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Chicken Nuggets Teacher in North Carolina Breaks Down in Tears and Resigns
http://www.nccivitas.org/2012/chicken-nuggets-teacher-breaks-down-in-tears-under-questioning-before-resignation/ ^ | March 22, 2012 | Matt Willoughby

Posted on 03/24/2012 2:28:24 AM PDT by Catsrus

(RAEFORD) – The pre-K teacher involved in the “chicken nuggets” incident in Hoke County changed her version of what happened after undergoing three separate interrogations. Margaret Maynor was brought to tears in the third session. She submitted her resignation soon after.

In a highly unusual move, the Hoke County School System released documents from the teacher’s personnel file purportedly showing why the pre-K instructor resigned.

Previous articles reported some students with homemade lunches were given trays of school food because their bag lunches didn’t meet federal nutrition standards. One girl didn’t touch her homemade lunch and just ate three school chicken nuggets.

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To: DH

“Pre-K huh? I didn’t realize that cradle to grave indoctrination was fully in force in our country. I thought it would be fully implemented after the election of 2012.”

Here in my area we had a lot of public school districts expand to full day pre-K just in time for the towns and state to run out of money. Some closed their programs, while others now charge parents separately for it; for a brief moment in time the teachers’ unions had swelled their ranks, then reality set in.

I couldn’t imagine what children are like after being raised from 3 to 18 by unionized state representatives (between the before- and after-care programs and such); very creepy...


51 posted on 03/24/2012 5:31:07 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Catsrus
This comment by a "Steve Rutledge" below the story is very interesting:

Look lets be honest, we all screwed up by voting Obama in office. We wanted so badly to right the wrongs of yesterday, however it has been clear for some time that we have all been taken advantage of. So what do we do about it? FIRST OF ALL WE DON’T VOTE DEMOCRAT IN NOVEMBER. Second, for my own sake it feels better to be honest and admit I was wrong. Try it, it is the only way to break that sense that you have been part of the lie. Third, I’m encouraging friends to actually vote conservative to teach a lesson to those that used our good intentions to take away our freedoms.

52 posted on 03/24/2012 5:32:31 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Sooth2222

She’s probably eating the kids lunches & giving them the nuggets & pink slime!


53 posted on 03/24/2012 5:32:52 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: mylife; McGruff

Is her middle name Rosie?

When it comes to loving she steals the show!!


54 posted on 03/24/2012 5:38:17 AM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: sueuprising

Here in NJ children don’t have to attend school until 1st grade; in your case I could see them expecting attendance because another child could have used that seat for a full year. They probably should have been clear about that when you first enrolled her; you may have opted not to at that point. In your case I would have just removed her entirely.

I had an administrator ask me about one of my children when we enrolled him for kindergarten; she asked if he had been to a dentist, and I asked her if that was a requirement (I know some innoculations are). She evaded the question, and I told her I knew it wasn;t a requirement and we would raise our own children.

I think in NJ there is additional pressure on public schools to involve themselves in social work bullsh!t because people want to know why employees earn $80K+ for 180 days of part-time work, so they pretend they do more than they really do (image is everything).


55 posted on 03/24/2012 5:39:58 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Catsrus
In the days of my misspent youth this expression was heard many times:

The younger the kids, the better the teachers.

If this is still true, heaven help us in this day and time.

56 posted on 03/24/2012 5:42:54 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Tax-chick

——when they’re 12 or so, they might LoL at this immense woman lecturing them about proper nutrition ... and then they might question Michelle Obama’s moral authority, and then where would we be?-—

LOL Reminds me of Mart Groenig’s “School is Hell.”

“Have to keep you little monsters off the streets for the next 12 years, now open your books to page one, and let’s begin.”


57 posted on 03/24/2012 5:43:31 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: dennisw

She’s just another commie teacher mis-educating our youth.
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And Bill Ayers can be thanked for that. He was the long term president of the Education professors association and their avowed purpose was to foster a marxist mind set among as many public school teachers as possible and they in turn, on orders, to foster that same marxist mind set in children. Isn’t that ever so special?

No one past the local citizens should have any say concerning the school, who they hire to teach, what is taught, school hours or when they attend. If the local people want three two month vacations during the year that is their prerogative.


58 posted on 03/24/2012 5:45:40 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: BigCinBigD

Greenpeace had a boat trying to prevent her being caught.

OTOH she was just following orders and is now the sacrificial cow.(no pun intended, aw what the heck, yes)


59 posted on 03/24/2012 5:48:26 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Catsrus; wintertime

Reason #492 to homeschool.


60 posted on 03/24/2012 5:50:09 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Gene Eric

If this doesn’t prove America has gone crazy, nothing will. A teacher does a dumb thing, a kid goes without her breakfast and the teacher is then interrogated by moronic bureaucrats as if she were a member of the Khymer Rouge. Never mind that the teacher herself is probably a moronic bureaucrat.

The lack of common sense in our country is striking.


61 posted on 03/24/2012 5:52:05 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: TomGuy

Kids have weird appetites. My 18 year old nephew hasn’t eaten since he was weaned. He looks and acts as healthy as an ox.


62 posted on 03/24/2012 5:55:17 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Catsrus

Something tells me that lard-butt was eating the children’s lunches.


63 posted on 03/24/2012 6:00:03 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: Sooth2222
The funny thing, though, is that if you're in a hospital cafeteria and want to make sure you get a really good serving, you need to have the heavy black woman server dish things up for you. I found this to be almost invariable over the course of many meals during graduate school. If there's a skinny line worker, stay away from her. You'll get a tiny portion.
64 posted on 03/24/2012 6:14:46 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Catsrus
*SNIFF* I was...*SNIFF* just following... *SNIFF* orders! *SNIFF* It's for the children!!! *SNIFF*
65 posted on 03/24/2012 6:15:16 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Catsrus
The whole episode is just nuts.

I don't feel sorry for the teacher, but the "interview" sounds remarkably like an interrogation session. I do believe she's been railroaded and scapegoated because I think her actions would have been perfectly fine with the school administration except for the adverse publicity they brought down on the school.

I didn't see anything wrong with the lunch the child brought from home; it sounded as nutritious as the school lunch (I don't exactly think of chicken nuggets when I think of healthy food). If she'd had potato chips, a doughnut and a soda maybe they would have had a point about the nutrition; even then, a call to the mom would have been the way to address the concern (and I would have allowed the kid to eat her lunch then offered her the school lunch).

Kids can be weird about food. Some go through "food fads" where they only want one or two things for a while, then a week or a month later they won't touch that but want something else. Some won't eat particular things, some don't want their food touching or mixed. Others will eat practically anything. I have a nephew who won't eat meat. Even as a baby he would not eat baby food meat, pureed meat, ground meat, any kind of meat. Put it in something and he gags and spits it out. He's the only kid I've ever known who won't eat a hamburger, hot dog, or pepperoni pizza. No fish or chicken, either. He drinks plenty of milk, eats peanut butter and cheese. Odd, but he is healthy.

66 posted on 03/24/2012 6:44:06 AM PDT by susannah59
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To: Gene Eric

and, lying , i.e., ‘changed her version’ of events about what happened.


67 posted on 03/24/2012 6:48:43 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: fatnotlazy

You’ve nailed it.

What happens to this drone isn’t the issue at all. She’s a scapegoat.

We should be pulling back laws to fix the govt over-reach, not adding new laws to give citizens bits of freedom that have been usurped.


68 posted on 03/24/2012 7:20:05 AM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: fatnotlazy

That line stood out to me as well. If I want my kid to eat PBJ sandwiches with chips and chocolate for dessert, than so be it. Just another reason to homeschool your kids.


69 posted on 03/24/2012 7:25:07 AM PDT by peggybac
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To: Sooth2222

Look at the picture and suddenly it’s clear why she took away the kid’s lunch and gave her the chicken nuggets.


70 posted on 03/24/2012 7:25:40 AM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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To: Iron Munro

Guilty...wait...what?


71 posted on 03/24/2012 7:26:33 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: sueuprising
She kept insisting on coming in, and I kept refusing. I then called the school and spoke to the principal who continued to insist that she had the right to investigate student absences. I was shocked beyond words and felt violated. It was then that I realized how much we give up of our own freedom when we start our children too early in the government schools.

So...how did it end?

72 posted on 03/24/2012 7:31:28 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Catsrus

Educational choice in America in 2012: Home school vs Indoctrination centers


73 posted on 03/24/2012 7:49:56 AM PDT by GBA (America has been infected. Be the cure!)
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To: DH

You bring up an whole other issue altogether.

How many young girls growing up today, see a major life goal as getting married and raising a family?

How many young girls growing up today see raising a family as more important than their job or career in their future? And how many would make the sacrificies, including perhaps not working outside the home, to make their family the main priority in their lives?

The way the culture has shifted, we may never see those days return.

On the other hand, I’ve heard some disturbing talk of some young girls today, growing up, and hoping to get on public assistance, and who don’t think about getting married. They think if they have a baby, they are taken care of, and it won’t even matter if the dad is in the picture.


74 posted on 03/24/2012 8:36:26 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


75 posted on 03/24/2012 8:48:45 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Grizzled Bear

“So...how did it end?”
Well, you know the old saying about how you cannot fight City Hall? I recall insisting on my rights as a parent to keep my four year old home if I wanted to. But that is not the case. The prinicpal reiterated with mechanized precision that it is the policy of the district and NYS to investigate any circumstance concerning absenteeism. Now I can understand if the child is older, but a four year old? I had to comply with their policy thereafter since I continued to send her to school. I wanted to homeschool my daughter, but unfortunately I had to work full time and was unable. Years later, when my daughter was in high school, I was once again appalled at the “Day of Silence” that occurred at the school. This was a day devoted to silence by homosexuals and those sympathetic to their lifestyle. It included teachers! I felt that by remaining silent throughout the class time, the teacher was directly trying to influence my child in a direction that was distinctly oppositional to the Christian belief system in which she was being raised. I called the school, and boy did I get the run around. Everyone, oh so politely, kept pawing me off on another bureaucrat. I got literally nowhere, but in the process I learned how incredibly immoral and insidious public education can actually be.


76 posted on 03/24/2012 9:35:02 AM PDT by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: DH
I didn’t realize that cradle to grave indoctrination was fully in force in our country.

It's really free day care. Mom's don't look after ther young children any more.

77 posted on 03/24/2012 10:08:05 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: W. W. SMITH
And Bill Ayers can be thanked for that.
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We should thank socialism for that and our nation's earliest progressives.

Bill Ayers was a self-confessed terrorist. He could not have reached his station of influence without the massive mentoring help provided by sympathetic progressive education professors of my father's generation ( born 1913.)

Compulsory, single-payer, and socialist-entitlement, government K-12 education has **always** been in the control of progressives. It was a progressive idea from its very beginnings in the in 1840’s to early 1900s. Progressives have always controlled teacher training and curriculum development.

I find it difficult to read the comments to these education threads. It is discouraging to me how few conservatives realize that government schooling must be abolished. It is appalling to me that so few conservatives see the urgency of getting our nation's children out of these pits of socialist-Marxist indoctrination. Government schooling can not be reformed because it is built upon a foundation of Marxist collectivism.

Personally,....I have recently made a decision. Government schooling is soooo evil in its consequences for the child, and such a threat to nation's freedom, that I will no longer have a government teacher for a friend. They are either too evil, too stupid, or too much of a Useful Idiot to be a friend. ( I wouldn't have an abortion worker for a friend either.)

78 posted on 03/24/2012 10:09:34 AM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: dennisw
She’s just another commie teacher mis-educating our youth.
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She is likely a mindless and hopelessly indoctrinated Useful Idiot of very modest intelligence and creativity.

Who **loves** her students, of course! /s

Please remember, that on average, education majors have the lowest SAT scores on campus. SAT scores and intelligence are directly correlated. So?....If someone claims that their wife, sister-in-law, or whatever, is a great teacher and very intelligent, that means that somewhere out in education-land is a very **stupid** teacher who is averaging out those who do have high SAT scores.

79 posted on 03/24/2012 10:17:16 AM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: Iron Munro
She's an out of control leftist thug. She should have been fired and charged with willful child abuse.

Exactly. And sued personally and stripped of her teaching license.

I don't believe any population in the country is as wildly out of control and abusive as public school teachers. They are utterly protected, and told to enforce utterly degrading and psychologically destructive agendas, which they do with relish, glee, abandon and sadism. They are horrifying.

80 posted on 03/24/2012 10:18:04 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Oberon
Reason #492 to homeschool.

LOL

81 posted on 03/24/2012 10:25:04 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: castlegreyskull
I always got the idea they never intended for the rules and regulations to be followed, but rathered to be broken. They cannot control a populance that is following rules. So they make rules that are by design, made to be broken.

From Ayn Rand's, Atlas Shrugged:

Did you really think we want those laws observed? said Dr. Ferris. We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with. (

82 posted on 03/24/2012 10:26:39 AM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: fatnotlazy
The last paragraph is disturbing. The state legislature has to pass legislation allowing the parents more freedom to decide what their children eat at lunch? This country is screwed up.

When it comes to government collectivist K-12 schooling conservatives are appallingly asleep as to the serious and urgent danger it poses to our freedom. It can not be reformed. It must be abolished because its rotten foundation is collectivism.

Personally, I consider government collectivist schooling to be soooo evil for the child and such a threat to our nation's freedom, that I will no longer have a government teacher for a friend. I am done with them!

83 posted on 03/24/2012 10:30:51 AM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: 6SJ7

I was thinking of that very same passage from the same work - Orwell’s 1984.

We’ve come to that at last.


84 posted on 03/24/2012 10:32:50 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Iron Munro

Yep, looks like a Nuggaholic.

For shame, trying to addict another generation of females.

I hope she’s in rehab.


85 posted on 03/24/2012 10:44:13 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Talisker
I don't believe any population in the country is as wildly out of control and abusive as public school teachers. They are utterly protected, and told to enforce utterly degrading and psychologically destructive agendas, which they do with relish, glee, abandon and sadism. They are horrifying.

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And,...Those who believe they can possibly hope to influence a government education system built upon a foundation of socialist-entitlement collectivism is a Useful Idiot.

It is for your well stated reasons above that I have recently made a personal decision. I will no longer have a government teacher for a friend. I am done with them. They are either too evil, too stupid, or too much of a Useful Idiot to be a friend.

( See my tag line. I wouldn't have an abortion worker for a friend either.)

86 posted on 03/24/2012 10:47:05 AM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: Catsrus

metmom


87 posted on 03/24/2012 2:12:30 PM PDT by tutstar (MWant pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: wintertime

I used to think home schooling was ridiculous. Not anymore.

It’s sad. Growing up I had quite a few teachers who were dedicated to teaching. If you needed tutoring, most teachers would work with you relentlessly until you learned the subject. Today,,,forget it.

I blame the unions, but I also blame government, school administrators and indifferent parents. A friend of mine is married to a teacher. At the last open house, most of the parents didn’t bother to show up. And any teacher who sincerely wants to teach is hamstrung by union rules and administrative micromanagement. My friend’s husband wanted to tutor one of his students after school. He was told by administrators and his union rep he wasn’t allowed. Some silly reason about liability to the school should the kid claim the teacher molested him, plus the union contract forbade working more than the 6 hours or whatever per day. Just amazing.

And we wonder why such a large percentage drop out and those who do graduate can’t read, write, do simple math or fill out a job application. But that may be part of the plan for when Obama becomes president for life. Can’t effectively run a dictatorship if the masses are educated.


88 posted on 03/24/2012 2:26:45 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy
I blame the unions, but I also blame government, school administrators and indifferent parents.

No,...The fundamental problem is that government is a socialist-entitlement. It is built upon a foundation of compulsory collectivism. Nothing good can ever come from such a system.

While socialist-entitlement programs may start out not being so bad ( due to the values and professionalism of the workers) they eventually deteriorate. We will see the same thing with Obamacare. At first Obamacare won't be that bad ( due to the professionalism of those trained under the old value system) but in a generation or two, that is when the true horror of Obamacare will show forth.

Growing up I had quite a few teachers who were dedicated to teaching. If you needed tutoring, most teachers would work with you relentlessly until you learned the subject. Today,,,forget it.

I did too. These were teachers of my father's generation ( born 1913) when few Americans attended more than 8 years of school and most were schooled in one room school houses. Traditional rural and pioneer values were still strong, that is why these socialist-entitlement schools didn't seem so bad. But...It was inevitable. Socialist-entitlement programs ( such as government K-12 schooling), built on a foundation of collectivism, are bound to fail. Socialism is to blame, not the parents, the teachers, the students, the neighborhood, the media, the funding, not the legislators, or anything else. **Socialist collectivism ** always fails!

At the last open house, most of the parents didn’t bother to show up.

I have **never** been to a parent-teacher open house that wasn't a complete, total, and absolutely utter WASTE of my life and the teacher's! Maybe most parents eventually figure that out and give it up! Even when I have scheduled special time with the teacher and principal to discuss a specific problem, the teachers and principals do what they want. They absolutely do NOT want parent input.

But that may be part of the plan for when Obama becomes president for life. Can’t effectively run a dictatorship if the masses are educated.

BINGO!!! Spot on RIGHT!

89 posted on 03/24/2012 3:14:45 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: rbg81

bttt


90 posted on 03/24/2012 3:17:38 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Catsrus

“Margaret Maynor was brought to tears in the third session.”

Typical nanny stater. She is nothing but the bully that got punched back and now she runs away.


91 posted on 03/26/2012 6:49:29 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Iron Munro

Guilty beyond a reasonable doubt!


92 posted on 03/26/2012 6:50:26 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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