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Bush Extends Greetings To All Celebrating Kwanzaa
US Dept of State ^ | December 19, 2005 | George W. Bush

Posted on 12/28/2005 11:40:33 AM PST by presidio9

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1 posted on 12/28/2005 11:40:34 AM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

What a waste of time.


2 posted on 12/28/2005 11:41:15 AM PST by bmwcyle (Evolution is a myth -- Libertarians just won't evolve into Conservatives.)
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To: presidio9

who was Nguzo Saba?


3 posted on 12/28/2005 11:41:15 AM PST by soccer_maniac (Do some good while browsing FR --> Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120))
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To: presidio9

Happy Holidays.

That is the only greeting that needs to be said for this.


4 posted on 12/28/2005 11:42:09 AM PST by weegee (Christmas - the holiday that dare not speak its name.)
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To: presidio9
Bush Extends Greetings To All Celebrating Kwanzaa


All 9 of them?
5 posted on 12/28/2005 11:42:49 AM PST by HHKrepublican_2 (OP Spread the Truth....http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1535158/posts)
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To: presidio9
"I send greetings waaaaaaaaaassssuuuuuuuuuuuupp! to those observing Kwanzaa."
6 posted on 12/28/2005 11:43:08 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: presidio9
Here's an old FR thread that includes a column by Coulter. At the bottom of the thread are a variety of links to writers explaining the meaning of Kwanzaa, if anyone is interested...
7 posted on 12/28/2005 11:43:26 AM PST by andyk (Fear my strategery of misunderestimation.)
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To: presidio9
Give us a break already.

Has he invited a throng of Kwanzaa celebrants to the White House for a little jawboning?

8 posted on 12/28/2005 11:43:30 AM PST by FerdieMurphy (For English press one. (Farewell Tookie. Is hell really hot?))
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To: presidio9

How can he do it with a straight face?


9 posted on 12/28/2005 11:43:33 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: weegee

10 posted on 12/28/2005 11:43:55 AM PST by presidio9 (Islam Is As Islam Does)
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To: All
Ann Coulter says: "Coincidentally, the seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army".
11 posted on 12/28/2005 11:45:10 AM PST by andyk (Fear my strategery of misunderestimation.)
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To: soccer_maniac

It's not a who...it's an it:

NGUZO SABA
(The Seven Principles)

Umoja (Unity)
To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.
Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
Nia (Purpose)
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
Kuumba (Creativity)
To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
Imani (Faith)
To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.


12 posted on 12/28/2005 11:45:18 AM PST by Recovering Hermit
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To: presidio9
I posted this official Presidential proclamation on 26 December. Some overzealous admin mod deleted the thread with the comment "No Thanks". I wonder how this thread will fare given the heavy handed PC enforcement seen on that previous thread.

I also posted this graphic in the comment section:


13 posted on 12/28/2005 11:45:40 AM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: presidio9

Anyone get one of these for Kwaanza?

14 posted on 12/28/2005 11:46:18 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Is your problem ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.)
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To: presidio9

December 2002

T-Lo's Kwanzaa Message to the Nation

Waaaaaaaah Zuuuuuuuup? Props to all the homeys and bizzos back at Ole Miss, and a shout out to my D.C. posse.

Seriously, I would like to wish a Meaningful Kwanzaa to my people and join you in introspective confrontation of self and society from December 26th to January 1st in order to begin to receive and reconstruct our history and our lives, rebuilding a more positive image.

Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba, Imani. Now, with that out of the way...

I mo take this op to lay my swerve on that riff I did at Double-Zero's candle jam. Yo peeps, I was just trippin, doing a buck fifty and just busted a shiz-nits. On the furilla, my niggilla. We was just kickin' it. But, no diggety, my rap was totally wack, nomsayin?

Now let's all slap skin and get down to the hardcore. Don't forget who got the phat pockets, and I'm fixin' to stack you bruthuhs up some serious scrilla scratch. You heard? And all those Senate bee-yotches tryin' to Swazey my ass, ya need to just slow ya roll else we gone knuckle up and I mo bust a cap in yo doggy bone.

Crack another 40 and smoke some kill,    


15 posted on 12/28/2005 11:46:53 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: soccer_maniac

Some guy who was invited to dinner by a lion.


16 posted on 12/28/2005 11:47:51 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: presidio9

Looks like a Menorah gone bad.


17 posted on 12/28/2005 11:48:32 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Recovering Hermit

"I send greetings to those observing Kwanzaa."

Kawanza was invented in 1966 by Ron Karenga (a nice chap who used to beat his girlfriends with electric cords and burn their faces and mouths with hot irons).

Nobody in Africa has ever celebrated "Kwanzaa" (which uses North American Indian corn--maize--as part of its celebration).

It's a lot of fictional babble invented with the intention of making a non-white Christmas.

Why anybody would pander to the worst hate-mongers of the 1960s by continuing this nonsense is beyond me.


18 posted on 12/28/2005 11:48:37 AM PST by CondorFlight
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To: presidio9

From the Smith & Wesson Forum:

Seven Principles of Gunzaa

Unity
To strive for and maintain unity in the gun owners and supporters.

Self-Determination
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves and not let anti-gunners label us.

Collective Work and Responsibility
To build and maintain our gun community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together through responsible gun ownership.

Cooperative Economics
To support businesses that support our rights as gun owners and lawful concealed carriers.

Purpose
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our gun ownership community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness and cast away any stigma thrust upon us by the antis.

Creativity
To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more protected and peaceful than we inherited it.

Faith
To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle to maintain the Second Amendment.


19 posted on 12/28/2005 11:49:12 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: presidio9

Well that's just great Dubya, this and the 15 billion to Africa. Instead of 8% of the black vote, maybe that'll get the Republicans as much as a whopping 10% in 2006. Whoops, nevermind, you lost all of that 2% increase because Farrahkan convinced everyone that you set the exploding charges the blew open the New Orleans dikes.


20 posted on 12/28/2005 11:49:18 AM PST by GunnyHartman (Allah is allah outta virgins.)
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To: CondorFlight

"Why anybody would pander to the worst hate-mongers of the 1960s by continuing this nonsense is beyond me."

Cerebral deficit.


21 posted on 12/28/2005 11:49:36 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: presidio9

Merry Kwanzaa Freepers!


22 posted on 12/28/2005 11:50:20 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: presidio9

Barf alert needed here!


23 posted on 12/28/2005 11:50:22 AM PST by gogogodzilla (Raaargh! Raaargh! Crush, Stomp!)
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To: presidio9

Next year will the President display the National Festivus Pole? Will feel left out if he didn't.


24 posted on 12/28/2005 11:51:11 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: GunnyHartman

".Farrahkan convinced everyone that you set the exploding charges the blew open the New Orleans dikes."

I thought they were in San Francisco. Nevermind.


25 posted on 12/28/2005 11:51:38 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: presidio9

check out this link--article by Tony Snow http://www.jewishworldreview.com/tony/snow123199.asp


26 posted on 12/28/2005 11:51:46 AM PST by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: presidio9; Recovering Hermit
It is interesting to note that all 7 principles are flat out bedrock communist, even what they call "faith".
27 posted on 12/28/2005 11:52:00 AM PST by Navy Patriot
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To: Spiff

So any *Yahoo* can make up a National Holiday that the government will observe?

Maybe Howard Stern will come up with Happy Sirrus Day and all will celebrate!

How goofball....


28 posted on 12/28/2005 11:52:11 AM PST by laney (Merry Christmas Freepers!)
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To: gogogodzilla

As you wish.

29 posted on 12/28/2005 11:52:17 AM PST by BureaucratusMaximus (The 2005 Chicago White Sox---World Series Champs---WOO! HOO!)
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To: presidio9

Now I'm confused. Is Kwanzaa the holiday where Tookie Williams comes down the chimney and leaves gifts of corn and Marxism for all the little girls and boys?


30 posted on 12/28/2005 11:52:44 AM PST by Alberta's Child (Said the night wind to the little lamb . . . "Do you see what I see?")
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To: laney
So any *Yahoo* can make up a National Holiday that the government will observe?
The government didn't "observe" the holiday.
31 posted on 12/28/2005 11:53:33 AM PST by Clara Lou (A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. --I. Kristol)
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To: ZULU

Absolutely!


32 posted on 12/28/2005 11:54:28 AM PST by isrul
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To: FerdieMurphy

"Has he invited a throng of Kwanzaa celebrants to the White House for a little jawboning?"

Um, there is no throng of Kwanzaa celebrants.


33 posted on 12/28/2005 11:55:21 AM PST by keats5
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To: presidio9

he must have missed that 99' report by Tony Snow


34 posted on 12/28/2005 11:56:17 AM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: CondorFlight
(a nice chap who used to beat his girlfriends with electric cords and burn their faces and mouths with hot irons).

You left out the toe-crushing, poisoning, and the old "toaster over the head".

But hey, the guy wrote a book or two, so he deserves a break...just like the tookster.

35 posted on 12/28/2005 11:56:56 AM PST by Recovering Hermit
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To: Clara Lou

IMO Oberving IS by wishing everyone *Happy Kawanza Day* why even mention it?


36 posted on 12/28/2005 11:57:08 AM PST by laney (Merry Christmas Freepers!)
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To: presidio9
people around the world reflect on African heritage during Kwanzaa Really? Where?

I googled Kwanza and Jamaica and only 1 article appeared from a local paper about the "American" holiday.

One of the first article found about the US celebration was about a Kwanza celebration being canceled due to lack of participation:

http://www.pjstar.com/stories/122805/TRI_B8HJVT5S.032.shtml

I did find 1 celebration story about the US Virgin Islands. Does that make it "around the world"?

Undeterred I kept looking, surely there would be Kwanza in Africa and I was right! I found Kwanza in Angola!!! But it wasn't a holiday, it was a province... Kwanza-Sul province.

My question for Bush: Why not say Happy Holiday like you did on my Christmas card

37 posted on 12/28/2005 11:58:45 AM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: presidio9
Every now and then President Bush does something that is just inane. This is one of those times.

Linking this tomfoolery out of the State Department was appropriate
38 posted on 12/28/2005 11:58:47 AM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Alberta's Child

Yeah.

Tookie rises from the crypt!


39 posted on 12/28/2005 12:00:08 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: mlc9852
How can he do it with a straight face?

The same way he claims that 'Islam is a religion of Peace', that's how.

40 posted on 12/28/2005 12:00:58 PM PST by SolutionsOnly
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To: laney

Unfortunately, your opinion doesn't make it so.

I suppose that he mentioned it because, in no particular order, a) it is a holiday that some Americans observe, and b) by mentioning it he deprives others of the opportunity to call him/Republicans racist. I would think conservatives would have a whole lot more to do than join DU in bashing the President.

Does anyone know: Did Ronald Reagan send out Kwanzaa greetings?


41 posted on 12/28/2005 12:01:44 PM PST by Clara Lou (A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. --I. Kristol)
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To: Clara Lou

I just want to know why we don't get a day off for it? I'll celebrate any holiday when it gets me out of work!


42 posted on 12/28/2005 12:03:12 PM PST by mlc9852
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To: presidio9
Kwanzaa, which will begin December 26, represents an African-American and pan-African holiday celebrating family, community and culture communism and glorifying a fake "Dr" who is a criminal who tortures his victims.

Bush is an imbecile for attaching his name to this excrement that some political hack wrote for him and convinced him to agree with.

43 posted on 12/28/2005 12:05:02 PM PST by Protagoras (If jumping to conclusions was an Olympic event, FR would be the training facility.)
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To: presidio9
'Twas the night before Kwanzaa
And all through the 'hood,
Maulana Karenga was up to no good.

He'd tortured a woman and spent time in jail.
He needed a new scam that just wouldn't fail.
("So what if I stuck some chick's toe in a vice?
Nobody said revolution was nice!")

The Sixties were over. Now what would he do?
Why, he went back to school -- so that's "Dr." to you!
He once ordered shootouts at UCLA
Now he teaches Black Studies just miles away.

Then to top it all off, the good Doctor's new plan
Was to get rid of Christmas and piss off The Man.

Karenga invented a fake holiday.
He called the thing Kwanza. "Hey, what's that you say?

"You don't get what's 'black' about Maoist baloney?
You say that my festival's totally phony?

"Who cares if corn isn't an African crop?
Who cares if our harvest's a month or two off?
Who cares if Swahili's not our mother tongue?
A lie for The Cause never hurt anyone!

"Umoja! Ujima! Kujichagulia, too!
Collectivist crap never sounded so cool!
Those guilty white liberals -- easy to fool.
Your kids will now celebrate Kwanzaa in school!"

And we heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight:
"Happy Kwanzaa to all, except if you're white!"

44 posted on 12/28/2005 12:06:02 PM PST by jpl
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To: Clara Lou

No one is bashing..
We dis-agree...Kawanza is not a holiday it is something made up. The Holiday is Christmas and Hannukkah celebrated by all creeds and races.

Kawanza has no place except in someone's mind.


45 posted on 12/28/2005 12:06:52 PM PST by laney (Merry Christmas Freepers!)
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To: Spiff

I copy your link to the graphic with your permission.


46 posted on 12/28/2005 12:08:23 PM PST by Protagoras (If jumping to conclusions was an Olympic event, FR would be the training facility.)
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To: presidio9

No Virginia, there is not a Kwanzaa Claus.

Seriously... I'm sure the 3 people that actually buy this kwanzaa line really appreciate the President's heartfelt wishes.

BTW... no kwanzaa greetings from Jesse, Al and Calypso Louie? Whazzup wit dat?


47 posted on 12/28/2005 12:08:39 PM PST by rock_lobsta
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To: presidio9



Those who celebrate the holiday will often explain that it’s not just for African-Americans. They’re not telling the whole story; in fact, it’s doubtful that everyone who celebrates Kwanzaa really knows its origins.

Most stories about Ronald McKinley Everett refer to him as Dr. Maulana Karenga, and rarely examine his past. But in recent years, much of the Everett/Karenga story has been told in a few print exposes, and in op-ed columns.

Forget the notion that Kwanzaa is a holiday for all people. Dr. Karenga states that he created it at the height of the black liberation movement as part of a “re-Africanization Process - “a going back to black.”

Dr. Karenga, still just “Ron Everett” at the time, was heavily involved in the black power movement. He started an organization called US - “United Slaves” – as a violent rival to the Black Panthers. Everett and his organization became dupes of the FBI which wanted to use radical groups such as the United Slaves to split and discredit the Left.

He dropped the “Everett” name and adopted the Swahili one, which means “master teacher,” shaved his head, and began wearing traditional African clothing. US members, similarly attired, and often encouraged by the FBI, clashed with the Panthers over which group would control the new Afro-American Studies Center at UCLA.

There were incidents involving beatings and shootings, including one in 1969 in which two US members shot and killed two Black Panthers.

Dr. Karenga had other run-ins with the law, including charges that he abused women. In 1971, he was convicted of assaulting female members of US and he served time in prison.

A Los Angeles Times snippet describes the torture of the women as involving a hot soldering iron placed in the mouth of one, while the other’s toe was mashed in a vise.

For his part, Dr. Karenga insists that he is the victim in all this; he was quoted in the Dallas News: “All the negative charges are in fact disinformation and frame-ups by the FBI and local and national police.”

Members of the multicultural community either believe his denials, or they don’t care. But they have to face the fact that they are accepting the teachings of a man whose organization –and who personally – committed heinous crimes against members of his own race.

So what happened to Dr. Maulana Karenga after he served his time in prison? Some nine years after Kwanzaa was invented, he decided to moderate his views and become a Marxist. In 1979, he was hired to run the Black Studies Department at Cal State Long Beach, in all likelihood, the first ex-con to do so.

His biography, appearing on a web site called “Profiles in Black,” says that he is also chair of “the President’s [Clinton] Task Force on Multicultural Education and Campus Diversity” at Cal State Long Beach, and director of the “Kawaida Institute of Pan-African Studies.”

It also lists him as chairman of “Operation Us” (sound familiar?) which the site says means “black people” – so named to stress the communitarian focus of his philosophy, Kawaida, which is an on-going synthesis of the best of African thought and practice.

The extensive bio made it apparent that Dr. Karenga is enamored with all things African – though it never once mentions anything about United Slaves, or shootings, or the torture of women, or prison time.

The militant past of the creator is now ignored in favor of the co-called seven principles of Nguza Saba – principles such as unity, family and self-determination that could have come from Bill Bennett’s Book of Virtues – although Bennett would not likely approve of the collectivist tone of the principles.

Dr. Karenga does his part to promote the holiday and blur his personal history. In December, he goes on an annual “Kwanzaa circuit” of speeches and appearances. And he writes. Among his writings are many articles and ten books, mostly concerning Black Studies, and his commentaries on ancient Egyptian texts.

And, remember that little article in the World Book Encyclopedia that legitimized Dr. Karenga as a “black cultural leader?” You guessed it – he wrote the article himself.

Toward the end of his presidency, Bill Clinton issued a formal proclamation in support of Kwanzaa.


48 posted on 12/28/2005 12:08:53 PM PST by Beth528
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To: presidio9

In all seriousness, how many people actually observe Kwanzaa in the US? I'd wager that more people voted for Dennis Kucinich for President, yet it gets the same treatment as Christmas and Hannukah.


49 posted on 12/28/2005 12:09:13 PM PST by agsloss
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To: CondorFlight
Why anybody would pander to the worst hate-mongers of the 1960s by continuing this nonsense is beyond me.

Politicians will do anything for votes. Votes = power. Power is the objective. Nothing else matters to these people.

50 posted on 12/28/2005 12:10:32 PM PST by Protagoras (If jumping to conclusions was an Olympic event, FR would be the training facility.)
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