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  • The King's Preemptive Right to Your Happiness

    06/22/2012 8:45:49 PM PDT · by shibumi · 57 replies
    shibumi's brain | 6/22/2012 | shibumi
    A lot of people were taken aback today by a bold, out of the blue campaign fund raising tactic. The campaign to retain The Usurper in the pResidency has asked that ordinary folks give up their gifts. That's wedding gifts, birthday gifts, anniversary gifts and for all we know, the flowers and candy you were going to give that "special someone" on Sweetest Day (because they already missed out on Valentine's day.) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2898508/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2898434/posts I'm sure that if the months of December and November were reversed on the calendar, the children's Christmas toys and stocking stuffers would be fair game...
  • The Communist Ideal (braying)

    06/20/2012 6:08:05 AM PDT · by bray · 5 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 6/20/12 | bray
    He told them, ‘You also go and WORK in my vineyard, and I will pay your whatever is right.’ Matt 20:4 How is it the ones who talk the most about freedom and being oppressed by a Conservative leader are now so willing to have their freedoms taken away by a liberal one? If it isn’t clear that liberalism equals communist dictatorship in the model of Mao and Stalin you could never light a fire by rubbing your brain cells together. These same people who were so concerned about national security when some secretary in the CIA basement was named...
  • Let's Raise Taxes! (Saturbray)

    06/16/2012 8:19:41 AM PDT · by bray · 11 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 6/16/12 | bray
    “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to WORK in his vineyard. Matt 20:1 Since the public sector unions want to raise taxes on everybody it is time to take them up on it. Congress needs to double their tax rates so they can be more patriotic like they want the producers to be. This would immediately solve two major problems, eliminating part of the deficit and weed them out of the gummit. Since we are basically throwing money down a rat hole why don’t we tax them...
  • 2012 Update: "The Rising Sea Dragon in Asia," and the growth of the Chinese Navy

    06/15/2012 9:15:58 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 31 replies
    THE RISING SEA DRAGON IN ASIA - 2012 UPDATE By Jeff Head - Last Update: June 15, 2012 (Click on any image for a larger picture) 2011 has seen significant increases in major combatant shipbuilding by the PLAN across the board. From the PLA Navy's first carrier being launched and sent to sea for trials, to continued testing and production of J-15 fighters for that carrier's airwing, to the increased tempo of serial production of the PLAN's Type 071 LPD, the Yuzhao Class (with a second and third unit launched and a fourth being built), to increased serial production...
  • BHO,you want to grant immunity to young illegals, while 50% young American remain unemployed

    06/15/2012 8:29:25 AM PDT · by Trueblackman · 25 replies
    Vanity | June 15, 2012 | Trueblackman
    Well it would seem after a bad week for President Obama, he and his officials have chosen to grant immunity to young illegals under the age of 30, who were brought here by their parents as children, the plan is suppose grant work visas to illegals who have GED, Diplomas and have served in the military. Now my question happens to be is, "What about those young Americans who have not been able to find work in the last 3 years, Mr. President you should be more concerned about them than pandering to the illegals!" As a American, who happens...
  • Funding vs. Income - Why Liberals Don't Understand Economics

    06/12/2012 10:10:36 AM PDT · by TexasNative2000 · 18 replies
    June 12, 2012 | TexasNative2000
    How do you make money? A seemingly simple question, but it has serious ramifications. How you answer goes a long way towards your view on how the economy works and what must be done in order for the economy to thrive. Ostensibly, we all want to make money - to provide for ourselves and our families, to save for the future, to support good and worthy causes. Only the monks and Spartans among us seek not to do so. They view money as a hindrance at best and, at worst, evil. Understanding the process by which one makes money is...
  • Dem Polster Pat Caddell: Obama's Natl Security Advisor Tom Donilon IS The WH Secrets Leaker !

    06/11/2012 6:36:58 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 55 replies
    Sean Hannity Show
    On Hannity, Dem pollster Pat Caddell swears he absolutely knows from his sources who the WH secrets leaker is, and it is National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. Caddell, who is very well wired into all things Democratic in DC, said he thought there as no way Donilon would have done this without Obama's permission and perhaps instigation. He went on to describe Donilon as a "pure political hack" who has absolutely no experience or qualifications to be the NSA. Caddell" "Because of this hack, American friends are either dead, in prison or on the run. The Israelis are absolutely furious...
  • FR Exclsv: Italy's Oldest & 4th Largest Bank CUTS DEPOSITORS OFF - not a single News story.

    06/12/2012 3:04:26 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 133 replies
    Free Republic and nearly nowhere else ^ | June 12, 2012 | LITERALLY NONE
    I don't often put stories in "breaking." I post vanities even less often. Hardly anything surprises me any longer, but I find this absolutely astounding. If you follow the financial threads or the situation in Europe, you really need to read this. Actually anyone with a bank account needs to read this. I'm going to ask the mods to leave this here, unless they really feel I'm all wet here. I don't, however, believe I am. Follow me here. BNI (Bank Network Investments) is Italy's oldest and forth largest bank. In other words, it's a biggie. Anyway, the bank went...
  • DC is Killing or Forests (Saturbray)

    06/09/2012 5:51:13 AM PDT · by bray · 11 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 6/9/12 | bray
    They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not LOVE their lives so much as to shrink from death. Rev 12:11 There is only one thing standing between America and full employment, its gummit. We have become a country where the people in the wagon has killed and eaten the horses. Now they sit in absolute amazement wondering why they aren't moving. This is the most anti-business administration in a long line of anti-business congress’ leaving an absolute wreck of an economy. Until we shove this wagon full of ingrates...
  • Palin, Walker and a Missed Opportunity

    06/06/2012 6:37:20 PM PDT · by shibumi · 102 replies
    shibumi's brain | 6/6/2012 | shibumi
    I personally like Sarah Palin quite a bit. Obviously she's an attractive woman. That never hurts for a start. Added to that, there is depth of character, exemplified by her choosing life for her most recent child and her successful marriage. These are qualities that drive the rabble on the left wild. Someone out there actually walks the walk that they talk. That said, I find myself frustrated over that cat and mouse game she has played with her non-candidacy on the heels of her abdication of the Alaskan Governorship. I suppose this came to mind today in the light...
  • Dear Wisconsin liberals.....

    06/06/2012 6:41:10 AM PDT · by TexasNative2000 · 68 replies
    06.06.2012 | TexasNative2000
    Good morning sleepy heads! Hope you got a good nights sleep. Make sure you order a double at Starbucks this morning so you are ready for your day - you've got a lot of explaining to do.Let's talk about this whole recall thing - you know, that groundswell of the grassroots? I'm sure you're confused about the whole thing, but let me give you a hand with this. Let's talk about that difference in the campaign funds spent. Whether it is the sobbing activist on CNN crying that "Democracy is OVER!" or the official press release from the Obama Campaign,...
  • The Whiskey River Win

    06/06/2012 5:58:16 AM PDT · by bray · 12 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 6/6/12 | bray
    Those whom I LOVE I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Rev 3:19 My source inside the White House is saying the internal polls for Wisconsin done by the Obama campaign are absolutely disastrous. Most are not only showing a likely loss in November by the same margin but similar loses in both MN and MI leaving the campaign to wonder how and where to begin. My source says the results as well as the current disappointing turnouts of volunteers and cash are not only pointing to a loss but one that may rival some of the worst...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ D-Day, June 6, 1944 ~ 06 June 2012

    06/05/2012 5:59:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 98 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ D-DAY, June 6, 1944 ~ NORMANDY INVASION May 1944 had been chosen at the conference in Washington in May 1943 as the time for the invasion. Difficulties in assembling landing craft forced a postponement until June, but June 5 was fixed as the unalterable date by Eisenhower on May 17. As the day approached and troops began to embark for the crossing, bad weather set in, threatening dangerous landing conditions. After tense debate, Eisenhower and his subordinates decided on a 24-hour delay, requiring the recall of some ships already at sea. Eventually, on...
  • DESPERATION! Winning at what cost; Will President Obama, sacrifice American lives to win?

    06/04/2012 4:31:30 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 13 replies
    Dad, Chef, Author. ^ | JUNE, 4 2012 | Carlo3b
    DESPERATION! Winning at what cost; Will President Oboma, sacrifice American lives to win? We were told, in 2008, that Candidate Oboma represented a bridge to a future reconciliation of the races in our nation. That was then, and this is the reality.. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Oboma administration has, almost from the start of his term in office, purposely chosen to fracture our nation down race, gender, religious, and socioeconomic lines.. RACE Most recently, the administration has, with the aid of his loyalist in the mainstream media, and a cadre of the usual suspected race-baiters, elevated...
  • Take Back Congress (Saturbray)

    06/02/2012 7:13:59 AM PDT · by bray · 9 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 6/2/12 | bray
    I know your deeds, your LOVE and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. Rev 2:19 Oh how the Hope and Change Express has transformed into a rusting piece of scrap metal waiting its turn on the junkyard of histoir. The entire Bama campaign has come down to “it’s still Bush’ fault”. He acts like nobody notices how the H&C Express has failed to leave the station. When you run your entire campaign around change, people begin to expect change for the better not worse. Fortunately for America he never...
  • Daddy, Where Were You in June, 2012?

    05/31/2012 5:30:09 PM PDT · by exit82 · 93 replies
    original content ^ | 05/3/12 | exit82
    The month of June, 2012 is about to dawn. The next 30 days will encompass a series of important events as only very few months in our country’s history have witnessed. These events, while as different as snowflakes, will intertwine in a way that will make their effects magnified in a manner that few can foresee today. Our country is in the midst of an important election season. In November, a President will be elected, one third of Senators will be elected, and all 435 members of the House will be elected. Additionally, there will be countless elections in the...
  • Poland: This Time, The President Should Apologize

    05/30/2012 6:51:41 PM PDT · by Bill Russell · 17 replies
    Free Republic Exclusive! | May 30, 2012 | William Russell
    Picture a scenario, where members of your family helped a new neighbor establish a household. Just after helping that neighbor, your family experienced a long illness which caused your entire family to be quarantined and your home foreclosed upon. Then, after several years, you were finally able to return home, plant a garden, and rebuild your family’s life. Just as your household was beginning to prosper again, a heavily armed neighbor named John Wayne Gacy took over your front yard. Instead of using his own house and its crawl space to commit his horrific crimes, he used your yard and...
  • Enemy Inside The Gate

    05/30/2012 6:38:08 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 109 replies
    Free Republic original content | May 30, 2012 | By Laz. A. Mataz
    It can be argued, by mere observation, that Barack Obama has little fealty to America, and more fealty to certain concepts and ideologies. Those ideologies are Black Liberation Theology, of which he was a student in Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ for many decades; of global governance; and of socialism... perhaps even Marxism. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. One may readily discard a politicians words, and instead look to their works. The words are intended to mislead, and the works are intended to achieve. Obama's actions that show his loyalty to a very controversial view,...
  • In Memorial Day Tributes to Vietnam Vets, Obama Avoids Why They Fought: To Defeat Communism

    05/28/2012 2:30:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    Monday, May 28, 2012 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama paid tribute to veterans of the Vietnam War with a Memorial Day speech at the Vietnam War Memorial and in an op-ed published in military oriented publications. Missing in action from the president's words of praise for the veterans was why they fought for over ten years in Southeast Asia: to defeat communism.A transcript of Obama's speech given at the Wall, as the memorial is commonly known, published at Fox News shows no mention of the words 'communism' or 'communist.' Nor is there mention that the veterans fought to keep South Vietnam, and by extension the whole of...
  • The Heart of a Warrior

    05/28/2012 7:20:48 AM PDT · by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba · 2 replies
    CBS Sportsline ^ | May 26, 2012 | Jimmymc600
    The Heart of a WarriorSo far away from home in distant and often desolate lands our young men fight for freedoms with blood stained hands with heavy hearts embrace brothers who die in their arms the reality of war in the action and way of so many harms the call of duty, honor and country ring loudly in their ears willingness to fight and die maturity far beyond their years Shouldering the burden of any moment they too may fall they fly the flag of freedom while standing tall at the wall the depth of purpose as warriors they must...
  • Obama Politicizes Memorial Day With 'Sacred Trust' Campaign Ad Targeting Veterans

    05/27/2012 9:17:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Monday, May 28, 2012 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama has taken his reelection campaign to new depths with a television ad targeting veterans released last week timed for Memorial Day.Now never mind that Memorial Day is to honor those killed in service while Veterans Day is set aside to honor living service members. We know that Obama has trouble differentiating the two. ("On this Memorial Day as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes--and I see many of them in the audience here today..." Obama, May 26, 2008)The Associated Press quots Obama in the ad:"It's because of what they've done that we've been able to...
  • 2nd Quarter FReepathon New Monthly Donor Campaign

    05/27/2012 12:48:39 PM PDT · by onyx · 39 replies
    Free Republic, The Premiere Conservative Grassroots Online Forum | May 27, 2012 | onyx
    New Monthly Donor Campaign During our 1st Quarter FReepathon 145 FReepers and former Readers (Lurkers) became New Monthly Donors, so that meant our generous FReeper Sponsors kicked in an additional $1,450!! Our New Monthly Donor Campaign for our 2nd Quarter FReepathon is already into Round #7! Seventy-Three FReepers are already New Monthly Donors!!! Wonderful and very generous FReeper Sponsors have and continue to donate $10 for every New Monthly Donor. In fact, they have PRE-PAID for the next Forty-Seven New Monthly Donors!! Plus super generous FReeper RonC has already donated $25 for the five New Dollar-A-Day Donors! This added...
  • The Liberal Cult (Saturbray)

    05/26/2012 9:07:17 AM PDT · by bray · 13 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 5/26/12 | bray
    Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first LOVE. Rev 2:4 Small wonder liberals are such miserable people. To spend your entire life trying to earn your way into heaven when there is no possible chance of earning it brings hopelessness. According to the church of liberalism you have to accept and practice all the liberal doxology to become a truly good person. Being a good person to a liberal means you have to be more liberal and tolerant than those intolerant Conservatives. This is why you end up with people always being frustrated and angry from...
  • Hawaii's Non-Certification

    05/24/2012 8:20:21 AM PDT · by butterdezillion · 178 replies
    5-23-12 | butterdezillion
    What the Hawaii AG forced Bennett to do to his request for verification: 1. Withdraw the whole form he submitted. Because the form had no special directions, HRS 338-14.3 would require the HDOH to verify the accurate, legally-probative facts, and HI can't do that for Obama because his birth record is late and amended - and thus not legally probative as per HRS 338-17. 2. Keep the request for verification that asked the HDOH to verify what is on Obama's birth record. The HDOH can do that without claiming that any of those CLAIMS on the BC are actuallly accurate...
  • Molests Your Poodle

    05/24/2012 6:49:11 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 113 replies
    Free Republic original content | 5/24/2012 | By Lazamataz
    My Native-American name, from now on, is "Molests Your Poodle." You see, I have recently discovered that I am American Indian -- Cherokee, to be precise. How did I come to know that I had this wonderful new heritage? Simple: I read Ben Quigly's article about Elizabeth Warren (who is running for the Senate in Massachusetts), in which he defends her claim to be of Cherokee heritage. Ben produces no evidence that Ms. Warren actually does have Cherokee blood in her veins. In fact, he seems to concede she has none. However, he states that in some metaphysical way, that...
  • What is a Healthy Marriage? Let our Government explain

    05/23/2012 11:12:53 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 4 replies
    R2 The US Department for Health and Human Services and the Family Research Council | 05/23/2012
    Barack Obama is "evolving" in his stance on gay marriages. And as he flip-flops on this issue we should not be surprised to see pro-gay marriage initiatives being legislated.   As that happens, we should see a re-write of the directives our Government has here.   General Information   Background In 1996 Congress made the following findings [1]:Marriage is the foundation of a successful society.Marriage is an essential institution of a successful society which promotes the interests of children.In order to encourage States to strengthen marriages, The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 provides funding of $150 million each year for...
  • The Mainstreaming Of Mendacity

    05/23/2012 6:49:37 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 65 replies
    Free Republic Editorials | 5/23/2012 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Imagine you had a watchdog. Imagine, further, that it would only bark at and attack female burglars and male burglars would get only a sad look and perhaps a submissive lick or two. This watchdog would not be a very useful guardian, would it? Your house or store would soon end up completely ransacked. This is the situation America faces, with the selective watchdog -- the so-called 'mainstream media' -- that we presently have. When I was very young, and television sets had mechanical channel changers, I lived in a place (Rochester, New York) where the three major network channels...
  • The Light Rail Laundry (braying)

    05/23/2012 6:20:00 AM PDT · by bray · 8 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 5/23/12 | bray
    Keep yourselves in God’s LOVE as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Jude 1:21 People wonder why the politicians are so enamored by a transportation system which is as inefficient a way of moving people as Light Rail. Every train that has ever been used for transportation has never made money or been a convenient method to get from where you are to where you are going. Never mind a car is far more efficient in every category, the city pols need trains and all the graft and corruption they...
  • Just An Ordinary Day In May

    05/22/2012 9:59:08 AM PDT · by Scotsman · 37 replies
    Vanity | May 22, 2012 | scotsman
    Well, it seems as though we've screwed the pooch. It's a safe bet that about 99% of the American public do not realize that what is about to happen will forever change the way they live and how they interact with the higher functions of society. In other words, how they will acquire and use any product or service that they can not provide immediately for themselves and their family. Most people have heard of Black Holes - a favorite mega-disaster staple in SiFi movies and stories. Not so many are aware of the term, "Event Horizon". The event horizon...
  • Romney and Obama - Two Sides of theSame Piece of Counterfeit Currency

    05/21/2012 6:48:04 AM PDT · by GoldenEagles · 107 replies
    May 21, 2012 | GoldenEagles
    Romney and Obama - Two Sides of the Same Piece of Counterfeit Currency. - (Part 1 of 6)  The first truth represents the clam shall. The second Truth represents the grit in the eye of the Beast that will produce the Pearl of Victory: Romney and Obama - Two Sides of theSame Piece of Counterfeit Currency. Gingrich/Santorum - Two Sides of theSame Gold Coin of Traditional Values. This is the vision of Victory. When Gingrich and Santorum finally wake up to the MAGNITUDE of the disaster that the official nomination of Willard as the Republican Nominee for President of...
  • Proposed US Military Buildup - 2012-2024

    05/20/2012 7:18:07 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 100 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 19 May 2012 | Jef Head
    Proposed US Military buildup under a conservative U.S. Administration circa 2012-2024 CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE The following plan is based on a major US economic turnaround based on sound Free Market principles geared to US interests, energy independendece, a balanced budget, stabilization of Social Security & Medicare & eliminating unessary and wasteful entitlements & entire federal agencies. It is also based,under a conservative leadership in Washington, on adopting lower corporate and individual income taxes so the revenue to the treasury expands and increases significantly which will fuel the buildup necessary to remain technologically superior by two generations...
  • The new Continental Army (Saturbray)

    05/19/2012 6:42:51 AM PDT · by bray · 21 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 5/19/12 | bray
    These men are blemishes at your LOVE feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm---shepards who feed only themselves. They are clods without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. Jude 1:12 Our Founding Fathers gave us all the weapons we need to protect our Country from another Monarchy. Whether that Monarchy is a Dictator, a King or Premier they had the Biblical wisdom to protect us from the enslavement we are beginning to witness. America has allowed her freedom to be compromised for decades from both Democrat and Repub presidents and it is...
  • Who, What, Where, When and Why – The 5W's of Journalism

    05/17/2012 4:18:41 PM PDT · by Norm Lenhart · 23 replies
    Special to Free Republic | 5/17/12 | Norm Lenhart
    Who, What, Where, When and Why – The 5W's of Journalism By Norm Lenhart Special to Free Republic If there is one thing that I as a former reporter/editor can say to the reader side of the media street, it's this. NEVER trust an article that does not contain the 5Ws of Journalism. For those not in the know, they are right up there in the headline: Who, What, When, Where and Why. If I could say another, it is to barrage the publisher of any article with email/letters and public scorn until their reportage conforms to all five of...
  • Voter Recommendations for All of Texas

    05/16/2012 1:52:52 PM PDT · by hocndoc · 30 replies
    WingRight.org ^ | May 14, 2012 | Beverly Nuckols, MD (hocndoc)
    Texas Alliance for Life has its Pro-life Voter Guide up and running. Enter your address program will produce a printable list of State and Federal Candidates that you can print and take with you to the polls or email to your friends. The site doesn't capture your name or other identifying information, so you won't end up on some list, somewhere. No annoying phone calls, etc. (Yes, I'm a Board member of TAL. And yes, the organization is pro-life and pro-family. But have you noticed that the most fiscally and Constitutional Conservative politicians are also pro-life and pro-family?) Here's what...
  • Time to show those who wish us gone that we are FR and we're here to stay!! FReepathon XXVI!!

    05/16/2012 8:25:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 416 replies
    Click here to make it happen!! ^ | May 16, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>It's time to show the Marxist occupiers, the liberal progressives, the GOPers, the big tent RINOS, the antifreepers, the trolls and weak-kneed anti-conservative naysayers and all who wish to see Free Republic go belly up, that we are here to stay!! And they do aim to shut us down as we are a deep thorn in their side and a serious impediment to the godless big government progressivism that is destroying our Republic and our Liberty!! It's time to push back HARD!!</p>
  • A time for choosing: Life and Liberty or rot in hell under leftist rule!

    05/15/2012 1:10:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 227 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Posted the following on a now zotted antifreeper thread a little while ago as I banned the atheist bastard who claimed we were NAZIs for defending Christianity, our God and our national heritage: To all, especially all of you who are also currently antifreeping (or “antijimming” as Bob J so lovingly rephrased it) over on the truebluerinos antifreeper site ( http://www.trueblueliberty.com/index.php? PHPSESSID=qekg07nuig95n3g0i23jmr6v03&board=11.0 ). This crap ends today!! Will be cleaning house of trolls!! Free Republic is a pro-God (that’s the Judeo-Christian God for those in Rio Linda), pro-Life, pro-Family, pro-Gun, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-Liberty, pro-Small (Limited) Government, pro-Declaration, pro-Private...
  • A Prayer for our Free Nation Under God

    05/14/2012 1:49:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 108 replies
    May 14, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Our Almighty God in Heaven, We pray for this nation that your servants, our great forefathers, established on this continent so many years ago under what we still believe today to be your divine guidance. They recognized the great truths that we are all created equal by you and endowed by you with our unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our ancestors sailed across the seas seeking relief from persecution and to seek your blessings and to establish colonies where they would be free to live and worship in your name and in the manner they...
  • GOP Delegate Allocation Fundamentals Need to Be Changed

    05/13/2012 9:07:15 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 45 replies
    My Own Fertile Little Mind ^ | 13 May 2012 | Vigilanteman(Informed Vanity)
    It is given that many, if not most, Freepers are bummed out that the likely GOP nominee may very well be the most liberal candidate of the entire field.Other than the bomb throwers and sabatouers, however, most of us feel he is still better than the abject disaster currently in the White House. How much better, of course, remains a matter for debate.However, rather than throw our mud at each other as some of the Paulistas are doing, why not channel that anger into a complete reform of the GOP voting process?
  • Documentation Available to Support Obama and Hillary's Support of Gays in the Foreign Service

    05/11/2012 5:20:43 AM PDT · by Jumper · 2 replies
    Personal Experience | 11 May 2012 | Self
    Obama's Foreign Policy is a Mess, period. Consider for a moment that the US Department of State actively supports Gays in the Foreign Service (Read the end of this). Because there are so many Foreign Service Officers, and their partners now serving openly abroad, it may eventually become a policy issue with other countries. What would happen if France or one of the Islamic countries declared a sitting Ambassador or Political Officer persona nongrata and demanded their removal or recall for being GAY, or being the openly GAY State Department funded domestic partner? Does a country have the leverage to...
  • How To Take Over Free Republic (And Your Life, Too!)

    05/11/2012 5:04:25 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 237 replies
    Free Republic | May 11, 2012 | by Lazamataz
    How do you take over Free Republic? You can't. You shouldn't even try, Recently, a friend came to me with what he perceived to be the failings of Free Republic. I wrote back: "....JR is really not interested in people advising him on how to run the forum. He's had success with his own direction.......Seriously man. Don't stress this so hard. It is what it is, and you have no power over other people/places/things. Hell, you don't even have power over YOURSELF. That's GOD'S power. Just suit up, show up, color in within the lines, and enjoy what you can...
  • Polls and the "Credibility Scam"

    05/09/2012 8:11:18 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 54 replies
    5/9/2012 | Laz. A. Mataz
    <p>Polls have many purposes. To the chattering political classes in Washington, D.C., they are purposed to get a gauge of public opinion. To the political operative, they are utilized to mold public opinion, by the infamous 'push poll (in which campaign claims are imbedded in the poll questions themselves), or by paintingan election, or even by painting a demographic as unreasonable or absurd (such as the PPP poll that was only run in the southern states that asked if interracial marriage was wrong, and if Obama was a Muslim). To the public, they are read and used, by some, to jump on the bandwagon of a winner -- after all, nobody likes to vote for a loser.</p>
  • Governor Romney's Housing Crisis (FR Exclusive)

    01/27/2012 1:41:24 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 88 replies
    FreeRepublic | 01/27/2012 | BuckeyeTexan and Danae
    <p>At the CNN Florida Republican Presidential debate in Jacksonville on January 26th, Governor Romney attempted to link Speaker Newt Gingrich to the 2007 Housing Crisis by questioning the Speaker’s role as a consultant at the troubled mortgage giant Freddie Mac. He made the same connection in the NBC debate on January 23rd. Governor Romney claimed in the debates that Speaker Gingrich peddled his influence in Washington D.C. to promote Freddie Mac when he should have been blowing the whistle on the government-sponsored entities' practices.</p>
  • JournoList: 157 Names Confirmed (With Organizations)

    08/18/2010 12:07:31 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 59 replies · 10+ views
    Source List Included | 08/18/2010 | BuckeyeTexan
    Spencer Ackerman - Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect Thomas Adcock - New York Law Journal Ben Adler - Newsweek, POLITICO Mike Allen - POLITICO Eric Alterman - The Nation, Media Matters for America Marc Ambinder - The Atlantic Greg Anrig - The Century Foundation Ryan Avent - Economist Dean Baker - The American Prospect Nick Baumann - Mother Jones Josh Bearman - LA Weekly Steven Benen - The Carpetbagger Report Ari Berman - The Nation Jared Bernstein - Economic Policy Institute Michael Berube - Crooked Timer, Pennsylvania State University Brian Beutler - The Media...
  • Exposure by Free Republic Forces Huffington Post to Pull Article Threatening Glenn Beck

    08/30/2010 9:12:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 310 replies · 2+ views
    Monday, August 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Huffington Post has pulled an article published this morning targeting Glenn Beck with a $100,000 bounty after news of the threat was broken on Free Republic.The article, titled $100,000 For Glenn Beck's Sex Tapes has been replaced with the following message:Editor's Note: This piece was published directly to the Huffington Post by its author. It didn't meet our editorial standards and has been removed from the site.The URL for the pulled article reflects the title: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beau-friedlander/100000-for-glenn-becks-se_b_698724.html The author of the threat, Beau Friedlander, is the former editor-in-chief of Air America.Here is the text of Friedlander's call for information to...
  • Free Republic Victory: Vile Palin Sex Slur Comic Withdraws From Elite Media Dinner

    03/09/2012 1:40:29 PM PST · by kristinn · 81 replies · 2+ views
    Friday, March 9, 2012 | Kristinn
    CNN's Peter Hamby reports that Louis CK, the comic who repeatedly attacked Sarah Palin with vile sexual slurs, has withdrawn from headlining the 68th annual Radio and Television Congressional Correspondents Association dinner set for June 8, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Hamby quotes Louis CK's agent saying, "He just didn't want to do it anymore."The decision by Louis CK to drop out of the dinner came on the heels of a boycott of the dinner over his appearance by Fox News' Greta Van Susteren announced last night.Free Republic gave prominence to Louis CK's role at the dinner and his vile attacks...
  • Conservative candidate in VA-11, Ken Vaughn, needs your support

    05/08/2012 6:01:48 PM PDT · by iceskater · 5 replies
    me ^ | 5-8-12 | iceskater
    NoVa freepers in Virginia's 11th congressional district - you have a choice to restore VA-11 to common sense conservative leadership. Ken Vaughn is a small business owner who is working to unseat Gerry Connelly. Ken's number one priority is the debt and spending. He is pro-life and pro-second amendment. We need your help. We need folks to help knock on doors, make phone calls - you name it and we can use your help. We can use financial support as well since we all know that money is essential to running any campaign. We need your vote on June 12th....
  • The Truth about the Killing of Bin Laden

    05/03/2012 1:06:17 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 37 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | May 3, 2012 | Jeff Head
    THE TRUTH ABOUT THE MISSION TO KILL OSAMA BIN LADEN Activity Description Decision Maker Those Opposing Time Frame Going to war with Al Quida and the Taliban Bush, CIA, NSA, Military - 2001 Setting up the intelligence apparatus Bush, CIA, NSA Obama & DNC - Establishing the enhanced interrogation Bush, DOJ, CIA, Military Obama & DNC 2002-2003 Establishing off-shore holding areas (Gitmo Bush, CIA, NSA Obama & DNC - Capturing the terrorists CIA, Military - 2003-2006 Interrogating with enhanced methods CIA, Military Obama & DNC - Analyzing the info Bush, CIA, Military - - Tracking the Intel CIA, NSA, Military...
  • Obama, a President of many Firsts

    05/04/2012 9:15:03 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 21 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | May 4, 2012 | Jeff Head
    A LIST OF FIRSTS FOR PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA President Barack Hussein Obama is certainly a President of firsts. Here's a fairly comprehensive list: (Read them and weep for our nation) 1st half African-American President in history. 1st President to claim that under his presidentcy the, "rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." 1st President to rack up over 5 trillion dollars in debt in less than four years. 1st President to have the national debt exceed 10, 11 , 12 , 13 ,14 and 15 trillion dollars. 1st President to spend a...
  • Bryan Mound (Strategic Petroleum Reserve)Pre-election Releases?

    05/05/2012 6:46:52 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 38 replies
    Around the Internet | May 5, 2012 | LQCincinnatus
    Just got the scoop from my guy who works at Bryan Mound (Strategic Petroleum Reserve). As you may know, the largest reserve site in the U.S. is located a few miles from where I work in Freeport. It hold 200+ million barrels of oil. They got a visitor from Washington D.C. authorizing the release of 80-90 million barrels across all 4 sites in the U.S. It will be sold to Exxon Mobil for the purpose of flooding the market to bring down gas prices (temporarily). Just in time for the election. The president can do this without Congress. What an...
  • Letter to the President

    05/06/2012 6:15:27 AM PDT · by CaptainKip · 10 replies
    Emmitsburg News Journal | March 30, 2012 | Kip Hamilton
    On Monday, March 5th the White House unexpectedly announced that the 2012 G8 Summit, the annual meeting of the world’s eight largest economies, was going to be held at Camp David instead of the President’s home town of Chicago. So, in as much as this publication is one of the closest newspapers to the site, on the off chance that one of the attendees might happen upon an issue, a rare opportunity presents itself: Dear Mr. President, “TRANSFORM” (from Webster’s Dictionary) “to change a thing into a different thing… implying a major change in form, nature or function.” Sir, you...