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SANTORUM ENDORSES ROMNEY![1,504 DAYS AGO](Drudge Jumping the Shark)
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Posted on 03/19/2012 9:11:18 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative

BOSTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) announced his endorsement of Governor Mitt Romney. Senator Santorum served two terms in the United States Senate where he was also Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, the third-ranking member of the Republican leadership.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: drudge; drudge4romney; endorsements; matt4mitt; romney; santorum; santorum4romney; santorum4romneycare
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To: Windy City Conservative

What’s the big deal? All this tells me is that Romney was the conservative compared to McCain. That is nothing to brag about.


51 posted on 03/19/2012 10:53:31 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Windy City Conservative

I think Drudge (and Mitt) are raising a great point. I the man was a qualified conservative candidate 4 years ago, what’s happened to change that today? The only thing I can see is that Rick now wants to be pres.


52 posted on 03/19/2012 10:56:37 AM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: Windy City Conservative
We should file an FEC complaint, determine how much Drudge charges for banner ads, triple it, and assess a per-diem dollar contribution amount from Matt Drudge to Romney 2012. It may well constitute a violation.


"THANKS MATT!!! - Love Willard and Ann"

53 posted on 03/19/2012 11:03:25 AM PDT by montag813
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To: donna
Drudge has been corrupted by power and riches.

First Drudge get the money. Then Drudge get the power. Then Drudge get the poolboys.

54 posted on 03/19/2012 11:03:25 AM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Windy City Conservative

LOL

and at the bottom of the press release:

“SOURCE Romney for President, Inc.”


55 posted on 03/19/2012 11:15:41 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Drudge isn’t even trying to hide the fact that he is 100% in the tank for Romney.

Yes, it's rather... disturbing. What's up with Drudge these days??

56 posted on 03/19/2012 11:19:09 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: Windy City Conservative
Glad I voted and supported Newt. Matt's not done with Santorum. haven't been to Matt's site much lately after Bloody Thursday- Still shell-shocked. One day, as I run cross him here in town, I am going to tell him he has lost my respect. I am sure he will attack Newt again; if need be. His site was so refreshing to get the untainted news. Alot of bad things are happening this year.
57 posted on 03/19/2012 11:19:11 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

This is pretty pathetic on Drudge’s part.


58 posted on 03/19/2012 11:25:41 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Santorum had very nice, conservative related things to say about Romney in 2008. Now, Santorum is just a hypocrite to say otherwise. Whatta doofus.


59 posted on 03/19/2012 11:33:57 AM PDT by magritte (Gladys Knight: Mormon Siren?)
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To: DManA

I chucked him from my computer also. Haven’t missed him at all.


60 posted on 03/19/2012 11:43:58 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Right_in_Virginia

It’s still disingenuous. The definition can be found at either Webster.com or Dictionary.com .

Newt, BTW, was the first person to personally point out that Drudge was shilling for Romney. FWIW.


61 posted on 03/19/2012 11:55:12 AM PDT by GulfBreeze (Still a Santorum guy !)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

It’s still disingenuous. The definition can be found at either Webster.com or Dictionary.com .

Newt, BTW, was the first person to personally point out that Drudge was shilling for Romney. FWIW.


62 posted on 03/19/2012 11:55:18 AM PDT by GulfBreeze (Still a Santorum guy !)
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To: God'sgrrl

Money and certain special benefits from Coulter, Romney’s number one fan’boy’.


63 posted on 03/19/2012 11:56:53 AM PDT by GulfBreeze (Still a Santorum guy !)
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Santorum unites with Romney (another Republican), so what. DRUDGE posts about Santorum 24 hours within EVERY caucus and primary DUH! It’s not rocket science.


64 posted on 03/19/2012 11:56:58 AM PDT by God'sgrrl (twitter.com/Women4Santorum)
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To: Windy City Conservative

.....Slow news day?


65 posted on 03/19/2012 11:58:14 AM PDT by italyconservative (No Mittens needed - Winter is Ova!!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Big woop. A lot of FREEPERS supported Romney in 2008. Anything to get rid of that jerk McCain.


66 posted on 03/19/2012 12:02:15 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Windy City Conservative
This is an actual picture of the Drudg Report jumping the shark.



67 posted on 03/19/2012 12:05:12 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: All

OMG. I just came up with a new name for that page: THE DRUG REPORT.


68 posted on 03/19/2012 12:06:12 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

WHY is this in Breaking ???


69 posted on 03/19/2012 12:09:18 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: Yosemitest

The Problem as I see it with Romney is that he will be such a mediocre President that even if he does win he will be so middle of the road as to “not upset the apple cart” that the economy will not bloom and then in 4 years it will assure that the democrats take back power on the whole meme that the “economy didn’t recover”.

Not to mention any GOP president is going to be so damned hated no matter how “moderate” they are. Mittens will get so damned gun shy that he will be ineffective and the MSM and the Democrat controlled media will smell blood and keep attacking him even as he retreats and this will paralyze him to what needs to be done to restore the economy and defuse all of Obama’s horrible regulatory actions.

Newt is going to be hated like hell anyways and HE KNOWS THAT, but he also knows that he will have the people who put him there behind even if the Media doesn’t paint it that way every night at 5:00pm.

So therefore, Newt (who thrives on antagonism instead of flinching from it) will take the bold measures to recover the economy despite being thrashed every night on the MSM news channels. In Four years the MSM will be flabbergasted like their were on election night in 1984, because the man on the street will notice the economy improvement.

Mitt is a Flincher, Newt is a Clincher

Definition of a Clincher:

a decisive fact, argument, act, or remark

Definition of a Flincher:

to withdraw or shrink from or as if from pain

We are so SOL if Either Mittens gets in or Barry gets a second term.

Mittens would only slow things down and then in four years the GOP would be blamed so much but with little to show we would still be in an economic malaise the likes of Carter’s worst dreams. This would GUARANTEE a Democrat Victory over the house the senate and even the presidency in 2016. They would not be pulling any punches as they would run someone that would make Obama look like a middle of the road moderate. Because they know they would have a very good chance of winning. Not to mention the class warfare game that could be played to Bolshevik conclusion during that election if we get Romney and mediocre performance out of him which is very much likely.

Of course Obama winning would be a very much “nothing to lose” second term that would see him likely either completely destroying the economy so badly that they play the game of “Destroy and Support” in that they would destroy the economy and then support the people as the “great savior” thus ensuring either “Glorious Revolution” or the mass construction project of making millions more so dependent that they will have a permanent grip on power that would only come undone with Blood sweat and tears, but mostly Blood and Tears.

ABO and ABR, because we really need Newt or maybe Santorum if we get desperate, heck I would even take, heaven forbid (I can’t believe I am saying this), Ron Paul over Romney for the reasons above.

So I repeat once more: Newt is the Clincher, and Mitt is the Flincher.


70 posted on 03/19/2012 12:10:39 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: napscoordinator

[ Big woop. A lot of FREEPERS supported Romney in 2008. Anything to get rid of that jerk McCain. ]

NAILED IT!!!

In fact a LOT of Freepers were for Duncan Hunter or Fred Thompson and when they left they got behind Romney to try to stop McLame.


71 posted on 03/19/2012 12:19:18 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Heck, I supported Romney in 2008, over McCain.


72 posted on 03/19/2012 12:21:50 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Bigh4u2
7 posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 11:21:31 AM by Bigh4u2: “Nearly every GOP’er endorsed Romney in 2008 because NOBODY wanted McCain.”

You're absolutely right. Blaming Santorum for backing Romney in 2008 just means Santorum 1) didn't like McCain and 2) didn't like one or more things about Huckabee’s record.

However, some of us realized even four years ago that there were problems with Romney.

I had been a Romney supporter until the 2008 Iowa caucuses, but then voted for Huckabee in 2008 when the voting came around in Missouri. I've learned much more about Romney's wrong views in the last four years — thank you, Free Republic!!! — but I think conservatives today can easily be forgiven for not realizing four years ago just how bad Romney's views had been on abortion, gay marriage, and related issues.

Blame me for supporting Huckabee in 2008 if you like. That's fair, and I'm quite aware of the weaknesses in Huckabee’s record. But when criticizing my vote, recognize the only alternative to Romney and Huckabee by the time Missourians voted was to vote for McCain, and I think that proves the point of why Santorum did what he did.

When people today ask me how I could support a candidate who pardoned convicted murderers, my response is that I'd rather see a murderer go free when he shouldn't than see a governor say he's pro-choice on letting murderers-for-hire profit from killing massive numbers of defenseless babies. Both positions are wrong, but one is much worse than the other. I'd also point out that Huckabee was a successful governor and repeatedly re-elected, while Romney decided not to bother running for re-election because he was deeply unpopular and knew he'd lose. If executive experience counts, and it does, one governor was clearly more successful than the other.

73 posted on 03/19/2012 12:25:33 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Windy City Conservative

Why does Drudge keep bringing up this OLD NEWS about Santorum’s endorsement of Romney from four years ago??? Between Romney, McCain, and Huckabee, Romney was probably considered the most conservative candidate in that pathetic GOP candidate class of 2008 and that’s why Santorum endorsed him. EVERYBODY ALREADY KNOWS THIS, SO WHY IN THE HELL IS IT HEADLINE NEWS TODAY??? It doesn’t change the fact that Santorum obviously isn’t endorsing Romney anymore!!!


74 posted on 03/19/2012 12:28:18 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: GulfBreeze
Newt, BTW, was the first person to personally point out that Drudge was shilling for Romney. FWIW.

Anyone who's been on Drudge's site these past six months knows he's shilling for the candidate of his choice.

I don't like it. But it no longer surprises me so I can't get really upset about it.

Besides, I'm pacing myself for November :^D

75 posted on 03/19/2012 12:32:09 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: magritte
It's worth noting the situation was different 1,504 days ago (that's 4 years for those of you in Rio Linda). When people were having to decide between John McCain and a host of others. It's not too hard to imagine that Santorum believed Romney the more conservative of the two.

In other headlines:
Breaking News Teddy Roosevelt Endorsed Taft [37,960 days ago]
Ronald Reagan registered as Democrat [18250 days ago]

And Mitt Romney has (changed) his mind on how many issues since then?

76 posted on 03/19/2012 12:34:16 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy
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To: Windy City Conservative

That was a cheap shot by Drudge.


77 posted on 03/19/2012 12:38:32 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: GraceG

Talk about nailing it, Grace, This EXACTLY sums up what I think:

“Mitt is a Flincher, Newt is a Clincher

Definition of a Clincher:

a decisive fact, argument, act, or remark

Definition of a Flincher:

to withdraw or shrink from or as if from pain”


78 posted on 03/19/2012 12:43:28 PM PDT by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Dear Mitt-Matt,

If you think I’ll come “home” and support Mitt’s liberal ass if he wins the nomination, you are seriously mistaken. I’m no longer a member of the GOPe as long as it rams candidates upon us. And Matt, I know you like ramming male candidates.

I’d rather watch Rome burn quickly than allow Mitt-Matt to let it burn at a more moderate pace.

Dear Rush: Please don’t hand me the BS that I have to support Mitt or the world will end. You said the same thing about McStain. It aint workin’ this year.

Mitt-Matt and Rove can go to hell.


79 posted on 03/19/2012 12:46:19 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Windy City Conservative

Big deal, Drudge. So did I, when the only alternative was McCain. I will again in the future if the only alternative is Obama, but for now, we still have alternatives.


80 posted on 03/19/2012 12:57:09 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Eva

Heck, I supported Romney in 2008, over McCain.

And you would have been insane NOT to at the time.


81 posted on 03/19/2012 1:03:20 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Windy City Conservative

LOL, this is so lame. Santorum wasn’t the only conservative to endorse Romney over McCain last election.


82 posted on 03/19/2012 1:03:30 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Windy City Conservative
Bottom line being disingenuous by Rick.

Rick had to have known that Romney's father was constantly against Reagan and even Mitt was very disrespectful to Reagan-then to endorse him knowing this. One thing, I look at the people who remain loyal-That tells one so much about a person's character from where I come from. And I am not referring to the go along, get along types who have made political deals for their own benefit. Look at the friends of Newt; who have stabbed him, just on his accomplishments of record. Newt even remarked about Rush implying that Newt was against free markets, he said that hurt him deeply. Everyone in the media has favorites and mostly they cannot afford to loose their bases or the invitations to dinners and those special clubs in which you will never attend.

83 posted on 03/19/2012 1:10:27 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Everyone needs to scroll down to the “Send News Tips To Drudge” and let him know what you think of his misleading headline and his pathetic @ss kissing of Romney. I did and feel better already.


84 posted on 03/19/2012 1:10:47 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: demkicker

Profanity sent.


85 posted on 03/19/2012 1:18:00 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I really wish that FR would remove the link to Drudge now. This is the lowest of low. Even NEWT supporters should detest this amazing liberalism from Drudge. I have lost all respect for him and left his site month ago.

HOWEVER it should not be BREAKING news here.


86 posted on 03/19/2012 1:18:45 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Drudge isn’t even trying to hide the fact that he is 100% in the tank for Romney. I am tired of that site. What is going on there is equal to an in kind contribution to Milts campaign.

Drudge still has a few defenders here at FR. I think he was just wanting to embarrass them.
87 posted on 03/19/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: demkicker
Everyone needs to scroll down to the “Send News Tips To Drudge” and let him know what you think of his misleading headline and his pathetic @ss kissing of Romney. I did and feel better already.

Drudge won't care. He probably doesn't even read that email. Drudge knows how Conservatives feel, and he does this anyways.

The man is in the tank for Romney and nothing will change that.
88 posted on 03/19/2012 1:26:26 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: napscoordinator

Big woop. A lot of FREEPERS supported Romney in 2008. Anything to get rid of that jerk McCain.


Let’s see...Santorum supported Romney who implemented Romneycare, and he also supported Arlen Specter that was the final vote for Obmaneycare.

More like a big whiff.


89 posted on 03/19/2012 1:34:51 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: demkicker

I just told Drudge exactly what I think about his 24/7 Romney love fest.

I feel better as well


90 posted on 03/19/2012 2:02:17 PM PDT by sandshark222
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To: Windy City Conservative

www.dailykenn.com

drop drudge


91 posted on 03/19/2012 2:09:10 PM PDT by CONSERVE
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To: JediJones

I need a shower after reading that awful stuff, JJ.


92 posted on 03/19/2012 2:11:46 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Windy City Conservative

I went to the Santorum rally in Dixon, IL today. Very low-key respectful crowd. Even the few Dems that showed up were well behaved.

Funny thing...The Reagan statue and the stage were right outside the Democratic Party office. LOL Classic!

Got my picture taken with Rick and he signed my Santorum sign.

The Duggar family was there too just roaming the crowd. All 19 of them. Very attractive, friendly and seemingly happy and kind bunch. I stood right next to Mr. Duggar when his wife arrived a little late and he said “Oh good, you made it” in a very sweet way to her. All the kids were friendly and interacted with the crowd and with each other in such a way as to display character and class. I was impressed.


93 posted on 03/19/2012 2:22:02 PM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: Windy City Conservative

Romney says Mormon church is Pro-Choice on Abortion
[1,692 DAYS AGO]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFkaCji-UDA#t=17m10s


94 posted on 03/19/2012 2:24:07 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: marstegreg

my first rule of politics, never, ever fully trust *any* professional journalist or politician.

it’s always a question of whom do you mistrust the least. too many, many trusting politician folks, even here.

never was a drudgie and don’t miss him a bit since he came out for romney.

long live freerepublic!


95 posted on 03/19/2012 2:27:27 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: UnwashedPeasant

If you find any articles or videos demonstrating Romney’s Leftist views and policies [1,504 DAYS AGO +/-], please report them to Drudge using the form at the bottom of his page.


96 posted on 03/19/2012 2:32:01 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: DallasDeb; All
So, what? Who cares who he endorsed four years ago.

EVERYONE should care. Santorum claims it was ObamaCare that inspired him to run. He denies his flirtation with health insurance mandates in both his House and Senate careers, he claims he is "honest with the American people." He attacks Romney for RomneyCare in 2012 but didn't care about it in 2008. He cut an ad telling Pennsylvanians how Specter was "with us on the important votes" and the deciding vote on ObamaCare was cast by Specter.

Santorum is duplicitous.

97 posted on 03/19/2012 3:00:27 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: dadfly

my first rule of politics, never, ever fully trust *any* professional journalist or politician.

Agreed. It reminds me of my 11 and 13 year old boys. When the run to me pleading their case, I generally realize that both of them are leaving out personally damaging information and the truth lies somewhere in between their narratives.


98 posted on 03/19/2012 4:21:00 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Admin Moderator; Lead Moderator; Sidebar Moderator; Jim Robinson

First, this is not breaking news by any stretch of the imagination.

Second, it is pure propagandistic in its impact.

FR is better than this.


99 posted on 03/19/2012 4:52:33 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins
Imho, Drudge is campaigning for Romney. However, isn't that a story in itself?

Shouldn't we recognize what we are up against?

100 posted on 03/19/2012 5:00:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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