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Rick the Spoiler

Posted on 01/31/2012 4:20:32 AM PST by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart

Is there anyway to make Rick Santorum see that he is toast? He is ruining the chance to beat back the elites, as least for this cycle. Hey Rick, how concerned are you really about the judges Romney will nominate? How concerned are you about your kids and the debt load Washington is about to unload on them? Look buddy, you're done. It's been nice seeing you, and we give thanks for hammering Romney in the last debate, but if you don't drop out now, you will have the Ross Perot spoiler label forever cemented in history. Be a man.


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1 posted on 01/31/2012 4:20:33 AM PST by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart
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To: CanadianBloodAmericanHeart

He’s the last chance the GOP has of getting my vote in this election. If your candidate doesn’t have what it takes to win, that’s his problem.


2 posted on 01/31/2012 4:23:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: CanadianBloodAmericanHeart

Santorum knows what he’s doing. Getting Romney nominated.


3 posted on 01/31/2012 4:25:51 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: cripplecreek

Wasted voted for you? Go ahead and let the problems in Washington get bigger and bigger....thanks for coming out.


4 posted on 01/31/2012 4:26:56 AM PST by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart
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To: cripplecreek

Brace yourself, and don your asbestos. The NewtBots around here are notoriously thin skinned.


5 posted on 01/31/2012 4:27:03 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: CanadianBloodAmericanHeart

Florida is an important swing State yet Santorum snubs the whole State by taking off early for Nevada.


6 posted on 01/31/2012 4:27:58 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (#withNewt)
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To: Daveinyork

You’ve been around long enough to know how little concern I have for flames.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 4:29:15 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Daveinyork

At the end of the process...do an assessment of what could have been.


8 posted on 01/31/2012 4:29:32 AM PST by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart
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To: cripplecreek

If your candidate is Rick Santorum, your candidate doesn’t have what it takes to win either, and that’s his problem.


9 posted on 01/31/2012 4:31:36 AM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: Lady Lucky

Sure looks that way.


10 posted on 01/31/2012 4:32:48 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: RC one
If your candidate is Rick Santorum, your candidate doesn’t have what it takes to win either, and that’s his problem.

Yep and I'm man enough to admit it. You?
11 posted on 01/31/2012 4:33:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m man enough to admit that I’ll vote for Mitt Romney when the time comes too. No problemo.


12 posted on 01/31/2012 4:34:33 AM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: Lady Lucky
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Rick Santorum ... let's see ...


First, I genuinely admire his Iowa Caucus Victory ... whose credit he was ROBBED-OF by ... "Mitt Romney's E-RINO Country Club" ...

What a "terrible" thing to have happen to such a "nice man from Pennslyvannia" ... /Sarcasm-off ...



Of course, Rick Santorum's been a "really nice man" for sometime ... CLEARLY with LITTLE ELSE TO DO but literally "camp-out" in Iowa for an entire year ...

"Hell, Mildred" ... (even) Barney Frank could win Iowa if he camped-out for an entire year !!!!



Even Dr. Winkie (Ron Paul) has more "Presidential Campaign" horse-sense than Rick Santorum, on that point ...

Albeit, Rick Santorum genuinely deserves credit for his (Romney-Stolen) victory ...

As a former Campaign Manager, I imagine that Rick Santorum "gambled" that his (hopeful) Iowa victory would translate in DESPERATELY NEEDED MONEY for New Hamsphire and South Carolina and Florida ...

Alas (no sarcasm here) ... Rick's "sincere" gamble failed ... just like Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg ... genuinely sincere, genuinely a Political Failure ...



Real Men have the courage to admit when they've been defeated, whether in romantic love or politics (what's the difference, by the way) ...

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a "real man" in this regard ...

Clearly, Rick Santorum ... IS NOT ...

Worse yet, Rick santorum is a "perfect" candidate for a narcissistic attitude ... viewing himself as the "GOP Savior" ...

Again ... the word "even" again ...

Even Mitt Romney doesn't see himself that way, right ?



Finally, Rick Santorum is (really) kinda STUPID ... kinda like a lovestruck church guy who courts (for marriage) a church girl for FOUR Years ... with mulitple proposals ...

always getting a "maybe someday" answer (LOL) ...

Rick Santorum has clearly PISSED-OFF both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich ... and he'll be forced to get a "real job" in 2013 ... his (selfish, pathetic, "Scottish Law") political career .... DEAD FOREVER ...



"Thanks for the Great Memories", Ricky Boy ... and (maybe) giving a Florida Win to Willard Mitt Romney ...



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13 posted on 01/31/2012 4:40:28 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: cripplecreek

Michele Malkin endorsed Rick Santorum yesterday. She knows the baggage Newt carries.


14 posted on 01/31/2012 4:42:27 AM PST by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: Lady Lucky

Santorum’s three year old daughter Bella almost died of pneumonia over the week and is still in the hospital, yet Rick is in Las Vegas doing Romney’s dirty work.

He should be with his daughter in the hospital at her bedside.

Shame on him.


15 posted on 01/31/2012 4:43:24 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: svxdave
She knows the baggage Newt carries.

Sadly so do his supporters. Just go back and look at the threads from the day he announced he was running.
16 posted on 01/31/2012 4:45:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jimbo123
The time with his daughter is precious and limited.

He would be much better served if he dropped out now, helped us defeat Mitt, then rsan for office at a later time.

17 posted on 01/31/2012 4:49:12 AM PST by CAluvdubya (My preferred taglines are not in the running...)
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To: cripplecreek

Looks like Rick’s ego is bigger than the problems the country faces.


18 posted on 01/31/2012 4:49:17 AM PST by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart
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To: CanadianBloodAmericanHeart

Santorum is NOT dropping out. Calling for it only wastes oxygen and PO’s his supporters.

He believes in his own candidacy and will continue his campaign until his finances are depleted. Rick’s priority is himself and his wedge issues; he is not concerned about the concept of Conservatism other than how it impacts his specific issues. Seen it too many times; but, it is what it is and it will hurt Gingrich; but, sasdly, that’s politics.


19 posted on 01/31/2012 4:49:19 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Lady Lucky

Exactly. Santorum’s been a go-along pol for a long time and this race doesn’t seem to be an exception for him.


20 posted on 01/31/2012 4:51:56 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

#19; “sasdly” = sadly ...no caffeine; shoulda hit the spellcheck button!


21 posted on 01/31/2012 4:52:41 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: CAluvdubya

If my daughter had a genetic condition such as Santorum’s daughter, I would spend as much of the rest of her expected short life with her as possible. Shame on him. He can run for president again later.


22 posted on 01/31/2012 4:53:17 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: cripplecreek

Polling this week in Florida shows if Santorum was not in the race his support would be divided evenly between Newt and Mitt.

Maybe its Newts criticism of Mittens as being too tough on illegals that his hurting Newts poll numbers.

I find it amazing the same issue that many used to lambast Perry is now so easily overlooked.


23 posted on 01/31/2012 4:53:31 AM PST by icwhatudo
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To: cripplecreek

RE: He’s the last chance the GOP has of getting my vote in this election.

I’ll gladly trade your vote for Santorum not handing the nomination to Romney. Santorum needs to get out and endorse Newt.


24 posted on 01/31/2012 5:04:15 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: 9YearLurker; All
Seems like lots of people are a bit tired of Rick's, it's all about me, game. We all know if the millions in attack ads were directed at him, he would be gone. Given the fact that he is a spoiler, it is time we flood Twitter and the blogs with info about the real Rick. I know I have seen stuff on FR, but I haven't been keeping track of it. Might be a good time to pull that info together on one thread so it is easily accessible. Our goal needs to be to keep Newt in the race all the way to the convention.

On a side note that may have been discussed last night, what do FReepers think Trump is going to do by way of an endorsement? I know some don't like Trump, but he is a talker that the media can't shut down. I have gotten the impression Trump does not like Mitt, so I don't see him endorsing Mitt. Do you think he will endorse Newt? will it help in terms of one more person getting the word out?

Have to run to take my kid to school so, I will catch you later.

FReepers have a great day and push for a Newt win here in Florida.

25 posted on 01/31/2012 5:05:05 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: icwhatudo

I haven’t forgotten. While Santorum is flawed, I don’t have to sell out every principle I hold to vote for him.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2833684/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2839809/posts

Personally I’m disgusted with the hypocrisy of those who were crying that only a couple of states are choosing our candidate are now demanding exactly that.

As far as I’m concerned, if a candidate is to be chosen after only a couple of states, the states should call off their primaries. They could save some money and force a harsh look at reality.


26 posted on 01/31/2012 5:05:43 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Daveinyork; Jim Robinson

RE: The NewtBots around here are notoriously thin skinned.

Wow, if I’m a NewtBot I guess that means I have some pretty good company. Jim Rob must be the NewtBot-in-Chief!!

Go Newt!!!

Santorum needs to get out and endorse Newt, or he causes Romney to be nominated.


27 posted on 01/31/2012 5:07:11 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: CanadianBloodAmericanHeart

I think it is great to give voters a choice in the primary, which is what primaries are for.


28 posted on 01/31/2012 5:09:28 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: jimbo123
"If my daughter had a genetic condition such as Santorum’s daughter, I would spend as much of the rest of her expected short life with her as possible."

Funny how so many who accuse Rick of being a big government, bedroom cop are perfectly comfortable declaring they know what's best for him and his family.

29 posted on 01/31/2012 5:10:43 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: RC one

Mitt cannot win under any circumstances.

Newt has to show that he can win, if he cannot persuade Sanorum voters to come over, then maybe we need new candidates?


30 posted on 01/31/2012 5:12:59 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: CanadianBloodAmericanHeart

Yeah, you’re right - we need a candidate who believes the whole global warming hoax, and who has been a proponent of single payer health care for years. We need a candidate who will sit on the couch with rats and lend credibility to any stupid shit they say. (We “all need to get along”, you know!)


31 posted on 01/31/2012 5:15:47 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Santorum should think about the implications of Romneycare’s death panels on young children and rethink his spoiler campaign.


32 posted on 01/31/2012 5:16:18 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
He can run for president again later.

I won't vote for him later, either.

Santorum clearly understands politics, the game, the math, the compromises, the moves. (For example, the Specter gambit.)

Therefore he knows that staying on until the money runs out is hurting the conservative cause by helping Mitt Romney. There is no way Santorum is doing this innocently, naively, blindly.

Something is more important to Rick Santorum than principle. Whether it's his own self-importance, enrichment, advancement, some quid pro quo with Romney -- it's more to him than the cause of conservatism.

Santorum is a sell-out. He was a sell-out before, and he will be a sell-out in the future.

33 posted on 01/31/2012 5:18:59 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: cripplecreek

(He’s the last chance the GOP has of getting my vote in this election. If your candidate doesn’t have what it takes to win, that’s his problem.)

I am very close to this......
Absolutely will not vote for Mitt (Obama Lite) Romney or Ron (Sometimes you feel Like a Nut) Paul.
I would much prefer Santorum over Gingrich.......


34 posted on 01/31/2012 5:20:20 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: GeronL

Obama can not win under any circumstances. Hopefully Newt wins it. I want him to. If he doesn’t...


35 posted on 01/31/2012 5:21:00 AM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: jimbo123

I’m sure he has. That’s why he didn’t find 300 or so pages in Obamacare that he thinks are worth keeping...


36 posted on 01/31/2012 5:21:19 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: jimbo123

I agree. I really thinks this puts him is a bad light....politics ahead of family. His daughter’s ondition is rare and serious right now. Why he would even want to be away from her at this time is beyond my understanding.


37 posted on 01/31/2012 5:22:42 AM PST by CAluvdubya (My preferred taglines are not in the running...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Florida is an important swing State yet Santorum snubs the whole State by taking off early for Nevada.

His work is done in FL. According to polls, Romney is a cinch to win. Mission accomplished.

38 posted on 01/31/2012 5:23:22 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Florida is an important swing State yet Santorum snubs the whole State by taking off early for Nevada

Nice try. He could not effectively campaign in FL because his young daughter was very ill. A little honesty and decency never hurts you know...........


39 posted on 01/31/2012 5:23:22 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: big'ol_freeper

You guys act like you’re rooting for your favorite football team.


40 posted on 01/31/2012 5:23:44 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: CAluvdubya

Santorum has showed his true character. Politics and power before family and child.


41 posted on 01/31/2012 5:26:19 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: SECURE AMERICA
He could not effectively campaign in FL because his young daughter was very ill.

Yes. And his daughter will not be cured. She will be fragile as long as she lives.

I can't imagine what possessed him to run for President now, with long grueling hours and days away from home and family, when any day can bring another medical emergency for his daughter.

42 posted on 01/31/2012 5:27:16 AM PST by maryz
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Santorum has snubbed Florida and snubbed his family by going to Las Vegas. Shame on him.


43 posted on 01/31/2012 5:28:22 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: CanadianBloodAmericanHeart

RIck Santorum needs to stay in the race to go after Romney for Romneycare. Gingrich sure can’t seem to do it. He stands there mouth wide open while Romney shocks him time after time. Gingrich then says that he can’t debate someone who lies to him......like Obama won’t. Wake up Gingrich. If you can’t win on your own merits than perhaps you should pack it up and endorse Rick. Yep I am for Newt but after his last debate I just am not 100 percent sure he could debate Obama unless it is totally a Gingrich audience. If there is more Obama audience there, it will startle Gingrich. We will see. Santorum is campaigning in Nevada while Gingrich has not started yet. This race will go into the Summer.


44 posted on 01/31/2012 5:28:45 AM PST by napscoordinator (Go Newt! Go Patriots (America's Team)! America's is going the right direction in 2012!!!)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Santorum needs to get out and endorse Newt, or he causes Romney to be nominated

Wouldn’t it be the VOTERS who cause Romney to be nominated?

I know, I know, splitting the vote and all that mess. But this is the primaries, after 4 today out of how many do we really need this to be a 2 way race? I don’t even know why we have primaries anymore. Why don’t we just have 1 state vote and then that’s it... winner take all. Because that sure does seem to be the way it is. I’m in NC and our primary is in May... do you think I even have a choice at all?

As far as I’m concerned, we got McPain shoved down our throats last time around, I’m still wondering how that mess happened... and now here it goes again. Are you really so sure that if Santorum is out, that means more for Newt? Are you really so sure in a 2-man race that Newt will be the one on top? Wish I could be as confident as you, but I’m not. I think just the opposite... with Santorum out, the race goes to Mitt.


45 posted on 01/31/2012 5:30:43 AM PST by myrabach
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To: maryz
I can't imagine what possessed him to run for President now, with long grueling hours and days away from home and family, when any day can bring another medical emergency for his daughter.

Team Romney $$$ or blackmail. Just like all the other inexplicable sellouts we've seen of late.
46 posted on 01/31/2012 5:32:59 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: CanadianBloodAmericanHeart

Rick lost his “paragon of virtue” chit when he sold out for Specter.

If I’m going to have to choose a candidate with questionable principles, I’m going to choose one who has proven to be good at beating my enemies.


47 posted on 01/31/2012 5:35:03 AM PST by papertyger
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To: big'ol_freeper

Santorum needs to get out and endorse Newt, or he causes Romney to be nominated.

That has been touted for awhile now, but did Santorum take votes from Newt in Iowa (which Rick won)....no. Did Santorum take votes away from Newt in NH (which Rick beat him)....no. Did Santorum take votes away from Newt in SC? No....Newt won it significantly. So now we are in Florida and the results are not known and people are trying to use their crystal ball again. 4 states are not enough to worry about at this point. What if Rick starts winning the caucus’? Perhaps he might get the nomination. This thing will not be over until the Summer.


48 posted on 01/31/2012 5:35:51 AM PST by napscoordinator (Go Newt! Go Patriots (America's Team)! America's is going the right direction in 2012!!!)
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To: jimbo123
If my daughter had a genetic condition such as Santorum’s daughter, I would spend as much of the rest of her expected short life with her as possible. Shame on him.

First of all, every person could lose their child in a minute. We just had a car accident here in Annapolis MD that took the life of a 5, 8, and 12 year old. I guess those parents should not have worked and spent every minute with them until they died. Secondly, he has her on the campaign trail so it seems like he is spending time with her. Nobody got on Sarah when she was away from her child who has Downs and they don't live forever either. Hypocrisy here is nauseating.

49 posted on 01/31/2012 5:38:55 AM PST by napscoordinator (Go Newt! Go Patriots (America's Team)! America's is going the right direction in 2012!!!)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Santorum left Florida to raise money. sadly his daughter then got sick.
Santorum then left his sick daughter to go to Missouri and Nevada, not return to Florida.
Santorum told ABC News Thursday afternoon he was not dropping out of the race, just focusing on better opportunities.
Your ill informed flame speaks for your own decency.
50 posted on 01/31/2012 5:40:39 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (#withNewt)
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