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  • Reason’s Remy: Working 1 to 5 Because of Obamacare

    02/24/2014 9:59:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/24/14 | staff
    ReasonTV’s Remy new music video details his switch to a part-time “1-to-5″ work schedule because of Obamacare.
  • Reasons to Give Thanks

    11/28/2013 6:01:05 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    cns news ^ | 11-27-2013 | Charlie Daniels
    Almighty God, as we approach this day that has been set aside to express our thankfulness to you for the boundless blessings you have showered on this United States of America and the people who are fortunate enough to be called Americans, I would like to take a few minutes to, in my own words, say thank you for some of the things that mean so much to me.
  • Six Reasons Why CNN Is Now... The Most Disgraced Name In News

    07/25/2013 6:36:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/25/2013 | John Nolte
    Based on history, most media watchers would probably expect NBC News to win the award for the most shameful coverage of George Zimmerman, the 29 year-old Florida man recently acquitted for the tragic shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin. But an objective look at the coverage from major print, online, and broadcast outlets, makes clear that by a fairly safe margin, CNN is most deserving of this win.
  • Seven Reasons Why it's a Photo-opp (Skeet-Gate)

    02/02/2013 11:21:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 127 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/2/13 | Michael Harlin
    I'm sure we've all seen by now the "photo op" of President Obama shooting skeet. If he's shooting skeet then I'm Daffy Duck. Skeet [clay disks of bright colors] are thrown by a machine from two towers erected to the right and left of the shooter. (There are other set ups like ones used for "sporting clays" but that isn't represented in the White House photo release.) Usually, the skeet is thrown about ten or more feet above the ground. The shooters are arranged in a semi-circle at various stations around the semi-circle. The "group" of shooters lines up at...
  • Why Mitt Romney Lost

    11/08/2012 4:53:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Nov 7, 2012 | Christopher Ruddy
    Newsmax Why Mitt Romney Lost Wednesday, November 7, 2012 02:24 PM By: Christopher Ruddy Newsmax Christopher Ruddy’s Perspective: It was the worst of times and the worst of times. With the 2012 election results in, there are no short- or even medium-term "silver linings" for Republicans. President Barack Obama has won a decisive victory and the GOP, expecting to gain Senate seats, actually had a net loss of three. The "morning after" will bring the expected explanations and after-game quarterbacking. Still, it is important that the GOP understand why we lost this one in hopes of future victory. Perhaps the...
  • Top 5 Reasons (to not vote for Obama):Please watch

    10/09/2012 7:32:42 PM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 10/9/2012 | FV Max
    The top five reasons Barack Obama should not be re-elected as President
  • Top 10 Reasons Obama Won't be Reelected

    05/21/2012 1:02:32 PM PDT · by no dems · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 19, 2012 | Human Events Staff
    If you have any doubts that Obama will be sent packing from the White House in November, then cast your eyes at this list of reasons Barack Obama will be a one-term president. 1. Jobs, jobs, jobs While the official unemployment rate has inched down to close to 8 percent, that number would be much higher if all the discouraged job hunters who stopped looking for work were included. Obama’s record as a job creator is dismal, because the basic tenets of his economic ideology are woefully misguided. Government doesn’t create jobs, it just gets in the way of companies...
  • 7 Reasons Voters are Souring on Mitt Romney

    01/25/2012 12:55:40 PM PST · by no dems · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The Week ^ | January 25, 2012 | The Week, Staff
    "The main reason the Republican establishment overwhelmingly favors Mitt Romney over Newt Gingrich is that Romney stands a better chance of beating Barack Obama," says Jonathan Chait at New York. So it's a problem for Romney that "as the campaign goes on, this seems to be growing less true." A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that negative views of Romney have "spiked" over the past two weeks, from a net +4 favorability rating (39 positive/34 negative) to a -18 rating (31 positive/49 negative) — very similar to Gingrich's -22 rating (29/51). The shift is most notabe among independents, who...
  • 9 Reasons Why Republicans Ought to Nominate Herman Cain (Cain or Romney)

    10/05/2011 10:06:00 PM PDT · by This Just In · 46 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 5, 2011 | Aaron Goldstein
    Nine Reasons Why Republicans Ought to Nominate Herman Cain By Aaron Goldstein on 10.4.11 @ 6:08AM As a mathematician he would teach the incumbent a thing or two about "simple math." Let us assume that the field bidding to be the Republican standard bearer in 2012 will not expand. Let us assume also that neither New Jersey Governor Chris Christie nor Sarah Palin will throw their hat into the ring. Let us further assume that neither Mike Huckabee nor Paul Ryan is having second thoughts. In which case, Mitt Romney is still the frontrunner. Yet conservatives appear no more prepared...
  • More Reasons People Should Be A Democrat

    07/18/2011 6:37:10 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-18-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    A continuation of a post I did about Reasons People Should Be a Democrat. I found a few that the College Democrats missed.... ----- I'm a Democrat because conservatives think God created man and as an artist I resent the competition. I'm a Democrat because I like being the cause of an Obamanation.I'm a Democrat because is Karl Marx is an intellectual immigrant who resides in my brain. I'm a Democrat because hope is a four-letter word. I'm a Democrat because bureaucratic inefficiency is a terrible thing to waste. I'm a Democrat because toilet paper use should be limited to...
  • Mark Steyn blames ‘historical,’ ‘peculiar psychological’ reasons for Obama’s contempt

    05/28/2011 10:50:17 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 27, 2011 | The Daily Caller
    Getting inside the mind of Barack Obama has been a challenge for journalists since the 2008 presidential campaign. But during the last two and a half years, as the public has gotten more familiar with the president, the picture is becoming a bit clearer. On Thursday’s syndicated “Hugh Hewitt” radio show, columnist and National Review Online contributor Mark Steyn offered some thoughts. After host Hugh Hewitt referenced a Wednesday interview with Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe, in which he wondered aloud about what motivated Obama to make grand policy gestures, Steyn suggested that perhaps this was the first time Obama...
  • Ten BEST reasons to donate to Free Republic!!

    05/08/2011 2:20:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 129 replies
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    I love Mom, apple pie and America! I'm pro-God, pro-Life, pro-Family, pro-Liberty and pro-America! I'm bitterly clinging to my God and my guns! I'm fighting for a return to constitutionally limited government! I detest what the Marxists are doing to my country and I want the America we all know and love back! Free Republic is my home on the Internet! I'm a tea party patriot and I'm ready to ruuuumble! I get all my news and conservative commentary from FR! I post on FR all day, I'd hate to see it go away! ♫ I love FR. ♫...
  • Four Reasons to Worry About the Newsweek-Daily Beast Deal

    11/13/2010 9:19:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/13/10 | Shira Ovide
    It sounds like the start of a bad joke: Barry Diller, Tina Brown and Sidney Harman walk into a (coffee) bar… …And walk out with a Frankenstein merger of their unprofitable media ventures. News-and-culture website Daily Beast and Newsweek magazine, which the 92-year-old Harman took off the Washington Post Co.’s hands this summer, are merging into a joint venture called Newsweek Daily Beast Company. Brown writes in a Daily Beast post that the three of them — the media-and-Internet mogul, the diva editor and the nonagenarian stereo magnate, respectively – agreed over a mug of coffee to mash together their...
  • Thirty-six Reasons to Vote Democrat (A learning tool to help folks decide)

    11/02/2010 8:35:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/02/2010 | C. Edmund Wright
    In the spirit of bipartisanship, I humbly offer this learning tool to help folks decide whether or not they really do want to vote Democrat in the 2010 midterms. If you want the American government to be feared by the American people -- but laughed at by Hugo Chávez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- vote Democrat.If you want to agree with John Kerry that American voters are stupid and distracted and uninformed -- vote Democrat.If you moved your 7-million-dollar yacht to Rhode Island to avoid taxes -- vote Democrat.If you want a "dude" president -- and not the shining city on...
  • Stunning Revelations from Obama, the Lightworker

    08/28/2010 7:14:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 28, 2010 | Kyle Anne Shiver
    Five astounding things The One has taught us so far. How long has it been since you’ve heard some starry-eyed Obama worshiper gush on and on about the Lightworker? Or heard suspicious accounts of “leg-tingling” from media folks? Or heard a supposedly intelligent American drone on about Obama as hovering above the rest of us as “sort of God”?Yes, it’s been quite a while since the throngs fainted, fawned, and followed The One.But let’s cut Obama, our benevolent leader, a little slack. While he’s off spreading our wealth around in that pestilence-ridden pocket of American poverty, Martha’s Vineyard, let’s recount...
  • 10 Reasons Why We Are Headed Into a Recession (Did we ever leave the one in 2008?)

    07/09/2010 6:33:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 07/09/2010 | Daryl Montgomery
    We have entered another period similar to late 2007 and 2008, when the economic establishment had a rosy view of the economy, but a number of indicators were flashing warning signs that a major downturn was coming. Neither the Federal Reserve, the IMF, nor Wall Street correctly predicted a recession would begin in December 2007. None of these august bodies even realized the greatest economic downturn since the Depression was taking place even months after it had begun. Bullishness once again reigns supreme among the economic elites as one indicator after another is signaling trouble ahead. Here are 10 reasons...
  • 10 Reasons We Can Thank A Liberal (but not really)

    04/03/2010 6:56:51 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies · 603+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-8-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    You know, we conservatives really get down on liberals all the time, I wanted to turn the table for just one blog post and list 10 things or reasons for which we should thank liberals. One thing that can't be denied is they have given us so much to be thankful for. However, today I'm going to do what Congress can't and exercise restraint by limiting it to 10. I'll probably come up with future reasons because I can't imagine there are only 10. Feel free to chime in below with your comments...now, in no particular order... 1. When...
  • 580 REASONS (and counting) WHY YOU SHOULD LEAVE THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

    01/12/2010 7:26:55 PM PST · by Colofornian · 207 replies · 2,688+ views
    Hideous. That was the one word a pastor used to describe Mormonism to me the day I sat with him to give pointers on how he could counsel a brand new Christian who happened to also be a third generation Mormon. It’s easy enough for those of us who work in Mormon ministries to become immune to the day to day blasphemous teachings of the LDS Church. So when someone comes along that is unfamiliar with the nuances and outrageous theology, it always gives us a fresh take on the scenario. There are many other books written by reputable pastors...
  • Top 10 Reasons Chicago Didn't Get the Olympics

    10/02/2009 12:03:24 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 94 replies · 3,979+ views
    National Review ^ | October 2, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    10. Dead people can't vote at IOC meetings 9. Obama distracted by 25 min meeting with Gen. McChrystal 8. Who cares if Obama couldn't talk the IOC into Chicago? He'll be able to talk Iran out of nukes. 7. The impediment is Israel still building settlements. 5. We've been quite clear and said all along that we didn't want the Olympics. 4. This isn't about the number of Olympics "lost", it's about the number of Olympics "saved" or "created". 3. Clearly not enough wise Latina judges on the committee 2. Because the IOC is racist. 1. It's George Bush's fault.
  • Top Ten Reasons Chicago Didn’t Get the Olympics

    10/04/2009 8:22:49 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 24 replies · 2,212+ views
    Telegraph ^ | October 3rd, 2009 | Email
    10. Dead people can’t vote at IOC meetings 9. Obama distracted by 25 min meeting with Gen. McChrystal 8. Who cares if Obama couldn’t talk the IOC into Chicago? He’ll be able to talk Iran out of nukes. 7. The impediment is Israel still building settlements. 6. Obviously no president would have been able to accomplish it. 5. We’ve been quite clear and said all along that we didn’t want the Olympics. 4. This isn’t about the number of Olympics “lost”, it’s about the number of Olympics “saved” or “created”. 3. Clearly not enough wise Latina judges on the committee...
  • Top 10 Reasons Chicago Didn't Get the Olympics

    10/03/2009 3:15:45 PM PDT · by null and void · 51 replies · 3,323+ views
    Private e-mail | 10/3/09 | unknown
    Top 10 Reasons Chicago Didn't Get the Olympics 10. Dead people can't vote at IOC meetings 9. Obama distracted by 25 min meeting with Gen. McChrystal 8. Who cares if Obama couldn't talk the IOC into Chicago? He'll be able to talk Iran out of nukes. 7. The impediment is Israel still building settlements. 5. We've been quite clear and said all along that we didn't want the Olympics. 4. This isn't about the number of Olympics "lost", it's about the number of Olympics "saved" or "created". 3. Clearly not enough wise Latina judges on the committee 2. Because the...
  • Why Are Gay Marriage Proponents Complaining?

    11/12/2008 8:09:22 PM PST · by menofissachar · 5 replies · 418+ views
    Men of Issachar ^ | November 12, 2008 | menofissachar
    Gay Marriage Proponents have been having all kinds of protest marches in cities such as Long Beach and Salt Lake City, Utah (where they are attacking the Mormon Church for exercising it's previously Constitutional right to express free speech). And there's video of a disturbing scene of an elderly woman carrying a cross being attacked in Palm Springs. But what is the basis for all of the pro-gay marriage anger? What is their grounds for demanding gay marriage? Up until very recently, there has never been such thing legally, culturally, socially or linguistically as a marriage that has NOT between...
  • Why I am voting Democrat!(LOL)

    10/23/2008 1:32:47 AM PDT · by victim soul · 26 replies · 1,453+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | 10.23.08 | WaynesWorld
    I'm voting Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending MY MONEY than I would. I think when you spread the wealth around it is good for everybody! It’s Patriotic! I'm voting Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. All profits are evil and should be confiscated for Government Redistribution. I'm voting Democrat because I believe that MORE Government regulations and higher taxes on Business will stop Business from exporting their jobs to Countries with LESS Government regulations and lower taxes. I'm voting Democrat because I believe...
  • Soldiers in Iraq Give Reasons for Re-enlisting

    07/03/2008 4:49:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 68+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Sophia R. Lopez, USA
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, July 3, 2008 – As soldiers’ enlistments near their end, they must decide whether they want to leave the service or stay on for another term. Some soldiers in Iraq who decide to stay in the Army face another choice: whether to re-enlist here or wait until they’re back in the United States. Some may want to re-enlist while in Iraq for the chance at their pick of duty station or for the tax-free bonus. Others do it for more personal reasons. “I knew I was going to stay. I had already made up my mind about...
  • 8 signs it's time to change jobs before you get fired

    09/29/2007 5:59:47 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 77 replies · 300+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 25 September 2007 | Anne Fisher, FORTUNE senior writer
    From your e-mail, I'd say you are suffering from more than three. Check out the list and see if you agree. 1. You don't fit in. Your values don't match the company's. 2. Your boss doesn't like you and you don't like him or her. 3. Your peers don't like you. Feeling isolated, gossiped about, and excluded from the inner workings of the organization is a very bad sign, as is feeling that you're not part of the team and wouldn't socialize with your colleagues even if they asked you. 4. You don't get assignments that demonstrate the full range...
  • 40 Reasons to Ban Guns

    03/09/2007 6:21:36 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 55 replies · 9,435+ views
    email | unknown
    1. Banning guns works, which is why New York, DC, Detroit & Chicago cops need guns. 2. Washington DC's low murder rate of 69 per 100,000 is due to strict gun control, and Indianapolis' high murder rate of 9 per 100,000 is due to the lack of gun control. 3. Statistics showing high murder rates justify gun control but statistics showing increasing murder rates after gun control are "just statistics." 4. The Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban, both of which went into effect in 1994 are responsible for the decrease in violent crime rates, which have been declining...
  • Reasons given for prosecutors firings

    03/06/2007 4:35:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 753+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/07 | The Associated Press
    Reasons given for asking six U.S. attorneys to resign, according to William Moschella, an associate deputy attorney general. He testified Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee. Carol Lam, the U.S. attorney in San Diego _VIOLENT CRIME: "Her gun prosecution numbers are at the bottom of the list." _IMMIGRATION: "Her numbers for a border district just didn't stack up." ___ John McKay, the U.S. attorney in Seattle _POLICY DIFFERENCES: "The department really had policy differences and were concerned with the manner in which he went about advocating the particular policies ... on information sharing. He spent quite a considerable amount of...
  • First Comes Junior In a Baby Carriage (4 in 10 Births by Single Moms)

    11/26/2006 5:02:22 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 459 replies · 5,125+ views
    MSNBC Newsweak ^ | 6 Dece,ber 2--6 | Debra Rosenberg and Pat Wingert
    ....More American women than ever are putting motherhood before matrimony. New data released by the Centers for Disease Control show that nearly four in 10 U.S. babies were born outside of marriage in 2005—a new high. These unwed moms aren't all teens—last year teen pregnancies fell to their lowest levels in 65 years. Some—like 44-year-old Mary Lee MacKichan, who used a gay friend as a sperm donor—are professional, older women who want to have babies before their biological clocks run out, but most are low-income twentysomethings. (Unwed births among 30- to 44-year-olds are up 17 percent since 1991; among those...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Why Republicans Lost

    11/08/2006 4:50:12 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 384 replies · 7,662+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 9 November 2006
    Republicans lost control of the House, and perhaps the Senate, because they abandoned their conservative principles and in the end stood for nothing, Rush Limbaugh said today. In his Wednesday broadcast, America’s top talker said that until Republicans begin asking themselves what’s wrong with themselves they are never going to fix their problems. When things go wrong, Rush said, "you must look inward and ask first, ‘What did we do wrong? What could we have done better? What mistakes did we make?” Commenting that although Republicans lost, "Conservatism did not lose, Republicanism lost last night. Republicanism, being a political party...
  • On the Trail: Is This '94? 5 reasons why this will be just like GOP revolution and 5 why it won't

    10/19/2006 9:17:17 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 43 replies · 1,150+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10/18/2006 | Chuck Todd
    WASHINGTON — There are two ways to look at any election cycle -- by comparing it to past cycles or taking it at face value. The problem for prognosticators is that we have to use both methods simultaneously. History is my guiding principle on all things political, but I also believe that every election is an individual snowflake. The similarities between this midterm cycle and '94 are striking, and yet the differences are stark. I've broken down this debate into reasons why the cycles are and are not similar. The reasons why '06 seems similar to '94 are: 1. One-Party...
  • 20 Reasons Not to Vote for John Murtha... from BootMurtha.com

    09/14/2006 11:07:19 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 10 replies · 600+ views
    BootMurtha.com ^ | 9/14/2006 | IPWGOP
    20 Reasons not to vote for John Murtha  1. Murtha wants to Cut and Run from Iraq. This has already proven deadly for America: Osama bin Laden cites the Cut and Run from Somalia (1993) as the main reason he believed al Qaida could strike the U.S. with impunity. Cut and Run is wrong now in Iraq for the same reasons. read  2. Murtha demoralizes our troops during war with his public statements: read, read  3. Murtha aligns with & accepts awards from radical, anti-military, soldiers-harassing organizations: Code Pink/Murtha photo-op, accepting their award: here MFSO/Murtha photo-op, in Washington, D.C.: here...
  • 139 Reasons To Love Canada (I DON'T agree with all of them)

    07/02/2006 4:12:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 37 replies · 1,103+ views
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | 7-1-06 | Shelley Fralic
      On this, our nation's 139th birthday, we celebrate our pride of place as a rambunctious fledgling on the world stage, at least by demographic and historical standards. Our vast 10 million square kilometres, girded by three oceans and the most powerful nation on Earth, is populated by a mere 32 million people, most of them border dwellers and many of them newcomers themselves.   Yet, despite our youth, we are universally recognized as a diverse resolute country of admirable character, a land peopled with the descendants of native Indians, stoic pioneers, and new generations of grateful immigrants.   We're...
  • CA: Election turnout looking paltry-Activist fatigue,voter disenchantment cited as possible reasons

    06/03/2006 3:10:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 118 replies · 1,654+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/3/06 | Laura Mecoy
    MANHATTAN BEACH -- Trying to fire up a lackluster crowd at a "get out the vote" rally, City Councilman Jim Aldinger asked who would be working over the weekend to get Californians to the polls on Tuesday. Only a handful of the 80 activists raised their hands at the rally Thursday for gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides. Campaign consultants reported similarly tepid responses from volunteers around the state -- even though an expected low voter turnout and an extremely tight gubernatorial primary could make this year's "get out the vote" efforts more decisive than in past statewide campaigns. Secretary of State...
  • Orange County, Calif., native joins Corps for many reasons

    10/21/2005 4:12:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 293+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 21,2005 | Cpl. Shane Suzuki
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Oct. 21, 2005) -- Lance Cpl. James Loomis joined the Marine Corps for a number of reasons. While some people join for adventure or college money, others join for the chance to travel and experience other cultures. Loomis, a machine gunner from Orange County, Calif., enlisted in the Corps for all those reasons and more. Loomis, who is with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, grew up in southern California and always knew that the world had more to offer than the odd jobs he worked before enlisting. “I didn’t have any scholarships for college and...
  • Bush's Reasons For War (Vanity...need help from FREEPERS)

    08/21/2005 6:54:18 PM PDT · by SideoutFred · 66 replies · 1,619+ views
    ME | August 21, 2005 | Me
    One of the favorite lines by our leftist friends is that the reasons for war by Bush keep changing. Personally, I don't buy that at all. I've been using the State of the Union Address prior to the war, the speech to the UN General Assembly as my guiding tools here. I find that there were about 8 or 9 reasons given, not just the WMD reason. I'm trying to dispute this garbage from the left but I'm looking for some better sources. Any help folks? Reasons I have documented (most of which are true or on their way) 1)...
  • An English Lesson

    08/11/2005 3:49:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 86 replies · 1,759+ views
    Reasons why the English language is so hard to learn: 1) The bandage was wound around the wound. 2) The farm was used to produce produce. 3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse. 4) We must polish the Polish furniture. 5) He could lead if he would get the lead out. 6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. 7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present. 8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum. 9) When...
  • Paying ‘the Base’ - (Howard Fineman on why Pres chose Roberts; not too bad for a liberal opinion!)

    07/20/2005 7:30:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 809+ views
    MSNBC.COM ^ | JULY 20, 2005 | HOWARD FINEMAN
    Ever loyal, President Bush is rewarding conservatives with his choice of John Roberts—a man that liberals will have difficulty blocking. George W. Bush keeps surprising the wise guys. They keep thinking that he’s going to be something other than what he is and that he will do something other than what he says he will do. Well, he and Karl Rove built his career on West Texas Bible Belt conservatism, with deep ancestral ties to the Establishment “up East.” And it was that president—half Cambridge, all “Come to Jesus”—who chose John G. Roberts Jr. for the U.S. Supreme Court. In...
  • There is a certain strain of expert who believes Osama bin Laden is a political genius-(brilliant!)

    07/08/2005 9:43:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 28 replies · 821+ views
    WEEKLY STANDARD NEWSLETTER | JULY 9, 2005 | JONATHAN V. LAST
    THE LAST WORDThere is a certain strain of expert who believes that Osama bin Laden is a political genius who is using terrorism to accomplish political aims. If true, it follows that, while the West should pursue Islamist terrorists militarily, we should also seek politically to alleviate the conditions which so inflame them. Okay, let's just name names--I'm talking about Michael Scheuer who suggests in his books that bin Laden is a genius on par with America's Founding Fathers and that in order to win the war on terrorism, America needs to stop agitating Islamists by stationing troops in Saudi...
  • Mississippi Turning: Inside the Killen Jury - (fascinating piece by Killen juror!)

    07/06/2005 10:04:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 737+ views
    LA TIMES.COM ^ | JULY 6, 2005 | Warren Paprocki
    Last month it was my duty to serve on the jury in the trial of Edgar Ray Killen. It was my unpleasant charge to decide the fate of a fellow human. In the course of my 55 years I have survived a war, earned a bachelor's degree, suffered and exalted, traveled the world and worked my way from high school dropout to senior engineer. Still, nothing prepared me for this, nor did any of the other 11 jurors seem any less humbled by this task. No one took this lightly. My fellow jurors seemed to be a good representation of...
  • 'CSI effect' evident in US courtrooms - (possible reason jury acquitted Robert Blake)

    04/24/2005 8:44:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 1,966+ views
    THE SCOTSMAN,COM ^ | APRIL 24, 2005 | ALEX MASSIE
    DO YOU watch CSI? It is a question heard in an increasing number of jury selection hearings across the US. The hit television series Crime Scene Investigation, in which brilliant forensic scientists solve seemingly baffling cases each week in little more than 40 minutes, is changing the face of American justice as jurors apply the lessons of what they have seen on TV to real-life criminal trials. A decade ago, the kind of physical and forensic evidence used in the OJ Simpson trial baffled many viewers. Today, educated by what they believe they have learned from TV, it is the...
  • SEE NO EVIL book report

    04/08/2005 7:09:46 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 5 replies · 331+ views
    The Informed Citizen ^ | 04/08/05 | vanity
    "SEE NO EVIL " -By Robert Baer- Billed as "The true story of a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism", Robert Baer's very interesting book sheds a great deal of light on the CIA's "culture of failure" : a culture,according to Baer,that led directly to the 9/11 disaster. The CIA,according to Baer,not only abdicated its intelligence-gathering responsibility,it reduced itself -notably during the Clinton administration-to a highly politicized fund-raising group: dedicated to sweeping unpleasant truths under the rug,and punishing anyone unwilling to "get with the program". Sandy Berger (who later pled guilty to theft of documents from the National...
  • At Least You Wouldn’t Die Hungry - (debunks "difficult & complex case" argument, No. It's simple)

    03/30/2005 8:52:18 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 640+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MARCH 31, 2005 | MATTHEW HOLMES
    For every day Terri Shiavo suffers, liberals continue to deny their role in the conspiracy to commit murder. In an attempt to muddy the water and wash their hands of any responsibility for her death, those who support Terri’s starvation have adopted a new catch phrase: “This is a very difficult and complex matter.” Whether it is Michael Shiavo’s lawyer, Judge Greer, Jeb Bush, the Florida legislature, or everyone in the partisan media, these modern day equivalents of Pontius Pilate have decided that the best way to wash their hands of Terri’s blood is to constantly mumble some generic form...
  • Social Security Reform: If the Poor Must Work, Let It Be for Me!

    02/14/2005 3:56:58 PM PST · by freeholland · 8 replies · 760+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 14, 2005 | RAYMOND S. KRAFT
    Yielding to my contrarian impulses, I decided to see if I could figure out a good reason for Republicans and other Conservatives to oppose the privatization of Social Security. And I did! Going to the Social Security Administration website and using the Quick Calculator there to estimate what I’m likely to receive when I retire, not too many years from now, I see that I will receive the maximum benefit, about $2,000 a month in 2005 dollars. Now, my other investments, including my PRAs (Private Retirement Accounts, but I call them my “401k” and my “Roth IRA”) will yield a...
  • The Case Against Medical Marijuana

    01/03/2005 9:57:34 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 843 replies · 5,628+ views
    OPINION EDITORIALS.COM ^ | JANUARY 3, 2004 | GREG LEWIS
    There are two fairly well-defined positions that have emerged regarding the issue, under consideration by the Supreme Court of the United States of America, of whether the use of marijuana should be legalized for the treatment of certain medical conditions. The first of these sees marijuana's limited legalization as, in almost all cases, the effort of so-called "stoners" (in contemporary parlance people who pretty much can't live without getting high on marijuana on a daily basis) to find a way to circumvent existing laws that criminalize the use of wacky weed so that they (the stoners), with the consent of...
  • 40 Reasons why the US is Better than Britain (humor) - a British response.

    12/13/2004 5:39:51 AM PST · by Le Bouledogue Britannique · 170 replies · 7,787+ views
    It has been noted that there has been a grievous and unprovoked attack on Great Britain on these pages http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1295524/posts which THE MANAGEMENT, in their wisdom, have seen fit to leave in situ. Therefore, here is the British response. [Note to Mr Moderator, please feel free to remove this thread (I'm sure you will anyway) and indeed ban me from these boards (once again) However, if you do choose you that path, please display your lack of bias and sense of fair play by removing the "40 Reasons why the US is Better than Britain (humor)" thread which I have...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 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!
  • WHAT WAS THE REAL MESSAGE OF OSAMA?

    11/01/2004 6:42:56 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 17 replies · 1,003+ views
    FAITH FREEDOM.ORG ^ | NOVEMBER 1, 2004 | ALI SINA
    For two years Osama bin Laden remained in hiding. No one heard a word from him, to the extent that many thought he could be dead. Suddenly, in the eve of the American presidential elections, this terrorist came out of his hole with an ominous message. Those who analyzed the tape concluded that there was no hint of a specific threat. But they are mistaken. We'll get to that later. For now let us assume they are right. In that case what was the message? Did this terrorist come out to say that he is impartial in this election? Osama...
  • Reasons for Iraq war stand the six-pillar test

    10/20/2004 8:45:26 AM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 3 replies · 856+ views
    DailyGlobe ^ | 19-October-2004 | Andrew Cline
      Story last updated at 1:14 PM on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 Cline: Reasons for Iraq war stand the six-pillar test By Andrew Cline   In the wake of U.S. weapons inspector Charles A. Duelfer's report concluding that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, a re-examination of the case for war made by President Bush is in order. In the first presidential debate, Sen. John Kerry said, "The reason for going to war was weapons of mass destruction, not the removal of Saddam Hussein." Yet before the war, Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair consistently stated that...
  • Why Bush is Likely to Win

    09/25/2004 10:49:30 PM PDT · by justaboutanybody · 79 replies · 1,744+ views
    Jamaica Gleaner ^ | September 26, 2004 | Matthew Kopka
    WITH A month and a half to go Kerry has belatedly come out swinging at Bush, especially over the disastrous war in Iraq. But it's not clear those attacks will bring positive results. The following are 10 reasons why Bush is likely to win, 10 reasons why Kerry might yet pull off an upset. The lists are hardly comprehensive. But they do hint at what are and aren't ­ despite mainstream U.S. media obsessions ­ the real issues in the race. WHY BUSH IS LIKELY TO WIN 1. Vice-President Dick Cheney. Right up until the Republican convention it was speculated...
  • Reason To Vote for Bush?

    09/22/2004 5:14:55 PM PDT · by silvercity · 22 replies · 298+ views
    9/22/04 | Silvercity
    As an undecided voter I am trying to grab as much information as I can before voting. I'm looking for reasons why either Bush or Kerry would be better. As a conservative site I thought that someone here could help by giving me the top reasons to vote for Bush. Please avoid Kerry bashing I want to avoid personal attacks on this and gather info by facts. Thanks.