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  • Why Many People In The Middle Now Identify With The Left

    07/26/2014 9:00:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    While the country has become more liberal in some ways, the Republican Party has moved to the extreme right, and the Democratic Party has filled in the vacuum in the middle by also moving to the right on many issues. As a consequence, many people who previously considered themselves in the middle are finding that the current views of the left are closer to their views. Thomas Ricks, who wrote Fiasco, and excellent look at the Iraq War, described why he moved to the left at Politico: Disappointment in the American government over the last 10 years. Our wars in...
  • The Red Flag of Yellow Journalism: Cows Need Food Stamps

    07/22/2014 6:19:39 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 7/22/14 | Me
    Define the lunacy of the liberal Reich? Politico, the flaming slingshot of Democrats across this nation, claimed in a double fit of Espresso rage that Rick Perry was sending troops to the border to kill children? That's right, not to stop thousands of undocumented illegals streaming into a sovereign state, dare I say country, without immunizations or permission, but to kill their innocent children in hopes no one would notice? After all, that's what modern day Republican Governors do in the information age…kill children to increase the value of Snapchat. Hmm, I'm confused, are we living beneath the propaganda banner...
  • Akon/ Michael Jackson Collaboration, 'Hold My Hand,' Leaks

    Track might wind up on 'Kon's upcoming third album. Akon wanted to be starting something with Michael Jackson — and apparently, that something involves holding hands. A song that the two worked on for Akon's upcoming album has leaked to the Internet, and it's called "Hold My Hand." An earlier version of the track, without Jackson's contributing vocals, leaked in February, just as the pair's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008" was officially released as the first single for the re-release of Thriller. A mid-tempo ballad featuring strings at its beginning, "Hold My Hand" layers the singers' vocals over a drum...
  • Jessica Simpson Reportedly Dating Singer John Mayer

    08/30/2006 8:20:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies · 1,295+ views
    AHN ^ | August 30, 2006 7:38 a.m. EST | Maira Oliveira - All Headline News Reporter
    Los Angeles, CA (BANG) - After living life as a single woman for nine months, Jessica Simpson reportedly now has a new man in her life. The blonde bombshell has been dating singer-songwriter John Mayer. Reports say Jessica has been quiet about her recent romance since she's trying to take things slow. The former "Newlyweds" star-who has also been linked to Jared Leto and comedian Dane Cook-recently started dating Mayer but is apparently taking things slow. According to People magazine, a source said, "She's tiptoeing back into the dating world. It's the first stage. She's never been happier." Meanwhile, Jessica...
  • Who's Got The Best Jeans Butt? (poll)

    08/29/2006 9:43:41 AM PDT · by pissant · 161 replies · 17,817+ views
    People ^ | 8/29/06 | staff
    Who's got the best bottom for denim? Choose from photos of Beyoncé, Jessica and others – and then vote! PLUS: Take PEOPLE's Ultimate Jeans Poll. BEYONCÉ The onetime Bootylicious diva (on TRL) recently slimmed down but still lays claim to the title in her snug Siwy jeans.
  • CNN was just now over heard.......(vanity)

    08/29/2006 9:51:54 AM PDT · by JFC · 83 replies · 4,406+ views
    08/29/06 | JFC
    Cnn was covering Bush speech and their hosts was on the air. Did anyone else hear them.
  • Utter Vanity Request - Help Me Name My New Puppy

    08/22/2006 5:17:16 PM PDT · by AnAmericanMother · 121 replies · 1,920+ views
    8-22-06 | AnAmericanMother
    Vanity of vanities . . . I put a deposit down today on a female Black Labrador Retriever, born 8/16. She'll be ready to come home in October. So now I've got to figure out a name for this little bundle of joy. She's coming from Wisconsin, from Candlewood Kennels which is arguably the best field trial kennel in the country. She's not a typical field trial dog, she has some "dual purpose" (i.e. show and hunt test) on her mom's side. Her mom is a fully trained hunting dog who has produced good field dogs. The tradition is to...
  • Top 7 Bugs (PVT)

    08/09/2006 11:44:23 AM PDT · by pissant · 138 replies · 1,061+ views
    PA TImes | 8/9/06 | Mullah Pissant
    Ok. Enough news about Joe Lieberman, angry A-Rabs, and kittens around here. It's time to tell us what your favorite bug is and why. Pissants top 7 are as follows: 7. Potato Bug. The little fellers are like miniature Armadillos and was one you could pick up as a kid without getting bitten or stung. 6. Earwig or Pincher Bug. Those pinchers on their tushes are quite intimidating. And for some reason like to hang out in Dahlias, so beware. 5. Butterfly. They always looked the best tacked to my bug collection corkboard. And were much easier to catch than...
  • Unnngh..

    10/05/2004 11:42:29 AM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 5,110 replies · 73,100+ views
  • This Day In History - DASHING DASHER JOINS FREEREPUBLIC (vanity)

    07/22/2005 7:33:14 AM PDT · by pissant · 294 replies · 2,420+ views
    Seattle Pissant Times | 7/22/05 | Sir Pissant
    On this day in 1933, Wiley Post touched down his airplane in New York, becoming the first pilot to fly solo around the globe! On this day in 1934, Public Enemy #1, John Dillinger, was gunned down in the streets of Chicago. And on this day in 2004, the one and only Dashing Dasher, after slamming down 4 martinis, signed up on FreeRepublic. These historic events have much in common. Wiley Post was a brave pilot, risking life and limb in a rickety single engine plane. Dasher is FR's resident pilot racer, tormenting her male colleagues above the western fruited...
  • Slow and Boring News Day

    07/14/2005 10:34:25 AM PDT · by Responsibility1st · 104 replies · 1,247+ views
    today | me
    William Rehnquist hasn't died yet (or resigned). Rove is still taking heat about Wilson's wife. Hitlery has her panties in a wad about GTA. Just not a lot of news today, so I thought I would surf the net. has an entertaining post titled "Don't Look Down". I took the Squirrelly to the pediatric dentist yesterday. The receptionist was a girl in her mid 20's wearing a push-up bra and an unconscionably low-cut top. She remained seated as she reviewed the papers I had to fill out so I had to look down at her, except when she would...
  • How I Want to Hear President Bush Announce His Supreme Court Nominees

    07/13/2005 6:50:43 PM PDT · by John Robertson · 72 replies · 1,913+ views
    Self | July 13, 2005 | JohnRobertson
    Before I announce the distinguished nominees I am recommending for the United States Supreme Court, I want to say something. When Justice O’Conner resigned, it was like a switch was thrown: Endless voices cut loose, with loud commentary and warnings of what would happen if I sent up the “wrong person” for our highest court. Voices from the press—voices from all across the political spectrum. You’d better do this, you’d better not do that. I was warned about appointing an “extremist”—in the most extreme terms. To coin a phrase: One citizen’s extremist is another citizen’s “centrist.” But all the folks...
  • Your Best Memories of a Rock Concert (vanity)

    06/28/2005 3:16:46 PM PDT · by pissant · 515 replies · 3,528+ views
    Few Remaining Brain Cells | 6/28/05 | Pissant
    Many Freepers grew up in what they considered to be the golden age of Rock concerts. Of course, it may have had more to do with the fact that we were young and fanatical about the music in our youth. These days, ‘ol Pissant prefers the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Military Band music and Jazz, but I have some very fond memories of the craziness of my Rock concert yesteryears. I’m quite sure many of you have some concert stories that rival and surpass mine. So this thread is the place to share! Following are 2 concert experiences that left a...
  • Bush's Top Priority Items scuttled by Republican Leadership

    11/17/2004 11:38:40 AM PST · by vannrox · 18 replies · 1,417+ views
    BLUE BAY | 11-17-2004 | vannrox
    Bush's Top Priority Items scuttled by Republican Leadership Bluebay Mediavannrox 11-17-2004 Bush's Top Priority Items scuttled by Republican Leadership. Less than two weeks after the decisive 2004 election, senior republican senate leaders have openly opposed key policy agenda of the Bush Administration. Questions have arisen concerning whether or not this president has a "Popular Mandidate" to implement his programs. His greatest hurtle is within his own party. Key to the 2004 - 2008 policy programs unveiled by the President include Tax Reform, Judicial Nominations, The War on Terror, and Social Security Reform. At every step in these key policy...

    11/17/2004 11:40:03 AM PST · by STARWISE · 114 replies · 5,208+ views
    Bush won .. 44 is the NEW number .. we don't have to listen Daschle whine again, and ain't it a kick?? God Bless America, President Bush, Vice President Cheney, all our leaders, the Republic campaigners who worked SO hard, and ESPECIALLY our unbelievably brave troops! Pray pray pray .. and just a little gloat every now and then to realize how incredible this victory was. Thank you, God.
  • Kerry Answers the 2008 Question with a Vague, Double-Sided Position:

    11/17/2004 9:30:10 AM PST · by AbercrombieChick · 28 replies · 781+ views
    PRICELESS. "I'm not opening any doors, I'm not shutting any doors" (San Fran Gate link). Now the rest of the Democrats get to say "I voted FOR a Kerry Presidency before I voted AGAINST it." Ah, the gift that keeps on giving...
  • Rush off his game

    11/09/2004 11:24:52 AM PST · by nathanbedford · 118 replies · 4,330+ views
    Rush Limbaugh | NathanBedford
    Rush is floundering. He cannot find and hold a position on Specter and sounds utterly incoherent. This post is to counter Rush's rare defalcation and remind his listeners of the importance of acting now to eliminate Senator Specter before he assumes the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and does great mischief to any pro-life nominee. We do not need another Borking of a good and honest nominee by this unprincipled and mercurial RINO. Bork Specter.
  • If Bush loses, this is why....

    11/01/2004 9:12:31 PM PST · by The Cyber Menace · 5 replies · 150+ views
    The Cyber Menace ^ | Monday, November 1, 2004 | The Cyber Menace
    If Bush loses, this is why.... Monday, November 1, 2004The Cyber Menace ANALYSIS Before anyone jumps to the conclusion that this is a prediction of a Bush loss, it isn't. In fact, I am firmly of the view that he will win the election, based largely on the belief that John Kerry has not provided a positive reason for America to change its leader at this crucial time in its history. Having gotten that out of the way, I also want to be on record if it doesn't quite work out that way. As we all know, this looks like...
  • Opinion: Polls don't ad up

    11/01/2004 6:32:04 AM PST · by Jacobis · 25 replies · 974+ views
    sKerry is doing better with new voters and young people. But Bush is doing better this cycle among blacks, Jews, evangelicals, Catholics, and women. He is way ahead on trustworthiness, the war on terror, and the likability factor. He has correctly tagged sKerry as a flipflopper and a Mass. liberal. There is something wrong with the polls that show Bush only slightly ahead.

    10/31/2004 9:06:29 PM PST · by Greek · 83 replies · 4,042+ views
    One thing we all have to realize is that there is a conspiracy of sorts between the media, poolsters, and both candidates to report close races. Everyone wins. 1. The media wins because ratings are much higher in a close race than a boring blowout. Ever been to a 40-10 football game? Yawn. 2. Pollsters win with close polls because people on both sides frequently check when a race is "close." Been to RCP lately? Only about every 5 minutes. 3. Bush wins because complacency is a winner's biggest enemy. Ever see a loser in a football game come back...