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Fri Mar 9, 2012, 03:41 AM

DU EXCLUSIVE: EXPOSE OF HANNITY, BECK, AND LIMBAUGH FROM THEIR COLLEGE DAYS.

Sorry nothing, zip, nada.

None exist because none of these guys spent any time at college.

From their relevent wikipedia pages;

"Hannity dropped out of New York University and Adelphi University."

"According to his mother, "he (Limbaugh) flunked everything", and 'he just didn't seem interested in anything except radio'."

"In 1996, while working for a New Haven area radio station, Beck took a theology class at Yale University, with a written recommendation from Senator Joe Lieberman, a Yale alumnus who was a fan of Beck's show at the time.[28] Beck enrolled in an "Early Christology" course, but soon withdrew, marking the extent of his post-secondary education"


As individuals they did however participate in bartending (Hannity), multiple marriages (Limbaugh/Beck), illegal drug use (Limbaugh/Oxycotin/, Beck/various drugs/marijuana) and alcoholism (Beck).

Quite a juxtaposition between this:



and this:



No wonder they hate him so much. He makes them look so very very small.

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Reply DU EXCLUSIVE: EXPOSE OF HANNITY, BECK, AND LIMBAUGH FROM THEIR COLLEGE DAYS. (Original post)
grantcart Mar 2012 OP
Rex Mar 2012 #1
Scuba Mar 2012 #3
Icicle Mar 2012 #19
Rex Mar 2012 #20
loyalsister Mar 2012 #32
Comrade Grumpy Mar 2012 #37
Hippo_Tron Mar 2012 #39
krispos42 Mar 2012 #46
Bradical79 Mar 2012 #51
Adenoid_Hynkel Mar 2012 #2
grantcart Mar 2012 #9
nanabugg Mar 2012 #21
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #41
MarianJack Mar 2012 #4
Grins Mar 2012 #8
MarianJack Mar 2012 #15
MadHound Mar 2012 #5
cherokeeprogressive Mar 2012 #35
xtraxritical Mar 2012 #36
cherokeeprogressive Mar 2012 #42
veganlush Mar 2012 #6
dmr Mar 2012 #28
madokie Mar 2012 #7
mick063 Mar 2012 #10
grantcart Mar 2012 #11
nxylas Mar 2012 #12
Vogon_Glory Mar 2012 #13
progressoid Mar 2012 #14
Jack Rabbit Mar 2012 #16
Ikonoklast Mar 2012 #17
Evasporque Mar 2012 #18
Kennah Mar 2012 #33
Number23 Mar 2012 #22
grantcart Mar 2012 #31
Number23 Mar 2012 #34
marlakay Mar 2012 #23
ProSense Mar 2012 #24
PufPuf23 Mar 2012 #25
Blue Owl Mar 2012 #26
Initech Mar 2012 #27
sonias Mar 2012 #29
grantcart Mar 2012 #30
eph Mar 2012 #38
eyewall Mar 2012 #40
hughee99 Mar 2012 #43
grantcart Mar 2012 #47
hughee99 Mar 2012 #48
grantcart Mar 2012 #49
IndyJones Mar 2012 #44
IndyJones Mar 2012 #45
akbacchus_BC Mar 2012 #50
varelse Mar 2012 #52

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 04:40 AM

1. Joe Lieberman is a 'fan' (or was) of Glenn Beck?

 

WTF??? REALLY? That can't be true.

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Response to Rex (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 06:47 AM

3. Why not? Near as I can tell Joe's always been a jerkoff.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 04:47 PM

19. Well

Before the turn of the century, he was only a part-time jerkoff.
But since 2000? Full time with benefits.

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Response to Icicle (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 05:00 PM

20. I wonder what made him turn to the dark side?

 

Drugs? Insanity?

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Response to Rex (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 10:50 PM

32. I think it was 9\11

It inspired his Islamophobia to an extreme comparable to some of the most radical racists we have ever seen.

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Response to Rex (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 02:37 PM

37. Liebermann was always an unctuous, smarmy little creep.

 

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Response to Icicle (Reply #19)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 04:12 PM

39. This is the guy who held hearings on Mortal Kombat

Yet he's all for real life violence and killing.

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Response to Rex (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 06:40 PM

46. Glenn Beck used to do morning talk radio on KC101 out of Hamden...

...a bit north of New Haven. I thought he was something of an uptight guy then, before I became political and he went insane.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 04:45 AM

2. Steve Rendell and FAIR have the goods on Hannity's early years

 

Sean Hannity got his start in radio on UC Santa Barbara's KCSB in the late 1980s, where he got in trouble for promoting homophobia and disinformation about HIV and AIDS. I wrote about this in a 2003 Extra! profile of the then-Fox News show Hannity & Colmes:

After airing for less than a year, Hannity's weekly show was canceled in 1989, when KCSB management charged him with "discriminating against gays and lesbians" after airing two shows featuring the book The AIDS Coverup: The Real and Alarming Facts About AIDS (Independent, 6/22/89). Written by homophobic Christian-right activist Gene Antonio, the book crankily argued that AIDS could be spread by casual contact, including coughs, sneezes and mosquito bites. Antonio charged that the government, medical establishment and media covered up these truths in the service of "the homosexual movement."

When Antonio appeared by phone on one of the shows, Hannity and his guest repeatedly slurred gay men. At one point, according to the UCSB campus newspaper the Daily Nexus (5/25/89), Hannity declared: "Anyone listening to this show that believes homosexuality is a normal lifestyle has been brainwashed. It's very dangerous if we start accepting lower and lower forms of behavior as the normal." According to the campus paper, Antonio responded by calling gay men "a subculture of people engaged in deviant, twisted acts."

When a fellow KCSB broadcaster called the show to challenge the host and his guest, Hannity pointed out that the caller, a lesbian, had a child through artificial insemination, and Antonio dubbed the child a "turkey-baster baby." When the caller took issue with that "disgusting" remark, Hannity followed up with "I feel sorry for your child" (Independent, 6/22/89; KCSB, 4/4/89).


http://www.fair.org/blog/2012/01/03/new-audio-of-hannitys-homophobic-history/
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and then there are Sean's longstanding and close ties to a convicted neo-nazi terrorist who did 32 months in prison:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/23/sean-hannity-confronted-o_n_92961.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Turner

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 12:01 PM

9. great reply thanks

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 05:12 PM

21. Methinks Hannity doth protest too much! nt

 

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 05:35 PM

41. These 3 stooges were nutjobs long before President Obama ever showed up on any stage.

 

I wish these 3 stooges would look in the mirror and see how terrible they come off and come judgement day they aren't going to be happy men. These 3 produce nothing but hate.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 07:52 AM

4. hannity + beck + limbooger =...

...3 turds in a bucket, or maybe that should be a barrel when we think of limbooger.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 11:32 AM

8. Don't forget Miss Five-Colleges!!!!

She should have attended Hillsdale College with the rest of the Reich-wing nutsacs. (Hillsdale College - Home of the Fighting Daughter-In-Law Humpers! Go Humps!)

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Response to Grins (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 01:32 PM

15. True,...

...but at least sarah palin(comparison) managed to eventually finish college.

Of course, this doesn't change the fact that she was, is and will remain a dipshit.

PEACE!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 08:04 AM

5. He makes them look small, but not because they didn't go to college

 

But rather because they spew hate for money.

Just because a person attends college doesn't mean they're an idiot or small. Some of the most idiotic people I know have a college degree, while some of the best people I know have a high school degree or less.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 02:13 AM

35. Nicely put. Of course, this is the opinion no one wants to see.

 

Granted; in this day and age it's going to take a degree of some sort to get a Trash Man's job seeing as how there won't be much else when all the other degreed people finish sending US jobs overseas. There are literally TONS of people though who've been perfectly successful and not only supported families, but provided for future generations without attending a single day of school past high school graduation.

I started teaching Vocational Education in CA with only a high school diploma. I taught days and went to Long Beach State four nights a week to get a degree in Vocational Education. I met people who couldn't teach their way out of a tissue bag much less a paper one. Some of them were CSULB professors (little "p" intentional).

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #35)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 01:34 PM

36. Gosh I'm glad you gleamed

 

an ejucashun.

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #36)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 06:13 PM

42. I think you meant gleaned.

 

You meant gleaned, didn't you? Did you mean gleaned?

I think you did.

Thanks for playing.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 08:58 AM

6. I wish someone like

Rachel Maddow would go after these clowns. The video from breitbart that hannity is so excited about, the one showing Obama 20 years ago, wow. There's nothing there! But what about Hannity himself, what was he doing back in the day? He was broadcasting a series of stories claiming that President Clinton and his wife ( a sitting President and First Lady and the now Secretary Of State ) were cocaine dealers and murderers and that they also killed Vince Foster none of which was true of course but exposing the past lies of Limbaugh and Hannity on this would show young people just how baseless these people are. I mean a young person today who may think that hannity is out there bravely telling truth to power may just realize otherwise if he knew of Hannity's radical past.

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Response to veganlush (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 06:54 PM

28. Jon Stewart did it last night.

Go to his website & find this video: The Daily Show's Super Top Double Exclusive +1 - Sean Hannity Tape

http://www.thedailyshow.com/

You will enjoy it.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 09:21 AM

7. They are small

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 12:14 PM

10. It isn't surprising

 

The official GOP line is that only snobs are educated. The irony is glaring.

Without indoctrination to basic sciences, one can easily believe the earth is six thousand years old. One can cling to the notion that the amount of contraception required is proportional to the frequency of intercourse performed. One can propose extremely generous tax breaks and concurrently complain that the federal deficit is our biggest problem.

These folks are dumber than a box of rocks which gives us a clue to the intellectual capacity of their followers. An intellectual like George Will can't compete with this insanity and it is driving him crazy. The GOP is purging intellectuals at an alarming (for them) rate.

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Response to mick063 (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 12:44 PM

11. good point and welcome to DU

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Response to mick063 (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 12:57 PM

12. The followers may be uneducated, but there's no reason why the leaders have to be

The sheep who hang on Limbaugh and Hannity's every word certainly won't mind that they never went to college. It means that they're "regular joes" (good) rather than "pointy-headed intellectuals" (bad). But given their breathtaking double standards, do you really think they wouldn't simply ignore it if their idols had got PhDs from Harvard? They wouldn't even bother to make an excuse for why "that's different". They'd just never mention it and, if challenged, change the subject and turn up the volume like they always do.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 01:11 PM

13. Hannity, Beck, and Limbaugh--America's Best And Brightest

Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh--America's best and brightest . Here's just three of the guys who inform right-wing American opinion. If these guys are the political right's best and brightest, small wonder the American experiment swerves into ditches when some fool or other yanks the steering-wheel to the right.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 01:23 PM

14. Hannity


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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 01:38 PM

16. Well, none of them would want to be considered elitist

Gentlemen, let me be the one to inform you:

There is no such thing as an overeducated human being.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 01:48 PM

17. Fifty years from now, people will know what place Mr. Obama has in our nation's history.

The rest will be forgotten as soon as the last shovel of dirt hits the lid just like that guy from last week, like a fart in a high wind.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 02:04 PM

18. Three Stooges Captioned



---------YARGLE!-----------------------------------------BLARGLE!!-----------------------------------BLAAAARRRRG!!!

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Response to Evasporque (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 12:57 AM

33. Their primary problem is hard farts

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 05:14 PM

22. I LOVE THIS.

I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. Thank you for posting this, grantcart. It does explain SO MUCH about the animosity towards this president from these ugly, uneducated, ignorant, tiny little men.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 10:29 PM

31. and as you already know Number23 I love you

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Response to grantcart (Reply #31)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 01:58 AM

34. Aww shucks!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 05:15 PM

23. I was going to say we should publish this

but it sort of fits with the rights idea of college is bad…now we know who is pushing that...

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 05:18 PM

24. No wonder

"According to his mother, "he (Limbaugh) flunked everything", and 'he just didn't seem interested in anything except radio'."

...he thinks a woman has to take the pill every time she has sex.

Great OP.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 05:26 PM

25. Good thread and perspective. kr

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 06:16 PM

26. Ru$h Limbaugh -- a Flunkie and a Junkie

Can anyone truly explain how this dumb scumbucket is worth millions of dollars?

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 06:26 PM

27. You know what's even funnier about Glenn Beck?

Here in LA we have the Kevin & Bean show. A few weeks ago they got into a discussion about Bean's early years after co-host Ralph Garmin brought in some tapes of Bean working in the mid 80's as a DJ in San Francisco. You know who the intern was on his show at the time? You guessed it - Glenn Beck, and Bean commented that he was as big of a douche then as he is now.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 07:01 PM

29. You elitist snob

Thanks for the nice juxtaposition! No wonder indeed.

for education!


Obviously higher education didn't do Rick Santorum any good, so you can still go to college and be very, very small in later life.
Rick Santorum's wikipedia page
(snip)
Higher education
In an interview with Glenn Beck, Santorum said, “I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely … The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country.” He added “62 percent of kids who go into college with a faith commitment leave without it." Santorum did not provide a source for that figure.


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Response to sonias (Reply #29)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 07:08 PM

30. After they select their nominee they are going to suffer from constant juxtaposition.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 03:55 PM

38. Please sign!

It is time for WHAM1180 in Rochester, NY to dump Rush Limbaugh and his misogynistic diatribe! We want him off the air! He has gone way too far again!

This radio station can be heard in over 40 states! Please sign it and share it! Thanks!

http://www.change.org/petitions/wham1180-radio-station-rochester-ny-dump-rush-limbaugh

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 04:37 PM

40. Reminds me of Rush's "overeducated young white girls are destroying America's freedoms".

He added “62 percent of kids who go into college with a faith commitment leave without it." Santorum did not provide a source for that figure.


39% of all statistics are just made up.

Serial liars know that truth has no purpose in their dialog. It never helps them and it's irrelevant. Once they put a statement out into the public air, it becomes a fact for thousands who hear it.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 06:37 PM

43. I don't know why anyone would even listen to the opinions of people who haven't been to college...



There's lots of reasons why these guys are full of shit, and not going to college has nothing to do with it.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #43)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 07:51 PM

47. Its not that they have opinions and didn't go to college its that they portray themselves as


scholars and pundits of history, sociology, politics and other subjects that are dealt with at college and they tried but failed to even pass the rudiment levels of introductory classes and then go out and remythologize those subjects with a complete disregard for any of the established peer review work, they just make shit up and that's why they couldn't cut it in college. Way to go to completely miss the obvious point though.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #47)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 08:06 PM

48. No, I really didn't miss the point at all.

Someone can be true scholars of all of those things and not go to college. Someone can get an advanced degree from a prestigious school and be completely ignorant of most things involving history, sociology and politics (certainly depending on their major). I have no doubt your INTENTION was to suggest that these people portray themselves as scholars but didn't actually pursue any formal schooling in these subjects. That's not what I took from your post at all. Here's what I got from it. These guys didn't even get through college and Obama is very educated. That's why they hate him, because they're either jealous or not smart enough to know better.

Personally, I don't their education (or lack thereof) has a single thing to do with why they hate Obama.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #48)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 03:59 AM

49. You still missed the point

The context of the discussion is that Republicans have a strong anti-intellectual bias.

This whole discussion and my OP didn't start out because we are BRAGGING about academic success but because they produced a tape of the President at Harvard and are trying to make the point that there is something sinister about the President's time at Harvard as shown in that tape.

This is a recurrent theme and Santorum made it explicit again last week when he made his snob comment.

I didn't randomly make the point that a lot of their main commentators were college failures, I was responding to their constant anti-intellectual rant.

There are many reasons that a lot of them hate colleges, hate people who are successful in academia, hate people who have ideas based on research. One of the reasons is that you will find that many many many of them failed at college or like Palin struggled and just barely got through.

Your "I don't know why anyone would even listen to the opinions of people who haven't been to college . . .

There's lots of reasons why these guys are full of shit, and not going to college has nothing to do with it"


completely missed the point. There are indeed many reasons that they are full of shit. I wasn't commenting on why they were full of shit, I was commenting on why they are so consistently against anything that has to do with Higher Education in this country. The reason is that most of them did not succeed when they went to college, but failed miserably and it is a lingering source of rage and embarassment to them.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 06:38 PM

44. The Three Uneducated Boobs. This generation's Three Stooges.

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Response to IndyJones (Reply #44)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 06:39 PM

45. Maybe a talented cartoonist can start a cartoon strip of The Three Boobs/Three Stooges!!

They certainly give someone lots of material!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 04:08 AM

50. Good for you posting this! But I never expected all the cockroaches

to come out of the woodwork when Obama got elected. They came out with a vengeance against him but President Obama will prevail and get a second term.

Just the sheer veracity of their hate is telling and those three stooges are fanning thier hate against President Obama.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 11:43 AM

52. K&R

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