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A Beaten Man

Posted on 03/21/2010 10:01:40 PM PDT by plinyelder

As one of many who served on the front lines in a very unpopular war .. because my country asked me to, I have become nothing more than a shadow of that once proud, young man.

Tonight I sit here, older, wiser and with a heavy heart .. for I no longer BELIEVE in my country.

For all my brothers in arms .. I am so sorry for what we have become.

As Nikita Khrushchev once said:
"We can't expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism."

May God have mercy on our souls


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1 posted on 03/21/2010 10:01:40 PM PDT by plinyelder
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To: plinyelder

If you want to be beaten, be beaten. Lay down. The rest of us will keep fighting without you. Sheesh.


2 posted on 03/21/2010 10:03:59 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: plinyelder

I’m with you, friend. As far as I’m concerned that flag I served under does not represent the country I loved. I will no longer pledge allegiance to it. We need a new country and a new flag. I fear we can’t go back to the old one. It hasn’t existed for a long time.


3 posted on 03/21/2010 10:08:47 PM PDT by Terry Mross (We need a second SONS OF LIBERTY but there won't be one.)
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To: ImaTexan

ping


4 posted on 03/21/2010 10:13:24 PM PDT by bjcintennessee (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff)
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To: ReneeLynn
"If you want to be beaten, be beaten. Lay down. The rest of us will keep fighting without you. Sheesh."

I'm not beaten yet. It doesn't look good at this point but I refuse to let a little socialist puke like Obama get away with this.

5 posted on 03/21/2010 10:13:32 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: plinyelder
Screw all the drama .

I am more ticked off than ever. If this Marxist wants WAR. He will get it. The was the opening of the WAR against this radical Marxist and his radical henchman.

Its time to dismantle the federal govt .
Support the GOP AG’s suing to kill Obamacare.
Protest if the Marxist is doing a Cheerleading event in your area.
And volunteer for candidates that will defund and dismantle Obama care.

6 posted on 03/21/2010 10:14:17 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: blackbart.223

That’s right. This little, arrogant man can celebrate tonight but true patriots should NEVER let him have their country. Not as long as they draw breath.


7 posted on 03/21/2010 10:15:16 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: plinyelder

Well, some of us have been screaming about communism for decades and have been painted kooks for our efforts. Now that its too late...


8 posted on 03/21/2010 10:16:54 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: plinyelder

Okay, the pity party is over, time to retrench.

In the face of overwhelming odds, the first Americans didn’t give up. Are we going to dishonor all those who came before and let down all who come after by giving up and giving in?


9 posted on 03/21/2010 10:17:24 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: ReneeLynn

Im with YOU...

You who lay down, fork off... I have no use for you...


10 posted on 03/21/2010 10:17:29 PM PDT by waterhill (Screw You, We're From TEXAS. We're From TEXAS, Screw You...)
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To: ReneeLynn

“That’s right. This little, arrogant man can celebrate tonight but true patriots should NEVER let him have their country. Not as long as they draw breath...”

Amen Bro. So far, we’ve been subjected to bloodless coup. People are waking up now. It’s coming.


11 posted on 03/21/2010 10:18:25 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: plinyelder
Fight until the breath is taken from your body; never give up. Never let the clowns win.


12 posted on 03/21/2010 10:18:41 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: ncalburt

Does anyone have a plan as to how we do all of this? Please share...


13 posted on 03/21/2010 10:18:45 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: ReneeLynn
"That’s right. This little, arrogant man can celebrate tonight but true patriots should NEVER let him have their country. Not as long as they draw breath."

If we let this stand then the blood shed by so many for the cause of liberty stands for nothing. I will not see that happen.

14 posted on 03/21/2010 10:19:03 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: plinyelder

Thank you for fighting in what I believe was a very worthwhile war.

This is but one battle lost in a war that will span centuries, more than likely. Do you have kids? Two of mine are voting now, and both of those are voting “correctly.” We are not giving up anything. So take heart. Tomorrow is another day. I intend to fight until the end.


15 posted on 03/21/2010 10:20:47 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: April Lexington

Well, I’ll tell you what saying ‘I give up’ ain’t the answer. These people are still voted in. There are AG’s who are going to fight the bill and others. They don’t need a lay down public. And this thing wouldn’t even kick in until 2014, so that’s some elections there.

What do you want to do?


16 posted on 03/21/2010 10:21:20 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: plinyelder

Thank you for your service, Sir. From those of us unable or unwilling to join the US military...America is proud of you and oh, so grateful.

You are not a beaten man. How do I know this? Because I am a brand new FReeper (as of today) and have come to join you in the fight. Yes, we are dispirited tonight but with the dawn of each new day our reserve to right this isanity will grow stronger.

You are also not just a shadow of the once proud young man. How do I know this? Your years have given you much wisdom that we will all need in the battles to come. We need your experience and wisdom to guide us.

Strategy and tactics from your service years will be invaluable in the weeks and months to come. The idiots in DC have no idea what they have unleashed on this night. November will be upon them before they know it!

So, take heart. Our beloved America will come out of this stronger and prouder than ever.


17 posted on 03/21/2010 10:21:43 PM PDT by southernsunshine
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To: April Lexington

It may sound boring but I am planning to work hard to get good candidates for the primaries, because, I expect November to be a huge time of reaping for conservatives.

Also, I am looking forward to advocating for the Senate to do all it can to stop this bill; and for the states’ attorneys generals.

There is still hope.

Ask yourself this: What would the left LIKE me to do?

Then do the opposite.


18 posted on 03/21/2010 10:22:46 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: blackbart.223

Yes, that’s my father and uncles. My great grandparents who put their children on boats and would never see them again, to send them to America.

This punk Obama is going to be the one to destroy us and them? Pfft.


19 posted on 03/21/2010 10:23:17 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: April Lexington
work in your state to help the AG file suit.
protest Obama if he is near.
work on the local election to support the people planning to defund this evil bill until Obama is driven out of office.
And demand the GOP put a Hold on all appointments until the midterm.
20 posted on 03/21/2010 10:25:57 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: April Lexington

Everyone has a plan to do the same old thing we have done for 30 years.

No one has a plan that will actually change anything, because that would result in death and jail.

And no one really want to miss American Idol or the Super Bowl.


21 posted on 03/21/2010 10:26:30 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: plinyelder

The City on a Hill is living underground (much of the day). But we are alive and well!

“This was our finest hour!” - Churchill


22 posted on 03/21/2010 10:30:44 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: ReneeLynn
"Yes, that’s my father and uncles."

Three of my uncles fought in World War Two. Two were at the battle of Bulge and the other was a gunner on a B24. If they could they would spit in Obamas's eye. Since they no longer can I will do it for them.

23 posted on 03/21/2010 10:31:18 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: blackbart.223

There are many with much bravado and I can understand that.

How many of you have faced an enemy that was so powerful so well armed and so overwhelmed your sense of mortality that you Pissed Your Pants?

My friends .. THAT is what you are going to face, If and When the time comes!

The difference between what I faced and what You say you are willing to face is .. Your enemy is going to be Your Brothers and Sisters!

I am not willing to kill my fellow Americans to win back my country and .. That is what it is going to take!

The commie bastards know this and they are Counting on it!

For those who think the ballot box is the answer .. How’s that worked out for you over the last 10 or 20 years?

No, it will now take a bloody civil war to Take back what has been lost.

To set things straight .. This was not a pity post .. not for me anyway.

It is about our children and their children and how they will never know the true freedom that us old folks use to take for granted .. After All .. This was America!


24 posted on 03/21/2010 10:35:24 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: lgjhn23

When people like me and mine, who have always remained quiet and in the background, decide it’s time to join the fight it truly means all hell has broken loose!!!

I’m serious - the idiots in DC have no clue what they have brought down on their own heads on this night. We will previal.

When we Southerners take a stand there is no quarter asked and none given.


25 posted on 03/21/2010 10:41:03 PM PDT by southernsunshine
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To: blackbart.223

And next month will be two years for my best friend’s brother who was killed in Iraq. What would we say to them? The recent defenders?


26 posted on 03/21/2010 10:42:11 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: skr

The first americans merely faced an army. We face our own ignorant lazy citizens being used by traitorous lawyers and politicians that have the law, the courts, hollywood, the UN, and the MSM on their side.

There’s no way to fight that legally when we have so few assets in DC.


27 posted on 03/21/2010 10:45:16 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: plinyelder

Have a drink, have a smoke, go to bed depressed...Lord knows, that’s what I’m doing!
But wake tomorrow and fight again. They can’t beat us till they kill us, and they can’t kill us all!


28 posted on 03/21/2010 10:45:43 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: southernsunshine

Welcome to FR!


29 posted on 03/21/2010 10:51:58 PM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Maybe your right.

It seems like we have been doing battle over this for longer than I care to think.

I know what is coming next, (amnesty) and I guess that when you get to my age you get tired, faster.

I’ll sleep on it and Maybe tomorrow will look brighter.

Good night everyone and .. Thanks!


30 posted on 03/21/2010 10:59:00 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: ReneeLynn
"And next month will be two years for my best friend’s brother who was killed in Iraq. What would we say to them? The recent defenders?"

The same thing. We don't let them let them die in vain. Where we go next is hard to say. We will figure it out at some point.

31 posted on 03/21/2010 10:59:14 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: southernsunshine; plinyelder

Dang noobies - making my monitor all blurry.

Another poster thought that the veterans on FR were taking this harder than most. Thinking that what they had shed their blood and tears for was lost. I can share in their grief. But only for a little while until someone like sss (southern sun shine) makes such a worthy and hope-filled post.

Thank you to both of you.


32 posted on 03/21/2010 10:59:38 PM PDT by 21twelve (Having the Democrats in control is like a never-ending game of Calvin ball. (Giotto))
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To: plinyelder
"I know what is coming next, (amnesty) and I guess that when you get to my age you get tired, faster."

I won't guess your age as it is not important. I just turned fifty seven but I still have a lot of fight left in me. Win or lose we can still say we didn't buy into the bullshit. In the end that is all that matters.

33 posted on 03/21/2010 11:04:06 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: roses of sharon
Jeeeepers. In 1776, we put our homes, fortunes, prospects and lives on the line for freedom. Those who didn't were chased all the way to Canada. Anyone brave enough today????
34 posted on 03/21/2010 11:11:21 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: plinyelder

Are we going to say we were beaten by a handful of people? Remember that only a few votes dragged this into law and it took a year and lots of chicanery to do it. So we can’t fault America or Americans. Instead, we should be proud of how we stood up.

Instead of feeling bad, we should be THINKING of approaches and ways to keep our friends and family members from falling for the propaganda campaign about to take place.

For instance that much touted “right to privacy” - well isn’t that violated when our health choices are monitored by the IRS? What about keep your hands off my body, etc. etc. Turn their own arguments against them every chance you get.

And remember that they are not the majority. Remember and remind that this barely passed in an unseemly way after having been pushed on Christmas Eve first and now at Easter time. We are living a parable of sorts.

Please. We need to act victorious even in defeat...that is what worked for Pelosi. No matter what happened or how absurd it was, she smiled and said we are winning...eventually she won. What you say and insist is true will eventually be brought into being. The person who WANTS IT THE MOST....that is who will win. WE WILL WIN.


35 posted on 03/21/2010 11:11:52 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (Utopia means no place.)
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To: plinyelder

I know how you feel. I told the kids to take down the American flag outside and put up the Gadsen one.

When America becomes the country it was intended to be by the founders, free and respectful of individual rights, I’ll put it up again.


36 posted on 03/21/2010 11:12:09 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: 21twelve; loboinok

Thanks so much for the welcome:) I can soooo sympathize with the vets. Lost my dad last summer who proudly served with the USAF for 25 years. He joined on 12/26/1944 at the age of 17. His and all his brothers legacy will not end this way!!!!!


37 posted on 03/21/2010 11:12:19 PM PDT by southernsunshine
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To: ncalburt
Thank you! Actions steps. Excellent. I'll gladly do this and more. Tomorrow morning, I am taking down Old Glory, respectfully folding and storing and then I will only fly our state flag until we are free or our constitutional republic is restored. NO MORE....
38 posted on 03/21/2010 11:12:58 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: southernsunshine

Well said and a hearty Welcome to Free Republic!


39 posted on 03/21/2010 11:13:43 PM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: mamelukesabre

No, the first Americans also faced friends and loved ones who didn’t want to leave their king and country. They faced charges of treason and execution, and all for a government that had never been tried before.

Democrats just love to hear all this defeatism rhetoric, which only serves their purpose of demoralizing the opposition.


40 posted on 03/21/2010 11:14:55 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: All
You know what, we are going to win big in November. It may be just a small thing here, but when we win, I want everyone to taunt the hell out of the rats! Last time we won, all I heard was well now we don't want to gloat. If I hear one person say no gloating, I am going to lose it! I am going to gloat like hell!
41 posted on 03/21/2010 11:23:34 PM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: plinyelder; blackbart.223
 
 
My Dad is a combat veteran. Sacrificed blood, sweat and tears for this nation.
 
He came in to watch the vote live on CSPAN, said he wanted to personally witness for himself the destruction of what he had fought for.
 
Never said a word during the vote. After that was over, he got up to go to bed, never said a word. When he is like that, and it is very rare, it is time to head for some hills, any hills, and camp there. The next a-hole he sees wearing an Obama t-shirt may get a knuckle sandwich, who knows. There is a sense of purpose there that is not going to erode. I can imagine there are umpteen million Americans who are of the same mind.
 
 

42 posted on 03/21/2010 11:30:29 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: 21twelve
I think that you may be right about us vets taking it hard.

I was going to try and get some zzz's and forget all of this until tomorrow but .. nooo-oo .. I had to check my email!

I have received over eighty emails from former army buddies and friends of a certain club that I belong to .. (OathKeepers) and many of them feel as bad as I do!

Hell, I wasn't going to sleep tonight anyway!

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43 posted on 03/21/2010 11:39:09 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: plinyelder
There will be a fight my Brother. Have no doubts about it.

CTM...
44 posted on 03/21/2010 11:40:27 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: ReneeLynn

Renee,

Tell those soldiers that there exists a three headed serpent forged with the captured weapons of an invading army over 2500 years ago.

Still exists today in an ancient hippodrome in a city once called Constantinople 2500 years after it was first forged.

What does it commemorate? The final defeat of the Persian army in the battle of Plataea by the Greeks. Forged with the following words:

“The saviours of Greece at large dedicated this,
having delivered the cities from wretched servitude.”

Freedom is not granted by the pontifications of the president, nor by the elucidations of the elite, but the same as it always has, by the blood and sweat of the men who refused to submit.


45 posted on 03/21/2010 11:42:19 PM PDT by BenKenobi ("we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be")
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To: BenKenobi

Yes.


46 posted on 03/21/2010 11:45:28 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: ncalburt
I agree,there is plenty we can do to get this ship back on course.Keep in mind we will be fighting 100 years or more of a creeping onslaught of socialism.The propaganda arm [TV Media]of the DNC,George Soros and other leftists money,think Rockefeller and so on,But it can be done.I believe the lefties have jumped the gun a bit.Of course they will use health care as a vehicle to further erode our liberties.They will attempt to use that infrastructure to get our weapons slowly but surely.I think they have miscalculated.They have deluded themselves into thinking that we all sit around with our hats on backwards with our ass crack hanging out.
Let them keep thinking that and the force that hits them will push them back into the sea.I am Fired up and ready to go.Ain't gonna take this crap noooo more.
47 posted on 03/21/2010 11:52:52 PM PDT by hwkbeer (Socialism is like rust,it's ugly,destructive,and never sleeps)
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To: southernsunshine

Welcome to Freerepublic.Your commetnts locked my spine even more,it filled my heart with a resolve.Thank you.time to get down to buisness now,we have to clean this mess up for our children and all Americans to come.


48 posted on 03/22/2010 12:09:31 AM PDT by hwkbeer (Socialism is like rust,it's ugly,destructive,and never sleeps)
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To: hwkbeer
Well, I think we should learn from the Democrats and adopt some of their tactics. Demonization, for example.

Demonize the Trial Lawyers

Demonize the Union bosses

Demonize the IRS

Demonize the media

...

49 posted on 03/22/2010 12:55:34 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: April Lexington

I wonder too April, what is the plan? More tea parties, only with bigger signs this time? If there was any plan there would be millions headed to DC tonight and they would be armed. It’s over. I know everyone is going to flame the guy that posted this, but deep down, we all know he’s probably right. Some just can’t admit it. You cannot fight Communists/Marxists, with a sociopath malignant narcissist sitting in the WH with tea parties. They will chew you up and spit you out, as they have demonstrated today.


50 posted on 03/22/2010 1:51:18 AM PDT by mojitojoe (Go ahead, pass it you bastards, I will NEVER comply in any way. Read my lips, NEVER!)
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