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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:15 PM
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John Stossel's first day @ Fox: "finally, the freedom to talk about a few things I know about."

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/fnc/john_stossels_f...



John Stossel made his first appearance as a FOX News employee today on The Live Desk with Martha MacCallum and Trace Gallagher.

Gallagher asked Stossel why he joined the FOX family: "The health care story is one of the reasons," Stossel said. While still with ABC News Stossel said he'd produced an hour-long healthcare special, but, "I could not get it on the air at ABC. They were doing Michael Jackson stories. Fox covers the news, so finally, the freedom to talk about a few things I know about."

Stossel will host a program on Fox Business Network and make appearances on Fox News Channel. As for the timing of the premiere of his FBN show, Gallagher said, "We're not exactly sure when."

"It's my first day, cut me some slack," responded Stossel.

> Update from an ABC News insider: "John knows full well that he did not produce an hour on healthcare. It was a five minute retread of a piece that had been done a year earlier. And with Michael Jackson's body not yet cold, there wasn't a news person in the world who would have made a different judgment than to hold that retread and put it on a couple weeks later, which is what we did."
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:16 PM
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1. FoxNews - Home of a number of retreads
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:31 PM
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21. I think you misspelled retard....
:shrug: :silly:
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:17 PM
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2. He's sort of right. Zero=zero.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:17 PM
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3. Even greater freedumb to lie with impunity
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:17 PM
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4. Translated: The freedom to tell lies and half truths to fit my political belief
I am sure that having no restrictions on attacking the President or Democrats does feel like freedom to a right wing moron.
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elizfeelinggreat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:25 PM
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15. +1
As proven by an immediate rebuttal of his claim of an " hour-long healthcare special ".
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:17 PM
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5. Little asshole.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 10:39 PM
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56. No, big asshole
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:18 PM
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6. funny how shit attracts shit
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SteelPenguin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:18 PM
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7. Because Fox News didn't cover the Michael Jackson story
Not at all.... Nope....
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:19 PM
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8. Gawd help me, I want to rip his mustache off his face and stuff it down his throat.
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live love laugh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 10:30 PM
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55. Hahahahaaaaa. Me too. nt
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:19 PM
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9. That's quite the response from the ABC News "insider"
I do hope Mr. Stossel left left his bridges in flames.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:20 PM
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10. Goat sex has no business being discussed, John...
Regardless of how much you know about it.
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:20 PM
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11. He meant to say, "the freedom to talk about the few things I know about."
Hey, people, cut him some slack! Waaaaah.
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:21 PM
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12. I just want to see his and Geraldo's moustache duke it out.
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HillWilliam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:29 PM
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18. I'm sure they can't wait to give each other rides n/t
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 04:03 PM
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36. LMAO
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 10:45 PM
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57. .
:rofl:
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:21 PM
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13. John Stossel talking about things he knows equals...
...lots of dead air.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:23 PM
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14. He left abc and went to Fux so he could talk about jack shit. nt

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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:27 PM
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16. Johny wants to make money like Insanity and Orealy. nt
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:28 PM
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17. Thanks for filling seven seconds there, John
Get in touch when you know something else, and I'm sure Fox will put you on for another seven seconds, five of which will be "Here's John Stossel," and "Thanks for that, John. I guess ABC's loss is our gain! Wonderful."
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keroro gunsou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:29 PM
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19. "a few things he knows about..."
what? all two of them?
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:40 PM
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26. Let's list the things John knows about...
1. How to kiss corporate ass.
2. How to cover-up corporate crime.
3. How to toady for power.

That's about it from what I got. What else does he know?
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:43 PM
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28. Well, how to get blasted in the face by wrestlers . ..
. . . when he makes stupid statements to them like "I think this is all fake". Wow, John Kreskin, yur sher ubservunt. Cuz alluh us'n thought this were REALLLL!!



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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:31 PM
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20. He's full of it
ABC has given him plenty of "bogus" specials over the years. Maybe they finally wised up to his BS. Waaah let me go to FOX and spew my lies to people who believe them. His piece on public schools really was the last straw. He doesn't like any government intervention (only when he needs it). Good riddance you tool!!
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:36 PM
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22. How many scales fell today
How many people thought this guy was an honest journalist and will suddenly realize they've been manipulated for decades by this pos.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:36 PM
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23. "finally, the freedom to talk about THE few things I know about."
--- How he should have said it!
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:36 PM
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24. Well that should take all of 5 minutes...
then he can get to the real business of reporting whatever the RNC blast faxes him that day.
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vinylsolution Donating Member (807 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:37 PM
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25. Stossel only fits on one TV channel....
Edited on Mon Oct-19-09 03:37 PM by vinylsolution
... with the parallel universe crowd and their dwindling audience of lemmings.

The 2012 election is looking better and better, isn't it?





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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:41 PM
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27. Where's an abusive wrestler when you really need him?
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:51 PM
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30. That's worth revisiting
I despise this twerp, who is rightfully referred to as 'Geraldo the Lesser.'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrX9Ca7LSyQ

I never thought I could get so much enjoyment out of a case of 'roid rage.
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:54 PM
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32. Bwahahaha, that is fantastic!

:rofl:

I had never seen that...thanks!
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GrilledCheeses Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 04:11 PM
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37. Damn, Stossel had the shit slapped out of him.
"You think that's fake?"

:rofl:
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 07:03 PM
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52. Interesting ... Stossel wants tort reform but he sues & gets $425,000
at least according to the info section to that video.

Thanks for sharing the video, though I hate violence, I have to admit, I enjoyed it!

Stossel's been around for a couple of decades or more at ABC, did they cut him loose or did the hypocrite leave for a more liar's pasture over at Faux?

Years ago, I would watch 20/20, but besides Stossel's blurring of truths, I couldn't stand his sing-song voice (there's another sing-songer on Dateline, Keith Morrison, I can't watch for that reason, as well).

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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:48 PM
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29. Translation: Finally, the freedom to spew RW lies non-stop nt
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Diane R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:51 PM
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31. And finally, a chance for Stossel's true right-wing wacko prejudice to be exposed.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:56 PM
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33. In a world of constant change, it's good to see that he still has that 70s porn-star look going ON!!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 04:12 PM
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38. ...
Bow chicka bow bow ...



Funny sidenote. I'd seen this photo before and tried googling "John Stossel hot tub" and "John Stossel swim suit" to no avail. When I googled "John Stossel douchebag" it popped up. :rofl:
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vinylsolution Donating Member (807 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 04:19 PM
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39. Tom Selleck....
... without the cred!

:rofl:


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get the red out Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:59 PM
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34. Freedom to go off the last of the meds
The voices he's hearing need to be heard.
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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 03:59 PM
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35. I stopped looking at him or ABC years ago. He was all BS and ABC put it on.
Can't stand either of them.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 04:24 PM
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40. Another liar joins FAUX. Let's corral them all on FAUX, and maybe
American journalism can make a comeback.
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GentryDixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 04:38 PM
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41. This being the same person who benefited from the
"Socialist Government" when his house was destroyed in a coastal storm and the Government paid to replace it.

What a POS. :puke:
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 04:39 PM
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42. Dr. D: "What the hell's a matter with you? That's an open hand slap"
john stossel is a fucktool
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 04:44 PM
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43. Stossel admits he knows little about only a few things
I'm surprised he is so self-aware.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 04:45 PM
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44. Smarmy little prig.
Bet he gets a 'hard-hitting' show of his own, soon.

Just another suck-up who knows that lying on the air at Fox is the way to big $$$.
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Thickasabrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 06:16 PM
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45. John Stossel is a douchebag. nt
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 06:17 PM
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46. Paging David Schultz...
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 06:25 PM
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47. Goody for HIM
Edited on Mon Oct-19-09 06:29 PM by SoCalDem
Poor doofus, had to try so hard to control his inner feeling for all that time he drew an ABC paycheck.. how awful for him..

Now he can pal around with his mentor

and feel free to express his libertarian/right-wing nonsense, in a comfy atmosphere
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Stevenmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 06:34 PM
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48. Yes John, "Few" and "Things I know about" describe you to a tee
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 06:36 PM
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49. I can lie here! Yay Me! n/t
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 06:44 PM
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50. match made in heaven!
:puke:
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 07:03 PM
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51. Stossel is yet another chickenhawk republicon whiney propagandist
pathetic
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 08:23 PM
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53. this guy is a jerk
Honestly most non Faux broadcasters don't bother me a whole lot, well, except for Dobbs, et al, but this dude? He is bad!!
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Confusious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 09:28 PM
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54. A Liar

At home with Liars.
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