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Burris Says Blago Wanted $10k Donation Before Senate Appointment (Didn't Disclose This Under Oath
Chicago Sun Times via FOX News ^ | 2/14/2009 | Staff

Posted on 02/14/2009 3:01:35 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist

Rod Blagojevich's brother asked Roland Burris for up to $10,000 in campaign donations before Burris was appointed to the U.S. Senate by then-Gov. Blagojevich of Illinois, a Burris spokesman told FOX News.

Sen. Burris didn't make the donation but failed to disclose the request under oath before an Illinois House impeachment panel.

Now state House Republicans say they want Burris investigated for perjury.

The Chicago Sun-Times first reported on its web site Saturday that Burris made the disclosure in a new affidavit sent to the head of the state committee that recommmended Blagojevich be removed from office.

According to the nwespaper, the affidavit is dated Feb. 5 -- three weeks after Burris was sworn in to fill President Obama's former Senate seat.

Burris says he sent the affidavit to Illinois House majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie when he realized his testimony before the committee wasn't complete.

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(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 111th; blago; blagojevich; burris; congress; corruption; democrats; foxnews; rolandburris
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According to this article, Burris remembers three conversations he had with Blagojevich, remembers that he refused to contribute and so on, but didn't remember to disclose this?

Amazing, isn't it?

1 posted on 02/14/2009 3:01:36 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

How did Burris even get the seat if he didn’t cough up the cash?


2 posted on 02/14/2009 3:03:18 PM PST by Spokane
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What might have happened if Burris had disclosed this (and people found out about it) before he was appointed by Blagojevich to the U.S. Senate?


3 posted on 02/14/2009 3:04:00 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The price on Obama’s former senate seat sure did drop . . .dropped down to $10,000. Fire sale price.


4 posted on 02/14/2009 3:05:20 PM PST by BAW (Social Security needs a bailout.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

How much did obozo’s COS Rahm Immanuel offer during his many talks w/Blago?


5 posted on 02/14/2009 3:09:08 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Off to jail you go, Bro.


6 posted on 02/14/2009 3:10:22 PM PST by wolfcreek (There is no 2 party system only arrogant Pols and their handlers)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Another lying democrat. He should be a model Senator.


7 posted on 02/14/2009 3:15:08 PM PST by USMA '71
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Another lying democrat. He should be a model Senator.


8 posted on 02/14/2009 3:15:32 PM PST by USMA '71
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Its like that whole place is unraveling. Hope it takes Barack with it.


9 posted on 02/14/2009 3:16:06 PM PST by benjibrowder (Looking forward to kicking Obama out of office in 2012.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Now state House Republicans say they want Burris investigated for perjury.

Wouldn't they do better to put his name in to Obama for the open cabinet position of Secretary of Commerce? This revelation makes him totally qualified for the position!

10 posted on 02/14/2009 3:20:19 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
corruption Pictures, Images and Photos
11 posted on 02/14/2009 3:20:41 PM PST by redreno
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To: Spokane

Maybe Blago set him up on a lay-away plan...


12 posted on 02/14/2009 3:23:42 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I think he’s too dumb to realize he’s incrimanated himself...lol.


13 posted on 02/14/2009 3:24:13 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Justice Department Briefing on Blagojevich Investigation:
Patrick Fitzgerald, United States attorney general for the Northern District of Illinois [speaking to press]:
Published: December 9, 2008, New York Times

Excerpts from the transcript:

Fitzgerald: "In the governor words -- governor's words, quote, 'Fire all those bleeping people. Get them the bleep out of there. And get us some editorial support', close quote. And the bleeps are not really bleeps."

(snip)

Fitzgerald: "A month or so ago a $1.8 billion tollway project was announced. While that tollway project was being announced, Governor Blagojevich was privately seeking to have a person benefiting from that contract raise $100,000 in contributions, and privately the government (sic) said, 'I could have made a larger announcement but wanted to see how they would perform by the end of the year. If they don't perform, bleep 'em.' That's a quote. And the word 'bleep' was not the word he used."

(snip)

Fitzgerald: "The governor's own words describing the Senate seat, quote, 'It's a bleeping valuable thing -- thing. You just don't give it away for nothing', close quote."

Fitzgerald: "Another quote, 'I've got this thing, and it's bleeping golden. And I'm just not giving it up for bleeping nothing. I'm not going to do it, and I can always use it; I can parachute me there,' quote. Those are his words, not our characterization, other than with regard to the bleep."

Fitzgerald: "The tapes reveal that Governor Blagojevich wanted a number of things in exchange for making the appointment to the Senate seat -- an appointment as secretary of health and human services or an ambassadorship, an appointment to a private foundation, a higher paying job for his wife or campaign contributions."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/09/us/politics/09text-illinois.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all
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Blago's wife...

"Mrs. Blago, the former Patti Mell, won the hearts of old-school thugs everywhere with her f-word-filled rants captured on FBI wiretaps, some of which were colorfully detailed in the criminal complaint against her hubby..." --Michelle Malkin, December 17, 2008

http://710knus.townhall.com/columnists/MichelleMalkin/2008/12/17/the_real_housewives_of_crook_county

14 posted on 02/14/2009 3:24:55 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

...funny how news like this hits on the weekend


15 posted on 02/14/2009 3:25:23 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

..and after the vote


16 posted on 02/14/2009 3:27:32 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
I suspect there are few Senators who are worthy of escaping the Hangman's noose once the Republic decides we've had enough of their tyranny...

Being comfortably retired, I'll volunteer to supply the rope...
NEW rope, so they won't complain...

17 posted on 02/14/2009 3:29:13 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Roland Burris and Rep. Bobby Rush (speaking)
at a Chicago news conference announcing
Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appointment of
Burris to the U.S. Senate Dec. 30, 2008.
CBS
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From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
PROFILE: BOBBY RUSH:

* Democratic Member of Congress

* Member of the radical Progressive Caucus

* In 1968, went AWOL from the U.S. Army

* Co-founder of the Illinois branch of the Black Panther Party

* In 1969, served six months in jail for an illegal weapons conviction

* Advocates reparations for African Americans

"Bobby Rush has described his involvement with the Black Panthers as part of his maturation process, as a youthful indiscretion that he abandoned immediately after Hampton's death. He described his role mostly as running the Black Panther Party's Free Breakfast for Children program.

But Bobby Rush served six months in jail for a 1969 illegal weapons conviction and, even after his release, in 1971 his comrades were still describing him as the 'Deputy Minister of Defense' for the Black Panther Party in Illinois. In 1992 the socialist magazine In These Times praised fledgling congressional candidate Rush, writing that he 'has continued to support progressive policies and has never disavowed his Panther past...."

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1198
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From the Maoist Internationist Movement:
[1960s/original] Black Panther Party [BPP] Archives
From the article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROES

"On May 1st, May Day [1969], the day of the gigantic Free Huey rally, two of Alioto's top executioners vamped on the brothers from the Brown Community who were attending to their own affairs. These brothers, who are endowed with the revolutionary spirit of the Black Panther Party defended themselves from the racist pig gestapo.

Pig Joseph Brodnik received his just reward with a big hole in the chest. Pig Paul McGoran got his in the mouth which was not quite enough to off him.

The revolutionary brothers escaped the huge swarm of pigs with dogs, mace, tanks and helicopters, proving once again that "the spirit of the people is greater than the man's technology."

To these brothers the revolutionary people of racist America want to say, by your revolutionary deed you are heroes, and that you are always welcome to our camp."

Source: Maoist Internationist Movement
Article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROS (May 11, 1969):
http://web.archive.org/web/20041230150623/http://www.etext.org/Politics/MIM/bpp/index.html

18 posted on 02/14/2009 3:29:40 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Spokane
How did Burris even get the seat if he didn’t cough up the cash?

Here's my theory :

Blago initially wanted cash for the seat. When he realized the jig was up, he picked the one candidate out of all of them that Washington couldn't reject without questions of racism coming up. He did this to stick his thumb in the eye of his political enemies. And Burris played it perfectly.

Call me a conspiracy nut, but this theory makes sense. A well executed political game, basically.
19 posted on 02/14/2009 3:30:31 PM PST by mysterio
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To: river rat
Being comfortably retired, I'll volunteer to supply the rope...

NEW rope, so they won't complain...

I'll pay for half the cost of the new rope, on condition that Chris Dodd be the first to swing from it.

After a proper trial and conviction of course.

20 posted on 02/14/2009 3:35:47 PM PST by Graybeard58
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Yee haw! Now that Burris has admitted he’s a liar (or at least a convenience truth-teller) maybe an R or at least a halfway competent D will have a chance when his seat is up in 2 years.

In the meantime I hope the prosecute the SOB for perjury.

Hey Roland, yer “tainted” now!


21 posted on 02/14/2009 3:37:35 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

He knows it’s safe to come out in the open now.


22 posted on 02/14/2009 3:37:41 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: La Enchiladita

I agree....dumb as a stump.


23 posted on 02/14/2009 4:11:20 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: USMA '71
He should be a model Senator.

Until he is replaced by the venerable "Al Franken" as the #1 model of virtue of government representation.

24 posted on 02/14/2009 4:11:27 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Didn’t Disclose This Under Oath? He’s a Democrat! What the hell does an oath mean to a Democrat!?


25 posted on 02/14/2009 4:15:20 PM PST by flowerplough (Bammy's ridiculous like Jimmy Carter, who also announced his divine intentions to we mere mortals...)
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To: anniegetyourgun
I agree....dumb as a stump.

He's a faithful democrat.

Why is it news that he's dumb as a stump?

26 posted on 02/14/2009 4:18:41 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I guess the price of Senate Seats is deflating badly. Mark Warner spent $M and had to run twice to get his. Imagine how bad he must feel after Burris only had to cough up $10K.


27 posted on 02/14/2009 4:23:29 PM PST by .cnI redruM (Change is not always good, and Hope is not a plan.)
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To: Graybeard58
Regretfully, I must decline your kind offer...
I'm going to insist that Ted Kennedy be first, to prevent him dying an undeserved natural death in his bed....

Then Kerry must immediately follow Kennedy, I owe it to some Marine brothers I loved dearly.

Then Durbin, then Schumer, then Boxer, then Reid, then "Leaky" Leahy, then "Specs" Levin, then Boxer, then Wyden......then, let the mob have their way with the rest..

28 posted on 02/14/2009 4:30:11 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: La Enchiladita
I think he’s too dumb to realize he’s incrimanated himself...lol.

BTTT

29 posted on 02/14/2009 4:34:45 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

WHAT???!!!

My goodness, not ANOTHER Democrat who broke the law??!!

GASP! (as if...)


30 posted on 02/14/2009 4:40:28 PM PST by R0CK3T
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To: ETL
Fitz is dirty. He cut the investigation short when he realized it was headed towards obama.
31 posted on 02/14/2009 4:47:36 PM PST by yazdankurd (fortis fortuna adiuvat)
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To: yazdankurd

I agree.


32 posted on 02/14/2009 4:49:24 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!

33 posted on 02/14/2009 8:17:44 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist -)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Burris is a doorjamb. Run, Ditka, run!


34 posted on 02/14/2009 8:18:20 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Wonder if Roland will carve any of this into his ever-expanding mausoleum.


35 posted on 02/14/2009 8:22:04 PM PST by Buck W. (BHO: Selling hope, keeping the change.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

He’s a member of a known “victim class” and a Democrat nothing will happen.


36 posted on 02/14/2009 8:24:08 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: mysterio

Nothing nutty about that statement.

Personally I am disgusted by the price put on this seat. It should be worth a lot more than that.


37 posted on 02/14/2009 10:39:11 PM PST by arrogantsob
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
"What?? If you learned the FBI had your recorded phone conversations about Blogo hitting me up for 10K, your memory would improve too!"

"Why didn't I report this shake-down? ...Next Question Pls."

38 posted on 02/15/2009 4:11:43 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Just one more Chicago Political Thug, lying his ass off under oath about Democrat corruption!

And then he failed to notifiy the FBI of the attempted BRIBE by a sitting Democrat Governor!

39 posted on 02/15/2009 4:16:18 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: lilylangtree
How much did obozo’s COS Rahm Immanuel offer during his many talks w/Blago?

Beats me, but we do know that Rahmbo was all over the talk shows from the moment of his appointment as COS until Blago blew up. Emanuel then disappeared until the day before the inauguration.

Emanuel is neck deep in this, which we can only hope comes out during Blago's federal trial.

40 posted on 02/15/2009 4:48:36 AM PST by Jacquerie (More Central Planning is not the solution to the failure of Central Planning.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Burris says he sent the affidavit to Illinois House majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie when he realized his testimony before the committee wasn't complete.
Uh-huh. And Global Warming ate my homework.

I'm suuuuure that since its now been released that Patrick Fitzgerald has him ON TAPE talking with Blago's brother about said '$10,000 campaign donations' had nothing to do with this 'realization' by Burris. And not one phone call, but four separate times.

Federal Prisons are gonna get really crowded with IL pols.

41 posted on 02/15/2009 7:46:11 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Spokane

“How did Burris even get the seat if he didn’t cough up the cash?”

I was wondering the same thing. And if Burris was appointed fraudulently, it’s too bad that his vote on the porkulus bill can’t be invalidated.


42 posted on 02/15/2009 8:01:56 AM PST by Purrcival (Proud to share my birthday with President Reagan)
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To: Spokane
How did Burris even get the seat if he didn’t cough up the cash?

That's easy..........Burris let Blago's wife play Butt Bingo with him.

43 posted on 02/15/2009 8:58:40 AM PST by Liz (Problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money. M. Thatcher)
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To: Condor51

Am I the only one wondering what ‘Scooter Libby’ thinks about the Burris revelations?

Fitzmas didn’t have nearly so solid a case against Scooter...


44 posted on 02/15/2009 2:53:25 PM PST by cheee (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for 'bad hunter'...)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Republicans should refuse to sit in session with him. PERIOD.


45 posted on 02/15/2009 4:05:03 PM PST by Always Independent
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To: La Enchiladita
I think he’s too dumb to realize he’s incriminated himself.

Based on his press conference today, he'd be lucky to know what the word meant. It was like watching a ten year old.

I really think he was surprised that the press did not simply buy the oily, illogical explanation in the statement crafted by his not-too bright lawyer/bouncer standing next to him. He just expected them to scribble it down, say, "Oh, okay," and scurry off to file their stories. End of issue, and he gets to go back to the life he earned and deserves and, dammit, paid for.

For the first couple of rounds, he stuck to the talking points but just couldn't help himself. He was tying himself in knots, dancing on the head of a pin in an impassioned mazurka as to how a conversation about the appointment is not the same as a conversation about the senate seat. It was hilarious and painful at the same time.

Favorite part was when the lawyer refused to answer a question, saying something to the effect of he couldn't answer at that time. Asked why that was, he snapped, "Because I said so."

46 posted on 02/15/2009 4:41:16 PM PST by Eroteme
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To: Spokane

Even some Dems in ILL. asked for a spec ial vote to replace Obama. Now the folks in ILL have another doofus to contend with for 6 years. This state has Durbin and Burris and the faux Messiah, what a trifecta.And the dolts keep electing these liberal Dems so they can be taxed and regulated. What geniuses.


47 posted on 02/15/2009 5:52:08 PM PST by phillyfanatic ( iT)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; justiceseeker93; ..

Burris: ‘I was answering other questions’
The Politico
Posted on 02/15/2009 4:50:52 PM PST by Sub-Driver
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2186418/posts


48 posted on 02/15/2009 6:20:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Eroteme

I am impressed by your comments. Thank you for correcting my spelling, also. I knew it didn’t look right and was rushing. I especially like that you used the word ‘mazurka.’ I haven’t seen or heard that in a long time:)

Re Burris: Dummy is as dummy does.


49 posted on 02/17/2009 6:07:27 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us)
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To: La Enchiladita

Thanks. I wouldn’t know a mazurka from a samba. But it just popped into my head and the word had the right frenetic sound to it. So of course, your comment made me look it up (in case I’m ever on Jeopardy). So if the final question involves a mazurka, I’ll owe you.


50 posted on 02/17/2009 8:01:29 PM PST by Eroteme
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