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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:53 PM
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Obama to lift global gag rule tomorrow
Tomorrow Obama will lift the global gag rule that blocks federal funds from non-governmental groups that provide abortion counseling or services.


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/01/21...
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:54 PM
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1. K&R n/t
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:55 PM
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2. It's all like finally taking off a painful pair of heels..
after a full day on your feet. It's just such a relief, everything that he's doing...
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:33 PM
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12. ooh! Yes, it is an awful lot like that. :^D
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:31 PM
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34. Excellent analogy...
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:17 PM
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39. like a very pointy pair of heels that were 3 sizes too small and we had to
wear them for 8 years!!!!!!!!
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:55 PM
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3. Hallelujah!!!
Prochoicers rejoice!

Now let's get to work on lots of other things that affect women in our laws...
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:56 PM
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4. Yay!!
That's excellent news--especially for all the women of the world. :woohoo:
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:58 PM
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5. But I thought Obama was sexist for having Rick Warren at the Inauguration?
See, as I said, policies matter far more than who he chooses to recite a prayer at a ceremony.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 06:22 AM
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22. Please don't mix being vigilant of what Rick Warren really wants out of this.
I would appreciate it very much if you tried to keep focused on the truth. If you need links look at my journal.

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Boomerang Diddle Donating Member (566 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:58 PM
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46. "policies matter far more than who he chooses to recite a prayer at a ceremony."
Damn right!
:applause: :applause: :applause:
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:59 PM
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6. Ah the old "Mexico-City" rule.
Good for him! :thumbsup:
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:11 PM
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7. fabulous...and long overdue eom
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wildflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:23 PM
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8. SO glad to hear this.
K&R
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:24 PM
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9. K&R
More to come!
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:24 PM
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10. WOO HOO!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:33 PM
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11. Good ol'
Obama.
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Lord Helmet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:34 PM
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13. truth and transparency is what he promised+
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:00 PM
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14. Excellent! nt
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:08 PM
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15. Obama doth murder SPERM! n/t
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:48 PM
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67. Damn! you've left me no choice but to link to this:
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 05:49 PM by Ken Burch
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:09 PM
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16. My gawd! Rolling and rolling and rolling on...Thank You President!
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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:57 PM
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17. Finally after 8 years
It's about time.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:58 PM
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18. YEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSS!!!
:woohoo:

Now we just need to get congress to pass it so that this STOPS being a fucking ping-pong ball every 4-8 years...
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:00 PM
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19. I must say he is off to an impressive start, lets hope he keeps this up for the next eight years.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:04 PM
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20. It's all about get'n busy and it's good to see!
:)
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BklynChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:21 PM
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21. thank goodness!
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 06:23 AM
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23. YES!!! n/t
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kimmylavin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 06:39 AM
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24. Yes!
Thank goodness.
Can't wait to see what's next! :)
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Hope And Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 07:00 AM
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25. Impressive.K & R!
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 07:06 AM
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26. Outstanding
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 07:47 AM
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27. Wonderful. I personally think this is one Bush's more stupid decisions.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:39 AM
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30. "Evil" is the word you're searching for.
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Undercurrent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:22 AM
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28. .
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:38 AM
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29. yay! About damn time.


:woohoo:
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ehrnst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:45 AM
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31. More information from the Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Along with some faint glimmer of hope for sanity in the PL crowd:

"Many participants say they hope to convince President Obama that abortion should be banned. But this year's event is also drawing more participation from progressive groups pushing for a shift in the abortion debate -- away from efforts to outlaw the procedure and toward programs to support pregnant women and reduce the demand for pregnancy termination. "

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Dulcinea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:19 AM
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32. Excellent!
And on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, too!
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:57 PM
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33. Gobama!
I'm really, really, really starting to like this guy!!

All this week, I've had to pinch myself to make sure I'm still awake.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:33 PM
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35. Every time I hear about another one of President Obama's executive orders I feel like
this;
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:42 PM
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36. THANK YOU OBAMA... THAT IS TRUE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ! hey bush....you suck!
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Jkid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:12 PM
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37. Excellent.
Now the next logical step should be a Federal Freedom of Choice bill. :hippie:

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tilsammans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:14 PM
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38. WTG, Prez BHO!
:yourock:
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SacoMaine61 Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:26 PM
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40. Competence returns to the White House!
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:27 PM
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41. Great news.
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Cash_thatswhatiwant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:34 PM
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42. YES!!! I've been waiting for this!
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girl_interrupted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:36 PM
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43. YES! Thank You President Obama!
Finally! So glad to see this lifted again!
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Cash_thatswhatiwant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:44 PM
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44. Wait, is he signing this later today? The only exec. orders I've heard today were foreign policy
related.
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Cash_thatswhatiwant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 03:36 PM
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49. Does anyone know?
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:22 PM
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51. Supposed to be tomorrow.Today, he closed Gitmo and made torture
illegal. He has a lot to do, but he's gettin' to it!
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Cash_thatswhatiwant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:27 PM
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52. yeah but it says on Thursday he'll do this. That story is from Wednesday.
im so confused.
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:32 PM
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53. Hmmm....not sure about that.
WH.gov is delayed a day or so with EOs
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:39 PM
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56. Fox news says he's done it; but no sign on whitehouse.gov yet
President Obama, putting his executive pen in his left hand to overrule eight years of Bush administration policy, signed "several" executive orders Thursday, including ones affecting national security and abortion policy.
...
Separately, the administration in the afternoon issued a reversal of a ban on federal funding for non-governmental organizations working outside the U.S. that offer abortions or abortion counseling.

Obama signed the executive order on the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/01/22... /


List of executive orders: http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing_room/executive_order...
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Cash_thatswhatiwant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:44 PM
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58. I'm wondering why fox news is the only one reporting it.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:01 PM
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61. Others have said it's going to happen
It's possible that Fox just assumed it has, and put out that story without checking. :shrug:
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Political Tiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:53 PM
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45. That's the kind of change I voted for!
Thank you Mr President!
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Boomerang Diddle Donating Member (566 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:59 PM
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47. K&R with thanks to President Obama!
:patriot:
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truthrocks Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 03:09 PM
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48. Obama actually cares
about the quality of life of children and families.

Refreshing, indeed.

I repeat my clarion call to all people: Stay the heck outta my uterus!

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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:21 PM
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50. He's like Hercules in the Aegean stables
Wow, I keep sending messages through WH.gov to let them know how much Americans appreciate this. Don't know if they read 'em, but I sure hope they tally this somehow.

He has a well-deserved weekend coming up...hope he does a few of them on Friday and Monday to make up for the time :)
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:33 PM
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55. oh geez, now you've got me tearing up!!
with joy!

wow. just wow.

:pals:
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:32 PM
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54. Ohhhh MY GOD!!! CRYING IN RELIEF!! K&R
WOw, I knew it had to happen, but really!! Really realy REALLY!!!

I have no doubt that we will not back down when the inevitable hate crime committing RW jihadists react. (YES woman specific violence IS a hate crime. Though few see that.)

As they are already (car driven into planned Parenthood)...
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:44 PM
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57. yeah! n/t
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:53 PM
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59. And on a very auspicious day!
That says more than he probably did about the act. :hi:
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 04:59 PM
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60. Woohoo!
It feels so good to be part of Civilization again. :)
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:06 PM
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62. And with a stroke of the pen saves potentially millions of lives. nt
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:09 PM
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63. Thank you, Thank you!
I have been waiting for this for 8 years. Our international nightmare appears to be ending.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:24 PM
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64. Okay I love this man nt
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:39 PM
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65. In the words of thousands on the Mall: "Nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, hey, hey, hey, GOODBYE!"
:woohoo:
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:46 PM
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66. Glad to hear it.
n/t.
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:50 PM
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68. Wonderful news!!!
Thanks for letting us know!!
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:52 PM
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69. I love this man. I love this man. I love this man. eom
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:56 PM
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70. k&r with VERY much gratitude President Obama! Thank you!
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