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Caroline Kennedy Speech: cites Catholic faith to attack the Church on reproductive rights
National Journal ^ | September 6, 2012

Posted on 09/06/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT by NYer

AP Photo/Jim Cole

Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of Democratic President John F. Kennedy, speaks during a campaign event for President Barack Obama's re-election in , Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Hart's Turkey Farm in Meredith, N.H. 

 

The Democratic National Convention released a full transcript of Caroline Kennedy's speech to the 2012 Democratic National Convention (as prepared for delivery). Read the full text below:

It's an honor to join you tonight for the most important reason I can imagine—to make sure that Barack Obama is re-elected president of the United States.

Four years ago, I was inspired by the way Senator Obama had lived his life, fighting for jobs, giving hope to the hopeless, and working day in and day out for the America he believes in. I was inspired by Barack Obama's vision for America, an America where we look out for one another, where we take responsibility for our sisters and brothers, and most of all, for our children.

Back then, I was inspired by the promise of Barack Obama's presidency. Today, I'm inspired by his record. Over the past four years, we have had a president who has committed himself and his administration to the values that made America great—social justice, economic fairness, equal opportunity, and the belief that if each of us gives back to this country we love, and all of us work together, there is no challenge we cannot overcome.

Those are the ideals my father and my uncles fought for. Those are the ideals I believe in. And this election is about whether we will advance those ideals or let them be swept away. Like my father's election in 1960, this is one of those elections where the future of our country is at stake. And women and children have the most on the line.

The president has been a champion for women's rights. The first bill he signed was to make sure women can fight for equal pay for equal work. His commitment to women is about even more than economic rights—it's about health care, reproductive rights, and our ability to make our own decisions about ourselves, our families, and our future. When it comes to what's best for women, there is only one candidate in this race who is on our side: Barack Obama.

As a Catholic woman, I take reproductive health seriously, and today, it is under attack. This year alone, more than a dozen states have passed more than 40 restrictions on women's access to reproductive health care. That's not the kind of future I want for my daughters or your daughters. Now isn't the time to roll back the rights we were winning when my father was president. Now is the time to move this country forward.

President Obama has shown the same commitment when it comes to our children. He has put our ideals into action for the next generation—he has inspired them to get involved, he has listened to their ideas, and he has committed us all to building a better future for them. He has challenged states to raise standards for teaching and learning—and almost all of them have. He has fought for early childhood education, putting outstanding teachers in every classroom, and making college more accessible to all young dreamers.

I know Barack Obama will fight for women and children, and all Americans, because he has proven it. He has the quality my father most admired in public life: courage.

Despite critics who said it wasn't good politics, President Obama listened to my Uncle Teddy, and staked his presidency on making health care accessible to all Americans.

Despite an opponent who wanted to "let Detroit go bankrupt," this president saved the auto industry, and now it's coming back strong.  He not only demonstrated the courage to oppose the war in Iraq—as president, he showed the determination to bring our troops back home.

Barack Obama is the kind of leader my father wrote about in "Profiles in Courage." He doesn't just do what's easy. He does what's hard. He does what's right. My father couldn't run for a second term. It was left to his brothers, our family and the generation they inspired to fight for the America he believed in. Now, it's up to a new generation, our children's generation, to carry America forward.

So let me say to the young—and the young at heart—Barack Obama is only president because you worked for him. Because you believed in him. Because you convinced your parents to vote for him. Young people have always led America toward a brighter future. It happened in 1960. It happened in 2008. And if you show the same spirit in this election as you did in the last, I know that we'll make history again on November 6th.


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KEYWORDS: abortion; anticatholic; carolinekennedy; carolinespeech; cino; dncconvention; kennedy; kennedyspeech; religiousleft; reproductiverights; usefulidiot; waronwomen
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1 posted on 09/06/2012 5:20:32 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
Bill O'Reilly totally shocked! Glad I wasn't the only one agape.

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2 posted on 09/06/2012 5:25:23 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

The Kennedys have alway been “Have It Your Way” Catholics. They make up the rules as they go along.


3 posted on 09/06/2012 5:25:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (On 5 September 2012 A.D., the communist Democrats tried to kill God and failed.)
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To: NYer
Her father didn't write "Profiles in Courage" any more than Obama wrote his "autobiography."

Caroline Kennedy, dumber than a box of hair.

4 posted on 09/06/2012 5:25:55 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’d have more respect for them if they just admitted they don’t hold to this faith anymore rather than lie and saw that a faith endorses something that it doesn’t.


5 posted on 09/06/2012 5:27:41 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: NYer

As my Irish grandmother would have said....

the devil take her soul


6 posted on 09/06/2012 5:27:44 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: nascarnation

I’m guessing the devil’s already got it.


7 posted on 09/06/2012 5:31:47 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: NYer

She was speaking at a turkey farm? Are you kidding me?

A turkey speaking at a turkey farm. Some things just write themselves.


8 posted on 09/06/2012 5:32:44 PM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: nascarnation

the devil already did, it looks


9 posted on 09/06/2012 5:32:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: NYer

Anyone else see a supreme irony in referring to “prevention of reproduction” as “reproductive health care”?


10 posted on 09/06/2012 5:33:41 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: NYer

The Republicans had that debt clock running. Maybe somebody should have a counter showing how many babies have been aborted since Roe vs Wade.


11 posted on 09/06/2012 5:37:05 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: NYer


12 posted on 09/06/2012 5:44:49 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: bushbuddy

Hart’s Turkey Farm is a restaurant. I’ve been there many times. It’s nothing special. Just like the speaker.


13 posted on 09/06/2012 5:45:31 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: NYer

I watched, oh how she must miss her brother. Caroline
is a Cafeteria Catholic. She didn’t profess the teachings
of Christ, of the Church. She is “diabolically disoriented.” Offer a prayer for her and her family.

One thing about her Dad, when Saint Padre Pio was asked
to pray for JFK at the time of the assasination, St. Pio,
who bore the stigmata for fity years and had all the mystical charisms...said...there is no need, he is in
Heaven.

Legend? Kennedy knew he wasn’t going to a friendly city. There is rumor the President went to Confession the day before.

Important, everybody...go to Confession, if you’re not
Catholic, examine your life, examine your conscience and from the heart confess your mortal (serious) sins to God.

p.s. All the sexual sins are mortal, less one maybe.


14 posted on 09/06/2012 5:46:40 PM PDT by stpio
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To: NYer

She’s a horse-faced moron who won the gene lottery. She needs to STFU and go away.


15 posted on 09/06/2012 5:47:01 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: NYer
New Obama Book Shocker: Kennedys and Obamas at War — Caroline Considers Obama a ‘Liar’


16 posted on 09/06/2012 5:50:21 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Iron Munro

I can’t stand to hear his (Obama’s) voice anymore.
HE’S A LIAR,
-Caroline Kennedy

~ ~ ~

Iron M.,

This quote in the Pic, explain? Wow, did Caroline say this...
She did appear like she was going through the motions,
no passion.


17 posted on 09/06/2012 5:53:17 PM PDT by stpio
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To: NYer
"Reproductive rights" .... as if anyone is trying to prevent women from "reproducing".

You have the right to "reproduce" until the cows come home. Fly at it, sister.

Our problem is YOU trying to get OTHERS to pay for YOUR choices. You ladies want choice? Then you pay for the results of your choice.

18 posted on 09/06/2012 5:54:37 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: stpio
p.s. All the sexual sins are mortal, less one maybe.

And what would that one be?

19 posted on 09/06/2012 5:56:11 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("The cross opens its arms to the four winds; it is a signpost for free travelers." GK Chesterton)
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To: NYer

That was nice that they cleaned up her speech and took all the ands, ums, and likes out of it. She routinely ads three or four of these adverbial pauses to each sentence she utters.


20 posted on 09/06/2012 5:57:42 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But it's going to get a lot Tougher if you vote for Obama in Nov.)
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To: NYer

There is that dogged loyalty to the party in this land that’ll kill us all!

Do Bubba Krintong and Sweet Caroline really hate Osambo? If they do, then shame on them!


21 posted on 09/06/2012 5:57:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: NYer

Why do the Dems worship her? She’s a train wreck and an insult to what she claims as her religion....REALLY??? A pro-partial-birth-abortion Catholic? How is that possible?
She’s just another weirdo in the Dem freak show


22 posted on 09/06/2012 5:59:04 PM PDT by Cookies4ever
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To: Cookies4ever
Truly remarkable statement:

As a Catholic woman, I take reproductive health seriously, and today, it is under attack. This year alone, more than a dozen states have passed more than 40 restrictions on women's access to reproductive health care. That's not the kind of future I want for my daughters or your daughters. Now isn't the time to roll back the rights we were winning when my father was president. Now is the time to move this country forward.

Meanwhile the Catholic hierarchy has its thumb quite firmly and shamefully placed in the middle of its derriere.

23 posted on 09/06/2012 6:05:39 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: NYer

Stupid bitc% helped him get elected the first time around. Democrats truly are the party of stupid.


24 posted on 09/06/2012 6:06:30 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: NYer

This poor girl doesn’t have a clue what her father was all about.

I sm sorry for how she lost him, but she is also lost in her own way.

I cannot imagine her parish priest is very happy with these words.


25 posted on 09/06/2012 6:10:00 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: NYer; BlackElk; onyx

Sad. There are no bad Catholics, but plenty of self ex-communicated ones, who nevertheless wrap themselves with the mantle of the Church, as being “Catholic”, when they are quite separated from and outside of the Church, defiling and protesting the dogma and doctrine, until which time they are reconciled with the Church through confession, repentance and restitution.

This is Caroline Kennedy, in spades.

This idiot child is to be pitied for equating the Church with Marxism, socialism and communism, just because these ideologies successfully highjacked the Church term, “social justice”, penetrated the Church and wreaked havoc in the Body of Christ.

No tyrant, including Satan himself, Hitler included, failed to worm its way into attacking the centerpiece of salvation, God Himself and his Church.

“Many will come in my name saying, I am Christ, bit will deceive .......”. These people claim Him to use Him falsely to deceive.

Is this news to Christians? I think not.

Is it infuriating? Quite.

Shall we call them out? You betcha!


26 posted on 09/06/2012 6:10:18 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Mamzelle

“....dumber than a box of hair.”

Hilarious! Somehow that astute observation makes me feel better.

Thanks!


27 posted on 09/06/2012 6:17:32 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: ridesthemiles

How old was she when he died? Five, six?


28 posted on 09/06/2012 6:19:32 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: NYer

She is free to voice her personal opinion but NOT to cite/use the Catholic Church while doing it. I almost fell of my chair when she said it.


29 posted on 09/06/2012 6:41:59 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: NYer; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

I thought she was dead?!


30 posted on 09/06/2012 6:47:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: NYer

When Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg wallows in the world of reproductive equality, she wallows in the fantasy land of the Unicorn Farm. Those who live in the real world know Marxism when we see it. And Catholicism, which she pretends to espouse, fought Communist Marxism all through the Cold War. It was something that her father, President Kennedy, helped defeat. We can thank God for Pope John Paul II for what he did in Poland to begin the fall.

Now Caroline helps those infiltrate the Church with Social Justice and a transformation that will use the Church as a tool for revolution. As all good Marxists, Caroline wants to “move this country forward” by dumping the past and our moral traditions.


31 posted on 09/06/2012 7:21:57 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: NYer

Caroline:

What about the 50 MILLION DEAD BABIES?


32 posted on 09/06/2012 7:27:19 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: NYer
working day in and day out for the America he believes in.

When he wasn't on the golf Course or fund raising
33 posted on 09/06/2012 7:38:16 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Lizavetta

‘...problem is YOU trying to get OTHERS to pay for YOUR choices. You ladies want choice? Then you pay for the results of your choice....’

Exactly!! The hypocrisy on display tonight is incredible. For all their talk about the “rich”, here’s Kerry and Kennedy speaking on behalf of the Party and President. Wonder if Mr.Kerry or Mz. Kennedy has shared their wealth with those poorer than they are.....which would be many, many people, including me. hmmm, maybe I should send them my address so they know where to send my share of their wealth! Hypocrites .......but, very good actors and sadly many will fall for their act.


34 posted on 09/06/2012 7:38:59 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: NYer

Heard some guy on B’OR saying she has gravitas to talk about Catholic issues. How did she earn gravitas? CAuse her name is Kennedy? I turned the channel at hearing this chick has gravitas!


35 posted on 09/06/2012 7:47:58 PM PDT by RginTN
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Well, one good thing that I see is that Caroline is the last of the generation of Kennedys that is so revered by the public at large.

After she is gone, there are no others that have the same aura about them and that means that the awful influence they have had on this country’s politics is almost at an end.

She should be ashamed, but then, Democrats have no shame as we have seen throughout this convention.


36 posted on 09/06/2012 8:00:39 PM PDT by Jvette
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Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta disagrees with you Caroline. Take a look.

 
 
 
President Reagan presents Mother Teresa with the Medal of Freedom
 
Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said: "It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."
 
The greatest challenge facing the western world is not violence from without, but the tragic decision to take a life within.

37 posted on 09/06/2012 8:10:38 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: RitaOK
There are no bad Catholics, but plenty of self ex-communicated ones...

Well that's pretty convenient for the Church! LOL!

38 posted on 09/06/2012 8:34:26 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: stpio
This quote in the Pic, explain? Wow, did Caroline say this...

Click the link on my post 16


39 posted on 09/06/2012 9:10:39 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Talisker

It’s quite a blessing for the communicants, who ARE the Church.


40 posted on 09/06/2012 9:14:35 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: NYer

Every four years they trot her out. What has Caroline Kennedy ever done except be born a Kennedy?


41 posted on 09/06/2012 9:34:35 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nascarnation

“As my Irish grandmother would have said....

the devil take her soul”

And my Irish grandmother would have said “Over the fence is out”.


42 posted on 09/06/2012 9:36:24 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nascarnation

“As my Irish grandmother would have said....

the devil take her soul”

And my Irish grandmother would have said “Over the fence is out”.


43 posted on 09/06/2012 9:36:28 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nascarnation

As my Irish granny would have said ‘’And the Devil have ye!’’


44 posted on 09/06/2012 9:56:23 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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"Despite critics who said it wasn't good politics, President Obama listened to my Uncle Teddy, and staked his presidency on making health care accessible to all Americans."

Yeah, well, Caroline, as the posters carried by lots of Tea Partiers in the March on DC in 2009 said, "Bury Obamacare with Ted Kennedy".

Our attitude hasn't changed. We're looking forward to the day Obamacare is repealed.

45 posted on 09/06/2012 10:09:21 PM PDT by SuziQ
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Hey Caroline...Good Catholics don’t pick and choose.


46 posted on 09/07/2012 12:15:52 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Talisker; RitaOK
Self-excommunication (latae sententiae excommunication for specific ecclesiastical crimes like supporting the killing of innocent babies) has been the Church's law since long before there was an Airhead Caroline Kennedy, a John F. Kennedy, a Joseph the Bootlegger Patriarch Kennedy. It is a reflection of integrity and not of convenience. You might be a quite fine and decent person but, if you are not Catholic or Eastern Orthodox, you are not welcome to receive the Holy Eucharist. I once attended a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod service and there rules similarly, and understandably, exclude Catholics and other non-Lutherans.

Of course, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, as a pom pom girl or aging harridan for abortion, does not begin to qualify as a fine and decent person, any more than Mittler is. AND it is her perfidy that excommunicates her and not the similar perfidy of sooooo many of her relatives.

Her Uncle Teddy has been sober for more than two years now! And Mary Jo has been dead for 43 years.

47 posted on 09/07/2012 1:44:28 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline/Tomas de Torquemada Gentleman's Society: Roast 'em!)
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To: Robwin

In more sensible times, we would have had her burned at the stake for those words, after, ummm, due inquiry. Of course nowadays, the Godless state would interfere. In those earlier times, she would have noted a few burnings of others and would not have had the guts to behave as she does. They had a name for heretics like her: ashes!


48 posted on 09/07/2012 1:48:51 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline/Tomas de Torquemada Gentleman's Society: Roast 'em!)
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Your uncle was a murdering rapist and your daddy sexually harassed women in the workplace and may have conspired to murder or at least cover up involvement in the death of Marilyn Monroe.

YOU ARE NOT PRO-WOMAN Carrie.


49 posted on 09/07/2012 1:52:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The guy who was going to stop the rise of the oceans now can’t even fend off a few raindrops.)
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To: NYer
The president has been a champion for women's rights. The first bill he signed was to make sure women can fight for equal pay for equal work.

And yet they still bitch and moan that women are paid 75 cents for every dollar a man makes. 45 years of such griping. Even after all of the legislation has supposedly been signed throughout the years.

Blah blah blah blah blah.

50 posted on 09/07/2012 1:55:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The guy who was going to stop the rise of the oceans now can’t even fend off a few raindrops.)
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