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How do you solve a problem like Sarah? Romney misses out in stand-off with loose cannon diva
The London Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2012 | Daniel Bates

Posted on 07/16/2012 1:40:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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To: rawcatslyentist

I don’t think anybody on FR believes the puppet show. I’ve heard a lot of people say they would vote for a worm before they would vote for Obama, and that Romney just barely meets that standard of acceptability.


51 posted on 07/16/2012 2:54:36 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: presently no screen name

Amen.


52 posted on 07/16/2012 2:55:30 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: svcw

When she talks about the “nominee”, she very rarely even mentions Romney’s name, and seems to gag a little if she does have to say his name.

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A lot of us feel that way.


53 posted on 07/16/2012 2:57:07 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Her 2008 vice presidential speech was a highlight of John McCain’s campaign, but also proved to to be the moment that she began to outshine him.

Romney is afraid of a repeat performance.

When will the masses finally realize that they do not select the candidates? They only participate in the motions to make the final selection palatable and to trumpet to the world about our republic of the people, by the people and for the people along with free elections. Yeah, free elections for candidates chosen by the unseen, especially within the two major parties. No criminal family, political or otherwise is going to allow outsiders to get involved in family business!!!

54 posted on 07/16/2012 2:57:07 PM PDT by varon (Sleep sound, the Patriots stand watch)
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To: svcw

I understand what you are saying. And she is the only prominent conservative who has not formally endorsed Romney.

But she has said some good things about the guy. Two weeks ago she said that she “wouldn’t blink” when voting for him. She also said that she is confident that he will “surround himself with conservatives.”

In honesty, it sounds like she is resigned to voting for Romney and voting against Obama.


55 posted on 07/16/2012 2:58:21 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: presently no screen name
I am keeping my hands clean and NOT bringing evil on AMERICA.

So what exactly WILL you be bringing to America? By your clean hands?

Even if you refuse to decide, you still have made a choice.

56 posted on 07/16/2012 2:59:44 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: presently no screen name

When one is solid, no devil in hell can make them move!

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Agreed. The “Christians” who are caving and voting for Romney are like those Christians who renounced Christ easily in the face of persecution. They are selling their soul for political expediency rather than standing on the Rock of Ages.


57 posted on 07/16/2012 3:02:39 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: reaganaut

I never thought I would EVER in my life vote republican for president, but I made my one & only huge vote mistake 4 years ago & I WON’T do that again!

I may not like Romney much, but I despise Obama, so I see no other choice. Voting for a third party candidate will not, at least as of now, hurt Obama. It WOULD hurt Romney.


58 posted on 07/16/2012 3:05:22 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: presently no screen name

unless citizens in mass storm the powers that be and say NO ROMNEY!!


They may yet. Somewhere between day 2 and 6 month into a Romney Admin.
If he strays to far from the center I believe conservatives will en masse say no more.
Otherwise, its going to be another lousy decade.


59 posted on 07/16/2012 3:06:14 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: leaning conservative

I despise both of them equally. I know members of Romney’s family who hate the man and know him to by a lying liberal and won’t vote for him.

I will not stand before God and try to justify why I voted for Mitt Romney, either on political (easy to research) or religious grounds (I used to be a member of his religion - I know the oaths he has taken and how they control their members).

The Republican party has moved to the left so far that there is no room for real conservatives in it anymore and they don’t want us. So be it, it will be on their heads.


60 posted on 07/16/2012 3:09:04 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: reaganaut

Exactly! When their back is against the wall, they will see what is stronger ‘in them’ - is it the faith they speak of? NOPE. They crumble like a cheap suitcase. The early Christians wouldn’t bow to evil even when their life was threatened.


61 posted on 07/16/2012 3:10:27 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“She is the Tea Party diva who lit up the 2008 Presidential campaign. “

Tea Party and diva don’t belong in the same sentence. And Mittens can KMA.


62 posted on 07/16/2012 3:11:47 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: DTogo
No, you pick Allen West as your running mate and let him hit the campaign trail with Sarah to shore up your "Right" flank.

That's correctomundo, Fonzie! That would be smart politics. Putting her in the VP spot, again, is the solution, though...not yet. That could be sure death threat. Not from us, of course, but media-wise. Just the same that she attracted us to voting for McCain, this combination would attract us to vote for him (well...most of us). The right has mostly voted R and a large (if not the largest) portion of the right support Sarah Palin. Even if he's not a SP fan, if he is interested in shoring up votes, he should at least bring her to the convention and support a conservative base.
I don't think either is going to happen, tho.

63 posted on 07/16/2012 3:12:17 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The result is that the Republican presidential candidate is left without the endorsement of a woman who can energise his base in a way he can only dream of.”

And if one votes for someone just because of an endorsement, I would question that person’s ability to think for themself.


64 posted on 07/16/2012 3:18:58 PM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: reaganaut; presently no screen name; Jim Robinson

Agreed. The “Christians” who are caving and voting for Romney are like those Christians who renounced Christ easily in the face of persecution. They are selling their soul for political expediency rather than standing on the Rock of Ages.


I certainly hope you’re not insinuating that voting for Romney is on the same level as renouncing Christ.


65 posted on 07/16/2012 3:20:02 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (http://www.honorflight.org)
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To: Leep

No they won’t - they already proved they are chicken sh!!.

Stray from the center? LOL! When was he in the center? What has he ever done FOR AMERICA. All his accomplishments were AGAINST what America stands for.

SAME SEX MARRIAGE - 1st in the country.
PRO ABORTION
LIBERAL JUDGES
BIG GOVERNMENT
Socialistic healthcare - 1st in the country
TAX TAX TAX/FEES, fees, fees.
Employment - MA was 47th in the nation under his admin.

Where is ‘in the center’ with that - that is FAR FAR LEFT!


66 posted on 07/16/2012 3:20:27 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Brookhaven
I honestly don’t understand why it’s an issue at all.

Then you don't understand Conservatives and how we're tired of being dumped on by the GOP-E.

67 posted on 07/16/2012 3:23:50 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Spirit of Liberty
voting for Romney is on the same level as renouncing Christ.

That is for you to decide - it's your vote. If you want a cult leader by all means go for it, at least you know what you are voting/supporting.

68 posted on 07/16/2012 3:24:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Bruinator

I wouldn’t vote for Romney just because Sarah Palin (or anyone else, for that matter) endorsed him. I will only vote for him because a second term for Barack Hussein Obama, unshackled and with nothing to lose, is unthinkable. I’m guessing that most Germans in 1946 wished that they could go back to the 1930’s and do things differently, don’t you? And in 2013, conservatives, Tea Partiers and the like will be the Jews in 1943.


69 posted on 07/16/2012 3:25:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Bruinator

Well Romney questions voters ability to think for themselves with all his groveling for support from other politicians - and some conservatives politicians believing they will sway them and it worked.


70 posted on 07/16/2012 3:29:05 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Spirit of Liberty; presently no screen name; Jim Robinson

That is for you to decide. But if those that will cave on their principles so easily to support a candidate who violates CORE Conservative beliefs (abortion, gay marriage, etc) strike me as the kind of people who would renounce Christ in the face of persecution - which, if you go back to my post, is what I said. It is called an analogy.

And thanks for Pinging the Boss, I know nothing would make JR vote for Mittens - he has said so time and time again.


71 posted on 07/16/2012 3:30:16 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: Spirit of Liberty

Well, if it’s not, please review Romney’s godless liberal/progressive, statist, socialist, big government, gun-grabbing, fee-hiking, homosexualist, baby murdering record, then explain how it is Christ-like (if you are suggesting such).


72 posted on 07/16/2012 3:31:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Spirit of Liberty; presently no screen name; Jim Robinson

Oh by the way SOL, are you a retread or just a n00b?

Most n00bs aren’t so easy with the pings to JR.


73 posted on 07/16/2012 3:31:40 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: presently no screen name

That is for you to decide

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I used the exact same wording in my response before I saw yours. GMTA!


74 posted on 07/16/2012 3:34:50 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Spirit of Liberty; presently no screen name

Thank you, Jim. You are correct there is nothing Christ-like in Romney’s beliefs or record.


75 posted on 07/16/2012 3:39:28 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: Brookhaven

Beg Pardon? That’s a pretty dumb comparison. Remember Ronald Reagan was a “media Commentator”—on the radio-for the years he was out of office. If Fox has existed, he would have been on TV.


76 posted on 07/16/2012 3:42:20 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: humblegunner
I will not participate in bringing evil on America! That is what I will do for America. Those who do own it.

I supported and voted for NEWT, America runs through his veins. But voters didn't want a patriot who was the only one with the credentials to be president but some smooth lying politician.

You betcha I made a choice - not to vote for evil.

So what exactly WILL you be bringing to America?

NOW tell me what is your boy - who wants to lead America - BROUGHT TO AMERICA??

77 posted on 07/16/2012 3:43:29 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: freeangel
“..she very rarely even mentions Romney’s name, and seems to gag a little if she does have to say his name.”

She does not "gag" when she says his name. She does however "gag" when she mentions obama. Sorry for those that are disappointed but, it is time to circle the wagons and defeat obama. Stop trashing Romney it is only helping the little socialist dictator in office.

78 posted on 07/16/2012 3:44:01 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't think he'll pick Palin as a running mate. Despite what an excellent choice she would be otherwise, it would tie him back to the failed McCain campaign. Perception is currency at these things.

That said, they shouldn't try to alienate Palin for the simple reason that she will be everywhere! The media will swarm about her like annoying gnats around honey.

If Romney wants any chance at reining her in and keeping her "on message" (his message, whatever that will turn out to be), he needs to keep her close, not push her away.

I'm looking forward to her interviews and commentary.

79 posted on 07/16/2012 3:48:17 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: reaganaut
GMTA!

Godly minds! :)

80 posted on 07/16/2012 3:50:01 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Irish Eyes
Stop trashing Romney

Romney trashed himself with his LIBERALISM and then wanting support from those who will NEVER vote for a liberal!

Obama and his little clan know more about him than anyone - and things his supporters refuse to know.

81 posted on 07/16/2012 3:55:31 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
I will not participate in bringing evil on America!

Huzzah for you. What is your previous voting history?

I supported and voted for NEWT, America runs through his veins.

I was not afforded that choice. He had dropped out when the primaries came to Texas.

But voters didn't want a patriot who was the only one

Whatever. It was a bunch of little yankee liberal states made that choice.
Not me.

You betcha I made a choice - not to vote for evil.

Yeah. That matters in some primaries. Now you get to choose from the smaller menu.

NOW tell me what is your boy - who wants to lead America - BROUGHT TO AMERICA??

Now see, here is where you lose all coherency.

Romney ain't my boy. I'm a bigot who makes fun of his underpants.

We've been over this before, try to pay attention.
Opposition to Obama does not equal Romney support.

Now you go ahead and froth and spew and get all Pentecostal,
but the fact is we have a menu. If you refuse to order from it
then I really don't want to hear you crying bout what shows up at the table.

82 posted on 07/16/2012 3:57:49 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: reaganaut; Spirit of Liberty

And for what reason did he even ping Jim? LOL! I agree, a retread.


83 posted on 07/16/2012 4:00:00 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: reaganaut

I agree. Her endorsement would make no difference. Those not voting for him would not change their minds if Palin endorsed him.


84 posted on 07/16/2012 4:01:33 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: presently no screen name

While the outlook is dim.
I still do not discount a large segment of the population.
While it will likely be a rough road ahead people will not tolerate chronic low employment and high taxes and strangling regulations and the lazy sponges soaking the system.
I believe what is going to pull us out of this mess is the gas/oil industry.
It may be another 4-16 years before things really start to improve but I think its gonna happen.


85 posted on 07/16/2012 4:08:05 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: rawcatslyentist

He is vicious. He is a mean girl.


86 posted on 07/16/2012 4:10:21 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: humblegunner
get all Pentecostal, but the fact is we have a menu. If you refuse to order from it

Wrong, according to you I have a pentecostal menu! I picked it up early in life to keep myself from eating poison.

I really don't want to hear you crying bout what shows up at the table.

What shows up?? Are you in suspense? There will be NO surprise - there is only two things on your deceptive menu - EVIL - but covered in a different sauce.

87 posted on 07/16/2012 4:16:14 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: reaganaut

I heard some former Mormons relate on TV that each Mormon is striving to be ‘god’ of his own planet. [look it up]

Wanting to take ‘God’s” place? Wasn’t that what got the ‘devil’ thrown out of heaven to earth?

Isn’t that what the prophesy in the Bible says will happen in the last days? Someone will sit in charge claiming to be ‘God’? But no one reads the Bible anymore!


88 posted on 07/16/2012 4:16:55 PM PDT by Latecomer
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To: presently no screen name

So what are YOU going to make happen, with all that fervor?

What effect will all your spewing have? What does it boil down to?

That you refuse to vote? Gotcha. Understood. Why all the fireworks?

You won’t vote for either, and therefor have no responsibility for the outcome.

Is that it? Say so. You must be dehydrated with all the spit you spray over this.


89 posted on 07/16/2012 4:24:32 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If he and his people were as smart as they think they are, the answer would be obvious: Pick her as running mate!! Can you imagine the first day's contributions?

Imagine Romney asking her and word got out that she turned him down, flat. That would do irreparable damage to his campaign. He indeed does have a dilemma on his hands. He has to come up with a way to at least neutralize her lack of a clear cut endorsement of his pitiful candidacy.

Sarah is in the catbirds seat right about now and the Romnney-oid knows it. I personally believe Sarah should not endorse Romney-oid short of saying something to the effect of, "well, if Mitt is the Republican candidate come November then I'll vote the Republican candidate in the race no matter who that is".

90 posted on 07/16/2012 4:25:02 PM PDT by Ron H. (Obama, America's public enemy #1.)
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To: humblegunner
>"the fact is we have a menu."

Used to be it was a choice between a douche and a turd sandwich.

Now it's just a couple of douches.

Next selection it'll be between used douches.

The menu blows chunks!

91 posted on 07/16/2012 4:25:41 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberal story likely planted by Obama and Co. They love to stir the pot. Sarah is not running and will never run for another national office.


92 posted on 07/16/2012 4:25:41 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Irish Eyes

Stop trashing Romney it is only helping the little socialist dictator in office.

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Who made you arbiter of Free Speech???

I will trash them both, thank you very much - and with good reason.


93 posted on 07/16/2012 4:32:29 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: presently no screen name; Spirit of Liberty

And for what reason did he even ping Jim?

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I suspect he was hoping for us to get the zot. Opposition to Romney is not a zottable offense.


94 posted on 07/16/2012 4:34:54 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: rawcatslyentist
It's because Myth is NOT a Republican! He's just another illuminati finger puppet!

That's what I've been saying since he showed up on the stage during the debates. He does NOT belong in our campaign or on the ticket. He is an imposter in the GOP and his record proved it - his accomplishments are NOT the GOP platform.

Santorum supported him and shouted loudly in '08 that mitt is a conservative and best for America. And mitt had four years to get the 'hungry politicians' on his side and for political favors and not to be castrated by the GOP, they succumbed one by one.

95 posted on 07/16/2012 4:35:37 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Latecomer

I heard some former Mormons relate on TV that each Mormon is striving to be ‘god’ of his own planet. [look it up]

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That is true except it is actually a universe (more than one planet). I don’t need to look it up, I LIVED it for many years until God opened my eyes and delivered me from that evil.

And you are correct, too many people do not read the Bible anymore.


96 posted on 07/16/2012 4:41:23 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t like Mitt or his politics, but the fact of the matter is, Mitt is not as bad as the Marxist/Muslim usurper sob.
Nobody could be that bad.
This is the most important presidential election of our lifetime, and we MUST get Obama out of office before he finishes destroying America. THAT must be our number one goal.

Any vote cast for a third party candidate, any write-in, anyone staying home and refusing to vote is casting a vote for Obama.

Unfortunately, that’s just the way it is this time around, and there is nothing we can do about it.

I will vote in November- not for Romney, but against Obama.


97 posted on 07/16/2012 4:50:35 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
  The Romney campaign trashed all of the conservative candidates both recently and in 2008. He won't pick anyone we like. It wont be Sarah Palin, Allen West, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachman, Rick Perry, Fred Thompson or anyone even remotely conservative (not even Rudy Giuliani). Maybe it will be Tim Pawlenty, Robert Portman or someone equally boring who can pretend for at least a while to be conservative.
98 posted on 07/16/2012 4:51:56 PM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: humblegunner
So what are YOU going to make happen, with all that fervor?

And what are you going to make happen with wondering what I am doing and will be doing. And your fervor against Sarah?

You must be dehydrated with all the spit you spray over this.

Thank you for your concern about my liquid intake but I must have a good aim and hit you good as there is no spit on this side.

99 posted on 07/16/2012 4:58:42 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

I note, again, that you are incapable of answering the simplest questions.


100 posted on 07/16/2012 5:02:32 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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