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  • Repealing Healthcare Is a Losing Hand ( RINO=Toast )

    07/05/2012 9:25:51 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 44 replies ^ | July 5 2012 | WILLIAM TUCKER
    I hate to be a pessimist, but I think the Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare and the individual mandate has dealt a serious blow to Mitt Romney's election hopes. Right now Republicans are in danger of playing the losing hand of making the election about Obamacare. If it comes to an up-or-down vote on the bill, Republicans will lose. First let's consider what might have been. If the Supreme Court had voted 5-4 that the individual mandate was unconstitutional, the President would have had egg on his face. He would have looked incompetent. Remember, this election is not going to...
  • In 1998, Gingrich sought advice from Penn State coach Joe Paterno (Video)

    02/02/2012 11:32:02 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 25 replies
    TheDC ^ | February 2, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Nearly 14 years ago in an appearance on “The Charlie Rose Show,” former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich revealed that he had sought advice from Pennsylvania State University coach Joe Paterno while at the helm of the U.S. House of Representatives. “I’ve talked to Joe Paterno at Penn State a couple of times and said, ‘Alright, I’m not getting this thing done right. What would you change?’ He gave me very good advice about how he coaches and how he brings along his assistant coaches and how he deals with the players. He said, ‘First of all, you’ve got...
  • Man Almost Takes Woman's Baby From Cemetery

    07/21/2011 6:29:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 37 replies
    KIII TV3 ^ | Jul 21, 2011 | KIII TV3
    PREMONT (Kiii News) - A man, thought to be an illegal immigrant, is on the loose after reportedly attacking two women at a cemetery in Premont Wednesday night. Police, sheriff's deputies, and border patrol agents never found the man. The women say the man came out of nowhere, claiming to be from Mexico and in need of a ride to Houston. That man reportedly pushed the two women, grabbed one of their car keys, got in their SUV, and then tried to drive off with one of the lady's five month-old baby in the backseat. The women recently recounted to...
  • Need to blow off steam. I feel like my life is utterly pointless.

    02/16/2011 9:31:50 AM PST · by JamesP81 · 298 replies
    2-16-2011 | JamesP81
    I don't really have anybody I can talk to about this that would understand. I don't expect FR too either, but it's as good a place as any to vent. You know what I do? I get up every day and go to work. I do my job and get my work done. I come home. I do it again the next day. And then again, and again, and again. When I am dead, the most anyone will ever say about me is "he went to work ever day". If I were to simply drop dead, everything would pretty much...
  • Obama pardons 9 people

    12/03/2010 7:33:10 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 3, 2010 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has granted the first pardons of his presidency, to nine people convicted of crimes including possessing drugs, counterfeiting and even mutilating coins. No one well-known was on the list, and some of the crimes dated back decades or had drawn little more than a slap on the wrist in the first place - such as the Pennsylvania man sentenced in 1963 to probation and a $20 fine for mutilating coins. The mutilation of coins occurred when a young Marine made dimes out of pennies, cutting the lip off, to use the coins in vending...
  • Top 5 Quotations Of Obama’s First 100 Days

    04/29/2009 2:58:31 PM PDT · by nateriver · 3 replies · 463+ views
    On the occasion of President Obama’s first 100 days in office, Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) highlights five memorable quotations from the Obama Administration:
  • Suspect held in fatal stabbing (victim, 73, was retired AF colonel)

    07/10/2007 6:02:29 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 43 replies · 1,757+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | HENRI BRICKEY AND ERIC FINLEY
    Suspect held in fatal stabbing BY HENRI BRICKEY AND ERIC FINLEY AVALANCHE-JOURNAL Lubbock Police arrested a 25-year-old man in the Monday evening stabbing death of a retired U.S. Air Force colonel. Donald J. McCullough, 73, was killed around 5:30 p.m. inside the garage of his Southwest Lubbock home as he unloaded dry cleaning from his SUV. He and his wife were headed to San Antonio today to attend the Air Force retirement ceremony of their son, said a longtime friend who later arrived at the scene. Police didn't know Monday evening why a man ran into McCullough's garage, fought with...
  • "The Holiday" movie review

    12/31/2006 1:29:53 PM PST · by A_perfect_lady · 18 replies · 719+ views
    My seething mind | Dec. 31, 2006 | Moi
    It is rare that a movie affects me so profoundly that I feel compelled to write about it, but Nancy Meyers' "The Holiday," starring Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, and Jack Black, is just such a movie: It is so bad it drove me from the theater before it was even finished. I pride myself on sitting through to the bitter end during even the most ridiculous movies. It's how I got through What Dreams May Come, with clenched teeth and steely determination. But pride goeth before an evacuation, and after one hour and forty minutes, my friend and...
  • Poll: Gore and Kerry would now beat Bush (LAUGH ALERT)

    08/12/2006 12:45:23 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 82 replies · 1,462+ views
    North Jersey Media Group / SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE ^ | Saturday, August 12, 2006 | THOMAS HARGROVE and GUIDO H. STEMPEL III
    President Bush has become so unpopular in recent months that he'd have a hard time beating Al Gore or John Kerry if he had to face his former Democratic rivals again this year, according to a Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll. And the president would be thrashed if he had to run against his own father, George Herbert Walker Bush, losing by more than a 3-to-1 margin in a theoretical match-up in which people were asked to pick between father and son. The 2000 and 2004 elections are among a very few presidential races that Americans would change, according to interviews...
  • The Roe Over Miers

    10/15/2005 5:03:05 AM PDT · by joesbucks · 18 replies · 305+ views
    10/14/05 | self
    Many in the Evangelical, pro-life and other cultural conservative camps have seen the latest vacancy on the Supreme Court as THE appointment that will finally tip the philosophy of the Supreme Court far enough right to present a case that could overturn the bitterly divisive Roe vs Wade court decision of the 70's. Certainly there are many sides to this complex issue that has torn the country for over 30 years. A reading of the Supreme Court decision offers an amazing writing that draws not only from the 14th amendment and what has been termed the right to privacy, but...
  • Limbaugh Turnoff

    08/24/2005 5:35:23 AM PDT · by PolishProud · 277 replies · 6,293+ views
    Aug 24, 2005 | polishproud
    (I am a staunch conservative converted to the right by Rush Limbaugh. I remember the exact issue of my conversion - Limbaugh pointed out that so called cuts in federal spending were actually cuts in the growth of spending. Clinton's duplicity in using the words "spending cuts" insulted my sense of what defines honesty as did Clinton in general. But over the years I have become critical of talk show hosts. )In my opinion the best hosts are as follows; Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt, Denver's Mike Rosen and Laura Ingraham. Hosts that suffer by comparison include Sean Hannity,...
  • Bush's SCOTUS Pick: The Last Betrayal?

    07/19/2005 11:02:47 AM PDT · by faithincowboys · 186 replies · 1,929+ views
    If as it appears Bush will nominate a moderate named Edith Clement to the Court, will the Right bolt from the GOP in next years midterms? Bush, someone I have been a big fan of, is turning out to be a heck of a disappoinment. He hasn't controlled the borders and apparently only used the promise to appoint "strict constructionists" as a cynical ploy to get re-elected. Bush, like his father before him, is proving to be a huge demoralizer for the Right.
  • Ted Kennedy Jokes

    06/26/2005 6:06:55 PM PDT · by WillMalven · 52 replies · 7,449+ views
    Well, I call him Orca...the killer whale. "Hey Teddy, What if I'm pregnant?" "Don't worry Mary-Joe, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it." Bumper sticker seen on car. "More people were killed in Ted Kennedy's car than at Three Mile Island."
  • FYI: Beware of Automatic Payroll Deposits

    06/14/2005 8:43:07 AM PDT · by The Ghost of FReepers Past · 46 replies · 752+ views
    The Ghost of FReepers Past
    Have you signed up with your employer for an automatic payroll deposit? Then be warned. The employer has access to your bank account for 5 days after the deposit is made. Technically, the employer can only debit your account to reverse an error. BUT IN REALITY, he can debit your account for the full amount of your check for any reason he chooses. Revenge. Coercion. Whatever. Your bank won't care; it's not their problem. His bank won't care, or they may fake it and just not call you back. The ACH people won't care. Mid-America Payment Exchange won't care (it's...
  • Maureen Dowd - All Smarm, No Point.

    01/24/2005 6:15:46 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 1 replies · 307+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | Monday, January 24, 2005 | .cnI redruM
    Maureen Dowd, as many of you have probably surmised, is no real fan of President Bush or anyone in his administration. She really isn't a fan of very much, except for perhaps, Sam Cooke and surprisingly Lawrence Summers. At least she found Summers a convenient jumping off point into her attack on Condelizza Rice. Maureen, while taking a sabatical from The Sandia Laboratory to pen a few columns for The New York Times, suggests that Condi brush up on her math skills. An amusing anecdote from a woman who thinks 32 years after the Roe v. Wade decision minus the...
  • Did anyone see the comedian on HBO, "A smoking pile of zotted ashes?"

    01/20/2005 8:10:38 PM PST · by Derek2012 · 110 replies · 3,131+ views
    Derek, RIP.
    Ever hear of how republican's always call the liberal left "Whiner's"? Well, take a look at Wa. State, ...who are the Whiner's now? LOTS OF LAUGHS! Boy, the shoes on the other foot now! I think it's great, don't you? These people deserve it..! Has anyone seen the comedian on HBO, who gave a discription of a "Republican"? Wow was that great, and very very true.
  • Kerry's slight of hand / Jim Lehrer's wink

    10/04/2004 12:32:26 PM PDT · by DAC21 · 12 replies · 567+ views
    10/4/04 | DAC22
    Sorry can't buy Fox's suggestion that Kerry pulled out a pen. Between Kerry's slight of hand trick and Lehrer's wink to Kerry after the debate. Somethings fishy.
  • Coffee+Imus+Biden=heartburn

    09/17/2004 5:07:27 AM PDT · by casafandango · 10 replies · 314+ views
    Imus Show | 9-1704 | Casafandango
    Imus and Biden made me put brandy in my breakfast coffee at 4:30am in my Baja retreat. Senor Fanning

    09/12/2004 3:59:01 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 762 replies · 21,351+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 9-12-04 | Matt Drudge
    <p>Dems are set to take to the airwaves anew with questions about President Bush's National Guard duty, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.</p> <p>Candidate Kerry apparently has rejected former President Clinton's advice not to get further locked in a 2004 Vietnam quagmire.</p>
  • North Korea Says Talks with U.S. Are Pointless

    08/23/2004 8:11:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 339+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/23/04 | Martin Nesirky - Reuters
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea (news - web sites) described President Bush (news - web sites) Monday as a tyrannical political imbecile who put Adolf Hitler in the shade and said Pyongyang could see no justification for talks with his administration. Six-party working-level talks on the communist North's nuclear weapons ambitions had been planned for August but have yet to materialize. The September date for more senior talks is also in question, although diplomats note Pyongyang often raises its rhetorical voice before attending talks or compromising. South Korea (news - web sites)'s foreign ministry said Monday its top nuclear negotiators...
  • Kerry Sticks Finger In Marine's Chest -- NOT! Here's the Proof

    08/03/2004 5:29:37 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 399 replies · 9,752+ views
    Mullings ^ | August 3. 2004
    The question is: "Is Kerry sticking his bony, well-manicured, girly, index finger in the chest of the Marine pictured here?" The answer is "No." After optimizing the pic with Photoshop and Image Optimizer, what looks like Kerry's finger is actually the top piece of a wooden frame that holds a mirror and is attached to the window. There is another mirror just like it behind the Marine, to the right of his elbow.
  • BUSH'S PAYROLL RECORDS FOUND!!! Pentagon Releases Bush's Guard Records

    07/23/2004 1:34:41 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 347 replies · 21,136+ views
    DRUDGE ^ | 7/24/04
    <p>WASHINGTON - The Pentagon (news - web sites) on Friday released payroll records from President Bush (news - web sites)'s 1972 service in the Alabama National Guard, saying its earlier contention the records were destroyed was an "inadvertent oversight."</p> <p>The records cover July through September of 1972, when Bush was working as a campaign volunteer in Alabama. The future president had been transferred from the Texas Air National Guard to the Alabama unit so he could stay in Alabama.</p>
  • American Idol Finals - Live Thread!!

    05/21/2003 4:24:46 PM PDT · by pbear8 · 1,323 replies · 2,729+ views
    Fox ^ | May 21, 2003 | all of us
  • If thousands of liberals protest against

    01/09/2003 8:09:24 AM PST · by hapy · 6 replies · 266+ views
    a war that hasn't started yet, but will soon, and no one really cares about their protest including the media
  • Permanent War State

    12/08/2002 10:31:12 PM PST · by GalvestonBeachcomber · 4 replies · 299+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 12/09/02 | Charley Reese
    The American republic died at Appomattox in 1865, replaced by a national government that has gradually evolved into an empire in a permanent state of war. Most of us don't pay much attention to such stuff as history and perspective. Certainly the news media don't. Nevertheless, there are consequences of living in a war state, both to our own individual freedom and to our pocketbooks. This past week, President Bush made a big deal about signing a military authorization bill with a $30 billion increase. Here we are, 12 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and without a...
  • Proofs of Evolution Examined - Answers to my Evolutionist Friends (excerpt)

    08/07/2002 3:02:38 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 100 replies · 1,028+ views ^ | 4-20-2002 | Thomas F. Heinze
    Answers to my Evolutionist Friends  ·   by Thomas F. Heinze This is the book I am working on now. Would you like to help?If you find a mistake, let me know. If you think of things Ishould have added, tell me. Whatever! Your comments do nothave to be favorable, but try to make them helpful.  (4-20-2002) Answers to my Evolutionist FriendsProofs of Evolution Examinedby Thomas F. Heinze  The theory of evolution gave credibility to atheism because it seemed to provide a scientific foundation which atheism had lacked. Before the theory most people believed that God had created. Many really wanted...