Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $13,499
15%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 15% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Articles Posted by SMARTY

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • ELENOR PARKER GONE...

    12/10/2013 4:58:10 AM PST · by SMARTY · 13 replies
    12-10-13 | Me
    Elenor Parker was one of my favorites and now she's gone.
  • EXTEND HEALTH The Bogus Exchange for Meicare

    10/31/2013 7:20:40 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 6 replies
    10-31-13 | Me
    My mother is being shoved off her plan (1-2014). She's 90 and I have called them twice to get her onto their BS Supplement and Part D. Both times, people with heavy accents answer and say they'll research ... while the line immediately goes to dead air! NICE For THIS she worked her entire life!
  • So, how much DOES he drink?

    09/26/2013 9:55:42 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 33 replies
    9-26-13 | Me
  • George Alexander Louis

    07/24/2013 10:43:34 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 113 replies
    7-24-13 | Me
    He is going to be 'George Alexander Louis'
  • "GRAPES OF WRATH" To be re made.

    07/03/2013 8:16:56 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 84 replies
    July 3, 2013 | Me
    I am reading that the film "Grapes of Wrath" will be re made. It’s a Dreamworks/Spielberg plan. I am so heartily sick to death of the Hollywood smarmy and criminally skewed interpretation of American life and American history. I don’t even want to think of the Liberal orgy of ‘I hate America’ this will be. All the while they are cashing in and living like royalty for ritually subverting the historical facts. Capitalism works… the inevitable boom and bust cycles are what hard working people save for and the reason that credit should always be avoided like poison. However,...
  • WHO HANDED HIM A KNUCKLE SANDWICH?

    06/19/2013 4:59:06 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 46 replies
    June 19, 2013 | Me
    It looks like he ran into a fist.
  • Inside the IRS Tea Party Scandal

    05/17/2013 5:56:59 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 4 replies
    Chronicle of Philanthropy ^ | May 17, 2013 | By Derek Lieu and Idit Knaan
    Documents and Multimedia Listen to Lois Lerner, head of the Internal Revenue Service’s tax-exempt division, discuss the agency’s audits during a meeting of the American Bar Association in Washington. See examples of questionnaires sent by the IRS to conservative advocacy groups seeking tax-exempt status. A January, 2012 letter from the IRS to an unnamed organization. . A February, 2012 letter from the IRS to a conservative group in Oklahoma . An April, 2010 letter from the IRS to the Albuquerque Tea Party . A January, 2012 letter from the IRS to Patriots Educating Concerned Americans Now . A February 2012...
  • IRS Rationale for Tea Party Scandal is Debunkedby Data

    05/17/2013 5:43:59 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 6 replies
    Chronicle of Philanthropy ^ | May 15, 2013 | Doug Donovan
    IRS Rationale for Tea Party Scandal Is Debunked by Data By Doug Donovan Applications for tax exemption from advocacy nonprofits had not yet spiked when the Internal Revenue Service began using what it admits was inappropriate scrutiny of conservative groups in 2010. In fact, applications were declining, data show. Top IRS officials have been saying that a “significant increase” in applications from advocacy groups seeking tax-exempt status spurred its Cincinnati office in 2010 to filter those requests by using such politically loaded phrases as “Tea Party,” “patriots,” and “9/12.” Both Steven Miller, the agency’s acting commissioner until he stepped down...
  • Groups Could Sued IRS over Delays

    05/17/2013 5:38:31 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 6 replies
    The Chronicle of Philanthropy ^ | May 15, 2013 | Suzanne Perry
    At least 32 groups that filed applications to become tax-exempt charities could have sued the Internal Revenue Service last year for taking too long to make a decision, according to a Treasury Department audit released Tuesday that faulted the agency for mishandling applications from groups that could be politically oriented. “Potential political cases took significantly longer than average to process due to ineffective management oversight,” said the report, which found that the IRS had inappropriately singled out conservative organizations that had words like “Tea Party,” or “patriots” in their names or focused on issues like government spending or taxes. The...
  • CRUISE CONTROL QUESTION (Vanity)

    04/12/2013 4:20:29 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 30 replies
    4-12-13 | Me
    This morning, I drove to work in the rain. It was raining all the way and it is a highway drive of about 35 miles. I didn't use the cruise control, because I was told that was not a good idea on wet pavement. Is that correct?
  • Vanity: THERE'S enough rage and hostility to choke the whole stable!!

    03/25/2013 10:41:09 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 9 replies
    3-25-13 | Me
  • 'Evita' the grifter!

    02/01/2013 6:25:19 AM PST · by SMARTY · 10 replies
    Feb. 1, 2013 | Me
    Does any one want to start a contest to see how long it takes for Evita to find another government trough to jam her nose into.
  • Kerry? Really??

    01/31/2013 4:58:39 AM PST · by SMARTY · 22 replies
    January 31, 2013 | Me
    Will the Swift Boat Vets oppose Kerry as Secretary of State? I can't think of a worse choice for the position (Except Hillary Clinton)! Kerry? That's not scraping the bottom of the barrel. It's lifting the barrel and going underneath!
  • East Coast Relief

    11/09/2012 9:31:04 AM PST · by SMARTY · 28 replies
    11-9-12 | Me
    This is really something. Americans rush massive and instantaneous aid to countries across the globe in a disaster situation. THEY get assistance almost overnight. Why not our own people on the coast?
  • RESPONSE TO CHARITABLE REQUESTS FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS

    11/09/2012 8:00:06 AM PST · by SMARTY · 72 replies
    11-9-12 | Me
    In the future, when I receive requests in the mail from organizations who want a donation, I will return the following note to them in their OWN postage paid envelope: Sir: The US government has hired people to take my money from me FOR you. As a result, it is impossible for me to continue contributions to charities of MY choice. If you need assistance, I suggest you contact the people the government has hired on your behalf. Thank you.
  • Discretionary spending...NOW!

    11/09/2012 5:26:58 AM PST · by SMARTY · 43 replies
    11-9-12 | Me
    I am sure you’ll get a kick out of this. There is a big push around here to get us to contribute to United Way… their annual coercion to make us ‘give’. Let me see if I get this right: Americans just elected a guy whose party has ALWAYS screamed: ‘The government can spend your money better then you can, get more out of your money than you can, provide more efficiently for the needy and disabled, assure that EVERYONE gets his/her fair share, etc…. and on and on’!!! NOW they think, after they virtually enabled the government to rape...
  • MY cultural dissidence!

    11/07/2012 4:42:42 AM PST · by SMARTY · 41 replies
    11-7-12 | Me
    In protest: • I will NOT be spending any money which I absolutely DO NOT have to. Let this ass hat turn the economy around WITHOUT MY money and largesse • I have no confidence in him or his abilities, so I will sit on any plans I had to make large and unnecessary expenditures… Example: No remodeling in the kitchen, etc. • I will be the turtle who is going to crawl into my shell and wait out the storm. • I will carry on and increase, if possible, my ‘cultural dissidence’ by withholding MY disposable dollars… I will...
  • TROUBLE WITH THE FR SITE?

    10/25/2012 9:35:59 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 97 replies
    October 25, 2012 | ME
    I am having a hard time with the FR site. It has been this way for a couple days. It's slow, herky jerky and I get a lot of 'document not found' and 'error'. What's going on? I can't do without FR during the election!
  • CHRISTMAS WINDOW LIGHTS

    09/21/2012 7:46:49 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 18 replies
    September 21, 2012 | Me
  • Little Johnny! (Vanity)

    09/17/2012 4:59:39 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 8 replies
    9-17-12 | Unknown
    The kids filed into class Monday morning. They were all very excited. Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on salesmanship. Little Sally led off. "I sold Girl Scout cookies and I made $30" she said proudly, "My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success." "Very good", said the teacher. Little Debbie was next. "I sold magazines" she said, "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events." "Very good, Debbie", said the teacher. Eventually, it...
  • Check out this survey

    09/06/2012 9:29:40 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 5 replies
    Unknown
    See what you get on this survey. http://www.isidewith.com/results/93080544
  • "Social Security Card History"

    08/29/2012 4:36:31 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 16 replies
    August 29, 2012 | Unknown
    With the elections just a little over 3 months away you'll soon be hearing some Democrats running for political office, warning how the Republicans want to take away the old people's Social Security. Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn't know this it's easy to check out, if you don't believe it. Be sure and show it to your family and friends. They need a little history lesson on what's what and it doesn't matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts: Social Security Cards, issued in 1934, and up until the...
  • "Why Grandpa carries a gun"...e mail from a friend

    08/28/2012 4:45:11 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 9 replies
    Unknown | Unknown | Unknown
    The Quintessential reason - Why Grandpa carries a gun: Please take time to read this and pay particular attention to "A Little Gun History" about half way down. Why Carry a Gun? My old grandpa said to me 'Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's when he becomes too old to take an ass whoopin.' I don't carry a gun to kill people. I carry a gun to keep from being killed. I don't carry a gun to scare people. I carry a gun because sometimes...
  • "This is the positive side of Mitt Romney. Lets see how the other side spins it !"

    07/13/2012 10:12:52 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 22 replies
    7-13-12 | Unknown
    Personal Information: His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old. His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan He was raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they five children. Education: B.A. from Brigham Young University, J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University Religion: Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints Working Background: After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary. After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law...
  • E Mail from my friend:

    05/08/2012 4:17:08 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 16 replies
    4-29-2012 | Kelly D. McMillan
    Fortunately I sold all the B of A stock I had in Mid 2007 prior to the collapse. I never bought their stock but the shares I had in a small well managed regional bank Barnett was bought out by Nations and when they and B of A merged I ended up with that awful company. Read the May 14, 2012 , Article in Rolling Stone magazine by Matt Taibbi: "too crooked to fail" if you have the time or inclination. This travesty below is not a one off or just politically correct decision - they are inept and corrupt...
  • Netanyahu Responds: An E mail from my friend

    03/08/2012 4:21:16 AM PST · by SMARTY · 10 replies
    Unknown | March 8, 2012 | Unknown
    Part ONE: Even those who aren't particularly sympathetic to Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu could get a good measure of satisfaction from this interview with British Television during the retaliation against Hamas' shelling of Israel. The interviewer asked him: "How come so many more Palestinians have been killed in this conflict than Israelis?" Netanyahu: "Are you sure that you want to start asking in that direction?" Interviewer: Why not? Netanyahu: "Because in World War II more Germans were killed than British and Americans combined, but there is no doubt in anyone's mind that the war was caused by Germany 's aggression. And...
  • FR Down Yesterday?

    02/29/2012 4:04:34 AM PST · by SMARTY · 39 replies · 3+ views
    February 29, 2012 | Me
    Yesterday, I could not get in to the FR site at all. What was that about?
  • THEY DIDN'T GET THE MESSAGE!

    02/02/2012 9:05:23 AM PST · by SMARTY · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Feb 2, 2012 | Unknown
    TAKES 10 SECONDS ... DO IT AND PASS IT ON Own a Gun? Please Keep This Moving Guess they were not happy with the poll results the first time so USA today is running another one... Vote now Attorney General, Eric Holder, has already said this is one of his major issues. He does not believe the 2nd Amendment gives individuals the right to bear arms. This takes literally 2 clicks to complete. Please vote on this gun issue question with USA Today. It will only take a few seconds of your time. Then pass the link on to all...
  • Just W O W !!!

    12/12/2011 5:11:49 AM PST · by SMARTY · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Unknown | December 12, 2011 | Unknown
    From my friend in the Military: F-35B...WOW! THIS IS THE MARINE CORPS VERSION OF THE F-35, AND THEY CAN'T WAIT TO GET DELIVERY. THE 'A' MODEL GOES TO THE AIR FORCE, AND THE 'C' MODEL IS THE NAVY VERSION. I'VE GOT A HUNCH THEY WILL BE FLYING THESE BIRDS INTO THE LATE 2030's. NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT FOLLOW-ON AIRCRAFT. Short video of an amazing plane from Lockheed Martin. http://www.aircraftowner.com/videos/view/f-35b---taking-stovl-to-a-new-level_1126
  • SPILLED MILK...Yuk!!

    11/03/2011 4:15:40 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 51 replies
    November 3, 2011 | Me
    This is AWFUL!! I spilled milk in the car and now it smells like something died in there? Does anyone have a hint about how to make this smell go AWAY?? My neighbor thought she was being funny and said, 'buy a new car'.
  • Cain campaigning against 'Conservative Racism'

    10/18/2011 8:51:09 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 9 replies
    10-18-11 | Me
    I just saw a pic of Cain: Where are all the racist Conservatives???? Are they the people in the background who showed up to hear Cain speak???? sarc
  • Can't find a puzzle from last week...help

    10/17/2011 5:33:44 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 21 replies
    October 17, 2011 | Me
    I didn't keep a puzzle that was here last week. I can't find it. It was a word game... find the words... Does anyone have it?
  • How the Stimulus Works

    10/10/2011 4:24:26 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 12 replies
    October 10, 2011 | Me
    I got this e mail from my fried:  THE STIMULUS AT WORK! Some have said that the stimulus hasn't saved any jobs, but here is a case where at least one job was saved Take for instance Oregon State University Athletic Director Bob DeCarolis. Now Mr. DeCarolis was considering firing their Basketball Coach....... Craig Robinson after an 8 -11 start (2-5) in the Pac 10 conference). When word reached Washington , Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter was dispatched to Corvallis with $17 million in stimulus money for the university. Thankfully,Craig Robinson's job is safe for another year Now comes...
  • First try at including a photo

    10/04/2011 6:38:31 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 49 replies · 1+ views
    October 4, 2011 | Me
  • "O" ... Looking BAD!

    10/03/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by SMARTY · 55 replies
    October 3, 2011 | Me
    Is it my imagination or does "O" look REALLY zoned out these days?
  • Palin's candidacy

    09/30/2011 10:05:59 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 28 replies
    Sept. 30, 2011 | Me
    Is it possible that Palin is in a kind of standoff with Evita? I mean... has the abysmal performance of "O", the likelihold of his being ommitted from the next national election and Evita possibly running for the DNC nomination herself, something that has kept Palin from announcing her intentions by now?
  • American Generosity

    09/15/2011 4:12:00 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 25 replies
    September 15, 2011
    As you open your pockets for the next natural disaster, please keep these facts in mind: The American Red Cross President and CEO Marsha J. Evans' salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses The United Way President Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits UNICEF CEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this...
  • Ron Paul and our MSM 'watchdogs'

    09/13/2011 7:25:30 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 4 replies
    Sept 13, 2011 | Me
    I am reading that Mr. Paul calls the US occupiers around the world. Maybe Mr. Paul can expand on the word ‘occupy’ Typically and in MSM parlance, ‘occupy’ brings up ugly graphics of jackbooted thugs who give a whole new dimension to the concept, rape/pillage/plunder. The US has never and will never impose that kind of ‘occupation’ on FRIEND OR FOE. I defy Mr. Paul to produce facts to the contrary. People who are or ever were LUCKY ENOUGH to host US troops, benefited enormously and likely would not be alive except FOR the presence of US troops. I hate...
  • HUMOR FROM MY FRIEND

    08/17/2011 7:08:31 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 14 replies
    8-17-11 | Unknown
    E mail from my friend: Pray for our president Psalm 109:8 My wife and I were in slow-moving traffic the other day and we were stopped behind a car that had an unusual Obama bumper sticker on it. It read: "Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8". When we got home my wife got out the Bible and opened it up to the scripture. She started laughing & laughing. Then she read it to me. I couldn't believe what it said. I had a good laugh, too. Psalm 109:8 ~ "Let his days be few and brief; and let others step forward...
  • MEMORIAL DAY

    05/27/2011 12:06:36 PM PDT · by SMARTY · 7 replies
    May 27, 2011 | Me
    I would like to say something about the men and women who serve in the US Military. On this Memorial Day (as always) I'd like to say how much I respect and admire the thousands of Americans who served in the past and who serve now in the defense of this country and American interests. What I know personally about the sacrifices and hardships of military service, I know from what my father told me. He is gone now, but I will never forget his quiet and sure conviction of having served honorably…and the dignity with which he and his...
  • Video: Assesment of Sharia

    05/11/2011 6:20:57 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Unknown | May 11, 2011 | Me
    My friend sent this to me, but didn't say who the speaker is. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I hope it has not been posted previously
  • GRAPE ARBOR

    05/10/2011 11:20:39 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 53 replies
    May 10, 2011 | Me
    I want to plant a grape arbor. What is the best grape tu plant?
  • BYE BYE JIHADI PARTY

    05/02/2011 8:52:25 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 3 replies
    5-2-2011 | Me
    Throwing a Bye Bye Jihadi pizza party here today at work!! Yipee!!!
  • Hummingbird Feeder

    03/14/2011 8:33:06 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 62 replies
    March 14, 2011 | Me
    I bought a hummingbird feeder. I wonder if anyone knows what I ought to put in the feeder.
  • ATTENTION:

    02/07/2011 8:01:32 AM PST · by SMARTY · 13 replies
    2-7-2011 | Unknown
    I got this in an e mail from my friend. Congressional Reform: The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure. This message asks each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those...
  • IMMIGRATION ... The AWOL issue?

    11/03/2010 9:58:13 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 20 replies
    Nov. 3, 2010 | Me
    I am not seeing much coverage of how/why positions on immigration affected the seismic Conservative message yesterday. I realize that of course, economics and health care refor are paramount. But I would have thought that immigration was at least as significant, since absorbing the expanding cost for undocumented's is part of the economic and health care crisis. No one is even mentioning how urgent this issue is.
  • HERE IN OHIO!!!!

    11/03/2010 4:45:44 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 15 replies
    November 3, 2010 | Me
    I would like to extend hearty congratulations to Kasich, Renacci, Portman, Creighton and Schuring!!!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!
  • FR site ... slow?

    11/01/2010 12:51:11 PM PDT · by SMARTY · 29 replies
    11-1-10 | Me
    The FR site is VERY slow and herky jerky today. Can I expect it will be shut down altogether tomorrow? Or, maybe tonight?
  • PBS Special Last Night

    10/26/2010 5:30:22 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 34 replies
    10-26 10 | Me
    Was anyone else able to catch the PBS program last night about the history of Indian wars in the American and Midwest? I missed a lot of it, but saw enough to make some observations. The art direction was spectacular!! However, the program was grinding the same old ax. America is awful and has no right to exist. Period. I mean, it was a perfect laundry list of all the evils of civilization! Of course, Native Americans were entirely blameless and the unqualified textbook image of the noble savage... far above the crude brutality of white settlers and the military....
  • Taleban On Verge Of Collapse After Surge Success, Allies Insist

    10/14/2010 12:42:50 PM PDT · by SMARTY · 35 replies · 1+ views
    London Times | 10-8-10
    Taleban On Verge Of Collapse After Surge Success, Allies Insist Top-level figures say the battle has developed 'irreversible momentum', Anthony Loyd reports from Kandahar The best Taleban commanders are dead or captured. Their men are harried and subject to constant attack and betrayal. They are under-equipped, overwhelmed and demoralised. In a word, the Taleban are losing. In Britain and America there may be doubt and confusion over the future of the Afghan war, but in southern Afghanistan the description of the Taleban insurgency by senior figures at the forefront of the fighting is bold and unequivocal. The troop surge is...