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The Cavalry That Never Came ... Mark Steyn
Steyn Online ^ | 9May 2014 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 05/10/2014 1:37:04 AM PDT by Rummyfan

A week before the 2012 election, I wrote:

Someone at the highest level of the United States government made the decision to abandon American consular staff to their fate and cede U.S. sovereign territory to an al-Qaeda assault team — and four out of five Sunday news shows don't think it's worth talking about.

In the smoking ruins of that consulate in Benghazi, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods fought for hours and killed 60 of the enemy before they were overwhelmed, waiting for the cavalry that never came. They're still waiting – for Candy Crowley, David Gregory, Bob Schieffer, and George Stephanopoulos to do their job.

Democrats and their media enablers openly giggle at the word "Benghazi" now. So funny, isn't it? Those provincial simpletons at Fox News are still droning on about dead Americans in Benghazi as if anybody but their drooling rubes care about it, ha-ha... If the Democrats are right about that, it doesn't speak well for the American people. Those four Americans died serving the United States - not Obama, not Clinton, but their fellow Americans. And they're owed not the mawkish, hollow, self-serving eulogies written by hack staffers for the President and the Secretary of State to read over the coffins, but the truth about how and why they died. It's odd, even for the insular Obama cultists, that so many people find that a laughing matter.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazirescue; steyn

1 posted on 05/10/2014 1:37:04 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: JLS

Steyn ping.


2 posted on 05/10/2014 1:40:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Rummyfan

It’s a very demoralizing campaign ad for the Democrats. You have some building set upon by vandals, hooligans, and terrorists...you call for help from the only source possible....and they do nothing. Perhaps in the background, one voice suggesting maybe they should call for the French.

One simple thirty-second commercial...destroys the 2016 election for the Democrat running for President, five or six Democratic Senators, and really puts the news media in an awkward position.


3 posted on 05/10/2014 1:48:32 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Rummyfan

Chris Stevens was one of them, a Team Obama loyalist. But they abandoned him and dishonored him in death because the President’s political needs outweighed his life.

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This puts it about as clearly as I’ve ever seen it stated ...


4 posted on 05/10/2014 1:49:27 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: Rummyfan

bfl


5 posted on 05/10/2014 2:00:53 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Rummyfan

The cavalry was on a more important mission - harassing American ranchers.


6 posted on 05/10/2014 2:10:11 AM PDT by monocle (ain)
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To: pepsionice

There’d have to be someone with stones running ... perhaps Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin or Trey Gowdy, but the chances of that are right between slim and none. No, someone like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio or some other moderate Ripon GOP governor will be the nominee and will be scared to death to run that ad. The geniuses that ran the McCain, Romney and Bush 2000 campaigns will be in charge, again.


7 posted on 05/10/2014 2:12:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: kalee

Bttt


8 posted on 05/10/2014 2:19:13 AM PDT by kalee
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To: Rummyfan
Obama characterized Benghazi as a 'Bump in the road'.
His words ...
That is about as cold and heartless as it gets.
Followed by Hillary's 'At this point what difference does it make?'
9 posted on 05/10/2014 2:30:37 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Rummyfan
"Someone at the highest level of the United States government made the decision to abandon American consular staff to their fate "

That fact should be a wake up call to all democRats.
You are expendable.
But then again Fanatic Cultists will commit suicide for their religion.

10 posted on 05/10/2014 2:37:48 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think you nailed it, 2ndDivisionVet. I, too, have no confidence the Republicans will bring up this act of unbelievable lack of basic duty to those brave men. I’ve totally given up on that party; they are not worthy of my support.


11 posted on 05/10/2014 2:51:52 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Rummyfan
They're still waiting – for Candy Crowley, David Gregory, Bob Schieffer, and George Stephanopoulos to do their job.

There are tons more than just these four, but they are the titular heads of the media snake, if you will. Personally, I hope these peoples' dreams are haunted every night with the treachery of their duplicity.

12 posted on 05/10/2014 3:07:13 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: OldPossum

I’ve totally given up on that party; they are not worthy of my support.

Well, Old Possum, one might wonder just who is, because there isn’t a party waiting in the wings with the power, and principle to just take over.

That means to me that the issue is taking the Republican Party back from those mainstreamers that took it over. There are plenty of principled folks ready and able to do it, to include many principled elected officials, but not when the party base decides they are going to opt out of the process.

It is precisely why Mr Obama is in office. Now, if you think nothing gets the American people energized and focused on reality like having the worst President to ever occupy the White House, then you have certainly accomplished something, but just how far is that going to go before we get back to some kind of normalcy?

Maybe when he decides that conditions are so bad that he needs another four years in office bringing the country under his protective custody?


13 posted on 05/10/2014 3:15:19 AM PDT by wita
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To: Rummyfan
The heartlessness of all these caring, compassionate Democrats would impress Putin - if it was ever applied to America's enemies.

Oh, snap.

14 posted on 05/10/2014 3:25:52 AM PDT by Tax-chick (You have a bruise on your thumb, James. You'll be okay.)
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To: Rummyfan

Bump


15 posted on 05/10/2014 3:42:16 AM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: OldPossum

“I, too, have no confidence the Republicans will bring up this act of unbelievable lack of basic duty to those brave men. I’ve totally given up on that party; they are not worthy of my support.”

Correct! Never forget the other part of the Calvary that never arrived: Mitt Romney.


16 posted on 05/10/2014 3:45:55 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: OldPossum
I have no doubt that the RINOS have already promised the DNC that they will not discuss or otherwise use this subject in speeches, commercials or any other way in the upcoming elections. Wouldn't be fair and it is time to move on. Also, the RINOs want to lose..
17 posted on 05/10/2014 3:49:51 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Falcon4.0
"That fact should be a wake up call to all democRats. You are expendable. But then again Fanatic Cultists will commit suicide for their religion."

Just like all good Muslims and their dhimmis. People should reflect on this behavior from the White House and where Obama's sympathies truly lie.

18 posted on 05/10/2014 3:54:03 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Rummyfan

“It’s odd, even for the insular Obama cultists, that so many people find that a laughing matter.”

No it isn’t. they are evil utter, naked failures and mockery is all they have at this point.


19 posted on 05/10/2014 3:57:10 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Rummyfan

+1


20 posted on 05/10/2014 3:57:37 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: Principled

Holder is still in office


21 posted on 05/10/2014 4:00:18 AM PDT by Therapsid
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To: ReaganGeneration2
Never forget the other part of the Calvary that never arrived: Mitt Romney.

I well recall the sinking feeling in my stomach when Romney let Candy Crowley double team him in the debate. He should have pivoted his whole campaign the next day to put the focus on Benghazi and even more importantly, the media malfeasance that that incident illustrated.

22 posted on 05/10/2014 4:01:13 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Rummyfan

“Provincial simpletons” and “Drooling rubes”. Mark Steyn can paint a picture


23 posted on 05/10/2014 4:06:22 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: wita
...there isn’t a party waiting in the wings with the power, and principle to just take over.

You are absolutely correct but, unfortunately, we are already on the Cloward-Piven trajectory to societal collapse.

We will need to overthrow the socialist tyranny that will be established after the collapse (2-4 years) to try to reform a more just government.

The chance of that government granting true freedom to the citizens is right between slim and fat.

Freedom, in the American sense, will not exist on this planet as long as Man rules himself.

24 posted on 05/10/2014 4:31:21 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: Rummyfan

For later.


25 posted on 05/10/2014 4:36:55 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: wita

I agree that the GOP-e is almost as corrupt as the Democrats but with the massive voter fraud that is being slowly uncovered why blame conservative Republicans.
If you have to point a finger it should angle straight toward the dems and their union supporters, the folks selling their vote, voting multiple times in multiple states and districts, and this is the dems doing. I don’t see anyone, even the dems, accusing Republicans of these types of theft.
Maybe one more time we try and help Republicans win then drop em if they don’t perform. It beats the hell out of a mutual suicide pact that seems to be forming. I have talked to a lot of people who asked me who voted for Obama in the last election and see very few bumper stickers that say Democrat anything on them leads me to believe that the fraud was more massive then anyone seems to think.
Maybe we are past the ballot box and into the next box already.


26 posted on 05/10/2014 4:43:24 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Rummyfan

Its obvious that the commissars circulated the video story to protect Obama and aid his reelection. However the Republicans must now have a compelling narrative to tell and witnesses who are willing to come forward with detailed testimony. There are frustrated and humiliated senior officers who were ordered to stand down and remain silent.The Democrats are very frightened and simply do not know what to do.


27 posted on 05/10/2014 4:48:15 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Rummyfan

may all those who had apart in this betrayal find themself in very similar environment for us to be entertained by as poetic justice.


28 posted on 05/10/2014 4:50:19 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: ArtDodger
the RINOs want to lose

Their words and their actions certainly point to that fact.

29 posted on 05/10/2014 4:52:48 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: wita

With reference to your post 13, I really hope that there is a contingent of principled people to take back the Republican Party. Unfortunately, I am not a leader or anyone who has the ability to be a strong participant in any movement to carry out such a movement. I can only stand on the sidelines and hope, albeit with a large helping of the pessimism that I expressed. I would add that my pessimism is helped along by my strong conviction that the American electorate has changed for the worse by the addition of the famed low-information voter, whose ranks have apparently greatly increased with the growth of the welfare state. If anything destroys this country, it will be this kind of individual, not people like me, who simply long for real conservative candidates to get them to the polling place.

If I am to be criticized for that, so be it. I can only state what I believe.

Therefore, I have to simply re-state my position that as presently constituted, I will not do anything, such as vote for the Republican Party’s likely-upcoming national candidates (the usual wishy-washy Jeb Bush types) or donate funds to the Party.


30 posted on 05/10/2014 4:58:37 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: don-o

He ‘let’ her? Really? As if he had a choice?

Blame the victim often?


31 posted on 05/10/2014 5:29:24 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Roll over much?


32 posted on 05/10/2014 5:42:34 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Slings and Arrows.


33 posted on 05/10/2014 6:13:27 AM PDT by JLS
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

While the Democrats are experts at voter fraud, I don’t think that there has been enough of it to throw the presidency to Obama. The truth, that I think is much more frightening, is that more voters wanted Obama to be president that McCain or Romney.

I think the socialist strategy the Democrats have used is starting to pay off. They go to blacks, and tell them if they don’t vote for them, slavery and segregation will come back. The go to hispanics, and promise amnesty. They tell women that men are mistreating them, and they will put a stop to it. They go to homosexuals and promise to make everyone love and agree with them. On top of that, they promise free things to everyone, and someone else will pay for them.

The middle class, the bastion of conservativism, has been gutted, all according to plan. The sad part is that Republicans have helped Democrats do it by playing nice and letting them set the rules and frame the debate.

Recently Rand Paul met with some black pastors who told him asking for an ID at the polls is offensive to blacks. Rand Paul is now against requiring voters to show an ID. John Boehner wants to ram amnesty down our throats this year.

The GOP has turned homicidal against its base.


34 posted on 05/10/2014 6:44:52 AM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: Falcon4.0

Excellent comment Falcon. You’re exactly right!


35 posted on 05/10/2014 6:48:25 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

“The chance of that government granting true freedom to the citizens is right between slim and fat.”

“Freedom, in the American sense, will not exist on this planet as long as Man rules himself.”

Both statements are absolutely and fundamentally wrong.

Government does not grant Freedom! Our government is the means to protect freedom of individuals. One should never forget that, “we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalianable rights, that among these are life, LIBERTY,” etc.

Unless man enjoys self rule, he will never be free in the sense granted by God.


36 posted on 05/10/2014 7:15:45 AM PDT by wita
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To: don-o
...Romney let Candy Crowley double team him in the debate. He should have pivoted his whole campaign the next day to put the focus on Benghazi...

Exactly. Had he done so, he would probably be President today. He was thrown a hanging curve ball right down the middle and he watched it go by for strike three.

RINOs are as gutless and feckless as the Democraps are evil.

37 posted on 05/10/2014 7:16:13 AM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: Rummyfan

Only one person can say no, O. And if he thought that saying no was a wise decision he would have held a press conference. The fact that we still don’t even know where he was tells us everything we need to know.


38 posted on 05/10/2014 7:18:43 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Rummyfan
Democrats and their media enablers openly giggle at the word "Benghazi" now. So funny, isn't it? Those provincial simpletons at Fox News are still droning on about dead Americans in Benghazi as if anybody but their drooling rubes care about it, ha-ha.

The contempt they show for these men who died is the creepiest part. It's like watching shallow kids of the 'in' high school clique dump on the nice kids. Shameful.

39 posted on 05/10/2014 7:24:37 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: Rummyfan
Bttt.

5.56mm

40 posted on 05/10/2014 7:33:13 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: OldPossum

Reasoned response, may I suggest getting involved at the local level where surely there are groups of like minded conservatives who know who the conservative candidates are and are working to get them elected. Tea Party, good place to start, John Birch Society, always on top of who and what is engaged in destroying our way of life as ordained by the Constitution, start a group yourself or find some of the former local elected officials who have had the same taste of tyrannical government and party politics you have seen. If thousands of concerned citizens sit at home you won’t know one another exists, and will continue to bask in pesimism. Read, start a class on the US Constitution, run for office, win lose or draw, you are part of the solution.

Bottom line, the Republican Party locally has a platform that reflects conservative values, read it, support it, and do not whatever you do abandon the principled party, only you can hold candidates responsible for the destruction many of them seem willing to cause. Don’t blame losses on voter fraud, be a watch dog man the polls, there are rules in place in most states to control mischief at the polls, do your part. You are this very minute missing out on a very important primary election where ever you live.

Fail to vote and you get exactly what you deserve. Fail to vote and you saddle others, with your negativity, and more than likely at least two years of a democrat candidate who really knows how to destroy freedom. Bow out of life, and your are essentially bowing down to your masters the democrats, and those who are not in your camp get the same dose. Get in the game!!!


41 posted on 05/10/2014 7:34:38 AM PDT by wita
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; pepsionice
It’s a very demoralizing campaign ad for the Democrats. You have some building set upon by vandals, hooligans, and terrorists...you call for help from the only source possible....and they do nothing. Perhaps in the background, one voice suggesting maybe they should call for the French.

One simple thirty-second commercial...destroys the 2016 election for the Democrat running for President, five or six Democratic Senators, and really puts the news media in an awkward position.

3 posted on May 10, 2014 at 4:48:32 AM EDT by pepsionice

There’d have to be someone with stones running ... perhaps Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin or Trey Gowdy, but the chances of that are right between slim and none. No, someone like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio or some other moderate Ripon GOP governor will be the nominee and will be scared to death to run that ad. The geniuses that ran the McCain, Romney and Bush 2000 campaigns will be in charge, again.
If in fact the Democrats boycott these hearings, the issue of what kind of Republican will be nominated in ’16 might very well be as much of an issue in the hearings as whether a Democrat can be trusted in the oval office.

Romney’s decision to punt on Benghazi in the third debate isn’t likely to look particularly statesmanlike when this investigation is done.


42 posted on 05/10/2014 8:18:15 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Rummyfan

One of the head ‘Rats, either Pelosi or Reid, was shown on TV claiming that at least two of the families (of the four dead) want the investigation to be closed down. Of course the two were not identified and the statement is almost certainly false. Huckabee knows from personal contact that at least two families are anxious for the investigation to continue.


43 posted on 05/10/2014 12:12:42 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: TheGipperWasRight

If you are right and you can’t beat Santa now, then the next box is the only option.
I noticed Rand when he was setting up to run in ‘16 was a little too diplomatic towards the dems when he spoke to the press.
The gutting of the middle class is almost done, everybody is afraid they are going to lose their job, but I still find it hard to believe that so many believe in fairy tales.
I had hoped that there were a few more Americans left but you are most likely right. A people who believe in nothing will fall for anything.
I guess when the financial collapse comes we will see who is who.


44 posted on 05/10/2014 1:07:01 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: wita

Sorry for the late response. Been out. Saturday, you know.

Thank you for the most helpful suggestions. There is an active Tea Party in my rural county. It seems that tt would be a good place to start.

I admit to being very discouraged by the proliferation of the low-information voters who are in the process of destroying this country. Maybe I do need some attitude adjustment and folks at the Tea Party might help with it.


45 posted on 05/10/2014 2:02:55 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum

I always like to refer to the experience of the Prophet Elisha, When his servant asks, “Alas, my master how shall we do?”

The answer is found in 2 Kings, Chapter 6 verse 16.


46 posted on 05/11/2014 4:22:38 AM PDT by wita
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To: don-o

Had the same exact feeling at that moment, don-o.

I realized it was a pivot point in the campaign, and one I thought could be overcome.

But Romney never pressed the advantage, then, or later.

Up to that night I had real hope we would oust Hussein.

After that, I hoped in vain for the GOP to win.


47 posted on 05/11/2014 4:44:51 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: pepsionice

It certainly could be done, and it should be done...


48 posted on 05/18/2014 1:29:52 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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