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Why Does Fox News Hate Ron Paul?
AOL News ^ | Sep 7th 2007 | Jeff Hoard

Posted on 09/07/2007 1:07:39 PM PDT by NapkinUser

Edited on 09/07/2007 2:33:06 PM PDT by Lead Moderator. [history]

Fox News moderators in the debate accused Paul of taking "Marching orders from Al Qaeda." Arguably the worst moderating I have seen, as Paul ends up having to debate the moderators?!?

During this debate season, Fox News decided to add "cell phone voting" to the post-debate analysis. After the first debate, Ron Paul won the cell phone vote, much to the displeasure of the Fox News pundits (youtube video from that debate here.)

The second Fox News debate was no different. Pundits Hannity and Colmes assure the audience that Ron Paul is winning the poll simply because people are redialing. What is the point of having a poll if people are able to abuse it? Ron Paul supporters, a bit tired of being beaten down by the media, put together this video to debunk the Hannity and Colmes "redialing theory."

Click here to watch the video

I am curious to know if Fox News viewers would like to see each candidate treated fairly, or if they prefer that the newscasters go as far as lying to make some candidates look worse than others.



TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 911truther; gopprimaries; greenieweenies; howtoirritatepeople; losertarian; moonbats; nutburger; paul; rino; ronpaul
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1 posted on 09/07/2007 1:07:42 PM PDT by NapkinUser
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To: NapkinUser
I definitely don't think that newscasters should go as far as lying to make some candidates look worse than others.

Ron Paul can do it without their help.

2 posted on 09/07/2007 1:10:17 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: NapkinUser
Why Does Fox News Hate Ron Paul?

Uh, because he is a manipulative phony and sore wack-job loser?

3 posted on 09/07/2007 1:12:19 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims.)
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To: NapkinUser
Why Does Fox News Hate Ron Paul?

I can't think of one reason. It's probably a multitude of sins.

4 posted on 09/07/2007 1:12:34 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: NapkinUser
I used to have some respect for him. I particularly liked reading his articles.

But after seeing him on the "debate" and some of his other recent ramblings....this guy is a nut!

5 posted on 09/07/2007 1:12:47 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("I fear we have woken a sleeping giant and filled her with a terrible resolve" - Osama 9-11-01?)
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To: NapkinUser

He’s not Rudy for one thing.


6 posted on 09/07/2007 1:13:58 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: NapkinUser; Allegra
Why Does Fox News Hate Ron Paul?>>>>>>>>>>>>> His an effin traitor, and a RINO to boot.

Running for pres?

He is in the wrong party.

He should call Howard Dean and Michael Moore, and read up on the history of fascism.

Then he will know why Fox hates him.

Paul is in the same mold as Fascist ass lickers like Joseph Kennedy amd Charles Linidhberg were in 1938

And he thinks he has a chance at winning a nomination in the Republican Party.

Who does he think he is kidding?

Ron needs to drop out and take an ethics course in US citizenship.

7 posted on 09/07/2007 1:14:00 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: NapkinUser

Why do liberal moonbats and socialist democrats LOVE Ron Paul?


8 posted on 09/07/2007 1:14:46 PM PDT by infidel29 (The US Military: Doing the job politicians don't want to do.)
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To: NapkinUser; Allegra
Ron Paul?

Pull my finger.

9 posted on 09/07/2007 1:16:04 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: NapkinUser

Why does Ron Paul hate the United States of America?


10 posted on 09/07/2007 1:16:56 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick
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To: NapkinUser

Perhaps it is because he has spoken out in favor of Iran, Sudan, Syria, Somalia and others in promoting his nonintervention position.


11 posted on 09/07/2007 1:18:13 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: infidel29

...Dilutes the GOP base. Same as when they voted McCain in the primaries.


12 posted on 09/07/2007 1:20:56 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: NapkinUser
I prolly shouldn't feed the trolls, but... Ron Paul is not a serious candidate. His misguided view on the current World War, in which Islamofascists are our primary enemy, and Iraq the place they want to establish as the capital of their Caliphate. Besides, I thought Jimmy Carter taught us a lesson about dealing with these people. I like many of ron Paul's ideas, but his view on the war removes him from consideration by me. Try looking at Slate, where they keep a page updated on political futures, where people lay down real money on who they think will win...
currently Ron Paul is around 4 out of 100.

Any questions?
13 posted on 09/07/2007 1:21:16 PM PDT by Thunder Pig (Sometimes you have to roll the hard six. ---Cmdr Wm Adama)
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To: Candor7

LOL - was that taped at one of his Meet-Ups?


14 posted on 09/07/2007 1:21:22 PM PDT by Allegra (Turning Vanity Threads Into New Socks Threads at Every Opportunity)
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To: NapkinUser

HE”S A NUT!!!! humorless also.


15 posted on 09/07/2007 1:24:23 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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To: NapkinUser

Probably because they know he can’t beat Hillary.


16 posted on 09/07/2007 1:25:57 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: NapkinUser

Because he made all of his followers put on nikes and drink cyanide flavored kool-aid a few years ago?


17 posted on 09/07/2007 1:27:29 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: NapkinUser

18 posted on 09/07/2007 1:27:41 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: NapkinUser

Why does AOL hate America?


19 posted on 09/07/2007 1:28:39 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (If You Support America - Thank a Soldier; If You Support Al-Qaeda - Thank a Democrat!)
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To: NapkinUser

I think Brit lost focus for a moment when he asked that and thought he was talking to Juan.


20 posted on 09/07/2007 1:29:10 PM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: NapkinUser

GET LOST


21 posted on 09/07/2007 1:35:26 PM PDT by HockeyPop
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To: NapkinUser
Because he blamed America for the attacks on 9/11. With bin laden releasing a new video today, I can’t tell where bin laden leaves off and paul begins. They think exactly alike on the WOT, Iraq and Afghanistan.

LLS

22 posted on 09/07/2007 1:35:43 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: NapkinUser

Chris Wallace asked a legitimate question, as it was the question on everyone’s mind, and quite frankly, it was generous of Wallace to give Ron Paul a chance to defend himself against what everyone is thinking.

Of course his answer that he takes his marching orders from the UN instead didn’t help him much.


23 posted on 09/07/2007 1:36:45 PM PDT by counterpunch ("The Democrats are the party of slavery." - Cindy Sheehan)
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To: NapkinUser

Ron Paul sounds and looks like Pee Wee Herman on crack. What’s not to dislike?


24 posted on 09/07/2007 1:37:31 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: NapkinUser
Fox can't refute Paul on the merits. Paul may go but his issue lingers on. Opposition to our troops being killed for nation building or trying to end a thousand year religious civil war is going to haunt GOP.

Besides Fox is pushing the batshit, wife cheating, liar Ghouliani.

25 posted on 09/07/2007 1:37:58 PM PDT by ex-snook ("But above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: NapkinUser

Give it up.


26 posted on 09/07/2007 1:39:21 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NapkinUser

I am of the opinion that it is impossible to love Ron Paul as much as Ron Paul loves Ron Paul. It is my opinion that the dems are supporting this guy and propping him up in hopes he will be the 2008 version of Ross Perot. If they can convince him that he is doing that well or is that loved, they think he will run as an independent sucking votes away from the Republican. I think it may backfire on the dems, as Paul seems closer to them.


27 posted on 09/07/2007 1:39:57 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: NapkinUser

Because Ron Paul is as crazy as the proverbial sh*thouse rat. He is a low budget Ross Perot whose continuing presence in the race could put another Clinton in the White House.


28 posted on 09/07/2007 1:42:24 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: NapkinUser

Who does Ron P. remind you of (if you are over 50)?

Jimmy Carter. He has the same academic “I’ve got the world figured out” attitude as the worst President in modern times.


29 posted on 09/07/2007 1:43:57 PM PDT by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: ex-snook

I watch Fox all the time, I haven’t noticed them pushing Rudy.


30 posted on 09/07/2007 1:44:13 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: DreamsofPolycarp; The_Eaglet; Irontank; Gamecock; elkfersupper; dcwusmc; gnarledmaw; ...

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RP supporters with a YouTube, showing that Sean Vannity's blather about "Ron Paul's dirty hippies are redialing" to account for his text-poll victory is a complete lie. And one we have reason to believe he knew was a lie even when he said it.
31 posted on 09/07/2007 1:48:44 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: ClearCase_guy

Well said.


32 posted on 09/07/2007 1:50:40 PM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Allegra
LOL - was that taped at one of his Meet-Ups?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

For some reason Ron keeps having his pressers around running water and laughing people.

Must be a new thing over at Fox News ;-)

33 posted on 09/07/2007 1:51:18 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: NapkinUser

I don’t know why Fox hates him. I just know why I won’t support him.


34 posted on 09/07/2007 1:51:39 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Ditter
I watch Fox all the time, I haven’t noticed them pushing Rudy.

Hannity adores the guy, and that's understandable -- Sean's rise to national prominence happened in Giuliani's heyday. He's boosting Rudy the same way he did Schwarzenkennedy because his #1 priority, IMHO, is that the GOP wins regardless of how it's accomplished because the worst Republican would be better than the best Dem.

35 posted on 09/07/2007 1:52:44 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee ("Norman Hsu:" Chinese for "Abramoff")
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To: NapkinUser

uh, it is quite obvious isnt it?

no ad spending.


36 posted on 09/07/2007 1:53:24 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: ex-snook

He is a moonbat moron


37 posted on 09/07/2007 1:53:40 PM PDT by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: NapkinUser
Fox News moderators in the debate accused Paul of taking "Marching orders from Al Qaeda."

Transcript?

38 posted on 09/07/2007 1:53:40 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee ("Norman Hsu:" Chinese for "Abramoff")
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To: Thunder Pig
Any questions?

Yeah...what makes you think the invasion of Iraq did not serve Al Qaeda's interests? Maybe its not Ron Paul's views on the current World War that are misguided...the people who actually make a living by knowing something about AQ seem to mostly agree with his take on Iraq and the war against Al Qaeda

The CIA believes the Iraq insurgency poses an international threat and may produce better-trained Islamic terrorists than the 1980s Afghanistan war that gave rise to Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, a US counter-terrorism official said.

A classified report from the US spy agency says Iraqi and foreign fighters are developing a broad range of deadly skills, from car bombings and assassinations to tightly coordinated conventional attacks on police and military targets, the official said.

Once the insurgency ends, Islamic militants are likely to disperse as highly organised battle-hardened combatants capable of operating throughout the Arab-speaking world and in other regions including Europe.

But the May report, which has been widely circulated in the intelligence community, also cites a potential threat to the United States.

"You have people coming to the action with anti-US sentiment ... And since they're Iraqi or foreign Arabs or to some degree Kurds, they have more communities they can blend into outside Iraq," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the report's classified status.
--Iraq insurgency may have international ramifications: CIA

Iraq insurgency may have international ramifications: CIA

Islamic extremists are exploiting the Iraqi conflict to recruit new anti-U.S. Jihadists. Those Jihadists who survive will leave Iraq experienced in, and focused on acts of urban terrorism. They represent a potential pool of contacts to build transnational terrorist cells, groups, networks, in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and other countries.
--CIA Director Porter Goss, testimony to Congress, February 16, 2005

And who are these radicalized Islamic terrorists? Are we really drawing existing terrorists into Iraq so that we can better kill them? Not exactly...two separate studies indicate that most of the terrorists killing American soldiers in Iraq were never before engaged in terrorist activities...the American presence in Iraq is inspiring them to become Islamist terrorists

From the study done in 2005 by the Israeli think tank, Global Research in International Affairs:

From the partial data available of Arab volunteers killed in Iraq, we can further learn that some of them, not only Saudis, came from wealthy or upper middle class families. Some were students who left their studies in order to join the battle in Iraq. Only few were involved in past Islamist insurgencies in Afghanistan, Bosnia, or Chechnya. Three Saudis, two Lebanese, and one Kuwaiti were sons of Afghan alumni. Yet, the vast majority of Arabs killed in Iraq have never taken part in any terrorist activity prior to their arrival in Iraq. One Syrian was 13 years old and with his father in Fallujah, where the two were killed.

Many of the Arabs killed in Iraq, especially the Saudis, went to Iraq in groups, consisting mainly of friends, and some were influenced by brothers or other family members to join the Jihad.
-- Global Research in International Affairs

ARAB VOLUNTEERS KILLED IN IRAQ: AN ANALYSIS

I can tell you this. In November or December of 2001, when, you know, America and coalition forces invaded Afghanistan, and fought the battle of Tora Bora, although we didn't capture or kill bin Laden or Zawahri or some of the other top lieutenants, Al-Qaida was essentially dead.

It was not only that most of the members had been killed or captured. It was repudiated throughout the world. And it -- you know, the internal documents show that they were in great despair. Unfortunately, Iraq has given -- the -- the war in Iraq has given them new life. And I -- I fear the progeny of Al-Qaida are going to be with us for a long time.
--Lawrence Wright, author of Looming Towers--Pulitzer Prize winning book on Al Qaeda

Michael Scheurer, former head of the CIA's Bin Laden desk on the invasion of Iraq:

if Osama was a Christian it was the Christmas present he’d always asked his parents for but would have never believed it would actually be delivered. Ah it broke the back of American counter terrorism efforts and counter terrorism policy ah in many ways and I have to say I’m not an expert on Iraq in terms of Saddam’s regime but before we went into Iraq we should have really balanced the two. Ah whatever the threats Saddam posed, what we’ve done by going into Iraq is basically validate what everything that al Qaeda has said about the Americans for the past decade in the eyes, at least in the eyes of Muslim. The Americans lust after ah Arab oil. They’ll destroy any Muslim government that stands up to them. They’ll destroy any Muslim government that threatens Israel. They will, they intend to annihilate Islam and occupy our sanctities while I bet no one even mentioned to the President before the invasion of Iraq that Iraq is the second most important place in Islam so ah in terms of what we have now, what we have is Afghanistan to the tenth degree because Afghanistan when the Soviets invaded was an Islamic backwater. It took a long time before the Middle East really began pumping fighters and money into Afghanistan. Iraq is smack in the heart of the Arab homeland and it’s going to be a magnet for Mujahadeen for the foreseeable future.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, in a letter intercepted and translated by Centcom states that AQ would like to “prolong the war”:

The most important thing is that you continue in your jihad in Iraq, and that you be patient and forbearing, even in weakness, and even with fewer operations; even if each day had half of the number of current daily operations, that is not a problem, or even less than that. So, do not be hasty. The most important thing is that the jihad continues with steadfastness and firm rooting, and that it grows in terms of supporters, strength, clarity of justification, and visible proof each day.Indeed, prolonging the war is in our interest, with God’s permission

39 posted on 09/07/2007 1:55:39 PM PDT by uxbridge
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To: L.N. Smithee
Hannity is one guy not Fox News. I don’t watch him often so I haven’t noticed. Is the news department at Fox promoting Rudy? As I said I haven’t noticed.
40 posted on 09/07/2007 1:57:43 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: George W. Bush
RP supporters with a YouTube, showing that Sean Vannity's blather about "Ron Paul's dirty hippies are redialing" to account for his text-poll victory is a complete lie. And one we have reason to believe he knew was a lie even when he said it.

What will you say when he barely registers in the returns in New Hampshire? That the voting machines were rigged?

41 posted on 09/07/2007 1:58:47 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee ("Norman Hsu:" Chinese for "Abramoff")
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To: kimoajax
I don’t see that resemblance at all. Jimmy had/has a nice smile and wears cardigans that fit. Dr. Paul wore a suit that was two sizes to big, and I don’t think I’ve seen his smile. Come to think of it, I’m not sure I want to.
42 posted on 09/07/2007 1:59:48 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: NapkinUser

Why does a network owned by a Corporate-Globalist One-Worlder hate Ron Paul? Geez, I can’t imagine.


43 posted on 09/07/2007 1:59:57 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: NapkinUser

What’s not to hate?

H


44 posted on 09/07/2007 2:00:47 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Don't worry. History will get it right ... and we'll both be dead." - George W. Bush to Karl Rove)
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To: NapkinUser
Good Luck with your presidential hopeful.

I just laugh every time I see your name.

I imagine the moment you joined FR and upon long consideration of all the ideas that came into your mind, you decided this one fit best.

45 posted on 09/07/2007 2:06:42 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: L.N. Smithee

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,295886,00.html

WALLACE: Congressman Paul — and I’d like you to take 30 seconds to answer this — you’re basically saying that we should take our marching orders from Al Qaida? If they want us off the Arabian Peninsula, we should leave?

(LAUGHTER)

PAUL: No.

(APPLAUSE)

PAUL: I’m saying we should take our marching orders from our Constitution.....


46 posted on 09/07/2007 2:08:02 PM PDT by A.P.M.
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To: NapkinUser
Because Ru Paul is a lunatic.
47 posted on 09/07/2007 2:08:24 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Liberals are "American aliens." They were born IN America but they are not OF America.)
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To: Rudder
I bet all the Ron Paul-bots have been clogging up all of FNC's telephone lines/email boxes/fax machines.

I'm guessing his rabid supporters are doing more harm than good, repelling a lot more people than they attract.

48 posted on 09/07/2007 2:08:49 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: NapkinUser
The same reason I hate him. He an apologist for al Qaeda. He is a certifiable nut. After he loses the POTUS race, I will work my ass off to have him replaced by a real conservative republican in his house seat. Paul will lose embarrassingly in the race for the white house and his days as a congressman are numbered. You can take that to the bank.
49 posted on 09/07/2007 2:09:07 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: L.N. Smithee

I suspect that will be the time when we start seeing far fewer posts from the Paulites around here.


50 posted on 09/07/2007 2:11:05 PM PDT by End Times Crusader (Ron Paul - domestic enemy of America)
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