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  • Trump baby blimp set to follow president around US

    07/16/2018 9:56:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    SBS News ^ | July 17, 2018
    The now-famous Trump baby blimp, which flew above protests across the UK as a defiant symbol against Donald Trump last week, could soon be on its way to the US. A GoFundMe page to get the inflatable baby Trump – complete with bright orange skin and a nappy – stateside has raised more than $10,000 in just three days. Activist Didier Jiminez-Castro set up the GoFundMe page to raise $4,500 to get the 20-foot blimp to Bedminster, New Jersey, where Mr Trump often golfs. He said he was blown away by the support and was now planning for it to...
  • Teacher reportedly compares pro-Trump MAGA hat teen to Nazi in vulgar tweet: 'F--- EM'

    07/13/2018 8:35:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    A sixth grade social studies teacher is under investigation for a tweet comparing the Texas teen who had his “Make America Great Again” hat stolen inside a Whataburger to a “Nazi,” with the teacher reportedly adding: “F---” him. Houston-area Channelview Independent School District is investigating Jogi Pattisapu, who teaches sixth grade social studies at Anthony Aguirre Junior High, for the vulgar tweet, Director of Communications for the school district LaKeisha LeBlanc told Fox News in a statement....
  • FBI Director Comey Refused to Carry a Gun

    07/11/2018 2:22:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Former FBI Director James Comey refused to carry a gun when he was with the FBI. It is likely he never carried a gun during his career. He grew up in Yonkers, New York. He obtained his Batchelors of Science at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, well before Virginia passed a shall issue concealed carry law. From In his memoir, A Higher Loyalty, James Comey writes of his time at the FBI: “In every staff meeting, 80 per cent of the attendees had a gun on them. I eventually grew accustomed to seeing a pistol...
  • Woman defends neighbor against two idiots who want her flag taken down.(foul bad awful language)

    07/10/2018 10:43:37 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    face palm
  • Trump Is Coddling Sessions And Waiting For Mueller To Impeach Him

    07/06/2018 10:53:15 PM PDT · by Windflier · 129 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7 July 2018 | Windy
    Trump is too busy coddling Sessions and waiting for Mueller to indict him so he can be removed from office. ~ Comment from a Freeper on another thread. I would normally balk at such a statement, but I've recently begun to think there's a method to the President's madness, in that regard. Until now, it hadn't occurred to me that our beloved President might be of such noble character, that he is actually baring his chest to the (very real) knives of the left, and is willing to martyr himself, at least politically, to light a fire under the behinds...

    07/06/2018 12:46:18 PM PDT · by BTerclinger · 69 replies
    07/06/18 | Self
    I am getting a lot of spam phone calls lately, with a sprinkling of new Doctor's offices calling to confirm appointments, prescriptions etc. Most are not showing caller-ID. I used to have reasonable success using DuckDuckGo to find out if the telephone number was spam or a collection agency, but now the free "Who Is Calling Me?!" websites are all returning long ranges of telephone numbers, and/or non-specific names. Wondering if anyone here has subscribed to one or more of those online reverse directory services, and are they worth it? Thanks in advance.
  • A link between Tewskbury & Vegas massacre? ...

    07/04/2018 8:56:12 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    Sarah Eaglesfield blog ^ | 13 May 2018 | Sarah Eaglesfield
    Francho Bradley, 59, from Frisco, Texas called the police on himself this Saturday afternoon. He believed that his hotel room in Tewskbury, Massachusetts, had been burgled, because a video device he'd wired up to the door had lost its connection. He was concerned because he had an unsecured gun in the room ...
  • Seattle house boasts Trump countdown clock

    07/04/2018 9:18:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 4, 2018
    A house in Seattle is attracting a lot of attention for a sign posted outside with a countdown to the end of President Trump's first term in the White House, CBS affiliate KIRO 7 reported. The former homeowner made the countdown clock, and its corresponding Instagram account, just after Mr. Trump's inauguration, according to KIRO 7. Since then, the house has been sold to Lily Onnen and her husband. She says that it's in the contract for she and her husband to maintain the sign -- which they do happily. "It's a message of hope," Onnen told KIRO 7. "For...
  • Is Cannabis the Cure for Rural Unemployment?

    07/02/2018 8:04:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    High Times ^ | June 28, 2018 | Sarah Murell
    For those of us living in cities, the memories of the 2007 economic crash are a distant memory. But for our neighbors in rural counties, the ghosts of the depression are still haunting vacant towns where farming and manufacturing used to thrive. According to the Economic Research Service arm of the USDA, rural and metro employment equalized in the early part of 2008 before bottoming out, but while metro employment has more than recovered, rural employment has yet to achieve parity with its pre-crash levels. Farmers are suffering especially hard, and many are having to find supplemental work off the...
  • Incels embrace Capital Gazette shooter — but only after they learn he harassed a woman

    07/02/2018 4:01:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 71 replies
    We Hunted the Mammoth ^ | June 30, 2018 | David Futrelle
    By David FutrelleSeveral hours after the news broke that a gunman had shot five people dead at the Capital Gazette newspaper offices in Annapolis, Maryland, but before we knew much of anything about the shooter himself, I took a look at the forums on to see if anyone on the site was saying anything about this latest mass killing.Incels, after all, have an almost reflexive tendency to praise or excuse anyone who kills a high enough number of the “normies” incels consider their sworn enemies, and many of them worship incel mass killer Elliot Rodger as a virtual saint.But...
  • 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner Aquaria talks Melania Trump: 'She's out of touch with people...

    06/29/2018 6:35:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Yahoo! Entertainment ^ | June 29, 2018 | Lyndsey Parker, Yahoo! Music
    Newly crowned RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Aquaria truly broke out in Season 10 when she won the “Snatch Game” challenge with her SNL-level impression of Melania Trump — thus proving that she has comedic chops behind her stunningly Instagrammable, lookbook-ready ensembles. (“Any hole is a goal” has now officially entered the Drag Race lexicon alongside other popular catchphrases like “halleloo,” “water off a duck’s back,” “purse first,” and “hieeeeee!”) But it turns out the 22-year-old former NYC club kid (real name: Giovanni Palandrani) thought the first lady was much better comedy fodder a couple of pre-election years ago — when...
  • Newlyweds blow the reception away with choreographed dance routine they spent three months [tr]

    06/29/2018 12:28:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 29, 2018 | Stephanie Haney
    A newly-married couple's choreographed dance from their South Carolina wedding has been viewed nearly 5 million times on Facebook. Lindsay Neeley and Austin Luttrell were married in the city of Anderson on Saturday, with an elaborate first dance that has taken the internet by storm. The video, which lasts over three minutes and is packed with action from beginning to end, was shared by the bride's cousin, Julianne Loven. 'Can we just talk about this first dance though?!,' Loven wrote with the clip, shared in the late morning hours on Sunday, with hashtags '#mycousiniscoolerthanyours' and '#trellyeah.'
  • Conspiracy theorists think Trump’s Space Force proves aliens exist

    06/29/2018 10:25:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | June 29, 2018 | Mike Rothschild
    The announcement that President Donald Trump wanted to create a “Space Force” that would serve as a co-equal branch of the Armed Forces brought a wide range of reactions. Some experts believed we needed it to defend U.S. interests above the clouds, including protecting our satellites and preventing orbital bombardment by China or Russia. Others posited it as a dangerous step toward the irrevocable militarization of space. And some said it didn’t matter, either because the unilateral expansion of the armed forces is beyond the scope of presidential power, or because Trump says he’s going to do a lot of...
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH NANCY? Pelosi trips over ‘soy beans,’ asks reporter to ‘repoot’ question

    06/29/2018 7:16:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies ^ | June 29, 2018 | By Kyle Olson
    What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? As the noose seems to be tightening on her prospects to return to party power after the November elections, the House Minority Leader stumbled over words, suffered brain freezes and stared at reporters during a Thursday press conference. “Last week, soy bean futures hit a nine-year low,” Pelosi told reporters. “Soy boyn— soy bean futures hit a nine-year low,” she repeated, attempting to pronounce the words clearly, accentuating each one with a pointed finger. “Pork producers, corn growers and wheat grawers, growers are reeling, too,” she said before suffering a brain freeze, staring at...
  • Are you living in a psychopath state?

    06/28/2018 10:47:03 AM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 34 replies
    Gary Gindler Chronicles ^ | June 28, 2018 | Gary Gindler
    Everyone who has ever participated in fruitless political discussions can guess what is going on. However, few people knew for sure why most of such discussions end inconclusively. It seems that now we know the answer: a study by Professor Ryan Murphy titled " Psychopathy by U.S. State." It's worth mentioning that Murphy's research is not politically motivated, like Rossiter's book The Liberal Mind. Without going into the details of Professor Murphy's research methodology, we note that Connecticut is at the top of the psychopathic pyramid in America. It is followed by the states of California, New Jersey, New York,...

    06/26/2018 5:09:48 AM PDT · by spacewarp · 9 replies
    Vanity | 6/26/18 | Paul Rivers
    YAY!!! FreeRepublic was down yesterday, and I am SO glad to see it back and functional.
  • I Just Killed Mouse with Bare Hands ... Now What?

    06/23/2018 9:44:36 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 203 replies
    Anybody out there with a basic knowledge of this kind of thing? I got home tonight and opened the trunk my car. I immediately noticed a mouse in the trunk. It looked just like the Hartz Man mice for cars to play with. I reached down and touched it. It was warm. I immediately squeezed it "to death" and threw it outside the garage, It was still squirming on the pavement. I came in and washed my hands with soap and isopropyl but I wonder if I'm supposed to go in to get a shot or worry. I called the...
  • Oops, Trump almost had a $125 billion border wall

    06/21/2018 12:49:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 21, 2018 | Lauren Fox
    House Republicans had to scramble late Wednesday night to fix a drafting error in a conservative immigration bill that would have accidentally given President Donald Trump $125 billion for border security, including his wall instead of the $25 billion intended. The error, which happens occasionally during legislative drafting accidentally allocated $25 billion per year for five years rather than allocating the $25 billion over a five-year period. The error, first reported by Politico, was just one of the last-minute hiccups that's unfolded around the House's immigration votes, which will occur later today and aren't likely to pass. House Freedom Caucus...
  • Zen and the Art of Sailing: My Excellent Zen Experience in California 1978

    06/20/2018 4:08:50 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 68 replies
    A Free Republic Vanity ^ | June 20, 2018 | PoconoPundit
    I’m going to relay a one-time experience I had with Zen meditation when I was in my early 20’s. I didn’t need to visit Japan for this experience: Zen came to me in the form of a 2-day weekend retreat held in San Diego.  The event was held in a large two-or-three floor neighborhood house facing out on lovely Balboa Park with its large trees.   I gained much from this meditation retreat, and I would definitely encourage others to give it a go.   Before attending this retreat, I’d read that it may take a Zen monk many years to...
  • FATHER'S DAY: Bill Clinton 'son' calls for Dad to take Paternity Test.

    06/17/2018 10:17:19 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 23 replies
    THE AMERICAN Mirror ^ | June 17, 2018 | Kyle Olsen
    Danney Williams still wants to have a relationship with the man he calls his “dad.” This Father’s Day, Williams, who says Bill Clinton is his father, is backing calls for Clinton to undergo a paternity test to prove — or disprove — his assertion. Retweet! — Danney Williams (@danney_williams) June 17, 2018 “Retweet!” Williams tweeted, sharing a post from Carl Barvensky Paul, who urged President Trump to use his “presidential power” to get Clinton to do a DNA test. “I’m willing to pay for the test including a $20k donation on your next campaign,” he said. He retweeted a...