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  • We need more ZOT threads.

    02/22/2018 11:43:57 AM PST · by McGruff · 90 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/22/2018 | Me
    Could we have a ZOT thread once in a while. There was some newbie moron who volunteered with a thread today but it got locked before we could have any fun. Please.
  • Obama not under investigation for treason [media got trolled?]

    02/21/2018 9:46:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2018 4:19 PM EST
    A story claiming an FBI official has announced he’s investigating former President Barack Obama and other Democrats for treason is not true. The false story also incorrectly identified the official as “the U.S. District Attorney.” The site conservativefighters said that Dana Boente, general counsel to the FBI, will pursue treason charges against Obama “and any liberals or Democrats working to undermine the president.” Boente never made such an announcement and he is wrongly identified in the story as the U.S. District Attorney. …
  • Trump, citing ‘evil massacre’ in Florida, starts talking about gun control

    02/20/2018 8:42:56 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 161 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2018 | Jenna Johnson, Mark Berman, Josh Dawsey
    President Trump on Tuesday signaled an openness to modest gun-control measures following what he called an “evil massacre” at a South Florida high school last week that left 17 dead and prompted passionate calls from teenagers for reform. Trump directed the Justice Department to draft a ban on devices known as “bump stocks,” molded pieces of plastic or metal that can attach to a legal semiautomatic gun and allow it to fire up to 100 rounds in seven seconds, similar to an illegal machine gun. In private, he has indicated that he might do more, telling advisers and friends in...
  • Trump’s base warms to Ted Cruz after president’s amnesty ‘betrayal’

    02/20/2018 8:41:41 PM PST · by TBP · 129 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | By S.A. Miller
    They aren’t calling him “Lyin’ Ted” anymore. Sen. Ted Cruz’s stock is rising among members of President Trump’s base who feel double-crossed after the president offered amnesty to illegals in the immigration debate. Some who opposed Mr. Cruz in his 2016 run for the White House are even clamoring for the Texas Republican to mount a primary challenge to Mr. Trump in 2020. The newfound esteem for Mr. Cruz, whom Mr. Trump dubbed “Lyin’ Ted” when they battled for the 2016 Republican nomination, is coming from people who were die-hard supporters of the president. “Ted Cruz has kept his word...
  • Video school shooter Nikolas Cruz backyard target practice

    02/17/2018 8:16:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | US Daily
    Valentine's Day killer Nikolas Cruz is revealed doing target practice while shirtless in a backyard. In a clip, taken by a neighbor of Cruz's and obtained by CNN, he is sporting a Make America Great Again cap, in his socks while pumping off rounds in a yard.
  • James CLAPPER: Could Be 'Other Shoes To Drop' In The Russia Investigation Involving Trump's Finances

    02/17/2018 9:53:40 AM PST · by blam · 114 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2-17-2018 | Bryan Logan
    James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence said he believes there could be "other shoes to drop" in the Russia probe, which took a dramatic turn on Friday after new charges against multiple Russian nationals and entities were announced. "I think there are other shoes to drop here — notably finances," Clapper said during a CNN interview Friday night. "I think that's going to be another profound thing that's going to come out about this." "What were the financial relationships between the Trump Organization before the election and the Trump campaign," Clapper said. He clarified that he isn't personally...
  • Apostrophe'

    02/15/2018 11:18:06 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 41 replies
    Frank Zappa ^ | '72 | Frank Zappa
    This is for those devoted but more so uninitiated. I feel bad posting this work as Frank's larger catalog is extensive. For me this is 101 stuff, insanely rudimentary but wonderful. Enjoy.
  • Trump .25 cent gas tax for infrastructure plan ?

    02/15/2018 6:49:45 AM PST · by hapnHal · 77 replies
    15 February 18 | hapnHal
    Where is the outrage? President Donald Trump reportedly endorsed a .25 cent gas tax hike to pay for his $200 billion infrastructure plan. We pay enough gas taxes in California, thanks to Jerry Brown. WE WANT NO MORE GAS TAXES!
  • Sponsor An Immigrant Yourself (Mega Barf Alert)

    02/14/2018 8:32:29 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    Politco ^ | February 13, 2018 | ERIC POSNER and GLEN WEYL
    The raw emotions generated by immigration policy—provoked by heartrending stories of families torn apart by deportation, or citizens murdered by illegal immigrants—have scrambled political allegiances and confused public debate. Republicans, usually the champions of family values and small government, now want to restrict family reunification and give bureaucrats the power to screen people who want to enter the country. Democrats, traditionally the allies of the working class, want big business to select immigrants and have given scant attention to the legitimate interests of working-class natives. The only way to end this politically charged debate is to think carefully about benefits...
  • Obamas' official portraits unveiled

    02/12/2018 12:45:50 PM PST · by Innovative · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 12, 2018 | Kate Bennett, CNN
    Barack and Michelle Obama re-emerged on the public stage Monday in Washington, only this time for an event that has nothing to do with politics. The former first couple's official portraits were unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, a rite of passage for most former presidents, all of whom have their portraits hanging in the museum.
  • Couple sells everything for sailboat. It sinks on day 2

    02/10/2018 7:58:49 PM PST · by Innovative · 201 replies
    MSN ^ | Feb. 10, 2018 | Ryan W. Miller
    A Colorado couple said they sold everything they owned to buy a sailboat and set out for the open seas together. Within two days, their dream became a nautical nightmare. On their way to Key West, Tanner Broadwell and Nikki Walsh's voyage abruptly ended in John’s Pass off Madeira Beach, Fla., when their 28-foot sailboat struck something underwater Wednesday night.
  • Nancy Pelosi is incredibly underrated (barf alert)

    02/10/2018 10:17:35 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | February 10, 2018 | Dana Houle
    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor for eight hours Wednesday, giving the longest speech in that chamber in at least a century. She did so to pressure Speaker Paul D. Ryan to permit a vote on protecting the roughly 700,000 undocumented “dreamers.” Republicans expressed delight that eyes were on the polarizing Pelosi, but her marathon speech served to energize activists while highlighting that House Republicans will not commit to a vote. Despite having little leverage, she scored a tactical success. It’s not just Republicans who discount Pelosi’s talents. Some Democrats are unsatisfied with her leadership: They accuse...
  • 2nd White House aide resigns amid domestic abuse allegations

    02/09/2018 5:58:27 PM PST · by familyop · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09FEB18 | Fox News
    A White House speechwriter, David Sorensen, is resigning amid domestic abuse allegations, Fox News has confirmed.
  • Second White House official departs amid abuse allegations, which he denies

    02/09/2018 5:54:48 PM PST · by familyop · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09FEB18 | Elise Viebeck
    A White House speechwriter resigned Friday after his former wife claimed that he was violent and emotionally abusive during their turbulent 2½ -year marriage — allegations that he vehemently denied, saying she was the one who victimized him.
  • White House aide Rob Porter's exit moved up, amid questions over handling of abuse claims

    02/08/2018 10:17:13 AM PST · by familyop · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08FEB18 | Serafin Gómez, Judson Berger
    "These outrageous allegations are simply false. I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago...I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign,” Porter said in a statement provided by the White House...Fox News also has learned that Hicks was involved in drafting the initial response to the first DailyMail.com report.
  • Hope Hicks' new boyfriend Rob Porter RESIGNS from White House after BOTH ex-wives accuse him...

    02/07/2018 5:02:06 PM PST · by familyop · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (London, U.K.) ^ | 7 February 2018 | LOUISE BOYLE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
    'These outrageous allegations are simply false. I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described,' Porter said in a statement Wednesday. 'I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign.
  • Jonah Goldberg: Why the ‘Cult of Trump’ Has Taken Hold

    02/07/2018 2:56:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    National Review ^ | February 7, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    ... Liberals roll their eyes at the claim that President Obama violated democratic norms or abused his power. But putting aside the specific arguments, conservatives saw plenty of abuses and violations, from the IRS scandals and Benghazi to the Iran deal. Obama said many times he couldn’t unilaterally implement the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program because he wasn’t a “king.” Then he did it anyway. And the process repeats itself, getting worse and more egregious each time. When I criticize Trump, the first response from countless Republicans is, “Oh yeah, why was it okay for Obama!?” If I point...
  • Flat Earth Update: Mad Mike Hughes Rocket Launch

    02/06/2018 9:02:24 AM PST · by 1_Inch_Group · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | MGTV History
    Mad Mike Hughes CANCELLATION of Rocket Launch Statement. Flat Earth Update 02/04/2018 | "Actually, it was the actuator" - Michael J Hughes. Mike explains why the rocket launch failed. Has Mike just run out of steam? "I'm a 61 year old man. I'm tired" Mike quoted as saying upon exiting
  • The Nunes memo is a dud

    02/02/2018 11:35:10 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    Vox ^ | February 2, 2018 | Zack Beauchamp
    Rep. Devin Nunes’s infamous memo — the document numerous House Republicans claimed would demonstrate fundamental anti-Trump corruption at the FBI — was released early Friday afternoon. The entire thing is three and a half pages and only takes a few minutes to read closely and carefully. After doing that, there is only one conclusion a fair reader could draw: There is absolutely nothing here. There is no proof in the memo that the FBI is biased against Trump, no proof of abuse of surveillance powers by the FBI, and no proof that the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to...
  • Shep Smith Apology

    02/02/2018 9:23:01 AM PST · by VA is for Freepers · 63 replies
    Vanity | 2/2/2018 | Me
    Shep Smith needs to apologize to President Trump.