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  • What Really Happened (Traitor Sheehan: "I Started Crying In Pain." BWAH-Ha-Ha-Haaaaaaa!!!)

    02/01/2006 12:36:23 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 100 replies · 2,636+ views
    Cindy Sheehan's Diary ^ | 02/01/2006 | Cindy "Grief Pimp" Sheehan
    Dear Friends, As most of you have probably heard, I was arrested before the State of the Union Address tonight. I am speechless with fury at what happened and with grief over what we have lost in our country. There have been lies from the police and distortions by the press. (Shocker) So this is what really happened: This afternoon at the People's State of the Union Address in DC where I was joined by Congresspersons Lynn Woolsey and John Conyers, Ann Wright, Malik Rahim and John Cavanagh, Lynn brought me a ticket to the State of the Union Address....
  • CINDY SPEAKS!!!! (Talks about her bruises and spasms!)

    02/01/2006 1:12:39 AM PST · by Howlin · 232 replies · 6,803+ views
    Free Republic ^ | February 1, 2006
    Dear Friends, As most of you have probably heard, I was arrested before the State of the Union Address tonight. I am speechless with fury at what happened and with grief over what we have lost in our country. CindySheehan's diary :: :: There have been lies from the police and distortions by the press. (Shocker) So this is what really happened: This afternoon at the People's State of the Union Address in DC where I was joined by Congresspersons Lynn Woolsey and John Conyers, Ann Wright, Malik Rahim and John Cavanagh, Lynn brought me a ticket to the...
  • Blowhard O'Reilly is certified Scrooge [Do Madison, WI residents commune with Satan?]

    12/19/2005 6:02:32 PM PST · by SJackson · 36 replies · 1,115+ views
    In his demand for religiously-correct language this Christmas season, loudmouth Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly blurted out one of his silliest, most uninformed opinions yet. His sham slam on the Madison media -- of which the Wisconsin State Journal is the leading force -- went like this: "Now this is a conservative city, Richmond," O'Reilly said last week, referring to a Virginia newspaper that had criticized him. "I mean, this is not Madison, Wisconsin, where you expect those people to be communing with Satan up there in the Madison, Wisconsin media." As a matter of fact, it's much too cold...
  • U.N. Report Cites U.S. and Japan as the 'Least Generous Donors'

    09/07/2005 7:49:56 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 47 replies · 1,273+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 8, 2005 | CELIA W. DUGGER
    UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 7 - A week before world leaders gather here to set a course for combating global poverty, a United Nations report released on Wednesday names the United States and Japan as among "the least generous donors" and says American and European trade policies are hypocritical and contribute to impoverishing African farmers. The report also highlights shortcomings in developing countries. It notes that India's and China's progress in reducing the easily preventable deaths of children has slowed even as their economic growth has surged. India has 2.5 million deaths of children a year, while China is second, with...
  • The Loss of Civility - We Are One Zotted Family

    05/15/2005 8:15:51 AM PDT · by one happy family of man · 87 replies · 2,022+ views
    counterbias.com ^ | April 27 2005 | Steve Horowitz
    For those hoping that a second term would cool the seething resentment of George Bush and his supporters over having to live in a democratic society, it was a sobering moment: Bush Resubmits 20 Nominations for Federal JudgeshipsDec. 23 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President George W. Bush will resubmit 20 federal judicial nominations, reigniting a battle with Democrats who accuse the nominees of hostility to abortion rights and the environment.The list includes seven of the 10 candidates whose nominations failed during Bush's first term because of Democratic filibusters that blocked Senate confirmation votes. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid called the nominees...
  • Yes, the Story is Titillating but Titillation Isn't News

    05/09/2005 10:49:34 AM PDT · by MurryMom · 16 replies · 644+ views
    Scranton Times Tribune ^ | May 8, 2005 | Laurence K. Beaupre
    Call me crazy. Call me stubborn. But I don't think anyone's private, so-far legal affairs are my business. Or yours. Not even if it's a politician. Not even if the matter is tawdry. This is not the universal opinion of media mongers and, perhaps, many in the public. We have a sad example down the road where another daily newspaper, the Times-Leader, has published four (as of Friday) featured stories on its front pages and sanctimoniously weighed in on its editorial page and in an opinion column on its news pages about the possible philandering of a local politician. Since...
  • Still no Justice for Rachel Corrie (Cry Me a River Alert!)

    01/26/2004 4:49:51 AM PST · by PeaceCorpsGuy · 140 replies · 1,122+ views
    Seattle PI, via Palestine Chronicle ^ | January 23, 2004 | Wendly Smith
    Still No Justice for Rachel Corrie - Smith -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Friday, January 23 2004 @ 12:57 PM EST "It is an insult to the human heart to have to force government officials to do their jobs properly while digesting the fact your child has been brutally killed .." By WENDY SMITH Tom Hurndall, a 22-year-old British peace activist, died last week in a London hospital. He was shot in the head by Israeli sniper fire nine months ago while shepherding Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip out of the line of fire. He had been in a coma since his injury....
  • Welcome Thread For Whyareyoudumbandhateful

    01/02/2004 7:48:25 PM PST · by Lead Moderator · 908 replies · 16,410+ views
    I wanted to invite everyone to greet our newest signup, whyareyoudumbandhateful. Do you think his or her first post will be to make a donation on the Freepathon thread?
  • ZOT: The Return of the King. Not the Lord Of The Rings kind.

    12/29/2003 7:14:01 PM PST · by Fat Kid NW · 219 replies · 1,074+ views
    Overlord Digest ^ | Sven Kittensen
    <p>Okay, so I thought that I could at least have civil debate with INTELLIGENT conservatives, but after posting under a different name, not only were the responses the equivellant of "UH-UH," but I was denied my rights as a citizen of this great country. It appears to me that Free Republic is not interested in FREE SPEECH! I do love the U.S., I just disagree with the jingoism that followed 9/11. I disagree with our leaders purposfully lying to their citizens in order to go to war. I disagree with going to war against the express directions of the UN which was made to council the nations on these issues. I disagree with the nation's presidency being stolen from the rightful owner, the man who truly won the election. I disagree with that stolen presidency being handed to a C average student who has a criminal record and went AWOL when he was supposed to be serving in the military. I disagree with corporations running the government in the new era of pay to play politics. I disagree with the same corporations that run the country, run the news media. I disagree with conservatives instead of listening to what a liberal has to say, they resort to attacking them with (sometimes) drastic immaturity. I disagree with using religion to get votes. I disagree with religion. I disagree with history being written by the victors. I disagree with with the USA PATRIOT Act not only because anyone can be detained for any reason for any amount of time without a trial with a jury of twelve peers. I disagree with the fact it is called the "Patriot Act" and yet there is nothing patriotic about it. I DO agree with the quote "If you are willing to sacrifice freedom for for security, you deserve neither." I disagree with the civilians in this country not standing up and calling for an impeachment for a president that has done far worse than getting a blow job in the oval office. He has LIED, CHEATED, AND MURDERED. I disagree with everyone being angry at Bill Clinton for smoking marijuana but no one criticizes George W. Bush for DRUNK DRIVING and COCAINE use. I disagree with George W. Bush saying in a nationally televised broadcast, "If you aren't with us, you're with the terrorists." This hurt the feelings of about 60% of New York citizens because they not only lost friends and family in the World Trade Center on 9/11, but they also opposed going to war with Iraq. You can imagine the deranged ultimatum this put on those poor Ameericans who had to choose between those who killed their friends and family and the their better judgment to wait for a UN resolution. I disagree with a $350 billion tax that goes directly to the 1% minority of the wealthy. I disagree with the "No Child Left Behind" policy. Standardized tests don't teach children anything but how to memorize test questions. As a teacher, I can only describe it as leaving every child behind. I disagree with arch conservatives on this website saying that I have AIDS because I am liberal and am into homosexual activites. To clear up your mislead statements of slander. I am heterosexual, I do not have AIDS. I have two healthy children that are beautiful and will be entering school in a year. I love my wife and my country. I don't agree with you...but that doesn't mean I hate you or your thoughts. I encourage them. But please stop reacting to someone that you disagree with in an angry passion of blind ignorance. It doesn't solve anything.</p>
  • How Free is Free Republic

    12/31/2003 12:12:28 PM PST · by visagoth · 170 replies · 449+ views
    kuro5hin.org ^ | Mon Dec 29th, 2003 at 09:53:55 PM EST | felixrayman
    I didn't find this posted here on FR - so here we go..... How Free is Free Republic? By felixraymanMon Dec 29th, 2003 at 09:53:55 PM EST Free Republic is an online story and discussion site similar to Kuro5hin.org, but with an explicitly conservative bias. The site proclaims itself to be "an online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web." Intrigued, I proceeded to offer some comments to stories there, addressing some factual errors and dissenting with some conservative views. The result was a quick lesson in the right-wing view of free expression. The experiment left an open...
  • U.S. 'Dictatorship' Had No 'Search Warrant' for Saddam, Boston Globe Moans

    12/17/2003 3:37:19 PM PST · by kattracks · 52 replies · 449+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/17/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Derrick Z. Jackson, one of the most left-wing columnists for the left-wing Boston Globe, wrote today: "The invasion was still a lie. The capture of Saddam Hussein changes nothing about that. There were too many forked tongues in the road to his lair. The way we removed the dictator, we became a global dictatorship." According to dizzy D.Z.: "With no weapons, no ties, and no truth, the capture of Saddam was merely the most massive and irresponsible police raid in modern times. We broke in without a search warrant. Civilian deaths constituted justifiable homicide. America was again above the law....
  • Grim-Faced Katie Couric, Wearing Black, Downplays Success, Highlights Problems

    12/15/2003 4:42:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 336 replies · 12,802+ views
    The Today Show
    Katie Couric didn't disappoint. As soon as the news of Saddam's capture broke yesterday, a number of FReepers began speculating as to how Couric would react to the "bad" news this morning. I for one hypothesized that Katie would be wearing black, and sure enough, she was! Couric interviewed Gen. Ricardo Sanchez. His troops captured Saddam, and Sanchez spoke with him personally on two occasions. Throughout the interview, Katie maintained that grim, lock-jawed expression reserved for bad news and unpleasant interactions. Unless I'm mistaken, she never congratulated the general. She quickly threw in Sanchez's face the response from Saddam when...
  • Wesley Clark calls for transparant trial of Saddam

    12/14/2003 7:50:45 AM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 56 replies · 603+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/03 | ANTHONY DEUTSCH
    The retired general and former NATO (news - web sites) commander said Saddam's capture was welcome news that could have an impact on the anti-coalition insurgency in Iraq (news - web sites). "I hope this will see a diminishing in the violence against American soldiers in Iraq," he told reporters as he arrived in the Netherlands. Clark did not say who should try Saddam, but said the trial should be conducted with "the highest legal standards. There can be absolutely no doubt about the rights of the accused." The case "needs to be as public as possible and the...
  • Democrats mostly pleased but give no credit to Bush

    12/14/2003 8:34:19 AM PST · by BJungNan · 58 replies · 562+ views
    GoGov ^ | SFGate
    Democratic presidential candidates welcomed news Sunday of Saddam Hussein's capture, saying the arrest of Iraq's former dictator marked a great day for U.S. soldiers, the people of Iraq and of the world. "I supported this effort in Iraq without regard for the political consequences because it was the right thing to do," Missouri Rep. Dick Gephardt said in a statement from Sumter, S.C., where he was campaigning. "I still feel that way now, and today is a major step toward stabilizing Iraq and building a new democracy." Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, who supported the Iraq war but has become increasingly...
  • NBC's Andrea Mitchell claims Supreme Court "denied Gore the Presidency."

    12/09/2003 5:30:34 PM PST · by Timmy · 113 replies · 1,530+ views
    NBC Nightly News | 12/09/04 | Andrea Mitchell
    On NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw earlier this evening, during the story about Gore's endorsement of Dean, Andrea Mitchell referred to the Supreme Court's decision "which denied Gore the Presidency."
  • At Florida event, Democrats cry foul

    12/08/2003 9:12:08 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 28 replies · 290+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/7/03 | Sarah Schweitzer
    <p>Fla. -- Democratic presidential candidates flocked to a Walt Disney World resort here yesterday, seeking to tap into the pain of the 2000 election and denounce the administration it installed, enthralling state party convention delegates who seemed happiest when jeering the GOP and President Bush.</p>
  • Shop workers demand Xmas muzak compensation

    12/03/2003 10:39:53 AM PST · by weegee · 67 replies · 345+ views
    ananova ^ | 11:23 Wednesday 3rd December 2003 | no byline
    Shop workers in Austria are demanding compensation for the "psychological terror" of being subjected to hours of piped Christmas music. A study by trade union leaders found that listening to endless hours of Silent Night and Jingle Bells made shop staff "aggressive and confrontational". Austrian Trade Union Federation spokesman Gottfried Rieser said: "By the time Christmas comes around there are large scores of abused shop workers who hate the very idea of it. "They cannot bear to listen to Christmas songs and completely lose their temper at the slightest mention of anything to do with Christmas." Union lawyers had been...
  • Did Bush Visit Iraq? (Conspiracies-R-Us)

    12/02/2003 11:35:26 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 146 replies · 328+ views
    Email now circulating the web | Dec 2. 2003 | by "Hesham"
    Subject: Did Bush Visit Iraq? George. W. Bush did not visit Iraq last week. Or did he? Many speculate that what we saw on our screens was nothing but a staging that actually took place within the US.. Nothing we've seen proves that AirForce-1 ever left US airspace.. Nevertheless, something was really wrong about this (alleged) visit.. As big as the lie may have been, one BIG question stands out: Are there no people in Iraq? Isn't there an American Ruler? Isn't there the Iraqi leadership the US had appointed? .. Or is Iraq just US troops in a Thanksgiving...
  • Harley Sorensen: Talking Turkey About The Bush Bros.

    12/01/2003 7:58:32 AM PST · by presidio9 · 18 replies · 271+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, December 1, 2003 | Harley Sorensen
    <p>Eat your heart out, Ronald Reagan! George W. Bush has made you look like a rank amateur. His Thanksgiving Day publicity stunt in Baghdad was the stuff of true genius.</p> <p>Take a back seat, Mr. Great Communicator. "Win one for the Gipper" just doesn't cut it any more. This is the new millennium. Bush rules!</p>
  • Walk of Shame

    11/24/2003 3:00:29 PM PST · by Cosmo · 10 replies · 147+ views
    National review online ^ | 11/24/2003 | Deroy Murdock
    Walk of Shame Republicans bungle Medicare and have their way with the law. Imagine election authorities in your town keeping the polls open for an extra two hours and 38 minutes until enough voters adopted a ballot measure that officials favored. Outrage would erupt, and rightly so. Conservatives and free marketeers should be similarly indignant about the way Republican House leaders extracted victory, like impacted molars, from the jaws of defeat.   After three hours of debate on the Medicare drug plan, the yeas and nays were ordered at 3:00 Saturday morning. "This will be a 15-minute vote," presiding officer...
  • CLARK APOPLECTIC ABOUT NEW RNC AD - Calls for it's removal

    11/23/2003 4:05:41 PM PST · by ODDITHER · 82 replies · 531+ views
    FOX NEWS
    Did anyone else catch Clark being interviewd on Fox News? He was almost hyperventalating as he called on the President and the RNC to pull the ad and not run it any more. He said "How dare they say that the candidates running for election are for terrorism." After reading the text of the Ad, I have concluded that he must be feeling a tad guilty, because the Ad doesn't say anything about them supporting terrorism. Although it should!! Because that is what they are doing.
  • London "Anti-War" Demonstrators' True Colours

    11/19/2003 5:54:22 PM PST · by auzerais · 108 replies · 860+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/18/03 | Amir Taheri
    Ahhh, Those Lovable "Anti-War" Leftists in London.... The London StreetsWho are these anti-Bush people?By Amir Taheri LONDON — George W. Bush's visit to London this week will be historic for at least two reasons. He will be the first U.S. president to come to Britain on a state visit. He will also observe a bizarre political marriage: one between the remnants of the Marxist-Leninist Left and militant Islamists. Negotiated over the past two years, the "wedding," will be celebrated in a mass demonstration against Bush's visit. The demonstration is organized by a shadowy group called "Stop the War Coalition," part...
  • CBS dancing to Republican tune

    11/10/2003 11:11:34 AM PST · by holymoly · 59 replies · 232+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Nov. 9, 2003 | ANTONIA ZERBISIAS
    CBS dancing to Republican tune ANTONIA ZERBISIAS I'm thinking of having the above photo retaken in order to show the drywall embedded in my forehead. It's a wonder I stopped bashing my head long enough to eke out this column. It's been that kind of week. First, there was CBS's dumping of its sweeps period biopic The Reagans after a right wing-organized backlash, and then, at Thursday's Canadian Journalists For Free Expression awards dinner, I got into a surreal argument with a TV network foreign affairs producer who made the outrageous claim that the U.S. never lied about its motives...
  • McAuliffe: Bush Dodged Nat'l Guard Service

    11/09/2003 12:13:49 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 124 replies · 340+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/9/03 | Limbacher
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe complained on Sunday that President Bush shouldn't have worn a flightsuit on the deck of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln earlier this year because of allegations he didn't fulfill a commitment to serve in the Alabama National Guard 30-years ago. Complaining about the president's May 1 appearance on the Lincoln's flight deck, McAuliffe told CNN's "Late Edition" that Bush "didn't wear [a flightsuit] when he should have worn one when he was supposedly in the Alabama National Guard." The insinuation that Bush dodged military service stunned fellow "Late Edition" guest, Republican National Committee...
  • Bush's tax policy fails the average American (College Campus Brainwashing Alert)

    11/09/2003 11:44:01 AM PST · by TaxRelief · 9 replies · 262+ views
    Letter to the Editor After reading Greg Ehrhardt's letter to the editor titled, "Note to Democrats: The rich are here to stay," I was delighted someone finally pointed out many college students are deficient in their knowledge of economic issues. My hope was that maybe Ehrhardt would have bothered to read a history book, or at least an economics book, before he wrote this response. As I read his letter, I felt a nauseous feeling in the pit of my stomach, and an overwhelming sense of impending doom that could only be caused by one thing: Republican rhetoric. It seems...
  • Gore Blasts Bush for Disbanding Senate Intelligence Cte., Charges Nixon-like Coverup over 911

    11/09/2003 11:47:40 AM PST · by nwrep · 80 replies · 1,117+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | November 9, 2003 | nwrep
    Al Gore has charged that the Bush administration is attempting to cover-up the 9/11 investigation by dismissing the Senate Intelligence Committee. In a speech sponsored by the Communist Group Moveon.org, Gore dismissed the partisan Democrat memo advising the committee to use intelligence information for political purposes as "trivial", and accused Bush of over-reaching in his authority, in much the same way as Richard Nixon did when he fired his Chief Investigator during the Watergate scandal. It was reported here that Senator Frist disbanded the Senate Intellignce Committee after the partisan memo revealed it would be unable to carry out its...
  • Woman's Anti-Bush Obituary Draws Money

    11/08/2003 9:21:14 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 22 replies · 193+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | Sat, Nov 08, 2003 | DOUG SIMPSON
    Gertrude M. Jones didn't want flowers or cards when she died. She wanted to get rid of President Bush. The 81-year-old woman's obituary asked that memorial donations be given "to any organization that seeks the removal of President Bush from office." And people around the country are following her wishes. In an online memorial book to Jones, dozens of people posted messages of support. Many wrote that they would contribute to the Democratic National Committee or one of the presidential contenders. "When I saw the obituary I thought, 'That's pretty cool. She's not here in this life anymore, but she's...
  • Her Dying Wish: to Oust Bush (Barf Alert)

    11/09/2003 9:35:18 AM PST · by veronica · 71 replies · 227+ views
    AP/Nola.com ^ | 11-8-03 | Staff
    New Orleans - Gertrude M. Jones didn't want flowers or cards when she died. She wanted to get rid of President George W. Bush. The 81-year-old woman's obituary asked that memorial donations be given "to any organization that seeks the removal of President Bush from office." And people around the country are following her wishes. In an online memorial book to Jones, dozens of people posted messages of support. Many wrote that they would contribute to the Democratic National Committee or one of the presidential contenders.
  • FCC and Right-Wing Radio Helping U.S. Press Freedom Slip Away (Molly Ivins Alert)

    02/03/2003 11:51:40 AM PST · by GeneD · 78 replies · 505+ views
    Creators Syndicate via sltrib.com ^ | 02/03/2003 | Molly Ivins
    Now here's a dandy example of the kind of thing that never makes it to the front page or the top of the news broadcast, but that affects absolutely everyone. The Federal Communications Commission, led by Michael ("my religion is the market") Powell, is fixing to remove the last remaining barriers against concentration of media. This means one company can own all the radio stations, television stations, newspapers and cable systems in any given area. Presently, 10 companies own over 90 percent of the media outlets. Bill Kovach of the Committee of Concerned Journalists and Tom Rosenstiel of the Project...