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  • Some Chevy Dealers Pull Plug on Volt – 2012 Sales Well Below Goals

    01/08/2013 8:14:09 AM PST · 31 of 31
    NetLiberty to willk

    Thanks for your support! I agree with you that wanting to free ourselves of dependence on foreign oil should be something that we conservatives should be practicing and not only preaching. I wish more conservatives would try to take a closer look at the Volt without throwing politics over it, and glad I’m not the only one here with an open mind on this.

  • Some Chevy Dealers Pull Plug on Volt – 2012 Sales Well Below Goals

    01/07/2013 2:52:53 PM PST · 24 of 31
    NetLiberty to jazusamo
    Let me be the first FR member to tell you something shocking--this week I'm taking delivery of a 2013 Volt.

    I've been a member here since '98 and take a backseat to no one on conservative issues, so why am I going against the overwhelmingly negative response from my fellow conservatives and buying this car?

    First, the Volt is an amazing piece of engineering. It's the first true practical electric vehicle designed for the way most people drive. The clincher for me was the fact that its all-electric range of 40 miles is adequate for most of my daily driving needs. I can charge up every night and then I'm good to go all day in all electric mode. In doing my early research, I found that 80% of drivers in the U.S. have a commute of 40 miles or less, so that's a big market for this car. This means that, theoretically, you'd never have to buy gas for most daily driving.

    Second, the performance of the Volt is outstanding. Electric drive generates tremendous torque off the line, which makes this a very fast and sporty car to drive. No, it's not a Corvette, but 0-60 is a respectable 8.5 seconds, about the same as most gas-powered sedans, and good enough for me. I also really like the fact that it's quiet too--perfectly silent at idle, and extremely quiet overall due to electric drive and optimized aerodynamics which virtually eliminates wind noise at higher speeds.

    Third, I think we as conservatives have been grossly unfair to this car, and to GM. I take a backseat to no one in my negative response to the way Obama stiffed bondholders and gave preferential treatment to the UAW in the GM bankruptcy, but the fact is that whoever was president was not going to let GM and one million auto industry jobs go down the drain. Hopefully after decades of mismanagement GM will turn itself around, and after driving imports for 30 years I'm giving them another chance because of my interest in this car and its technology.

    Fourth, the Volt development program, including the $7500 tax credit, was started during the Bush administration, so the implication that this was some kind of Obamamobile is false.

    I'm looking forward to a long and happy experience with this car and think the technology behind it holds great promise for the future. I think that many people, including those here on FR, after doing extensive research on the Volt, would reach the same conclusion I reached.

    Flame suit on, so let the fun begin ;)

  • Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital

    08/30/2012 8:22:05 AM PDT · 15 of 31
    NetLiberty to 1rudeboy
    I posted this article because in this article Taibbi covers the federal tax breaks that made the Bain Capital hedge fund deals possible. Without this form of "government aid" making debt interest tax deductible for companies like Bain, most of these deals wouldn't have worked. That's something I didn't know before.

    Anyone who's actually been in business knows about guys like Romney. They're the priviledged financial guys who take over a company, push a bunch of people out of their jobs to cover the debt they load the company up with, and then install some clueless MBAs who don't understand the business they're in. The company collapses but the hedge fund operators like Romney always seem to make out just fine.

    And before anyone else accuses me of being a democrat troll, check my profile--here since 1998 and participated in the original FR March for Justice for the Clinton impeachment. I take a backseat to no one on my conservative cred, but I think it's important to know who is being put up in front of us to vote for in November.

  • Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital

    08/30/2012 7:52:57 AM PDT · 1 of 31
    A very enlightening article on Romney's sorry past as an asset stripper at Bain Capital
  • Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex

    08/06/2012 3:09:45 PM PDT · 4 of 15
    NetLiberty to NYer

    The key is not to let this imagery invade and corrupt your spirit, and the way to do this is to see these images objectively for what they are—pictures which are designed to appeal to our base instincts and make us weak. After awhile, you begin to see how this imagery is being used on (or against) us, and the net response, instead of the intended result, is both one of amused derision against the media perpetrating these acts, or even pity on the women who allow themselves to be exploited.

  • Rubio Praises U.N., World Bank, IMF for Not Asserting ‘Narrow American Interests’

    04/26/2012 12:08:45 PM PDT · 5 of 29
    NetLiberty to IbJensen
    Alex Jones was talking just yesterday about how Rubio was being positioned to be Romney's VP pick pending Bilderberg "approval;" this speech seems like a perfect clockwork move for him to gain the globalist chops he needs to pass the CFR's foreign policy test.

    Wonder how all those Tea Party conservatives in Florida feel about their guy now?

    At least we all get some advance warning before any of us decides to vote for Romney if/just because Rubio ends up on the ticket.

  • Former Prosecutor William Black on Wall Street Housing Fraud at Occupy LA

    11/24/2011 5:58:47 AM PST · 1 of 20
  • Online Furor After Police Pepper-Spray Demonstrators at UC Davis

    11/19/2011 2:52:53 PM PST · 1 of 208
    Don't know about all of you, but this is excessive and unnecessary police brutality.

    Don't care who the protestors are--I take a back seat to no one here on conservative principles.

    We have reached a new low in the relationship between peaceful protest and the state when police feel they can spray peaceful protestors like insects.

    Again, I don't give a crap about some of their views, but this is just plain wrong.

  • JFK to MLK to Terri Schiavo (History Lessons?)

    03/31/2011 6:08:54 AM PDT · 8 of 10
    NetLiberty to Nextrush
    Thank you for your post, and for reminding us of this sad and tragic anniversary date.

    At the time, I echoed your sentiments about the timidity of those in power to take direct action.

    Here's a piece I wrote in March, 2005 when this controversy was in full swing:

    Governor Bush: The Terri Schiavo Case is Your “Birmingam Jail” Moment

    Governor Bush: The Terri Schiavo Case is Your “Birmingham Jail” Moment

  • How Can America Create Wealth If Our Industrial Base Is Destroyed?

    03/27/2011 11:24:44 AM PDT · 10 of 85
    NetLiberty to Uncle Miltie
    We can make stuff: Intellectual stuff.

    I used to think this way, but as a country we also don't have a monopoly on design and creativity. China, India and other growing nations are also getting into the design and intellectual property game, and the winners will be those countries who have both design capabilities and an integrated design and manufacturing base, preferably within the same company. Not enough to just design something and throw it over to China--the most agile players of the future are designers who are also close to the manufacturing process. Outsourcing has hidden costs, and designers who are close to their manufacturing processes have substantially increased efficiencies.

    Couple of good links for on this topic for background reading:,0,442445.column

  • Advice/suggestions wanted re treatments for migrane headaches

    01/26/2011 2:27:55 PM PST · 49 of 80
    NetLiberty to ken5050

    I can speak from personal experience that many foods can be headache “triggers.” This book, written by a neurologist, focuses on self-help dietary changes that can help avoid headaches, and has benefited our family greatly:

    Heal Your Headache:

  • So what water filters are best (VANITY - attention preppers)

    11/10/2010 9:14:07 AM PST · 50 of 53
    NetLiberty to ModelBreaker
    If you ran it full out 8 hours a day producing clean water, what is a “long time?”

    Before we switched over to distilling our own water, we used it every day for about 8 years. When we put it in storage, the filters were/are still quite usable and ready for backup filtration when needed (for example, in a power failure). I think the filters themselves are rated to last for many thousands of gallons.

  • So what water filters are best (VANITY - attention preppers)

    11/10/2010 5:03:25 AM PST · 6 of 53
    NetLiberty to surroundedbyblue

    We have used a British Berkefeld (also known as “Berkey”) filter for many years. These use four ceramic filter elements which last a long time and work very well. Our unit has a 2-gallon capacity. What sold us on the Berkey is the fact that these filters have been used by many years by aid organizations for water filtering in third-world countries—a proven design that is effective, practical and reliable.

  • Military Suicides And American Indifference

    10/01/2010 11:16:43 AM PDT · 8 of 8
    NetLiberty to SolitarySaint

    Might the fact that anti-depressants are being handed out to our troops like candy be playing a role in these increased suicides? Ya think? Side effects of antidepressants and their overprescription is one of the biggest cover-ups of our time.

  • Bride in coma, 27, dies after surviving 8 weeks

    09/25/2010 7:35:55 AM PDT · 41 of 50
    NetLiberty to EternalVigilance
    Well, first of all, you have no idea what I’ve experienced.

    Don't talk to me in generalities. Have you ever had a family member die of a malignant brain tumor, like a fast-growing glioblastoma?

    If you have, like I have, then you'd know this in itself is a death sentence. It can be a miserable, horrible way for someone to die. In situations like these, the loving thing to do is to let the disease take its course, and with malignant brain tumors the only fortunate side of this is that death does come quickly.

    If it weren't so blatantly stupid on its face, equating a personal and family decision in a circumstance like this to murder would be about the most offensive thing you could say to anyone who experienced a situation such as this one. You can reply if you like, but I'm not going to bother responding to you.

  • Bride in coma, 27, dies after surviving 8 weeks

    09/25/2010 6:22:50 AM PDT · 39 of 50
    NetLiberty to EternalVigilance
    She didn’t die of a brain tumor. She was dehydrated and starved to death.

    If you had ever experienced a situation like the one experienced by this poor young woman and her family, you would know what you're talking about. You repeat your assertion, only proving that you are an ignorant fool.

  • Bride in coma, 27, dies after surviving 8 weeks

    09/25/2010 5:55:51 AM PDT · 36 of 50
    NetLiberty to EternalVigilance
    The proper headline:

    Trisha Rushing Duguay starved and dehydrated to death

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution rhapsodizes about it

    If you ever had a family who died of a brain tumor, you would never have posted this ignorant, hurtful comment.

  • Liberal-leaning unorthodox views of God - the pseudo neo dogma, part 1

    09/20/2010 6:41:57 AM PDT · 2 of 6
    NetLiberty to MarianoApologeticus
    From the article:

    To Rutledge, God is a process of mysterious cosmic creativity that makes for greater love and justice. He thinks of God as a force working within human beings and nature, and he sees his role as trying to imitate that divine character whose greatest exemplar is Jesus.

    Slap the term "liberal-leaning" on anything and you can discredit anything on this forum, but I can't disagree with his general premise, unless you tell me he's pro-choice or for gay marriage.

  • O'Donnell's win: Has it made Palin the 2012 nominee?

    09/18/2010 6:54:01 AM PDT · 25 of 33
    NetLiberty to 2ndDivisionVet
    Hate to introduce a dose of reality to the 24/7 Palin love-fest that Free Republic has become, but Sarah Palin is a sure loser in 2012.

    First, beyond this hothouse of Palin-bots, she has far too many negatives, both real (such as her lack of intellectual depth and experience, and her pandering to conservatives), and illusory (the mainstream media is 100% against her, whether their vitriol is fair or unfair does not matter--they are a powerful influence).

    In the long run she will either be seen as a major, non-running party power broker for candidates who are electable--maybe someone like Sen. Jim DeMint or a total newcomer who appears on the scene--or an influential force in conservative politics like Phyllis Schafly. In fact, Palin would do well if she could become half as thoughtful or effective as Phyllis Schafly.

    Nominating Palin in 2012 would be a sure-fire recipe for assuring a second term for Obama, notwithstanding his deeply troubled presidency. Obama is a wreck of a president, but from 2010 to 2012 he will flip back to "campaign mode," where he is brilliant. With the help of a syncopantic media, some luck, and running against a polarizing, not-up-to-it candidate like Palin, he can pull off a second term as well.

  • Obama, Presidential Greatness and the War Temptation

    09/15/2010 6:27:53 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    NetLiberty to Kaslin
    I disagree with the comments here. I think an "October Surprise" military attack, most likely against Iran, is the ONLY thing that would reverse Obama's slide toward loss of control of the Congress in November, and such an event would instantly reverse his declining support among voters.

    If there is one thing you can be sure of, Americans rally around their president in times of war, or when America is under attack. A perfect case in point was Clinton's comeback in 1995 as a result of the Oklahoma City bombing. The average mainstream American (not those of us here on FR) would rally around their president, even one as unpopular as this one. Our mainstream, left-controlled media would fall in line as well. This support would likely extend to Democrats and would have a good chance of tipping the balance in many close elections for the House and Senate.

    At this point in time, an attack on Iran, or a major terrorist attack here at home are the only two events which would reverse what is looking like a major turnover in the House and Senate.

  • Three Signs of a Failed President

    09/14/2010 5:55:39 AM PDT · 37 of 54
    NetLiberty to tongue-tied

    No, I'm not kidding. I think the photo on this thread is racist, because it links Obama to a racist stereotype which in no way is appropriate.

    Look, imagery is important--if we are to pull together as a nation, defeat this Administration's agenda, and overcome our problems it will take all of us to do so. Reverting to racist stereotypes as part of making our case against Obama is not a strategy to attract more people to our side.

    There is so much for us to be critical about to be against Obama that we don't have to stoop to linking him to ghetto culture or black stereotypes. It's offensive and lowers the bar to using to even more offensive racist imagery.

  • Three Signs of a Failed President

    09/14/2010 5:24:48 AM PDT · 21 of 54
    NetLiberty to BobP
    BobP: I take a backseat to no one here on FR in my negativity toward Obama, but I think this photo of Obama with the Colt 45 can is out of line.

    What is it you're trying to say with this picture? That Obama is some kind of gang-banger or cheap ghetto punk? That he has a drinking problem?

    There is so much for all of us to be critical about Obama that a comparison to low-class black behavior has never been appropriate to tag him with. I have to say your photo of him with a 40-ounce is racist, and speaking for myself I find it objectionable.

  • Theology: Stephen Hawking & More Tiresome Atheism

    09/05/2010 7:06:58 AM PDT · 28 of 28
    NetLiberty to markomalley

    The fact that Stephen Hawking could overcome his tremendous physical handicaps to make his contributions to science to me shows the work of a higher power. It’s funny and ironic that Hawking doesn’t even realize the forces at play in his own life, but maybe God is amused by his comments.

  • Was it a Church Picnic or a Freedom Rally?

    09/01/2010 6:31:09 AM PDT · 29 of 29
    NetLiberty to upstanding
    I agree with you. It seems to me that Glenn Beck has attempted to co-opt the Tea Party Movement in his quest to become some kind of major evangelical figure.

    This from a guy who only a few years back was making home videos describing his agony from botched hemmorhoid surgery. Give me a break.

    It should be obvious and unstated that good moral character and submission to God are the basis for any sound political, economic, and social change. This should be accepted and unstated; none of us need to wear it on our sleeves.

    I really do have a problem with a johnny-come-lately like Glenn Beck standing up there and telling me how God told him to do this and that. I've seen too many evangelical figures who profess their personal two-way dialogue with God, only to demonstrate eventually how truly fallible they are.

    I also agree with you that the true strength of the Tea Party had everything to do with its focus on tangible economic and freedom issues, and we now seem to be losing this focus after this rally.

  • Cramer: 'Mass Panic' in Markets Tomorrow After 'Shocker' GDP Released

    08/26/2010 3:22:58 PM PDT · 30 of 34
    NetLiberty to RedStateRocker
    I'm with you. We all know things are bad in this economy, and I have a feeling they will get worse. As conservatives we need to walk a fine line between realism and the "let it all come down" attitude I think's behind too much of the sentiment I'm seeing here on FR.

    I love this country but I hate seeing what's happening in our economy, but I'd never wish or hope for a crash or other bad economic event just so "our" people can win in November.

    This is going to be a long road back and it's not clear that even with Republicans, Tea Party candidates or any other more rational political leadership we're going to pull out of this situation easily.

  • Fairs help job-seekers with security clearances connect with intelligence firms

    08/25/2010 10:02:37 AM PDT · 13 of 15
    NetLiberty to Poundstone

    Ironic isn’t it that the focus seems to be on whether or not someone has a TS clearance, and not on whether or not they are competent, skilled, or knowledgeable at their work. Guess that’s why they work for the Gov’t after all, isn’t it? ;)

  • What do you guys do for extra income? (Vanity)

    07/21/2010 2:25:35 PM PDT · 95 of 100
    NetLiberty to Lusis
    Here is a great article written by Wally Kunkel, who used to run a woodworking school in NJ (see original link) He wrote this many years ago in previous hard times, and it's an inspiration to me:

    ~ Timeless Advice ~

    A Pep Talk from Mr. Sawdust

    We will allow no one to come into our school and start a discussion of “how bad things are”—and how they will have to get a lot worse before they get better.” We don’t wear blinders. We’re realists. But this kind of negative talk is wasteful of both energy and time.

    THERE IS AN INNATE VIBRANCE IN THIS COUNTRY that will prevail through all our times of weak leadership, economic confusion, gutless politicians. Recession or depression, there is a pioneer strength in this country that is very much alive. Whatever comes is momentary -- even though the “moment” is a year or two -- and those, especially those who can work in a craftsman-like manner with their hands, will not only endure -- but will be the first to surface in the good times -- like a crocus in the spring.


    They are your answer to almost every mental and medical problem you’ll ever have. Your fingertips are like electrical outlets -- draining off the mental exasperations you encounter during the day. The product of well-trained hands builds personal satisfaction, a pride, and provides an immediate therapeutic value. Better yet, a fine piece of workmanship exists as a personal tribute to your craftsmanship -- longer than you’ll live.

    For the 30 year old, look to your hands for a healthy and sane future. For the 40-year- old, TOOL UP -- invest in good tools. Secure adequate shop space. Set aside shop time out of each day to master your equipment. Remember this: your tools may someday be your most valuable physical asset. For the 50-year-olds, understand that most great success-stories have happened to people over 50 – so GET GOING! And for all of us old duffers, let’s get down to cases: This thing called “Retirement” was created by insurance companies and big corporations. It was a well-designed plan to get rid of us during a boom of War babies. WE HAVE THE REALLY GREAT VALUE ... and Retirement, as they figured it, is Death.

    But we don’t see it that way. RETIRE? YES. But retire to some kind of proud productivity. The young people need us. There are too few of us left to re-establish standards of quality and performance. Craftsmanship must become a re-plenishable resource – and it’s our obligation to fill the cup and to keep it full!

    AS LONG AS YOU CAN STAND AT A WORKBENCH (or even sit!) you’re young enough to command respect, turn out exemplary work, stay happy, and “make a buck” if you KNOW what you’re doing. —W.M.Kunkel

  • Bullion Banks Now Net Short 26 Million Ounces of Gold!!!

    09/05/2009 10:09:05 AM PDT · 5 of 51
    NetLiberty to John123

    —So are you saying if these short positions don’t hold, gold and silver will go up even further than the run up in the past two weeks?

  • Attorney: FBI Trained NJ Blogger to Incite Others(Hal Turner-Government Informer!!)

    08/18/2009 2:33:07 PM PDT · 1 of 41
    Further to the comments in this thread, the FBI has often used "agents provocateur" to incite people to make threats or act out. As most of us know, this was done against the radicals in the 1960s and apparently is being done against us now.
    Word--and warning--to the wise, and to all of us here on FR.
  • Man carrying assault weapon attends Obama protest

    08/17/2009 7:41:38 PM PDT · 143 of 193
    NetLiberty to DouglasKC; snowrip
    So you're saying that we need to appease those who don't understand that it's legal and constitutionally acceptable to bear arms? Or are you saying that we need to appease those who think that law abiding citizens are a threat?

    I'm not saying either thing. What I'm saying is that making a show of firearms at an ostensibly peaceful assembly is, at best, a symbolic and narcissistic gesture meaningful largely to the bearer's ego, and, at worst, is asking for an escalation in what are already becoming tense situations.

    When tempers flare, how could anyone be sure that something tragic wouldn't happen? All it would take is one freaked-out gunstore commando to fire at an approaching crowd (accidentally or in a panic) and whatever political progress that's been made by the town hall protestors until now would be instantly reversed.

    Think about it: One stupid asshole, through anger, fear, panic, or just damn poor gun handling, clears the way for socialized health care (or worse) in this country.

    Think about it.

    I'm reading a lot of brave talk in this thread from you keyboard revolutionaries saying there's nothing wrong with "exercising our rights," and a lot of plain dangerous talk about gettin' jiggy with the SEIU guys, etc.

    Like snowrip said, gun ownership is an awesome responsibility that is not to be taken lightly AND the choice where guns are transported, carried, and displayed must be governed by common sense, respect, and good judgement. Gun ownership is not some kind of symbolic gesture to make you feel good about yourself while making an already tense situation worse.

  • Man carrying assault weapon attends Obama protest

    08/17/2009 5:06:18 PM PDT · 103 of 193
    NetLiberty to metesky
    Maybe the gun toters were ‘Rat trolls. You know, like you.

    Umm..hold up there big boy. I posted the article because I believed it worthy of thoughtful discussion.

    Check my profile and you'll see I've been a member here on FR since the original March for Justice back in 1998. Probably longer than you.

    I'm also an NRA Handgun Instructor, for what it's worth. Be careful throwing accusations around just because I might be less hot-headed than you.

  • Man carrying assault weapon attends Obama protest

    08/17/2009 4:03:18 PM PDT · 1 of 193
    Hey Everyone--I know we have Second Amendment rights, but don't you think actions like this might be inflammatory?

    Do you think it does our side any good from a PR standpoint (i.e., to win over the average moderate) to have folks carrying firearms to these meetings, or might this turn to an incitement to violence that would cause considerable harm to our side?

    I for one value and support our Second Amendment rights, but don't think it's appropriate to carry firearms to town hall meetings and to make a show of it, even if it's perfectly legal. What do all of you think?

  • Officer in Henry Gates flap tried to save Reggie Lewis

    07/23/2009 6:56:00 AM PDT · 34 of 44
    NetLiberty to CholeraJoe

    Bush 41 never called the ATF “jack-booted thugs.” I believe it was NRA director Wayne LaPierre who said this, which prompted Bush to resign his NRA membership.

  • More workers fall back on part-time 'survival' jobs

    06/21/2009 11:25:52 AM PDT · 6 of 11
    NetLiberty to JoeProBono
    One of the options I don't see mentioned around here is self-employment. There are lots of interesting businesses that can be started for little or no money that can help generate some additional income.

    If you have, or can develop, machinist or craft skills, there are opportunities to start a business along these lines as well. These kinds of businesses are also well suited to low-overhead operation.

    Here is a link to a very popular thread on the Popular Machinist forum on starting one's own craft or low-tech manufactured product business.

    There are many available niches where a product or a service can solve a problem, even in a down economy. String enough of these opportunities together, and you can cover more of your monthly overhead--sure beats working at the Home Depot.

  • Noonan: Mischievous Media Wants to Make Palin Face of GOP

    11/26/2008 5:38:31 PM PST · 165 of 265
    NetLiberty to Aquinasfan
    If it makes you feel any better, she's the odds-on favorite for the '12 nomination.

    ...and if this is the case, it will insure a second term for Obama!

  • Noonan: Mischievous Media Wants to Make Palin Face of GOP

    11/26/2008 7:17:19 AM PST · 26 of 265
    NetLiberty to governsleastgovernsbest
    Peggy Noonan is exactly right. Sarah Palin is the worst thing that could happen to the conservative movement. She appeals to the worst instincts of those on our side and at the core is not a thoughtful person on the issues that should matter to us.

    Someone who blithely says we should go to war with Russia if it invades Georgia (as she told Charlie Gibson), and who did little more than repeat her applause lines over and over again on the campaign trail hasn't yet shown the substance it will take to draw a wider base beyond a segment of conservatives. Who does she take us for, a bunch of boobs? Include me out!

    Like many here I initially was thrilled by her selection, especially after the convention speech, but it became apparent there wasn't much substance after the speeches. It's time for us to work on ourselves as a conservative movement, get back to basics, and develop a deeper bench of solid conservatives throughout the party, instead of building a cult of personality around "Sarah," which seems to be the norm around here.

  • Chestnuts Used to Restore Strip Mines

    03/31/2008 2:43:43 PM PDT · 11 of 14
    NetLiberty to kiriath_jearim

    It would surely be nice to see the chestnut tree come back. We have an old one here on our street and we love the smell of the blossoms every year!

  • Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Provides More Comedy Gold

    03/28/2008 6:41:15 AM PDT · 3 of 4
    NetLiberty to PJ-Comix

    I disagree with the author. I think many of these ideas are very good, and worth trying. Newspapers have been stuck on stupid for too long now.

  • Going to New York

    02/16/2008 7:50:24 AM PST · 6 of 76
    NetLiberty to ARE SOLE

    The double-decker bus tours are a fun way to see a lot of the city landmarks in a few hours. Also, the Circle Line boat tour is a very enjoyable way to travel all around Manhattan in an afternoon.

  • Rush Limbaugh Talks to TIME

    02/14/2008 4:53:37 AM PST · 17 of 36
    NetLiberty to IssuesOriented
    Rush is a RNC establishment blowhard.


  • Thompson Campaign Announces Virginia Campaign Leaders (Allen and McDonnell)

    11/13/2007 8:45:33 AM PST · 16 of 29
    NetLiberty to trisham

    Because Allen should have known better than to be say such as dumbass thing. For one stupid intolerant remark he loses a seat for Republicans and sets back conservatives about ten years. He doesn't represent ME as a VA conservative, that's for damn sure!

  • Thompson Campaign Announces Virginia Campaign Leaders (Allen and McDonnell)

    11/13/2007 7:47:04 AM PST · 4 of 29
    NetLiberty to TheThirdRuffian

    Let me be the first: MACACA!

  • Musharaff Shooting Without A Script (Mark Steyn: Can't Judge Pakistan By Western Rules Alert)

    11/10/2007 10:13:56 AM PST · 22 of 105
    NetLiberty to goldstategop

    Benazir Bhutto: The Nancy Pelosi of Pakistan

  • Cops Cleared in "Don't Tase Me, Bro" Case [Investigation Slaps Down Squealing 'Rat Martyr]

    10/24/2007 11:34:44 AM PDT · 22 of 31
    NetLiberty to KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
    A travesty. All of us here are going to regret over-the-top law enforcement, such as this example, if or when someone like Hillary Clinton takes office and Homeland Security (along with the law enforcement-government complex) starts hunting for new missions.

    Like tagging those who post to this here "anti-government Web site." ;) Or who ask tough or challenging questions to our political elites at a public gathering.

    Those of you here who support law enforcement unconditionally, and don't call out excessive force when the target is someone who doesn't share your view will come to regret it when the same treatment is applied to you.

    Watch it, because one day it will.

    And yes, I saw the videos. The guy's only offense was asking boorish (and not even tough) questions in an overenthusiastic way. For this his microphone was cut off, then he was grabbed for no reason and was taken down by two fat-assed cops, dragged to the back, and tased repeatedly.

    Cheering whenever a lefty loony like this gets tasered might make you yokels feel good, but giving a pass to second-rate security guards for incompetent, excessive conduct only makes it easier for them the next time.

  • The machinations of Mrs. Fred Thompson. Jeri Rigged

    10/17/2007 2:21:06 PM PDT · 50 of 102
    NetLiberty to vietvet67

    I actually like Fred Thompson in many other respects, but I still think there is something rather strange and immature about a man who marries someone young enough to be his daughter.

  • Dick Morris Continues Pathetic Attacks Against Fred Thompson

    09/20/2007 8:06:35 AM PDT · 57 of 87
    NetLiberty to Spiff
    Spiff--Glad there is someone else out there who is also a long-time FR member who can provide some actual historical perspective.

    I too agree with you there seems to be a very shallow memory of what happened during the Clinton years, and who on "our side" did what--and, most important, what they didn't do when they could have. FR members now seem too eager to defend candidates without looking at their role in these important past events.

  • Dick Morris Continues Pathetic Attacks Against Fred Thompson

    09/20/2007 6:04:27 AM PDT · 10 of 87
    NetLiberty to razzle
    I think Dick Morris' criticisms of Thompson are mostly on target, and I say this as someone who is supportive of Fred Thompson.

    Perceptions tend to be formed early in campaigns, and so far Thompson does seem to be ill-prepared and most important, he doesn't seem to want to work very hard to get elected.

    I also have somewhat bitter memories of how Thompson, serving on the Senate committee investigating Chinese funding of the Clinton '96 re-election campaign, backed off on pursuing this investigation to the Chinese government and PLA, where the clear signs indicated that this was where the money was coming from. This showed me even back then that the guy was a risk-averse, establishment player.

    He seems to think he can just float above the process, make a few YouTube videos and blog postings here and there, and coast along on his TV persona.

    All this notwithstanding the pressing question: "What has Fred Thompson actually DONE that would qualify him for an EXECUTIVE role, such as being President?"

    As conservatives fooled once big-time by Bush, I think there are a growing number of us who want to hold our support until we see if Fred's the real deal.

  • (Fred) Thompson: No Opinion on Schiavo Case

    09/13/2007 4:09:07 PM PDT · 63 of 345
    NetLiberty to Ramius
    Few other things are as singularly unimportant for the next President to have studied and have an answer for.

    I would say that the issue of life and death, and government's control over deciding this issue, is just about the most important moral issue a president would need to have an opinion on.

  • (Fred) Thompson: No Opinion on Schiavo Case

    09/13/2007 2:49:10 PM PDT · 11 of 345
    NetLiberty to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    Hey Fred:

    For those of us who DO remember the details, and who felt that the “authorities” allowed an innocent woman to be killed, your answer seems pretty evasive and unsatisfying.

    The Schiavo matter is kind of a litmus test for a lot of us around here, and if you can’t pick a side in this one, you’re only starting to confirm my suspicions that you’re not really a conservative, just trying to play one on TV.

  • Gordon Smith says Iraq war may be "criminal" [R-Oregon]

    12/09/2006 6:36:58 AM PST · 43 of 124
    NetLiberty to upchuck
    I have read the full text of Sen. Smith's speech, and despite the flack he is getting in this thread, I agree with what he is saying. I will also add that I was and still am a strong supporter of President Bush and the Iraq war.

    We either need to scale this up, get serious about fighting the insurgency, killing the bad guys and securing the country, or get out. Since getting out isn't an option, I don't see an alternative to more troops fighting more ferociously.

    The current course which is getting our guys killed 10-15 a week with no improvement in the situation for our country or for the Iraqis is pure insanity, which should be obvious to anyone by now.

    I can't support any half-assed war effort here that keeps our guys in harms' way for no good reason or result, and I just don't get why President Bush has let this go on for so long when he could have ramped the effort up and gotten control of this situation well before now.

    The mess we are in now isn't Hillary's fault, it's not Nancy Pelosi or Murtha's fault, it's George Bush's fault, and he is the one who needs to summon the courage and competence to make this right. Otherwise, he is going to be ranked right down there with Lyndon Johnson as a failed president who led a failed war.

    Tough words, yes, but now is the time for them.