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  • (Vanity) Need Help - In heated Benghazi debate with unsure voters

    10/23/2016 10:07:57 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 69 replies
    vanity | Apple Pan Dowdy
    Though not in the habit of posting vanities, I am in dire need of help from FReepers today! I'm in a heated debate with some people who are unsure who they will vote for. They contend that the Benghazi tragedy happened because the Republican congress cut funding for embassy security and so Hillary is innocent. I mistakenly mentioned a stand-down order and was told thee was no such thing. Not wanting an argument about that much debated issue to cloud the real issue, Hillary, I need help explaining why she was to blame. Please help.... I'm listening
  • How Thomas Jefferson Responded to Islam in 1801 Puts Current Administration to Shame

    02/22/2015 1:41:25 PM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 13 replies
    Obama should really pick up a history book sometime, and read about how one of his predecessors, and one of our nation’s Founding Fathers, handled the threat posed by radical Islamic jihadists, way back in 1801. (Read about how Thomas Jefferson responded to radical Islamic kidnappings, beheadings, and extortion)
  • HSI, CBP in Houston seize illegally imported honey valued at $2.45 million

    01/30/2015 5:23:00 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 15 replies
    Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have seized since October illegally imported Chinese honey valued at $2.45 million destined for U.S. consumers. HSI and CBP have stepped up efforts regarding commercial fraud investigations that focus on U.S. economic, and health and safety interests. Anti-dumping schemes create a divergent market that negatively affects legitimate businesses.
  • Democrat Rep: ‘You Don’t Have a Right to Know’ What’s Going on in Your Government

    10/23/2014 6:29:40 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 31 replies
    The Tea Party News Network ^ | July 25, 2014 | Greg Campbell
    “You don’t have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government,” Democrat congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton, claimed during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. It’s amazing that America possesses even one citizen who would believe such an obvious falsehood; it’s even more outrageous that America has a representative in Congress who believes this. Video at source.
  • GEICO Gecko Puts a Fork in the Great American Experiment

    12/16/2013 5:52:00 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2013 | Marcus Ebenhack
    Have you seen GEICO's latest commercial? Where the gecko drops his tea bag in Boston Harbor and declares "I guess this party's over"? Between President Obama, his Democratic allies and operatives including the mainstream media and the Republican establishment, the Tea Party has become a quite popular and very easy target. To hear them tell it, it is the root of all evil and all that is wrong with American politics and our political discourse today. And this is what we've come to in the age of Obama. The declaration of the end of the great American experiment in self-governance...
  • Obama Meets Toto, oil spill & faith in omnipotence of government has put us in the land of Oz

    06/11/2010 4:44:54 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 40 replies · 579+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | DANIEL HENNINGER
    Two historic events happened in the Gulf of Mexico this spring: Unimaginable amounts of accidental oil rose from a hole one mile below the water's surface. Bigger than that, the federal government was exposed as the Wizard of Oz, unable to do anything about it.
  • Our Unconstitutional Census

    03/18/2010 5:50:54 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 49 replies · 1,255+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 9, 2009 | John Baker & Elliott Stonecipher
    The census will determine the apportionment of House members and Electoral College votes for each state. To accomplish these vital constitutional purposes, the enumeration should count only citizens and persons who are legal, permanent residents. But it won’t.
  • Windows 7 loosing Internet Connection at odd times

    12/06/2009 7:43:02 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 88 replies · 2,889+ views
    Please excuse the Vanity post - I am desperate! I have a new PC with Windows 7. At odd times I loose the Internet connection. I know cable internet signal is coming through the router as other PCs in the system have connections. At first the lost connection was happening each time I would reboot. Now it happens at seemingly "random" times .... I realize it's probly not random, but I can't see a correlation yet ... and the connection usually comes back when I reboot again. The Dell tech support wants me to reinstall the windows software. That would...
  • VANITY POST - Help, I am trying to find a particular quote

    07/04/2008 8:20:22 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 17 replies · 775+ views
    Help, I am trying to find a particular quote that speaks about the cycle of history where first there is slavery, then freedom, then apathy, then slavery again.
  • Hillary as a Third Party Candidate?

    06/06/2008 5:43:15 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 67 replies · 66+ views ^ | June 05, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    I don't believe it. But my friends in Obama-land, the place where all good Democrats are, or are heading to, are worried. The concern is that Hillary could take a page from the book of one Joe Lieberman, once and former good Democrat, and decide that having lost out on his party's nomination to someone he couldn't see winning a general election, the better option (for him) was to run himself in the fall. Which he did. And won. Beating the liberal Democrat who had beaten him in the primary. Of course, in Lieberman's case, it was his senate seat,...
  • Bush To Alter Economic Stats Again (Barf alert??)

    09/02/2004 5:36:35 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 17 replies · 493+ views ^ | Sept 1, 2004 |
    Last week, the Census Bureau released statistics showing that for the first time in years, poverty had increased for three straight years, while the number of Americans without health care increased to a record level.1 But instead of changing its economic and health care policies, the Bush administration today is announcing plans to change the way the statistics are compiled. The move is just the latest in a series of actions by the White House to doctor or eliminate longstanding and nonpartisan economic data collection methods. In a Bush administration press release yesterday, the Census Bureau said next week it...
  • McKinney storms to win (it's baaaaaack alert)

    07/21/2004 5:03:35 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 58 replies · 1,402+ views
    AJC ^ | 7-21-04 | JIM GALLOWAY
    Democrat Cynthia McKinney, whose tirades against President Bush helped get her tossed out two years ago, appeared headed back to Washington ...... McKinney ran a low-to-the-ground campaign among the black voters of south DeKalb County — emphasizing her 10 years' experience in Congress rather than a rematch with Bush. Tuesday night, McKinney called her primary victory "one of the greatest political comebacks in history." "We've got to make America, America," McKinney told supporters. "We've got to avoid any backsliding on civil rights or human rights. We've got to get our troops out of harm's way. We've got to turn around...
  • Stewart Vows to Return After Sentencing

    07/17/2004 9:12:32 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 20 replies · 368+ views
    Netscape CNN news ^ | 07/17/04 | ERIN McCLAM
    NEW YORK (AP) - First, Martha Stewart declared she is used to hard work and is not afraid of prison. Later, in an interview with ABC News, the homemaking expert repeated that she would be able to handle it and compared her plight to that of anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela. ``I could do it,'' she said, according to excerpts released by ABC late Friday. ``I'm a really good camper. I can sleep on the ground. There are many, many good people who have gone to prison. Look at Nelson Mandela.''
  • Gap widening between Bush and conservatives

    01/23/2004 5:23:57 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 405 replies · 587+ views ^ | January 23, 2004 | Jonah Goldberg
    Gap widening between Bush and conservatives Jonah Goldberg I thought President Bush's State of the Union address was fine. It wasn't outrageously long. He drew a bright line between himself and his critics on the war in Iraq, the Patriot Act, Social Security Reform, etc. He delivered it well, and the nudity was tasteful and integral to the plot. As luck - or bad timing - would have it, I was invited to Manhattan to address the New York State Conservative Party right before the president addressed the nation. It seemed only fitting since the subject of my speech was...
  • Eagle eggs hatching today on live web cam

    05/22/2003 7:28:28 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 71 replies · 1,859+ views
    Vanity Post?? ^ | May 22, 2003 | Apple Pan Dowdy
    Please excuse the "vanity post" but I thought many of you would be interested in seeing this awsome view of nature. A live web cam in Washington State is inches away from a Bald Eagle's nest high up in a tree where the 2 eggs are showing signs of cracking... thus about to hatch. Once at the site, linked above, click on the "live cam" link and select "eagle cam #2 (its the best view). The female's name is Star and she laid 2 eggs back on April 11th and 14th. Her longtime mate, Patriot, was with her then. A...
  • Hartsfield screener charged with theft (watch your wallet alert!)

    03/03/2003 5:12:26 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 10 replies · 220+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 2, 2003 | Brenden Sager - Staff
    Hartsfield screener charged with theft Brenden Sager - Staff Sunday, March 2, 2003 A Transportation Security Administration screener was charged with theft Friday morning after he took money out of a passenger's wallet at a security checkpoint at Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta police said Saturday. Louis Marshall faces a charge of theft by taking, said Atlanta Police spokesman John Quigley. Police did not have his age or date of birth. According to a police report, a man from Jacksonville had placed his wallet in a plastic bucket as he passed the rest of his belongs through an X-Ray machine. A...
  • Stop Identity Theft – Make Social Security Numbers Confidential

    01/13/2003 6:30:54 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 20 replies · 1,881+ views
    speech in the US House of Representatives ^ | January 7, 2003 | Rep. Ron Paul
    Stop Identity Theft – Make Social Security Numbers Confidential by Rep. Ron Paul, MD Ron Paul in the US House of Representatives, January 7, 2003 Mr. Speaker, today I introduce the Identity Theft Prevention Act. This act protects the American people from government-mandated uniform identifiers that facilitate private crime as well as the abuse of liberty.. The major provision of the Identity Theft Prevention Act halts the practice of using the Social Security number as an identifier by requiring the Social Security Administration to issue all Americans new Social Security numbers within five years after the enactment of the bill....
  • Nukes! Get Yer Nukes Here!

    01/03/2003 6:25:13 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 2 replies · 90+ views
    Opinion Journal from the Wall Street Journal... Best of Web Today ^ | Thursday, January 2, 2003 | BY JAMES TARANTO
    <p>Look for nuclear weapons at eBay - The World's Online Marketplace - Find it at eBay - Over 5 million items for sale! The most fun buying and selling on the web! Try it, you'll love it!</p>
  • Islam's Wretched Record on Slavery

    11/30/2002 5:02:58 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 13 replies · 624+ views
    Front Page ^ | Nov 30, 2002 | Serge Trifkovic
    Islam's Wretched Record on Slavery By Serge Trifkovic As the recent campaign for reparations has shown, the West is still being taken to task for the fact that it used to permit slavery. But in fact the West, rather than being the origin of slavery in the world, is in fact the only civilization to have created from within itself a successful movement to abolish it. Other civilizations, like Islamic civilization, have not yet achieved this. To this day, the principal places in the world where one can buy a slave for ready cash are Moslem countries. This should not...
  • "government gathering information about you"

    11/20/2002 4:36:24 PM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 27 replies · 313+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | Nov 20, 2002 | Neal Boortz
    ASHCROFT, YOU IDIOT! Well, the Homeland Security bill will soon be law. “Know Your Customer” will be a reality. Now the Imperial Federal Government is going to gain access to virtually every bit of electronic data there is about you. This means everything … from airline tickets to grocery purchases to magazine subscriptions to deposit records to credit card purchases to association memberships. All of it. Some criticism has been leveled against Attorney General John Ashcroft for his support of this “Total Information Awareness” program. His response? Well, Ashcroft says “I think the kinds of technology that can sell soap...
  • A Love Letter To A Veteran

    11/12/2002 6:58:45 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 11 replies · 221+ views ^ | November 9, 2002 | Adam Sparks
    A Love Letter To A Veteran Political leaders in San Francisco are certainly not interested in a parade that honors the memory of those soldiers. Here's how San Francisco funds some of its many parades. The list of allocations that follows (with events listed in order of the allocated dollar amount) comes from the Web site for the Grants for the Arts, a city commission funded by the hotel tourist tax. You can see all the details here. (Please note that the foreign and/or multicultural festivities are well funded; compare that with the American holidays.) Carnaval (a Brazilian holiday): $113,000...
  • Leftist Professor's Hatemail to U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet (my title)

    11/06/2002 6:17:31 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 74 replies · 876+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | Nov 6, 2002 | Neal Boortz
    THE HATE-FILLED LEFTIST PROFESSOR OK .. in response to nearly 100 very demanding e-mail messages, here is what I have been able to find out about that incredible letter from the history professor at Saint Xavier University in Chicago to that cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The Air Force Academy has a program called The Academy Assembly. You will read a description of The Academy Assembly below. An Air Force Academy cadet named Robert Kurpiel sent an e-mail to which ended up in the hands of Peter Kirstein at Saint Xavier. Here is the text of that e-mail:...

    10/16/2002 5:58:35 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 33 replies · 267+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | October 16, 2002 | Neal Boortz
    WHY SAME DAY REGISTRATION IS SO DANGEROUS Minnesota has it. California wants it, so do Democrats across the nation. “It,” in this case, is something called “same day registration.” A person can register to vote on the actual day of the election, and then cast their vote. It’s an idea that only someone fond of the idea of mob rule (democracy) could love. Here is one reason why same day registration should go down in flames. The Democratic Socialists of America ( have put together a little plan to help one of their favorites, Paul Wellstone, get reelected to the...
  • McKinneys testing Barnes' skill

    09/23/2002 6:06:07 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 17 replies · 267+ views
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | September 20, 2002 | Michael Bowers
    McKinneys testing Barnes' skill Michael Bowers One of the most enduring voting coalitions for the Democratic Party has been African-Americans and Jewish-Americans. Now a major breach between these groups could hasten a breakup of this dependable Democratic coalition. And the spark that may cause the political explosion could be lit in Georgia. Despite the presence of Sen. Joe Lieberman on the Democratic ticket in 2000, as the first Jewish-American vice presidential candidate, Democrats received fewer Jewish-American votes than ever before. Although Democrats still carried the Jewish-American vote, the dropoff in their percentage of the Jewish-American vote created concern. Even more...

    08/19/2002 5:07:32 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 97 replies · 408+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | August 19, 2002 | Neal Boortz
    THE MOST FRIGHTENING POLITICIAN IN AMERICA Here's the first two paragraphs of an article appearing in newspapers today from Associated Press writer Ron Fournier.  "Hillary Rodham Clinton has begun building a national political organization, softening her liberal image and taking a lead role in Democratic criticism of President Bush, steps toward a potential campaign to become the first woman president.  Former President Clinton speaks about his wife's run for the presidency as a matter of "when," not "if," say people who have discussed it with him. Several of her associates said she is eyeing 2008 as the year to run."The very...
  • Cynthia McKinney in the Dunwoody 4th of July Parade (my title)

    07/05/2002 6:24:05 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 54 replies · 312+ views
    Neal Boortz program notes ^ | July 5, 2002 | Neal Boortz
    THE DUNWOODY FOURTH OF JULY PARADE This e-mail from a listener: I was in Dunwoody yesterday to watch their Independence Day parade, and then celebrate with my extended family (my stepfather's house is 1 lock off the parade route). This being an election year, we of course saw a number of candidates. Now, it's a 4th of July parade, so one would think an essential component for every person and vehicle in the parade would be say, a few American flags, some red, white, and blue bunting, etc. Not so for Cynthia McKinney. Her campaign car was the only one...
  • Hostile learning environment (???)

    04/12/2002 6:19:01 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 6 replies · 549+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2002 | Stephen F. Hayes
    <p>For 15 years, Patrick Washburn has displayed a Reconstruction-era rifle on the wall of his office at Ohio University (OU). The firearm, a family heirloom passed down from his great-grandfather, seemed to be an appropriate antique for Mr. Washburn to hang there: Mr. Washburn is a journalism professor specializing in the history of wartime press.</p>
  • STEALTH THREAT: Whoops! Phone signals may unmask a $40 billion flying secret.

    03/09/2002 7:37:51 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 18 replies · 167+ views
    Popular Science ^ | current web edition | Bill Sweetman
    Whoops! Phone signals may unmask a $40 billion flying secret. Driving home from work, you suddenly remember that a few of the T-ball kids are supposed to come over after the game. Should you pick up a couple of pizzas on your way? You pull out your cellular phone and call home to check. Eight miles above you, unseen and unheard, a B-2 stealth bomber is cruising along on a practice run. The pilot believes that even radar can't detect his plane, but he's wrong. That call you're making, along with thousands of other innocent cellphone conversations taking place ...
  • Marine, FReeper/Lurker Goes to Final Rest

    01/30/2002 10:19:50 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 111 replies · 224+ views
    Vanity Post | Jan 30, 2002
    As members of the FreeRepublic Family I thought you all would want to know that one of your avid FReeper/Lurkers passed away quietly at home on Monday night after a battle with cancer. Robert, my Father-in-law, was 79 and a Marine Veteran. Although he was never quite able to get up the nerve to post here, he avidly read and enjoyed all of your posts daily. He was a man who exemplified courage, strength and an enduring love to his family, his friends, and his country. He was proud to have had the privilege of serving his country for 41 ...
  • How the media color their coverage

    12/12/2001 5:38:59 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 3 replies · 136+ views
    Opinion Journal ... from Wall Street Journal ^ | December 12, 2001 | PETE DU PONT
    <p>What you are about to read will disturb you. It should, because it is additional evidence that the information which Americans use to form conclusions is being slanted and sometimes distorted to meet the requirements of political correctness.</p> <p>Or would you agree with the seemingly quaint, politically incorrect view expressed in the current issue of Playboy that "reporters are bound by the truth. Journalists aren't supposed to push [an issue]. They must present all sides."</p>
  • Homeless Count Skewed in Atlanta Area (my title)

    11/01/2001 6:22:33 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 1 replies · 8+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Thursday, Nov 1, 2001 | Don Fernandez - Staff
    Homeless count vanishes at metro Atlanta haven Displaced? Census numbers show heavy population of homeless near Cobb Parkway, but residents have yet to set eyes on them. The strip of suburbia is innocuous, lined with a Kroger, convenience stores, Post apartments and all the trappings that in many ways define life outside the Perimeter in metro Atlanta. It's hardly a haven for the homeless. Yet, according to figures released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau, this tract is rivaled only by another in downtown Atlanta as the top metro spot for those without a place to call their own. ...
  • Security Personnel At Dulles Seen As Risk

    10/16/2001 7:05:21 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 6+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | October 16, 2001 | By Daniel F. Drummond
    <p>More than 80 percent of the departure-gate screeners and baggage handlers at Washington Dulles International Airport are not U.S. citizens, which makes completing full background checks on them difficult, according to Kenneth M. Meade, inspector general of the Department of Transportation.</p>
  • Best Of The Web Today: Great Minds of American Liberalism

    10/05/2001 11:20:56 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 26 replies · 153+ views
    The Wall Street Journal - Opinion Journal ^ | October 4, 2001 | JAMES TARANTO
    <p>Even as U.S. Special Forces scour the countryside for Osama bin Laden, we ought to carpet-bomb Afghanistan and the Pakistani border with the essentials that Americans take for granted: food, medicine, clothing. Bomb them with packets of dried fruit and dried milk and cans of Spam. (Don't laugh; I like Spam.) Bomb them with bottles of vitamins, aspirin and children's cough syrup. We could even take it further, by bombing them with those little toys that come with McDonald's "Happy Meals."</p>
  • International Criminal Court Petition

    01/24/2001 5:51:47 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 11+ views
    The Liberty Committee ^ | January 22, 2001 | Kent Snyder
    Dear friend of liberty, The gavel hits. Its piercing crack commands the room. History is made. The International Criminal Court (ICC) is now in session -- and our country will never be the same. "In July of 1998, 120 nations met in Rome and voted to endorse an international criminal court. According to its own terms, when the treaty is ratified by 60 nations, it will be capable of exerting universal jurisdiction over every human being on the planet. This type of criminal court has been on the wish list of the United Nations since 1947." -- Dr. James Hirsen, ...