Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $68,335
80%  
Woo hoo!! After accruing the balance of the monthlies we're now over 80%!! Less than $17k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: waaaambulance

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • People Need To STOP Bashing Sarah Palin Over McCain

    03/26/2010 8:44:09 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 386 replies · 4,629+ views
    So yeah, I'm getting sick and tired of how people are bashing Sarah Palin over her endorsement of McCain. We all know why she's doing it and she has my complete respect and support. So, anyway, conservatives are fighting amongst each other over this and it really is pathetic! On Sarah's Facebook page, people keep lamenting, whining and moaning over it, and I kept calmly trying to calm them down, but they wouldn't listen. Finally, I lost it and said: "FOR GOD'S SAKE, PEOPLE, PULL YOURSELVES TOGETHER!!!!! THIS IS NOT HOW A GROUP OF PATRIOTS ACTS!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY, DOES SOMEONE HAVE...
  • Barack Obama forced to live in Washington hotel

    12/31/2008 4:59:06 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 83 replies · 3,633+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/1/2009 | Toby Harnden in Washington
    Barack Obama is to move to Washington this weekend but will be forced to stay in a hotel after President George W. Bush said an official residence was "not available". The Obama family are bidding farewell to Chicago and moving to the American capital shortly after their Hawaii holiday ends on Thursday because daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, seven, are due to start school. Mr Obama had requested to stay at Blair House, opposite the White House, but was told by the Bush administration it was booked up for farewell "receptions and gatherings" and was "not available" until January 15,...
  • Large Recording Companies v. The Defenseless

    07/30/2008 12:19:51 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 12 replies · 212+ views
    Beckerman Legal (via Slashdot) ^ | July 29, 2008 | Ray Beckerman
    As every federal judge must be painfully aware by now, an estimated 30,000 ordinary people2 have been sued during the past four years in U.S. district courts by the world’s four largest record companies, EMI, SONY BMG, Warner Brothers Records, and Vivendi/Universal, or their affiliates. The suits have been brought for alleged infringement of sound recording copyrights. Although these companies are represented by a trade association, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), none of the hundreds of other members of this association has participated in the litigation campaign. The large majority of the defendants have defaulted, and the default...
  • Obama Warns Republicans About Critical Ads

    05/18/2008 11:26:11 AM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies · 249+ views
    CHICAGO -- Perhaps no one took greater comfort in the Republican Party's third straight loss of a long-held House seat this week than Barack Obama, who says the results point to clear limits in the effectiveness of attack ads he expects this fall. The Democratic presidential candidate played a prominent role in all three special elections to fill vacant GOP seats, and he landed on the winning side each time. In recent contests in Louisiana and Mississippi, Republicans or their allies ran TV ads linking the Democratic House nominees to Obama, warning that a vote for them was a tacit...
  • OK ... STAND BY FOR ME TO GO BALLISTIC ABOUT FAIRTAX OPPONENTS

    04/10/2008 8:23:51 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 86 replies · 121+ views
    NEALZ NUZE ^ | April 10, 2008 | NEAL BOORTZ
    OK ... STAND BY FOR ME TO GO BALLISTIC ABOUT FAIRTAX OPPONENTS Twenty two million dollars. For those of you who do better with numbers than letters, that would be $22,000,000.00. That's the amount of money spent to come up with the original FairTax plan. This money was spent on research by economists and other financial groups; on focus groups across the country; and on comprehensive studies of alternative ways of raising revenue for the operation of government and the consequences of those various methods. Twenty-two million bucks, and day after day we have to suffer the uninformed and frankly...
  • Clinton: Playing Field for Her as Candidate Not Even Because of Her Gender

    02/28/2008 6:42:39 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 40 replies · 146+ views
    abc ^ | 02/28/08 | abcblog
    In an interview with ABC News' Cynthia McFadden to air on this evening's "Nightline," Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., says it's tougher for her to run as a woman than it is for her male opponent. Asked why she thinks so many women may be feeling sorry for her, Clinton said, "I think a lot of women project their own feelings and their lives onto me, and they see how hard this is. It's hard. It's hard being a woman out there. It is obviously challenging with some of the things that are said that are not even personal to me...
  • The Internet Should Work Like Our Democracy [Democrat Broadcsster Blasts Freepers]

    09/15/2007 11:42:16 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 190 replies · 3,964+ views
    DemocraticTalk Radio.com ^ | November 24, 2006 | Stephen Crocket & Al Lawrence
    The Internet Should Work Like Our Democracy Internet harassment of Democratic or progressive political activists is a serious problem that seems to be growing in scale and scope. Many Internet active Democrats have long been aware of organized harassment campaigns from large groups of Far Right Wing Republican cyber terrorists. These tactics and harassment campaigns have created the terms “freeped” and “freeper” because it looks like many of the extremists involved seem to rally for the attacks with individual of a similar political bent at Free Republic.com. Everyone active at Free Republic.com are not involved in the “freeper” attacks....
  • FREEPERS!!! WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO US??

    04/05/2007 8:46:45 PM PDT · by Pistolshot · 399 replies · 6,232+ views
    April 5, 2007 | Self
    I came here in 1998 looking for conservative, logical, thoughtful conversation and debate on the things that matter to us the most. I was a Reagan Republican. One of those who had watched in horror as our embassy staff in Tehran was taken by fanatics. The answer should have been overwhelming force, but it was Carter, that limp-wristed, can’t-we-just talk-this-out, weakling who had made the military a shambles, and stripped it of its soul because of VietNam. I knew from the beginning that there was no room in this world for weakness and that was the beginning of my road...
  • Libertarians, Please GO AWAY

    11/08/2006 10:24:16 AM PST · by Keltik · 457 replies · 8,425+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11-08-06 | Me
    At this link: http://boortz.com/nuze/index.html Neil Boortz is quoted as saying: "So how did I actually vote when I got that provisional ballot in my hand. Straight Libertarian." Thank you Neil Boortz. Thanks to you and those who think like you, we now have the Democrats in control of Congress. I hope you and your ilk are very happy. Free Republic is allegedly a CONSERVATIVE web site. Will you libertarians please go somewhere like Lucianne.com, where you can laugh and smile about how you put the Republicans out of power, and leave Free Republic to the conservatives. Oh, and one more...
  • Empty pockets promise grim Eid feast for Gazans [Here's a quarter]

    10/23/2006 5:45:22 AM PDT · by Alouette · 18 replies · 652+ views
    AFP ^ | Oct. 23, 2006 | Mehdi Lebouachera
    GAZA CITY (AFP) - In Gaza City's Firas market the stalls are laden with gift items and toys, fireworks and new clothes, cooking utensils and fish, as people crowd around, looking, touching and walking on. As the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan draws to an end and people look ahead to the Eid al-Fitr holiday that follows, there is little thought of feasting, except to look back fondly to Eids gone past. Amid the din of shopkeepers hawking their wares over loudspeakers, Abdulkarim says "people are coming, but they're not buying ... They don't have any money." "I only get...
  • 'Fair and Balanced' Fox News Called On Alleged Pro-Homosexual Support

    09/14/2006 12:04:14 PM PDT · by bennyjakobowski · 32 replies · 1,127+ views
    (AgapePress) - A conservative pro-family group is challenging Fox News Channel over an alleged $10,000 contribution it made to sponsor a conference last weekend for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA). Americans for Truth, an organization formed to monitor and expose elements of the homosexual agenda in the nation's culture, says if Fox News did make this contribution, the supposed "fair and balanced" network needs to contribute equally to a conservative organization if its slogan is to have credence. Both the pro-family group and WorldNetDaily reported on the network's alleged contribution to NLGJA, which is listed on the...
  • Man Denied Mother's Day Tote Bag Sues MLB Team

    05/11/2006 10:20:21 AM PDT · by Abathar · 71 replies · 1,466+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | May 11, 2006 | AP
    SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A Los Angeles man who was denied a red nylon tote bag during a Mother's Day promotion at an Angels baseball game has filed a sex and age discrimination lawsuit against the team. The class action claim filed by Michael Cohn alleges that thousands of males and fans under age 18 are entitled to $4,000 in damages each because they were treated unequally at last May's promotion. Women over 18 received the gifts. Angel officials said Cohn was the only person who complained about the giveaway and that the team is proud of its promotions. This...
  • The Pessimism Deficit

    02/24/2006 6:01:19 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies · 296+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 19, 2006 | Sarah Vowell
    My go-to worldview is pessimism. I see a Times Square billboard promoting a musical that has its audience "dancing in the aisles" and I can't help but think, "That is a fire hazard." But it has been my happy experience that if one moves through life in a constant state of low-key dread, then one gets to be continually pleasantly surprised.... I got the feeling that he was asking for reasons to be optimistic about the government Alas, I see my initial worries about the current administration as the greatest betrayal in my whole life by my old pal pessimism....
  • Ready, aim, misfire

    02/14/2006 12:57:36 PM PST · by SmithL · 40 replies · 1,266+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/14/6 | Editor
    WE'LL LEAVE the lawyer jokes and wisecracks about a trigger-happy foreign policy to talk-show comics. But Vice President Dick Cheney's accidental shooting of an attorney buddy on a quail hunt has a serious side beyond the birdshot injuries. The incident took nearly 24 hours to be made public, and then only when the ranch owner hosting the hunt poured out her chatty, impressionistic account in a phone call to a local Corpus Christi, Texas, newspaper. Using this uncontradicted account, the vice president swung his shotgun to follow a quail and accidentally shot a hunting pal in the face and chest...
  • Report vilifies iPod, blames Apple for holding back music industry

    12/16/2005 8:58:55 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 10 replies · 289+ views
    tuaw.com ^ | Dec 16, 2005, 2:45 PM ET | David Chartier
    Report vilifies iPod, blames Apple for holding back music industry Posted Dec 16, 2005, 2:45 PM ET by David Chartier A BusinessWeek article cites a report from an independent analyst that weekly averages of legitimate music downloads, as of Nov. 27th, are actually down by 0.44%. Yep, a whole barely half-percent. The article also quotes Napster's CEO, Chris Gorog, who once again vilifies the iPod and Apple, blaming the two for holding back the music industry: "You have this device consumers love, but they're being restricted from buying anything other than downloads from Apple. People are bored with that." The...
  • Afghan Riot Over Treatment of Qur’an at Guantanamo (Burn Our Flag But Don't Flush a Qur'an)

    05/11/2005 12:18:24 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 39 replies · 1,531+ views
    MAS ^ | 11 May 2005 | MASNET
    KABUL, May 11 (MASNET and News Agencies) - Afghan troops were deployed on the streets of an eastern city after four people died and scores were injured in riots sparked by reports that U.S. interrogators at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center had desecrated the Qur’an. Police in Jalalabad, 80 miles east of the capital, opened fire Wednesday to break up an enraged mob of several thousand people that torched the governor's house, the Pakistani consulate and several foreign aid agencies, police and witnesses told Agence France-Presse (AFP). As black smoke rose over the city, the crowd went on the...
  • Show's Not So 'Purrfect' for Female Forces In Iraq

    03/16/2005 7:56:08 AM PST · by XR7 · 94 replies · 2,627+ views
    GuerillaNews Network/Sac. Bee ^ | 3/16/05 | Pamela Martineau and Steve Wiegand
    A representative of Armed Forces Entertainment, the unit that supplies acts and shows to all branches of the military, said the unit had nothing to do with booking the Angelz. Sharon Kibiloski is in Baghdad, and she’s fighting mad. The target of the U.S. Air Force captain’s ire is the U.S. Army – and what Kibiloski views as the Army’s misguided efforts to raise troop morale by sending a scantily clad female troupe called The Purrfect Angelz on a two-week tour of military installations in Kuwait and Iraq. A lavender flier advertising the troupe’s Baghdad show portrays a quartet of...
  • Court revives McDonald's obesity suit

    01/28/2005 12:36:51 AM PST · by LarkNeelie · 11 replies · 613+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 01/26/05 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- An appeals court Tuesday revived part of a class-action lawsuit blaming McDonald's for making people fat, reinstating claims pertaining to deceptive advertising. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower court judge erred when he dismissed parts of the lawsuit brought on behalf of two New York children. U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet dismissed the lawsuit in 2003 because he said it failed to link the children's alleged health problems directly to McDonald's products. But the appeals judges said New York's general business law requires a plaintiff to show only...
  • Right Wing Radio 'Drunks' Decried by Liberal Activists

    06/06/2003 2:37:16 AM PDT · by kattracks · 140 replies · 2,629+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 6/06/03 | Marc Morano
    Washington (CNSNews.com) - Talk radio and cable news outlets were blasted by liberal activists during a seminar in Washington, D.C. Thursday, with one speaker describing the followers of conservative-dominated radio programs as "drunks." The three-day "Take Back America" conference is being sponsored by the Campaign for America's Future, which states as its goal pushing the Democratic Party to the left. Several Democratic presidential candidates addressed the group Thursday - but noticeably absent was Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, who is trying to appear more moderate than his rivals for the party's 2004 nomination. Activists pulled no punches in attacking not...
  • No Amour for France Can France Make Us Love French Fries Again? (Woody Allen Alert!)

    05/30/2003 7:02:55 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 101 replies · 564+ views
    Good Morning America ^ | May 30, 2003 | Claire Shipman and Joy Kalfopulos
    No Amour for France Can France Make Us Love French Fries Again? May 30— In an effort to win back hearts in the United States, France has commissioned a little schtick from one of America's best-known comedians: Woody Allen. "I don't want to freedom kiss my wife," says Allen says in a new ad spot. "I want to French kiss her." The new charm campaign from the French Government Tourist Office aims to tug at our heartstrings and employs a très français sensibility. But is this lighthearted approach, set to a soundtrack of romantic French music, enough to rekindle the...
  • CAIR asks FBI not to probe mosques (whiny Moslem alert)

    01/30/2003 3:15:12 AM PST · by Alouette · 72 replies · 376+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Jan. 30, 2003 | UPI
    (UPI) -- A prominent U.S. civil rights and advocacy group urged the Department of Justice Tuesday to rescind a new policy directive to the FBI to count local mosques for inclusion in performance goals in counter terrorism investigations. The Council on American-Islamic Relations made that demand following the publication of an article in Newsweek magazine detailing the policy instituted by FBI Director Robert Mueller earlier this month. According to Newsweek, FBI field offices nationwide are to develop demographic profiles of their regions, including the number of local mosques. The profiles will then be used to set specific numerical goals for...