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10 Serious Questions for Mitt Romney
Conservative Examiner ^ | 2/12/2010 | Anthony G. Martin

Posted on 02/12/2010 6:48:17 PM PST by Welshman007

With the latest Gallup Poll showing that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is leading the pack of potential GOP Presidential nominees, serious questions need to be asked of the candidate.

Although Sarah Palin comes in 2nd in the polls and is actually in a statistical tie with Romney, Palin is the one who has been scrutinized to the point of navel-gazing. Romney, on the other hand, has so far received a pass from the media.

If Republican voters are going to turn to a moderate governor of a very liberal state to be its standard bearer even after the policies of both moderate and liberal Democrats and Republicans have been resoundingly rejected by voters, it is necessary to place Romney under intense scrutiny.

Romney needs to give clear, direct answers to the following questions.

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1 posted on 02/12/2010 6:48:18 PM PST by Welshman007
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To: Welshman007

1. While you were the Governor of Massachusetts you introduced legislation that created a state-run healthcare system, funded by taxpayers, which many referred to as ‘RomneyCare.’ The plan that Obama and the Democrats wish to impose on the entire country is based in part upon your program in Massachusetts. How can the voters trust you with the healthcare issue when you are one of the very politicians who implemented a program they have clearly indicated they do not want?

2. Do you support a revised version of RomneyCare for the entire country, and if not, why? And if so, why would you expect GOP voters to choose you as the Party’s standard-bearer?

3. Do you believe that the individual states are free in this Constitutional Republic to implement programs such as a government-controlled healthcare system that requires citizens to purchase HC policies?

4. Do you believe that such programs in the individual states are Constitutional?

5. While you were Governor of Massachusetts you were known for your hostility to Second Amendment rights for individual citizens. Several gun rights organizations gave you a rating of ‘F’ on protecting the gun rights of individuals. Do you believe that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, protects the individual’s right to own, possess, and use firearms, or do you view the amendment as a so-called ‘collective right’ that is reserved only to the militia?

6. If you believe that the 2nd Amendment refers to an individual right as the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed last year in a landmark decision, then why did you support so many attempts by gun-control activists in Massachusetts to place severe limits and restrictions on that right nearly to the point of rendering it useless?

7. Do you believe that the federal government should be keeping a national database on gun owners, such as those who apply for concealed carry permits?

8. Do you support microstamping laws for ammo and firearms that gun-hostile states such as California have enacted?

9. Do you believe that the use of eminent domain by local governments to condemn private property so that big businesses can build on that property, thus increasing the tax base for those communities, is an appropriate use of the law?

10. Will you support measures to halt the confiscation of private property on the part of federal agencies, such as the EPA that claims such tactics are intended to ‘preserve endangered species,’ leaving property owners liable for taxes while depriving them of the use of their property?


2 posted on 02/12/2010 6:51:29 PM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: Welshman007

I hope Mitt is not the best we can do. Everytime we allow the “next in line” to take the nomination we lose. Bob Dole and John McCain were our two most recent moderates to get trounced.


3 posted on 02/12/2010 6:52:03 PM PST by Commonsensecommonman
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To: Commonsensecommonman
I hope Mitt is not the best we can do

Shades of McCain.

4 posted on 02/12/2010 6:57:08 PM PST by doc1019 (To call Obama a bumbling idiot would be an insult to bumbling idiots worldwide.)
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To: Welshman007
RESULTS – Feb. 2010 Early Freerepublic.com straw vote

Governor Palin - 102 votes - THE WINNER


None Of The Above - 12 votes
Barbour - 10 votes
Hunter - 8 votes
Demint - 7 votes

Pence - 3 votes
Ryan - 3 votes
Jindal - 2 votes
Jeb Bush - 2 votes
Liz Cheney - 2 votes
Mitch Daniels - 2 votes
Newt Gingrich - 2 votes

Thune, Gary Johnson, Joe Wilson, Scott Brown and Rick Perry - each 1 vote.
Romney and Huckabee - 0, that is zero, no, zed votes

5 posted on 02/12/2010 6:59:13 PM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: Welshman007

I WILL NOT vote for Mitt!


6 posted on 02/12/2010 7:01:44 PM PST by WellyP
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To: Diogenesis

1. Why are you for free healthcare? I have to buy mine.
2. Do Mormons really believe the angle Maroni came to New York?
3. Did “Bring em Young” actual embezzle millions from the group?
4. How will you handle getting your tail whipped by Newt?


7 posted on 02/12/2010 7:04:54 PM PST by ReyTurner
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To: doc1019

Note that these questions do not even broach Romney’s support for the radical gay and abortion agendas during his tenure as governor. Bob


8 posted on 02/12/2010 7:05:23 PM PST by alstewartfan (I)
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To: Bigtigermike; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik
Republican Iowa Caucus: Huckabee and McCain Big GOP Winners in Iowa

Iowa Republican caucuses, 2008

Romney spent plenty of money to finish third.

Lots and lots of slick mailers, as befits his slick image.

He came unglued on WHO Des Moines morning host Jan Mickelson's show when Mickelson pushed his Mormon buttons; then went on and on about hidden video cameras.

WHO Des Moines afternoon host Steve Deace pushed Huckabee and bashed Romney, reflecting the conservative Christian audience.

Romney is not pro-life, is anti-gun, is pro-socialist-healthcare.

He is a loser.

Did I mention Mitt Romney is a loser.


9 posted on 02/12/2010 7:06:14 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Welshman007

I have one question for Mitt Romney:

Will you please go away?


10 posted on 02/12/2010 7:06:47 PM PST by sig226 (Bring back Jimmy Carter!)
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To: Diogenesis

wonder why some are exercised about Mitt when
the Conservative Republican, Sarah Palin is the person to
support.
Some need to read her several articles she writes each week and OpEds, speeches. Also has the executive experience
At least Sarah’s son is serving in the war.
More than I can say for Mitt’s 5 sons.


11 posted on 02/12/2010 7:10:19 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: ReyTurner
QUESTIONS ROMNEY WILL NEVER ANSWER:

1. Why did you impose RomneyCARE=ObamaCARE=HillaryCARE
on the Massachusetts taxpayers to coverup your company's
removing peoples' lost medical insurances
after you wiped out their businesses and companies
for your personal profit?

2. Why did you coverup the BIG DIG for campaign donations?

3. Why did you not help Gov. Palin against the slurs from Team Romney during Election 2008?

4. Why did you skip GOP candidates for judges?

5. Why did you usurp the Massachusetts Constitution,
to impose by improper executive authority, your personal (carpetbagger) whim
rather than the peoples' will?

Romney imposed gay marriage by his fiat against the Mass. Constitution by using improper executive authority.

"Experts: Credit Romney for homosexual marriage"
"What he (Governor Bishop Mitt Romney) did was exercise illegal legislative authority'

"While former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney claims he did everything possible to throttle homosexual marriage in his state – his campaign now saying he took "every conceivable step within the law to defend traditional marriage" – several constitutional experts say that just isn't so.

"What Romney did [was] he exercised illegal legislative authority," Herb Titus said of the governor's actions after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in the Goodridge case in 2003. "He was bound by what? There was no order. There wasn't even any order to the Department of Public Health to do anything."

Titus, a Harvard law graduate, was founding dean of Pat Robertson's Regent University Law School. He also worked with former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, ...

Romney's aides have told WND that after four of the seven court members reinterpreted the definition of marriage, he believed he had no choice but to direct clerks and others to change state marriage forms and begin registering same-sex couples.

Some opponents contend that with those actions, Romney did no more or less than create the first homosexual marriages recognized in the nation. And Titus agrees."

"....But the court's decision conflicts with the constitutional philosophy of three co-equal branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial, Titus said. It also violates with the Massachusetts Constitution, which states: "The power of suspending the laws, or (suspending) the execution of the laws, ought never to be exercised but by the legislature..."

And it cannot even be derived from the opinion itself, asserts the pro-family activist group Mass Resistance, which says the decision did four things:

* First, it acknowledged that the current law does not permit same-sex marriage.

"The only reasonable explanation is that the Legislature did not intend that same-sex couples be licensed to marry. We conclude, as did the judge, that G.L. c. 207 may not be construed to permit same-sex couples to marry."

* Second, it said it is NOT striking down the marriage laws (among other things, the Massachusetts Constitution forbids a court to change laws)

"Here, no one argues that striking down the marriage laws is an appropriate form of relief."

* Third, it declared that not allowing same-sex marriages is a violation of the Massachusetts Constitution.

"We declare that barring an individual from the protections, benefits, and obligations of civil marriage solely because that person would marry a person of the same sex violates the Massachusetts Constitution."

* And fourth, given that the court is not changing any laws, the SJC gave the Legislature 180 days to "take such action as it may deem appropriate."

"We vacate the summary judgment for the department. We remand this case to the Superior Court for entry of judgment consistent with this opinion. Entry of judgment shall be stayed for 180 days to permit the Legislature to take such action as it may deem appropriate in light of this opinion."

After the Legislature did nothing during the 180 days, Romney then took action "on his own," the group said.

"Gov. Romney's legal counsel issued a directive to the Justices of the Peace that they must perform same-sex marriages when requested or 'face personal liability' or be fired," the group said."

12 posted on 02/12/2010 7:13:34 PM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: PhilDragoo

[Did I mention Mitt Romney is a loser.]

Lol, yes you did!
Good graphic.


13 posted on 02/12/2010 7:14:24 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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To: PhilDragoo
From The Vitamin Press

14 posted on 02/12/2010 7:15:27 PM PST by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Romney will never be President.


15 posted on 02/12/2010 7:17:45 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: Welshman007

Could we please get through the November 2010 elections and then see who wins the Presidential Primaries before we start all this crap about who we will or will not vote for?


16 posted on 02/12/2010 7:18:52 PM PST by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: Welshman007

11. Do your really believe the Garden of Eden was in Missouri? Seriously. You can’t believe that.

12. If you’ll fall for that line of cultish garbage, no way I want you having the keys to the nuclear kingdom.


17 posted on 02/12/2010 7:30:19 PM PST by Gurn (Remember Mountain Meadows.)
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To: Diogenesis

Great post. I did not know all of that. He is Toast. It’s Newt all the way baby.


18 posted on 02/12/2010 7:33:36 PM PST by ReyTurner
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To: ReyTurner

Regarding gay marriage: Bias reporting from a bias group:

Here, from Mitt Romney himself:

“ROMNEY: Well, yes. I’m going to want to see a marriage limited to a man and a woman. I don’t want to see civil union either.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9086489/


19 posted on 02/12/2010 7:46:31 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
Oh, and that took me only a few minutes to find.

Imagine how one can get their owns answers thanks to the internet and not have to rely on others.

20 posted on 02/12/2010 7:54:06 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: ReyTurner

Only if Newt can return to his roots. He was very good coming out of Kenesaw GA. Now he is a little bit of a Hamiltonian Nationalist as well as a Washington resident insider.


21 posted on 02/12/2010 7:54:52 PM PST by Commonsensecommonman
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To: Bigtigermike
I already know the answers to just about all of those questions. I take the time to listen and read.
22 posted on 02/12/2010 7:55:27 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Commonsensecommonman

I agree but he has a brain.


23 posted on 02/12/2010 7:58:51 PM PST by ReyTurner
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To: Welshman007

Romney was scrutinized during the 08 election and he failed miserably. He needs to drop out and support Sarah, as does nannybee.


24 posted on 02/12/2010 7:58:56 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: ReyTurner

No doubt. Newt is very smart. I was in Atlanta for a few years and attended a few of his events. Johnny “Group of Eight” Isackson was pretty good starting out as well but he was Washingtonized quickly.


25 posted on 02/12/2010 8:02:37 PM PST by Commonsensecommonman
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To: GOP_Lady; Jim Robinson; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; ...

Do you make this stuff up?

Romney, and no one else, imposed gay marriage upon
the citizens of Massachusetts.

How did he do it? He usurp the Massachusetts
Constitution. Just like he would the American Constitution.

So you know who is biased and fascist? You and Mitt.


26 posted on 02/12/2010 8:07:50 PM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: HerrBlucher
Romney is a vicious --and proven-- disruptor.


27 posted on 02/12/2010 8:08:51 PM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Indeed, you take the time to listen and read Slick Willard’s lies and propaganda and repeat them as gospel truth on this website. Have you no shame ?


28 posted on 02/12/2010 8:09:52 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Diogenesis

Make that 103 for Governor Palin. I missed the poll.


29 posted on 02/12/2010 8:15:53 PM PST by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: Welshman007

If Republican voters are going to turn to a moderate governor of a very liberal state to be its standard bearer ........................................HE WILL SURELY LOSE!! The Press is getting ready to tell Republicans who to vote for. If they back a Candidate, their money is on that person losing. That you can bet on!


30 posted on 02/12/2010 8:20:27 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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To: All
Test in the a.m.


31 posted on 02/12/2010 8:29:07 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Sorry Rey! Romney wrote in 2006 that he’d be a “stronger advocate for ‘gay rights’ than Edward Kennedy”. He is a fraud, pure and simple. Bob


32 posted on 02/12/2010 8:54:28 PM PST by alstewartfan (I)
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To: Commonsensecommonman

The script is being written by some that: Pawlenty comes out of Iowa and New Hampshire as the frontrunner.

Conservatives will face the question of whether they want to stop him and whether they can stop him.


33 posted on 02/12/2010 8:56:56 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

this whole thing starts up in 11 months right in my general turf. Cheshire County, New Hampshire.

Just what I need. Another election. No, I am not going to spend the entire year running all over western NH for Sarah.


34 posted on 02/12/2010 9:14:54 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

What’s going on in January 2011 ?


35 posted on 02/12/2010 9:18:20 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Commonsensecommonman

Mitt needs to go bye-bye with McCain. I’d actually send a couple of bucks to their retirement funds just to keep them out of the runnin’.


36 posted on 02/12/2010 9:18:37 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: fieldmarshaldj

that is when candidates start their on the ground operations in Iowa and NH. They have their field staff start making the rounds building an organization.

If you’re in full gear by APRIL, you have all summer to roam the state doing the grassroots stuff before winter hits.


37 posted on 02/12/2010 9:21:08 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: Welshman007
>>>>>Romney needs to give clear, direct answers to the following questions.

Don't bother, Willard. Just hit the road!

38 posted on 02/12/2010 9:32:02 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Diogenesis

We have plenty of time to carefully look at all the folks who are mentioned. Instead of just rejecting folks, why not offer some good info on them? We know the most about Mitt, Sarah, and Huckabee. We even know some about Bobby Jindhal, and Liz Cheney, but it would be good to find out more. I’d also like to learn more about Jim Demint,and Jim Inhofe, if folks have info to offer. Why not learn about ALL of them so we can make our decisions with a clear head, when the primaries begin?


39 posted on 02/12/2010 9:50:54 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Welshman007
Sarah Palin: "We should welcome these contested primaries ..."

And she is right. The media can't win unless they can split the party or otherwise convince conservatives to let the media control the primary process.

We the People are making the decisions. If too many of We the People quit participating, the media will win, again.

40 posted on 02/12/2010 10:41:20 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Welshman007

All you’ll get out of Romney is that made up story about how he shot a rabbit! He is just about as real as his hairdo!


41 posted on 02/13/2010 1:07:42 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: GOP_Lady

How come no Romney since thier coming to America before the civil war, has ever worn a uniform?

After 9/11 many patriotic Americans, young and old, felt the need to defend America. Why did not one of your five sons volunteer?


42 posted on 02/13/2010 1:22:22 AM PST by Leisler (We are in the best of hands)
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To: Welshman007
I know!

Let's pick another McNasty-class LOSER for our best chance to stop MaObama! It'll surely work this time........(Pants on the ground.)

43 posted on 02/13/2010 1:32:02 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: SuziQ

You have a good point.

Since you are from Massachusetts, and are defending
Mitt Romney, why not put in a good word for him here, now.

If you can.


44 posted on 02/13/2010 3:05:44 AM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: Jabba the Nutt
Romney will never be President.

He's trying REALLY hard just to be the Republican pick next time.

Losing it the first time didn't help his cause much; and then there is that darned, pesky RECORD he has left behind...

45 posted on 02/13/2010 5:46:26 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: HerrBlucher
He needs to drop out and support Sarah, as does nannybee.

She needs to stay home and take care of her children!

--RomneyBot(Let us MEN run the world and we'll be MUCH better off! - just LOOK at that Pelosi hag!!)

46 posted on 02/13/2010 5:48:41 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: GOP_Lady
Them justices are just SHREDDING our Constitution!

It looks like it is hanging by a thread these days!

47 posted on 02/13/2010 5:49:47 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: SuziQ

the decisions will largely be made long before it gets to the primaries.

The GOP establishment will have their candidate selected by New Hampshire at the latest. And the issue is whether somebody else, a conservative alternative usually, can stop him.

Just my opinion, of course. It ain’t certain to be that way.


48 posted on 02/13/2010 8:51:22 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: ReyTurner
Newt? 'Scuse me?!!

You Can Not Be Serious?!


49 posted on 02/13/2010 11:39:57 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: WellyP

Same here....Say NO to RINOs...


50 posted on 02/14/2010 6:35:09 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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