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Sarah Palin: Is her caribou cooked already?
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/3/2011 | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on 10/03/2011 6:31:13 AM PDT by Slyscribe

Eleven days before Michigan's candidate registration deadline. And we still don't know if former Gov. Sarah Palin is going, as she puts it, to toss her name into the hat.

Here's Palin's problem: We don't know. She likes it that way. It's late by contemporary announcement standards. And many of us, even those fascinated by her refreshing rogueness, have stopped caring. Certainly her would-be Republican opponents have moved on, as they should.

So, does it even matter now if SP drives her beautiful bus straight through the gates of tradition into a rogue race?

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: anotherdirtytrick; mccain; palin; perry; romneytrick; sarahpalin; smellslikemitt
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To: sam_paine

I do think she could do that! She would even get the press to cover it..... even if only to try to defend the administration.

“O”’s supporters would not even listen to the issues. I have friends(?) who completely block all the facts. They just will not budge, or even listen, and think the media support them. Most have drawn into a shell and no longer contribute or volunteer. They are now hoarding everything they have and not looking forward at all.

Needless to say I am having trouble keeping long term friends! I am happy they are the ones depressed!


51 posted on 10/03/2011 8:03:28 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Always A Marine
But I am among the Conservative voters who has grown tired of being played

I know. I hated the way George W Bush PLAYED all of us by not attacking the Taliban on Sept 12th, 2001. All that crap about "engaging our opponents at a time of OUR choosing". I hate the way he played us.

52 posted on 10/03/2011 8:09:30 AM PDT by sklar
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To: ConservativeDude
-- It'd be great if a freeper who is a research whiz could nail [There is likely a MI law that has an Oct 15 deadline] down --

I speculated that just to be charitable to the author, as in Oct 15 not being a date just picked from air. The author of the article is in the best position to divulge the authority used, for MI having an Oct 15 presidential primary filing deadline.

Once I find a source that I think is credible (in this case, a website maintained by the state of MI, recording its legislative activities), I figure I'm accurately informed, and that's the end of my chore. Sometimes, like this time, I do more by posting my finding and source for others.

53 posted on 10/03/2011 8:10:43 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Slyscribe

Call it PDS, but...

“The most recent FOX News polls show 74 percent of voters think Palin should not run, 71 percent of GOP voters think the same, and most surprisingly 66 percent of self-described Tea Party members agree.” - Fox News

So the author is right. Many people don’t care any more.


54 posted on 10/03/2011 8:11:42 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Cboldt

You are right in that IBD is a quality publication. And at least once upon a time, journalists had to check their facts before publishing them.....so definitely fair to give the author the bene of the doubt here!


55 posted on 10/03/2011 8:15:36 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Cboldt; ConservativeDude
No trick: Christie, Palin face Halloween deadline

The filing deadline for South Carolina's GOP primary is the following day, November 1. Other states with November filing deadlines include Michigan and Missouri, which require candidates to file paperwork by the 15th and the 22nd respectively.

56 posted on 10/03/2011 8:17:44 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
That CNN article isn't totally accurate either, e.g. "require candidates to file paperwork" isn't true in MI.

If a contention matters, NEVER trust the media to get it right. Find the authority, and read it directly.

57 posted on 10/03/2011 8:23:23 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: weeder

No trouble at all Weeder. I knew that you needed to get a good laugh first thing on this Monday morning.


58 posted on 10/03/2011 8:36:09 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: sam_paine

The only counter to that would be if she turned it around and focused on these scandals like the others have been afraid to.
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And look at the landmines and distractions she’s avoided...gay G.I., Perry’s rocks, racism, etc. Given her record against corruption in Alaska, it seems many are overlooking that strong point.

Fast and furious may be her first target. But there are so man;y it may be hard to choose.


59 posted on 10/03/2011 8:40:26 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Cboldt

They all seem to have gotten the same date someplace. Not that that means that it’s accurate.


60 posted on 10/03/2011 8:41:04 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: LS
there is no evidence on the ground in the early primary states of her having a real organization.

No organization? Organize4Palin has volunteer groups established in all 50 states. In some states (like Iowa), they have a group in every county.

61 posted on 10/03/2011 8:45:00 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: bolobaby

Fox News employs a polling outfit based in Massachusetts of all places!
What does THAT tell you about their alleged polls?


62 posted on 10/03/2011 8:46:41 AM PDT by acapesket
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To: TexasFreeper2009

With all of the intelligent, if conflicting opinions around here, its hard to believe any of them will be wrong. Everyone seems to be such wise guessers! Unfortunately, time will tell who of the wise is the wisest.

My favorites are the opinions whose wisdom comes from a lack of patience and a perceived internal time clock, the springs of which are winding down.

I would really like some of the guessers here to explain why things have to be the way they have to be. That is, without stating another opinion supporting the first opinion.

Facts are harder to grasp...


63 posted on 10/03/2011 8:49:02 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

BREAKING: South Carolina to hold primary on January 21 (Thank you Florida)


64 posted on 10/03/2011 8:51:44 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Always A Marine

Always a Marine...but a 60 day Palin supporter.

Nonnumquam fidelis!


65 posted on 10/03/2011 8:51:54 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Always A Marine

Always a Marine...but a 60 day Palin supporter.

Nonnumquam fidelis!


66 posted on 10/03/2011 8:52:11 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Slyscribe
So, does it even matter now if SP drives her beautiful bus straight through the gates of tradition into a rogue race?

Of course it does. Because once she does that, the entire race is turned on its head.

And just one question: Why isn't it too late for Christie or other men to enter the race, but it's too late for a Palin? I'd charge sexism, but I really think it's just a case of PDS.
67 posted on 10/03/2011 8:55:04 AM PDT by SuzyQueIN
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To: acapesket

It tells me that no amount of reasoning that Palin is a bad choice in 2012 will get past the foaming, rabid “rationality” of some people.

Cain 2012.


68 posted on 10/03/2011 9:00:23 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Windflier

I just went to (the State of) Washington’s page at Organize4Palin...and there ISN’T one. No state contact, not state blog, no state events...nothing.

If there’s an organization in this state, it’s so far underground as to be invisible.


69 posted on 10/03/2011 9:02:30 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers”~Sarah Louise Palin)
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To: hoagy62

The moment she announces everything will suddenly become visible — it will be a Tsunami


70 posted on 10/03/2011 9:08:19 AM PDT by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (She's runnin')
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To: DJ MacWoW
-- They all seem to have gotten the same date someplace. --

Well, IBD and CNN both said the 15th, if that's the "same date," then okay.

But IBD narrowed it down to October 15th, and CNN to November 15th, so not exactly the same ;-)

71 posted on 10/03/2011 9:09:53 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Bigtigermike

So clue me in. Who are the Palin organization people in Ohio? Please, let’s hear it.


72 posted on 10/03/2011 9:13:15 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: hoagy62; Windflier

.35 seconds to find:

http://washington4palin.org/


73 posted on 10/03/2011 9:14:44 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Windflier
So, as usual, every time someone posts this link, I go to "Ohio" and the answer comes up "No results" comes up. So I went to two early primary states---SC and NH. SC had "no results found." NH had a single blog entry by the coordinator . . . dated a month ago, with no state events planned.

So this is "Organize4Palin?" Really?

74 posted on 10/03/2011 9:19:13 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS; Bigtigermike; Windflier

0.16 seconds to discover:

http://ohio4palin.net/

LS, you sure you want to play this game?


75 posted on 10/03/2011 9:22:48 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor

I get “not found” on that one.


76 posted on 10/03/2011 9:25:29 AM PDT by LimberJim
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To: Covenantor

Try

http://www.oh4palin.com/


77 posted on 10/03/2011 9:29:09 AM PDT by sleddogs
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To: LS

You are the 5th person I’m going to say this too: I’m not going to baby a lazy person when mos if not all of the info you need has been posted on FR for quite awhile, a lot of FReepers choose to ignore and then b*tch and moan about how they don’t know what’s going on


78 posted on 10/03/2011 9:30:53 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Covenantor

Got it. The Organize4Palin folks probably just didn’t have the link. Thanks.

I did go to the page, but there’s a message that says the site won’t really be active until Sarah makes an announcement.


79 posted on 10/03/2011 9:31:17 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers”~Sarah Louise Palin)
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To: hoagy62
I just went to (the State of) Washington’s page at Organize4Palin...and there ISN’T one. No state contact, not state blog, no state events...nothing.

See Covenator's post 73. There's a Palin organizing group there.

80 posted on 10/03/2011 9:37:56 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Covenantor
0.16 seconds to discover: http://ohio4palin.net/

Thanks, Covenator.

81 posted on 10/03/2011 9:39:45 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: CAluvdubya

Oh, she’s going to run. Did you listen to TODD Palin’s interview with Steve Bannon, the producer of “The Undefeated”? He doesn’t strike me as the kind to enjoy doing interviews and I doubt he would be doing them if Sarah were not going to get in it and win it. We like her because she is unconventional so have patience. She is setting the stage in subtle ways and when she thinks the time is right she will announce and all heck will break loose. Pray for her as she is an existential threat to a lot of very powerful people.


82 posted on 10/03/2011 9:43:18 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: Bigtigermike
So what you're saying is that when "Organize4Palin" can't even get ONE PERSON in SC or OH to run a web site for information or for contact, there are still "armies" of people who will come out of the woodwork to "organize" for Palin? Is that it/ Is that what you mean by the "info that has been posted?"

And if FR is your source of "organization," then you're reaching about 80,000 people nationally---of whom many support other candidates.

83 posted on 10/03/2011 9:45:01 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Cboldt

You’re right. I read it wrong. Forgive me. Trying to post while on the phone with an hysterical friend.


84 posted on 10/03/2011 9:48:47 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
-- I read it wrong. Forgive me. Trying to post while on the phone with an hysterical friend. --

I hope your friend was hysterical in the meaning of "funny," and you two were having a good laugh; but if not, I hope whatever trouble she is having works out quickly and favorably.

No need to ask forgiveness, I figured it was a simple mistake. We all make 'em.

85 posted on 10/03/2011 9:57:24 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Josephat

I hope you’re right. I most definitely pray for her and her family every day. They have been through so much garbage!


86 posted on 10/03/2011 10:10:26 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Cain 2012........)
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To: Cboldt

Unfortunately it was hysterical crying. I did the search while she was calming down enough so I could understand her.


87 posted on 10/03/2011 10:12:42 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Slyscribe
If they REALLY didn't care, they wouldn't bother wasting time to write the article. I love the fact that, it's turning the Main stream media positively inside out that they don't know what Sarah's plan is. It's comical to watch them as they scurry all over each other attempting to latch onto some supposed “code word” Sarah may have uttered in each of her statements to the press or interviews, asking her ridiculous questions, attempting to goad her or get her to “slip” and confess, “ohh Charlie, you got me, your so clever, oh well the cat is out of the bag, I'm going to announce on xxxxx and this is what my campaign strategy will be, XXXXX but shhhh don't tell the others”... PLEASEEE come on... Sarah Palin is far brighter then they give her credit for, and the MSM is far slower then even we gave THEM credit for.
Relax, she'll do it when SHE is ready, HER way. Until then, perhaps it would behoove you MSM folks to actually go out and find some REAL news to report on. We'll let ya know when it's SARAH TIME.
88 posted on 10/03/2011 10:14:29 AM PDT by Passionate Pachyderms (Sarah doesn't need an invite from anyone, she will be the guest of honor!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Several things indicate there is not only room but need for Palin.

Every new favorite jumped on by freepers has self-destroyed.

First it was Michele Bachmann. I don’t need to tell you why she bombed out.

Then it was the savior Rick Perry, who shot to the top of the polls only to self destruct (hopefully not permanently) by his clumsy handling of the school tuition and border issue.

Now, the next flavor of the day is Herman Cain. We’re all over him.

However, he has now self-destructed for me, at least, by unfairly attacking a fellow Republican on a phony issue.

I think this desperation for someone new and perfect shows that there is a void that hasn’t been filled yet.

Sarah could do it.

Consciously or sub-consciously I think people are waiting for her to get in so we can see what happens.


89 posted on 10/03/2011 10:33:05 AM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry or Palin/Rubio)
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To: Slyscribe
And many of us, even those fascinated by her refreshing rogueness, have stopped caring.

Ummm, OK Andrew.

Sure makes me wonder why a guy who has "stopped caring" continues to milk Gov. Palin's name for yet another article.

Andrew, apparently you "care" enough to continue to make money writing about her.

90 posted on 10/03/2011 10:36:25 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: LS
You just don't get it, LS. When Sarah declares she will merely twitch her nose like Samantha from Bewitched and her organization across the country will at once appear.
91 posted on 10/03/2011 10:47:07 AM PDT by jla (Who says Perry's a conservative? - Rush, Sarah, & Levin do.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

To the concern “she quit” people.

You hold a position, in this position you can have endless frivolous lawsuits brought against you at little or no cost to the subsidized plaintiffs.

You earn $125,000.00 a year, you must personally pay all legal defense costs out of your own pocket. Said legal costs are now at $500,000,00+ and rising everyday.

Most all your time is now devoted to fighting the lawsuits and you cannot properly perform the work your position demands and your staff is thrown into turmoil with their constant researching and presenting evidence to rebut the lawsuits.

You attempt to start a legal defense fund, but immediately there are lawsuits brought stating that it is illegal for one in your position to do so, and a judge rules you must shut it down until the issue is decided in court.

You have taken out a second mortgage on your home, it is evident the legal costs are bankrupting your family.

Your staff under you are brought into the lawsuits, they too must obtain lawyers, their salaries cannot sustain these costs and it threatens their families economic well being also.

You can bring it all to an end by resigning, now tell me honestly, what would you do?


92 posted on 10/03/2011 11:21:29 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Sea Parrot
Well said...but the PDS’ers simply will ignore this reality as they have from the start.

“Stuck on Stupid” is just code for PDS sufferers.

93 posted on 10/03/2011 11:26:11 AM PDT by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I find it difficult to believe that $2 million for the State of Alaska was a major problem. And I find it equally difficult to understand how these matters “brought the government to a standstill.” Lastly, if Sarah Palin is such a conservative icon, how would her “relinquishing her power for the good of the people” actually be a “good thing for the people.” I don’t know what her motivation was. Was it altruism or self preservation? Personally, I’d gladly have paid the money to keep her as governor. Just saying.


94 posted on 10/03/2011 11:40:42 AM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Scythian

If she gets in the race. She has to get in breathing fire and nail Romney, Perry and Co to the wall quickly...

It would be too late for a lot of people.

But we are talking about Sarah Palin so that should be no problem for her.


95 posted on 10/03/2011 11:53:49 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (N)
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To: LS

She said it would be unconventional.....

I think her plan for winning is to get in, ride her entry wave, rip the current front runners to pieces just as she did Obama in her 08 RNC speech... and then see what happens.


96 posted on 10/03/2011 11:59:59 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (N)
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To: vette6387
It wasn't only the money. If it was, that could have been overcome. The problem was that all the nuisance ethics charges were concocted to paralyze the Palin administration from doing the job she was elected to do. Her state was suffering because of it. The left had Palin cornered and trapped in the Governor's office. She couldn't effectively fight back.

By resigning, she accomplished several things. First, Sean Parnell wasn't on the hit list so he would be able to carry on as the governor, setting him up to be elected to a full term in 2010, which he was. Alaska was spared the onslaught of dirty politics of the Establishment Elites hellbent on destroying Palin.

Secondly, now Sarah Palin was completely free to fight back, which she has. She was now able to travel about the country, speaking out on the issues, pointing out Obama's flaws and endorsing and campaigning for solid conservatives. For all intents and purposes, she became the most known and effective face of the tea party movement. I doubt that our victory in 2010 would have been quite as big without her.

She never "quit" anything. Those who think that have a problem understanding the events before, during and after her resignation. A good exercise for people to do is come out and name someone in the Republican party who was more relentless in taking on the Obama regime on every issue. That doesn't sound like a quitter to me. The battle rages on, the front has moved all because Sarah Palin refused to allow her enemies to define or defeat her. I, for one, am damn proud of her.

97 posted on 10/03/2011 12:05:03 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: vette6387

They were trying to legally and financially bar her from leaving her state. How would she campaign ?


98 posted on 10/03/2011 12:10:04 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (N)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
I think her plan for winning is to get in, ride her entry wave, rip the current front runners to pieces just as she did Obama in her 08 RNC speech... and then see what happens.

If by "rip" you mean confront directly and verbally tear to shreds, I don't think so. I think she will campaign similar to her Indianola speech, where she rips into Obama, but uses themes that also apply to her Republican competition (Corporate Crony Capitalism). At the same time, she will talk about her plans for the country's future. Just as she did with CCC, she will set the agenda being discussed. Notice how less than 24 hours after that speech, everyone in and out of the media was talking about crony capitalism.

99 posted on 10/03/2011 12:38:13 PM PDT by Jess79
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