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Posts by Syco

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  • Reality check. What are you doing tomorrow? (Vanity)

    10/19/2012 9:10:03 PM PDT · 39 of 76
    Syco to ConservativeInPA

    Taking two of my sons to the Big Game in Berkeley, BEAT CAL!!!

  • Fox News Poll: Support for Obama Dips in Ohio (46 O-43 R)

    10/19/2012 4:20:08 PM PDT · 4 of 31
    Syco to Nifster

    What’s the overall makeup of the OH electorate?

  • Reprise: [Pat] Robertson Predicts 'Mass Killing' [in/after Sept 2007]

    08/28/2007 8:27:58 AM PDT · 29 of 53
    Syco to LM_Guy

    Oh I see. Thanks for the clarification.

  • Reprise: [Pat] Robertson Predicts 'Mass Killing' [in/after Sept 2007]

    08/28/2007 8:04:05 AM PDT · 16 of 53
    Syco to LM_Guy

    What?

  • Reprise: [Pat] Robertson Predicts 'Mass Killing' [in/after Sept 2007]

    08/28/2007 7:57:29 AM PDT · 9 of 53
    Syco to Syco

    “You may say to yourselves, ‘How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD ?’ If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.”
    Deuteronomy 18:21-22

  • Reprise: [Pat] Robertson Predicts 'Mass Killing' [in/after Sept 2007]

    08/28/2007 7:53:20 AM PDT · 5 of 53
    Syco to pacelvi

    According to the Bible, prophets don’t have “pretty good track records.” They’re either always right or they’re FALSE prophets. Pat Robertson is not always right. That really only leaves us with one alternative.

  • Videos won't make baby smart (Baby Einstein)

    08/08/2007 9:54:03 AM PDT · 11 of 41
    Syco to mngran

    I’ve never been a big believer in the whole “set your kid in front of the TV and turn him into a genius” thing. At the same time, I still question this “study”, at least to a degree. I don’t really believe that it’s the videos alone which are responsible for these results.

    I have a six year old who watched these as a child and he speaks and reads like a child several years his senior. If the videos have a negative effect on kids, he is definitely an exception. At the same time, he has two younger brothers who also watched the videos (though less of them) and they seem to be progressing normally in their language abilities as well.

    But here’s the thing. My wife and I did NOT use the vids as electronic baby sitters. We would sit there with the kids and talk to them about what as on the screen. “Look at the green frog. See the red dog jump.” That sort of thing.

    My wife made the comment when we first saw the report about this that if kids were suffering because of the videos it was probably because the parents were dropping their kids in front of the TV for hours and not interacting. I’ve certainly been guilty of letting them watch for half an hour or so unattended while I picked up the house, but no matter what you do, if you ignore a child for hours on end, they will develop much more slowly than a child who is nurtured and loved.

  • Shunned from society, widows flock to city to die

    07/05/2007 11:37:44 AM PDT · 43 of 58
    Syco to inkling

    You beat me to it. Jesus rules!

  • Media Ignore Latest Anti-Christian Violence in Iraq

    06/07/2007 10:36:06 AM PDT · 5 of 12
    Syco to Pyro7480

    Gasp! You mean our anti-Christian media would ignore anti-Christian violence? I never thought I’d see the day!

    -sarcasm off

  • MURTHA TO DROP OUT OF RUNNING [Update- Hoyer Wins!!!-Vote 149-86]

    11/17/2006 1:28:41 PM PST · 323 of 326
    Syco to djf

    I agree. While I still hate many of the positions of guys like Joe Lieberman, at least he isn't insane. The far Left (Murtha, Pelosi, et al.) are just plain crazy.

    Still, I think that if the American people are exposed to enough of their psychosis early on, we won't have to worry about a Dem controlled Congress for very long.

  • MURTHA TO DROP OUT OF RUNNING [Update- Hoyer Wins!!!-Vote 149-86]

    11/16/2006 8:33:23 AM PST · 12 of 326
    Syco to Brilliant

    A shame really. The more that the public sees of Nancy and Murtha, the more horrified they would become at the consequneces of their actions. If the Dems act HALF as irresponsibly over the next two years as they have in the past ten days, the GOP ought to easily recapture the House and Senate in '08.

  • Sen. John Kerry: 'I Apologize to No One'

    10/31/2006 1:44:17 PM PST · 54 of 87
    Syco to MNJohnnie

    John Kerry - The gift that keeps on giving. I think that this is Rove's October Surprise!

  • Two key thoughts on whether pollsters are reaching key groups of voters (different twist on issue)

    10/30/2006 10:58:26 AM PST · 3 of 10
    Syco to RDTHarley

    I know that's the case at my house. About four weeks ago I got so fed up with it that I immediately hang up as soon as I realize it's a pollster OR a GOP op asking for cash or my vote or whatever. They don't even get the chance to try to keep me on the phone anymore, I simply hang up. It's rude, but remarkably effective.

  • Media Having Secret Conference Calls With Dean

    10/21/2006 8:45:38 AM PDT · 21 of 47
    Syco to napscoordinator

    Because a large part of the clueless Center continues to get their news from those sources and they are being LIED to! Fortunately, with the dawn of the internet, the Old Media is losing it's grip and folks have far more options for news, but the MSM still has a strong reach and influence.

  • On the Trail: Is This '94? 5 reasons why this will be just like GOP revolution and 5 why it won't

    10/19/2006 10:07:08 AM PDT · 30 of 44
    Syco to SirLinksalot

    I'm not NEARLY as optimistic as Plurbis and a lot of these other guys, but almost all of the polls that I've looked at are seriosuly oversampling Dems and individual races are tighter than the national "snapshot" polls like presidential popularity/ job approval. This is probably NOT going to be a good year for the GOP but I don't see it as the blood-bath that '94 was to the Dems. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if we lose the House, though I also wouldn't be surprised if we retained it (though by a razor thin margin). The Senate is probably safe though, and that's a bigger prize anyway. Still, we ain't gonna add any seats as some have predicted, that's pretty certain.

    I'm prepared for losses, I just don't think it's going to be the bloodbath that the media hopes for.

  • Korea Changed the Subject for Republicans ... (But Bush has to produce)

    10/12/2006 10:15:34 AM PDT · 10 of 10
    Syco to IrishMike; claptrap

    First off, even if they were going to develop a nuke, Abe wouldn't telegraph it to the world. There's already plenty of talk about a regional arms race and Abe's too smart to add any fuel to that fire.

    But, given that reality, I totally disagree with the toe-sucker here (as I do on many other issues). Trying to limit nuclear proliferation is nothing like gun-control. If this was 1929 and it was an option it would have been really short sighted to encourage the Democratic Weimer Republic to develop nukes to counter Stalinist Russia (who was clearly a threat even then). All that that would have resulted in was a nuclear capable Hitler in the 1930's. My point is that, while Japan in 2006 is clearly a democratic ally of the U.S., there's no guarantee that it will still be democratic in 2016, or 2026, or 2056. There's even less of a guarantee that it will always be a U.S. ally.

    I understand that we need a counter to Chinese agression, but I think that we have one in our OWN nuclear arsenal, not to mention our amazing conventional arsenal. We could accomplish the same goal of checking the Chinese by threatening to arm Taiwan with American nukes (which we would keep under strict American control) if they didn't go along with our efforts to strangle the North Koreans through sanctions.

    I'm simply saying that, as usual, Morris is oversimplifying things. Yes, in the short term it would be in our interest to see a nuclear armed Japan, but nobody knows what the future really holds, and there are better options to dealing with this situation on the Korean Penninsula. Nuclear proliferation, even among our allies is a VERY dangerous game with some very scary potential outcomes.

  • Washington Post/ABC News Poll Tremendously Skews Democrat Respondents

    10/10/2006 2:00:56 PM PDT · 3 of 89
    Syco to AT7Saluki

    If anything, the feeling among many of my friends is that the GOP is RE-gaining momentum after the Foley fiasco. North Korea isn't helping the Dems any and the concensus is that the Left pulled their October surprise a bit too early.

    My feeling... this is wishful thinking on the part of the MSM.

  • North Korea 'could test bomb this weekend'

    10/06/2006 2:49:28 PM PDT · 18 of 25
    Syco to MadIvan

    Then we're thinking the same thing. Amazing that the English speaking world seems to have practically cornered the market on sanity in the past few years (with the frequent exception of Canada).

    Unfortunately it also means that Kim probably DOESN'T underestimate us. He knows that no matter what he does, our threats have no real teeth, or won't be enforced.

  • North Korea 'could test bomb this weekend'

    10/06/2006 2:46:55 PM PDT · 17 of 25
    Syco to Joe 6-pack

    Thanks. Interesting. I've often thought that a terrorist attack on a major holiday would be that much worse. Something like this would obviously be a disaster.

  • North Korea 'could test bomb this weekend'

    10/06/2006 2:41:17 PM PDT · 15 of 25
    Syco to MadIvan

    Ivan,

    Out of curiousity what do you really think the rest of the world will do? I know what we OUGHT to do, but, let's face it, the planet is currently populated with a bunch of head-burying pansies.

  • North Korea 'could test bomb this weekend'

    10/06/2006 2:23:59 PM PDT · 10 of 25
    Syco to Joe 6-pack

    For someone who really doesn't know beans about the Koreas, could you please elaborate?

  • Attacks threatened over Pope's words (the Vatican threatened)

    09/16/2006 7:37:17 AM PDT · 3 of 88
    Syco to Dark Skies

    What concerns me is that the Vatican seems to be capitulating to these goons. They are issuing statements like "The Pope meant no offense."

    Ya know what, if the Vatican doesn't stand it's ground they're going to come out of this the way they did after WWII when they didn't take a STRONG stand against the Holocaust. They need to grow a backbone and say, "Yeah, Islam IS evil and violent, and you morons are just proving the point!"

    But I'm not gonna hold my breath.

  • Pope's speech stirs Muslim anger (ROP Alert)

    09/14/2006 10:16:31 AM PDT · 56 of 100
    Syco to Maceman

    You sir, win the award for Post of the Day! You're absoultely right! EVERYTHING angers them. Kinda like Democrats.

  • Extremists slam our Steve

    09/14/2006 10:03:51 AM PDT · 5 of 10
    Syco to MarkeyD

    Not funny. Too soon dude.

  • FREEP THIS POLL! Stop The Homosexual Agenda in California!

    08/23/2006 1:39:03 PM PDT · 6 of 22
    Syco to JustaDumbBlonde

    Thanks! You don't seem dumb to me!

  • FREEP THIS POLL! Stop The Homosexual Agenda in California!

    08/23/2006 1:23:52 PM PDT · 1 of 22
    Syco
    People, please please please take five minutes and do this, especially if you find yourself in the People's Republic of Californistan! Arnie may be Clintonian in his relying on polls, but maybe this time we can use that to influence him in the direction of sanity!
  • 9/11 book rankles Presbyterian faith

    08/18/2006 10:13:10 AM PDT · 33 of 36
    Syco to Terabitten

    The same thing happened to the Lutherans. In the mid-70's the big church was the LCMS and it split when the liberals in that body walked away with about a third of the membership and merged with several smaller Lutheran bodies to form the ELCA. The really tragic thing is that at the time the bulk of them were still pretty solid, but there were some real lefties in the mix who took the church in a scary direction. At the same time, the remnant in the LCMS (which was a very solid body doctrinally) got a bit reactionary and, I believe have OVER-reacted to the point of being too insular and losing site of the Great Commission. In total it's been a tragedy for Lutheranism in North America as a whole.

  • 9/11 book rankles Presbyterian faith

    08/18/2006 10:06:57 AM PDT · 32 of 36
    Syco to maxter

    Which one? I attended MPPC in Menlo Park when I was in college and it was a pretty good church with solid teaching (though that was a long time ago). There was talk of leaving the PCUSA but they didn't want to face the fight over their property. The biggest problem with being a part of a church like PCUSA is that when you leave, they still technically own the property and the church building and it takes a monster court fight to wrest control from them. Of course if they cared more about truth than their building they'd just walk away which is what many havge done.

    I agree with what someone else said on this thread. The PCUSA is an apostate church. They are "post-Christian" which is not really Christian at all. (This isn't to say that there aren't many fine Christian people and pastors in the PCUSA, but the denomination is no longer teaching Christian truth. Other bodies like the PCA and the PEC are much more doctrinally sound, faithful bodies.

  • Tuesday and Thursday

    08/14/2006 2:51:54 PM PDT · 20 of 22
    Syco to KC_Conspirator

    Agreed KC. Nevertheless, the campaigning usually really gets going in September and I expect nothing less this year. Remember 2004? In August Bush was looking pretty vulnerable, but it didn't turn out that way.

    And Dick Morris... well, you said it. I ALWAYS bet against Morris.

    Still, anything could happen.

  • Tuesday and Thursday

    08/14/2006 10:24:52 AM PDT · 10 of 22
    Syco to KC_Conspirator; FlipWilson; Reagan Man

    I was worrying about this election a lot but I'm starting to rethink things. After the Lamont victory last Tuesday a number of talking heads including such Conservatives and Fred Barnes and Charles Krauthammer were saying that it might signal a "short term" victory for the Dems (meaning the mid-term election) despite it's potentially disasterous effect for them in the long term. Then came Thursday and the foiling of the British Air Plot and it hit me. Everybody's assuming that nothing will happen between now and November. But what if something does?

    The Feds just busted some Pakistanis in Michigan with a potential connection to a plot to blow up a bridge. There was obviously the British Air Plot. What if something else happens. Americans may have short memories but we're like a swarm of bees when somebody hits us. If ANYTHING were to happen between now and November there are two things that would be a near certainty. Lieberman would hold his seat as an Independent (something which is a victory only in light of his Democrat opponent) and the GOP would easily keep control of Congress.

    The Dems have beat the peacenick drum so loudly that they won't be able to distance themselves from it for another generation. If something happens in September or October (like a crazy Iranian attacking Israel or a suicide bomber in the Holland Tunnel) my feeling is that the Dems are sunk NOW.

    Any thoughts?

  • Dems Move Closer to McGovern's Losing Formula

    08/09/2006 2:48:43 PM PDT · 49 of 54
    Syco to DM1

    True, but the state GOP allowed him to get on the ballot because they didn't think it was at all possible for them to face anybody but Lieberman, and they were obviously quite wrong. True, he's driven by his ego, but that smell of gunpowder is still the aftermath of a classic Republican foot wound.

  • Dems Move Closer to McGovern's Losing Formula

    08/09/2006 8:11:39 AM PDT · 17 of 54
    Syco to Rocko

    Truth is Reagan wasn't even Reagan in 1968. His loss to Ford in 1976 was a blessing in that it made him re-examine his own thinking. By his own admission, he didn't become the Reagan that we all know and love until after that loss. It was then that his conservative impulses really began to fully gel.

  • Dems Move Closer to McGovern's Losing Formula

    08/09/2006 8:09:09 AM PDT · 16 of 54
    Syco to taxcontrol

    NO WAY, NO HOW! The Republicans have been trying to get Schlesinger to step aside and replace him with a more viable candidate, but he's refusing. The guy is plagued with scandal and many republicans won't vote for him. His current polling shows only about 13% if the election were held today in a three way race.

    Another example of the GOP shooting itself in the foot.

  • China to test its 'artificial sun'

    07/31/2006 11:36:14 AM PDT · 10 of 70
    Syco to Dustbunny

    Nah, they're a Total1tarian, Communistic regime. They can't POSSIBLY be a contributor to global warming. Only us evil capitalists are capable of that!

  • Iran pledges 'support' for Syria if attacked

    07/17/2006 4:38:59 PM PDT · 7 of 12
    Syco to freedumb2003

    Dont get me wrong. Israel is MORE than capable of taking care of itself. Im just saying that we would have to get involved if the Iranians tried to move against Israel, and the Iranian Mullahs would lose more than a few military installations.

  • Iran pledges 'support' for Syria if attacked

    07/17/2006 4:30:22 PM PDT · 4 of 12
    Syco to CindyDawg

    I wouldn't be worrying about ISRAEL if I was Iran. The world's strongest military has a beachhead in their backyard and if they try anything I think that Bush will be doing more than a little cussing.

  • US 'could be going bankrupt'

    07/15/2006 9:58:59 AM PDT · 4 of 198
    Syco to Babu

    If WE'RE going bankrupt, I wish that the author would explain how every European nation keeps it's head above water the way that they spend money for their socialist paradise.

    I know that they're incapable of pulling their weight in international "peacekeeping" but they still spend WAY too much on cradle to grave welfare.

  • A Question of Manliness

    07/12/2006 11:36:41 AM PDT · 45 of 78
    Syco to CGVet58

    I'm not worried about me. I know who I am and I don't need validation from anybody. I'm a guy and I like it. I worry about my kids. My sons are just entering school and they have to put up with a ton of crap from the Looney Left about alternative lifestyles. I had to explain to my four year old yesterday why he couldn't bring a flourescent green squirt gun to school with him because there are some people who are just paranoid and nutty in this world. I want my sons to be comfortable being guys and it pisses me off that they're being told by so many "institutions" that there's something wrong with that.

    And the tag... let's just say it fits me.

  • A Question of Manliness

    07/12/2006 11:13:50 AM PDT · 34 of 78
    Syco to Mr. Jeeves

    I saw it and just rolled my eyes. The Left will NEVER get it. They are the problem in a nutshell.

  • A Question of Manliness

    07/12/2006 11:11:09 AM PDT · 30 of 78
    Syco to Paradox

    Bubba? You mean Billy Jeff Clinton? I couldn't agree more!

  • A Question of Manliness

    07/12/2006 11:09:58 AM PDT · 28 of 78
    Syco to Redbob

    Also one of my heroes, But I'll stick with WWJD. He was the ULTIMATE man.

  • A Question of Manliness

    07/12/2006 10:58:16 AM PDT · 20 of 78
    Syco to Thrusher

    Okay, given! Still, despite his gay term he's got a pretty good point.

  • A Question of Manliness

    07/12/2006 10:54:31 AM PDT · 15 of 78
    Syco to Mazda3Fan

    Exactly! Feminists want men to feel guilty for being men. They've had the bullhorn for a long time and they have told us all that being a man means that you're a jerk, a caveman, or a bully. That's not the case. CS Lewis, George Washington, Ronald Reagan, St. Paul. These are my heroes. These are men! These guys were NOT jerks, or bullies, or cavemen. They were men who understood that to BE a man meant taking responsibilty and being willing to sacrifice for your family and your community.

  • A Question of Manliness

    07/12/2006 10:39:57 AM PDT · 1 of 78
    Syco
    This is a GREAT article. Read it in it's entirety. I don't really fully agree with his view of modern day America, but it's hard to argue that we're not a more "manly" nation than just about anywhere in Europe.

    As a man in his mid-thirties who is trying to raise three young boys I pray that his general theory of a "Menaissance" is correct. Our culture has suffered for decades under the unrealistic and suffocating theories of radical feminism and it has led to a breakdown of male responsibilty in large sectors of our culture.

    Perhaps men and women should be seen as political equals but that doesn't mean that we're the SAME. Men are better at some things than women! Women are better at some things than men! Any honest observer of humanity could tell you this if they'd take off the politically correct blinders.

    As a man, I know more and more other guys who are slowly saying enough is enough. We're angry and we're beginning to demand changes. We love our wives and we don't blame women in general. We blame the institutions (our churches, schools, government, and media) that have cemented the worst of radical feminism in our culture. We're no longer willing to allow those institutions to tell us how to live and how to raise our families.

    As one example, I meet with a group of men from my church every other Monday for a men's small group. Our church is dominated by a simpering metrosexual pastor (who hails from Europe) who has dismantled every mens ministry opportunity in our congregation over the past three years while simultaneously expanding an already robust womens ministry. This despite the fact that I, and several other men, have volunteered to take the ball and run with it to breathe new life into our mens ministries. All of the guys (save one) in my group are fed up, and we're ready to walk. We're not leaving Christianity or the church in general, but we are looking for a new church home where we will be allowed to be men.

    I know that this is sort of a rant and I apologize, but I'm tired of being told that I'm wrong for wanting to be a MAN. Not a macho idiot, but a MAN! A man who wants to love and protect his wife and raise up a strong family. I simply thought that this article was well written and offers a glimpse of hope for men and manliness on this side of the Atlantic. I do feel sorry for the poor Brits though.

  • A young Winston Churchill analyses Islam

    02/09/2006 10:17:51 AM PST · 22 of 49
    Syco to wmileo; massgopguy

    What I find terribly disturbing today is that the nut job leaders of Iran believe that they can bring about the coming of the Mahdi very soon. Apparently there is a belief among Muslims that the Mahdi will come after a great conflagration and unite the human race. They believe that he will literally bring order after a period of great chaos. Analysts believe that if Iran gets a bomb they may attempt to usher in this period of chaos by using it. Apparently Iran's Ahmadinejad believes that they can bring about the coming of the Mahdi by 2007.

    The scary thing is that Christian's believe in the Mahdi too. We just call him the anti-Christ.

  • Bush to say terrorist attack thwarted

    02/09/2006 8:54:11 AM PST · 120 of 203
    Syco to LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

    I think LA is compensating for something.

  • Five Santa Cruz churches target of 'hate crime'

    02/07/2006 3:11:55 PM PST · 32 of 43
    Syco to taxesareforever

    Southern Baptist churches are not "black" churches by definition. In fact, the historic split between the Southern Baptists and the American Baptists occurred as a result of the Civil War when the Southern Baptists supported the Confederacy and the American Baptists supported the Union. The differences today are more along theological lines. But no, they are not black churches. Billy Graham is a Southern Baptist and while there are plenty of black Baptists they aren't all Southern.

    These attacks were not racially motivated. They are motivated by a general hatred of all things perceived Christian. The broad nature of the targets (Lutheran, Catholic, Episcopalian, Baptist) shows that the attackers are truly ignorant in their hatred. They don't even know where some of these denominations stand politically. The Catholic and Southern Baptists are typically more conservative while the Episcopals are liberal and the Lutherans could be either (depending on their affiliation - ELCA or LCMS). In any case, at least some of these churches are likely to be of the pseudo-Christian leftist variety while some are probably more orthodox. Since I spent a great deal of my misspent youth in the Santa Cruz I tend to agree that this is probably the work of some granola munching Liberal and not Islamists. It doesn't fit Osama's M.O. He'd just blow 'em all up.

  • CA: Governor Faces Revolt in GOP

    12/07/2005 10:39:14 AM PST · 4 of 16
    Syco to NormsRevenge

    Two thing. First, most of us have already given up on Arnie. It's not enough to just have an R by your name when they show you talking on the news. This guy is a RINO if ever there was one, and I'm the type who will often argue with other Freepers who use the term RINO for every Republican out there. Secondly, Pete Wilson will never help Arnold's cause among conservatives. He's not exactly a conservative himself and had a great deal to do with the GOP's slide into obscurity in this state during the late '90s.

    My take on the whole thing. Arnold's goose is cooked. He can't possibly win re-election and won't even run again if he's smart. If he DOES run again, the party should disown him and run a true conservative in his place. They'll lose, but they could start to rebuild and could set up victories in 2010 and beyond by beginning to build some more name recognition beyond the Governator.

  • Under Three Trees

    12/05/2005 7:59:06 AM PST · 7 of 12
    Syco to GAB-1955

    This is awesome! Thanks. What a great thing to read on a Monday morning amid all the bad news. Merry CHRISTmas!

  • Matthews to run for lieutenant governor (Chris Matthews' brother)

    11/28/2005 2:20:16 PM PST · 11 of 28
    Syco to My2Cents

    Yup