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  • Sarah & Todd talk about reality limelight

    08/13/2012 11:54:18 AM PDT · by Bratch · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 13, 2012 | SEAN DALY
    Todd Palin is finally getting his 15 minutes of reality show fame. After being reduced to supporting roles on “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” and daughter Bristol’s “Life’s a Tripp,” he’ll have a turn in the spotlight tonight on NBC’s “Stars Earn Stripes.” Alaska’s former “First Dude,” 47, is one of eight celebrities competing in military-style exercise to earn money for charity. Palin and wife Sarah — now a consultant for Fox News — spoke with The Post in LA about the show, their family and life as reality TV stars. [...snip...] Q: What kind of effect have your family’s reality show...
  • Despite hopes, renewables (energy) have rough ride in Idaho

    08/13/2012 11:46:32 AM PDT · by illiac · 1 replies
    SFGate ^ | 8/13/12 | John Miller (AP)
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In 2011, Idaho's Department of Commerce devoted a 37-page magazine to renewable energy, with Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter touting geothermal, wind, solar and biomass. "Sustainable, renewable energy is going to play a big role in Idaho's future," Otter proclaimed. The publication now doubles as a grim recapitulation of projects where the lights have dimmed or gone out. Hoku Corp.'s $400 million Pocatello solar polysilicon plant has been mothballed, while Transform Solar, Micron Technology Inc.'s energy venture, is dead. A biomass power project at an Emmett sawmill highlighted in the magazine failed, too, forcing its developers this...
  • Red Bastien dead at 81 (famous professional wrestler)

    08/13/2012 8:13:19 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | August 11, 2012 | Greg Oliver
    Rolland "Red" Bastien, who died this afternoon, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease, was one of the best pure talents ever in professional wrestling, one of the best trainers ever -- and one of the most notorious merrymakers as well.
  • Daniel Craig's James Bond doesn't have a heart, says George Lazenby

    08/13/2012 6:00:33 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Former James Bond star George Lazenby has criticized the latest 007 movies for having "no heart". Lazenby, who played Ian Fleming's MI6 agent in 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service, shared his thoughts about Daniel Craig's Bond in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.
  • Isle of Man TT - 2012

    08/13/2012 5:45:35 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 12 replies
    If you ever wanted to know what 200 miles per hour felt like, the first-person perspectives from the 38-mile Isle of Man TT,
  • Sitting in the Windam in San Francisco

    08/13/2012 4:17:58 AM PDT · by Dusty Road · 27 replies
    I'm attending an AASHTO meeting and it's a 4 day deal. On the drive in I saw several people laying on the side walks and many more just sitting with their bags or baskets. Before the driver could get the vehicle ubloaded I aready had two people come up and beg for money. While eating lunch over the square watch a young man go head first into a trash can and pull out a leftover drink and a container of half eaten food, which he started eating with his fingers then just threw it on the ground. Lunch for 4...
  • Facebook Page Promotes Abortion, Attacks Child with a Terminal Condition

    08/12/2012 10:14:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LAN ^ | 8.13.2012 | Nancy Flanders
    Facebook has become a major communications network for people of all ages throughout the world. Created as a way to allow high school friends to keep in touch after heading to college, the social media site has erupted into a place where people are free to bully and free to create offensive, harmful pages. One such page is simply titled “Abortions.” Despite countless e-mails to Facebook to remove the page, Facebook refuses. It doesn’t consider the page offensive or involved in hate speech despite the fact that the page’s creator continuously posts pictures of a girl who lives with Progeria,...
  • Comedy Channel Roast of Roseanne no-hold barred except the F-word

    08/12/2012 8:13:12 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 10 replies
    myself | 8-12-12 | Bender2
    The Huffington Post says, "Watching the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne? Why not watch it with us?" "Entertainment Weekly‎" and "US Magazine" promotes it, too. Hey, if Huffungton and Hollywood says it is okay, isn't it? After all, families with small children, they do bleep out the F-word-- Gadzooks! They don't censor descriptions of the most vile disgusting sex acts but they bleep the F-word? Not to be out done, they managed to show the true blue Liberal Democrat spirit right off the bat with Jane Lynch saying "F-bleep- Chick-fil-A!" Then following in quick succession were jokes about Mitt Romney's...
  • Nice hotel in Austin? Please help...

    08/12/2012 8:00:24 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 28 replies
    12 August 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Dear Austin area Freepers, please inform me as to a fairly nice hotel in the Austin area in which one could stay for the weekend and be in a pleasant environment. Thanks in advance.
  • McCain on TV with Mitt. Why?

    08/12/2012 5:05:15 PM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 40 replies
    Vanity | August 12, 2012 | Kenny Bunk
    Are Mitt and the GOP Stuck on McStupid? Why is the arch-boob McCain befouling my TV Screen with his pathologically smirky face? This man has been conclusively demonstrated, and to have proven himself, to have been an idiot since the 1950's. The only improvement has been that he is no longer quite a permanently drunken idiot. But that is due to senility and other medical conditions that set in in some decades ago, not wisdom gained by experience. Those of us unfortunate to have known him before he was catapulted to fame by the NVA, i.e., those of us who...
  • I'm gonna have to watch 60 Minutes?

    08/12/2012 4:04:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    me | 8/12/12 | me
    I'm gonna have to watch 60 Minutes?
  • It's begun. Car tire knifed last night.

    08/12/2012 1:42:10 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 106 replies
    Aug 12 2012 | Scarpetta
    Someone took a large knife to my front passenger tire overnight. My car is parked right off the street. I have several political bumper stickers: a pink elephant, George Washington with a teardrop running down his cheek. Sarah Palin in revolutionary garb. One that says "Our founding fathers would be shooting by now," to name a few. I live in a very liberal area in Montgomery County, outside Philadelphia. My husband's ticked. We called the policed who'll file a report. Hubby wants me to remove the stickers but I'll be damned if I'm cowing to anyone, especially "tolerant" liberals. If...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 8/12 7-11pm est

    08/12/2012 1:36:57 PM PDT · by Vision · 40 replies
    WAMU ^ | 8/12/12 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs... Listen Live Info
  • Cemetery Guns and Grave Torpedoes

    08/12/2012 12:46:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies ^ | August 4, 2012 | Christopher Eger
    Cemetery Guns and Grave Torpedoes Newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane once said, “The fence around a cemetery is foolish, for those inside can't get out and those outside don't want to get in." However, this has not always been the case. For centuries graveyards had to content with the scourge of grave robbers who preyed on the valuables of corpses, and even the corpses themselves. This threat led to an industry solution—grave guns. Cemetery Guns Set-guns, defined as a gun that is set to fire on any intruder that encounters the wire that sets it off, have been around since at...
  • 'Malcolm X' Actor Albert Freeman Jr. Dies at 78 [Finian's Rainbow]

    08/12/2012 10:30:47 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 4 replies
    'Malcolm X' Actor Albert Freeman Jr. Dies at 78 4:34 PM PDT 8/11/2012 Albert Freeman Jr., the veteran actor who played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's epic film, Malcolm X, has died. He was 78. He also received an Emmy nomination for his role as Malcolm X in the 1979 miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations." He won a best-actor Daytime Emmy that year for his work as Capt. Ed Hall on the soap opera "One Life to Live."
  • Ovis Arie - vanity

    08/12/2012 8:40:07 AM PDT · by IYAAYAS · 31 replies
    Unknown ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    This may be the creepiest thing I've ever encountered on the internet. This message is being posted in hundreds of places, all at the same time, I'm surprised it hasn't shown up here yet (I searched). Over the last few days it's been posted on forums from accounts that were created years ago with no activity until this. I don't know what to make of it, it seems like a very well orchastrated effort, but why? Freepers are the most knowledgeable group on earth, anyone have a clue what this means? Here is an unformated version, all of the versions...
  • Megan Kelly - Obama's America 2016

    08/12/2012 8:38:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 11,2011 | Meqan Kelly
    Obamas America: 2016 Documentary Explores the man in the White House
  • Limbo Stick

    08/12/2012 7:12:43 AM PDT · by Professor Pete · 2 replies
    August 12, 2012 | Professor Pete
    Romney kill da steelman's wife Romney go to jail for life Romney know no Romney care Steelmen dying everywhere Jack be limbo Jack be quick Cancer sure to make you sick Private sector do just fine Do the limbo down the line ///// Romney do the felony Romney lie to SEC Romney operate the Bain Woman wracked with awful pain Romney show us tax return People's number one concern Gas and groc'ries way too high Do the limbo to the thigh ///// Romney no he pay the tax Harry Reid has all the facts Hide it in the Swiss account...
  • Unique dime sells for $1.84M

    08/12/2012 5:22:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 11, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11 - A unique dime minted in 1873 in Carson City, Nev., sold at auction in Philadelphia for considerably more than its face value -- $1.84 million. The "No Arrows" dime went to an anonymous buyer in the auction at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, KYW News Radio reported. It was described as the world's most valuable dime. Coin Update News said the dime was probably sent to Philadelphia for assay and was supposed to be melted down along with others in the series because the weight of silver in dimes had been slightly increased. But someone...
  • Vanity - If Paul Ryan is such a bad choice then why is the media freaking out over him?

    08/11/2012 9:37:08 PM PDT · by GraceG · 35 replies
    From all the people in the media whining about it and trying to inject doubt into romney's camp by saying it is a bad decision they just laid their cards on the table. They are now more afraid than ever that romney will win.
  • movie list

    08/11/2012 6:45:33 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 19 replies
    The Gambler, starring Michael Gabon, 1997 Intimate Affairs, starring Neve Campbell, 2007 Ghost World, starring Thora Birch, 2001 Lola, starring Charles Bonson, 1969

    08/11/2012 6:36:18 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 21 replies
    Ever notice how the people most obsessed with championing abortion are grouchy women past child bearing years who never had a baby? Just curious if anyone else noticed this.
  • Freep a Poll! (Ryan VP pick positive or negative for Romney?)

    08/11/2012 6:12:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 58 replies ^ | 8-11-12 | LA Times
    What sort of impact will Romney's declaration of Ryan as his running mate have on the presidential race? Positive Negative No impact
  • The best commercial ever?

    08/11/2012 5:14:33 PM PDT · by Krankor · 70 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/11/2012 | Krankor
  • Olympic breaking news - Wmns Indoor Volleyball Gold (Spoilers)

    08/11/2012 12:22:15 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
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  • Again our ticket is upside down (Vanity reaction)

    08/11/2012 10:59:31 AM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 91 replies
    Heart of darkness | Today in infamy | Disgusted me
    Once again the ticket is upside-down as the GOP-e throws us a bone with a true blue Conservative running second under the thumb of a liberal RINO. McLame formula again. Is this the template for the next 20 GOP-e nominees? Run a turd and coat it in sugar? I hate the GOP-e. I hate them all the more because they know I have to hold my nose this year and vote ABO, which painfully is Romney this year. Puke.
  • AR Rifle Suggestions-VANITY

    08/11/2012 9:39:20 AM PDT · by QualityMan · 46 replies
    Fellow FReepers Looking to buy an AR style rifle....suggestions for a reasonably priced, reliable choice? looking at .223/5.56 any feedback is appreciated!
  • Same first letter last name Not since 1856 for Dems, never for GOP ticket & Will Ryan resign now?

    08/11/2012 2:24:00 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    For trivial reasons- Dems had Buchanan & Breckinridge .in 1856. Will Ryan need to quit the Congress now. I know he would not choose to run for reelection to Congress as well. Even if it were legal in Wisconsin.
  • Mark Levin supports choice of Rep Paul Ryan

    08/11/2012 6:58:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Paul Ryan is an excellent VP choice The Obama cheerleaders in the media are already attacking him because of the budget he proposed last year. Well, bring it on. Let's have a fight over substance. And let's expose Obama for the destructive leftist he is and Biden for the weak dufus he is.
  • Music Sight Reading Test

    08/11/2012 5:46:08 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 23 replies
    Oratorio Society of Queens (NY) ^ | 1975 | John Williams
    Just when thought it was safe to back on the internet.
  • Hope and Regime Change 2012!

    08/11/2012 4:55:15 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 9 replies
    Wake up Americans! We are not going down the economic drain like Greece and France! Ryan is the nations new Debt counseling Dave Ramsey.
  • Rothbard's Gold Price: $2,600/Oz

    08/11/2012 3:48:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 08/10/12 | Krassen Ratchev
    Rothbard's Gold Price: $2,600/Oz. In the final pages of his 1994 book, The Case Against the Fed, Murray N. Rothbard presents an interesting example about what might happen to the price of gold should the United States revert back to a 100% gold-backed currency. Rothbard states that at the time of writing the book the market price of gold was varying between $350 and $380 per ounce while the Federal Reserve valued their gold stock (260 million ounces) at only $42.22/oz. As at April 6th, 1994, the Federal Reserve had approximately $404 billion in liabilities (mainly in the form of...
  • Romney Not Paying Taxes: Is this bad?

    08/11/2012 2:40:09 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 28 replies
    So Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years!!! Oh no! Even if this is true, why not put a positive spin on it? 1. Several in the Obama administration cheated on taxes and it never hurt THEM. Actually, it seems to be a resume enhancer! 2. Fifty percent of the population does not pay federal income taxes at all (and that's supposed to be fair to the 50% left to carry the weight)! When the Democrats play the "fairness" card, why flip the card on them? 3. Finally, I pay a lot of taxes but it doesn't bother me at...
  • Romney's to Lose

    08/10/2012 8:56:53 PM PDT · by goodn'mad · 37 replies
    But it looks like that is exactly what Romney is trying to do.
  • Time, CNN Suspend Fareed Zakaria for plagiarism on history of gun control

    08/10/2012 6:19:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/12/2012 | Tim Graham
    When CNN host and Time editor-at-large Fareed Zakaria wrote a new piece called “The Case for Gun Control,” it ended with a bang: “So when people throw up their hands and say we can't do anything about guns, tell them they're being un-American--and unintelligent.” Here’s something that suggests a lack of intelligence: plagiarism. Cam Edwards at suggested to me that Zakaria seemed to plagiarize a paragraph from an April article in The New Yorker magazine -- with a modicum word-usage changes and interjections (Texas!) in an attempt to paper it over. Here’s a paragraph from his Time piece: Adam...
  • John Adams on How to Fix Washington D.C. in 1791 and 2012

    08/10/2012 4:52:04 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen ^ | Friday, August 3rd, 2012 | Oliver DeMille
    “Odd, that so many should favor frames that seemed to be trying to outdo the art they held.”~Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of LawIn the old American West, a façade town featured two- and sometimes three-story buildings lining Main Street, so visitors to the town would be impressed with how up-and-coming the community must be.But when a person walked around to the side and back of the buildings, it turns out they’d find mostly one-story structures—sometimes little better than shacks or huts.A few were even a façade built on the front of a rickety lean-to.Some were respectable buildings, but they were...
  • Freeper Fantasy Football - Year 6 - 2 openings

    08/10/2012 3:25:40 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32
    Me | 8/10/12 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Freeper Fantasy football - Year 6 We need 2 more players to fill out 10. This is a competitive league. It is a live draft on Yahoo the weekend before the season starts. Please be competitive, win or lose. Freepmail me for info.
  • CPU benchmarks AMD E-350 and others ( Resources for Freepers)

    08/10/2012 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies ^ | 10th August 2012
    AMD E-350 This chart comparing CPU benchmarks is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily. The CPU you selected has been found and highlighted from amongst the high, medium and low end CPU charts. If you would like to select a different CPU type please return to the CPU List.
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 8/10

    08/10/2012 10:44:06 AM PDT · by Vision · 34 replies
    TCM ^ | 8/10/12 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Summer Under the Stars, Lionel Barrymore begins tonight at 8pm est! Lionel Barrymore is as good as it gets. (Thank you djone) 8pm - You Can't Take It With You (1938) - A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker. 10:15pm - Night Flight(1933) - An airline's owner runs his business with ruthless disregard for safety. (A rare film. ) And the great films continue with... 12:00 AM Key Largo (1948) 2:00 AM The Gorgeous Hussy 1936) 4:00 AM Lone Star (1952)...until 8pm Saturday.
  • Brevard County, Florida primary election discussion

    08/10/2012 10:38:38 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 8 replies ^ | 10 August, 2012 | NonValueAdded
    Some decisions are easy: US Senate: Connie Mack Clerk of Court: Scott Ellis Property Appraiser: Dana BlickleyOthers, not so much: Sheriff: Ivey or Maddox? Public Defender: Rhodes or Trettis? State Rep 53: Holton, Tobia, or Trent? County Commission 1: Nye or Ware County Commission 3: Infantini, Mahaney, or Voltz? School Board 3: Kneessy or Paterakis? School Board 4: Henderson or Lewis? Port Authority 2: Evans or Matheny? Port Authority 4: Deardoff or Sheridan? Then there's all the very local stuff. Please post your recommendations.
  • Stupid Liberal Meme of the Day

    08/10/2012 7:04:40 AM PDT · by mnehring · 38 replies
    Vanity, Facebook
    This is the latest meme being posted by liberals and idiots (but I repeat myself) on Facebook. What is funny are the comments by liberals on this image. Here is one example.
  • FEMA denies individual assistance for W.Va. from June 29 storm; Tomblin plans to appeal

    08/09/2012 9:13:14 PM PDT · by FLAMING DEATH · 6 replies
    The Republic ^ | August 9, 2012 | Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The federal government has denied Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's request for individual assistance to help homeowners hit by a June 29 windstorm, Tomblin said Thursday night.
  • Cleanup begins at vandalized church

    08/09/2012 9:10:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WAVY ^ | 8.10.2012 | WAVY
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Cleanup began at vandalized church Wednesday while church members prayed for the 9 and 10-year-old children charged with the crime. Adult hands are washing away the work of 9 and 10-year-olds, putting faith in a higher power to find a way to forgive. Norfolk police say the children who vandalized Christ First Community Fellowship from end-to-end live in the neighborhood. They're all charged with felony vandalism and burglary. Pastor Joe Spear said the children have walked the halls of the church before. "To know there's five of them involved," said Spear. "It's still just surprising..." Spear...
  • America's Safest Weather Cities

    08/09/2012 8:52:35 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 77 replies ^ | Aug 9, 2012, 5:44 AM EDT | Jon Erdman
    Virtually no location in the U.S. is 100% safe from dangerous weather. According to the National Weather Service, the combination of flooding, lightning, tornadoes, tropical cyclones, snow/ice storms, extreme heat, extreme cold, high winds, and rip currents claims almost 600 lives each year in the U.S., on average. Of course, catastrophic events in any year (Hurricane Katrina, spring 2011 tornadoes) can skew the averages. However, there are locations in the U.S. where the weather is generally "safer."
  • Texas boy, 4yo, saves 3yo, then drowns.

    08/09/2012 5:32:59 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 32 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 08/09/2012 | Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763
    A four year old little Man jumps into a pool to save a struggling little girl, then drowned and was took off life support today.
  • Rise of the World Trade Center (1969-1973)

    08/09/2012 5:05:10 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 8 replies
    various | 9 August 2012
    Photos are from: The World Trade Center: A Tribute by Bill Harris Requiem World Trade Center: Once Upon a Time in New York City by Hideaki Sato
  • Pro-life video of the day: Abortion with a smiley face

    08/09/2012 2:35:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 8/9/2012 | Hans Johnson
    A recurring theme in science fiction is portraying euthanasia as a pleasant, voluntary experience for the victim. This is not lost on Planned Parenthood, which released this video to “inform” the “one third of women who ‘experience’ abortion.” Notice the pleasant smiles throughout, especially that of the “patient’s” mother, who you would think is sending her daughter off to have her teeth cleaned. E-mail your video suggestions to
  • Bacon Challenge!

    08/09/2012 12:42:52 PM PDT · by Old Sarge · 238 replies
    Das Interwebs | 8/9/2012 | Unknown
  • OK just how bad is it going to be after Obama get's it handed to him in November?

    08/09/2012 11:07:24 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 113 replies
    09 August 2012 | US Navy Vet
    What will he pull between the Election(after he Loses BIG) and the Inaugeration.
  • What’s So Bad About a Boy Who Wants to Wear a Dress?

    08/09/2012 11:31:59 AM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 82 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 8/9/12 | RUTH PADAWER
    The night before Susan and Rob allowed their son to go to preschool in a dress, they sent an e-mail to parents of his classmates. Alex, they wrote, “has been gender-fluid for as long as we can remember, and at the moment he is equally passionate about and identified with soccer players and princesses, superheroes and ballerinas (not to mention lava and unicorns, dinosaurs and glitter rainbows).” They explained that Alex had recently become inconsolable about his parents’ ban on wearing dresses beyond dress-up time. After consulting their pediatrician, a psychologist and parents of other gender-nonconforming children, they concluded that...