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  • Local women outraged after cab driver insinuates one of them was too big for the back seat

    07/27/2017 11:55:06 AM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 31 replies
    660 News Calgary ^ | July 27, 2017 | Ian Campbell
    Two Calgary women say they’ll never take another Associated Cab again after an incident Friday night with a driver in the Southland area. Mya McDonald first shared her outrage over Facebook after she wrote the man told her group that her friend “Brit” was too large to sit in the back seat. “He told my friend to sit in the back because she was smaller and the other bigger girl should sit in the front so that we could all fit in the back because (hand movements) she’s… y’know, fatter than all of you,” McDonald wrote.
  • It’s all about FREE-Dumb

    10/26/2016 4:16:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/26/16 | Diane Bederman
    We are witnessing the development of generations of self-absorbed citizens with grandiose infantile delusions of entitlement When my mother was getting on in years (She lived to see 90 and three great grandchildren) she said to me that she was glad that she was closer to death-she would not have to live to see the next generation! I must be getting on in years, too, because I can’t imagine what the West will look like in years to come. I have been listening to the comments and opinions expressed by and about the Millennials and the Snowflakes-yes you heard right-the...
  • “Look at the Tea Party: Some of the angriest, most hateful people on earth, and they’re

    12/04/2014 11:42:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 110 replies
    Salon ^ | December 2, 2014 | Anne Lamott, "Small Victories"
    [full title] “Look at the Tea Party: Some of the angriest, most hateful people on earth, and they’re backed by what they think is Scripture” Forgiveness has become a pursuit more important to me than almost anything. Because as I said in an old book, it’s not my strong suit. I always joke that I wasn’t one of those Christians who was heavily into forgiveness – that I was the other kind; that I was reform. But it’s so awful to be a person who doesn’t forgive; in my experience the willingness to change down deep always comes from the...

    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 ^ | 25/05/2010 |
    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 ...
  • 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...)