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5000 MAINERS SIGN PETITION TO FLUSH RUSH (barf; but many support Rush)
radio-info.com ^ | 3/9/12 | Bob Bittner (Jibguy)

Posted on 03/09/2012 9:07:51 AM PST by raccoonradio

..and presented to Cary Pahigian at Portland Radio Group, according to RBR. Protesters also outside the building. Cary's response: “I do believe he crossed the line. But there also is an issue of free speech. What is the line? And who is the arbiter of the line?” -and indicates that the show will continue.

However, the term "free speech" is appropriate for describing relationship between the people and government; not between people and other people/businesses.

It's probably no coincidence that this petition was presented on the International Day of the Woman; yesterday.

At least three Portland-area sponsors have pulled out, including DownEast Energy.

Also, out of all the network commercial avails in Rush's show, now less than half are paid. The remaining are PSA's. And now, even the American Heart Association doesn't want their PSA's on Rush's show!

This has taken on a life of its own; beyond name-calling, but now is a women's issue. Therefore, it's an issue for all of us.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: liberalfascism; rushlimbaugh; talkradio; wgan
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1 posted on 03/09/2012 9:07:56 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Saul Alinsky is somewhere smiling!


2 posted on 03/09/2012 9:10:17 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Reaction from the WGAN facebook:
—Thanks for standing by your conservative fans!
—Please stop enabling Rush Limbaugh. Thank you.
—Where where the far left dingbats when Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c*nt? The day of reckoning will come.
—Thanks for NOT submitting to the cyber bullies who are trying to censor free speech. Rush Limbaugh may not be my cup of tea but we need to have an open discussion of issues, not just those that are politically correct. He brings up topics that those on the far left do not want people to know about, let alone talk about. If for that reason alone, he needs to stay on the air.
—Your sponsors are on notice, WGAN. Dump Rush Limbaugh or I will e-mail and boycott any company that pays your station for advertising. Rush Limbaugh is drug addict who has no business judging others when his life is such a mess!

http://www.facebook.com/560WGAN

Another post is from someone who likes Stephen King’s prog talk station

(The author of the post above owns WJTO in Bath, ME
and WJIB in Cambridge MA. I believe both are commercially licensed but he prefers to do fundraising drives to support his easy listening music. He’s on the left to be sure,
and on his stations you will actually hear his voice saying things like, “Cut up your credit cards. Most of the companies are evil.” Anyway, note that WGAN which runs
Rush—and also Howie Carr—is standing by him, despite this petition.)

Howie Carr list ping


3 posted on 03/09/2012 9:10:36 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Yipping ankle biters...


4 posted on 03/09/2012 9:12:47 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: JaguarXKE
Saul Alinsky is somewhere smiling!

Alinsky is currently getting a well deserved roasting in the fires of hell.

5 posted on 03/09/2012 9:13:20 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: raccoonradio

“The brains in Maine are plainly down the drain.”


6 posted on 03/09/2012 9:14:32 AM PST by mikrofon (Ultimately, this will Doolittle...)
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To: raccoonradio

Maine is one weird place. I worked there for several years. I worked down on Congress street and watched the folks walk around. They look and sound like they came off a commune in Northern Vermont. And then I would go to the boardroom, with some of the wealthiest people in the state, and hear the same crap.

They look normal. But they could just as well be from Portland Ore....


7 posted on 03/09/2012 9:15:10 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: raccoonradio

I would guarantee that 99.9% of the signers have never listened to one minute of Rush’s show. This is the crowd mentality that gave rise to the 3rd Reich.

These signers have no idea that there is such a thing as the 1st Amendment. They would abolish it if their marching orders said so.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 9:15:28 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: raccoonradio

For some strange reason, a lot of people incorrectly think the First Amendment protects their right to say whatever they want. If they believe that, they should test it by yelling in their boss’s face. We do have the right to say whatever we want, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be repercussions.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 9:16:10 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: raccoonradio

More reaction from WGAN facebook

—Keep Rush on your station! Liberals will stoop to all levels to dismiss the words of truth and justice. Wake up, Mainers.... Our state doesn’t need to follow the rhetoric of the rest of the countries media hype......let Maine lead!

—Freedom of speech. Remember these groups insisting you take Rush off the air are as anti American as you can get. Their ultimate goal is destruction of everything in our society. Never give in to the bullies who are so intolerant of others opinions.


(I will add, freedom of choice. Those who don’t like it can turn to—oh wait, their prog. talk station flopped and is playing oldies now. OK, don’t like Rush I guess you can tune to taxpayer funded NPR...—rr)

—As long as your radio station continues to support Rush Limbaugh,
I will no longer tune to WGAN...This is not about free speech, this is about supporting an ignorant bully who has a public forum from which to spew his venom...If you condem bullying in schools, why do you allow it on your station?

(Um, did you hear what libtalker Randi Rhodes said?
Conservative women shouldn’t be allowed to have ovaries?)


10 posted on 03/09/2012 9:16:10 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: CitizenUSA

Exactly and the example I always give is what if a WalMart greeter told every customer coming in, “Welcome to WalMart. F-— you.” Boss says don’t do that, he/she still does it.
Gets fired. But...freedom of speech!

repercussions: See Dixie Chicks...


11 posted on 03/09/2012 9:18:20 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Sign a petirion to support Rush here:

http://www.istandwithrush.org


12 posted on 03/09/2012 9:19:13 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Oops, petition to support Rush here:

http://www.istandwithrush.org


13 posted on 03/09/2012 9:20:16 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: raccoonradio
repercussions: See Dixie Chicks...

Except this is faux outrage being organized and financed by the commie left.

14 posted on 03/09/2012 9:22:43 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: JaguarXKE
The Occupy WGAN movement.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 9:24:04 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

you could round-up 5000 liberals in Maine for almost any sort of protest


16 posted on 03/09/2012 9:24:23 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: raccoonradio; All

WGAN: Limbaugh show stays on the air
The radio station says it will continue airing Rush Limbaugh despite a petition demanding that his program be dropped.

By Leslie Bridgers/Portland Press-Herald

SOUTH PORTLAND - The controversy over “The Rush Limbaugh Show” continued in the Portland area Thursday as protesters delivered a petition to WGAN-AM, a lawsuit was filed against a local marketing firm and more companies asked the radio station not to air their ads during Limbaugh’s program.

On Thursday morning, Annie Finch of Falmouth led about a dozen women and a couple of men into the South Portland office of the Portland Radio Group to deliver a thick white binder with the names of 5,700 people who signed a petition demanding that the company stop airing Limbaugh’s show on WGAN, one of its eight stations.

Finch, who started the petition on Facebook last weekend, said it was “fitting” to deliver it on Thursday, International Women’s Day, considering the nature of the protest.

“Rush Limbaugh’s anti-woman rants have gone so far that it is unacceptable for WGAN to profit from filling Maine’s airwaves with his hate and misogyny,” the petition read.

At least two stations that aired the Limbaugh show — WBEC in Pittsfield, Mass., and KPUA in Hilo, Hawaii — have dropped the program since Limbaugh called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” last week because she testified to federal legislators in support of health care coverage for contraception.

Portland Radio Group’s president and general manager, Cary Pahigian, said the petition would not affect his previously stated position that WGAN has no intention of dropping the show.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/wgan-limbaugh-show-stays-on-the-air_2012-03-09.html


17 posted on 03/09/2012 9:26:51 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Actually, the 5,000 on the petition were not Rush listeners anyway, just a squadron of alinskybots taking a break from their occupy duties.

With 20,000,000 listeners, the Mainiac protest amounts to .025% of the listener pool, but, insofar as these 5,000 were not, the petition is totally meaningless.

The 2012 effort by the left to "hush Rush" has failed, just like all the rest over the past 20 years.
18 posted on 03/09/2012 9:27:06 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: raccoonradio

Except for lobsters, do we need Maine?
Isn’t Maine blue anyway?


19 posted on 03/09/2012 9:29:20 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: raccoonradio
My mom belonged to a Pro Life group which tried to organize an advertiser boycott of the Norman Lear CBS sitcom Maude in 1972 after they ran an episode where she has an abortion.

Norman Lear, his production company and CBS all launched a full-throated counterattack claiming Free Speech. They called the boycott a "bullying tactic" and practically accused my mom and her friends of taking a crap on the US Constitution.

Funny how their outlook changes when they're on the opposite side.
20 posted on 03/09/2012 9:29:36 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: raccoonradio
Umm... Ya ever been to Portland? Beautiful, all rehabed, great food, but very liberal.... do your research.

Perhaps they should buy thier own station and be the 1st 24-7 all "Burt and I" album channel,,,

21 posted on 03/09/2012 9:30:11 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: raccoonradio
"Stop freedom of speech!"

"Silence dissent!"

"Halt truth!"

Millions of Americans are unbelievably stupid.

George Orwell was a prophet!

22 posted on 03/09/2012 9:33:00 AM PST by Savage Beast ("Improving" on truth is contempt for truth: hubris and denial--the stuff of tragedy.)
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To: mikrofon
“The brains in Maine are plainly down the drain.”

Ya don't have to convince me that they are missing a chromosome. Their senators tell it also.

23 posted on 03/09/2012 9:35:45 AM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: taildragger

Yup I’ve been to Portland but it is true their libtalk
station failed despite being moonbat city. I saw Occupy Portland’s tents at Lincoln Park down the street from city hall; no sign of life, but some of the Occupoids were across from city hall holding signs about big evil 1-per-centers,
jumping up and down. They may have cleared out the site
by now.
Two Republican Senators...but..Snow and Collins. ...Yup.

Stephen King owns a libtalk station up in Bangor.

“Which way to Millinocket?”
“Well you could go this way...no wait...you could go
up to the turnpike, or take that coastal route the tourists like...no wait.

“Come to think of it. You can’t GET there from here!”

“I had to put the dog down.”
“Was he mad?”
“Well, he t’weren’t too please about it.”


24 posted on 03/09/2012 9:35:45 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: FrankR

Very true, Occupiers.

Whadda we want? New chants! When do we want ‘em? NOW!


25 posted on 03/09/2012 9:37:37 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

And what are some of the names on the petition—Mickey Mouse? Donald Duck? Was ACORN involved?


26 posted on 03/09/2012 9:40:54 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

You can almost always tell a liberal woman in New England by the washed-out straw colored hair...


27 posted on 03/09/2012 9:42:34 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: raccoonradio
Seen on a bumper sticker in Maine: "Don't like abortion? Then don't have one."

Well, lefties..."if you don't like Rush; then change the station."

KMA, you power-mad marxist control freaks...

28 posted on 03/09/2012 9:45:30 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jonrick46
"I would guarantee that 99.9% of the signers have never listened to one minute of Rush’s show. This is the crowd mentality that gave rise to the 3rd Reich. These signers have no idea that there is such a thing as the 1st Amendment. They would abolish it if their marching orders said so."

Standing applause from me! Absolutely correct!

29 posted on 03/09/2012 9:46:44 AM PST by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: raccoonradio

Actually if the WalMart greeter said “FU” I would know they are awake. Most of the time the greeter is off in dreamland somewhere.


30 posted on 03/09/2012 9:47:16 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: raccoonradio
Annie Finch of Falmouth led about a dozen women and a couple of men...

Where was Annie when Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a tw*t and a c*nt..? Pumping her fist in solidarity while watching 'Real Time', no doubt...

31 posted on 03/09/2012 9:49:41 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jonrick46
This is the crowd mentality that gave rise to the 3rd Reich.

Germans 'sang a little louder' to mask the sounds of the trains transporting the Jews and other 'enemies of the State' to their doom...

32 posted on 03/09/2012 9:52:19 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: raccoonradio

Okay...boycott Maine.


33 posted on 03/09/2012 9:54:11 AM PST by formosa (Formosa)
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To: CitizenUSA
For some strange reason, a lot of people incorrectly think the First Amendment protects their right to say whatever they want.

it goes back to the "Free Speech Movement" on campuses in the 1960's (which was not really about free speech at all, but about cramming Liberalism up your nose whether you liked it or not)
34 posted on 03/09/2012 9:54:14 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: raccoonradio

This should be a teachable moment for everyone on our side. We better get our act together and unite against the left and pronto

On this morning’s Quinn and Rose show, Rose also said that their station received 5,000 emails protesting the station carrying Rush. It’s probably the same 5,000 emails sent all over the country.

Sheila Jackson Lee isn’t being inundated with emails from our side, and she SHOULD .........we’re too busy fighting each other. I sure hope we stop that and get our act together.

The media is now out there promoting the hatchet movie on Sarah Palin. Instead of turning off any show talking about it, perhaps WE should email all advertisers of that show and tell them we’ll no longer do business with them? I don’t know, but we don’t have the fight that the left has and we surely need it.


35 posted on 03/09/2012 9:54:49 AM PST by swpa_mom
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To: who knows what evil?

Yes, they should change the station if they don’t like it. As I said they used to have a prog talk station (at AM 870) but it flopped (well they still have NPR). In 2004 when Air America was launched, their Jon Sinton predicted “in five years we’ll have 500 stations just like Rush”. In five
years, they had a few dozen...and were bankrupt.

People made the choice. The vast majority chose conservative hosts like Rush. There’s a reason why he’s paid $50 million a year. The free market should decide, not a government mandated “fairness doctrine”. Your radio station, or your business, flops, too bad. Rush on the
other hand had been a rousing success.


36 posted on 03/09/2012 10:01:32 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

What?? Those whiners don’t have ON-OFF switches on their damn radios??


37 posted on 03/09/2012 10:07:42 AM PST by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: raccoonradio
Stephen King hated Rush to such an extreme that he purchased the radio station that carried him in Bangor; then changed the format to sports talk. Naturally; another station quickly added Rush to THEIR line-up.

Sorry, Steve...

38 posted on 03/09/2012 10:08:16 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: redhead

Moonbats: “I don’t like Rush but instead of turning off my radio or finding another station, I’m forcing him off the air so YOU can’t listen to him...” (in effect)


39 posted on 03/09/2012 10:09:25 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: redhead

Of course they do...they just can’t get through the day knowing that someone ELSE might be listening...it absolutely kills them. They need total control.


40 posted on 03/09/2012 10:09:47 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: raccoonradio

GMTA! :-)


41 posted on 03/09/2012 10:10:34 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?
ha! I guess King runs prog. talk as The Pulse on 620 WZON and also FM 103.1...Rush must have gone to 103.9/101.3 WVOM, which also runs Howie. Ah, here it is:

42 posted on 03/09/2012 10:17:26 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Nothing sweeter than a crazy lib petition being ceremoniously ignored. Poor, poor babies...and they worked so hard on it, too.
43 posted on 03/09/2012 10:19:11 AM PST by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: raccoonradio

Fluck ‘em.


44 posted on 03/09/2012 10:20:25 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Bitsy

Not everyone here in Maine is a moonbat.

We elected a TEA Party guy as governor in 2010, Paul LePage. He is one of the most conservative governors in America.

Also in 2010, the GOP gained control of the Maine House and the Maine Senate for the first time since the early 1960’s.

So there is hope. Our federal office holders leave something to be desired, however.

Right now, I’m listening to Rush on WVOM, an FM radio station in Bangor, Maine. The same station carries Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.


45 posted on 03/09/2012 10:24:35 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: raccoonradio

they are scared of him


46 posted on 03/09/2012 10:25:50 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: who knows what evil?

I see gray-haired middle-aged women here in Maine driving a Prius from time to time. Some of them have Obama bumper stickers. I also see conservative men driving pickups with gun racks.


47 posted on 03/09/2012 10:29:16 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: who knows what evil?

The logging industry (lumber, pulp, firewood) is big business in Maine.

I once saw a bumper sticker which said,

“Opposed to logging? Then wipe your a$$ with plastic.”

Except the two dollar signs on the bumper sticker actually had two “ss’s”.


48 posted on 03/09/2012 10:35:21 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I heard a number of Conservative Mainers wanted to kick out the 3 or 4 counties surrounding Portland and rename it “North Massachusetts”?


49 posted on 03/09/2012 10:42:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Digger

Please see my post # 45.

As for Snowe and Collins, they keep getting re-elected because the dims run ultra-left wing moonbats against them. Snowe and Collins end up looking conservative in comparison, which they are not.

We also have, per capita, one of the highest numbers of National Guard members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan of any state since 2003. I’m pretty sure these men and women have a full set of chromosomes, as did the 51 servicemembers from Maine who have been killed in the War on Terror.


50 posted on 03/09/2012 10:44:28 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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