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  • The Inflation Predictions Were Just Wrong, And Now They're Hurting People

    06/21/2013 8:36:01 AM PDT · 41 of 56
    elk to ChildOfThe60s
    I ask: what is the price of arugula?

    That's all we need to know.

    Until the price of arugula goes up dramatically, the chattering class will have no idea what the "other half" Joe six-pack is dealing with.

  • Beck Asks: When Are You Going to Take Your Kid Out of School?

    03/04/2013 7:21:00 AM PST · 24 of 77
    elk to St_Thomas_Aquinas
    Not a Glen Beck fan, but I have to give him credit for this one.

    There are so many resources for parents and homeschoolers these days, it's amazing, incredible and fantastic.

    I haven't even checked out Khan Academy, but I've heard it's by a fellow who believes education should be free and accessible (don't know his politics), and he has a whole bunch of classes on online, for free - to include all those high school math classes.

    The homeschoolers I know all have kids who are calm, respectful, but are go-getters. They have no problem dealing with little kids, or their elders.

  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/16/2013 5:58:09 AM PST · 71 of 74
    elk to fattigermaster
    No one is attacking those who are childless by choice, or who prefer not to be childless. Nor are singles being attacked here. A frank discussion of babies shouldn't be viewed as an immediate attack on those without children!

    If anyone is being attacked, it is those who do have babies. Does today's stay-at-home mom like being lumped in with the various categories of "undesirables" accused now of having "too many babies?" (and I don't view ANY baby as undesirable - I'm using the description that seems to circulate that "undesirables" are having too many babies). Or with the bunch of females, especially singles ones, today who vote for Obama? And, where are the responsible men? Plenty of personal responsibility issues raised.

    "Childless Prejudice?" Wow, it's taken to a whole new level, I see. The traditional family is being attacked and redefined, if you haven't noticed. Treaties are being pushed that destroy parental authority, inserting governmental authority in its place. Even if one has no children, I would hope that they don't remain in a defensive posture against those on the same side, but rather see that the battle involves all sober, freedom-loving peoples.

  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/15/2013 8:59:30 AM PST · 39 of 74
    elk to Mrs. Don-o
    Indeed, my intention is not to judge, but to note the judgment placed upon those who do have children. There has been a war on families for a long time. Think about Betty Friedan's canard about the suburban housewife being akin to a workcamp slave in "The Feminist Mystique," or the calls over the years to start a Momy Wars between those who work and those who are full-time homemakers. Note that moms who work and those who stay home full time aren't interested in judging each other - each family has to make tough calls about these matters.

    See, those who cry "keep your hands off my body" have a huge hypocracy going on as they tend to judge those who do choose to procreate (those pitiful barefoot and pregnant types/sarcasm). Well, I daresay that the state, the planners, the whoevers, need to keep their hands off the products of my reproductive choice (to procreate).

    A mom should not need to apologise if she chooses to have children, one or more, and is able to stay home with them - it's not an attack on anyone, just a defense of the Mom.

    Mom, Baseball, and Apple Pie. What used to be the summary of much of what was good about America. Sad that poor Mom has to bear such attacks.

  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/15/2013 6:59:53 AM PST · 14 of 74
    elk to elk

    Sorry about the double post - meant to say, “familial” not familiar...

  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/15/2013 6:59:45 AM PST · 13 of 74
    elk to elk

    Sorry about the double post - meant to say, “familial” not familiar...

  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/15/2013 6:56:27 AM PST · 11 of 74
    elk to txrefugee
    Displays of selfishness, familial and relational conflict -- these are much more entertaining in our 24-hour media culture. Somehow, a joyful mom, just thrilled with multiple children, doesn't make the cut in terms of our viewership, our popular culture, our literature, the Web. The Duggars are an exception to that.

    For what it's worth, there ARE people who love their spouses, and are overjoyed with their multiple children. Folks who know that life is so short, so precious, and that the days of diapering and nose-wiping will pass all too quickly. Folks who will risk heartbreak, should a child encounter tragedy, but who also risk unparalleled joy and thrills when children reach milestones in life - walking, talking, driving, graduating, marrying, bearing children.

    Pundits, bitter feminists, metro males, whoever, can go ahead and head into old age alone, skip the work, yes; but they also skip the depths of joy that children bring. But, a child doesn't bear the responsibility of bringing you anything - love and duty are the burdens of parenthood, not childhood. But, wow, I can think of no greater priviledge than to be a mom - of whether one or 10.

  • When Babies Disappear (What to Expect When No One's Expecting)

    01/15/2013 6:55:54 AM PST · 9 of 74
    elk to txrefugee
    Displays of selfishness, familiar and relational conflict -- these are much more entertaining in our 24-hour media culture. Somehow, a joyful mom, just thrilled with multiple children, doesn't make the cut in terms of our viewership, our popular culture, our literature, the Web. The Duggars are an exception to that.

    For what it's worth, there ARE people who love their spouses, and are overjoyed with their multiple children. Folks who know that life is so short, so precious, and that the days of diapering and nose-wiping will pass all too quickly. Folks who will risk heartbreak, should a child encounter tragedy, but who also risk unparalleled joy and thrills when children reach milestones in life - walking, talking, driving, graduating, marrying, bearing children.

    Pundits, bitter feminists, metro males, whoever, can go ahead and head into old age alone, skip the work, yes; but they also skip the depths of joy that children bring. But, a child doesn't bear the responsibility of bringing you anything - love and duty are the burdens of parenthood, not childhood. But, wow, I can think of no greater priviledge than to be a mom - of whether one or 10.

  • Vanity: No need for a majority. We CAN get America back!

    11/07/2012 2:48:49 PM PST · 4 of 44
    elk to ConservativeMan55
    Perhaps consider the concept of not turning your children over to the educrats, even if it means missing out on that Free Federal Lunch.

    So, they miss all that training in revisionist history, the New Math, bullying, cyber-bully, too.

    Hmmm, with all those benefits, perhaps I should reconsider...

  • Starve the Machine

    11/07/2012 6:50:13 AM PST · 46 of 59
    elk to henkster
    Well, think about the 1000's of bureaucrats who will be policing your ecomonic activities, and when does it get to the point of being expedient to turn in your neighbor to save yourself?

    Think you are going to be able to keep those tomato plants when the drones have spotted them?

  • Priebus: GOP ‘Not Going to Play in MO with Todd Akin’ (No RNC Money for Akin)

    09/23/2012 3:37:39 PM PDT · 92 of 169
    elk to hecht; cripplecreek
    Ah, well, we moronic folks who have that scary idea that a child conceived in rape should not get a death sentence...

    The GOP-e could've easily sent out their missives and spinners to help Akin with his apology, explaining his position clearly, and pointing to his record which indicates he's a reliable vote against ObaminationCare.

    Even though Akin may have less than a silver tongue (say, compared to "Mr. 57-States" or "Mr. My Muslim Religion", not to mention gaffe-a-minute VP Guy), his record shows backbone and character. Wait, backbone and character - no wonder the GOP-E (Mittens, Coulter, et al.) can't stand the guy.

  • Palin to stump for Steelman in Missouri

    08/02/2012 9:07:54 PM PDT · 49 of 71
    elk to elk

    Sorry for the triple-reply!

  • Palin to stump for Steelman in Missouri

    08/02/2012 9:06:14 PM PDT · 48 of 71
    elk to heavyjunk
    Here's the challenge: real conservatives will split votes between Brunner and Akin...leaving the rah-rah Palin celeb candidate Steelman out in front.

    People I respect seem to prefer Akin. Never heard of Maldonado.

    What's a Missouri voter to do?

  • Palin to stump for Steelman in Missouri

    08/02/2012 9:06:14 PM PDT · 47 of 71
    elk to heavyjunk
    Here's the challenge: real conservatives will split votes between Brunner and Akin...leaving the rah-rah Palin celeb candidate Steelman out in front.

    People I respect seem to prefer Akin. Never heard of Maldonado.

    What's a Missouri voter to do?

  • Palin to stump for Steelman in Missouri

    08/02/2012 9:06:04 PM PDT · 46 of 71
    elk to heavyjunk
    Here's the challenge: real conservatives will split votes between Brunner and Akin...leaving the rah-rah Palin celeb candidate Steelman out in front.

    People I respect seem to prefer Akin. Never heard of Maldonado.

    What's a Missouri voter to do?

  • Bloggers Who Broke Fast and Furious Story, File Ethics Complaint on Holder With DC Bar

    07/03/2012 7:54:51 PM PDT · 11 of 22
    elk to dps.inspect

    Pass the popcorn, please....

  • Government Schools at the Root of Our Problem.

    07/01/2012 1:20:52 PM PDT · 13 of 25
    elk to Dick Bachert

    My point was, is it fair to put the burden of a failing society on the few who choose to homeschool, for appearing care only for their own, when it’s the VAST majority of folks who go ahead and turn their children over to be trained into Marxist Humanists?

  • Government Schools at the Root of Our Problem.

    07/01/2012 12:30:10 PM PDT · 9 of 25
    elk to Dick Bachert
    While they aren't above criticizm, I would suggest that it's so challenging for a family to bring a parent home to homeschool, and the family is often really quite caught up in being frugal, which can be time consuming.

    They still have only the one vote per parent, and are often still looked at like space aliens by family and neighbors, much less trying to convince people to either vote at all, or to vote for conservatives.

  • Agenda 21 Primer for a Small Town Mayor

    05/29/2012 7:02:09 AM PDT · 8 of 18
    elk to 762X51
    Oh, no, that's what's become of Ocean Springs? Who knew!

    Is Gulf Estates still there?

    I guess it couldn't stay untouched forever.

    Folks ought to pay attention to their Dear Leaders, especially in smaller towns. This is a great example. Then, again, look at Vermont -- rich libs came into a farm state and flipped it upside down.

  • What is Wrong with Socialism?

    05/19/2012 12:35:46 PM PDT · 10 of 18
    elk to loveliberty2
    I love reading posts like this, but sadly, what it articulates -- the lesson that history proves OVER and OVER again that Socialism is a big ticket to tyranny -- is lost to the current generation.

    You may want to check out Igor Shofaravich's (hope I spelled that correctly) fabulous book titled, "The Socialist Phenomenon," which is out-of-print, but I found it translated into English on the Web. Has a forward by the Gulag Archipelago author's name which I can't spell (sorry).

    Anyhow, it demonstrates what it sounds like Richter's work does -- that socialism has brought cruelty and tyranny throughout human history. We ignore it's immutable characteristics at our own risk.

    Sigh.

  • Video of Virgil Goode Appearance on Washington Journal (Must See If You Wish to be Informed)

    05/16/2012 12:01:57 PM PDT · 116 of 141
    elk to xzins
    I have stopped listening to any of the so-called conservative talk shows - dithering, deflecting, distracting. Perhaps I should give them the benefit of the doubt and just call them "entertainment." They do nothing to help true conservatives. In fact, I think they are part of the problem.

    Why don't true conservatives have any sway against the GOP-e? How have we come to this Progressive Socialist-R Romney guy. At least with Bush, we could hang on to the thread that Bush would aim for Constitutionalist (thereby prolife) judicial appointments. With Romney, I can't even fake myself out to think that he'd appoint decent judges.

    The mega-media successfullly trashed and belittled all the conservative candidates, putting up unflattering Time Mag covers whenever they needed an extra ad hominem blow against a candidate. Are we all so lame that we can't find a decent conservative candidate out there? Apparently we are.

    Sorry, fellow conservatives, we have turned our culture, our children and education system, over to the Progressives, and we are bearing the fruit of that now. The education system and the TV churn out millions of non-thinkers, and that is going to have no impact on our future?

    To be fair, I realize that most conservatives are just so busy working hard to earn an honest dollar, taking care of their families and those around them, that they don't have time to mind their public servants, the policies being promulgated by those incumbants seeking to preserve their imcumbancy, nor do we have the extra funds to toss at candidates. Perhaps the dependency society will finally vote the bankruptcy of the treasury, enabled by the bankruptcy of the spirit that rots the U.S. from the inside out.

    Just sayin'.

  • Obesity fight must shift from personal blame-U.S. panel

    05/08/2012 1:34:50 PM PDT · 41 of 67
    elk to USAF80
    Didn't the feminazi's have a saying: "Keep your hands off my body."? Well, can "they" keep their hands off my food?

    The FFA (Future Farmers of America) actively encourages the youth to aim to work for Monsanto - site visits, the works. Gotta love that.

    Can we get GMO labelling laws -- seriously, it's just information and words added to a label, but we can't get that done. Instead, set up life control rules for the populace, eh?

    I want the FREEDOM to say no to The Twinkie, or to say yes to The Twinkie. The Food Modernization and Safety Act, anyone? That's already been passed, by the way.

    Yamamoto, if he would have thought about it for a few minutes more, could've added to his famous quote about Americans and their tools behind every blade of grass -- that Americans would trade those tools for food if they were left with only grass to eat. You don't think Ayers et al. have thought about this?

  • Video - Women's Vote Was “One Of The Greatest Mistakes America Made”

    05/08/2012 1:20:09 PM PDT · 44 of 132
    elk to JRandomFreeper
    Why not discuss the matter? Without name-calling.

    The margin of women who vote for socialists/nanny state IS scary, so why don't we discuss it?

    Heck, from what I hear about the "Life of Julia" statist propaganda piece from the Big Zero, it begs the question...what idiots are they progagandizing that would buy into that and would it be better if those (regardless of gender) who have a stake in the public trough, be restricted from voting?

  • The President's Private War

    05/05/2012 6:32:23 AM PDT · 10 of 15
    elk to Paladin2
    Did anyone notice that the final mission in the Mission Impossible Protocol movie (sorry I forgot the name) was the hacking into the drone controls by some group that the mission impossible group was to then go deal with.

    Just sayin'....

  • Whooping Cough Surges Again in U.S. (Video)

    05/05/2012 6:27:42 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    elk to raybbr
    Indeed, FReepers should do some research into the pertussis vaccine in that DPT combo before casting aspersions on the parents who may choose to avoid the vaccine damage risk.

    I am amazed at how unkind (and hysterical, even) folks get on this forum when they think they are at risk from the unvaccinated, and suddenly they become Big Government advocates, wanting the government to impose its dictates on people, to take away their freedom to choose against a medical treatment.

    Folks should remember that Freedom is risky. It comes with a price. It allows people to make decisions you might not agree with. Even if it's "for the children." Our country would not be here if folks, with children, didn't take the risk of crossing the Atlantic for freedom from tyranny.

    Think about it.

  • Ten Things You Should Do If You’re An “Anybody But Mitt” Republican, And One You Should Not

    02/01/2012 8:57:30 AM PST · 108 of 161
    elk to dagogo redux

    We can’t even argue that we’d at least get conservative Supreme Court Justices with Romney vs. Obama. With Bush you could at least comfort yourself with that thought as you held your nose and voted for the lesser of 2 evils. No hope of getting rule-of-law judges here with Romney, so that’s the final straw.

  • Unilever chief Polman warns of higher food prices and urges curbs on commodity speculation

    01/25/2012 6:54:05 AM PST · 6 of 6
    elk to Dr. Thorne
    Wow.

    Why doesn't he just come out an say it: "we just want the control of food in the hands of a few."

    Can't have farmers hedging on commodities to protect themselves.

  • Vanity: Has Ann Coulter Taken Over The Drudge Report?

    01/24/2012 12:54:21 PM PST · 61 of 73
    elk to JediJones
    "Why doesn’t someone create a nicely organized front page for Free Republic that can link directly to the articles that get added here?"

    This is a brilliant idea. Dr. Nudge, I mean, Drudgereport, has certain biases that I've noticed over time.

    There is a manipulative element in it all, as well.

    There is a methodology in influencing and moving people that uses, fear, sex, then while the mind has been hit with these emotions, inserts the idea they want to forward. Until I learned that, I wondered why Drudge would have these weird, cheesy violent crime reports. I think its manipulation and distraction.

    He has a lot of power, given in large part to him by conservatives, but I think they should stop and analyze if Drudge deserves to keep that level of power and influence, especially for conservatives.

    So, an alternative that at the very least conservatives could turn to for a news summary, as suggested by FReeper JediJones, is a brilliant idea.

    So, you see why I call Drudge, "Dr. Nudge," because he is busy not just reporting in a neutral manner, but nudging and influencing public opinion as well as driving the news cycle. That's a lot of power.

  • Australians told to immunize children or loose family tax breaks

    11/25/2011 11:59:12 AM PST · 40 of 55
    elk to jalisco555
    For those who want a "balanced" view, from a pro-vaccination doctor, check out the book by Dr. Sears on the topic.

    Even he doesn't go towards a "Government-as-god-Pharma" in control of peoples' children.

  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 45) November 18

    11/23/2011 1:51:36 PM PST · 122 of 138
    elk to Red_Devil 232
    Late to the thread, however, I had to inform you that you have created all sorts of envy from this FReeper household by posting the beautiful Mead pictures!

    Great work!

    From a wanna-be Mead crafter...

  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 45) November 18

    11/23/2011 1:47:03 PM PST · 121 of 138
    elk to Red_Devil 232
    Late to the thread, however, I had to inform you that you have created all sorts of envy from this FReeper household by posting the beautiful Mead pictures!

    Great work!

    From a wanna-be Mead crafter...

  • Newt Gingrich won't appear on Missouri ballot

    11/22/2011 7:33:42 PM PST · 44 of 103
    elk to Buckeye Battle Cry
    I read in the newspaper that Cain filed in MO within hours of the office opening, and Mittens' papers were filed by a big list of RINO's, to include Senator Blunt a few hours later.

    Great. I hope the fix is not in for Mittens in the show-me state. Show-me what who controls the delegates, then, if not a primary vote....interesting.

  • Ann Coulter: Picking ‘The Most Right Wing Candidate’ In Primary Is ‘Suicidal’

    11/16/2011 5:44:37 AM PST · 67 of 185
    elk to TitansAFC
    It appears that any of these people who are allowed airtime, have to now follow the RINO talking points. The Country Club talking points.

    I wish these ladies would have taken up the cause when they painted Bachman with the "wild-eyed-migraine" look. I'd like to see Bambi's medical records and compare...oh, right, those are secret. Grades? Ah, nevermind...

    The country-clubbers all filed Mittens' papers in the state of MO for the presidential run -- the fix is in for the Establishment Candidate, unless we have some miracle in which the average Joe has some say, or is that now impossible?

    RINO voting has been forbidden in our household now...

  • My Dad the Marine (Fighting cancer-prayers)

    11/10/2011 6:17:53 AM PST · 25 of 170
    elk to arbee4bush
    God bless your dear family, and we'll be praying for your Dad.

    Please thank him for his service!!

  • Fourth Woman Accuses Cain Of Sexual Harassment, Will Hold Press Conference Today

    11/07/2011 8:51:02 AM PST · 150 of 253
    elk to wintertime
    Aha! That's a great point about the "trivial" points stretched into almost capital offenses.

    Come to think of it, The One would be totally demolished if the same standard were applied to Mr. 57 States.

  • Fourth Woman Accuses Cain Of Sexual Harassment, Will Hold Press Conference Today

    11/07/2011 8:13:16 AM PST · 102 of 253
    elk to Winstons Julia
    Does anyone remember the Lt. Governor race in Alabama a few years back? Dem operatives, I believe, paid a prostitute to lie and say she was solicited by the Conservative Lt. Governor candidate, a great family man. If I recall correctly, the lady's conscience caused her to recant.

    While I am cautious, especially since I'm not yet on some Cain bandwagon, the media is organized and talented at doing this sort of thing, especially at ignoring the real predators and jerks (e.g., Clinton, Edwards, etc.).

    I wonder if someone could pick out and list the liberal vs. conservative (not RINO) false and true accusations and list them for all to see. It wouldn't solve Cain's issue, but it'd be a good calibrator.

  • [vanity] I refuse to have Romney forced down my throat.

    10/12/2011 7:28:45 PM PDT · 90 of 102
    elk to CaptainK
    "So you’ll be happy when Obama wins?"

    Well, when folks refuse to vote for the country club candidate, the RINO, the I-support-abortion-before-I-ran-for-President guy, and the current Marxist guy stays in office, perhaps people will finally wake up and pay attention. I'm hoping enough true change takes place in Congressional elections to hold back the current Marxist.

    The little guy has to realize just how much power he or she has, and we need to figure out how to truly defeat the RINO Club.

    Seems like people go back to sleep once the RINO is elected (e.g., GW Bush).

    The other side has their unemployed college grads peeing in the parks, hoping to get the "regular Joe" to hop on board in their "occupy" game; I'm gratified to see that no traction has developed (Bill Ayers must be so sad to see history repeated).

    Will people wake up?

  • Just nominate Mitt Romney, already (Dinosaur Media™ pimps RINO Romney) (BARF ALERT)

    10/12/2011 7:07:00 PM PDT · 18 of 20
    elk to pyx

    It figures that the Washed-out-Post would have a writer who disdains Jane Austen. Tells me all I need to know about the article...

  • Just nominate Mitt Romney, already (Dinosaur Media™ pimps RINO Romney) (BARF ALERT)

    10/12/2011 7:06:34 PM PDT · 17 of 20
    elk to pyx

    It figures that the Washed-out-Post would have a writer who disdains Jane Austin. Tells me all I need to know about the article...

  • Old (2008) - Lawyers Filing Suit - Gardasil Has Suspected Link To Paralysis, Brain Damage & Death

    09/19/2011 8:25:08 AM PDT · 99 of 102
    elk to EDINVA
    FYI, live polio vaccine became THE source of modern polio infections. Let's just brush that under the rug.

    What about the parents who lost children to intestinal blockage caused by the rotavirus vaccine, which was subsequently pulled from the market because of those deaths.

    Fortunately, localities can make those decisions about who attends their schools; folks theoretically can move or homeschool to deal with the more draconian localities (at least now that homeschooling is legal in most places; 30 years ago, it wasn't).

    While we are at it, let's ignore the importation of disease through illegal immigration. Before picking on the citizenry for making informed (or uniformed - again, freedom is risky) decisions, let's take the authorities to task for failing in their Constitutional duty to protect the borders, allowing pertussis, TB, and all manner of goodies, to rejoin the mix.

    Makes for interesting discussion, for sure.

  • Mo. town calls on KU (University of Kansas) to drop mascot

    09/19/2011 6:15:52 AM PDT · 26 of 43
    elk to Rifleman
    I've been reading up on this Order #11, and the history surrounding the Battle of Lone Jack, MO. You FReepers are correct - there is a lot more to this story than meets the eye.

    While my relatives weren't involved in the melee of that time, I can totally see why folks would be freaked out by this matter.

    The scariest thing about the whole thing, IMHO, is the "could it happen again," scenarios. Depersonalize the enemy (North or South), then raid, kill, pillage (+ revenge) as an entitlement -- bad stuff.

    That area of the country isn't clearly "South/North" and a lot of innocent people were hurt, to say the least.

    A decent history knowledge would be most helpful; unfortunately, I'm behind on that front, and playing catch-up. I can only imagine the impact of historical revisionism on current school textbooks...

  • Old (2008) - Lawyers Filing Suit - Gardasil Has Suspected Link To Paralysis, Brain Damage & Death

    09/19/2011 6:05:09 AM PDT · 97 of 102
    elk to EDINVA
    It's uncomfortable to discuss, but are you willing to mandate medical intervention over liberty? Force others to risk adverse reactions, to "eradicate disease", as if that were possible?

    How many colonists and folks in the 1900's could've been saved if common fever-reducers were available then that are readily available today? Hygiene issues that existed back then that no longer exist today? You are willing to give all the credit to vaccinations?

    Firearm rights activists often point to the number of doctor/hospital medical mistakes which lead to death (what, 100,000+ a year?); those numbers and credibility issues just disappear in the vaccine argument?

    Medical science has done wonderful and amazing things, but it's not infalliable. People have to make judgment calls, for themselves and their families. The women who received the flu vaccine in the Philippines that was secretly laced with birth control (in a predominantly Catholic country where that is an anathema to their religious beliefs) by the WHO (and I think Bayer was the manufacturer, but fact check me on that). Does that not give one pause in the trust zone?

    Just a few thoughts on a tough issue.

    Finally, remember that Freedom is risky.

  • Book: Obama White House 'Has a Real Woman Problem'

    09/17/2011 12:17:39 PM PDT · 27 of 49
    elk to bergmeid
    Wait, they've got it all wrong.

    He IS equal opportunity. He stands up, with all his heart, for partial birth abortions on any baby, regardless of gender!

  • Bachmann Took Money from GlaxoSmithKline — Manufacturer of HPV Vaccine (Competitor of Merck)

    09/17/2011 12:15:40 PM PDT · 126 of 241
    elk to sockmonkey
    Popcorn.

    Just tried making kettle corn the other day.

    It's going to be a long, long, primary season.

    Those who refuse to hold their nose and vote for a RINO are going to have a very hard time of it.

    Maybe I ought to trade out the popcorn for some kleenex. The guy who the establishment is pushing (whether Romney the RINO or Perry the RINO) seem to have no problem taking tax money to redistribute (e.g., Romneycare) or running an end game around the legislature to push gardasil on children because of his principles (meant negatively).

    I'm not holding my nose again, in that voting booth.

  • Old (2008) - Lawyers Filing Suit - Gardasil Has Suspected Link To Paralysis, Brain Damage & Death

    09/17/2011 11:54:40 AM PDT · 13 of 102
    elk to ontap
    So, Perry looses a few votes from those girls and women who are now vaccine-injured...no big deal, right, since it's such a small number.

    Sheesh, this country was founded by folks who were upset about housing British soldiers and paying taxes without representation...what's a little medical injection forced into your body by the government?

    Sarcasm/off.

  • Professors offer more than $10,000 for proof that Bachmann’s story about HPV is true

    09/15/2011 2:35:59 PM PDT · 63 of 227
    elk to Polybius
    Seriously, though, there were a slew of youtube videos about young women who were pefectly normal pre-gardasil, and then had major health failures afterwards. Can someone check the validity of those? Are they still there?

    Too bad Bachman is stuck with the double standard. Obama gets "57 states", "My Muslim Religion," + a Biden gaffe machine, and on and on, but Bachman has the uphill climb against the CDC/BigPharma/FDA revolving door.

    Has anyone thought about why there is a National Vaccine Injury Compensation system? The numbers represent real people, with real children who were injured. Where are the academics and ethicists to stand up for them? What about the folks who get turned away from compensation because they can't prove causation, because a doctor ain't going to step into that mess by bringing up the vaccine as a cause of injury/death?

    I do hope someone steps up to the plate, here. Unforunately, individual parents don't have giant lobbying machines working for them, or seats on Pharma boards or on the FDA. They just get years of relentless care for a vaccine-damaged child. Heaven forbid THOSE people get a voice.

    Then again, such a person is being asked to open up their medical records, their pain, their suffering, plus scrutiny by an unfriendly (to say the least) press, RINOs, Country Club Repubs, etc., who in their right mind would want to deal with that?

    I am amazed on FreeRepublic, of all places, how Big Government people get about the vaccination issue - somehow, TSA searches are bad, but getting injected with mercury or being forced to accept medical intervention against one's will is suddenly an exception to that liberty.

    I am not holding my nose to vote for a fake conservative again.

  • Professors offer more than $10,000 for proof that Bachmann’s story about HPV is true

    09/15/2011 2:35:59 PM PDT · 62 of 227
    elk to Polybius
    Seriously, though, there were a slew of youtube videos about young women who were pefectly normal pre-gardasil, and then had major health failures afterwards. Can someone check the validity of those? Are they still there?

    Too bad Bachman is stuck with the double standard. Obama gets "57 states", "My Muslim Religion," + a Biden gaffe machine, and on and on, but Bachman has the uphill climb against the CDC/BigPharma/FDA revolving door.

    Has anyone thought about why there is a National Vaccine Injury Compensation system? The numbers represent real people, with real children who were injured. Where are the academics and ethicists to stand up for them? What about the folks who get turned away from compensation because they can't prove causation, because a doctor ain't going to step into that mess by bringing up the vaccine as a cause of injury/death?

    I do hope someone steps up to the plate, here. Unforunately, individual parents don't have giant lobbying machines working for them, or seats on Pharma boards or on the FDA. They just get years of relentless care for a vaccine-damaged child. Heaven forbid THOSE people get a voice.

    Then again, such a person is being asked to open up their medical records, their pain, their suffering, plus scrutiny by an unfriendly (to say the least) press, RINOs, Country Club Repubs, etc., who in their right mind would want to deal with that?

    I am amazed on FreeRepublic, of all places, how Big Government people get about the vaccination issue - somehow, TSA searches are bad, but getting injected with mercury or being forced to accept medical intervention against one's will is suddenly an exception to that liberty.

    I am not holding my nose to vote for a fake conservative again.

  • Controversial Book 'The Way' Imagines Jesus as a Woman

    09/08/2011 3:33:46 PM PDT · 13 of 71
    elk to SeekAndFind
    Shall we review the treatment of women under Christianity, versus most other world belief systems? A description of female genital mutilation, perhaps? The burning of widows on funeral pyres? Chattel status, "I divorce thee" murmured a couple of times?

    Last time I checked a version of the Bible which didn't excise the divinity of Christ, a husband was instructed to love his wife the way Christ loved the church, laying down his life for her. Hmmmm, sounds so, so, terrible for a wife, to have a man lay down all that is important to him, to care for and love her.

    Repressive. (sarcasm/off).

  • About American Majority (Organization Trains/Equips Grassroots Conservatives!)

    09/07/2011 2:44:52 PM PDT · 3 of 5
    elk to Recovering_Democrat
    ping.

    It's about time...

  • Never-Wrong Pundit Picks Obama to Win in 2012

    08/30/2011 12:57:48 PM PDT · 57 of 110
    elk to Ronin
    What if a cadre of Americans refuse to hold their nose and vote for the RINO, Globalist candidate, or to continue as vote-slaves to the Country Club?

    Also, the 300,000 or so folks slated for deportation who are getting work permits will soon have their voter registration cards, just in time.

    Unions, Young Black Panthers, Acorns (or whatever their new name is), etc., have been honing their Art of War, while Tea Partiers and Christians (real ones, not the Emergent ones) have been labelled "terrrorists," and have been busy keeping their families afloat, not power-organizing, and all that needs to be done to combat the Progressive Establishment.

    I hope you're correct on that gut feeling!