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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:47 PM
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* visits the Fords - What is under his jacket? - pics





U.S. President George W. Bush (L) helps former U.S. President Gerald Ford walk out of Ford's house in Rancho Mirage, California April 23, 2006. Bush paid a courtesy call to Ford and his wife at their California home on Sunday and they joked about having solved all problems during the visit. REUTERS/Larry Downing








President Bush kisses former first lady Betty Ford after visiting her and former President Gerald Ford, left, at their home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Sunday, April 23, 2006. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:49 PM
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1. The man is so loved.. wears a bulletproof vest to bed
:)
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KyuzoGator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:49 PM
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2. Looks like the outline of body armor to me. nt
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:50 PM
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4. And I hope it itches him something awful!
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:52 PM
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8. Sad the President is so hated he has to wear armor to vist another
president.
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MUAD_DIB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:08 PM
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23. Only the best for Prezdent Monkeynutz...

Not like what the troops are getting.
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:50 PM
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3. yup, he has to wear a vest to visit old gerald and betty.
a little paranoid?
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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:51 PM
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5. From the rumblings I have heard, perhaps Betty should
invite George for a little stay at her clinic...
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:53 PM
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10. She was probably trying to check him in
but he needed to rest at the WH.

He has been doing "Hard Work" in California.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:51 PM
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6. Looks like a harness. Apparently Rove disconnected the lead for the trip.
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bling bling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-24-06 02:08 AM
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54. .
:rofl:
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:51 PM
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7. In the last pic it looks like Gerald is fearful that Bush is going...
...to "do a hagfish" on Betty's face.

PB
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bling bling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-24-06 02:12 AM
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55. It looks like Gerald is saying "whoa boy...back off now"
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:53 PM
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9. Does Gerald Ford own some oil wells?
Why is Chimpy holding his hand? :shrug:
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:57 PM
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14. Well they only held hands, they didn't kiss...
if you don't count the suckface on Betty.
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Ecumenist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:50 PM
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33. That's the question I was wondering about myself
It looks like President Ford can get around pretty good on his own. This mand sure has a habit of holding hands with older men, doesn't he?
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:21 PM
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40. It frightens me Mr. Ford.
How did this come about? Did Ford call him in to spank him or is Bush asking for advice?
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-24-06 02:02 AM
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53. Now, hold on just a doggone second there.
Bush is the spanker and he'll spank who needs to be spanked. :P
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shenmue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:53 PM
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11. He's pregnant!
:wow:

Laura must be so proud!
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:55 PM
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12. It's the harness for his codpiece.
He won't leave home without it.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:55 PM
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13. It must be terrible to be so hated, everywhere you go someone
might try to kill you!

I'm not expressing sympathy for him, just saying that other than Osama, I can't think of anybody who is more detested as a person than *!

Mentally, I can't even imagine something that bad to have to live with every day.
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:36 PM
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29. you know, Osama is only hated in the U.S.
He is loved in other parts of the world. * is hated everywhere.
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:39 PM
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32. I think Bin Laden is more popular.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:57 PM
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15. For such a homophobic bigot, he sure like to hold men's hands.




And nuzzling men, as well...
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habitual Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:09 PM
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24. nice compilations of photos
i thought the same thing.
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:29 PM
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28. Don't forget kissing bald men's heads.
There have been several photographs of that.
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DetroitProle Donating Member (192 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:58 PM
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16. hey, look, a real president
one of the last decent Republicans. If only the guys in power were still like that, we could have some real meaningful dialogue and progress in this country, even if we disagreed with each other.
Our country is a disaster area and Bush is inexplicably visiting former presidents. Quite a jolly soiree.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 09:58 PM
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17. Betty and Jerry performed an intervention.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:00 PM
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18. Aw, he's preggers...
going to have an alien demon baby. Wonder if that's how they got the twins?
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:02 PM
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19. Tryin' to slip Betty a little tounge?
Gross.
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:03 PM
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20. Where's Bush's wedding ring?
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:06 PM
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22. hmmmm
good question. I don't see it. Trouble in paradise? I was wondering why Laura didn't come with him on this trip.
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:21 PM
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26. It was missing in a photo
just a couple of days ago, too.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:21 PM
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25. Good catch. Bet he is so puffed up it doesn't fit him any more.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:04 PM
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21. His Diaper is bunching up. nt
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katamaran Donating Member (352 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:27 PM
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27. Fanny pack
Big old fanny pack in the front with his chewing gum, fuzzy change purse, a couple earthworms he dug up, a cool looking rock shaped like a piece of poo, and his Cliff's Notes of "My Pet Goat".
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elvisbear Donating Member (545 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:34 PM
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48. LOL
:rofl:
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bling bling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-24-06 02:16 AM
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56. STOP
I'm laughing so hard I'm afraid I'm going to wake up my family.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:38 PM
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30. making an appearance in this photo too?
Edited on Sun Apr-23-06 10:39 PM by Sydnie


on edit - no wedding ring here either
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 10:39 PM
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31. He's definitely wearing a vest.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:03 PM
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34. Is it just me? Or does anybody else think
Bush overdoes it with the "friendly" bit. Look at photo #1. Bush has this goofy, over-the-top maniacal expression on his face. He just reminds me so much of a clown I once saw at Ringling Bros. Circus. Just goofy.

Photo #2: more goofiness. Now Ford is laughing. Bush has told a "joke". He thinks he's incredibly funny, Pulitzer prize material I tell ya.

Photo #4: Here Bush is telling another joke. He's making it up as he goes. Whew, there's some talent!

Photo #6: Here Bush threatens to steal Betty away. "If you don't watch it, I'll take your little Honey away; she's lookin' mighty fine today!! Heh heh. Ford theatrically tries to break them up. I know how old people joke.

Well, enjoy yourself Bush because you're headed back for the White House where the jackals are circling.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:09 PM
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35. bullet proof truss.
that poor man
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:13 PM
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36. definitely something in this photo you can see the outline.
of the vest on the sides and the bottom.




Maybe his handlers told him he was gonna visit Ford and the pResident thought it was a theater.
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:17 PM
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37. Look at the last two photos...
...What's on Gerald Ford's mind? "OK, Satan, that's enough, I agreed to a gladhanding photo op session, not to let you suck my wife's soul out through the side of her head."
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:18 PM
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39. Why would he be visiting?
What's prompting this?
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:26 PM
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43. I suspect just the PR value of the photo op. nt.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:30 PM
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45. What PR value is there to a photo op with Gerry Ford?
I don't get that.
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:33 PM
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47. If handlers think Ford is generally...
...well thought of, they may view a photo op with him as likely to be seen by the public as something of an endorsement of Chimpy by Ford. They've used Clinton this way on several occasions.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:26 PM
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42. Ford "wrote" that OP ed letter supporting Rumsfeld
"Roll over Liberty-----good boy"



I don't like gerry, I'll never pardon him for pardoning Nixon,
this was the start of saying you can get away with high crimes and misdemeanors
Bush would have never come to power without this ass wipe.

plus he brought in the original
Rumsfeld, Cheney and George H.W.Bush into power.........
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:30 PM
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46. I resented the pardon also...
...but I think Ford was basically a decent man.
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ReverendDeuce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:35 PM
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49. Here is my entry into this photoshoppery contest...
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:39 PM
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51. The differences are subtle...good job. nt.
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-24-06 12:13 PM
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57. LOL
Very good!
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:17 PM
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38. Poor Gerry Ford
He has to hand out this this assclown. I hope it didn't hurt the old guy.
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:23 PM
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41. Maybe Chimpy wanted to...
...hang out with someone else who served as President but was never elected by the people.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:30 PM
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44. LOL how soon America forgets they have so much in common
Ford brought in *ush's father into power.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 11:38 PM
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50. his ring is on
it's just slipping down his finger - it's up by his knuckle
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-24-06 12:32 AM
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52. You never know when SQUEAKY FROMME might stop by!
You young whippersnappers have forgotten all about the assassination attempts on Ford. Gerry's got bad juju. Squeaky and Sara Jane might have missed him but who knows what crazy chick is still out there gunning for him. Around bulletbait like Gerry, George has gotta have a vest!
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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-24-06 12:33 PM
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58. old fashioned Bicycle pump n/t
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