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  • The Presidential eligibility of Ted Cruz

    08/29/2013 6:32:41 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 222 replies
    8/29/13 | Lakeshark
    The Presidential Eligibility of Ted Cruz Got your attention yet? I have a modest proposal for ALL FReepers concerning this issue, but let me explain why there is a proposal at all. The last couple of weeks our venerable and sainted media (peace be unto them) has decided to, after all these years of silence, bring up the issue of Presidential eligibility. The strange appearance of article after article would make you think they were about to expose the birth certificate of messiah Bambi from a Kenyan hospital and show proof of a renouncement of his citizenship while in Indonesia...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Can be President

    08/26/2013 1:51:55 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 326 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | August 26, 2013 | Ilya Shapiro
    This article appeared on Daily Caller on August 26, 2013. As we head into a potential government shutdown over the funding of Obamacare, the iconoclastic junior senator from Texas — love him or hate him — continues to stride across the national stage. With his presidential aspirations as big as everything in his home state, by now many know what has never been a secret: Ted Cruz was born in Canada. (Full disclosure: I’m Canadian myself, with a green card. Also, Cruz has been a friend since his days representing Texas before the Supreme Court.) But does that mean that...
  • Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray to President-Elect Obama [BARF! BARF! BARF!]

    09/29/2009 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 340 replies · 14,876+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2009-09-29
    "Hear our cry, Obama." "Deliver us, Obama." Video at link.
  • PRUDEN: Marching toward a dark river

    10/31/2008 10:09:09 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 11 replies · 861+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/31/08 | Wesley Pruden
    Since the Obama phenomenon has no precedent in American politics, we must look to folk tales to understand it. How could a man with no record, no experience, no known convictions and no known core beliefs so mesmerize the millions to turn themselves, their children and their country over to a man armed only with neatly pressed pants, a good shoeshine and a seductive voice? We don't even get the salesman's smile. The Pied Piper of Hyde Park is clearly the direct descendant of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Both share the gift of what a fully credentialed psychology professor...
  • Is the Pied Piper of Hamelin Based on an Actual Event?

    09/11/2008 11:08:57 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 8 replies · 1,666+ views
    Historians agree that the tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, recorded in the 19th century by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, is based on an actual occurrence in 1284 in which most of the children in Hamelin disappeared. However, no one knows for sure the exact reason for the disappearance. Many scenarios have been postulated, some more likely than others. The story of the Pied Piper was first depicted in a stained glass window from about 1300. The earliest written account dates from the mid-15th century. The Grimm brothers' version from the 1800s is the one that most people are...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Friday, February 09, 2007

    02/09/2007 2:48:03 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 146 replies · 1,181+ views
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Thursday, January 25, 2007

    01/25/2007 2:47:45 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 84 replies · 1,348+ views
  • California's Pied Piper Insurance Commissioner and the Pandering Press

    04/25/2005 8:21:15 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 298+ views
    PasadenaPundit ^ | April 25,2005 | Wayne Lusvardi
    California's Pied Piper Insurance Commissioner and the Pandering Press Written by Wayne Lusvardi Monday April 25, 2005 "Look at the front page of any daily newspaper in any town in America. What do you see? Invariably there will be a story or two about some victim group or person who is being helped by some government program...Newspaper reporters have always covered the public sector. But while they used to be a preventative to corruption and abuse of power, they now cover it as a partner in the effort to get government more involved in people's lives. Implicit in government coverage...
  • Examine Backers of Vote for Change Tour, Watchdog Group Says (Guess Who)

    08/06/2004 8:07:12 AM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 937+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 8/06/04 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - A government watchdog group says the finances of the "Vote for Change" rock-music tour deserve the same scrutiny as the finances for the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ad campaign. The controversial Swift Boat ad features Vietnam Veterans who accuse Sen. John F. Kerry of lying about his war record. The Democratic Party says none of the veterans appearing in the ad served on a Swift Boat with Kerry. Democrats call the ad completely false -- a smear campaign. The Vote for Change tour - featuring Bruce Springsteen and other anti-Bush pop music celebrities - is billed...
  • Vote For Change Tour Announced [Puke-O-Rama: List of Lefty Music Artists Here.]

    08/05/2004 11:51:21 PM PDT · by familyop · 12 replies · 815+ views
    Net Music Countdown ^ | 6AUG04 | Krista Desens
    Bruce Springsteen, REM, and more tour for political change. SEATTLE, WA.  Friday 8.6.2004  /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- Is political change in the air for the USA? Artists like Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, REM, John Mellencamp, Babyface, John Fogerty, The Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper, Pearl Jam and the Dixie Chicks hope so. These musicians, along with James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Jurassic 5, Keb' Mo', Bright Eyes, Death Cab for Cutie and My Morning Jacket, have formed a coalition of musicians who make up the Vote For Change Tour. Presented by MoveOn PAC, the tour launches October 1, one month before the...
  • Rockers play for change (WASHED-UP LEFTY POP "STAR" ALERT)

    08/05/2004 5:03:02 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 21 replies · 1,000+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 5, 2004 | JIM DEROGATIS Pop Music Critic
    With a fervor that hasn't been witnessed since musicians in the late '60s united to protest President Richard M. Nixon and America's involvement in the Vietnam War, some of the biggest names in popular music are coming together for an unprecedented series of fund-raising concerts with the goal of unseating President Bush on Nov. 2. Superstars from several diverse genres in rock and country -- among them Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, R.E.M., Pearl Jam and the Dixie Chicks -- are among the more than 20 bands taking part in the Vote for Change tour, announced Wednesday with a publicity blitz...
  • Chords for Change (Springsteen's Op Ed piece in the NYT today)

    08/05/2004 10:13:10 AM PDT · by Borges · 99 replies · 3,585+ views
    The New York Times
    New York Times August 5, 2004 OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Chords for Change By BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN nation's artists and musicians have a particular place in its social and political life. Over the years I've tried to think long and hard about what it means to be American: about the distinctive identity and position we have in the world, and how that position is best carried. I've tried to write songs that speak to our pride and criticize our failures. These questions are at the heart of this election: who we are, what we stand for, why we fight. Personally, for the last...
  • Hip hop gets out vote...Houston event aims to register 10,000 youths

    01/08/2004 10:00:07 PM PST · by lewislynn · 24 replies · 196+ views
    Hip hop gets out vote Houston event aims to register 10,000 youths By WYATT BUCHANAN Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle Political and hip-hop industry leaders are kicking off an effort to register 4 million new voters for the November general election at a "Hip Hop Summit" in Houston scheduled during Super Bowl week. "There is a new movement. It is hip hop ... it is the civil rights movement of the 21st century," said U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, among local political leaders and hip-hop artists announcing the event Thursday at Texas Southern University. The event will draw top hip-hop...
  • Was the Pied Piper of Hamelin a child molester?

    05/12/2003 2:15:16 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 36 replies · 650+ views
    Was the Pied Piper of Hamelin a child molester? 31-Dec-2002 Dear Straight Dope: I was recently reading A World Lit Only by Fire (1992) by William Manchester.  In it he makes a passing reference to the Pied Piper of Hamelin. According to Manchester the piper was a psychopath and a pederast who was involved in some sort of mass child killing. I realize that many of our children's stories are based on real events, many of them sinister and certainly not the type of thing you would want to lull your child to sleep with, but this seems especially grim....