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    Dear Mr. Obama, please make it rain candy

    NEW YORK End war, forever. Make the planet greener. Please help my dad find work. Make it rain candy!
    Thousands of kids detailed their hopes and expectations for President Barack Obama in letters and drawings as part of a worldwide project, with 150 chosen for a free e-book being released on Presidents Day.
    Most had tall orders for the new guy in the White House.
    Anthony Pape, 10, of Du Bois, Pa., offered: "I hope that we will have no war ever again. I mean why are we fighting why can't we all be friends."
    Fellow 10-year-old Sasha Townsend of Soquel, Calif., had a similar request, and then some.
    "I would appreciate it if you would try to make this a greener planet and try to bring home the troops and end the war," the fifth-grader wrote. "I am very luckey because I am not part of a military family, but it saddens me to hear about all the people who die in Iraque and know that somewhere In the world people are greiving over a lost family member."
    Seven-year-old Aaron Van Blerkom's letter was simpler _ but no less problematic.

    "Dear Mr. Obama," the Pasadena, Calif., first-grader began, "Please Make it rain candy!"
    The "Dear Mr. President" project was a joint effort between the National Education Association and kidthing.com, which is putting out the book for use with its downloadable media player. A special hardcopy edition of the book will be sent to the White House for Obama, who has done wonders to bring the office of the presidency to life for young people.
    The letters were written in January amid Obama-mania at inauguration time as schools scrambled to bus kids to special viewing events and come up with computer screens and TVs for them to watch in classrooms and auditoriums.
    Kids ages 5-12 were eligible to participate. Submissions flooded kidthing, including some from other nations.
    Lawrence Hitchcock, chief executive officer of the Web site, said more than 4,500 letters were considered for the book on a heart-wrenching range of topics that don't stop at an end to the war and climate change.
    "We had, `My dad's out of work, fix the company, please get more jobs,' Hitchcock said. "There were Latino kids saying, `Please change the immigration laws so my dad can come back from Mexico.' This is a profound snapshot of a social narrative of young kids during an important moment in history. It really kind of stunned us what came in through the front door."
    Another of the winners, 12-year-old Destiny McLaurin, a sixth-grader from Medford, N.Y., had friendship on her mind.
    "I hope Mr. Barack Obama will one day create a holiday for children from around the world" she wrote.
    In interviews, some of the letter-writers remained optimistic that "Yes We Can" was more than just a campaign slogan.
    "I feel very proud because I know he'll be able to make a change in the country and we'll be a lot more happier," Destiny said. "I think he should make people feel more welcome, people who don't really get along with other people."
    Aaron's wish is a little more specific. If Obama makes candy drop from the sky, he's hoping for his favorite: candy canes! And if the president showed up at his school, he'd have these requests:
    "Make fires and earthquakes not exist. Make no tornadoes or any of those things that break things."
    An 11-year-old boy from Ohio drew himself in tears at the side of a relative. His dream, he wrote, is that a "cure for cancer will be found" with Obama in the White House, "Because it took my aunt to a better place on father's day."
    Another child drew Obama as the "new sunrise of America." One made Earth and labeled it "Obamaland," and still another created the president's face as half dark and half light skin tones with the words: "United We Are One."
    Sasha's drawing is an all-green globe. Her enthusiasm for Obama and his ability to get the job done speaks volumes: "I just think he's really, really awesome."
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    He who signs the cheques, makes the rules.
    He who makes the rules, has the power.
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    The Obama Nation Indoctination has started. I wonder when I can stop paying my mortgage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    The Obama Nation Indoctination has started. I wonder when I can stop paying my mortgage.

    You mean you're still paying your mortgage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    You mean you're still paying your mortgage.
    Of course, They discovered that I post on O/R
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    Of course, They discovered that I post on O/R
    You're definitely not covered then.

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    $40 today to fill my tank, too.

    Bitches.
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    $40 today to fill my tank, too.

    Bitches.

    wanna fill mine? I'm looking at $100 next time
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
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    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

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    Dear Santa..I mean President Obama

    I'd like an electric car. And a Peterbilt. Also, why didn't you stop by and shovel this snow for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    wanna fill mine? I'm looking at $100 next time
    Make that diesel and 30 miles to the gallon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    Make that diesel and 30 miles to the gallon.

    Yep, I have to fill up the 90, I haven't done it in just over a month. And I've driven it almost everyday
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
    delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
    promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    You're definitely not covered then.
    Darn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    wanna fill mine? I'm looking at $100 next time
    Too bad you live in California.

    Our gas is running 2.20 at the moment.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


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