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Vote... and be D@mned! (vanity, but dead serious)
self | 10-30-02 | John Rollinson

Posted on 10/30/2002 12:29:05 PM PST by backhoe

When I was a little boy, I recall a whole series of books sitting on my Dad's shelves:

Boat... and be D@mned!
Golf... and be D@mned!
Fish... and be D@mned!

...and I even recall one of the Ten Commandments of Boating:

"Spit ye not, even windward
for such shall return to plague thee..."

These books were a tongue-in-cheek effort to lampoon hobbies of the day, and as a kid I found them quite humorous... but there's nothing funny about the upcoming elections. The course our country takes at the beginning of the new century is going to be set by this event, and we all need to participate.

But whether it's the vote-fraud stories breaking out, the attempt to silence the Right, the deification of Senator Wellstone... whatever "issue" you choose to focus on- it should be apparent the Left is trying to highjack these elections.

We all need to get busy, get energized, get activated, and get out and vote. Voting is the bottom line of a particapatory, representative government. Try to convince your spouse, friends, relatives and co-workers that this is a crucial election, and that they need to go out and vote, and get others to go, too.

There's another thing, too-- data I have seen indicates that voter turnout will be near historical lows...
Don't be fooled by the lamenting of the Jackal Pack Press about how awful this is- they only chatter to hear themselves talk, anyway-- what it really means in practical terms is that everyone who bothers to vote has their vote leveraged-- it counts for more!
If take only one thing away from this essay, remember that. Your vote will mean more.

And just for further inspiration, I'll leave you with some links:

-Activate Yourself! --

-The Vote Fraud Archives--

-Need Vote Fraud articles, stories, and evidence? Here's a source--


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1 posted on 10/30/2002 12:29:06 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
bump
2 posted on 10/30/2002 12:47:53 PM PST by Free the USA
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To: kitkat; arete; Chi-townChief
I had you all in my clipboard on that other post that was so slow I gave up!

I hope you'll take this to heart, and pass it on.

3 posted on 10/30/2002 12:53:40 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
This is driving me nuts, the way everything is so slow. I played a game waiting for this window to open up! But I waited, because I wanted to bump this.
4 posted on 10/30/2002 2:08:21 PM PST by JudyB1938
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To: backhoe
IT'S 6 DAYS 'TIL THE ELECTION

GOOD INTENTIONS DON'T WIN ELECTIONS.

YOU CAN HELP, TODAY. GO TO:

TakeBackCongress.org

A resource for conservatives who want a Republican majority in the Senate

5 posted on 10/30/2002 2:51:27 PM PST by ffrancone
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To: JudyB1938
Judy, thanks for stopping by... I am just checking in, my wife needs a roadie to lug her musical gear to church this evening.

This board's driving me nuts, too...

6 posted on 10/30/2002 2:54:08 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
I'm not taking any chances. I'm buying breakfeast for some of my family members that I know need a push to get out. Then I'm driving them personally to the polls in their respective polling places. And I have my fellow employees fired up to vote, and we get off early enough that if they admit they didn't go vote they will hear about it all day long.



When I think of the men, and their families that have paid the ultimate price for this priviledge only to have a vile bunch of scum void the votes of legitimate citizens and turn our elections into a Banana Republic I want to go to war. If we really knew how much their fraud and election tampering has taken our country into it's present destructive direction we would be at war with them for real.

Please urge your families to "lock n load". Lock the front door, load the car up to capacity with voters, and go vote.
7 posted on 10/30/2002 3:13:33 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: backhoe
I'm not taking any chances. I'm buying breakfeast for some of my family members that I know need a push to get out. Then I'm driving them personally to the polls in their respective polling places. And I have my fellow employees fired up to vote, and we get off early enough that if they admit they didn't go vote they will hear about it all day long.



When I think of the men, and their families that have paid the ultimate price for this priviledge only to have a vile bunch of scum void the votes of legitimate citizens and turn our elections into a Banana Republic I want to go to war. If we really knew how much their fraud and election tampering has taken our country into it's present destructive direction we would be at war with them for real.

Please urge your families to "lock n load". Lock the front door, load the car up to capacity with voters, and go vote.
8 posted on 10/30/2002 3:13:42 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: backhoe
Is that right about record lows in voter turnout expected? Here in Tennessee early voting just ended today (or maybe yesterday) and they're saying that there were more early votes than ever before and they're expecting above normal numbers voting on election day. I can't imagine with the importance of these elections that there were be the normal apathy we've gotten used to.
9 posted on 10/30/2002 3:39:47 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: ffrancone
I've taken the liberty of sending that link all over the web... it will get seen.
10 posted on 10/30/2002 5:35:39 PM PST by backhoe
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To: MissAmericanPie
Amen, and dittoes to all that, but especially:

When I think of the men, and their families that have paid the ultimate price for this priviledge only to have a vile bunch of scum void the votes of legitimate citizens and turn our elections into a Banana Republic I want to go to war. If we really knew how much their fraud and election tampering has taken our country into it's present destructive direction we would be at war with them for real.

I have no doubt that the 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000 elections saw escalating levels of vote fraud, buying of votes, bussing of questionable "voters," and all the other tricks we have seen the left pull... and the wife & dog are bugging me, must go offline!

11 posted on 10/30/2002 5:40:34 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Thanks backhoe. TakeBackCongress.org is definately getting money to senate candidates in the key states. I hope it is generating volunteers, also.
12 posted on 10/30/2002 7:49:30 PM PST by ffrancone
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To: Mr. Mulliner
Is that right about record lows in voter turnout expected?

That's a really interesting question... I kept seeing that tidbit- that turnout was supposed to be at record lows- but after the Wellstone incident, it appears both sides are trying to really get out the vote.

Naturally, that's what the election will really hinge on- the more successful side will win. I've been trying to get people energized, and informed... it will be interesting to see how all this tactical manouvering plays out.

13 posted on 10/31/2002 2:19:27 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
vote-fraud

The Houston FReeper Chapter has 2 election judges and 2 poll watchers among us (I'm one of the poll watchers) I voted this past Tuesday and although I found the new E-Slate system easy to use, I predict mass confusion here in Houston. This will probably be followed by legal challenges by the Left. Vote early folks!

---

Flyer

14 posted on 10/31/2002 2:32:15 AM PST by Flyer
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To: ffrancone
getting money to... candidates-

I'm really glad to hear that- money isn't a cure-all, but without it, people don't get exposed to competing ideas.

I guess this is as good a place as any to plug this:

Click Here
 

15 posted on 10/31/2002 3:32:10 AM PST by backhoe
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To: Flyer
Thanks for stopping by, and I am grateful for people like you standing guard. This election is going to be a zoo...
16 posted on 10/31/2002 3:50:32 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Good vanity, good post.

Get out there and vote people, and take a FRiend with you!
17 posted on 10/31/2002 4:06:44 AM PST by Taxman
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To: Taxman
Appreciate the bump & comments. Let's all get busy and drag the "dumb-decided" to the polls with us...
18 posted on 10/31/2002 4:45:14 AM PST by backhoe
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To: All
Let me tell you a story, admittedly one on my hometown level, that tells me "the natives are restless" out in voter-land... maybe much moreso than all the rubbish you see in the press would indicate.

I just learned via local talk radio that an increase in our city property taxes of 43% has been rescinded- due to massive, angry citizen turnout at last night's city commission meeting.

Even more signifigant than the numbers of people ( witnesses say they were "swamped..." ) who came to protest was the fact that prior meetings rarely had a single citizen show up.

On another local issue, I have heard repeated, angry ( angry? No, furious! ) calls to "axe the head of the local school board..."

This is signifigant because the school board budget drives the county budget- it's the single biggest drain on taxes ( to explain, we live in the city, which is, naturally in the county, and we get double-taxed... both the city & county levy property taxes. Damn them! )-- and we have all the usual school troubles.

The head of the local school board has spent the last few years building new ( many claim un-needed ) schools, calling for ever-more-tax-money, and claiming "he works for the Children, not the school board..." Which, aside from the smarmy "For The Children" nonsense, he literally does work for the board, and us taxpayers. We hire them, with our votes. We pay them with our money. They need to be held accountable.

Anyway loads of irate citizens are calling for his head, in one way or another.

19 posted on 10/31/2002 8:23:30 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
BTTT
20 posted on 10/31/2002 10:05:18 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks for looking, and a Tip 'O the Hatlo Hat to you:


21 posted on 11/01/2002 2:26:25 AM PST by backhoe
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To: All
Bttt^ for going to vote...
22 posted on 11/02/2002 3:23:43 PM PST by backhoe
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To: All
I don't usually "do" editorials or essays, preferring to confine myself to a few acerbic comments, or letting my links and the data they contain speak for me- but tonight I feel compelled to mention a few things.

The following's a Jay-Mo ( just my opinion ) for your consideration.


1- Vote. Please, just do it. No matter what the outcome, at least you will have made your voice heard, and believe me, while your side may not prevail, demographers do study these things, and note trends.
Your vote is important.

2- This election may be the first where the usual spin and fraud has been less effective.
Fox is reaching a signifigant number of housholds, and at least half of America reports getting news from "alternative" sources- like the 'net, and talk radio- I believe this is finally making a difference.

3- Ignore the polls... they may be right, they may be wrong, but only until the final tally is made will we know for certain.

Me, I'm going to put my head down, listen to the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy on radio, and come to the 'net for information... and ignore the mainstream media- press and entertainment divisions.

Good luck; Godspeed, may the Right prevail and the gibbering hoardes of the Left be vanquished... but don't forget to Vote...

23 posted on 11/03/2002 4:18:10 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
thanks backhoe, and thanks for your help. GOP is going to KICK ASS on Tuesday, we will all awake to a GOP Congress- Senate & House. The regular media will be apoplectic. It will be wonderful.

Just get ten neighbors to SHOW UP AND VOTE!!!


24 posted on 11/03/2002 5:33:02 PM PST by RobFromGa
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To: backhoe
bttt
25 posted on 11/03/2002 5:34:40 PM PST by summer
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To: RobFromGa; summer
Thank you both for stopping by... on a personal note, I met Georgia members dansangel and .45man last week, and a gracious and charming couple they are. I suspect that is true of many other members here. And my Taffy-dog-girl has to GO!- I must run!
26 posted on 11/03/2002 5:38:45 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
it will be interesting to see how all this tactical manouvering plays out.

Darned shame that it comes down to this...but what the heck. The Dems are trying to pull a fast-one, and I'm countering by turning as many of my daughter's voting-age friends into staunch Republicans. Gotta grow the next crop! :-)

27 posted on 11/03/2002 5:39:29 PM PST by Aracelis
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To: backhoe; dansangel; .45MAN
I met Georgia members dansangel and .45man last week, and a gracious and charming couple they are.

Well I guess if you say so...

28 posted on 11/03/2002 5:44:38 PM PST by RobFromGa
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To: backhoe
And everybody bring a camera to the polls. Snap a photo of any bus or van you see there and get its license plate number. Won't it be interesting to see how many different places a given vehicle turns up in? Particularly in border areas and same-day states.

If you have lots of free time, follow a bus around for a while to see if it is picking up and dropping off, or just shuffling from polling place to polling place.
29 posted on 11/03/2002 5:59:58 PM PST by calenel
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To: MissAmericanPie
Don't let that breakfast buying get out! It could be considered payment for a vote! SSSSSHHHHH keep it to yourself!
30 posted on 11/03/2002 10:59:01 PM PST by D. Miles
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To: Mr. Mulliner
Early voting ended on Halloween (how fitting) and the voter turnout was said to be half a million across the state.
31 posted on 11/03/2002 11:00:37 PM PST by D. Miles
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To: Piltdown_Woman
Gotta grow the next crop!

Know what? I am actually encouraged from what I have seen of my teenage nieces. I'd describe their politics as "skeptical"- perhaps leaning libertarian, but just dubious about all the wonderful claims of "how much we are going to 'help' you" of either party.

32 posted on 11/04/2002 1:56:52 AM PST by backhoe
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To: calenel
And everybody bring a camera to the polls. Snap a photo of any bus or van you see there and get its license plate number. Won't it be interesting to see how many different places a given vehicle turns up in...

Good advice, and I thank you.

33 posted on 11/04/2002 1:58:30 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Good morning, Backhoe.

Another suggestion. DO NOT ALLOW THE PRESSTITUTES ANY POWER TUESDAY NIGHT.

DO NOT WATCH THE BOUGHT PRESS LACKEYS ON TUESDAY NIGHT. DO NOT WATCH TELEVISION PERIOD. TURN IT OFF. AND IF YOU ARE A PRAYING PERSON, PRAY AND PRAISE AND THANK GOD! BUT DO NOT WATCH THE DEMONRAT REPORTERS.

34 posted on 11/04/2002 2:00:42 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Hello, Freedom!

I absolutely agree... I am going to ignore ( as much as I can, the dam' environment is saturated with propaganda! ) both the press and entertainment divisions of the media.

Two wings of the same bird or prey...

If I must watch TV, I'll tune in Fox, otherwise it will be the 'net, and Boortz, Rush, Hannity, the 2 Mikes- Reagan and Medved- for all my news.

BTW, here's where I hang out when FR is down:

-Free Dominion Guest Room for Freepers--

You might want to pass that link on to others... FD has a similar format ( HTML ) and while small, it's very friendly, and much superior to that ghastly Yahoo! chatroom.

35 posted on 11/04/2002 2:30:17 AM PST by backhoe
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To: RobFromGa; backhoe; dansangel; .45MAN
Well I guess if you say so...

Pfffttttt! o~<);-)

Thank-you, backhoe, for the kind words.

It was an honor and a privilege to meet you. The GA gang is not such a bad bunch after all!

36 posted on 11/04/2002 7:36:44 AM PST by dansangel
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To: backhoe
it should be apparent the Left is trying to highjack these elections.

And if it isn't, may God help us all!

Thank-you for posting this, backhoe. It needs to be shouted from the rooftops.

37 posted on 11/04/2002 7:38:32 AM PST by dansangel
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To: dansangel; FreedomPoster; Apple Pan Dowdy; LBGA; Atlantian; Guillermo; WhiskeyPapa; lodwick; ...
BUMP for a well-written thread. Please use your ping lists and help to spread the word. We have this PRIVILEGE to use tomorrow at the polls...let others know that this election is every bit as important as a presidential election.

Our priest said it after mass yesterday....we are so privileged in this country to have a choice in our leaders. Get out and vote and VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE!
38 posted on 11/04/2002 7:45:53 AM PST by dansangel
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To: dansangel
LOLWLFMF (lol wiping loogey from my face)...

Go Chambliss!


39 posted on 11/04/2002 7:46:57 AM PST by RobFromGa
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To: dansangel
It was good to meet the both of you, too... in case FR has problems, some of us have established a base camp here:

-Free Dominion Guest Room for Freepers--

I'd add more ( read the directions onsite ) but have to run- shopping, visiting my Mom in the Old Folks House of Bondage...

40 posted on 11/04/2002 8:02:58 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
I'd describe their politics as "skeptical"- perhaps leaning libertarian

I agree 100% with you. These young people are ALL Libertarians at heart...but we have discussed at length the profitability of voting for candidates that cannot win...yet.

I imagine the face of American politics will change drastically over the next generation's lifespan. The Democrats are losing the interest and trust of this new generation, as more voting fraud and unfair tactics are exposed. Also, the Clintons are seen for what they truly are - power hungry, amoral individuals who will use anyone or anything in their quest for supremacy. It may very well be that Republicans and Libertarians will be the parties of the future.

41 posted on 11/04/2002 8:04:39 AM PST by Aracelis
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To: backhoe; dansangel; Carry_Okie; NormsRevenge; ElkGroveDan; RonDog; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Shermy; ...
I have phone calls listed out for Tuesday morning to remind lazy conservatives to get out an vote. I will follow up that afternoon and early evening with phone calls and emails. I know the ones who look for any excuse not vote. Yesterday I told two whiners of the third party persuasion who said that they wouldn't vote, that I would hold them responsible for aiding and abetting the Criminal Gray Davis to have 4 more years of criminal activity for their real lack of morality by not voting for Simon. My son is flying down for my birthday, he has voted by absentee ballot, and I will vote on my way to the airport to pick him up. My DIL a new conservative since 9/11 will make phone calls all day to parents of children telling them not to vote for the pro Gay, pro abortion and morality scumbag Davis. Like us, her husband, my son will roll out to the curb, the trash toters with "DUMP DAVIS sticker on the street Monday and leave them on the street until the polls close. My Bronco with Dump Davis stickers will be driven to the Sacramento Airport and back. Then it will be driven around my town when we get back. I will be 64 tomorrow, and I have told friends/relatives in Kali the only present I want is for them to vote for Simon. My relatives in other areas have been asked to vote out the Rats in congress and to maintain Republicans.
42 posted on 11/04/2002 8:31:20 AM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: RobFromGa
LOLWLFMF (lol wiping loogey from my face)...

ROFLMAO! Oops! That deserves a {{{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}}

Go Chambliss!

Now you're talkin'! :-)

43 posted on 11/04/2002 9:10:38 AM PST by dansangel
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To: Grampa Dave
I have phone calls listed out for Tuesday morning to remind lazy conservatives to get out an vote.

You ROCK Grampa Dave! I might've known you'd have something up your sleeve!

As for your special day tomorrow:


44 posted on 11/04/2002 9:15:08 AM PST by dansangel
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To: backhoe
Thank-you for the link. Lord knows I start to get "shakey" when FR goes down for too long! :-)

Hope all is well with your Mom...God Bless!
45 posted on 11/04/2002 9:19:20 AM PST by dansangel
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To: Grampa Dave
Happy birthday GP!

And thanks for the ping!

46 posted on 11/04/2002 9:31:12 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: backhoe; Grampa Dave
I got a nice thrill from one of my younger grandaughters (age 6 , first grade) Sat.

We were driving down PCH and their was an Antiwar demo at the Huntington Beach Pier. One of the demostraters had a good size replica of the flag on a 4x5 foot poster board with writing scribbled over the flag, which she clearly didn't care for. Then she broke out with the Pledge of Allegiance including "in God we Trust".

It gave me shivers and pride!

She attends public school and church, thee is hope in our young ones!

47 posted on 11/04/2002 9:38:45 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
thee is hope in our young ones!

should be : there is hope with our young ones!

48 posted on 11/04/2002 9:40:18 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
We were on vacation when 9/11 happened last year.

By the time we got home from Oregon, there was not an American Flag to be found. We went to a craft fair and bought a couple of Flag Craft type things to put in our windows.

Our grand daughter saw a lot of flags around her neighborhood and her mother was sent a flag from the east coast by one of her family members. That flag has flown everyday since our DIL got the flag. Our grand daughter will even salute the flag sometimes. Her Papa taught her how to do that.

She kept asking where our flag was on visits. Finally I was able this spring to buy and an American made American Flag and mount the bracket to fly it everyday. They came up for a weekend. Later that evening I had taken our flag inside for the night. She got up early the next morning and looked out our kitchen window. She was upset that someone might have taken our flag.

So she and I got our flag and put it up.

When we got inside, she said "Shame on you Papa!"

We asked her what she meant, and she said, "Papa didn't put his flag out this morning!"

So hopefully our grand children and children will do a better job with the flag than some of us have. Her twenty month old brother is starting to pay attention to their flag and others in their neighborhood!
49 posted on 11/04/2002 9:51:56 AM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: backhoe; dansangel
Excellent post!

Thanks for the ping, dansy. : )

50 posted on 11/04/2002 9:59:26 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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