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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Don't be a dumb bunny,.....

Give the kids something yummy!!!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008


PHILADELPHIA -- They warmed themselves by sheer numbers, ignoring the clouds that formed with each frozen scream. They added to the chilly night by waving white towels.

The City of Brotherly Love waited two days longer than expected, but after a wait that had entered its 28th year, what's another few days? After a weather delay announced at "an even 46 hours," the electrified crowd began simmering with celebratory dreams as the suspended Game 5 of the 2008 World Series began.

The Phillies delivered the long-awaited goods with a 4-3 win over the Rays on a 44-degree Wednesday night, completing a five-game triumph to earn the franchise the second World Series championship in its 125-year history. It started a baseball celebration not seen since Oct. 21, 1980, when Tug McGraw struck out Kansas City's Willie Wilson and leapt into Mike Schmidt's arms.

"I always thought we could win the World Series," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel told the national television audience and the fans at Citizens Bank Park as the World Series trophy was presented to the club after the game. "I knew we could beat anybody in our league. I look at what I see in our guys, I see chemistry and our attitude and our makeup and how much we like to play and how much the Philadelphia fans back us, I know we can win the World Series.

"This is for Philadelphia. This is for our fans. Hey, I look around here and who's the world champions? I thank you."

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Maybe Those French Aren't So Bad After All,...

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama's positions on Iran, according to reports that have reached Israel's government.

Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France. But according to a senior Israeli government source, the reports reaching Israel indicate that Sarkozy views the Democratic candidate's stance on Iran as "utterly immature" and comprised of "formulations empty of all content."

Obama visited Paris in July, and the Iranian issue was at the heart of his meeting with Sarkozy. At a joint press conference afterward, Obama urged Iran to accept the West's proposal on its nuclear program, saying that Iran was creating a serious situation that endangered both Israel and the West.

According to the reports reaching Israel, Sarkozy told Obama at that meeting that if the new American president elected in November changed his country's policy toward Iran, that would be "very problematic."

Until now, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany have tried to maintain a united front on Iran. But according to the senior Israeli source, Sarkozy fears that Obama might "arrogantly" ignore the other members of this front and open a direct dialogue with Iran without preconditions. (TM - Obama "arrogant?" mais non!)

Following their July meeting, Sarkozy repeatedly expressed disappointment with Obama's positions on Iran, concluding that they were "not crystallized, and therefore many issues remain open," the Israeli source said. Advisors to the French president who held separate meetings with Obama's advisors came away with similar impressions and expressed similar disappointment.

According to the Israeli source, Sarkozy plans to begin intensive negotiations with the new American administration, regardless of whether it is headed by Obama or Republican Sen. John McCain, even before the new president takes office in January, with the goal of persuading him to continue the current policy on Iran.

But Sarkozy's pessimism does not stem only from Obama's stance; it also stems from the overall behavior of the international community toward Iran's nuclear program, and particularly its inability to agree on a fourth round of Security Council sanctions against the Islamic Republic. This foot-dragging will make it impossible to effect a change in Iran's nuclear policy, Sarkozy believes.

The French intelligence community believes that Iran has already obtained about 40 percent of the enriched uranium it would need for its first bomb, and that at its current rate, it will obtain the rest of the uranium it needs in the spring or summer of 2009.

However, French agencies are divided over what Iran is likely to do once it has this uranium. One view is that the Iranians will immediately make a nuclear bomb, in order to demonstrate their capability. The other is that Iran will continue enriching uranium without making a bomb - at least until it has enough enriched uranium for several bombs.

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Its My Blogoversary!

Yes, gentle readers, 4 years ago today the blogosphere was invaded by a Star Trek-obsessed paramedic with a lot on his mind.

I didn't have a blogfather, nor have I blogfathered many others.

That was 27,100+ visitors ago (a blink of the eye to uber-bloggers like Tony Phyrillas, ALa and Wyatt, but that's another story,...)

I've made 1781 postings.

I came here to just post what was on my mind back then. Unfortunately, a major election got in the way.

In 2004, the choice was easy: a standing president in a time of war versus a yellow-stained dilettante who'd rather talk than fight.

Now, in just a few days, we stand as a nation at a cross roads: "Change" our direction to one of socialized medicine, egregious taxation, and capitulation to our enemies (note to the Obamessiah: you didn't win the nomination, you're opponent lost it because she ran on the history of just such a plan. It didn't work 8 years ago and left our guard down, why repeat the same mistakes?) or forge ahead with a strong defense, a strong economy and a true moral compass (despite what the DailyKrudites, the nutroots and the Young, Deluded Socialists think, George W Bush can't run for a third term!)

In four years, I've made many friends. I've seen some fall by the wayside, given to frustration, technological issues, or just life in general.

I've tried my hand at political rallying. And to my friends in the Red November Initiative: I'm sorry I didn't give as much time to the project as a I should and I've let you all down.

This isn't a farewell address. In fact, its far from it:

To paraphrase the late, great Charlton Heston - YOU'LL TAKE MY BLOG WHEN YOU PRY MY KEYBOARD FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!

Now, on to November 4th!!!!!!!

BTW - Its also TheFed's birthday. He's old. Just don't remind him,....

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Caption It!

OK,..last one unless I get more than 3 responses,....

Other captioneers:

Cowboy Blob
ALa @ Blonde Sagacity


Thursday, October 23, 2008

I'M Joe the Plumber,....

and the newer and longer one,...


Monday, October 20, 2008

Inside the Mind of Obama Supporters,....

The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy at Work! And you thought the DailyKrud was a raging loon,..

From regional kommisar Daniel UA and his Young Socialists of Philadelphia:

Brian Tierney Uses the Inquirer to Spread Right-Wing Talking Points, and Settle Old Scores
Submitted by Dan U-A on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 8:38am.

Yesterday, the Inquirer endorsed Barack Obama. Not a shock, right? The endorsement was nice and well thought out. But then, there was something strange... The paper also published a 'dissenting opinion,' hid under anonymity. Seems pretty weird, and it is not something I have ever seen. But when you actually read it, the implications are pretty clear: Brian Tierney, the former communications guy for local Republicans, appears to be doing exactly what he said he would not do: using his newspaper to push his own agenda.

And why does Brian Tierney the dissenting opinion want McCain?

Perhaps, my friends, you have heard of Joe the Plumber?

There are other reasons Tierney the dissenter is for McCain too- and they are pretty standard. He was a POW, national security, he is a Mavericky Maverick who will get all Maverick-like when the times call for a Maverick of Maverickian proportions.

But then, Brian Tierney the dissenter had to mention why he was against Obama. And in doing so, he gave us the dumbest, stupidest recitation of right-wing talking points that you will find in a major newspaper. It could literally be pulled off of a far-right website:

Ask people to describe McCain and the first response often is, "He's honest." What you see is what you get. There are no mysterious associations to dance around. No 20-year attendance of a church whose pastor preached anti-American sermons. No serving on an education reform panel with a domestic terrorist. No financial support from a convicted felon. No ties to a group currently under investigation for possible voter-registration fraud.

Even for Tierney the dissenter, that is a stupid paragraph and shows that while he dutifully gets his right-wing talking points in the mail, he doesn't pay attention much beyond them. Lets take that felon line, for example. If Tierney the dissenter had watched as John McCain was interviewed by that hard hitting journalist David Letterman, he would have known that not only did McCain get financial support (including donations, a fundraiser, etc) from a convicted felon- the oh-so-wonderful G. Gordon Liddy- but that he was proud of it.

The whole thing seems like it is straight from an pitch man who got used to spouting off some unchallenged talking points on ABC's Inside Story. I wonder why?

The TrekMedic finally stops being doubled over with laughter to point out:

OK, Danny,..we've always thought your perception of reality was a little off, but,..jeez,...Shrillary couldn't have written a more paranoid talking point piece on HuffPo or Vanity Fair if she tried!

Where do I start? Oh, yeah,..you're ASSUMING it was Brian Tierney that posted the dissenting opinion. No name written,..did you hack his computer and verify the IP address? Maybe it WAS Kevin Ferris?

And this would be the same Brian Tierney who's liberal-press papers have been kissing the ass of the Obamessiah so much that they'er having troubles paying the bills over at the Inky and that other paper?

Hell, even one of your own, the level-headed "Zorro" who posted this:

A few observations:

* It's Tierney's paper; he has the right to say what he wants, + we have the right to choose to buy it or not.

* Tierney could easily have forced the Editorial Board to either refrain from any endorsement or to endorse McCain; the fact that he did not, + 'merely' wrote his own 'dissenting opinion' actually speaks well for him when compared to what he easily could have done. In other words, he chose to speak his own mind, rather than blatantly interfere w/editorial decisions.

* The David Axlerod reference was extremely juvenile, and completely irrelevant.


was verbally castrated by your zombie-like followers!

Really, Danny, march yourself back to high school and start over. Leave the politics to the grown-ups from now on,...

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Et Tu, Brute??


Colin Powell, the man who delivered to the United Nations the U.S. case for war against Iraq, said he is going to vote for Barack Obama for president.

The former secretary of state for President Bush said the next individual to serve as president of the United States will have to reach out to the world community, and he believes Obama has both style and substance to be successful in that role

"I think he is a transformational figure coming into the world stage and for that reason I'll be voting for Barack Obama," Powell, who also served as President George H.W. Bush's Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

A spokesman at the Obama campaign told FOX News the candidate is pleased with the support.

"It was anticipated in some political circles, but I think it will be news to most Americans and it's good news to our campaign," said Obama adviser Brad Woodhouse.

Powell said with two weeks left until the election, he will not campaign for the Democratic presidential candidate.



Not content to befoul the Philadelphia air with his premature obituary on Thursday in The Paper That Shall Not Be Named, Mike Smerconish goes the Full Monty today in the Inkwaster and fully endorses the Obamessiah:

HT to Captain America for the pic!

I've decided.

My conclusion comes after reading the candidates' memoirs and campaign platforms, attending both party conventions, interviewing both men multiple times, and watching all primary and general-election debates.

John McCain is an honorable man who has served his country well. But he will not get my vote. For the first time since registering as a Republican 28 years ago, I'm voting for a Democrat for president. I may have been an appointee in the George H.W. Bush administration, and master of ceremonies for George W. Bush in 2004, but last Saturday I stood amid the crowd at an Obama event in North Philadelphia.

Click the link and read his reasons for buying into the lies! Try not to lose your Sunday Brunch in the process!!

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

If a Picture is Worth a Thouand Words,...

Bill Shaw just wrote a novel at Writemarsh!

Click HERE for the rest of the images!! Pass along the reality of the Obamessiah and of things to come!

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Friday, October 17, 2008

An Obit for the Smerconish Show,....

HT the Matt Best at PAWaterCooler as he rebuts Mike Smeroconish's premature McCain obit:

Michael Smerconish decided that the election is over 19 days before it actually happens. Frankly I’m thrilled. It means arrogant individuals like Mr. Smerconish don’t need to show up on election day and vote.

Mr. Smerconish decided to get out in front and write an obituary of the McCain campaign. You can read the memo here.

I have my own memo that I’d like to share with all PAWatercooler readers.

The GOP: The first obituary


To: Michael Smerconish and other RINO Republicans of PA

From: Matthew Best

Date: Nov. 5, 2008

Congratulations comrade. Your candidate won. I’m sure you are sitting around in some plush Philly office space, being all proud of yourself, and thinking that you taught those darn conservatives from the rest of the state a lesson. You showed them that they are wrong. What a sweet taste of victory that must be.

But what exactly did you win? Clearly, the old phrase that those who know not history are doomed to repeat it should be paid attention to. Because of your efforts and other RINOs like yourself, you’ve succeeded in ensuring that the GOP will be a almost permanent minority for some time to come, if it survives at all. Kind of reminds me of those 40 years that the Democrats controlled Congress. Republicans didn’t have a say in government. They didn’t have a say in policy. So they spent time being good country club Republicans, raising a voice every now and then, but not rattling the Democrat majority too often. They never wanted to stop the flow of table scraps that the Democrats would throw to them.

And for what purpose anyway, especially if there is only a nuance of difference between the parties that you are advocating. What is there fight about if both parties support abortion? What is there to fight about if both parties support tax increases? What is there to fight about if both parties are for bigger government? What is there to fight about if the Republicans are moderate to liberal and the Democrats are moderate to liberal? Isn’t that what you are really advocating? Peace at the price of chains. God forbid we rock the boat.

All I can say is this - keep doing what you’re doing. You are helping to ensure that the party under RINO leadership ends up the way of the Whig party. The sooner that happens, the better off we’ll be. Then we can leave RINOism on the trashheap of history.

In the mean time, enjoy the Obama paradise that you worked to achieve. You deserve it. Be sure you get your ushanka and wear it proudly - I hear winter is going to be extra cold and energy prices are going to soar. But I’m sure you don’t mind - especially now that we’ve elected Obama, who will solve all our problems. Besides, you’ll get table scraps, right?

The TrekMedic appends:

I've already switched to Bill Bennett. I just couldn't stomach Smerconish kissing RINO-in-charge Specter's ass everyday!

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Joe Can't S-P-E-L!

The product of the Scranton School District???

And being a Star Trek fan, I can't help but put this up for comparison:

OK,..a little esoteric, but Trekkies get it,...

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Another Reason to Not Like Obama,...

HT to Captain America and his eagle-eye vision:

Take a good look at this door. Look closely at the upper left corner. Next to the Malcolm X picture. No, not that one, the OTHER one. Yeah, that one. That’s right, it’s none other than France’s favorite cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Take a guess who’s office this door belongs to? How about none other than Dr. William Ayers of Weather Underground fame. That’s right folks, Barack’s main man is STILL unrepentant about his terrorist activities and still shows contempt for law enforcement by displaying the image of a cop killer. He makes me sick. I hope every LEO reads this and gets the point that Barack Obama associates with the far left elements in politics and life. His administration will be a reflection of those associations, so be prepared. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

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STILL The Team to Beat!

Phils reach first World Series since '93
NLCS MVP Hamels guides Phillies over Dodgers in clincher
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com

LOS ANGELES -- Using a Hollywood script without a surprise ending, the Phillies captured the National League pennant Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium with a 5-1 win over the Dodgers.
With the triumph in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series comes Philadelphia's first trip to the World Series since 1993. That team lost to the Blue Jays.

"Yes, we're going to the World Series," Ryan Howard said, shouting. "That sounds really good to say."

Never straying from their opportunistic best, the Phillies leapt out when Jimmy Rollins scorched a homer on the game's eighth pitch -- much like he did in the deciding Division Series game against Milwaukee.

"I didn't see it," Rollins said. "I just hit it and took off, not taking anything for granted. I knew [if it dropped in] I was getting on second, and if they made a mistake, I was going to get on third."

He got home. With a 1-0 lead and the ball in ace Cole Hamels' sterling left hand, a ticket to the World Series seemed inevitable.

The Dodgers never had a chance against Hamels, who was named the NLCS MVP. The left-hander bested his Game 1 performance with seven innings of five-hit ball, allowing one run and striking out five. The Phils await the winner of the American League Championship Series, in which the Rays lead the Red Sox, 3-1.

Rollins' drive to right-center field, the 10th leadoff homer in LCS history, rattled Dodgers righty Chad Billingsley, and the 24-year-old unraveled in the third. Walks to Rollins and Chase Utley followed by two-out RBI singles by Howard and Pat Burrell pushed the lead to 3-0. Billingsley's final act was issuing an intentional walk to new Phillies postseason hero Shane Victorino.

Sloppy Dodgers defense, specifically three errors by shortstop Rafael Furcal, led to two unearned runs in the fifth. While Hamels welcomed the support, he was at his dominating best, posting a 1.23 ERA in three postseason starts. He ended each of his final five innings with strikeouts.

The final one came on his 104th pitch, and caught Jeff Kent looking, preserving a four-run lead. At that moment, the Dodgers had two runners on and Kent could've pulled the Dodgers within a run with one swing.

He didn't.

From the dugout, Moyer yelled, "Two hands!"

"I was so happy when I knew the last out was in my hands," Ruiz said. "It wasn't too high, but it took forever to come down."

How long did it take to land?

"About 10 minutes," Joe Blanton said. "It was a while. I was running up the steps, and [was] out of breath at the end. That out seemed to take longer than the whole inning, combined."

The celebration spilled onto the field and into the tiny visitors' clubhouse at Dodger Stadium. The celebration was louder and more boisterous as the reality of playing in the World Series began to sink in.

Rollins was doused by Howard, then later returned the gesture. Pedro Feliz, in a rare display of emotion, screamed in the center of the party and paid for it with a five-pronged attack.

Off to the side, Chris Coste pinched a few of his teammates, starting with Clay Condrey.

"It's real," Condrey said. "Seriously, We're here."

When the clubhouse became claustrophobic, the celebration spilled onto the field, where West Coast Phillies fans were waiting. With banners with slogans like Tug McGraw's "Ya Gotta Believe," and "One More," transplanted fans tried to make the players feel like the were in Citizens Bank Park.

Acknowledging the sea of red jerseys, players offered high fives and pointed to their faithful. In Philadelphia, some 3,000 miles away, the fans were rollicking in the streets.

"I can only imagine what it's going to be like when we land, how excited the people are going to be," Victorino said. "It's going to be a fun time, but we're still not done. This means a lot, but we don't want to stop here."

Fifteen years after the Phillies suffered a six-game loss to Pat Gillick's Blue Jays, the Phils are returning to the Fall Classic. This time, they are led by Gillick, the 71-year-old general manager who intends to retire after the season.

Returning to the World Series are Lidge and Eric Bruntlett (2005, Astros), So Taguchi (2006, Cardinals) and Feliz and Scott Eyre (2002, Giants).

Heading the list of first-timers include the 45-year-old Moyer, whose eyes remained red through the entire celebration, and Burrell, the longest-tenured Phillie who made his Major League debut in May 2000.

As the Phillies got closer, Burrell said he couldn't help but think of the lean and close-but-not-close-enough years.

"Almost daily, especially now with what we've been doing," said Burrell, who could barely contain himself as the final out was recorded. "It's easy to get caught up in the moment, but when you look back ... We see where we've come and where we're at. ... There's no way to describe this. Now it's time to keep going."

The city of Philadelphia waited 15 years for the Phils' sixth journey to the biggest stage, and the organization has a chance to capture its second World Series championship. A title would snap a 25-year drought by the city's four major sports. No professional team in Philadelphia has won it all since the NBA's 76ers in 1983.

"After hearing about the '93 team and the '80 team over and over and over, we finally have a chance to make our mark," Rollins said. "It's crazy. [Getting to the World Series] is always worth the wait, and you always want to come back for more. We're here now, four games away. It's something everybody says they're going to do once in their career, and you hope it happens. That day has come. We don't have to watch October."

How about Utley's stabbing of Russell Martin's line drive in Game 4, and tagging the base to squelch a rally?

Pick a moment. They're all good.

The Phillies have taken three steps, and want a fourth. At 99 wins, 103 is where they want to be.

"We've got one more big step, then we're going to take a grand parade," manager Charlie Manuel said.

Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Caption It!

Sorry, the last contest fizzled and The Job is interfering with my blogging.

Have at it!

Others playing the game:

Cowboy Blob
Gone Rick Motel
Blond Sagacity (She's a new mom, so give her some lovin' too!)


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pennsylvania's Votes for Sale?

Rec'd from AlexC via IM:

A retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice says that she is "not confident we can get a fair election" in the state come November.

Justice Sandra Newman, accompanied by Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico and Pennsylvania Republican State Chairman Robert Gleason, expressed her concerns at a Harrisburg press conference this morning. A thick document replete with photo copies of phony registrations and aerial shots of vacant lots used as "addresses" for "voters" was handed out to journalists.

Gleason was even more explicit.

"Between March 23rd and October 1st, various groups, including ACORN, submitted over 252,595 registrations to the Philadelphia County Election Board" with 57, 435 rejected for faulty information. "Most of these registrations were submitted by ACORN, and rejected due to fake social security numbers, incorrect dates of birth, clearly fraudulent signatures, addresses that do not exist, and duplicate registrations. In one case, a man was registered to vote more than 15 times since the Primary election."

"Voter fraud is no longer just a Philadelphia problem," Gleason said, with ACORN targeting key counties across the state. Counties specifically cited included:

* Delaware County: One of four key suburban counties that surround Philadelphia and are at the heart of the campaign by the forces of Senator Barack Obama to carry the state. In one instance, an ACORN employee circulating voter registration forms in Delaware County was featured on the Pennsylvania "Megan's Law" website, described as having been arrested for "aggravated indecent assault" of a child. Other ACORN circulators had prior criminal records for forgery and giving false information to a police officer, among other charges. Gleason has provided copies of complaints from actual Delaware County voters who were notified by the local election board of their "new" registration to vote. One voter wrote that he "did not complete this form because this information does not match my info at all. I have been a voter for many years. Did not recently register to vote." Said another: "I did not submit any application for voter registration…While the spelling of my name and address is correct, the birth date and Drivers License (sic) number are incorrect." And another angrily wrote that the "personal information" on a form submitted in her name "IS NOT ME." She added: Please have the county investigate this. I feel my identity is being compromised."

* Philadelphia County: The situation in the state's largest city is so bad the Philadelphia City Commission, which supervises the registration of Philadelphia voters, voted unanimously to "voluntarily" turn over its extensive records to the United States Attorney's office for prosecution.

* Dauphin County: Dauphin County (the location of the state capital) District Attorney Marsico said the situation was so bad in Harrisburg that one ACORN worker is now being sought by authorities for submitting more than 100 fraudulent voter registration forms. The charge is 19 counts of perjury. One Harrisburg lobbyist, a voter for 30 years, had received notification she had recently filled out a registration form. The lobbyist went straight to the DA with her complaint. Marsico said that what was happening with ACORN "affects the integrity of the process" and that the volume of phony registrations made him "sure that others are going on" that have been undetected.

* Allegheny County: Pittsburgh. Here District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. and county police Superintendent Charles Moffatt have just announced, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that "they are investigating and considering charges against ACORN staffers and other voter registration groups."

* Centre County: The home of Penn State, which enrolls more than 40,000 students at its home campus. Justice Newman said there was a "massive effort" to fraudulently register students, with efforts aimed at "multiple registrations."

* Erie County: The county at the northwestern tip of the state with its largest namesake city, here too students at local colleges are being targeted in "student registration drives" designed to register voters 18 and over "multiples of times." Student registrants, registered to vote in their home states, had "pending absentee ballot applications" submitted so they could vote for president both in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. The Director of Elections in Erie has reported the telltale "same handwriting" on applications, according to Newman.

Marsico added that he believed the attempted fraud was being perpetrated in smaller Pennsylvania counties as well, counties where the resources to investigate simply don't exist.

Perhaps most humorously was the role of 21st century technology in tracking down several attempted frauds. Through the wonder of Google, aerial shots displayed the following:

* 2418 Curtin Terrace in Philadelphia is -- an empty field.
* 3103 S. 24th Street in Philadelphia -- ditto.
* 4543 N. 11th Street in Philadelphia -- ditto.

And so on. And on again.

Asked whether the Pennsylvania State Democratic Party had come forward to work with the GOP on the ACORN voter fraud issue, Gleason tersely shook his head. One source did say that much of the impetus for the fraud was "an Obama effort," as opposed to the Democratic Party as an institution.

All of this brings Pennsylvania into focus as yet another key battleground state where a serious effort is being made to, bluntly put, steal the presidency in a move reminiscent of the attempts made by the 2000 Gore campaign in Florida. Just as ACORN's efforts have been directed at key electoral states such as Florida, Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico Ohio, and Wisconsin, so within Pennsylvania have its efforts been targeted at key Pennsylvania counties. For decades the internal electoral math of the state for Republicans has been to overwhelm the heavy Democratic vote in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with strong showings in the Philadelphia suburbs, Central Pennsylvania, and western counties outside Pittsburgh.

Thus have ACORN's fraud efforts -- those at least that have been detected -- been directed at Philadelphia (where increasing the Obama total to counter less enthusiastic support from white ethnics becomes critical), Delaware County in the pro-GOP Philadelphia suburbs, Dauphin County (in the heart of Central Pennsylvania) and Erie in the Northwest.

Is it really possible that the presidency could be stolen for Obama by virtue of a massive voter fraud here in Pennsylvania? And elsewhere? ACORN seems to think so. One so-called "non-partisan" ACORN member, Gleason pointed out, has been captured on video tape saying the group's objective was to "beat McCain down." Not exactly "non-partisan" sounding, is it?

Newman, the retired Supreme Court Justice, was blunt on the evidence: "I don't want a president who does this."

ACORN clearly does. Makes you wonder: why?

Jeffrey Lord is a Reagan White House political director and author. He writes from Pennsylvania.

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

...And the Horse You Rode In On,....

Spewing garbage from the Leftist A-Hole Times:

ANGRYVILLE -- You spend any time in this dingy city and around these folks, and pit bulls running wild come to mind.

Fine when leashed, but set them free, put a beer in their grubby paws and it's only a matter of time before they're going to go on the attack -- both the home team and its opponent feeling the bite.

It's an angry place, all right, everything old here in Philadelphia, crumbling and in ruin. Even the city's main attraction has a crack in it.

So the prevailing opinion around here is you have to be an obstinate pug to make it in Philly, the football team tough, the hockey team a bunch of bullies and the Phillies rugged competitors like Larry Bowa.

This is supposed to make Philly an intimidating place to play, Bowa telling the media Wednesday that if the Dodgers thought Chicago was bad, "they're going to be in for a rude awakening" playing here.

"It was like a West Coast crowd in Chicago," said Bowa, the Philly in him unable to keep himself from slapping Dodgers fans, and apparently discounting the manner in which Nancy Bea Hefley can whip a Dodgers crowd into a frenzy. (TM - Frenzy? LA? Nah, too busy munching granola and smoking doobies for that level of excitement!)

But if a Philly crowd is so intimidating, as Bowa suggests, why do the Phillies lose here so often? A year ago, the Phillies became the first pro sports franchise in North American history to lose 10,000 games.

Philly has always been more bark than championship bite, so why should the Dodgers give a hoot about folks who paint their faces and then have to drive home looking like sad clowns?

The Dodgers have the better team, a destiny date in Boston, and while that might make the folks in Philly miserable, they don't know how to act any differently here.

Funny thing, too, this series will probably come back here for Games 6 and 7, and nothing more disappointing than getting that close to a World Series only to trudge out of the stadium wondering what went wrong.

The Phillies get the first two games here, their best pitcher in Cole Hamels starting against Derek Lowe, who is pitching for a new contract next year, as much motivation as any pro athlete can have these days. Advantage Lowe.

Brett Myers, who has more losses than wins, then takes on Chad Billingsley, and the Dodgers look pretty good to win one of the first two games here. A sweep is not out of the question -- especially if Matt Kemp opts to rejoin the Dodgers.

"I didn't care that I went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts when we clinched because we won," Kemp said, "but I'd like to contribute, too. And adding an extra bat might help make a difference.

"I just need to calm down. I saw all those towels waving, and I got excited and said to myself, I just have to get a hit. The same thing happened in Arizona earlier this season, and I made the adjustment."

Kemp failed to come through with the game on the line in Arizona one day, regrouped and the next delivered the winning hit.

"It was my best at-bat of the season; I was in a zone," he said. "I need to do that again. All those towels waving got me nervous. I'm emotional, but I think that last series helped me."

OK, so if Phillies' fans show up waving towels, maybe the Dodgers only go 1-1 here before returning to Dodger Stadium on Sunday.

But then it really turns ugly for the Phillies, who can only throw 100-year-old softball pitcher Jamie Moyer at the Dodgers and then just another guy in Joe Blanton.

The Dodgers hitters weren't much earlier this season, but even at their worst, they feasted on pitchers like Moyer and Blanton.

Now as long as the Dodgers don't get into a slugfest in Games 3 and 4 and lose the advantage of playing a team that can do no better than Moyer and Blanton, no reason why they can't be sitting in L.A. with a 3-1 advantage.

Three playoff wins in L.A. might be asking for too much, though, from a Dodgers team that doesn't figure to be as good as the Phillies in close games down the stretch. But leaving L.A. up 3-2 makes everyone at Fox hoping for an L.A.-Boston matchup feeling pretty good.

That would take the series back to the city, though, that just isn't quite up to the standards of New York or Boston, the Dodgers needing one more win in this angry place.

Now as intimidating as Philly likes to think it is, could the Dodgers come up with one win in Game 6 or Game 7 to move on?

"If it comes down to that," Manager Joe Torre said, "we can get one more win."

So there you go, the Phillies lose again, but then what's new?

THE NED COLLETTI victory/resurrection tour continues. The former Cubs' PR guy returned to Wrigley Field as Dodgers' GM, renewing interest in the book he wrote years ago for Cubs fans, "You Gotta Have Heart."

Now back here, he was the subject of Bob Ford's fine column in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Ford reminded everyone that Colletti was a sportswriter covering hockey for the defunct Philadelphia Journal.

Colletti, writing under the headline, "Sittler, deal not dead yet," wrote: "Out of the murk came the plane. Out of the plane came Keith Allen, PaulHolmgren, Flyers' President Bob Butera, Flyers' attorney RonRutenberg and . . . and . . . and . . . the crew.

"What? You were expecting DarrylSittler? Humphrey Bogart?"

Not surprisingly, the paper went out of business the next day, ending Colletti's journalism career.

T.J. Simers can have bile spewed upon at


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Leftywood is at it Again!

What is it about "An American Carol" that scares the Hollywood leftist elite so much that they need to sink to this level?

According to a spokesperson for Mpower, the production company for “An American Carol”, there have been reports of ticket fraud over the picture’s opening weekend.

Other irregularities have been reported as well, such as the movie posted with an “R” rating instead of the “PG-13″ the movie received.

An “R” rating would limit younger viewers from seeing the movie and producers normally will jump through a few hoops in order to get a “PG-13″ rating instead of an “R”.

A website has been set up to investigate and take information from movie-goers who bought tickets for the right wing comedy, “An American Carol” and received tickets for other movies. According to the site, An American Carol/fraud:

We have had heard from numerous people across the country that there has been some ticket fraud when buying a ticket for An American Carol this past weekend.

Please check your ticket. If you were in fact one of those people that were “mistakenly” sold a ticket for another movie please fill out the form below. Hold on to your ticket so we can have proof.

If you have noticed other irregularities with the theatres in your area please let us know in the comment section below. For instance, Rated R film rating (when in fact we are rated PG-13), posters not being up, not being listed on the marquee, image or focus problems, sound issues, etc.

Please email us a picture of your ticket stub to fraud@americancarol.com

* An American Carol Trailer: Michael Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, “Pinheads”
* An American Carol: Movie Slaps Around Michael Moore and Liberals

DBKP contacted a source at Mpower for more information and received the following email.

“I just spoke to the office (i’m remote at the moment) and there have been 20 separate reports of theater fraud. I will get details and let you know.”

While 20 reports may not seem like many, the number of ticket-holders who didn’t know, don’t pay attention or didn’t report is likely to be much high.

Todd Warner Huston at NewsBusters is also asking questions about possible ticket fraud:

An American Carol debuted this past weekend and there have been some disturbing reports that ticket sales for the film have been fraudulently credited to other films in cineaplexes all across the country. The rumors are so persistent that the American Carol folks have added a section to their website for movie-goers to report the fraud. The filmmakers are reporting that at least 10 theaters are being investigated for this fraudulent practice.

So, if you have attended this film and happen to still have you ticket stubs, take a look at them to see if you were credited with having paid to attend the right movie.

“An American Carol” is the rarest of Hollywood movies: it makes fun of the Left and liberals and celebrates America.

Predictably, it was slammed in reviews on Left-wing and MSM sites in the run-up to the film being released this past weekend.

On a personal note: In the cinema complex that this reviewer attended, outside of Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, “An American Carol” had a good audience, with most of the people in the line ahead requesting tickets to see the David Zucker-produced movie.

When new information is available, DBKP will have another report on the theater fraud.

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Gotcha! Katie Couric!

Just as Charlie Gibson did in his interview with Sarah Palin, Katie Couric set out to humiliate the Republican vice-presidential candidate with a series of "gotcha" questions.

This tactic - rarely employed with major liberal candidates - could be used equally effectively against Ms. Couric, or most any other liberal member of the television news media. It would be highly instructive to have Ms. Couric asked questions in the same way in which she (and Gibson) asked questions of Mrs. Palin.

For example:
Q: Critics of the war in Iraq argue that prior to the invasion of Iraq, America had never attacked a country that had no plans to attack it. How then do you explain the Korean War?

On my radio show, I have asked this question of some of the most celebrated names among liberal intellectuals, and they had little or nothing to say. One major editor simply admitted that he had little familiarity with that war. That is too bad because America invaded a country that had absolutely no intention, let alone ability, to attack the United States. The United States attacked Korea - and sacrificed over 30,000 American lives - solely in order to prevent Korea from becoming a totalitarian Communist state. We succeeded in the southern half, and over 50 years later, North Korea remains essentially a gigantic concentration camp.

Q: Many Americans believe that the most important way of understanding the effects of taxation on government revenues is the Laffer Curve. What is your opinion about this?

The Laffer Curve, which, unlike the "Bush Doctrine," is objectively definable, is perhaps the most important economic argument against tax increases - because at a given point of increased taxation, the government will actually receive less tax revenue, not more. It would be quite surprising if many TV news people, including anchors, could define this economic theory, let alone intelligently discuss it.

Q: Is there any point in a woman's pregnancy at which you would call an abortion immoral?

Ms. Couric spent some time trying to show how immoral Mrs. Palin's anti-abortion position is, since it even extends to cases of rape or incest. That was not necessarily unfair questioning. Even some who believe that human life begins at conception are prepared to allow abortions in the case of rape or incest. But it would be highly educational for Americans to see the tables reversed on pro-choice people: Are there any circumstances when a pro-choice person is prepared to make a moral judgment on killing a human fetus? How about during the third trimester (presuming, of course, that the pregnancy poses no threat to the life or health of the mother)? Or when an abortion is performed solely for convenience ?

Some more possible questions:

Q: Members of the news media believe, correctly, that individuals running for political office, because of their potentially great impact on American life, should subject themselves to interview after interview about their views, values, personal life and knowledge base by often hostile members of the news media.

But, the most powerful members of the news media, people who have more impact on American life than almost any politician in America, do not allow themselves to be interviewed about their views, values, personal life and knowledge of the issues. Why not?

Q: Which of the Federalist Papers do you think is most important? Why?

Q: In a question to Mrs. Palin, you said that "women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes." If that is so, why don't employers only hire women whenever possible? Is it possible that many women choose more flexible hours, want jobs with less travel and may choose less demanding work given their desire to be home more?

Dennis Prager hosts a nationally syndicated radio talk show and is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

©The Evening Bulletin 2008

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Nearly Everyone Reads the Philadelphia Bulletin,...

Tough times for Philadelphia's leftists rags? Hopefully a boycott of The Paper That Shall Not Be Named is playing a part in this:

New York - The owners of Philadelphia's two major daily newspapers missed an interest payment once again as they seek a new agreement with lenders to account for the continuing decline they expect in advertising revenue.

The latest move appears aimed at forcing lenders to renegotiate, something many have been doing with newspaper companies as the worsening economy puts additional pressure on an advertising market that - long before the current downturn began - already was suffering from a migration of readers and ad dollars to the Internet.

Philadelphia Media Holdings LLC, which owns The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia XXXXX XXXX, said it had enough cash on hand to make its Oct. 1 payment, but was awaiting completion of the renegotiations to release the money.

Although the company made a reference to "the chaos, volatility and uncertainty in today's financial and credit markets" of recent weeks, the newspapers' troubles began long before that.The company first missed a payment in June, and in August it proposed restructuring its lending agreements to help it weather the drop in advertising revenue.

Philadelphia Media's missed payment of an unspecified amount, disclosed in a statement Friday, follows a decision by the Star Tribune of Minneapolis to skip a $9 million quarterly debt payment to save cash as it, too, tries to restructure its debt.

In both cases, the owners took on debt to buy the papers from McClatchy Co., which itself restructured its lending agreements last month. A group of investors led by former advertising executive Brian Tierney bought the two Philadelphia papers for $562 million in June 2006; Avista Capital Partners acquired the Star Tribune for $530 million in March 2007.

"Both of those went to companies that bought what they thought were undervalued properties at a low time in the market and found out they had bought too early," Ken Doctor, a media analyst with Outsell Inc., said Monday. He said advertising revenue has declined faster than anticipated all year.


©The Evening Bulletin 2008

The TrekMedic lets loose some schadenfreude:

Brian, you had a chance to re-make the Inky into a force for good, but you've let the unions and losers like Chris "I Hate America" Satullo run the paper into the ground.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Leading Man Quiz

Your result for The Classic Leading Man Test...

Humphrey Bogart

You scored 36% Tough, 10% Roguish, 43% Friendly, and 14% Charming!

Click HERE to take the test!


Those Who Forget History,...

As we go into Round Two of the "Debate to Save America," let's draw some comparisons from presidents and debates of the past:

Its 1988. Cold Warrior Ronald Reagan has left this country with one of the largest militaries in history and the ability to both project ourselves anywhere in the world and to beat the living snot out of our enemies.

Second-in-Command George H.W. Bush is left with one major mandate in his first term: deliver the final knockout punch to a Soviet Union that is on its knees. He does. Had he been re-elected, his next move would have been to clean up the mess and be vigilant for more enemies on the horizon.

Then he looked at his watch during a debate and it was all over. Along came a saxophone-playing common man and a jug-eared vox populist to leap at the opening. The sax player won out.

Clinton looked around and thought "the Cold War is over. We have no more major enemies in the world. He then proceeded to "talk" to our enemies. They promised to stop being mean to us and he took them at their word. Our military was eviscerated. And what followed?
  • 1993 - the World Trade Center is bombed
  • 1993 - Somali paramilitary takes out two of our Blackhawk helicopters. We turn tail and leave.
  • Yugoslavia dissolves into civil war. We get into a sparring match with the Serbs. Clinton's spine dissolves and we refuse to actually engage the Serbs in a real fight as the public decries the possible loss of life.
  • 1998 - US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania are bombed. We retaliate by lobbing long-range missiles at a Sudanese aspirin factory.
  • 2000 - The USS Cole is attacked
And all the while, the so-called "Peace Dividend" brought about a budget surplus and tax cuts. The American people were happy.

Saxman Clinton's replacement, George W. Bush, wasn't even in office long enough to get his agenda going when the same people Clinton ignored for 8 years sucker-punched us on 9/11.

And now, gentle readers, we stand on the threshold of another administration. The debate tonight is between a Cold Warrior in his own right and another common man promising change and the chance to "talk it over" with those who would destroy us.

And the common man is ahead by 5 or more points in the polls.

It MUST change tonight!

**That's My Opinion and You're Entitled to It!**

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Obama - With Friends Like These Who Needs Enemies?

Really, America?

Does this represent you?

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Another Win for the Thin Blue Line!

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal for a new trial for death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted in the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer.

The justices did not comment on their action today, which leaves in place a federal appeals court ruling that upholds Abu-Jamal's murder conviction, but orders a new sentencing hearing.

Officer Daniel Faulkner was shot to death after pulling over Abu-Jamal's brother in an overnight traffic stop.

The case has drawn worldwide attention.

Prosecutors say Faulkner, 25, managed to shoot Abu-Jamal during the confrontation. A wounded Abu-Jamal, his own gun lying nearby, was still at the scene when police arrived, and authorities consider the evidence against him overwhelming.

Abu-Jamal, born Wesley Cook, has argued in numerous appeals that racism by the judge and prosecutors corrupted his 1982 conviction at the hands of a mostly white jury. Prosecutors, meanwhile, had appealed a federal judge's 2001 decision to grant Abu-Jamal a new sentencing hearing because of flawed jury instructions.

The Trekmedic ponders: I wonder if this will get Leftywood to stop drooling over the Obamessiah long enough to mount more useless court time?

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Saturday, October 04, 2008

An Example of What We Should Do to ALL of the MSM!

HT to Save the GOP! What a pleasure to watch a liberal get kicked to the curb twice in the same night:

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Friday, October 03, 2008

This is Ridiculous!

Why schools need to be taken away from the government's control:

Virginia Republicans are in an uproar after the state teacher's union sent an e-mail to its members encouraging them to wear blue-colored shirts to school to show their support for Barack Obama.

State Republicans are calling it an undisguised attempt to influence students' political views.

The Virginia Education Association sponsored "Obama Blue Day" on Tuesday. In an e-mail sent last week, it urged teachers to participate by dressing in blue.

"There are people out there not yet registered. You teach some of them," the Sept. 25 e-mail reads. "Others, including our members, remain on the fence! Its time for us to come together, voice our unity, because we make a difference!"

"Let's make Obama Blue Day a day of Action!" the e-mail continues. "Barack the vote!"

In a statement released to FOXNews.com Thursday, VEA President Kitty Boitnott defended the e-mail, saying that it called for teachers to wear blue shirts, but not ones that mentioned a candidate.

The invitation was not intended to "encourage teachers to use their classrooms for partisan political purposes," Boitnott said.

"The e-mail did not encourage teachers to talk with students about voting for any specific candidate, although it did suggest that teachers can encourage eligible students to register to vote. There certainly is nothing wrong with encouraging students who are 18 years of age or older to register to vote."

But many state Republicans are miffed by the plan, which they characterize as an obvious attempt by the teachers union to encourage young, impressionable voters to cast their ballots for Obama.

"It's a breach of public trust on many levels," Virginia Republican Party Communications Director Gerry Scimeca told FOXNews.com.

Scimeca, who described the VEA as a "very political organization," said the school environment is "a completely inappropriate place for teachers or education staff to be politicking on behalf of any candidate. Parents send their kids to school to get a bipartisan education."

The controversy surrounding the VEA's "Obama Blue Day" is not the only clash between partisan politics and education this election season.

The teachers union in New York has also come under fire for distributing thousands of Obama campaign buttons to its members, prompting a backlash from education officials and parents.

"Schools are not a place for politics and not a place for staff to wear political buttons," New York Department of Education spokeswoman Ann Forte told FOXNews.com.

"We don't want a school or school staff advocating for any political position or candidate to students and we don't want students feeling intimidated because they might hold a different belief or support a different candidate than their teachers," she said.

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How About a Nice Hawaiian Punch?

NO! NOT him,..

THE Team to Beat is only one game away from playing for the pennant!

PHILADELPHIA -- Playoff games aren't played with pencils and paper, though at times it certainly might seem that way. Take Thursday's Game 2 of the best-of-five National League Division Series, for example. The Phillies needed offense, especially against the Brewers -- especially against CC Sabathia -- and so manager Charlie Manuel spent his pregame time scrawling out an altered lineup.
First, he bumped Shane Victorino, more of a power threat from the right side of the plate, up to the No. 2 hole against the left-handed Sabathia. Then he dropped Jayson Werth, who Manuel sensed was pressing, into the sixth spot.

One grand slam and two doubles later, Victorino sat beaming through his postgame press conference at Citizens Bank Park.
"I don't ever question what Charlie does," he said, lounging two seats to Manuel's right. "Obviously, I don't think anybody should."

Few can question Manuel after what Victorino accomplished. Batting against a somewhat wild Sabathia with two outs in Thursday's second inning, Victorino drilled his first career grand slam into the left-field stands, giving the Phillies a lead that they would never relinquish. Four runs scored. Sabathia sulked. And the Phillies, thanks in large part to that slam, took a 2-0 series lead on the Brewers heading to Milwaukee.

It was the first grand slam in Phillies postseason history, and the second home run of Victorino's brief postseason career. Yet on this chilly night, with a potential trip to the NL Championship Series in the balance, the Phillies weren't too interested in history. They were interested in Victorino.

"He definitely got the results today that we needed," shortstop Jimmy Rollins said. "When Shane gets locked it seems like he can stay there for a while, and hopefully he will."

Locked in for most of September, Victorino on Thursday ensured that his October stat lines would include more of the same. Doubling in the first inning, he then stole third base almost entirely off Sabathia. And he doubled again to lead off the sixth, marking the sixth time over his last 14 games that Victorino has produced at least three hits.

"Shane had a huge night for us," Phillies closer Brad Lidge said. "He's very confident, and he believes in what he can do. He just had a great approach. He was extremely quick with his hands hitting the ball. It was impressive to watch -- a lot of credit to him."

And some to Manuel, as well. Managers might only be able to do so much, but Manuel's one simple lineup swap produced some significant results. Aside from Victorino's three hits, the slumping Werth produced two doubles and scored a run out of the sixth spot, putting at least a temporary plug on his late-season woes.

"It was a good move," Werth admitted, discarding his ego. "Right man, right spot."

Right swing. Victorino's home run rate may have decreased this season, but his overall power was up -- and his flair for the dramatic remained steady as always. So perhaps it was fitting that Victorino, and not a prime run producer such as Chase Utley or Ryan Howard, stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the second inning.

Already worked into a frenzy following two walks in the second inning to load the bases, th crowd erupted once Victorino sent his grand slam hurtling toward the wall. Tens of thousands of white towels waved in unison, in what's become a Philadelphia playoff custom. And Victorino trotted around the bases -- not a custom yet, but certainly something he could come to enjoy.

"Did that really just happen?" Victorino recalled thinking as he rounded the bases.

It really did. And the Phillies, now leading two games to none, are far better for it.


Thursday, October 02, 2008

Live Blogging the Palin/Biden Debate

The whole thing can be viewed at PAWaterCooler!

FWIW,...Home run for Sarah!

UPDATE - at 11:00 pm EDT, Sarah up to 74% on Drudge with over 80,000 total votes cast!

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Commits MSM Faux Pas!

She dared - DARED! - to question the qualifications of the Obamessiah!!!

And could Baba Wawa be more of a cloying, New Yawk matron bitch????

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