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EXCERPTS OF THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
Drudge Report ^ | 1/27/10 | drudge

Posted on 01/27/2010 4:30:51 PM PST by tarpit

EXCERPTS OF THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS Wed Jan 27 2010 19:13:14 ET

We face big and difficult challenges. And what the American people hope – what they deserve – is for all of us, Democrats and Republicans, to work through our differences; to overcome the numbing weight of our politics. For while the people who sent us here have different backgrounds and different stories and different beliefs, the anxieties they face are the same. The aspirations they hold are shared. A job that pays the bill. A chance to get ahead. Most of all, the ability to give their children a better life.

You know what else they share? They share a stubborn resilience in the face of adversity. After one of the most difficult years in our history, they remain busy building cars and teaching kids; starting businesses and going back to school. They are coaching little league and helping their neighbors. As one woman wrote to me, “We are strained but hopeful, struggling but encouraged.”

It is because of this spirit – this great decency and great strength – that I have never been more hopeful about America’s future than I am tonight. Despite our hardships, our union is strong. We do not give up. We do not quit. We don’t allow fear or division to break our spirit. In this new decade, it’s time the American people get a government that matches their decency; that embodies their strength. And tonight, I’d like to talk about how together, we can deliver on that promise.

By the time I’m finished speaking tonight, more Americans will have lost their health insurance. Millions will lose it this year. Our deficit will grow. Premiums will go up. Co-pays will go up. Patients will be denied the care they need. Small business owners will continue to drop coverage altogether. I will not walk away from these Americans. And neither should the people in this chamber.

Rather than fight the same tired battles that have dominated Washington for decades, it’s time for something new. Let’s try common sense. Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let’s meet our responsibility to the people who sent us here.

To do that, we have to recognize that we face more than a deficit of dollars right now. We face a deficit of trust – deep and corrosive doubts about how Washington works that have been growing for years. To close that credibility gap we must take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly; and to give our people the government they deserve.

That’s what I came to Washington to do. That’s why – for the first time in history – my Administration posts our White House visitors online. And that’s why we’ve excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions.

But we cannot stop there. It’s time to require lobbyists to disclose each contact they make on behalf of a client with my Administration or Congress. And it’s time to put strict limits on the contributions that lobbyists give to candidates for federal office. Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests – including foreign companies – to spend without limit in our elections. Well I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests, and worse, by foreign entities. They should be decided by the American people, and that’s why I’m urging Democrats and Republicans to pass a bill that helps to right this wrong.

I’m also calling on Congress to continue down the path of earmark reform. You have trimmed some of this spending and embraced some meaningful change. But restoring the public trust demands more. For example, some members of Congress post some earmark requests online. Tonight, I’m calling on Congress to publish all earmark requests on a single website before there’s a vote so that the American people can see how their money is being spent.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhosotu; excerpts; partyofdeath; puke; sou; soulessobama
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1 posted on 01/27/2010 4:30:53 PM PST by tarpit
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To: tarpit

Puke. I have no desire to watch this crap.


2 posted on 01/27/2010 4:33:05 PM PST by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: tarpit

I’ll bet fewer people watch BO’s first State of the Onion address(it makes you want to cry) than any since Jimmah Carter.


3 posted on 01/27/2010 4:33:05 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: tarpit
excerpts

I me I me me me me I my my me mine I me I me me me me I my my me mine I me I me me me me I my my me mine I me I me me me me I my my me mine I me I me me me me I my my me mine I me I me me me me I my my me mine I me I me me me me I my my me mine I me I me me me me I my my me mine I me I me me me me I my my me mine I me I me me me me I my my me mine I me I me me me me I my my me mine

4 posted on 01/27/2010 4:33:39 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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To: tarpit

i don’t want to hear this joker talk about mountains of
debt, earmarks — as if he weren’t the culprit. nauseating.


5 posted on 01/27/2010 4:33:39 PM PST by avital2
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To: tarpit

Can I start my SOTU Bingo card off this report?


6 posted on 01/27/2010 4:34:03 PM PST by Sir Beowolf ("We The People")
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To: tarpit

7 posted on 01/27/2010 4:34:09 PM PST by syc1959
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To: tarpit

“And it’s time to put strict limits on the contributions that lobbyists give to candidates for federal office.”

One of Obama’s traditional lies. During the campaign he would say no money from lobbyists, then say, “registered lobbyists” with a gleam in his eye. Tricky, those are the least likely to have much money.

He never said he will not take money from those who hire lobbyists, the big boys.

A loser issue. Maybe he is guilt ridden.


8 posted on 01/27/2010 4:34:14 PM PST by Shermy ( John Kerry is a Jets fan)
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To: tarpit

Is this some kind of joke?

I mean he just passed a bill with 9,000 earmarks!

And gave a lobbyist no bid contract worth tens of millions of dollars.

He has absolutely lost his frckn mind.


9 posted on 01/27/2010 4:34:49 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: tarpit

Frankly, what a bunch of unfocused bullshit.


10 posted on 01/27/2010 4:34:58 PM PST by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: Shermy

“That’s why – for the first time in history – my Administration posts our White House visitors online.”

And how hard did he fight against that?

What about CSPAN coverage of his lobbyist meetings?


11 posted on 01/27/2010 4:35:50 PM PST by Shermy ( John Kerry is a Jets fan)
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To: Freddd

And nine ‘I’’s in those few paragaphs!


12 posted on 01/27/2010 4:36:28 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: tarpit
Made-up stuff from Drudge?

Why? Couldn't he wait an hour-and-a-half and make fun of the REAL stuff?

That's a bit weak.

13 posted on 01/27/2010 4:36:31 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Freddd

Nope, more than 9!


14 posted on 01/27/2010 4:37:10 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: VanDeKoik

“Frankly, what a bunch of unfocused bullshit.”

There is a reason his mouth looks like a prolapsed rectum.


15 posted on 01/27/2010 4:37:35 PM PST by Psalm 144 (HealthControl - the new euthanasia all the way from Chicago to your family.)
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To: tarpit
Good luck in persuading the Democrats to conduct themselves differently. What makes the One think Washington will work better because he commands it to? Ain't gonna happen - he might as well command the sun to rise in the morning! Color me unimpressed.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

16 posted on 01/27/2010 4:37:42 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Shermy
The Obama administration says it will release names of most visitors to the White House, starting at the end of this year. Information on visitors in the first eight months of his administration will remain secret — though officials say they will consider narrow and specific requests.

The White House called the release of information "voluntary," continuing to argue the Bush administration's position that full disclosure is not required by the Freedom of Information Act. source MSNBC 9/42009

17 posted on 01/27/2010 4:38:58 PM PST by tarpit
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To: kittymyrib

Is he already speaking? I may watch for a minute just to see if the smirk is gone from his face.


18 posted on 01/27/2010 4:39:08 PM PST by jerri (Is it over yet?)
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To: tarpit
American People are saying no and this idiot still don't get it...He's just getting dumber every day.


19 posted on 01/27/2010 4:39:17 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: tarpit

In other words, Forget everything you’ve seen us Democrats do over this past year. Republicans made us do it.


21 posted on 01/27/2010 4:41:33 PM PST by Iowamerican
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To: tarpit
"The aspirations they hold are shared"

NOT !


22 posted on 01/27/2010 4:41:38 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: tarpit

With a quick glance...I counted 10 I’s and 1 me....it’s an hour speech...wonder how many more will be in this speech.


23 posted on 01/27/2010 4:41:57 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: humblegunner

“Made-up stuff from Drudge?”

Hard to believe, but I don’t think any one could make up that lobbyist stuff in his style.


24 posted on 01/27/2010 4:42:16 PM PST by Shermy ( John Kerry is a Jets fan)
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To: shield
Its always about HIM and ME. Its never about YOU and US.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

25 posted on 01/27/2010 4:43:58 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: VanDeKoik
-- what a bunch of unfocused bullshit --

Yeah. Rambling, disjointed crap. Low quality pabulum.

26 posted on 01/27/2010 4:46:05 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: humblegunner
drudge is consistent with washington post story here
27 posted on 01/27/2010 4:47:31 PM PST by tarpit
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To: GoCards

Really! Read 3 lines and I’m ready to barf. I’ll try to listen to Rush tomorrow to get his take. Let him handle the tough stuff like this.


28 posted on 01/27/2010 4:47:40 PM PST by Need4Truth (All the king's horses and all the king's men could not reprogram the Branch Carbonians.)
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To: Cboldt
In the excerpts, not a word about shrinking government, cutting back spending or boosting the economy and jobs. It sounds disconnected from reality.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

29 posted on 01/27/2010 4:49:27 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: humblegunner

reuters has same excerpts at http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N27105039.htm


30 posted on 01/27/2010 4:50:38 PM PST by tarpit
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To: tarpit

and worse, by foreign entities. LIKE SOROS.


31 posted on 01/27/2010 4:52:22 PM PST by omega4179 ( No real conservative would ever endorse McCain.)
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To: tarpit
Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests – including foreign companies – to spend without limit in our elections. Well I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests, and worse, by foreign entities. They should be decided by the American people, and that’s why I’m urging Democrats and Republicans to pass a bill that helps to right this wrong.

This guy who we are told is a constitutional scholar thinks congress can override the SCOTUS with a bill? I mean seriously, has he ever even read the constitution?

32 posted on 01/27/2010 4:52:45 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Sir Beowolf

I think you can start your Bingo card with this... I will have to because I will not watch!


33 posted on 01/27/2010 4:53:08 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: tarpit

Gee, My Decision to NOT WATCH seems to be a correct one.

Its a Tsunami watch.....There is a Big Wave coming up the Potomic tonight...... right past George Washington’s Farm house......But George is on High Ground.
Hey Obama ! Before you start, i’d like to say something.......DON’T.


34 posted on 01/27/2010 4:53:12 PM PST by 4Speed
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To: tarpit
The BIG LIE. Joseph Goebbels would be so proud!
"Well I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests, and worse, by foreign entities."
That statement is all lies.

As Pam Geller wrote back in August 2008 in "Obama's Foreign Donors: The media averts its eyes" -- Obama received thousands and thousands of foreign donations, nearly all of them poorly reported.

Some claim that Obama received many millions from foreign donors -- over $200 million by some accounts.

35 posted on 01/27/2010 4:53:34 PM PST by bvw
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To: tarpit
By the time I’m finished speaking tonight, more Americans will have lost their health insurance.

BINGO!

36 posted on 01/27/2010 4:54:37 PM PST by Never on my watch (Liberalism has NEVER made anything better)
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To: tarpit

Lies, BS, political posturing, no substance and words and more words that are not sincere.


37 posted on 01/27/2010 4:55:57 PM PST by mulligan
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To: tarpit
“Let’s invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt.”

1) Let us Invest our own money. Its not yours to invest for us. And you can start by letting us have more of it by giving us a major tax break.

2) Too late for preventing a mountan of dept. Its already a mountain and getting bigger everyday. Pass health care and the new mountain will tower over the old one.

38 posted on 01/27/2010 4:57:19 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: bvw
Continuing the Saga of Foreign Donors to Obama...

A reader in Ireland tells me he has successfully contributed $10 to Obama, using a credit card from a foreign bank. I must gently remind this reader that he, and everyone else doing this "experiment" by donating under false names are in fact violating U.S. law. So guys, don't do that.

Having said that, Patrick Ruffini notes:

The ability to contribute with a false address, when the technology to prevent it not only exists but comes standard, is a green light for fraud.

One could understand the oversight if prior to the bogus donor story breaking. But you'd think they would have taken measures to step up their donor security in the aftermath of the revelations. Having AVS turned on would have stopped or significantly deterred the fraudulent donations (or, at a very minimum, made them easily detectable). By turning this basic setting off, the Obama campaign invited this kind of fraud and has taken no steps to correct it.

Source: National Review 10/23/08

39 posted on 01/27/2010 5:00:35 PM PST by tarpit
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To: tarpit

Sounds like a serial killer pleading his case before the parole board.


40 posted on 01/27/2010 5:00:38 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Obey the law, or you'll go to prison and be raped.)
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To: NavyCanDo
The new Demonrat mantra! Woof, woof, let granny eat dog food...spoof on 'let them eat cake'. obama's war on seniors See the links in post 43-46 and on the last page.

Expanding support for families balancing work with caring for elderly relatives with a $102.5 million Caregiver Initiative adding $52.5 million in funding to Department of Health and Human Services caregiver support programs that provide temporary respite care, counseling, training, and referrals to critical services. The administration says the extra funding will allow nearly 200,000 additional caregivers to be served and 3 million more hours of respite care to be provided. It also adds $50 million to programs that provide transportation help, adult day care, and in-home services, such as aides to help seniors bathe and cook, help which eases the burden for family members and helps seniors stay in their homes.

Even the commie rage MJ is reporting the cut and gut of SS/Medicare.

http://motherjones.com/mojo/2010/01/obama-puts-social-security-chopping-block

Tricare for Life (retired over 65 retired Military health ins is getting a BIG NEW fee DOD bill, This option would help reduce the cost of TFL, as well as cost for Medicare, by INTRODUCING minimum out of pocket requirements for beneficiaries. Under this option, TFL would NOT cover any of the first $525 of an enrollee's cost-sharing liabilities for calendar year 2011 and would limit coverage to 50 percent of the next $4725 in Medicare cost sharing that the beneficiary incurred. (Because all further cost sharing would be covered by TFL, enrollees could not pay more than $2,888 in cost sharing in that year.

41 posted on 01/27/2010 5:01:54 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: tarpit

I will not watch, I refuse to go out and buy another tv after I put my foot thru the last. The bad actor in a new costume with the same bulls##t message. We’re on to his crap!


42 posted on 01/27/2010 5:07:57 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: tarpit
FU Barry Soetoro
43 posted on 01/27/2010 5:09:23 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: the invisib1e hand

All thru’ the day I me mine,
I me mine, I me mine.
All thru’ the night I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.
Now they’re frightened of leaving it,
Ev’ryone’s weaving it,
Coming on strong all the time,
All thru’ the day I me mine.
I-I me-me mine, I-I me-me mine,
I-I me-me mine, I-I me-me mine.
All I can hear I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.
Even those tears I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.
No-one’s frightened of playing it, ev’ryone’s saying it.
Flowing more freely than wine,
All thru’ the day I me mine.
I-I me-me mine, I-I me-me mine.
I-I me-me mine, I-I me-me mine.
All I can hear I me mine, I me mine, I me mind.
Even those tears I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.
No-one’s frightened of playing it, ev’ryone’s saying it,
All thru’ your life I me mine.


44 posted on 01/27/2010 5:12:38 PM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Shermy
"my Administration posts our White House visitors online."

Oh, you caught that one, too!

Here's my reaction as I spit out my cup of coffee when I hit that section: Phhhhtttt!!! Yeah, only AFTER repeated Freedom of Information Requests were made for the visitor logs!!!!!

What the French toast, Obama?!? You lying sack of protoplasm!

Even Obama's love child, MSNBC, was complaining about being denied the visitor logs as recently as the middle of June!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31373407/ns/politics-white_house

(Of course, Mrs. Bulldog is VERY concerned about me yelling at the computer screen all the time... Funny, I didn't start doing that until Obama usurped the White House...)

Cheers
45 posted on 01/27/2010 5:13:00 PM PST by DoctorBulldog
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To: tarpit

I don’t want to watch!!! Communism never gave children a better life. I hope Fox Business channel does not carry the 0’propaganda speech.


46 posted on 01/27/2010 5:18:32 PM PST by MtnClimber (Be a Patriot, contribute to Free Republic today!)
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To: Never on my watch
By the time I’m finished speaking tonight, more Americans will have lost their health insurance.

Back in July 2009, PoltiFact did a story about Obama's claim that 14,000 people lose health insurance everyday. The found the methodology used in determining that number and view it credible:

Holahan and his co-author, using a baseline of 4.6 percent unemployment in 2007, calculated that 2.6 million people would lose coverage if the unemployment rate climbed to 7 percent; 3.7 million if it went to to 8 percent; 4.8 million at 9 percent; and 5.8 million at 10 percent. The estimates took into account people who lost their jobs but then switched to a spouse’s plan or extended their coverage through COBRA, the federal law that guarantees people who lose their job can still get continued health coverage.

Applying Holahan's calculations to the actual rise in unemployment from November 2008 to June 2009, we came up with 3.2 million people losing health coverage, or an average of 15,238 per day, so it is close to the 14,000 Obama cited.

Democrats should be more focused on fixing the economy and helping business create jobs so that more people can have health care.

47 posted on 01/27/2010 5:21:03 PM PST by tarpit
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To: tarpit
 Speech Preparation
48 posted on 01/27/2010 5:26:07 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: tarpit

I’d be willing to pay higher taxes for a defined period of years as a necessary evil while the President shrunk entitlement programs and simplified the tax code.


49 posted on 01/27/2010 5:33:09 PM PST by kenavi (No legislation longer than the Constitution.)
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To: kenavi
The President can propose but Congress disposes. The Democrats aren't going to enact a real spending freeze or significantly reduce spending. And Obama doesn't have the political capital to persuade Democrats to follow him.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

50 posted on 01/27/2010 5:35:35 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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