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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:03 PM
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Conservative VT Newspaper: "DRIVE THEM OUT" (must-read)
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 05:03 PM by Dems Will Win


The Randolph Herald is a very conservative newspaper in rural Vermont. This reads like a Declaration of Independence for moderate and common-sense Republicans!

DRIVE THEM OUT! BOTH HOUSE AND SENATE!


Drive Them Out
Editorial: Randolph Herald

What is a free and democratic people to do when their leaders prod them into an unprovoked and unnecessary war, spilling the blood of their sons and daughters in a desolate land in pursuit of vain and foolish ends?

What is such a people to do when they hear their treasured democratic heritage mocked throughout the world and savaged at home by a government that knows neither truth nor honor?

There remains but one recourse for a people burdened with such leaders, and that is to rise in wrath and drive them out.

Drive them out of their marbled offices. Drive them from the reins of power. Drive them out.


Exactly that is the task before the American people in the election of 2006-to exact retribution, simply by casting their ballots to replace Republicans with Democrats in the halls and councils of Washington. Have no doubt about it: This is an historic choice, a choice whether an all-Republican government-House, Senate and Presidency--will be permitted to continue to run roughshod over the nation's well-being and good name, or whether it will be called to account.

At this writing, replacing the Republican majority in the House of Representatives appears likely; a change in the Senate leadership appears possible. Changing both must be the goal.

That's why, here in Vermont, the two national races-one for Senate and one for the House-must be decided, this time, on the matter of party affiliation. It hardly matters, this year, that Martha Rainville is a likeable, intelligent, strong-minded, competent new alternative-which she is. Or that Rich Tarrant is a man of proven ability who has doggedly overcome his own inexperience and some bad advice to evolve into an independent-minded candidate with many of the most interesting ideas in the campaign.

What matters, unfortunately for Rainville and Tarrant, is that if elected to Congress, both will vote for Republican speakers and majority leaders and party whips and in so doing they will vote to keep the leadership of the national government in Republican hands. In 2006, this is an unacceptable alternative.

We need not ask candidates Peter Welch and Bernie Sanders precisely what plans they have to end the carnage that President Bush, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and the rest have wrought. We need only ask that when in Congress the battle lines are drawn, Rep. Welch and Sen. Sanders will be on our side, on America's side, and not on the side of those whose reckless policies have placed our youths in mortal peril, ransacked our treasury, defamed our precious reputation, and eroded our security.

Vermont will do the right thing when it elects Bernie Sanders and Peter Welch to Congress on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

http://greenmountaindaily.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=599


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volstork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:04 PM
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1. K&R
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Phredicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:06 PM
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2. Sweet - recommended.
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:13 PM
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3. beautiful.
bring back principled conservatives, an endangered species since Reagan/Iran Contra/trickle-down deficits etc. they're still wrong on many issues IMO, but at least they are mostly sane.
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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:21 PM
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6. I LOVE THIS:
What is such a people to do when they hear their treasured democratic heritage mocked throughout the world and savaged at home by a government that knows neither truth nor honor?

There remains but one recourse for a people burdened with such leaders, and that is to rise in wrath and drive them out.

Drive them out of their marbled offices. Drive them from the reins of power. Drive them out.

DEMS WILL WIN!
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:18 PM
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4. Great post!
:kick: & Recommended!!

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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:20 PM
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5. K&R...
A fine read.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:22 PM
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7. Wow.
This reads like something from the Times-Argus- not the Randolph Herald. Just Great.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:49 AM
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26. My sentiments exactly. Seconded.
Never thought I'd see anything like this.

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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:31 AM
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34. Same here.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:30 PM
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8. Outstanding! K&R
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:45 PM
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9. Nice
kicking this
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:54 PM
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10. I'll give it another kick
this is really uplifting. Everyone here should give it a read.
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:57 PM
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11. Good to see!
I talked with two conservatives in rural Colorado, they are not happy with how the war is being run and the lack of coverage on the news. I mentioned Lou Dobbs. I always do to conservatives.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:01 PM
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12. bush loves slogans with 3 words. Now we've got one, too.
DRIVE THEM OUT!

I love it, I think it's great. :thumbsup:
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:01 PM
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13. Double Wow!
K&R
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Danascot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:21 PM
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14. In my experience
the good people of Vermont are particularly sensible and do not tolerate BS.
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:21 PM
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15. Very impressive.
Eloquent and inspired writing.
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:26 PM
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16. Had enough?


DRIVE THEM OUT!
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:27 PM
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17. kick
:kick:
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Burried News Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:28 PM
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18. The Tea is in the Harbor and the Green Mountain men are with us.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:52 AM
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30. great statement...........I may have to borrow it.
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Burried News Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:02 PM
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45. Be my guest ... my VT in laws would be proud to share it.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:32 PM
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19. I'm loving it.
K&R
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petgoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:02 PM
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20. Drive them out. They're playing the tune of World Can't Wait
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 10:03 PM by petgoat


http://www.worldcantwait.org /

YOUR GOVERNMENT, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights.

YOUR GOVERNMENT is openly torturing people, and justifying it.

YOUR GOVERNMENT puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead of night.

YOUR GOVERNMENT is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule.

YOUR GOVERNMENT suppresses the science that doesn't fit its religious, political and economic agenda, forcing present and future generations to pay a terrible price.

YOUR GOVERNMENT is moving to deny women here, and all over the world, the right to birth control and abortion.

YOUR GOVERNMENT enforces a culture of greed, bigotry, intolerance and ignorance.

People look at all this and think of Hitler - and they are right to do so. The Bush regime is setting out to radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way, and for generations to come. We must act now; the future is in the balance.

Millions and millions are deeply disturbed and outraged by this. They recognize the need for a vehicle to express this outrage, yet they cannot find it; politics as usual cannot meet the enormity of the challenge, and people sense this.

There is not going to be some magical "pendulum swing." People who steal elections and believe they're on a "mission from God" will not go without a fight.

There is not going to be some savior from the Democratic Party. This whole idea of putting our hopes and energies into "leaders" who tell us to seek common ground with fascists and religious fanatics is proving every day to be a disaster, and actually serves to demobilize people.

But silence and paralysis are NOT acceptable. That which you will not resist and mobilize to stop, you will learn - or be forced - to accept. There is no escaping it: the whole disastrous course of this Bush regime must be STOPPED. And we must take the responsibility to do it.

And there is a way. We are talking about something on a scale that can really make a huge change in this country and in the world. We need more than fighting Bush's outrages one at a time, constantly losing ground to the whole onslaught. We must, and can, aim to create a political situation where the Bush regime's program is repudiated, where Bush himself is driven from office, and where the whole direction he has been taking society is reversed. We, in our millions, must and can take responsibility to change the course of history.

Acting in this way, we join with and give support and heart to people all over the globe who so urgently need and want this regime to be stopped.

This will not be easy. If we speak the truth, they will try to silence us. If we act, they will try to stop us. But we speak for the majority, here and around the world, and as we get this going we are going to reach out to the people who have been so badly fooled by Bush and we are NOT going to stop.

The point is this: history is full of examples where people who had right on their side fought against tremendous odds and were victorious. And it is also full of examples of people passively hoping to wait it out, only to get swallowed up by a horror beyond what they ever imagined. The future is unwritten. WHICH ONE WE GET IS UP TO US.

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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:16 PM
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21. Bernie Sanders and Peter Welch - web sites
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:19 PM
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22. Bravo!!!!
:applause: :applause: :applause:
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:46 PM
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23. My ballot is on the table all filled out straight Dem. and will out tomorrow AM.
Yeah! :bounce:
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:35 PM
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24. Still more WOW! Bush is so bad that ANYTHING is better!
They don't really care who the opposition is. No Republicans for them!

This is a very unusual endorsement.


--IMM
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:59 AM
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27. Rational and a very unusual endorsement in the same discussion........
makes me think that I am living in a crazy persons world :crazy:


Btw thanks for letting everybody know far we all have come
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:34 AM
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25. send a copy of this to the editor of your local paper! . . .
show them what REAL journalistic integrity and courage are all about! . . .
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 04:13 AM
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28. morning kick. Read this!
It's an inspiring way to start off your day.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 04:44 AM
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29. Surely the thoughts of every conservative who loves his country more than his
politics.
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:02 AM
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31. A great article K&R
It doesn't sound at all like a conservative newspaper, but then, I think * is the one who gave conservatives such a bad name, to me, anyway. I hope we see more like this.
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happydreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:05 AM
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32. I never thought I'd see this. Talk about a
paradigm shift in conciousness. K&R
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:22 AM
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33. Vermonters have a lot of sense
Proud to be one.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:34 AM
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35. The Randolph Herald is the hometown paper where I grew up in Vermont
I definitely don't think I'd classify it as conservative per se, but I'm glad to see this nonetheless.
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photogirl12 Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:36 AM
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36. K&R
Go Dems!!!
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photogirl12 Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:52 AM
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37. kick
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:06 AM
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38. Amen!
They got the point, dems have to be charge to bring balance back. This congress has failed to check the WH on anything!
When I would come across people while canvassing some would say that they 'liked' our repuke representative because they knew him personally but they would also say that the country was headed in the wrong direction. I told them that this vote is the only vote that they have to change anything, they can't vote against another rep that they don't like but they can vote for change right here. Facial expressions changed like a light went on, the old not my rep, he's ok, was suddenly put into perspective. People want change then it starts right at home in their own districts, it's all we can do.
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halfmoon dem Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:40 AM
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39. K&R
Thanks for posting this article!
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wiggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:46 AM
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40. Publish this in full page ad in USAToday. This is the bottom line. nt
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wiggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:47 AM
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41. I'm in for $50 if someone organizes. nt
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:57 AM
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42. Great editorial! This is the norm from the Brattleboro Reformer
in the southern part of the state, but the Reformer's a definite "lefty" rag. In a normal year, I think Rainville might have come out on top - she's an impressive woman. But the editorial is right. Any Republican will vote with the Republican majority and the rubber stamp would continue. Drive them out!
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IWantAChange Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:33 PM
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43. forwarded to Olbermann - would love to see this get some national attention
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judaspriestess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:59 PM
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44. Carnage is the word
I feel so violated by this admin. I can't even stomach calling * the president. And I won't.

Shame, Shame, Shame on these hateful people.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:08 PM
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46. Good to see Eisenhower-type Republicans haven't disappeared
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:26 PM
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47. day-um-- that was righteous!
Wow!
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photogirl12 Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 03:30 PM
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48. Kick
:kick:
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