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  • A Serious Question

    04/22/2014 9:01:43 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 52 replies
    Self | Self
    Just wondering...many websites,it seems,allow posters to amend their posts after hitting "submit".I know FR offers the spell check feature (which is great) but why not offer an "amend" feature as well? Not being a web designer I don't have the first clue how difficult,or expensive,it is to install and maintain such a feature.If it *is* difficult and/or expensive that's surely a good reason not to do it.But if,by chance,it's not...why not give it a try? If that happens I know that some of *my* posts will be more coherent.
  • Advice Needed,Confronting Bill Ayers

    01/29/2014 7:30:22 AM PST · by Gay State Conservative · 46 replies
    1/29/2014 | self
    I'll be attending an open forum in a few days which will feature an appearance by that peace loving patriot,Bill Ayers.I don't know if the peanut gallery will have a chance to ask questions but if,by chance,I get the opportunity what advice do Freepers have on what I should ask? I'll want to keep it short and sweet...I thought maybe I'd ask "are you still on the Oughton family's Christmas card list?"
  • Vanity: Info Required On Cold Weather Starts

    01/01/2014 8:32:17 AM PST · by Gay State Conservative · 96 replies
    Self
    My dilemma...tomorrow night my diesel and I will spend the night in a town where it's forecast to drop to -40F overnight.I'll have no garage,no battery charger,no oil pan heater...nothing.Does anyone have any experience with diesels at that temperature? My previous diesel once started after a night of -30F but I'm concerned about this.As on the previous occasion I plan to fill up with locally blended Shell diesel when I arrive but my car maker forbids the use of *any* fuel additives (it's still under warranty).Thanks in advance for any advice.
  • Why Was The NBC Story About Egypt Pulled?

    07/03/2013 10:22:08 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 19 replies
    Self | 07/03/2013 | Self
    Just wondering...is it a duplicate? Are there copyright issues? This is a vital issue unfolding as I type.
  • Criminal vs Civil Lawsuits

    06/27/2013 3:12:03 PM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 15 replies
    Self | 06/27/2013 | Self
    Don't know if I need to apologize for this vanity but I do nevertheless.The issue...Alex Fernandez,late of the New England Patriots,is suspected of three murders now.Given that he's worth some big $$$ and there's the possibility of him having unlawfully killed one or more persons can the family of any of those victims file an immediate civil lawsuit for millions,put a lien on his assets/income until the suits are resolved,which would deny him access to his funds for the use to pay defense lawyers? Just curious.Too much free time,I guess.
  • Illegals Voting in Massachusetts

    06/21/2013 9:24:50 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 32 replies
    Self | 06/21/2013 | Self
    Went to Town Hall today to cast an absentee ballot in the Massachusetts special election for the Senate.I voted for the "kinda" Republican (Gomez) rather than the filthy pig Maoist (Markey).The Town Clerk's office wasn't busy so I asked the clerk who served me several questions about registering/voting here in the Gay State.She told me,among other things,that it's *specifically* against state law to require *any* proof of US citizenship when registering to vote as well as it being *specifically* against state law to ask for *any* form of ID at the polling place.She seemed to justify this by reminding me...
  • heard Mark Steyn Speak Last Night

    06/06/2013 8:34:07 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 8 replies
    Self | 06/06/2013 | Self
    Heard Mark Steyn speak at a Massachusetts synagogue last night,it's the appearance he mentioned either last Monday or Tuesday on Rush's show.As good as he substituting for Rush he's even better in person,I can assure you.He had the audience in stitches for an hour (plus) while making point after powerful point about the world jihadi movement...particularly as it concerns the US and Europe.I'm gonna try to buy a transcript of the speech or,better still,a recording but I'm led to believe that I'll fail.Oh well. On a side note,the synagogue's Rabbi talked for about 15 minutes as an introduction for Mark...
  • Unions, Retirees Slam Emanuel Plan To Cut Health-Care Subsidy (Just Too Delicious)

    05/16/2013 9:21:26 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 5 replies
    WLS-AM (Chicago) ^ | 5/16/13 | WLS-AM (Chicago)
    Union leaders and retirees blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for saving $108.7 million by phasing out a city subsidy for retiree health care and using roughly the same amount of public money to build a new basketball arena near McCormick Place. “Why are retirees with the least ability to absorb this financial blow the first ones made to suffer?... Can’t the mayor find the savings elsewhere?” Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields wrote in an email to the Chicago Sun-Times.
  • What I Told The White House

    05/09/2013 11:57:09 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 11 replies
    Self | Self
    Just heard Rush mention Osama Obama's call for people to tell the WH about *their* immigration story.Here's what I just sent in: My family, on both sides, immigrated from Ireland in the late 1800's.They all entered the country legally, obeyed all laws, paid taxes, never stole anyone's identity and quickly learned English. Many members of my family served, honorably, in the Armed Forces during wartime (including myself) and never received a nickel of government welfare in spite of blatant discrimination against the Irish that they experienced. They were too proud...too principled...too industrious. Today I am an *American*.No hyphens are needed...
  • Attended Romney's Victory Rally

    11/06/2012 5:35:14 AM PST · by Gay State Conservative · 11 replies
    self | 11/06/12 | Self
    I attended Romney's rally in Manchester,New Hampshire last night.The auditorium was jam packed (don't know it's capacity).Saw cars from all 6 New England states plus New York,all plastered with bumper stickers of various Republicans...including Romney,of course.Powerful stuff for sure;it's the first time I've ever been to such an event as it was for my 23 year old nephew,screen name "NavySon".To describe the theme of Mitt's speech and his delivery in one word....PRESIDENTIAL!! I'm psyched,big time!
  • Typos

    08/21/2012 8:33:34 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 43 replies
    Myself | 8./21/12 | Myself
    I,like some but unlike many,make many eoors when posting.Spelling (yes,I use spell check...usually),punctuation and other errors are often made by me.Is there a way that FR can set up something like what I've seen on other forums (car forums,for example) that allow the poster to delete of edit a post after "post" has been hit? I know nothing about computers and,therefore,don't know how difficult and/or expensive it be,if it's possible at all.Thanks!
  • Just Saw My First Osama Obama Ad

    05/16/2012 4:46:24 PM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 7 replies
    Vanity | Self
    Just saw my first Osama Obama ad on a local Boston station.Given that Massachusetts,Rhode Island and Connecticut aren't in play it's gotta be meant for New Hampshire,which most certainly is,and whose most populous area is basically a suburb of Boston.All I can say about the ad is....disgusting...nauseating....dispicable.In it he takes credit for Bin Laden,basically claims that without him to economy would be zero right now
  • Forty Years Ago Today (Vanity)

    08/23/2009 7:55:13 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 14 replies · 483+ views
    08/23/2009 | Me
    I had a strong need to somehow note an important...actually,pivotal...day in my life.It was forty years ago today that I raised my right hand and took the oath of enlistment of the United States Army.I was scared out of my wits (as,I suspect,were most guys entering the service in '69...and other years).But my "hitch" was *far* less "eventful" than that of many.I never got close to combat.Or even to a combat theater.And I,unlike so many,most certainly never got close to "bravery" or "courage" and I also never got close to the UCMJ either.As I said...uneventful.In fact,so uneventful that I feel...
  • Massachusetts Likely To Lose Seat In U.S. House

    08/14/2009 5:26:57 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 44 replies · 1,273+ views
    Boston Globe | 8/14/09 | Boston Globe
    WASHINGTON - Massachusetts almost certainly will lose one of its 10 congressional districts after next year’s census, the result of a long-term population shift that is giving Southern and Western states more political power in Washington at the expense of the Northeast, say specialists who have been poring over data in advance of the 2010 count. link:http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2009/08/14/population_shift_likely_to_cost_mass_seat_in_us_house/
  • Want Input,Trip To Vietnam (Vanity)

    11/07/2008 3:01:59 PM PST · by Gay State Conservative · 24 replies · 1,795+ views
    Self
    I know vanities are discouraged but I need help.I,a SP5 who never got closer to Vietnam than Fort Knox and Fort Dix,am going to Vietnam in a couple of days.I've got a pretty bad case of "I didn't do enough" guilt regarding my Army time.That,plus strong memories of how much Vietnam affected my life even though I didn't go are the reasons.I don't know how mobile I'll be while there for many reasons,not least of which is my doctor told me to be damn careful of many diseases...including malaria. Does anyone who was there or who knows a lot about...
  • Game 7,Fenway,Dugout Box (vanity)

    10/22/2007 8:17:14 PM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 23 replies · 163+ views
    stubhub.com ^ | 10/22/2007 | myself
    The price of said ticket? $20,589.00 Each
  • Laptop Help Please (Vanity)

    06/10/2007 7:13:23 PM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 22 replies · 1,226+ views
    Me | 6/10/2007 | Me
    I'm desperate as my google search failed.Is it true that a laptop designed for use in the USA/Canada can be run in the UK and Italy by simply using the plug adapters designed for the countries involved without employing voltage converters? The guy at Radio Shack said that all laptops have internal voltage converters. Thanks!
  • Seeking Transcript of Susan MacDougal Interview (vanity)

    01/18/2007 10:17:37 AM PST · by Gay State Conservative · 5 replies · 325+ views
    Me | Me
    I know vanities are frowned upon but I'm desperate.Not long after Susan MacDougal was convicted in May 1996 she appeared on one of those ABC News Magazine shows (Primetime,20/20,etc). During this interview she very strongly implied that she had info about the Clintons that could be very damaging to them. She wouldn't say what that info was (apparently because her lawyer,who was present in the room but off screen during the interview,told her not to).She was very coy and evasive and it appeared for all the world that she did,in fact,have a secret to tell.It was very shortly after this...
  • DA blames breath test flaw for dropped OUI vs. pols’ pal

    12/21/2006 4:45:09 PM PST · by Gay State Conservative · 18 replies · 1,055+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/21/2006 | Boston Herald
    The Bristol County district attorney yesterday defended throwing out OUI charges against a politically connected socialite who flunked four sobriety tests and two breath tests, blaming red tape for blocking prosecutors from getting the Breathalyzer report. “This case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” said DA Paul F. Walsh Jr. Walsh’s office dropped OUI charges against Suzanne Magaziner last week despite a police report alleging that she twice blew .12 on the Breathalyzer, which is above the legal limit of .08. But Walsh said his prosecutor, Roger Ferris, decided he had little chance to win the case, mainly...
  • Emirates May Cancel Big Airbus Order

    09/21/2006 6:24:43 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 53 replies · 1,504+ views
    The Greenwich Time ^ | 09/21.2006 | Greenwich Time
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Emirates airlines said Thursday that its order of 45 Airbus A380 jumbo jets was "up in the air," after reports that deliveries of the plane may be delayed.
  • Affidavit Reveals Entwistle's Story & DNA Evidence (Neil Entwistle)

    02/10/2006 8:18:52 AM PST · by Gay State Conservative · 8 replies · 384+ views
    WBZ TV Boston | 02/10/2006 | WBZ TV Boston
    CBS4) FRAMINGHAM According to an affidavit just unsealed by the Middlesex County District Attorney's office, DNA from Neil Entwistle was found on the handle of the alleged murder weapon. DNA from Rachel Entwistle was also found on the muzzle of the gun.
  • A Very Moving Experience

    08/20/2005 4:48:59 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 44 replies · 1,107+ views
    Vanity
    Hope I'm doing this correctly...this is the first thread I've started here! I went to the WW II memorial yesterday for the first time.Words can't describe how powerful an experience it was.The weather was poor,so there weren't too many people there,but I was overcome with a sense of awe and gratitude while there. At one point,I saw an older man who looked like he might be a WW II Vet,approached him,and he told me that he was.At that point,I asked if I could shake his hand. He was clearly moved by his presence there,for obvious reasons.As I was leaving,all I...