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Old media, Old political party, Old hippies
June 3, 2003 | Hiram Wheeler

Posted on 06/03/2004 5:30:00 PM PDT by HighWheeler

The Old media, the old political party, and the old hippies are all a dying breed. June 1, 2004

Democrats of all stripes have outlived their usefulness. Assuming that they actually had any usefulness to America in the first place. Remember, this is the party that didn’t want Lincoln to go to war, and were ready to cede the South from the Union (and therefore to slavery), being that most southerners were Democrats anyway. The term for the anti-war Democrats, especially in the North, was Copperheads, and I think we aught to resurrect that term today. These “Peace Democrats” were opposed to the war and were intent on accepting a negotiated peace with the South resulting in an independent Confederate States of America. Of course, they would have also been accepting the Confederate’s Constitutionality of slavery without putting up a fight, but when has the humanity of any other human on Earth ever been the actual concern of a Democrat?

Their entire leadership is cranky, undereducated, self-centered, drunk, botoxed, and out-of-touch with the modern 21st Century world. (Sidebar: speaking of out-of-touch, have you seen the cover picture of “Hillary” on her book, and the recent portrait painting of her? Sheeesh, talk about out of touch. /End Sidebar.) Democrats have recently become like the old man in his tattered robe and torn slippers standing on the porch shaking a newspaper at the kids to get off his lawn. Their youngest leader is a junior senator, The HildeBeast, now pushing 60.

The rat party has no new ideas, no motivation, no creativity, no solutions. These old jackasses offer nothing but socialism by the shovel full. There simply isn't any new blood coming into the rat party to pick up the hammer and sickle.

Their hippie followers are no better. They cannot cope with the new 21st century - the rules of war, fast economics, strong independence, and high-speed information from the Internet, but most of their brains are too fried to understand anyway. They babble on, at tired rallies, using trite chants, holding up signs scrawled on by a 4 year old, while drooling on their tie-dyed shirts, dreaming about the 60's when they could engage in free sex, commune arrangements, socialism, and riots. Time, and the invention of the taser, has fairly well taken care of their desire to riot. Now they are fat, stupid, old, lazy, bitchy and miserable. Oh, and repulsive, especially to the younger generation.

The Old Media is taking some hard hits, too. Their slanted brainwashing tactics are not working so well anymore with the New Media in place and entrenched permanently in our lives and in their former domain. Even the queen of the morning, Katie Couric, is getting awfully cranky with her beloved party out of power for the foreseeable future and her enemy guests armed with solid up the minute facts. Have you seen her lately? The crows feet around her mouth now match the other end of her digestive tract, which we got to see on live TV a few years ago in a clinic. The New Media, comprised mainly of AM radio and the Internet, contains a who’s who list of all the enemies of the Old Media propaganda machine. Using real-time interactive discussion, volunteer on-the-scene eyewitness journalists, amateur photographers with the ability to post photos and movie clips, up to the minute reporting, and instant fact checking, the New Media is what’s HOT. Newspapers and TV are so last-millennium.

ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC are losing market share. Slowly yes, but still losing. And their last hero candidate, Al Gore, who even managed to lose his own home state of Tennessee in 2000, goes on a maniacal, socialist, nutball rant last month (another Sidebar: question for you rats – what have the Democrats of Tennessee learned about Al Gore since they elected him Senator that the rest of you Democrats are too stupid to understand? /End Sidebar). The Democrat’s last president is an impeached, dis-barred, lying, perjuring, cheating, lazy, cowardly sexual predator - and the feminazis don’t even blink. University graduation classes are energetically booing and heckling the guest speakers who have bashed Bush. The rat's campaign contributions are down to a trickle. Mike Wallace desperately grasps for an opportunity at the dedication of the WWII memorial to bash Bush and winds up being heckled and booed and making a lot of new enemies and later having to defend his actions. NY Times and other papers across the country are losing sales at a faster pace, and their editorial boards are being so strongly tormented on the Internet with facts and biting counter opinion that they have to coerce judges and force non-profit Internet sites to intervene to stop all this uncontrolled political discourse. Fair Use be damned, as any good socialist would shout.

These stories of the liberal’s last desperate dying gasps of air as their ship sinks should be heralded as great news. They have lasted long enough. It’s time to put them in a nursing home. The major democrat strongholds, all three of them, are finished.

They just don’t understand why they are losing so badly on every front. Both of their flagship attempts at using the New Media have been stinking up the joint. Air America on radio, and Salon.com on the Internet are dying, and both are taking party money down with them. BTW, You don’t hear the Democrats talking about that wonderful Information SuperHighway anymore like they did in the mid 90’s do you?

All that is "left" of them are old, tired blood and radical socialists. They are stuck in the last Millennium, the 60’s to be specific. They have aborted over 30 million of their own children who could have picked up the slack. They have driven down all their constituents by telling them that they couldn’t make it without Democrat protection, those constituent groups who could have been successful otherwise and would have been here now to pick up their hammers and sickles.

It is an interesting kismet how the conversion to FM radio format in the late 60's killed AM radio as a music format over a 10-15 year period. Its availability then happened to be a perfect format for the most popular talk show host of all time, Rush Limbaugh. And it's also deliciously satisfying that the Internet was created by the rabid socialist Al Gore. He created his own Frankenstein.

If the last 12 years of their demise is any indicator, my guess is that the rat party will collapse in on itself in the next 20 years and become a white dwarf. To fill the void, the Republican Party will split into a fiscal conservative party and a social conservative party.

Like watching an obvious movie where you can already predict the ending, this will be an enjoyable few years, as the rats try to figure out how to stop from going down the tube while stuck in a spiral, swirling in the bowl.


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1 posted on 06/03/2004 5:30:01 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: HighWheeler

Bumperoony!


2 posted on 06/03/2004 5:36:38 PM PDT by doxteve
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To: Billie; Victoria Delsoul; Bob J; Cathryn Crawford; doug from upland; invoman; lawgirl; Jeff Head; ..

ping.


3 posted on 06/03/2004 5:39:12 PM PDT by HighWheeler (Difference between a democRAT and a battery: At least a battery has a positive side.)
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To: HighWheeler

Old hippies is right on! Liberals are mainly old hippies who had their intellectual development arrested when they started doing their trippy drugs.


4 posted on 06/03/2004 5:41:05 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Joe Hadenuf; Dog; Pokey78; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; deport; Dane; sinkspur; steve; ...

ping


5 posted on 06/03/2004 5:41:24 PM PDT by HighWheeler (def.- Democrats: n. from Greek; “democ” - many; “rats” - ugly, filthy, bloodsucking parasites.)
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To: HighWheeler

good 1 !


6 posted on 06/03/2004 5:41:59 PM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: HighWheeler
You don’t hear the Democrats talking about that wonderful Information SuperHighway anymore like they did in the mid 90’s do you?

Didn't Gore promise during the 2000 campaign that he'd have every school in America hooked up to the Internet? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

7 posted on 06/03/2004 5:42:35 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: HighWheeler

bump to enjoy later!


8 posted on 06/03/2004 5:42:52 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: abclily

Here's a link to one of the better known hippies and what she thinks she looks like:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1146590/posts


9 posted on 06/03/2004 5:43:20 PM PDT by HighWheeler (If you want to make a Conservative mad, lie to him. To make a liberal mad, tell him the truth.)
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To: HighWheeler

that was a GREAT READ!


10 posted on 06/03/2004 5:45:08 PM PDT by Samurai_Jack
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ping


11 posted on 06/03/2004 5:48:01 PM PDT by HighWheeler (Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. - Marion Barry)
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To: HighWheeler

Well done! BRAVO


12 posted on 06/03/2004 5:48:19 PM PDT by nopardons
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ping


13 posted on 06/03/2004 5:48:45 PM PDT by HighWheeler (You can't play a violin very well after using a heavy hammer.)
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To: Samurai_Jack

thanks! I was getting tired of some of the complaining by conservatives that we don't seem to be winning.


14 posted on 06/03/2004 5:49:38 PM PDT by HighWheeler (You can't play a violin very well after using a heavy hammer.)
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To: nopardons

thanks!


15 posted on 06/03/2004 5:52:13 PM PDT by HighWheeler ("Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: HighWheeler
You're welcome! :-)

FR used to have great vanities,all of the time.Unfortunately,about 99% of the vanities now posted to FR are utter garbage.You wrote a well thought out,well written one,and deserve high praise.

16 posted on 06/03/2004 5:55:58 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Samurai_Jack

"that was a GREAT READ!"

LOL,yes, yes it was. A fine HAPPY rant, that's something you don't get every day.


17 posted on 06/03/2004 5:56:55 PM PDT by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do.)
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To: HighWheeler

FANTASTIC

And to the hard left may your followups be posted in oblivion.


18 posted on 06/03/2004 6:01:27 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: nopardons

"FR used to have great vanities,all of the time.Unfortunately,about 99% of the vanities now posted to FR are utter garbage.You wrote a well thought out,well written one,and deserve high praise."

Ain't that the truth. It was fun reading some of the better amatuer rants, you get more of a sense of the author's thoughts than in an article that's been edited to death.


19 posted on 06/03/2004 6:01:56 PM PDT by HighWheeler ("Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: HighWheeler
We used to have some quite professionally written,amateur though they may have been,essays posted here.They were GREAT reads.Your's falls into this category.

I wish that people who can't write above the third grade and really have NOTHING of value/substance to say,would stop wasting bandwidth.OTOH,whenever you write another,please ping me.You deserve being read!

20 posted on 06/03/2004 6:06:35 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: HighWheeler

Bump


21 posted on 06/03/2004 6:10:18 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money; mystery-ak; Harmless Teddy Bear; Central Scrutiniser; MomwithHope; ...

ping to fellow survivors.


22 posted on 06/03/2004 6:14:24 PM PDT by HighWheeler (RATS hero is an impeached, dis-barred, lying, perjuring, cheating, lazy, cowardly sexual predator)
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To: nopardons

will do.

Wow, you have been here on FR for awhile!


23 posted on 06/03/2004 6:15:39 PM PDT by HighWheeler (RATS hero is an impeached, dis-barred, lying, perjuring, cheating, lazy, cowardly sexual predator)
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To: No One Special

Welcome to FR, hope you stick around through the election.


24 posted on 06/03/2004 6:16:46 PM PDT by HighWheeler (RATS hero is an impeached, dis-barred, lying, perjuring, cheating, lazy, cowardly sexual predator)
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To: jocon307

Thanks!


25 posted on 06/03/2004 6:17:09 PM PDT by HighWheeler (RATS hero is an impeached, dis-barred, lying, perjuring, cheating, lazy, cowardly sexual predator)
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To: HighWheeler

Excellent read.


26 posted on 06/03/2004 6:18:57 PM PDT by sistergoldenhair
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To: HighWheeler
the Republican Party will split into a fiscal conservative party and a social conservative party.

Been some interesting (read: flaming) disussion about that. We have neocons, paleocons, mesocons (saw that one the other day), and I tossed in Retrocon (somone described that as a Goldwater Republican) and ConoCon (conservative but in jail and wants to reform the prison system even more).

27 posted on 06/03/2004 6:19:30 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (This is a tag: </> This is a Line ---------)
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To: HighWheeler
Yes,I have and I lurked for about six/seven months,before I actually joined.I've read a LOT of threads,in all that time. LOL

Thanks...I've enjoyed your writing and don't want to miss your next one/s.

28 posted on 06/03/2004 6:20:35 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: HighWheeler
Thanks and a very interesting read..... Change is inevitable and those that can adapt will be the leaders of the future.... the remainder will be on the fringe and wondering why they were passed by....
29 posted on 06/03/2004 6:20:58 PM PDT by deport
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To: HighWheeler

Thanks, hope to be here at least that long.


30 posted on 06/03/2004 6:25:19 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: freedumb2003

Hey if you have a link on that subject, please send it to me.

I was just thinking about what would happen in the absence of the rat party, and with the small rift in the Repub party about RINOs, I thought that the Repubs would split.


31 posted on 06/03/2004 6:27:12 PM PDT by HighWheeler (RATS hero is an impeached, dis-barred, lying, perjuring, cheating, lazy, cowardly sexual predator)
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To: HighWheeler
Nice rant, Wheels...

Their entire leadership is cranky, undereducated, self-centered, drunk, botoxed, and out-of-touch with the modern 21st Century world...

Democrats have recently become like the old man in his tattered robe and torn slippers standing on the porch shaking a newspaper at the kids to get off his lawn.

Heh!

32 posted on 06/03/2004 6:30:47 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: HighWheeler

Bravo. Outstanding! Get yourself onto FoxNews, Rush, Hannity, now. I mean right now. This is priceless stuff.


33 posted on 06/03/2004 6:30:51 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: nopardons
"I wish that people who can't write above the third grade and really have NOTHING of value/substance to say,would stop wasting bandwidth."

Let me be the first to tell you...

You're walking around with toilet paper stuck to the bottom of your shoe.

34 posted on 06/03/2004 6:33:32 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: HighWheeler
Very inciteful and articulate piece of writing, IMO.

Submit it to the NYT, the only bad thing is that you or I can't physically be there to see the steam coming out of a NYT editors ears as they read it.

35 posted on 06/03/2004 6:33:42 PM PDT by Dane
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To: F16Fighter
Silly flame...I have NEVER written/posted a vanity,in all of my time here.Heck,I have NEVER posted a thread.

So,let me be the first to tell you...

YOU just wasted bandwidth and made yourself look like a fool,to boot.;^)

36 posted on 06/03/2004 6:36:22 PM PDT by nopardons
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37 posted on 06/03/2004 6:40:09 PM PDT by qam1 (Tommy Thompson is a Fat-tubby, Fascist)
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To: HighWheeler
bump..... nice piece highwheeler. :)
38 posted on 06/03/2004 6:42:31 PM PDT by Americanwolf (Causing a cold shiver to go down a liberals spine every 8 seconds... and loving it!)
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To: Dane

thanks very much.

"Submit it to the NYT.."

What! So some pet birds and puppies can read it?!


39 posted on 06/03/2004 6:44:32 PM PDT by HighWheeler (RATS hero is an impeached, dis-barred, lying, perjuring, cheating, lazy, cowardly sexual predator)
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To: HighWheeler
"Submit it to the NYT.."

What! So some pet birds and puppies can read it?!

Well, look at it this way, at least some beings more intelligent than the NYT editors may have the chance to read it.

40 posted on 06/03/2004 6:50:29 PM PDT by Dane
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To: Americanwolf

Thanks wolf.


41 posted on 06/03/2004 6:54:58 PM PDT by HighWheeler (RATS hero is an impeached, dis-barred, lying, perjuring, cheating, lazy, cowardly sexual predator)
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To: HighWheeler; All
I've long believed that the proper political divides in America are, in fact, between fiscal and social conservatives. The socialist Left is an aberration.

Its current form was born in the hothouse of the 1960's anti-courage (excuse me, anti-WAR) movement, which hardcore socialists and their Soviet masters latched on to and mutated into what we see today. That "coward" (Darn, PEACE) movement was really all about young Americans, used to their easy lives of fun and frolic, not wishing to interrupt same to serve their country, as others had done before them. This reluctance was fed by the Soviet-backed socialists here with long lists of excuses and propaganda.

The result was the coalescing of a solidly Leftist, socialist Democratic party bearing little resemblance to that which had existed only a few decades before.

Sadly, we have had to put up with it and its effects now for far too long, and will probably have to for another few decades at least.

42 posted on 06/03/2004 6:55:07 PM PDT by Long Cut (Certainty of Death, small chance of Success...What are we waiting for?...Gimli the Dwarf)
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To: HighWheeler

It's official...what we all called mainstream media is now OLD MEDIA. Spread it, use it. It will kill 'em off faster.


43 posted on 06/03/2004 6:56:56 PM PDT by chiller (LIBERALISM WILL KILL US)
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To: elcid1970

thanks for the vote of confidence. At least I have a face for radio.


44 posted on 06/03/2004 6:57:09 PM PDT by HighWheeler (RATS hero is an impeached, dis-barred, lying, perjuring, cheating, lazy, cowardly sexual predator)
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To: Long Cut

"This reluctance was fed by the Soviet-backed socialists here with long lists of excuses and propaganda."

Very interesting swerve there. The demise of the Democrats begins right after the demise of the Soviet Union. The USSR was likely providing the money for the Rat party, and with that dried up by 1991-92, Clinton was forced to go to China for money in the 90's.

If Bush-41 had tried to win the election in '92, the rats might be near oblivion right now, and terrorism would have been attacked starting in 1993 after the first WTC attack in early 93.


45 posted on 06/03/2004 7:07:45 PM PDT by HighWheeler (RATS hero is an impeached, dis-barred, lying, perjuring, cheating, lazy, cowardly sexual predator)
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...what have the Democrats of Tennessee learned about Al Gore since they elected him Senator that the rest of you Democrats are too stupid to understand?

I remember a Gore campaign strategist saying something like "they [TN votes] left Algor, Algor did not leave them".

Hello? Anybody home? The Dims are too busy appealing to every two-bit faction, and alienating a strategic part of the base.

46 posted on 06/03/2004 7:09:53 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: HighWheeler

What an outstanding piece.


47 posted on 06/03/2004 7:17:15 PM PDT by doug from upland (Don't wait until it is too late to stop Hillary -- do something today!)
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To: HighWheeler
What! So some pet birds and puppies can read it?!

What! So some pet birds and puppies refuse to use it?!

48 posted on 06/03/2004 7:20:19 PM PDT by oyez (Fortune favors the bold.)
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To: HighWheeler

Excellent. Should be required reading in Am Lit Courses at all Colleges. So Novel.


49 posted on 06/03/2004 7:21:00 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: HighWheeler
I'm not sure the Soviets were at it that late in the game. Their KGB handlers and useful idiots here merely planted the seeds in the '60s, probably "helped" with an election or two early on. Mostly, they encouraged the college professors and radicals with rhetoric and strategy. A few bucks here and there for bail money or local campaigns is all it would really have taken. Don't forget, the local city councilman of today is the Senator or President of tomorrow. They understood this.

Once the grafting of Left+Democrats was complete, as it was in 1972 or so, the Soviets could just sit back and watch as the various Democrat machines and unions continued to support "their" party. Why run the risk of exposure?

Useful idiots like Kerry, Clinton, and others had already been "planted".

One day, this anomaly will end. Or, it will if the damage to our education system has not gotten too deep. Sometimes, I'm not so sure. Leftist programs now support a wide range of Americans with tax dollars, which those so supported will ever vote to defend.

Prior to 1965, a candidate like Kerry wouldn't have gotten two votes to rub together. Ten years later, he was a successful politician. Clinton was a smooth-talking womanizer and draft-dodger in 1970. In 1980, he was attorney general of Arkansas, and on his way to the governor's office and thence to the White House.

The wild times of the late '60s enabled that radical shift in American politics.

We always had a Left. However, they were considered nothing more than fringe at best. The '60s, with a little help, created the illusion that they were mainstream, and gave their ideas credibility that they did not deserve.

50 posted on 06/03/2004 7:25:51 PM PDT by Long Cut (Certainty of Death, small chance of Success...What are we waiting for?...Gimli the Dwarf)
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