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Cynthia McKinney back and running for her old congressional seat
AJC ^ | 04.23.2012 | Jeffry Scott

Posted on 04/23/2012 7:57:57 AM PDT by Prov1322

Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is preparing to run for her old 4th Congressional district seat on the Green Party ticket.

Andy Manis, AP Cynthia McKinney, a former congresswoman, ran for president as the Green Party candidate in 2008.

McKinney was defeated by 4th district incumbent Hank Johnson in 2006 after serving six terms in Congress and has kept a low profile since returning to Atlanta from the San Francisco area where she moved in 2007.

Since February she has made a few public appearances in her old district but stayed low key with her plans. She filed paperwork April 2 with the Federal Elections Commission declaring her intention to run.

Tracked down at her mother’s home Thursday by a reporter from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, McKinney declined to comment and ordered the reporter off the property.

Last week she was recruiting volunteers to collect the 18,860 signatures of registered voters she’ll need by August 6 to get on the newly redrawn 4th district ballot, according the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.

A lightning-rod political figure, McKinney, 55, was defeated in 2006 by Johnson after a much-publicized run-in with a U.S. Capitol police officer and her accusations that the Bush administration may have known beforehand about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

In 2008 she won the Green Party nomination and ran for president. McKinney and running mate Rosa Clemente were on the ballot in 31 states, but not Georgia.

The party had hoped with McKinney's name recognition to get at least 5% of the vote so the party would automatically be on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states. She got less than 1 percent of the vote.

In the summer of 2009, McKinney made international news for her involvement in the Free Gaza Movement, during which she was detained after a ship she was aboard carrying humanitarian supplies was stopped by the Israeli Navy for allegedly running a blockade.

Back in Atlanta, McKinney’s associates in the Green Party – which she joined in 2007 after quitting the Democratic Party – have closed ranks in support.

Her former Green Party campaign manager, Hugh Esco, said Wednesday he could not confirm McKinney plans to run, as first reported by the Atlanta Progressive News. “I would call that report a wild rumor,” said Esco.

Frank Redding, a friend of McKinney’s late father, former state legislator Billy McKinney, who has known Cynthia since childhood, said Thursday he’s not surprised to hear she’s back in her old district and making the rounds for a political rebirth.

“She’s been around and been more visible and I believe she’s going to make a run, though I’ve not had a personal conversation with her,” said Redding. “But anywhere she runs in South Dekalb County she’s going to be viable.”

The new District 4 contains about two-thirds of DeKalb County including the cities of Stone Mountain and Scottdale, and portions of Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale counties.

Other former supporters question whether McKinney has the resources or enough remaining clout and presence in the district she left six years ago to get the signatures needed to get on the ballot.

“That’s going to be the real challenge for her,” said John Evans, who handled McKinney’s last congressional campaign, in 2006.

Jan Selman, a Decatur political consultant and former McKinney supporter who backed Hank Johnson in 2006, said she still supports Johnson, and doubts most voters will "get off the rail" and vote Green Party, no matter the candidate.

She said she would never underestimate McKinney. "She's a very determined person," said Selman. “But we need someone in the 4th district with tenure. Hank’s been in there three terms. I can’t see that changing right now.”


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1 posted on 04/23/2012 7:58:02 AM PDT by Prov1322
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To: Prov1322

This woman is a cuckoo nut.

She’s angry and not very bright.

Wonderful combination of traits.


2 posted on 04/23/2012 8:00:39 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Prov1322

Can’t this dippy-doo get a job somewhere? Doesn’t someone need her laundry folded? Doesn’t someone need his house haunted?

All I want to know is what she does with that thing on her head when she goes to bed.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 8:00:46 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Prov1322

Get a real job.

SnakeDoc

4 posted on 04/23/2012 8:02:34 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Prov1322

5 posted on 04/23/2012 8:03:35 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? You're really that dense? Really?)
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To: Prov1322

“Mental Deficient Runs Again! DNC Moron Alert”


6 posted on 04/23/2012 8:04:09 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Prov1322

Elections are all about popularity first and experience last.


7 posted on 04/23/2012 8:05:23 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Prov1322
McKinney was defeated by 4th district incumbent Hank Johnson in 2006

I hope that Hank Johnson is the dumbest guy in Congress. I'd hate to think that there are some who are even dumber.

Won't Guam tip over?

8 posted on 04/23/2012 8:06:13 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Prov1322

So this district had this loon and then Hank “Guam” Johnson. Just wow.....pathetic.


9 posted on 04/23/2012 8:07:40 AM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: Prov1322

10 posted on 04/23/2012 8:07:58 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Prov1322

11 posted on 04/23/2012 8:08:37 AM PDT by tomkat (let's NEWTer the bastards !)
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To: RexBeach
She’s angry and not very bright.

As are most of the voters in her old district. Considering the moronic racist Hank Johnson (Guam tipping over) replaced her and is an improvement, I actually think she has a reasonable chance of getting the seat back. She's a white hating, industry hating, government loving, socialist who feels that every black is entitled to be supported by whites. This attitude is very prevalent in her former district which was specially gerrymandered to ensure that the representative from there would always be black.

12 posted on 04/23/2012 8:10:04 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: day10

13 posted on 04/23/2012 8:10:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: All
Those of you not in the ATL area may not remember who Hank Johnson is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg

His congressional questioning of Admiral Willard about his concern that Guam would "...tip over and capsize..." with the addition of more US Marines.

14 posted on 04/23/2012 8:10:20 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: RexBeach
This woman is a cuckoo nut. She’s angry and not very bright. Wonderful combination of traits

Can you say -- Maxine Waters?

15 posted on 04/23/2012 8:10:46 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: Maceman
I'd hate to think that there are some who are even dumber.

I give you Shiela Jackson Lee (D - of course, texas) who thinks that the Apollo mission put men on Mars.

16 posted on 04/23/2012 8:13:03 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Maceman

Actually, he wasn’t just worried about Guam tipping over, he was worried about it capsizing.

I think those are both valid concerns... if your IQ is less than that of a freshly butchered chicken.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 8:14:17 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: RexBeach

She’s running against the idiot who was afraid that too many Marines on Guam might cause it to tip over in the ocean.

What kind of people live in the CD?


18 posted on 04/23/2012 8:14:21 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Prov1322

“Tracked down at her mother’s home Thursday by a reporter from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, McKinney declined to comment and ordered the reporter off the property.”


Wow. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. The AJC is the biggest liberal rag you could ever find. No matter - they will just back the democrat in the race.


19 posted on 04/23/2012 8:14:43 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: freedomlover
Wow. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. The AJC is the biggest liberal rag you could ever find. No matter - they will just back the democrat in the race.

Believe me...the AJC will be "tore-up" (as they say here) on which of these Looney Tunes to back, support and carry to the election.

20 posted on 04/23/2012 8:18:54 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Prov1322
MORONIC/COMIMIC LIBERAL ALERT!

21 posted on 04/23/2012 8:19:10 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: Prov1322

“The party had hoped with McKinney’s name recognition to get at least 5% of the vote so the party would automatically be on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states. “

How desperate are you and poor your discernment when someone says... YES with Mckinney we will have the name recognition to win!


22 posted on 04/23/2012 8:20:05 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: RexBeach

I can think of 3 female bigots in congress right now that are angry and not bright at all.

One in Texas, California and Florida. I don’t think America can handle another one. Especially another Anti-America socialist.


23 posted on 04/23/2012 8:20:24 AM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: Prov1322

The socialist / communist is everywhere in north america... yet few realize how easy they are to defeat, and how easily they could be relegated into the shadows and closets where they belong... How, you ask, can this be done?...

Allen West has just released a list of over 80 people in the house and senate that are card carrying communists...

take this list, and match it with the district that this commie was elected from...

Commit to spending NO money, that is, not a damn dime in this district, or to any business located in this district..

Now, here is where it gets hard.. most, if not all, professional sports teams are located in communist districts...

I am not asking you to quit supporting your local team, just stop spending money in the district that they are located in... this includes parking lots, bars, restaurants, souvenier stands, food carts, or anything located in the communist district..

You see, commies need cash just like any other organization in the United States of America..

Starve the communists... starve the socialists ( yes, this includes romney, bohner, sontorum, the bushes, the clintons and anyone else who is the enemy )....

If you wish to defeat the communist / socialist empire, it is easy.... just say NO..


24 posted on 04/23/2012 8:22:21 AM PDT by joe fonebone (If you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are still voting for evil.)
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To: Prov1322
The sad fact is there is a whole congressional district of Cynthia McKinneys!
25 posted on 04/23/2012 8:22:53 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
What kind of people live in the CD?

Class IQ
Georgia, 4th Congressional District Below 20
Severe mental retardation 20–34
Moderate mental retardation 35–49
Mild mental retardation 50–69
Borderline intellectual functioning 70–84

--source, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_retardation#IQ_below_70

26 posted on 04/23/2012 8:25:36 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: RexBeach

You know you’re not the sharpest knife in the drawer when a person like Hank “Guam will capsize” Johnson is a mental giant compared to you. But please, Crazee Cindy—go right ahead and prove your irrelevance once and for all.


27 posted on 04/23/2012 8:28:16 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: RexBeach
Doesn't that describe most hard-core leftists though?

This woman is a cuckoo nut.

She’s angry and not very bright.

Wonderful combination of traits.

28 posted on 04/23/2012 8:30:26 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: PGR88

LOL!!!


29 posted on 04/23/2012 8:32:18 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: from occupied ga
She’s angry and not very bright. As are most of the voters in her old district. Considering the moronic racist Hank Johnson (Guam tipping over) replaced her and is an improvement, I actually think she has a reasonable chance of getting the seat back. She's a white hating, industry hating, government loving, socialist who feels that every black is entitled to be supported by whites. This attitude is very prevalent in her former district which was specially gerrymandered to ensure that the representative from there would always be black

This is so true, and I know because I live in the 4th here in GA. They grabbed the north section of DeKalb County where I live back when the Democrats controlled the state legislature, and the GOP hasn't been able to redraw the district thanks to the racists who keep bringing up the archaic Voting Rights Act here. Luckily the larger areas here are starting to incorporate as cities, and within the next 4 years they will have the chance to finally separate north DeKalb from the 4th. The news that McKinney is running on the Green Party ticket is a good thing, we've been hoping for it actually. The racists idiots that make up the southern half of this county still like her, and it could possibly split the vote enough to allow the GOP to take the 4th. It's a long shot, but it's possible. 12 years ago a black GOP female candidate came within 6 points of McKinney. I will praise the day when the McKinneys and Hank Johnson's of the world aren't representing my district.

30 posted on 04/23/2012 8:32:24 AM PDT by GOP_Muzik (If all the world's a stage then I want different lighting)
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To: Maceman
"I'd hate to think that there are some who are even dumber"
the only real cue is... they're (RAT/RINO) LIBERAL.

31 posted on 04/23/2012 8:33:48 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...Brazilian saying: $ame $h!t, W!th D!fferent Fl!e$. :^)
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To: Maceman

Sheila Jackson Lee has taken over for Cynthia McKinney in the cuckoo department.

Crazy Sheila Jackson Lee says Zimmerman broke his own nose.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2865780/posts

Sheila Jackson Lee: The Race Card Hits Its Debt Limit http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2817951/posts

Sheila Jackson Lee Actually Compares Bush Tax Cuts to Iranian Hostage Crisis
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2817951/posts

Sheila Jackson Lee wants DOJ to monitor tea partiers at polls
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2617217/posts

Sheila Jackson Lee: “Today we have two Vietnams, side by side”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2553636/posts

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Calls Staffer ‘You Stupid Mother-f*****’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2682504/posts

Sheila Jackson Lee Tells CNN that Video of Her Using Cell Phone (at Townhall) “May Have Been Doctored” - Video
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2315403/posts

Deep Thoughts: Sheila Jackson Lee Quotes Sheila Jackson Lee
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/deep-thoughts-sheila-jackson-lee-quotes-sheila-jackson-lee/

Sheila Jackson Lee on Chinese Health Care
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2660026/posts

Sheila Jackson Lee: Health Care Law Repeal Unconstitutional Based on 5th and 14th Amendments
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2659819/posts

Sheila Jackson Lee asks about ‘Christian militants’ during anti-Muslim hearing
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2735243/posts

(QUEEN Sheila) Jackson Lee welcomes Obama’s move to bypass Senate Republicans
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2829772/posts


32 posted on 04/23/2012 8:34:55 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: Prov1322

Thank God.
I thought we lost our village idiot.


33 posted on 04/23/2012 8:34:55 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Prov1322

She could stage an IQ contest between herself and Joe Biden. I’d pay to see that!!


34 posted on 04/23/2012 8:35:31 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

A product of the pubic....er....public education system?


35 posted on 04/23/2012 8:35:52 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Prov1322

36 posted on 04/23/2012 8:36:26 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: Prov1322

37 posted on 04/23/2012 8:36:49 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Prov1322

What drugs is that fool on?

Gads, the era of Idiocracy is already here!


38 posted on 04/23/2012 8:40:52 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Prov1322

...McKinney was defeated by 4th district incumbent Hank Johnson in 2006...”

Would this be the same Hank Johnson who was worried that too many Marines would tip Guam over???

Way to go 4th District voters...you replaced a shrieking lunatic with a complete idiot.

Yeah, there’s some REAL intellectual statesmanship there, baby....


39 posted on 04/23/2012 8:45:01 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Prov1322

She has to run. There won’t be any more Qaddafi money.


40 posted on 04/23/2012 8:54:58 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Prov1322
It shouldn't take 40 posts (amusing as they were) to note a very capable GA-4 GOP candidate in Chris Vaughn needs the help of every FReeper.

If Buh-wheat polls 25% or more, Chris could win.

41 posted on 04/23/2012 8:56:38 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: bossmechanic; All
"G**d G*d...I thought we lost our village idiot."
Don't worry; we still have the National Idiot...
Pres__ent "I'd rather play golf/take a vacation" O'Bozo.

42 posted on 04/23/2012 8:58:14 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...Brazilian saying: $ame $h!t, W!th D!fferent Fl!e$. :^)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
What kind of people live in the CD?


43 posted on 04/23/2012 9:02:42 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: JimSEA
mathematically speaking
{null set} = {null set}
{0} = {0}

44 posted on 04/23/2012 9:03:32 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...Brazilian saying: $ame $h!t, W!th D!fferent Fl!e$. :^)
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To: OCCASparky

If Cynthia McKinney is elected, she shouldn’t be seated.

It was Cynthia, you’ll remember, who punched a congressional security guard who attempted to stop her because she lacked the requisite lapel ID, and she was furious that the guard did not recognize her royal highness.

It was Cynthia, too, who said, “A complete investigation might reveal” that “President Bush or members of his administration have personally profited from the attacks of 9-11.”

Every decent member of Congress should vote not to seat this unworthy jerk.


45 posted on 04/23/2012 9:04:21 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

"I got a solution, you're a d--k, South Carolina, what's up?"

46 posted on 04/23/2012 9:05:52 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Prov1322
That broad is herpes. She will never away.
47 posted on 04/23/2012 9:07:58 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: RexBeach
This woman is a cuckoo nut. She’s angry and not very bright. Wonderful combination of traits.

Be right at home in congress with the rest of the room-temp IQ idiots!!

48 posted on 04/23/2012 9:08:48 AM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Prov1322
McKinney is not just crazy but dangerous..Cynthia McKinney has a strange relationship with reality..
49 posted on 04/23/2012 9:28:49 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: RexBeach

I think that’s the problem with the whole administration. Not very bright, poorly educated, but mean brother, mean.


50 posted on 04/23/2012 9:28:51 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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