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Racial tension running high after fight at Owatonna High School (Somalis beat up whites over essay)
Star Tribune ^ | November 20, 2009 | Curt Brown

Posted on 01/01/2010 4:57:12 AM PST by reaganaut1

Racial tension has been building at Owatonna High School this week after a fight broke out Monday between white and Somali students, prompting heightened police presence, backpack searches and widespread parental worries.

Owatonna Police Chief Shaun LaDue said between six and 15 officers have been assigned this week to the school, which usually uses one liaison officer.

Principal Don Johnson said the problems began when two white students wrote papers in recent weeks that were "inflammatory and very disrespectful." One student handed out copies of his paper to friends, while the other posted his on a class blog. Both were suspended from the school of 1,600 students -- about 100 of whom are Somali.

Johnson said that before the second student returned to school Monday, the student sent text messages over the weekend to white and Somali students that were "unapologetic and in your face." He then walked into a common area Monday where more than 20 Somali students were gathered and sat down. An altercation erupted that sent one of the white students to the hospital for observation.

"When two or three [Somali] students went over there to take things into their own hands, they had a gallery," Johnson said. "It has triggered a kind of pandemonium mainly involving parents of Caucasian students, who pictured the worse -- as if 200 students were fighting on the football field."

False text messages about the school being on lockdown after someone brought a gun "created some additional strife," the principal said. "We've operated peacefully for years and then, all of a sudden, it seems like two boys couldn't quite figure it out."

One mother said Wednesday that her ninth-grader "is scared to death to go back to school tomorrow."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: cantweallgetalong; invaders; islam; jihadinthewest; muslims; nogooddeed; owatonna; sharia; shariahlaw; skinnies; somalis; somalisinminnesota
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The principal blames the white students for papers that are ""inflammatory and very disrespectful".

Another account: Tensions mount at OHS.

Good commentary on this: Somali Muslims “out for blood” at Minnesota high school.

America should stop importing trouble!

1 posted on 01/01/2010 4:57:16 AM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1
Remind me as to why we keep importing people from Somalia again.

I'll take it that none of the Somalis involved will be charged with any hate crimes, but the whiteys, who didn't even throw a punch, will be crucified as always.

2 posted on 01/01/2010 5:05:21 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: reaganaut1

Can’t wait to see what Sen. Al The Clown Franken has to say about this. Mn’s high Somali population could easily turn into a problem if there are sleeper terrorists. Ya betcha!


3 posted on 01/01/2010 5:07:35 AM PST by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: pnh102
but the whiteys, who didn't even throw a punch, will be crucified as always.

And will continue to be as long as the dumbass white libs in this country keep voting for the democrats
4 posted on 01/01/2010 5:09:31 AM PST by uncbob
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To: reaganaut1
"We've operated peacefully for years and then, all of a sudden..."

DING, DING, DING...WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!

5 posted on 01/01/2010 5:12:06 AM PST by rickmichaels
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To: reaganaut1

These Somali muslim POS should be deported back to Africa before they start asking for reparations.


6 posted on 01/01/2010 5:13:11 AM PST by AUH2O Repub ( SPalin/Hunter 2012)
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To: uncbob
And will continue to be as long as the dumbass white libs in this country keep voting for the democrats

To be honest it is fun to watch whitey libs get beaten up by a diverse group of people. If they learn from that experience then that is all the better. But they usually end up doubling down on their own stupidity after an experience like that.

7 posted on 01/01/2010 5:14:15 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: reaganaut1

Yeah, it’s always the white guys’ fault...


8 posted on 01/01/2010 5:14:53 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: reaganaut1
Immigration in Minnesota

"..Most Somalis who now live in Minnesota came to the United States as refugees. About one-third of Minnesota’s Somali residents came directly from refugee camps; others settled first in another state and then relocated to Minnesota...."

Rarely does a good deed go unpunished!

9 posted on 01/01/2010 5:22:13 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: reaganaut1

I see that the White students were suspended for putting marks of ink on paper, while the non-Whites were forgiven for their physical assault on the Whites.


10 posted on 01/01/2010 5:22:18 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: reaganaut1
Some important information from the other article...

The senior who ended up in the hospital on Monday was given an assignment to write a paper for the class and post it on the class’ blog for other students to read and comment on. He posted the paper on Friday, Nov. 6.

He chose as his topic what he called “Somalian privileges” and wrote in his paper that the Somali students in the high school were allowed to “bend the rules.” As one example, he said that though most students weren’t allowed to wear hats in school, the Somali students routinely wore hats without being told to take them off.

Within a half hour, after the class had been dismissed, he was surrounded by a “pretty big group” of Somali students who had been given copies of the paper from other students in the class, the boy said. The Somalis were, the boy said, “pushing, yelling and asking questions” — specifically asking him if he had written the paper.

11 posted on 01/01/2010 5:22:59 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Maine towns have seen an increase in gang violence with the influx of Somalians.


12 posted on 01/01/2010 5:24:24 AM PST by maineman (BC EAGLES FAN)
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To: AUH2O Repub

.......before they start asking for reparations......

They are reparations. They are here because Minnesota liberals have terminal guilt that can only be assuaged by stupidity

Minnesota elected Al Franken..... there is no hope.


13 posted on 01/01/2010 5:25:21 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . What ever I do is what shall be)
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To: reaganaut1

Why won’t the ‘reporters’ release the actual text of the paper that was written, or the texts that were sent - so the readers can judge for themselves how “inflammatory” they were?


14 posted on 01/01/2010 5:27:06 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Go now. Run along and tell your Xerxes that he faces Free Men here...not slaves.")
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To: reaganaut1

FWIW, Owatonna is a typical small town in the Midwest. It is inhabited (for the most part) by good people with solid values and a solid work ethic.


15 posted on 01/01/2010 5:29:45 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski (No good deed goes unpunished.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

The kid evidently wrote a paper on how the Muslims at his school are priviliged and do not have to follow the school rules that everyone else has to follow.

I can see that it is true. Professionals tell me tht Muslims are ushered through programs like nursing and nurses aids with little accountablility and grading.


16 posted on 01/01/2010 5:32:16 AM PST by Chickensoup (We have the government we deserve.)
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To: reaganaut1

Since the paper was posted on a school blog site, has anyone tried to obtain the paper off the intarwebs? Probably has been removed, but the Internet remembers everything, so someone who has access to the school’ site (or knows it’s URL) might be able to find it.


17 posted on 01/01/2010 5:33:09 AM PST by GreenAccord (Bakon Akbar!)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
There's more to this than who is permitted to wear hats. It's not about race. It's about religion, but nobody wants to talk about that. Somali (Mohammedan)students are accommodated for their supposedly religious beliefs (head coverings), whereas White (Infidel)students are not.
18 posted on 01/01/2010 5:34:49 AM PST by PowderMonkey (Will work for ammo.)
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To: reaganaut1
This is the first I have heard of this, but after seeing some shows on cable about gangs, this is my guess:

The administration doesn't question gang members wearing hats out of fear for their own safety.

19 posted on 01/01/2010 5:35:56 AM PST by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar. ---- "OBAMA: THE GREAT MISTAKE OF 2008")
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To: reaganaut1

You can thank the lily-white, left-wing, do-gooders of the Lutheran Church for this one.


20 posted on 01/01/2010 5:39:40 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: reaganaut1

The best defense against Islam in the U.S. are two things:

1) Immediately stop all immigration and travel to the U.S. by Muslims. Ask all those with visas to leave and track and deport those who don’t.

2) The best defense against Islam is a population of people who are strong in their Christian faith. We need to build up generations of youth that are strong in their Christian faith. That is NOT going to happen in atheistic Marxist dominated government K-12 schools!

We as conservatives and Christians MUST, MUST, MUST open Christian private schools and shut down every government K-12 school in this nation.


21 posted on 01/01/2010 5:43:39 AM PST by wintertime
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“The Somalis were, the boy said, “pushing, yelling and asking questions” — specifically asking him if he had written the paper.”

Moderate Muslim = OUT OF BULLETS


22 posted on 01/01/2010 5:45:56 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: wintertime
The best defense against Islam is...

A fifty megaton blast 1/2 mile over Mecca...

23 posted on 01/01/2010 5:47:26 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: wintertime

Start running for office FRiendm, you got my vote. You are making WAAYY too much sense.


24 posted on 01/01/2010 5:47:35 AM PST by Molon Labbie
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To: reaganaut1

Dear principal

Repeat after me

Owatonna Siam

Owatonna siam

Owatonna Siam


25 posted on 01/01/2010 5:48:05 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: reaganaut1

You know, I don’t remember any problems like this with the Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees when they came to the DC area 25 or so years ago. I don’t know how Somalis ended up in Minnesota and Maine but thank God they didn’t all end up here. We, and apparently not the cops, have MS-13 to deal with.

But I guess none of it matters anyway since it’s all whitey’s fault.


26 posted on 01/01/2010 5:54:54 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: bert

Minnesota deselected a RINO is that a good thing?


27 posted on 01/01/2010 5:54:56 AM PST by vicar7
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
Why won’t the ‘reporters’ release the actual text of the paper that was written, or the texts that were sent - so the readers can judge for themselves how “inflammatory” they were?

Found this...

http://www.owatonna.com/news.php?viewStoryPrinter=11195

Monday’s fight
Although the actual fight between the white students and the Somali students happened Monday, the parties agree that the roots of the fight can be traced back to a paper written for an English composition class earlier in the month. The senior who ended up in the hospital on Monday was given an assignment to write a paper for the class and post it on the class’ blog for other students to read and comment on. He posted the paper on Friday, Nov. 6.
He chose as his topic what he called “Somalian privileges” and wrote in his paper that the Somali students in the high school were allowed to “bend the rules.” As one example, he said that though most students weren’t allowed to wear hats in school, the Somali students routinely wore hats without being told to take them off.
Within a half hour, after the class had been dismissed, he was surrounded by a “pretty big group” of Somali students who had been given copies of the paper from other students in the class, the boy said. The Somalis were, the boy said, “pushing, yelling and asking questions” — specifically asking him if he had written the paper.

28 posted on 01/01/2010 5:56:47 AM PST by Screaming_Gerbil (Luke 22:36 "Then said he unto them...he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.")
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Most Somalis who now live in Minnesota came to the United States as refugees.

Sounds like they need to re-attain that "refugee" status.

29 posted on 01/01/2010 6:00:00 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Deathcare...a solution desperately looking for a problem.)
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To: pnh102

It was the State university system and other privately funded institutions that first began “hiring” and then “importing” Somali “students” and “educators” into Minnesota in support of “international” study programs years ago. IIRC some of the universities were funding “studies” on the root causes of Somali poverty and civil disorder. Then the first implants all brought their families over which was easily accomplished with our completely open border situation. Then the families were fruitful and multiplied. As usual, our liberal educational system building a more diverse America—brick by bloody brick.


30 posted on 01/01/2010 6:02:42 AM PST by 4Runner
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To: reaganaut1
This is how it creeps folks. In big cities and small towns. You cannot say anything about Muslims – they are indeed privileged. If you do say something, be prepared to fight for your life and livelihood, possibly die, certainly have your life disrupted, end up in court, and be labeled things you likely are not.

A student follows the lesson plan. Writes a paper and posts it on a class blog as directed. And for doing what he was supposed to – in a land that prides itself on freedom of speech and expression – in a learning institution no less – that student is beat down and suspended.

Were any charges brought against the Somali’s who distributed the paper and not only incited violence but perpetrated it? Was the content really offensive or did the Somali’s just not like what was written?

And since when did not liking what is written in a school project become a green light to attack the author? Wait. Does this sound familiar? Muslims violently attacking non-Muslims who write something the Muslims don’t agree with?

31 posted on 01/01/2010 6:03:25 AM PST by 3AngelaD
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To: Chickensoup

It is not just Muslims, the same thing happened to Obama, it is called AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.


32 posted on 01/01/2010 6:03:25 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: Screaming_Gerbil

Well, based on the principal’s own words, the boy’s essay proved to be true.

>>”When two or three [Somali] students went over there to take things into their own hands, they had a gallery,”<<

then...

>>”We’ve operated peacefully for years and then, all of a sudden, it seems like two boys couldn’t quite figure it out.”<<

So the Somali students confront the white students, but the white students get singled out as the ones who can’t “quite figure it out”.

Seems like special treatment to me.


33 posted on 01/01/2010 6:05:02 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Go now. Run along and tell your Xerxes that he faces Free Men here...not slaves.")
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To: Screaming_Gerbil

just about time for a good old fashion mob to take care of this.


34 posted on 01/01/2010 6:05:30 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

Good observation. In the mid 1970’s refugees from Vietnam came to my hometown of Fargo, ND. Within 10 years the best students in the high schools were those children who came over as refugees or later on the children of those refugees.

I also don’t recall any spike in the crime rate when those refugees arrived.


35 posted on 01/01/2010 6:05:33 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: pnh102

My son always complained of the double standard in schools.
Blacks would swear, fight, cruse teachers, threaten teachers and nada.
Have to take in to account where they come from, very bad parentage etc, yada yada.


36 posted on 01/01/2010 6:07:11 AM PST by Joe Boucher (This marxist punk has got to go.)
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To: reaganaut1

Many years ago, with just a hint of racial tension between black and “cowboy” students, a wiser principal made a very good decision.

He brought in a “security” officer. He was a frightening looking man, about 6’6” tall, muscular, and importantly, a war veteran. He was not handsome, and sported several gold teeth and plastic ears from a war wound.

He was also black. Briefly this gave the black students the idea that he might be on “their side”. They were mistaken. However, peace and order were restored.


37 posted on 01/01/2010 6:07:43 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: pnh102; All
This article covers most of post-9/11. An excerpt:

A New Era of Refugee Resettlement
December 2006

http://www.cis.org/articles/2006/back1006.html

.....The "Presidential Determination" for the 2007 refugee quota released on October 11, 2006, calls for 70,000 refugee arrivals in FY 2007. In recent years the Republican-controlled House reduced the administration's budget request for refugee resettlement, approving funds sufficient to cover roughly 50,000 admissions. The President [BUSH] has stated that his eventual goal is a program that resettles 90,000 refugees in the United States each year, more than twice the total number of refugees resettled by all other developed countries combined in any year since the federal program began in 1980."....


38 posted on 01/01/2010 6:08:37 AM PST by Kimberly GG (Join Me In BOYCOTTING all ObamaTV!! (Change the channel or do so and then turn tv off!!))
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To: wintertime
We as conservatives and Christians MUST, MUST, MUST open Christian private schools and shut down every government K-12 school in this nation.

Why not offer to take some of these Somali youths into your home and offer them some Home schooling like they had in their native country?

40 posted on 01/01/2010 6:15:11 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: Daisyjane69
You can thank the lily-white, left-wing, do-gooders of the Lutheran Church for this one.

Yeah, and ALL people named Daisyjane69 are a bunch of (insert vulgar derogatory references here)

The ELCA is a liberal coven, and should not be called "Lutheran" at all.

The Catholic Charities of Maine brought them here.

< s >Those "lily-white, left-wing, do-gooder" Catholics.< /s >

41 posted on 01/01/2010 6:16:46 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Deathcare...a solution desperately looking for a problem.)
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To: mikey_hates_everything
oh we got a bunch of them here in Tn. down in Shelbyville, a nice quiet Southern town where elderly white people are not being forced off the sidewalks and shopkeepers are treated with arrogant disdain. Oh Yeah, we got our Somalis.
They mostly work for Tyson food and forced Tyson to cancel Labor Day and institute one of their holidays to celebrate.
I was a person who knew no color difference my entire life. I always looked at character in my friends and my children's friends. My door is now closed to people of color. War has been declared by these people on my country and it's citizens. I will not fraternize with the enemy.
42 posted on 01/01/2010 6:16:58 AM PST by ladyL
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To: reaganaut1

Wow - “Tensions mount at OHS” is, to me, the most interesting.

I love the comments at the end of the article. One person states the Somali’s have a problem with grabbing girls in the hallway which has been brought to the attention of the administration, nothing has been done about that. Another comment, one Somali came after someone’s sister with a ball bat - at least he was arrested and got sent back to Somalia.

The guy who wrote the opinion paper was suspended for writing the paper but the kids that beat him up were not!!

There are some serious issues at this school.


43 posted on 01/01/2010 6:17:54 AM PST by ozarkgirl
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To: mikey_hates_everything
I don’t know how Somalis ended up in Minnesota and Maine but thank God they didn’t all end up here.

Three words: Generous welfare programs.

44 posted on 01/01/2010 6:22:00 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: reaganaut1

Just a small request...and please take this in the spirit it is intended....

I have no idea where Owatonna is located (and neither do most other Freepers), and it is very likely that there is more than one Star Tribune in the US.

This is not directed at you specifically, but more of a general request overall; when you post something like this, please tell us where the story originates. Without that context right up front it is difficult to know if it applies to me or not.

Thanks!


45 posted on 01/01/2010 6:27:20 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I’m gonna have to disagree with you a bit, my FRiend.

My ex comes from that part of the world and he was Swedish. As was his entire family. They were all part of the ELCA family, so to speak. The best thing to come out of it was my ability to make pappakakor and authentic meatballs.

But I had a ringside seat for the ELCA bringing the Somali people to MN. I don’t doubt for a moment that the Catholics joined in. And the ELCA was still considered Lutheran in those days, btw. (although I agree with your characterization of them as a liberal coven). That damn magazine that ELCA had used to be delivered to our home, month by month filled with more liberal crap than I could stand.

Finally, I told my ex “Please call the church and make them cancel this rag. I can’t take it even being in this house anymore.”

And the ELCA relatives STILL think this was some sort of noble mission. My son talks to family up there (still much family there, to this day) and they continue telling him how wildly successful this has been. They even suggest that Cleveland try it. (!)

To which my son says “That’s okay, we have enough poor African Americans in Cleveland that don’t speak English.”

He might not be tactful, but the kid gets his point across.


46 posted on 01/01/2010 6:29:49 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

They are involved in Jihad. Hundreds of young Somali men have left MN to go back to Somalia and train. It is fact. They have been reporting on it since last year. Finally after month later, there was a story that the FBI was getting concerned. Hello????? We are importing terror into this country!!! Palestinians are heading this way also!


47 posted on 01/01/2010 6:36:47 AM PST by panthermom
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To: arbooz

Ping


48 posted on 01/01/2010 6:45:36 AM PST by erman
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To: Senator_Blutarski

My wife’s family are from the farm country just south of there. As conservative as anyone but they are lock solid dems. They are addicted to farm subsidies. DFL


49 posted on 01/01/2010 6:45:38 AM PST by Conservateacher
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To: verga
Let's send them back to Somalia. Then their own families can homeschool them.
50 posted on 01/01/2010 6:46:26 AM PST by wintertime
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