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  • Your Shake Down™ 1 min - Remove Ketchup in Seconds! (FUnnie/Sad Video Featuring Balloon Boy Father)

    12/25/2012 11:08:32 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 23, 2012 | YourShakeDown
  • To Free Republic: thank you for unbanning me

    11/09/2010 10:33:13 PM PST · by citizenredstater9271 · 74 replies
    Me (vanity)
    Thank you for un-suspending my account. I will continue to use your site to encourage more conservative liberty-lovers to embrace liberty movements and liberty-leaning politicians.
  • Gold vs. Fiat Money: Even Babies Can Tell The Difference

    10/22/2010 5:14:13 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | RonPaul2008dotcom
    Gold is the only real money. Fiat is fake and a form of control.
  • Secretary Gates Called Pastor Jones, Defense Department Confirms

    09/09/2010 4:22:50 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 54 replies ^ | 09/09/2010 | Luis Martinez
    Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell confirmed to the Pentagon press corps that Defense Secretary Robert Gates called Florida pastor Terry Jones this afternoon to express his “grave concerns” about a planned Koran burning because it could place US military lives at risk. Morrell said Gates placed a call between 4 and 4:30 p.m. today and engaged the pastor in a “very brief conversation." "The Secretary expressed his grave concerns to the pastor that going forward with the Koran burning would put the lives of American servicemembers at risk, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan and he urged him not to proceed...
  • Balloon-boy parents get balloon back

    05/14/2010 9:24:22 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 524+ views
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The runaway UFO-like balloon that the world thought was carrying a 6-year-old boy is back in the hands of the parents who pleaded guilty to the hoax.
  • Fed Chairman Bernanke Should Apologize to Ron Paul

    02/24/2010 8:45:22 PM PST · by Captain Kirk · 52 replies · 766+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | February 24, 2010 | Robert Wenzel
    It seems in vogue these days to apologize for wrong doings. I am not really sure why Tiger Woods apologized on worldwide television to golfers, his wife, his mother, to me, to the entire world, for what appears a personal matter, but I tell you who needs to apologize publicly is Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. He needs to apologize for his snarky, condescending attitude toward Congressman Ron Paul when Paul , 1. asked Bernanke about allegations that the Federal Reserve was involved in funneling money to Saddam Hussein, when Hussein was a favorite of the U.S., and 2....
  • 'Balloon Dad' Released After 28 Days In Jail For Hoax

    02/10/2010 12:54:46 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 329+ views
    thedenverchannel ^ | February 9, 2010 | Alan Gathright
    Richard Heene Serves Rest Of Sentence In Work-Release Program. FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Richard Heene, the man dubbed "Balloon Dad" after being convicted of masterminding a hoax that his young son was adrift in a runaway UFO-shaped balloon, was released from Larimer County jail Sunday after serving 28 days, authorities said. Heene began serving his 30-day sentence at the jail on Jan. 11 and was released two days early, Larimer County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Eloise Campanella told Monday. He will now serve 60 days of his sentence through a work-release program that will allow him to work during the...
  • Ron Paul Blasts Dick Cheney Over Obama Comments

    01/15/2010 5:41:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 3,697+ views
    Personal Liberty News ^ | January 13, 2010
    Since President Obama’s inauguration, the man who previously occupied the vice presidential mansion has not tired of criticizing the current commander-in-chief’s foreign policy moves, but he appears to be coming under increasing fire from those who are considered to be his closer ideological allies. Dick Cheney has gone on record in the past few months saying the administration’s polices—especially the desire to scale down the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, and setting a public timetable to do so—are endangering America’s national security. However, in a recent appearance on CNN, Rep. Ron Paul (R – Texas), a prominent libertarian, said...
  • "Balloon Boy" Dad Cries and Denies Hoax In New Interview With Larry King - Video

    01/06/2010 3:37:48 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 572+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 6, 2010 | Michael
    Here is a couple of short videos of Larry King's interview with "Balloon Boy's" father, Richard Heene, where he denies any hoax and says that he only plead guilty to "save" his family because of threats of deportation...(Videos)
  • Ron Paul Is A Moron: The Detroit Bomber Is Correct

    01/05/2010 6:47:16 AM PST · by big black dog · 51 replies · 1,773+ views
    Snooper Report ^ | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009 AT 11:36PM
    Get a load of this complete tool: Ron Paul seems to think that the USA has its Troops as being occupiers. I suppose his "constitutionality" doesn't fit his "extremist" isolation techniques. I like some of Ron Pauls items of discussion but I most certainly do not support his unconstitutional PORK BARREL spending or his unconstitutional ISOLATION or his "let's not go to war so we can spend the money on health care" crap. Like the title so states, Ron Paul is a moron. I’ve written many times about this quack named Ron Paul and his links and adherence to that...
  • Balloon boy parents are sent to jail for hoax

    12/23/2009 5:34:08 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 18 replies · 762+ views
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | 12/23/2009 | P. Solomon Banda
    The parents who pulled the balloon boy hoax in hopes of landing a reality TV show were sentenced to jail Wednesday — 90 days for him, 20 days for her — and barred from profiting from their newfound celebrity status for the next four years. Choking back tears, Richard Heene apologized in court for the frenzy he caused when he claimed his 6-year-old son Falcon had floated away in a giant helium balloon shaped like a flying saucer. "I'm very, very sorry. And I want to apologize to all the rescue workers out there, and the people that got involved...
  • Balloon boy parents get jail time, tough probation

    12/23/2009 11:22:10 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 684+ views
    hosted ^ | Dec 23 | P. SOLOMON BANDA
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- The parents who carried out the balloon boy hoax were sentenced to jail Wednesday and given strict probation conditions that forbid them from earning any money from the spectacle for four years. Richard Heene was sentenced to 90 days in jail, including 60 days of work release that will let him pursue his job as a construction contractor while serving his time. His wife, Mayumi, was sentenced to 20 days in jail.....
  • Balloon Boy Dad Sentenced To 90 Days In Jail, 4 Years Probation

    12/23/2009 9:50:40 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 8 replies · 457+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 12/23/09 | hap
    **Update** Balloon Boy's mom gets 20 days in jail, 4 years probation, story from Foxnews.
  • Balloon Boy Family Slammed With $42,000 Fine

    12/22/2009 3:58:15 PM PST · by Sofia · 30 replies · 1,025+ views
    Radar Online ^ | 12/22/2009
    It may not be a very merry Christmas for Balloon Boy parents Richard and Mayumi Heene this year - they've just been hit with a $42,000 bill. The bill is from local, state and federal agencies for the Heenes' October stunt when they claimed their six-year-old son had crawled into a hot air balloon in their back yard and been whisked away into the skies.
  • Reflections on Hope and Change in the Age of Balloon Boy and Cheetos

    11/24/2009 11:46:33 PM PST · by wayne_shrugged · 2 replies · 367+ views
    11/15/2009 | Justin Washington
    On January 20th, 2009, I hoped for change — now 9 months later, I am just hoping for a little spare change. I feel like I have been reliving my own version of Balloon Boy; as the country has been spellbound with rapt attention to a Jiffy-Pop hot-air balloon carrying off our hope-and-change President, we come to realize that while we have been anxiously watching shiny objects in the sky, our very own “Urkel Goes to Washington” is holed up in a smoke-filled back room playing three-card monty with Rahm and Axelrod while Geithner greases up the government printing presses....
  • Colorado balloon boy parents plead guilty in hoax

    11/13/2009 1:22:53 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 432+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov 13 | P. SOLOMON BANDA
    The Colorado parents accused of pulling a spectacular hoax by reporting their son was aboard a runaway balloon pleaded guilty Friday to charges that could bring some jail time and probation. Richard Heene pleaded guilty to knowingly and falsely influencing Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden, a felony, in the episode that sent law enforcement scrambling to rescue 6-year-old Falcon until he was found safe at the family home. Mayumi Heene pleaded guilty to knowingly filing a false report with emergency services, a misdemeanor. Richard Heene told judge Stephen Schapanski he understood that he could have to pay restitution for the...
  • 'Balloon Boy' parents Richard and Mayumi Heene to plead guilty, says lawyer

    11/12/2009 4:45:52 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 852+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/12/2009 | Larry McShane
    The parents of the "Balloon Boy" are about to land - perhaps behind bars. Richard Heene and his wife, Mayumi, reached a deal with authorities to enter guilty pleas over their October hoax that transfixed the country, their lawyer said Thursday. Heene, 48, will plead guilty to a felony - attempting to influence a public servant - while his 45-year-old wife will plead to a misdemeanor charge, attorney David Lane said. Although Lane initially said the deal would spare the couple from jail time, the lawyer later said he expected prosecutors to request some time behind bars - 90 days...
  • Lawyer: Parents of ‘balloon boy’ to plead guilty

    11/12/2009 6:44:11 AM PST · by GoldStandard · 13 replies · 752+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/12/2009 | The Associated Press
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado parents who reported their 6-year-old son floated away in a helium balloon in what authorities say was a hoax to drum up publicity for a TV show will both plead guilty to charges in the case, the attorney for the boy's father said Thursday.
  • Ft. Hood suspect remains in coma

    11/06/2009 12:34:13 PM PST · by Pontiac · 137 replies · 4,214+ views
    Yahoo-AP ^ | 11/6/09 | LARA JAKES
    AP story says Hasan used a "5.7-caliber semiautomatic pistol". I guess Hasan is a Manly-Man. Talk about a hand cannon!
  • No one saw Barack in the balloon?

    11/05/2009 11:38:56 AM PST · by JLS · 15 replies · 947+ views ^ | 5 November 2009 | Mark Steyn
    Wafting ever upwards on gaseous clouds of hope, only to have his numbers crash . . . On the day America went Balloon Boy crazy, I chanced to be on the radio, appearing live coast to coast on The Hugh Hewitt Show. And, as the Balloon Boy was the hot breaking news, Hugh asked me about it. “I don’t know what to say,” I said, “except it’s one of those peculiar and potentially tragic and instantly horrifying combination of circumstances.” If I sound a bit vague, well, that’s the idea. I’d gotten the gist of what was happening a couple of minutes before...