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The American Public has Beat the Special Interest Lobbies by Reaching Out to Their Senators!
FAIR ^ | 4-7-06 | FAIR

Posted on 04/07/2006 1:46:27 PM PDT by JustPiper

But, the Fight for Immigration Enforcement Isn't Over

Today, the Senate yet again failed to gather enough votes to pass the latest amnesty proposal brought to the Senate floor. On Wednesday, the Senate took a vote to end debate on the Specter/Kennedy amnesty bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. That bill proposed giving amnesty to the 12 million illegal aliens present in the United States while at the same time opening the door for a million more guest workers to come to the country. FAIR members over the past two weeks voiced their opposition to the Specter/Kennedy bill, and the bill was set aside after a procedural vote to end debate failed. With the Senate scheduled to recess at the end of this week, amnesty-supporters in the Senate had to scramble to find another alternative.

Senators spent much of this week meeting behind closed doors to reach a "compromise." In the rush to reach agreement and return home for the recess, Senators Hagel and Martinez magically appeared with a "compromise" that they believed would garner the support needed to pass the chamber. Unsurprisingly, once the "compromise" was reviewed, it was apparent the bill was virtually the same as the Specter/Kennedy amnesty bill. The only notable differences were the creation of a bifurcated amnesty path and the tremendous increase in employment-based visas.

FAIR reached out to its members yesterday to phone the Senate. And you responded by calling your Senators to tell them the American people cannot be fooled. Your calls produced a major victory! The cloture vote on the Hagel/Martinez "compromise" was defeated 38-60! Amnesty does not have enough support in the Senate to pass!

Not to be forgotten, the cloture vote on Senator Frist's bill also was defeated, 36-62. As you know, the Frist bill had border security provisions, but also included a doubling of legal immigration per year. We asked you to call in to voice your opposition to this bill-true enforcement first! Yet again, the tireless members of FAIR and others who support true immigration reform made your voices heard! Congratulations to all of you! We thank you for your dedication and support.

We have won this battle, friends, but the war is not over. Chairman Specter has said that when they return from recess, he intends to take up the issue of immigration again. Because Congress is in recess over the next two weeks (April 10-21) please call or stop by your Senators' district offices. See the list of offices at http://www.nomoreamnesty.com/offices.html This will reinforce where the American public stands. Now is not the time to rest! Demonstrations and rallies by the open borders lobby are planned for April 10. Don't let these demonstrations drown out your opinion. Let your Senators know your priorities are border security and enforcement first!

Congratulations!


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Never Stand Still for someone trying to "Compromise" your American Rights!
1 posted on 04/07/2006 1:46:31 PM PDT by JustPiper
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To: WestCoastGal; MamaDearest; FairOpinion; Pro-Bush; exhaustedmomma; Velveeta; HiJinx; ...

2 posted on 04/07/2006 1:47:25 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: JustPiper

Amen! All the calls, faxes and emails REALLY did make a difference and this is a classic example of the results we can have when we all get active. This has been a great day for Americans!!


3 posted on 04/07/2006 1:49:54 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (NO GUEST WORKER PLAN THAT IS REALLY AMNESTY, SHAMNESTY OR SCAMNESTY - IT IS THE SELL OUT OF AMERICA)
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See the list of offices at

This will reinforce where the American public stands. Now is not the time to rest!

Demonstrations and rallies by the open borders lobby are planned for April 10. Don't let these demonstrations drown out your opinion. Let your Senators know your priorities are border security and enforcement first!

4 posted on 04/07/2006 1:50:39 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: NRA2BFree

5 posted on 04/07/2006 1:51:18 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: JustPiper

There is something downright creepy about a bill labeled "Specter/Kennedy." Who could trust a bill sponsored by a RINO and a wino?


6 posted on 04/07/2006 1:52:11 PM PDT by OkeyDokeyOkie
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To: JustPiper

Piper, Mr. RR and I have contacted both our Senators and Congress critters to let them know how we feel. (We do that a lot.....they probably get tired of hearing from us, but we feel we have a duty and obligation to do so.)

A personal "Thank you" for all your extra efforts in this cause. You have been tireless, and it does not go unappreciated.


7 posted on 04/07/2006 1:54:41 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: JustPiper
Nothing has really been won - yet. McCain said today that he would bring the bill back and keep bringing it back until it passed. Well let's keep the phone calls going especially while they are on break and at home. Now is the time to give strength to the ones on the right side and weaken the knees of those on the wrong side. Calls to local offices really do work wonders. Keep up the good work!
8 posted on 04/07/2006 1:54:51 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: JustPiper

Do you know where I can find a list of who voted yeah or nay?


9 posted on 04/07/2006 1:55:07 PM PDT by rocksblues (Illegal Immigrant racist here.)
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To: OkeyDokeyOkie

Now THAT was funny.


10 posted on 04/07/2006 1:55:48 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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Media Update

Tancredo to Appear on CBS’ Face the Nation, Sunday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) is scheduled to appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation” television program to discuss immigration issues this Sunday.

For Our Man

11 posted on 04/07/2006 1:56:06 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: JustPiper; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...


We Won Ping!

But never lose sight of the fact that this was just a skirmish. The war to secure our borders and regain our sovereignty continues, and our vigilance is still required.

12 posted on 04/07/2006 1:56:08 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ www.proudpatriots.org ~ Serving Those Who Serve Us ~ Operation Easter/Passover ~)
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To: OkeyDokeyOkie

Too funny cuz it's true!


13 posted on 04/07/2006 1:58:29 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: OkeyDokeyOkie

There is something downright creepy about a bill labeled "Specter/Kennedy".

Hey Okie. I thought this was the McKennedy bill. Surely Mac had a hand in it.


14 posted on 04/07/2006 1:58:58 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Rushmore Rocks

All of you are keeping tears in my eyes today, thank you!

I know your an activist and it goes a long way with you and Mr. R!

THANK YOU BOTH!


15 posted on 04/07/2006 1:59:36 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: HiJinx
The Open Borders Lobby will be back. The events of this past week has shown its possible to beat them. Its much harder to pass good enforcement legislation, however.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

16 posted on 04/07/2006 2:00:13 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: rocksblues

Alphabetical by Senator Name Akaka (D-HI), Yea
Alexander (R-TN), Nay
Allard (R-CO), Nay
Allen (R-VA), Nay
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Bayh (D-IN), Yea
Bennett (R-UT), Nay
Biden (D-DE), Yea
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Bond (R-MO), Nay
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Brownback (R-KS), Nay
Bunning (R-KY), Nay
Burns (R-MT), Nay
Burr (R-NC), Nay
Byrd (D-WV), Nay
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Chafee (R-RI), Nay
Chambliss (R-GA), Nay
Clinton (D-NY), Yea
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Nay
Coleman (R-MN), Nay
Collins (R-ME), Nay
Conrad (D-ND), Nay
Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
Craig (R-ID), Nay
Crapo (R-ID), Nay
Dayton (D-MN), Yea
DeMint (R-SC), Nay
DeWine (R-OH), Nay
Dodd (D-CT), Yea
Dole (R-NC), Nay
Domenici (R-NM), Nay
Dorgan (D-ND), Nay
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Ensign (R-NV), Nay
Enzi (R-WY), Nay
Feingold (D-WI), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Frist (R-TN), Nay
Graham (R-SC), Nay
Grassley (R-IA), Nay
Gregg (R-NH), Nay
Hagel (R-NE), Nay
Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Nay
Hutchison (R-TX), Nay
Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Isakson (R-GA), Nay
Jeffords (I-VT), Yea
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Kennedy (D-MA), Yea
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Nay
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Lieberman (D-CT), Yea
Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
Lott (R-MS), Nay
Lugar (R-IN), Nay
Martinez (R-FL), Nay
McCain (R-AZ), Nay
McConnell (R-KY), Nay
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Nay
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Nay
Nelson (D-NE), Nay
Obama (D-IL), Yea
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Roberts (R-KS), Nay
Rockefeller (D-WV), Not Voting
Salazar (D-CO), Yea
Santorum (R-PA), Nay
Sarbanes (D-MD), Yea
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Nay
Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Smith (R-OR), Nay
Snowe (R-ME), Nay
Specter (R-PA), Nay
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Stevens (R-AK), Nay
Sununu (R-NH), Nay
Talent (R-MO), Nay
Thomas (R-WY), Nay
Thune (R-SD), Nay
Vitter (R-LA), Nay
Voinovich (R-OH), Nay
Warner (R-VA), Nay
Wyden (D-OR), Yea


17 posted on 04/07/2006 2:00:54 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: goldstategop
Its much harder to pass good enforcement legislation, however.

I'd be happy with a good Border Security bill/program and enforcement of existing law. IMO, we don't need new enforcement legislation.

18 posted on 04/07/2006 2:01:58 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ www.proudpatriots.org ~ Serving Those Who Serve Us ~ Operation Easter/Passover ~)
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To: engrpat; All

thanks, so long as we support our Congress, particularly
Tancredo etal when it goes back to them, we will prevail!

Hey, we scared them into spring break today!

Da Good Guys:

Tancredo
Sensenbrenner
McConnell
Paul
Coleman
Rohrbacher
Sessions

Who can be added Freeper's?

We also have allies who voted our way today that are silent allies


19 posted on 04/07/2006 2:02:55 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: engrpat
>Nothing has really been won - yet. McCain said today that he would bring the bill back and keep bringing it back until it passed. Well let's keep the phone calls going especially while they are on break and at home. Now is the time to give strength to the ones on the right side and weaken the knees of those on the wrong side. Calls to local offices really do work wonders. Keep up the good work!

I think it is time for the good dr. Fritz to do a surgical operation on the Judicial committee and excise the RINOS off the committee. It badly needs a heart replacement operation. It became apparant when the Minority leader, Reid, INSISTED the commitee be appointed to conference with the House. They want the FIX to be in.. They, including McLame, must be STOPPED somehow.

20 posted on 04/07/2006 2:03:08 PM PDT by glowworm ( Liberal thot is truly a mental condition... Seek help!)
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To: backhoe

Ping


21 posted on 04/07/2006 2:03:16 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: spectre
Just as I thought! Thanks.

Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea

Menendez (D-NJ), Yea

22 posted on 04/07/2006 2:03:17 PM PDT by rocksblues (Illegal Immigrant racist here.)
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To: JustPiper

We should ALSO contact those Senators who voted AGAINST the bill to express our support and gratitude.

You can BET the OTHER SIDE will be pressuring them to change their votes NEXT time.

This isn't over until Bush sees the light or is replaced later by a conservative Republican.


23 posted on 04/07/2006 2:04:35 PM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: engrpat

This defeat is going to enrage McLame. This solid wacking is not a great thing to happen to a RINO who hoped to be president.


24 posted on 04/07/2006 2:05:46 PM PDT by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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To: JustPiper

J.D. Hayworth (AZ)


25 posted on 04/07/2006 2:06:18 PM PDT by mobyss
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Friday, April 7, 2006, 7:17 AM PDT

WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate has sidetracked a sweeping immigration bill, leaving its passage in doubt.

Hidden Bombs (Extremely Important Article on Immigration)

Too Late for Immigration Reform

More

26 posted on 04/07/2006 2:06:21 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: NRA2BFree
This has been a great day for Americans!!

Maybe so, but ask them about tax reforn on April 17th, and they will tell you it's not a great day for Americans.


27 posted on 04/07/2006 2:06:23 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: spectre

Surprised Chafee and McCain voted against it.


28 posted on 04/07/2006 2:06:23 PM PDT by Paul Ross (Hitting bullets with bullets successfully for 35 years!)
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To: JustPiper

Hayworth


29 posted on 04/07/2006 2:07:30 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ("No Illegal Alien Left Behind Act" - (quote: Jeff Sessions) - 4/6/06)
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To: JustPiper

I called both of mine and one in the neighboring state, where I still own property. Can't hurt. Takes only a minute. Patty Murrays staff almost hung up on me, but they still got the message.


30 posted on 04/07/2006 2:08:35 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: mobyss

Same thought. :-)

Probably add Kyl to that too


31 posted on 04/07/2006 2:08:38 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ("No Illegal Alien Left Behind Act" - (quote: Jeff Sessions) - 4/6/06)
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To: JustPiper

BUMP to #4.


32 posted on 04/07/2006 2:08:48 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Galveston Grl

He voted Nay.


33 posted on 04/07/2006 2:10:41 PM PDT by rocksblues (Illegal Immigrant racist here.)
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To: OkeyDokeyOkie
Who could trust a bill sponsored by a RINO and a wino?

:::::ROFLOL:::::

34 posted on 04/07/2006 2:11:23 PM PDT by exhaustedmomma (Calling illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a burglar an uninvited house guest)
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To: HiJinx

Outfits like this website really helped, too!

SEND NEW FAXES TO YOUR SENATORS

Go to:

www.NumbersUSA.com/actionbuffet


35 posted on 04/07/2006 2:11:46 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: HiJinx
But never lose sight of the fact that this was just a skirmish. The war to secure our borders and regain our sovereignty continues, and our vigilance is still required.

Amen to that!!

36 posted on 04/07/2006 2:12:47 PM PDT by exhaustedmomma (Calling illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a burglar an uninvited house guest)
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To: spectre

I know there was a reason,but forgot... why did McCain vote against this after promoting it? It couldn't have been my letter that told him to think of who he represents and not his overinflated ego.


37 posted on 04/07/2006 2:13:32 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy (I'm writing a post to a message board. I don't care if it's not grammatically perfect.)
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To: rocksblues

What a sham! He yaps in support of it for weeks then suddenly votes against it? Whoever runs against him will have a field day with this "flip floper."


38 posted on 04/07/2006 2:15:10 PM PDT by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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To: rocksblues; All

Trying to find it...
found this:
Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on S. 2454; Securing America's Borders Act

Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Commit S. 2454 to the Committee on the Judiciary; Securing America's Borders Act

Rejected Motion to Invoke Cloture {on the Specter Amdt}No. 3192; To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for comprehensive reform and to provide conditional nonimmigrant authorization for employment to undocumented aliens, and for other purposes.

Rejected Motion to {Table Kyl Amdt.} No. 3206; To make certain aliens ineligible for conditional nonimmigrant work authorization and status.

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/vote_menu_109_2.htm

Anyone can you find who voted how today PLEASE?!

find this amusing though:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/07/AR2006040700182.html?nav=rss_politics


39 posted on 04/07/2006 2:15:20 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: JustPiper

Show up at appearances they make over the Easter break.


40 posted on 04/07/2006 2:15:25 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: HiJinx
But...We Won Ping!

~Smiles

41 posted on 04/07/2006 2:16:46 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: JustPiper

Thanks FAIR, let's keep the heat up on Senate!


42 posted on 04/07/2006 2:16:53 PM PDT by stopem (What is the true intent of the illegal invaders?)
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To: JustPiper
The American Public has Beat the Special Interest Lobbies by Reaching Out to Their Senators!,

You bet it has!!


43 posted on 04/07/2006 2:19:21 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (www.usbordersecurity.org - Open borders, in the age of terror, are criminal negligence.)
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To: JustPiper
Tancredo, More than 20 House Members to Tell Senate: No Amnesty

Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Chairman of the 94-member House Immigration Reform Caucus and nationally-recognized leader of immigration reform, will join more than 20 House Members to tell the Senate that their current immigration proposals that include amnesty are unacceptable and will not pass the House.
More than 20 House Members including Reps. Beauprez, Brown-Waite, Campbell, Cubin, Culberson, Deal, Gingrey, Goode, Hayworth, Istook, Walter Jones, Steve King, Kingston, McHenry, Tom Price, Rohrabacher, and Dave Weldon

44 posted on 04/07/2006 2:21:54 PM PDT by exhaustedmomma (Calling illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a burglar an uninvited house guest)
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To: Ole Okie

45 posted on 04/07/2006 2:22:45 PM PDT by JustPiper (We will NOT be a COMPROMISE !!!)
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To: JustPiper
Tancredo to Appear on CBS’ Face the Nation, Sunday

Thanks for the info!!!!!!!!!!!!!

46 posted on 04/07/2006 2:24:44 PM PDT by exhaustedmomma (Calling illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a burglar an uninvited house guest)
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To: JustPiper

Thanks for posting the contact numbers JP. I just called my Senators again (Cornyn and Hutchison) to thank them and to encourage them to stand tough. If we all call every day or so, I think we can make a difference.


47 posted on 04/07/2006 2:25:10 PM PDT by toomanygrasshoppers ("In technical terminology, he's a loon")
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To: JustPiper

The fight is not over.

I am paying much more attention to FAIR now.


48 posted on 04/07/2006 2:28:18 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Is this a nation, or a halfway house for illegals ... ?)
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To: JustPiper

Excellent graphic ;)


49 posted on 04/07/2006 2:28:31 PM PDT by stopem (What is the true intent of the illegal invaders?)
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To: JustPiper
Anyone can you find who voted how today PLEASE?!

pssssst... see post #17

50 posted on 04/07/2006 2:29:01 PM PDT by exhaustedmomma (Calling illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a burglar an uninvited house guest)
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