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  • Fred, the Egg Man & His Smart Old Rooster Butch

    03/20/2014 12:15:52 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 9 replies
    Unknown | Unknown | Unknown
    > Fred The Egg Man & His Smart Old Rooster Butch > > Fred was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young 'pullets,' and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs. >> He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced. >> >> This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. >> >> Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing. >> >> Now, he could sit on the porch and fill...
  • Why We All Lose If the Fed Wins

    08/19/2013 8:59:25 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 20 replies
    Peak Prosperity.com ^ | Monday, August 19, 2013, 12:12 AM | by Chris Martenson
    So let's pretend for the moment that the Federal Reserve gets everything it has stated it wants. And even further, that Washington, D.C. gets everything it wants, too. The credit markets are repaired, and massive new loan growth flows out the door. Loans are made to businesses that hire gobs of new people. Consumers borrow and borrow some more to go to school and buy homes, cars, and gadgets. Inflation remains low and job growth explodes. Tax receipts climb and the deficit falls. The stock market goes higher and higher, gold falls and then falls some more, as confidence in...
  • See the Liar Romney Defend the Mandate BEFORE Obama was even Elected!

    04/12/2012 6:06:25 PM PDT · by publius321 · 140 replies
    "Whoa Nellie! Where did THIS come from? The Fox News network, with its deep bench of producers, associate producers and “investigative journalists” didn’t have access to these video clips? Of course they did. The truth is that this is about as scandalous as the Machiavellianism their sister company Sky News engaged in their phone tapping/hacking scandal that caused Rupert Murdoch’s son James to resign in humiliation. Fox news apparently sat on these clips as though they didn’t exist – just as they CONCEALED the fact they damned well knew – that Mitt Romney repeatedly lied to us and his challengers...
  • Warrantless: Police raid wrong house (76 yr old stroke victim)

    03/25/2012 7:48:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 99 replies · 3+ views
    © Copyright 2012, AuburnPub.com, 25 Dill Street Auburn, NY ^ | Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 3:00 am | Justin Murphy
    There are few people less likely to sell drugs than Fred Skinner. The 76-year-old lives alone on Mc Neeley Road in Victory, getting by with help from neighbors. Much of his home has been quietly abandoned because he can’t get up and down the stairs; his son, also named Fred Skinner, said his mind “goes in and out.” Since suffering a stroke last July, he speaks haltingly, sleeps with an oxygen tank and has a pacemaker in his chest. Skinner doesn’t hear as well as he used to, but there was no missing the pair of crashes he heard late...
  • Perry backer: Romney in a 'cult,' not a Christian

    10/07/2011 7:45:17 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 85 replies · 1+ views
    The pastor who introduced Texas Gov. Rick Perry at a conservative gathering Friday said rival presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not a Christian and is in a cult because he is a Mormon. Robert Jeffress, the senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Dallas, made similar remarks about Romney when he ran in the 2008 campaign. Event organizers at the Values Voters Summit selected Jeffress to introduce Perry, but the Perry campaign was consulted about the choice and approved Jeffress to introduce the Texas governor. Jeffress endorsed Perry at the event and introduced him as "a proven leader, a true...
  • 2 Arrested In Plot To Attack Seattle Military Recruiting Station

    06/23/2011 12:59:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    kirotv.com ^ | June 23, 2011
    SEATTLE -- Men from Washington and California have been arrested in plot to attack a Seattle military recruiting station, the Department of Justice says. Justice Department officials said the two men, who were arrested late Wednesday night, took possession of machine guns that they purchased and planned to use in an attack on the Military Entrance Processing Station on East Marginal Way and that the two also planned to use grenades in the attack. Here's the complete news release from the Department of Justice: Two men were arrested late last night and are charged by criminal complaint with terrorism and...
  • Dissenters in GOP rethink Electoral College [Fred Thompson joins those trying to destroy it]

    06/03/2011 7:25:02 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 174 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Popular-vote pact picks up steam A once-sleepy movement that would upend the Electoral College, reverse two centuries of constitutional practice and elect presidents by direct popular vote has quietly picked up momentum in recent days, with Republican Party leaders scrambling to stanch a steady stream of defections by GOP state lawmakers to the plan. *snip* Under the idea introduced in 2006 by Stanford University consulting professor John Koza, states that join the NPV compact pledge to give all of their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote - even if a majority of the state’s...
  • Free Speech Defeat: Fred Grandy Show Cancelled for Speaking About Islam

    03/02/2011 6:29:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 3/2/11 | pamela gellar
    More sharia (Islamic law): this is enforcement of blasphemy laws, do not insult Islam. How much more of our freedoms are we going to allow them to seize? James Lafferty wrote: WMAL management has caved to CAIR once again! Fred Grandy is off-the-air because he told the truth about jihadists working within America to destroy our government and subjugate all Americans to Islam. And Jan P wrote: Fred Grandy (ex-actor and ex-congressman) regularly informed his audience of the jihad, Sharia and the attacks on western civilization. His wife, “Mrs. Fred” appeared every Friday. Fred has had Carolyn Glick, Brigitte Gabriel,...
  • Why Not Nominate the Next Reagan in 2012?

    03/04/2010 8:32:42 AM PST · by pkajj · 91 replies · 1,064+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Feb. 27, 2010 | Bruce Walker
    By Bruce Walker If Republicans could, surely they would nominate Ronald Reagan for president in 2012. As it appears increasingly likely that Republicans -- conservative Republicans -- will control Congress after the 2012 elections, the only missing element in the political equation is a strong, conservative president like Ronald Reagan. In the mix of possible candidates for 2012, there are some potentially promising people. Sarah Palin, rightly beloved by nearly all conservatives for her honesty, her advocacy, and her spunk, will figure into any list of candidates. Mitt Romney, who decently withdrew from the race before he lost in 2008,...
  • Jeri Thompson no longer on Fred's show?

    03/02/2010 5:25:12 AM PST · by Reagan69 · 30 replies · 1,701+ views
    Fred Thompson Show ^ | 03/02/2010 | Fred Thompson
    Today was Jeri's last day on the radio show; apparently 22 hours a day with me is enough. Go figure. #tcot #ftrs 02:30 PM Mar 1
  • Patrick Hughes For Senate on the Fred Thompson Show

    01/27/2010 7:05:20 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 426+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/user/hughesforsenate ^ | January 26, 2010 | The Fred Thompson Show
    YouTube - hughesforsenate's Channel
  • Fred Thompson to Publish Memoir

    12/28/2009 3:11:33 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 38 replies · 1,027+ views
    http://www.wdxe.com ^ | Dec 2009 | WDXE
    Memphis Daily News...Fred Thompson, the former Tennessee senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, has penned his memoir and given it a title that reflects his early days in small-town Tennessee. The 67-year-old former politician, actor and avuncular radio host who graduated from the University of Memphis titled his book “Notes from a Country Lawyer.” It’s scheduled for release in May. Amazon.com already is selling pre-orders of the book, the cover of which shows a smiling Thompson wearing a suit and seated on a brick front porch. The title is a label no doubt intended to hearken back to the days...
  • Thompson wont raise hand at debate (Globull Warming)

    12/03/2009 5:32:42 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 18 replies · 1,333+ views
    Well he wouldn't be wasting our time in Scandinavia, Check out all the others parrots saying it's "real".
  • Sarah Palin: Leadership In Action

    10/27/2009 5:10:21 PM PDT · by Cecilia Trent · 14 replies · 870+ views
    Team Sarah ^ | 10/27/09 | Gary P Jackson
    The mark of a true leader is that people actually want to follow them. Sarah Palin is that sort of leader. Sarah has proven herself as a leader from the time she was captain of her basketball team, and the leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . When Sarah was mayor of Wasilla, she was also elected president of the Alaska Council of Mayors. And of course, as Chairman of the AOGCC and Governor of Alaska, she showed incredible leadership. Though some were bewildered when Sarah stepped down as Governor, they just didn’t understand the dynamics going on in...
  • Next Tuesday's Lessons for 2010

    10/28/2009 11:16:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 872+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 29, 2009 | C. Edmund Wright
    OMG. From the backwater town of Wasilla, the naïve hockey-mom moose-huntress simply "Facebooked" a few thoughts into her device of choice, and damned if those words didn't bounce off a satellite and land squarely in the middle of New York state politics. Key among those words was the phrase "endorse Doug Hoffman."  Perhaps they landed in the middle of the run up to the 2010 mid term elections as well. And from the glass towers of Manhattan to the stately low-rise buildings of Washington, self-important media pundits and Republican Party hacks are once again slow to realize that they have...
  • Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Fred Weinberg and Erin Cranor

    10/27/2009 11:18:36 PM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 162+ views
    Veterans In Politics ^ | October 26, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Fred Weinberg and Erin Cranor LIVE on www.AllTalkRadio.net Our Listeners for the month of September are 113,910 thousand: Thank You: October 31: "Happy Nevada Day" Fred Weinberg Editor and Owner of the Penny Press Newspaper: Erin Cranor candidate for Clark County School Board Trustee District G: "Veterans In Politics" is a weekly radio show produced by the Veterans In Politics International and hosted by Steve Sanson and co-hosted by Jim Jonas on www.alltalkradio.net. The "Veterans In Politics" show is live every Saturday 2:05 PM Pacific Time you can call in and speak to the...
  • Gingrich endorses Scozzafava in NY-23 race ('Future of the party')

    10/16/2009 10:34:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 173 replies · 5,975+ views
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 16, 2009 | Tony Romm
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) may have stepped into a political quagmire after endorsing a moderate New York Republican's special election bid. A host of GOP leaders have tried to distance themselves from the ongoing showdown between Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, a centrist Republican, and Doug Hoffman, the local Conservative Party's candidate. But Gingrich offered his perspective to the three-way contest for now-Army Secretary John McHugh's vacant seat on Friday when he became one of only a handful of conservative Republicans to openly back his party's struggling candidate. “The special election for the 23rd Congressional District is an important test...
  • Brian Dennehy, Fred Thompson to star in film shooting at Crossroads Village

    08/30/2009 12:48:52 AM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies · 1,287+ views
    The Flint Journal ^ | 08/29/2009 | Elizabeth Shaw
    FLINT, Michigan -- Don't rub the stars from your eyes: you really might see award-winning actor Brian Dennehy chatting up fellow star Fred Thompson at Gillie's Coney Island in Genesee Township or Blackstone's in downtown Flint. The pair have signed on to two of the leading roles in "Alleged," a new movie on the historic Scopes Monkey Trial being shot at Crossroads Village starting Sept. 14. Dennehy will portray Clarence Darrow and Thompson will play William Jennings Bryan in an original screenplay (not a remake of the Spencer Tracy classic) about the famous courthouse battle over evolution. Names have not...
  • Could and Shoulda....Where do "Fredheads" go now?

    08/24/2009 12:38:35 PM PDT · by brewferr · 67 replies · 3,221+ views
    Youtube.com ^ | 8/24/2009 | Brewferr
    So here we were in 2007 worrying about who would take the Reagan "mantle of conservatism" forward. John McCain, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Duncan Hunter, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul and others were already in the race to become the next GOP nominee for president. And you know what? Conservatives were freaking out! Was this really the crop we had to choose from? None of these guys, with the exception of maybe Duncan Hunter or to an extent Ron Paul, really understood what conservatism was. Then a grassroots draft campaign was initiated to bring someone into the race that really understood...
  • Fred Thompson Dons the Clown Shoes as Radio Host

    07/31/2009 8:59:21 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 29 replies · 1,400+ views
    nashvillescene ^ | Friday, Jul. 31 2009 @ 5:47AM | Jeff Woods
    Fred Thompson is using his radio show to sell the preposterous idea that the president and Democrats are promoting euthanasia of old people. He calls it "the dirty little secret" of the health care reform debate...Citing page 425 of the House bill, McCaughey claimed that "the Congress would make it mandatory ... that every five years, people in Medicare have a required counseling session that will tell them how to end their life sooner, how to decline nutrition, how to decline being hydrated, how to go into hospice care ... all to do what's in society's best interest ... and...
  • Fred Thompson: Obama Loosed 'Dogs of War' on CIA

    04/27/2009 12:27:31 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 15 replies · 1,559+ views
    News Max ^ | April 26, 2009 | Jim Meyers
    Former Senator, TV star and presidential candidate Fred Thompson tells Newsmax that President Barack Obama is revealing his “naivete, ineptitude and arrogance” as he deals with matters of national security. The Tennessee Republican, who now hosts a radio show on Westwood One along with his wife Jeri, also said the “dogs of war have been loosed” over left-wing attempts to single out Bush-era officials for prosecution relating to the treatment of detainees.
  • Fred Thompson Show To Debut March 2

    03/10/2009 4:46:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 39 replies · 987+ views
    Radio Ink ^ | 2/23/09 | staff
    NEW YORK -- February 23, 2009: Westwood One is set to launch the new Fred Thompson Show on March 2 in the noon-2 p.m. slot, and it has more than 125 stations already on board, including stations in the DC, Dallas, Houston, and Minneapolis markets. "Of all the radio talkers out there, how many can say they've debated in the Senate, campaigned for President of the United States, had a successful TV career on Law & Order, and shared the screen with Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, and Sissy Spacek?" said Westwood One EVP/News & Talk Programming Bart...
  • Fred Thompson on "Life On Mars"

    02/25/2009 7:21:58 PM PST · by opineapple · 69 replies · 1,080+ views
    Life on Mars: Former presidential candidate Fred Thompson appears in this 1973-set crime drama as Police Chief Harry Woolf. http://www.star-telegram.com
  • Prayer request: Swordmaker's older daughter having pituitary tumor surgery

    02/09/2009 1:47:53 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 93 replies · 1,050+ views
    Vanity | February 9, 2009 | Swordmaker
    My 33 year old daughter, Becky, is going to have surgery in about an hour to remove a tumor from her pituitary gland. The tumor, about 1.5 cm in size, is causing her to throw off hormones which are playing havoc with her body. Because of its location, just below the optic nerve, pituitary tumors can threaten one's eyesight and surgery in this area is inherently risky to the optic nerve and could result in blindness. The procedure, which should take about three hours, accesses the pituitary gland through the nostrils. Please pray for a good outcome and to safeguard...
  • Sarah Palin should hire Fred Thompson

    01/11/2009 8:28:05 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 114 replies · 2,687+ views
    RedState.com ^ | January 11, 2009 | Josh Painter
    Everyone is a political consultant, or at least thinks he or she is. Since Sarah Palin was chosen as the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate, there has been no paucity of unsolicited advice offered to her by pundits, bloggers and yes, by actual political consultants. I must confess that I have proposed one particular idea for Alaska's governor in the past, and I'll come back to it shortly. But the advice for Gov. Palin that's making news this week comes from columnist, satirist and best-selling author Ann Coulter. In her new book Guilty, Ms. Coulter mentions Sarah Palin a number...
  • Westwood One Brings Fred Thompson to Radio in March 2009

    12/22/2008 7:05:48 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 46 replies · 1,603+ views
    prnewswire ^ | 12/22/08 | Westwood one
    The Fred Thompson Show, hosted by the former U.S. Senator will replace The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly on radio stations nationwide - NEW YORK, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Westwood One is pleased to announce the debut of The Fred Thompson Show on March 2, 2009. The show will replace The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly when the program ends its successful six-year run on February 27, 2009. Former U.S. senator and 2008 presidential candidate, Fred Thompson will share his views on politics, topical issues, pop culture and water cooler stories, as well as welcome guest interviews and take listener...
  • Romney, GOPers lick wounds on cruise

    11/13/2008 4:17:18 AM PST · by cll · 51 replies · 2,608+ views
    The Swamp ^ | 11/12/2008 | Jim Tankersley
    Winners, we all know from a lifetime of post-Super Bowl commercials, go to Disneyland. Losers, at least in this election cycle, apparently go to the Caribbean. As the Associated Press' David McFadden reports: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - When Joe Six-pack suffers a severe setback, he might cry in his beer. The Republican elite could be found this week on a Caribbean cruise after being stung in the Nov. 4 elections. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson joined policy analysts and 700 subscribers who want to revive the Republican Party on the cruise hosted by...
  • Jeri Thompson on Hannity&Colmes (pwning Skeletor on media bias)

    10/31/2008 6:48:23 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 16 replies · 1,450+ views
    Youtube ^ | October 23, 2008 | H&C
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGLagLETYv4
  • Amanda Carpenter: Fred Thompson Calls Out CBS on [Sarah Palin] Bias

    09/10/2008 9:46:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies · 806+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 10, 2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    Former GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson is pushing back hard against a CBS reporter’s editorial assessment of his remarks at a rally for John McCain and Sarah Palin earlier today. “Seems as if, all of a sudden, some of my old buddies over at CBS have become very sensitive to what they consider to be hyperbole on the presidential campaign trail. Imagine that,” Thompson told Townhall. Listen to Senator Thompson's full statement here. CBS Reporter John Bentley, who covered Thompson’s presidential campaign as an embed reporter, wrote a very negative analysis of the speech Thompson gave to introduce GOP vice...
  • The Dangers of Government Guarantees

    09/09/2008 2:55:09 PM PDT · by NavVet · 6 replies · 252+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 9/9/08 | Fred Thompson
    I’ll bet it came as a surprise to most folks that the financial stability of the world as we know it depends upon the survival of a couple of outfits called Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Yet that’s what the so-called experts are telling us. Moreover, we taxpayers are now being asked to guarantee Fannie and Freddie’s tab, one that could make the $124 billion S&L bailout of the late 1980s look cheap. So how did we get stuck with this bill? Well, Congress wanted to “do something” about what it saw as a “housing problem.” To them that meant...
  • Senator Fred Thompson Makes Announcement‏

    09/03/2008 12:13:53 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 11 replies · 317+ views
    Email ^ | 9/3/08 | Fred Thompson
    "Dear Friend, Welcome to Fred PAC. And to my many old friends, welcome back. I formed Fred PAC to help identify and support candidates on every level who support a platform of conservative, principles-based leadership and policies. I’m working for Fred PAC with one overriding mission; to secure the future of our country and preserve the freedoms you and I and millions of our fellow citizens hold so dear. We conservatives need to elect men and women at every level of government who will develop and promote the kind of innovative, free market and principles-based policies that led our great...
  • Fred Thompson's 2008 Republican National Convention Speech Transcript

    09/03/2008 7:52:50 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 18 replies · 371+ views
    Zimbio ^ | September 2, 2008 | Fred Thompson
    Tonight our thoughts are still with our friends and fellow citizens in the Gulf Coast area, and our thanks go to those who have worked so hard to keep them safe. There can be no more important work than this. But what we are doing at this convention is also important to our country. We are going to nominate the next President and Vice President of the United States of America. We do so while taking a different view of our country than that of the other party. Listening to them you'd think that we were in the middle of...
  • Fred Thompsons Speech at the RNC 2008 Convention (VIDEO)

    09/03/2008 6:17:49 AM PDT · by Fawn · 10 replies · 243+ views
    You Tube ^ | Sept 2, 2008 | Fred himself
    Didn't see this posted. He made an informative speech .....
  • Text of prepared remarks by Sen. Fred Thompson

    09/02/2008 9:06:51 PM PDT · by nospin2244 · 44 replies · 200+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | September 2, 2008 | AP
    Remarks as prepared for delivery to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday by former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn.
  • FRED's ON!

    09/02/2008 7:11:22 PM PDT · by MIT-Elephant · 3 replies · 184+ views
    Fred's on! 10:10PM EDT
  • (Fred) Thompson Speech Hits Media on Palin, Obama on Abortion

    09/02/2008 5:06:04 PM PDT · by library user · 53 replies · 347+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 02, 2008 | by Stephen F. Hayes
    Fred Thompson will forcefully defend the selection of Sarah Palin tonight in a speech Republicans are characterizing as "red meat." He will argue that the feeding frenzy over Palin's is the result of "panic" from the Democrat-friendly mainstream media. "What a breath of fresh air Governor Sarah Palin is. She is from a small town, with small town values, but that's not good enough for those folks who are attacking her and her family. Let's be clear, the selection of Governor Palin has the other side and their friends in the media in a state of panic. She is a...
  • Thompson Sizes Sarah Up (Fred Thompson)

    09/01/2008 7:53:43 PM PDT · by ellery · 17 replies · 255+ views
    Newsweek - Stumper ^ | September 1, 2008 | Andrew Romano
    -snip- "No nominee that I've ever heard of has had all the boxes checked...Whether she can survive those liabilities depends on things that haven't happened yet. John McCain has lot riding on this. I think she'll do very well, but it's up to her to carry the mail." -snip- "I wonder sometimes what we call experience," he drawled. "How much experience does Barack Obama have? Sitting on the floor of the Senate listening to people talk does not give you foreign-relations experience." -snip- Is Palin ready? At this, Thompson groaned. "Ahhhh," he said, pausing for a moment before finding his...
  • Cheese, Moose, Palin

    08/30/2008 12:31:59 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 47 replies · 1,088+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 8-30-2008 | grey_whiskers
    I was at the Minnesota State Fair all day today, resigned, but not too disappointed, at the prospect of hearing that Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty had been named the Republican Vice Presidential candidate to run with John McCain. A blue collar, environmentally-friendly guy, pro-life, not red meat for the base, but enough (maybe) to soothe them will extending a tepid hand to blue collar voters in the industrial Midwest and Rust Belt. Imagine my surprise, when, after wandering around the fair for most of the morning, and eyeing the cheese curds, I chanced by the Minnesota State Republican Party building...
  • Email: Major Announcement from Senator Fred Thompson on Monday

    08/29/2008 11:44:08 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 30 replies · 216+ views
    Email | Aug. 29, 2008 | FredPac
    Just got this email in my inbox! Anyone know what's going on?? And me wishing it was Fred announcing his VP choice today... ------------------------ "Friends, At this crucial moment in our nation’s history, it is vital that we adhere to the fundamental conservative principles that have unified us for over two centuries. On Monday, September 1, Senator Fred Thompson will announce a major new effort to ensure that these conservative principles are supported and defended across our country and at every level of government. Please stay tuned and join Senator Thompson as he unveils this exciting endeavor.
  • Schwarzenegger Skipping GOP Convo; Thompson Gets a Promotion

    08/30/2008 4:19:22 PM PDT · by kellynla · 35 replies · 309+ views
    weekly standard ^ | August 30, 2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is skipping the Republican National Convention this week in Minnesota to manage an ongoing budget dispute in Sacramento. Republican officials say Fred Thompson will take his place in the prime-time lineup Monday night and onetime presidential candidate will have nearly three times longer to speak than he was originally given for his speech on Tuesday. Schwarzenegger hinted that he might skip the convention at a press conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday. "The work for the people of California, and to solve this budget problem, is the most important thing right now for me," he said....
  • Senator Fred Thompson Praises Senator McCain’s Vice Presidential Pick

    08/29/2008 10:11:05 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 99 replies · 269+ views
    Received via email | Aug 29, 2008
    Senator Fred Thompson Praises Senator McCain’s Vice Presidential Pick (Nashville) – U.S. Senator Fred Thompson issued the following statement: "I am absolutely delighted by this selection. Once again, John McCain has shown that he is an independent thinker who paints in bold strokes. Sarah Palin is a conservative reformer with executive experience who will bring a breath of fresh air to Washington. She will be an ideal running mate for John McCain, and will make a major contribution to our country's future."
  • Thompson for Veep? (Tom McClintock hopes so)

    06/26/2008 2:56:41 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 94 replies · 179+ views
    Human Events ^ | 26 June 2008 | Wendy Schibener
    California State Sen. Tim McClintock thinks Sen. John McCain should choose his former primary opponent, Fred Thompson for his running mate. McClintock made that statement at the Newsmaker Conference on May 24, hosted by The American Spectator and Americans for Tax Reform. As a self-proclaiming, “real” conservative Republican, Sen. McClintock wishes for a return to Reagan conservatism in Congress and in the Oval Office. McClintock also expressed tepid enthusiasm for the GOP’s presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain. “I was Fred Thompson’s state-wide chairman,” said McClintock. “McCain was not my first choice. He was not my second. He was not my...
  • Thompson to Vet Judges for McCain

    06/21/2008 10:40:17 AM PDT · by kingattax · 72 replies · 203+ views
    Human Events ^ | 06/20/2008
    In a McCain administration, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson would play a dominant role in selecting Supreme Court nominees and other judicial appointments, sources close to the McCain campaign and to Thompson tell us. And why is Fred suddenly everywhere? These sources say that the agreement between McCain and Thompson is behind Thompson’s resurgence in the national media in recent weeks. In a McCain campaign conference call with reporters yesterday on last week’s Supreme Court decision on terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Thompson -- without claiming such status -- played the role of a prominent McCain adviser. Developing…
  • (Vanity) Anyone see Fred on Hannity and Colmes?

    06/19/2008 7:27:30 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 29 replies · 161+ views
    Did anyone see Fred on Hannity and Colmes tonight? He was eating Allen's lunch for sure. And when they went to commercial, he was LAUGHING!!!
  • The Death of Conservatism Is Greatly Exaggerated

    05/22/2008 9:48:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 80 replies · 296+ views
    wsj.com ^ | May 23, 2008 | FRED D. THOMPSON
    Recent congressional losses, President George W. Bush's unpopularity, and bleak generic ballot poll numbers have conservatives fearing the "liberalization" of America – a move toward secularization, the growth of government, stagnation, mediocrity and loss of freedom. Yet there is still a way to revive the conservative cause. Doing so will require avoiding the traps of pessimism or election-year quick fixes. Conservatives need to stand back for a moment and think about our philosophical first principles. Conservatives value the lessons of history and respect faith and tradition. They are skeptical of mass movements, perfect solutions and what often passes for "progress."...
  • Fred Thompson: The Place to Discuss Our Fundamental Principles (Fred joined Townhall.com)

    05/16/2008 12:56:44 AM PDT · by CreativePerspective · 48 replies · 98+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 15, 2008 | Fred Thompson
    Spending some time on the campaign trail has confirmed a couple of thoughts I've had before I entered the Republican primary race. First, conservatism is alive and well in America; don't let anyone tell you differently. And by conservatism, I don't mean the warmed-over "raise your hand if you believe ..." kind of conservatism we see blooming every election cycle. No, I'm speaking of the conservatism grounded in principles based upon enduring truths: an understanding of the importance of human nature in the affairs of individuals and nations. Respect for the lessons of history, the importance of faith and tradition....
  • Fred Thompson teams up with McCain on trail

    05/01/2008 10:38:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 92 replies · 146+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 4/30/08 | Steve Dinan
    The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Fred Thompson, who for much of last year's presidential shadow campaign was the great conservative hope, will finally campaign in person with John McCain. Thompson, like most of the rest of McCain's former opponents for the Republican presidential nomination, has endorsed McCain but, unlike the others, had not appeared with him on the campaign trail. Thompson gave only a terse endorsement to McCain after dropping out of the race earlier this year, saying, "This is no longer about past preferences or differences. It is about what is best for our country, and for me that...
  • Fred returns to the campaign trail

    04/30/2008 1:33:29 PM PDT · by redtetrahedron · 114 replies · 192+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 30th, 2008 | Mosheh Oinounou
    Former GOP presidential candidate and close McCain friend, Fred Thompson, is set to join the presumptive GOP nominee during his visit to North Carolina next week. Since losing the South Carolina primary on Jan. 18, Thompson has been absent from the limelight-even choosing to drop out of the race via written statement.
  • FRED THOMPSON coming up on Hannity & Colmes (04/24)

    04/24/2008 6:04:40 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 140 replies · 234+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 04/24/08
    Fred's up on FOX
  • John Edwards and Fred Thompson to Deliver CTIA WIRELESS 2008 Keynotes (4/3/07 Las Vegas)

    03/28/2008 12:27:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 642+ views
    Yahoo! Business News/Press Release ^ | March 27, 2008 | Cheryl Delgreco and Karen Blondell
    Former presidential candidates John Edwards and Fred Thompson will deliver keynote addresses on the final day of CTIA WIRELESS 2008®, Thursday, April 3 at 9:30 a.m. at the Las Vegas Hilton, Barron Room. CTIA WIRELESS 2008 takes place April 1 – 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. John Edwards was a candidate for the 2008 Democratic nomination for President. Edwards served as U.S. Senator from North Carolina from 1999-2005 and was John Kerry’s vice presidential running mate in 2004. Fred Thompson was a candidate for the 2008 Republican nomination for President. He served as U.S. Senator from Tennessee from...