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Obama: Arab-American Families Being Rounded Up?
American Thinker ^ | 3-04-08 | Lance Fairchok

Posted on 03/04/2008 10:38:32 AM PST by smoothsailing

March 04, 2008

Obama: Arab-American Families Being Rounded Up?

By Lance Fairchok

"If there is an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties. It is that fundamental belief, I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper, it is that fundamental belief that makes this country work." - Senator Barack Obama

In a televised twelve-second campaign spot aired in Texas, Senator Obama gives a stirring speech to a standing ovation. It is the predictable litany of American faults he will miraculously correct: literacy, expensive prescription drugs and insufficient civil liberties. However, he seems particularly concerned for Arab-Americans. "If there is an Arab American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties."

This was an astonishing statement, an infuriating statement and a statement that speaks volumes to Obama's ideology.

Arab-American families being rounded up would not only threaten all our civil liberties, it would raise such a universal outcry, it could not long endure. Even the suggestion it could occur is a profound insult to our nation and our citizenry. It is an image of the gulag, the death camp, the dictatorship, and so inappropriate in any discussion about America, it is beneath our contempt.

Perhaps the Senator is carried away by his remarkable political ascendancy and so emboldened by the lack of critical comment in the press, he believes he can say anything. Perhaps he believes he has so mesmerized us with his oratory that we will not catch the inference of his words. Perhaps he really believes that we are that kind of country, that our people do not cherish civil liberty sufficiently to defend it for all citizens.

This despicable image of innocent families imprisoned and the ethnic cleansing it suggests is a theme the radical left nurtures. It is by design intended to portray an unjust and intolerant people, it was no error, no misstatement. It elicits moral outrage with false assumptions, endlessly repeating those assumptions until believed. It is behind the exaggeration of everything the U.S. does in the war on terror or against Islamic extremism. It is behind the hysteria over the Patriot Act.

As divorced from truth as it is, it is found everywhere in the propaganda of the left, from the Bush-Hitler signs, to the fabrications of American military wrongdoing in the press, to the invented Islamophobia in our populace. It is the motivation behind Michael Moore, Code Pink, MoveOn.Org and George Soros. It is unfortunately the message the media aids and abets.

This moral contrariness gives us American "progressives" embracing dictators and terrorists such as Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, Iran's Ahmedinejhad and Syria's Bashar al Assad. It finds equivalence between defending America and Al Qaeda and Hezbollah terrorism. It believes malevolent evil can actually be stopped with dialogue and compromise. It gravitates to a miserable "better red than dead" nihilism that allows no pride or faith in America. It excuses our enemies and indicts everything American. It is the impenitent legacy of the Carter and Clinton administrations. It is illogical and irrational and a road to failure and catastrophe.

"I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper, it is that fundamental belief that makes this country work." Yet, he also says that our country does not work, that we need change. Even as he wraps this contradiction in biblical allusion and positive words like "Hope" and "Change We Can Believe In" his underlying belief system surfaces in clues overlooked by his handlers.

The bleak fantasy of Arab-American families interned for being Arabs and, of course, for being Muslim is very plausible to the radicals that help write his speeches. Senator Obama holds a wretched America in his heart, a country he has no pride in nor wishes to preserve. If his vision starts from failure, where will it end? There is no truth in his words, just as there is no substance. One may speak well, but still speak lies. An Obama presidency would be a disaster.

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. - Cicero

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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1 posted on 03/04/2008 10:38:33 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Slicker than Slick I would say - what say you?

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

2 posted on 03/04/2008 10:41:04 AM PST by expatguy ("An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - New & Improved - Now with Search)
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To: smoothsailing

Senator, just how many Arab-American families have been “rounded up” in your lifetime?


3 posted on 03/04/2008 10:41:53 AM PST by FReepaholic (Me no bottom man. Me top man.)
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To: smoothsailing

John McCain will beat this guy...just watch...


4 posted on 03/04/2008 10:44:31 AM PST by Tulane
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To: FReepaholic

Not enough, but its never to early to get started.


5 posted on 03/04/2008 10:44:48 AM PST by steveyp
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To: smoothsailing

An astonishing notion indeed.


6 posted on 03/04/2008 10:45:04 AM PST by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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To: smoothsailing

Islamist to the core, whether he claims to be Christian or not.


7 posted on 03/04/2008 10:46:29 AM PST by onedoug
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To: smoothsailing
You know, I've always thought that most people misinterpreted that passage in Genesis. God never says that Cain was, or should be, his brother's keeper.

Animals in the zoo have keepers. Does an adult, sane human need one?

No, what God was asking Cain was, why did you murder your brother? And Cain didn't have a good reply, so he asked God if he was his brother's keeper. And God never said that he was.

Read it for yourself.

Genesis 4

8 Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." [d] And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

9 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"

10 The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.

11 Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth."

8 posted on 03/04/2008 10:46:39 AM PST by chesley (Where's the omelet? -- Orwell)
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To: smoothsailing

If I was Ms. Clinton or Mr. McCain, I would immediately demand a detailed listing of each and every “Arab-American” family which has been summarily “rounded up” in this country in the last 232 years.

My guess is this list will have 0 (zero) names on it.


9 posted on 03/04/2008 10:47:53 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: smoothsailing

“If there is an Arab American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties.”

Obama, even if they overstayed a Visa?


10 posted on 03/04/2008 10:48:08 AM PST by Son House (The Democrat's High Tax Rates Suppress American Freedom, Opportunity and Jobs..)
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To: smoothsailing
He thinks he's Denzel Washington in The Siege.



People, you've got to help me!
Bruce Willis has put Monk in an internment camp!

11 posted on 03/04/2008 10:48:40 AM PST by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: FReepaholic

You missed the weasel word “IF” ...

See Luke 19:8 and Zaccheus the tax collector:

Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, AND IF I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.”


12 posted on 03/04/2008 10:50:01 AM PST by Appleby
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To: smoothsailing

The is was in a texas ad, so Obama is more than likely pandering to the Latinos. Its an obvious arrest and deportation reference

“If there is an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties. It is that fundamental belief, I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper, it is that fundamental belief that makes this country work.” - Senator Barack Obama


13 posted on 03/04/2008 10:50:11 AM PST by chemical_boy
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To: expatguy
Slicker than Slick I would say - what say you?

Only as slick as we allow him to be. In reality, he's a deceiver comfortable in the knowledge that the media, at least thus far, will ignore reality.

14 posted on 03/04/2008 10:50:12 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Excellent piece by Fairchok, he nailed Obama to a tee. BO plays on the fears of the uninformed and rallies the moonbats.

I’ve referred to him as an empty suit in the past, I’ll never do it again. An empty suit is a bumbler, BO knows exactly what he’s doing.


15 posted on 03/04/2008 10:50:47 AM PST by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: smoothsailing

“rounding up”?

LOL

Who? Where?

Show me Obama.

Show me even ONE example.


16 posted on 03/04/2008 10:51:08 AM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: expatguy

Obama = crypto Muslim
Obama = semi Muslim
Obama = virtual Muslim
Obama = defacto Muslim


17 posted on 03/04/2008 10:53:07 AM PST by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! <<<||>>> Never bet on Islam!)
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To: smoothsailing

Obama is “getting his stupid on”. Why would he mention soething like this? It only raises the matter of his heritage which is not helful in this case.


18 posted on 03/04/2008 10:54:08 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Tulane

Hell, I have previously stated quite strongly that I would NEVER vote for McCain no matter what (because I think he is insane), but if/when THIS A—hole gets the Democrat nomination, I may have to change my mind.

Better a pro-American “mad-man” in the Oval office (the worst he is likely to do is nuke some country that probably needs it anyway), than an “Arab-first”, National Socialist, slicky-boy who will enthusiastically forfeit our nation’s sovereignty to an alien culture.

The more I see, hear and learn about Mr. Obama the more I fear for my country’s survival if he achieves the highest office in the land.


19 posted on 03/04/2008 10:54:14 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: chesley

That’s the root of the problem. We are supposed to be responsible for ourselves...to be our own keepers.

Socialists want to be everyone’s keepers. They want to be responsible for others and have others be responsible for them.


20 posted on 03/04/2008 10:56:11 AM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions)
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To: Tulane
John McCain will beat this guy...just watch...

From your lips to God's ears. I'm afraid that the stupid, uninformed American Electorate are so taken by his charisma and oratory that they will elect this guy and if they do, TURN OUT THE LIGHTS, THE PARTY'S OVER.
21 posted on 03/04/2008 10:56:55 AM PST by no dems (Political Correctness is Fascism.)
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To: onedoug

Ding ding ding, we have a winner! An inept Islamist at that - showed his cards way too early.

This is te year of the Manchurian candidates: Obama is running as an American Christian, but is really an Islamist. Hillary is running as an American Democrat, but is really a, well, Chinese Manchurian socialist. And McCain is running as an American Republican, but is really an American Democrat.

The last choice is bad, but at least its American...


22 posted on 03/04/2008 10:57:25 AM PST by piytar
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To: jazusamo
It is a good read. BO is a natural liar, it's nothing to him. In Islam the practice is known as Taqiyya.
23 posted on 03/04/2008 10:58:38 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

BTTT


24 posted on 03/04/2008 11:02:36 AM PST by LucyJo
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To: SeaHawkFan

He mentions it because it is an easily-internalized outrageous notion. That he said it will be presumptive evidence to many that it did/is/will happen, at which point those many will demand something be done about it, and put him in power to do so.


25 posted on 03/04/2008 11:05:48 AM PST by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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To: onedoug
Islamist to the core, whether he claims to be Christian or not.

The day I see his baptismal certificate is the day I believe Obama is Christian. Even then I will demand verification  authentication on the baptism

Until then Obama was born Muslim and is Muslim and took Koran classes is Arabic in Indonesia which was not that common.

26 posted on 03/04/2008 11:10:17 AM PST by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! <<<||>>> Never bet on Islam!)
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To: smoothsailing
Is the author saying that Aran-Americans weren’t “rounded up?” Cuz after 9/11 plenty (like 5,000 IIRC) of persons were detained for questioning - some just because of their skin tone.
27 posted on 03/04/2008 11:15:12 AM PST by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: smoothsailing
"If there is an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties. It is that fundamental belief, I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper, it is that fundamental belief that makes this country work." - Senator Barack Obama

The trouble with hypotheticals is that all kinds of hateful things are possible under the cloak of rhetorical protection:

If there is a stealth radical muslim, one of millions who daily threaten to destroy us, whose first name is "bearer of muhamed (buraq)" and whose middle name honors a murderous dictator hanged for crimes against humanity (Hussein), and he is running for president of the United States of America, it doesn't take much intellectual horsepower to see that it is a profound contradiction, and the certain road to oblivion.

I personally feel totally dedicated to the task of unmasking him, and making sure that his ilk is eradicated from the face of the earth.

The trouble with the word "if" is that anything that immediately follows can almost always be assumed to be false.

28 posted on 03/04/2008 11:20:23 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: smoothsailing

29 posted on 03/04/2008 11:23:56 AM PST by Rodger Schultz (Seeds & Hammers)
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To: endthematrix
Is the author saying that Aran-Americans weren’t “rounded up?” Cuz after 9/11 plenty (like 5,000 IIRC) of persons were detained for questioning - some just because of their skin tone.

Cute weasel statement. Are you running for president too?

Name one. Just one such "family".
But of course, do not include all those who were here illegaly; who were here ostensibly to attend school, but never went to classes; who spent their time here as "guests" recruiting for terrorism camps, of collecting funds to aid foreign (or domestic) terrorists...

Just give us the name of one family, who doesn't fall into one of those categories.

30 posted on 03/04/2008 11:31:55 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Rodger Schultz
Obama: Arab-American Families Being Rounded Up?

Not yet, but keep talking Mr. Obama.

31 posted on 03/04/2008 11:33:05 AM PST by ME-262 (Nancy Pelosi is known to the state of CA to render Viagra ineffective causing reproductive harm.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
You can’t recall the sweeps after 9/11?

Many were detained and released and some were deported for immigration violations. Why the shock at ethnic profiling?

32 posted on 03/04/2008 11:33:50 AM PST by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: Publius6961
There were almost 1000 IIRC who were deported on immigration violations. One IIIC, was a cabbie that a NY cop just walked up to and started to question him after the attack.

There was a hotel in Boston that was raided and the detainees released and I recall that plane passengers were detained in NYC that were released.

There may have been lawsuits, I don’t know - or care.

33 posted on 03/04/2008 11:40:31 AM PST by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: endthematrix
It did happen, and it should have at the time. I don't think that's relevent to the author's point.
34 posted on 03/04/2008 11:45:25 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

The government is not rounding up and expelling people who have overwhelmingly admitted that they favor terrorism, and who prove it by their donations to terrorist-front causes, and who sponsor dens of hate and indoctrination, and who hate this country.


35 posted on 03/04/2008 11:49:08 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: smoothsailing
This was an astonishing statement, an infuriating statement and a statement that speaks volumes to Obama's ideology.

Yes, I've wondered about B. Hussein's ideology ever since I read this:
 
Obama: Man of the World
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
Published: March 6, 2007

Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to
prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that
seemed delightfully uncalculated [...], Mr. Obama described the
call to prayer as "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at
sunset."
http://select.nytimes.com/2007/03/06/opinion/06kristof.html?_r=3&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin




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36 posted on 03/04/2008 11:49:30 AM PST by JCG
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To: smoothsailing
The bleak fantasy of Arab-American families interned for being Arabs and, of course, for being Muslim is very plausible to the radicals that help write his speeches.

And, it must be noted, something that is greatly desired by certain FReepers, as well.

Even given the unlikelihood of the event, Obama and his speechwriters at least have the advantage of being against it.

What excuse do our FReeper friends offer for what they recommend?

37 posted on 03/04/2008 11:54:27 AM PST by r9etb
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To: expatguy
I read some of your posts at your website, you offer a fresh insight that I found interesting. Thanks. BTW, That Rick Moran comes across as a POS, something I've noticed before. American Thinker would be wise to dump him.
38 posted on 03/04/2008 11:56:45 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: endthematrix
I remember all of those nameless people committed acts of terrorism, too, IIRC.

You muslims don't believe in names? Or do you just assume they are all named "mohamed?"

39 posted on 03/04/2008 11:59:18 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: smoothsailing
WTF? Has he lost his mind?
40 posted on 03/04/2008 12:13:25 PM PST by pabianice
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To: FReepaholic
"Senator, just how many Arab-American families have been “rounded up” in your lifetime?"

Just like all those black church burnings in Arkansas that never happened. The Libtards always project their own secret beliefs and urges on everyone else. It's part of their psychosis.

41 posted on 03/04/2008 12:17:34 PM PST by Desron13 (If you constantly vote between the lesser of two evils then evil is your ultimate destination.)
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To: pabianice

LOL!!!!


42 posted on 03/04/2008 12:19:34 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Interesting piece on Taqiyya. I guess my simplistic way of putting it would be to say people employing it are scumbags, or worse.


43 posted on 03/04/2008 12:19:49 PM PST by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo

Well, the way you put it works for me! :)


44 posted on 03/04/2008 12:22:08 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: expatguy
"If there is an Arab-American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney, it threatens my civil liberties. It is that fundamental belief, I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper, it is that fundamental belief that makes this country work." - Senator Barack Obama

It won't be long before he talks about remembering the burning of mosques when he was a youngster.

45 posted on 03/04/2008 12:23:17 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: r9etb
"What excuse do our FReeper friends offer for what they recommend?"

The verdict is still out on this one. It may very well be that there can be no peaceful coexistence with Islam and the modern world. At that point, deportation may be our only humane option. Either that or face bloody civil war as in Kosovo. It seem like once the Muslims reach the critical mass of around ten percent of a population, the mayhem and murder begins. This has been repeated everywhere it has occurred. I can't think of even a single exception. So there you have your answer.

46 posted on 03/04/2008 12:24:58 PM PST by Desron13 (If you constantly vote between the lesser of two evils then evil is your ultimate destination.)
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To: smoothsailing

Even in the heated time just after 9/11 Muslim families were not rounded up. I’m not sure what a Democrat president would have done given the precedent set by Roosevelt.


47 posted on 03/04/2008 12:26:48 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: smoothsailing
And his fans thank him.


48 posted on 03/04/2008 12:27:58 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: no dems

—John McCain will beat this guy...just watch...—

McCain is lucky if he gets to November without suffering an MI!


49 posted on 03/04/2008 12:32:30 PM PST by paleorite
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To: Mike Darancette
And his fans thank him. Photobucket
50 posted on 03/04/2008 12:44:11 PM PST by smoothsailing
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