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SweepPicker Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:19 AM
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School Children Sing Praises To Obama
What do you gals and guys think of this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aqMTD5UFmU

I apologize if this has already been posted.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:20 AM
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1. enjoy your stay
:eyes:

RL
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:22 AM
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4. i am NOT a freeper and I find it a bit CREEPY just as I would if
were singing praises to Bush. It's something straight out of North Korea. :shrug:

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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:25 AM
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7. Who "suggested" that we dredge up this OLD YouTube video?
Edited on Thu Sep-24-09 08:26 AM by ShortnFiery
Some BODY sent out talking points?
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:39 AM
Response to Reply #7
20. Yep, it's all over the freep site this morning.
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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 09:17 AM
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36. It was on Fox this morning as well
Caught a bit of it while flipping channels, at least I assume it's the same one.

Looks like the latest tempest in a teapot, or echo in the chamber...
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JBoris Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:39 AM
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21. What is "CREEPY" about it? You freepers act as if Obama forced the kids to sing
Edited on Thu Sep-24-09 08:44 AM by JBoris
all your fake outrage is costing you guys a lot of credibility.
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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:18 PM
Response to Reply #21
57. Wow, did you just call jonnyblitz a freeper? n/t
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:20 AM
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2. I see nothing wrong with it.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:55 AM
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46. Me neither
Kids singing? BFD
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:22 AM
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3. Two words ... 'Jesus Camp' ...
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 09:36 AM
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39. Does bring that psycho crap to mind, doesn't it?
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:22 AM
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5. I'm not fond of it.
Primarily because of the deliberate inclusion of his middle name. That seems to suggest there was some political intent here.
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:24 AM
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6. A brief summary of the video wouldn't hurt - >:-/
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:26 AM
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8. Read this...wingnut faux outrage...
if they were talking about gwb who was a major screw-up for 8 years, you wouldn't hear a peep.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:29 AM
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10. Plus, we must consider that SEVERAL of same link "concern-type" threads have arisen this morning?
Edited on Thu Sep-24-09 08:31 AM by ShortnFiery
Damn, their M$M/GOP TALKING POINTS are not even somewhat subdued and orchestrated anymore.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:32 AM
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12. Yup, they're still out in force. nt
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:45 AM
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24. All by posters with low post counts.
:think:
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positrac Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:08 AM
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42. Not everyone was born on 3rd base, yanno
:eyes:
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 11:13 AM
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49. Yeah, but 40 post count with questionable material is suspect.
Get over it.
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SweepPicker Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 11:21 AM
Response to Reply #49
53. Thanks
for the warm welcome and congrats on your massive post count. What does that make you? An official jerk?
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:15 PM
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56. I don't give a shit about post counts,
but when someone unfamiliar comes on an posts questionable shit, it causes suspicion.
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SweepPicker Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:45 PM
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59. Causes Suspicion?
You sure your not paranoid? So what? I asked a question and now realize I should have mentioned how I felt about it as well. I didnt so f**king forgive me. I'm one of you buddy regardless if you like that or not. I'm here to support my party and back up my President: Barack Obama. I dont need someone from my own party giving me the third degree because my post count is not as high as one thinks it should be. I get enough shit from the right, I dont need it from my "fellow Americans".
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 11:12 AM
Response to Reply #24
48. There are those among us who have not been here forever, or
who don't have the time to average 30 posts per day.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 11:14 AM
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50. blah blah blah.
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 11:20 AM
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52. Ooh! A post count increase! And a snappy comeback as well. nt
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positrac Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 12:23 PM
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54. Just a wild guess here...you aren't a fan of Dale Carnegie...
Edited on Thu Sep-24-09 12:23 PM by positrac
right?
:shrug:
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:28 AM
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9. I dunno, how do you feel about this?
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SweepPicker Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:36 AM
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15. Me?
I think that is great!
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:40 AM
Response to Reply #15
22. Sure, you do.
Can you elaborate a little more as to why you think it's great?
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:31 AM
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11. You first
:)
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:34 AM
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13. Strange you bring this up now. Denver right wing radio was on this topic this morning.
Edited on Thu Sep-24-09 08:35 AM by Jim__
Song being compared to Hitler youth - here. Different video, but the same issue. I think the teacher may have gone too far here. But, Hitler youth? These right wingers are assholes.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:36 AM
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14. But massively STUPID by parachuting in with all the same memes.
Damn kids, learn a little nuance? :eyes:
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:37 AM
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17. Yes, there are many, many threads about this topic on the freep site this morning--
Edited on Thu Sep-24-09 08:38 AM by Mrs. Overall
methinks someone is trying to stir up some trouble.
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:36 AM
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16. Obama is what I would call a hybrid president
He is a political and military leader, but he is also a pop culture phenomenon. He's like the Prime Minister and Princess Diana rolled into one. I don't even think Kennedy was that popular during his lifetime--can't remember when or if we've ever had a leader like this, but it's only natural that school children would feel the effect and be part of the love train.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 09:02 AM
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33. You know what's awesome? You can buy Obama stuff at Disney World and EPCOT!
Edited on Thu Sep-24-09 09:03 AM by Ian David
They were also selling Obama T-shirts in stores on the island of Nassau.

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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 09:12 AM
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34. Wal Mart has been selling Obama poster, Obama greeting cards
Puzzles, key rings, etc.

And of course there are the Sasha and Malia dolls.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 09:16 AM
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35. Oh, and some bookstores now have a whole Obama section! n/t
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 09:52 AM
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40. Have you seen the food products in foreign countries that trade on Obama's image?










It's a huge cottage industry now--more popular abroad than here.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:38 AM
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18. Dupe dupe dupe.
Old video and out of context, could have even been done by reich wingers.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:38 AM
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19. well sweeptPicker, what's more important is what You (boy or girl) think of it
nwmhtt
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SweepPicker Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:45 AM
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23. I am not a Troll
Man, I am not a troll trying to start trouble. I voted and am proud of Obama and what he is trying to get done for our country. I do not like the video or what the teachers are doing. I was simply asking others what they thought. Is there paranoia among some here?
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:49 AM
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26. But up above you just said it was great (reply #15). I'm confused.
Edited on Thu Sep-24-09 08:50 AM by Mrs. Overall
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SweepPicker Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:51 AM
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27. The Pic of Obama
on the cover of the mag is great is what I meant.
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:52 AM
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28. Oops, I apologize.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:53 AM
Response to Reply #23
29. We have been inundated with trolls. Might be better to post
your opinion when you post something, especially a youtube, with a little more explanation.

Me, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. There's a tough crowd on DU and everyone is skeptical of new members and what their agenda might be.
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SweepPicker Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:56 AM
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31. Thanks for the advice
I am Democrat through and through. I'm new here as you say but my heart is in the right place, the Democratic Party.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 09:22 AM
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37. What facts do you have about the video?
I have not been able to verify a specific school where this was done or that it was a school activity.

The latest claim seems to be that it was at a Burlington Township School on June 19. School was out of session by then and the facilities were used by several different organizations. So far, I have identified one dance group that had rehearsals on June 19. A different one had recitals and rehearsals earlier that week and one of their performers has a strong resemblance to the blond kid who seemed to be demonstrating the song and routine at the beginning of the video but who does NOT appear in the rest of it while the kids are singing as a group. Look at the blond kid in the red shirt at 00:11 then go to http://www.home.jaztabal.com/3.html and to Picture 22 "Scrooge, Ignorance and Want" and see if you think it is the same kid.

The school calendar is at http://ems.burltwpsch.org/BrowseEvents.aspx if you want to browse for other activities in the time frame and try to find a performance of the Obama songs.
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 12:23 PM
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55. He does appear in it.
The thing is, the "gotcha" has to be flipped: You have to think, "Aha, there you are! Gotcha!" If he's not there it makes the video more suspicious and since you think it's suspicious just confirms what you already believe or want to believe. A null result is what your confirmation bias wants, in other words. So to circumvent your confirmation bias you have to go with the opposite assumption and seek to undermine your suspicions. Make sense?

Anyway, the brightly clad youngster runs off to the left side (viewer's perspective). Second from the end, left side, second row. You can see bits of his red shirt before the camera pans right; and then when it pans left and zooms in you can see his shirt and part of his face. It doesn't help that he's light-skinned and blond, directly behind (from the camera's perspective) a blonde girl.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 05:09 PM
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60. You're right! I had not watched the video full screen and missed him
But is he the same kid as in the Scrooge photo that I posted the link to? If he is then the activity may not be a school activity, it may be one that the Jaztabal Dance group is sponsoring since they are scheduled to use the school facilities the week the video is claimed to have been made.

I am just looking for the facts - I have not formed an opinion on the video. What I did find - before the web site for the school was taken down and the website for the district was altered to restrict access to most of their information - was that the schools in that district were not in session on June 19, 2009, the day that is claimed for the production of the video.

Even during summer break, a number of different organizations were using school and district facilities for activities. Look at the calendar for June - http://ems.burltwpsch.org/BrowseEvents.aspx The statement at the top of the June calendar says "School closed does not mean that facilities cannot be used. Facilities are not available on Holidays or the evenings before a holiday."

On one of the web sites, which I cannot find now, there was a comment about video services indicating someone from "Target Video" (if I remember correctly) was making videos for the group and that parents could order videos. Bob Danser of Target Video in Burlington, New Jersey does produce videos for "a wide range of videos for corporations, organizations and individuals in the South Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia area." http://www.targetvideo.com / Any parent could have gotten a video and posted, then it was copied and re-posted with no attribution - originally the YouTube video had no information about where it was made though it does now. The Target Video quality on their sample videos at their site do seem to be better quality than the one on YouTube, though.

The school where the video was claimed to be made has not responded to requests for information. I wonder if anyone has asked Target Video?

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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 09:26 AM
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38. did i call you a troll?? methinks ye protest too much
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positrac Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:06 AM
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41. You think walking on eggs is tricky? Compared to posting here it's a piece of cake.
I've already learned that much.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:36 AM
Response to Reply #23
44. Is there paranoia among some here? So you noticed?
:evilgrin:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:47 AM
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25. Why do you hate America and undermine The Commander-in-Chief during a time of war?
Why do you insist on giving aid and comfort to the terrorists?

Are YOU a terrorist?


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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:54 AM
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30. What do you think of THIS?
Jesus Camp Extract Praise Bush
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxdt_f0hwUg

At least the kids in the Omaba video aren't "speaking in tongues" and crazy shit.

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SweepPicker Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:58 AM
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32. Sickening
That's disgusting!! I feel sorry for those kids.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:57 AM
Response to Reply #30
47. That disgusts me
This other video in the OP does not.
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WonderGrunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:31 AM
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43. The YouTube poster is an admitted teabagger
And he has two versions of this video, one without any background noise and only a clean audio track of the singing. How did he have access to a clean audio track. This is a faked video.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:54 AM
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45. Check for duplicates
I already posted this
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ampad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 11:19 AM
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51. Someone please answer me this
If this video is in fact real I find it hard to believe that it was not done willingly. With all the the crying about the president talking to the school children and all; I find this hard to believe. You know good and well that if this was not done by willing parents and children we would of heard about it months ago. Something just is not right about this. The fact that it comes out months late is suspicious.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 01:19 PM
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58. I watched a video on YouTube showing Michael Jackson alive, getting out of a coroner's van
Edited on Thu Sep-24-09 01:20 PM by NYC Liberal
in an underground parking lot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW0kxMUQ8co

It MUST BE REAL! It was on YouTube!
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 07:58 PM
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61. Hey Freepers! (This thread has been linked to in their slimy cesspool)
Edited on Sat Sep-26-09 08:03 PM by jefferson_dem
Only 40 months left...

until President Barack Hussein Obama get re-elected... Bizitches!

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