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A Unified Convention Torn Apart?
Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/28/2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 08/28/2012 1:57:28 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

August 28, 2012

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RUSH: See, I understand it, but then on the other hand I don't understand. They had a unified convention. Everybody showing up in Tampa was unified, get rid of Obama, let's turn this country around, and now, whoever -- Romney, the party, the RNC -- whoever's doing it started this rules fight that's gonna tear everything apart. Like I say, on the one hand I understand it. On the other hand, it doesn't make any sense. Not that I agree.

I know what they're trying to do, folks. And if you're just joining us, I don't have time to replay or redo the whole first half hour of the program. Essentially, the establishment Republicans, the RNC, the GOP, the Romney campaign, want to change the rules of delegate selection. They want the presidential nominee in future years to be able to choose the actual delegates to the convention so that he owns them, so they do what he wants. And what it really is is an effort to eliminate grassroots people from the Republican convention. That's really what this is all about. What that means is that the party has decided it doesn't want to have to put up with a bunch of conservatives showing up, affecting the platform and all the other things that happen at the convention, including influencing the party.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
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RUSH: He's not dispiriting anybody. He's firing 'em up! That's another thing that's a little curious about this. This is just gonna fire these people up when they hear about what's going on. It'll fire 'em up to get ticked off. The establishment's gonna hear about this. I know the fear is that this is gonna cause people throw up their hands and say, "Aw, to hell with it. It doesn't matter. The party is trying to get rid of me. I'm not even gonna vote, not gonna give 'em my vote."

I don't think that that's the end result of this because of the patriotism of these people and the very nature what this election's all about. This is not going to change that. At any rate, Bill, I appreciate the call. Thanks much. It really is an inside baseball subject. It's real, and it is happening, and it is an effort by the establishment to deemphasize conservatives -- and if they're not careful with this, they're gonna end up causing their worst nightmare to happen, which is third party. If they're not careful, that is where this is all gonna end up.

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1 posted on 08/28/2012 1:57:33 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The GOP has left conservatives, with its leader
the author of DEATH PANELS and gay marriage.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 1:59:04 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
the party has decided it doesn't want to have to put up with a bunch of conservatives showing up

Why bother...

3 posted on 08/28/2012 2:03:01 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Diogenesis

Don’t worry, they’ll blame Ron Paul, Todd Akin, and when they lose, Paul Ryan.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 2:03:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Third Party loses, so does the Republican Party in a 3 way contest.

Still, we have little choice but to go Third, but given we conservatives have leaders who either lost, left the race, or didn’t run at all, and who ALL endorse now a socialist/Marxist at the top of our ticket, I will be looking elsewhere for the leader competent enough to be fearless, show himself, and RUN without personal issues, excuses, and never backing down.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 2:07:31 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Time to go buy some more ammunition and food, because Obama is going to win this election... and the nominee from the RINO party could care less, as long as he has more political control over the little people.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 2:07:36 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Hopefully the hatred of O will supersede this stupidity. This can be addressed later. There is plenty of time to form a third party. It doesn’t need to be done now. Do it now and we won’t need a third party...cause we won’t have a country.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 2:08:15 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: RitaOK

A vote for a third party only helps Obama.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 2:09:03 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If the GOP can’t defeat Obama and produce a conservative Presidency, its dead. It will never run another candidate who has a serious chance of getting elected and I have supported Romney and will continue to do so.

Previously I have always said a thrid party can’t fly. But if those people down there blow this, the GOP is finished and its time to establish a third party and drive the RINOS over to the Dems where they belong.


9 posted on 08/28/2012 2:10:16 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: snowrip

I’m real glad I have a solid conservative congressman to vote for and a decent senate candidate because they will be the only reason I even bother going to the polls this time.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 2:10:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

All those who are surprised the GOP wants to usurp states rights...again? It’s not like they don’t have a history of it going back to the VERY BEGINNING.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 2:10:43 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: TigerClaws

Conservatives suffer from battered wife syndrome when it comes to the RNC.


12 posted on 08/28/2012 2:13:01 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: my small voice

I am a hard line conservative and probably a tea partier although i don’t belong to any group

Why should we conservatives have to break away? It is the old line RNC types who are trying to thwart the influence of the conservatives.

If we let the RNC have its way on this the Republican party will be dead in 10 years, run over by the Dems.

How any anyone think what the RNC wants is a good idea? It goes against everything our country was founded on


13 posted on 08/28/2012 2:13:56 PM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: my small voice

Sorry, my friend, but, hatred for Obama has superceded our Republic.

You and I have lost our voice inside our party while the party has given you Obama II, on a smaller scale.

Enabling socialist/Marxists is upon us.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 2:16:05 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: jessduntno

Despite being a bit of a RINO I like the fact that Pete Hoekstra says he would like to see the 17th amendment overturned. It was a disaster that virtually eliminated the power of state legislatures in Washington.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 2:16:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This is unlike Rush, the rules fight has already been settled. Hello? McFly?


16 posted on 08/28/2012 2:20:07 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: snowrip
... the nominee from the RINO party could care less ... Really? He can care less than he does? So, he does care, then. I bet that's not what you meant to say.
17 posted on 08/28/2012 2:20:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: RWGinger

I don’t disagree at all. I match your self description to a “t”. I’m just saying first things first. If we just had a shi$$y President, that’d be one thing...but we have a bonafide ENEMY sitting in the chair. We gotta get him out first and deal with these RINOS later.

What caused Ryan to say “no” to running for President? Our problem is: none of our best stepped forward. Why not??


18 posted on 08/28/2012 2:22:56 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: cripplecreek

A small step for tyranny, a large step for centralizing power in DC. And then it begat Gucci Gulch!


19 posted on 08/28/2012 2:25:23 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: RitaOK
Look, if you walk away from a hollowed out hulk there is no third-party ~ there's simply a newly revivified Republican Party.

As I said when this all started last year, there's simply no "there" there when it comes to the GOP-e. Their guy was getting about 20% of the early primary/caucus votes at best.

You can't win an election with that even if you do horns-waggle enough people into giving you the nomination!

The greater part of the Republican party is sitting there waiting for the leadership, and they'll get together and put in their guy, and get rid of Obama and his running dog lackeys. That's because they know what to do and they want to do it.

20 posted on 08/28/2012 2:25:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: snowrip

I’ve had this nagging thought in the back of my head for a while now - that the GOP is not interested in winning an election. Their candidates - Dole, Bush, McLame and now Romney have all been one step away from blowing the election. Bush was an accomplished debator, yet look at his performance vs. Kerry in the debates.

If the GOP doesn’t want Conservatives, fine. This is exactly what happened to the Whigs. And history has a way of repeating itself. They won’t get my money and Romney doesn’t get my vote. You see, principles DO matter.


21 posted on 08/28/2012 2:26:06 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: TigerClaws

I just said that. A third party helps the Democrats. I just said that. Our democracy is gone already.

There will be no third party this cycle that amounts to anything. We have no options in the Republican Party. What magic would you suggest that un-does what was done today?

More dreams of taking care of everything “later”, “holding their feet to the fire” AFTER the election. LOL! We sure showed them at convention today, didn’t we?


22 posted on 08/28/2012 2:26:28 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: my small voice

You make good points
I though think the ticket is the way it should be

Romney does have a ton of real life experience managing large enough businesses that he can apply some of that to the gov’t
plus I think he will know the right people from the private sector to help.


23 posted on 08/28/2012 2:28:35 PM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: my small voice
romney lost 20% of his tepid support today. obama just won reelection. Your repugnican party is now too weak to survive. This election was over when boehner finished sticking his dagger into our backs.

LLS

24 posted on 08/28/2012 2:37:24 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Probably. These guys are giving Obama much more than he ever imagined he would get from them.


25 posted on 08/28/2012 2:39:50 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: my small voice

I say we get mittens elected on Nov 6, then on Nov 7 start the creation of a new party the is everything the GOP is not. Based on the founding principles-no rinos allowed.


26 posted on 08/28/2012 2:42:36 PM PDT by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: RitaOK
Rita, if you want to see romney and his gang retreat... then Conservatives need to make this pos socialist become the first gop candidate to come out of his convention with a 20 point LOSS of support. I am done with this bunch of dims... they are all progressive one world order bushites. LOOK BEHIND THE CURTAIN!

LLS

27 posted on 08/28/2012 2:42:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: TigerClaws
A vote for a third party only helps Obama.

What the Ben Ginsburg/Romney/GOP are doing only helps Obama - DON'T blame the voter! Stick w/facts!

28 posted on 08/28/2012 2:42:56 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: muawiyah
They are truly power hungry demons. The gop/e do not care for Americans or America... they only care about their own power and wealth.

LLS

29 posted on 08/28/2012 2:45:26 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: Diogenesis

Todd Akin for President!


30 posted on 08/28/2012 2:47:08 PM PDT by StevenFlorida
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To: Newton

Step 1: Vote for Romney and pack the house and senate with as many true conservatives as possible.

Step 2: Eject the commies and radicals from every corner of Washington

Step 3: Form a new conservative party and finish the job.


31 posted on 08/28/2012 2:47:08 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: cripplecreek

“Don’t worry, they’ll blame Ron Paul, Todd Akin, and when they lose, Paul Ryan.”

Maybe Obama’s supposed to win, then he can let it all hang out and the Republicans can point the finger at him while having their hands out behind their backs. The scapegoat.


32 posted on 08/28/2012 2:52:39 PM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: my small voice

I agree, hold the nose, vote Romney and then keep up the fighting spirit and start a completely different party the day after the election.


33 posted on 08/28/2012 2:53:04 PM PDT by tiki
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To: LibLieSlayer
Michelle Malkin tweets.. Michelle Malkin ‏@michellemalkin Someone needs to print up duct-tape stickers with "UNNNIIIIITYYYY!" stamped on them & pass them out at RNC w/the balloons & hats.
34 posted on 08/28/2012 2:54:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: snowrip

I’m voting to get rid of Obama, and after the election ending my 30 year association with the GOP.


35 posted on 08/28/2012 2:59:24 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly right. They (gop-e) will always blame someone else for their mistakes.


36 posted on 08/28/2012 2:59:46 PM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: RitaOK

If Palin were to run on a third party ticket and the polls show the republicans gettin’ whipped, I believe they would ask their supporters to vote for obama.

It’s the same with the congress. If a third of them were a third party the republicans would caucus with the democrats.


37 posted on 08/28/2012 3:02:36 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: my small voice

Hopefully the hatred of O will supersede this stupidity.

The left wing of the GOP doesn’t hate Obama.


38 posted on 08/28/2012 3:03:59 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: conservaKate
Exactly right. They (gop-e) will always blame someone else for their mistakes.

Appropriately enough, George Romney provides the perfect example. In 64 he threw a tantrum about the "Birchers" being a tiny minority who needed to be evicted from the party. When Goldwater won, Romney stomped off stage like an angry little girl. Romney and the "moderates" actively worked to defeat Goldwater in the general election and have used Goldwater's loss (That they orchestrated) as an example of why the GOP needs to be more moderate ever since.

The GOP is fixin to get run down by a truckload of bad ju ju.
39 posted on 08/28/2012 3:06:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RWGinger

Why should we conservatives have to break away?

Because the GOP has always been a left leaning party. A coalition of conservatives has tried to make it a conservative party after the Democrats went hard left, but we haven’t suceeded.


40 posted on 08/28/2012 3:06:46 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

We Conservatives who refused to support the whole ‘ABO’ meme that in reality was nothing more than a shill operation for voting Romney have been saying from the beginning, that Obama and the Media CHOSE Romney to be our nominee for the purpose of ensuring an Obama victory.

This is nothing more than old Soviet Union election illusions. Romney was chosen and shoved down our throats to ensure Obama “wins” while creating an illusion that the electoral process is still viable.

It’s not. Cook County is now national and omnipresent.

America has seen her last open, free and honest elections. The Ruling Class will pick our leaders for us from now on, and Conservatives are going to find themselves akin to wearing yellow crosses on their lapels when all is said and done.

We are full-blown MarxoFascist - and the Ruling Class is going to make sure it stays that way.

There’s no way to stop of fix this beyond bloodshed. That’s fact.

And I daresay we are far too late to even hope for an outcome that doesn’t resemble the French revolution bloodbath.

Draw near to God, while He may still be found. That is our only hope anyway.


41 posted on 08/28/2012 3:07:08 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: muawiyah

Sometimes, the key to electoral success isn’t so much one candidate’s personal charisma, intellectual brilliance or sheer eloquence as much as it is a matter of the bumbling incompetence of the opponent.


42 posted on 08/28/2012 3:08:22 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: snowrip
God, I thought the Dingbats were in the Democrap party or listening to George Noory’s “WACKO TO WACKO AM”!

Some people are willing to sacrifice their children and other posterity for their “strict” adherence to what they consider “principle”. AND THE MEDIA FIFTH COLUMN uses their “strict&rdquo (stupidity); adherence to impale them on their own adherence. I believe the biblical term is “STIFF NECKED” fits them correctly, as-in the Oklahoma City bombings, which were done by the inflexibilities of the AO bombers. This the last chance to reverse the Total Control/Stalinist/Nazi tide before oblivion and some are arguing what what color should the THEIR flush water in THEIR TOLIET be. PLEASE die OF SOMETHING.
MITT WOULD NOT APPROVE OD THIS MESSAGE.

43 posted on 08/28/2012 3:10:51 PM PDT by BilLies (FOX NEWS, Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: Newton
january 22 is the date ~ Romney's crowd will be gorging at the federal patronage trough for less than 1,000 appointive positions.

That's when you strike!

Doesn't mean organizational planning can't take place earlier though. That can go on right now ~ they aren't going to be asking Conservatives to do the boots on the ground stuff anyway.

44 posted on 08/28/2012 3:11:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: StevenFlorida
Silly noob, you bent your tube.
45 posted on 08/28/2012 3:11:23 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: StevenFlorida

PS welcometofreerepublic


46 posted on 08/28/2012 3:12:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: INVAR
I belong to JESUS... I am his... and I do not fear whatever path that HE has for me in the salvation of my Republic. I would have fought beside Washington without question. I would fight with Palin through the gates of hell and back. I fear no man... only GOD and my Savior CHRIST. My knee bends for no man. I am certain that your does not either!

LLS

47 posted on 08/28/2012 3:13:43 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: cripplecreek; LibLieSlayer
I haven't missed a convention rollcall of the states since the early 1950s ~ and I mean early ~ 1948 maybe?

It failed to grab my attention this year.

48 posted on 08/28/2012 3:15:46 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: freedomfiter2

That truly is THE problem. It’s almost like he’s one of them!


49 posted on 08/28/2012 3:16:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: bigtoona

Voting for Romney puts the nail in Conservatism as a viable political force in the country.

This is Cook County folks, gone national. At this point forward, any attempt by Conservatives to form a party in opposition to the GOP and DNC will be rendered ‘null and void’ by TPTB.

There is no way to solve where we have arrived in tyranny via the political process. History makes the lesson of where we now find ourselves perfectly clear.

It won’t end with Conservatives being made politically irrelevant. The Ruling Class will declare our principles illegal, criminal and a threat to national security.

I can make that accusation with 100% confidence, because history proves that fact correct, time and again. Not to mention the skids greased with everything from the 2009 April DHS Terrorism Assessment to all the ammo purchases by the Alphabets to the contempt and hatred exhibited towards us by those in power and office.

America has no clue what time it really is.

That the GOP and the Obama regime are allies together is still something even most Conservatives refuse to consider.


50 posted on 08/28/2012 3:17:19 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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