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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry: U.S. Senate Should Reject Nomination of Lib Judicial Activist Halligan
Rick Perry for President ^ | 6th December 2011 | Governor Rick Perry

Posted on 12/06/2011 11:04:18 AM PST by shield

Statement by Gov. Rick Perry: U.S. Senate Should Reject Nomination of Liberal Judicial Activist Caitlin Halligan

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement:

“As New York Solicitor General, Caitlin Halligan used her liberal interpretation of the law to target pro-life Americans, gun owners, and gun manufacturers, and otherwise use the law as a liberal political tool. The last thing the American people need on the second highest court is another liberal judicial activist, like Ms. Halligan, who lacks respect for the U.S. Constitution.

“The nomination of liberal activist Caitlin Halligan to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals should be immediately withdrawn by the President. If the President refuses to withdraw this misguided nomination, the U.S. Senate should reject her appointment to the second-most powerful court in the country.”

Ms. Halligan’s confirmation has been vigorously opposed by the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, and Committee for Justice. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously rejected her confirmation earlier this year. In 2003, as Solicitor General of New York, Halligan attempted to hold gun manufacturers liable for criminal acts committed with handguns. She filed briefs in federal court arguing for the unconstitutionality of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which the National Rifle Association described as providing “essential protection…for the Second Amendment rights of honest Americans[.]”

Halligan also filed an amicus brief in arguing that federal RICO laws should be used against pro-life groups. She repeatedly attempted to hijack the federal court system in order to impose her own political beliefs on the general public.


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1 posted on 12/06/2011 11:04:25 AM PST by shield
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2 posted on 12/06/2011 11:05:30 AM PST 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: shield

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3 posted on 12/06/2011 11:10:39 AM PST by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: shield
Cool, Governor Perry!!

NOW get behind Newt/Rubio '12

Breaking News: Gallup National Republican Primary Daily Tracking Poll •Gingrich – 37% •Romney – 22% •Paul – 8% •Bachmann – 6% •Perry – 6% •Santorum – 3% •Huntsman – 1% •Undecided – 14%

http://race42012.com/2011/12/06/grab-some-popcorn-poll-nerds/

4 posted on 12/06/2011 11:12:29 AM PST by CainConservative
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To: CainConservative

You haven’t seen Perry’s internals.


5 posted on 12/06/2011 11:14:37 AM PST 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: shield

This judicial nominee is a real piece of work.

Bet she would be headed for the Supreme Court and tapped to replace Ruth B G.


6 posted on 12/06/2011 11:14:55 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

When the republicans take back the senate, let’s hope they can, Kagan will be impreached...lying sack of chit.


7 posted on 12/06/2011 11:17:06 AM PST 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: shield

What are they? (Perry’s internals)

That aside, polls aren’t going to cause me to develop Newt Amnesia.


8 posted on 12/06/2011 11:18:34 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: shield

This president’s tendency to appoint so many women should tell us something, I’m just not sure what.


9 posted on 12/06/2011 11:25:25 AM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: shield

If Perry learned something from the kick in the nuts he got after calling his base “heartless” he might get somewhere.


10 posted on 12/06/2011 11:26:22 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Cold Heart
Perry never used the word heartless...now Newt did, why was no one offended when he used it?

Newt is for amnesty and in June 2011 Debate Newt Gingrich called Americans Heartless for wanting to deport 20 million illegals.

"GINGRICH: No, but let me say this, John. No serious citizen who's concerned about solving this problem should get trapped into a yes/no answer in which you're either for totally selling out protecting America or you're for totally kicking out 20 million people in a heartless way. There are -- there are humane, practical steps to solve this problem, if we can get the politicians and the news media to just deal with it honestly.
" June 2011 Debate Transcript

11 posted on 12/06/2011 11:29:55 AM PST 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: txrangerette

There will be one shot inbound at Newt that will stop him dead in his tracks. It isn’t goin’ be that long either.


12 posted on 12/06/2011 11:31:54 AM PST 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: shield
You haven’t seen Perry’s internals.

What, he's going to hold a press confrence and show us his x-rays and MRI scans?

13 posted on 12/06/2011 11:42:16 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: shield
Perry never used the word heartless.

Yeah, he did, and jerk wagons like you, that lie about it, only piss off those of us that watched that debate.

I was leaning toward perry until that debate, so put down the shovel, stop digging and no matter what Newt or any one else said, PERRY USED THE WORD HEARTLESS ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIENS.

14 posted on 12/06/2011 11:46:37 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: Cold Heart
If Perry learned something from the kick in the nuts he got after calling his base “heartless” he might get somewhere.

He has learned something and he is definitely getting somewhere. His numbers are moving up in Iowa and South Carolina where he's now running third. Folks are giving him a second look and liking what they're seeing.

Perry: My 'heartless' quote was 'insulting'

15 posted on 12/06/2011 11:53:36 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: USS Alaska
Well wait until he shows us his internals. Maybe the heartless comment was personal, and he has the MRI to prove it...
16 posted on 12/06/2011 11:54:44 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: USS Alaska

No, Perry did not. Check out your facts a little better. And behave yourself toward me. HEARTLESS was dreamed up by the Perry haters, he did not use that word. I’ve got the statement...provide me with the statement where he said heartless.


17 posted on 12/06/2011 11:59:26 AM PST 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: USS Alaska

Be calm. Rational. Thoughtful.

Perry was talking about the single issue of instate tuition rates for children brought here by parents who entered illegally.

The children aren’t illegal immigrants, they are pawns, not actors, in the illegal immigrant invasion.

Anyway, he said if you want to punish children whose parents were the lawbreakers, you don’t have a heart.

This was shorthanded by the offended to be, you are heartless, and many portrayed it as referring to securing the border, other issues about illegal immigrants, etc, but it clearly was referring only to children who by federal law must attend our schools.

Those are the facts.

Perry then took the words back. He holds the same view about that particular issue, but he stated that he was wrong to impugn the motives of people who happen to disagree with the instate tuition law applying to children of illegals. He apologized.

Hey, for what it’s worth, I don’t care if you never change your views, no matter how unfactual and wrongheaded they seem to me.

Go forth in peace.

But staying calm helps, no matter the situation.


18 posted on 12/06/2011 12:02:05 PM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: shield; USS Alaska
Oh come on now, I mean I know denial is a Perrywinkle SOP but really, if he did not say it why did he apologize for doing so?

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/09/its-about-time-rick-perry-apoligizes-for-calling-his-supporters-heartless-video/

19 posted on 12/06/2011 12:04:33 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: ejonesie22

Again he never said heartless...Now Newtie did...but that didn’t offend anyone. Newt is a pretend conservative has no record to stand on. What he has is a progresssive record, which he is hiding today. Perry has a good conservative record to stand on and be proud of it. Whereas Newt and Mitt have shameful records, so they keep lying about their records.


20 posted on 12/06/2011 12:09:48 PM PST 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: CainConservative
Newt? Why would anyone get behind Newt right now? Why not get behind the candidate that most reflects your own personal views instead of jumping from bandwagon to bandwagon? If everyone did that we might have a good interesting old fashioned primary instead of letting push polls and pundits pick our candidate before anyone even votes.

Everyone has internals that's why no one is dropping out yet. Are you telling me Cain and Newt had the same conservative credentials?

21 posted on 12/06/2011 12:11:30 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: USS Alaska

1.) The first adjective on your home page is “Happy” but you don’t sound very happy.
2.) What’s a “jerk wagon”?
3.) Let. It. Go.
a. Time to let it go big fellow.
b. If you can’t do that, go ahead and fart—you’ll feel better.

Perry may sound stupid but he’s really not. I grew up with guys like him. They chew their words carefully before they spit them out.
I was in Oklahoma in October (my birthplace/former stomping grounds), after living in Kansas and Indiana for many years, and as I walked away from some old school pards I heard the word, “Yankee”. I went back and asked them what they meant.
They said I talked too fast but the one apologized for calling me a ... well, I won’t repeat it.
An apology from a cowboy is the real thing. Perry apologized. Palin ain’t running. Let it go.


22 posted on 12/06/2011 12:11:57 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: ejonesie22
Yes but did he saaaaaaaayyy......THIS!

I am for people, individuals, exactly like automobile insurance, individuals having health insurance and being required to have health insurance, and I am prepared to vote for a voucher system which will give individuals on a sliding scale a government subsidy so it will ensure that everyone as individuals have health insurance. In 1993

or this in 2011?

All of a sudden responsibility to help pay for healthcare. And I think that there are ways to do it that make most libertarians relatively happy. I’ve said consistently we ought to have some requirement to either have health insurance or you post a bond or in some way you indicate you are going to be held accountable.

And when asked

VOICE: "That is the individual mandate, is it not?" Did he reply?????

It’s a variation on it.

23 posted on 12/06/2011 12:16:33 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: shield
So he apologized for something he did not say...

Um...

Yeah...

Ok...

24 posted on 12/06/2011 12:17:13 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: shield
So he apologized for something he did not say...

Um...

Yeah...

Ok...

25 posted on 12/06/2011 12:21:19 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: normy

Perry said that?

It is worse than I thought...


26 posted on 12/06/2011 12:24:40 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: ejonesie22

So sad..no it was Newt. But hey prepare yourself for week after week, story after story of more Newt famous quotes and Newt debating Newt.


27 posted on 12/06/2011 12:33:42 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: ejonesie22

He apologized for insulting those who have a different opinion on Texas’s decision to allow in-state college tuition rate for undocumented children brought to Texas by anyone, primarily illegal immigrant parents.


28 posted on 12/06/2011 12:35:53 PM PST by Quicksilver (nominate Rick Perry - defeat Obama - overhaul Washington!)
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To: ejonesie22
Here's one more, just for fun.

Conservatives should feel confident with the selection of Harriet Miers to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court for a simple reason: George W. Bush selected her.

Much has been made in the press about conservative unhappiness with the White House on issues such as spending and immigration and most recently with the selection of Ms. Miers. However, while these tensions are not insignificant, the president has stayed remarkably true to conservative principles on every major decision he has made since winning the Republican primary.

Now I will make this truce with you, you keep from slamming Perry on Perry threads and I wont go to Newt threads to slam him. If you wanna come to enjoy the conversation, great but if this is gonna be a repeat where every time a Perry thread is posted hordes ascend to simply get nasty , well I think that probably is bad for everyone at this juncture in the election.

29 posted on 12/06/2011 12:40:51 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy
I know it was Newt.

What that has to do with Perry's comment is the issue...

Nice attempt at diversion though...

I give it an 8.

30 posted on 12/06/2011 12:44:15 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: ejonesie22
Not really. It doesn't make much sense anymore for people to still jump these threads like this. If Newt is the man and it's all over then leave everyone be but you and I both know it's not. As a matter of fact you and I know Newt is never going to win this thing. He will be torn apart by Mitts guys and the MSM because he has so much to dig through.

This was from a recnt article just to get an idea of how Newt is going to be destroyed leaving only Romney and Perry (unless Perry drops out but my guess is he's in it for the long haul and you'll be glad he stayed in)

In last week's CNBC debate, newly-minted top-tier Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich claimed he was hired by Fannie Mae to be a "historian," and claimed that pointed out flaws in their "insane" business model.

But an investigation by Bloomberg reveals that Gingrich was much more involved with the government-backed lender than he let on — and that he was hired to promote the company (and its business practices) to other conservatives.

Bloomberg reports:

"Former Freddie Mac officials familiar with the consulting work Gingrich was hired to perform for the company in 2006 tell a different story. They say the former House speaker was asked to build bridges to Capitol Hill Republicans and develop an argument on behalf of the company's public-private structure that would resonate with conservatives seeking to dismantle it."

31 posted on 12/06/2011 12:51:24 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: USS Alaska

Don’ you remmeber? Hypocrite, Mitt Romney, was attacking him when he used the term you don’t have a heart. Everyone knows Romney is the “Tin Man” and that might be the first words that would pop out of your mouth too if he was staring you down. LOL

Beside Perry has apologized many times so why would anyone still hold it against him? Time to get over it. There are much more important issues.


32 posted on 12/06/2011 12:56:35 PM PST by tirednvirginia ( A)
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To: txrangerette
Those are the facts.

Yes, and you've got the "facts" exactly right. But since when did "facts" matter to the Perry haters.

33 posted on 12/06/2011 12:56:39 PM PST by Texan
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To: shield

This is the court where they get teed up for selection to the Supreme Court, isn’t it?


34 posted on 12/06/2011 1:04:56 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Yes, it is. Prepping her for Ruth's seat. I see there was a filibuster against her today.
35 posted on 12/06/2011 1:13:00 PM PST 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: Quicksilver
Yes, us heartless conservatives who don't like pandering to illegals...

I accept his apology, if not his candidacy>

36 posted on 12/06/2011 1:14:40 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: txrangerette
The children aren’t illegal immigrants,

The chilrun are college students but according to your rationale they aren't illegal immigrants, just victims of the system.

If perry manages to get the pubbie nomination, I'd vote for him over obummer, but he's only one step ahead of huntsman and that other crazy Texan.

37 posted on 12/06/2011 1:37:10 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: shield

I’ve been lurking here since the 2008 election, and I remember when the name of Newt Gingrich was poison around here as recently as last fall. Originally I was a Palin supporter, and then Herman Cain; when Perry announced his run, my response was “meh.” But for the past several months,thanks to the information I’ve found posted here, I’ve come to understand that Perry is truly our best choice——a solid, proven conservative and Christian with a decade of leadership already under his belt. I don’t care about the debate gaffes-—Obama can barely communicate without his teleprompter. And I don’t care about the “heartless” remark, since he has apologized profusely and often. I want a decent man for president with no hidden baggage and no liberal-leaning past. I believe Perry’s the one.


38 posted on 12/06/2011 1:52:16 PM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: USS Alaska

Why are you even worried about this? Its not going to be pushed off on you and your state? In state tuition is strictly a states rights issue so why do you even care about what Texas has done for 10 years with their tax money? It doesn’t affect you.

This is he dumbest thing for people to get upset about. Rick Perry is not advocating this for his policy if he is elected president. Give me a break.

No illegal children are going to get a tuition break in your state unless your state legislature votes for it.


39 posted on 12/06/2011 1:58:12 PM PST by tirednvirginia ( A)
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To: USS Alaska

Actually, if the kids of illegals qualify for instate tuition, then they have to be applying for legal residence, which no longer makes them illegals.


40 posted on 12/06/2011 1:59:04 PM PST 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: CatherineofAragon

Very well said. I am thrilled you as a lurker were influenced by what we posted here on Governor Perry. Even after all the abuse Perry and Perry supporters have gone through for months.


41 posted on 12/06/2011 2:02:40 PM PST 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: shield

That really makes it a non issue. Only people who desparately want to find a reason to hate Rick Perry could possibly still be upset over this.


42 posted on 12/06/2011 2:16:12 PM PST by tirednvirginia ( A)
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To: tirednvirginia

Agree. They to have some excuse to hate Rick Perry.


43 posted on 12/06/2011 2:24:05 PM PST 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: shield

Thanks. I’ve seen what you describe, and to me, it’s inexplicable. You folks have done a great job of forging ahead, though. The information you’ve posted has been excellent.


44 posted on 12/06/2011 4:03:03 PM PST by CatherineofAragon
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To: CainConservative

Sorry, but Perry is the better man and the better candidate and as long as he’s in the race, I’m sticking with him.

I will support the eventual nominee but not going where you suggest right now.


45 posted on 12/06/2011 7:06:03 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: shield

Funny how Newt seems to be forgiven ‘heartless’ problems, gal problems and Nancy problems, while people on here are still nursing hurt feelings on one word uttered by Rick Perry.


46 posted on 12/06/2011 7:09:20 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: normy

normy, I’m with you. I will make a similar pledge. I’m tired of slamming Newt anyway. I think his support is large but paper thin.

But some people just live their life hoping for a Perry thread they can get on to insult Perry.


47 posted on 12/06/2011 7:13:08 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Bless you, Catherine. You are exactly the sort of person we’ve been posting on these Perry threads to.

It’s hard sticking with it because we have to endure so many nasty people, but we realize that many lurkers check these threads out and some of them have some sense.

You are one. thank you.


48 posted on 12/06/2011 7:16:48 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: shield

Good for Rick Perry!
Yes, this sick piece of sh!+ Halligan must never be confirmed.


49 posted on 12/06/2011 7:18:17 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks shield.


50 posted on 12/06/2011 7:56:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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