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  • Vanity/Cassius Clays Event

    06/10/2016 2:15:32 PM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 80 replies
    Was this guy some type of hero?
  • Obama says Ali shook up the world and left it better off

    06/04/2016 8:19:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 4, 2016 11:16 AM EDT | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama, who keeps a pair of boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in his private study off the Oval Office, said Saturday that Ali “shook up the world and the world is better for it.” Obama likened Ali, who died Friday, to other civil rights leaders of his era, and said the boxer stood with Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela in fighting for what was right. […] “He wasn’t perfect, of course. For all his magic in the ring, he could be careless with his words, and full of contradictions as his faith evolved,” Obama said...
  • Muhammad Ali's Hometown of Louisville Pays Tribute to the Boxing Legend (Flags at half mast)

    06/04/2016 8:52:58 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 59 replies
    ABC ^ | 06.04.2016 | David Caplan
    Muhammad Ali's birthplace of Louisville, Kentucky, is paying tribute Saturday to the late boxing legend, who died Friday in Arizona at 74. At a ceremony at the city's Metro Hall, Mayor Greg Fischer said flags on government buildings would remain at half-staff until Ali has been laid to rest.
  • Muhammad Ali has died at age 74

    06/03/2016 9:22:34 PM PDT · by BAW · 314 replies
    No link as yet. TV stations have broken to news that Muhammad Ali had died.
  • Ted Nugent: If Obama’s a Christian I’m a ‘Gay Vegetarian Pirate’

    09/19/2015 8:25:37 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 78 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/19/2015 | Josh Feldman
    With all the controversy stemming from the man who asked Donald Trump about the Muslim problem and President Obama, Ted Nugent decided to make it clear he has doubts about the president’s faith too. Nugent sent out a few tweets today railing against the government, Obama, and Planned Parenthood that culminated in him very much doubting that Obama’s a Christian.
  • Photos show Trump in military uniform, with athletic teams before dodging the ...draft...

    07/20/2015 8:17:05 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 108 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, July 20, 2015, 6:11 PM | BY NANCY DILLON
    Donald Trump smiled in uniform as a cadet at the New York Military Academy — then sidestepped the Vietnam draft with college enrollment and a medical deferment for bone spurs — a relatively minor injury in his foot....After leaving the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, he was quickly classified as 1-A, available for service in July 1968 and went for a physical that September. He was "disqualified" at some point after the physical and got a medical deferment in October 1968, the records show.... Trump biographer Wayne Barrett, author of "Trump: The Deals and the Downfall," ...said Trump likely got...
  • Protest Queen Naomi Klein: This Ka-Chings Everything

    09/24/2014 1:32:09 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 23 September 2014 | Editorial
    The Liberal Agenda: On the heels of Sunday's "People's Climate Change" march came Monday's "Flood Wall Street" demonstration, starring limousine liberal darling Naomi Klein. So who is Klein, and why is she such a hot ticket? Not since the 1980s, when Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua's Marxist dictator, bought $3,000 sunglasses on Fifth Avenue during a U.N. General Assembly have we seen such a confluence of free-market hate and consumer hog-wallow. But the leaders of the Climate Change March and the "Flood Wall Street" Occupy reunion put left-wing hypocrisy on full display this week in their loathing for capitalism and all-too-eager enjoyment...
  • Jesse Winchester, musician and draft-dodger, dead at 69

    04/11/2014 8:32:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    CBC News ^ | April 11, 2014
    Jesse Winchester, an American singer-songwriter who moved to Montreal in the 1960s to dodge the Vietnam War draft, died in his sleep Friday morning at the age of 69 after a lengthy illness. Born in Louisiana and raised in Tennessee, Winchester developed his musical talent while living in Montreal. He often played at a hotel in Morin Heights, Que., run by several Tennessee transplants during the 1970s.
  • Road to Moscow: Bill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow

    08/22/2007 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Fedora · 62 replies · 5,574+ views
    Original FReeper research | 08/22/2007 | Fedora
    Road to MoscowBill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow By Fedora SummaryDuring the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton’s student protests and Moscow trip generated much controversy, but few answers. While Clinton’s government files from that era seemingly remain unavailable even today, there is at least more information available than in 1992. The public record reveals that Clinton’s social network and views on Vietnam were influenced by a pattern of contact between Communist agents and sympathizers and Clinton’s academic and political associates. This pattern is documented here through an analysis of Clinton’s antiwar activity up through the time he left Oxford...
  • Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain so for the duration

    04/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,464 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain in full rebellion mode for the duration! No more Doles!! No more McCains!! No more RINOS!! NO ROMNEY!! Those who cannot stomach rebellion might as well start looking for a new home on the net!! Those who have ignored my hundreds of posts on this crucial issue or who have doubted me these last three or four years might as well get used to it. FR will never support the abortionist, homosexualist, socialist, mandate loving, constitution trampling liar Mitt Romney. In case you haven't noticed, a...
  • Feisty Jewish Former Congressman Alan Grayson Runs Red Light, Injures Two

    03/12/2012 8:25:07 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | March 11, 2012 | Yori Yanover
    The Jewish Congressman who became the darling of the left wing of the Democratic party but not so much with his district (he served only one term), who, in 2009, defined the Republican’s idea of health care plan as, “Don’t get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly,” may require some serious health care himself. According to WESH-TV2, last Saturday in Orlando, Fla., the former Florida Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson ran a red light with his car, a Mercedes (now, is that a car a nice Jewish boy should be driving?) and smashed into a public transit bus....
  • The American Mafia Isn't A Patriotic Bunch

    01/22/2012 12:11:37 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 19 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/22/12 | Friends of Ours
    Tough guy John Gotti wasn't going to fight America's war in Vietnam. The late Gambino mob boss was just a young hood when drafted in 1963, and after failing to appear for induction the draft dodger was found two years later as reported by Danny Fenster for Tickle The Wire: "Gotti told authorities he was unaware of the draft status. He reported to the selective service board the next day, but was never inducted into the armed forces due to his criminal record." Of course, mobsters never have been a patriotic bunch. For example, in 1945 Genovese mobster Paul "Lefty"...
  • Cain Wants Illegal Immigration Issue Shifted to States

    11/27/2011 6:51:43 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 463 replies
    The Corner / The National Review ^ | 11-27-2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Herman Cain indicated today that he does not agree with Newt Gingrich’s position on immigration. “The way I would deal with those that are already here, which has been my stated position: empower the states to deal with the illegals that are already here, not some, big, grandiose, national one size fit-all. I believe that the states should be empowered to deal with the illegals that are already here,” Cain said CNN’s State of the Union this morning. In response to whether that meant the states could allow illegal immigrants to “be put on a path toward legalization and toward...
  • Muhammad Ali Visits Former Pres. Bush At Book Signing

    12/18/2010 10:20:36 AM PST · by fabrizio · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Former President George W. Bush was happily stunned when legendary former heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali stood facing him. Bush was at a Barnes & Noble Booksellers store in Phoenix today signing his book, Decision Points when the Greatest entered (with the Secret Service) to shake hands. With his famous comic humor, Ali sat next to Bush and held the book up as press and public snapped photos.
  • Bill Clinton: Appoint Non-Judge to High Court

    04/19/2010 3:03:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies · 1,353+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 18, 2010 | Laura Meckler
    Former President Bill Clinton urged President Barack Obama to consider appointing someone to the Supreme Court who comes from political life, but said both he and his wife, the secretary of state, were too old for the job. Several senators have also urged the White House to look at candidates outside the judiciary to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. Political figures used to be well represented on the high court, but all nine justices serving now came from the federal appeals bench. Nominees from such a background are seen as easier to confirm and as more predictable once they...
  • 'The Boss' Turns 60 [leftist schmuck alert]

    09/26/2009 7:12:33 AM PDT · by ETL · 43 replies · 2,006+ views
    New York Times - ^ | September 23, 2009 | Tara Parker-Pope
    Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has graced countless magazine covers, from Time to Rolling Stone. But today, on his 60th birthday, he has turned up in a place many of his fans would never have imagined: the cover of AARP The Magazine. The AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) is not exactly the place we’d associate with a rock icon. But editor Nancy Perry Graham said Mr. Springsteen’s landmark birthday was an ideal time to feature him. “We put Bruce on the cover first and foremost because he was turning 60,” she said. “Like the rest of America,...
  • Caption Bruce Springsteen @ Half Time Show

    02/02/2009 9:15:06 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 85 replies · 3,017+ views
    Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zant perform during the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, February 1, 2009
  • Bruce Springsteen's love affair with communist folk singer Pete Seeger

    02/01/2009 6:09:06 PM PST · by ETL · 80 replies · 2,834+ views
    several sources | several authors
    Springsteen's Homage to Pete Seeger By Tom Moon World Cafe, April 25, 2006 - On the new collection We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, Bruce Springsteen honors the folk music tradition that has inspired many of his own compositions over the years. All the tracks on the new album are standards closely associated with folk icon Pete Seeger. Springsteen assembled large ensemble of acoustic musicians to flavor the proceedings with everything from accordion to tuba. Rock critic Tom Moon talks with host David Dye about why he reacted so strongly and positively towards this latest offering by The Boss.
  • Do Bruce Springsteen a favor. Don’t buy his CD at Wal-Mart.

    02/01/2009 5:04:40 PM PST · by slomark · 75 replies · 1,551+ views
    Bruce Springsteen now says he shouldn’t have made a deal to sell his greatest hits CD exclusively at Wal-Mart. Fans criticized The Boss because Wal-Mart has been accused of unfair labor practices. Springsteen, on the other hand, has always supported workers’ rights. “It was a mistake,” Springsteen said. “Our...
  • Bruce (bald face Liar) Springsteen calls Wal-Mart deal a mistake

    01/30/2009 7:46:12 PM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 53 replies · 2,295+ views
    In an interview with The New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest-hits CD. Some fans were critical because Springsteen has been a longtime supporter of worker's rights, and Wal-Mart has faced criticism for its labor practices. Springsteen's team didn't vet the issue as closely as it should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it," he told the Times for a story to be published in Sunday editions and previewed on its Web site.