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Trayvon suspended over marijuana; thousands expected at rally
Miami Herald ^ | March 26, 2012 | Frances Robles

Posted on 03/26/2012 11:08:56 AM PDT by Zakeet

Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin was suspended from school because he was caught with an empty plastic bag with traces of marijuana in it, the boy’s family attorney has confirmed.

Trayvon was killed while serving out the suspension in Sanford Florida, where his father’s girlfriend lives. A community watch volunteer who thought he looked drugged out and suspicious called police and later wound up in a fight with him.

The two scuffled and volunteer George Zimmerman shot Trayvon, killing him. He has not been charged.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on Sanford on Monday for an afternoon rally to protest the killing, which occurred one month ago today.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, the Rev. Al Sharpton and comedian Sinbad are expected to speak at a 5 p.m. special City Commission meeting.

Several busloads of protesters left Miami early Monday to participate.

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


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To: Zakeet

Ray Lewis will be there. How appropriate. He knows something about killing people.


151 posted on 03/26/2012 1:36:48 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: caww; Vigilanteman

Caww, keep reading down his post. I believe Vigilanteman was just having some fun by being sarcastic. I hope your friend recovered.


152 posted on 03/26/2012 1:38:30 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: goodnesswins
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153 posted on 03/26/2012 1:45:01 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: floralamiss

Ok...will do...and yes they never had to go to Canada. Doing well several years out now.


154 posted on 03/26/2012 2:00:53 PM PDT by caww
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To: Zakeet

Suspended from school for 10 days for drug possession according to his own parents.

Attempted assault on bus driver 5 days prior to attacking Zimmerman according to his own brother.

Attacked Zimmerman as he was returning to his vehicle, breaking his nose and repeatedly slamming his head into the ground as Zimmerman screamed for help according to witness.

155 posted on 03/26/2012 2:09:05 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: Jonty30

Whether or not the Martin kid was an addict or his family codependent with that addiction, the addict-codependent symptoms of denial and blaming others are on full display in this situation with all the outside forces involved.


156 posted on 03/26/2012 2:10:15 PM PDT by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: dfwgator

FR has a great “media” because we bring it all together here...argue and debate about what’s false and true...and in the end WE HAVE THE TRUTH!

At the very least we show both sides and an individual can draw their own conclusions.

I will fight for Zimmermans right...and it is a leagal right...of innocence til proven otherwise.

What the press, politicians, and those protesting are doing is showing us all....will our laws prevail or not...sadly Zimmermans life is forever changed regardless of the outcome.


157 posted on 03/26/2012 2:12:37 PM PDT by caww
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To: Zakeet


158 posted on 03/26/2012 2:18:04 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Phantom Phixer

As it has been explained to me, by armed security guards (Baretta security in this case), the guns are more for defensive purposes, than offensive. Arrests are still made by the local police, in general.

But, off-hand, that may not apply to some sites, like Congress or the Smithsonian or something.


159 posted on 03/26/2012 2:19:49 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: icwhatudo
Trayvor Martin: Suspended from school for 10 days for drug possession according to his own parents. Attempted assault on bus driver 5 days prior to attacking Zimmerman according to his own brother. Attacked Zimmerman as he was returning to his vehicle, breaking his nose and repeatedly slamming his head into the ground as Zimmerman screamed for help according to witness.

Does appear this is what's coming out now...and none too soon.....How long before we hear the warning/threat of “riots occurring” were Zimmerman found not guilty?

Thank you very much for your post. Good job

160 posted on 03/26/2012 2:20:43 PM PDT by caww
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To: Rooivalk; Conscience of a Conservative

I have as much as the left does that this was a racist hate crime attack


161 posted on 03/26/2012 2:20:43 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: All

But, but, he was such a good boy.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/26/2714778/thousands-expected-at-trayvon.html


162 posted on 03/26/2012 2:21:08 PM PDT by sleddogs
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To: icwhatudo
Trayvor Martin: Suspended from school for 10 days for drug possession according to his own parents. Attempted assault on bus driver 5 days prior to attacking Zimmerman according to his own brother. Attacked Zimmerman as he was returning to his vehicle, breaking his nose and repeatedly slamming his head into the ground as Zimmerman screamed for help according to witness.

Does appear this is what's coming out now...and none too soon.....How long before we hear the warning/threat of “riots occurring” were Zimmerman found not guilty?

Thank you very much for your post. Good job

163 posted on 03/26/2012 2:22:25 PM PDT by caww
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To: Uncle Slayton

It also appears the pic has been photoshopped


164 posted on 03/26/2012 2:22:57 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Jonty30
There goes the, punching bus driver, theory.

Another widely reported 'fact' down the drain.

165 posted on 03/26/2012 2:29:02 PM PDT by Mr.Unique (EVERYBODY is a RINO. Except me.)
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To: Zakeet

Well Well Well, looks like our perfect little angel had some other skeletons in his closet, check this out

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/26/2714778_thousands-expected-at-trayvon.html#storylink=addthis

He had women’s jewelry in his possession and also was suspended for graffiti(He tagged his locker with “WTF” on it along with another boy)


166 posted on 03/26/2012 2:33:46 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Zakeet

Free joints for everyone!!!


167 posted on 03/26/2012 2:33:54 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: chris37

That is SOP for C of C. From day one.


168 posted on 03/26/2012 2:34:25 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Lurker
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, the Rev. Al Sharpton and comedian Sinbad are expected

I bet that Zerobama will show up.

169 posted on 03/26/2012 2:35:38 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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To: Zakeet

If I were this kid, didn’t do anything wrong, and a guy was following me with a gun, I would certainly look for an opportunity to defend myself. Trayfon had to be concerned that he was going to be shot. I would.

The chain of events was set in motion by Zimmerman. He was told my the 911 operator not to follow the kid. Had he listened, the kid would be alive.


170 posted on 03/26/2012 2:38:15 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Zakeet

Question: If Martin had knocked out Zimmerman while breaking his nose, who would have been arrested?

Sometimes and I know this will be hard for some to believe, two people, BOTH exercising epically poor judgement collide and the results are deadly.

Not the makings of a race riot.

Just altogether stupid.


171 posted on 03/26/2012 2:39:05 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: sleddogs
Just going to open your link a bit..... Trayvon Martin :

Burglary:

.....was suspended from school in October in an incident in which he was found in possession of women’s jewelry and a screwdriver that a schools security staffer described as a “burglary tool,”....

Trayvon, who claimed that an unnamed friend had given him the jewelry, was not disciplined because of the discovery, but was instead 'suspended for graffiti,' according to a Miami-Dade Schools 'Police report'.

According to the report, on Oct. 21 staffers monitoring a security camera at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School spotted Trayvon and two other students writing “W.T.F.,” an acronym for “What the f---,” on a hallway locker, according to schools police..... The security employee, who knew Trayvon, confronted the teen and looked through his bag for the graffiti marker.

Trayvon’s backpack contained 12 pieces of jewelry, in addition to a watch and a large flathead screwdriver, according to the report, which described the screwdriver as a burglary tool.

Trayvon was asked if the jewelry, which was mostly women’s rings and earrings, belonged to his family or a girlfriend.

“Martin replied it’s not mine. A friend gave it to me,” according to the report. Trayvon declined to name the friend.

School police impounded the jewelry and sent photos of the items to detectives at Miami-Dade police for further investigation.

Possession of Drugs:

That suspension was followed four months later by another one, in February,.... in which Trayvon was caught with an empty plastic bag with traces of marijuana in it, the boy’s family’s attorney has confirmed.

A schools police report obtained by The Miami Herald specifies two items:

a bag with marijuana residue and a “marijuana pipe.”.

The suspension was the third for the teen.

Tardiness and Truancy:

On Monday, the family also acknowledged Trayvon had earlier been suspended for tardiness and truancy.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/26/2714778/thousands-expected-at-trayvon.html

172 posted on 03/26/2012 2:40:02 PM PDT by caww
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To: Zakeet

I have been piecing together a timeline and the relevant locations for that night. I plan to put up a more detailed version, probably in a vanity and including sources later, but here is some food for though - and I’d be interested in any thoughts (or corrections) on this:

Zimmerman first saw Martin near the clubhouse, which is about a 3-4 minute walk from the house where Martin was staying. Zimmerman’s call lasted more than 4 minutes - more than enough time for Martin to have gotten home at a normal walk.

The shooting occurred no more than 3 and a half minutes after Zimmerman hung up the phone, and possibly as long as 7 minutes after he first saw Martin. In that time, Martin could have walked home twice, and run there three or four times.

Yet the shooting occurred 200-250 feet from where Zimmerman parked while on the phone with police - maybe a 45 second walk.

Obviously, we still do not know exactly what happened. Zimmerman may have committed a crime. Obviously, we know he left his car and walked some distance.

But when I try to come up with the simplest explanation for these times and locations it just doesn’t add up to Martin being “chased” for seven minutes, or even three, while trying to get home.

And that is what’s bothering me right now. How about you?


173 posted on 03/26/2012 2:45:28 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: chris37
Eyewitness typically refers to a disinterested observer. Yes, Zimmerman was an "eyewitness" in the sense that the witnessed the start of the fight with his eye. But he's clearly not an independent eyewitness, as it is clearly in his interest to say that Martin started the fight (because if Zimmerman started the fight, it makes his self-defense claim a whole lot more difficult).

Yes, I've seen the articles that have the headline "Witness: Martin attacked Zimmerman." But the only statements from this witness in those articles have to do with what was going on during the fight (e.g., that Martin was on top of Zimmerman, and that Zimmerman was screaming for help). I've searched and searched, but have yet to see any statements from independent witnesses as to who started the fight.

I don't know who started the fight. Based on the limited circumstantial evidence that exists (or at least has been released), I don't think anyone does at this point. A lot of people around here seem to have come to the conclusion that Martin started the fight, and that Zimmerman's actions were 100% unquestionably justified. I just think that's a bit premature to reach that, or any other, conclusion.

174 posted on 03/26/2012 2:45:35 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Zakeet
Trayvon is gonna call Beyoncé who is connected to Tayshaun and Rau'shee...... s'il te plaît.


175 posted on 03/26/2012 2:51:20 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Fitzy_888
two people, BOTH exercising epically poor judgement collide

Oh I don't think so....Zimmerman was carrying out what he does as a Watchman for the community as in the past. In doing so a suspicious fellow ,Martin, jumps him and beats his head into the sidewalk after he's called and reported of this encounter.

Zimmerman was doing his job for the community. And especially in line with the various robberies having taken place. So no..this wasn't bad judgment on his part....nor was that of shooting Martin after his cries went unheard.

Interesting that it's now reported Martin was caught stealing jewelry (robbery) in another incident. Which apparently ended up family and friends stuff.

His behavior is coming together slowly..but it is coming...Don't druggies rob from their families to support their habits?

What is very sad in this is such an injustice done against Zimmerman.....there's been no conviction but by mass hysteria brought on by obama, politicians and the cluster organizations looking for the limelight...have put this man and his family thru a living hell.

A man who was protecting his community and his life has been crucified by a nation....and a media that feeds it it's crap.

What a disgusting and unforgivable ordeal!

176 posted on 03/26/2012 3:00:13 PM PDT by caww
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To: Conscience of a Conservative; chris37
I just think that's a bit premature to reach that, or any other, conclusion.

The known facts back up Zimmerman's account. It has been a month now and waiting for further evidence is doubtful to be forth coming other than to the backgrounds on the individuals.

177 posted on 03/26/2012 3:06:19 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Zakeet

Trayvon was a good boy. I mean, look, he even knew who his father was!


178 posted on 03/26/2012 3:08:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Lurker

I used to like Sinbad.

Oh the stupid things they do to regain a former glory.


179 posted on 03/26/2012 3:16:53 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Vigilanteman

...before I was done your post I had the munchies.


180 posted on 03/26/2012 3:19:25 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Uncle Slayton

“Could “Skittles” be some euphemism for some illegal drug like Ecstasy or perhaps rocks of crack cocaine?”

I think you’re on to something here, Uncle.

From chacha.com:

1. Skittles are known as beans, ecstasy, rolls, E, X, Adam, Stacy. A bag of skittles is a bag of unknown drugs that people take.

2. Skittling is the slang term for taking tablets of Coricidin cold medicine. They look like red skittles and can be very dangerous.

3. Dextromethorphan (DXM) is an over-the-counter cough suppressant commonly found in cold medications, and is often called Skittles.


181 posted on 03/26/2012 3:23:01 PM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: dfwgator
If you don’t want to be mistaken for a ‘gangsta’, then don’t look and talk like one.

There are always exceptions....

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182 posted on 03/26/2012 3:24:44 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: GOPyouth
Rest assured toxicology reports will answer this question.

No, they won't. Not after Obama makes a phone call.

183 posted on 03/26/2012 3:28:38 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: dfwgator

How can they call this a “hate crime” when Zimmerman looks like a Mexican? I think he is.


184 posted on 03/26/2012 3:33:21 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: tcat

“Trayvon Martin, before and after “mainstream” media doctoring.

Is the Media trying to make Obama’s remarks immune to criticism as this kid is looking more like he could be his son? Like there is no racism implied in his remarks?”

Now that the undoctored pics have been discovered, he looks more like Moochelle!


185 posted on 03/26/2012 3:40:04 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=.)
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To: NKP_Vet

just wait by the end the MSM will call it “medicinal pot” and not the “bad pot”.


186 posted on 03/26/2012 3:44:28 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Mr.Unique
This by no means shows he did not punch a bus driver as claimed in his brother's twitter post.

Only that the suspension in question appears to be for drugs.

187 posted on 03/26/2012 3:45:44 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Sarah Barracuda
He tagged his locker with “WTF” on it along with another boy

"Win the Future"? :-)

188 posted on 03/26/2012 3:45:53 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
A lot of people around here seem to have come to the conclusion that Martin started the fight, and that Zimmerman's actions were 100% unquestionably justified. I just think that's a bit premature to reach that, or any other, conclusion.

Even if it's absolutely proven Zimmerman started the fight, based on the evidence released to the public, he is still 100% unquestioningly justified.

189 posted on 03/26/2012 3:46:01 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: presently no screen name
IIRC, the audio of Zimmerman's call to 911 indicated he watched Trayvon enter the pass through between buildings and then lost sight of him.

That's probably where Zimmerman turned around and began walking back to his car when he was caught from behind, knocked down from a single punch by Trayvon then his head was slammed into the sidewalk several times, leaving him bloody and battered.

Whether there are security cameras in this area is unclear, but it was definitely alluded to with the video report link from Ann Curry's interview.

For a birds-eye view of the location, use a real estate search engine like Zillow or Google earth and locate:


190 posted on 03/26/2012 3:47:41 PM PDT by wtd
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To: Zakeet
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis

Hmm, does this ring a bell.....

A judge Monday approved a deal allowing Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis to avoid murder charges and jail time by pleading guilty to a misdemeanor and testifying against two co-defendants.

"What is Truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer"

191 posted on 03/26/2012 3:59:33 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: wtd

He lost sight of him and there he was again coming up from behind. Seems he’s the one doing the following. Did he say he was staring at him - couldn’t understand that.


192 posted on 03/26/2012 4:01:49 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: AlmaKing

“Heads will explode around here when Zimmerman is charged with manslaughter, again.”

Liar. He has never been previously charged with such a crime. You knowingly made a false statement.


193 posted on 03/26/2012 4:03:17 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: Rooivalk

“Right there he moved beyond what his job duties were to do

So? What’s your point? That didn’t give Martin the right to attack Zimmerman physically and crack his head open.


194 posted on 03/26/2012 4:05:11 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

OK, that’s fine. Let’s wait until further information comes out on that aspect.

No point in us speculating on that at this time IMO.


195 posted on 03/26/2012 4:06:52 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dfwgator

And Pravda too.


196 posted on 03/26/2012 4:14:36 PM PDT by Jeff Head (quivalent of our AEGIS and they already have six of them. They need to build 16 f those. Their Ast)
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To: StAnDeliver
If Moochelle had a son he'd look like this

197 posted on 03/26/2012 4:19:12 PM PDT by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Zakeet

Too bad, Sinbad. You won’t be funny anymore.

I read in other reports that some tweets to him were saying they wanted to buy some drugs. Did he have an empty bag because he’d sold out?


198 posted on 03/26/2012 4:21:15 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: ChocChipCookie
What exactly are “traces” of marijuana? That should be pursued.

Knowing the media, this constitutes a “trace” when discussing Martin.


199 posted on 03/26/2012 4:22:03 PM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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To: Williams
Meanwhile, while we discuss this crap from Al Sharpton, Obama is telling Russia he will sell us out on missile defense after the election.

Yup...I still think Fluke was to get gas prices off the air waves. That didn't work, so they went out hunting and this is the best they could come up with on short notice; the "hot mic" was not planned for and will pose a problem..(ratchet up the heat anyone???)

200 posted on 03/26/2012 4:23:41 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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