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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:07 PM
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A Special Comment...



Keith, for nearly 8 years yours was a voice on MSNBC that called out the powerful when they spewed forth their vitriol upon the people and took actions that were suspect, or were frankly downright malicious.

And, in your showing now being no more, it is the people who are harmed.

You Sir, are a special Human Being.

You have made us all a little more closer to one another, and helped us know there was a voice out there speaking on behalf of the people when so few in the media dared to...

We are so very grateful to you, and always will consider you a friend, and a master at telling a story...


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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:07 PM
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1. k&r . . .n/t
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:08 PM
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2. Kick,kick,kick &recommended!
:kick:
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:10 PM
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3. You -----
Made me cry :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:48 PM
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15. jillan, I was already doing it when I posted.
sorry to make anyone else sad, but I'm really disheartened by this... I hope he comes back quickly somewhere.

:hug:
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:49 PM
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16. I was right there - going between feeling sick to my stomach & wanting to cry.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:02 PM
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22. it's quite upsetting,
I wonder where he's gonna go. We really need him out there. He is amazing to listen to. His closing tonight was wonderful, despite being sad.
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:28 PM
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56. My sentiment
EXACTLY!!! KO, we NEED you!




LIFE IN A GOP NIRVANA
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blaze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:10 PM
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4. Thank you sir.
Please do not fade away quietly.
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:13 PM
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5. Kick.
What happened?
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blaze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:15 PM
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7. KO
Dumped. :(
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:33 PM
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10. He's resourceful.
He'll be back. I was watching tonight when he made the announcement and read himself off the air with Thurber. A WTF moment for me. Can't wait to hear the details on what went wrong with his contract negotiations and am even more curious to see what he does next. Thanks. :hi:
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Tracyjo Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:14 PM
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6. ..
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:18 PM
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8. K & O
...that is not a typo.


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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:19 PM
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9. We really NEED him and I hope we don't have to go long without him. k&r n/t
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:37 PM
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12. No kidding. Especially since the bad guys took over the House of Reps.
Damn.

Just DAMN.
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:35 PM
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11. K&R
We'll miss you, Keith.
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:42 PM
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13. It's like they did it to us ON PURPOSE!
I remember when Keith started and I thought, geez, isn't this the guy from ESPN?
Then I remembered my grandpa's favorite saying, "Don't argue with someone who has the facts on his side."

And Keith had the facts!!!
He connected the dots for a lot of us.
He had my attention for the entire 8 years!
Every night, almost.

He was on Letterman's program the night that McCain canceled an appearence to be on Dave's show, saying he had to go back to Washington because of the phony "banking crisis" in 2008 and then McCain appeared on CBS News with Katie Couric!!

My gawd, what a night in television history that was!!
Caught a phony baloney politician lying out of his mouth to the entire country!!!
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:51 PM
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17. "And Keith had the facts!!! He connected the dots for a lot of us."
spot on.

I hope he finds a way to keep being easily available for us to hear. He truly galvanized MSNBC into what it is with his well made show.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:45 PM
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14. Where are the millionaire/billionaires who say they are liberals? Damn!
Why don't they start their own network?

Did anyone hear Ed Schultz say tonight "If I couldn't talk about things that affect the middle class than I don't want to be on this show"? I did! Is this going to be the way it goes from here? Let's hope not!

K&R
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:52 PM
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18. Yes, they could do it. And, it's going to be interesting to see how long Ed's there. n/t
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Youth Uprising Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:42 PM
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26. I don't expect Ed to last long
He' one of the loudest and most outspoken voices in there. I don't think the new management is going to take to kindly to him, or Cenk for that matter.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:53 PM
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27. good point. Cenk certainly won't like this, and Ed, God bless him, he's not gonna take orders. n/t
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:55 PM
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19. I would never have made it through 8 years of Bush Hell without Keith.
He was the only media voice out there who put my thoughts into words. It was comforting to turn on KO and know that he spoke for me; a bright beacon of truth during very dark days.

I hope Keith knows what he means to me and all of us.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:57 PM
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21. "I hope Keith knows what he means to me and all of us. "
I really believe he does...

We wouldn't have made it through those dark years without him. At times a lone voice of dissent against the most powerful people in the world, that takes guts.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:42 AM
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33. I could not have stayed halfway sane
... were it not for K. O. And DU!

K &R
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:32 PM
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60. DITTO
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 09:56 PM
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20. Amen
K&R
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SteveG Donating Member (833 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:05 PM
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23. Amen! (nt)
nt
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:06 PM
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24. I have to kick this one.
Thanks Keith! :-)
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:24 PM
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25. hey kentuck, hopefully he sees it, as I know he checks out DU from time to time, and what better
time for him to check it out than now and know we thank him so much.

Thanks for kicking! :hi:
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:47 AM
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35. I hope so.
His efforts are greatly appreciated.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:38 PM
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28. K&R! Excellent! //nt
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:41 AM
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32. as I head off to bed, that is one word that describes KO - Excellent! thank you, Good Night and...
Good Luck.

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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 11:39 PM
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29. K&R
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:17 AM
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30. K&R n/t
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onestepforward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:23 AM
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31. K&R!
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:45 AM
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34. Lovely comment ~
:kick:
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:02 AM
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36. Ditto!
Especially this part:

YOU, SIR, ARE A SPECIAL HUMAN BEING!
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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:15 AM
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37. Is Keith Ob. gone from MSNBC?
This makes me ill if so.

Just came back to DU.

I liked KO as a sports writer.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:18 AM
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38. K&R
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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:21 AM
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39. Having now read this thread double ill
and feeling creepy about our leadership and those that control wealth and power.

KO is a genuine person and profesional.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 03:15 AM
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40. every night i would watch his show with my mother
we'd make coffee at six, have some dinner and head out to the living room by seven o'clock with our coffee cups in hand, settle in and turn on keith.

after his show we would turn on "whatever"--until rachel came onto the scene. then we'd stay tuned and watch her.

on some nights when i worked late she would watch keith and when i got home she'd say to me: "you have to watch keith tonight" and then she'd tell me what was on his show. so i'd watch it on the rerun and my mom would still be up and in the living room and she'd watch it all over again with me.

every night. monday through friday. all the time. for years.
it was something we both looked forward to.
it was one of the few things my mother looked forward to.

my mom was older--she never went out. this show was an important part of her life.

my mom passed in the autumn of 2009

i want to thank keith for giving us this wonderful show--for being so open-minded--a trait my mom highly valued. and i want to thank him for sharing his humor, thoughtfulness, sarcasm, subtleties, and bold, meaningful commentaries that helped to make the final years of her life a little more enjoyable and interesting.

it was great.
it really was.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 04:40 AM
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41. K&R. Beautifully stated.
;(
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 04:51 AM
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42. Thank you Keith Olbermann!! ... I hope to see you again soon on a better network.
:yourock:



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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 04:52 AM
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43. One w/o the convicts.
:toast:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 04:59 AM
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45. Ain't dat da truth, dawlin'!
:hi: Way'at lonestarnot! :hug:



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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:39 AM
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47. Swampie if you need food and water that is not poisoned, I will send you some!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:04 AM
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48. I've been eating mostly canned tuna lately, and frozen veggies.
Our local seafood supply, what I normally eat, is too hazardous. I have also stopped drinking from water fountains, and don't trust some of the local farms.

Thanks for the offer, but I have adjusted to what is available that is not poisoned.

I can't wait for crawfish season! At least the mudbugs aren't affected by the BP fuck-up, but I bet they will be very expensive this year.


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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:07 AM
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49. mmmm damn that looks good! Breakfast lunch and dinner!
Don't forget the :toast: :beer: :hug:
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 10:42 AM
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53. It appears that there is a competition clause
in his contract which would forbid him from going to another network for a certain period of time (probably two years). David Shuster said something to that effect last night on Anderson Cooper's show. Hopefully there will be ways Keith can still reach his audience without violating the terms of his contract.

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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 04:56 AM
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44. Who was it that used to have the "Keith Olbermann Estrogen Club" or sumpin like that?
I always got a smile from that one.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:00 AM
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46. K&R
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 07:38 AM
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50. K&R
What a sad development.
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lib_wit_it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 10:02 AM
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51. Still haven't heard exactly what happened--Rachel made it sound like he was not kicked off, but I"m
getting the idea he was. If so FUCK MSNBC, and the Republicans, and Ronald Reagan, and Dick Cheyney, and Glen Beckkk, and Limblech, and Scary Pallin, and all the rest of the Right Wing, mafia. Jeeebus, They're still gonna be on tee vee and Keith is not?!! WTF??!!
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trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:29 PM
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64. When did Rachel address this issue?????
I missed that. What did she say?
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kernelfarmer Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 10:09 AM
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52. K&R (nt)
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 10:45 AM
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54. HUGE K & R !!!
:patriot:

:kick:
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Tripod Donating Member (534 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 03:49 PM
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55. K&R!
:applause: :(
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:30 PM
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57. Thanks for helping us see things for what they really are.
We will miss you, please come back somewhere soon.
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No DUplicitous DUpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:31 PM
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58.  Thank you Keith..
K&R!
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:31 PM
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59. Beautifully stated. Thank you for speaking for many of us. nt
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:05 PM
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61. K&R for KO
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:06 PM
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62. K&R!
:applause: :hug:
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:13 PM
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63. Thank you Keith. I am so saddened by this - I think I'm still in shock.
:cry:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 08:27 PM
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65. Kick. (nt)
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Highway61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 08:33 PM
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66. Big K &R!
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