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  • What a Trump Nomination Means for Conservatives

    03/17/2016 10:05:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 126 replies ^ | March 17, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    For years, conservatives have told themselves the pretty bedtime story that they represent a silent majority in America -- that most Americans want smaller government, individual rights and personal responsibility. We've suggested that if only we nominated precisely the right guy who says the right words -- some illegally grown Ronald Reagan clone, perhaps -- we'd win. Donald Trump's impending nomination puts all of that to bed. There can be no doubt: The Republican Party has successful killed the legacy of Ronald Reagan. By consistently moving to the left in every presidential election, by granting the left its general premise...
  • Reversal: Trump Claims He Never Said He'd Pay Violent Supporters' Legal Fees

    03/15/2016 2:31:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | March 15, 2016 | Guy Benson
    "Try not to hurt 'em. If you do, I'll defend you in court. Don't worry about it." [Cheers]. This past Sunday when Trump was confronted with similar questions on Meet the Press, he suggested he was seriously considering covering the legal bills for a man who punched an African-American protester in the face at a rally over the weekend.  The assailant later said that perhaps next time, he'd kill the protester.  “I'm going to take a look at it,” Trump told host Chuck Todd.  “I've actually instructed my people to look into it, yes.”  Forty-eight hours later with Stephanopoulos, Trump made the following two...
  • Random Thoughts on the Current Chaos

    03/14/2016 5:57:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | March 14, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    -- snip -- The General Election: If Trump is nominated, he beats Hillary. He creates a movement, a cultural buzz and novelty that overwhelms the doddering, ancient. Libfascist, pantsuited, pervert-enabling harpy. And then he proceeds to be a marginally less terrible president than she would have been.
  • Donald Trump, Anger, and Violence

    03/13/2016 4:41:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies ^ | March 13, 2016 | Michael Brown
    Let me make three unequivocal statements about the wave of protests and violence at recent Donald Trump events.First, anyone attempting to attack Trump supporters, let alone trying to attack Trump directly, is completely wrong and without any justification.Second, the protesters that shut down the Friday night Trump rally in Chicago were not just anti-Trump. It appears that many of them were ultra-liberal and would be no friends of the conservative movement as a whole.Third, Trump bears some responsibility for these outbreaks because of his inflammatory and irresponsible rhetoric.As Senator Marco Rubio stated, words have consequences, and you cannot run for...
  • Democrats Dispirited, Republicans Hobbled by Excess of Spirit

    03/11/2016 5:21:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 11, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Bad news for both parties in the primaries and caucuses in the seven days in March following Super Tuesday. Start with the higher-ratings, higher-turnout Republican race. Donald Trump won two solid victories in Michigan and Mississippi Tuesday, after weak showings in the five contests over the weekend. From March 2 to March 8 he netted 124 delegates, to 125 for Ted Cruz, 41 for Marco Rubio and 27 for John Kasich. That's not helpful, since it's imperative for Trump to win the 1,237-delegate majority in primaries and caucuses. If he falls visibly short of that after the last primaries June...
  • Meghan McCain Was Convinced to Support Cruz Only After Fiorina Endorsement

    03/10/2016 1:24:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/9/16 | Lindsey Ellefson
    -snip- Another person who unequivocally does not support Trump and his endorses is Meghan McCain. Naturally, she has come out as a supporter of Cruz only a few hours after Fiorinas announcement. On Your World with Neil Cavuto, McCain responded to the hosts question about the possible impact of Neil Bushs recent support of Cruz by saying that she found it much less important than Fiorinas. I was a huge, huge Carly Fiorina fan and supporer, she said, insisting that she has the capacity to get a lot of young, conservative women taking a second look at Ted Cruz. Then,...
  • Thank you, America, for playing 'Celebrity Apprentice' GOP edition

    03/10/2016 5:41:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Fox ^ | March 10, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It all began with 17 contestants. Almost all of them celebrities in the world of politics. Only one had no chance to win -- according to the experts. He was thought of as a clown, politically incorrect, offensive, and had zero political experience at any level. Ninety-nine percent of the experts predicted hed never even file his financials with the FEC. Surprise. Meet the winner of "Celebrity Apprentice Special Political Edition": Donald J. Trump. As of Tuesday night Trump added Mississippi, Michigan and Hawaii to his trophy case. It wasnt even close. Trump dominated. And hes leading by a mile...
  • Un-peaceful Coexistence Trump and Conservatism

    03/09/2016 6:42:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | March 9, 2016 | Bob Barr
    In his first inaugural address in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt told the nation, the only thing we have to fear is...fear itself. Roosevelt meant that fears real danger is not the nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror that it represents, but the effect that is has on us; particularly the actions we take in response to it. Here, at least, conservatives could learn something from FDR; and, conversely, from Donald Trump.The philosophy of limited government at the core of the modern conservative movement has faced many threats; the most acute of which is not a particular person or political party, but...
  • Conservative Purists Are Capitulating With Support of Trump

    03/09/2016 5:58:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | March 9, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    What a short, strange trip it's been for Donald Trump's conservative supporters. Ever since the Goldwaterite takeover of the GOP, the party has tried to convert voters to conservatism. This orientation has sometimes led it to follow a "better to be right and lose" axiom -- hence Goldwater's disastrous defeat in 1964. Now we seem to have tipped in the other direction, thinking it's "better to be wrong and win." George W. Bush's "compassionate conservatism" was seen as a nod in this direction, and a great many conservatives -- myself included -- were critical of his efforts to triangulate against...
  • Gohmert: Trump Lies by 'Projecting' Like Presidents Obama, Clinton

    03/08/2016 5:45:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 8, 2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) called GOP frontrunner Donald Trumps charge that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was a primary supporter of Chief Justice John Roberts ludicrous and ridiculous. Gohmert argued that Trump should not be questioning Cruzs judgment on Supreme Court nominations since he has donated to Democratic politicians in the past. I thought one of the best points made all night long was to point out the hypocrisy, Gohmert, who has endorsed Cruz, told PJM at the Conservative Political Action Conference. During the most recent GOP debate in Detroit, Trump addressed Cruz directly, saying, So were listening to the all-talk,...
  • Trump Rejects Advice to Become More Presidential

    03/08/2016 12:37:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies ^ | March 8, 2016 | ED Klein
    A fierce debate has broken out among Donald Trumps family, friends and campaign advisers over how to respond to the Republican establishments last-ditch effort to deny him the presidential nomination. Trumps confidants are split over how to handle the sudden onslaught, with some saying he should become more presidential. But according to a high-ranking member of Trumps inner circle, Trump is ignoring this advice and listening to his own inner Donald. The debate broke out after Mitt Romney viciously attacked Trump as a phony and fraud during a speech Romney delivered at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City...
  • Grow Up! How can anyone be for this spoiled brat?

    01/30/2016 1:19:04 PM PST · by plewis1250 · 116 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/30/2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: “Grow up!” It is amazing how many people have been oblivious to this middle-aged man’s spoiled brat behavior, his childish boastfulness about things he says he is going to do, and his petulant response to every criticism with ad hominem replies.
  • Grow Up!

    01/30/2016 5:29:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 262 replies ^ | January 30, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: "Grow up!" It is amazing how many people have been oblivious to this middle-aged man's spoiled brat behavior, his childish boastfulness about things he says he is going to do, and his petulant response to every criticism with ad hominem replies. He has boasted that his followers would stick by him even if he committed murder. But is that something to boast about? Is it not an insult to his followers, if...
  • Grow Up! How can anyone be for this spoiled brat?

    01/30/2016 12:54:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 313 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 30, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: "Grow up!" It is amazing how many people have been oblivious to this middle-aged man's spoiled brat behavior, his childish boastfulness about things he says he is going to do, and his petulant response to every criticism with ad hominem replies. He has boasted that his followers would stick by him even if he committed murder. But is that something to boast about? Is it not an insult to his followers, if...
  • Sowell: Charlatans and Sheep

    10/05/2015 2:20:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 6, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme "What's Holding Women Back in the Workplace?" Whenever some group is not equally represented in some institution or activity, the automatic response in some quarters is to assume that someone has prevented equality of outcomes. This preconception of equal outcomes requires not one speck of evidence, and defies mountains of evidence to the contrary. Even in activities where individual performances are what determine outcomes, and those performances are easily measured objectively, there is seldom anything...
  • Here Comes the 'Abortion Comedy'

    06/06/2014 4:46:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | June 6, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The feminist film critics can exhale now. Someone has finally concocted their dream movie: an "abortion comedy." Because apparently nothing sounds funnier than an unplanned one-night stand and a courageous destruction of God's most beautiful and most innocent creation. It's called "Obvious Child." Feminist lingo sells this monstrosity. Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jenny Slate plays Donna Stern, a standup comedian who "is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time." A "drunken hookup -- and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment -- turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned...
  • Poll: 58% of Republicans want more presidential choices

    01/09/2012 11:44:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 9, 2012 | Brian Montopoli
    The nominating process may officially be underway, but Republicans have yet to enthusiastically embrace a potential nominee for president - and despite the late date, most would like to see other candidates enter the race, according to a new CBS News poll. The survey finds that 58 percent of Republican primary voters want more presidential choices, while just 37 percent say they are satisfied with the current field. The percentage of Republican primary voters that wants more choices has increased 12 percentage points since October. Mitt Romney, the frontrunner for the nomination, has struggled to break 30 percent support in...
  • Defeating Obama: Will it take a Brokered GOP Convention? Probably! (Vanity)

    01/05/2012 12:40:56 PM PST · by no dems · 52 replies · 1+ views
    January 5, 2012 | no dems
    I'm thinking the only way we will be able to beat Obama will be to have a brokered GOP Convention and a "dark horse" candidate rise out of the ashes. Do I think it will happen? Heck no. So, we are, as my granny used to say: "In a mell of a hess". The GOP Candidates currently running, and the drop-out, Michele Bachmann, have beaten, bruised and bloodied each other so badly that were going to make doggone sure we send a nominee into the General Election damaged beyond repair; making victory easy for Obama. The Dems are loving our...
  • Cain chief-of-staff walks back Perry accusations

    11/03/2011 11:04:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/3/2011 01:34 PM ET | Justin Sink
    Herman Cain's chief-of-staff Mark Block walked back accusations that Rick Perry's campaign was responsible for the leak of accusations of sexual harassment during the candidate's time as president of the National Restaurant Association, saying that he would "accept" the claim by a former staffer now affiliated with the Perry campaign that he was not the leak. "Until we get all the facts, I'm just going to say that we accept what Mr. Anderson has said, and we want to move on with the campaign," Block said on Fox News. Curt Anderson, the former Cain staffer, has flatly denied the accusations,...
  • IBOPE Zogby Poll: Perry Trails Cain in GOP Race

    09/27/2011 3:47:32 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 233 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 26 Sep 2011 | Staff
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has tumbled among GOP primary voters and now trails business executive Herman Cain in the race for the nomination, according to the latest IBOPE Zogby Poll. Cain's campaign appears to have picked up steam after a win in Florida's Straw Poll this weekend, while Perry continues to suffer from lackluster performances in GOP debates, the most recent held last Thursday in Orlando. Perry, at 18 percent, has tumbled by more than 20 percentage points over the past month
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 September 2011

    09/25/2011 5:04:26 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 217 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 September 2011 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 25th, 2011 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House adviser David Plouffe; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; University of Miami President Donna Shalala; former Education Secretary William Bennett; Special Olympics chief executive officer Tim Shriver.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee; Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee.THIS WEEK (ABC): Plouffe; British Prime Minister David Cameron; Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation...
  • Viewpoints: Racist cartoon of Obama forces me to leave GOP

    06/16/2011 3:25:08 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 127 replies · 3+ views ^ | 6/12/2011
    I was one of those rare species: a black Republican, the guy willing to spit into the wind of conventional thought, who was often showcased on camera at party events to prove inclusiveness. But as a proud black man, I can no longer be a member of the Republican Party. Being a Republican has long been a part of my personal and professional identities, so leaving the party is a difficult and emotional decision. In 1998, as a young man searching for what I believed were shared values, I cut ties with the Democratic Party and became a Republican. Democrats,...
  • Respect Our President, Please!!!

    04/29/2011 8:52:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    Black Athlete Sports Network ^ | April 29, 2011 | Gary Norris Gray
    OAKLAND, CA.---Years ago we mourned the loss of Rosa Parks, Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, also the death of Congressperson Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman to run for the presidency of the United States. These events were devastating for African Americans. Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The First Lady or Matriarch of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States passed away in December 2006. The contributions of these three powerful, educated, and influential African American women caused them to be a positive permanent part of American history. Mrs. King was the founder and main supporter of the...
  • Blog Police Creeps Are George Soros Plants

    11/19/2010 9:54:46 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 688 replies
    Vanity | 11/19/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Blog Police Creeps Are George Soros Plants For at least a month now a crew of three or four screen names here on Free Republic have been used to spam post after post all across the board. They have decided that they are Free Republic's police, they think they speak for the whole board, and have been attempting to drive people off this site. But are they real FReepers? Or are they something else? It is pretty clear that they are being paid to do this by a George Soros-styled, left wing organization to spam FR, attack posters, and attempt...
  • Obama Uses Traditional 'Shaka' Greeting in Hawaii

    12/28/2008 8:49:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 68 replies · 2,999+ views
    reuters ^ | December 28, 2008
    KAILUA, HI - Barack Obama may be the first U.S. president who can successfully pull off the shaka, a Hawaiian greeting Hawaiians say has various meanings, from hang loose and cool to thanks. The hand gesture, also a common greeting in surfer culture, consists of curling the three middle fingers and extending the thumb and little finger. The president-elect, looking uber-cool with his White Sox baseball cap on backwards, flipped the shaka to a crowd of about 30 people as he left a gym on a Marine Corps base on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, where he is vacationing.
  • Mariah Carey Wanted to be Kidnapped

    07/11/2008 2:32:50 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 25 replies · 83+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.11.2008 | IANS
    Pop star Mariah Carey reveals that she used to fantasise about being kidnapped when she was going through the bad phase of her life. reports her saying: "When I was in an unhappy place in my life, I always wanted to be kidnapped. I just wanted a way out, but I didn't have one." And it seems that her dream came true when new husband Nick Cannon kidnapped her and took her on a romantic trip. She said: "He sort of kidnapped me and took me on a helicopter ride. Then he proposed." Quashing rumours that her marriage is...
  • How did did come up with its name?

    02/15/2008 5:48:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies · 91+ views
    various | February 15,2008 | me
    According to Wikipedia,MoveOn was formed in 1998.MoveOn is a non-profit liberal public policy advocacy group[2] that has raised millions of dollars for Democratic Party candidates in the United States.[3] It was formed in response to the impeachment of President Clinton[4] and is, by some accounts, cited as a factor which helped propel the Democratic Party to power in the 2006 election.[5]
  • ACLU team loses superbowl

    02/03/2008 7:07:44 PM PST · by Soliton · 17 replies · 36+ views
    Me | Soliton
    New England challenges extra man on field. Karma bites them in ass. The cheaters didn't win.
  • Citadel 17, Wisconsin 17 ("Big Ten Stinks" VANITY)

    09/15/2007 10:47:02 AM PDT · by dinoparty · 7 replies · 275+ views
    Citadel 21, Wisconsin 21 at halftime.
  • Suit accuses Starbucks of discrimination (fired bipolar woman gets $75,000)

    06/14/2007 8:37:58 PM PDT · by Dan Evans · 20 replies · 910+ views
    seattle ^ | September 15, 2006 | CRAIG HARRIS
    When Christine Drake worked as a Starbucks barista, the Seattle woman with psychiatric disabilities said it was the first time in her life that she "felt a sense of accomplishment." But after two years on the job, a new manager at the Starbucks store at 425 Queen Anne Ave. N. in Seattle allegedly discriminated against Drake, decreased her hours and berated her in front of customers, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Lisa Cox, an EEOC lawyer, said the world's largest coffee retailer ignored Drake's requests for help and violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by not accommodating...
  • Arab princesses kicked off British Airways plane to jeers and whistles after refusing to sit next to

    07/29/2007 3:39:55 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 39 replies · 1,708+ views ^ | 28-July-07 | Ray Massey
    Arab princesses kicked off British Airways plane to jeers and whistles after refusing to sit next to male strangers By RAY MASSEY - More by this author Last updated at 11:45am on 28th July 2007 Comments (22) The delayed plane sat on a baking Italian runway for almost three hours Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani: related to the Princesses Most popular storiesNews Entire site Duke of York gets to grips with young blonde on a Cote d'Azur dancefloor The Queen's grandson to marry Canadian girlfriend Sex for the motherland: Russian youths encouraged to procreate at...
  • We're all big babies

    10/27/2006 10:00:14 AM PDT · by metesky · 10 replies · 658+ views
    The Telegraph London) ^ | 10/22/06 | by Michael Bywater
    We're all big babies Last Updated: 12:01am BST 22/10/2006 How to be an adult Bombarded by petty rules, bossy advice and celebrity tittle-tattle, we have forgotton how to be adults. It's time we grew up, says Michael Bywater I imagine myself to be a grown-up, as, presumably, do you. You think that because you negotiated puberty and developed secondary sexual characteristics, and got qualifications and opened a bank account and subjected yourself to the scrutiny of anti-terrorism laws and anti-money-laundering laws and learned to drive and got a job and perhaps a spouse and maybe children, and quite possibly even pay...
  • Suit accuses Starbucks of discrimination

    09/18/2006 1:20:03 PM PDT · by Cagey · 67 replies · 1,851+ views
    Seatlle P-I ^ | 9-15-2006 | CRAIG HARRIS
    When Christine Drake worked as a Starbucks barista, the Seattle woman with psychiatric disabilities said it was the first time in her life that she "felt a sense of accomplishment." But after two years on the job, a new manager at the Starbucks store at 425 Queen Anne Ave. N. in Seattle allegedly discriminated against Drake, decreased her hours and berated her in front of customers, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Lisa Cox, an EEOC lawyer, said the world's largest coffee retailer ignored Drake's requests for help and violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by not accommodating...
  • Reefer is Worth Getting Mad About

    08/06/2006 6:04:24 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 581 replies · 6,908+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | August 5, 2006 | Antonio Maria Costa
    Reefer is Worth Getting Mad About Vienna -- Supporters of the legalization of cannabis would have us believe that it is a gentle, harmless substance that gives you little more than a sense of mellow euphoria. Sellers of the world's most popular illicit drug know better. Trawl through websites offering cannabis seeds for sale and you will find brand names such as Armageddon, AK-47 and White Widow. "This will put you in pieces, then reduce you to rubble -- maybe quicksand if you go too far," one seller boasts. This is much closer to the truth. In Canada, as in...
  • BRAKING HARD: Free Republic Dooms America ZOT!

    07/15/2006 10:01:23 AM PDT · by Crusifix · 199 replies · 3,527+ views
    The Finland daily ^ | 12/07/2006 | TamMish
    As is the case with a group think machine that is only interested in discushing shared ideas and beliefs without respect to reason or facts, the people involved with the Free Republic are dictated by their own sets of preowned views and beliefs. Anything that implies the USA to be wrong in its foreign policy is considered unacceptable and the member who made anti American remarks is swiftly banned from the forum. I am sorry to say this but most of you in the forum are low lifes whose knowledge and world understanding is distorted at best and hence you...
  • If you were president, what would you do, or at least try to do?

    06/18/2006 10:22:52 PM PDT · by Jeremydmccann · 28 replies · 420+ views
    Free Republic ^ | Jeremy D. McCann
    If I were to become president, the very first thing I would do, would be to declare personhood to the unborn immediately upon fertilization. I would then go about placing atourney generals throughout the country who would then prosecute the abortionists. I would work to repeal NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT and any other unconstitutional trade treatise. I would get us out of the WTO and the UN. I would force the UN headquarters out of New York. I would repeal all firearms legislation, beginning with Federal Firearms Act of 1968. I would put a moratorium on immigration from problem countries for...
  • Specter ready for fight over spy program (RINO JERK ALERT!)

    06/11/2006 1:44:04 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 22 replies · 596+ views
    The AP via Yahoo! News ^ | June 11, 2006
    The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman says he's prepared to force telephone company executives to testify about the White House's eavesdropping program if the Bush administration doesn't fully cooperate in drafting new rules on what's allowable. "If we don't get some results, I'm prepared to go back to demand hearings and issue subpoenas if necessary," Sen. Arlen Specter (news, bio, voting record), R-Pa., said Sunday on CNN's "Late Edition." Specter said he was more hopeful, after talking Thursday with Vice President Dick Cheney, that committee hearings and subpoenas could be avoided. Specter had threatened to subpoena executives of major phone companies...
  • Secret memo from Rove to Bolten

    06/07/2006 11:06:27 AM PDT · by howardl · 25 replies · 1,068+ views
    secret source | June 7, 2006 | Karl Rove
    !!EYES ONLY!! June 7, 2006 TO: Josh Bolten FROM: Karl Rove RE: Summer Event Coordination As you will recall from our discussion in April, we have certain controllable events that can be scheduled throughout the summer leading up to the election in November. In April, I expressed my preference for backloading pushing these announcements into the fall and late summer. But I strongly agreed with your observation that we need to be ready to act sooner if it appears that the downward cycle of opinion is threatening to turn into a tailspin. My reading of the situation is that...
  • What do Freepers think of Barry? Have they forgotten his ideas; do they still support them?

    05/24/2006 8:26:09 AM PDT · by Marxbites · 13 replies · 326+ views
    Calling all Freepers - what do you think of Barry AU H2O? Are his ideas relevent today? Does the Republican party need to pick up his mantle more seriously since loosing the RWR & Newt momentum? I hope this is OK, if not I'll understand it's deletion, and please except my apology.

    05/02/2006 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 250 replies · 5,635+ views (RFID 1984) ^ | April 27, 2006 |
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2006 SPYCHIPPED LEVI'S BRAND JEANS HIT THE U.S. Levi Strauss Confirms RFID Test, Refuses to Disclose Location It may be time to ditch your Dockers and lay off the Levi's, say privacy activists Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre. New information confirms that Levi Strauss & Co. is violating a call for a moratorium on item-level RFID by spychipping its clothing. What's more, the company is refusing to disclose the location of its U.S. test. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a controversial technology that uses tiny microchips to track items from a distance. These RFID microchips...
  • Predictions for the world - 2006 and beyond? (I'm worried folks...)

    02/11/2006 8:11:59 PM PST · by EastCobbRules · 29 replies · 809+ views
    I always come to Free Republic when I really need facts and ideas (and a laugh!). So, I come to ask you about your predictions for the near term. I am worried, folks, 'cause things aren't looking good to me. So, I value any of your comments on the following issues. (Pick an issue, ANY issue...) Thinking outloud... Iran - How likely is a war with Iran? (0%, 50%). If a war takes place, can we keep the conflict mostly isolated - like Iraq - or will it engulf the region or world? In the end, who will side with...
  • Online Petition Says 'NFL Is Fixed'

    02/07/2006 6:58:40 PM PST · by bikepacker67 · 215 replies · 2,566+ views
    As fans continued to weigh in on calls by officials during the Super Bowl, a group has set up an online petition claiming the "NFL is fixed." The petition, at, says "We, the fans of the NFL, will no longer stand by and allow our pure game to be corrupted by blatant bias." The petitions ask fans for suggestions on how the problem can be fixed. Seahawks fans are voicing outrage over what they say were game-robbing calls by officials in the Super Bowl. In one, Darrell Jackson was called for pushing Chris Hope away as he broke to...
  • Whats the best AK-47

    01/30/2006 2:33:25 PM PST · by Jimma · 118 replies · 36,739+ views
    I am going to purchase an AK-47. I was wondering who makes the best one? I am also curious as to what to look for as far as wear and tear.
  • Farrelly's South Park masterminds in creative feud

    12/29/2005 4:27:58 AM PST · by balch3 · 272 replies · 3,726+ views
    CTV-Canada ^ | December 14, 2005 | Associated Press
    Is Cartman a crook? Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the gross-out gurus behind Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary are accusing South Park masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone of ripping off a movie idea.
  • Make the Senate STAY! Make them STAY!

    12/21/2005 10:14:40 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 41 replies · 2,477+ views
    Contact Numbers for Bill Frist: 202-224-3344 (voice) 202-228-1264 (fax) Make them STAY! The Senate must be in session on Christmas DAY! Quit whining. Quit surrendering with out a fight. Some Freepers are EXACTLY why nothing gets done. They always advocate surrender the minute things get tough. Get off out butts and FIGHT for once. NO Clouter means NO CHRISTMAS BREAK. MAKE THEM STAY!
  • Belgian song "Down with America" going on the air

    09/19/2005 10:51:26 AM PDT · by PeterFinn · 89 replies · 1,916+ views
    Brussels Journal (Conservative) ^ | Sat, 2005-09-10 12:17 | Luc Van Braekel
    "Down with America" is the title of a recent song by the popular Belgian musician Raymond van het Groenewoud. Written in Dutch and published by EMI , "Weg met Amerika" ("Down with America") will be available in record shops as of next week, and was played on Belgian state radio last Thursday and Friday. Here is a quote from the lyrics of the song: Hamburgers and coke, yes you already knew But do you also know the cause of the general decay? Short-sighted thinking, loud talking Sticking to one-liners forever Down with America! Down with the jerks from America Down...
  • Woman who wanted to be "cool mom" pleads guilty to sex assault

    07/25/2005 10:39:29 AM PDT · by Millee · 56 replies · 3,137+ views ^ | 7/25/2005 | ap
    An Arvada woman accused of hosting parties with sex, drug and alcohol so high school students would think she was "cool" is expected to enter a plea Monday. Silvia Johnson, 40, has had two previously scheduled arraignments postponed. She faces multiple counts of sexual assault, distributing a controlled substance and contributing to the delinquency of minors. Authorities say Johnson hosted the parties at her home nearly every month for a year beginning in October 2003. She's accused of providing the teens with marijuana, methamphetamine and alcohol at the parties. The story has since made national news, with some alleged victims...
  • If Bush Doesn't Nominate A True Conservative, I'm Voting For Hilary For Presiden

    07/02/2005 7:53:49 PM PDT · by John Robertson · 543 replies · 6,620+ views
    Self | July 2, 2005 | JohnRobertson
    I just realized...I mean that. It's going to come down to this. I have often argued, as many here have, that when FReepers said they would sit home rather than vote for (McCain, usually, sometimes Guiliani), that such sitting out would put Hilary in the Whitehouse. But I'm not moving on this.
  • Video Exposes Medical Marijuana as Hoax - (shows addicts LOL-ing about what a joke the law is!)

    06/30/2005 2:51:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 509 replies · 5,211+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JUNE 30, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    Rhode Island Governor Donald L. Carcieri has vetoed a "medical marijuana" bill, saying it would encourage marijuana use and criminal activity. His veto comes as an anti-drug group has released dramatic video footage of a marijuana activist declaring that he uses dope for a health problem that he doesn't really have. The bottom line for this activist, Ed Rosenthal, is that "I like to get high. Marijuana is fun." The video has the potential of dealing a major blow to the "medical marijuana" movement, largely funded by billionaire George Soros. The video footage, posted at the website, gives the...
  • Woman wins right to drop top

    DAYTONA BEACH -- Elizabeth Book, the stay-at-home mom with a rose tattoo, has won the right to bare her breasts in her ongoing fight to go shirtless anywhere men can. On Saturday at noon, the 40-something "top-free" revolutionary plans to demonstrate her right to protest by dropping her top at the Peabody Auditorium next to three statues of women nude from the waist up. "I will be as top-free as the statues," Book said Monday in an e-mail to the nudists and naturists who have gathered to support her cause. "This is not over until Daytona is forced to recognize...