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Coretta Scott King's Funeral...a "Class Act"?
Townhall.com ^ | 2/9/2006 | Matt Towery

Posted on 02/09/2006 7:04:39 AM PST by dson7_ck1249

In some form or fashion, I have known the players in what I am about to describe as a series of regrettable moments at the funeral of Coretta Scott King.

The one I know least, President George W. Bush, won both my sympathy and respect for gallantly enduring the slings and arrows pointed directly at him during what should have been a celebration of a great woman, but instead turned into a political rally

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
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To: oldbrowser
Bush would have been bashed by the Left irrespective of whether he appeared at Coretta Scott King's funeral or not. There was no reason, other than his old line, country club instincts, for him to have subjected himself and his wife to the humiliation.

I hope the next Republican President is a more tough minded individual than George W. Bush. The next GOP President should not even let the liberal media onto the White House grounds. He should also end the circus side shows where the President appears at banquets with left wing artists, actors, writers, scholars, etc. There is no need for President Bush to stand in a photo next to, say, Robert Redford or Oprah Winfrey.

Unless we have leadership that will ignore and cut off the iron triangle of media, academia, and entertainment from Federal funding and access to prestige, conservatism and traditional values will probably never get the upper hand. Enough self-sacrifice and self-effacing; it is time to treat the enemy within as we treat the enemy overseas.

51 posted on 02/09/2006 7:51:57 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: the rightgirl

Great post! Welcome to FR!


52 posted on 02/09/2006 7:54:01 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: linda_22003

"Intended to be funny, I'm sure, yet.... not even close. :]

dead on, in my opinion, but you have to read a bit deeper than what appears to be the obvious...


53 posted on 02/09/2006 7:54:01 AM PST by InsureAmerica (Evil? I have many words for it. We are as dust, to them. - v v putin)
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To: the rightgirl

well said. thanks for your contribution...
and welcome!!


54 posted on 02/09/2006 7:54:23 AM PST by dson7_ck1249
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To: ZULU
"Bush shouldn't have attended."

If Bush hadn't attended, he would have been criticized for not doing so. This worked out for him best -- he came across as the classy person he really is, and the Democrats came across as the hateful racists that they really are. This funeral was nothing more than another Paul Wellstone memorial political rally, and it will have the same result -- public anger at the vulgar displays of hatred.

55 posted on 02/09/2006 7:54:26 AM PST by TommyDale
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To: Wallace T.
You need to read Fred Barnes' book Rebel in Chief, and get yourself educated as to how tough minded this President is, and how counter-DC culture.

We're not likely EVER going to have another President who sticks his thumb in the eye of the leftist media as this President.

(btw, sounds like a touch of jealousy with the 'country club' line of attack? How about the fact that the President and his father are just decent, moral men and behaved the way we are ALL supposed to behave?)

56 posted on 02/09/2006 7:57:29 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: InsureAmerica

If you mean making a point about low class behavior at the funeral (which there was, plenty) by demonstrating some of your own, you succeeded. :)


57 posted on 02/09/2006 7:58:47 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: dson7_ck1249

The only class act at King's funeral was President Bush.


58 posted on 02/09/2006 7:59:25 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: linda_22003

hehe...........right on! right on!!


59 posted on 02/09/2006 8:00:17 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: MEGoody

Both of them, actually. Bush, Sr. was very good at deflecting criticism with humor.


60 posted on 02/09/2006 8:00:51 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: ohioWfan

If you think Bush got slammed at the funeral, he would have been slammed ten times more had he not gone.


61 posted on 02/09/2006 8:01:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dson7_ck1249

"Former President Jimmy Carter went beyond the pale of presidential civility with his thinly veiled swipe at President Bush...."

This was the most disgusting occurrence at the "funeral" IMO. Jimmy Carter, the sorriest President this nation had in the 20th Century, dared to take a swipe at a sitting, war-time President. Jimmy Carter wouldn't make a decent scab on George W. Bush's ass.


62 posted on 02/09/2006 8:02:00 AM PST by no dems ("99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name." Steven Wright)
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To: the rightgirl

Welcome aboard.


63 posted on 02/09/2006 8:02:04 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Wallace T.
I hope the next Republican President is a more tough minded individual than George W. Bush.

It takes a lot more guts to deal with those who hate you on a day to day basis because you realize you are President for all of America than to take revenge on your critics because you have a position of power.

Bush is stronger and has more class that anyone else who attended the funeral (except maybe for his wife), and the whole nation saw it.

64 posted on 02/09/2006 8:03:15 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Wallace T.
conservatism and traditional values will probably never get the upper hand.

They have gotten the upper hand by doing exactly what so upsets you. Life ain't perfect, by any stretch, but conservatives are doing better than we have in quite a while.

65 posted on 02/09/2006 8:04:16 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: dfwgator; Coop
Absolutely! Had he not attended, the left would have gone wild with their Bush-is-a-racist garbage.

By being there, saying incredibly thoughtful and loving words, and behaving as a Christian gentleman, he showed people who he really was..........no matter whether they admit it or not.

THIS is the image of George W. Bush that every American should see..........


66 posted on 02/09/2006 8:06:05 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: ohioWfan
Sometimes both father and son are too "decent" for their own good. Both of them have been very kind to Bill Clinton and have been rewarded with his rudeness and contempt. Being moral does not mean becoming a doormat for your enemies. It also does not mean you treat swine like gentlemen, or thugs like saints.

I am no Bush hater, believe me, but I just think he should entirely shut out the liberals: no press club banquets, no interviews to the MSM, no soirees with Hollywood leftiies, etc. If these people want to see the inside of the White House, let them go to Barnes and Noble or Borders and buy a book.

67 posted on 02/09/2006 8:06:29 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: linda_22003

"If you mean making a point about low class behavior at the funeral (which there was, plenty) by demonstrating some of your own, you succeeded. :)

not my point at all. Your emotions superceded your commonsense on this one. Hw one connects a comment on a post to behaviour at a funeral is beyond me, even though I have been accused of erudite behaviour.

At least I am successful - thanks!


68 posted on 02/09/2006 8:06:52 AM PST by InsureAmerica (Evil? I have many words for it. We are as dust, to them. - v v putin)
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To: ohioWfan

hehe............., birds of a feather take solace together in spite of the specifics. Nice to know there's someone you can pal up to, huh.


69 posted on 02/09/2006 8:10:12 AM PST by InsureAmerica (Evil? I have many words for it. We are as dust, to them. - v v putin)
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To: MEGoody
I did not say revenge, although that was not beneath many Presidents: Nixon and Clinton, to name two examples. Rather, what needs to be done is to deny any claim to legitimacy on the part of liberal institutions. Al Qaida and similar groups use guns and bombs, the Left uses the pen and the keyboard, but both are equally hostile to America and its values. Within the limits of the law, the Left should be treated as the domestic enemy, not as people with whom we share some common values.
70 posted on 02/09/2006 8:11:53 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: Wallace T.
Sometimes both father and son are too "decent" for their own good.

Some of us don't believe that as a Christian, that's possible.

I understand your point of view, but think of the added attack on him that shutting them out entirely would result in. He is a results oriented leader, and he will use the means necessary to get the results he wants...........and sometimes that means being amenable to people who despitefully use you.

As for that Clinton thing........if you think about it, it's going to hurt Hillary big time. Every time the President refers to Bill as 'his brother,' Hil loses more leftist support. I think they're neutralizing the debauched one's effectiveness as well...........and perhaps being a positive influence on a man who's never had one in his sorry, pathetic, vile life.

71 posted on 02/09/2006 8:12:26 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: ohioWfan

What the heck qualifies Coretta Scott King for the Presidential presence at her funeral?? Why the heck was she laid out in state in the White House??


72 posted on 02/09/2006 8:13:23 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: ohioWfan

Thanks to all of you who have welcomed me! I don't know how to respond to all of you at once - am just learning this posting thing! It's nice to be well received with my first comment!

OhioWfan - I have always enjoyed reading your thoughts and thank you for your insight at times when I need it!


73 posted on 02/09/2006 8:13:34 AM PST by the rightgirl
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To: InsureAmerica
I've already acquiesced to your superiority, newbie. You can leave me alone now.

You're clearly a responsible and intelligent freeper with much to add to this discussion.

Don't let me get in your way. KAY??

74 posted on 02/09/2006 8:13:51 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: dson7_ck1249

"It is certainly a tragic and unfortunate reality that many churches shirk their pastoral, Christian duties and instead resort to political pandering...and for what? The church is no place for political maneuvering just as much as the government is no place for church matters to be preached."

This morning FOX news had some Wacko "Evangelical" minster on wailing about Christ's concern for the poor and that is the reason we should be concerned about "global warming".

As soon as a minister, priest or rabbi crosses the line between theology and politics, his church should be taxed.

Its the only way to shut these jerks up and get them back to their correct priorities.


75 posted on 02/09/2006 8:15:57 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: ZULU

The black vote? could it possibly be? I wouldn't be a bit surprised. It may be a portent of something to come.


76 posted on 02/09/2006 8:16:50 AM PST by InsureAmerica (Evil? I have many words for it. We are as dust, to them. - v v putin)
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To: TommyDale

Perhaps you're right on that point.

I still don't think she rated a Presidential presence or a position in the White House.

And again, I think tax free status should be jerked from any minister, priest, rabbi or imam who uses his pulpit for political purposes.


77 posted on 02/09/2006 8:17:35 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: ZULU
Why the heck was she laid out in state in the White House??

She laid in state at the Georgia State Capitol Rotunda in Atlanta.

Her husband was an American leader (whether you like it or not), and it was entirely appropriate for him to be there.

78 posted on 02/09/2006 8:18:38 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: ZULU

I agree with you on both points.


79 posted on 02/09/2006 8:19:07 AM PST by TommyDale
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To: the rightgirl
Thank you! I appreciate your kind words.

btw, if you put a semi-colon after the name you're replying to, you can add more names.......like this......

the rightgirl; Coop; ohioWfan

That way you can reply to all of us at once. Does that help?

80 posted on 02/09/2006 8:21:09 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: InsureAmerica
I hate to be condescending to one so vastly more wise than myself, but...........George W. Bush isn't running for office again.

No one at the funeral will ever be able to vote for him.

Just thought I'd point that out.

Now DO carry on.......

81 posted on 02/09/2006 8:23:41 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: InsureAmerica

The kinds of blacks who worship Coretta Scott King would never vote Republican in a pig's eye.

Bush is the first President to have a black Secretary of State and a black Secretary of Defense and the response from the radical blacks - the ones who idolize people like Scott King, Harry Belafonte, etc, is that Rice and Powell are "Uncle Toms".

I think the best thing to come out of this event is to publicize the vitriolic hatred of the far left, the radical black clergy, and that nut-job Jimmy Carter for the President, and their total lack of any class. But anybody with half a brain should have realized that by now anyway. I doubt if it changed any black minds one way or the other.


82 posted on 02/09/2006 8:24:21 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: ZULU
And again, I think tax free status should be jerked from any minister, priest, rabbi or imam who uses his pulpit for political purposes.

I strongly agree with you on this point, ZULU.

83 posted on 02/09/2006 8:24:43 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: ohioWfan

well which the hell is it, troll, or newbie? and who sets the rules, you? Sorry, I was in Moscow when you signed on (became a member)here, and anyone signing on here the day after you did, and especially when you disagree with them, is a newbie, (or a troll, or whatever else) so please forgive me. No other place do I know of that one is a newbie after several thousand posts, but ok, if you say so, since you're the vet here. What else can you teach me oh great one?? I guarantee you, you are the newbie.

gotta go meet a client now, so don't think i am 'running away' from you. I am sure this is another assumption you would make and post when nothing comes from me for 5 minutes or so. You know the drill, "he must be a troll, he left, why doesn't he respond? we really must have gotten to him, he's over at DU, etc.

Poka


84 posted on 02/09/2006 8:24:48 AM PST by InsureAmerica (Evil? I have many words for it. We are as dust, to them. - v v putin)
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To: ohioWfan

Oh.

And I suppose they lay out the dead wives of every American leader from Georgia in the Georgia State House?


85 posted on 02/09/2006 8:25:19 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: ohioWfan

That does help! I'll try it next time.

Now that I have started on this thread, I have to leave. My 83 year old mama has a doctor's appointment and my sister and I have to go with her (so we'll know for SURE what the doctor says) so I am off soon.

Thanks again for the welcome. And heartfelt thanks to your son.


86 posted on 02/09/2006 8:25:19 AM PST by the rightgirl
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To: ohioWfan

So there will be no Republicans at all running for any office? No one at all interested in the balck voting block? Brilliant. Just absolutely brilliant. You've hit another homer..


87 posted on 02/09/2006 8:27:37 AM PST by InsureAmerica (Evil? I have many words for it. We are as dust, to them. - v v putin)
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To: Coop
Conservative victories have occurred when conservatives have played hardball, not when Republicans have acquiesced to and compromised with their enemies. Gingrich's Contract with America campaign in 1994 successfully captured the House of Representatives for the GOP for the first time in 40 years simply by being forthrightly conservative. Had Cuban Americans and other GOP activists not been militant in preventing Democratic officials in South Florida with ballot box stuffing, Florida and this the 2000 election would have been won by Al Gore. Homeschoolers have found in case after case that no compromising with respect to the right of parents to educate their children results in greater freedom to home school. Had the Klamath Falls area farmers rolled over and played dead when the Feds restricted access to water needed for irrigation, they would have been forced to quit farming at a sizable economic loss. The Swift Boat veterans, with their determination to expose John Kerry's less than stellar military record, helped turn the tide against the Democratic challenger in 2004. Bloggers and talk radio effectively exposed the fraud that Mary Mapes and Dan Rather attempted to foist on the American public regarding President Bush's military record. Had conservatives of almost all stripes not firmly opposed Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court vacancy, she would have been exposed to the flames of the liberal lynch mob on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The lesson is that toughness and militancy work, compromise and appeasement do not. I am sure that, given Arlen Spector's duplicity with regard to the warrantless wiretapping of suspected terrorists, President Bush regrets supporting him over his conservative opponent in the GOP primary in Pennsylvania two years ago. The President has been admirably tough regarding the enemy abroad; he or his successor need to use the same tactic toward the enemy within.

88 posted on 02/09/2006 8:29:01 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: InsureAmerica
Are we being a tad defensive here, Insure? What happened to all that bravado and sneer?

Don't make too many assumptions on a public forum and make a fool of yourself in black and white. You may think you're cute at the time, but those comments come back to haunt you because they never, ever go away.....

You may want to back off a bit here.

89 posted on 02/09/2006 8:30:27 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: the rightgirl
FR sucks you in rightgirl........be careful! :)

And you're welcome from my son!

90 posted on 02/09/2006 8:31:24 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: InsureAmerica
Brilliant. Just absolutely brilliant.

Just taking my cue from you.

btw, that would be voting 'bloc'.......not voting 'block.'

91 posted on 02/09/2006 8:32:32 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: ZULU

She was in the Georgia State Capitol. How could you confuse that with the White House?


92 posted on 02/09/2006 8:33:50 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: ZULU
And I suppose they lay out the dead wives of every American leader from Georgia in the Georgia State House?

I don't know. Maybe they do.

But what's your point? Clearly and concisely. What is your point?

The state of Georgia wanted to honor her memory. Why is that a problem with you?

93 posted on 02/09/2006 8:34:48 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: Wallace T.

My taxes are lower, the pro-life culture is advancing, and we've got more conservatives sitting on the bench. Life is good.


94 posted on 02/09/2006 8:34:55 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Amen. The Clintons, Carters and Kennedys are all LOW CLASS CREEPS.


95 posted on 02/09/2006 8:35:05 AM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: the rightgirl

The irreligious left DESPISES Bush BECAUSE he's a Christian!!


96 posted on 02/09/2006 8:38:08 AM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: ohioWfan

what, are you going to come and get me or something? bravado, sneer - your words and your welcomed to criticiae me in any way you wish, doesn't mean jack.

Assumptions? I'll make them all day in public and private forums, Cute? My wife thinks so. Comments come back to haunt me? This would be very last on my list of concerns.

Back off a bit? You don;t know me very well, do you?

Any other assertions you would like my reaction to will have to be forthcoming at a later time - really, gotta run now, not good to be late for a meeting.

Keep up the good work of educating everyone on how it really is.


97 posted on 02/09/2006 8:39:19 AM PST by InsureAmerica (Evil? I have many words for it. We are as dust, to them. - v v putin)
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To: dson7_ck1249

If anyone would like to send an e-mail or make a phone call to express your disgust to Jimmy Carter's staff you might try this.

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30307-1498

Telephone: 404-865-7100
Fax: 404-865-7102
Email: carter.library@nara.gov

I'm sending an e-mail right now and then I will make a phone call. Someone like Rush, Sean or O'Reilly needs to head up a national campaign for people to express their disgust at a sorry, loser, former President would taking a swipe at a sitting, war-time President. I'd be willing to travel to Atlanta to protest outside the Jimmy Carter Library.


98 posted on 02/09/2006 8:40:20 AM PST by no dems ("99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name." Steven Wright)
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To: InsureAmerica

Hey...your client's still waiting...hurry up or they'll cruisee another area...


99 posted on 02/09/2006 8:41:30 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: ZULU
a black Secretary of Defense

Rummy may disagree. But hey, earlier some lib told me Lynn Swann was white, so why not?!? :-)

100 posted on 02/09/2006 8:41:56 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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