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  • Shocking! The socialist OWS mob invades Oakland!

    10/17/2011 7:06:43 PM PDT · by freemike · 37 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/17/11 | freemike
    Make sure you watch to the end! The guy's remark.. don't fool yourself into thinking he didn't mean what he said. He meant it. link
  • New Updates to Art Blog

    10/16/2011 4:48:40 PM PDT · by freemike · 4 replies
    michael lekites art ^ | 10/16/11 | freemike
    Several new updates on my art blog. Hope you enjoy them. Check out some of my page links to the side as I've updated those as well! Thanks so much for stopping by! michaellekites
  • Historic Preservation: A Criminal Offense

    10/06/2011 8:33:49 PM PDT · by 1914foursquare · 13 replies
    personal blog ^ | 9/24/2011 | Nina
    This is my first post so I hope this is ok. This is my own personal story. I am very actively involved in historic preservation and have a 100 year old house I am obsessively restoring. I have recently been criminally charged by the city of Lakewood, OH (the same city that confiscated the guns without a warrant in this article ) for the historic preservation of my historic house. The full story is on my blog here I appreciate all the support I can get on this. Thank you.
  • The Folly of Central Planning

    10/06/2011 9:49:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 6, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Over 65 M completed new homes sit unused in China,  along with public buildings/accompanying infrastructure... If the Chinese property bubble pops... what then? The massive public projects under way in communist China today include sprawling housing developments, retail shopping districts, and 'forests' of skyscrapers. Since they were built to support the country's ongoing economic boom and real-estate rush, all these tower block condos, economic centers, and recently-built neighborhoods should be bustling with hard-working Chinese newcomers from the countryside... or so you'd think.But satellite pictures taken earlier this year revealed that China's odd unused-housing stock glut has only gotten worse, if anything: they indeed...
  • Art and living my dream.

    10/04/2011 3:32:53 PM PDT · by freemike · 13 replies
    michael lekites art ^ | 10/4/11 | freemike
    Hi! Just posting and sharing some of the newer things I've been working on. I recently completed a few fantasy type landscapes and have begun some other works in oils. For anyone interested in oil painting, I recommend the book "The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst. Written, I believe, in the early 1900's. You can still find copies on ebay or Amazon. Here's my sight.. I always read comments and appreciate feedback. Thanks so much... michaellekites
  • Newest and Littlest Freeper!

    10/04/2011 4:58:45 AM PDT · by Jemian · 39 replies
    My son and his wife | October 4, 2011 | God
    Introducing the newest and bestest, little Freeperette! Piper was born early this morning at 7 minutes past midnight, weighing in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces and is 21 inches. She was born to Freeper Jemian's Terror and his wife.Please pray God's richest blessings in her life and that from her earliest conciousness she will be looking to Jesus for her salvation. Please pray that she will be filled with joy and goodness, strength and stedfastness. Pray for her parents, too, that they will continually walk with God and be filled with wisdom as they raise Piper in the nurture and...
  • Present Day Prohibition

    10/03/2011 10:53:27 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 21 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/3/2011 | Michelle Minton
    If you’ve ever seen a Ken Burns documentary, you’re familiar with their use of faded photos, archival video and interviews with renowned historians. Films like “The Civil War,” “Thomas Jefferson” and “Lewis & Clark” bring the past to life despite the decades of distance between the subject matter and the viewers. No doubt, his newest documentary, “Prohibition,” which premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. PBS, promises to offer a thorough historical examination of American life during the period around the 18th Amendment’s rise and fall. The three-part series focusing on Prohibition’s past, however, may lead the viewers to believe that every...
  • South Carolina - Auburn

    10/01/2011 1:21:20 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 25 replies
    Is anybody watching the S. Carolina - Auburn game on-line? Any link? There are several services where you can download a program that allows you to watch tv on your pc. Has anybody tried them? Are they legit? Thanks.
  • The last nine seconds of the Galloping Ghost (Ignomini) Reno

    09/19/2011 10:05:30 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Ignomini Home ^ | Sept. 19, 2011 | Ignomini
    A discussion with pictures of the mechanical failure causing the Reno Air Race crash.
  • Posting guidelines?

    09/14/2011 10:42:51 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 8 replies
    Me ^ | 9/14/2011 | Me
    I'm having trouble finding any FR posting guidelines showing which sites may be excerpted, which are link-only and so on. I would have thought adding a link to that information on the page that appears when you hit "Post" would be a no-brainer, but I sure don't see anything like that. I've seen people referencing such guidelines quite a bit, but I've never found 'em.
  • A few new updates to my art blog.

    09/08/2011 5:13:36 PM PDT · by freemike · 8 replies
    michael lekites art ^ | 9/8/11 | freemike
    Just sharing some new work I've been doing. I've had more time lately and have been finishing quite a bit. Hope you enjoy it. michaellekitesAlso, if you like art, check out the Pennsylvania Daily Painters blog. Lots of good artists from PA on there! Here's that link: PApainters
  • Why Didn't I Think of That...?

    09/07/2011 6:36:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 7, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican
  • The One Long Term Survival Tool Everyone Forgets.

    08/31/2011 3:47:21 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 108 replies
    08/31/2011 | Englishcon
    The One Long Term Survival Tool Everyone Forgets. OK, the SHTF big time, and it is going to be a very long time until things settle down. You, as a prepper, have your food, medication and fuel stores, your guns and ammo, your water and power needs sorted out and your retreat. You have even arranged allies amongst your neighbours. You are set to ride this thing out until things slowly get back to normal. Your garden is growing, and the odd intruding deer, raccoons and rabbits that fancy a free lunch are making a welcome addition to your meat...
  • The Glory and Might of American Air Power

    08/31/2011 2:35:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | Aug 30, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    California Capital Airshow coming up Sept. 11th-12th...  Some highlights from last year's event: There are only seven Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft that remain in flying condition out of over 10,000 produced... five of them made this show. This gentleman is Col Bill Harris... now 95 years old.  He came to the even in a wheelchair and had a hard time making the few steps to the plane. But this P-38 was painted to replicate the one Col Harris flew in WWII; you see, Bill Harris is a genuine WWII ace, having scored 15 confirmed aerial kills of Imperial Japanese aircraft....
  • The Music Lives On

    08/29/2011 9:16:46 AM PDT · by NoControllingLegalAuthority · 2 replies
    The Battle Ground (Washington) Reflector ^ | August 17, 2011 | Randy Starkey
    My wife, Jan and I, and our children, Amy and Nathan Starkey, lived near Battle Ground until the early 1990s. Our son, Nathan, was in 8th grade at Lewisville Middle School and our daughter, Amy, was a student at Battle Ground High School in 1988 when a serious auto accident fatally injured Nathan less than a mile from school. Amy was driving and pulled out without seeing a logging truck. Though injured, Amy, and two other children in the car survived. Nathan, age 13, was buried in the Venersborg Cemetery, east of Battle Ground, near our home. In 1992, I...
  • Photos: Meet Ciuchcia, the steam engine dog

    08/26/2011 1:03:22 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 4 replies
    The Province ^ | 8/26/11 | n/a
    Ciuchcia was left for dead on a railway track in Poland. But now, she has been given a new lease of life -- with wheels replacing her paralyzed back legs.
  • Woman accused of killing lizard, running amok

    08/18/2011 1:01:19 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 23 replies ^ | 8/18/2011
    A San Carlos woman fatally stabbed her boyfriend's pet bearded dragon in cold blood, the first act of a drama that ended with her in jail for trying to grab a sheriff's deputy's gun, authorities say. Shawna Apour, 37, killed the lizard because she thought her boyfriend was flirting with other women, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. The victim was Speedy, a 14-year-old bearded dragon, said sheriff's Lt. Ray Lunny. Speedy clung to life for three days before dying.
  • Updating my art blog. Hope you enjoy it!

    08/12/2011 6:44:10 PM PDT · by freemike · 28 replies
    michael lekites art ^ | 8/12/11 | freemike
    I've posted my work here from time to time. Haven't done so in awhile and I've been working on a lot of new artwork. Here's the direct link if you'd like to check it out. michaellekites
  • It was on my bucket list

    08/08/2011 2:40:18 PM PDT · by nolongerademocrat · 37 replies
    vanity ^ | 28Jul11 | nolongerademocrat
    I finally completed a project that has been on my bucket list for years. I am celebrating completing my first novel. I'm now an author!!!!
  • Response from MKS Supply(RFID press release blunder)

    08/04/2011 6:01:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    cursesfoiledagain ^ | 1 August, 2011 | Jake
    Remember my emails to MKS Supply and Hi-Point regarding the press release flap? This morning I received an email response from the president of MKS Supply, Charles Brown. Here is a copy-and-paste quote of the entire email (except for my full name and private information), with no editing. I appreciate your response to the barcode chip Release that was sent out last week, I am handling each one of the few responses we received individually, I feel if you took the time to contact me and express yourself I should extend the courtesy of responding to you. I agree 100%...
  • Yesterday Was The Longest Day.... (PA open carry)

    08/01/2011 7:05:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies ^ | 31 July, 2011 | jahwarrior72
    Yesterday Was The Longest Day.... okay, it wasn't that exciting. still, it's been awhile since i had anything to share. i guess open carry is becoming mundane in this area. i was walking out of the Giant Supermarket in Dickson City, pushing a cart with a few groceries. as i approached my car, a woman who had just exited hers stop and gasped. "oh my GOD!" "uh, coffee...soda...Off bug spray....some other...." "no, not THOSE. the gun!" "well, looks like you already knew what it was, then." i opened the trunk of the car, and started throwing bags in. "isn't...
  • How To Celebrate Ramadan? Try BACON VODKA

    08/01/2011 1:55:14 AM PDT · by LyinLibs · 12 replies
    Bakon Vodka ^ | 8/1/2011 | Bakon Vodka
    A superior quality potato vodka with a savory bacon flavor. It's clean, crisp, and delicious. This is the only vodka you'll ever want to use...
  • Silent move LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT

    07/31/2011 6:25:20 PM PDT · by YihYthink · 5 replies
    I follow Free Republic don't post that much and I know we are living challenging days and thus this is to a community I enjoy. May this find some fun and relaxing to all who have an interest in our great heritage. Silent Picture 2011. From the late 90's I've always wanted to make a silent picture to recreate the old-time feelings of past era. Piano music and one notable exception within this video makes this video complete. Everyone involved had a blast recreating a by gone ere enjoy.

    07/31/2011 12:52:27 PM PDT · by YihYthink · 6 replies
    I follow Free Republic don't post that much and I know we are living challenging days and thus this is to a community I enjoy. May this find some fun and relaxing to all who have an interest in our great heritage. Silent Picture 2011. From the late 90's I've always wanted to make a silent picture to recreate the old-time feelings of past era. Piano music and one notable exception within this video makes this video complete. Everyone involved had a blast recreating a by gone ere enjoy.
  • Excerpts From Issa Interview

    07/20/2011 4:31:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Onlygunsandmoney ^ | 19 July, 2011 | John Richardson
    These are audio clips of key parts of the Daryl Issa interview. They take a fair amount of bandwidth. Perhaps someone will create a transcript.
  • Need a Lawn Mower Recommendation (Vanity)

    07/19/2011 3:00:36 PM PDT · by StonyMan451 · 112 replies
    StonyMan451 | 7/19/2011 | StonyMan451
    I've just been informed that my second Toro gas powered push lawn mower isn't worth fixing. I know very little about engines and such, so I'm taking the mechanic's word for it. The engine has thrown a rod (I can hear it) and the transmission's shot (that's why I took it to be repaired). Now I have to plead a little a lot guilty. I did not take proper care of the thing. I should have changed the oil, etc., etc. However, before I invest in another lawn mower (which I PROMISE I will take good care of) I thought...
  • Just got a great honor! (vanity)

    07/18/2011 6:16:11 AM PDT · by 30Moves · 40 replies
    7/18/11 | 30moves (vanity)
    I just got asked by my local TEA Party to speak to the group about being a "Prepper". I have always kept quiet about it since I live in a rural area I assumed my neighbors knew how to "rough it" and grow things. Much to my surprise - they don't! So, I will start with basic survival prep and if they want more I will go all the way down to rendering fat to make soap and how to trap/kill and dress animals. I am also going to document "skills" of our members so if TSHTF will be able...

    07/12/2011 8:42:15 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies
    KEH BLOG ^ | July 12, 2011 | swampsniper
    The KEH blog isn't widely known but if you are interested in photography it's an interesting and informative place to visit.KEH is one of the largest outlets of photo gear and extremely reliable.I don't have any stake in KEH, it is just one of the businesses I can recommend without reservation.
  • Per Newsweek the Undefeated Palin's documentary coming to Walmart After theater run.

    07/10/2011 3:14:33 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    07/10/11 | unseen1
    just one line in the newsweek article. But i thought it should be highlighted for those looking to be able to see the movie
  • Presenting the Mother of All BBQ Grills . . .

    07/05/2011 3:32:46 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 5, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Looks like the guy made it out of a '56 Ford convertible (or maybe a coupe), neat. I can already hear the "Why not Chevy" responses, but have you looked at the price of a Tri-Five lately? Nicely done with the diner theme, too: It don't get any more American than that! What would be funny is to drag it in for a smog test and then fire up the grill- hehMore news/views/humor at Reaganite Republican
  • Looking for a few good conservative bloggers

    07/03/2011 2:36:17 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 97 replies
    Looking for a few conservative bloggers to inhabit a discussion forum. The political nature of this forum has slipped considerably to the left and need some rock ribbed conservatives to maintain balance within the forum. The leftist there range from libertarian to extreme leftist. The Name of the forum is Diegetics and it is quite the hangout. If you are tired of preaching to the choir then please come and help me educate these poor liberals.
  • Open Carry Encounter at the Hayward Co-op

    07/03/2011 12:08:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 30 June, 2011 | ccwinstructor
    Quote Originally Posted by Motofixxer View Post Do they even have Police up there to harass somebody? I found out that they indeed have a police force in Hayward today. My Sister relieved me from caring for my Mother today, to go to town and get some supplies. I had open carried in the Northern Lakes Co-op several times before, so I decided to do so today. Ironically, I was talking with on my cell phone with a friend about the SB93 as I drove into town. I was using a bluetooth earpiece for the cell phone, which I have...
  • Personal Study: Gun manufacturer locations vs. Gun control legislation (2010 Stats)

    07/03/2011 11:01:28 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 07/03/2011 | Ard/Misc.
    Gun manufacturer locations vs. Gun control legislation (2010 Stats) Ratings: 1. Constitutional carry 2. Shall Issue 3. May Issue 4. Right Denied Except for PoliticiansU - Unrestricted (No Permit) handgun open carry W - handgun open carry With permit C - handgun open Carry in car as long as other requirements are met T - Tax on right to keep and bear Manufacturer State State Rating A-SQUARE COMPANY, LLC South Dakota 2UC Accu-Tek/Excel industries California 3U Airforce Airguns Texas 2C Alexander Arms Virginia 2UC American Spirit Arms Arizona 1UC ARES Incorporated Ohio 2U ArmaLite Illinois 4T Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Tennessee...
  • Learning To Shoot

    07/02/2011 1:40:14 PM PDT · by arderkrag · 17 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 07/02/2011 | Ard
    My birthday is fast approaching once more, and lately I have been drifting back to the days of my coming-of-age in the eyes of my father, when he first bestowed upon me my two first firearms. He told me he had a gift for me, and not to plan anything that afternoon. It was the weekend after my 16th birthday. I was still working out the finer points of driving without scaring my dear mother to death, and most of my time was spent hanging out in the yard with my cousins. I was outside, sitting on the wing, when...
  • Changes coming to couponing?

    06/20/2011 9:23:46 AM PDT · by simplesimon · 49 replies
    GreenBay Consumer ^ | 6/20/2011 | The Bargain Sleuth
    The above article describes changes that could be coming to coupons / couponing. I've not read anywhere else but at source link about Red Plum, Smart Source and P&G suing eBay or any of the coupon clipping services. Just wanted to give a heads up as stores are changing policy due to the extreme couponing show. And getting coupons from sources other than your local Sunday paper may be temporarily delayed.
  • California, is set to outlaw ... Gold Prospecting

    06/09/2011 8:46:28 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 25 replies ^ | unknown | NM Hunter
    California, the state built on gold prospecting, is set to outlaw ... Gold Prospecting There's gold in them thar hills, but pretty soon you won't be allowed to touch it. In California, the state built on gold, the time is up for prospectors who are about to see their way of life declared illegal. Just 162 years after history's biggest gold rush, diggers - or dredgers as they now are - are losing a long-running battle with environmentalists. The reason for this mammoth fight is ... salmon. At the center of the battle is suction dredging, today's mechanized version of...
  • Bobby Unser vs. Big Government

    05/25/2011 7:21:58 PM PDT · by ZirconEncrustedTweezers · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 10, 2011 | Heritage Foundation
    Three-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser survives in the wild when his snowmobile breaks down, only to face federal charges.
  • Disney trademarks “SEAL Team Six” for games

    05/15/2011 6:18:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Warp Zoned ^ | May 15, 2011 | John Scalzo
    Because of their involvement in the death of Osama bin Laden, SEAL Team Six has been in the news a lot lately. Considered by many to be the most elite special forces team in the entire U.S. military, it’s not surprising that they would capture the public’s interest. Disney has decided to capitalize on this new found notoriety by filing an application for the trademark to “SEAL Team Six.” The application covers “hand-held units for playing electronic games other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor” as well as “Christmas stockings,” “Christmas tree ornaments and...
  • Bracken: Just A Working Man With His Tools

    05/14/2011 4:30:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies
    westernrifleshooters ^ | 12 May, 2011 | Matt Bracken
    Matt Bracken, author of the Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy and the upcoming novel Castigo Cay, sends: I was out for a routine morning run on trash day last week, and snagged this empty plastic tool box off a pile of rubbish set to be collected. At one time it carried a "saws-all" type electric tool. It's very rugged yet light, with good hinges and clasps. This particular plastic case is 24 inches long, and it can contain a 31" overall carbine, broken into upper and lower and nested. Plus a few magazines. As a novelist I have free rein...
  • First Person: Living a Six-Figure Lifestyle on a $30,000 Salary

    05/11/2011 11:41:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | May 10, 2011 | Brian C. Hopkins
    Like millions of Americans out there, I like the nicer things in life. I have an affinity for high-end cars, designer clothing, and name-brand home furnishings. There was a time when I had the six-figure income to afford these things. That was before the crash of what has now become known as the dot-com era. After losing many nice things, I learned that even living at one's means can be a risky proposition. So the challenge became how to continue to live that lifestyle while spending drastically less than I did before. I wanted to figure out how I could...

    05/10/2011 11:20:39 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 53 replies
    May 10, 2011 | Me
    I want to plant a grape arbor. What is the best grape tu plant?
  • Looking for a good AR-type .223 rifle (Pics and advice, please?)

    05/05/2011 6:03:06 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 80 replies
    Me | 5-5-11 | RandallFlagg
    I went to the local Sportsman's Warehouse a couple of days ago and held an AR 223 rifle for the very first time. It felt very good! I have little experience with these. Been shooting my Beretta 92F for almost 15 years, and a Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 for about ten. I have an old Marlin .22 that I just sighted in with the scope. three rounds within a half inch at whatever the end of the rail of the range was.
  • No One Likes A Website Troll....

    04/29/2011 11:09:56 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 37 replies
    Free Republic | 4/30/11 | Alan Levy
    ....But if done right, it's funny as hell! Check out some of my masterpieces as I torment the putzes at Moveon.Org! (No, I wouldn't ike it if it were done on my personal blog, or my blog at Townhall. I'd swear an Oath of Revenge if it were done at Free Republic. However, I've come to the conclusion that liberals aren't human. They're simply $oros-bots programmed to smoke weed, refuse to work, and demand that others pay their way in life.) Before we get started, an explanation is in order here. I started this rampage about a month ago when...
  • Reuters: "Obama administration seeks more comments on rifle sale plan." Antis beating gun rights

    04/29/2011 7:49:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    sipseystreetirregulars ^ | 28 April, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    You guys didn't do your job the first time. The proposal will be published in the government's Federal Register on Friday seeking comments for 30 days, according to a copy obtained by Reuters on Thursday. It was first published in December and had a 60-day comment period that garnered almost 13,000 responses. About 30 percent opposed the reporting requirement and 70 percent favored it, ATF said. The second round of comment is typical for new regulations, according to ATF, and no substantive changes were made. After reviewing the new comments submitted, the proposal could be implemented or altered. C'mon guys,...
  • (Reuters) - Superman, citizen of the world?

    04/28/2011 8:44:13 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/28/11 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    The Man of Steel, in the latest issue of Action Comics which hit newsstands on Wednesday, said he intends to renounce his U.S. citizenship in a speech before the United Nations.
  • Vanity: Need Freeper help with commo gear (CB/SSB/FRS/etc) for local family

    04/26/2011 9:59:16 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 22 replies
    26 APR 11 | dcbryan1
    Freepers: Due to last night's storms in Central Arkansas, our family found out the HARD WAY just how important communications (commo) is when the power goes out, telephone lines get blown down, the cell towers are destroyed, and we are left in the dark with multiple tornados inbound.Anyways, I wanted to solicit Freepers help on unconventional communications with family such as Citizen Band (CB), FRS, GMRS, etc. I am going to attend our Central Arkansas Ham Radio meeting next month and see about going "one step further" to get my ham radio license. Please read below for my situational needs.
  • After Fundraising Swing, Obama Hits Golf Course

    04/23/2011 4:29:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23, 2011
    President Obama recently returned from a six event fundraising blitz to California where he raised millions of dollars for his reelection campaign. At these events president Obama hobnobbed and rubbed shoulders with celebrities like Jamie Foxx, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, and Steven Spielberg. On Wednesday President Obama held a town hall style event at Facebook headquarters hosted by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. At these events Obama stressed that his election in 2008 was not as "smooth" as people remember and that the election, "[W]asn't about big crowds and nice posters. And it wasn't even about me. It was...
  • ATF street agents excoriate Gillett(gunwalker)

    04/09/2011 5:58:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    SipseyStreetIrregulars ^ | 8 April, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    ATF street agents excoriate Gillett. "He is no whistleblower";"The silver lining in this that (Melson, are about to be served up by an insider" ATF agent Jumper, a moderator on, reacts to the Grassley letter and declares: "George Gillett is no Whistleblower." Whistleblowers are people who know of corruption or criminal acts and for moral and ethical reasons risk their careers and reputations to report that to higher authorities. George Gillett has used his power to destroy Whistleblowers. John Dodson and Darrin Gil are Whistleblowers. Gillett is what is known in the world of criminal investigations as a...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)- 1969

    04/08/2011 12:18:05 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 48 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 8, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    John Fogerty: "I always used to say that I wanted to make records that they would still play on the radio ten years..." In a similar way to LA blues-rock legends Canned Heat, Creedence Clearwater Revival featured a down-on-the-bayou southern theme (more of a swamp-rock in CCR's case) that bravely diverged from the California fashion of the day. But they managed to break loose from the Bay Area's dominant Haight-Ashbury psychedelic scene to create a band loyal to American rock n roll's roots. Also like Topanga Canyon based Canned Heat, they came across as quite authentic in the southern-style... and were real, real good. The band's origins...
  • Hilarious Video: What Do Liberals REALLY Think About The Tea Party?

    04/07/2011 9:57:48 PM PDT · by DeskCaptain · 6 replies
    This is a perfect satire of what really goes on in a lefty's mind when he/she thinks about the Tea Party. If you could have a conversation about the Tea Party with a liberal who didn't have an emotional meltdown, it would probably go something like this cartoon. Direct Video Link