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Posts by PhatHead

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  • Delay the Mandate? What Mandate? (Pelosi knew)

    10/25/2013 5:29:32 AM PDT · 14 of 16
    PhatHead to Libloather
    I've read this several places, but here is what I don't understand about the claim that the IRS can only collect the fine by reducing a refund - if you owe taxes, can't they simply assign part of your payment to the fine, and then say you've come up short on your regular taxes, which they can collect?

    Example: I complete my tax return, owing $500 in income tax plus my $95 Obamacare fine. I send a check for $500.

    The IRS sends me a receipt letter stating:

    $95 Obamacare fine: PAID
    $405 Income Tax: $95 still due

  • Miss America contestant flaunts massive rib piece tattoo in bikini competition(SGT Theresa Vail)

    09/12/2013 7:05:57 AM PDT · 188 of 200
    PhatHead to SMGFan

    There’s still a Miss America pageant?

  • Martin? Zimmerman? Who is on trial?

    07/29/2013 6:24:39 PM PDT · 21 of 30
    PhatHead to 2ndDivisionVet
    Justice was not done in Sanford Florida yesterday.

    *snip*

    We’ll never know [what happened].

    Both of these can't be true. If we can't know what happened, "not guilty" is the correct verdict, and people who keep wishing it were easier to send people to prison based on what "coulda happened" ought to think long and hard about how that would play out in the many thousands of trials that don't get the publicity of this one.

  • Chris Smith decries Zimmerman verdict, wants new look at Stand Your Ground

    07/14/2013 10:24:02 PM PDT · 67 of 67
    PhatHead to Tailgunner Joe

    Chris Smith is a moron. “Stand your ground” was never at issue, never claimed and always totally irrelevant. This case was standard self-defense, pretty much the same as in any state.

  • THE WITNESS ZIMMERMAN PROSECUTORS DIDN'T CALL

    07/07/2013 6:20:19 AM PDT · 50 of 73
    PhatHead to skr
    “Can’t” sounded as though the defense was not allowed to, the way it was put. Have a blessed Sunday!

    What the article said is: "Prosecutors don’t even have to acknowledge her absence, and the defense is not allowed to."

    In other words, the prosecution need not explain why they did not call her. The defense is not allowed to talk about what witnesses the prosecution did not call.

    The defense could call her, but why would they? She, by her own account, witnessed nothing.

  • Is the Zimmerman Case Really Open and Shut?

    07/06/2013 11:32:20 AM PDT · 119 of 128
    PhatHead to Nachum

    I’m surprised to read a Horowitz column this ill-informed.

    He mentions “stand your ground,” despite the fact that Florida’s “stand your ground” law has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the case. He parrots the prosecution’s tiresome lines about superficial injuries, which is equally irrelevant to this or any other self-defense case. It is a simple, legal fact that lawful exercise of self-defense (in every state) requires no injury at all. If it did, you could only defend yourself against a gun by allowing yourself to first be shot. Think about that. He then lists out Zimmerman’s “lies,” taking each in the worst possible light (”the bushes or something” is not a lie at all, for example.)

    Finally, he takes up Zimmerman’s interview on Hannity. Doing this interview was obviously idiotic, and certainly against his lawyer’s advice. Was his response that he had “no regret” creepy? No doubt. There is also little doubt that when facing serious legal jeopardy, as well as potential civil liability, he’d been advised by his lawyer not to admit any kind of wrongdoing. Zimmerman obviously does not have the media-savvy or communication skills to pull that off without looking creepy. That doesn’t make him guilty of a crime, it makes him guilty of terrible judgment in choosing to go on TV.

    I’m pretty sure that by now he regrets that.

    There is ample evidence that Trayvon Martin was not “guiltless of any crime,” as Horowitz says, unless I missed the part where aggravated, felonious assault is now legal. There has been eyewitness testimony to that. And you can’t theorize that Martin, having sustained no injuries at all, was defending himself, once you’ve dismissed Zimmerman’s injuries as “minor.” You can’t have it both ways.

    A lot of things could have happened differently that night, and both men could have made other decisions that would have changed the result. It’s too bad Trayvon Martin is dead. I bet George Zimmerman replays it all in his head a hundred times a night, trying to make it come out differently - but that doesn’t mean he is guilty of a crime.

    This case ought to be decided by the facts and the law, but I am afraid is more likely to be decided by Horowitz’s frightening standard that “somebody should pay a price.”

  • The rapid collapse of ObamaCare

    07/06/2013 4:37:10 AM PDT · 12 of 36
    PhatHead to Liz

    I’m getting tired of Republicans clicking their heels over Obamacare’s “collapse.” That was the plan all along. It isn’t like things will just go back to the way they were as the new system collapses - this will create an actual crisis, leading to Democrat cries for single payer as the only solution. The GOP, of course, will author and sponsor the Single Payer Act.

  • George Zimmerman: Defense plans many witnesses

    07/04/2013 5:43:19 AM PDT · 53 of 145
    PhatHead to Impala64ssa
    Apparently, Martin’s DNA was NOT found on Zimmerman’s gun, according to the prosecution. This bombshell was mentioned on Nancy Grace’s show, so you gotta consider the source.

    That's hardly a bombshell. There is useful and probative DNA in maybe 1/3 of such cases, and the absence of it proves nothing. And it also was not first revealed at trial.

    I wonder why there is not more commentary on the fact that no DNA was found on the trigger? I mean, that turns this shooting into quite a whodunnit! Right?

    Officer Tim Smith's DNA was not identified on the weapon's slide, so apparently he lied on the stand about taking and clearing it!

    I can't think of any reason for the prosecution to have put this DNA guy on the stand, except that they hoped the jury would be stupid enough not to understand there was nothing of any relevance to either side presented.

    (Although, FWIW, the witness testified that they "could not exclude" Martin's DNA from the holster swabs...)

  • George Zimmerman: State 'devastated' again

    07/04/2013 5:22:39 AM PDT · 142 of 170
    PhatHead to fhayek
    An unarmed George Zimmerman would, in all probability be a dead George Zimmerman.

    Well...although it seems quite clear that Zimmerman acted in self-defense, and based on the facts of the case ought to be acquitted, in hindsight I don't think that's true.

    He was off the concrete and onto the grass by the end of the fight, and the police arrived literally seconds after the shot was fired.

    But that's all hindsight. He did have the gun, and it wasn't wrong for him to have it.

  • George Zimmerman: State 'devastated' again

    07/04/2013 5:17:31 AM PDT · 141 of 170
    PhatHead to Secret Agent Man

    Manslaughter is automatically a “lesser included” charge. One of the hurdles for the prosecution is that they not only have to prove 2d degree (or manslaughter) beyond a reasonable doubt, they also have to prove (beyond a reasonable doubt) that it was not self-defense. In other words, if the jury believes Zimmerman acted in self-defense, they cannot convict of the lesser charges, either.

    That is, if this case is decided based on the facts, which I still doubt it will be.

  • George Zimmerman: State 'devastated' again

    07/04/2013 5:03:27 AM PDT · 139 of 170
    PhatHead to ThunderSleeps

    Exactly. And I don’t know what trial the “commentators” quoted were watching, because on cross, the firearms expert agreed with exactly those points, and also testified that this is a perfectly safe way to carry. The good news is that one of the jurors is a former concealed carry permit holder, so she probably understood this testimony.

    Unfortunately, this case is still not likely to be decided based on the facts.

  • Megyn Kelly Moving to Primetime at Fox News

    07/02/2013 5:18:28 PM PDT · 106 of 116
    PhatHead to Hojczyk
    Well someone has to go?????

    Or format change? "Hannity & Kelly"? "On the Record with Greta and Megyn"?

  • In Zimmerman Trial, Prosecution Witnesses Bolster Self-Defense Claims (the New York Times?)

    07/01/2013 7:07:08 AM PDT · 107 of 120
    PhatHead to riverdawg

    Thanks, yes, I agree I am summarizing in a way that removes nuance. Just trying to make the general point that it is possible to make physical contact without losing one’s right to self-defense.

  • In Zimmerman Trial, Prosecution Witnesses Bolster Self-Defense Claims (the New York Times?)

    07/01/2013 1:16:09 AM PDT · 77 of 120
    PhatHead to Fee

    You keep getting hung up on “following.” Even if there were videotape evidence that Zimmerman got out of his car and walked five paces behind Martin the whole time up until the fight that would be completely, legally, utterly irrelevant.

    As for the verbal confrontation, even Jeantel (the “earwitness”) confirms that Martin initiated it.

    Finally, while it’s true that nobody saw who threw the first punch, Zimmerman had extensive injuries to his face and head, resulting in a great deal of blood and of documented, life-threatening severity. Martin had scratches on his knuckles and a bullet wound.

    Don’t overcomplicate this. The police saw all this and did not charge Zimmerman until it became politicized.

  • In Zimmerman Trial, Prosecution Witnesses Bolster Self-Defense Claims (the New York Times?)

    07/01/2013 1:02:25 AM PDT · 76 of 120
    PhatHead to SWAMPSNIPER

    Zimmerman’s PA has testified that “whatever actions he took to stop the injuries probably saved his life.” That is medical testimony based on his injuries.

  • In Zimmerman Trial, Prosecution Witnesses Bolster Self-Defense Claims (the New York Times?)

    07/01/2013 1:01:09 AM PDT · 74 of 120
    PhatHead to Fee
    GZ claims he was returning to his SUV before TM challenged him verbally and punched him. There is no witness to back up GZ’s claim.

    There is, however, some physical evidence. GZ is the only one with injuries. He had a broken nose, possible concussion, multiple hematomas, abrasions and excessive bleeding from his head and face. Martin had some knuckle scratches. What does that physical evidence tell you?

    The only possibility is the arriving officers who took a picture of both men on the ground. Where GZ was laying vs location of his SUV and TM girlfriend’s father’s condo may give a clue on who is telling the truth. Jentel’s testimony said that TM per cellphone conversation said he was being followed by GZ. Despite her clumsy performance, GZ attorney could not shake her story. What happen after that, only GZ version is available, because TM is dead and no other witness saw otherwise. Now it is all down to forensic. Location of the two men, the SUV and TM girlfriend’s father’s condo unit.

    I guess you are not following the trial, and have never read anything about it. Martin had enough time to get back to the home where he was staying, even at a slow walk, before Zimmerman ever got off the phone with police. Jeantel's testimony indicates that he did get there. Yet the fight occurred steps away from Zimmerman's car.

    Of all the possibilities for what might have happened, Martin fleeing in fear is simply not one of them. It is, in fact, patently ludicrous. And not a single witness has materially contradicted Zimmerman's account of events.

  • In Zimmerman Trial, Prosecution Witnesses Bolster Self-Defense Claims (the New York Times?)

    07/01/2013 12:54:22 AM PDT · 72 of 120
    PhatHead to GilesB
    Just because a 911 dispatcher tells me something, I am under no obligation to comply.

    It wasn't 911. It was non-emergency. The operator did not order him to do anything, and did not have the authority to do so. The operator has testified that they never order people to do things. Discussion of what the operator said or did not say is a red herring. It is irrelevant.

  • In Zimmerman Trial, Prosecution Witnesses Bolster Self-Defense Claims (the New York Times?)

    07/01/2013 12:50:55 AM PDT · 71 of 120
    PhatHead to Fee
    The issue for the DA is not that GZ was justified to shoot TM, but GZ following TM provoked a fight that ended with a shooting that could have been avoided.

    That is wrong. First, there is no evidence that Zimmerman "followed" Martin beyond the 15 seconds or so when he was still on the phone with police. Second, it is perfectly legal to follow somebody, and even to approach them and ask a question. That is not provocative or violent.

    CCW need to understand this nuance of the law when using a gun. Why this law exists is to prevent armed people from saying or doing things that they normally will not do if unarmed.

    What things do you mean? Things like calling the police about suspicious persons, rather than confronting them?

    Example a hothead armed with a CCW Glock, goes to a bar and starts an argument with a bigger guy, which results in a fight, a fight he is losing and then he shoots his bigger and stronger attacker and claims self defense when the cops come. In a drawn out event, self defense is valid if the gunowner did not start the fight, and did everything to de escalate the situation before he had to shoot.

    Nothing in your example above is even remotely related to any of the events at issue in this trial. But even in your example, starting an argument does not give the other person the right to punch you. You didn't start the fight. Even if you shove the person, if they respond by hitting you over the head with a brick, you have a right to defend yourself. Good grief, use common sense.

    Jentel was a bad witness but she established one thing, TM noticed GZ was following him.

    You may not be aware of this, but Zimmerman stated during his call to police that Martin was aware of him. Martin circled Zimmerman's car, checking him out. Jeantel established nothing. Her account, as much as can be credibly gleaned from it, completely supports Zimmerman's version of events.

    Question to jury, is that legally considered a provocation?

    No, it isn't, and that isn't a question for the jury. Juries decide questions of fact, not of opinion and not of law. It never ceases to amaze me how many people insist that Martin "had every right to walk through that neigborhood," but somehow Zimmerman didn't. There is no evidence whatsoever (even in Jeantel's account) that Zimmerman followed Martin. But even if he did, that is perfectly legal and not provocative, and not a justification for violence against Zimmerman. This is not complicated.

    Non of the witnesses so far can account for the events after the cellphone call and neighbor who saw TM on top of GZ. What transpire can determine GZ guilt or innocence.

    Not really. We have witness testimony that Martin was banging Zimmerman's head against concrete, which is clearly a life-threatening action. There is no evidence at all that Zimmerman did anything to precipitate this. None. And there is common sense reason to believe that Zimmerman did nothing (why call the police, then start a fight when you know they are minutes away?)

    When GZ decided to follow TM after the 911 operator told him it was not necessary he entered a legal no man’s land.

    As a matter of law, that is a ridiculous statement. First, he stopped following while still on the phone with police - that is on the recording. Second, the operator had no legal authority to "order" him not to follow. Third, it would have been perfectly legal and not provocative for him to follow, had he done so -but again, there is absolutely no evidence that he did.

    GZ claim that he was confronted and attacked by TM while he was heading back to his SUV. Heading back to the SUV is considered a de escalating action. If TM felt threaten by GZ following him, he can attack if GZ was following him.

    Are you out of your mind? You think that you can legally assault somebody because you think they are following you?

    If GZ was heading back to his SUV, TM cannot follow and attack GZ for the perceived threat.

    Sure, he can follow. He can't assault.

    There no witness to back up GZ claimed he was attacked after he was heading for his SUV, and TM is dead and cannot tell his side of the story.

    Except for every eyewitness so far, none of whom contradict a single detail of Zimmerman's account.

    Unless the DA has evidence or witness that GZ lied, GZ is most likely to be off the hook. IMHO who is right or wrong depends on the back and forth between the two men.

    So many people say this. Even if Zimmerman followed Martin (no evidence he did,) and even if Zimmerman verbally confronted Martin (no evidence he did,) and even if Zimmerman grabbed or shoved Martin (no evidence he did,) none of that obviates Zimmerman's right to self-defense when Martin punches him in the face and bashes his head against the concrete - which Martin indisputably did.

    This trial is not so clear cut.

    It's a lot more clear-cut than you seem to think. Let's not lose sight of the forest here: Martin had ample time to return home while out of Zimmerman's sight, while Zimmerman was still on the phone with police. His friend's "earwitness" testimony confirms that in fact, he did return home. The fight occurred fifty feet from Zimmerman's SUV. Martin obviously returned to that spot. Zimmerman screamed for help, Zimmerman is the only one with injuries, and Zimmerman did not pull the trigger until literally seconds before the officers he had called arrived on the scene. Use some common sense.

    It was clearcut enough that police knew better than to charge him before this got politicized.

  • Has Jeb's Time Come?

    07/01/2013 12:08:41 AM PDT · 36 of 109
    PhatHead to WilliamIII

    I’ve been hanging in there, voting Republican, but if this clown is nominated - or even taken seriously as a candidate - I will never again vote for this party.

    Good grief. I always thought “Stupid Party” was just a nickname...

  • Scarborough Says Lack Of African-American Jurors Makes Zimmerman Verdict Subject To Appeal

    06/24/2013 5:33:37 AM PDT · 31 of 67
    PhatHead to Leaning Right
    I'm guessing that if Zimmerman is acquitted of murder charges, the fed's will fill a civil rights violation against him.

    I suppose that's somehow still possible, but the DOJ already sent FBI agents down to investigate a possible Civil Rights charge, and concluded there was no basis for that. Overcoming their own investigation would be a pretty big hurdle.

  • BREAKING: Zimmerman Judge Rules Out Audio Experts

    06/22/2013 7:20:01 PM PDT · 115 of 130
    PhatHead to conservatism_IS_compassion
    Was that states in the article? (I didn't click the link) One might think that,in the interest of "fairness" that if the judge bars one side from calling a certain type of "expert" the same ban would apply to the other side as well.Unless,perhaps,the judge doubted the expertise of a *particular individual*.

    The ruling was not that "no experts can testify." The ruling (at the risk of over-simplifying) was that the prosecution's proposed witnesses are not actually experts.

    As for the defense experts on this topic, they have nothing of value to offer in testimony, so they won't testify. Their testimony was used to convince the court that the prosecution was trying to inject quackery into evidence. Mission accomplished.

  • BREAKING: Zimmerman Judge Rules Out Audio Experts

    06/22/2013 7:15:48 PM PDT · 114 of 130
    PhatHead to dglang
    The judge specifically named the prosecution experts as non-admissible. She did NOT exclude the defense experts who can now be used as expert testimony to refute anyone who claims to be able to identify Martin as the ‘screamer’.

    Those defense experts could not be used to refute a parent or friend of Martin's who says "I am sure that is him." Their testimony was purely on the issue of whether there is any generally accepted forensic method for comparing the screaming voice on the recording to samples of Zimmerman or Martin. The judge accepted that the prosecution's "experts" were cranks. While the defense theoretically could call their experts, they really no longer have anything about which to testify.

    There are several problems the prosecution would have if they were to put Martin's parents on the stand, though:

    1. Martin's father initially told police he could not identify his son's voice on the recording, later decided he could. That would be brought out by defense, and makes his testimony less than convincing.
    2. Martin's mother says she can identify her son's voice yelling, but when played a recording from her son's cell phone of a fight, she could not identify whether or not the narrator of the video was her son. The prosecution does not want that video in front of the jury, but if they present the mother as an expert on identifying her son's voice, it's hard to see how they could keep it out.
    3. Zimmerman's father has said he recognizes the screaming voice as his son. He said/she said. Stalemate.
  • Weiner Wants 'Single-Payer Laboratory' for NYC Workers' Healthcare

    06/21/2013 5:50:47 AM PDT · 16 of 18
    PhatHead to markomalley

    Actually, I will correct myself here - BigGovernment’s summary is a bit misleading. Following the links back to the Daily News article does not give a much clearer summary, but it does sound like he actually is proposing a single payer system within the city of New York, in addition to the City employee coverage changes mentioned above. The summary conflates these two different aspects of his plan.

    Still idiotic, but for many more complicated reasons...

  • Weiner Wants 'Single-Payer Laboratory' for NYC Workers' Healthcare

    06/21/2013 5:43:25 AM PDT · 15 of 18
    PhatHead to markomalley

    What an idiot. That isn’t “single-payer,” it’s called “self-insuring.” A lot of companies do that, and it isn’t a laboratory for anything.

    This is the problem with politicians who have never lived and worked in the real world. He proposes establishing health care financing for a single employer (New York City) using a means available to all employers (and used by many) right now, and thinks it is a “laboratory” for destroying the very system he’ll still be part of.

    I truly cannot even find the words to describe how ignorant he is.

  • Rep. Nadler: Post-Five Month Abortion Ban ‘Morally Outrageous’

    06/19/2013 5:25:36 AM PDT · 27 of 37
    PhatHead to Olog-hai

    “Morally” outrageous? Really? I thought liberals were the ones who said we shouldn’t “legislate morality.” Now he wants to make moral arguments about laws? I guess liberals just hate science now.

    It’s quite encouraging that Mr. Nadler doesn’t want legislators to assume that “government knows best,” though. As a result, I’m sure we can count on his vote to dismantle, for example, Obamacare.

  • Slaton police arrest woman after request to see warrant

    06/18/2013 5:17:27 PM PDT · 97 of 102
    PhatHead to marktwain

    Thanks - I usually avoid the comments...

    If true, seems more than strange that police have still not arrested the kid, as the story suggests.

  • Slaton police arrest woman after request to see warrant

    06/18/2013 4:30:33 PM PDT · 95 of 102
    PhatHead to marktwain
    From what I have read, the 11 year old is accused of raping a 5 year old.

    Where did you read that?

  • Claim: NSA Program Stopped 50 Terror Attacks Since 9/11

    06/18/2013 10:16:51 AM PDT · 40 of 65
    PhatHead to EXCH54FE

    To support his claim, NSA Director Alexander said: “Just ask my wife...Morgan Fairchild.”

  • Boy Who Refused to Take Off NRA Shirt Facing Possibility of 1 Year in Jail

    06/15/2013 9:56:32 AM PDT · 11 of 49
    PhatHead to Conserev1
    I read the article but have no clue to what state this is in Logan County somewhere!

    West Virginia

  • Prayers for our son.

    06/15/2013 6:27:03 AM PDT · 58 of 165
    PhatHead to infool7

    Prayers.

  • Americans leave their hearts in Heidelberg [US Army leaving]

    06/09/2013 3:37:46 AM PDT · 25 of 38
    PhatHead to dragnet2

    I served at Ray Barracks in the ate 80s, too.

  • 5-year-old Interrogated by School Until He Wets His Pants... Because of Cap Gun

    06/01/2013 10:36:34 AM PDT · 46 of 70
    PhatHead to IbJensen

    Everybody (outside the school) can see that this incident is beyond satire, but let’s step back and view the big picture, because it really isn’t about guns.

    Clearly, the school staff knows nothing about children, child development or teaching. Why are they running the school at all?

  • I Finally Understand the Word "Progressive".

    05/27/2013 11:39:58 AM PDT · 14 of 37
    PhatHead to zencycler
    I've always thought the term was perfect: progressive as in "progressive disease," a medical term used to describe an illness that is getting worse.
  • Katy Perry's dad calls her a 'devil child' in sermons, report says

    05/04/2013 7:29:44 PM PDT · 72 of 72
    PhatHead to BBell

    Neither did the Go-Go’s. They wrote most of them. I’d be surprised to learn the Runaways were “the first,” too, but I guess I’m not all that interested in the trivia...

  • Katy Perry's dad calls her a 'devil child' in sermons, report says

    05/03/2013 6:30:49 PM PDT · 50 of 72
    PhatHead to BBell
    Did you know the Go-Go’s were the first all girl band to write their own music and play their own instruments?

    They were definitely not the first. I couldn't tell you who was first, but The Runaways definitely came before the Go-Go's.

  • You're Nuts If You Do Your Own Taxes

    04/16/2013 6:48:01 AM PDT · 77 of 77
    PhatHead to SeekAndFind

    I have to admit, I stopped doing my own taxes about ten years ago. I use TurboTax online.

  • Gallup: Disapproval of Obama Has Climbed 5 Points Since Christmas

    12/31/2012 6:47:57 AM PST · 41 of 61
    PhatHead to varmintman
    "...fewer people voted for RR than for John McCain which I can't believe either."

    Well, you shouldn't believe it, because it didn't happen.

    Romney got about a million more votes than McCain did, and Obama 2012 got about four million fewer votes than Obama 2008 did. Also, about 200,000 more people voted for a third party than in 2008. All the totals moved in the right direction - just not far enough.

  • Piers Morgan’s Solution to Gun Violence: “I’d Remove Every Gun in America”

    12/09/2012 6:59:42 AM PST · 56 of 101
    PhatHead to marktwain

    A sampling of violent crime rates around the world (these rates are the number of violent crimes per 100,000 population):

    UK - 2,034
    Austria - 1,677
    South Africa - 1,609
    Canada - 935
    Finland - 738
    France - 506
    USA - 466

    In 2011, the US murder rate was lower than it has been since 1963, and it appears to have dropped again this year. That’s a 50 year low, not that you’d know it from listening to Bob Costas.

    And if we didn’t have to count DC, New Orleans and Detroit those numbers would look even better. Get rid of the guns? How about we get rid of the liberals?

    Just a little food for thought.

  • The 49ers (How ObamaCare will keep unemployment high)

    11/18/2012 5:15:23 AM PST · 19 of 40
    PhatHead to Old_Grouch

    All true, but in certain industries - like the restaurant business - those factors have far less impact and you’ll certainly see a much greater proportion of part-time workers.

  • New Michigan Poll : 0 47.7%, R 45%

    10/30/2012 8:37:16 PM PDT · 17 of 28
    PhatHead to goldstategop

    47.7 to 45 - with 6.3% undecided. Those are ominous numbers for an incumbent, and Romney leads Obama on the “who’s better on economy” question.

  • Doing The Math

    10/28/2012 6:32:05 AM PDT · 15 of 15
    PhatHead to Uncle Peter
    Let us assume that all states that went for McCain in 2008 stay the course. That establishes assumed strong loyalty from a base of 179 potential electoral votes .

    Those states now have 187 EV due to population changes.

  • White House: Obama and Biden were never aware of requests for more Benghazi security

    10/12/2012 11:36:31 AM PDT · 46 of 66
    PhatHead to seanmerc

    A classic Limbaugh line applies:

    “The buck never got here!”

  • After Foisting Romney on Base, GOP Elites Now Start to Gripe

    09/24/2012 7:34:27 PM PDT · 23 of 98
    PhatHead to neverdem

    The Peggy Noonans of the world are not at all disappointed in Romney. They just think he’s going to lose and they want to get out in front of it by blaming him for his mistakes so they can say “if only he’d taken my advice.”

    It’s pathetic, but predictable.

  • Pizza Owner Who Bear-Hugged Obama Reportedly Visited the White House in July

    09/09/2012 10:26:03 PM PDT · 18 of 41
    PhatHead to EveningStar
    Quite a scoop. All I needed to see was the photo, because either the Secret Service guys were sound asleep or this was carefully planned and scheduled in advance:

    Although I have to say this is not a flattering photo of the president - he looks like a child.

  • [Vanity] Print this for National Empty Chair Day

    09/03/2012 1:45:37 PM PDT · 39 of 39
    PhatHead to harpu

    I love it!

  • Right rallies for 'Empty Chair Day' [post your pics in this thread, FREEPers!]

    09/03/2012 1:40:56 PM PDT · 121 of 470
    PhatHead to JewishRighter
  • Right rallies for 'Empty Chair Day' [post your pics in this thread, FREEPers!]

    09/03/2012 1:29:55 PM PDT · 109 of 470
    PhatHead to Parley Baer
  • Monday Is Empty Chair Day

    09/03/2012 11:26:20 AM PDT · 60 of 94
    PhatHead to Dr. Brian Kopp

    Nice!

  • [Vanity] Print this for National Empty Chair Day

    09/02/2012 8:55:56 PM PDT · 30 of 39
    PhatHead to combat_boots

    Nice - empty chairs and table. Must be the beer summit for SEAL Team 6...

  • [Vanity] Print this for National Empty Chair Day

    09/02/2012 8:50:22 PM PDT · 27 of 39
    PhatHead to FrankR

    Nice collection FrankR - been scrolling through your Photobucket.