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ACTIVISM ALERT -- CALL DASCHLE NOW --RNC Chmn Racicot Decries Daschle's Eve of War Attack on Pres
National Republican Committee ^ | 17 March 2003 | Marc Racicot , Chairman

Posted on 03/18/2003 9:05:36 AM PST by PhiKapMom

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2003

RNC Chairman Racicot Decries Daschle's Eve of War Attack on President

WASHINGTON - Marc Racicot, Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), today issued the following statement in response to Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), who on the eve of war attempted to gain partisan advantage by blaming President Bush for potential war casualties:

“As President Bush, our Commander in Chief, addresses the grave and serious threats we face at home and abroad, it is disheartening and shameful for Senator Daschle, who has previously advocated and authorized the use of force in Iraq, to now blame America first. I urge all Americans to reject such divisive and brazen political posturing.”

The following is the statement by Senator Tom Daschle that Chairman Racicot is calling him on:

SENATOR TOM DASCHLE: “I’m Saddened, Saddened That This President Failed So Miserably At Diplomacy That We’re Now Forced To War. Saddened That We Have To Give Up One Life Because This President Couldn’t Create The Kind Of Diplomatic Effort That Was So Critical For Our Country.” (Senator Tom Daschle, Remarks At International Association Of Firefighters Conference, 3/17/03)


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Foreign Affairs; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: antibush; daschle; hyprocrite; liar; rat
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Please contact Senator Tom Daschle's office and demand he resign as Minority Leader after this statement. Since the RATs went after Trent Lott for his statement that pales in comparision to Daschle, it is only fair that Daschle step down as Minority Leader within the next 48 hours!

Daschle, Thomas - (D - SD)
509 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2321
Web Form: daschle.senate.gov/webform.html

1 posted on 03/18/2003 9:05:36 AM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: Brandonmark; Alex P. Keaton; MeeknMing; JohnHuang2; Dog Gone; Dog; isthisnickcool; OKSooner; VOA; ..
Please take action TODAY and let Sen Daschle know that he no longer should remain as Minority Leader with his devisive statement on the eve of WAR!!!!!
2 posted on 03/18/2003 9:07:06 AM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
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To: da_toolman
PING
3 posted on 03/18/2003 9:08:57 AM PST by phasma proeliator (it's better to die with honor than to live without it.)
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To: All
Just let mr. commie know that "as the son of a victim of terrorism, I am offended by his remarks and will support every effort to see that he never sets foot on Capital Hill again".
4 posted on 03/18/2003 9:13:01 AM PST by okkev68
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To: PhiKapMom
My thoughts exactly! Daschle, and his self-righteous pitiful self should resign his seat in the Senate and slink off to SD if they will have him. He is a despicable example of leadership in time of conflict. If he were dying of thirst he would not be worthy of the spit in my mouth.

Gwjack

5 posted on 03/18/2003 9:13:40 AM PST by gwjack
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To: PhiKapMom
I just called his office and let the girl that answered know how displeased with his comment I was. She was nice and said she would pass it on. Sure hope she does!
6 posted on 03/18/2003 9:13:44 AM PST by maeng
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To: PhiKapMom
Has there been any statement from the group to which Daschle was speaking to when he made the statement? Wasn't it a firefighters group? I bet they won't endorse that type statement in the least.
7 posted on 03/18/2003 9:13:57 AM PST by deport (The Truth doesn't need a gift to be known.....)
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Just let mr. commie know that "as the son of a victim of terrorism, I am offended by his remarks and will support every effort to see that he never sets foot on Capital Hill again".
8 posted on 03/18/2003 9:14:11 AM PST by okkev68
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To: PhiKapMom
Text of my message to Dass-hole:

Senator, you couldn't negotiate your way out of a paper bag. I urge you to resign as minority leader. You are unpatriotic, a partisan dupe, and a disgrace to the United States of America. Where do you get the unmitigated gall to say what you said about President Bush at such a critical juncture in our efforts to rid the world of monsters like Saddam Hussein? Wise up and shut up or get out of the U.S Senate.

9 posted on 03/18/2003 9:14:51 AM PST by stanz
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To: PhiKapMom
I've called his office, e-mailed him, e-mailed Fox, CNN, Drudge. Contrast the following Daschle remarks in '98: In 1998, Clinton passed the Iraqi Liberation Act which called for regime change, but decided to bomb Serbia instead. Daschle supported that resolution by saying the following:

"Look, we have exhausted virtually our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that, what other option is there but to force them to do so? ... The answer is, we don't have another option. We have got to force them to comply, and we are doing so militarily."

And what is Daschle saying now? Now that we have a Republican in the White House who is finally going to do what Clinton should have done ten years ago? Daschle says that he’s “.. saddened that this president failed so miserably at diplomacy that we’re now forced to go to war.” Wow, that’s quite a switch from his Clinton era pronouncements, isn’t it?

Daschle goes even further. He is getting on the bandwagon early to lay the blame squarely at the feet of George Bush for any fatalities American troops may suffer. Daschle doesn’t blame Hussein for failing to live up to his agreement to disarm. He blames Bush for responding to Hussein’s failures and threats. (credit Neil Boortz today). I've told Daschle that when we are at war, and for those of us with family members in harm's way in Iraq, we deserve better representation and demand an explanation for his distasteful partisanship. We will remember at re-election time.


10 posted on 03/18/2003 9:16:48 AM PST by Peach
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To: PhiKapMom
dear daschle... please keep talking ... it's nice to see you bury yourself and your party with your tongue ... it's up to the voters of sdakota to rid us of this menace
11 posted on 03/18/2003 9:17:29 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: PhiKapMom; All
I just filled out the web form on his site. I also told him he should first apologize to the President and then resign from the senate. I am very angry and very disgusted and appalled. I hope everyone is!!!!!!! Don't let this coward and liar get a pass on this, freepers.
12 posted on 03/18/2003 9:22:36 AM PST by Wait4Truth (God Bless our President!)
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To: PhiKapMom
I wish these letters would actually be ready by this scum! my letter to dopehead:

"I regret that I have only one life to give for my country"
to paraphrase a true American Hero.

To quote a true socialist swine:
"“I’m Saddened, Saddened That This President Failed So Miserably At Diplomacy That We’re Now Forced To War. Saddened That We Have To Give Up One Life Because This President Couldn’t Create The Kind Of Diplomatic Effort That Was So Critical For Our Country.”

It is time for you to resign and get off the airwaves. Having to see, let alone listen to you, clinton, and carter speak out AGAINST the United States of America (NOT the union of socialist states you dream of) makes me ill.
13 posted on 03/18/2003 9:22:59 AM PST by steplock ( http://www.spadata.com)
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To: PhiKapMom
Thanks PKMom, I sent the jerk a short letter. :)

Let's Roll!
14 posted on 03/18/2003 9:24:24 AM PST by blackie
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To: PhiKapMom; EBUCK; BOBTHENAILER; blackie; madfly; WaterDragon
We need to get some SD Freepers to check out the availibility of billboards on the interstates in SD.

Then, we can put up messages on those billboards that will let the slime balls who keep voting for Da$$hole that we will not tolerate them and him any longer.

Ebuck coordinated the F.I.R.E. bill boards for Oregon last year and in Arizonia this year. These billboards put the blame of the fires in 2002 on the shoulders of the enviral whackos.

We need some local SD Freepers to check out the billboards and to coordinate signs to nail Da$$hole.

There is enough talent on Free Republic to come with simple and hard hitting messages for those billboards.

Phone calls to Da$$hole will not help.

The billboards and a boycott of SD products, treat them like the traitor French will get his attention. Time to expose him and his voters to the power of "You can't do that anymore without consequences!"

If some SD Freepers can coordinate this, we will raise the funds for the billboards.
15 posted on 03/18/2003 9:27:28 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: PhiKapMom
Don't waste your time just writing Daschle. Send letters to the editors of all the newspapers of the sorry state that elected him. This link is to the clipping service of South Dakota's Newspaper Association and will distribute your comments to every paper in the state:
clipping@sdna.com
16 posted on 03/18/2003 9:28:05 AM PST by Sefton
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To: Peach
Contrast the following Daschle remarks in '98: In 1998, Clinton passed the Iraqi Liberation Act which called for regime change, but decided to bomb Serbia instead. Daschle supported that resolution by saying the following:

"Look, we have exhausted virtually our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that, what other option is there but to force them to do so? ... The answer is, we don't have another option. We have got to force them to comply, and we are doing so militarily."

And what is Daschle saying now? Now that we have a Republican in the White House who is finally going to do what Clinton should have done ten years ago? Daschle says that he’s “.. saddened that this president failed so miserably at diplomacy that we’re now forced to go to war.” Wow, that’s quite a switch from his Clinton era pronouncements, isn’t it?

BUMP!

17 posted on 03/18/2003 9:28:48 AM PST by Snowy (My golden retriever can lick your honor student)
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To: steplock
Here's what I sent the jerk:

Senator Daschle;

Your continuing attacks on George W. Bush are despicable, you should be ashamed of yourself! Is this all that you Democrats have left, what has my ex-party come to.
You, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton will go down in history as examples of whining out of touch cretins.
You guys are rushing the demise of the once great Democrat Party!

A recovering liberal,
XXXXX XXXXX
Eugene, Oregon

18 posted on 03/18/2003 9:31:32 AM PST by blackie
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To: PhiKapMom
I sent a blazing e-mail. After submitting this message came up on his site.....

"If the President decides that force is the only remaining option to disarm Saddam Hussein, Democrats and Republicans will be unanimous in our strong support for our troops and for ensuring that they have all the tools and resources needed to be successful."

"If the United States does act militarily against Iraq, it is important that we continue diplomacy to pull together the broadest coalition to aid our efforts during and after the military conflict. America will need the support of our allies to rebuild Iraq once Saddam’s regime is toppled. We must begin working immediately with the United Nations and our friends around the world to delineate the principles that will guide our reconstruction efforts."

19 posted on 03/18/2003 9:31:37 AM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Snowy
Thanks for the bump. He supported all out war with Iraq to achieve regime change in 1998. He admitted in 1998 that diplomacy under Clinton had failed. I've sent his '98 comments to everyone I can think of. Additional suggestions appreciated.
20 posted on 03/18/2003 9:33:04 AM PST by Peach
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To: PhiKapMom
Text of email that I sent (as a SD voter):

Senator Daschle-
I had thought that my opinion of you could not be dropped any lower than it was after your previous ill-informed tirades, your complete and total obstruction of any action taken by MY President, and your hypocritical actions- saying one thing for the DC crowd and another back here in South Dakota. I was wrong.

Your disgusting attack on MY President yesterday, just as our troops are preparing to engage the enemy, was one of the worst things I have ever witnessed.

the diplomacy failed because of the French, and all responsibility for this war sits in the lap of Saddam Hussein. This war is not something that we rushed into- how can you say that 12 years worth of last chances is failed diplomacy on the part of the US?

Perhaps if your idol, Mr. Clinton, had been more interested in taking care of the problems that were present when he was in the office (instead of lobbing a few missiles when he needed to distract the country from his reprehensible behavior) Mr. Bush would not have this mess to deal with. If I recall correctly, you fully supported that approach when it was used.

In the future, please stand aside and let the adults do what they need to do. If you must whine, do so in private so that you quit causing the fine people of our state to be ashamed of their Senator.

Sincerely,
Joshua M. Kolakowski
21 posted on 03/18/2003 9:33:06 AM PST by ThinkingMan (Maybe someday I can ride in one of those black helicopters!)
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To: PhiKapMom
The Dems really are clueless....
22 posted on 03/18/2003 9:33:09 AM PST by ken5050
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To: Sefton
Just sent them a letter to the editor regarding Daschle's remarks in '98 supporting regime change and admitting diplomacy had failed at that time. Expose him for the hypocrite he is. I just wish Ari today had read these comments!
23 posted on 03/18/2003 9:34:08 AM PST by Peach
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To: Peach
I e-mailed Dass-hole last night with a message almost word for word the same as yours. I was so angry my hands were shaking as I typed!
My family is from South Dakota. My brother is in the Army Reserve and was called-up a month ago. I have been angry with Dass-hole before, but never this angry. I will make it my personal mission to do anything I can to disrupt his re-election plans!
24 posted on 03/18/2003 9:34:13 AM PST by Pardon Me
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To: PhiKapMom
Here's what Ijsut sent in on his web-form:

You are a disgrace, Mr. Daschle, and should step down from your post as Minority Leader immediately. While our brave military members are about to put their lives on the line for our freedom, the least you could do would be to keep your mouth shut if you can't find it in yourself to be supportive of your Commander-in-chief.
25 posted on 03/18/2003 9:34:56 AM PST by memcindoe
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BUMP!!!!!
26 posted on 03/18/2003 9:35:14 AM PST by Snowy (My golden retriever can lick your honor student)
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To: PhiKapMom
Incredible. What a worm this man is.
27 posted on 03/18/2003 9:35:20 AM PST by skeeter (Fac ut vivas)
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To: PhiKapMom
My letter to Mr. Daschle:

To the Honorable Mr. Daschle,

As the spouse of a servicemember who is currently serving in Qatar, I am appalled by your recent condemnation of President Bush. The responsibility of this war should fully be placed on Saddam Hussein. After the first Gulf War, he himself agreed to disarm in lieu of stepping down from power. Yet, after twelve years of diplomacy, he has not complied with UN mandates.


As well, the UN itself must accept responsibility for Saddam's reluctance to submit to the world's demands. Countries like France and Germany, who put forth empty promises of retaliation for noncompliance, only serve to fuel a dictator such as Hussein by leading him to believe consequences for his choices will never be carried out.


Again, I am greatly disgusted at your assessment of the situation. At a time when the UN's diplomacy has failed, you are following the lead of France and Germany and putting our troops at further risk by openly spouting such twisted logic. Such statements serve only to bolster Hussein's defiance and place our faithful servicemembers in greater danger.


There is one person solely responsible for this conflict, and that is Saddam Hussein. Please stop the political posturing and put our nation and military forces ahead of your own ambitions.

28 posted on 03/18/2003 9:35:27 AM PST by Snicker'sMom
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To: PhiKapMom
Won't happen because his (Daschle's) comment doesn't involve a minority.

< shrug > It's the truth.
29 posted on 03/18/2003 9:36:26 AM PST by FourtySeven
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BUMP!
30 posted on 03/18/2003 9:38:20 AM PST by Snowy (My golden retriever can lick your honor student)
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To: PhiKapMom
BUMP!!
31 posted on 03/18/2003 9:39:08 AM PST by sissyjane
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To: Pardon Me
Ditto everything you said, Pardon Me. I was shaking this morning, myself, with anger. I have a step-son overseas in harm's way and we deserve better than this. I've told Daschle's office that when I called, but I want to see his feet held to the fire. How dare he?
32 posted on 03/18/2003 9:40:10 AM PST by Peach
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To: Snicker'sMom
good letter
33 posted on 03/18/2003 9:41:17 AM PST by eyespysomething
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To: All
BUMP!
34 posted on 03/18/2003 9:41:33 AM PST by Snowy (My golden retriever can lick your honor student)
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To: PhiKapMom
My message to Dashhhhhullll, the very empty hull:

"You come across as duplicitous, self-serving, foggy-headed, contradictory, VERY VAIN, bwitch Shrillary's lap-dog, treasonous, Communistic and generally a very pathetic embarrassment to South Dakota and the US OF A. Besides that, Janet Reno dresses you funny."
35 posted on 03/18/2003 9:42:03 AM PST by Quix (MARCH BIBLE CODES DIGEST LATEST RESEARCH COMPARES WAR AND PEACE VS BIBLE W SURPRISES 4 BOTH SIDES)
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To: All
Needs another bump!
36 posted on 03/18/2003 9:43:26 AM PST by Snowy (My golden retriever can lick your honor student)
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To: PhiKapMom
Well, Racicot sure is getting stern.

[/sarcasm]

37 posted on 03/18/2003 9:44:51 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: PhiKapMom
i send him weekly notes on how despicable he is - and i end each note by asking him to hurry up and die so i can piss on his grave - oddly enough he hasn't responded back - but most importantly he refuses to honor my request - though i do plan on waiting the little pissant out
38 posted on 03/18/2003 9:45:46 AM PST by marlin
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To: Snowy
bump
39 posted on 03/18/2003 9:48:54 AM PST by woodyinscc
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To: PhiKapMom
Another approach:




Dear Senator Frist,

I would address this to your colleague, Senator Daschle, if I thought he would even be made aware of it, but he does not acknowledge or respond to communications from anyone whose vote he cannot obtain.

I am shocked, saddened, and embarassed that this small-minded man actually represents even a small part of this great country. His recent comments about the President were no less than shameful, and I believe that a motion of censure for his recent intemperate remarks to the AFSCME is fully justified and in order.

I find it outrageous that at this particular, perilous time, he chooses to provide aid and comfort to our enemies, and actually contributes to the atmosphere of equivocation and appeasement that leads our adversary to believe that he can continue to avoid the consequences of his defiance.

I believe that a formal rebuke from the Senate is appropriate, along with a new resolution of support for our troops, our allies in this military effort, and for the President who has faced the situation and taken the appropriate action.

I hope you will sponsor both of these actions, because I believe that both are necessary. And since Mr. Daschle ignores the people that he insults so blithely, I hope you will personally convey to him my antipathy and disgust. I assure you that both are widely shared.

/signed/

Memphis, TN
40 posted on 03/18/2003 9:49:28 AM PST by MainFrame65
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To: deport
The group was AFSCME, the government employees union. They probably loved it.
41 posted on 03/18/2003 9:51:38 AM PST by MainFrame65
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To: PhiKapMom
My email to him stated that he was in the same class as the Dixie Chicks..... A LOSER!
42 posted on 03/18/2003 9:55:28 AM PST by Capt_Hank
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To: PhiKapMom
"I'm saddened that Sen. Daschle failed so miserably at protecting this country that we are now forced into war,"
43 posted on 03/18/2003 9:56:12 AM PST by kcvl
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To: PhiKapMom
I couldn't believe my eyes and ears when he spewed that vile yesterday. He's constantly sticking his foot in his mouth but this is definitely the most disgusting. He should be thankful he wasn't an Iraqi citizen saying that about his leader.

Yes, emails and phone calls to the media but I still hope he keeps spouting off. I said in another post, his political career will be as short as SH's.
44 posted on 03/18/2003 9:56:51 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: ImpBill; All
These links for SD media outlets were posted last night by ImpBill:

Here are a number of links. The largest newspaper and a few of the TV stations. Good Luck.

http://www.argusleader.com/

http://www.ksfy.com/

http://www.kelotv.com/

http://www.ksoo.com/ - Talk Radio Station in Sioux Falls

I can't tell you how frustrating it is to have Tommy Bin-D'Aschole as our Senator. He is a vile and disgusting piece of Tom Harkin dung ... PERIOD!


211 posted on 03/17/2003 10:48 PM CST by ImpBill ("You are either with US or against US!")

45 posted on 03/18/2003 9:57:14 AM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
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To: PhiKapMom
The little weeny has his phone off the hook!
46 posted on 03/18/2003 9:58:57 AM PST by MistrX
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To: mtbopfuyn
Just posted the links to some SD media outlets that ImpBill provided when these remarks of Daschle were sent out by the Republican National Committee Research Department!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/867244/posts?q=1&&page=151 (Blame America First! On the Eve of War Daschle Tries to Gain Partisan Advantage)
47 posted on 03/18/2003 9:59:42 AM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
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To: PhiKapMom
Big FAT BUMP!!
48 posted on 03/18/2003 10:01:17 AM PST by sissyjane
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To: blackie
'I sent the jerk a short letter.'
I think what you really mean is:
I sent the short jerk a letter.
49 posted on 03/18/2003 10:07:13 AM PST by duckman (ta ra ra boom de ay, lets bomb SADDAM today.)
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To: MainFrame65
YOU GO! That's GREAT. I really think that insulting him in emails will get us nothing. The best offense is to juxtapose the then/now comments. How can he deny the words that came out of his own mouth?
He is going to be SO SORRY he ever said what he said yesterday. You think the Dixie Chicks got slapped... I can't wait to watch this! I just hope the Republican Senators aren't too gentlemanly/chicken to take this on.
50 posted on 03/18/2003 10:10:37 AM PST by kimchi lover (When will the left learn that Bush is NOT the enemy?)
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