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  • Roger Goodell says players' demonstrations going from 'protests to progress'

    09/18/2016 6:25:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    espn.com ^ | 9/18/16 | Ben Goessling
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell encouraged players to speak their minds on social issues Sunday in the wake of Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand for the national anthem. While Goodell said he has not reached out to the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, the commissioner has praised the shift of players' activism from 'protests to progress.'
  • ...Obama Meets With Cuban-Americans Ahead of Cuba Trip [Sell Out Estefans Bow Knee To Hussein]

    03/17/2016 4:19:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    ....Obama held a meeting Wednesday with 16 Cuban-Americans, including music producer Emilio Estefan.... ....Estefan asked the president to meet with Cuban dissidents and create a plan of action for a more democratic Cuba. "It doesn't make sense if you go and nothing happens in the end, I think this is good that Cuban people will decide and I think that in order to decide they will have to have free elections," Estefan said.
  • MSNBC’s Chris Matthews calls Obama the ‘perfect American’ — again

    03/10/2013 2:47:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, March 8, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews calls Obama the ‘perfect American’ — again MSNBC host Chris Matthews just can’t say enough nice things about President Obama. Already remembered for 2008 remarks about Mr. Obama’s speech sending a “thrill” up his leg, Mr. Matthews has now suggested the president may be “the perfect American.” Mr. Matthews‘ comments on Wednesday’s episode of “Hardball” came in context of discussion of Southern Poverty Law Center findings of a correlation between White House pushes for gun control and a rise in patriot group memberships. “I look at Obama as perfect American,” Mr. Matthews said, according to the show’s...
  • A fish called Obama: New American species named after President

    11/30/2012 9:56:56 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 30 November 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    • Obama is one of five new species of darter fish discovered by researchers • The freshwater fish has distinctive bright orange and blue colours and is generally found in fast-flowing rivers around America • Other species named after Teddy Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and vice president Al Gore A new species of fish has been named after President Barack Obama by the researchers who discovered it. The freshwater fish has distinctive bright orange and blue colours and is generally found in fast-flowing rivers around America. It is one of five new species of darter - the smallest member...
  • CNN WH Correspondent Asks Obama if GOP Candidates Are 'Uninformed, Out of Touch, or Irresponsible'

    11/14/2011 9:07:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/14/11 | Noel Sheppard
    Remember during 2008's Democratic primaries when Saturday Night Live did a hilarious sketch mocking a CNN debate as being a disgraceful suck-up to then presidential candidate Barack Obama? A repeat of this happened in real life Sunday evening when during a press conference from the APEC summit in Hawaii, CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian actually asked the President if the GOP candidates were "uninformed, out of touch, or irresponsible" (video follows courtesy Right Scoop with transcript and commentary, photo courtesy AP):
  • Medical help for illegal immigrants could haunt Mitt Romney

    10/23/2011 8:25:37 PM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/23/2011 | Noam N. Levey
    On the Republican campaign trail, he derides any such public aid. But the healthcare law he signed as Massachusetts governor allows it. Reporting from Washington— The Massachusetts healthcare law that then-Gov. Mitt Romney signed in 2006 includes a program known as the Health Safety Net, which allows undocumented immigrants to get needed medical care along with others who lack insurance. Uninsured, poor immigrants can walk into a health clinic or hospital in the state and get publicly subsidized care at virtually no cost to them, regardless of their immigration status.
  • Gloria Estefan sings for lunch with Michelle Obama

    05/19/2011 5:45:45 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 24 replies
    ...Praising Mrs. Obama...Estefan said, "We're so proud of you. Thank you for giving our young women somebody incredible look up to."
  • ABC's Ann Compton is a transparent, butt-kissing Obama-bot. [r]

    10/11/2010 5:03:30 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 11 replies
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  • On Her Wedding Day, Saying the Things Left Unsaid

    07/28/2010 7:28:24 AM PDT · by fullchroma · 76 replies · 3+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 7/24/10 | Andrew Cohen
    The great love of my life marries today and I am not the groom. I had my chance, a few years ago, but did not realize until too late how fleeting my moment with her was meant to be. Whether it was my fault or hers, and, let's face it, it was probably mine, I will wonder always about the life I might have had with the most loving and loveable woman I have ever known. Sometimes, I finally now understand, love, even crazy love, is not enough. Sometimes, as the romance novelists know, timing is everything. But today is...
  • Carlos Slim - By Arthur Sulzberger Jr. (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/30/2009 9:10:09 AM PDT · by abb · 38 replies · 1,291+ views
    TIME ^ | April 30, 2009 | Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.
    I recently had the great pleasure of meeting Carlos Slim. He had decided to invest in the New York Times Co. and thought it would be a good idea to get to know me and my senior colleagues. It was obvious from the moment we met that he was a true Times loyalist. We had an enjoyable conversation about what was happening in this country and everywhere else in the world. Carlos, a very shrewd businessman with an appreciation for great brands, showed a deep understanding of the role that news, information and education play in our interconnected global society....
  • A Decade in Freeperdom

    12/30/2008 7:24:06 PM PST · by exit82 · 114 replies · 1,131+ views
    self | 12-30-08 | exit82
    FRiends, today marks ten years that I have been on FreeRepublic. I want to say thank you to Jim Robinson for providing this site and for providing a forum for conservatives to bounce ideas off each other and to wax eloquently(or just plain wax ad nauseum)on the political issues of the day.I want to say thank you to all of you for the insights and knowledge so freely shared here that enhances the understanding of a myriad of subjects every day, and which has helped me to make sense of the events of the last ten years. Although many in...
  • Pelosi was nuts to visit with Assad

    04/05/2007 9:53:02 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 70 replies · 2,569+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 5 April 2007 | Claudia Rosett
    In visiting Syria this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi no doubt meant well. She wants dialogue. As a woman, mother, and now the third-highest-ranking elected official in American politics, she has achieved a great deal in life by talking with people. On this trip she made a point of showing how easy it is to interact with Syrians, with an itinerary that included a visit to a souk in Damascus - where she was photographed holding out her hand while a cheerful vendor gave her some nuts. Unfortunately, that photo-op sums up the best that can be said about Pelosi's...
  • Barbara Walters And Hugo Chavez

    03/19/2007 11:49:55 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 14 replies · 1,093+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 19 Mar 2007 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Last Friday, Barbara Walters embarrassed herself conducting a fawning interview with Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's Marxist budding dictator. This is a more serious mortification than Rosie O'Donnell spouting nonsense on ABC's The View, which Walters hosts and partly owns. Not since Herbert Matthews of the New York Times wrote about the Fidel Castro the humanitarian, just as his fortunes were flagging in the late 1950s, have we seen a major American journalist go so gaga over a would-be Latin dictator. Walters' offering on Hugo Chavez on ABC's 20/20 went far beyond the garden-variety media bias seen so abundantly in print news...
  • Clintonwatch: In the Mud with Morales

    09/23/2006 7:04:04 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 10 replies · 695+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 23 Sept 2006 | Editorial
    Geopolitics: Radical chic is thriving in the whirl of parties at the United Nations these days, and no one is being courted more solicitously as one of the downtrodden than Evo Morales of Bolivia. You remember "radical chic," don't you? The 1960s and 1970s phenomenon, described by Tom Wolfe in his "Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak-Catchers" tells how New York's glitterati threw black-tie parties to court supposedly "real" revolutionaries — like Black Panthers, Puerto Rican separatists or Indian liberationists — in a bid to feel "authentic." It's been a long time, but radical chic isn't dead. Which explains why...
  • Hey! FR. Veronica and I were Quoted in VARIETY!!!

    07/31/2006 4:43:47 PM PDT · by Hildy · 793 replies · 11,294+ views
    VARIETY ^ | July 31, 2006 | Hildy
    On Saturday, Gibson released a statement apologizing: "After drinking alcohol on Thursday night, I did a number of things that were very wrong and for which I am ashamed. I drove a car when I should not have, and was stopped by the L.A. County Sheriffs. The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person. I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable. I am...
  • Me, Hugo and George **Projectile Vomit Alert**

    07/16/2006 5:51:30 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 46 replies · 1,178+ views
    Gold Star Families For Peace ^ | 07-15-06 | Cindy Sheehan
    When I was growing up in Bellflower, Ca., I never, as a child with a good imagination, could have ever imagined that my life would take the peculiar turn that it has. I could not have foreseen giving birth to a child that would eventually be wrongfully and devastatingly killed in war or that I would be meeting with world leaders or be nominated for the Noble Peace Prize. Along with the Vice President of Spain, Foreign Minister of Ireland, Attorney General of Australia and countless parliamentarians from all over the globe, one of the world leaders that I have...
  • Jimmy Carter decries (U.S., but not Venezuelan) foreign interference in Nicaragua vote

    07/08/2006 6:05:43 PM PDT · by Bangupjob · 26 replies · 918+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 8 July 2006 | Staff
    Managua, Jul 6 (EFE).- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said here Thursday that he opposes any attempts by foreign powers to influence the Nicaraguan presidential election, set for Nov. 5. The statement was made by Carter in Managua at the end of his four-day visit to the country to familiarize himself with how the electoral process is unfolding. Speaking on behalf of his Atlanta-based Carter Center, the former president said: "Almost all of the Nicaraguans with whom we spoke expressed concern about foreign governments endorsing, vetoing, or funding specific candidates." Carter criticized the position of the U.S. government, which has...
  • Barack Hussein Obama puts his faith in spotlight (LAUGH ALERT)

    06/29/2006 5:41:32 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 32 replies · 1,544+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 29, 2006 | LYNN SWEET SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    During the 2004 Illinois Senate race, GOP nominee Alan Keyes, facing certain crushing defeat from rival Barack Obama, suggested that Jesus Christ would not back the Democratic contender. "And I think you remember my response, which was, I wanted to know who his pollster was," Obama joked to Fox News host Alan Colmes on Oct. 26, 2004. "Because if I have a chance to talk to Jesus, I'm going to be talking to him about eternal life and the meaning and purpose of my work here. I'm not going to be worrying about who he's voting for in the Senate...
  • Hugo Chavez Teams Up With Oliver Stone For New Film

    05/21/2006 5:14:24 PM PDT · by Bangupjob · 22 replies · 733+ views
    CANOE Jam Showbiz Movies ^ | 21 May 2006 | Associated Press
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - American director Oliver Stone and British producer John Daly plan to make a film about the 2002 coup that briefly brought down Venezuela's government, President Hugo Chavez said Sunday. Chavez said Stone and Daly plan to announce the upcoming film at the Cannes Film Festival in France. He added that the two called Venezuela Sunday morning to discuss their plans. "They've asked for our permission to announce it today in Cannes, and we've told them yes, that we're interested in that film being made," Chavez said during his weekly television and radio program.
  • Women of Free Republic (Non-Political Vanity)

    01/15/2006 5:09:16 PM PST · by Clemenza · 312 replies · 4,731+ views
    Free Republic | 1/15/06 | Casimir Pugliese
    Being that everyone is entitled to a frivolous vanity every once in awhile, I have decided to dedicate mine to the beauty of the women of Free Republic. You ladies are beautiful in your mind, wit, and hearts. Many of you are also quite attractive physically as well. Here's your chance to post photos or make comments that will drive us male freepers wild.