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Six Words Michelle Obama Didn't Say
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Posted on 08/26/2008 5:12:36 AM PDT by patriotspride

Anyone else notice that Michelle didn't Thank her Mom in her speech?

Didn't hear any of the pundits comment on this last night.

All it would have taken was six words, Thank You Mom, I Love You.

Opportunity of a lifetime to honor the person who raised and cared for you, gave you a great video intro, and you missed it.

Shame on you Michelle.


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Anyone else notice that Michelle didn't Thank her Mom in her speech?

Didn't hear any of the pundits comment on this last night.

All it would have taken was six words, Thank You Mom, I Love You.

Opportunity of a lifetime to honor the person who raised and cared for you, gave you a great video intro, and you missed it.

Shame on you Michelle.

1 posted on 08/26/2008 5:12:37 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: patriotspride

How about “I am racist, communist America hater?”


2 posted on 08/26/2008 5:14:54 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: patriotspride
mothers don't matter. children don't matter. it doesn't matter when life begins.

Only one thing matter:

POWER.

3 posted on 08/26/2008 5:15:13 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (when you're bot, you're pwn3d)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Sad, but true.

For all of the attempt at humanizing I felt this speech was more about what’s in it for me........


4 posted on 08/26/2008 5:17:31 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: patriotspride
She thanked her father but not her mother. Did she really miss those six little words? I find it hard to believe a child would honor one but not both parents.

"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 Palelologus

5 posted on 08/26/2008 5:17:57 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: patriotspride

Because it is all about Michelle. . . .


6 posted on 08/26/2008 5:20:45 AM PDT by esquirette (If we do not know our own worldview, we will accept theirs.)
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To: goldstategop

If you get a chance watch it again.

I sat there with my wife watching for it, as I found it odd that she spent more time on her brother, and father, and left out her Mom who was in the audience.

Only oblique reference was I stand here as a daughter.....

This slight, tells me a lot about what she is all about.


7 posted on 08/26/2008 5:21:09 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: patriotspride

More importantly, she described how Barack drove her and the new baby home ever so carefully from the hospital. Was this to cloud the FACT that Barack worked to make sure that other newborn babies would be thrown away to die in an ignominious manner?


8 posted on 08/26/2008 5:21:48 AM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: patriotspride

“I am voting for John McCain.”

“Stop me before I spout again.”

“I’m sorry I’ve been so ungrateful.”

“Haven’t cracked a Bible in years.”


9 posted on 08/26/2008 5:24:38 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: SumProVita
More importantly, she described how Barack drove her and the new baby home ever so carefully from the hospital. Was this to cloud the FACT that Barack worked to make sure that other newborn babies would be thrown away to die in an ignominious manner?

"So, we'll just keep it for a few days and see if it's a blessing or a punishment."

10 posted on 08/26/2008 5:24:59 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: SumProVita

Didn’t think of that, good observation.

This was Political Posturing , not humanizing.

Don’t know if you saw McCain on Leno.

Very natural, quick to make a joke about himself, and right to the point when he had the opportunity to do a little politicking.

Great move on his part to get more face time with Leno, as compared to viewers who would really watch the DNC convention.


11 posted on 08/26/2008 5:25:26 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: SumProVita

You are admirable for listening to this tripe. I turn the tv off when her or his mugs appear. I have had enough already.


12 posted on 08/26/2008 5:25:32 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: patriotspride
I think you're right. You can't really be a good person if you don't show concern for the people who brought into this world and gave you your values. Someone who doesn't honor their parents doesn't strike me as a good person. That makes me want to reassess my view about that little family values show they put on at the end. It would then be as phony, contrived and hollowed as everything else about them. What really turned me off was Ted Kennedy ripping into our troops' mission in Iraq as a "mistake." He didn't have a few good words to say about them and their sacrifices on behalf our country. He had to tear them down and rip our country! This is what the English poet T.S Elliot referred to in the past century as "hollow men." They are pretentious people who look good outside but are dead inside. The Democratic Party is dead inside. I just don't know what to think anymore. Everything is calculated and fake with these people. They have no soul!

"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 Palelologus

13 posted on 08/26/2008 5:25:34 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: patriotspride

The Obamas and the DNC are wrong about the American Dream.

The American Dream is that if you work hard, and persist, you can achieve great things.

Their American Dream seems to be centered on what you can get for free in America. Look at all that’s been given to the Obamas out of all proportion to their efforts and accomplishments.


14 posted on 08/26/2008 5:27:41 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: patriotspride
There were direct references to both her mom and her dad:

And I come here as a daughter -- raised on the South Side of Chicago by a father who was a blue collar city worker, and a mother who stayed at home with my brother and me. My mother's love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, and her intelligence reflected in my own daughters.

My Dad was our rock. Although he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in his early thirties, he was our provider, our champion, our hero. But as he got sicker, it got harder for him to walk, it took him longer to get dressed in the morning. But if he was in pain, he never let on. He never stopped smiling and laughing -- even while struggling to button his shirt, even while using two canes to get himself across the room to give my Mom a kiss. He just woke up a little earlier, and worked a little harder.

He and my mom poured everything they had into me and Craig. It was the greatest gift a child could receive: never doubting for a single minute that you're loved, and cherished, and have a place in this world. And thanks to their faith and their hard work, we both were able to go on to college. So I know firsthand from their lives -- and mine -- that the American Dream endures.

She spent an extra paragraph on her dad, presumably because his was a tail of overcoming hardship. I would also venture a guess that given the state of black families in America, particularly absent fathers, they wanted to draw extra emphasis on her dad being there as the breadwinner.

But she did honor her mom as well.

15 posted on 08/26/2008 5:28:15 AM PDT by Huck
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To: patriotspride
"All of us -- driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won't do -- that we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be. That is the thread that connects our hearts. That is the thread that runs through my journey and Barack's journey and so many other improbable journeys that have brought us here tonight, where the current of history meets this new tide of hope.

"And, you see, that is why I love this country."

Read it again -- "Threads??????" -- "a simple belief that the world as it is just won't do." -- "and that is why ..."

That statement is BS -- it's just more negativity -- she still doesn't like America.


16 posted on 08/26/2008 5:28:59 AM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: DooDahhhh

My wife and I wanted to see how much of a politician she is.

Proved it to me when when I saw her slight her Mom..

Also, I believe in know what the other side is really saying, so I can point out to the undecided voters what to watch for.

Surprising how a few little natural things can swing their opinions.

They don’t have to be economists, military strategists, or lawyers to get the simpler stuff , like honor your MOM......


17 posted on 08/26/2008 5:30:30 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: savedbygrace

The America dream also has to do with upward mobility. If you work hard, your kids can have a better life/standard of living than you had. It’s been a hallmark of American life that each generation has a better standard of living than the last. I think that’s what Michelle’s story was supposed to convey. Of course, their policies are all about giveaways and class envy, but the story she told was about grit and work and faith.


18 posted on 08/26/2008 5:30:50 AM PDT by Huck
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To: patriotspride

Actually, I don’t fault Michelle for not telling the world she loves her mother. I think there’s far too much of such obligatory, but essentially meaningless, “I love [fill in the blank with family member’s name]” declarations. You don’t see such declarations in politicians’ speeches in any other country, to my knowledge.

I’d much rather see detailed policy prescriptions from candidates than meaningless pap like “I love Mom.”

Of course, Michelle Obama isn’t a candidate, which makes her presence last night as the main speech-giver quite curious.


19 posted on 08/26/2008 5:32:14 AM PDT by Poundstone
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To: patriotspride
Its all about her. I would think a child would take a few minutes to mention her mother who was there. Why the oversight? I just commented about the Democratic Party's being a bunch of hollow men (and now women) and liberalism is all about gratification of the ego. There's nothing in it for others. Ted Kennedy disdained our troops. Michelle Obama can't find it in herself to pay tribute to her mother. There's a pattern here and I think you helped to counteract everything positive I said about Michelle and her family as people earlier this morning. For others it may be about feelings (overdone Oprah-ization of America) but for me its about values. That my friends, is what distinguishes the conservative from the liberal on the key importance of matters 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 Palelologus

20 posted on 08/26/2008 5:32:23 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: patriotspride
Six words Michele didn't say?

Die, Whitey, Die! Die Whitey, Die!

Bet she was thinking them.

21 posted on 08/26/2008 5:33:08 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Just another event in the long series of bitter disappointments that has become my life.)
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To: Huck

Yes, she did say those comments, but didn’t stop, and say the six simple words

Thank You Mom, I Love You.....

That’s what I saw missing, and the reason for this thread....


22 posted on 08/26/2008 5:33:20 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Huck

You’re right. Each of their assignments was given to them because of what they represented, not because they earned them.

They are the Affirmative Action Family Running for President.


23 posted on 08/26/2008 5:34:54 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Poundstone

To me, this was supposed to be a personalizing speech, and those six words would have shown something.

After all her Mom took the time to lend her voice to the intro of her.

From a political perspective Yes, I agree, no real substance offered


24 posted on 08/26/2008 5:35:46 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: patriotspride

Fox poll this morning showed the majority of their voters thought Michelle won them over.


25 posted on 08/26/2008 5:37:16 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: CholeraJoe
It probably ate her up to have to say she loves America and to say a bunch of other nice things about the country she despises. Another, "the ends justify the means."

And, I believe she can get real mean.

26 posted on 08/26/2008 5:37:59 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (NOBAMA - it is for our future)
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To: savedbygrace
The politics is about class envy and what I can get from the state. There's nothing about faith, family and country in the message. No celebration of God, no honoring mother and father and no praise for American exceptionalism. Those are the things that made America a great country but that's not how the Democrats look at this land. Its not about what you can do for your country, as John F. Kennedy once exhorted an earlier generation's call to arms but rather what your government can do for you! That is the entire theme of "hope and change" for them.

"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 Palelologus

27 posted on 08/26/2008 5:38:12 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: patriotspride

CNN showed a clip of it this morning along with the McCain ad featuring Hillary. I was shocked they gave so much face time to McCain.


28 posted on 08/26/2008 5:38:51 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: patriotspride

It’s a dumb thread. She paid tribute to both her parents.


29 posted on 08/26/2008 5:39:52 AM PDT by Huck
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To: IndianPrincessOK

ping (didn’t listen to Mrs. O)


30 posted on 08/26/2008 5:40:00 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: FreeAtlanta
Ted Kennedy's feelings were more honest than Michelle Obama's praise of the country. I think he spoke what the Democrats really, really think. It didn't jibe.

"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 Palelologus

31 posted on 08/26/2008 5:40:05 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: sarasota

Not unexpected.

Obama/Michelle supporters will rally to their words. What they will miss is their substance.

To me, substance comes from simpler things also, like “ Thank You Mom, I Love You”

Either she, or her speech writers forgot to include that simple humanizing touch.


32 posted on 08/26/2008 5:41:08 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: patriotspride
I read the transcript. A nice focus group tested compilation of answers to all her off the cuff articulated negativity over the last few months.

I tend to believe the off the cuff comments much more than focus group scripted speeches.

33 posted on 08/26/2008 5:41:46 AM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: DooDahhhh

Same here. I actually get a negative physical reaction as well as a mental one. Even seeing their photos.


34 posted on 08/26/2008 5:42:00 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: patriotspride

I couldn’t watch the entire speech but did anyone also notice that the word “world” was used more than the word “country”.


35 posted on 08/26/2008 5:42:41 AM PDT by onlylewis (libs want a two class system, one rich one poor)
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To: patriotspride

See #7. She did honor her mom as well.


36 posted on 08/26/2008 5:44:07 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: patriotspride
How about the fact that when Obama went to Hawaii, he visited his grandmother - the woman who supposedly raised him - and he went alone, without Michelle or the grandkids. And he only stayed for about 30 minutes. I have wondered why this little angle hasn't been explored.

And don't tell me it's personal, he is running to be my President, he has no privacy.

37 posted on 08/26/2008 5:45:36 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: patriotspride

Anyone count the number of times yesterday and last night these speakers said “God”? The Pledge does not count as one.


38 posted on 08/26/2008 5:47:13 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: FreeAtlanta

When she said “That’s why I love America”, it made no sense in the context. And Barack didn’t even know what city he was in...until his daughter asked him again. With the way he bumbled around trying to say good-night to them, he must use a teleprompter just to tuck them in.


39 posted on 08/26/2008 5:47:58 AM PDT by Raster Man
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To: the invisib1e hand

“Power” = a thought-terminating cliche


40 posted on 08/26/2008 5:51:29 AM PDT by monocle
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To: SW6906
Everything with these people is about political advantage. And let's not overlook earlier this summer Obama couldn't pay a visit to the troops in Iraq and Germany not because of any scheduling conflicts but because he couldn't use them as political props. This is the guy who is running for Commander In Chief. On the first night of their party's convention, the Iraq War was mentioned solely as a "mistake" and not as a proud American feat of arms. These people are heavily invested in defeat and in tearing America down. You can't have a strong country without a strong military and America can't be a great country without values. Did it look like the Democrats know what American values are? Not to me.

"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 Palelologus

41 posted on 08/26/2008 5:52:32 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: patriotspride
...all the way across the continent in Hawaii...
Maybe Caitlin Upton can help her with geography class.

HotAir

42 posted on 08/26/2008 5:52:38 AM PDT by DarthDilbert (Sith Happens - http://returnoftheconservatives.blogspot.com)
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To: goldstategop

Well stated. Apparently, God played no part in the Obamas’ rise in riches and position.

Wait, if they were to acknowledge God’s part in their promotions, they would turn bitter for things not being even better. And they’re trying to paint themselves as happy, not bitter.

That’s why they can’t mention God’s role.

Phew, glad I figured that out.

;-)


43 posted on 08/26/2008 5:52:50 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: savedbygrace
The Democrats are self-centered. They don't inspire people to join them. I can only wait for the parade of the victims they have to show us the rest of the week.

"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 Palelologus

44 posted on 08/26/2008 5:58:28 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Poundstone
President Bush's wife Laura delivered a similar speech on behalf of her husband at the Republican convention in 2004. Like it or not, these family tributes are aimed at women voters.

"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 Palelologus

45 posted on 08/26/2008 6:04:06 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Huck

” It’s a dumb thread. She paid tribute to both her parents.”

Respect your opinion that she did based on the reference in response 15.

With all the hype of “humanizing, showing how she and Barry are like us, I was watching /listening for the simpler things.

My take is she missed the opportunity to very directly speak to her mother, who is living, and was in the audience with by using six words.

“Thank You Mom, I Love You “

Call me old fashioned, but that’s what I would have done, and I think there are a few others who would have done the same.

P.S. The great thing about FR is we can state our opinions, see what others think, and learn from each other. Sometimes that will mean we agree, other times disagree. I think that’s where we are at on this topic.


46 posted on 08/26/2008 6:04:23 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: patriotspride

She was too busy trying to make her dad Obama’s dad. Obama’s family is not the portrait they want out there, so MO had to try and portray her family as Obama’s — a strong black father being the key.

The 4 words MO didn’t use “I am an American”


47 posted on 08/26/2008 6:06:21 AM PDT by wilco200 (Typical White Person)
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To: patriotspride
Call me old fashioned, but that’s what I would have done, and I think there are a few others who would have done the same.

When you have your chance at first lady, you can thank your mom.

48 posted on 08/26/2008 6:07:01 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (If given a choice between a POW and a POS, I'll take the POW.)
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To: patriotspride
Agreed. Mentioning your mother in the audience, I would think is the ultimate form of tribute. Six simple words in a speech full of poll tested platitudes. Its not like Michelle was pressed for time last night.

"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 Palelologus

49 posted on 08/26/2008 6:09:37 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: wilco200
Another oversight? And her Dad and not Mom who was alive and there in the audience? Here's another thing that struck me. In her opening introduction, she mentioned her brother several times as being the big influence on her life. Most people would say their mother would be the most important person to them. But her father received secondary mention. And largely because he was a victim of multiple sclerosis. If you look at all these little things, they add up.

"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 Palelologus

50 posted on 08/26/2008 6:12:37 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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