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Keseys Ghost Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:19 AM
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KATRINA PROTEST - SEND A BOTTLE OF WATER TO BUSH
WATERING THE BUSHES:

A Grassroots Protest Remembering the Government's Negligence Following Hurricane Katrina


This evening, in Covington, Louisiana, local activists met to develop a simple strategy by which we might remind the White House of its dismal failure during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It was decided that a simple gesture would be most effective. Accordingly, we will each mail a single bottle of drinking water to:



President George Bush

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500




It has also been agreed amongst us that the return mail address will be as follows:

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Boulevard

New Orleans, LA 70130




All are invited to join us in this peaceful exercise in dissent.

Peace soon and...

ONWARD!





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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:20 AM
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1. Fuck That. He'll Just Give It To Contractors To Sell To Our Troops For 10
times as much.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:07 AM
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16. He probably would go on TV and thank those who did it n/t
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:11 AM
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17. while holding a bottle of water, too n/t
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:17 PM
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31. People, this is a great symbol and a good idea but you forget one thing.

BUSH DOES NOT GIVE A FLYING BFD ABOUT ANYTHING OUTSIDE HIS BUBBLE.

NOTHING PENETRATES THE BUBBLE UNLESS HE ALLOWS IT TO DO SO.

HE IS UTTERLY INCAPABLE OF 'GETTING THE MESSAGE'; TO HIM, THERE IS NO MESSAGE TO BE RECEIVING.

HE IS INCAPABLE OF CARING ABOUT ANYONE OR ANYTHING EXCEPT HIMSELF AND HIS AGENDA.


Over and over, we forget and make the mistake of thinking we are dealing with a RATIONAL HUMAN BEING here. We aren't. He isn't.

Of course, if this mass mailing got PUBLICIZED, not only would a lot of people wish to jump on the bandwagon, but they would 'get the message'...and remember.

Get the publicity, that's the ticket.
Jes' sayin. It's a good idea, really.
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:04 PM
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32. You, my friend, understand the concept
of a direct action!
Thanks for your support.
Please, go forth and publicize!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:21 AM
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2. Something every one of us can do! The time is now! "V"! nt
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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:27 AM
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3. But wouldn't that be a look-alike bomb threat?
Being this the world of liquid explosives? :silly:


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Keseys Ghost Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:33 AM
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4. I am certain that it is legal to ship drinking water....


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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:27 AM
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24. Wonder if he'd think they're hydrogen bombs? n/t
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:20 AM
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27. Even worse....
it is that insidious chemical compound known as dihydrogen monoxide :)
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:51 AM
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29. Yes the most comon cleaning compound on earth.
It can dissolve most anything.

-Hoot
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:55 PM
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42. i would be concerned about that also -- plus a question
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 05:59 PM by pitohui
i like the suggestion of sending an empty bottle of water better

too many died of dehydration, "they didn't survive the rescue"

an empty bottle cannot be construed as a threat, but only a couple weeks after 8/10, while bottled waters are still being seized from pax on planes, the full bottle of clear liquid may well be viewed as a threat

i would support the empty bottle option if others are going to participate

also my post office is not going to allow me to put another address as my return address, are they going to allow that in covington? when a bottle has been successfully mailed, someone could say what post office is allowing this
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:04 PM
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45. Send an empty bottle or full bottle, your choice
Maybe if you send a bottle, empty or otherwise, others will too!
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:01 PM
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49. i'm thinking an empty bottle has a second advantage
if the plan is for all to use the convention center address as the return address, you can mail a light package with stamps without discussing it with a clerk who might object to your use of a return address not your own

a package weighing more than 16 ounces can't be mailed using stamps w.out presenting in person to the postal clerk

people who have their own postal meters, it's moot, but for people who usually ship w. stamps then there's that

anyway that's how i'm leaning at the moment
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:48 AM
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5. Water the Bushes
Please help us water the bushes for the anniversary of Katrina.

Please send a bottle of water to:
President George Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Put your return address as:
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70130

Maybe he will get the message.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:57 AM
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6. Water the bushes? Hey, my dog can do that!
:evilgrin:
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:07 AM
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7. Can you get your dog to DC by the 29th?
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:55 AM
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13. ...


good dog!
dp
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:02 AM
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15. Yes, good, very good, dog!
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:36 AM
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8. k&r for a fast easy protest. Good idea guys
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 02:38 AM by uppityperson
MUST include return mail address though. onward...

Edited to add for Kesey/Anita, anything new on what Anita was doing last week?
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:47 AM
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11. I'm here, what'cha talkin' 'bout?
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:48 AM
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12. Hiya, sheriff thing
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 02:49 AM by uppityperson
radio interview, wondering what is up with him, anything going on, you guys ok?
Edited to add, it is late, go to bed. (yes mom)
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:02 AM
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14. Onward
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don954 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:43 AM
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9. wouldn't it be more appropriate to send empty bottles?
for the help he didn't send?
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:46 AM
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10. That is a good idea, too
It's the message.
Empty water bottles would be cheaper postage.
I'm going to send lots of filled bottles of water.
It's a sacrifice, but that is the direct action I have chosen.
I like the empty bottle message, as well.
With this President, a lot of similar messages may be needed to get even a single point across.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:33 AM
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28. thants what I was going to say...
send an empty bottle. More symbolic that way. Cheaper and no "bomb threat" propaganda opportunity.

Great idea to mark the anniversary of the biggest LIHOP in US history.
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:05 PM
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33. Not recyling here
They are not picking up recycling here yet, post-Katrina.
I think I will do both!
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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:23 AM
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18. Seems like a waste of water...and bottles that could be recycled.
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 03:24 AM by Evoman
And its not like hes gonna get any of his mail, anyways. His staff will probably just drink the water, and then laugh at you.

A way better option is to drink the water, then send him the bottle...filled with..ahem...recycled water, if you get my drift. Sure its probably illegal, and sure you will probably get arrested...but anything worth doing thats going to have an effect is probably illegal.

On edit: you could send him pictures of the katrina dead, or dying...along with those great pictures of him eating cake.
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:27 AM
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19. It's a risk I'm willing to take
Don't really care about his laughing staff. And I doubt he'll drink anything that I send to him.
It's a simple message and it doesn't cost a lot.
If I could afford to deliver it to his door, I would.
I wish he could have done the same for me and my neighbors.
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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:32 AM
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20. How about a condom filled with tap water, or something like that.
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 03:33 AM by Evoman
Its cheaper, more shocking, and you don't have to adversely affect the environment.

On second thought, condoms are pretty expensive...hmmmm.
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:44 AM
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21. I think I'll stick with the bottle
But, I appreciate your creative thinking.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:54 AM
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22. Washington Tea Party:
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:05 AM
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23. Like it a lot!
Thanks Swamp Rat.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:56 AM
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25. That is DUer lisainmilo's website
I defer to lisainmilo, as the credit is all her's ... and some folks in Boston long ago. :patriot: I applaude her effort. :applause:

Here are some DU threads:

... Hey, Thibodeaux! Remember dem other dudes up in da ville de Boston got pissed off at da Roi George and den dumped da tea in da hawber? :think:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

"BOSTON TEA PARTY AUGUST 16, 2006"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

"TEA BAGS"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

"Tea Bags Efforts continue. Still need DU help"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

lisainmilo ask's for help:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

"Have some patience with me...please"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

"Lets get behind Swamp Rats idea of tea bags."
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Da Halo Statue
Boudreaux, he go to da big city up North, way up North, around Nawlins. He get lost and don't know his way. Well he find a bar and go inside to get his wife. He ask the bartender "Where's your halo statue?"
Bartender says "We ain't got one."
Boudreaux say "What!? Every bar got a halo statue! Come on now, give me dat halo statue!"
Bartender say "I told you we ain't got one!"
Boudreaux say "Man, cannot you see I'm lost? I need a halo statue!"
Bartender say "Here it is not 10:00 in da morning and you drunk already? We ain't no church, I ain't no minister, and we ain't got no halo statue! You already drunk, you need to leave!"
Boudreaux says "Look man, do I got to spell it out to you? You know dat thing what just hang on the wall, don't do nothing for a long time, then it go ring, ring? Then you pick it up and say 'Halo, statue?' well dats what I need!"


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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:27 AM
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26. We should prolly still send water to the Katrina victims. They still
need it down there, I'm afraid.

PS Send him tapwater, not the good stuff
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Acadia Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:28 PM
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36. Really. Send him N.O. Mississippi water.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:19 AM
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30. If you sedn FLUIDS to Bush, you'll be a terrorist fersure.
Fluids are very, very dangerous, remember?
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:07 PM
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34. retired postman emailed me
He said to make sure to put "liquid inside" on the outside of the envelope!
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Acadia Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:27 PM
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35. I am in Covington too. Lost contact with local DEM group after storm
due to several changes in phone and email addy.
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:41 PM
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38. Nice to hear from you!
Next NAACP meeting in Covington is September 11th, Bethel Reform Methodist Church, 7:00 PM. NAACP and ACLU Town Meeting in Covington is September 18th, Covington Center, 6:00 PM. Please stop by and we can exchange contact information.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:32 PM
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37. Let him drink "Backwash"
Still enough of that for US to drown in.
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 03:41 PM
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39. Another great idea!
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:48 PM
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40. Talk Left has picked up Water the Bushes
<http://talkleft.com/new_archives/015541.html >
"Here's a little action alert that should be easy to do."
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:50 PM
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41. Perfect. Well done.
K&R
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:01 PM
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43. water, water, everywhere
Water, water, everywhere,. And nary a drop to drink! The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:02 PM
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44. Bunch of citing troublemakers!
lol

:toast: to you guys, Annie
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:16 PM
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46. kick
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:36 PM
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47. Kick
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:51 PM
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48. Flood the White House!
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Keseys Ghost Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:03 PM
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50. Water you don't want
Let 'em see it.
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