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Calls to Destroy Egypt's Great Pyramids Begin
FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim

Posted on 07/11/2012 5:47:24 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative

According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt's Great Pyramids—or, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabi'i, those "symbols of paganism," which Egypt's Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax. Most recently, Bahrain's "Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs" and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egypt's new president, Muhammad Morsi, to "destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what Amr bin al-As could not."

Has the sun finally set for Egypt's Great Pyramids? This is a reference to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad's companion, Amr bin al-As and his Arabian tribesmen, who invaded and conquered Egypt circa 641. Under al-As and subsequent Muslim rule, many Egyptian antiquities were destroyed as relics of infidelity. While most Western academics argue otherwise, according to early Muslim writers, the great Library of Alexandria itself—deemed a repository of pagan knowledge contradicting the Koran—was destroyed under bin al-As's reign and in compliance with Caliph Omar's command.

However, while book-burning was a simple process in the 7th century, destroying the mountain-like pyramids and their guardian Sphinx was not—even though many early Muslim leaders certainly tried; by the time gunfire was invented, Egypt's Medieval Mamluk rulers even managed to "de-nose" the Sphinx during target practice (though popular legend naturally attributes it to a Westerner, Napoleon).

Now, however, as Bahrain's "Sheikh of Sheikhs" observes, and thanks to modern technology, the pyramids can be destroyed. The only question left is whether Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood president is "pious" enough—if he is willing to complete the Islamization process that started under the hands of Egypt's first Islamic conqueror.

Nor is such a course of action implausible. History is laden with examples of Muslims destroying their own pre-Islamic heritage—starting with Muhammad himself, who ransacked Arabia's Ka'ba temple, transforming it into a mosque.

Asking "What is it about Islam that so often turns its adherents against their own patrimony?" Daniel Pipes provides several examples, from Medieval Muslims in India destroying their forefathers' temples, to contemporary Muslims destroying their ancestors' heritage in Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Malaysia, and Tunisia. Currently, in what the International Criminal Court is describing as a possible "war crime," Islamic fanatics are destroying the ancient legacy of the city of Timbuktu in Mali—all to Islam's triumphant war cry, "Allahu Akbar!"

Much of this hate for their own pre-Islamic heritage is tied to the fact that, traditionally, Muslims do not identify with this or that nation, culture, or language, but only with the Islamic nation—the Umma. Accordingly, while many Egyptians—Muslims and non-Muslims alike—see themselves first and foremost as Egyptians, Islamists have no national identity, identifying only with Islam's "culture," based on the "sunna" of the prophet and Islam's language, Arabic. This sentiment was clearly reflected when the former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammad Akef, recently declared "the hell with Egypt," indicating that the interests of his country are secondary to Islam's.

It is further telling that such calls are being made now—immediately after a Muslim Brotherhood member became Egypt's president. In fact, the same reports discussing the call to demolish the last of the Seven Wonders of the Word, also note that Egyptian Salafis are calling on Morsi to banish all Shias and Baha'is from Egypt.

In other words, Morsi's recent call to release the Blind Sheikh, a terrorist mastermind, from U.S. imprisonment, may be the tip of the iceberg in coming audacity. From calls to legalize Islamic sex-slave marriage to calls to institute "morality police" to calls to destroy Egypt's mountain-like monuments, under Muslim Brotherhood tutelage, the bottle has been uncorked, and the genie unleashed in Egypt.

Will all those international institutions, which make it a point to look the other way whenever human rights abuses are committed by Muslims, lest they appear "Islamophobic," at least take note now that the Great Pyramids appear to be next on Islam's hit list, or will the fact that Muslims are involved silence them once again—even as those most ancient symbols of human civilization are pummeled to the ground?


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Disgusting!
1 posted on 07/11/2012 5:47:30 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

This article has been up twice on the site, but it can’t be underscored enough just how fundamentally INSANE these people are.


2 posted on 07/11/2012 5:50:18 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Paleo Conservative

They are quite literally the scum of the earth.


3 posted on 07/11/2012 5:50:42 PM PDT by samtheman (The Trillion Dollar ObamaCareTax definitely is a tax; just ask the US Supreme Court.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I think it would be a lot cooler if the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force blow the hell out of The Muzzie Bros. Show HQ.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 5:51:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help reduce voter fraud in America! If you see something, say something!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Islamists destroy whatever came before so that heresy can be thwarted. It is what early Christianity did, too, as did the Spaniards in the Western Hemisphere.


5 posted on 07/11/2012 5:52:54 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: Paleo Conservative

Let’s see what excuses the Left makes for this.


6 posted on 07/11/2012 5:52:54 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

This was entirely predictable, and a lot of did predict it. I wonder how the mythologists and the Egyptourologist feel about the little revolution now. Some of them were all for this Democracy experiment.


7 posted on 07/11/2012 5:53:09 PM PDT by pallis
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To: microgood; liberallarry; cmsgop; shaggy eel; RayChuang88; Larry Lucido; namsman; jpsb; decimon; ...

Has the sun finally set for Egypt's Great Pyramids?




Obama's Fault!
8 posted on 07/11/2012 5:54:44 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

The pyramids are Egypt.


9 posted on 07/11/2012 5:55:58 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: Thorliveshere
pyramids
10 posted on 07/11/2012 5:56:30 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Watch,...those scum will want to destroy the SPINX and all the archeology treasures as well.
11 posted on 07/11/2012 5:57:19 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Let me get this straight ...

They want to destroy the things that make visitors want to travel there? Sounds like a great career plan to me.

12 posted on 07/11/2012 5:58:57 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: SatinDoll

And Christianity is paying the price for that by losing it’s heritage in the modern times.


13 posted on 07/11/2012 5:59:29 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: SandRat
Watch,...those scum will want to destroy the SPINX and all the archeology treasures as well.

It's a good thing the Britsh took the best stuff and put it in the British Museum. Oops! Now Britain is beginnin to be overrun by Muslims. In 50-100 years, Islamists in Britain will demand the British Museum be destroyed.

14 posted on 07/11/2012 6:00:52 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: FoxPro
The pyramids are Egypt.

No, Egypt is being "transformed", much as the USA is.

15 posted on 07/11/2012 6:02:09 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Paleo Conservative

This is too funny, I would love to see them try.

If I recall the base takes up 14 square city blocks.

We have no idea how it was even built and cannot build one now if we wanted to.


16 posted on 07/11/2012 6:02:10 PM PDT by stockpirate (Slaves to the collective! SCOTUS is just as corrupt as congress. IMPEACH ROBERTS!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

“Wax”?!


17 posted on 07/11/2012 6:02:19 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: SandRat; LucyT; SJackson; ExSoldier; blackie; azishot; Nachum; melancholy
Watch,...those scum will want to destroy the SPINX and all the archeology treasures as well.

Chronology of Attacks on Tourist Targets in Egypt: A detailed history from 1992 to the Present (2011)

18 posted on 07/11/2012 6:04:16 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Paleo Conservative

If they want to outrage the world more, they couldn’t have come up with a better idea. Islam would be dead.


19 posted on 07/11/2012 6:07:14 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: Beelzebubba

To keep the mummies inside fresh? Creating the world’s biggest candles?

Freegards


20 posted on 07/11/2012 6:12:55 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Paleo Conservative

Blame it on Booosh!


21 posted on 07/11/2012 6:15:04 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 82)
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To: Paleo Conservative

What a sick, sick belief system Islam is.


22 posted on 07/11/2012 6:15:55 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. Al Stewart "Roads to Moscow")
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To: Paleo Conservative
This is the level evil sinks to when those who fancy not sinking to the enemy's level is a good thing.

The next time someone cautions you to rise above your enemy punch that person in the nose.


23 posted on 07/11/2012 6:17:53 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: SkyDancer
If they want to outrage the world more, they couldn’t have come up with a better idea. Islam would be dead.

But I'm sure nobody would do anything.

24 posted on 07/11/2012 6:18:12 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: stockpirate

It would be like trying to remove a modest mountain. It could be done, with modern strip mining equipment, but it wouldn’t be as dramatic as blowing up those Buddhas in Afghanistan


25 posted on 07/11/2012 6:18:48 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: SatinDoll
Spaniards in the Western Hemisphere.

Ouch! I resemble that remark!! Like your english peeps didn't genocide some 50 Million original north american inhabitants in their western expansion. I know , I know ..blame the Spanish Inquisition...

26 posted on 07/11/2012 6:19:58 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Today the pyramids, tomorrow it’s the Vatican. Or the Lincoln and Washington Memorials.

They are hell bent on submitting everyone or killing all that don’t.

But, yeah, let’s turn our schools into madrassas.../s


27 posted on 07/11/2012 6:24:01 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
What is it about these guys that remind me of Adam West Batman style villains? Even during Gulf War I, when Saddam Hussein ordered the oil to be pumped into the water, I could only imagine the Riddler jumping up and down as he turned the spigots on, gleefully yelp 'ohh-hoo, oooh-hooo!"

Covering the pyramids with wax could be the work of the Joker or King Tut. These guys act like they broke out of Arkham Asylum!
28 posted on 07/11/2012 6:24:56 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("Stronger. You see? You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid! "--Eros, Plan 9 From Outer Space)
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To: FoxPro

How much do you think they will get holding them ransom?


29 posted on 07/11/2012 6:25:46 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Barbarians at the gate.


30 posted on 07/11/2012 6:26:18 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: donhunt

Hopefully 25 Kilatons.


31 posted on 07/11/2012 6:32:52 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Paleo Conservative

Think how much money they can make selling rock chips for souveniers....


32 posted on 07/11/2012 6:32:52 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Dr. Sivana

I was thinking along those lines, this sounds like a cartoon villian’s plot.


33 posted on 07/11/2012 6:38:33 PM PDT by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: Paleo Conservative
According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt's Great Pyramids—or, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabi'i, those "symbols of paganism," which Egypt's Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax.

Hmmm. Wonder what liberals will think about this? Will they still say that ALL cultures are equal, and we shouldn't judge any that seem a little 'off'?

34 posted on 07/11/2012 6:42:22 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Ellendra

Ozymandius from "Watchmen". Theoretically, a Good Guy with a major thing for Alexander the Great, and a secondary fascination with ancient Egypt.

35 posted on 07/11/2012 6:58:23 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: SatinDoll
Islamists destroy whatever came before so that heresy can be thwarted. It is what early Christianity did, too, as did the Spaniards in the Western Hemisphere.

There is no moral equivalence between Christianity and Islam.

36 posted on 07/11/2012 7:02:01 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Paleo Conservative

There is no doubt anymore that Obama HUSSEIN is the figurehead of the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD and their Plant in the Oval Office, the Alleged Leader of the Free World, who wants nothing less than the total Destruction of America and the Freee World and to make America the 58th Caliphate of the Islamic Republic! How much longer is America going to let this two bit fraud and Liar pose as Our Legitimate President? Hell! His entire past has been laundered and lied about and we still don’t know who he freakin really is!


37 posted on 07/11/2012 7:03:54 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

What more proof do we need?
Islam is going to destroy every single Culture in the world...

Bye Bye! France
Bye Bye! England
Bye Bye! Spain,Sweden,Denmark,Finland,Canada,America,
Germany,Poland,Italy.....etc,etc,etc.
bye bye! Christianity,Judiasm,Budda,Copts,Rastas...
welcome to the Facist World Nation of Islam-o-Nazis


38 posted on 07/11/2012 7:05:27 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: jmaroneps37
Let’s see what excuses the Left makes for this.

They will contort their spines to find a way to blame you-know-who.

39 posted on 07/11/2012 7:06:00 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Calusa

More American Indians were killed by other American Indians than whites. But the greatest killer was disease.

Where I presently live in the Pacific Northwest, the main culprit in death dealing was german measles brought by whaling ships.

By the time white settlers dragged into this part of North America during the 1840s, most American Indian tribes had been decimated by diseases.

I did some investigating about small pox. The variola virus is only transferable via a small window of time, about five minutes, and mostly person-to-person. It is very, very difficult, almost impossible, to weaponize as a bioweapon.

There is no way it could be spread by “infected blankets” as so many left-wing academics have posited. I know the British tried to do so, but that wasn’t successful. A more likely scenario was exposure to blood when killing or scalping, or taking prized items from a recently killed white. All it would take to wipe out a village later is one person, exposed to the virus, coming back from a raid.


40 posted on 07/11/2012 7:08:03 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: Paleo Conservative

There is no doubt anymore that Obama HUSSEIN is the figurehead of the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD and their Plant in the Oval Office, the Alleged Leader of the Free World, who wants nothing less than the total Destruction of America and the Freee World and to make America the 58th Caliphate of the Islamic Republic! How much longer is America going to let this two bit fraud and Liar pose as Our Legitimate President? Hell! His entire past has been laundered and lied about and we still don’t know who he freakin really is!


41 posted on 07/11/2012 7:11:39 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: denydenydeny

Hopefully, the Moslem fanatics will disturb the sleep of the High Priest Imhotep, aka The Mummy, and he will unleash some plagues on their dung-stained azzes.


42 posted on 07/11/2012 7:16:29 PM PDT by citizen (It's no longer Obamacare. It's Robertscare now. He wanted it, he bought it, he owns it.)
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To: Kennard

I’m an Art Historian by education. I deal with facts about artifacts.

Christians have in the past torn down idols and destoryed cultural icons they observed to be dangerous or foul.

When the Spanish arrived in Mexico, they found native priests killing babies and eating the newly cut-out hearts. After having survived 700+ years of tyranny under the Muslims in Spain, it would be surpising if the Christians hadn’t gone about destoying such evil.

Now, there are those who would have preferred the Spanish to have been a lot less thorough in their destruction of pre-columbian artifacts, particularly the writings of the Aztecs.

Am I equating Islam to Christianity? No.

The majority of conversion movements were accomplished peacefully and with little or no bloodshed.

Did a lot of pagan arifacts survive in Europe? Depends on where in Europe one looks.


43 posted on 07/11/2012 7:21:07 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: Paleo Conservative
Without a Constitution, Egypt will go where it was expected.


44 posted on 07/11/2012 7:21:28 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Everything he touches turns to shi’ite..


45 posted on 07/11/2012 7:25:51 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: pallis
feel about the little revolution now. Some of them were all for this Democracy experiment
*******
Reminds me of Carter allowing the Ayatollah to return from exile in France back to Iran.

Democrats just don't understand foreign policy.

46 posted on 07/11/2012 7:31:24 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Morsi’s recent call to release the Blind Sheikh

I would have no problem returning him ... just throw him in the back of a C130 and fly over Cairo and dump him out the cargo door over a mosque at 10,000 feet while handcuffed and with leg iron on. When throwing him out the back make sure that Allah Akbar MF is shouted.


47 posted on 07/11/2012 7:32:24 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
As I see it, if they actually start to go ahead with this, there are two ways we could respond to it.

One, we could say that these monuments are the heritage of the world, and you effing Egyptians are not worthy of having them in your country. Therefore, we are annexing this part of your country NOW. (Airborne troops would already be landing there as we tell them this.) Any other parts of your country that we may need to support our ownership of the monuments is ours, too. (Suez canal, maybe?)

Or, two, we could offer--as a symbol of friendship--to "destroy" them for the Egyptians, thereby saving them the cost and effort. Then we disassemble them piece by piece and reassemble them in the Arizona desert as a tourist attraction. The disadvantage of this course is that it doesn't blow up any Muslims.

But, knowing Muslims, they'll give us another reason before long.

48 posted on 07/11/2012 7:43:14 PM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? [NRA Life Member])
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To: SatinDoll
Am I equating Islam to Christianity? No.

Well, thank goodness for that clarification.

49 posted on 07/11/2012 7:47:42 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Muslim Obama must be very pleased with his “Brotherhood”.


50 posted on 07/11/2012 7:50:02 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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