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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 04:01 AM
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Here's another local incident that really pissed me off about Sarah Palin..
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Back in May 2007, ..The Democratic mayor of Anchorage was trying to get state funds to repair the leaking roof at Anchorage's largest hockey arena; also used as an emergency evacuation center if we ever need it.


Sullivan Arena, Anchorage

He requested one million dollars to completely repair the roof.

As someone who attends a lot of hockey games, I even wrote to the governor telling her that I've had to change season-seats twice now due to dripping from inside the ceiling. Many others wrote her as well as sending Letters to the Editor.

So our Mayor says on a radio show that it shouldn't be a problem getting the money; that it was desperately needed and that they should be able to start repairs as soon as Palin approves the money. (The arena is used for the professional hockey team, the college hockey team, and all sorts of home shows, garden shows, building shows, etc..)

What wound up happening though?

Sarah Palin vetoed every cent of the request stating that the money wasn't a "necessity at this time".

She's a nice hockey mom... providing the arena is in her hometown.. not in Anchorage.

She then turned around and gave her hometown's hockey arena (which was brand new) over approximately 1.5 dollars to add a new kitchen to it -- on the SAME day.

Also at the same time.... Some massive (MASSIVE!!!) wingnut church in Anchorage by the name of ChangePoint asked Gov. Palin if she would help bail them out by giving them $1.5 million dollars to complete the soccer dome they were building.


She didn't seem to have a problem with handing the Christian wingnut church the money they wanted.

But then --- a smaller hockey arena used by kids, as well as a smaller indoor soccer arena, got wind of what she was doing and tried to call her on it.

The owner of the soccer arena, Mike O'Connor, sent a letter to the Anchorage Daily News.

O'Connor's letter said: "We believe it is outrageous for the state ... to provide public financing for a facility that will compete with a privately financed facility."

As the House considered the capital budget Wednesday night, state Rep. Berta Gardner of Anchorage brought up O'Connor's objections.

"It just doesn't seem right that the state is helping one organization and the other is on its own," she said.


So you see....... this is the type of person she is.

*Screw the large hockey arena with the leaking roof.

*Screw the small hockey arena or the indoor soccer arena.

*Let's give money to a church instead!!!

The church now has their idiotic INFLATED sports dome.
(note: that's not the massive church in the photo behind the inflata-dome.. that's a warehouse)

The church is GIANT and is off to the other side of that ugly dome. Here's a small section of the church... it's much bigger than what is shown in this photo -



Sarah Palin SUCKS.






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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 04:06 AM
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1. K&R
Cronyism, how surprising!
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 04:09 AM
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2. Kick - n - Rec!!!
Quite the Air Dome, there, Vice President Mooseburger!
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 04:33 AM
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3. Send this to Keith!
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 04:45 AM
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4. She is without a doubt Bush-esque in her cronyism and incompetence.
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 04:50 AM
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5. In many ways, she reminds me of Heck-uv-a-job Brownie. n/t
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 04:54 AM
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6. She reminds me of the entire bush administration.
Edited on Mon Sep-01-08 04:54 AM by mwb970
Incompetent, over-religious, with un-American priorities. And a damn liar to boot. What an awful woman!
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DiverDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 05:52 AM
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7. I'm diggin all this
Edited on Mon Sep-01-08 05:54 AM by DiverDave
Not the fact that she wouldn't help out the obvious choice, but that she is being shown for the complete asshole that she is.
Course, I don't expect to see any of this on my T.V. screen anytime soon, either.

I second the motion of sending it to K.O. this is just the kind of thing he loves to point out to people.

On edit, recommended.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:20 PM
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19. Good idea 'cause the republicons sent KO back
home from their piggie convention and got david gregory.
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:58 PM
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21. Really?
Hadn't heard that.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 03:41 PM
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28. Yes..
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chatnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 03:04 PM
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23. Can they even do that??
:wtf:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 03:41 PM
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29. Guess so..
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 05:57 AM
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8. bump.
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thoughtcrime1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 06:00 AM
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9. Thank you for your local story
This seems to be consistent with all of the other stories coming out on this Bush wannabe.
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chatnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 06:16 AM
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10. K&R
Why is she using public funds to finance a private wingnut church sports dome? How is this not a total scandal?
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:58 PM
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22. Because she's a republican.
They're above the law you know.
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Jim Lane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:29 AM
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11. K & R (n/t)
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:31 AM
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12. is this your personal story or did you find it somewhere?
do you have a link for the quote?

I'm not questioning you, I just want to follow the link and check out the site and comments section if there is one.

TIA
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:39 AM
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14. Here's an article about it...
but the first one I found, so not sure if it actually went through..

http://dwb.adn.com/news/alaska/story/9032780p-8948417c....
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:31 AM
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13. Good Day Pandora, meet your box!! K&R. nt
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southerncrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 11:41 AM
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15. Isn't it illegal for a govt. to give taxpayer money to a church!!???!!
Seems this should be jumped on & sent out to all news organizations of every type!

She needs another lawsuit against her!
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MsLeopard Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 11:53 AM
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16. Great Story
It needs to be told far and wide. If she had a D after her name every man, woman, and child in America would know about her "priorities." K&R
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:17 PM
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17. I'm not a hockey fan, but the principle behind this - her getting
Huge amunts of money for a kitchen attached to her hometown's hockey rink and letting the MAJOR hockey rink's roof fall in, this is atrocious behavior on her behalf.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:19 PM
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18. This is Monsterous especially in relatation
to the Bridge to Nowhere lies.

Thanks larissa!
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:32 PM
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20. I'm migrating to the opinion that Palin is worse than Bush in many ways ...
... because she's a true believer, from the start, while Bush may have always just been politically pandering to the Right Wing fundies. What a scary choice.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 03:05 PM
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24. Choosing a VP running mate was McCain's first executive decision
...revealing what type of president he would be--AND HE FAILED MISERABLY!
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 03:10 PM
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25. Kick and recommended -- very important !!!!!
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qwlauren35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 03:26 PM
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26. I guess a Wasilla Hockey Mom isn't an Anchorage Hockey Mom.
Were their high schools rivals or something????

Yup. This is almost as good as the baby thing. It deserves a nice upward kick.

:kick:

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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 03:30 PM
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27. which one is closer to Russia? which one is the foreign policy expert?
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crazylikafox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 03:54 PM
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30. kick
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D23MIURG23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 04:29 PM
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31. Not sure what the public definition of Palin is shaping up to be...
but I think I like it.

The headline at the Huffington post reads "Drip..Drip...Drip...Drip" and the rain keeps falling.
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 05:40 PM
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32. That's Puppy killer Palin to you.
Wolf puppies, that is.
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 06:46 PM
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33. Is the college hockey team the one which her oldest son was kept off of?
I read (among the masses of posts yesterday) that the only reason her oldest son Track was in the military now was that he couldn't maintain the 2.0 QPA necessary to play on the college hockey team. His furious father forced him to enlist. So maybe the refusal to fund the new roof for the Anchorage arena was that special brand of Palin payback to anyone who crosses them.

If MY kid, who played varsity soccer for an Ivy college, had not been able to make the team because of grades, my response would be that it was more important that he get a college degree than play a sport, and if he couldn't get passing grades AND play an intercollegiate sport, he'd have to buckle down and bring the grades up. I sure as hell wouldn't have pulled the plug on his college education to send him into the killing fields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Both Palins are really bottom-of-the-barrell when it comes to parenting.
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 08:05 PM
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35. I'm curious about this point as well...
If this is the same arena used for the college Track didn't get into, this could be another investigatable offense.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 07:58 PM
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34. That's odd...There was plenty of money to shoot wolves from the air...
Oh, but I guess slaughter of helpless animals is more important than maintaining public buildings.
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 08:16 PM
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36. Thanks larissa, I appreciate real-world tales like this
Edited on Mon Sep-01-08 08:22 PM by Awsi Dooger
Too bad the conspiracy threads dominate.

It's also great to see a picture of Alaska. I really enjoyed my 3-month trip to Alaska in '95, then the week-long cruise in 2005.

BTW, the Democratic mayor of Anchorage, mentioned early in larissa's description, is Mark Begich, currently running for senator and with a substantial poll lead over scandal plagued Ted Stevens.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 08:20 PM
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37. Isn't it illegal to provide tax payer funds to a religous
organization?
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eshfemme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 08:43 PM
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38. OMFG, Pailin = Bush! McCain-Pailin is like Bush^2!
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 08:46 PM
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39. Thank you for a post about actual issues.
K and R.
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 10:11 PM
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40. Big fat friggin' K&R. This is so clearly who she is.

I'd like to see this on the MSM. Everywhere.

This goes along with the issue of privatizing social services and education to the churches too, which is so dangerous and scarey.
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verges Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 10:12 PM
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41. Geez.
It'gotten to be so many things wrong with her that I truly cannot keep track anymore. If the stakes weren't so serious, this would really be quite comical.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 10:24 PM
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42. As a liberal Christian, it infuriates me to
see churches that focus on more and bigger and better and fancy buildings as opposed to spending the money the way it's supposed to be spent, showing God's love through serving and helping people. And politicians who pander to superficial religious crap like that instead of considering all of their constituents piss me off even more.
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trickyguy Donating Member (461 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 10:48 PM
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43. Wonder how she'd handle things if she were Chief Executive. Very scary considering.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 11:16 PM
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44. Kick and recommended -- very important !!!!!
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 12:11 AM
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45. kr
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Naturyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 12:12 AM
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46. This story is made of vomit. (n/t)
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 12:26 AM
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47. You Lie. Sarah would NEVER approve pork spending
the news told me so.
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 12:48 AM
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48. That church looks like a military office or corporate building.

Interesting.
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savistocate Donating Member (406 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 03:22 AM
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52. That conclusion analysis has the Rii-iiiii-iii-innnng of reality
Her revenge addiction stands out like neon blinking.

Likewise the mayor, Democrat, she would not be a part of giving him /as she sawit/ any positive points any standout on his resume.

What claws on this woman..why she gets along so well with the McMansions woman. Saw somewhere gov sarah got herself three houses.
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concerned canadian Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 01:21 AM
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49. this is why i believe there is a God

and that She(in a male god voice) whispered to the extreme right Evangelicals "Force McCain to choose Ms. Palin and let

the battle begin!" while laughing all the way to the Democratic convention.
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 01:29 AM
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50. This seems against the law. Now I really can't stand this lady! nt
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 02:02 AM
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51. Sounds like Bush style politics.
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 04:12 AM
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53. The hits just keep coming
this woman is frightening. Why was it we fought Hitler again? I'm sure the answer has very little to do with Sarah Palin and her ilk.

She's like the ultimate example of the reich wing run rapid and on steroids.
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 08:48 PM
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54. Kick
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