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  • Obama: Gun control filibuster 'not right'

    04/08/2013 4:15:14 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 43 replies
    POLITICO ^ | REID J. EPSTEIN
    President Obama will tell Senate Republicans it’s “not right” to filibuster his gun control agenda, according to excerpts of his the prepared remarks he will make Monday in Connecticut. “Some back in Washington are already floating the idea that they might use political stunts to prevent votes on any of these reforms,” Obama will say, according to the remarks. “They’re not just saying they’ll vote ‘no’ on ideas that almost all Americans support. They’re saying they won’t allow any votes on them at all. They’re saying your opinion doesn’t matter. And that’s not right.” Obama’s speech centering on the Capitol...
  • No Tech Support

    03/14/2013 1:59:48 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 47 replies
    FR is going lame again, where is the tech support when you need them?
  • Obama camp attacks Gallup again

    10/15/2012 5:36:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s campaign once again attacked the methodology of Gallup just days after the polling group adjusted their methodology in a way that benefited the president. This time, the criticism came this time from the Obama pollster who mocked the Romney team for debating about the reliability of polls.After Gallup/USA Today released a poll showing Mitt Romney tied with Obama among likely female voters in swing states, Obama pollster Joel Benenson pointed to “deep flaws in Gallup’s likely voter screen” and dismissed the survey as an “extreme outlier.”David Axelrod, Obama’s top campaign strategist, made a similar argument earlier this year....
  • Abbas, Fayyad Outraged at Egyptian Treatment of Hamas

    08/27/2012 11:04:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/8/12
    Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Mininster Salam Fayyad of the Palestinian Authority (PA) feel anger and dissatisfaction at the new Egyptian administration over its approach to the PA, especially its representation, according to PA sources cited, Monday, by the London-based Ash-Sharq Il-Awsat daily. The sources say Abu-Mazen and Fayyad are not pleased that the government of President Mohammed Morsi "has ties with Hamas as if it is the representative of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, while ignoring the role of the Palestinian Authority." The sources added that "Egypt is negotiating with the Hamas government
  • Abbas' Letter to Netanyahu: PA Lost its 'Raison D'etre'

    04/15/2012 10:26:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Elad Benari
    Israel’s actions have stripped the Palestinian Authority of its “raison d'etre”, creating a reality which cannot continue, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will say in a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, AFP reported on Sunday. The French news agency’s report was based on a copy it saw of the letter. Abbas recently revealed some of the letter's contents in a speech in Cairo. In the letter, which will be delivered to Netanyahu this week, Abbas warns that “the current status quo cannot continue”, according to the AFP report. “As a result of actions taken by successive Israeli governments, the Palestinian...
  • Leftists in Last-Minute Bid to Halt Ir David Excavations

    08/30/2011 2:34:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/8/11 | David Lev
    A group of 150 archaeologists and students sent a petition Tuesday to Environment Minister Gilad Erdan and Sport and Culture Minister Limor Livnat, asking them to drop their support for a law that formalizes private archaeological digs and research at national parks and historical sites. The petition says that the law would “politicize archaeology in Israel and damage the independence of researchers," and calls for the ministers to oppose the "privatization of archaeology," which, they write, would be the death knell of archaeology in Israel. But supporters of the law said that there were already hundreds of independent and private...
  • PA Accuses Israel of 'Terrorizing' Terrorists

    07/03/2011 1:07:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/11 | Maayana Miskin
    The Palestinian Authority has lashed out at Israel over MKs' plans to cut benefits to imprisoned terrorists as long as Gilad Shalit remains in captivity. Riyad Elashkar, a senior official in the PA's Prisoners Affairs Ministry, accused Israel of “an unprecedented campaign of oppression, terror and isolation.” PA officials warned that the thousands of PA Arabs imprisoned in Israel would begin a hunger strike on Sunday. The strike will be a warning strike, said Elashkar. Prisoners may go on to refuse to take part in the daily headcount, he said. MKs are seeking to put an end to good prison...
  • Mom and kids find loaded gun in rental car

    01/28/2011 7:44:41 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 140 replies
    WOAI.COM ^ | 01/27/2011 | Demond Fernandez
    SAN ANTONIO - Deborah Gonzalez says she is pretty heated with Hertz Rent A Car on San Pedro Avenue. Gonzales and her family say they found a loaded gun in a car they rented last week. "I was horrified," said Gonzalez. "I couldn't even speak. I broke down crying because there was a loaded gun in my hands, and I don't know where it came from." Gonzalez says she was riding in the car with her 2-year-old and 3-year-old grandchildren. She stumbled across the gun while picking up a child's shoe that fell under the driver's seat. "I kept yanking,...
  • What's with the recent trend of tagging non-relevant articles with palin or sarahpalin?

    11/29/2010 12:17:57 PM PST · by Anamnesis · 34 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    What's with the recent trend of tagging articles with palin or sarahpalin that have nothing to do with Sarah Palin? If your article has nothing to do with Palin, please don't tag it as such. It's bad enough that journalists use her name to get hits to their articles or as a cheap source of writing material. We don't need that attitude here too. Just because people want to increase traffic to their posts, doesn't mean they should tag their posted articles with palin or sarahpalin. This just clutters the keyword/tagging system.
  • Owner of closed South End(Boston) food market blames customers

    11/12/2010 10:19:21 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 53 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/12/10 | Jessica Van Sack
    The manager of Don Otto’s - a recently shuttered food market in the South End - is blaming neighborhood patrons for its untimely demise, cooking up an angry message to fair-weather fans of the Tremont Street eatery. “Don Otto’s Market wants to say we had few customers that understood customer loyalty and its importance to our business,” a message on its Web site reads, later adding: “If you came in only for baguettes, the occasional piece of cheese, the occasional dinner . . . you can not tell yourself you were a supporter of our market.”
  • Please FreeRepublic Admin and IT people FIX this site!

    06/22/2010 10:59:11 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 59 replies · 1+ views
    6/22/2010 | US Navy Vet
    Please Admins and IT Folks fix this site. The way it is operating now is tantamount to a DOS Attack.
  • Knock It Off, Free Republic!

    12/02/2009 9:21:09 AM PST · by pissant · 533 replies · 10,654+ views
    XenoHistoran ^ | 12/1/09 | XenoHistorian
    I have been a minor participant at Free Republic, the Internet’s leading conservative forum, since September 2004. An online friend referred me to a discussion where members of Free Republic were talking about the 1952 and 1956 presidential elections, and using my maps from this page to make a point. I had to join FR to introduce myself to that group, and thank them for visiting. Because that was right after the “Rathergate” scandal, I thus became one of the “Pajamahadeen” that had just brought down the Sauronic eye of CBS. Being a “Freeper” has been an interesting and fun...
  • So Freepers don't like RINOs. I get it. But who's NOT a RINO? [vanity]

    12/01/2009 9:49:31 AM PST · by TruthHound · 159 replies · 2,452+ views
    TruthHound
    I lurk this forum way too much. But it does give me my news fix and some interesting tidbits as well. I am in here enough to get a good gauge of the political celebs Freepers don't like. That would be pretty much everybody. I'm kinda sure nobody likes Mitt Romney. And as of 11/6/08, John McCain is a favorite whipping boy. Overall, the bulk of characters who stood on stage in the early GOP debates last year is tainted in some way. Giuliani, the cross-dressing gun-hater. Ron Paul, the anti-war drug-legalizer. Huckabee, the soft-on-crime wingnut. Yada yada... I'm aligned...
  • What's The Difference Between "Birther" And "Truther"?

    11/29/2009 11:45:33 AM PST · by Man50D · 84 replies · 2,362+ views
    November 28, 2009 | Man50D
    This morning I posted a thread titled " Obama Orders 1 Million US Troops To Prepare For Civil War". My comment, " Fact or speculation? You decide", in the thread I posted clearly indicated no particular position for or against and with the assumption Freepers could openly debate the merits, or lack thereof, and provide input concerning the article located at another website as has occurred with many other dubious articles posted at FreeRepublic in the past. The thread was pulled with the premise the article was based on the "trutherism" subjectively defined as a conspiracy. I then posted a...
  • The unofficial FR Spring 2009 Plain People and non-alchoholic Beverage Thread

    03/27/2009 8:50:55 PM PDT · by pissant · 534 replies · 14,630+ views
    PA TImes | 3/27/09 | Pissant
    Since we've all worked hard all week, It's time to kick back, relax, forget about politics and enjoy a nice full glass of iced tea or Soda. Enjoy
  • Mexicans deported from US face shattered lives

    08/24/2008 1:39:23 PM PDT · by Toddsterpatriot · 93 replies · 447+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 24, 2008 | JULIE WATSON
    <p>TIJUANA, Mexico – The towering black gate opens silently to an alley with walls of corrugated metal. Scrawled in large white letters on one wall is: "The End."</p> <p>For those deported from the United States, the words are an unnecessary reminder. Nearly every hour of the day, guards unlock this gate that leads back into Mexico, clicking open the padlocks hung on each side, in each nation.</p>
  • Last day for laid-off 'Leno' workers

    11/30/2007 8:11:18 PM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies · 251+ views
    variety.com ^ | 11/30/2007 | David McNary & Dana Harris
    Today was the last day for most of the 120 staffers on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," who left with an early Christmas bonus check and no guarantee of a job when the strike ended. "Do we have a job when the strike ends? That's what everyone keeps asking," one former staffer said. "They've guaranteed no one a job. They just keep saying, 'The letter explains it." That letter is a notice from NBC's human resources department that says, "If your services are needed, we will contact you." Sources said that while some higher-level executives received severance packages, other...
  • House speaker may not seat certified winner in disputed race (Pelosi may cheat FL-13 voters)

    12/27/2006 11:36:17 AM PST · by Princip. Conservative · 75 replies · 2,458+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | Sunday, December 24, 2006 | AP
    SARASOTA — Incoming U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is considering not seating the state-certified Republican winner of a contested congressional election when the new Congress goes into session next month, her spokesman said. Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Pelosi, said the congresswoman has not yet decided what to do about the contested District 13 race, in which Republican candidate Vern Buchanan was certified the winner by the state by a margin of 369 votes over Democrat Christine Jennings. "The bottom line here is that nothing's off the table," Hammill said. The House is currently investigating, and Jennings has pressed on...
  • Libertarians Emerge as a Force (Losertarians deep-six the GOP)

    11/08/2006 2:27:12 PM PST · by quidnunc · 423 replies · 5,629+ views
    The Economist ^ | November 8, 2006 | Unattributed
    New York – Glum Republicans might turn their attention to the Libertarian Party to vent their anger. Libertarians are a generally Republican-leaning constituency, but over the last few years, their discontent has grown plain. It isn't just the war, which some libertarians supported, but the corruption and insider dealing, and particularly the massive expansion of spending. Mr Bush's much-vaunted prescription drug benefit for seniors, they fume, has opened up another gaping hole in America's fiscal situation, while the only issue that really seemed to energise congress was passing special laws to keep a brain-damaged woman on life support. In two of the...
  • Muslims criticise naming of plot suspects

    08/11/2006 1:25:42 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 55 replies · 1,743+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/11/06 | Gideon Long
    LONDON (Reuters) - Muslims criticised the government on Friday for publishing the names of 19 men who police sources say are under arrest for allegedly plotting to blow up passenger planes bound for the United States. The government instructed the Bank of England to publish the names on its Web site on Thursday, just hours after police arrested 24 people in connection with the suspected plot. Police have not named the 24 but a police source confirmed they include the 19 named by the central bank. Although the bank did not give the addresses of the 19, it listed their...
  • Immigration crackdown alarms Ohio workers

    07/31/2006 12:23:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,304+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/31/06 | Dan Sewell - ap
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - At his Tienda La Raza grocery store and restaurant, Jose Bravo sells Spanish-language DVDs and Mexico soccer jerseys, chorizo sausage and chopped cactus. Lately, there has been another hot seller — one-way bus tickets out of here. "People that had been in the United States for a while, who were planning to stay, now they feel scared," Bravo said. He said he has sold at least 10 tickets in recent weeks to people who are moving to Michigan or other parts of Ohio, or who have decided to go back to Mexico. Tough talk on immigration over...
  • Expert: Arabs will cry for al-Quds ["like they did for Andalusia"]

    06/22/2006 9:36:05 AM PDT · by Alouette · 15 replies · 880+ views
    YNet ^ | June 22, 2006 | Joseph Nasr
    Palestinian expert on Jewish settlements says Arab claim to Jerusalem is in jeopardy; 'Arabs will cry for Jerusalem like they did for Andalusia,' he says A Palestinian expert on Jewish settlements in the West Bank warned Arab countries on Tuesday that they face the prospect of losing their claim to the city of Jerusalem if they don't back their words with actions. "The Arabs will cry for Jerusalem as they cried for Andalusia. While the Israelis allocate billions of dollars to change the face of the city, to shrink Arab presence and boost its Jewish population, the Arabs are doing...
  • Palestinians Hunker Down As Cash Runs Out [Aw Jeez Alert]

    05/16/2006 6:34:58 PM PDT · by Alouette · 55 replies · 1,222+ views
    ASSociated Press ^ | May 16, 2006 | Karin Laub
    BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - He's overdrawn at the bank, owes $400 to the grocery, can no longer afford baby formula for his youngest and is trying to sell his 16-year-old car for half its value to raise cash for food. After two months without his government salary, Abdel Hakim Abu Samra, 47, is fast running out of options. "It's the worst time we've had," he said, comparing the deepening crisis since Hamas rose to power in March to previous periods, including two bloody uprisings against Israel. And there's no end in sight. The West won't lift crippling economic sanctions...
  • Hey FOX SPORTS you suck!!!

    10/23/2005 12:51:06 PM PDT · by redskins1 · 129 replies · 1,332+ views
    OCTOBER 23, 2005 | rhonda mayfield
    I did not appreciate FOX SPORTS deciding what I am watching on Sunday!! They are finally showing a Washington Redskins game on regular television, and I invite friends over, we are watching the game, and tailgating!! Having a great day, Redskins are winning!! FOX SPORTS decides to change the game that we are watching, to the Packers / Vikings game. We can't even go somewhere to watch the game, because the NFL TICKET isn't showing it either, because it was to be shown on regular television programming. FOX SPORTS sucks, and I just wanted everyone to know!!! Who do they...
  • Poohbah's Opus

    04/01/2005 4:26:00 PM PST · by Poohbah · 1,971 replies · 42,594+ views
    Vanity of vanities, all is vanity, sayeth Qohotoleth... | 01 April 2005 | Poohbah
    First, this is NOT an April Fool's joke. I am leaving Free Republic. Over the past two years, civility and thoughtful discourse has vanished from this site, replaced with demands for ideological conformity that are straight out of Stalinist Russia or China's Great Cultural Revolution, and unrelenting uncivility if said conformance is not forthcoming. This trend began with the California recall election, where certain posters were allowed to flame the living beejezus out of those who didn't wholeheartedly support Tom McClintock, or thought that he wasn't running a campaign capable of winning. It extended into the Keyes campaign last year,...
  • Sore Losers on CSpan1

    01/20/2005 7:44:26 AM PST · by kenth · 16 replies · 429+ views
    CSpan1 ^ | 01/20/05 | kenth
    ANSWER and various losers whining on Cspan1. Not much more description needed.
  • i think this will be my last thread

    11/23/2004 5:11:47 AM PST · by ident · 199 replies · 2,978+ views
    yesterday i posted my first message on the free republic website i may of got some things wrong but it was my first thread. I dont think i will post another because of the more than harsh reply i got. goodbye
  • Kerry workers complain of pay

    10/27/2004 10:08:54 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 39 replies · 1,333+ views
    Saginaw News ^ | 10-27-04 | Mike Thompson
    Kerry workers complain of pay Wednesday, October 27, 2004 MIKE THOMPSON THE SAGINAW NEWS Some Saginaw County workers for Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry say they aren't getting paid. A dispute between Saginaw organizer John L. Pugh and out-of-town Democrat operatives is at the heart of the issue. Workers who started Oct. 11 from a headquarters in the downtown Bancroft House say they have not received compensation of $50 per day for door-to-door "flushers" in the field, or $70 for supervisors. "They promise to pay you every day, and then it's the next day, and then the next day,"...
  • Kerry: Why Won't Bush Just Denounce the Swift Boat Ads? (meltdown alert)

    08/26/2004 2:53:27 PM PDT · by ambrose · 97 replies · 2,262+ views
    Kerry: Why Won't Bush Just Denounce the Swift Boat Ads? 8/26/2004 5:31:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Political Reporter Contact: Chad Clanton or Phil Singer, 202-464-2800, both of Kerry-Edwards 2004; Web: http://www.johnkerry.com WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Following is a release of Kerry-Edwards 2004: George Bush failed again to condemn the Swift Boat ads and instead tried to turn this discredited smear campaign into a campaign finance debate. Kerry spokesman Phil Singer said: "This isn't an issue about 527 ads or campaign finance: It's a question of whether the Commander-in-Chief will denounce a group whose claims have been discredited...
  • Max Cleland Turned Away From Bush Ranch

    08/25/2004 11:36:49 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 393 replies · 14,584+ views
    Former Georgia Senator Max Cleland, left, and former Green Beret Lt. Jim Rassmann, center, approach a Secret Service Agent, right, on station at the check point to the entrance of President Bush (news - web sites)'s ranch Wednesday Aug. 25, 2004 in Crawford, Texas. Cleland tried to deliver a letter protesting ads challenging John Kerry (news - web sites)'s Vietnam service to President Bush at his Texas ranch Wednesday, but the Secret Service stopped Cleland short of his goal. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • 'Alamo' touches raw nerve in Mexico

    04/09/2004 2:08:32 PM PDT · by missyme · 68 replies · 401+ views
    CNN ^ | April 9th, 2004
    <p>There is scant comfort in the fact that Mexican forces won the 1836 battle of the Alamo: The movie closes with the Battle of San Jacinto one month later, which Mexico lost -- along with Texas. Within a dozen years, Mexico went on to lose most of what later became California, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and Arizona.</p>
  • Nagin Avisory Committee [on gay and lesbian issues] Resigns over His Endorsement of Jindal

    11/07/2003 5:45:35 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 141+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 11-07-03 | AP
    <p>The Associated Press Posted on November 7, 2003 Angered by New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's endorsement of Republican Bobby Jindal of Baton Rouge for governor, the mayor's entire advisory committee on gay and lesbian issues resigned Thursday.</p> <p>"Mr. Jindal has ignored numerous requests over the last three months to meet with representatives of our community to discuss issues, including economic development and civil rights," says a letter written by Randal M. Beach on the behalf of the Advisory Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues.</p>
  • Congress Moves to Defend Do-Not-Call List

    09/25/2003 4:02:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 308 replies · 249+ views
    AP | 9/25/03
    WASHINGTON, Sep 25, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Lawmakers are moving swiftly to defend the popular national do-not-call list from a court ruling that may jeopardize the promise of peace and quiet for people fed up with telemarketers. The Senate and House were expected to consider legislation Thursday that would ensure the free government service goes into effect as scheduled next week, deflecting unwanted sales pitches to more than 50 million registered phone numbers. A flood of congressional proposals defending the list came only hours after an announcement Wednesday that a federal judge in Oklahoma City had ruled...
  • Please Stand By

    12/06/2002 5:51:13 AM PST · by freeper run over by a reindeer · 140 replies · 548+ views
    <p>As you can see, we have had another visit from this pest. We go through this every day, generally several times.</p> <p>When we dust him immediately, we get people telling us we should leave them for people to tear into. When we don't, we get people telling us to get this crap off of FR and to "not have another repeat of yesterday's nonsense".</p> <p>I have decided to hijack this thread and use it to get opinions. What do you all think? Should this troll be nuked each time he shows up, or should we let him post?</p>