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One conservative’s case for Mitt Romney
human events ^ | march 20, 2012 | Bay Buchanan

Posted on 03/20/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT by lowbridge

When Gov. Romney threw his hat into the ring, I was thrilled with him --a born leader, eminently prepared to be president, ideally qualified to handle the problems America faces, impeccable character and a proven conservative. Yet I am amazed how often I have been asked how a conservative like me could be with Romney.

I let them all know that I not only support Mitt, but I do so enthusiastically. And I’ll tell you why:

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1 posted on 03/20/2012 9:49:49 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
"I let them all know that I not only support Mitt, but I do so enthusiastically. And I’ll tell you why:"

RomneyCare?

2 posted on 03/20/2012 9:51:57 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: lowbridge

“Nuts.”


3 posted on 03/20/2012 9:53:07 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: lowbridge; All

4 posted on 03/20/2012 9:55:00 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Uncle Miltie
RomneyCare?

Surprise, surprise, surprise .... not mentioned.

5 posted on 03/20/2012 9:55:23 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: lowbridge

It’s like peeing in the wind here. People would rather the country go down the drain in some strange drive to reclaim the GOP (when it in fact happened already in 2010) then to elect someone like Romney. The fact is that Romney is a conservative and dumbed himself down for voters here in MA, not the other way around.

Here’s is where I will get insulted ad nasueum


6 posted on 03/20/2012 9:55:35 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: lowbridge

Vive le poulet!


7 posted on 03/20/2012 9:55:50 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: lowbridge
He is particularly flawed in light of Obamacare. Bay is working for the campaign. I'm pretty enthused about my employer too.
8 posted on 03/20/2012 9:57:16 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: lowbridge
I don't think a true conservative can make a case FOR Romney.

Romney unmasked, Romney...Unmasked
9 posted on 03/20/2012 9:58:03 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: lowbridge

Bay Buchanan is a Mormon. Nuff said.


10 posted on 03/20/2012 9:58:23 AM PDT by colorcountry (In order to practice tolerance, I must first disagree. But when I do, I'm accused of being intoleran)
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To: lowbridge

Bay Buchanan is a Mormon convert.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 9:59:56 AM PDT by Antoninus (Romney Inc. -- Now attempting a hostile takeover of the Republican Party.)
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To: lowbridge
a born leader, eminently prepared to be president, ideally qualified to handle the problems America faces, impeccable character and a proven conservative

born leader? ideally qualified to handle the problems America faces?

lol a failed one term governor of a small state who skipped town before he was thrown out, doesn't seem to scream “born leader” or “eminently qualified” to me.

impeccable character? *shrug* as far as we know he can keep his penis in his pants, big deal. What about his actions during this primary? doesn't that count? I think Romney is a lying slime ball.

and a proven conservative?

ROFL!!!

...

ROFL!!!

that is so laughable, my side still hurts.

12 posted on 03/20/2012 9:59:56 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Peter from Rutland; Old Sarge
"Here’s is where I will get insulted ad nasueum"

I'd say a Zotting is much more likely.
13 posted on 03/20/2012 10:00:54 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Peter from Rutland

“The fact is that Romney is a conservative and dumbed himself down for voters here in MA”

I wondered about that. You think he successfully faked being a liberal in MA? So the check to PP, gun ban, forcing the RC to issue BC pills, Romneycare was all a ruse to make him look liberal?


14 posted on 03/20/2012 10:03:08 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Peter from Rutland
-- The fact is that Romney is a conservative and dumbed himself down for voters here in MA ... --

I don't want an intelligent weasel for president.

15 posted on 03/20/2012 10:05:17 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: shibumi

I was actually wondering if this could be my first IBTZ. Hopefully not for something as simple as that. Otherwise Santorum should be zotted, too.


16 posted on 03/20/2012 10:07:53 AM PDT by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Peter from Rutland
The fact is that Romney is a conservative and dumbed himself down for voters here in MA, not the other way around.
Here’s is where I will get insulted ad nasueum.

Not to worry dude. We'll all (or almost all) be on that happy train before Nov. You're just on board sooner than the rest here.

17 posted on 03/20/2012 10:08:54 AM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Peter from Rutland

For posting some so stupid, you deserve to be insulted.


18 posted on 03/20/2012 10:12:27 AM PDT by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: Riodacat; Peter from Rutland

Thirded.


19 posted on 03/20/2012 10:13:16 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: lowbridge

Mittens will fold like a cheap leisure suit in the Fall.


20 posted on 03/20/2012 10:13:44 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: lowbridge
Most of his career he spent in business -- creating value and creating jobs.

Big whoop!

Romney was a businessman. So was Friedrich Engels.

21 posted on 03/20/2012 10:18:17 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: lowbridge

Last night I accidentally tuned in to C-Span and caught Romney giving a speech at Univ of Chicago’s International House. I actually have lived in International House when I arrived in Chicago in search of a job, found one within a week and continued to stay there for a few months. I kept an open mind and listened to his whole speech. I do not know if Mittens had practiced this speech, because he spoke without teleprompters and was speaking without hesitation. Romney described in detail his economic plan. He did not have any attack lines on Santorum or Newt. His attacks were focused on the president. At the end of speech, he received a long applause but no standing O’.

Right after that C-Span switched to Santorum rally in Dixon, Illinois. His speech was also without teleprompters and was received with enthusiasm by the crowd. It was clear to me that Santorum supporters have more energy than Mitt supporters. Dixon has connection to Ronald Reagan. So Santorum tried to convince the crowd he was the most Reaganesque runing for president.


22 posted on 03/20/2012 10:19:17 AM PDT by entropy12 (Republicans do not hate, that is a monopoly of democrats.)
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To: beandog; Peter from Rutland

It’s not that stupid. Romney is capable of pandering to the progressives in Massachusetts if he sees an advantage in it.

Peter points out that the man is a liar and panderer, and ups the ante by suggesting that he’ll distort his position and restate his history in ANY venue, not just trying to convince me he’s a conservative.

He tried to convince Massachusetts that he was more liberal than Ted Kennedy! (and lost)


23 posted on 03/20/2012 10:21:24 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: lowbridge

There is only one possible way for Romney to defeat Obama and that is high gas prices all the way till elections day. However in this case even a ham sandwich would defeat Obama. Other than that Obama would crush Romeny…


24 posted on 03/20/2012 10:25:18 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Cboldt; Peter from Rutland

Peter: “— The fact is that Romney is a conservative and dumbed himself down for voters here in MA ... —”

Romney has some conservative positions, but is not a conservative. He’s pandered in both directions.

Cboldt: “I don’t want an intelligent weasel for president.”

All politicians are weasels of some sort.

Better a conservative than a moderate for our nominee.

Better a moderate weasel than a liberal socialist one.

Bay Buchanan: “It’s time for conservatives to give Mitt Romney a long hard second look. As president he will repeal ObamaCare; cut spending; balance the budget without raising taxes; appoint strict constitutionalists to the bench; secure the border; enforce immigration laws; and defund Planned Parenthood. And he can defeat Barack Obama. “

If Romney is the nominee, these are good enough reasons to support him. But RomneyCare is enough reason to not want him as nominee.


25 posted on 03/20/2012 10:27:38 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: Peter from Rutland

This what Peter has on his profile...

“Mitt Romney raised by FID fee by 400%. But wait! Instead of a liftime FID I now have to renew it every four years for the rest of my life. A 400% increase every four years. Thanks Mitt!”

For the rest of the readers, “Firearm Identification Card” and Peter says Mitt is a Conservative. Keep in mind Mitt signed the assault weapon ban in MA.

Why “because the legislator would have vetoed it”

Mitt has NO PRINCIPALS


26 posted on 03/20/2012 10:29:26 AM PDT by tiger-one
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To: Peter from Rutland

This what Peter has on his profile...

“Mitt Romney raised by FID fee by 400%. But wait! Instead of a liftime FID I now have to renew it every four years for the rest of my life. A 400% increase every four years. Thanks Mitt!”

For the rest of the readers, “Firearm Identification Card” and Peter says Mitt is a Conservative. Keep in mind Mitt signed the assault weapon ban in MA.

Why “because the legislator would have vetoed it”

Mitt has NO PRINCIPALS


27 posted on 03/20/2012 10:29:32 AM PDT by tiger-one
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To: lowbridge

A “born leader”!?!

Nope! He’s a “born liar,” a “born progressive,” a “born flip-flopper,” a “born arrogant prick,” and “a born nasty SOB”. But a “born leader” he ain’t!


28 posted on 03/20/2012 10:30:30 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Peter from Rutland
The fact is that Romney is a conservative and dumbed himself down for voters here in MA, not the other way around.

So basically you are saying Mitt Romney will say anything to an electorate to try and win their vote - including running to the left of Ted Kennedy on abortion.

So tell us, then, exactly why should we trust anything he's telling us now? He's already shown what kind of candidate he's about - namely, he's about himself.

29 posted on 03/20/2012 10:36:02 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: WOSG
Bay Buchanan: “It’s time for conservatives to give Mitt Romney a long hard second look. As president he will repeal ObamaCare; cut spending; balance the budget without raising taxes; appoint strict constitutionalists to the bench; secure the border; enforce immigration laws; and defund Planned Parenthood. And he can defeat Barack Obama. “

If Romney is the nominee, these are good enough reasons to support him. But RomneyCare is enough reason to not want him as nominee.

If I could believe any of that I'd be happy to vote for Romney. But how can anyone know what to believe about the man? He's promised to support abortion rights but now claims to be pro-life. He's appointed flaming liberals to the MA courts and now claims he wants to appoint strict constructionists, he signed romenycare into law, all the while proclaiming his love for mandates because " they work'! but now promises to repeal obamacare.

Romney is too, too eager. Too ambitious. He WANTS to be President too badly...so badly that he'll do anything, say anything and promise anything to anyone to get elected. No thanks. I want a conservative. A real, principled conservative. A man with a core who can be trusted. That's not Mitt.

30 posted on 03/20/2012 10:36:39 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: lowbridge

The woman is deceived.

Again.


31 posted on 03/20/2012 10:42:21 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
Nope! He’s a “born liar,” a “born progressive,” a “born flip-flopper,” a “born arrogant prick,” and “a born nasty SOB”. But a “born leader” he ain’t!

What does that say about his opponents who can not even defeat this liar, progressive, flip-flopper prick and a SOB? Where are Palin, Barbour, Daniels, Ryan, DeMint etc who would not be losing to Mittens!
32 posted on 03/20/2012 10:49:55 AM PDT by entropy12 (Republicans do not hate, that is a monopoly of democrats.)
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To: entropy12

Anyone who might defeat Romney is zotted by the press. it’s hard to campaign when the entire MSM is doing opposition research on you and spreading rumors.


33 posted on 03/20/2012 11:25:41 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: entropy12

>Where are Palin, Barbour, Daniels, Ryan, DeMint etc who would not be losing to Mittens!

Good question, though there are answers to some:
Palin- people who think she could have been elected are fooling themselves. She lacks experience, and was too thoroughly trashed in the last election. I like her, but I am realistic. She was realistic as well and didn’t run.

Barbour- not sure why he didn’t run

Daniels- he opted out because he didn’t want to expose some family issues to the world. His wife ran away for a while but eventually came back, and he decided this wasn’t something he wanted on the national stage. He would have been my pick hands down.

Ryan- he has stated clearly that he thinks he can do more good chairing the budget committee. I think he’s right. He is presentable and speaks well, but still is not a national figure. Going from a House seat to president is a heck of a leap, especially for someone so young.

DeMint- again, not sure why he didn’t run. Maybe he prefers to be the power behind the throne.

I could speculate as to why some aren’t in the game. As I understand it, the level of fundraising required, and the restrictions in place have made amassing a war chest a very full time job that takes years. Could be Barbour and DeMint are both familiar enough with the process to hate the idea of tackling it on the national scale.

Truth be told, the most compelling reason Romney is doing well is that he never stopped running from 2008 so has continued to raise money and work on his ground organization in all the states. This has been clearly demonstrated in several states where the competition didn’t get properly registered (VA, OH, etc). If it weren’t for that advantage I suspect someone would have cleaned his clock properly by now.


34 posted on 03/20/2012 11:29:20 AM PDT by drbuzzard (different league)
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Barbour??? He was good until he let all those felons including murderers loose on the streets of Mississippi.


35 posted on 03/20/2012 11:33:17 AM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: kenmcg

>Barbour??? He was good until he let all those felons including murderers loose on the streets of Mississippi.

Don’t know the story. Maybe it could explain things.


36 posted on 03/20/2012 11:39:11 AM PDT by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: beandog; walkingdead
For posting some so stupid, you deserve to be insulted. Seriously? This is just too easy...
37 posted on 03/20/2012 11:41:14 AM PDT by filospinato
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To: lowbridge

“After he joined the pro-life cause,...” Seriously, that is about as vacuous as it gets. Why did he join the “pro-life” cause? Did he come to appreciate the value of human life from a moral/spiritual/intellectual perspective or a political perspective? I understand that this is a short essay, and not given to detailed explanations, but given Romney’s past history on this issue, some explaining is warranted. Causes come an go, but the taking of innocent, human life is always wrong and evil, regardless of what it is called, or how men choose to convolute morality. Short of that, I would accept that Romney maybe has come to fully appreciate the Rule of Law, and the pursuit of “life,” liberty and happiness, and the importance of those values in a liberal democracy. Please tell me Romney’s conversion amounts to more than joining a cause.


38 posted on 03/20/2012 11:47:49 AM PDT by pallis
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To: lowbridge

Sorry, Bay. Not buying it. I can’t stand the sight of Romney.


39 posted on 03/20/2012 11:49:59 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: lowbridge

[ a born leader, eminently prepared to be president, ideally qualified to handle the problems America faces, impeccable character and a proven conservative. ]

Pity that he’s OWNED by the Unions..
You know the Unions that support fund and strengthen Obama!!!..

Willard must be Plan “B” of Obama’s..
Just in case America wakes up for awhile to see they are being “hustled”..
You know.. Bamboozled, flummoxed, ripped off, anally penetrated.. etc. etc...


40 posted on 03/20/2012 11:57:17 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Riodacat
Not to worry dude. We'll all (or almost all) be on that happy train before Nov. You're just on board sooner than the rest here.

Yes, that conservative train will be a hap, hap, happy train! Pass the harmonica!


41 posted on 03/20/2012 12:09:02 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: colorcountry

I’m a Mormon,and I voted for Rick Santorum in the Florida primary...you really need to get out of Utah more frequently.Most of my extended family went for Gingrich or Santorum on Primary day...we’re not all Mittbots,but maybe you knew that?


42 posted on 03/20/2012 12:18:01 PM PDT by oldsalt (There's no such thing as a free lunch.)
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To: pallis
Why did he join the “pro-life” cause?

For the same reason he got rid of those illegals mowing his lawn.

43 posted on 03/20/2012 12:18:02 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: oldsalt

No, you’re not ALL Mittbots, some of you play Santorum or Gingrich supporters. BUT 95% of you will still vote for Romney. Would you like me to cite those statistics?


44 posted on 03/20/2012 12:29:26 PM PDT by colorcountry (In order to practice tolerance, I must first disagree. But when I do, I'm accused of being intoleran)
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To: lowbridge
It’s time for conservatives to give Mitt Romney a long hard second look.

OK, Bay. Gonna try...looking...squinting...trying to like...Nope, sorry.


45 posted on 03/20/2012 12:35:18 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Peter from Rutland

Romney supported liberal democrats, he rejected President Reagan and his policies, he rejected the 1994 Contract with America. I believe the only reason he ran for the Senate as a Republican in 1994 was because he didn’t want to run for Congress because he believed that was beneath him and that Kennedy was invulnerable in the democrat primary, his wife said until he ran as a Republican she didn’t even know any Republicans. We know about his stands on gay marriage and aboration. He did balance the budget in Mass. but the Mass. Constitution requires a balanced budget, he did raise taxes even though he said he didn’t, not to mention the fees. I could go on but one of the biggest negatives he has for me is the lack of character he and his minions have displayed with not only the negativity but the lies and distortions the have continued to use in this campaign. Then there is the Romneycare obamacare thing, according to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Romney will get rid of obamacare and then require the states to implement Romneycare, she says she knows because she will be the one to implement it. I don’t believe he has core beliefs or principles and I don’t believe he can generate enthusiasm and I don’t believe he can beat obama. Possibly because I’m just a Conservative and not “Severly Conservative”.


46 posted on 03/20/2012 1:11:31 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: lowbridge

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I B T Z !
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47 posted on 03/20/2012 1:13:28 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Peter from Rutland

Romney is a globalist, illuninist tyrant.
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48 posted on 03/20/2012 1:17:23 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: denydenydeny

I think you meant T U R D E D ?


49 posted on 03/20/2012 1:20:48 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: lowbridge

The only other person I know who thinks Mitt Romney is a conservative is Rick Santorum. He should get together with Bay and have a party after tonight.

Go Newt!


50 posted on 03/20/2012 1:21:43 PM PDT by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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