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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:06 PM
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has all sharpton been sick?
he looks really thin.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:06 PM
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1. I see that too
Hmmm, I wonder...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:07 PM
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:08 PM
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4. What kind of nonsense is this?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:08 PM
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5. That's freeperish. nt
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:19 PM
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14. This one is a natural. n/t
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:11 PM
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6. give a warm hello to rush limbaugh's ass -- will ya? nt
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:12 PM
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7. He's always been filth -
back in the days when he was an FBI snitch, he was filth, and now he's the latter-day Jesse Jackson, jumping in front of the cameras as soon as anything hits the screen, just so that he can get some face time.

Let's not forget Tawana Brawley, please, and all that Sharpton did to try to ruin a good man's life. And I wonder if those judgments have ever been paid .............................
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:15 PM
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9. So now some have moved from dancing on MJ's grave
to hate-filled diatribe towards Sharpton? Definitely time to go to bed, it seems. :eyes:
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:20 PM
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15. Hey,
I dealt with Rev. Sharpton back in the seventies, when I was working with the Berrigan brothers and the New Catholic Left. I know whereof I speak.

Your ignorance of the facts should not deter you from learning about what happened back then........................
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:34 PM
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26. Keep your accusations to yourself... I know the history & facts...
Edited on Thu Jun-25-09 09:36 PM by hlthe2b
I wonder how YOU will be perceived when you "shed your mortal shell..." I'm betting with your penchance for lashing out at others, you may well have a few vocal detractors of your own...

Wishing someone else dead is a horrendous freeperish behavior--as is your post egging on the OP.... Disgusting...
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:06 PM
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50. Accusations?
Oh, get a grip. You don't like my opinion, well, that's your right.

But don't tell me to turn down my light just because yours is different. That's not how it works..........................
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:17 PM
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11. What the fuck?
I thought I have seen it all on DU.

This place is becoming freeper left....what is this crap?
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:22 PM
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18. Clearly,
you're not familiar with Al Sharpton's history.

He was an FBI informant in Harlem in the 1960s. That was common knowledge, but it's certainly not proper to talk of the good reverend, is it?

And why not? What's his big saintly reputation now?

Check out Tawana Brawley, and see what the good reverend did to an innocent man, just to stay in the newspapers.

Then, check out his tax liabilities, and see if any of the civil judgments against him have been satisfied. Sharpton, for a long time in the seventies and eighties, spent a lot of time trying to ruin people, who turned around and sued him successfully.

Know your history before you start calling names.................
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:28 PM
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21. I know the many misdeeds of Al, but you responded to a post wishing for his death
by calling him filth. That should be beneath any decent person.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:30 PM
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23. Yeah, well,
that was over the top, but I was just backing up the post to which I responded.

I do see him, though, as a parasite. Quite worthless, but always willing to fly first-class and stay in luxury suites, as long as someone else is picking up the tab. There are a number of lawsuits against him for not paying hotel tabs.

He's a real hero, yeah........................
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:21 PM
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17. I'm no Sharpton fan
but that was not funny
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:24 PM
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It wasn't meant to be funny -
I had dealings with him in the seventies, when I worked in the civil rights world as a young lawyer.

Tawana Brawley. Remember that? One of Sharpton's grandstand plays that almost ruined the life of a good man. There are others.

He's hardly a role model, certainly not a hero, and it's an embarrassment that he deigns to present himself as any kind of spokesman for the African-American community ....................
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:02 PM
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45. Yep he's no role model
We know that - my response was to the deleted post.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:05 PM
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49. Yeah,
that one was over the top, I admit, but ............ oh, never mind..............
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:26 PM
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20. Please. Tawana Brawley? Have you grown in 30 years? I sure hope so.
Yes, he sucked and was wrong, but yes, that's history. That's like bringing up Chappaquidick every time someone mentions Kennedy.



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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:29 PM
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22. Check and see
if he ever paid the judgment that was levied against him in that case? He hasn't.

Why is Sharpton such a hero? What has he done?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:33 PM
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25. He's not a hero, he's human.
Just like me.

Oh, and I learned to like him somewhat during the 2004 primaries. He was a feisty one.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:35 PM
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27. Did you ever see his appearance on
"Boston Legal"?

It was a riot. He's a great performer, no doubt about that.

But, I have a special place in my heart for people who were snitches back when good people were doing all they could to end the Vietnam fiasco. COINTELPRO paid Sharpton handsomely..................
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:41 PM
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31. Whatever. I still don't wish him, or anyone (well, except...nevermind), the worst. nt
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:37 PM
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29. It's the one event about racism that every white person is guaranteed to know.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:44 PM
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33. I lived in NY at the time. Had just moved
back after years being away. That was followed closely by Joel Steinberg (?) and Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill. Memorable days in NY.
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:45 PM
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35. between Tawana Brawley and OJ, the scales have been evened.
Edited on Thu Jun-25-09 09:58 PM by Uzybone
corrected Brawleys' last name
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:51 PM
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37. What does that even mean?
Seriously, no clue here.

And it's Brawley, I think.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:57 PM
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38. "And it's Brawley, I think." - Doesn't matter - black folks are all the same to some...
And because a black person somewhere somewhen made a false claim involving white folks, for that reason we white folks get to shutdown any black person anywhere at anytime who make a claim of racism as being "oversensitive".

It's absolutely wonderful being the fox guarding the henhouse.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:59 PM
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41. Hold on! Broad brush, too broad.
I'm waiting for an answer before I start attacking anyone.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:01 PM
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44. (shrug) I'm not stopping you from waiting. Wait as long as you like.
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:01 PM
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43. yep, thanks
covers what I was saying.
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:04 PM
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47. It means that some people love to bring up Tawana and OJ when discussing race and justice
as if those two cases mean that blacks have been routinely getting over on the justice system. Ive seen numerous posters retort that "OJ also got off, does that mean he is innocent?" when people say that MJ was not convicted as a child molester.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:16 PM
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52. Phew! Sarcasm. Now I get it. nt
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Political Tiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:40 PM
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30. +1 !
n/t
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:44 PM
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32. shut up about Tawana Brawley, We had the 'B' girl and countless perps claiming black 'did it"
Edited on Thu Jun-25-09 09:45 PM by Liberal_in_LA
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:46 PM
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36. The 'B' girl deserves therapy, according to DUers. Sharpton deserves to die...
Edited on Thu Jun-25-09 09:47 PM by BlooInBloo
This I have learned from DU.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:57 PM
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39. that's how it works
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:59 PM
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42. Come on .........
And there's no comparison to that B girl and what happened in the Brawley case...................
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:02 PM
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46. Does it compare the Susan Smith case... the scary black male drowned her 2 kids in the river
Plenty of horrendous false claims
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:04 PM
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48. Again, no comparison -
the Brawley case went to trial in the civil matter, and the deception was documented, the judgments levied, and none of them ever paid.

But Sharpton and his cronies did a mighty fine job of trying to ruin an innocent man...............
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:45 PM
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34. Last I read, he had never paid the judgements
I concur he is deeply flawed
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:12 PM
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8. Disgusting comment... really disgusting...
:eyes:
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:15 PM
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10. Wow, you are posting nasty things everywhere tonight.
You seem to be self destructing into freeperisms.
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:12 PM
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51. self-destructing is right
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:56 PM
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54. It was tombstoned! I thought that was going to happen because
its anger was really getting out of control.

Thanks for letting me know!
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:59 PM
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55. LOL. Thanks for the update-- s/he has been on my Ignore list for awhile...
... and now I know who you all have been responding to.

:toast: indeed.

Hekate


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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:18 PM
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12. I don't like Sharpton, either, but I would not wish him death.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:19 PM
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13. Not funny n/t
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:24 PM
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19. GawdDAMN you're shitty.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:32 PM
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24. .
:puke:
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:07 PM
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3. My mom's listening in the kitchen
and she asked "Who's talking now? Izzat Sharpton?"

I glanced at the tube, and said "no."

I agree, he's really thin.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:20 PM
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16. I assumed it was just eld, might maybe it's something specific.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:35 PM
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28. He's working on keeping trim ever since he did that fast in Puerto Rico.
He also got rid of the James Brown 'do--which makes him look a bit leaner and meaner. A good haircut can do wonders.
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ChazII Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 09:58 PM
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40. He was in Phoenix
earlier this month.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:24 PM
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53. goodness he does look ill. You can see him here:
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