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  • Just a Friendly Reminder (getting a jump on Friday Silliness)

    09/11/2014 7:29:31 PM PDT · 5 of 10
    theneanderthal to gymbeau

    I own a 92 MR2 turbo that begins to fly the front wheels at
    just under 100mph. Horsepower and redline guarantee 147mph.

    Do backflips while airborne demonstrate flying?

  • Remembrance Archive: Free Republic Threads From 9-11-01

    09/11/2014 7:14:27 PM PDT · 493 of 495
    theneanderthal to the OlLine Rebel

    Never forget, never ever forgive! Forgiveness isn’t in my dictionary. Vengeance is!

  • Woo hoo!! Over the top!! Thank you all very much!! FREEPATHON

    09/06/2014 10:02:52 PM PDT · 156 of 178
    theneanderthal to dynachrome

    My thanx also to the persistent folks who drive the bus, and to our host!

  • Cheating Hubbies: However Smart You May Be… You Will Be Caught

    09/03/2014 8:04:47 PM PDT · 69 of 75
    theneanderthal to WXRGina

    “You’re certainly NO neanderthal!”

    Oh but indeed I may be!

    Current research into cave drawings seems to indicate neaderthal intellect being comparable to cromagnon. That coupled with the genetic traces would be consistent. (grin)

    In either case I do love my bride!

  • Cheating Hubbies: However Smart You May Be… You Will Be Caught

    09/02/2014 8:29:15 PM PDT · 57 of 75
    theneanderthal to WXRGina

    Sigh indeed. My bride of 37 years is referred to by me as just that, my bride.

  • Man is guilty of murder after his dogs (pit bulls) kill woman

    08/31/2014 8:27:51 PM PDT · 59 of 150
    theneanderthal to PAR35

    “In any event, a typical pit bull owner.”

    Really, a “typical” pit owner?

    I guess that makes me atypical.

    I have a german shepheard pit cross male and a pit bitch.

    It’s worth your ass to encroach upon my property. When I welcome you the dogs want to play ball. The quarter horses
    and “donkey” reserve opinions.

    Watch out for Jack!

  • USC cornerback Josh Shaw injures both ankles jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew

    08/29/2014 8:02:30 PM PDT · 33 of 33
    theneanderthal to NonValueAdded

    Yeah, but a very good reason to throw some bucks to our host
    and reconsider, and contemplate, our prejudice.

    FreeRepublic allows our collective voices an avenue to step right upon our lower lips. Struct speechless by our shame we can learn to listen.

    The collective wisdom of our community is indispensable to
    our nation’s survival.

    Grandios? Sure.

    Freepers can and have influenced national politics.

  • Pushing Back Against the Darkness of Ferguson and the Big Apple!

    08/28/2014 8:23:13 PM PDT · 11 of 19
    theneanderthal to upchuck

    “That’s three times the author uses the word ‘pass’ when I think he means ‘past.’ “

    Yeah grabbed my attention also. Our language is evolving
    rapidly.

    What was the term, ebonics?

    These racial divisions are becoming tiresome. Our American
    conglomeration is evolving faster than prejudice can survive.

    Love your neighbor, consolidate your hood, and prepare to
    repel invaders.

    Our world is rapidly becoming ungovernable.

  • USC cornerback Josh Shaw injures both ankles jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew

    08/27/2014 8:22:03 PM PDT · 31 of 33
    theneanderthal to theneanderthal

    Dang, I guess I should have followed the link to the domestic abuse story before addressing Mr. Roth.

    That is precisely the reason we need to support Free Republic.

    Freepers can dissect an issue, provide provenance, and point the way forward better than any source on the web.

    Go send some bucks to our host!!!!!!!!!

  • USC cornerback Josh Shaw injures both ankles jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew

    08/27/2014 8:06:34 PM PDT · 30 of 33
    theneanderthal to Hyman Roth

    I guess we can agree to disagree?

    I’m an old guy and former lifeguard.

    The hero’s action was immediate, commendable, and stoopid.

    In an emergency situation one applies whatever knowledge, experience, and awareness one has.

    Leaping from a 20 foot balcony and missing the pool sounds to me like a drunken fool trying to do, in his mind, the right thing.

    The resultant injuries, well stupid comes with a price tag.

  • USC cornerback Josh Shaw injures both ankles jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew

    08/26/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · 26 of 33
    theneanderthal to Hyman Roth

    Well thank you sir. I prefer to consider myself pragmatic but
    you can pick your head from wherever it is apparently lodged. Do you want to buy a hint?

  • USC cornerback Josh Shaw injures both ankles jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew

    08/25/2014 9:17:25 PM PDT · 11 of 33
    theneanderthal to MrShoop

    “According to USC’s RipsIt Blog, Shaw was attending a function at his cousin’s apartment when he looked down from the second-floor balcony and saw his 7-year-old nephew, who cannot swim, had fallen in the pool and was struggling to stay afloat.”

    How far is the stairwell? Does the doofus know how to do the
    Heimlich? Who knows?

    Just the two cents worth from a guy who knows a bit.

    Jumping from a two story balcony, twenty feet onto the
    concrete pool deck?

    Dooofus!

  • USC cornerback Josh Shaw injures both ankles jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew

    08/25/2014 8:48:04 PM PDT · 7 of 33
    theneanderthal to FlJoePa

    Doofus!

    Don’t react, act!

    Kid could have been under water and breathless for two minutes or so without harm.

    Take the stairs, flush his lungs, apply breaths and chest compressions as needed.

  • Nearly 11 million Americans on disability at the end of 2013

    08/22/2014 8:23:08 PM PDT · 16 of 17
    theneanderthal to kabar

    “What is going to happen is that T-bills from the SSTF will be shifted to the SSDI Trust Fund.”

    Yeah, gets better all the time. The long term insurance provider, (Metropolitan) after having shifted one half their obligation to SSDI, is now fishing my medical providers for an allowance to continue their retreat from their obligation to me.

    “Well no Ms I haven’t seen a doctor in the last year because
    I don’t have medical insurance.”

    Then, wait for it.

    After one year on Social Security Disability Medicare is automatic.

    Gooberment promises, corporate promises, FED promises, Quantatative Easing promises, the end is neigh.

  • Why Hoboken is Throwing Away All of its Student Laptops

    07/29/2014 7:11:56 PM PDT · 58 of 72
    theneanderthal to afraidfortherepublic

    For some students puters are a huge and beneficial advancement.

    My son graduated HS in 2001. He started his freshman year in
    a computer lab. Learned two programming languages, self taught himself several other languages, opened the first website dedicated to the truncated Windows software driving PDAs and caused the inevitable call from a nitwit ast. principal complaining that my son had destroyed their entire system.

    He had caused all text entries to appear white.

    The doofus started in on me with the cost to repair their
    trashed system and the consequences yada yada.

    I thought it was a great end of the year prank. It was hard to be stern while biting back the giggles. Son fixed their system with a few key strokes in the lab.

    I guess I should have hidden my DOS handbook rather than pointing out it’s location to the little snot.

    Makes his living as a heavy equipment operator, go figure.

  • 5 Reasons Black Men Havent Advanced Over The Last 40 Years.

    07/27/2014 8:52:28 PM PDT · 26 of 101
    theneanderthal to 2ndDivisionVet

    My last boss, an early 40s black guy, had me forcibly retired, against my will. I’m a late 50s white guy. Presumably retired for physical reasons. I was employed with a multinational.

    I think the entire situation will level out as me march through on down the road to civilized human beings.

    “Time heals all wounds.”

  • MO: Shooting Intruder in Back Justified

    07/23/2014 11:14:31 PM PDT · 17 of 17
    theneanderthal to marktwain

    A truly skilled operator is way better than this old hunter.

  • MO: Shooting Intruder in Back Justified

    07/17/2014 9:07:30 PM PDT · 14 of 17
    theneanderthal to marktwain

    One ounce of lead is sure to ruin something. Scientists of that art rare.

  • Woo hoo!! We need your support to keep FR going strong!! [FReepathon Thread XV]

    07/17/2014 8:57:43 PM PDT · 91 of 121
    theneanderthal to RedMDer
    Idealism! Throughout history, some men had sought the ideal, and most had called it freedom. Only fools expected absolute freedom, but wise men dreamed up many systems of relative freedom, including democracy. They had tried that in America, as the last fling of the dream. It had been a good attempt, too.

    The men who drew the Constitution had been pretty practical dreamers. They came to their task after a bitter war and a worse period of wild chaos, and they had learned where idealism stopped and idiocy began. They set up a republic with all the elements of democracy that they considered safe. It had worked well enough to make America the number one power of the world.

    But the men who followed the framers of the new plan were a different sort, without the knowledge of practical limits.The privileges their ancestors had earned in blood and care became automatic rights. Practical men tried to explain that there were no such rights—that each generation had to pay for its rights with responsibility. That kind of talk didn't get far. People wanted to hear about rights, not about duties.

    They took the phrase that all men were created equal and left out the implied kicker that equality was in the sight of God and before the law. They wanted an equality with the greatest men without giving up their drive toward mediocrity, and they meant to have it. In a way, they got it.

    They got the vote extended to everyone. The man on subsidy or public dole could vote to demand more. The man who read of nothing beyond sex crimes could vote on the great political issues of the world. No ability was needed for his vote. In fact, he was assured that voting alone was enough to make him a fine and noble citizen. He loved that, if he bothered to vote at all that year. He became a great man by listing his unthought, hungry desire for someone to take care of him without responsibility. So he went out and voted for the man who promised him most, or who looked most like what his limited dreams felt to be a father image or son image or hero image. He never bothered later to see how the men he'd elected had handled the jobs he had given them.

    Someone had to look, of course, and someone did. Organized special interests stepped in where the mob had failed. Lobbies grew up. There had always been pressure groups, but now they developed into a third arm of the government

    Lester Del Ray from a story written in 1957.

    Prophetic writer of what most now call speculative fiction, then called science fiction.

  • Woo hoo!! We need your support to keep FR going strong!! [FReepathon Thread XV]

    07/17/2014 6:48:33 PM PDT · 89 of 121
    theneanderthal to RedMDer

    I just renewed my membership in the 300 club. Thank you for your efforts.

  • MO: Shooting Intruder in Back Justified

    07/17/2014 6:24:06 PM PDT · 11 of 17
    theneanderthal to marktwain

    My 12ga Savage with a rifled slug is good for game at about 100yds and three inch high hold point. Anything else is a mortar.

  • From His Cold Dead Hands: When Should Grandpa Give Up His Guns?

    07/05/2014 10:10:38 PM PDT · 14 of 39
    theneanderthal to 2ndDivisionVet

    When the family is able to provide 24-7-365 assurance of coverage and capable of providing safety. I would still keep a fallback option. Give it up? Not likely.

  • Fed Biz Opp Posting Jan. 2014: Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children

    07/02/2014 7:52:35 PM PDT · 18 of 41
    theneanderthal to TigerClaws
    A counter to the move eludes me. This thing is SLICK!

    Kids in concentration (refugee) camps. Huge numbers reported? Sympathetic media reporting the party line, "the kids endangerment in their native lands."

  • Federal Court Grants Hearing on IRS Email Destruction to Judicial Watch

    06/27/2014 7:31:00 PM PDT · 3 of 8
    theneanderthal to Whenifhow
    Yepper, nothing to see here. Emails? So sorry, lost with the crash.

    Why do I feel like I just got caught watching porn?

  • National Park Service plans to ban drones over 84 million acres

    06/24/2014 8:11:19 PM PDT · 20 of 23
    theneanderthal to theneanderthal

    Sorry for stuttering. Freaking helicopter overflights!

  • National Park Service plans to ban drones over 84 million acres

    06/24/2014 8:04:12 PM PDT · 17 of 23
    theneanderthal to 2ndDivisionVet

    “No redress, just WHAM! One hobbyist activity (rc areal photography) disfavored over another (rock climbing) banned in millions of acres of federally controlled land. Maybe the rock climber should go scale a freeway overpass and leave the pristine wilderness to the rc hobbyists. That would be just as arbitrary.”

    I believe I misattributed the quote.

    Drone is target if only the gooberment is allowed to fly.

  • National Park Service plans to ban drones over 84 million acres

    06/24/2014 8:04:10 PM PDT · 16 of 23
    theneanderthal to 2ndDivisionVet

    “No redress, just WHAM! One hobbyist activity (rc areal photography) disfavored over another (rock climbing) banned in millions of acres of federally controlled land. Maybe the rock climber should go scale a freeway overpass and leave the pristine wilderness to the rc hobbyists. That would be just as arbitrary.”

    I believe I misattributed the quote.

    Drone is target if only the gooberment is allowed to fly.

  • National Park Service plans to ban drones over 84 million acres

    06/24/2014 8:04:08 PM PDT · 15 of 23
    theneanderthal to 2ndDivisionVet

    “No redress, just WHAM! One hobbyist activity (rc areal photography) disfavored over another (rock climbing) banned in millions of acres of federally controlled land. Maybe the rock climber should go scale a freeway overpass and leave the pristine wilderness to the rc hobbyists. That would be just as arbitrary.”

    I believe I misattributed the quote.

    Drone is target if only the gooberment is allowed to fly.

  • National Park Service plans to ban drones over 84 million acres

    06/24/2014 8:04:05 PM PDT · 14 of 23
    theneanderthal to 2ndDivisionVet

    “No redress, just WHAM! One hobbyist activity (rc areal photography) disfavored over another (rock climbing) banned in millions of acres of federally controlled land. Maybe the rock climber should go scale a freeway overpass and leave the pristine wilderness to the rc hobbyists. That would be just as arbitrary.”

    I believe I misattributed the quote.

    Drone is target if only the gooberment is allowed to fly.

  • National Park Service plans to ban drones over 84 million acres

    06/24/2014 8:04:03 PM PDT · 13 of 23
    theneanderthal to 2ndDivisionVet

    “No redress, just WHAM! One hobbyist activity (rc areal photography) disfavored over another (rock climbing) banned in millions of acres of federally controlled land. Maybe the rock climber should go scale a freeway overpass and leave the pristine wilderness to the rc hobbyists. That would be just as arbitrary.”

    I believe I misattributed the quote.

    Drone is target if only the gooberment is allowed to fly.

  • Conn. Mom Arrested After Son Brings Grenade To Show-And-Tell

    06/10/2014 6:26:50 PM PDT · 67 of 74
    theneanderthal to Foundahardheadedwoman

    I sent my hs freshman son to school one day, after threats,
    with a roll of dimes in each front pocket and a pepsi can in a long athletic sock. “Do not hit him in the head with the pepsi, break a wrist or forearm.”

    There was a fairly entertaining interview with school admin
    subsequent to the carnage. That would have been 95-96 maybe.

    I would probably get tossed in jail these days but it was no less than my father would have done for me and did. I
    grew up on military bases and the semiannual introduction to
    new schools made conflict inevitable.

  • Video of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Reveals More Than Just a Handover

    06/04/2014 9:08:34 PM PDT · 27 of 32
    theneanderthal to DAC21

    Bad to the bone bird. The gunships are formidable. I hear the practicing around my spare home in Mary Esther, for years. With constant improvements, the gunship has remained a weapons platform with devestating capabilities.

  • Why Would the IRS be calling from Wash D.C.?

    05/31/2014 7:27:19 PM PDT · 59 of 67
    theneanderthal to driftdiver
    "They don’t need a warrant. They can take anything they want and you have to prove it was unwarranted.

    They can come into your home and take everything, including the clothes off your back."

    Well, they can try. I once threw an IRS agent out of my office and raised so much crap as to her timing and officiousness to raise and create doubt for her sanity with her superiors. Now if she could find me I would expect the swat team to accompany her.

    That would get ugly.

  • Nashville Nobody Makes it Big in Sweden

    05/31/2014 6:20:43 PM PDT · 5 of 20
    theneanderthal to Colorado Doug

    I’ve only heard the tune mentioned but he is talented enough for me to want more. I’ve also got really talented relatives
    that bring to mind the Billy Joel lyrics, “Man what are you doing here?”

  • Florida man snaps photograph of bear lounging in hammock

    05/31/2014 2:05:29 PM PDT · 35 of 39
    theneanderthal to GladesGuru
    "Time for a bear season. Florida black bear have been attacking people, a sure sign they don’t fear man."

    That's for sure. I had one rampage through my mom's back yard and tear down the fence in three places. Going in, going out, going in and out again. Trashed a five foot chain link fence. Everybody in the neighborhood has to secure trash cans and they still wander through the area on a regular basis. The population needs thinned.

  • Repost of June 9, 2013 Bus.Insidr: Edward Snowden Describes When The CIA Got A Swiss Banker Drunk An

    05/29/2014 8:08:13 PM PDT · 32 of 33
    theneanderthal to rbmillerjr
    "The US is not like them in the least. They spy as a matter of consistent policy with no oversight or care regarding the violation of privacy. Our spying was spurred from an event, a terror attack on this country. The reaction was an overreach and it will be investigated and corrected."

    One can only hope, but the overreach is thirteen years old and more pervasive by the moment. The metadata collection by NSA is only slightly more scary than google.

    There are about 12 iterations of me wandering about the net and I would suggest the same for my FRiends. My favorite school of thought is to put out and about as much conflicting info related to as little truth as possible.

    Probably useless but the practice makes my feel better.

  • Repost of June 9, 2013 Bus.Insidr: Edward Snowden Describes When The CIA Got A Swiss Banker Drunk An

    05/28/2014 8:38:10 PM PDT · 20 of 33
    theneanderthal to rbmillerjr
    "I don’t believe a dang thing this traitor says. He is not a whistleblower, he is a freaking spy....and a spy for the Russians. Does anybody find it interesting that every leak is harmful to the US....lol...he found or downloaded nothing harmful to Russia, China, Cuba etc. Smell the coffee."

    Take your own advise. Snowden exposed the depth and breadth of our gooberments deep intelligence gathering efforts.

    Against American citizens!

    The gathering of such info about non-citizens doesn't bother me, even a little bit.

    Sure, Putin has him now but where else could this man run?

    I consider Snowden to be a Patriot not a traitor.

  • Ryan Hunter-Reay hangs on for Indianapolis 500 victory

    05/25/2014 12:41:44 PM PDT · 4 of 23
    theneanderthal to umgud

    Outstanding race and finish.

  • Dear FRiends: Please help us wrap up this FReepathon within the next week or so.

    05/24/2014 10:29:50 PM PDT · 278 of 339
    theneanderthal to theneanderthal
    And yet another late night, well early morning bump for the FR cause.

    The Parable of the Sheep 30 Mar 2005 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Not so long ago and in a pasture too uncomfortably close to here, a flock of sheep lived and grazed. They were protected by a dog, who answered to the master, but despite his best efforts from time to time a nearby pack of wolves would prey upon the flock.

    One day a group of sheep, more bold than the rest, met to discuss their dilemma. "Our dog is good, and vigilant, but he is one dog and the wolves are many. The wolves he catches are not always killed, and the master judges and releases many to prey again upon us, for no reason we can understand. What can we do? We are sheep, but we do not wish to be food, too!"

    One sheep spoke up, saying "It is his teeth and claws that make the wolf so terrible to us. It is his nature to prey, and he would find any way to do it, but it is the tools he wields that make it possible. If we had such teeth, we could fight back, and stop this savagery." The other sheep clamored in agreement, and they went together to the old bones of the dead wolves heaped in the corner of the pasture, and gathered fang and claw and made them into weapons.

    That night, when the wolves came, the newly armed sheep sprang up with their weapons and struck at them and cried "Begone! We are not food!" and drove off the wolves, who were astonished. When did sheep become so bold and so dangerous to wolves? When did sheep grow teeth? It was unthinkable!

    The next day, flush with victory and waving their weapons, they approached the flock to pronounce their discovery. But as they drew nigh, the flock huddled together and cried out "Baaaaaaaadddd! Baaaaaddd things! You have bad things! We are afraid! You are not sheep!"

    The brave sheep stopped, amazed. "But we are your brethren!" they cried, "We are still sheep, but we do not wish to be food. See, our new teeth and claws protect us and have saved us from slaughter. They do not make us into wolves, they make us equal to the wolves, and safe from their viciousness!"

    "Baaaaaaaddd!", cried the flock,"the things are bad and will pervert you, and we fear them. You cannot bring them into the flock. They scare us!". So the armed sheep resolved to conceal their weapons, for although they had no desire to panic the flock, they wished to remain in the fold. But they would not return to those nights of terror, waiting for the wolves to come.

    In time, the wolves attacked less often and sought easier prey, for they had no stomach for fighting sheep who possessed tooth and claw even as they did. Not knowing which sheep had fangs and which did not, they came to leave sheep out of their diet almost completely except for the occasional raid, from which more than one wolf did not return. Then came the day when, as the flock grazed beside the stream, one sheep's weapon slipped from the folds of her fleece, and the flock cried out in terror again, "Baaaaaaddddd! You still possess these evil things! We must ban you from our presence!".

    And so they did. The great chief sheep and his court and council, encouraged by the words of their moneylenders and advisors, placed signs and totems at the edges of the pasture forbidding the presence of hidden weapons there. The armed sheep protested before the council, saying "It is our pasture, too, and we have never harmed you! When can you say we have caused you hurt? It is the wolves, not we, who prey upon you. We are still sheep, but we are not food!". But the flock would not hear, and drowned them out with cries of "Baaaaaaddd! We will not hear your clever words! You and your things are evil and will harm us!".

    Saddened by this rejection, the armed sheep moved off and spent their days on the edges of the flock, trying from time to time to speak with their brethren to convince them of the wisdom of having such teeth, but meeting with little success. They found it hard to talk to those who, upon hearing their words, would roll back their eyes and flee, crying "Baaaaddd! Bad things!".

    That night, the wolves happened upon the sheep's totems and signs, and said, "Truly, these sheep are fools! They have told us they have no teeth! Brothers, let us feed!". And they set upon the flock, and horrible was the carnage in the midst of the fold. The dog fought like a demon, and often seemed to be in two places at once, but even he could not halt the slaughter. It was only when the other sheep arrived with their weapons that the wolves fled, vowing to each other to remain on the edge of the pasture and wait for the next time they could prey, for if the sheep were so foolish once, they would be so again. This they did, and do still.

    In the morning, the armed sheep spoke to the flock, and said, "See? If the wolves know you have no teeth, they will fall upon you. Why be prey? To be a sheep does not mean to be food for wolves!". But the flock cried out, more feebly for their voices were fewer, though with no less terror, "Baaaaaaaadddd! These things are bad! If they were banished, the wolves would not harm us! Baaaaaaaddd!". The other sheep could only hang their heads and sigh. The flock had forgotten that even they possessed teeth; how else could they graze the grasses of the pasture? It was only those who preyed, like the wolves and jackals, who turned their teeth to evil ends. If you pulled their own fangs those beasts would take another's teeth and claws, perhaps even the broad flat teeth of sheep, and turn them to evil purposes.

    The bold sheep knew that the fangs and claws they possessed had not changed them. They still grazed like other sheep, and raised their lambs in the spring, and greeted their friend the dog as he walked among them. But they could not quell the terror of the flock, which rose in them like some ancient dark smoky spirit and could not be damped by reason, nor dispelled by the light of day.

    So they resolved to retain their weapons, but to conceal them from the flock; to endure their fear and loathing, and even to protect their brethren if the need arose, until the day the flock learned to understand that as long as there were wolves in the night, sheep would need teeth to repel them.

    They would still be sheep, but they would not be food! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Charles Riggs, (C) 1997

  • Dear FRiends: Please help us wrap up this FReepathon within the next week or so.

    05/24/2014 10:12:28 PM PDT · 277 of 339
    theneanderthal to Jim Robinson
    Late night bump for the cause,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Idealism! Throughout history, some men had sought the ideal, and most had called it freedom. Only fools expected absolute freedom, but wise men dreamed up many systems of relative freedom, including democracy. They had tried that in America, as the last fling of the dream. It had been a good attempt, too.

    The men who drew the Constitution had been pretty practical dreamers. They came to their task after a bitter war and a worse period of wild chaos, and they had learned where idealism stopped and idiocy began. They set up a republic with all the elements of democracy that they considered safe. It had worked well enough to make America the number one power of the world.

    But the men who followed the framers of the new plan were a different sort, without the knowledge of practical limits.The privileges their ancestors had earned in blood and care became automatic rights. Practical men tried to explain that there were no such rights—that each generation had to pay for its rights with responsibility. That kind of talk didn't get far. People wanted to hear about rights, not about duties.

    They took the phrase that all men were created equal and left out the implied kicker that equality was in the sight of God and before the law. They wanted an equality with the greatest men without giving up their drive toward mediocrity, and they meant to have it. In a way, they got it.

    They got the vote extended to everyone. The man on subsidy or public dole could vote to demand more. The man who read of nothing beyond sex crimes could vote on the great political issues of the world. No ability was needed for his vote. In fact, he was assured that voting alone was enough to make him a fine and noble citizen. He loved that, if he bothered to vote at all that year. He became a great man by listing his unthought, hungry desire for someone to take care of him without responsibility. So he went out and voted for the man who promised him most, or who looked most like what his limited dreams felt to be a father image or son image or hero image. He never bothered later to see how the men he'd elected had handled the jobs he had given them.

    Someone had to look, of course, and someone did. Organized special interests stepped in where the mob had failed. Lobbies grew up. There had always been pressure groups, but now they developed into a third arm of the government

    Lester Del Ray from a story written in 1957 and published in an expanded form as a novela in 1961

    Prophetic writer of what most now call speculative fiction, then called science fiction.

  • If I only had 1 survival rifle, what would it be

    05/10/2014 6:06:25 PM PDT · 108 of 181
    theneanderthal to TMSuchman
    "I’ve got one of those & a Savage Model 24 [.22LR over 20GA]. That also makes a real good survival gun as well."

    Interesting my go to field gun is a savage 24 in 22magnum over 20ga. I've also got a Savage, Valmet built, with interchangable 12ga, 16ga, and 20ga over and unders.

  • Delaware boy, 4, killed by pit bulls

    05/09/2014 7:16:14 PM PDT · 24 of 27
    theneanderthal to Marcella
    Spring, and a young males thoughts turn to,,,,,,,,,,

    The Dashound is a terrier, bread to follow holes in the ground and attack prey.

  • Delaware boy, 4, killed by pit bulls

    05/09/2014 7:16:13 PM PDT · 23 of 27
    theneanderthal to Marcella
    Spring, and a young males thoughts turn to,,,,,,,,,,

    The Dashound is a terrier, bread to follow holes in the ground and attack prey.

  • Harvard University to Hold Satanic Black Mass on Monday

    05/09/2014 6:57:23 PM PDT · 34 of 42
    theneanderthal to Future Snake Eater

    I believe this to be horse hockey. Snopes has no referents for any of the appropriate key words.

  • Delaware boy, 4, killed by pit bulls

    05/09/2014 5:34:20 PM PDT · 19 of 27
    theneanderthal to Kid Shelleen
    Ignorance abounds. The young mother, and the dogs owner are way beyond stupid.

    I have a pit, German shepherd mix male, and a pit bitch. My dogs are dangerous, and they are a useful deterrent. I would not permit anybody to wander around my property unless escorted by me. If you hop my fence you have a problem with my dogs. If you roll up to my closed gate call the displayed phone number and I'll corral the dogs and open the gate remotely. There are a few folks who know the gate code and the dogs, they keep their children close until I corral the dogs.

  • New Legislation to Restrict Guests in Private Homes

    05/06/2014 8:20:40 PM PDT · 13 of 45
    theneanderthal to Jeff Chandler

    Too late for this weeks barbecue.

  • Death penalty is unchristian

    05/05/2014 7:55:16 PM PDT · 50 of 58
    theneanderthal to dalereed

    “The only bad thing about the death penalty is it isn’t carried out immediately after a trial!”

    I concur. My little county has four of these pending for over
    20yrs. Appeals have lingered over for years, then appealed again on different grounds, and the nonsense continues for decades.

  • We need your support to keep FR going strong. Every donation counts!! [FReepathon XXIII]

    05/02/2014 9:48:06 PM PDT · 342 of 398
    theneanderthal to DJ MacWoW

    I just renewed my membership.

  • Skills Every Man Should Know?

    05/02/2014 9:27:33 PM PDT · 39 of 173
    theneanderthal to KitJ
    RAH, being rational, seemed to be everything to everybody. Libs loved Stranger in a Strange Land , and were horrified by Starship Troopers.

    A Libertarian!

  • ‘Man Up,’ ‘Don’t Be A Pussy’ Labeled Offensive Language at Duke University

    04/29/2014 6:06:33 PM PDT · 83 of 97
    theneanderthal to QT3.14
    From the article:

    “I don’t say ‘Tranny’ because it’s insulting to transgender and genderqueer communities,” adds a third meme."

    So I guess describing the assembly of a Muncie 4spd tranny, as carefully aligning the needle bearings in the orifice with a thick layer of grease, then inserting the shaft gently is now not pc? Who knew?