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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 04:59 PM
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Limbaugh really is the lowest form of life alive
Edited on Wed Jan-13-10 05:00 PM by samplegirl
Limbaugh Discourages Donations to Haiti, Questions Obamas Motives for Encouraging Donations
January 13, 2010

Newsprism has been monitoring the blogosphere today to guage reactions to the earthquake in Haiti. Im happy to report that on the left and right, the predominant reaction has been to offer prayers and sympathy and to inform people where they can donate to relief efforts.

At wizbang.com and breitbart.com (scroll down to see comments), Ive found some very offensive remarks and some inappropriate politicization, but nobody should judge these sites nor the conservative movement based on a few wingnuts. (In fact, it could well be that a misguided liberal troll or two is trying to discredit the right with these posts.)

The alleged leader of the conservative movement, however, has shown his true colors today in a way that should shock and disgust any true conservative, and certainly, any good Christian or good American.

On his radio program, Rush Limbaugh has not only chosen to politicize the earthquake, but is actually discouraging listeners from donating to relief efforts!

Limbaughs reasoning is chilling: First, he claims that we have already donated via income taxesin other words, since our government is helping Haiti, we need do no more (other than complain about it.) Second, Limbaugh insists that such donations would be wasted anyhow:

There are people that have been trying to save Haiti just as were trying to save Africa. You just cant keep throwing money at it because the dictatorships there just take it all(and) youre not creating a permanent system where people can provide for themselves.

Aside from conflating Africa and Haiti (a rather racist rhetorical move), Limbaugh ignores the fact that the charities involved are or will be working on the ground directly with the victims in a country whose government has been all but wiped out; no dictator will be able to pilfer a substantial amount from donated funds. He also ignores the fact that relief is needed immediately without regard to the systemic or institutional issues he brings up.

Just as unconscionable is Limbaughs accusation that President Obama is using whitehouse.gov to solicit donations for earthquake relief in order to 1.) skim some of those donations and 2.) develop a list of contributors from whom to solicit donations for (Obama) and other causes.

But all whitehouse.gov does is link directly to charities providing relief to earthquake victims and survivors!

This is not conservatism. Its the most vile of partisan politics mixed with a disgraceful lack of human compassion.

Limbaughs next move, predictably, will be to capitalize on the controversy caused by his cold, cold hearted comments.
http://newsprism.wordpress.com/
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:00 PM
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1. Rush Limbaugh is an asshole.
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:02 PM
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2. That's an insult to decent hard working anuses (ani?) everywhere. I demand an apology sir!
:P
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:05 PM
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9. Unforunately, any sort of comparison between Limbaugh and belly-crawling pond scum...
will inevitably insult the scum, who has done nothing to harm anybody.
Even calling Limbaugh a piece of shit isn't proper...what has the average piece of shit done to anybody?

So here's my idea.
Rush Limbaugh is a real Rush Limbaugh. I can't think of any comparison more fitting or insulting than that.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:08 PM
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10. Please, don't anyone call him a snake
My sweet, little snakelet doesn't deserve that kind of cruelty. :cry:
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:43 PM
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27. how about "he's a real piece of Limbaugh!"
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:02 PM
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3. "Its the most vile of partisan politics mixed with a disgraceful lack of human compassion."
Perfectly stated. :thumbsup;
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:02 PM
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Now I actually wish Limbaugh had dropped dead of a heart attack
nt
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:12 PM
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I can't say I wished him dead.
Well. Maybe I did.


On second thought - yeah - I probably did.
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:02 PM
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4. His fans weren't going to donate anyway. He's not going to have
any impact on the charitable aid to Haiti.
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Batgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 07:37 PM
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40. I tend to agree that his followers weren't going to donate anyway.
It's just that now, their hero's verbal droppings have given them a way to not donate and to feel self-righteous about it.
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:05 PM
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5. Somebody needs to pull his mic!!!!
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:05 PM
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6. Beyond disgusting. nt.
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:05 PM
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7. Why anyone even listens to this mean-spirited bastard is beyond me. n/t
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:05 PM
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8. I was going to say
That he couldn't be worse than Pat Robertson. If this is true, I would have been wrong.
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:10 PM
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11. How dare him turned this political
I hope his fate is failure a.s.a.p.
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superduperfarleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:11 PM
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12. When Limbaugh and Pat FINALLY die, I don't want to hear any whining about gravedancing.
Massive blood loss due to a broken bottle being jammed into their rectums is too good for these two sacks of shit.
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Martin Eden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 07:08 PM
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36. I hope they live, and suffer
May they be rejected, ignored, utterly disgraced, and still retain enough brain cells to understand that even the morans who once hung on their every word have finally seen them for the vile disgusting spewers of lies and hate that they are.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:12 PM
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13. He looks up at whale shit.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:12 PM
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14. He has brainwashed good republicans til they have become
the dregs of the country as he has. This man will suffer for what he has done. I hope it is in my lifetime. I would like for the whole conservative movement to get a sight of this person when he has a payback.
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:13 PM
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16. Me Too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:13 PM
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15. Ed Schultz commenting now on
how Limbaugh is pulling out the race cards.
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:20 PM
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17. Unconscionable
What`s really scary about Limbaugh is the fact that he has MILLIONS of followers.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:22 PM
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18. This is only the latest confirmation.



OxyRush has always been a hatemongering asshole. And he always will be.


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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:23 PM
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19. he hates women( 53% of the population) democrats, poor people, liberals,
anyone who doesn't agree with him, and probably children (three marriages and no children). He only likes himself. anybody shocked??
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:24 PM
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20. Check out my sig line
That fat pig exemplifies it.
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DeschutesRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:27 PM
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21. How will this attitude play with right wing religious folk who do missionary work in other countries
Edited on Wed Jan-13-10 05:28 PM by DeschutesRiver
like Haiti? Ex - there is a neighborhood family of republican major church goers who do two trips a year to various impoverished countries, bringing money for food, and who help physically build churches, schools, outhouses, whatever it takes, in order to get the chance to spread their version of "the word." Leaving aside the motive of converting people in general in this way, I do understand that a lot of these people do a whole lot of good things for people who live in extreme poverty.

And there are others who do missions in impoverished countries without any religious basis, like some of our local doctors who perform free surgeries for those in extreme need. Heck, there is a local animal vet who is not only very involved locally in spay/neuter projects, but also he and a few others donate their time and fly to impoverished places to do free spay/neuters as well (I think they are leaving for another mission in a few days). I don't know their politics, but I'd bet some of them are also republicans. Should they stop donating their time or money to such causes in general? Or is it still okay for his listeners to donate things during good times so long as they don't do so during emergencies? Limbaugh has gone mental at this point.

By making these false allegations about Obama's motivations in helping those in need, and by saying that you can't keep throwing money at places like this, he is impugning not only Obama's integrity but that of some of his listeners. I hope they get that message loud and clear.
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:32 PM
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22. This is unreal!
Honestly I would expect something like this from the onion satire site, but if this is true its an outrage.

So Obama wants donations to Haiti so he can steal off the top from the donations?? That is beyond insulting and way over the line!

And Limbaugh is actively discouraging people to donate to relief efforts in Haiti?? Well, karma is a bitch and I hope it catches up with Limbaugh soon for his "pouring salt in the wound" comments!
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:33 PM
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23. Monster
Him and Pat Robertson. What IS it about the 'moral majority' types that makes them so IMMORAL???

I would have thought that donating to help disaster victims would be non-controversial even to very right-wing people; seems like I was wrong.

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rwheeler31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:33 PM
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24. Ditto heads will not help anyone they love being
selfish and cruel.
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:37 PM
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25. Limbaugh is that scum that forms between the seabed and a piece of whale sh*t
a world class loser.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 05:42 PM
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26. He and many of his dittoheads are probably disappointed about all the survivors.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 06:28 PM
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28. I only wish he was buried under all that rubble.
Am I too bneing too crass? Too insensitive?

Too freakin' bad.

Limbaugh is pure filth.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 06:30 PM
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29. He is not so stop saying that!
Marion "Pat" Robertson barely edges him out, for claiming that the quake was caused by some fictitious "pact with the devil" that the slaves supoosedly made to gain victory over the French. :wtf:
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 06:34 PM
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30. He's hoping that somehow this disaster lowers the cost of young boys in Dominican Republic
Edited on Wed Jan-13-10 06:36 PM by JBoy
You see he's just opposed to anything that interferes with a free-market economy.
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civildisoBDence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 06:48 PM
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32. That's hilarious JBoy n/t
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seeinfweggos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 06:41 PM
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31. rush limbaugh is a pathetic commentary on our society
the fact that so many people (enough to make him rich and keep him on the air)listen to him and and believe as he does is a really bad reality. it exposes a rot much more fetid than the pure greed of the wall street bastards. he is a giant megaphone for people who simply hate.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 06:49 PM
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33. Well, Haiti isn't the Dominican Republic.
Edited on Wed Jan-13-10 06:50 PM by WinkyDink
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 06:53 PM
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34. Rush is a despicable piece of shit
And so is anyone who is a fan of his.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 07:03 PM
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35. I'd easily add Rush to my list of people you love to hate.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 07:14 PM
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37. Fuck that asshole
He's an idiot and his followers are idiots.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 07:15 PM
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38. There are tons of Americans that love these asshats. What does that say?
What does it say about our people when so many tune in to these assholes? What does it say when so many chickens vote for Colonel Sanders?

It says we're propagandized by the corporate media, IMHO.
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Guilded Lilly Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 07:24 PM
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39. If I were not a pacifist (!) I would want to slap Limbaugh
...but I would be afraid of the foul residue it would leave on my hand.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 09:52 PM
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41. I hate few people, but Limbaugh...
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-14-10 09:01 AM
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42. Keith Olbermann said it all......
on the batshit racist comments of Limpballs and Robertson:
"Mr. Robertson, Mr. Limbaugh, your lives are not worth those of the lowest, meanest, poorest of those victims still lying under that rubble in Haiti tonight. You serve no good, you serve no God. You inspire only stupidity and hatred, and I would wish you to hell. But knowing how empty your souls must be for you to be able to say such things in a time of such pain, I suspect the vacant, purposeless lives you both live now are hell enough already."
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-14-10 09:16 AM
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44. KO said it perfectly. Empty, soulless people.
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wjh876 Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-14-10 02:16 PM
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48. he's a piece of shit
he's a piece of shit..I just needed to say that... a spoiled, strung out, oxycontin seeking, jonesing, street punk with a few bucks and a mic. God help the people of Haiti, and anyone who listens to this buttplug. Thanks KO and others.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-14-10 09:06 AM
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43. ROBERTSON, Limbosevic, & Shrub are Satan's excrement smeared on the world. n/t
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-14-10 10:41 AM
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45. I say we all join together.....
and call every sponsor the slob has!!!
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-14-10 11:11 AM
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46. And yet he's been around for a couple decades and has made millions n/t
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-14-10 01:58 PM
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47. My only surprise was that Rush beat DU to make up a BS criticism of obama
What the fuck, DU, you gonna let him do that?
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