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  • Moving to Austin, TX | Any Good Employment Agencies? {VANITY}

    06/30/2015 8:15:08 AM PDT · by erod · 79 replies
    Hi FRiends, I am seriously considering a move to Austin, Texas this summer and I could use your help. In a nutshell, I am tired of the bleak and stagnant Chicago economic climate, the harsh Illinois winters and the Chicago machine. It’s time for a change in my life to find a new opportunity. I am a young marketing professional (30 years old) and have no wife or kids to provide for. Does anyone know of any good employment agencies in the Austin area to find some temporary or permanent work, so I can start my move down south? Any...
  • Ted Cruz Rally at Drake University 6.27.15 FULL SPEACH

    06/28/2015 12:10:03 PM PDT · by erod · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6.27.15 | NA
    Ted Cruz rally in Des Moines, IA at Drake University. Watch Sen. Cruz in a hour long speech touching on topics such as, the recent SCOTUS decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage. This is new material from Ted Cruz, not the prepared standard stump speech, enjoy.
  • Anyone notice those red equal signs on Facebook today? Vanity

    03/27/2013 6:39:38 PM PDT · by erod · 129 replies
    So I just noticed today that a few of my "Facebook friends" more like 2 people I haven't spoken to in twenty years, had those stupid gay marriage red equality signs up. I defriended them all, anyone else have the same thing happen?
  • BREAKING ON DRUDGE***Rasmussen Romney 49% Obma 48%

    11/05/2012 6:12:08 AM PST · by erod · 30 replies
    Drudge report ^ | 10/5/12 | Matt Drudge
    Romney takes lead in latest Ras poll
  • Obama free falling on Intrade

    10/03/2012 8:35:23 PM PDT · by erod · 12 replies
    Forex ^ | 10/3/12 | Forex
    Want to know how the debate is going? Check out Intrade, which is a market-based betting site. Obama is down to a 67% chance of winning the presidency, compared to 76.5% before the debate
  • Obama On Debate Prep: "It's A Drag"

    10/02/2012 6:59:15 AM PDT · by erod · 26 replies
    The Hill/ Drudge Report ^ | 10/01/12 | Justin Sink
    President Obama played some hookey from his intense debate preparation early this week in Las Vegas, visiting a campaign field office in nearby Henderson and chatting with volunteers for his re-election effort. "It's very nice. Although basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. It's a drag. They're making me do my homework," Obama joked with volunteer Andrea Stinger.
  • Michele Obama Scolds Olympics Hero Gabby Douglas for Eating an Egg McMuffin

    08/14/2012 6:36:59 AM PDT · by erod · 97 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/14/12 | Noel Sheppard
    JAY LENO, HOST: You trained your whole life, you win. How did you celebrate? What did you do? GABBY DOUGLAS: We didn't have time to celebrate. It was team finals and had to turn the page all-around finals and event finals after that. But, after the competition, I splurged on an Egg McMuffin at McDonald’s. LENO: Egg McMuffin. [Laughter] MICHELLE OBAMA: Yeah, Gabby, we don't, don't encourage him. [Laughter] I'm sure it was on… DOUGLAS: A salad. OBAMA: a whole wheat McMuffin. LENO: It was on a whole wheat bun. OBAMA: Yeah. LENO: So an Egg McMuffin. Very good. [Light...
  • VANITY: Looking for something to do in Seattle, Seattle Freepers needed

    05/16/2012 8:18:21 AM PDT · by erod · 42 replies
    Vanity
    Hi FReepers, The company I'm working for is attending a trade show early next month. I'm looking for something to do in the Seattle area that can accommodate 30 people, and I need something that's close to the Bell Harbor Int'l Conference Center preferably walking distance. I need something Seattle-ish, I'm looking but I can't seem to find anything. Help is very appreciated, thanks!
  • Considering joining the Navy, need input (Vanity)

    12/12/2011 8:49:40 AM PST · by erod · 60 replies
    Hi FReepers! In the past two weeks my life has been turned upside down, I got forced out of a job I was working in for three months, long story I did nothing bad, but it was due to a bad situation. Anyway, I’m looking for work because I have bills and I want to have a career doing something fulfilling. I’m starting to think that maybe I should join the Naval Reserve. The gig would give me good benefits, decent pay, and a future so when this recession is over, instead of saying I sat on my ass for...
  • Obama tells donors, "Remember 2008!?"

    07/01/2011 7:37:16 AM PDT · by erod · 30 replies
    My Way ^ | Jul 1, 1:08 AM | BETH FOUHY and KEN THOMAS
    Obama seemed to acknowledge the dampened expectations Thursday during a fundraiser in Philadelphia, telling campaign donors that he knew there would be setbacks in governing, just like he faced setbacks during his campaign in 2008. But he appealed to supporters to show the same vigor they did more than two years ago to send him to victory. "I understand that sometimes generating the same energy is difficult," he said at an event later. "We've gone through two years of very difficult work." He then added, with a chuckle: "My hair is grayer. I'm not as young and vibrant as I...
  • Obama in Transformers 3

    06/27/2011 8:52:21 AM PDT · by erod · 12 replies
    aintitcool.com ^ | June 27, 2011 | Harry Knowles
    According to Aintitcool.com, Obama will present Shia LaBeouf's character, Sam Witwicky, a medal in Transformers 3. Excerpt bellow Meanwhile, for the very first time Shia LaBeouf finally wrestles a bit of respect for his character. And for the name of Sam Witwicky. You see – here’s a character that has saved the world twice from the nightmare of Decepticon rule – but has never been given any real world respect. *****You’ll see Obama give him a medal – but he can’t explain what it is for.******** Saving the world curiously doesn’t have any real world applications, beyond prepping you for...
  • Caption this weird photo of Michelle Obama In South Africa (via Drudge)

    06/24/2011 11:40:39 AM PDT · by erod · 52 replies
    Yahhhhooooooo ^ | Fri Jun 24 | Drudge
    Caption this weird photo of Michelle Obama In South Africa (via Drudge)
  • USA Chants During Mets/Phillies Game After Learning Of Osama Bin Laden Death (Video At Link)

    05/01/2011 10:00:00 PM PDT · by erod · 3 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/1/2011
    – As word of the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden swept through Citizens Bank Park during Sunday night’s game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets, excited fans erupted in thunderous chants of “USA” during the top of the ninth inning.
  • New Captain America full length trailer out

    03/24/2011 8:07:05 PM PDT · by erod · 12 replies
    MTV ^ | 3/24/2011
    Link to trailer, sorry it's MTV.
  • Obama to Super Bowl if Bears play

    01/19/2011 6:43:14 PM PST · by erod · 70 replies
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is promising he'll be at the Super Bowl if his beloved hometown Chicago Bears make it in. (snip) Obama was asked about his plans Wednesday by reporters being ushered out of his Oval Office meeting with the president of China. Obama said laughingly: "Oh, if the Bears are in the Super Bowl, we're going."
  • FReeper needs help with advice on job search approach. (Vanity)

    08/16/2010 11:29:37 AM PDT · by erod · 46 replies
    Hello FReepers! I’m writing this post because like many I’m struggling to get a job and I need some help. I’m about to embark on my job search again (I took a three-month-hiatus to work a part-time marketing job to get some more experience) and I want to know if any of you had luck with a specific type of job searching technique. Maybe you knocked on doors, networked, or buried yourself daily in classifieds? I want to know what techniques worked for you or what techniques didn’t work for you. I’ll try to make this short, but here is...
  • Jesse Jackson compares Cavs owner to a slave master.

    07/11/2010 7:29:03 PM PDT · by erod · 32 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/11/2010 | Tribune News Services
    esse Jackson criticized Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert on Sunday, saying Gilbert sees LeBron James as a "runaway slave" and that the owner's comments after the free-agent forward decided to join the Miami Heat put the player in danger. Shortly after James announced his decision last week, Gilbert fired off an incendiary letter to Cleveland's fans, ripping the 25-year-old and promising to deliver a title before James wins one. He called James' decision "cowardly" and later told The Associated Press he believes James quit during a handful of Cavaliers playoff games. "He has gotten a free pass," Gilbert told the AP...
  • Obama Watches Sox Game in Washington

    06/18/2010 8:20:53 PM PDT · by erod · 19 replies · 487+ views
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama ventured from the White House for some Friday night baseball as his hometown Chicago White Sox took on the Washington Nationals and their new star pitcher, Stephen Strasburg. Obama made a surprise trip to the Nationals' stadium in Southeast D.C. to kick off Father's Day weekend and watch Strasburg, a sensation in Washington and the world of sports, make his third career start. The president, daughters Sasha and Malia and brother-in-law Conrad Ng arrived at the stadium with an entourage that included White House senior adviser David Axelrod. Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was also spotted...
  • FReeper needs help on how to get permission to display book images in newsletter.

    06/08/2010 11:28:19 AM PDT · by erod · 12 replies · 32+ views
    Hi FRiends, My boss and I are writing a newsletter and one of the features of the newsletter is a book review section. I thought it would be cool if we could use the book cover images for a graphic, but my boss said that may be copyright infringement. From doing research I am comming to the conclusion that he is probably right, but does anyone know how I can go get the permission to use these images in a newsletter? Any help would be awesome, Thanks, -Eric
  • FReeper needs advice on which imported Scotches and Whiskies are the best?

    05/20/2010 1:52:56 PM PDT · by erod · 89 replies · 1,263+ views
    Hi Friends, I am a Scotch and Whiskey novice for the most part. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy Jack Daniels and Johnny Walker, but I’m limited in my knowledge of these two great liquors. The other day I realized that if the euro continues its fall and the dollar strengthens I will be able to buy more imported booze at cheaper prices (I know what you’re thinking, thanks Captain Obvious). So if this is the case (and hopefully it is) what would FReepers recommend as good imported liquor particularly in the Scotch and Whiskey categories? Best, -Erod
  • Poll: Only 39% would vote for Obama again

    05/07/2010 7:25:32 AM PDT · by erod · 29 replies · 859+ views
    Voters have lost faith in Obama to craft solutions to the country's economic challenges. Just 39% say they trust Obama more than GOPers in Congress, while 32% say they believe the GOP has the right ideas. That 7-point gap is down from a 29-point Obama advantage in the April '09 poll. Only 39% of voters said they would vote to re-elect Pres. Obama if the election were held today, while 50% say they would vote for someone else. A quarter of voters would definitely vote to re-elect Obama, while 37% would definitely vote for someone else.
  • Spurs wanted to wear "Los Spurs" jerseys tonight in Game 2 to support illegal immigration

    05/05/2010 11:25:11 AM PDT · by erod · 67 replies · 1,207+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 5, 2010 | NA
    he frustration with the federal government's failure to deal with the issue of illegal immigration resulted in passage of a flawed state law. However intended, the result of passing this law is that our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law are being called into questions, and Arizona's already struggling economy will suffer even further setbacks at a time when the state can ill-afford them." The NBA Players Association is onboard, as is San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who said they would play as "Los Spurs" but couldn't get custom road jerseys made by tonight's Cinco...
  • Abe Lincoln was a dictator??? (Need Help combating loony argument)

    04/19/2010 8:18:35 AM PDT · by erod · 1,793 replies · 14,616+ views
    Hi FRiends, I have two brothers who I love very much, they’re young and libertarian Ron Paul supporters, sigh. We get along and I’m hoping that one day they’ll come back to conservatism, but they have bought into a theory that I don’t think makes much sense: Abe Lincoln was a dictator. There are many websites dedicated to this nonsense you can Google "Abe Lincoln dictator" and get some weird stuff, if you want to check it out. I need your help in busting this myth are there any books I can read on this subject to dispel this stuff?...
  • Request for advice from Freepers that moved to Texas, fellow FReeper considering it.

    02/09/2010 1:10:32 PM PST · by erod · 202 replies · 2,336+ views
    Hi everyone, I was wondering if you could give a fellow conservative some advice on moving to Texas. I am currently living in Chicago, and I am fed up with the taxes, cold weather, Democratic culture and bad economy here. I am seriously considering a move to Texas, I am fairly young, 26, and I am almost done with my degree in marketing, although I currently posses a B.A. in journalism. I think Texas sounds really cool and I just wanted to get advice from fellow FReepers who have either made the move from other states to Texas or FReepers...