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Allen West Offers National Day of Prayer Speech
sunshinestatenews.com ^ | May 5, 2011 11:13 AM | sunshinestatenews.com

Posted on 05/05/2011 4:49:00 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West offered the following speech on Thursday on the National Day of Prayer:

"A Mighty Fortress is our God"

Psalm 91 "The Soldiers Psalm" ... Verse 2; "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."

Psalm 46:1, "God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea."

Psalm 11:3 "If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?"

We have come here this morning on a day set aside to remember from whence our strength comes. This week began with a great piece of news for America, the personification of evil, Osama bin Laden was killed by our U.S. Navy SEAL special operators.

On this National Day of Prayer, I can attest without any doubt that before those brave Warriors launched their mission, they prayed. Prayer is the means by which we can find refuge in our Lord God as we face trials, tribulations, and tumultuous times.

When the foundations of America were attacked and destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, we found ourselves as a Nation doing that which is best, praying. We found ourselves doing as it says in Psalm 34:6, "This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him And saved him out of all his troubles."

In our congressional office there is a simple portrait hanging on the wall facing my desk. It is a portrait that reminds me where great leaders find strength in times of troubles. It is a portrait which reminds me of the faith and conviction that enabled a ragtag bunch of 13 colonies to come together and triumph.

It is the portrait of General George Washington kneeling beside his horse, hands clasped, and head bowed in the snow of Valley Forge.

It was a time characterized by the immortal words of Thomas Paine, "These are the times which try men's souls. The summer Soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that STANDS it now, deserves the love and thanks of men and women."

I know that before you can stand against the evils, trials, and challenges we all face ... we must first kneel in prayer.

As we trust in God through the power of prayer we can say as it says in Romans 8:31, "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us."

This America is rooted in a Judeo-Christian faith tradition which finds its cornerstone of communication, prayer.

Thomas Jefferson stated, "Can the liberties of a Nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my Country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever."

And George Washington stated, "No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States ... We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious [favorable] smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a Nation which disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself ordained."

Psalm 11:3 asks us a simple question, "If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?"

The answer is simple, this Nation will pray when its foundations are being destroyed.

We must pray for our economic security and the blessings of long-term sustainable job-growth policies.

We must pray for our national security to ensure this great Republic, the grand experiment in individual liberty is preserved for future generations.

We must pray for the restoration of the American family and the sanctity of innocent life.

We must pray that the ideological chasm which now separates our America can be closed.

We must pray as it states in II Chronicles 7:14, "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and PRAY and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and HEAL their land."

Yes, I believe as it states in Jeremiah 29:11-13 ... "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and PRAY to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."

I know that this is a time when the restoration of our faith and belief in the power of prayer as a Nation will result in the promise of Romans 5:3-4, "And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" ... and not a hope in Man."

As it says in Phillipians 4:13 ... "we can do ALL things" ... which is why I know the greatest days of America lie ahead as we remember this day and the power of Prayer.

In closing, I know that certain individuals and their media allies will be chomping to attack these words I share today. They shall cry separation of church and State ... but that principle does not apply to separating me from my faith and belief in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, our Savior Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the power of prayer. And it does not apply to separating this great Nation from its Judeo-Christian faith heritage.

We must never dwell in the realm of fear nor shy away from our convictions if we believe the simple admonition of Isaiah 54:17, "No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from me, Says the Lord."

I am not a perfect Man, but my daily prayer is the Lord's Prayer as found in Matthew, Chapter 6, and the prayer of Jabez, I Chronicles 4:10, "O that you would bless Me indeed and enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me, to protect me from evil, so that I will not cause harm, and God granted him as he requested."

Therefore, on this 60th Annual National Day of Prayer, I implore this Nation and all of you here to lift your eyes unto the Hills, where we shall find our strength. Mount up with wings like Eagles. Run and never grow weary. Walk and never faint.

And never forget, that before you STAND strong, you must first kneel in prayer.

God bless you all, God bless America.

Steadfast and Loyal!


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1 posted on 05/05/2011 4:49:04 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Nominate this man.


2 posted on 05/05/2011 4:52:55 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; bitt; gonzo; 70th Division; MamaDearest; JLAGRAYFOX; Doogle; ...

Col. Allen West is one of the very few patriots in the US Congress.


3 posted on 05/05/2011 4:53:34 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SVTCobra03; 444Flyer; Munz; DallasSun; chicagolady; ConservativeMan55; CPT Clay; cricket; ...

Congressman LTC Allen West for President 2012 Ping List: Let- Just A Nobody know to be on or off


4 posted on 05/05/2011 4:56:00 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

“This America is rooted in a Judeo-Christian faith tradition which finds its cornerstone of communication, prayer.”

He was untentionally talking about himself -

“Steadfast and Loyal”!

No Fear!


5 posted on 05/05/2011 4:57:10 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: Just A Nobody

I forgot to ping you LOL. Post your ping list thing. :)


6 posted on 05/05/2011 4:57:41 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I am ashamed I did not know today was The National Day of Prayer. Cinco De Mayo and Obama photo op day is all the news shows.


7 posted on 05/05/2011 4:59:30 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

http://allenwest2012.ning.com/


8 posted on 05/05/2011 5:06:49 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: esquirette

ping!


9 posted on 05/05/2011 5:09:17 PM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I love this man.. He is not ashamed of his faith.. God Bless him..


10 posted on 05/05/2011 5:09:45 PM PDT by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

If the liberal left reads at all and they read these facts then how can they lie that our country was not a Christian Judeo nation. They are the worst of people, base and worthless thieves and liars for the most part and their man is in the white house and controls the senate and half of the useful idiots of America love the base peoples called democrat politicians.

Thomas Jefferson stated, “Can the liberties of a Nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my Country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

And George Washington stated, “No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States ... We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious [favorable] smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a Nation which disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself ordained.”


11 posted on 05/05/2011 5:19:04 PM PDT by kindred (Come Lord Jesus, rule and reign over all thine enemies.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Bookmark and thanks!


12 posted on 05/05/2011 5:49:02 PM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Allen West reminds me of.............

The Men of Issachar who understood the times and knew what to do!


13 posted on 05/05/2011 5:50:03 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; Saoirise; HollyB

Now THAT’s a National Day of Prayer speech. What a blessing. The Lord has really gifted him as an incredible communicator.


14 posted on 05/05/2011 5:50:17 PM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

He is one of my all time favorite persons.


15 posted on 05/05/2011 5:51:21 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: 444Flyer

What in the world? Should be “THAT’s” lol


16 posted on 05/05/2011 5:51:45 PM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: F15Eagle

Pingaroo


17 posted on 05/05/2011 5:52:49 PM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: chicagolady
The media will call him too right wing Christian. I am praying he runs.
18 posted on 05/05/2011 5:54:15 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: 444Flyer

Thank you so much for the ping. Wow, that was quite powerful. I like him more and more everyday. I hope he runs, we need a man like him in office.


19 posted on 05/05/2011 6:12:48 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: All

Why is it Christians are labeled and marked as extreme?
I am not ‘right wing’ I am an independent and I am a Christian.


20 posted on 05/05/2011 6:34:27 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; Just A Nobody
Drudge Alert – Ron Paul Has Best Chance vs. Obama in CNN Poll

(He raised more than 800,000 in one day.)

Good Grief. . .so, okay; "money talks". . .and when it talks; Party Leadership, listens. . .

21 posted on 05/05/2011 6:45:50 PM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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To: cricket

This is what it has come down to...It’s a shame that it’s about the $$. Who can raise more to pay for the travel, to out-do and pay more ads. So, we may end up with someone who can raise $$, that we don’t want representing us. Geez we need some good people to run.


22 posted on 05/05/2011 7:26:29 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
No, I included myself in the list I sent you, so you have now pinged everyone. Thanks! ;*)

BTW, I will FRmail you some additional names for our ping list.

Anyone wanting to be added to the Draft Allen West for President 2012 Ping List let me or Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! know.

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23 posted on 05/05/2011 7:28:26 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: 444Flyer; chicagolady; ConservativeMan55; CPT Clay; cricket; cripplecreek; dinodino; ...
In our congressional office there is a simple portrait hanging on the wall facing my desk. It is a portrait that reminds me where great leaders find strength in times of troubles. It is a portrait which reminds me of the faith and conviction that enabled a ragtag bunch of 13 colonies to come together and triumph.

It is the portrait of General George Washington kneeling beside his horse, hands clasped, and head bowed in the snow of Valley Forge.


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This print was framed and presented to Congressman West at a Town Hall meeting last week. After staring at at the print for some time, all he could say was, "Wow."

24 posted on 05/05/2011 7:40:10 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Just A Nobody

I love this man.


25 posted on 05/05/2011 7:47:33 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: cricket
As I recall Paul raised a bunch of money via money bombs during the 2008 campaign. Where did that get him?

Good Grief. . .so, okay; "money talks". . .and when it talks; Party Leadership, listens. . .

So, okay; you had a great idea in having every supporter sending a small donation -- even $1, 5 or $10 each -- would make a tidy sum. As well as bumper stickers, buttons, t-shirts etc.

We have to check out the laws and such on contributions. Does anyone have a direct line to McCain? ;*)

26 posted on 05/05/2011 7:49:43 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Just A Nobody

There is hope. Remember he said he would be open to VP.
So if enough signed a petition and asked him to please run for the sake of our country he could not refuse.


27 posted on 05/05/2011 7:59:28 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Just A Nobody

Wow. That painting just wow!


28 posted on 05/05/2011 8:00:48 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: All

Less Than $16k To Go!
Please Hurry and Help
End The FReepathon
By Clicking here!!

29 posted on 05/05/2011 8:01:38 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ilovesarah2012
What's not to love? ;*)

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American in thought, American at heart, American by birth

^ H/T TigersEye of FreeRepublic ^


30 posted on 05/05/2011 8:02:49 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Just A Nobody

I like that man, a lot, but he says he ain’t in.

Bummer. He’s good.


31 posted on 05/05/2011 8:05:05 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

It is that! Have you seen the one with Lincoln and MLK? It was also presented that same night.


32 posted on 05/05/2011 8:45:48 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: West Texas Chuck
but he says he ain’t in.

Yeah, and he also said...

“The American People are looking for leadership.”

When he realizes there is no one else, what do YOU think this great American patriot will do?

He also said: If it be His will, it will be taken care of…alright?

And then there is this: West responded,
“they got to go to the constituents and ask them if they are will to let me out of the oath that I took to be their Congressman first and for most … then I would consider possibly if the constituents here in CD 22 saw that as a possibility”

33 posted on 05/05/2011 8:46:21 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

He needs to be President...not VP.


34 posted on 05/05/2011 8:47:33 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Just A Nobody

Whoa! I’m a guy so don’t get this wrong but; LTC (r) West looks pretty good there. I’ve never seen him in anything but a uniform or a suit before. We gotta get him in the race and then make sure he attends a few informal BBQs in civvies like that. Don’t tell me that won’t boost the women’s vote. LOL


35 posted on 05/05/2011 9:52:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye
LOL! I know...right?!

When the following pic was posted on Facist Book, before they shut down all Allen West for President pages, even the guys were drooling and talking about man crushes. LOL!

Enjoy!

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36 posted on 05/05/2011 10:26:17 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Just A Nobody
Now stop that! I have never used the phrase "man crush" in my life and if you keep posting pics like that you're going to ruin me. ;^)

I'm not even a fan of dew rags but he looks mucho macho and cool there. That T-shirt really gets it too.

Are you kidding? Did Face Book really ban Allen West pages? I guess Fascist Book is right. I've never signed up for it and never seen it.

37 posted on 05/05/2011 10:53:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

WEFG & LOL! Made my night!


38 posted on 05/05/2011 11:01:51 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: TigersEye

LOL - you brought the “man crush” on yourself, pal... hilarious!


39 posted on 05/05/2011 11:07:10 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: bmwcyle

>> He is one of my all time favorite persons.

It took me a while to make the connection between Allen West and the guy that turned himself in to his superiors for breaking protocol in order to save the lives of his fellow soldiers. I remember West hitting the seen in 2008, but remember the somewhat anonymous story about his military activity from many years earlier.


40 posted on 05/05/2011 11:13:22 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: TigersEye

Shaking my head & lmao. You need a new tagline.. I do not have man crushes!


41 posted on 05/05/2011 11:16:39 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: Just A Nobody

That’s cool - West is wearing an IDF t-shirt.


42 posted on 05/05/2011 11:37:24 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Gene Eric

Oh, jeez! (face palming) Now I have to smash my computer and move to a deserted island.


43 posted on 05/06/2011 12:26:20 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: pandoraou812

That’s it! I’m outta here and you’re not getting my forwarding address.


44 posted on 05/06/2011 12:28:22 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Just A Nobody
It's about time we had a motorcycle riding President.

(Be still my heart, that is some pic.)

45 posted on 05/06/2011 6:48:25 AM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: TigersEye

Yeah ok, where would you be without the ray of sunshine aka me????


46 posted on 05/06/2011 2:39:05 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: Stillwaters
I missed pinging you to this one a few days back. It's a good one, with some nice "manly" pictures down-thread as well. Bonus for me! :-)
47 posted on 05/11/2011 1:46:00 PM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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