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The Death of Trayvon Martin: Is There Nothing Progressives Won’t Exploit?
Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2012 | Derek Hunter

Posted on 03/25/2012 12:51:36 AM PDT by Kaslin

A 17-year-old kid is shot dead. Police are investigating…and progressives see an opportunity. The Trayvon Martin case, in addition to being a tragedy, is a case study in political exploitation and progressive tactics.

The shooting death of a 17-year-old is horrible, whatever the circumstances and no matter their race. But progressives seem to care about this case only because of the race of the victim. There are thousands of murders that don’t “fit the bill” for exploitation and thus are ignored by these self-appointed “justice seekers.”

What happened that night? I don’t know. But neither do any of the race hustlers, such as Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton, who speak of it as if they are clairvoyant. They care deeply about Trayvon’s family… as long as there are cameras around.

This lack of actual knowledge doesn’t stop progressives – many of whom call for due process rights and the presumption of innocence for terror suspects in Guantanamo Bay – from demanding the head of George Zimmerman, the shooter in this case.

The hypocrisy runs deep.

I understand the tragedy here but not the selective outrage. There are thousands of murders in this country each year. How many have you heard of? A large percentage of those murder victims are younger than 30. How many have you heard of? Only a few.

How many cause people to take to the streets in protest? How many occupy a large portion of cable news? How many do these progressives screaming for the head of George Zimmerman ever mention on their TV or radio shows?

You know the answer.

For progressives to care about someone who has been killed there must be an ulterior motive. In the case of Trayvon Martin, there are many.

First, race. That news outlets can’t talk about this case without mentioning Trayvon’s race is a testament to how successful progressives have been in instilling a segregationist mindset in the media. That they rarely mention the shooter’s race is a testament to just how far progressives will go to exploit tragedy to advance their divide and conquer agenda. Zimmerman is Hispanic, not white, as originally thought. Since the race-hustling machine was already in motion and impossible to stop, they and their fellow travellers in the media simply ignore it.

Bill Maher, HBO’s resident crap-flinging monkey, tweeted, “No probable cause in #TrayvonMartin murder? If a dead unarmed teen and an angry racist with a smoking gun is too subtle a clue, what isn't?”

Is Zimmerman a racist? I have no idea (his father and neighbor say no), but I do know Bill Maher has no idea either. But that doesn’t stop progressive Maher from making a definitive statement on the issue. Facts don’t matter in pursuit of the agenda.

Second, policy. Progressives always have hated Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law. This case offered an opportunity to demonize it, and they took it – even though it does not apply to this case. Zimmerman wasn’t “standing his ground;” he was following Martin. Whatever happened when they engaged in their confrontation is a separate matter.

But again, facts don’t matter. The fascist progressives blame the law, almost as much as the shooter, for Martin’s death. Before any investigation is complete, calls for repeal (which were there before the shooting) are getting louder and louder. Mindless media drones and the professionally outraged progressive mob are calling for repeal. Screw facts; they demand action.

Third, politics. The one thing progressives value above all else is political power. They will dance on Trayvon Martin’s grave to keep people divided into the groups and sub-groups they’ve worked so hard to create and manipulate.

Media Matters, a fascistic group of anti-First Amendment progressives whose mission is allegedly to correct conservative bias in the media, has been promoting the Trayvon Martin story. What bias is there in this case? No one, right or left, doesn’t consider this a tragedy. It’s just that some don’t want to call for more blood without an investigation. But when Media Matters is involved, you can bet the Democrat Party is pulling the strings. Enter MSNBC.

MSNBC’s lineup is a who’s who of detestable bigots and professional hatemongers whose only goal in life is to advance the progressive agenda at all costs. Rather than focus on the life of Trayvon or the tragedy of his death, MSNBC had a segment entitled “The GOP agenda that produced ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws.” The dots were laid out so plainly even most of their intelligence-challenged audience could connect them – GOP pushed Stand Your Ground, Stand Your Ground is responsible for Trayvon’s death, therefore the GOP is responsible for Trayvon’s death.

Since many of the uninformed who watch MSNBC need things spelled out for them because they’re too busy trying to figure out why they can’t eat tomato soup with a fork, fill-in host and noted idiot racist Karen Finney went all-in. Mimicking the time progressives blamed Sarah Palin for the tragic Tucson shooting, only to have the insane man behind it be exposed as an anti-war, anti-Bush leftist, Finney blamed Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney for the death of Trayvon.

The only thing more disgusting than Finney knowingly (and believe me, she knows) exploiting the death of a 17-year-old for political purposes, or a “news” organization broadcasting that on their network is knowing of the other deaths and murders they willingly ignore because the victims, the perpetrators or both have the incorrect skin pigment to advance their agenda.

A human life is a human life to everyone – well,, to everyone but progressives. To them, a human life is a tool, a toy, a means by which their anti-liberty, anti-American agenda can be advanced, provided those involved in taking it have the correct type and order of melanin, genitals or any other subdividing characteristics they deem worthy of outrage. The rest? The thousands who don’t fit their mold? They can rot. They can rot just like those who fit the mold in the past, served their purpose and are now forgotten for new pawns.

The death of Trayvon Martin is a tragedy, just as the death of every person who passes in such a matter is a tragedy. How it came to be will be determined in the due course of an honest investigation, not by exploiting a family’s tragedy for votes and ratings.

The only way to give Trayvon justice, for non-progressives still interested in such things, is to let the investigation lead where it goes, not pass the same prejudgment on George Zimmerman progressives accuse him of passing on Trayvon. It’s time for progressives to stop dancing on Trayvon Martin’s grave, to stop dancing on the graves of all the victims they exploit, take off their bigoted blinders and join the rest of society.

They won’t. They can’t. It’s who they are. So it’s up to the rest of us to help them at the ballot box by continually rejecting any and everyone who would seek to abuse victims for political gain. Especially when that trail leads to the White House.


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KEYWORDS: progressives; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 03/25/2012 12:51:44 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The audacity of making this an issue with all of the black on black killings and general criminality of blacks shows we aren’t and never have been dealing with people of good faith, i.e. democrats. They have no ethics or morals. They’re pre-muslims.


2 posted on 03/25/2012 1:03:58 AM PDT by TwoSwords
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To: Kaslin

“The shooting death of a 17-year-old is horrible, whatever the circumstances”

No. Not really.


3 posted on 03/25/2012 1:23:47 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Kaslin

The race pimps will soon regrett having pushed Whites and Hispanics together.

Well written ope ed.

Thank you!


4 posted on 03/25/2012 1:35:59 AM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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To: Kaslin
The media spin is atrocious, and the idiot-in-chief is fanning the flames of race-baiting. When a Muslim American soldier went on a shooting rampage on a U.S. base, Obama demanded that Americans not rush to judgement on the shooter. Imagine that, that shooter went on a cold-blooded shooting rampage that killed innocent unarmed Americans on our soil, and Obama defended him.

But because the shooter in this case has a white Jewish name, is a former altar boy, and the deceased is a black punk, Obama is extremely quick to judge the shooter. This country is going to hell with Obama in the White House.

5 posted on 03/25/2012 1:42:29 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: Kaslin
Has anyone heard of Timothy Johnson? I thought not.
6 posted on 03/25/2012 1:49:00 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Kaslin

I’d like to know how many 17 year-old black kids have been murdered by other black kids (or adults) in the week or so since George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin.

Where is the outrage, the presidential commentary, the Jackson/Shatpton race pimping, the NBPP reward posters, the media hyping and all the rest of this noise for those dead kids? Whose marching for them?


7 posted on 03/25/2012 2:06:09 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion xa)
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To: BigCinBigD

If a 17 year old thug comes after a man who had his back turned, and the man shoots him out of self defense,then it isnt really horrible.
But the answer to the main question is NO


8 posted on 03/25/2012 2:12:49 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Kaslin
A lot of the progressive agenda and their view of conservatives is explained in this New York Times Article.
9 posted on 03/25/2012 2:32:15 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Kaslin

A young man of 17 isn’t a “Kid” or a “child”. Unless things have changed he’s old enough to join our military with parental permission. On his next birthday he’ll be old enough to vote, sign contracts and be subject to adult law.
It’s almost impossible to avoid the story. Most imply that he was chased down and shot in cold blood. I’ve only heard it mentioned twice in passing (on NBC’s Good Morning America) that Zimmerman had a broken nose and an injury to the back of his head.


10 posted on 03/25/2012 3:42:11 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: TwoSwords
The audacity of making this an issue with all of the black on black killings and general criminality of blacks shows we aren’t and never have been dealing with people of good faith

Doing the arithmetic with a 1990's Scientific American article on "stranger murders" (about 25% of murders were then being assigned to perps of "unknown ethnicity" -- which was a dodge big-city crime statisticians were using to avoid admitting that the perps were black), and using the then-current annual murder rate, which was about 25,000 murders per year, I got some interesting answers.

One, examining the breakdown of assailants by race in other violent-crime categories (the magazine was using DoJ/FBI stats), it could be observed that the "unknown" murderers were most probably 90% black.

Two, this being so, it meant that a) 90% of black murder victims were killed by young black men, b) 50% of non-black murder victims (mostly white) were being killed by young black men, amounting to (rounded) 6,000 black-on-white murders per year.

The sum total of all black persons lynched between 1866 and the last one in 1962 was a little over 4700.

So who is the aggrieved party, in the matter of race crime?

Three, the stats mean that half of the black population -- black men -- are responsible for about 75% of all murders annually. If you narrow it down some more, the portion of the black male population that is at large and in the age group responsible for the bulk of the criminality in the black community, is about 1/4 (WAG) of the black population, which is about 12% of the whole country.

So 3% of the People are committing 75% of the murders.

And Zimmermann was out of line seeing that teenaged black athlete, out walking the streets in the middle of the night in a black hoodie, as some kind of threat?

11 posted on 03/25/2012 3:47:12 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

It’s surreal. White guilt is a canard. It’s actually liberal white guilt. Unfortunately, they’ve taken over everything while the white conservatives were busy working at real jobs.


12 posted on 03/25/2012 3:59:35 AM PDT by TwoSwords
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To: Kaslin

Is it just me, or does it look and sound like the progressives / liberals / welfare pimps / New Black Panther Party / etc. are all just hoping there is even a hint of racism here so they can exploit it??? Even if there’s not, they will try to exploit it anyway.

Now, you tell me where the real racism is!!!


13 posted on 03/25/2012 4:07:42 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: Kaslin

They should all go to Chicago where murder is rampant.


14 posted on 03/25/2012 4:24:42 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: FES0844

Constitution...rule of law...innocent until proven guilty. America.


15 posted on 03/25/2012 4:27:53 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: FES0844

Constitution...rule of law...innocent until proven guilty. America.


16 posted on 03/25/2012 4:28:01 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin

How many blacks will die in Chicago this weekend.


17 posted on 03/25/2012 4:37:29 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin
Facts don’t matter in pursuit of the agenda.

Facts don't matter, truth doesn't matter, lives don't matter ... nothing matters but the pursuit of the goal, which is Communism, make no mistake.

18 posted on 03/25/2012 4:50:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does your life need some excitement? Become a Cub Scout leader!)
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To: TwoSwords

NBC Nightly News did many stories on this; in one, the reporter said that the 17-year-old was “gunned down...” Nice. That surely promotes cool heads and clear thinking. /s


19 posted on 03/25/2012 5:03:21 AM PDT by Jerrybob
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To: lentulusgracchus

I noticed that a long time ago.

If the “powers what is” really wanted to fight crime they wouldn’t waste their time with guns and gun owners, they’d draft or intern all the young black males, who, statistically, are far more likely to commit violent crimes than lawful gun-owners.

Of course we can’t really do this, freedom and individual rights must remain paramount, but it does show how absurd Gun Control really is.


20 posted on 03/25/2012 5:18:59 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Jerrybob

The media doesn’t fear the people. That’s got to change.


21 posted on 03/25/2012 5:21:51 AM PDT by TwoSwords
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To: TwoSwords

Neither do the politicians. Both hold the people in contempt. And so long as the sheep are given enough “freebies” they remain pacified and serene. Awaiting the slaughter day.


22 posted on 03/25/2012 5:28:03 AM PDT by sport
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To: muir_redwoods

During the same time....49 people were shot in Chicago. 10 killed including a 6yr. old....silence!


23 posted on 03/25/2012 5:29:22 AM PDT by panthermom (Please Pray for C Co 3-21)
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To: Tax-chick

“...which is Communism, make no mistake...”

Bingo! You win the jackpot!!!!


24 posted on 03/25/2012 5:29:53 AM PDT by Postman (The only handgun we can carry in the PRNJ shoots rubber bands)
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To: Kaslin

Is There Nothing Progressives Won’t Exploit?

Duke Lacrosse, Jena 6, OJ, Rodney King...


25 posted on 03/25/2012 5:32:29 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: TwoSwords

“They have no ethics or morals.”

The true characterization of a visceral, psychotic, adolescent, Pol Pot wannabe Progressive scu&bag.

IMHO


26 posted on 03/25/2012 5:33:43 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley

Scu&mbag. Is that cursing to you? lol. I bow to your restraint. Biblical. I like that. Unfortunately, I cuss like all navies combined and squared w what I’m seeing.

My best.


27 posted on 03/25/2012 5:44:36 AM PDT by TwoSwords
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To: sport

Yes, they’ve failed us. I don’t think most of them meant to. The political game has defaulted back to medieval times. Bloodsport. Too much money involved.


28 posted on 03/25/2012 5:49:01 AM PDT by TwoSwords
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To: TwoSwords

“I bow to your restraint.”

And I salute you sir and hope that we never have to meet behind the barricades.

IMHO


29 posted on 03/25/2012 5:54:12 AM PDT by ripley
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To: TwoSwords

Layoffs and closings are now commonplace in the MSM.
You’d think that would get their attention.


30 posted on 03/25/2012 5:56:26 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: ripley

Since it’s going to happen, I wish we could meet, brother. We both trust in Christ. All that matters.


31 posted on 03/25/2012 5:59:58 AM PDT by TwoSwords
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To: Venturer; All
How many blacks will die in Chicago this weekend

Here's a good place to find out, along with the (often salty) opinion of the actual cops dealing with the casualties:

Second City Cop

32 posted on 03/25/2012 6:00:46 AM PDT by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be abridged)
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To: TigersEye
Has anyone heard of Tyrone Dale David Woodfork? I thought not.

33 posted on 03/25/2012 6:00:46 AM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

They’re scurrying somewhere or else we’d be hearing about it. They couldn’t get the point if you jabbed a pencil in their eye.


34 posted on 03/25/2012 6:06:50 AM PDT by TwoSwords
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To: Kaslin

Best summation I’ve read on the subject! Excellent. BTTT.


35 posted on 03/25/2012 6:12:16 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: Kaslin

It’s going to be a long hot summer.


36 posted on 03/25/2012 6:31:34 AM PDT by John 3_19-21
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To: Postman

I recently read David Horowitz’s autobiography, “Radical Son.” This is going on the very short list of books that shape my perspective on events in a comprehensive way, with Thomas Sowell’s “Knowledge and Decisions” and John Gatto’s “Underground History of American Education.”

Whittaker Chambers’s “Witness” did the same for many readers a generation or so older than I. Horowitz is older than I am, but younger than my parents, and his book describes the events of my lifetime in a unique way.


37 posted on 03/25/2012 6:37:52 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does your life need some excitement? Become a Cub Scout leader!)
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To: Kaslin

I call him “Trayvon Vom Rath”, after Ernst Vom Rath, whose killing was the trigger for Kristallnacht.


38 posted on 03/25/2012 6:39:50 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: roadcat

the media lynching of Zimmerman is going on in Meet the Depressed this morning!!!!


39 posted on 03/25/2012 6:42:33 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: NoLibZone

shot dead for trying to beat a man to death on the ground. tThe correct title for this incident.


40 posted on 03/25/2012 6:55:55 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: NoLibZone

shot dead for trying to beat a man to death on the ground. The correct title for this incident.


41 posted on 03/25/2012 6:55:56 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: Kaslin
Is There Nothing Progressives Won't Exploit?

National Socialists live for these mini-Reichstag moments. It's a measurement of their base.

42 posted on 03/25/2012 7:32:21 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Kaslin
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Zimmerman was on the ground being punched when he shot Trayvon Martin

http://www.examiner.com/charleston-conservative-in-charleston-sc"/zimmerman-was-on-the-ground-being-punched-when-he-shot-trayvon-martin#ixzz1q8gxrihh

43 posted on 03/25/2012 7:45:34 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: greenhornet68

This was a World War II vet who was beaten while his 85 year old wife was sexually assaulted and killed.


44 posted on 03/25/2012 10:31:34 AM PDT by alrea
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To: TwoSwords

“We both trust in Christ. All that matters.”

Well said brother.


45 posted on 03/25/2012 10:34:15 AM PDT by ripley
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To: TwoSwords

“We both trust in Christ. All that matters.”

Well said brother.


46 posted on 03/25/2012 10:34:30 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Jerrybob
NBC Nightly News did many stories on this; in one, the reporter said that the 17-year-old was “gunned down...”

Since Martin was on top of Zimmermann and beating his brains in at the time, perhaps NBC should have said instead that he was "gunned up".

What kind of country is it, where you can't peacefully beat someone's face in without being confronted by Sam Colt's equalization?

47 posted on 03/25/2012 11:08:38 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: JimSEA
A lot of the progressive agenda and their view of conservatives is explained in this New York Times Article.

I'd forgotten, encountering the sheep-pellets of liberalism in the open forum of nightly news, how comprehensively mendacious and creamily evil liberal rhetoric really is, when they're writing for each other. Like Jif peanut butter ...... looks like it, anyway.

48 posted on 03/25/2012 11:21:40 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Tax-chick
nothing matters but the pursuit of the goal, which is Communism, make no mistake.

You are 100% correct.

49 posted on 03/25/2012 5:43:12 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Tax-chick

Horowitz is a very brave and honorable man.

David Kengor has written a revelatory masterpiece called “Dupes” that should also be on your short list.

Enjoy.


50 posted on 03/25/2012 9:01:07 PM PDT by Postman
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