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Gingrich 'at the end of his line,' major donor says
TYhe Telegraph ^ | 3-28-12 | Geiger

Posted on 03/28/2012 5:52:24 PM PDT by VinL

Casino titan Sheldon Adelson, who has almost single-handedly bankrolled a "super PAC" backing Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign, now believes Gingrich is "at the end of his line."....

Speaking to a group outside his Las Vegas hotel and casino, The Venetian, Adelson earlier this week criticized GOP front-runner Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, but acknowledged that his preferred candidate has little hope of becoming the nominee....

'Cause, I mean, mathematically, he can't get anywhere near the numbers, and there's not - unlikely there'll be a brokered convention."

Adelson, along with his wife and children, has donated $16.5 million to Winning Our Future, a super PAC that was instrumental in paying for advertising to boost Gingrich's cash-strapped campaign....

Adelson was speaking informally while attending the Jewish Federations of North America's TribeFest, which was hosted at The Venetian.

He criticized Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania, for being too focused on social issues. Adelson described himself as a "social liberal" who is pro-choice on abortion.

"I know Rick; I like him," Adelson said. "We're friendly. But I got to tell you something: I don't want him to run my country."

Turning to Romney, Adelson sounded frustrated by the former Massachusetts governor's unwillingness to commit to his causes.

"He's not the bold decision-maker like Newt Gingrich is," Adelson said. "He doesn't want to - every time I talk to him, he says, 'Well, let me think about it.' "

Adelson said he had talked to both Romney and Gingrich about agreeing to choose the other as a vice presidential nominee. Gingrich, he said, rebuffed the idea because it would make it harder to gain much-needed support from governors in other states.

"Newt says, 'Listen....

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No time to go wobbly, Uncle Shel. Pls, just send money. Newt will decide when it's the end of the line.

I'm in, til Newt's out.

1 posted on 03/28/2012 5:52:30 PM PDT by VinL
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To: VinL

He should send enough $$ to keep the Sup Pac going.


2 posted on 03/28/2012 5:58:12 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: VinL

So tell us what he needs.

I’m in til he’s out.


3 posted on 03/28/2012 5:58:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: VinL

Unfortunately, Newt’s been out for a while. As stated in another thread, Mittens is this cycle’s McCain. That is, chosen to lose.

Unless there is a brokered convention I don’t see much hope for the Newtster.


4 posted on 03/28/2012 5:58:59 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: VinL

With Newt’s moves today, he is all but out. Shame as, with Fred Thompson before Newt was and is the only candidate I sent money to. Many complain about the GOP-E, but the truth is, unfortunately nearly half the rank and file are not really conservatives. CINO’s Conservative In Name Only!


5 posted on 03/28/2012 5:59:27 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: ImpBill
"Shame as, with Fred Thompson before Newt was and is the only candidate I sent money to. Many complain about the GOP-E, but the truth is, unfortunately nearly half the rank and file are not really conservatives. CINO’s Conservative In Name Only!"

FYI, Santorum has a higher lifetime ACU rating than Thompson.

6 posted on 03/28/2012 6:03:00 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: VinL

I just can’t get it out of my mind the way Rush Limbaugh helped Romney defeat Gingrich.

(Which will be irrelevant if Newt can still stop Romney)


7 posted on 03/28/2012 6:03:19 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, R. Zacharias, Erwin Lutzer, and others.)
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To: reasonisfaith

I just can’t get it out of my mind the way Rush Limbaugh helped Romney defeat Gingrich.
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Ditto- Rush has been in the bag for Romney/Bain/Clear Channel from Day One. The Rush Robots hate hearing that— but it’s the truth.

Don’t doubt me on this.


8 posted on 03/28/2012 6:09:07 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

WHy is Addelson the ONLY one supporting NEWT?...
Where are the Koch brothers?.. and a hundred others?..

NO Newt..... Zero wins the White Hut.. AGAIN..
Willard will become Pubbie-Jerky.. when Obama STARTS campaigning.. seriously..
AND Santo will become some kind of Italian Catholic SPAM..

ONLY NEWT can deliver the punch lines to mock Zerodamus..


9 posted on 03/28/2012 6:11:22 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Red Steel

That’s right red— he should send some bucks. And while he’s at it, how about some “comps” for me and you?


10 posted on 03/28/2012 6:11:32 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

I won’t.

And I have a feeling this forum and others will provide an opportunity to post reminders of this fact, for some time to come.


11 posted on 03/28/2012 6:12:39 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, R. Zacharias, Erwin Lutzer, and others.)
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To: VinL

I bought some Newtgallons a couple of weeks ago. I’ll likely buy some more in a few days. :-)


12 posted on 03/28/2012 6:15:45 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: mark3681

“Unfortunately, Newt’s been out for a while.”

Bloody Thursday killed him. Coulter, Drudge, et al.

He never recovered after that.


13 posted on 03/28/2012 6:16:31 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard Romney.)
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To: VinL

So why the herculean effort every day by Rush to keep Santorum afloat? Without the “Rush stamp of approval” and his literal HOURS of explaining Santorum’s verbal ramblings, the Senator would have faded away months ago, I believe.

If Rush was actually for Mitt, why so much assistance to Santorum?


14 posted on 03/28/2012 6:20:55 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Vendome

So tell us what he needs.

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Another question from Juan Williams... or King. That’s all!

Seriously, the GOP electorate is that volatile (malleable),
that Newt jump 30 points in SC in 2-3 days, based only on 2 questions. Newt knows that, and that’s why he’s hanging in.

He’s got until the convention— something will happen.


15 posted on 03/28/2012 6:23:41 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Mangia, seriously?


16 posted on 03/28/2012 6:25:15 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

One more Etch-a-Sketch moment and anything could happen.


17 posted on 03/28/2012 6:25:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
Same for Levin. Both crucified Newt over his Bain criticism. Problem is Newt was correct about Bain’ business model under Romney.
18 posted on 03/28/2012 6:26:52 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: Vendome
"Newt says, 'Listen, I would do that except that every governor whose help you need to go through the election is hoping he'll be the vice president pick. So if I go into the contest with a vice president already picked, they're not going to help me.' "

This statement smells like BS and I think Newt is smarter than that. Other than Sarah Palin's surprise pick by McCain, when is the last time a sitting governor was willing to trade a real office for a run for the vice presidency? Sarah got away with it only because she was exceptional and Alaska was a small state willing to put up with a three month absence while the governor sought higher office.

20 posted on 03/28/2012 6:29:53 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: VinL

Unfortunately, Newt’s been running an IQ 120 and above campaign, with an electorate which averages 100.


21 posted on 03/28/2012 6:33:40 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: mark3681
Unless there is a brokered convention I don’t see much hope for the Newtster.

Unless there is a brokered convention I don’t see much hope for AMERICA. It's about AMERICA! Newt is the man to lead her!

22 posted on 03/28/2012 6:35:21 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: VinL
Ditto- Rush has been in the bag for Romney/Bain/Clear Channel from Day One.

Could you be good enough to quote me where he has been in the bag for Romney? It is clear that he has been behind Santorum without saying so. Levin and Beck also have been beind Rick but will actually say so outright. Hannity and Huwitt is your man for being in the tank for Milt this whole time.

BTW, what is your beef with Clear Channel all about? That is the type of stuff popular with the Media Matters/ Radical Left types trying to shut down talk radio.

23 posted on 03/28/2012 6:37:58 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: presently no screen name

“Unless there is a brokered convention I don’t see much hope for AMERICA.”

Agreed. I guess I’ve become quite pessimistic in my old age. I just don’t see it happening. That’s not to say that I’m not going to pray for it. I’d vote for my cat if it would help.


24 posted on 03/28/2012 6:38:25 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: ImpBill

That is exactly right! And voters do not have their eyes open. They are voting who they like and not on who is THE BEST CANDIDATE.

No one can beat Obama like Newt can and NO ONE knows DC and AMERICA like Newt does. The other candidates/GOP E know that - but Newt is conservative - and they don’t want him, they want Mitt the liberal. Dumb sh!! that he is!


25 posted on 03/28/2012 6:39:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Lazlo in PA
BTW, what is your beef with Clear Channel all about? That is the type of stuff popular with the Media Matters/ Radical Left types trying to shut down talk radio.

Dang, I think you've outed him.
26 posted on 03/28/2012 6:40:47 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Lazlo in PA

Should have known you were a Rush guy. Okay, Rush-bot. Question 1, has he endorsed Rick????


27 posted on 03/28/2012 6:41:42 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Vendome
I had to look it up. The last time (before 2008) that a sitting governor ran for vice-president was 1948-- Earl Warren on the ticket with Tom Dewey.

Dewey had picked another sitting governor, John W. Bricker of Ohio four years earlier.

28 posted on 03/28/2012 6:45:48 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: aruanan

Dang, I think you’ve outed him.
*****
Oh, here comes Rush Robot #2... Well, there’s only 2 of you, so, it’s still not a fair fight. But I’m sure more will come to your aid— what do you got in defense of Romney supporting Rush?


29 posted on 03/28/2012 6:47:40 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL
"Adelson described himself as a "social liberal" who is pro-choice on abortion."

Wow, and Newt takes money from this sleaze?
30 posted on 03/28/2012 6:48:58 PM PDT by makomako
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To: presently no screen name

“Unless there is a brokered convention I don’t see much hope for AMERICA. It’s about AMERICA!”

America and Americans, like Russia and Russians, will survive.

The United States, like the Soviet Union, will shatter and implode under its own weight, debt and bureacratic paranoia.

Nation states come and go. Peoples are more enduring.


31 posted on 03/28/2012 6:52:03 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard Romney.)
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To: VinL
Oh, here comes Rush Robot #2... Well, there’s only 2 of you, so, it’s still not a fair fight. But I’m sure more will come to your aid— what do you got in defense of Romney supporting Rush?

A lot of people support Rush. Are you so desperate to maintain your narrative that you engage in backwards arguments? Good to see you so knee-jerkable. I've been listening to Rush since 99, so I can pretty definitively say that your characterization of him (as well as allegations about Clear Channel) is something you've pulled out of your own ass.
32 posted on 03/28/2012 6:52:03 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: VinL

Yo I want in on the comps - a week in Vegas playing poker :)


33 posted on 03/28/2012 6:52:51 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: mark3681

I understand. It’s the same old crapola every election. It’s not the BEST Candidate but the one who can buy election/votes/AMERICA! And that candidate is NEVER the best or near it. This time it is the worst of the worst against the worst of the worst on the other side.

America is held captive by money and power and propaganda. And voters NEVER learn because the media is teaching them. In this case, as it looks now, evil wins no matter what. I’m not voting for evil, I’ll do my civic duty for America the Beautiful by writing in. I won’t vote to put her in the hands of evil. TOO many have fought and died for her/our freedoms, I’m not giving it away.

MITT/BARRY both PRO ABORTION, PRO HOMO, anti-traditional marriage, appointment of liberal judges who rule from the bench and Big Gov’t socialistic healthcare. That is NOT America! FUGOPE


34 posted on 03/28/2012 6:53:46 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: VinL

If there is no brokered convention and sure-loser Romney is the nominee then I think Newt should mount a 3rd party run.

I know the argument against that.

-Ensures an Obama win.

But I’m telling you that Newt simply must be in the debates!

Zero, Romney and Newt...with America watching. You know what could happen there with a guy like Newt loaded for bear ;-)

Do I think Newt could win as a 3rd party candidate? NO, not a chance. But Romney has no chance either...and even if he did, what exactly would we have?

Newt could stay in until after any debates, refrain from attacking Romney and as the finish line approaches he could demand public promises from Romney in exchange for his withdrawal from the race and an endorsement to get his followers to vote for Romney. Newt could also wrangle a high-level position in the administration.

If Newt did this I don’t see how it would be a bad thing.
I don’t think Romney could win without Newt at the debates destroying Obama. And better a Romney in the white house after making certain promises in public than the sure end of America that Zero’s 2nd term would be.


35 posted on 03/28/2012 7:02:41 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: VinL
Did you say Rushbot?

Hey Vin. Since when did the guy who was first to slam Obummer with his "I hope he fails" mantra become a pariah around here? Since when is the guy who called out the slut and the Rats charade on the public become a pariah around here? I did smell something up with you when you took the unusual move on FR to cite Clear Channel as an issue for you. Very interesting. I am sure other here have taken note as well.

As for your question, if you could read English, my last post should have answered it.

36 posted on 03/28/2012 7:03:30 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: aruanan

A lot of people support Rush
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I’m not interested in a lot of people, Rush Robot. I directed my comment to you. He’s in the bag for Romney- he always has been- got it!

Is limbaugh’s stated policy that he always supports for the most conservative in the race, Robot?

Now— let’s go- not other people- you and me-—let’s compete in the arena of ideas, robot. You started it- now finish it.


37 posted on 03/28/2012 7:03:34 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: makomako

What do you expect him to do? Turn it down?


38 posted on 03/28/2012 7:07:35 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Psalm 144

Sounds good, I hope you are comfy with your remarks. We helped the Soviets and communism - who helps us? Our own Americans don’t want FREEDOM! They are mimicking the media like sheep.

The ‘most electable’ and ‘this one SAYS he’s conservative’ is how they vote without really looking at the candidates. A few voters were interviewed and those few said they wanted Newt but didn’t think he was electable. Where did they get that from? THE MEDIA!! Anyone but Obama - a mantra designed for Mitt!!! And people repeat it and vote for who they are told is the most electable!! You say people are enduring - well, you don’t know that - they are too too comfy and haven’t been tested yet! They can’t even think for themselves and what/who is BEST for AMERICA!!


39 posted on 03/28/2012 7:08:27 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Lazlo in PA

Since when is the guy who called out the slut

That was a brilliant tactical move. Divert attention from Obama’s complete economic failure. Let’s all talk about sluts for 3 weeks!


40 posted on 03/28/2012 7:10:37 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: VinL
believes Gingrich is "at the end of his line."....

Everyone knows it, except the supposed smartest guy in the race.

His staying in shows another of his numerous adventures in poor judgement.
41 posted on 03/28/2012 7:11:16 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Lazlo in PA

Did you say Rushbot?
************8

No, I said Rush Robot- in describing you. I know Rush is off the air so you have no one to turn to now, but try really, really hard to think for yourself.

Answer the question— has Rush endorsed Santorum?

As for Clear Channel—— Robot-— see if this computes— Clear Channel is owned by Bain Capital — the very Bain Capital that your guy- SANTORUM— just attacked. Is your guy attacking from the Left, Robot???

Think for yourself, Robot— or at least try.


42 posted on 03/28/2012 7:16:32 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

“Don’t doubt me on this.” then outline where your credibility is founded. Otherwise just so much talk....

Rush has said from the gitgo and is sticking to it, that he can not endorse any Primary candidate. That’s what I’ve seen and what I beleive. If anything he has talked more + toward Newt.

Regarding Newt dropping out, his ploy of letting an open convention decide the nominee and do what he can to keep Mitt from the magic number prior to convention, is not an unreasonable tactic.


43 posted on 03/28/2012 7:18:12 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Been down that road, my friend-— take my advice, stay happy in canuckistan.


44 posted on 03/28/2012 7:21:00 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Bobalu

Would love to see Newt run 3rd party — constitutional conservatives.


45 posted on 03/28/2012 7:23:17 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: TomGuy

How so?


46 posted on 03/28/2012 7:25:19 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: X-spurt

“Don’t doubt me on this.” then outline where your credibility is founded. Otherwise just so much talk...
*************

Easy. First prove you’re a Rush Disciple. What is the Limbaugh Doctrine, hmmmmmm????? Articulate for me, please.


47 posted on 03/28/2012 7:35:01 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

Sent in another donation to Newt this afternoon.

A man this good deserves to go on.


48 posted on 03/28/2012 7:36:40 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: VinL

Mr Scozzafava can now go back to writing new gorebal warming books, bonking a new mistress, and playin footsie with Pelousy on the couch. Potomac water makes ya stupid.


49 posted on 03/28/2012 7:46:32 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
That was a brilliant tactical move. Divert attention from Obama’s complete economic failure. Let’s all talk about sluts for 3 weeks!

Yeah, because now that we are all off of that issue, after exposing fully this Rat tactic, we are back to talking about Obummers failures. Oh wait. We are all talking about two dopes in a local shooting matter in FL.

Try again pal. I am sure you have some other excuse why you hate Rush.

50 posted on 03/28/2012 7:51:00 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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