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  • The Most Divisive Campaign in American History

    08/12/2012 4:26:22 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 27 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Saturday, August 11, 2012 Saturday, August 11, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 1980, when President Reagan asked Americans, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago", it was still possible to campaign on a theme as simple as the job performance of the other guy. But now, 32 years later, the campaign hinges on a much more fundamental split among the voting population. Romney appeals to voters who are dissatisfied with the last four years. Obama appeals to voters who are dissatisfied with America. This basic gap was obscured in the 2008 campaign by the window trappings of inspiration. Among all the plastic pillars and stolen quotes from...
  • The Healthcare Myths We Must Confront

    06/29/2012 7:28:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    The American ^ | June 29, 2012 | Cliff Asness
    As debate about whether ObamaCare is a good idea continues, rejecting four major misconceptions about healthcare is crucial to any chance of our eventually emerging with a better system. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ObamaCare decision, we must refocus. The Court’s decision was never about whether ObamaCare was a good idea, only about whether it was constitutional. The Court found a convoluted way to uphold the law.That’s done, but the debate on whether ObamaCare’s provisions are good ideas will continue. To date, this debate has been unable to shake off a lot of mythology—things believed about healthcare and...
  • Gov. Chris Christie commutes sentence of man convicted of having guns in N.J. illegally

    12/20/2010 4:26:06 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 117 replies · 3+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 12/20/2010 | Ginger Gibson
    Brian Aitken, who was convicted of illegally possessing two handguns that he had legally purchased in Colorado, will be spending Christmas out of prison. Gov. Chris Christie commuted Aitken's sentence, from seven years to time served, according to an order the governor signed today. Aitken had appealed to Christie for commutation after being sentenced in August. According to the commutation order, Aitken will be released as "soon administratively possible." In 2009, Aitken was arrested for possessing two handguns and ammunition -- the guns were unloaded -- after state police found them in the trunk of his car. Aitken was visiting...
  • Ramirez on Democrats ObamaCare death wish

    03/13/2010 3:17:18 PM PST · by AlanD · 28 replies · 1,435+ views
    No one can accuse two-time Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez of holding back or of Investors Business Daily of a lack of courage in publishing him. His latest take on the Democrats headlong rush to electoral oblivion in the midterms, and perhaps beyond, is dead-on accurate. Backbenchers are being asked to blow up their political careers in order to save President Obamas term in office. But expect people to strongly object to the imagery and the declaration Ramirez uses. Provocative? Absolutely. But this isnt insinuating that Obama is a secret Muslim or that Democrats are terrorists. It...
  • THE NEW FACE OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY: ALAN GRAYSON

    10/28/2009 9:36:01 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 5 replies · 481+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 28, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    While the deaths in Afghanistan multiply, unemployment explodes, record deficits skyrocket, and in-between his busy schedule of golf, "men only" basketball games and Lincoln Bedroom timeshare rentals, the president managed to prioritize his time to attend a fundraiser for the esteemed Democrat Alan Grayson. It's a good thing that the president can fit such important events into his busy schedule. It's not like he has anything better to do.
  • CNN: Conservative Governors Reject Obama Stimulus

    02/20/2009 3:25:09 PM PST · by lewisglad · 165 replies · 9,372+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/20/09 | Wolf Blitzer
    developing story: 6-8 governors will reject federal porkulus monies
  • Ripsaw MS1 UGV: Ultimate Armed/Weaponized Tracked Tactical Robot?

    12/03/2008 5:03:31 PM PST · by Red_Devil 232 · 11 replies · 1,312+ views
    Defense-Review.com ^ | August 14, 2008 | David Crane
    Billed as "the world's fastest tracked vehicle", the Ripsaw MS1 is essentially an unmanned, militarized hotrod on tracks thats able to hit 50mph in about 4 seconds. The original Ripsaw UGV (non-militarized) prototype could hit 50mph in about 3.5 seconds, since it was lighter, but it wasnt as strong/rugged. The original speed goal for Ripsaw was approx. 80mph, but the Howe brothers have discovered that driving UGVs remotely can get scary and precarious at speeds above 50mph. Snip The Ripsaw MS1 tactical UGV utilizes a powerful oversized and customized 650-horsepower Duramax 6.6L V8 diesel engine that delivers 900 ft./lbs of...
  • Manson follower Susan Atkins DENIED compassionate release today

    07/15/2008 7:47:16 PM PDT · by Lizavetta · 262 replies · 631+ views
    Just saw it on AP. She's been hospitalized since March, has only one leg, has terminal cancer and a few months to live, and was denied a "get out of jail" card by the California Board of Prison Terms. Thank you, Board of Prison Terms commissioners. You did the right thing.
  • America Supports You: Group Seeks Outstanding Military Fathers

    12/06/2007 4:57:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 47+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2007 The National Fatherhood Initiative is looking for a few good military fathers for the 2008 NFI Lockheed Martin Military Fatherhood Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize the outstanding efforts of military fathers to stay engaged with their families while meeting the military missions, even through deployments, said Jim Knotts, Lockheed Martin Corp.s director of corporate citizenship. (It) helps bring attention to those sacrifices and celebrates the efforts above and beyond the call of duty to balance military duty with family obligations. Though the award is given to the father, he added...
  • Servicemembers Receive 'Outstanding Americans by Choice' Award

    09/25/2007 5:54:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 98+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2007 Four airmen, a soldier and a member of the Coast Guard received the Outstanding American by Choice award from the chief of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services during a ceremony here yesterday. The recipients of the of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Outstanding American by Choice award stand with the offices director, Dr. Emilio T. Gonzalez, center. From left to right Air Force Capt. Rasul Alsalih, Army Warrant Officer Abida Sultana Shoyeb, Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mitzie A. Robinson, Gonzalez, Air Force Maj. Manuel Dominguez, Air Force Capt. Van T. Thai...
  • America Supports You: Gala Honors Outstanding Leadership

    09/14/2007 4:50:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 95+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2007 Paralyzed Veterans of America held its annual Americana Gala at the National Building Museum here last night. In keeping with the evenings theme of Building a Better Tomorrow, the event paid tribute to visionary individuals and corporate leaders who have championed improved quality of life for veterans and people with disabilities. These improvements include working toward an accessible, barrier-free America and ensuring better access to job-seeking tools and employment opportunities. Imagine an America where veterans with disabilities and their families have everything they need to thrive, said Homer S. Townsend Jr., the organizations acting...
  • I'm not going to the Super Bowl BUT Sgt Bryan Anderson Is! (vanity)

    02/02/2007 8:17:41 AM PST · by 54skylark · 62 replies · 1,392+ views
    Being a die hard Chicago Bears season ticket holder I was lucky enough to be selected through the Bears lotto to get 2 tickets for the big game. My heart spoke more to me than the fan in me and I decided to give these tickets to some one who is more deserving to go. I contacted a friend who lost her son in Afghanistan last year and told her I wanted to send a disabled vet to the game. She put me in contact with Wounded Heroes Foundation. They suggested I offer the tickets to Sgt Bryan Anderson of...
  • Iran, time to bomb?

    04/23/2006 11:15:18 PM PDT · by familyop · 29 replies · 1,004+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 23APR06 | Warner Todd Huston
    Iran is a sticky subject. It is no wonder that the Bush administration doesn't want to talk too much about Iran, why they felt it a good idea to shed any talks or discussions with Iran to the supposed EU3 (Germany, France and Britain). With the work going on in Iraq right now, the Bush administration doesn't need a mess in Iran, too. That is for certain. But, the Iranians are forcing the issue with their attempts to develop nuclear weapons. So, what should we do? We certainly cannot allow the Iranians to get a nuclear bomb the way their...
  • WHAT IS "GMUG" AND WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU

    10/05/2005 7:38:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 1,014+ views
    BLUERIBBON COALITION ^ | September 26 | Brian Hawthorne
    "GMUG" stands for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. Combined, they encompass some 2.9 million acres of National Forest lands in Central and Western Colorado. These three forests are home to some of the most outstanding recreational opportunity in the West. Right now, the forest's are revising their Forest Plans. These management plans provide broad guidance on what activities may or may not occur on these lands. The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national recreation advocacy group that champions recreational access and responsible use of public and private lands, is growing increasingly concerned about the influence several anti-access groups...
  • Working For The Weekend Wednesday

    01/04/2006 6:51:47 AM PST · by PaulaB · 680 replies · 4,529+ views
    The Muppet Show
    Hump Day is here. Cruising to the weekend. A few things of importance for those taking notes. 1. A fellow sister is back. YIPEEEEEE 2. Anyone skilled in the art of rain dancing, please come to Texas to perform this. You may pitch your tent on Max's property. 3. If anyone has any funny New Years Eve stories, please share. :P
  • Apocalypse Meow (This is the end of the road for trolls)

    09/02/2005 3:46:52 PM PDT · by Prime Choice · 60 replies · 2,164+ views
    Sacred Cow Burgers ^ | 09/02/2005 | Sacred Cow Burgers
  • MAG-26 Marines recognized for outstanding leadership

    08/25/2005 4:18:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 218+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 25, 2005 | Sgt. Juan Vara
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Aug. 25, 2005) -- The largest Marine aircraft group in the Corps is bound to have outstanding service members in its ranks. Recently, three Marines with the headquarters squadron of Marine Aircraft Group 26 were announced as winners of the 2004 Navy and Marine Association Leadership Award. Sergeant Thomas R. Fuller, the training, anti-terrorism and force protection chief, won in the noncommissioned officer or petty officer category. An Oyster Bay, N.Y., native, Fuller is also serving as an instructor at the Al Asad Regional Police and Border Patrol Academy while maintaining his responsibilities in the group. Its...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Most Wanted List - Who Is Still Outstanding?

    12/14/2003 6:11:57 PM PST · by blam · 240+ views
    IOL ^ | 12-14-2003
    Most wanted list - who is still outstanding? December 14 2003 at 02:39PM London - Saddam Hussein was captured near his home town of Tikrit on Saturday in a major coup for the beleaguered United States occupation forces in Iraq. This brings the total number of 'most wanted' Iraqis known to have surrendered, been captured or killed to 41. (** indicates captured, surrendered or killed). **1. Saddam Hussein - president of Iraq, chairperson of the Revolutionary Command Council (RCC). **2.Qusay Hussein - Special Republican Guard Commander who controlled elite Republican Guards, intelligence services and a special force providing security for...