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Veterans Against Murtha
Dallas/Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 8/25/06 | Coop/Gordon Crow

Posted on 08/25/2006 5:58:53 AM PDT by Coop

LETTERS, FAXES AND E-MAILS TO THE EDITOR (Star-Telegram)

Veterans against Murtha

Jim Wright and other Democrats have been bemoaning a potential "Swift-boating" of Democratic Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania. (See Sunday commentary "Another casualty of war.")

Beautiful poetry aside, let's set the record straight. In 2004, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth provided a tremendous service by exposing the disgraceful Vietnam War conduct of John Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee. I happily donated to their cause and would proudly join them again in defense of our nation's military.

But that stellar organization isn't involved with the planned Oct. 1 rally in Johnstown, Pa., where our group, Vets for the Truth (VFTT), intends to call out Murtha for his horrendous pronouncement of guilt regarding the "Haditha Marines." (See Aug. 14 news story "Veterans taking aim at war critic.")

Additionally, many hawkish, decorated combat veterans vehemently disagree with the supposedly authoritative voice of Murtha, who incessantly belittles our military's mission, accomplishments and vital presence in our war on terror.

VFTT members have not served in Swift boats, but all have worn our country's uniforms proudly. And we've earned the right to speak out, with or without the approval of Murtha's groupies.

Coop
Springfield, Va.



In his Sunday commentary, Jim Wright wrote that "self-appointed jihadist enemies" are destroying our national unity.

He referred specifically to the Swift boat veterans, noting that in 2004 they spent "millions of somebody's dollars" impugning John Kerry's patriotism and that they're at it again, this time with a "new bag of money" that'll be used to discredit John Murtha because of his get-out-of-Iraq stance.

One could argue that Kerry and Murtha are self-appointed jihadist allies and that they and their supporters are contributing to national disunity. These get-out-of-Iraq folks have access to millions of dollars supplied by Moveon.org, George Soros and others.

Who can deny that they're trying to discredit the Swifties and others who support the war?

Gordon Crow
Fort Worth


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abscam; bootmurtha; cutandrun; irey; murthawatch; vftt
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Original thread Another Casualty of War?

For the record, no I do not know who Gordon Crow is. But it was nice to read his letter. :-)

Mine seems to have been unedited, with the exception of they removed the URL for Boot Murtha. That's a bummer, but not surprising.

To read more about the 1 Oct rally and Boot Murtha's efforts, please go to www.bootmurtha.com

Last night the rally was mentioned on Mark Levin's radio show, after receiving coverage by Sean Hannity last Friday and Matt Drudge before that. We are gaining momentum, but we need a lot of help!

1 posted on 08/25/2006 5:58:54 AM PDT by Coop
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To: freema; Marine_Uncle; Bahbah; Chieftain; Nick Danger; IPWGOP; jazusamo; Just A Nobody; W04Man; ...

I have to give the Star-Telegram credit for having the integrity to run my response (the other side of the story) in its entirety, along with another reader's similar view.


2 posted on 08/25/2006 6:06:47 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: NormsRevenge; Fudd Fan; facedown; BigSkyFreeper; RichInOC; onyx; Bahbah; Mo1; blackie; CFC__VRWC; ..

A follow-up to the "Another Casualty of War" thread from Monday.


3 posted on 08/25/2006 6:08:32 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop
VFTT members have not served in Swift boats, but all have worn our country's uniforms proudly. And we've earned the right to speak out, with or without the approval of Murtha's groupies.

BUMP! 


4 posted on 08/25/2006 6:17:49 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: Coop
Murtha needs to be voted out of office...go Dianna Irey....send her money...she is sharp..and a good American...Murtha is the enemy..a friend of the terrorists...he wants them to win...
5 posted on 08/25/2006 6:18:08 AM PDT by Youngman442002
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To: Coop

BTTT


6 posted on 08/25/2006 6:29:08 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Coop

Very good indeed, both are excellent letters and get to the meat of the issue. They are also both truthful, a thing that Murtha, Wright any many on the left have a difficult time conveying.

Support Diana Irey.

http://www.irey.com/
http://www.bootmurtha.com/
http://vets4irey.com/


7 posted on 08/25/2006 6:57:02 AM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: jazusamo

Good morning, and thanks.


8 posted on 08/25/2006 6:57:50 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

Very cool!!!


9 posted on 08/25/2006 6:59:18 AM PDT by StarCMC ("So what was the price to betray us - Judas?" - SGT Mark Russak to Traitor Murtha)
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To: StarCMC

G'day to you, Star!


10 posted on 08/25/2006 7:05:25 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

Good day to you, too! How's it going?


11 posted on 08/25/2006 7:10:02 AM PDT by StarCMC ("So what was the price to betray us - Judas?" - SGT Mark Russak to Traitor Murtha)
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To: Coop
Swiftboating: Revealing a truth about a Politician they desire to keep hidden.
12 posted on 08/25/2006 7:11:37 AM PDT by DakotaRed (The legacy of the left, "Screw you, I got mine.")
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To: Coop
Bump!


13 posted on 08/25/2006 7:18:06 AM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE STAY THE COURSE!)
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To: Coop

14 posted on 08/25/2006 7:19:09 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: Valin

Ping


15 posted on 08/25/2006 7:49:59 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

In 2004, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth provided a tremendous service by exposing the disgraceful Vietnam War conduct of John Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee

The REAL story

ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa, went the the twin engines on John kill em all kerry's boat (real heros have nick names like that). It was a dark and quiet night, John kill em all Kerry turned to his first mate and (in a quiet yet confident voice) said...."it's quiet...too quiet I don't like it.
If only we can get a bit farther up river without getting spotted we'll be able to drop off secret agent x-183".
In the blink of an eye the calm of the night was SHATTERED KAPOW KAPOW WOOOOSH BLAM BLAM the night came alive with a song of DEATH! They had sailed into a clever ambush set by Charlie (John kill em all Kerry's long time foe).
The crew strickened with fear and unable to move turned as one to the one man who had the courage, the skill, the WILL to save them.
John kill em all Kerry like a coiled spring leapped into action (That's what heros like to do in these kind of situations) with a sneer on his lips John kill em all Kerry THRUST the throttle forward and mzzz teraza (hero's like john kill em all Kerry like to have names for their boats) LEAPPED like a mighty stallion BAAATTLE STATIONS he shouted! Waking as from a dream John kill em all kerry's band of brothers charged to their stations.
BUDDA BUDDA BUDDA sang the quad 50s in a tune that sang death and destruction for Charlie and his commie stooges, BRRRRAAAAAPPPP the 60's spat out a curtain of lead, BOOOOM BOOOOM the 300mm mortars adding their song to the aria of war!

Now the dirty commies would pay for DARING to attack John killl em all Kerry and his All American band of brothes! With a ferral grin John kill em all Kerry shouted DIE COMMIE SCUM! (see hero types like John kill em all Kerry say things like that, they teach them that at hero school).

Just when it looked like one more (glorious) victory for John kill em all Kerry and his gallant band of brothers, KABOOOOM sneeky underhanded commie frogmen (and they're the worst kind) had placed a mine (the dirty rotten dastardly Khmer rouge bast*rds) on the sleak and deadly mzzz teraza! In a bat of an eyelash john kill em all Kerry knew his gallant little steed was done for,
Flinging the little mzzz teraza at the nearest nest of vipers John kill em all Kerry CHARGED straight into the muzzels of death.
Afraid? Not he, John kill em all Kerry didn't know the meaning of fear
{fear(Function): noun Etymology: Middle English fer,
from Old English f[AE]r sudden danger; akin to Latin
periculum attempt, peril, Greek peiran to attempt
Date: 12th century
1 a : an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by
anticipation or awareness of danger
b (1) : an instance of this emotion
(2) : a state marked by this emotion
2 : anxious concern :
SOLICITUDE
3 : profound reverence and awe especially toward God
4 : reason for alarm : DANGER synonyms FEAR, DREAD, FRIGHT, ALARM, PANIC, TERROR, TREPIDATION mean painful agitation in the presence or anticipation of danger. FEAR is the most general term and implies anxiety and usually loss of courage .
DREAD usually adds the idea of intense reluctance to face or meet a person or situation and suggests aversion as well as anxiety .
FRIGHT implies the shock of sudden, startling fear .
ALARM suggests a sudden and intense awareness of immediate danger .
PANIC implies unreasoning and overmastering fear causing hysterical activity .
TERROR implies the most extreme degree of fear.
TREPIDATION adds to DREAD the implications of timidity, trembling, and hesitation.}
The mortally wounded boat rammed into the den of inequity, and leapping from the galllant but doomed craft a 50cal in his right hand his (trusty) M-16 in his left a 5in. cannon strapped to his back John kill em all Kerry LEAPPED into the very heart of the enemy AAAAHHHHHH he cried all the while dealing death to the left and right (hero types do stuff like that all the time, that's why they're hero types)

The (dirty) commies quaked in fear at this (magnificent specimen) All American hero type in a blood lust cried "It's kill em all Kerry! Please don't kill us, John kill em all Kerry would have none of that! Not after their dastardly attack and mortal wounding of his (beloved) mzzz teraza, DIE YOU DIRTY COMMIE RATS, I'LL TEACH YOU TO MESS WITH MASSACHUSETTS!

And oh the carnage the ensued, So terrible was his (awesome but sensitive) wrath that soon after those above him (being jealous of his superior combat skills and the love his band of brothers had for him) sent him back to the good old US of A.


16 posted on 08/25/2006 7:58:08 AM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: Coop; Repub4bush; rightinthemiddle; andyk; tiredoflaundry; sono; RasterMaster; markedmannerf; ...

Coop,

Here's the post on my site with audio of Gregg Garvey announcing the Boot Murtha Rally.

http://marklevinfan.com/?p=1420


17 posted on 08/25/2006 8:04:16 AM PDT by MarkLevinFan
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To: MarkLevinFan; IPWGOP
Great stuff! Thanks for posting. If you didn't see, Boot Murtha does have a thank-you note to Mark Levin on its home page this morning. We certainly appreciate all the support!
18 posted on 08/25/2006 8:08:18 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: MarkLevinFan

Thanks MLF, I hate Murtha!


19 posted on 08/25/2006 8:12:56 AM PDT by JerseyDvl ("If you attack Americans, we'll defend your right to do it."- The Democrat Party)
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To: JerseyDvl
Thanks MLF, I hate Murtha!

Then please come join the cause! New Jersey is right next door. What a pleasant trip that time of year! :-)

20 posted on 08/25/2006 8:15:04 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

You reap what you sow ... John Murtha should not besmirch our young men in uniform today with impunity. Blowback happens ...


21 posted on 08/25/2006 8:30:58 AM PDT by sono (One Party is interested in confronting this threat - the other only in confronting Bush - Mark Steyn)
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To: Coop
veteran AGAINST murtha???

that would be me, for just ONE vet!

free dixie,sw

22 posted on 08/25/2006 8:33:30 AM PDT by stand watie ( Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. -----T.Jefferson)
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To: Coop

I would love to Coop, but unfortunately my "handle" no longer accurately reflects geography.
My children and I were starving to death in the people's republic of NJ, so we moved down to Texas.
I will always be the devil though.


23 posted on 08/25/2006 8:43:23 AM PDT by JerseyDvl ("If you attack Americans, we'll defend your right to do it."- The Democrat Party)
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To: Coop
Absolutely fantabulous!!!


24 posted on 08/25/2006 8:43:44 AM PDT by IPWGOP (I'm Linda Eddy, and I am the webmaster for www.bootmurtha.com)
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To: JerseyDvl

Well, Texas is a bit of a hike. But you can still help promote the rally! :)


25 posted on 08/25/2006 8:45:46 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop; smoothsailing; W04Man; USN SIGNL MAN; jazusamo; WeDontKnowJack; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ...
Guide to Local Media
"Point" the media to

http://www.irey.com
AND
http://vets4irey.com
AND
http://www.bootmurtha.com


Locate media in your zip code, gives you links to
YOUR local media with phone, e-mail etc info.


26 posted on 08/25/2006 8:53:35 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Support the troops by exposing the threats to them like hanoi kerry, cut and run murtha, Code Pink,)
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To: Coop

Good news. http://vets4irey.com/ just reached veteran #1200.


27 posted on 08/25/2006 8:54:26 AM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: jazusamo

I saw that this morning. :-)


28 posted on 08/25/2006 8:54:54 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

It is time for Murtha to go.


29 posted on 08/25/2006 8:58:07 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: Coop

Buuuump!


30 posted on 08/25/2006 9:00:17 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Ping


31 posted on 08/25/2006 9:05:53 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: xzins; boxerblues; ohioWfan

You're right next door. Are we going to see you at the 1 Oct "Boot Murtha" rally?


32 posted on 08/25/2006 9:12:00 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT


33 posted on 08/25/2006 9:17:27 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Coop

You'll have my prayerful support, but 1 October is a Sunday and I am senior pastor of a very active church.


34 posted on 08/25/2006 9:18:11 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: xzins
Pastor, you NEED to get a substitute for that Sunday. the USA, imVho, needs you more for that one day than the congregation does.

free dixie,sw

35 posted on 08/25/2006 9:22:21 AM PDT by stand watie ( Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. -----T.Jefferson)
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To: Valin

Your #16! LMAO!


36 posted on 08/25/2006 9:39:53 AM PDT by wjcsux (I would prefer to have the German army in front of me than the French army behind me- Gen. G. Patton)
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To: xzins

If they are that active, have them follow you to Johnstown. I know that I'd be proud to meet you.

C'mon. It's not like you'd have to leave the country to be there. ;-)


37 posted on 08/25/2006 10:03:27 AM PDT by Badray (While defending the land called America, we must also be sure to preserve the Idea called America.)
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To: stand watie

Can't do it. I'd scheduled a wedding 2 weeks later in a distant state and need to be off that week.

But, prayer IS presence.

Believe.


38 posted on 08/25/2006 10:39:58 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: xzins

Prayerful presence -- we'll take it! Thank you. :-)


39 posted on 08/25/2006 11:14:12 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

You're a good human being, Coop.

My prayers will be with you.

Our Haditha Marines need what you're doing. Yesterday's thread should have proven to most anybody that Murtha set them up.


40 posted on 08/25/2006 11:19:03 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: xzins
The investigation is not yet complete, so we must remain cautious. But Jack Murtha's premature and public condemnation (pronunciation of guilt), for his own political benefit, was absolutely disgusting. I just hope through our efforts we can help some people (specifically PA-12 voters) understand that.

I still have people say all the time, "What if Murtha's accusations were correct?" They don't understand his complete violation of our presumption of innocence clause.

41 posted on 08/25/2006 11:21:51 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

Niiiiice!

I'll be in IZ and miss the get together.


42 posted on 08/25/2006 11:23:37 AM PDT by IGOTMINE
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To: IGOTMINE

Thanks. Please help us spread the word before you depart, especially amongst your short-haired buddies. :)


43 posted on 08/25/2006 11:26:11 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop
I agree with you, however, I'm nearly 100% certain that that entire squad will not be found guilty. And he painted ALL of the squad as guilty of cold-blooded murder.
44 posted on 08/25/2006 11:36:45 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: xzins

I personally don't think any of them are guilty. I can see one, maybe two people melting down in the heat of the moment. But eight? No way. And since the first investigation has already concluded that there was no cover-up, I think that bodes well for them. But of course I still worry a great deal about their fate, especially since their chances of a fair trial (court martial) have been adversely impacted.


45 posted on 08/25/2006 11:46:20 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

With Murtha's position on Armed Services and it's Appropriations Committee, he engaged in serious command influence.

If any of these guys are convicted, I will NEVER be able to believe that they were actually guilty.


46 posted on 08/25/2006 11:53:01 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: xzins
With Murtha's position on Armed Services and it's Appropriations Committee, he engaged in serious command influence.

Indeed.

47 posted on 08/25/2006 12:11:22 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Coop; All

48 posted on 08/25/2006 12:22:22 PM PDT by Gucho
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; bitt; Smartass; Seadog Bytes

49 posted on 08/25/2006 1:27:36 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: xzins
it certainly IS!

fwiw, our prep school alumni assn has a PRAYER TOWER to pray for our troops. we believe our efforts are worthwhile.

free dixie,sw

50 posted on 08/25/2006 2:05:56 PM PDT by stand watie ( Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. -----T.Jefferson)
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