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  • ...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.
  • George Galloway pledges 'solidarity' to Hugo Chavez

    11/27/2005 9:21:49 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 6 replies · 811+ views
    VCrisis ^ | Nov. 27, 2005 | Aleksander Boyd
    27.11.05 | Sure enough, it was only a matter of time. ... Green Left is reporting today "BRITAIN: Respect pledges solidarity with Venezuela" in which the following can be read: At its national conference in November, the anti-war Respect coalition passed the following resolution pledging solidarity with Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution. 1. This conference extends its solidarity to the people of Venezuela and applauds its government for its challenge to neoliberalism and US domination. 2. We pledge our support for a broad based campaign of solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution. 3) We encourage those Respect members who can to attend the...
  • Alisa Mau-Maus Oprah Winfrey

    09/29/2005 12:29:20 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 535+ views
    La Queen Sucia ^ | Sept. 29, 2005 | Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    So, any of you catch the hilarious op-ed in the NY Times today? The one where the author, upon hearing that Oprah has re-ignited her book club to include living authors again, basically begs to be on the show? Sounded familiar. Sadly familiar. This is me: "Please, Oprah! Pleeeeezzzzeee!" Yup. I've written to Oprah a few times. ... I've told her about following my heart to success. About putting my brother through school so he could follow his heart, too. About the sales of the book. The movie deal with Jlo and Laura Ziskin. The TV deal at Lifetime. About...
  • Jesse in Caracas

    08/29/2005 9:14:19 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 13 replies · 533+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 30, 2005 | Editorial
    Demagogues: Jesse Jackson was in top form, flying into Caracas to take a cheap shot at Pat Robertson and sing the praises of Hugo Chavez's Venezuela. But amid the huzzahs, something ugly was happening outside. Seems that Chavez was in top form, too, doing what dictators like his pal Fidel Castro do. Opposition leaders say that while Jackson was visiting over the weekend, Chavez's men sent mobs to ambush about 1,000 peaceful protesters with rocks, bottles and fireworks in downtown Caracas. Venezuelan media reported nine injured, two seriously. An eyewitness said those hit hardest, and often from behind, were vocal...
  • Blood in the streets of Caracas as Jesse Jackson pays Hugo Chavez a cordial visit

    08/27/2005 5:29:04 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 360+ views
    Publius Pundit ^ | Aug. 27, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    As Jesse Jackson visits Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez at the presidential palace to denounce assassination and what he calls the ‘Rumsfeld-Robertson connection’, outside in the streets - violent protests have engulfed Caracas in a sign of Chavez’s tightening grip on power. El Universal has the story in Spanish here and Globovision has the story in Spanish here. Miguel explains it in English for us here.
  • Plano, TX: "Officials lay bricks in symbolic start for Muslim center"

    06/21/2005 9:19:24 AM PDT · by I_Publius · 44 replies · 3,023+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | June 14, 2005 | LINDA STEWART BALL
    PLANO – The Ismaili Muslim community announced Tuesday that it is building a $6.5 million worship and community center in Plano, where it has found a warm welcome. Gov. Rick Perry flew in to lay the first ceremonial brick for the center's foundation. It was a symbolic gesture since the site for the new center will be a few miles northeast of the Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, where the foundation ceremony was held. The governor, who is friends with the Ismaili Muslims' spiritual leader, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, said he was honored to participate. "Our culture is...
  • Message from Venezuela: Carter Center Stay Home!

    02/22/2005 8:26:07 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 469+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Feb. 22, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    ...Venezuelans would prefer at this time if the Carter Center stayed away from our country. The role the Center played in the recall referendum, before and after it, left a very bitter taste in all of those like me, who are certain that the outcome was fraudulent. ... Carter ... did not demand that the CNE do the “hot audits” on August 16th. ... There are lies in the reports from the Carter Center, such as that the boxes containing the ballots never left their sight. Thus, Venezuelans in the opposition think the Carter Center failed them completely by being...
  • Venezuela Alarm: Carter Center back in Caracas - the shame of it

    02/22/2005 8:03:12 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 485+ views
    Venezuela News and Views ^ | Feb. 22, 2005 | Daniel Duquenal
    Bwahahahah!!! Gasp! Bwahahahahahahah! (tears of laughter, blogger convulsing on the floor subject to one of the biggest laugh attacks recorded in blogdom). (Breathe, breathe deeply, garner composure, start writing again) Today we learn that Jennifer Mc Coy of the Carter Center will brave Venezuela to offer help in consolidating peace and democracy! The nerve! What is in store for us? Are they going to approve the new judicial system whose near uniform composition will ensure "peace" through a "uniform justice" (pun intended)? Will they offer to monitor the 2006 elections to validate yet another "fair" Chavez victory? ... I have...
  • McCain: Hillary Would Be Good President

    02/20/2005 8:29:47 AM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 511 replies · 12,077+ views ^ | Feb. 20, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Maverick Republican Sen. John McCain said Sunday that his New York colleague, Sen. Hillary Clinton, would do well if she becomes president of the United States. "I am sure that Sen. Clinton would make a good president," McCain told NBC's "Meet the Press," as both he and Clinton were being interviewed from Baghdad. While noting that as a Republican, he'll be supporting the GOP nominee in 2008, McCain reiterated, "I have no doubt that Sen. Clinton would make a good president." Asked whether she thought McCain would make a good president, Sen. Clinton was somewhat less effusive, responding tersely, "Absolutely"...
  • If you liked Jimmy Carter...

    01/08/2005 1:28:40 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 10 replies · 294+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 8, 2005 | Ed Lasky
    John Kerry is showing us that he would have been a Jimmy Carter-like President, had he been elected. Playing kissy-face with Batthist dictator Bashir Assad in Damascus, Kerry said: >>>"I think we found a great deal of areas of mutual interest, some common concerns and some possibilities for initiatives that could be taken in the future to strengthening relationship between the U.S. and Syria," Kerry told reporters after meeting with al-Sharaa. "I can assure you that I leave here with a sense that we can improve our relationship. There are significant possibilities, particularly with the elections in Iraq and the...
  • Castro kitsch

    01/07/2005 9:35:14 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 425+ views
    The American Thinker, linking Babalublog ^ | Jan. 7, 2005 | Val Prieto, via A.M. Mora y Leon
    Val Prieto, at Babalublog, has some fun at the expense of a restaurant in Minneapolis which serves "revolutionary Cuban cuisine" amidst portraits of Che and Fidel. Val writes what getting a real meal is like in Havana... It's a masterpiece of debunking. He floors the guy in that magnificent storytelling way that only he can. >>Revolutionary Cuban cooking!? I wonder if the maitre'd hands everyone a ration card when they walk in the door. Or if they make the cafe cubano like they have been making it in revolutionary Cuba. One thin layer of fresh coffee grounds, one thin layer...
  • Has Justin Delacour joined the Venezuela Information Office?

    12/30/2004 8:18:45 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 340+ views ^ | Dec. 30, 2004 | Aleksander Boyd
    Caracas 29.12.04 | Let’s see, young Delacour visited Venezuela for the first time as part of a ‘delegation of observers’ that visited the country (courtesy of the Venezuelan taxpayer) during the recall referendum. The ‘mission’ was arranged by the Venezuela Information Office (VIO). Delacour’s way of counteracting unfavourable press vis-à-vis Fidelito, er Hugo Chavez, is shown in the VIO’s website as the appropriate method to be used by innocent and callous Americans ‘worried’ about biased information with respect to Venezuela. Delacour ‘denounces’ (in a government sponsored website one must add) that US media outlets give more weight to the opinions...
  • Live Thread: Katie Lewinsky Couric Interviews John Kerry on NBC's Dateline 10/24/04 7 p.m. EDT

    10/24/2004 3:41:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 56 replies · 2,339+ views
    Sunday, October 24, 2004 | Kristinn
    Heads up! (Or down as the case may be.) NBC's Dateline will be showing part one of a two part broadcast of an interview conducted by Today Show hostess Katie Couric at 7 p.m. EDT.Part two will be shown on Monday's Today Show.
  • Ornage County Register - Shelton cartoon

    08/23/2004 5:26:11 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 1 replies · 662+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Aug 22, 2004 | Shelton
  • "Kerry's secret plan" CARTOON featuring John Kerry & his foil hat

    08/02/2004 8:30:36 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 20 replies · 2,473+ views ^ | 8/2/2004 | IPWGOP
    Kerry's Secret Plan Sounding a heck of a lot like a guy who's spent too much time under a foil hat, John Kerry made the following statements during interviews on television talk shows recently: "I will have significant, enormous reduction in the level of troops," said John Kerry on ABC's "This Week... I know what we have to do in Iraq."... "I've been involved in this for a long time, longer than George Bush. I've spent 20 years negotiating, working, fighting for different kinds of treaties and different relationships around the world. I know that as president there's huge...
  • Kerry to Latinos: “I want a beer, please”

    05/10/2004 10:27:35 AM PDT · by I got the rope · 86 replies · 1,270+ views
    California Republican Party ^ | May 6, 2004 | Unknown
    May 6, 2004 Presidential candidate John Kerry, who was recently chastised by Raul Yzaguirre, president of the National Council of La Raza, was in California this week attempting to define himself to Latino voters by attending a Cinco de Mayo event. Yzaguirre wrote Kerry, “‘relegating all of your minority staff to the important but limited role of outreach only reinforces perceptions that your campaign views Hispanics as a voting constituency to be mobilized, but not as experts to be consulted in shaping policy.’ “‘Not a single one of your senior staff is Latino. Quite frankly, we find this deeply troubling,’...
  • My Apology To A Marine!!!

    04/02/2004 3:50:13 PM PST · by Focault's Pendulum · 49 replies · 283+ views
    I apologise to you young sir. It was earlier this afternoon in Pathmark.You were busy sampling the free fish fry sampling and I jokingly inquired whether you got fed enough back at base. You were wearing a jacket which might have concealed you from others but that red stripe down those blue pants sort of gave you away......I knew who you were. You told me you were a recruiter...and we joked about that a bit.We spoke briefly of my brother on the Berlin Wall a few generations ago. Then I told you...I was one of the people on your side....
  • Kudos to the Robinsons for the spell checker (Vanity)

    11/25/2003 11:57:17 AM PST · by jimkress · 18 replies · 223+ views
    Thanks guys!
  • Long-time Freeper Has No Complaints About FreeRepublic or its Management

    05/08/2003 12:01:31 PM PDT · by William Wallace · 448 replies · 949+ views
    Self | May 8, 2003 | William Wallace
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania May 8, 2003 For Immediate Release: Long-time Freeper William Wallace announced today that he has no complaints whatsoever about FreeRepublic. Wallace claims he harbors no animosity, deep-seated grudges or pathological hatred toward forum management and moderators. “I’m not as active on FR as I was during the Clinton years and the election controversy,” Wallace admitted. “I lurk a bit, but rarely post these days.” Wallace went through a period where he spent most of his free time here, but now mainly uses the forum as another news source and antidote to the mainstream media spin. “For the most...