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  • The Religious Right Is Right to Be Scared: Christianity Is Dying in America (Barf alert)

    12/27/2015 9:00:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 75 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 26 Dec 15 | Jay Michaelson - LGBT Activist
    <p>Among the Christian Right, and most Republican presidential candidates, it’s now an article of faith that the United States is persecuting Christians and Christian-owned businesses—that religion itself is under attack.</p> <p>Why has this bizarre myth that Christianity is under assault in the most religious developed country on Earth been so successful? Because, in a way, it’s true. American Christianity is in decline—not because of a “war on faith” but because of a host of demographic and social trends. The gays and liberals are just scapegoats.</p>
  • Top Green Beret Officer Forced to Resign Over Affair With WaPo Reporter

    06/25/2014 12:38:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 117 replies
    A legendary Special Forces commander was quietly forced to leave the U.S. Army after he admitted to a love affair with a Washington Post war correspondent, who quit her job to secretly live with him for almost a year in one of the most dangerous combat outposts in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Special Operations Command never publicly disclosed that highly-decorated Green Beret Major Jim Gant was relieved of command at the end of a harrowing 22 months in combat in March 2012. His commanders charged in confidential files that he had "indulged in a self-created fantasy world" of booze, pain pills...
  • Sources: Dennis Hopper Rushed to Emergency Room in New York

    09/30/2009 12:15:08 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 105 replies · 6,052+ views
    <p>Actor Dennis Hopper is in critical condition after suffering a massive heart attack in NYC this afternoon....</p>
  • To Set The Record Straight

    01/24/2008 8:56:32 PM PST · by The Shrew · 14 replies · 626+ views ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2008 | Henry Mark Holzer
    If John Kerry had been elected President of the United States in November 2004, especially with the incoming majority Democrat Congress, it is highly likely that Iraq would be in the midst of a civil war, Irans regional influence would have increased, Israel would be in more jeopardy than it is now, two Supreme Court seats would be occupied by clones of John Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg instead of by John Roberts and Samuel Alito, judicial decisions would have given even more rights to enemy combatants, domestic entitlements and earmarks would have skyrocketed, the Bush tax cuts would be...
  • Lieberman Pleads For Unity Against `Barbarians'

    09/16/2006 4:32:30 AM PDT · by rightgrafix · 40 replies · 1,318+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | September 16, 2006 | By MARK PAZNIOKAS, Courant Staff Writer
    FAIRFIELD -- Using apocalyptic imagery of civilization lost, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman blamed politics Friday for undermining the war on terror and leaving the U.S. vulnerable to "barbarians at our gates." The U.S. faces a patient and ruthless enemy in Islamic extremists, an enemy that "threatens not just America, but all of civilization," Lieberman said in a national security speech at Fairfield University. "We remain too divided as a nation, and in Washington, spend too much time fighting each other rather than coming together to make our country safer," Lieberman said. "At stake is the kind of world we will...
  • MORFORD: Which Way To The Apocalypse?

    06/09/2006 7:46:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 474+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/9/6 | Mark Morford
    When all the fanatical Christians disappear, will traffic finally improve? Wait, did I miss it? Did it happen three days ago, on 6-6-06, a.k.a. Tea Time with the Beast, a.k.a. the Great Day of Reckoning, a.k.a. the National Day of Slayer, all the world crashing down in a heap of hissing steam and belching smoke and balmy gusty breezes sometime around noon just after lunch but not before rush hour and hitting right around siesta? I might have been napping. Did the Apocalypse finally hit? Did the deep wish of roughly a half-billion zealous believers come to pass and were...
  • A deadline ignored

    04/28/2006 1:56:12 AM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies · 445+ views
    The Times of Malta ^ | 28APR06 | The Times of Malta
    The formal call made by the Security Council on Iran to suspend all uranium enrichment activities and to reconsider its decision to reconstruct a heavy water reactor, which would give Iran access to plutonium, has fallen on deaf Iranian ears. The Council had also declared that "non-compliance" could lead to consequences that were not spelt out at the time. The International Atomic Energy Agency will today formally report to the Security Council on whether Teheran has complied with its demands. Iran has not only cocked a snook at the Security Council. Its maverick President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has since declared his...
  • Local Politics: My Two Cents on Iranian Nuclear Ambitions

    01/19/2006 9:28:02 PM PST · by Natty · 12 replies · 277+ views
    Spare Change | January 20, 2006 | David Aland
    Local Politics My Two Cents on Iranian Nuclear Ambitions By David J. Aland [20 January 2006] All politics is local. proclaimed Tip ONiell. While that is certainly an instructive point of view, Im not entirely sure that I fully believe it. After all, that would suggest that all political activity is merely a competition between competing parochialisms, a sort of Dueling NIMBYs, and something far less than the writings of our Founders indicate they had in mind. Hamilton, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, and many others saw the political process as a collaborative event, in which shared goals and visions were critically...
  • The Official FR "I Am Panicking and I Want You To Panic, Too" Thread (Vanity)

    11/01/2004 9:16:10 AM PST · by Howlin · 550 replies · 7,938+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 1, 2004
    Let's let all the Freeper who are panicking use THIS thread so they won't be cluttering up the OTHER THREADS.
  • FBI Files, John Kerry, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, read it here, over 40 links.

    10/26/2004 5:18:15 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 30 replies · 2,238+ views
    FBI Files on Vietnam Veterans Against the War VVAW and John Kerry | Late 1971 - early 1972- November 1971 | FBI files concerning VVAW and John Kerry
    VVAW, FBI files and John Kerry, What I have found 1. On September 30, 1971, Robert Malone, Chief of Police, University of Nevada, advised Kerrys speech at the University was sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, and that he was paid $1,200.00, including expenses for his appearance. Kerry is paid for VVAW speeches, pg 25 2. VVAW pickets restaurant because owner refuses to serve long haired, barefoot and dirty veterans in his place of business. It is also noted that the organization encourages the use of narcotics. VVAW pickets restaurant, pg 28-29 3. VVAW distributes literature...
  • Why the Red Sox will win it all! A Reaffirmation!

    10/21/2004 5:23:17 AM PDT · by Shortwave · 37 replies · 2,149+ views
  • Why the Red Sox will win it all!

    10/08/2004 11:22:51 AM PDT · by Shortwave · 108 replies · 3,492+ views

    10/04/2004 5:54:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,357+ views
    There are many similarities between the fictional Manchurian Candidate, Sergeant Raymond Shaw, who returns to America after the Korean War with a Medal of Honor, and John F Kerry. In the original 1962 movie-THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, not the recent politically correct version of the movie, the communists in the Korean War capture an American infantry platoon and subject them to intense brainwashing techniques. One of the patrol members, Sergeant Shaw, played by Harvey, is a carefully programmed sleeper agent, brainwashed to go back to America to kill the future President of the United States....
  • Godzilla vs. the 'Blogosphere' (by the InstaPundit, Swift Boat vets)

    09/01/2004 5:44:02 AM PDT · by OESY · 10 replies · 684+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 1, 2004 | GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS
    ...The election coverage from Big Media has been unusually partisan this time around. As Newsweek's Evan Thomas famously remarked: "Let's talk a little media bias here. The media, I think, wants Kerry to win... that's going to be worth maybe 15 points." ...Mr. Kerry, as even many Dems are admitting, is a weak candidate. But the big media advantage doesn't seem to have turned out to be as big as some thought. ...In a Boston Herald ...Mr. Kerry wrote: "On more than one occasion, I, like Martin Sheen in 'Apocalypse Now,' took my patrol boat into Cambodia...." But the story...
  • John Kerry's "Apocalypse Now" fantasy in Cambodia. Great scan of 1979 newpaper article.

    08/12/2004 6:16:56 AM PDT · by dennisw · 146 replies · 27,540+ views
    1979 | boston herald
    Posted by MeekOneGop:John Kerry wrote his Review for "Apocalypse Now" on Oct 14, 1979 in the Boston Herald.The key words in this scan are on page two--->JOHN KERRY: "On more than one occasion, I like Martin Sheen in "Apocalypse Now," took my patrol boat into Cambodia. In fact I remember spending Christmas Eve of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian border being shot at by our South Vietnamese allies who were drunk and celebrating Christmas. The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops...
  • Kerry's Cambodia Claims Scrutinized (On Drudge)

    08/10/2004 9:31:59 AM PDT · by cyncooper · 98 replies · 13,265+ views ^ | August 10, 2004
    WASHINGTON Part of John Kerry's (search) strategy in his White House bid is to play up his military service in Vietnam, but a group of veterans is challenging the Democratic presidential nominee's story. ~In an Oct. 14, 1979, letter to the editor of the Boston Herald, Kerry wrote: "I remember spending Christmas Eve of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian borde being shot at by our South Vietnamese allies who were drunk and celebrating Christmas. The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops was...
  • Brothers Band Together Against Kerry

    08/11/2004 8:54:06 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 60 replies · 2,558+ views ^ | August 11, 2004 | Ann Coulter
    Democrats haven't been this upset about an American engaging in free speech since Juanita Broaddrick opened her yap. Two hundred fifty-four Swift Boat Veterans have signed a letter saying John Kerry is not fit to be commander in chief, a point developed in some detail in the blockbuster new book by John O'Neill, aptly titled "Unfit for Command." At the 2003 reunion of Swift Boat Veterans, about 300 men showed up: 85 percent of them think Kerry is unfit to be president. (On the bright side, Kerry was voted, in absentia, "Most Likely to Run for President on His Phony...
  • KERRY/CAMBODIA UPDATE (Kerry draws parallels to Apocalypse Now in story)

    08/11/2004 12:02:30 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 227 replies · 7,985+ views
    Instapundit ^ | Glenn Reynolds
    KERRY/CAMBODIA UPDATE: I promised a while back to see if I could get a look at the Boston Herald story -- where Kerry says he remembers spending Christmas, 1968 in Cambodia and hearing President Nixon deny that troops were there -- in original form. The quote's genuine, and here's an image. Sorry it's a bit hard to read: it's a scan of a fax of a photocopy of a microfilm, sent to me by a helpful reader who works at the Herald. But what's really interesting is the context -- see the full scan here -- which is all about...
  • Marlon Brando: Actor & Anti-Actor

    08/10/2004 9:45:36 AM PDT · by mrustow · 7 replies · 768+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 10 August 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Marlon Brando may have possessed the greatest talent of any American actor of the past 100 years, but for most of his career, he wasted that talent. Charley Malloy: Look, kid, I -- how much you weigh, son? When you weighed one hundred and sixty-eight pounds you were beautiful. You coulda been another Billy Conn, and that skunk we got you for a manager, he brought you along too fast. Terry Malloy: It wasn't him, Charley, it was you. Remember that night in the Garden you came down to my dressing room and you said, "Kid, this ain't your night....
  • Spooky Coincidence in CA Gov. Ballot's Random Letter Assignment(ends with 'FL')

    08/11/2003 6:06:33 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 81 replies · 279+ views
    Another Free Republic Thread ^ | 8/11/03 | A. Cheeselover
    Ok, check this out. CA today did a random drawing of letters to determine the order of names on the ballot. Outlined in detail the thread in the above source. In post#38, Freeper BushCountry noted the wierdest thing, that this completely random drawing process ended up with F and L being the last 2 letters. Here is the entire order resulting from a random drawing of lettered balls(like in a lottery drawing): 1-R 2-W 3-Q 4-O 5-J 6-M 7-V 8-A 9-H 10-B 11-S 12-G 13-Z 14-X 15-N 16-T 17-C 18-I 19-E 20-K 21-U 22-P 23-D 24-Y 25-F 26-L
  • The Apocalypse Is At Hand (...severe vanity)

    08/03/2003 9:38:35 PM PDT · by section9 · 92 replies · 1,146+ views
    AnimeNewsNetwork ^ | Monday, August 4th, 2003 | Me, the Depressed; resigned to the bitter fate of humanity....
    Well, folks, it looks as if the End is At Hand, or a Hillary Presidency at the very least. Yes, It has finally come to pass. Those of use who are witness to the agony of live action costume contests at anime conventions feared that this might happen. Live action Sailor Moon. Ritual suicide is in order. And to think, I was foolish enough to believe that Western Civilization had a chance.....
  • 'Apocalypse Now' Music Fires Up U.S. Troops for Raid (Reuters Alert!)

    06/21/2003 1:10:38 PM PDT · by dixiechick2000 · 101 replies · 823+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Jun 21, 2003 | Alistair Lyon
    'Apocalypse Now' Music Fires Up U.S. Troops for Raid By Alistair Lyon BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. troops psyched up on a bizarre musical reprise from Vietnam war film "Apocalypse Now" before crashing into Iraqi homes to hunt gunmen on Saturday, as Shi'ite Muslims rallied against the U.S. occupation of Iraq (news - web sites). With the strains of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" still ringing in their ears and the clatter of helicopters overhead, soldiers rammed vehicles into metal gates and hundreds of troops raided houses in the western city of Ramadi after sunrise as part of a drive to...
  • 7th Cavalry inflicts heavy casualties in running battle (Awesome Read!)

    03/26/2003 6:06:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies · 328+ views
    USA Today ^ | 3/26/03 | Sean D. Naylor, Army Times
    <p>EAST BANK OF THE EUPHRATES RIVER, Iraq Capt. Clay Lyle's voice on the radio gave no hint of the violence that was about to erupt.</p> <p>"We're in contact," Lyle said calmly.</p> <p>The fighting began at 8:30 p.m. Monday local time (12:30 p.m. ET Monday) when about 200 Iraqi troops ambushed the 500-vehicle convoy at night along the western bank of the Euphrates.</p>
  • Once more, Colonel Kilgore smells victory

    03/01/2003 7:12:52 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 21 replies · 198+ views
    The Age ^ | March 2, 2003 | Roger Franklin
    The war in Iraq is not weeks or even days away - it is already underway according to one former intelligence operative. "If you write about this, just call me Colonel Kilgore," said the man with the killer smile. "There's so much disinformation about Iraq and what's going down over there, let's stick to standard military procedure."And then he flashed that lethal grin again. "You know Colonel Kilgore," he said, enjoying his own jest, "that Air-Cav asshole in Apocalypse Now." He was talking about the Robert Duval character who was crazy for surfing and the Ride of the Valkyries, the...
  • Do ZOTS support the use of terror?

    02/07/2003 9:42:29 PM PST · by GreyscaleImage · 67 replies · 394+ views
    Do you support the use of terror? I ask you because terror is a weapon of war. Terror was a weapon used in World War II, in the firebombing of Dresden; terror was a weapon described in the Iliad, when Achilleus dragged his slain enemy Hektor around the walls of the city of Troy. For as long as men have known how to make war, terror has been a weapon of war. Our current administration is preparing to make war upon the nation of Iraq. We may assume that this administration makes its preparations with the full knowledge and understanding...
  • Things are not as bad as they seem . . . They are Worse, Much Worse

    01/16/2003 4:10:07 PM PST · by Cicero · 50 replies · 790+ views
    The Daily Reckoning, via 321 Gold ^ | January 16, 2003 | Richard Daughty (The Mogambo Guru)
    Things are not as bad as they seem...They are worse. Much worse.Richard DaughtyThe Mogambo GuruJanuary 16, 2003The Daily ReckoningThe latest news from the Fed is that they decreased Total Fed Credit by nine billion bucks. The reason, I can only assume, is that the banks are gagging and spitting up blood from the indigestion caused by December's astonishing $38 billion forced feeding.A most surprising development is a gigantic drop in bank lending. Nobody is borrowing from banks to finance investment, and in fact total credit is where it was in September. And the ballyhooed increased savings that Americans were supposed...