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  • Dearest FReepers, Patriots, FRiends & New Members! [FReepathon Thread XLIV]

    11/23/2012 10:23:22 AM PST · by onyx · 547 replies
    Free Republic | Friday, November 23, 2012 | onyx
    Please Mail checks to Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794. Click here to pledge your support via secure server! ^ Dearest Patriot FReepers, FRiends and New Members Three Facts You all love Free Republic or you wouldn't be here. Obama's economy SUX, yet he was reelected. "FReepers are absolutely the greatest!" ~ Jim We have less than $6, 900.00 to go to meet our Fourth Quarter's expenses. It's really a heartbreaking shame that our FReepathons are taking almost 2 months to complete. We have a lot of new members who may not realize that Free...
  • FOX Sports’ Erin Andrews is a ‘Special Angel’

    11/23/2012 10:14:11 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 23, 2012 | JP
    I do not know Erin Andrews’ faith life, but I do know the FOX Sports personality is doing the Lord’s work with her promotion of the Children’s Organ Transplant Association. Andrews sent a Thanksgiving shout out to her 1,598,063 twitter followers urging them to join her in support for COTA, a charity that raises funds to assure that no child is denied a life-saving transplant, or excluded from a transplant waiting list, because of limited family finances. Like little Liam Houck, the two-year toddler whose recent photo with Andrews was posted by COTA. Liam is the son of Reid and...
  • Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to live on the dole

    11/23/2012 10:13:46 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-23-12 | DrJohn
    Among the eligibility requirements for immigration to the United States are these: Job or Employment BasedPeople who want to become immigrants based on employment or a job offer may apply for permanent residence or an immigrant visa abroad, when an immigrant visa number becomes available according to the following employment based preferences: First Preference: Priority Workers, including aliens with extraordinary abilities, outstanding professors and researchers, and certain multinational executives and managers Second Preference: Members of professions holding an advanced degree or persons of exceptional ability (including individuals seeking a National Interest Waiver) Third Preference: Skilled Workers, professionals and other qualified...
  • Obama Mocks Romney During Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon

    11/23/2012 10:10:05 AM PST · by chessplayer · 54 replies
    “They say that life is all about second chances and this November I can’t agree more,” Obama said. “So in the spirit of the season I have one more gift to give." “The American people have spoken, and these birds are moving forward.”
  • White House Thanksgiving: Six Types of Pie

    11/23/2012 10:06:54 AM PST · by chessplayer · 24 replies
    As food pantries across the United States are overwhelmed by the newly poor and food stamp use is the highest it's ever been, the Obama first family is enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with six different types of pie.
  • Rejected Beatles audition tape discovered

    11/23/2012 10:06:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 51 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk | 11/23/12 | Telegraph Reporters
    The Beatles' audition tape famously rejected by a record executive in 1962 has finally been uncovered after 50 years. The fledgling group were told "they had no future in showbusiness" as guitar groups were "on the way out" following the audition. The decision by a Decca Records executive proved to be one of the worst made in music history. Within months John, Paul, George and original drummer Pete Best had signed with EMI and went on to become the greatest band of all time. Now the original safety master tape, a 10-track demo the group recorded at Decca's London studios...
  • Oceanside Man Killed Wife, Cooked Her On Stove, Police Allege ["Severed Head In Freezer"]

    11/23/2012 9:57:37 AM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 23, 2012
    Oceanside Man Killed Wife, Cooked Her On Stove, Police Allege November 23, 2012 A 68-year-old Oceanside man is accused of killing and dismembering his 73-year-old wife. He pleaded not guilty this week. Deputy Dist. Atty. Katherine Flaherty told Vista Superior Court Judge J. Marshall Hockett that police found hunks of meat cooking on the stove at the family home and a severed head in the freezer. Hockett ordered Frederick Joseph Hengl kept in jail on $5-million bail. Police are unclear when Hengl's wife, Anna Faris, was killed. They went to the couple's home after neighbors reported a strange smell and...
  • Wind Power Fiasco: Call Your Congressman

    11/23/2012 9:53:19 AM PST · by Sioux-san · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2012 | Norman Rogers
    Wind power is a joke. It makes no sense -- none, nada. The wind power lobbyists say it creates jobs. Well I have a better way to make jobs based on the same principles: let's train dogs to walk on treadmills to generate electricity. Think of all the jobs for dog-trainers, dog food companies, and dog-walkers. Think of all the jobs at dog retirement homes for dogs too old to work. Think about all the do-gooders collecting a salary for looking out for the welfare of the dogs. Think about the attorneys employed in filing class action suits against dog-exploiters....
  • Daily Job Cuts

    11/23/2012 9:52:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Daily Job Cuts ^ | November 23, 2012
    November 23 , 2012 Gol Brazilian Airlines - 850 Tata Steel ( International ) - 900 PNC Financial in Houston - 33 Madison-based radio station WTDY - Some Layoffs November 22 , 2012 Southwestern Vermont Health Care - Layoffs Expected Advance Auto Parts Andersonville - 80 United Technologies Corp - 42
  • Top Republican Senator ditches Norquist anti-tax pledge (Chambliss)

    11/23/2012 9:49:41 AM PST · by paul544 · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/23/2012 | Mike Emanuel
    A top Republican senator is casting aside an anti-tax pledge he signed, saying that solving the country’s looming fiscal crisis is more important than honoring the decades-old pact. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/23/top-republican-senator-distances-himself-from-norquist-anti-tax-pledge/#ixzz2D4Kn2EtO
  • Quid Pro Quo Ethics Complaint Filed Against New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

    11/23/2012 9:42:58 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/23/12 | Friends of Ours
    New York Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli who oversees the state's massive $153 billion pension fund is accused in an ethics complaint with acting as a public tool for plaintiffs' lawyers in their legal battle against Chevron Corporation as reported by Danny Hakin for The New York Times: "the complaint, which was made to the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, claims that Mr. DiNapoli and the plaintiffs' lawyers had 'an illicit and unethical quid pro quo arrangement' in which the comptroller received campaign donations and other benefits in exchange for pressuring Chevron." Among other things Chevron in its complaint "points to...
  • Washington Post Suspects Racism In GOP Opposition To Rice Nomination

    11/23/2012 9:39:49 AM PST · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/23/12 | Mark Finkelstein
    <p>As I wrote this morning to the NewsBusters editor who alerted me to the Washington Post's editorial, "The GOP’s bizarre attack on Susan Rice," I don't read WaPo much, but somehow assume they're not quite as extreme as the New York Times. Silly me, judging by WaPo's ugly, over-the-top opinion item.</p>
  • Benghazi-Gate Enters New Phase: The Cover Up of the Cover Up (Twitter Title )

    11/23/2012 9:37:03 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 51 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 23 Nov 2012, 8:43 AM PDT | John Nolte
    Sources: Intel Community Didn't Rule Out Terrorism in Rice Talking PointsIt now looks as though the White House's excuse for the pre-election Libya cover-up is itself a cover up. Last week we were told by the Administration (and the compliant media) that during her now-infamous round robin of five Sunday news shows, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was only telling us what she was told by the intelligence community. We were also told that references to al-Qaeda were edited out of the talking points in order to avoid tipping off the attackers that we were on to them. According to a...
  • More 2012 Election Myths: Yes, Hispanics favor Dems but didn't decide election

    11/23/2012 9:33:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/23/2012 | Byron York
    After moments of panic in the immediate aftermath of Mitt Romney's defeat, some Republicans and conservatives are regaining their equilibrium on the issue of what the GOP should do about immigration and the Hispanic vote. They're looking at key questions from the campaign, like how much of Barack Obama's victory was attributable to Hispanic support. They're also looking at the Hispanic electorate itself to see how big a role immigration, versus a wide range of other issues, played in voting decisions. The goal, of course, is to win a larger portion of the Hispanic vote, but first to take a...
  • Israel Vs. Hamas Is Civilization Vs. Savagery

    11/23/2012 9:30:15 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/21/2012
    Celebration within Gaza after the bombing of a bus filled with innocent Israeli civilians is an object lesson on the so-called Palestine question. Those who would celebrate such a cowardly act are savages. No one can imagine Washington's troops firing shots to celebrate a supporter of American independence trying to kill a group of Royalist civilians. During the Cold War, U.S. support for Lech Walesa's Solidarity would have dried up if he handed out candy after a Polish nationalist targeted, say, innocent Muscovites going to work. We may live in a complex world, but evil is identifiable even when its...
  • Maybe prolifers should start pointing out they are trying to save liberal baby's?

    11/23/2012 9:25:52 AM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 36 replies
    my bunny brain | b.b.e.b.
    I have noticed during my time on earth, that conservatism and liberalism runs in the family. I would guess that most people who get an abortion are not conservatives but are liberals. Had they all gone full term with their pregnancies and many of those kids would grow up to have liberal babies, the number of them born would be close to 100 million. They would have easily won the last election with that many of them.(I am not even close to a statistician, wild ass guesser would be accurate). So if conservatives are going to keep fighting against abortion,...
  • GOP turnout: myths and reality

    11/23/2012 9:24:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In the immediate aftermath of the election, Republicans slammed Mitt Romney for not being able to match the popular vote totals of John McCain, but many forgot that the full totals in the popular vote take a few weeks to finalize. This past week, Romney's totals surpassed McCain's in an election that had a smaller overall turnout, Kimberly Strassel reports for the Wall Street Journal --- and Romney did significantly better in swing states than the GOP did in 2008 as well (via Scott Johnson at Power Line): Mr. Romney beat Mr. McCain's numbers in every single battleground, save Ohio....
  • SEPTA driver is a hero in Poland

    11/23/2012 9:13:58 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/22/2012 | Daniel Rubin
    ---snip--- in the fall of 1985, he and a friend in the Solidarity movement bought a pig from a farmer, tied a red ribbon - symbolizing communism - to its tail, and painted on its flanks the words in Polish for "I'm voting." Before sending it squealing through Gdansk's old city, his friend greased the pig. "People laughed," Sekowski says. The pig protesters, whoever they were, became folk heroes. Then Sekowski got cocky. Before setting out to repeat the act in nearby Gdynia, he notified the newspapers. The secret police stopped the Fiat sedan on the way to the city,...
  • Fabian Tracts: Method of Propaganda

    11/23/2012 9:08:52 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    In "The Encyclopedia of Social Reform", W. D. P. Bliss(Founder, Fabian Society U.S.A.) writes the following: (Page 579) The great literary success of the society, however, has been its Fabian Essays. In 1889 a course of seven lectures, which had been previously delivered before the society by membersof the society (George Bernard Shaw, Sidney Webb, William Clarke, S. Olivier, Graham Wallas, Annie Besant, and Hubert Bland) was published under the name of Fabian Essays in Socialism, and met with most marked success. Over 30,000 copies have been sold in England, and two American editions have appeared. The tracts are accurate...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MAY CROWNING, 11-23-12

    11/23/2012 8:54:39 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-23-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):   MAY CROWNING A solemn procession, during the month of May, at the close of which a statue of the Blessed Virgin is crowned with a garland of roses or other appropriate ornament. There is a special honor attached to being chosen to crown the statue. A May crowning is often the high point of public devotion to Our Lady in a diocese, parish, or Catholic institution. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.