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  • Secession? Let THEM Secede.

    11/17/2012 3:30:30 PM PST · by RightOnline · 85 replies
    Self | 11/17/12 | RightOnline
    Since the November 6, 2012 elections, resulting in significant Democrat Party gains (including keeping the White House), talk of secession has become rather serious. Such talk has been around for years. Travel to Alaska (I admit it's been years since I have been there, but I've visited courtesy of Uncle Sam three times) and you'll see secessionist literature everywhere...diners, wherever people gather. To a lesser extent, this has been true in Texas, as well (lived there for years). Alaska and Texas are admittedly the two most independent-minded States in our nation. Now....such talk isn't relegated to the pioneer-minded, two largest...
  • So I Saw "The Expendables 2" Today...

    09/03/2012 6:23:31 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 22 replies
    9/3/12 | RightOnline
    OK....a rainy day; decided to go see "The Expendables 2" today with my lady friend and my son. Just thought, for those who haven't seen it and are maybe thinking about it, I'd drop a thought or two here. First, if you haven't seen the original..."The Expendables"...get it on Netflix or rent the DVD. This one won't make much sense, really, unless you see it in the context of the first movie. The films' plots have zip to do with each other, but the characters, etc. need to be understood first. It opens with a serious 'bang'....literally. Very violent, VERY...
  • A Gift to My Musical FReeper Friends

    08/22/2012 10:41:49 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/23/12 | RightOnline
    Tough times. So many close to me are enduring such hard times. Our beloved country is under attack from so many forces. We deal with so many issues, problems daily.... I merely wish to offer the gift of music to my fellow FReepers. Music is a gift from God. I'm a guitarist of over 40 years; music has gotten me through so much.... Sit back....crank up your speakers.....and listen to one of the most amazing live performances you will ever hear. This is my man, Gary Moore....live, in Stockholm, in 1987 playing "Empty Rooms". If you don't know Gary's work,...
  • Michelle Obama's "All this for a damn flag" shown at three different speeds

    06/26/2012 4:12:19 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 49 replies
    Email / Youtube | 6/26/12 | Unknown
    I received this in an email this afternoon.......and it positively made my blood boil. "This one may turn your stomach........ Obama's Wife as Seen by Deaf People Obama and his wife were attending the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony and watched as the Color Guard folded the flag into a triangular shape, according to custom. A video camera caught the two from the sidelines. Obama's wife leaned over and said to him, " All this for a damn flag ?" Obama turned to her, smiled smugly and nodded his head in agreement.How do we know what was said? The video was presented...
  • They Just Don't Care

    06/21/2012 6:06:20 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 18 replies
    Self | 6/21/2012 | RightOnline
    Liberals....Democrats. The two terms have become, for all intents and purposes, synonymous. Let's just use "liberals" for the time being. In their heart-of-hearts, liberals know that: - Obama not only was ineligible to run for President, he was ineligible to run for the U.S. Senate...and they just don't care - Obama is utterly clueless; woefully unqualified, and demonstrates this daily...and they just don't care - Obama is a full-on Socialist, if not a Communist, with strong Muslim beliefs...and they just don't care - Obama has nothing but contempt for the very Constitution he swore on a Bible to uphold, making...
  • Need Air Rifle Advice

    05/13/2012 6:32:58 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 101 replies
    self | 5/13/12 | RightOnline
    Good day, fellow FReepers. I've come to the single best source of information/recommendations online....especially for advice on anything gun-related. Short version: I'm going to purchase an air rifle (aka "pellet gun"). Darned squirrels here have simply gotten out of hand, and it's time to take 'em out. Heaven knows I've tried everything else; little vandals simply don't take a hint. I've done a fair amount of research and, so far, I seem to have settled upon the Benjamin Marauder. Pricey, but reviews of this gun are stellar. Here are my questions, since I've never owned an air rifle: 1. What...
  • A Musical Interlude for your Morning

    04/08/2012 3:56:40 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/8/12 | RightOnline
    Some of you have already heard of this amazing singing group, but many of you have not. Let's fix that. Here's just a great little musical interlude for your Easter Sunday morning. No, it's not Easter music....but amazing, nonetheless. The group is called Perpetuum Jazille from Slovenia. I've picked three favorites to share with you, two of which are their renditions of songs by the band Toto (done a capella; as you've never heard them before). First, "Africa" (my absolute favorite); a stunning vocal arrangement (turn up your speakers, especially for the beginning "human rainstorm"): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09LQlfMmW7s Second, from the same...
  • Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dead at 64 (3/3/2012)

    03/31/2012 2:10:19 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 22 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 3/4/2012 | Greg Prato
    Ronnie Montrose, who is best known for his fiery guitar work as a member of the band Montrose, died Saturday. It is believed that the cause of death was prostate cancer, which he had been battling for the past few years. Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/guitarist-ronnie-montrose-dead-at-64-20120304#ixzz1qgRRM6jk
  • A New Recipe for Success in America

    03/28/2012 6:35:13 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 3 replies
    self | 3/28/2012 | RightOnline
    In light of the recent shooting of young Trayvon Martin in Florida and the subsequent hoopla surrounding the incident, I have finally come to a conclusion. No longer do black kids and their families have to look to professional sports or rap/hip-hop stardom as their sole avenues to success. We have a whole new paradigm; an entire new victimhood industry just waiting to be exploited with explosive growth potential. Allow me to explain how this works, ladies and gentlemen. First...you must be black. No exceptions. You don't have to be married, just have kids (preferably male). Then, do all that...
  • The War for America: Americans vs. DC, NY, LA

    02/13/2012 6:10:24 AM PST · by RightOnline · 31 replies
    Self | 2/13/2012 | RightOnline
    I won't pretend that there has been any one, single event or occurrence of late that has prompted this discussion. Suffice it to say that I'm absolutely, positively fed up as a Christian, a veteran, and as an American. I'm well into my 50's now, and in my lifetime I have never seen a more open, blatant attack on not only our freedoms as Americans but also our beliefs (e.g. Christianity in all of its forms), our sensibilities, and even our intelligence. There are multitudinous examples of enemies out there who loathe our country, our faith, our founding principles, our...
  • "For unto us a Child is born..."

    12/24/2011 3:09:28 AM PST · by RightOnline · 13 replies
    12/24/2011 | RightOnline
    As we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, as foretold in these opening words of Isaiah 9:6, I wanted to wish each and every one of you and your families a very, very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. God bless you all.
  • Need Handgun Advice (for a gift)

    12/08/2011 2:18:53 PM PST · by RightOnline · 64 replies · 1+ views
    12/8/2011 | RightOnline
    Hey, fellow FReepers. I've seen threads like this over the years but darned if I can seem to find or access any of them, soooooooo..... I'm looking for advice on a handgun purchase. The gun will be a Christmas present for my lady friend who happens to be a professional armed security officer (and supervisor, trainer, etc.,etc.). She currently owns a Glock .40 cal semi-auto (her work weapon) and a pretty sweet S&W .38 revolver. She's a CCW permit holder; well-trained. Since there are SO many FReepers here with scads of experience in such things, I'm looking for some suggestions...
  • So...if I actually 'ran' the Tea Party right now...

    11/12/2011 8:25:32 PM PST · by RightOnline · 14 replies
    self | 11/12/2011 | RightOnline
    With all of the disgusting news coming from the various so-called "Occupy Wall Street" functions across the country (aka "OWS"), replete with murders, rapes, public copulation, public defacation, filth, stench, attacks on police, disruption of businesses, attacking little old ladies, and various and sorted other examples of mayhem, a thought hit me. IF I was somehow "King of the Tea Party" for a day, I'd be marshaling the forces to ensure beaucoup Tea Party events ASAP. Why, you ask? Despite the ridiculously biased, lying, insipid coverage of previous Tea Party events in the past by the MSM, the contrast would...
  • Salute to FReeper Veterans; Check in!: THREAD #4

    11/10/2011 7:16:05 PM PST · by RightOnline · 129 replies · 2+ views
    self | 11/10/11 | Righ
    [Note to all: I've finally resurrected what was a tradition here for several years on FR....the "Veterans' Check-In". Much has happened since I started this...twelve years ago. Three of my five sons are now veterans, including a Bronze Star-winning Stryker platoon leader in Iraq back during the 'surge' days (FReeper "Future Snake Eater"), a combat videographer who jumped in so young I had to sign papers to allow him to serve, and a 'grunt' from Ft. Polk who just got back from Afghanistan). God bless them, God bless you all. I've included the original text from all those years ago...
  • To Any Who May Know Andrew Breitbart

    06/23/2011 3:57:05 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 19 replies
    self | 6/23/11 | RightOnline
    To any of my fellow Freepers or lurkers who may personally know Andrew Breitbart, please pass on the following to him. Andrew....love the name of your oranization. RightOnline has noble goals that I support 100%. God bless and Godspeed. I am compelled to add that I am supremely flattered that you chose to name your organization after little ol' me. I mean, I have had this name for nearly 13 years here on Free Republic, so obviously you have been so overwhelmed by the quality of my posts, you deemed it appropriate to memorialize the name. Color me humbled. OK...
  • The Last Thing That Went Through bin Laden's Mind

    05/11/2011 4:33:58 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 29 replies
    My twisted mind | 5/11/11 | RightOnline
    This, ladies and gentlemen, was the last thing to go through Osama bin Laden's mind before he died:
  • Pavlov's Monkeys

    04/15/2011 10:02:34 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 13 replies · 1+ views
    email; author unknown | 4/15/11 | RightOnline
    If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water. After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result ... all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to...
  • Sen. Byrd Dead

    06/28/2010 2:35:35 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 15 replies
    Fox News | 28 June 2010
    Fox News just announcing.....Sen. Byrd of W. VA. has died.
  • A Different Take on Greek Riots (What's Really Going On)

    05/07/2010 3:36:40 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 71 replies · 2,389+ views
    5/7/10 | RightOnline
    We've all been watching the video of the Greek riots of late. The coverage, even on Fox News, seems to be clearly implying that the Greek citizenry are angry over upcoming spending cuts due to Greece's horrific financial situation, need for EU bailout monies, etc. In effect, we are being told that this is just a bunch of spoiled brats who are used to sucking off of the public teat and are angry that their cushy pensions, etc. may be cut even slightly. Well, according to a conversation I had this afternoon, this is anything but the case. I have...
  • No Tax...Then No Voting

    03/22/2010 5:52:13 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 41 replies · 990+ views
    3/22/10 | RightOnline
    I may be alone in feeling this way, but I am now convinced that it is time to resurrect an old concept. You don't pay Federal income taxes (and I don't mean because you have ample write-offs)? You don't vote. Yes, I fully understand the complexities of such a stance. I know the cries of "Jim Crow" that will blare from the left-wing media, et al. Still, our recent history (culminating in yesterday's passing of Washington's biggest power grab in decades) shows the efficacy of such a policy. We've all seen the recent numbers that reveal what percentage of Americans...
  • You've Been Had...

    03/22/2010 5:25:13 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 37 replies · 1,179+ views
    3/22/10 | RightOnline
    America, you've been had. Let's talk about the American citizenry first, shall we? You didn't pay attention in school. You wafted through high school and eventually collected a worthless piece of paper (assuming you ever graduated) that declared you "educated". You weren't. You listened to years of liberal lies, smears, obfuscations, twisted "logic", inanities...and you bought them all. Aided and abetted by a far-Left major media, you allowed a smooth talking community organizer with a non-existent resume' to become President of the United States. You didn't care who or what he really was. You were told that none of that...
  • When you "can't remember"...

    02/23/2010 6:32:59 PM PST · by RightOnline · 70 replies · 1,769+ views
    Self | 2/23/10 | RightOnline
    OK OK.....I know this may seem a silly and simplistic topic/post in such an age. Still, I just wanted to share a little "trick" with my fellow FReepers that has served me very well over the years. I've taught this to many; all have been grateful. We all, especially us FReepers, take in so much information in a typical day (work, home, FR, TV, talk radio, etc.) that often it is very difficult to recall certain facts; certain information. You know that feeling...."..oh darn it, what's-his-name....I can't remember"; or "...oh you know, that movie with...ummm....dang it...". Here's the key: NEVER...
  • Is the bailout the end of Obama's Socialist agenda?

    09/24/2008 4:09:04 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 27 replies · 436+ views
    9/24/08 | RightOnline
    As I've listened to the discussions of the proposed financial market "bailout"....something has finally sunk in. OK, actually.....two things. First....it's going to be unbelievably expensive. We're all going to pay the price for the irresponsibility of Democrat policies/politicians and reckless Wall Streeters. Argue that all you wish, but that's a fact. Second.....as Mr. Obama goes about building his entire campaign on ridiculously expensive, Socialist programs for everything from health care to education to...yes...home ownership, how on earth can he continue to propose such HUGE price tags in light of this new, massive financial burden that is about to be placed...
  • Top 10 Ways to "Drop the Fat"

    01/21/2006 7:21:11 PM PST · by RightOnline · 96 replies · 3,221+ views
    Email newsletter from "TheVitaminBin.com" | Cathryn Majorossy
    I mentioned this superb list of rules/suggestions for fitness and weight loss in another thread, and my FReepmail box filled pretty quickly. :) To keep this brief: The Lovely Wife and I got into weight lifting (strength training) a few years ago, and one of the companies from whom we purchased sports supplememts (whey protein, etc.) issues a monthly email newsletter. This particular one I kept, because to my mind, it is the best......by FAR........encapsulation of the things we should all do to lose weight and keep fit. Anything and everything I have learned about fitness fit in these "rules"...
  • VANITY: So I Hit 50 Today....

    10/28/2005 8:20:07 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 232 replies · 2,577+ views
    My addled brain | 10/28/2005 | RightOnline
    No big deal to hardly anyone but me, but today.....ol' RightOnline turned the Big Five-Oh. The Half Century Club. Halfway to centenarian and greetings from the fat guy on the Today Show...... I just thought I would take a few moments, after a thoroughly wonderful day, to share a few things I've picked up or things I've reflected on today with my beloved fellow FReepers (and you ARE just that, beloved ......well, as a group....some of ya.....well.....) 1. Whatever 50 is supposed to feel like, I don't feel it. I lift weights 5 days a week and am in better...
  • Salute to FReeper Veterans; Check In!

    11/11/2004 3:57:16 AM PST · by RightOnline · 227 replies · 2,344+ views
    self | 11/11/2004 | RightOnline
    With Jim Robinson's permission (hopefully) and the cooperation of fellow FReepers, I'd like to reprise a "tradition" I began here some years ago on this Forum. Today is the day that we, as a Nation, specifically set aside to express our thanks to all who have donned a uniform, rendered a salute, said 'good bye' to loved ones to travel to distant lands, and otherwise committed themselves to the defense of the United States of America. This is your day, FReeper veterans. Whether you served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, or any other of the countless...
  • AF Academy renames "Bring Me Men" ramp

    09/23/2004 5:12:42 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 31 replies · 650+ views
    AOG email | 9/23/2004 | James A. Shaw, ‘67, Col, USAF (Ret)
    TO: All Graduates and Friends of the AOG SUBJECT LINE: Core Values to be New Words above the Warrior Ramp Below is information we received from the Academy today regarding the new words to be used above the Warrior Ramp. Because of our commitment to keep the graduate community and our friends informed on recent developments at USAFA, we are distributing this announcement as quickly as possible. James A. Shaw, ‘67 Col, USAF (Ret) President & CEO Association of Graduates After the “Bring Me Men” words were removed from above the Warrior Ramp in March of 2003 the Academy sought...
  • Newly Commissioned FReeper

    05/18/2004 9:19:19 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 163 replies · 351+ views
    self | 5/18/2004 | RightOnline
    It is with great pride that I, RightOnline, and The Lovely Wife (aka "RightOnlinesWife") announce the commissioning of our eldest son (oldest of our seven children), known to fellow FReepers as "Future Snake Eater", as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. F.S.E. was commissioned on Friday afternoon, then received his B.A. degree the following day from NC State University. Combined with his recent marriage to his lovely new bride at the end of February, this has been quite the past few months for the RightOnline household and Future Snake Eater. He will soon leave for Infantry Officer Training...
  • A Little Tension Breaker: Airline Humor

    03/21/2004 11:46:20 AM PST · by RightOnline · 63 replies · 2,834+ views
    Email from relative | 21 March 2004 | Unknown
    [We've all seen these kind of things before, but as a former AF airplane driver myself, have to say this was the funniest such collection I've ever seen. Hope y'all enjoy these as much as we did here.] ============================================================ Here are some conversations that airline passengers normally will never hear. The following are accounts of actual exchanges between airline pilots and control towers around the world. Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!" Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!" ============================================================ "TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees." "Centre, we are...
  • Salute to FReeper Veterans; Check in!: THREAD #3

    11/11/2003 4:05:30 AM PST · by RightOnline · 246 replies · 550+ views
    11/11/2003 | RightOnline
    Salute to FReeper Veterans; Check in!(Originally posted 11 Nov 1999) Salute to FReeper Veterans; Check in!: THREAD #2 (Originally posted 13 Nov 2000) While splashing some coffee into my eyes in a feeble attempt to wake up (early plane to catch this AM), I still wanted to take a moment and express my...and I'm sure "our"...appreciation to all of you veterans. We salute you on this Veterans Day for your sense of duty, commitment, honor, and sacrifice. Whether you served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, or any number of other "hot spots" around the globe, may...
  • A Word from the Ramstein Chaplain

    04/19/2003 7:16:42 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 6 replies · 383+ views
    Email from friend | 4/19/2003 | Unknown
    Received this in an email today, folks. Thought many of you might appreciate it. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you have worn the uniform this one will get you!!! A little background - The German Army is at Gates of all military installations in Germany providing entry control on a 24 X 7 basis to relieve US Forces that are in middle east.. A different perspective on our German allies. Our governments may be at odds over Iraq Policy - but Military understands Military Here are our Allies! Sunday, 30 March 2003 As usual I was running late. So, you can imagine my...
  • Tornadic Activity - North Carolina.......now

    02/22/2003 9:32:48 AM PST · by RightOnline · 21 replies · 278+ views
    2/22/2003 | RightOnline
    Just a heads up for fellow North Carolinians......one hell of a storm front heading towards the Raleigh area / central N. Carolina. Watch your news carefully; tornado WARNINGS in effect right now.
  • Enough of War Talk, etc., etc....on to a SERIOUS Topic!

    02/18/2003 4:25:59 PM PST · by RightOnline · 82 replies · 830+ views
    2/18/03 | RightOnline; RightOnlinesWife
    Now that all is decided except how much French tourists will be charged for parking tickets in post-war Iraq, I want to temporarily divert the attention of my fellow FReepers onto a truly serious topic. I'm talking, of course, about...........grilling. The Lovely Wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary yesterday, and as part of our mutually-decided "extended celebration" of our Silver Anniversary, we decided as one of our little fun things planned to get a new grill. Stop laughing. We like to grill. A lot. You see, we figured that all too often, couples that reach this point have...
  • Just Found Out......I Lost a Good Friend

    02/08/2003 6:44:07 PM PST · by RightOnline · 97 replies · 623+ views
    self | 2/8/03 | RightOnline
    I received an email early this morning from a stranger.........a stranger who sought me out to tell me that an old high school buddy had died, quite suddenly, of a heart attack. No, he wasn't famous. His name was Bruce Parker. We went to high school together in the early '70's in Huntsville, Alabama. Being close to the Tennessee border, a few of us would often get together and drive across the border to some little bar or liquor store (the drinking age was 18 in Tennessee in those days; you know, before Uncle Sugar blackmailed everyone into raising it...
  • Southern Humor/NC division: SPECIAL FORCES

    08/31/2002 8:02:11 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 15 replies · 237+ views
    email | 8/31/2002 | Unknown
    Some late breaking news on the affairs in the Middle East...... Southern Humor/NC division SPECIAL FORCES The Pentagon is developing a strategy to use a new elite special forces unit from North Carolina in search of remaining Taliban/Al Queda troops along the Afghan/Pakistan border. Billy Bob, Bubba, Boo, Jimmie, Scooter, and Cooter are being sent to the region after being briefed with the following information on the Taliban/Al Queda: 1. The season on 'em just opened and there's no limit. 2. They taste just like chicken if you grill 'em right. 3. They don't like pickups, George Jones, football, or...
  • The Enron Corporation: Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Violations

    01/14/2002 4:56:21 PM PST · by RightOnline · 23 replies · 293+ views
    Human Rights Watch ^ | 1999 | HRW staff
    Human Rights Watch’s mission is to protect and advance human rights, and our research and advocacy on corporate responsibility is shaped by these concerns alone. Human Rights Watch takes no position on trade or development policies per se. But in an interconnected world where very large and influential transnational corporations compete for finite resources and new markets, human rights and trade are increasingly intertwined. Companies that trade in essential commodities—oil, gas, or electricity—exemplify this phenomenon. In recent years, the energy industry has been embroiled in controversy because of its alleged involvement in situations of human rights violations throughout the world. ...
  • Clinton Library Opening...................sans Hillary & Chelsea??!!

    12/05/2001 3:28:50 PM PST · by RightOnline · 55 replies · 235+ views
    Fox News Channel report | 12/06/2001
    I apologize for the vanity, folks, but The Lovely Wife and I were just watching Sheperd Smith's report (sp?) on Fox News Channel..........and they showed footage of the official opening of Clinton's Presidential Library. Guess who didn't make the event? Believe it or not..............Hillary and Chelsea. "The First Black President"........."the greatest President to ever live", etc., etc.,..............Mr. "I Feel Your Pain", Mr. "Compassion" couldn't even draw the wife and daughter to his own Presidential Library opening. As my most-insightful, cut-to-the-quick-in-few-words Lovely Wife pointed out, "They're not even pretending any more, are they?"
  • Breaking: Coalition Unveils Secret Weapon in War Against Taliban

    10/17/2001 6:28:55 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 44 replies · 754+ views
    LAUNCELOT: Have we got bows? ARTHUR: No. LAUNCELOT: We have the Holy Hand Grenade. ARTHUR: Yes, of course! The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch! 'Tis one of the sacred relics Brother Maynard carries with him! Brother Maynard! Bring up the Holy Hand Grenade! MONKS: [chanting] Pie Iesu domine, dona eis requiem. Pie Iesu domine, dona eis requiem. Pie Iesu domine, dona eis requiem. Pie Iesu domine, dona eis requiem. ARTHUR: How does it, um-- how does it work? LAUNCELOT: I know not, my liege. ARTHUR: Consult the Book of Armaments! BROTHER MAYNARD: Armaments, chapter two, verses nine to twenty-one. SECOND ...
  • "Oh my Heck, Zeig Heil, okay?"

    10/11/2001 3:35:54 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 87 replies · 517+ views
    Editorial, written by a friend.........to be published soon | 10/11/01 | Anonymous.........for now..........but a friend
    "Sir, may I see your identification and permits?" "Ma'am, I need to inspect your house. There are too many cars coming and going from here." "Your business is closed for zoning violations. You don't meet my definition of a museum." Sound like Germany in the 30's? It does, doesn't it? Surprise! These quotes are taken not from SS troopers, but from city zoning officials, and not from Nuremberg, but from a little town called Provo in Utah, one of the most conservative states in the Union. Once, a decade or so ago, Provo and its sister city Orem were rated ...
  • Newest FReeper.........New Addition to the RightOnline Household

    09/27/2001 11:46:48 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 162 replies · 472+ views
    ummm..........RightOnlinesWife, I suppose | 9/28/01 | RightOnline
    Just wanted to share with y'all some good news, some news of life amidst all the terrible things of the last couple of weeks. The Lovely Wife [aka FReeper "RightOnlinesWife"] gave birth to our seventh child at about 10:00 Thursday evening, the 27th. It's a bouncing, PERFECTLY healthy baby boy (named Jared Scott [insert ROL's last name here]). He was 9 pounds, 6 ounces (believe it or not, making him one of our SMALLER babies at birth!), and a full 22" long. I won't bore you with the usual details Dad's run on about..................suffice it to say this went from ...
  • (Vanity - Tech Question) Do You Know FR's IP Address?

    09/22/2001 7:54:03 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 26 replies · 304+ views
    self ^ | 9/22/01 | RightOnline
    Sorry to suck up bandwidth with this, but I've had a technical problem driving me nuts all day. I actually have access here at home to 3 ISP's. Two of 'em? No problem. However, if I log onto Microsoft Network (MSN), I can get to any Web site........except FR. I'm stumped. I've tried everything I know to try. I even went to a Web site that ostensibly will give you the IP address of any URL. I did that with www.freerepublic.com, and it came back with 216.55.128.132. SOOOOOOO........I copied that into the address bar. Result? Zip. Nada. I'm actually now ...
  • How We Should React...........As Americans, As Individuals

    09/14/2001 7:33:44 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 26 replies · 381+ views
    self | 09/14/01 | RightOnline
    The dust still flies in the New York air over the massive piles of rubble that were once the proud twin towers of The World Trade Center. Brave rescue workers scramble tirelessly, around the clock, in the hope of salvaging that spark of life in some trapped under the wreckage. Pundits expound, politicians position (and most beautifully, patriotically, and highly appropriately), diplomats make long distance phone calls, reporters of the more responsible news outlets inform us, police/investigatory agencies track the perpetrators' trails, military men and women prepare. What, exactly, should we "average" citizens do in the aftermath of the horrific ...
  • An Open Message to the Muslim World

    09/13/2001 5:27:56 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 156 replies · 1,987+ views
    self | 9/13/01 | RightOnline
    I would like to take this opportunity to address the Muslim community around the world, especially in the wake of the horrific events that took place on American soil on September 11th, 2001. As untold millions of Americans stare in horror at the images of the World Trade Center or the Pentagon, we feel an emptiness in the pit of our collective stomach. We now feel the agony of mindless violence visited upon innocents within our nation's borders. We are stunned, we are nauseous, and ultimately...............we are increasingly angry. To compound this anger, we see images from Palestinian communities, Egypt, ...
  • Is It Time for a New "Concealed Carry" Category.........for Air Travel?

    09/11/2001 8:16:26 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 146 replies · 2,033+ views
    self | 09/11/01 | RightOnline
    In light of today's horrific events, wherein a group of highly-trained, highly-motivated terrorists apparently armed with knives and/or box cutters hijacked no fewer than four civilian airliners, I'd like to offer a proposal for your consideration. Is it time, in light of the state of our world today, for a new category of "concealed carry" licensing? Let's call it, for lack of better phraseology for the time being, CCW-ATQ (ATQ = "Air Travel Qualified"). What I envision is a category of armed citizens who are a subset of those with "CCW" licenses. They would undergo much additional training, akin to ...
  • Is It Time for a New "Concealed Carry" Category.........for Air Travel?

    09/11/2001 8:10:40 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 3 replies · 71+ views
    self | 9/11/01 | RightOnline
    In light of today's horrific events, wherein a group of highly-trained, highly-motivated terrorists apparently armed with knives and/or box cutters hijacked no fewer than four civilian airliners, I'd like to offer a proposal for your consideration. Is it time, in light of the state of our world today, for a new category of "concealed carry" licensing? Let's call it, for lack of better phraseology for the time being, CCW-ATQ (ATQ = "Air Travel Qualified"). What I envision is a category of armed citizens who are a subset of those with "CCW" licenses. They would undergo much additional training, akin to ...
  • Is It Time for a New "Concealed Carry" Category.........for Air Travel?

    09/11/2001 8:03:33 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 23+ views
    self | Day of Infamy | RightOnline
    In light of today's horrific events, wherein a group of highly-trained, highly-motivated terrorists apparently armed with knives and/or box cutters hijacked no fewer than four civilian airliners, I'd like to offer a proposal for your consideration. Is it time, in light of the state of our world today, for a new category of "concealed carry" licensing? Let's call it, for lack of better phraseology for the time being, CCW-ATQ (ATQ = "Air Travel Qualified"). What I envision is a category of armed citizens who are a subset of those with "CCW" licenses. They would undergo much additional training, akin to ...
  • Is It Time for a New "Concealed Carry" Category.........for Air Travel?

    09/11/2001 8:00:27 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 77+ views
    self | Day of Infamy | RightOnline
    In light of today's horrific events, wherein a group of highly-trained, highly-motivated terrorists apparently armed with knives and/or box cutters hijacked no fewer than four civilian airliners, I'd like to offer a proposal for your consideration. Is it time, in light of the state of our world today, for a new category of "concealed carry" licensing? Let's call it, for lack of better phraseology for the time being, CCW-ATQ (ATQ = "Air Travel Qualified"). What I envision is a category of armed citizens who are a subset of those with "CCW" licenses. They would undergo much additional training, akin to ...
  • Second Mid-Air Collision with Chinese Fighters

    05/17/2001 4:35:21 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 18+ views
    Unknown (email) | 5/15/2001 | Unknown Wag
    The alleged aggressor in this most recent air battle over the South China Sea Second Mid-Air Collision Associated Press: China Blames U.S. for Second Mid-Air Collision BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese officials have stated that they are holding the United States, "fully responsible" for today's mid-air collision, involving several Chinese aircraft and one American craft. This comes just weeks after a similar incident involving a U.S. spy plane. Officials have stated that at approximately 8:25 a.m., GMT, a squadron of Chinese F-8 fighters collided with the American Goodyear Blimp. The crash left over a dozen Chinese planes downed and the ...
  • Hugh Rodham: Something Stinks Here, Folks.......

    02/22/2001 6:34:35 PM PST · by RightOnline · 126+ views
    My suspicious mind | 2/22/2001 | RightOnline
    Imagine, just for a sickening moment, that you're Huge........sorry..........Hugh Rodham, Hillary!'s ne'er-do-well brother. Lawyer by training. Dirtball by bent. You convince some yahoos to pay you $400,000 to lick your brother-in-law's ear and whisper "Pardon my buddy". Oh yes; you'll probably have to split the fee with said brother-in-law (and/or your loving sis). Bubba-in-law comes through in spades, you collect. If you're a loser like Rodham and suddenly come into 400 large, what do you do? Do you sit on it thinking "Well, golly. I've done something wrong and even, well, possibly illegal. I'll have to verify that in my ...
  • We Went to DC and Look What We Brought Back

    01/26/2001 5:06:28 PM PST · by RightOnline · 242+ views
    self, Minolta Supreme Freedom Zoom Elite | 1/26/01 | RightOnline, RightOnlinesWife
    The Lovely Wife and I happened to wander up from Raleigh, NC to Washington, DC on Saturday, January 20th, which happened to coincide with Inauguration Day. Why, as fate would have it, we stumbled across one whale of a party at a place known as the Wyndham (pretty ostentatious spelling, eh?) Hotel. Well, we even took pictures of the goin's-on....and we've included a couple here and a link to a whole album's worth for you to gaze at in wonder. OK, sorry I'm in most of 'em........and the ones where I'm not? Well, I'm a lousy photographer, too..... RightOnline and ...