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Brown: Kerry upbraids Bush administration (bemoans uniformed public - like the elite he is)
Boston Globe ^ | September 20, 2005 | Peter S. Canellos

Posted on 09/20/2005 2:27:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

'We have to get angry, and organize around that," he told the audience of about 800 students at Brown University, deviating from his prepared text.

...And while Kerry's speech was part of an annual political lecture series at Brown, it had the air of a major political moment. The senator was surrounded by family members including his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, daughter Vanessa, and brother Cameron -- each a key member of his inner circle and each in a position to advise him on whether to make a 2008 run. They and the senator's aides scrutinized his performance from the front row somewhat like the judging panel on ''American Idol."

The senator received a thunderous response from the Brown students. During the question period he hinted at deep frustration over not having been able to reach enough people in 2004.

''The number of people out there in America who are not interested in getting [the] facts is longer than you think," he said at one point, bemoaning the ''amount of misinformation out there."

''You've got a whole lot of people who never tune in," he complained at another point, adding, ''More and more people are voting on issues that have no relevance to their daily life, or little relevance, or no facts."

Kerry implicitly blamed the public for tolerating ''the injustice of 11 million children and more than 30 million adults in desperate need of healthcare" and he repeatedly implored the students to ''make your issues the voting issues of this nation."

Making oblique reference to his own history of Vietnam War activism, Kerry implored the students to commit to political activism. Whether he again will join them on the campaign trail as a presidential candidate, he said, is a decision for a later time.

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Sen. John Kerry answers questions after speaking to packed house at Brown University in Providence, R.I., Monday, Sept 19, 2005. Kerry and former Sen. John Edwards spoke separately Monday on the government's handling of the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe and on the broader issue of poverty in the United States. (AP Photo/Joe Giblin)

***.........CBS News Senior Political Editor Dotty Lynch reports that while at first blush these speeches might appear to be a coordinated Democratic attack on the President, the former running mates and their staffs engaged in a bit of jockeying for attention to their remarks.

Sen. Edwards has been sending e-mails and appearing on TV for the past few weeks talking about the hurricane and the "Two Americas" he spoke about in his 2004 campaign, Lynch reports. He spent Saturday in the early caucus state of Iowa talking about Katrina and poverty and set Monday's speech at lunch time in Washington where he would get maximum attention from policy wonks and national political reporters.

The Kerry camp took pains to alert reporters that Kerry would also be speaking on Monday although at Brown University in Rhode Island three hours after Edwards in Washington, Lynch reports.

Kerry aide David Wade said in an e-mail said that Kerry would be "provocative" and that while "this forum has been long on the schedule... as he thought about the meaning of Katrina, John Kerry threw way his original text and rewrote his speech to lay out what he believes is the challenge for America after Katrina."

The Republican National Committee said that while the country has pulled together during the crisis, "Democrats' efforts to politicize this tragedy are unsavory at best." The GOP organization said of Kerry's criticism: "Such tactics haven't served him well in the past and today is no exception."............ Source

1 posted on 09/20/2005 2:27:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This creep is so OVER.


2 posted on 09/20/2005 2:31:01 AM PDT by jslade ("If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried." (Seminole Cty, FL))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
whether to make a 2008 run

They must be talking about the Boston Marathon.

Who knows, maybe he'll run the whole 26 miles and 385 yards this time?
3 posted on 09/20/2005 2:31:10 AM PDT by Beckwith (The liberal press has picked sides ... and they have sided with the Islamofascists)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Democrats' efforts to politicize this tragedy are unsavory at best."

Pathetic and despicable sound like pretty good words.

4 posted on 09/20/2005 2:37:41 AM PDT by beyond the sea (William Jefferson Democrat Louisiana - doesn't everybody keep their cash in their freezer)
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To: jslade; Beckwith; All

Googled picture.


John Kerry listens to his daughter / M. Spencer Green/AP Photo - Fall 2004

5 posted on 09/20/2005 2:38:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I had hoped to never have to drag forth this "click the pic" link, ever again...

John Kerry- some selected, informative links...Click the picture & goto "last" for the latest:


6 posted on 09/20/2005 2:40:54 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: Cincinatus' Wife



7 posted on 09/20/2005 2:40:55 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He needs to get his butler to iron his shirt before he makes an *ss of himself.



''More and more people are voting on issues that have no relevance to their daily life, or little relevance, or no facts."



How the hell would he know what is "relevant to our daily lives"? He should really sit down and shut the hell up since he has no "facts".

8 posted on 09/20/2005 2:42:52 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: beyond the sea
Pathetic and despicable....

***....If others could understand your truth, you would not think of yourself as a "vanguard." You would no longer inhabit the morally charmed world of an elite, whose members alone can see the light and whose mission is to lead the unenlightened towards it. If everybody could see the promised horizon and knew the path to reach it, the future would already have happened and there would be no need for the vanguard of the saints.

That is both the ethical core and psychological heart of what it means to be a part of the left. That is where the gratification comes from. To see yourself as a social redeemer. To feel anointed. In other words: To be progressive is itself the most satisfying narcissism.

That is why it is of little concern to them that their socialist schemes have run aground, burying millions of human beings in their wake. That is why they don't care that their panaceas have caused more human suffering than all the injustices they have ever challenged. That is why they never learn from their "mistakes." That is why the continuance of Them is more important than any truth.

If you were active in the so-called "peace" movement or in the radical wing of the civil rights causes, why would you tell the truth? Why would you tell people that no, you weren't really a "peace activist," except in the sense that you were against America's war. Why would you draw attention to the fact that while you called yourselves "peace activists," you didn't oppose the Communists' war, and were gratified when America's enemies won?

What you were really against was not war at all, but American "imperialism" and American capitalism. What you truly hated was America's democracy, which you knew to be a "sham" because it was controlled by money in the end. That's why you wanted to "Bring the Troops Home," as your slogan said. Because if America's troops came home, America would lose and the Communists would win. And the progressive future would be one step closer.

But you never had the honesty-then or now-to admit that. You told the lie then to maintain your influence and increase your power to do good (as only the Chosen can). And you keep on telling the lie for the same reason.

Why would you admit that, despite your tactical support for civil rights, you weren't really committed to civil rights as Americans understand rights? What you really wanted was to overthrow the very Constitution that guaranteed those rights, based as it is on private property and the individual-both of which you despise.

It is because America is a democracy and the people endorse it, that the left's anti-American, but "progressive" agendas can only be achieved by deceiving the people. This is the cross the left has to bear: The better world is only achievable by lying to the very people they propose to redeem. ....*** Source

9 posted on 09/20/2005 2:43:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: backhoe; Kozak
Get the stage hook.


Newsweek

10 posted on 09/20/2005 2:46:23 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
To be progressive is itself the most satisfying narcissism. ----

Very true............

11 posted on 09/20/2005 2:46:39 AM PDT by beyond the sea (William Jefferson Democrat Louisiana - doesn't everybody keep their cash in their freezer)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Kerry could use an iron and an ironing board.


12 posted on 09/20/2005 2:49:13 AM PDT by beyond the sea (William Jefferson Democrat Louisiana - doesn't everybody keep their cash in their freezer)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Kerry better not be standing on the tracks when the "Hillary Express" cames barreling through.


13 posted on 09/20/2005 2:50:49 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: kcvl
He needs to get his butler to iron his shirt before he makes an *ss of himself.

The wrinkled shirt was no doubt planned and discussed.

[Amy Carter, daughter of former President Jimmy Carter, called it the most important thing she has ever done. The Brown -University sophomore was among 60 people - including longtime activist Abbie Hoffman - arrested at an anti-CIA protest in November at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Yesterday, jury selection began for her trial in Northampton. Carter has pleaded not guilty to trespassing and disturbing the peace at the Massachusetts university. Carter told reporters yesterday that she hoped the trial will focus attention on the alleged il- legal activities of the CIA in 'Central America. She said she isn't trying to use her status as Carter's daughter to make her point: "It's just me doing what I think I should be doing."] Source

Amy didn't last at Brown. LIBERAL as it is, Brown couldn't abide Amy Carter.

14 posted on 09/20/2005 2:53:53 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

did you know he served in vietnam redux

"ill make sure this country loses the war in iraq better than we lost the war in vietnam"

a loser giving a speech to a bunch of kids that their parents are paying 60gs a year to have brainwashed


15 posted on 09/20/2005 2:54:40 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: Semper Paratus
Kerry better not be standing on the tracks when the "Hillary Express" cames barreling through


16 posted on 09/20/2005 2:56:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: jslade

Heh Kerry, who does your shirts?


17 posted on 09/20/2005 2:57:07 AM PDT by ONETWOONE (onetwoone)
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To: JohnLongIsland
a loser giving a speech to a bunch of kids that their parents are paying 60gs a year to have brainwashed

Parents mourn children killed during protests

18 posted on 09/20/2005 2:57:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Kerry's such an expert on the effects of poverty. He who's done nothing but chase rich women all his life. Please. If Kerry did what Libby Dole and Sen. Dole have done for years, volunteered weekly at a local shelter, or if his annual charitable donations were anywhere near the Vice President and Lynne Cheney's donations....ahh, but then he wouldn't be the John Kerry we know and loathe.


19 posted on 09/20/2005 3:01:15 AM PDT by hershey
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The senator was surrounded by family members including his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry:
20 posted on 09/20/2005 3:05:26 AM PDT by Solamente
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To: hershey

***...In all, taking into account losses from investments, Kerry reported a total 2003 income of $395,338. His total federal tax bill was $90,575. He had $27,277 of that withheld from his paychecks and paid the rest, $63,298, with his tax return.

Kerry reported giving $43,735, or about 11 percent of his total income, to charity. That significant level of giving stands in contrast to his record in the 1990s, in which the issue of the senator's charitable contributions was a source of controversy. In 1995, Kerry reportedly had a taxable income of $126,179, and made charitable contributions of $0. In 1994, he gave $2,039 to charity. In 1993, the figure was $175. In 1992, it was $820, and in 1991, it was $0....***

http://www.nationalreview.com/york/york200404140841.asp


21 posted on 09/20/2005 3:07:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"That is both the ethical core and psychological heart of what it means to be a part of the left. That is where the gratification comes from. To see yourself as a social redeemer. To feel anointed. In other words: To be progressive is itself the most satisfying narcissism."
22 posted on 09/20/2005 3:08:08 AM PDT by Solamente
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To: Solamente

23 posted on 09/20/2005 3:08:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sorry, my uniform is at the dry cleaners.


24 posted on 09/20/2005 3:09:01 AM PDT by Pete'sWife (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Solamente

Brilliant!


25 posted on 09/20/2005 3:10:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Pete'sWife; kcvl; beyond the sea; ONETWOONE
They need to invest in one.


26 posted on 09/20/2005 3:15:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Please, Please, Please let him run in 2008 with Hilary and Al Gore.

It would be so much fun to kick the crap out of one of them.

27 posted on 09/20/2005 3:16:05 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
>> ''More and more people are voting on issues that have no relevance to their daily life, or little relevance, or no facts."

And therefore they should not be allowed to waste our time voting on these important issues when someone like me is here to decide for them.

Kerry sucks, Massachusetts sucks, and the leftist rats in general suck.

He is my so called "senator".
28 posted on 09/20/2005 3:18:26 AM PDT by mmercier
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This sounds like an opportune time for the Swifties to get back into gear, and nip this sham of a campaign in the bud.

John Effin will not find every venue as accepting of his crap-smearing as the friendly confines of Brown, but he will pick and choose carefully, knowing full well that the media whores will report his every utterance as earth-shaking policy statements.

This has got to be the biggest goofball ever to grace a stage, yet he will be treated as a serious candidate by the wackos. The common thread among the terminally stupid is to oppose and hate George W. Bush, and they will accelerate the hatefest from now until '08.

Sickening.


29 posted on 09/20/2005 3:18:26 AM PDT by thelastvirgil (More convinced than ever that the United States Congress is a bigger threat than radical Islamists.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I spent some time looking for Kerry's vote on levee spending, or barring that, some of his votes on environmental matters with Mississippi Delta wetlands environmental fiasco funding in mind.

No luck. I hope someone with better skills than I can find it.


30 posted on 09/20/2005 3:24:14 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Vegetarian, permaculturalist, cloth wearing, green, peak oil believing Trad Catholic Indie.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Making oblique reference to his own history of Vietnam War activism...

If he would have mentioned this, he might have won in '04!

Say...doesn't he look French??

31 posted on 09/20/2005 3:24:19 AM PDT by Watery Tart (Babe Ruth is dead. Throw strikes.)
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To: jslade
"This creep is so OVER"

True and absolutely true. This guy has parted moorings and drifted out to sea. Nobody is at the helm.

Nautical ping!

32 posted on 09/20/2005 3:29:22 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I can't believe the widow Heinz is looking forward to Kerry's being the party's choice again. She did say she'd never go through that again. Maybe he's hoping for a split convention between the Dean and Hillary. I don't think he'd settle for the V.P. slot, but who knows. He does seem desperate for attention. He's such a dope.


33 posted on 09/20/2005 3:30:27 AM PDT by hershey
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To: muir_redwoods

> Please, Please, Please let him run in 2008 with Hilary and Al Gore.

Word. How pathetic can a human being get?? It would be like shooting fish in a barrel.


34 posted on 09/20/2005 3:37:42 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: jslade
This creep is so OVER.

Good phrase! I wanted to say he was "so 20th century," but he was NEVER that to begin with.

35 posted on 09/20/2005 3:40:17 AM PDT by Watery Tart (Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm.)
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To: kcvl

In other words people should vote only in the most selfish possible way. Me Me Me


36 posted on 09/20/2005 3:43:56 AM PDT by gbaker
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To: Semper Paratus
Kerry better not be standing on the tracks when the "Hillary Express" cames barreling through.

Kerry better not be standing at the bottom of the firepole when Hillary hears the call:

37 posted on 09/20/2005 3:44:35 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Solamente

Progressives/Liberals feel superior (anointed), because they can say they 'care' about the 'little' people, and that's enough. They feel absolutely no need to actually get their hands dirty, and God forbid blacks ever get vouchers and access to the same elite private schools their kids attend. Naturally, Progressives/Liberals expect someone else (us), to pay for their self gratification. They're crazy.


38 posted on 09/20/2005 3:45:29 AM PDT by hershey
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What a maroon.


39 posted on 09/20/2005 3:46:04 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: thelastvirgil
The common thread among the terminally stupid is to oppose and hate George W. Bush, and they will accelerate the hatefest from now until '08.

So much so that I don't think GWB has a chance in '08.

Should we tell them that he's not running?

Naaaaahhh..

40 posted on 09/20/2005 3:48:17 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

His problem is that everyone did "tune in", were completely informed, and rejected his snake oil sales pitch.


41 posted on 09/20/2005 3:49:47 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: hershey

That John Kerry still is running for President is a page from the Bill Clinton politics book. He will be like Pat Paulsen now perpetually running. America got a good look and did not like what it saw of Mr. Heinz-Kerry. That he is an empty suit Red Diaper Baby Doper, and Trust Fund Husband does not bode well for the Senator. The attempt to paint himself as a War Hero is also not going to sell this time either. His flip flopping, voting record, lack of any real accomplishments, ties to Communist Regimes around the Globe. He is delusional if he thinks he understands us.

He has been drinking the Cool Aid too long. And the interview with Sean Hannity and Alan Combes on Fox News with
Louis Farrahkans stooge was a laugh riot. Kicking out the Red Cross? Bush blew up the levvies to flood the Black Parts of New Orleans? As if we could direct where the water would flow. What idiots and what is sadder there are many deluded Blacks who believe this nonsense. While Whites are digging deep to help. Black Activists who are formenting Racial Hatred of Whites are absolutely silent of the murders, intimidation, beatings of Whites and their being targetted in the Superdome.

Blacks are angry because their power is declining. Hispanic Power is growing and that irks the Black Civil Rights Activists. Hey Dumb Bells stop Aborting your Babies at your Buddies Planned Parenthoods Abortion Mills. They get 40% of their business from killing your children. OOps I forgot Libs/FemNags/Socialists/Communists don't care about truth or Human Life.


42 posted on 09/20/2005 3:49:59 AM PDT by Khankrumthebulgar
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To: Izzy Dunne
Kerry chased that stripper up the pole.

Seems he gave her a five instead of a one.

43 posted on 09/20/2005 3:52:13 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: battlegearboat
Seems he gave her a five instead of a one.

He was reaching for his change when she disappeared...

44 posted on 09/20/2005 3:54:47 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Weird picture! Looks like she's four foot two and he's six feet seventeen:

45 posted on 09/20/2005 3:56:32 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
I got some photo shopping to do.

May I?

Maybe an old bus driver's coin changer or a fistfull of ones.

46 posted on 09/20/2005 3:57:05 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Kerry seems to be following Gore into "unhinged loser" territory . . .


47 posted on 09/20/2005 3:58:26 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: Izzy Dunne
re: your #45

JFK getting his allowance after passing inspection.

48 posted on 09/20/2005 3:58:30 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: thelastvirgil

I think Kerry envisions himself a Bobby Kennedy.


49 posted on 09/20/2005 3:59:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: battlegearboat
I got some photo shopping to do. May I?

Not sure why you're asking my permission - it's not my picture.

50 posted on 09/20/2005 4:01:07 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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