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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 · 4,611 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...
  • President Elect 2004 Electoral College Computer Analysis [Electoral: 283 for Bush, 255 for Kerry.]

    10/30/2004 1:27:22 PM PDT · by familyop · 40 replies · 1,665+ views
    President Elect ^ | 28OCT04 | James R Whitson
    President Elect's first computer analysis of the 2004 presidential race predicts that if the election were held now, Republican candidate George W. Bush would defeat Democratic candidate John Kerry. According to the computer, which takes into account current poll data, past elections, and state voting tendencies, Bush would win 283 electoral votes from 31 states, while Kerry would win 255 electoral votes from 19 states and DC. If "on the edge" states are not included, the count is Bush: 205, Kerry: 183, toss ups: 150
  • One Pissed Off Conservative Wants to Know, How Far Are You Willing to Go?

    10/26/2004 11:10:51 AM PDT · by TheNewPatriot · 72 replies · 1,652+ views
    The Kerry Campaign and the Marxists/Socialists Democrats are putting in place massive voter fraud and threatening to force a Marxists takeover of our government attempting to validate our election process if Kerry wins as legitimate and illegitimate if he looses by dragging this election through the courts. By doing so, they will proceed with eliminating the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote knowing they can control the vote in densely populated regions of the country. Thus, imposing their Marxist view upon all of us by having elections decided through a judicial process and eventually, mob rule. We have...
  • Lying to Exit Polsters and Pre Planned Riots. (vanity)

    10/25/2004 5:30:14 PM PDT · by bigjoesaddle · 31 replies · 1,775+ views
    Two things...Should we promote the idea here at FR to lie to the exit pollsters on election day? In 2000 there was a late Democratic surge in many counties, and many believe it was because the Dems tried to "create" enough votes at the end of the day for Gore, bassed on exit polling data from earlier that day. Cooperating with exit polsters only helps the media and THE LAW BREAKERS. It doesnt matter to the law-abiding, because the votes are the votes. Also in 2000, remember when there was a mini riot of Republicans in a certain county in...
  • Dems Strategy of Promoting "Urban legends"

    10/25/2004 9:16:43 AM PDT · by add925 · 1 replies · 283+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 10/25/04 | add925
    There is more than enough evidence that the LLL actively promotes Urban Legends to influence political decisions. As an example, this link simply tracks the references to Urban Legends in prior FReeper posts. Track these urban legends yourself and list the most often used such as "Republicans Suppress Black Voters", Bush Will Privatise Social Security", or "Only the Rich Received a Tax Break".
  • The Campaign is Over

    10/25/2004 9:03:12 AM PDT · by sampai · 78 replies · 4,318+ views ^ | 10/25/04 | PoliPundit
    In my review of the last presidential debate, I wrote, "This election is over." I wasn't kidding. This election is over because fatigued voters want it to be over. Voters are tired of the overheated rhetoric, of the Michael Moores and the Swifties. They're tired of the half dozen daily tracking polls. They're tired of being told that tens of thousands of lawyers will make a close election last forever. This has been the looongest general election campaign ever. Since Kerry became the Democrat-nominee-apparent in February, voters have been treated to a relentless diet of political hysteria. There was so...
  • FR Admin Moderator Is Doing a Lousy Job!!!

    10/24/2004 8:29:17 PM PDT · by jveritas · 68 replies · 1,136+ views
    Oct/24/04 | jveritas
    FR Admin Moderator Is Doing a Lousy Job!!! Two articles were posted on FR Breaking news related to Iraq ammunition dump story by the NY Times via Drudge Report. Two trolls registered this month trying to make it like the end of the Bush administration posted these two articles. Of course it got over 800 replies so far and all the gloomers and dommers, knee jerk people on FR came on to post their gloom and doom about a story that will have zero impact. The Admin Moderator has been asleep and did not realize that this insignificant story was...
  • What's with FoxNews?

    10/24/2004 11:03:58 AM PDT · by bust · 120 replies · 3,662+ views
    bust | 10/24/04 | bust
    I am watching all day today and they are playing Kerry clip after Kerry clip. They are really beginning to hack me off.
  • Please Tell the RNC: Connect the Dots to Soros in a TV AD! This Could Drive People from Kerry!

    10/24/2004 8:57:04 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 56 replies · 1,686+ views
    The fact is, if people knew a little bit about George Soros and how he is trying to buy our government (New York State is his next target), it may drive people away from John Kerry in droves.The guy even looks weird -- which could be very effective in a TV ad.Look -- the media is not going to report on Soros unless he starts funding the Swift Boat Vets.  However, a paid ad would go over the heads of the media and right where it needs to go... to the public.  The GOP has started coming up with some...
  • National Nightmare -- Dead Heat Electoral College

    10/24/2004 9:51:38 AM PDT · by Basilides · 63 replies · 1,706+ views
    The New Yorlk Times ^ | 10-24-04 | New York Times
    The latest state presidential election poles (Real Clear Politics) are close enough in certain key states that the nightmare scenario of a tied Electoral College vote is no longer in the realm of highly improbable. Go the NYT interactive site for the Electoral College map "Presidential Calculator" and even if you punch in other poll numbers into their map and ignore their numbers, its very easy to come up with an Electoral College dead heat. If Iowa, PA, Florida, Ohio go Kerry, and Minn., WI, and MI go Bush....we got a tie ! What the heck happens then !!??
  • Why Don't Republicans Fight Back? (vanity)

    10/24/2004 5:36:00 AM PDT · by pabianice · 27 replies · 947+ views
    Polls | 10/23/04
    With nine days to go before the election, Bush and Kerry are tied in FL, OH, WI, NM, and NH (forget the slight lead overall; it's meaningless). Dem voter fraud is estimated to have registered several hundred thousand non-existant people in swing states. Kerry has hit Bush with every dirty trick and false advertisement you can name. Liberal millions have been used to show Bush morphing into Hitler. A British newspaper is calling for Bush's assassination. Bush's and Cheney's families have been trashed in execrable episodes. A "reporter" goes certifiably insane on the air, screeching incoherently at John O'Neill and...
  • My Dear Freepers, The National Polls Will Tighten This weekend, calm.

    10/24/2004 8:17:53 AM PDT · by watsonfellow · 46 replies · 1,656+ views
    My dear Fellow Freepers, The Bush campaign is aware that the race will tighten this weekend as voters take a good last look at Senator Kerry. By next week, probably Wednesday or Thursday, you will see a sudden, unexplainable surge of Bush. So take the tightening of polls today and tomm. in stride and remember, join the 72 hour programme, talk to your undecided friends (in a measured tone), give money and time to the effort, do all you can do.
  • Is There A New "War Between the States" On The Horizon? (Editorial)

    10/16/2004 2:52:52 PM PDT · by GaryL · 92 replies · 3,428+ views
    October 16, 2004 | Gary L. Livacari
    We’re all familiar with the American Civil War, the war between the “Blue and the Gray.” Could there a new War Between the States simmering just over the horizon, this time a war between the “Red and the Blue”? Not a “shooting” war certainly, but an ideological one, with the end result being a permanent split between the factions into two separate countries. Hear me out on this, as it may not be as far-fetched as it first appears. In the Civil War, the geographical, economic, and cultural divisions of the country between the industrialized North and the agricultural South...
  • Bob Schieffer at it again

    10/24/2004 8:03:29 AM PDT · by Time is now · 4 replies · 320+ views
    TV ^ | 10/24/04 | Vanity
    I just watched that hack Bob Shieffer try and deflect criticism for the sorry picture posted on Drudge of Terrrrrreza Hienz quaffing beer at a recent rally. She looked drunk. Good ole Bob claimed "Why don't politicians let it all hang out once in awhile, it may do everyone some good." Sad sack.....
  • How To Win This Election.

    10/24/2004 8:04:34 AM PDT · by GoMonster · 9 replies · 443+ views
    All President Bush needs to do to win is run clips of Guiliani, McCain, Arnold, and Zell Miller describing Kerry at the Convention. Run those clips starting Thursday all through the weekend attacking Kerry.
  • What would a Bush landslide/mandate mean for America?

    09/13/2004 12:04:31 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 117 replies · 2,570+ views
    This race is close and an energized base is required for the ultimate bush victory.That said, what would a Bush mandate mean for America? Reagan was the last President to to have a real mandate from a huge victory. A mandate by Bush could be significant. Here are just some thoughts, please add others. 1) The U.N. would be a big loser 2) Tax cuts would once again be in vogue and permanent 3) Judges, judges, judges. Conservative judges would be appointed even over the Dem fillibusters. 4) The war on terror would continue, thank goodness. 5) Would we finally...
  • Kerry and the Dem's "November Surprise"

    10/23/2004 9:00:01 AM PDT · by WL-law · 85 replies · 3,001+ views
    self | 10-25-04 | WL-Law
    In the final week before the Nov 2000 elections, the democrats, in coordination with the liberal media, released their secret "personal destruction Bush attack", and we all certainly remember the incident and its aftermath: GW Bush had, we learned, a DUI charge years earlier, that had been "covered up" for the election.It seems almost silly now in retrospect, but let's not forget how the media ran with the story, non-stop, to provide the necessary 'liberal echo chamber' sufficient to create enough gravitas to change the election and to wipe out Bush's then-existing lead.The story also had the effect of giving...
  • Did Pollsters Conspire To Engineer A 'Kerry Comeback?'

    10/17/2004 5:22:13 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies · 1,665+ views
    USS Clueless ^ | Stardate 20040927.2059 | staff
    See link for graph: Looking at the "RealClear Politics" plot of the presidential polls, I see two long term trendlines, punctuated by a hell of a lot of what I would refer to as "experimental error": I don't believe that public opinion has been changing as much as these polls seem to suggest. The variation we see up through July looks like what engineers call "sample aliasing" or "jitter". Note that it falls well within the oft-claimed ±4 points of error. This is typical for data taken in noisy sampling environments; I've seen this kind of thing many times. August...
  • Michael Tata Related To Joe E. Tata ????

    07/13/2004 7:18:03 AM PDT · by Pseudo Conversation · 9 replies · 986+ views
    7/13/04 | Pseudo Conversation
    Does anyone know if Michael Tata of American Casino who was just found dead is related to the actor Joe E. Tata of Beverly Hills 90210?
  • ZOT!!! (Blumenthal + advice to "true conservatives" = smoldering heap)

    05/04/2004 9:46:54 AM PDT · by bumblebear · 181 replies · 654+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday, April 29, 2004 | Sidney Blumenthal
    ...according to a study by the University of Maryland: 57 % of those surveyed "believe that before the war Iraq was providing substantial support to al-Qaida", and 45% "believe that evidence that Iraq was supporting al-Qaida has been found". Moreover, 65% believe that "experts" have confirmed that Iraq had WMD.
  • army

    03/03/2004 5:56:03 PM PST · by DeltaDawg · 17 replies · 177+ views
    if the Army and Navy ever looked on Heavens scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by the U.S. Marines
  • Aren't You Glad You Don't Get All the Government You Pay For?

    12/11/2002 6:22:33 AM PST · by the new al gore · 5 replies · 283+ views
    Space ^ | Dr. William H. Jones
  • Bullet from Tacoma Stump MATCHES sniper bullet!

    10/24/2002 4:24:37 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 106 replies · 625+ views
    MetroSource/Fox News | 10/24/02 | NA
    Headline just about says it all. Bullet from Tacoma Stump MATCHES sniper bullet! prisoner6