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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:54 AM

Hannity EXPLODES After Confronted By ThinkProgress About HIS Offer To Be WATERBOARDED For CHARITY



"....Immediately following the show, Hannity was so incensed that he personally called ThinkProgress to complain..."


Help make this story go viral by calling out this ALL-TALK-NO-ACTION, CHICKENSHIT HANNITY WHO WELCHED ON HIS OFFER TO BE WATERBOARDED FOR CHARITY, TROOPS & FAMILIES. Obviously, he wants us all to FORGET!






Fox News host Sean Hannity is so adamant that waterboarding is not torture that he once offered to be waterboarded at a charity event and donate the proceeds to soldiers’ families. Four years later, a yet-to-be-waterboarded Hannity did not take kindly to being called out about it on his own radio show.


On April 22, 2009, Charles Grodin appeared on Hannity’s Fox News show and asked Hannity, if he doesn’t believe waterboarding is torture, would he agree to be waterboarded. “Sure,” Hannity said. “I’ll do it for charity. I’ll let you do it. I’ll do it for the troops’ families.” But four years later, Hannity has yet to follow through on his offer.


When ThinkProgress brought up the matter at the beginning of an appearance on his radio show on Wednesday, Hannity’s displeasure was palpable. “I’m not getting into your five-year-old issue,” Hannity grumbled. We pressed on when he was planning to hold the event, the Fox host lost it. “Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me, excuse me. I get to ask the questions on the program,” Hannity said:



SCOTT KEYES: Before we get started I wanted to say one quick thing. Back in April 2009, you’d made a very generous offer. To prove that it’s not torture, you agreed on your television show to be waterboarded for charity and to donate the proceeds to the troops’ families.


HANNITY: I said Charles Grodin could do it.


KEYES: Now I know you’re an honorable guy Sean, when are you planning to hold the event?


HANNITY: You’re obviously taping this. I’m not getting into your five-year-old issue. Here I am bringing you on the program and give you an opportunity to give your pretty radical left-wing point of view, that’s kind of the way you treat me. But that’s all right.


KEYES: Sean, I’m just curious because you don’t think this is torture.


HANNITY: Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me, excuse me. I get to ask the questions on the program.



AUDIO:

https://soundcloud.com/thinkpro/sean-hannity-renegs-on-charity




Hannity gave no indication that he was planning to follow through on his promise to be waterboarded for charity.


Immediately following the show, Hannity was so incensed that he personally called ThinkProgress to complain. He accused ThinkProgress of being “fixated” on the matter, baffled that we brought up an issue that he said hasn’t been news for years. After we respectfully disagreed and explained that it was disingenuous for him to offer to be waterboarded in order to prove that it’s not torture, only not to follow through on the offer, Hannity sighed, “what you’re doing here is really stupid.” He insisted, though, that it wasn’t a sensitive subject.




http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/01/31/1518741/sean-hannity-waterboard/

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Reply Hannity EXPLODES After Confronted By ThinkProgress About HIS Offer To Be WATERBOARDED For CHARITY (Original post)
Segami Jan 2013 OP
Mnemosyne Jan 2013 #1
Segami Jan 2013 #2
Mnemosyne Jan 2013 #22
mikeysnot Jan 2013 #17
Mnemosyne Jan 2013 #24
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #53
mwb970 Feb 2013 #50
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #3
Segami Jan 2013 #4
Downtown Hound Jan 2013 #5
Segami Jan 2013 #6
Thav Jan 2013 #7
City Lights Jan 2013 #8
Mnemosyne Jan 2013 #26
City Lights Jan 2013 #46
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #9
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #54
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #10
sorefeet Jan 2013 #11
Berlum Jan 2013 #12
Hayabusa Jan 2013 #28
Puzzledtraveller Jan 2013 #13
kysrsoze Feb 2013 #62
Grassy Knoll Jan 2013 #14
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 #18
rbrnmw Jan 2013 #25
Rex Jan 2013 #15
The Wizard Jan 2013 #16
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #37
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #19
defacto7 Jan 2013 #20
Vinnie From Indy Jan 2013 #21
maynard Jan 2013 #23
NewJeffCT Jan 2013 #27
Grantuspeace Jan 2013 #29
Dawson Leery Jan 2013 #30
Hubert Flottz Jan 2013 #31
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #32
catbyte Jan 2013 #33
Blue4Texas Jan 2013 #34
marmar Jan 2013 #35
Segami Jan 2013 #36
Amonester Jan 2013 #39
Skittles Jan 2013 #38
tikka Jan 2013 #40
Whisp Jan 2013 #41
Left Coast2020 Jan 2013 #42
neverforget Jan 2013 #43
N.Y. to Paris Jan 2013 #44
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #45
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #56
colsohlibgal Feb 2013 #47
1Greensix Feb 2013 #48
yesphan Feb 2013 #49
kentauros Feb 2013 #52
yesphan Feb 2013 #57
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #51
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 #55
Javaman Feb 2013 #58
Plucketeer Feb 2013 #59
Cynicus Emeritus Feb 2013 #60
lpbk2713 Feb 2013 #61
bobclark86 Feb 2013 #63

Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:56 AM

1. Just another scared shitless coward from the R division. nt

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:59 AM

2. What's the weasel afraid of, a little water? He said its NOT TORTURE so why is he afraid?

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Response to Segami (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:59 PM

22. That bunch are afraid of everything, even NOT being tortured. We need more guns... nt

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:09 PM

17. Mancow Muller

did this live on the radio and lasted 4-5 seconds.

He was not stripped naked, doused with cold water, hooded, sensory depraved or beaten, and he called it torture.

MM is a "conservative" wack-job. He at least stood up to his words. He made the same claim I believe. Not sure I don't listen.

m

About the 2:00 mark



from the TYT

Sean is a coward and hypocrite.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:06 PM

24. Watched a video long ago, can't bear to watch another. There is something seriously wrong with the

entire FauxSnooz bunch.

I lost most of my family to Faux when that war criminal George W. Bush was selected. I don't miss them.

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:04 AM

53. Fox News, is a platform that allows a gathering of deranged assholes with viewers

vicariously lapping up the spectacle. Fox News, is the glue that holds the shit together.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:56 AM

50. There was a rash of right-wing assholes having themselves waterboarded.

They, like Chickenshit Hannity, wanted to "prove it's not torture". Every single one emerged from ther experience horrified and said that no, it IS torture.

They didn't change anyone's mind (conservatives feel no one's pain but their own) but they did put the fear into Chickenshit. And when they call him on it, he lashes out in rage, just like any other right-wing asshole would do.

These people are so tiresomely predictable.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:02 PM

3. Maybe he would consider doing his show while he was naked with a hood over his head

sitting or standing in a cell ..............

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:07 PM

4. Along with a vicious dog barking inches away from his face or his private body part.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:07 PM

5. A Republican coward and baby?

What are the odds?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:13 PM

6. Whats wrong Sean, don't you trust our Professional Military to pour a little water on you?

As you said, Its NOT torture so why be afraid?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:18 PM

7. They can dish it, but can't take it.

"He accused ThinkProgress of being “fixated” on the matter"

Much like the GOP was fixated on whether or not there were protests before the Benghazi attack. Trying to turn an ant hill into a mountain.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:19 PM

8. Such a whiney baby!

I wonder if he sucks his thumb at night...

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Response to City Lights (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:07 PM

26. I heard he wears Vitter brand diapers. nt

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:24 PM

46. LOL!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:29 PM

9. Sean Hannity is a liar, cheat and welcher. Surprise! Not! nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:06 AM

54. And on top of that he looks like a fucken fool. n/t

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:33 PM

10. CHICKEN HAWK DOWN.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:38 PM

11. Hey Hannity, all your lies and fear mongering

will be on the internet for eternity for you children to read. They are sheltered right now but some day they will be asking the questions. They will realize that you are a phony, coward, lying, shill, who would say anything for the almighty dollar. You are an enemy to democracy.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:41 PM

12. Hannity embodies the most ignoble of the Republican Chickenhawk 'values'

as he whimps out again. As usual.

"As ye sow, so ye shall reap." - Jesus Christ

When you act ugly, your Karma is ugly. D'oh.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:21 PM

28. Yesterday

I said that the "Band-Aid Purple Heart Lady" had the most punchable face I've ever seen. I stand corrected.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:41 PM

13. I miss Charles Grodin's commentary program.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:37 AM

62. I love Charles Grodin. He's a very funny guy, and he thrashed Hannity.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:44 PM

14. A 5yr. Old Issue?........

How old is the Bill Ayers & Rev. Wright issue, Jackass.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:15 PM

18. LOL. Good point.

Hell, they constantly bring up Saul Alinsky even though Obama was 10 years old when he died.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:07 PM

25. That Saul Alinsky shit makes me laugh

I sometimes wonder what it would be like to be that delusional I've smoked some good weed and dropped acid at the same time in my younger days and never got as high as these people are from just getting up in the morning.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:47 PM

15. Hannity is a craven coward.

Perfect for Socksnews.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:52 PM

16. Sean Hannity

is a big time jerkoff. His neighbors won't talk to him.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:08 PM

37. really? I. ould totally imagine that's true....

After all, no one can act so well that they could pretend to be a disgusting arrogant lying prick all the time....and I've never known of him breaking character.




What a tool.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:30 PM

19. People who claim torture produces results are the ones who have no loyalty.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:38 PM

20. Hannity, I don't blame you.

I'm a coward when it comes to water boarding too. I wouldn't do it.

But then again I don't go around offering to do it to prove it's not torture. You do.

Don't do it. Just fess up to the fact that you were wrong. That way, you won't be blamed for being a coward twice.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:48 PM

21. Hannity is a coward

I would love to be able to tell him to his face.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:05 PM

23. time to take this viral

Karma karma karma!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:20 PM

27. Didn't the guy behind the Swift Boat ads renege on his promise

to pay $1 million to anybody who found one lie in the swift boat ads. John Kerry then debunked the ad, point-by-point, and asked the Swift Boat guy to donate the money to charity, which never happened.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:22 PM

29. Hannity is an arrogant weasel. n/t

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:33 PM

30. The yellow bastard talks big, does small.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:52 PM

31. Hannity and Sanity have nothing at all in common.

Not just a cursed asshole, but a worm who sucked up to Don Blankenship about a year before Don and his pals were rushing the production at the Upper Big Branch mine where the 29 miners paid with their lives. Check out the big AT Massey union busting party where Hannity, Ted Nugent and Hack Willams Jr. cheered Big Don on.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:45 PM

32. F*ck Hannity

 

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:07 PM

33. BWAAAAAAAAAUK, BWAAAAAAUK! BWAAAAAAAUK! Yet another gutless bagger Chickenhawk!

Here's Hannity's very own listing in the New Hampshire Gazette's Chickenhawk Hall of Shame:

http://www.nhgazette.com/display/?id=46

I particularly love the picture they chose to accompany the coward's listing.



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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:10 PM

34. He said it's not torture but he's pretty sure it is

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:11 PM

35. No surprise.....


These worthless sacks of flesh talk tough all day long, but behind all that bluster is nothing but fear and insecurity.

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Response to marmar (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:23 PM

36. Skinbag RePUKES like Hannity only believe to " Do onto others but NOT onto ME.."

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Response to marmar (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:12 PM

39. "nothing but fear and insecurity." and gReed

an insatiable thirst of greed for power and wealth over anyone.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:23 PM

38. slimy little chickenhawk bastard

what a gutless coward

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:36 PM

40. Petition Fox News

You can start a petition at change.com and see if Fox News will force him to do it. At least, their excuse for him not doing it might be funny.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:39 PM

41. lowlife loser with a funny hairline.

 

I like to see these cowardly lyins' squirm over their own callous stupidity.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:24 PM

42. This whinny little POS can't handle the fact Hagel opposes Iraq war

And was just having hissy fit just now because he'll get confirmed. And Hagel is a far more intelligent "R" than "Hasen't Any". He also had that racist Buchannan with him.

I love it!!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:26 PM

43. Talks tough but pisses his pants when called out.

Coward.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:42 PM

44. Ca'mon Pussity

Jump on in there.....shower time! Strap on some balls for once, you're the man!
I'm sure Charles Grodin would be happy to assist you....he so sees thru your bullshit!
Grodin recently stated in his book...."How I Got to be Whoever it is I am", ...........
"Either you care about people, or you don't" Gettin' it Yet?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:22 PM

45. hannity is all talk no cattle

 

and self-important

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #45)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:09 AM

56. Yep, sets himself up on a tin pedestal with his big mouth and stupid followers. n/t

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:50 AM

47. Par For the Course

Hannity and Rush are just the talker versions of Bush, Cheney,etc, all chickenhawks who have done all they could to avoid putting their life on the line but liked to play war or support it with other peoples sons and daughters.

Cowardly, all of them.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:31 AM

48. Another lying Republican

Why would Hannity lying be a shock to anyone? He's just another bragging, lying Republican. A total piece of crap.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:48 AM

49. Hannity explodes ?

Gawd, I wish.

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Response to yesphan (Reply #49)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:02 AM

52. Yeah, I was hoping for something along the lines of

"He blowed up real good!"


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Response to kentauros (Reply #52)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:15 AM

57. Good one.

I miss Candy............

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:00 AM

51. Hannity = King of the Assholes. n/t

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:08 AM

55. I am willing to wager....

That Hannity KNOWS ITS TORTURE... if he didn't he would have done it. The fact is, he probably will never admit it. Why couldn't someone have bet RUSH LIMBAUGH?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:20 AM

58. narcissists are like that.

when confronted with something that departs from their own fantasy they get hostile.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:35 AM

59. InsHannity's a liar and a welch

Probably lives in fear of shower heads!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:37 AM

60. Hypocrisy and dishonesty are two traits

 

that rightfully diminish a person's stature totally independent of their political ideology. At least that's my take on it. Hannity is obviously afflicted with both.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:44 AM

61. Accountability to a RWinger is like daylight to Dracula.




They will spout off what sounds good for the moment but
don't ever expect them to stand behind their words.




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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:41 AM

63. In his defense...

it might mess up his hair... oh, and the issue is 4 years old, too. Why are they pounding this now, rather than back then and up through today? Did somebody at ThinkProgress JUST find it? Little late on the research, guys.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go take a decon shower for even remotely standing up for that fucktard...

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