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Report: Duke professor confirms Arabic on Obama ring
WND ^ | October 11, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi

Posted on 10/11/2012 7:12:07 AM PDT by Smokeyblue

WND’s report that Arabic-language and Islamic experts claim the gold band Obama has been wearing on his wedding-ring finger for more than 30 years is adorned with the first part of the Islamic declaration of faith naturally was met with skepticism in some circles, but Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze.com news service published a report citing a Duke professor who confirmed the WND experts’ assessment.

Earlier today, before it published the report, four members of The Blaze editorial team, including Editor-in-Chief Scott Baker, cautiously discussed the Obama ring story in their “Blazecast Rewind” Internet broadcast, without mentioning WND.

Baker, noting he had been inundated with links to the WND article, said he approached the story as he does other “memes” that float around the Internet and need to be either debunked or verified.

TheBlaze.com reporter Billy Hallowell told Baker he spoke with a professor from Duke who read the article, examined the photos and affirmed the conclusion of the WND experts.

“Based on what he saw, he said that this is, essentially, Arabic script on the ring and that it is the first part of the Shahada,” Hollowell said.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


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KEYWORDS: husseinobama; islam; muslem; muslim; mymuslimfaith; naturalborncitizen; obama; obamaring; ring; shahada
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1 posted on 10/11/2012 7:12:13 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

Obama’s ring: ‘There is no god but Allah’
He’s worn band on wedding-ring finger since before he met Michelle

http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/obamas-ring-there-is-no-god-but-allah/

As a student at Harvard Law School, then-bachelor Barack Obama’s practice of wearing a gold band on his wedding-ring finger puzzled his colleagues.

Now, newly published photographs of Obama from the 1980s show that the ring Obama wore on his wedding-ring finger as an unmarried student is the same ring Michelle Robinson put on his finger at the couple’s wedding ceremony in 1992.

Moreover, according to Arabic-language and Islamic experts, the ring Obama has been wearing for more than 30 years is adorned with the first part of the Islamic declaration of faith, the Shahada: “There is no god except Allah.”

The Shahada is the first of the Five Pillars of Islam, expressing the two fundamental beliefs that make a person a Muslim: There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is Allah’s prophet.

Sincere recitation of the Shahada is the sole requirement for becoming a Muslim, as it expresses a person’s rejection of all other gods.

Egyptian-born Islamic scholar Mark A. Gabriel, Ph.D., examined photographs of Obama’s ring at WND’s request and concluded that the first half of the Shahada is inscribed on it.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 7:14:08 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue
Imagine someone trying to become the prime minister of Pakistan or Afghanistan having "John 3:16" on a ring for most of his adult life.
3 posted on 10/11/2012 7:19:05 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Smokeyblue
The why, when, and to what extent is known. The saudis were correct, when they said a moslem would follow G.W. into the White House, and our media helped. Four More Years, America?
4 posted on 10/11/2012 7:19:35 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Smokeyblue

I don’t know squat about Obama’s ring, but I do know he has been pushing the Muslim agenda since day one.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 7:23:25 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Smokeyblue
Is Obama Really a Saudi Muslim "Plant" in the White House?
6 posted on 10/11/2012 7:24:13 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Smokeyblue

Because this info is out there from several sources, what do you think will be obama’s response, the islamic nations, if he loses the election?
We know obama is a follower of islam, many people suspect it, will the islamic world even let him leave office without a fight should he lose.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 7:24:26 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Smokeyblue
We need to be very careful on this and be very sure it is accurate. But if true; it should be earthshaking.
8 posted on 10/11/2012 7:27:26 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Smokeyblue
Y'all are focusing on the wrong finger...


9 posted on 10/11/2012 7:30:26 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Smokeyblue

MSM will substitute the work ringers for birthers!


10 posted on 10/11/2012 7:30:55 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Smokeyblue

The writing is arabic. But the language is that of Mordor which I will not utter here. In the common tongue it says, “One ring to rule them all. One ring to find them. One ring to bring them all and in the darkness, bind them.”


11 posted on 10/11/2012 7:35:04 AM PDT by Cyclops08
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Should be, but won’t be.

I have experience with “benchmark liberals” in that they simply refuse to look at any source of information that is contrary to what they WANT to believe.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 7:37:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Smokeyblue

This explains a lot.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 7:37:55 AM PDT by I want the USA back (The election is our last chance to save a once great country.)
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To: MrB
The whole Muslim thing has been laughed off by his supporters and himself.
It radically changes the equation on that; and directly proves him to be a liar.
Again, if this is true.
14 posted on 10/11/2012 7:39:39 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Smokeyblue

Top Ten Signs You may be a Muslim:

1. You grow poppies and refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to liquor.

2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher and ammo, but you can't afford shoes.

3. You have more wives than teeth.

4. You wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon and pork unclean.

5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.

6. You can't think of anyone you haven't declared Jihad against.

7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing.

8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.

9. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least four.

10. Your cousin is president of the United States .


15 posted on 10/11/2012 7:40:45 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Go to google and look up Islamic rings for men. You won’t see a band like this one....it is unique....but you will see that the lettering (similar to a W) is definitely the same.

No wonder he’s smirking all the time. He thinks it’s funny that Americans are too ignorant to see his Muslim faith rubbed under their noses every time he signs one of his executive orders that takes away more of our wealth and freedom.

The Democrat press is a co-conspirator in the enterprise to destroy the USA.


16 posted on 10/11/2012 7:40:45 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: KarlInOhio

” Imagine someone trying to become the prime minister of Pakistan or Afghanistan having “John 3:16” on a ring for most of his adult life.”

Now there’s the post of the day!


17 posted on 10/11/2012 7:42:52 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: Iron Munro

That’s good stuff!

Obama could wear a sign around his neck: “I’m a Muslim,” as well as a ring on his finger, and Li’l Debbie Wasserman-Schultz would appear on TV and admit the sign, and the ring, but deny that he’s owned by the Saudis.

“Fake, but accurate.”


18 posted on 10/11/2012 7:51:12 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Smokeyblue

19 posted on 10/11/2012 7:52:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-obama-wedding-ring.htm


20 posted on 10/11/2012 7:53:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Smokeyblue

fl


21 posted on 10/11/2012 7:54:25 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does)
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To: Smokeyblue

OK, Great leader Obama is a Muslim, but not a strict, Salafist practicing Muslim.

I know this as strict observing Muslim men must not wear gold or silk.

“Because gold and adorning oneself with it are things that are suited to the nature of women and the role for which they have been created, it is obviously wise for it to be forbidden for men to imitate women in that. The great scholar Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in I’laam al-Muwaqqi’een (2/109):

Similarly the prohibition on gold and silk for men is decreed so as to block the means that may lead to men imitating women. End quote.

One of the strange things that we see nowadays is many young men adorning themselves by wearing gold chains and the like, and they even put makeup on their faces. This is contrary to the fitrah (sound human nature) and to the masculinity and resolve which should be the characteristics of men. Hence you will not find any wise and serious man doing that, rather they are either perverts or those who are lacking in character, time-wasters who are trying to fill the gaps in their character or fill their time by doing that.

And Allaah knows best.”


22 posted on 10/11/2012 7:55:04 AM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Cyclops08

LOL! Good one!

Cheers!


23 posted on 10/11/2012 7:55:32 AM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Hey, Libtards, how's the Moral Imperative to close Gitmo working out for ya'?)
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To: workerbee

so much of what we’ve been surmising for 4 years are starting to be confirmed and the dots put together. It ain’t looking good for our country folks!


24 posted on 10/11/2012 7:56:47 AM PDT by uncitizen (Obama LIES like a prayer rug)
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks for the post. Makes sense. Anytime we run down a false trail; we lose credibility


25 posted on 10/11/2012 7:58:11 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Doncha think its time we stop giving these people the benefit of the doubt? I believe we should start operating on the assumption that what we’ve suspected, or even known, all along is true. We can’t afford not to.


26 posted on 10/11/2012 7:59:02 AM PDT by uncitizen (Obama LIES like a prayer rug)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Immature tacky jerk would be the term if it weren’t even more treacherous than that.


27 posted on 10/11/2012 8:00:46 AM PDT by uncitizen (Obama LIES like a prayer rug)
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To: Smokeyblue

“Hallowell pointed out the professor, WHO DECLINED TO BE NAMED, also cautioned that there is Islamic teaching that forbids wearing gold.”

LOL! So...what stopped him from finding someone who would actually be willing to be attributed for the story?

Yes, Zero is a mussie at heart...but this stuff is nonsense without real documentation.


28 posted on 10/11/2012 8:01:36 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: uncitizen
“Doncha think its time we stop giving these people the benefit of the doubt?”

Gotta have rock solid facts on a deal like this.

There are plenty of other issues; 100% backed up by facts to focus on.
The Libyan embassy situation in particular.

29 posted on 10/11/2012 8:06:04 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Smokeyblue
Snopes and their ilk dismiss this as a simple misstatement and / or a contextual misinterpretation based on an awkward statement by "the greatest orator that ever lived." Also that Stephi disrupted Obama's train of thought by interjecting a correction that wasn't really necessary and by doing so, Obama accepted the "unnecessary" correction.
"Let's not play games," Obama stated. "What I was suggesting – you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you're absolutely right that that has not come."

Stephanopoulos immediately interrupted Obama, stating, "Christian faith."

"My Christian faith," Obama quickly said.

Sometimes a statement can simply be taken at face value, especially now that there's supporting evidence that something is amiss. Or you can twist yourself into a pretzel and deny what your lying ears did hear.
30 posted on 10/11/2012 8:07:42 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: BenLurkin

As if such rational linkage will dissuade the WND nutters from carrying on about this crap.


31 posted on 10/11/2012 8:08:14 AM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: Smokeyblue

I have a Christian American friend living in North Africa, she says rings & trinkets such as this are very common...and very commonly sold to and bought by non-Muslim tourists.

I suspect this was a valuable gift given to Mr. O by his mother—or some other person, and it has no religious significance to him. I’m sure Barak doesn’t even read Arabic (no one does, without years of study).

Yes, it is weird. Mr. O is a weird guy. Still, being fixated on a piece of jewelry worn by a guy who lived in Indonesia as a child...is a bit silly.

WE MUST DEFEAT HIM! Things like this make conservatives look superstitious and dumb—and won’t help throw O out of office.


32 posted on 10/11/2012 8:09:26 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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To: HereInTheHeartland; BenLurkin
Thanks for the post. Makes sense. Anytime we run down a false trail; we lose credibility.

Credibility with whom? Th?e Goebbelsmedia? Leftist? The Dem party?

Truth is truth and that is ALL that is important. "Credibility" with avowed leftists/marxists and their whores is less than worthless, it means giving up truth and principles in exchange for hoping to be "liked" and instead receiving yet another kick in the face.

Naybe it is the world "Allah" and maybe it isn't. What is this "urban legends" debunker's track record? Is he a leftist? Or even handed? The word "Allah" looks like a fancy "W" so who knows?


33 posted on 10/11/2012 8:10:13 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I am not gonna hold my breath waiting for Obama to admit it. BTW when he does, it will be all over.


34 posted on 10/11/2012 8:13:40 AM PDT by uncitizen (Obama LIES like a prayer rug)
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To: HereInTheHeartland; BenLurkin

This guy’s page has a list of the top 25 “Debunked” urban legends. He’s as reliable as Snopes! Or Factcheck!

http://urbanlegends.about.com/lr/barack_obama_rumors/1886592/2/

Here’s a small sampling, it is clear which side of the fence he stands on:

1. Is Barack Obama a Muslim?

By David Emery, About.com Guide

Netlore Archive: Email rumor alleges that Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim and has lied to the American people about his religious ties, including his claim to being a devout Christian for most of his adult life.

Description: Email rumor
Circulating since: Jan. 2007
Status: False (see details below)

2. Email rumor claims Barack Obama is ineligible for the presidency because by virtue of certain laws in effect at the time of his birth he is not a natural-born U.S. citizen.

Description: Email rumor
Circulating since: June 2008
Status: False

See also: Where Is Obama’s Birth Certificate?


35 posted on 10/11/2012 8:13:58 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: KarlInOhio

American troops weren’t even allowed to shoot enemies because “JN3:16” (or the like) was discovered on government-issued rifle scopes.


36 posted on 10/11/2012 8:14:07 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: little jeremiah

I’m not seeing much Arabic in that design.


37 posted on 10/11/2012 8:15:51 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: RicocheT

Taqiyya.

All is allowed in islam if it advances death.


38 posted on 10/11/2012 8:17:30 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: whattajoke

39 posted on 10/11/2012 8:19:09 AM PDT by stormer
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To: little jeremiah
I am not an expert on the matter. But that close up picture certainly doesn't look lettering from any language when I look at it.

Looks like a squiggle to me...

Let's focus on the Libyan embassy instead. No question on that issue what happened.

40 posted on 10/11/2012 8:19:41 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: little jeremiah

Those are squiggles. Just squiggles.


41 posted on 10/11/2012 8:24:29 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

The question becomes, is “urbanlegends” the arbiter of truth??


42 posted on 10/11/2012 8:26:58 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: RicocheT
Oh my gosh! Obama is a muslim woman! I can totally see that. Plus it explains why "biceps" Michelle looks as if she has all the testosterone and can't seem to stand with her legs and feet together.
43 posted on 10/11/2012 8:30:45 AM PDT by Casie
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To: BenLurkin

I am asking if this is fact or fiction:
Barack is the name of Muhammad’s horse.
Hussein is the name of Shiite Muslim Royal lineage.
Obama is the name of BHO’s Muslim family lineage.


44 posted on 10/11/2012 8:30:45 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: little jeremiah; BenLurkin; HereInTheHeartland
Here are the Arabic symbols that you're supposed to see in that ring. Notice (a) that it's a stretch even with the poor, shadowy photograph of the ring that WND chose to use; and (b) it's complete garbage when the alleged symbols are compared with the high-def photo you posted, from the site BenLurkin linked.


45 posted on 10/11/2012 8:30:52 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Neoliberalnot
is “urbanlegends” the arbiter of truth

Nope.

On the other hand, there is a reason why WND is known (even here) as "World Nut Daily."

46 posted on 10/11/2012 8:34:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: little jeremiah
“Credibility with whom? Th?e Goebbelsmedia? Leftist”

Credibility with the 15% (r whatever the number is) of voters that are “undecided”.

I want them to come my way and vote for my candidate. Going off a unproven (and probably false) theory about his ring; will earn their scorn. Rightfully so.

Again focus on real, fact checked issues such as the Libyan Embassy.
That should be a very damaging issue against Obama and Hillary Clinton.

47 posted on 10/11/2012 8:34:40 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: BenLurkin

And what faction would call WND, such a pejorative name? What is said reason for such a name and what do you consider reliable sources of information?


48 posted on 10/11/2012 8:37:33 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Smokeyblue

He may be a muslim, but the proof is not in that ring. Those are just squiggles.

I was expecting it to be engraving on the inside or something. My wife and I got my wedding ring in Bangkok and it has Thai writing on the inside saying how many karats the ring is. Something like that would make more sense, but this is just nonsense for the tinfoil hat folk.


49 posted on 10/11/2012 8:37:58 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: Scoutmaster; little jeremiah; BenLurkin
The bottom image in the grainy WND picture is totally different than the high def one. They took what looks like shadows, and made them part of the engraving.

I was ready to jump off on this stupid thing yesterday myself; and think it might be real.
I almost got suckered.

Good grief; I need to get a life and not read that kind of garbage.

50 posted on 10/11/2012 8:41:08 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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