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  • Lindsey Graham: I 'Embrace' Being a 'Chamber of Commerce Republican'

    01/24/2014 12:08:50 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/24/14 | Matthew Boyle
    As the battle between the grassroots and the establishment sides of the Republican Party rages on, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is taking a very public stance on the side of the establishment. “I’m going to embrace being a Chamber of Commerce Republican,” Graham said in an interview with The Greenville News in Greenville, SC this week. The Chamber of Commerce represents the biggest group fighting on behalf of the GOP establishment in its ongoing battle with the Tea Party movement, becoming deeply involved in Republican primary elections and pushing comprehensive immigration reform on Capitol Hill. “There’s a fight in our...
  • Crowded S.C. Primary Poses Challenge for Graham

    08/03/2013 6:13:16 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 31 replies
    RCP ^ | 8-3-2013 | Scott Conroy
    Newcomer Nancy Mace and libertarian-leaning state Sen. Lee Bright are set to become the second and third GOP candidates to announce their intentions to run against the second-term senator, and political watchers in the Palmetto State believe the field may expand even further in the coming weeks. At first glance, when gaming out Graham’s chances of surviving a multi-candidate primary and going on to win re-election, the logic seems simple: the more competitors, the merrier. For a lawmaker who has long raised the ire of some rank-and-file conservatives with his deal-brokering and occasional breeches from Republican orthodoxy, there is a...
  • Carney Calls HS Intern's Question 'Ridiculous'... But Was It Really? (Zimmerman death threats)

    07/18/2013 9:29:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | July 18, 2013
    It's not every day that a high school student gets to ask a question at a White House press briefing. Yesterday, 16-year-old Gabe Finger, an intern at The Daily Caller, asked Press Secretary Jay Carney whether President Obama plans to take any action after the death threats to George Zimmerman and his family. Carney said he wasn't aware of any specific reports about death threats, but deferred to Florida authorities. He then brushed off the question as "ridiculous." Finger explained to Steve Doocy this morning that it was decided at the office what question would be asked and he had...
  • Is Obama gay?

    09/18/2012 8:03:43 PM PDT · by kreitzer · 134 replies
    Just Not Said ^ | 9/18/2012 | John Craig
    Is Obama gay? When I first heard a few days ago that Obama might be gay, my initial reaction was, that's ridiculous. He's married, has two kids, and he's never set off my gaydar. I had read a few years ago about Larry Sinclair, who claimed he had given Obama oral sex when Obama was a state senator. But at the time I just figured that any famous person is bound to attract a few loonies who will say anything to get publicity. But after I read the article linked two posts ago (and directly below), I started reading more...
  • Anderson Cooper: 'The fact is, I'm gay'

    07/02/2012 9:23:24 AM PDT · by Justaham · 101 replies
    Anderson Cooper, who has been reluctant to talk about his personal life in public, revealed that he is gay in an essay posted online on Monday. The CNN journalist said he had kept his sexual orientation private for personal and professional reasons, but came to think that remaining silent had given some people a mistaken impression that he was ashamed. "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself and proud," he wrote in a letter to Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast. Cooper, the son of Gloria...
  • Student harassed, expelled by school after demanding sexual abuse awareness

    04/30/2012 5:49:27 AM PDT · by AirborneDhampir · 55 replies
    Wspa.com ^ | 26 April 2012 | Melissa Keeney
    GREENVILLE, SC --- Just a week before graduation, 23 year old Chris Peterman should be preparing his cap and gown. Instead, the Bob Jones University student says he's fighting for the degree he believes he's earned, and he believes the popular television show "Glee" may be partly to blame.
  • Bradley Manning's Prison Hell

    12/17/2010 6:53:47 AM PST · by La Lydia · 93 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | December 17, 2010
    The last time Bradley Manning saw the world outside of a jail, most Americans had never heard of WikiLeaks. On Friday, Manning, the man whose alleged unauthorized release of hundreds of thousands of classified documents put the website and its controversial leader, Julian Assange, on the map, turns 23 behind bars. Since his arrest in May, Manning has spent most of his 200-plus days in solitary confinement...his attorney, David Coombs, revealed key details about Manning’s imprisonment and kind gestures from his family that provided a bit of comfort in the inmate's otherwise extremely harsh incarceration.... Manning asked for a list...
  • How 250,000 US embassy cables were leaked

    11/29/2010 8:24:00 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 122 replies · 2+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | 11/28/2010 | David Leigh
    It was childishly easy, according to the published chatlog of a conversation Manning had with a fellow-hacker. "I would come in with music on a CD-RW labelled with something like 'Lady Gaga' … erase the music … then write a compressed split file. No one suspected a thing ... [I] listened and lip-synched to Lady Gaga's Telephone while exfiltrating possibly the largest data spillage in American history." He said that he "had unprecedented access to classified networks 14 hours a day 7 days a week for 8+ months".
  • Listeners back station over on-air 'gay slur' "acting like a poofter"

    08/18/2010 6:03:10 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 32 replies
    http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz ^ | Aug 18.2010 | Kiri Gillespie
    A Tauranga radio station's row over the word poofter has come to a close, with listeners ruling the station should not have to apologise for using the gay slur on air. More FM's breakfast show came under fire after a host was accused of "acting like a poofter" and a complaint was made to the Broadcasting Standards Authority. The complaint was not upheld. Members of the gay community set up a Facebook page called "More FM - Say Sorry!" in response. Mediaworks and More FM general manager Tim Lockhart said 80 per cent of votes from listeners supported the Broadcasting...
  • A Rejoinder to David Brooks, or, Some Very Light Loafers to Fill

    05/29/2010 6:33:53 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 8 replies · 411+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | May 29, 2010 | grey_whiskers
    The New York Times token resident conservative, occupying the Larry Craig distinguished columnist chair, recently wrote a fascinating article (Two Theories of Change) on the differences between the French Revolution and the American revolution, based upon the differences between their respective philosophical bases. As usual, it is concise, contains a wealth of material, and draws from a wide variety of sources. Also, as usual, it is completely wrong: this piece virtually cries out for a Fisking. Let's start with the first two paragraphs, to get off on the wrong foot(*)."When I was in college I took a course in the...
  • Anti-Gay Lawmaker At Gay Club Before DUI Arrest

    03/04/2010 9:40:57 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 7 replies · 653+ views
    13 KOVR ^ | 3/4/2010 | 13 KOVR
    Sources tell CBS13 a state senator from Southern California was arrested for allegedly driving drunk after leaving Faces, a gay nightclub in midtown Sacramento, early Wednesday morning. The California Highway Patrol pulled over Senator Roy Ashburn at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday after an officer noticed a black Chevy Tahoe swerving at 13th and L Streets. Ashburn, a father of four, is a Republican Senator representing parts of Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino Counties with a history of opposing gay rights
  • Eric Massa to retire amid allegations he sexually harassed a male staffer

    03/03/2010 11:43:32 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 179 replies · 7,566+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/3/10
    Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) will not seek re-election after only one term in office. According to several House aides – on both sides of the aisle – the House ethics committee has been informed of allegations that Massa, who is married with two children, sexually harassed a male staffer. Massa and his office did not immediately respond to requests for comment, but his office has scheduled a press conference for later this afternoon. Massa, a 20-year Navy veteran, was elected to office last November. He serves on the Agriculture, Armed Services and Homeland Security committees.
  • Elton John 'Is A Sinner': Church Attacks Singer Over His Plan To Adopt Ukrainian Baby Boy

    09/15/2009 4:58:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies · 2,063+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | September 15, 2009
    Elton John 'Is A Sinner': Church Attacks Singer Over His Plan To Adopt Ukrainian Baby Boy By WILL STEWART Elton John was branded a 'sinner' by the Orthodox Church in Ukraine last night in the row over his wish to adopt a baby from the country. The comment came after officials confirmed there has been no application yet for the 62-year-old singer to adopt Lev, a 14-month-old boy whose mother has HIV. [Pic in URL] However, at least one government source speculated that liberal politicians might seek to put a law through the Ukrainian parliament to enable the pop star...
  • Thousands Calling For Apology To Founder Of Computer Science

    09/01/2009 6:56:26 AM PDT · by OldSpice · 207 replies · 4,431+ views
    Gizmodo Australia / BBC ^ | 1 Sept., 2009 | By Joanna Stern
      Alan Turing, who is said to be the father of modern computer science, was a WWII code-breaker until he was prosecuted by the British government for having homosexual relations. Thousands have now signed a petition calling for a government apology.Turing committed suicide two years after his prosecution in 1954, but was before given experimental chemical castration as a “treatment”. He is most well known for his NAZI enigma code breaking work for the British during the second World War and his helping establish a test to measure the intelligence of a machine which is now known as a Turing Test.So...
  • Barney Frank in Off-the-Cuff Moment Says "Public Option" is Best Way to Socialized Medicine - Video

    07/30/2009 7:39:46 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 31 replies · 2,068+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 30, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Rep. Barney Frank in an off-the-cuff moment admitting what we have known all along. Frank is confronted by someone as he walks to the elevator on why the Democrats are not demanding a "single-payer" Government Health Care System - in other words - total Socialized Medicine that is Government controlled. Frank said it would be "suicidal" to demand that because the votes just are not there. But he said if they can get ObamaCare passed with a "public option," it would lead to a "single-payer" system - that's the "best way" according to Frank. Frank reveals...
  • MSNBC to Cover Pulled Free Republic Thread on Monday's David Shuster Show

    07/11/2009 4:53:55 PM PDT · by kristinn · 871 replies · 18,849+ views
    Twitter and Daily Kos | Saturday, July 11, 2009 | Kristinn
    The Daily Kos has a post up quoting MSNBC personality David Shuster's Twitter page stating his show will be covering the controversy over Free Republic and comments about Malia Obama:@mikelord @thejoshuablog. We will cover this monday: http://bit.ly/3pqS7M. But follow @joetrippi for what can be done on-line. about 2 hours ago from webThe embedded link goes to the Vancouver Sun hit piece posted earlier to FROver at Twitter, the leftists are all in a hypocritical lather over FR.David Shuster is on sometime mid-afternoon East Coast time Monday-Friday.
  • Perez Hilton Talks About Miss USA Gay Marriage Question On MSNBC (Video)

    04/22/2009 10:40:45 AM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 26 replies · 906+ views
    Perez Hilton is giving gays a bad name. What a scumbag. Liberals just cannot accept someone with religious beliefs. They hate it.
  • Intolerant of eHarmony (eHarmony forced to have poofer dating)

    04/03/2009 9:30:06 AM PDT · by pissant · 36 replies · 1,122+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 4/3/09 | George Berkin
    The homosexual community now has its gay dating web site, paid for by a Christian businessman. And an honorable man of biblical beliefs has been bludgeoned into submission by the scam of "tolerance" and "non-discrimination" and the judicial tyranny of a New Jersey state agency. In November, eHarmony.com, a Christian-based matchmaking service, was strong-armed by the state Civil Rights Division and agreed to set up (or see here) a parallel web site for gays. The agreement was made after the state agency acted following a lawsuit filed by a gay man, who said he felt discriminated against. Complying with that...
  • Yes, He Is Gay- Clay Aiken Comes Out.

    09/23/2008 2:25:22 PM PDT · by rintense · 139 replies · 513+ views
    It's official. Clay Aiken has come out of the closet.
  • At New York Fund Raiser, Obama On Gay Marriage (Says He Might Support Gay Marriage In The Future

    05/20/2008 2:45:19 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies · 62+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | April 1, 2008 | Azi Paybarah
    Barack Obama attended a private fund-raiser with gay supporters here last week where, according to this account in The Advocate [link at URL], he spoke about his position on gay marriage: Obama said he did not think it was "politically feasible" to secure marriage rights for same-sex couples at this point. Sen. Obama acknowledged that the community wanted full marriage rights but said he favored civil unions for now while leaving open the possibility that his position might evovle in the future. Later, Obama reportedly promised to do more interviews with gay news outlets...
  • John Edwards Talks Tough on Clinton, Limbaugh, Big Oil

    11/28/2007 9:13:00 PM PST · by writer33 · 137 replies · 226+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 11/28/07 | Chris Davis
    Bow, NH—No longer satisfied with having an upbeat tone, John Edwards is ready to draw blood on the campaign trail, flogging any opponent that gets in his way. During his campaign, he plans to punch harder, especially when addressing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, talk show radio host Rush Limbaugh, and big oil. "Hillary continues to defend a system that does not work, that is broken, that is rigged, and is corrupt," Edwards said. “And if you think I’m going to let an emasculating woman become President of the United States, then you’re out of your mind." Critics say that he...
  • Weir turns heads, with 'C-C-C-P' warm-up

    02/15/2006 6:49:35 PM PST · by notfornothing · 161 replies · 4,544+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02/10/2006 | GARY MIHOCES
    TURIN, Italy - American Johnny Weir has been catching a few glances at the Winter Olympics. The Delaware resident was wearing a red warm-up jacket with “C-C-C-P” on it during a practice session today. Those are the Cyrillic initials for the former Soviet Union.
  • MORFORD: The Real State Of The Union

    02/01/2006 5:48:26 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 501+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/1/6 | Mark Morford
    How to address a bitter, war-torn but still somehow giddy and deeply horny nation. My fellow Americans, we're not as royally screwed as everything Bush has done during his miserable term in office would have you believe.
  • MORFORD: Here Is The Big Gay Agenda Revealed!

    01/27/2006 7:41:37 AM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies · 533+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/27/6 | Mark Morford
    The horrifying secret plot to homo-amplify America. Also: Dig this hetero agenda! I have spoken with my gay friends. I have been to yoga classes and men's health spas and Restoration Hardware, chic rug shops and the Castro Starbucks and really cute restaurants featuring mixed baby greens that cost $12. I have observed. I have taken notes. I have checked the fashions and the cars and the skin-tight T-shirts, the newsletters and the bumper stickers and the secret codes hidden within the rainbow flag. It is time to come clean. It is time to reveal the truth. After all, the...
  • Survivor Hatch waits on tax verdict

    01/24/2006 7:52:05 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 773+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 25 January 2006 | David Ortiz
    RICHARD Hatch, the much-vilified first winner of the hit US reality television show Survivor, will know in a day if he survived a challenge that could jail him for a lifetime. A jury is expected to decide tomorrow whether the winner of the $US1 million ($1.33 million) jackpot on Survivor on a South Pacific island in 2000 is guilty of tax evasion, bank fraud and other charges filed by the US Attorney's office in Providence, Rhode Island. Prosecutors accuse Hatch, a motivational speaker, of failing to report the $US1 million winnings in 2000 and about $US391,000 he earned from half...
  • Great Britain: Gay soldier to wed partner (Dad of 3 to live with new 'wife' in Army quarters)

    01/23/2006 12:40:45 PM PST · by Stoat · 61 replies · 1,764+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | January 23, 2006
    EXCLUSIVE Gay soldier to wed partner New life ... for gay Cpl Neal     By THE INVESTIGATOR A GAY soldier is to wed his boyfriend in the first open civil partnership in the armed forces. Cpl Andy Neal, 32, is currently married to a woman, but has left her to start a new life with his male lover, 27. The dad-of-three split from his wife and kids soon after returning from war-torn Iraq last year. His civilian gay lover now stays with him in barracks instead. They met in November — after Cpl Neal’s DAD set him up on...
  • MORFORD: Sam Alito On Brokeback Mountain

    01/20/2006 7:48:06 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 559+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/20/6 | Mark Morford
    What do the bitter neocon nominee and the amazing Oscar-bound film have in common? There is this theory, more of a truism really, tossed about like a fuzzy beach ball by the gurus and the masters and the mystics since Jesus was but a lint ball of possibility in the Great Belly Button of Time. . . .
  • Ledger left hanging (Brokeback Mountain Dummy-spit!)

    01/17/2006 5:03:12 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 1,661+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 18 January 2006 | Nick Papps
    DID Heath Ledger have a dummy spit after missing out on the best actor gong at yesterday's Golden Globes? That was the question everyone was asking after he and his girlfriend Michelle Williams failed to appear at the traditional post-award press conference. Both had received nominations for their outstanding performances in the gay cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain. A Globes organiser was heard by The Daily Telegraph asking one of the movie's producers why Ledger did not show up with the rest of the Brokeback team after it won best movie. "He lost out to Philip Seymour Hoffman," the producer said....
  • I am a Gay Republican

    01/02/2006 4:14:15 AM PST · by kutwhoredel · 122 replies · 2,370+ views
    I am a Gay Republican but I almost never chime in on political issues. I believe in small government, which the Bush administration has not been good at, as well as low taxes and the free market. I don't believe in manmade global warming and I think environmental activism is mostly a cover for people who want to make more rules to control our lives. Social issues don't get me very excited and I know I should be more grateful to my gay forefathers for all their sacrifices, but I've never encountered homophobia in my entire life so gay rights...
  • MORFORD: Fun Bits About American Torture

    12/16/2005 7:45:20 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 320+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/16/5 | Mark Morford
    In many ways, the U.S. is now just as inhumane and brutal as any Third World regime. Oh well? "We do not torture." Remember it, write it in red crayon on the bathroom wall, tattoo it onto your acid tongue because those very words rang throughout the land like a bleak bell, like a low scream in the night, like a cheese grater rubbing against the teeth of common sense when Dubya mumbled them during a speech not long ago, and it was, at once, hilarious and nauseating and it took all the self-control in the world for everyone in...
  • FReep the Poll: Rate RINO Jim Kolbe's Performance

    12/03/2005 10:56:49 AM PST · by Spiff · 23 replies · 604+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald (Poll is on left side, scroll down) ^ | 3 December 2005 | Sierra Vista Herald Poll
    Go HERE. The poll is on the left side, scroll down. Vote early, vote often. U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe, who represents Cochise County, announced last week that he was not going to seek a 12th term in office. How would you rate his work in Congress over the past 21 years? Effective. Somewhat effective. Not very effective. Ineffective. This poll needs to be FReeped. This is a newspaper in Kolbe's home district. Kolbe lost Cochise County to conservative Republican challenger Randy Graf in last year's primary election. Tucson easily nullified our votes. This newspaper is in the heart of Cochise...
  • MORFORD: Scenes From A Bush Thanksgiving

    11/24/2005 6:20:10 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 409+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/23/5 | Mark Morford
    Dubya pouts, Cheney scowls, no one brings pie -- and why is Rove looking at Barb that way? Ah yes, it is that time again. The smell of roasting turkey and cigar smoke and Polo cologne, perfume like florid gasoline. Copious forced laughter that sounds like geese mating in a broom closet. It is Thanksgiving dinner at the Bush White House, . . .
  • MORFORD: George W. Bush Gives Me Hope

    11/18/2005 6:49:29 AM PST · by SmithL · 354+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/18/5 | Mark Morford
    The astonishing collapse of the Bumbling One surely means healthy change is imminent, right? Here's the good news: It really can't get much worse. We cannot afford any more wars. The environment has been sold to the bone. The national spirit has been beaten like an Alaskan baby seal and the GOP has worked our last nerve, passed through the karmic blood-brain barrier, reached saturation to the point where even moderate Repubs and gobs of intelligent Christians are finally saying, Oh my God, what have we done, and how did it all go so wrong, and how much Prozac and...
  • New Bond: I hate guns

    10/25/2005 1:34:55 PM PDT · by kerryusama04 · 97 replies · 2,883+ views
    This is London.com ^ | 10/25/2005 | This is London
    Daniel Craig will have a problem playing the new James Bond - because he hates guns. The actor will wield 007's famous Walther PPK in the movie Casino Royale. But he revealed in OK! magazine: "I hate handguns. Handguns are used to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other. "That's a simple fact. I've seen a bullet wound and it was a mess. It was on a shoot and it scared me. Bullets have a nasty habit of finding their target and that's what's scary about them." Nor does the 37-year-old share Bond's...
  • MORFORD: Hot Death Of The Power Chord

    09/23/2005 7:44:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 289+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/23/5 | Mark Morford
    Weep, won't you, as MTV and Fashion Week NY make sex and rock 'n' roll obsolete. When you've nowhere to turn and all seems bleak and desperate and warlike and Bush, it has been the all-American maxim lo this past multitude of years to exclaim, perhaps quietly, perhaps over a long, slow Martini, perhaps during a long tongue bath from a needful lover or whilst you sit in the tub sipping laudanum, feeling as though the world is trying to maul your spirit like the GOP molests joy, well, at least we still have rock 'n' roll. And models. At...
  • House speaker says immigration reform a priority(Amnesty watch)

    08/25/2005 5:06:06 PM PDT · by Conservative Firster · 25 replies · 621+ views
    AP/KOLD News 13 ^ | Aug 25,2005 | AP
    (TUCSON, Ariz.) House Speaker Dennis Hastert says the long-awaited reform of immigration laws will be atop the list of chores when Congress reconvenes. However, he says you can't have legislation without consensus. He noted during a stop in Tucson that there are even wide differences in Arizona's congressional delegation on how do deal with illegal immigration. Hastert said whatever legislation surfaces from the process must address border security, a workable guest-worker program and how to deal with the millions of illegal immigrants living and raising families in the U-S. The House speaker was in Tucson yesterday to attend a fund-raiser...
  • Caption this pic of Chris Matthews

    04/20/2005 4:34:40 PM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 87 replies · 2,351+ views
    April 20,2005
  • Andrew Sullivan's Me Creed! (Vanity!)

    04/19/2005 9:35:03 PM PDT · by watsonfellow · 6 replies · 264+ views
    I believe in myself. I believe that whatever I wish to do is good, pure, and beyond question. I believe there are no absolutes in life, and no objective truths. I believe a person's chief aim in life should be sexual gratification in whatever form one chooses. I believe in the beauty of self-centeredness. I believe nothing is more important than me and my perceived happiness. I believe that anyone who questions the morality of my actions is an unenlightened bigot. I believe that promiscuity should be celebrated. I believe that one's sexuality should pervade every aspect of one's being....
  • Why Would Someone Choose To Be Gay? Maybe For The Same Reason Some Choose To Change Their Religion?

    01/13/2005 8:00:33 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 226 replies · 2,467+ views
    January 13, 2005
    Gay activists and their supporters often say, "Why would someone choose to be gay?" But why would someone want to change political parties? Why would someone want to change their religion? Maybe it's just what they feel like they need to do, or be. Gay activists and their supporters often resort to using this phrase or one similar to it. They state: Why would someone choose to be gay in a world where they will face grief and opposition over their sexual orientation? To which I respond: Why would a Muslim choose to convert to Christianity in a region of...
  • A Comment on the Atmosphere of FR

    12/30/2004 12:26:25 PM PST · by K1avg · 723 replies · 10,073+ views
    A concerned FReeper | December 30, 2004 | K1avg
    For the past several months, fate has conspired to keep me away from the computer. I haven't posted nearly as much on FR as I used to. With the holidays, though, I've had an opportunity to catch up a bit. What I found on my return is a bit disconcerting. While there's always been an element here that refuses to reason and does little more than insult Democrats and RINOs, it seems that this mentality has taken over a large portion of our membership. I've encountered more shrill, radical nonsense in the past couple of days than I had in...
  • ZOT! What happened to my 'Break Up The Union' thread?

    11/12/2004 10:40:20 AM PST · by TrueLiberalYankee · 245 replies · 2,985+ views
    Nigel, Chapter I ^ | The troll called Nigel, formerly known as the troll called Nigel.
    Why did I get banned? You people don't like to listen to any side but your own? No wonder your worldview is so impoverished.
  • Morford: It Will All Be Over Soon. BushCo? Kerry? SUV gluttony? Your last orgasm?

    10/08/2004 10:59:31 AM PDT · by MikalM · 30 replies · 1,087+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/8/04 | Mark Morford (waxing philosophical!)
    It's so easy to get all caught up in the everyday spit and hiss and noise and blank presidential smirks. Isn't it? It is, after all, incredibly easy to get stuck in the white-hot moment, all screaming elections and bland debates and counterfeit terrorism fears and ugly obesity epidemics and Atkins-approved bubble gum and air/water pollution like an afterthought, all commingling with the mad melodrama of your last bad haircut and the scratch on your precious bumper to the point where we forget the scope of it all, the scale, the macro and the micro and the ebb and flow...
  • Ron Reagan's rant in the SA Sunday Times MEGA BARF ALERT

    09/19/2004 5:38:15 PM PDT · by Ironfocus · 55 replies · 1,290+ views
    SA Sunday Times ^ | 9/19/04 | Ron Reagan
    It’s time we stopped beating about the Bush Bush’s regime is a cabal of liars and fanatics President Ronald Reagan’s son, Ron Reagan, denounces the US administration as a cabal of liars and calls on American voters to restore decency to their government 19 September 2004 George W Bush and his administration have taken ‘normal’ mendacity to a startling new level The real prime mover behind the 9/11 attacks was quickly relegated to a back burner IN THE SHADOWS: President George W Bush is secretive and dishonest, says the writer IT MAY have been the guy in the hood teetering...
  • Morford: Who The Hell Is "Undecided"?

    09/10/2004 7:26:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 807+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, September 10, 2004 | Mark Morford (I am becoming VERY concerned about her...)
    Polls are the genital warts of election year. They are the swarming gnats in your Jell-O salad, the dead escalator in your shopping mall, the sour milk in your coffee. Because clearly, if you attempt to follow any of them, the AP polls or the American Research Group polls or the Newsweek polls or the ABC News polls or the CBS News/NYT polls or the Zogby polls, you can only conclude one thing: These polls are designed solely to mangle your head and confound your synapses and elate you and titillate you and then plunge you into instant despair and...
  • Morford: Apocalypse Bush! (Why care for the planet when the End Times are almost here?)

    09/09/2004 10:52:34 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 55 replies · 1,537+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, September 8, 2004 | Mark Morford, read by FReepers and few others
    This is the great thing about rabid fundamentalism. You really just don't have to give a damn. Take the environment. I mean, isn't it just a little pointless to care so damn deeply about the air and the soil and the water and the stupid little disposable animals on this silly spinning ball of expendable rock when the Second Coming is imminent and a blood-soaked fire-breathin' Jesus who looks remarkably like Mel Gibson will return very soon to smite the heathens and the gays and the vegetarians and the Francophiles, and who will rescue all those who worship patriarchy and...
  • Morford: Where Is Your Hallowed Balm? Music? Yoga? Porn?

    09/03/2004 11:01:24 AM PDT · by MikalM · 36 replies · 1,451+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/3/04 | Mark Morford (who never disappoints)
    I am searching for a few good things. Things to counteract, to dissolve the simmering dread, to deflect the waves of nausea and karmic pain induced by the incessantly depressing media maelstrom and the appallingly hateful gloat of the GOP convention and by the most tyrannical administration and least articulate American president in 100 years. You know how it is. And you say to yourself, these things, these radiant gems that live outside the mass-media miasma, I need them because they provide some balm, soften the fact that the nation feels massively off track and blinded and war torn and...
  • Morford: What Price Youth, Spider-Man? (Self-Absorption Alert!)

    08/25/2004 10:11:57 AM PDT · by MikalM · 11 replies · 683+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/25/04 | Mark Morford (continuing his slide into irrelevancy)
    So then a largish envelope comes in the mail and it's from my mother and it contains a single, well-used comic book sealed in a plastic Zip-Loc bag, a book from my childhood she found in a storage box in the garage in our family's cabin getaway up in northern Idaho. And my mother, being smart and attuned and with the times as she is, she noticed the comic's title, and the main characters, and her eyebrows went up and she thought I might want to see it. Here's why: It's a Spider-Man comic. It's from 1976. It's in excellent...
  • Morford: This Man Touched My Parrot

    08/24/2004 6:56:43 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 928+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 20, 2004 | Mark Morford, the gerbil was not available for handling
    How good and refreshing and inspiring is it, in these war-drunk, anti-everything, BushCo-ravaged times, to discover a gem of pure unadulterated free-thinking humanity and funkiness and animal tenderness sitting just outside the teeming city walls? How life affirming and encouraging is it to stumble, quite randomly, quite unexpectedly, across what is probably the funniest, most caring, most quirky, most unexpected, most hugely popular, intensely local veterinarian in the entire Bay Area even though I can't verify that because I've only been to like, two, but I'm willing to risk saying it anyway? I am here with an answer: It is...
  • Morford: Still Proud To Be In S.F. (Gay Marriage)

    08/18/2004 10:06:03 AM PDT · by MikalM · 16 replies · 704+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/18/04 | Mark Morford (who else?)
    No one in his/her right mind truly believed that San Francisco's landmark same-sex marriages would stand the test of the scowling California Supreme Court or the white-hot glare of the rabid homophobic war-drunk BushCo Right. It was almost no contest, a leather-clad dove versus an archaic, oily tank from the word go -- or, rather, from the words "I do."
  • Buckley Slaps Down Junior Reagan

    07/12/2004 8:27:40 AM PDT · by kattracks · 73 replies · 3,769+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 7/12/04 | Carl Limbacher
    In his column today, Robert Novak salutes the only man who could put Bush-bashing Ron Reagan in his place. "Nobody knew how to respond in a time of national mourning. Nobody, that is, except William F. Buckley Jr.," Novak writes. Among the shots junior Reagan fired at the president: that his father never wore "his faith on his sleeve," that his "father did not know George W. Bush from Adam," that his "father was a man - that's the difference between him and Bush." And: "This is their war. If they can't stand on their own two feet, they're...