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Let's put this to bed. We have bigger fish to fry.
April 27, 2012 | 2ndDivisionVet

Posted on 04/27/2012 4:56:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Everyone please send whatever you are able to, whether it is $10, $100 or $1,000+. The DUmmies, Morons, Kos Kiddies and that crew are laughing up their sleeves. Jim may have to make this site members only or allow ads. Better for us to just help with what we can. Maybe you can donate as a memorial for a lost loved one, a servicemember who never made it home or was disabled defending our country. Perhaps you'd like to give to keep free discussion alive and to show them that we're not knuckling under. I'm sure a well thought out or prayerful meditation will lead you to see the need and how you can help. If every registered FReeper and our lurkers would each just help out with a fin or a sawbuck, or better yet a Ben Franklin, we could put this to bed and get on with the conservative cause.


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To: IWONDR; Zman516
There should be no place on a conservative political website for holier-than-thou cliques of wackos whose SOLE PURPOSE for being on the website is to trash the religions of other conservatives.”

Amen to that: and they call themselves Christian.

Yep, I don't understand that at all. I'll sit back and see what happens but I don't expect any changes there.

1,901 posted on 04/28/2012 4:05:13 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: All
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Stop The Madness! Donate to Free Republic.

1,902 posted on 04/28/2012 4:05:51 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: DJ MacWoW; onyx
Kristallnacht

HEIL!!!!!

1,903 posted on 04/28/2012 4:06:50 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson
FWIW, some of the deceased who remain on the list, were prepaid for a year. GitmoSailor is one. His death anniversary is May 17, 2012.

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I miss GitmoSailor. I think of him every FReepathon. I hope he stays on the list forever.

1,904 posted on 04/28/2012 4:07:01 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RedMDer

See #1885


1,905 posted on 04/28/2012 4:07:50 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

I am truly sorry for you. Honestly.


1,906 posted on 04/28/2012 4:09:44 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you. I still hold out a slight hope that in November I am not forced to do something I don’t want to do but in the end, I will try to vote the Marxist Kenyan out of office. My state will probably not choose him, but it could be close.


1,907 posted on 04/28/2012 4:10:45 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
I am truly sorry for you. Honestly.

Don't be. Save it for somebody who needs sympathy.

I'm nice to nice people.

1,908 posted on 04/28/2012 4:13:42 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: grey_whiskers
as though she had received credible bodily threats to her or her family; or maybe it was the rumours of the one-night stand with the U of Michigan basketball player, with promises of further similar tales to be promulgated. Mrs. Whisk. is of the opinion that Palin was literally threatened, in no uncertain terms, in ways she was unprepared to deal with, and decided to fold.

Palin was not threatened out of running for President. This is just the stuff of conspiracy theories used to explain political events that don't fit into the world view of true believers. Does she get threats? All the time. Does near every public official/influential figure? All the time. Does anyone really not run for President because of threats? Pretty much no. Palin is a very determined person when she wants to be, if someone had really tried to strong arm her like that I'd bet Palin would have done just the opposite.

It is far more likely Sarah looked shaken/upset because she knew she was letting down a lot of hard core supporters that had believed all along that she was running for President. She was delivering some very bad news that was going to upset a lot of people, and at the same time confirming the beliefs of all those that said for months that she wasn't running (which only served to cause more hurt for her supporters).

I looked shaken too when, after hiding it for awhile, I finally had to deliver a bad report card to my parents whom were led to believe I was getting good grades. Obviously it is not an easy thing to do.

NO cheers, unfortunately.

Oh well, cheers to you anyway.

1,909 posted on 04/28/2012 4:14:42 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: lonestar

Yes, there are, but there are also lots of people that donate and don’t want their names shown. Just sayin’


1,910 posted on 04/28/2012 4:14:49 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Randy Larsen

I’m glad to hear it, FRiend. It’s been a difficult time for many of us since the autumn of 2008.


1,911 posted on 04/28/2012 4:15:18 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
ATTENTION Perry Supporters:

Please let me take this opportunity to make an apology to everyone on FRee Republic that supported Perry early on. I never said anything like this gay garbage but I was 110% behind Palin. I was convinced that she was going to run. I think that she was planning on it but something happened to her and a couple of others. Cain said his children received death threats. I do not hold it against Palin for not running but her postponing her decision was an unforseen negative. I hope that she runs in 2016... regardless of what happens this time. I do not hold her responsible for mitt.

I was doing what I thought was the correct thing to do at that point in time... keep the field level for Palin. In hindsight... I was wrong in the way I went about it.

I said some things about Perry and immigration that were harsh and probably not completely deserved. I was angry at his “Heartless” statement and that was coming off of Bush's “See you at the signing” taunt. Bush was another man that I supported to the maximum allowed and worked for locally. He let me down badly too.

For anything that I said during the early primary days that was not 100% true about Perry... I am truly sorry. I apologize to all Texans that supported Perry. Some wanted our governor to run for president... we should all give thanks that Barbour decided not to run.

LLS

1,912 posted on 04/28/2012 4:15:21 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: lonestar

Good Grief..lonestar..Give it rest!!


1,913 posted on 04/28/2012 4:15:32 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Resettozero

A month, nothing.

Yearly, it had been $100.


1,914 posted on 04/28/2012 4:15:51 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: lonestar
See #1885
What about it. Did you answer the question? And why are you here? Only to disrupt is my guess. Sheese get a life.
1,915 posted on 04/28/2012 4:16:21 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: WPaCon

That was beautiful! I could never have said it so well, I think you probably are vocalizing what so many FReepers are thinking. Love the site, love what it stands for, still visit, don’t post much anymore. Every point you made is what I’ve thought over the past few months.


1,916 posted on 04/28/2012 4:17:22 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: lonestar

Sure you do.


1,917 posted on 04/28/2012 4:19:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: beandog
LOL   ;-)
1,918 posted on 04/28/2012 4:19:52 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: trisham; Jim Robinson; RedMDer

I see no reason for removing GitmoSailor from the lists. He gave FR countless sums. He was generous to the max and a great patriot and Navy veteran. God bless him and God hold him dear. I will always remember his date of death. He was so very special to all of us on Jim's Team.

RedMDer, please post that ship picture in his remembrance.


1,919 posted on 04/28/2012 4:22:05 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: FReepers; FRiends; All
Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

1,920 posted on 04/28/2012 4:22:15 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: gogogodzilla

I’m going ahead and match your 100 now just because this FReepathon is stalling. See, your posting today has done good for the site.

I might not have done this if not for your outbursts today. Thanks again.


1,921 posted on 04/28/2012 4:22:39 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: lonestar
I still have pity for someone that tries so hard to paint others in a bad light and only succeeds in looking churlish. You have a chip on your shoulder that's so big it has clouded your vision.

I hope the rest of your day is lovely.

1,922 posted on 04/28/2012 4:22:54 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Well, for what it’s worth, thanks.

I still remember you as the one who threatened to get me banned because I pointed out that Palin wasn’t doing anything necessary to run for office. Of course, my response to that attack was to say that all the Palin supporters were acting like acolytes in the church of the G-d-Queen.

I just wish more of her supporters had opened their eyes before it became too late.

We might have had Perry (slim chance, though, with his medication for back surgery making him incoherent in the debates).


1,923 posted on 04/28/2012 4:23:08 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: mojitojoe

We’re talking about names on the list that shouldn’t be.


1,924 posted on 04/28/2012 4:23:58 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: trisham

Amen! Let the healing begin. It saddens me when people are zotted. Maybe some of them will come back and we can find a way to work together on what we can and we would at least have that.

LLS


1,925 posted on 04/28/2012 4:24:39 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

If they do, he might take them up on it.

Nah, I am a great believer in appreciating people who can take a bad situation and make the best of it.

Shows character. No whining and teeth gnashing, just showing you are tough enough to take it. LOL

What else are you going to do but make a small person out of yourself?


1,926 posted on 04/28/2012 4:25:30 PM PDT by dforest
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To: onyx; trisham; Jim Robinson; RedMDer

I certainly think his name should remain as a remembrance. He certainly brightened the ‘thon threads.


1,927 posted on 04/28/2012 4:26:11 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: onyx

He was very special. I was so touched that his family contacted us after he passed away. Such nice people.


1,928 posted on 04/28/2012 4:26:17 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ozarkgirl

I’m glad you agree.

I’m going to ping Jim to it, and see what he says.


1,929 posted on 04/28/2012 4:28:00 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: trisham; RedMDer; y'all

GitmoSailor made every adult family member a Dollar-Day-Donor too.

Their names are on our lists.


1,930 posted on 04/28/2012 4:28:16 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Thanks, LLS.

Appreciate the information.


1,931 posted on 04/28/2012 4:28:40 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LibLieSlayer; LucyT

Thanks for responding to LucyT on this - I’ve been away. Dave Gardner died in 1983. Wikipedia has an informative life and career description EXCEPT for their cheap-shot characterization of him as racist. Of course, that’s the typical left-wing Wiki bias we all know and expect.

Flip Wilson’s “Geraldine” character was inspired by Brother Dave. He was a gentle, funny man and gave me many laughs back in the day as I enjoyed an Ar-Uh-See Cola, Moon Pie and peanuts... /g


1,932 posted on 04/28/2012 4:28:57 PM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: LibLieSlayer

Perhaps. But I will bow to the wisdom of Jim and the Mods with that.


1,933 posted on 04/28/2012 4:29:29 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx; trisham; Jim Robinson; GitmoSailor; BIGLOOK; FReepers; All
Graphic stolen from FReeper BIGLOOK.
In memory of FReeper GitmoSailor
He is missed. Big time.
1,934 posted on 04/28/2012 4:30:41 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: gogogodzilla

I am truly sorry. I like Perry and I think he has been good for Texas and I think that he is not only a good man but a real man. Contrast that with the mangina the gop annointed. Again, I am sorry.

LLS


1,935 posted on 04/28/2012 4:31:34 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: DJ MacWoW
I still have pity for someone that tries so hard to paint others in a bad light ...

If the shoe fits, wear it!

FYI, that is exactly how others see you!

Have a good one yourself.

1,936 posted on 04/28/2012 4:31:34 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: onyx

He was a hero. A mensch. A very kind man.


1,937 posted on 04/28/2012 4:31:41 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx

I hope it looks ok. It looks blurry to me. If you get my drift. :)


1,938 posted on 04/28/2012 4:32:22 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: dirtboy
Puh-leeze, CW had no problem using FR to also attack GOP candidates not named Perry. If you play that kind of hardball, you have to expect the same in return.

Got that right, on both counts!

1,939 posted on 04/28/2012 4:33:53 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: Longbow1969

Do you have proof that would stand up in court that she wasn’t?


1,940 posted on 04/28/2012 4:34:17 PM PDT by sport
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim, I don't remember ever pinging you before, but I wish I would have pinged you to my original comment on this thread. Respectfully, here is what I said if you are interested:

Ok, since this thread has come to be what it is, I’ll add my two cents.

First, I’ll say that this is still one of the best sites on the web. When I first started becoming interested in politics, this site was immeasurably helpful in getting me acquainted with the current political situation. For that, I will be forever grateful, so know that, when I make my following points, I still really like this site, despite its flaws. Here’s a observations:

1) No one here is disputing Jim Robinson’s right to run his site however he wants. We know that we can stop visiting this site or post somewhere else. We’re just dismayed that the greatest conservative forum on the web is collapsing. Sure, we can go somewhere else if we don’t like it, but it’s senseless to just let this site die for silly reasons.

2) The lack of posters is hurting more than just freepathons. With less people, this site is not the great news aggregator that it once was. Going here used to be one stop shopping for news and commentary. Now, the site can no longer fulfill that role, and there’s less of a reason to visit the site because of it. It’s sad to see how little activity this site has now, and the place seems to be a shell of its former self.

3) The lack of posters also means less posting and commentary on each thread. It’s sad to see the site being half dead. When I read the older threads, I am in awe of how intelligent the discussion is.

4) There are a few things that have made the posters on this site lose much of their credibility in my mind. One is the treatment of Newt Gingrich. If you read some older threads, you can see that only a year or so ago, he was widely reviled as a RINO here. Now, all of a sudden, he has become almost above reproach. Both positions are too extreme, but this site seems really dumb when it flip-flops on someone like that.

5) The Palin cult of personality was obnoxious. I like her as a person, but this site seemed out of touch with reality when, in 2010, people were acting like it was a shoe-in that she would be president in 2013.

6) The anti-Mormon junk is obnoxious. It’s one thing to allow Mormonism to be deservedly criticized, but it’s another thing to make anti-Mormonism a semi-official site policy. There is a reason why public figures won’t touch this site with a ten foot pole, and the condoned anti-Mormonism by people like Colofornian and Elsie is a large part of that reason. You can have a site dedicated to trashing Mormons or a site where mainstream public figures like Tony Snow post, but not both. I sure as Hell would prefer having the latter.

7) The anti-Catholicism on this site is also obnoxious. It’s not as obvious as the anti-Mormonism, but it is noticeable in the way the religion forum is moderated. There is no reason posters like presently no screen name and Quix should be allowed to post the way they do. However, most of this has subsided due to the fact that, because of the decrease in site activity, the religion forum is half-dead.

8) On the topic of Mitt Romney: I’d like it if the site allowed people to support or not support Romney equally. We all know that Romney is bad, but this is a question of strategy not principles. Either position should be acceptable.

9) As has been noted on this thread before, the whole viking kitties celebrating a zot thing has become ridiculous. Unless it’s a genuine troll, there is no reason to childishly celebrate the zotting of a freeper.

10) The suck-ups on this site are also obnoxious. I have no idea why grown adults feel the need to score brownie points by sucking up to Jim Robinson. We can all like Jim Rob, but we don’t need to worship him or suck up to him like he’s a dictator or we’re teachers’ pets.

So, although I love this site, it has some avoidable problems that are leading to its fundraising problems. If this post leads to a zot, so be it, but due to where this site has been headed, I’m going to take a break from posting for a while and maybe forever. I’ll still lurk and I may respond to comments on this post, but aside from that, I’ll be gone for a while. It was nice while it lasted guys.

1,941 posted on 04/28/2012 4:35:30 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: lonestar
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1,942 posted on 04/28/2012 4:35:30 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: lonestar

Having fun on this Saturday night? You seem to love the attention.


1,943 posted on 04/28/2012 4:36:42 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RedMDer; Jim Robinson; GitmoSailor; trisham; DJ MacWoW; The Cajun; BIGLOOK; y'all; FReepers
Thank you very much, RedMDer.

"...................All Hands On Deck.................."


God love and hold him dear!
1,944 posted on 04/28/2012 4:36:42 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Apology accepted.

Perry should have waited 'til he got over his back surgery before entering the race. He crashed and burned but that wasn't caused by anything said on FR...we know that.

Everything happens for a reason...

He isn't and never was part of the GOPe---those were the accusations that made me angry because those making them were clueless.

Cheers!

1,945 posted on 04/28/2012 4:38:53 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: onyx; RedMDer

Amen.


1,946 posted on 04/28/2012 4:39:14 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: tarheelswamprat; LucyT

“Now Missuh Junior... he wuz kilt outright... but Miss Baby... she was alright until they tried to turn her head around”. “Chuck was cool man... he had one of them leather aviator caps and he grew them sideburns like Elvis. Well he’d pull them sideburns out the slits in them straps and let ‘em blow in the breeze”. “He had zippers up his sleeves and zippers up his back... and a tatoo on his arm that said, “Mammy you the most”. Another favorite, “Et Tu Brutus”? “Naw man... I ain’t et nuthin’.” Loved Brother Dave!

LLS


1,947 posted on 04/28/2012 4:42:24 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: WPaCon

I’m Roman Catholic and have no problem at all with this site. In fact, it is the one place that I can go and feel welcome.


1,948 posted on 04/28/2012 4:42:32 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: trisham

Oh absolutley.

LLS


1,949 posted on 04/28/2012 4:44:00 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: RedMDer

The anti-Catholicism is more subtle in the way it’s condoned.

I wouldn’t be surprised if you missed it.


1,950 posted on 04/28/2012 4:45:08 PM PDT by WPaCon
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