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  • Obama: Trayvon Martin ‘could have been me 35 years ago’...(Here we go again!)

    07/19/2013 11:50:37 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 202 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 07/19/13 | Oliver Knox
    President Barack Obama, breaking his silence on the George Zimmerman acquittal, said Friday that many African-Americans believe that “both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different” if Trayvon Martin had been white. “You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,” Obama said somberly during a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room. “Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” In searingly personal terms, Obama described his personal experience with race-based prejudice. “There are very few African-American men in this country...
  • Obama Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary By Packaging Meals…

    09/10/2011 3:20:56 PM PDT · by opentalk · 130 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 10, 2011 | Weaselzipper
    <p>Supposed to commemorate this?</p>
  • Gingrich Will Star In Democrats' Anti-Ryan Medicare Attacks

    05/19/2011 10:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    By the time they're done with him, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will look like a leading Democratic spokesman as the party moves quickly to harness his attacks on Republican plans to change Medicare. According to party sources, they plan to use Gingrich's assault on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's plan in a bid to knock down every Republican who voted for it. "By calling Paul Ryan's budget 'radical' and 'right-wing social engineering,' Newt merely echoed criticisms millions of Americans across the political spectrum have voiced at house Republicans' budget for weeks now," says Ryan Rudominer, a Democratic consultant...
  • Gingrich reaction: Republicans livid, accuse former speaker of hypocrisy in attack on Ryan

    05/16/2011 6:58:24 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    Wshington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2011 | Byron York
    This morning Republicans are just beginning to assess the damage that former House Speaker and current presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has done to the GOP budget plan currently before Congress. On "Meet the Press" Sunday, Gingrich denounced House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan's plan to restructure Medicare, saying, "I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don't think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate."
  • President says bin Laden raid was ‘longest 40 minutes of my life’

    05/09/2011 11:16:46 AM PDT · by Justaham · 72 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 5-9-11 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Watching the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound unfold last week from the White House Situation room was interminable, the president revealed to CBS' "60 Minutes" in an interview that aired Sunday evening. "It was the longest 40 minutes of my life," Obama told correspondent Steve Kroft during a conversation taped days after bin Laden's death. A photo of the national security team viewing the action remotely has quickly become a touchstone of the May 1 event, but officials have revealed little about what was going on behind the scenes, citing security concerns. Obama described the mood as "very tense,"...
  • O'Donnell: Trump Is `obsessed With Me'

    01/08/2007 11:59:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,433+ views
    iwon News/AP ^ | January 8, 2007
    Rosie O'Donnell says Donald Trump is a man obsessed. "It's the way I look. He can't resist. I love when people say you're fat like you don't know," O'Donnell joked Monday on ABC's "The View.""... It's always the first comment of someone who disagrees with you if you happen to be on the plus side." Trump has been hurling insults at O'Donnell since she criticized his news conference with Miss USA Tara Conner last month. Trump announced that Conner would be allowed to keep her title, which had been in jeopardy because of underage drinking. "Boy, did I hit a...
  • My Church is in the Dark About Gays

    03/19/2006 8:24:11 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 24 replies · 748+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 19, 2006 | Beverly Beckham
    I am as Catholic as the moon is round. It's not visible, sometimes, the moon, my Catholicism, but it's there, pulling the tides, shaping the earth, pulling and shaping me. I knew who made me before I knew who I was. God made me. ''Why did God make you?" the catechism asked. ''God made me to show His goodness and to make me happy with Him in Heaven," the catechism taught me. I was a child who loved being a Catholic. I loved bowing my head at the name of Jesus, kneeling, lighting candles, inhaling incense, listening to Latin prayers...
  • Bleaking Noose! HELP! My Beeber won't hold a charge because the Zot button is sticking!

    02/03/2006 7:34:25 PM PST · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 79 replies · 1,392+ views
    Open | Whenever | Mrs. Hillary Clintonopolous-Gergen
    In this stuning moment of post-Alito SCOTUS shock and awe, I trust that all my decent FReeper Friends will give this humble and heartfelt post the level of respect it deserves. I thank you all in advance for any help in restoring the full functionality of my classified CIA/NSA beebing device in case I meet any trolls, Sheehans, Bidens or Shumers.
  • "I killed my pets to move in with my fiancé…"

    01/31/2006 1:21:51 PM PST · by grundle · 262 replies · 2,688+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 21, 2005 | Dr. Gail Saltz (advice columnist )
    Q: About a year ago, I made the heart-wrenching decision to leave a great job, house, friends and family to move to Hawaii with my fiancé. As part of this transition, I also chose to have my two beloved chow chow dogs put to sleep. I adored those dogs, but I justified their sacrifice to the greater good of a successful relationship. After six months, I am still tormented by memories of my dogs. The depths of anguish and loss make me think I got rid of them for purely selfish reasons, which is the kind of behavior I thought...
  • I am a conservative - Long (Double secret vanity)

    11/30/2005 7:11:55 AM PST · by rice08 · 128 replies · 1,557+ views
    Rice08
    I am a conservative, I think there is no more fitting place to post this than here at FR, the only caveat I will say is that this post has nothing to do with my handle (rice08)   To quote Charles foster Kane, I have a statement of principles on our country and the world as a whole, here is what I believe in no particular order:     -          Cut taxes whenever possible for any reasonable cause -          Limit government spending, privatize when possible… You want Medicare? Here is a voucher for blue cross/blue shield, go nuts -         ...
  • Guns Don't Kill People, Other People's Kids Do - Part 2

    11/21/2005 6:09:12 AM PST · by knowseverything · 1 replies · 479+ views
    11/21/05 | knowseverything
    If the communities we live are have become an unreliable disaster for our kids we must redouble are efforts as parents. As a matter of fact maybe this should have been part one, as the individual family’s values shape the nature of the community (we could argue chicken and egg theory here). Now this next concept is pretty dramatic and complex, so hold on to your coffee. Here it is....More people need to make raising their kids the most important priority in their lives. This is not a revolutionary idea, but seems terribly hard for many folks to put into...
  • Rehnquist is not retiring from the Supreme Court

    07/14/2005 6:01:06 PM PDT · by kcvl · 120 replies · 2,898+ views
    Per Fox News...
  • How To Fix Africa

    07/05/2005 10:16:20 AM PDT · by bd59903 · 34 replies · 1,601+ views
    Rush - Opinion | 7-5-05 | Brent
    Rush just a little while ago was talking about Africa and the effort to fix it. Talked about the live 8 concerts and how they got lobster and stake and got goodie bags with ipods etc. These kinds of things do nothing but help celebs feel better about them selves. There they are yelling at us to give money while they themselves are hording their money, why don't they give their money to Africa. Over the last 40 years the US has give over 500 billion dollars to Africa and what is there to show for that expenditure, nothing. Its...
  • VANITY: Tub-Girl Troll - All right mods, who was it?

    06/03/2005 5:50:49 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 832 replies · 17,539+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 3 JUN 2005 | rdb3
    Note: Forgive this vanity, but this must be done. Kudos to the mod on duty for zapping the Tub-girl Troll early. I stayed put to see if he would post again. And true to form, he/she/it did at the same time as it normally does, which is between 0730-0800 hours CDT on weekdays. This probably means that it is posting them from the job, likely from the eastern time zone. Now, who was it? All information should be put out in the open post haste. cyborg, mhking, Darksheare, and I are tired of being the specific targets on this sub-human...
  • BRAKING HARD! I am a member of DU

    05/09/2005 12:16:17 PM PDT · by nicho · 156 replies · 3,620+ views
    you guys suck!! haha. just kidding. This is my first post on FR. (I am trying to figure out where to post) I am a member of DU though. Oh my God!! those people are crazy!! they defend Castro, are only nominally Democrats because they are anti-Bush and Republicans and have no where else to run. and our generally fanatical lunatics. worst of all, they admire Dennis Kucinich!!!!! hahaha. I was called out there for criticizing Kucinich. Since I am from Ohio, I recall Kucinich was a terrible mayor of Cleveland. but they don't care, since Kucinich is anti-Bush and...
  • It's been a blast but it's time to say goodbye (GOPcap's opus)

    04/20/2005 9:22:15 AM PDT · by GOPcapitalist · 519 replies · 11,503+ views
    4/20/04 | me
    I'll keep this short and simple. After six years of membership on FR I've decided to resign from the forum today. I'll keep checking my freepmail for a few days and wind down my posts here, so if any of you wish to contact me please do so there and I will provide you with a means to do so. I hope to continue future posting activities elsewhere - perhaps a blog - but only time will tell. It's truly been a blast and left me with many fond memories, but all good things had to come to an end....
  • Roger Friedman at "Dull" Clinton Book Party

    06/22/2004 6:30:06 AM PDT · by ICX · 9 replies · 377+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/22/04 | Roger Friedman
    Book publication parties are not necessarily dreary affairs. Last year, Hillary Rodham Clinton had hers at the Four Seasons restaurant, and it was a home run. Years ago, the head of publicity at Crown was reknowned for tossing really inventive shindigs you never forgot. But President Bill Clinton's publisher, Knopf, is not known for its lively soirees. Last night was no exception. The publisher of such serious stuff as John Updike and Ann Tyler chose the lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as its venue. Why this spot is anyone's guess, but the lobby is essentially a concrete pit...
  • Bill Clinton Launches Book Tour for 'My Life' (Talks about Bush)

    06/03/2004 9:38:23 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 119 replies · 730+ views
    By Andrew SternCHICAGO (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) launched his book tour on Thursday, describing his soon-to-be published memoir as being tough on himself rather than on his enemies. Reuters Photo   "My Life" is scheduled to arrive in bookstores on June 22 with an expected price tag of $35 for its nearly 1,000 pages. "A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving," the two-term president told a booksellers convention. "I hope mine is interesting and self-serving. But I don't try to settle a lot of scores here. I don't spare myself...
  • Stern, O'Reilly and others are crossing the line from self-promotion to narcissism

    03/17/2004 9:12:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 241+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/16/04 | Reed Business Info./Variety.com
    Occasionally I write about myself in this space when knowing a little about my biases or background is helpful in understanding how I've reached a conclusion. But does anybody really want to hear all about how arduous the job is --- from a woman calling me a "prissy little queen" via email for daring to insult Clay Aiken, to network execs thinking I was overly harsh or unfair? Didn't think so. Yet that's exactly what's happening in the media world, as talk personalities such as Howard Stern and Bill O'Reilly increasingly segue from host to vein-opener, making their particular platforms...
  • Jackson Lee invites terrorist dictator to Texas (my title)

    12/16/2003 12:30:42 PM PST · by GOPcapitalist · 35 replies · 340+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Ron Nissimov
    Jackson Lee said she was so impressed with Syrian President Bashar Assad during her visit that she invited him to speak in Texas, even though his country is designated by the United States as a rogue state and a sponsor of terrorism. "I'm sure someone will write a headline, `Congresswoman invites a terrorist'," Jackson Lee said. "But that's not what I'm trying to do." She said Assad showed his willingness to negotiate by meeting despite President Bush's signing on Friday of the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, which could impose sanctions on Syria. "He's a 39-year-old...
  • Saddam capture doesn't change Jackson Lee's mind [SJL invites Syrian Pres. to speak in TX]

    12/15/2003 7:41:14 PM PST · by HennepinPrisoner · 34 replies · 244+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/15/2003 | RON NISSIMOV
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, said today that the capture of Saddam Hussein does nothing to change her opposition to the war in Iraq. "I believe we should have had a congressional vote before declaring war, and we should have allowed U.N. inspectors time to finish their work," Jackson Lee said during a news conference at Bush Intercontinental Airport. "As to WMDs (weapons of mass destruction), the fact they have not been found I believe shows I was right." One of the more outspoken congressional critics of the war in Iraq, Jackson Lee had returned to Houston from a...