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  • Obama Honors Women in Weekly Address (Murkowski gives repsonse!)

    03/12/2011 11:44:39 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 43 replies
    Voice of America ^ | March 12 | Staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama has chosen Women's History Month to honor their achievements, and showcase legislation aimed at giving women equal pay. During his weekly address Saturday, Obama said a new White House report on the status of women shows their earnings still lag behind men. The president says the findings have inspired his resolve to get pay reforms legislation passed. Obama says in the current economy, fair pay is not just a women's issue, but a family issue. The president noted that women are more likely than men to attend and graduate from college, yet women are more likely...
  • Thank you for your contribution. Your comment has been submitted for review.

    06/30/2010 6:38:48 PM PDT · by 2aberro · 206 replies · 5+ views
    me | 06.30.10 | me
    Thank you for your contribution. Your comment has been submitted for review.This is what you get for speaking contrary to someone in FR,,, just FYI,, no opposing views wanted!
  • To That Stupid Liberal Lurker - I Got Zapped

    06/24/2006 9:21:32 AM PDT · by tough decision · 238 replies · 6,388+ views
    One look at you tells me all I need to know about you. I am so tired of liberals that think they are so brilliant. You are such a stupid jackass. You are so stupid you probably believe that the Bush administration orchestrated the attacks on 9/11. Every time you go on the internet, every time you make a bank transaction, or pay a bill, every time you try to email a congressman or senator they are getting so much information off of you. Of course it is all a conspiracy by the Bush administration. I have screwed around by...
  • WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! You Mods ZOTTED Me!

    06/23/2006 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Gatemouth · 213 replies · 4,986+ views
    Kos | Gatemouth
    Here's something for you to ponder over... http://distressedamerican.cf.huffingtonpost.com/ Any thoughts?
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • I Hate The Half-Hour Lunch That Requires You To Stay A Half-Hour Extra!

    05/27/2006 1:06:05 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 38 replies · 611+ views
    FREE REPUBLIC | 27 May 2006 | EEE
    Why can't employers just pay for your half-hour lunch? Don't you hate working 8-4:30 or 7:30-4 and crap? You get two 15-minute breaks anyway in this time period, what's the big deal? Wouldn't be easier if employers just paid you for lunch and a single 15 minute break? It would make the scheduling easier, no?
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Roethlisberger admits: 'I don't think I got in'

    02/07/2006 4:59:52 PM PST · by B Knotts · 31 replies · 574+ views
    FOXSports ^ | 2/7/06
    Before David Letterman got to shave Ben Roethlisberger's beard Monday night, he got the Steelers' Super Bowl-winning quarterback to admit a little something that might rankle Seahawks fans even more. Roethlisberger told Letterman that he didn't think he scored on a controversial play in the second quarter that put the Steelers ahead for good 7-3. Roethlisberger dove toward the end zone but didn't appear to get the ball to touch the goal line. But officials on the field signaled touchdown. "I told Coach, 'I don't think I got in,'" Roethlisberger told Letterman. "But we were getting ready to go for...
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • A Demoralized FreeRepublic. What is the Solution? (Vanity)

    11/10/2005 10:24:15 AM PST · by jveritas · 304 replies · 6,306+ views
    Nov/10/05 | jveritas
    The tone on FR is very demoralized. Liberals and their media unfortunately have succeeded in demoralizing a large number of freepers. From their constant savage attacks on the President and the Republican Party with lies and distortions, to their biased polls, to blaming the President for everything under the sun, many freepers are feeling very demoralized. They are further demoralized because President Bush is not fighting back, because the RINOS in Congress are screwing thing up for the President agenda. Add to that a huge numbers of trolls who infiltrated FR in 2004 and 2005 to divide and demoralize by...
  • Where are the Republican Victory threads?

    11/09/2005 8:22:21 AM PST · by Black Tooth · 387 replies · 7,801+ views
    11/9/05 | Black Tooth
    In Cal they are calliing it an utter disaster for Schwarzenegger! A career killer and it's being dubbed the "government employees victory". Seems New Jersey- Virgina, (a state that voted for Bush) and other areas the Democrats have stomped the Republicans. Just heard they are calling this a coast to coast KO. Many are saying they could have predicted this. I tend to agree. Is anyone really surprised?
  • To Moderators

    10/27/2005 8:10:14 AM PDT · by Frenetic · 88 replies · 2,792+ views
    Personal Opinion | 10/27/2005 | Frenetic
    This is just my opinion. If a thread I post is pulled, I would appreciate an explanation, so I know what it is that required it to be pulled, as to not do it again. I'd rather play by the rules than waste my time. I posted an excerpt of an opinion piece by Peggy Noonan from WSJ "A Separate Peace - America is in trouble - and our elites are merely resigned. " which disapeared without explanation. I didn't think I violated the "terms of use" or "privacy policy" within WSJ. If I am incorrect, please let me know....
  • Letter on American Spectator website

    10/03/2005 11:11:34 PM PDT · by sine_nomine · 75 replies · 1,458+ views
    American Spectator website ^ | October 3, 2005 | Jackson
    President Bush had a chance to change history for the better. Instead, he chose a poorly qualified political pal who contributed to Al Gore's 1988 campaign, spent money on Bentsen, and never served as a judge or legal scholar. Bush's presidential career will be summed up as: giving the store away in education to please Ten Kennedy; passing an ill-defined and unlimited-cost Medicare prescription benefit; shoring up the sagging career of Senator Specter; paving the path of Hurricane Katrina with gold -- our gold; and wrecking the U.S. Supreme Court just as effectively as daddy Bush. I trust we can...
  • 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...
  • FRIDAY FUN THREAD: WHAT IS THE FUNNIEST/WIERDEST THING YOU EVER HAD HAPPEN AT WORK.

    02/18/2005 7:36:30 AM PST · by TXBSAFH · 84 replies · 1,515+ views
    What is the funniest or wierdest thing you ever saw or heard at work? For me it happened about 9 years ago. I worked construction in my 20's. I had several crafts, on this job I was employed as a pipefitter. I was stand next to my foreman when the General foreman come on the radio with a message to him. This was heard by all the foreman and others. This was a large job with maybe 50 with radios. (A bit of pertainent information, a section of pipe is callled a jiont of pipe.) He said, "Bob I just...
  • Pet Free Republic peeves-- please contribute.

    11/30/2004 10:23:30 PM PST · by ccmay · 381 replies · 4,166+ views
    Self | 11/30/04 | ccmay
    There are so many things that make FR great. It's my favorite place on the Internet and I am proud to support it financially. However, there are a few things that have been getting under my skin too. Jokes about the "72 virgins" every time there is news of a Muslim terrorist being killed. Please. Over the last three years, every possible variation of the virgins joke has already been done. Hundreds of times. It is far, far beyond cliché by now. Jokes about spitting one's food or drink on the screen or keyboard, in response to someone else's humorous...
  • On 'Moral Values,' It's Blue in a Landslide (Rich barf alert)

    11/13/2004 3:51:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 67 replies · 2,085+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 14, 2004 | FRANK RICH
    FAREWELL to Swift boats and "Shove it!," to Osama's tape and Saddam's missing weapons, to "security moms" and outsourced dads. They've all been sent to history's dustbin faster than Ralph Nader memorabilia was dumped on eBay. In their stead stands a single ambiguous phrase coined by an anonymous exit pollster: "Moral values." By near universal agreement the morning after, these two words tell the entire story of the election: it's the culture, stupid. "It really is Michael Moore versus Mel Gibson," said Newt Gingrich. To Jon Stewart, Nov. 2 was the red states' revenge on "Will & Grace." William Safire,...
  • TOO MANY VANITY POSTS!!!!!!!!!!

    09/11/2004 10:50:47 AM PDT · by FreeManWhoCan · 41 replies · 910+ views
    ME
    ENOUGH ALREADY GUYS! STOP WITH THE VANITY POSTS! THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY, (INCLUDING THIS ONE!) HOW MANY POSTS DO WE HAVE TO SEE ABOUT CBS-DCOS/DAN RATHER/SWIFT VETS/ I ENJOY READING GOOD STORIES HERE, BUT HAVING TO SIFT THROUGHT ALL THESE VANITIES IS DRIVING ME NUTS...
  • Too many changes

    08/04/2004 10:48:11 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 176 replies · 3,589+ views
    So many changes. I am sure that they are great. But I can't navigate FR like I used to. I feel so helpless, like John Kerry in a real war zone. Things are indented, and it looks like something is reading my mind (or trying to). Am I alone? This is not a complaint, just a global obesrvation. [x] This is SOOO Not an Excerpt.
  • When King George travels, liberties suffer

    05/14/2004 8:20:31 AM PDT · by freeeee · 437 replies · 552+ views
    The Capital Times ^ | May 13, 2004 | John Nichols
    The King made a royal visit to Wisconsin last week, and as is common when monarchs travel, individual liberties were suspended. King George Bush's bus trip across western Wisconsin closed schools and roads, prevented residents from moving freely in their own communities, and prevented citizens from exercising their free speech rights. All in all, it was a typical George W. Bush visit. But there's a slight twist. People in western Wisconsin, who hold to the refreshingly naive notion that they live in a republic as opposed to an imperial realm, are objecting. "There's a pattern of harassment of free speech...
  • Moderator: Please Expalin Post Pull

    03/12/2004 4:03:28 PM PST · by WildReeling · 14 replies · 158+ views
    Now | Self
    Regarding the story from Kerry's aide tearing up a woman's sign - why was that pulled? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1096610/posts?page=7 message says because it had no validation, and from a blog - this is not true The story came so to speak, fom the horse's mouth - all parties were contacted apparently - so what if Kerry's crew didn't call back? how many stories don't they return calls on? LifeNews.com is a credible news source...go on, look up news.google.com and look for John Kerry - this story is up ther in the top! This is not a blog story, this is a verified...
  • You Repugnicans are so Stupid [AM says: This is a ripe one!!!]

    10/08/2003 5:23:51 AM PDT · by 100 days to recall2 · 729 replies · 1,447+ views
    So you think you accomplished something by stealing another election and putting that dummy goon "Ahhnuld" in as Governor. Well he's an idiot just like that other installed resident George (imbecile) W. Bush. The reason California's economy is so bad is the fault of the white house resident and his moronic economic policies. Also, his Enron buddies screwed California with the energy contracts. So after Ahhnie screws California royally and the nation sees what corrupt fools W and the repuggies are, the Democrats will take control of the nation again for 40 years. Hasta La Vista baybee
  • Loretta Sanchez on KFI640 re:Davis Recall

    07/31/2003 5:16:18 PM PDT · by LibertyThug · 67 replies · 1,649+ views
    KFI AM 640 | 7/31/03 | me
    On KFI now, Loretta Sanchez is telling John & Ken that the Dems will have trouble voting on recall day because 'Democrats aren't used to voting in October' and because 'Republicans are so organized'! Someone please find a transcript!
  • In A Wal-Mart Kind Of Hell

    06/18/2003 7:29:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 227 replies · 2,129+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2003 | Mark Morford, confused liberal
    <p>Stop. You've found it. This is the place. Americana HQ. Patriotism in a giant tin bucket. This is where souls recoil, children wail, dreams die.</p> <p>This is Wal-Mart. The glorious consumer mecca, the epic wonderland/wasteland of prefab landfill merch, not only the world's largest and most powerful retailer and the most aggressive snarling frightening happy-place marketer and quite possibly the most hideously overlit soul-draining monster empire you will ever know in your entire lifetime, but also the very multibillion-dollar pseudo-Christian kingdom that censors their offerings and refuses to sell certain music CDs and bans "risqué" beer-'n'-babes mags like Maxim and FHM and Stuff, because, you know, pretty girls are evil.</p>
  • America Goes Backward (You're gonna LOVE this)

    06/02/2003 6:23:07 AM PDT · by Valin · 29 replies · 157+ views
    The New York Review of Books ^ | 6/12/03 | Stanley Hoffmann
    Less than two and a half years after it came to power, the Bush administration, elected by fewer than half of the voters, has an impressive but depressing record. It has, in self-defense, declared one war—the war on terrorism —that has no end in sight. It has started, and won, two other wars. It has drastically changed the strategic doctrine and the diplomatic position of the United States, arguing that the nation's previous positions were obsolete and that the US has enough power to do pretty much as it pleases. At home, as part of the war on terrorism, it...
  • French begged Bush to take call

    04/16/2003 5:17:16 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 159 replies · 322+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 17, 2003 | Toby Harnden
    A clear-the-air telephone call between President Jacques Chirac and President George W Bush this week was secured only by repeated pleading from French diplomats, it emerged yesterday. The 20-minute call on Tuesday was the first time they had spoken for more than two months. When asked if the talk had been "positive", Ari Fleischer, Mr Bush's spokesman, said: "From the President's point of view, he would call it a business-like conversation." M Chirac's spokesman said he had been "pragmatic" about post-war Iraq. Before the call could be arranged, Jean-David Levitte, the French ambassador to Washington, had to lobby Karl Rove,...
  • Anti-French Sentiment Hurting Businesses in NYC

    04/13/2003 9:23:06 PM PDT · by F16Fighter · 58 replies · 364+ views
    townhall.com | 4-13-03 | CNSNews.com
    France's diplomatic stare-down with the United States over Iraq continues to hurt French businesses on American turf - especially those in New York City. On Thursday came the announcement that one of New York City's premier French restaurants is closing down. Lespinasse, which is located in the St. Regis Hotel, announced it would close next week because of the economic and political climate. "We carried it as long as we could. Any reopening will be determined by the pace of the economic recovery,'' said Guenter Richter, managing director of the hotel. He declined to specifically address a boycott of French...
  • Americans Just Say 'Non' to French Products

    02/18/2003 7:49:11 PM PST · by scott7278 · 47 replies · 547+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, February 19th, 2003 | Amy C. Sims
    <p>NEW YORK — Jokes about France are plentiful lately, but many Americans aren't laughing at the European country's resistance to using force with Iraq -- and are fighting back by closing their wallets.</p> <p>Many Americans have decided to boycott French products such as wine and cheese, in an effort to hurt the country's economy.</p>
  • Your Attention Please [Breaking News and WoD Flamewars]

    02/13/2003 6:20:56 AM PST · by Admin Moderator · 480 replies · 1,394+ views
    <p>Since my last vanity announcement on keywords went so swimmingly (it ended up with something like 5000 keywords added to it) I thought a great idea would be to throw some propane on some other fires with a vanity.</p> <p>Breaking news is being abused again, big time. This goes in cycles, with sometimes people being responsible, but other times people not being very responsible.</p> <p>We are in one of the not-very time periods.</p>
  • RE: The “Loose Lips” obsession so rife around here.

    02/06/2003 9:15:38 AM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 42 replies · 216+ views
    02/06/03 | TMMT
    Okay, yesterday I posted a thread titled “Lufthansa has stopped selling tickets to and from Israel for dates after February 10”; the Admin Moderator pulled it. Reason cited yep you guessed it loose lips. Now the jest of this thread was why Lufthansa was doing this and just what they may know. Some questions were asked about particular aviation issues regarding the airspace in the Middle East more specifically around the Hajj pilgrimage and how it might affect the looming military campaign. Me, being a professional pilot employed by a Fortune 50 company that regularly travels the world over, I...
  • Zot!!!

    01/29/2003 6:58:52 AM PST · by solid waste · 40 replies · 1,841+ views
    Intervention Magazine | Regis T. Sabol
  • Comcast refuses to air anti-war ads during State of Union

    01/28/2003 2:42:29 PM PST · by kattracks · 166 replies · 2,929+ views
    AP | 1/28/03 | JOHN CURRAN
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- An anti-war group accused the nation's biggest cable company on Tuesday of refusing to air TV ads opposing a U.S. war with Iraq. Peace Action Education Fund spent $5,000 for air time for six 30-second ads to be aired by Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp. beginning Tuesday night. The ads were to be broadcast over CNN in the Washington, D.C., area. They were bought to coincide with President Bush's State of the Union speech Tuesday night, in which Bush was expected to reiterate his case for war. But Comcast's legal department notified the group Tuesday morning that...
  • ZOT!! (Zot theme song included!)

    01/21/2003 10:03:08 AM PST · by Warren Harrison · 21 replies · 681+ views
  • Gore & the Need for a 'Counter-Media' (FR Credited With Gore's Decision to Not Run Again)

    01/14/2003 11:02:46 PM PST · by kristinn · 67 replies · 1,289+ views
    ConsortiumNews.com ^ | December 19, 2002 ( Clinton Impeachment Day!) | Editorial
    consortiumnews.com Gore & the Need for a 'Counter-Media' Editorial December 19, 2002 In deciding not to fight for the office that many Americans feel was stolen from him two years ago, Al Gore may have been surrendering to the inevitable – that the national news media and the Republican attack machine would never let him win the White House.While understandable on a human level – who would want to go through what Gore did in 2000? – the former vice president's decision carries both short- and long-term dangers. For one, the national news media now can safely tuck away its...
  • ZOT!!!

    01/07/2003 9:37:32 AM PST · by Zircon · 50 replies · 767+ views
    1/7/2003 | Zircon
  • The Democratic Party is not the Answer! [You can say that again, but ZOT!]

    01/09/2003 10:50:13 AM PST · by patriots dreams · 58 replies · 653+ views
    Bev Conover
  • Zot!!!

    01/08/2003 6:31:32 AM PST · by Raineer · 79 replies · 799+ views
  • I’m Not Getting Over It

    12/06/2002 12:35:55 PM PST · by I saw freeper kissing santa · 99 replies · 525+ views
  • 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>
  • unfair CENSORSHIP on this site

    11/27/2002 2:04:57 PM PST · by unfairCENSOR · 459 replies · 1,234+ views
  • Why Is No One Talking About Casualties?

    10/07/2002 11:28:59 AM PDT · by Asmodeus · 138 replies · 401+ views
    Arianna Huffington ^ | 7 October 2002
    Sitting on a desk somewhere in the Pentagon is a computer printout listing projected American casualties for a range of Iraq invasion scenarios. Unfortunately, these vital figures are the only numbers that haven't been part of the war debate. We've heard all kinds of estimates about how much the war is going to cost -- including Ari Fleischer's ultra-macho Bullet to Saddam's Head discount special -- how many troops will be deployed, how much the price of oil may go up, and the over-under on how long our forces will have to remain in Iraq. We've been given headcounts of...
  • What has happened to U.S.?

    10/02/2002 7:15:37 PM PDT · by UnBlinkingEye · 669 replies · 539+ views
    Me | 10/2/2002 | Me
    What has happened to our image as a beacon of freedom, opportunity and the right way to live? Much of the world fears or hates us. We have a proclaimed policy of attacking any country whose policies or regimes don't follow our dictates. Why have we become the biggest bully in the world?
  • Gore Accuses Bush Administration of an 'Attack on Civil Liberties' After Sept. 11

    09/26/2002 2:30:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies · 433+ views
    ABC News.com ^ | 9/16/02
    W A S H I N G T O N, Sept. 26 — Democrat Al Gore, criticizing President Bush as he tests the waters for another possible presidential bid, accused the administration Thursday of an "attack on civil liberties" and ignoring signs that Osama bin Laden had been planning a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. It was the former vice president's second scathing attack on Bush in a week.Speaking at a Democratic fund-raising breakfast in Wilmington, Del., Gore took issue with the administration's handling of intelligence information prior to the Sept. 11 attacks and for its treatment of some terrorism...