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  • Prayer Request Local Family

    04/24/2015 4:45:16 AM PDT · by Grumpybutt · 5 replies
    LIBERTY HILL, Texas (KXAN) — John Alvarado has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and driving with an invalid license in the Wednesday night wreck that killed a 10-year-old sister and 15-year-old brother and left their mother and two other siblings in the hospital in critical condition.
  • Trifexis Deaths

    02/02/2014 2:49:58 AM PST · by Grumpybutt · 18 replies
    WSB-TV Atlanta ^ | 11/27/13 | Jim Strickland
    ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has discovered the number of dog deaths pet owners blame on the popular pet medication Trifexis outnumbers the cases involving the Chinese jerky treats. Elanco, the company that makes Trifexis, refused repeated requests from Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland to turn over its data. Strickland filed a Freedom of Information request with the Food and Drug Administration and got the agency's data instead. It showed that since Trifexis hit the market, every 36 hours, a pet owner reported that Trifexis killed their dog. Trifexis is the most popular flea and heartworm pill of...
  • Odd question on online job application

    11/27/2013 2:29:36 AM PST · by Grumpybutt · 85 replies
    Me
    I filled out an online application for a clerk/cashier position at a national retail pharmacy yesterday morning. I've been bugged about a question on that application/assessment ever since. "If hired, will you participate in the employers health care plan?" I answered "no" but have to wonder why that question was even asked. Has obmacare now forced employers to "weed out" prospective employees by whether or not they are going to need health insurance?
  • The Fortress

    In a far away land that is surprisingly nearer than you thought, there is a fortress disguised as a palace, a barricade as a courtyard. It was built by a very brave and radical people who would have rather died than suffer under the cruel heel of tyranny any longer. And thousands did sacrifice their lives -- men, women, and children -- to build this haven of safety and freedom.
  • Prayer Request for the Holbrook Family of Bertram, Texas

    07/30/2010 7:57:39 AM PDT · by Grumpybutt · 32 replies
    Myself
    The war has taken another local - and friend of our family. Jason Holbrook was a West Point graduate serving in Southern Afghanistan with the ARMY. His unit was attacked yesterday and he lost his life in service for our great nation. Good Lord please hold this family in Your Healing Hand.
  • The "New" Pledge of Allegiance as told by high school senior (VANITY)

    05/26/2010 4:11:06 AM PDT · by Grumpybutt · 11 replies · 494+ views
    Son
    My seventeen year old high school senior came home from school yesterday and handed me a piece of paper. He said he was sitting in Government class yesterday thinking about things, and this is the direction he sees the country headed. This is what he wrote: I pledge allegiance To the flag Of Barack Husssein Obama And to the dictatorship For which it stands One nation Under martial law Totalitarianism With wealth and money for all
  • IRS worker's widow sues pilot's wife

    02/24/2010 4:44:36 AM PST · by Grumpybutt · 64 replies · 1,607+ views
    statesman.com ^ | 2/24/10 | Tony Plohetski
    The widow of an Internal Revenue Service employee killed when Andrew Joseph Stack III flew his plane into an office building has sued Stack's wife, saying she should have warned others about her husband. According to the seven-page lawsuit filed in state District Court in Travis County, Sheryl Mann Stack had a duty to "avoid a foreseeable risk of injury to others," including 68-year-old Vernon Hunter, who was killed Thursday. "Stack was threatened enough by Joseph Stack that she took her daughter and stayed at a hotel the night before the plane crash," the suit said. Sheryl Stack has declined...
  • (Vanity) - Medicare Question

    01/17/2010 2:51:03 PM PST · by Grumpybutt · 23 replies · 1,003+ views
    1/17/10 | Me
    My m.i.l. received her SS statement in December for the 2010 year - and just got around to telling us about it. Her Medicare deduction went from $96.40/mo to $190.50/mo. with co-pays that increased to $40 as well (not sure what they were before) without any cost of living increase. Just wondering if any other Freeper's have loved ones in this same predicament or if my m.i.l. is on the wrong plan or something. Seems outrageous to double the cost on our senior citizens - she's 81 yrs. old.
  • Patients paying for more face time with doctors

    01/13/2010 1:52:07 AM PST · by Grumpybutt · 11 replies · 379+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/12/10 | TOM MURPHY
    Over the counter cold-and-flu remedy: $5.99. Trip to the doctor's office: $20. Extra time to bend your doctor's ear: $1,500 a year and up. Primary care physicians are increasingly offering exclusivity to those willing to pay for it. These practices, known as concierge, boutique or retainer practices, typically charge annual fees that range from $1,500 to $10,000 or more. The fee allows the businesses to prosper with a far smaller roll of patients than has become the norm under the traditional system. Patients like the extra attention and lack of crowded waiting rooms. Doctors say they need alternatives to a...
  • Those over at the OFA blog are whining (Vanity)

    01/07/2010 11:46:51 AM PST · by Grumpybutt · 3 replies · 442+ views
    1/7/10 | Me
    I received ANOTHER OFA email today and after noting the statement at the bottom of the email: Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee -- 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. I started thinking again "What are they doing with all the donations they get?" So, I went to the OFA website and started poking around and came across the blog. OMG, it's absolutely idol worship complete with posts containing phrases such as O-family and O-mail. (puke) What struck me funny...
  • Under Obama, STD super strains all the rage

    01/06/2010 1:38:39 AM PST · by Grumpybutt · 3 replies · 716+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/6/10 | Jill Stanek
    Recalling the Rev. Jeremiah Wright once famously accused the "government … [of] inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color," it is ironic that his protégé, Barack Obama, along with other carriers of the deadly diseases of political correctness and liberal ideology, would actually be the ones guilty of spreading not only HIV but other plagues. Three significant events of the past two weeks may at first appear unrelated but aren't: * Dec. 27, 2009: While researching the worldwide epidemic of drug-resistant diseases, the Associated Press uncovers and reports what has been "dreaded and expected...
  • A Pleasant Surprise at the Airport (Vanity)

    01/04/2010 10:18:16 AM PST · by Grumpybutt · 21 replies · 1,708+ views
    Me
    With all the bad news going on right now about the airports, I thought I'd share our experience from yesterday. Son #3 came home for Christmas and had to fly back to Ft. Campbell yesterday. While I was waiting for him to get his boarding pass, an gentleman with an airport tag on approached me and asked if the backpack sitting next to me was mine or had someone left it. I explained, it was my son's and he was getting his boarding pass. A few minutes later, that same gentleman came back and told me that if he is...
  • T'was The Day Before Christmas, In the U.S. Congress

    12/25/2009 1:22:12 AM PST · by Grumpybutt · 1 replies · 332+ views
    'Twas the day before Christmas, in the United States Congress.
  • Telmarketers at it again

    12/09/2009 11:02:28 AM PST · by Grumpybutt · 41 replies · 1,642+ views
    Me
    Just got a call (here at work) from a telemarketer with a private number concerning "our local and long distance telephone provider" - I hung up as I always do. The woman called back 3 minutes later and said the following: "Now your getting your services changed bitch!" and hung up.
  • Prayer Request for son (Vanity)

    11/18/2009 8:41:17 AM PST · by Grumpybutt · 17 replies · 483+ views
    11/18/09 | Grumpybutt
    My Dear Praying Freepers, I'd like to ask if you all would put my youngest on your prayer lists. He is taking the ASVAB tomorrow as part of his journey to join the Air Force. His name is Josiah and when he does well on this test, and loses 50lbs, he will join his 3 brothers as being part of our great military. (proud mom moment) So, to start off, here's my prayer: Dear Lord, I come to You in praise, thankfulness, and wonder of how great You are. In You, all things are possible, and I know that because...
  • Fort Hood captain: Hasan wanted patients to face war crimes charges (UnFreakin Believable)

    11/17/2009 7:34:13 AM PST · by Grumpybutt · 45 replies · 1,561+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 17, 2009 | BROOKS EGERTON
    Fort Hood massacre suspect Nidal Malik Hasan sought to have some of his patients prosecuted for war crimes based on statements they made during psychiatric sessions with him, a captain who served on the base said Monday. Other psychiatrists complained to superiors that Hasan's actions violated doctor-patient confidentiality, Capt. Shannon Meehan told The Dallas Morning News. One day after the Nov. 5 attack that killed 13 and wounded 29, a Fort Hood official said she had never received complaints about Hasan's job performance. Col. Kimberly Kesling, deputy commander of clinical services at the base's Darnall Army Medical Center, also said...
  • At Fort Hood, a graduation ceremony held under seige -

    11/09/2009 1:44:43 AM PST · by Grumpybutt · 3 replies · 377+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Monday, November 09, 2009 | Denise Gamino
    Graduation ceremony goes forward while gunfire rages outside. The college graduation ceremony Thursday in a Fort Hood auditorium next to the site of the mass shooting was less about pomp and more about circumstance. At the back of the stage, a table held 134 diplomas for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. At the front of the stage, a man lay bleeding as military graduates in black gowns and mortarboards kneeled to give first aid. A floodlit American flag stretched across the entire rear wall of the stage, a huge patriotic backdrop to an emergency drama that was never supposed to...
  • Official Resigns Over Afghan War (Marine Officer fed up...my words)

    10/27/2009 1:50:00 AM PDT · by Grumpybutt · 20 replies · 1,326+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/27/09 | Karen DeYoung
    A former Marine Corps captain with combat experience in Iraq, Hoh had also served in uniform at the Pentagon, and as a civilian in Iraq and at the State Department. By July, he was the senior U.S. civilian in Zabul province, a Taliban hotbed. But last month, in a move that has sent ripples all the way to the White House, Hoh, 36, became the first U.S. official known to resign in protest over the Afghan war, which he had come to believe simply fueled the insurgency. "I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the...
  • Medicare Fraud: A $60 Billion Crime (60 Minutes Story)

    10/26/2009 3:31:26 AM PDT · by Grumpybutt · 27 replies · 1,235+ views
    60 Minutes ^ | 10/25/09 | 60 Minutes
    (CBS) Of all the problems facing the United States right now, none are more important than health care. President Obama says rising costs are driving huge federal budget deficits that imperil our future, and that there is enough waste and fraud in the system to pay for health care reform if it was eliminated. At the center of both issues is Medicare, the government insurance program that provides health care to 46 million elderly and disabled Americans. But it also provides a rich and steady income stream for criminals who are constantly finding new ways to steal a sizable chunk...
  • Senate OKs Gitmo transfers to U.S.

    10/21/2009 1:50:51 AM PDT · by Grumpybutt · 10 replies · 526+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/21/09 | Stephen Dinan
    After dropping some popular immigration-enforcement measures, Congress on Tuesday passed the 2010 homeland security spending bill that gives President Obama the authority to transfer terrorism-suspect detainees to the United States for trial, though only after he submits a plan to Congress. The Senate voted 79-19 to pass the $44.1 billion bill, following the House's approval last week. Mr. Obama is expected to sign it. "It has been eight years, eight long years since the attacks of 9/11. There are some people in this country who have become complacent about the threat of another attack. Don't count me as one of...