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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:07 PM

Fox Mocks 102-Year-Old's Long Wait To Vote

Fox Mocks 102-Year-Old's Long Wait To Vote
Network Also Downplays GOP Role In Exacerbating Long Voting Lines


After glossing over state Republicans' role in exacerbating long lines at the ballot box, three Fox hosts mocked the hours-long wait and multiple trips a 102-year-old woman endured in order to cast her vote in 2012.

On Fox News Radio's Kilmeade & Friends, host Brian Kilmeade and Fox's Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer laughed off the difficulties 102-year-old Desiline Victor endured in order to vote in the 2012 election. Victor, who was invited to the State of the Union address and whom President Obama applauded for enduring a long wait to vote, had to make two trips to the polls and wait in line for over three hours before she was able to cast her ballot. Discussing Victor, MacCallum wondered, "What's the big deal?" and said, "This is such a non-issue. Ridiculous." Hemmer added that at the State of the Union, "They held her up as a victim. What was she a victim of?"


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Reply Fox Mocks 102-Year-Old's Long Wait To Vote (Original post)
kpete Feb 2013 OP
Warpy Feb 2013 #1
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #30
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #2
appacom Feb 2013 #39
JHB Feb 2013 #3
RILib Feb 2013 #63
JHB Feb 2013 #66
Raine1967 Feb 2013 #4
WCGreen Feb 2013 #5
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #14
classof56 Feb 2013 #31
WinstonSmith4740 Feb 2013 #36
bluestateguy Feb 2013 #6
Scuba Feb 2013 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2013 #8
TxDemChem Feb 2013 #41
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #9
Politicalboi Feb 2013 #12
sulphurdunn Feb 2013 #34
Iggo Feb 2013 #57
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #10
AngryOldDem Feb 2013 #11
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #13
Politicub Feb 2013 #15
drm604 Feb 2013 #16
hue Feb 2013 #17
geek tragedy Feb 2013 #18
underpants Feb 2013 #19
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #20
titanicdave Feb 2013 #21
Cleita Feb 2013 #22
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #23
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #24
ck4829 Feb 2013 #25
dsharp88 Feb 2013 #26
Historic NY Feb 2013 #27
Uncle Joe Feb 2013 #28
ellie Feb 2013 #29
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #32
agracie Feb 2013 #35
PCIntern Feb 2013 #37
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2013 #44
Cha Feb 2013 #33
arthritisR_US Feb 2013 #38
appacom Feb 2013 #40
MADem Feb 2013 #42
formercia Feb 2013 #43
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Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #46
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Frustratedlady Feb 2013 #52
SwissTony Feb 2013 #53
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The Wizard Feb 2013 #56
SalviaBlue Feb 2013 #58
BlueJazz Feb 2013 #59
Bolo Boffin Feb 2013 #60
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VA_Jill Feb 2013 #62
DisgustipatedinCA Feb 2013 #64
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PatrynXX Feb 2013 #68

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:11 PM

1. They need to know that they, too, will get old

if we let them live.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:20 PM

30. Heh---Perzackly!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:14 PM

2. Evil, stupid fuckers

 

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:13 PM

39. Ditto

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:15 PM

3. Let them have "age adjusted" waits

That would be, let's say, 18 hours they have to wait on a line?

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Response to JHB (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:11 PM

63. I'm astonished

 

he's a jerk, but I'm also astonished at perfectly decent young people who have no idea how physically difficult it becomes to do things as one gets older. And I'm talking 60-70. Had a discussion with my nephew about voter id and it was like talking to a wall.

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Response to RILib (Reply #63)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:48 PM

66. I'm not sure how much of that part has ever been different...

...especially if they don't have an older person in the immediate household and deal with those difficulties on a regular basis.

Sometimes all you can do is record it and play it back to them when they still feel the aches of Saturday's touch football game on Monday. And Tuesdy. And it wasn't all that rough a game...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:15 PM

4. Callous, cold and heartless.

These are the friends of Brian Kilmeade.

They have no respect for our elders.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:15 PM

5. They have no Shame, none what so ever...

They are the kids that pluck the wings off of a fly, use magnifying glasses to burn up ants, kick dogs, tie stuff to cats tails, take younger kids lunch money...

This is what the GOP has sunk too.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:28 PM

14. You forgot blowing up frogs with inserted firecrackers.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:21 PM

31. Ah, yes. One of my favorite Dubya stories.

Makes me sick to think about that miserable excuse for a human being. Sadly, it seems as though he has lots of company.

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Response to classof56 (Reply #31)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:47 PM

36. And let's not forget.

Babs thought it was funny/cute. It's been pretty well established that kids that do that sort of thing grow up to be sociopaths, so I can't really say I was surprised by anything Dubya or any of the current group of rethugs do.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:16 PM

6. They live in fantasy world where that is not voter suppresion.

But if a military man in an overseas base has to get a postmark on the absentee ballot, then that is somehow major voter disenfranchisement.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:16 PM

7. She was victim of a voter-suppression attempt, you dumb shits.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:30 PM

8. But can you imagine the outrage if a 102-year-old white woman

had had to wait in line, which probably wouldn't happen because in majority-white precincts the GOPers try make sure there are enough voting machines. But just suppose that had happened; imagine the wailing and gnashing of the Foxbots' little pointy teeth if an old white lady had to wait. They'd blame it on the Democrats and a depraved liberal culture that doesn't respect the elderly.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:38 PM

41. Of course

They would have a whole segment on how Obama is being racist by making said voter wait. Dip shits!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:39 PM

9. She was 87 when she got on line to vote.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:57 PM

12. LOL!

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:39 PM

34. Hell, that's nothing.

You can tell how long the lines were by following the trail of skeletal remains.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:45 PM

57. Oh shit. WINNER!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:48 PM

10. put me down in the not surprised catagory

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:49 PM

11. The shame is that they and their ilk would have no problem keeping this woman from voting.

Not that they'd recognize that, of course.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:12 PM

13. The psychopathy....

Rev. Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews remarked last night that in South Africa's first election post-apartheid no one waited more than 4 hrs in line to vote.

Yet, in the U.S. in 2012, people waited in line for up to 12 hours or more to vote, including this woman who was 102 years old!

SHAME ON YOU, America!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:29 PM

15. The right wing bubble is a disgusting place

I'm glad I'm not part of such a sick community.

Fox reminds me of the Carnival Destiny and the excrement running down the walls. Except on Fox it runs out of people's mouths.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:38 PM

16. They have no shame.

They say anything they're paid to say, not matter how stupid or cruel.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:43 PM

17. Faux "News" will never "get it!" No heart, no soul, no intelligence...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:44 PM

18. Gawd what a bunch of loathsome a-holes. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:45 PM

19. Rush did the same - that was the talking point for this story- and geeee they just can't connect

wonder why?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:45 PM

20. Like these prima donnas

would wait 3 hours to vote and not be wailing away about the experience on their radio program. I have a 91-year-old aunt and I can't imagine her having to wait in line 3 hours. The fact is, she couldn't (bathroom breaks are essential at that age).

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:46 PM

21. Typical crapola

from fixed noise........or as better labeled........bullshit mountain network

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:46 PM

22. These people have no boundaries of decency it seems. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:54 PM

23. I did not think that I could be shocked by anything the noise machine said,

but I am wrong. This disgusting behavior is beyond what I thought they would be capable of doing.

Continually making friends and converting Dems to their side! Yep. Keep it up, Fox.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:02 PM

24. Bad news Fox! They don't relate to real people..

I remember one morning listening to the blonds rant and rave about a new ordinance in LA requiring hotels to use fitted sheets to make it easier on housekeeping staff to make beds. These women talked like this was tryanny over the hotel industry. I'm sure they never made a bed in their lives, much less 100+ a day.. like they've never waited in line to vote. Ann Coulter commits fraud, oops, votes wherever she pleases.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:14 PM

25. Dismiss the problem with a 'joke'... Always a good sign that you're doing the problem on purpose

K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:16 PM

26. Heartless bastards. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:18 PM

27. Imagine how these asshats would whine if it was them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:19 PM

28. How these scumbags can praise the military for "defending our freedoms"

while being so anti-democratic is beyond me!?

I just don't get it.

Thanks for the thread, kpete.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:20 PM

29. God, they are repellent

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:21 PM

32. Bill Hemmer has become a major disappointment to me.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #32)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:45 PM

35. I second that emotion... nt

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #32)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:54 PM

37. I was just thinking that myself...

When he was young he seemed to be very appealing. When he shifted over to Faux, I said to myself,"uh oh"...I can see that my fears were well-founded.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #37)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:38 AM

44. Similar to Brit Hume, in my opinion.

When with ABC, Hume appeared to be more or less compentent and impartial. The Fox paycheck destoyed that illusion.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:23 PM

33. Fucking Bullshit Mountain Strikes AGAIN..

Real Dumbass people who suck up their shit.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:57 PM

38. They are so freaking disgusting. Just when I

think they can't get any lower or self deceptive they prove me wrong. Bloody bottom feeders, the whole lot of them!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:18 PM

40. They make me think violent thoughts

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:32 AM

42. What a bunch of scuzzbuckets. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:36 AM

43. "Family Values."

Pol Pot would be proud.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:39 AM

45. YOU, motherfuckers! She's a victim of you, you evil swine!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:46 AM

46. Fox Clown College

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:28 AM

47. this may actually piss off some of their geriatric viewers

which is most of them.....

just saying....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:30 AM

48. Vile.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:11 PM

49. Despicable.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:14 PM

50. Election day is where we need to

start solving our problems.

July 4th we have a holiday celebrating our Independence, our right to vote. We celebrate with BBQ's, parades, fireworks, a day off.. Then we go to Election Day. No holiday. No parades, no fireworks, no BBQ's. We work then we have to go wait in line, for hours in some cases, to exercise the rights we celebrate on July 4th.

Voting day should be the biggest holiday of the year. Right now voting is a chore for some. A chore. Who the hell likes chores? We need to teach our children that voting is one of the most important, and enjoyable things you can do as a citizen. We need to celebrate it, we need to make it simple, and we need to teach the next generation to actually enjoy voting.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:24 PM

51. It figures

These are vile and despicable pretend people at fox. I use the word pretend, because there isn't anything human about them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:41 PM

52. Spread it~ This will backfire on them. Shame on them! eom

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:58 PM

53. I'm an Aussie (now living in Europe). Voting is compulsory in Oz.

So, we get essentially 100% turnout.

I never had to wait more than 10 minutes to vote.

I voted in Adelaide, Darwin and Ballarat. Maybe in Sydney and Melbourne things were a little bit slower, but I've never heard an Aussie complain about having to wait for ages to vote.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:47 PM

54. I have to share this clip from the Mike Malloy Show regarding Hemmer....

This was back when Hemmer was on CNN:

http://server4.whiterosesociety.org/content/malloy/MalloyMemories/Hammer_Hemmer.mp3

The same spirit of right-wing propaganda trumping compassion.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:28 PM

55. Are these two forgetting the age of the repub

base is really, really old too? They better learn some respect.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:27 PM

56. What a disgrace Roger Ailes is

Someone really needs to beat the shit out of him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:51 PM

58. Stupid

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:51 PM

59. We need to get together and take these Fox people out

to supper and tell them how we feel.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:02 PM

60. Fox News, December 1955

“This Rosa Parks woman, she’s supposed to be some kind of victim? All she had to do was move back one row! Were her poor tired feet too lame for that?”

“How was she going to walk off the bus, then?”

“Exactly. Maybe Ms. Parks doesn’t understand that the Montgomery bus system is losing money?”

“White people aren’t going to ride with black people in the same row. It's just not going to happen. The city has to do something to get whites to ride or the whole thing will go belly-up!”

“Hey, I heard Ms. Parks is a little more than just a maid. She’s actually part of a trial lawyer group looking to sue and stir up trouble!”

“Really? How about that? *cough*Communist*cough* ”

“I guess Ms. Parks and her radical friends would prefer no whites ride the city buses and the city just keep losing money to ferry them back and forth to their dusting jobs.”

“I think the city should just ‘park’ the buses in honor of Ms. Parks. Let these people walk back and forth to their jobs for a while.”

“Oh, yes! I bet the back of the bus will start to look mighty comfortable then!”

“Ha-ha! Coming up on Fox and Friends, Eisenhower’s proposal for an interstate highway system: can the government really create jobs, or is this just another way the new Warsaw Pact is secretly infiltrating our country?”

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:53 AM

61. I didn't get to see the SOTU...

so I googled Desiline Victor picture. Why am I not surprised that she is African American? Jim Crow has been resurrected.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:46 PM

62. These smartass little jerks

are gonna get old one day too......if we let them. They need to take a long look at the calendar.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:16 PM

64. "What was she a victim of?"

She was a victim of a Republican-led conspiracy to disenfranchise voters, you stupid waste of flesh.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:57 PM

65. Sadly, this is about what I've come to expect from Faux News.....n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:18 PM

67. they are just vile

 

seriously, how low can they go?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:31 AM

68. really need a worst person in the world app

from Keith Just type in a persons name as worst person and it shows only the first 3

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