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  • Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck, and Cult-Like Religion

    01/03/2016 5:07:32 AM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 1,121 replies
    Freeper Editorial | 1/03/2015 | GPH
    Sundance at The Conservative Tree House has written posts commenting on Ted Cruz's proselytizing as an electoral campaign strategy. Freepers have seen at least a couple of examples of this strategy recently, with threads being posted about Cruz calling on supporters to "don the full armor of God" to resist "incoming attacks" (presumably from dark forces!), or that the "Body of Christ" must be energized to gain the victory. This type of rhetoric is also heavily prominent in his campaign fund raising. One of the more epic and cringe inducing examples comes from an apparent leak by the Cruz campaign...
  • McConnell Debt Plan: Press Release Conservatism

    10/18/2013 4:20:50 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/18/2013 | Daniel Horowitz
    The $2 billion Kentucky Kickback is not the only treat in McConnell’s bag of Halloween tricks. The final deal to sell out the American people with Obamacare and perennial debt includes a hallmark of the 2011 McConnell debt ceiling plan. Section 1002 of the bill provides for McConnell’s infamous resolution of disapproval. Basically, within three weeks of the President’s official request for a debt limit increase (until Feb 7, 2014 in this case), Congress can force a vote to disapprove of the request. There’s one problem, though. That resolution must pass with 2/3ds majorities in both houses. So why slip...
  • Lindsey Graham’s collaboration with Democrats points to tea-party primary challenge in ’14

    10/15/2012 2:31:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 13, 2012 | W. James Antle III
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s opposition to political ads targeting several Democratic senate incumbents could create a significant re-election issue for him in 2014. When Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul launched an ad campaign against Democrats who opposed his proposal to end foreign aid to Libya, Egypt and Pakistan, Graham took the unusual step of defending the Democrats from a fellow Republican. Graham held a conference call with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to slam both the ad and Paul’s foreign aid bill. Paul swiftly fired back, telling Politico, “I don’t see myself campaigning against a Republican in...
  • Kissinger Called Jews 'Self-Serving,' 'Bastards'

    11/19/2011 11:07:03 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/11 | Gil Ronen
    Transcripts from 39 years ago show that Henry Kissinger, a Jew who later served as U.S. Secretary of State Kissinger under President Richard Nixon, held anti-Jewish views. In 1972, then-Prime Minister Golda Meir asked Nixon to protest to the Kremlin over its levying of fees for exit permits for Jews who wish to emigrate. The Associated Press quotes Kissinger as calling Jews "self serving" and using the word "bastards" in reference to them. At the time of the events, AP explains, the White House was "defending its strategy of quiet diplomacy" and sought to assure American Jews that Nixon was...
  • On The Eve Of Huge Speech, WSJ Delivers A Devastating Mitt Romney Takedown

    05/12/2011 4:47:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 11, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    It's no secret that one of Mitt Romney's biggest vulnerabilities is the fact that he invented RomneyCare in Massachusetts, thus paving the way for the detested Obamacare. What is surprising is that the WSJ -- which you'd think might overlook that in Romney's case, given their general common ideologies -- would pulverize him on the subject. That's exactly what they've done tonight, on the eve of his big healthcare speech, basically branding him has un-credible and self-serving. They say RomneyCare has been a mess, but that really, up until recently he was bragging about its success. What's more, his new...
  • Senator to Pay Back Money for Chartered Flights

    03/14/2011 9:14:32 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 12 March 2011 | John Semmens
    Insisting that “it was all a big misunderstanding,” Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) has agreed to reimburse the government for $88,000 in charges she racked up using chartered flight services from a company she jointly owns with her husband. “As senators, if we accept services for free we could be perceived as obligated to do favors for our benefactors,” McCaskill explained. “To avoid this perception I charged the cost of my travel to my expense account.” The Senator said she eschewed the option of flying on a commercial airline because “it’s so inconvenient. You have to stand in line. You get...
  • Gingrich statement on Climategate

    12/02/2009 3:02:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 57 replies · 1,931+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 02, 2009 | Lee Cary
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has released a statement on Climategate. In a previous blog , AT readers were promised an update on Gingrich's then pending statement on Climategate. Here it is: "On the climate change scandal by Newt Gingrich Two stories have broken in the past few days that should give Congress further pause before it ever again takes up energy tax legislation that justifies the destruction of millions of American jobs based on the supposed urgency of meeting the challenge of global warming. Emails obtained by hackers from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit...
  • California election maneuver backfires (Morons at work, results well deserved though)

    06/04/2008 2:16:41 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 5 replies · 110+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 6-3-08 | Dan Walters
    "Given what later happened, California would have had more clout had it left its primary in June. One can only imagine the intensity that a June primary contest between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in California would have generated."
  • Wolfowitz to Resign -- Effective June 30..

    05/17/2007 3:14:10 PM PDT · by yoely · 137 replies · 5,490+ views
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  • Gore's 'Carbon Offsets' Paid to Firm He Owns(Well now, isn't that special.)

    03/03/2007 6:52:00 AM PST · by kellynla · 178 replies · 3,801+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 2, 2007 | staff
    Al Gore defends his extraordinary personal energy usage by telling critics he maintains a "carbon neutral" lifestyle by buying "carbon offsets," but the company that receives his payments turns out to be partly owned and chaired by the former vice president himself. Gore has built a "green money-making machine capable of eventually generating billions of dollars for investors, including himself, but he set it up so that the average Joe can't afford to play on Gore's terms," writes blogger Dan Riehl. Gore has described the lifestyle he and his wife Tipper live as "carbon neutral," meaning he tries to offset...
  • New video on youtube... "This Ain't the Town I Grew Up In"

    09/07/2006 7:51:06 PM PDT · by idiotology · 11 replies · 2,338+ views
    Just received this from my brother... thought I'd pass it on here. Hello All, Below you'll find a link to a new video I produced for a new song recorded by Randy Keith Brown. Randy is not only a great bassist (toured with Curtis Mayfield, currently with Jeff Cook of country music group, Alabama) but a great songwriter, singer and music producer. Randy and I have been close friends for many years and have written many songs together, including the new video song, "This Ain't The Town I Grew Up In." Please take a moment to check out the video...
  • Mel Gibson asks Jewish community for help 'healing'

    08/02/2006 12:45:17 AM PDT · by tessalu · 134 replies · 13,109+ views
    Haaretz ^ | August 2, 2006 | AP
    LOS ANGELES - Mel Gibson said yesterday he is not a bigot or an anti-Semite, and that he apologizes to "everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words" he used when he was arrested for drunken driving early Friday. "Hatred of any kind goes against my faith," he said in a statement released through his publicist Alan Nierob. "I Advertisement "I'm not just asking for forgiveness," Gibson said. "I would like to take it one step further and meet with leaders in the Jewish community, with whom I can have a one-on-one discussion to discern the appropriate...

    03/29/2006 7:05:27 PM PST · by MrBallroom · 3 replies · 958+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 29 March 2006 | Timothy Rollins
    WILL HE EVER STOP? by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher March 29, 2006 In an effort to once again advance his own agenda, Michael McGee Jr. goes on camera calling for enhancer penalties for those who commit crimes against black men, calling them an 'endangered species.' These outrageous comments call for an in-depth analysis to expose McGee as self-serving.We begin with the mortality rate of black men nationwide between ages 15 and 44, and we do not limit it to Milwaukee. The NUMBER ONE cause of death for these young black males is not tuberculosis, AIDS, accidents or influenza. The...

    01/12/2006 5:33:41 AM PST · by Mia T · 57 replies · 3,415+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 01.12.06 | Mia T, doug from upland
    THE ABSURDITY OF A COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF HILLARY by Mia T, doug from upland, 1.12.06   Coerced handshake during missus clinton's 2003 self-serving Thanksgiving visit to Iraq See (hillary's Iraq Turkeys) Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has already started her 2008 presidential campaign by aligning herself with the military and pretending to be tough on terror. Fortunately, the ultra-liberal Hillary has yet to brainwash all of the voting public into believers that her symbolism is really substance. Guess some folks will never forget that she was co-president for eight years in an administration that I quote: "Loath the military" -doug from upland   AUTHENTICATION...
  • DUBYA vs. BUBBA: the truman factor (Give 'em hell, Dubya!)

    11/19/2005 1:56:26 PM PST · by Mia T · 29 replies · 1,384+ views
    The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Post, C-SPAN | 11.19.05 | Mia T
    D U B Y A vs. B U B B A the truman factor by Mia T, 11.19.05 TRUMAN & BUSH Give 'em hell, Dubya? by Jay Ambrose New York Post (print edition) 11.19.05 George W. Bush's approval ratings are at an all-time low for his presidency--37 percent--and his politiial opponents, seeing that he is down, have begun kicking him especially hard, even to the point of doing their best to make us lose the war in Iraq. For comfort, the president might reflect that approval ratings are sometimes directly contradicted by later, more reflective judgment. He might think...

    11/06/2005 8:35:52 PM PST · by Mia T · 15 replies · 658+ views
    Wall Street Journal | 11.06.05 | Mia T
    Looking for the complete (as opposed to excerpted) versions of the following Wall Street Journal pieces: "Hillary's Vaccine Shortage" (orig published 8/15/03) "Avian Virus Caused The 1918 Pandemic, New Studies Show" Kindly send via FReepmail. Thanx.
  • Clinton tells of hurricane's 'profound' effect (obligatory gag alert)

    09/18/2005 4:29:44 AM PDT · by Utah Girl · 38 replies · 490+ views
    Ireland Online ^ | 9/17/2005
    America could become a less divided society as result of hurricane Katrina, former US President Bill Clinton said today. “Americans were profoundly disturbed by the losses suffered and by the sense that maybe our government did not perform as well as it should have,” Mr Clinton said. “There was a profound sense of grief at the magnitude of the losses and not only the death but the dislocation of a million people. “And I think people were very sensitive to the fact that it disproportionately affected Americans of colour, principally African Americans, and low income Americans. “So I think it...
  • Lawmakers Use Border Security As Political Ploy

    08/22/2005 11:44:54 PM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 1 replies · 267+ views
    SierraTimes ^ | 08. 22. 05 | Diane M. Grassi
    On August 12, 2005 Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico issued Executive Order 2005-040 declaring a ‘state of emergency’ in four New Mexico counties along its border with Mexico. It is intended to free up funds totalling $1.5 million for a variety of actions he felt necessary. Specifically, Hidalgo, Luna, Grant and Dona Ana counties are in “an extreme state of disrepair” according to the governor. The state of emergency stems from the governor’s conclusion of “violence encountered by law enforcement, damage to property and livestock, increased evidence of drug smuggling and human smuggling, with an increase in the number...
  • Friday Night Jokes

    01/07/2005 8:38:36 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 12 replies · 861+ views
    A blonde and a lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from Los Angeles to New York. The lawyer asks if she would like to play a fun game. The blonde, tired, just wants to take a nap, politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun. He explains, "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5.00, and vise versa." Again, she declines and tries to get some sleep. The...
  • Pray for Our Sons and Daughters, the Iraqi insurgents (ZOT!)

    12/18/2004 6:56:12 AM PST · by Toby03 · 125 replies · 2,394+ views
    Life | 12/18/04 | Toby03
  • (Kerry) No proof of competence

    10/16/2004 12:56:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies · 1,734+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | October 16, 2004 | Jim Wooten
    The best indicator of what people will do in the future is what they've done in the past. So it is with John Kerry and George W. Bush. Throughout the campaign and in a series of debates, Kerry's pitch is unwavering: Everything from your dead fescue to childhood measles is Bush's fault. Had he been in office, Kerry assures, all outcomes would have been pleasing because he is smarter, wiser and more competent. That is a recurring mantra of the left. It is the core of their claim to an entitlement to govern and to regulate: That belief, combined with...
  • NEVER TRUST A LIBERAL OVER AGE 3 Dealing With The Apostles Of Hypocrisy & Trickery!

    07/23/2004 5:19:28 AM PDT · by BurkesLaw · 29 replies · 666+ views
    Like Thomas Sowell's definition of a "racist" ("a conservative winning an argument with a liberal"), the definition of an "unpopular Republican" is "a Republican the Democrats would like to be rid of." Whenever liberals are being hysterical about a Republican, it's because that Republican is not good for the Democrats.....
  • Soldier speaks about decision that led him to Canada

    06/28/2004 1:32:01 PM PDT · by dandi · 60 replies · 293+ views
    Newsday ^ | June 28 2004
    <p>ST. CATHARINES, Ontario -- It wasn't the prospect of fighting in a war that drove Brandon Hughey to desert the Army and take refuge in the basement of a Canadian home, Hughey says. It was the prospect of fighting this war.</p>
  • Baltimore Mayor likens President Bush to Terrorists.

    05/28/2004 5:23:34 AM PDT · by JustAnAmerican · 32 replies · 215+ views
    05/28/04 | JustAnAmerican
    Did anyone else catch the POS O'Malley last night and this morning on the news runs? In a nutshell when asked what he thought about the Terrorists wanting to strike in the US this summer, he ended his little tirade by saying that al Qaeda is using the fact that President Bush is in office as a their recruiting tool. He also suggested that keeping President Bush in Office was the aim of Terrorists who are trying to attack inside the US.Why this idiot is still in office is beyond me. This guy is as far left and anti-American as...
  • 10/18/03 -- Jeb's Emails to FR poster, summer, today, re: Terri. (And, a Message to Michael Shiavo)

    10/18/2003 5:15:50 PM PDT · by summer · 401 replies · 2,027+ views
    10/18/03 | summer's emails with Gov Bush
    Note to FR: I am posting here an email conversation I had today with Gov Bush about Terri, and yes, he knows I am posting it here on FR. In my reply #1, located below this post of Gov Bush’s email, I have posted a message from me to Terri’s husband. And, no, I did not discuss with anyone my idea here to write to Terri’s husband. No one suggested it to me. Nor did I discuss it with anyone at all. In my next reply, reply #2 below, I hope to post a message to my friends here on...
  • Repercussions of Peres’ Birthday

    09/23/2003 7:00:22 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 1 replies · 274+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | September 23, 2003 | Arlene Peck
    Send to printer Repercussions of Peres’ Birthday by Arlene Peck September 23, 2003 Funny thing happened on the way to meet a neighbor. I brought up the topic of a column that I had just read written by Arutz-7's own Opinion Editor, Nissan Ratzlav-Katz. He wrote about the truly appalling display of disregard for the citizens of Israel in the then-upcoming eightieth birthday party of Shimon Peres. While Israel is struggling to pay its bills and feed its citizens, Shimon Peres, in yet another example of his self-serving attitude, saw fit to give himself, at tax-payer expense, a glittering celebrity...
  • Official "I'm sorry for what I said about Elizabeth Smart" thread

    03/18/2003 12:26:30 PM PST · by Grig · 254 replies · 352+ views
    OK all you freepers who where claiming ES was somehow a willing participant, easily dupped, or a runnaway. Here is your chance to show us how mature and adult you can be. read this then post here to admit your error and apologize. I will freely forgive anyone who does so.