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  • John Boehner Cries at Taco Bell Event

    04/08/2014 6:19:12 PM PDT · 59 of 68
    fone to ponygirl

    Face of the Republican oligarchy...

  • Dallas' Food Trucks Are Banding Together to Take on the City's Overregulation

    03/29/2014 11:44:17 PM PDT · 20 of 21
    fone to nickcarraway
    mobile vending

    LOL! Reminds me of when I was stationed on the USCGC Gallatin, home port in Governor's Island (NYC) NY. When we were in port, the local "mobile vending" truck would come around to the docks about 7:30PM or so. The announcement over the loud speaker would blurt "the roach coach is on the approach!" LOL

    Good Luck food truck alliance! Go get the b@$t@rds!

  • College Students Learn Common Core Math (video)

    03/22/2014 5:29:10 AM PDT · 80 of 151
    fone to chessplayer
    This may explain why I hear more and more 30-somethings complain that lately their kids are struggling in "math," when in previous years they have done fairly well. Different age groups, different school districts, with one common problem...
  • The 10 Richest U.S. Presidents

    02/14/2014 9:34:25 PM PST · 17 of 32
    fone to SeekAndFind
    "and Garfield had modest net worths when they died."

    From all I've ever read about the great James A. Garfield, IMHO, he was the last president elected "by the people." He was barely a guest at the Republican convention, after his speech, they nominated him for the presidential run (back in the day when delegates were still free to cast votes based upon their own opinion).

    Reporters and people used to come to his home in Mentor, Ohio, and fill his front yard while he spoke from the porch. He often gave the sermon at the local church. His writings, volumes of which, testify to his understanding of the constitution and the moral underpinnings of our great Republic.

    His assassination, far more than Lincoln's who preceded him, convinced me that a very powerful establishment was threatened by the exposure of their efforts to undermine our incredible system of government. His opinions and dire warnings are well worth the time to examine and reflect upon.

  • Please Help Freep a Poll. Should new Ohio River Bridge in Kentucky be named after Ronald Reagan.

    02/05/2014 5:58:31 PM PST · 50 of 50
    fone to cquiggy

    Looks like the poll is over...

  • Unreal: Obama Administration Blames Record Cold On Global Warming (Video)

    01/08/2014 7:30:54 PM PST · 31 of 56
    fone to Graewoulf
    In the 1600’s one winter caused all of the Harbors on the East Coast of “The Colonies” to freeze solid as far south as Savannah, Georgia Colony.

    Back to journals from 16th century settlers, in the area which is now South Carolina and Georgia, there were vast orange groves. I believe that orange grove "line" is now somewhere down into Florida.

    Not to mention the WWII planes buried under 260 feet of ice in Greenland....

  • HHS Regulation Could Add More Names to List of Prohibited Gun Buyers

    01/06/2014 4:33:41 PM PST · 25 of 29
    fone to listenhillary
    They can just read what we post on FreeRepublic and declare us mentally ill.


    HEY! WAIT! I resemble that remark!

    ala Curley - Three Stooges

  • Women, wake up, men have made your life better, not worse

    01/05/2014 8:22:45 AM PST · 57 of 119
    fone to Sherman Logan
    I've always found it amazing that men are given no credit for the fact that men voted to give women full social and legal equality.

    Snicker. I have this mental image of a circa-1920's woman, clad in a long pastel dress, holding a large rolling pin over her head, screeching "Herbert! Off to the polling place with you now! And don't forget what you will get - and what you will not get - if you come home and tell me you voted against the suffrage amendment!"


  • Political Correctness Out of Control

    01/04/2014 1:55:00 PM PST · 11 of 12
    fone to darkwing104
    Okay, well, I was only in the Coast Guard.

    I said it then, and I will say it now, the military is NOT for 96% of women. 3% of those who can make it are masculine by nature. I suppose I fall into the remaining 1%.

    And there is no way, on God's green earth, I could survive the front lines.

    Our mission was to SAVE lives, and that was the main reason I joined (circa 1981).

    Gays, women, and the remaining rejects have no place in the military.

  • Muslim Prayer Room Opens in Catholic High School

    01/01/2014 6:49:56 PM PST · 5 of 59
    fone to massmike
    Simply b-a-f-f-l-i-n-g.

    Let's demand a crucifix atop your neighborhood mosque.

  • First Annual Rant Against NFL Playoffs System (vanity)

    12/31/2013 11:25:42 PM PST · 174 of 174
    fone to grania
    In a way, I am sorry they let Chudzinski go so fast (although he still collects 10 million +, so it's not too bad for him). I didn't care for his "we are 3rd down and 7, so let's pass 5 yards" calls, but for myself, and probably a good percentage of Browns fans, we are willing to wait and give a regime a chance to make some headway. Chud was born and raised a Cleveland fan, and he said as he left "it was my dream job of a lifetime."

    Next up on the newswires: Cleveland owner Haslam off to federal penitentiary, team up for sale....


  • First Annual Rant Against NFL Playoffs System (vanity)

    12/31/2013 2:06:46 AM PST · 172 of 174
    fone to grania
    I don't like that a poor team can play less than their potential at the end of the season to get better draft picks.

    True. The best player in college goes to the worst team in the NFL... it's a damn shame, and the ruin of many a poor boy.

    "Come to the Cleveland Browns! We'll destroy your (potential) career as well!"

    Trust me. By the second half of the season, you wonder ... are they losing games to get a better draft pick?

  • First Annual Rant Against NFL Playoffs System (vanity)

    12/29/2013 6:30:22 PM PST · 97 of 174
    fone to Texas Eagle
    Can we just all agree, and have the SUPER BOWL on Saturday night?
  • OH:Suspected robber shot dead during Cleveland home invasion identified by medical examiner

    12/29/2013 1:09:12 PM PST · 29 of 35
    fone to Right Wing Assault
    Yes, East Cleveland. Hard to believe I could ride my bike around there all day 50 years ago without a problem...

    Same here! I lived on Strathmore off Hayden Avenue. Went to the Shaw-Hayden theater on Saturdays, 50 cents bought you a tummy full of candy and the movie. Chambers Elementary. Then suddenly just before third grade, mom and I moved out of E. Cleveland to the Collinwood area of Cleveland. White flight they called it. I drove through the old neighborhood about 1994, it looked like a Haitian slum.

  • Mike Huckabee: Nothing Says Conservative Like Lindsey Graham

    12/28/2013 6:31:46 AM PST · 70 of 91
    fone to sickoflibs
    >>Never could sit through more than a few minutes of his show.<<

    I never could watch his TV show either, but would tune in his (now defunct) radio program from time to time. During one of his last few shows, a bright lady from California (they seem to actually exist) called him out on the "Common Core" educational system, one and the same program that the ole' Huckster took great pride in being one of the initial "framers."

    I was rooting for her, having somehow got past the screener on an issue that was an actual challenge for that dishrag. He would hardly let her get a word in edgewise. You could hear his voice get pressured, defensive, and I could almost picture his face getting beat red.

    His (lame) defense was that the program CC has become, is not the "same" CC he and others designed. He refused to acknowledge that progressives have taken (his) initial framework to build the monstrous program it has become. He insisted it is "voluntary" and would not let her finish her comment that federal $$ is tied to implementing the program.

    Also during the last few weeks of his radio show, he figuratively wagged his finger at the true conservative base (without using the phrase "tea party") for "splitting" the Republican party, thus insuring Democratic victories in the next election cycle. Something about getting a "little" of what you want is better than nothing at all. BS I say. Enough is enough. Maybe it really is time for the GOP to vanish ala Whig.

    Fast train or slow boat, both D's and R's are taking this country toward the proverbial cliff.

  • Federal employees still wondering if government will close Christmas Eve

    12/23/2013 2:43:33 PM PST · 11 of 20
    fone to februus
    >>... Good luck on any future endeavors. I won’t be back ...<<

    Now THAT would make the bestest Christmas present of all!

  • Forget About A GOP Victory Next Year

    12/22/2013 7:38:49 AM PST · 54 of 156
    fone to MayflowerMadam; mountainlion
    >>The other side has taken cheating to a science, and we will lose.<<

    >>Don’t rule out voter fraud, the democrat way.<<

    We all know it's true, and to what magnitude is left to the imagination.

    The other day I was listening to a radio report regarding voter fraud in Ohio. The attorney general has determined that there were (get this) 17 illegal votes in the state during the 2012 general election. S-e-v-e-n-t-e-e-n! I laughed out loud! With Ohio's "election day" now a month long, and story after story about busloads of people being shuttled to various county board of elections, they come up with a staggering 17 bad votes.


  • Officials Say Accused Reseda Killer Is Iraq Veteran With PTSD

    12/22/2013 7:14:24 AM PST · 3 of 27
    fone to Recovering Ex-hippie
    I receive a VA medical news e-letter, just a few weeks ago an article pointed out that in some areas, veterans are waiting 55 days for initial mental health evaluations. Can you imagine? Realizing you are in need of help, "oh well, take a number and we'll see you late February...." Incredible. I will retrieve the article tomorrow from my work computer and put up a link here.

    In Cleveland, they spent a gazillion dollars remodeling the VA hospital -- it now has LESS mental health beds than before.

    How the government treats our veterans is indefensible.

  • Obamacare Is Dead

    12/21/2013 6:59:12 AM PST · 103 of 104
    fone to fortheDeclaration
    >>No one is buying Obamacare and no one intends to, except those who will cost the system more than they pay. <<

    Bingo. An acquaintance of mine remarked yesterday "Oh! This Obamacare ..." at which point I took the opening to spout off a few truths that are rarely mentioned on the lamestream media (she is still asleep)...

    With the deer-in-the-headlights look when I finished, she said "oh no! I've been working on this all week" ... it boiled down to the fact they will receive more in "subsidies" (tax credit? I guess) than they pay for the premiums...

    Realizing she is now a cheerleader for the O-mammyCare, I sighed and asked her "how long do you think a system like that can operate?"


  • Congress double-crosses military retirees

    12/14/2013 5:32:01 AM PST · 26 of 78
    fone to icwhatudo
    >>lets make food stamps good for milk, bread, peanut butter, and baby formula only.<<

    A few years back IIRC someone made an assertion that the following would provide all the nutrients necessary: milk, brown rice, red beans, bananas, and a 5th item I can't recall just now. I'd throw in some bread, peanut butter, and gubmint cheese. And formula.

    The able-bodied could sweep streets and pick up trash for anything more, although they should be working.

    Every Tuesday I drive by a free food distribution warehouse, 80% of the cars parked there I couldn't afford, and the other 19% are in decent shape. Certainly, if they can make payments on a Cadillac CTS they can buy their own meat.

  • Just one more....HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW: The Zapruder Film and the Shot that Missed

    11/24/2013 7:58:50 AM PST · 77 of 190
    fone to The Wizard; Mr. K; miliantnutcase

    See also my question at post #73...

  • Just one more....HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW: The Zapruder Film and the Shot that Missed

    11/24/2013 7:29:39 AM PST · 73 of 190
    fone to PhilDragoo
    My mind is numb from all this JFK information over the past weeks (and years...)

    Honest question: If the fatal shot(s) came from the front, how are Gov. Connolly's wounds explained?

  • The Aesthetic Cesspool of America (Keep Kiddies Away!)

    11/24/2013 6:13:56 AM PST · 21 of 39
    fone to Nervous Tick
    >>I could answer that, if I chose to; the answer is simple and easy to state.<<

    Go for it.

  • Ignorance or malice: Obamacare and NH's three Dems

    11/17/2013 4:28:41 AM PST · 4 of 24
    fone to IbJensen
    "We followed Nancy's instructions!!! We waited until it passed to find out what's in it!!!"

    = Ignorance. Goose-stepping ignorance.

  • Former Rep. Steve LaTourette's group places anti-Tea Party ad

    11/12/2013 3:30:24 PM PST · 60 of 75
    fone to jimbo123
    >> Bainbridge Township congressman Steve LaTourette<<

    Ah yes, I lived in his district when he was first elected, he lived in a little bedroom town called Madison, Ohio, a modest place, the dynamic opposite of the overpriced and high-falootin' Bainbridge Township that he moved to some years later, once his pockets were full.

    He came into office in 1994 - the year of the so-called "Republican Revolution" - and he might have been a bit surprised he won that night. IIRC, his original platform was aligned with the then-popular "term limits" movement (that went nowhere). He must have shed that idea once he got a taste of the power and prestige he found in D.C.

    I did find it curious when he dropped out of the race last year, commenting he no longer wanted to deal with the "strong partisanship" of D.C. politics. Hmmmm, I thought, he must have got a better deal - lobbyist or something. Lo and behold, here is the poster child for limp-noodle Republican-ship, fighting against the conservative faction of his party.

    Of note, two of the more interesting contributors to his PAC (from post #35):

    National Education Assn $5,000

    Service Employees International Union $5,000

    Oh, did I mention? We used to call him La Toilet. Still fits it seems.

  • Obama Finally Fixing Health Care … In Kenya

    11/11/2013 2:36:11 PM PST · 7 of 10
    fone to Steve Peacock
    I really don't know how much longer I can take this cr@p.

    I mean it.

  • Where are we going?

    11/09/2013 11:19:44 AM PST · 65 of 74
    fone to Windflier
    P.S. --> your tag line rocks!


  • Where are we going?

    11/09/2013 11:14:55 AM PST · 64 of 74
    fone to Windflier
    a knee jerk allegiance to the party I’d been raised with

    Therein lies hope as well. I live in an entrenched D area - unions and the like (GM still has a plant open nearby). So many vote D because that's how they were raised. The old mantra "democrats for the working people, republicans for the rich ..." has been the challenge. Perhaps now, the hard-working, decent, and America-loving democrats (there are many) will begin to examine the policies not so much the parties.

    I hope I never lose hope.

  • Where are we going?

    11/09/2013 3:58:06 AM PST · 55 of 74
    fone to Windflier; Lake Living
    I'm sure that you (like many of us here) only realized the depth and breadth of their real intentions when the Democrats took over Congress in 2007.

    Well FRiend, for some of us it came a lot earlier. Having read the link @ post 29, for some it may have been the early 60's.

    Point is, the economic destruction of America was my first step toward the smelling salts. In 92, Geo H.W. seemed too establishment for me, B.J. Clinton gained popularity way too fast (no internet then to learn about he and Hillary's past), so I joined the Perot bandwagon (again, mostly on economic terms). If he hadn't of withdrawn late summer of that year, he might have won.

    Sure enough, one of the first major pieces of legislation that came up in 93 was NAFTA. Fought tooth and nail against getting that passed. The only way to "communicate" with the masses was Letters to the Editor of the local. I wrote dozens. Wore down the editor too, in a editorial just before the NAFTA vote, he meekly admitted the bill was a "weak patchwork quilt" of new rules and regulations, but hey, we want Mexico's standard of living to raise up....even playing field... world-class competition.... [yeah, where are you now]. Even Rush Windbag was in the NAFTA camp. All opposition silenced by a collective yawn from the electorate, or so I thought.

    After the astounding victory of the '94 "Republican Revolution" there was a glimmer of hope. GATT loomed. B.J. Clinton called an "emergency session" of congress after the November election. The ratbastard lame-duck democrats who had been voted out - voted for GATT. Ratified by the Senate. That day, moments after watching the traitors final vote on C-SPAN, I flipped over to the the local ABC affiliate. Within MINUTES, Peter Jennings smirked about the passage of GATT ... but it was far overshadowed by the "news" of the day: Jeffery Dahmer had been beaten to death in prison. That's all the sheeple cared about on that day. We handed over our sovereignty of trade negotiations to a world body, that would never ever find in favor of the U.S. -- say goodbye to tariffs and hello higher taxes. It's been a downward spiral ever since. Macro-economic policies take a good 10 years or so to have an effect on the economy (fast forward to 2004 - empty factories abound).

    A good pastor at a church I attended in the late 90's warned of the moral decay that loomed on the horizon [here we are]. By then I found this website. Thank God! Others were awake as well! Then the towers came down. A bittersweet hope that more would awaken. Some did. But at that time I backed off FR as it seemed to become an altar to the Rushbots and anything W.

    My hope now is that enough people are finally waking up en masse. This Obamacare is hitting them directly in the pocketbook. Some still can't believe they've been lied to. It's a natural reaction to most any trauma -

    first step is denial.

    Then anger.

    Then bargaining.

    Then depression.

    Then acceptance. Or, if we're lucky, the people will decide this is NOT the America we want.

  • The 10 Commandments of Government

    11/03/2013 4:30:32 AM PST · 9 of 10
    fone to Zakeet
    No matter how many times central planning fails, the self-appointed masterminds in government assert that "this time is different" and that with only a few tweaks and more money, their delusional plans will succeed.

    Bingo. And the sheeple nod their collective heads in unison, bleating "thank you government for fixing this...." all the while being fleeced yet again.

  • Intergenerational Transmission of Welfare Dependency

    11/02/2013 6:23:11 AM PDT · 9 of 12
    fone to reaganaut1
    This reminds me of a story from Hurricane Andrew.

    A reporter was going through several neighborhoods that were particularly hard-struck by the storm. A day or two had past, most residents were picking up and picking through debris, trying to restore some sort of order out of the chaos.

    He came upon one lot, where a small house had once stood, and there were three generations of a family who had been living there -- sitting on makeshift seats, and leftover mattresses -- just sitting and biding their time. Curious, he asked them why they weren't involved with the clean up. One of the elders replied

    oh, we're just waiting for the government to come an do it...

  • Internal government memo warned of "high" security risk with Obamacare website

    10/30/2013 12:38:41 PM PDT · 41 of 44
    fone to C210N

    Yes it is, agreed.

    What we are seeing is leftist sites chiming in with lots of criticisms of Øcare, helping to foment crisis in health care. Maybe this is all crashing before it was supposed to, maybe not. But nevertheless, they do have a fix waiting in the wings. Funny, not one word of that has leaked out so far. But, at the ripe moment, the leftist sites will all turn on a dime like a school of fish, and then put the solution on a pedestal to save us.

    Very astute. I've seen it happen many times over the years. All of a sudden, the MSM seems to be telling the truth... for reasons unknown.

    Usually, it's just a little too little, a little too late...

    Like back when they finally admitted NAFTA would be a job-killer.

  • Our Know-Nothing President

    10/29/2013 4:54:13 PM PDT · 20 of 22
    fone to IBD editorial writer
    Nixon era: "What did the president know, and when did he know it?"

    Labamba era: "What didn't the president know, and when didn't he know it?"

  • Barack Obama's Stone-Cold Lies

    10/23/2013 2:00:54 PM PDT · 21 of 25
    fone to JeanLM
    >>I think there is an unfortunate analogy to what is happening here, with the military. The finest and most capable military ever assembled in the history of the world relative to potential threats, is being reduced and decimated by mismanagement at the top. Our military and Healthcare, both the envy of the world, mismanaged. That’s Obama’s legacy.<<

    And, let us not forget the destruction of our space program...

  • Larry Flynt Does Not Want His Shooter Executed

    10/19/2013 1:49:17 PM PDT · 27 of 40
    fone to Responsibility2nd
    >>>Put them down within 12 months of their sentence<<<

    Do it the Marshall Dillon way. At sunrise the day after sentencing...

  • Rep. Steve Cohen: Tea Party Republicans 'Domestic Enemies' We Took Oath To Defend Against

    10/19/2013 10:11:34 AM PDT · 47 of 99
    Oh, if you're curious: Tea party may destroy way of life
  • Rep. Steve Cohen: Tea Party Republicans 'Domestic Enemies' We Took Oath To Defend Against

    10/19/2013 10:04:42 AM PDT · 46 of 99
    fone to ScottinVA
    >>This. crap has become a regular part of conversation in this country.<<

    Bingo. I rarely peruse the local paper online "comments" section, because it's always the same group of people bickering with each other - those on the left parroting the pabulum spoonfed to them by the likes of MSLSD. Last night, I noticed triple the usual number of comments in response to a letter to the editor titled Tea Party may destroy way of life... curiosity got the better of me...

    I used to find amusement in the left's comments, and lack of knowledge regarding the Constitution. The tide has dramatically turned. The sheeple seem to truly believe we are a domestic threat. It's no longer amusing ... it's macabre.

  • WH Official Blames Republicans for Obamacare Website Problems

    10/19/2013 2:23:12 AM PDT · 44 of 58
    fone to dfwgator
    >>If republicans were in charge the best tech people would have been employed

    You mean the ones who worked on Romney's ORCA project?<<

    Your link just jogged my memory. About a week before the election I thought "this guy (Romney) doesn't want to win." The idea seemed a little absurd. Why the hell would someone want to waste all that time, money, and effort to lose??? What a bunch of buffoons the establishment GOP are.

    Next you'll be telling me Carl Rove is on Soro's payroll.... (no surprise there, either!)

  • The Tea Party uprising has barely gotten started [Send a message to your reps NOW!]

    10/16/2013 4:15:03 PM PDT · 16 of 38
    fone to EternalVigilance
    >>Well, personally, I started about 25 years ago.<<

    I hear ya, FRiend ... make it 21 for me.

    Local is the way, especially committeemen.

  • Dems Freak Out As Arizona Congresswoman Calls The Fuehrer ‘The Fuehrer’, Refuses To Apologize

    10/15/2013 7:25:44 PM PDT · 58 of 115
    fone to cynwoody

    Sieg mein freund!

  • Consumer billed $95 after calling into ObamaCare exchange

    10/14/2013 3:31:49 PM PDT · 18 of 18
    fone to Dutch Boy
    >>By the time this is over, there will be 125% of the people in each state that will have signed up<<

    Oh, snap, same as the percentage of low-information voters in 2012 that said *aye* to the incumbent?

  • ObamaCare rates trigger more sticker shock

    10/12/2013 7:50:02 PM PDT · 15 of 43
    fone to MUDDOG
    I haven't heard from my employer or insurance company about what changes are coming with HusseinCare ... this years' policy hasn't changed YET.

    Nevertheless, I was in the store yesterday to pick up my 90 day refill (usual co-pay $13), the lady says "$144.xx please.... My first thought was Oh $#it! Did my benefits change already? I asked the clerk to double check, she said "oh I'm sorry, we didn't process your insurance ... a few taps on the register and the amount was $13.

    Point is, I said to her "yeah, well, next year when this Obamacare kicks in, it might be $144 ... and she replied:


  • SCOTUS declines appeal by Christian university administrator fired for homosexuality column

    10/12/2013 10:02:44 AM PDT · 3 of 25
    fone to massmike

    Thou shalt not insult the oppressed minority du jour.

    Black civil rights is so 60's...

  • More veterans removed at Vietnam War Memorial

    10/05/2013 2:03:29 PM PDT · 67 of 152
    fone to DJ Taylor

    Well said.


    10/05/2013 1:22:29 PM PDT · 10 of 23
    fone to Maceman
    >>Doesn’t that put Obamacare at odds with Roe v. Wade<<

    Wow, proof great minds think alike!

    I've been using that same analogy since last year. Of course it would take a lawsuit, filed a nanosecond after the first "breech" of confidentiality could be documented.

    If I had it to do all over again, I woulda coulda shoulda been a lawyer.

  • Government Shutdown Closes Antarctica

    10/02/2013 4:09:12 PM PDT · 26 of 36
    fone to edwinland

    Penguins are up in arms as the blockades prohibit their yearly migration. The few remaining scientists are painting “it’s the republican’s fault” on a glacier slope. Meanwhile, park service officials are trying to figure out how to mount a snow fence around an icecap. Film at 11.

  • If Harry Reid was your waiter.... (#HarryReidsShutdown)

    10/01/2013 7:05:05 PM PDT · 6 of 14
    fone to NewJerseyJoe
    May I have an order of Fascism Fries with that?

    And a ChokeOnThis shake.


    I suppose they want a 15% tip?

  • Hagel calls govt shutdown threat 'shortsighted' ('we will have a country that's ungovernable')

    09/28/2013 7:11:04 PM PDT · 18 of 31
    fone to markomalley
    Hagel told reporters on his plane en route to South Korea.

    umm, why?

    If the defense department is truly on the edge of an apocalypse, should he not remain stateside?

  • Colombian president rejects Jesse Jackson Farc mediation

    09/28/2013 6:57:09 PM PDT · 6 of 17
    fone to fone
    I should have waited before posting my posit.

    OBVIOUSLY, being the REVEREND that he is, it certainly must be a religious mission....

  • Colombian president rejects Jesse Jackson Farc mediation

    09/28/2013 6:55:18 PM PDT · 5 of 17
    fone to BenLurkin
    Since when can Americans (and I use the term gingerly r/t JJ) travel to Cuba?