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  • Shameless Vanity: My 20th Anniversary at FreeRepublic. Lucky Me!

    11/11/2018 3:55:04 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 79 replies
    chickensoup | 11.11.18 | chickensoup
    This is the 20th anniversary of my years at FreeRepublic. I joined on November 9, 1998. I found a home here and have enjoyed my almost daily visits. Some of the most fascinating people have passed through the FR portal and the beautiful format allowed for sustained conversation and deep education of this fledgling conservative. FR also has provided much support and guidance through the talents and knowledge and kindnesses of its members. Tied down with four children to support, homeschool, and raise, singlehandedly, I was never able to make any of the events and was sad not to attend...
  • DHS secretary says FEMA chief won't lose job

    09/21/2018 7:17:18 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 5 replies
    WSPA News Seven ^ | September 21, 2018 | Colleen Long
    President Donald Trump shakes hands with FEMA Administrator Brock Long as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen watches after visiting areas in North Carolina and South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William “Brock” Long had been under investigation by the Homeland Security Department’s watchdog over possibly misusing government vehicles to travel to his home in Hickory, North Carolina. Word leaked of...
  • Chris Long on the new NFL anthem rules: ‘This is not patriotism’

    05/24/2018 3:32:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 24, 2018 | Mark Dunphy
    On Monday, the NFL announced a new national anthem policy that allows players to stay in the locker room but leaves open the possibility of fines for players who choose not to stand during the anthem. Former Patriots defensive end Chris Long said the new rules reflect the owners’ fear of their bottom line, as well as President Donald Trump, not concerns about patriotism. “Don’t get it confused,” Long wrote on Twitter. “These owners don’t love America more than the players demonstrating and taking real action to improve it.”
  • The Long Way Round: The Plane that Accidentally Circumnavigated the World

    05/11/2018 5:53:26 PM PDT · by Flick Lives · 27 replies
    Medium ^ | 04/02/2018 | John Bull
    Just as the flying boat seemed about to hit the gorges he gave one final, desperate, heave on the yoke and she finally broke a few inches free from the water. The California Clipper flew forward over the rim of the gorge. Without the benefit of the ground effect that had allowed her to break free of the surface, she immediately plunged down into the rocky defile below, curving out just above the water once again. The plane was now racing along just a few feet above the water through the narrow rock walls of the Congo valley. With her...
  • How a push to cut costs and boost profits at surgery centers led to a trail of death.

    03/02/2018 8:37:17 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 11 replies
    USA Today ^ | 3/2/2018 | Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News
    <p>The surgery went fine. Her doctors left for the day. Four hours later, Paulina Tam started gasping for air.</p> <p>Internal bleeding was cutting off her windpipe, a well-known complication of the spine surgery she had undergone.</p> <p>But a Medicare inspection report describing the event says that nobody who remained on duty that evening at the Northern California surgery center knew what to do. In desperation, a nurse did something that would not happen in a hospital.</p>
  • Chris Long says he won’t visit Trump’s White House if Eagles win Super Bowl

    01/29/2018 5:03:47 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 68 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2018 | Jay LeBlanc
    Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long said he won’t visit President Trump’s White House if his team defeats the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII on Sunday. “No, I’m not going to the White House,” Long said in an interview on Barstool Sports’ podcast Pardon My Take. “Are you kidding me?” Long, who was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams and is playing in his 10th NFL season, played for the Patriots last season. He was one of several players who skipped the team’s White House visit after New England defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI....
  • (reprise for today) YouTube DFU SONG PARODY: MUSLIMS IN LONDON (performed by bluecollarman)

    03/22/2017 11:10:00 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 2017 - updated from earlier version | DFU
    Song performed by FReeper bluecollarman --- MUSLIMS IN LONDON
  • [Vanity] How can I post an article if the title is too long to fit?

    10/24/2016 1:34:20 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 11 replies
    Self | 10/24/16 | Paul R.
    I tried to post an article about the death of Tyson Gay's daughter, and it was apparently pulled because the title of the post was only a portion of the original. Trouble is, the original title was too long to fit (way over 100 characters). What the heck? Can it only be posted as a vanity that will be largely ignored? Mods or others PLEASE advise!
  • Deceased Baton Rouge suspect identified as a ‘black male named Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City

    07/17/2016 2:50:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 122 replies
    twitchy ^ | July 17, 2016
    Some updates on the awful killing of 3 police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The deceased suspect has been identified as Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri:
  • Donald J. Trump to Hold Large Rally in Long Island

    Donald J. Trump will pad over his loss in Wisconsin with a large rally in Long Island on Wednesday night, where some 18,000 people have requested tickets and where he will be standing with a number of supporters, organizers said. ”
  • Hillary Clinton’s curious relationship with major Swiss bank draws attention

    07/30/2015 9:51:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The State Department (which Hillary Clinton used to run and where she still holds significant influence) has been very clear about one thing. There is no relationship between donations to the Clinton Foundation and actions taken by the Secretary of State during her tenure there. Period. Full stop. End of discussion. Perish the thought. You’re all just a bunch of Clinton haters who are trying to stop the ongoing charity work of these wonderful people. And yet for some strange reason we keep seeing stories like this. Hillary hadn’t even finished unpacking her things in her new office at...
  • Jimmy Cagney and Broderick Crawford as Huey Long. Who will play President Trump?

    12/07/2015 7:37:59 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 31 replies
    Freep | 12/7/2015 | Charles O'Connell
  • Need to FREEP Gov Pence 1-317-232-4567 & House Speaker Bosma 1-800-382-9467 fight the smear campaign

    03/31/2015 10:27:15 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 10 replies
    Indiana General Assembly ^ | March 31, 2015 | Steelers6
    Governor Pence needs to stand up for 1st Amendment, more important than money and definitely don't allow smear merchants to get what they want
  • Chris Long didn't appreciate ESPN's Michael Sam shower segment

    08/26/2014 9:22:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 26, 2014 | Will Brinson
    Tuesday's SportsCenter featured an awkward break down of Michael Sam -- Rams defensive lineman and the first openly-gay player in the NFL -- and his shower habits. While Josina Anderson reported Kendall Langford said Sam is "one of the guys and seems to be taking a rookie approach in terms of listening and learning at his own pace" she also reported one unnamed Rams defensive player's position on Sam's showering with teammates. "Another defensive player told me Sam is 'respecting our space' and from his perspective he seems to think Michael Sam is kind of waiting to take a shower...
  • Showdown over immigration: 'This is an invasion'

    07/03/2014 7:40:41 PM PDT · by blueplum · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2014 | Ed Payne, Michael Martinez and Holly Yan
    (CNN) -- The national controversy over a surge of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the U.S. border established a new battleground this week in a small Southern California town, where angry crowds stopped detained migrants from entering their community. The sentiment carried over to a raucous Wednesday night meeting at a Murrieta high school auditorium. Border Patrol and immigration officials got an earful. "This is an invasion," attendee Heidi Klute said before a full house. :snip: Local politicians appear to be in lockstep with their constituents. "It's a nationwide problem, and little ol' Murrieta has taken the lead," said Mayor...
  • Australia liberated from their long national green nightmare

    09/08/2013 12:04:21 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Watts Going On ^ | 9/8/13 | Anthony Watts
    Today is a great day not only in Australian history, but also in world history. It marks the day when people of character and sensibility pushed back against an overwrought and pointless green agenda, and pushed back in a big way. They’ve had enough, and they’ve scraped the Krudd off their shoes and are moving forward. Tony Abbot has won the Australian election in a landslide, and vows to abolish the carbon tax as a first order of business. Abbott has declared Australia is “once more open for business” in claiming victory in Saturday’s election. It is a huge blow...
  • Wendy Long wins GOP Senate primary but Turner is Staten Island's choice

    06/28/2012 12:20:53 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | June 27, 2012 | Tom Wrobleski
    East Shore Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, right, joins Wendy Long at last night's victory party in Manhattan. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Attorney Wendy Long rolled to victory in the state Republican U.S. Senate primary last night, and will face U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in the Nov. 6 general election. But Rep. Bob Turner looked to be the winner on Staten Island. With 96 percent of the statewide vote counted, according to The Associated Press, Ms. Long had 69,168 votes, good for 51 percent. Turner had 48,429 votes, or 36 percent, while Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos had 18,307 votes,...
  • Wendy’s No Long-Shot (NY's US Senator Gillibrand slayer? Gilli "tied for No. 1 Most Liberal.")

    05/04/2012 6:16:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 3, 2012 | Interview of Wendy Long by Kathryn Jean Lopez
    The Left has accused Republicans of a “war on women,” but New York Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand could wind up running against a woman in the fall. The contest for who will face Democrat Gillibrand is on, and Wendy Long discusses what a Senator Long would look like with Kathryn Jean Lopez. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: What do you have against Senator Gillibrand?WENDY LONG:  National Journal recently came out with its annual congressional rankings — the gold standard in political measuring sticks. Kirsten Gillibrand was tied for No. 1 Most Liberal Member of the United States Senate. She’s metamorphosed from...
  • Who's watching the pipelines in Long Beach?

    09/19/2010 7:34:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Press-Telegram, Long Beach, ^ | 9/19/10 | Kristopher Hanson*
    LONG BEACH -- Home to the nation's largest port complex and near almost half of California's 21 oil refineries, Long Beach is a community crisscrossed with hidden, aging pipelines pumping hazardous and flammable materials in every direction, around the clock, 365 days a year. Buried beneath major thoroughfares and snaking under homes, schools and businesses, hundreds of miles of pipe transport petroleum, natural gas, chemicals and other materials to distribution centers and customers who rely on the fuels.
  • AP Bias on Full Display: Reporter Omits Democrat Link to Scandal, Highlights GOP Affiliation

    06/14/2010 8:28:53 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 752+ views
    On Monday (June 14), Associated Press reporter Colleen Long wrote two articles about two different criminal cases in New York State, both involving political operatives accused of breaking the law. The first was about "Hank Morris... adviser to former state comptroller Alan Hevesi, [who] has been accused of taking kickbacks and other payments...." The second was about John Haggerty, who is accused of duping New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg into giving him money for campaign expenses and then using the money for personal expenses instead. The story about Morris never mentioned that he was a Democrat political consultant, or...