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Dick Morris: Bill Clinton assaulted me (Claims Hillary intervened ....)
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 12, 2003, 5:00 p.m. Eastern | WorldNetDaily.com

Posted on 06/12/2003 4:25:22 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative

ALL THE EX-PRESIDENT'S SCANDALS

Dick Morris: Bill Clinton assaulted me
Claims Hillary intervened after then-governor threw him to floor

© 2003 WorldNetDaily.com

Bill Clinton's former adviser Dick Morris claims the ex-president physically assaulted him and was prepared to throw a punch before Hillary Clinton intervened during a confrontation in the Arkansas governor's mansion in May 1990.

"Bill ran after me, tackled me, threw me to the floor of the kitchen in the mansion and cocked his fist back to punch me," Morris says in an open letter to Mrs. Clinton published by National Review Online.

Morris wrote the letter to challenge Mrs. Clinton's contention in her book "Living History" that he was reluctant to assist the Clintons in the congressional election of 1994 because of difficulties working with their staff.

The real reason for his reluctance, Morris says, is "that Bill Clinton had tried to beat me up in May of 1990 as he, you, [campaign staffer] Gloria Cabe, and I were together in the Arkansas governor's mansion."

Morris tells Mrs. Clinton, "At the time, Bill was worried that he was falling behind his Democratic primary opponent and verbally assaulted me for not giving his campaign the time he felt it deserved. Offended by his harsh tone, I turned and stalked out of the room."

That's when the governor tackled him from behind and prepared to punch him, Morris says.

"You grabbed his arm," he writes to Mrs. Clinton, "and, yelling at him to stop and get control of himself, pulled him off me. Then you walked me around the grounds of the mansion in the minutes after, with your arm around me, saying, 'He only does that to people he loves.'"

Morris says he continued to work for the governor until the 1990 election out of a sense of responsibility, but "our relationship was never close and never the same."

He claims that when the story threatened to surface again during the 1992 presidential campaign, Mrs. Clinton told him to "say it never happened."

Morris accuses Mrs. Clinton of "inventing a conversation" to back her version of events in "Living History."

The former Clinton adviser says, "You even misquote me as telling you: 'I don't like the way I was treated, Hillary. People were so mean to me.'

"As you know," Morris writes, "I never said anything of the sort. I had, in fact, no experience in dealing with either your staff or the president's at that point, and had not yet met Leon Panetta or George Stephanopoulos. My prior dealing with Harold Ickes had been 25 years earlier."

Morris doesn't explain in his letter why he later was willing to become Bill Clinton's chief strategist, helping the president win re-election in 1996. Morris was forced to resign shortly after the Democratic convention that year, however, after media reported his extramarital affair with a prostitute with whom he allegedly shared White House secrets.


Dick Morris


Bill Clinton


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: billclinton; dickmorris; hillaryclinton; rapist; thug
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1 posted on 06/12/2003 4:25:23 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative
Bill Clinton's former adviser Dick Morris claims the ex-president physically assaulted him....

There's something to like about everyone...even Bill Clinton.

2 posted on 06/12/2003 4:27:52 PM PDT by The Hon. Galahad Threepwood
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To: Paleo Conservative
Ahhhhhhhh!!!

Space Herpes!!

3 posted on 06/12/2003 4:28:06 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Paleo Conservative
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/927623/posts

Setting the Record Straight (An open letter to Hillary Clinton)
4 posted on 06/12/2003 4:29:22 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Paleo Conservative
""our relationship was never close and never the same."

Sure could have fooled me. Morris was Clinton's #2 cheerleader, right behind Serpanthead.

5 posted on 06/12/2003 4:31:25 PM PDT by holyscroller
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To: Paleo Conservative
That would have been the ugly, uncoordinated, slap-fight to end all ugly, uncoordinated, slap fights. Neither one of those guys strikes me as much of an athlete or school-yard brawler. I expect there would have been scratching, hair-pulling and wheezing.
6 posted on 06/12/2003 4:32:26 PM PDT by el_chupacabra (AMDG)
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To: Paleo Conservative
But the toesucker worked to get him re-elected twice. No sympathy, dickie. You are responsible for the clintbilly years.

I trust your conversion is real; but am waiting for confession, not accusations.

7 posted on 06/12/2003 4:34:13 PM PDT by mombonn (Have you prayed for our President yet today?)
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To: Paleo Conservative
You can say that Morris has sour grapes over his firing because of the toe sucking/prostitute scandel but at the same time Slick Willie was getting serviced by sluts too.

I tend to beleive Morris over a Clinton any day.
8 posted on 06/12/2003 4:34:21 PM PDT by submarinerswife
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To: Paleo Conservative
the classic enabler -- hillary -- in an alcoholic family.
9 posted on 06/12/2003 4:36:13 PM PDT by liberalnot (what democrats fear the most is democracy .)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Not a whole lot of sympathy for Morris - he did return to the campaign after that, and he did help the Clintons after that, and he did cover up the story after that.

Clinton is very fortunate in the number of people who are willing to "roll over" for him (in Web Hubbell's phrase). Al Capone had the same quality...perhaps for the same reason...

10 posted on 06/12/2003 4:36:26 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: The Hon. Galahad Threepwood
"Bill Clinton's former adviser Dick Morris claims the ex-president physically assaulted him....

There's something to like about everyone...even Bill Clinton."

Darn, just when I thought I totally hated him, out comes some redeeming item.

11 posted on 06/12/2003 4:37:04 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Paleo Conservative
Bill Clinton has a history of violent behavior. He assaulted Juanita Broderick, too. He tried to force himself on Kathleen Willy. Exposing himself to Paula Jones is a form of sexual assault. He gets a free pass from Liberal America. They even want him to be the next NYC mayor. Degenerate hypocrites who supposedly support women's rights.
12 posted on 06/12/2003 4:37:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY (((There is nothing phonier than a Liberal)))
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To: Paleo Conservative
"You grabbed his arm," he writes to Mrs. Clinton, "and, yelling at him to stop and get control of himself, pulled him off me. Then you walked me around the grounds of the mansion in the minutes after, with your arm around me, saying, 'He only does that to people he loves.'"

He probably said the same thing to Juanita Broderick.

13 posted on 06/12/2003 4:37:27 PM PDT by Euro-American Scum
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To: Paleo Conservative
Are you sure this didn't come from BSNN?
14 posted on 06/12/2003 4:37:52 PM PDT by demkicker ((I wanna kick some commie butt))
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To: Paleo Conservative; Mia T; Alamo-Girl
There was a former political adviser of Clinton's interviewed by Brian Lamb on C-SPAN's Booknotes a couple of weeks ago. He talked about this assault by Clinton on Morris. Apparently he talked to the press about it at the time. Everybody associated with the Clintons denied it, and the Clintons had nothing further to do with the guy.

That adviser said this a couple of weeks ago. Morris has apparently just confirmed the adviser's account.

15 posted on 06/12/2003 4:39:55 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: Euro-American Scum
Put some ice on it, Dick.
16 posted on 06/12/2003 4:41:43 PM PDT by breakem
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To: All
It was Raymond Strother, Falling Up: How a Redneck Helped Invent Political Consulting . Here's a link to the transcript.
17 posted on 06/12/2003 4:42:50 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: All
From that transcript:

STROTHER: This is one of the -- this is a story that really conflicted me. Toward the end of my relationship with Clinton, Clinton was playing Hamlet. He couldn`t decide if he wanted to run for president or run for governor. And he knew if he ran for governor, he had to say that he wasn`t going to run for president. I mean, there was almost no question about that. So he was conflicted himself.

And we had a heated argument one night -- not argument, but a big discussion, about five of us in the room. It started about 10:00 o`clock at night and went to about 2:00 o`clock in the morning. And Clinton has a ferocious temper and finally was insulting to me. I felt insulted, anyway. Plus, I was tired. And I`m not good after about 11:00 o`clock at night anyway. I get up very early to write.

So I said, Governor, I`m too old to be spoken to like this. And I`m going to go to my hotel, and in the morning, we`ll meet again when we can civilly talk, and I`ll come back. And I got up and walked out, went to bed. I went to my hotel and went to bed.

And about, I don`t know, an hour later, the phone rings and it`s Dick Morris. He`s weeping -- Oh, my God. I said, What`s wrong, Dick? He said, Clinton beat me up. I said, Well, he beat me up, too, I said, but I got up and left. He said, I tried to do the same thing you did, but he beat me up. I said, What do you mean, Dick? He said, He knocked me to the floor and knocked me into a table, broke a lamp and was sitting on me, hitting me. And Hillary had to pull him off.

And he said, What should I do? I said, It`s simple, Dick. Get out of Little Rock immediately. He said, He owes me money. I said, Dick, I said, he owes me money, too, but I wouldn`t go back to the mansion. He`ll pay you the money. Clinton`s a very honorable man about money and all that. That`s -- there was never a question Clinton was going to pay his debt. He said, I don`t know. He said, I can`t do that.

So anyway, I knew at that point that Clinton was not going to sit and have a civil conversation with me the next morning, so I got up very early, went out and caught an airplane back to Washington. And Dick Morris went back to the mansion. He and Clinton sort of made up. But then when Clinton ran for president, he didn`t hire Dick Morris. In fact, he got rid of all of us. Everybody who had been around him before was removed. I don`t know if he did it or the first lady did it. I`m not sure, you know, who did it. But we were all removed.

And Morris needed Clinton. We all need a big name. Clinton becomes president without Morris, but Morris wants back in the White House. And I don`t blame him. You know, that`s the -- that`s the key to everything. You know, you get in the White House, and you become a superstar -- James Carville super, Lee Atwater superstar, Karl Rove superstar. So he wanted back in, but he had this problem that the press had written about him getting beaten up by Clinton.

Well, what he -- what he did was, he wrote a book about Clinton and blamed it on me, said that I`d leaked it to the press. Well, I hadn`t leaked it to the press. The press had called me about it to have me confirm it, and I wouldn`t confirm it.

In fact, I remember Tom Edsall (ph) called me one time, and he said, Will you confirm that you were with Dick Morris and that Dick Morris got beaten up? I said, No, I can`t confirm that. He said, You weren`t there? I said, No, I absolutely was not there. He said, But Dick Morris told you about. I said, I can`t confirm that. I said, If you write that I confirmed it, I will say you`re a liar, Tom. And he`s a friend of mine, you know. We play cards and everything together. And he didn`t -- he didn`t report my name in any way associated with Bill Clinton beating up Dick Morris.

18 posted on 06/12/2003 4:47:14 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: Paleo Conservative; doug from upland
Note how the Strothers confirms how Hillary intervened.

If Clinton was capable of this, he was capable of rape.

19 posted on 06/12/2003 4:50:57 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: Paleo Conservative
This story is not news. The only thing about it that is newsworthy is that it was repeated by Morris in response to Hillarys claim about the same event in her book. I can't remember the original source for the story, but I believe it has been in at least one book, maybe more.
20 posted on 06/12/2003 4:53:53 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: Howlin; cmsgop; justshe; jwalsh07; Torie; sinkspur; DoughtyOne
You absolutely must see this..
21 posted on 06/12/2003 4:54:11 PM PDT by Jhoffa_ (Your Momma SO FAT, when she wear a "Malcom X" tee shirt, helecopters land on her back)
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To: Jhoffa_
I am kind of speechless here..

I don't know what to think about this.

Morris & WND Vs Mr. & Mrs Toon.

Wow..

22 posted on 06/12/2003 4:55:42 PM PDT by Jhoffa_ (Your Momma SO FAT, when she wear a "Malcom X" tee shirt, helecopters land on her back)
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To: Jhoffa_
These were the stories I wish had come out when they were IN office; but everybody had a vested interest.
23 posted on 06/12/2003 5:01:22 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: breakem
"...Put some ice on it, Dick..."

This is why I love/hate being a FReeper/poster. Yu'ze guys continue to read my mind! :-))

Mustang sends from "Malpaso News"
24 posted on 06/12/2003 5:01:22 PM PDT by Mustang (Evil Thrives When Good People Do Nothing!)
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To: Paleo Conservative
So Hillary says he only does that to people he loves. I'm guessing, he never did that to her then.

What a pair of fine swine bill and hill make.
25 posted on 06/12/2003 5:05:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Jhoffa_
Thank you. I believe I heard about his once before. I can't imagine doing anything other than walking right out of there and talking to the press, but then that's just me.

These two should never have come near the national public stage.
26 posted on 06/12/2003 5:06:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Mia T
The clinton legacy continues to unfold.
27 posted on 06/12/2003 5:23:22 PM PDT by Graewoulf
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To: Paleo Conservative
Wish he would have tackled me from behind. If so he NEVER would have seen the presidency .. Wrong time, wrong place .
28 posted on 06/12/2003 5:28:19 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Paleo Conservative
This is a really, really old story. I remember Morris, after he became a FNC contributer, telling this story. On FNC. I think the Big Creep was still prez at the time.

Maybe this is just an early sign of an impending '90's Nostalga Craze.

Next thing you know there will be a big Broadway musical hit called Spooge that will be made into a film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newtion John.
29 posted on 06/12/2003 5:51:38 PM PDT by Duke Nukum ([T]he only true mystery is that our very lives are governed by dead people.)
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To: mombonn
Morris is no real convert. He simply working
for Fox so he talks the line he knows
Fox News wants to hear.
Morris is a snake and should not be trusted
by anyone. Morris is scum.
30 posted on 06/12/2003 5:59:23 PM PDT by Princeliberty
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To: Paleo Conservative
If he wanted to smoke out the truth on Bilk Linton's frenzy, he should've said, "Let me tell you about the day I kicked Bill's ass".
31 posted on 06/12/2003 6:12:42 PM PDT by Migraine (my grain is pretty straight today)
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To: Princeliberty
Dick Morris referred to President Bush as a "pu$$y" on live TV (Hannity & Colmes) -- about six months ago. I don't think he's saying what FOX News wants him to say...
32 posted on 06/12/2003 6:18:28 PM PDT by tuna_battle_slight_return (Foam is good; foam saves lives.)
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To: liberalnot
This little episode makes me wonder if she was abused - or else why would she say "he only does this to people he loves". Of course, I guess this is only relevant if he really loved her - or ever loved her.
33 posted on 06/12/2003 6:29:04 PM PDT by CyberAnt ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
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To: CyberAnt
The ones he doesn't 'love' (BARF) get to meet the hit squad.
34 posted on 06/12/2003 6:41:00 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ
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To: CyberAnt
hillary's the enabler.

apparently bill her lover does things that turns her on.

i was listening to shawn the other day and he had a clip of an interview with broaddrick and she detailed how hillary came up to shake her hand, intro herself to her, but hung onto broadderick's hand, saying something to the effect "i appreciate all that you do for bill".

broaddrick said that hillary's comments sent chills up and down her back. it revealed that hillary knew that bill had raped her and approved of it.

hillary revealed a vicarious approval of broaddrick's rape.
35 posted on 06/12/2003 6:43:18 PM PDT by liberalnot (what democrats fear the most is democracy .)
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To: Paleo Conservative
 

Other people Klinton Assaulted


36 posted on 06/12/2003 6:52:10 PM PDT by Ramtek57
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To: liberalnot
You said: "broaddrick said that hillary's comments sent chills up and down her back. it revealed that hillary knew that bill had raped her and approved of it"

I agree partly - I really don't think Bill confessed to Hil about raping Juanita - I do think he told Hil he and Juanita had had sex.
37 posted on 06/12/2003 7:26:52 PM PDT by CyberAnt ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
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To: Ed_in_NJ
Exactly!
38 posted on 06/12/2003 7:27:38 PM PDT by CyberAnt ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Is that a cold sore on his lip or was he caught at a time when his herpes was acting up ?
39 posted on 06/12/2003 7:32:47 PM PDT by John Lenin (Government does not solve problems, it subsidizes them)
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To: Ramtek57
One would think that real menfolk in these women's lives would have run that rapist's finger up his own, after his hands had been crushed at the ends of broken arms. Even hillbillies understand that message. He's some 6'3", but no gentleman allows even an Att'y Gen., governor, or ex-president to assault a lady in his life.

Amoral people around psychopaths create messes others must live with. Too bad a AST or SS who saw did not intervene, at least provide corroboration about the rapist-in-chief. Law enforcement officers were accomplices.
40 posted on 06/12/2003 7:34:54 PM PDT by SevenDaysInMay
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To: aristeides; doug from upland; Mia T; thinden
Out of shear luck I happened to catch most of this exchange on FNC (live).

First of all, Dick Morris is peddling a book due out soon and that was the major reason he was being interviewed. However, Dick Morris mentioned lots of things in this brief interview that were very damaging to Clinton: the nuke development project in North Korea reported in 1998 by the ComPost and NY Slimes; he mentioned WTC bombing in 1993 and how Clinton never visited it; he mentioned Ramzi Youseff (sp) and Project Bojinka; he started to mention the OKC bombing but was cut off due to time.

I think Morris knows where lots of the bodies are buried, so to speak. I also think he'll die in an airplane accident before the year is over.
41 posted on 06/12/2003 7:47:26 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: mombonn
....but am waiting for confession, not accusations.

Accusations are fun too!
42 posted on 06/12/2003 7:48:01 PM PDT by AdA$tra (Tagline maintenance in progress......)
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To: Paleo Conservative
"Notice the picture of Clinton WorldNetDaily.com used with this article."

I love it. . .

43 posted on 06/12/2003 8:03:34 PM PDT by cricket
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To: aristeides
"That adviser said this a couple of weeks ago. Morris has apparently just confirmed the adviser's account."

. . .but am sure this account had been disclosed by Morris 'way back when' so to speak. . .

44 posted on 06/12/2003 8:05:35 PM PDT by cricket
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To: Paleo Conservative
LOL Looks like Bill's got an outbreak of herpes or something.

I believe Morris. And may I just say "'He only does that to people he loves.'" YIKES!!!!!!!

45 posted on 06/12/2003 8:11:45 PM PDT by lawgirl (God's divine and all-knowing punishment for the Clintons: America loves George W. Bush)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; Gracey; Alamo-Girl; RottiBiz; lonevoice; bamabaseballmom; FoxGirl; Mr. Bob; ...
FoxFan ping! (Dick Morris appeared tonight on Hannity & Colmes)

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent FoxFan list.

46 posted on 06/12/2003 8:16:14 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: SevenDaysInMay
One would think that real menfolk in these women's lives would have run that rapist's finger up his own, after his hands had been crushed at the ends of broken arms.

The husband of one woman who was a Clinton victim, an Arkansas lawyer, told Slick that if he ever got near his wife again he would kill him. Clinton stumbled out an apology rather than a denial and never bothered her again.

47 posted on 06/12/2003 8:16:32 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all things that need to be done need to be done by the government.)
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To: GVNR; conspiratoristo; dubyaismypresident; Pontiac; Commiewatcher; GOP_Lady; mountaineer; ...
Must read! (x-42 beat up Dick Morris in 1990!)
48 posted on 06/12/2003 8:21:22 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Paleo Conservative
Bill Clinton and Dick Morris.

A tale of two dicks.
49 posted on 06/12/2003 8:30:16 PM PDT by exit82 ( All I have needed, Thy hand has provided. Great is Thy faithfulness,Lord,unto me.)
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To: Euro-American Scum
'He only does that to people he loves. you little girly boy you'" Next time don't give him that mess of you having a headache. He does not cotton to that too well weinie Dick.
50 posted on 06/12/2003 8:37:06 PM PDT by TexKat
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