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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:10 PM
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Obama friend arrested for soliciting prostitute
Source: AP

By JAYMES SONG

HONOLULU (AP) - One of President Barack Obama's close friends has been arrested in Honolulu on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute.

Robert "Bobby" Titcomb was one of four men arrested in an undercover sting operation late Monday and later released on $500 bail, according to Honolulu police.

Titcomb, 49, attended Punahou School in Honolulu with Obama in the 1970s. The president graduated in 1979, a year before Titcomb. The two often golf, play basketball, go to the beach and dine together when the president returns home to Hawaii for vacation.

Obama's family has also attended barbeques at Titcomb's beachside home in Waialua, located on Oahu's North Shore about an hour outside of downtown Honolulu.


Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20110407/D9MEHMT00.htm...




This photo released by the Honolulu Police Department, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, shows Robert "Bobby" Titcomb. Honolulu police say Titcomb was one of four men arrested in an undercover prostitution sting operation late Monday, April 4, 2011, and released on $500 bail. Titcomb is a close friend of President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Honolulu Police Department)

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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:12 PM
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1. Who cares! This is the news trying varnish President Obama!
Hundreds of guys get arrested for solicitation.....I don't care about them either.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:13 PM
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2. Smear campaign? I'm not responsible for any of my friends actions
family either...
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:14 PM
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3. Hey Donald Trump
here's someone who knew the President in the 70's, in Hawaii!!!!
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:15 PM
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4. Prostitution between two adults should be legal
And in a time of budget cuts police need to find something more useful to do with their time than stupid stings of men looking to pay women for sex.
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:16 PM
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5. You always post great stuff Steve, I wish you wouldn't post this crap. nt
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:21 PM
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7. doesn't hurt
to be aware of what is out there
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:25 PM
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8. I think maybe he's giving us a heads up.
This is going to be the latest shiny thing that the Republicans are going to be using to try to distract everyone.
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Psephos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:50 PM
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27. It's mainstream news, and having a sense of what's buzzing in the news cycle is very helpful.
Usually, when something like this gets posted, the threads fill up with info that "somehow" didn't make it into the official news story.

As I said, very helpful.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:16 PM
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6. Well clearly Obama used his wizardly negrofascist powers
to convince this guy to solicit a prostitute.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:25 PM
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20. Now Obama is responsible for everything done by everyone he has known,if it's useable for slurs. n/t
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:44 AM
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34. Yeah, what you said. The dude is freakin' AMAZING, isn't he?
He probably wasn't even thinking about it when he made it happen, just a brain-fart and Whoomp!

Bestestest President EVER!
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:25 PM
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9. Oh well.
Guess he wanted to get laid. Stupid laws are made to be broken.

Most of my favorite stuff is illegal.
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:26 PM
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10. I propose a new term for this: 'Titcombing' n/t
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:28 PM
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11. With a name like Titcomb, it's got to be good
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:32 PM
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12. so? OMG, you mean President Obama can't control his friends? OMG!!!!111
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:32 PM
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13. That is terrible! I have never had a friend that EVER commited a
moral indescretion. I'm sure you haven't either. Unless your
friend is "the dick " morris, or the Newt.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:35 PM
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23. In the '70s, my friends would come to school on Monday
and BRAG about their weekend transgressions :crazy:
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:35 PM
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14. No self-respecting Republican would ever let one of their friends get caught with a prostitute
and let someone else have the fun? :wtf:
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:47 PM
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15. Boys will be boys. nt
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:48 PM
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16. Non story, and nice try.......
Obama hangs out with Bill Clinton and it didn't get much play, oh and
did I forget to mention that Rupert Murdoch (Owner of fox news) is
on the board of AP. LOL and BFD.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:15 PM
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18. Nice try ?
What exactly was he trying ? ....

I think the OP was simply providing a REAL, factual story of someone who has been close to the current president ....

The story implies, to us, that the President will be spending much less time with this man in the future, and not much more ....

It isn't a 'non-story' ... It is a factual story about someone who is not Barack Obama ....

DUers get a weird kinda paranoia with this shit .....
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:46 PM
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25. Nice Try and Have a pancake....
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:03 AM
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36. Nice pancake and have an oak tree ...
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 01:03 AM by Trajan


See ? ... You aren't the only one who can conjure useless, unrelated comments ....
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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:16 AM
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37. Nice tree! Here, have a Nuke Plant..
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:21 AM
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38. Yes ... It is a nice tree ....
But seeing this pic ? ... I am loving that rock .... the grayish blue one, on the left ... kinda bumpy .... Yeah .. That one ...
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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:06 AM
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40. Oh, those things? Yeah, they grow wild around here, worse than an invasive species..
Look towards the bottom right corner of the pic and you can see a bunch of baby rocks that were just born. They leave the nest immediately, and they will feed, and be as big as the others in no time!

:hi:

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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:11 AM
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42. That is a nice oak tree, I'll give you that.
You can practically smell the hobbits in that fucker.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:19 PM
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59. ^ Great photo of the Angel Oak, Trajan ^
That's the biggest 'who cares?' story I've seen in months.
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Incitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:09 AM
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30. Non story because no one should care.
Some might try to make Obama look bad because of his association. I have friends who have committed crimes. I think just about everyone does.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:01 AM
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35. Just because you think nobody should care doesn't mean they wont ...
Funny thing about the world: It is OUTSIDE of you, and not subject to your opinions ... You have nearly zero influence on what other people might think ....

Saying people shouldnt care will stop exactly ZERO people from caring ....

Nevertheless - I personally don't think it reflects poorly on Barack Obama, but anybody who thinks it wont be frowned upon by a segment of the electorate is living in a fantasy world ...
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:10 AM
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41. That 'segement of the electorate' is too busy demanding to see his secret mooslim barf certificrit.
I mean, I don't think Hawaiian-shirt-wearing-friend-prostitutiongate is going to sway a whole lot of swing voters.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:41 AM
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50. (facepalm)
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:06 PM
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17. Birthers may not like this story
Because it gives more exposure to a guy who knew the President back in the 1970s while they were in school together.

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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:19 PM
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19. So, When Is Sen. David Vitter (R) Going To Demand That Obama Take Responsibility?
I am sure that David Vitter is absolutely outraged.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:30 PM
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21. Republicans gave diaper-wearing (only in whore houses) David Vitter a standing ovation.n/t
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:32 PM
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22. He should be arrested just for that shirt
My eyes !!
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:36 PM
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24. Umm... so? "Close" friend?
That's a stretch.. "old" friend is not the same as "close" friend. I have "old" friends from high school but they really aren't my "close" friends these days by and large.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:53 PM
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28. I have an "old friend" from HS who's a convicted murderer.
Motherfucker went nuts. By association, that makes me almost a crazy murderer too. Isn't that how it works?
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ReggieVeggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:27 AM
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46. Have you been to his house recently for barbecue?
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:49 PM
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26. Like pot smoking, more indication that dumb-ass laws against consenting adult behavior are a waste
of time and taxpayer money.

Was everyone involved a consenting adult? Yes? Then the cops need to find something else to do, like bust pineapple poachers.



Still... Titcomb, that's pretty funny.
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BillyJack Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:06 AM
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29. Well, clutch my pearls!!!!
All's I can say is, 'thank the lord that Bob was soliciting a woman'....the lord only knows what the scandal would be like if Bob had been chasing after random strangers in a men's bathroom, or wearing a diaper or some-such....

*yawn* @ Obama's "ole friend" 'bob' scandal

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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:19 AM
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31. Titcomb - cool name, anyway
Maybe he just wanted to comb ...s


:shrug:
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:26 AM
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32. That's' so sad -- in addition to the hell he's going through with the law and
his family, his job, now it's national and BIG NEWS. I will say that I didn't hear a peep on MSNBC about it, hopefully that was intentional.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:00 AM
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45. what i was thinking. didnt deserve to go national. nt
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:33 AM
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33. I'm glad Obama has never "called me his friend"
This is sooooo terribly stupid.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:22 AM
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39. Titcomb? Series!?
Series!!!????
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fried eggs Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:54 AM
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43. Trump says he has a team in Hawaii right now
I wonder...did he set this up? Lol
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BillyJack Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:02 PM
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56. "Team in Hawaii" read: Boondoggle that can be "written off"
free P A R T AY in Hawaii-aye :woohoo:

ICK. Trump and his ilk are playing us 'regular people' for fools. I'm not a fool and I refuse to play along.

I won't play along either if your 'game' is "I'm the ONLY game in town" so you MUST support/vote for me (nameless pre, errrr person).
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:58 AM
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44. And...
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:30 AM
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47. Yeah, but is this guy from Kenya too?
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 06:31 AM by lunatica
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:37 AM
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48. If this was about a bush friend it would be important, show his character by his friends,
Have links to how bush probably had prostitutes with him, etc.

:)
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ReggieVeggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:40 AM
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49. 500 posts decrying Republican morals
etc., etc., etc.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:03 AM
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51. Shhhhhh....
(feeling feisty today, huh?) :rofl:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:05 AM
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52. One of Bush's friends is still in the Senate
after soliciting prostitutes - Diaper Vitter.

Fuck this crap.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:08 AM
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53. I'll be playing golf with some old friends in a few weeks ...and I know
that a few of them have done (and might still do) stuff like this.

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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:07 PM
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54. it can't be true. Anderson Cooper isn't talking about it
like his foaming about Rev Wright.
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:09 PM
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55. We only want o hear this kind of news if it's a republican.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:06 PM
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57. His name is Titcomb. Teeheeehheehehee.
Sorry-- *ahem*--this is very serious business or something.
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BillyJack Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:12 PM
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58. I knew a guy - not this one in the story - whose last name was Titcomb.....
He legally changed his name.

To:


Wait for it.....


















Titcombe

(added the 'e' at the end, yep....)

Your reaction will probably be the same as mine was at the time:


"Why Botha?" :shrug:
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