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Not Too Much Clout

Texaslady58 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 10:15 AM
Real americans stand for something and take pride in it (like our country and our way of life) , while libs, progressives, atheists etc. stand for nothing but want everything they are the bain of society along with the other bottom feeders, what I don't get is if they hate it here so bad why don't they leave.
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 10:45 AM
I thought Mitt Romney's firm was the Bain of society !
Texaslady58 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 10:53 AM
I bet you are one of the bottom feeders, well Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, I will pray for you.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 10:42 AM
Who will take them? Wherever they go they will destroy whatever is good in that society, like ticks they suck the lifeblood out of their hosts.

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