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  • Is the NFL Players' Union the Latest in a Long Line of Leftist Stooges?

    09/26/2017 11:24:33 AM PDT · 25 of 29
    Be Free to SamAdams76

    Apparently you mis-read my post, or I wasn’t clear. I wasn’t saying Trump should NOT have reacted. I just think he responded in a way that plays the game on the opponent’s field. He should have ridiculed them. Or he should have challenged them, in some way defining the impetus of the protests in a light that is unfavorable to the players.

    I mentioned already how he could have re-tweeted a picture and captioned it in a way that would have made them stop, nearly immediately (”players bowing their heads and kneeling in reverence”). He could have also gone back to the guy who started it, who apparently has a love-affair with communist dictators: “Why are all of these players going all in with a communist sympathizer?”. Or kick the legs out of the BLM false-charge that police and/or republicans are racists. Or that police are targeting blacks. They’re all demonstrably false.

    In other words, ask: “What are these spoiled millionaires protesting”?, then pivot back to his core appeal and message: “While these cry-babies protest and dishonor our nation, millions upon millions of hard working Americans, of all races, genders, and backgrounds, are shelling out their precious & hard-earned money, that enable these guys to play a game for a living. And for what? Lie, upon lie, upon lie. They’re dividing, not uniting our country.”

    Trump reacted exactly as they expected him to react, and they’re now playing their next card and painting him and all Republicans as racists - specifically because the way he reacted enabled them to.

  • Is the NFL Players' Union the Latest in a Long Line of Leftist Stooges?

    09/26/2017 9:57:27 AM PDT · 15 of 29
    Be Free to Jim 0216

    It’s an extension of OFA, BLM, and the other leftist, race-baiting groups. You see, black voters didn’t turn out for Hillary like they did for St. Barack. Worse yet, many broke ranks and voted for Trump (the horrors!). The Dems need 2 things to regain seats in the mid-terms, and the White House in 2020: a widespread belief among the electorate that Republicans = racists, and an energized force of voters that are going to whatever Dem candidate is on the ballot.

    Unfortunately, Trump took the bait. Stupid. If he had ignored the take-a-knee phenomenon, it would have died off on its own. Or, if he had ridiculed it - perhaps by tweeting out a picture of some of the players “taking a knee”, and captioning it with “NFL Players kneeling and bowing in reverence for our flag and country.”.

    The other response that has yet to be made is that the protests were started/inspired by the BLM movement, which itself is built upon a foundation of lies. No one dares question the motives of the BLM crowd, lest they too be branded as racists.

    ALL of this, with the faux-outrage from the left, is manufactured and contrived specifically to divide the nation.

  • Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions.

    09/19/2017 7:12:41 AM PDT · 31 of 41
    Be Free to Oldeconomybuyer

    17 often-asked questions with CORRECT & straightforward answers.

    1. Climate change? Global warming? What do we call it?
    How about “mass hysteria”?, as climate always changes and is therefore non-specific, and there’s been no significant global warming in 14+ years.

    2. How much is the Earth heating up?
    Much less than pseudo-scientists predicted. When compared to Earth’s temperature history, we’re still well below average, as we continue the emergence from the “Little Ice Age”.

    3. What is the greenhouse effect?
    It’s a scare-mongering term meant to fool useful idiots into blindly supporting politicians that worship at the alter of climate change.

    4. How do we know humans are responsible for the increase in carbon dioxide?
    We don’t, but nothing like a good guilt-trip to get impressionable young people into the militant ranks of the socialist-parties around the globe. (and don’t get me started on the disconnect between carbon dioxide levels and historical working periods.)

    5. Could natural factors be the cause of the warming?
    Yes, they are almost certainly responsible for the vast majority of all warming that is occurring.

    6. Why do people deny the science of climate change?
    It really is the great unknown as to why so many Dem/socialists ignore the science that IS there, and present theory as scientific fact. Cognitive dissonance seems the most likely explanation.

    7. How much trouble are we in?
    Trick question! As a people and a planet? We’re in trouble only to the extent we continue to elect socialist politicians promoting a climate-change agenda to enact their new world order, and extinguish the fire of capitalism.

    8. How much should I worry about climate change affecting me? That can only be answered at an individual level. For example, do you have other irrational fears, such as being killed by an asteroid?

    9. How much will the seas rise?
    In our lifetime, plus the lifetimes of our children’s, children’s, children, a nearly imperceptible amount. We still have a VERY long way before the oceans are once again in Death Valley, California or the Jersey pine-barrens.

    10. Is recent crazy weather tied to climate change?
    Another trick questions! ALL weather is related to climate. The climate is always changing. Ergo, the recent weather IS related to climate changes. But that doesn’t make it “crazy”.

    11. Are there any realistic solutions?
    Yes - stop electing these irrational fear mongers, and stop subscribing to the NY Times. Eventually they’ll die off, like the dinosaurs.

    12. What is the Paris Agreement?
    It’s an agreement among many of the world’s nations to retard the strength and growth of the USA by making us adhere to requirements that they themselves aren’t required to, or don’t intend to adhere to. It does this while ignoring the most populous nations that are also the worst polluters (e.g. - China, India, Russia). Think of it as an Olympic committee that expects Michael Phelps to swim with ankle-weights, while the other athletes get scuba fins - that we pay for.

    13. Does clean energy help or hurt the economy?
    To the extent it is more costly than alternatives, as used by our global economic competitors, it is hurtful. All else being equal, of course clean energy sources are preferred over less clean sources.

    14. What about fracking or ‘clean coal’?
    Energy requires an “all of the above” strategy, if for no other reason than diversification.

    15. What’s the latest with electric cars?
    Cute little things, aren’t they? Let me know when that all-electric plane or 18-wheeler is successful.

    16. What are carbon taxes, carbon trading?
    Wealth transfer from the successful, capitalist, and free societies to failed socialist and quasi-socialist nations and causes.

    17. Climate change seems so overwhelming. What can I do about it? Turn off ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN/MSNBC/PBS, cancel your subscriptions to NYT, New Yorker, Mother Jones, WaPo, and stay away from popular social-media sites like Facebook, where there are way more sheep than shepherds. You’ll feel better in no time!

  • Anti-Trump PAC Hits Huckabee Sanders With Ethics Complaint

    09/15/2017 9:01:41 AM PDT · 16 of 20
    Be Free to MarvinStinson
    "An anti-Trump political action committee filed an ethics complaint Thursday against White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders ..."

    WHY ARE THEY ATTACKING A WOMAN? Clearly this "Nate" guy is a sexist, misogynist, bigot!

  • Hillary Clinton: Time to abolish the Electoral College

    09/13/2017 8:51:58 PM PDT · 59 of 129
    Be Free to ConservativeStatement

    Translation: I couldn’t win under the rules that have existed since our nation’s founding, therefore the rules must be at fault - and we must change them.

  • Clinton: ‘I would have been seen as a genius’ if I won

    09/12/2017 6:16:53 PM PDT · 102 of 138
    Be Free to COBOL2Java

    No. If you had managed to beat the guy that you, your supporters, and your cronies all believed (and still believe) was an idiot, then you’d really just be just a step above that. That’s an imbecile, not a genius, “genius”.

    But you didn’t. What’s a step below an idiot called again?

  • Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns

    09/12/2017 5:33:19 PM PDT · 17 of 59
    Be Free to jonrick46

    Well I guess we finally have the answer: 5.

    The question? How many credible accusations of pedophilia are required before a Democrat politician is disavowed by his party and is forced to resign in disgrace?

  • CNN, MSNBC Bash Trump’s ‘Climate Deniers’ for Not Hyping Hurricane Connection

    09/12/2017 3:42:43 PM PDT · 11 of 28
    Be Free to Kaslin

    These twits don’t have an ounce of sense among them.

    For 20+ years these “Chicken Little” wannabe’s told us that hurricanes and tornadoes would be more frequent and more severe. Exactly the opposite occurred. So now we have a couple of major events back-to-back, and they’re claiming this as proof!?! Bull-squeeze.

    Of course they’re setting records for dollar-value of loss, and number of people affected - there are more people and property values have gone up dramatically. DUH!

    And, as usual, they’re trying to compare one or two storms against all of history, when there have only been decent records of the strength of storms less than a century. The reality is that only since the first satellites were launched have we even had a good idea of the total size of some hurricanes. The past 100 years is less than 5% of the time past since Jesus!

    Think of it this way. Imagine one of the climate alarmists standing by a roulette wheel. Day in, day out, for 20 years he stands there and pronounces that due to man-made global climate impacts, the earths orbit has been impacted and, as a result, 23 red is going to come up on the next spin. Eventually, he’s going to be there when 23 red DOES come up - and he says “SEE, I TOLD YOU SO!”.

  • Now this is ridiculous: $782,000 over asking for a house in Sunnyvale

    09/12/2017 2:51:55 PM PDT · 26 of 71
    Be Free to Nifster
    "Supply and demand plus location location location"

    ... and a willing buyer and willing seller. Seems crazy to me, but there are still a ton of dot-com millionaires out there with more money than they can spend, so they splurge. Probably exercised stock-options or sold appreciated stock and paid cash.

    As they say, you can't take it with you!

  • Hillary Continues Her Nora Desmond Act

    09/11/2017 8:06:02 AM PDT · 56 of 65
    Be Free to EyesOfTX

    All of this tripe surrounding the release of her book, and her litany of excuses, in addition to continuing with the “entitlement” attitude, it just reinforces the fact that America dodged a major bullet when she was defeated.

    As she’s been in the public eye since her days in Arkansas, we’ve witnessed 2 major flaws: (1) she never takes responsibility for anything, and (2) she’ll do literally ANYTHING to prevent a true record or accounting of anything she’s been involved in come to light.

    To the first point, she blames even her friends and supporters for undermining her, and blames her staffers for giving her bad advice that she took - apparently against her own instincts, if we’re to believe her. A leader takes advice from many, and then OWNS the ultimate decision. When has she ever done this?

    To the second, think about how hard she worked to keep sunlight from reaching: cattle futures, Rose Law firm billings, Whitewater, her Healthcare task force, records surrounding Benghazi in general, and the “stand-down” specifically, the email server in her home, etc., etc., etc. ALL of this was avoid any accountability for anything she did in public life, and that might not have turned out well ultimately. Well Hillary - if you want to “serve” the public, you don’t get to make that choice.

    History will judge her harshly, and deservedly so.

  • NBC’s Jane Timm Sparks Outrage in Attacking Trump’s Election Commission

    08/28/2017 2:44:41 PM PDT · 2 of 3
    Be Free to impetrio1

    You take the most flak when you’re directly over the target.

  • BREAKING: North Korea has launched a missile,

    08/28/2017 2:42:48 PM PDT · 69 of 219
    Be Free to plain talk
    "and why are we not shooting these down at this point? Perfect practice targets . Stop pussyfooting around , Knock them down ."

    "That's what I have been saying for months. They launch a missile and we shoot them down. Every stinking one of them. Of course that's assumes we can actually do it."

    Perhaps that's what the Norks, Chinese and Iranians are wanting and hoping for: seeing IF we can, and then HOW we can. Neither the Iranians, nor the Chinese care if we retaliate massively against the Norks - so long as they can gain useful intelligence about OUR response and capabilities.

  • How to Make Congress Bipartisan

    07/08/2017 1:18:00 PM PDT · 4 of 15
    Be Free to TBP

    The NY Slimes doesn’t seem to care about a bi-partisan Congress when the Republicans are in the minority. Screw-em.

  • NYT Corrects Story Claiming 17 Intel Agencies ‘Agree’ On Russia

    06/30/2017 8:48:37 AM PDT · 10 of 24
    Be Free to mandaladon

    Blatantly missing is an explanation of WHY the other 13 agencies did NOT agree, and what their assessment was.

    Inquiring minds want to know!

  • Seth Meyers Skewers Democratic Spin on Ossoff Race

    06/20/2017 7:19:20 PM PDT · 15 of 33
    Be Free to 2ndDivisionVet

    This whole politics thing is just so damn confusing! Just when the MSM had convinced me that Hilary lost because of misogyny, those Trump supports went out and voted for a woman! ARGHH!


  • If You’ve Ever Wondered Why Republicans are Still Bashing Trump, Here’s the Answer

    06/13/2017 5:25:59 AM PDT · 18 of 39
    Be Free to davikkm

    Why Republicans are still bashing Trump? The answer is quite simple, particularly if you talk a look through the past couple of decades of history.

    Congress LIKES having a hobbled or emasculated President. They then get to be in charge. Congress continually tries to weaken the Executive branch of government.

    They tried to weaken Reagan, but his strength of character and persistence made him consistently relevant. People liked him, he knew it, and he was able to go over the heads of Congress because of it.

    They impeached, but didn’t convict Clinton, making him a lame-duck. Prior to that, Clinton also was popular with a wide swath of the population. Through his own actions, he destroyed this goodwill, and the ability to truly lead.

    They began the destruction of GWB early, but the 9/11 attacks made him nearly invincible at home and abroad - until the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. He, too, was attacked - concerted efforts by the press, the global elitists, and the Dems. He spent 3/4ths of his last term weak, and on defense.

    Obama was a more difficult challenge - they couldn’t go after him directly, or be banded racists. And he was popular with the Dem base, and solidified and energized the African-American voters. So they didn’t actively attack him, but they ignored him. He was useful when they needed to put a face on key socialist (oops - Democrat) policies, like “Obamacare” that the left had been lusting for since LBJ. But otherwise, he was ignored by congressional leaders.

    So whether it was Boehner or Pelosi (and now Ryan) in the house, or Reid or McConnell in the Senate, the Congress wants to run things, and barely permit the President to be a figurehead. Trump is trying to break through this stranglehold like Reagan, and what you’re witnessing is Congressional push back.

  • Need Area Info from Charlotte Freepers

    05/23/2017 3:14:01 PM PDT · 52 of 52
    Be Free to Wilhelm Tell

    Since I’m originally from PA, and my folks are in Florida, I feel qualified to answer that!

    Yes it gets hot and humid in NC in the summer. But growing up outside of Philly, I don’t the the humidity is as bad here in the afternoons as it was there growing up. Humidity seems to have an inverse relationship with the temperature so, when it’s getting hot in the afternoon, the air is drying out. Of course, when evening settles in, it goes the other way.

    That said, it is NO WHERE near as bad as summers in Florida, where you just can’t escape the heat AND humidity from mid-May through September.

    In Charlotte, we’re 2 hours from the mountains (about the same as Philly ‘burbs to the Poconos), and about 3.5 hours to the beach (about the same as to the Jersey shore - if you count the traffic!).

    We get all 4 seasons, but winters are generally tolerable. When we DO get snow or ice, it rarely hangs around more than a couple days.

  • Need Area Info from Charlotte Freepers

    05/23/2017 3:07:29 PM PDT · 51 of 52
    Be Free to Cobra64

    No, not Polly. Gary Boarman, owner of Lake James Custom Homes. Super good guy!

  • Need Area Info from Charlotte Freepers

    05/23/2017 3:05:27 PM PDT · 50 of 52
    Be Free to shatcher

    If west of the airport, but on the airport side of the Catawba river, he’s going to have limited options (bridges) to cross the river to get to work, which could add to commuting times in the future (if not now), and depending on his hours. If he’s already west of the river, then look at Belmont, Gastonia, and north of I-85 in Lincoln county.

    You COULD look down I-77 into South Carolina (Ft. Mill, Rock Hill), but that’s not going to be as convenient for trips to the mountains.

    So, if you ARE trying to get to the mountains for weekends, then proximity to US-321 will help you get up towards Boone (NC), or being near I-85, then head south on it to US-74 west to get to Asheville and surrounds.

    If the hubby doesn’t mind a longer commute (maybe if his job is in Gastonia), Shelby is a nice sized town, with a downtown area that’s pretty quaint and is coming back.

  • Need Area Info from Charlotte Freepers

    05/23/2017 8:33:45 AM PDT · 24 of 52
    Be Free to Cobra64
    "Lake James, NC ..."

    I take it you're in SouthPointe then? I have a property over by the State Park, near where the NC-126 bridge bi-sects the lake. Beautiful spot it is! Our builder lives in SouthPointe too ...