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  • Obama's Aug 20 ISIS statement (vanity)

    08/20/2014 10:24:02 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    I just finished listening to Obama's statement on the ISIS beheading of American journalist James Foley. Two things struck me. One, Obama evidently does not know what the first I in ISIS stands for. Because he didn't reference it even once. Two, Obama evidently believes that ISIS hates Muslims most of all. Obama mentioned the Muslim victims before he mentioned any Christian victims.
  • Mosul's Damn Dam

    08/13/2014 4:39:34 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/13/2014 | Guy Haselmann
    Last week, the barbaric Islamic State (IS) seized the vitally important Mosul dam, dramatically impacting tactical options against them and potentially changing the future of the Middle East. * snip * Since the dam was completed in the mid-1980’s it has required continuous (daily) maintenance, because it was built on top of gypsum, a soft mineral which dissolves when in contact with water. More than 50,000 tons of materials have been injected into the dam since 1986. The ‘sink hole’ type of cavities that constantly form have to be expeditiously plugged with “grout”, a liquefied mixture of cement and other...
  • Anne Frank was arrested 70 years ago: Aug 4, 1944

    08/04/2014 11:19:57 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    I suppose that in the greater scheme of things, this anniversary doesn't mean much. But I decided to post it anyway. Anne Frank is someone worth remembering.
  • Man Who Shot Eric Garner Chokehold Video Arrested

    08/03/2014 4:29:05 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 132 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 3, 2014 | Pervaiz Shallwani
    The man who shot the cellphone video showing a police officer using an apparent chokehold on a Staten Island man who later died, was arrested Saturday night on charges that he was carrying a stolen loaded handgun, a law-enforcement official said. Ramsey Orta, 22 years old, was charged by the New York Police Department with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction, police said.
  • Islamic State grabs Iraqi dam, oilfield in victory over Kurds

    08/03/2014 9:14:50 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Aug 3, 2014 | Ahmed Rasheed and Raheem Salman
    Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping through the region in June. Capture of the Mosul Dam after an offensive of barely 24 hours could give the Sunni militants the ability to flood major Iraqi cities or withhold water from farms, sharply raising the stakes in their bid to topple Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shi'ite-led government.
  • Japanese Inflation Holds Near 23 Year Highs As Food, Energy, & TV Costs Soar

    07/24/2014 4:59:38 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/24/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Japanese CPI printed 3.6% in June, modestly down from May's 3.7% YoY, but hotter than the expected 3.5% YoY analysts predicted. If you don't eat food or use energy then inflation merely bit 2.3% of your income this year but if you did then you may have noticed that energy costs are 9.1% higher YoY, TVs +8.0%, and Food +4.1%
  • Contributing to Free Republic (vanity)

    07/13/2014 8:33:32 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 56 replies
    July 13, 2914 | me
    In the past, I have hesitated about contributing to Free Republic. Utility bills are coming due, and my house needs a new roof. But then I think about what I'd be willing to pay if this were a pay site. And then I think about all the good Free Republic does. I'll be sending out a money order, and soon. Just something I had to say.
  • Some questions about the Hamas rockets (vanity)

    07/12/2014 3:58:10 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    Vanity | July 12, 2014 | me
    I was watching a segment on Fox about the current Hamas rocket attack on Israel. Evidently, hundreds of rockets have been launched in the past few days. Three questions occured to me. One, where did all these rockets come from (who manufactured them)? Two, who paid for these rockets? Three, how did these rockets get into Gaza? Were they smuggled in from Egypt?
  • Obama nominated for an Emmy -- yes, really

    07/12/2014 10:17:09 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies ^ | July 10, 2014 | author not listed
    President Obama and are in the running for an Emmy this awards season. Obama’s satirical interview with comedian Zach Galifianakis on the web series “Between Two Ferns” was nominated Thursday for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment category.
  • Black Americans: The True Casualties of Amnesty

    07/10/2014 11:29:03 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 9, 2014 | A. J. Delgado
    One of the sleeper issues surrounding the debate on amnesty for illegal immigrants – an inconvenient one that no proponent of a widespread amnesty wishes to acknowledge – is the devastating effect so-called immigration reform will have on African Americans. The black unemployment rate is almost 11 percent, far higher than that of any other group profiled by labor statistics. African Americans are disproportionately employed in lower-skilled jobs – the very same jobs immigrants take.
  • Perspective (vanity humor)

    06/28/2014 6:30:32 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 28 replies
    from an email
    You may have heard on the news about a Southern California man who was put under 72-hour psychiatric observation when it was found he owned 100 guns and allegedly had 100,000 rounds of ammunition stored in his home. The house also featured a secret escape tunnel.
  • Chris Matthews Really Dislikes the Bowe Bergdahl Deal

    06/10/2014 11:40:42 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 5, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
    This video is a short compilation, numerous clips of MSNBC's Chris Matthews denouncing the Bergdahl prisoner swap. Quite amazing. It sounds like Matthews is reading from a script written by Sean Hannity. This video should be required viewing by lefties who thinks any criticism of the swap is a conservative plot.
  • Stawberries Question (vanity)

    06/09/2014 10:23:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 37 replies
    As a rookie gardener, I planted some strawberry bushes two years ago. I did not get any fruit that year, but I was told that was normal. Last year I got fruit, but the strawberries were all no bigger than a thumbnail. What went wrong? Any advice would be appreciated.
  • Conservatives are criticizing the Bergdahl prisoner swap for the wrong reason.

    06/05/2014 10:56:25 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    Regarding the Bergdahl prisoner swap, most conservatives are criticizing Obama's deal because Bergdahl might have been a deserter, or even a traitor. That might be true, but it's the wrong way to go. The swap is bad mainly because of the price that the USA paid. Suppose it were 1942 and the Germans had captured an American sailor who had fallen (or jumped) overboard. Would FDR had swapped that sailor for, say, five crack U-Boat commanders? No way. But that's just what Obama did.
  • Where were all the flags? (vanity)

    05/27/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 80 replies
    I live in a blue-collar suburban neighborhood. Many residents are 50+. I'd guess you'd call them JFK democrats. No hippies here, and a gun club within 10 miles of my house. Anyway, I took a long drive yesterday (Memorial Day), and only about one house in 20 had an American flag out front. I just don't understand it.
  • Cyclist Arrested For Videotaping Cop During Red Light Stop

    05/03/2014 7:10:46 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 56 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | May 2, 2014 | Ben Yakas
    Photographing and videotaping anything in public view—including federal buildings and the police—is legal in NYC as long as the documentation does not impede any law enforcement activity. Nevertheless, plenty of people—including journalists—continue to be arrested and harassed by camera-shy NYPD officers. - snip - While in the back of the car, Paybarah (the arrestee) says he asked the officers why he was arrested for taking video. One officer responded memorably: I was told by another officer while in the car that recording a police officer was illegal because people are using iPhones as guns and shooting cops through the camera...
  • Sober driver arrested for OWI when deputy crashes into her car

    05/02/2014 10:26:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies ^ | May 2, 2014 | Stephen Davis and Bryan Polcyn
    A Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy rolls through a stop sign and causes a violent crash. So why was the victim placed under arrest? A FOX6 Investigation finds that a deputy’s changing story may have changed one woman’s life forever. Tanya Weyker was hurt so badly, she couldn’t blow into a breath-testing device or perform field sobriety tests. But a Sheriff’s deputy arrested her for drunk driving anyway. And the County hung those charges over her head for nearly a year, even long after blood tests proved she was perfectly sober.
  • Ralph Nader's America: Impeach Obama, decriminalize drugs, libertarians & progressives unite!

    04/29/2014 9:57:54 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 29, 2014 | Jeff Zeleny
    What if Washington politics were no longer defined by partisan gridlock but instead by a cross-party alliance that forged solutions? The alliance would be unstoppable. - snip - Ralph Nader contends that such a left-right alliance is not just the stuff of imagination but is actually emerging.
  • Amsterdam fined, taxed Holocaust survivors in hiding

    04/21/2014 8:51:19 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 2, 2013 | author not given
    The City of Amsterdam fined hundreds of Jewish Holocaust survivors for failing to pay taxes while they were in hiding or in concentration camps. (snip) The city went after survivors as late as 1947, the report said. (snip) The documents about this taxation were discovered by Charlotte van den Berg, a 23-year-old university student.
  • Peoria, Illinois Mayor Orders Police Raid Over Parody Twitter Account

    04/19/2014 7:59:07 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 28 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 04/18/2014 | not given
    Police searched a West Bluff house Tuesday and seized phones and computers in an effort to unmask the author of a parody Twitter account that purported to be Mayor Jim Ardis. The account — known as @Peoriamayor on the popular social media service that limits entries to 140 characters — already had been suspended for several weeks when up to seven plainclothes police officers executed a search warrant about 5:20 p.m. at 1220 N. University St. Three people at the home were taken to the Peoria Police Department for questioning. Two other residents were picked up at their places of...
  • Student killed in bus crash died saving others from the smoke and flames

    04/16/2014 12:07:40 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Mike Krumboltz
    Ismael Jimenez, a teenager who was killed in last week's bus crash in California, died a hero. The 18-year-old high school student perished while helping save fellow passengers after a FedEx truck crashed into the bus they were riding on a highway near Orland, Calif., according to officials from Jimenez's high school.
  • US Navy 'Game-Changer': Converting Seawater into Fuel

    04/07/2014 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 32 replies
    Industry Week ^ | Apr 7, 2014 | Agence France-Presse
    The U.S. Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel.
  • Real satisfaction: Rolling Stones choose Israel over BDS boycott

    04/01/2014 7:56:05 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies ^ | April 01, 2014 | Zev Chafets
    In late March, Israeli concert promoter Shuki Weiss gathered the local media for an announcement of historical importance: The Rolling Stones are coming to town in early June for a huge outdoor show. Weiss said that bringing the group to Israel for the first time was the fulfillment of a decades-long dream. “These days, when we hear calls for boycotts from around the world, it can’t be taken for granted that a band of this magnitude will come to Israel,” he added.
  • Computer help, please (vanity)

    03/24/2014 3:56:30 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    So I'm downloading a Microsoft security update (at and I get a message: Do you want to update to IE8? Why not, I says to myself, so I check the box. Well, something went wrong. My Favorites, Tools, etc. line has disappeared. And right-click no longer works when I'm online. Any help would be appreciated.
  • Are there any good dental discount plans? (vanity)

    03/17/2014 4:20:13 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 53 replies
    Can anyone recommend a good dental discount plan? And are there any plans out there that should be avoided?
  • Obama Supporter Interviews Her 2008 Self

    02/28/2014 5:42:05 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | HouseofSunny
    This is a very effective and very entertaining anti-Obama video.
  • Funniest Amazon Product Reviews

    02/17/2014 4:30:26 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 38 replies ^ | amazon customer
    For something on the lighter side, here's a list that someone made of the funniest Amazon product reviews. They range from witty to side-splitting hilarious. In particular, check out the reviews for the "Badonkadonk", which is evidently some sort of privately made tank.
  • US Army rocked by Iraq war recruitment fraud scheme

    02/05/2014 11:50:20 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4 February 4, 2014 | unnown author
    More than 1,200 people are under investigation for a US military recruitment fraud during the Iraq war, officials say. Two generals and dozens of colonels are implicated in the alleged scheme, in which referral fees were illegally collected for recruiting soldiers.
  • Mitt Romney Is the 2016 Republican Front-Runner

    01/31/2014 7:59:27 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 63 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 30, 2014 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Mitt Romney leads the Republican field among New Hampshire primary voters for 2016. Yes, you read that right.
  • Laura Ingraham defends Phil Robertson (vanity)

    12/20/2013 6:45:46 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    Laura Ingraham was on O'Reilly's show last night, and she defended Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson 100%. No maybes, just a solid defense. Very refreshing. Way to go Laura! O'Reilly as usual waffled all over the place.
  • Police shoot dog in St. Clair Shores after complaints about excessive barking

    12/09/2013 2:50:44 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 54 replies (an ABC news affiliate) ^ | 12/05/2013 | Kim Russell
    SAINT CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (WXYZ) - "Friendly, loveable, playful,” said Brittany Preston as she described her dog Lexie. “She was just my puppy." Preston says she left her dog with her Grandpa at his home in Saint Clair Shores, went to work overnight, came home, and the dog was dead. She says Grandpa has mild dementia and forgot he let the dog out. The dog started barking. Between the hours of 3:00 and 7:00 a.m. several neighbors sick of the noise called police.
  • Reid Floor Speech on Use of Filibuster

    11/21/2013 1:34:35 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    The United States Senate Democrats ^ | May 18, 2005 | Harry Reid
    The filibuster is far from a “procedural gimmick.” It is part of the fabric of this institution. It was well known in colonial legislatures, and it is an integral part of our country’s 217 years of history. (snip) And it is very much in keeping with the spirit of the government established by the Framers of our Constitution: Limited Government…Separation of Powers…Checks and Balances.
  • Obama donor’s firm hired to fix Web mess it created

    11/02/2013 1:17:54 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 1, 2013 | S.A. Miller
    A tech firm linked to a campaign-donor crony of President Obama not only got the job to help build the federal health-insurance Web site — but also is getting paid to fix it.
  • Hillary Clinton’s Lucrative Goldman Sachs Speaking Gigs

    10/31/2013 7:45:51 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 30, 2013 | Alec Torres
    Hillary Clinton spoke at two separate Goldman Sachs events on the evenings of Thursday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 29. As both Politico and the New York Times report, Clinton’s fee is about $200,000 per speech, meaning she likely netted around $400,000 for her paid gigs at Goldman over the course of six days.
  • The Simpsons - Voices

    09/29/2013 3:08:33 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 13 replies
    Something on the light side for a Sunday afternoon. Here are the people behind the voices of TV's The Simpsons.
  • A US attack on Syria will Prolong the War

    09/05/2013 8:05:59 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 10 replies ^ | 09/04/2013 | Juan Cole
    Euphoria at the prospect of US military intervention on the rebel side is incompatible with the kind of “pacted” transition political scientists favor. The rebels will have every incentive to hold out for ever more forceful outside Syria intervention in the coming years. By striking Syria, Obama has all but guaranteed that a negotiated solution becomes impossible for years to come. In the absence of serious negotiations, the civil war will continue and likely get worse.
  • John Bolton is a POS (vanity, obviously)

    08/30/2013 7:51:28 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 97 replies
    Greta was in for O'Reilly tonight. One of her guests was John Bolton. Greta asked Bolton if Obama had the authority to strike Syria without Congressional approval. Bolton didn't hesitate for a second. He said Obama absolutely has that authority.
  • Woman Time Travels Into Iconic Scenes

    04/24/2013 9:44:38 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies ^ | Elise Sole
    Inspired by a Charlie Chaplin film, Flora Borsi created a series called "Time Travel Project" in which the Budapest native subtly inserted her image into photographs of Old Hollywood icons.
  • Anheuser-Busch Heir Quits the NRA in Protest

    04/19/2013 12:44:04 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 156 replies ^ | 4/19/2013 | Frederick E. Allen
    Adolphus Busch IV, the great-grandson of the founder of Anheuser-Busch, maker of Budweiser Budweiser beer, yesterday quit the National Rifle Association in outrage at its role in blocking legislation that would have expanded background checks for gun buyers in America.
  • Mr. President, you won the election, not them!

    Presented as a curiosity. Don't bother reading the article. It just calls for Obama to stand up to the GOP. But many Comments were interesting. I was rather surprised by some of the hatred (and I mean hatred) expressed for Obama there.
  • Fort Hood Hero Says Obama 'Betrayed' Her, Other Victims

    02/13/2013 2:31:07 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
    Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of. "Betrayed is a good word," former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview broadcast on "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline." "Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of," she said. "In fact they've been neglected." There was no...
  • Brown: Ronald Reagan's Timeless Christmas Gift

    12/27/2012 5:36:59 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 8 replies
    Western Journalism article copied onto GOP ^ | December 18, 2012 | By Floyd and Marybeth Brown
    Obama spent his Christmas vacationing in Hawaii. Consider this, from "Although President Reagan could have spent his White House Christmases with family at his beloved ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., he instead stayed in Washington, D.C. This way, his sacrifice allowed Secret Service agents and other aides to spend Christmas at home with their families. He was a thoughtful person." Lest some lib think that is making this up, from (like Clinton) "President Reagan also remained in Washington over Christmas — reportedly so members of the Secret Service could be near their families" Notice Time's use of...
  • Vanity: Looking for good TV/Cable TV dramas. Any suggestions?

    11/12/2012 3:14:13 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 122 replies
    A couple of weeks ago I was aimlessly changing channels when I came across CBS's "Vegas", a drama about the mob in Las Vegas in the early 1960's. It's a fantastic show, with a strong sense of right and wrong, and I didn't even know that the show existed. So evidently not all of TV is either mindless reality or bland comedy. Any suggestions for other good TV dramas?
  • Debate Moderator Bias

    10/18/2012 8:49:30 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 34 replies
    There have been quite a few comments here at Free Republic regarding moderator bias during the two Presidential debates, and also during the Vice-Presidential debate. Many FR posters have been taking pot-shots at the MSM and the debate moderators. In my humble (and often misguided) opinion, we are shooting at the wrong target. The real target here should be Romney, and his advisors. They agreed to all of this. What else did they - and we - expect? After all, if you pick up a scorpion, you can expect to get stung.
  • Boy wins trip to Disney, gives it to fallen soldier’s family

    05/31/2012 7:32:20 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    A 9-year-old Massachusetts boy who earned an all-expenses-paid Disney World vacation through an innovative Facebook experiment gave the trip away to the family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.
  • Bill O'Reilly tries to make a bad situation worse.

    03/24/2012 7:42:00 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 18 replies · 2+ views
    <p>Dispatcher: Okay. Which entrance is that that he's heading towards?</p> <p>Zimmerman: The back entrance...f*cking [unintelligible]...</p> <p>Perhaps with the aid of a computer program, some official will figure out what the "unintelligible" was. But I didn't hear any racial slur. And neither did O'Reilly. Because on O'Reilly's screen was "unintelligible", not a slur.</p>
  • Karl Rove finds the non-Romney candidates unacceptable

    10/28/2011 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 66 replies
    Rove is very much in a “do I have to do everything myself” mode these days, which is why he’s also running the GOP’s congressional campaign as an independently funded venture. Here he is practically acting as a Romney surrogate on Fox and attacking Herman Cain, because actual Romney surrogates seem unable to.
  • Terrified Diners Recount How Armed Gang Stormed London Restaurant

    08/09/2011 8:39:02 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 76 replies
    Terrified diners in London told Tuesday how rioters brandishing baseball bats smashed their way into a top restaurant and forced them to hand over wedding rings, cell phones and wallets. Staff at two-Michelin-starred The Ledbury, in the affluent west London suburb of Notting Hill, were forced to confront the gang of intruders with rolling pins and kitchen utensils Monday evening in a desperate bid to protect customers. Read more:
  • Police Reportedly ID Suspect in N.Y. Pharmacy Shooting Massacre

    06/20/2011 2:01:26 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 6 replies
    Police have identified the man they say shot and killed four people inside a New York pharmacy over the weekend, the New York Post reports.
  • Spies hack al-Qaida's Inspire magazine

    06/03/2011 8:56:57 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Better examine your next cupcake: British intelligence agents hack al-Qaida's Inspire magazine and replace bombmaking instructions with cupcake recipe.