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  • MOST INCREDIBLE STORY OF RESILIENCE EVER TO GRACE THE NYT

    02/03/2014 1:01:17 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.1.2014 | Bill Zeiser
    One day in the foreseeable future, high school students will no longer read Elie Wiesel's Night to learn of the incredible bounds of human resilience. They will instead read the memoir of Vanessa Csordas-Jenkins. They will read, and they will be inspired. Who is Vanessa Csordas-Jenkins, you might ask? Only the subject of the most harrowing story you will ever read in the New York Times. Csordas-Jenkins suffered indignities that no human being should ever have to suffer. And she did so with grace and dignity that only [can] be described as vintage Csordas-Jenkins. Our story begins with Ms. Csordas-Jenkins,...
  • Is Obama trapped ? (Obama self absorption humor)

    11/10/2010 7:17:17 PM PST · by nmh · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | November 9, 2010 12:00 A.M. | Mona Chare
    The president has lost the means for Clinton-style triangulation. It’s almost enough to evoke sympathy: The entire journalistic world poring over President Obama’s post-election comments and applying a humility meter to his words, his facial expressions, and his mood. Does he get it? Is he sufficiently abashed by the voters’ rebuke? But just when you think the guy has suffered enough, he short-circuits your pity. Traveling in India, the president misinterpreted the comments of an Indian businessman in a way that reveals his tenacious self-worship. As Jake Tapper reported, Mr. Bhupendra Kansagra, founder of Spice Jet, greeted the president: “Welcome,...
  • Iranian Groupie 'Risks Life' For Book On Bedding Famous Rockers (Groupie 'Slut' Target Of Fatwa?)

    05/25/2010 6:12:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 1,353+ views
    msn.nz ^ | 25/05/2010 | msn.nz
    Iranian groupie 'risks life' for book on bedding famous rockers A self-proclaimed "slut" from Iran may become the target of Muslim extremists after she penned a book about having sex with the world's most famous rockers. Roxana Shirazi, who lived in Tehran until she was 10, claims to have had sexual encounters with members of Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Velvet Revolver, Papa Roach and Skid Row. Several editors and agents reportedly refused to work with her on the book, titled The Last Living Slut: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage, for fear of enraging the Muslim community. "I haven't attacked...
  • The Other McCain Gets it Right Again (Obama and Terror)

    12/31/2009 1:50:29 PM PST · by PoliticalEthics · 5 replies · 449+ views
    Robert Stacy McCain, "the other McCain" has a searing piece on Obama and liberals. They care far less about terror than they care about their own political reputations. And those are the ones that care about terror at all. From the American Spectator:
  • Why I Decided NOT to leave Free Republic

    09/28/2009 3:12:53 PM PDT · by pctech · 103 replies · 2,646+ views
    9/28/2009 | Me
    I month or two ago (maybe longer) I posted a thread on why I was leaving Free Republic. I was angry over a post that was pulled (which Jim very nicely re-posted). I took some heated comments, and some justifiably so. I registered with a couple of conservative websites, and I will maintain those registrations. But after comparing those other websites, along with a few others, I have come to the conclusion that I was wrong for threatening to leave and I wanted to make an apology for my actions to Jim and others who were angered or offended.
  • The Kraut Tears Into Obama Speech Calling It “Abstract, vapid, and self-absorbed”

    06/04/2009 6:24:33 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies · 1,483+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-04-09 | Curt
    Charles Krauthammer tears into Obama on his speech today calling it “Abstract, vapid, and self-absorbed” [video at site] Absolutely perfect! Moral relativism at its worst... (Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net ...
  • The Late John Edwards

    12/28/2007 9:56:17 AM PST · by jdm · 40 replies · 110+ views
    Heading Right ^ | Dec. 28, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    How can one make a case for running a government effectively when the candidate can’t even manage his own schedule? John Edwards has people scratching their heads in Iowa and everywhere else — because that’s all they can do when his campaign events are supposed to start: Like Bill Clinton and Jesse Jackson before him, Mr. Edwards nearly always runs late while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination. He routinely begins events more than 45 minutes or even an hour past the scheduled starting time, keeping dozens or, lately, hundreds of people in jam-packed rooms awaiting his entrance.With the approach...
  • A Painful Reminder of My Ex (A Modern Love Story, An Abortion And A Bizarre Lifestyle)

    09/24/2007 7:07:01 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 41 replies · 134+ views
    NY Times ^ | 24 September 2007 | JENNIFER CACICIO
    ...Eight years earlier, he and I had met at a restaurant in Boston where we both worked late nights. We were each in the midst of deteriorating relationships and through our commiseration became close friends, confidants and eventually a couple. Our relationship was brief, intense and tumultuous, more addiction than love — a scalding hot bath that feels like comfort but in reality is scorching you. I think we both knew we were wrong for each other but didn’t care. We were young, lost and unmoored, each secretly terrified of the phrase, “your whole life ahead of you.” Depressed and...
  • Shuttin' up Sally...YEA Fox

    09/17/2007 1:29:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 542+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 17, 2007 | Ron Reale
    If only it was the beginning of a media trend. Studio execs know that people from both sides of the political spectrum watch their shows. Considering the statistics, two-thirds of the country doesn't pay attention to politics, ever, so your actors are more likely to lose you money and advertisers when they spout off, then attract any net gain, (unless bad publicity is considered a gain). Just blacking out their inappropriate remarks helps keep attention on the actual show, not some self-important actors latest pet project. If the actor has a problem with that, go on the news and talk...
  • "Comedian/Actress" Kathy Griffin Tells Jesus Christ To "Suck It" In Emmy Acceptance Speech

    09/10/2007 3:24:38 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 331 replies · 13,672+ views
    Monsters And Critics ^ | 9-10-2007 | Stone Martindale
    Kathy Griffin wins Emmy, no thanks to Jesus 09/08/2007 - Kathy Griffin - 59th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards - The Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA © David Gabber / PR Photos By Stone Martindale Sep 10, 2007, 3:42 GMT Kathy Griffin's Bravo series "My Life on the D-List" won the Emmy for "Best Reality Program (non-competition). Her speech was memorable, in which she refused to thank Jesus. "A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this. He had nothing to do with this," Griffin said. "Suck it, Jesus. This award is my God now."...
  • O'Reilly Factor Provides Free Republic Offending Comments Links

    08/01/2007 4:09:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 707 replies · 23,918+ views
    Tuesday, August 1, 2007 | Kristinn
    <p>I received an e-mail today from the Fox News producer who booked me for the O'Reilly Factor last night. The links have been forwarded to Jim Robinson for review.</p> <p>Jim asked me to start a thread with the links so that Freepers, and everyone else, could see for themselves what the fuss is about.</p>
  • So You Want Me to Breed?

    05/30/2007 11:21:26 AM PDT · by qam1 · 136 replies · 3,956+ views
    The Tyee ^ | 5/30/07 | Vanessa Richmond
    Contradictory messages about women's fertility are breeding like rabbits this week. In largely-Catholic Brazil, the government is subsidizing birth control pills so poor women can afford the contraceptive, despite a recent visit by Pope Benedict XVI, who mainly used his time to condemn abortion, contraception and sex outside marriage. In China, officials are rounding up rural, pregnant women and conducting forced abortions to enforce the mandatory one child policy. In Canada, on the other hand, I'm the problem. Thirty-something. Childless. And a threat to Canada's future economic well being. The nation's fertility rate has plummeted to 1.53 children per woman,...
  • Caption Alec Baldwin attempting to cross police line (Lidle crash)

    10/11/2006 6:13:55 PM PDT · by Mike-o-Matic · 176 replies · 6,641+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 2006-10-11 | Chip East/Reuters
  • March7 is my Birthday!XXXXTREM Vanity

    03/06/2006 8:11:45 PM PST · by Randy Larsen · 43 replies · 931+ views
    Randy Larsen | 3/6/2006 | Randy Larsen
    7 March is my birthday! If you're birthday is 7 march, please check in. Every body else, Just ignore this!
  • Clooney: I ruined Kerry's presidential race

    01/15/2006 6:16:04 AM PST · by texassizednightcrawler · 104 replies · 2,611+ views
    Ireland-online ^ | 1/14/2006 | Unknown
    George Clooney is convinced he ruined John Kerry's chances in the race for US president in 2004 - by snubbing an invitation and hurting his feelings. The Ocean's Twelve actor was one of several screen stars invited to ride on Kerry's election train, but it all went downhill for the Democrat when Clooney stayed away. He recalls: "Kerry asked me to ride on his train - he had a train going cross-country after he was nominated and some actors went on board. I called him and explained that I couldn't do it. I'd hurt him. I'd actually caused him harm...
  • The joy of divorce

    06/28/2005 9:50:36 AM PDT · by Stellar Dendrite · 305 replies · 5,549+ views
    The New York Times via KC Star ^ | 6-28-2005 | Rachel Dodes
    When Rachel Bendtsen walked through the doors of a New York City bar on a Thursday night, she was greeted with a cake and a standing ovation. She said hello to friends she hadn’t seen in three years, since she got engaged and stopped traveling frequently from Minneapolis to New York to visit. “I am so happy to be a free agent,” Bendtsen, 27, said as more cameras flashed. “And I am accepting applications to make out.” Several single men were on hand to apply. As divorce parties go, this one was tame — no caterer and no band, and...
  • Two Men, Baby on the Way and Me (NY Times values alert)

    03/20/2005 10:28:34 AM PST · by No Dhimmi · 71 replies · 6,782+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 20, 2005 | Rebecca Eckler
    I was three months pregnant and engaged to be married when I met him. (Read the rest for all the nauseating details...)
  • Beyond Beyonce: Why I Boycotted The Oscars-(profound critique of "Follywood's" self-absorption)

    03/11/2005 7:34:31 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,071+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE.COM ^ | MARCH 10, 2005 | CHERYL FELICIA RHOADES
    Well, I didn't exactly boycott the Oscars, that's a bit too grand. I merely didn't watch the show this year. It was the first time since I was 4 years old, when I dreamed of becoming an actress, that I didn't look forward to the awards in thrilled anticipation. A friend from DC emailed me the next morning. She wrote, "Okay you were right...the Oscars were really boring!" Then because I live and work in Hollywood, she then asked if I knew why Beyonce sang practically all of the nominated songs?" I admitted I hadn't attended any gossipy Oscar watching...
  • Cruise escaped bike crash unscathed

    03/04/2005 1:09:56 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 39 replies · 1,187+ views
    Irish Examiner ^ | 04/03/2005 - 8:21:48 AM
    Cruise escaped bike crash unscathed Hollywood hunk Tom Cruise escaped unharmed when he crashed his brand new motorcycle. The Collateral heart-throb was riding his turbo-charged Ducati in Beverly Hills, California, when he skidded on a patch of oil. The 42-year-old ended up sprawled on the road but was able to give concerned onlookers autographs before re-mounting his mean machine.
  • ZOT! Moderator is a punk

    02/22/2005 9:46:34 PM PST · by Time is now · 202 replies · 3,301+ views
    This Board ^ | 2/22/05 | time is now
    You just pulled a thread with no profanity and no agression. Get your head out brother and let some late night discourse happen outside your own personal interests. "Do I fit in" was not offensive in any way except to demented the click that lurks here.
  • Come See Our Hideous Slab

    12/17/2004 7:47:42 AM PST · by SmithL · 104 replies · 3,334+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/17/4 | Mark Morford
    As the world swoons over France's soaring beauty of a bridge, S.F. gets slapped with an eyesore And did you hear the one about how those gul-dang baguette-sucking antiwar French just completed work on this astounding new bridge, a soaring, airy, delicate thing erected in southern France, and it's all over the international press and the French people are justifiably proud and even the venerable Le Monde has deemed the new Millau bridge a "work of art," and the amazing pictures are being featured everywhere, for good reason? And you look at the photos and see the breathtakingly elegant architecture...
  • Clinton Psychobabble

    08/09/2004 4:15:49 AM PDT · by thegreatbeast · 4 replies · 449+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2004 | Theodore Dalrymple
    In an interview in the Guardian, former president Bill Clinton relates how Nelson Mandela guided, counseled, and comforted him in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. According to Clinton, Mandela told him of how “he forgave his oppressors because if he didn’t they would have destroyed him.” Clinton recalls Mandela as having said, “They destroyed my marriage. They abused me physically and mentally. They could take everything except my mind and heart. Those things I would have to give away and I decided not to give them away.” And then Mandela added, “Neither should you.” Clinton took a leaf...
  • Brazill's mother hands out gun locks

    04/22/2004 8:37:31 AM PDT · by Gun142 · 16 replies · 210+ views
    Palm Beach post ^ | Thursday, April 22, 2004 | Scott Mccabe
    Brazill's mother hands out gun locks Thursday, April 22, 2004 RIVIERA BEACH -- If the gun Nathaniel Brazill used to kill his seventh-grade teacher on the last day of school had been equipped with a safety lock, his mother, Polly Powell, might not be here knocking on doors and Brazill might not be in prison. Powell, of Lake Worth, walked the Stonybrook apartment complex at 1555 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Wednesday, passing out gun locks to whoever would accept them. A day earlier, Primrose Walker, the mother of David Walker, the 14-year-old who was shot and killed by a...
  • 3 SIMPLE RULES KEEP TERESA KERRY GOING (yeah, but can she bake cookies?)

    04/16/2004 2:22:53 AM PDT · by Liz · 83 replies · 309+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 16, 2004 | CINDY ADAMS
    I first met the lady who could be our next first lady nose-to-nose. Flat out on the ground. Teresa Heinz Kerry arrived at my home for lunch, was welcomed by my two Yorkies, and went down on all fours. "I've had three," came her voice from floor-level. "Rusty and Cous-Cous died of old age. Rusty Two always threw up in cars. The vet couldn't cure him and we travel so much we couldn't keep him. Now we have a German shepherd. I adore dogs." When Mrs. Kerry subsequently rose, she saw a New York Post photographer. She'd been up since...
  • Word for the Day - 1 March 2004

    03/01/2004 5:29:56 AM PST · by TheGrimReaper · 217 replies · 367+ views
    TheVerbivores | 03/01/04 | TheGrimReaper
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “word for the day”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... vainglorious; adjective: vaingloriously; adverb 1. adj. Characterized by or exhibiting excessive vanity; boastful. Proceeding from vainglory. Today's word is offered up in (dis)honor of last night's Academy Awards.... Etymology: I have no idea. Good Morning Students. Welcome to class! Class is...
  • Flags Keep Dropping on Super Bowl Stunt (Hollyweirdos bellyache about "censorship")

    02/05/2004 5:27:08 AM PST · by Liz · 99 replies · 320+ views
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | By Thursday, February 5, 2004; Page C01 | Lisa de Moraes
    Like something in a B-horror flick, Janet Jackson's radioactive right breast has morphed into the monster that's eating Hollywood. In the past 24 hours: • Jackson's name was stricken from the official list of presenters for Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast on CBS. That's the same network that beamed us the Super Bowl game during which Jackson's breast made its broadcast TV debut in a stunt that duet partner Justin Timberlake called a "wardrobe malfunction." According to one source close to the production, CBS and the Recording Academy are waiting for her to graciously bow out; if she does not soon,...
  • A GUY WITH NO CLUE WHO LEFT ME IN A STEW (WHY NYC IS FULL OF LONELY LIBERAL 30-SOMETHING WOMEN)

    11/18/2003 1:24:46 PM PST · by presidio9 · 441 replies · 4,974+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 16, 2003 | BRIDGET HARRISON
    <p>I lay awake in bed for three hours straight this Thursday, panicking that I have become way too choosy when it comes to blind dates. After all, isn't New York full of lonely women in their 30s who think no one is good enough?</p>
  • Fight over woman's feeding tube leaves husband's life in limbo (Terri Schiavo)

    11/02/2003 9:47:19 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 272 replies · 810+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov. 1, 2003 | Abby Goodnough , NYT
    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Michael Schiavo is 6 feet 6 inches, with a scrub-brush mustache and a gold chain bearing the crosses his parents wore. He is a nurse who works the graveyard shift, often pulling into his driveway as his neighbors walk their dogs in the moist Florida dawn. He has a meticulously kept yard, a screened-in pool where his friends sometimes gather, a golden retriever, a girlfriend and a year-old daughter. "My brother is a normal guy who this tragedy happened to," said Brian Schiavo, one of the four brothers with whom Schiavo shared an unremarkable childhood in Levittown,...
  • A Nation of Frogs

    01/23/2003 10:51:43 PM PST · by Askel5 · 42 replies · 2,734+ views
    Mindszenty Report ^ | January 2003 | William A. Borst
    A Nation of Frogs William W. BorstMindszenty Report | January 2003 Just recently, I was discussing the tax system with my attorney who had just completed my mother's estate. When I informed him of the Marxist underpinnings of, not only the so-called "death tax," but also the graduated income tax, he was shocked. He had no idea that Karl Marx had wriuen the major elements in the tax code with which he had been working his entire professional life. All one has to do is read the Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in 1848. The...
  • John Kerry in 1971 Doonesbury Strip: "You're Really Clicking Tonight, You Gorgeous Preppie."

    12/06/2002 9:11:29 AM PST · by Alex P. Keaton · 27 replies · 375+ views
    1971 | Doonesbury