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Bush: Too much control

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at 7:09 AM

Alberto Gonzales is gone.

The nation's former attorney general resigned Monday after months of contention over the firings of federal prosecutors. Obviously Gonzales was acting on behalf of President Bush.

But the real issue is Bush's near-dictatorship.

Under the guise of "fighting terrorism." Bush has basically run the country like a one-man show. Okay, call it a two-man show, since Vice President Cheney might as well be a co-president on some issues.

Bush's push to keep the operations of government under wraps, and setting of new precedents in privacy, is irritating to those of us who believe in openness in government.

His attempts to bypass Congress and claims that various laws and liberties can be suspended in "wartime" are appalling.

It's too bad the serious word "wartime" has been turned into a code word for partisan politicians. Many Democrats will remind us that war hasn't been declared by Congress.

And it's too bad American troops, who deserve our total support and backing, are still in Iraq when it's obvious that country's various factions are never going to get along. Yes, I can see the need to keep the country from becoming more of an al-Qaida haven than it is. Otherwise, it's time to let Iraq run its own internal affairs. If it collapses, it collapses. And it will be their own fault.

Many of Bush's initiatives, I'm convinced, have nothing to do with "fighting terrorism."

Even some long-time Republicans whose opinions I respect have turned against Bush. And there are quite a few Republican politicians who've earned my respect.

But Republicans or Democrats, president or in any other office, who value their political party above what's best for the country should examine their attitudes. We deserve better than that.


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I felt so relieved after the last election when the Republicans lost the majority in our congress. The Republicans have done major damage to America that will take years to repair. I hope that Democrats will change their views on a few issues so they will be more appealing to middle America. We must reject policies of greed in this country. Bush says we gotta fight them over there so we don't have to face them here. If Bush meant that he would have secured our border on September 12, 2001. The war has been a complete drain on our treasury and a total disappointment for the taxpayer. We have gotten zero return on our investment. Some families have lost far more than their hard earned money. I am tired of Bush's "With us or Against us" mentality. I am tired of being called a traitor because I question what the administration says is right. We all knew it was going to be a hornet's nest in Iraq. We knew they were lying to us when Bush fired General Shinseki. The war has been a disaster ever since.

There is one thing that I thank Bush for... his appointments to the Supreme Court were superb and exactly what this country needed in my opinion.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 9:07 AM

Also... I am tired of our military experts being cast aside because their expert opinion is not in line with the administration's policies. General Shinseki has two Purple Hearts and four Bronze Stars that he received during Vietnam. John Kerry received a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts during his tour in Vietnam. These men killed for their country. They watched their friends and troops die. They have proven countless times how much they love their country. How are they rewarded? We elect a man that couldn't even meet his obligation to the Texas Air National Guard and replace Shinseki when his opinion should have been held in the highest regard due to his past war experience. Then Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz called Shinseki's opinion that we need more troops to go into Iraq "wildly off the mark". What a disgrace! Why would we ever listen to the opinion of a career politician over that of a career military officer when the topic is how to fight and win a war? The time has come for us to identify and support those that love America and ignore those that love money.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 9:40 AM

I agree with all of the above . . . the war has become a quagmire of inefficiency and civil strife and Bush doesn't want to face his own failures and pawns them off on everyone else. Plus, if he was truly worried about Iraq become a haven for al-Qaida then why aren't we doing something about countries like Iran and Pakistan which harbor terrorists?

But yeah, I cant wait for 2008 to get here so we can elect a Democrat or a Republican who can fix this mess and repair our nation.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 10:12 AM

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3Com

3M

A

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A.T. Cross Company

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Avaya

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Azima Healthcare Services

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B

Bank of America

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Bank One

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Barth & Dreyfuss of California

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Bassler Electric Company

BBi Enterprises L.P.

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BISSELL

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Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway

C

Cadence Design Systems

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D

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E

Earthlink

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Editorial America

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Fairfield Manufacturing

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Fruit of the Loom

G

Garan Manufacturing

Gateway

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Goodrich

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Google

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H

Haggar

Halliburton

Hamilton Beach/Procter-Silex

The Hartford Financial Services Group

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Hawker Power Systems, Inc.

Haworth

Headstrong

HealthAxis

Hedstrom

Hein-Werner Corp.

Helen of Troy

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Hershey

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Hewlett-Packard

Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.

Hoffman/New Yorker

The Holmes Group

Home Depot

Honeywell

HSN

Hubbell Inc.

Humana

Hunter Sadler

Hutchinson Sealing Systems, Inc

HyperTech Solutions

I

IBM

iGate Corporation

Illinois Tool Works

IMI Cornelius

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Indiana Knitwear Corp.

IndyMac Bancorp

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Isola Laminate Systems

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ITT Industries

J

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John Deere

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K

KANA Software

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Keane

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L

Lancer Partnership

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M

Madill Corporation

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N

Nabco

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Network Associates

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O

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P

Pacific Precision Metals

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palmOne

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Pratt & Whitney

Price Pfister

priceline.com

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Prime Tanning

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Q

Quaker Oats

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Qwest Communications

R

Radio Flyer

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Rayovac

Raytheon Aircraft

RCG Information Technology

Red Kap

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Regal Rugs

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Rockwell Automations

Rockwell Collins

Rogers

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Rugged Sportswear

Russell Corporation

S

S1 Corporation

S & B Engineers and Constructors

Sabre

Safeway

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Sallie Mae

Samsonite

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Sanford

Sanmina-SCI

Sapient

Sara Lee

Saturn Electronics & Engineering

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Schumacher Electric

Scientific Atlanta

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SEI Investments

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Siebel Systems

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Signal Transformer

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Sikorsky

Silicon Graphics

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SITEL

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SMC Networks

SML Labels

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SoftBrands

Sola Optical USA

Solectron

Sonoco Products Co.

Southwire Company

Sovereign Bancorp

Spectrum Control

Spicer Driveshaft Manufacturing

Springs Industries

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Sprint

Sprint PCS

SPX Corporation

Square D

Standard Textile Co.

Stanley Furniture

Stanley Works

Stant Manufacturing

Starkist Seafood

State Farm Insurance

State Street

Steelcase

StorageTek

StrategicPoint Investment Advisors

Strattec Security Corp.

STS Apparel Corporation

Summitville Tiles

Sun Microsystems

Sunrise Medical

SunTrust Banks

Superior Uniform Group

Supra Telecom

Sure Fit

SurePrep

The Sutherland Group

Sweetheart Cup Co.

Swift Denim

Sykes Enterprises

Symbol Technologies

Synopsys

Synygy

T

Takata Retraint Systems

Target

Teccor Electronics

Techalloy Company, Inc.

Technotrim

Tecumseh

Tee Jays Manufacturing

Telcordia

Telect

Teleflex

TeleTech

Telex Communications

Tellabs

Tenneco Automotive

Teradyne

Texaco Exploration and Production

Texas Instruments

Textron

Thermal Industries

Therm-O-Disc, Inc.

Thomas & Betts

Thomasville Furniture

Thomas Saginaw Ball Screw Co.

Three G's Manufacturing Co.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Time Warner

Tingley Rubber Corp.

The Timken Company

The Toro Company

Tomlinson Industries

Tower Automotive

Toys "R" Us

Trailmobile Trailer

Trans-Apparel Group

TransPro, Inc.

Trans Union

Travelocity

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Trend Technologies

TriMas Corp.

Trinity Industries

Triquint Semiconductor

TriVision Partners

Tropical Sportswear

TRW Automotive

Tumbleweed Communications

Tupperware

Tyco Electronics

Tyco International

U

UCAR Carbon Company

Underwriters Laboratories

UniFirst Corporation

Union Pacific Railroad

Unison Industries

Unisys

United Airlines

UnitedHealth Group Inc.

United Online

United Plastics Group

United States Ceramic Tile

United Technologies

Universal Lighting Technologies

USAA

V

Valence Technology

Valeo Climate Control

VA Software

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Veritas

Verizon

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Vishay

Visteon

VITAL Sourcing

W

Wabash Alloys, L.L.C.

Wabash Technologies

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WebEx

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Whirlpool

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Winpak Films

Wolverine World Wide

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X

Xerox

Xpectra Incorporated

Xpitax

Y

Yahoo!

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York International

Z

Zenith

ZettaWorks

-- Posted by spectator on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 10:20 AM

Couldn't have just posted a link?

-- Posted by Brian Mosely on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 10:42 AM

Bush's appointments to the Supreme Court are too conservative.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 11:56 AM

I believe in states rights so I applaud his appointments.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 12:19 PM

As you have failed to see, the objective of actually posting the list rather than a link was to experience the volume of outsoucing, not just hear a cry of passion or read that "it happens." I apologize that through my intended benevolence in attempting to add something of substance to your blog that I have inconvenienced you into having to spend a few moments extra clicking scroll. (Admittedly, it is a bit excessive, but the pain in your finger hears the cries of thousands of unemployed impovershed Americans seeking such employment.)

-- Posted by spectator on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 2:28 PM

Are they outsourcing or are they offshore outsourcing?

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 2:54 PM

I understand your list, I just don't see what it has to do with the current blog.

-- Posted by Vindicated on Tue, Aug 28, 2007, at 3:22 PM

I'm just glad to be in the majority, while most of my family still belives "The Iraqis want us there" and "Since we're there, we can't just leave."

I told them that is exactly what Bush would want you to say. That means his brainwashing tactics have worked. The Iraq War was, is, and will be a failure. We simply had no business being there under the pretense of WMDs, it was outright lies, the administration knew it was all lies, but since he had the entire country in a state of fear and panic, we were all willing to do exactly what it took to kill the 'terrorists.'

We need out of that country, and for all those people who say we NEED TO STAY, WE CAN'T LEAVE NOW, well there are about 160,000 U.S. Soldiers who need a break, because they have been there numerous times, and they'd gladly let you take their place. Same with the draft, there was mention of that again. You know, when a country has to even THINK about resorting to those measures, it's obvious the support of the government is non-existent.

Iraqi War is a failure, Bush is a failure, his entire administration is a failure (except for the former members who had sense enough to get out when they knew it was nothing but lies.) And the Democrats can't get us OUT of the WAR until they have a majority of votes forcing an override to any threat of a Bush veto. One last thing, Bush loves to talk about preserving the American family and protecting our rights, well it's obvious he has done nothing but obliterated things that we hold dear more than any other crooked leader in our country has done.

It's a shamed we overtook a dictators power in Iraq, and the moment Bush has a chance in America, he uses 'executive privilege' for everything (which is to say, I CAN DO WHAT I WANT, and that =DICTATOR) When you answer to nobody but yourself, not even the courts, or the legislature, you have become another Hitler. His genocide just including the term 'WAR' so he thinks it made everything legal!

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Wed, Aug 29, 2007, at 7:24 AM

"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.

All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." - - - - Herman Goering, Nazi Reichmarshall

"How lucky for the leaders that the people do not think."- - - - Adolph Hitler

-- Posted by jesuslovesevery1 on Sat, Sep 1, 2007, at 9:00 PM

I'll add this one...

"Those who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty nor security."- - - - Benjamin Franklin

AND

The very fact that BUSH comprised a skit and joked about finding the weapons of mass destruction "over here, nope not here, maybe over there..." (while looking under tables in a comical way) and made a MOCHARY as to the very basis for War, should have been grounds for impeachment. I'd love to see him do that cute little skit in front of the families who have lost loved ones who fought for an apparently funny war...

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sat, Sep 1, 2007, at 9:19 PM

I will also add a couple:

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." ~ President Abraham Lincoln

"You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it." ~ Malcolm X

and let's not forget the classic one MR. Bush made himself:

"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." ~ CNN.com, (December 18, 2000) George Bush

-- Posted by dc_0725 on Sun, Sep 2, 2007, at 9:23 PM

Some too good to leave out:

"Based on my experience with the administration in the months leading up to the war, I have little choice but to conclude that some of the intelligence related to Iraq's nuclear weapons program was twisted to exaggerate the Iraqi threat." ~ ex-Ambassador Joseph Wilson (July 6 2003)

"The Dick Cheney shooting incident shows what happens when you put the kids in charge of the kindergarten and let them play with guns. Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo show what happens when you put them in charge of other kids without responsible adult supervision. The Iraq war shows what happens when you put the lunatics in charge of the asylum and let them play with real armies". ~ Letter to the editor, The Age Newspaper (Australia) (20 February 2006)

-- Posted by dc_0725 on Sun, Sep 2, 2007, at 9:25 PM

YUP... Too much control!

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sun, Sep 2, 2007, at 11:38 PM

Articles of Impeachment

of

President George W. Bush

and

Vice President Richard B. Cheney,

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice,

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. - - ARTICLE II, SECTION 4 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have committed violations and subversions of the Constitution of the United States of America in an attempt to carry out with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes and deprivations of the civil rights of the people of the United States and other nations, by assuming powers of an imperial executive unaccountable to law and usurping powers of the Congress, the Judiciary and those reserved to the people of the United States, by the following acts:

1) Seizing power to wage wars of aggression in defiance of the U.S. Constitution, the U.N. Charter and the rule of law; carrying out a massive assault on and occupation of Iraq, a country that was not threatening the United States, resulting in the death and maiming of over one hundred thousand Iraqis, and thousands of U.S. G.I.s.

2) Lying to the people of the U.S., to Congress, and to the U.N., providing false and deceptive rationales for war.

3) Authorizing, ordering and condoning direct attacks on civilians, civilian facilities and locations where civilian casualties were unavoidable.

4) Instituting a secret and illegal wiretapping and spying operation against the people of the United States through the National Security Agency.

5) Threatening the independence and sovereignty of Iraq by belligerently changing its government by force and assaulting Iraq in a war of aggression.

6) Authorizing, ordering and condoning assassinations, summary executions, kidnappings, secret and other illegal detentions of individuals, torture and physical and psychological coercion of prisoners to obtain false statements concerning acts and intentions of governments and individuals and violating within the United States, and by authorizing U.S. forces and agents elsewhere, the rights of individuals under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

7) Making, ordering and condoning false statements and propaganda about the conduct of foreign governments and individuals and acts by U.S. government personnel; manipulating the media and foreign governments with false information; concealing information vital to public discussion and informed judgment concerning acts, intentions and possession, or efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction in order to falsely create a climate of fear and destroy opposition to U.S. wars of aggression and first strike attacks.

8) Violations and subversions of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, both a part of the "Supreme Law of the land" under Article VI, paragraph 2, of the Constitution, in an attempt to commit with impunity crimes against peace and humanity and war crimes in wars and threats of aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq and others and usurping powers of the United Nations and the peoples of its nations by bribery, coercion and other corrupt acts and by rejecting treaties, committing treaty violations, and frustrating compliance with treaties in order to destroy any means by which international law and institutions can prevent, affect, or adjudicate the exercise of U.S. military and economic power against the international community.

9) Acting to strip United States citizens of their constitutional and human rights, ordering indefinite detention of citizens, without access to counsel, without charge, and without opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the discretionary designation by the Executive of a citizen as an "enemy combatant."

10) Ordering indefinite detention of non-citizens in the United States and elsewhere, and without charge, at the discretionary designation of the Attorney General or the Secretary of Defense.

11) Ordering and authorizing the Attorney General to override judicial orders of release of detainees under INS jurisdiction, even where the judicial officer after full hearing determines a detainee is wrongfully held by the government.

12) Authorizing secret military tribunals and summary execution of persons who are not citizens who are designated solely at the discretion of the Executive who acts as indicting official, prosecutor and as the only avenue of appellate relief.

13) Refusing to provide public disclosure of the identities and locations of persons who have been arrested, detained and imprisoned by the U.S. government in the United States, including in response to Congressional inquiry.

14) Use of secret arrests of persons within the United States and elsewhere and denial of the right to public trials.

15) Authorizing the monitoring of confidential attorney-client privileged communications by the government, even in the absence of a court order and even where an incarcerated person has not been charged with a crime.

16) Ordering and authorizing the seizure of assets of persons in the United States, prior to hearing or trial, for lawful or innocent association with any entity that at the discretionary designation of the Executive has been deemed "terrorist."

17) Engaging in criminal neglect in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, depriving thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and other Gulf States of urgently needed support, causing mass suffering and unnecessary loss of life.

18) Institutionalization of racial and religious profiling and authorization of domestic spying by federal law enforcement on persons based on their engagement in noncriminal religious and political activity.

19) Refusal to provide information and records necessary and appropriate for the constitutional right of legislative oversight of executive functions.

20) Rejecting treaties protective of peace and human rights and abrogation of the obligations of the United States under, and withdrawal from, international treaties and obligations without consent of the legislative branch, and including termination of the ABM treaty between the United States and Russia, and rescission of the authorizing signature from the Treaty of Rome which served as the basis for the International Criminal Court.

-- Posted by nascarfanatic on Sat, Oct 13, 2007, at 10:23 PM


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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.