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  • A Freeper goes to BronyCon.

    08/14/2015 6:18:38 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 216 replies
    8/14/2015 | CtBigPat
    So I got caught up in the My Little Pony craze (I'll just watch one episode, see what all these people are talking about..), joined the Boston Bronies meetup group and last weekend drove to Baltimare, MD(sorry, bad horse puns are required!) for BronyCon 2015, the largest MLP convention in the world. Allow me to share with you my observations.

    04/23/2015 3:35:00 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 63 replies
    Playboy ^ | APRIL 21, 2015 | Zaron Burnett III
    Bronies can be summed up in one sentence: they’re grown-ass men who love a little girl’s cartoon show about the adventures of a group of magical ponies. It’s Easter weekend, and I’m in an airport hotel in San Francisco attending the second annual Bay Area Brony Spectacular Convention, aka BABSCON. I have absolutely no idea what to expect. I just really want to see this scene for myself. I gotta know: What the hell have Bronies found in My Little Pony that the rest of us dudes missed?
  • The Federalist: My Little Pony to Children, Marxism is not Magic.

    04/12/2015 3:30:50 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4/8/2015 | Brandon Morse
    I feel it’s necessary to preface this article by stating that I am not a brony. I’ve met a couple, and I don’t exactly…get it. It’s like relishing the days when you had easy access to a playground butt-kicking. That said, after seeing the message the show carries, I might join them now. There’s an inherent cowardice within the mainstream media that stops writers from venturing anywhere into territory that contradicts leftist narratives. While there might be some bravery, any divergence into territory that might run contradictory to ideals the leftist cause célèbre puts forth ends with a flurry of...
  • My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic Season 5 debut thrashes collectivism and forced equality.

    04/06/2015 7:31:46 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 150 replies
    4-5-2015 | Self
    The purpose of this post is to introduce My Little Pony to Free Republic in a positive fashion, to counter much of the negativity that has been unfairly heaped on the show. I had been trying to decide the best episodes to put forward, when the producers dropped the Season 5 premiere in my lap. What could be better than a no-holds-barred trashing of liberalism and forced equality in a ponified Harrison Bergeron type town? Complaining about a lack of good, new, family oriented television? All new TV is trash? This is what you're looking for. There's a certain kind...
  • Teenage My Little Pony fan APOLOGIZES to internet trolls; threw himself under train (Truncated)

    12/18/2014 6:46:16 AM PST · by Crazieman · 142 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jay Narain
    A teenager who was bullied by online trolls posted a heartbreaking video on YouTube before killing himself, an inquest heard. Adam Smith, 19, who had learning difficulties, was bombarded with spiteful remarks and accused of plagiarism over a short story he put on a website. In response to the vicious bullying, he posted a video on YouTube entitled ‘I’m sorry’ where he apologised for any misunderstanding. But he was lambasted again by cruel users, who mocked him saying his speech problems were so bad it made them laugh. Days later he was seen crying as he walked to a railway...
  • My Little Pony, 50 Years Later

    04/08/2014 4:27:41 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 88 replies ^ | April 4, 2014
    When the Ford Mustang was introduced 50 years ago this month, it was first to break from the gate in a market class that would come to be known as pony cars. With a long hood and a short rear deck — proportions carried forward by the Chevrolet Camaro, Plymouth Barracuda and many others — the Mustang looked ready to bolt. And bolt it did, as 22,000 wowed Americans placed orders for the car on April 17, according to Ford, the official first day of sales. Naming the car for a horse proved to be a stroke of marketing genius....
  • My Little Pony - The Movie

    04/05/2014 4:33:13 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 15, 2014 | Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom·
    Movie for Saturday morning.
  • School Won’t Let Bullied Boy Bring ‘My Little Pony’ Bag to Class

    03/14/2014 10:40:04 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 95 replies
    WRIC Newsroom ^ | 03/12/2014 | WRIC Newsroom
    BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WRIC)—A North Carolina mother whose son has been bullied for bringing a “My Little Pony” bag to class says school officials now won’t let him bring the bag to school. Grayson Bruce is a big fan of “My Little Pony,” a cartoon that emphasizes to children that “friendship is magic.” But his interest has caused the 9-year-old to be bullied at school; his classmates say his favorite toy is for girls. “They’re taking it a little too far, with punching me, pushing me down, calling me horrible names, stuff that really shouldn’t happen,” Bruce told WLOS News13,...
  • Vance Air Force Base Airmen Wear 'My Little Pony' Patch

    08/03/2013 7:06:12 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 29 replies
    NewsOn6 ^ | 31 July 2013 | Richard Clark
    ENID, Oklahoma - A class of U.S. Air Force airmen learning how to fly at Vance Air Force Base near Enid is becoming an internet sensation, thanks to a patch. Every class of pilots in training at Vance Air Force Base picks its own patch. Class 14-05 picked one that's based on the cartoon "My Little Pony, Friendship Is Magic". The patch reads "My Little Pilot, Flying Is Magic". According to Air Force Times, My Little Pony has become popular with some members of the military, as well as other adults. These older fans are called "Bronies," short for "bro...
  • 'Brony' Convention Takes Off Like Magical Winged Pony

    08/02/2013 5:01:52 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | August 01, 2013 5:39 AM
    In the 1980s, My Little Pony was a toy line and TV franchise aimed at little girls. These days, an expanding group of grown men are fans of the pastel-colored ponies. They call themselves "bronies." This weekend, thousands are heading to Baltimore for BronyCon 2013 — a big jump from the 100 who attended the convention two years ago
  • The Air Force Has a Brony Squadron (My Little Pony)

    07/28/2013 7:59:31 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 20 replies ^ | July 24, 2013 | Matthew Gault
    Earlier this month, word hit the Internet that an Air Force unit training to fly America’s most advanced military aircraft are wearing a patch inspired by the television show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Now the Air Force has confirmed it: bronies are flying jets. “We train world-class pilots who will go on to defend our great nation,” 1st Lt. Tom Barger, a public affairs officer at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma, tells War is Boring. “Fostering camaraderie, morale and unity on a regular basis and through small means — like a tastefully humorous patch — enhances our ability to complete the...
  • Socks the Shetland Pony Loses Out in Paternity Battle

    06/16/2013 4:27:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Jun 2013 | Victoria Ward
    A moonwalking Shetland pony who became an internet sensation has lost a paternity battle after leaving his partner to seek out a new mate.Five-year-old Socks was put out to stud with three mares next to a loch but abandoned them after taking a shine to another filly called Kimberley on the other side of the water. After he swam out to meet her, Kimberley gave birth to a black colt called Scamp and hair samples were sent to a DNA laboratory to determine his paternity. But the results have confirmed that Socks, who shot to fame in a mobile phone...
  • Gen X moms fear new 'My Little Pony' feature film horses are too hot to trot

    06/14/2013 12:01:15 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 17 replies
    Unlike the ’80s-era My Little Ponies, these fillies are more ho than horse, some moms say. With tight shirts, tiny waists and exposed thighs, these ponies aren’t purebreds — and they’re not even horses, critics contend.
  • Dem warning: Obama could lose Wisconsin

    10/28/2012 7:43:50 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 28, 2012 | Alan Blinder
    “If the election was held today, President Barack Obama would lose the state of Wisconsin because where his base is, we have not turned out the vote early," Mayor Michael Hancock told a Democratic rally. "The suburbs and rural parts of Wisconsin – the Republican base – are voting. President Obama’s base has yet to go vote. "We've got to get our people to go vote," Hancock said. Early voting, which began in Wisconsin on Oct. 22, is a central component of Obama’s strategy to win the state. The president won Wisconsin four years ago by 14 percentage points, but...
  • Legislature Dodges Pension Reform, But Passes Bill On … Miniature Horses

    06/02/2012 9:43:01 AM PDT · by yoe · 6 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | June 1, 2012 | Staff
    Illinois lawmakers may have gotten stymied on the issue of pension reform, a multi-billion-dollar mess affecting every taxpayer in the state. But at least they managed to pass a bill involving miniature horses. You heard that right. Under a measure the House sent to Gov. Quinn Thursday night – the evening members were supposed to consider a cost-saving pension bill – people with disabilities could use miniature horses as service animals in public places, much like guide dogs are used. The vote was near-unanimous.{snip] An overhaul of future state pension benefits for retired public employees was the centerpiece of the...
  • My Little Pony Meets Birth Control: $700 Million for Horse Contraception

    07/20/2009 6:43:45 AM PDT · by PorkBarrelPolitics · 4 replies · 341+ views
    The DC Writeup ^ | July 17, 2009 | AJ Fluehr
    The US Government is about to spend $700 million on wild horse contraception and management. Yes, really. Powerline and HotAir have hit on this already, but it’s worth beating this dead horse a bit more. A bill being put forward by Rep. Raul Grijalva D-Ariz. and Rep. Nick Rahall D-W.Va. named the Restore Our American Mustangs Act has wasteful spending opponents’ jaws dropping, and given the ridiculous amount of wasteful spending we’ve seen this year, that’s no small accomplishment. ...This whole discussion reminds me of my little sister obsessing over horses for three years, usually culminating with a tearful Christmas...
  • Edwards Admits Affair

    08/08/2008 11:57:31 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 764 replies · 2,562+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08-08-08 | ABC News
    ABC Radio news just announced Sen. John Edwards will admit to the affair with Rielle Hunter in an interview with the network, but insists the child is not his. We return you to your regularly-scheduled FReeping.
  • Edwards has little effect on N.C. primary

    05/05/2008 3:24:33 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 12 replies · 135+ views
    UPI ^ | May 4, 2008
    Edwards, the former presidential candidate and North Carolina senator, has virtually no political clout in his home state, political observers say. The Politico reported Sunday that after serving one term in the U.S. Senate and running for president, Edwards has largely exited public life. "The guy is truly an exceptional story, but for someone who is so well-known nationally, he has very little standing in the party in this state," says John Davis, president of the North Carolina Forum for Research and Economic Education, a business-backed organization that conducts political research. "You simply do not hear his name associated with...
  • Carter Headlines With Edwards

    08/29/2007 1:17:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 452+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/29/7 | SHANNON McCAFFREY, Associated Press Writer
    Americus, Ga. (AP) -- Former President Carter welcomed Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards to Georgia on Wednesday, embracing the fellow Southerner as a kindred spirit on poverty and the environment. Carter and Edwards shared the stage at Carter's alma mater, Georgia Southwestern State University. Carter stopped short of endorsing the former senator from North Carolina but called him "a candidate whom I really admire." "I can say without equivocation that no one who is running for president has presented anywhere near as comprehensive and accurate a prediction of what our country ought to do in the field of environmental quality,...
  • The man behind the haircut

    08/16/2007 9:47:56 PM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies · 949+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/16/7 | Debra J. Saunders
    ELIZABETH EDWARDS complained to the Progressive magazine that anti-war critics such as Sen. Barack Obama are "behaving in a holier-than-thou" manner on Iraq. Too bad for Edwards that Obama opposed the war in Iraq in 2002, while her husband then-Sen. John Edwards - as well as Sens. Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Christopher Dodd - voted for the Iraq war resolution. Holier-than-thou anti-war Democrats. Isn't that phrase redundant? Elizabeth Edwards now is more than John Edwards' wife. She has become his Spiro Agnew. Remember Agnew, President Richard M. Nixon's first vice president and designated hatchet man, known famously for dismissing...
  • Edwards Moving Staff Out of Nevada

    08/15/2007 7:48:05 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 414+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/15/7 | NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is moving staff out of Nevada to focus on other early voting states, a reflection of the uncertainty about the prominence of the first Western contest. Two Edwards campaign officials said Wednesday that the Nevada staffers were being relocated to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. They would not disclose how many staffers were being moved, but characterized it as a handful. The Democratic National Committee gave Nevada a new early role in the presidential nominating process for next year, allowing it to schedule its caucus on Jan. 19, between Iowa and...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Elizabeth Edwards scheduled to speak at Gay Pride event

    06/22/2007 7:49:14 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 1,248+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/22/7 | Carla Marinucci
    Elizabeth Edwards' scheduled appearance Sunday at a major San Francisco Gay Pride event represents a first for a major presidential candidate or spouse -- one that activists said reflects the growing clout of gay and lesbians as voters and their continued move into the political mainstream. Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards, is scheduled to speak Sunday morning at the Alice B. Toklas Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Democratic Club breakfast at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Organizers say it marks the highest level of presidential campaigning at the annual Gay Pride Parade. "It certainly is...
  • S. Korea: Mounted Archers Training in a Mongol Plateau

    08/31/2006 11:40:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 86 replies · 1,565+ views ^ | 08/04/06
    Mounted Archers Training in a Mongol plateau Some S. Koreans dug up old military training manuals from 18th century and are trying to restore the art of ancient warriors.Here, they are practicing once-lost art of mounted archery. They went to Mongol steppe to do their summer training.It was done this August on Arkhangel Aimac, a plateau which is 1,000 km from its capital Ulan Bator and 1,700 m (5660 feet) above sea-level .The uniform they are wearing is from Chosun(1392~1910) era.A trainee practicing so-called 'Parthian Parting Shot'This is a favorite technique of Northen steppe warriors in the past. Koreans also used to use it....
  • RNC Response to John Edwards' Appearance on ABC's This Week

    05/21/2006 11:46:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 1,058+ views
    RNC Response to John Edwards' Appearance on ABC's This Week 5/21/2006 2:37:00 PM To: National Desk Contact: RNC Press Office, 202-863-8614 WASHINGTON, May 21 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following is RNC response to John Edwards' appearance on ABC's This Week: "John Edwards is faithfully carrying on the legacy of anger and vitriol exhibited by failed Democrat presidential candidates. His divisive and pessimistic rhetoric may appeal to the far-left, but it's also further proof that leaving Washington D.C. does not disconnect a Democrat from his party's agenda." -Tracey Schmitt, RNC Press Secretary ABC's George Stephanopoulos: "You've also said ... the president,...
  • "John Edwards Speaks Up" (Breck Girl Barf Alert)

    04/11/2005 6:26:59 AM PDT · by Lee'sGhost · 38 replies · 895+ views ^ | 4/11/05 | Greg Sargent
    John Edwards Speaks Up Don’t crown Hillary yet! Hillary Clinton may be all but declared the 2008 nominee here in New York, but don’t tell John Edwards that. “I think talking about a front-runner four years before an election is ridiculous,” he tells us. Edwards is coming to town this week to give a speech at the New School assailing Bush tax policies, and to visit his daughter, who works at Vanity Fair. Now at the University of North Carolina, his voting finger is clearly itchy. We ran through some talking points. The circus of legislative outrage surrounding Terri Schiavo?...
  • "Silky Pony" in action (John Edwards combs his hair over & over & over again)
  • It's the Hair Stupid! (Edwards primps like a diva!)

    10/18/2004 8:53:10 PM PDT · by fidelio · 14 replies · 1,489+ views
    Slate ^ | 18 Oct 04 | Slate
    John Edwards fixes his hair before an interview... It is really all I need to write... Take the link