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  • Who Now Has or Owns the Eastwood Chair?

    09/01/2012 8:48:57 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 15 replies
    September 1, 2012 | Self
    I have a question now that "Eastwooding" is now the new internet meme. Where is the chair and who owns it now? I think after Thursday's speech this empty chair would have a significant historical and/or collectable value. Many FReepers have no doubt spent time watching countless episodes of Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Cajun Pawn Stars, Hardcore Pawn etc. After watching re-runs of these this weekend I have to ask this question. Where is the chair now and is there a certificate of it? I would love to see what the sale of this item could bring as a fundraising...
  • The Cardinal Prays (how to speak truth to power in the public square)

    09/01/2012 2:27:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 1, 2012 | Joseph Wood
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan showed how to speak truth to power in the public square this week.“Power” in this case was the Republican Party, and the power was in a good mood when the Archbishop of New York went to the podium to close the GOP convention. But rather than just excuse the crowd with a few feel-good platitudes, Dolan delivered a brief blessing that was packed with Catholic teaching. And he did so in a thoroughly American spirit.As with his decision to invite both presidential candidates to the Al Smith charity dinner in October, Dolan’s acceptance of the invitation to...
  • How To Make the GOP Eat Itself Alive

    09/01/2012 1:16:40 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 218 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | September 1, 2012 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Recently, the GOP passed some Presidential primary and delegate rules changes, in a very shady manner, that enraged conservatives. This rule will lessen the impact of delegates, and soften the voice of conservatives and Tea Party members. I was one of those who were enraged. In fact, I was at the front of the parade. However, in life and especially in politics, not all is as it seems. One of Mitt Romney's closest advisors, a man by the name of James Bopp Jr., led the charge to prevent the rules from being this drastically changed. In a letter he...
  • Establishment Republicans Pass Rule at RNC to Suppress Grassroots Influence

    09/01/2012 12:26:11 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 39 replies
    Interview at the Republican National Convention ^ | August 28, 2012 | Julie McCarty
    Watch Julie McCarty, President of the NE Tarrant [County TX] Tea Party and delegate to the Republican National Convention. Over strong grassroots opposition, Rule No. 12 was passed which gives the Republican National Committee the authority to change any rule between convention sessions. According to McCarty, This rule was deliberately designed to suppress grassroots efforts. "It is the Establishment Republicans saying to the grassroots, 'we do not want to hear from you, we want to do things our own way.' They were able to defeat Rule 15. Under this rule, delegates to the National Convention would have no longer been...
  • The Theatrical Brilliance of Clints Empty Chair

    09/01/2012 12:15:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Politicos and policy wonks have been parsing every major speech offered at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, each with his or her own lens. (The exception is MSNBC, which apparently declined to parse several speeches by ethnic minorities.) Some have commented on the gender-war content of Ann Romneys statements; some have focused on the deep policy weeds of Vice-Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan. But the most transformative moment in its way, the most redolent of the Tea Party revolution was Clint Eastwoods conversation with an empty chair in which President Obama was not sitting. One of the...
  • WH disses Clint Eastwood over anti-Obama speech

    09/01/2012 10:30:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sept. 1, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obamas spokesman derided Clint Eastwood for his remarks at the Republican National Convention, in which Eastwood made a series of jokes at the presidents expense by pretending to conduct an interview with Obama while only talking to an empty chair. I wasnt quite sure what I was watching, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said yesterday of Eastwoods performance. He prefaced that dismissal by saying, Im a huge fan and admirer of Clint Eastwoods work, both as a director and an actor. Eastwood made several jokes at Obamas expense and that of Vice President Joe Biden (whom he called...
  • Don't be TOO quick to condemn the GOP-e. [Rare One-Line Vanity]

    09/01/2012 11:03:13 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 45 replies
    Unnamed Sources (mainly George Haight of 156 Pine Street, Lakewood, Florida 715-283-2993) | Sept 1 2012 | By Laz
    Guys, I am the first to jump on the GOP-elite when they backstab conservatives. I'm even sometimes at the front of the parade. But I have certain information that might show that the GOP-e wasn't all too keen on some of the rules changes that got us so upset. In fact, Romney's team might have been trying to avoid some of this stuff. I need to do more homework (there is a freeper who is my main source for this, and he's NOT GOP-machine whatsoever. If he wishes credit, I will be glad to give it to him). Wait for...
  • Liberal Journalist Misplays Race Card Badly

    08/31/2012 4:34:37 PM PDT · by Tar and Feathers · 16 replies
    Tar and Feathers ^ | 08-30-2012 | Iratus Vulgas
    When it comes to the race card game, you cant win with a liberal. If youre conservative, youre racist no matter how you play it. As the 2012 GOP Convention progresses, this liberal con game is once again in play. Youd think Republicans would have learned by now. When it comes to issues on race, you may as well be playing Three Card Monty with a downtown street hustler. No matter how you play it, you will lose. During the convention, the Dems and their compliant media toadies have used a ruse that everyone should be well aware of by...
  • That Fading Obama Poster...

    08/31/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 20 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
    The day after Paul Ryan's RNC speech I posted a series of graphics based on his speech (here). This was probably the best line of them all, and I wanted to make sure I could come up with something that would do it justice...
  • RNC Ratings Night Three: Romney Results In Ratings Rise,

    08/31/2012 2:21:28 PM PDT · by MNDude · 20 replies
    Night three of the Republican National Committee culminated in a speech from GOP nominee Mitt Romney, and the ratings rose accordingly. As was the case during the first two nights of the RNC, Fox News Channel was the most watched TV news outlet, besting the broadcast networks from 10-11PM. Last night, however, the gap between FNC and its competitors was even wider, as it topped the next two networks, NBC and ABC, combined in total viewers. Every outlet except NBC improved on its Tuesday night ratings in both total viewers and the adults 25-54 demo. Compared to the final night...
  • Another Real Photo of Obama's Chair...

    08/31/2012 3:10:27 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Follow up to this post...
  • Paul Backers Aided Disruption of Ryans Speech (Gave Code Pink Their Passes)

    08/31/2012 11:56:23 AM PDT · by mnehring · 26 replies
    The womens antiwar group CodePink was behind the disruption of Representative Paul D. Ryans speech on Wednesday night, but it was in part a product of the Romney campaigns continuing dispute with Ron Paul supporters. An angry Ron Paul person was like, here, take my pass, said Laura Mills, the 21-year-old CodePink intern who was escorted out of the Tampa Bay Times Forum after interrupting Mr. Pauls speech. Ms. Mills and a more seasoned activist, Ann Wright, were just waiting for Mr. Ryan to say something about health care. When he did, they yelled, Health care, not warfare and My...
  • How the Dems in Charlotte can compensate for Clint Eastwood in Tampa

    08/31/2012 11:12:18 AM PDT · by Bob Ireland · 41 replies
    self | Aug 31, 2012 | Bob Ireland
    The Dems are meeting in Charlotte next week. They follow a spirited, zealous scene in Tampa this week. The appearance by film actor Clint Eastwood helped the GOP gathering reach a foot-stomping crescendo. What can they do to counteract this burst of enthusiasm? Here is a suggestion that might prove useful. THEY COULD INVITE THEIR OWN FILM STAR, ALEC BALDWIN!!! Instead of an empty chair, Baldwin could put his daughter in the chair next to Him with a sign around her neck with 'Mitt Romney' printed thereon. Then he could unload on her as only Alec Baldwin could. He could...
  • RNC Goodie Bag Contains Mitts Book Supporting Romneycare

    08/31/2012 9:25:53 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/28/12 | by Matt Vespa
    Surprise! Im the first to admit that Mitt Romney wasnt my first choice for president. I think the majority of the Republican Party was with me on this one. I was on the Rick Perry train, which turned out t be an epic failure. However, the primaries are over and Mitt came out on top. However, given that a lot of conservatives may still be suspicious of Romneys shoddy conservative credentials, it doesnt help that the RNC goodie bag contains a copy of his book No Apologies, which endorses his decision, as Governor of Massachusetts, to institute an individual mandate...
  • The Intellect Of The Democratic Party

    08/31/2012 9:05:03 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Conventions Don't Matter -- and Mean Even Less

    08/31/2012 8:54:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Political junkies get excited about the Republican and Democratic national conventions, but for many Americans they provide a stark reminder of how out of touch our political system has become. The strange rituals and bad jokes seem oddly out of place in the 21st century, almost as strange as seeing an engineer use a slide rule rather than an iPad to perform some complex calculation. While partisan activists tune in when their team's big show is on the air, most unaffiliated voters view the conventions as a waste of time and money. For the past week or so, everyone I...
  • *SATIRE* *Vanity* Eastwood banned for life - stripped of Oscars *Satire*

    08/31/2012 8:44:34 AM PDT · by Never on my watch · 11 replies
    Self | August 31, 21012 | Never on My Watch
    As a result of the Mathews/Madow report of inquiry into the presence of Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention (dated August 31, 2012), The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science (AMPAS) stated that they have stripped Actor/Director Clint Eastwood of his Academy Awards and banned him from the motion picture industry for life. Continued below...
  • Gov. Mitt Romney Acceptance Speech at the Republican National Convention Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 7:03:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 1 replies
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 30, 2012 | Gov. Mitt Romney
    Mr. Chairman, Mr. Chairman and delegates. Mr. Chairman and delegates, I accept your nomination for President of the United States. I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust youve placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility. And tonight I am asking you to join me to walk together to a better future. By my side, I have chosen a man with a big heart from a small town. He represents the best of America, a man who will always make us very proud my friend and America's next Vice President,...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio Convention Speech Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 7:01:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 3 replies
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 30, 2012 | Sen. Marco Rubio
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I think I just drank Clint Eastwood's water. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you so much for having me here today and thank you so much for doing this convention here in Florida. Before I begin Thank you. Before I begin this is such an important night for my country . Thank you so mucch - thank you so much for having me here today, and thank you so much for doing this convention here in Florida. You know, before I begin - yes, thank you - before I being, this is...
  • Gov. Jeb Bush Convention Speech Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 6:59:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 30, 2012 | Gov. Jeb Bush
    Welcome to Florida! Bienvenido a Florida! This election is about the future of this nation. We can shape that future with what we do here, with what we do November 6. We can restore America's greatness. That starts with a strong economy, a smart energy policy, lower deficits, and a president who puts America's workers and job-creators first. But to have a great future - a secure future - a future that is equal to our potential as a nation, we need to do something else. We must make sure that our children and grandchildren are ready for the world...