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  • Gushy Vogue Article on John Kerry Keeps Bringing Up His 'Record of Courage' in Vietnam

    10/05/2014 6:12:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 10/4/2014 | Tim Grahm
    More proof that the women's magazines are all in the tank for the Democrats arrives in the October issue of Vogue magazine (edited by major DNC donor Anna Wintour). After all the fashion ads comes a gooey story on Secretary of State John Kerry. Writer Sally Hansen keeps bringing the reader back around to Kerry’s (very brief) service in Vietnam, reminding some of James Taranto’s 2004 gibe mocking Kerry’s milking of his war resume: “the haughty, French-looking Massachusetts Democrat, who by the way served in Vietnam.”
  • Genesis Science Is Practical, Not Just Academic

    03/14/2014 7:27:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 2014 | James Johnson
    Genesis Science Is Practical, Not Just Academic by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * “It doesn’t really matter, in the real world, what you believe about creation or evolution,” the college student glibly challenged me. “Whether the evolutionists are right or whether Genesis is right makes no practical difference in how science works or in how people live their lives.” With a grin and a wave of his hand, the sophomore dismissed the real-world relevance of biblical creation as if it were no more practical than evolutionary myths. Was he correct? Is the Genesis record of God’s creation (and...
  • Don't look to police for legal advice

    02/06/2014 6:42:06 AM PST · by Shimmer1 · 57 replies
    2/6/14 | Shimmer1
    I was helping a young lady last night (age 20), whose mother had kicked her out the night before for making out with a young man in his car in the driveway. YL had been kicked out with a sleeveless shirt, no shoes, no coat, and no medicine (she had surgery several weeks ago on her back) and the mom literally threw her out into the yard. The mom was apparently incoherent with rage and they could barely even understand what she was screaming at them. They're still not sure why she flipped out like that. She also kept YL's...
  • The Eight Greatest Absurdities of Obama’s Second Term

    02/21/2013 3:21:07 PM PST · by Hoodat · 7 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 21 Feb 2013, 4:36 pm | Keith Koffler
    President Obama’s second term is only a month old, and already the absurdities are piling up. In fact, it’s making me dizzy. Hold the phone while I swallow a Dramadine. ********** Okay, that’s better. Oh wait a second, I took a Xanax. Oh, that’s okay, I need one of those too. Now, on to the absurdities. All White Houses have absurdities. Some more than others. Like this one. Covering the Obama White House is like heading into Area 51 every day for flying saucer flying lessons. 1. President Obama blames Republicans for the sequester when IT WAS HIS IDEA. OMG,...
  • Did Santorum ever complete his taxes and make them public? Has not been vetted thoroughly.

    02/09/2012 10:31:58 PM PST · by mitchell001 · 60 replies · 1+ views
    February 10, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Rick Santorum went home to do his income taxes on his home computer. Did he ever release them? Seriously, Santorum has been given passes by the media and the other candidates and the public. He seems like his accomplishments are weak and his grasp of issues are couched in 1990's rhetoric. He needs to release his taxes and he needs to communicate and explain in detail his economic plans for America. Agree?
  • NYC May Impose Necktie Ban

    05/05/2011 9:42:14 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 24 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | May 5, 2011
    The authoritarian nanny state of New York City has reached the point where it is almost impossible for bureauweenies to find new things to ban. They've become so desperate, they may resort to forbidding neckties: Some New York lawmakers are proposing a law that would prohibit doctors from wearing neckties while working. The proposal quotes a study that shows bacteria may build-up on neckties and lead to infection.The Independent Democratic Conference in the state Senate is calling for the legislation to readdress what they consider a fashion emergency. One place where bacteria really does build up is in the reusable...
  • Amazon Re-Granted 1-Click to Buy Patent ("USPTO is a joke")

    06/24/2010 7:17:52 PM PDT · by libh8er · 9 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 03.11.2010 | Lucian Parfeni
    While everyone else is left scratching their heads, Amazon and its lawyers are patting themselves on the back. The company has managed to (re)confirm a patent for 1-Click, a method of buying stuff online with, you guessed it, just one click. And that's it, that's all there is to it. If you deploy a system that enables customers to purchase anything online just by pressing one button, you will be infringing on Amazon's patent. It has been a long battle for Amazon, which has been pursuing this patent for more than a decade now. It was initially granted the patent,...
  • Race Card Follies

    11/21/2009 6:11:42 AM PST · by jay1949 · 9 replies · 451+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | November 21, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    Race-carding has now progressed from an offensive bullying tactic to a comical farce in the theater of the absurd. First, Janeane Garofalo became the demented poster-harpy of race-carding, then Jessee Jackson jumped the shark by insisting that political loyalties determine racial identity. Now, in Norfolk, Virginia, an animal shelter’s drive to promote adoption of black-colored pets has been condemned for its racial insensitivity.
  • Ms Rabbit and Malthusian Mambo

    09/27/2007 8:06:22 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 4 replies · 85+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 09/27/07 | vanity
    Ms Rabbit came back from the UN protests feeling tired, hungry, and a bit dispirited.( A few drops of wine helped with the last item.)
  • When Would Jesus Bolt?

    03/06/2006 11:35:43 AM PST · by peyton randolph · 20 replies · 1,034+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | April 2006 | Amy Sullivan
    Meet Randy Brinson, the advance guard of evangelicals leaving the GOP. -snip- The newly converted are the most zealous, sharing the good news with gusto to any and all comers. Every few days, Randy Brinson calls me with another revelation. Republicans? “The power structure in the Republican Party is too entrenched with big business. It's not with evangelicals—they're a means to an end.” The Christian Right? “They just want to keep the culture war going because it raises a lot of money for them.” Abramoff? “Evangelicals were being used as pawns to promote a big money agenda.” His fellow evangelicals?...
  • J-UCAS Canceled, But Not for Naught (Socialism Kills Another Military Program)

    02/20/2006 7:59:06 AM PST · by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 · 49 replies · 1,733+ views
    eDefense ^ | 2/15/06 | Ted McKenna
    US Navy Capt. Ralph Alderson, program director of the Joint-Unmanned Combat Aerial System (J-UCAS) program, said right at the start that he would address the elephant in the room. The FY07 defense budget provides zero funding for the J-UCAS, and the newly released 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) calls for the program's "restructuring," as many of the attendees at the Association of Unmanned Systems International's Unmanned Systems Program Review 2006 conference in Washington, DC, on Feb. 8 perhaps already knew, Capt. Alderson said. "Restructuring" would appear to be a euphemism for "canceled," but despite standing at the podium with a...
  • Marine confronts absurdity amid war horrors

    05/31/2005 8:32:08 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 17 replies · 1,203+ views
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 5-29-05 | doug grow
    Cpl. John Wilson looked out for his fellow Marines. But the Marines didn't look out for Wilson. I first met Wilson a year ago as he was about to return to the Marine Corps. Wilson, a 1997 graduate of Wayzata High, had completed his four-year hitch in the Corps, but he had decided to reenlist out of a sense of obligation to his fellow Marines. "I see Marines dying, and I don't want to be sitting here just watching," Wilson, 27, said then. He's back home now, much to the relief of his family members, who didn't want him to...
  • Arab League averts crisis over reform

    01/13/2005 5:31:42 PM PST · by Cornpone · 1 replies · 182+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | 13 Jan 2005 | Aljazeera
    The Arab League appears to have averted a crisis after Algeria withdrew a proposal for reform of the international body to introduce a rotating leadership system. The organisation's so-called summit follow-up committee met in Cairo on Wednesday to discuss the reforms, in advance of an extraordinary foreign ministers meeting to finalise proposals on Thursday. Removing one of the main sticking points, Algeria took a proposal off the table that would see the job of secretary-general rotate among members, rather than the job always being held by an Egyptian, as is currently the case. "We agreed that the text of the...
  • DMV Chief Backs Tax by Mile (More Abject Absurdity From Schwarzenegger Administration-IMO)

    11/16/2004 10:52:22 PM PST · by SierraWasp · 57 replies · 924+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/16/2004 | Robert Salladay
    DMV Chief Backs Tax by MileNew appointee has advocated a levy based on how much and where motorists drive. Idea is gaining support, but privacy advocates worry. By Robert Salladay Times Staff Writer November 16, 2004 SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday appointed a new Department of Motor Vehicles director who has advocated taxing motorists for every mile they drive — by placing tracking devices in their cars. The idea would mean a significant overhaul of how California collects taxes to maintain its often-crumbling roads. Under the plan, the state gas tax — now 18 cents a gallon —...
  • Animal Lovers and Others

    11/04/2004 8:47:53 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 12 replies · 333+ views
    Canada ^ | November 4, 2004 | Alan Caruba
    . . . . . Recently, the State’s largest circulation newspaper, the Star-Ledger, got its hands on the nearly 200 pages of draft recommendations that are under review by the 30-member task force. One, I might add, a task force whose members largely represent the animal rights movement. In short, the task force, like just about every other government entity in the Garden State, is rigged. Among the recommendations under consideration is the inclusion of animal abuse laws under the State’s criminal code, increasing penalties, and creating new prosecution units. This, by the way, would put animals on a par...
  • It Will All Be Over Soon

    10/08/2004 7:57:19 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 282+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/8/4 | Mark Morforf
    BushCo? Kerry? SUV gluttony? Your last orgasm? All flashes in the geological pan, baby. Don't forget It's so easy to get all caught up in the everyday spit and hiss and noise and blank presidential smirks. Isn't it? It is, after all, incredibly easy to get stuck in the white-hot moment, all screaming elections and bland debates and counterfeit terrorism fears and ugly obesity epidemics and Atkins-approved bubble gum and air/water pollution like an afterthought, all commingling with the mad melodrama of your last bad haircut and the scratch on your precious bumper to the point where we forget the...
  • Freepers, we need your help. Shout back at Chris Matthews. Make your voice heard

    08/31/2004 7:26:55 PM PDT · by The Scourge of Yazid · 64 replies · 2,210+ views
    August 31, 2004 | Gerard J. Perry Jr.
    Alright, we haven't finalized plans for this yet, but we're planning an impromptu protest outside of Chris Matthews' "Hardball" program tomorrow.It will be held around Herald Square and take place between three and four p.m. in the afternoon. These plans are tentative of course, and depend upon the level of support we receive. Protest Warrior has allowed us to use their signs, so don't worry about that aspect of this demonstration. If you are interested, or know of any other freepers, conventioneers, or likeminded Republicans who may be interested in refuting the lies spouted by that loutish, low-rent loudmouth, please...
  • Illustrating Absurdity By Being Absurd!

    02/25/2003 10:05:49 AM PST · by GatorFreep · 2 replies · 192+ views
    02/25/03 | GatorFreep
    Illustrating absurdity by being absurdDecided to take some of the anti-war rally pictures I've seen on various liberal sites around the web and change the words on the signs to reflect the truth. Enjoy and feel free to distribute as you like.GatorFreepP.S. If you haven't seen my pics from the Feb. 22 "Rally For America" held in Orlando, FL click here.
  • When Absurdity Became Law (Satire)

    09/22/2002 7:29:07 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 10 replies · 1,199+ views
    Original composition ^ | 9/21/02 | Barry J. Marcus
    This is a piece that was emailed to me by my father-in-law as a joke. He wrote it up after pondering some recent news stories. He is a staunch conservative and you will discover that he is a Rush Limbaugh fan. It is published here with permission. Enjoy. WHEN ABSURDITY BECAME LAW The events that led to the overthrow of the United States Government can at last be chronologically laid out. The downfall began in March of 2003 when the 8 woman and l4 man jury (average weight 295 ¼ lbs.) awarded 42.75 BILLION dollars in punitive damages in their...
  • When Absurdity Became Law (original satire)

    09/21/2002 2:57:03 PM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 14 replies · 778+ views
    Original Composition ^ | 9/21/02 | Barry J. Marcus
    This is a piece that was emailed to me by my father-in-law as a joke. He wrote it up after pondering some recent news stories. He is a staunch conservative and you will discover that he is a Rush Limbaugh fan. It is published here with permission. Enjoy. WHEN ABSURDITY BECAME LAW The events that led to the overthrow of the United States Government can at last be chronologically laid out. The downfall began in March of 2003 when the 8 woman and l4 man jury (average weight 295 ¼ lbs.) awarded 42.75 BILLION dollars in punitive damages in their...