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Sarah Palin at the Reagan Library (8/8): "The GIPPER 2.0" and details of the FREE rally
Governor Sarah Palin to be speaker at Simi Valley Republican Women Celebration ^ | July 15, 2009 | RonDog (and FRiends)

Posted on 07/15/2009 5:36:44 AM PDT by RonDog

The L.A. Chapter needs YOUR help with this FReep!

Sarah Palin is scheduled to be GUEST SPEAKER
in the Air Force One Pavilion of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
SATURDAY, August 8
for a 50th Anniversary Gala of the the Simi Valley Republican Women Federated


As I posted to MayflowerMadam on the other thread:

I’ve sent emails to the Republican group as well — for verification that this is actually happening, and have not had any response...
I am fairly confident that it **is** going to happen.

But the Simi Valley group was not expecting to get so much attention, having planned this event since LONG before Sarah Palin's recent surprise announcement -- so they are hunkering down, and are not quite sure WHAT to do now.

Since we believe that MANY people will want to support Sarah -- and for whatever reason (i.e., the high cost and/or availability of tickets) will not be able to go to the dinner -- the L.A. Chapter is working on a way to help them still support Sarah, ANY WAY that we can.
For now, the plan is for us to gather along the road at the entrance to the Reagan Library -- with AMERICAN FLAGS, and positive signs -- to show our support.
The purpose of THIS THREAD is to solicit SIGN IDEAS and post the most current information about this event, as it becomes available.


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So, what say YOU?
What SHOULD Governor Palin do at this event?

What WILL she do?

How should L.A. FReepers best support her?


1 posted on 07/15/2009 5:36:44 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: SolidWood

Ping! ;)


2 posted on 07/15/2009 5:42:17 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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For now, some of the best advance information that I have found is here, from www.venturacountystar.com:
Palin expected at Simi GOP gala, group says

By Michael R. Blood, AP political writer
Monday, July 13, 2009

LOS ANGELES — Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is slated to appear at a Republican gala in Simi Valley next month as she moves to broaden her national influence after stepping down as Alaska governor.

Republican Women Federated of Simi Valley said in a statement Sunday that Palin is scheduled to attend the group’s 50th anniversary gala at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Aug. 8.

The disclosure came the same day that an interview published in The Washington Times revealed that Palin plans to write a book, build a right-of-center coalition and campaign for political candidates from coast to coast with even Democrats who share her views on limited government, national defense and energy independence.

The details were the first to emerge since the Alaska governor announced earlier this month that she plans to resign July 26, a decision that shocked even her closest friends. At that time, she expressed concern over being a lame-duck governor as well as criticism aimed at her and her family.

Republican Women Federated of Simi Valley spokeswoman Pat Saraceno said the invitation-only event will be closed to the media. Several hundred people have already confirmed they plan to attend the gala, which costs $100 for members and $150 for invited nonmembers.

The group expects no more than 900 people at the event, which will be held at the cavernous pavilion that houses the former president’s jet, Air Force One.

The master of ceremonies for the event will be conservative radio talk-show host and filmmaker John Ziegler.

Reagan library spokeswoman Melissa Giller said the group rented the facility and it was up to members to decide who would be invited.

Saraceno said Palin “embodies the values that we hold dear: faith, family, country first and service.”

“We are honored to call her our friend and advocate,” she said. “She is an amazing human being whose aspirations are simply to bring out the best in people.”

Saraceno said the women’s group reached out to Palin through her office and invited her to the event in February.

“We are not interested in making this a political event, but we would be honored if she could make an appearance,” Saraceno said. “There are some common threads. She has family roots in Southern California. Also, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is a lasting tribute to Reagan, and she is, in our minds, quite Reaganesque in her approach to policy.”

Saraceno said the organization is not paying Palin for her appearance, but it will pay for her trip, dinner and accommodations.

The Alaska governor’s office did not respond to e-mail or phone messages.

The appearance at the library that enshrines the legacy of the nation’s 40th president is certain to stoke speculation about Palin’s political ambitions beyond Alaska.

Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who led the 2008 Republican presidential ticket, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he is confident Palin will remain “a major factor” on the national scene even after she steps down as governor.

Earlier this year, Palin was offered a speaking role at an annual congressional fundraiser in Washington, which turned into a will-she-or-won’t-she mystery about whether the Alaska governor would even appear. Organizers replaced Palin as the keynote speaker after she wavered over accepting the invitation, and Palin said she never confirmed that she would speak. The governor eventually appeared at the dinner but did not address the crowd.

Saraceno said she respected Palin’s right to change her plans at any time. She said in an e-mail that correspondence with the governor’s office has been “positive but cautious,” but she added, “we know she will come.”

— Star staff writer Marjorie Hernandez contributed to this report.

© 2009 Ventura County Star


3 posted on 07/15/2009 5:42:53 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: MayflowerMadam; Loud Mime; oneamericanvoice; Sarah Barracuda; allmendream; mick; SoCalPol; ...

ping


4 posted on 07/15/2009 5:44:45 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

Here’s two ideas from my tag line:

ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW
I am swimming with Sarahcudah!

Sarah reads TEAleaves!

ALSO: Freepers have your back!


5 posted on 07/15/2009 5:52:03 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: RonDog

Has she confirmed? Make certain of this so that another communications breakdown can be avoided like at the HSRC dinner back in February. I wouldn’t want to give the RINOs any more ammo with which to use against her.


6 posted on 07/15/2009 5:56:41 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: MitchellC; Jeff Head
And, lest you fear that no one in DARK BLUE Hollywierdland will show up to support Governor Palin at this event, check out THIS thread, about her PREVIOUS appearance in Southern California:
Palin Draws Overflow Crowd At Home Depot Center (Up to 20,000)
CBS 2 ^ | October 4, 2008 | CBS 2

Posted on Saturday, October 04, 2008 7:52:35 PM by MitchellC

CARSON, Calif. An enthusiastic crowd estimated between 15,000 and 20,000 jammed the Home Depot tennis stadium to rally for Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in Carson Saturday.

Palin praised running mate John McCain and criticized Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama while spelling out the goals of a McCain-Palin administration during her speech before an overflow crowd. Home Depot Center officials estimated as many as 20,000 people, jammed into the 8,000-seat capacity facility and an overflow area, attended the rally.

Saturday's event was Palin's first visit to Southern California since McCain named her as his running mate Aug. 29. The Alaska governor said her father was born in Los Angeles and her paternal grandfather was a photographer who lived in North Hollywood.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs2.com ...

-- snip --


SARAH PALIN HIDING FROM THE PRESS IN CALIFORNIA

(photo courtesy of JeffHead.com)

7 posted on 07/15/2009 6:00:36 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

As we speak the loony leftists are getting their poison pens sharpened and their vitriolic rough drafts written. They don’t have to wait to see what she does or what she says. Their stories are already written...


8 posted on 07/15/2009 6:03:31 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: feinswinesuksass; DoughtyOne; Cinnamon Girl; Tony in Hawaii; Bob J; diotima; gc4nra; Howie; ...

ping


9 posted on 07/15/2009 6:32:14 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: doug from upland; ALOHA RONNIE; DLfromthedesert; PatiPie; flamefront; onyx; SMEDLEYBUTLER; Irma; ...

ping


10 posted on 07/15/2009 6:34:41 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: rabscuttle385; Abbeville Conservative; sleepwalker; Roses0508; feedback doctor; LibLieSlayer; ...

Palin PING!

Anyone on or off the Palin ping, write me.

11 posted on 07/15/2009 6:55:12 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Russ

It seems, though, that the more they attack her, the stronger and more popular she gets.

She needs to take it to the enemedia.

I couldn’t believe it yesterday when someone said she should try to get along with them instead of attacking them.


12 posted on 07/15/2009 6:57:28 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

She needs to start building a conservative coalition because the GOP sure as heck isn’t going to do it. Another top notch conservative entered the race for a house seat yesterday with the announcement of Tim Walberg.


13 posted on 07/15/2009 7:12:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Russ

It’s ok. Just one more step on the way to the mass-failure of the MSM.

The media will be shown as nakedly partisan for all to see.


14 posted on 07/15/2009 7:16:09 AM PDT by MetaThought
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To: hoosiermama

Great lines!!

And I’ll be she also READs ALL proposed LEGISLATION before signing.

Palin/Cheney(Liz) 2012!


15 posted on 07/15/2009 7:27:59 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: RonDog

I’d consider trying to arrange another event with SarahPAC while she’s in the area. To avoid stepping on toes, let the Simi Valley event sell out first (it probably already has), and then see about booking a separate event.


16 posted on 07/15/2009 7:44:21 AM PDT by kevkrom
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To: RonDog

“American Veterans For Palin”

That’s the sign I would hold if I could be there.


17 posted on 07/15/2009 7:59:39 AM PDT by alarm rider (My tagline is back from vacation. It had a great time.)
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To: alarm rider

Palin Pal
over
Zero Gain


18 posted on 07/15/2009 8:46:26 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Hatred has found its host organism in liberals)
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To: hoosiermama; RonDog

Here’s two ideas from my tag line:

ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW
I am swimming with Sarahcudah!

Sarah reads TEAleaves!

ALSO: Freepers have your back!


Good ones, Hoosiermama.

Let’s also give that farmer in your neighboring Ohio some kudos:

SARAH AMERICA !

Sums it up for me.


19 posted on 07/15/2009 8:54:11 AM PDT by CharterOakie (It's Sarah's if she wants it. 1 John 4:4)
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To: All
Apparently, a FEW tickets still remain for the dinner ($150/person).
If you FReep-mail me, I will do my best to get you an "invitation" -- so that you can get in, if you decide to pay.
Otherwise, the REST of us will be gathering outside (for FREE!) to show our support for Governor Palin.
More details to follow.

20 posted on 07/15/2009 9:48:44 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog; All

My suggestion for bumper stickers.

Link to larger image.


21 posted on 07/15/2009 9:50:40 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I can’t find anywhere if she has confirmed.

IF she is there, I think the idea of having her supporters lining the high way, (or entrance) holding American Flags and signs of support is a wonderful idea!

As Danny Kaye says to Bing Crosby in ‘White Christmas’ when he finds out the idea Bing has to help their retired General, “I think the idea is totally insane, and I wish I would have thought of it first!”

So, I wish I could help, but I don’t live in California, so I’ll just write another check to SarahPAC.............

Good luck, and take some cameras, I want to see pictures!
Please!


22 posted on 07/15/2009 11:18:06 AM PDT by RRTJSP...........
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To: RRTJSP...........

Oh yeah, IF she is there, and sees the signs and flags, knowing Sarah, she is going to stop the car, and get out and say ‘hello’............


23 posted on 07/15/2009 11:22:30 AM PDT by RRTJSP...........
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To: Islander7
Excellent!

Wow about:

Sarah Palin!
("The GIPPER, 2.0")

24 posted on 07/15/2009 11:34:45 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

Good one!!!
I’ll have to rely on fellow Freepers for pics from this event...someday I do hope to be able to see the Reagan Library and Reagan Ranch in person.


25 posted on 07/15/2009 12:17:55 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: hoosiermama

Love the “dead fish” sign!

Liberals have minnows. We have Sarahcudah!


26 posted on 07/15/2009 1:16:23 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: RonDog

“And, lest you fear that no one in DARK BLUE Hollywierdland will show up...”

You can bet that looney Lefties will show up to try and spoil the event, just like they did at the Van Nuys Tea Party and Santa Monica Tea Party in April. They never understand the concept of being outnumbered. Be prepared.

I’ll bet there will be people lined up down the hill. Maybe down to the freeway! That would be awesome!


27 posted on 07/15/2009 1:31:58 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: SueRae
It's not just about reading legislation. It's about understanding it too! But when something is snuck in at three am like the Dems did with Cap & Trade, then there isn't much time the latter. When "reading" is referred to, I'll bet it usually means "studying" it. There are staffers and lawyers for each official who pour over everything.
28 posted on 07/15/2009 1:37:50 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: oneamericanvoice

The fly that bHo killed is a result of the Maggots in the White House.


29 posted on 07/15/2009 1:39:14 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: RRTJSP...........; RonDog

Gee maybe we could all send checks for her Sarah Pac to Ron Dog and he could present her with a LARGE envelope with them in it....take a picture for all of us to see.


30 posted on 07/15/2009 1:49:25 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: RonDog

YES!!


31 posted on 07/15/2009 3:33:15 PM PDT by diji
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To: diji; Syncro; Jeff Head
On the advice of my computer geek FRiends, I am losing the comma:

Sarah Palin!
"The GIPPER 2.0"

Jeff, could you post a BETTER version of this idea -- perhaps even something that we could REPRODUCE in mass quantities, in time for our rally to support Governor Palin on 8/8?

32 posted on 07/15/2009 3:41:10 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: hoosiermama
Note the NEW thread title:
Sarah Palin at the Reagan Library (8/8): "The GIPPER 2.0" and details of the FREE rally

33 posted on 07/15/2009 3:51:15 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
RonDog... I'd love to go... but, I dug up the can in the back yard a long time ago!

That is quite a coup, getting Palin for their yearly fundraiser. I'm an associate member of the FRW (editor/publisher of the Hollywood Hilltoppers newsletter, a wee group by comparison to the Simi bunch) - so I'm well acquainted with many of the clubs and members.

The hook that the Simi club has is the Reagan Library - which has helped them rope in great speakers. More power to them! ~big grin~

A side-note, in the past the FRW was far too liberal from my point of view, but that has slowly changed over the last few years. With conservatism being more predominant now, a FRW club is a good place for women (and a few males too) who want to get 'more involved' in matters political.

34 posted on 07/15/2009 3:54:24 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: RonDog

Bumped to the top!


35 posted on 07/15/2009 4:00:31 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: RonDog
Got this off Jim Thompson's rant thread...Good idea for a sign:


36 posted on 07/15/2009 4:20:20 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Ron C.
RonDog... I'd love to go... but, I dug up the can in the back yard a long time ago!
You can join us OUTSIDE -- for FREE!

We may not get "up close and personal" with Governor Palin -- like the folks who pay $150 each to go to DINNER with here...

..but, we will be with the MEDIA, who also cannot get inside -- helping to SHAPE their reporting. :o)

That is OUR mission.

And, who knows -- Sarah might see so many of us cheering her on from the street outside the Library, that she stops by to say "Hi!" to us!
37 posted on 07/15/2009 5:27:17 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

Miller Time just had an Idea while talking about the elite vs. the other part of the GOP....... for a tee-shirt

YA-HOO and proud of it!


38 posted on 07/15/2009 5:50:19 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: RonDog

Thank you for the Ping Ron!


39 posted on 07/15/2009 6:44:29 PM PDT by bd476
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To: RonDog
This is only 30 minute drive from my home. Count this califamily of girls to be there! Please put me on your ping list - thanks!
40 posted on 07/15/2009 7:04:28 PM PDT by califamily4W (Freedom!)
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To: RonDog
Hi Ron,

I'd love to be there, but I'll be in Rome for the first week of August. One of my cousins is getting married so I'm traveling there with my family for the event. Though I'm teaching summer courses, I found a substitute teacher to cover for me for that week.

I'm sure Sarah will do great, as usual. She is such a force in the conservative movement.

41 posted on 07/15/2009 7:16:00 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: RonDog

What time will everyone be gathering? I’m there!

(I still haven’t seen anything absolutely positively that she’ll be there. I worry that DUmmies might be setting us up.)


42 posted on 07/15/2009 8:30:56 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam
(I still haven’t seen anything absolutely positively that she’ll be there. I worry that DUmmies might be setting us up.)
Not to worry.

SARAH ("Gipper 2.0") will be there.

And, if the DU-mmies show up, we will deal with them, too.

For MANY of us who will be there, this is not our first rodeo. :o)

And, guess which side the Simi Valley Police Department will be on. :o)


43 posted on 07/15/2009 9:13:24 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: MayflowerMadam
What time will everyone be gathering?

I’m there!

I'm personally shooting for a 2 pm arrival time, with the actual "RALLY" perhaps to start at 3 pm -- to give us time to get in place before Sarah ("Gipper 2.0") -- and the MEDIA -- arrive.

The Gala Dinner inside starts at 6 pm, I think - with a Cocktail Reception and Tours starting at 5:30 pm.

My guess is that Governor Palin's motorcade will arrive around 5 pm, or so.

44 posted on 07/15/2009 9:18:36 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: Victoria Delsoul
I'd love to be there, but I'll be in Rome for the first week of August.
Hi, Victoria!

Have fun in ROMA, you lucky dog-ette!

My NEXT favorite sign idea -- after "Gipper 2.0" -- is:

For such a time as THIS...
Sarah Palin!

From Ester 4:14, of course. :o)

45 posted on 07/15/2009 9:48:13 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
Thanks Ron.

And I love the sign. It's great.

46 posted on 07/15/2009 9:50:00 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: hoosiermama

He is hugh and series!


47 posted on 07/15/2009 11:19:34 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: califamily4W
This is only 30 minute drive from my home.

Count this califamily of girls to be there!

EXCELLENT!

We need them to bring signs like THESE!


48 posted on 07/16/2009 2:01:42 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

Good luck bump!


49 posted on 07/16/2009 3:52:54 AM PDT by Howie (Obama lies, America dies, one stupid law at a time.)
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To: RonDog

Maybe Rush will show up too! That would be great!


50 posted on 07/16/2009 7:17:45 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Time to CLEAN HOUSE (AND Senate!!!) Kick their butts to the curb!!)
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