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  • Former Obama economic adviser Alan Krueger dead at 58 [Top Clinton & Obama Advisor]

    05/05/2019 11:13:37 PM PDT · 28 of 66
    gooleyman to RainMan

    That question mark was a typo, I’m sure.

  • Happy Birthday, Jim Robinson!

    11/02/2018 10:25:22 PM PDT · 89 of 324
    gooleyman to broken_clock

    Happy Birthday JimRob

    Many...Many More

  • It Was Twenty Years Ago Today....

    08/15/2018 8:46:20 AM PDT · 26 of 34
    gooleyman to Founding Father; jimrob

    Not to try to outdo you, but I started reading FreeRepublic in 1996 when you didn’t have to be registered to make comments. Not sure how long that lasted, but there were so many hit-and-run trolls trying to tear us all down, that Jim was forced to require registration for comments. Hard to imagine I didn’t register until 2001, but that’s what my profile says, so it must be true.

    FreeRepublic has since been my first stop for breaking news. I, too, join you in offering many, many thanks to Jim Robinson for sticking with it through all the trials (literally) and tribulations since his first bold move in 1996 to create FreeRepublic.

    I’ve learned a lot through all of my friendly (and not so friendly) conversations through the years on FR. Believe me, I’ve had some doozy knock-down-drag-out exchanges here. I’m totally addicted. Keep up the good work.

  • Trump Lied About Overnight In Moscow?

    04/24/2018 9:40:56 AM PDT · 35 of 49
    gooleyman to CharleysPride

    I quit even trying to defend Trump. I just remind his critics that they didn’t turn their backs on Bill Clinton in spite of all the things he is KNOWN to have done before, during and after leaving office, so don’t expect me to turn my back on my guy.

    I telI them if they had not made excuses and admitted the scumbag that Clintoon was back then (and still is) I would consider listening to them. But since they didn’t... Get outta my face. Shuts ‘em right up.

  • Over $60,000 in Welfare Spent Per Household in Poverty

    10/26/2012 1:30:17 PM PDT · 7 of 25
    gooleyman to grundle

    The same type math applies to the jobs OBlame-a claims to have “created.” Dividing the $800,000,000,000 “Stimulus” by their claim of 5,000,000 jobs created, it turns out to be $160,000 per job. Same logic. Yet the news media just accepts it, drinks the cool-aid and carries on.

    Notice they’ve dropped the term “created OR saved.”

  • Barring Some Sudden Change, Romney Will Win the Popular Vote

    10/26/2012 12:16:41 PM PDT · 35 of 47
    gooleyman to Old Teufel Hunden

    I hope Oblame-a doesn’t get any more than 47% so Romney’s “47%” comment will look prophetic.

  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN RELEASES BIZARRE, DOUBLE ENTENDRE AD ABOUT VOTING

    10/26/2012 11:40:20 AM PDT · 56 of 58
    gooleyman to DEADROCK

    Totally Uncalled for. Condolesa would not have been a hack.

    Appologize!!!!

  • Kenís Story: I Was Conceived in Rape, Donít Kill Me in Abortion (call to radio station)

    09/11/2012 3:46:45 PM PDT · 9 of 28
    gooleyman to NYer

    This is a dynamite story. I couldn’t help but post on it since my tagline has dealt with abortion for the past 10 years or so since I had a conversation with a staunch pro-abortion co-worker. She mentioned a “woman’s right to choose.” I told her that half of the babies aborted would have grown up to be women. And I asked “What about their right to chose what to do with their bodies. I also added “What about the boy babies right to chose too.” It stopped her in her tracks. I had actually never thought of it that way either. From that day on she began to soften her abortion views when talking to others. I haven’t seen her in many years. I hope she’s completely changed over to pro-life.

    This story gives us just that much more amunition against the baby killers we face today.

    Thanks for Posting it.

  • Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney

    08/15/2012 12:47:59 PM PDT · 14 of 27
    gooleyman to Dan Cooper

    I agree on his genuine change. I live in his old Congressional district and I saw his wheels of change grinding a few years ago before he gave up his seat. It certainly came to a head during the debates about Obamacare. He was totally against it in a district that he could never win again as an anti-Obama. That’s why he chose not to run for re-election. I certainly would never run here. I might get 15% of the vote on a sunny day. The other 85% are die-die-die-hard liberals.

    I am not surprised at all about him stumping for the Republicans now. I don’t actually know him personally, but I can pretty much...all but guarantee that he’s a genuine convert. Although it’s time that will tell.

  • Is black support of Obama based only on race?

    03/20/2012 8:12:20 PM PDT · 80 of 80
    gooleyman to kabar

    Absolutely RIGHT-ON!!! My Brother was talking about voting for Obama because he was black. I asked him if he would have voted for Condolesa Rice...NO. I named a couple of other black Republicans...NO...NO. I told him then that those answers proved he did NOT vote for Obama because he was black but that he voted for him because he was a DemocRAT. That was the end of that conversation.

  • Is black support of Obama based only on race?

    03/20/2012 8:12:04 PM PDT · 79 of 80
    gooleyman to kabar

    Absolutely RIGHT-ON!!! My Brother was talking about voting for Obama because he was black. I asked him if he would have voted for Condolesa Rice...NO. I named a couple of other black Republicans...NO...NO. I told him then that those answers proved he did NOT vote for Obama because he was black but that he voted for him because he was a DemocRAT. That was the end of that conversation.

  • Cleaver (D-Mo.): If Obama wasn't president, we would be Ďmarching on the White Houseí

    09/19/2011 12:25:25 AM PDT · 49 of 52
    gooleyman to Justaham

    Yep. It has nothing to do with him being Black. It’s because he’s a DemocRAT. I had the discussion with my Brother in ‘08 about voting for Obama because he was black. He insists that he voted for him for that reason. I then asked him if he would have voted for Condolesa Rice. NO. Colin Powell. NO. “Well,” I said to him, “You didn’t vote for Obama because he’s black. You voted for him because he’s a DemocRAT.” He had to admit it because that was the truth of the matter. And it’s the truth in this Cleaver guy’s case too. They wouldn’t have done any such marching against Clintoon. Afterall, he was considered by the Black Caucus to be the “first black president.”

    To answer your question...yes there would be a march against a Black Republican. But the question is moot because if there were a Republican of any color in office, these bad times wouldn’t be happening. George Bush inherited a recession too. He wasn’t the most conservative choice, but at least his policies made it better, not worse like Zero-Bama’s have. Deeper tax cuts and drastic reductions in regulations would have had the same effect on this recession too.

  • Do Republicans Ideas Lead to Job Growth?

    08/25/2011 7:53:25 AM PDT · 10 of 10
    gooleyman to Freeport

    Another example of Democrats falsly accusing Republicans of doing what they are ACTUALLY doing:

    Obama’s cronies accuse Perry of riding on all the jobs “created” in Texas by the Porkulus plan when really it’s Obama who is riding on the backs of all the Republican Governors’ policies that are creating ALL the jobs Obama boasts about. Obama’s actions have only cost jobs just as I told all of his cool-aid drinking buddies it would. I don’t hear as much praise of him from them anymore. Their silence is solid gold to my ears. I don’t even have to say “I told you so.” But they know the words are right on the tip of my tongue.

    Truth be told, if it weren’t for the Republican Governors’ policies, this would make the Great Depression look like boom-times.

  • Students, staff to receive laptops

    07/09/2011 8:41:41 AM PDT · 38 of 38
    gooleyman to nascarnation

    I’m not familiar either, but I went to a community meeting with the Principal of the new High School that was just built near me and he raved about getting all 850 students new Apple laptops. I probably should have spoken up at the time, but it seemed like a done deal. I figured the laptops were probably on the way as we spoke. We have another meeting this Thursday and I definitely will say something since I read this article. I remember this same thing from years ago. It seems that Apple has only lost market share since then. I’d better check my stats before I make a complete idiot of myself in front of the whole County, huh? I don’t mind being a partial idiot, but a complete idiot....I’d like for no one to know that about me...smile.

    Forget my last comment (I’ll leave it in here for comedic relief.) I just looked up Apple’s market share. It’s almost a whopping 10%...WOW!!! It indeed is growing. I’m surprised at that. Up from 4% in 2006. I bet most of that surge is because of school systems like this one and mine doing wholesale buying with taxpayer money. Every company I deal with through my buisness is PC Compatible. I still believe most if not all industry is PC-Compatible so for that reason and for the sake of my business, I will still “suffer” with the Windows platform and suggest that Students use PC Compats. Plus I’m too old to change now.

    Plus the price of PC Compatibles when buying a large quantity seems to be about a quarter to a third of the price of Apples depending on where you get them.

  • Students, staff to receive laptops

    07/08/2011 12:37:04 PM PDT · 12 of 38
    gooleyman to KyGeezer

    I could never figure out why schools would buy Apple computers for the students when the high-90% of industry uses PC-compatible computers. Isn’t the idea supposed to be to get them ready for the working world. This puts them at a disadvantage when they look for a job knowing Apple rather than PC.

    I KNOW...I KNOW...the Apple faithful will remind me that Apple is far superior in many aspects to the PC Compatibles (or at least they once were...I’m not as sure of that anymore)

    It’s like I always advize kids when they aspire to be good at a sport. I always tell them to play with and handle ONLY a regulation football, basketball or baseball because everytime you play with something other than what you’ll be using in your sport, you stunt your growth in that sport even if it’s only for a few minutes.

    Same with computers. I believe that rather than an advantage, this will put them at a disadvantage when they get out into the real world.

  • "Hawaii Desperately Chasing Escaped Horse" (FR's own amazing Butterdezillion)

    04/15/2011 4:24:50 PM PDT · 38 of 47
    gooleyman to cycle of discernment

    What we need is for someone who was born around the same time in Hawaii to test it by requesting their birth certificate. We need several people born within a couple months of him to request birth certificates to test them out and expose them. Everything should have been transferred to microfiche before discarding the paper copies. The reason they don’t have it is, it doesn’t exist. He wasn’t really born there and they know it. If it existed, they’d produce it and end the argument.

    They just haven’t produced one yet that wouldn’t be Freeped ala Dan Rather’s superscripted falsification. They know that as soon as the forgery is released, someone would recognize a flaw in it and rip them a new one.

  • Arguing on Abortion

    12/02/2010 9:07:00 AM PST · 68 of 74
    gooleyman to MNDude

    My best abortion argument ever:

    I remember a conversation I had with a liberal gal I used to work with. We were driving, on our way to a conference in Detroit, and the subject of abortion came up. Her argument was that it was the woman’s body and she has the right to choose what happens to her body. I told her that half of the babies aborted would have been women and asked her what about their right to choose what happens to their bodies. I followed it up by saying that the boys didn’t have any say in what happened to their bodies either. Don’t they have a right to choose too? She shut up and the last time I heard her mention abortion just before I left the company, I could tell she had softened her retoric and appeared to be changing her opinion. I believe it was because of that conversation we had on the way to Detroit.

  • The End of My Cancer

    08/22/2010 10:13:07 AM PDT · 140 of 146
    gooleyman to Congressman Billybob

    Rest In Peace Congressman BillyBob

  • Mother calls police to topless sunbather 'troubling' her boys

    08/12/2010 3:56:06 PM PDT · 61 of 71
    gooleyman to ConservativeStatement

    Two little boys sneaked into a movie theatre one time to see an X-rated movie. A few minutes after they got there one of them stood up suddenly and bolted from the theatre. The other little boy just sat there and watched it through and found his friend sitting on the curb outside the theatre when he came out. He asked his buddy why he suddenly ran out. His response: “My mother always told me if I ever went to see one of these movies I would turn to stone....AND I COULD FEEL MYSELF STARTING!!

  • Babies Saved from Abortion Pay Visit to U.S. Congressmen

    07/31/2010 9:59:46 PM PDT · 13 of 14
    gooleyman to NYer

    This was a brilliant strategy. Had to tug at what little heartstrings the liberal Congress Critters have. Even if it converted only 1 of them, or made them even think, it would be worth it. They will certainly remember this event.

    I remember a conversation I had with a liberal gal I used to work with. We were on our way to a conference in Detroit, and the subject of abortion came up. Her argument was that it was the woman’s body and she has the right to choose what happens to her body. I told her that half of the babies aborted would have been women and asked her what about their right to choose what happens to their bodies. I followed it up by saying that the boys didn’t have any say in what happened to their bodies either. Don’t they have a right to choose too? She shut up and the last time I heard her mention abortion just before I left the company, I could tell she had softened her retoric and appeared to be changing her opinion. I believe it was because of that conversation we had on the way to Detroit.