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  • A Boom & My House Shook

    05/07/2014 8:32:35 AM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 17 replies
    Vanity
    I was sitting at my Computer here in Pinellas County ,Florida this morning and there was a loud boom and my house shook. News reports said it's related to military exercises in the Gulf Of Mexico. Anyone else hear it?
  • Scaring Florida Seniors With A Push Poll

    05/04/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 20 replies
    May 4, 2014 | Vanity
    I just received a phone call asking me if I would vote for the Republican or Democrat in the upcoming Congressional election. I selected Republican and they launched into all kinds of negative stuff about Republican David Jolly including comments like he would vote to turn Medicare into a voucher system. I hung up.
  • Customer Service Failure

    12/31/2013 8:48:13 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 29 replies
    Vanity
    I ordered a pair of shoes from Online Boot Store last week and they haven't shipped them yet but they have charged my credit card. I called customer service today to check on the order. They put me on hold and said I was number 7 in the queue. Then they slowly counted down until I was number 1 in the queue. Then they came on and said: Due to large call volume they couldn't take my call. I emailed them and told them to cancel the order.
  • Fennelly: An uneasy Heisman handoff

    12/15/2013 6:56:32 AM PST · by Retired Chemist · 28 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 12/15/2013 | Martin Fennelly
    It was supposed to be closure: New York City, bright lights, big announcement, people standing, the applause, Jameis Winston holding the trophy over his head, his beaming parents, all the smiles. And somewhere out there, probably his lawyer. Here was the dilemma for some of us: To cheer or not to cheer? I cheered not.
  • 'Walter' Biden

    09/01/2013 8:55:04 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 21 replies
    Vanity | Retired Chemist
    Anyone else notice the recent picture of Joe Biden standing next to Obama. I sure thought he again looked an awful lot like Jeff Dunham's puppet Walter.
  • Anybody out there from the Elmira, New York area

    07/27/2012 1:59:00 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 12 replies
    Vanity
    Just wondering what's the latest on the damage from the tornado that struck yesterday afternoon.
  • "Marco Rubio Doesn't Have Enough Experience To Step In As President"

    03/23/2012 5:55:59 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 120 replies · 3+ views
    Fox News Channel | Vanity
    Lou Dobbs and Bill O'Reilly were discussing Marco Rubio as a possible VP contender and O'Reilly said Rubio doesn't have enough experience to step in as President. Dobbs replied saying Obama didn't have any more experiencce when he became president and O'Reilly had to agree.
  • NetFlix Screw Up

    10/20/2011 6:34:00 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 32 replies
    Vanity
    Just tried to access my DVD Queue on Netflix and it is gone. Called customer service and was told they deleted some Queues when making software changes and were working to get them back.
  • Anyone Else Notice?

    10/19/2011 2:32:27 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News Channel | Vanity
    Is Shep Smith losing weight or what? He sure looks gaunt.
  • I Thought Cris Wallace's hair was going to blow off

    09/21/2011 5:34:28 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 12 replies
    Fox News Channel | Vanity
    When he was being interviewed by Bill O'Reilly
  • Bank Of America Problem

    02/28/2011 6:02:33 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 21 replies
    Vanity
    30% of the site is down making it slow or impossibe to access according to an online rep I just talked to. Apparently it's a hardware problem and they have no estimate as to when it will be back to normal.
  • Former President Bush Will Be On Leno's Show Tonight

    11/18/2010 6:08:28 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 53 replies
    Vanity
    I thought some of you might be interested
  • Bill O'Reilly: Shill for Obama

    07/13/2010 5:46:51 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News Channel | Vanity
    He made me mad with the way he treated Palin the other night and he went after Laura Ingraham tonight. He gives Obama a pass om most issues. I'm going to find something else to watch at 8 pm.
  • House Reconciliation Bill Increases Medicare Advantage Cuts To $220 Billion

    03/18/2010 3:34:11 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 28 replies · 1,491+ views
    Fox News Channel | Vanity
    FNC just reported that the House Reconciliation bill increases the cuts to Medicare Advantage to $220 billion. The Senate bill cuts $150 billion
  • Phone Call To Senator Bill Nelson On ObamaCare

    03/01/2010 3:11:27 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 10 replies · 476+ views
    Vanity
    I called Senator Bill Nelson's Tampa office today and asked if he will vote for ObamaCare if it means the end of Medicare Advantage for 900,000 Florida seniors. I was told he has no statement to make on that issue.
  • Rubio Fundraising Tactics

    02/26/2010 9:23:39 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 10 replies · 347+ views
    Vanity
    In the past couple of months, I've received two calls from the Rubio campaign soliciting campaign donations. Each time I have pledged an amount and they have sent me an envelope with my pledge amount and a return envelope. I have sent checks for both donations and the checks have cleared my bank but they keep sending me notices saying they have not received my donations. I don't know whether it's sloppy bookkeeping or just an attempt to solict more money from me.
  • Hotmail Down?

    08/13/2009 8:01:00 AM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 4 replies · 277+ views
    Vanity
    Anyone else having problems with Hotmail?
  • "Insurance Company Boondoggles And Inefficiencies"

    07/20/2009 11:15:07 AM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 8 replies · 327+ views
    Vanity
    I just heard Obama talking about "Insurance Company Boondoggles And Inefficiencies." What makes him think a government run program will do any better?
  • Rick Warren's Easter Message On Fox News Channel preempted

    04/12/2009 9:46:18 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 32 replies · 1,684+ views
    Vanity
    I came home from my part-time job and set down to watch Pastor Warren's Easter message on Fox News Channel. Half way through they cut to a news alert announcing the release of Captain Philips and never returned to the message. I tried to watch it again at midnight but Geraldo was on. Anybody know where I might watch the remainder of the message?
  • Scam?

    12/12/2008 11:50:32 AM PST · by Retired Chemist · 24 replies · 873+ views
    Vanity
    I just received a call from a very pushy woman who asked me if I was aware of all the free programs for seniors that will be available under the Obama Administration. I tried to find out who she represented and she would not answer. She was insistent that I make an appointment for someone to verify whether I am eligible for any of these programs. I finally hung up on her.
  • Chambliss Video

    12/06/2008 8:04:24 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 11 replies · 851+ views
    Vanity
    What's the story on the video that's all over the internet that allegedly shows Chambliss groping his granddaughter? Who was behind it?
  • Anti-Clean Coal Ad Running On Fox News Channel

    12/04/2008 6:27:08 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 15 replies · 889+ views
    Fox News Channel | Vanity
    Fox News Channel has been running an ad all day long that ridicules clean coal technology. I finally got fed up and turned it off.
  • E.D Hill To Leave Fox News Channel

    11/19/2008 4:30:02 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 24 replies · 1,391+ views
    media bistro ^ | 11/17/2008
    She's been with them for 10 years. They did not renew her contract.
  • How Obama Got Elected...Interviews With Obama Voters

    11/17/2008 7:49:00 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 22 replies · 1,186+ views
    You Tube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm1KOBMg1Y8
  • Shepherd Smith Jumps All Over Nader Because Of His Obama "Uncle Tom" Comment

    11/06/2008 5:45:51 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 23 replies · 1,621+ views
    Fox News Channel | Vanity
    Shepherd Smith was absolutely indignant that Ralph Nader used the term "Uncle Tom" when referencing Obama and called him on it. I wonder if he felt the same way when Michael Steele was called an "Uncle Tom?"
  • What's The Story On E. D. Hill?

    11/03/2008 5:45:58 AM PST · by Retired Chemist · 23 replies · 1,861+ views
    Vanity
    I haven't seen E. D. Hill on FNC recently. Anyone know why she hasn't been on?
  • Shep Smith (FNC) Tears Into McCain Spokesman For Bringing Up BIll Ayers

    10/21/2008 4:11:13 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 69 replies · 2,223+ views
    Studio B On Fox News Channel | Vanity
    Did anyone hear Shep Smith tear the McCain spokesman a new one for bringing up Bill Ayers on his program this afternoon.
  • I Wonder Who At School Told My Granddaughter This:

    10/05/2008 7:18:49 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 36 replies · 1,341+ views
    Vanity
    My 7 year old granddaughter came home from school the other day and told her mom that she wanted Obama to be elected to show the country that it's okay for a brown person to be President.
  • Kondracke: Palin in not qualified to be VP

    08/29/2008 5:27:48 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 117 replies · 374+ views
    Vanity
    Mort Kondracke said on Fox tonight that Palin is not qualfied to be VP. He also thinks Obama is presidential material because he's been running for the job for three years.
  • Barack America! ...and his sidekick, Jo-Jo

    08/23/2008 7:11:10 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 1 replies · 79+ views
    Vanity
    Barack America! ...and his sidekick, Jo-Jo A member on another forum I frequent thought they would make good comic book heroes.
  • Fox News Channel Doing A Hit Piece On McCain?

    08/19/2008 5:17:41 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 89 replies · 98+ views
    Vanity
    The first few minutes has been nothing but negative.
  • Hotmail Account Problem

    04/15/2008 8:33:02 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 37 replies · 2,284+ views
    Vanity
    My Hotmail account is being bombarded with undeliverable mail messages that I did not send. They are in a foreign language. Any ideas as to what is going on. I have sent a message to MSN support.
  • Poor Customer Service Haunts Verizon's Rollout

    04/06/2008 5:25:37 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 10 replies · 31+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | Alril 6, 2008 | Editorial
    I recently went back to Verizon for land line service after having trouble with phone service provided by my cable company. I ended up with a higher price than the marketing guy quoted me and they made it very difficult to get the discounts I was promised. After reading this editorial, I find I'm not the only one having trouble.
  • Chris Wallace In the Tank For Obama?

    03/21/2008 8:33:58 AM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 46 replies · 1,432+ views
    Vanity
    Chris Wallace really went after the Fox and Friends crew this morning for spending a too much time discussing Obama's just a typical white person remark. He needs to move over to MSNBC.
  • Question on Doctor Ethics

    12/10/2007 6:31:54 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 5 replies · 21+ views
    Myself
    Is it ethical for my doctor's office to call me and tell me that I would be better off in a HMO than traditional Medicare and then recommend a couple of HMO's.
  • The Glue That Held The Network Together Today

    04/12/2007 12:40:37 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 12 replies · 301+ views
    Fox News Channel | Vanity
    Fox News Channel spent quite a bit of time today covering the successful rescue of a horse trapped in mud in Texas. Shep Smith wondered if the story was " the glue that held the network together today." It prompted emails from pet owners who thoght the remark was inappropriate.
  • Geraldo On Fox & Friends (I turned it off)

    02/22/2007 4:36:45 AM PST · by Retired Chemist · 107 replies · 2,616+ views
    Fox News Channel | Vanity
    Geraldo was on Fox & Friends this morning. They had a college Republican on as a guest who club had started a 'Find the Illegal Alien game. Geraldo launched a vicious tirade against him and I turned it off.
  • How does one reply to mail from fellow Freeper

    01/18/2007 7:40:28 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 16 replies · 359+ views
    Vanity
    I received a mail message from a fellow Freeper and don't know how to reply to him. Would appreciate help from someone.
  • Snow Job

    01/08/2007 8:41:13 AM PST · by Retired Chemist · 327+ views
    blogs.indystar.com | 01.06/2007 | Varvel
  • Pelosi's Not A Typical Catholic-Italian Grandmother

    01/06/2007 6:38:55 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 22 replies · 1,153+ views
    Cagle.com | 1/05/2007 | Lester
    http://www.cagle.com/working/070105/lester.jpg
  • Rep Jefferson Gets Standing Ovation From Congressional Black Caucus

    01/05/2007 8:16:35 AM PST · by Retired Chemist · 36 replies · 1,239+ views
    Fox news Channel | 1/05/2007 | Fox & Friends
    It was reported on Fox News Channel this morning that Rep. Jefferson received a standing ovation from the Congressional Black Caucus for his reelection to Congress
  • Air Conditioner Maintenance Question

    12/01/2006 6:59:47 PM PST · by Retired Chemist · 14 replies · 330+ views
    Me
    I have a Heil 3.5 ton package A/C unit. A tech from my service company did a tune-up on the unit today. In the past, the techs have pulled the top off the unit to clean the evaporator coil. This tech did not pull the cover but marked on the check list that he cleaned the evaporator coil. Did I get short changed on this tune-up?
  • Fundraising Question

    10/02/2006 4:41:52 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 5 replies · 166+ views
    Myself
    I received a call today from a group calling themselves the United States Navy Veterans Association who claimed they were raising money to send packages to the troops. Is this a legit organization?
  • Need Help With Computer Problem

    07/30/2006 3:42:06 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 40 replies · 2,096+ views
    Myself
    When I sart up my computer I get the following dialogue boxes. Windows Installer: Preparing to Install Norton AntiVirus 2006: Please wait while Windows configures Norton AntiVirus 2006 Norton AntiVirus 2006: Norton AntiVirus 2006 does not support the repair function. Please uninstall and reinstall If I click on the Norton box in the right hand lower corner of my display it says all Norton installed programs are working properly. What do I need to do?
  • Lebanon Evacuees being provided with 90 days of room & board?

    07/20/2006 8:09:06 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 4 replies · 172+ views
    Vanity
    Glenn Beck said tonight that the U.S. is providing 90 days of room & board to evacuees from Lebanon. Anybody know what he is talking about.
  • Online Bill Pay & Critical Payments

    07/16/2006 11:54:04 AM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 4 replies · 175+ views
    Vanity
    I recently scheduled a payment through my bank's online bill payment system. The payment was for my homeowner's policy which is due July 30th and will be cancelled if not received by then. When I scheduled the payment it indicated the payment would be made by mail and would be delivered by July 13th. I received a message on July 13th that the payment had been delivered. I have now found out that the "delivered on' message means only that the bank cut a corporate check for my payment, mailed it out and deducted the amount from my checking account....
  • Photo IDs Required For Voting In Mexico

    07/03/2006 6:47:53 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 6 replies · 158+ views
    Myself
    I was watching a clip on PBS that showed people voting in Mexico. The poll workers were matching photo IDs with pictures in the voter registration book. Sounds like something we should be doing here.
  • Rush Limbaugh's Attorney Roy Black Responds to Media Inquiries

    06/26/2006 7:04:47 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 730 replies · 30,288+ views
    MIAMI, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Roy Black, Rush Limbaugh's attorney, issued the following statement today in response to several inquiries by the media: While going through routine Customs inspection of luggage at Palm Beach International Airport upon his return from an international trip, Rush Limbaugh was detained by customs agents after they noticed a non-narcotic prescription drug, which had been prescribed by Mr. Limbaugh's treating physician but labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes. After a brief interview, Mr. Limbaugh was permitted to continue on his journey.
  • Grand Ole Opry Legend Billy Walker Dies In Wreck

    05/21/2006 4:11:47 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 6 replies · 679+ views
    FT. DEPOSIT, Ala. - Billy Walker, the Grand Ole Opry legend whose hits included "Charlie's Shoes" and "Cross the Brazos at Waco," died in a wreck along an Alabama interstate on Sunday. He was 77. Walker was killed with three others when a van they were riding in ran off Interstate 65 south of Montgomery and overturned, state troopers said.
  • Need Help Finding Article

    02/12/2006 4:50:58 AM PST · by Retired Chemist · 10 replies · 193+ views
    Can anyone give me a link to a story about NBC's putting riflescope crosshairs over President Bush's picture a couple of years ago.