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  • Who? Do what?

    05/12/2012 6:43:11 PM PDT · by TexasSecede79366 · 106 replies
    Just got off the phone with a guy that can only call about once a month. He's very redneck. My browser just crashed11
  • Scientists: Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

    05/08/2012 10:33:06 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies
    csmonitor ^ | May 8, 2012
    Like gigantic, long-necked, prehistoric cows, sauropod dinosaurs roamed widely around the Earth 150 million years ago, scientists reported in the journal Current Biology on Monday. In a major new climate finding, researchers have calculated that dinosaur flatulence could have put enough methane into the atmosphere to warm the planet during the hot, wet Mesozoic era. Like gigantic, long-necked, prehistoric cows, sauropod dinosaurs roamed widely around the Earth 150 million years ago, scientists reported in the journal Current Biology on Monday. And just like big cows, their plant digestion was aided by methane-producing microbes. "A simple mathematical model suggests that the...
  • Man with Monkey in Truck Charged With DUI

    05/04/2012 11:16:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Friday, May 4, 2012 | Brian Hamacher
    Man facing DUI and possession of wildlife charges after small monkey found in truckA Florida man is facing DUI charges after police pulled him over for speeding and discovered a money in his truck Thursday. Eugene Carl Kotelman, 36, for Largo, was stopped around midnight in the area of East Bay Drive and Belcher Road, according to a Largo Police arrest affidavit. Kotelman has bloodshot and glassy eyes, poor balance and his breath had a distinct alcohol smell, according to the report. He refused to perform field sobriety tests, the report said. Police said Kotelman was driving on a suspended...
  • Good Riddance. (Vanity)

    05/03/2012 8:55:00 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 141 replies
    May 2, 2012 | By Lazamataz
    About 17 years ago, in Rochester, NY, I befriended a small group of people. It was in my druggie days, and they were all big potheads. There was one couple in particular, the T's, I will call them.I used to go to their frequent dinner parties, and all of us would have a grand old time. They loved inviting me, they called me the 'life of the party'.Fast forward to now. I happen to look them up on FaceBook. We are all delighted to have reconnected. Things are cool. Over the course of time, the female starts bringing up politics,...
  • Miniature Horse Leads Police on Slow-Speed Chase

    05/02/2012 9:10:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    WTSP ^ | May 2, 2012
    Police business is usually pretty serious, but a pursuit in Fargo Sunday was the cause of a few giggles... if not outright guffaws. A miniature horse named Jellybean caused some big trouble for police officers when it escaped and led cops on a slow-speed chase. The little brown-and-white pony was taking part in a Girl Scout pet adoption event when he wiggled out of his halter and went on the lam. Jellybean is in training to be a therapy pet at the Hightail Horse Ranch and Rescue in Hawley, MN. The Hightail Rescue program works to adopt out rescued horses...
  • Might be headed to Concord, NC

    04/30/2012 3:58:34 AM PDT · by eyedigress · 31 replies
    now | eyedigress
    If you NC FReepers have some advice I would sure appreciate it. I need to be in a location within 30mi north of Charlotte and preferably within 10mi of the Interstate. I do not know the area. This could happen in 8 weeks and my beautiful Tennessee home will be put on the lease market. Cheers!
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/27/2012 4:35:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 38 replies
    White Out Press ^ | 4/24/2012 | Staff
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appears to be piling up enough delegates to force a...
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/24/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 42 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | Richard Winger
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory.
  • Philadelphia Man Rescues Squirrel Stuck in Bag of Pistachios

    04/24/2012 7:50:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 23, 2012 | Jennifer Abbey
    A Philadelphia man came to the rescue of a hungry squirrel that was apparently stuck inside a bag of pistachios. Sergei Petrov was hanging out at his friend’s house Thursday when he noticed the squirrel with the bag on its head, running in circles. “He sensed that I was there, but he couldn’t see me so he ran into a wall,” Petrov told ABCNews.com. After several attempts with his foot and finally his hand, Petrov freed the squirrel from the bag. Shocked, the little guy went sprinting in the other direction and up a tree, leaving Petrov happy he didn’t...
  • The Free Republic Koan

    04/14/2012 11:40:37 PM PDT · by Talisker · 107 replies
    4/14/12 | Self
    It's struck me that JimRob's absolute RomneyZot has created a situation rarely seen in the world, especially on a mass scale: a koan. A koan is a technique used in Zen Buddhism to stop the endless thoughts of the mind, and thereby enable a genuine spiritual breakthrough when the ego finally shuts the hell up. Traditionally, this is done by giving the acolyte an impossible question, and demanding an answer. While somewhat inverse tactically, JimRob has created a similiar situation on Free Republic. Freepers are already faced with an impossible situation politically, and JimRob has (at least on FR) removed...
  • Fill in the blank: If Obama had a son ________________

    04/14/2012 10:57:40 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 43 replies
    4/15/2012 | Nunya Biddness
    Fill in the Blank: If Obama had a son ________________
  • Man drops dumbbell on bullet, shoots self

    04/14/2012 10:51:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 55 replies
    upi. ^ | April 13, 2012
    MODESTO, Calif., April 13 (UPI) -- Police in California said a man with a gunshot wound to his shoulder said he accidentally shot himself by dropping a dumbbell onto a bullet. Modesto Police said the 56-year-old man, whose name was not released, told them he was working out Wednesday night when he accidentally dropped a dumbbell on a rimfire .22-caliber bullet, causing the propellant powder in the bullet to be activated and sending it into his shoulder, The Modesto Bee reported Friday. Officer Chris Adams said police found the story suspicious, but not impossible. He said investigators did not find...
  • Have I been banned!

    04/13/2012 8:44:13 PM PDT · by goodtomato · 106 replies
    4/13/12 | Good Tomato
    Have I been banned?
  • Titanic's 100th anniversary will go on and on -- on TV

    04/10/2012 7:22:48 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/10/12 | Rebelbase
    Aghh! Hit the damn iceberg and get it over with!
  • Self-Centered Vanity Posts Inconvenience Me (Vanity)

    04/09/2012 9:52:24 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 138 replies
    April 9, 2012 | By Lazamataz
    Just this morning, RetSignMan posted this post apologizing for his self-centeredness over the years.Does he know how much this inconveniences ME? My life was slightly impacted, negatively, by this post and I'm not seeing how it benefits me.People have to think how will it affect LAZ before they post a selfish- and self-centered vanity post. Being self-centered is no excuse for failing to think about me: My life, my fortunes, my good luck, and the other things in my life.Self-centeredness is a vile trait that I have eliminated in my life to benefit my path and my mental heath. I...
  • OK, I'll Vote For Romney, But... (Yes, this is a Vanity)

    04/05/2012 12:24:03 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 79 replies
    March 5th 2012 | Mad Dawgg
    OK, I've thought about it. I've read over and over here on Free Republic that if I don't vote for Romney. I am by default voting for Obama. Now some of you are reading this and saying, wait-a-minute, Romney hasn't clinched it yet. Well its time to face facts, he is gonna be the G.O.P. nominee. The fat lady hasn't sung yet for the other Republican hopefuls Santorum and Gingrich. But if you listen closely you can hear her just off-stage doing some warmup scales. So I guess if I must vote for Romney or forever be condemned as a...
  • Frontier Airlines nixes warm cookies

    04/03/2012 10:53:42 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    upi. ^ | April 2, 2012
    DENVER, -- The warm cookie service Colorado-based Frontier Airlines inherited when it merged with Midwest Airlines is being canceled by the company, officials said. Frontier officials said in a Friday announcement they will no longer offer the warm chocolate chip cookies as part of their in-flight service and they will instead serve bags of Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers or Barnum's Animal Crackers to passengers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday. The officials said the cookies, which were made famous by Midwest Airlines before it merged with Frontier in 2009, do not factor into purchasing decisions by customers and do not...
  • Bizarre "King of Wasps" Found in Indonesia

    03/31/2012 4:27:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    nationalgeographic ^ | March 27, 2012 | Dave Mosher
    A new species of giant, venomous wasp has been found on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi (map), scientists say. The two-inch-long (five-centimeter-long) black insects are shrouded in mystery—all of the wasp specimens caught so far have been dead. "I'm not certain any researcher has ever seen one alive, but they are very bizarre-looking," said study co-author Lynn Kimsey, an entomologist at the University of California, Davis, who co-discovered the insect. "It's the extreme version of the [larrine wasp] subfamily they belong to." Larrine wasps typically dig nests for their eggs and larvae in open, sandy areas. The adults grow no...
  • Three monkeys on the loose in Fla.

    03/30/2012 8:17:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | March. 29, 2012
    BRONSON, Fla., -- Sheriff's deputies in Florida are searching for three monkeys who've been spotted roaming near Williston, Fla. The Levy County Sheriff's Office said residents in the area of County Road 318/335 reported seeing three monkeys Thursday and deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the animals. Deputies, however, did discover a fence post with scratches believed to have been left by the monkeys and some hair that seems to have been shed by the animals. Residents said the monkeys had discovered pet food in their carports and left huge messes. The sheriff's office said Florida Fish...
  • Food Stamp Friday @ The Rose Supper Club, Montgomery AL

    03/29/2012 1:32:55 PM PDT · by TankerKC · 5 replies
    The Main Board ^ | Mar 29 2012 | The Main Board
    I'm told that this is no joke.