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  • YouTube Star Callum McSwiggan Charged In Connection To West Hollywood Incident (liberal hoax alert)

    09/30/2016 5:15:30 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    ABC7.com ^ | 9/30/2016 | Staff
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- YouTube star Calum McSwiggan has been charged in connection with an incident in West Hollywood, where he claimed he was attacked outside a gay nightclub in June. Prosecutors on Thursday charged McSwiggan with one felony count of vandalism exceeding $400. He had previously been charged with one misdemeanor count of filing a false report to a peace officer related to the same case. McSwiggan, who is known for his LGBT YouTube channel, says he was brutally assaulted by three men after leaving The Abbey on June 27. Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene after McSwiggan...
  • Harry Reid Wants to Use $600K of Unspent Campaign Funds for Retirement

    01/20/2016 11:28:04 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 1/20/2016 | unknown
    Just how Harry Reid became a wealthy man during a lifetime in politics is the subject of a Wall Street Journal editorial that questions the Democratic Senate majority leader's ethics. "[Reid] attributes it to shrewd investing, and we wonder if that includes the sweetheart retirement deal he's trying to score with some $600,000 in campaign and political action committee funds," the Journal writes. "Federal Election Commission regulations allow former Members of Congress to use leftover campaign funds for things like organizing their congressional papers, but spending campaign cash for personal use has long been prohibited."
  • Father of Slain SEAL: Who Made the Decision Not to Save My Son?

    10/25/2012 5:23:41 PM PDT · by Snuph · 106 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 25, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Charles Woods, the father Tyrone Woods, who was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attack at the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, reveals details of meeting Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at the publically broadcast memorial service for the slain Americans at Andrews Air Force Base only days after the attack. And, in a recent radio appearance, Woods publicly questions who made the call not to send in back-up forces to possibly save his son’s life, as well as the three other Americans killed in Benghazi (which includes the American ambassador to Libya). “When [Obama] came over to our little area”...
  • Cooper Apologizes for Snapping at Guest (pro-Trump guest)

    09/18/2015 6:56:04 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    mediaite ^ | 9/17/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Anderson Cooper snapped at a pro-Donald Trump guest tonight and apologized by the end of the segment. Cooper was particularly worked up about Trump’s answer to a rallygoer who was ranting about all the Muslims in the United States. When Dean said he was taking things out of context and brought up how Muslim training camps are a real concern, Cooper said, “I’ve spent more time overseas than you ever have in your little life.” He pressed Dean repeatedly on whether he’s been overseas to Muslim nations. This went on for a minute before they moved on. At the end...
  • First Openly Transgender Official Hired at White House

    08/18/2015 8:50:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 18, 2015
    The White House has hired its first openly transgender staff member. The White House announced Raffi Freedman-Gurspan's appointment on Tuesday. Freedman-Gurspan is an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the Office of Personnel. Transgender advocates say she is the first openly transgender official to serve in the White House.
  • Cannabis house: Drug-dealing tenants trash investment property; owner fears bankruptcy

    08/18/2015 2:26:00 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 14 replies
    ABC ^ | 18/08/2015 | By Mark Doman
    Trent Lister, 29, bought his investment property in Norlane, Geelong with his partner and his mother, but what started as a long-term life plan has descended into a nightmare. Earlier this month, during a routine inspection of the property, Mr Lister arrived to find his property had been turned into a cannabis crop house by new tenants who had only been in the property for a few months. The home was left trashed, the electricity had been rewired, holes cut in floors and the roof, and cupboards removed. The bath was being used to send water to different parts of...
  • Officials bowed to Obama, allowed teenage boys to use girls’ locker room: Angry parents in Virginia

    05/13/2015 9:27:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 86 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/12/15 | Dustin Siggins
    FALLS CHURCH, VA, May 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hundreds of parents accused Fairfax County School Board (FCSB) members of endangering their children and caving to the Obama administration as the school board voted to allow transgender teens to use the locker rooms and bathrooms of the opposite sex.The new policy may also allow transgender teachers to show their gender dysphoria openly in the classroom.The motion to add "gender identity" as a protected class– which passed 10-1, with one abstentation – was sparked by the Obama administration's threat to deny the district $42 million in federal funding.According to FoxNews.com and The...
  • Obama eating a snow cone

    08/18/2014 3:52:11 PM PDT · by Dacula · 30 replies
    http://imgur.com/gallery/YE2ZSQX We all knew he had a big mouth.
  • President Obama’s Vacation by The Numbers (29.5 Hours On The Golf Course As Race Riots Rage ...)

    08/18/2014 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2014 | Mary Bruce
    As President Obama gets ready to interrupt his vacation for two days of meetings at the White House, here’s a look at how he spent the past week on Martha’s Vineyard: During NINE days of vacation, the president played SIX rounds of golf on TWO courses with 11 different partners, spending roughly 29.5 hours on the links. He made TWO family outings to the beach, spending roughly SIX and a HALF hours soaking up the sun and surf. [Snip} He ... delivered TWO public statements on TWO different topics, Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Mo. [Snip] He went for...
  • Boxing promoter Franck Maloney reveals sex change

    08/10/2014 7:35:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    London (AFP) - Frank Maloney, the man behind Britain's former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis's march to the top, is undergoing a sex change and living as a woman called Kellie, she told the Sunday Mirror. The 61-year-old Englishwoman -- who stood for election to be London Mayor for the UKIP Party in 2004 -- has been married twice and has two daughters, but she told the newspaper she had always felt she was a woman.
  • 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....
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    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...