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The Family-Friendly Easter Bomb Hunt (WAPo Assists Moonbats Again) - DC Chapter To Counter 4/9/07
Washington Post - The Insurgents' Best Friend in the USA ^ | Friday, April 6, 2007 | Sue Anne Pressley Montes

Posted on 04/06/2007 9:07:26 AM PDT by tgslTakoma

Seven-year-old Alvin Mitchell worked intently yesterday on what looked to be a blue balloon wrapped around a tennis ball. It was a fake version of a cluster bomb, and the real thing, he pronounced, can "blow you up and kill you."

The fake bombs Alvin and a dozen other children were making at a peace workshop will be put to use Monday in Lafayette Square. As hundreds attend the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, a smaller group will gather at the park on the north side for what is being billed as a "family-friendly Easter cluster-bomb hunt."

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"Obviously, we're trying to spoof a little bit what will be happening on the South Lawn," said Brian Hennessey of the Vineeta Foundation, a local human rights group founded in 1995 that is the lead sponsor of the cluster-bomb hunt. "We're not trying to hit kids over the head with this; we want them to have fun."

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"This is supposed to be funny," he said about the hunt. "We're not trying to be confrontational. We're not going to be in anyone's face. People are welcome to reject what we say or think about it."

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Other peace groups, such as Code Pink and the Coalition for Justice and Accountability, came onboard.

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The event, which runs from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., the same hours as the White House Easter Egg Roll, will include a search for weapons of mass destruction for the adults.

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A hulk of a large bomb will be filled with toy bombs, and a prize will be given to whoever guesses the number inside.

*The adults told the children they could write their names on the "bombs" and take them home after Monday's event.

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: codepinko; lunacy; moonbats; traitors
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The DC Chapter will be holding a counter protest of this, on Monday.

We will gather on Pennsylvania Avenue, directly in front of the White House, from 9am until noon.

Eagles UP !!

1 posted on 04/06/2007 9:07:29 AM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

DC Chapter ping. If you’re off work on Easter Monday...


2 posted on 04/06/2007 9:09:40 AM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

Futher proof (as if we needed any) that liberalism leads to severe mental disorder.


3 posted on 04/06/2007 9:09:46 AM PDT by Russ
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To: tgslTakoma

bttt


5 posted on 04/06/2007 9:11:46 AM PDT by bmwcyle ( Freep Fox they drop the ball on GOE)
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To: tgslTakoma

A cluster bomb egg hunt is supposed to be FUNNY??
Okay, these people have now dived off the sanity board and are swimming in delusional deep end.


6 posted on 04/06/2007 9:12:59 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: tgslTakoma

Good grief - is their no end to their insanity........or their abuse of children?

Yet these same moonbats would be screaming for a cop if I walked passed one of their precious moonbats in training with a cigarette..........


7 posted on 04/06/2007 9:15:09 AM PDT by Gabz (I like mine with lettuce and tomato, heinz57 and french-fried potatoes)
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To: Right Cal Gal; Russ

You should read the comments (even from fellow Moonbats) on the WaPo link. Nearly everyone is coming down hard on the organizers and against this disgusting “demonstration.”


8 posted on 04/06/2007 9:15:28 AM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma
with any luck at ALL, "The Little Princess" (my niece) will be IN the Easter Egg Roll, looking VERY PRETTY (thank you very much), in a new white lace dress & white patent shoes.

am going to try to "get off work" long enough to go shoot some pix!!! (little GRRLS are only young enough to do that for an all TOO brief a time!!!)

free dixie,sw

9 posted on 04/06/2007 9:17:15 AM PDT by stand watie ("Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God." - T. Jefferson, 1804)
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To: tgslTakoma

Let’s roll!


10 posted on 04/06/2007 9:17:42 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: tgslTakoma
"Obviously, we're trying to spoof a little bit what will be happening on the South Lawn," said Brian Hennessey of the Vineeta Foundation, a local human rights group founded in 1995 that is the lead sponsor of the cluster-bomb hunt. "We're not trying to hit kids over the head with this; we want them to have fun."

What could possibly be more fun than reveling in Bush Derangement Syndrome and teaching the kids about cluster bombs?

11 posted on 04/06/2007 9:18:30 AM PDT by Quick or Dead (Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms - Aristotle)
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To: Quick or Dead
More Moonbat Idiocy.

They are encouraging their kids to hunt for, and to pick up, odd-looking objects, and pretending that they are bombs.

In Iraq and other war zones, parents teach their children just the opposite. Stop! Don't touch! Leave the area! Tell a US soldier! (similar to NRA Eddie Eagle lesson about firearms)

13 posted on 04/06/2007 9:24:21 AM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma
How cute! Vineeta Hennessy, 6, makes a ball representing a cluster bomb that will be used in a hunt Monday.
14 posted on 04/06/2007 9:29:45 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (The United States failure to act against Iran will be seen as weakness throughout the Muslim world.)
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To: Russ

This is disgusting child abuse!


15 posted on 04/06/2007 9:30:32 AM PDT by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: Russ

These “people” are truly deranged. This is what happens as secular, non-judgementalism grows in a society. We need to bring back mandatory military service for all young men and women in the USA. I think our survival as a nation is in the balance. The end of the Baby Boomer generation, of which I am smack in the middle, cannot come soon enough.


16 posted on 04/06/2007 9:34:15 AM PDT by astounded
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To: tgslTakoma

Stop! Don’t touch! Leave the area! Tell a US soldier! (similar to NRA Eddie Eagle lesson about firearms)

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These idiot “parents” are using imitations of bombs like people have used wild animals to convey ‘sweet, innocent’ messages.

I hope the DC news outlets give these folks a severe blasting. Actually, I hope there is some kind of ordinance against planting imitation bombs anywhere in DC, especially across the street from the White House.


17 posted on 04/06/2007 9:34:53 AM PDT by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: tgslTakoma
LOL!


18 posted on 04/06/2007 9:49:47 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; AlwaysFree; ...
I'm not quite sure what these idiots are protesting with this bomb-hunt, anyway. Are they protesting our munitions or are they protesting the insurgents or what? Are they trying to show our children what being a muslim radical is like? If they're trying to undermine our country with this, I don't think they'll succeed. The whole country will just laugh at them.

In short, I conclude with this pic:


19 posted on 04/06/2007 9:54:11 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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To: Russ
It’s always America who is the root of all evil in the world. Why don’t they have their children make IEDs and car bombs instead of cluster bombs? I haven’t read about many cluster bombs killing people but IEDs and car bombs are killing and maiming thousands of people. The liberal scum will say nothing about IEDs and car bombs as long as they are being used by moslums and killing Americans.
20 posted on 04/06/2007 9:54:39 AM PDT by peeps36 (OUTLAWED WORDS--INSURGENT,GLOBAL WARMING,UNDOCUMENTED WORKER,PALESTINIAN,TERIMATED PREGNANCY)
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To: Tricky j

Be nice. Throw the firecrackers at the hippies instead of the children. :-)


21 posted on 04/06/2007 9:55:37 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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To: astounded
We need to bring back mandatory military service for all young men and women in the USA.

Actually, bringing back Christianity (the old-time "knuckle-dragging/homophobic" stuff, not the new, touchy-feely, liberal/socialist kind) would go a long way toward repairing this society. And I say this as someone who's not particularly religious.

22 posted on 04/06/2007 9:58:13 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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To: tgslTakoma

There’s a lot of insipid crap on the internet about Israel using cluster bombs. The same people who complain about the bombs would celebrate if Israelis were killed.

Someone needs to point out that cluster bombs are intentionally dropped on military targets. Whereas terrorist bombs are specifically used to target unsuspecting civilians, like these little kids who are making cluster bombs.


23 posted on 04/06/2007 10:00:35 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: maica
They're doing this sh*t in front of the White House and all the tourists??? That'll teach me to read stuff too fast. They should be ashamed of themselves, but I guess that's impossible with these bozos!

They are some sick puppies!


24 posted on 04/06/2007 10:00:39 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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To: astounded
The end of the Baby Boomer generation, of which I am smack in the middle, cannot come soon enough.

I say the same thing myself some times. God that's sad.

25 posted on 04/06/2007 10:12:56 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Thompson / Hunter in 2008)
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To: tgslTakoma

A hulk of a large bomb will be filled with toy bombs, and a prize will be given to whoever guesses the number inside.

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Wait a minute! Toy bombs? Aren’t these are the same idiots who won’t let their children have toy guns? Liberalism = reason-impaired.

Go get’em, DC Chapter!

Blessed Easter to all of you. Thanks for standing in for the rest of us.


26 posted on 04/06/2007 10:17:31 AM PDT by Bigg Red (You are either with us or with the terrorists.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I agree with you on that. The connection between the privileges and opportunity of being a US citizen and duty to the USA, and the larger society, have been eroded by the Baby Boom generation and its drive to revamp our country into a secular, blame-free, multicultural non-judgemental anything-goes entity. “In God We Trust” seems to have fallen away and been replaced with “Where’s Mine” among a large segment of our people.

I believe we need to do something to reinstill pride and honor among our young people, too many of whom have been brainwashed by their Baby Boomer “parents” into this self-centered self-centered perspective. The 60s cannot die fast enough to save us, I fear. However, there is hope, in the form of the young men and women who serve us now overseas as volunteers in the military. They will be the saving grace of our nation.


27 posted on 04/06/2007 10:18:46 AM PDT by astounded
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To: Russ

Liberalism IS a severe mental disorder.


28 posted on 04/06/2007 10:25:29 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: maica

Is it me or does this seem to closely resemble what the Muslims are doing with their own kids?


29 posted on 04/06/2007 10:28:14 AM PDT by g33k355 ("He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.")
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To: tgslTakoma

**”This is supposed to be funny,” he said about the hunt.**

There must be something wrong with my sense of humor then.


30 posted on 04/06/2007 10:30:50 AM PDT by ilovew (Strong leadership. Romney '08.)
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To: tgslTakoma

Well, isn’t that going to be a special day for the little RATS...

these people continue to amaze me with the sick things they devise.

As usual my cyber support & good wishes are with you all as you shine some light on the cess pool there


31 posted on 04/06/2007 10:32:20 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: tgslTakoma

The concept of their protest doesn’t even make sense. Go, get ‘em!


32 posted on 04/06/2007 10:34:32 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: tgslTakoma
Eagles Up!!!

I’ll be there.

Time for the big boys to come out and play, not like last Saturday in Olney when the Eaglets were out.

(You have FR-mail)

[Mr] T

33 posted on 04/06/2007 10:47:23 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: tgslTakoma

They won’t last five minutes. Fake or otherwise, the White House is NOT going to allow this.


34 posted on 04/06/2007 10:54:23 AM PDT by Excellence (Vote Dhimmocrat; Submit for Peace! (Bacon bits make great confetti.))
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To: tgslTakoma
"This is supposed to be funny," he said about the hunt. "We're not trying to be confrontational. We're not going to be in anyone's face. People are welcome to reject what we say or think about it."

Cluster bombs are funny?

35 posted on 04/06/2007 11:56:31 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Excellence

perhaps the secret service should be notified and informed that the leaders are “holding” the munitions in a body cavity to be “deployed” later.

teeman


36 posted on 04/06/2007 2:07:37 PM PDT by teeman8r ( (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: g33k355

It’s not you, it is some seriously inadequate thinkers who are so driven by their ideology that they will use their children for props.

However, Easter monday around the White House is not a good day to try this ugly stunt. Thousands of families, all with pre-obtained entrance tickets will be standing in lines waiting to be searched before entering the grounds of the White House. I really doubt that the Secret Service is going to let anyone play with “pretend” bombs.


37 posted on 04/06/2007 2:46:14 PM PDT by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: tgslTakoma
WAPo Assists Moonbats Again

Who **reads** this silly "news" paper? I hope that no Freepers pay for it. Hits on their web site bring them advertising dollars.

38 posted on 04/06/2007 4:49:33 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: tgslTakoma
The fake bombs Alvin and a dozen other children were making at a peace workshop will be put to use Monday in Lafayette Square…for what is being billed as a "family-friendly Easter cluster-bomb hunt.”

Seven-year-old Alvin Mitchell worked intently yesterday on what looked to be a blue balloon wrapped around a tennis ball. It was a fake version of a cluster bomb, and the real thing, he pronounced, can "blow you up and kill you."

Brain wash them early that way their brains stay nice and devoid of intelligent thought.

39 posted on 04/06/2007 5:48:03 PM PDT by Pontiac (Patriotism is the natural consequence of having a free mind in a free society.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; popdonnelly
I’m with you guys! WTF?!
This Washington comPost nonsense tosses out some generic
info about cluster bombs with little reference on the WOT,
only that children are making mock versions to insult the
White House.

Yugoslavia is mentioned as one of the locations that they
have been used. WELL; we all know who started that one.

I doubt very much if the author of this propaganda has any
idea just how many or how few, may have been used in Iraq
or Afghanistan. Chances are very few were used. CBs are
antipersonnel ordinances used only to confine or restrict
areas that are vital to or heavily tread by the enemy.

Because of the fear of civilian and friendly casualties,
CBs would be used sparingly near ANY populated areas.

The W/comPost also quotes this clown Hennessey, and how he
got this idea for this “Keester Egg” hunt, back on March 17.
(Let me say that I’M one MICK who is sick to death of all
these d*mn Irish liberals)*** He claims he was “standing on
the stage, looking into the crowd of HUNDREDS(not tens of
thousands as were fore casted)of like minded people”, or
some such crap. HaHaHaHaHaHaHa. Hope they get even fewer
this time around. It’s obvious that the lefties’ hero, Bela
Pelosi, the Damascus Diva, has laid the biggest egg that
the liberals could find all week. Stink bombs included.

Thanks for letting me rant as it’s been a long, tough week.
....JJ61

***=Conservative Irishman ranting about all the damn
liberal Irish in this country. Need a whole new forum.

40 posted on 04/06/2007 6:31:40 PM PDT by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: JerseyJohn61

Actually, cluster bombs are used primarily on runways to create craters to impair take-offs and to disable aircraft.


41 posted on 04/07/2007 7:43:59 AM PDT by concretebob (I'm NOT pro-war, I'm ANTI - TERRORIST)
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To: astounded
We need to bring back mandatory military service for all young men and women in the USA.

Sorry, Bro, but you are wrong on this one.
Ask any active-duty personnel and they will tell you a draft is very bad idea.
They only want someone next to them and behind them who WANTS to be there.
Re-instate the draft, and you really will see a charlie-foxtrot of the first order.
The draft was the over-riding issue during Viet Nam.
We do not need another one.
We have enough to deal with now.

42 posted on 04/07/2007 7:51:19 AM PDT by concretebob (I'm NOT pro-war, I'm ANTI - TERRORIST)
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To: concretebob
Actually, cluster bombs are used primarily on runways to create craters to impair take-offs and to disable aircraft.

Yes, and cluster bombs (bomblets) are also used with MLRS to disable tanks and artillery. When used against military personnel, the enemy army usually immediately surrenders and the war is ended. So they stop almost any kind of war machine or organization. You might call them the ultimate anti-war weapon!


43 posted on 04/07/2007 8:57:23 AM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: \/\/ayne

I prefer the Daisy-cutter for personnel, though. Quick, thorough, and everything is sterilized.


44 posted on 04/07/2007 3:52:21 PM PDT by concretebob (I'm NOT pro-war, I'm ANTI - TERRORIST)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Profound comments with which I whole heartedly agree, from someone self labeling as not particularly religious. I happened to be watching the Lawrence Welk Show on PBS a few minutes before reading your comments.

I commented, “a better age, the world according to Mr Welk”. We couldn’t go too far wrong using his show philosophy. A self regulated man who gave America what he saw as good for them. Not likely that he would be pro easterbomb hunt.


45 posted on 04/07/2007 5:41:33 PM PDT by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: concretebob

Is there a sarcasm tag, if not there should be.


46 posted on 04/07/2007 5:55:05 PM PDT by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: Excellence

I hope you’re right, because these people are out to lunch.


47 posted on 04/07/2007 7:14:52 PM PDT by sasha123
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To: concretebob; astounded
Second that -- from the wife of a Vietnam-era vet (they never shipped him overseas).

The draftees in his unit were more trouble than they were worth. Two of them they didn't even issue ammunition to.

Plus, the liberal moonbats all want a draft so they can get the cowardly and lazy college students on board for anti-draft riots. . . just like the LAST time.

No thanks. Let the warriors do their job.

48 posted on 04/07/2007 8:20:54 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: tgslTakoma

It’s supposed to be bitter cold and cloudy Monday. I hope it snows on the Socialists parade. I’m going to laugh if it snows tomorrow. Better yet, I hope we have a blizzard tomorrow.


49 posted on 04/07/2007 9:58:53 PM PDT by 3_wheeler (Freedom Isn't Free (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/conservative_americans))
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To: trooprally; tgslTakoma

I’m off but I just can’t make this one. Too bad, though, cuz I have this bag of water balloons that look just like grenades. . . . Ya might be able to find them in dollar stores in your area! :-)


50 posted on 04/07/2007 10:38:49 PM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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