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  • Wisconsin city's horse-manure rule gets dumped

    11/23/2008 4:45:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies · 374+ views
    Country Today ^ | 11-23-08
    LOYAL, WIS. (AP) - Let the horse apples fall where they may - as long as they're on the right path. The Loyal City Council has relented and repealed an ordinance that would require horses within city limits to have manure-catching devices. But that 7-1 vote this week was followed by a 5-3 vote approving a new ordinance requiring that horse-drawn vehicles follow certain routes through town. Mayor Carol Lampsa said merchants raised concerns that the area's Amish residents who use horse-drawn vehicles would avoid the city because of the manure-catching ordinance passed Oct. 21. Also, area Amish residents said...
  • Schwarzenegger: Illegal immigrants not to blame for budget mess

    03/26/2008 12:34:42 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 100 replies · 1,822+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Wednesday, March 26, 2008 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, responding to the mother of a Republican state legislator, said Wednesday it would be a "big mistake" to blame illegal immigrants for the state's looming $8 billion budget problem. The Republican governor was in San Luis Obispo to pitch his budget proposal to local officials and business leaders when he was asked by Diane Blakeslee, mother of Assemblyman Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, how the state should handle fiscal burdens created by illegal immigrants. "There is, you know, always a time like this where you start pointing the finger at various different elements of what creates the...
  • Obama supports individual gun rights [Barf alert]

    02/15/2008 10:56:51 AM PST · by rellimpank · 63 replies · 391+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | NEDRA PICKLER, AP
    MILWAUKEE - Barack Obama said Friday that the country must do "whatever it takes" to eradicate gun violence following a campus shooting in his home state, but he believes in an individual's right to bear arms. Obama said he spoke to Northern Illinois University's president Friday morning by phone and offered whatever help his Senate office could provide in the investigation and improving campus security. The Democratic presidential candidate spoke about the Illinois shooting to reporters while campaigning in neighboring Wisconsin. The senator, a former constitutional law instructor, said some scholars argue the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees gun...
  • LAME DUCK BUSH IS LEFT CRIPPLED BY A CRUSHING VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE

    11/08/2006 5:27:18 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 101 replies · 3,327+ views
    NY Post ^ | 11/8/06 | John Podhoretz
    November 8, 2006 -- THE presidency of George W. Bush ended last night. The Democratic Party turned this election into a referendum on the president - and the president lost. The Democratic successes last night don't herald dramatic shifts in policy, the way the Republican 1994 triumph did. There will be no dramatic shifts in policy. We will not bug out of Iraq. There will be no tax increase. The president will have significant trouble getting conservatives on federal courts, including the Supreme Court - but he's had that same trouble notwithstanding the comfortable Republican margin in the Senate that...
  • Finches named for Darwin are evolving

    07/13/2006 1:21:13 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 546 replies · 5,502+ views
    Finches on the Galapagos Islands that inspired Charles Darwin to develop the concept of evolution are now helping confirm it — by evolving. A medium sized species of Darwin's finch has evolved a smaller beak to take advantage of different seeds just two decades after the arrival of a larger rival for its original food source. The altered beak size shows that species competing for food can undergo evolutionary change, said Peter Grant of Princeton University, lead author of the report appearing in Friday's issue of the journal Science. Grant has been studying Darwin's finches for decades and previously recorded...
  • To That Stupid Liberal Lurker - I Got Zapped

    06/24/2006 9:21:32 AM PDT · by tough decision · 238 replies · 6,388+ views
    One look at you tells me all I need to know about you. I am so tired of liberals that think they are so brilliant. You are such a stupid jackass. You are so stupid you probably believe that the Bush administration orchestrated the attacks on 9/11. Every time you go on the internet, every time you make a bank transaction, or pay a bill, every time you try to email a congressman or senator they are getting so much information off of you. Of course it is all a conspiracy by the Bush administration. I have screwed around by...
  • WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! You Mods ZOTTED Me!

    06/23/2006 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Gatemouth · 213 replies · 4,986+ views
    Kos | Gatemouth
    Here's something for you to ponder over... http://distressedamerican.cf.huffingtonpost.com/ Any thoughts?
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 727 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!
  • Climate change threatens California (Calif EPA Secretary on Schwarzenegger policy)

    04/08/2006 11:15:03 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 26 replies · 394+ views
    The Argus ^ | 04/08/2006 | Alan C. Lloyd
    IN JUNE 2005, before an enthusiastic audience at World Environment Day in San Francisco, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared that, "California will be a leader in the fight against global warming... We know the science. We see the threat. And we know the time for action is now." That same day, Gov. Schwarzenegger signed an executive order to reduce California's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 30 percent by the year 2020 — establishing the most ambitious state-level emission reduction goal in history. The executive order also created a Climate Action Team (CAT), led by the Cal/EPA, to develop strategies and...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Pope Joan (Diane Sawyer looks at FEMALE POPE)

    12/22/2005 12:17:13 PM PST · by theFIRMbss · 99 replies · 5,379+ views
    popejoan.com ^ | 1996 [!] | Donna Cross
    "As its title reveals, the novel is based on the life of one of the most fascinating, extraordinary women in Western history--Pope Joan, a controversial figure of historical record who, disguised as a man, rose to rule Christianity in the 9th century as the first and only woman to sit on the throne of St. Peter. Brilliant and talented, young Joan rebels against the medieval social strictures forbidding women to learn to read and write. When her older brother is killed during a Viking attack, Joan takes up his cloak and identity, goes to the monastery of Fulda, and is...
  • Strikers want respect more than money, but some say they would have settled

    12/20/2005 4:52:23 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 31 replies · 778+ views
    Newsday ^ | 12-20-05 | WestVirginiaRebel
    NEW YORK-It isn't about money or pensions for Angel Ortiz. It's about the contemptous glances, angry passenger rants and abusive bosses who rack up discipline slips and are stingy about sick days."Everybody treats me like crap all the time. We're tired of being treated like we're the garbage of the city," said Ortiz, 32, standing on the Bronx-Manhattan border Tuesday with hundreds of other striking transit workers underneath an elevated rail line that had no trains.
  • '05 Proving To Be Worst Newspaper Year Since Recession

    10/31/2005 7:00:41 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Media Daily News ^ | 10-31-05 | Ross Fadner
    IT'S OFFICIAL: 2005 WILL BE the newspaper industry's worst year since the last ad industry recession. And things aren't looking much better for next year either, according to a top Wall Street firm's report on newspaper publishing. "Sadly, 2005 is shaping up as the industry's worst year from a revenue growth perspective since the recession impacted 2001-2002 period," says the report from Goldman Sachs, adding a warning that meaningful growth in 2006 is "very unlikely."
  • why did you ban me? (ZOT!!! What is the sound of one troll frying?)

    05/13/2005 9:17:36 AM PDT · by janet_leeds · 216 replies · 6,348+ views
    janet_leeds
    Yes. I am new to this website and was wondering why my account was banned? I posted an article I wrote about how Buddhism not Islam is a threat to America and is the fastest growing religion instead of Islam. I noted how Buddhism denies the existence of God and the divinity of Christ, I also made note of how Buddhists practice an evil satanic ceremony called doku. It is a ritual where Buddhist monks use a doku drum made of the hide of a white christian baby to conjure up demons for human sacrifice. Using three fingers they beat...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why I Am a Liberal (Not trolling - Jist food for thought)

    02/18/2005 2:52:25 PM PST · by loe joe · 488 replies · 6,883+ views
    useless knowledge ^ | Warren C. Norwood
    Some of my friends, family members, and co-workers wonder how I could be a political liberal in the midst of this new swell of conservatism the United States. The answers to that are all too simple. I am a liberal because the system originated by liberals called Social Security has made my parents' retirement more possible and comfortable than it would otherwise have been. I am a liberal because the system originated by liberals called Medicare paid for my mother to have two knees and a hip replaced at a cost that otherwise could not have been born by all...
  • Never thought I'd register here and get the ZOT!!

    09/11/2004 9:54:50 AM PDT · by Madam Tussaud · 73 replies · 2,236+ views
    <p>I cannot simply stand by and watch you guys lying and lying on this website, about the veracity of John FORGED Kerry, about the patriotism of Jane Fonda, about the authenticity of the forged Bush Guard files...they are authentic forgeries. The White House itself handed those forged documents out after CBS gave them copies...now you guys are questioning them?? LMAO!!</p>
  • ZOT: Let's All Vote November 2! (Proposal for WORLD election)

    09/08/2004 1:13:51 PM PDT · by awesomechick · 158 replies · 2,854+ views
    07 September 2004 | Tahar Ben Jelloun
    And what if, this coming November 2, at the same time as millions of Americans, all the world's peoples went to the ballot box to vote? There would be legitimacy in their participation in the election of the president of the world's greatest power. Simply because their lives, their future, depend on it in one way or another. It would be a symbolic gesture, a universal speech in observation of a fact and a direct and unambiguous way of saying that the fate of the world depends in large part on the American presidency. The Vietnamese and the Chileans at...