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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:09 PM
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Tea Party sign threatens gun violence if health care passes.
Edited on Sat Mar-20-10 03:10 PM by kpete


http://thinkprogress.org/2010/03/20/code-red-gun /

Teabagger protester yells 'faggot' at gay Rep. Barney Frank in US House bldg, another calls black congressman the n-word
by John Aravosis (DC) on 3/20/2010 03:53:00 PM

http://www.americablog.com/2010/03/teabagger-protesters...
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Kievan Rus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:10 PM
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1. I seriously hope the FBI is keeping their eyes on these wingnuts
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:10 PM
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2. Now that's MENACING
and that sign holder needs to be arrested. Now.

Unfortunately, the violent far right always gets a pass while government types are chasing shadows on the left.

Democracies have always been overthrown by the far right. There is no exception to this throughout history.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:11 PM
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4. EXACTLY
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:11 PM
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3. Yes. And did you see the one about "slaughter" -ing HCR supporters?
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:14 PM
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5. Here is the guy holding the sign...


Thanks for posting the close-up. I was wondering what that sign said.

more rally pics here...

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





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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:19 PM
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7. It reads, "I'm a fat, pasty sack of shit.....
...whose whole worldview revolves around TV and movie violence because THAT'S THE WAY WE SHOULD CONDUCT OUR DISCOURSE WITH 'THAT ONE!' Also, I'm a racist homophobe who is an oxygen thief and waste of a zygote."

At least that's what I think it says.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:34 PM
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10. Imagine holding a sign like that in public aginst BushCo
The guy's face is out there now. I hope his pic makes it to MSNBC.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 05:15 PM
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22. He would have been "disappeared" out of the "Free Speech Zone" very fast during Bushco's reign
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:37 PM
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11. A smirking, gun-toting, threatening maggot.
One of the GOP's finest.


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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:44 PM
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13. I can't quite make out the words on that "Gun" placard.
Can anyone here help me?
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 06:07 PM
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29. If Brown Can't Stop It Then A Browning Can.
Edited on Sat Mar-20-10 06:08 PM by KittyWampus
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michreject Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 06:10 PM
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30. If Brown Can't Stop Then A Browning Can.
Brown from MA. is the reference, I do believe.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 06:10 PM
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31. that's what I figure and from context a Browning is a gun?
Edited on Sat Mar-20-10 06:13 PM by KittyWampus
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michreject Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 06:12 PM
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32. Yeah
Browning High Power
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 05:23 AM
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49. Thanks! Compare tht with this example several years earlier:
No Laughing Matter

"Joke" about a "burning Bush" lands Portland cabbie in Dakota pokey.

What started out as a short trip through South Dakota has turned into an extended stay for a Portland man who learned earlier this month that he would be spending three years in prison for threatening the president.

The bizarre tale of Richard Humphreys began in the early hours of March 9, 2001, in a Watertown, S.D., bar. During a lively chat with a truck driver, the former Portland cabbie--who calls himself The Prophet Israel Humphreys--cracked a joke that didn't get the laughs he had anticipated.

"I said that God might speak to the world through a burning Bush," Humphreys, 50, later testified in federal court. "I thought it was funny. It was prophetizing."

Knowing President George W. Bush was scheduled to visit nearby Sioux Falls the next day, a bartender reported Humphreys' comment to local police, claiming that Humphreys alluded to the possibility of someone pouring a flammable liquid on the president and lighting it. Local police took Humphreys into custody at his Sioux Falls motel just hours before Bush arrived.

Unfortunately for Humphreys, the humor was lost on U.S. Attorney Michael Ridgeway. "It wasn't a joke," Ridgeway told the federal jury a year and a half later. "It wasn't funny. Simply put, it was a threat." As evidence, Ridgeway pointed to a transcript from an Internet chat room where Humphreys wrote, "now going to ask Bush for justice, and if I don't get it don't be surprised to see a burning Bush."

The jury agreed with Ridgeway, convicting Humphreys in September 2002 of making threats against the president, a federal offense punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. On Dec. 6, Humphreys was sentenced to 37 months in prison. He plans to appeal.
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http://wweek.com/editorial/2908/3491/
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cilla4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:18 PM
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6. True colors.
I hope the FBI does their job.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:21 PM
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8. oh, it's just another fine upstanding gun owner, exercising his 2A rights
:eyes:
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 11:40 PM
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40. I'm a gun owner.

:eyes:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:57 AM
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 06:37 AM
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50. bullshit. it's all about the guns. not the ballot box. gun violence. guns as a threat.
Edited on Sun Mar-21-10 06:48 AM by KG
guns as a tool for change. guns as the symbol of thier hatred and bigotry. it's about the guns, guns, guns.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:21 PM
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9. Weimar era Nazis
Brown shirts showing, zip up jackets!
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Glimmer of Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:41 PM
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12. These people scare me.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 05:10 PM
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19. They make me feel like kicking their fat asses...without weapons. (n/t)
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 05:13 PM
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20. Self-delete. (n/t)
Edited on Sat Mar-20-10 05:14 PM by WorseBeforeBetter
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 03:44 PM
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14. The repug leaders in the Senate and House have been empowering these dipwads for too long
If the truely American conservatives don't stand up and call them out they will have any blood shed on their hands.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 04:56 PM
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15. What? and that close to the Capitol. This has gone too far.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 05:06 PM
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17. Not only that, but they are listening to rethug legislators speaking there.
They would have been handcuffed with jackboots pushing their faces into the ground during the chimp's reign. :wtf:
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 05:04 PM
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16. "Whenever I hear 'culture' I remove the safety from my Browning!" or something like that nt
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 06:07 PM
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28. Warning, If Brown Can't Stop It Then A Browning Can (is a Browning a gun?)
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 05:06 PM
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18. You know the idiots thought that just so clever
I hope they were questioned.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 05:14 PM
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21. terrorism: The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes.
Were any of these teabagging idiots arrested today?

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 05:17 PM
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24. Deleted sub-thread
Sub-thread removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 02:16 AM
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48. It is absolutely domestic terrorism
Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. No. 107-52) expanded the definition of terrorism to cover ""domestic,"" as opposed to international, terrorism. A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act ""dangerous to human life"" that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to: (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping. Additionally, the acts have to occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States and if they do not, may be regarded as international terrorism.

From: http://www.aclu.org/national-security/how-usa-patriot-a...

I bet the deleted subthread was all about "free speech", too. Free speech has its limits, one of those limits is defined above.
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KonaKane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 05:15 PM
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23. I'm not scared of these punks and you shouldnt be either.
Why? Because for one, the people who might REALLY do something like this rarely advertise it. The advertisers are cowards.

Two, they would be making a sincere mistake if they thought that all liberals/Democrats/Progressives are unarmed and won't take it to their face if forced. This gun owner thinks so, anyway.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 05:35 PM
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26. Good point, most of these people are all bark and no bite.
Nevertheless, when we go to DC on spring break I will be extremely vigilant at all times.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 05:50 PM
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27. Vigilant? In DC? On spring break?
Relax and enjoy yourself! It's not likely you'll run into mobs of idiot teabaggers -- most of them avoid the city like the plague. (I wonder, though, how many of them have federal government jobs and commute in via 95 or the Metro...)
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 05:33 PM
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25. Kick
:kick:
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mcollins Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 06:13 PM
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33. Remember when the right all scoffed when
the government said the danger is the right-wing fanatics? What we are seeing is just the beginning. The right can not allow the President to be succesful and so they will bring the riots to the streets.

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onestepforward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 06:18 PM
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34. K&R
At times it seems like the teabaggers are aching for a rematch of the Civil War. These people are ugly and disgusting beyond words.
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Naturalist111 Donating Member (362 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 07:03 PM
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35. If it passes and they do use guns
well that will be one less tea bagger to worry about.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 07:06 PM
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36. they are a dangerous, ignorant bunch...a bad combination
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 07:18 PM
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37. Do they really think Lefties don't have guns?
how naive..
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 07:48 PM
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38. That's exactly what they think
The daily howlers they listen to on faux noise and am radio have done them a grave disservice by portraying us as weak ms unarmed. They my be in for the shock of their lives if they decide they want civil war with us.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 07:51 PM
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39. That sure as hell would have caused an arrest during BushCo's administration
Round 'em up!
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 11:41 PM
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41. +1000 nt
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 11:50 PM
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42. We need to press the MSM on this stuff. Why the double standard? Why aren't they
protecting our politicians? These people are seriously unstable, but who do they send the FBI after? Anti-war groups! If DC law enforcement doesn't get it's act together...well, I don't want to think about it.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 11:52 PM
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43. +1001
I remember the stories about gun sales after the election.

Now they're holding up signs of Obama in a casket. I can't find a pic of the sign but I saw one of a kid holding it up.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:43 AM
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44. Good Lord! Has Maddow or Olbermann or anyone in the Dem leadership
shown this stuff and demanded that the repugs condemn it? I don't watch TV so I don't know how much of this stuff is out there, but whenever a Dixie Chick or anyone even slighted the repugs they all joined ranks and went on the attack, demanding an apology or that Dem leaders distance themselves from the person who spoke out. Death threats against the President are illegal, so this isn't a "free speech" issue. PLUS, it seems like no one is countering their "Socialist" claims with the truth; that the Obama administration is nearly as far to the Right on the issues as the Reagan administration was. In fact, the HCR plan is, as Obama said himself, much like the one Gingrich proposed years ago to counter Clinton's plan. Why are they allowed to get away with so many insane lies and threats? Is anyone hitting back or do they hope that by ignoring such extreme swiftboating it will just go away?

They need to make some arrests and demand that the GOP put an end to this nonsense!
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Blix Krieg Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 01:57 AM
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45. Teashizer
This Lot reminds me of the Brownshirts circa 1924 Munich.

Major difference.

The Brownshirts could march in a straight line, and were for the most part,
lean mean rabble rousers. This lot is mostly overweight and too ugly for
decent people to even contemplate a glance their way. And their clothing,
my Gawd their clothing, utterly degenerate. One could not fault them with
decent upbringing or taste. The Brownshirt branch of the Republican Party.

They are well watched.



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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 02:00 AM
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47. I can't even make sense of that headline.
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Zech Marquis The 2nd Donating Member (242 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 07:08 AM
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51. I have a good feeling these fools are being closely watched
Let one of these Teabagger fools shoot someone when the HCR bill is passed--that'll make the bastards legitimate terrorists who can be rounded up and treated to a stay in Gitmo..naw, Gitmo is too good for them!
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