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Camp Casey Memorial Stolen
Lone Star Iconoclast ^ | Sept. 15, 2005 | Deborah Mathews

Posted on 09/15/2005 5:09:45 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult

CRAWFORD — The Camp Casey Memorial on Prairie Chapel Road was removed by thieves earlier today. Not a single item is left at the memorial site.

Crew members working for McLennan County said they witnessed items being removed by an unidentified individual and contacted their office to inform commissioners.

Upon arrival at Camp Casey, honor guard members who had been at the Crawford Peace House immediately called McLennan County Sheriff’s Deputy R. Polansky to report the theft.

Among the items stolen were numerous crosses, Casey Sheehan’s boots, tents, and other items.

The 26-day vigil of Cindy Sheehan outside the Bush ranch ended with a cross-country tour to spread the anti-war message. Camp Casey became a semipermanent memorial, to remain until the Veterans For Peace organization could establish a solemn removal ceremony.

Items that remained at the Camp Casey Memorial following Sheehan’s departure were the three original tents under a pavilion, crosses of the war dead, signs, and personal items of the individuals involved. Members of the guard filed a report with the McLennan County Sheriff Office.

The three honor guard volunteers diligently listed, item by item, the belongings that were stolen from the site. Tents, pillows, signs, books, a box of literature, sleeping bags, an air mattress, flowers, plants, tarps, memorial crosses — even Casey Sheehan’s boots that stood in front of the small wooden cross bearing his name. Virtually every item that was at Camp Casey is gone.

Veterans For Peace member and honor guard volunteer Paul R. McDaniel said, “My role here was as caretaker. Now it’s gone.” Honor guard volunteer Linda Foley cried as she said, “Casey’s boots are gone! His boots are gone. You tell me that we’re not being respectful. Those crosses are probably in a trash can somewhere right now! His boots are gone. What kind of people would do that.” Honor guard member Sarah Oliver said, “His boots were one of the last things that Cindy had of Casey. I can’t believe that anyone would take something like that.”

McLennan County Commissioners road workers were in the area to post the “No Parking” signs that had been approved by the Commissioners’ Court. Those signs were on a 26-mile stretch of several roads. According to a representative of the County Commissioners’ office, the act of removing items from the ditch had nothing to do with the Commissioners and that this was done by a “private individual.”

Organizers of Camp Casey Memorial had been in contact with neighbors of the site and had informed them that the memorial was temporary and would be removed when a removal ceremony could be organized.

McDaniels said, “We have tried to be as accommodating, peaceful, and graceful as we can. We wanted them to be aware of what was going on. We also took very good care of the area with the mowing and cleaning. We wanted to erect a permanent site at the Peace House, as soon as its garden was worked on. We were going to call it the Casey Sheehan Memorial Garden.”

Following the tedious report given to the officer, honor guard members began to disassemble the poles of the pavilions tent that stood over the tent of Cindy Sheehan—the single item left at the site. One could walk through the area where the tents and crosses stood and see nothing. There was no evidence that Camp Casey had even existed.

Loading the tent poles in the back of a pickup, the three guardsmen said that they would return to the Crawford Peace House, finish a few chores there, and pack up to go home. “Someone will be there part-time to take care of the information flow,” said McDaniels.

Veterans For Peace members will continue their support of Cindy Sheehan and her efforts against the war in Iraq. There are actions planned on Sept. 24, the day that Sheehan will arrive in Washington for a protest there. Other demonstrations are planned by the group in Waco.

The three members of the Camp Casey Honor Guard stood in a circle at the site of Casey Sheehan’s cross, held hands, and wept as McDaniels offered a prayer of peace, got into their vehicles, and left Camp Casey.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: campcasey; campcindy; cindy; cindysheehan; commies; crawford; loonylefties; sheehan
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Ha! Aint that a fact!


51 posted on 09/15/2005 5:33:41 PM PDT by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Among the items stolen were numerous crosses, Casey Sheehan’s boots, tents, and other items.

"These boots are made for walkin, and that's just what they did"

52 posted on 09/15/2005 5:34:39 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
As if any of those @$$-holes even know what the word HONOR means. The spent the entire month of August demonstrating how little HONOR they, as individuals and as a group, are capable of!!

This whole "someone stole our temporary memorial" story is a giant crock of crap, too!


From the Aug. 31, 2005 AP report Anti-war mom ends vigil near president’s ranch :
"This is where I’m going to spend every August from now on,” Sheehan said as she smiled and waved through a bus window, after hugging dozens of fellow protesters.

"While dozens of protesters packed tents and anti-war banners Wednesday, a few tents remained so at least two Veterans for Peace members can keep camping there 24 hours a day until the war ends", said Carl Rising-Moore of Indianapolis."


I swear, truth is a concept these pathetic misfits are unable or unwilling to grasp!

53 posted on 09/15/2005 5:38:50 PM PDT by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: taxesareforever

Clymers act like it's some type of holy shrine. Gimmie a break.


54 posted on 09/15/2005 5:38:56 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: cripplecreek
“My role here was as caretaker. Now it’s gone.”

Doing a bang up job there genius. LOL

Quinn's first law, liberalism always generates the exact opposite of it's stated intent.

55 posted on 09/15/2005 5:39:05 PM PDT by infidel29 ("By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." --Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Lancey Howard

You beat me to it.


56 posted on 09/15/2005 5:40:32 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
“His boots were one of the last things that Cindy had of Casey.”

One of the last things she had that belonged to her deceased son and she leaves them in a ditch while she goes gallivanting around the country spewing her hate-filled lies.
57 posted on 09/15/2005 5:42:31 PM PDT by kalee
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To: kalee

This lady is trash.


58 posted on 09/15/2005 5:43:01 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: infidel29

Look at Americas communists. They always claim to stand for human rights and protecting the enviroment, yet the history of communism shows that it produces the exact opposite again and again and again.


59 posted on 09/15/2005 5:43:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Speaking of Babies, Check out this story about The Freedom Fighters that Cindy and her Left Wing Friends (A.Sharpton, J.Jackson,T.Kennedy,H.Clinton) Support and Love.

Iraq Extremists 'Booby-trap Dead Child'

News Edition: 09/15/2005

A US Army commander claims that extremist fighters in northern Iraq committed atrocities against civilians, including beheadings, torture and the booby-trapping of a murdered child's body.
The accusations by Colonel HR McMaster, commander of the 3rd Armoured Cavalry Regiment, included some of the most graphic and specific charges by an American military officer during the ongoing battle for control of Tal Afar, a city about 80 kilometres from the Syrian border that has been an insurgent stronghold.

"The enemy here did just the most horrible things you can imagine - in one case murdering a child, placing a booby trap within the child's body and waiting for the parent to come recover the body of their child and exploding it to kill the parents; beheadings and so forth," McMaster said in an interview from Tal Afar with reporters at the Pentagon.

McMaster said Tal Afar is not yet under the control of the 5,000 Iraqi government forces and 3,500 to 3,800 US troops that have been fighting together there for the past two weeks. He predicted eventual victory but said it was impossible to know how long it would take before the Iraqis can control Tal Afar by themselves.

"Is Tal Afar secure? No, it's not secure," he said. "Is the enemy on the run in Tal Afar? Yes, the enemy's on the run. And we're going to conduct some follow-on operations in the next week or so to relentlessly pursue the enemy across the city."

McMaster repeatedly condemned the tactics of the insurgents, whom he called terrorists and extremists.

"Not only were they targeting civilians, brutally murdering them, torturing them, but they were also kidnapping the youth of the city and brainwashing them and trying to turn them into hate-filled murderers," he said.

His comments came two days after the al-Qaida leader in Iraq, Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi, purportedly accused American forces of using poison gas in the Tal Afar fighting, a charge that US officials have denied. The accusation was made in an audiotape posted on the internet on Sunday and attributed to al-Zarqawi.

McMaster alluded to that accusation and said he believed the insurgents had planned to detonate chemicals in a building in a residential area and then claim that US forces had employed poison gas against civilians.

"In one of these buildings the enemy had big barrels of chemicals that had explosives implanted in the chemicals, wires running around them. The whole house was rigged for demolition," he said.

When US troops went into the house, "immediately their eyes began burning, their throats began burning. So they withdrew out of the house immediately and then we conducted reconnaissance with some chemical protective gear, with a remote reconnaissance capability, into the house. And we could tell that the thing was rigged with chemicals."

McMaster also said US troops found manuals that described how to make "these kind of chemical dirty bombs and so forth."


60 posted on 09/15/2005 5:43:33 PM PDT by MisouriMule (We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.)
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To: Zacs Mom

It's seems that 24 hours doesn't mean the same to the left as it does to the rest of the world.

My guess is the "guards" might have taken the stuff away themselves because they were tired of watching a bunch of useless crap. Now there's nothing left to watch.


61 posted on 09/15/2005 5:43:41 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Roadside 'memorials' give me the creeps. It seems kinda pagan to be posting memorials on the exact spot where somebody died in a car accident. Many are not maintained and get trashed by the weather. Just an eyesore after a while. My 2 cents.


62 posted on 09/15/2005 5:45:36 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

They go away to do some Bongloads....duh


63 posted on 09/15/2005 5:46:16 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

"Casey’s boots are gone! His boots are gone."

Ummm. . . where did she get his boots? Weren't they left in Iraq? If he had army boots from a previous tour of duty, wouldn't they have been turned in someplace before he was sent overseas?

Don't know the answers, but have to wonder just exactly where these boots came from.


64 posted on 09/15/2005 5:49:09 PM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Haha! I can only imagine a maggot hippie "honor guard" standing watch over the Shehadis' precious anti-war props.

You can't make this stuff up.

65 posted on 09/15/2005 5:52:00 PM PDT by Reactionary
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To: cripplecreek
Just like they claim to be FOR the poor, FOR minorities, FOR the little guy. Look who suffers most from the left's intervention.

Just like the law says, the exact opposite of their stated intent.

66 posted on 09/15/2005 5:52:59 PM PDT by infidel29 ("By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." --Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Zacs Mom

Thanks for the pic. She looks like Mr. Ed in his horse trailer.


67 posted on 09/15/2005 5:53:12 PM PDT by not2worry (What goes around comes around!)
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To: kalee
"One of the last things she had that belonged to her deceased son and she leaves them in a ditch..."

Of course. In Liberal Land one is expected to leave deeply sentimental objects in ditches whilst one goes on a hippy-dippy crusade. It just makes sense.

68 posted on 09/15/2005 5:54:12 PM PDT by Reactionary
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To: Reactionary

Whoever got the boots probably deserves them more than Cindy. So far all she has done is shame them.


69 posted on 09/15/2005 5:55:41 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: GVgirl

"mom has been very neglectful". If she was any decent mother she never would have left the boots there. It was never about her son. They are probably lying about the boots for publicity.


70 posted on 09/15/2005 5:58:07 PM PDT by newfrpr04
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Clymers act like it's some type of holy shrine.

Ok, I keep seeing it. The context is never good, but what is the deal? Senator? Something else? Help!
71 posted on 09/15/2005 5:58:45 PM PDT by NonLinear (He's dead, Jim)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

It's called "picking up litter" and it happens in lots of places.


72 posted on 09/15/2005 5:59:22 PM PDT by Sloth (Archaeologists test for intelligent design all the time.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

""Does Texas have an "Adopt a Highway" program?"

Yes, and we have our world famous "Don't mess with Texas" anti-litter campaign.

Funny about the Casey Memorial. There are two types of land in Texas. State land and Private land. Either one would have to be officially dedicated as a memorial to be permanent.

For example i can have a small burial plot on my land, but it would have to remain a burial memorial, and monument in perpetuity.

I doubt the state gave a slice of the bar ditch to the Shehani's. (it would be a senate thing). I also doubt that a private land owner, gave up a chunk. (it's a state surveyor's and title office thing.)


It's a last gasping breath of bs.


73 posted on 09/15/2005 5:59:38 PM PDT by lrb111
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To: La Enchiladita

My first thought too.

mc


74 posted on 09/15/2005 6:00:30 PM PDT by mcshot (Boldly going nowhere with a smile and appreciation for life.)
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To: ncountylee

some good citizen , just cleaning up the trash.


75 posted on 09/15/2005 6:02:00 PM PDT by newfrpr04
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Among the items stolen were numerous crosses, Casey Sheehan’s boots, tents, and other items.

Most likely the spirit of Casey and his fellow, fallen comrades didn't appreciate having their sacrifices and memories so grossly misused.

76 posted on 09/15/2005 6:02:17 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult


1-800-Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


77 posted on 09/15/2005 6:04:08 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (I'm not afraid to say out loud what the rest of you are afraid to admit.)
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To: CondorFlight

Either an old pair of boots he left behind or personal effects shipped home. I can almost guarantee you those weren't his working pair of boots.


78 posted on 09/15/2005 6:07:11 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Honor guard volunteer Linda Foley cried as she said, “Casey’s boots are gone! His boots are gone. You tell me that we’re not being respectful. Those crosses are probably in a trash can somewhere right now! His boots are gone. What kind of people would do that.” Honor guard member Sarah Oliver said, “His boots were one of the last things that Cindy had of Casey. I can’t believe that anyone would take something like that.”

Hasn't Sheehan herself been caught using phony Casey memorabilia before? Maybe the boots were "fake but accurate"?

79 posted on 09/15/2005 6:11:36 PM PDT by Stultis
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Considering how vile the purpose of the "protestors," and how lame the effect, it is truly enjoyable to read this report. You are right. These people were devoid of honor, and demonstrably cynical as they scurried back to their house every night instead of keeping the vigil they pretended to care about. My guess is we will never hear about this again, because the truth is, even the skanks in the article don't really give a dam, now that the media has gone away.


80 posted on 09/15/2005 6:14:42 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Bush's fault


81 posted on 09/15/2005 6:22:04 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism is economic oppression)
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82 posted on 09/15/2005 6:22:32 PM PDT by Honcho Bongs
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To: infidel29
honor gaurd? What would they know about honor?

Looks like they didn't have a handle on the 'guard' part either.

83 posted on 09/15/2005 6:24:49 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Honor guard volunteer Linda Foley cried as she said, “Casey’s boots are gone! His boots are gone. You tell me that we’re not being respectful. Those crosses are probably in a trash can somewhere right now! His boots are gone. What kind of people would do that.” Honor guard member Sarah Oliver said, “His boots were one of the last things that Cindy had of Casey. I can’t believe that anyone would take something like that.”

But even much much worse than that, his mother has now dishonored his memory and the values he proudly stood and died for PLUS his mother is lying to the American People.

84 posted on 09/15/2005 6:25:46 PM PDT by prophetic ("I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things."--Dan Rather)
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To: Reactionary

Maybe they got stoned and were too busy looking at their hands to notice...

Or perhaps Michael Moore just got hungry. Either scenario is totally possible.


85 posted on 09/15/2005 6:25:56 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism is economic oppression)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Who cares. Camp Bat Boy is over, gone and not even very good "odd" history.


86 posted on 09/15/2005 6:30:23 PM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Real Honor Guards would have been on site, not at the CPH in the A/C...


87 posted on 09/15/2005 6:30:30 PM PDT by ChefKeith ( If Diplomacy worked, then we would be sitting here talking...)
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To: KosmicKitty
“His boots were one of the last things that Cindy had of Casey. I can’t believe that anyone would take something like that.”

My dog steals shoes all the time. But Karl Rove makes him do it.

88 posted on 09/15/2005 6:38:15 PM PDT by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: NonLinear
Clymer = A$$hole
89 posted on 09/15/2005 6:41:27 PM PDT by SolidRedState (E Pluribus Funk --- (Latin taglines are sooooo cool! Don't ya think?))
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To: Honcho Bongs

Haha! Ping! :)


90 posted on 09/15/2005 6:45:23 PM PDT by Reactionary
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To: basil; kristinn; Doctor Raoul; Jim Robinson; Syncro; tgslTakoma; SoldiersPrayingMom; SerpentDove

I SWEAR I was nowhere near the place!


91 posted on 09/15/2005 6:45:39 PM PDT by TheSarce (The Silent Majority is finding its voice. It goes to ELEVEN!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

honor guard ?!?! my a88


92 posted on 09/15/2005 6:46:33 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

What theft? They removed abandoned property that constituted an eyesore.


93 posted on 09/15/2005 6:50:32 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Failure is not an option; it is mandatory)
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To: TheSarce

I think I'm going to cry.


94 posted on 09/15/2005 6:51:03 PM PDT by SerpentDove (Sen. Landrieu on the flooded buses: "This administration doesn't believe in mass transit.")
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
It's funny how hippies always leave their trash for others to clean up.

The Million Mom March in 2000 left a ton of materials on the National Mall for about two weeks if I remember correctly.

95 posted on 09/15/2005 6:51:16 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (If Osama Was A Piece of Ass - Clinton Would Have Nailed Him)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
What kind of people would do that

Who would leave a valuable unattended in the mioddle of nowhere?

Obviously it wasn't THAT valuable or the Cindynistas would have taken them with them at night.

96 posted on 09/15/2005 6:53:11 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (If Osama Was A Piece of Ass - Clinton Would Have Nailed Him)
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To: sgtbono2002

Better they be in the trash than in her possession.


97 posted on 09/15/2005 6:54:33 PM PDT by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: infidel29

nothing - zip


98 posted on 09/15/2005 6:55:05 PM PDT by ezoeni
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

This is not theft - it's garbage removal!


99 posted on 09/15/2005 6:57:57 PM PDT by Mister Da (Nuke 'em til they glow!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

It's so obvious that after President Bush caused Hurricaine Katrina to flood the poor minorities of New Orleans he has devised a way to steal all roadside memorials.


100 posted on 09/15/2005 7:01:42 PM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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