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  • Video: Stupak Has Lied About Healthcare Vote All Along

    03/21/2010 5:35:01 PM PDT · 140 of 171
    GoldwaterBooster to jenk

    Absolutely correct he lied all along. The whole charade with Pelosi last November on the first vote on the House bill was only deigned to give cover to 39 Democrats from heavily Catholic districts. Even then they were planning this Executive Order stunt or something like it. The EO will not last a week before someone is in the 9th Circuit Federal Court in California to challenge it and when the judges toss it out Stupak will look like the fool that he is and Obama will get exactly what he wanted, a federal takeover of the health industry with no restriction on abortion funding. Those of us who saw Obama in action only 8 years ago as a state senator in Springfield, Illinois saw him pull similar tricks on life issues many times.

  • Obama Birth(Judge Carter Grants Obama's Motion to Dismiss)

    10/29/2009 4:29:09 PM PDT · 116 of 305
    GoldwaterBooster to plain talk

    Could it be that he was born here? Look, we’re making ourselves look nuts.

    Who is “we?” “We the authentic conservatives who post of Free Republic or liberal trolls who dress up like conservatives to plant fake posts? It would have been so easy for Obmama to produce a certified original copy of his 1961 birth certtificate from Hawaii but he never did that and the form the Obama campaign did print was made after the year 2000. So why go through all the charades? The time to challenge citizenship would have been before state election boards certified his name for state ballots on the Democratic line, not after the Electoral College met since there is no practical remedy the Supreme Court could enforce at that point. I would like to know why News Max is working so hard to de-legitimize any reasonable questions about Obama’s citizenship or his authorship of Dreams of My Father and yes, they are reasonable questions given that the record is not complete. It is also reasonable to ask for transcripts of grades and a list of courses that Obama took at Occidental, Columbia, or Harvard Law School. The fact is that MSM did a horrible job of vetting this candidate and would have scrubbed the history of any GOP candidate to the last detail but gave Obama’s life history a pass.

  • Conservatives in acting, theater, films, and the arts

    10/29/2009 3:46:16 PM PDT · 1 of 16
    I often hear conservatives justifiably complain about the dominance of the Left in Hollywood. But there are a small number of conservatives in Hollywood and in other parts of the country who are trying to pass on the patriotic classic old Hollywood values of Frank Capra, John Wayne, John Ford, Elia Kazan and younger contemporary conservatives who are a little lonely in Tinsel Town. My sister lived in Hollywood for 20 years before locating in Falls Church, Va. in 2006 and she opened her own acting school there in 2007. She was best known in the 1990s for her starring role as Mother Goose in the "Mother Goose Video Treasury." If you have children or grandchildren who are interested in acting, don't just dismiss their dreams because you think all acting teachers are liberals. Here is one acting teacher who praises the blessings of God in American history and always asks her students to list three things they are grateful for because she says "an attitude of gratitude" will take her students far. Here is the link to the Cheryl Felicia Rhoads Northern Virginia Acting School:
  • Jimmy Carter's first slander on Sept. 14

    09/20/2009 1:18:48 PM PDT · 1 of 4
    Our "Brother in Black" is the book that answers Jimmy Carter’s slander against many white Americans of good will.

    Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday, Sept. 14, that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act "based on racism" and rooted in the fears of white people of a black president. In a separate speech at Emory University in Atlanta three days later, Carter tried to back off a few inches from his blanket indictment of all white Americans on Sept. 14 and said racism was behind on the “radical fringe elements.” But he stuck by his overall assertion that racism is still a big problem in all of America in the current political climate.

    Jimmy Carter is flat out wrong. There have been millions of white Americans of good will over the last 130 years who actively worked for education and job opportunities for African Americans and never relied on one penny from federal government programs to do it. One very good answer to Jimmy Carter’s slander against white Americans as a group in fact is found in a new 2009 edition of a book first published 128 years ago in 1881 by a former Methodist clergyman, Bishop Atticus Haygood from Georgia, who was the president of Emory College as it was then called from 1876 to 1885. Bishop Haygood had actually served as a chaplain in the Confederate Army, but he became one of the leading advocates in 19th Century America for higher education opportunities for emancipated slaves and their children. As an agent for The Slater Fund, Haygood helped to start and finance a large number of schools that are now referred to as “historically black colleges and universities” or HCBUs. Many of those same colleges that Haygood helped are today beneficiaries of The United Negro College Fund. Haygood was a Christian leader who believed that the teachings of Jesus Christ demanded that all people regardless of skin color should treat each other with love and respect. Many white Americans in all regions of the country agreed with this teaching that can be found in the new 2009 Silver Bowl edition of Our Brother in Black by Atticus Haygood (

    Jimmy Carter, who grew up in a rural part of Georgia eighty years ago, also implied on Sept. 14 that he is an expert on latent racial bigotry by white people because he is from the South. So his first remarks of Sept. 14, before he started to qualify his broad brush attack, were also a slander against all white southerners of good will and Our Brother in Black is a book that helps to prove Carter is wrong when he implies that most policy opposition to the country’s first African American president is motivated by racial fears of white Americans. President Barack Obama himself rejected Carter’s view to a small degree on Sept. 20th Sunday news shows.

    William Haygood Shaker is a conservative businessman from Virginia who is also the great-grandson of Bishop Atticus Haygood. Shaker made this statement last week:

    I am William Haygood Shaker—and I am offended by former President Jimmy Carter’s recent racism remarks at Emory University in Atlanta. My great grandfather, also a prominent Southerner, has powerful “teachable moments” to share with Jimmy Carter—and with the Nation. Haygood is the 2009 posthumous recipient of the International Platform Association “Silver Bowl Award for Lifetime Achievement in Education.” Sharing the Silver Bowl honor with former Presidents John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson, Bishop Haygood’s retort to the former president from Georgia rings across the decades in his “Our Brother in Black,” a 2009 edition published by DeWard Publishers. In speaking to students at Emory University, Jimmy Carter called folks racist that criticize Obama’s liberal policies. Mr. Carter said he grew up in Georgia, that he lives in a Southern state and knows that the animosity that has bubbled up is based on racism–Carter says that many Southern Whites, as well as other White Americans don’t believe the president is qualified to lead because of the color of his skin. Mr. Obama has distanced himself from Mr. Carter’s remarks, saying he does not believe that criticism of his policies is based on the color of his skin. All citizens regardless of their race or that of their leaders still keep the right to criticize their elected officials and hold them accountable without being smeared as racists just because they disagree with administration policies of America’s first African American to be elected president. Many white Americans of good will shared the pride of most African Americans when that historical barrier was broken in 2008, but all citizens must still guard the right to speak in dissent just as they did under previous presidents who were white Americans. Perhaps it would be useful if President Obama would go further than merely saying he does not agree with the way former President Carter made his point and instead very specifically admonish Mr. Carter for his thoughtless and inflammatory remarks. A former president of Emory and a Southern Democrat’s retort to Mr. Carter’s accusation of Southern Racism admonishes Carter’s overly broad racist slander across space and time in “Our Brother in Black,” by Atticus Haygood, a former president of Emory. “Our Brother in Black,” is available at Perhaps the former Emory president would say this to Mr. Carter, who is now a part-time Emory professor, “We in the South have no divine call to stand eternal guard by the grave of dead issues.” This quote is from a Thanksgiving Day speech Haygood delivered on the Oxford campus of Emory and a quote that President Lyndon Johnson used when stumping though Georgia on behalf of civil rights legislation in 1964. Over many decades, the work of historical figures such as Bishop Haygood, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, and other civil rights teachers and leaders accomplished much, even though more work remains to be done. It may be that real racial animosity is a core sin that may never be completely eradicated from the human heart. Yet Mr. Carter’s broad accusations, to the extent that they try to freeze all attempts at rational civil debate over policy differences, are not helpful and must be discredited and “Our Brother in Black” can be one important tool in showing just how much progress this Nation has accomplished over time. Get it at

  • Picket LA Times TODAY!! 10-30-08 @ 3:00 PM(Mission:Release Rashid Khalidi vid)

    10/30/2008 12:27:04 PM PDT · 18 of 19
    GoldwaterBooster to SeafoodGumbo

    I just talked to two friends who are at the LA Times protest. Comedian Evan Sayet is there. Please spread the word there will be a second protest march with the signs at 3 PM Pacific Time. This was decided by the people who were there at 10 AM and the Democrats for McCain group. No one is going home, just to lunch and they the are coming back at 3 PM. The signs are funny such as “Planet of the Tapes” starring Sam Zell (LA Times owner) and other great signs about why the Gropegate was OK but don’t reveal Obamagate.

  • Gas prices

    07/01/2008 7:14:32 PM PDT · 13 of 69
    GoldwaterBooster to K-oneTexas

    I am not sure what this list of prices in other countries is suppose to prove? That gasoline at the pump in the US is too cheap relative to other countries? Where were there prices and rank one year ago? Were the countries the same relative rank then as now? Have their prices also gone up at the pump by more than 25 percent from July 1, 2007 to July 1, 2008? The price for a barrel of oil is the same worldwide and other factors such as refining capacity, transportation costs, storage costs all affect the price at the pump in any given country at a particular time. The US does not have the excellent rail transportation systems that some of these countries do or large volumes of people and freight traveling along a common corridor. The US relies a lot on trucks to move freight and diesel fuel. Aviation fuel is also way up in the last year. So comparing us to prices in the United Kingdom may be interesting but I don’t know what it proves if the UK was in a similar rank last year at this time. US motorists are hurting, not in comparison to UK, but in comparison to one year ago. Starting new drilling in the US will not bring down prices right away I concede. There will be a lag time. But thirty years of a freeze on new wells and refineries is a CRAZY policy and we need to start drilling new wells now so things can be better a few years from now.

  • Gas prices

    07/01/2008 7:03:29 PM PDT · 6 of 69
    GoldwaterBooster to PastorTony

    What exactly is your point? Don’t even try to change public opinion in favor of drilling in the US and a reasonable compromise on wildlife habitat until...what? Until the governors ofthe Federal Reserve do or do not do something you want them to do? All that agency does is increase the supply of money in circulation by sending credits to the member banks to cover deficits of Congress. The Fed does not, by itself, devalue money. Congress does that when they authorize massive deficits and then the Fed, in effect, counterfeits the money supply to a certain percentage. If you and I did that Pastor, we would go to jail for printing money in our basements. But when the Fed does it, they call that monetization of the money supply. Of course you are right that Fed actions affect many things in the economy but that is no reason for further delays in starting new oil drills on the outter shelf.

  • Gas prices

    07/01/2008 6:48:37 PM PDT · 1 of 69
    Thanks to The Washington Marketing Group for a one-minute public service announcement on You Tube about need to drill for new oil at
  • Encounters with "Regular Guy" Fred Thompson

    07/31/2007 9:48:17 PM PDT · 80 of 85
    GoldwaterBooster to b9

    I was a Reagan delegate at the 1980 GOP convention and was a delegate to several state conventions in my home state (Illinois). I admire Fred Thompson and I think he is an authentic conservative and had a good voting record and I wish him well. I did not attack him. I only said that this was the first time I heard him give a formal speech at the ALEC meeting and frankly I was disappointed that he lacked a broader vision and energy. Yes indeed, he stayed a long time in the room at the ALEC meeting working the crowd and they loved it and he stayed for lots of pictures. That is good retail politics that candidates for the state legislature, state offices, Congress, governor, and US Senators do well. Working a rope line is not when people engage in substantive discussions. But again, for President I expect something more.

    I don’t know what else was on his schedule that day but with so many likely delegates in that room, it seems like the ALEC meeting with TV coverage and about 1,400 solid conservative party activists and leaders and elected officials there that the event should be the most important event of the day.

    It was a good speech on the fundamental principles but I repeat he was not well prepared and he sounded like he had never read the speech before. When you prepare a speech and rehearse it then that is one indication you respect your audience. Thompson is by no means alone in his tendency to take too little time to prepare a formal speech. I like his folksy manner and his charm but I repeat that should not be enough to be taken seriously as a candidate for president without a lot more substance. I always liked him as a senator and I like his acting roles in the movies and on TV. I wish Thompson well, would consider voting for him for the top nomination, and I am not committed to any other presidential candidate.

    This was the first time I heard him and I expected a better speech. He did not say anything I disagreed with but I was not the only person in that room that was surprised he was not a better or more polished speaker. I have seen him do much better in short TV clips of unrehearsed remarks when he spoke from the heart. If you like Fred Thompson, you have a good candidate. But if you can influence his senior campaign advisors, they need to know that he is losing points, not gaining them, when he does not do a better job of rehearsing a formal speech. You really only get once chance to make a good first impression and some people are looking at Thompson in a serious way for president for the first time.

  • Encounters with "Regular Guy" Fred Thompson

    07/31/2007 2:15:28 PM PDT · 17 of 85
    GoldwaterBooster to houston1

    I heard former Sen. Fred Thompson speak for the first time last Friday, July 27 at the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Marriott in downtown Philadelphia. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee also spoke. Huckabee made a good impression and seemed to speak from the heart. After lunch, Thompson spoke and read his speech as if it were the first time he had seen it. ALEC is a good group of conservative state legislators.

    Thompson read a speech about conservatives, the framers of the constitution, and federalism that was right for this audience of conservative state lawmakers. My only objection to the speech was that it seemed that Thompson was phoning it in. He sounds like a good conservative but he also sounds as if he thinks charm alone will win him the nomination. In fact, he sounded just a little on the lazy side.

    I am asking Freepers from Tennessee who know him, does Thompson have the energy to run campaign for president and to govern? Is he lazy or did I catch him on a bad day? I would even say that Thompson was mildly disrespectful of his audience.

    Out of the 1,400 people in that room were undoubtedly about 200-300 who would likely be delegates to the Republican National Convention in 2008. If Thompson could not muster the energy to give a good talk to a conservative audience like that, most of whom wish him well, then when would he summon the energy? Folksy is fine for the stump when you are running statewide for governor or senator but people expect more of a candidate for president if that is what he is.

  • Schumer regrets not leading an Alito filibuster ("we should not confirm a 'SCOTUS' nominee EXCEPT")

    07/28/2007 4:15:54 AM PDT · 30 of 59
    GoldwaterBooster to neverdem

    Mad Magazine used to run a feature called “Scenes we’d like to see.” Here is a mythical newspaper lead I would like to see.
    Washington-—In a surprise move, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow announced today that President Bush has promised to nominate Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) to the next vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Snow explained that the president’s nomination of Schumer was conditioned upon the Democrats’ promise to block all Supreme Court nominations made by the president.

  • Michigan conservatives challenge Michael Moore this Friday and Saturday

    07/29/2005 9:42:24 AM PDT · 25 of 30
    GoldwaterBooster to Dan from Michigan

    I have been looking for anyone listed on the Michigan page and cannot make it work for me. If you have posting privileges on that page, please post the information on the Freedom Film Fest that started today in Traverse City and will also go on Saturday at the Horizon 10 Cinema. The complete list of the good films is found on Dan from Michigan, if you read this I see your name on the Michigan list, please help me post it over there even though this is last minute. Someone in northern Michigan still might decided Saturday morning to drive to Traverse City and meet our group at the Horizon 10 Cinema which we have rented for all day.

  • Michigan conservatives challenge Michael Moore this Friday and Saturday

    07/29/2005 9:39:37 AM PDT · 24 of 30
    GoldwaterBooster to Clintonfatigued

    I have been looking for anyone listed on the Michigan page and cannot make it work for me. If you have posting privileges on that page, please post the information on the Freedom Film Fest that started today in Traverse City and will also go on Saturday at the Horizon 10 Cinema. The complete list of the good films is found on Dan from Michigan, if you read this I see your name on the Michigan list, please help me post it over there even though this is last minute. Someone in northern Michigan still might decided Saturday morning to drive to Traverse City and meet our group at the Horizon 10 Cinema which we have rented for all day.

  • Michigan conservatives challenge Michael Moore this Friday and Saturday

    07/28/2005 12:37:51 AM PDT · 1 of 30
    All Freepers in Michigan who can drive to Traverse City on Friday or Saturday should try to support the conservative challenge to the Michael Moore left wing film festival sponsored by the city on public land. Conservatives have their own film festival called the Traverse Bay Freedom Film Fest on Friday at the Park Palace Hotel and Saturday at Horizon Cinema 10. Moore lied to city officials and promised nonpolitical films. But his list includes many films with anti-free enterprise and anti-American themes. The conservative film festival will include "Michael Moore Hates America" and the 1954 Elia Kazan classic "On the Waterfront" with Marlon Brando and Karl Malden. Michigan military families and church groups are supporting the Freedom Film Fest. No charge for admission to films but they will pass the hat for donations to pay for renting the theater and film rights. See the web site at Or call 231-271-1121 for a recording with more details. Please ask all conservatives in Michigan to support this challenge to Michael Moore who will be just a few blocks away on public land holding his festival.
  • Mainstream Against Extremist

    07/28/2005 12:01:04 AM PDT · 1 of 1
    Patriots, military families, and church groups in northern Michigan have organized their own "Traverse Bay Freedom Film Fest" to challenge the Michael Moore-sponsored "Traverse City Film Festival" that starts Thursday night. Moore lied to the city council when he said he would keep his films nonpolitical. He is showing many films on public land that attack free enterprise, attack American culture, and treat both gay and pedophile advocates as heroes while portraying Christians as villains. The conservative answer is the Traverse Bay Freedom Film Fest which will be held on Friday at the Park Palace Hotel and Saturday at the Horizon Cinema 10. Conservative film festival will include political films such as "Michael Moore Hates America" and "In the Face of Evil: Reagan's War in Word and Deed." The film "Confronting Iraq" will be introduced by Lt. Cmdr. Joe Cooper in person and the film "Echoes of Innocence" will be introduced by actress Morgan Brittany. Films on Saturday at the Horizon Cinema 10 will include the 1954 Elia Kazan classic "On The Waterfront" starring Marlon Brando and Karl Malden. Please tell all conservatives in Michigan to try to drive to Traverse City to support the conservative film festival and challenge Michael Moore who will also be there on public land. The complete list of films and times is listed on the web site at Michigan conservatives may also call 231-271-1121 for a recording with more details. There will also be films on Saturday for younger people such as "Charlotte's Web" and "Top Gun." Admission to all films is free but a hat will be passed for donations to pay for film rentals and rental of the hotel and theater.
  • Traverse Bay Freedom Film Fest July 29-30

    07/14/2005 9:31:47 AM PDT · 1 of 1
    People in Michigan. Please come to Traverse City on July 29 - 30 to join other conservatives for a conservative film festial. Michael Moore must not be permitted to have the focus of publicity to himself that weekend. Show the media there are many conservatives in Michigan. See the following web site for a list of films. There is no charge and there is free popcorn supplied by local sponsors who disapprove of the way the Traverse City council rammed through approval of Moore's festival with two days notice before the public hearing. For more information see this web site at
  • Michigan Conservatives Challenge to Michael Moore at Traverse City with Freedom Film Fest

    07/02/2005 6:23:58 PM PDT · 1 of 5
    Congratulations to conservatives, patriots, military families, and church groups in Michigan. Michael Moore launched a sneak attack last month and hoodwinked the Traverse City council into giving him public land for a left-wing film festival. The city council gave the public only three days notice before the hearing and then rammed it through. Now conservatives in Traverse City and northern Michigan have reserved space in an air conditioned theater and a hotel for their own Traverse Bay Freedom Film Fest July 29-30 to answer Michael Moore. TERRIFIC, way to go! The line up of pro-American family values films will be announced at a press conference next week. For details call a recorded message in Traverse City, Michigan at 231-271-1121. American Renaissance Films of Texas is leasing films and local Michiganders have raised the money to rent a hotel and theater. All Michiganders in driving distance of Traverse City should go there July 29 and July 30 to answer Michael Moore and attend the Traverse Bay Freedom Film Festival.
  • Zogby: Spitzer Leads Pataki, 44% to 41% in ’06 Match-up

    11/29/2004 10:54:50 PM PST · 49 of 65
    GoldwaterBooster to RWR8189

    I wonder if Zogby is now willing to take South Carolina off the "too close to call" list. Many years ago I knew if Judith Crist said a movie was great I better save my money and if she said a movie was terrible than I ran to see it. Now Zogby is my perfect guide to polling, I just assume the opposite of what he says and I will be fine.

  • Mr. Smith Goes Under the Gavel

    11/27/2004 10:48:08 PM PST · 25 of 29
    GoldwaterBooster to neverdem

    Article 2, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution gives the President the power to appoint Justices of the Supreme Court with the advice and consent of the Senate. The article does not specify exactly what majority in the Senate is required to constitute consent but because the justices are lumped in with all other officers that require Senate confirmation and because that has always been done with a simple majority, one would expect a simple majority to continue.

    The last controversial Supreme Court justice, Clarence Thomas, came to the floor of the Senate for confirmation in 1991. He was confirmed by a simple majority of 52 to 48 at a time when Democrats were in the majority in that body. Article 2, Section 2 does require an extraordinary majority of two-thirds only for ratification of a treaty. Otherwise, a simple majority has applied for more than 200 years. The requirement for 60 votes to close debate is a rule of the Senate that is found nowhere in the Constitution. It has been abused many times in the past and has helped minorities many times also. But the use of the filibuster in the past has been relatively rare and using the filibuster to block appointments reather than legislation is a relatively recent practice. Article I, Section 5 gives each house of Congress the right to set its own rules. The only time a two-thirds vote is specified is to expel a member. The bottom line is that in the face of repeated abuse of the filibuster to stop the will of the majority on many judicial appointments, the majority has the right to change the rules and either eliminate the filibuster entirely or at least place a time limit on its use with respect to confirming judicial nominees. Of course, the editors of The New York Times never actually read the Constitution so they could care less what it really says. If the Senate Republicans change the rules allowing a filibuster for judicial nominees, they will not be trampling on the rights of the minority, they will be ensuring that the minority cannot indefintely stop the will of the majority.

  • HBO: inside the NFL - Bob Costas blames talk radio for fan behaviour in Detroit

    11/24/2004 10:23:31 PM PST · 21 of 39
    GoldwaterBooster to ajolympian2004

    That's right. I did not mean anything but the spelling of that word which is more common in the UK and British Commonwealth countries as opposed to "behavior" in the USA.

    I recently spent an hour trying to explain to a friend in England what we mean when we say one "billion" dollars. When they say "billion" on that side of the pond they mean the same number we call one "trillion." They have no special word for $1,000 times 1,000. Just a quirk that's all.