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Announcing the Free Republic Freedom Tour ~ 2004 ~ Rocky Mountain & South Western Division
Free Republic | April 27, 2004 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 04/27/2004 9:45:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Announcing the Free Republic Freedom Tour ~ 2004 ~ Rocky Mountain & South Western Division

Well, we've finally set the starting date and a rough itinerary for the first leg of our nationwide Free Republic Freedom Tour!

We'll be departing Fresno on Thursday, May 27th heading south, then east across California's Mojave Desert, through Las Vegas, and across Utah. We'll spend our first night on the tour somewhere around the midway point between Fresno and Ft Collins, Colorado, possibly near Cedar City or Beaver, Utah. Have never been in the area, so don't know exactly what to expect. It'll be a new adventure for us.

Hope to arrive Ft Collins, Colorado, Friday night the 28th and look forward to attending the Saturday Support Our Troops Rally in Ft Collins and spending some time with the Colorado FReepers.

Will be on the road again later that day hoping to get a head start on our way to Kansas. Will probably stay somewhere around Burlington, CO, on Saturday night. The Lord willing and the creek don't rise, will drive through Kansas and arrive in Columbia, Missouri, on Sunday night in time to observe the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday with the Missouri FReepers.

It's then on to St Louis where we hope to stay Tuesday night the first of June. Hopefully, we can meet for lunch with the FReepers in the St Louis area on Wednesday, after which we'll depart for Little Rock, Arkansas.

While in the Little Rock area, we'd like to stay a night in Pine Bluff so we can give Budge a hard time and wish him well. After visiting with the Pine Bluff FReepers, it's back to Little Rock and then on to the Ft Smith/Van Buren area by Friday night.

Will spend Friday night in Ft Smith. Have an Annual Morton Family Reunion to attend on Saturday, the 5th of June, in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, and then we're going back to Ft Smith where we hope to stay a couple more nights. My parents and grandparents on both the Robinson and Morton sides of the family are from this area and I'd like to take a full day to explore and visit with some of the family.

On Monday, June 7th, we hope to arrive in Dallas where we'll spend the night and visit with the Dallas/Ft Worth Chapter FReepers.

Hope to spend a couple nights in Austin meeting with the Heart of Texas Chapter FReepers (assuming Basil and Gracey will still have us) and possibly visit Crawford, TX, and the Texas White House.

Then it'll be off to Houston for a night where we hope to meet with Uncle TC and the Texas Termite and family. After Houston, we hope to visit and possibly spend a night in Corpus Christi.

From Corpus Christi, we'll drive up to San Antonio and stay at the historic Menger Hotel across from the Alamo where we stayed on our last trip to Texas and then we'll start the home trip the next day.

On the way home, we plan to spend at least one night in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and then it'll be on through Phoenix and up to Lake Havasu City where we'll spend the last night of our tour.

Hope to arrive safely back home in Fresno after a three week, ten state tour, with lots of pictures and great memories.


Then, later in the Summer comes the Pacific Northwest, Rushmore & Yellowstone Tour where we hope to visit Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming and then on through Salt Lake City, Carson City and home.

And that will be followed by our Winter Southern Tour across the South and down into Florida for a few days and then back up the east coast through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia to Washington DC, just in time for the Free Republic George W. Bush Inaugural Ball II.

Next year it'll be the Plains States, Midwest, Great Lakes, Bluegrass & Northeastern Tours. Eventually, we hope to visit all 50 states and every chapter we can possibly reach. It'll be fun driving through Canada and up to Alaska and even more fun yet driving out to Hawaii.

We're looking forward to a great trip. Hope to meet as many FReepers as we possibly can.

Wish us luck!


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P.S. Sorry about the downtime. John has some new equipment on order and hopefully we'll have it installed within a few days. Hope this temporary configuration can hold the load until then.
1 posted on 04/27/2004 9:45:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
Don't sweat the crash. Stuff happens. :)

On Monday, June 7th, we hope to arrive in Dallas where we'll spend the night and visit with the Dallas/Ft Worth Chapter FReepers.

Where, exactly? I might have to convince Dad to make a trip into Dallas. :) (I thought I was added to the Dallas/Ft Worth chapter ping list, maybe it was another one?)

2 posted on 04/27/2004 9:50:56 PM PDT by 4mycountry ("Completely concretely" - - That's "the power of the 'Freeper'.")
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To: Jim Robinson; basil; Gracey; Arrowhead1952; DrewsDad; The Bat Lady
Heart of Texas Chapter ping! JimRob will be in town early to mid June. How'd today's meeting go?
3 posted on 04/27/2004 9:51:31 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (To err is human. To really f*** it up, though, you need to be a liberal.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Hope I get to see you on june 7.

Though I will probably be on vacation at the time.

I will try to be there
4 posted on 04/27/2004 9:53:23 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: 4mycountry
Your in Texas? Shouldn't you be resting for the TAKS test?:)
5 posted on 04/27/2004 9:53:33 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (To err is human. To really f*** it up, though, you need to be a liberal.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Will your route from Las Vegas to Utah take you through Reno?
6 posted on 04/27/2004 9:54:56 PM PDT by kilowhskey
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
I'm homeschooled. :)
7 posted on 04/27/2004 9:56:11 PM PDT by 4mycountry ("Completely concretely" - - That's "the power of the 'Freeper'.")
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To: 4mycountry
So I guess that means no spitballs in class?;-)
8 posted on 04/27/2004 9:57:59 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (To err is human. To really f*** it up, though, you need to be a liberal.)
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To: 4mycountry
Don't know exactly where we'll be staying yet. Will post updates as the schedule firms up.
9 posted on 04/27/2004 9:58:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: 4mycountry; All
I checked... I did ask to be on the Dallas/Ft Worth ping list, but I haven't gotten pinged to anything.

Anybody know who runs the DFW ping list?
10 posted on 04/27/2004 9:58:52 PM PDT by 4mycountry ("Completely concretely" - - That's "the power of the 'Freeper'.")
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
Not unless you count the cat's hairballs. X)
11 posted on 04/27/2004 9:59:32 PM PDT by 4mycountry ("Completely concretely" - - That's "the power of the 'Freeper'.")
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To: Jim Robinson
Hope to arrive Ft Collins, Colorado, Friday night the 28th and look forward to attending the Saturday Support Our Troops Rally in Ft Collins and spending some time with the Colorado FReepers.

I'll defintely see you in Ft. Collins then! I look forward to it.

If you need a place to stay you're always welcome. 1 hour south of Ft. Collins, and close to the Highway east to Burlington.

Regards,

TS

12 posted on 04/27/2004 10:00:37 PM PDT by The Shrew (A dollar a day won't cure your addiction to FR but it will make you feel better. Join me!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim, your Dallas area Freepers can't wait to see ya!


Where be Meeking when ya need him?
13 posted on 04/27/2004 10:01:30 PM PDT by LurkerNoMore!
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To: kilowhskey
Won't be through Reno on this trip. We'll stop in Reno on the next one.
14 posted on 04/27/2004 10:02:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: LurkerNoMore!; MeekOneGOP
Jim's comin' to Texas ping!
15 posted on 04/27/2004 10:02:31 PM PDT by 4mycountry ("Completely concretely" - - That's "the power of the 'Freeper'.")
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To: Jim Robinson
You are going to stop in Corpus? You should have come on down a little further south (brownsville). You have 2 freepers in the valley. Depending on how many "we" are, we could have taken yall to lunch:')
16 posted on 04/27/2004 10:03:03 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: The Shrew
yall have to fm me date and time, ok?
17 posted on 04/27/2004 10:04:00 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Senator Pardek
mark your almanac
;-)
18 posted on 04/27/2004 10:07:07 PM PDT by LurkerNoMore!
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To: Jim Robinson; Gracey; hocndoc
Best wishes for your trip. It looks like you may make it to Austin on a Tuesday or Wednesday. That would be great so I can attend (darn it, I forgot about tonight's meeting - darn, darn, darn).

I enjoyed meeting you in San Antonio last summer.
19 posted on 04/27/2004 10:07:13 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (The War on Terror is mere collateral damage to the Democrats' War on Bush.)
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To: The Shrew
Great! See you there. And thanks for the offer, though we'll probably stay at a motel in Ft. Collins. We're hell on furniture and doorways with all the wheel chairs and equipment we haul around. LOL
20 posted on 04/27/2004 10:08:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: LurkerNoMore!
Great! Looking forward to seeing y'all again!
21 posted on 04/27/2004 10:09:43 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
Enjoy the trip.

PS -- Stay in Cedar City (bigger choice of places to stay & better places to eat. It is home to a college, so you may have a liitle company (once the word gets out)
22 posted on 04/27/2004 10:19:34 PM PDT by ASOC (National policy is set by the grunt on point - nobody else.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Phooey! I was hoping you would hit San Diego in time to see the USS Ronald Reagan finally arrive at her home port in July. My group is planning a voter registration drive that weekend - which should be mobbed - seeing as how we're such a military town.
23 posted on 04/27/2004 10:25:18 PM PDT by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: Jim Robinson; Glitter Gal; Diva One
Let me know, I'd love to cook for the clan! My daughter is in Ft. Collins and will be joining me in welcoming you. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance in planning your Colorado trip; routing, places to stay, meals, etc!

Regards,

TS

24 posted on 04/27/2004 10:35:20 PM PDT by The Shrew (A dollar a day won't cure your addiction to FR but it will make you feel better. Join me!)
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To: Jim Robinson; JulieRNR21; Vets_Husband_and_Wife; Cinnamon Girl; Alamo-Girl; Bigg Red; jwalsh07; ...
Hiya Jim,

I'll look forward to seeing you again when you roll thru Lake Havasu City ..... I presume you'll be staying at the usual place???? .... :)

Maybe this time you can actually make it out to the VetsCoR HQ???? I promise to get the office cleaned up for your visit .... LOL

±

"The Era of Osama lasted about an hour, from the time the first plane hit the tower to the moment the General Militia of Flight 93 reported for duty."
Toward FREEDOM

25 posted on 04/27/2004 10:36:58 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright (An oath is FOREVER)
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To: Neil E. Wright
Aye, aye, Capt'n. Same place. And we'd love to come by the VetsCoR HQ.
26 posted on 04/27/2004 10:44:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: 4mycountry; Jim Robinson
You're on the list. You haven't been pinged because we haven't done anything as of late and this is (good) news to me.

I'll ping the rest of 'em tomorrow.

27 posted on 04/27/2004 10:51:55 PM PDT by Ms. AntiFeminazi (Free Mumia! er, Free Padilla!, no, that's been done. I know, FREE SADDAM!, yeah, that's the ticket!)
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To: LurkerNoMore!
Hey stranger. Your Dallas Freeper can't wait to see you! lol

Call me! I went by your place the other day and you weren't there. I'll be home until Sunday, then gone again for few days.

28 posted on 04/27/2004 10:55:28 PM PDT by Ms. AntiFeminazi (Free Mumia! er, Free Padilla!, no, that's been done. I know, FREE SADDAM!, yeah, that's the ticket!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Congrats to JohnRob for the hardware work this evening.

There'll be a real special ale for you and yours when you get to the Pacific Northwest. Keep us posted. I can't wait.

Now drive safely, hear?

29 posted on 04/27/2004 10:57:04 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Jim Robinson
"On the way home, we plan to spend at least one night in Las Cruces, New Mexico, . . . "

Great! That's only two hours from my place out here in the boonies. Lemme know when and where and I'll run over and chowdown with ya's.

30 posted on 04/27/2004 11:06:39 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Jim Robinson
Hope to get to see you and your family again when you come to the Alamo City-it was really great seeing everyone last summer.
31 posted on 04/27/2004 11:19:06 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Our Father in Freepdom is coming to Texas- Woot! Woot!)
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To: Billthedrill
Great! Thank you. See you in August!
32 posted on 04/27/2004 11:19:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Eastbound
Ok, meet you at the Holiday Inn in Las Cruces. Don't know the exact date or time yet, but will post it as soon as we do.
33 posted on 04/27/2004 11:21:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: sockmonkey
Wonderful! It'll be nice seeing you all again.
34 posted on 04/27/2004 11:24:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: CyberAnt
San Diego in July is possible, depending on the date.
35 posted on 04/27/2004 11:27:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
Sounds good! C'ya there. Have a great trip, JimRob.
36 posted on 04/27/2004 11:36:41 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Jim Robinson
Sounds great. Will pray for your trip.

Wish I were freerer to make it down to Las Cruces.

No sweat on the down time. In due course . . .

Tons of thanks to you and John.
37 posted on 04/28/2004 12:02:13 AM PDT by Quix (Choose this day whom U will serve: Shrillery & demonic goons or The King of Kings and Lord of Lords)
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To: Jim Robinson; 4mycountry; LurkerNoMore!; Squantos; Clinger; GeronL; Billie; Slyfox; San Jacinto; ...
Heads up Texas, New Mexico and Arizona Freepers !! Jim Robinson is coming our way ! ...

Announcing the Free Republic Freedom Tour
~ 2004 ~ Rocky Mountain & South Western Division

Excerpt:

On Monday, June 7th, we hope to arrive in Dallas where we'll spend the night and visit with the Dallas/Ft Worth Chapter FReepers.

Hope to spend a couple nights in Austin meeting with the Heart of Texas Chapter FReepers (assuming Basil and Gracey will still have us) and possibly visit Crawford, TX, and the Texas White House.

Then it'll be off to Houston for a night where we hope to meet with Uncle TC and the Texas Termite and family. After Houston, we hope to visit and possibly spend a night in Corpus Christi.

From Corpus Christi, we'll drive up to San Antonio and stay at the historic Menger Hotel across from the Alamo where we stayed on our last trip to Texas and then we'll start the home trip the next day.

On the way home, we plan to spend at least one night in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and then it'll be on through Phoenix and up to Lake Havasu City where we'll spend the last night of our tour.


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Texas or New Mexico or Arizona ping list!. . .don't be shy.


38 posted on 04/28/2004 3:19:12 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: 4mycountry; LurkerNoMore!
Thanks for the heads up ! I sure hope I'm available when Jim comes to Dallas.

I need to mark my calendar now !! I want to meet him and get some pics with my digital camera .....


39 posted on 04/28/2004 3:21:46 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Hope to see ya'll this winter, have a good time.
tet
40 posted on 04/28/2004 3:26:28 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jim Robinson
From Corpus Christi, we'll drive up to San Antonio and stay at the historic Menger Hotel across from the Alamo where we stayed on our last trip to Texas and then we'll start the home trip the next day.

That's a nice, old, hotel. I stayed there last summer while working a communications/IT trade show in San Antonio.

Here's hoping y'all have a safe trip.

41 posted on 04/28/2004 3:32:33 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Get well soon, countrydummy.)
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To: Jim Robinson
When you hit Va, come by the house. I have a guest suite laid out for you on the ground floor.
42 posted on 04/28/2004 4:42:54 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Jim Robinson
WOW! Great itinerary! Looking forward to seeing you/reading about your trips!!
43 posted on 04/28/2004 4:56:24 AM PDT by Molly Pitcher
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To: Jim Robinson
Are you leaving the keys to the napalm and the nukes in safe hands? Have a great trip!
44 posted on 04/28/2004 6:25:08 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (No matter where you go, there you are.)
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi
If I'm not on the DFW/NorthTexas ping list, please add me.

Thanks.
45 posted on 04/28/2004 8:00:28 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Bush's Viet Nam?! Shut up, Teddy; Iraq isn't even Bush's Chappaquidick!)
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To: Jim Robinson
On Monday, June 7th, we hope to arrive in Dallas where we'll spend the night and visit with the Dallas/Ft Worth Chapter FReepers.

Please provide details when they are available.

46 posted on 04/28/2004 8:01:21 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Bush's Viet Nam?! Shut up, Teddy; Iraq isn't even Bush's Chappaquidick!)
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To: Neil E. Wright
Bump!
47 posted on 04/28/2004 8:02:09 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Jim Robinson
No need to apologize about the crash. It's good for us to experience 'down time' to make us realize how much we depend on FR. Those withdrawal pains will make us dig deeper when it's time to raise funds in the FReepathons. LOL!

Sounds like you'll have a great trip. I won't get a chance to meet you though because you'll be at least 425 miles from where I live in NM.

Enjoy your trip and stay safe!
48 posted on 04/28/2004 9:10:15 AM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: MeekOneGOP; 07055; a history buff; Aguilar Tony; antivenom; basil; B-Chan; Ben Chad; B.O. Plenty; ..
Anyone who wants to join Jim Robinson in Dallas on late June 7th or possibly early June 8th, please send me an e-mail or freepmail to let me know where you will be coming from. We will try to pick a location central to everyone and make room for enough people. I also need to know how to contact everyone about the location and time. Thanks.
MAF

Heads up to NTX Chapter, H.O.T. and H.A.T!

Heads up Texas, New Mexico and Arizona Freepers !! Jim Robinson is coming our way ! ... Announcing the Free Republic Freedom Tour ~ 2004 ~ Rocky Mountain & South Western Division

Excerpt:

On Monday, June 7th, we hope to arrive in Dallas where we'll spend the night and visit with the Dallas/Ft Worth Chapter FReepers.

Hope to spend a couple nights in Austin meeting with the Heart of Texas Chapter FReepers (assuming Basil and Gracey will still have us) and possibly visit Crawford, TX, and the Texas White House.

Then it'll be off to Houston for a night where we hope to meet with Uncle TC and the Texas Termite and family. After Houston, we hope to visit and possibly spend a night in Corpus Christi.

From Corpus Christi, we'll drive up to San Antonio and stay at the historic Menger Hotel across from the Alamo where we stayed on our last trip to Texas and then we'll start the home trip the next day.

On the way home, we plan to spend at least one night in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and then it'll be on through Phoenix and up to Lake Havasu City where we'll spend the last night of our tour.

Thanks for the heads up Meek! We'll certainly plan something for Dallas.

49 posted on 04/28/2004 9:34:43 AM PDT by Ms. AntiFeminazi (Free Mumia! er, Free Padilla!, no, that's been done. I know, FREE SADDAM!, yeah, that's the ticket!)
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To: 4mycountry
4mycountry, please see post 49!

50 posted on 04/28/2004 9:39:49 AM PDT by Ms. AntiFeminazi (Free Mumia! er, Free Padilla!, no, that's been done. I know, FREE SADDAM!, yeah, that's the ticket!)
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