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Obama's "Fight the Smears" disclaims ACORN Links (Total Nonsense)
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Posted on 10/06/2008 2:50:48 PM PDT by Another Kansan

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• Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.

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(Excerpt) Read more at fightthesmears.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; elections; obamaacorn; votefraud; voterfraud
Obama never worked for ACORN? Total nonsense. Always best not to lie about things that are a matter of public record. ACORN was his client. He worked for ACORN as an attorney of record.

Contrast: from Fight the Smears:

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• Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.

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May I kindly direct your attention to:

75 F.3d 304 ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR REFORM NOW (ACORN), et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, et al., Defendants-Appellants.

Judson H. Miner, Jeffrey I. Cummings, Barack H. Obama, Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, Chicago, IL, for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Equip for Equality, Incorporated, Jacqueline Andrade, Gwendolyn Coleman, Chinetha Dixon, and Joey L. Wooden. http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F3/75/75.F3d.304.95-3456.html

56 F.3d 791 ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR REFORM NOW (ACORN), et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. James R. EDGAR, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of Illinois, et al., Defendants-Appellants.

Judson H. Miner, Jeffrey Cummings, Barack H. Obama, Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, Chicago, IL, for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F3/56/56.F3d.791.95-1803.95-1802.95-1801.95-1800.html

880 F.Supp 1215 ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR REFORM NOW (ACORN), et al., Plaintiffs, v. James R. EDGAR, et al., Defendants.

Judson H. Miner, Jeffrey Irvine Cummings, Barack H. Obama , Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Galland, P.C., Chicago, IL, for Ass’n of Community Organizations for Reform Now, (Acorn). A quick search online didn’t find a link for this one, but anyone with westlaw, lexis, or law library access can pull it.

1 posted on 10/06/2008 2:50:48 PM PDT by Another Kansan
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To: Another Kansan

RESUME OF: B HUSSEIN OBAMA

1.) COLB
Proven fake by more than one source
2.) Sketchy childhood
We know some details - Lots of gaps - muslim?
3.) College thesis has vanished
Was it anything like Michele’s?
4.) Overseas travel
Pakistan? Why? On what passport?
5.) Law records
What cases did he represent?
6.) Senate records disappeared
What was he trying to hide?
7.) Associations
Rev Wright, Ft Flager, Ayers, Rezko, Davis, Michele etc.
8.) Senate voting record
That speaks for itself
9.) SCOTUS
Who would his choices be?
10.) Proven Liar
11.) Inexperience
12.) Racist, Sexist, Radical, Marxist views

THIS IS THE TRUTH FOLKS!! NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE!
B Hussein scares the hell out of me.
Keep the community organizer out of the White House


2 posted on 10/06/2008 2:53:30 PM PDT by mouse1 ("Say it aint so joe")
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To: Another Kansan

Tell that to Hannity.


3 posted on 10/06/2008 2:54:08 PM PDT by itsthejourney (Sarah-cuda IS the right reason)
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To: Another Kansan

When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November, he reminded them of his history with ACORN and his beginnings in Illinois as a Project Vote organizer, a nonprofit focused on voter rights and education. Senator Obama said, “I come out of a grassroots organizing background. That’s what I did for three and half years before I went to law school. That’s the reason I moved to Chicago was to organize. So this is something that I know personally, the work you do, the importance of it. I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.”


4 posted on 10/06/2008 2:55:03 PM PDT by donnab (Will the real Obama please stand up?)
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To: mouse1
A great post about this out right lie Obama had nothing to do with ACORN HERE
5 posted on 10/06/2008 2:55:44 PM PDT by markedmannerf
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To: donnab

Are there two Obamas....maybe he has a twin, because

i dont know...the man is loosing it!


6 posted on 10/06/2008 2:56:34 PM PDT by Texas4ever ( Who is the real Obama?)
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To: Another Kansan

Keep firing Obambi....will give you more ammo!!!

7 posted on 10/06/2008 2:56:37 PM PDT by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: Another Kansan

He has never worked...I’d buy that.


8 posted on 10/06/2008 2:58:41 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Yeah, half truths.


9 posted on 10/06/2008 3:00:17 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Another Kansan

LOL. Now his campaign is just flat out lying. McCain and Palin need to continue to hammer him.


10 posted on 10/06/2008 3:01:38 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Rep. Thaddeus McCotter is my hero.)
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To: donnab

Amazing! Is that from his book?


11 posted on 10/06/2008 3:01:53 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Texas4ever
"Are there two Obamas....maybe he has a twin, because I dont know...the man is loosing it!"

"That was not the self I knew."
12 posted on 10/06/2008 3:02:15 PM PDT by Notasoccermom (.)
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To: Another Kansan
Here's a couple of links to add to the mix; first one is a YouTube compilation, second a web-site with all the gory details:


13 posted on 10/06/2008 3:02:31 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Another Kansan

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/06/25/the-acorn-obama-knows/

Also, Hannity nailed it good last night


14 posted on 10/06/2008 3:03:26 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: Harry Wurzbach
McCain and Palin need to continue to hammer him

Hammer and nail him for good! Out of politics forever.
15 posted on 10/06/2008 3:04:19 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

No it’s not from his book...but it is from here:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/samgrahamfelsen/gGC7zm

LOL his own site. Imagine that.


16 posted on 10/06/2008 3:07:29 PM PDT by donnab (Will the real Obama please stand up?)
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To: Another Kansan

bttt


17 posted on 10/06/2008 3:07:55 PM PDT by hattend (Woohoo, Sarah clubbed Plugs like a bloated harp seal!!! He never knew what hit him!)
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To: Another Kansan

Here B the truth!

http://clearinghouse.wustl.edu/detail.php?id=10112&search=source|general;caseCat|FH;orderby|caseName


18 posted on 10/06/2008 3:08:17 PM PDT by Islander7 (The only thing Obama has to fear is the truth!)
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To: Another Kansan

This makes Ayers seem like nursery school.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8QcpdUtxNQ

How about Obama openly campaigning for his communist cousin Odinga who signed a pact with Muslims to enact Sharia Law if elected and started riots when he lost. Obama campaigned for an openly Anti-American candidate in a foreign country in 2006.


19 posted on 10/06/2008 3:09:12 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Another Kansan
Obama’s own campaign website contradicts:

“When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November, he reminded them of his history with ACORN and his beginnings in Illinois as a Project Vote organizer, a nonprofit focused on voter rights and education. Senator Obama said, “I come out of a grassroots organizing background. That's what I did for three and half years before I went to law school. That's the reason I moved to Chicago was to organize. So this is something that I know personally, the work you do, the importance of it. I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.”

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/samgrahamfelsen/gGC7zm

See also Stanley Kurtz’ “Inside Obama’s Acorn”

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NDZiMjkwMDczZWI5ODdjOWYxZTIzZGIyNzEyMjE0ODI=&w=MA==

20 posted on 10/06/2008 3:12:58 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Another Kansan

More info....

http://marathonpundit.blogspot.com/2008/01/vote-fraud-news-obama-acorn-and-east-st.html


21 posted on 10/06/2008 3:16:57 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: donnab

It appears Project Vote is an ACORN thing:

http://www.acorn.org/index.php?id=12439&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=22363&tx_ttnews[backPid]=12387&cHash=38b493a888


22 posted on 10/06/2008 3:17:13 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Another Kansan

WOW- NOW he’s outright LYING about his ACORN connections? holy crap.


23 posted on 10/06/2008 3:18:24 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Another Kansan

Excellent info. Thanks!


24 posted on 10/06/2008 3:19:54 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: word_warrior_bob

Well now. Mighty scary. Is Obama really just that stupid that he has so many enemies of America in his circle of aquaintences? Not bloody likely, unless he’s the unluckiest sob in the world. And even if that is the case, why would anyone in their right mind put someone with such a poor judge of character anywhere near Pennsylvania ave. He should be impeached from the Senate!


25 posted on 10/06/2008 3:22:18 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: mojito

Get a screen cap ok?


26 posted on 10/06/2008 3:25:08 PM PDT by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: donnab

Truly amazing. Thanks for posting it. BO smells of lying.


27 posted on 10/06/2008 3:32:18 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Another Kansan
From Social Policy Journal (Oct. 2004):

“Case Study: Chicago-The Barack Obama Campaign”

ACORN’s history of nonpartisan electoral work (voter registration and voter turnout) and leadership development combined during the March, 2004 primary season to make a big difference in the level of participation of our communities in that important election.

ACORN is active in experimenting with methods of increasing voter participation in our low and moderate income communities in virtually every election. But in some elections we get to have our cake and eat it too: work on nonpartisan voter registration and GOTV, which also turns out to benefit the candidate that we hold dear.

The March primary was not particularly important for the presidential race, as Kerry was just in the process of clinching the Dem presidential nomination. But it was critical in the U.S. Senate race. On March 16th, State Senator Barack Obama won the right to represent the Democratic Party in the U.S. Senate campaign. Jack Ryan won the Republican nomination that day, but went on to self-destruct over sex club revelations in his divorce papers. Sen. Obama went on to keynote the Democratic Convention in July and was catapulted to the national stage. As Sen. Obama puts it, how did a skinny kid with a funny name become the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, with 53% of the statewide Democratic vote in a seven-person field?

Obama started building the base years before. For instance, ACORN noticed him when he was organizing on the far south side of the city with the Developing Communities Project. He was a very good organizer. When he returned from law school, we asked him to help us with a lawsuit to challenge the state of Illinois’ refusal to abide by the National Voting Rights Act, also known as motor voter. Allied only with the state of Mississippi, Illinois had been refusing to allow mass-based voter registration according to the new law. Obama took the case, known as ACORN vs. Edgar (the name of the Republican governor at the time) and we won. Obama then went on to run a voter registration project with Project VOTE in 1992 that made it possible for Carol Moseley Braun to win the Senate that year. Project VOTE delivered 50,000 newly registered voters in that campaign (ACORN delivered about 5000 of them).

Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office. Thus, it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign for State Senate and then his failed bid for U.S. Congress in 1996. By the time he ran for U.S. Senate, we were old friends. And along about early March, we started to see that the African-American community had made its move: when Sen. Obama’s name was mentioned at our Southside Summit meeting with 700 people in attendance from three southside communities, the crowd went crazy. With about a week to go before the election, it was very clear how the African-American community would vote. But would they vote in high enough numbers?

It seemed to us that what Obama needed in the March primary was what we always work to deliver anyway: increased turnout in our ACORN communities. ACORN is active on the south and west sides of Chicago, in the south suburbs and on the east side of Springfield, the state capital. Most of the turf where we organize in is African American, with a growing Latino presence in Chicago’s Little Village and the suburbs.

ACORN members were involved in three activities around the primary:

1) Block captains were identified, as early as the summer before the March primary, and provided with lists of registered and unregistered voters and voter registration materials. We attended trainings and accountability meetings to receive our materials and make plans to get the people registered. Then we came back to report on our progress. We also hired voter registrars in the final three weeks to work the supermarkets in our communities. By the February 17 voter registration deadline for the primary, ACORN had registered 12,984 new voters. This was an organizational best for us. (As of this writing, we have added over 27,000 new voters).

2) Block captains then went to work to turn out the vote. They were all volunteers until the last few days, when we received funding to pay some of our block captains in some precincts of the 24th ward (North Lawndale) and the 15th ward (West Englewood) to get out the vote on the last Saturday before the election and on election day.

3) In some precincts in the 15th ward, we were able to hire canvassers to work on voter turnout for a full two weeks before the election. Each canvasser worked two to three precincts during that time.

The results of this activity were very interesting, and mirror what Professor Donald Green of Yale University has found about voter turnout work: where we were able to run a crew of paid and supervised canvassers for two weeks before the election, we did very well. In those targeted ACORN precincts in the 15th ward, voter turnout improved by an average of 50% over the previous year’s city election (the only other election since the redistricting). Citywide turnout increased by only 14% over the same election.

The way the canvassers approached each door was important. Instead of a speech about a candidate they engaged the potential voter in a conversation about the issues, relating their issues to the importance of voting, and moving them to a commitment to vote in the primary. In addition ACORN leaders were making the rounds talking to their neighbors about the election. I am proud to report that the combination of a paid canvass and my volunteer work was especially successful in turning out the vote in my two precincts (34 and 51). In those precincts we boosted turnout by 82% (precinct 34) and 90% (precinct 51) over the previous year’s turnout. ACORN leader Denise Dixon again paired with an effective canvasser, increased turnout in her precinct by 131%. The best performing precincts were the ones with a canvasser and a leader who worked at least Election Day and the Saturday before. There is a noticeable difference between these precincts and those that only had a paid canvasser in it, who wasn’t a local community leader.

We’re not ready to prove anything yet with our data, because we have not run a scientific test, but we believe Green’s results showing that door-to-door field work for two weeks before an election yields significant results, and we believe that there is a correlation with strong local leaders assisting the paid canvassing in winning even more dramatic increases.

The 24th ward has traditionally had higher voter turnout than in the 15th. The work leading up to the election in the 24th Ward was done by leaders who volunteered their time. Some were paid for two half days of door knocking, election day and the Saturday before. Turnout increased in ACORN precincts in the 24th ward at a rate higher than the city average, but not at the rate at which it increased in the 15th. Overall turnout was still higher in our 24th ward precincts than our 15th ward precincts, but the rate of increase was not as dramatic.

None of this is rocket science, but it is important. Good door-knocking by community residents for even two half days can impact turnout. Good door-knocking by paid and supervised canvassers for two weeks can have dramatic impact. And a combination of the two, especially with experienced community leaders working with the paid canvassers, can make a huge difference.

As it turned out, Obama won the primary handily, pulling white wards as well as African American. But no one knew that that would be the case. In each election we must act as if our work is critical for our communities. That is what we did in the primary, and we learned something in the process.

Toni Foulkes is a Chicago ACORN leader and a member of ACORN’s National Association Board.”

Social Policy had denied access to the article, but you can see it indexed here:

http://www.socialpolicy.org/index.php?id=800&tx_ttnews[pointer]=1&cHash=7cd2f3184b

28 posted on 10/06/2008 3:32:38 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Another Kansan
From the National Review

Open this link to see a brilliant diagram of all of ACORN's work, and the Senators and presidential candidates who make it happen. Dodd, Frank, Schumer, and of course Barack Obama are stuck in the swamp of self-dealing, corruption, and politicial machinations, all masquerading as social justice and cheap real estate for the poor, at quite large taxpayer expense. This is a savvy Democrat web site. Follow the link for a really astonishing set of Democratic web sites which compete with each other in their exposition of Obama's perfidies, corruptions, and non-messianic attributes. Remember — former libs are much better at political knife fighting than those whose first instincts are, and remain, conservative.
29 posted on 10/06/2008 3:34:39 PM PDT by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: Syncro

I don’t know how to get a screen cap.

My computer skills are terrible.


30 posted on 10/06/2008 3:37:02 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
The Social Policy article was captured in its entirety at the Sweetness & Light blog, which has other great info on Obama.

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/obama-ran-acorns-training-sessions-on-power

31 posted on 10/06/2008 3:39:05 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
Oh, ok.

Probably someone else will or did, you know how facts on his OWN website that prove Obama is a liar can disappear...

32 posted on 10/06/2008 3:41:12 PM PDT by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: donnab
That’s the reason I moved to Chicago was to organize.

Strange: "I want to organize, I shall move to the windy city!"

So who sent him?

33 posted on 10/06/2008 3:44:57 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Stand up, Chuck)
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To: Syncro; mojito

I already have it.


34 posted on 10/06/2008 3:45:10 PM PDT by donnab (Will the real Obama please stand up?)
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To: mojito

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/obama-claims-he-never-worked-for-acorn

and more...


35 posted on 10/06/2008 3:46:16 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: donnab; Syncro

Thanks.

Yes, things do tend to go down the memory hole there.


36 posted on 10/06/2008 3:47:01 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Another Kansan

I posted this on another thread:

http://docs.newsbank.com/openurl?ctx_ver=z39.88-2004&rft_id=info:sid/iw.newsbank.com:NewsBank:CTRB&rft_val_format=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&rft_dat=0FF8280F325CA074&svc_dat=InfoWeb:aggregated5&req_dat=0D0CB4EABB267955

Project Vote’ Brings Power to the People
Chicago Sun-Times - August 11, 1992
Author: Vernon Jarrett

Good news! Good news!

Project Vote, a collectivity of 10 church-based community organizations dedicated to black voter registration, is off and running.

Project Vote is increasing its rolls at a 7,000-per-week clip. Just last Saturday it registered 2,000 during the Chicago Defender’s annual Bud Billiken Parade.

But now, the not-so-good news:

If Project Vote is to reach its goal of registering 150,000 out of an estimated 400,000 unregistered blacks statewide, “it must average 10,000 rather than 7,000 every week,” says Barack Obama , the program’s executive director.
(excerpt)


37 posted on 10/06/2008 3:47:40 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Stand up, Chuck)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
If Project Vote is to reach its goal of registering 150,000 out of an estimated 400,000 unregistered blacks statewide, “it must average 10,000 rather than 7,000 every week,” says Barack Obama , the program’s executive director. (excerpt)

Breathtaking. Obama lies outright on his website. Why would he do that? What's he ashamed of? We thought he was proud of his community organizing

38 posted on 10/06/2008 4:07:13 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Wrong link in the Project Vote post. Sorry, that is what happens when I have so many tabs open.

Correct link:
http://docs.newsbank.com/openurl?ctx_ver=z39.88-2004&rft_id=info:sid/iw.newsbank.com:NewsBank:CSTB&rft_val_format=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&rft_dat=0EB373C7F3F567E0&svc_dat=InfoWeb:aggregated5&req_dat=0D0CB4EABB267955


39 posted on 10/07/2008 1:17:00 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Stand up, Chuck)
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To: mouse1

A mighty nut from tiny acorn grows.


40 posted on 09/28/2009 9:40:11 AM PDT by Tax Government
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