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  • Happy thanksgiving!

    11/25/2010 1:05:59 AM PST · by napscoordinator · 22 replies
    Vanity ^ | 25 November 2010 | napscoordinator
    Happy Thanksgiving! I know this is a vanity but it is my first one in over five years. I really just wanted to thank everyone for educating me, putting in my place (on occasions), being friends, and so many other positives. I cannot put into words how Free Republic has changed my life. This is not only the source of news that I receive, but it is also a place that I come to for assistance from time to time. My education has gained a ton since joining here. I apologize to those who I really irritated over the years....
  • Please...Don't Drink And Drive

    11/24/2010 3:07:21 PM PST · by scottfactor · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/24/2010 | Scott Factor
    Tomorrow, while celebrating with friends and giving thanks for all that He has given, pleasedont drink and drive. This video is the message America needs to see, but the alcohol lobby wont allow you to see. So, I present it here: (Forgive me if I offend anyone, but it needs to be told)
  • Coke packages say "Merry Christmas" this year in contrast to last year's "Holiday 2009"

    11/16/2010 4:02:02 AM PST · by CIS · 34 replies
    Target Inc. ^ | November 16, 2010 | P. Stattic
    In December 2009, there was a thread here on Free Republic outlining the fact that Coca-Cola had released "holiday" packaging that said "Feliz Navidad" in Spanish, but "Holiday 2009" in English. Some were outraged because it appeared that Christmas was okay to acknowledge in Spanish, but not in English. It seems that Coke has learned their lesson and for their 2010 packaging, they use the English greeting "Merry Christmas". Click here to read the original 2009 Free Republic article on this matter. Click here to see an image containing both the 2009 and 2010 Coke package designs with the "Holiday...
  • Tomorrow Is Veteran's Day, And I Have A Problem

    11/10/2010 6:37:52 AM PST · by scottfactor · 34 replies ^ | 11/10/2010 | Scott Factor
    Tomorrow is Veterans Day. Although many people confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day, they are distinctly different in many ways. One thing is for certainit causes a great problem for me. First a little history, then well get to my problem. At the end of World War I, prior to the signing of the peace treaty at Versailles, fighting ceased when an armistice went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first official commemoration of Armistice Day. After some changing dates and different...
  • White House considers payroll tax holiday

    09/04/2010 6:43:00 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 51 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | September 3, 2010 | Ezra Klein
    The White House is considering a push for hundreds of billions of dollars in new stimulative spending, focusing on business tax cuts including a temporary cut in payroll taxes. In part, this is good policy. In part, it's necessary policy. Anne Kornblut and Lori Montgomery quote an unnamed Democratic strategist complaining that the White House has let the issues get away from them in advance of November's election. "'We did the mosque, Katrina, Iraq, and now Middle East peace?' said a Democratic strategist who works closely with multiple candidates and spoke on the condition of anonymity. 'And in between you...
  • Muslims seek to add holidays on NY school calendar

    08/06/2010 8:56:03 AM PDT · by nmh · 43 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/12/10 | Karina Ioffee
    Muslim parents, students and civic groups are campaigning to add two of their religious holidays to the New York City public school calendar, pinning their hopes on state lawmakers after failing to win over Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the idea. ... "Our kids know other holidays but then they see that their holidays are not recognized. It sends a mixed message," said Isabel Bucaram, a Muslim with two children in city schools. "My daughter says to me, 'They do it for others. Why not us?'" (Yeah, it sends a "mixed message to kids when you can't have Easter or Christmas...
  • Michelle Obama arrives in Spain for holiday with daughter

    08/04/2010 7:27:24 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 102 replies
    (AFP) 1 hour ago MARBELLA, Spain US First Lady Michelle Obama and her nine-year-old daughter Sasha arrived Wednesday on Spain's Mediterranean coast for a vacation with friends at a luxury hotel where they have booked 60 rooms. The pair and their entourage arrived at the Hotel Villa Padierna in the hills above the resort town of Marbella, a haunt for the rich and famous, aboard a cavalcade of vehicles. They had flown to Malaga on a US air force plane. President Barack Obama, who celebrates his 49th birthday on Wednesday, has stayed behind in the United States as...
  • Rabid dogs roam holiday hotspot, kill at least 78

    08/01/2010 10:05:29 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 4+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 1, 2010 | MARGIE MASON
    BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Putu Valentino Rosiadi should have started third grade this month. But instead of buying a new school uniform and notebooks, his father mournfully cradles a black-and-white photo.
  • For Every Soldier: A Flag And A Nations Gratitude

    05/31/2010 8:03:36 AM PDT · by BigChiefLtd · 1 replies · 117+ views
    Grand Rants | May 31, 2010 | Gerry Ashley
    The soldiers came in a convoy And each one had a bag The mission: to make certain Every headstone had a flag The soldiers who lay silent From wars that had come and gone Awaited our remembrance On Memorial Days bright dawn. (Continued)
  • Another holiday slighted by Google but honored by Bing

    05/31/2010 5:40:33 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 38 replies · 1,075+ views
    Bing and Google ^ | 5/31/2010 | Bing-Google
    Last holiday was Easter where Google ignored the holiest holiday of Christians while it instead honored some obscure European author. This Memorial day google ignores Memorial day by not decorating their google logo with Memorial day pictures. Bing on the other hand honored both Easter and Memorial day. Don't believe me check it out. Bing Google
  • Two injured in Mpls. shooting near festival

    05/10/2010 8:42:02 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies · 491+ views
    KSTP/5 news ^ | 5-9-10 | kstp
    Two people were injured in a Sunday afternoon shooting that happened outside a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Two groups of juveniles exchanged gunfire in the area of Lake Street and 5th Avenue, according to Minneapolis Police Sgt. Bill Palmer. Authorities say the incident was gang-related. One teen was shot in the chest and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Another teen was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the foot and the leg. Police have one person in custody in connection with the incident, which happened near a Cinco de Mayo celebration. They have...
  • Its Time to Suspend Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

    04/08/2010 8:19:34 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 22 replies · 856+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 4-08-10 | Bob McCarty
    It's time to suspend Cinco De Mayo celebrations until Mexico cleans up its act and gets control of drug cartels running rampant along the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Arriving in Los Angeles tomorrow!

    04/05/2010 8:10:25 AM PDT · by djsunzi · 65 replies · 1,176+ views
    me | me
    Last month, I posted some questions about what to do in L.A. Well, I am finally arriving in L.A. on Tuesday, and looking forward to it. Mind you, the recent earthquake in southern Cali did send a couple of shivers down my spine, but that's regular life for Californians I guess! Hoping to catch plenty of nature and experience the real California, and not the Hollywood-filtered kind.
  • Presidents Day? Which Presidents? Washington? Lincoln? Millard Fillmore?

    02/14/2010 9:31:54 PM PST · by stolinsky · 18 replies · 452+ views ^ | 02-15-10 | stolinsky
    If you want to destroy a house, undermine the foundation. If you want to destroy a nation, do the same. If you want to destroy people who are defined by ideas, trash the ideas. If you want to bring down a society that is sustained by its history, perform a historectomy. You want a meaningless day off work, so you can check out the sales? Then Presidents Day is for you. But I prefer Lincolns and Washingtons birthdays. Im old enough to remember when holidays had a deeper significance.
  • Obama Trifecta

    01/05/2010 7:52:00 PM PST · by Don Corleone · 14 replies · 1,039+ views
    Vanity | Vanity
    Obama Trifecta: President Obama just completed the UNHOLY and ANTI-AMERICAN TRIFECTA: 1st president in 110 years to miss the annual Army-Navy Football Game. 1st president to not attend any Christmas religious observance. 1st president to stay on vacation after a terrorist attack. Add to that the first President not to stay in Washington for Christmas for the last 20 years. Past Presidents did not leave Washington for Christmas vacation until after Christmas. This was done so that their staff (Secret Service, Air Force One Crew, Limousine transport, Presidential advancing logistics etc.) could be with their families for Christmas
  • Kwanzaa celebrations continue, but boom is over

    12/26/2009 6:21:04 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 51 replies · 2,179+ views
    Independent Mail (Anderson, SC) ^ | 26 December 2009 | Charmaine Smith-Miles
    ANDERSON Romando James, a professor emeritus at Clemson University, understands the traditions and purpose of Kwanzaa. He also knows he is among a minority of people who know what the cultural celebration is about. We celebrate the first fruits, responsibility to community, James said. But when the mass of television and radios and even hip hop artists see theres no big returns coming in, it just doesnt happen. In essence, because of the lack of understanding and the ability to make money of it, the celebration is losing some if its popularity, James said. Take Evita Broughton. Four years...
  • Teach gets holiday from house arrest

    12/24/2009 10:51:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 1,088+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 24, 2009 | Marie Szaniszlo
    A former Abington fifth-grade teacher accused of having sex with a 13-year-old boy hundreds of times has been sprung from house arrest to spend Christmas with her family. Brockton Superior Court Judge Thomas Connors gave Christine McCallum the OK to visit her mother in Rhode Island today and tomorrow, according to Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruzs office.
  • Merry Christmas 2009

    12/25/2009 12:06:42 AM PST · by B-Chan · 4 replies · 467+ views
    The Bitpig Rant ^ | 2009.12.25 | Bitpig [B-Chan]
    Freue dich, freue dich, O Christenheit! Christkindchen komm in unser Haus, Leer deine schönen Sachen aus, Stell dein Eselchen auf den Mist, Daß es Heu und Hafer frißt. + + + Rejoice, rejoice, O Christendom! The Christ-Child to our house has come. Bring now forth thy treasures fine, Lift thine ass-colts from the mire That they on hay and oats may dine. + + + From all of us at Chez B-Chan to all of our friends here... + + + JOYEUX NOËL FRÖLICHE WEIHNACHTSENZEIT FELIZ NAVIDAD MERRY CHRISTMASキリストの誕生日、おめでとうございますKiristo no tanjoubi, omedetou gozaimasu...and a Happy New Year!
  • It's the most wonderful time of the year

    12/24/2009 6:29:46 AM PST · by mshoffner · 6 replies · 317+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 12/24/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    It's that time of year. Let us act like the American and German forces of WW1 and WW2. Let go of our differences and come together in reverence, for tomorrow is the day set aside to remember the birth of a child that was called the Prince of Peace.
  • Religion, Society

    12/23/2009 9:06:28 PM PST · by stolinsky · 2 replies · 284+ views ^ | 12-24-09 | stolinsky
    Christmas trees, decorations and carols are being banned from schools and businesses, leaving nothing but a commercial holiday.