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TributeToRonaldReagan.com ^ | June 11, 2004 | Jeff Head

Posted on 06/13/2004 12:34:35 AM PDT by Jeff Head

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There are a lot of pics on this site on the gallery page and on the memorial page. Please browse through them and see what you think.

I also have the transcripts of most of his major speeches, and have included all of the transcripts of the speeches, remarks and eulogies given while he was in state, at his funeral and at the burial.

I hope you all enjoy it.

Jeff

1 posted on 06/13/2004 12:34:36 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: joanie-f; Dukie; Squantos; JohnHuang2; k.trujillo; Travis McGee; jim macomber; Critter; Lurker; ...
Couldn't help myself, I had to do this and get it out there. Writing on Volume V of my series had to take a back seat for the last three days.
2 posted on 06/13/2004 12:36:17 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Pres Reagan...your memory and impact have not dimmed...only aged and grown stronger!)
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To: Jeff Head

Just checked out you're site, nice job!


3 posted on 06/13/2004 12:39:51 AM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Joe Hadenuf
Thanks...I wanted my kids and grandkids and their friends and descendants to know where to find the truth about him...adn read about the principles he believed in that made him what he was.
4 posted on 06/13/2004 12:41:45 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Pres Reagan...your memory and impact have not dimmed...only aged and grown stronger!)
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To: Jeff Head

Very nicely done Jeff, I'm still going through it.


5 posted on 06/13/2004 12:44:50 AM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Jeff Head

Bookmarked for Sunday liesure reading!


6 posted on 06/13/2004 12:45:12 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
Thanks...let me know what you thin. Lots of work, but well worth it.

I don't know why the banner is not coming up on the top of this threead. Here, I'll try again:


7 posted on 06/13/2004 12:47:37 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Pres Reagan...your memory and impact have not dimmed...only aged and grown stronger!)
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To: Travis McGee
Dang...my keyboard is old and sticking on a few and missing others.

thin=think and threead=thread!

8 posted on 06/13/2004 12:48:52 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Pres Reagan...your memory and impact have not dimmed...only aged and grown stronger!)
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To: JohnHuang2; Ragtime Cowgirl; The Mayor; GOP_1900AD; dawn53; TomGuy; savedbygrace; Delphinium; ...
For all those who prayed together on the Reagan prayer thread we had going last week; this new site is one of the things it has motivated me to do.
9 posted on 06/13/2004 1:02:17 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Pres Reagan...your memory and impact have not dimmed...only aged and grown stronger!)
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To: Jeff Head
Nice job - thanks.

How about another section - Humour. It could contain for example the quotes and stories that got a chuckle from the congretation at the memorial service. That sort of thing.

Examples that come to mind:

There's a bunch more at Kurtzman's Ronald Reagan Quotes
10 posted on 06/13/2004 1:08:38 AM PDT by ThePythonicCow (I was humble, before I was born. -- J Frondeur Kerry)
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To: ThePythonicCow
EXCELLETN idea! I will start working on that section tomorrow or Monday! Too late (early) now!

Thanks for the idea...in addition to humnor, compassion is also a good one. Like the story of the little boy and the goldfish when he met Grobachev at the large residence in Geneva. It seems a little boy who lived there but was displaced by the meetings had gold fish that needed looking after and the President took it upon himself to do so. When one died in his care, he made sure another just like it was replaced before they left, and he then personally wrote the boy and expressed his sorrow, but let him know he had replaced it.

The leader of the free world was not too busy to help a little kid. A great man that!

11 posted on 06/13/2004 1:13:43 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Pres Reagan...your memory and impact have not dimmed...only aged and grown stronger!)
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To: Jeff Head

Wonderful job, Jeff! Definitely a keeper.


12 posted on 06/13/2004 1:20:26 AM PDT by windchime (Podesta about Bush: "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done." (TIME-1/22/01))
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To: windchime

Thanks, feel free to pass it around and let others know.


13 posted on 06/13/2004 1:22:28 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Pres Reagan...your memory and impact have not dimmed...only aged and grown stronger!)
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To: Jeff Head

You might want to include all the wonderful books which have been written about Reagan in the last couple of years. You could probably set it up to buy through Amazon.


14 posted on 06/13/2004 1:23:12 AM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: a core set of principles from which he will not deviate)
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To: CyberAnt

Another good idea. I just recently got Reagan's War and am now devouring it.


15 posted on 06/13/2004 1:26:35 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Pres Reagan...your memory and impact have not dimmed...only aged and grown stronger!)
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To: Jeff Head
What a marvelous tribute. Wish I had thought of it myself.

I am sure Ronald Reagan would be deeply touched and greatly honored.

16 posted on 06/13/2004 1:31:47 AM PDT by TOUGH STOUGH ( A vote for George Bush is a principled vote!)
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To: Jeff Head

It's a great website. Well done.


17 posted on 06/13/2004 1:33:10 AM PDT by AmishDude (Don't think about this tagline.)
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To: TOUGH STOUGH; AmishDude

Thank you both, please feel free to spread the word and let others know.


18 posted on 06/13/2004 1:35:46 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Pres Reagan...your memory and impact have not dimmed...only aged and grown stronger!)
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To: Jeff Head

I've got a couple of his "letter" books and they are very revealing about who is really was as a person. I'm not sure America was worthy of him.


19 posted on 06/13/2004 1:49:41 AM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: a core set of principles from which he will not deviate)
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To: Jeff Head

"about who is really was as a person"

Sorry .. that was supposed to read: "about who he really was as a person"

My tongue got caught in my eye tooth and I couldn't see what I was saying.


20 posted on 06/13/2004 1:52:19 AM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: a core set of principles from which he will not deviate)
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To: CyberAnt

I know how that goes. Sometimes my typing fingers get caught in my ear and I can't hear or understand what I am typing.


21 posted on 06/13/2004 1:56:07 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Pres Reagan...your memory and impact have not dimmed...only aged and grown stronger!)
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To: CyberAnt
He was a great, great man, and his life stands as a witness to us all regarding what we ourselves can accomplish.

He did so much after most of us would have been contently retired. President from 69-77 years old, and a GREAT one at that who did so much to free and help so many.

22 posted on 06/13/2004 1:58:23 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Pres Reagan...your memory and impact have not dimmed...only aged and grown stronger!)
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To: Jeff Head

Nice website! Well done!


23 posted on 06/13/2004 1:59:32 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (John Kerry: An old creep, with gray hair, trying to look like he's 30 years old.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Thank you. I hope you and yours enjoy it. If you are so inclined, feel free to let others know about it too.


24 posted on 06/13/2004 2:01:13 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Pres Reagan...your memory and impact have not dimmed...only aged and grown stronger!)
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To: Jeff Head

BTTT!!!!!!


25 posted on 06/13/2004 3:01:43 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Jeff Head; conservogirl; Jimmy Valentine's brother

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RONNIE REAGAN gave all...

...so that we would have it all...

...and that's OURSELVES.

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=52519


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26 posted on 06/13/2004 3:45:49 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: Jeff Head

Thank you Jeff. I will spread it around.


27 posted on 06/13/2004 4:42:09 AM PDT by GailA (hanoi john kerry, I'm for the death penalty, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; Jeff Head; BillF; tgslTakoma; kristinn; Angelwood; ned13; BufordP; sauropod

ALOHA RONNIE, thanks for the ping.

Jeff Head, thanks for the effort


28 posted on 06/13/2004 4:44:47 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (My other brother's BufordP)
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Thanks !! Nice site ! I particularly like the speeches section . I did notice , however , that you spelled alzheimer's with an "s" . (sorry .... didn't mean to get out my red pen .... lol)
Again ..... Very nicely done . I have bookmarked it and sent the addy to friends and family .


29 posted on 06/13/2004 5:06:16 AM PDT by Jackknife (.......Land of the Free,because of the Brave.)
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To: ThePythonicCow


What a great idea !!!


30 posted on 06/13/2004 5:09:07 AM PDT by Jackknife (.......Land of the Free,because of the Brave.)
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks Jeff - very nice tribute, and a source for quotes and speeches.


31 posted on 06/13/2004 5:11:38 AM PDT by FairWitness
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To: Jeff Head

Well Done!
Nicely designed site.
I've set up a link to it already.


32 posted on 06/13/2004 6:00:47 AM PDT by BooksForTheRight.com
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To: Jeff Head

I thought my tears had stopped, then I went to your site...
OUTSTANDING!!


33 posted on 06/13/2004 6:05:55 AM PDT by WillieGillis
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff, I just wanted you to know that your website is absolutely terrific, and I've really enjoyed reading your posts in the last week.


34 posted on 06/13/2004 7:16:35 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Goodbye, President Reagan. You will be missed.)
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To: Jeff Head

Wonderful Jeff! Great work!


35 posted on 06/13/2004 7:54:38 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Jeff Head

Thank you oh so very much for doing this!


36 posted on 06/13/2004 8:17:04 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Jeff Head

Outstanding website. I'll keep it bookmarked as long as I'm around and when I need a good lesson in humility I'll be sure and look back at it.


37 posted on 06/13/2004 8:19:16 AM PDT by pctech
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To: Jeff Head

Great site Jeff - I'm impressed


38 posted on 06/13/2004 8:40:54 AM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: Jeff Head

Great job! Thanks for the ping.
BTW, I, too, have always thought Reagan was the greatest President ever behind only Washington.


39 posted on 06/13/2004 8:59:30 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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Great site, thank you for honoring President Reagan with your work.

I liked all of the eulogies given, especially the one given by Brian Mulroney. Thanks for including the text of those speaches. If I might make a request.......... just having the text of those eulogies doesn't give us the emotion and power of the speaker. Would it be possible to find and link the .WAV files?


40 posted on 06/13/2004 9:07:22 AM PDT by DeSoto
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To: Jeff Head

Here are some more humorous quotes:

On Politics:

"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize it bears a very close resemblance to the first."

"Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, you coast for awhile, you have a hell of a closing."

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."

On Actors and Politics:

"How can a president not be an actor?" (Upon being asked how an actor could become president.)

"I don’t know. I’ve never played a governor." (Upon being asked by a reporter in 1966 what kind of governor he would be.)

"What makes him think a middle-aged actor, who’s played with a chimp, could have a future in politics?" (On Clint Eastwood’s bid to be Mayor of Carmel, California.)

On Congress:

"I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."

"I’m afraid I can’t use a mule. I have several hundred up on Capitol Hill."

On Government:

"Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

"My friends, some years ago the federal government declared war on poverty — and poverty won."

On the Economy and Taxes:

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

"Republicans believe every day is 4th of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15."

"I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself."

"Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his."

On Communism:

"How do you tell a Communist? It’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin."

On Being President:

"I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency — even if I’m in a cabinet meeting."

"But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret."

On the Assassination Attempt:

"Honey, I forgot to duck." (Explaining to his wife, Nancy Reagan, why he had been hit by John Hinckley’s bullet.)

"I hope you’re all Republicans." (To the surgeons in the operating room after the assassination attempt.)

On His Age:

"I want you to know that I will not make age an issue in this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience." (In response to a question during the second of the 1984 Presidential Debates against opposing candidate Walter Mondale.)


41 posted on 06/13/2004 9:11:41 AM PDT by HighWheeler ("Would I turn on the gas if my pal Mugsy were in there?" "Ye might rabbit, ye might." Bugs, 1954)
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Some more:

We've heard a great deal about Republican "fat cats," and how the Republicans are the party of big contributions. I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a "fat cat" and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a "public-spirited philanthropist."
-- Ronald Reagan

Taxpayer: that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
-- Ronald Reagan

They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.
-- Ronald Reagan

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.
-- Ronald Reagan

The United States remains the last best hope for a mankind plagued by tyranny and deprivation. America is no stronger than its people - and that means you and me. Well, I believe in you, and I believe that if we work together then one day we will say, ``We fought the good fight. We finished the race We kept the faith.'' And to our children and our children's children we can say, ``We did all that could be done in the brief time that was given to us here on earth
-- Ronald Reagan

Whatever time I've got left now belongs to the Big Fella Upstairs.
-- Ronald Reagan
(spoke these words while recovering from gunshot wounds that almost took his life while serving as President).


Our forbearance should never be misunderstood. Our reluctance for conflict should not be misjudged as a failure of will. When action is required to preserve our national security, we will act.
-- Ronald Reagan

There are no easy answers ... but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
-- Ronald Reagan

"We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. We command no worship. We mandate no belief. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave it bereft of belief.

All are free to believe or not believe; all are free to practice a faith or not. But those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief, to apply moral teaching to public questions.

I submit to you that the tolerant society is open to and encouraging of all religions. And this does not weaken us; it strengthens us, it makes us strong. You know, if we look back through history to all those great civilizations, those great nations that rose up to even world dominance and then deteriorated, declined, and fell, we find they all had one thing in common. One of the significant forerunners of their fall was their turning away from their God or gods.

Without God, there is no virtue, because there's no prompting of the conscience. Without God, we're mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under. If I could just make a personal statement of my own -- in these 3 1/2 years I have understood and known better than ever before the words of Lincoln, when he said that he would be the greatest fool on this footstool called Earth if he ever thought that for one moment he could perform the duties of that office without help from One who is stronger than all.

There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits on the human capacity for intelligence, imagination and wonder.
-- Ronald Reagan
(from an address to the University of South Carolina, Columbia, September 20, 1983)

I thank you, thank you for inviting us here today. Thank you for your kindness and your patience. May God keep you, and may we, all of us, keep God."
-- Ronald Reagan
Remarks at an Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast in Dallas, Texas
August 23, 1984 http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/resource/speeches/1984/82384a.htm

Why should we be frightened? No people who have ever lived on this earth have fought harder, paid a higher price for freedom, or done more to advance the dignity of man than the living Americans, those Americans living in this land today.
-- Ronald Reagan

I'm convinced more than ever that man finds liberation only when he binds himself to God and commits himself to his fellow man.
-- Ronald Reagan

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
-- Ronald Reagan - 40th President of the United States of America Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate
West Berlin, Germany
June 12, 1987

"The house we hope to build is not for my generation but for yours. It is your future that matters. And I hope that when you are my age, you will be able to say as I have been able to say: We lived in freedom. We lived lives that were a statement, not an apology."
-- Ronald Wilson Reagan ... February 6, 1911--June 5, 2004


42 posted on 06/13/2004 9:21:48 AM PDT by HighWheeler ("Would I turn on the gas if my pal Mugsy were in there?" "Ye might rabbit, ye might." Bugs, 1954)
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To: Jeff Head; SJackson; yonif; Simcha7; American in Israel; spectacularbid2003; Binyamin; ...
Jeff, I saw your URL mentioned in the Riverside County Press-Enterprise in their Reagan coverage. Great resource! Especially with the monumental interest in Reagan right now!

The American President - Ronald Reagan - 1911-2004

TributeToRonaldReagan.com

ReaganVigil.com

43 posted on 06/13/2004 9:24:05 AM PDT by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: Jeff Head
I scanned the picture below from the commemorative issue of Time Magazine if you would like to use it. The caption under it says Midwestern Story Reagan was born on Feb. 6, 1911 in Tampico, Ill.


44 posted on 06/13/2004 9:30:14 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Jeff Head
Well done.
And a lot of hard work.
Thank you.
45 posted on 06/13/2004 9:34:23 AM PDT by sistergoldenhair
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To: Jeff Head
Nice, Jeff.

I thought I'd mention that you can get a high-quality copy of Reagan's farewell speech free at Audible.com right now.

MM

46 posted on 06/13/2004 9:43:44 AM PDT by MississippiMan
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To: MississippiMan

Hey, does anyone know of VIDEO clips online, of some of his great moments? One of my favorites will always be when referring to Kadafy: "He counted on America to be passive. He counted wrong."

MM


47 posted on 06/13/2004 9:58:56 AM PDT by MississippiMan
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To: Jeff Head

A beautiful job, Jeff. What a great idea.


48 posted on 06/13/2004 10:19:36 AM PDT by rabidralph (I'm the Budweiser Donkey, and I approved this message.)
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To: Jeff Head

Excellent. thank you for your efforts in the battle for minds. As the media begins its revision plan to marginalize RR, your site will be an invaluable resource.


49 posted on 06/13/2004 10:27:51 AM PDT by moodyskeptic (www.WinWithHumor.com)
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff, that's so wonderful. I'd been hoping to find a site with everything that you've got: speeches, quotes, pictures, etc., and thought it was impossible. Thanks for all of your hard work. It's beautiful.


50 posted on 06/13/2004 10:36:21 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod ('I went to Vietnam, yada yada yada, I want to be President...")
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