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  • Democrats will force Franken to resign, and here's the plan behind it.

    12/06/2017 4:04:19 PM PST · 12 of 41
    Be Free to CatOwner
    "This has little to do with Franken and everything to do with Moore. Count on it."

    Exactly! Going into the Alabama special election next Tuesday, they're going to ramp up their messaging of zero-tolerance for anyone ACCUSED of such behavior. They're going to cite Conyers, Franken, the (too-little-too-late) condemnation of Bill Clinton, etc.

    To the Dems, these are all necessary pawns that had to be sacrificed to capture the key piece in the game - another Dem seat in the Senate.

  • The Real Reason Democrats Hate Losing the State and Local Tax Deduction

    11/29/2017 4:51:16 AM PST · 34 of 60
    Be Free to Oshkalaboomboom

    Once again, the Republicans are displaying how inept they are at messaging. This article by Bob Barr is a perfect example. He is down in the weeds so deep you can’t see the top of his head. The message behind this is simple: “Should a person making $150,000 in a high-tax State like New York or California pay less in Federal tax than someone earning the same amount in a lower tax State like Alabama or Nebraska? The SALT deduction creates this exact scenario.

    Others posting before me are saying their taxes will go up if this is eliminated. For some, that may be true - but you have to look at the totality of the bills being proposed to know if this is true, and not just one element of the bill. So if you lose the SALT deduction, but you double your personal exemption and reduce your tax rate, what then is the NET effect on your tax bill?

    To me, the best way to assess Federal taxes fairly is with a low flat-tax rate that applies equally to everyone, and no deductions at all. A fall-back position would be the “Fair Tax”, that was a popular solution among conservatives and the Tea Party 10-20 years ago. If you recall him, this was popularized by Atlanta talk-show host Neal Boortz (a libertian).

  • Franken Reportedly Will Not Resign

    11/20/2017 11:30:42 AM PST · 91 of 199
    Be Free to Nothingburger

    Franken or Ellison? Doesn’t matter. Whoever it is will vote lock-step with the Dem party line. Actually, it might be better for conservatives if Ellison were there, as Ellison is more vocal with his wacko positions (driving more voters away from the Dems).

    As for Franken resigning/not-resigning, the GOP better be careful this isn’t a trap to get them to say Moore will withdrawal if Franken resigns. If that happens, the Dems get another leftist to replace Franken and the Alabama special election likely goes to the Dem. That’s a net pickup of 1 seat for the Dems.

    PLUS - the 2 situations are night-and-day.

    Franken has multiple accusers, with contemporaneous accounts by multiple “victims” and witnesses, AND a photograph.

    Moore’s are 30+ year-old unproven, uncorroborated allegations, where NONE of it was brought up in all his years of public life and elections. This INCLUDES very public and very contentious in-state fights where he was twice elected and twice removed from state supreme court (mostly due to his position on the 10 Commandments). If the accusers are telling the truth now, why were they silent for so long? Wouldn’t they have come forth during these other high-profile struggles? Why does it come up only when the WaPo puts 3+ reporters on it? Why does it come up only when Gloria Allred is hired?

    I don’t know if Moore is guilty or innocent of what’s alleged - I just know it reeks of Democrat dirty deeds.

  • Microsoft Outlook (General Computer Question)

    11/17/2017 4:05:26 AM PST · 6 of 23
    Be Free to ducttape45

    Not enough info in your post to understand what you’re trying to do, but I’m not aware of such a plug-in. HOWEVER, Outlook has some native functionality you might try.

    1. You can create your own folders and sub-folders to keep email items organized. So, if you’re looking for a better method of finding emails already received (rather than just searches), you can move them to an appropriate folder for easy retrieval later. The “view” in the left-pane of your open Outlook window has the class file tree-structure look to it.

    2. You can apply “rules” to inbound emails, so they’re automatically sorted and placed in to appropriate folders (as created above), rather than just dumping them into the “Inbox”. You can do this by common fields, like who sent you the email, by presence of certain keywords in the subject line or body, and more.

    If you can post up with a bit more detail, maybe I and others can offer some more specifics.

  • First Car

    11/10/2017 6:43:13 PM PST · 41 of 203
    Be Free to Army Air Corps

    First car that I drove regularly was my Dad’s ‘67 VW Beetle - 4speed, air-cooled, 1300cc.

    First I bought with my own money was a ‘73 Triumph Spitfire. Lots of fun to drive, but the Lucas electronics drove me nuts. Always was something going on with them. Plus anything with a gasket or seal was prone to leaks: clutch master cylinder, clutch slave cylinder, brake master cylinder, valve-cover gasket & rear main-seal - all replaced in my 2 years of ownership.

    The Brits thoughtfully had the bonnet tip up and forward on hinges, exposing the full engine bay for easy access. Plus, the front tires were pretty comfortable to sit on while adjusting the carb, which was about once a month.

    I fitted a ski-rack to the trunk lid in the winter, and did mostly top-down cruising in the summer.

    Can’t say I’d want another, but would love to try out a Miata or Honda S2000 so I could get the same driving experience, but with a lot more reliability!

  • William Shatner Covers ‘Garbageman’ by The Cramps

    11/10/2017 8:41:00 AM PST · 8 of 25
    Be Free to GSWarrior
    One of my favorites was Shatner doing a cover of the Pulp's Common People on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno back in 2004. He was paired with Joe Jackson, and it marked an early appearance by Ben Folds on the keyboard.

    See it here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7ztwb

  • Dems Caught Discriminating Against White People

    11/02/2017 7:45:51 AM PDT · 25 of 29
    Be Free to gitmo

    The response to this should be to point out that the DNC is openly discriminating against people based on gender, race & sexual orientation. DON’T play their game of calling it “white”, “straight”, or “male”, as many on the left will say that’s OK. Instead, point out that this sort of discrimination would be wrong if it was against blacks or Hispanics, women, or gays. It is equally wrong if done against straight, white males. Then state (with righteous indignation) say that “These identifiers are conferred upon people at birth, so in addition to it being blatantly unconstitutional, it’s shameful that anyone, anywhere, would deliberately exclude them from job consideration.”

    In other words, hold them to their own standards - with their own words.

  • Alan Dershowitz: Mueller Likely Hoping Manafort Charges Will Spark Chain Reaction

    10/30/2017 11:58:08 AM PDT · 34 of 42
    Be Free to Jean2
    "Where did this quote come from please?

    Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand.

  • BREAKING: FIRST CHARGES FILED IN MUELLER INVESTIGATION (CNN)

    10/27/2017 6:15:13 PM PDT · 101 of 923
    Be Free to janetjanet998

    Of course CNN knows - how else do you get all the satellite trucks, cameras & reporters in position to capture the arrest, handcuffing, and loading into the back of a paddy wagon?

  • 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.