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  • Election Chatter Fills Locker Room

    10/29/2008 2:23:14 PM PDT · by yooper · 17 replies · 595+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | October 24, 2008 | Lori Nickel
    Taxes top concern for some Packers By LORI NICKEL Posted: Oct. 24, 2008 Green Bay - The receivers throw down their cards and start arguing over who is cheating, who really won and who needs to deal next. The rest of the locker-room talk is focused on personal stuff, families, kids or social life. But over the last month or so, a new topic has crept up in the Green Bay Packers' locker room and spread to the weight room, the dining hall, the treatment room: The presidential election. "Oh yeah, we've had a lot of heated discussions, and...
  • Alger Pet Killed by Wolf (Michigan's Upper Peninsula)

    06/06/2005 6:47:41 PM PDT · by yooper · 34 replies · 1,131+ views
    The Mining Journal ^ | June 02, 2005 | John Pepin
    MUNISING - State wildlife officials are reminding pet owners to closely watch their animals after a wolf attacked and killed a dog in Munising Township early Wednesday.The dog, a 6-year-old, 23-pound dachshund owned by Tom and Ann Dolaskie of Miller Road, was snatched and wholly devoured by a wolf when the dog was let outside the family home, shortly after midnight."It was about twenty feet out from our front door," Tom said. "It was real close."Ann witnessed most of the attack. She said the animal was light brownish or tan-colored."It looked liked an extra-sized German shepherd," Ann said. "It had...
  • Meet Our Man in Washington (Conservative Canadian Interns Tweak US Libs)

    10/19/2004 7:23:33 PM PDT · by yooper · 9 replies · 309+ views
    You'll remember back in July we were telling you about John-Paul Gravelines, the third-year political science student from Algoma University College who got himself accepted as one of a dozen interns at the very-conservative Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C.We just wanted you to know that John-Paul's keeping really busy down there, doing important right-wing stuff like parading around Washington dressed in a chicken suit.In the closing days of the U.S. election, he's out doing whatever it takes to make sure that Good George Dubya gets re-elected and Evil Liberal John Kerry is sent packing.Jean-Paul (shown) was doing the chicken-suit thing...
  • What is a "Green" Cemetery? (Vanity; Need Help from FR)

    09/25/2004 6:14:40 PM PDT · by yooper · 18 replies · 476+ views
    9/25/04 | Yooper
    Hope someone can help me with this. I work for a municipal government in Michigan. One of my duties is to review planned property developments within the city.This week I received a proposal from a land owner who wishes to develop a large tract of land (no Monty Python jokes please) into what he referred to as a "Green" cemetery. I've done a little web research on the subject and I have noted that a "Green" cemetery seems to be a place where enviro-whackos reserve spots for burials within a park setting. However, the places I found on the web...
  • An Open Letter to Dan Rather

    09/17/2004 5:23:58 PM PDT · by yooper · 4 replies · 264+ views
    My Conscience | September 17, 2004 | Yooper
    You know, there was a time in this country when a man's wisdom was directly correlated to his age.Dan, you're over 70 years old. You should have stopped acting like an immature socialist jackass 50 years ago. You've been outed, exposed, and revealed to be the charlatan all of us here at FR knew you were when WE were acting like an immature jackass at whatever age we were at the time, usually under twenty.If you have any respect for your own credulity, your once revered profession, and your professional reputation, you will quit telling transparent lies, yes lies, which...
  • Another Disgruntled Bush-Hater (A Parent's Letter to Bush)

    06/20/2004 4:10:42 PM PDT · by yooper · 10 replies · 275+ views
    My Mail | Unknown | Another Disgruntled Bush-Hater
    Dear DNC and Senator Kerry,I would first of all like to congratulate Senator Kerry on his nomination and also thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak my mind.I lost my job this past year. When Clinton was president, I worked in a prosperous enterprise. But in this last year, we had to close our operations. Far worse, I lost two of my sons in Bush's evil war in Iraq. They gave their lives for their country, and for what?My pain of losing my sons is indescribable. While it is trivial next to the loss of my sons, I...
  • At Least One Newspaper Realizes that we are in a Religious War

    05/27/2004 5:15:15 PM PDT · by yooper · 37 replies · 131+ views
    The Panama City News Herald | Unknown | Phil Lucas
    Phil Lucas, the paper's Executive Editor, wrote this article published in The News Herald, Panama City, Florida, Sunday, April 4, 2004. His email address is The News Herald web site is found at Up Against FanaticismBy Phil Lucas, Executive Editor, Panama City New Herald If straight talk of savagery offends you, if you believe in ethnic and gender diversity but not diversity of thought or if you think there is an acceptable gray area between good and evil, then turn to the funny pages, and take the children, too. This piece is not for you.We published pictures Thursday...
  • Did Anyone Else Recieve a Private Mail from Al Franken?

    05/23/2004 7:39:49 PM PDT · by yooper · 49 replies · 144+ views
    My Freeper Private Mail | None Given | Al Franken?
    I recently received a private mail from "The South Lost", which at the bottom of the message purports to be from Al Franken. Has anyone else received this? The thread referenced had to do with a commencement speech given by former Kennedy administration official Ted Sorenson. I posted a couple of comments and later received the following in my private mail box from "The South Lost." My apologies for the vanity and the obscene language contained in the mail message.Hi, girls! You know, normally I’ll just pass right by the usual un-informed, over-opinionated crap so many of you are foisting...
  • Late Night Host Lampoon Kerry

    04/06/2004 5:29:30 PM PDT · by yooper · 10 replies · 77+ views
    My Mail | Unknown | Late Night Comedy Writers
    Heard recently on late night TV:The Republicans have run some commercials to re-elect President Bush, and the John Kerry campaign is now condemning his use of 9/11 in the ads. He said, it is unconscionable to use the tragic memory of a war in order to get elected, unless of course, it's the Vietnam War." - Jay Leno"John Kerry has promised to take this country back from the wealthy. Who better than the guy worth $700 million to take the country back? See, he knows how the wealthy think. He can spy on them at his country club, at his...
  • Mourning the Passing of Bob Keeshan

    01/30/2004 5:17:59 PM PST · by yooper · 7 replies · 350+ views
    My Mail | Unknown | Unknown
    Some people have been a bit offended that the actor, Lee Marvin, is buried in a grave alongside 3 and 4 star Generals at Arlington National Cemetery.His marker gives his name, rank (PVT) and service (USMC). Nothing else.Here's a guy who was only a famous movie star who served his time, why the heck does he rate burial with these guys? Well, following is the amazing answer: I always liked Lee Marvin, but did not know the extent of his Corps experiences. In a time when many Hollywood stars served their country in the armed forces often in rear-echelon posts...
  • Purple Losers Stage a Magnus Choke in the Arizona Desert

    12/28/2003 5:44:35 PM PST · by yooper · 37 replies · 159+ views
    ESPN | December 2003 | Packer Fans
    Well, the Vikings are gone, and good riddance. A city of liberals is in tears yet again, and the Packers are headed to the playoffs. My only regret is that I'll have to wait until next year to see someone tackle Randy Moss by that bad haircut. As for Chris Hovan; go peddle your pizza, loser.Apologies to the Mod in advance, and permission to move this to Chat. But I couldn't resist.
  • What is the Status of Tony Snow?

    12/08/2003 6:52:10 PM PST · by yooper · 25 replies · 236+ views
    Sorry for the vanity, everyone. Due to youth hockey I have been unable to keep up with Fox as much as I'd like. My esteemed net-challenged mother called today wanting to know if I'd heard anything about Tony Snow. Seems she hasn't seen him on Fox for awhile, and she asked me if I had any information. I told her no, but I knew this cool site where only the brilliant hang out. Any feedback on this topic would be appreciated.
  • The First Cold War Victory of the 1980's

    08/29/2003 6:00:29 PM PDT · by yooper · 5 replies · 391+ views
    UP News International | August 29, 2003 | Karl Hansen
    How many of us remember The Game?Do you even know about The Game, or who the players were?Are you familiar with the names Schneider, Eruzione, Craig, Broten, Pavelich, Christian, Johnson and Brooks? They and their fellow teammates were The Boys, and Herb Brooks was The Coach.I was a high school senior when The Game was played, and it seems like just yesterday. I was unfamiliar with the east coast players but my father had season ice hockey tickets at Michigan Technological University, so I saw up front and personal many of the western players, Neil and Aaron Broten, Davy Christian,...
  • Politicians and Bear Baiting

    06/13/2003 6:22:24 PM PDT · by yooper · 18 replies · 43+ views
    The Washington Times "Inside Politics" | Lately | Greg Pierce
    It's not unheard of for a congressman to lose his head during debate, but a colleague of Rep. James P. Moran suggested yesterday that the Virginia Democrat might be in danger of losing his — literally. Mr. Moran is sponsoring a bill that would make it illegal to leave bait out for bears on federal land while hunters lie in wait, which is not sitting well with Rep. Don Young, Alaska Republican. Mr. Young told Mr. Moran he wished he had his "native people" with him because if he did "you'd walk out of here with no head on." And...
  • Why We Fight - A Reminder (FR Threads From 911)

    06/04/2003 6:39:40 PM PDT · by yooper · 17 replies · 320+ views
    Free Republic | Today | None
    As we continue our efforts to safeguard this nation, I'm getting the distinct feeling that the resolve of certain of our citizenry is waning a bit. The events of September 11th, 2001 are beginning to fade from our memory, at least for some of us. It's time to look back.We must not forget exactly why we came to the place we are at now; therefore, I'm going to bump an old thread (which has probably been bumped before) dealing with the 911 attacks. It is a remembrance archive of contemporaneous posts on FR during the period of the attacks.Please read...
  • Peter Jennings Outed by Former Underling

    05/05/2003 6:05:02 PM PDT · by yooper · 50 replies · 605+ views
    The Washington Times, Inside the Beltway | Today | Jon McCaslin
    More and more reporters are stepping out to disclose bias in the press.First was CBS News reporter Bernard Goldberg, a 28-year veteran of the network until being forced off the air, charging that bias at the big-three network is so obvious and comes so naturally to media luminaries such as Dan Rather that "it's hardly worth discussing anymore."Oh, yes, it is worth discussing, says Peter Collins, for nine years ABC News' correspondent in Central America, reporting for "World News Tonight" and "Nightline." Recently retired from journalism and feeling "liberated," Mr. Collins charges that ABC anchorman Peter Jennings manipulated news scripts...
  • War Record of Past Hollywood Stars

    04/27/2003 5:29:21 PM PDT · by yooper · 20 replies · 939+ views
    E-mail | Unknown | Unknown
    Compare the Brave Entertainers of 1943 with today's traitorous bunch. The Entertainers of 2003 have been in all of the news media lately. It seems News Paper, Television and Radio has been more than ready to put them and their message before the public.I would like to remind the people of what the entertainers of 1943 were doing, (60 years ago). Most of these brave men have since passed on.Alec Guinness (Star Wars) operated a British Royal Navy landing craft on D-Day.James Doohan ("Scotty" on Star Trek) landed in Normandy with the U.S. Army on D-Day.Donald Pleasance (The Great Escape)...
  • Wes Pruden Makes a Funny

    04/25/2003 6:41:52 PM PDT · by yooper · 6 replies · 122+ views
    The Washington Times | Today | Wes Pruden
    Five reliably Anglo-Saxon surgeons, for example, were discussing their bloody trade. "I prefer to operate on accountants," said the first. "All the parts inside are neatly numbered." "Not at all," said the second, "the best patients are the electricians. Their organs are color-coded."The third surgeon set out his preference for librarians: "Everything inside, you see, is arranged alphabetically. There's no mistaking anything." The fourth surgeon made his case for construction workers. "They're very understanding if you have a few parts left over after the surgery, and they understand if you don't finish when you promised." The last surgeon, whose wisdom...
  • Catholic Church Disciplines Daschle

    04/24/2003 6:42:11 PM PDT · by yooper · 21 replies · 179+ views
    Washington Times | Today | John McCaslin
    "The recent actions involving Daschle are totally in agreement with the teachings of the Catholic Church and make crystal clear ... you cannot be Catholic and pro-abortion." — Judie Brown, president of the American Life League, reacting to word that Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle has received a letter from the bishop of his home diocese of Sioux Falls, S.D., informing him that he can no longer publicly identify himself as a member of the Catholic Church.
  • Should Jessica Lynch be Considered for the Congressional Medal of Honor?

    04/08/2003 6:51:08 PM PDT · by yooper · 26 replies · 299+ views
    If the accounts I'm hearing are true, Lynch's behavior was positively York-like.
  • No such file (give_legacy_topic)

    04/02/2003 5:44:27 PM PST · by yooper · 7 replies
    OK, what's up with this: No such file (give_legacy_topic)When I try to get onboard FR with my usual bookmark, I get the above message. Have we been hacked? Or is my PC choking?
  • Canada's Role in Post-War America

    03/21/2003 7:05:13 PM PST · by yooper · 28 replies · 1+ views
    U.P. News Service | March 21, 2003 | Karl Hansen
    What do you do with a cousin who doesn't act like family?
  • Jackass Saudi Prince Blames West for Allowing 911 Saudi's "Refuge" Prior to Attack

    01/29/2003 7:46:05 PM PST · by yooper · 19 replies · 120+ views
    Washington Times
    The 15 Saudi hijackers of September 11 were first "dissidents" and then "terrorists," says Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar, who has scolded the United States and the West for providing political refuge to "bad people" otherwise being sought by Saudi intelligence.Prince Bandar's remarks came during a question-and-answer session with the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, when he was asked: "How would you feel if 15 or 19 Americans would go to Saudi Arabia and cause the damage that was caused on September 11 by Saudi citizens to the United States?"According to Kevin McCauley, of O'Dwyer's PR Daily (, the ambassador...
  • First Emperor of the Moon

    11/11/2002 5:29:44 PM PST · by yooper · 2 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times' "Inside Politics" | Recent | Greg Pierce
    Al Gore had a guest role on the season premiere of the animated science-fiction sitcom "Futurama," supplying the voice of his own preserved head."I think I may have a future as a disembodied head," Mr. Gore joked in an interview with the Associated Press on Friday. "I'm not sure that any political calculation would have steered me toward this part, but it was great fun doing it.""Futurama," which airs Sunday nights on Fox, chronicles the 30th-century life of a hapless time-traveler named Fry, his raunchy robot pal Bender and their cyclopean space pilot Leela. It is the brainchild of "The...
  • Why Did The Democrats Lose?

    11/07/2002 4:03:04 PM PST · by yooper · 67 replies · 387+ views
    NA | Yooper
    We've spent two days now listening to various theories as to why the Democrats were taken to the woodshed on Tuesday night; none that I've heard have really explained the defeat in total. Poor liberal turnout, the despicable Wellstone pep rally, a lack of focus and message by the liberal party, and other various theories, have been bandied about ad nauseum. Now it's time for the most intellectual board on the web, Free Republic, to weigh in.
  • Will Presidency Devolve to Hastert?

    11/11/2000 6:20:34 PM PST · by yooper · 11+ views
    I don't normally post vanity stuff, but I have spent a great deal of time today trying to logically follow all of this impending litigation to its logical end and I've arrived at one conclusion.Liberal lawsuits will be followed by retaliatory Republican lawsuits. We all know how long such things take. Should there be no legal decisions by inauguration day, it seems clear that both the President and Vice-President are incapacitated and cannot execute their duties. When this happens, the Constititution specifically devolves the office of the Presidency onto the Speaker of the House, in this case Dennis Hastert.Perhaps we ...

    11/10/2000 7:04:48 PM PST · by yooper · 11+ views
    Lincoln, a Photobiography | Various | Abraham Lincoln
    "Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap; let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in halls of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation." (From a speech to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, January 27, 1838.)"If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and ...

    11/10/2000 7:01:21 PM PST · by yooper · 1+ views
    Lincoln, a Photobiography | Various | Abraham Lincoln
    "Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap; let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in halls of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation." (From a speech to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, January 27, 1838.)"If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and ...