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Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee blast NPR over Juan Williams firing
POLITICO ^ | 10/21/10 | ANDY BARR

Posted on 10/21/2010 8:11:04 AM PDT by maggief

Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee rushed to the defense of political commentator Juan Williams on Thursday after he was fired by NPR for comments about Muslims.

Palin and Huckabee – both, like Williams, paid Fox News contributors – launched into the publicly funded radio network.

"NPR defends 1st Amendment Right, but will fire u if u exercise it," Palin tweeted. "Juan Williams: u got taste of Left's hypocrisy, they screwed up firing you."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billoreilly; juanwilliams; mikehuckabee; npr
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1 posted on 10/21/2010 8:11:07 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

First Palin defends Dr. Laura who criticized her in 2008 for taking the VP job claiming she could not be a good mother and now she defends of all people Juan Williams who has taken many opportunities to cheap-shot her.

Really unbelievable and so magnanimous. What a great lady!


2 posted on 10/21/2010 8:14:30 AM PDT by techno
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To: techno
Really unbelievable and so magnanimous. What a great lady!

When you have core beliefs and principles, these kind of things happen.

3 posted on 10/21/2010 8:17:14 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Palin Haley O'Donnell - mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm)
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To: techno

Sadly, I’ll bet Juan Williams will REALLY be nervous around Muslims now!


4 posted on 10/21/2010 8:17:26 AM PDT by Errant
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To: maggief
NPR will just say this is more evidence they did the right thing.
5 posted on 10/21/2010 8:18:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: maggief

Caller to Beck earlier compared what Juan said with what Obama said about his grandma ... how about we fire him too?


6 posted on 10/21/2010 8:19:36 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: Errant

What would the reaction of the left have been if Williams had said he got nervous about Catholic priests being around little boys? The left and comedians would have celebrated such comments.

But for him to say he’s nervous about Muslims on an airplane, these comments get him fired from an organization which prides itself on celebrating free speech????

Can’t wait to hear the liberal commentators on MSNBC, etc. give their spin on why it was proper to fire a long standing NPR commentator for expressing an opinion, for using his freedom of speech.


7 posted on 10/21/2010 8:19:59 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Errant
Sadly, I’ll bet Juan Williams will REALLY be nervous around Muslims now!

Libs too. Since they've issued a lefty fatwa against him.

Behead those who insult the PC Gods. LOL!
8 posted on 10/21/2010 8:20:31 AM PDT by ZX12R (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“The left and comedians would have celebrated such comments.”

And a whole bunch here would have been calling for his firing.

All depends on who’s ox, etc.


9 posted on 10/21/2010 8:21:59 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: maggief

Gee, I can’t imagine Juan getting the ax when he is such a supporter of the leftist administration’s doctrine. Perhaps he’ll see the light. Naw, that’ll never happen.


10 posted on 10/21/2010 8:22:08 AM PDT by khenrich (And people thought Jimmy Carter was our worst president........)
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To: maggief

http://bigjournalism.com/wthuston/2010/10/18/george-soros-millions-buying-political-reporters-for-npr/

Soros gave NPR $1.8 Million dollars to buy reporters. No wonder Juan was fred.


11 posted on 10/21/2010 8:22:17 AM PDT by NorwegianViking
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To: khenrich
Gee, I can’t imagine Juan getting the ax when he is such a supporter of the leftist administration’s doctrine.

This is more about FOX than JW. NPR has been trying to get JW to stop appearing on FOX for years.

12 posted on 10/21/2010 8:23:49 AM PDT by SeeSac
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To: Errant
Comments or no, why wouldn't you be nervous around them?
13 posted on 10/21/2010 8:24:14 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now)
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To: maggief

Will Juan wake up or will he grovel at the feet of his Overlords?


14 posted on 10/21/2010 8:24:43 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: khenrich

It’ll take getting the ax HANDLE upside the head in order for him to see the light.

Perhaps, though, this will be “enough”.

Remember, a conservative is often a liberal mugged by reality.


15 posted on 10/21/2010 8:25:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: techno

Yes, she is a great lady, and one of the reasons is, she puts principle above personal, and that is why she is rightly defending Juan Williams in this particular case.


16 posted on 10/21/2010 8:25:41 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: rockrr

Agree


17 posted on 10/21/2010 8:26:24 AM PDT by Errant
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To: techno

She may not like what someone has to say, but she defends it.

That is called a “True American”


18 posted on 10/21/2010 8:26:27 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: maggief
Juan said he gets nervous when he sees people on the same plane as him wearing Muslim garb.

Me too. As a business traveler, I used to (note: past tense) stay in a major chain hotel near the Philly airport. After 9/11, I noticed that some of the reception clerks were wearing Muslim head scarfs. One time I arrived, one was in full Buhrka with her face covered. I cancelled my reservation and went to another hotel in the area.

19 posted on 10/21/2010 8:26:31 AM PDT by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: maggief

Any leftist organization “screws up”

when it reveals its true self.

Leftism cannot survive unless it obfuscates what it is really about.


20 posted on 10/21/2010 8:27:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: maggief

Juan’s awakening to the real world continues...


21 posted on 10/21/2010 8:29:25 AM PDT by Baynative ( 11 / 2 / 2010 !!!)
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To: NorwegianViking; Halfmanhalfamazing

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2419777/posts

Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

Posted on Saturday, January 02, 2010 7:41:39 PM by Halfmanhalfamazing

As you start to read all this, you’ll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let’s start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I’ve noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2341083/posts

And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I’m seeing, it’s a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn’t matter. Soros money is soros money in my book.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2396058/posts

Additional information about RWJF can be found here.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2419729/posts

According to RWJF themselves, they’ve given well over 9 million dollars to NPR. And that’s just a quick google search.

http://www.rwjf.org/reports/grr/024065.htm

http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=16918

How about the Ford Foundation? Who is known for funding ACORN.

http://www.centerforinvestigativereporting.org/blogpost/20081015acorn039smoneytreehasmanybranches

http://biggovernment.com/tag/ford-foundation/

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2009/10/beleaguered_acorn_losing_found.html

According to Al Gore’s news site, Ford has given NPR(and PBS) at least 50 million dollars. Sourcewatch has another 3 mil given.

http://www.current.org/funding/funding0509ford.shtml

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=National_Public_Radio

Other groups(in the same links above regarding the Ford foundation) known for funding ACORN, who also fund NPR are:

The Annie E Casey Foundation

Bank of America

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Here’s a good one. The David Geffen Foundation gives grants to NPR. Sweetness and Light has a great posting regarding some of the anti-US foundations out there, and you’ll find the Geffen Foundation there.

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/taxpayer-supported-america-hating-501c3-charities

Take note how the Geffen Foundation funds CREW. For those who don’t know or have forgotten, CREW or Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is a soros funded outfit. Funny how this all comes full circle from the beginning, no?

In any case, that list shines light upon several foundations of which you’ll see the Wallace Global Fund. Another NPR funding entity.

NPR gets funds from the Melville Charitable Trust. The Trust’s executive director - Robert(Bob) Hohler is an Obama and Moveon.org contributor.

http://www.melvilletrust.org/about_us/who_we_are.aspx

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/bob-hohler.asp?cycle=08

You have the John S / James L Knight foundation as an NPR supporter. Knightfound claims to be a supporter of quality journalism, but then they also support the Huffington Post.

http://www.knightfoundation.org/news/press_room/knight_press_releases/detail.dot?id=354905

The John and Catherine MacArthur Foundation, has in the past given money to La Raza types.

http://romanticpoet.wordpress.com/2009/10/02/progressive-coalition-comes-out-for-acorn/

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2343481/posts

The William T Grant Foundation is another NPR supporting foundation. Amongst it’s board members is Robert Granger who hails from the MDRC.

http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/about_us/board_of_trustees

Why is that important? The MDRC was created by the Ford Foundation; of ACORN funding fame.

http://www.mdrc.org/about_what_is_mdrc.htm

The Carnegie Foundation supports NPR like the MacArthur Foundation. Also like macfound, they support La Raza.(see links above)

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is another. They support just about every left wing organization you can think of. Tides, ACLU, Amnesty international, ACORN, NARAL, and of course, NPR.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderprofile.asp?fndid=5337&category=79

I’m sure many other NPR grant sources have far left wing ties as well. I started out trying to track down specific dollar amounts at the beginning as you can see, but after seeing just how deep this rabbit hole goes, I gave up on that and just pointed out the obviousness of all this. The dollar amounts clearly don’t matter. This is a huge cesspool and this is all at the root of a news outlet that does not openly claim it’s bias.


22 posted on 10/21/2010 8:31:14 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

In January 2011 - the Republican controlled Congress MUST AXE PBS!


23 posted on 10/21/2010 8:32:32 AM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: maggief

NPR-—the classic expression of ‘pusillanimous pipsqueaks’ of the Left, or what the Brits call “Willie Wetlegs”.
Maybe this will move Juan a little more to the “right” side of the aisle. He was straddling BOTH sides, to my suprise:
since I virtually NEVER listen to NPR, I was amazed to find he’d appeared there AT ALL. But what Juan said was NO DIFFERENT from what Jesse Jackson let out about his fear of encountering a black in a dark alley years ago: a rare honest admission which got NO censure from NPR. It just highlights how the PC forces have made MUSLIMS, of all people on EARTH, a politically protected class, over and above all previous politically protected classes.


24 posted on 10/21/2010 8:33:03 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: SeeSac

I think your right. Mara Liason ought to be careful too.


25 posted on 10/21/2010 8:33:27 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: maggief

Thy black men shall have liberty of speech in defense of liberalism however thy black men are not free to stray off the plantation in supportive speech of anti-liberal causes. All black men are free buit some black men are more free than others.
Thy gods of Liberalism are angry with you Juan Williams.


26 posted on 10/21/2010 8:34:26 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: maggief

If I get on a plane and see a visibly recognizable muslim anywhere on that plane, then I am getting off that plane.

They can arrest me if they want, but I will not be ANYWHERE near a muslim for ANY reason whatsoever, but especially on a plane!


27 posted on 10/21/2010 8:35:04 AM PDT by chris37
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To: maggief

I think Breitbart is the only one to get this right...which follows.

Well, if Juan Williams is impacted by the behavior of Muslims, then progressives - and NPR is that, can’t lecture white America that their concerns are based on hate, religious intolerance, bigotry or xenophobia. Juan Williams didn’t drop his mask and reveal any Islamophobia last night on Fox. What he did was rip the mask off the tactics NPR and other progressives, including the liberal media, use to lecture America and prevent an honest discussion of the threat from Islam.

End of Breitbarts’s remark—

So when O Reilly was on the view they could dismiss it as ‘white guy’ making those remarks,...but Juan blew the cover of the progressives, NAACP and other’s accusing Americans of being racist, homophobes, Islamaphobes.

Juan put being American first, before race, religion etc.

Good for Juan.

We are told to ‘be aware’ of our surroundings, and then when we actually speak about it, we get scoriated.

Most Americans know they may have to help defend a plane from hitting the White House, Capitol building etc, these days.

We will defend our country against the war they declared on us.

Most are not even aware that just weeks ago, it was ordered to ‘kill Americans, one at a time, 2 or 3, WHAT EVER YOU CAN DO, WHAT EVER WAY YOU CAN DO IT.

It’s happening. It’s hidden by the media. At least 3 incidents in the last couple of weeks. But since it wasn’t hundred or thousands or millions killed, they barely get reported, if at all.

We used to live in a soceity that was generally safe for us to go to the post office, go to the mall, our sons and daughters to go to recruiting stations. America has to wake up, it’s not safe anymore.

And not talking about it, or denying it, doesn’t mean it’s not happening.
Refusing to identify the problem is the problem.

I am no fan of Juan’s, I turn the station when he is on FOX, he cheerleads Obama, he pushes Administration talking points, he hogs the talk time, even...but this time, he’s isn’t wrong. And I will defend that.

America does not fall on our watch. Not our watch.


28 posted on 10/21/2010 8:37:02 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: maggief

Juan has the right to say what he wants he must be one of the liberals that can’t be bought off for 30 pieces of silver..so he says what is in his heart..People if we don’t put an end to all this crap we will be goners..These filthy Muslims think we have to do as they say..Vote the dirty liberal out of office they are the ones giving the Muslim free rain to destroy our county..

‘I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”


29 posted on 10/21/2010 8:37:40 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: maggief

Okay, I love Sarah. But why this nonsense?

“Juan Williams: u [sic]got [sic] taste of [sic] Left’s hypocrisy, [sic] they screwed up firing you.”

Four grammatical errors in less than two sentences? She’s posting like a 6-year old. I don’t care if it is just Twitter: she needs to be putting a better public foot forward. Heaven knows the media will ravish her any chance they get.


30 posted on 10/21/2010 8:38:58 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: maggief

Given that NPR is a government funded entity, This HAS to be a freedom of speech issue.


31 posted on 10/21/2010 8:40:17 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: maggief

‘Williams is declining to comment on the firing. “I better bite my tongue at this point,” he told The Washington Post Thursday morning.’

The desired outcome...


32 posted on 10/21/2010 8:41:12 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

WHATEVER


33 posted on 10/21/2010 8:42:20 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: PLD

Juan Williams’ remark is really no different than what Jesse Jackson said about crossing the street if he sees a young black man approaching him on the same side of a deserted street.


34 posted on 10/21/2010 8:44:09 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: maggief

“I am Juan Williams.”

35 posted on 10/21/2010 8:45:38 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Freddd

Wow, hes a man! lol.


36 posted on 10/21/2010 8:46:49 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Agreed. The only thing missing was a “LOL” or “OMG”.


37 posted on 10/21/2010 8:48:39 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: maggief

Terrible!!!! Obamaism at its worst through NPR (The voice of denied Freedom of speech). Ah, shades of the German leader, the Russian leader, The Italian leader, The Cuban leader, The Venezuelan Leader, etc. Obama & NPR are right at home with these despots. Wake up America. What these low life vermin excuses for human beings did to Juan Williams is treason at its worst!!! Remember on Election Day!!! Obama and his Democrat Party must be totally destroyed at the ballot box on November 2,2010!!!!


38 posted on 10/21/2010 8:51:47 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: CaspersGh0sts
Heaven knows the media will ravish her any chance they get.

"Ravish her"? Really?

39 posted on 10/21/2010 8:53:08 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: CaspersGh0sts

I also don’t think she understands the first amendment. It is not in place to protect you when you embarrass your boss, it is intended to keep the government from limiting what you can say.


40 posted on 10/21/2010 8:55:08 AM PDT by stormer
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To: NorwegianViking

And Soros has said he’s afraid America will win the war on terror. So it makes sense for Soros to replace any commentators or reporters who comprehends that at least part of Islam is intent on our destruction.


41 posted on 10/21/2010 8:55:50 AM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: chris37

You must not travel much.


42 posted on 10/21/2010 8:56:38 AM PDT by stormer
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To: MrB

Scratch an actor and you’ll find an actress. Scratch a liberal and there’s a conservative in denial.


43 posted on 10/21/2010 8:57:51 AM PDT by Leg Olam (A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth.)
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To: T-Bird45
Oh there is lots of difference because Muslim think of blacks as slaves..They use the blacks just like they use the liberal whites..when they are finished with all of them they will throw them into a pit of vipers..

Make sure you watch the whole thing it is very interesting.. http://vodpod.com/watch/3992245-black-hebrew-history-the-muhammadan-arab-slave-trade-east-africa-news-video

44 posted on 10/21/2010 8:58:23 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Get a life Casper - that’s Twitter for you!


45 posted on 10/21/2010 9:04:22 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: maggief

The real outrage is that NPR receives public funds. Maybe Rush should ask for an equal time/equal share...?


46 posted on 10/21/2010 9:05:13 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Freddd
They talk about religion,
And man and God and law,
But they find you every time you slam the door,
Juan ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more...

Now he knows, nobody gets off the plantation at NPR, nobody.

47 posted on 10/21/2010 9:05:21 AM PDT by Old North State (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro)
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To: stormer
You must not travel much.

No kidding. I don't think I've ever traveled on a plane where there hasn't been a Muslim onboard. I can't be John Madden my whole life. :O)

48 posted on 10/21/2010 9:06:42 AM PDT by library user
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To: techno

“Really unbelievable and so magnanimous. What a great lady!”

Conservatives believe in free speech; liberals don’t.


49 posted on 10/21/2010 9:07:12 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: llevrok

They own a lot of motels, convenience stores, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, etc. I’d sure like to know who’s funding these people. It takes a lot of money to buy a McDonald’s franchise. If they’ve got that much money they could have stayed in Pa-kee-ston and lived like a king.

And why is the government allowing all this to happen? Do we have a deal with the muslims? And how long has this deal been in place?


50 posted on 10/21/2010 9:09:47 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Never again will I hold my nose and vote for a rino.)
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