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  • Scott DesJarlais don't need no stinkin' bullets

    10/18/2010 4:39:25 AM PDT · by alnick · 1 replies | 101410 | Glenn
    Copied from a discussion at Has anyone else heard the ad put out by the Lincoln Davis campaign slamming Scott DesJarials? In it Davis is portraying Scott as quite a troublemaker, having run ins with the law and even "firing a unloaded gun." I don't know much about either of these guys. They aren't in my district but if Scott has discoved a way to fire a gun without bullets I think he is the kind of genius we need in government. Maybe he can invent a way to run the gov. without taking any of our money.
  • Read all about President Black Alabama

    05/10/2009 2:58:43 AM PDT · by alnick · 4 replies · 556+ views
    Birmingham Weekly ^ | 05/08/09 | Matt Hooper
    So there’s this revolutionary new electronic reader for books and newspapers from Amazon called Kindle DX. It kinda looks like offspring of a PDA and a video iPod. Amazon has a virtual library of more than 275,000 works you can download to the device and read on the go. The hope is that Kindle will serve as the missing link that connects the old world of print with the new world of digital, thereby saving the former. But first, it’s going to need to learn how to properly address the President of the United States. Right now, it’s calling him...
  • Netanyahu to form Israeli government

    02/20/2009 4:05:17 AM PST · by alnick · 22 replies · 682+ views ^ | 02/20/09
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli President Shimon Peres has chosen hard-line Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new government. Friday's announcement means Netanyahu now has six weeks to put together a ruling coalition. The question is whether Netanyahu will form a narrow hard-line coalition government or a broad government along with his centrist rival, Kadima leader Tzipi Livni.
  • Charlie Daniels Invited to Become the Next Member of the Grand Ole Opry

    11/19/2007 10:07:11 PM PST · by alnick · 36 replies · 89+ views ^ | 11/19/07
    Charlie Daniels Invited to Become the Next Member of the Grand Ole Opry Martina McBride Extends Surprise Invitation During Daniels' Christmas For Kids Benefit Show Legendary country superstar Charlie Daniels was surprised with an invitation to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry this evening. Daniels was hosting his annual Christmas For Kids benefit show at the historic Ryman Auditorium when Opry member Martina McBride delivered the surprise Opry invitation. After McBride walked on stage with what appeared to be a Christmas gift for Daniels, she opened the small box she was holding to reveal a Christmas card...
  • Cheap, safe drug kills most cancers

    02/02/2007 7:33:20 PM PST · by alnick · 50 replies · 2,316+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 23 January 2007 | Andy Coghlan
    New Scientist has received an unprecedented amount of interest in this story from readers. If you would like up-to-date information on any plans for clinical trials of DCA in patients with cancer, or would like to donate towards a fund for such trials, please visit the site set up by the University of Alberta and the Alberta Cancer Board. We will also follow events closely and will report any progress as it happens. It sounds almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by switching off their “immortality”. The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA),...
  • Post your Healthy Recipes here

    05/23/2006 3:30:57 PM PDT · by alnick · 30 replies · 1,050+ views
    A Freeper asked me for some healthy recipes by freepmail, and it occurred to me that it would be nice to have a thread where Freepers could post their healthy recipes. Could be a great resource. This muffin recipe is really versatile. Buttermilk Bran Muffins 2 cups wheat bran (I use 1 cup oat bran and 1 cup flax meal, but 2 cups of oat or wheat bran would do) 1 cup Splenda (use the kind that measures the same as sugar as opposed to the type that is concentrated) 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking...
  • Heads Up! Fox News is about to discuss the weekly Juan Smackdown

    04/30/2006 7:39:29 PM PDT · by alnick · 18 replies · 1,864+ views
    Fox News | 4/30/06 | me
    Fox News is running a 10th Anniversary Special. They're about to discuss the weekly Juan slapdown by Brit.
  • Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner-- President Not Amused?

    04/30/2006 2:44:57 PM PDT · by alnick · 123 replies · 8,993+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | April 29, 2006 | E&P Staff
    WASHINGTON A blistering comedy “tribute” to President Bush by Comedy Central’s faux talk show host Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night left George and Laura Bush unsmiling at its close. Earlier, the president had delivered his talk to the 2700 attendees, including many celebrities and top officials, with the help of a Bush impersonator. Colbert, who spoke in the guise of his talk show character, who ostensibly supports the president strongly, urged the Bush to ignore his low approval ratings, saying they were based on reality, “and reality has a well-known liberal bias.” He attacked those...
  • Please pray for my Godson, who is going to Iraq

    04/20/2006 8:34:22 AM PDT · by alnick · 54 replies · 635+ views
    4/20/06 | Me
    My best friend called this morning, in a panic, because her baby, Tracey, will be deployed to Iraq in a few months. Turns out he finagled a transfer because he wants to go. She's proud of him, but also very frightened. So please pray for not only Tracey, but Nora as well. Mainly pray for Tracey's safety and his mom's peace of mind, but also for their general well being. Thanks. I'm proud of my Godson. :-)
  • Political Color (FNC Special Report Political Grapevine)

    04/16/2006 11:32:21 AM PDT · by alnick · 10 replies · 716+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/14/06 | Aaron Bruns
    Political Color In his new book "Politics Lost," Time magazine columnist Joe Klein complains about today's colorless political figures. He cites Teresa Heinz Kerry as a notable exception, but also talks about the problems that can cause. Klein recounts that at the 2004 Democratic Convention, Heinz Kerry tried to prevent vice presidential candidate John Edwards from joining her husband onstage before she did, insisting, "I am the spouse. I go first." Unable to reason with the woman, Klein writes, a young aide waited until the end of Kerry's speech then "blocked Teresa with both arms, turned his head, and yelled...
  • Please pray for my recovery

    03/09/2006 1:27:09 PM PST · by alnick · 579 replies · 7,756+ views
    I've just been diagnosed with malignant carcinoid which has spread to the liver. Going for CT tomorrow to determine the extent of this thing. Please pray that we've found it in time and for my full recovery, and especially for strenght and comfort for my family. Thank you.
  • Anyone have experience with Satellite Internet?

    02/06/2006 3:05:20 PM PST · by alnick · 99 replies · 3,285+ views
    2/6/06 | me
    I've moved to an area where neither DSL nor cable internet is available. It appears that my only high speed options are DirectWay or Wild Blue, both satellite. I'd love to hear some feedback from users or former users of these services. Thanks.
  • Looking for pics of Troops in Iraq being greeted with flowers, etc.

    01/13/2006 5:35:58 AM PST · by alnick · 8 replies · 549+ views
    Various | 12/13/06 | me
    I'm looking for pictures of our troops being greeted in Iraq with flowers, as well as the pictures of Iraqis kissing pictures of President Bush, and other pictures which show the Iraqis welcomed us. Thanks.
  • Louisiana man captures home video of Katrina (Incredible footage)

    01/01/2006 3:34:01 PM PST · by alnick · 15 replies · 2,333+ views
    KATU ^ | 12/23/05 | Kennard Jackley
    SLIDELL, La. - A Louisiana man who stayed home when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast spent his time during the storm capturing video of the destruction. Kennard Jackley of Slidell is retired from the Merchant Marines and spent his life out at sea. He has never evacuated during a hurricane and stayed behind for this one, although he did send his wife to Texas. He captured home video of the waters of Lake Pontchartrain as they rose outside and ended up sending him to the second story of his home. Jackley estimates that Katrina did about $50,000 of damage...
  • I was just called by an NBC pollster

    12/10/2005 8:28:04 AM PST · by alnick · 103 replies · 2,710+ views
    nbc ^ | 12/10/05 | me
    I was just called by an NBC pollster. I found it interesting that I was first asked if I think the country is headed in the right or wrong direction, and only after I answered "right," did the man ask my age, and then tell me, "Oh, I'm sorry. The computer is screening for age groups and we're not looking for opinions from your age group at this time. Maybe we'll call you for your opinion later." Now, it seems to me that they're screening for right way/wrong way opinions as opposed to age group. Why else would they have...
  • Vote for "Bush was Right" by The Right Brothers to be played on MTV's Total Request Live

    12/02/2005 4:45:43 AM PST · by alnick · 53 replies · 1,676+ views ^ | 12/2/05 |
    Go here to vote. Scroll down and click on the radio button by "other." Then Fill in the title, "Bush was Right," and the band, "The Right Brothers." Put a POLITE (please) comment in the box. Together we can make MTV take notice of The Right Brothers, who BTW have some great music out. Take a moment to visit their web site and listen to samples of their music. I own their CDs and listen to them often. Anyway, this is a campaign organized by to get people to the MTV site to attempt to get the conservative message...
  • St. Tammany Parish (Louisiana) businesses desperate for workers

    11/23/2005 4:47:44 AM PST · by alnick · 13 replies · 558+ views ^ | 11/22/05 | Christine Harvey
    It's never been so easy to find a job in St. Tammany Parish. Maybe not a glamorous one, but a job nonetheless. An entry-level job that requires little or no skill. A job that once paid $8 an hour but now offers a signing bonus of $6,000. Employers would give their eye teeth to fill these jobs, which have come available in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Each day they lose more and more money because they don't have enough people flipping burgers, washing dishes or selling plywood.
  • 1 Dead in Attic

    11/20/2005 4:28:01 AM PST · by alnick · 10 replies · 1,038+ views
    Times-Picayune ^ | 11/5/05 | Chris Rose
    Eliot Kamenitz/Times-Picayune A home on St. Roch is marked with paint from emergency workers: 1 dead in attic Tuesday, November 15, 2005 By Chris Rose Times-Picayune I live on The Island, where much has the appearance of Life Goes On. Gas stations, bars, pizza joints, joggers, strollers, dogs, churches, shoppers, neighbors, even garage sales. Sometimes trash and mail service, sometimes not. It sets to mind a modicum of complacency that maybe everything is all right. But I have this terrible habit of getting into my car every two or three days and driving into the Valley Down Below, that vast...
  • Slidell thanks Marines who've helped rebuild

    09/21/2005 5:38:56 PM PDT · by alnick · 11 replies · 749+ views
    Slidell Sentry ^ | 9/21/05 | Matthew Penix
    SLIDELL - They expected to see devastation. They anticipated horrific scenes of overturned cars and homes swallowed by water. But after nearly two exhausting weeks of working 12-hour days to help clean Slidell and area schools, the 100 or so U.S. Marines camping at Bonne Ecole Elementary School never expected to see a Mardi Gras parade. Then, on Friday night, just as dusk faded to night, the stereo receiver clicked on. Zydeco music shot through the parking lot where the Marines gathered, and several Slidell Rotary Club members burst through the school's doors dressed in lavish Mardi Gras attire. The...
  • Any news of Katrina impact to Slidell, Louisiana?

    08/29/2005 5:19:13 PM PDT · by alnick · 6 replies · 1,174+ views
    Sorry for the vanity. I'm in Tennessee with no news from home. Katrina passed right over my town, but I can find no info. I only have internet access for a few minutes and am trying to find out how Slidell, Louisiana fared. Please let me know if you can share any news. Thanks.
  • The Tony Snow Show Thread, Wednesday, August 10, 2005

    08/10/2005 5:44:45 AM PDT · by alnick · 256 replies · 3,892+ views
    Fox News Radio | 8/10/05 | Tony snow
       Guests and topics on Tony's show today include: Now that space shuttle Discovery has returned safely to Earth after a perilous trip, Tony looks at whether privately funded space flight will eventually eclipse government sponsored ones. Tony will talk to the man behind the private space flight, Burt Rutan. Jeanine Pirro, the Republican District Attorney from Westchester, hopes to challenge Hillary Clinton in the 2006 election. Renowned political guru Dick Morris will join to provide his insight about the 2006 NY Senate race.   Confirmation hearings won't begin for a month, but the liberal attacks are ratcheting up against the...
  • Osama Bin Laden's Niece being interviewed on CNBC now

    07/11/2005 7:12:14 PM PDT · by alnick · 25 replies · 1,928+ views
    cnbc | 7/11/05 | cnbc
    Osama Bin Laden's niece is giving an interview on CNBC now.
  • Heads up! Zell Miller on C-Span II beginning NOW.

    06/05/2005 6:00:48 PM PDT · by alnick · 15 replies · 664+ views
    C-SPAN II | 6/5/05 | Zell Miller
    Zell's on C-Span II now.
  • Allegations pour salt in family's wounds

    05/21/2005 3:46:52 PM PDT · by alnick · 12 replies · 756+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/21/05 | Keith O'Brien
    HAMMOND -- As a boy, family members recalled, Louis David Lamonica never cursed or smoked. He was called to serve the Lord, said his sister Liz Lamonica Roberts on Friday, and he wanted to be a preacher just like his daddy. And so when news broke this week that Lamonica, 45, and seven other members of his church in Hammond were arrested for allegedly participating in, or failing to report, sex acts with children, family members were horrified. It's not that Lamonica has been perfect over the years. To the contrary, family members said Friday that he has been filled,...
  • Bush still holds big lead in Louisiana (1/3 of white Democrats said they intended to vote for Bush.)

    10/26/2004 4:11:15 PM PDT · by alnick · 11 replies · 537+ views
    President George Bush has a nice-sized lead over Senator John Kerry in Louisiana, according to a UNO poll conducted over the past week. Pollster Susan Howell and 40 students surveyed 700 registered voters across the state and Bush was favored over Kerry by a margin of 48 percent to 40 percent. Two percent of the voters favored Ralph Nader and the rest were undecided or wouldn't say. Howell said that the poll showed that race and feelings about Iraq were the top factors in deciding who a voter supported, with two-thirds of white voters supporting Bush and 71 percent of...
  • Who saw Letterman's take on Kerry's Midnight Speech? I'm stunned.

    09/03/2004 4:09:00 PM PDT · by alnick · 21 replies · 791+ views
    I just watched the funny clip that was played at the end of Special Report tonight. My jaw dropped. I wish I could get it verbatim, but I'm doing to do the best I can with it. They spliced some footage of Kerry's midnight speech, which ended up showing Kerry at the podium, saying, "As president I will allow the islamofascists to penetrate and destablize the United States." My quote isn't exact, but it's close.
  • VC the Flying Dog (Kerry caught in another lie)

    08/25/2004 4:36:13 AM PDT · by alnick · 70 replies · 2,210+ views
    Fox & Friends ^ | 8/25/04 | Fox News guest
    I just caught the tail end of an interview with a columnist whose name I didn't catch, who said that John Kerry answered a written question about his favorite dog with yet another lie about his four months on the swift boats. I remember reading that Kerry's answer to the question began, "When I was in Viet Nam..." Well, he said they had found a dog in VN and named him VC. Now, the story goes, VC was on the swift boat with them when the boat hit a mine. The dog was thrown from the boat, flew through the...
  • Psycho Democrats Web Ad

    06/30/2004 6:02:22 AM PDT · by alnick · 27 replies · 395+ views
    Junkyardblog ^ | 6/30/04 | junkyardblog
    Y'all have to see this web ad I just found. I did a search for "psycho democrats" and couldn't find this already posted. If this is a duplicate, I apologize. Follow the link, click on Quick Time, Real Media, or Windows Media, and enjoy.
  • Al Gore's Book, "Joined at the Heart" at the Dollar Store for $1

    06/07/2004 3:33:44 PM PDT · by alnick · 3 replies · 138+ views
    Dollar Tree Store | 6/7/04 | Al Gore
    I was in the Dollar Tree (everything in the store sells for $1) a few minutes ago and saw a table with Al Gore's book, published in November 2002, "Joined at the Heart," for sale for $1. The hardback edition. May his TV network be as successful. :-)
  • Laura Bush on C-Span NOW

    05/23/2004 6:58:34 PM PDT · by alnick · 13 replies · 32+ views
    C-Span ^ | 5/23/04 | C-Span
    Laura Bush is coming on C-SPAN now.
  • Prison Guard Calls Abuse Routine and Sometimes Amusing

    05/17/2004 9:47:04 PM PDT · by alnick · 39 replies · 242+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/16/04 | KATE ZERNIKE
    In a sworn statement to investigators, Pfc. Lynndie England explained the mystery of why soldiers at Abu Ghraib took pictures of detainees masturbating and piled naked with plastic sandbags over their heads by saying, "We thought it looked funny so pictures were taken." [snip] "Picture 000015 was basically us fooling around," she said, pointing to a photograph of detainees stacked naked in different positions in 1A, the area of the prison where the soldiers now charged with abuse worked. "She wanted a picture because she wrote `I'm a rapist' on one of the detainees," Private England explained, pointing to two...
  • Monsoor Ijaz to testify before 9/11 commission

    03/28/2004 1:36:20 PM PST · by alnick · 276 replies · 1,178+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 3/28/04 | me
    Please forgive the vanity, but I've done a search and cannot find any reference to this. I saw Monsoor Ijaz on FNC an hour or so ago, and he said that he has been asked to testify before the 9/11 commission. He appeared to be anxious to do so. If this has been posted elsewhere, I'll ask the mod to take this down.
  • Sharpton left out of Louisiana primary

    01/31/2004 10:59:53 PM PST · by alnick · 23 replies · 95+ views
    The Advertiser ^ | 1/31/04 | Todd Billiot
    <p>LAFAYETTE — It was a race down to the final minutes of qualifying for Democratic presidential candidate the Rev. Al Sharpton of New York.</p> <p>But a payment mix-up will leave Sharpton out of the open primary in Louisiana on March 9. The deadline for candidates’ to register was Friday.</p>
  • Bush plugs churches as the vehicles for social change (Bush to visit church in New Orleans projects)

    01/14/2004 8:47:34 PM PST · by alnick · 1 replies · 59+ views
    AP ^ | 1/14/04 | CAIN BURDEAU
    <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When President Bush comes to New Orleans on Thursday to vaunt his ideas that federal dollars should go to church-affiliated social programs, he will be speaking to a sympathetic audience.</p> <p>"Historically, churches have always been a pro-active advocate and activist in the community," said Marion R. Taylor, who is in charge of a faith-based initiative to help New Orleans homeless. "People always go to the church for help, especially here in the South."</p>
  • You know you're a New Orleans native if ...

    08/17/2003 9:54:08 AM PDT · by alnick · 87 replies · 4,067+ views
    Gambit Weekly ^ | 5/97 | Gambit Weekly
    You know you're a New Orleans native if... ...You proudly claim that 'Monkey Hill' is the highest point in Louisiana. ...You drive your car up onto the 'neutral ground' if it rains steadily and heavily for more than two hours. ...You have 'flood' insurance. ...Someone asks for an address by compass directions and you say it's 'Uptown, downtown, backatown, riverside or lakeside.' ...Your idea of a 'cruise ship' is the Canal Street ferry, and your idea of a 'foreign cruise ship' is the Chalmette ferry. ...Your burial plot is six feet 'over' rather than six feet 'under.' ...You know the...
  • Help me refute this, please.

    08/09/2003 6:27:12 AM PDT · by alnick · 31 replies · 552+ views
    A software forum ^ | 7/30/03 | Some lefty
    I'm putting together a response to this and could use a little help. There are surely articles from reputable sources here that will refute most or all of this person's points, but I know that I won't be able to find them all. I'm searching for these as well, but could use the input from anyone interested in helping. Here's what I'm responding to: "Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent.” State of the Union Address – 1/28/2003 Not a drop of any...
  • Bubba "endorses" Mary Landrieu

    12/05/2002 10:13:34 AM PST · by alnick · 14 replies · 263+ views
    Local Radio Ad | 12/5/02 | Me
    I heard a radio ad today, paid for by the Terrell campaign, that featured a Clinton impersonator endorsing Mary Landrieu. Among other things, "Bubba" said: "Mary Landrieu is so liberal, she may be closer to Hillary than I am." "All of my Hollywood friends just love Mary." "Landrieu will fit in just fine in Washington." Terrell cleaned up corruption in her last office. I sure hope that Terrell doesn't end up in the U.S. Senate. She'll ruin all the fun."
  • Prayer request for my autistic brother

    11/25/2002 7:10:09 PM PST · by alnick · 22 replies · 214+ views
    11/25/2002 | me
    My brother Terry is going in for a biopsy of the prostate on December 7. My dad just had surgery for prostate cancer this July, and your prayers helped, so I'm here to ask for more. :-) My brother is very special. He's 46 years old and severely autistic. He doesn't speak at all. Other than that, he's a lot like the Dustin Hoffman character in Rain Main. He's been evaluated at a three-year-old level. My dad had the same type of biopsy that Terry is scheduled for a few months back, and he said that it is quite painful....
  • Landrieu on top in SLU poll

    11/12/2002 4:14:35 PM PST · by alnick · 97 replies · 273+ views
    WWL TV New Orleans ^ | 11/12/02 | WWLTV
    HAMMOND -- A poll released Tuesday by Southeastern Louisiana University shows incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu leading Republican challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell in the U.S. Senate runoff. Landrieu received 51.4 percent to Terrell’s 36.4 percent in the poll of 554 Louisiana voters. Just over 12 percent of those polled were undecided or refused to state a preference. According to SLU associate professor of political science Kurt Corbello, who conducted the survey, turnout among black voters is critical to Landrieu. “The lower black voter turnout versus white voter turnout, the smaller becomes Landrieu’s lead,” Corbello writes. “If black voters turnout at a...
  • People Find $10 Bills in Mailboxes

    09/20/2002 10:06:51 AM PDT · by alnick · 33 replies · 95+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/16/02 | The Associated Press
    <p>People Find $10 Bills in Mailboxes The Associated Press Monday, September 16, 2002; 8:08 AM TURON, Kan. –– White envelopes containing $10 bills have been arriving anonymously in the mailboxes of residents of this small, south-central Kansas town. The mystery surrounding the sender's identity has confused and delighted residents of Turon, population 436.</p>
  • Gov. Foster will NOT run for Senate against Mary Landrieu

    08/23/2002 11:10:32 AM PDT · by alnick · 77 replies · 323+ views
    Gov. Foster of Louisiana has just announced that he will not run for senate. He will endorse Cooksey.
  • Louisiana congressman Sponsors Legislation to Create "In God we Trust" license plate (reserve yours)

    07/19/2002 2:26:30 PM PDT · by alnick · 7 replies · 246+ views
    ARC weekly newsletter (print) ^ | April 23, 2002 | Louisiana House New Release
    Louisiana State Representative A.G. Crowe, R-Slidell, introduced House Bill 3, which creates the "In God we Trust" specialty license plate. The bill has been signed by the Governor. The establishment of the plate requires that there is a minimum of one thousand applicants for the plate. The plate will be restricted to passenger vehicles. The Dept. of Public Safety, who would issue the plate, would collect an annual fee of $25 and disburse the money received equally to area Boy Scouts of America councils, area Girl Scoouts of America councils, and to the ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens) of Louisiana....