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Obama Blog Squad Still Active - DOJ Public Affairs Provides Aid to Anonymous Postings
Muffled Oar ^ | April 3, 2010 | Issac Muzzey

Posted on 04/04/2010 11:08:56 PM PDT by machogirl

Remember Ellie Light?

The Obama Blog Squad has been active on a number of high profile conservative webpages in the last month. The Muffled Oar broke the story in October of Administration-wide coordination between agency public affairs offices and left wing bloggers to attack news stories critical of Obama, post anonymous comments and seed the Internet with unofficial official Obama spin. As part of this effort, the Justice Department Office of Public Affairs works closely with left wing bloggers to distribute administration spin. The OPA unit is headed by a former John Edwards campaign staffer who conducted this type of operation for his now-disgraced Presidential campaign.

Recently, a so-called reporter for a left wing blog that covers the Justice Department was caught participating on conservative blogs as a member of the blog squad working with the Justice Department Office of Public Affairs. Administrators of conservative blogs have been alerted of suspected blog squad trolls and are monitoring their posting activity. The anonymous troll blogger in his real life job has done interviews with senior Justice Department officials and political appointees, and regularly parrots the Obama Administration line in his stories. You can see the work of some of these secret blog squad activities, where blog squaders serve as an partisan advocate for General Holder after they put on their Internet disguise. Note carefully the very informed pro-DOJ positions the anonymous troll blogger posts, defending Holder and the administration by attacking critics. Occasionally this blog squadder will post something critical of Obama or Holder, but it is always an aside, part of the disguise, while he plays the role of anonymous critic. Without these asides, he would be booted from the Free Republic as a left wing troll.

Here is the most important part of this story: this anonymous blogger is getting information directly from Tracy Russo or the others at the DOJ office of public affairs. This is the undeniable fact, and the most disgusting one. The blog squadder cites detailed and informed rebuttals about Justice policy provided by Justice officials. Whether these details were acquired from their pseudo-legitimate role as a pseudo-reporter, or their illegitimate role in the blog squad is unknown. Various conservative blogs have begun to harvest Internet addressees of these trolls and are patching together together the pattern.

The anonymous blog squader "Conscience of a Conservative," knows who he is. Stranger still, many people think he is a legitimate news reporter covering the Department of Justice for a media outlet. How many more reporters have this cozy and cooperative relationship with the Office of Public Affairs? Perhaps he will own up to his anonymous trolling before he is outed and brings great shame to his purportedly objective publication that employs him. We doubt it.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
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Free Republic mentioned as one of the sites being monitored and a specific Freeper mentioned as a DOJ TROLL her on FR.
1 posted on 04/04/2010 11:08:56 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: machogirl

I wonder if the FReeper in question (click on link to article, click on example, it leads straight to a FReeper’s comments profile) would care to comment?


2 posted on 04/04/2010 11:10:29 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: machogirl

Interesting


3 posted on 04/04/2010 11:13:52 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

Pointed out the alleged TROLL on Free Republic right out. The profiled FReeper posted today.


4 posted on 04/04/2010 11:16:35 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: machogirl

Strange...has a 2007 sign-up date...


5 posted on 04/04/2010 11:17:01 PM PDT by Allegra (SEIU delenda est)
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To: machogirl

I don’t know about this particular one, but trolls are like cockroaches, you see one, there are hundreds you don’t see or notice.


6 posted on 04/04/2010 11:18:39 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: Allegra

Noticed that. I want to send he/she a freep mail and just ask.
This blog, Muffled Oar, is a pretty good site for information from current and former DOJ employees.


7 posted on 04/04/2010 11:18:41 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: SmartInsight

Cockroaches, yuck. It’s almost the season for sewer roaches.


8 posted on 04/04/2010 11:19:24 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Allegra

There are plenty of “sleeper trolls” — I wouldn’t be surprised to find out they have been infiltrating FR at least since the 2000 elections.

They are brought to life now, to try to cause chaos and disagreement among conservatives, tea partiers, GOP, etc., to help the Dems in November.


9 posted on 04/04/2010 11:22:01 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: SmartInsight

If you want to infiltrate or monitor the best Conservative site, Free Republic would be it.

I didn’t last very long at the daily kooks, huff and puff, and the DUmmies. Banned after questioning “left wingnut” comments.


10 posted on 04/04/2010 11:25:36 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: SmartInsight
Oh, I know about the sleeper trolls. I've seen quite a few get busted on here.

The weird thing is that this one posts pretty regularly. Tends to criticize other people's comments quite a bit.

I just don't know what to make of this one. I know the DOJ has had trolls infiltrating here. I wonder if they started it after the 2006 mid-term elections, or even earlier?

11 posted on 04/04/2010 11:26:24 PM PDT by Allegra (SEIU delenda est)
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To: Allegra

I wonder if C of C will post anymore? I sent a freepmail, not counting on my question being answered.


12 posted on 04/04/2010 11:29:23 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: machogirl
I wonder if C of C will post anymore? I sent a freepmail, not counting on my question being answered.

If C of C doesn't respond and just stops posting, that'll be pretty much all the evidence we need...

13 posted on 04/04/2010 11:32:04 PM PDT by Allegra (SEIU delenda est)
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To: Allegra

yep.


14 posted on 04/04/2010 11:32:52 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: machogirl

“I didn’t last very long at the daily kooks, huff and puff, and the DUmmies. Banned after questioning “left wingnut” comments.”

That’s because you are too honest and have too much integrity. Dems/communists are not hampered by such character traits, they pretend, lie, cheat, smear, anything to further their agenda. Don’t need to go very far, Obama pretended to be a moderate when he ran for president, many of us, who paid attendion, knew better, but a large number of the people fell for it. He certainly had no attacks of conscience about pretending to be a moderate, while all along planning his communist agenda.


15 posted on 04/04/2010 11:33:56 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: LucyT; Candor7; Red Steel; mojitojoe

Pinging a few of you to this.


16 posted on 04/04/2010 11:34:16 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: machogirl
When Holder was a Clinton deputy attorney general he became an ardent advocate for international fugitive and swindler Marc Rich. Holder helped broker a pardon for Rich in exchange for millions of dollars in donations to the Clinton library. Holder was the most visible of a crew of sleazeballs selling pardons that included Hillary's two brothers and Clinton's misfit brother Roger. Holder was a senior partner in the law firm Covington & Burling who represent more than a dozen Guantanamo detainees. This is a huge conflict of interest that takes on a sinister note in light of Holder's attempt to try Gitmo inmates in federal court. Holder has the ethical standards of a crab louse—a distinction he shares with the senators who confirmed him.
17 posted on 04/04/2010 11:40:06 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: SmartInsight

I even got banned on “my Barack Obama dot com”. ;)


18 posted on 04/04/2010 11:41:40 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

He is sleezy. Wonder how many Repubs voted for his confirmation?


19 posted on 04/04/2010 11:42:29 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: machogirl
The anonymous blog squader "Conscience of a Conservative," knows who he is. Stranger still, many people think he is a legitimate news reporter covering the Department of Justice for a media outlet.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:conscienceofaconserv/index?tab=comments

After a quick look, he does defend Obama's legislation "The Ready Reserve Corps" and the government take over of the "student loan program " that was a rider in the ObamaCare bill.

20 posted on 04/05/2010 12:06:04 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

interesting. i wonder what “news agency” he works for?


21 posted on 04/05/2010 12:07:44 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: machogirl

I don’t know. Plenty of lefty news organs out there.


22 posted on 04/05/2010 12:11:22 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

sure are, wonder if it’s “Politico”?


23 posted on 04/05/2010 12:27:31 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Allegra

That just means he is a good troll. As well all know, recently we have seen some banned that signed up in 1998. The best troll is one that signs up and lets it slow cook, then flies well below the radar.


24 posted on 04/05/2010 1:29:25 AM PDT by mojitojoe (I don't care what you passed. you are irrelevant. I'll NEVER comply in any way. Read my lips, NEVER!)
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To: LucyT; BP2; MHGinTN; pissant

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2038750/posts?page=15#15


25 posted on 04/05/2010 1:33:32 AM PDT by mojitojoe (I don't care what you passed. you are irrelevant. I'll NEVER comply in any way. Read my lips, NEVER!)
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To: Allegra

He posted semi regularly but not that much. Almost 3 years and only 3 pages of past posts. I checked him out before because he was defending the BC issue. In fact, I took screen shots of his past posts months ago. I admit I wasn’t sure if he was or not, but I was leaning toward yes.


26 posted on 04/05/2010 1:36:07 AM PDT by mojitojoe (I don't care what you passed. you are irrelevant. I'll NEVER comply in any way. Read my lips, NEVER!)
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To: little jeremiah

Funny thing is Jeremiah is that a long time ago I suspected him from the BC threads. I saved screen shots of his past posts a long time ago. He will be back, with one of his many other names .


27 posted on 04/05/2010 1:37:54 AM PDT by mojitojoe (I don't care what you passed. you are irrelevant. I'll NEVER comply in any way. Read my lips, NEVER!)
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To: machogirl

LOL, I never last either but a friend of mine has had a DU account for years. He donates a few bucks too, just to appear legit. He regularly pisses them off over there then sends me the link so I can watch their heads explode. He’s very subtle and very good.


28 posted on 04/05/2010 1:40:19 AM PDT by mojitojoe (I don't care what you passed. you are irrelevant. I'll NEVER comply in any way. Read my lips, NEVER!)
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To: mojitojoe

that is funny


29 posted on 04/05/2010 1:52:38 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; rxsid; ...
Jim, are you going to put up with DOJ Trolls here? Gathering info on Freepers? Making revenge lists for when DHS/DOJ tries to make the USA into a totalitarian state?

Is there a way to get rid of them? Why tolerate them and their "counter propaganda" operation as free speech? It is not.

Is it not time to fight Alinsky with Alinsky?

Thanks. C7

30 posted on 04/05/2010 3:22:26 AM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: machogirl; STARWISE; onyx; penelopesire; holdonnow; Bahbah

Don’t miss this piece- a sleeper troll has been found. Reading over his/her posts they are well-informed and always have the DOJ answers at the ready.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:conscienceofaconserv/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change


31 posted on 04/05/2010 4:06:07 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: mojitojoe

Pls have a look..if you visit the site posted and click..link..it takes you to FR..if you are logged in to FR..it goes to your free republic on line page.


32 posted on 04/05/2010 4:49:04 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: mojitojoe

The reason i am asking...can they get our IP numbers when this happens?


33 posted on 04/05/2010 4:52:23 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: Red Steel
After a quick look, he does defend Obama's legislation "The Ready Reserve Corps" and the government take over of the "student loan program " that was a rider in the ObamaCare bill.

Obama is leading this country down a path that has already caused great harm, and will cause grave harm if we do not take back Congress in 2010 (to de-fund his current initiatives and stall future ones) and kick him out in 2012. I do not "defend" Obama's legislation, the "Ready Reserve Corps," or the student loan takeover. Pointing out that certain aspects of Obama's program are nothing new (i.e., that they are part of a creeping socialism that has been going on for decades) is not "defending" them.

34 posted on 04/05/2010 5:08:41 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: All

For the record, I am not a DOJ troll. I haven’t the foggiest idea who Tracy Russo is, I don’t work for the DOJ, (and, frankly, would NEVER work for this administration’s DOJ), and I am not a news reporter (for what it’s worth, I am a lawyer in private practice in New York).

Looking back, it looks like I disagreed with MuffledOar’s interpretation of a specific provision in ObamaCare, in a thread a couple of weeks ago. I was immediately caled a troll in that thread (by the person who posted the thread), so I can only imagine that MuffledOar assumed I was some sort of troll based on that thread, and simply made the rest up.


35 posted on 04/05/2010 5:29:17 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: mojitojoe

Not buying into the birth certificate stuff does not make me a pro-Obama troll.

I believe that Obama is an awful President who is causing grave harm to this country.

I do NOT believe that Obama is ineligible to be President, and I think that pushing the issue harms our side, not Obama.


36 posted on 04/05/2010 5:35:01 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

BYE BYE


37 posted on 04/05/2010 5:40:16 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Stop fretting about this.


38 posted on 04/05/2010 5:41:32 AM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: SE Mom

hmmmmm..I always wondered if COC was really David Frum....lol.


39 posted on 04/05/2010 6:07:26 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: penelopesire

HAh! Interesting- though CoC seems well-versed in the Obama DoJ viewpoints- not sure if Frum would know all that- unless he was being fed.

I read all his/her posts- very careful to toss in plenty of disclaimers while giving us the administration’s talking points.


40 posted on 04/05/2010 6:54:46 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Allegra
... Tends to criticize other people's comments quite a bit. ....

My first thought was this poster exsisted to point out the error of our posts. (we are always wrong, never right)

41 posted on 04/05/2010 7:00:00 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: SE Mom

What “Obama DoJ viewpoints” am I “well-versed in,” exactly?

Sticking to the facts in my criticism of Obama does not make me pro-Obama.


42 posted on 04/05/2010 7:03:05 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

To the extent I have criticized other posters, it has been because I think we ought to stick to the facts in our criticisms of Obama & the other ‘rats, and because we ought to be damn sure we’re accurate. With the MSM, “academia,” and all 3 branches of the Federal Government stacked against us, it does us no good to be careless. It makes it easier for them to paint us as kooks. Just look at the coverage of the TEA parties - there can be thousands and thousands of decent, hard-working Americans expressing their opposition to the most dramatic increase in government power in (at least) 75 years, but if you turn on the evening news, what do you see? You see the 5 or 10 idiots who showed up with “birther” signs, or signs that can be spun as “racist.”

We have the facts on our side. We don’t need to embellish them.


43 posted on 04/05/2010 7:11:42 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: machogirl

bump


44 posted on 04/05/2010 7:21:50 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or ...off.)
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To: Candor7

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Making a mental note of another one to avoid....


45 posted on 04/05/2010 7:29:19 AM PDT by azishot (J.D. Hayworth...U.S. Senator FOR Arizona...http://www.jdforsenate.com/)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

I’ll give you this: You’ve got spunk.


46 posted on 04/05/2010 7:34:11 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 438 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: SE Mom; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; April Lexington; fhayek; ...

Thank you!

~~~~~~~~~~

List of the alleged troll’s posts:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:conscienceofaconserv/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change

~~~~

And here’s an example:

Thread title: Michelle Obama contradicts Obama nativity story
World Net Daily ^ | 10/28/2009 | Aaron Klein
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 8:27:26 AM by Mozilla

Go to post #10:

****
To: Mozilla

I wouldn’t read too much into this. From the context, it is clear that Michelle 0bama was talking about the circumstances in which Ann Dunham raised 0bama - she was very young and (for the most part) very single when 0bama was growing up.

10 posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 8:46:02 AM by Conscience of a Conservative

http://209.157.64.201/focus/f-news/2372796/posts

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Check the first list above to get the style. We know they’re here .. and we HAVE known for a couple of years that the trolls are here daily, actively dissembling and posting cleverly calculated fluff, false and/or misleading info, smoke, and distortions to distract, divert and muddy the dirty waters even more of The Mirage as much as possible.

Some are newbies and some are sleepers ... signed up
sometimes years ago, and called into action by their handlers.

Some post under a name 12-13 hours a day, suggesting shifts.
Many get zotted, and more arrive.

It’s another form of psych ops.

One thing’s pretty much for sure:

the more they’re here and other conservative sites on their mission, the more frightened they must to be of the truth.

Imagine: our United States Department of Justice!! Our very own government!

That ought to tell you the depths of their skullduggery and subversion.

Imagine what the truth must be worth.


47 posted on 04/05/2010 8:58:36 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: machogirl

Thank you!


48 posted on 04/05/2010 8:59:15 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: machogirl

Hey Holder, I hope you’re reading this. SUCK IT!


49 posted on 04/05/2010 9:02:10 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: BP2; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; rxsid; Conscience of a Conservative; All

For the record:

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Obama Blog Squad Still Active - DOJ Public Affairs Provides Aid to Anonymous Postings
Monday, April 05, 2010 7:29:17 AM · 35 of 46
Conscience of a Conservative to All

For the record, I am not a DOJ troll. I haven’t the foggiest idea who Tracy Russo is, I don’t work for the DOJ, (and, frankly, would NEVER work for this administration’s DOJ), and I am not a news reporter (for what it’s worth, I am a lawyer in private practice in New York).

Looking back, it looks like I disagreed with MuffledOar’s interpretation of a specific provision in ObamaCare, in a thread a couple of weeks ago. I was immediately caled a troll in that thread (by the person who posted the thread), so I can only imagine that MuffledOar assumed I was some sort of troll based on that thread, and simply made the rest up.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2486791/posts?page=35#35


50 posted on 04/05/2010 9:02:18 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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