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Westboro Baptist Church Goes To Mississippi And Loses
The Hayride ^ | 19 April 2011 | MacAoidh

Posted on 04/19/2011 6:09:03 PM PDT by LSUfan

On Saturday USMC Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers, who was killed in action in Afghanistan April 7, was buried in Brandon, Mississippi.

That, by itself, is a sadly unremarkable – though certainly noteworthy and solemn – occasion for us to mark.

And in fact when Sgt. Rogers’ body returned to Brandon it was greeted by hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, of well-wishers who gathered at the roadside to honor the fallen American hero. The dashboard camera from Mississippi state trooper Elmo Townsend’s cruiser gives an indication of the scene last Thursday.

What is most notable about Sgt. Rogers’ funeral in Brandon, however, is what didn’t happen.

You see, the troglodytes from Westboro Baptist Church had threatened to spew their poison at Sgt. Rogers’ funeral.

But the Westboro mob wasn’t on the scene, and Sgt. Rogers was laid to rest without incident – thank God.

Why weren’t there protestors?

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; US: Mississippi; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; fredphelps; heroes; marines; usmc
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This is a truly great story.
1 posted on 04/19/2011 6:09:06 PM PDT by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan
Why weren’t there protestors?

Because liberal democrats are cowards.

2 posted on 04/19/2011 6:12:11 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: LSUfan

One must wonder what kind of “love” is preached at the Westboro Baptist Church worship services...


3 posted on 04/19/2011 6:13:00 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: choctaw man

One must wonder what kind of “love” is preached at the Westboro Baptist Church worship services...

they are cousin-humpers and are not even worthy of getting any airtime.


4 posted on 04/19/2011 6:14:47 PM PDT by Cyclone59
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To: choctaw man

Their “church” is a bit like Madelyn Murrey O’Hair’s “church of atheism”.


5 posted on 04/19/2011 6:20:19 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: LSUfan


6 posted on 04/19/2011 6:21:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: LSUfan

One of these days they’re going to show up at a funeral...and it’s going to be theirs.


7 posted on 04/19/2011 6:23:01 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: JoeProBono

Insulting actual anuses everywhere.


8 posted on 04/19/2011 6:25:56 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: LSUfan

Beautiful. These SOBs really stepped in it when they won at the Supreme Court. It pretty much opened them up to to being on the receiving end of some well-deserved vigilante justice.


9 posted on 04/19/2011 6:29:34 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: LSUfan
Glad all went well there!

My daughter's softball coach's son was killed in Afghanistan this weekend. Still trying to get details.

10 posted on 04/19/2011 6:30:48 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: LSUfan

Thank you for sharing that.

I just added Brandon, Mississippi to the “places I might like to live” list.

God bless Sgt. Rogers and the good people and patriots of that town that came out to honor him.


11 posted on 04/19/2011 6:33:33 PM PDT by WWRD
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To: MountainDad

I can’t get the site to come up.


12 posted on 04/19/2011 6:33:33 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: LSUfan
"This is a truly great story. "

Indeed it is. The "good old boys" solution to meddling outsiders. Well done, Mississippi!

13 posted on 04/19/2011 6:34:35 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: LSUfan

What amazes me is that, to date, no enterprising Marine sniper has not set up and taken out a couple of these clowns. It shows remarkable restraint and respect for a mis-used right to free speech.


14 posted on 04/19/2011 6:35:10 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: LSUfan

You left out the good stuff:
“A couple of days before, one of them Westboro protestors ran his mouth at a Brandon gas station and got his arse waxed. Police were called and the beaten man could not give much of a description of who beat him. When they canvassed the station and spoke to the large crowd that had gathered around, no one seemed to remember anything about what had happened.

Rankin County handled this thing perfectly. There were many things that were put into place that most will never know about and at great expense to the county.

Most of the morons never made it out of their hotel parking lot. It seems that certain Rankin county pickup trucks were parked directly behind any car that had Kansas plates in the hotel parking lot and the drivers mysteriously disappeared until after the funeral was over. Police were called but their wrecker service was running behind and it was going to be a few hours before they could tow the trucks so the Kansas plated cars could get out.

A few made it to the funeral but were ushered away to be questioned about a crime they might have possibly been involved in. Turns out, after a few hours of questioning, that they were not involved and they were allowed to go on about their business.

Fred Phelps, the disbarred lawyer and Democrat activist who leads the Westboro congregation, will undoubtedly pursue some form of legal action for the way his people were thwarted in Brandon. Let him try. There isn’t a jury in Mississippi which will see things his way.

This is a template for how to handle the Westboro people. If lawsuits don’t work, other means will. Whatever it takes to keep them from harassing bereaved military families on the day their fallen loved ones are laid to rest.”


15 posted on 04/19/2011 6:38:04 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Tagline closed for repairs. Please use the next available tagline. We appreciate your patience.)
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To: Mmogamer

Took me three or four tries but it finally loaded.


16 posted on 04/19/2011 6:39:40 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Tagline closed for repairs. Please use the next available tagline. We appreciate your patience.)
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To: WWRD

Once again, I have reason to be proud to be a native Mississippian (and, yes, I have a certified copy of my birth certificate to prove it!)


17 posted on 04/19/2011 6:39:57 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: WKB

We get a lot of things right, ping.
Couldn't watch the local news with dry eyes.
18 posted on 04/19/2011 6:45:16 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: LSUfan

Awesome! Just plain awesome! Way to go!


19 posted on 04/19/2011 6:51:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Repeal The 17th

This part of the story is even better than the headline. Love it!


20 posted on 04/19/2011 6:51:40 PM PDT by Humal
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To: LSUfan

I clicked the link, read the story, and it made my day.


21 posted on 04/19/2011 6:54:28 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Mariner
“One of these days they’re going to show up at a funeral...and it’s going to be theirs.”
Reading the story, this could have been the one.

I have heard that Mississippi has an old law from the post reconstruction days that basically says “The Son of a Bitch needed killing”. Probably would have made a pretty good defense in any "accidental" death of any of the Phelps mob.

22 posted on 04/19/2011 6:56:40 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
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To: jennings2004

Love those Rankin County REDNECKS! My mom is a native Mississipian too!


23 posted on 04/19/2011 6:57:24 PM PDT by Florida native
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To: jennings2004

Hey! Me too also. Five generations worth of Monroe County hillbilly.


24 posted on 04/19/2011 7:00:11 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
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To: LSUfan

That is truly a shame!! (sarcasm).

Those good ole boys know how to deal with anti-American scum.

They could use some Mississippi help in Kansas to take out the nest of vipers permanently.


25 posted on 04/19/2011 7:00:14 PM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescent excrement)
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To: LSUfan; WKB; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; KLT; montesquiue; ...

I've just noticed that WKB hasn't been here since April 11.
This story is not to be missed by Mississippians who didn't or couldn't see it on the local news!

We get a lot right, here in Mississippi.

26 posted on 04/19/2011 7:02:38 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

I bawled like a baby watching the video and I shared the link and the video not only on Facebook but w/most of my email contacts.

People need some hope that even though the world and our country is going to hell in a handbasket, some folks still stand up for what is right!

WTG Brandon, Mississippi.

Sgt. Jason Rogers’ family - thank you for your son’s service and ultimate sacrifice. My heart and prayers go out to you at this time of sorrow.


27 posted on 04/19/2011 7:04:40 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Repeal The 17th

That’s a great story. Messing with the good old boys may not work out quite the way you planned.

Sometimes I get the sneaking suspicion that that Westboro crowd aren’t what they seem at all.

I won’t be surprised if we discover that they aren’t a crackpot church, but instead turn out to be a group of gay activists.


28 posted on 04/19/2011 7:06:10 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam, mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: LSUfan

That “church” planned to protest a funeral in Jacksonville two or three years ago. At the last minute they wisely decided not to show up.


29 posted on 04/19/2011 7:06:15 PM PDT by bobjam
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To: LSUfan

That is so perfect! I love it!


30 posted on 04/19/2011 7:14:36 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: JoeProBono
When the Founding Fathers wrote about "free speech", they did not assume we would be stupid about using it.

I don't like these people and I think your photo is 100% correct! Thank you for posting it!

31 posted on 04/19/2011 7:16:28 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: leapfrog0202

God bless you [again and always] dearest (((leapfrog0202))). Some of the courage of Sgt. Jason Rogers came through in his Mom, in how she handled herself with the media. God bless and forever we honor Sgt. Jason Rogers. The good folks of Brandon are down home real people. They’re precisely what *this state* that’s all too often unfairly and viciously maligned, is truly all about.

This thread is a keeper. I am grateful and thankful for its posting. The local TV news was impossible to watch with dry eyes, but I’m glad some of his funeral procession and his Mom’s interview received at least some of it’s most merited coverage.


32 posted on 04/19/2011 7:18:54 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: WWRD
I just added Brandon, Mississippi to the “places I might like to live” list.

It ain't just Brandon, it is the whole state. They had a 'dust up' near Laurel as well, but I don't have all the details yet.

COUNTRY FOLKS CAN SURVIVE!

There's a reason the South is over represented in the military; it comes natural.

Prayers for the fine young man's family.

33 posted on 04/19/2011 7:23:52 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: jennings2004

Yep. I was born in Chickasaw County. You do not mess with the people of MS. They are not like any other state’s people.


34 posted on 04/19/2011 7:26:48 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: Florida native

What part? I was born in a very small town, Houston.


35 posted on 04/19/2011 7:28:52 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: bobjam

WBC really does not understand what they are messing with. They have gotten so used to ‘the law’ backing them that they think that it will always be there to protect them and as such, they will continue to get away with their garbage.

One day they will picket/protest a funeral and there will be a parent/family member/husband/wife who, in their extreme grief, feels that they have nothing left to live for. The funeral of a spouse/child maxes out the emotions and minimizes the restraint. I’ve been there, as have many others. It is a vary dangerous place to be.

To then intentionally provoke such a person by telling them thier loved one is ‘burning in hell’ etc. will not end well for the protesters. But it will indeed end. I cannot believe that they haven’t reaped that particular whirlwind yet. But it’s likely that eventually they will.

I just hope when/if it happens that the MSM doesn’t try to turn them into martyred saints and condemn the parent/family member. But of course, they will.


36 posted on 04/19/2011 7:30:14 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Repeal The 17th

Mark


37 posted on 04/19/2011 7:31:10 PM PDT by sport
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To: Repeal The 17th

Now that’s how these people should be handled. Well, it’s how they should be handled considering it’s illegal to simply stomp the living hell out of them.


38 posted on 04/19/2011 7:31:23 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: LSUfan

Mississippi Marine’s funeral (From a Face Book contact)
by Geneva Jennings on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 7:43am

Most of you know about the Mississippi Marine that was killed in Afghanistan whose funeral was held at Pinelake Baptist Church and buried in Brandon. Here is a note from the Bagpiper

Praise the LORD who worked through Mississippi Rednecks, the protesters did not get near the family.

JB was the bagpiper at the funeral. He’s a member of the Father of Waters, Mississippi’s bagpipe band.

A quick update on the funeral I piped today for SSGT Jason Rogers, the Marine who was KIA in Afghanistan last week. There were several thousand people who showed up to pay their respects to this fallen hero. The Marines even sent a detachment all the way from Camp LeJeune, NC to serve as a special honor guard. The Marine Corps Chaplain was there to deliver the eulogy and conduct the graveside services. There were well over 100 military personnel there to handle every detail. It lent a new meaning to Full Military Honors.

There were also several hundred Patriot Guard Riders there to act as a buffer between the mourners and the scumbags from Westboro “Baptist” Church.

The nutcases from Westboro were prevented from entering the grounds of Pinelake Baptist Church, where the funeral service was held, as the church is considered private property. So we were braced for them at the cemetery.

However, a funny thing happened to them on their way to the cemetery. I was told that they had gathered at a vacant lot next to the Taco Bell in downtown Brandon to get organized, pass out their filthy signs, etc. However, someone notified the owner of the vacant lot, who promptly called the police and pressed charges against them for trespassing. The police came and placed all of them under arrest, and hauled them down to the station.

However, since almost all of the Brandon Police Department was tied up with traffic control and escort duties for the funeral, there was no one available to interview the detainees, so they were forced to wait until an officer came back to the station— AFTER the graveside services. I noticed that there were several Brandon police cruisers hanging around the cemetery until everyone had safely left the site. It took over an hour to empty the cemetery of all the cars. The news media estimated the crowd at the cemetery at over 3000.

Those idiots should have had more sense than to mess with Mississippi rednecks.

————————— end

https://www.facebook.com/notes/geneva-jennings/mississippi-marines-funeral/1994151331114


39 posted on 04/19/2011 7:38:36 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: onyx

This thread is a keeper. I am grateful and thankful for its posting. The local TV news was impossible to watch with dry eyes, but I’m glad some of his funeral procession and his Mom’s interview received at least some of it’s most merited coverage.

______________________

Thanks Onyx *hugs*.

People make a lot of comments about ‘rednecks’ and ‘hicks’ but I’ll tell you, I learned early on that they’re some of the most patriotic, hard-working, God-fearing people in the country.

This is one more example of a town taking care of its own. I’m glad his Mom managed to do well. It had to be the hardest thing she ever has done or ever will be called upon to do.


40 posted on 04/19/2011 7:43:22 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: LSUfan

They tried it in Charles County, MD. People lined the roads for miles - they couldn’t get anywhere near the funeral.


41 posted on 04/19/2011 7:52:21 PM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: LSUfan

They will slowly fade in to the background as time goes on, here’s why.

The plan IMHO was to actually loose the court case. That way the left, and they are leftists, could then turn around and stop any and all speech that they disagreed with based on that case.

But alas it didn’t happen, and thanks be to God too that they did loose. And they should have lost for the very reason they did.

However, had they not lost we would be up shite’s creek without a paddle.


42 posted on 04/19/2011 7:56:04 PM PDT by stockpirate (Sarah, the time is NOW!. .....................Ech bin ein Paliner)
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To: LSUfan

Because.... this is some post from FB that some of my friends made.
Craig, sounds as if the Kansas Krazies were handled well. Kudos go out to the people from Rankin County.
A couple of days before, one of them ran his mouth at a Brandon gas station and got his ass waxed. Police were called and the beaten man could not give much of a description of who beat him. When they canvassed the station and spoke to the large crowd that had gathered around, no one seemed to remember anything about what had happened.

And
Rankin County handled this thing perfectly. There were many things that were put into place that most will never know about and at great expense to the county.
Most of the morons never made it out of their hotel parking lot. It seems that certain Rankin county pickup trucks were parked directly behind any cars that had Kansas plates in the hotel parking lot and the drivers mysteriously disappeared until after the funeral was over. Police were called but their wrecker service was running behind and it was going to be a few hours before they could tow the trucks so the Kansas plated cars could get out.
A few made it to the funeral but were ushered away to be questioned about a crime they might have possibly been involved in. Turns out, after a few hours of questioning, that they were not involved and they were allowed to go on about their business.


43 posted on 04/19/2011 8:10:16 PM PDT by Hotmetal (Live your life to the fullest with no regrets.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

What amazes me is that, to date, no enterprising Marine sniper has not set up and taken out a couple of these clowns.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Or a Charles Whitman or L H Oswald......


44 posted on 04/19/2011 8:30:21 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) When you are right, nobody remembers, but when you are wrong, nobody forgets.)
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To: leapfrog0202
People make a lot of comments about ‘rednecks’ and ‘hicks’ but I’ll tell you, I learned early on that they’re some of the most patriotic, hard-working, God-fearing people in the country.

This is true. Word to the wise, if a redneck invites you on fishing trip, be damn sure he is your FRIEND, cause catfish will eat anything.

45 posted on 04/19/2011 8:37:33 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: pnh102

Which seems like the only actual justice happening these days.


46 posted on 04/19/2011 8:38:17 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: LSUfan

Word is that the Westboro crowd never showed up and that none of this happened.


47 posted on 04/19/2011 8:56:43 PM PDT by flying Elvis ("In...War, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" Clausewitz.)
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To: LSUfan

Why to go Mississippi!! Honoring our fallen soldier and letting NO one get in the way of that. We, Americans, are proud of you!! Thank You!!


48 posted on 04/19/2011 8:56:47 PM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 Blasphemy of them which say they're Israelites, and are not, but are the synaGOGue of Satan.)
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To: Islander7

In Florida it’s called trolling for gators!


49 posted on 04/19/2011 9:02:31 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: LSUfan
What is most notable about Sgt. Rogers’ funeral in Brandon, however, is what didn’t happen.

OUTSTANDING!

Regards,
GtG

50 posted on 04/19/2011 9:14:01 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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