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  • House Terrorism Chair: Our Strategy Against ISIS Is a Complete Failure

    03/22/2016 10:45:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 3/22/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    In the wake of Tuesday’s deadly terrorist attack in Brussels, the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade called the Obama administration’s strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) “a complete failure.” “Days after Belgian law enforcement captured alive ISIS terrorist Salah Abdeslam, one of the suspected ringleaders of the deadly Paris attacks, terrorists retaliated in Brussels by launching a series of explosions at the airport and train station. Thirty-four civilians are dead and 170 are injured,” Rep Ted Poe (R-TX) said in a statement Tuesday hours after blasts rocked a terminal of the...
  • Psychologist worries ‘irrational, erratic’ behavior may seriously indicate Obama is not sane

    06/05/2014 5:31:13 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 148 replies ^ | June 5, 2014 | Michele Kirk
    Psychologist Dr. Gina Loudon told host Lou Dobbs that she is “very, very concerned” about President Obama’s mental stability Tuesday on Fox Biz. Here’s the exchange and video via Newsbusters: DOBBS: The President hasn’t mentioned a word about Sgt. Tahmooressi held in a Mexican prison. Your thoughts on the distinction here between the two, in at least Obama’s mind? Dr. LOUDON: You know, I will say to you, Lou, I am very, very concerned about the mental stability of this President at this point. Some of his behavior seems irrational to me. It seems beyond that of just a typical...
  • '2016: Obama's America' Filmmaker Indicted for Violating Campaign Finance Laws

    01/24/2014 5:38:53 AM PST · by Phillyred · 57 replies ^ | 1/23/2014 | Paul Bond
    Dinesh D'Souza is accused of giving too much money to a candidate who sought to replace former New York Sen. Hillary Clinton. Producer Gerald Molen tells The Hollywood Reporter the charges are politically motivated. Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, whose documentary 2016: Obama's America took a critical look at President Barack Obama and was a surprise hit in 2012, will be arrested in New York on Friday for allegedly violating campaign-finance laws, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Federal authorities accuse D'Souza of donating more than is legal to the campaign of Wendy Long, who ran in 2012 for the U.S. Senate...
  • Beirut Bombing Was Wake-Up Call

    10/23/2009 5:24:45 PM PDT · by kellynla · 4 replies · 609+ views ^ | October 23, 2009 | staff
    RAIN RAN in small rivers from the equipment and the faces of the men loading up to leave in the early hours of that morning. Although the day had barely gotten a running start, already Camp Lejeune Marines were packing their gear, tying it down, and prepping for deployment. On the faces of these men — young and shiny baby Marines, experienced men facing their first deployment, and experienced veterans who had already been there and done that — was a grim expectation of what they would face in a few hours when they reached their destination: Beirut, Lebanon. Their...
  • Socialism, Obama And Jefferson

    10/25/2008 5:02:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies · 299+ views
    orato - you are the news ^ | 10/22/2008 | By Citizen Correspondent Jenny H (SmartCookie)
    There is a lot of talk about Sen. Obama’s resemblance to a Socialist leader coming to power, as we’ve witnessed all too many times in the past in other countries. I’ve been extremely stubborn in my own aversion to careless accusations; This is a very serious accusation as far as I’m concerned, and I was actually offended when I first started hearing others making the comparison, even though I felt that same discomfort within where Obama was concerned. However, I am beginning to feel very different about the subject. Very different. I don’t think anyone could be more sorry than...
  • Buh-bye, Whoopi: Another failed liberal talk radio venture

    12/27/2007 8:13:04 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 44 replies · 343+ views ^ | 12/27/07 | Michelle Malkin
    "Whoops!" Just weeks after claiming she would reshape her faltering radio program to focus on a New York City audience, Whoopi Goldberg has now been cancelled even there. According to press and trade reports today, Wake Up With Whoopi was yanked from WKTU-FM today without warning, other than a brief note sent to staffers mere hours before the change. Poor ratings were cited by the station.Recently, after similar results led to terminations in Chicago and Philly, your Radio Equalizer speculated that Whoopi’s radio days appeared numbered. Now, one can easily expect the syndicated program to be shut down, perhaps in...
  • The Quranic Concept of War

    01/18/2007 11:54:33 PM PST · by bushpilot2 · 13 replies · 760+ views
    Parameters, U.S. Army War College ^ | Winter 2006/2007 | JOSEPH C. MYERS
    “The universalism of Islam, in its all-embracing creed, is imposed on the believers as a continuous process of warfare, psychological and political, if not strictly military. . . . The Jihad, accordingly, may be stated as a doctrine of a permanent state of war, not continuous fighting.”2 — Majid Khadduri Political and military leaders are notoriously averse to theory, but if there is a theorist about war who matters, it remains Carl von Clausewitz, whose Vom Kriege (On War) has shaped Western views about war since the middle of the nineteenth century.”3 Both points are likely true and problematic since...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • 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
  • 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..
  • Saudi Men Who Rode School Bus Arrested (Tampa, FL)

    05/20/2006 3:52:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 348 replies · 8,106+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | May 20, 2006 | Keith Morelli
    Two Saudi men were arrested Friday after they boarded a school bus and rode to Wharton High School in New Tampa. Students on the bus became alarmed, as did the bus driver, who called ahead. Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies met the bus at the school and detained the men. No one was injured and nothing out of line occurred on the bus, deputies said. Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, who lives in Apt. 302 in The Point apartments, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20 Monticello Gardens, Apt. 304-A, each were charged with trespassing on school property. Both remained in Orient Road Jail...
  • Bill to ban 'mom, dad' from texts advances

    05/04/2006 5:04:33 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 139 replies · 19,786+ views
    A bill requiring students to learn about the contributions homosexuals have made to society and that would remove sex-specific terms such as "mom" and "dad" from textbooks has passed another hurdle on the way to becoming the law of the land in California. Having already been approved by the state's Senate Judiciary Committee, SB 1437, which would mandate grades 1-12 buy books "accurately" portraying "the sexual diversity of our society," got the nod yesterday of the Senate Education Committee. The bill also requires students hear history lessons on "the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to...
  • The Conservative Betrayal (Look where backing a RINO got the CA GOP establishment alert)

    12/11/2005 11:51:24 PM PST · by goldstategop · 63 replies · 1,399+ views
    World Net ^ | December 9, 2005 | Melanie Morgan
    The past few weeks have been a wakeup call to those Republicans, and especially those conservatives, who got stars in their eyes and supported movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger for governor during the historic Gray Davis recall campaign. On the heels of a decisive defeat in the recent special election for his reform ballot initiatives, the Terminator is acting like he wants to terminate his alliance with the Republican Party. Since he has failed to even slow the nonstop spending of the California Legislature, Arnold's false reading of the election-results tea leaves has now led him to join the Democrat Party...
  • The X Factor of Harriet Miers (MOOSEMUSS and Miers)

    10/06/2005 2:25:34 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 62 replies · 1,223+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | October 6, 2005 | Douglas Kern
    My teammate X was sprawled on the hotel bed, muttering "Why? Why?" as he contemplated the failure of his legal genius. X was the smartest member of my law school's moot court team. He wasn't the finest of public speakers and his legal writing style wasn't textbook perfect, but who could question his monumental intellect? He won the award for highest first-year GPA. He read abstruse law and philosophy journals for fun. He debated with professors after class, exercising a subject mastery that left onlookers slack-jawed. And when he proudly announced to his moot court teammates that he had found...
  • Domenici reverses himself, supports fuel economy standards

    09/13/2005 11:48:24 AM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 6 replies · 350+ views ^ | 9/12/2005 | AP
    CAPITOL HILL (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Energy Committee says Hurricane Katrina was “a serious wake-up call” about America’s energy situation. Republican Senator Pete Domenici says he used to think fuel economy standards should be left to the marketplace. Now, he thinks they should be increased. Domenici tells C-Span the Gulf disaster and the skyrocketing gasoline costs it unleashed have made it clear more needs to be done to cut energy use. Repeated attempts to force automakers to make more efficient vehicles have failed because of strong bipartisan opposition in Congress. Domenici said those political barriers may be...
  • A conservative wake up call

    09/10/2005 3:30:06 PM PDT · by StoneColdTaxHater · 47 replies · 1,134+ views
    Attention Conservatives! This is your wake up call whether you want it or not! WE here on FreeRepublic talk and rant about the social damage being done to our country by the Social Democrats. Yes I said socialist, get over it libs! Yet it seems to me that many of us stop short of carrying our anger and concern much past cyberspace. How else can you explain why John F’Ing Kerry managed 50% of the vote. If America is as conservative as we believe it is he should have been handed a McGovern like defeat or a Carter-like ass whipping....
  • CA: Legislature ignores what should be a wake-up call on levee failure

    09/02/2005 9:59:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 471+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/2/05 | Dan Walters
    The horrific flooding of New Orleans this week, as levees collapsed under pressure from Hurricane Katrina, should be a wake-up call for California. As the Legislature churns toward adjournment next week, however, it is ignoring even the most rudimentary steps to shore up the deteriorating levees that protect hundreds of thousands of Californians from floodwaters. California may not be in the Atlantic-Caribbean hurricane belt, but we occasionally feel the impact of hurricanelike Pacific storms, and when we do - especially when they are tropical storms that suddenly melt mountain snowpacks - those who live in low-lying flood plains are utterly...
  • Bono shocked by Muslim women's reaction to breastfeeding

    06/16/2005 6:26:59 AM PDT · by veronica · 413 replies · 7,725+ views
    Ireland Online ^ | 15/06/2005
    U2 frontman Bono was horrified during a visit to Ethiopia, when he saw local women pelting a breast-feeding aid worker with stones. The American woman was oblivious of the offence she was causing, and had to escape the angry onslaught from female Muslims who had no qualms about injuring her or her baby. Bono recalls: "I remember one vision of the people who are with World Vision, which is an American aid agency. "One of the women was breast-feeding a child on the horse. She was so comfortable. She didn't mean to be insensitive. "But the Muslim women did not...
  • Mike DeWine's son loses special election in Ohio.

    06/14/2005 10:19:55 PM PDT · by RIght Wing Republican · 77 replies · 4,483+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | June 14, 2005 | Lawrence Budd
    LEBANON — Former Ohio Rep. Jean Schmidt edged former Congressman Bob McEwen by 705 votes in the special primary to pick the Republican to represent the party in an Aug. 2 election to replace former Congressman Rob Portman, according to unofficial totals. Schmidt won with 11,486 votes after results in Hamilton and Clermont counties were added to earlier returns showing McEwen with the lead among 11 GOP candidates running to replace Portman, who is leaving the 2nd Congressional District seat after 12 years to become the U.S. foreign trade representative.... Brinkman finished third with 8,554 votes, Hamilton County Commissioner Pat...
  • Michelle Malkin: The Wonkette-ization of Laura Bush

    05/03/2005 2:10:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 1,200 replies · 18,613+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | May 3, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    Most of Mrs. Bush's humor at the correspondents' dinner was just right: Edgy but not over the edge. But I think the stripper and horse jokes were totally beneath her. Just put it to the other-shoe test: If it were Teresa Heinz Kerry standing up on the dais telling the same jokes, the conservative commentariat would be buzzing for the rest of the year about what a tasteless skank she is.
  • 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...
  • Radical Islam's double standard

    01/17/2005 9:09:48 PM PST · by JWR_Editor · 14 replies · 683+ views ^ | 1/18/05 | Daniel Pipes
    The juxtaposition of two cases involving radical Islam and the need for us as a society to understand the strategy being implemented in order to see that it takes root here.
  • From tomorrow's JWR: INAUGURAL DOOMSDAY?

    01/17/2005 8:50:32 PM PST · by JWR_Editor · 14 replies · 1,262+ views ^ | 1/18/05 | Cal Thomas
    A Fox TV show and a new book -- fiction and fact, respectively -- are sounding a chilling wake-up call. Is Washington listening?
  • Who Do You Want To Wake Up With This Weekend?

    11/23/2004 9:50:44 PM PST · by ClintonBeGone · 43 replies · 2,745+ views
    Target ^ | 11/24/2004 | Target
    Imagine being awakened (or wakening your favorite liberal) the day after Thanksgiving by a phone call from Star Wars' Darth Vader, reminding you to get your butt out of bed and head to Target. Target Stores - the same bunch that kicked out the Salvation Army this year - is offering its customers a prerecorded wake-up call the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. They figure it will get more people up and out to their store to shop for Christmas presents. Hardcore shoppers - or just annoyed liberals can be jolted awake by a rooster crowing, or a crying baby,...
  • "We Have Received a Wake-up Call From Hell" (never forget)

    09/22/2004 6:53:40 PM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 27 replies · 1,526+ views
    American Rhetoric ^ | delivered September 20, 2001 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Benjamin Netanyahu: Statement to the U.S. Government Reform Committee"We Have Received a Wake-up Call From Hell" delivered September 20, 2001 Chairman Burton, distinguished representatives, I want to thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I feel a profound responsibility addressing you in this hour of peril in the capital of liberty. What is at stake today is nothing less than the survival of our civilization. There may be some who would have thought a week ago that to talk in these apocalyptic terms about the battle against international terrorism was to engage in reckless exaggeration. No longer....
  • why do you guys keep banning me? (Zot! Because we can) (Juwish modz totally rewl!)

    06/30/2004 10:19:24 AM PDT · by jj_fate · 65,597 replies · 239,374+ views
    why do people keep banning me everytime I put up interesting articles? I work for a website I think some of you are familiar with called phantirath weekly world news and each time we put somthing up on FR no matter how conservative it is it keeps getting banned. Whats the matter with it?! Damn man what are you marxist socialists communists? I just got a call this mroning from a Juwish friend of mine who said that you banned an important article about Zionism and Noam Federman and about how we were to support israel. I thought you guys...
  • In Santa Cruz, council riding a new wave: capitalism

    02/11/2004 1:47:12 PM PST · by socal_parrot · 10 replies · 123+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/11/04 | Ken McLaughlin
    <p>The latest thrill ride at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk would launch a dozen people at a time nearly 100 feet into the air, drop them back down to Earth and -- just for the fun of it -- do it all over again.</p>
  • Recall becomes wake-up call for Democrats in CA Legislature

    10/09/2003 7:50:39 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 47 replies · 3,052+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Oct. 9, 2003 | Mark Martin
    <p>Sacramento -- Stunned by the number of voters who stormed the polls to kick Gov. Gray Davis out of office, top legislative Democrats on Wednesday declared an uneasy peace with the new governor, whose campaign centered in part on shaking up the statehouse.</p> <p>Consider it shaken.</p>
  • Jolted! Rebecca Hagelin reveals Americans waking up on 'gay' issues

    08/12/2003 2:12:30 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 222+ views ^ | Tuesday, August 12, 2003 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Have you ever been asleep on a plane, only to be rudely awaken by a sudden jolt? One minute, it's smooth flying. The next, BAM! The plane hits some air pocket and falls fast enough to nearly bounce you out of your seat. Within seconds the pilot's authoritative voice is heard gently reassuring you that he's in the process of taking the plane to an altitude of smoother air. If you're like most people, you feel much better knowing that the plane is no longer on auto-pilot: The sudden jolt has caused the pilot to take full control. Lately, I've...
  • Can A Supreme Court Re-define Words?

    07/26/2003 10:08:40 AM PDT · by Eastbound · 90 replies · 1,845+ views
    self-vanity | 7/26/03 | Eastbound
    In a recent discussion on a 'right to marry' thread, a new poster made the statement that the Mass. supreme court was in the process of 're-defining' the word, 'marriage'' to include homosexual unions. Throughout the history of the human race, the word, 'marriage,' always referred to the union of a man and a woman. In fact, the legal dictionary specifically defines 'marriage' as pertaining to a man and a woman. The question I would like to address is not whether homosexuals do or do not have the 'right' to marry, but more importanty, does a supreme court have the...
  • I was a Human Shield

    03/25/2003 8:08:27 PM PST · by gracie1 · 29 replies · 440+ views ^ | 3-25-03 | Daniel Pepper
    I was a human shield by Daniel Pepper • Tuesday March 25, 2003 at 06:19 PM Why I regret being a human shield. 'I was a fool to be a human shield for Saddam', By Daniel Pepper Advertisement I wanted to join the human shields in Baghdad because it was direct action which had a chance of bringing the anti-war movement to the forefront of world attention. It was inspiring: the human shield volunteers were making a sacrifice for their political views much more of a personal investment than going to a demonstration in Washington or London. It was simple...
  • The Morning Show Thread-12Dec-(C-SPAN, Imus (Laura Ingraham Quote), FnF, etc.)

    12/12/2002 2:53:30 AM PST · by leadpenny · 33 replies · 240+ views
    Various Websites
    C-SPAN 7:45 am ET: Donna Brazile, Voting Rights Institute, will be on the Washington Journal for 45 minutes. 9:00 am ET: Jerry Falwell, Liberty Foundation, will be on the Washington Journal for an hour. ____________________________________ On Fox and Friends: 7:50 am ET: Should FBI and CIA officials be punished for mishandling crucial intelligence prior to 9/11? 8:50 am ET: 'Tis the season for office parties! Dr. Georgia Witkin has tips on how to have fun and keep your job. _____________________________________________ On The Daily Imus: 6:27 am ET: Mike Barnicle, NY Daily News, “For Growing Kids, Love Is The Difference”...