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  • Bush Gets Reminder of Gulf Coast Damage

    03/08/2006 9:23:16 AM PST · by jcb8199 · 11 replies · 253+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Today | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    NEW ORLEANS - President Bush, visiting a still-suffering Gulf Coast, said Wednesday that Congress must help this ravaged city recover from Hurricane Katrina by approving billions he has requested for levee repair and compensation for Louisianans who lost homes. "I'm getting a view of the progress that is being made," Bush said after a tour by air and on the ground offered a chilling portrait of the pain that lingers six months after Katrina struck. "There's still a lot of work to be done, no doubt about it." Bush was reminded of the devastating situation still facing many Gulf Coast...
  • US knew about al Qaeda in 1990s, FBI agent says (BREAKING NEWS!!!)

    03/07/2006 12:21:36 PM PST · by jcb8199 · 102 replies · 2,883+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Today | Deborah Charles
    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - The U.S. government knew by the 1990s how al Qaeda trained suicide operatives but missed capturing the man who masterminded the September 11 attacks about four years before they occurred, an FBI agent said on Tuesday. FBI agent Michael Anticev said in testimony at a sentencing trial for September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui that the U.S. government knew by the mid 1990s that there were several al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan and other countries. Operatives at the training camps were taught how to carry out terrorist operations, including suicide missions, and were trained in how...
  • Abortion-rights advocates threaten to boycott S.D.

    03/01/2006 12:55:39 PM PST · by jcb8199 · 36 replies · 613+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | Today | Dan Daly
    RAPID CITY — The South Dakota Legislature’s passage of an abortion ban bill prompted an angry reaction from abortion-rights supporters who vowed to boycott the state’s tourism industry. The state Department of Tourism received a dozen e-mails and a number of angry phone calls Friday from abortion-rights supporters who say they will not vacation in South Dakota. A Madison, Wis.,-based group has formally called for a boycott of South Dakota tourism. In a news release titled “Bypass South Dakota!”, the Women’s Medical Fund urged supporters to steer clear of South Dakota. “All kinds of families visit Mount Rushmore every year....
  • REMARKS BY PRESIDENT CLINTON AT MICHIGAN STATE (Semi-Vanity)

    01/19/2006 1:05:23 PM PST · by jcb8199 · 17 replies · 531+ views
    Clinton Foundation ^ | May 5, 1995 | William J. Clinton
    This is because of something in the Best of the Web from OpinionJournal--in reference to the irrational paranoia of the Left withn regards to the Bush Administration. The quote Taranto provided is as follows: "There is nothing patriotic about hating your country, or pretending that you can love your country but despise your government. There is nothing heroic about turning your back on America, or ignoring your own responsibilities." I've read through the article and have posted some gems to use should you ever encounter the immature paranoia: -Our founding fathers created a system of laws in which reason could...
  • City temp a regular on online forums (Watch out, Working Freepers!)

    01/12/2006 10:35:06 AM PST · by jcb8199 · 48 replies · 1,157+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 1-12-06 | Tom Troy
    City of Toledo officials say Scott Leo got his engineering work done on time, so they paid little attention to exactly what he was doing on the computer. Mr. Leo, operating with an Internet identity he called "Sassy Sarah," was using his city computer to access an online discussion group hosted by sportswrath.com - apparently hundreds of times a day. Sassy Sarah's frequent appearance in online discussions during work hours was brought to city officials' attention Dec. 27 by a citizen who said he was irritated by the apparent misuse of taxpayers' computers and work time. Since then, city officials...
  • VANITY - Book list needed

    01/11/2006 9:15:13 AM PST · by jcb8199 · 23 replies · 329+ views
    1-11 | Self
    I realize this is a rather selfish vanity, but after doing a search of the archives (by no means an exhaustive one, however), I am appealing for aid. I am trying to compile a list of books (not extensive, but decent) that are anti-communist or anti-totalitarian in nature to give to my students as a project when we reach the unit on the Russian revolution and the rise of communism to the Cold War. Obvious books are 1984, Orwell Animal Farm, Orwell Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury Brave New World, Huxley Do any of you know of good fiction books that I...
  • Remarks on

    01/06/2006 6:36:59 AM PST · by jcb8199 · 1 replies · 62+ views
    http://www.jcs.mil ^ | 12-1-05 | Gen. Peter Pace
    {SNIP} As I was thinking about the publication of the National Strategy for Victory in Iraq that happened yesterday, and I thought about how I might want to punctuate its publication, I immediately thought about this National Defense University as the exact right place for me to come talk about -- a little bit about Iraq, a little bit about challenges to you as individuals, and a way that we might find together to use our energies in a way that will be useful to the nation, all of our nations; and an opportunity for you who have this incredible...
  • "The Leader: A poem"

    12/06/2005 11:48:03 AM PST · by jcb8199 · 3 replies · 237+ views
    The News ^ | 12-4-05 | Tariq Butt
    Patient and steady with all he must bear, Ready to accept every challenge with care, Easy in manner, yet solid as steel, Strong in his faith, refreshingly real, Isn't afraid to propose what is bold, Doesn't conform to the usual mold, Eyes that have foresight, for hindsight wont do, Never back down when he sees what is true, Tells it all straight, and means it all too, Going forward and knowing he's right, Even when doubted for why he would fight, Over and over he makes his case clear, Reaching to touch the ones who won't hear, Growing in strength,...
  • Villepin says 'unrest' didn't count as 'riots'

    12/01/2005 8:23:26 AM PST · by jcb8199 · 28 replies · 900+ views
    Expatica ^ | Nov. 29
    PARIS, Nov 29 (AFP) - Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin made a stab at salvaging France's beleaguered image overseas on Tuesday, in a US television interview focused on the outbreak of urban violence in the country. Villepin told the US television network CNN that the wave of unrest in French suburbs this month could not be described as "riots", and that it was not rooted in ethnic or religious divisions. While admitting that there had been "severe social unrest", Villepin said the violence was on a far smaller scale than during the Los Angeles riots, in which 54 people died...
  • Coffee in pregnancy may be risky: study

    11/15/2005 2:06:03 PM PST · by jcb8199 · 22 replies · 511+ views
    Reuters via yahoo ^ | Today | Anne Harding
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who drink eight or more cups of coffee daily while pregnant are at risk for spontaneous abortion and stillbirth, Danish researchers report. In their study, they found that fetal death was twice as likely among heavy coffee drinkers relative to pregnant women who did not drink coffee. Adjusting for other risk factors weakened the association somewhat, but heavy coffee drinkers remained at 59 percent greater risk of fetal death, Dr. Bodil Hammer Bech of the University of Aarhus and colleagues report. Women who drank four to seven cups daily had a 33 percent increased...
  • Christianity and Progress

    11/15/2005 12:16:16 PM PST · by jcb8199 · 10 replies · 1,623+ views
    Catholic Educator's Resource Center ^ | VINCENT CARROLL AND DAVID SHIFLETT
    Christians, we are often told, are easy to locate. They are the people marooned on the wrong side of history. Again and again, century after dispiriting century, they have dug in their heels against progress. In politics, the critics charge, a Christian's instinctive allegiance has been with despots and oppressors rather than democrats and liberators, with inquisitors and book burners as opposed to probing minds and pamphleteers. Christians have buttressed hierarchy against equality, patriarchy against women's rights, absolutism against individualism, and small-minded tradition against broad-minded tolerance. The most popular version of this indictment sees the whole of Western history since...
  • Virginia: Dem for Dem?

    11/09/2005 1:56:20 PM PST · by jcb8199 · 30 replies · 980+ views
    The MSM is obviously leaving something out of the stories about the NJ and VA governorships--I seem to recall reading that a Dem was in power, and is replaced by a Dem in both cases--is this true? Forgive my ignorance on the matter, but I've not seen a specific quote.
  • Movies heavily shape teen smoking, study shows

    11/07/2005 6:37:44 AM PST · by jcb8199 · 8 replies · 220+ views
    Yahoo! Newz ^ | Today | Michael Conlon
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adolescents who give cigarette smoking a try do so because they saw it in movies, a study said on Monday. The study, described as the first national look at the influence of movie smoking on youths, urged Hollywood to cut back on depictions of smoking or shots of cigarette brands. The industry also should consider adding a mention of smoking to movie rating data that now mention explicit sex, violence and profanity, it said. Researchers at Dartmouth Medical School asked 6,522 children aged 10 to 14 to identify films they had seen...
  • In George We Trust?

    10/10/2005 8:53:48 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 40 replies · 582+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 10th, 2005 | Rick Moran
    Watching the conservative coalition slowly unravel over the Miers nomination these past two weeks has been an extraordinarily painful experience. Despite all of the hard slogging work done by activists of various stripes over the past quarter century, the winning coalition that encompasses movement conservatives, main street Republicans, foreign policy hawks, and religious fundamentalists under one overarching banner is showing some wear and tear. Five long years of bitter partisan warfare, shocking tragedy, economic bust and boom, and a shooting war in Iraq, where the terrorists test our resolve to prevail every single day, produce a certain amount of stress....
  • Who Elected George Will?

    10/10/2005 8:50:14 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 48 replies · 1,161+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 10th, 2005 | James Lewis
    The conservative punditocracy is spittin' mad at the President for nominating Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court. I've never seen anything like it --- rioting pundits! Ranting constitutionalists! All the big names, it seems, are agin' Ms. Miers in a unified towering rage. We've learned to expect this sort of outburst from Ted Kennedy and Moveon.org, but not the level-headed thinkers of the Right. In fact, what's really going on may resemble the rantings of the Left. It has the same quality of narcissistic entitlement. We know that Ted Kennedy always felt entitled to be President, and is still enraged...
  • I, Heretic

    09/26/2005 10:50:22 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 72 replies · 1,554+ views
    Redstate.org ^ | Nick Danger
    I, Heretic By: Nick Danger · Section: Miscellania Here I am going to spout heresy. I am going to argue that the fiscal policies being followed by President George W. Bush represent a breakthrough in conservative — yes, conservative — thinking. They represent good policy; and even better strategy. I will suggest that President Bush understands money better than any President we have ever had. He understands it better than most economists. He understands it better than our illustrious pundits. President Bush understands money the way a financier understands money. He sees it as a force or a power that...
  • Need some Assistance (VANITY)

    09/06/2005 10:38:32 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 25 replies · 233+ views
    I am a High School history teacher, and today in class I spoke with my students about Katrina, and the fact that we have (and are going to have more) students from NO, and that anything we/they can do to help would be good. The Class then turned to a discussion about the "slow response" of the Fed in getting aid, and I don't want to come right out and tell them that they are "wrong" for fear of losing a learning opportunity. What should I tell them? I know that the Fed isn't responsible for the immediate plan, and...
  • Blanco vs. Barbour

    09/02/2005 6:14:12 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 40 replies · 1,168+ views
    I think it is curious that the state with the Dem for a governor is the state in chaos, while the state with a Repub gov. that was hit and hurt worse by Katrina is relatively calm. I heard about Barbour saying "You loot, we shoot," and that the police and NG have "shoot to kill" orders. Is this true? If so, Hooray for the 2nd amendment... Anyone have a link to a story?
  • Researchers Tested Drugs on Foster Kids

    05/04/2005 1:47:47 PM PDT · by jcb8199 · 26 replies · 467+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 5-4-05 | JOHN SOLOMON
    WASHINGTON - Government-funded researchers tested AIDS drugs on hundreds of foster children over the past two decades, often without providing them a basic protection afforded in federal law and required by some states, an Associated Press review has found. ADVERTISEMENT The research funded by the National Institutes of Health spanned the country. It was most widespread in the 1990s as foster care agencies sought treatments for their HIV-infected children that weren't yet available in the marketplace. The practice ensured that foster children — mostly poor or minority — received care from world-class researchers at government expense, slowing their rate of...
  • Clinton Decries Anti-Hillary Fundraiser

    04/12/2005 9:45:02 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 25 replies · 1,072+ views
    AP ^ | Today | KAREN MATTHEWS
    NEW YORK - Former President Clinton says it's "sad" that a Republican political consultant who married his male partner is raising funds to defeat Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. But an associate says there's nothing wrong with being gay and Republican. Clinton said Monday there might be "some sort of self-loathing" for Arthur Finkelstein, the longtime GOP operative who helped Gov. George Pataki unseat Democrat Mario Cuomo in 1994. Finkelstein told The New York Times last week that he had married his partner of 40 years in Massachusetts, saying he believes "visitation rights, health care benefits and other human relationship contracts...
  • AFFADAVIT by NEUROLOGIST who examined Terri

    03/24/2005 7:36:17 AM PST · by jcb8199 · 17 replies · 1,271+ views
    Here is the affadavit mentioned by some--very enlightening! Affadavit of William P. Cheshire
  • (VANITY) Some great counter-Protestor Signs

    03/21/2005 1:52:11 PM PST · by jcb8199 · 12 replies · 1,454+ views
    ZombieTime ^ | 1-17 | ?
    From the website ZombieTime
  • Needs a'Freepin...

    03/07/2005 2:53:08 PM PST · by jcb8199 · 23 replies · 437+ views
    This website touts how it "Welcomes Diversity," but lookie who they exlude: For health, safety and conservation concerns, Ocean Haven is unable to accommodate smokers...no pets...No Hummers, No RVs, No Bush Voters (due to his environmental destructive policies.) HAHAHAHA! Gotta love the Left's definition of "diversity": we believe in diversity as long as you act, think and feel exactly as we do.
  • Media's Role in BTK Case Scrutinized

    03/03/2005 9:48:00 AM PST · by jcb8199 · 4 replies · 268+ views
    LATimes ^ | Today | P.J. Huffstutter and Stephanie Simon
    WICHITA, Kan. — From the day the news broke of BTK's existence more than 30 years ago, the media have played a key role in the investigation. Journalists passed on communications from the serial killer to authorities, often honoring police requests to suppress information. They served as a mouthpiece for BTK. Now that a suspect has been charged, some of those journalists are examining the choices they made. "I have regrets for holding things back," said Hurst Laviana, a staff writer at the Wichita Eagle. His story about the anniversary of the killings has been credited with BTK resurfacing after...
  • Some in U.S. voting with their feet

    02/07/2005 6:17:56 AM PST · by jcb8199 · 52 replies · 1,114+ views
    IHT ^ | Today | Rick Lyman
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia Christopher Key knows exactly what he would be giving up if he left Bellingham, Washington. "It's the sort of place Norman Rockwell would paint, where everyone watches out for everyone else and we have block parties every year," said Key, a 56-year-old Vietnam War veteran and former magazine editor who lists Francis Scott Key, who wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner," among his ancestors. But leave it he intends to do, and as soon as he can. His house is on the market, and he is busily seeking work across the border in Canada. For him, the re-election of...
  • Preacher Dies During Sermon About Heaven

    01/11/2005 7:42:26 AM PST · by jcb8199 · 99 replies · 2,246+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Mon Jan 10,10:43 PM ET | AP
    A Presbyterian minister collapsed and died in mid-sentence of a sermon after saying "And when I go to heaven ...," his colleague said Monday. The Rev. Jack Arnold, 69, was nearing the end of his sermon Sunday at Covenant Presbyterian Church in this Orlando suburb when he grabbed the podium before falling to the floor, said the Rev. Michael S. Beates, associate pastor at Covenant Presbyterian. Before collapsing, Arnold quoted the 18th century Bible scholar, John Wesley, who said, "Until my work on this earth is done, I am immortal. But when my work for Christ is done ... I...
  • Help with Stories about our Heroes (VANITY)

    12/06/2004 9:34:21 AM PST · by jcb8199 · 16 replies · 423+ views
    I am a high school teacher, and given our kid's propensity to be swayed by idiot actors, performers, and sports figures, I decided to give them a weekly lesson in who heroes REALLY are - our fighting men and women. I've found a few good stories (those that aren't in MSM), and have seen others on Freep (and elswhere), but cannot find them. I've done multiple searches on Freep, but have been fruitless. I am not going to make it an entire class period lesson, just a few minutes at the beginning of class at the end of the week,...
  • VANITY - Dutch Imam telling followers to go to Iraq?

    11/18/2004 6:51:31 AM PST · by jcb8199 · 7 replies · 203+ views
    I need a link--did a Freep search multiple times, but can't find the article about a Dutch (I think) imam who called on his followers to go to Iraq to fight. Need any instance of this, as it kind of, oh, I dunno, PROVES that Iraq is central to the war on Terror--it's flushing out the guys who need a place to fight. Any help would be great!
  • Birth Rate for Young Teens Lowest Since 1946

    11/15/2004 2:47:48 PM PST · by jcb8199 · 24 replies · 1,141+ views
    Yahooz Newz ^ | Today | Paul Simao
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - The birth rate among adolescent and young teen girls in the United States fell sharply in the 1990s, hitting a 58-year-low in 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (news - web sites) reported on Monday. CDC researchers said the drop in births among girls aged 10 to 14 might be a sign that programs emphasizing abstinence and other forms of birth control were having an impact on this high-risk group. They noted that the downward trend in births occurred despite a rise in the number of girls in this age group. "A number of surveys...
  • VANITY - The "Mandate" and "the Issues."

    11/05/2004 12:06:34 PM PST · by jcb8199 · 2 replies · 175+ views
    Democrats are up in arms this week, trying to figure out how, after the largest effort in recent memory to defeat a political opponent, they could have failed so handily. Two items that keep getting discussed are the mandate they refuse to admit exists, and "the issues." The Mandate is obvious. As has been posted on Freep several times, Bush had at least 40% of the vote in all but 4 states. He won by 3.5 million votes, spread over 2.51 million square miles. Not only that, Republicans gained seats in Senate, bringing their majority to 55, and gained seats...
  • VANITY POLL -- Happy Bush won or that Libs lost

    11/03/2004 12:45:58 PM PST · by jcb8199 · 91 replies · 1,445+ views
    I know I probably shouldn't but I am curious--I feel kinda guilty about the fact that, while I am elated taht W won, I am ecstatic even more that the Left lost. How are you all feeling? A) Happy Bush won B) Happy the Left lost
  • Bush? Kerry? It Makes No Difference to Iraqis (Blech)

    10/20/2004 2:10:51 PM PDT · by jcb8199 · 5 replies · 201+ views
    Yahooooooooooooozzzzzzzz ^ | Oct 19 | Michael Georgy
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Some see U.S. presidential challenger Senator John Kerry (news - web sites) as an articulate war hero with credentials to lead a superpower, others are grateful President Bush (news - web sites) toppled Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). But even if Iraqis could vote in the U.S. presidential elections, few believe either man will save their country from daily carnage. "Bush should just retire. He has given me nothing but headaches. He removed Saddam and gave us many other big problems. America needs a new leader," said Abbas Muhammad. "Now Iraq (news - web sites) has...
  • I LOVE Democrats!

    10/19/2004 2:15:51 PM PDT · by jcb8199 · 15 replies · 648+ views
    Today | jcb8199
    I realize that this is a vanity, but looking over headlines, 124 REGISTRATIONS FAKED FOR CRACK'Mary Poppins' Registers to Vote in Ohio I can't help but smile at the naiveté, even stupidité, of the Left. The recent Demo Memo about countering voter fraud before it happens, their massive mobilization to "prevent" GWB from "stealing" the election "again," and so on. These actions will only serve to call attention to THEIR OWN MISDEEDS! In their snarling fury to take this election, they don't realize that by calling increased attention to the election and allegations of fraud, more attention will be paid,...
  • Edwards: Iraq War Created Terror Haven

    10/19/2004 11:06:25 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 42 replies · 529+ views
    AP via Yahooz ^ | Minutes ago | KATHARINE WEBSTER
    WINDHAM, N.H. - Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards on Tuesday accused President Bush of failing the United States and the world in Iraq citing unsecured nuclear weapons abroad and unprotected ports at home as further evidence of the president's "incompetence." "He's created something that didn't exist before the war in Iraq — he's created a haven for terrorists," Edwards said. Contending that Bush gave in to chemical industry lobbyists by not requiring greater security against terrorist attacks at the nation's chemical plants, Edwards said Bush has not secured "loose" nuclear weapons in other countries and has failed to protect...
  • Vanity of Vanities

    10/18/2004 12:11:31 PM PDT · by jcb8199 · 11 replies · 332+ views
    My wife made a great point last night (she being an apolitical person when first we met, who is now pulling 110% for GWB thanks to me...): It isn't us, the Decideds, who are going to decide this election. Right or Left, we KNOW who we are voting for, and have since September 2001. The depressing fact is that it is the apathetic, the Noncommittals, who are going to determine this election. And, like it or not, they are largely ignorant, else they wouldn't be Undecided. This is why this election is SO important--it is a battle of the Ideologies....
  • Canada deals blow to cheap US drug imports

    10/17/2004 10:40:42 PM PDT · by jcb8199 · 33 replies · 1,546+ views
    FT.com ^ | October 17 2004 | Bernard Simon
    More than 30 Canadian internet pharmacies have decided not to accept bulk orders of prescription drugs from US states and municipalities. The move delivers a potentially serious setback to US politicians most notably Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry campaigning to give Americans easier access to cheap drugs from Canada. Mr Kerry has argued that opening the US to Canadian imports could help lower the costs of prescription drugs for elderly Americans. Such reimportation has become one of the points of difference between him and President George W. Bush during the election campaign. But growing concern in Canada that growing exports...
  • DON'T FREEP POLLS

    10/13/2004 7:37:55 PM PDT · by jcb8199 · 29 replies · 769+ views
    Yahoo! poll already 70/30 Kerry. It will be PAINFULLY obvious that the DUmmies are flooding the polls.
  • FREEP CNN

    10/08/2004 7:47:07 PM PDT · by jcb8199 · 3 replies · 379+ views
    http://www.cnn.com/
  • KAPOW!!!!

    10/08/2004 7:08:07 PM PDT · by jcb8199 · 163 replies · 5,999+ views
    Just had to post. Anyone else here FIRED UP about GWB's performance? If this were a baseball game, he'd be BABE RUTH!!! I LOVE THIS PRESIDENT!!!!
  • THE Question for Kerry - MUST MAKE THE ROUNDS

    10/01/2004 6:29:21 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 3 replies · 225+ views
    1. You asked, in 1973, "How do you ask a man to be the last to die for a mistake?" The same question can be posed to you, Mr. Kerry. You have repeatedly called the war in Iraq a "mistake," and "the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time." So how, as Commander-in-Chief could you have ANY credibility with our troops, boost morale AT ALL, if you are asking them to fight and die for what their President has termed a "mistake"? 2. You say you will bring "allies to the table." What allies, specifically? France and...
  • FREEP THESE POLLS!

    09/30/2004 7:48:51 PM PDT · by jcb8199 · 22 replies · 2,839+ views
    DU is out in full force. FREEP time http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6123733 http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/elections/article.adp?id=20040930112609990001#polls HURRY!
  • VANITY - MUST SEE site for all, Old and New!

    09/23/2004 4:54:32 PM PDT · by jcb8199 · 99 replies · 1,960+ views
    http://www.trials-shack.co.uk/posting.html
  • VANITY - need help finding a website

    09/23/2004 8:01:47 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 11 replies · 320+ views
    Today | Me-o-my-o
    I realize this is probably in the wrong place, and is quite a waste, but I am looking for a gov't website I found a while back. It deals with $$$ and statistics, if I recall correctly, and was not an office of which I had heard before. Wasn't budget or expenditures, but was kind of a "hole-in-the-wall" office with a WEALTH of knowledge - statistics, graphs, etc. Any clues? Or is this a worthless post -- "I need to know the name of a gov't office--there are only 10,000 of 'em..."
  • What Blogs Have Wrought: How guys ... in pajamas humiliated the suits at CBS News

    09/20/2004 9:45:47 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 39 replies · 1,924+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/27/2004 | Jonathan V. Last
    IF YOU TRAWL the posting boards at FreeRepublic.com long enough, you'll go mad. Hundreds of voices are shouting, spitting, and clamoring for attention at any given moment. The night of Wednesday September 8 was no different. Following the 8 P.M. airing of CBS's 60 Minutes hit on President Bush's record in the Texas Air National Guard, Freepers were rattling their cages and pinging around the web in anger and disconsolation. On a thread begun in response to a New York Times article about the 60 Minutes story, "tomahawk" wrote, "The MSM [mainstream media] are whores for Kerry, whores for Democrats,...
  • VANITY - Need Documents for compilation

    09/17/2004 1:37:05 PM PDT · by jcb8199 · 2 replies · 49+ views
    Today | Me
    I am trying to put together a handbook of sorts, "Ammuntion: Dispelling Propaganda, Lies, and Myths," which I will put on my personal website, but am in need of some good articles/hardhitting lists that destroy the left. Something along the lines of: Gun Control Works: i.e. #6. The more helpless you are the safer you are from criminals; 12. the 2nd Amendment, ratified in 1787, refers to the National Guard, which was created 130 years later, in 1917. Left-Lib Etiquette: 7. Never take an economics course; 12. Always say "people of color" so everyone will know you care. Pollaganda Utopia:...
  • TV Writer Gives $100K to Texans for Truth

    09/10/2004 2:07:03 PM PDT · by jcb8199 · 16 replies · 454+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Fri Sep 10,10:44 AM ET | SHARON THEIMER
    WASHINGTON - A television writer and fund-raiser for John Kerry (news - web sites) is the first six-figure donor to a new group that is criticizing President Bush (news - web sites)'s National Guard service during the Vietnam War. Daniel O'Keefe, a writer/producer whose work includes such sitcoms as "The Drew Carey Show" and "Seinfeld," donated $100,000 this week to Texans for Truth, an Austin-based group that plans to run anti-Bush television ads starting Monday. O'Keefe said his donation was prompted by the ads of another group, Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, accusing Democratic presidential hopeful Kerry of exaggerating his...
  • QUESTION ABOUT KERRY (NEED INFO)

    09/03/2004 11:41:03 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 57 replies · 1,109+ views
    today | jcb8199
    I recall reading or hearing something about JF'nKerry trying to get out of service before he enlisted. Is this true? Any links? Further, did he also try enlisting in the National Guard before the Navy (the person from whom I heard this also said that, at the time, if you couldn't get in the NG, you tried to get in the Navy, as you would still only be in boats--accuracy?) Thanks!
  • Hilarious sKerry/Edwards Flash (VANITY)

    07/26/2004 8:45:13 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 4 replies · 997+ views
    Turn up the volume-- http://www.noedesign.com/dev/KerryEdwards/index.html
  • Where this "Negativity"? (VANITY)

    07/08/2004 11:56:16 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 10 replies · 484+ views
    Today | jcb8199
    "Bush Disses John Edwards In N.C." proclaims CBS. "Bush Criticizes Edwards' Political Skills" says the AP. "Bush quick to jab Edwards" hollers the Buffalo News. "Bush quick to attack Edwards" reports the Daily Review. "Campaigns get rough as Bush slams Edwards" declares the Denver Post. On what are these news sources basing their assertions? "Dick Cheney can be president," as President Bush said in a press conference yesterday. What was the Opposition's response?"We're sending Jack and Emma Claire down there to help those Republicans in West Palm Beach count those votes." ---Hahahah! Sending kids to help them count! How clever!...
  • IF THERE WAS ANY DOUBT THAT CANADIANS ARE STUPID (VANITY)

    06/26/2004 11:50:44 PM PDT · by jcb8199 · 10 replies · 380+ views
    Just thought that you Freepers might enjoy this--shows how irrelevant Canada is.