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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:52 AM
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CNN: Suspicious powdery substance found in Senator John Cornyn's office
Edited on Thu Sep-28-06 10:55 AM by Skinner
Hart office building in DC.

No link yet.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:52 AM
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1. Brain cells?
Could not help that. :spank:
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:56 AM
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4. LOL, God I needed that.
:rofl: :rofl: Thanks!!!
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:31 AM
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22. I was gonna say "dandruff"
but your answer works for me.

:evilgrin:
dg
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 12:20 PM
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36. Box turtle love dust
:rofl:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:55 AM
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2. Quick! Alert The New York Post!
Edited on Thu Sep-28-06 10:56 AM by IanDB1
My guess is it's probably his personal stash of heroin.

But just in case, let's all go out and buy as much Cipro as we can, so hopefully there won't be enough left to treat Cornyn.

That's a satirical riff.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:56 AM
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3. No kidding.
Somehow, I doubt the NY Post will write a hit piece painting Cornyn as a wimp.
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ncrainbowgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:57 AM
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5. "Powder puff" found in Republican Senator's office...
:eyes:
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:57 AM
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6. Darn you for beating me to the N.Y. Post joke!!
LOL
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 10:58 AM
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7. Is this the OCTOBER SURPRISE that Karl Rove promised?
Just wondering.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:10 AM
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17. It's September 28th, so I'd say no
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:12 AM
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18. THAT'S the surprise! Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha! nt
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:21 AM
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20. Ahh SHIT! And I fell for it!
Damn you Turd Blossom!
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 12:00 PM
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30. The surprise is that they still haven't caught the first guys
This can't be the surprise. They'd want to show that we're safer with them in office, not remind everyone that they still haven't found who sent those original anthrax letters highlighting the piss poor job they've done on domestic terrorism.

This is a wingnut off the reservation from either the left or the right, but not on Karl's payroll.


My .02
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 04:59 PM
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46. WE aren't the ones who are safer. The anthrax killers and letter-
Edited on Thu Sep-28-06 05:02 PM by calimary
stuffers are safer. This White House has made the world safer for them. NOT for us.

In fact, this just made me realize that they're all actually telling the truth when they say "we're safer." The operative word being "we're." They're talking about THEMSELVES. They HAVE INDEED made the world safer for themselves. It's safer now to torture without impunity. It's safer to lie, threaten, cheat, rig elections, intimidate media people and anyone in the opposition - especially those who'd lead the effort to hold them to account. It's safer for the plunderers, rapists, treason-meisters, Constitution violators, bullies, and war criminals. It's safer for pirates and profiteers. The brakes are off. The law's been gutted. The Constitution's in tatters. The Democrats for the most part have had their spines, claws, and teeth surgically removed. The media's in shackles (or just owned, outright). And the people are scared stupid.

Why WOULDN'T their world seem safer now? It's the one thing they're being completely truthful about.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 06:18 PM
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48. There's always a teeeeny bit of truth in their lies
and I think you've hit on it. Maybe I should have used the word "pretend" instead of "show"...

This is a sad, sad day for America.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:00 AM
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8.  Were they caught with envelopes addressed to Stewart and Colbert?
Seems a GOP always gets something AFTER a Democrat gets sent something. Except the GOP always gets a more harmless version.
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 07:41 PM
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50. I only remember Daschale and Leahy getting the mailings....
Who are the GOP recipients?

I don't recall any news reports about them. Could you provide me with info?


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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 08:20 PM
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51. A short time after GOP Rep. Mike Pence reported he received a mailing.
.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:01 AM
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9. Sure hope someone's notified the NY Post!
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:04 AM
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10. Which just serves to remind me that they never did catch
the anthrax mailer, did they?

Just another failure in a lllloooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggg list of failures.
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:05 AM
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11. Were the anthrax scares in the past all to Democrat? I can't remember???
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 12:21 PM
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37. Dems & the damn librul media. . .
And it was the interns & mailmen who suffered...
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:06 AM
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12. It's probably his cocaine.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:45 AM
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25. Is his "source" in the White House?
I would bet that is some good shit.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:07 AM
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13. Was it found on a mirror, near some razor blades and "campaign cash"? (NT)
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:08 AM
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14. Well we know it isn't Anthrax because the Whitehouse didn't issue
the antidote to all the Administration a week before the mailing as they did in 2001..
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:08 AM
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15. Probably just dandruff and dead skin ....... from just another
brainless corrupted old man.

.....and Box Turtles can't get married Goddamnit!
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:09 AM
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16. This is gonna be good
:popcorn:
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:18 AM
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19. It was the hookers coke
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:29 AM
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21. It was powdered spine from Democratic members of Congress
nt
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:33 AM
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23. these rong wing freaks will stop @ nothing.
This id sarove's MO. Planted microphone, broken campaign HQs windows......yup that's saurove alright.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:44 AM
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24. hmm. this is the box turtle guy, right?
"It does not affect your daily life very much if your neighbor marries a box turtle. But that does not mean it is right. ... Now you must raise your children up in a world where that union of man and box turtle is on the same legal footing as man and wife."

also this is the guy who rationalized violence against judges, right?

"I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. Certainly nothing new, but we seem to have run through a spate of courthouse violence recently that's been on the news and I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence."

and Sandra Day O'Connor had this to say about him, right?

"It doesn't help when a high-profile senator suggests there may be a connection between violence against judges and decisions that the senator disagrees with."
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:52 AM
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26. Santorum was into the box turtles i believe but Cornyn was the violence
against judges asshole.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:55 AM
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28. from Wikipedia:
In June 2004, the following remarks on same-sex marriage by Cornyn were quoted by The Washington Post. They have often been used as a source of ridicule on such programs as The Daily Show:
"It does not affect your daily life very much if your neighbor marries a box turtle. But that does not mean it is right. ... Now you must raise your children up in a world where that union of man and box turtle is on the same legal footing as man and wife."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cornyn
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 12:23 PM
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40. Cornyn is the box turtle guy AND the violence against judges guy
AND his name was in the mix for the Court seat that either Alito or Roberts got

I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. Certainly nothing new, but we seem to have run through a spate of courthouse violence recently that's been on the news and I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence.<9>
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:54 AM
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27. Hmm. He probably WAS going to vote for the torture. Making an example? nt
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:59 AM
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29. He had some papers that needed shredding.
For an extra fee, the shredder specialists will disguise themselves as Hazmat guys.

If it's something really horrible, like in the days following 9/11, they'll even supply the Hazmats.
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 12:04 PM
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31. Question: Was it in his "out box?"
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 12:04 PM
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32. Link from the Dallas Morning News
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 12:04 PM
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33. I hope he didn't do anything wussy
like call 911 or go to the doctor. If he did, let's all point at laugh at what a coward he is. Also, can someone check to see whether he got a lollipop afterwards?
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 12:05 PM
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34. Well, let's mock him
Actually, a Republican would probably make the anthrax sick, not vice versa.
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davekriss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 12:12 PM
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35. Terra! Terra! Terra!
I see things continue to go according to now typical election year script. yawn.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 12:21 PM
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38. Coke??
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 12:23 PM
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39. Did they give him a lollipop?
Because, you know, it's just so fun to joke about Anthrax scares.

Paula Froelich can take that "lollipop" and shove it up her smarmy faux-journalistic.....well, you get the point. Paula obviously doesn't.
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 01:26 PM
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41. Something is not right.
Last week they announce they are expanding the search for the anthrax perp and now 2 reported incidents. Makes me think that they knew attacks were imminent or they did it themselves.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 03:34 PM
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42. Well, two bits of bad news
1) It was a hoax.
2) Some intern was the one who got stuck opening the envelope.

Hopefully, the New York Post will print Cornyn's home address (a matter of public record, anyway) and whatever Patriot did this will have better luck next time.

That's a satirical riff.



Senator's office hit by anthrax hoax

By Todd J. Gillman

The Dallas Morning News

(MCT)

WASHINGTON - An anthrax hoax at Sen. John Cornyn's office left aides stuck in their offices for about 45 minutes at lunchtime Thursday, after an intern opened an envelope containing a small amount of powder.

Tests quickly determined that it wasn't dangerous.

"There was a small amount of powder. It was nothing hazardous. Hazmat has given the all clear," said Capitol police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider. "There was also a note indicating that there was anthrax."

"It had gone through our mail system. It had been irradiated," she said. That procedure was implemented after unsolved attacks on two Senate offices in fall 2001.

More:
http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/politics/15...

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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 03:49 PM
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43. If I recall correctly there was a scare in Austin at the Sate Building
just this last Monday. It stuck out in my mind due to the anniversary of the anthrax attacks and the fact that it had been so long since I'd heard mention of them.
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happydreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 04:29 PM
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44. They truly are after ALL OF US!!
or at least that it is meant to look like. :eyes:
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 04:39 PM
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45. More Rove BS to get what's going on in the Senate
off the front pages - or A18 - whatever. Cornyn is one of Bush's biggest lap dogs. He would play a Rove hand for Bush.
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 05:36 PM
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47. Probably made up to gain sympathy for the GOP.
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PaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 07:13 PM
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49. Casey Jones you better............
watch your speed.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 08:28 PM
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52. Ah yes, the token Republican mailing. When the GOP sends their
anthrax threat letters they always send one to one of their own to make it look fair and balanced.
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