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  • Obama Bans Wealthy From Hoarding Gold

    01/15/2016 8:14:23 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 65 replies
    SkinnyReporter ^ | by Justin Thyme
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama today banned private ownership of more than a quarter ounce of gold, saying the move was necessary to revive the economy. "Wealthy Americans are bailing out on the economy by taking their money out of circulation and hoarding gold," Obama said as he signed an executive order reminiscent of Depression-era President Franklin D. Roosevelt's ban on the possession of gold. "The wealthy are violating their trust and abusing their position by investing in gold," Obama said. "My order will put an immediate end to this practice, which threatens to hijack the good efforts of...
  • What is the full name of JohnWK ZOT?!

    01/02/2015 6:41:24 AM PST · by marieswood1 · 65 replies
    A response to Rob Natelson’s Article V Constitutional Convention speculations 9-1-2013 | johnwk Posted on 9/3/2013, 5:31:15 PM by JOHN W K
  • More Cowbell!..Mississippi Queen, by Mountain, and the Bells of Rock

    07/19/2014 3:59:50 PM PDT · by lee martell · 48 replies
    July 19 2014 | lee martell
    Some classic rock songs from 'back then' have a distinctive sound in the intro, a rhythmic pattern that would probably make a good ringtone on our cell phones of today. One of those songs that could instantly set the mood was "Mississippi Queen, by the group Mountain, from 1970. The band consisted of four guys; Leslie West, Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi and David Rea. This song, their most successful, reached #21 in the Billboard Hot 100 record chart of 1970. There are many other good songs with the everyday Cowbell in the intro including; #1. Moby Dick, by Led Zeppelin...
  • How to Play the Cowbell

    08/05/2013 4:11:06 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 7 replies
  • The Obama Economy? S&P Downgrade? - We need more Cowbell!

    08/05/2011 6:06:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Dana Loesch ^ | 8/5/11 | Dana Loesch
    I'm shocked, simply shocked, that no one in the admininstration has tried to fix the debt with more cowbell. We need more cowbell, Obama!
  • Windows, Cowbells, Snuggies and Obamacare

    09/23/2009 12:35:57 PM PDT · by CMoran325 · 18 replies · 503+ views
    Clearly Nebulous ^ | Sept 23, 2009 | C Moran
    President Obama has been on television - again and again and again -- making public appearances and sitting down for interviews on every station (exceptFox News, natch!) pushing his proposals for health care reform. Never mind that his directives remain hazy and vague, and his speeches are no different than they were during the campaign, chock-full of boiler plate bromides that make liberals feel warm and fuzzy all over. Jonah Goldberg over at the National Review had this to say: "...the White House still thinks it has a communication problem, and if only it dispels the cloud of 'lies' belched up by the...
  • Happy Birthday, Christopher Walken (66)

    03/31/2009 2:04:42 AM PDT · by Lost Dutchman · 25 replies · 907+ views
    Happy Birthday!!!
  • Kathleen Parker: Let's repudiate and denunciate all of 2008

    01/02/2009 8:17:46 PM PST · by SmithL · 34 replies · 988+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/2/9 | Kathleen Parker
    Summing up, let me just say that I reject, repudiate, renounce, denounce, dismiss and utterly regret 2008. Sayonara and good riddance. Which is not intended to convey offense toward anyone of Japanese descent, nor to serve as commentary on any but the preceding 12 months of the Gregorian calendar. Not that other calendars, including the Goddess Lunar Calendar, aren't perfectly good. In fact, I categorically denounce any person or statement (or calendar) that disparages or causes distress to any living creature on this great planet or that serves to divide us from any other planet in this universe – or...
  • What's going on in Cleveland? Evacuations? City bankrupt?

    10/31/2008 6:41:35 PM PDT · by black_diamond · 110 replies · 5,066+ views
    WLW 700AM
    WTF. Listening to WLW 700 AM. If you thought a river catching on fire was bad ....

    08/23/2008 8:14:28 PM PDT · by edcoil · 100 replies · 365+ views
    8-22-08 | edcoil
    Can you put Biden, Bidens and Biden's in the spell checker - then delete this post. Thank you.
  • Obama leads McCain by 6 pts in new AP/Ipsos poll

    08/05/2008 9:17:42 PM PDT · by bumblethebee · 65 replies · 308+ views
    AP/Ipsos ^ | AP/Ipsos
    Obama with solid lead in new poll
  • Truckers may see cowbells make a comeback in Mass.

    09/15/2007 5:39:57 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 19 replies · 927+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 15, 2007 | Michael Levenson
    Musicians play them. Ski fans bang them. Farmers tie them to heifers. Now, state officials may use cowbells to help solve a curiously persistent transportation problem: trucks that crash into the low Storrow Drive and Memorial Drive bridges despite the abundant signs warning them away.
  • New pilotless plane headed for Afghanistan

    08/28/2007 8:05:56 AM PDT · by nypokerface · 36 replies · 1,478+ views
    UPI ^ | 08/28/07
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army soon will deploy a faster and more lethal pilotless plane to Afghanistan and then to Iraq, it was reported Tuesday. The Reaper flies three times as fast and can carry eight times more weapons than the Predator, the pilotless U.S. plane in use since 2001, USA Today reported. The Reaper, with its longer range and speed, is well suited to roust Taliban fighters from Afghanistan's vast and mountainous terrain, said Brig. Gen. James Poss, director of intelligence for Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base, Va. Deploying to Afghanistan this fall,...
  • Need More Cowbell? Like Quirky 80s Bands? Then This Commercial is For You! (Vanity)

    07/24/2007 7:23:00 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 288+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2007 | n/a
    Dell XPS M1330 Commercial
  • Terrorists Using The Internet?

    02/15/2007 12:30:55 PM PST · by jjgnc · 56 replies · 1,617+ views
    Myself | 2-15-07 | JJ
    Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Foreign Operatives Using Message Boards All over the Internet, it is apparent that a coordinated, well-funded effort is under way to undermine and warp American values by attacking us through our least protected zone...the Internet. From AOL, to Yahoo, to Netscape, possible terrorists are posting on message boards while posing as liberals. They are taking advantage of the natural anti-American tendencies liberals have anyway, and therefore can more easily blend in. However, there are a few traits you should look for to determine whether someone is actually a foreign agent instead of just the average liberal:...
  • The Proper Care and Feeding of the Free Republic Keyword Feature

    09/20/2006 6:06:39 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 198 replies · 8,002+ views
    <p>The Free Republic keyword feature serves a valuable purpose, it alerts posters to topics that they are interested in and supplements those topics which aren't already listed as available topics.</p> <p>1. Please do not add words like "and" and "the" to the keywords. And PLEASE do not add every word from your title to the keywords, that's just plain annoying.</p>
  • Divine Wind

    09/20/2006 9:00:45 AM PDT · by Trampled by Lambs · 1 replies · 176+ views
    Google Video ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Daryl Maxwell
    A video created in the wake of September 11, 2001 by video production specialist and BO–C fan, Daryl Maxwell. Originally written in 1980 as a reaction to the Iran Hostage Crisis, Blue Oyster Cult's "Divine Wind" once again provides a relevant backdrop to current affairs. Assembled from news footage, it is a compelling and emotional reflection on America's new Day of Infamy.
  • Ferrell's NASCAR Movie Called Anti-Christian, Racist

    08/07/2006 7:16:54 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 138 replies · 4,294+ views
    WISN.COM ^ | 07 AUGUST 2006 | AP
    Christian Reviewer Rants About Liberal Hollywood LOS ANGELES -- Christian film reviewer Ted Baehr is no fan of this past weekend's top movie at the box office. Web Site: See Baehr's Review The publisher said Will Ferrell's "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" is "a racist, bigoted work that ridicules the Bible Belt, Southern white men, Christianity, Jesus Christ, the family, and American masculinity." Baehr said the lead character's mocking prayer to baby Jesus shows anti-Christian bigotry and wonders why Hollywood isn't treating Will Ferrell like it's treated Mel Gibson, who has apologized for his anti-Semitic outburst. "Don't...
  • 100-Pound Woman Eats 60 Ham Biscuits In Contest

    06/26/2006 11:39:24 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 31 replies · 567+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 26 JUNE 2006 | AP
    (AP) LYNCHBURG, VA -- The Black Widow strikes again. Sonya Thomas, a 100-pound woman who earned her nickname by outeating many of her heavyweight male opponents on the competitive eating circuit, ate 60 ham biscuits Saturday to win an eating contest at the 16th Annual Virginia State Harley Davidson Owners Group Rally. The 37-year-old from Alexandria beat out 11 other competitors from the International Federation of Competitive Eating and Harley Davidson owners from throughout the state. Her closest competitor, Eric "Badlands" Booker, of Copiague, N.Y., ate 42 ham biscuits. The buttermilk biscuits stuffed with ham are a Southern favorite. With...
  • Toyota Does Right When They Do Wrong-- Prius Recall

    06/07/2006 10:27:19 AM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 26 replies · 1,066+ views
    PanAsianBiz ^ | June 5, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    Toyota is planning to voluntarily recall about 2/3 of the Prius cars they have made. Someone in Japan learned that when you turn the steeling wheel and drive real slow into a curb, it can break something in the steering mechanism. Trust me, you drive very slowly in Japan a lot, with the steering wheel turned all the way the left or right. Usually, its bad business for a car company to do something like this. However, Toyota is sucking it up, making the changes on their own dime BEFORE a tire blows out, or a car rolls over and...
  • Thousands of Protesters Rally for [Illegal] Immigrant Rights

    04/10/2006 7:27:54 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 15 replies · 629+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 04/10/06 | Bill Brubaker
    Tens of thousands of protesters, many chanting... [blah, blah, blah -- More show up at the March for Life each year, protesting the slaughter of unborn Americans, than those illegal immigrants on the mall in DC today wanting amnesty.]
  • Would you hire this man? (i.e. this Frenchman?)

    04/03/2006 4:46:31 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 23 replies · 1,076+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 4/2/06 | DOMINIC HILTON
    Am I the only one who thinks France is nuttier than frangipane? Here is how I understand last week's wave of marches, riots and blockades in the land of loitering existentially in smoky cafés while making meaningful hand gestures: Lots of over-educated youths with too much black in their wardrobes are desperate to dress up in balaclavas and bandannas and torch things because (now let me word this correctly) they are disillusioned that their government wants to help them get jobs, because when you get a job there is a big danger you might one day lose it, especially if...
  • US-Iran Talks Over Iraq Put on Hold

    04/08/2006 7:36:00 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 1 replies · 167+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 4/08/06 | Barry Shweid
    WASHINGTON - The Bush administration remains interested in limited talks with Iran on its activities in Iraq, but no meeting is scheduled, a State Department spokesman said Friday. The talks would be held in Baghdad, where U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad was authorized months ago by President Bush to meet with Iranian diplomats on a limited basis. "We don't have a timeline for such a meeting," spokesman Sean McCormack said. "As for whether there will be a meeting, we will see." The U.S. official added: "We've had concerns about the Iranians' behavior in Iraq. We are calling for good, neighborly, transparent...
  • Congress Unites for Illegal-Immigrant Deal

    04/06/2006 6:39:22 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 195 replies · 2,788+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 4/6/06 | David Espo
    WASHINGTON - Putting aside party differences, Senate Republicans and Democrats coalesced Thursday around compromise legislation that holds out the hope of citizenship to an estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States unlawfully. "We can no longer afford to delay reform," said Republican Sens. John McCain and Edward M. Kennedy in a statement that capped weeks of struggle to find common ground. [TRANSLATION: Amnesty and a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal aliens]
  • The Left Needs More Socialism

    04/03/2006 4:05:12 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 50 replies · 5,025+ views
    The Nation ^ | 4/1/06 | Ronald Aronson
    It's time to break a taboo and place the word "socialism" across the top of the page in a major American progressive magazine. Time for the left to stop repressing the side of ourselves that the right finds most objectionable. Until we thumb our noses at the Democratic pols who have been calling the shots and reassert the very ideas they say are unthinkable, we will keep stumbling around in the dark corners of American politics, wondering how we lost our souls--and how to find them again. I can hear tongues clucking the conventional wisdom that the "S" word is...
  • Well, I finally traded my old '91 Firebird (for a '99)with 180,000 miles ... (SHAMELESS VANITY)

    03/30/2006 5:14:38 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 49 replies · 1,034+ views
    Self | 3/30/06 | Self
    A couple of weeks ago, I had a brake line fail, no big deal in itself, but when the car was on the hoist, you could clearly see the carpeting coming through the rusted floorboard. One seat bolt had already rusted away and I figured that someday soon I may wind up sitting on the street. On top of that, the driver's side door was getting real hard to close so I thought I better get something before the door falls off. So I started looking: one Camaro was a real dog, one was great but expensive, and there was...
  • Is Will Ferrell dead?? (Update: The story was a Hoax )

    03/14/2006 1:45:18 PM PST · by Yaelle · 60 replies · 3,280+ views
    Newswire ^ | 3-13-06 | self
    I just got an email from someone saying that Will Ferrell died in a paragliding accident. It sounds like something Will would have made up. The above link is not working for me but it was the only Google News link that says he is dead.
  • **** Official Friday Silliness Thread ****

    01/06/2006 5:49:22 AM PST · by BJClinton · 901 replies · 13,255+ views
    Free Republic isn't free ^ | 01/06/2006 | It's Arthur
    Cool, the first OFST of the new year. My only standing resolution was to make no more resolutions and I've already broken it. *shrugs*
  • McCain rebukes 'Star Wars' quip

    12/19/2005 12:08:42 PM PST · by Paul8148 · 37 replies · 1,109+ views
    WASHINGTON -- Just four days after bowing out of a reelection campaign -- and paving the way for a 2008 presidential run -- Governor Mitt Romney yesterday drew his first rebuke from a White House rival. Romney had been quoted as saying of Senator John McCain of Arizona: ''You know, John McCain, the other day, said that he thinks about being president every day in the shower. I guess I'd turn instead to the words of 'Star Wars,' which is it's in a galaxy far, far away. Look, that's down the road. It's a lifetime away in the world of...
  • King arrested for allegedly threatening daughter, ex-girlfriend

    09/29/2005 7:38:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 60 replies · 2,563+ views
    AP ^ | 9/29/5
    Rialto, Calif. -- Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police led to the deadly Los Angeles riots of 1992, was arrested for allegedly making threats following a fight between his daughter, his girlfriend and an ex-girlfriend, police said. King, 40, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of making criminal threats. He was held on $25,000 bail. Police were called to the King home shortly after 4:15 p.m. Authorities said King's live-in girlfriend, Dawn Jean, 29, got into a fight with daughter Candace King, 23, who also lives in the home. The daughter allegedly assaulted Jean, leading Carmen Simpson, Candace...
  • Sheehan Meets With McCain

    09/27/2005 6:33:56 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 97 replies · 2,886+ views
    WASHINGTON -- Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan met with a prominent lawmaker who supports the Iraq war. Sheehan thanked Sen. John McCain for meeting with her Tuesday, but she came away disappointed. Sheehan, who calls the Vietnam veteran a "warmonger," said "he tried to tell us what George Bush would have said." "I don't believe he believes what he was telling me," Sheehan said. The Arizona Republican also seemed disappointed in the Washington meeting. He said it had been misrepresented to him as including some of his constituents. Only one person in Sheehan's small delegation had ties to Arizona, and that...
  • Christopher Walken Running For President

    08/12/2005 7:44:26 PM PDT · by Callahan · 236 replies · 8,532+ views ^ | 8/12/05 | Walken 2008
    The Walken Platform These are the issues that need solutions now, and Christopher Walken is not afraid to address them. He wants his supporters and opponents to know that he is clear in his ideals and will fight to lead America to a better place. Campaign Finance Reform: "I believe that campaign finance is a very tough issue, with good points on both sides; but I feel, as a wealthy american, that I should have no more say than even the least fortunate American citizen. That is why I am for campaign finance reform." Military Funding: "I am a huge...