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  • Cowboyway Opus

    04/28/2016 8:36:16 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 175 replies
    4/28/2016 | Cowboyway
    The year was 2012. Zero was running for reelection and the Repubs desperately needed a better candidate than they fielded in 2008 if they were going to regain the White House. As usual, Freepers were posting articles and comments about the upcoming election, the candidates running for the Republican nomination, how to defeat Zero, etc. During the primary season of 2012 Free Republics owner enthusiastically campaigned against one of the candidates, Mitt Romney. If the only information that you had about Romney was what FR's owner posted you would have had to conclude that Romney was pure evil concentrated. However,...
  • 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...