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  • What is your all time favourite piece of music?

    12/27/2013 11:18:33 AM PST · by beaversmom · 336 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 27, 2013 | beaversmom
    If you had to pick just one piece of music (song or purely instrumental) as your TOP favourite, what would it be? I've got SO many loves, but if I had to choose a very top ONE, it would be The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel. It was my first love musically as a child (6 years old in 1973 when I first heard it) and has stuck with me all this time. It is poetic, beautiful, and passionate. It taps deep in me bringing out so many emotions. I absolutely love the opening line..."Hello darkness my old...
  • 'Obama's Favorite General' Stripped Of Security Clearance Amid Leak Investigation

    09/25/2013 10:36:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/24/13 | Paul Szoldra
    Retired Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright has reportedly lost his security clearance as an investigation into his involvement in national security leaks continues, Foreign Policy reports. Cartwright, a retired four-star general who served for 40 years and last served on the Joint Chiefs, has been the subject of an ongoing investigation into an alleged leak of classified information of the "Stuxnet" virus that targeted and temporarily disabled Iran's nuclear facilities in 2010. The general's legal team has called that assertion "preposterous." Gordon Lubold of FP reports that multiple current and former administration sources said Cartwright lost his clearance earlier this...
  • Favorite Founding Father....

    07/03/2011 4:37:15 PM PDT · by gman992 · 98 replies · 1+ views
    070311 | Gman992
    Okay, who is everyone favorite founding father??
  • Hyundai Accent GT: A Favorite Car that Holds Fond Memories for a SAR K9 Handler

    06/08/2011 8:03:27 PM PDT · by MosesmomS · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Content ^ | June 05, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    When people think of vehicles used for search and rescue, especially for K9 teams, they usually think of big four-wheel-drive sport-utility vehicles and trucks loaded with crates and gear that the handlers have to haul with them to searches. They sure don't think of Hyundai Accent hatchbacks, and they sure don't expect a 90-pound German Shepherd Dog to be the dog that leaps out of that hatchback.
  • Who is Ann Coulter’s favorite MSNBC host?

    06/07/2011 2:32:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 6/7/11 | Alexa Williams
    Move over Keith Olbermann, you may have been replaced as Ann Coulter’s favorite MSNBC host. Rachel Maddow currently holds this title. As a part of the writing process Coulter makes a conscious effort not to read other conservative’s opinions so as not to influence her work, she said. As a result, she regularly hears the opinion from the other side, including those on MSNBC, a left-leaning television news station. When The Daily Caller asked Coulter who her favorite MSNBC host was she explained the problem with Olbermann. “Well obviously [my favorite] was Keith. But sadly, he is gone. Even MSNBC...
  • Favorite line from ATLAS SHRUGGED?

    03/04/2011 6:41:17 PM PST · by albionin · 47 replies
    Just saw a clip from the new ATLAS SHRUGGED movie and thought it would be fun to hear everyone's favorite line from the book if you've read it. There are so many to pick from but I think mine is when Francisco has just deliberately caused the crash of D'anconia Copper's stock and he says to James Taggert: "money is the root of all evil, so I just got tired of being evil". Love it!
  • Movies you can watch over and over again

    07/17/2010 2:49:27 PM PDT · by big black dog · 356 replies
    I'm watching "A few good men" right now for the gazilionth time"
  • Sixteen Thousand Birthday Wishes From Obama to His Favorite Person

    08/07/2010 10:32:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall ^ | 8/7/2010 | Dan Gainor
    Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday dear Barry, Happy birthday to me. Today is Barack Obama’s 49th birthday and an ideal time to mark a little more than a year and a half causing havoc in the White House. What could be more appropriate to celebrate his 18 months of self interest and self involvement than a day honoring him? According to the Associated Press, Obama will have dinner with friends and then settle down to a nice evening in his Hyde Park house. With his wife and children away, he’ll be “spending his birthday instead...
  • Move over NYC, New Orleans gets top city rankings

    10/10/2009 7:33:51 PM PDT · by Saije · 17 replies · 1,064+ views
    Reuters India ^ | 10/10/2009 | Patricia Reaney
    Looking for romance? Head to Honolulu. But if you are single, like live music, boutique hotels and want a wild weekend, New Orleans is the city to visit. In its latest survey of America's favorite cities Travel and Leisure magazine asked readers to pick the best places for everything from the most attractive, intelligent, stylish and the friendliest people to where to find the best museums, restaurants, bars, museums and affordable hotels. "The big news this year is that New Orleans received the most number one rankings over New York," said Travel and Leisure Assistant Editor Stirling Kelso. ...The city...
  • A ‘Vacation’ sequel; Your favorite ‘Vacation’ (Poll)

    10/07/2009 5:47:34 PM PDT · by Saije · 14 replies · 899+ views
    KansasCity.com ^ | 10/7/2009 | Eric Winter
    The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that New Line (a division of Warner Bros.) is developing a sequel to the “Vacation” franchise. There have been four movies (and a made-for-TV movie entitled “Christmas Vacation 2”). This new film would apparently focus on Rusty Griswold, who is now a father himself, as he takes his family on a road trip vacation. For the love of God, New Line, please bring original “Rusty” actor Anthony Michael Hall back! Otherwise, I want no part of this movie. This got me to thinking though: What is your favorite “Vacation” movie? Internet debate is fierce. Most...
  • Vanity: Who is your Favorite Freeper?

    08/17/2009 6:10:52 PM PDT · by Jean S · 912 replies · 22,753+ views
    self
    A thread with this title was posted about 10 years ago. The top choices were JohnHuang2 and kattracks (who sadly died of cancer a couple of years ago). My current favorites are governsleastgovernsbest for posting his great commentaries from newsbusters here (this is NOT an ad). I also like RobinMasters, he finds great articles to post. Also, kudos to Cindy for her relentless research. And of course, Jim Robinson who makes this all possible. This thread is dedicated to kattracks, a true friend of FR. May she rest in peace.
  • What was YOUR first car? Your favorite car? (VANITY)

    08/10/2008 5:57:25 PM PDT · by Number57 · 174 replies · 1,505+ views
    Was talking to a friend about old cars & old times today (for me, that means the early 80s, when I got my license). I've had a LOT of cars. Most clunkers, as I was usually broke, but a few gems. I've had better cars, and I've had worse. But here's my 1st & fav picks. My very first car, purchased in 1980 for the Princely sum of $150, was a true tank: the 1969 Chrysler Town & Country station wagon. Weighing in at an impressive 3,700 lbs (IIRC), it had a wheezing 383 CI, after-market manual choke sticking out...
  • America Supports You: Troop-Support Group Founder Named ‘Favorite Mom’

    05/21/2008 4:25:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 53+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 21, 2008 – Two of America’s favorite siblings bestowed a very special honor on the founder of a grassroots troop-support group recently. Donnie and Marie Osmond named Patti Patton-Bader as “America’s Favorite Mom” on the May 11 “America’s Favorite Mom” program presented by Teleflora and NBC. "I really am lucky to know so many heroes in my life," said Patton-Bader, who has two sons in the Army, one currently deployed to Iraq. "Whether they are the troops who serve our country or the amazing mothers here on this ‘America's Favorite Mom’ program, I am honored to be...
  • Who's your favorite U.S. President from the past 50 years? (Freep this Larrrrrry King/CNN poll)

    01/31/2008 6:59:50 AM PST · by dynachrome · 33 replies · 63+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 1-31-08 | Larry King
    Who's your favorite U.S. President from the past 50 years? George W. Bush Bill Clinton George H.W. Bush Ronald Reagan Jimmy Carter Gerald Ford Richard Nixon Lyndon Johnson John F. Kennedy Dwight Eisenhower
  • Giuliani emerging as favorite of gays (Log Cabin Republicans annual convention)

    05/04/2007 6:57:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 982+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/07 | Colleen Slevin - ap
    DENVER - Rudy Giuliani emerged as a favorite among many members of the GOP's largest gay organization, who cited his record on social issues, taxes and defense. However, delegates to the Log Cabin Republicans annual convention said Friday they also fear that the former New York mayor, in his bid to capture the Republican presidential nomination, might be waffling as he reaches out to the more conservative GOP voters who hold sway in the primaries. "Mainstream Republican voters and moderate voters are going to vote for you. Don't tilt to the right," said Frank Ricchiazzi, who helped found the Log...
  • Orphanage favorite off-duty destination for Manas Airmen (Have Tissues)

    04/28/2006 6:05:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 513+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Lara Gale
    4/28/2006 - BELOVODSKY, Kyrgyzstan (AFPN) -- Children at an orphanage here have become accustomed to a weekly ritual. Teachers wake them from naps or gather them from activities into a common area, the door opens, and people with boxes, bags and armfuls of treats walk in. The kids run for hugs and in a moment they’re scattered like it’s Christmas morning -- toys in one hand and cookies in the other -- making up games, or playing quietly by themselves with new treasures. Senior Airman Trammel Johnson, who organizes trips to the orphanage, has a hard time letting a week...
  • WHERE'S BETSY'S PAGE?

    03/17/2006 4:24:48 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies · 603+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | March 16, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Betsy Newmark, one of my favorite bloggers who I've been honored to have guest-blog here, is down. I asked her what happened. She e-mails about her nightmare: Evil Blogger has lost the page - server problems. They are the most unhelpful organization. You can't reach any human being and all I get are form letters saying that all the problems have been resolved. I'm just hoping that they fix their problem and I get back on. I don't have time to hassle with setting up a new page. She adds: All I get are their automated messages that are of...
  • What Is the Greatest Musical Work of All Time?

    03/01/2006 7:54:55 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 747 replies · 9,795+ views
    3/1/2006 | Reaganesque
    I was sitting here tonight listening to Mozart's Requiem and I got to thinking: what do I consider to be the best work of music ever? For my part, Mozart's work really does the trick for me when I need to be re-energized. Therefore, I believe that his Requiem is the greatest work of all time. There just isn't another work that is as powerful and passionate. When the chorus sings the final "Amen" at the end of "Lacrimosa" I get the feeling that he knew it was the last thing he would ever write. It gives me chills at...
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...
  • Castro Screws Foreign Investors Again! - (Hollywood's favorite tyrant a double-crosser!)

    06/05/2005 4:09:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 1,051+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JUNE 5, 2005 | CARL LIMBACHER & Staff
    Western companies that bucked the U.S. embargo and set up shop in Cuba are shutting down and leaving as Fidel Castro's government rolls back market reforms - just as NewsMax.com predicted it would three years ago. Writing in NewsMax.com in February 2002, pundit Humberto Fontova said: "Liberals insist in Congress, on CNN, in the New York Times that doing business with Fidel is a can't-lose proposition for any American and that moral and material blessings will shower all involved." Then Fontova - author of the new book "Fidel: Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant" - warned: "The momentum for the long-awaited opening with...
  • Favorite Conservative Movies?

    05/04/2005 2:51:42 PM PDT · by rogermonroe · 149 replies · 2,130+ views
    I'm a liberal but growing increasingly disenchanted with the left. I'm also a movie fan. I'm looking for a list of the movies most beloved by conservatives, movies that support conservative ideals, films that make a good argument for conservatism. I figured this was the place to go. If you were making such a list, what would be on it? Rambo? Red Dawn? What?
  • Poll: New Yorkers not sure Hillary Clinton should run for prez (Rudy the favorite)

    04/12/2005 4:15:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 698+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | 4/12/05 | MARC HUMBERT
    Poll: New Yorkers not sure Clinton should run for prez By MARC HUMBERT AP Political Writer April 12, 2005, 2:43 PM EDT ALBANY, N.Y. -- While Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2006 re-election chances look good unless Rudolph Giuliani challenges her New York voters aren't sure she should run for president in 2008, a statewide poll reported Tuesday. On the other hand, a slim majority of New York voters think Giuliani should run for president in 2008, according to the poll from the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. **SNIP** Fifty-one percent of registered voters polled by Marist said they definitely...
  • Mexican (presidential favorite) Leftist Sees 'Dignified' Jail Time

    04/12/2005 3:40:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 257+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/12/05 | Catherine Bremer
    Mexican Leftist Sees 'Dignified' Jail Time 15 minutes ago By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's presidential favorite, facing time behind bars in a legal wrangle that has split Mexico, said on Tuesday jail would be a "dignified" place for him to campaign for 2006 elections. As political allies began a hunger strike, leftist Mexico City Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said a vote by Congress to force him to face trial in a minor land dispute was a blow to Mexico's fledgling democracy. "All this farce was for that, because the president's office doesn't want me to participate....
  • Who is your Favorite President(s)?

    01/18/2005 6:35:43 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 167 replies · 2,217+ views
    01/18/05
    As we get close the inaguration,we should have some fun. I would like to know who is your favorite President(s) and the reason why. Mine: George Washington. Reason: Father of this country. Put down a rebellion without firing a shot (the whiskey rebellion), wisely kept us out of the French Revolution despite the call to intervene, wasn't very power hungry he only serveed two terms. Also encoured westward expansion.
  • Your faorite "isms"

    12/06/2004 9:32:43 AM PST · by xcamel · 50 replies · 1,064+ views
    Ok.. FReepers are unique people, and I'm sure everybody has one of those "favorite one-liner" trueisms regarding politics, conservatism, or life in general. How about listing a few for posterity...Here's a start: It is much more important to be concerned about what was said about what got done, than to worry about what got done about what was said.
  • My Favorite Movies (vanity)

    11/26/2004 5:08:33 PM PST · by OwnershipSociety · 111 replies · 2,017+ views
    11/26/04 | Self
    Okay, it's Friday evening and I have the muse going on favorite movies.
  • Moments from the Presidential Campaign

    11/03/2004 12:51:53 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic · 9 replies · 430+ views
    It is over. The race has been waged. The competitors have fought through the polls. The incumbent Bush has been declared victor, and Kerry has conceded victory to the President (which I think is a classy act, especially considering this is Kerry we're speaking of). Now that the tough months of the campaign are behind us, we can use this time to reflect. We can recall some of our favorite moments in the campaign (like the speeches at the RNC). We can recall moments that made us squirm (the last Democrat ads before Election Day). We can recall moments that...
  • Bush Abandons His 'Favorite Son' Chalabi

    05/18/2004 6:25:03 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 190+ views
    Bush abandons his 'favourite son' Chalabi (Filed: 19/05/2004) Administration cuts off cash for gathering of intelligence, reports Alec Russell in Washington The Bush administration has signalled an end to its relationship with Ahmad Chalabi, the leader of the Iraqi National Congress and the Pentagon's former favourite for leadership of the country. After months of feuding within President George W Bush's administration over Mr Chalabi's role, the Pentagon is stopping monthly payments of $335,000 (£200,000) to the INC for intelligence-gathering in Iraq. Chalabi: mistrusted The decision was taken a week ago at a meeting of Mr Bush's senior officials, including the...
  • Shuttle Foam Theory 'Not a Favorite' - NASA Chief

    02/23/2003 2:09:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 270+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/23/03 | Reuters - Washington
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A theory that pieces of foam from the space shuttle Columbia's external fuel tank struck its wing shortly after launch was being investigated, but was "not a favorite" in the debate over what caused it to disintegrate on re-entry, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe said on Sunday. "Well, it's one of many theories, and it's not a favorite of anybody's at this juncture that I'm aware of," O'Keefe said on CNN's "Late Edition." "Everybody is looking at every single possible permutation of what could have caused this," he said. "That certainly is an active element of the overall...
  • Govt.Waste & Airwaves/Louisville Public Radio Station, Listeners Name "Greatest Artists of All Time"

    01/04/2003 10:18:26 AM PST · by RonPaulLives · 12 replies · 441+ views
    RonPaulLives | 01/04/03 | RonPaulLives
    Lists, and especially musical lists, are always a joy, as they guarantee much discussion, debate and controversy over who made what position on said list. My reasons for posting this thread are two-fold: (1.) To demonstrate the worthlessness of wasting valuable taxdollars on public radio. As we all know, the largest portion of the listenership to public radio are very well-to-do (dare I say RICH ) liberals, who can support their own damned musical choices, without your and my public support...which leads me to the kicker: This countdown was compiled by combining the votes cast by only 1,800 listeners (if...