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Photo taken after Trayvon Martin shooting shows bloody George Zimmerman [LIVE THREAD]
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/abc-news-photo-taken-after-trayvon-martin-shooting/nMdbw/ ^ | Friday, April 20, 2012 | WFTV

Posted on 04/20/2012 4:33:22 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —

WFTV just learned Friday morning about a picture of gunman George Zimmerman, taken just three minutes after the shooting that left 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead.

The picture reportedly shows cuts on the back of Zimmerman's head, with blood trickling down.

Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Martin on February 26 in a gated Sanford community, claimed he killed Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of Martin.

The picture would seem to back up Zimmerman's claim that Martin slammed his head against the sidewalk.

That picture could be part of the evidence shown to the judge in court Friday morning during Zimmerman's bond hearing.

ABC News is breaking more on this story on Good Morning America at 7 a.m. on Channel 9. We'll have more on Central Florida's TV 27 at 7 a.m.

Meanwhile, Trayvon Martin's parents will come face to face for the first time with Zimmerman on Friday.

Zimmerman is due in a Seminole County courtroom for a bond hearing at 9 a.m.

After a week and a half behind bars, Zimmerman may be walking out of jail to await trial on a second-degree murder charge.

The parents of 17-year-old Martin are expected in the courtroom during the bond hearing.

Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara will likely argue to Judge Kenneth Lester that Zimmerman is not a flight risk, pointing to fact that Zimmerman turned himself in immediately when charges were filed.

Judge Lester must decide if Zimmerman will be offered bond.

(Excerpt) Read more at wftv.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloody; georgezimmerman; head; photo; sourcetitlenoturl; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman; zimmermanhearing; zimmermaninjuries; zimmermanlivehearing
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To: tomkat
Should have been formatted:

Judge Lester just said:  "File is fairly thin .. I see that most of the file is motions filed by the media "

251 posted on 04/20/2012 8:17:31 AM PDT by tomkat ( ... shall NOT be abridged)
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To: mandaladon

If he has been granted bail, better make sure that when he leaves the jail there ISN’T a large group of angry black thugs waiting to attack the vehicle and lynch him. I can just see that happening.


252 posted on 04/20/2012 8:17:47 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: mandaladon

I don’t know if that’s a good thing, for his safety’s sake.


253 posted on 04/20/2012 8:19:00 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: onemiddleamerican
WFTV saying "We did hear evidence here about Trayvon Martin circling Zimmermans vehicle!" (CNN must have been on break for that part! I did not hear that.) They also said there is a website out there in which people can donate to help Zimmerman but they did not give the website.
254 posted on 04/20/2012 8:19:23 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Interesting that a witness would have the presence of mind to take a photograph so quickly (3 minutes) after the shot was fired.


255 posted on 04/20/2012 8:20:56 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: tomkat

Well now. An honest judge and an astute attorney in O’Mara. Pro bono at that. The pros looked like a dumba## stuttering and stammering all over himself. This case should have been thrown out today.


256 posted on 04/20/2012 8:21:06 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: tomkat

“No contact with victim family
No firearms
No alcohol
Curfew
Advise monitoring officials every 3 days
Talk with Sheriff’s dept re residing out of state”

Adding he has to wear an ankle bracelet and has already turned in his passport.


257 posted on 04/20/2012 8:22:17 AM PDT by bgill
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To: MestaMachine

I was astounded by Dale Gilbreath’s arrogance.

Was just watching him on the live feed, circling around the prosecutors ... chuckling.

He won’t be chuckling if this goes to trial as he’ll be ripped to shreds.


258 posted on 04/20/2012 8:24:08 AM PDT by maggief
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To: longtermmemmory

Any time the average citizen gets involved in “the system” the cabal of LEOs, judges, lawyers and bail bondsmen ALL get a piece of you whether you are innocent or guilty.


259 posted on 04/20/2012 8:24:16 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: MestaMachine
Was interesting (encouraging?) that Lester made a point of stating for the record that he was very familiar with the types of cases the pros tried to whip up into some heinous crime (re Z's prior beef) .. sounded to me like a 'ya think I was born yesterday' moment  ;-)
260 posted on 04/20/2012 8:24:58 AM PDT by tomkat ( ... shall NOT be abridged)
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To: bgill
No firearms

That is evil.

The NBP's will be searching for Zim. Count on it. They need him to die before he is exonerated.

261 posted on 04/20/2012 8:27:52 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: RandallFlagg

He might already have a safe house chosen for him. I doubt he would stay with his parents. Now, back to the black woman who shot a white mom to death and kidnapped her 3 DAY OLD baby boy.


262 posted on 04/20/2012 8:29:41 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: marstegreg
“The real story here is “why was this photo not released before?” and who has been hanging on to this picture through the whole conflict.”

Weren't some documents sealed? I think it might have been by pros or judge request and that GZ’s lawyer agreed. Maybe this photo was among sealed documents.

263 posted on 04/20/2012 8:31:21 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Looks as if they are going to secretly release him and possibly move him out of state. His life is definitely endangered. And still no investigation of the bounty or the nbp. Damn them all.


264 posted on 04/20/2012 8:33:12 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: longtermmemmory
I totally agree with you. The police and prosecutors in this case could have done a whole lot more to prevent what is happening now. They all knew (know) that this was a legal self defense shooting, but possibly for their own agenda, withheld critical facts while releasing others to the public that would tend to indict Mr. Zimmerman.

My point in my previous post was that when an armed person is viciously attacked, there is always the possibility of being killed with your own gun. Police know this possibility very well.

265 posted on 04/20/2012 8:44:51 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: MestaMachine; mickie; flaglady47
CAPSULE COMMENTS:

The Judge is honest, smart and strong. The smoke, mirrors and bullshot of the Prosecutor didn't fly with him at all.

Defense attorney, Mark O'Mara, was superb. If the case goes to trial, he'll make mincemeat out of the shifty, stuttering, evasive lead investigators who work out of the office of Madame Corey DeFarge, DA.

O'Mara got the bail he wanted. The Prosecutor overreached with a million, O'Mara deliberately went low-ball as he could with 15,000....and the judge went with 150 thousand....which is probably what the defense was hoping for in the first place. Good strategery, indeed.

I was appalled to see Mr. Zimmerman forced to demeanly shuffle in shackles, chain around the waist and feet chained also. Where was the iron ball and the black and white-striped convict jumpsuit? And does anyone remember the double-murderer OJ being in full shackles during his trial? If he was, please set me straight.

However, all in all, a good day for George Zimmerman....and Lady Justice.

Leni

266 posted on 04/20/2012 8:49:57 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MestaMachine

Per Mark Nejame, CNN legal analyst, the lead investigator said under oath they don’t know if Zimmerman started the fight or returned to his vehicle and now it is memorialized and locked in forever!!!!! Furthermore, the investigator said he did not bring his paperwork because he did not know this was going to be a trial. Nejame said..OH MY GOSH!!!


267 posted on 04/20/2012 8:53:07 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Ken H

Clearly evidence to support some of Zimmerman’s story. It will help. But, the real issue is going to be, essentially, “who started it”. The Prosecutor will argue (in the SYG hearing) that it was Martin who was acting in self-defense. No one argues that there was a confrontation between the two.

The issue is going to be, will the jury believe that Zimmerman broke off the pursuit. If they don’t, he’s guilty of 2nd degree, if they do believe he broke off pursuit, then all bets are off.

Certainly not an easy case for the Prosecution. I will also be very interested to hear the witnesses in more detail. This case is really going to be set up in the preliminary hearings MUCH more than in the trial itself.

Thanks for pointing this out to me. Given my background, I certainly am fascinated by the case.

Much appreciated.


268 posted on 04/20/2012 8:54:37 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Zimm may not have feared for his life but understood the possibility of severe concussion and long term brain damage.

It would be entirely reasonable to fear for your life with that much head damage, and most objective people would recognize that. It would also be reasonable to fear for your life when you're being rushed by a football player and you're not on a football field, even before any damage is inflicted.

269 posted on 04/20/2012 8:55:34 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: bgill

Well that is why I am here because of work. There are many fine parts of Houston that I like. The violence is starting to outweigh the benefits though. Not to mention the horrible rush hour traffic.

I dont know about Laredo, it is probably just as bad. Although many years ago I enjoyed going across the border there as a kid. Back then you didn’t have to dodge cartel bullets.


270 posted on 04/20/2012 8:55:40 AM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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To: MinuteGal

Just one point...this wasn’t a trial.

If this nothing case ever gets to trial, Zimmerman will not be in shackles.

I’m presuming anyone there accused of murder would have been treated as Zimmerman was at his hearing.

We all know the charge is absurd. But it is the operative charge.

Anyone else care to weigh in on this point?


271 posted on 04/20/2012 8:56:37 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck 3)
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To: maggief
Link to Tracy Martin interview with the Washington Post, March 28, where he relates police telling him that Zimmerman told them that Trayvon approached his truck and that Zimmerman rolled up his window in response.
272 posted on 04/20/2012 9:00:11 AM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: MinuteGal
PER JAMIE HOLMES, WFTV "WE DID HEAR EVIDENCE THAT WE HAD NOT HEARD PRIOR TO THIS INCLUDING TRAYVON MARTIN ALLEGEDLY CIRCLING ZIMMERMANS CAR AT THE TIME AND OBVIOUSLY, THAT WILL COME UP IN TRIAL AND COME UP IN THE COURSE OF THIS AS TO WHETHER OR NOT MARTIN WAS SOMEWHAT AGITATING OR THE AGGRESOR IN THIS CASE."
273 posted on 04/20/2012 9:02:24 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Pardon me, but it matters what Zimmerman was “pursuing” for.

The defense will have a field day with that. Zimmerman called the police non emergency number and STAYED with them.

Who does that who intends to attack someone???????????????????????

The evidence will SHOW that Zimmerman was watching and verifying Martin’s location for police.

He considered Martin’s behavior suspicious, given the recent break ins.

But not for his personal involvement, but to help the cops.

All of this is easy to show in court.

Don’t know if anyone told you, but the defense went after the words “Zimmerman confronted Martin”, and got the witness to admit the afidavit and filings contained no evidence, none, that Zimmerman confronted Martin.

Want to explain how the prosecutor will somehow invent such evidence between now and a trial...if this zero of a case ever comes to one??


274 posted on 04/20/2012 9:09:14 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck 3)
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To: kristinn

Thanks for that link.

I’m looking for a transcript of the hearing ... nothing up yet.

CNN ... prosecution totally unprepared. Investigator now on record.


275 posted on 04/20/2012 9:13:16 AM PDT by maggief
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To: ichabod1

I am sure the race hustlers are right now planning the summer riots....


276 posted on 04/20/2012 9:14:36 AM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: maggief

Good to see O’Mara is getting up to speed on the case :-)


277 posted on 04/20/2012 9:32:08 AM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Red Badger

“The Department of Just Us..............”

Hrrrumph... should be known as The Department of Injustice.


278 posted on 04/20/2012 9:42:40 AM PDT by A Voice (Newt/West 2012 or bust.....)
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To: Heartland Mom
I believe a states attorney initially declined to proceed, based on the evidence, and it was never presented to a grand jury. The state, under pressure, reopened the investigation which resulted in the 2nd degree charge.
279 posted on 04/20/2012 9:43:18 AM PDT by JPG (Please pass the pooch.)
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To: tomkat

On Martin? Martin had two lacerations on his head? Or Zimmerman? The funeral director said Martin had no injuries.


280 posted on 04/20/2012 10:06:12 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: AuH2ORepublican
“(and I didn’t know it was a black-on-white crime until just now).”

Reportedly (and we have to say that because MSM doesn't even mind lying to us while looking us straight in the eye), the woman shooter had had a miscarriage and needed the baby in order to hang on to boyfriend, family, etc.

But why would a BLACK woman shoot a WHITE woman in order to steal the baby and say it was her’s? Wouldn't she NEED a BLACK BABY?

I heard she was under observation as she looked loony in court (Du’h).

Suicide watch and maybe fear of retribution.

I'm just now learning this was Black on White crime (Free Republic rules!). I also "heard" that the WHITE woman didn't die until after her baby was snatched. So, thanks BLACK woman for giving WHITE woman the opportunity of seeing her 3 day old child snatched away from her in her dying moments.(I've also heard on radio that the child was 3 YEARS OLD). Not sure if any of this is true because it came from MSM, so I am just "REPEATING" what was "REPORTED". Unless I see it with my own eyes or reliable source I'm not sure of anything. A reporter "reported" that the condo I lived in was: 1) not the right street address for the condos and, that a certain number of units had been destroyed. She did not even give a fire marshall interview in her article. Why? 1) Because she didn't interview the fire marshall and I know she did not interview him on site because she was already gone before the fire marshall had gotten to the scene. She just wanted to get the "news" in quickly. The fire marshall didn't arrive until she had already gone but the next news, while the fire was still going. I don't think fire marshall had time for an interview... If what I'm posting here is incorrect, please let me know. I like seeing the "PRESS" busted. Oh my Lord, please surround the families of this horrible crime with your care and love and protection. It is so sad that people are suffering with this. This was not your work, Lord. It was the work of one who strayed terribly from the Shepherd. Sorry for my long post. It is just too horrible and it comes on the news every hour and every half hour. I have to turn the news off sometimes...

281 posted on 04/20/2012 10:10:43 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: Pollster1
Thanks, Pollster1...makes sense.

(Ricky is still a bully...)

282 posted on 04/20/2012 10:14:14 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: MinuteGal

No matter what they say, this prosecution was a political decision to keep Sanford from being burned to the ground.


283 posted on 04/20/2012 10:17:26 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

That link creeps me out so much. I need to have some lib friends have a look at this.


284 posted on 04/20/2012 10:20:36 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: umgud
This doesn’t change anything for the proecution. They knew about this from the beginning. It may remove some doubt in the court of public opinion.

According to Alan Dershowicz who is a huge lefty. He believes that the Prosecutor perjured herself by withholding this evidence showing the bloody head.

Hopefully that bitch along with the scumbag prosecutor today will both up in prison for perjury and I hope the Zimmerman's sue the State of Florida, the prosecutor, the City, Al and Jesse, MSNBC and ABC.

285 posted on 04/20/2012 10:25:48 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

BTTT.


286 posted on 04/20/2012 10:33:41 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Thanks for the info.


287 posted on 04/20/2012 10:47:04 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: hummingbird

Maybe, but there was so much other personal information from potential witnesses released to the media I find it suspect that the most vindicating piece was omitted. There were so many leaks about everything. It is a little troubling that everyone was so good about keeping their mouths shut regarding the only evidence that would have defused the situation. I would even go so far as to say the person who managed to get the police station video, which was a “picture of a picture, also got this at the same time because it is also a “picture of a picture” they just left it out until now.


288 posted on 04/20/2012 10:49:15 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: txrangerette

I did not know Jewel was deceased. Thanks for info,


289 posted on 04/20/2012 10:50:13 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: txrangerette
Didn't know Jewell had passed on. Even with all the money (which he deserved, IMHO), I'm betting the life he led after he was exonerated was hellish.
291 posted on 04/20/2012 10:53:23 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: Ratman83
Thanks, Ratman83,

Thanks to all Freepers updating me re: Jewel. I sign on to Free Republic before any other site for info and this updating is one of the reasons I do!

293 posted on 04/20/2012 10:58:36 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: Roccus
“Jewell v CNN...settled for undisclosed amount
Jewell v Piedmont College...settled for undisclosed amount
Jewell v NY Post...settled for undisclosed amount
Jewell v NBC....settled for $500,000
Jewell v Cox Enterprises dba Atlanta Journal-Constitution) dragged on for years and was dismissed AFTER Jewell's death.”

Wow...but, it seems no one has learned from this since they are still doing to GZ that was done to Jewel. Pathetic and sometimes dangerous.

295 posted on 04/20/2012 11:03:37 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: onemiddleamerican
“But, yes, I did sign it and swear that it was true and accurate...”

UNBELIEVABLE...

296 posted on 04/20/2012 11:07:35 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: hummingbird; AuH2ORepublican

I saw this on the news and didn’t realize she had killed a white woman for a baby.

Weird.

Photos here. Can’t believe this.
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/gallery?section=news&id=8625372&photo=2


297 posted on 04/20/2012 11:09:33 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: hummingbird
(Ricky is still a bully...)

Bullies are always bullies. The worst of them also usually find that karma catches up with them - they end up poor, bitter, and lonely.

298 posted on 04/20/2012 11:11:03 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: bgill
“I won't be waiting to read about the out pouring of apologies to Zimmerman from any of the big names who got all leg twingly painting him as a monster - Bill Cosby, Rosanne Barr, Spike Lee, Jerry Rivers, Jamie Fox, Mia Farrow, Will Farrell, MC Hammer, Diddy and other rappers, the Miami Heat team, the “reverends”, US Congress, Dear Leader, etc.”

Sick, twisted freaks although I'm surprised by Will Farrell.

299 posted on 04/20/2012 11:11:49 AM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: MestaMachine

No justice.


300 posted on 04/20/2012 11:13:06 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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