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  • I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry

    01/27/2014 4:28:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 208 replies
    Thought Catalog blog ^ | January 15, 2014 | Amy Glass
    Every time I hear someone say that feminism is about validating every choice a woman makes I have to fight back vomit. Do people really think that a stay at home mom is really on equal footing with a woman who works and takes care of herself? There’s no way those two things are the same. It’s hard for me to believe it’s not just verbally placating these people so they don’t get in trouble with the mommy bloggers. Having kids and getting married are considered life milestones. We have baby showers and wedding parties as if it’s a huge...
  • The Five Types of Elected Officials

    01/02/2014 12:53:16 PM PST · by Drew McKissick · 9 replies
    DrewMcKissick.com ^ | 12/31/13 | Drew McKissick
    If you've been paying attention to politics for any length of time you've probably noticed that there are several different types of elected officials. Not just in terms of partisanship or ideology, but in the sense of how active or vocal they are. If you've ever done any lobbying, you've noticed a difference in how reliable they are in terms of their vote and how hard you have to work to nail them down. Here's a shorthand way to categorize elected officials: Hopeless: These are the guys (and gals) that are so far on the other side of the street...
  • 2008 Election Fraud With New Life?

    06/17/2013 3:00:24 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-16-13 | James Raider
    The blatant application of political pressure applied through powerful government bureaucracies such as the IRS, is arrogant abuse of power in the extreme. Obviously. These proven abuses now provide us very fresh perspectives on other fraudulent manifestations of National import perpetrated by an immoral political machine whose genealogy is rooted in Chicago. A major such event which the MSM has willfully refused to cover before, during and after its denouement, is the conviction of two Democratic political operatives convicted in a fraud which put Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election. Democratic...
  • Jeb Bush sells Hispanic Family Values

    06/17/2013 2:41:17 PM PDT · by Noremac · 35 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | 6/17/2013 | Richard Cameron
    Jeb Bush made a brash statement in a speech a few days ago before a group called the Faith and Freedom Foundation in Washington D.C. It struck me as one of the epic Bush political pronouncements - "Islam is the Religion of Peace", "Mission Accomplished", etc. “Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans,” Bush said.  “Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population.  Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.” This is clearly a talking point in support of more immigration and of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (Amnesty)....
  • Supreme Court Rules it's OK to Spy on Americans

    02/26/2013 3:28:11 PM PST · by Rig4Dive · 19 replies
    The Right Perspective ^ | 2/26/2013 | Tom
    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Government can continue to Spy on and monitor the phone conversations of Americans...
  • Federal documents show Romney tied to company that disposes of aborted babies

    07/11/2012 7:55:12 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 208 replies
    bound4life ^ | July 6, 2012 | Susan Michelle Tyrrell
    As presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney surged in fundraising after the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, new questions have arisen about the candidates potential ties to a company known for its disposal of aborted fetuses. Mother Jones reports the reality of Romney’s downplayed connection with Stericycle who provides what is, perhaps, one of the most despicable business services in our nation. A medical waste company, Stericycle is infamous for its willingness to go to various abortion centers and pick up the remains of aborted babies and dispose of them as medical waste. Federal documents from the...
  • SCOTUS Will Likely Strike Down The Obamacare Mandate 9-0, Says This Article

    06/26/2012 8:28:01 AM PDT · by doubledeuceswayze · 109 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | June 24, 2012 | Zvi Bar-Kochba, Esq.
    I believe the mandate at the core of the proposed laws, requiring Americans to purchase health insurance or suffer a penalty shall be struck down. Additionally, I believe that it is possible that the Supreme Court vote against the mandate will be unanimous. The mandate at the center of this current scheme is its Achilles heel, and this mandate is particularly peculiar in that the concept should be contrary to both strict textualist and progressive liberal ideologies. In essence, requiring a person to buy a service from another person or a private corporation without having first actively chosen to engage...
  • Obama Works His Way Down the Wikipedia Definition of Totalitarianism

    05/16/2012 11:09:51 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 6 replies
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | Monday, April 30, 2012 | Doug Ross
    Funny how liberals try to tar conservatives, Tea Partiers and others who believe in the tenets of America's founding as some sort of nascent fascists. Because if you go down the official totalitarian checklist, it's the progressive movement that is ticking off the requisite agenda items, one by one. Totalitarianism (or totalitarian rule) is a political system where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible.[2] Totalitarian regimes stay in political power through an all-encompassing propaganda campaign, which is disseminated through the state-controlled mass media, a single...
  • Obama: The Professor of Moronic Laws

    04/04/2012 11:13:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Dewey From Detroit ^ | 4-4-2012 | Dewey From Detroit
    He claims to have a copy of one of Obama’s final exam questions from his U of C class on constitutional law: I have a copy of one of his final exams. It is a long hypothetical involving civil rights, which begins thus: “In part, Hardsville’s racial isolation is the result of white flight and the limited economic means at the disposal of the black community. It is also well documented, however, that Hardsville’s racial isolation arose in part due to decisions by a white-controlled city government prior to the seventies that were purposely discriminatory.”
  • Can Obama's Relection be a Good Thing for Conservatives?

    03/30/2012 2:25:10 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 178 replies
    Red County ^ | 3/30/12 | Ben Barrack
    Conservatives are disheartened. It's becoming increasingly apparent that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee in the fight to defeat Barack Obama. If four years of Jimmy Carter so awakened Republican voters that they nominated Ronald Reagan, why has nearly four years of Jimmy Carter on steroids so sedated Republican voters that they've decided to nominate the equivalent of Gerald Ford as the best option for defeating him? In large part, the establishment insists on it and, like Obama, seems disinterested in the will of the people. This establishment is so invested in Romney that it is overlooking the potential...
  • THIS ISN'T ABOUT TRAYVON

    03/26/2012 5:02:45 PM PDT · by shortstop · 80 replies · 31+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 03/26/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    I didn’t shoot Trayvon Martin. And neither did the nation, the police or the criminal justice system. It wasn’t his hoodie or the gun law or what it means to be black in America. It was two guys in a Florida subdivision. One of them was a 17-year-old who seems to have been innocent. The other was a 28-year-old who seems to have been belligerent. How it went down, we don’t yet know. One guy had a bloody head, the other guy had a bullet hole. One was a mostly model citizen, the other was a mostly model student. And...
  • Just What The Doctor Ordered? Ron Paul In Iowa

    12/21/2011 12:43:11 PM PST · by Billlknowles · 20 replies
    WeArePolitics ^ | 12/21/2011 | Bill Knowles
    I want to preface this by stating the obvious: I am not a Ron Paul supporter. I am, however, a supporter of former Speaker Newt Gingrich. Now that I got my disclaimer out of the way I want to make comments about the Iowa Caucuses. Over the past few weeks poll after poll have been taken in Iowa. For a while, Gingrich had a hefty lead there, but now it appears that Congressman Paul has surged to a top tier status in the Hawkeye state, even passing Romney and Gingrich in one poll. But how can this phenomenon be explained?...
  • Exclusive: Perry's pre-planned talking points for Tuesday's debate revealed [Vanity]

    10/10/2011 9:54:51 AM PDT · by AdamBomb · 35 replies
    Leo Oshkoch ^ | 10/10/2011 | Leo Oshkosh
    "Dang, Dang, Dang notin' but xenophobes in this here dang ole' place.. I tell u what, i try to help ..uh..er...u well...uh.. u know...er...mexican kids..and these here xenophobes hatin' on me. gosh dangit."
  • Occupy Wall Street List of Demands

    Here is a list of demands from the communists that are protesting in various cities throughout the United States as per their web site, Occupy Wall Street.org. These demands are so far out in left field and show such a lack of understanding of economics that I will restrain from any further commentary beyond this. Their demands center on the fact that they believe they are owed something rather than realizing that life rewards effort. Their demands are even more absurd when you consider that most of these people believe in Darwinism and his survival of the fittest theory. Therefore,...
  • RICK PERRY...NO GOOD RINO (here's the proof)

    09/21/2011 5:44:06 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 140 replies
    I'm Shocked. Here I was ready to throw my support behind this RINO. Everyone on here was right, he's NO GOOD!
  • Of Space Shuttles and Pyramids

    07/26/2011 9:30:30 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 77 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 07/26/11 | Shout Bits
    The final Space Shuttle mission ended last week, amidst calls for Washington to cut spending. The Shuttle program cost over $200bln, not to mention 14 lives, while giving little in return. Clearly a Shuttle launch was a majestic site; no one had ever assembled a machine so complicated that had to perform perfectly. Still, at over $400 million per pop, these are expensive warm-fuzzy moments. The Shuttles’ accomplishments were few. They launched satellites that could have been delivered to orbit cheaper by unmanned rockets. They built a space station that replaced an existing station – both of which served no...
  • Roll Call Column: The GOP Might Want to Rethink the Paul Ryan Boomlet

    05/26/2011 2:25:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 05/26/2011 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Rep. Paul Ryan, who has been in Congress for a little more than a dozen years, isn’t exactly an overnight success. But the Wisconsin lawmaker’s new status as unassailable GOP economic guru elevates the seven-term Congressman to a level that may be dangerous both for him and his party. More than a few conservatives, from intellectual-turned-kingmaker Bill Kristol to writer and talking head Jonah Goldberg, have already urged Ryan to run for the White House next year. Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin has written that “there is no good reason for Ryan to avoid a presidential run,” while House Majority...
  • Pro-Life v Pro-Choice: A Conservative Justification for a Third Option

    01/12/2010 5:10:45 PM PST · by T Christopher · 22 replies · 754+ views
    REPUBLICAN REDEFINED ^ | T Christopher
    When the issue of Abortion arises, there are essentially two camps – Pro-Choice and Pro-Life. Contemporary politics, or at least common uses of the labels, would lead you to believe the following about the two groups. The first believes in a woman’s right to have dominion over her own body and hence, believes she has the “choice” to determine if she will carry a pregnancy to term. The latter believes that life begins at conception, and that any subsequent taking of that life is the moral and/or legal equivalent to murder. The second camp is the home of the group...
  • Why so series?...hugh?

    01/11/2010 7:00:31 PM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 69 replies · 1,760+ views
    Free Republic | today | me
    "bandwidththief; bloggymcblogger; blogpimp; blogselfpromo; blogspam; checkoutmyblog; comeseemyblog; didjareadmyblog; ihaveablog; iminteresting; listentome; lookatme; payattentiontome; pimpmyblog; readme; readmyblog; readmyramblings; trollingforhits" ? NO HARM NO FOUL NO FREEPERHATE. :)
  • Wow Censored!

    12/31/2009 9:37:42 AM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 166 replies · 4,187+ views
    A Tic In The Mind's Eye ^ | 12/31/2009 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    Got a post censored from Free Republic for a political humor post about the wikipedia update that said Rush Limbaugh was dead. How is that any different than this? I guess Free Republic isn't that free after all...
  • Clearing the Smoke on Obama’s Eligibility: An Intelligence Investigator’s June 10 Report

    10/27/2009 4:33:18 PM PDT · by Western Journalism · 442 replies · 9,286+ views
    Western Journalism ^ | July 18, 2009
    Editors Note: In December ‘08 a retired CIA officer commissioned an investigator to look into the Barack Obama birth certificate and eligibility issue. On July 21, 2009 westernjournalism.com obtained a copy of the investigator’s report. Here is an unedited version of the report. June 10, 2009 Report, updated July 18, 2009 The Territorial Public Health Statistics Act in the 1955 Revised Laws of Hawaii I think that I now understand the legal background to the question of where Obama was born. Let’s begin with the statement that Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the Director of the Hawaii Department of Health released on...
  • Marijuana Federalism: New Obama Federal Marijuana Policy In Line With Constitution

    10/19/2009 6:49:21 PM PDT · by stevelackner · 233 replies · 3,924+ views
    STEVELACKNER.COM ^ | October 19, 2009 | Steven W. Lackner
    The AP reports that "federal drug agents won't pursue pot-smoking patients or their sanctioned suppliers in states that allow medical marijuana, under new legal guidelines to be issued Monday by the Obama administration. Two Justice Department officials described the new policy to The Associated Press, saying prosecutors will be told it is not a good use of their time to arrest people who use or provide medical marijuana in strict compliance with state law. The guidelines to be issued by the department do, however, make it clear that agents will go after people whose marijuana distribution goes beyond what is...
  • PA Gift to Pope: a Piece of Cement Security Barrier

    05/13/2009 1:55:30 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 9 replies · 686+ views
    Israel National News ^ | May 13, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas welcomed Pope Benedict XVI in Bethlehem in Wednesday morning, where his gift to the Catholic leader was a part of the cement separation-security barrier that Israel built to stop suicide bombers from blowing up soldiers and civilians.
  • What Sarah Palin represents to Presidential Politics

    09/07/2008 8:03:13 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 87 replies · 337+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | September 7, 2008 | Jeff Head
    Sarah Palin is going to shake the Democratic leftist-liberal house to its foundation, and then bring it down...in fact, she's already doing so. She, her family, their faith, their values, and their story represent the absolute refutation of all the tired old liberal mantras and victimology that they malignantly use to mentally, psychologically, and financially enslave whole classes of people. From women's rights, to family values, to gun rights, to abortion, to energy policy, to taxation, to envrionmentalism, to fundamental governing principal, to U.S. soveriegnty and independence, and on and on...she is a wrecking ball to the leftist, libneral, socialist...
  • A glimpse of the 9/10/2001 world…is this where we want to go?

    10/11/2006 3:25:46 PM PDT · by PierreLegrand · 5 replies · 544+ views
    UPDATED: Get mad! Hot Air with Rep Shays going off! Bout time! National Review all hot and bothered. It gets right down to this none of the complaints against the Republicans, and many are legitimate, stand up as important against the continued prosecution of the war. The Democrats are simply not serious about defending us. Furthermore to compare Democrats morality against Republican morality is hilarious…can you say Sen Kennedy and a dead mistress? We cannot afford to lose this election because you (conservatives) didn’t vote. Send money, send moral support, man the phones, knock on doors…after we win we can...
  • Bush should thank lazy, illiterate liberals!

    08/14/2006 11:05:49 AM PDT · by inductivist.blogspot.com · 1 replies · 224+ views
    The Inductivist ^ | August 14, 2006 | Ron Guhname
    Bush should thank lazy, illiterate liberals! I was interested in how true is the idea that Democrats lose votes because people sympathetic to their views are less likely to vote, and due to high school dropouts not voting as much. Here's the breakdown of the percent who voted in the presidential election in 2000: Percent voting in 2000 Extremely liberal 60.2% Liberal 61.8 Slightly liberal 67.2 Moderates 59.9 Slightly conservative 70.2 Conservative 74.2 Extremely conservative 70.5 Look at the lazy liberals! God bless 'em! They are no more likely to vote than moderates. I was told that liberals are the...
  • Headin' South - Going Left

    04/09/2006 8:36:50 PM PDT · by BenjaminHackett · 3 replies · 251+ views
    BenjaminHackett.com ^ | 04/10/2006 | Benjamin Hackett
    Latin America is taking a hard turn to the left. For those that thought the end of the Cold War meant a spreading of capitalist values and peace throughout the western hemisphere, it is now time to wake up. Crime is on the rise in Marxist Venezuela. President Chávez’s numerous speeches have encouraged the criminal element to carry out attacks on the Venezuelan upper-middle and upper classes. Chávez dreams of revolution, even sweet-talking leaders in Moscow and Beijing. The New York Times reported that “The Center of Economic Investigations, an economic consulting firm in Caracas, issued a study recently that...
  • A McCarthy Moment At the Alito Hearing

    01/12/2006 10:53:05 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 14 replies · 546+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/12/06 | Purple Mountains
    I’m sure many of you are too young, and the rest of you probably don’t remember the moment when Senator McCarthy’s putrid career came to an end. I remember it as if it were yesterday; I was a college student at Northeastern University, a cooperative college where you work at a course-related job for several weeks and then go to school for several weeks. I happened to be working at my co-op job at Dennison Manufacturing Company in Framingham, Massachusetts, where the company maintained a recreation area for their employees. We were at lunch watching the Army-McCarthy hearings on TV...
  • Bush Supporters Just Say Anything (Bushbot mods will zot anyone at random, just because)

    01/05/2006 7:19:45 PM PST · by southerndethcult · 72 replies · 1,672+ views
    CaseAgainstBush.com ^ | 1/6/06 | southerndethcult
    Bush "Recession" Has Lower Unemployment Rate, Higher Stock Prices than Clinton's "Economic Boom" The stock market closed Friday, December 29, 2001 up 5.68%, at 10136.99. The last week of December 1995, in the midst of the so-called Clinton economic boom, the stock market closed at 5098. The unemployment rate, which was 4.9% when the World Trade Center was destroyed September 11th, had risen by the end of October 2001, to 5.0%, rising .3% from the time George W. Bush was sworn into office in January 2001. During the economic boom we heard so much about from the media during the...
  • No More Aid Without Accountability

    07/08/2005 7:30:59 AM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 1 replies · 151+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 06/08/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    The only thing more disappointing than young people ignoring the important world events that are happening all around them is to know that what little they do hear about these issues comes from completely ignorant pop entertainment icons. Did someone say, "Live 8"? Read More... Craig DeLuzVisit The Home of Uncommon Sense www.craigdeluz.com
  • Can a Curse become a Blessing?

    05/30/2005 6:37:13 AM PDT · by qandablogger · 3 replies · 398+ views
    Questions and Answers ^ | 5/30/05 | Wayne M
    It was a beautiful spring evening just after work and I was walking the few blocks to where my car was parked. I noticed a gentleman that I had met just a week or so prior, on a previous hike out to our parked cars. The first time we met he was walking with another acquaintance of mine and we barley exchanged names, but at least I knew I had met him before. This time would be different.
  • Are you free, woman? Take this fun, easy quiz?

    05/29/2005 5:48:19 AM PDT · by directorblue · 8 replies · 476+ views
    Directorblue's Blog ^ | 5/29/05 | Directorblue
    The crew at Pow3rline points us to this exceptional shredding of Erica Jong at, of all places, the Huffington Post. "1. Are you allowed to drive a car? Y/N 2. Must you be accompanied at all times in public by a male escort? Y/N 3. If you were to say "what the hell" and drive to the mall by yourself, would you be immediately surrounded by bat-wielding male police officers? Y/N 4. Could you be beaten for saying “what the hell”? Y/N 5. When you go outside on a hot summer day, can you wear shorts and a t-shirt? Y/N...
  • Learn Capitalism from my blog!

    05/20/2005 1:46:36 PM PDT · by mojojockey · 15 replies · 418+ views
    Capitalism's Truths ^ | Josh Mathes
    Take a look at my blog Capitalism's Truths! A good way to learn the Truths of Capitalism!
  • (Vanity) Can you help out the conservative punk band "Attila and the Huns"?

    05/01/2005 11:16:41 PM PDT · by jeffo · 8 replies · 362+ views
    Hi, I am the Dad of "Attila and the Huns", a rock/punk band that has had numerous songs debut here on Free Republic (for instance, the Michael Moore skewering Hateful Lies and the post-election "nyah nyah" The Better Man Won. The band is one of 28 in the Orlando region picked to compete in a competition sponsored by Zippo Lighters... first prize includes an actual tour. Friends, if you have enjoyed these kids' work in the past, please go to their site (www.aath.net) and click on the banner for the Zippo Hot Tour. You'll have to register, but once you...
  • Duck and Recover: Recovered memories provide basis for priest's child rape convictions

    02/18/2005 7:13:31 AM PST · by Chris Haire · 138+ views
    A jury in Boston convicted former priest Paul Shanley of child rape last week. The testimony of the lone accuser to take the stand was based on repressed memories recovered only after the initial allegations against Shanley first surfaced in 2002. Three other men had earlier claimed that they too were sexually abused by Shanley, but their cases were dropped by the prosecution. The defense only called one witness: Elizabeth Loftus, one of the nation's leaders in the fight to discredit repressed memories. Her high profile role has brought her praise and criticism. To some she is "a hired gun...
  • Michael Savage, going, going, gon.....

    01/26/2005 10:16:02 AM PST · by Rightliner.com · 59 replies · 1,933+ views
    Rightliner.com
    Michael Savage is going, going, gone? Michael Savage when I first starting listening to him, seemed to be the only guy who would just - tell it like it is! Hey, he still does. I don't know that he really preaches conservatism, but certainly bashes liberalism - and stupidity non-stop. He will also rip Bush for Illegal Aliens, and wasting of money - where other talk show hosts, won't really do it (hey, at least not with passion - admit it!) However, Michael Savage  has got a problem(s). I think he's lazy maybe - at least compared to the other...
  • Tsunami Tsurfers

    12/29/2004 9:38:40 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 15 replies · 776+ views
    The Informed Citizen ^ | 12/29/04 | vanity
    Here they come: "surfing" their way through the suffering victims of the worst disaster in modern times. I call 'em "Tsunami Tsurfers". Click on link to discover why.
  • U.S. Relies on Admittedly Bogus Lie Detector in War on Terror

    12/02/2004 1:06:46 AM PST · by George Maschke · 23 replies · 860+ views
    AntiPolygraph.org ^ | Dec. 2, 2004 | self
    The website of the National Institute of Truth Verification, which markets the Computerized Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) -- a purported voice-based lie detector -- confirms that the U.S. Government is using this device for intelligence purposes in the war on terror. And yet the manufacturer has admitted in court that the device "is not capable of lie detection." See, Federal Use of CVSA Confirmed.
  • Calling All Freepers and Strongly Opinionated Conservatives!

    11/02/2004 7:04:41 PM PST · by Jordan_Gustin · 18 replies · 196+ views
    The Gustin Review | November 2, 2004 | Jordan Gustin
    Please read the entire message, this may be important information to you... Hello Freepers! My name is Jordan Gustin and I am new to FreeRepublic, but I am excited to be a member. Of all of the conservative forum/opinion sites I've visited, FreeRepublic has the most passionate and opinionated conservatives! It's about time we conservatives voiced our opinions to the world (the liberals are too loud!) and I am excited to finally find a place where I belong. It is one of my life's goals to voice my opinion and beliefs to as many people who will listen... to become...
  • Why O'Reilly Trashed the Swift Boat Vets?

    10/19/2004 2:36:15 PM PDT · by drill_ANWR · 10 replies · 475+ views
    Capital Ideas ^ | 10/19/2004 | psitol_pete@capitalideasblog.com
    As if O'Reilly doesn't have enough trouble stirring around him these days.... Last night on Factor he and Kerry biographer, Douglas Brinkley, had a smooch-fest to celebrate the paperback release of Brinkleys's Tour of Duty. Left unsaid, by both, was the fact that O'Reilly publicly praised Brinkley's book before its original, hardback printing. Can we say, "HUGE CONFLICT OF INTEREST"? In fact, the obviously love-struck Brinkley liked O'Reilly's thumbs-up so much they both agreed to publish....