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Gingrich Calls Obama’s Trayvon Martin Remarks ‘Disgraceful’
ABC ^ | 3-23-12 | Dover

Posted on 03/23/2012 5:41:30 PM PDT by VinL

President Obama’s remarks today about the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin drew scowls from GOP presidential contender New Gingrich, who called them “disgraceful” and divisive.

“What the president said in a sense is disgraceful. It’s not a question of who that young man looked like,” Gingrich said on Sean Hannity’s radio show.

President Obama today offered a personal reflection on the tragic shooting the Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, saying the incident requires all Americans to “do some soul searching.”

“When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids,” Obama told reporters....

Gingrich said on the radio show: ”Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe period. We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background. Is the president suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot that would be ok because it didn’t look like him?”

He went added that it’s “just nonsense dividing this country up. It is a tragedy this young man was shot. It would have been a tragedy if he had been Puerto Rican or Cuban or if he had been white or if he had been Asian American of if he’d been a Native American. At some point we ought to talk about being Americans. When things go wrong to an American. It is sad for all Americans.”

Gingrich, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, said: “Trying to turn it into a racial issue is fundamentally wrong. I really find it appalling.”

....“I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like this happen,” Obama said. ...But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin: If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon

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Newt: “Trying to turn it into a racial issue is fundamentally wrong. I really find it appalling.”

That's all they got Newt-- race and gender.

I'm in...til Newt's out.

1 posted on 03/23/2012 5:41:34 PM PDT by VinL
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To: VinL

The playing up of the old and tired “race card”.


2 posted on 03/23/2012 5:43:49 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: VinL

Newt would pummel that chump in a debate.


3 posted on 03/23/2012 5:45:32 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: VinL

one of them needs to just say ‘This is not an issue for a Presidential election” let the state handle it.


4 posted on 03/23/2012 5:45:58 PM PDT by The_Freemason
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To: VinL

Conservatives think.
Progressives emote.


5 posted on 03/23/2012 5:46:22 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: VinL

And this is why Newt should be the nominee, he knows how to talk and he knows how to handle the press. He is absolutely SPOT ON here, Obama wants to make everything about race, because that is how he was raised, to hate white people. Obama never calls other victims of crime, everyday someone is murdered by gangs or other violent acts, he doesn’t call them, he only calls when it looks like something he can use to score political points


6 posted on 03/23/2012 5:47:34 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: VinL

Newt’s full statement:

“What the president said, in a sense, is disgraceful. It’s not a question of who that young man looked like. Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe, period. We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background.
Is the president suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot, that would be OK because it didn’t look like him. That’s just nonsense dividing this country up. It is a tragedy this young man was shot. It would have been a tragedy if he had been Puerto Rican or Cuban or if he had been white or if he had been Asian American of if he’d been a Native American. At some point, we ought to talk about being Americans. When things go wrong to an American, it is sad for all Americans. Trying to turn it into a racial issue is fundamentally wrong. I really find it appalling.”


7 posted on 03/23/2012 5:48:23 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: VinL
Al they are playing in Florida on the local news here is it was all about race/ hate crime.

The White House said days ago, it was a local law enforcement matter, now, look at where we are. We need to wait to get all of the facts in. I agree with Newt. Now, it's about race, getting even.

8 posted on 03/23/2012 5:49:12 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: ConservativeStatement

ZerO will bomb Iran before there is a debate. He will claim he is much too important to the war effort to debate.


9 posted on 03/23/2012 5:54:34 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: VinL
Newt's TOTALLY SPOT ON! What Obama said was completely racist! It's about WHAT happened, not WHAT RACE it happened to.

Dang...I keep wishin' he were doing better in the polls!

10 posted on 03/23/2012 5:54:40 PM PDT by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: VinL

“Martin, 17, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain while he walked down a neighborhood street unarmed.”

so said ABC

and how about the pictures of Trayvon when he was a child...about 10 years old....we have seen that photo a lot.

now, of course, he was not shot “while he walked down a neighborhood street....” as we know if we read the police report. there was a lot more to it than that.

reality has taken a new turn in this story.

its the perfect set-up for the progressive agenda.

it has racism

it has guns

and its just in time for the elections.....and you can be sure it will be kept on the front page....

and Fast and Furious will not.

America is about to have another “show” trial.

BTW i cannot determine what happened, and why. that is for the “justice system.”

it seems that some places have rules against using deadly force against someone who has no weapons. some places, if you are attacked and are being beaten you are not allowed to shoot until you are certain that your opponent has a weapon.

even if you might be killed by a beating delivered with fists and feet you cannot shoot.

so i am told. it makes no sense. but there it is.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 5:57:09 PM PDT by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
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To: depressed in 06
Will the moonbats support his “act of U.S. oppression and aggression”?
12 posted on 03/23/2012 5:58:16 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Marguerite

Brilliant statement. Newt is the only one with the guts to call Obama out, and he did so in an utterly uncompromising way.


13 posted on 03/23/2012 5:59:44 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: VinL

Besides playing the race card, which is disgusting, Obama is trying to transfer sympathy from the person shot to himself with the “looks like me” comment - so he can benefit politically in the election and that is disgusting too.


14 posted on 03/23/2012 6:03:08 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: kralcmot
America is about to have another “show” trial.

If Zimmerman is put on trial, it's due to public outcry NOT due to any crime. The evidence speaks for itself, and aside from being a moron and not staying in his car, Zimmerman did nothing wrong. He acted in self-defense. He was wounded, wet, and his clothes were grass-stained. He either went through the effort to make it LOOK like there was a struggle, or there was a struggle.

Either way, dead men tell no tales (unless they're black, then the MSM and Jesse Jackson will tell it for them)

15 posted on 03/23/2012 6:03:34 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: kralcmot
“Martin, 17, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain while he walked down a neighborhood street unarmed.”

According to dipsh!tunderground he was on his knees begging for his life and the Cops are covering this up because Zimmerman's Dad was a Muni Judge.

Zee ground work, she is being laid...BLOAT

16 posted on 03/23/2012 6:06:15 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: VinL

“Trying to turn it into a racial issue is fundamentally wrong. I really find it appalling.”


17 posted on 03/23/2012 6:09:15 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: kralcmot
I forgot to add, with Zimmerman's Dad being a Muni judge, we have the added benefit of him not only being politically connected (Republican I'm sure) but might even be one of those evil 1%.

Just a little extra to stimulate the ows crowd donchaknow ;)

18 posted on 03/23/2012 6:09:32 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Christie at the beach
"Now, it's about race, getting even."

It's about Bobo saying anything to distract the American people from gas prices and the instantaneous negative impact it's having on the economy. The electoral math is completely against them and they are desperate.

19 posted on 03/23/2012 6:11:39 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: VinL

“I’m in...til Newt’s out.”

It’s never nice to take your marbles and go home when the game is the future of the country. I don’t like Romney either but anyone including the garbage man is better that Obama. At least the garbage man stinks because of honest, respectable work.


20 posted on 03/23/2012 6:14:52 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Marguerite

“Is the president suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot, that would be OK because it didn’t look like him.”

There’s a hell of a lot more young men that don’t look like him being attacked by those that look like him (Holder’s people). I haven’t heard him make any sanctimonious speeches about them!


21 posted on 03/23/2012 6:19:22 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: VinL

Heard Newt on SH’s show - his remarks were spot on.


22 posted on 03/23/2012 6:20:15 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: depressed in 06

Three SHTF scenarios keep coming up in my mind for how Obama could avert an election: race riots, economic collapse following another run on the bank, and an EMP attack from Iran launching from Venezuela.

It’s reasonable to expect that he would try the most mild and if it doesn’t work move on to the more extreme. The most mild is race riots.

It’s too early for that to be used to avert elections, but there are a couple reasons this step would be tried now instead of later: it would serve to gin up the black vote in case any were thinking of turning away from Obama. And most importantly, it would also remind people who are thinking about getting on Sheriff Arpaio’s bandwagon regarding Obama’s eligibility problem that it wouldn’t take much to set off race riots. This is a shot across the bow to law enforcement, Congress, and others who might think about trying to enforce the rule of law, just like Andrew Breitbart’s death was a shot across the bow to the media.

Breitbart died and Rush received a bomb scare on the same day as Arpaio’s posse for 2 reasons: to give the media something to talk about besides the posse’s findings, and to remind the media that the threats made against them were very, very real.

There is momentum building regarding Obama’s eligibility so they have to come in with another story to distract people, and like the Breitbart and Rush stories, a story that will give people foreboding regarding what it would mean to cross the Soros/Obama/unions/Islamists machine would serve a double function.

So voila! That’s what they’re working on.

The gal who produced “We Will Not Be Silenced” (about shenanigans in the 2008 dem primary) says top dems told her that Soros had told both Hillary and Obama that he intended to destroy the US, and asked if they were on board with that. Hillary said no, and Obama said yes.

So if we think of all the ways this country could be destroyed, that would pretty much tell us what’s in the Soros/Obama playbook.

And from other things that gal said, breaking a few eggs to make scrambled eggs is - like the death of Brian Terry with F&F guns - mere “collateral damage”. Obama supports the Muslim agenda too much to accept collateral damage when it’s Muslims, but it’s fine when it’s Americans, because the Muslim agenda he said he supports is to destroy the US and Israel and institute worldwide sharia.


23 posted on 03/23/2012 6:21:23 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: VinL
NEWT is the ANSWER.

No Question necessary.

24 posted on 03/23/2012 6:21:24 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: CatherineofAragon

Obama can’t help insert himself into anything for political and racial exploitation.

What if the kid was white? He wouldn’t have cared, because he was not “looking like his son”?

HAS ANYONE heard of Obama’s comment about the WHITE BOY who has been set on fire by the two BLACK kids???


25 posted on 03/23/2012 6:26:48 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: A Strict Constructionist

It’s never nice to take your marbles and go home when the game is the future of the country.
*************
It’s not a game, my friend.

The GOP ruling establishment, the current plutocracy and the socialist Dems constitute a statist oligarchy, wholly antithetical to the Founders America.

Until its undone, America has no future.


26 posted on 03/23/2012 6:32:32 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE FOR THIS CRIME? WHERE IS OBAMA’S COMMENT ON THIS HORRIFIC CRIME?

Two teenagers attacked a 13-year-old WHITE boy and set him on fire with gasoline in what police in Missouri are investigating as a possible hate crime. Police said that both suspects are BLACK.

If it were the other way around, Obama would be running his mouth on TV already.


27 posted on 03/23/2012 6:45:50 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: NordP

“Newt’s TOTALLY SPOT ON! What Obama said was completely racist! It’s about WHAT happened, not WHAT RACE it happened to.
Dang...I keep wishin’ he were doing better in the polls!”

Likewise! No other candidate comes close to his ability to accurately analyze and articulate virtually any issue.


28 posted on 03/23/2012 6:58:23 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; BCrago66; ...

“WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE FOR THIS CRIME? WHERE IS OBAMA’S COMMENT ON THIS HORRIFIC CRIME?

Two teenagers attacked a 13-year-old WHITE boy and set him on fire with gasoline in what police in Missouri are investigating as a possible hate crime. Police said that both suspects are BLACK.

If it were the other way around, Obama would be running his mouth on TV already.”

The eighth grader was walking home from Kansas City’s East High School around 3 p.m. last Tuesday when he noticed two older teens following him, KMBC reports.
“And they rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open,” the boy’s mother Melissa Coontold KCTV. “One of them poured the gasoline, then flicked the lighter, and said,’This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy’.”

http://youtu.be/iU07MVS0KJs


29 posted on 03/23/2012 6:59:39 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite
I totally agree with Speaker Gingrich. We do NOT know what happened yet. It is a tragedy no matter what the racial/ethnic background of the person killed.

At this point it is all speculation. There's a lot of racial-hatred and race-baiting going on which I can only speculate is to stir up the masses for the upcoming election...

A thorough investigation is needed and law enforcement must be llowed to do their job! Politicians need to stay the hell out of it!

I'm disgusted by this...

30 posted on 03/23/2012 7:01:43 PM PDT by blinachka (Vechnaya Pamyat Daddy... xoxo)
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To: Magic Fingers; All

I think Obama shouldn’t have addressed it.

It’s putting all the pretty ribbons on the race-riot dress.

At the same time... Zimmerman had called police over 40 times that year complaining usually about black people in the neighborhood.

The police told him to stop following.

I don’t at ALL see Zimmerman as some hero. He was, in my opinion, an idiot police wannabe ...


31 posted on 03/23/2012 7:05:26 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: VinL

President Obama today offered a personal reflection on the tragic shooting the Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, saying the incident requires all Americans to “do some soul searching.”


Except when a white kid is set on fire by blacks. That doesn’t require any soul searching. Or is even worthy of a mention by obama. He is a racist pig.


32 posted on 03/23/2012 7:06:10 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: VinL

Hussein’s goal is to turn the clock back on race relations by 300 years. He’s succeeded.


33 posted on 03/23/2012 7:06:10 PM PDT by bgill
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To: depressed in 06

“ZerO will bomb Iran before there is a debate. He will claim he is much too important to the war effort to debate.”

That is exactly what Putin just did and the kenyan will do the same if it suits him.


34 posted on 03/23/2012 7:07:30 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: VinL
Gingrich Calls Obama’s Trayvon Martin Remarks ‘Disgraceful’

Newt is absolutely right! Bowbama sticks his nose (and ears) where it doesn't belong. Bowbama fueling racial tensions! Let's see how this shakes out. Could be a lot of egg on the face of Bowbama, Sharpton and Jackson...racists all!

35 posted on 03/23/2012 7:07:30 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: VinL
If Newt tries to get out...let's drag him back in!

Go Newt! We need you now more than ever!

But I like Romney's new song

My dogs on the roof...

my dogs on the roof...

Catchy tune!
36 posted on 03/23/2012 7:08:03 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "Will someone rid me of that Nettlesome Newt?")
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To: Bushbacker1

If you think Obama signing what amounts to a martial law EO and this case are not a coordinated event, you should sit back and suck a gun barrel.


37 posted on 03/23/2012 7:12:05 PM PDT by libertyhoundusnr
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To: VinL
“When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids,” Obama told reporters....

Obama gets it wrong... again. He should have thought about Zimmerman being like himself. Zimmerman is half white and half hispanic. Half and half like Obama. Of course Obama wants to play the race card for votes and compare a black punk to his kids. When a muslim soldier went on a killing spree, Obama didn't compare the victims to his kids, he just said don't rush to judgement. He is so full of b.s.

38 posted on 03/23/2012 7:12:19 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: bgill

nobama definitely has set back “nobama relations”...the racist puts.


39 posted on 03/23/2012 7:12:19 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: VinL
Jeb Bush said about the Trayvon Martin case: “Anytime an innocent life is taken it's a tragedy,” Bush said. “You've got to let the process work."
40 posted on 03/23/2012 7:15:19 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: kralcmot

America is about to have another “show” trial.


Yup. And the outcome will be decided before it even starts.


41 posted on 03/23/2012 7:16:19 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: blinachka

“We do NOT know what happened yet.”

Well, we kinda do. 26 yr old college student, wants to get a job as a cop, on neighborhood watch duty, follows a tough hombre wearing a hoodie, gets his butt whipped, is on the ground getting beaten severely about the head and shoulders, shoots the guy, politicians seize the moment.


42 posted on 03/23/2012 7:20:00 PM PDT by ngat
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To: butterdezillion

Where is James Bond? Goldfinger has a strangle-hold on our country!


43 posted on 03/23/2012 7:23:19 PM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: Marguerite

Here’s my response to the disgraceful rhetoric:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2862994/posts?page=14#14


44 posted on 03/23/2012 7:25:26 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: VinL

Not only the race card, but the “I” card. Obama thinks it’s all about him. “I” is the first word that pops into his tiny mind.


45 posted on 03/23/2012 7:31:03 PM PDT by livius
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To: Winstons Julia

“The police told him to stop following.”

I heard some of the 911 tapes today (2 calls from Zimmerman about this one incident). In the second call, the 911 operator states “we don’t need you to do that” when Zimmerman responded to the operator that yes he was indeed following Martin. I never heard that they told him directly not to follow him, just that they didn’t need him to follow. This was not the police, nor was he specifically told not to follow. If you have direct linkage to a reputable source that states otherwise, I’d like to read/hear it.

Thanks in advance...


46 posted on 03/23/2012 7:31:49 PM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: VinL
Compare Newt's remarks to everyone else's remarks and there's no comparison.

HE dwarfs everybody.

47 posted on 03/23/2012 7:31:52 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: jurroppi1

You are correct.

But really... once 911 tells you that cops are coming and “you don’t need to do that”... shouldn’t you stop?


48 posted on 03/23/2012 7:33:18 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Mariner

Good he stepped it up above the “hobby” remark.


49 posted on 03/23/2012 7:33:24 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Hey BO how about discussing the Wichita massacre of 5,dare we say, white teenagers by two black thugs whose crime spree victims were always white. Most Americans have never heard of this crime because on MSM’s lack of coverage.


50 posted on 03/23/2012 7:40:54 PM PDT by doc
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