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  • Vanity watching the Dallas ceremony

    07/12/2016 12:14:49 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 179 replies
    My head | July 12, 2016 | Me
    Forcing myself to listen to Obama, getting a kick out of the cop sitting behind him barely putting up with the nonsense
  • Trump: Romney an ‘Absolute Choke Artist’… ‘Chickened out’ of 2016 Run Because of Me

    03/03/2016 12:52:36 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/03/16
    2:25: Trump says Romney is an “absolute choke artist” and he started hitting Romney so hard because “we can’t afford to lose” another election. Trump says he has never seen someone choke like Romney except for Rubio. 2:23: Trump says the reason Mitt “chickened out” of running in 2016… “was me.”
  • Trump Campaign Statement on Debate

    01/26/2016 6:17:05 PM PST · by usafa92 · 323 replies
    Donald J Trump ^ | 1/26/2016 | Donald J Trump
    - JANUARY 26, 2016 - TRUMP CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON FOX NEWS DEBATE (New York, NY) January 26th, 2016 - As someone who wrote one of the best-selling business books of all time, The Art of the Deal, who has built an incredible company, including some of the most valuable and iconic assets in the world, and as someone who has a personal net worth of many billions of dollars, Mr. Trump knows a bad deal when he sees one. FOX News is making tens of millions of dollars on debates, and setting ratings records (the highest in history), where as...
  • Megyn Kelly's Remarks About Trump on Her Show Tonight

    08/10/2015 7:31:17 PM PDT · by ElainaVer · 129 replies
    Breibartt Big Government
    Kelly said, “You may have heard that there was a dust-up involving yours truly, and presidential contender Donald Trump. Mr. Trump was upset with a question I asked him at the debate last week about his electability, and specifically comments he has made in the past about women, a few words on that. Apparently, Mr. Trump thought the question I asked was unfair, and felt I was attacking him. I felt he was asked a tough, but fair, question. We agreed to disagree. Mr. Trump did interviews over the weekend that attacked me personally, I’ve decided not to respond. Mr....
  • Kelly to Trump: If You Can't Get Past Me, How Are You Going To Handle Putin? (edited to fit)

    08/09/2015 8:34:43 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 186 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | Aug. 9, 2015 | soopermexican
    Megyn Kelly deflected all the controversy and criticism from Trump supporters and others who said her questions were unfair while appearing on Media Buzz with Howard Kurtz.
  • VIDEO: Obama’s arrogance on display: “MY government”

    06/08/2014 2:14:11 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 11 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | June 7 2014 | Allen B. West
    Yesterday in an interview with NBC News regarding why he didn’t seek approval for the Berdgahl swap, Obama’s arrogance was in full flower when he said it was a unanimous decision from “MY government.” Funny how that goes. Lincoln said it was government of the people by the people and for the people that shall not perish from the earth. So choose this day: Obama’s or Lincoln’s definition of the American Constitutional Republic. It is truly the difference between tyranny and liberty.
  • Obama Reminds the Greatest Generation How He's Changing the Military

    06/06/2014 6:40:05 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 57 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/06/2014 | Susan Jones
    At a ceremony commemorating some of the bravest Americans of World War II, President Barack Obama reminded the "greatest generation" how the U.S. military has changed under his command, by slipping in references to immigrants and women. "Rock, I want you to know that Staff Sgt. Melvin Sabillo Martin, who is here today, is following in your footsteps. He just had to become an American first. Because Melvin was born in Honduras, moved to the United States, joined the Army. After tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he was reassigned to the 82nd Airborne. And Sunday, he'll parachute into Normandy. "Wilson,...
  • Obama outlines foreign policy vision of 'might and right'

    05/28/2014 7:29:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-28-14 | Tom Cohen, Jim Acosta and Kevin Liptak
    CNN) -- pRresident Barack Obama on Wednesday outlined a foreign policy vision of "might doing right," arguing that modern pragmatism requires both a strong military and the diplomatic tools of alliances and sanctions to exert influence and provide global leadership. He told graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point that after the nation's "long season of war and divisions about how to move forward," they now would represent America with the duty "not only to protect our country, but to do what is right and just." Watch this video Obama outlines foreign policy vision Under fire from...
  • 18-Week Pregnant Model Wants Abortion so She Can Star on Reality Television Show

    04/21/2014 7:41:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 63 replies
    Life News ^ | April 21, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    An aspiring glamor model in England says she wants to get an abortion so she can star on a reality television program. Josie Cunningham, 24, is a mother of two but wants to abort her third baby so she could appear on Big Brother. Yesterday, the aspiring model said she planned to abort the child to further her television career, adding: “This time next year I won’t have a baby. I’ll be famous instead”
  • Obama: ´I have lived out the promise of LBJ´s efforts´

    04/10/2014 12:17:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/10/14 | Justin Sink
    Texans like to talk all the time about how big Texas is, and how if you´re driving from the bottom of Texas to Canada, then you´re spending half of your time just getting through the state itself. So is that true? It´s pretty close. Texas really is gigantic. Redditor Armeleon put together a map that gives you a good idea of the massive size of Texas. Texas spans about 800 miles from north to south. Everything seen in red on the map is closer than 791 miles to Texas (the longest straight-line distance in Texas from north to south is
  • Crist memoir: Rick Scott is a 'terrible governor,' Sarah Palin 'different,' Karl Rove a 'jerk'

    01/09/2014 6:04:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 8, 2014 | Aaron Sharockman, PunditFact Editor
    "....Crist also recalls the 2008 presidential campaign, his friendship with Republican John McCain and Crist's near-selection as McCain's running mate.Crist writes that he and aides spent three days filling out a detailed questionnaire before McCain officials arranged an official meeting. The group, led by McCain confidant A.B. Culvahouse, met Crist at his parents' house on Snell Isle in St. Petersburg. "We set up in the living room and stayed there all day,".......Weeks went by before Crist was told he wouldn't be McCain's running mate, he writes. McCain made the call to Crist personally, about 45 minutes before the world knew...
  • Live Thread: Obama to Make Rose Garden Statement on Syria, 1:15 p.m. EDT 8/31/13

    08/31/2013 9:16:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 596 replies
    Via Twitter ^ | Saturday, August 31, 2013 | Jay Carney
    The President will deliver a statement on Syria at 1:15 pm today in the Rose Garden today.
  • Obama: Trayvon Martin ‘could have been me 35 years ago’...(Here we go again!)

    07/19/2013 11:50:37 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 202 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 07/19/13 | Oliver Knox
    President Barack Obama, breaking his silence on the George Zimmerman acquittal, said Friday that many African-Americans believe that “both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different” if Trayvon Martin had been white. “You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,” Obama said somberly during a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room. “Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” In searingly personal terms, Obama described his personal experience with race-based prejudice. “There are very few African-American men in this country...
  • Obama Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary By Packaging Meals…

    09/10/2011 3:20:56 PM PDT · by opentalk · 130 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 10, 2011 | Weaselzipper
    <p>Supposed to commemorate this?</p>
  • I Am Now Starting To Feel Good About Barack Obama's Presidency

    08/10/2011 11:11:20 AM PDT · by Why So Serious · 51 replies
    8/10/11 | me
    I got involved with politics when Ronald Reagan was election President. I just turned 18. Mom and dad were both working class union types in the city of Chicago. Yeah, they voted Democrat. If they didn't they would not get new garbage cans yearly. I became a Republican Precinct captain that year and mom, dad, and I were the only Republicans in the whole precinct. After serving on Reagan's Grace Commission Harry Figgie wrote the book "Bankruptcy 1995". I read it, and at the age of 25 and it scared the snot out of me. I started talking about this...
  • Baby Makes Four, and Complications

    06/19/2011 9:32:07 AM PDT · by KantianBurke · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 19th, 2011 | N.R. Kleinfeld
    The setup is complicated. Griffin’s mother, Carol Einhorn, a fund-raiser for a nonprofit group, is 48 and single. She conceived through in vitro fertilization with sperm from Mr. Russell, 49, a chiropractor and close friend. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights, Mr. Russell stays in the spare room of Ms. Einhorn’s apartment. The other three days he lives on President Street with his domestic partner, David Nimmons, 54, an administrator at a nonprofit. Most Sundays, they all have dinner together. “It’s not like Heather has two mommies,” Mr. Russell said. “It’s George has two families.”
  • Prehistoric mammal hair found in Cretaceous amber

    06/14/2010 2:14:31 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 51 replies · 1,140+ views
    bbc ^ | 14 June 2010 | Matt Walker
    Palaeontologists have discovered two mammal hairs encased in 100 million-year-old amber. While older 2D fossilised hairs are known, those preserved in the amber are the oldest 3D specimens known. The hairs, found alongside a fly pupa in amber uncovered in southwest France, are remarkably similar to hair found on modern mammals. That implies that the shape and structure of mammal hair has remained unchanged over a vast period of time.
  • What's The Difference Between "Birther" And "Truther"?

    11/29/2009 11:45:33 AM PST · by Man50D · 84 replies · 2,362+ views
    November 28, 2009 | Man50D
    This morning I posted a thread titled " Obama Orders 1 Million US Troops To Prepare For Civil War". My comment, " Fact or speculation? You decide", in the thread I posted clearly indicated no particular position for or against and with the assumption Freepers could openly debate the merits, or lack thereof, and provide input concerning the article located at another website as has occurred with many other dubious articles posted at FreeRepublic in the past. The thread was pulled with the premise the article was based on the "trutherism" subjectively defined as a conspiracy. I then posted a...
  • Religion is the problem. [Pińata for the RF]

    01/19/2009 4:40:38 PM PST · by gpk9 · 82 replies · 1,959+ views
    January 19, 2009 | gpk9
    Religion is the problem, just like government is the problem. In both cases people have beliefs that don't fit reality. In both cases people try to push their beliefs on other people. In both cases people believe in fairytales that just aren't true. They have no factual support. In both cases people believe "faith" should substitute for facts, like with Obama for instance, and Bush for that matter, and "going to heaven" for instance, and an "ever-burning hell" for that matter. In both cases you can't say what you think. In both cases you have to be "politically correct." In...
  • ..Wonder who authored THIS obituary??

    07/20/2008 6:23:36 PM PDT · by ErnBatavia · 30 replies · 215+ views
    Obits, Pravda
    My eye landed on this Gilligan's Island kinda pic in today's obits, so I read it.....rather appalling, if you axe me.
  • Fred Thompson the subject of a new book to be released in Aug/Sept. ZOT!

    01/21/2008 12:32:11 PM PST · by PSP1 · 78 replies · 202+ views
    Fred Thompson the subject of a new book to be released in Aug/Sept tying his entrance into the 2008 Presidential race to the defeat of the Republican Party in 2008. Book will claim Thompson's entrance and later withdrawal, reminiscent of Ross Perot with delegates diverted from more electable candidates.
  • I May Or May Not Leave Free Republic

    01/01/2008 12:13:53 AM PST · by B-Chan · 91 replies · 389+ views
    brucelewis.com ^ | 2008.01.01 | B-Chan
    I May Or May Not Leave Free Republic I'll decide after I finish this bottle of champagne.
  • Languishing ladies

    08/27/2007 8:51:37 AM PDT · by qam1 · 127 replies · 4,484+ views
    Malta Independent ^ | 8/27/07 | Marisa Micallef
    Some of my thirty and forty something male friends complain that the girls they meet, especially the local ones are all a mite too keen to settle down, find husbands and make babies. The thirty something girls on the other hand complain there just aren’t enough men around, and the ones that are, around that is, are fine as friends go but are not interested in any form of commitment. And that indeed when they do decide to commit they find someone much younger, much more malleable, perhaps foreign, but in every case girls who are prepared to play second...
  • Thirtysomething to thirtynothing

    07/13/2007 7:40:11 AM PDT · by qam1 · 74 replies · 3,212+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 7/12/07 | Siri Agrell
    Imagine a television show that revolves around a group of married men and women. They run their own advertising agencies, raise kids in suburban homes, argue about who should do the dishes and obsess about whether to have affairs. They are also just past their 30th birthdays. When the show Thirtysomething made its debut 20 years ago, in September, 1987, the hour-long drama was praised for its realistic portrayal of angst among then-30-year-old members of the baby boom generation, with characters who bemoaned the impact of always having "too much." If a show with the same title were made today,...
  • Baby Boomer Breast Implant Surgery: Like Daughter, Like Mother?

    06/27/2007 8:04:17 AM PDT · by qam1 · 84 replies · 3,105+ views
    PRWEB ^ | 6/27/07 | PRWEB
    Oak Park, Ill. (PRWEB) June 27, 2007 -- Oak Park, Ill. plastic surgeon and author Allan Parungao, MD, notes a 279% increase in breast implant surgery from 1997 to 2006. And now some daughters who have breast augmentation are inspiring their Baby Boomer mothers to follow suit. Breast augmentation surgery isn't just for 20-somethings. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, more than 50% of the 383,886 women who underwent breast implant surgery in 2006 were age 35 or older. In some cases, mothers skeptical about the procedure have opted for breast augmentation after seeing their daughters' results...
  • So You Want Me to Breed?

    05/30/2007 11:21:26 AM PDT · by qam1 · 136 replies · 3,956+ views
    The Tyee ^ | 5/30/07 | Vanessa Richmond
    Contradictory messages about women's fertility are breeding like rabbits this week. In largely-Catholic Brazil, the government is subsidizing birth control pills so poor women can afford the contraceptive, despite a recent visit by Pope Benedict XVI, who mainly used his time to condemn abortion, contraception and sex outside marriage. In China, officials are rounding up rural, pregnant women and conducting forced abortions to enforce the mandatory one child policy. In Canada, on the other hand, I'm the problem. Thirty-something. Childless. And a threat to Canada's future economic well being. The nation's fertility rate has plummeted to 1.53 children per woman,...
  • Careers not main reason for delaying motherhood

    05/22/2007 10:36:38 AM PDT · by qam1 · 49 replies · 1,475+ views
    Gold Coast Bulletin ^ | 5/22/07 | Staff
    It is not the desire to further careers but money worries and the search for Mr Right which are holding women back from having children, according to a poll out today. Many are also having too much fun, although a significant number admit to stressing about their fertility, it found. The study of 1,800 child-free women, for Grazia magazine, reveals that having children is lowest on the list of life priorities for 45 per cent of 28- to 32-year-olds. More than half (51 per cent) of those aged 24 to 27 and a third of 28- to 32-year-olds say they...
  • Sigh of relief over Falwell death (THE RELIGIOUS LEFT'S TAKE ON FALWELL AS TONY SOPRANO)

    05/18/2007 4:19:25 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 44 replies · 1,243+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 18, 2007 | CATHLEEN FALSANI Religion Writer
    IN MEMORIAM | Reverend brought others to God, but he also was a bully When doctors pronounced the Rev. Jerry Laymon Falwell Sr. dead at 12:40 p.m. EST Tuesday, I was sitting in the departures lounge of the Key West airport in Florida with a dozen other journalists who had just attended a three-day conference on religion and politics. As word spread -- a producer for National Public Radio got the first call -- my colleagues scrambled to their cell phones, BlackBerrys and laptops in preparation to write stories and, as was the case with a few, give live radio...
  • JIM ROBINSON AS THE NEW JOSEPH FARAH - STABBING THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT IN THE BACK [Re:Giuliani]

    04/24/2007 10:22:39 AM PDT · by Al Simmons · 781 replies · 27,258+ views
    On one the few rational minds left around here - but for long | 4/24/2007 | Al Simmons
    About me: Lurker - since 1998 Member - since 1999 In self-imposed exile - since April 2007 The tone of the debate and the attacks on long-time fellow Freepers for the cardinal sin of daring to support Rudy Giuliani in early 2007 around here have really saddened me. Instead of fighting the enemy FR is now imposing an 'ideological purity' test on FR members. The well-oiled train has gone off the rails and Mr. Robinson risks becoming the next Joe Farah - a fellow who started a great website for conservative news and opinions, but who gradually drifted off to...
  • WHY ALL CONSERVATIVES SHOULD SUPPORT RUDY WITH ENTHUSIASM IN 2008

    03/04/2007 1:04:27 PM PST · by Al Simmons · 742 replies · 7,496+ views
    A CONSERVATIVE BUT RATIONAL MIND | 3/4/2007 | AL SIMMONS
    One recent anti-Rudy poster stated the following: "And if Rudy does get the nod, expect the MSM to open up the hype floodgates on the cross-dressing and the gay stuff -- oh, not condemning of course (wink) but how it's a big change, how will this play in the South, does this mean gay marriage is A-OK for the GOP." MY REPLY: And if they do it will be countered with images of Rudy's heroism during and after 9/11 and most Americans will be DISGUSTED - at the MSM, NOT at RUDY. The issue in 2008 will be the WOT...
  • Bill Clinton: I’m 60 and I Hate It

    08/15/2006 4:07:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 122 replies · 3,203+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/15/06 | NewsMax
    Former President Bill Clinton turns 60 years old on August 19. Just don’t remind him. "In just a few days, I will be 60 years old. I hate it, but it’s true,” Clinton said at a world AIDS conference in Toronto. "For most of my working life, I was the youngest person doing what I was doing. Then one day I woke up and I was the oldest person in every room.” Clinton was a youthful 46 when he was first elected president in 1992. "Now that I have more days behind me than ahead of me, I try to...
  • I Just Saw the Coolest Thing (But Loose Lips Sink Ships)

    06/21/2006 11:02:00 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 212 replies · 3,808+ views
    My own eyes | 6/21/2006 | By Laz
    I just saw what (I believe to be) is the coolest thing I have ever seen. But because we are at War, I won't compromise our security by sharing it -- TODAY. Watch this space tomorrow and I will share with you all what I saw. It was too cool by half.
  • Michael Savage LIVE Thread!!! May 2, 2006

    05/02/2006 3:07:13 PM PDT · by fishtank · 31 replies · 1,122+ views
    Let's kick it up!!!
  • Official April Fool's Day thread

    04/01/2006 3:53:59 AM PST · by NYpeanut · 43 replies · 1,522+ views
    4/1/06 | NYpeanut
    Pranks, please. I need amusement. I'm trying to do my taxes today.
  • Bush will win on Immigration to save the Republican Party.

    03/27/2006 9:53:41 AM PST · by Pukin Dog · 710 replies · 10,143+ views
    Just a little dose of reality for some of you going nuts over the Immigration issue, because there is NO chance that you will win on the border enforcement issue. No chance whatsoever. Only after a migrant worker program passes, making most of these illegal aliens legal, is there any chance at all to have meaningful border enforcement. Bush is not running for office anymore, but the Republican Congress is in need of a big victory in November. This issue will kill our chances to maintain the majority, and knowing that, Bush will likely veto any bill making illegal immigration...
  • What has happened to Free Republic?

    02/22/2006 1:17:31 PM PST · by holly101 · 377 replies · 15,115+ views
    Vanity | 2-22-06 | Holly101
    This post will probably get pulled, but, I honestly want to know what has happened to Free Republic. In breaking news, some of it will stay there for weeks when it's old news. I used to check here first because you could count on Free Republic having the most "up to date" news than anyone on the net. Now, it's just like some of the other sites where you don't know if what you're reading is today or two weeks ago. Even the quick links at the top are outdated. You can go ahead and get mad but it's still...
  • Bush-bashing on the rise within GOP

    02/15/2006 11:35:32 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 545 replies · 5,979+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 02/13/2006 | Dick Polman
    WASHINGTON — Conservatives love to quote Ronald Reagan at every opportunity, to invoke him as the exemplar of their ideology. But in their winter of discontent, many on the right are breaching Reagan's 11th commandment, which decrees that no Republican shall ever speak ill of another. And the target of their ire is President Bush. At the dawn of a crucial election year — and with all the polls indicating that the Democrats are poised to make gains in the House and Senate — the Bush White House is banking on a big, enthusiastic conservative turnout in November. But that...
  • I need advice--have run out of ideas and my spirit is broken *vanity*

    02/14/2006 4:10:28 PM PST · by nolalakeviewgirl · 237 replies · 3,703+ views
    Please no flames--I am at my wits end and just wanted to see if anyone has any ideas.
  • Farewell to the GOP, for now at least! (Vanity Rant)

    01/23/2006 5:51:10 AM PST · by mr_hammer · 327 replies · 4,982+ views
    6-21-2006 | Mr. Hammer
    Farewell to the GOP, for now at least! January 21, 2006 To: RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman Subject: The return of my 2006 RNC Membership Card It is with deep regret that I find myself writing this letter to you. I did in fact receive my 2006 RNC Membership Card. I will not be renewing my membership and I am returning the card to you. If you care about the why, then please read this entire letter. When I pulled the lever for our current President in the elections of 2000 and 2004, this is what I thought I was voting...
  • Free Speech is a Conservative Issue to ZOT

    01/16/2006 1:41:14 PM PST · by GenX1981 · 88 replies · 1,618+ views
    none ^ | January 16, 2006 | BabyGenX1981
    I am friends with Chrysler813/Lumina813. Both accounts were banned. Chrysler813/Lumina813 is a good man. He's Skitophenic, but a good Lutheran & Conservative man. He is in poverty, so high gas prices frustrated him. He has told me he's sorry he posted what he did about President Bush in September and how he's sad Free Republic banned both his accounts. He, like me, supports everything Bush dose (except President Bush's support of Nasa. We both think they should get rid of nasa & spend the $ on either 1. helping the poor 2. fixing our roads 3. tax cuts for everyone)...
  • Clooney: I ruined Kerry's presidential race

    01/14/2006 5:31:52 PM PST · by wagglebee · 285 replies · 6,355+ views
    Ireland Online ^ | 1/14/06 | Ireland Online
    George Clooney is convinced he ruined John Kerry's chances in the race for US president in 2004 - by snubbing an invitation and hurting his feelings. The Ocean's Twelve actor was one of several screen stars invited to ride on Kerry's election train, but it all went downhill for the Democrat when Clooney stayed away. He recalls: "Kerry asked me to ride on his train - he had a train going cross-country after he was nominated and some actors went on board. I called him and explained that I couldn't do it. I'd hurt him. I'd actually caused him harm...
  • "SINGLE MEN BEWARE"!!!!!

    01/08/2006 7:09:37 AM PST · by Jason from San Antonio · 321 replies · 4,375+ views
    Jason in San Antonio
    If you are single and live in SAN ANTONIO,TX---BEWARE of one greedy, self-centered @#$!$ !! Believe me I know...Back in August of 2002 I was married to "IT". I went to CA to work, sending her $1000.00 a week to pay bills. In December of 2002, she told me we were divorced. I got no notice of divorce papers or even a phone call. She claims she had no idea where i was...Yeah right!! She had some guy living in my house 2wks after I left (I found this out later on..)and he was wearing MY clothes. With my money,...
  • Teacher defends "Santa" remarks (Full, unedited statement)

    12/26/2005 8:11:14 AM PST · by Conservatrix · 778 replies · 12,705+ views
    Lebanon Daily News ^ | 12/23/05 | Theresa R. Farrisi
    To the Editor: "Last week I substituted at a local elementary school in Lebanon County. The lesson plan required me to read the 1882 poem “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore to two classes of students. While I can appreciate the poem for its literary value, the subject matter is offensive to me, and the reading of this poem to the children imposed values upon me which are against my deeply held religious beliefs. I could not in good conscience present the notion of Santa Claus as a truth to the children, and stated so. No public school...
  • MSM "bushwacking" Bush Out of Anger

    12/22/2005 6:23:46 AM PST · by WBL 1952 · 18 replies · 1,143+ views
    In my opinion, most journalists today seem to me to have made lateral career moves from selling used cars into journalism. Watching their antics at WH press briefings; they appear angry and insolent for no reason other than they perceive this WH is not giving them the "respect" they feel they deserve. Pick up any Newspaper and you can almost see the anger at this WH dripping out of articles. The method of operation is take anything President Bush says then run a story with a journalists take on the factual accuracy of what the President said, never mind we...
  • Dan Walters: Governor's tactic of running against Legislature collapsed

    12/19/2005 11:04:06 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 9 replies · 378+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 19, 2005 | Dan Walters
    Every political campaign, be it a contest between two candidates for office or a duel over a ballot measure, is an exercise in definition. Every campaign begins with an assumption that a candidate or cause has an automatic base of friendly voters, and winning hinges on appealing to those who are not automatically committed to one side or the other by defining the terms of the contest. It's Politics 1-A, but Arnold Schwarzenegger flunked in what must be regarded as his single-biggest political blunder. As the governor launched the mother of all California political battles a year ago, he wanted...
  • Who Voted to Surrender? (I'm Calling You OUT!)

    11/22/2005 6:49:41 PM PST · by TheRobb7 · 91 replies · 3,418+ views
    Free Republic Poll ^ | 11-22-05 | TheRobb7
    I saw on the sidebar poll that 5 people voted for our troops to SURRENDER. I'm sure that it must be trolls, but I defy them to ID themselves and to explain WHY... ....IF YOU CAN. "Cowards cut and run, Marines (and REAL Americans NEVER DO.)
  • ZOT!!! Joe Wilson is a Hero (Official Joe Wilson Denigration Thread)

    11/07/2005 5:23:08 AM PST · by johnson.esq · 201 replies · 4,115+ views
    Joe Wilson is a true American hero and a genuine patriot. I will not see his name denigrated any further on this site. Thanks for your cooperation.
  • WELCOME TO SMOKEY BACK ROOM!:)

    03/22/2003 7:04:44 PM PST · by restornu · 195 replies · 2,394+ views
    Hi I Am SmokeyWelcome to my establishment!
  • Alisa just can't keep her mouth shut

    10/22/2005 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 386+ views
    La Queen Sucia ^ | Oct. 19, 2005 | Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    ...I wanted to address the Lifetime series of "The Dirty Girls Social Club" again. First, I should let you all know I haven't heard a peep from anyone at the network since I last posted. I have talked to my co-executive producer, Nely Galan, who talked to an exec at the network who, I am told, told her that they have no problem with me at the repitch meeting. Rather, they just want to meet with everyone but me in order to "bond". Okay. ... Basically, there's a thing that happens in Hollywood. Moneylust. They all want to make money,...
  • It's Amazing... (vanity)

    10/21/2005 5:16:14 PM PDT · by paudio · 30 replies · 629+ views
    oct 21, 05 | me
    It’s amazing to see (some) of us are eagerly waiting for ABA to release their ratings on Miers, while we opposed the use of the ratings on judicial selection before… It’s amazing to see (some) of us are cheering when Bush said he didn’t look at polls… but now we use his low numbers on the polls to persuade him to change his mind… It’s amazing to see (some) of us are okay with 2 Republican Senators demanding documents from WH… while only couple months ago we argued against giving similar documents based on Executive Privilege… It’s amazing to see...