Frederick Douglass Opens Twitter Account from Beyond the Grave to Troll President Trump

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Frederick Douglass Opens Twitter Account from Beyond the Grave to Troll President Trump

Soooo, ummm . . . President Trump just described Frederick Douglass at a Black History Month Event as follows:  described Frederick Douglass at a Black History Month Event as follows:

“Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.”

“Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.”

In response, the famed ex-slave-turned-abolitionist, suffragist, author, editor, and diplomat–who died in 1895–opened a Twitter account from the site of his interment at the Douglass family plot at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY.
The iconic historical figure used the President’s preferred medium and tone in an effort to troll him for his evident misapprehension that Mr. Douglass is currently doing “an amazing job” at anything or getting “recognized more and more,” since he died 122 years ago.

@realFrederickDouglass: My autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, is #1 best-seller on Amazon. 4x better sales than Art of the Deal! P.S. I am dead!

@realFrederickDouglass: Hope you like everything I did for women’s suffrage! Even the losers, haters, and flat-chested “fives.” Enjoy!

@realFrederickDouglass: Appreciate @realDonaldTrump congrats on AMAZING job I did to secretly educate myself and other slaves while still living under slavery in Maryland. My work is finally being recognized!

@realFrederickDouglass: @realDonaldTrump, your FAKE NATIONAL SECURITY immigrant BAN goes against everything I stood for (when I was alive 122 yrs ago). A horrible mess!

@realFrederickDouglass: My abolitionist paper, The North Star, has much better coverage of me than the failing New York Times has of @realDonaldTrump!

@realFrederickDouglass: @realDonaldTrump pretended to know who I was when he obviously has no fucking idea. VERY DISHONEST!

@realFrederickDouglass: I will be asking for an investigation into the MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD that led to black ppl and women not voting for entire first half of U.S. history!

@realFrederickDouglass: My keynote speech at Emancipation Memorial was highest rated speech with biggest crowd ever! DISHONEST CNN chose not to cover it. TERRIBLE!

@realFrederickDouglass: Only thing I have in common with @realDonaldTrump is that we both had a bankruptcy and failed business! (Freedman’s Savings Bank and New Era newspaper). SAD!

@realFrederickDouglass: My name is in your mouth yet you got elected by KKK whose rise I actively fought in 1868. Excuse me while I roll over in my grave. DISASTER!

*UPDATE 2/2/17: You guys: Getting lots of comments and literally a million reads so FYI, this account was never actually on Twitter, or at least not by me. They’re all tweets I just wrote as satire yesterday in this blog post.

289 comments:

  1. Going towards platinum!

  2. I am so happy that you have risen.

  3. Sweet lord, this is awesome….

  4. Literally what went through my mind not 2 seconds before seeing your comment.

  5. What a history! And it was all done yesterday? At least the tramp told me that and he knows…..just saw Freddie yesterday………………

  6. More like double Platinum X 10

  7. I wish that someone would put it out there so that orange reply to it all night and maybe blow enough of a gasket to take him on out. That would resolve part of this political era.

  8. Best comments ever in humiliating Agent Orange!

  9. Brilliant! Shared on Facebook.

  10. Please open this Twitter account and troll fake45 from it!! This is everything!

    (If I were as pithy and clever as you are, I would do it myself!!

  11. so very clever and biting and entertaining and just

  12. Can’t find @realFrederickDouglass on Twitter. Could you link?

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  13. The account is closed already

  14. He’s already been deleted. 😦

  15. Lost his signal when he rolled over.

  16. Rolled over??? More like spinning in his grave. LOL

  17. Best fucking comment, ever!

  18. LMBO lost his signal
    .i can’t…He Hit a dead zone…

  19. realFredDoug is clearly not same guy because it’s not funny at all.

  20. PRICELESS! Thank you for the much needed levity while providing a reality check.

  21. AldenL for the “win”

  22. AldenL… Well played!

  23. Is that the same person? Doesn’t seem like it.

  24. Jacki, I’m with you. CLEARLY not the same person.

  25. read the P.s. note in red in the article…. “*UPDATE: You guys: Getting lots of comments so FYI, this account was never actually on Twitter, or at least not by me. It’s just a joke in this blog post.”

  26. Agent Orange….I like that!

  27. I hope Freddy D. keeps posting.

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  28. Frederick is my new hero. Keep up the good work!

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  29. Was the handle ever created or was it shut down?

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  30. It was created and then shut down after. Someone said there might be a new one? Going to look. https://twitter.com/realFredDoug

  31. There is a P.S. at teh bottom of this post. It was never a real account, the author just made up the tweets. There is another account which you referenced above.

  32. As Eric’s Fit Mama replied to gayla gavin, the account is at:
    https://twitter.com/realFredDoug

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  33. That’s not the same account.

  34. It can’t be the same person b/c it’s totally different. Just quotes instead of trolling.

  35. @realFrederickDouglass This is perfect! Thank you for contributing from your final rest!

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  36. This is total satire guys. The “account” never existed. 😉

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  37. it is real @realFredDoug as mentioned from Eric’s Fit Mama

  38. @realFredDoug is real as stated above by Eric’s Fit Mama

  39. It’s satire? Really? Thanks for the heads’ up…
    (That’s sarcasm)

  40. I can’t believe you had to point out that it’s satire. That was my point.

  41. Oh it’s there and it’s awesome. Satire, yes. Brilliant, yes…and you can follow https://twitter.com/realFredDoug

  42. Awww, man. You should totally do it on Twitter, it would be sooooooo awesome!

  43. Yup, the account is real. Link above.

  44. No, it existed but was deleted. Check the previous comments.

  45. oops I take that back, there is an existing account. https://twitter.com/realFredDoug

  46. @RealFredDoug exists!

  47. Please continue!! It would be a TREMENDOUS counter act to the realDonaldTrump! You would get millions of followers ! Frederick Douglas rising from the grave to save our sanity!

  48. There’s an account now — it’s at realFredDoug on Twitter.

  49. Please continue! We need the realFrederickDouglass to keep us sane! It would be TREMENDOUS! You will have millions of followers instantly!

  50. WHAT!!!!! …..NEVER EXISTED….”Donald Tramp: shut down that f’in black history mo….mess you up every time….how the h did I know …. what they told me…Kelly pack up and ge’douda White House……gd it, gd, gd, OK, now it’s 4 million illegal voters, marching around to confuse me and I said I loved Frederick Douglass and…..Bannon, fill it in….

  51. Thank you for making my day. 😉

  52. Thank you for making my day. His spirit lives! 😉

  53. Oh you are good, twitter is all a buzz about it too! Had me fooled, I even tweeted about it!

  54. So people can now set up an account from heaven? Good news.Looking forward to the next tweets from FD.

  55. that’s okay – still brilliant. Made my morning!

  56. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  57. Well poo. Totally needed this.

  58. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  59. Wrong. @realFredDoug He lives on, guy.

  60. Yes, I know!!! Lol, thanks for the history laughs!

  61. Ahh man…boo! I was all set to follow @realFrederickDouglass too. I wish that you would create the account. Sooo hilarious!LMAO!

  62. People, the person you’re replying to here, telling you this was satire and never a real account, is the person that wrote the article!! If you READ the red print at the end of the article it tells you it was made up as a joke and never existed!! The “realFredDoug” is a completely different account. GEEZ.

  63. People, the person you’re replying to here, telling you this was satire and never a real account, is the person that wrote the article!! If you READ the red print at the end of the article it tells you it was made up as a joke and never existed!! The “realFredDoug” is a completely different account. GEEZ.

  64. I LOVE THIS!! You tell him Fred!!!

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  65. You need to put this on Twitter!

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  66. Interesting how he conveniently forgot and failed to mention he was a Republican…something he and DJT have in common.

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  67. FD looks a lot like Darnell from the old sitcom, My Name is Earl (Actor – Freddy Steeples)

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  68. Check out Phil Darius Wallace speeches on youtube of Frederick Douglas! Awesome portrayal! You will be glad you did! He will educate you on F.Douglas! Knowledge is power!

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  69. Check out Phil Darius Wallace speeches on youtube of Frederick Douglas! Awesome portrayal! You will be glad you did! He will educate you on F.Douglas! Knowledge is power!

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  70. FREDERICK DOUGLASS DIED ON FEBRUARY 20TH, 1895 AT THE AGE OF 77 AT HIS HOME IN CEDAR HILL (ANACOSTIA, MARYLAND). THAT WAS 122 YEARS AGO.
    IN 2009 THE SPIRIT OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS RISES IN DONALD L. DOWRIDGE, JR. A BALTIMORE NATIVE LIVING IN TAMPA, FLORIDA. DOWRIDGE, JR. EMERGES AS THE OFFICIAL 21ST CENTURY “FREDERICK DOUGLASS!”
    “HIS MANNERISM & PRESENTATION IS NOTED, STUDIED, AUTHENTIC & IN THE FLESH!”
    TO SEE MORE GO TO
    “DONALD L. DOWRIDGE, JR. AS FREDERICK DOUGLASS” FACEBOOK PAGE.
    YOUTUBE AT DLD282002
    WWW.DLDENTERPRISES.ORG
    TO SEE THE RESEMBLANCE OF MR. DOUGLASS & MR. DOWRIDGE!
    INVITE DONALD L. DOWRIDGE, JR. TO SPEAK AND PERFORM THE LIFE OF
    “MR. FREDERICK DOUGLASS” AT YOUR BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM OR AT YOUR NEXT MEETING OF FUNCTION.
    EMAIL: DLD282002@YAHOO.COM
    THANK YOU

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  71. if this never happened, can someone please make this real?!?

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  72. Mr.President Frederick Douglas is dead! But you can go to youtube and see many of his speeches done by Phil Darius Wallace. Awesome portrayals of F. Douglas life. Knowledge is power! Check it out! You will thank me later!

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  73. WHEN IS TWITTER GOING TO DO IT’S PATRIOTIC DUTY AND DELETE president chump’s ACCOUNT FOR THE BETTERMENT OF AMERICAN LIFE. ON AN ASIDE NOTE SINCE IS A FACT, NOT AN ALTERNATIVE FACT, THAT president chump IS A COMPUTER ILLITERATE. AFTER ALL THE NOISE president chump MAKES ABOUT HIS TWEETS ,THERE ARE NO PICTURES OF THIS RETARDO TWEETING ON A PHONE HIMSELF. SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT FOR HIM.

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  74. There is an account on Twitter for Fredrick Douglass….. realFredDoug…

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  75. Absolutely loved this column!

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  76. It’s not satire I’m following him

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  77. That twitter account is not this one. See the red text that has been added to the blog post above. This was never actually done on Twitter!

  78. OHM, this is brilliant. I’d love to see you create the Twitter account and troll POTUS there, where he’ll actually see it. 🙂

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  79. It’s not satire I’m following him

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  80. The autobiography and speeches of Mr. Douglass are still available though he is deceased.

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  81. If all of social shut down today forever, thank God we’d have these twitter posts to remember.

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  82. Best thing I’ve read today LOL!

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  83. Harry Tubman. Great person. Big league railroads. Railroads are great. Harry built them underground. Best subway builder ever. @realDonaldTrump

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  84. Isn’t Harry around somewhere, near where Fred D is hanging out? Donald should put them in his cabinet, or at least a drawer.

  85. I just looked at it, @realFredDoug

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  86. Please read the red text at the end of the blog post. That is a different person. This was never on Twitter at all.

  87. Can you hear me now does not work six feet under

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  88. This is brilliant. Ought to be featured on Bill Maher Friday night or John Oliver. Hope this goes HUGE.

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  89. Don’t you mean YUGE? Lol

  90. You caused me to spit hot coffee all over my laptop. Thank you! These days I need all the humor I can get.

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  91. Mad confusion on Twitter over this.
    Will the Twitter account that was recently opened mirror the satire of this post? Your adoring public wants to know!

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  92. But they cannot stop us from using the hashtag! #RealFrederickDouglass

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  93. Not true. I just found it on Twitter.

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  94. Freddy, you should run for office. You would do a better job from the grave.

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  95. Turn over the other way Mr. Douglas, we lost signal. Need to hear from you again!

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  96. Freddy, you should run for office. You would do a better job than Trump from the grave.

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  97. Wow! Why? Were those actually Donald Trump’s words? It was funny. Smh

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  98. I read on FB that the Twitter account was reopened under @realfreddoug.

    I wonder who is writing this Twitter account in the name of Frederick Douglas.

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  99. Mr. Douglas, please roll over to other side for better signal. Need to hear from you again!

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  100. Thank you, One Hot Mess! I remember thinking that DJT had no idea, even though he “noticed”. Perhaps Frederick Douglas should consider opening an account to continue chronicling the ongoing travesty… which unfortunately bleeds into tragedy.

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  101. Not satire, account is still up and.awesome. search for: realFredrickDouglas…found.it and.am now following ☺

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  102. I read on FB that the Twitter account was reopened under @realfreddoug.

    I wonder who is writing this Twitter account in the name of Frederick Douglass. Is this person willing to come forward or remain hidden.

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  103. That’s too bad. It’s brilliant.

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  104. That’s too bad. It’s brilliant.

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  105. I keep telling people that, Donald Trump is a fool.
    When he went to school there was no Black History, but there was HISTORY and along with Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver,and Fredrick Douglas they were all in the White man’s virgin of American history.
    Donald trump didn’t u do ur homework?

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  106. Absolutely beautiful! How I wish Mr. Douglas was alive to debate F. Von Clownstick. I’d love to hear Mr. Douglas rip Von Clownstick to shreads with intelligent words!

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  107. President Trump was referring to an exhibit about Fredrick Douglas. His comment was taken way out of context. Let’s try to see the good in everyone and quit looking for ways to put others down. Have a nice day.

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  108. Thank you, Randi, so much half truths, spin news going on, what is the agenda except disruption and disunity.

  109. so wish we could Share to FB

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  110. Love this. Trump must have missed this course in American History.

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  111. Love this. DT must have missed a course in American History.

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  112. Love it. DT must have missed a course in American History.

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  113. Brilliant, viva la Frederick!!!

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  114. Frederick Douglass is tremendous! Beyonce loves him I have heard that his performances are amazing. No one is better at being black and I look forward to his next album!

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  115. But @realFredDoug is worth following.

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  116. FOUND HIM!! @realFredDoug

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  117. @realFrederickDouglass keep up the good work! Please say hi to my departed family for me. TIA

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  118. As a distant cousin of Frederick Douglas I can’t even say how I feel about this without disgracing his legacy!!

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  119. Funny, I’m a distant cousin, too. I can spell his name correctly though, so I guess that makes you more distant than me.

  120. This needs to be a real twitter account. Hilarious!

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  121. But seriously, DO IT! Open the account and let it fly!

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  122. I’m not an American but this one made me roll over in a fit of laughter. Platinum….indeed. But just really wonder why the American people got into this mess. #justsaying

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  123. *UPDATE from One Hot Mess: You guys: Getting lots of comments so FYI, this account was never actually on Twitter. It’s just a joke in this blog post. Very bottom of post

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  124. I love you ! Made my day in these days of angst!

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  125. I couldn’t believe his “Orange is the new Black History Month” speech transcript was real… and this in turn is hysterical. Thank you so much for the laughter. I agree, you should really post it on Twitter if you haven’t yet!

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  126. I’m just finding out about the CAIC’s (Con Arrist in Chief) Frederick Douglass comment. As they used to say in Motown, “the hits just keep on comin'”.

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  127. I wish this was a real account, I would follow!! Classic.

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  128. I am ashamed of being an American at best three times monthly but the nerve of other Americans voting this FOOL in office subjecting US to his foolish behaviors and his lack of any knowledge let alone BLACK knowledge makes it rough being an American today and everyday afterwards.

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  129. We’ve missed you, so, Mr. Douglas!

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  130. and Mr. Douglass was invited to the White House long before DJT took it …

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  131. and Mr. Douglass was invited to the White House long before DJT took it …

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  132. If it doesn’t exist someone should create it!

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  133. Priceless…and welcome back Mr. Douglas, looking well you haven’t aged a bit 🙂

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  134. You should open a twitter account under his name. Your humor is brilliant. I am a history and government teacher and I have really enjoyed this!

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  135. Can you pm me @misscassee (twitter)

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  136. Here is the Frederick Douglass Family’s real response to the president’s comments. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5892855fe4b01a7d8e512b13?timestamp=1486004738324
    To learn more about the great good works of the Frederick Douglass Family, visit: http://www.fdfi.org

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  137. Don’t worry people! This is #fakenews full of #altfacts
    In this new alt-reality where whatever Trump says is actually real. Therefore, Frederick Douglass is actually still alive!
    That’s why we are recognizing him more and more! He’s back! Risen from the dead like Jesus (except Douglass isn’t from the Middle East, so we don’t need to kick him out)

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  138. Hello All, I would like to share the response to the president’s comments from the real Frederick Douglass Family. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5892855fe4b01a7d8e512b13?timestamp=1486004738324
    To learn more about the great works his family continues to do, go to: http://www.fdfi.org

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  139. MAKE THIS ACCOUNT
    PLEASE

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  140. blessings! so funny!!!

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  141. If One Hot Mess doesn’t create that twitter account and re-create those tweets someone else is going to.

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  142. I had been praying that someone would start up @ZombieFrederickDouglass.

    You’re the one to do it. You really should.

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  143. Dude, you NEED to start this account on Twitter; like NOW. Please.

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