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Rick Perry Endorses Mitt Romney
myfoxla.com ^ | April 25 2012

Posted on 04/25/2012 6:01:44 PM PDT by NoLibZone

Texas Gov. Rick Perry originally endorsed Newt Gingrich as the top candidate after dropping out of the Republican presidential race.

But with Gingrich set to quit the campaign trail, Perry on Wednesday evening gave his support to the probable nominee, Mitt Romney.

"Mitt Romney has earned the Republican presidential nomination through hard work, a strong organization, and [a] disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed job-killing policies from President [Barack] Obama and his administration," Perry said in a statement provided to FOX News Channel.

"So today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in endorsing Mitt Romney for president and pledge to him, my constituents and the Republican Party that I will continue to work hard to help defeat President Obama.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; 2102; endorsements; furp; goawayperry; larazarick; mitt; mittromney; oops; perry; perry2012; perry4illegals; rickperry; tx2012
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To: gusty
Go to the link.

Goodnight.

151 posted on 04/25/2012 9:24:26 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: dragnet2

As best I remember, You were one of the anti Perry posters on his threads.
If it wasn’t you I apologize.


152 posted on 04/25/2012 9:25:08 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: altura

Dittos!


153 posted on 04/25/2012 9:25:34 PM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Tribune7

I have daughters in that age group, could be the reason for the oversight.


154 posted on 04/25/2012 9:25:45 PM PDT by gusty
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To: Outlaw Woman
bttt

great

155 posted on 04/25/2012 9:26:55 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: rogue yam

Indication of the tea party base.


156 posted on 04/25/2012 9:27:32 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I will stick with guys like Richard Brookhiser and Gordon Wood over some bureaucrat.


157 posted on 04/25/2012 9:28:04 PM PDT by gusty
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To: potlatch
If it wasn’t you I apologize.

Then you know how I feel.

158 posted on 04/25/2012 9:28:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: vox_freedom

Read this and weep, dumba$$.


159 posted on 04/25/2012 9:29:14 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: gusty
I'm sure he's lying about history. /s *looking skyward*

I really do have to go to bed. Night.

160 posted on 04/25/2012 9:30:08 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: NoLibZone
Would Perry be considered GOPe or Tea?

He's very good friends with Rudy Giuliani.
161 posted on 04/25/2012 9:33:59 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: onyx
Why are you taking up for Perry now? You and your ping list had nothing good to say about him when he was in the race.

You and yours ran a lot of Texans away from FR...and you wonder where their money went?

162 posted on 04/25/2012 9:34:09 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: altura
I guess that’s okay if that’s what they want to do but it doesn’t give them the right to be obnoxious to people who want Obama out.

My assumption is that most of them will get bored and exhausted with this within the next few weeks. Watching the last few states award all of their delegates to Mitt, and seeing every conservative icon endorse him and vow to campaign for him will water down the vitriol for sure.

163 posted on 04/25/2012 9:34:17 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam; All

Usually all of the excandidates get on board in the Presidential race..

.Palin is for ABO and has said so IIRC.

Perry would have made a good conservative President..I am so sorry it did not work out.
I then backed Newt..but the money and organization were not there..
We’re stuck..
If people stay home ..they are forgetting there are many important races downticket..
We can’t just stay home..
I’m not telling anyone how to vote in the Presidential race... except
ABO.


164 posted on 04/25/2012 9:34:36 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Mozilla
Indication of the tea party base.

From what I've observed the tea party movement is reasonably incrementalist and success-oriented.

We spent generations screwing up our country. It will take more than one or two election cycles to unscrew it.

165 posted on 04/25/2012 9:38:22 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: DJ MacWoW
He's not lying, but this pamphlet just states the machinery of the electoral college. Trust me, the wild and woolly politics that swirled around the machinery was fascinating. It was rough and it was tough. They were giants, even when they sinned, they did it on a grand scale. Imagine Joe Biden gunning down Hank Paulsen on the shores of the Hudson. I recommend these two authors, you will not be disappointed.
166 posted on 04/25/2012 9:38:49 PM PDT by gusty
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To: dragnet2

[Then you know how I feel.]

No I don’t, and I have no idea what you really mean. You didn’t care about ‘feelings’ on the Perry threads. We were treated horribly. But that’s past now and you are the first anti Perry person I’ve ever spoke to about it. I’m not hateful and I don’t hold grudges, but we lost a good candidate.


167 posted on 04/25/2012 9:40:13 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: rogue yam

Since the Tea Party is made up of a lot of small business people, they cannot help themselves in being success-oriented. That is what makes a winner.


168 posted on 04/25/2012 9:41:48 PM PDT by gusty
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To: smoothsailing

Amen


169 posted on 04/25/2012 9:41:57 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Bless you, Outlaw Woman.


170 posted on 04/25/2012 9:42:58 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him." -Psalm 62:5)
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To: gusty

Thank you. I’ll look for them. :-)


171 posted on 04/25/2012 9:43:21 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: dragnet2

All I know about you is that a lot of people think you’re obnoxious. I


172 posted on 04/25/2012 9:45:04 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: potlatch
but we lost a good candidate.

Wrong, he did himself in.

173 posted on 04/25/2012 9:46:01 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Longbow1969
Up to you, but the very fact that we are constituency within a political party means we don't and won't have to compromise on EVERY issue of importance.

And the leverage we will use to make the OTHER side compromise is...what, exactly? According to your post, we shouldn't try to send any message to the RNC at all because they won't listen to us anyway. Nice defeatist attitude you've got there.

Willard is not a conservative and a poor nominee in my opinion, but people are exaggerating to the extreme when they claim he'd govern like Obama. He simply can't. Romney couldn't be the same liberal as President as he was in Massachusetts even if he wanted to be. He answers to a different constituency now - nationally, a much more conservative constituency.

Huh? And Obama doesn't answer to a national constituency? The President has WIDE latitude to push the agenda and the issues in whatever direction he prefers, because most of the country is out to lunch, or can be persuaded. OBAMA is the one who's restrained from what he wants to do now. Romney will be able to govern exactly as Obama does, if not further left, because he won't have most Republicans in Congress opposing him. Just like Bush Sr. did on tax hikes, when the conservatives like Newt balked, Bush Sr. ignored them, made a coalition of moderate Republicans and Democrats and raised taxes even higher than on his first proposal.

In a 2 party system the vast majority of the voters are going turn out for one of the 2 party's. If our nominee were an actual conservative, you'd have some of the mushy moderate types insisting they will sit out or vote 3rd party. We get this every election cycle and it doesn't amount to a hill of beans. You can stamp your feet, howl at the moon, send angry letters the RNC, it really won't matter.

Doesn't matter except when it does, like with Dole, McCain, Bush Sr., etc.? Liberal and moderate Republicans don't win elections as a general rule. I can't say for sure if that's because the base stayed home, but in Perot's case it was definitely because the base went elsewhere. If a conservative third party choice rose to the level of the debates this year, Obama would be guaranteed reelection. By nominating a liberal like Romney, the GOP leaves that vulnerability wide open. And I would love to see it happen and see their Rominee go down in flames this year, as long as we can make gains in Congress to keep Obama in check. A 3rd party conservative candidate should allow us to get Republican Congressional winners even if Romney loses.

If conservatives stay active and UNIFIED, we can make a difference and perhaps nominate a good candidate next time around.

I agree with that. But first Mitt needs to go down in flames so we get a chance at a conservative in 4 years instead of 8.

Also screaming and wailing about the system doesn't really help. If you angrily announce to the GOP that you won't vote for their nominee, then you become essentially useless to them and they simply pay less attention to you than before.

Makes no sense at all. If enough people protested the GOP, they'd be forced to change and do what conservatives want. You trying to talk down the only strategy that could help conservatives sounds like something a liberal would try to do. You think we should work harder to unify in a primary next time, but you think there's no point in us trying to unify AGAINST the GOP now to make them do what we want? We're just supposed to show up, vote for their handpicked RINO and write them a blank check? I would desperately love to see conservative support for the GOP drop like a rock, driving them down in the polls so I could watch them come back to us begging for votes. Unfortunately Romney is such a proven and obvious liar, we could never believe him if he told us he was making concessions to us.

174 posted on 04/25/2012 9:46:03 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: ErnBatavia
"This "I'm staying at home" bull is beyond stupid."

I agree. There is no one that is as dangerous to our country as Obama has been and will be even worse if he gets a second term.

175 posted on 04/25/2012 9:47:05 PM PDT by Katarina (If not Rick Perry then ABO. We have got to do all we can to get Obama OUT!)
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To: potlatch

Amen


176 posted on 04/25/2012 9:47:05 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: NoLibZone
Outside Independence Hall when the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended, Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin,

"Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it."

Well that about says it all.

177 posted on 04/25/2012 9:47:48 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (I WOULD RATHER DIE ON MY FEET, THAN LIVE ON MY KNEES)
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To: NoLibZone

Perry is the best and was the best, the true conservative. He will continue to make a differnce. It was a honor to vote for him.


178 posted on 04/25/2012 9:48:41 PM PDT by Katarina (If not Rick Perry then ABO. We have got to do all we can to get Obama OUT!)
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To: potlatch; dragnet2

You weren’t wrong.


179 posted on 04/25/2012 9:50:53 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (I WOULD RATHER DIE ON MY FEET, THAN LIVE ON MY KNEES)
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To: JediJones
The flaw in your argument is your assumption that if Obama wins we will retain the House. If Obama wins at the top of the ticket, you can count on the new Speaker, Nancy Pelosi standing right next to him on election night. Obama is not the type of candidate that will have a lot of ticket splitting. If he wins, his coattails will be long. He is that far to the Left. Wouldn't that be fun. After the true believers throw the election to Obama, we can all watch Obama, Reid, and Pelosi raise there arms in triumph. It's the new conservative thing to do, help Obama.
180 posted on 04/25/2012 9:58:42 PM PDT by gusty
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To: lonestar
All I know about you is that a lot of people think you’re obnoxious.

I don't spend time here for popularity or group think.

Learn the difference between truth and what a "Lot of people think".

Lose the "Homeowners Association" mentality.

181 posted on 04/25/2012 10:00:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I know, and your comment early on was outstandingly excellent!!


182 posted on 04/25/2012 10:05:16 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: gusty
Pro-Life - Romney will have no effect one way or the other, just like Reagan, and both Bushes. Like the other three before, he will talk a good game, but no bill on the issue will ever bear his signature.

Hello, McFly? Bush SIGNED a partial birth abortion bill. I suspect Romney's line will be yours, that it's a "settled" issue and he will do nothing to rock the boat on it. Which means the holocaust against the unborn continues.

Gay marriage - we are doomed there. The good news is it will be widespread when most of us are dead. Talk to the under-30 crowd, its popular.

Incredibly defeatist attitude. You do realize that if it's not stopped, the "sexual revolution" doesn't stop there? Just as gay marriage was unthinkable, and is now a movement, and as planned single motherhood was before that, you are seeing the same now for transsexualism and will see it for incest, pedophilia, bestiality, polygamy, etc. Any perversion or indecency you can think of will be the next issue we have to "cave in on" in this march to insanity. These are NOT isolated issues in any way, shape or form. So someone better find a way to win on them.

Not to mention, if everything young people believe now stays as it is as they grow up, the entire country will be utterly and totally destroyed from every brand of left-wing thought you can think of. There is NO room for giving up on these issues. We MUST win or America will become a Hell on earth. One reason we're losing with young people is because America and young people are losing their traditional religion. That's why the country will be lost for good if that trend doesn't turn around.

Nationalized health care- I take him at his word, he will repeal it.

I don't take him at his word on ANYTHING. Not any politician for that matter, although Bush Jr. was one of the most honest we've had. Besides, we've already had advisors of Romney's come out and say they will not repeal "all" of it. They're not coming up with those ideas out of nowhere. Those are definitely leaked ideas from private meetings and discussions they've had that "slipped out."

183 posted on 04/25/2012 10:06:46 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: MEG33

Thank you Meg!


184 posted on 04/25/2012 10:07:28 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: gusty

Totally irrelevant point. I’m not here predicting how the election is going to come out. I’m simply talking about my vote which will be down-the-line conservative, hence it won’t include a vote for Obama or Romney. If everyone voted like me Pelosi wouldn’t take over the House. None of us are in control of how the election actually comes out.


185 posted on 04/25/2012 10:09:48 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: citizen
I was a C of C person. I didn’t understand it then. I do now.

Mormons have more things they plan on teaching you.

186 posted on 04/25/2012 10:11:57 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Katarina
He will continue to make a difference.

Bingo

187 posted on 04/25/2012 10:20:42 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dragnet2

You’re hilarious!

You have the HOA mentality


188 posted on 04/25/2012 10:22:13 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JediJones
You are right, one bill since 1981. The point is still valid. Nothing will change. So to go to war over this issue, even thou Romney says he is pro-life in 2008 and 2012, and damn the economy and foreign policy for it is stupid in my humble opinion.

Defeatist maybe, realist yes. Sorry this sexual revolution has been going on my whole life time and I'm 50. The Lawrence Welk crowd has moved on to the cemetery and the Jefferson Airplane crowd won. It makes my skin crawl as much as you, but I know what my daughters and their contemporaries think, and it is not what we do. We will lose because we will run out of time, unfortunately our time cannot live forever.The Sexual Revolutionaries won, if you do not believe it, take a look around or you live in a real isolated part of the country.

Health Care - If we have the House and Senate plus Romney, Obamacare is toast. Its too big to just throw to the side. He will repeal it for pure political reasons, but so what. The one thing I know, is that Obama sure as hell will not repeal it.

189 posted on 04/25/2012 10:22:50 PM PDT by gusty
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To: dragnet2
I don't spend time here for popularity

Congratulations! You're succeeding!

190 posted on 04/25/2012 10:25:21 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: JediJones

If that’s all I can get from you, a vote down the ticket, fine. I’m afraid of people from your splinter faction just not showing up. Obama’s cool with you, Barak’s counting on you, but those that stay home will make Reid and Pelosi smile from ear to ear. So you are going one or two for us in Congress, and Obama gets your de facto support for President. I guess we got to take our small victories here and there. As they say, we can’t get everything.


191 posted on 04/25/2012 10:33:17 PM PDT by gusty
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To: dragnet2

You seem in need of a hug...and that’s the truth.


192 posted on 04/25/2012 10:44:27 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: altura

To date, none of the ABO/Romney supporters can answer the simple questions of how voting for a man whose values are liberal is a conservative action...how one does not have to abandon their morality to vote for him...how voting for a man telling you daily that he will give you the polar opposite of what you want... who mirrors Obama in most policy positions; is a good idea. For the country, or anything else

Not one. Gee...why not?

All we get are fear filled excuses about “Obama thanks you” and other illogical crap. You ABO types can spin it till the cows come home, but you are willingly putting aside everything you claim to believe in with your vote for Romney. That’s your choice. Just don’t call yourselves conservatives. I have no idea why you are on a conservative website that does not remotely agree with you.

And as a side note: Anyone willing to explain how any of these former candidates and others, regardless of their name or fame, suddenly going 180 and backing Romney against everything THEY claimed to believe in isn’t an act of pure liberal hypocrisy?

Just politics? Well, it’s just principle and reputation so no biggie I guess...


193 posted on 04/25/2012 10:55:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Outlaw Woman

Indeed!!!


194 posted on 04/25/2012 11:58:19 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: DJ MacWoW

The founders may not have WANTED a two-party system, but the whole first-past-the-post, winner-takes-all election system we have mathematically GUARANTEES that only a two-party system is viable. You can’t have anything else with first-past-the-post, winner-takes-all voting.


195 posted on 04/26/2012 12:17:07 AM PDT by hcastaigne
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To: lonestar; vox_freedom; BuckeyeTexan; Jim Robinson
Why are you taking up for Perry now? You and your ping list had nothing good to say about him when he was in the race.

You and yours ran a lot of Texans away from FR...and you wonder where their money went?


I had no such ping list, so you're delusional as well as rude. Governor Perry was my preferred candidate if Newt Gingrich dropped out. BuckeyeTexan can attest to that. I met him in person and have a picture he took of the two of us together and wrote about that. DUH.

BTW, TEXAS always comes in first on every FReepathon! Dang, you're DUMB too!

Who in the heck are you? Calling vox_freedom an insulting name! Post #159


196 posted on 04/26/2012 12:22:47 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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197 posted on 04/26/2012 1:03:16 AM PDT by devolve (---- --------what*s in your wallet? $4000 less than in 2008----------)
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To: Artcore
BUMP to your post:

It will be EASY for me. I refuse to sit home feeling sorry for myself and having hissy fit that MY candidate of choice didn't win. I WILL NOT ALLOW THE MARXIST ANOTHER FOUR YEARS TO FINISH DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY!

198 posted on 04/26/2012 1:12:25 AM PDT by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: vox_freedom

Oh man... has been pretty quiet and peaceful here for the past couple of months... PLEASE don’t make them start running around in circle with their hands in the air throwing temper tantrums again >.<


199 posted on 04/26/2012 1:17:34 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: DJ MacWoW

Someone mentioned on another thread that they went at 6pm.. and they were #6 o.o

I would hope that this is sending a message... but I highly doubt they care :/


200 posted on 04/26/2012 1:22:31 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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