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  • Ryan seeks to tame conservatives

    01/26/2016 5:40:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/26/16 | Scott Wong
    Despite those protestations, Ryan has spent his first couple months as Speaker aggressively courting some of the same Freedom Caucus conservatives who forced his predecessor, John Boehner, out of office last fall. The Wisconsin Republican ensured that conservative rebel Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas), ostracized for years by Boehner and his allies, won a subcommittee gavel and a coveted spot on the powerful Speaker-aligned panel that picks committee chairmen. He's invited Freedom members to weekly dinners he hosts in the Capitol. And Ryan has made Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a frequent thorn in Boehner's side, a key member of...
  • Dr. Laura just gave a scathing speech about Palin

    09/02/2008 12:49:47 PM PDT · by Hildy · 358 replies · 1,681+ views
    Radio | September 2, 2008 | Hildy
    I'm sick to my stomach. Although I knew she was going to have to do this..she does take a point of view and she does stick to it, I'm still just sick to my stomach. And for those here who dismiss this woman, you couldn't be more wrong..her books sell like wildfire, her shows sell out and alot of women take what she says as the gospel. She did say she would still vote for McCain, but she said she wished there was a third party to vote for.And for those of you who want to attack me for reporting...
  • Taking Out A Killer Asteroid - With A Tame One

    04/26/2006 3:36:12 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 595+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-26-2006 | Maggie McKee
    Taking out a killer asteroid – with a tame one 17:38 26 April 2006 news service Maggie McKee It sounds like a Hollywood blockbuster. A potentially deadly asteroid is heading for Earth, and scientists mount a mission to intercept it – using another asteroid. But that is exactly what two French researchers propose in a plan to capture and "park" a small asteroid near the Earth for just such emergencies. But a second group of researchers says shooting a spacecraft into the asteroid would be simpler and more effective. Other experts warn that both plans risk having fragments of...
  • Early Farmers Took Time To Tame Wheat

    04/20/2006 1:33:04 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 471+ views
    Science News ^ | 4-20-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Week of April 15, 2006; Vol. 169, No. 15 , p. 237 Early farmers took time to tame wheat Bruce Bower Domesticated varieties of wheat emerged gradually in the prehistoric Near East over a roughly 3,000-year span, a new investigation suggests. CULTIVATED FINDS. Microscopic analysis of wheat grains such as these from a 6,500-year-old Syrian site revealed clues to plant domestication in prehistoric times. Willcox/CNRS Ken-ichi Tanno of the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Kyoto, Japan, and George Willcox of the National Center for Scientific Research in Berrias, France, examined 804 wheat-ear remnants recovered at four ancient villages...
  • Caption THIS! FReeper "tame" backstage with ANN COULTER, sticking his tongue out at AL FRANKEN!

    03/29/2006 3:33:03 AM PST · by RonDog · 37 replies · 4,494+ views
    Just when you thought that our recent Coulter/Franken FReep could not get ANY turns out that we finally have the PICTURES -- and they are AMAZING!!!FReeper tame not only got backstage after the event, he brought a CAMERA -- in his cell phone!Check out his "personal statement" to the totally CLUELESS Al Franken:
  • C-SPAN freep/thank you call: shield, caipirabob, Mama_Bear, lara: Bush's agenda, minorities.

    11/07/2004 5:56:00 AM PST · by tame · 39 replies · 1,030+ views
    C-SPAN | Tuesday, November 7, 2004 | tame
    Below is a transcript of a Freerepublic call to C-Span this morning. The topic was "What should be the first topic on the President's agenda?" In light of the fact that the GOP scored BIG with hispanic voters, I believe we should continue to court minority votes in an unprecedented fashion. For example, President Bush should load his judicial picks, cabinet members, etc., SOOOO heavy with blacks and hispanics that Bill Clinton and the Democrats will look like no-diversity-Neanderthals by comparison. The only caveat to my recommendation: make sure Bush's minority picks are all CONSERVATIVE. Can you imagine the possibilities...
  • tame's activism update: my volunteer activities for election 2004, and my election night freep.

    11/07/2004 3:05:55 AM PST · by tame · 97 replies · 2,909+ views
    myself | Sunday, November 7, 2004 | tame
    I have been in a state of euphoria—absolute joy--since our unprecedented, historic, conservative victory on Tuesday, November 2, 2004. I’ll start my activism “report” by mentioning what I’ve been doing leading up to the election. In the last year or so, I registered a few hundred Republican voters in the state of California. I’ve also been active gathering signatures for several ballot intiatives including tort reform, protection for small business owners re health care, Worker’s comp reform (this was apparently sidelined after Arnold reached an agreement with the legislature), etc. Now, I’ll take you up to a day, or two,...
  • Tame's activism update: I protested a group of anti-war protestors at church.

    10/28/2004 4:56:29 PM PDT · by tame · 67 replies · 1,127+ views
    self | October 28, 2004 | tame
    Before you read this Freep report, CAVEAT: I believe that Ann Coulter’s statement regarding Muslim terrorists that ”we should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity” is a reasonable proposition. Last Sunday, October 24, 2004, I attended Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield, California, but I never made it into the service. There was a pro-Palestinian/anti-Israeli group of people identifying themselves as “Project Strait Gate” protesting the church. Actually, these folks didn’t even seem to know each other that well, and did not seem familiar with the group with which they were protesting. Now, Valley Baptist is...
  • Open letter to President Bush, Rush, Hannity, Congress, Freepers re military requirments.

    10/20/2004 6:53:06 AM PDT · by tame · 169 replies · 2,660+ views
    Oct 20, 2004 | tame
    This is an open letter to President Bush, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Congress, and all freepers. I need your help. I want to serve in the regular military but I have no military experience, and I'm technically too old by just a few years. There have been a lot of false rumors from the left regarding a military draft. Whenever I hear these rumors, I find myself thinking "I should should be so lucky to be drafted". Don't ask me why I didn't join the military when I was younger. It's a long story. But the fact is, I am...
  • Humans Took 1000 Years To Tame Wild Plants

    04/13/2004 4:39:44 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies · 613+ views
    ABC.Net ^ | 4-13-2004 | Anna Salleh
    Humans took 1000 years to tame wild plants Anna Salleh ABC Science Online Tuesday, 13 April 2004 The Dead Sea Plain dig in Jordan. The base of a curved stone wall can be seen in front of the researcher (Image: P Edwards) Remnants of ancient barley, wheat, figs and pistachios nearly 10,000 years old are helping to solve the mystery about how and when nomadic hunter-gatherers became sedentary farmers. A team led by Australian archaeologist Dr Phillip Edwards of Melbourne's La Trobe University said its findings in the Middle East suggested humans went through a 1000-year phase of cultivating wild...
  • Tame's activism update: Davis Recall. "I'd like to flip that table over and whip your A**!"

    07/10/2003 3:43:18 AM PDT · by tame · 108 replies · 696+ views
    tame | July 10, 2003 | tame
    Finally, here is my report on my experiences and activities gathering signatures for the Gray Davis Recall effort. I may add more experiences in this thread as I remember them. The last three to four weeks have been interesting, educational, intense, and hopefully beneficial to the people of the state of California. Check out these links for some older reports: Freeper tame interviewed by local TV station Tame’s activism update: The Recall Davis effort is going strong in Kern County! Tame’s activism update, part 2" “Sign here to fire Gray Davis!”Pictured from left to right is Jim Robinson in the...
  • Tame's activism update, part 2: "Sign here to fire Gray Davis!"

    06/10/2003 2:37:06 AM PDT · by tame · 37 replies · 243+ views
    June 10, 2003 | tame
    As many of you already know, the Gray Davis recall effort is going stronger than expected. Here is a report from my own personal experiences gathering petitions. First of all I had no idea how much so many democrats hate Gray Davis until I got involved in gathering signatures. I mentioned in my last update that the reasons why both rebublicans and democrats want Davis out are wide and varied, but there seems to be a strong consensus across party lines that he has got to go. This is a mixed blessing. It's great the leftycrats want Davis out, but...
  • Tame's activism update: the Recall Davis effort is going strong in Kern County!

    06/08/2003 7:28:23 AM PDT · by tame · 54 replies · 264+ views
    June 8, 2003 | tame
    Just a quick update regarding the Recall Governor Gray Davis. The recall effort is going strong in California, especially in Bakersfield/Kern County. At our current rate we should have enough signatures to prevail by the petition deadline. I spent yesterday getting sunburned in front of a couple of WalMart stores in Bakersfield. I gathered more petitions than I expected considering my late start. The the comments I received and the passion of the people to recall Davis was extremely encouraging, and covered the political spectrum (many who want Davis out are Democrats)! I was surprised by how many people said...
  • "The Class Evolve" (A poem by tame)

    05/31/2003 3:32:18 AM PDT · by tame · 30 replies · 222+ views
    May 31, 2003 | tame
    After years of walking the streets of Los Angeles, Chicago, and Seatle (I traveled lot in my job) I finally decided some time ago to write some words about the different worlds seperated by a couple of blocks. For instance, in Los Angeles I've often walked along the path of a business district filled with suits, ties, and optimism. As I kept walking I suddenly found myself in skid row where the homeless--the hopeless-- cover the sidewalks. I've written and recorded a song about this but I'll save that for some other time. Come to think of it, my uncle...