Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,803
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 60%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: dontdropthesoap

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Kevin Spacey's Agency And Publicist Have Dropped Him

    11/02/2017 9:02:09 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies ^ | 11/2/2017 | Kate Aurthur
    In the wake of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, a source confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Thursday that CAA, Kevin Spacey's longtime agency, as well as his publicist Staci Wolfe, have dropped the actor. The first accusation was from actor Anthony Rapp, who told BuzzFeed News in a story published Sunday that Spacey had made a sexual advance toward him when he was 14 years old. Since then, a number of other accusers have come forward, including an unnamed artist who told New York magazine Thursday that he and Spacey had a sexual relationship when he was 14 and Spacey...
  • Man Gets Year in Prison for 'Swatting'

    10/13/2015 2:23:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/12/15 | Debbie Encalada
    Swatting, for those unfamiliar, is when people call law enforcement to report a fake emergency to get SWAT deployed to a specific location, like someone’s home—something Lil Wayne was a victim of earlier this year—sometimes resulting in victims being attacked or arrested by police. Swatting is now a federal crime, for which one Connecticut man is facing one year in prison for. Matthew Tollis a 22-year-old arrested last year in September is getting prison time for his involvement in six swatting incidents in 2014, according to the Department of Justice. -snip-Tollis was sentenced to 12 months and one day in...
  • Murphy (NY Mets) now to talk baseball only

    03/05/2015 9:06:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 4, 2015 | Adam Rubin
    New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will no longer address his religious beliefs and will stick to baseball, a team spokesman said Wednesday. On Tuesday, MLB ambassador for inclusion Billy Bean addressed Mets players after general manager Sandy Alderson invited him. Murphy subsequently told media that day that while he would embrace Bean as a teammate, he does not approve of his homosexuality. Bean concealed his sexual orientation during his playing career and later said that he was gay.
  • Vet, 77, Busted For Obama Death Threat ("shoot Zero for “what he has done to this country”)

    11/24/2010 9:48:36 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 123 replies · 1+ views
    NOVEMBER 24--A 77-year-old South Carolina man whose home was stocked with an arsenal of guns told Secret Service agents that he wanted to shoot Barack Obama “for what he has done to this country,” according to a criminal complaint charging him with threatening the president’s life. Michael Bowden allegedly first spoke of killing Obama last week during a “routine check-up” at a Veterans Administration clinic in Spartanburg. Bowden, pictured in the mug shot at right, told a nurse that he “was thinking of traveling to Washington, DC, to shoot the President (Obama) because he is not doing enough to help...
  • Joran van der Sloot Charged with Murder of Stephany Flores (And he's off to a Peruvian prison...)

    06/11/2010 9:27:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 93 replies · 2,383+ views
    CBS ^ | 6/11/10 | CBS/AP
    Joran van der Sloot has been charged with murder in the slaying of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. Peruvian judge Juan Buendia has ordered van der Sloot jailed on murder and robbery charges, and described van der Sloot as having acted with "ferocity and great cruelty." Police say van der Sloot smashed in the face of Lima business student Stephany Flores, whom he met playing poker at a casino, after taking her to his hotel room on May 30. They say he then strangled her, threw her to the floor and emptied her wallet. Buendia issued the order before dawn Friday, instructing...
  • Pictured: The miniature 'Greek temple' from which Barack Obama will launch his final push

    08/27/2008 11:04:26 AM PDT · by pissant · 193 replies · 588+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 8/27/08 | staff
    Barack Obama's big speech on tomorrow night will be delivered from an elaborate columned platform resembling a miniature Greek temple, it has been revealed. The stage is similar to structures used for rock concerts and has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos' American football team plays. Up to 80,000 supporters will see Mr Obama appear from between plywood columns painted off-white, reminiscent of the White House, to accept the party's nomination for president. He will stride out to a raised platform to a podium that can be raised from...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Hacker, 21, Gets Almost 5 Years in Prison

    05/09/2006 12:39:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 133 replies · 2,125+ views
    YAAHOOooooooo ^ | 1 hour, 6 minutes ago
    LOS ANGELES - A 21-year-old computer whiz was sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for taking control of 400,000 Internet-connected computers and renting access to them to spammers and fellow hackers. Among the machines authorities said Jeanson James Ancheta infected in 2004 and 2005 were those at the China Lake Naval Air Facility and the Defense Information System Agency headquartered in Falls Church, Va. "Your worst enemy is your own intellectual arrogance that somehow the world cannot touch you on this," U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner told Ancheta in sentencing him Monday to 57 months in prison....
  • Fla. Teens Surrender in Homeless Beatings (THANK HEAVENS!)

    01/15/2006 4:22:38 PM PST · by paulat · 98 replies · 3,112+ views
    Yahoo! - The Associated Press ^ | 1/15/06 | Denise Katlette
    Fla. Teens Surrender in Homeless Beatings By DENISE KALETTE, Associated Press Writer 3 minutes ago FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Two South Florida teens suspected in the beatings of three homeless men turned themselves in to police Sunday, authorities said. Family attorneys negotiated the surrender of Brian Hooks, 18, and Thomas S. Daugherty, 17. They will face murder charges in the death of Norris Gaynor and aggravated battery charges in the videotaped beating of Jacques Pierre, said Capt. Michael Gregory of the Fort Lauderdale police. They also are suspects in the beating of a third man, Raymond Perez, 49, whose case...
  • Walker gets 10-year prison term [GA Democrat]

    11/29/2005 12:34:02 PM PST · by ncountylee · 23 replies · 1,343+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/29/05 | JAMES SALZER
    AUGUSTA — A federal judge Tuesday sentenced former Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker to more than 10 years in prison and ordered him to pay a $150,000 fine and $698,000 in restitution. The Augusta Democrat received 121 months in prison, and his companies were fined $70,000 in the fraud and theft case. He and the companies also were ordered to pay $80,000 in court fees. U.S. District Judge Dudley Bowen said he wanted to "send a message to other would-be corrupt politicians." Walker stole at least $425,000 from a charity he created and bilked newspaper advertisers out of another $200,000,...
  • Vietnam arrests rocker Gary Glitter--media

    11/20/2005 5:55:42 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 34 replies · 1,454+ views
    Reuters via ABC ^ | 11/19/2005 | Staff
    Nov 19, 2005 — HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam police have arrested British rocker Gary Glitter on a child molestation charge, a state-run newspaper reported on Sunday. The Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper quoted immigration police at Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat airport as saying Glitter — whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd — was arrested while trying to board a plane to Bangkok on Saturday morning. Immigration police at the airport declined to comment. The state-run youth newspaper said police escorted Glitter back to the southern resort town of Vung Tau where, according to state-run Vietnamese media, he...
  • Prison Welcomes Convicted Tyco Execs

    09/23/2005 12:28:25 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 103 replies · 2,840+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Sep 23, 2005 10:30 am US/Eastern
    A state prison in Fishkill, New York, Thursday welcomed former Tyco International executives L. Dennis Kozlowski and Mark Swartz -- as inmates. The former executives convicted of stealing $600 million from Tyco, arrived at the Downstate Correctional Facility from Rikers Island, where they've been since their sentencing on Monday. The Fishkill prison is a reception center where male inmates stay for several weeks while waiting to be assigned a full-time prison. Kozlowski and Swartz were sentenced to 8-and-one-third to 25 years in prison. At Downstate, the two got the standard short haircut and prison clothing. Because of their high-profile cases,...
  • Sex abuse 'a significant problem' in prisons

    05/04/2005 1:04:45 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 465+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 4, 2005 | By Jerry Seper
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES The sexual abuse of federal inmates by U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) personnel is a significant problem, and the laws that criminalize sex inside America's prisons -- including consensual acts -- are deficient, a government report says. The Justice Department's Office of Inspector General, in a report this week, said an investigation found that accusations involving the sexual abuse of inmates by BOP personnel, including both men and women, accounted annually for 12 percent of its investigative caseload -- with 90 new cases a year.
  • 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...
  • All Hail The Death Of Radio

    03/02/2005 8:03:31 AM PST · by SmithL · 46 replies · 1,705+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/2/5 | Mark Morford
    Corporate radio sucketh, whole and large and true. . . .
  • ZOT! Please, I Need Help [DUh, no kidding]

    02/19/2005 4:20:10 PM PST · by richie kerry · 109 replies · 2,495+ views
    richie kerry, zotted while under the influence.
    I don't have long. I am posting from the Richmond Jail office. I am being booked for DUI and disorderly conduct. Can a fellow freeper come down and help me. Please.
  • Ho Hum, More War And Death

    01/19/2005 12:07:47 AM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 761+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/19/5 | Mark Morford
    What happens when habitual warmongering and BushCo lies become part of our daily diet? And then you read the appalling little story about how BushCo is now "taking steps" to further the investigation into why their original intelligence on Iraq was so painfully, treasonously, colon-clenchingly wrong, why they thought Saddam had giant Costco-sized warehouses stacked to the rafters with snarling nukes and nasty biotoxins and active warheads when, in fact, he had nothing but a couple Dumpsters full of rusty 20-year-old shell casings and a bucket of stale glue.