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Rick Perry vs. Barack Obama not worth 1,000 words [that side-by-side really struck a nerve]
Washington Post ^ | August 25, 2011 | Alexandra Petri

Posted on 08/25/2011 1:32:33 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

....The image of Rick Perry and Barack Obama that has been circulating is worth 300, at most. The above “side-by-side comparison,” tweeted by David Limbaugh, has torn through the Internets of late. It’s supposed to be a “side-by-side comparison.” True, Obama is not actually 22. He’s 20. From a 20-year-old’s perspective, this is a tremendous and unbridgeable gap, but to everyone else it’s a case of potato, potato. But let’s take this as a comparison.

What can we learn upon analyzing this photo?

Perry accessorizes with airplanes.

Obama accessorizes with very, very ill-advised hats.

Perry gets a cool fighter suit. Obama gets a hipster button-down.

Perry is looking heroically off into the distance through aviator sunglasses as though auditioning for a less homoerotic Top Gun.

Obama is smoking.

And “Boys will be boys….” of all the slightly offensive captions.

There is an antiquated notion that the camera does not lie, or that the camera captures your soul, or that the camera adds 10 pounds, or that – well, something to do with the camera. There is some notion about cameras. I’m sorry, let me start over.

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To me, this is a less a profile in character than it is a handy side-by-side primer on how to look good and how to look awful in a picture.

Standing next to an airplane in aviator gear? Cool. Smoking in a stupid hat? Uncool. The only way Barack Obama would look worse would be if he were wearing a fanny-pack, if he were denying an old woman health care, or if someone had drawn....

Nobody looks uncool when standing next to an airplane and looking as though he has a handle on what to what to do when he gets inside it.....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: howdareyou; obama; omg; perry; presidentdowngrade; rickperry; sputter; texas; wtf
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She tries to explain it to us dummies.

Let me explain it to her.

Unlike Barack Obama, Rick Perry will know what to do when he gets inside the White House.

Side note: Someone on another thread said Obama was 19 in that picture. And this author says he's 20 in the photo.

So here is one of Perry at 19.

Rick Perry, Corps of Cadets 1969 TX A&M

1 posted on 08/25/2011 1:32:45 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hmmm - - . Now which one will the voters choose to lead us out of THE VALLEY OF DEBT ?


2 posted on 08/25/2011 1:35:56 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obamatrauma"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Rick Perry will know what to do when he gets inside the White House.”

You mean like grant all illegal aliens in the country In-State tuition to colleges and give 250 million dollars to a European Socialist each time he builds a race track?


3 posted on 08/25/2011 1:39:46 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Rick Perry won’t vote “present” once he gets to the
White House. When he says he will come up with plan, it will be a plan, not “some common sense ideas”.

Obama is the ultimate lazy, worthless politician and somehow got to a position where you absolutely cannot be willing to hand off everything to flunkies. Hell, it took him several hours of agonizing to order the SEALs to go after Osama!


4 posted on 08/25/2011 1:42:01 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama be pimp’n “moms, you gots ta go ta werk”


5 posted on 08/25/2011 1:45:16 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Zero looks like he is auditioning for a role in “Midnight Cowboy.”


6 posted on 08/25/2011 1:45:32 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The author, Alexandra Petri, is the latest nominee for the Pauline Kael WTF award...

For those unawares, Ms. Kasel was for many years a NY Times columnist. Awakening in her midtown NYC apartment the day after the 1968 election, and finding out that Nixon had won, she reportedly told friends..."Nixon won? But that's impossible. I don't know ANYONE who voted for him.."

7 posted on 08/25/2011 1:48:27 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
In the other side by side, same Perry photo, but Obama is smoking a joint! Probably in this photo as well.

Also the writer seems to be suggesting that somehow Obama is just “out of context”. Have you not seen all the photos of this “Girlyman”? The Pee Wee Herman comparison to Obama is real close. President “Bunny Hop”? Throwing the opening pitch, like a girl.

If we want a “woman” for president, I'll vote for the real thing, Sarah Palin. If we want a “man” for president, I'll vote for the real thing, Rick Perry. (Actually, now that I think about it, Sarah Palin is more of a man than Obama is. While being way more of a woman than Michelle Obabam is.)
I digress.

I won't vote for an effeminate man (Barack Obama) as some sort of compromise. The presidency is a TOUGH job. Not the place for some mamby pamby, wishy washy, squishy squashy, girlyman.

And THEN we have Obama’s Marxist policies.

Anyway a picture is worth a thousand words and this side by side is worth a TRILLIONS.

8 posted on 08/25/2011 1:53:28 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The thing that this ignorant b***ch doesn’t get is they both had choices. Obama chose the pictured avenue displayed, as did Perry

Barack Hussein could have been standing in a flight suit next to a jet fighter but he rather chose at that point in his life to do a bad Bahama Jack imitation.

And guess what, the mentality hasn’t changed


9 posted on 08/25/2011 1:55:06 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obuggery looks like a pimp from a cheap New Orleans whorehouse.


10 posted on 08/25/2011 1:55:31 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Does it really take a side-by-side comparison of photos to know that “gangsta politics” hasn’t worked? I guess if someone needs visual aides, that works. Sadly, the majority of Americans (and I’m talking a bi-partisan mix) have realized by now that the loser on the right has been one of the worst things to happen to this country in a long time.


11 posted on 08/25/2011 1:55:58 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Does it really take a side-by-side comparison of photos to know that “gangsta politics” hasn’t worked? I guess if someone needs visual aides, that works. Sadly, the majority of Americans (and I’m talking a bi-partisan mix) have realized by now that the loser on the right has been one of the worst things to happen to this country in a long time.


12 posted on 08/25/2011 1:57:58 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: MWestMom

Oops, my first double post. Sorry!


13 posted on 08/25/2011 1:58:54 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

All they have to say is something like “early 20s” ot “after high school graduation” and not dwell on exact age minutia.


14 posted on 08/25/2011 1:59:44 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That picture is only worth two words:

Man, Boy.


15 posted on 08/25/2011 2:00:05 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: MWestMom

And behind the scene the powerful dems are working to correct that mistake. They know what a huge mistake they made and they are setting up with Republicans a way to weaken barry tremendously...especially after the debt ceiling meeting when he threw a fit and told the dems to get out of the WH...that’s why Reid was so angry. We aren’t the only ones looking at what is being done to America...the dems are doing the same thing and aren’t one bit happy.


16 posted on 08/25/2011 2:07:04 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Graewoulf
I understand that the Left has done a side-by-side with Obama claiming the scalp of binLaden and Perry shooting off the starting pistol at nascar.

Here are some of those nascar pics.

Rick Perry's nickname in high school was "6 Shooter and a Suit"


17 posted on 08/25/2011 2:09:32 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ctdonath2
If Bill Clinton saw him, he would have asked Zero to fetch him a cup of coffee.
18 posted on 08/25/2011 2:09:52 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: ctdonath2
Man, Boy.


19 posted on 08/25/2011 2:10:39 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: trumandogz

Go back to Kos, DU or whatever rock you crawled out from under. We know about Gardasil, the TransTexas corridor, the Texas dream act, yada yada yada.


20 posted on 08/25/2011 2:11:41 PM PDT by yetidog
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To: trumandogz
Yeah. We "hate" all the "dirty" revenue that business brings to Texas.

Traffic, parking study gives more details of plans to move 120,000 fans at F1 track ...........>>>>The revised plan is for an F1 race only. MotoGP races and Australian V8 Supercars are also planned at the circuit beginning in 2013, but those events are expected to draw fewer people than F1, the study said. Organizers will use versions of the F1 plan for those races, including a more detailed motorcycle parking plan for MotoGP races. <<<<<

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Perry Touts Balanced-Budget Measure ……………“The good news is that we ignored those voices, as we have done in the past, because we know higher taxes kill jobs,” Perry said. “We held the line on taxes and balanced the budget, exactly like we said we’d do.”

In his usual anti-Washington tone, Perry railed against federal lawmakers who he said continue to balloon the country’s deficit.

“It’s time for Washington, D.C., to take a little lesson from Texas,” he said.[end]

21 posted on 08/25/2011 2:15:08 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The Patriot and the Pimp


22 posted on 08/25/2011 2:17:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: yetidog

Does that mean you agree with Perry’s granting of In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens as well as the Texas tax payer giving 250 million dollars to Bernie Ecclestone to build an F1 Track in Austin?


23 posted on 08/25/2011 2:17:39 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: faucetman
Also the writer seems to be suggesting that somehow Obama is just “out of context”.

If that's all it is, they should have no trouble finding photos of Obama that are "in" context.

24 posted on 08/25/2011 2:18:41 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: trumandogz

Maybe his first act as President will be to give you a Gardasil enema.


25 posted on 08/25/2011 2:20:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; caww; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

26 posted on 08/25/2011 2:21:40 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: trumandogz

Quit embelishing. It’s $25 million and the taxpayers are suing the comptroller.


27 posted on 08/25/2011 2:26:00 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What can we learn upon analyzing this photo?

Rick Perry’s nose is the same.

Barry had a different nose. (plastic surgery to make his less....obvious)?


28 posted on 08/25/2011 2:30:02 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

bump


29 posted on 08/25/2011 2:30:03 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“We “hate” all the “dirty” revenue that business brings to Texas.”

As for me, I love the private sector and if the private sector believed that the Formula One Track in Austin would be profitable, they would have invested the 250 million dollars with Bernie Ecclestone.

However, under Perry the Texas tax payer is being forced to fund this private venture which is owned a European socialist.

Sounds Like Socialism to Me!


30 posted on 08/25/2011 2:30:58 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: wolfcreek

“It’s $25 million and the taxpayers are suing the comptroller.”

No, it’s 25 million per year for ten years for a total of 250 million dollars!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/11/texas-weighs-25m-year-formula-racing-amid-budget-crunch/


31 posted on 08/25/2011 2:40:24 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, I guess it means that now we need a whole series of posters, showing comparisons at all different ages including the present.

Might want to use other candidates as well. In that Anybody Buy Obama 2012 theme.


32 posted on 08/25/2011 3:04:12 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: trumandogz
A HUGE money sink, no bike path (never would have brought in revenue and now there's a HUGE clear-cut scar across Austin backyards. And they NEED MORE TAXPAYER $$$$$ to buy new plans and keep 'er goin'. THAT is how the Lefties in Austin like to build things:

North Austin bike trail unbuilt two years after getting stimulus grant (why we're tanking)

Shovel ready, it turns out, doesn't always mean shovel ready.

In the first year of the Obama administration, the federal government awarded Austin a $1.9 million stimulus grant for a project the city called "shovel ready": a 3.2-mile concrete bicycle trail along the northern portion of Walnut Creek in North Austin. More than two years later, there is only a clear-cut, 20-foot-wide swath, along with some partially buried metal rods and concrete along the creek.

Work has stopped and will not resume anytime soon. The city, after fearing it would lose the federal money, is starting over. Oversight of the project has been moved to a different city department. And city officials terminated the project's landscape architecture firm and construction company, which have been paid more than $1 million combined for plans that are being abandoned and construction work that might have to be redone.

Lawyers for the two firms and the city disagree about who was at fault, who should have been paid and how much.

City employees, in emails to one another, have called the project "troubled," an "embarrassment to the city" and a "typical (City of Austin) problem."

The completion date is now tentatively May 2013. That is four years after city and state officials deemed the project "shovel ready" and therefore eligible for stimulus money.

"We are extraordinarily disappointed with what's been happening," said Javier Bonafont, president of the Walnut Crossing Neighborhood Association, which oversees an area west of MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) and north of Duval Road. "That path is supposed to provide us safe access across MoPac and to places like Austin Community College. Now it's just a scar along the back of people's properties.<<<....

33 posted on 08/25/2011 3:04:23 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: COUNTrecount
BINGO! I noticed Obama's nose was different also!!

Whata FREAKING difference in our LEADERS!!! Plus, wasn't Perry an Eagle Scout?

34 posted on 08/25/2011 3:04:49 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'm in a wait and see status on Perry, not having seen him in debate one yet, but that side by side photo is amazing. And worth keeping if that's how the Primary shakes out.
35 posted on 08/25/2011 3:06:17 PM PDT by NavyCanDo (Go Mama Grizzly! Palin 2012)
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To: trumandogz

Its not a matter of agreeing with Perry; its a matter of having enough sense to know that our two party system presents us with a choice of lesser evils or the opportunity of exercising no choice at all. If you believe that Paul or Obama are lesser evils, go for it and see where it gets this country. But take the stories you think everyone needs to know about Perry somewhere else. They are stale. I live in Texas, graduated from Texas A&M a few years before Perry, followed a similar post-college path, am familiar with his hardscrabble origins, recognize he is not perfect,but have little patience for the kinds of really old stuff that self-identified sages like yourself bring to the table.


36 posted on 08/25/2011 3:14:38 PM PDT by yetidog
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To: NavyCanDo

Here is the first debate Rick Perry is scheduled to attend [Sept 7].

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/aug/25/reagan-library-releases-gop-debate-lineup/


37 posted on 08/25/2011 3:15:54 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: trumandogz
.......Sounds Like Socialism to Me!

Well, you need to take an economics class.

38 posted on 08/25/2011 3:17:51 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Funny how all the Republican candidates look like Rick Perry and all the Democrat ones look like obama stoned losers.

Wait a minute, That's probably because they all are stoned losers.

39 posted on 08/25/2011 3:18:10 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: yetidog

“But take the stories you think everyone needs to know about Perry somewhere else. They are stale.”

How can they be stale when that 250 million dollars of tax payer money will be going into Bernie Ecclestone’s pockets for the next ten years?

And how can it be stale when on this very day Illegal Aliens are populating Texas universities and paying In-State tuition.

Stale?

Do Socialist spending and liberal social policies really have an expiration date?


40 posted on 08/25/2011 3:20:44 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When the state gives a 250 million dollar subsidy to a private business, we call that Socialism, just as it is Socialism when the Feds hand our money for stimulus projects.


41 posted on 08/25/2011 3:23:18 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As for me, I am opposed to the 1.9 million dollar bike path and the 250 million dollar race track.

How about you?

Do you believe the state should be giving 250 million dollars to Bernie Ecclestone for his race track?


42 posted on 08/25/2011 3:26:05 PM PDT by trumandogz
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43 posted on 08/25/2011 3:34:10 PM PDT by devolve (If my graphics offend you/HLS scroll down - If too large simply carefully back away from your PC)
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To: Graewoulf
Nobody looks uncool when standing next to an airplane and looking as though he has a handle on what to what to do when he gets inside it.....

Kinda the point, isn't it?

44 posted on 08/25/2011 4:12:59 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Ann Archy

He is a 1972 graduate of Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, a junior and senior yell leader and an animal science major. The younger of Ray and Amelia Perry’s two children, Governor Perry is an Eagle Scout and lifetime member of American Legion Post #75.


45 posted on 08/25/2011 4:16:30 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Awww, did the WashPost fake journalist see RACISM in the “boys” remark? Waaaa waaaa.


46 posted on 08/25/2011 4:41:32 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: trumandogz

“Do Socialist spending and liberal social policies really have an expiration date?”

The real question is does your nonsense have an expiration date?


47 posted on 08/25/2011 4:44:31 PM PDT by yetidog
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To: trumandogz

That was wrong. Only the first $25 million.

http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/texas-taxpayers-would-foot-1st-formula-one-bill-721621.html


48 posted on 08/25/2011 4:49:31 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; shield; All
Excellent post CW. It's quite obvious how Obama spent his time.


49 posted on 08/25/2011 5:02:40 PM PDT by potlatch (The landlord is in place,...... and the lease may soon expire.....)
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To: metmom
Funny how all the Republican candidates look like Rick Perry and all the Democrat ones look like obama stoned losers.

Probably, because they're mommas took them to 4th of July Parades and their daddys took them to the woodshed.

50 posted on 08/26/2011 10:28:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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