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  • Supporting Our Troops - Olney, MD - Wk 308, Dec. 17, 2011

    12/21/2011 4:35:08 PM PST · by trooprally · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Patriots in Olney on this Saturday are: Legionnaires Halsey (USMC - Korea) and Carl (Army - Vietnam), Lurkers Bill and Deb and FReepers Cindy_True_Supporter, Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, iMacMan, [Mrs] T and myself. Nothing special to report today. Just another great time to support our troops and visit with friends. BELOW LEFT: Lurker Deb and Cindy_True_Supporter. BELOW RIGHT: Me & Fraxinus BELOW LEFT: Fraxinus, GunsAreOK and iMacMan BELOW RIGHT: Halsey and Carl. BOTTOM: Lurker Bill And of course the moonbats are still out, mixing messages just like the “occupiers” that they support.
  • Winter Creeps Into Our FReeps - Olney, MD - Wk 307, Dec. 10, 2011

    12/15/2011 3:36:41 AM PST · by trooprally · 7 replies
    As everyone is aware, winter is creeping closer. In the western parts of Maryland there has been several "measurable" snow falls. I know, several inches is nothing compared to some places, but here in Maryland, it is the talk of the day. The colder weather is still bearable but the wind today made it uncomfortable. The flags looked good though. BufordP - This flag is for you. Patriots in Olney on this Saturday are: Lurker Bill and FReepers Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, iMacMan, [Mrs] T and myself. iMacMan has been out with us the last month or so. iMac is a "cold...
  • We are still here - Olney, MD - Weeks 305 & 306, Nov. 26 & Dec. 03, 2011

    12/07/2011 4:58:28 PM PST · by trooprally · 10 replies · 1+ views
    For the last two weeks in Olney the patriots continued our Support the Troops Rally. Patriots in Olney on these past two Saturday are: Legionnaires Dave (Army - WWII) and friend Janet, Halsey (USMC - Korea), Lurkers Bill and Jim, and FReepers Fraxinus, iMacMan, [Mrs] T and myself. BELOW LEFT: Lurker Bill BELOW RIGHT: Legionnaire Dave BELOW LEFT: iMacMan and me BELOW RIGHT: Fraxinus BELOW LEFT: Lurker Jim BELOW RIGHT: Me & Halsey BELOW: Some supporters. And NO. The first picture is not a VIP caravan coming thru Olney. Yes, the moonbats are still out there. They are changing their...
  • Korean War Vet, Dennis, Passes Away - Olney, MD - Wk 304, Nov. 19, 2011

    11/23/2011 11:49:30 AM PST · by trooprally · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Earlier last week one of our American Legion supporters of our Support the Troops Rally in Olney died in an accident while on vacation in the Caribbean. Dennis, U.S. Army and Korean War Vet, was an frequent and welcomed supporter in Olney. Always friendly towards patriots, he did not like the moonbats’ message. He will be sorely missed. BELOW: Dennis with his patriotic singing bear and Halsey, U.S. Marine and also a Korean War Vet, and AL Post Commander. Patriots in Olney on this Saturday are: Lurker Bill and FReepers Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, iMacMan, [Mrs] T and myself. Apologies to Fraxinus...
  • Lib Law School Prof Attacks Military, School Says Nothing

    11/23/2011 5:24:44 AM PST · by suspects · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 23, 2011 | Michael Graham
    No, Dean Nelson, it’s not about free speech. It’s about fundamental decency. That was the point attorney Robert Roughsedge was making Monday when he resigned from a job as adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School. “(Suffolk Law) Professor Avery has engaged in hate speech against a class of citizens who ironically do not enjoy the same First Amendment rights. Members serving in the U.S. military,” Roughsedge wrote to Suffolk Law Dean Camille Nelson. He should know. He sent his resignation letter from Kabul, where he’s better known as Maj. Bob Roughsedge of the Army Reserves. And he resigned not...
  • Rush Limbaugh Says First Lady Was Booed Partly Because NASCAR Fans Hate Her ‘Uppityism’

    11/21/2011 7:00:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 83 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 20, 2011 | Jake Tapper
    By Jake Tapper Nov 21, 2011 Rush Limbaugh Says First Lady Was Booed Partly Because NASCAR Fans Hate Her ‘Uppityism’ On Sunday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden visited Homestead Miami speedway to serve as ceremonial grand marshals of the Ford 400, where some in the crowd booed them. The White House downplayed the incident today, with the First Lady’s communications director Kristina Schake saying only that “Mrs. Obama was proud to join NASCAR in recognizing our nation’s veterans and military families to raise awareness of this important issue for all Americans. As she has always said, she...
  • Listen & Learn: Mark Levin on H.S.'s Ban of Wearing Flag on Cinco de Mayo (11/11/11)

    11/14/2011 6:00:07 AM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 1 replies
    Vocal Minority via Mark Levin ^ | 11/14/11 | EricTheRed
    This is a follow-up from an earlier story. On May 5 last year a high school assistant principal in California prohibited students from wearing shirts displaying the American flag because he feared it would incite violence from offended Mexican students. Yes, you read that right.Well, the issue went to federal court and the judge ruled on the side of ... the assistant principal.Don't try to simmer down just yet. Here's The Great One last Friday -- Veteran's Day -- discussing the ruling. The second of the two clips is really moving: it contains comments from four callers, two of whom...
  • Olney, Md - Navy Vet Thanks Us - Week 302, Nov. 05, 2011

    11/11/2011 11:38:30 AM PST · by trooprally · 7 replies
    For 302 Weeks patriots have been supporting our military in Olney. This Saturday a Navy Vet stopped by to THANK US with a bag of WARM egg ‘n cheese bagels. While it was not extremely cold, there was a chill and the warmth of the bagels was welcomed. Probably more welcome was eating the bagels while the "quackers" looked on. BELOW: Lurker Jim, a Vietnam Vet himself, thanks Navy Vet for the bagels. Patriots in Olney on this Week 302: Legionnaires Glenn (USMC - Iwo Jima) and Carl (Army - Vietnam) along with Lurkers Bill and Jim, and FReepers GunsAreOK,...
  • "It's A Free Country" - a new patriotic song that all of America needs to hear!! (vanity)

    10/29/2011 4:57:20 PM PDT · by dayglored · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2011-10-29 | Carolyn Owen
    This song and video, written, performed, and recorded by fellow FReeper "Quill Pen", is a tribute to America and those who risk their lives to keep America free. From the chorus: It's A Free Country, where dreams come true 'Cause once you've tasted freedom, a cage will never do. It's A Free Country, as long as we live and breath So don't tread on me, no, don't tread on me It's A Free Country. I encourage you to check the song video out on YouTube:
  • "OccupiersDC" Occupy Olney For An Hour - Week 299, Oct. 15, 2011

    10/20/2011 4:05:07 PM PDT · by trooprally · 5 replies
    The old hippie lib “Quackers” did what was expected of them - They have been to another anarchist protest. They were pawns, sheeple, morons in a movement that they think they understand. The only way the real organizers behind the “occupiers” could get big enough crowds is to get every lib, leftists and anti-American group possible to show up. BUT, there is hope for our future if we can hold the line.This week our daughter and 3 of our grand kids were in Olney to help out. Our patriots extent across 7 decades - from our 9 year old granddaughter...
  • Protectionism Cannot Bring Prosperity

    10/19/2011 7:30:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 19, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    It is not often I vehemently disagree with Michael Pettis at China Financial Markets regarding trade. This time I do. Interestingly, there are some points of his recent analysis that I strongly agree with. Via Email, interspersed with my comments please consider the following point counterpoint discussion. Pettis: Expect Still More Trade Intervention Last week’s Senate bill on Chinese currency intervention predictably enough brought out all the same old arguments about international trade, and just as predictably has widened the opposing positions in the debate. Unfortunately the difference between a good outcome, intelligently negotiated, and a bad outcome, is pretty...
  • Tale of Two Rallies - Olney, MD Week 297 & 298, Oct. 1 & 8, 2011

    10/14/2011 7:37:16 AM PDT · by trooprally · 6 replies
    Fall weather is definitely upon us. The weather changes from moment to moment. Just yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 13, after a rainy morning, the sun popped out to warm us up to the mid-70s. Then storms rolled in during the rush hour, only to have a tornado touch down on I-95 near Quantico Marine Base. But I have to go back two Saturdays to our Olney Support the Troops Rally. BELOW LEFT: Oct. 01 in Olney. Mid-50s, slight breeze and an occasional cold drizzle. BELOW RIGHT: Oct. 08, Warm and sunny. OCTOBER 01 - WEEK 297 Patriots that were there the...
  • American Legion is Back - Olney, MD Week 296, 9-24-11

    09/28/2011 5:44:58 PM PDT · by trooprally · 13 replies · 1+ views
    After several weeks of having other commitments, The American Legion presence was once again felt on the corner. Joining us were Glenn (USMC - Iwo Jima), Dave (Army - WWII) and friend Janet, and Halsey (USMC - Korea). Glenn has been on sick leave for about 4 weeks but made it back as soon as he felt better. 6 other Patriots in Olney this Saturday include Lurkers Bill & Jim, Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, [Mrs] Trooprally and myself Altogether there were 10 patriots supporting our troops. Pics by [Mrs] Trooprally BELOW: Glenn, Janet and Dave taking up position on our left flank....
  • Love Lurker Bill’s FReep Music - Olney, Maryland, Week 295, 9-17-11

    09/20/2011 7:02:33 PM PDT · by trooprally · 11 replies
    Lazy Saturday morning this week. Best things going is the we once again out numbered the moonbats, 7-5, and Lurker Bill’s music (BELOW). If you have been at Walter Reed the last 2 years or so, you would have heard his combo of patriotic songs, service melodies, Barry Sadler’s Ballad of the Green Berets, big band music and what I call jungle music. Of course I also like Robert Horton’s Sink the Bismarck and original version of Battle of New Orleans. Check out the 1959 black ‘n white video. Jeez, just keep finding them. Here’s Jimmy Dean’s Big Bad JohnLots...
  • American flag confiscated from 7th-grade student

    09/15/2011 10:11:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Fox 25 (Boston) ^ | September 15, 2011
    DOVER, N.H. (FOX 25 / - Old Glory hangs proudly in the hallway at Dover Middle school where the pledge of allegiance is recited every morning. But there was a breach in school policy when a 7th grader, who is also autistic, brought his flag to school. The flag was taken away because school officials said it could be used as a weapon.
  • Facebook, Twitter: Raise the American Flag!

    09/11/2011 7:56:53 PM PDT · by reagancoronadobridge · 4 replies
    09/11/2011 | Vince Vasquez
    Last night, I was drafting a message to publish on my Twitter and Facebook accounts, in recognition of Patriot Day and the 10th anniversary of September 11th, 2001, when I found I was missing what I wanted to share most with my family and friends: an image of the American flag. You see, special text characters and symbols can be inserted into the text fields of popular social media sites. They’re often used to recognize holidays and events. You can find most of them here and here I’ve used both Facebook and Twitter for years, and I have...
  • October 2007: Obama Stops Wearing American Flag calls it a "substitute for true patriotism"

    09/11/2011 4:45:54 PM PDT · by macquire · 36 replies
    WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, D-Ill., said he will no longer wear an American flag lapel pin because it has become a substitute for “true patriotism” since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
  • Obama won't / will question the patriotism of others - $4 Trillion debt - Bush

    08/26/2011 1:12:46 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 3 replies
    During the Presidential campaign, in June of 2008, Barack Obama proclaimed that he would "never question the patriotism of others". However, during a campaign speech in July of 2008, while addressing the deficit under George W. Bush, Mr. Obama labeled Mr. Bush "unpatriotic". Video of both the June and July remarks below.
  • Tea Partiers Confront Obama - Interview on Hannity Tonight

    08/16/2011 5:45:08 PM PDT · by llandres · 15 replies
    Tea Party activist Ryan Rhodes takes on President Obama in Iowa (along with fellow members) over Biden's outlandish rhetoric calling Tea Partiers "terrorists". He sits down with Sean to discuss their heated conversation on Hannity tonight at 8 pm & 11 pm central time. (Interview video should also be up on the website an hour or so after the first broadcast.) Ought to be good!
  • Heinlein on Patriotism

    08/03/2011 6:46:27 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 38 replies ^ | 08-03-11 | stolinsky
      This is excerpted from the April 5, 1973 address “The Pragmatics of Patriotism” to the Naval Academy by Robert A. Heinlein, author and Academy graduate. Heinlein’s naval career was cut short by tuberculosis, which was the Navy’s loss but science-fiction readers’ gain. Some of what he says may seem old-fashioned, but there is nothing wrong with that. It is good to recall where we come from, and how much we owe to those who bought our freedom with their sweat and blood. Much has changed since 1973, but much hasn’t, including the anti-military feelings Heinlein describes. Note the...
  • County Clerk Punished for Patriotism?

    07/25/2011 7:58:06 AM PDT · by ZULU · 9 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 25, 2011 | FOX News
    Natalie Nichols faces prison for defending the Pledge
  • WR Week 326: MOAB and 3DJoy make for one great night

    07/21/2011 3:15:30 AM PDT · by trooprally · 17 replies
    July 21,2011 | [Mrs] & [Mr] T
    DON’T FORGET NEXT WEEK, JULY 29TH. WE ARE HAVING THE LAST BIG GET TOGETHER TO CHEER OUR WOUNDED WARRIORS THRU THE GATE. This will be the last chance to see everyone together. A special invite goes out to the past regulars who stood at the gate in our early years. List of 11 Patriots at Walter Reed this ‘warm’ night: Lurkers Bill, Jim, Terri and Brian, and FReepers 3DJoy, BufordP, Fraxinus, RongKirby, Tammy Cat, [Mrs] T and myself. Pics by [Mrs] T [Mrs} T gives this report: Friday night was awesome. We had two things that made it that way....
  • The True Meaning of Separation of Church and State

    07/09/2011 7:21:35 PM PDT · by billflax · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/09/2011 | Bill Flax
    Our nation was predicated on unalienable rights with governance through family, church and community, each rightfully sovereign within its sphere. Human dignity, legal equality and personal freedom reflect biblical values imparted on Western Civilization, which retains these values in secular form while expunging their Author from public discourse. Americans are frequently reminded of what the revisionists deem our greatest achievement: “Separation of Church and State.” Crosses are ripped down in parks. Prayer has been banished from schools and the ACLU rampages to remove “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. Moreover, “Separation of Church and State” is nowhere found in...
  • (Vanity) A Politically Correct Fourth of July, Part II : Patriotic Songs

    07/04/2011 7:53:03 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 16 replies
    The Patriotic Paws of the Typing Tabby ^ | July 4, 2011 | grey_whiskers
    In an earlier piece, (Vanity) A Politically Correct Fourth of July, Part I: The Declaration of Independence, I gave a *very* brief treatment of the events which led up to the Declaration of Independence, and posted the full text of the Declaration, emphasizing those parts most vexing to liberals, namely, those which dealt with our rights as given by God, not merely bestowed upon the whim of the government. It is part of reclaiming into the national dialogue, the truth that our country was, has been, and should continue to be a Christian nation, despite the best efforts of the...
  • Chesterton Defines and Defends Patriotism

    07/04/2011 7:14:52 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies ^ | on website July 4, 2011 | G. K. Chesterton
    Monday, July 04, 2011 Chesterton Defines and Defends Patriotism The opening section of G. K. Chesterton's essay, "The Patriotic Idea", first published in 1904, and included in G. K. Chesterton: Collected Works, Volume XX: Christendom in Dublin, Irish Impressions, The New Jerusalem, A Short History of England (also available in softcover), which was edited by Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.: I The scepticism of the last two centuries has attacked patriotism as it has attacked all the other theoretic passions of mankind, and in the case of patriotism the attack has been interesting and respectable because it has come from...
  • Yes, We Americans are Worthy

    07/04/2011 3:03:03 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 1 replies
    Yes, We Americans are Worthy By Norma Zager “I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision.” Carl Sandburg From time to time Ari and I disagree about certain points or conclusions in a postcard, then we present both the original point and its counter-point. Although I can concur with Ari’s conclusions that our armed forces are...
  • National Anthem Has Four Great Stanzas

    07/04/2011 6:38:57 AM PDT · by quintr · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Francis Scott Key
    NATIONAL ANTHEM -- STAR SPANGLED BANNER by Francis Scott Key Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the...
  • Special Fourth of July Edition

    07/04/2011 6:22:23 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 1 replies
    The Obama File ^ | 7/4/2011 | Beckwith
    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life,...
  • (Vanity) A Politically Correct Fourth of July, Part I: The Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2011 5:46:26 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 8 replies
    The Patriotic Paws of the Typing Tabby ^ | July 4, 2011 | grey_whiskers
    It's July 4th. Independence Day. In honor of which, I thought it appropriate to take a moment to walk through history and recall first, why and how we got here, and to post the actual lyrics AND a bit of background on some common patriotic songs. Part I will be a VERY brief background to the Revolution, and the Declaration of Independence. Part II, to follow later to day, will look at the actual lyrics of a number of patriotic songs. Most of them, going beyond the first verse, are enough to make any self-respecting liberal or ACLU member soil...
  • Atheists flying ad campaign meets strong resistance (Unbelievers to show they are patriotic too)

    07/03/2011 8:32:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/03/2011 | Katie Glaeser
    (CNN)–It's a battle of belief - and the right not to believe - in a country founded on freedom. "I'm a patriotic American. I served my country. I get out there and celebrate the Fourth, too," Blair Scott, who calls himself a proud atheist, proclaimed. "This America belongs to everyone." Blair, the communications director for the New Jersey-based American Atheists, said atheists in the United States often feel alienated and face accusations of being anti-American because of their lack of belief in God. To combat those notions, his group is using Independence Day to say atheists love their country, too....
  • July 4th Weekend Starts at Walter Reed’s Front Gate! Week 324 July 1, 2011

    07/02/2011 7:57:48 PM PDT · by kburi · 13 replies
    July 2, 2011 | Kburi
    The long July 4th weekend at Walter Reed and in Washington, DC usually means a low volume of traffic in and out of WRAMC and up and down Georgia Ave. Not tonight. Two big ambulances arrived early with wounded soldiers reminding us why we are at the front gates. Bill Salutes Arriving Ambulance Early In The Evening, As It Turns Into Walter Reed We were all busy talking with wounded warriors who came out to be with us, and we were dealing with a significant volume of drivers honking and waving. Tonight, a DC motorcycle officer spent almost the entire...
  • Democrats Advised to Skip July 4th Celebrations

    07/02/2011 12:25:53 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 33 replies
    A study out of Harvard University has advised Democratic Party officeholders and candidates to bypass participating in annual July 4th festivities. “The typical July 4th event promotes patriotism,” said Harvard Kennedy School of Government Assistant Professor David Yanagizawa-Drott. “This is not a strong point for most Democratic Party activists and leaders. Reminders that government ought to be limited to protecting the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness conflict with the basic message of the Democratic Party.” Democrats were advised to appropriate a different holiday for political purposes. Either Labor Day or May Day would be viable options,...

    07/02/2011 5:52:27 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 71 replies
    Vanity | 7/2/2011 | Lakeshark
    LET’S CELEBRATE THE ENTIRE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND!!! FReepers, did you read about the Harvard study suggesting that Fourth of July parades and celebrations are only good for conservatives? Well, it’s about time someone told the truth. Last night as we watched the sunset our neighbors were enjoying swimming with their kids, while another neighbor was starting to set up fireworks. It dawned on me, even this early, people were enjoying the celebration of the coming weekend. It was hard not to remember the great parades, fireworks celebrations, patriotic speeches, and all around family fun that is so prevalent during...
  • Study: Independence Day teaches children to be Republicans

    07/01/2011 9:11:23 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jul 1 2011 | Devin Brown
    CBS/What's Trending) - Can celebrating the Fourth of July turn you into a Republican? A recent Harvard University study concludes holiday celebrations have a large impact into what shapes a child culturally, socially and politically. Case in point, the 4th of July. According to the study, there is a direct link between a child's participation in the national holiday and that same child's subsequent voting, party identification and party contribution habits. Here is the breakdown. According to the study, a successful Independence Day, more specifically one without rain, before the age of 18 raises the likelihood of identifying as a...
  • Will We Prove Worthy?

    07/01/2011 10:04:40 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 3 replies
    Will We Prove Worthy? By Ari Bussel There is a generation that understands the term “dodging the draft.” A war raged, far away from America’s shores, and many were convinced we should not be involved. Those were the days of flowers, peace, drugs and free love. War did not fit into this lifestyle. Decades passed. More wars were fought, in Iraq then in Afghanistan. The American resolve that was ironclad ten years ago weakened with the passage of time from the attacks on U.S. soil. The reason for going to war in 2003 against Saddam Hussein—as crazy and cruel as...
  • Harvard: July 4th Parades Are Right-Wing

    06/30/2011 9:15:41 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 80 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 6/30/2011 | Paul Bedard
    Democratic political candidates can skip this weekend's July 4th parades. A new Harvard University study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day. "Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation's political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party," said the report from Harvard.
  • The Un-American American President

    06/29/2011 4:33:04 AM PDT · by Scanian · 39 replies · 2+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 29, 2011 | Jay Clarke
    Something is wrong with Barack Obama. We all know it. We all see it. When he speaks about America, Americans cringe. There is a strangeness to his manner, an unease when he talks about America. He appears awkward and uncomfortable. His speech seems performed and practiced yet, oddly halting. It's reminiscent of American POW's in Vietnam or Iraq reading a forced confession. His eyes, expressions, and vocal tone are disconnected from his words. The words themselves often sound American, but the delivery is clinical and detached. His attempts at patriotic sentiment ring hollow and phony. "Once again, with feeling!" is...
  • Pelosi invokes patriotism in tax cut debate (pay your fair share - unless exempt - like she is)

    06/24/2011 4:49:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/24/11 | Alison Harding
    Pelosi invokes patriotism in tax cut debateBy: CNN's Alison Harding June 24th, 2011 06:00 PM ET Washington (CNN) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said Friday that history has shown that tax cuts produce deficits, not jobs, and questioned the patriotism of those at the receiving end of generous corporate tax breaks. "All this talk about tax cuts. The – in the Bush years the Republicans said that tax cuts will produce jobs. They didn't. They produced a deficit," Pelosi told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. When Crowley responded that two wars also contributed to the deficit, Pelosi...
  • What No Flags? What's Up with That? (Vanity)

    06/22/2011 10:00:59 PM PDT · by bushwon · 30 replies
    me | 06/22/2011 | Bushwon
    I was listening to Mark Levin tonight; Levin pointed out that there were no flags behind the podium for the address to the nation. Usually when President gives an address to the nation, there are flags behind him.
  • 130-foot Flagpole In Valrico Makes A Statement

    06/10/2011 7:27:21 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 11 replies
    St. Peteresburg Times ^ | June 10, 2011 | Susan Marschalk Green
    Martin "Marty" Winters didn't serve in the military, but his dad, relatives and many friends did. His uncle was killed in Vietnam. So when Winters, 52, kept hearing about protesters heckling families at funerals for soldiers killed in action, he took it personally. In colorful terms, he indicated he would like to eject protesters from funerals by kicking their backsides. Instead, he decided to exercise his right to free speech with a message heard as far away as Afghanistan — an American flag the size of a small house waving from high above the towering trees off Lithia-Pinecrest Road. "I...
  • Taking Chance - must-see movie for Memorial Day & everyday!

    05/30/2011 1:30:01 PM PDT · by llandres · 13 replies
    Based on a true story - In April, 2004, casualties mount in Iraq. At Quantico, choices focus on increasing troop strength or only replacing casualties. Lt. Col. Mike Strobl crunches numbers. Stung by his superior's rejection of his recommendation because he lacks recent combat experience, Strobl volunteers for escort duty, accompanying the remains Pfc. Chance Phelps, killed at 19. From Dover to Philadelphia by hearse, from there to Minneapolis and on to Billings by plane, and then by car to Phelps' Wyoming home - person after person pays respects. Kind words, small gifts, and gratitude are given Strobl to deliver...
  • Memorial Day weekend at Walter Reed, Week 319, May 27, 2011

    05/28/2011 6:15:57 AM PDT · by kburi · 17 replies
    May 28, 2011 | Kburi
    Although there is no bus tonight due to the Memorial Day weekend there were more uniformed soldiers leaving on foot than we usually see. Most of the evening passing cars gave us loud honks and waves. Our flags and signs were in good hands. Meanwhile TammyCat and VictoryNY loudly express Support for our Troops. We were joined by Diane, mother of a wounded warrior, Allen. She is proudly holding the 82nd Airborne DN flag. We hope to see her again and wish Allen the best in his recovery. We had a good group this evening and filled the four...

    05/27/2011 12:06:36 PM PDT · by SMARTY · 7 replies
    May 27, 2011 | Me
    I would like to say something about the men and women who serve in the US Military. On this Memorial Day (as always) I'd like to say how much I respect and admire the thousands of Americans who served in the past and who serve now in the defense of this country and American interests. What I know personally about the sacrifices and hardships of military service, I know from what my father told me. He is gone now, but I will never forget his quiet and sure conviction of having served honorably…and the dignity with which he and his...
  • Bibi v Bobo

    05/26/2011 5:19:41 AM PDT · by bray · 9 replies
    self ^ | 5/26/11 | bray
    …the faith and LOVE that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel… Col 1:5 How refreshing it was to listen to a leader in the Joint Sessions sharing his love for America, Israel and Freedom nearly as much as our Premier hates them. The difference couldn’t be more stark as Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered one of the most pro American speeches ever to be given in the Well of the House completely destroying our Divider in Chief. After 29 standing ovations...
  • Military Appreciation Day in Silver Spring, MD, May 20, 2011

    05/25/2011 1:36:54 PM PDT · by kburi · 6 replies
    May 25, 2011 | Kburi
    For the fourth straight year, the DC Chapter of Free Republic showed its appreciation of the military by recognizing the Recruiters at the Silver Spring( Maryland) Armed Forces Recruiting Station. This Recruiting Station is a mile up Georgia Ave from the front gates of Walter Reed. Mr and Mrs Trooprally, CindyTrueSupporter, RonGKirby and Kburi, presented Certificates of Appreciation to the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Army recruiters. In addition, each service received a Manny and Olga’s gift card for pizzas, plus a M & O special pizza, sodas and cookies for their lunch break. The Army, Marines and the...
  • MOAB Returns, Miltary Appreciation Month continues at Walter Reed, Week 318, May 20, 2011

    05/24/2011 5:16:50 PM PDT · by kburi · 6 replies
    May 24, 2011 | Kburi
    After almost three months, the MOAB (Mother Of All Banners) returned to the front gates of Walter Reed! Rain and high winds had kept the MOAB down. But not today. Sunny and mid 70’s, perfect weather to be in front of Walter Reed showing support to our wounded warriors and their families. Military Appreciation Month continues through Memorial Day. Today was a busy day as M/M Trooprally,CindyTrueSupporter, RonGKirby and Kburi were at the Silver Spring Armed Forces Recruiting Station to thank military recruiters for their service Recruiters from the US Army and the US Marines received a Certificate of...
  • U.S. Flag Banned

    05/16/2011 12:24:10 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    An attempt to erect a monument to U.S. soldiers killed in combat ran into a snag when the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) forbade the display of the American flag at the site. The site is located between a highway exit ramp and a park-and-ride lot in the town of Orcutt, California. “Transportation facilities serve travelers from many nations,” CalTrans spokesman Alfred Dimson pointed out. “American troops have killed the soldiers of many of these countries. A flag celebrating only American troops is a non-neutral expression of support for a single side in events where others took an opposing side....
  • He Wimped Out (LSU flag burner)

    05/11/2011 11:18:00 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 24 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 11 May 2011 | Unknown
    Looks like the flag-burner thought twice about his plan. The fact that 1,000 people showed up in a surly mood for the festivities might have had something to do with it. All in all, not a bad outcome.
  • The National Anthem sung by five young ladies (ages 6-8)

    05/04/2011 4:24:55 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 6 replies
    NationalAnthem-CactusJH | A.D. 9 February 2003
  • Color Me Happy!

    05/03/2011 7:10:43 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 2 replies
    RightBias ^ | May 3, 2011 | Nancy Morgan
    Color me happy. For the first time in over 10 years, crowds of Americans are waving flags and singing the Star Spangled Banner, celebrating an American victory - the death of bin Laden. Who'd a thunk? Just when I felt progressives had succeeded in turning America into a self-loathing, guilt ridden, multicultural sycophant to world opinion, I see hope that maybe our nation will be able to retain the pride in our accomplishments that has been under assault for so long. How about those Navy Seals?!!