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  • The Problem With The Left

    12/09/2009 7:10:00 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 12 replies · 462+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 12/9/2009 | Stickee Notes
    After observing an especially ugly exchange on Twitter between a friend and a leftist troll, I began to wonder why the left is so damn angry. I’m not a doctor, but I believe I can diagnose their condition as, a complete lack of creativity due to reduced cognitive function. For the left, big government is the solution to every problem. People are poor? More big government. Some people don’t have health insurance? More big government. A company is failing? More big government. A financial crisis that is rooted in failed government policy? MORE BIG GOVERNMENT!!!
  • Starving Trolls Is Key To Internet Harmony

    12/04/2009 1:02:47 PM PST · by steve-b · 62 replies · 2,256+ views
    Ignoring internet "trolls" is the best way to deter people who surf the internet picking fights and abusing people on discussion forums, says an expert. ABC News Online this week scrapped its 'Open for Comment' panel in a bid to deter trolls, who constantly start arguments and hurl abuse at other participants. The move has been criticised by some people, as has ABC policy to moderate comments before posting them to the site. The role of moderator is to act as a filter to keep debate civil, constructive and on topic. But some feel it is a form of censorship.......
  • Cyber-Trashing The Issues

    11/18/2009 9:43:43 AM PST · by steve-b · 4 replies · 317+ views
    Times Argus ^ | 11/18/09 | Walt Amses
    I certainly understand why someone would want to post anonymously on The Times Argus Web site/message boards. A number of legitimate reasons have been provided in letters and subsequent on-line comments ranging from "I don't want my boss to know my politics" to "It's my right as an American to express my opinion." When one poster suggested that I would "die soon and nobody would care" and went on to describe what I was wearing, I even considered adopting a pseudonym for myself. Most contributors make consistently reasonable points in mostly respectful ways. Coincidently, many of them are real people,...
  • Leaving a Vulgar Comment Online Might Cost You Your Job

    11/18/2009 9:38:35 AM PST · by steve-b · 4 replies · 626+ views
    ReadWriteWeb ^ | 11/18/09 | Sarah Perez
    A backlash against anonymous commenters and trolls seems to be underway. Only last month, a court case was settled where anonymous commenters ended up having to pay big fines to the women who they defiled using vulgar, derogatory remarks on an internet forum. And previously, an anonymous blogger in the modeling industry was forced to reveal her identity after numerous malicious posts about a colleague showed up on her blog. Now the latest scandal in this new trend of "giving the trolls what they deserve" is causing a controversy all of its own. And this time, the nasty comment didn't...
  • Conservative Blogs fall for Scam Blog Post About Obama Paper on Constitution

    10/23/2009 11:32:03 AM PDT · by kristinn · 72 replies · 3,383+ views
    Friday, October 23, 2009 | Kristinn
    Two months ago, the blog Jumping in Pools, which has been banned from FR for its chain-yanking postings of bogus news stories, posted a bogus story about Time magazine writer Joe Klein supposedly reporting on Barack Obama's writings at Columbia University about the Constitution.Apparently without doing any research to see if Klein had actually written such an article, respected sites including American Thinker and Pajamas Media got all excited about the story and reported it today as if it were true.They apparently hadn't noticed there was no source link at Jumping in Pools back to the supposed Joe Klein article....
  • Troll ‘beauty’ contest, parade

    10/14/2009 11:41:22 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 1,227+ views
    The Daily News, Minot, ND ^ | 2009-10-04 | Whitney Pandil-Eaton
    A troll 'beauty' contest, is there a more perfect oxymoron? That was the name of the game Saturday evening at Norsk Hstfest, where a dozen local elementary and middle-school students donned grotesque masks, scary wigs and trashy threads as each vyed for such titles as "Longest nose", "Best horn", "Biggest wart", "Best eyebrows" and several other characteristics atypical of a traditional beauty contest. "We wanted to do the contest to recognize the efforts these kids put toward creating their costumes," said Tracey Lawson, who helped coordinate the event. The troll costumes were made at the Scandinavian youth camps, held the...
  • A New Day at Justice.gov [Announcing Obama's new DOJ Blog Squad]

    10/11/2009 3:24:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies · 2,758+ views
    doj,gov ^ | October 1, 2009 | By Tracy Russo, DOJ Blog Squad Czarina
    Welcome to the new Justice.gov. If you’re a regular visitor to our site, you’ll notice some changes today. If you are joining us for the first time, welcome. The Department of Justice launches Justice.gov today in an effort to increase openness and transparency in government. Utilizing a variety of online tools, we will be able to share news and information, not just on our own web site, but through popular social networks Twitter, YouTube and MySpace and Facebook. The Justice presence on these social networks will allow Americans to interact with the Department in entirely new ways. The new Justice.gov...
  • “Do not post to me” - Repost

    10/06/2009 3:55:51 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 557 replies · 10,275+ views
    Free Republic | 10/06/09 | Admin Moderator
    We've received many requests from freepers requesting that other freepers not post to them. There are several problems with this. 1. It's impossible for us to enforce.2. We don't have the time to enforce these requests.3. We don't have the software to keep track of these requests.4. Thick skin helps.5. Ignore the poster, if you don't reply, they won't reply. Free Republic does not need a bozo filter, bozo filters are for wimps. Final note: Trolls, troublemakers, disruptors, forum pests, malcontents, RINOs, liberals, stalkers, et al, would continue posting to (harassing) someone after being asked to stop. Conservative FReepers would...
  • Fox News shows murder and blames it on the godless

    10/03/2009 7:38:30 AM PDT · by CommieCutter · 129 replies · 3,033+ views
    So Glenn Beck on Fox News recently (September 29, 2009) showed a graphic murder. This is the sort of thing that would get a video pulled from youtube almost immediately, but for some reason Fox deemed it important enough to put on the Glenn Beck show. Now I've seen the ugly side of mankind. But to be honest this is something that one has to mentally prepare for. It should not be the sort of thing that should get pushed in your face. I mean the only warning Beck gives is to tell 'children to leave the room' before showing...
  • BREAKING: Dept. of Justice hired anonymous, partisan Democrat bloggers to bolster image [& troll FR]

    10/02/2009 7:02:18 AM PDT · by mudblood · 281 replies · 6,766+ views
    Muffled Oar ^ | 10/2/09 | Isaac Muzzey
    The Department of Justice has hired a team of partisan Democrat campaign bloggers to work at the Department.....Tracy Russo is one such blogger from the campaign of John Edwards. The unit is housed in the Office of Public Affairs....They are also tasked with posting anonymous comments, or comments under pseudonyms, at newspaper websites with stories critical of the Department of Justice, Holder and President Obama....“There is clearly a designed effort to rebut stories that are exposing the Holder Justice Department as more political than the last. We’ve seen a change in the pattern of anonymous emails we receive and comments...
  • Microsoft gets big patent verdict overturned

    09/30/2009 6:21:46 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 11 replies · 718+ views
    CNET ^ | September 29, 2009 8:18 PM PDT | Ina Fried
    A federal court on Tuesday reversed an earlier ruling that Microsoft's product activation technology infringed on another company's patent, overturning a $388 million verdict in the case. In a ruling on Tuesday, the court vacated the earlier decision and decided the case in Microsoft's favor. "We are pleased that the court has vacated the jury verdict and entered judgment in favor of Microsoft," Microsoft spokesman Kevin Kutz said in a statement. Tuesday's ruling is the latest twist in a case that has had plenty of them. Microsoft initially won a summary judgment ruling, which would have ended the case in...
  • Top 10 Trolls in Internet History

    08/11/2009 12:41:06 PM PDT · by steve-b · 49 replies · 2,062+ views
    ThinkDigit ^ | 8/3/09 | Aditya Madanapalle
    Before social networking sites and chat rooms came along, there were forums, message boards and mailing lists on the internet, which allowed people to interact with each other in relative anonymity. At that time, text strings were about the only thing that really went around, because even images had to be downloaded before they could be viewed. Some people discovered that it is possible to string sentences together that outrages, frustrates or angers completely unknown people on the web. This was a source of amusement, but it soon became more than that. The activity was known as trolling, but getting...
  • White House uses Web against Drudge attack (Healthcare scare)

    08/04/2009 6:24:38 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 40 replies · 2,662+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Aug 4, 2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The White House is turning to the Internet to hit back at a Web posting that claims to show President Barack Obama explaining how his health care reform plans eventually would eliminate private insurance.
  • FR under attack again by leftist punk trolls

    08/01/2009 12:31:07 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 226 replies · 9,264+ views
    forums.somethingawful.com | 7/31/2009 | evilweasel
    http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3179840 As some of you may have noticed, recently the Republican Party has begun cracking down on the "birthers", realizing that openly supporting the most crazy members of your party is, well, problematic for appealing to non-crazy people. This, of course, leads to even more crazy, as they turn on their leaders for hiding the "truth". It's a drat shame to let all this crazy go to waste, when properly cultivated and raised it could be so much more. So welcome to the first FreeRepublic Infiltration Contest! We're going to infiltrate freerepublic as agents provocateur. This can take several forms;...
  • An Open Letter to Liberals

    07/31/2009 2:26:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 747+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 31, 2009 | Robin of Berkeley
    Hello, my name is Robin of Berkeley and I write for American Thinker. I was left but last year turned right, and, if you'd like to know more, you can read Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Robin (But Were Afraid to Ask) by clicking on my byline. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter which I've been meaning to pen for a while. I just had a provocative conversation with my editor extraordinaire at AT which has prompted this piece. He informed me that I'm getting more attention from liberals, though not the venerating kind....
  • Freepers Racially Slur Obama Daughter

    07/12/2009 3:35:20 PM PDT · by bocopar · 459 replies · 15,664+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 6/12/09 | Bob Parks
    Bill O'Reilly has called Free Republic a hate site and he may now have some ammunition to back up that assertion. "A typical street whore." "A bunch of ghetto thugs." "Ghetto street trash." "Wonder when she will get her first abortion."These are a small selection of some of the racially-charged comments posted to the conservative 'Free Republic' blog Thursday, aimed at U.S. President Barack Obama's 11-year-old daughter Malia after she was photographed wearing a t-shirt with a peace sign on the front. The thread was accompanied by a photo of Michelle Obama speaking to Malia that featured the caption, "To...
  • MSNBC to Cover Pulled Free Republic Thread on Monday's David Shuster Show

    07/11/2009 4:53:55 PM PDT · by kristinn · 871 replies · 18,849+ views
    Twitter and Daily Kos | Saturday, July 11, 2009 | Kristinn
    The Daily Kos has a post up quoting MSNBC personality David Shuster's Twitter page stating his show will be covering the controversy over Free Republic and comments about Malia Obama:@mikelord @thejoshuablog. We will cover this monday: http://bit.ly/3pqS7M. But follow @joetrippi for what can be done on-line. about 2 hours ago from webThe embedded link goes to the Vancouver Sun hit piece posted earlier to FROver at Twitter, the leftists are all in a hypocritical lather over FR.David Shuster is on sometime mid-afternoon East Coast time Monday-Friday.
  • 4chan May Be Behind Attack on Twitter

    07/06/2009 2:12:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 690+ views
    CNET ^ | July 5, 2009 | Harrison Hoffman
    Twitter has reacted to this raid by removing the term from its trending topics, but evidence can still be found on Twitter Search. Twitter saw a huge influx of fake accounts on Sunday, pushing the NSFW trending topic, #gorillapenis, all the way to the top of the list. Popular image board 4chan /b/, along with other various sites, appears to be behind this latest raid on Twitter. 4chan, a hub of Internet culture and memes, has long been the spawning point of various raids on sites, most recently YouTube Porn Day. Before that, they were responsible for hacking Time Magazine's...
  • Ann Coulter Explains Palin's Exit

    07/05/2009 10:17:12 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 283 replies · 9,259+ views
    Women of the Web ^ | July 4, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    I’m confused by all the confusion among the chattering classes about Palin. I thought her press conference explained it very clearly – though she couldn’t put it precisely this way without sounding vain, but it’s obvious. Even though she’s just a state governor, she’s a HUGE national star who is both sought after and attacked as if she is already a president (a Bush, not an Obama). But she basically can’t participate because she’s tethered to the governor’s office up in Alaska. Consequently, she has to fight with one hand tied behind her back and she also can’t go around...
  • Palin's Move A Risky One

    07/05/2009 10:40:17 AM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 49 replies · 1,379+ views
    America Talks ^ | 07/05/09 | David Zublick
    Sarah Palin's abrupt decision to step down as governor of Alaska has left many people on both sides of the aisle scratching their heads. Palin has successfully survived fifteen ethics complaints. Her Lt. Governor, Sean Parnell who will succeed her at the end of this month, said Sunday that "she has plenty of time now within which to define how she will further her core values." Her announcement leaves open the possibility that she will run for higher office. Some on the right, such as William Kristol of the Weekly Standard, have said her move was 'crazy like a fox',...
  • Tired Of Jerks On The Internet? Here's One Way To Have Fun With It

    07/04/2009 3:13:53 PM PDT · by steve-b · 81 replies · 2,335+ views
    Consider this a public service announcement - like one of those "More You Know" segments on Saturday morning TV or one of those "Knowledge is Power" bits from G.I. Joe. Today's topic is "trolling," a common practice on forums, message boards and blog comments. The Urban Dictionary defines trolling as "the act of purposefully antagonizing other people on the internet" usually just because you can. By why would anyone do this? Are people really so bored that they see insulting other people as a form of entertainment? There are a lot of complex psychological factors involved with trolling, but I...
  • White Supremacists May Attempt To Co-Opt July 4 "Tea Parties" To Promote A Hateful Agenda

    07/03/2009 7:57:38 AM PDT · by steve-b · 59 replies · 2,128+ views
    ADL ^ | 7/2/09
    White supremacists and neo-Nazi hate groups plan to take advantage of the anti-tax "Tea Parties" set to occur in more than 1,000 cities and localities over the July 4 holiday weekend to disseminate racist fliers and other materials and attempt to recruit others to their cause, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). ADL's Center on Extremism, which monitors extremist groups and provides information to law enforcement and the public, has released information on its Web site describing the attempt by white supremacists to co-opt the anti-tax message of the events as a means to spread racism and anti-Semitism....
  • Vanity - Invasion of new trolls

    06/27/2009 7:33:26 AM PDT · by a real Sheila · 75 replies · 1,742+ views
    6/27/09 | S Bennet
    Vanity thread- Just wanted to see if anyone has noticed a sudden influx of new trolls on FR over the past few days. I logged on this morning to find 2 very hateful emails about some comments I made back BEFORE the election, calling me RACIST (how they love to use that word), and accusing me of hate speech and ordering me to burn in hell for my comments and beliefs. I cannot recall this person's screen name, but he CLAIMED to be a professional white male who is "normally" conservative. (yeah right). I couldn't even get angry and was...
  • STOP SAYING DRUDGE SAID CAP AND TRADE PASSED, THAT'S INCORRECT

    06/26/2009 1:53:51 PM PDT · by fightinbluhen51 · 10 replies · 1,566+ views
    www.drudgereport.com ^ | now | Drudge
    DRUDGE IS SAYING SCHEDULED FOR A VOTE, IT HAS NOT PASSED, DO NOT LISTEN TO THE TROLLS THAT ARE COMING THROUGH AND SPAMING US THAT THEY HAVE WON. THEY HAVEN'T!
  • Profiling the Troll

    06/09/2009 12:26:24 PM PDT · by steve-b · 106 replies · 2,755+ views
    Every blog/forum has at least one troublemaker. They are the ones who generally need to be the center of attention or a "know-it-all”. They are the ones that are always right and everyone else is wrong. Their only defense is to call posters names, curse, talk like a child or character, or pretend to be family within the given situation. They try to sway opinions by bullying and threats. An Internet "troll” is a person who delights in sowing discord on the Internet. He (and it is usually he) tries to start arguments and upset people. Troublermakers often change their...
  • Why Is Free Republic Allowing Liberal Trolls To Stay?

    05/12/2009 12:07:37 PM PDT · by jveritas · 734 replies · 22,590+ views
    May 12 2009 | jveritas
    There are some really annoying liberal trolls on Free Republic who have survived for months and years without being banned. Why is Free Republic allowing them to stay? We have enough liberalism and left wing lunacy on 90% of the media and we do not need this crap on this forum. It is not difficult to spot these trolls. A quick review of their posting history will prove without any shadow of doubt that they are liberal trolls. Some of them try to mask it but they cannot fool the vast majority of us. There are plenty of left wing...
  • How about some ANTI-Chicom agitprop around here for a change? Sheesh. ("free trade" vanity)

    04/18/2009 3:27:06 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies · 505+ views
    What's with all the pro-Chicom nonsense on FR today?
  • THE VARIETY OF COMMENTERS (FR cited)

    04/12/2009 2:33:02 PM PDT · by libh8er · 17 replies · 734+ views
    wtmj ^ | 4.12.09 | Charlie Sykes
    So what's your brand? Troll, angry man, defender? Interesting look at the new phenomenon of folks like you who comment on blogs like this. My guess is that everyone who regularly read and/or coments on this blog can recognize and identify al of the types below. The other day, I found myself writing down all of those types -- something I'd never done before -- and I thought I'd share them with you. Please don't take them personally. & Actually, do take them personally; but keep in mind that on those occasions when I comment on other sites, I myself...
  • BREITBART: Online activists on the right, unite!

    03/30/2009 9:24:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,094+ views
    washingtontimes.com ^ | March 30, 2009 | Andrew Breitbart
    A digital war has broken out, and the conservative movement is losing. Read the comment sections of right-leaning blogs, news sites and social forums, and the evidence is there in ugly abundance. Internet hooligans are spewing their talking points to thwart the dissent of the newly-out-of-power. We must not let that go unanswered. Uninvited Democratic activists are on a mission to demoralize the enemy - us. They want to ensure that President Obama is not subject to the same coordinated, facts-be-damned, multimedia takedown they employed over eight long years to destroy the presidency - and the humanity - of George...
  • Viking Kitties required:Infestation of trolls needs zotting.

    03/29/2009 9:03:10 PM PDT · by nomad · 53 replies · 1,459+ views
    As an ongoing effort to recruit for a loose alliance of conservative bloggers and sites,I`ve joined the Glen Beck site,9/12project.The vast majority seem like pretty cool people, good conservatives fighting the current infestation of leftists in our capital.There`s one problem, they`re suffering from a serious infestation of their own, trolls! My take is that they`re newbies and they don`t seem to know how to deal with them.Its really getting to be a distraction and is interfering with their operations.Would any of our experts mind providing advise on setting up a system that they can employ to control the pests there?
  • Don't Be a (Knee) Jerk

    03/10/2009 6:30:25 PM PDT · by NellieMae · 39 replies · 600+ views
    Nelliemae | 03-10-2009 | Nelliemae
    Don't Be a (Knee) Jerk With the left wing trying to use anything that they can wrap their tentacles around to use against conservatives, we need to be extra diligent to keep a civil demeanor about ourselves and to conduct ourselves in a manner that does not bring reproach down upon ourselves. Free Republic is a gathering place for conservatives who love our country and believe that liberalism is a scourge upon our society and that if not kept in check will ultimately destroy this great nation that so many of our forbears have sacrificed their very lives to build....
  • Ohio couple: Pa. hospital harvested son's organs

    03/04/2009 4:30:31 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 138 replies · 2,802+ views
    Times Leader ^ | Wednesday, March 4, 2009 7:17 pm | DAN NEPHIN
    The parents of an 18-year-old Ohio man who suffered a brain injury while snowboarding claim in a lawsuit that doctors at a northwestern Pennsylvania hospital intentionally killed him so they could harvest his organs. The lawsuit claims that Hamot Medical Center doctors and a representative of the Center For Organ Recovery and Education caused Gregory Jacobs' death by administering medication and by removing his breathing tube, causing him to suffocate. "But for the intentional trauma or asphyxiation of Gregory Jacobs, he would have lived, or, at the very least, his life would have been prolonged," the lawsuit said. The suit...
  • COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum. (Trolling 101)

    01/16/2009 12:36:53 PM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 262 replies · 11,135+ views
    E-Mail and Freepers
    Thanks to many FReepers who have sent us this information. Apparently, this is floating around the Internet now. It is a guide to trolling. While it may or may not be fake in its origins, we do see these techniques all the time and felt it would be good to share with everyone. ______________________________________________________ COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum.. There are several techniques for the control and manipulation of a internet forum no matter what, or who is on it. We will go over each technique and demonstrate that only a minimal number of...
  • TeamSarah.org uncovers and boots over 90 0bamabot trolls this morning!

    01/02/2009 10:10:12 PM PST · by I can has Low Taxes? · 84 replies · 3,406+ views
    TeamSarah.org ^ | 2 January 2009 | TeamSarah.org
    I want to let everyone know now, that we have all the facts, why today seemed a bit, well, crazy... At Team Sarah we are experiencing -- and, with your help, neutralizing -- an attempt to frame this community for harboring hate speech and bigotry: violations of our own Terms of Use and community standards. We have just found and documented a group of 90 invaders who are plotting to come here to post racist remarks and radical, over the top, content in an attempt to discredit us, to get you, our members, fighting each other, and to just make...
  • 12/18/08 - URGENT NOTICE – False rumors are circulating

    12/18/2008 1:39:29 PM PST · by Sorry screen name in use · 84 replies · 3,000+ views
    Obama Crimes ^ | 12/18/08
    12/18/08 - URGENT NOTICE – False rumors are circulating – Justice Kennedy denied our Application for an Injunction to Stay Electoral Vote Count by Congress on January 8, 2009. However, our Writ of Certiorari is still pending and is now scheduled for Conference before U.S. Supreme Court on January 9, 2009.
  • Area man leads Obama challenge (Birth Certificate)

    12/14/2008 2:14:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies · 4,308+ views
    The Saratogian / The Associated Press ^ | December 12, 2008 | Paul Post
    QUEENSBURY — A local man’s challenge of President-elect Barack Obama’s citizenship has been garnering national attention, if not credibility. Robert Schulz of Queensbury is the founder and chairman of We The People, a group dedicated to upholding strict adherence to the state and U.S. constitutions. He says there’s compelling evidence that Obama was born in Kenya, not on U.S. soil, which he contends would make him ineligible to become president. On Thursday, Schulz mailed letters to all members of the Electoral College, asking them to delay the Dec. 15 official balloting until the citizenship questions are cleared up. "We really...
  • What's Next For Sen. John McCain? [single-handedly destroying the GOP?]

    11/27/2008 8:37:55 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 152 replies · 4,058+ views
    NPR ^ | 2008-11-26 | David Welna
    Sen. John McCain avoided reporters during the lame-duck session of Congress last week. But Tuesday, shortly after President-elect Obama had his own news conference about the economy, McCain broke his silence by speaking with reporters in Phoenix. This came after the two former contenders met last week, and Tuesday, McCain continued to make nice. When asked what advice he had for right-wing supporters who say the prospect of an Obama presidency terrifies them, he was categorical. "Respect this landmark election, respect the fact America faces great challenges, and Americans expect us to work together. That does not mean we won't...
  • Supreme Court To Conference On Obama Birth Suit

    11/23/2008 8:30:27 AM PST · by txnuke · 317 replies · 8,617+ views
    Flopping Aces blogspot ^ | 11/20/08 | "Curt"
    Obama’s website has already conceded that he is a “natural born citizen” of Kenya, which was under the dominion of the King when he was born, and that he allegedly allowed his Kenyan citizenship to expire when he turned 21. Expiration does not remove the problem, however, because it does not eradicate his “natural,” i.e. “inherent,” loyalty. In other words, assuming Obama was born in Hawaii, he would hold “natural born citizenship” in two different countries, which is tantamount to saying that he has “dual loyalties” to two different dominions. This means that, in the end, someone will have to...
  • Dunwoody to be first female four-star general

    11/14/2008 8:24:25 AM PST · by BykrBayb · 165 replies · 3,341+ views
    AP ^ | November 14, 2008 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — From its humble beginning 33 years ago at Fort Sill, Okla., the career of Ann E. Dunwoody is ascending to a peak never before reached by a woman in the U.S. military: four-star general. At a Pentagon promotion ceremony Friday, Dunwoody was adding a fourth star and later, at Fort Belvoir, Va., — her birthplace — being sworn in as commander of the Army Materiel Command, responsible for equipping, outfitting and arming all soldiers. Just five months ago, she became the first female deputy commander there.
  • (Vanity) Watch Out For 2008 Sign-Ups! (2004 Redux)

    10/30/2008 9:53:05 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 49 replies · 929+ views
    10/30/2008 | JennysCool
    As many of you are by now fully aware, we have begun being besieged by the "questioning" trolls, who have joined the "concerned" trolls in our little community. These (usually) newbies will be for the next five days posting threads asking for your opinion on Obama himself, or the Democrats as a whole, or any aspect of the election. As it was in 2004, these "innocent" inquiries are designed to pull quotes from the more hasty and intemperate amongst us, so that they may be posted on blogs and included in news stories in an effort to make Free Republic,...
  • Has anyone noticed that almost all entries on breaking news sidebar are newbies?

    10/30/2008 6:04:38 PM PDT · by timsbella · 37 replies · 603+ views
    Freep Republic Sidebar ^ | Today | Bella
    VANITY - Is it just me or do we have a disproportionate number of newbies posting today?
  • How To Credibly Establish Troll Credentials On A Conservative Site

    10/22/2008 8:52:19 AM PDT · by StatenIsland · 280 replies · 4,090+ views
    RedState ^ | 10/21/08 | Lord Vegas
    The problem most of our less than intelligent trolls have in coming to a Conservative website in order to spread discord and dispirit the troops is their own leftist insticts to throw bombs. Poeple, people, people, you can't ALL be Bill Ayers! The world would be a terribly anarchistic hell-hole if everyone was throwing bombs. Some of you have to learn subtlety, in infiltrating the ranks of the Conservative Right -- infiltrate and form a fifth column from within. Allow me to explain how it can be, and has been done. Selecting a screen name When selecting a screen name...
  • Sarah Palin: Fatal Cancer? (FreeRepublic.com linked with pissant's thread)

    10/12/2008 8:04:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 190 replies · 4,100+ views
    theatlantic.com ^ | 10 Oct 2008 | effreygoldberg
    David Brooks is taking some heat from doctrine-enforcement agents of the left and right for stating, in an interview with me at that famed redoubt of populism Le Cirque that Sarah Palin represents a "fatal cancer" for the Republican Party...
  • Have the trolls infiltrated Freeper?

    10/13/2008 9:37:23 AM PDT · by hecht · 56 replies · 1,373+ views
    For the whole morning, few new threads were added. Additionally no posts are being published.
  • Connecticut: State Supreme Court says same-sex couples can marry

    10/10/2008 11:47:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies · 2,253+ views
    HARTFORD - Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry, making the state the third behind Massachusetts and California to legalize such unions. The divided court ruled 4-3 that gay and lesbian couples cannot be denied the freedom to marry under the state constitution, and Connecticut's civil unions law does not provide those couples with the same rights as heterosexual couples. "I can't believe it. We're thrilled, we're absolutely overjoyed. We're finally going to be able, after 33 years, to get married," said Janet Peck of Colchester, who was a plaintiff with her partner, Carole...
  • How Liberal Trolls Are Working To Get McCain Elected President

    09/20/2008 8:14:45 AM PDT · by ajwharton · 35 replies · 139+ views
    Whiz Bang Blog ^ | September 19, 2008 | DJ Drummond
    Excellent analysis of some of the polls that we are seeing... So, put it all together, and in the past week Obama has stayed steady or lost support in every party identification group, yet Gallup says his overall support went up four points. And McCain stayed steady or went up in every party identification group, yet we are supposed to accept the claim that his overall support went down by four points? Anyone have an answer for how that is even possible? Well, actually I do. There is one, and only one, possible way that such a thing can happen...
  • And the Conservative Blogs Get "Conservative Tax Concerns" Astroturfing

    09/16/2008 4:50:56 AM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies · 161+ views
    Ace of Spades Blog ^ | 9-16-08 | Ace
    The new legions of Concerned Christian Conservative Commenters who are -- inexplicably -- suddenly coming out of the woodwork to slam McCain/Palin despite the ticket now having the enthusiastic support of nearly 90% of Republicans are now infesting my blog, too. Which is doubly insulting -- because they're obviously not reading my blog. Or else they'd know that, having been alerted to this by Jim Treacher, I'm now as obsessive about Astroturfing as a Chicago abortionist is about caring for a born-alive aborted baby. Friends, I'm confused. While my heart is with my fellow conservatives I have been doing some...
  • Vanity- Heads Up, Next Attack on Palin- Flag Lapel Pin

    09/04/2008 9:38:04 AM PDT · by mnehring · 58 replies · 693+ views
    Vanity | Self
    Heads up everyone. The left is starting to push out a new smear against Palin. I just got an email in a 'dummy' account that I use to troll talking points from leftwing groups. They are using the photo below to pose as Conservatives on forums and blogs and say that Palin refuses to wear an 'American Flag' that it is an Israli flag. The truth is, this is a "Blue Star Family" pin honoring a son in service. Apparently the left has no idea what this pin is or they hope enough gullible people don't look into it.
  • 'I'm going to die on Monday at 6.15pm' (Euthanasia Diary)

    08/23/2008 11:04:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 238 replies · 623+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | 8/23/08 | Marc Weide
    When Marc Weide's mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she chose euthanasia. Here, we publish his shockingly frank diary of her final days Marc Weide's mother, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and chose euthanasia Monday February 11 2008 5.30pm: Dad is bent over the toilet bowl with a brush in his hand and a scowl on his face. I walk up to him. "Shall I give you a hand?" Dad begins to snigger, abandoning any attempt to make sense of the situation. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our backs to Mum, who paces around the landing with...
  • Welcome Obama Media and Supporters to FreeRepublic.com!

    08/14/2008 9:28:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 349 replies · 1,336+ views
    Friday, August 15, 2008 | Kristinn
    I'd like to welcome the Obama media and supporters who are visiting FreeRepublic.com thanks to the publication by the Obama campaign of Unfit for Publication.FreeRepublic.com is the most popular conservative news analysis and activism site on the web. It is the third most popular political website overall according to Hitwise.com. Not bad considering FreeRepublic.com has no advertising budget, relies solely on donations and is not promoted in the media like the two more popular sites on Hitwise: Huffington Post and Politico.FreeRepublic.com has been around for twelve years and, along with the Drudge Report, has helped revolutionize politics on the Internet.Over...