Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $71,504
Woo hoo!! And now less than $16.5k to go!! And $7.7 to the YELLOW!! Let's get 'er done. Thank you all very much!!

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  • Feds: Man planned terrorism attacks in Tampa

    01/09/2012 8:50:17 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 15 replies
    Tampa Tribune via ^ | January 9, 2012 | ELAINE SILVESTRINI
    Federal agents over the weekend arrested a Pinellas Park man described as having extremist jihadist beliefs who wanted to blow up a target in Tampa and create "terror" in victims' hearts. "I want to do something terrifying," he said, according to a federal complaint, "like one day, one night, something's going to happen. Then six hours later, something else." Sami Osmakac, 25, was taken into custody after an FBI sting operation in which he tried to buy explosives, at least 10 grenades, Uzis and an AK-47, authorities said. Osmakac's intended target shifted over the course of the investigation, which spanned...
  • 4 trapped against bar after truck crashes into tavern (w/ video)

    06/01/2012 3:32:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-31-12 | john brewer
    Bartender Pat Sazenski was talking to a patron at Gordie's Place in Little Canada about the Twins game when he looked out the window to see a telephone pole crash to the ground. Then he saw the pickup truck. "I didn't know what was going on. ... The wall exploded, the truck came in," he said. "I'm just glad these guys are alive." "These guys" are the four patrons who ended up pinned between the bar and the truck Wednesday, May 30, after the 51-year-old driver apparently had a diabetic reaction and crashed into the tavern on Little Canada Road....
  • Palin Fatigue

    09/08/2011 7:13:05 PM PDT · by TomServo · 168 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09/08/2011 | PAUL A. GIGOT
    Sarah Palin must wonder what happened to her political glamour.
  • Milwaukee gets 'tavern on wheels'

    05/22/2010 7:53:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 660+ views
    upi ^ | May 21, 2010
    Milwaukee residents have another choice when they want to party, and it's not one you go to -- it comes to you, courtesy of pedal power, observers say. Called the Milwaukee Pedal Tavern, the 16-person bicycle-powered celebration has been seen at pub crawls, graduation parties and bachelor or bachelorette affairs, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday. Owned by partners Ryan Lloyd and Derek Collins, it can be rented for about $160 an hour, the newspaper said. The idea started in Europe, Lloyd said, where it is popular in Germany and the Netherlands. "We've already had people rent it out for...
  • Backcountry Inns and Taverns

    04/12/2010 5:52:24 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 6 replies · 442+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | April 12, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Travelers in the early Backcountry often had to make do with campsites and lodgings in private homes, but the volume of traffic soon resulted in the construction of inns and taverns. With the development of better roads, there came stagecoaches and inns to accomodate coach travelers who needed a respite from the challenges of Backcountry transportation. [Vintage pictures]
  • Wis. tavern industry event prompts probe (D-Russ Decker, lawmaker arrested for drunken driving)

    03/31/2005 9:44:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 741+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/31/05 | Ryan J. Foley - AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Ethics Board is investigating tavern industry lobbyists for charging Wisconsin lawmakers $5 for unlimited beer the night a senator was arrested for drunken driving. State Sen. Russ Decker was pulled over in a Madison suburb about three hours after he and other lawmakers were charged the $5 for food and beer at the Tavern League of Wisconsin's event, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at a downtown hotel. Roth Judd, director of the state Ethics Board, said he launched the investigation to see whether the event complied with state laws on lobbying. Lawmakers...