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The Plot to Get Rush.
The American Spectator ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 03/27/2012 11:00:15 AM PDT by true believer forever

It was a set up.

From start to finish.

A quite specific, quite detailed plot to get Rush Limbaugh, ruin his career, and drive him off the air.

Next targets? Sean Hannity and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Lots to cover here.

Let's start with Mr. Angelo Carusone.

Who is Angelo Carusone? Today he is now the "Director of Online Strategy for Media Matters for America."

But a few years back? He was just your basic left-wing law student with a standard left-wing passion. That passion? Totalitarian-style censorship.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brownshirtleft; carusone; censorship; davidbrock; enemedia; fascistleft; fluke; hannity; internalterrorism; jeffreylord; mediamatters; plottogetrush; rush; rushlimbaugh; sandrafluke; sarah; sean; waronrush
No one has the luxury of not reading The American Spectator article. No one.

Here is a post from an earlier thread that dovetails exactly with what is going on currently with Trayvon Martin, and just recently, Sandra Fluke, and the plot against Rush.

Please try to find the time to read the Spectator article. The last line reads: "Only if we fight back."

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"I think the "brains" of the left have come up with a model that's based on military planning. They've predefined a set of pre-planned action packages and, to go with them, predefined "trigger events." They watch the domestic news wires 24/7, and, when a potential "trigger event" occurs, they convene a conference call within a very short time frame and decide whether that event reaches the threshold for one of the action packages. If they decide it does -- and the White House may be involved in the decision -- the packaged plan is put into motion.

I think it's pretty well established that this is what happened in the Limbaugh/Fluke situation. The whole thing, including the calls by local "ordinary citizens" to local radio stations and their local advertisers, was set up in advance. They'd been waiting for Rush to say something that reached the threshold for some time -- years, I think -- and, when he did, their plan was put into action immediately.

~ Steely Tom

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2864410/posts#28

And, finally, it's not too much of a leap to Trayvon Martin. The teen's angelic looks as a youngster probably figured greatly in their choice, as those are the only pictures being shown. He is a great photo/poster boy for their agenda.

1 posted on 03/27/2012 11:00:26 AM PDT by true believer forever
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To: true believer forever

Let me simply say, in my own defense, that I had not read this article before I posted the comments you show above; I didn’t even know there was such an article until just now.


2 posted on 03/27/2012 11:05:27 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: true believer forever

I don’t like the way the pages are set up, so you have to keep clicking for the next page without a lot of text, and advertisements appear.


3 posted on 03/27/2012 11:06:00 AM PDT by Politics4US
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To: true believer forever

Actually, I think this whole thing started with Michael Savage. That is partly what his being banned in Britain was all about. He was just an easier target than Rush. JMHO


4 posted on 03/27/2012 11:08:51 AM PDT by Jean2
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To: true believer forever

I think they really wanted someone to jump on her name and slip up and and drop the “L” with the way the left was pronouncing it and saying it should be pronounced.

I think Fluke should be pronounced like Duke but with and LF. The left insists that it is pronounced like Duck but with and Fl. They hoped Rush, Hannity or someone else would use the left’s favorite profane word and they would try to get them banned for that.

To their chagrin, Rush and others didn’t fall for that trap. Rush called Fluke out for wanting to be paid for sex, and the left then went for a secondary attack.

JMHO


5 posted on 03/27/2012 11:09:59 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Steely Tom
Let me simply say, in my own defense, that I had not read this article before I posted the comments you show above; I didn’t even know there was such an article until just now.

Oh, no, not at all. Your comments were much harder hitting, succinct, and had a military heft to them, which I think made the point very strongly. The story meanders a little, takes a lot of detours, but you post is the perfect complement to it... with a lot more punch.

You have nothing to defend. It never occurred to me you had even read the article - I just think the vision of what is going on is finally becoming a little clearer, and you added to that.

6 posted on 03/27/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever

-—nonetheless, Rush walked right into it and kept on flailing—after the first day even I wondered what was wrong with him to keep dwelling on Fluke-—


7 posted on 03/27/2012 11:14:05 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: true believer forever

A plot that failed very miserably. In fact these stupid plots fail the vast majority of times…


8 posted on 03/27/2012 11:14:54 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Politics4US
I don’t like the way the pages are set up, so you have to keep clicking for the next page without a lot of text, and advertisements appear.

OK. I understand :) I hope you slogged through anyway...

9 posted on 03/27/2012 11:15:02 AM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever
Aparently they didn't use B Wacky strength bleach to clean his records.

They waited 3 weeks to try to shut down Rush, and to scrub records, and let Zmans broken nose and cracked skull heal.

10 posted on 03/27/2012 11:15:22 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little girls murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: jveritas
A plot that failed very miserably. In fact these stupid plots fail the vast majority of times…

Yeah, but they take their toll on the target, stress, money and time. I am glad this article is out there, and there is one other, which is a good summary. I plan to keep them both, and when we have another breakout of this particular kind of rash, I will have something to send to the advertiser or whomever is being targeted..

11 posted on 03/27/2012 11:18:24 AM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever
Long but very interesting read. I was not surprised one bit but the ending is very chilling.

"Is this still America?

Only if we fight back."

12 posted on 03/27/2012 11:22:42 AM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: rellimpank
-—nonetheless, Rush walked right into it and kept on flailing—after the first day even I wondered what was wrong with him to keep dwelling on Fluke-—

Yeah, I know. I think he is so used to this stuff, at first, he just thought it was the usual media kerfuffle... ultimately, I hope it is. I am not sure, like most people, that it is totally over. But then I am a little paranoid... :)

13 posted on 03/27/2012 11:22:51 AM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: ImpBill
Long but very interesting read. I was not surprised one bit but the ending is very chilling.

"Is this still America?

Only if we fight back."

What got me is the historical references he used, he presented very matter of factly, without any of the usual hysteria or hyperbole, and that is what I think you found chilling. There it was in black and white. Is this still America?

It is good to have a clear sense of their blueprint, though. I think that it is immensely important going forth.

14 posted on 03/27/2012 11:25:41 AM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

bonk


15 posted on 03/27/2012 11:25:41 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There is no such thing as "renewable" energy.)
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To: Jean2
Actually, I think this whole thing started with Michael Savage. That is partly what his being banned in Britain was all about. He was just an easier target than Rush. JMHO

All I know about Michael Savage is that he has a live thread here sometimes on Free Republic.

16 posted on 03/27/2012 11:27:27 AM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Politics4US
I don’t like the way the pages are set up, so you have to keep clicking for the next page without a lot of text, and advertisements appear.

Click on the Print link on the first page. You get all the pages, no ads.

17 posted on 03/27/2012 11:30:27 AM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: rawcatslyentist
Aparently they didn't use B Wacky strength bleach to clean his records.

They waited 3 weeks to try to shut down Rush, and to scrub records, and let Zmans broken nose and cracked skull heal.

I imagine, or at least hope, it will all end like the Duke LaCrosse thing... but it is a mess and tragedy for everybody...

18 posted on 03/27/2012 11:35:57 AM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: FreeAtlanta
I think they really wanted someone to jump on her name and slip up and and drop the “L” with the way the left was pronouncing it and saying it should be pronounced.

I think Fluke should be pronounced like Duke but with and LF. The left insists that it is pronounced like Duck but with and Fl. They hoped Rush, Hannity or someone else would use the left’s favorite profane word and they would try to get them banned for that.

To their chagrin, Rush and others didn’t fall for that trap. Rush called Fluke out for wanting to be paid for sex, and the left then went for a secondary attack.

JMHO

Yep, you're right. I remember one day, after this had gotten steam, Rush was absolutely tiptoeing through her name... and kept asking Bo, is that how you say her name before he proceeded...

19 posted on 03/27/2012 11:36:08 AM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever

Another “Get Whitey!” moment brought to you by Leftists everywhere including the Leftists at FR!


20 posted on 03/27/2012 11:38:23 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: rellimpank

Dittos! By Friday I was yelling at the radio: “Okay, we get your point! Knock it off!”

It was such a weird incident. Rush kept harping and harping on this woman’s testimony, until it became not funny and actually a little boring. It was so unlike him.


21 posted on 03/27/2012 11:43:06 AM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: rellimpank
Oh please.... This Sandra Fluke is a slut trying to graduate to prostitution with the taxpayers being the johns.

The only mistake Rush made was to apologize. Maybe he was too gentlemanly to stand by his truthful words.

And those of you who disagree with me -- Fluke you!


Better to be wanted by the police than not wanted at all


The Official Underzog website

22 posted on 03/27/2012 11:45:48 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: true believer forever
"It was a set up."

Well . . . duh!

23 posted on 03/27/2012 11:52:45 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: true believer forever

Implicit in the right to free speech is the right to hear speech that we choose to hear. In the marketplace, the people have declared their desire to hear Rush Limbaugh’s speech.

Media Matters thus becomes the agent of the attempt to stifle free speech. Aren’t there laws against interfering with contractual relationships?


24 posted on 03/27/2012 12:03:38 PM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: true believer forever

The plot failed. Apparently.


25 posted on 03/27/2012 12:04:11 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: lonevoice

ping


26 posted on 03/27/2012 12:05:59 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: true believer forever

Obama was quick to call Sandra Fluke.

When did he call Trayvon’s mom?


27 posted on 03/27/2012 12:11:42 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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To: Politics4US

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/03/27/the-plot-to-get-rush/print

There is usually a one-page print button somewhere.


28 posted on 03/27/2012 12:26:53 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

I am still puzzled by Rush’s behavior in this whole incident. It was as if he wanted to give the left a weapon.

When he pulled this stunt, all of the talk about it gave so many pundits an excuse to ignore the press conference of the Cold Case Posse.

What was he trying to accomplish?


29 posted on 03/27/2012 12:29:30 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: true believer forever

Media Matters needs to lose its tax status.

It’s violating the law.


30 posted on 03/27/2012 12:33:06 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: rellimpank
after the first day even I wondered what was wrong with him to keep dwelling on Fluke-

She is a preppie grad student at an elite university, dating the son of a wealthy lib, traveling to all the great capitals of Europe, who still maintained that she could not afford nine bucks a month for The Pill, and hence we all should be compelled to pay for it for her.

If Rush's program is not about absurdities like THAT then I don't know what is.
31 posted on 03/27/2012 1:29:53 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: true believer forever
It is sad. Poor T barley had any time here.

Lynching Zimmerman wont bring him back or prevent more unfortunate events.

Educating youts that some people have guns, and if you attack them they will SHOOT YOU! So don't attack ANYBODY!

It'd be easier if we just went back to teaching the Bible in school. What's wrong with the Ten Commandments?

What's wrong with Jesus's ONE COMMANDMENT?

We refuse to teach them the TRUTH, and we wonder why they grow up confused!

32 posted on 03/27/2012 2:16:58 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little girls murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: Bigg Red
>"ignore the press conference of the Cold Case Posse.

What was he trying to accomplish?

Trying to bury the fact that the FORGED POSTAL STAMP on his Sel Serv Reg is

a

FELONY


I agree with the boring aspect, the second day I slept through most of it except I kept waking up during the commercials.
The third day he started in and I tuned out.

33 posted on 03/27/2012 2:24:52 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little girls murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: Pride in the USA

Thanks for the ping. A very good (and chilling!) read. If it wasn’t true, I’d say it sounds like a good plot for a novel.


34 posted on 03/27/2012 2:45:41 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: true believer forever
Oh I have found what has been going on in "our" government quite chilling now for quite some time. Hence, my tagline - the part "America ... Where are you now?" It is the refrain from an Anti-Vietnam song by StephenWolf from back in the 60's. It strange how the lyrics can also apply for those of us on the right. If you are interested the name of the song is "Monster" if you care to look it up on the net.

The sad part, from my perspective, is that I hold little if any hope we can get back our Constitutional Republic.

Thanks for the find and posting it once again and God Bless you and yours.

35 posted on 03/27/2012 9:05:39 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: true believer forever
Oh I have found what has been going on in "our" government quite chilling now for quite some time. Hence, my tagline - the part "America ... Where are you now?" It is the refrain from an Anti-Vietnam song by Steffenwolf from back in the 60's. It strange how the lyrics can also apply for those of us on the right. If you are interested the name of the song is "Monster" if you care to look it up on the net.

The sad part, from my perspective, is that I hold little if any hope we can get back our Constitutional Republic.

Thanks for the find and posting it once again and God Bless you and yours.

Here is a link to the lyrics Click Here

36 posted on 03/27/2012 9:12:29 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: Tzimisce
Media Matters needs to lose its tax status.

It’s violating the law.

I think there's an investigation in the works right now, or a lot of calls for one.

37 posted on 03/27/2012 9:20:16 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: ImpBill
Oh I have found what has been going on in "our" government quite chilling now for quite some time. Hence, my tagline - the part "America ... Where are you now?" It is the refrain from an Anti-Vietnam song by Steffenwolf from back in the 60's. It strange how the lyrics can also apply for those of us on the right. If you are interested the name of the song is "Monster" if you care to look it up on the net.

The sad part, from my perspective, is that I hold little if any hope we can get back our Constitutional Republic.

Thanks for the find and posting it once again and God Bless you and yours.

Here is a link to the lyrics Click Here

I checked out the lyrics, and these words jumped out at me:

"The spirit was freedom and justice

And its keepers seemed generous and kind

Its leaders were supposed to serve the country

But now they won't pay it no mind

Cause the people grew fat and got lazy

Now their vote is a meaningless joke

They babble about law and order

But it's all just an echo of what they've been told"

38 posted on 03/27/2012 9:29:53 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever

Jonathan Kay grew up in East Germany, so he probably had a pretty good idea what he saw happening to the US.


39 posted on 03/27/2012 9:32:47 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ImpBill

from memory here:

America, where are you now,
don’t you care about your sons and daughters.
Donchya know, we need you now,
we can’t fight alone against the monster.

Sounds about right.


40 posted on 03/27/2012 9:33:43 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: rawcatslyentist
It is sad. Poor T barley had any time here.

Lynching Zimmerman wont bring him back or prevent more unfortunate events.

Educating youts that some people have guns, and if you attack them they will SHOOT YOU! So don't attack ANYBODY!

It'd be easier if we just went back to teaching the Bible in school. What's wrong with the Ten Commandments?

What's wrong with Jesus's ONE COMMANDMENT?

We refuse to teach them the TRUTH, and we wonder why they grow up confused!

I read this and I thought about it, and all I can say you are absolutely right. We have gone so wrong, all of us.

thanks for a thoughtful response.

41 posted on 03/27/2012 9:46:30 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: rellimpank
-—nonetheless, Rush walked right into it and kept on flailing—after the first day even I wondered what was wrong with him to keep dwelling on Fluke-—

I agree, he walked right into it, in one of his almost-daily efforts to get his name mentioned in the media. But I think afterwards, he wasn't necessarily just dwelling on Fluke, I think he was trying to walk it back, and instead just made it worse, till he finally apologized on Saturday.

42 posted on 03/27/2012 9:50:29 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Carry_Okie
Thanks for the ping.
So when the national media obligingly spins the yarn of Rush versus Innocent College Girl… Commissar Carusone, now amplified by the millions of dollars in leftist Media Matters money and machinery, had but to tweet and… BANG!
Notice, Dear Reader, that “the national media” is central to the leftist project. And notice that I use the singular number for “the national media” even though the noun “media” is theoretically plural. The grammar is correct, however, since I use scare quotes to indicate that, IMHO, “the national media” is not the correct term.
"People of the same trade seldom meet together even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public or some contrivance to raise prices." - Adam Smith
And what is the mechanism by which “people of the journalism trade meet together, and conspire against the public? People of the journalism trade are joined at the hip by the membership of their employers in the Associated Press.

The Associated Press was found to be in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act back in 1945. Back then, of course, the stated mission of the AP - the conservation of scarce telegraphy bandwidth in the nationwide transmission of the news - made the AP seem much “too big to fail.” Now, however, data transmission technology includes lasers, fibre optics, microwave transmission, and satellites. Now, copious bandwidth is available at negligible cost. Now, the only thing between the AP and being sued into oblivion is the fact that the victims of journalism’s “conspiracy against the public” have been disoriented by the seeming multitude of “independent voices” of “the press” all coming at them simultaneously. It is not a diversity of voices, it is one voice - the voice of the AP.

Rush as target of agitprop is the point of the quote I pulled from the article, but there is always a target noticeable in the output of the AP. At present, a hispanic man named George Zimmerman is having his turn in the barrel. Until such time, if ever, as Mr. Zimmerman should be convicted in a court of law, officially George Zimmerman is innocent. But at the present time, Mr. Zimmerman is in hiding, and in fear for his life. The AP promoted that situation, and the journalism notes it without disapproval. As if nothing were more natural and unexceptionable than that a lynch mob should be operating as openly as the KKK ever did.
I want to know why George Zimmerman is not suing the AP, and its membership, for every dime it has.
George Zimmerman should own the AP.

43 posted on 03/28/2012 7:27:57 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: reagandemocrat

The refrain you have from memory is so prophetic. I fear for my kids and grand kids. But all is in God’s hands. I am in the twilight of my life but the grand kids are just getting started. I fear they will never taste the freedoms I enjoyed and fought for. Sad. But we can only do what we can only do. Thanks for the post.


44 posted on 03/28/2012 5:53:21 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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