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  • Trump Tweets Outrage over ‘Balls’ Comment: Fox ‘Owes Me an Apology’

    09/23/2015 6:58:59 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 423 replies
    The media world was waiting for it and Donald Trump delivered Wednesday night, performing his now nightly Twitter assault on Fox News after announcing his boycott of the network earlier in the day. This time, the GOP frontrunner’s outrage came after the National Review’s Rich Lowry suggested that Carly Fiorina “cut [Trump’s] balls off with the precision of a surgeon” at the CNN Republican debate, much to host Megyn Kelly’s shock. “You can’t say that,” Kelly said. For once, she and Trump agreed.
  • Cat rescued from Westlake school bus recovering, but medical bills likely to total $2,500

    11/21/2014 12:08:08 PM PST · by EBH · 51 replies ^ | 11/21/2014 | Barb Galbincea
    WESTLAKE, Ohio -- Margie, a cat rescued from the engine belt of a Westlake school bus last week, is recovering, but her medical bills are piling up. So far, the Westlake Animal Hospital has provided about $1,800 in care to Margie, who was found stuck in the bus' serpentine belt, according to a news release from the school district. The 1-year-old cat was discovered after Westlake bus driver Marge Laskowski radioed fellow driver Denise Wering during their morning routes on Nov. 12 to check the back of Wering's bus. When the drivers pulled off of Dover Center Road, they spotted...
  • 'Phil Robertson made me feel unsafe in my own home':

    12/30/2013 9:00:19 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 133 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 December 2013 | ALEX GREIG and ASHLEY COLLMAN
    A closeted gay student living in West Monroe, Louisiana has written a powerful essay, criticizing the town's most famous residents - Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. In an essay posted on Times-Picuyne columnist Robert Mann's blog, the communications student writes that Robertson probably didn't mean to hurt anyone with his statements, he nonetheless created a hostile environment. 'He encouraged - hopefully unintentionally - a two-week-long "fag bashing" in Monroe and around the world. He made me feel unsafe in my own home. I can't count how many times I heard "faggot" over the Christmas visit home.'
  • Michele Bachmann on Slavery, Hank Johnson on Guam "capsizing"

    01/25/2011 4:59:15 PM PST · by WilliamHouston · 24 replies
    1/25/2010 | vanity
    This is my first vanity ever. I'm sitting here watching Chris Matthews jump down the throat of some poor Republican about Michele Bachmann saying that the Founders abolished slavery. Several thoughts occur to me: (1) From the Revolution to the death of Jefferson and Adams, slavery was abolished in almost every Northern state, and was in fact "abolished" by the Founders in the Midwestern states by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. Lincoln repeatedly cited the Northwest Ordinance as proof that the Founders invested in Congress the authority to abolish slavery in the territories. (2) Chris Matthews claimed that slavery was...
  • Why so series?...hugh?

    01/11/2010 7:00:31 PM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 69 replies · 1,760+ views
    Free Republic | today | me
    "bandwidththief; bloggymcblogger; blogpimp; blogselfpromo; blogspam; checkoutmyblog; comeseemyblog; didjareadmyblog; ihaveablog; iminteresting; listentome; lookatme; payattentiontome; pimpmyblog; readme; readmyblog; readmyramblings; trollingforhits" ? NO HARM NO FOUL NO FREEPERHATE. :)
  • 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
    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...

    03/06/2009 10:19:19 AM PST · by kendwell · 29 replies · 2,009+ views
    Three days in a row I have scheduled a package for pickup by UPS. Today again informed no pick-up scheduled, try again Monday? Three different US locations, unknown, Ohio, Utah (last) no local office # available.207-454-8950, in phone book, but dead line? I have been here 34 years, have shipper account, but only occasional use.
  • Rudy tells NRA that 9/11 altered his gun views

    09/21/2007 2:36:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 211 replies · 2,477+ views ^ | September 21, 2007 | CRAIG GORDON
    Rudy Giuliani told the National Rifle Association Friday that his own views on gun control have evolved in part due to the Sept. 11 attacks, which he said highlighted the importance of the Second Amendment right of allowing law-abiding citizens to carry guns. Facing a group that he once likened to "extremists," Giuliani sought to temper his past strong support for national gun control laws by saying he could no longer support a lawsuit he filed as New York mayor in 2000, which was designed to hold gun-makers liable for gun violence. Giuliani said "there have been subsequent intervening events...
  • Black shoppers sue Toys 'R' Us for discrimination

    07/11/2007 11:36:46 AM PDT · by Redcitizen · 151 replies · 3,616+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/11/2007 | Author Unknown
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two black shoppers have sued Toys "R" Us saying they were subjected to racial discrimination and unjustified scrutiny at a store in New York.
  • Canadians The Happiest When Drinking Beer and Listening to Celine Dion

    06/27/2006 3:20:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 34 replies · 450+ views
    A newly released survey by MasterCard Canada's 2006 Priceless Index indicates that a majority of Canadians polled have selected beer as their most priceless national beverage and Celine Dion as their most priceless Canadian star. The Canadian flag is considered to be our most priceless symbol while regional divides differ on whether parkas or toques are the most distinctly Canadian clothing. Mastercard's Priceless Index is an annual national survey conducted to determine the symbols that are considered representative of Canadian patriotism. According to this year's survey: --one in three Canadians (33%) say the most priceless way to celebrate Canada Day...
  • The candy freak and Condi

    06/11/2006 12:12:24 PM PDT · by kimmie7 · 9 replies · 905+ views
    The Candy Freak ^ | Not a Clue | The Candy Freak
    I rarely post new threads, but found this a laughing at you, not with you kind of way. I first found this site when looking for the book "Candy Freak" which I'd heard reviewed. Apparrantly I found it at least semi-interesting because it found it's way into my "Read Later" Favorites folder. So, today, I've got a few spare minutes and decided to catch up on my bookmarks. Viola...and now for your amusement, this is what I found: "What's new on As some of you may have read, I have decided not to teach at Boston College any...
  • US-Russia relations deteriorating sharply, experts warn

    06/06/2006 11:22:15 PM PDT · by vertolet · 113 replies · 1,379+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | June 7 2006 03:00 | Guy Dinmore
    Relations between the US and Russia are deteriorating badly and there is a danger of conflict in the flashpoints of the south Caucasus, according to senior former officials and corporate leaders advising the EastWest Institute (EWI). EWI board members at the think-tank's annual meeting in Charleston were almost unanimous in calling for moves to prevent what one called an emerging "cold peace" between the US and Russia. John Mroz, founder and president of EWI, called the deterioration worrisome. He placed the trend in the context of growing distrust between the major powers, including China, with the world in a state...
  • Pelosi and Reid on C-SPAN now carping about the 'nuclear option'.

    04/13/2005 6:41:49 PM PDT · by Sender · 8 replies · 605+ views
    C-SPAN | 4/13/2005 | Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid
    Just a heads up, Pelosi and Reid are on C-SPAN complaining that "the Republicans want to change the rules in the middle of the game; 8 balls to get to first base, 6 strikes and you're out."
  • Poohbah's Opus

    04/01/2005 4:26:00 PM PST · by Poohbah · 1,974 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,...
  • Social INSecurity: Social Security to Social Insecurity [Schumer's SS 'Calculator']

    02/18/2005 6:33:37 AM PST · by ericthecurdog · 30 replies · 853+ views
    Senator Schumer's Website ^ | Charles 'Chucky' Schumer
    "See how much you will LOSE under Bush's Privatization Plan."
  • Drudge: Brokaw Astonished Over NYTimes Reporter Being Banned By White House

    11/30/2004 8:10:57 AM PST · by Roberts · 67 replies · 3,357+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | 11/30/04 | Drudge
    Brokaw Astonished Over NYTimes Reporter Being Banned By White House Tue Nov 30 2004 10:09:36 ET Outgoing NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw was asked on MSNBC's HARDBALL Monday if the Bush White House has been tough with the press corps, citing as an example of Dick Cheney stipulating no NEW YORK TIMES reporters on his trips. Brokaw said, "I think they have been too tough. "The idea that this White House has not given Tom Friedman a long, in-depth interview is astonishing to me. I have had a very good relationship with them, I have gotten to interview the President a...
  • Leftists Demonstration Plans - Houston, TX (3 November 2004)

    11/03/2004 8:45:47 AM PST · by PetroniDE · 18 replies · 286+ views
    3 November 2004 | PetroniDE
    This was posted at 9:25 am this morning of a local leftists website. There is no time to plan a counter-freep, but watch the local news for coverage of this local "whine-fest". POSTINGS ARE UNEDITED. -------------------------------------------------- if you are disappointed by what appears to be a "decisive" bush electoral victory and are concerned about the forces of pre-emptive war, globalization and state-sponsored repression continuing to march on, then come out to the 1919 Smith and join a gathering of progressives and people of conscious meeting, discussing and rallying to call for an end to the escalation of US sponsored violence...
  • Kerry Debate Predictions (—it only counts if it's BEFOREHAND!)

    09/30/2004 8:01:24 AM PDT · by BibChr · 126 replies · 2,505+ views
    My brainium | 09/30/04 | Daniel J. Phillips
    Having predictively nailed John McCain, I'd like to offer my brief thoughts on what Kerry will do tonight, and invite yours.Today's Democratic Party's notion of Real Leadership could be defined thus: the ability to say, with the most nuanced conviction, "Wahh!!"And so, since the Swift Both Vets' ads and Bush's ads have scored some tellingly accurate direct hits, and since those hits have cost Kerry dearly, I think this is Kerry's biggest plan. I think that he is being advised that the knockout punch will be to cry and moan and complain, and to put the President on the defensive....