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Life or Death Scott Peterson Courttv blog
Courttv.com ^ | 12/10/04

Posted on 12/13/2004 6:03:33 AM PST by runningbear

START OF THE MONDAY QUARTERBACKING DECISION:

Courttv Blog

4:00 p.m. PT

In an apparent move to avoid the crowd of reporters and citizens outside the courthouse, the jurors are taken out of court through an underground parking garage instead of their usual exit on the sidewalk. Beth Karas and I are standing outside the garage when the two sheriff's vans pull out. I can see the Teamster seated in the front passenger seat of the first van. A photographer from the Modesto Bee is standing with us and he begins taking photos. The court officer driving the first van slams on the brakes and leaps out of the vehicle. He stomps over to the photographer, Al Golub, while shouting, "Did you take a picture?" He stammers, "I did." The officer orders him to hand over the disc from his camera. He offers to delete the image, but the officer snaps, "I don't have time, buddy." He grabs the disc and gets back in the van. The van pulls away, brakes sqealing. The second van follows. In the front seat, Strawberry Shortcake is roaring with laughter. —Harriet Ryan

3:35 p.m. PT: Deliberations end for the day.

False alarm. Delucchi announces that "the jury has been asked to be excused for the night. They'll be back Monday morning 8 o'clock." No verdict this week. —Harriet Ryan

3:33 p.m.

Minutes after defense lawyers came to the courtroom, prosecutors arrive at court. The judge is here in his robe. Looks like something is going down. —Harriet Ryan

3:05 p.m.

Just minutes ago, the courtroom was atwitter because Stanislaus County District Attorney James Brazelton took a seat in the courtroom. Does it mean something? Is a verdict near? Those questions quickly fade as Brazelton walks out of the courtroom. The bailiff, who has been walking in and out of the judge's chambers, tries to reassure nosy reporters that he's just "doing some housekeeping." "Because I'm running around doesn't mean anything happens," the bailiff says. "It doesn't mean nothing's happening," someone shouts back. —Harriet Ryan....


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Jurors Deciding Scott Peterson's Fate Get Back At It Today

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Some legal observers say the fact there was no quick sentence recommendation is a good sign for Scott Peterson.

Jurors return to work Monday in Redwood City, Calif., as they decide if Peterson should get the death penalty for murdering his pregnant wife, Laci.

The jury took the weekend off after deliberating for 8½ hours last week. The panel will remain sequestered until it reaches a unanimous agreement.

If jurors can't agree on a sentence, prosecutors must choose whether to retry the penalty phase or accept a default sentence of life in prison.

Even if Peterson gets the death penalty, he's more likely to die in prison from natural causes, suicide or murder......

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JURY CONFLICTED ON PETERSON'S FATE

December 11, 2004 -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Scott Peterson's jury failed to reach a decision yesterday after deliberating all day.

The jury will be sequestered for the weekend and resume deliberations Monday on whether he should get a lethal injection for killing his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner.

For the first time since the trial began, Peterson failed to show up in court. But had the jury reached a verdict, he would have been brought in to hear it.

The jury has already spent more time in deliberations than it did before convicting him Nov. 12 of the first-degree murder of Laci and the second-degree murder of Conner.

Legal analysts interpreted this as a sign jurors may not be unanimous on Peterson's penalty. .....

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Appeals in words, on tape

The jury pondering the fate of Scott Peterson finished its second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict Friday, following Thursday's emotional and skillful closing arguments by prosecutor Dave Harris and defense lawyer Mark Geragos.

Most legal observers praised Harris for making a compelling argument for execution without appearing bloodthirsty. He called Peterson a ``monster'' and the ``worst of the worst.'' And he provided one of the trial's most quotable moments: ``Laci was an anchor around his neck, so he put one around hers.''

But it wasn't just his words. Unlike William Jennings Bryan or Clarence Darrow -- or even Perry Mason -- lawyers today don't have to rely only on fiery oration to move a jury.......

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Peterson Jury Quits For Weekend

(CBS/AP) The jury in the Scott Peterson double-murder trial had not asked any questions of Judge Alfred A. Delucchi during its first full day of deliberations before resting for the weekend.

Deliberations are expected to begin again on Monday.

CBS's Teri Okita reports that the jury could seal the fate of the former fertilizer salesman any day now. It's been almost a month since Peterson was convicted, but just days since the jury heard dramatic closing arguments: One pleading for Peterson's life, the other calling for his execution.

In a scene fitting for a TV drama, Peterson's lawyer begged jurors not to sentence his client to death for killing his pregnant wife.

"All that's being asked .......

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Peterson Penalty Deliberations to Resume

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. Dec 12, 2004 — The fact that jurors did not immediately return a sentence recommendation for Scott Peterson bodes well for the man convicted of murdering his wife and her fetus, legal observers said.

Jurors resume deliberations Monday on whether Peterson should be sentenced to death or life in prison. They took the weekend off following 8 1/2 hours of deliberations ending Friday afternoon.

"It was a good sign for Peterson that they didn't come back immediately," said Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson. "It makes a lot of sense to me that frankly they wanted to take the weekend … Because I think in the amount of time they've deliberated, about the only thing they've been able to do is hear each other out."

The jurors will remain sequestered in a hotel until they reach a unanimous agreement on a punishment. The judge will formally sentence Peterson on Feb. 25........

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Peterson jurors to resume deliberations

REDWOOD CITY – The fact that jurors deliberating Scott Peterson's fate did not return immediately with a sentence recommendation bodes well for the defendant, analysts say.

"I give this jury a lot of credit," said Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson. "They have a big decision to make and they weren't going to rush into it."

Jurors ended their deliberations Friday afternoon, asking the judge if they could take a weekend break before resuming their debate Monday over whether Peterson should receive a death sentence or be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The same six-man, six-woman jury .......

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Just the start of Monday's back to deliberations deciding the sentence of Scott Peterson.

yet, wow, a crappy start for my Monday!!!

1 posted on 12/13/2004 6:03:33 AM PST by runningbear
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To: Rheo; Mystery Y; Searching4Justice; brneyedgirl; Scupoli; sissyjane; TexKat; Lanza; Mrs.Liberty; ...
PINGING.....

kind of a quick post.. off on a late start this morning... ;o(

2 posted on 12/13/2004 6:04:35 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: kmiller1k; STOCKHRSE; winstar1k; lakey; oc-flyfish; SunnyUsa; ~Kim4VRWC's~; amazed; ...
PINGING.....

kind of a quick post.. off on a late start this morning... ;o(

3 posted on 12/13/2004 6:05:01 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: joyce11111; exlibris; JBCiejka; blondatheart; Mrs Double Tap; r9etb; Yellowcat; clouda; grizzfan; ..
PINGING.....

kind of a quick post.. off on a late start this morning... ;o(

4 posted on 12/13/2004 6:05:20 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear

oooooo..... I went to the blog catagory... hummmm? Yes, I know why....LOL


5 posted on 12/13/2004 6:06:36 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear

Good grief. The writer of the blog you posted need to get a friggin' life!!!!


6 posted on 12/13/2004 6:08:38 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the ping, rb!

Well, Snott has been coming unglued in his cell of late.

Breaking down. Also, heard on Geraldo last night that there is a hit on Snott now from prison.

7 posted on 12/13/2004 6:16:11 AM PST by SheLion (Only 12 more days until Christmas Eve!!!)
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To: SheLion

oh yeah... heard that last week and on on Rapid Fire with Nancy Grace....call in people...


8 posted on 12/13/2004 6:18:08 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

LOL.....


9 posted on 12/13/2004 6:18:24 AM PST by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear

Thanks, RB.
Have a great day!


11 posted on 12/13/2004 6:29:39 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta


Well, velvetta, is today decision day?


12 posted on 12/13/2004 6:32:50 AM PST by onyx (A BLESSED & MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.)
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To: onyx

Onyx, I sure hope so!

Personally, I think either DP or LWOP would be just sentences.

I'd almost rather he gets LWOP.

The thought of "Thor" and "Bubba" breathing down Scotty's neck day in and day out...well, you know...


13 posted on 12/13/2004 6:42:30 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: Baynative
I think Geraldo said he heard, "some prisoners are eager to hit on Scott"

Hehe! That too!

14 posted on 12/13/2004 6:46:39 AM PST by SheLion (Only 11 more days until Christmas Eve!!!)
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To: Velveeta

I'm kinda hoping for LWOP. The sentence is less vulnerable to appeals and the prisoner is more vulnerable to the elements.


15 posted on 12/13/2004 7:31:23 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Velveeta

Fewer appeals with LWOP,
but since Snott and Geragos want LWOP,
I am "sort of" hoping for DP.

Death row is no picnic.
I delight in knowing that David Westerfield
finds Death Row "cold and damp" and that "nobody cares about it."


16 posted on 12/13/2004 7:47:34 AM PST by onyx (A BLESSED & MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.)
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To: SheLion

Breaking down. Also, heard on Geraldo last night that there is a hit on Snott now from prison.




Did you also see Jackie and Lee returning to their car after a 45 min visit with Scott??? It was quite a distance I thought that they walked to thier car with protection of police...My Q is if Jackie only has 20% lung capicity where is their handicapp parking sticker ??? I notice none


17 posted on 12/13/2004 7:53:46 AM PST by fiesti (Terri deserves life---Terrisfight.org)
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To: RGSpincich


The LWOP sentence is less vunerable
and for that reason alone, I won't
be disappionted if he gets LWOP.


18 posted on 12/13/2004 7:54:29 AM PST by onyx (A BLESSED & MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

Um, she's paid to write this blog. Perhaps if you got a life you could find ways to contribute to threads instead of displaying your ignorance.

Pinz


19 posted on 12/13/2004 8:01:59 AM PST by pinz-n-needlez
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To: pinz-n-needlez

Fine, write a blog. No problem with that at all. But to sit around and write every detail of waiting for someone to come out of a building to get their photo?

Sorry, cast yourself in with the same person who needs to get a life since you're defending them.


20 posted on 12/13/2004 8:03:36 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: onyx
since Snott and Geragos want LWOP, I am "sort of" hoping for DP

Heh, heh. I know what you mean.

21 posted on 12/13/2004 8:04:14 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: RGSpincich; yall


Interesting link to brief descriptions of the jurors:

http://www.courttv.com/trials/peterson/jurybox.html

Note Juror #5.


22 posted on 12/13/2004 8:06:32 AM PST by onyx (A BLESSED & MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.)
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To: pinz-n-needlez

WOW! OH SO COOL!

They just showed Scot's dad bending over to tie his shoe!!

If I send the video link to you, would you make a thread and put it under Breaking News? please?!!

Waiting patiently with baited breathe for his mom to pick her nose now! Stay tuned!

God, I am so happy! I have a life! Thank you for encouraging me to contribute to the thread!!


23 posted on 12/13/2004 8:08:37 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: runningbear

Jury has arrived, some sporting suits, and new hair styles.


24 posted on 12/13/2004 8:09:24 AM PST by NautiNurse
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

I guess you didn't listen to what I was saying. These people are news employees. It's their job, they get paid to stand around, watch and report on what's going on at the courthouse.

Are you getting paid to get some work done right now? Better get to it. ;-)

There's a difference between explaining something to someone and defending. There's no need to defend employees doing their job.

The life I have includes being interested in the puzzle of this case and what drives a man to kill his seeimingly sweet and beautiful wife and innocent unborn son. Maybe you should go find a donut or sweet roll somewhere to bringhten up your day so you can go about your work.

Or does someone pay you to be a curmudgeon? Is that person still hiring, we have lots of potential referrals around here. lol

Pinz


25 posted on 12/13/2004 8:11:23 AM PST by pinz-n-needlez
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

lol You're a curmudgeonly humor writer! How quaint.

Send the video to rb, she usually starts the threads, haven't you noticed?

Maybe when Jackie's finished using her tissue for her nose she'll pass it over to you so you can spit out that worm, it must taste nasty. =:-0

You've given me a giggle today, thanks for sticking around. :-)

Pinz


26 posted on 12/13/2004 8:14:28 AM PST by pinz-n-needlez
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To: pinz-n-needlez

I am a freelance curmudgeon.


27 posted on 12/13/2004 8:23:22 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RGSpincich

I agree. ;-)


28 posted on 12/13/2004 8:26:28 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: onyx

DP gets an automatic appeal.

With all of Geragos' stunts and his virtual admission of ineffective council, this would concern me.


29 posted on 12/13/2004 8:29:18 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: fiesti
My Q is if Jackie only has 20% lung capicity where is their handicapp parking sticker ??? I notice none

Great Point ! It was also brought out in testimony that she walked "great lengths" with Laci, if that was the term they used.

30 posted on 12/13/2004 8:33:39 AM PST by Searching4Justice
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To: runningbear

I just saw video of the Bailiff in the court scratching himself in rather interesting places.

Hopefully this person mentions this in their blog tomorrow, so we can read all about it in First-Person I-Was-There details!

Woo!


31 posted on 12/13/2004 8:36:00 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks ('Hate' is just a special kind of Love we give to people who suck.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks

Maybe the bailiff has an armadillo problem.


32 posted on 12/13/2004 8:37:34 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (I'm here because I'm not all there.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Could be ;0)


33 posted on 12/13/2004 8:37:53 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks ('Hate' is just a special kind of Love we give to people who suck.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks

"Bailiff!..."


34 posted on 12/13/2004 8:39:49 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

35 posted on 12/13/2004 8:40:19 AM PST by onyx (A BLESSED & MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.)
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To: runningbear

Isn't he DEAD YET!?


36 posted on 12/13/2004 8:40:56 AM PST by Dashing Dasher (Because I fly, I envy no (wo)man on earth. - Anon)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

"... whack his..."


37 posted on 12/13/2004 8:41:55 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks ('Hate' is just a special kind of Love we give to people who suck.)
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To: pinz-n-needlez


MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2004

7:51 a.m. PT

Jurors arrive in two vans at the back door of the courthouse. Many of them appear serious and hurried. If you go by appearance, today will be verdict day. Juror No. 12 had hair curled and was wearing a skirt. Juror No. 11 was in a suit, and Juror No. 1, who typically dresses down, seems to have had his shoes shined and pants creased. Strawberry Shortcake is wearing four-inch, two-tone pink heels and a perfectly matching poncho top. —Harriet Ryan


38 posted on 12/13/2004 8:44:04 AM PST by onyx (A BLESSED & MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.)
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To: onyx

Ok, now that is just ridiculous - sounds like the Jurors are on a dang fashion show runway...

"Juror number 8 is wearing a cute little chenille number, guaranteed to make the judge pound his gavel..."


39 posted on 12/13/2004 8:46:45 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks ('Hate' is just a special kind of Love we give to people who suck.)
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To: fiesti
Did you also see Jackie and Lee returning to their car after a 45 min visit with Scott??? It was quite a distance I thought that they walked to thier car with protection of police...My Q is if Jackie only has 20% lung capicity where is their handicapp parking sticker ??? I notice none

You might be onto something there. She, of all people, should be parking up front. What the heck gives??!!!

40 posted on 12/13/2004 8:53:14 AM PST by SheLion (Only 11 more days until Christmas Eve!!!)
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To: Chad Fairbanks

LOL!
I know it's ridiculous.
That's why I posted it.

The juror the media have named "Strawberry Shortcake,"
has purple/pink hair... lol... and today is wearing
the 4 inch pink heels, which leads reporterette Harriet Ryan
to believe that she is dressed for prime time: that the
verdict is a comin' soon.


41 posted on 12/13/2004 8:54:17 AM PST by onyx (A BLESSED & MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.)
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To: fiesti
Did you also see Jackie and Lee returning to their car after a 45 min visit with Scott??? It was quite a distance I thought that they walked to thier car with protection of police...My Q is if Jackie only has 20% lung capicity where is their handicapp parking sticker ??? I notice none

I also thought "If her lung capacity is so low, how can she be walking up and down the steps in the courthouse? It takes a lot out of a person going up and down steps, with limited lung capacity.

Just never know what lengths people will go to. Know what I mean?

42 posted on 12/13/2004 8:54:39 AM PST by SheLion (Only 11 more days until Christmas Eve!!!)
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To: onyx

"Hi, my son is an angel, even if he was convicted of murdering his wife and unborn child. Please give him 20 years in Cancun"


43 posted on 12/13/2004 9:01:59 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: onyx

That juror will be the first one to release a book.

And you know what? People will buy it.


44 posted on 12/13/2004 9:03:02 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Chad Fairbanks

why isn't The Guild covering the fashoin side of this event??


45 posted on 12/13/2004 9:03:40 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican; Chad Fairbanks

LOL You should definitely be on retainer! ;-)

Careful, of Chad, he's trying to move in on your territory. Maybe we should have a lotto for our daily crabby interloper. lol

Pinz


46 posted on 12/13/2004 9:04:09 AM PST by pinz-n-needlez
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To: pinz-n-needlez

Maybe Fox News should hire me. I'll give Greta Van Tabloid a run for his money.


47 posted on 12/13/2004 9:04:58 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: runningbear

Here you all are!


48 posted on 12/13/2004 9:08:31 AM PST by Types_with_Fist (I'm on FReep so often that when I read an article at another site I scroll down for the comments.)
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To: Types_with_Fist

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=41897


49 posted on 12/13/2004 9:13:18 AM PST by MEG33 (Merry Christmas!..,,God Bless All Who Serve Our Country)
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To: onyx

I've been just skimming this occasionally.. Please..who, or what, is "strawberry shortcake?"


50 posted on 12/13/2004 9:13:20 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her gene pool. Any volunteers?)
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