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A day in the life of President Bush (8/5/06): photos & news
WhiteHouse.gov & various news sources ^ | 8/5/06

Posted on 08/05/2006 2:18:44 PM PDT by Wolfstar

PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush, and the dogs, are vacationing at their Crawford, TX, ranch for the next couple of week. However, no president is ever truly on vacation. Today, through White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, who is at the ranch, President Bush issued a statement saying he is pleased with the draft UN resolution regarding the war in the Middle East. Here is an excerpt from the widely circulated AP story:

Bush Happy With Draft U.N. Resolution
By NEDRA PICKLER, The Associated Press
Aug 5, 2006 12:11 PM (46 mins ago)

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush has signed off on a draft U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at ending fighting in the Mideast and is "happy with the progress being made," his spokesman said Saturday.

But the president knows there could be a long road before violence stops, White House press secretary Tony Snow said.

"I don't think he has any delusions about what lies ahead," said Snow, accompanying Bush on his vacation to his private ranch.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley arrived at the ranch Saturday to consult with Bush as the full Security Council began discussions on the agreement reached by France and the United States.

The draft calls for Hezbollah to stop all attacks and for Israel to stop "offensive military operations." But it would allow Israel to defend itself if attacked.

Israel, backed by the U.S., has insisted it must have the right to respond if Hezbollah launches missiles against it.

In an important, but largely overlooked domestic story, Congress sent a major pension overhaul bill to President Bush yesterday for his signature. Here's an excerpt from the story on ABC News:

Congress Sends Major Pension Overhaul Legislation to President Bush
By JIM ABRAMS

WASHINGTON Aug 4, 2006 (AP)— Congress passed major pension legislation designed to assure American workers, including millions of baby boomers nearing the end of their working careers, that the pensions they have been promised will be there when they retire.

The Senate, in its last vote before adjourning for a four-week summer break, approved the 900-page bill that compels employers with defined-benefit pension plans to meet their funding obligations and seeks to prevent companies from terminating plans and shifting the financial burden to the taxpayer. The House passed the bill last week.

PRESIDENTIAL VACATION SCHEDULE: From the White House press gaggle by Tony Snow.

The President's day today: he got up early, received his national security briefing, recorded the radio address -- which is about border security and immigration. Then he went out and did some brush-cutting and trail-clearing, followed by a bike ride, and will be doing other vacation relaxation sort of things for the rest of the day.

The week ahead has more of the same, through Wednesday. On Thursday, the President will participate in a tour of Fox Valley Metal-Tech, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he will make a statement on the economy. While in Wisconsin, the President will attend a 'Gard for Congress' reception in Oneida, before returning to Crawford for the rest of the vacation, such as it is.

On the 11th, he'll attend a Republican National Committee reception and barbecue at Broken Spoke Ranch in Crawford. Then he'll spend Saturday in Crawford and return to the White House at a time to be determined on Sunday, the 13th.

The president plans to return to his ranch near the end of the month for a few days. But that trip is scheduled to be interrupted with other travel away from Texas, including a visit to the Gulf Coast to mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.



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KEYWORDS: barney; bush; children; condoleezzarice; firstlady; georgew; laura; natsecadvisor; president; secstate; stephenhadley
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With the President and First Lady on vacation in Crawford, there are no new photos. So today's theme is "President and Mrs. Bush and children."

"For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?" Mark 8:36

When we lose our humanity, we lose everything. When we cannot even pray for the souls of dead babies and small children -- any children -- we have lost our humanity.

1 posted on 08/05/2006 2:18:48 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...

Pinging you to a special Saturday Dose.


2 posted on 08/05/2006 2:19:31 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

First.


3 posted on 08/05/2006 2:20:52 PM PDT by Dog
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: This great President has not lost his humanity even through some of the darkest days our nation has ever faced. This man breathes life into Jesus' adminonition to "suffer the little children to come unto me..." Jesus did not say "suffer SOME children to come unto me," nor have George W. Bush and his beloved Laura ever turned away from a child on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion, sex, politics, enemity with jihadist adults, or any other reason.


4 posted on 08/05/2006 2:21:05 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

OK I want that toaster.


5 posted on 08/05/2006 2:21:11 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Wolfstar
First, some photos of our First Lady from her visit yesterday to Denver.

First Lady Laura Bush stops to have her photograph taken with 13-year-old Renee Jutzi, of Denver, during Mrs. Bush's visit yesterday.


6 posted on 08/05/2006 2:21:20 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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First Lady Laura Bush, front, jokes with 19-year-old Jordan Suniga of Denver after he introduced her to make the keynote speech at the second regional conference on Helping America's Youth at the University of Denver on Friday, Aug. 4, 2006. Suniga, who is a graduate of the Denver street school, is about to enter Front Range Community College.


7 posted on 08/05/2006 2:21:40 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar
Members of the Seven Falls Indian dance group from Colorado Springs, Colo., performs for the First Lady yesterday.


8 posted on 08/05/2006 2:21:59 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

TT


9 posted on 08/05/2006 2:22:03 PM PDT by lysie ("Lowering the price to be paid by aggressors virtually guarantees more aggression." Dr. Sowell)
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As Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, right, gestures for a participant to come forward for a photograph, first lady Laura Bush smiles for the camera after appearing as the keynote speaker at the second regional conference of Helping America's Youth at the University of Denver on Friday, Aug. 4, 2006. Nineteen-year-old Jordan Suniga, back, of Denver looks on.


10 posted on 08/05/2006 2:22:15 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

I let you know where you can send me my major award..


11 posted on 08/05/2006 2:22:30 PM PDT by Dog
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks with National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley (seen here July 20) met with President Bush in Crawford today.


12 posted on 08/05/2006 2:22:36 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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Now to today's theme: President and Mrs. Bush with children,

Through the years on the Dose, we have seen hundreds of photos of the President and First Lady with children, but no photo more powerfully speaks to his deep concern for children than this: So as not to frighten the kids, a stunned President Bush remains in the classroom to collect himself shortly after White House Chief of Staff Andy Card notified him that a second plane has struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.


13 posted on 08/05/2006 2:23:15 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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And we've seen few more touching photos than these of Jewish and Islamic children with our President.

President Bush watches as Daniella Wald, 12, lights one of the candles on the Menorah Wednesday, Dec 4 in the White House. President Bush presented one of the lighted candles to Daniella Wald, who lit the first three candles, and she presented the lighter candle to her sister, Alexandra Wald, 15, who lit the other three. Both of the girls are from Manhattan, and their father, Victor Wald, was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

President Bush with Afghan children as he signs the Afghan Women and Children Relief Act.


14 posted on 08/05/2006 2:24:11 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

Good evening, Wolfstar.


15 posted on 08/05/2006 2:24:26 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Wolfstar

TT=Top ten.


16 posted on 08/05/2006 2:24:43 PM PDT by lysie ("Lowering the price to be paid by aggressors virtually guarantees more aggression." Dr. Sowell)
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To: Wolfstar
A black boy and white infant. He embraces them both.


17 posted on 08/05/2006 2:25:05 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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He has signed more legislation to benefit and protect children than any president in recent memory.

President Bush talks to Solveig Haugen, her twin sister Liv and their younger brother Tad, after the signing of the Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002 in the Roosevelt Room, Dec 4. The Haugen family of Loudoun County, Virginia is one family that will benefit from the act. The bill creates a second level Internet domain (kids.us), within the United States country code, that will provide a safe online environment for children ages 13 and under.


18 posted on 08/05/2006 2:25:52 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: lysie

Hey I was first...back off sister...that major award is mine....:-)


19 posted on 08/05/2006 2:25:56 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Wolfstar
American children and children from around the world, makes no difference to these two loving people.

Laura and children in Mother Teresa's Jeevan Jyoti (Light of Life) Home for Disabled Children in New Delhi, India.


20 posted on 08/05/2006 2:27:00 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

Oh my. What a kind man. He tries to please all.


21 posted on 08/05/2006 2:27:01 PM PDT by lysie ("Lowering the price to be paid by aggressors virtually guarantees more aggression." Dr. Sowell)
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GWB and boys from the Cleland Elementary School Young Gentlemen's Club.

President Bush at Clarke Street Elementary School in Milwaukee, Wis.


22 posted on 08/05/2006 2:27:20 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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March of Dimes Ambassador Justin Lamar Washington donates one dollar to President Bush as his contribution to assist Afghan children.

The President and American kids who each contributed one dollar to the fund for Afghan children.

The first shipment of humanitarian goods purchased from America's Fund for Afghan children left the U.S. for the Afghan children on Sunday, December 9, 2001.


23 posted on 08/05/2006 2:27:45 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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"We've been made painfully aware of the plight of the Afghan children. One in three Afghan children is an orphan. Almost half of Afghan children suffer from malnutrition. One in four Afghan children won't live beyond their fifth birthday," President George W. Bush, December 8, 2001.


24 posted on 08/05/2006 2:28:23 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

Going back to those pictures...I have tears in my eyes...Look at how sincere he is...especially the top one with his eyes closed.


25 posted on 08/05/2006 2:28:27 PM PDT by lysie ("Lowering the price to be paid by aggressors virtually guarantees more aggression." Dr. Sowell)
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President Bush addresses participants in the first-ever White House Conference on Missing, Exploited, and Runaway Children Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Conference Center in Washington, D.C.


26 posted on 08/05/2006 2:29:03 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

Howdy, there! Great idea for a Dose. I love pictures of the President and Laura with kids.


27 posted on 08/05/2006 2:29:06 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Veni, vidi, velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around...)
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President and Mrs. Bush sit with children, Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 at the White House, as they watch a dance performance during the White House Children's Holiday Reception in the East Room.

GWB during a holiday reception at the White House for the children of military personnel deployed overseas.

The warmth, welcome and kindness in those faces speak volumes about our President and First Lady.


28 posted on 08/05/2006 2:29:34 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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President and Mrs. Bush talk with U.S. Army Sgt. Dale Beatty of Statesville, N.C., and, from left, sister-in-law Wendolyn Summers, wife Belinda Beatty, son Lucas, 6 months old, and son Dustin, 2 years old, during a visit to the Fisher House at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004. President Bush presented Sgt. Beatty The Purple Heart for injuries he sustained while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.


29 posted on 08/05/2006 2:29:58 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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Laura Bush and Barney, visit with Carly Batchelder, 8, a patient at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004.

Mrs. Bush and Taylor Buckles, older sister of conjoined twins successfully separated earlier this year, react to the first viewing of the 2004 BarneyCam during a children's holiday program at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Dec., 15, 2004.


30 posted on 08/05/2006 2:30:50 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Dog

LOL


31 posted on 08/05/2006 2:31:00 PM PDT by lysie ("Lowering the price to be paid by aggressors virtually guarantees more aggression." Dr. Sowell)
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To: Wolfstar
This is the President who created the Tee Ball on the South Lawn program for kids. This is the President who takes time out of his crowded schedule to personally sign every baseball he presents as gifts to each child who plays in a WH Tee Ball game.


32 posted on 08/05/2006 2:31:15 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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President Bush autographs baseballs for players and guests at the White House Sunday, July 30, 2006, during the Tee Ball on the South Lawn game between the Thurmont Little League Civitan Club of Frederick Challengers of Thurmont, Md., and the Shady Spring Little League Challenger Braves of Shady Spring, W. Va.


33 posted on 08/05/2006 2:31:30 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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This is the President who starts every Tee Ball game on the South Lawn by saying the Pledge of Allegiance with the children.

And then cheers on every kid no matter what...


34 posted on 08/05/2006 2:32:21 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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GWB has even gotten his whole family involved, as well as Hall of Fame players like Cal Ripkin and Willie Mays.

Whether or not the kids are disabled or healthy, black, white, brown, red, yellow or any other color, religion, ethnicity, male or female...makes no difference. All are welcome.


35 posted on 08/05/2006 2:33:09 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar
Some photos just don't need captions.


36 posted on 08/05/2006 2:34:09 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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The truly legendary baseball Hall of Famer, Willie Mays (GWB's boyhood hero), and President Bush at the White House Tee Ball game July 30, 2006.

Laura, Willie and George applauding the kids.


37 posted on 08/05/2006 2:34:53 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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Long before he became President, GWB mentored a young African-American boy whose father was in jail. The cause of children with incarcerated parents has been near and dear to his heart ever since. Here is a letter a young boy named Raymond wrote to the President about his incarcerated father:


38 posted on 08/05/2006 2:35:40 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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The President and First Lady with a group of Chinese children at the Great Wall of China.

Greeting children in Bucharest, Rumania.

Mrs. Bush and an interpreter listen as Princess Hisako Takamado reads a book she has written, "Katie and the Dream-Eater", to students at Akashi Elementary School in Japan.


39 posted on 08/05/2006 2:36:00 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar
More photos of GWB, Laura and children.


40 posted on 08/05/2006 2:38:54 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar


41 posted on 08/05/2006 2:39:18 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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With African children.

With European children.

With American children.


42 posted on 08/05/2006 2:40:26 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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Just spectacular theme, Wolfie .. I love it, and I'm weepy at the same time. This man and his bride are all love and goodness ... we can't even count the ways and the folks who've been blessed by their hearts, filled to overflowing with kindness for others. Imagine all the acts of kindness we never hear about, which I suspect are numerous.

With the kids and the troops, those really shine and get to me .. and he really has that gift of universal love for everyone. Thank you.

43 posted on 08/05/2006 2:40:56 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Wolfstar
ALL CLEAR!
44 posted on 08/05/2006 2:40:58 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Dog

Hello, Dog. You sure are first today. :)


45 posted on 08/05/2006 2:41:22 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Dog; snugs
OK I want that toaster.

Snugs, Dog wants his toaster. ;-)

46 posted on 08/05/2006 2:41:56 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Dog; snugs
I let you know where you can send me my major award.

Well, this thread IS about children. ;-)

47 posted on 08/05/2006 2:42:41 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

What a great job you did. It brings happy tears and smiles to my face. Thank you.


48 posted on 08/05/2006 2:42:54 PM PDT by lysie ("Lowering the price to be paid by aggressors virtually guarantees more aggression." Dr. Sowell)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Hello, Conor. Good evening where you are, afternoon here in Los Angeles. :)


49 posted on 08/05/2006 2:43:19 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: lysie

Yep, top 10. :)


50 posted on 08/05/2006 2:43:38 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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