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Limbaugh’s involvement in beauty pageant sets wrong tone
The Missoulian ^ | October 16, 2009 | Connie Schultz

Posted on 10/16/2009 11:22:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Miss America officials have decided to kill off their beauty pageant.

That's not what they're saying, but you tell me what it means when a beauty pageant that professes to champion America's young women issues a news release with "Rush" and "thrilled" in the same sentence:

"We are thrilled to have Rush join us for our pageant this year," said the Miss America Organization's president and CEO, Art McMaster. "We know that the 2010 Miss America Pageant will be filled with new twists and exciting opportunities with him as one of our national judges."

No, he's not talking about the Canadian rock band.

Yes, he's apparently serious about right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

Let's ponder the possibilities, shall we?

All those pretty young women shimmy down the runway wearing skimpy swimsuits and smiles that slowly fade into suppressed shrieks as they come face to ogling face with the same guy who just last month said the Marines rejected Hillary Clinton because they "do not have uniforms that fit that big an ass."

Not a Hillary fan?

OK, here's his take on why John Edwards was unfaithful to his cancer-stricken wife:

"My theory that I just explained to you about ... what could have John Edwards' motivations been to have the affair with Rielle Hunter, given his wife is smarter than he is and probably nagging him a lot about doing this, and he found somebody that did something with her mouth other than talk."

What might the Miss America officials be thinking?

First, a little history: The pageant was founded in 1921, the year after American women got the vote. In its heyday, it had nearly 55 million viewers.

Over time, it lost favor with most of the viewing public for a long list of reasons, which Limbaugh undoubtedly would claim was compiled entirely by "feminazis."

A few years ago, ABC dumped the pageant. Officials moved the contest from Atlantic City, N.J., to Las Vegas, and it had a brief stint on Country Music Television before landing on its current home, TLC. Viewers now number about 2 million, which I imagine is less than the number many infomercials get.

Miss America officials did not return my call by deadline, but McMaster, in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun's John Katsilometes, did elaborate on why he picked Limbaugh.

Well, kinda.

"I want people to understand how the pageant judging happens," McMaster said. "We don't just pick out seven names. We have seven different categories, and we need people who are experts in those categories."

Hmm. What sort of expert might Limbaugh be?

Here's his own description of men like him: "We're not sexists; we're chauvinists. We're male chauvinist pigs, and we're happy to be because we think that's what men were destined to be. We think that's what women want."

You know what else Limbaugh thinks women want?

"Some of these babes, I'm telling you, like the sexual harassment crowd. They're out there protesting what they actually wish would happen to them sometimes."

Makes ya just wanna hug him till he can't breathe, doesn't it?

Full disclosure: In the past year or so, Limbaugh has referred to me as "blitheringly ignorant," a "ditz," "brain-dead" and "mind-numbed." Being my mother's daughter, I smiled politely but told him that no matter how many names he calls me, I can't be his girlfriend.

Five years ago, I might have written quite a rant about the ridiculous and demeaning tradition of the Miss America Pageant.

I would have gone on and on about how the swimsuit competition demeans our bright young women, whose only runway should come with frequent flier miles.

But Rush Limbaugh is the new face of Miss America, and he'd be the first to tell you his influence is far greater than mine.

I'm counting on it, Rush.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agitprop; beautycontest; beautypageant; feminazi; feministmovement; georgesoros; getrush; limbaugh; limbaughquotes; mediamatters; missamerica; rush; rushbashing; rushlimbaugh; savethemales; sexism; stalinisttactics; talkradio; television
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Rush is a multi-billionaire and makes well over $100 million a year, and this woman thinks she's in the running to be his girlfriend?! Really?!! LOL
1 posted on 10/16/2009 11:22:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did that genius Connie “Sergeant” Schultz write an editorial when the hater Perez Hilton was a judge?

I bet not.


2 posted on 10/16/2009 11:25:55 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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She knows nothing!
3 posted on 10/16/2009 11:27:12 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is it sexist if I say Connie has a face like a frying pan?

4 posted on 10/16/2009 11:29:23 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Egads! Apply Rush’s crack about John Edwards girlfriend doing more with her mouth than just talking to Perez Hilton.

To quote Marlon(Colonel Kurtz): “The horror.”


5 posted on 10/16/2009 11:29:46 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OH but the disgusting faggot Perez is a perfect role model.

uh huh, yeah


6 posted on 10/16/2009 11:30:38 AM PDT by envisio
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“In the past year or so, Limbaugh has referred to me as “blitheringly ignorant,” a “ditz,” “brain-dead” and “mind-numbed.””

And this article proves that he’s right.


7 posted on 10/16/2009 11:30:49 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought Rush said he loved the women’s movement.....this gal should be happy to have him on board.


8 posted on 10/16/2009 11:31:43 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think what we have learned is that Corporate America is part of the problem. Whether its the NFL or some other large business, they all seem to side with the left on cultural issues. Many people here think that capitalists are natural conservatives. Delusional


9 posted on 10/16/2009 11:31:57 AM PDT by Augustinian monk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"the 2010 Miss America Pageant will be filled with new twists and exciting opportunities"

Like a shooting competition?

10 posted on 10/16/2009 11:32:00 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Really full disclosure: Ms. Schultz is a knee jerk liberal and is the wife of nonentity, “Whatever you say Mr. Reid” Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio.


12 posted on 10/16/2009 11:32:21 AM PDT by mak5
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Rush being there means that there is one less homo judge, thus making it more legit.


13 posted on 10/16/2009 11:33:44 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Morgana

Judge


14 posted on 10/16/2009 11:35:23 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Isn't it great....we're heading for a Free Enterpriseless society.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
a beauty pageant that professes to champion America's young women issues

The feminist movement is a fraud. It is separatist politics that does NOTHING to advance women. It is just another tentacle of the Socialist Democrat Party.

The liberal womens' groups stood lockstep in defending serial rapist Bill Clinton. They championed a boss diddling a college intern in the workplace even though they used to complain when the boss would take a sexy secretary on the road for consenual sexual relations on a business trip.

They promote Planned Parenthood, a criminally corrupt organization that protects rapists and covers up incidents of child molestation.

They stood by as Sarah Palin was called a c*nt in the press and on t-shirts for running on the GOP ticket.

Go cry a river, pinko.

15 posted on 10/16/2009 11:35:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: Augustinian monk

The left is more likely to call you intolerant and smear you if you don’t give in.

But, I am not making excuses for the spineless companies who for years have been caving in to the left.


16 posted on 10/16/2009 11:35:58 AM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The Final Turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What might the Miss America officials be thinking?

As opposed to a female beauty pagent judged by a male homosexual activist who pushed litmus test questions?

17 posted on 10/16/2009 11:36:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do you want a male who loves women as the judge, or only males who find women “icky” and would rather puke than make out with one?


18 posted on 10/16/2009 11:37:15 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Connie Schultz and people of her ilk can shut up. I am tired of their attacks and their personal insults directed at conservatives. Rush Limbaugh is not the problem in this country. Barack Obama and his Administration are the problem.


19 posted on 10/16/2009 11:37:24 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Full disclosure: In the past year or so, Limbaugh has referred to me as “blitheringly ignorant,” a “ditz,” “brain-dead” and “mind-numbed.” Being my mother’s daughter, I smiled politely but told him that no matter how many names he calls me, I can’t be his girlfriend.

“but I wish I was...(pouts)”


20 posted on 10/16/2009 11:37:24 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Over time, it lost favor with most of the viewing public for a long list of reasons, which Limbaugh undoubtedly would claim was compiled entirely by "feminazis."

So beauty contests are "evil" because they are sexist, except they are honorable until they hire Rush Limbaugh.

Moonbat logic.

21 posted on 10/16/2009 11:37:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How’s that chip on your shoulder weighing, Connie?


22 posted on 10/16/2009 11:39:19 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s go on the attack against Connie Schultz. Who the heck is she to decide who Miss America judges are? The only reason she wrote this is to attack and demonize Limbaugh. These wonderful liberal Democrats are insidious buttholes.


23 posted on 10/16/2009 11:39:59 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess Rush isn’t a pole smoker so he shouldn’t be allowed to judge the attractiveness of women??

Liberals are idiots.


24 posted on 10/16/2009 11:40:14 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: JudyinCanada

I, personally, like to put women on a pedestal...just high enough to look up their dresses.


25 posted on 10/16/2009 11:41:41 AM PDT by gigster
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To: DTogo

At what point will they be screaming that he be removed as a judge? I bet it happens, though this pageant is probably not considered a big enough deal.

If the winner is white you can be sure the critics will be whining that it was because of Rush.


26 posted on 10/16/2009 11:41:45 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Morgana
What is Rush’s roll in the Pageant?

I hope you meant "role", and not "roll".

LOL! :-)

27 posted on 10/16/2009 11:43:03 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Again, fabricated quotes. I listen to Rush every day. He never said that stuff. These people are unadulterated fasicsts. She’s an insult to women.


28 posted on 10/16/2009 11:43:31 AM PDT by rushmom (l)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not to worry Connie. You certainly won't be in it.
29 posted on 10/16/2009 11:43:36 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama - The wrong man, at the wrong time, for the wrong country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Connie should stick to writing articles pushing the greatness of being Lesbian and gay:

http://www.bing.com/search?q=Connie%20Schultz%20%2B%20lesbian&form=SOLTLB


30 posted on 10/16/2009 11:50:41 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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“Connie Schultz’ involvement in the The Missoulian sets wrong tone”

CC Her publisher, their advertising department, and any company that has an ad on the same page anywhere she is published.

UNTIL THE END OF TIME.


31 posted on 10/16/2009 11:53:04 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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"Some of these babes, I'm telling you, like the sexual harassment crowd. They're out there protesting what they actually wish would happen to them sometimes."

During the impeachment hearing, there was a feminist journalist who said that SHE would drop to her knees to give Bill Clinton a Lewinsky because of his stance on abortion.

The ditzy dames have their own numbers to blame for this statement.

32 posted on 10/16/2009 11:54:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Yeah, Rush “sets the wrong tone”,
but having a hatefilled homo activist judging a female beauty contest is OK...


33 posted on 10/16/2009 11:55:27 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Five years ago, I might have written quite a rant about the ridiculous and demeaning tradition of the Miss America Pageant.

Um, you just DID. Lying shrew.

34 posted on 10/16/2009 11:55:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: Augustinian monk
I think what we have learned is that Corporate America is part of the problem. Whether its the NFL or some other large business, they all seem to side with the left on cultural issues. Many people here think that capitalists are natural conservatives. Delusional

Bump. The Socialsts subverted corporate America long ago. "Diversity training" is another term for political re-education. They push "greening policies" and sponsor United Way, abortion groups, and homosexual advocacy campaigns.

35 posted on 10/16/2009 11:58:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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A few years ago, ABC dumped the pageant. Officials moved the contest from Atlantic City, N.J., to Las Vegas, and it had a brief stint on Country Music Television before landing on its current home, TLC. Viewers now number about 2 million, which I imagine is less than the number many infomercials get.

Well Rush has 20 million listeners, so apparently pageant officials are better at math than Ms. Schultz. That's why they are excited to have Rush as a judge.

36 posted on 10/16/2009 11:58:45 AM PDT by Valpal1 (Always be prepared to make that difference.)
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To: rushmom
Some of the quotes came from George Soros' Media Matters which has been known to lie at least by omission.

I don't recall anyone ever compiling a list of the "sexist" things that Johnny Carson ever said on his program.

37 posted on 10/16/2009 12:01:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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Poor poor Connie (lay off the..) Schlitz, you almost feel sorry for her.  Almost... Yeah, I know it's Shultz. I coudln't resist. Some of this makes it look like she was drinking.

Connie doesn't realize that some women do like to be harassed.  They like being the focus of men's attention in this manner.  They take it as a compliment.  Oh the humanities...  Hey, I wouldn't do it.  I don't want my wife exposed to it.  I didn't want my girl-friends exposed to it.  It's still a fact that not all of them agreed with me.  Oh the humanities...

I guess we shouldn't expect someone (I'd imagine) would have the NAG network on speed dial to understand this.  One never knows when some beast will whistle at you on the street you know.

So upset is Connie, that she has to desparage the whole Miss America pagent, heralding that it's viewership has declined.  Frankly, I haven't found it necessary to follow the Miss America pagent like Connie has.  My life isn't going to be ruined by this "evil" organization.  No young woman's life is going to be ruined by this organization.  Many women will get college scholarships from it.  Oh the hmanities...

One can actually picture Connie sitting in her chair shaking with rage at the very idea Rush Limbaugh might be associated with the Miss America Pagent.  Why he's even going to be a judge.  Steam from ears...

Can anyone point me to the complaints poor Connie has made about homosexuals that have served as judges on beauty pagents?  Somehow I doubt it.  This is a sector of our society that women of Connie's ilk generally see no problem with at all.  Why they're so charming.  Rush is a slug, but guys that limit their emotional and physical selves with people of their own sex are so shiek.

Still, Connie is ever on watch to protect young women.  Why the idea a man who is attracted to women at all might be a judge, is probably a real downer to Connie.

God have some of our women lost touch with sanity.

38 posted on 10/16/2009 12:04:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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Connie, You ignorant slut.

So let’s see, the Pageant is going down the tubes and you want someone from NOW to give it a boost? Bwahahaha.


39 posted on 10/16/2009 12:09:03 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush is “S E X A”


40 posted on 10/16/2009 12:10:30 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (dimocRATS, the party of taxes and death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I guess Perea Hilton is the type of tone-setter she prefers!


41 posted on 10/16/2009 12:17:35 PM PDT by CWW (Palin & Jindal in 2012!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So the next shoe is about to drop on El Rushbo.


42 posted on 10/16/2009 12:17:55 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Valpal1

Interesting Mz. Shulz-Brown should focus on the loss of Miss America viewership v. MSM news over the years.


43 posted on 10/16/2009 12:18:43 PM PDT by EDINVA (Obama CAN'T see the Olympics from his back porch !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In the past year or so, Limbaugh has referred to me as "blitheringly ignorant," a "ditz," "brain-dead" and "mind-numbed."

Rush is right.

44 posted on 10/16/2009 12:21:52 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Rom 1:28-32
28Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.


45 posted on 10/16/2009 12:23:55 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

Sounds like it was written last week doesn’t it.

People who fail to read the Bible, are failing to use it as a resource to help prevent our civilization from doing the same evil things other civilizations did, that eventually caused them to collapse.

God’s plan is being ignored. Nothing good will come from it.

Our society will deny God at it’s own peril. This grows more obvious with each and every day.


46 posted on 10/16/2009 12:28:28 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This hag hates the very idea of beauty pageants anyway, so why is she bitching? Her only claim to fame is being some RAT senator’s wife, anyway, so why is she writing a newspaper column?


47 posted on 10/16/2009 12:28:43 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It rebegins.


48 posted on 10/16/2009 12:29:29 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (nothing is normal anymore)
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To: b4its2late

Poor Connie just dismisses the cause of Rush saying these things. Unable to accept any responsibility (where have we seen that before), it has to be him.

She is in desperate need of a broad dose of introspection.


49 posted on 10/16/2009 12:30:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush predicted this 35 minutes ago.


50 posted on 10/16/2009 12:31:05 PM PDT by anoldafvet (Proud Member of the Un-American Domestic Terrorist Movement)
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