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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 02:58 PM
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Free Republic is locking Kennedy threads to cover up their glee.
Laugh it up, troglodytes.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 02:59 PM
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1. So disgusting, these "good Christians". n/t
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:00 PM
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2. Good. No American should engage in this kind of behavior. nt
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:01 PM
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3. some truly sick fucking people, if you can call them that
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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:02 PM
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4. Glad to see that someone over there has some scruples. NT
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TooBigaTent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:37 PM
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35. Not scruples, just political cover being sought. nt
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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:02 PM
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5. And to think, we all wished Laura Ingraham the best...
...when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Honorable people know when to put partisan politics aside and simply be human.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:06 PM
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9. And it's good that Laura Ingraham recovered
She's annoying, but she's human and no human should have to suffer through that sort of thing.
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:08 PM
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14. it looks like there were many deleted messages at that time also
just trying to be fair.
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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:04 PM
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6. I hope that DU doesn't have to resort to those measures when one of theirs is ill.
That would really make me sad.
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:05 PM
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8. Can we make an exception for Cheney?
I'd have a really hard time wishing for Cheney's good health.
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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:06 PM
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11. Even assholes like Cheney should be wished good health.
I just hope that he retires and is never heard from again. That will be good enough for me.
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:08 PM
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15. Well, as my mama always said
If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.

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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:10 PM
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17. exactly
:thumbsup:
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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:11 PM
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19. Your mama is wise. When Cheney's next heart attack comes around...
and it will. I'll just sit here and post about something else. The man isn't worth my time.
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:12 PM
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20. Retirement is fine, but it's not all he's destined for.
I'd be happier if he was indicted, and then prosecuted in a court of law.

And may he live a long, healthy life in which he may learn his lessons.
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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:15 PM
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21. I'm fine with jail time. As long as he isn't a center of power, I'll be happy.
But I'm not ever going to be happy that someone has contracted a disease or has died. I'll leave that to someone else.
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:49 PM
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41. Not in a million years
NO ONE deserves death more than Cheney
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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:58 PM
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45. Are you in favor of the death penalty?
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 04:08 PM
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49. no I'm in favor of Karma
and that's where he'll receive the only justice he'll ever get, like Reagan.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:11 PM
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18. Cheney Doesn't Deserve
good health - but there he is with a team of doctors following him around to make sure that heart of his never stops ticking.
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:05 PM
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7. Ironic... those self-styled "Christian soldiers" are doomed to burn in hell! NT
Edited on Tue May-20-08 03:05 PM by NRaleighLiberal
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:06 PM
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10. they're pigs-- don't waste breath over them....
eom
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:07 PM
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12. There is a fair amount of glee over at hillaryis44 too.
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:07 PM
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13. Trash acts
I'm so not surprised that the scum suckers would act that way.
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John Kerry VonErich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:10 PM
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16. The more the tap dancing on both sides
The more I fear the war will be home.
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Fresh_Start Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:15 PM
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22. Omigod, look what the Freepers are writing about it
That is unfortunate. Hopefully it can be treated.

Ok for the THIRD time, Prayers for him and his family.

Prayers for the Senator & his family. This is sad news.

Wouldnt wish this on anyone.

Ive read in the past that Teddy is one of the senators who quietly goes to the funerals for service men and women in his district. He aint all bad.

Prayers for Senator Kennedy and his family.

No personal stuff here. I wish him the best.

I simply put myself in his shoes for a moment for situations like this. Regardless of anything hes done in the past I cant wish this on anyone.

Prayers for his full recovery from this awful affliction, AND for a long and healthy retirement from this point on.

This is a sad state that I would not wish upon anyone. I hope he recovers. That being said, I hope he never again is in a decision making capacity. This man has done so much damage to our country.

Tough prognosis, we wish him the best.

As much as I hold the Swimmer in disdain, I could never wish this upon him. Saying prayers for him and his family.
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:20 PM
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25. Don't tell me they are acting like Dems??
Like the congress critters who are trying to distance themselves from the shrub's policies and maybe salvage some offices come the GE?

Golly, I'm just wishing the freeps had shown the same kindness and sympathies for "three purple hearts."

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Fresh_Start Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:22 PM
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26. No they aren't dems, they are acting like ordinary humans
with as usual a few bad apples in the bunch
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 04:06 PM
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48. Few?
Nah.
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Fresh_Start Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 04:09 PM
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50. only a few on the Teddy Kennedy thread
and the mods are shutting them right down
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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:17 PM
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23. * Sigh *. You know, this "argument" is always made by both sides when tragedy hits a politician.
On every site (including DU and Kos), some people are decent and wish the best to the politician and his family, whereas others would just be jerks. I am sick and tired of this smugness that *our* side behaves better, when in reality, we have the lion's share of jerks operating right now on DU.

Red State is praying for Teddy:

http://www.redstate.com/stories/congress/on_senator_ken...

As is LGF:

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/30024_Breaking-...

You know, there are jerks in every political stripe. And there are good people of every political stripe. "Our bloggers behave better than their bloggers" is a stupid argument, for which everyone "wins" the argument. Because every site has its jerks which can be pointed out a la Bill O'Reilly. Freeperville is very far Right, and I think the above websites are more representative of the conservative base (which in my view is VERY right wing, but not as crazed as freerepublic.com).
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:17 PM
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24. DU Has Too Much of a History
Of some of us getting a little too happy when tragedy strikes across the aisle, for me to condemn them.

Frankly, I don't care what they're saying. It's not worth the bandwidth it'd take to call up the pages.
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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:23 PM
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28. Amen, Crisco. Jesus said it best:
"And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye" Or how can you say to your brother, "Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye," when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother's eye ( Luke 6:41-42 ).


We need to clean up our own act before we start judging right wing sites.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:30 PM
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31. They did the same thing in the past
Edited on Tue May-20-08 03:31 PM by Fighting Irish
I recall them getting pretty nasty when Paul Wellstone was killed. Then they ripped apart the liberal boards when posters ripped apart Reagan when he died.

In order to look less like hypocrites, they bite their tongues when stuff like this happens.

I have always said, let's see what happens when either Ted Kennedy or Jimmy Carter dies.

Me? Though I feel tap-dancing on graves is tasteless, I see nothing wrong with critical reviews of a departed's public life and actions (such as with Gerald Ford, who I actually liked and said nice things about, though he took part in some rather controversial actions). Someone like Dick Cheney, well, that will be a bit tough.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:44 PM
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39. Anonymous people on the internet are always going to write nasty things
But with Paul Wellstone's death it went far beyond Free Republic. Their false outrage over his memorial service was disgusting.
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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:23 PM
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27. Whatever. Doesn't bother me much. We do the same shit here.
You should have seen the good time I had after Pinochet died. I wasn't as happy about Steve Irwin though.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:54 PM
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42. Pinochet was guilty of genocide, that's a bit different than Steve Irwin
In Reagan's case it has shades of gray. I certainly wasn't pissing on his grave and I felt bad for Nancy. But I certainly wasn't celebrating his wonderful accomplishments either. Reagan's actions with the War on Drugs, funding the Contras, and lack of action on AIDS have ruined thousands if not millions of lives. I don't think that merits people celebrating your death either, but I also don't think it merits being remembered as a great person.

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Anexio Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:23 PM
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29. I guess the Free Republic ain't so friggin' free.
If posts are getting deleted then wheres the freedom in that?
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:29 PM
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30. Only reason they don't walk on all fours is peer pressure.
n/t
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:31 PM
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32. It's sad that they had to do that, but at least they locked it
which is a bit more than I would normally expect from them.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:36 PM
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33. What they don't realize is that we'll likely replace Kennedy with someone even MORE liberal.
I'm thinking of maybe Barney Frank, Phil Dunkelbarger, Jass Stewart, Rachel Maddow, Whoopi Goldberg, Carl Sciortino...

We're Massachusetts.

We're up to our eyeballs in Liberals.

We can find Liberals here so progressive they'll make Ted Kennedy look like Strom Thurmond.

Yeah, laugh now, Freepers, while you can.

Keep laughing until we pass a law requiring every citizen to serve four years in The Peace Corps or six years in a Gay Marriage before being granted citizenship.

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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:36 PM
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34. Can't you feel Jesus's love over there???
What I really hate is is the arrogant religious post, like "May God have mercy on his soul," fuck you asshole! I hope there IS a hell and these horrid freepers can roast marshmallows with their hero the war criminal GWB for all eternity!
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Mezzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:40 PM
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36. At least their higher ups are trying to be above that fray.
I certainly can't say the same about our own side's forums, when bad news surrounds a democrat, or say, a campaign or something. :shrug:
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:42 PM
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37. We should do the same for their beloved RimJob.
Edited on Tue May-20-08 03:42 PM by Fox Mulder
Assholes.

I bet they wouldn't like it then.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:43 PM
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38. that was done already on Saturday i think, it got renditioned thankfully.
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TCJ70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:46 PM
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40. Good for them. The right thing to do. n/t
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:55 PM
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43. pavlovian monkeys
What in the name of rightwing depravity has Ted Kennedy ever done to earn the freepers everlasting wrath? Trying to fathom the depths of their pinheaded sense of outrage would be an amusing excursion into the mind of the simpleton if it wasn't so scary. How do you devolve so as a species as to be like this?

Kennedy, even with all his power and prestige in the Senate and among liberals, has done nothing so earthshakingly radical in his career that it earns the hatred they throw at him. The way they act, you would think he had brought us universal health care, redistribution of wealth, and free cable for life!

They seem to hate him because they are too dumb to find real reasons to hate their opponents. That would actually require knowing something about anything. Instead, they slobber like pavlovian monkeys over finding a scapegoat with name recognition.

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hiaasenrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:56 PM
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44. Sad how politics makes people do things. It's happened here.
The death of Falwell, the death of Pope John Paul II, the seizure of Chief Justice Roberts, and a few others. The glee expressed by some people when others die or fall ill is disgusting, no matter where it comes from.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:58 PM
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46. They can say whatever they wish; I have celebrated many deaths on their side...
and will continue to do so.
Dead men do no more mischief nor do they reap the benefits of that mischief
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 03:59 PM
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47. Thanks for "Informing" Us
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-20-08 04:30 PM
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51. the cowardly yellow underbelly of the conservative movement
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