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  • Dear Trump Fan, So You Want Someone To ‘Tell It Like It Is’? OK, Here You Go.

    02/22/2016 10:02:31 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 252 replies ^ | Feb. 22, 2016 10:09am | Matt Walsh
    Dear Donald Trump Fan, I'm going to tell you the truth, friend. You say you want the truth. You say you want someone who speaks boldly and brashly and bluntly and "tells it like it is" and so on. According to exit polls in South Carolina, voters who want a president who "tells it like it is" are an essential demographic for Trump, just as they're an essential demographic for Judge Judy and Dr. Phil. You say you want abrupt and matter-of-fact honesty, and you want it so much, you'll make a man president for it regardless of whether he...
  • What If? An Alternative History of the War since 9/11 (long but illuminating)

    02/15/2016 8:05:53 PM PST · by Defiant · 9 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | September 10, 2007 | Newt Gingrich
    What If? An Alternative History of the War since 9/11 Newt Gingrich Introduction American Enterprise Institute September 10, 2007 (Text of speech as prepared for delivery. The essence of this speech is very simple. Six years after the attack of 9/11/2001 we are having the wrong debate about the wrong report. The heart of our problem is in attitude. Wars require bold efforts and undertaking real risks. We must recognize the requirements for change and we must adopt a spirit that it is better to make mistakes of commission and then fix them than it is to avoid achievement by...
  • Open Letter to the Pro and Anti Trump Freepers

    08/10/2015 7:35:54 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 131 replies
    August 10, 2015 | Self
    I'm in the mood to ramble a bit so please excuse me for this rather long-winded vanity. Feel free to move on to another thread if you wish. Or you can pour yourself your favorite adult beverage and read on if you dare. No, it's not one of those infamous swan-song "I'm leaving and I'm not coming back" vanities. We used to have a name for those kind of vanities but it slipped my mind. You should all be so lucky! That will never happen. Been here since the very beginning (changed my screen name back in '97) and I'm...
  • IT'S MARTY's 15th FRanniversary!!!1!

    04/12/2015 2:22:44 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 45 replies
    today | marty
  • My Imported Bride

    01/05/2015 3:11:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 141 replies
    Orange Coast Magazine ^ | April 11, 2012 | David Haldane
    Im an older O.C. divorc with a young Filipino wife I met on the Internet, and I know what youre thinking. Cant say I blame you. But youre wrong.Im pouring drinks for my guests when the police arrive. Its 3 p.m. on a Saturday and were hosting a friends baby shower in our open garage. The two officers survey the scene carefully before striding toward me with bad news. We got a complaint from your neighbor, one of the officers says with a nod. After they sort it out and determine were not committing any crimes or posing a public...
  • Fifty Awful Things About The Moderators

    06/30/2013 5:04:32 PM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 201 replies
    Admin Moderator ^ | Admin Moderator
    There are many moderators, with different kinds of secret knowledge. Anything you might say about them (including this) will be false for some of the Moderators, but true for others, which only adds to the confusion and mystery. The Moderators infiltrate and take over cliques of all kinds, from drug warriors to libertarians to chatters, and turn them to their own ends. And, just as a black joke, some of their secret cliques advertise themselves as Secret Cliques. They have agents and "sleepers" planted everywhere. Many of these people have no idea who they are really reporting to. Others are...
  • To My Father-in-Law Who Wants to Disown Me for Voting for Romney

    12/01/2012 7:47:03 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 193 replies
    11-30-12 | Behind the Blue Wall
    The following is a partially redacted copy of an email I sent to my father in law a couple of days ago in response to my wife freaking out because he'd apparently disowned me after learning that I'd voted for Romney, and reading a number of things that I'd posted on my blog. It's a bit long, and I realize that most Freepers will disagree with me on a number of items in the body of the email, but I thought it would be interesting to those looking for ways that for the conservative movement to appeal to other demographics....
  • The Case For And Against College. When getting into debt to go to college is not always worth it.

    05/08/2011 8:51:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Bear Market Investments ^ | July 2010 | Karl Denninger, The Market Ticker
    By Karl Denninger, The Market TickerAn article in the Chronicle of Higher Education that was forwarded to me (and which requires a subscription, so I won’t link it) prompted me to finally complete this Ticker, which I’ve been working on for a while.The question that is facing a bunch of 18 and 19 year olds right now, and will be facing 17 and 18 year olds coming into their Senior Year, is, quite simply: Where do I go to college?Let’s back up and change the question, because frankly, put as stated up above, the answer might be “nowhere!”Let’s first...
  • Anatomy of failure: Mobile flops from RIM, Microsoft, and Nokia

    04/24/2011 12:16:23 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 31 replies
    Infoworld mobilize ^ | April 22, 2011 | By Galen Gruman
    The iPhone and iPad are decimating companies left and right, at a pace even faster than the PC revolution'sResearch in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook is so bad that Verizon Wireless may not bother carrying it -- a spokesperson said so the day after the PlayBook debuted to customers. AT&T won't let BlackBerry users download the essential app (BlackBerry Bridge) that brings email and communications apps to the PlayBook. Carriers are arms dealers, selling weapons to anyone for a price, but even they are drawing the line at the PlayBook. That's a huge fall given that the PlayBook's creator, RIM, is the...
  • The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand!

    08/01/2010 10:39:19 AM PDT · by kindred · 55 replies · 5+ views
    August 1, 2010 | DJP
    Those Americans who follow the game of politics generally miss - especially in the light of todays global setting - that all things are working to this end. If the leaders of the American political spectrum - Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, President Obama, Harry Reid, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Bill and Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Scott Brown, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Dick Cheney, Chris Matthews, Bill OReilly, etc. - truly comprehended the day and the hour in which we live, they would put aside all of their political agendas and ideological differences and preach with trembling fear, The...