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  • FReeper Gun Nuts. Thoughts on 1943 Mosin Nagant

    02/17/2010 4:04:22 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 98 replies · 1,720+ views
    Me | Me
    Alright my fellow Freepers. Have been offered a 1943 Mosin Nagant as a gift. Will be used for target shooting and deer hunting. I know jack squat about this rifle. Pluses, minuses, thoughts, advice... Thanks!
  • The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon by Richard Gale

    10/25/2009 8:55:16 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 3 replies · 741+ views
    Here is a short horror comedy film by Richard Gale. Saw it at the Nevermore Film Festival earlier in the year. I know many a FReeper will find this as funny and enjoyable as I did. The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon
  • New Laptop and iTuns/iPod question

    02/09/2009 12:43:51 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 41 replies · 1,318+ views
    My less than fertile grey matter | 02/09/09 | me
    I am soon to pull the trigger on getting a laptop. Which one, I do not know. But one thing that is slowing me down and is of great concern to me is transfering the bazillions of songs I have in my iTunes software to the new computer so I can use my iPod with that instead of the old desktop. What is a quick, simple, and easy method of doing this for someone that knows jack squat about computers?
  • GORE HEARING ON WARMING MAY BE PUT ON ICE

    01/26/2009 2:58:59 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 29 replies · 2,862+ views
    GORE HEARING ON WARMING MAY BE PUT ON ICE
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA TAKES ON RUSH LIMBAUGH IN NEW MEDIA WAR

    01/23/2009 5:21:37 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 407 replies · 2,535+ views
    NY Post ^ | 01/23/09 | Charles Hurt
    PRESIDENT OBAMA TAKES ON RUSH LIMBAUGH IN NEW MEDIA WAR WASHINGTON -- President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration. "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package. One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts. "There are big things...
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA TAKES ON RUSH LIMBAUGH IN NEW MEDIA WAR

    01/23/2009 5:19:23 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 18 replies · 348+ views
    Drudge Report | Drudge
    PRESIDENT OBAMA TAKES ON RUSH LIMBAUGH IN NEW MEDIA WAR
  • Any updates on supposed republicans slashing tires of Obama supporters at early voting?

    10/22/2008 4:16:53 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 19 replies · 525+ views
    various | 10/22/08 | me
    A few days ago there were reports that 30 cars had their tires slashed at an early voting site in Flordia. Apparently only Obama supporters cars were targeted. Also, at an Obama rally in Fayetteville NC, again 30 cars had their tires slashed. Unfortunately I have been unable to find any updated news on these incidents. Suspects talked to? Suspects caught? Zero follow up after initial reports. Anyone here have any updates? It seems odd that two places seperated by many miles both magically had 30 cars affected.
  • Oft repeated Democrat soundbites, talking points, phrases

    10/21/2008 3:25:01 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 8 replies · 293+ views
    me | 10/21/08 | Me
    A local radio host who leans to the left but refuses to admit it had as part of his show today a request for callers to call in with republican talking points/soundbites that they always use. Cut & Run, Stay The Course, Maverick, Joe Six Pack, etc... were some of his examples. The left lives and breaths such things, and has been using the same ones for 30 years. Lets compile a list for our amusement.
  • Death Magnetic -- Metallica Gives You Heavy!

    09/05/2008 8:12:02 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 48 replies · 262+ views
    My ears | 09/05/08 | Me
    Death Magnetic, the new Metallica album hitting stores next Friday, September 12th has been partially released by Metallica on their web site. 6 songs are available out of the 10. You can click here to listen to them. I highly recommend "All Nightmare Long", "Cyanide", and "My Apocalypse" of the 6 available to be the first you listen to. I however have heard the entire album. They held back some killers. Like the 1st track, "That Was Just Your Life". Killer and heavy. The days of St. Anger are long gone. So give a listen to those available, especially the...
  • Dems call on Edwards to address affair rumors (Edwards home town paper)

    08/06/2008 4:55:06 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 14 replies · 185+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 08/06/08 | Mark Johnson
    Dems call on Edwards to address affair rumors RALEIGH -- Former Sen. John Edwards has a deadline to save his spot on the national stage. With just two weeks before their national convention, a number of Democrats are saying Edwards needs to publicly address anonymously sourced National Enquirer stories that have claimed he had an affair with a campaign worker and fathered her baby. Democrats gather in Denver on Aug. 25 and Edwards, as the 2004 vice presidential nominee and a presidential candidate who won delegates this year, ordinarily would be locked in as a speaker. Instead prominent Democrats say...
  • GPS buying question

    08/05/2008 6:47:56 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 52 replies · 399+ views
    08/05/08 | me
    Question for those who know. I drive around for work a good amount and am tired of using Mapquest and Google for directions. Especially since half the time they are not the best way to get somewhere, or even correct in how to get there. So I want an entry level GPS. Being that the "evil Bush" has destroyed the economy and I am only a pay check away from being homeless according to the libs, I don't want to spend a lot. So $150 to $200 is my range. Not a tremendous amount. But then I don't a fancy...
  • Chelsea Clinton a vegetarian?

    05/21/2008 2:03:28 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 25 replies · 503+ views
    Best of the Web Today ^ | 05/21/08 | James Taranto
    "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has posted its online ballot to determine 2008's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity," reports the Chicago Tribune's Mark Caro: Just give PETA your name and e-mail address (which wouldn't happen to be the point, now, would it?), and you can vote among more than 180 sexy vegetarians listed to succeed 2007's sexy-veg winners Carrie Underwood and "Tonight Show" bandleader Kevin Eubanks . . . Did we mention these vegetarians are sexy? We're talking Alicia Silverstone, Tobey Maguire, Naomi Watts, Casey Affleck, Christie Brinkley, Andre 3000, Natalie Portman, Joaquin Phoenix, Chelsea Clinton . . . the...
  • HOCKEY TEAM GOES ON DRUNKEN RAMPAGE AFTER LEAGUE DISBANDED MID-SEASON...

    02/15/2008 4:06:16 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 47 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Post Journal ^ | 02/15/08 | Patrick Fanelli
    Vikings Go On Rampage At Lodge Presumedly seeking revenge against the Mid-Atlantic Hockey League for calling it quits in the middle of the season, several players with the Jamestown Vikings trashed the historic Vikings Lodge on the corner of Washington and West Fourth Street early Thursday, leaving most of the building in shambles. Trash and debris were everywhere, especially on the second and third floors where the stench of beer and rotting food was almost overpowering. Bar stools were smashed through doors, and virtually every piece of glass in the building had been shattered, the broken shards unavoidable underfoot. ‘‘They...
  • Need new camera. Help!

    12/27/2007 6:23:40 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 58 replies · 402+ views
    My less than fertile grey matter | Published? | me
    Hey fellow FReepers. My camera, the Canon Powershot A540 has decided to bite the dust after 13 months. I strongly suspect abuse by spouse and possibly being used as a hand grenade by a 1 year old. So, I need a new camera. $200 top budget. Will be used to take pics of kids. Lots of indoor shots. Lots of outdoor shots. Maybe even some action shots. What I want. 7MP. 3x zoom, but prefer 4x or better. Here is where my language will say what I mean, but not in proper "camera" world terms. I want the flash to...
  • A Wall Street Trader Draws Some Subprime Lessons: Michael Lewis

    09/06/2007 7:04:38 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 19 replies · 1,151+ views
    Bloomberg | 09/05/2007 | Michael Lewis
    A Wall Street Trader Draws Some Subprime Lessons: Michael Lewis Bloomberg can not be posted here. Full commentary here
  • Taxing women less: Gender pay equity?

    05/06/2007 7:34:16 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 59 replies · 1,078+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 05/06/07 | Mike Myers
    Lower tax rates for women would have a number of benefits, two economists argue. But their ideas, which get high marks for originality, have drawn doubters. Want to reduce the overall level of income taxes and see more women taking home paychecks?
  • Snow Falls In West LA, Malibu (Global Warming running rampant!)

    01/17/2007 4:31:40 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 114 replies · 2,171+ views
    NBC 4 Weather Plus ^ | 1/17/2007 | N/A
    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Snow fell on the palm trees of West Los Angeles and Malibu Wednesday afternoon as Jack Frost visited the Southland again. CHP To Escort Motorists Through Icy Grapevine NBC4 forecaster Fritz Coleman said the mixture of precipitation in West Los Angeles included a dusting of snow. Residents in West Los Angeles said the snow accumulated in parking lots, on cars and around palm trees near Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards and other areas. Snow fell earlier Wednesday in Malibu and caused traffic problems on the area's winding and narrow roads. More snow was reported in Canyon...
  • Metallica In Springfield! And METALOCALYPSE on Adult Swin

    08/23/2006 9:42:01 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 15 replies · 1,273+ views
    Metallica.com ^ | 08/22/2006
    Metallica In Springfield! Metallica's cameo appearance on The Simpsons will air in the season premiere on September 10, 2006 on your local FOX station. (please check local listings for channel and showtime in your area. And as always, schedules are subject to change). James Hetfield's and Kirk Hammett's voices will appear as cameos in the new Adult Swim series, Metalocalypse! You can re-watch this episode on the Adult Swim Fix all this week until Friday. Queen of Denmark: Kirk Sniper: James Fan #1: James Fan #2: Kirk
  • Hurricanes Win Game 7! Head To Stanley Cup Finals!

    06/01/2006 8:46:10 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 20 replies · 364+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 06/01/06 | Luke Decock
    Hurricanes win Game 7, take series RALEIGH — Wherever the Carolina Hurricanes are headed, Rod Brind’Amour will lead them there. Thursday, he brought them to the brink of the Stanley Cup for the second time in five years. With a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Canes will host the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, four wins away from the Stanley Cup. Brind’Amour’s power-play goal with 8:38 to play put the Canes into the lead for good, completing yet another third-period comeback for a team that made a habit of them to...
  • DUmmie Land In Total Lockdown! Only Registered Members Allowed!

    01/31/2006 6:22:28 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 31 replies · 858+ views
    DUmmie Land | 01/21/2006
    As suspected, and as I predicted yesterday and this morning, DUmmie Land is in complete lock down and only registered members are allowed access. I predicted it would be over ApocAlito, but no, the event to cause them to hide from the rest of the world was Cindy Sheehan showing herself to be the idiot that she is and getting arrested at the SOTU address. DUmmies fear rational and sane people from seeing their posts!
  • Land O' Lakes resort attracting college kids with strip poker

    01/26/2006 8:23:29 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 25 replies · 1,029+ views
    Land O' Lakes resort attracting college kids with strip poker Land O'Lakes, Florida - A clothing-optional Land O' Lakes resort is trying to lure college students with a strip poker tournament. Paradise Lakes Resort owner Joe Lettelleir says he's been trying to come up with ways to attract younger people. He says he got the idea for the tournament from Kristy Lucas, an unpaid University of South Florida intern. Fliers are being passed around campus and advertisements are in USF's student newspaper. A USF spokeswoman says the university's administration is aware of the event and the school is not affiliated...
  • Big-Ticket Factory Orders Hit All-Time High

    01/26/2006 6:04:20 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 20 replies · 436+ views
    Washington Post/AP ^ | 01/26/2006 | Martin Crutsinger
    WASHINGTON -- Orders to American factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a third consecutive increase in December, closing out a record year for the nation's factories. The Commerce Department reported that orders for durable goods rose by 1.3 percent in December to $228.1 billion as demand for military aircraft, machinery and autos all posted strong gains.
  • Biden criticizes Princeton (Flip flop from speech there)

    01/11/2006 11:06:36 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 23 replies · 1,619+ views
    The Daily Princetonian ^ | Mark Stefanski
    Biden criticizes Princeton Amid CAP showdown, senator says he 'wasn't a big Princeton fan' Mark Stefanski Princetonian Staff Writer WASHINGTON, D.C. — The conservative alumni group Concerned Alumni of Princeton (CAP) has been the subject of criticism in recent weeks, but yesterday the University itself also came under scrutiny. Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), who grilled Samuel Alito '72 about his CAP membership, also said that he "wasn't a big Princeton fan." "I didn't even like Princeton," he said, to laughter from the gallery. "I mean, I really didn't like Princeton. I was an Irish Catholic kid who thought it had...
  • Poker Joe trumps Tax Office

    12/21/2005 8:25:54 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 8 replies · 683+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12/22/2005 | Mark Moor
    Poker Joe trumps Tax Office THE cards fell poker champion Joe Hachem's way a second time yesterday after the Australian Taxation Office ruled he would not have to pay tax on his $10 million win. The ATO decided the Melbourne man was still officially working as a mortgage broker when he won the grand prize in July's No Limit Texas Hold 'Em World Championship in Las Vegas. This decision means his bonanza was classified as income derived from a hobby, not from business, saving the poker king from paying about $3.5 million in tax. The American tax office has already...
  • Democrats in House vote against victory in Iraq

    12/20/2005 9:14:22 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 36 replies · 2,413+ views
    US House vote roll call ^ | 12/16/2005 | na
    On Friday, December 16th, the US House of Representatives voted on HR 612, Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to achieving victory in Iraq 108 democrats and 1 independent (Sanders) voted AGAINST American victory in Iraq. Here is the roll call of the votes. See how your rep voted.
  • Congress to defund infamous 'bridge to nowhere' in Alaska

    11/15/2005 8:16:02 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 56 replies · 1,986+ views
    Sierra Club ^ | 11/15/2005 | Carl Pope
    SENATE STRIPS EARMARKS FROM 'BRIDGES TO NOWHERE' The Senate Appropriations Committee removed earmarks for two controversial "bridges to nowhere" in Alaska: the Gravina bridge, which would connect Ketchikan to an island of 50 people, and the Knik Arm bridge, which would link Anchorage to a sparsely populated area. The projects have been the subject of strong criticism because of the general backlog of existing roads and bridges in desperate need of repair, especially those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. According to the National Association of Civil Engineers, one in four bridges nationwide is structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, not...
  • Anderson Cooper bombs on his first new show. Ratings disaster

    11/08/2005 1:22:12 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 128 replies · 3,682+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 11/08/2005 | Drudge
    CNN Anderson Cooper only debuted to 631,000 viewers from 10-12 PM ET on Monday . . . Cooper lost 42% of Larry King's lead in (1,079,000 viewers) and the debut show was down 10% from what he & Aaron were averaging in October...
  • Tech's Big Gamble: Online poker 'rife with cheats'

    11/04/2005 10:05:43 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 55 replies · 2,404+ views
    Silicon.com ^ | 11/04/2005 | Will Sturgeon
    Tech's Big Gamble Online poker 'rife with cheats' Notorious casino cheat claims 99 per cent of players will one day be cheating... By Will Sturgeon Published: Friday 4 November 2005 The boom in internet gambling may be about to hit its greatest hurdle with one of the world's most famous casino cheats claiming the online world is far more at risk from cheating than the casinos in which he made millions. Richard Marcus is among an elite of casino cheats and during a 25-year reign he and a small team took casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, London and Monte...
  • CHURNING OUT LEFTISTS (L.A. schools and Bush protests)

    11/04/2005 8:12:04 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 11 replies · 732+ views
    Neal'z Nuze ^ | 11/04/2005 | Boortz Staff
    CHURNING OUT LEFTISTS If you are sending your child to a government school for their daily programming, chances are overwhelming that your bundle of joy is going to wind up becoming a liberal Democrat. Today, courtesy of The Los Angeles Unified School District, we're going to show you how it's done. There was a Bush-bashing rally being held in Los Angeles the other day. It was called "The World Can't Wait – Drive Out the Bush Regime." Eager for as many people to attend as possible, the school district allowed 800 high school students from 10 schools to walk right...
  • Missouri lawmaker wants umps to pay state tax (because of bad calls!)

    11/03/2005 8:10:52 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 12 replies · 529+ views
    AP via ESPN ^ | 11/02/2005 | unknown
    Missouri lawmaker wants umps to pay state tax JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state lawmaker and St. Louis baseball fan says umpires should pay -- literally -- for what he sees as bad calls made during the playoff series in which the Cardinals lost to the Houston Astros. Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart, wants to expand the state athlete and entertainer tax to also cover officials such as umpires and referees. The tax is charged to out-of-state residents who earn money in Missouri while performing in such events as baseball games and concerts. Revenues are supposed to go to the arts,...
  • 25 ways to tell if you're a Redneck

    11/01/2005 6:50:26 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 131 replies · 9,965+ views
    Boortz..com ^ | 11/01/2005 | unknown
    From Neal Boortz's "Redneck Scrapbook" today...25 ways to tell if you're a Redneck 1. The Halloween pumpkin on your porch has more teeth than your spouse. 2. You let your twelve-year-old daughter smoke at the dinner table in front of her kids. 3. You've been married three times and still have the same in-laws. 4. You think a woman who is "out of your league" bowls on a different night. 5. Jack Daniel's makes your list of "most admired people." 6. You wonder how service stations keep their restrooms so clean. 7. Anyone in your family ever died right after...
  • Poker’s Biggest Prize - $100 Million Could Be Won In A Single Hand Of Poker

    10/26/2005 6:23:15 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 73 replies · 1,318+ views
    emediawire ^ | 10/26/2005 | Unknown
    Poker’s Biggest Prize - $100 Million Could Be Won In A Single Hand Of Poker Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 26, 2005 -- In a move that will send shockwaves throughout the poker world, poker tournament producer Cinda Ltd. today unveiled its latest poker innovation - a poker tournament that will include huge jackpot prizes. This unique tournament will likely produce some of the most thrilling poker action ever seen. Entrants to the tournament – in addition to winning an impressive purse – could walk away with a monstrous $100 Million Jackpot Prize. The “Noble Poker $100 Million Mega-Tournament” will...
  • 'Do-it-yourself' euthanasia clinic to open in Britain

    10/10/2005 11:52:54 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 35 replies · 846+ views
    UK Independent | 10/09/2005 | Severin Carrell
    'Do-it-yourself' euthanasia clinic to open in Britain A controversial Swiss clinic which has helped nearly 40 British people commit suicide is to open an office in the UK because of growing demand, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.
  • Bennett's Critics Prefer to Misunderstand Him (Jonah Goldberg)

    10/07/2005 9:21:08 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 11 replies · 594+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/07/2005 | Jonahh Goldberg
    Bennett's Critics Prefer to Misunderstand Him Until we were so rudely interrupted by President Bush's latest Supreme Court pick, we were having an illuminating squabble over Bill Bennett. And since Bennett's remarks on his radio show have already morphed into something of an urban legend in many quarters, I think they're worth revisiting. A quick recap: Bennett got a call from a listener suggesting that Social Security was in financial straights because so many taxpayers had been aborted after Roe vs. Wade. The caller was making an ostensibly pro-life point. But Bennett, also a pro-lifer, objected. That's not the way...
  • Turn your hamster into a fighting machine!!

    09/22/2005 8:00:58 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 23 replies · 1,305+ views
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  • Why Boortz and Linder must be purged

    09/07/2005 6:34:07 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 20 replies · 1,356+ views
    DrAdams.org ^ | 09/06/2005 | Dr. Mike Adams
    Why Boortz and Linder must be purged Good afternoon, my dear comrades. We have a problem on our hands. It is a very big problem, indeed. A new book has been released that threatens the progress we have made in recent decades to transform the U.S. economy from a capitalist system into one more like the economy of our beloved former Soviet Union. In 1848, our father Karl Marx wrote that “a heavy progressive or graduated income tax” is essential to the sustenance of a communist society. If Boortz and Linder succeed in tearing out the American tax code and...
  • "I did not stop to help a W supporter today." --demgurl at DU

    09/02/2005 10:22:11 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 128 replies · 4,551+ views
    DU | 09/02/2005 | demgurl
    I did not stop to help a * supporter today. I had no idea how deeply my hate for that man ran. My lack of an interaction, with a * supporter is still haunting me a couple of hours later. I was on my home and was on the ramp getting off the highway. I saw a mini-van on the side of the road. There was a lady standing next to the van and in her arms she held her child. I can only assume her mini-van had broken down. I don't know, perhaps with so many gad stations being...
  • Trivia tidbit: Most popular baby names by income and race

    08/12/2005 6:33:27 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 122 replies · 8,104+ views
    Willisms ^ | unknown | unknown
    Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 23 -- Baby Names. BABY NAMES: Girls, by income- Most Popular High-End White Girl Names in the 1990s 1. Alexandra 2. Lauren 3. Katherine 4. Madison 5. Rachel Most Popular Low-End White Girl Names in the 1990s 1. Amber 2. Heather 3. Kayla 4. Stephanie 5. Alyssa Boys, by income- Most Popular High-End White Boy Names 1. Benjamin 2. Samuel 3. Jonathan 4. Alexander 5. Andrew Most Popular Low-End White Boy Names 1. Cody 2. Brandon 3. Anthony 4. Justin 5. Robert WHITEST AND BLACKEST GIRL NAMES- The 20 Whitest Girl Names 1. Molly...
  • Hoaxes and Fabrications That Made the News

    08/12/2005 6:21:07 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 7 replies · 841+ views
    TBO.com ^ | 08/11/2005 | unknown
    Hoaxes and Fabrications That Made the News Fakery that has made its way into newspapers and broadcast reports: -Feb. 1, 2005: An Arabic-language Web site carries a photograph purporting to be of a hostage U.S. soldier. It is actually a toy action figure, but it briefly prompts news reports of a kidnapping. -Dec. 3, 2004: The British Broadcasting Corp. airs an interview with a hoaxer posing as a spokesman for Dow Chemical Corp. who says the company is accepting responsibility for a deadly gas leak in India. -May 12, 2004: A Boston city councilman disseminates photographs purporting to show U.S....
  • Liberals, upset with Roberts nomination demand to know source of Clement rumors

    07/20/2005 10:11:10 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 37 replies · 998+ views
    The DUmpster | 07/20/2005 | LisaM
    We deserve to know the source of the rumors re: Clement I called the White House, both my Senators (Cantwell and Murray), Senator Reid's office, and Senator Leahy's office. I told them that as a citizen in a country with an open government, I have the right to know who floated those rumors. I would encourage you all to do the same. We know that this is a typical bait and switch.Original Thread
  • Joseph Hachem wins World Series of Poker Main Event ($7.5 Million)

    07/16/2005 9:00:57 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 13 replies · 1,379+ views
    A new champion: Joseph Hachem wins the heads-up duel to claim the WSOP title A remarkable 5,619 players signed up for the legendary $10,000 buy-in main event, which began on July 7. At 7 am July 16, a new champion was crowned: Joseph Hachem from Melbourne, Australia. This is Hachem's first WSOP event, ever. A dedicated poker player, he chose to wait until his children were older before making the journey to Vegas to participate in the world series.View final results
  • Magician Penn Jillette a father to Moxie CrimeFighter

    06/17/2005 9:02:50 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 30 replies · 1,222+ views
    AP ^ | 06/17/2005 | N/A
    Magician Penn Jillette a father to Moxie CrimeFighter NEW YORK — Comedian/magician Penn Jillette's has a new sidekick — a baby girl. Jillette, 50, and his wife Emily, 39, welcomed 6-pound, 6-ounce Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette on Friday, according to publicist Glenn Schwartz. It was the first child for the couple, who married last year. "We chose her middle name because when she's pulled over for speeding she can say, 'But officer, we're on the same side,'" Jillette explained. "'My middle name is CrimeFighter.'" His show sidekick — the typically mute Teller — had no comment on the new arrival. Penn...
  • Priceless MoveOn Screw-up

    06/09/2005 10:06:00 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 30 replies · 2,408+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 06/09/2005 | Neal Boortz
    PRICELESS MOVEON SCREW-UP Moveon.org, the leftist political action committee that makes a lot of noise and raises a lot of money, but wins few elections, screwed up royally the other day. This is quite amusing...and it points out what happens when you don't observe the six P's....prior planning prevents p*** poor performance. So what did they do? On June 1, Moveon.org decided it was time to protest Congressman Mike Rogers' ties to Tom DeLay at his office in his Michigan district. About 20 people gathered, armed with various financial records that showed contributions back and forth between Rogers and DeLay....
  • Redneck IQ Test

    05/26/2005 7:36:47 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 71 replies · 5,891+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | ? | unknown
    Redneck IQ Test I am sick and tired of hearing about how dumb people are in the South. I challenge any so-called smart Yankee to take this exam: 1. Calculate the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon tree that will support a 10 pound possum. 2. Which of these cars will rust out the quickest when placed on blocks in your front yard? (A) '65 Ford Fairlane (B) '69 Chevrolet Chevelle, or (C) '64 Pontiac GTO. 3. If your uncle builds a still, which operates at a capacity of 20 gallons of shine produced per hour, how many car radiators...
  • Abstinence speaker pushed religion in school, dad charges (condoms cause cancer?)

    05/13/2005 8:40:19 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 163 replies · 9,181+ views
    Bozeman Daily Chronicle ^ | 05/11/2005 | GAIL SCHONTZLER
    Abstinence speaker pushed religion in school, dad charges An irate father is demanding that Bozeman High School present students with a rebuttal to what he called "extremely biased religious dogma" delivered by an assembly speaker who warned teens against the dangers of drugs, drinking and premarital sex. Tom Wells, a Bozeman attorney and father of a ninth-grader, told the School Board on Monday night that he was appalled by the "thinly veiled ministry" and "misinformation" presented the week before by speaker Tina Marie Holewinski. Holewinski, 27, of Hollywood, Calif., a full-time speaker with an organization called True Lies, defended her...
  • Another Installment of the Redneck Scrapbook (how big was that fish?)

    05/11/2005 9:03:26 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 2 replies · 1,260+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 05/11/2005 | unkown
    Here is today's installment of The Redneck Scrapbook
  • Todays Installation of the "Redneck Scrapbook" (riding mower)

    05/10/2005 7:53:05 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 7 replies · 1,550+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 05/10/2005 | unknown
    Here is today's installation of the "Redneck Scrapbook"
  • Another installation of "Redneck Scrapbook"

    05/09/2005 8:00:22 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 28 replies · 2,241+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 05/09/2005 | unknown
    In today's installation of the Redneck Scrapbook we bring you a family portrait... Previous scrapbooks can be found here
  • Redneck Scrapbook

    05/05/2005 7:37:31 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 3 replies · 1,001+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 05/05/05 | unknown
    Paris, France.......Paris, Kentucky QUICK! Back to Paris France!!!
  • Harry Reid sponsors bill to exempt federal employees from SS (20 years ago)

    04/26/2005 1:43:46 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 8 replies · 595+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/26/2005 | Alexander Bolton
    RNC finds Bush-Reid tit-for-tat The Republican National Committee (RNC) has resurrected a bill Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sponsored when he was in the House more than 20 years ago that would have kept members of Congress out of the Social Security program. RNC researchers contend that the 1983 bill belies Reid’s repeated claim that Social Security is the “most successful program in the history of the world.” The Republican salvo is in response to Democrats’ frequent use of a statement President Bush made in 1978 during his unsuccessful campaign for Congress that Social Security will “go bust in...