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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:18 AM
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O’Reilly Claims He Is Personally Responsible For Lower Gas Prices
Edited on Thu Dec-01-05 10:23 AM by RedEarth
O’Reilly Claims He Is Personally Responsible For Lower Gas Prices
In an interview yesterday with Fox News’s Neil Cavuto, Bill O’Reilly claimed that his reporting intimidated oil company CEOs into lowering gasoline prices:

O’REILLY: I have guys inside the five major oil companies - my father used to work for one of those oil companies by the way - who have told me that in those meetings they look for every way to jack up oil prices after Katrina, every way, when they didn’t have to. They got scared because of my reporting and reporting of some others. They said, “Uh ho.”

CAVUTO: So wait a minute, you’re not, you’re taking credit for gas prices being down from where they are?

O’REILLY: I said my reporting and some reporting of others. They got scared.

video at the link below....

http://thinkprogress.org/2005/12/01/oreilly-lowers-gas-...
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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:21 AM
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1. Delusions of grandeur
Edited on Thu Dec-01-05 10:21 AM by Loonman
Is what psychologists call this. Could be an indication of a coming mental breakdown.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:43 AM
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16. I prefer the laymans term
Fucking crazy!
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:03 AM
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23. actually...
the laymans term is fucking idiot.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:18 AM
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29. I tend to agree
I caught a little of his spiel last night on Cavuto (it was late, I was bored) and yeah, he sounded bat-shit crazy.

He was justifying the "businesses should thank Jesus for being born" crap he'd spewed the day before. The contortions were incredible. I kept thinking that "Where Would Jesus Shop" isn't such a good statement.
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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 02:16 PM
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42. Businesses should thank Jesus for being born?
But Jesus didn't even invent lower gas prices (OR encourage people to go shopping, for that matter). I think it's time for Bill to demand his own holiday.
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Robeysays Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 01:57 PM
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39. HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA
:spray: :spray: :spray:
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:46 AM
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19. It would also explain his enemies list
Edited on Thu Dec-01-05 10:47 AM by rocknation
a pathetic attempt to hold on to his diminishing omnipotence--and ratings.

:headbang:
rocknation
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:21 AM
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2. He may have a point

The gas he's been distributing may have significantly increased the supply and driven down the price

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MsConduct Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 12:08 PM
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34. LOL I believe the gas he distributes is what they call 'bad gas' . n/t
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:22 AM
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3. o'lielly has pulled a bush* and surrounded himself with people who
praise him and tell him how great he is...and the ultimate egotistical insanity that is bound to occur is becoming more and more evident!
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:25 AM
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4. Now, was that before or after he made the sun rise? Pfft!
The boy is losing it.
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:04 AM
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24. No
it is after he declared that it is alright to bomb san francisco :)
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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:26 AM
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5. Increase in loofah sales, too
Not to mention falafel.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:30 AM
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6. Cavuto's best line: "I think you're nuts!"
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LisaLynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:30 AM
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7. This man is going stark-raving mad right before our eyes!
How long until the severe meltdown takes place? I'm just hoping an intern at his show will sneak a tape out when it happens.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:32 AM
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9. thats what i'm counting on, the big final meltdown he can't come
back from---on the air.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 03:37 PM
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47. Heck
I hope he melts down on his show and is too fucking crazy to allow his staff to edit it. I hope it goes out over the air waves.
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:29 PM
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53. His show is now taped and not live so we cannot see it happen
unless like someone else said a tape is leaked.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:32 AM
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8. LOL
Brilliant.
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ucmike Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:33 AM
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10. Okay, Howard...I mean Bill. You invented lower gas prices.
sounds like howard stern taking credit for inventing everything media.
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FredMertz Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:00 AM
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22. Why bash Howard?
He takes on Bush and his policies regularly.
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ucmike Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 02:11 PM
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41. i was a big howard fan until a year ago
in the past year he's developed a nasty habit of taking credit for anything creative on tv or radio.

examples:
recently he announced that "mtv unplugged" was his idea because he was the first person to put live acoustic music on the radio.

he has also taken credit for re-inventing satellite radio, although he has yet to say a word on satellite and won't for months.

he has taken credit for inventing reality tv as well, although i don't remember his rationale.



he has been innovative, and at times a genius for radio comedy and i imagine his satellite ventures might be worthwhile, but he has a very big head and a knack for self-aggrandizing.

he is also a bit of a hypocrite, making himself the posterboy/victim for free speech while attacking other people then using his influence within viacom to silence them when they fought back.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 03:38 PM
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48. Welcome to DU
How's Ethel? :evilgrin:

:hi:
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:34 AM
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11. the only petroleum product O'Reilly knows anything about
is K/Y.

onenote
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:36 AM
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13. I'm not even gonna go there!
LOL!
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iconoclastNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 12:18 PM
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36. You mean vasoline.
K/Y is water based. Don't ask me how I know ;)
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:34 AM
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12. The man's arrogance knows no bounds!
Damn, what a wack-job... :rofl:
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:39 AM
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14. ...so if his mighty pronouncements can get gas prices to come down...
...why can't he get anyone to sign up for his "Cruise with Bill O'Reilly" thing he was promoting on his show and had to cancel for lack of interest?
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:42 AM
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15. Yeah, right Bill. Then answer me this.
How come gas prices here have been going back up for the past week. What, you haven't been talking to the oil execs lately?

What an ass :eyes:
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:46 AM
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17. LMAO. "Not only is Bill OReiley saving Christmas,
He's also making it cheaper for you to get to the mall.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:18 AM
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28. LOL!
Next time, we send him gas cans.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:46 AM
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18. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 16:18. Or as I like to put it, every dog has his day.
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:57 AM
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20. How does he reconcile the myth of his lower middle class upbringing
with "my father used to work for one of those oil companies by the way" ?

:shrug:

I hate to call him a liar, but hey. :spank:
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 12:01 PM
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32. i was going to point that out
hasn't he always waxed poetic about growing up poor? so, no need to :spank: yourself for calling him a liar.

dg
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:00 AM
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21. Hahaha! Oh hey- by the way, Bill- I thought you grew up poor. How
did your dad's work at those oil companies get you connections to their executives?

Straighten out your lies, dipshit.
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:05 AM
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25. Don't forget, Bill,
the real God can always switch off your mic....
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:13 AM
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26. So The Senate Talking Investigations Into. . .
. . .price fixing and gouging had nothing to do with. The Senate, with subpoena power, talking investigation didn't scare the oil execs, but reporters talking about talking about it did?

Yeah, ok.

Clearly there's a connection between people thinking investigation and the drop in prices. Clearly he's right in that they used any possible excuse to drive up prices without any connection to demand or supply. But, i somehow think the Senate talking investigation is a far scarier prospect than a twit like O'Reilly "knowing some people".


The Professor
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:16 AM
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27. OK fine
the next time gas prices go up in your area please be sure to send your complaint to the man in charge. I'm sure he'll be happy to hear from you.
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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:21 AM
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30. Well, I invented the question mark.
/dr_evil
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:58 AM
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31. i believe him..
remember, he single handedly brought France to it's knees with his boycott. You can read all about in the Paris Business Review.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 03:41 PM
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49. rofl
:rofl: :applause:

I've never seen that website. I wonder if www.sweetjesusihatebilloreilly.com knows about that.
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Nostradammit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 06:29 AM
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56. That's Great!!
Love this graphic:




Ole' Bill sure got a comeuppance comin', don't he?
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MsConduct Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 12:06 PM
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33. Wow! If he's that powerful, maybe he can single handedly end
the war! What a raving lunatic.
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iconoclastNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 12:17 PM
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35. I hope someone breaks in to
Edited on Thu Dec-01-05 12:17 PM by iconoclastNYC
Andrea's apartment and gets those tapes. That's all it'd take to snap the thread by which he clings to sanity.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 01:45 PM
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37. No, I Think Steven Colbert Is Responsible For It
Oh BROTHER O'Reilly is such an assclown...I wonder if he watched Colbert and wonders why everyone's laughing, he acts JUST LIKE THAT!
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 01:52 PM
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38. I hear he stopped filling his swimming pool with it n/t
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 02:00 PM
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40. STFU, Bill. You are a blow hard!
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Karmadillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 02:17 PM
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43. He healed my sick cousin and made it rain last week.
nt
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 02:34 PM
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44. He really is crazy.
I'll watch the day his head explodes on air.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 02:34 PM
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45. He really is crazy.
I'll watch the day his head explodes on air.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 03:32 PM
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46. Isn't that odd?
I thought Bill had a deprived childhood in a lower class area. His father was significant enough in an oil company that the executives would be aware of the connection to O'Really?
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Trish1168 Donating Member (371 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:35 PM
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50. megalomaniacal phone sex addict
He's such a jerk.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 06:19 PM
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51. Remember...
Bill says "I'm looking out for you" :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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A Simple Game Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:24 PM
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52. And O'reilly is the kind of guy
that you don't have to thank him.

No, really, there is no need to thank him. None at all.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:32 PM
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54. So if his father worked for an oil company,
doesn't that kind of blow his 'I was a poor kid' claim right out of the water?

Does he even THINK about what he says before he says it?

No, don't answer that. LOL
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 10:39 PM
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55. Bill is the Overlord of Stupid Morans
Bill raises and lowers the Sung Yung Moon, Bill has a 1,340 IQ, Bill lubes up his mouth with un-biased reporting, all before air-time, such a smart guy, snappy dresser, phono-sexual harasser with 'tickle toy' up the bum. Bill outshines Bush with bright, radiant truth.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 06:40 AM
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57. So, that means he was also responsible for the HIGH gas prices
a few months ago, right? Gotta take the good with the bad, Loofah Man.

Falafel!
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 07:53 AM
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58. You know, if O'Lielly's head expands any more, it won't fit
on the set for his stupid show, or it'll just implode like a neutron star.
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