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The Trayvon Martin Case and the Growing Racial Divide
PJ Media ^ | 4/17/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 04/17/2012 6:23:23 AM PDT by SueRae

In a Democratic National Committee video in April 2010, Obama called on “young people, African-Americans, Latinos and women . . . to stand together once again.” Shortly before the November 2010 congressional elections, Obama told an audience that Republicans “are counting on black folks staying home.” Before the Congressional Black Caucus, Obama affected the supposed accent of black America in emphasizing shared race: “Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We’ve got work to do.” Was “we” the black community or all of America? He appealed to Latino voters not to stay home from the 2010 elections, but instead to “punish our enemies”—and not to fall prey to the Republicans’ “cynical attempt to discourage Latinos from voting.” Conservatives, remember, wished, according to the president, to round up Latino children while eating ice cream. There is now an African Americans for Obama campaign group, and Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith warns us that he has Obama’s back.

All this is not quite new. Obama stereotyped the Cambridge Police Department as having “acted stupidly” for detaining Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates. He allegedly complained that racial bias explains much of the Tea Party opposition to his own administration, and used the derogatory “tea-baggers” sexual slur to characterize the protests. Members of the Black Caucus have talked a lot about the Trayvon Martin case, calling it an “assassination” and a “murder” and alleging that Zimmerman shot Martin down like “a dog.” This too is not new in the age of Obama. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said debt arguments showed racial animosity toward Barack Obama. Rep. Barbara Lee accused Republicans in racist fashion of trying to deny blacks the vote. Rep. Andre Carson claimed that the Tea Party wished to lynch blacks from trees.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
Once again, Victor eloquently describes the current state of affairs.
1 posted on 04/17/2012 6:23:29 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: SueRae

The left have been agitating the black community for 50 years, at least, in order to maintain their own power. It has been a HUGE detriment to black people and their culture to be so immersed in generational bitterness.

I don’t believe that the “racial divide” is growing in recent times. I believe it has always been there being fomented by the left, being kept alive, being stirred up,

but until the “Age of Obama”, expression of this animosity was kept to a minimum.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 6:29:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

I’ll never forget when I said “hi” to a little boy in line at the city codes office and when he wouldn’t respond his dad said to me “He has to deal with Caucasians at school.”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 04/17/2012 6:38:19 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

“He has to deal with Caucasians at school”

I’m at a loss as to what that even means.
You know that these “prejudices” are taught at home.

I heard little girl say “two people wearing pants can’t dance!”. That’s pro-heterosexual teaching at home.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 6:43:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: USS Alaska

And he was right.


6 posted on 04/17/2012 6:51:32 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: SueRae

Where is the Latino community? Zimmerman is as Latino as Obama is Black. Why no strong voices responding to the media lynching of a Latino?


7 posted on 04/17/2012 6:59:08 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: SueRae

Folks please note that the link is to the second page of the article. Page one is worth reading as well.


8 posted on 04/17/2012 6:59:42 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: MrB

Absolutely. Anybody growing up in the era of busing, knows this. I grew up in Milwaukee, 60’s-70’s, and the hate and harassment I experienced is on par with what is happening today. It is being exposed because of the Internet. Being white, blond, blue-eyed, and extremely shy, I was a bulls-eye on a target. (To mostly angry ghetto blacks, but also white ghetto trash)


9 posted on 04/17/2012 7:02:08 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: jiggyboy

As are some of the comments.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 7:03:03 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: MrB

Well, when you have freepers stating, as one did lasy night, “Any black kid walking is suspicious - they kill”, it’s kind of easy to understand their paranoia.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 7:05:22 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: USS Alaska
Congressman Jack Brooks (D) out of Beaumont, TX was sitting in our house when he told my old man pretty much the same thing.

My old man tried to tell JB what kind of monster was being created, but he didn't care.

Until then my old man was a FDE dem. After that he never voted for another dem.

12 posted on 04/17/2012 7:06:45 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: SueRae

This whole affair is a classic action right out of Saul Alinski’s book - Rules for Radicals. To wit:

The organizer dedicated to changing the life of a particular community must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act. — P.116-117


13 posted on 04/17/2012 7:21:02 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: wtc911

Well, perhaps if they stopped behaving as criminals, it would ease the paranoia of us law abiding citizens, which might in turn ease some black paranoia, but I don't really see how, since they mostly shoot each other.

14 posted on 04/17/2012 7:56:22 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: wtc911
it’s kind of easy to understand their paranoia.

Yes. I can't be the only person who finds himself cringing at a comment or two in almost every lengthy thread on the Martin/Zimmerman matter, or on matters involving race.

15 posted on 04/17/2012 8:00:10 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: SueRae

Racist in chief.

I was about to say that is his greatest betrayal of America, but I have to put disarmament high on that list, as well.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 8:02:08 AM PDT by Williams
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To: Scoutmaster

I can assure there are far more people that cringe at your comments than the other way around.


17 posted on 04/17/2012 8:03:44 AM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Scoutmaster
Nope, you're not the only one who sees the ugliness that raises up on these threads.

These cretins don't even understand that all they are doing is giving substance to those who attack FR as being racist. Hard to argue against that given the deluge of such posts.

18 posted on 04/17/2012 8:18:58 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Scoutmaster

If we all cringed over diversity hate and racist doctrines as we cringe over the neo-nazis, race relations would be much better than they are now. Unfortunately, many have been programed to think one form of race hate is worse than the other. That’s a deadly deception.


19 posted on 04/17/2012 8:21:09 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: chris37

If you agree that “any black kid walking anywhere is suspiscous” why not just say so?


20 posted on 04/17/2012 8:21:28 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911; Jim Robinson

Since we know from previous posting that you’re a race agitprop, post the link to the FR post to which you refer so we can read the comment in context rather than the twisted deceit you usually try to float.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 8:29:56 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Jim Robinson

A review of this poster’s recent comments reveal an agenda hallmarked by mischaracterizations of Freeper posts, twisting and segmenting posted comments, and agitprop efforts. The segmenting of chris37’s post is a prime example of this poster’s ‘work’.


23 posted on 04/17/2012 8:35:27 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: wtc911

Jesse Jackson must be a huge anti-black as well as anti-white racist then.

He said that if he were walking down the street and heard footsteps behind him and turned around to see someone white, he’d be relieved.


24 posted on 04/17/2012 8:39:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MHGinTN

It might be that wtc is still experiencing the effects of decades of guilt pushed on him by the left, and he hasn’t gotten over the race card.

The truth, in cases like this, is “uncomfortable”, and would be called “racist” by the left in an attempt to keep the truth from being proclaimed.


25 posted on 04/17/2012 8:41:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SaraJohnson
If we all cringed over diversity hate and racist doctrines as we cringe over the neo-nazis, race relations would be much better than they are now. Unfortunately, many have been programed to think one form of race hate is worse than the other. That’s a deadly deception.

I cringe over both. I clearly cringe more often at the diversity hate and racist doctrines, because I work in an environment where I hear and read that more often, and I'm bombarded with it in society and the media. But I cringe over both.

26 posted on 04/17/2012 8:45:13 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: SueRae

VDH is always good....thx for posting I read the whole thing. Plus the comments he gets at PJ Media are always good


27 posted on 04/17/2012 8:52:36 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: SueRae; All
While the Zimmerman/Martin ‘white’ on black killing is covered 24/7 on the MSM with an outpouring of rage and charges of a racial hate crime, where is the concern- where is the rage about the home invasion, torture, beating, rape and murder of the elderly white couple by a gang of feral blacks in Oklahoma just a few weeks ago?

The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten and his jaw broken. He was shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.

The 85 year old partially blind wife was RAPED and then BEATEN TO DEATH.

Can you just imagine the pain, the humiliation, the horror that dear old lady experienced being gang raped by that pack of feral animals?

(the autopsy states she was raped. Don’t think all of these animals didn’t all participate)

And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?

There’s a lot more involved here than a home invasion and robbery.

WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??

90 year old husband’s jaw broken and shot in face with a BB gun numerous times?

85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??

Why does it take a foreign press to enlighten America as to this henious crime?

WHERE IS THE NATIONAL OUTRAGE?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117695/Brutal-home-invasion-Oklahoma-couple-ends-65-year-romance-meeting-blind-date.html

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Have they caught the rest of the gang of feral blacks who raped, tortured and murdered this elderly woman? Are they even looking? Not a word about it in the media.

28 posted on 04/17/2012 8:59:05 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: beandog
I can assure there are far more people that cringe at your comments than the other way around.

I'm glad to see that you're keeping up with the tradition of some of your other gracious posts in the last two-odd weeks, none of which were directed at me:

"Oh shut your giant pie hole."

"Before you post your silliness,"

"Listen you lying sack,"

"You are mentally deranged."

"Listen, loser"

29 posted on 04/17/2012 9:02:29 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: SueRae

You know, I’m just plumb tired of all this.

If they want to think that Republican=racist and/or Conservative=racist then let them.

I don’t care anymore.

And that, from their standpoint, should be a tragedy. Because at one time, I stood up for racial equality—here in Alabama it wasn’t just black folks getting their freedom but whites determined it was the right thing to do, the Christian thing to do and came to accept and understand the claims blacks were making in regard to their rights.

But I don’t care anymore.

I thought by now things would be different. I thought that being equal was enough. I didn’t think they wanted me to be beneath their feet like their daddy’s were under my ancestors. So they just want to recycle all his with them on top and me below.

But that was wrong then, and it would be wrong now.

Jim Crow was wrong, but so was Reginald Denny.

So, if they expect me to pay for something I didn’t do, forget it. I will give them respect as human beings—like any human being, and that is all they should want.

Beyond that, I’m not budging. Mess with me, and you’ll get my horns.


30 posted on 04/17/2012 9:05:45 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: patriot08

Not so long ago a pack of beasts kidnapped, tortured, raped and murdered a young man and his girlfriend, right here in Tennessee. None of the vermin were charged with hate crime because there is a racial bias on that charge ... affirmative action run amok at the hands of exploitative democrat elitists who manipulate and enslave black people all the more.


31 posted on 04/17/2012 9:08:55 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SueRae

I went to college in the 70s. There were scholarships that were ‘black only’. At the time, my room mates & I thought that sort of thing would result in racism - that over time, it would create racism where it didn’t exist, as a backlash.

35 years later, I think it has.

It is rare to find racism against Filipinos (I’m married to a Filipina). It is rare to find racism against Chinese, or American Indians. But I seeing and hearing a lot MORE ‘racism’ against blacks...specifically, against liberal blacks.

I’m not sure it is racism in the old sense, because it isn’t against skin color by itself. It is a reaction against thug culture, and an admission that blacks are involved in thug culture more often than whites or Asians. It is skin color PLUS clothes, age, attitude, etc.


32 posted on 04/17/2012 9:26:25 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: MHGinTN; patriot08; wtc911
one of the vermin were charged with hate crime because there is a racial bias on that charge

You won't get an argument out of me. I agree with you and any unbiased study would show that's the case.

I'd already bookmarked VDH's article, above, and emailed the link to members of my family and friends with favorable comments and a suggestion that they read it, before posting above.

None of that's inconsistent with my statement that I cringe at some comments made on FR concerning race, and the fact that I cringe at some comments isn't inconsistent with the fact I'm aware of the reverse discrimination that now occurs - including in the reporting and prosecution of crime - as a result of liberal efforts to 'equalize' all things racial.

33 posted on 04/17/2012 9:27:45 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: MrB

We - CONSERVATIVES - need to cultivate an ethnic group that we pay to be dependent, angry, thin skinned and hopeless. A group that will vote over 90% for us - based on promises things will get better - if only they continue to prop up our elites.

Then again, what are the odds we could find an ethnic group stupid enough to buy that kind of lie for 40 or 50 years? Not saying the dem’s ‘group’ is stupid ... they came to it incrementally. But our ‘similar group’ would have to be...


34 posted on 04/17/2012 10:05:21 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Beautifully said and I couldn’t agree more.


35 posted on 04/17/2012 10:11:43 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: MHGinTN
You are refering to the Knoxville Massacre, no doubt?

According to the testimony of the Knox County Acting Medical Examiner Dr. Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan at the subsequent trial of Eric Boyd, Newsom was repeatedly sodomized with an object and then blindfolded, gagged, arms and feet bound and his head covered. Barefoot, he was either led or dragged outside the house to a set of nearby railroad tracks. He was shot in the back of the head, the neck, and the back, and his body then set on fire.

Channon's death came after hours of sexual torture, medical examiner Mileusnic-Polchan testified. Channon suffered horrific injuries to her vagina, anus and mouth. She was not only raped but savaged with "an object," possibly a broken chair leg, the doctor testified. She was beaten in the head. Some type of chemical was poured down her throat, and her body, including her bleeding and battered genital area, likely scrubbed with the same solution – all while Channon was alive, the forensic expert said. She was then "hog-tied," with curtains and strips of bedding, her face covered tightly with a small trash bag and her body stashed inside five large trash bags before being placed inside a large trash can and covered with sheets. Channon died slowly, suffocating, the medical examiner said.[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders_of_Channon_Christian_and_Christopher_Newsom

Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom

Black feral thugs who tortured, raped and murdered the young couple.

36 posted on 04/17/2012 11:01:17 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: wtc911

Because I don’t.

Black kids aren’t the same as young black male thugs, now are they?

Young black male thugs walking in neighborhoods in which they live is not suspicious, and I don’t care about them.

Young black male thugs walking in neighborhoods in which there are no other or few other blacks, especially if you know them and also know that the young black male thugs ain’t going to their house, is suspicious, and I ain’t afraid to say it.

If a particular group of people behave as criminals for X amount of time, then other groups of people are going to be able to make reasonable projections about the behavior of the first group.

This is called prejudice, and it can save your life.

If the original group wishes to be regarded differently by other groups, then perhaps it should try different behaviors.

I certainly hope this helps sooth your bleeding heart.


37 posted on 04/17/2012 11:24:26 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: patriot08

There was also a black female thug involved. My black neighbor said of these murdering thugs, ‘They ain’t human ... they have to be demon possessed to be so evil.’ Ya know, I agree with him, they were demomincally possessed, and that possession likely flowed from heavy drug use to the point of having no soul left to resist with. For such only sufficient ammo to eliminate the threats will suffice. My neighborhood is racially mixed, but we are predominantly Christians and will look out for each other, even the Muslim family a couple of blocks away.


38 posted on 04/17/2012 11:27:45 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: LeonardFMason

Different work ethic - no time to protest.

Plus, too many illegal aliens.


39 posted on 04/17/2012 11:58:46 AM PDT by donna (3rd largest workforce in the world=UK National Health Service (Chinese Army #1))
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To: patriot08

Ugh. That’s so evil.


40 posted on 04/18/2012 7:32:19 AM PDT by scorpa
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To: A. Patriot

Looks like all of the media have read Alinsky’s book.


41 posted on 04/19/2012 8:58:41 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: patriot08

The dragging death of a black man named Byrd in Texas is always brought up as a example of racist cruelty but why is it that this did not become a national story? The media people surely have heard of it since it is a news story in Tennessee but outside of Tennesee —silence. Our news is very selctive. We have to become wary of any news that is dropped in our laps, we have to look for our own news sources on the internet. TV and newspapers have preselected news.


42 posted on 04/19/2012 9:09:13 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: patriot08

I am sure everyone here heard or read about the “Wichita Massacre” back when it happened. /sarc.

http://www.amren.com/ar/2002/08/index.html#cover

This type of thing seems to be common.


43 posted on 04/20/2012 8:14:49 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: A. Patriot
Excellent article on the Wichita Massacre which was swept under the rug because the perps were black.

Another was the Newsome/Christian murders:

According to the testimony of the Knox County Acting Medical Examiner Dr. Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan at the subsequent trial of Eric Boyd, Newsom was repeatedly sodomized with an object and then blindfolded, gagged, arms and feet bound and his head covered. Barefoot, he was either led or dragged outside the house to a set of nearby railroad tracks. He was shot in the back of the head, the neck, and the back, and his body then set on fire.

Channon's death came after hours of sexual torture, medical examiner Mileusnic-Polchan testified. Channon suffered horrific injuries to her vagina, anus and mouth. She was not only raped but savaged with "an object," possibly a broken chair leg, the doctor testified. She was beaten in the head. Some type of chemical was poured down her throat, and her body, including her bleeding and battered genital area, likely scrubbed with the same solution – all while Channon was alive, the forensic expert said. She was then "hog-tied," with curtains and strips of bedding, her face covered tightly with a small trash bag and her body stashed inside five large trash bags before being placed inside a large trash can and covered with sheets. Channon died slowly, suffocating, the medical examiner said.[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders_of_Channon_Christian_and_Christopher_Newsom

Channon Christian, Christopher Newsome

Feral black thugs who tortured, raped and murdered the young couple

44 posted on 04/20/2012 11:29:04 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Both of these atrocities just make me sick. One reason I go armed most of the time.


45 posted on 04/20/2012 2:40:11 PM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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