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A Gathering of Eagles - These Colors Don't Run, Pro Troop Rally Live Thread
3/17/06

Posted on 03/17/2007 9:12:15 AM PDT by mdittmar


Post pics,news,speeches on the Gathering of Eagles - These Colors Don't Run, Pro Troop Rally


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To: RaceBannon; kristinn; Dutchy; Riley; tet68; MudPuppy; Doctor Raoul; AnnaZ; Jim Robinson; nutmeg; ...

Pictures from GATHERING OF EAGLES

http://news.webshots.com/album/558225266dpJKaE

If you missed it, you misssed what may be a one time event...but again, it could also be the first of many that bring about change in the right direction.

The Vietnam Vets got even with the hippies today! :)


1,151 posted on 03/17/2007 9:09:35 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: mdittmar

Many thanks to all that were there from my family and from me. I don't know the words that would express how proud I am of you all and how grateful I am.


1,152 posted on 03/17/2007 9:11:55 PM PDT by jerry639
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To: gpapa

LOL,,,You Knew I was Goin' Through The Names !!,LOL;0)

(mmm...Robert ?,,no,,,mmm,,Leopold,,?,,no,,K-5's...mmm...?)

48rnds into Sevastopol,,,If I remember rite ??...;0)


1,153 posted on 03/17/2007 9:14:22 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: bert

You caught the spirit of the day very well. Thank you. I say that as one who arrived in a pair and wandered around, not quite knowing where to go, except to see the wall.


1,154 posted on 03/17/2007 9:15:29 PM PDT by Nick Danger (www.vvlf.org)
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To: RaceBannon

A ways to go before we're even, but definitely a shot across the bow. It was a great day!!


1,155 posted on 03/17/2007 9:17:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: mdittmar
A big thank you to all present, those supporting, and those reporting!

May God Bless this country more than He already has.

1,156 posted on 03/17/2007 9:19:14 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Man made global warming is a man made LIE!)
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To: StarCMC

Hi Star..!! I didn't watch that krapola at all, just followed some of the posts here... Living in SoCal, I've seen far too many of those "people" in my lifetime... no thanks, unless I get to do what I want to do to them.


1,157 posted on 03/17/2007 9:22:57 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Hunter/Poe 2008 "Once again, our government is on the wrong side of the border war")
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To: Jim Robinson

JIM!!!

What a wonderful, exhausting & worthwhile day this has been for you & all others.

good to see your post.

I am so UPSET that I am not there with you all enjoying the time at the wall & the time of fellowship afterwards..

OLD, Tired Vans... grrrrr...

thanks for checking in.


1,158 posted on 03/17/2007 9:29:52 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: Jim Robinson
It was a great day!!

WOO-HOO! God bless y'all!

1,159 posted on 03/17/2007 9:31:39 PM PDT by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: Jotmo
Got some pics on my much neglected Blog, but they're so small cause that's as big as it will let me load. I'd like to post them bigger here. And YouTube isn't letting me upload my videos. Anyway, here what I've got.
1,160 posted on 03/17/2007 9:40:40 PM PDT by Jotmo (I Had a Bad Experience With the CIA and Now I'm Gonna Show You My Feminine Side - Swirling Eddies)
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To: Serafinos
Isn't it treason to wear the uniform while protesting? Just curious!

I don't think it's necessarily treason, that's consitutioinally defined, but just being in uniform at a political event of any kind is a violation of the UCMJ. Now if they were supporting the troops, that probably wouldn't be considered political, I know it wasn't back in '91, when several Reservists and retirees showed up in Uniform (two majors, one former AF navigator, other Army, at the two "support the troops" rallies I attended on the Courthouse square.

1,161 posted on 03/17/2007 9:47:22 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Thunder90

Amen! St. Patrick is on our side!!

*Grin*


1,162 posted on 03/17/2007 9:49:41 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Hunter/Poe 2008 "Once again, our government is on the wrong side of the border war")
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To: All
Here we go.


1,163 posted on 03/17/2007 9:50:23 PM PDT by Jotmo (I Had a Bad Experience With the CIA and Now I'm Gonna Show You My Feminine Side - Swirling Eddies)
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To: All
Notice how straight the big flags were.

Freekin COLD!

1,164 posted on 03/17/2007 9:53:10 PM PDT by Jotmo (I Had a Bad Experience With the CIA and Now I'm Gonna Show You My Feminine Side - Swirling Eddies)
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To: Calpernia
National Lawyers Guild!

As you'd expect, another left wing bunch of traitors.

National Lawyer's Guild

# Active affiliate of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, which served as a Soviet front group during the Cold War

# Seeks to weaken the nation's intelligence-gathering agencies

1,165 posted on 03/17/2007 9:57:26 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: mdittmar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdPKMXVePJc

This is a great video clip


1,166 posted on 03/17/2007 10:04:00 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Txsleuth
I think it takes more than a few hundred to mount a coup doesn't it???

Generally not. But this time they had opposition. Lots of very "Hard Corps" opposition.

I don't think they figured on that.

1,167 posted on 03/17/2007 10:04:33 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: HollyB

It sure is. And it sure looks cold, too! God bless all who stood up in the cold and windy weather to support our troops and their mission!


1,168 posted on 03/17/2007 10:10:40 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: michigander

Wow... I didn't know I was that emphatic!

Here are some photos that I took today:

[IMG]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w212/cwocwo/IMG_4219.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w212/cwocwo/IMG_4241.jpg[/IMG]

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[IMG]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w212/cwocwo/IMG_4272.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w212/cwocwo/IMG_4276.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w212/cwocwo/IMG_4264.jpg[/IMG]


1,169 posted on 03/17/2007 10:11:43 PM PDT by CWO
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To: Lexington Green
What if they gave a revolution and no one came?

If you are speaking of left wing revolution, I think we just found out.

Whatever it was, it was hilarious.

1,170 posted on 03/17/2007 10:13:24 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: albertanconservative

You get it. God bless you... in fact, it is YOU who gives ME hope.


1,171 posted on 03/17/2007 10:14:29 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Hunter/Poe 2008 "Once again, our government is on the wrong side of the border war")
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To: RaceBannon

Just looked through all your photos and it gave me a sense of what the day was like: very warm and very COLD at the same time...LoL.

Okay, give me the numbers of the pictures of you. Oh, by the way, the one of the group in front of the Iwo Jima Memorial is special. Please post it.

All told, a landmark day for Vietnam veterans.


1,172 posted on 03/17/2007 10:34:39 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Hunter/Poe 2008 "Once again, our government is on the wrong side of the border war")
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To: Jim Robinson

w00t.... glad to hear from YOU on this great day!!


1,173 posted on 03/17/2007 10:36:09 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Hunter/Poe 2008 "Once again, our government is on the wrong side of the border war")
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To: El Gato

National Lawyers Guild even pre-dates ACLU, I believe, FWIW.


1,174 posted on 03/17/2007 10:38:27 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Hunter/Poe 2008 "Once again, our government is on the wrong side of the border war")
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To: NickatNite2003
There was a bit of shoving going on but the worst thing I saw involved a confrontation with an elderly veteran and a man who said he was a Muslim.

I am going to write a post about the whole thing with pictures of the Muslim. I wrote a short piece about it here:

http://www.onebigdog.net/2007/03/17/back-from-goe/

I hope to get more detailed info out along with some of my pics later today but as you can imagine, we are all beat.

And yes, there were quite a few of us around and most moonbats did not want a direct confrontation (except abad mudda, the Muslim guy)
1,175 posted on 03/17/2007 10:42:50 PM PDT by Diamond Big Dog
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To: mdittmar; All

You GOTTA see this one...!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUD9RTtmkyM&mode=related&search=

Gathering of Eagles- Moonbat Safety Video


1,176 posted on 03/17/2007 10:55:37 PM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: Yankee
Not enough global warming

Easy way to shut down the chant of "peace now". When they go "What do we want?", shout "Global Warming" It drives them nuts, seldom see them persist with the chant more than three times after responding in this fashion every time.

1,177 posted on 03/17/2007 10:59:47 PM PDT by Fraxinus (My opinion worth what you paid.)
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To: Diamond Big Dog

According to CNN....~200 Peaceniks were ARRESTED today....!!!


1,178 posted on 03/17/2007 11:09:07 PM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: OwenKellogg

Great pics,Thanks


1,179 posted on 03/17/2007 11:13:14 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: JB in Whitefish

Sure wish we could have gone. I would have loved to have been there for this one.


1,180 posted on 03/17/2007 11:21:21 PM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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To: Leatherneck_MT

I was there...in spirit....!!!


Wanna go to Rolling Thunder...???

I'm TRYING to get there.

FYI:

http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=75491


1,181 posted on 03/17/2007 11:25:27 PM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: JB in Whitefish

Getting ready to get out of here in June, going back home to Georgia. If I can make it, I will tho. We'll stay in touch and if I don't make this one, I damned sure will make the next one.

Semper Fi!


1,182 posted on 03/17/2007 11:31:44 PM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (Duncan Hunter in 2008)
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To: RWCC
I was surprised that I didn't see any Kucinich for president signs at the rally.

Got to love it when the communists have unsuccessful street theater
1,183 posted on 03/17/2007 11:35:32 PM PDT by Fraxinus (My opinion worth what you paid.)
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To: leadpenny

LT Nichols and SSG Thul simply want Congress to support the Mission. He is presently in Baghdad. Please read his letter and see his video. He and SSG Thul deserve a read.

"From now SSG Dave Thul, MNARNG (he was promoted yesterday), SSG Thul is currently serving with the 34th Infantry Division, conducting convoy operations in Iraq. He has received the Combat Infantry Badge and was recently extended 125 days in support of surge operations. You can contact him at Dave at appealforcourage.org:

LT Nichols asked me to send you this short statement from the Appeal For Courage committee ( http://www.appealforcourage.org ) to be read at the Gathering of Eagles this weekend.

I also wanted to thank you for what you are doing. I had the honor of standing guard over the Traveling Wall when it came to Minnesota a few years ago. The thought that anyone could desecrate the symbol of our gratitude to the Vietnam Vets makes my blood boil.

Good luck and God bless,
SGT Dave Thul

Here is the statement:

40 years ago, a debate was raging much the same as the one today. A small but vocal group opposed to the war in Vietnam managed to convince the public that the war was unwinnable, that the cause was immoral, and that our troops were murderers. They shouted loud enough and long enough to force our politicians to concede and we pulled out of Vietnam too soon. A generation of Vietnam Veterans came home to a country that had forgotten the debt of gratitude that is owed to those who defend freedom. A country that had forgotten how to welcome home it’s veterans with open arms.

Today, another small but vocal group is trying to convince America that the war in Iraq is already lost, that the cause of freedom is not worth the fight, and that our troops are committing atrocities on a daily basis. But today, there is a difference. There are men and women at home who refuse to let history repeat itself. That same generation of Vietnam Veterans are standing up to ensure that all veterans are treated with the respect they have earned. They are drawing the line at those who say that desecrating our war memorials is an expression of free speech. And they are supporting our troops with their actions and not just their words.

Today over 1600 men and women in uniform have signed an Appeal to ask Congress to support our mission and let us stay in Iraq until the mission is complete. We are asking to stay in harm’s way because we know the importance of what we are doing, and the consequences of failure.

As we fight the battle in Iraq, you have continued to fight the battle at home. As we stand up for freedom and democracy overseas, you are standing guard for freedom and democracy at home. In Iraq today, as it was in Vietnam 40 years ago, we can not lose on the field of battle. You are ensuring that we do not lose it at home. Thank you for your continuing service, and together we will continue the fight for freedom.

SGT Dave Thul
LT Jason Nichols

A video of LT Jason Nichols talking about the appeal for courage, from Baghdad, is available here:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7392499685041821301&hl=en

Please pray for these two young men as they prayed for you today. "


1,184 posted on 03/17/2007 11:42:05 PM PDT by Chgogal (Vote Al Qaeda. Vote Democrat.)
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To: Paperdoll
I am sure CBN will cover it. Tune in.

CBN?

1,185 posted on 03/17/2007 11:42:40 PM PDT by XR7
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To: NoGrayZone
I have to say, it was AT LEAST a 2-1 ratio, possibly 3-1, OUR SIDE!! hanoi jane DID NOT show up, we scared her off. Too bad we couldn't do the same w/ cindy shithead. Anywho, it was a GREAT day, and EVERY single Vet I came across had such a look of pride. This is the type of homecoming they SHOULD have had, but were robbed of it. Well... NO MORE. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

How's it feel to be a part of history? History!
Thanks for being there keeping us posted.

1,186 posted on 03/17/2007 11:45:42 PM PDT by XR7
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To: mdittmar

God bless you all. Thank you Veterans and everyone.


1,187 posted on 03/17/2007 11:45:57 PM PDT by Brandie (I am for Duncan Hunter but then I am a Conservative.)
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To: VietVet
Thank you.

Get some rest.

1,188 posted on 03/17/2007 11:53:30 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: RealTeen

That pic at 1124 really tells the story, doesn't it?.
The enemies of our free republic are potty-mouthed, filthy scum.
Ingrates. They trample on all that is honorable and sacred.
Parasites. Low-lifes.
The more these sort of pics are shown, the fewer people will be sympathetic to these bottom-dwellers.
Unfortunately, the MSM won't show them.


1,189 posted on 03/17/2007 11:54:12 PM PDT by XR7
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To: mdittmar

Big ol "I WAS THERE" Bump.. :-)


1,190 posted on 03/17/2007 11:55:55 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: NoGrayZone; freema; Interesting Times; razzle; flynmudd; VietVet; Yankee Dutch; VanShuyten; ...
Anywho, it was a GREAT day, and EVERY single Vet I came across had such a look of pride. This is the type of homecoming they SHOULD have had, but were robbed of it. Well... NO MORE. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

I couldn't be happier about those looks of pride. And the homecoming, which some Vietnam vets truly felt for the first time yesterday. Something wonderful happened to the spirit of this Nation yesterday.

Thank you each and all for being there, and for reporting though tired, cold and muddy....:-)

1,191 posted on 03/18/2007 12:41:42 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Hunter/Poe 2008 "Once again, our government is on the wrong side of the border war")
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To: La Enchiladita


1,192 posted on 03/18/2007 2:33:34 AM PDT by XR7
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To: CWO
Here you go Gunner

CWO's pics


1,193 posted on 03/18/2007 3:45:06 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: RaceBannon

And you! That was an amazing day!


1,194 posted on 03/18/2007 3:50:26 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Kaslin

Thanks for posting the link at M. Malkins blog. She linked to the WA post where they showed one picture of an angry marine as an example of the GOE's crowd. My take though is that he has a right to be angry since he was actually in Iraq and knows what is going on there, unlike the idiot pinkos.


1,195 posted on 03/18/2007 5:08:34 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: bert; ALOHA RONNIE

Bumping your post. I have never, really and truly, ever been so awestruck. The line of flags, so many people everywhere I turned, the sense of honor, the sense of courage, and the sense of commitment that permeated the air was beyond description. This day was an answer to many years of prayer. I am not ashamed to admit I cried the first thirty minutes and several times after. I will

NEVER FORGET

being surrounded
by such an immense liberating freedom
by such magnificent warriors
in the midst of this 'battle'

...the wonder and awe of this day.

I am sorry my words can not do justice to the day. I am still struck dumb and blinded by tears.


1,196 posted on 03/18/2007 5:24:29 AM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8976792

NPR covers GOE (Not bad)


1,197 posted on 03/18/2007 5:34:55 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango
I heard NPR's radio report as I drove home from the dinner. I was surprised that it about as even-handed as NPR could manage.

National Park Service, per Michelle Malkin's blog, is reporting our turnout as thirty thousand.

1,198 posted on 03/18/2007 5:45:01 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: GoldwaterChick

No. I'm not George.

My name is Nick.

If I were in Tokyo in '57 that would be quite a feat as I was born that year. ;)


1,199 posted on 03/18/2007 5:57:42 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: freema
Freema, I think you put it very eloquently. There really was no way for me to describe the sight of thousands of brave patriots--some of the finest our country has ever produced--gathering to fight an important battle on the homefront. I was honored to be among them.

I rode on one of two FULL buses from Pittsburgh crowded with (mostly) Vietnam veterans. Since I'm from a somewhat younger vintage (and I won't say just how much younger, LOL!), listening to their recollections and opinions gave me a truly different perspective on the war in which they fought. So much of what we know about the Vietnam war has come our way via the agenda-driven media, so it was eye-opening to hear them describe specific battles and situations in great detail and from a vantage point today's students will unfortunately never hear.

They also told of how they felt betrayed not only by the anti-war protesters here at home but sadly by the previous generation of veterans (WWII, Korea) who did not give them much support while they were fighting or when they returned. They had vowed then that it would NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN, and that is largely why they were assembled in DC yesterday.

Some also told me it was because they had "old scores to settle" with the anti-war protesters who had lied about them back in the '60s, and who were lying about the present conflict now. They reserved particular venom for Hanoi Jane. And let me tell you in no uncertain terms (without describing in detail the specific language they used) that they were definitely "not FONDA Jane." No sir.

I was honored that these brave men allowed me ride the bus with them.

(Sorry about the long ramble!)
1,200 posted on 03/18/2007 6:05:25 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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