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  • South Carolina: Outgoing Union Leader Smashes Nikki Haley Piñata with Bat

    05/22/2012 1:53:28 PM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    Free Times, Columbia, SC ^ | May 22, 2012 | Corey Hutchins
    A video posted online that shows a former union leader in South Carolina smashing a piñata effigy of Gov. Nikki Haley has riled the national office of the AFL-CIO, which wants it taken down. “Do you think we can get this video pulled,” asked a national AFL-CIO official in an email to Palmetto State union sources. The author of the email also worried the video might get “picked up by tea partiers, maybe even Haley herself, to attack labor again.” The video in question features former AFL-CIO of South Carolina president Donna DeWitt smacking a Haley piñata with a baseball...
  • Parents Outraged Over Display of X-Rated Pinatas

    06/11/2010 1:25:22 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 21 replies · 1,001+ views
    KTLA News - LA ^ | June 11, 2010 | KTLA-TV
    Donna, TX -- Parents are angry about their kids being exposed to some X-rated party favors at a busy intersection. They say the topless piñatas at a shop on the corner of Val Verde and Business 83 are inappropriately exposing their children to pornography. The adult party favors are being sold in plain view next to children themed pinatas, such as Batman and Elmo. The topless pinatas sell for around $45 compared to $15 for the cartoon character designs. A worker at the store says the pinatas are big sellers for bachelor parties.
  • Zot Is the Health of the State

    04/09/2010 11:29:45 AM PDT · by fascistsoup · 79 replies · 1,771+ views
    Fascist Soup ^ | 4/9/2010 | Michael Suede
    "…The more terrifying the occasion for defense, the closer will become the organization and the more coercive the influence upon each member of the herd. War sends the current of purpose and activity flowing down to the lowest level of the herd, and to its most remote branches. All the activities of society are linked together as fast as possible to this central purpose of making a military offensive or a military defense, and the State becomes what in peacetimes it has vainly struggled to become—the inexorable arbiter and determinant of men’s business and attitudes and opinions…" -Randolph Bourne Dear...
  • ZOT: Religion or Spiritualism or Viking Kitty Food?

    07/12/2009 8:58:20 PM PDT · by perry Ga · 133 replies · 3,976+ views
    Authorized King James Version | 2009/7/12 | Amos
    It has been said by a president that america would only be defeated from within but I cant remember his name. The Bible I read says let GOD be true and every man a liar sometimes we as human, homosapien, or what ever you call yourself, because some people say they come from pluto when you ask them about GOD or when you invite them to come to church. Im gonna tell you a little about myself I go to church a lot im not religious im a spiritual man. The bible tells us GOD is a spirit and where...
  • Shanghai Multi Fortune International To Begin Selling Rush Limbaugh Piñatas

    06/01/2009 4:47:34 PM PDT · by writer33 · 13 replies · 483+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 06/01/09 | Chris Davis
    Shanghai, China—As the Fourth of July approaches, Shanghai Multi Fortune International Trading Company, LTD, has designed, and will begin to sell its new innovation—a Rush Limbaugh Piñata. With the mainstream media beating Limbaugh to a pulp over the Sonia Sotomayor comments, the designer of the piñata—Chin Kuuk—designed this stroke of brilliance for families to enjoy during the holiday season. At the low cost of $99.99, Americans can own the life-size replica of Rush Limbaugh standing behind the “Golden EIB Microphone.” The piñata, filled with candies of all kinds, also emits the words—“Sotomayor and Obama are racists”—when Limbaugh is hit in...
  • How Young Engineers and Our Economy Are Betrayed

    04/29/2009 6:49:17 AM PDT · by seatrout · 181 replies · 4,094+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4/29/09 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Large corporations prefer to use H-1B visas to hire foreign engineers and computer technicians. H-1B workers increased threefold during the Clinton administration, and CEOs are constantly demanding that the number be raised or even unlimited. Large corporations prefer H-1B foreigners because they work for lower wages with fewer rights. A recent study by researchers at top business schools reported that H-1B visas depress wages for software engineers and programmers by as much as 6 percent. The cumulative effect, as described by another study, depresses wages even more. Many U.S. engineers even lost their jobs just after they were required to...
  • What is all of the Catholic Tripe Taking up our space [The Pope Stole my Question Mark!]

    03/18/2009 5:17:08 PM PDT · by BooBoo1000 · 375 replies · 5,280+ views
    MYSELF | 3/18/09 | BooBoo1000
    Why are we being bombarded with all of this Cathholic Hog Wash? This is supposed to be a forum for new news and political discussion. Now we are flooded with all of this Religious what ever. If I wanted to read or be exposed to all of that I would join their Church.
  • A Moment of Clarity

    02/26/2009 8:19:23 AM PST · by yukruk · 30 replies · 769+ views
    me ^ | February26,2009 | yukruk
    I experienced a moment of clarity: The Republican coalition can not stand the dominance of the neocons. 1) Communism possessed a powerful military force with numerous nuclear weapons. Radical Islam does not threaten us in the same way. 2) Businessmen do not feel as threatened by Islam. 3) Some in the Republican coalition will worry that Israel is using us. 4) Converting Moslems into our friends is made harder by our Middle Eastern conquests. The Communists were easier to convert by conquest, they rarely held any real love for Communism. Neoconservatives can be a part of the coalition, but they...
  • The Hate-Bush Network, Minus Bush

    02/16/2009 5:58:20 AM PST · by SJackson · 82 replies · 2,117+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | February 16, 2009 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    You won't hear executives at MSNBC chanting "yes we can." The network that they cobbled together as a TV version of the left-wing screed Air America is in the ratings dumper. Advertising dollars that have never been easy are getting thinner. Since the inauguration of Barack Obama, Bill O'Reilly and the Fox News Channel have owned prime time -- although O'Reilly has owned prime time for years. One night last week, for example, O'Reilly scored 3.5 million views compared to Olbermann's 1.4 million. Keith Olbermann may need to go back to sports. MSNBC is in big trouble without Bush to...
  • Religion is the problem. [Piñata for the RF]

    01/19/2009 4:40:38 PM PST · by gpk9 · 82 replies · 1,959+ views
    January 19, 2009 | gpk9
    Religion is the problem, just like government is the problem. In both cases people have beliefs that don't fit reality. In both cases people try to push their beliefs on other people. In both cases people believe in fairytales that just aren't true. They have no factual support. In both cases people believe "faith" should substitute for facts, like with Obama for instance, and Bush for that matter, and "going to heaven" for instance, and an "ever-burning hell" for that matter. In both cases you can't say what you think. In both cases you have to be "politically correct." In...
  • Republicans long term gain if Obamanation wins

    05/25/2008 7:52:30 PM PDT · by jyro · 87 replies · 230+ views
    05/25/2008 | Jyro
    I'm currently of the opinion the disaster that has been president Bush for the last few years (yes, I was a supporter of George till he quit being a conservative) should cause Obamanation to win. I'm all for fighting the war over there. What I'm not for is letting the current congressional majority pass whatever they want and the President not showing any leadership skills with Republicans currently in congress. RINO's like McCain have ruined the party with their descent to moderation from Regan style Republican values. Obama should win this election so the nation can see the real differences...
  • Checkmate! A Hillary Move To The Right Would Capture The King And End The Game

    04/26/2008 2:44:14 PM PDT · by levotb · 67 replies · 124+ views
    self | 4/26/08 | levotb
    An Obama nomination is now in doubt. Hillary has won every large state except Obama's own Illinois. The momentum is all Hillary's. It's time to consider "who" she might pick to beat McCain. Hillary has shown she can now be the "moderate" Dem and even a populist. Obama's fall and McCain's unpopularity with conservatives shows the country does not want a liberal (McCain) or a Socialist (Obama) for President. While she will pull our troops out of that toilet bowl/hellhole called Iraq, she's decidedly for winning in Afghanistan. That's hardly "a leftist" position! She's come out against dl's for illegals....
  • Absolut-ely Ridiculous

    04/05/2008 11:10:53 AM PDT · by Dane · 69 replies · 766+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 3, 2008 | Rick Moran
    Absolut-ely Ridiculous Rick Moran Take a look at this map that Absolut Vodka is using in its latest campaign in Mexico and the US: Now I have an open mind about a lot of things. But somehow, giving California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon, and about 4 other states to Mexico because they don't like a treaty they signed after losing a war 160 years ago seems a little too much in the way of good neighborliness if you ask me. The word is "reconquista." The open borders crowd tells us that this is a myth, that the issue of...
  • Even Fred Thompson doubts he'll be president

    11/06/2007 6:35:37 AM PST · by Romneyfor President2008 · 135 replies · 97+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | November 6, 2007 | Toby Harnden
    Even Fred Thompson doesn’t think he will become president. Chatting off-air to a television reporter, a stunningly candid off-the-cuff quip from the Hollywood actor cemented the impression that his heart is not in the 2008 race. Trying to encourage his studio to hurry up so an interview could start, Carl Cameron of Fox News said into his microphone: “The next president of the United States has a schedule to keep.” Standing beside him, a deadpan Mr Thompson interjected: “And so do I.” As some Thompson aides looked bemused and others cringed, a taken-aback Mr Cameron, Fox’s chief political correspondent, exclaimed:...
  • Fred Thompson off to a bad start [Hmmmmmm, I'd say somebody else is]

    08/21/2007 6:13:13 PM PDT · by ForEternity · 237 replies · 5,228+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | Jake Tapper
    Moreover, when Thompson filed his disclosure form with the IRS, he revealed that $72,000 of the $3.4 million raised is to be used for the general election. Former FEC General Counsel, Larry Noble told the Washington Post "I think it's problematic. Clearly it's a red flag."
  • The NIMBY versus the PINATA Cliche of the Housing Affordability Crisis

    02/14/2007 9:41:47 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 12 replies · 742+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | February 14, 2007 | Wayne Lusvardi
    The NIMBY versus the PINATA Cliche of the Housing Affordability Crisis The Pasadena Pundit - Feb. 14, 2007 There are numerous factors that reportedly contribute to the so-called housing affordability crisis in California: lack of land, high development fees and exactions, open space and environmental requirements which didn't exist in prior decades, no more infrastructure financing from surrounding homeowners after Prop. 13, etc. But, perhaps, there is another factor that has gone mostly unrecognized: the dominant paradigm from which we see the affordable housing crisis. It is the paradigm best known by the acronym "NIMBY" (Not-In-My-Back-Yard-ism). Government officials, developers and...
  • Why so many garbage articles?

    08/16/2006 6:33:48 AM PDT · by Idaho Whacko · 129 replies · 2,769+ views
    me | me
    When I check into this site, often there were interesting discussions from the day before I want to look at. But they are already buried 4 pages deep because it seems some people just post anything they find. Who cares about a radio station promotional announcements, Bruno Kirby dying, or any of this other tripe that some people are posting up. I'm new here, but it seems that some guys are pretty much spamming the blog with articles that rate a "1" on the who gives a crap meter. If it isn't something that we will still remember in 10...
  • Millvale: Former Mayoral Candidate Charged (Our licensed lib is unusually tiresome today)

    08/06/2006 11:21:57 AM PDT · by MurryMom · 16 replies · 586+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | August 6, 2006 | P-G Staff
    Thomas McPherson, a Millvale resident and unsuccessful Republican mayoral candidate in the borough last year, was arrested yesterday on charges that he threatened a minority family moving into a residence next door to his house. Mr. McPherson, 46, of Sample Street, was charged with ethnic intimidation, simple assault, terroristic threats and disorderly conduct. Police said after words were exchanged between Mr. McPherson and members of the family, Mr. McPherson went inside his house and came back out with a gun in its holster strapped on his body. Police said he pulled the gun half-way out at one point in the...
  • The End of Christianity in Iraq

    07/26/2006 9:31:27 AM PDT · by OrthodoxPresbyterian · 97 replies · 1,887+ views
    Christians of Iraq ^ | July 24, 2006 | Glen Chancy
    The End of Christianity in Iraq by Glen ChancyJuly 24, 2006Christians of Iraq.ComThe news from Iraq has been especially grim of late. Daily it seems violent death is everywhere in the form of car bombings at mosques and other public facilities, ethnic cleansing carried out by militias roving about the streets seeking victims, even soldiers and police doubling as sectarian enforcers. The statistics themselves tell a grim tale. Baghdad's morgue is receiving nearly twice as many dead Iraqis each day as it did last year. In June 2005, the Baghdad morgue was receiving 700 to 800 bodies a month, or...
  • Unity08 Watch - Be a Delegate to a National Political Convention - No experience Required

    07/19/2006 8:28:31 AM PDT · by AndyTheRed · 11 replies · 276+ views
    www.unity08.com ^ | July 19th 2006 | AndyTheRed
    Unity08 is an online community with the stated purpose of nominating a bi-partisan presidential ticket. The twist is ANY registered voter can be a delegate to their convention! FR folks need to get there and register and have their voice heard (but don't donate money!). Their closely held board includes Lindsay "Valentine" Ullman, also a key mover in the non-partisan but very leftist "Roosevelt Institituion". Also on the website is a wide open Blog- "Shoutbox" where the progressives currently rule. Get involved on the ground floor! You also can get a free bumper sticker for your collection.
  • Press release: McCain finds the spotlight once again

    05/12/2006 11:23:24 AM PDT · by meandog · 49 replies · 351+ views
    Straight Talk America | Apr 11, 2006 | John McCain
    U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement: “I want to assure the American people that the cosponsors of the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act, and the senators who worked to find a compromise last week that would have won the support of a substantial Senate majority remain totally committed to returning to this issue when the Senate returns from recess. “The public expects Congress to address comprehensively this national problem recognizing both the vulnerability of our inadequately protected borders and the need to allow an earned path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants who work...
  • We Speak of Terrorism. America=Terrorism? (Yes, children, you may keep it).

    04/23/2006 5:29:24 PM PDT · by IKScott · 222 replies · 3,565+ views
    I wonder if America is called a terrorist organization now days. In my opinion we literally are. If you look at it from a perspective. We tell countries what they can and what they can't do. If they don't abide we basically go to war with them and change their government and maybe to an extent their culture for them. Is this not a form of terrorism? To force a country to do something against their will. In my opinion it is, but that's just me. An it's not just with Iran and Iraq, which are recent acts of this,...
  • How is Your Voting Strategy Working Out?

    04/16/2006 1:52:39 PM PDT · by rodeocowboy · 307 replies · 2,784+ views
    Constitution Pary ^ | 11-02-2005 | John Leone - Candidate for New Jersey State Assembly
    Question for conservatives who vote for Republican candidates every few years because the Republicans are the "lesser of two evils." P> How is your voting strategy working out? Since "conservative" Republicans have taken over the House of Representatives 11 years ago, the expansion of government has continued at every level. Nothing has been done to stop the holocaust of abortion. Gay marriage under the guise of "civil unions" is becoming a norm in our society. Our government continues in its Wilsonian tradition of globe-trotting and nation-building with the precious blood of American soldiers fertilizing the subjected nations, making them "safe...
  • (Mini Vanity)What happened to the Iranian Oil Bourse?

    03/20/2006 10:19:02 AM PST · by DrBombbay · 3 replies · 471+ views
    I was wondering....wasnt March 20th the deadline? LOL....
  • Is President Bush and comedian Rush Limbaugh Undermining the Morale of the U.S. Troops?

    02/27/2006 10:09:57 AM PST · by Brian_Baldwin · 104 replies · 3,896+ views
    opinion | 02/27/2006 | brianbaldwin
    For some people, who they play golf with is more important than the morale of the U.S. troops who are trying to defend us from Arab terrorism. Opps - I’m sorry . . . We are not allowed to say “Arab” terrorism. In fact, even the term Islamic terrorism is a no-no with some. I mean, the Nazis, there weren’t just Germans. There were Arabs for example, who were Nazis. Kosovars who were Nazis, and such. And today, Iranians aren’t Arabs, but many are Islamic terrorists. And so, just as it would have been wrong to call it a war...
  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/12/2006 7:39:47 AM PST · by a true thinker · 336 replies · 7,739+ views
    There's no helping you. This site is now just a diversion -- like a train wreck. This site is inherently for and about raving egomaniacs, and Jim's site policies -- which amount to excluding reality and actual dialogue in favor of political/militaristic pornography -- is conducive to cognitive dissonance, which at the times your worldview is threatened leads you into psychotic breaks (on the political cognitive plane, that is, and just maybe in other realms too). Not to mention that your baseline politics is based in mythology about American demographics, science, economics, ethics etc. You spoonfeed each other in the...
  • A Young Bush Appointee Resigns His Post at NASA

    02/08/2006 8:33:55 AM PST · by MurryMom · 369 replies · 5,286+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 8, 2006 | Andrew C. Revkin
    George C. Deutsch, the young presidential appointee at NASA who told public affairs workers to limit reporters' access to a top climate scientist and told a Web designer to add the word "theory" at every mention of the Big Bang, resigned yesterday, agency officials said. Mr. Deutsch's resignation came on the same day that officials at Texas A&M University confirmed that he did not graduate from there, as his résumé on file at the agency asserted.
  • Doing Unto Others as They Did Unto Us

    11/15/2005 6:18:31 AM PST · by MurryMom · 90 replies · 1,519+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Nov. 14, 2005 | Greg Bloche and Jonathan Marks
    Washington — How did American interrogation tactics after 9/11 come to include abuse rising to the level of torture? Much has been said about the illegality of these tactics, but the strategic error that led to their adoption has been overlooked. The Pentagon effectively signed off on a strategy that mimics Red Army methods. But those tactics were not only inhumane, they were ineffective. For Communist interrogators, truth was beside the point: their aim was to force compliance to the point of false confession.
  • Threatened to banishment on Free Republic (And zotted, just because)

    09/30/2005 9:57:16 AM PDT · by buckeyeconvert · 212 replies · 5,855+ views
    Has anyone here ever been banned from FR and you are a sincere conservative, not just some troll? If so, why were you banned? Just a question..
  • Maybe it's time FINALLY to go and get Osama? Remember Osama? Anybody? Anybody?

    07/07/2005 12:35:25 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 322 replies · 10,405+ views
    churchillbuff
    I was lectured on Freerepublic that I was supposed to "feel safer" because we captured Saddam -- even though there's no evidence that he was behind 9-11. Osama is the guy that Bush promised to get "dead or alive" -- but four years later, he's still out there, free as a jail bird.Maybe it's time to refocus on the mastermind and culprits who were behind 9-11? Prediction: I'll get flamed as a "DU provacateur" for advocating that we go after somebody who killed 3000-plus people on American soil.
  • Are we all equal on FR?

    05/27/2005 8:31:06 AM PDT · by JoeV1 · 740 replies · 10,815+ views
    I wonder if the rules on this forum are applied equally? Several weeks ago I was denied posting privileges because I jokingly advocated a "plan b" in fighting the so far failed war on illegal immigration. My "plan b" was to have border guards retreat to within 200 yards of the border and while fitted with night vision goggles simply drop any illegals attempting to gain access to America. Now frankly I am not concerned with the fact I was denied posting privileges for a day(reason given was "advocating violence")but I wonder if the folks who post pictures of exploding...
  • Fafblog Interviews TOM DELAY, FUGITIVE!

    04/19/2005 5:22:21 PM PDT · by Natty Boh · 9 replies · 676+ views
    fafblog ^ | April 18, 2005 | Fafnir
    Today's interview is with House Majority Leader Tom Delay. As you know, this will be the first interview with Rep. Delay since he escaped from the police on the way to the death house after bein wrongly accused a killin his wife. How do we get these interviews! FAFBLOG: So, how's things, Tom Delay? TOM DELAY: Terrible, Fafnir. I'm a fugitive from the law... hunted by partisan Democrats obsessed with my capture and accused of killing my own wife! FAFBLOG: Oh no! We have to team up an find the real culprit an clear your good name! TOM DELAY: Well,...
  • If Schiavo Represents U.S. Govt Protection ... who needs it?

    03/26/2005 11:07:43 AM PST · by lodwick · 12 replies · 516+ views
    Disc.Server ^ | 3/26/2005 | Bob Scheidt
    The game being played by U.S. Authorities, the Bush punks and the Press, et al., is one of mental cruelty that permeates the mind and soul of the entire nation, if not the entire world. Whether or not the U.S. has been a Christian Nation since it's inception is questionable because those in power have generally been psychopathic liars, thieves and demogogues, while their subservient citizenery have considered themselves Christian. This dichotomy remained hidden for a couple of centuries as America progressed from an agrarian / farming society to the Industrialized Military Arm of a fascistic World Governing class. Today,...
  • Culture of Death (ZOT!!! His appeals exhausted, and clemency denied, troll goes to the chair.)

    01/13/2005 8:55:45 AM PST · by Pinko · 268 replies · 4,194+ views
    The New York Review of Books ^ | 1/13/05 | Sister Helen Prejean
    Feature Death in Texas By Sister Helen Prejean 1. In the twenty-first century, a state governor represents the last vestige of the "divine right of kings," because he has absolute power over life and death— especially when such power is entrusted to politicians motivated more by expediency than by conscience. Faced with a pending execution, no governor wants to appear callous about human life. So governors appoint pardons boards and meet with legal counselors, who take the political heat for controversial cases. All governors claim to agonize over death penalty decisions. All claim to scrutinize every possible angle of the...
  • Is USA the best country in the world?(Damn Right It Is, You Filthy Troll!-Zot!)

    12/26/2004 4:59:03 PM PST · by lumi_kartuuni · 121 replies · 1,780+ views
    lumi kartuuni
    And why? Is patriotism something that belongs to the past, or should every citizen of every nation kiss their flag no matter what it represents? If one love one's countries symbols enough, one could easilier be fooled by people flashing these symbols at any opportunity. Has any person in any nation any time wondered if his truth served by media could be coloured, so that he was seeing most of the world through the eyes of others?
  • DAM those Christmas Banning Libs. (ZOT!!! Formerly live chow, euthanized.)

    12/22/2004 9:46:52 AM PST · by COroge08 · 310 replies · 11,383+ views
    Post the latest OUTRAGEOUS things being done against God and Christmas ther you hear of here... A Kid was SUSPENDED indefintley from his school for saying God Bless, in his morning announcments. A Teacher was fined for refusing to take down a banner that Read Merry Christmas...yet the jewish teacher next to her had a menorah
  • Border Inspectors Find Girl Sealed In Piñata

    11/12/2004 10:03:31 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 38 replies · 1,839+ views
    NBC SanDiego.com ^ | 11/12/04 | AP
    SAN DIEGO -- Inspectors checking the car of a smuggler at the U.S.-Mexican border found a girl hiding inside a piñata. They said they've seen all kinds of attempts to smuggle people into the country, but this was an odd case. Vince Bond of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers at the Tecate Port of Entry found the girl on Nov. 2 when they removed several piñatas from the car and one seemed much heavier than the others. The girl, who is about 4 or 5 years old, was carefully sealed inside, but she was able to breathe. The...
  • ZOT!! I love Michael Moore

    10/13/2004 10:21:02 AM PDT · by Choke8 · 150 replies · 3,375+ views
    My Brain | 10-13-04 | Tavia
    The last time I posted somthing all it said was "Why not let others enjoy this event?" (referring the Michael Moore coming to speak at UVSC, Which I will be at in support of Moore)I went on looking at what other people had to say, when I clicked "Reply to post" a message came up saying "Your posting privileges have been revoked" now why is that? what did I say that was so wrong. Its to bad everyone on this site is so close-minded. I already know that this will be taken off and my "posting privileges" will once again...
  • Sitting this one out (open letter to RNC)

    08/21/2004 9:06:29 AM PDT · by wdkeller · 435 replies · 6,692+ views
    me | 8/21/04 | me
    TO: Republican National Committee Cc: Butler Co. Republican party Ohio Republican Party George W. Bush Subject: Sitting this one out As a conservative, I have become increasingly disappointed at the leftward drift of the Republican Party under the leadership of George W. Bush. His monetary and immigration policies are prime examples. I have come to the conclusion that he is, quite simply, unacceptable. Furthermore, the overall position of the Republican Party is too far to the left to suit me. The argument that "the other guy is worse" is invalid. There is now such an indiscernible difference between the Republican...
  • My thoughts ZOT

    08/16/2004 10:55:19 AM PDT · by Headfulofghosts · 326 replies · 3,747+ views
    Can someone give me an exact answer, why doesn't Kerry come out against the war, when all of the facts back him up, as of now he's got my vote. However, he should drop this " allies" thing, because it really is a bunch of bull, it's as bad as Bush saying that there is still WMD, i mean come on, is there anyone who actually belives this- that France, Germany, and Russia well come along to our ' side." Complete wishful thinking, the world has changed, there is no soviet union, and the world hates the US, for some...
  • Vanity (ZOT!!! Hey, he said DON'T make ... uh, clever remarks.)

    07/30/2004 7:53:21 PM PDT · by DJ1965 · 93 replies · 1,468+ views
    Bitter Troll | 30 JUL 04 | DJ1965
    Hello all, I am not a troll. I have had my posting privileges revoked, reason: retread. What the hell does that mean? I notice a lot of chicken littles on this site, i've been lurking and posting under different names for about a year now and somehow always managed to get yanked. I'm a little sick of it. Hell i even donated to FR. I emailed JR and asked him what was up but he hasn't written me back. Can anyone tell me what the deal is without accusing me of trollism and without the smart ass remarks?
  • KERRY'S VIEW ON ABORTION IS NOT SO CONTRADICTORY (Wrong. ZOT!!!)

    07/11/2004 4:03:45 PM PDT · by lulu21 · 115 replies · 4,435+ views
    7/11/04 | lulu
    I just wanted to make a statement regarding Kerry's views on abortion. I wanted to find out what his opinion was, so I came to this website. I found article talking about how he supposidly 'opposes' abortion. Then the same author discusses how in other statements, he has said it is the woman's right. Now, he is being criticized for having contradicting statements. I just wanted to clear this up. His actual words in saying he opposed abortion were, "There is something called freedom of conscience in the Catholic Church. I oppose abortion, personally. I don't like abortion. I believe...
  • Bush's Erratic Behavior Worries White House Aides (Doug Thompson and unsourced quotes)

    06/04/2004 10:45:29 AM PDT · by dead · 308 replies · 3,740+ views
    Capitol Hill Blue ^ | Jun 4, 2004, 06:15 | DOUG THOMPSON
    President George W. Bush’s increasingly erratic behavior and wide mood swings has the halls of the West Wing buzzing lately as aides privately express growing concern over their leader’s state of mind. In meetings with top aides and administration officials, the President goes from quoting the Bible in one breath to obscene tantrums against the media, Democrats and others that he classifies as “enemies of the state.” Worried White House aides paint a portrait of a man on the edge, increasingly wary of those who disagree with him and paranoid of a public that no longer trusts his policies in...
  • This new forum setup just sucks...

    05/14/2004 7:42:22 PM PDT · by NTW64 · 325 replies · 405+ views
    Me | NTW64
    This new forum setup just sucks...Why do people always ruin a good thing? I used to like coming here, now its like navigating some bloatware site. Is there a reason for this?
  • Esteemed journalist lectures on ethics (L.A. TIMES EDITOR WARNS: Rise of 'Pseudo-Journalism')

    05/09/2004 9:00:58 AM PDT · by Vision · 85 replies · 435+ views
    Oregon Daily Emerald ^ | 5/09/04 | Ayisha Yahya
    The media industry has been infested by the rise of pseudo-journalists who go against journalism's long tradition to serve the public with accurate information, Los Angeles Times Editor John S. Carroll told a packed room in the Gerlinger Lounge on Thursday. Carroll delivered the annual Ruhl Lecture, titled "The Wolf in Reporter's Clothing: The Rise of Pseudo-Journalism in America." The lecture was sponsored by the School of Journalism and Communication. "All over the country there are offices that look like newsrooms and there are people in those offices that look for all the world just like journalists, but they are...
  • Are Democrats welcome here?

    05/06/2004 9:09:25 AM PDT · by joe_northrop · 302 replies · 846+ views
    Is anyone of the Democratic persuasion welcome here, or are you crazy Republicans going to kick me off? Do any of you know how freaking ridiculous things are getting with George Bush in office? Let's do the list: assaults the environment, rising unemployment, rising gas prices, rising hatred of us across the globe, a phony war with over 700 Americans dead, POW torture, overtime pay almost done away with.....the list goes on and on. It's CRAZY.
  • War Propaganda (ZOT!!! Warmonger mod drops the bomb.)

    05/03/2004 11:42:06 AM PDT · by raysol · 92 replies · 584+ views
    5/1/04 | Charley Reece
    > > by Charley Reese > > If you step back a moment and think about it, you will realize that you are > constantly being propagandized to approve of war - not just the wars in > Afghanistan and Iraq, but war generically. > > We should resist. War is killing, maiming and disfiguring human beings. It > is so disgusting and horrible in reality that even the most "realistic" > Hollywood movie sanitizes it. The news media sanitize it. The government > sanitizes war because it doesn't want you to see the coffins. Most of all, > it...
  • OUR MERCENARY US MILITARY

    05/01/2004 6:00:08 PM PDT · by raysol · 49 replies · 300+ views
    self | 5/1/04 | self
    Have gun will travel/NOT Compare & contrast these 2 quotes given that our troops are in over 100 foreign lands(where we dont belong).So much for original intent .Guess we know better than the founding fathers who werent serious after all. * “America goes not abroad [i.e., overseas] in search of monsters to destroy. She [i.e., America] is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve...
  • Ferret: why I'm alarmed by FR & will never post here ever again (except for my 9 replies & counting)

    03/16/2004 4:38:03 AM PST · by bicycle thug · 411 replies · 1,399+ views
    Originally posted elsewhere ^ | 2004-03-08 | Michael Joseph McCarthy
    <p>Mod update: To put this "opus" in perspective, some additional information compliments of a thorough FReeper, dighton.</p> <p>I am Michael Joseph McCarthy, well known forest activist in Eugene, Oregon who ran against Scott Meisner for City Council last election. I am a Member of the Pacific Green Party who wants this scoundrel in office now thrown out.</p>
  • WILL SADDAM CUT A DEAL?

    12/18/2003 6:09:25 AM PST · by CWOJackson · 201 replies · 1,228+ views
    Anti-War.Com ^ | Justin Raimondo