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  • Obama Is "Clueless": Peter Schiff Weighs in on SOTU, Jeff Immelt's New Gig

    01/25/2011 8:44:39 AM PST · by cowboyway · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Jan 25, 2011, 11:28AM EST | Aaron Task
    President Obama is expected to call for increased spending on R&D and infrastructure during Tuesday's State of the Union address, according to reports. The president is also expected to call for a decrease in corporate tax rates as part of his recent pro-business offensive that has already seen the appointments of executives William Daley and Jeffrey Immelt to senior advisory roles, and a promise to reduce onerous regulations. (See: Obama Shows His True Colors ... and They're (Still) PRO-Business) But talk is cheap and Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital, says President Obama is "clueless" about what the economy...
  • Floridians mark anniversary of joining the Confederacy

    01/10/2011 8:57:06 AM PST · by cowboyway · 488 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | January 10, 2011 - 12:00am | Kate Howard
    It was 150 years ago today that Florida declared itself sovereign from the United States. Some Southern states have marked the anniversaries of secession with celebrations; in South Carolina, a secession gala was met with protests and controversy. In Florida, a reenactment was quietly held by the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Tallahassee on Saturday, where about 40 volunteers dressed in period attire performed a condensed version of the convention. It was at that convention where a 62-7 vote led to secession in 1861, making Florida the third state to leave and later join the Confederate States of America.
  • For Ronaldus Magnus (vanity)

    11/03/2010 1:37:03 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 7 replies
    cowboyway | 11/3/10 | cowboyway
    Well, boys ... I haven't a thing to say. Played a great game...all of you. Great game. I guess we just can't expect to win ‘em all. I'm going to tell you something I've kept to myself for years -- None of you ever knew George Gipp. It was long before your time. But you know what a tradition he is at Notre Dame... And the last thing he said to me -- "Rock," he said - "sometime, when the team is up against it -- and the breaks are beating the boys -- tell them to go out there...
  • Campaign donation advice (vanity)

    10/29/2010 6:22:46 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | October 29, 2010 | cowboyway
    I live in South Carolina and my senator who is up for reelection, Jim DeMint, doesn't have a real challenger and so I've decided to donate to outside campaigns. I've only got a couple of hundred bucks to spare and I thought that I'd send $50 to four candidates that need it the most. I already chosen two: O'Donnell in Delaware and Bielat in Mass. So what say the hive? Where should the other two $50 donations go?
  • I'm series, this is a funny video!!

    07/30/2010 10:20:02 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 36 replies · 2+ views
  • Confederate Memorial Day steeped in tradition

    05/10/2010 9:51:39 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 82 replies · 999+ views
    The State ^ | Saturday, May. 08, 2010 | BRIAN HICKS
    CHARLESTON -- June Murray Wells still remembers the Confederate Memorial Days of her childhood: the ladies in their black dresses, the wreaths, the little flags on the graves — and the last two living Confederate veterans in Charleston. The two men showed up at the annual Magnolia Cemetery event back then, and were still able to squeeze into those old gray uniforms. “When I was a tiny little girl, I remember them coming to the ceremony,” Wells said. “Their jackets wouldn’t button in the middle.” Even then, in the first half of the 20th century, Confederate Memorial Day was an...
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans have a role in modern America

    02/03/2010 8:57:04 AM PST · by cowboyway · 211 replies · 1,627+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | Tuesday, February 2, 2010 | Mark Vogl
    The Sons of Confederate Veterans (S.C.V.) is a fraternal organization composed of male descendents of the men who served in the Confederate Armed Forces during the War for Southern Independence. Their emblems include the controversial Confederate battle flag. Their core responsibility is articulated in a charge given to them by Lt. General Stephen D. Lee which calls on them to defend the heritage, honor, and reputation of the Confederate soldier and the Cause they fought for. The Cause they fought for was individual liberty, state's rights, the original Constitution and the right to secede. In essence, Confederates fought an aggressive...
  • Missing piece in collection

    11/17/2009 8:25:16 AM PST · by cowboyway · 8 replies · 770+ views
    Pasadena Citizen News ^ | 11.15.09 | YVETTE OROZCO
    Paul Schupska knows his history. Over the years, his vast collections of baseball, World War I and II and antique toys have been displayed at community public libraries throughout the area. Whether it is a vintage GI Joe or an authentic World War II map used by Allied forces in a European bunker, Schupska prides himself on the completeness of his displays, on telling as much of a complete history as possible. When he recently showcased his World War II collection at the Pasadena Public Library on Fairmont, the Nazi insignias were part of that story. He has shown several...
  • South Carolina continues to suffer

    07/28/2009 8:49:15 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 33 replies · 1,447+ views
    ESPN ^ | July 9, 2009 | Gene Wojciechowski
    University of South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier had it right two years ago, when he had the stones to say "I realize I'm not supposed to get in the political arena as a football coach, but if anybody were to ask me about that damn Confederate flag, I would say we need to get rid of it."
  • The State Secession Issue & Texas v. White

    06/28/2009 8:16:03 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 29 replies · 1,159+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | June 27th, 2009 | Steven D. Laib
    In my experience, whenever the subject of the Confederate secession or of a modern attempt at the same thing occurs someone is bound to respond with a reference to the infamous case of Texas v. White (7 Wall. 700 ). This Reconstruction Era case was written essentially to put a headstone on the Confederacy's grave and to stifle any other State's interests in leaving the Union in the future. It was in all significant respects a politically motivated decision. It ignored certain specific constitutional provisions as well as prior decisions of the court. In short, the decision was just plain...
  • NAACP wants NASCAR to ban Confederate flag

    05/25/2009 5:55:53 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 184 replies · 3,393+ views
    ThatsRacin.com ^ | Saturday, May. 23, 2009 | ThatsRacin.com Report
    Officials of a South Florida branch of the NAACP say the organization could stage protests during NASCAR races in an effort to have the Confederate flag banned from events. The Miami-Dade branch's leaders said they would first ask for help from NASCAR officials in banning the flag, but are prepared to begin contacting sponsors. Also under consideration are a boycott and a march during the season-ending race weekend at Homestead-Miami Motor Speedway, according to the South Florida Times. The Times article, quoting NAACP officials, said correspondence was being prepared to Brian France, NASCAR's chairman and CEO. France has spoken out...
  • Lincoln’s War

    05/06/2009 10:35:26 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 496 replies · 6,779+ views
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | May 04, 2009 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    One of the greatest misconceptions of American history is that the Civil War was fought over slavery. Those who subscribe to this belief see President Abraham Lincoln as the benevolent leader who made unimaginable sacrifices in human blood to wipe out America’s greatest sin. While the human sacrifice is indisputable and the sin was monumental, the war’s purpose was not to free blacks from the shackles of bondage. Rather, the Civil War was fought with one purpose in mind: To preserve the Union at all costs. And, to put it in Lincoln’s terms, with no ifs, ands, or buts. You’d...
  • Auburn councilman caught in confederate flag flak issues apology

    05/06/2009 10:10:30 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 19 replies · 952+ views
    WHNT News 19 ^ | May 6, 2009 | AP
    An Auburn city councilman has apologized for removing miniature confederate battle flags from the graves of confederate soldiers.
  • Ceremony Planned For Confederate Flag Park

    04/02/2009 9:16:23 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 4 replies · 412+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | April 2, 2009 | MIKE SALINERO
    TAMPA - A park memorializing Confederate veterans will officially open April 25 with cannon fire, live music and re-enactors impersonating famous Southern generals. The park, near the junction of Interstates 4 and 75, gained notoriety last summer when the Sons of Confederate Veterans raised a 30-by-50-foot Confederate flag there. In October, the group replaced the first flag with a larger one. The veterans group said they raised the flag to draw attention to the 1.9-acre memorial park at its base. David McCallister, a lawyer and officer with the Sons of Confederate Veterans, said the park was built to relate the...
  • Southerners looking to share their Confederate holiday

    03/21/2009 6:26:13 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 1,234 replies · 12,978+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | March 22, 2009 | Dahleen Glanton
    ATLANTA — In a cultural war that has pitted Old South against new, defenders of the Confederate legacy have opened a fresh front in their campaign to polish an image tarnished, they said, by people who do not respect Southern values. With the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States in 2011, efforts are under way in statehouses, small towns and counties across the South to push for proclamations or legislation promoting Confederate history.
  • Stimulus Watch

    02/17/2009 6:24:36 AM PST · by cowboyway · 11 replies · 449+ views
    Stimulus Watch ^ | stimuluswatch.org
    Stimulus Watch Charleston, SC is getting 3 million taxpayer dollars for a 'non-profit incubator'. Does anybody know what in the hell a 'non-profit incubator' is?
  • Call those congress critters today and everyday (Vanity)

    02/06/2009 6:18:57 AM PST · by cowboyway · 13 replies · 425+ views
    cowboyway | February 6, 2009 | cowboyway
    I watched the first segment of Greta Van Susteren last night to see how badly Lindsey Graham, my RINO senator from South Carolina, was going to embarrass me with my conservative friends again. But instead of embarrassed I was shocked, shocked I tell ya, to hear ol' Lindsey sounding almost like a conservative again. I blinked my eyes several times and looked hard at the TV to see if Fox had swapped out Graham and brought in Jim DeMint. But no, there sat Lindsey, sounding more and more like a conservative as the interview went on. I asked myself, what...
  • Editorial Help Vanity

    01/23/2009 6:39:41 AM PST · by cowboyway · 10 replies · 448+ views
    cowboyway | January 23, 2009 | cowboyway
    Rush read an editorial from a London(?) newspaper yesterday about Obama that hit the bulls eye. I want to send the link to this editorial to some friends of mine, especially one friend that admits to voting for Obama. However, I can't remember the name of the of the paper. I'm sure some Freeper will be able to provide a source and/or link, so thanks in advance.
  • Is it a good thing for lawyers to be totally running the country?

    12/28/2008 7:43:38 AM PST · by cowboyway · 75 replies · 1,129+ views
    cowboyway | December 28, 2008 | cowboyway
    I started thinking about this glut of lawyers at the top of the federal government and realized that the next four years is going to be even worse that I originally thought. President - lawyer Vice President - lawyer First Lady - lawyer Sec State - lawyer Attorney General - lawyer (of course) Sec Interior - lawyer Agriculture - lawyer Homeland Security - lawyer Trade Representative - lawyer Senate Majority Leader - lawyer Plus the other ~ 60 lawyers in the senate and the ~ 130 lawyers in the House. And then there are all the lawyers that are on...
  • Dear Mr. Obama

    09/08/2008 8:40:05 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 4 replies · 125+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8/25/08 | weneedmccain
    Dear Mr. Obama, Iraq was not a 'mistake'.
  • BATTLE OVER CONFEDERATE FLAG HITS HIGHWAYS

    08/05/2008 12:11:25 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 242 replies · 299+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 4, 2008 | Patrik Jonsson
    TAMPA, FLA. - Chip Witte doesn't consider himself a Rebel. He doesn't hang Dixie battle flags in his living room, nor does he wear one on the back of his leather jacket. Yet when the Tampa motorcycle mechanic saw the world's largest Confederate battle flag unfurl above the intersection of I-75 and I-4 in June, he felt a jolt of solidarity with the lost cause and lost rights that he says the battle flag represents. "I think it's great that they're allowed to fly it," says Mr. Witte. [Editor's note: The original version misidentified the highway intersection.]
  • Duty. Honor. Confederacy.

    07/27/2008 7:52:45 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 163 replies · 534+ views
    The Charlotte Post ^ | July 24, 2008 | Kimberly Harrington
    MONROE – At first glance, it’s an unlikely combination. A black family seated under a tent facing a line of Civil War re-enactors, proudly holding Confederate flags and gripping their weapons. But what lies between these two groups is what brought them together: An unmarked grave about to get its due, belonging to a slave who fought for the Confederacy. Weary Clyburn was best friends with his master’s son, Frank. When Frank left the plantation to fight in the Civil War, Clyburn followed him. He fought alongside Frank and even saved his life on two occasions. On July 18, the...
  • VP Prospect Sanford Says Confederate Flag Issue Not a Priority

    07/21/2008 6:46:11 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 78 replies · 234+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 15, 2008 | Jan Simmonds
    ABC News' Jan Simmonds reports: Republican vice presidential prospect Gov. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., told reporters today that removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of South Carolina's Statehouse would not be a priority during his final years in office.
  • The American Debate: Obama in Dixie

    07/20/2008 7:31:28 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 15 replies · 70+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | July 20, 2008 | Dick Polman
    At the start of every presidential race, the Democrats perform a masochistic ritual. They promise to take a stand in Dixieland, get in touch with their inner NASCAR, sweet-talk the Southerners with a heavy emphasis on faith and flag. The aim, every time, is to capture some of those states and thereby clinch the election. Care to guess how well the Democrats have fared lately? Eleven Southern states compose the Old Confederacy. The last Democratic nominee, John Kerry, won zip and lost 11. The previous nominee, Al Gore, won zip and lost 11. Indeed, all the Democratic nominees since 1980...
  • Webb's rebel roots: An affinity for Confederacy

    06/27/2008 7:08:18 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 232 replies · 324+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/10/08 | David Mark
    Barack Obama’s vice presidential vetting team will undoubtedly run across some quirky and potentially troublesome issues as it goes about the business of scouring the backgrounds of possible running mates. But it’s unlikely they’ll find one so curious as Virginia Democratic Sen. Jim Webb’s affinity for the cause of the Confederacy. Webb is no mere student of the Civil War era. He’s an author, too, and he’s left a trail of writings and statements about one of the rawest and most sensitive topics in American history. He has suggested many times that while the Confederacy is a symbol to many...
  • FReeper Foils Whacked Out Crackhead

    05/04/2008 2:38:49 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 42 replies · 32+ views
    cowboyway | May 4, 2008 | cowboyway
    Dateline:April 26, 2008 Green Zone; Homestead, FL cowboyway reporting. So I’m working the night shift during the outage at the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant. It’s a 12 hour shift and I’m working it 6 days a week. My hours are from 6:00 pm till 6:30 am. My routine is to awaken at 5:00 pm, shower, dress and drive to work. However, on April 25, 2008, the routine was altered. During the outage one of my co-workers from the Juno Beach office stays in one of the extra bedrooms of the house that I’m renting here in Homestead. He’s working the...
  • Davis' bicentennial eclipsed by Lincoln

    03/28/2008 12:15:10 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 615 replies · 1,395+ views
    The Kentucky Kernel ^ | 3/28/08 | Jill Laster
    Over the last few months, celebrations for Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday have drawn attention to the Kentucky native's life and his legacy as president. But the 200-year anniversary of another Kentucky president's birth, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, is receiving mixed reviews. "I'll say it this way - winners write history," said Ron Bryant, a Lexington historian writing a book on Davis. "We need heroes, we need villains. Lincoln became a hero and Davis a villain." Davis was born in what is now Todd County, Ky., in 1808, one year before Lincoln. Davis served as the only president of the 11...
  • April is Confederate History Month in Dixie

    03/23/2008 8:48:21 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 27 replies · 1,191+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | March 20, 2008 | Calvin Johnson
    Is American history still taught in our schools? Do young people know about men like Father Emmeran Bliemel, O.S.B. who was the first American Chaplain to die on the battlefield? Bliemel was killed during the War Between the States Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia on August 31, 1864. As Chaplain of the 10th Tennessee Regiment, Bliemel courageously and unselfishly ministered to the spiritual needs of his Confederate Comrades, both under fire and behind the lines. Let me tell you about the "Heroes of the South" who are affectionately remembered during "Confederate History and Heritage Month" in April. Proclamations will be signed...
  • Black Man Proud Of Confederate Flag

    03/21/2008 1:43:24 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 122 replies · 943+ views
    News Channel 9 Chattanooga ^ | March 12, 2008 | John Pless
    Many heads turned in Ringgold Wednesday when they saw an African-American man dressed in a Confederate soldier's uniform, carrying a Confederate flag. It wasn't a joke. H.K. Edgerton came to Ringgold to make a bold statement - he opposes city leader's removing the Confederate flag from the city's flag pole. Edgerton says the Confederate flag is misunderstood, feared and hated because people are trying to be politically correct - which he says desecrates the honor and real meaning of the Civil War era emblem. "I'm here because your town council climbed into bed with all the politically correct folks who...
  • Property Retrieval Help (Vanity)

    03/05/2008 9:02:31 AM PST · by cowboyway · 133 replies · 312+ views
    cowboyway | 3/5/08 | cowboyway
    The sordid details: In March of '07 my house in Homestead, FL was broken into by a thug gang-banger and a handgun was taken. I called Homestead PD and they came right out and filed a report. A Homestead detective followed up a week late to gather more info. I didn't figure to ever see the gun again, so I gave up on it. Late September I received a letter from the State Attorney's office requesting that I call in. They had arrested the thug up in Miami and needed to ask me some questions. I called and answered all...
  • Representative Brown heads bill for Confederate flag license plates

    02/28/2008 10:39:14 AM PST · by cowboyway · 123 replies · 544+ views
    The Walton Sun ^ | 02/28/08 | Sean Boone
    The controversial stars and bars of the Confederate Flag could soon find their way to Florida license plates. State Rep. Don Brown, R-DeFuniak Springs, has worked with the Sons of Confederate Veterans to sponsor a bill that would allow the group to create a non-profit license plate that bears the Dixie flag. The tag would cost roughly $25 from the Department of Motor Vehicles. SCV Executive Director Ben Sewell said his organization has been successful in the past at getting the license plates in numerous states and feels they’ve met the requirements in the state of Florida to acquire the...
  • Confederate flag raising legal issues for Ringgold

    02/15/2008 9:46:46 AM PST · by cowboyway · 54 replies · 2,148+ views
    The Catoosa County News ^ | 02/14/08 | Randall Franks
    Ringgold City Council is facing potential legal action based on its 2005 decision to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from the Ringgold Depot Civil War Memorial. The Southern Legal Resource Center notified the city Feb. 11 by letter from SLRC chief trial counsel Kirk D. Lyons that it will face legal action unless it replaces the battle flag within 10 days. According to Roger McCredie, Southern Legal Resource Center executive director, the letter puts the city on notice that its clients, the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and its local Joseph McConnell Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp...
  • Apple to re-enter the sub-notebook market

    02/16/2007 10:59:30 AM PST · by cowboyway · 53 replies · 1,086+ views
    AppleInsider ^ | February 16, 2007 | Kasper Jade
    It's been nearly ten years since the Cupertino-based company dabbled in the realm of sub-notebooks, but for a stint of several years in the early-to-mid '90s, its PowerBook series help set the benchmark for ultraportable computing as we see it today. By introducing the PowerBook 100 in October of 1991, Apple pioneered innovations that are now de facto standards on all notebook systems, such as the rear placement of the keyboard, a palm rest for users to place their hands, and the inclusion of the trackball (which eventually gave way to the trackpad).
  • Open Letter to John F. Kerry (vanity)

    11/01/2006 8:28:12 AM PST · by cowboyway · 5 replies · 256+ views
    cowboyway | November 1, 2006 | cowboyway
    Mr. Kerry, Well, you’ve done it again. You’ve besmirched our men and women in harms way and, in a shameless display of arrogance and unaccountability, refused to apologize, and attempted to shift the blame for your actions to others. This is a great example of the type of presidential non-leadership that you would have provided. All that was missing in your disgraceful, blame shifting press conference was a finger wagging outburst. From the dishonest testimony before congress about Vietnam atrocities, to accusing our troops of being nocturnal terrorist in Iraq and now your latest insult to the men and women...
  • Flyer claims candidate marched under Confederate flag

    08/04/2006 6:53:00 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 30 replies · 482+ views
    Clayton Daily News-Online ^ | August 03, 2006 11:03 pm | Eric Hudson
    In a runoff that could decide who controls the Clayton County Commission for the next two years, District 4 candidate Lee Scott has tried to tie his white opponent to the Confederate flag. That opponent, Michael Edmondson, said the charge is ridiculous and said voters Tuesday will not be fooled by the tactic. A political flyer signed by Scott claims Edmondson walked under the Confederate flag at a recent parade in Jonesboro. While the flyer offers no photos of Edmondson with a Confederate flag, it did paste his face on top of the Confederate emblem. The flyer reads, “Confederate flags...
  • Don't Blame US for gun crime, Canada told

    10/28/2005 12:12:48 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 8 replies · 467+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Thursday, October 27, 2005 | Campbell Clark
    OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Paul Martin incorrectly blamed the United States for gun crime in Canada by using an unsubstantiated figure to assert that 50 per cent of this country's gun crimes involve smuggled firearms, U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins said yesterday. Mr. Wilkins said that Canadian officials admitted in meetings with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice this week "that that figure was just grabbed out of thin air." He insisted the Canadian government should focus on joint efforts to combat gun-running rather than pointing fingers. The figure, which others have used previously, is not based on any statistical study...
  • Congress Passes New Legal Shield for Gun Industry

    10/20/2005 10:01:50 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 34 replies · 765+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 21, 2005 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 - The Republican-controlled Congress delivered a long-sought victory to the gun industry on Thursday when the House voted to shield firearms manufacturers and dealers from liability lawsuits. The bill now goes to President Bush, who has promised to sign it. The gun liability bill has for years been the No. 1 legislative priority of the National Rifle Association, which has lobbied lawmakers intensely for it. Its final passage, by a vote of 283 to 144, with considerable Democratic support, reflected the changing politics of gun control, an issue many Democrats began shying away from after Al Gore,...
  • Progress Energy announces intention to apply for nuclear permit

    09/01/2005 1:14:18 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 86 replies · 1,415+ views
    The News and Observer ^ | Aug 29, 2005 | AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Progress Energy notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday that it plans to apply for a license to build a nuclear plant at an undetermined site, the company said Monday. The company won't apply for the license for at least two years, Progress spokesman Rick Kimble said Monday. Construction could begin within five years and the reactor could operate by 2015, officials of the Raleigh-based company said. Progress Energy officials said they have notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that they will select the site for a reactor this year. "This is all part of our strategy that...
  • Top Five Country & Western Songs of All Time (Shamelessly Shameless Vanity)

    08/25/2005 10:29:13 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 71 replies · 2,809+ views
    DogPatch | 8/25/05 | cowboyway
    Last night I was pickin my banjo, drinkin a beer and enjoying a dip of Copenhagen and started thinkin bout my all time favorite C&W songs. You know, the ones you don't get tired of listening to. This is my top 5. 5. He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones 4. You're Not the Best by Charlie Robison 3. Rodeo by Garth Brooks 2. Amarillo by Morning by George Strait 1. Song of Wyoming by Chris LeDoux
  • World's Sexiest Firearms (Pissant Knockoff Vanity)

    08/24/2005 10:13:39 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 101 replies · 1,743+ views
    Earth | 8/24/05 | cowboyway
    In light of the spate of "Top Five" vanities posted recently, it occured to me that there hasn't been a post seeking opinions for the worlds sexiest firearms. So, without further ado, my personal selection for the Top Five sexiest firearms are: At number 5, the Barrett Model 82A1 50 BMG. She's a little on the heavy side, but man can she pack a punch. Number 4 goes to the Freedom Arms 454 Casull Premier Grade. She's sleek and well put together, but when you trip the hammer you had better be holding on tight. Number 3 is the Bushmaster...
  • Do 'Support our troops' stickers mean anything?

    08/13/2005 7:36:24 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 5 replies · 568+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Friday, August 12, 2005 | WILLIAM M. SADLER
    About Sunday's article "In insurgent war, bombs trump bullets as killers," please allow me to connect the dots: Most of the U.S. casualties in Iraq have been caused by roadside bombs. The bombs are built from military munitions. The munitions come from unguarded ammunition dumps. The dumps are unguarded because we don't have enough troops. We are shorthanded because the White House vetoed massive force as too expensive. The war is being fought on the cheap because President Bush wanted his ill-advised tax cuts. The tax cuts are the direct cause of American blood in Iraq. My Marines are dying...
  • TOP 40 THINGS YOU WOULD NEVER HEAR A REDNECK SAY

    06/30/2005 3:12:28 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 26 replies · 741+ views
    6-30-05 | UNK
    The top 40 things you would NEVER hear a Redneck say, no matter how much they've had to drink, no matter how far from the South they've wandered and no matter how much the skunks are threatening: 40. Oh, I just couldn't. Hell, she's only sixteen. 39. I'll take Shakespeare for 1000, Alex. 38. Duct tape won't fix that. 37. Honey, I think we should sell the pickup and buy a family sedan. 36. Come to think of it, I'll have a Heineken. 35. We don't keep firearms in this house. 34. Has anybody seen the sideburns trimmer? 33. You...
  • There's something (else) about Hillary

    06/27/2005 8:43:57 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 8 replies · 303+ views
    townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2005 | Kathleen Parker
    Love her or hate her, America can't seem to get enough of Sen. Hillary Clinton. The latest literary examination of the former first lady - "The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She'll Go to Become President" by Edward Klein - has produced an interesting ripple in the Zeitgeist. Nobody much likes it. That liberals dislike the book comes as no surprise, but that conservatives are distancing themselves from Klein is interesting. As a former New York Times Magazine editor, part of the liberal mainstream media that members of the VRWC (Vast Right-Wing...
  • Dixie echoes its past battles

    05/05/2005 9:59:22 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 144 replies · 4,799+ views
    Daily Journal ^ | May 5, 2005 | Ray Chandler
    SENECA — Dixie will take a holiday next Tuesday. It may seem odd to some local residents originally from Northern climes, but state and Oconee County offices will be closed come May 10. It will be Confederate Memorial Day. The day as a holiday has a history new as well as old. May 10 became an official state holiday in early May 2000, when then-Governor Jim Hodges signed a bill that both created Confederate Memorial Day as a state holiday and also mandated the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. as a state holiday. South Carolina thus...
  • Disgusting Bumper Sticker (Shameless Vanity)

    04/18/2005 1:41:04 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 38 replies · 1,091+ views
    Car Bumper | 4/16/05 | cowboyway
    I hired a lady to clean my house in Florida a couple of weeks ago and noticed her car had a "Buck Fush" bumper sticker. I shrugged it off and didn't say anything. So she shows up today to clean and she's got a new sticker on the back window. "Hillary 08". Well this was too much so I said to her, "How's it gonna look for a card carrying Republican like myself, to have a car parked in the yard with a Hillary sticker on it." She says, "You mean that you're not sick of Bush?" I said, "No....
  • Rocker signs with Long Island Ducks

    04/11/2005 9:13:57 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 6 replies · 675+ views
    SI.com ^ | 4/8/05 | AP
    John Rocker signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League on Thursday. The left-handed reliever became the center of controversy while with the Atlanta Braves in 1999 when he made derogatory comments in a Sports Illustrated article about gays and minorities. He agreed to a one-year deal with the Ducks. "John Rocker wants to pitch on Long Island," Ducks pitching coach and former big leaguer Dave LaPoint said. "He had opportunities to pitch elsewhere and he chose to pitch here."
  • Robert E. Lee Birthday

    01/19/2005 9:35:15 AM PST · by cowboyway · 12 replies · 357+ views
    1/19/2005 | cowboyway
    In Memory of Confederate General Robert E. Lee born on January 19, 1807.
  • High school teacher charged with fraud

    12/16/2004 5:00:11 AM PST · by cowboyway · 4 replies · 350+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Thursday, December 16, 2004 | Cynthia Kopkowski
    Police charged a Palm Beach County teacher with fraud Wednesday, saying he rented out Lake Worth High School's swimming pool without authorization, charged for lessons and kept the $60,000 he collected. School police arrested Alvin Rodriguez, 38, during class at Palm Beach Lakes High, where he has been a vocational education teacher for two years; he previously taught at Lake Worth High. He was being held at the Palm Beach County Jail and was scheduled for his first court appearance today. Rodriguez, of West Palm Beach, has a criminal record, which the district was aware of when it hired him,...
  • The curious route of John Edwards

    12/02/2004 8:53:55 AM PST · by cowboyway · 30 replies · 1,113+ views
    The Daily News ^ | December 02,2004 | DAILY NEWS STAFF
    Sen. John Edwards is drawing a curtain on his U.S. Senate career this week with a tour of the state. He's billed it as a chance to thank Tar Heels and let them know "how honored I was to represent them." It seems a little curious. While Edwards made an earnest run at national office, conventional wisdom suggests that he might have fared better on the national scene than he did had he opted to seek re-election from North Carolina. Edwards is one of the state's best and brightest. He's a very successful lawyer and a gifted politician. His fiery...
  • Jesus Land

    11/09/2004 6:22:56 AM PST · by cowboyway · 10 replies · 801+ views
    DaWeb | 11/09/04 | cowboyway
    Most of us have heard or seen this map. I'm guessing that Mikey and the elite intelegensia, re gramsci marxists, consider this a slur. I find it to be a compliment. However, I'm wondering how our Canadian friends feel about Mikey's Map. Are youse guys, Canadians, proud to be associated with the FatBarstard and the Looser states or would you prefer that the Looser states form their own socialist nation state and go it on their own?