Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $86,111
Woo hoo!! And now less than $1.9k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Latest Articles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Obama Wants Troops to Sacrifice MORE

    06/30/2012 9:32:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-30-12 | CJ
    I've been on the White House mailing list since about 2006. In 2009, the nature of emails I received from the White House began to change. Now, there is really no rhyme or reason to the announcements I get. I still get some important, embargoed speeches, but I also get these odd emails about how the Justice Department has charged such and such Soldier with fraud. I never get emails with good information about what our troops have accomplished, but always get the ones about how the administration apologizes for [insert stupid Soldier act caught on photo or video and...
  • Joe Paterno Reportedly Played Major Role in Penn State Cover-Up

    06/30/2012 9:25:17 AM PDT · by gop4lyf · 46 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 6/30/12 | Connor Simpson
    CNN have reportedly been informed of the contents of emails between top Penn State officials that allege a cover-up of a 2001 incident involving Jerry Sandusky, and the messages seem to implicate that it was Joe Paterno's idea to not report Sandusky
  • Fact Check. Romney “outsourcer in chief” claims?

    06/30/2012 9:25:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | June 30, 2012 | Jazz Shaw
    We all know the story by now. Mitt was the king of job killers during his time at Bain. Among his many sins, shipping tons of jobs overseas while leaving starving Americans holding out their hands. The oft maligned takes a looks at the claims and – this time – finds them coming up short. One TV ad, called “Come and Go,” claims that Romney “shipped jobs to China and Mexico.” But two examples cited by the Obama campaign occurred after Romney left Bain. There’s no clear evidence that a third company shipped jobs to China under Romney.A second...
  • Missouri Dem. Senator 'Hiding' from Reporters After Obamacare

    06/30/2012 9:23:51 AM PDT · by Qbert · 69 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | JUN 29, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Missouri Democratic senator Claire McCaskill is "hiding" from reporters after the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision yesterday, according to a local news report:  VIDEO McCaskill won't say where she stands on Obamacare, though she voted for it. And she won't make her self available to members of the press curious to hear her thoughts.  "There's only ever been one goal for Claire. Affordable, accessible health care for Missouri," a spokesman for the senator told the local news outlet.  The Missouri senator is in the middle of a close reelection battle. Her past support of Obamacare is thought to pose a great...
  • Jenkins: ObamaCare—Upheld and Doomed - Regardless of the Supreme Court, fiscal reality will prevail.

    06/30/2012 9:18:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 29, 2012 | HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR.
    Fans of ObamaCare must be busting a gut three times over. The mandate that conservatives now hate was originally a conservative proposal. In upholding it, Chief Justice John Roberts followed President Obama's Rose Garden instructions to the letter: The Court must find an act constitutional if it happens to be the signature act of a president running for re-election. Worse, in doing so, he may have read any constitutional limit on Congress out of the Constitution while pretending to do the opposite. Congress cannot compel you to do anything Congress wishes, but it can impose taxes on you until you...
  • Vanity- God is removing His Favor

    06/30/2012 9:15:59 AM PDT · by vpintheak · 71 replies
    Holy Spirit | 6/30/12 | VPINTHEAK
    I don't do vanities, but I guess I do now. My wife and I were talking last night, I was complaining and she said no nation that has embraced homosexuality has stood long. This got me to thinking and meditating on His word. Over the years, we all must admit, socialism of all stripes has taken hold of our Country. Things are getting worse. Why? We have taken God out of our daily lives. This homosexual in the military is simply one of the last strikes against God and He is removing His favor from us. All the natural disasters,...
  • ‘What global warming really looks like’ – Michael Oppenheimer FAIL

    06/30/2012 9:15:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Watts up with That? ^ | June 28, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Well, I warned everybody yesterday. That briefing was put together by Climate Nexus, an advocacy and communications group. An accompanying report on heat waves and climate change was released simultaneously at climatecommunication.orgThe usual suspects put that document together. See below.Expert Reviewers: Kevin Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric ResearchJerry Meehl, National Center for Atmospheric ResearchJeff Masters, Weather UndergroundRichard Somerville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego Now with a telephone press conference, Climate Nexus seer Michael Oppenheimer says he knows “what global warming looks like”, and it apparently is a hazy yellow-orange.“It looks like heat, it looks like fires,...
  • Hand's Free Porn

    06/30/2012 9:09:10 AM PDT · by Kenika · 35 replies
    Martinez Report ^ | 29 Jun 12 | Melvin Martinez
    How GOOGLE Glasses Could Revolutionize the Porn Industry Written by Melvin Martinez on June 29, 2012 The new ‘Google Glasses’ could be great for point-of-view porn, and Pink Visual thinks so as well. According to a spokesman: ‘Obviously, a device that allows you to shoot high quality video in a truly hands-free fashion will make shooting POV porn that much easier. ‘To really know their full potential, we’ll need to get a pair to play around with, but we’re already dreaming up ways to use the glasses to get shots (sex-related and otherwise) that just aren’t feasible using a traditional...
  • Pres. Obama’s Tax on Practicing Your Religion

    06/30/2012 9:08:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    What Does the Prayer Really Say ^ | 6/30/12 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The Supreme Court ruled that the individual mandate could survive as a tax. The penalties imposes are viewed, in the decision, as taxes. But through the edict of non-elected HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Pres. Obama would force religious institutions against conscience to pay for some services… or face penalties (i.e. taxes). Question: Isn’t it now the case that if the Obama Administration punishes St. Ipsidipsy Catholic Hospital in Black Duck for refusing to provide employees their abortifacient pills, then the Federal Government is taxing the exercise of religion? Thus, the First Gay President is another step closer to another deeply...
  • Insurance Exchanges Won't Work

    06/30/2012 9:07:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | June 30, 2012 | Jeff Carter
    In the aftermath of the Obamacare ruling, the proponents of Obamacare are touting “Insurance Exchanges” as one of the cost drivers to save people money. As a person who was on the board of an exchange, and has traded markets for twenty five years, I think I know a little bit about exchanges-or at least enough to analyze the government run exchanges for health insurance. There is a lot wrong with the Obamacare bill. But one of the unique parts of the bill was the creation of exchanges for health insurance. However, these aren’t exchanges like you might be imagining....
  • Gabriel Medina: Surfing? or Acrobatics?

    06/30/2012 9:06:34 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 8 replies
    NorthShoreHawaii ^ | Jim Caldwell Redondo Beach
    Amazing video of Gabriel Medina surfing Pipeline. Just turned 18, has been on the pro circut for only a couple months and he has already won a couple of tournaments (even beating Kelly Slater in SF). Don't let the bikini clad girls distract you from a look at one of the next great stars of surfing. Medina is amazing.
  • Christie calls legislature back for special session to address tax relief

    06/30/2012 9:02:28 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies ^ | June 30, 2012 | By Jenna Portnoy/Statehouse Bureau
    TRENTON — In a dramatic use of the powers afforded the office, Gov. Chris Christie announced this morning he will force the Legislature into special session at 11 a.m. Monday to give a speech on tax relief. “Continue to move forward by letting people, and not government, enjoy more of the earnings produced by their own labor, or take a step back to repeat the days where taxes are the answer to each and every challenge,” he said in the one-page letter.
  • One Day This Woman Will be a Saint

    06/30/2012 9:01:31 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/29/12 | Paul Williams
    Two weeks ago a young Italian mother gave up her life for her unborn child in a stunning act of saintliness, says Paul WilliamsChiara Petrillo was a 28-year-old Italian mother who apparently refused life-saving cancer treatment that would have damaged or destroyed her baby. Her baby, Francesco, was born perfectly well. Chiara died. Chiara’s funeral took place a few days ago in Rome. But Francesco was not her first baby. Her first, Maria, was found in the womb to be terribly disabled. Chiara and her husband Enrico refused repeated advice to abort Maria. The baby lived for 30 minutes, and...
  • Proposed Screenplay: Armageddon II - Saving America.

    06/30/2012 8:59:32 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 9 replies
    6/30/12 | dagogo edux
    In this sequel to Armageddon, an all new cast takes on another threat to mankind, specifically to the American people. Set in current times, an asteroid again threatens to hit Earth. But, unlike the original movie, this time the heavenly destroyer is much smaller, and it's headed for Washington, D.C. Scientists determine that it will not break up, but will hit intact right in the space between the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court, and a mere stone’s throw from The Federal Reserve and other key centers of power. It is estimated that the impact will obliterate everything...
  • Knox v. SEIU: A Victory for Worker Freedom

    06/30/2012 8:58:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | June 30, 2012 | Carl Horowitz
    In the immediate aftermath of its unfortunate Thursday ruling on the constitutionality of the Obama health care law, it’s easy to forget that the Supreme Court gets things right from time to time. A decision one week earlier, on June 21, was such an occasion. And at least part of the nation’s work force is a little freer for it. The case was Knox et al. v. SEIU Local 1000. The High Court, true to precedent, put the nation’s public-sector unions on notice: Fee-paying nonmember workers under contract can’t be forced to subsidize political causes they don’t like. Ruling 7-2...
  • 49ers Head Coach Describes Joy of Peru Mission Work

    06/30/2012 8:56:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 6/26/12 | Kate Veik and Marianne Medlin
    Piura, Peru, Jun 26, 2012 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It's not every day that children in Piura, Peru, learn to play American football from the coach of a National Football League team. Jim Harbaugh, the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, told CNA that impromptu lessons with the kids during a recent eight-day trip to the town brought him joy. Harbaugh was one of several U.S. volunteers who traveled in June to Piura – a small town nearly 600 miles north of Lima – to help the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish with its daily ministries to the poor....
  • Gallup: Public split evenly on Court’s ObamaCare decision, 46/46

    There are actually two polls out tonight on this, but being a dirty, dirty eeyore, I had to lead with the pessimistic one. As a prelude to the data, here’s Wesley Smith writing yesterday at The Corner: "I think there is a lot of whistling past the graveyard going on among conservatives who think that Obamacare is really in the political crosshairs now, and indeed, could lead to the defeat of the president’s reelection effort. I worry that the opposite is true. Sure, opponents who care a lot about the constitutionality and policy propriety of the ACA are very upset...
  • Stunning Rise in Anti-Euro Sentiment in Italy

    06/30/2012 8:44:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | June 30, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    The rise of the Five Star Movement in Italy is the number one happening in Europe right now and mainstream media has not even begun to cover it in any depth. The movement is led by an Italian comedian, Beppe Grillo. Main Rules for the Five Star Movement Not be an elected politician prior to 5 Stelle Commit to stay in charge for no longer than 2 termsCommit to take a minimum salary and give the rest back to the communityPost a public platform on the internet Be willing to hold a public debate on the platform Beppe Grillo's personal...
  • Dominion Electric Outage Map

    06/30/2012 8:39:31 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    STORM UPDATE 6/30: A line of severe storms packing winds of up to 80 mph has caused extensive damage and widespread power outages in Virginia. Dominion Virginia Power crews are assessing damages and restoring power where safe to do so. We appreciate your patience during this restoration process. Additional details will be provided as they become available.
  • Roberts Opinions Sets Up a Scary Slippery Slope

    06/30/2012 8:36:36 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 33 replies ^ | 06/30/2012 | Rob Binsrick
    Since the news that Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the majority in ruling that the Obamacare individual mandate is constitutional, there has been tremendous debate and analysis about the opinion that he offered. Liberals predictability praised the ruling and gloated that they knew it was constitutional all along - even though most of them never admitted or even implied that the mandate was tantamount to a tax (which is what Roberts determined). Conservatives praised other parts of the opinion which basically limited significantly the use of the commerce clause in any future legislation, and it also helps them promote...