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  • Walker, in office since 25, denies he's a career politician

    09/01/2015 4:30:54 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 30 replies
    La Crosse Spitoon ^ | September 1, 2015 | Scott Bauer
    MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker denies he's a career politician — even though he has been in elected office since he was 25 years old and first ran for office when he was 22. The 47-year-old Republican presidential contender said in an interview with CNBC, released Tuesday, that he is "just a normal guy" and rejects the career politician label despite being in politics for most of his adult life. "A career politician, in my mind, is somebody who's been in Congress for 25 years," Walker said.
  • Court docs: Senate staffer planned to exchange drugs for sexual favors

    04/24/2015 2:56:58 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 44 replies
    WTOP News Radio ^ | April 24, 2015 | Megan Cloherty
    WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senate staffer is facing a federal charge after court documents say he bought drugs from China with the intent to exchange them for sexual favors. Senate staffer Fred W. Pagan is facing the federal charge of possession with intent to distribute after court documents say he shipped drugs in from China. Pagan is a staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi.
  • American Sniper: FR Review, Thoughts, etc. (SPOILERS INCL.)

    01/31/2015 9:56:16 AM PST · by rabidralph · 63 replies
    Rabidralph and FR | Jan. 31, 2015 | Rabidralph
    When American Sniper went into wide release, I promised to get a thread going, after a few weeks, so that FReepers could have a discussion about the movie, Hollywood, the effect of the story on us as veterans and civilians and whatever else. I hope that most of FR has had a chance to see it. There will probably be spoilers in this discussion.
  • Apple Valley couple, child dead in apparent murder-suicide (MN)

    01/18/2015 7:14:10 PM PST · by rabidralph · 69 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 01/18/2015 | Bob Shaw, Kristi Belcamino
    A couple and their child have been killed in an apparent Christmastime murder-suicide in Apple Valley. The three bodies were found Saturday in their rambler home on Ramsdell Drive, after Apple Valley police were called about 1 p.m. Police would not identify the victims Sunday. A neighbor who discovered the bodies said they were David Crowley; his wife, Komel; and their 5-year-old daughter, Rani.
  • Walker on Truth, Westerns and ACS Gold Winner Tracks

    11/18/2014 6:17:03 PM PST · by rabidralph · 6 replies
    The American Society of Cinematographers ^ | November 12, 2014 | David Heuring
    Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, recently checked in from the set of Truth, a feature film about Dan Rather’s abrupt departure from CBS News in 2005 in the wake of reports that raised questions about George W. Bush’s military service during the Vietnam War. Robert Redford portrays Rather, and Cate Blanchett plays CBS producer Mary Mapes, who was fired for her role in the incident. Directed by James Vanderbilt, the production is currently shooting in Australia, in part to allow Blanchett some time close to home. Mandy says Truth is an elaborate story that’s heavy on dialogue; the story unfolds in...
  • Danica Patrick questions need for NASCAR diversity program

    10/27/2014 7:17:04 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 109 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | Oct. 27, 2014 | Fox News
    Danica Patrick has revved up some controversy, questioning whether NASCAR needs its Drive for Diversity program, which aims to increase female and minority participation in the racing car series. “I have never benefited from the Diversity program,” Patrick said on Friday after a reporter from the Danville (Va.) Register and Bee asked her about diversity in stock car racing. NASCAR honored Wendell Scott, the only African-American to win in its top-level series, at its event in Martinsville, Va., this past weekend. Scott, who was born in Danville, won a Grand National (predecessor to Sprint Cup) race in Jacksonville, Fla., in...
  • Closed Church gets New Life as Islamic Center (Yes, that's the headline)

    06/29/2014 6:36:59 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 37 replies
    Winona Daily News (Minnesota) ^ | June 29, 2014 | AP Staffer
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One of the oldest Catholic churches in St. Paul had to close down because of a dwindling congregation, but it's been given new life as an Islamic community center. The Church of St. John parish, built in 1886, closed in 2013. It reopened Friday as the Darul-Uloom Islamic Center, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported ( ). "There are a lot of East Africans in the area, and we want to give them a place to worship, a place to be educated, a community space," center spokesman Feisal M. Elmi said. The former church held...
  • *VANITY* Utopia TV on Fox

    03/30/2014 12:44:41 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | March 30, 2014 | Vanity
    I just saw a commercial during the NASCAR race for casting for a new Fox reality show called Utopia. Fox is casting now for its new show, bringing people together who want to build the "perfect" society. I thought this topic would be of interest to FReepers and maybe some might be interested in auditioning.
  • ATF leader who oversaw botched sting will run Phoenix office

    06/30/2013 7:30:35 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 32 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 6/30/2013 | John Diedrich
    The ATF leader who oversaw a botched undercover operation in Milwaukee will now be in charge of the agency's embattled Phoenix office, where agents allowed more than 2,000 guns to walk into the hands of suspected criminals through the infamous "Operation Fast and Furious."
  • Mere 400 votes separate McSally, Barber (AZ, Cong. Dist. 2)

    11/10/2012 8:10:48 AM PST · by rabidralph · 27 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 11/08/2012 | Brady McCombs
    The Congressional District 2 showdown between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Ron Barber has gone into overtime - and it could come down to instant replay. McSally holds a minuscule lead of less than two-tenths of a percentage point over Barber - a 400-vote difference in a race in which more 228,000 votes have been tabulated, with several days of additional vote counting to go. What remains are an estimated 70,000 votes in Pima County, about 27,000 of them provisional ballots that need to be verified and the rest early ballots that were dropped off at polling places or delivered...
  • Report: Domestic Violence Killings Down in State (Wisconsin)

    09/30/2012 8:33:26 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 11 replies
    Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, WI) ^ | Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 | AP
    MADISON (AP) — A new report says the number of deaths involving domestic violence is down in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence says there were 37 homicides and three suicides in 2011. That compares with 51 homicides and seven suicides related to domestic violence in 2010.
  • *VANITY* Just one question (Hillary and Barack)

    09/23/2012 9:14:49 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 21 replies
    Me | 9/23/2012 | Me
    I have just one question, maybe two.: If it was Hillary's nearly life-long dream to be president, how could she have not been prepared for someone like Obama, as they both lived their adult lives in Chicago? Why did she not see his rise through politics and then gathered all of her opposition research on him. Theirs seemed to be a pretty clean campaign for Chicagoans.
  • 20 years after Ruby Ridge, there's forgiveness

    08/19/2012 3:44:43 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 120 replies
    AP ^ | 08/19/2012 | By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — When Sara Weaver saw her father Randy struck in the shoulder by a government sniper's bullet in the Idaho wilderness in August 1992, she began to sprint back to the family's cabin on a mountaintop called Ruby Ridge. As the 16-year-old closed in, her mother, Vicki, opened the cabin door and stood behind it, holding Sara Weaver's 10-month-old sister in her arms. Just then, a sniper's bullet struck her mother in the head, killing her.
  • **RIFLE VANITY** Long-Distance Shooting and Hunting

    12/17/2011 9:34:30 AM PST · by rabidralph · 252 replies · 1+ views
    12/17/2011 | Moi
    I am looking to buy a rifle that would serve two purposes: primarily a long-distance shooter and secondarily a larger game taker downer :-) I like to shoot beyond 600 yards and I want a rifle to suit that purpose. From info I've gathered, I should get a larger-calibered rifle, with at least a 24" barrel. I would like to keep the rifle below 10lbs because I also want to hunt with it some day. I am interested in hunting elk and moose, eventually. So I am thinking of a .308.
  • Flynn calls looting, beatings in Riverwest barbaric

    07/05/2011 7:28:09 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 147 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | July 5, 2011 | Meg Jones
    Shaina Perry remembers the punch to her face, blood streaming from a cut over her eye, her backpack with her asthma inhaler, debit card and cell phone stolen and then the laughter. "They just said 'Oh, white girl bleeds a lot," said Perry, 22, who was attacked at Kilbourn Reservoir Park over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Though Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn noted Tuesday that crime is color blind, he called the Sunday night looting of a convenience store near the park and beatings of a group of people who had gone to the park disturbing, outrageous and...
  • **VANITY** Please support (donate to) Justice Prosser and the Wisconsin 8 **VANITY**

    03/21/2011 5:15:24 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 39 replies
    Two big issues in Wisconsin could use your attention: Please send your donations and vote for Justice David T. Prosser on April 5. The "Wisconsin 8," state senate republicans who are facing a severe backlash and recalls from the unions, could use your donations. Unionists are collecting signatures to initiate a recall against each of these republicans. They need a little more than 15,000 signatures by May 1. Then a 6-10-week campaign will ensue before the election. Please donate directly to the candidates at this page. Sens. Harsdorf and Kapanke appear to be the most vulnerable. Please keep them all...

    03/05/2011 12:31:04 PM PST · by rabidralph · 127 replies · 1+ views
    Rabidralph ^ | 03/05/2011 | Rabidralph
    I've been intrigued by the Appleseed Project and I would like to take part in some of their shooting events, as well as other recreational shooting events. Most events require 400-500 rounds for weekend participation. The ammo for my current rifles would cost nearly a dollar per round. I've done some checking at Cheaper than Dirt and ammo for .223 rifles would be only $250 or so, a much more manageable cost. I would like to get FReeper recommendations for fun-to-shoot rifles in the .223/5.56 that would be suitable for the Appleseed Project and practical for training purposes. Also, does...
  • VANITY--2004 F-150 4x4 Problem--VANITY

    11/13/2010 7:44:41 AM PST · by rabidralph · 41 replies
    Me ^ | 11/13/2010 | Me
    FReeper Family, I have a few questions about my F-150, which just got carted off to the repair shop. It won't go in reverse. It locks up after going a couple inches and all I can do is rev the engine after that. The truck goes forward all right. While the tow operator was checking out the problem, I saw that the drive shaft turned properly when going forward but when he put it in reverse, the small lug nuts that connect the shaft to the transfer case struggled to turn the way they should and the whole assembly just...
  • Stupid Vanity About Pork

    09/10/2010 8:36:33 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 40 replies
    Rabidralph | Sept. 10, 2010 | Rabidralph
    I am going to picnic tomorrow and I am bringing some jerk pork that I am making. First of all, I bought two "tubes" of pork loin at the grocery store. The pork is in thick long strips that separate into two strips per package. After marinating the night before in the fridge in the jerk seasoning, I got home from work and put the pork in a casserole dish and was going to bake it overnight at 200 degrees. This was because it was going to rain and I didn't want to run my electric smoker in the rain....
  • Politics as Usual

    10/23/2009 4:17:07 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 5 replies · 241+ views
    Trempealeau County Trunk ^ | Oct. 22, 2009 | Valerie Pierzina
    This should be an exciting campaign season for the GOP. There is renewed energy in the Conservative movement and renewed interest in our founding documents and the first principles. I myself joined the local party after the recent election loss in 2008. I looked at the loss not as defeat but as opportunity to regain control of the Republican brand. However, I am finding it is a much more daunting task than I had imagined. It seems with all the cries of protest at Tea Parties and Town Halls, our voices are still not being heard. . . even by...
  • Beware The Reverse Brain Drain To India And China

    10/20/2009 6:20:49 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 7 replies · 614+ views
    Tech Crunch, an online Technology Blog ^ | Oct. 17, 2009 | Vivek Wadhwa
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Vivek Wadhwa, an entrepreneur turned academic. He is a Visiting Scholar at UC-Berkeley, Senior Research Associate at Harvard Law School and Executive in Residence at Duke University. Follow him on Twitter at @vwadhwa. I spent Columbus Day in Sunnyvale, fittingly, meeting with a roomful of new arrivals. Well, relatively new. They were Indians living in Silicon Valley. The event was organized by the Think India Foundation, a think-tank that seeks to solve problems which Indians face. When introducing the topic of skilled immigration, the discussion moderator, Sand Hill Group founder M.R. Rangaswami...
  • America's Next Great Pundit--Win a Weekly Opinion Column from WaPo

    10/03/2009 10:31:32 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 26 replies · 1,080+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Recently | WaPo Op-Ed Page
    Here’s your chance to put your opinions to the test -- and win the opportunity to write a weekly column and a launching pad for your opinionating career! Start making your case. Use the entry form to send us a short opinion essay (400 words or less) pegged to a topic in the news and an additional paragraph (100 words or less) on yourself and why you should win. Entries will be judged on the basis of style, intelligence and freshness of argument, but not on whether Post editors agree or disagree with your point of view. Entry deadline: Oct....
  • Ex-'Idol' contestant died after being struck by car

    07/26/2009 1:39:49 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 24 replies · 370+ views
    Asbury Park Press | July 25, 2009 | Graelyn Brashear and Margaret F. Bonafide
    Weird and tragic. Alexis Cohen, the ranting, foul-mouthed Idol contestant, was killed by hit-and-run in NJ over the weekend. Read more here. Due to copyright issue, only the link is allowed.
  • FReep this Poll--Just for Fun

    07/22/2009 6:15:36 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 14 replies · 755+ views
    The La Crosse Tribune ^ | July 22, 2009 | La Crosse Trib
    Freep this poll on the home page of the Trib website. The question is: which media person or politician do you trust the most. Palin, Rush, Biden, Obama and many others are on there. Have fun. The poll is on the right side of the page "below the fold."
  • VANITY: WR Grace Deficit Trials Ad by Ridley Scott

    04/05/2009 8:32:28 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 25 replies · 1,338+ views
    You Tube ^ | Sunday, April 5, 2009 | Rabidralph
    Back in '86, W.R. Grace, a multi-national chemical and everything else company, paid Oscar-winning director Ridley Scott to direct a commercial about Grace's concern for rising deficits. The commercial was made, but when WR Grace tried to buy airtime on the networks, they were refused. Isn't it interesting that no one brings up this commercial in the Age of Obama and it's only been seen 3,000 or so times on YouTube?
  • McCain Rally in La Crosse, Wisc.

    10/10/2008 6:59:41 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 31 replies · 2,392+ views
    Eyewitness FReeper Report ^ | Friday, October 10, 2008 | Me
    I went to the McCain Rally in La Crosse, Wisc. It was a lot of fun. Local candidates were there, as well as Tommy Thompson. There were about 5,000 people in the La Crosse Center, which is about what it holds for these type of rallies. Lots of enthusiasm from the crowd and McCain was fired up, as well. Enjoy the pictures, you can see more of them here.
  • It's time to drill, says Stark

    09/18/2008 4:52:23 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 11 replies · 310+ views
    Pierce County Herald (Wisconsin) ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2008 | Brady Bautch
    After visiting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) the Republican challenger for the Third Congressional District says it's time to open the area to oil drilling. "We need to depend more on domestic supplies and less on foreign oil," said Paul Stark. He noted the recent incursion by Russia into Georgia, which has a pipeline that supplies most of Europe's oil, as one reason to rely more heavily on domestic oil. Stark is challenging Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., of La Crosse. Along with other Republican congressional candidates, Stark visited ANWR in July.
  • Win a Trip to the RNC Convention in St. Paul

    05/26/2008 2:22:26 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 18 replies · 43+ views
    YouTube ^ | RNC
  • The Look and Feel of Newspaper Layoffs

    04/24/2008 6:07:32 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 21 replies · 125+ views
    April 18, 2008 | David Walker
    PDN online, (Photo District News) does not allow their material to be posted on FR but this is worth a look. A guy who works for the San Jose Mercury News has been so discouraged by the continuous layoffs in the news industry, he has started taking pictures of empty hallways and bulletin boards. You can read the story by clicking the link below. Read more here.
  • VANITY: FReeper Military Indoc. Advice Needed

    11/02/2007 4:34:53 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 70 replies · 191+ views
    rabidralph's cousin | Nov. 2, 2007 | rabidralph
    I would like to get some advice from FReepers who have served in the military, including guard and reserve. My female cousin, who is 38, has graduated with a degree as a chiropractor. She is in the middle of her board exams but wants more practical experience treating people. One of her high school buddies is in the Army (band) and suggested joining. She told my cousin to join as a National Guard band member for a couple years, get her student loans paid off and then switch to the medical field, either as a chiropractor or go as a...
  • Feingold’s farm bill not the hot topic in Blair

    08/16/2007 7:10:05 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 14 replies · 770+ views
    Arcadia News-Leader ^ | August 16, 2007 | Jessica Shawley
    U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) made his yearly appearance in Trempealeau County this Tuesday to a room full of anxious, opinionated, and frustrated citizens at the Blair-Preston Community Center. Feingold opened the listening session by calling attention to the upcoming Senate debate over the Farm Bill, a bill he stressed is very important for rural Wisconsin residents. He intends to fight for several provisions in the bill, including extending the MILC program, increasing support for local farmers and farmers’ markets, and increasing access to broadband internet in rural America. Not one member of the audience was interested in discussing the...
  • Cherokee Nation To Vote on Expelling Slaves' Descendants

    03/03/2007 9:06:01 AM PST · by rabidralph · 136 replies · 3,225+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, March 3, 2007 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    VINITA, Okla. -- J.D. Baldridge, 73, has official government documents showing him to be a descendant of a full-blood Cherokee. He has memories of a youth spent among Cherokee neighbors and kin, at tribal stomp dances and hog fries. He holds on to a fair amount of Cherokee vocabulary. " Salali," Baldridge says, his face creasing into a smile at the word. "Squirrel stew. Oh, that was good." What Baldridge, a retired Oklahoma county sheriff, also has is at least one black ancestor, a former slave of a Cherokee family. That could get Baldridge cast out of the tribe, along...
  • The Woman Behind The Room Behind Hillary Clinton

    02/01/2007 7:51:06 AM PST · by rabidralph · 115 replies · 2,477+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, February 1, 2007; H01 | Jura Koncius
    Rosemarie Howe has been quietly decorating Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's house on Embassy Row in Washington since 2004. So when the designer heard speculation on National Public Radio that the video Clinton posted on her Web site announcing her candidacy for president had been filmed in her Chappaqua, N.Y., home, Howe knew that wasn't so. Then, when TV pundits and bloggers started buzzing that the cozy room with its soft colors, homey furnishings and floral needlepoint pillow was a staged Madison Avenue backdrop, the Georgetown designer decided it was time to break her silence. "It's not a stage set," Howe...
  • New Trenches Await: Lineman Woods to Leave Maryland Early to Serve in Army

    12/22/2006 6:37:14 AM PST · by rabidralph · 24 replies · 745+ views
    The Washington comPost ^ | Friday, December 22, 2006 | By Marc Carig
    Maryland offensive lineman Donnie Woods is healthy, recovered from a head injury that required him to be airlifted from the playing field earlier this season. He remains on track to graduate with a criminal justice degree thanks to a full-ride scholarship earned with his aptitude for a game he started playing at age 7. He smiles easily under a mop of scruffy dark hair and has a face that looks as if it hasn't seen a razor since spring camp. And unlike where he's going, nobody will yell at him for it. It's one of the perks that comes with...
  • As the Rich Ride In, Many Are Priced Out of Homes on the Range

    04/13/2006 5:14:49 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 118 replies · 2,221+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 13, 2006 | Blaine Harden
    JACKSON, Wyo. -- In an era when the rich are the only income group getting richer, ever-larger waves of wealth are spilling in from the coasts and swamping the resort valleys of the Rocky Mountain West. The rich are coming not just to ski, mountain-bike or build imposing second homes. They are coming to stay -- or, at the very least, secure permanent resident status for tax purposes. The moneyed invasion is driving population growth rates that are among the highest in the nation. From Aspen to Jackson to Squaw Valley, high-net-worth individuals fill sleek restaurants night after night...
  • **NEWS ARCHIVES***President: FBI Needs Tools to Track Down Terrorists **NEWS ARCHIVES***

    12/20/2005 7:26:17 AM PST · by rabidralph · 8 replies · 431+ views
    The White House ^ | September 25, 2001 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Remarks by the President to Employees at the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI Headquarters, Sept. 25, 2001 THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Thanks. It's been my honor to come over to thank everybody for their hard work. I know there's a lot of folks here at the FBI who are working long hours. People are away from their families more than they want. But my presence here should assure you that I recognize the important contribution you make, and that the FBI and the wonderful men and women who work here are an incredibly important part of the army that...
  • Inauguration: Free Republic (WaPo interviews Kristinn Online)

    01/19/2005 7:48:01 AM PST · by rabidralph · 93 replies · 2,326+ views
    Washington Post Live Online Discussion ^ | Jan. 19, 2005 | Some guy
    Inauguration: Free Republic Kristinn Taylor Free Republic Washington Chapter Co-Leader Wednesday, January 19, 2005; 11:00 a.m. ET Not everyone demonstrating Thursday will by rallying against the current administration. Members of the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic, a conservative Internet based discussion forum, will gather to support “Bush, the men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces and their mission fighting the war on terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.” Kristinn Taylor, co-leader of the Washington chapter, will be online to discuss the group's plans as well as their support for President Bush and his policies. Submit your questions and...
  • Two Opposing Viewpoints; Familiar Faceoff

    01/19/2005 3:45:43 AM PST · by rabidralph · 15 replies · 879+ views
    The Washington Post's Camera Works ^ | 01/20/2005 | Christina Pino-Marina
    Two opposing activist groups have staged regular demonstrations in Washington since President Bush's 2001 inauguration. Click the link to see the videos.
  • Laura Ingraham auctioning Sigs!

    12/21/2004 7:22:09 AM PST · by rabidralph · 78 replies · 3,616+ views
    The Laura Ingraham Show ^ | 12/21/2004 | Me
    I was listening lightly and I heard her say 9mm Sig-Sauer and auction on her show. Auction starts around 10:40 AM, EST, today. Call into her show to bid. Money benefits children of fallen military members, I think that's what she said. The show's number is 800-876-4123. Listen live at
  • Pictures from DC Chapter Christmas Party

    12/10/2004 7:25:44 PM PST · by rabidralph · 59 replies · 3,967+ views
    Me ^ | December 10, 2004 | rabidralph
    I have posted my pictures from the DC Chapter Christmas party.
  • Vanity: COULTER ON INGRAHAM, coming up!

    12/07/2004 8:13:40 AM PST · by rabidralph · 35 replies · 1,703+ views
    Just heard on the radio ^ | 12/07/2004 | me
    Ann Coulter will be on Laura Ingraham's show this morning. Listen live on various internet and radio sites.
  • Army-Navy Game Tradition

    12/02/2004 5:38:35 AM PST · by rabidralph · 24 replies · 1,503+ views
    The Army-Navy game…the nation’s rivalry…the nation’s classic. This is the only college football game where tens of millions of Americans, at home and abroad, on the seas and under them, root for one team or the other on the first Saturday of every December. Yet, 99.9% of them are not alumni of either Annapolis or West Point. That is why the game has been the nation’s most enduring rivalry for nearly all of its 113 years and 103 games. For decades, it’s been the logical conclusion to each college football season, whether it was played on the Saturday following Thanksgiving...
  • FReep This Poll: Gay Marriage

    10/17/2004 2:10:11 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 23 replies · 952+ views
    Now? With Bill Moyers ^ | 10/17/2004 | Bill Moyers
    There's a poll at PBS asking for votes about gay marriage. Needs FReeping.
  • CAPTION: The Wonder Twins

    10/04/2004 6:39:25 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 34 replies · 3,168+ views
    Yahoo News link; AP Photos ^ | 10/04/204 | various photogs
    Right on,!
  • Caption: Mama T's Taste Test

    08/07/2004 6:29:38 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 69 replies · 2,001+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, August 7, 2004; Page A06 | Michelle Stocker, AP Photo
    John at least looks like he's drank beer before. Teresa has poured herself a nice glass of foam. Even the bottle is foamy. The original caption reads: Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, taste beers from brewmaster Kristopher Kalav, right, in Monroe, Wis.
  • CAPTION: Theresa at the Ball Park

    07/26/2004 4:08:25 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 97 replies · 3,468+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 07/26/2004
    I wonder what Theresa is thinking? Caption the Shovenator
  • Tell Yahoo why it's important to vote (make a video)

    03/19/2004 9:53:44 AM PST · by rabidralph · 2 replies · 112+ views
    Yahoo Web site ^ | Yahoo web site
    I was clicking out of my yahoo mail and this side ad appeared. It wants people to make a short video telling why it's important to vote. The best ads will be streamed on the Yahoo site. The small print says the group sponsoring the ad is a nonpartisan entity and it doesn't endorse any particular party or candidate. You can view other ads done by college students and others. Clever FReepers are encouraged to make their own video "rant" on voting.
  • Ward 8 Democrats Shelve Official's Ouster Over Slur

    12/15/2003 8:00:44 AM PST · by rabidralph · 11 replies · 169+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, December 14, 2003 | Yolanda Woodlee
    In a meeting that erupted into a shouting match, members of the Ward 8 Democrats voted yesterday to table a motion to remove the group's first vice president from office for calling a new member "poor white trash." Eugene Dewitt Kinlow, president of the political organization, read aloud a statement disassociating the group from the slur used by Mary Cuthbert at a meeting last month. "These comments are embarrassing," Kinlow said. "Our party welcomes everyone. We are aware there are increasing tensions between newcomers . . . and blacks and whites in our ward, as in other wards across the...
  • Time's Man of the Year (suggestions)

    12/14/2003 5:58:12 PM PST · by rabidralph · 6 replies · 86+ views
    Me | 12/14/2003 | Me
    The end of the year is fast approaching. Time's editors must be greatly relieved at Saddam's capture. Rather than consider President Bush for Man of the Year, the libs can spin that the deposed dictator has been the focus of our forces for nearly a year. Time loves to make dictators and other notoriou heads-of-state their Man of the Year. Why not Saddam? Remember, last year's Persons of the Year were those totally forgettable whistleblowers.
  • Change Atop Newsweek's Photo Desk

    06/12/2003 3:49:43 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 7 replies · 197+ views
    Photo District News' PDNewswire ^ | June 5, 2003 | Jay DeFoore
    NEW YORK—Sarah Harbutt, Newsweek’s director of photography for the last three years, has been forced out of the magazine, according to sources within the magazine. After news leaked out last Friday that Harbutt was leaving, Newsweek’s public relations department went into spin control. On Monday spokesperson Ken Weine refused to comment on what he called an "employee matter," although he insisted that Harbutt remained "a valued part of the Newsweek team." On Wednesday, Weine changed course, saying Harbutt has "resigned to pursue a book." Calls to Harbutt were not returned. Several of Newsweek’s contributors believe Harbutt was pushed out, citing...