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  • Prayer Requests

    11/05/2010 2:01:57 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 11 replies
    Dixie Sass
    Please add my brother, Rev Mikel Frey, to your prayer list. He has a virile infection in his only kidney. Hopefully, with your prayers, the good LORD will see that it is cleared up and/or that he is able to get a new Kidney. Oh, Lord please help my brother and keep him safe. Amen
  • Parking Solutions

    08/06/2010 5:33:08 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 12 replies
    email | Wohr
    Parking in Budapest Whatever happened to the United States being ahead of the rest of the world? http://www.woehr.de/en/projecte/budapest_m730/index.htm
  • Health Care

    11/01/2009 3:24:11 AM PST · by dixie sass · 4 replies · 248+ views
    11-01-09 | Dixie Sass
    Just wondering why there hasn't been a bigger outcry against the Health Care Bill(s). We will all be on Medicaid/Medicare. Two programs that have been ripped off consistently over the years. Two programs that are administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield, a company that also insures a great many people in this country. They are paid by the government to administer the program and receive payments from the government. I wonder how much of our taxes have been tucked into their pockets. Is this fraud?
  • Charleston Tea Party

    07/04/2009 11:55:27 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 6 replies · 694+ views
    07/04/09 | Dixie Sass
    Charleston held a Tea Party today. I was unable to attend but would love to hear if any of the local FReepers were there and what they heard from the speakers, etc. From what I heard on the news, it was considered a bipartisan event. Someone said that Jim DeMint was there, but have not been able to confirm. This is the second Tea Party held in Charleston.
  • Kissinger on Ford

    12/27/2006 1:36:34 AM PST · by dixie sass · 17 replies · 739+ views
    Years of Renewal | 1999 | Henry Kissinger
    Henry Kissinger's views of Gerald Ford from his book "Years of Renewal". "With Ford, what one saw was what one got. Providence smiled on Americans when - seemingly by happenstance - it brought forward a president who embodied our nation's deepest and simplest values." Kissinger's comparison betweem todays politicians and Ford leads one to believe that he believed that Ford was a leader in heroic mold. "The modern politician is less interested in being a hero than a superstar," he wrote. "Heroes walk alone; stars derive their status from approbation. Heroes are defined by inner values, stars by consensus. When...
  • Ann Coulter is on the Big Idea with Danny Deutsch on CNBC

    07/26/2006 7:55:14 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 22 replies · 1,636+ views
    July 26th 2006 | Dixie Sass
    I'm surprised that there isn't a live thread on this.
  • 55 Square mile area affected in Charleston SC by Water Main Break

    03/31/2006 8:14:44 PM PST · by dixie sass · 50 replies · 1,906+ views
    Breaking news on tv | 03/31/06 | Dixie Sass
    The break is at Turkey Creek. The 48 inch pipe is over the marsh and no ones knows how it happened. This comes at the time when we have The Cooper River Bridge Run, the Azalea Festival, the Cajun Festival, and a few other high profile events happening.
  • Two books about WWII

    03/12/2006 8:50:03 PM PST · by dixie sass · 7 replies · 663+ views
    13 March 06 | Dixie Sass
    For all of you guys and gals who like to read books about WWII or submarines, let me tell you about my cousin Steven M. Wilson. He has written two books, the first is the "Voyage of the Gray Wolves", the second book is "Between the Hunter and the Hunted". No, I haven't read them yet but am waiting for them to arrive. From what everyone has told me that has read them, they are really good.
  • Response to Hurricane Katrina largest ever for Southern Baptists

    09/02/2005 2:00:26 AM PDT · by dixie sass · 49 replies · 2,159+ views
    North American Mission Board ^ | 31 August 05 | Tim Yarbrough
    Response to Hurricane Katrina largest ever for Southern Baptists August 31, 2005 By Tim Yarbrough ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Response to Hurricane Katrina will be the largest ever for Southern Baptists with more than 1,000 volunteers and 100 mobile Disaster Relief units activated to hurricane and tornado ravaged regions of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. By day’s end Wednesday, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers from as far away as New Mexico, Michigan and Virginia were serving in various capacities at more than 20 locations. Mobile kitchen teams were set to begin operations at many locations today. Southern Baptist volunteers also are...
  • ADWARE/SPYWARE EMBEDDED IN FREE REPUBLIC?

    11/26/2004 1:28:37 PM PST · by dixie sass · 110 replies · 2,018+ views
    Self | 11/26/04 | Dixie Sass
    What is with the underlined words/phrases in FR?
  • LETTERS, LOTS AND LOTS OF LETTERS...

    10/26/2004 8:03:42 AM PDT · by dixie sass · 5 replies · 903+ views
    26 October 2004 | Dixie Sass
    Well, it looks as though Dick Elliott and his cohorts are breaking the law and destroying other peoples property. Not nice Dick! When you are operating a political campaign on a shoe-string budget, those signs represent a large part of your budget and also the volunteers and your families time. Like Katherines son and daughter. Since the Democrats are trying to keep Katherines name and face out of the public eye by doing away with the signs, why don't we put it back in the public eye vocally and written? Even though she is endorsed by the Knight-Ritter newspaper in...
  • KNIGHT RIDDER PAPER ENDORSES FREEPER KATHERINE JENERETTE FOR SC SENATE SEAT

    10/22/2004 12:01:20 AM PDT · by dixie sass · 54 replies · 1,854+ views
    Candidate for Senate seat has fresh outlook Sen. Dick Elliott, D-North Myrtle Beach, has represented northern Horry County and several Pee Dee counties in the Senate since the early 1990s and served in the S.C. House for several terms before that. This time around, he has a smart young opponent in Republican Katherine Jenerette, who shows the potential to become a good senator while bringing a fresh outlook to representing the district. She deserves the chance to develop that potential - not least because she shows greater interest than Elliott in working with the Horry County delegation on the issues,...
  • SLAVERY RECONCILIATION MARCH COMING TO CHARLESTON

    10/12/2004 3:53:41 AM PDT · by dixie sass · 62 replies · 952+ views
    Charleston Net - The Post and Courier ^ | 11 October 2004 | Schuyler Kropf
    An international march to recognize America's role in slavery -- where white people wear yokes and chains while black people escort them -- will arrive in Charleston on Tuesday, a day after the Columbus Day federal holiday. If the group's Annapolis, Md., march last week is the measuring stick, the event should be free of violence but mouths will drop open along the parade route. The Lifeline Expedition is meant to prod observers into talking, praying and thinking about slavery. Charleston, because of its gateway role in the slave trade, is among 10 cities the group is targeting for "slavery...
  • BACKUP VOTING SYSTEM WOES MAY LOOM ANEW

    10/10/2004 7:22:21 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 17 replies · 491+ views
    iwon.com ^ | 10 October 2004 | ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the law of unintended consequences. A new national backup system meant to ensure that millions of eligible voters are not mistakenly turned away from the polls this year, as happened in 2000, could wind up causing Election Day problems as infamous as Florida's hanging chads. Congress required conditional, or provisional, voting as part of election fixes passed in 2002. For the first time, all states must offer a backup ballot to any voter whose name does not appear on the rolls when the voter comes to the polling place on Nov. 2. If the voter...
  • POLITICAL NEWCOMER CHALLENGES INCUMBENT IN SENATE SEAT RACE

    10/05/2004 7:19:04 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 12 replies · 550+ views
    The Sun News ^ | 02 October 2004 | Janelle Frost
    In addition to the presidential election, North Myrtle Beach voters will decide at the polls Nov. 2 whether to keep incumbent state Sen. Dick Elliott in office or welcome newcomer Katherine Jenerette. Elliott, 67, has a long history in politics and government. Elliott, a Democrat, has been state senator since 1992 and served 10 years prior in the House. He also is the owner of Elliott Realty and a partner in ventures that developed Beachwood Golf Club and Eagle Nest Estates and Golf Club. For Jenerette, a Republican, campaigning is a new experience. This is the 36-year-old's first time running...
  • Lowcountry Meeting

    10/04/2004 8:22:04 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 21 replies · 444+ views
    04 October 2004 | Dixie Sass
    When - Tuesday, 05 October, 2004 Where - Olive Garden - Northwoods Mall Time - 7:00 - 7:30 Topics - unknown at time of posting
  • Iraq Pipeline Watch

    08/05/2004 5:01:59 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 1 replies · 243+ views
    Focus: Iraq Iraq's Oil Sector One Year After Liberation Terror's Big Prize The coordinated suicide attack on oil terminals off the coast of the southern Iraqi city of Basra is another sign that terrorists have singled out oil as their biggest prize. A crude threat An average of one to two sabotage attacks a week against Iraq's oil pipelines has crippled the country's oil industry, hindering its ability to export crude. Minding Its Business Saudi Arabia, which has demonstrated its willingness to use its vast oil reserves as a foreign policy tool, has not acted to aid U.S. efforts to...
  • "TEST RUNS CONDUCTED FOR THE NEXT 9/11"

    07/22/2004 10:46:10 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 81 replies · 1,550+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 22 July 2004 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Last week NewsMax linked for several days to journalist Annie Jacobsen's widely reported eyewitness account of suspicious behavior by Arab men on a flight from the Muslim haven of Detroit to L.A. But her report is just the beginning. "Flight crews and air marshals say Middle Eastern men are staking out airports, probing security measures and conducting test runs aboard airplanes for a terrorist attack," the Washington Times revealed today. Story Continues Below The article singles out the flight Jacobsen took on June 29, Northwest Airlines Flight 327, as well as American Airlines Flight 1732 from San Juan, Puerto Rico,...
  • November Elections

    07/12/2004 2:23:35 AM PDT · by dixie sass · 48 replies · 827+ views
    n/a | 12 July 2004 | Diixie Sass
    Heard something about elections being suspended in November - depending on terrorist activities. Until I heard it this morning, I had not really given that positively a thought. What are y'alls thoughts...
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON'S VISION

    07/01/2004 11:05:40 AM PDT · by dixie sass · 14 replies · 302+ views
    email ^ | unknown | George Washington
    George Washington's vision is recorded at the Library of Congress Valley Forge, the winter of 1777, American forces were fighting against the British, the most powerful nation in the world. Many believe that only 3% of the American people took part in the struggle for independence, while "Tories" gave aid and comfort to the British cause. "This afternoon, as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I, for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed,...
  • TENENBAUM'S GENDER COULD HURT HER ODDS

    06/30/2004 5:17:20 AM PDT · by dixie sass · 48 replies · 502+ views
    Charleston Net - The Post and Courier ^ | 30 June 2004 | Clay Barbour
    COLUMBIA--She is a Democrat in a Republican state, trying to replace a legend. That alone stacks the odds against Inez Tenenbaum. But according to many of the state's political experts, a minority party affiliation and a set of big shoes to fill could be the least of her worries. This fall, Tenenbaum faces off against U.S. Rep. Jim DeMint, a Republican, for the right to take the seat of retiring Sen. Fritz Hollings. Since announcing her candidacy, Tenenbaum has crisscrossed the state, shaking hands and talking policy. She has made a concerted effort to steer clear of the "liberal" label...
  • THEFT STRIKES BLOW TO YORKTOWN

    06/30/2004 4:45:38 AM PDT · by dixie sass · 31 replies · 309+ views
    Charleston Net - The Post and Courier ^ | 30 June 2004 | Phillip Caston
    MOUNT PLEASANT--Tourists visiting the Yorktown aircraft carrier at Patriots Point are encouraged to take home a variety of souvenirs to remember their visit. Sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, a thief took some collectibles that aren't offered in the gift shop -- seven Medals of Honor. The Medals of Honor were stolen from the Yorktown's Medal of Honor museum at Patriots Point, and the Mount Pleasant Police Department and FBI are asking for the public's help in finding them. The medals, some of which were donated by widows of the honored servicemen, are thought to have been stolen sometime...
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Anti-Porn Law

    06/29/2004 3:38:59 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 19 replies · 156+ views
    Washington Update email | 29 June 2004 | Tony Perkins
    Supreme Court Strikes Down Anti-Porn Law By a 5-4 decision today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Child Online Protection Act, which was signed into law in 1998 as an attempt to shield children from online pornography. At the link below you can read the amicus brief we filed in this case, asking the Court to uphold the law. This decision is yet another victory at the High Court for pornographers, at the expense of America's children. Just one year ago the Supreme Court upheld the Children's Internet Protection Act because they realized the dangers in allowing children to...
  • BUYER MUST FINGERPRINT SELLER, SAYS PROPOSED CALIFORNIA BILL, BUT WHAT ABOUT EBAY?

    06/22/2004 8:57:52 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 31 replies · 264+ views
    Buyer Must Fingerprint Seller, Says Proposed California Bill, but What about eBay? By David S. Smith SACRAMENTO, CALIF. - A current bill before California lawmakers aimed at curtailing the trafficking of stolen merchandise could seriously hamper the antiques and fine art trade throughout the Golden State. Proposed regulations for dealers and auctioneers are stringent. Included are such drastic measures as taking a fingerprint from everyone that they buy or take consignments from for items exceeding $250 in value. Dealers and auction houses will also be required to report all purchases of $250 or more to police within 24 hours, and...
  • Senators Fault Pentagon as New Photos Emerge Lawmakers Split on Rumsfeld Resignation

    05/10/2004 8:31:59 AM PDT · by dixie sass · 37 replies · 175+ views
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 10May04 | R. Jeffrey Smith
    "...Warner also said he expects the Pentagon to surrender today or tomorrow a full copy of the military's scathing internal report, based on an inquiry conducted by Army Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba. The report, completed in February, was classified "Secret/No Foreign Dissemination" and approved by Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, on May 1; that was a few days before its contents became public."
  • KENTUCKY COUNTY SENDS ITS WWII VETERANS ON PROUD JOURNEY

    05/09/2004 11:20:21 AM PDT · by dixie sass · 49 replies · 390+ views
    The Post and Courier | May 09, 2004 | David Montgomery
    WASHINGTON--Calling Frank Capra. We have a story for him. It's about the day Carter County in rural eastern Kentucky came to Washington. It's about Friday, at the National World War II Memorial. Unplug your cynicism, get out your hankies, close your eyes. Picture some ideal America of unambiguous wars abroad and neighbors sacrificing to help each other at home. An America where our best "Friends" aren't television characters, and the nation does not need to apologize. Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? A while back, the people of Carter County resolved to raise enough money to send every World War...
  • A THOUGHT

    04/07/2004 10:53:17 AM PDT · by dixie sass · 53 replies · 178+ views
    The Federalist ^ | 04 April 04 or 040404 | James Taranto
    "The idea of soldier-as-victim might have made some sense in 1971, when the draft was on and some soldiers were in Vietnam against their will. But today's military has not a single conscript; everyone fighting in Iraq and elsewhere is a professional who has voluntarily chosen a hazardous line of work. They deserve our gratitude and respect, not our pity." --James Taranto
  • SOUTH CAROLINA PALMETTO CHAPTER MEMBER RUNS FOR STATE SENATE SEAT

    03/31/2004 10:18:36 AM PST · by dixie sass · 60 replies · 2,725+ views
    Katherine Jenerette | 31 March 2004 | Dixie Sass
    Yesterday I received a call from Katherine with some great news - she is running for the SC State Senate Seat. The following is taken from the Myrtle Beach Newspaper - the whole article can be found at http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/sunnews/8318274.htm "Brown's Horry County staff member Katherine Jenerette filed to run on the Republican ticket against state Sen. Dick Elliott, D-North Myrtle Beach. Her husband, Van Jenerette, ran against Brown four years ago. Katherine Jenerette is treading in the steps of state Rep. Thad Viers, R-Myrtle Beach, who also was an Horry County staffer for Brown."
  • SUNDAY. THE DAY AFTER.

    03/22/2004 4:38:09 PM PST · by dixie sass · 49 replies · 220+ views
    22 March 2004 | Dixie Sass
    Sunday morning, those of us still in Fayetteville gathered one last time at the Radisson to share a meal and thoughts on the events of the previous day after which some people hit the road for home. Some of us stayed and went to the Airborne Museum. If you are ever in or near Fayetteville, I highly recommend a trip through this museum. The gentleman who was behind the desk where we signed the Guest Book, after hearing who we were, said that we would really appreciate their newest exhibit. To our right when we walked in, stood three glass...
  • NAVY AND MARINE CORPS COMMENDATION MEDAL AWARDED TO OUR VERY OWN WARRIOR NURSE

    03/14/2004 7:25:04 PM PST · by dixie sass · 122 replies · 554+ views
    14 March 04 | Dixie Sass
    Department of the Navy This to certify that The Secretary of the Navy Has Awarded the NAVY AND MARINE CORPS COMMENDATION MEDAL to Jeffrey Clark US NAVY for Meritorious service as ship's nurse while to USS John F Kennedy (CV 67) from March 2002 to March 2004. Lieutenant Clark consistently performed his demanding duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. He was instrumental in providing outstanding emergency care in an austure and remote environment aboard John F Kennedy during Operation Enduring Freedom. His outstanding treatment of Man-Down situations including the life-saving treatment of a coaltion sailor who required multiple...
  • A RESOLUTION FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

    02/11/2004 9:29:44 AM PST · by dixie sass · 90 replies · 652+ views
    E-mail | February 11, 2004
    A JOINT RESOLUTION petitioning the United States Congress to propose an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, for submission to the several States, to allow the people of the United States and the several States the freedom to exercise their religion in public places. WHEREAS, the Ten Commandments appear over the bench where the United States Supreme Court Justices sit, thus showing the source from whence our laws and the government power of the state are derived; and WHEREAS, America’s colonial governments adopted the Ten Commandments not as an object of worship or an icon, but as the...
  • LOW COUNTRY FREEPERS, LETS GET TOGETHER

    02/09/2004 4:14:15 PM PST · by dixie sass · 43 replies · 4,476+ views
    February 09, 2004 | Dixie Sass
    Low country freepers, lets get together and do some chatting and planning. Any ideas on day and place?
  • WHAT HOWARD DEAN HAS TO OFFER

    12/13/2003 10:25:19 AM PST · by dixie sass · 42 replies · 167+ views
    E-mail ^ | 13 December 2003 | Jeremy Moore
    Question: when is a presidential candidate, heartily endorsed by both ends of the political spectrum, not a presumptive landslide winner? When his name is Howard Dean. Endorsements from the political right are ironic, of course. When National Review puts Dean on the cover under the words "PLEASE NOMINATE THIS MAN!" and White House political director Karl Rove joins a Fourth of July Parade in Northwest Washington shouting "We Want Howard Dean!" they really want someone George W. Bush can beat without breaking a sweat, and for that Dean is the man of the hour. The left has their own reasons...
  • GORE ALONE

    12/13/2003 8:09:14 AM PST · by dixie sass · 29 replies · 206+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 13 December 2003 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Veterans of Al Gore's 2000 campaign see a clear resemblance between his decision-making process in the Howard Dean endorsement and the way he prepared for his first presidential debate with George W. Bush. In each case, Gore kept his own counsel and did not inform advisers (with the probable exception of his daughter Karenna). Critical 2000 campaign veterans contend that this isolation led to faulty tactics in the debate and to a questionable decision in the recent endorsement. Gore's seclusion and desire for complete secrecy led to the aspect of Dean's endorsement that produced the most criticism in...
  • INSIDE THE NUMBERS: 2004

    12/13/2003 7:26:02 AM PST · by dixie sass · 51 replies · 108+ views
    Townhall.Com ^ | November 4, 2003 | Matt Towery
    With the 2004 presidential election coming up one year from this week, let's use information and analyses from prior editions of this column to predict who might win. President Bush will be the Republican nominee, of course, so let's focus on the Democratic field of candidates. We were ahead of the curve months ago when we revealed a survey showing former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean was the surprise leader of the pack. Many thought Dean's quick rise would be brief, but clearly, he is the real thing. In another column, we noted the sudden emergence of Wesley Clark mania and...
  • THE 'OFFENSIVENESS' OF CHRISTIANITY

    12/08/2003 4:21:35 AM PST · by dixie sass · 33 replies · 156+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 05 December 2003 | David Limbaugh
    It amazes me that people can still, with a straight face, deny that Christians are the subjects of systematic discrimination in this country. Every time I turn around there's more evidence. Since my book "Persecution" was released I've seen enough additional examples to give me a good start on a sequel -- not that I've decided to write one at this point. But I continue to encounter liberals who pooh pooh the idea that it is even possible to discriminate against a majority group. No matter how much proof you show them, they wave their hands dismissively and say, "those...
  • CCF TV Ads Expose PETA

    12/04/2003 10:48:33 PM PST · by dixie sass · 28 replies · 177+ views
    Consumer Freedom.com ^ | 05 December 03 | No Author Found
    Beginning last night, millions of Fox News Channel viewers learned that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is linked with domestic terrorism. Two new television ads produced by the Center for Consumer Freedom expose PETA for funding, condoning, and supporting arson and other forms of violence. One of our new 30-second commercials features a young woman who talks about teaching her children to love and respect animals. But she denounces PETA's support of violence as extreme and unacceptable. The second spot begins by exposing PETA's opposition to all medical research using animals, including efforts to find cures for...
  • AL SHARPTON FOLLOWS IN GORES FOOTSTEPS

    12/04/2003 5:42:54 AM PST · by dixie sass · 63 replies · 142+ views
    Today Show | 04 December 2003 | Dixie Sass
    I walked into the living room and fell on the couch laughing - why? Al Sharpton is going to be on Saturday Night Live this weekend. The man is emulating Al Gore!! I wonder if he is as good as actor as Gore is?
  • THE SOUND OF SILENCE

    12/02/2003 11:20:55 PM PST · by dixie sass · 23 replies · 184+ views
    Opinion Journal - from the Editorial Pages of the Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, December 2, 2003 | MELANIE KIRKPATRICK
    <p>The Sound of Silence Why is the press ignoring what the Democratic Judiciary memos say?</p> <p>A young man in Washington is in danger of losing his job because of something The Wall Street Journal's editorial page published, which prompts me to say, in his defense: He didn't do it.</p>
  • Rights To Nome Delivers Bill of Rights to Schoolchildren in Alaska Bush

    11/12/2003 4:53:00 PM PST · by dixie sass · 12 replies · 225+ views
    "Rights To Nome" Iditarod Race ^ | November 05, 2003 | Unknown
    RIGHTS TO NOME FLASH PRESS RELEASE - NOVEMBER 5, 2003 www.RightsToNome.com "Rights To Nome" Iditarod Race 1747 Crosson Ave Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 (907) 455-7850 Rights To Nome project enlists "Caravan Connection" for transport, search, rescue, and retrieval. Volume 1, Issue 2 FAIRBANKS, AK: While competing for the Iditarod sled dog race title, musher Mike Lawless will be carrying copies of your Bill of Rights in his dog sled. Mike's "Rights to Nome" quest appeals to all Americans to re-educate themselves about your Bill of Rights, and consider joining him in symbolically "ratifying" this foundational document for our generation, assuring its...
  • IT'S NOT VIETNAM THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER WHEN WE LOOK AT IRAQ. THE RELEVANT QUAGMIRE

    11/04/2003 6:22:44 PM PST · by dixie sass · 61 replies · 506+ views
    The Memphis Flyer ^ | November 04, 2003 | Ed Weathers
    THE RELEVANT QUAGMIRE American soldiers are dying daily, killed by fervent, faceless, loosely organized foes who wear no uniforms and melt into the landscape, or the cityscape, after they attack. American helicopters are being shot out of the sky by shoulder-mounted surface-to-air missiles. Back home, the American public begins to grow disenchanted with a military enterprise it initially supported. No wonder anti-war commentators are saying that the U.S. occupation of Iraq threatens to turn into a quagmire like Vietnam. But the commentators don’t have it quite right. They have the wrong quagmire. The more appropriate historical analogy for what the...
  • STEEL MILL MOVES ON WITH BANKRUPTCY PLANS

    10/13/2003 8:41:32 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 14 replies · 175+ views
    The Sun News ^ | October 13, 2003 | Zane Wilson
    A spurned suitor's last-minute attempt to obtain the Georgetown Steel plant has failed, and the bankruptcy of the plant's former parent company is marching to a conclusion. The winding down of the 2½-year-old case doesn't give much comfort to plant workers, though, because they still see the mill's fate as uncertain. "We're kind of cautious right now. We know the state of the economy we're in right now is depressed," said James Sanderson, president of United Steelworkers Local 7898. The company's managers are beginning to make payments and distribute the assets according to a plan approved June 12 in federal...
  • PALMETTO CHAPTER (AKA SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTER OF FREE REPUBLIC)

    09/27/2003 6:41:05 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 65 replies · 360+ views
    27 September 2003 | Dixie Sass
    The South Carolina Chapter of Free Republic met for the last time today at Maurices Bar-b-Que in Columbia. The following were in attendance: Dixie Sass dhuffman@awod.com Hillarys Gate Cult MACVSOG68 SC SwampFox UpChuck Young Miss SC SwampFox The meeting was held at Maurices Bar-b-Que on Two Notch Road in Columbia, South Carolina from 12 noon to 3pm on September 27, 2003. Informal discussion of Grassroots organization and how various groups have organized were discussed. DHuffman lead the discussion on this. One question that he put before the group was "What is conservatism" Also discussed was the possibility of "locale" meetings...
  • DID YOU KNOW YOU ARE SUING LOS ANGELES

    05/14/2003 10:20:24 AM PDT · by dixie sass · 26 replies · 197+ views
    Townhall.com Opinion Alert email ^ | May 14, 2003 | Terence Jeffrey
    You're suing Los Angeles Terence Jeffrey This may be the first that you've heard of it, but the fact of the matter is you're suing Los Angeles -- and you're winning. But that's not good news. Winning may cost you money. It definitely will cost people in Los Angeles some freedom. This is a story that began at the ballot box. In 1994, Californians voted 59 percent to 41 percent for Proposition 187. "Essentially," the Los Angeles Times reported then, "the proposition would bar illegal immigrants from public schools, and prohibit public agencies from providing them with non-emergency health and...
  • BLASTS HIT SAUDI CAPITAL

    05/12/2003 8:38:05 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 5 replies · 193+ views
    BBC News World Edition ^ | May 12, 2003/May13,2003 | Unknown
    Blasts hit Saudi capital There has been a series of explosions in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh aimed at housing for western nationals in the city, Saudi officials said. According to diplomatic sources, blasts went off at three different locations, sending fireballs and smoke into the night sky. The BBC's Suleiman Nemr in Riyadh said that at least three people - a Saudi national, a Lebanese citizen and a westerner - had been killed at one residential compound where a car bomb exploded. There has been no official word on the number of casualties, but a spokesman for a Riyadh...
  • THE RANT AGAINST CNN

    05/10/2003 6:05:15 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 38 replies · 455+ views
    Email | 2003 | Bert Kinzey
    Subject: Bert Kinzey discusses CNN Bert Kinzey is a former Army officer who became an expert in military aviation and has authored literally dozens of books, principally aimed at the aviation enthusiast and scale modeler, and that are definitely apolitical. However, with his research efforts on military subjects he has gained a wealth of contacts within the U.S. military, and is one of the premier authorities on military subjects in this country. Please read what Bert has to say about CNN. A letter from Bert Kinzey: Hello, Everyone, As many of you know, although some do not, I wrote a...
  • LT. GOV. HELD AT GUNPOINT IN TRAFFIC STOP

    05/07/2003 4:34:42 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 7 replies · 229+ views
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | May 07, 2003 | BRIAN HICKS
    Lt. Gov. held at gunpoint in traffic stop BY BRIAN HICKS Of The Post and Courier Staff COLUMBIA--Lieutenant governor is a job that normally gets little publicity, but South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer has a chance now for some national exposure. On World's Wildest Police Chases, that is. On Tuesday, Bauer led Columbia Police on a moderate-speed chase down Assembly Street here, where he apparently was racing to gavel the Senate into order. The incident ended with a gun drawn and the lieutenant governor standing with his hands in the air on one of the city's busiest streets, just...
  • LEAST WE FORGET...

    05/04/2003 4:21:28 AM PDT · by dixie sass · 20 replies · 298+ views
    email ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Here I go again with something that came by email. I don't know if y'all have seen it somewhere else - it's worth sharing and looking at again and again and again. http://www.mwarrior.com/Utah%20flag%20Memorial.htm ... and yes the website works.
  • ...AND AFTERWARDS - "SLAP THE DONKEY"? SHARPTON SAID IT

    05/03/2003 4:25:29 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 108 replies · 324+ views
    The State.com ^ | May 03. 2003 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Democratic presidential candidates hold early debate COLUMBIA, S.C. - The nine Democrats vying for the White House gathered Saturday for an ultra early primary debate with hopes of distinguishing themselves from the pack and cutting into President Bush's support in the South. The debate came before most of the candidates have fully developed their positions for next year's election. But with no clear front-runner, there is intense rivalry for the nomination, even among the longshots. "The way to move a donkey is to slap the donkey," Al Sharpton, warming up for the debate, told delegates at the state party convention...
  • GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS TO MODERATE DEBATE IN COLUMBIA

    05/03/2003 3:55:37 PM PDT · by dixie sass · 56 replies · 105+ views
    The State.com ^ | May 03. 2003 | LAUREN MARKOE
    George Stephanopoulos knows he will moderate tonight's debate at USC under trying circumstances. For starters, it's hard to imagine so many candidates -- nine Democrats are running for president -- actually debating. Then there's the timing. The election is 19 months away, and most Americans don't want to tune in to presidential politics so early in the game. "I'm a masochist," Stephanopoulos said. "But what I'm hoping for is to have a real conversation -- not canned speeches -- and for there to be real moments of engagement and substance. What you want to avoid is a cacophony." The former...