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New Letter from Superintendent Manno about Creepy School Video
School Website. ^ | Sept 25th | Dr. Christopher Manno

Posted on 09/26/2009 7:35:31 AM PDT by RummyChick

September 25, 2009

Dear Burlington Township Families:

By now, we're sure that you are aware of a video placed on the Internet that has been reported heavily by the media. The video is of a class of students singing a song about President Obama.

Over the past two days we have been able to learn more about this situation and would like to provide you with some additional information. The song was one of eight skits performed during a February 2009 program that included second grade classes. Parents attended the program which took place on February 27, 2009. The other skits in the program included Groundhog Day, Chinese New Year, Abraham Lincoln, Valentine's Day, George Washington, Mardi Gras, and Dental Health Month. The song about President Obama was in recognition of Black History Month. We have been informed that the lyrics of the song were sent home with the children in advance of the assembly, which was the teacher's normal procedure. There were no concerns or complaints prior to, during, or after the program.

On March 23, 2009, an author visited the Young School as part of the school's Women's History Month recognition. As is usual procedure, parents were notified prior to the visit and invited to attend. The author presented two assemblies during which she read from two of her books. She also met with the Teen Book Club at our high school and did an evening book signing for parents and children. The author was accompanied by two individuals. After the first assembly on March 23rd, the class that performed the song at the February assembly about President Obama provided a special performance for the author, since one of the books she wrote was about Barack Obama. We were informed by a representative of the author that one of the individuals who accompanied the author video recorded the performance. School staff had no knowledge of the recording.

We have learned that the video was posted on the author's website without district approval or knowledge. It appears that another party copied the video from the author's website and placed it on YouTube. We have been informed that the video has been removed from the author's website.

Our district takes measures to ensure that our children's privacy is protected. We are carefully evaluating what occurred and will implement any additional needed procedures to prevent children's images in school from being publicly posted without permission. We will also provide reasonable direction and guidelines so that classroom activities will not give the appearance of promoting a particular political perspective.

We have taken additional measures over the past two days to assure the safety and security of children and staff. We have worked very closely with our police department and school resource officers. We have had a police presence on our campuses and have increased administrative presence at the B. Bernice Young School. News crews have been kept off campuses. There were no incidents in our schools as a result of this matter. Our children, staff, and schools are safe and secure. We are working with our police department to have the video removed from YouTube.

We wish to assure our community that the administration and Board of Education will carefully study this matter. We appreciate and value input from you, the residents of Burlington Township, and will continue to listen to your opinions on this matter. If you have any questions, please contact me directly.


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Let me remind you that Michelle Malkin said that the original video was posted on YOUTUBE by Charisse Carney Nunes. Manno still doesn't have it right. Call him and let him know!
1 posted on 09/26/2009 7:35:31 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

NEA Liberals trying to cover their rears after getting caught in their Goebbel’s propaganda skit.


2 posted on 09/26/2009 7:38:06 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: RummyChick

“We will also provide reasonable direction and guidelines so that classroom activities will not give the appearance of promoting a particular political perspective.”

ROTFLMAO!!


3 posted on 09/26/2009 7:38:15 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: RummyChick

Amazing, the letter speaks of “an author” and “a teacher” I guess they don’t have names there.


4 posted on 09/26/2009 7:39:32 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Global Warming Theory is extremely robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I call BS on this article in reference to the videotaping.

That looked to me like it was a practice..not the actual event.


5 posted on 09/26/2009 7:40:10 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

“We wish to assure our community that the administration and Board of Education will carefully study this matter.”

***

And then sweep it under the rug.

I don’t have children, but home schooling is sounding better and better to me.


6 posted on 09/26/2009 7:40:40 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: RummyChick
"...part of Black History Month"
Sure, and I assume the second verse was praising Clarence Thomas. Yep. Nice try.
7 posted on 09/26/2009 7:42:05 AM PDT by DadOfFive (Please....nobody tell Obama what comes after a "trillion".)
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To: norwaypinesavage

I am waiting to see if anyone picked up on that fact that Elvira could be related to the Rev Willie James, President of the county NAACP and civil rights activist.


8 posted on 09/26/2009 7:42:09 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

“That looked to me like it was a practice..not the actual event.”

It sure did!


9 posted on 09/26/2009 7:43:07 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: RummyChick
In times like this I always refer to the ‘Bush Standard’. In other words if the roles were reversed and this had happened on President Bush’s watch how would the Drive-by Media have reacted?

We all know the answer… though it would have been fun to watch Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann’s heads explode.

10 posted on 09/26/2009 7:43:23 AM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: RummyChick

It was just so all benign, so innocent, so innoccuous. Why this was just a ‘standard ‘skit’ and afterall the parents were notified (as usual). So what’s the big deal? Why is everyone in an uproar?


11 posted on 09/26/2009 7:43:33 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (In defense of Liberty.........Radicalism may be necessary.)
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To: fatnotlazy
I don’t have children, but home schooling is sounding better and better to me.

It is. I fought with my husband for almost 2 yrs over home schooling our daughter. Now he is involved with teaching her & a huge fan of it. I wish we had never enrolled her in school.

12 posted on 09/26/2009 7:45:53 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: norwaypinesavage

All Nice an Neat in a Cute little box , wrapped in Pretty Paper with a Bow on Top!

,,,,,,,,,,[fill in the,,,


13 posted on 09/26/2009 7:47:33 AM PDT by bravotu (Have a Nice Day !)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
“We will also provide reasonable direction and guidelines so that classroom activities will not give the appearance of promoting a particular political perspective.”

Now there is a 180 degree shift in policy.

14 posted on 09/26/2009 7:47:49 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: RummyChick

In the liberal mind, the only real crime is getting caught. He will probably ban recording devices from school shows.


15 posted on 09/26/2009 7:48:12 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Question O-thority!)
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To: RummyChick
We are working with our police department to have the video removed from YouTube

Censorship

16 posted on 09/26/2009 7:48:22 AM PDT by Charlespg (The Mainstream media is the enemy of democracy destroy the mainstream media)
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To: ArchAngel1983

I want to know what other women were honored during Women’s History Month at that school.

What about Sarah Palin, Condi Rice, Laura Bush (whose signature issue was Education)


17 posted on 09/26/2009 7:48:24 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Pretty weak response.


18 posted on 09/26/2009 7:49:30 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Don Corleone

He needs to be called out on that too. There are reports about the PRincipal going overboard about Obama and her trip to the Inauguration.

Also, she said she would do the song again....


19 posted on 09/26/2009 7:50:03 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
We have been informed that the lyrics of the song were sent home with the children in advance of the assembly

But not in advance of the children learning the song.

Also, how far in advance of the assembly? And what were parents supposed to do if they didn't like the lyrics -- request that the assembly be stopped? pull their kid out of the show at the last minute?

This statement is as weaselly as an Obama speech.

20 posted on 09/26/2009 7:51:00 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Outlaw Woman
"The video is of a class of students singing a song about President Obama. "

About Obama? "Equal work means equal pay"??

Oh yeah, that's perfectly innocent. No indoctrination there. Second grade kids get it.

The only thing missing is "Bush hates black people. Mmm,mmm,mmm!"

21 posted on 09/26/2009 7:51:28 AM PDT by airborne (Don't let history record that, when faced with evil, you did nothing!)
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To: RummyChick

How revealing that the main thrust of the letter concerns the potential illegality of the copying of the video from the original site and that the video got out beyond their immediate — and more controllable — orbit.

And does there seem to be an imlied threat of possible legal action or is that just my paranoia again

This IDIOT left out a key sentence following this one:

“We will also provide reasonable direction and guidelines so that classroom activities will not give the appearance of promoting a particular political perspective.”

“THAT INCLUDES, OF COURSE, ANY INSTRUCTION CONCERNING THE ORIGINAL INTENT OR PHILOSOPHY OF THE FOUNDERS OF AMERICA SO AS TO NOT OFFEND ANY MUSLIM, SHINTO, TAOIST, BUDDHIST, ROSICRUCIAN, WICCAN, AGNOSTIC, ATHEIST OR OTHER NON-CHRISTIAN STUDENT.”

Barack Hussein Obama is THE ONE.
Just ask your government schooled child!
Under 3 minute video depicting how the Obama cultists resemble Hitler cultists:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u0GJSZttZE&feature=channel_page


22 posted on 09/26/2009 7:51:37 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: opentalk

Dont forget this song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb8ntODQha4


23 posted on 09/26/2009 7:52:25 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
I hope Campbell Soup sues them for using the ‘ MMM MMM good line’ / sarc?
24 posted on 09/26/2009 7:52:54 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Dick Bachert
How revealing that the main thrust of the letter concerns the potential illegality of the copying of the video from the original site and that the video got out beyond their immediate — and more controllable — orbit.

Like Acorn supporters attacking the journalists who filmed Acorn criminals.

25 posted on 09/26/2009 7:53:00 AM PDT by gitmo (History books will read that Lincoln freed the slaves and Obama enslaved the free.)
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To: RummyChick
He said we must be fair today, equal work means equal pay

I wonder if the Super agrees to this particular lyric?

26 posted on 09/26/2009 7:53:11 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: RummyChick
Obama 101: Garbage in, Garbage out
Pamella Geller Atlas Shrugs article

parents should be concerned.

27 posted on 09/26/2009 7:56:09 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Dick Bachert

“SO AS TO NOT OFFEND ANY MUSLIM, SHINTO, TAOIST, BUDDHIST, ROSICRUCIAN, WICCAN, AGNOSTIC, ATHEIST OR OTHER NON-CHRISTIAN STUDENT”

Out of your list, only the muslims believe in “killing the infidel”


28 posted on 09/26/2009 7:58:45 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Don Corleone

“We will also provide reasonable direction and guidelines so that classroom activities will not give the appearance of promoting a particular political perspective.”

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In other words we will carefully craft our propaganda so that you won’t be able to tell that we are indoctrinating the kiddies.


29 posted on 09/26/2009 7:58:50 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: RummyChick

Better yet, call the school board demanding his resignation.


30 posted on 09/26/2009 8:00:26 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: the law of unintended consequences in action.)
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To: RummyChick
I don't know, but here's the Groundhog Day entry....
31 posted on 09/26/2009 8:00:43 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: RummyChick

Again — according to the superintendant, the offense is that someone posted a film of the indoctrination. The offense is the indoctrination itself! What part of brainwashing deosn’t this jerk understand?


32 posted on 09/26/2009 8:01:09 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: RummyChick

“We have learned that the video was posted on the author’s website without district approval or knowledge. It appears that another party copied the video from the author’s website and placed it on YouTube. We have been informed that the video has been removed from the author’s website.”

So the SHIFT is towards the PRIVACY of the students and use without permission?

It’s NOT about the vile CONTENT?

Why should a CULT IMAGE of OBAMA not be the ISSUE?

Hmmm?


33 posted on 09/26/2009 8:02:12 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: RummyChick

Adding...I want to know who wrote these songs? Where did the music teacher get the lyrics? Is this her own work, or did some helpful branch of the DNC gin up these materials and distribute them to the music department?


34 posted on 09/26/2009 8:04:05 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: staytrue

Understand that but, from top to bottom (with scant few exceptions), the myrmidons running government school have made POLITICAL CORRECTNESS the new official “religion.”

Your comment — completely correct BTW — begs the question
“WHY THE HELL HAVE WE ALLOWED THEM IN HERE?”

Unless stopped, the America in which many of us old geezers grew up IS HISTORY. Hell, it is already!!!

NOWHERE TO HIDE
7 MINUTE VIDEO ON OUR CURRENT MESS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvqb_JcAK18


35 posted on 09/26/2009 8:07:30 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: RummyChick
We are carefully evaluating what occurred and will implement any additional needed procedures to prevent children's images in school worshipping false gods from being publicly posted without permission.
36 posted on 09/26/2009 8:07:50 AM PDT by gitmo (History books will read that Lincoln freed the slaves and Obama enslaved the free.)
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To: RummyChick

THIS sung to the tune of Jesus Loves Me is acceptable?

The following are the lyrics of two songs reportedly taught to a class at a New Jersey elementary school full of praises for the “great accomplishments” of President Obama.

Song 1:
Mm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said red, yellow, black or white
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

Yes!
Mmm, mmm, mm
Barack Hussein Obama

Song 2:
Hello, Mr. President we honor you today!
For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say “hooray!”

Hooray, Mr. President! You’re number one!
The first black American to lead this great nation!

Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans
To make this country’s economy number one again!

Hooray Mr. President, we’re really proud of you!
And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue!

So continue —— Mr. President we know you’ll do the trick
So here’s a hearty hip-hooray ——

Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/24/lyrics-songs-president-obama/

N.J. Principal Unapologetic for Videotape of Kids Praising Obama, Parents Say
The principal of a New Jersey elementary school where young students were videotaped singing the praises of President Obama is making no apologies for the videotape and says she would allow the performance again if she could, according to parents who spoke with her Thursday night.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/25/principal-nj-school-long-obama-supporter/?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a16:g2:r4:c0.129449:b27934924:z0

BTW the PRINCIPAL and “TEACHER” are BOTH BLACK!

A yearbook photograph shows Dr. Denise King, right, prinicipal of B. Bernice Young Elementary School, attending the inauguration of President Obama on Jan. 20. (FOXNews.com)

There is a picture of them standing together attending Obama’s inauguration. You should see them. They look like MAJOR THUGS!

A yearbook photograph shows Dr. Denise King, right, prinicipal of B. Bernice Young Elementary School, attending the inauguration of President Obama on Jan. 20. (FOXNews.com)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/25/principal-nj-school-long-obama-supporter/?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a16:g2:r4:c0.129449:b27934924:z0

It’s purely a RACIST, INDOCTRINATION issue going on.


37 posted on 09/26/2009 8:08:07 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: airborne

Right on. mmm mmm mmm


38 posted on 09/26/2009 8:08:52 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (In defense of Liberty.........Radicalism may be necessary.)
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To: RummyChick

Can someone post the pictures of the Principal and the “teacher” at this link?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/25/principal-nj-school-long-obama-supporter/?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a16:g2:r4:c0.129449:b27934924:z0


39 posted on 09/26/2009 8:09:16 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Again — according to the superintendant, the offense is that someone posted a film of the indoctrination. The offense is the indoctrination itself! What part of brainwashing deosn’t this jerk understand?

you're right, he and the teacher should be removed, they think is is OK

40 posted on 09/26/2009 8:09:25 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: RummyChick; All

Parents, please consider getting your children OUT of the government schools as quickly as possible.


41 posted on 09/26/2009 8:10:24 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: stephenjohnbanker
“We will also provide reasonable direction and guidelines so that classroom activities will not give the appearance of promoting a particular political perspective.”

Then why is it, they recognize Black History month?

42 posted on 09/26/2009 8:12:28 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Song two for kids was written by the former President of the Harvard Black Law student Association..of which Obama was member.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Charisse-Carney-Nunes/117777864196

“lay down with Massah nappy
bare his children nappy”

http://music.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=music.singleplaylist&friendid=202406590


43 posted on 09/26/2009 8:12:32 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: nmh
I don't think that is the teacher. Teacher is Elvira James. But it is the Principal.

44 posted on 09/26/2009 8:14:53 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: ArchAngel1983

“In times like this I always refer to the ‘Bush Standard’.”

exactly - I call it “what if W had.....”

A similar skit would have caused a riot.


45 posted on 09/26/2009 8:16:25 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: NMEwithin
It funny, most people are talking about that verse the most, when the one that scares the bajebers out of me is the one that replaces Christ with Obama from the “jesus loves me” song.
46 posted on 09/26/2009 8:17:17 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Exactly - everytime the super makes a “response” - all he does is reveal he’s stuck on stupid.


47 posted on 09/26/2009 8:18:25 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: unixfox

“Then why is it, they recognize Black History month? “

Because it is far preferable than reading “dead white males” ?


48 posted on 09/26/2009 8:20:26 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: RummyChick

The rat machine has no morals, is it any wonder that this teacher and principal is just part of the machine that has infested the school system including the universities.


49 posted on 09/26/2009 8:20:44 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Logical me

This video of Obama smiles is just as creepy to me as the kids video. there is something truly wrong with this man.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_NxOt6gR60


50 posted on 09/26/2009 8:21:39 AM PDT by RummyChick
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