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  • Funny cartoon about burglary

    11/12/2014 6:01:41 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    The way the cartoonist drew the smile on the husband is priceless...
  • "Oops...I Do Not Remember": The Incredible Blunder of Rick Perry (La Tribune, France) (Translation)

    11/10/2011 1:30:53 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 75 replies
    La Tribune, France (original in French) ^ | 10 November 2011 | Jérôme Marin, Reporter, in Michigan USA
    (By Google Translation from French to English so diction off a bit:)--("Oups... Je ne me souviens plus": l'incroyable gaffe de Rick Perry") "At the last night debate between the Republican candidates, the Governor of Texas was a great moment of solitude. Which virtually eliminates him from the nomination contest. We already knew: the debates are not the strong suit of Rick Perry. These early performances have also cost him his status as favorite in the Republican nomination. But Wednesday night, the governor of Texas has hit the rock bottom. It was a great moment of solitude during a debate organized...
  • Republican Debate: Rick Perry Forgets Key Part of Policy in Major Gaffe (U.K. Telegraph View)

    11/10/2011 1:00:52 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 31 replies · 1+ views
    U.K. Telegraph, London (a.m. edition) ^ | 10 November 2011 | Toby Harnden, Telegraph Reporter in USA
    "Governor Rick Perry of Texas suffered one of the worst stumbles in American presidential debate history when he spent nearly a minute trying and failing to remember the name of a government department he had vowed to abolish....
  • Dem leader Hoyer: ‘Unfortunate' Pelosi is vilified in campaign ("we’re going to have the majority")

    10/29/2010 6:28:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2010 | Russell Berman
    EXCERPTS “She’s hard-working, focused, trying to do things that are good for the American public, and for average working people, and she’s being vilified. I think that’s unfortunate,” Hoyer, the House majority leader, told The Hill as he campaigned in his home district. (snip) True to form, Hoyer refuses to entertain any post-election scenarios, leaving no daylight between himself and the Speaker. “What I’m thinking about is winning this election,” he said. “I believe we’re going to have the majority. I think Nancy Pelosi’s going to be Speaker.” Asked about reported challenges to his own leadership post, Hoyer laughed and...
  • Unfortunate son .... (And who said Barack Obama was lucky?)

    08/07/2009 9:06:19 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 6 replies · 1,052+ views
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/09 | A.B.Stoddard
    Sure, it didn’t rain on his nomination speech held outdoors in Denver. Though the charms once stuffed in the candidate’s pocket — a bracelet belonging to a soldier serving in Iraq, a gambler’s lucky chit and figurines of monkey gods and the Madonna and child, may have helped Obama win the job, they can’t help him now. Our new president is tasked with leading America through the worst times a majority of us have ever known. That swine flu threatens to hit roughly 40 percent of the population in the coming months is patty-cake compared to what things will be...
  • Mexican Audience Boos Miss USA During Miss Universe Pageant Won by Miss Japan

    05/29/2007 8:29:30 AM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 62 replies · 4,953+ views
    FOX News Website ^ | May 29, 3007 | FOX News
    MEXICO CITY — It wasn't Miss USA's night. Booed mercilessly at the Miss Universe pageant by a Mexican audience angry at U.S. immigration policy, and seen by millions of TV viewers as she slipped and fell on the pageant stage, Miss USA Rachel Smith nonetheless managed to take the high road and offer her Spanish-speaking hosts an enthusiastic, "Buenas noches Mexico. Muchas gracias!" Smith, 22, from Clarksville, Tenn., who was crowned Miss USA last March, was continuously jeered by the mostly Mexican audience during the pageant's interview phase. The pageant was won by Miss Japan, Riyo Mori, a 20-year-old dancer,...
  • BBC journalist beaten, released

    11/22/2006 11:15:33 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 5 replies · 331+ views
    Daily Times (Pakistan) ^ | 11-22-06 | Staff
    ISLAMABAD: A BBC correspondent who went missing on Monday was released by his kidnappers on Tuesday. Dilawar Khan told Daily Times that he was kidnapped by some unidentified men near the police lines in H-11 Sector. “I was waiting for a cab when a car stopped near me. Some men got out and shoved me into the car after blindfolding and beating me,” he said, adding that he was taken to an unidentified location, and was asked questions about his profession. He said the kidnappers released him after warning him not to tell anybody about the incident. staff report
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Kerry: the 'Un-Gore,' 'Un-Hillary'

    06/04/2006 5:29:44 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 75 replies · 1,782+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5 June 2006 | Susan Estrich
    While Al Gore is commanding all the attention of those searching for the "un-Hillary," there's another candidate who is quietly doing the work it actually takes to run for president. While Al Gore continues to protest that he isn't running, there's another candidate who is privately making no bones about his future prospects. While Al Gore has yet to acknowledge that he lost, there's another candidate who is belatedly addressing the mistakes that caused his defeat. The "un-Gore," "un-Hillary" is John Kerry. He is doing everything Gore isn't doing to prepare for a presidential run in 2008. He is running...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    LIVE FREE FROM FASHISTS!
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Something Every Zottee Should Realize

    11/17/2005 6:15:41 AM PST · by Turkey Day · 270 replies · 7,570+ views
    <p>You people are jerks. Not likeable jerks either, but the kind folks would like to smack in the back of the head with a shovel. Think Judge Snells from Caddyshack or Neidermier from Animal House.</p> <p>I know this probably comes as a shock to you, but if you do some serious soul searching, you'll realize that I am right.</p>
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • I'm so stupid, I signed up and got the Zot.

    12/21/2004 12:25:42 PM PST · by hk409 · 36,140 replies · 219,508+ views
  • Fire in Buenos Aires club kills nine, 200 injured (88 dead per KCAL)

    12/30/2004 9:08:58 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 8 replies · 1,410+ views
    depika global ^ | 12/31/04 | various
    Fire in Buenos Aires club kills nine, 200 injured BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Dec 31 (Reuters) At least nine people were killed and 200 injured when a fire erupted in a crowded nightclub in central Buenos Aires, police said today. Local media reported that as many as 6,000 people may have been inside the club listening to a band play when the blaze broke out an hour before midnight. Television showed pictures of the bodies of young people lying on the sidewalks outside the club, while rescue workers evacuated people from inside. Parents rushed to the scene desperate to find their...
  • Books Read in 2004 (Read Any Good Books Lately?)

    12/30/2004 1:28:19 PM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 166 replies · 2,313+ views
    right now | Tanniker Smith
    2004 -- It was a year of catching up on a number of series books. And it was probably the most books I've read in a long time (even if 12 of them were Lemony Snicket) The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien The Broken Blade, Ann Marston The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket The Reptile Room, Lemony Snicket The Wide Window, Lemony Snicket The Miserable Mill, Lemony Snicket The Austere Academy, Lemony Snicket Cloudbearer's Shadow, Ann Marston Rogue Pirate, John Gregory Betancourt The King of Shadows, Ann Marston The Ersatz Elevator, Lemony Snicket The Vile Village, Lemony Snicket...
  • Hillary: Ban All 527's, Laura Wrong to Defend Swiftvets

    08/29/2004 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 121 replies · 3,939+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Carl Limbacher
    New York Sen. Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she would support "a truce" that would ban all further broadcasts of political ads funded by 527 groups for the duration of the presidential campaign. The move that would put an end to commercials by the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth as well as millions of dollars in campaign commercials by Democratic groups like MoveOn.org, America Coming Together and the Media Fund, run by Sen. Clinton's former top aide, Harold Ickes. The top New York Democrat was asked by NBC's "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert, "Why not have, in effect, a truce,...
  • Shreveport Man Claims GOP Does Not "Care" for the Unfortunate

    11/28/2002 4:40:13 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 27 replies · 336+ views
    Monroe (LA) News-Star ^ | 11-28-02 | Harkness, Jerry, of Shreveport, LA
    <p>Caring about the less fortunate apparently isn't one of the "Christian' values conservatives claim to promote. Remember how they mocked President Clinton's quote, "I feel your pain'? Notice how they always squeal socialist at anyone who advocates social justice? They even sneered and ridiculed Jimmy Carter's Nobel Peace Prize. People of that ilk now control the government.</p>