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McCain rips Toomey on Senate floor (McCain attacks Tea Party vision as "flawed" and "terrible")
The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. ^ | 2011-07-31 | Colby Itkowitz

Posted on 07/31/2011 5:31:34 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, who this week referred to Tea Party lawmakers as "hobbits," publicly criticized Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey Sunday during an unusual unscripted debate on the Senate floor.

McCain, who appeared to be having a great 'ol time during a back and forth with Democrat Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin, referred to Toomey and those who share his views as "terrible."

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"...the terrible obstructionists on this side of the aisle, the terrible people, their flawed philosophical views about the future of America..."

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To: rabscuttle385

Rot in Hell McCain!


101 posted on 07/31/2011 8:29:30 PM PDT by ohioman
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To: hinckley buzzard

No, hb, there’s nothing wrong with McCain.

This is his unvarnished, Manchurian Candidate self.

This is who he is.

And he fooled the folks in AZ AGAIN with the old, I’m a conservative, send me back to DC trick.

A recall in AZ needs 380,000 signatures.

Arizona, get busy. America’s future depends on it.


102 posted on 07/31/2011 8:34:03 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Artcore
You and others can feel free to continue giving this creep kudos for his service, but I no longer feel the obligation.

Amen, brother, to that comment.

When he hugged his tormentor in DC in 1992,I knew he had been turned.

That evil NV colonel killed many American heroes, and McCain hugged him. I would have socked him, not hugged him.

McCain has been a cancer on the Senate for decades.

No one will ever be able to convince me that he did not throw the entire 2008 campaign in favor of Obama. He never should have been the GOP nominee to begin with.

103 posted on 07/31/2011 8:38:08 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Tucker39

Yep, i think you nailed it. Thanks for reminding about his long history of betrayals. A rat reverts to form and if the pubbies allow him into any of their meetings, they are nuts. But then, looking at this budget plan, i repeat myself.


104 posted on 07/31/2011 8:45:40 PM PDT by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: rabscuttle385

McLame, seriously...natural causes


105 posted on 07/31/2011 9:09:29 PM PDT by hattend (As always... FUJM.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Sorry, I’ll never forget it. I think of her every time I see these headlines.


106 posted on 07/31/2011 9:32:24 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: popdonnelly

I live in AZ. The tea party people did not vote for him in primary, but JD Hayworth was not a very good candidate. I like him personally, but he just didn’t do well as a campaigner.


107 posted on 07/31/2011 9:33:05 PM PDT by Hildy (Hollywood liberals once embraced Communism "because they hadn't invented Pilates yet"- David Mamet)
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To: demshateGod
Palin made sure he’d stay in the Senate.

If you want credibility, speak from honesty - The VOTERS made sure he's stay in the Senate. Agenda driven comments are weak on a conservative site. And we already know all the media talking points
108 posted on 07/31/2011 9:34:09 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: yldstrk
The time to retire was 2010. A certain someone saved his bacon.

He not up again until 2016.


109 posted on 07/31/2011 9:41:08 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Paul Ryan on Reid's bill: "Let's cover the moon with yogurt" http://post.ly/2gTED)
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To: rabscuttle385

I deeply regret even having voted for that senile RINO. I’ll tell you one thing, if the GOP EVER puts a candidate on the ballot like him again, I will write in one rather than cast a vote for their pick. They can take that to the bank!


110 posted on 07/31/2011 10:05:57 PM PDT by boatbums ( God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: rabscuttle385

He got his ass kicked by the biggest fraud and worst Pres__ent in history, yet he has the gall to say these things. Look in the mirror, you loser. No wonder we had to hold our noses when we pulled the lever for you.


111 posted on 07/31/2011 10:16:02 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Just when you think the left can't get any loonier . . .)
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To: SaraJohnson

Tammy Bruce, who is on FIRE for SP, will be hosting for Ingraham part of next week (or so I’ve read).


112 posted on 07/31/2011 10:26:34 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: demshateGod

OK. I have posted on this subject numerous times. In a nutshell, had Governor Palin not supported Senator McCain after he launched her National Political Career, she would have been evisorated by both Parties and every Media outlet including Fox News for being a back stabbing bit@h.

That being said, if you think that Sarah Palin’s one McCain Campaign appearance and her positive comments for the guy who brung her to the dance offset the fact that Hayworth was a weak Candidate who couldn’t raise the money needed for a serious Primary challenge, you are mistaken.

Hayworth had his own issues as a Candidate, and blaming Governor Palin for his failure is not supported by the facts.


113 posted on 07/31/2011 10:29:20 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Would you rather live in Obamaville or Palintown?)
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To: montag813

Wife and I are two.


114 posted on 07/31/2011 10:30:11 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Obama may not be a natural born citizen, but there is no denying that he is a natural born liar.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Wow, strong words, McRINO. Too bad you never give “your respected colleagues on the other side of the aisle” a similar tongue-lashing. Wonder why not?


115 posted on 07/31/2011 10:48:52 PM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: rabscuttle385

He certainly should apologize.


116 posted on 07/31/2011 11:33:44 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is just reprising his “Maverick” role, I guess because he’s jones-ing for the love of the liberal Democrat newsrooms again. The guy is shameless. That said, I lost interest in Toomey when he proclaimed in January that he supported the sodomization of the US military. That’s a non-starter, and so I’m done with him.


117 posted on 07/31/2011 11:42:07 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: truthkeeper
He can’t be trusted and needs his head examined.

How do you tell it from his ass? Oh, that's right, the stuff that comes from his mouth is more toxic.

118 posted on 08/01/2011 12:42:33 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Godwin1
Palin won him the primary.

There are still a bunch of people who think Palin owes McCain a favor. If that is the case she is compromised and part of the establishment.
119 posted on 08/01/2011 12:43:00 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: rabscuttle385

If this proves anything it’s that McCain is part of the
“In on it crowd”. The communist democrats agenda is to
force us into western european socialism and eventually
full communism. McCain is a turncoat traitor who was brainwashed when he was a POW. And he’s in on it.


120 posted on 08/01/2011 1:31:20 AM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: SF_Redux

Nothing like kicking your base in the teeth... ‘hobbits’ indeed.

What an ASS.


122 posted on 08/01/2011 4:43:50 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Just, “Wow!”


123 posted on 08/01/2011 4:56:41 AM PDT by MarDav
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To: rabscuttle385

No use to get mad at this pile of human dung. He’s doing what he’s always done. Smiling at us when he needs a vote and stabing us in the back when he dosen’t.

What we need to do is make sure we put in a bunch of good tea party people next time in the Senate and then he can be relagated to the back bench to roll his few last marbles around in his head and drool.................


124 posted on 08/01/2011 5:02:02 AM PDT by Rebel Wolf ("I came into this world kicking, screaming and bloody and I have no problem going out the same way")
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To: rabscuttle385
Then this morning on FOX he tells everybody the TEA Party can count "this" as a victory because without them no one was prepared to force the President to backdown from his demand for new taxes.

Hmm ~ me thinketh el McCain speaketh with forked tongues!

Oh, yes ~ catch him in a situation where the chunky daughter doesn't have a chance to feed him his lines through the secret earphone then he says different stuff (as his mind drifts along).

125 posted on 08/01/2011 5:29:32 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain’s villification of conservatives is designed to put the freshman Tea Party conservatives in their place.

Well eff McCaine! I hope the Tea Party Caucus of the HOuse looks at this Bill and rejects it for the POS it is.

I would love to see thjis deal broken, and default brought on. It would not be nnearly qas catastrophic as everyone is saying, and it was CREATED BY OBAMA AS A CRISIS.

Eff Obama, and Royally EFF John McCain.


126 posted on 08/01/2011 6:27:05 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: presently no screen name; Kickass Conservative

Give me a break! You want me to be honest? Okay, I’m sick of you Palinbots who believe she can do no wrong and are constantly rewriting her history. She couldn’t have supported him any more than she did. He is there making these comments BECAUSE OF HER! Had she campaigned for some Rhino in your state, you would have voted for him/her because you’re a Palinbot.

Could she be trashed in the media or by her own party anymore than she already is? That can’t be her reason. She did it because she doesn’t get it. It’s a just job to her.

I saw this same kind of junk in the last primary with all the mindless Fred Thompson support. It didn’t matter what he said or did. His celebrity overshadowed his mediocre conservative credentials.

Same with Palin. No agenda. That’s just what I honestly think. I don’t have a candidate I’m stuck on and probably won’t even bother voting.


127 posted on 08/01/2011 6:38:06 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey McCain, you’re so fond of reaching out to dems, how about reaching across the aisle to the conservatives within the GOP? If you attacked the dems as much as the Tea Party types, you might actually have some credibility.

But you don’t.


128 posted on 08/01/2011 6:59:38 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: Hildy
Perhaps if the GOP hadn’t compromised for the past 20 years we would be in this pickle.

Therein lies the crux of the problem. There's been WAYYYY too much "give" and not nearly enough "take" in the GOP's dealings with the enemy.

129 posted on 08/01/2011 7:01:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: ScottinVA

Constitutional Government is like a cross to a demon to the entrenched RinoCracy in DC.

The wailing is only getting louder from this point on...


130 posted on 08/01/2011 7:04:10 AM PDT by mo
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m glad he expressed his views openly.

Now here are my views:

FUJM

“HINO’s against RINO’s”


131 posted on 08/01/2011 7:20:28 AM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: demshateGod
I’m sick of you Palinbots

Good - you should feel better now. It's good to get that venom out all at once, than one little squirt at a time.

He is there making these comments BECAUSE OF HER!

WOW! Then she's more powerful than a locomotive ---- and she didn't speak against the TEA Party.

Could she be trashed in the media or by her own party anymore than she already is

Sure, she has you and your ilk.

Had she campaigned for some Rhino in your state, you would have voted for him/her because you’re a Palinbot..

See - more screwed up thinking on your part - thinking you know what I and other conserversative will do and the reason for Juan's speech. Keep that day job! If America is looking for a physic - it wouldn't be you. Now take care of that sickness - the rino's need you.
132 posted on 08/01/2011 7:21:01 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: rabscuttle385

There is no surprise in learning that socialist McCain would despise the Tea Party Patriots...the feelin’s mutual there, McCain.


133 posted on 08/01/2011 7:38:50 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: jacknhoo

It’s the same old fight that the founders had.

The “ruling class” seeks to maintain their rule
and the individualists seek to make their own decisions.

McCain just thinks he’s part of those who “know better”,
and when they are thwarted, they throw a hissy fit.


134 posted on 08/01/2011 7:41:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Artcore

Laura Ingraham could “balm” me anytime...


135 posted on 08/01/2011 7:44:37 AM PDT by Postman
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To: yldstrk

Enough already with the respect for what he’s done FOR our country....It’s what he’s done TO our country since that should eternally brand him a traitor.

I posted this on another thread....

“McCain’s past heroism deserves the honors accorded to Benedict Arnold’s leg. Honor it, bury it and be done with it!

It’s become increasingly regrettable that McCain did not emulate Nathan Hale while in NVA custody.”


136 posted on 08/01/2011 7:51:47 AM PDT by Postman (Cut, Cap and Balance)
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To: Nip

What are you talking about?

McCain won his primary against J D Hayworth and went on to win the election in 2010.

He will not have to run for reelection until 2016.


137 posted on 08/01/2011 8:03:04 AM PDT by Postman (Cut, Cap and Balance)
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To: Nip

wth??

He’s not up for re-election until 2016

Wish he could be voted out sooner but AZ and the country are stuck with him.


138 posted on 08/01/2011 8:30:54 AM PDT by Enchante (Are there any honest politicians in Washington, DC??)
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To: rabscuttle385

Jackass.

While moderation in legislation is sometimes needed, per my previous comments, if the GOP is going to be successful in 2012, this kind of sh*t needs to stop.


139 posted on 08/01/2011 8:51:29 AM PDT by RockinRight (If we're "teabaggers" then they're "d-baggers.")
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To: rabscuttle385

Jackass.

While moderation in legislation is sometimes needed, per my previous comments, if the GOP is going to be successful in 2012, this kind of sh*t needs to stop.


140 posted on 08/01/2011 8:51:35 AM PDT by RockinRight (If we're "teabaggers" then they're "d-baggers.")
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To: Minus_The_Bear
There are still a bunch of people who think Palin owes McCain a favor.....

.....and they don't count for much in my books. Thinking so doesn't MAKE it so and I won't let THEM influence ME!

141 posted on 08/01/2011 9:57:11 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN, SARAH....R U N!!)
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To: demshateGod; presently no screen name
What is a Palinbot? Do you seriously think that FR Posters who currently support Palin, who is not a declared Candidate BTW, have some sort of Obama Zombie Syndrome and do her bidding without a thought? That seems a bit presumptuous, don't you think? Oh that's right, you're a Palin hater. Tell you what, put that Palin hate energy into defeating Obama and everyone here will be better off.

The thread started out about McCain and is now a thread about those here who think Governor Palin singlehandidly got him reelected. Talk about conspiracy theories.

You say that she couldn't have supported him anymore than she did? Wanna bet? How about blaming J.D Hayworth for being a weak Candidate, or is he completely absolved because mean old Sarah showed up and made a speech?

Nobody here likes McCain, but none of us were picked to be his VP running mate either. Now you say McCain is acting like a jerk because of Sarah Palin? He would have gotten reelected with or without her.

Talk about being a Palinbot, you have given her Omnipotent Powers with your fantasy that she somehow convinced so many people about how wonderful McCain is that he won by a 28% majority. If it was a 1% victory, Palin’s limited support might have had an impact, that's it.

You believe what you want. Your assigning that much influence to Sarah Palin means that if she is elected POTUS, we will have a Balanced Budget, no National Debt, a thriving Energy sector, 3% Unemployment and every other Conservative wish list item fulfilled within her first 100 days in office. Even the so called Palinbots don't believe that LOL.

142 posted on 08/01/2011 10:33:46 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Would you rather live in Obamaville or Palintown?)
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To: rabscuttle385

This fossil needs to go home.


143 posted on 08/01/2011 10:45:02 AM PDT by digital-olive
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To: GoCards
Yes. John McCain is "flawed" and "terrible". AND a POS. He's ALWAYS been. He did one honorable thing 40 years ago, and has spent the remainder of his life screwing the American people.

I say again, the ONE decent act in his entire miserable life was a fluke, an accident of chance. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day; McCain was right ONCE in 75 years. He was ALWAYS a POS.

144 posted on 08/01/2011 10:54:11 AM PDT by PENANCE
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To: PENANCE

Mr. 47% of the vote wants to tell the GOP how to win...


145 posted on 08/01/2011 10:57:25 AM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: rabscuttle385

Thanks a lot Arizona!


146 posted on 08/01/2011 10:59:47 AM PDT by crosshairs (Lets call congresspeople what they really are: Career government employees)
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To: rabscuttle385
The OP got the attribution of "terrible" backwards. McCain was referring to the Democrats.

Mr. McCAIN. As the Senator may know, I came to the floor a couple days ago and made the comment that the Senator from Illinois and I are in agreement.

Point No. 1, we can prioritize--and every economist that I know literally would agree. We can prioritize for a while where we want what remaining money that is left. But the message we send to the world--not just our markets but to the world--that the United States of America is going to default on its debts is a totally unacceptable scenario and beneath a great nation. We are in agreement, No. 1.

Mr. DURBIN. Amen.

Mr. McCAIN. No. 2 is that to insist that any agreement is based on the passage through the Senate of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as I said before, is not fair to the American people because the terrible obstructionists on the Senator's side of the aisle, the terrible people, their flawed philosophical views about the future of America is not going to allow us to get 20 additional votes from the Senator's side, assuming you get all 47, since it required 67 votes to pass a balanced budget amendment because of the Constitution.

I think it was not only a wrong assessment; I think it is not fair to the American people to say we can pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution through the Senate at this time. Maybe after the Senator is defeated in the next election and we get rid of a lot of--maybe that will happen. But certainly let's not tell the American people that is a possibility because I think it raises their expectations in a way that is not fair to them and, frankly, detracts from what I think is being done as we speak between the leaders, the President, Democratic leaders and Republican leaders, which is in a very short timeframe.


147 posted on 08/01/2011 11:02:13 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: af_vet_1981
-- he seems to be complaining about being unable to get 20 Democrat votes for the Balance Budge Amendment. --

That's exactly what he is saying, and he is criticizing the GOP for setting up an expectation that a BBA could pass the Senate. Unfair to the people to "promise" them something that can't happen until DEMs stop obstructing it, or are reduce in number so that the DEM obstruction is irrelevant.

148 posted on 08/01/2011 11:06:25 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: af_vet_1981
I agree with you that he is totally incoherent, and I am beyond angry at his comments, but if that was what he's trying to say, it's not a bad point (he just made it in such a cowardly, back-stabbing way).

The version of the BBA in CCB (e.g. 2/3 majority to raise taxes, capping Fed spending at 18% of GDP) is not only not passable now, it's not passable ever(IMO).

That doesn't just mandate a balanced budget, it mandates conservative republican rule. I just don't ever see any way you get 2/3 of both houses and 3/4 of the states. You will always have enough liberals to block, and enough blue states to not ratify.

On the other hand, I think you can get a straight amendment through, and may have even been able to get it this year w/ the correct strategy. So if you're right, it's a legitimate point by him, but made in a horrific, treacherous way.

149 posted on 08/01/2011 11:44:25 AM PDT by trickamsterdam (District: Red-light...)
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To: rabscuttle385

Screw you McCain! I voted for Sarah, not YOU!


150 posted on 08/01/2011 12:42:30 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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