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  • Englewood fire chief wants to stop doing business w/ companies in states with stand-your-ground laws

    07/18/2013 12:55:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Herald-News ^ | July 17, 2013 | Rebecca Baker
    Englewood Fire Chief, Gerald Marion says he's, 'fed up' with seemingly endless stories of blacks being killed by whites with little or no repercussions.Gerald Marion has spent his career fighting fires, not racial injustice. The lifelong Englewood resident rose through the ranks and became the city’s second black fire chief, earning a reputation as a calm, steadfast advocate for his department who stayed out of the political fray. But Marion reached a breaking point on Saturday, when a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, during a con­fron­ta­tion in a gated...
  • Senate GOP feels jilted after being wined and dined by Obama

    05/28/2013 5:59:54 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/28/13 05:00 AM ET | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans who shared laughs with President Obama over dinner at the Jefferson Hotel in March are grumbling there has since been little follow-through from him on deficit talks. They say the White House has not set up a process for negotiating controversial reforms to Social Security, healthcare programs and the tax code, and that absence of basic organization has stalled negotiations. "We've made no progress. None," said a GOP senator who had dinner with President Obama earlier this year. "There's no process in place. Right now we just have 20 Republican senators meeting and talking to themselves." . ....
  • Michael Savage: 'I blame the Aurora massacre on Hollywood – and the NRA'

    07/25/2012 7:44:16 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 53 replies
    Michael Savage ^ | July 25, 2012 | Michael Savage
    Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. 'I blame the Aurora massacre on Hollywood – and the NRA' Welcome to The Michael Savage Newsletter, your daily insider report on all things "Savage." In this issue: Savage proved once again this week that he's an independent thinker who is impossible to categorize as "left" or "right." Picking up on his previous condemnation of violent Hollywood movies, Savage – himself a gun owner – argued that the National Rifle Association must also share some of the blame for the mass shooting that shocked the world last week. Contrasting Obama's...
  • John McCain's daughter in foul-mouthed Twitter rant

    04/22/2009 11:04:12 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 2,072+ views
    The Telegraph, London, UK ^ | 2009-04-22 | Tom Leonard
    The eldest child of John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate during last year's US election, has launched a foul-mouthed and extended defence of herself on the "microblogging" service Twitter after she was accused of having accomplished nothing in her life. Meghan McCain, 24, used her Twitter account, which limits users to messages of no more than 140 characters, to send out a long string of "tweets" in which she listed her achievements. The curriculum vitae apparently includes teaching children at church, delivering flowers to hospital patients, and writing a best-selling children's book about her father's life.
  • McCain will win ALL 50 STATES! Obama will lose. (Vanity)

    10/25/2008 5:19:18 AM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 168 replies · 4,024+ views
    Vanity ^ | 10/25/2008 | fuzzybutt
    For all the posturing, lies, money, fake polls & Obama worship going on I am now making this prediction for Nov. 4th...McCain/Palin are going to win all 50 states! This is going to be the biggest blowout in Presidential history. That's my prediction and its being posted here not only so we have proof of it, but also to give hope to those of you that may be less than optimistic about our chances of winning at all. I can offer no direct proof of my statement, only that it is my belief based on observation. All one need do...
  • Moron Alert:Lohan gets political on blog, sounds off on Palin

    09/02/2008 7:17:21 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 44 replies · 363+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | September 2, 2008 | Associated Press
    Lohan gets political on blog, sounds off on Palin Tue Sep 2, 5:44 PM ET NEW YORK - Lindsay Lohan is getting political. The 22-year-old actress took to her MySpace blog Tuesday to post her thoughts on Republican John McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and the revelation that Palin's unmarried 17-year-old daughter is pregnant. "I've been watching the news all morning, like everyone else — and (I) keep hearing about the issues related to `teen pregnancy.' ... Well, I think the real problem comes from the fact that we are taking the focus off of getting to know...
  • Does Being a Jerk Work? (Left still insane with rage over McCain's pounding of Obama)

    08/18/2008 12:02:13 PM PDT · by pabianice · 56 replies · 134+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 8/18/08 | Tomasky
    John McCain is a liar and flip-flopper and panderer and bully and whiner. And it seems to be workingWhen people start running to be president, we learn new things about them. The amount and intensity of exposure – the fact that suddenly we are subjected to their thinking on every conceivable issue and non-issue – makes this inevitable. As a result of this our opinions change. We either like them more or less than at the beginning, but rarely in just the same measure. I've been surprised at how much less I like John McCain than I did a year...
  • 10 Things to Scratch From Your Worry List

    07/29/2008 2:51:24 PM PDT · by Popman · 31 replies · 175+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 29, 2008 | JOHN TIERNEY
    For most of the year, it is the duty of the press to scour the known universe looking for ways to ruin your day. The more fear, guilt or angst a news story induces, the better. But with August upon us, perhaps you’re in the mood for a break, so I’ve rounded up a list of 10 things not to worry about on your vacation.1. Killer hot dogs2. Your car’s planet-destroying A/C3. Forbidden fruits from afar4. Carcinogenic cellphones5. Evil plastic bags6. Toxic plastic bottles7. Deadly sharks8. The Arctic’s missing ice9. The universe’s missing mass10. Unmarked wormholes
  • Declaration of war against Ron Paul

    09/07/2007 8:18:27 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 338 replies · 5,052+ views
    april15bendovr
    Ron Paul refuses to declare war against Al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq.We have made it clear here at Free Republic that there is irrefutable documentation showing Saddam's WMD program and links to Al Qaeda under this section on the websitePreWarDocs Ron Paul continues to appease our enemy. I am officially posting a declaration of war against Ron RuPaul here at Free Republic on behalf of patriotic Americans who support our troops mission in Iraq.
  • Al Gore: Earth Is In 'Full-Scale Planetary Emergency'

    10/26/2006 10:27:49 AM PDT · by roaddog727 · 117 replies · 2,150+ views
    Space.com ^ | 26 Oct 06 | Leonard David
    LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has called for better use of the “space resource” to battle Earth’s climate crisis, enlisting entrepreneurial muscle to help solve global issues that threaten the planet’s habitability. Gore said he has long been a fan of faster, cheaper, better approaches that allow the private sector to exploit the space resource “in a responsible and creative, and cost-efficient way.” As an example, Gore spotlighted the competitive and dynamic forces unleashed by the entrepreneurial growth of the Internet. “We ought to learn that lesson and apply it to space,” Gore said....
  • Sean Penn: Bush Is "Beelzebub"

    09/12/2006 4:10:02 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 76 replies · 1,587+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006
    Sean Penn is at it again, shooting off his mouth at a news conference for the Toronto International Film Festival and calling President Bush "Beelzebub." Penn used the biblical term for a prince of devils while promoting the remake of the political drama "All the King's Men" on Sunday. "One could make the argument that George Bush is a good politician," Penn said at one point. Then he added: "I think the issue is how you define politician. Once upon a time, politics was the organization of things to benefit the people." Penn said the definition has changed – much...
  • Pelosi: ‘Bush Economy Continues in Wrong Direction for Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck’

    06/02/2006 9:47:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies · 1,355+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 02, 2006 CONTACT: Brendan Daly/Jennifer Crider 202-226-7616 Pelosi: ‘Bush Economy Continues in Wrong Direction for Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck’ Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in response to the disappointing jobs report that showed only 75,000 new jobs created in May, the smallest number since October, while real wages have remained stagnant over the last three years. Below is Pelosi’s statement and a chart showing how Republicans have turned their backs on the middle class: "Today's report confirms that the Bush economy continues to go in the wrong...
  • Needed: A strategy for an exit from Iraq [barf alert + response]

    11/16/2005 9:02:56 AM PST · by FreeKeys · 38 replies · 832+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2005 | Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.)
    Yesterday’s overwhelming Senate vote to require detailed reporting to Congress on Iraq and make clear that the United States will not stay longer “than required” puts Iraq back on Congress’s agenda. There is now a strong bipartisan consensus that we need an exit strategy. But yet to emerge is the content of that strategy. We have two overriding objectives in Iraq: to facilitate a viable power-sharing agreement among Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds and to turn over responsibility for security to the Iraqis on a steady basis. Any exit strategy must address both issues in order to leave post-Saddam Iraq in...
  • VANITY: How often do you use the "Report Abuse" button?

    04/27/2005 11:27:13 AM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 139 replies · 1,749+ views
    vanity ^ | 04.27.05 | wallcrawlr
    I used it twice today...why do I feel like a "snitch"? Most times I use it, like today, its for language. Am I wasting the Mods time or what? I never expect a response from the Mod or expect what I report on to be acted upon...I use it simply as a, "Hey I saw this and maybe you should know about it" kinda tool.
  • Andy Rooney Takes Stand at Fraud Trial (judge buries her head in her hands)

    04/11/2005 3:28:31 PM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 632+ views
    AP via ev1.net ^ | 4-11-2005 | no byline
    Leading a parade of celebrity witnesses who claimed they were stiffed by a speakers bureau, Andy Rooney began his testimony Monday by questioning the wording of the oath to tell the truth. The CBS newsman later got a lecture from the judge for trying to interrogate a lawyer while on the witness stand. "No, no, no, Mr. Rooney," said federal Judge Colleen McMahon, her head in her hands. "The first rule is the witness never gets to ask any questions ... even if he's a journalist." Rooney was the first witness in the fraud trial of Alan Walker, 67, who...
  • SURFER TORN IN TWO BY GREAT WHITE UPDATE: A Hunt has been authorized.

    12/17/2004 8:25:22 PM PST · by Mongeaux · 151 replies · 2,935+ views
    The Mirror ^ | Dec 17 2004
    TWO Great White sharks ripped a schoolboy surfer in two off a packed beach yesterday. Nick Peterson, 18, was being towed on his surfboard behind his grandmother's dinghy when a shark began attacking the boat. His three friends in the boat, all aged 16, tried to beat the shark away with paddles but Nick fell in. Seconds later the 16ft shark dragged him around the boat by an arm, then under it, before tearing him in half. A second shark then joined in the frenzy.
  • West Virginia conservatives forming third party

    11/15/2004 12:13:23 PM PST · by Willie Green · 165 replies · 4,192+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 15, 2004 | VICKI SMITH -- Associated Press Writer
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A third political party forming in West Virginia is only in its infancy but offers "the truly conservative person" a voice and a choice, its organizers said Monday. The Constitution Party advocates a smaller, less intrusive federal government that operates within the strict framework of the U.S. Constitution and "its foundation in Biblical law." "I guess we're what you would call the ultraconservatives," said Secretary Brenda Donnellan, a Lewis County resident. The Constitution Party, which plans to petition for ballot access in the coming year, supports the death penalty and a patient's right to sue doctors...
  • ZOT! Leave America!?

    11/10/2004 9:25:20 PM PST · by Onthewrongside · 101 replies · 1,231+ views
    NA ^ | 11-10-2004 | Randall
    I hate George Bush and want to move abroad! The only problem is that I do not have the resources to do so since I am poor and the government won't pay for it! What should I do? Would you all be interested in taking up a collection to boot my ass out of the country?
  • John Kerry: "Wake Up America, Wake Up..."

    10/29/2004 12:51:16 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 100 replies · 2,249+ views
    Bush-Cheney '04 Blog ^ | October 29, 2004
    Today, John Kerry departed from his prepared remarks in Orlando, Florida to unleash a cry that can be summed up in one word: Desperation. "Wake up America, wake up. ... You have a choice," he said. Telling America to 'wake up' is not a message for the future, it is the cry of a flailing candidate who has no momentum and is reaching the end of the line.
  • Terrorism = Illegal Gambling? (Who Else but Kerry)

    10/10/2004 1:44:44 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 80 replies · 2,260+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 10, 2004 | Matt Bai
    In an interview with Matt Bai published in today’s New York Times Magazine, Kerry made a very, very, very significant statement about how he would fight the war on terror. Kerry compared the war on terrorism with eradicating prostitution or illegal gambling. ''We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance,'' Kerry said. ''As a former law-enforcement person, I know we're never going to end prostitution. We're never going to end illegal gambling. But we're going to reduce it, organized crime, to a level where it...
  • CLINTON DISAPPOINTMENT: LEFT OFF FUNERAL SPEAKERS LIST (Updated)

    06/08/2004 8:54:12 AM PDT · by lainie · 1,244 replies · 2,987+ views
    Drudge Report | 6/8/04
    <p>Controversy develops over Reagan funeral speakers...</p> <p>'President Clinton really held out all hope the funeral would be a nonpartisan event, like Nixon's was,' a top Clinton source said on Tuesday morning. 'He's angry and disappointed neither he nor President Carter have been asked to speak, as of yet'...</p>
  • Bush built presidency on foundation of lies

    04/21/2004 12:51:11 PM PDT · by rface · 66 replies · 190+ views
    Columbia, Missouri Daily Tribune ^ | Published Wednesday, April 21, 2004 | Richard Osbaldiston
    Editor, the Tribune: I saw a "George Bush for President" advertisement on television that encapsulates my concern about this man. This advertisement asserted that John Kerry’s voting record proves he is trouble for the economy. To prove this point, the advertisement then lists the number of times Kerry voted for tax increases. This is a non sequitur, a conclusion that does not follow from the evidence. Tax increases are not related to the health of the economy. If they were, Bush’s tax cuts would not have left us with the highest unemployment rate in years and with a massive deficit...
  • School Lockdown Blamed on Rubber Band Gun

    04/16/2004 1:42:24 PM PDT · by unixfox · 44 replies · 479+ views
    U.P.I. | 04-16-2004
    School lockdown blamed on toy gun MIAMI, April 16 (UPI) -- A lockdown at a Miami middle school Thursday has been blamed on a student with a toy rubber band gun who was spotted walking into the building. The 15-year-old boy was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds and disruptions of school functions, the Miami Herald reported Friday. Neighbors had called police after they had seen the boy wave the toy around, and stuff it under his coat. "From a distance, it can be confused with a rifle or sawed-off shotgun," said Mayco Villafana, a school district...
  • STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE - Kerry Actually Spoke Against It Before He Announced He Was For It

    03/30/2004 7:49:53 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 21 replies · 229+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | March 30, 2004 | RNC Research
    Tuesday, March 30, 2004   STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE Kerry Actually Spoke Against It Before He Announced He Was For It _____________________________________________________KERRY FOUR YEARS AGO SAID SPR WOULDN’T AFFECT GAS PRICES In February 2000, Kerry Said Release Of Oil From Strategic Petroleum Reserve Would Not Be “Relevant.” “Without being specific, Kerry, a key member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, suggested the US could retaliate economically in other trade areas. He also said he does not want a release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. A release ‘is not relevant. It would take months for the oil to get...
  • Surprise! There was no war

    08/16/2003 3:56:59 AM PDT · by metesky · 124 replies · 380+ views
    The Bangor Daily Snooze ^ | 8/15/03 | Melvin Burke
    Last updated: Friday, August 15, 2003Surprise! There was no war Did you ever get the sinking feeling that we have all recently been the victims of a gigantic hoax? With all the television coverage, all the “embedded” journalists, did you ever see on TV or elsewhere the U.S. armed forces engage a significant sized Iraqi army unit, the famed Republican Guard, for example, in the so-called war? Did you ever see evidence of a major or minor military battle in Iraq during the “war”; tanks arrayed against tanks, armored columns of Iraqi army troops fighting against the U.S. Marines or...
  • Human shields' head for Iraq

    01/02/2003 2:24:53 PM PST · by Tomalak · 44 replies · 212+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 2 January 2003 | Paul Harris
    'Human shields' head for Iraq Paul HarrisSunday December 29, 2002The Observer A convoy of anti-war activists, likely to include dozens of British volunteers, will leave London next month to act as human shields protecting strategic sites in Iraq. The convoy to Baghdad is being organised by former US marine Kenneth Nichols, who served in the first Gulf war and won a combat medal but has now become a vociferous opponent of another Gulf conflict. British protesters are also heading for the country in advance of any Anglo-American bombing. Nichols, 33, aims to gather scores of volunteers together in London and...
  • Tim Blair: The awful truth? It's a crock (Bowling for Columbine)

    12/29/2002 5:19:30 PM PST · by beckett · 24 replies · 2,304+ views
    The Australian ^ | Dec 30, 2002 | Tim Blair
    Tim Blair: The awful truth? It's a crockDecember 30, 2002CHILDREN'S television is quite an art. It's not just a matter of throwing together simple tunes, basic storylines and bright colours. Successful children's TV also requires the presence of a large, formless creature, an entity usually combining equal elements of human and bovine. The cow-beast is crucial. So it is with Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore's Cannes-winning documentary on the wrongs of guns, capitalism, and America, now screening in Australia. The simple tunes and basic storylines are in place. Moore himself plays the Dorothy the Dinosaur role, clumsily loping about in...
  • Zot

    12/13/2002 6:30:56 AM PST · by Dreaming of FreeRepublic Xmas · 43 replies · 306+ views
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  • Since I haven't contributed

    09/11/2002 10:35:40 AM PDT · by 2timothy3.16 · 627 replies · 3,315+ views
    9-11-2002 | self
    Since I am approaching my one year anniversary of being a "freeper" and since I have never contributed a dime to FR, jim or the republican party, I am going to beat the powers to be at FR and voluntarily leave, rather than have them come up with one of the cock and bull stories to ban me. Been fun,Bye