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  • For Silda Wall Spitzer, it's one heartache after another these days.

    04/13/2008 5:10:44 AM PDT · by fweingart · 14 replies · 1,028+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | April 13th 2008 | HEIDI EVANS
    As she tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered marriage to Eliot Spitzer in the wake of his embarrassing prostitution scandal, the state's former First Lady is coping privately with two other family tragedies. Her sister's husband is on his deathbed, according to Trilby Wall, Silda's gracious Southern mom. "Right now, her brother-in-law is dying," the elder Wall told the Daily News. Ray Grayson - the adored 64-year-old husband of Silda's younger sister, Susan - is under hospice care at their Richmond, Va., home. Silda's parents - Trilby and Bob Wall - are by his side as his...
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views
    Careerbuilder.com ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com Editor
    Time to dust off the whoopee cushions and hand buzzers. April Fools' Day is here and there's no better place for wisecracks and shenanigans than at work. In its annual April Fools' Day survey, CareerBuilder.com found 33 percent of workers have played a practical joke on a co-worker and 17 percent are planning office tricks for this year's holiday. Although it might be thrilling to finally one-up the office funnyman, pranks also help beat something that's no laughing matter: workplace stress. More than half of workers reported working under stress in another CareerBuilder.com survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • Senator Byrd's wife dies

    03/25/2006 7:20:26 PM PST · by Armedanddangerous · 101 replies · 3,299+ views
    WVAH FOX 11 NEWS
    Per WVAH Fox11 news, Senator Byrd's wife Erma passed away this morning after a long illness.
  • Babies “R” Us and Children Send Greetings

    12/23/2005 10:51:27 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 284+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Christopher J. Moore
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2005 - Babies “R” Us stores in Maryland are partnering with America Supports You in a new program that will provide deployed troops in Iraq with special greetings from children for the holidays. The “Dear Soldier, Happy Holidays” program allows children to create their own personalized greeting cards and crafts to send to deployed soldiers during the holiday season. The in-store craft project booths provide children with the necessary supplies to create their cards free of charge. “There is something American about receiving something homemade, and the children are so willing to help,” said Jennifer Zahniser, special...
  • Terrible Flight Experiences (Vanity)

    09/16/2005 12:56:14 PM PDT · by Maximus of Texas · 99 replies · 4,139+ views
    On the flight home this morning, I was unfortunate enough to have a bleeder sit next to me. By bleeder, I mean he was invading my space because he was large and his body was spilling over into my seat. I've seen worse cases than what I had today but let's hear your experiences.
  • ACLU threatens talk-show hosts over cross - (Roger Hedgecock, Rick Roberts threatened)

    06/03/2005 6:54:24 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 93 replies · 2,906+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 3, 2005 | James L. Lambert
    The ACLU, representing an atheist, is threatening five San Diego-area personalities with legal action over the proposed wording of a ballot initiative that will determine the fate of a historic cross on city land. The five behind the Mt. Soledad initiative are KFMB radio talk-show host Rick Roberts; KOGO radio talk-show host Roger Hedgecock; San Diego Padres radio announcer Jerry Coleman, Rep. Randy Cunningham, R-Calif.; and SoledadNational.com Director Phil Thalmeimer. The attorney for atheist Philip Paulson, James McElroy, has told the men he will file the challenge next week. McElroy claims that a number of their statements on the ballot,...
  • R. Gordon Says He Didn't Mean to Disrespect Patrick

    06/01/2005 10:18:58 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 105 replies · 1,513+ views
    aolnews ^ | 6 1 05 | JENNA FRYER
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 31) - Robby Gordon was not being critical of Danica Patrick when he said she had an unfair weight advantage in the Indianapolis 500. Rather, he said he was simply discussing a flaw in the Indy Racing League's rules. "The only thing I was saying was that I have a problem with the rule, not any particular driver," Gordon said Tuesday. "I've been impressed with Danica from the first time she got in an IRL car earlier this year, and I certainly did not mean to disrespect her or any other driver." Patrick wowed the racing world...
  • Whoo-Hoo! I did it. I accomplished a major goal in my life.

    05/05/2005 11:46:06 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 62 replies · 1,604+ views
    Free Republic Post ^ | today | Rodney King
    I did it!!! For years I have been tying to post an article during normal freeping hours that nobody would comment on for over an hour. It is quite a challenge really. FR has a wide range of interests, and if an article is too weird, then people will comment on its weirdness. Anyway, every few weeks I have been trying to find an article just so totally boring that there would be no reason for anyone to comment on it, and at the same time not be too weird as to merit a comment based on its weirdness. I...
  • Toys 'R' Us reportedly being sold

    03/17/2005 4:07:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 546+ views
    wkyc.com ^ | March 17, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) – Toys ‘R’ Us is reportedly being sold. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times today report the retail chain is being bought up by a consortium of two private-equity firms and a real estate developer for more than $5.5 billion. Toys ‘R’ Us is the nation’s second-biggest toy retailer. An official announcement is expected today. Last night’s deal ends a 7-month-long auction that had been expected to end with the sale of only the company’s toy division. The New Jersey-based firm reportedly wanted to hang on to its more lucrative Babies ‘R’ Us stores, but...
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    02/08/2005 2:00:09 PM PST · by coffee260 · 227 replies · 9,308+ views
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  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Possible Blackbeard Ship Cannon Found

    10/15/2004 9:22:23 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 38 replies · 1,188+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Fri Oct 8
    Underwater archaeologists have found another cannon from the wreckage of what they believe was the flagship of the notorious pirate Blackbeard. Historical records indicate Blackbeard had 40 guns on the French frigate he captured in 1717 and renamed Queen Anne's Revenge. Since 1996, when the wreckage of the ship was discovered in Beaufort Inlet, divers have found 22 at the site. "We're pretty positive that we have cannon number 23," said project archaeologist Chris Southerly. It is a large cannon that probably shot a 6-pound or 8-pound ball, Southerly said. Divers uncovered the cannon while excavating an area of the...
  • Michael Moore wants to Infringe on Parental rights

    06/23/2004 6:21:22 PM PDT · by Sonar5 · 32 replies · 290+ views
    CNN, and My Eyes and Ears ^ | 06/23/2004 | Joseph Ranos
    Michael Moore wants to infringe on traditional parental rights. In a story on his movie, on 6/23/2004 at about 5:53 PM PT, on CNN, Michael Moore in response to his movie having an "R" rating said this exactly: "I encourage teenagers everywhere to sneak in and see it" So what does an R rating mean. R Rating: From the Motion Picture Association of America = Restricted - Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian How about standard definition of teenager. "A person between the ages of 13 and 19; an adolescent." I just disagree with this statement he made....
  • Justice Was Done´ in R. Kelly Florida Legal Victory

    03/11/2004 2:21:03 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 371+ views
    prnewswire ^ | 3 11 04 | prnewswire
    CHICAGO, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In yet another step toward R. Kelly's legal vindication, a Florida judge today threw out the evidence that had been the basis for child-pornography charges filed 14 months ago against Kelly by authorities in Polk County, Florida. "I've always had faith in our system of justice, and I do believe justice was done here today," said Kelly. "As I've said before, I am confident that when all the facts are brought out, people will see that I'm no criminal." Kelly, who was at home in Chicago when the Florida judge issued his ruling, got news...
  • Anti-smoking researcher calls on R-rating for movie smoking

    03/10/2004 4:12:22 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 140+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 3/10/04 | Anthony Breznican
    <p>If Nicolas Cage lights a cigarette in a movie, Hollywood's ratings board should respond as if he used a profanity, according to authors of a new study that criticizes glamorous images of smoking in movies rated for children under 17.</p>
  • Dr. Dobson Recommends 'R' Film

    03/05/2004 6:52:38 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 10 replies · 234+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/5/04 | Limbacher
    When the movie industry gives a film an R-rating, it's generally considered to be a red flag warning that it shouldn't be viewed by young adults and children. But Focus on the Family founder Dr. James Dobson is urging family audiences not to be dissuaded by the R-rating attached to Mel Gibson's, "The Passion of the Christ," which garnered the warning label because of its violence. "I've never recommended an R-rated movie before in my life," Dobson told Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes" Thursday night. The family values leader, who said he's personally viewed the film three times so...
  • Age of consent examined in Channel 4 sex series

    08/05/2003 4:56:34 PM PDT · by sjersey · 95 replies · 1,178+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8/6/2003 | Tom Leonard
    Channel 4 is to examine whether the age of consent should be lowered to 14 in a series of programmes devoted to teenage sex, it said yesterday. The Adult At 14 season will offer a "realistic examination of teenage sexuality" in a succession of programmes highlighting the increasingly sexualised world in which children grow up. In one episode, Age Of Consent, the presenter, Miranda Sawyer, argues that sex below the age of 16 should be legalised. Another documentary, Porn To Be Young, will interview young people about their attitude towards pornography, while in 14 Alone, a group of 10 14-year-old...
  • 'Tis the season to picket the Blockheads

    01/24/2003 8:28:13 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 494+ views
    From the Boycott Block Committee BoycottBlock@earthlink.net http://KeepAndBearArms.com/BoycottBlock/ I just saw my first TV ads for H&R Block this weekend. It's their ramp-up season. And now the time is ripe for a little delayed justice. You may recall last year when H&R Block initiated an "affiliate program" offering to make a donation to the NRA for every NRA member who came in to have his taxes prepared. It's a standard arrangement they offer to any interested membership association. H&R Block was immediately attacked and threatened by the gun-ban lobby with a March 16th picket. In a craven surrender, Block reneged on...
  • Elite Operations Forward Command Post... Anyone have any pictures?

    10/04/2002 2:58:28 PM PDT · by PureSolace · 6 replies · 368+ views
    Today I was listening to a small portion of Rush Limbaugh's Radio show before school, and he mentioned a new toy being offered by toys R Us that is called "Elite Operations Forward Command Post". He said it looked like a Barbi Doll house that had been bombed out with bullet holes in it and army action figures with an american flag on top and many militayr / weapon accessories. I went to Amazon.com (Who apparently runs Toys R Us's website) and I found the toy listed, but the pictuyres were either down or not up. I'm really curious about...
  • Since I haven't contributed

    09/11/2002 10:35:40 AM PDT · by 2timothy3.16 · 627 replies · 3,315+ views
    9-11-2002 | self
    Since I am approaching my one year anniversary of being a "freeper" and since I have never contributed a dime to FR, jim or the republican party, I am going to beat the powers to be at FR and voluntarily leave, rather than have them come up with one of the cock and bull stories to ban me. Been fun,Bye
  • HONEST POLITICIANS

    07/12/2002 9:36:37 AM PDT · by LandofLincoln · 5 replies · 533+ views
    Show me a honest politician and I will show you someone who has never won an election.