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Sarah Palin mocks Washington Post for false report she’s joining Al Jazeera
The New York Daily News ^ | February 12, 2013 | Kristen A. Lee

Posted on 02/12/2013 4:00:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin got to take another jab at the “lamestream media” on Tuesday after The Washington Post issued an embarrassing correction on a false report that the former Fox News commentator is joining Al Jazeera.

The Washington Post’s attention-grabbing mea culpa followed reporter Suzi Parker’s claim that Palin signed a deal to be a host and commentator for the Qatari-based network.

Parker had called the faux-scoop “a cautionary tale about what can happen with politics and celebrity meet.”

The story became a cautionary tale of another sort, however, when it emerged that the “news” came from The Daily Currant, a satirical website.

“The blogger cited a report on the Daily Currant Web site as the basis for that information without realizing that the piece was satirical,” The Washington Post said in its correction.

Sarah Palin – a longtime media critic who popularized the term “lamestream media” – didn’t wait long before smacking the newspaper for its mistake on Twitter: “Hey @washingtonpost, I'm having coffee with Elvis this week. He works at the Mocha Moose in Wasilla. #suziparkerscoops #idiotmedia”...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: aljazeera; msm; palin; sarahpalin; wp
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1 posted on 02/12/2013 4:00:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“The blogger cited a report on the Daily Currant Web site as the basis for that information

Blogger.

A blogger got it wrong.

I've been saying for years that bloggers are smacktards.

On the other hand, if al Jazeera had offered the right amount of money.. who knows?

2 posted on 02/12/2013 4:05:36 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet Suzi Parker can see Al Jazeera from her front porch.


3 posted on 02/12/2013 4:09:54 PM PST by MeganC (Liberals fool people by walking upright.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
See, this is why the big high-profile MSM outlets like the Washington Post are so much better than the internet.

They have all these real high-paid college grads who use their superior brains to vet the news.

People who just get their news directly from the internet can fall prey to all kinds of irresponsible bloggers, donchaknow.

4 posted on 02/12/2013 4:10:21 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: humblegunner

Why not just come out and call her a whore? You just did, for all intents and purposes...


5 posted on 02/12/2013 4:10:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WaPo’s Suzi Parker Demoted to “Blogger” After Publishing Satirical Palin Article as Fact – Update: Gov. Palin Weighs In




Today, former “journalist” (now “blogger”) Suzi Parker, posted another snark-filled article at The Washington Post trying to trash Governor Palin. The most obvious problem with the piece is that when WaPo first ran the “story,” it looked like this:


Parker’s source for that scoop?… The Daily Currant, which describes itself as the “global satirical newspaper of record.” As astounding as it is that someone who (until today anyway) calls herself a “journalist” didn’t catch this fact while gathering her research, it is even more outrageous (yet, completely typical) that it her editors missed it as well.

Currently the same article, complete with a bunk poll and some know-nothing academic speaking for Palin supporters everywhere, has the following new headline and bold correction:

Notice that WaPo’s correction states that Parker is now just a “blogger” while her actual bio at the bottom of the page reads:

Suzi Parker is an Arkansas-based political and cultural journalist and author of “Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt.” Follow her on Twitter at @SuziParker

Way to ruin your career, Suzi. Bravo!

The new media, and even some in the old have been taking Parker to task over this today.

Chad Sinclair at the DailyDownload wrote:

One click. That’s all it would have taken for Suzi Parker, the author of this phony gem, to discover that the entire site is full of fake news.

Is this what the Washington Post has come to? Stooping so low that neither its reporters nor its editors can perform the most basic fact checking?

Parker and the Post made a second egregious mistake: They waited too long. The Currant story was published on February 4. The Post’s story? It published eight days later.

Now, if Sarah Palin was in fact joining Al Jazeera American, don’t you think more news outlets would have picked up on that? Perhaps MSNBC or her old chums at Fox News? Let’s be honest, it’s not as if the Post was sitting on the story for eight days to triple-check the facts.

The gross oversight in editing, the lazy reporting and the utter lack of common sense at the Post is astounding.

Dylan Byers wrote:

Parker calls this “a cautionary tale about what can happen when politics and celebrity meet.”

But Parker’s report is a cautionary tale about what can happen when writers cite satirical websites, such as The Daily Currant.

John Hayward wrote:

But the marquee element of Parker’s post – the entire reason she wrote the silly, contemptuous piece – was the revelation that Palin would become a contributor for the TV network al-Jazeera bought from al-Gore.  Supposedly Palin hoped to use her new perch at al-Jazeera to “reach millions of devoutly religious people.”

It’s a blockbuster revelation that turned out to be based entirely on a hoax… which Parker fell for hook, line, and sinker, apparently making no effort whatsoever to substantiate it, not even through the minimal practice of searching for a single corroborating source online.  Parker’s sole source was an obvious parody sitethe Daily Currant.  She probably didn’t even bother to visit the site, instead building her story around a cut-and-paste of something she received via social media.  At the time of this writing, the top story on the Daily Currant is “Catholic Church Considering Jerry Sandusky as Next Pope.”

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So it turns out that this is really a “cautionary tale about what can happen” when sloppy reporting, liberal prejudice, and Internet comedians meet.  It’s really not that hard to lead mainstream media reporters, pundits, and editors into phony stories – just give them something that fits the “narrative” they already believe in.  Just yesterday, on Sarah Palin’s birthday, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post announced the Pope’s resignation on Twitter as follows: “Pope Benedict, following Sarah Palin’s lead, resigns.”  Maybe it’s time for the top brass at the Post to do some soul-searching about its unhealthy obsessions.  Or could this be more fairly characterized as a desperate search by their writers to “find ways to stay relevant?”

It does not speak well of the Post that they would leave the story in place without a full retraction and apology to Palin, or a complete explanation to readers of where the false material came from.

Doug Powers writes:

Michelle mentioned it this morning, but I thought I’d elaborate…

A WaPo “journalist” reported earlier — in a piece claiming Sarah Palin’s star has fallen and she’s now engaged in a desperate search for attention by thanking people for wishing her happy birthday or something — that Palin would be joining up with Al Jazeera (the Al Gore costume Sarah wore last Halloween was way too convincing).

Iowahawk posted the following over at Breitbart:

Something called “Suzi Parker” who writes something called “She The People” at something called “The Washington Post” bagged the scoop of the century earlier today, in a report originally entitled “Sarah Palin’s plan to reach ‘millions of devoutly religious people’ through al-Jazeera”

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Maybe a more accurate correction would have added “because we are psychologically incapable of disbelieving about any story the voices in our head tell us about Sarah Palin.”

Another proud moment for the Washington Post’s layers and layers of fact-checkers. Take a bow, Suzi! And a 500mg of Xanax.

And Twitchy has covered it here and here.

Update: Heh! Governor Palin sent out the following two tweets in response:


Update II: And another:



6 posted on 02/12/2013 4:10:59 PM PST by Bratch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Hey @washingtonpost, I'm having coffee with Elvis this week. He works at the Mocha Moose in Wasilla. #suziparkerscoops #idiotmedia”...

Sarah, keep smacking around those media morons.

7 posted on 02/12/2013 4:11:23 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; humblegunner

Is there some question on the matter?


8 posted on 02/12/2013 4:16:10 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why not just come out and call her a whore?

Why would I need to?

9 posted on 02/12/2013 4:21:58 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: muawiyah; Jim Robinson; humblegunner; onyx; Josh Painter; Kaslin; Nachum; KC_Lion; ...

You might not know this, but Jim has met Governor Sarah Palin and likes her. I don’t believe he’d cotton to you two calling her a whore. I could be wrong, but I doubt it.


10 posted on 02/12/2013 4:25:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who? We be talk’ ‘bout dem womens at THE WASHINGTON POST ~


11 posted on 02/12/2013 4:30:47 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; humblegunner

“You might not know this, but Jim has met Governor Sarah Palin and likes her. I don’t believe he’d cotton to you two calling her a whore. I could be wrong, but I doubt it.”

Maybe humblebummer should explain to us all why he thinks she is one. Let’s hear his intelligent argument on the matter.


12 posted on 02/12/2013 4:32:29 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: muawiyah

Is there some question on the matter?”

If you’re not calling her a “W’ then I apologize. If you are then let’s hear your rationale for doing so. Don’t just throw bombs like humblebummer, back it up.


13 posted on 02/12/2013 4:35:11 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Steely Tom

Highly educated and well paid professionals who do not know the difference between current and currant.


14 posted on 02/12/2013 4:36:27 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: muawiyah

Read post #2 and tell me that last is about Suzi.


15 posted on 02/12/2013 4:37:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: toddausauras

I don’t recall calling her a whore.
Perhaps you would grace us all with showing where I did.

As far as I can see, the designation “whore” was applied by you.

And speaking of which.. how’s your mom doing these days, by the way?


16 posted on 02/12/2013 4:42:17 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

You very clearly implied she is one...now explain intelligently why she is one.


17 posted on 02/12/2013 4:45:47 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: humblegunner
I've been saying for years that bloggers are smacktards.

Yeah, well, I think the mental midget who used that as a source was even more of one. I mean, bloody hell! Next we'll be quoting from someone's facebook page or examiner-dot-com, for example.

18 posted on 02/12/2013 4:46:00 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why not just come out and call her a whore?

I've stated that she'll accept speaking engagements for money.

Do you deny this? I never used the word "whore".

That was YOU that associated her name with the designation "whore".

Please, sir.. stop calling Sarah Palin a whore.

19 posted on 02/12/2013 4:48:13 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
al Jazeera had offered the right amount of money.. who knows?

Damn humbledbungler, you made the same statement on two Palin threads, how repetitious of you.

20 posted on 02/12/2013 4:49:36 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
"“Hey @washingtonpost, I'm having coffee with Elvis this week. He works at the Mocha Moose in Wasilla. #suziparkerscoops #idiotmedia”..."

Yep, I think I saw him when I was in there for a sandwich a while back. Hard to tell with the big shades, though...

21 posted on 02/12/2013 4:49:36 PM PST by redhead (PRAY DAILY for a Restoration of the Righteous Intent of America)
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To: humblegunner

Nice try at throwing it back on me.


22 posted on 02/12/2013 4:49:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Nice try at throwing it back on me.

Worked pretty good, since "whore" was your term, not mine.

23 posted on 02/12/2013 4:51:53 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My post is about the ol'gal at Washington Post. I think you are concerned that Sarah might take $22 million from Al Jazeera, right?

That's strictly hypothetical ~ they gave all their money to the Algore anyway.

The story today was so notorious that anyone's attempt at subtle nuance must necessarily be overlooked ~ so I'm sticking to the lede.

24 posted on 02/12/2013 4:52:41 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: The Cajun

Shouldn’t you be working on those entry-level graphics, cher?


25 posted on 02/12/2013 4:53:32 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: muawiyah
"I think you are concerned that Sarah might take $22 million from Al Jazeera, right?"

Are you short a chromosome?

26 posted on 02/12/2013 4:55:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: humblegunner
Shouldn’t you be working on those entry-level graphics, cher?

Shouldn't you be staying off Palin threads like you were asked, if I'm remembering correctly?

27 posted on 02/12/2013 4:57:45 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: muawiyah

I expected better of you.

I expect nasty smears from hg, but you?


28 posted on 02/12/2013 4:58:28 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If you can read what I posted that way I can certainly read what you posted the same way.

No, not short a chromosome, but well versed in logic, even in your bizarro world.

Tell you what, we'll go out to her next rally, and you go out, and we'll see who she waves to ~ I bet I get all the waves ~

29 posted on 02/12/2013 4:59:46 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: sauropod
Clean the BS out of your eyeballs ~ then get back to me.

I don't think you like Sarah very much at all.

30 posted on 02/12/2013 5:00:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; KC_Lion; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


31 posted on 02/12/2013 5:03:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: The Cajun

It’s actually still a WashPostParker story ~ Sarah didn’t do anything ~ the Posties continued to lie.


32 posted on 02/12/2013 5:03:12 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Nice try, little buddy.

I’ve been a Palin fan way before most here knew of her. Still am.


33 posted on 02/12/2013 5:03:25 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: sauropod
Naw, you're letting the story drift over to Palin when it's the Washington Post that commited the sin. Let's beat up on the Postie NOW while we got that sniveling little t---ball where we want her.

I think you want it to drift though ~ right?

34 posted on 02/12/2013 5:06:30 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: The Cajun
Shouldn't you be staying off Palin threads

I try, I really do..

How about you try to stay off threads with me on 'em?

And focus on your virgin graphic operation?

Tell you what, I let MANY Palin-fawning threads pass me by.
I sure do. Hold my tongue. Walk away. True story.

Do YOU make any similar efforts towards civility?

No? You just flame away and to hell with it all?

Well, when you exercise some restraint, Bucky-boy, then you may advise me to do the same.

35 posted on 02/12/2013 5:06:30 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: sauropod
Naw, you're letting the story drift over to Palin when it's the Washington Post that commited the sin. Let's beat up on the Postie NOW while we got that sniveling little t---ball where we want her.

I think you want it to drift though ~ right?

36 posted on 02/12/2013 5:06:40 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: humblegunner

37 posted on 02/12/2013 5:08:32 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: muawiyah

I was referring to your post #8, which referenced hg’s post #3.

While hg did not call her a whore, he certainly stated as a possibility that Palin could go work for Al Jazeera if the $$ were big enough, implying that she’s greedy enough to go work for the enemy.

You concurred.

If that’s not what you meant, then clarify your post. That’s all.


38 posted on 02/12/2013 5:11:25 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: The Cajun

Well done!
You improve with each effort.

Keep it up until the library closes.


39 posted on 02/12/2013 5:17:45 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Isn't it amazing how some people just can't leave Palin alone? Even those that drink far too much, far too early in the evening can't get over her!

So obvious how badly she has taken up residence in their heads. Bwahaha

40 posted on 02/12/2013 5:19:09 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: muawiyah
Tell you what, we'll go out to her next rally, and you go out, and we'll see who she waves to ~ I bet I get all the waves ~

Have you any idea how idiotic and fawning that sounds?

41 posted on 02/12/2013 5:20:25 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

42 posted on 02/12/2013 5:24:17 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

43 posted on 02/12/2013 5:31:20 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: The Cajun

First shot was good.. as such.
Repeating it kind of points up the lameness of it.

Move forward! A whole world of graphics await you.

Spread your little wings and FLY!

You can do this, I know you can.
Your primary efforts indicate a grasp of the concept.

Let me know if you would like some help.

I’m here for you, cher.


44 posted on 02/12/2013 5:32:27 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner; muawiyah

Former Governor Sarah Palin has shown on numerous occasions that she values and respects disabled veterans. I couldn’t care less if she “waves” to me at an event. I’m 53, not 3.


45 posted on 02/12/2013 5:32:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: humblegunner
I’m here for you, cher.


46 posted on 02/12/2013 5:37:30 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

Actually, your getting better at this!

Try branching out, find some newer graphics to use as a base, or a least ones that folks will recognize.

Overall though, I’d have to say that you have excelled at
basic image manipulation today, given what you have to work with.

Let the butthurt FLOW within you, let it guide you.

Realize that a whole WORLD of material is before you.
If being angry or sad or whatever you are INSPIRES you
to greater creativity, then EMBRACE that bitch!

Run with it!

I applaud your efforts, they are something of which you may be proud.

Keep trying, reach higher. You can do it!


47 posted on 02/12/2013 5:47:54 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
EMBRACE that bitch!


48 posted on 02/12/2013 5:51:20 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: humblegunner

Slander is the Devil’s work. Just something to think about. Nobody serves samiches in that nasty place associated with the Slanderer.


49 posted on 02/12/2013 5:51:54 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: The Cajun

Ok, you’re not progressing.

Take a day or two, work on it.

You have the concept down pretty well but you fail to
move forward with it. Fear hobbles you, I reckon.

That’s natural. Try some variations on your own and
I’ll bet when you get past your timidity you’ll
blossom like a big old blossomy flower, tell you what.

I’m really pleased at your progress this evening, I’m glad as
hell that you have jumped into the pool and started trying some graphic work.

You keep trying.

Please ping me to your efforts, and remember there are no
bad graphics, only opportunities for improvement.


50 posted on 02/12/2013 6:08:03 PM PST by humblegunner
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