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The Battlefields For Freedom (Chuck Norris Calls Upon All Conservatives To VOTE Tuesday!)
Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/06/2006 | Chuck Norris

Posted on 11/05/2006 10:11:24 PM PST by goldstategop

Thoughts from my USO tour to Iraq

I've just returned from a trip to Iraq after an initial stop in Kuwait with actor Marshall Teague, who you know from films like ''The Rock,'' ''Armageddon,'' and TV programs like, ''Babylon 5,'' ''Sliders,'' and of course ''Walker, Texas Ranger.''

We went to visit and encourage service members as part of a United Service Organization (USO) tour. I'll share some of the inspiring moments in next Monday's article (and maybe a photo or two)!

As in past years, I left the region more inspired by our troops than I believe they were by me. They make me proud to be American. Their sacrifice also reminds me that freedom is born in adversity and purchased at a price.

As I looked in the eyes of these freedom fighters, I began to wonder about the world we would leave to our children, and the nation I would leave to my own children and grandchildren.

A Traditional Warrior Comes Out

I agree with Bill O'Reilly in his new book, ''Culture Warrior,'' that America is in an intense cultural battle that is transcending partisan politics or simple conservative-liberal debates.

At the heart of this war is a head-on clash between traditional and ''secular-progressive'' camps. Will we become a country, in which licentiousness and lawlessness reign? Or will we maintain being a traditional nation, based upon the values and philosophies that our forefathers established?

I am an unashamed traditional warrior. What that means to me is that I believe our country was founded upon conservative faith and values, and that it will only be sustained by them as well.

My concern for our culture wars, however, goes far beyond our own shores.

From Culture Battles to World Wars

Right now, in the very center of this culture war (bubbling up even in the election) is the war in Iraq. Everyone is taking a side: Should we stay, change or abandon the course?

Here's where I stand.

Whatever the reasons we went in, we're there now. Our troops are there. And they are fighting for the freedom and democracy of more than 12 million Iraqis, who courageously went to the polls months ago to establish a new constitution and government.

At the same time, I also believe our service men and women are fighting for America in Iraq. Yes, America, or more specifically, our children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.

President Bush explained it well in his recent interview with Bill O'Reilly:

''Here's the stakes, as far as I'm concerned. It is conceivable that within decades, the Middle East will be a place where moderate governments have been toppled, extremists and radicals will have gained control of oil resources ... to create a blackmail situation against the West and Iran will have a nuclear weapon, to complicate the mix. And 20 or 30 years from now if that is the case, people will say, 'what happened to them? How come you couldn't see the threat as a generation of Americans are dealing with something much more violent than we are seeing today?''

The fact is our soldiers are fighting for freedom in Iraq. At the same time, they are also fighting for the future preservation of freedom here in America, just as all our veterans did.

The Price of Freedom

No one likes war, least of all me. Being personal friends of the Bush family, I can assure you they don't like it either.

We all felt the same when we heard about the 100-plus troops who have died in Iraq in just the past month. One is always too many.

Each of them has a family left behind – those who will suffer over the holidays and beyond because of the bravery of their loved ones.

I do understand their pain, every time I think about my brother, Wieland, who also paid the ultimate price in Vietnam. I'll never forget when I received the news. I miss him still, all the time.

My brother fought a foreign war, as many of our service members do today. I refuse to believe that he died in vain. I also refuse to believe those 100 souls (plus the hundreds previously) did as well.

Their sacrifice makes me think of Jesus' words, "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.'' I'm assuming that includes world friends and neighbors too.

Don't Be MIA on Election Day

You might not be in the military, but you can certainly still fight for freedom, right here on our own shores. How? By voting!

With the culture wars at full tilt, it is somewhat surprising that expected voter turn out is forecasted as low as 35 percent. This is particularly troubling since Democrats only need to pick up six seats to gain a majority in the 100-seat Senate. They need only 15 seats out of the 435-seat House to achieve their first majority since being swept out of power in 1994.

To not vote is simply a vote for the opposition. As British statesman Edmund Burke once said, ''Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.''

Texas Tough

Friends, tough times call for tough conservative people! So, if you're waffling on the fence, time to get down and take a stand, even if it's unpopular with all your colleagues.

I figure if the media can rally behind an actor when he takes a stand for stem-cell research, they can equally back me when I support the war and our troops, increasing border control or voting for Governor Rick Perry in my home state of Texas.

I haven't always been warmly welcomed for holding my conservative positions in Hollywood. Then again, I've never been very good at being politically correct either, on or off screen.

So why start now?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas; War on Terror
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Friends, tough times call for tough conservative people!"

Friends, as Chuck Norris says on behalf of Texas to like-minded conservatives all across America: GO VOTE! Don't be MIA and abandon the battlefields of freedom to the Democrats.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

1 posted on 11/05/2006 10:11:28 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop

BTTT!


2 posted on 11/05/2006 10:13:18 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: goldstategop

Every night, the boogeyman checks his closet for Chuck Norris.


3 posted on 11/05/2006 10:13:20 PM PST by TheBigB (Do you think "Lady in the Water" is in Ted Kennedy's NetFlix queue?)
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To: goldstategop

Chuck Norris

bttt


4 posted on 11/05/2006 10:14:53 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: goldstategop

Actor and martial artist Chuck Norris (L) and fellow actor Marshall Teague inspect a 155mm M-109 A6 Paladin howitzer that has Norris' name stencilled on the barrel during a stop on a USO-sponsored tour to boost morale of U.S. troops, at Camp Ar Ramadi in Iraq November 2, 2006. Norris and Teague met with thousands of service members, shaking hands, taking photos and signing autographs in a week-long tour of Iraq and Kuwait. Picture taken on November 2, 2006.

5 posted on 11/05/2006 10:16:11 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

God bless Chuck Norris.


6 posted on 11/05/2006 10:18:29 PM PST by lostinmaine
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To: goldstategop
"At the heart of this war is a head-on clash between traditional and 'secular-progressive' camps. Will we become a country, in which licentiousness and lawlessness reign? Or will we maintain being a traditional nation, based upon the values and philosophies that our forefathers established?

"I am an unashamed traditional warrior. What that means to me is that I believe our country was founded upon conservative faith and values, and that it will only be sustained by them as well."
___________________________________________

Chuck Norris has a very clear understanding of what is at stake in the upcoming election. I, for one, am not about to let my family, myself, my country, and Chuck Norris down.

7 posted on 11/05/2006 10:22:02 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: goldstategop
I haven't always been warmly welcomed for holding my conservative positions in Hollywood.

I bet!
Of course, if any of these Hollywood wackos wants to complain, Chuck can simply give them a roundhouse kick to the head.

8 posted on 11/05/2006 10:26:23 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

BTT


9 posted on 11/05/2006 10:26:29 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: Lancey Howard
Chuck's never made a secret of his political beliefs. He always struck me as an old-fashioned patriotic guy. He's had an amazing career, both as a celebrated martial arts champion and actor.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

10 posted on 11/05/2006 10:28:29 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

I like Norris.

I sent my ballot in Saturday morning. It'll arrive Monday at the election office. Usually I just drop my absentee off the day of the election because I like the convenience of absentee, but like the feeling of actually entering an elections office. I realize most do it one way or the other.

Anyway, I'm accustomed to filling out my ballot the day of the election and turning it in. The fact I filled it in, shipped it off so it'll arrive a day early in a year where I'm far more unhappy with the GOP then in past elective cycles, well, I'm I'm not too modest to use my own behavior as an ingredient when making election predictions. Which is one of the reasons why I'm confident of conservative turnout.


11 posted on 11/05/2006 10:29:43 PM PST by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: Soul Seeker
The anti-Michael J. Fox:

I figure if the media can rally behind an actor when he takes a stand for stem-cell research, they can equally back me when I support the war and our troops, increasing border control or voting for Governor Rick Perry in my home state of Texas.

Here's an actor y'all can rally behind, even if you don't live in Texas. The spirit of Texas is the spirit of America!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

12 posted on 11/05/2006 10:33:42 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop; KSoldier

Chuck Norris.... one of the good guys! Glad to hear he went over to the front lines with the USO - that's awesome!


13 posted on 11/05/2006 10:35:03 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Soul Seeker

I went and early-voted here in Illinois for the first time, so I could free myself up to help with the Get Out The Vote effort on Monday and Tuesday.


14 posted on 11/05/2006 10:36:39 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: TheBigB
Chuck had a brother Wieland who was killed in Vietnam. If you don't hear about it, its because Chuck would never dream of exploiting the dead for political mileage like say, Cindy Sheehan. He does miss his brother but he realizes unlike the Left, there is a price that must be paid to protect our freedom. For that, his brother paid the ultimate price with his own life. Rest in peace, Wieland: you did your country proud and we honor you in death as we saluted you in life.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

15 posted on 11/05/2006 10:39:53 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Yes, I know about it. I read his first book, The Secret of Inner Strength. It's a great read.


16 posted on 11/05/2006 10:41:11 PM PST by TheBigB (Do you think "Lady in the Water" is in Ted Kennedy's NetFlix queue?)
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To: Lancey Howard


BUMP!


17 posted on 11/05/2006 10:42:27 PM PST by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: TheBigB
There's something familiar about this quote: "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.'' Its not only a biblical reference, its quoted in the death scene in the The Delta Force!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

18 posted on 11/05/2006 10:45:10 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Why don't we run Mr. Norris for office? I can think of a lot worse celebrities to vote for (such as Stuart Smalley, Alec Baldwin and _________(pick one)).


19 posted on 11/05/2006 11:06:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please vote on November 7th!!)
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To: goldstategop

Message from Iraq


20 posted on 11/05/2006 11:22:22 PM PST by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: goldstategop

Bump! Would love a ping to the follow-up article, if possible!

President Bush's statement to Bill O'Reilly is what the other side calls "fear-mongering", I believe. They don't see the big picture, and this chills me to the core.


21 posted on 11/05/2006 11:54:42 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Every time I hear the word "exercise", I wash my mouth out with chocolate.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Like this: forgettable perhaps for libs:

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

22 posted on 11/06/2006 12:29:38 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Wayta go, Chuck!!
23 posted on 11/06/2006 1:00:54 AM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: goldstategop; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; Ajnin; ..

Saving the best for last ping : )

Have a great day!


24 posted on 11/06/2006 2:43:33 AM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: goldstategop

Chuck Norris is a proud and a true conservative. I like his quote especially 'tough times call for tough conservative people! So, if you're waffling on the fence, time to get down and take a stand '

Compae this with the defeastist rheoteric of aholes like Dick Armey, Lou dobbs, Savage, Buchanan etc.


25 posted on 11/06/2006 3:35:34 AM PST by GregH
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To: GregH

Iraq is just one front in the World War on Terrorists. If the media had been of the low caliber it is today during WWII, heralding every one of the thousands of casualties in an almost gleeful way, the Axis powers would have been more likely to have prevailed.


26 posted on 11/06/2006 3:55:27 AM PST by Twinkie ("I JUST LOVE READING MIA T's THREADS!" exclaimed Little Lulu.)
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To: goldstategop
Take ten minutes and watch this if you missed the presentation on Fox News.

Obession

Then go out and VOTE as if our survival depends on it.

27 posted on 11/06/2006 4:29:02 AM PST by GailA (Proud to admit I'm a quilt-a-holic.)
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To: goldstategop

And now a Christian..thru his born again wife!


28 posted on 11/06/2006 6:04:48 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Save the Republic! Mess with the polling firms' heads!)
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To: goldstategop

I heard that thousands of terrorists surrendered when they heard he was coming to Iraq.

I'm still looking for media confirmation.


29 posted on 11/06/2006 7:54:34 AM PST by proudpapa (of three.)
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To: TheBigB

At night, Superman puts on Chuck Norris pajamas.


30 posted on 11/06/2006 7:58:10 AM PST by ko_kyi
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To: goldstategop; peeps36; neverdem; nutmeg; GulfWar1Vet; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; ..
Friends, as Chuck Norris says on behalf of Texas to like-minded conservatives all across America: GO VOTE! Don't be MIA and abandon the battlefields of freedom to the Democrats.

Ping

31 posted on 11/06/2006 8:04:00 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM is so busy kissing democrat butt they ignore turth. Come up for air guys.)
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To: goldstategop
When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris doesn't read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live.

Outer space exists because it's afraid to be on the same planet with Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.

Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.

Chuck Norris is the reason why Waldo is hiding.

Chuck Norris counted to infinity - twice.

There is no chin behind Chuck Norris’ beard. There is only another fist.

When Chuck Norris does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.

Chuck Norris is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head.

Chuck Norris’ hand is the only hand that can beat a Royal Flush.

There is no such thing as global warming. Chuck Norris was cold, so he turned the sun up.

Chuck Norris can lead a horse to water AND make it drink.

Chuck Norris doesn’t wear a watch, HE decides what time it is.

Chuck Norris gave Mona Lisa that smile.

Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.

Chuck Norris does not get frostbite. Chuck Norris bites frost

Remember the Soviet Union? They decided to quit after watching a DeltaForce marathon on Satellite TV.

Contrary to popular belief, America is not a democracy, it is a Chucktatorship.


32 posted on 11/06/2006 8:05:48 AM PST by monkapotamus
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To: goldstategop

BUMP!!!


33 posted on 11/06/2006 8:55:18 AM PST by Nancee
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To: goldstategop

Chuck is 100% right.


34 posted on 11/06/2006 9:00:41 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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To: freema
"Have a great day!"
Thanks. Getting ready for a long night at the pit. heheh.
35 posted on 11/06/2006 9:26:49 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: goldstategop

Chuck for Secretary of Offense!!!


36 posted on 11/06/2006 9:32:54 AM PST by RetiredArmy (ANYONE who votes for the Abortion Democrats are enemies of the Republic, and ME!)
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To: RockinRight

Chuck Norris ping.


37 posted on 11/06/2006 9:34:53 AM PST by Hoodlum91 (Staying home on Nov. 7 isn't a punishment for the GOP, its a reward for the Dems.)
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To: Hoodlum91

Thanks for the ping, baby!


38 posted on 11/06/2006 9:35:20 AM PST by RockinRight (Maintaining a Republican majority is MORE IMPORTANT than your temper tantrum.)
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To: goldstategop

Norris '08?

I mean, c'mon, there's nobody else to run!!


39 posted on 11/06/2006 9:35:44 AM PST by RockinRight (Maintaining a Republican majority is MORE IMPORTANT than your temper tantrum.)
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To: lostinmaine

A poll worker asked Chuck Norris if he voted Democrat. He promptly roundhouse kicked the poll worker, shoving him into the polling booth and causing the electronic voting machine to register 10,000 votes for the Republican candidate. Because he is Chuck Norris, the board of elections dared not dispute the results.


40 posted on 11/06/2006 9:36:57 AM PST by RockinRight (Maintaining a Republican majority is MORE IMPORTANT than your temper tantrum.)
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To: lostinmaine

he did.......lol


41 posted on 11/06/2006 9:41:32 AM PST by advertising guy
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To: goldstategop

Gotta love it. My namesake a raging Pubby And I like his work, too.

Chuck Norris, aka Lawguy


42 posted on 11/06/2006 9:44:08 AM PST by lawdude (The dems see Wal-Mart as a bigger threat to the US than muslim terrorists)
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To: lawdude

"Chuck Norris, aka Lawguy"

Sorry, that is my handle on another forum. Make that LAWDUDE!


43 posted on 11/06/2006 9:45:27 AM PST by lawdude (The dems see Wal-Mart as a bigger threat to the US than muslim terrorists)
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To: goldstategop
Chuck's never made a secret of his political beliefs.

Chuck has a little more incentive to protect the USA than, perhaps, normal.

His brother was a KIA in Vietnam.

44 posted on 11/06/2006 9:47:36 AM PST by llevrok (How can you plant the seed of freedom by pulling out early?)
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To: pcottraux

Chuck Norris Ping.


45 posted on 11/06/2006 9:48:13 AM PST by RockinRight (Maintaining a Republican majority is MORE IMPORTANT than your temper tantrum.)
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To: monkapotamus

This means that I have to vote a straight Republican ticket tomorrow? I don't worry about Chuck ripping my throat out, it is my Grandfather coming back from the grave and ripping my throat out that worries me. Old Albert Little Bill made Chuck look like a school marm. Straight R for me.


46 posted on 11/06/2006 10:06:05 AM PST by Little Bill (A 37%'r, a Red Spot on a Blue State, rats are evil.)
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To: goldstategop
I haven't always been warmly welcomed for holding my conservative positions in Hollywood. Then again, I've never been very good at being politically correct either, on or off screen. So why start now?

Thanks Chuck Norris...

47 posted on 11/06/2006 12:52:27 PM PST by GOPJ (The MSM is so busy kissing democrat butt they ignore turth. Come up for air guys.)
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