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  • MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Tea Party Express [IX] Rolls Again! [Update #43]

    04/16/2014 9:33:02 AM PDT · by Syncro · 42 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 16, 2014 | Staff
    MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Tea Party Express Rolls Again!Calling all patriots! The Tea Party Express is back for another nationwide tour called "Fighting for Liberty Tour", and we're launching this Saturday April 19th! We are sick and tired of watching the failed policies of Barack Obama and his big-government pals in Congress push this country closer to the brink of financial disaster, all the while blaming and badmouthing conservatives like YOU for their failures. That's why we're excited to go back on the road for our 9th national bus tour with our "Fighting for Liberty Tour".    We are excited to...
  • This Candidate is running to increase liberty- not government Hear Adam Kwasman...

    04/08/2014 10:34:16 PM PDT · by Syncro · 29 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 8, 2014 | Staff
      This Candidate is running to increase liberty- not governmentHear what Adam Kwasman, the U.S. Congressional candidate from Arizona, had to say In this week's "On the Campaign Trail" podcast, we are joined by Adam Kwasman.  Adam discusses his campaign for U.S. Congress in Arizona's 1st district where he hopes to defeat Democrat incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick. Adam Kwasman is an economist and member of the Arizona House of Representatives. Adam was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and has worked as an economist, consulting for financial advisors forecasting how taxes, regulations, and legal framework affect future economic growth. He...
  • You're Invited: D.C. Chapter's Annual Freep of White House Correspondents Dinner 5/03/14

    04/07/2014 6:22:43 PM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies
    Monday, April 7, 2014 | Kristinn
    Jimmy Valentine's brother pays tribute to Doctor Raoul, WHCA Dinner 2013 It's that time of year again when the elite of Washington gather to party at the coolest high school prom for grown ups in the country: the White House Correspondents Dinner.As we have been doing since 1999, FReepers will gather outside to let the media know our opinion of their work.Yours truly, 2013, photo by Stratman1969This FReep is your chance to tell reporters, editors and media executives face to face how their reporting hurts or helps the country. You will also have the chance to tell politicians and politicos...
  • Help Sarah Palin and Jon Stewart Help Veterans

    04/07/2014 4:38:27 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 14 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4-7-2014 | Mark Hemingway
    Help Sarah Palin and Jon Stewart Help Veterans APR 7, 2014 • BY MARK HEMINGWAY As far as political odd couples go, it doesn't get any odder than Sarah Palin and Jon Stewart. However, the two have come together to help veterans and have cut an ad in support of ACP AdvisorNet, which helps vets get jobs. ACP AdvisorNet is an innovative idea -- it's a virtual community service opportunity to assist those who have served by connecting them with business leaders to help jump start their careers.And since it's National Volunteer Week, consider doing your own part to help. By...
  • Prayer request for onyx's husband [Update 204, 289, 379, 422, 504, 671, 729]

    04/05/2014 8:38:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 834 replies
    April 5, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Onyx's husband (DrO) is now in the hospital with heart problems and other serious health issues. Prayer support would be greatly appreciated. Prayers for onyx and DrO on the way, Lord hear our prayers, God bless,
  • Newsbusters: Our Noel Sheppard Passed Away

    03/29/2014 8:28:20 AM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Our Noel Sheppard passed away yesterday (Friday) morning at about 5:00 AM. Say a prayer for the soul of a man we'll all miss professionally, and many, many of us will miss personally as well. Noel was not just a force of nature, he was a very good man. How quickly this all happened. Just two months ago, Noel wrote about suddenly getting cancer at 53 called "Cancer's Ray of Hope." Nine days ago, he wrote us and said he was interested in writing about his "progress" -- and he put "progress" in quotes. We were all wishing for better...
  • Urgent Prayers Needed for RedMDer's Beautiful Wife, Lynn [Update 214 & 269]

    03/28/2014 8:10:53 PM PDT · by onyx · 299 replies
    Free Republic | Friday, March 28, 2014 | onyx
    Our good friend, RedMDer's beautiful wife, Lynn is in ICU at a hospital in Baltimore, MD. Yesterday, the news RedMDer received from two doctors was grim, but today, another wonderful doctor said that he thought her condition was "treatable." PRAISE GOD! According to the note I received from Steve just a little earlier tonight, he thought they might start Lynn on chemo tonight!!! I am not privy to all the details and it's not my business, but please, please, pray for Lynn's complete healing, and add some prayers for RedMDer(Steve) their two, beautiful adult daughters and their two darling...
  • NEW Conservative News channel on Verizon NOW!

    03/24/2014 3:38:04 PM PDT · by Kit cat · 87 replies ^ | 03/24/2014 | Kit Cat
  • New Sheriff in Town: Rich Pezzullo for Senate in New Jersey

    03/16/2014 11:39:54 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 14 replies
    My friend and long-time business associate Rich Pezzullo is running for the GOP nomination for the US Senate from New Jersey. He is a conservative, constitutionalist republican, in line with Tea Party ideals, and will continue to hammer home the same message started by Steve Lonegan in last year's special election. It is VERY important to highlight our candidates, even (and perhaps ESPECIALLY) in deep blue states. Even if their position may be relatively unpopular, they chip away at the leviathan. Steve Lonegan had started the game in the special election last year, and Rich is the best person to...

    03/05/2014 7:44:38 AM PST · by LSUfan · 5 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 5 March 14 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Breitbart News Network will be hosting its second annual national security forum during the Conservative Political Action Conference and will expand the event from a single panel to a full day of events with top conservative leaders. Speakers for the event include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, and Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Trent Franks (R-AZ), and Jim Bridenstine (R-OK).
  • MarkBsnr has passed

    03/01/2014 5:11:20 PM PST · by Mad Dawg · 125 replies
    personal communication | 3/1/14 | Vanity
    With a heavy heart I report that MarkBsnr has gone to his reward. He was learned, intelligent, devout, and a good friend. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for all who mourn at his passing.
  • Join Our New Monthly Donor Drive [FReepathon]!!

    02/28/2014 1:37:41 PM PST · by TheOldLady · 166 replies
    Self | February 28, 2014 | TheOldLady
    Thank you very much, New Monthly Donors and Sponsors!!The New Monthly Donor Count!!Four Rounds of ten New Monthly Donors are Complete!!Thank you very much, Tijeras_Slim and upchuck!!Thank you very much, Owen Kellogg!!The Count for Round 5 is 9!!These FReepers have paid or will pay $10 for each New Monthly Sign-up!!Owen Kellogg has prepaid for Round 5!!Tijeras_Slim has prepaid for Round 6!!Chode will sponsor 5 New Monthly Donors for Round 7!!Little Bill will sponsor Round 8!!WOO HOO!! WE HAVE 49 NEW MONTHLY DONORS SO FAR THIS FREEPATHON!!Including 4 New Dollar-A-Day donors!! WOO HOO!!Who is going to be New Monthly Donor...
  • Our policy on third party or personal fundraising on FR: Don't do it!

    02/27/2014 12:23:42 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 108 replies
    February 27, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Don't do it. Prayer requests are ok, but asking for money is not.</p> <p>There is absolutely no way that we can vet people asking for money on the internet and so our policy is not to allow personal or third party fundraising on FR. Occasionally people do it anyway. And sometimes good Samaritans get burned. People are not always who they seem to be. Beware of who you send money or personal information to (real names, phone numbers, address, email address, checking account numbers, etc).</p>
  • RLC Endorses Col. Rob Maness for U.S. Senate in Louisiana

    02/21/2014 11:10:49 PM PST · by chemicalman · 45 replies
    Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 02/14/2014 | Laura Ebke
    MADISONVILLE, LA - The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has unanimously endorsed Col. Rob Maness (ret.) in the Louisiana race for United States Senate. "We're pleased that Colonel Maness is willing to continue his service to our country with his candidacy for the U.S. Senate," said RLC National Chair Matt Nye. "The Colonel is dedicated to restoring the individual rights of Americans. This is no small task with the unprecedented overreach we’re seeing by a federal government that infringes on our rights and interferes in our lives in ways that would shock the founders of this country."
  • The GOPe RINOS are starting to believe that grassroots tea party conservatives are their enemy

    02/21/2014 10:26:21 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 110 replies
    February 21, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    The GOPe RINOS and their enablers are starting to believe that grassroots tea party conservatives are their enemy. And they might even be right for a change. So how are they going to combat that? Why, by moving even farther to the left, of course. Would never occur to these yahoos to even try to stand on principle and lock-in the grassroots conservative vote. Our representatives are permanently out to lunch. What do you think? Should we moderate our stance or soften our positions on abortion? Homo marriage? Gun control? Amnesty? Border security? National security? Commie health care? Big government?...

    02/19/2014 3:02:08 PM PST · by calypgin · 13 replies
    Day of Resistance Tulsa ^ | February 19, 2014 | calypgin
    News Release: February 18, 2014 GRASSROOTS GROUPS TO "RALLY FOR LIBERTY" Several grassroots groups are set to gather on a large scale to "Rally for Liberty" against what is seen as growing Tyranny in America. On Sunday, February 23, Day of Resistance Tulsa will host the Rally at the Green Country Event Center, 12000 E. 31st St., Tulsa, 1:00-4:00pm. For generations politicians, Republicans and Democrats, and unelected bureaucrats have been passing unconstitutional laws, but the last few decades these laws have become increasingly intrusive on our personal freedoms. We are now spied on in our homes, on the internet, on...
  • ABC’s '14 For 14' Hot Seat: Meet Mary Landrieu’s Tea Party Challenger Rob Maness

    02/18/2014 3:30:57 AM PST · by chemicalman · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/15/2014 | JORDYN PHELPS
    "This week, ABC News asked me if I would vote for Mitch McConnell for Republican Leader of the Senate. My answer was easy - no."
  • Idaho gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher to speak in Post Falls TONIGHT

    02/17/2014 4:48:19 PM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 2 replies
    2/17/2014 | Vanity
    Idaho GOP gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher is speaking this evening from 6 - 7:30 PM at the Garden Plaza retirement facility on Mullan Ave. in Post Falls. Fulcher is currently an Idaho state senator from Meridian which is down near Boise. He is a consistent conservative who has stood up to RINO Gov. Butch Otter many times. North Idahoans should try to get to this event as his candidacy gains steam.
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Tea Party Express Endorses Katrina Pierson U.S. Congress in Texas' 32nd District

    02/07/2014 11:54:54 AM PST · by Syncro · 30 replies
    Tea Party Express | February 5, 2014 | Amy Kremer
    ANNOUNCEMENT: Tea Party Express Endorses Katrina Pierson for U.S. Congress in Texas' 32nd District Tea Party Express, the nation's largest Tea Party political action committee, is proud to announce another endorsement of the 2014 election year. At this very moment, Tea Party Express is holding press conferences throughout the Dallas, Texas area to endorse Tea Party activist Katrina Pierson for U.S. Congress in Texas' 32nd Distrct. She is the kind of promising conservative leader that is desperately needed in Washington, D.C.   Tea Party Express chairman Amy Kremer speaking at today's press conference to endorse Katrina Pierson for U.S....
  • Cornyn Challenger Dwayne Stovall Gets a Tea Party Endorsement [U.S. Senate Race-Texas]

    02/06/2014 7:36:24 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 56 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | February 6, 2014 | Nick Swartsell
    WASHINGTON– [Texas] Republican Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall has garnered an endorsement from Grassroots America– We the People, a statewide tea party group based in Tyler. The endorsement buttresses Stovall’s recent claims that he’s the tea party favorite against Sen. John Cornyn. “As far as we’re concerned, [Stovall's] the only viable candidate in the race,” said JoAnn Fleming, executive director of Grassroots America. “We didn’t even consider Steve Stockman because of his record of being less than honest with the media about his campaign finances. We also don’t feel he has the temperament.” The group has expressed a marked lack of...
  • ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL With Tea Party Express (SC Richard Cash Podcast)

    02/04/2014 4:01:50 PM PST · by Syncro · 6 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Feb 4, 2014 | Staff/Richard Cash
      This Candidate Fights for His ConvictionsHear what Richard Cash, the U.S. Senate candidate from South Carolina, had to say In this week's "On the Campaign Trail" podcast, we are joined by Richard Cash. Richard discusses his campaign for the U.S. Senate in South Carolina where he hopes to replace Republican incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham. Cash's story includes being married for over 28 years, a proud father of eight children, a corporate computer analyst, a full time pro-life missionary, a volunteer youth coach and athletic director, and the founder and owner of two small businesses. In this Podcast, he...
  • FR is pro-God, pro-Life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-limited government. Period!!

    02/03/2014 11:43:22 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 182 replies
    February 3, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    FR is pro-God, pro-Life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-limited government and will remain that way. Regardless of any consequences!! You're either with us on this or against us. Moderation is not the solution, it is the problem!! We do not surrender, we do not retreat, we do not negotiate or compromise on our unalienable rights to Life and Liberty or our sovereignty!! Karl Rove and the GOP-e moderates and all like them can KMA!! You cannot moderate evil, you fight it!!

    01/31/2014 9:42:25 PM PST · by The Duke · 70 replies
    self ^ | Feb 1, 2014 | self
    Hi All, This posting is to announce the publication of my new book "When There is No FEMA - Survival for Normal People in (Very) Abnormal Times". Before posting this I coordinated with JimRob to receive guidance on how to do this properly. This professional, textbook-quality, 500+ page book represents the culmination of 3 years of painstaking research and authorship, and is intended to be the definitive reference for anyone interested in modern day disaster preparedness. Topics covered include: Disaster Planning Bugging in and bugging out Emergency food and water Emergency fuel and power Raising small livestock (chickens, rabbits, etc.)...
  • Virginians! Join the petition to remove Attorney Mark Herring from office for dereliction of duty

    01/26/2014 12:28:43 PM PST · by Teófilo · 14 replies ^ | 26 June 2014 | TDJ
    Virginia's Attorney General Mark Herring recently stated his office will not defend the Commonwealth's Constitutional definition of marriage as solely between one man and one woman, approved by general referendum in 2006. By doing so, Attorney General Herring is in violation of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia - which provides for mechanisms to amend the Constitution by popular vote - an action that shows contempt for the will of the people of our Commonwealth by circumventing the people's will through legal maneuvering. Therefore, Attorney General Mark Herring demonstrated he is unfit for the office of Attorney General and...
  • Hey! There's This Site Called Free Republic! - NMD FReepathon

    01/24/2014 8:50:45 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 106 replies
    Free Republic ^ | January 24, 2014 | DJMacWoW
    Have you heard Of Free Republic? It's Donor supported and they're looking for New Monthly Donors. Free Republic is a Conservative, God loving, America supporting site that believes in the Constitution as the Founding Fathers wrote it. FR is also a grassroots activist site that exposes socialism and shines a light on government corruption. But Free Republic has no rich sponsors or advertising. Those who use it pay it's bills. We need everyone to pitch in and donate. Ideally, we need faithful monthly donors. Free Republic has 12 New Monthly Donors this quarter. There are generous FReepers sponsoring monthly donors...
  • Senator Mike Lee to deliver Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union

    01/22/2014 12:48:03 PM PST · by Syncro · 77 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Jan 22, 2014 | Staff
    Senator Mike Lee to deliver Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union We have some great news to share with you!  Tea Party Express, the nation's largest Tea Party political action committee, will host the official Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union Address directly following the Republican response. Senator Mike Lee will deliver the Tea Party response at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and will focus on issues that are important and unique to you and me. Senator Mike Lee to deliver the official Tea Party response to the State...
  • * IN MEMORIAM DAVID SWENINGSEN * FReeper Bruinbirdman aka bbm dead at 66

    01/16/2014 10:41:42 PM PST · by Cincinna · 99 replies
    Boulder City Review ^ | January 17, 2014 | Cincinna
    ~* IN MEMORIAM DAVID SWENINGSEN *~ Long time FReeper "Bruinbirdman", aka bbm. David Keith Sweningsen, passed away on June 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. bbm was a veteran and a patriot, and a prolific poster on Free Republic. Please post your memories of Bruinbirdman on this thread. He was a long time donor to Free Republic, and I'm sure any donation, large or small in his name would be greatly appreciated. May he rest in peace. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Cincinna from the obituary: Dave Sweningsen, 66, beloved son, brother and uncle, of Boulder City, passed...
  • Donating Monthly is the Ideal way to Reliably support FR [FReepathon]

    01/16/2014 5:01:37 PM PST · by RedMDer · 87 replies
    01/16/2014 | Self
    Our 1st Quarter New Monthly Donor Campaign is underway! Several very Generous FReepers have Sponsored $10 each for each New Monthly Donor knowing that Donating Monthly is the Ideal way to Reliably support FR! We seem to be stuck at Six New Monthly Donors so far. If you are a Monthly Donor or Dollar a Day donor, please let Jim know and we can add your name to the "Monthly Donor Club Roster" and "Dollar a Day Club Roster!" If you are a not yet a Monthly Donor or Dollar a Day donor, please reconsider. It is the Ideal...
  • Our 1st Quarter New Monthly Donor and 300 Club Campaigns are underway![FReepathon]

    01/11/2014 5:12:56 PM PST · by RedMDer · 73 replies
    1/11/2014 | RedMDer
    Our 1st Quarter New Monthly Donor and 300 Club Campaigns are underway! Several very Generous FReepers have Sponsored $10 each for each New Monthly Donor knowing that Donating Monthly is the Ideal way to Reliably support FR! Five FReeper-Patriots are now New Monthly Donors. If you are a Monthly Donor or Dollar a Day donor, please let Jim know and we can add your name to the "Monthly Donor Club Roster" and "Dollar a Day Club Roster!" We also have thirty three donations this quarter of $100 or more!! FR is looking for 300 loyal FReepers to donate $100...
  • South Carolina Tea Party Convention Jan 18, 2014

    01/05/2014 5:23:45 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 22 replies
    South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention ^ | 01/01/2014 | South Carolina Tea Party
    2014 SCTPC Convention Press Release Constitutional Compliance in Government South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention 2014 Election Kick-Off & Constitutional Compliance in Government Myrtle Beach, SC: The purpose of the SCTPC Convention has always been to provide a truthful examination, by the top experts across the country, of the crises threatening this nation, announced Joe Dugan, Convention Executive Producer. Where: Springmaid Beach Resort, 3200 South Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Convention Dates: January 18 at 3pm –through January 20, 2014 at 5pm Expected attendance: 600+ Grassroots/Tea Party activists National Broadcast audience: Breitbart News Network and other major news media...
  • Mark Levin Scheduled for C-Span2's "In-Depth" Today at Noon (& Midnight) EST

    01/04/2014 10:03:21 PM PST · by Intolerant in NJ · 41 replies
    C-Span2 Book TV ^ | 5 January, 2014 | Live Feed
    Mark Levin is the scheduled guest on this month's "In-Depth" on C-Span2 today, Sunday January 5th at noon EST. The program will give Mr. Levin three hours of TV/air time to discuss his philosophy and books and to respond to viewers' comments and questions. Live and unrehearsed - should be fun.
  • Letter From Afghanistan

    12/25/2013 7:48:31 AM PST · by concretebob · 9 replies
    Susan Katz Keating ^ | 12/25/2013 | Chad Longell
    Some of you may not know that Cooking With the Troops has a deeply personal stake in this war. Our own President, otherwise known as Dear Chadwick, is deployed to Afghanistan. Tonight Chad sent a note from the front. I share it here, with his permission. Take it away, Chad: My dearest friends and family, Greetings from Afghanistan! I want to wish you all a blessed and joy filled Merry Christmas!!! Tonight we celebrate the night where hope gave birth to faith! I will never forget my first Christmas away from home. It was Baghdad 2009, where the main hall...
  • Happy 377th Birthday, Army National Guard

    12/13/2013 2:57:35 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 17 replies
    Heritage ^ | December 13, 2013 | Clark Irvine
    Created by the members of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636 to defend the earliest American community, the Army National Guard celebrates its 377th birthday today. Originally a militia group made up of all able-bodied colonists over the age of 16, the National Guard in its current form wasn’t created until 1916. Its citizen-soldier members have fought and died in every major American conflict since 1637. National Guard units have been essential to the war effort for the past 12 years in both Iraq and Afghanistan, while also answering the call to duty in local and state communities across the...
  • Passing of long time Freeper Krodg

    12/04/2013 6:04:13 PM PST · by mystery-ak · 44 replies
    Briefing Room ^ | Dec. 4, 2013 | mystery-ak
    Just wanted to let everyone know that Krodg/Queen long time member passed away early this morning....she is survived by her husband, children and many grandchildren...please pray for all of them in this time of sadness.
  • Prayers Requested: ThreePuttinDude

    12/03/2013 9:34:36 AM PST · by StarCMC · 117 replies
    self | StarCMC
    Prayers RequestedFrom kacres as received from the step-daughter of ThreePuttinDude..."In late September/early October, he was diagnosed with metastatic liver cancer. As of yesterday, my Mom was told that his liver is failing, and they can't seem to get his electrolytes corrected (potassium too high, ammonia level is too high, calcium is too high, and sodium is too low), which could be what is causing his awful confusion. There is talk about bringing hospice in, but the oncologist is hoping to start him on radiation therapy, since it seemed the chemo drug may have caused too many side effects."  ...
  • Tom Hoefling announces 2014 Republican bid for Iowa Governor

    12/01/2013 10:01:36 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 24 replies
    For Immediate Release Contact: December 2, 2013 Tom Hoefling of Lohrville today announced his intention to enter the 2014 Republican primary race against incumbent Governor Terry Branstad. Hoefling, the long-time conservative activist and organizer, enters the campaign as an anti-establishment outsider, having spent the last six years outside the GOP as a registered independent, and as the founder and chairman of the national America’s Party. On the campaign’s newly-renovated website (, he says: “The Branstad era in Iowa is coming to an end soon. There is little doubt about that. The only real question is where we will choose...
  • Unabashed Vanity - My son just received his acceptance letter to Hillsdale College

    11/30/2013 2:48:01 PM PST · by Damifino · 76 replies
    Damifino | 11/30/2013 | Damifino
    Our family is very proud and excited about our son's early decision acceptance to Hillsdale College to attend in the fall of next year. He's also earned a nice academic merit scholarship that we desperately need. We'll figure out how to pay for the rest of it. Couldn't be prouder or more hopeful about his future.
  • Please Help

    11/29/2013 8:10:23 PM PST · by patriciamary · 84 replies
    Sorry, this is not the right thread,but I rarely post.But,I really need help.I always find fellow freepers not only intelligence but very caring.My husband had his third stroke three weeks ago at age 5.He worked all his life for every we have,he was self employed. All our savings have gone to hospital bills & living expenses. I was a stay at home mom,& for the past few years have been his caregiver,but I must find a job in order not to lose my home for my children. I need advice on what I should do.Is there a career that pays...
  • Sad news. FReeper fatrat has passed away.

    11/22/2013 9:22:09 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 74 replies
    <p>Received word from his son yesterday that FReeper fatrat has passed away. His son said his father loved FR. He was a Vietnam vet and patriot.</p>
  • The COS Project Timeline: Phase One (Convention of States)

    11/19/2013 3:28:33 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 24 replies
    Convention of States ^ | November 19th 2013 | Anne Reiner
    The Convention of States email account has been flooded with inquiries about our projected timeline: “How many states have applied?” “When will the convention happen?” “We need this now!” We love these questions, but we’d like our volunteers to understand something first: this is not a get-rich-quick scheme. The Convention of States Project is following a carefully planned process, and each step must be given an appropriate amount of attention. The state legislatures have to be in session, our applications needs to be sponsored, and we need volunteer leadership in every key state. This doesn’t mean we’ll sit around spinning...
  • Slain Staten Island Soldier Honored by Polish Armed Forces for Bravery

    11/14/2013 6:10:24 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 18 replies
    NBC 4 - New York ^ | November 12, 2013 | staff
    A slain Staten Island soldier was honored at the Polish consulate in Manhattan Tuesday for his heroic actions during an insurgent attack in Afghanistan in August. Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis, 24, was killed on Forward Operating Base Ghazni in eastern Afghanistan on Aug. 28. When a car bomb exploded near the base and insurgents began attacking, Ollis first accounted for his men and then ran towards the site of the blast and sound of gunfire, according to Polish military officials. During the fighting, Ollis stepped between a Polish officer, Lt. Karol Cierpica, and a suicide bomb-laden insurgent, protecting the officer...
  • Convention of States Handbook (Handbook Version 2.0 is Here!)

    11/13/2013 2:16:09 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 39 replies
    Convention of States ^ | November 13th, 2013 | COS Project Team
    This is not a partisan issue. Washington, D.C., will never voluntarily relinquish meaningful power—no matter who is elected. The only rational conclusion is this: unless some political force outside of Washington, D.C., intervenes, the federal government will continue to bankrupt this nation, embezzle the legitimate authority of the states, and destroy the liberty of the people. Rather than securing the blessings of liberty for future generations, Washington, D.C., is on a path that will enslave our children and grandchildren to the debts of the past. We believe our strategy gives us an almost-certain chance of success. Two goals separate our...
  • 238th Marine Corps birthday message:Enduring Fortitude, Unfailing Valor. [video]

    11/10/2013 7:50:34 AM PST · by RedMDer · 28 replies
    238th Marine Corps birthday message:Enduring Fortitude, Unfailing Valor. [video] The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen James F. Amos, and the SgtMaj of the Marine Corps, SgtMaj Micheal P. Barrett, speak to Marines and Sailors about the timeless Marine qualities of courage and perseverance by looking back on the landing on Tarawa in WWII, the Battle of Hue City during Vietnam, and crossing the berm into Iraq during the War on Terror. Marine determination, grit and valor make the Corps the ready force America relies on in times of crisis.
  • Indiana Statute Governing Delegates to Article V Amendment Convention

    11/07/2013 4:25:27 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 18 replies
    Indiana Senate ^ | July 1st, 2013
    Duties of Article V convention delegates. Describes the duties of delegates and alternate delegates to a convention called under Article V of the Constitution of the United States.Provides that a vote cast by a delegate or an alternate delegate that is outside the scope of the instructions given by the general assembly is void. Provides that a delegate or alternate delegate who votes or attempts to vote outside the scope of the instructions given by the general assembly forfeits the delegate's appointment by virtue of that vote or attempt to vote. Provides that the call by the general assembly for...
  • Indiana Senate Leader Working Toward U.S. Constitutional Convention

    11/07/2013 3:03:07 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 107 replies
    NWI Politics ^ | October 26th, 2013 | Dan Carden
    INDIANAPOLIS - The leader of the Indiana Senate has invited lawmakers from every state to join him Dec. 7 at Mount Vernon, George Washington's Virginia home, to discuss the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, asks in a letter written to fellow legislative leaders that each state send a bipartisan group of three delegates to the "Mount Vernon Assembly." He said the meeting will lay the groundwork for a Convention of the States that would, when established by Congress, propose amendments to change various provisions of the Constitution. "The authors of...
  • FReep TED CRUZ? "Tonight Show" STUDIO AUDIENCE: Friday, 11/8/13 - Join the L.A. Chapter in BURBANK!

    10/31/2013 8:24:39 PM PDT · by RonDog · 110 replies
    If you can get to Burbank on Friday (11/8)YOU ARE INVITEDto join us the in the STUDIO AUDIENCE of the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno"to show your support forSenator TED CRUZ Note: The L.A. Chapter has a PROVEN TRACK RECORD at getting into this particular venue. ;) If you will let us know that you will be coming, and if you can get there in time - we will get you in. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be making his first late-night appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" when he visits on Friday, Nov. 8. The show...
  • General David Petraeus to speak in Newburgh, NY on October 31st

    10/27/2013 1:09:21 PM PDT · by ventana · 24 replies
    The Times Herald Record ^ | October 27, 2013 | Newburgh Armory Unity Center
    Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus will be the guest of honor at 11 a.m. Oct. 31 at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center at 321 S. William St. Petraeus is a "hometown boy" from Cornwall that former congressman Ben Gilman takes pride in being the official who appointed to West Point, where he became an honor graduate. After his military career, Petraeus served as director of the CIA. His visit is hosted by a group of business leaders led by philanthropist Bill Kaplan, who is a friend of the general and proud of his service to our nation. The public is...
  • Twenty-Six States Pave the Road to Freedom

    10/27/2013 3:07:35 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 82 replies
    Convention of States ^ | October 24th 2013 | Laura Fleming
    In early September, the Convention of States Project began searching the country for citizens who recognized the brokenness of D.C. and were ready to be a part of the solution. Since the release of its Volunteer Leadership Application, the Grassroots Team has reviewed hundreds of names. Each application highlights a common desire to serve the nation and defend its freedoms for future generations. We are excited to announce that twenty-six states now have active leadership in place. One recently-appointed leader explained, “I don’t want to take the chance of sitting aside thinking that perhaps someone else will jump in and...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund endorses Matt Bevin for U.S. Senate in Kentucky

    10/22/2013 8:46:11 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 18 replies
    Email | 22OCT2013 | Senate Conservatives Fund
    Matt Bevin’s Senate Conservatives Fund fundraising webpage. ($127.2K raised so far. Goal is $200K.) Received this email from the SCF this morning: SCF endorses Matt Bevin for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. SCF Senate Update Fellow Conservatives: U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Republican Leader, has a liberal record and he refuses to fight for our principles. It’s time to replace him with a true conservative. We have done everything possible to encourage him to stand up for our values, but he won’t listen. Mitch McConnell has cut deals with the Democrats to increase the debt limit, raise taxes, and fund...

    10/13/2013 8:34:49 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 49 replies
    13 Oct 2013 | US Navy Vet
    Happy 238 Years US Navy!