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Posted on 06/19/2006 7:43:42 AM PDT by Miztiki

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1 posted on 06/19/2006 7:43:43 AM PDT by Miztiki
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To: Miztiki

What does Conroe look like?


2 posted on 06/19/2006 7:45:03 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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To: mariabush

I am in Conroe and there is hardly anything here. It looks like it is all south of The Woodlands.


3 posted on 06/19/2006 7:45:58 AM PDT by Lemondropkid31 (Get Well, Barbaro)
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To: Miztiki

I have a shop up on 59 just north of Little York that's flooded about 4" deep. The access roads were closed earlier but our people were able to get in there and start pumping out.


4 posted on 06/19/2006 7:48:30 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: Eaker; TheMom; Xenalyte; humblegunner

Got'cher high waters on?


5 posted on 06/19/2006 7:48:35 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Miztiki
We haven't had any rain to speak of in two weeks.
Much needed. Moving out now.
6 posted on 06/19/2006 7:50:40 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Miztiki

Not too bad in the Galleria Area, just kinda soggy.


7 posted on 06/19/2006 7:52:26 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: Miztiki

Storm system dumps rain on southeast Texas

08:14 AM CDT on Monday, June 19, 2006

From 11 News Staff reports

David Paul's forecast

Flash flooding from torrential overnight rains are playing havoc with Houston-area commuters Monday.

KHOU-TV

Cars were stranded Monday morning in high water, and some roads were completely impassible.

A flash flood warning is in effect for Harris and Brazoria counties until 8:15 a.m.

A flood watch is in effect until 4 p.m.

The worst problems are reported in southeast Houston.

The National Weather Service reports almost 6 inches of rain fell within 75 minutes near Hobby Airport in southeast Houston. It estimates 5 to 8 inches of rain fell in three hours along Sims Bayou in southeast Houston.

The Houston Fire Department said it already has performed some high-water rescues of motorists at one intersection near Hobby Airport. Underpasses in the area are under water.

"We're seeing rainfall rates of 4 or 5, maybe as high as 6 inches per hour early this morning in some areas," 11 News meteorologist David Paul said.

As of 7 a.m., the band of storms was dropping 2 to 4 inches per hour.

The bayous with the heaviest rain overnight were Halls, Greens and Hunting bayous.

Parts of Interstate 10 and Beltway 8 in southeastern Harris County are flooded and impassable. The Washburn Tunnel beneath the Houston Ship Channel at Pasadena is reported to be flooded and impassable.

Flooding also was forecast along Armand Bayou, between Ellington Field and the Johnson Space Center.

On the Texas-Louisiana border, up to 6 inches of rain was reported in and around the border city of Orange.

More rain is in the forecast for those areas.

"The whole system is slowly drifting southwest, and as that low drifts southwest over the Houston area and southeast Texas today, everybody along the path of that low [pressure system] and to the southeast of that low will have the threat for heavy rain," Paul said.

Rain chances through dinner time remain at 70 percent.

Both George Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports were open, but officials said Hobby has had lots of rain on the roads leading to it.

"For that reason, no flights are arriving or departing at this time," Marlene McClinton with the Houston Airport System said.


Statement as of 9:23 am CDT on June 19, 2006


... This Flood Warning includes the following: White Oak bayou...

Runoff from excessive rainfall has caused a significant rise on White Oak bayou from the headwaters above Jersey Village to the confluence with Buffalo bayou near downtown Houston. The two areas most likely to go out of banks are near Jersey Village where over 5 inches of rain has fallen and along lower White Oak near and upstream from the cdonfluence with Buffalo bayou. In past events... rainfall of this magnitude has caused flooding on Interstate 10.

At 925 am... rainfall was decreasing and moving away from White Oak bayou. An additional one half inch of rain is expected... ending by noon.

Persons with interests along The Bayou should keep alert to rising water and
take all precautions to protect their property. Do not drive or walk into
flooded areas the depth and water velocity could be too great for you to cross
safely. Motorists should avoid travel until flood waters recede.


Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or other news sources for further updates.


VTEC:AND UPSTREAM FROM THE CDONFLUENCE WITH BUFFALO BAYOU. IN PAST EVENTS... RAINFALL OF THIS MAGNITUDE HAS CAUSED FLOODING ON INTERSTATE 10.
 Flood Watch / Flood Statement 
Statement as of 9:05 am CDT on June 19, 2006



A Flood Warning remains in effect for ... garners bayou... armand bayou... CArpenter bayou... Vince bayou... Greens Bayou... Halls bayou... hunting bayou... Sims bayou...

Some overbank flooding continues due to runoff from very heavy rain since midnight. The majority of flooding is streat and drainage flooding. The most severe flooding is generally east of i45 along Greens Bayou and from downtown Houston southeastward through the hobby area eastward through Pasadena. Some water will be getting into houses. Major Road flooding along with some out of banks conditions on the bayous will continue for several hours after the rainfall moves away. Depth of water varies but is considered life threatening if trying to walk or drive through it.

At 910 am... the heaviest rainfall had shifted southward to the Clear Lake area and Galveston County. Additional rainfall over the warned bayous should be spotty one half to one inch amounts ending before noon.

Residents are urged to stay in their homes or businesses until the flooding recedes.



threatening if trying to walk or drive through it. Gmt
VTEC:E GETTING INTO HOUSES. MAJOR ROAD FLOODING ALONG WITH SOME OUT OF BANKS CONDITIONS ON THE BAYOUS WILL CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE RAINFALL MOVES AWAY. DEPTH OF WATER VARIES BUT IS CONSIDERED LIFE THREATENING IF TRYING TO WALK OR DRIVE THROUGH IT.

8 posted on 06/19/2006 7:52:53 AM PDT by deport
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To: Miztiki

Far West Houston...Katy Area is OK.


9 posted on 06/19/2006 7:54:01 AM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc. 10:2)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; in hoc signo vinces; Eaker; TheMom; Flyer; humblegunner; Bacon Man; Hap; RikaStrom

I'm in the Galleria - I bet very close to IHSV - and not much happening here. Still damp and sprinkly, and there's very little traffic on Post Oak Boulevard.

On the west side, near Briar Forest and Kirkwood, it POURED this morning.


10 posted on 06/19/2006 7:55:30 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I'm plenty dry but the little pump at the dock ain't making much progress!


11 posted on 06/19/2006 7:59:36 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: deport
"We're seeing rainfall rates of 4 or 5, maybe as high as 6 inches per hour early this morning in some areas," 11 News meteorologist David Paul said.

This kind of rain has to be seen to be believed.

12 posted on 06/19/2006 8:02:19 AM PDT by dirtboy (When Bush is on the same side as Ted the Swimmer on an issue, you know he's up to no good...)
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To: humblegunner

Oh no! The dock isn't flooded, is it? Aieeeeee!


13 posted on 06/19/2006 8:03:54 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: deport
Update: Flood Warning Until Noon for Jefferson, Orange Counties
Reported by Scott Lawrence
June 19, 2006 - 8:29AM

(Homeowners at 39th and Taft in Groves watching floodwaters creeping toward house, created by drivers causing wakes.)

A flood warning remains in effect until noon for Jefferson and Orange Counties.
Some parts of southern Jefferson County, including Groves, have received up to eight inches of rain.
At several intersections, including 39th Street and Taft in Groves, cars are stalled and water is being pushed toward homes by drivers creating wakes as they travel down streets.
Police are asking motorists to avoid those areas.
Heavy rain also was reported in Bridge City.
Parts of 39th Street in Groves are blocked this morning.
PAISD summer school classes have been cancelled Monday, and Tekoa Academy in Port Arthur is closed. Lamar State College Port Arthur is scheduled to open at 11 a.m.
Heavy rains also drenched Calcasieu Parish overnight.
In some areas, the rain has come down at a rate of three inches per hour. In one area of Sulphur, rainfall was recorded at 12 inches per hour.
Sulphur Police report that most of the city is under water. Police advise that residents there should not leave their homes unless it is an emergency.
Residents in some neighborhoods are reporting that flood waters have entered their homes.
Stay with KFDM for the latest weather updates, and full coverage at noon, 5, 6 and 10.


14 posted on 06/19/2006 8:04:25 AM PDT by deport
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To: humblegunner

My neighborhood turned into a lake. It's gone down, but all the areas I go to work are flooded.

I'm figuring if I wait til 11ish, then most of the stuff at I-10 and Post Oak Rd will be gone and I can make it through.

We had 4 employees call in and not make it in so far.


15 posted on 06/19/2006 8:04:48 AM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: dirtboy

Dude, you better believe it! It came down so hard, it woke me up, and I sleep like a hibernating bear.

The funny part is that while it woke up the humans in the house, the livestock snoozed right through it. I was peering at the clock trying to get my eyes to focus, and the Dread Boston Salty let out a big snooooore - I cracked up!


16 posted on 06/19/2006 8:05:20 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: RikaStrom

Two of my co-workers are stranded and won't make it in today.


17 posted on 06/19/2006 8:06:19 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: dirtboy

In some areas, the rain has come down at a rate of three inches per hour. In one area of Sulphur, rainfall was recorded at 12 inches per hour.

The above from the Sulphur LA area.... It's hard to believe but it happens and thankfully it only does that for a portion of the hour. Or, in cases where I've seen it happen it will deluge you for a period of time then slack off, but it comes down so fast that it can't run off fast enough. In this flat land country that is what causes the flooding so rapidly.


18 posted on 06/19/2006 8:10:26 AM PDT by deport
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To: All

Send it to New Mexico please, I've had no measurable precipitation for months. Humidity at 10% for the last week.


19 posted on 06/19/2006 8:13:13 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Xenalyte

I know the feeling, we had two on the northside and one in Baytown, the last one flooded her car.

And the real pisser in all this, is it's supposed to start up again this afternoon. I really don't want to be trapped at work.

I'm going to call them in a bit and see what the situation down there is. Old Katy Rd and N. Post Oak Rd. are a recipe for flooding and traffic snarls.

Psycho Dog went out and played in the rain. That dog is not right in the head!


20 posted on 06/19/2006 8:14:10 AM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: Xenalyte

The water is level with the ground, we have a dockwater lake!


21 posted on 06/19/2006 8:15:15 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: RikaStrom

We've got one guy who hasn't made it in, but it's nicer without him here anyway. ;-)


22 posted on 06/19/2006 8:16:09 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Send us some more salsa and it's a deal.


23 posted on 06/19/2006 8:19:34 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: RikaStrom

You are KIDDING. I have a doctor's appointment at San Felipe and Voss at three this afternoon. And then I have to go to Curves.

Is OKR and North Post Oak near your office? That floods like hell!

As for Psycho Dog . . . well, it's exactly what I'd expect from a good Psycho Dog! The Dread Boston Salty didn't want to go out. I had to hold an umbrella over him.


24 posted on 06/19/2006 8:21:14 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: humblegunner

It rained that much? How deep is the dock at its deepest?


25 posted on 06/19/2006 8:21:32 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: Xenalyte

If that would work, I'd send 55 gallon drums.


26 posted on 06/19/2006 8:23:20 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Xenalyte
How deep is the dock at its deepest?

Five and a half feet. It would have crested and overflowed but for the valiant pumping effort ongoing.

We've got some ponding in the warehouse too but that just makes for fun forklift ice follies.

27 posted on 06/19/2006 8:24:22 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: Xenalyte
On the west side, near Briar Forest and Kirkwood, it POURED this morning.

My neighborhood! Did it flood?

28 posted on 06/19/2006 8:27:13 AM PDT by Allegra (Mookie Sadr's Next!)
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To: Miztiki
My part of Katy looks fairly clear. Last night streets were flooded up to the curb, but this morning they're normal. We just had a down pour a few minutes ago, waiting to see what happens.
29 posted on 06/19/2006 8:27:28 AM PDT by kassie
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To: RikaStrom; Xenalyte; humblegunner
And the real pisser in all this, is it's supposed to start up again this afternoon. I really don't want to be trapped at work.

What is it - some tropical thingie or just a lot of bands moving across?

30 posted on 06/19/2006 8:29:27 AM PDT by Allegra (Mookie Sadr's Next!)
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To: Allegra

Not yet, but there were nice ponds collecting at street corners when I was on my way in.

I'm hoping it stays away this afternoon just long enough for me to get home from workin' out!


31 posted on 06/19/2006 8:29:56 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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It is really pouring here again. I'm not so worried about the rain now, but the possibility of more later sure worries me. The water in my yard is up to my ankles but far from coming into the house at this point.

Anyone know why this was taken out of Texas news and put in chat? This is more than just a heavy rain and is likely seriously affecting millions of people based on what I'm seeing on the news (local and national).


32 posted on 06/19/2006 8:37:44 AM PDT by Miztiki (Pearland, TX (just south/southeast of Houston))
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To: Miztiki

Rained quite a bit this morning.


33 posted on 06/19/2006 8:39:57 AM PDT by Ptarmigan (Ptarmigans will rise again!)
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To: Xenalyte

I thought I heard them say on fox this morning that they got something like 6 inches in about an hour and a half. I'm trying to imagine what that even looks like coming down! Stay dry!
susie


34 posted on 06/19/2006 8:43:40 AM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Miztiki

For the record:

Bush's fault! ~()):~)>


35 posted on 06/19/2006 8:44:38 AM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: Xenalyte
You are KIDDING. I have a doctor's appointment at San Felipe and Voss at three this afternoon. And then I have to go to Curves.

Oh that ought to be a fun drive. Especially if the afternoon storms hit like they are saying. I am not going to the gym tonight. I'd never get home!

Is OKR and North Post Oak near your office? That floods like hell!

Yep, my office building is next to the Forum. I just called in to work, and they still have water there. I am going to wait a bit longer and try to make it in. Heck I live out at West Mount Road and I45, that intersection is always underwater.

As for Psycho Dog . . . well, it's exactly what I'd expect from a good Psycho Dog! The Dread Boston Salty didn't want to go out. I had to hold an umbrella over him.

LOL, she's a trip, that's for sure. Came in her doggy door just soaking wet. Silly mutt.

36 posted on 06/19/2006 8:45:35 AM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

I'm sure Algore will blame it on global warming which IS Bushe's fault! ;)
susie


37 posted on 06/19/2006 8:47:23 AM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: RikaStrom

It's a straight shot out San Felipe from where I am on Post Oak - barring the construction between Chimney Rock and Fountainview - but San Felipe is a water trap. I have no idea why that street drains not, but it don't.


38 posted on 06/19/2006 8:47:54 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: Allegra; Xenalyte; humblegunner
What is it - some tropical thingie or just a lot of bands moving across?

Nope, what they have is a low pressure area to the east of us that is causing the storms to start to curl up and back on themselves. They expect the low pressure area to move west across Houston and bring the rain back with it.... if I am understanding the weather guy correctly.

39 posted on 06/19/2006 8:47:59 AM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: humblegunner

LOL

Forklift follies?


40 posted on 06/19/2006 8:48:26 AM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: brytlea

Actually, Karl Rove is testing out the improved Right Wing Racist Hurricane Controller.


41 posted on 06/19/2006 8:48:53 AM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: Xenalyte

Oh yeah, I know from wence you speak!

I hate trying to get to or out of my office when it rains. If I run OKR to Silber, that floods, if I go OKR to pick up 610, that floods.

If I try Antoine to Memorial, Antoine floods. If I go down Shephard, Shephard floods. It's driving me bonkers.

We're supposed to have a client come in the office at 1pm, and at the moment there are no admin staff there. I'm going to have to give it a try. (sigh)


42 posted on 06/19/2006 8:51:54 AM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: RikaStrom

That's the drag about being the boss! All my bosses are here, but two admins are out.


43 posted on 06/19/2006 8:55:32 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

Aha! I knew it!
susie


44 posted on 06/19/2006 8:58:43 AM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: RikaStrom

That sounds like a really good description of what it looked like on the radar. Almost looked like a circulation (altho I know it's not).
susie


45 posted on 06/19/2006 8:59:42 AM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Miztiki

Feel free to evacuate to New Orleans if you want. It's nice and dry here. ;)


46 posted on 06/19/2006 9:03:57 AM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: RikaStrom
Forklift follies?

Time honored tradition.

Even more so since we're shutting the place down in a couple of months.

47 posted on 06/19/2006 9:05:08 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: RikaStrom; Xenalyte
Y'all come on by and have a swim!


48 posted on 06/19/2006 9:15:02 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: humblegunner

Where's Juan? (Or is it José?)


49 posted on 06/19/2006 9:18:04 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: Xenalyte
Where's Juan? (Or is it José?)

He's smart enough not to be standing in a wet ditch taking pictures!

50 posted on 06/19/2006 9:25:00 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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