Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $49,507
56%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 56%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Forum: Bloggers & Personal

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Class Warfare Is Being Used To Divide America - And It Is Working

    05/02/2012 8:45:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 05/01/2012 | Michael Snyder
    At a time when America desperately needs to come together, we are becoming more divided than ever. The mainstream media and most of our politicians love to pit us against one another in dozens of different ways, and right now class warfare has become one of their favorite tools for getting us to hate one another. If you are struggling in this economy, you are being told that "the wealthy" are the cause of your problems. If you have money, you are being told that the poor hate you and want to tax you into oblivion. Class warfare has already...
  • EDUCATE, AGITATE, ORGANIZE

    05/02/2012 8:04:09 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    In 2009 the NEA was promoting the works of Saul Alinsky, where they made it a point to highlight Alinsky's formula: "Agitate + Aggravate + Educate + Organize." From The History of the Fabian society: (Page 29) However, as I have said, in 1885 our differences [from other Socialists] were latent or instinctive; and we denounced the capitalists as thieves at the Industrial Remuneration Conference, and, among ourselves, talked revolution, anarchism, labour notes versus pass-books, and all the rest of it, on the tacit assumption that the object of our campaign, with its watchwords, 'EDUCATE, AGITATE, ORGANIZE,' was to bring...
  • Screw the GOP, They Don't Seem to Want My Vote Anyway

    05/02/2012 8:01:39 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    Libertarian-NeoCon ^ | Libertarian NeoCon
    I'm done. I'm a lifelong Republican and I'm done. I've been a Republican since I was 6 and I saw Reagan speak on our old 13" black and white television set about freedom and about the evils of the Soviet Union, where I was born. I grew up listening to Reagan and I kind of always thought that he was what the Republican Party stood for. For individual liberty at home & abroad. "Moderates" like George H. W. Bush seemed like some sort of aberration to me, an exception to the conservative Republican rule. Looking back though, it's pretty clear...
  • GOP Study Shows Companies Would Save Money By Dropping Health Care Offerings, Paying Tiny Fine

    05/02/2012 7:06:48 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 2, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    None of this will come as a surprise to anybody who's been paying attention. The employer fine is light and ObamaCare exchange subsidies heavy... how else would it play-out, then... The companies can even raise salaries with some of the savings and everybody wins.... except the taxpayers of course, who will be covering the whole debacle with money we never had in the first-place: Trying to build their case that President Obama’s health care law will destroy traditional employer-sponsored insurance, House Republicans released a study Tuesday showing that the largest companies could save billions by kicking workers off their current health...
  • A Hit To Carry Reciprocity In The Southwest (NM)

    05/02/2012 6:57:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 1 May, 2012 | John Richardson
    The State of New Mexico has stopped honoring carry permits from 13 other states in the last two weeks according to a report on Handgunlaw.us. I don't see much good that will come of this especially for the residents of the Land of Enchantment. Notice: New Mexico has stopped honoring 13 other states Permit/Licenses in the last Couple weeks. Many of those states will stop honoring a New Mexico Permit/License. If you are a New Mexico Permit holder Handgunlaw.us advises you to call ahead to make sure your New Mexico Permit is honored. Below is the list of states that...
  • New Obama Executive Order Pushes Us Closer To A North American Union And A One World Economic System

    05/02/2012 6:44:20 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 45 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 5.2.12 | Michael Snyder
    When it comes to Barack Obama, one of the most important things to understand is that he is a committed globalist. He firmly believes that more "global governance" (the elite don't like to use the term "global government") will make the world a much better place. Throughout his time in the White House, Obama has consistently sought to strengthen international institutions such as the UN, the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. At every turn, Obama has endeavored to more fully integrate America into the "global community". Since he was elected, Obama has signed a whole host of new...
  • Mark Shea, Deacon Greg Kandra and false compassion

    05/02/2012 6:31:17 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 19 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 2, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Deacon Greg Kandra is impressed with Mark Shea's Blog post about Perry Lorenzo, a homosexual man who lived in the Seattle area. According to Deacon Kandra, "Mark Shea tackled a tough subject with a kind of grace and compassion that couldn't help but leave me impressed." Here's what Mark Shea wrote: "One of the people I admire most in the world, who I regard as an inspiration and, very likely, as a saint was a gay guy who lived here in Seattle named Perry Lorenzo. You can get something of a sense of the man from his blog. Dunno if...
  • Appeals Court Affirms Outfit Convictions

    05/02/2012 6:15:19 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled
    Friends of Ours ^ | 05/02/12 | Friends of Ours
    A federal appeals court has affirmed the convictions for the five defendants from the so-called Family Secrets trial against the Chicago Outfit as reported by Ann Pistone and Chuck Goudie for WLS. However, Judge Diane Wood -- a liberal hack who is on President Obama's short list for the Supreme Court -- would have reversed the convictions against one-time boss James Marcello and hitman Frank Calabrese Sr. on double jeopardy grounds. In expressing her complete ignorance on how the Mafia is structured she contended that because Marcello and Calabrese previously were charged with conspiracy for their roles with subsidiary street...
  • Despite 'green' failures, group wants state to produce 25% of its energy by 2025

    05/02/2012 5:57:34 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/1/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Petitions are being circulated for a proposal to saddle Michigan with an ever higher renewable energy mandate. The Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs Initiative (MEMJI) also called “25 by 25" wants to put the proposal on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot. Its goal is to collect 500,000 signatures. If enacted, the proposal would require that 25 percent of Michigan’s energy come from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass by 2025. Under Michigan's current energy law passed in 2008, 10 percent of Michigan's energy is supposed to come from renewable sources by 2015. In terms of costs and efficiency, the...
  • "Hitler Discovers" Obama Stole His Campaign Theme!

    05/02/2012 5:37:26 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-2-2012 | MOTUS
    Today’s four words: Vorwärts! Vorwärts! Vorwärts! Vorwärts! Everything was going along just fine: we had a brand new campaign slogan (“Forward,” in case you live in a cave), Bin Laden was still dead, and Big Guy was busy giving himself a shout out while spiking the ball in the end zone. Then someone breaks the story about our new campaign marching tune being a Third Reich rip off. Things went downhill quickly from there. Sure enough, someone tipped Hitler off about the copyright infringement and he pitched a fit.See for yourself:
  • The Forwardism Disease

    05/02/2012 4:24:53 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 16 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | May 1, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Obama slogan for 2012 is in and it's "Forward", which is a compact version of that old classic, "Don't change horses in the middle of a stream" that every incumbent is forced to run on sooner or later. Forward implies that there's no alternative but to go backward, which is a place that no right-thinking person wants to go. The left has always been enamored of "Forwardism" or "Progressivism" which mean much the same thing. Before MSNBC had Lean Forward, Mao had the Great Leap Forward which killed some 40 million people, far more people than MSNBC can ever...
  • Obama’s latest Hail Mary: taking credit for bin Laden’s death

    05/02/2012 3:51:09 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 42 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    wrote my first commentary for BizPac Review a year ago out of a sense of frustration with the TV media. I awoke last May 2 to the news that Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. Navy SEAL team. The details were scant but nonetheless fascinating. He was killed on May 1 at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. This area is the home of the country’s equivalent to our U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His body was removed and his wives were taken in, along with his papers and records. Fox News finally reported that our intelligence agencies...
  • Bin Laden Rehash Exposes Its True Political Plans

    05/02/2012 2:22:44 AM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 3 replies
    MSMB ^ | May 2, 2012 | Rob W. Case
    If the entertainment industry has taught me anything, it’s that no film or popular TV program is as popular the second time as it was in its first-run release. In other words, there is nothing new in a re-run. Please bear with me on this. Let’s take the recent re-release of Star Wars Episode 1 for example. In 1999, when the film was first released, it caused a lot of excitement, fanfare, and marketing campaigns that re-energized the Star Wars franchise. In 2012, when the film was re-released under the 3-D format, the urge to see it under a new...
  • How The White House Smothered The News Of Obama's Trip To Afghanistan

    05/02/2012 1:57:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | May 1, 2012 | Zeke Miller
    ...By 9:37, the New York Post had published an item on the trip based off the TOLONews tweet, and by 9:53 it was running in the ticker “Breaking News” at the top of its home page. By 10:06 the story was updated to add the “strong” White House denial and minutes later the breaking news alert was removed from the homepage. Sometime in the interim, the initial tweet from TOLONews was removed as well.
  • Illegal Immigrants Getting Bigger Tax Refunds

    05/01/2012 8:20:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 47 replies
    WBIW.com ^ | April 27, 2012 | WBIW.com
    (INDIANAPOLIS) - Millions of illegal immigrants are getting a bigger tax refund than you. Bob Segall, of WTHI reports finding a massive tax loophole that provides billions of dollars in tax credits to undocumented workers and, in many cases, people who have never stepped foot in the United States. And you are paying for it. I nside his central Indiana office, a longtime tax consultant sits at his desk, shaking his head in disbelief. "There is not a doubt in my mind there's huge fraud taking place here," he said, slowly flipping through the pages of a tax return. The...
  • Tom Steinstra's Outdoors: Bobcat photos: In your backyard and beyond

    05/01/2012 7:25:50 PM PDT · by thecodont · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com ^ | May 01 at 12:52 pm | Posted By: Tom Stienstra
    The time is now to see bobcats and other wildlife. In some cases, they might be as close as your own backyard. In response to last week’s story about the surge in bobcat sightings this spring, Chronicle readers reported many new encounters, including bobcats with newborn kittens. Four Chronicle readers, Carl Skornik, Jeff Dauber, Bart Selby and Dan Fredrich were able to capture photographs of the animals and contributed them for this gallery. Dauber’s photos came from his brother’s backyard in Cupertino, adjacent to Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. The photos were taken from inside the house looking out,...
  • Why The Mining Stocks Are So Beat Down--Peter Grandich 01.May.2012

    05/01/2012 6:56:49 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 5 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/01/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Peter Grandich is probably the best mining analyst around; mainly because he's been following mining stocks for the past 30 years. Peter has a unique understanding of the mining sector, and he doesn't hesitate to state these stocks are currently in one of the worst bear markets in history. There are many reasons why, but they really defy credulity. These stocks are trading around the same level as they were when gold was selling for hundreds less per ounce. Consequently, many investors have either thrown in the towel or will shortly; this is the stuff that bottoms are...
  • Where Do Conservatives Go Now?

    05/01/2012 6:53:29 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 98 replies
    http://www.conservativehq.com ^ | 4-18-12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Today, Parts 1, 2 & 3. Now that moderate former Massachusetts Governor Mitt is the presumptive Republican nominee for President, many conservatives are asking “What should I do now that it looks like Republicans will not nominate a conservative candidate for President?” First, don’t be Mitt Romney’s cheap date. The grassroots movement conservative voters who powered the Santorum campaign can not be taken for granted. During the 2006 congressional elections some 4 million conservative voters stayed home, producing one of the greatest defeats for the Republican Party in the modern era. Some conservatives were quick to endorse Mitt Romney now...
  • The Cornered Rats of Climate Change

    05/01/2012 6:52:59 PM PDT · by Rocky · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2012 | Marita Noon
    Public confidence in scientific “consensus” regarding the theory of manmade climate change is threatening the believing scientists’ confidence. While polls show that taking action to fight climate change is off the radar of most Americans, the behavior of the theory’s advocates is even more telling. They are behaving like "cornered rats"—taking extreme actions to protect their turf.
  • Who Took Out Ron Paul--Chris Duane 01.May.2012

    05/01/2012 6:45:40 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 4 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 05/01/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents: Chris Duane and I talked about YouTube and personal brand building. As we discussed, neither of us is doing our shows to get rich quickly. Rather, we enjoy getting the information out. Our ultimate goal is to help you understand the current economic climate. It is truly astounding there's so many people strolling along life with absolutely no comprehension of where the economy and the world are heading. Today, YouTube/Google took down a Ron Paul channel for specious copyright infringement allegations. Google is the Federal Reserve of the internet. Without their blessing, it can quickly become impossible for...