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  • STOP! The Trivial News Is Sucking Our Freedoms Dry

    06/30/2005 12:34:53 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 10 replies · 649+ views
    Original Contribution to Freerepublic.com | June 30, 2005 | Kenneth F. Brahm
    I know we like to post news stories on this board and go OMG OMG OMG teh udder side teh suXorZ!!11! It's rare that anyone really writes anything somewhat original so, here, I'll do something like that. I'm amazed at some of the twists that are going on in political and legal life right now. So much so that I really think it's worth commenting on. In some ways, we're going in the absolute wrong direction. Now before you get a knee jerk reaction and say i'm a "traitor" or some DUmmie here to quiety say "It's because of Bu$hco...
  • U.S. rebuffs N. Korea call for more policy clarity, conditions

    05/24/2005 6:51:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 309+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 05/24/05
    U.S. rebuffs N. Korea call for more policy clarity, conditions WASHINGTON, May 23, Kyodo - The United States on Monday rebutted North Korea's call on Washington to explain its stance, which North Korea claims is confusing, and set conditions to pave the way for its return to the six-party talks on its nuclear ambitions. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said he did not believe the United States had made any conflicting statements. ''I think we've made it clear to North Korea that there are no preconditions for returning to the talks,'' McClellan added. ''We hope that they will come back...
  • Initiative helps transgendered with unique struggles

    05/21/2005 3:26:50 PM PDT · by pabianice · 47 replies · 721+ views
    As people are growing up, they go through a variety of trying on different things. But for transpeople, it’s not an experiential situation. It’s about the need to be seen by others as you see yourself."-- Diego Sanchez, Director of Communications for AIDS Action Committee WORCESTER, MA — When Jayme wakes each morning, she doesn’t know whether she will feel like a boy or a girl. “Recently, I am exploring my gender. I consider myself gender-queer,” Jayme said during a telephone interview in which she asked that her last name not be used. Jayme doesn’t like pronouns, but understands that...
  • Police Search for Bank Robber Disguised as Woman

    04/20/2005 1:23:44 PM PDT · by holymoly · 7 replies · 498+ views
    WJLA ^ | April 20, 2005 | WJLA
    Sterling, Va. (AP) - Loudoun County investigators are trying to find a bank robber - but this guy doesn't fit any typical description. The sheriff's office says the thief stood six-foot-three and was wearing a flowery dress, a dark wig and white gloves. He was also carrying a purse when he walked into the Washington First Bank in Sterling Tuesday. But the purse was empty on the way out, because despite passing a note to the teller and implying he had a weapon, the robber left without taking any cash. Anyone with information is asked to call the Loudoun County...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • Parents: 4th-Grade Girl To Become Boy

    03/04/2005 7:35:11 AM PST · by cwiz24 · 432 replies · 6,526+ views
    WCVB-Boston ^ | 3/4/2005 | Associated Press
    Parents: 4th-Grade Girl To Become Boy Mom Says Youngster Has Male Brain METHUEN, Mass. -- A fourth-grader who was attending a Methuen elementary school as a girl before February vacation has returned to school as a boy. The parents of the 9-year-old child said the youngster was born with the body of a girl, but the brain of a boy. They have asked that he be referred to and treated as a boy by teachers and other students, and school officials are accommodating the request. The parents have even changed the child's name. The child's mother told The Eagle-Tribune that...
  • Democrats: Dazed and confused

    02/18/2005 10:05:38 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 15 replies · 527+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 18, 2005 | Thomas Lifson
    I find myself stunned by the magnitude of the quick victory President Bush has won on tort reform, with the new bill, now awaiting his signature federalizing most class action lawsuits. No longer will judges and juries in obscure rural counties of Illinois, Mississippi and Alabama be able to award hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars to nebulous classes of supposedly injured consumers or shareholders, at the expense of productive corporations, on the thinnest of evidence. Instead , the federal judiciary, which used to be so beloved of the Democrats when it was intervening in Southern elections, will...
  • I'm so stupid, I signed up and got the Zot.

    12/21/2004 12:25:42 PM PST · by hk409 · 36,144 replies · 219,508+ views
  • What's with all the dead scientists?

    01/26/2005 4:41:33 PM PST · by Middle-O-Road · 231 replies · 3,894+ views
    What's the deal with all the dead scientists?
  • No Name Calling Week?

    01/14/2005 7:31:37 AM PST · by EdReform · 99 replies · 4,038+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 1/12/2005 | Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.
    No Name Calling Week?     1/12/2005By Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.Yes, name-calling is wrong. But this event’s sponsors reveal the agenda behind banning it. “There is a special place in hell for people like you!” These words were directed at me by a teacher during this past summer’s National Education Association (NEA) convention in Washington, D.C. This delegate to the NEA convention made his prediction in response to my presence at the NEA’s Ex-Gay Educators’ Caucus booth in the convention exhibit hall. His cheery salutation caught me off-guard given the message of tolerance and acceptance I had been hearing around the exhibit hall....
  • ZOTLASH AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH

    11/11/2004 6:46:56 AM PST · by alya · 140 replies · 3,885+ views
    I have a question: I don't think many of you would actually condone actions against Muslim Americans would you? Were you aware of the fact that one Muslim man in Britain is paralyzed from the neck down? Are you aware that one Muslim girl was hit over the head with a baseball bat? Or are these things that you secretly cheer, because they are not like you? http://www.adl.org/terrorism_america/adl_responds.asp NOw, I know what you're going to say, I'm a pick one(leftist/left leaning liberal/communist/democrat/tree hugger/) in fact, you could probably come up with over a dozen labels, couldn't you? So, can you...
  • Example of IQ of Kerry Supporters (this will make you smile)

    10/20/2004 11:34:36 AM PDT · by campfollower · 50 replies · 3,525+ views
    DEAR EDITOR: Lie and deny all you want, but every single death resulting from Iraq's invasion was caused by and is squarely at the feet of George W. Bush. Bush is not known for being smart; he is, however, well known for being stubborn. There is nothing admirable in his avowal to "stay the course" in Iraq. He has no choice. There can be no turning back now, much less sending the troops home. The die was cast by Bush soon after he took office when he was so determined to invade Iraq because "it was easy." How on earth...
  • BACKWARD-THINKING KERRY UNFIT TO LEAD U.S. -- Neville Chamberlain Looks Good In Comparison!

    10/17/2004 4:32:51 AM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 18 replies · 1,150+ views
    So, for all that Bush is accused of being ''stubborn,'' it's Kerry who refuses to change. He reckons that Americans are worn out by the wild ride of the Bush years and really do long to ''get back to where they were'' -- back to Sept. 10, to the summer of shark attacks and missing congressional interns. All that going back to Sept. 10 means is that you'll have to learn the lessons of the morning after all over again: I do believe that, if clueless, complacent Kerry won, more Americans -- and Britons and Canadians and Australians and Europeans...
  • Angry left and right are crowding out the practical middle

    09/22/2004 4:23:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies · 927+ views
    Fort Wayne News Sentinel, IN ^ | September 22, 22004 | WILLIAM MCKENZIE
    (KRT) - Maybe it happens this way in most elections. But it really seems the middle's getting squeezed in this presidential election. The angry idealists are going at it from the left and right, leaving the practical middle wondering which way it should go. I found myself in this predicament recently in New York, where I moderated a 45-minute exchange between Gary Bauer of the evangelical right and Joseph Hough of the Protestant left. The two went after it over matters like how you treat the poor. Even though it was barely 9 in the morning, the interview grew so...
  • Mutually Assured Deconstruction (Kerry says "confused people like me... can't make up our minds")

    09/07/2004 12:48:45 PM PDT · by xm177e2 · 45 replies · 2,400+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 09/06/04 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    "Everybody told me, 'God, if you're coming to Canonsburg, you've got to find time to go to Toy's, and he'll take care of you,'" Mr. Kerry said, dropping the name of a restaurant his motorcade had passed on the way in. "I understand it's my kind of place, because you don't have to - you know, when they give you the menu, I'm always struggling: Ah, what do you want? "He just gives you what he's got, right?" Mr. Kerry added, continuing steadily off a gangplank of his own making: "And you don't have to worry, it's whatever he's cooked...
  • Taser used on confused patient

    08/16/2004 12:28:03 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 1,062+ views
    south bend tribune ^ | 8 14 04 | PATRICK M. O'CONNELL
    SOUTH BEND -- A man with Alzheimer's disease who was wandering amidst traffic in the middle of a busy street suffered multiple injuries when a South Bend police officer used a Taser on him Friday night while attempting to coax him to safety. Thompson Thewo, 65, suffered deep cuts to his face, a fractured arm and a dislocated elbow after the officer tried to keep him out of the Ironwood Drive and Lincoln Way East intersection. Thewo hurt his face during a fall after he was hit by the first of two Taser probes, then suffered the arm injury when...
  • JOHN KERRY: THE DISCOMBOBULATED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE!

    08/11/2004 7:19:29 AM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 29 replies · 1,646+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | by Marni Soupcoff
    "Had I been reading to children and had my top aide whisper in my ear that America is under attack," Kerry has said, "I would have told those kids very nicely and politely that the president of the United States has something that he needs to attend to." It seems a little weird first of all that Kerry finds it necessary to tell us he would have spoken to the kids "very nicely and politely." No kidding. They're kindergarteners, for goodness sake. What else was he contemplating, flipping them all the bird and saying, "The president of the United States...
  • Alan Greenspan sees ZOT, lowers the boom!

    07/05/2004 2:29:11 PM PDT · by billllll · 61 replies · 1,268+ views
    Since Mr Greenspan only represents the rich - Fact, he dosen't want the low minimun wage changed, infact he wants it abolished. Can the poor be represented by suing him? This man has legally robbed the average person blind. He has way to much power and it needs to be changed. He cannot keep giving money to big companies by taking it from the lower end of the scale. I personally cannot see giving any money to CEO's of public companies. That's what he is doing. When has Greenspan ever represented the low scale of paying jobs in this country?...
  • White House Derby: Bush's mysterious lead

    05/06/2004 7:54:07 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 57 replies · 269+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/6/2004
    The 2004 campaign mystery deepened this week: George W. Bush faces as perilous a foreign policy impasse as any president in the past 25 years, and yet presumptive Democratic candidate John Kerry still lags behind him in opinion polls. Noting the frustration in the party’s ranks, some Democrats say Kerry should be ahead by 10 points. In the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday, Kerry trailed Bush with 42 percent to the president’s 46 percent, with Ralph Nader at five percent. This was despite the finding that 49 percent of those interviewed said that Bush does not deserve...
  • A Deal? (ZOT!!! Who is Goerge? What is a trole?)

    04/20/2004 3:19:20 PM PDT · by thejourney · 104 replies · 488+ views
    How bout a deal? I know I'm banned. I'll admit I'm a trole now if you will let me log back in on November 3 after Kerry hands Boy Goerge his butt and tell you what a bunch of losers you are just like the first selected Chimp President is a losers How bout it, losers?
  • Kerry's Position(s) on Iraq: A Riddle Inside a Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma...

    03/09/2004 5:41:05 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 29 replies · 390+ views
    Bush-Cheney '04 ^ | March 7, 2004 | Bush-Cheney '04
    Kerry's Position(s) on Iraq: A Riddle Inside a Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma... John Kerry is interviewed by Time and the AP and is given ample opportunity to explain his position on the Iraq war. The words "might," "I can't say," and "that’s not a fair question" figure prominently: TIME: Would you say your position on Iraq is a) it was a mistaken war; b) it was a necessary war fought in a bad way; or c) fill in the blank? KERRY: I think George Bush rushed to war without exhausting the remedies available to him, without exhausting the diplomacy...
  • Candidates Confused on Gun Ban

    11/20/2003 3:00:29 PM PST · by FlyLow · 11 replies · 191+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Wednesday, November 19, 2003 | John R. Lott Jr.
    <p>A new career awaits Democratic presidential candidates: offering advice to hunters.</p> <p>Tuesday, Vermont Gov. Howard Dean explained his support for extending the assault weapons ban next year because “deer hunters don't need to have assault weapons.” Gen. Wesley Clark says: “I like to hunt. I have grown up with guns all my life, but people who like assault weapons should join the United States Army, we have them.” Sen. John Kerry offered, “I never contemplated hunting deer or anything else with an AK-47.”</p>
  • CA: We're trapped in a golden state of contradiction (Rob Morse - SF Chron)

    07/02/2003 10:18:32 AM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 17 replies · 296+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/2/03 | Rob Morse
    <p>The other day I was walking through Noe Valley in San Francisco, and thinking about the nature of change. Change in Noe Valley has involved a lot more than small change.</p> <p>In April, the selling price of the average single-family home in Noe Valley was $893,071 -- almost four times the price of the pre-earthquake Victorian I bought at the far end of Church Street in 1985. Alas, I sold it before anyone had heard the word "dot-com."</p>
  • Bond between members of Body of Christ supernatural reality Abp. Chaput no kneeling or genuflecting

    02/20/2003 1:40:39 PM PST · by american colleen · 179 replies · 255+ views
    Archiocese of Denver Register (website) ^ | February, 2003 | Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
    As they ready themselves to receive holy Communion, the faithful, who have remained in their places during the earlier portion of the Eucharist, now move forward in procession to the table of the Lord. Even this gesture has significance for the people of God. We walk together in unity toward the heavenly banquet. This helps us to recall that we're living a journey — a journey together because we share in the gift of baptism — toward the heavenly Jerusalem. This is our moment to be nourished by the divine life of the Son who has said, "Do this in...
  • Al Gore on Conan O'Brian Wednesday Late Night (Replay on Comedy Central 7pm TONIGHT)

    12/12/2002 8:37:25 AM PST · by RFP · 16 replies · 519+ views
    Jeff B.
    In case y'all went to bed early last night, albagore the robotic tuna was Conan's guest on NBC at 12:30am. Set your TIVOs - I believe Conan O'Brian's shows are rebroadcast the following day at 7pm on Comedy Central. The goron was predictibly wooden. When asked about his position on WOT, tunawood just rambled and contradicted himself that he opposed what Bush was doing but HE would form an international coalition and win the war. This after the hypocrite said that Al Quada is back and the Bush admin isn't doing enough. Then, with right and left hands flailing, albagore...
  • Good and Bad News in Launch Industry

    11/22/2002 10:29:54 AM PST · by NonZeroSum · 1 replies · 282+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2002 | Rand Simberg
    <p>There was good news for the American launch industry this week. Boeing's newest launch vehicle, the Delta IV, had a successful launch on Wednesday.</p> <p>Despite that, the U.S. launch industry is unfortunately still in big trouble, and it's not clear that the Bush administration has any coherent or effective strategy with which to deal with it.</p>