even trees

  56. 56
    Skin Tags says:

    lyin on your momma

    :rofl:

  57. 57
    WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink: says:

    Afiya says:

    :rofl: @ WUT talkin’ to the plants…….so what they say?
    ————————————
    I think they say something like…bytch you high we aint big enough for you to hide behind….AND STOP TRYING TO WATER US! :no:

  58. 58
    goat76 says:

    WUT WUT!!!!

  59. 59
    Skin Tags says:

    Razz n Tazz n Such :kiss: says:

    :eek: I’m going to go ahead and guess that Skin Tag is Bren

    #YouLate it was already established that She is either On Break Baby, Or Mistaken :think:

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    :sissyclaws at Chris Bosh: Oh no you must be MISTAKEN cause D Wade asked me to be his BRIDEMAID :nun: says:

    My husband said he smoked once in hs.. Had the best football game of his life. Said he was running like smoka man Rickey Williams…. The next day when his high came down he found out he had broken ribs :rofl: that Nucca was getting beat out the frame but was so high UEONO :crying1:

  61. 61
    WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink: says:

    Razz n Tazz n Such :kiss: says:

    :eek: I’m going to go ahead and guess that Skin Tag is Bren :rofl:
    ————————–
    I’ve been gone a minute and instantly knew that was Bren crazyoleazz… :rofl:

    Hey Razzzz!

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    goat76 says:

    Shat, All this talk got me ready for lift off.

  63. 63
    Afiya says:

    :hahaha: @ WUT, po baby :lol:

  64. 64
    WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink: says:

    goat76 says:

    WUT WUT!!!!
    ———–
    Did it suddenly get horny hot in here?

    :hug: Heeyyyyy GOAT!!! :kiss:

  65. 65
    WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink: says:

    Afiya says:

    :hahaha: @ WUT, po baby :lol:
    ——————-
    Thats why I don’t partake…I know whats going to go down! I’m stuupid daily anyway…juuuust imagine me on weed :shrug:

  66. 66
    :sissyclaws at Chris Bosh: Oh no you must be MISTAKEN cause D Wade asked me to be his BRIDEMAID :nun: says:

    I am me dang it :angry: Bren hush. I always keep Mistaken in my name. Y’all not Road Scowlers :lol;

  67. 67

    :rofl: hey y’all

    @Bren I been in and out,

    I’m looking at hotels for albuquerque this weekend and saw that Microtel was $67/night?

    Was it @Man that said it was a dog kennel? :rofl:

  68. 68

    “dog kennel”

    ________________

    :rofl:

    um, that don’t sound right tho… :nono:

  69. 69
    ALBoy says:

    What we talkin bout
    S/n
    What is a skin tag Really i saw three on someone genital warts anyone #concerned :coffee:

  70. 70
    goat76 says:

    WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink: says:

    goat76 says:
    WUT WUT!!!!
    ———–
    Did it suddenly get horny hot in here?
    :hug: Heeyyyyy GOAT!!! :kiss:
    —————–
    LoL… you’re silly, that was a good one :kiss:

  71. 71
    Wasting time says:

    :newbie:

    goat76 says:

    It happens when you hit some fiyah ass weed. You get to tripping for a second, but you’ll be skrait.

    ______________________________________________________________________
    I concur! He was Craig on the couch, tripping.

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    WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink: says:

    ALBoy says:

    What we talkin bout
    S/n
    What is a skin tag Really i saw three on someone genital warts anyone #concerned :coffee:
    ———————-
    If it is on the genitals..yes! :rofl:

  73. 73
    Skin Tags says:

    I am new here. However I believe Razz can best describe what a skin tag is. Word on the street is hubby found one in route to 2nd base :ashamed:

  74. 74

    i saw three on someone genital warts anyone #concerned
    _________________
    :shocked:

    :no: get thee to a clinic!

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    Yo, Bren! PLEASE take that down! PLEASE! :pray: :no: :hide:

  77. 77
    Skin Tags says:

    Some folks call them moles to make themselves feel better. However folks in the medical profession like Sandra and I call a spade a spade. Its growth :yes: A deformity :yes: A baby Keloid :yes: On Cindy Crawford its called a mole, on Razz its a skin tag :ashamed:

  78. 78

    Skin Tags says:

    I am new here. However I believe Razz can best describe what a skin tag is. Word on the street is hubby found one in route to 2nd base
    —————-
    :crying1:

    :nono: I have no skin tags, just moles and freckles.

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    Skin Tags says:

    Dang it you :angry: Tis the 2nd time :mad: Alright,,,Lemme see what I got :tea:

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    Skin Tags says:

    I have no skin tags, just moles and freckles.

    Say dat ish girl :fistbump: I have no hpv, just cold sores :rofl: Dont mind me gal, just Josh’n :lol:

  82. 82

    I put ice on my skin tags to numb them, got some scissors and cut them right on off. The I put some rubbing alcohol on there afterwards.

    Smooth as a baby now.
    :coffee:

  83. 83

    Microtel = Dog Kennel

    It’s true. It will be in the WORST neighborhood too.
    :coffee:

  84. 84
    ALBoy says:

    Not on me
    I saw three tear drop shaped supposed “skin tags” nestled securely at the exterior lower quadrant of a butt hole :coffee:

  85. 85

    :rofl:

    I know Bren.. It’s all funny to me. :hug:

    @Man There is a microtel in downtown Albuquerque (where there are other nice hotels) yet it is $67/night and judging by the pictures it looks pretty nice :lol: (no we are not staying there)

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    Wasting time says:

    :thankyou: @ Is this thing on!

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    Not on me
    I saw three tear drop shaped supposed “skin tags” nestled securely at the exterior lower quadrant of a butt hole

    —————-
    :eek:

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    WUT IZ REALLY GOING ON? :blink: says:

    Man, I just don’t care™ says:

    Microtel = Dog Kennel
    It’s true. It will be in the WORST neighborhood too.
    :coffee:
    ————————
    The one I went to in Columbus was not in a bad neighborhood, and the rooms were clean…what I hated and will never go there again is their recycled water system…when you run the water, the smell is…ooooh my God! will not go there again!

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    Skin Tags says:

    Smooth as a baby now.

    You talm bout yo fohead or nah? :think:

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    :gossip:

    Word on the curb is that @Skintag nearly contracted pink eye from his fettish of licking them on the brown eye… :kona:

    J/K! :lol:

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    Buttercup says:

    I just watched the video of Columbus “Harrison” Short walking clean off that stage. It never gets old :rofl: :wail:

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    Not on me
    I saw three tear drop shaped supposed “skin tags” nestled securely at the exterior lower quadrant of a butt hole

    _________________________

    :shocked:

    :think: do you work down to the shipyard?!

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    I’ll take it!!!! Thank and You!

    All My Love,
    Ashy!

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    Skin Tags says:

    Word on the curb is that @Skintag nearly contracted pink eye from his fettish of licking them on the brown eye…

    :rofl: Ironically I fount sum tongue tag pics :eek: I was like yea I go summin for Microcka, but nah. They key to licking the brown eye is fleeting 2 to 6 hours prior to analingus :yes: The taste of vinegar lingers on the pallet, but much better than the taste of fe…Dont get me started on paint(ers) (google it) :smack: Ive lost so many sheets over the years :smack: You live and you learn. Just lay down some news paper like youd do in a bird cage and youll be alright.

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    analingus
    _______________

    involuntarily :rofl:

    still… :hurl: :nono:

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    JerseyGirl68 says:

    Wow, Skin Tags!! You had a mom that was a crack addict. *Hugs*

    How is she doing?

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