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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:26 PM
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Larry Flynt offering $1,000,000 for dirt on Rick Perry
http://www.tmz.com/2011/09/22/larry-flynt-rick-perry-pr...

Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt is putting GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry in his crosshairs ... he'll be offering up to $1 million for anyone who can prove Perry has had an illicit sexual liaison ... TMZ has learned.

The ad -- which Flynt will take out in various newspapers -- says, "Have you had a gay or straight sexual encounter with Governor Rick Perry?"

Flynt -- clearly not a fan of Perry, who opposes same-sex marriage and is generally very conservative on social issues -- has done this before, but didn't limit his targets to Republicans. In 1998, he offered a similar bounty for dirt on Bill Clinton. And he's made similar offers for info on all members of Congress...
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RandySF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:27 PM
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1. I love Uncle Larry
He's my kind of slime. :)
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:28 PM
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2. Crossing fingers for photographic evidence.
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Whiskeytide Donating Member (128 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:32 PM
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4. Ewww.
:puke:
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SugarShack Donating Member (979 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:32 PM
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3. You don't get to lead the state of TX and get a free pass to be number one for prez, unless they can
control you. Of course there are pictures. It's always been a chase for pictures. Someone had pics in Watergate, someone had pics in the America Media Bldg. anthrax case. It's hard to get to them...

google The Franklin Cover UP

Larry Flynt knows it's played this way. I glad he's putting up the dough!
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LongTomH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:34 PM
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5. I seriously doubt this will affect Parry's chances in the primaries.
If he got caught with his pants down, he will just say that he has repented and God has forgiven him, just like Dubya in his campaign.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:35 PM
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6. He does this all the time. I think he does it for payoff, nothing ever comes of these offers and
we know those he requests info on do have things that would take them down. Never happens.

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banned from Kos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:46 PM
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9. Larry bought some Dr. Laura pics - they were good ones too
exposed one lying hypocrite.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:54 PM
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12. you applaud that? as much as we may not like the woman, to applaud an x bf profitting off something
private is disgusting. it show the scum flint is and the trash people are who applauds something like that.
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banned from Kos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 03:06 PM
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15. Damn right I applaud it. The woman makes a living off berating
other women for their "immoral" ways.

Morality is subjective - not fixed by Dr. Laura's fake Gawd so that she can shame others for doing what she did.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 03:28 PM
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Rainbowreflect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 03:46 PM
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22. Sorry, but I have no problem with that.
People who are in the public eye proclaiming they are moral and telling others how they should behave should be shown to be the hypocrites they are.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 04:24 PM
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23. i am always a little surprised and a bet disgusted at the wiggle room us liberals allow
ourselves in our own hypocrisy.

the reality is... this young woman had her relationship with a bf and entrusted him in their privacy. the majority, vast majority, would have issue with any X-bf violating a GF privacy by putting the pictures out, pictures that are meant to be kept private. at the least, we would feel privacy was invaded, and the X trash. but here we glorify it. and praise the man that has absolutely no ethical stance, yet exploits. the argument for flynt and his porn is the women are willing. obviously he exploits the nonwilling, too.

hypocrisy at its most
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 05:06 PM
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32. this would be the man we say is harmless cause he only exploits the willing.
ooops... he exploits the unwilling, too. so what does that make him. and what does that make those that support that behavior.
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 04:29 PM
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24. LOL..
I posted those Dr. Laura pics, well actually a link to them, on a forum our local newspaper has...and got banned for a week. Like you, I was just trying to point out her outrageous hypocrisy..
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:51 PM
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10. He's come out with a few stories over the years... catch is, there's never evidence.
And $1 million is a hell of a lot of money to motivate people to just make shit up, too. So it makes anything he comes out with hard to give credence to unless there's photographic evidence.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 03:14 PM
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17. How about almost-Speaker of the House Bob Livingston (R-LA)?
updated 6/9/2011 2:11:54 PM ET
Print Font:
Guests: Larry Flynt, Terry ONeill
RACHEL MADDOW, HOST: Good evening, Lawrence. Thanks very much.
And thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour.

RewardLarry Flynt and Hustler magazine announce a cash offer of up to $1 million. Have you had an adulterous sexual encounter with a current member of the United States Congress or a high-ranking government official? Can you provide documentary evidence of elicit sexual relations with a congressman, senator or other prominent office-holder? Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine will pay you up to $1 million if we choose to publish your verified story and use your material.
This was a full page ad that ran in The Washington Post on Sunday, October 4th, 1998, during the supercharged Bill Clinton impeachment saga. One million dollars if you can provide evidence that you had an affair with a high-ranking government official. A million bucks from Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine.
Not long after that full page ad was published in that Sunday edition of The Washington Postsuccess. Larry Flynt and Hustler magazines quest uncovered the hypocrisy they were looking for.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Tonight, the search underway for the next speaker of the House. The last man in line for that job has resigned.
BOB LIVINGSTON, FORMER U.S. CONGRESSMAN: I must set the example that I hope President Clinton will follow. I will not stand for speaker of the House on January 6th.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
MADDOW: Republican Congressman Bob Livingston in line then to become the next speaker of the House, but forced to resign after Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine got the goods on him. They were about to reveal that Bob Livingston, the guy busy impeaching Bill Clinton, Bob Livingston had himself been unfaithful to his own wife. Not news in itself necessarily, but definitely news in context because of the crusade that Mr. Livingston was on as a congressman and a political leader at the time. It was blatant, humiliating hypocrisy.
The reveal of that and the shocking resignation of Bob Livingston when everybody thought he was about to be speaker of the House, that happened on the same day that the House of Representatives voted to impeach Bill Clinton. At the time, it was just as shocking, which, of course, was the point.
After he resigned, Bob Livingston was replaced in Congress by a young, family values politician who had this to say about the whole sordid Bob Livingston affair. Quote, I think Livingston stepping down makes a very powerful argument that Clinton should resign as well and move beyond this mess.
That young family values politician went on to have a really bright career in Congress. He campaigned on stuff like protecting the sanctity of marriage. He co-authored the federal marriage amendment to keep gay people from getting married because that kind of marriage is of lower moral class than the kind of marriage that he had.
That young family values politician is a man you may have heard of, his name is David Vitter. David Vitter inherited Bob Livingstons seat in the House of Representatives after Bob Livingston had to resign in disgrace over his Bob Livingston sex scandal. David Vitter then went on to become a U.S. senator. And, frankly, he didnt really make much of a national impression until about eight years later, until about eight years later when Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine struck again.

more...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43343275/ns/msnbc_tv-rachel...
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 03:43 PM
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21. Something did come of his exposing the hypocrites who went
after Clinton. In many ways he helped save Clinton's presidency. While the hypocrites were all over TV moralizing about family values, thanks to a similar effort by Larry Flint, their supposedly squeaky clean new Speaker at the time, who was being held up as a shining example of Family Values, by comparison to Clinton, was exposed as having an even worse record of not-so-family values.

Livingston had to step down and the Republicans were exposed as the hypocrites they are. Flint decided not to reveal all he had on Livingston after he heard from his wife. He stated that his wife as a 'nice lady' and didn't want to hurt her, and there was no need to do anything more at that point.

He also exposed others involved in the Clinton witch hunt and claimed he had lots more which, if Clinton WAS convicted in the Senate, he would reveal. Since that didn't happen, he ended his exposures having, as he said, 'made my point'.

I don't like this kind of thing. But apparently Republicans have no shame about pointing fingers at others even when they are engaged in doing exactly what they are condemning in others. As Larry said when asked about exposing Democratic 'sins', 'well, they are not going around preaching about family values or using it to take down someone else'. Or words to that effect.

If they start a war on Democrats, which is what they were doing back then, then they should not be surprised if someone uses their own weapons against them. I think he taught them a good lesson which they were literally asking for.
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:42 PM
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7. Wasn't there already a lady of the night
Saying he was too coked up to perform? Find that girl. If this involves cocaine there has to be more like this. Does Rick know Ted Haggard?
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Wait Wut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:43 PM
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8. The GOP has the Koch Brothers...
...we have Larry Flynt. Once again, the Democrats prove that they attract the more ethical and moral of our society.

Thanks, Larry!
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:53 PM
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11. Thanks Larry. However,
I want Perry to be the GOP nomination.
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krawhitham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 10:05 AM
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41. I know, offer 1 million for finding a 2nd wife married to Mitt
Perry will be easy to beat, he scare the shit out of Dems

Dems just dislike Mitt


But he should also be easy to beat, he flip flops three times in a day and some have been caught on camera

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Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:57 PM
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13. Perry is impersonating Bachmann
Why bother.


sink sink sink.


Huntsman or Romney will be the nominee.

Sad thing is that Huntsman could beat Obama in my humble opinion. He is about as middle as it gets and with the suffering in this country he could win. Sad thing is that he is a middle road poser. Make no mistake. He knows what he is doing. Look at his history because he is NOT under the scope and may not very well be until it's too late. Romney has a ground game like no other that he built for 10 years plus.


We need Obama to start campaigning NOW!
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 03:31 PM
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19. Either Romney or Huntsman
make a teabagging third party candidate more likely. The baggers hate both of them.
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Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 03:36 PM
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20. Gitty up
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 05:05 PM
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31. Huntsman is NOT middle class, he is a multimillionaire born to a billionaire
who, at one point, was the 49th richest man alive.

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Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 11:00 AM
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47. Middle road I mean
He plays like he is very center, but he is far from it if you go back in his history.
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 03:03 PM
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14. I wish I had something...maybe I can make something up.
for a cool mil I'd do anything...
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 03:08 PM
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16. The smut peddler is a better American than Governor Hairspray. n/t
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 04:34 PM
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25. Can someone refresh my memory?
What did Flynt go after Clinton for and why in 1998?
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 04:46 PM
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28. He didn't. I think that's the first time he offered up a reward for any Rethug
Edited on Thu Sep-22-11 04:46 PM by in_cog_ni_to
who had had an affair. He got Bob Livingston, who was the Speaker at the time of Clinton's Impeachment. I think (?) garbage came out about Bob Barr and Newt too. That's when we learned about Newt leaving his wife while she was in the hospital with cancer. Bob Barr had had an affair while married. That was all thanks to Larry who wanted to show how hypocritical the Rethugs are.

He offered up that reward during the Clinton Impeachment fiasco.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 05:03 PM
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30. That's what I thought I remembered
So why did TMZ claim that Flynt was asking for dirt on Clinton?
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 05:11 PM
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33. I don't know. He didn't. He donates to DEMOCRATS. TMZ must be confused.
:) :hi:
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 04:35 PM
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26. Larry rocks!
:headbang:
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 04:37 PM
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27. Larry, Larry, Larry
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! :loveya:

Bwahahahahahahahaha! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Give 'em hell, Larry!
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 04:48 PM
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29. Go Larry!!
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 05:16 PM
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34. semi-OT: Crackle is streaming "The People vs Larry Flynt" free & uncut (but with commercials)
http://www.crackle.com/c/The_People_vs._Larry_Flynt

(Crackle also has a free Roku channel...)

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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 10:34 AM
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45. Thanks!
I knew little about Larry Flynt until that movie made me curious about him.

I don't admire porn or the businesses related to it. But I do respect the 1sr amendment. :)
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 05:33 PM
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35. Is Hustler's circulation down again?
Boy, DU loves 'em some smut peddler, doesn't it?

If a monument were ever built in Flynt's honor, it would be taller than the Statue of Liberty. It's name would be The Misogynist and instead of a torch, it would be holding a dildo in one hand and a dollar in the other.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 05:48 PM
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36. +1. nt
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 12:24 AM
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39. I'll subscribe and help out my man Larry and his truth seeking ways
Larry's a truth seeker and an honest speaker.. and a man who likes women.. indeed.. and he's already been shot once by those who hate - oh and sorry naked women turn you off. hrrmm. oh well - i'll just read it for the articles anyways.. heheh.. ;) :evilgrin:


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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 10:13 AM
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42. Flynt shot (intent to kill) possibly because of JFK curiosity
I, along with Oliver Stone, believe Larry Flynt was shot because of his intentions to find out who was behind Kennedy assassinations. This site is authoritative and closed to all but serious authors and researchers.

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=8...
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bengalherder Donating Member (718 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 01:01 PM
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49. Thanks.
This looks interesting.
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 08:13 PM
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37. When it comes to Larry Flynt vs. the Koch Brothers, it is Flynt who has integrity.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 09:52 PM
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38. Kicked&Recommended...
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 10:00 AM
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40. Not a fan of such tactics.
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Johnny2X2X Donating Member (356 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 10:20 AM
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43. Why?
This would help the Republicans. Perry is an easy win for Obama next year. It's the Mitt that is a threat in the election.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 10:28 AM
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44. More on Flynt's shooting, JFK links
Edited on Fri Sep-23-11 10:28 AM by Mimosa
http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=8...




I seriously hope Larry Flynt is well-protected. Rick Perry seems creepy.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-23-11 12:59 PM
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46. i'd pay a million dollars for a ton of bat guano on rick perry.
Edited on Fri Sep-23-11 01:00 PM by unblock
THAT i would love to see.

i could charge a dollar a head to see that and make a fortune!


sadly, i'm short about $999,900 at the moment.
another case of "takes money to make money"!
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Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 11:00 AM
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48. Waste of money
Perry is toast.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-24-11 01:26 PM
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50. My thought, too. Maybe it made sense a few weeks ago but now it's
probably a waste. Perry had his 15 minutes and they seem to be over...Texas Toast...
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