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Are You Ready for a Tea Party Rebellion? YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
FreeRepublic ^ | 5-6-2012 | TheRobb7

Posted on 05/06/2012 2:16:06 PM PDT by TheRobb7

In another thread I had proposed the idea of doing another Dan’s Bake Sale in downtown Tampa during the Convention.

Fellow FReeper "Patton@Bastogne" has expounded in several threads on what could happen once the Tea Party makes its stand....

Imagine...80,000 Tea Party faithful, non violently filling the streets until they are heard.

The purpose/result may or may not be to overthrow the nomination process, but at least they could help ensure Conservatism in represented in the Party Platform...with a stern and visible reminder that Tea Partiers will be elected nationwide (all the way down the ballot) to hold the GOP nominee accountable for their actions.

The concept of "Conservatism's Last Stand" is starting to catch on.

If you feel like taking part, but fear that this is a fading idea, take a look at the responses this concept has been generating (all of these can be found on the link indicated above):

I reside in the Tampa area ... only 15 minutes away from the Innisbrook Resort where the Florida GOP Delegation will be staying ...

Join Me in Tampa in August 2012 ...

NOT to criticize the loser mitt romney ...

But rather CELEBRATE the VICTORY of Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman ...

and that's "our" VICTORY by the way ...

Join me in Tampa in August 2012 ...

Send this Free Republic Post's URL to EVERY American Patriot that You know ...

Your Family, Friends, Neighbors ... Christian Brethern ...

Spread the Word ...

Patton-at-Bastogne ("NUTS !!!" to the GOP E-RINO Traitors)

CEAI@Engineering-Excellence.US

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20 posted on Fri May 04 2012 19:57:09 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Patton@Bastogne

I haven’t even heard of any protests scheduled for Tampa, much less talk of a contested convention. Is everyone just going to bend over and take Romney?

22 posted on Fri May 04 2012 20:02:11 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by reaganaut

We can all dream our hopeful dreams and I like to do that. But your post is flat-out correct and tells succinctly why it would take an insurrection in Tampa to bring about such a scenario. GOPe ain’t gonna cooperate with us.

35 posted on Fri May 04 2012 20:28:01 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Resettozero

Sounds good to me!! That being said, put me on the list to show up in Tampa. I am on the Space Coast and would love to ‘get together’ with other patriots.

45 posted on Fri May 04 2012 21:06:35 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by LuvFreeRepublic

I had a call today from an RNC fund raiser. I read him the riot act about Romney, McCain, Dole, Romney some more and rinos in general. Then went on to the disdain displayed towards the base and conservative candidates. Then the lack of testicular fortitude on the part of the GOP-E. Then made him promise to pass all that on to the upper levels of the RNC. I was in his ear for a good five minutes.

53 posted on Fri May 04 2012 21:49:43 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by W. W. SMITH

Well, Sarah and the rest sure surprised DC with TEA in Nov ‘10... RATS and RINOS honestly didn’t believe it could happen, even though they saw it coming. Is there any reason to believe the people who made Nov ‘10 happen have any less motivation to do something even bigger this November, when the stakes are 20X higher?

57 posted on Fri May 04 2012 22:25:04 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by txhurl

May it be so. That would be a more wonderful outcome for the future of America than many of us can (or even dare to) imagine. I’m sure that I would break right down and bawl like a baby, if this truly transpired.

61 posted on Fri May 04 2012 23:40:18 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Windflier

your post is flat-out correct and tells succinctly why it would take an insurrection in Tampa to bring about such a scenario. I really think we need to have one. If only one in ten patriotic conservatives managed to get themselves to the convention in Tampa, the sheer force of their presence and numbers could force the gathering to choose another nominee. I honestly feel that that is our last and only chance to have a voice in this process.

63 posted on Fri May 04 2012 23:48:26 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Windflier

To: TheRobb7 your wish is being organized in New Mexico September 1st....tween 50 and 90 k folk will attend...the biggest conservative speakers will fill the air ways from 10 m til 6 pm

71 posted on Sat May 05 2012 12:43:26 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by advertising guy

In my opinion, patriotic Americans have one last chance to force the turncoat cowards in the GOP to bend to the will of The People, and that is to mount a protest of historic proportions at the convention in Tampa. I’ve decided, that come hell or high water, I’m going to be there, demanding that the convention delegates end this travesty, and choose a real conservative as our nominee. This country is about to cross a Rubicon of sorts. If the process goes forward, and we come to the choice of either Romney or Obama in the general, the die will have been cast, and we will enter a new era of top-down, government imposed Socialism, that cannot be stopped with anything less than a full-scale rebellion. I urge every person who understands the gravity of the situation, to get to Tampa and register your vocal opposition to the great travesty about to be committed against us. It might well be your last opportunity to do so in a civil manner.

82 posted on Sun May 06 2012 14:53:41 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Windflier


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1 posted on 05/06/2012 2:16:10 PM PDT by TheRobb7
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To: Resettozero; Yashcheritsiy; Piranha; cripplecreek; cableguymn; muawiyah; onyx; Jim Robinson; ...

Saving-The-Republic Ping!


2 posted on 05/06/2012 2:17:27 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Remember, JimRob called a truce....not a surrender.)
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To: TheRobb7

My TEA party rebellion is writing in Sarah Palin for POTUS.


3 posted on 05/06/2012 2:18:42 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
That's the problem at this point, Jack ... everyone we ever wanted and could have been our nominee was so vilified and degenerated, they dropped out or quit because of numbers.

Except Santorum .. I think he was in the running and growing his numbers .. but then he dropped.

80,000 people is large and strong, but we would be seen as a bunch of Terry Schiavo nuts ... imo.

4 posted on 05/06/2012 2:25:44 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Well I am voting Virgil Goode. He is my protest vote.


5 posted on 05/06/2012 2:51:22 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: knarf

If 10,000 show up there will be more of US on the outside than “them” on the inside!


6 posted on 05/06/2012 2:54:24 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: WellyP

Whatever it takes.


7 posted on 05/06/2012 2:55:37 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Remember, JimRob called a truce....not a surrender.)
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To: TheRobb7

I know many have by now accepted Romney’s nomination as a done deal, but I think we owe it to the GOP to make our feelings known to the delegates in Tampa. Then, if the delegates proceed to nominate Romney anyway, then they will have nothing to complain about when many of us refuse to support him in November. I don’t want anyone to be angry when Romney loses because it will be important for the party to reunite after the election.


8 posted on 05/06/2012 2:56:09 PM PDT by Tau Food
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To: TheRobb7

I would drive to Florida for that!http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post#help


9 posted on 05/06/2012 2:56:29 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: TheRobb7

I would drive to Florida for that!http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post#help


10 posted on 05/06/2012 2:56:29 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

Good grief! Seems like a lot of my posts are posting twice, and I never copied that web address in there.


11 posted on 05/06/2012 2:59:14 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: TheRobb7
Are You Ready for a Tea Party Rebellion?

Not yet. I need a haircut, I have to go grocery shopping, and I desperately need sneakers.

12 posted on 05/06/2012 2:59:14 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: TheRobb7
There was an enormous Tea Party rally in Washington that was basically ignored by the media...have another one in Tampa DURING the convention, and there is NO WAY the media could ingore it...

Do it.

13 posted on 05/06/2012 2:59:25 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
yup, me too... i live in NY and my vote doesn't count anyway so might as well give it to Sarah
14 posted on 05/06/2012 3:17:42 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TheRobb7

Love this idea!


15 posted on 05/06/2012 3:22:31 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (One Nation Under God..."There I said it" ... Great One...)
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To: knarf

Santorum dropped out due to the media shutting down fundraising. After all, you can’t raise funds with the media mantra about inevitability.

In fact, the media constantly spoke of Mitt Romney crushing all competition when it was completely false. Mitt Romney was squeaking out 1, 2, and 3 percent wins in places he should have been getting double digit wins. Michigan was a delegate tie until the powers that be changed the rules AFTER the vote.

Its like the Obama Chicago machine is running the whole show.


16 posted on 05/06/2012 3:25:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I would love to write-in Sarah Palin, but we have touch-screen voting. Voting Romney would be inappropriate touching.
Could I use some `white-out’ on the screen? I’ll just vote down ticket for conservatives.
Looking forward to seeing “Smilin’ Dick” Lugar voted out—crossing fingers, toes, eyes. But I don’t want to attract attention from the poll-ghouls. My stock response to them is: “I’m voting against anyone who thinks I’m so wishy-washy they think they can sway me right outside the polling station.” It’s like holding up a cross to a vampire. There are some local Demo-hacks I hope to give `walking papers’ to as well. Interesting to see if the Demoncrats take Lugar up on his pathetic plea for help: “Save me from my own party!”
Taxed Enough Already: Let’s party!


17 posted on 05/06/2012 3:30:54 PM PDT by tumblindice ("A gramme is better than a damn," said Lenina ... from behind her hands. "I wish I had my soma!")
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To: knarf

Santorum is just another big government lib.

It’s not a problem at all if people unite behind Palin and write her in.


18 posted on 05/06/2012 3:31:35 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Mountain Mary; Chode; who knows what evil?; basil; Tau Food; WellyP; Patton@Bastogne
mutiny2a1
19 posted on 05/06/2012 3:33:04 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Remember, JimRob called a truce....not a surrender.)
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To: tumblindice

Is your touch screen voting similar to this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR3A9rG022M

LOL!


20 posted on 05/06/2012 4:07:00 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

In some States this year, I’ve been informed that ALL selections must be made on either the paper ballot (for write-ins) or all on the machine. Some States allow easier recording of write-ins on machines; mine doesn’t. I want my opposition vote against R and O recorded and I do not trust the proper counting of write-in votes throughout SC.

I have decided, based on current knowledge of likely events, to NOT write-in Sarah’s name (unless she winds up running) and instead make sure my R&O opposition vote is recorded in a way likely to be reported in the printed press. So, for Pres/VP only, I intend to vote Constitution Party.

Straighten me out if you know a better or easier way.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 4:20:35 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If we surround the convention center with 100k, no signs, just silent presence, will the police try to move us elsewhere?


22 posted on 05/06/2012 4:21:44 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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23 posted on 05/06/2012 4:22:25 PM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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24 posted on 05/06/2012 4:22:44 PM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: tumblindice

Holding a Cross up to a vampire doesn’t work...?


25 posted on 05/06/2012 4:25:15 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Baynative

My thought exactly! Hard to stay clean in these frays.


26 posted on 05/06/2012 4:26:35 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: TheRobb7

WE NEED A TEA PARTY MARCH ON GOP HEADQUARTERS


27 posted on 05/06/2012 4:51:41 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: W. W. SMITH
If we surround the convention center with 100k, no signs, just silent presence, will the police try to move us elsewhere?

Good lord....do you honestly think that standing outside and quietly staring at the convention center will have the slightest effect on what goes on inside? Do you not understand the sort of people we're dealing with here?

Hell, friend. We need to muster all the protest signs, noise, and fury that we can summon, in order to get their attention. If some folks get hauled off by the cops, even better. The press will have to report it, and the rebellion will be ON.

28 posted on 05/06/2012 5:42:49 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TheRobb7

Ditto love this, TR7!!!


29 posted on 05/06/2012 5:45:26 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (One Nation Under God..."There I said it" ... Great One...)
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To: Resettozero

How many know about the Constitution Party? And of that many how many know who their candidate is?

Palin has much more name recognition than any of their candidates. She outdid Couric in the TV ratings, she was way more popular at CPAC 2012 than any of the Pubbie candidates at that time.


30 posted on 05/06/2012 5:47:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Mountain Mary

Thank you!

You have permission to “steal” it and use it accordingly :)


31 posted on 05/06/2012 5:49:53 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Remember, JimRob called a truce....not a surrender.)
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To: TheRobb7; Resettozero; Yashcheritsiy; Piranha; cripplecreek; cableguymn; muawiyah; onyx; ...
Are You Ready for a Tea Party Rebellion? YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Wait, what?

I didn't think we were doing that sort of thing around here any more.

32 posted on 05/06/2012 5:55:21 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

“I didn’t think we were doing that sort of thing around here any more.”

We ARE the miracle, FRiend.

Remember, JimRob called a truce....not a surrender.


33 posted on 05/06/2012 6:02:08 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Remember, JimRob called a truce....not a surrender.)
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To: TheRobb7
Are You Ready for a Tea Party Rebellion?

NO...










I am PAST ready!

34 posted on 05/06/2012 6:24:58 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Windflier

The number wont matter, if we are demonstrating, signs and yelling, the police will haul all of us off.

Now if 100K of us stand there and calmly tell delegates to do the right thing and hint, we are coming through that door, OH to L with it lets go through the door and really raise L.


35 posted on 05/06/2012 7:45:56 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse will learn to sing)
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To: W. W. SMITH
The number wont matter, if we are demonstrating, signs and yelling, the police will haul all of us off.

The police can't haul off 100,000 noisy protesters. And no one's talking about throwing bricks and breaking things, but a little civil disobedience will go a long way toward getting the convention delegates' attention. It'll also get the attention of the whole world, and let them know that we conservatives and patriots have HAD it with being rolled over by the powers that be.

Now if 100K of us stand there and calmly tell delegates to do the right thing and hint, we are coming through that door, OH to L with it lets go through the door and really raise L.

I don't care much for the standing calmly part -- we've been trying that for decades, and it's gotten us nothing but walked over. I'm all for going through the door and raising some hell, though.

36 posted on 05/06/2012 8:01:05 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

“Hell, friend. We need to muster all the protest signs, noise, and fury that we can summon, in order to get their attention. If some folks get hauled off by the cops, even better. The press will have to report it, and the rebellion will be ON.”

Exactly. Its time to quit pussy footing around with these people and the Tea Party has been way too quiet for too long.


37 posted on 05/06/2012 11:56:25 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Mine also, hence my tagline.


38 posted on 05/07/2012 12:32:41 AM PDT by Kevmo (Palin 2012. It's just me in the voting booth. 100% straight republican ticket.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Agree with you. If I felt more confident that write-ins would be publicized here, I’d probably do that too. Write-in votes are not publicly reported in this part of the world.


39 posted on 05/07/2012 5:53:48 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, Santorum was forced out by the MSM and the RNC.


40 posted on 05/07/2012 8:37:20 AM PDT by Elvina ( crimethink - To even consider any thought not in line with the principles of Ingsoc.)
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To: Elvina

And now with the chatter about Rick Snyder being Romney’s VP choice we see how Mitt repays the faithful republican machine that changed the rules to spare Romney the indignity of a tie in Michigan.


41 posted on 05/07/2012 8:43:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: WKUHilltopper; All

Am I the only one that thinks a TEA Party march on GOP headquarters would send a loud message?


42 posted on 05/07/2012 8:55:20 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: WKUHilltopper
Its time to quit pussy footing around with these people and the Tea Party has been way too quiet for too long.

If you feel that there's a chance we can force a change in the direction of the convention by descending on Tampa in massive numbers, please talk up the idea here and elsewhere.

And do get there, if you can.

43 posted on 05/07/2012 12:00:23 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TheRobb7

The bots flying Ron Paul banners are going to throw the convention into chaos. The TEA Party should wait in the wings and clean up the mess after that.


44 posted on 05/07/2012 12:03:53 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: TheRobb7

It’s happening in Indiana. We have a primary tomorrow and the Establishment RINO U.S. Senator may be defeated by a real conservative after 36 years in the U.S. Senate.


45 posted on 05/07/2012 9:18:19 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Tau Food

It’s not so much acceptance as it is resignation.


46 posted on 05/07/2012 9:19:53 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Windflier
If some folks get hauled off by the cops, even better. The press will have to report it, and the rebellion will be ON.


Winston Churchill
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly;
you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival.
There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
-- Winston Churchill

47 posted on 05/08/2012 4:40:28 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

Thanks for posting that Churchill quote, Elsie. It’s a warning that should have been resonating with conservative patriots for decades now. Even more-so at this pivotal moment.


48 posted on 05/08/2012 10:52:28 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Lady Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea.
Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it.
49 posted on 05/08/2012 12:03:11 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

What a wit Churchill had! He must have been fascinating to be around.


50 posted on 05/08/2012 2:37:07 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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