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  • Barack Obama, meet Jack Aufinday

    09/06/2009 7:23:22 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 1 replies · 517+ views
    vanity | 09/06/09 | Old Professer
    What's behind Barack's bad picks?
  • Is This Worth Reading

    09/01/2009 10:01:40 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 6 replies · 397+ views
    Vanity essay ^ | Sept 1st 2009 | Ken Roberts
    When I was a child, I looked up to see all that was, now its just reversed and I look down to see what I missed. At times it's like the two meet in between and the past comes up to meet me as I fall directly into its path:
  • Another Exciting Dumb Day

    09/01/2009 9:03:36 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 329+ views
    none | Old Professer
    Summer came late that year, slowly uncurling and with seemingly great effort, she rose from the frost-covered grass, wiped her eyes clear with the last bit of passing fog and looked down upon the small boy and his cock-eared dog scurrying about on the remains of what appeared to be a homemade battlefield of sorts. There, on the ground ,were bits and pieces of white plastic, tattered paper shards, a few greyish-white, silver dollar sized discs of single-ply cardboard and literally dozens of displaced tiny craters of splotchy dirt. The dog, nose to the ground, was sniffing determinedly about while...
  • Some of Earth's Troubles Should Face Burial at Sea scientists say

    01/30/2009 10:36:32 AM PST · by Old Professer · 14 replies · 490+ views
    Sciencecentric.com ^ | 1/28/09 | various
    More outrageous schemes to stop Climate Change, must read whole thread.
  • An Uninspired Opus? From My Heart

    11/02/2008 8:44:39 PM PST · by Old Professer · 6 replies · 427+ views
    Vanity
    Occasionally people mistake me for a retired professor, not encouraged; more often they think I'm a poor speller; in an earlier life I was one of the first kicked off for excessive vanities and pled my way back on (something I'm still unproud of); this weekend I became for the first time a sports nut; not sports in general but one underrated, unappreciated team resurrected by an audacious break with political correctness, rescued by a frustrated coach and victorious climaxes.
  • What Happened to the Original Obama/Joe interview video

    10/17/2008 5:49:11 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 8 replies · 597+ views
    Vanity
    My wife is not very political but after so much shouting from the garage she wanted to know what was my problem; so I told her all the stuff about Joe the Plumber and she hadn't seen the original full length video of the meetins on Joe's lawn and The One..
  • What Happened with Gerbers Baby Wash

    08/31/2008 12:13:09 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 16 replies · 171+ views
    vanity
    My wife and daughter have been all around Nashville, Tn. looking for Gerber baby bath and all the stores have none; does anybody know if it has pulled from the market? If so does anybody know why?
  • With Apologies to Abe Lincoln

    02/12/2008 3:22:24 PM PST · by Old Professer · 1 replies · 24+ views
    Me | 02/12/08 | Ken Roberts
    Into the village of Perfect one day came limping this bedraggled and scruffy dog upon three legs. So sad the dog did seem to be that the hamlet’s sole Holy man was taken hold as though by a flash from above in his pity and shame for the creature’s suffering and loss of pride which imaged that of the people who milled about the square as the poor dog hobbled his way amid them. The people, thought the Holy one, they see not the dog, as they see not their own slowed and stilted gait as the village’s name had...
  • Where Do We Go in a Post-conservative America?

    01/23/2008 2:12:24 PM PST · by Old Professer · 35 replies · 93+ views
    none | 01/23/08 | Old Professer
    What we have just witnessed was the collapse of the Reagan Conservative movement; it began right after Bush-the-Elder reneged on his No New Taxes pledge and crumbled after sputtering through eight long years in the Clinton desert only to gasp and kick fitfully on a cold, winter's evening while Bush-theYounger was off making nice with the Palestinians.
  • Name Ten Different Things in Your House That are Carbon-Free

    11/03/2007 9:49:48 AM PDT · by Old Professer · 59 replies · 155+ views
    Vanity
    Carbon taxes are coming; carbonless fuels are being demanded; carbon dioxide is now viewed as a pollutant. Just how dependent are we on carbon and all the products utilizing carbon for our daily activities? I can only name two items in my entire household that contain zero carbon in their makeup; can you do better?
  • Need Computer Help Shockwave

    02/27/2007 8:01:36 AM PST · by Old Professer · 11 replies · 479+ views
    2/27/07 | Ken Roberts
    Everytime I download Shockwave I get a message saying successful but it won't go on.
  • We Found Maggie's Ornament

    12/16/2006 4:12:25 PM PST · by Old Professer · 28 replies · 832+ views
    Old Professer
    Have you ever had your heart stolen? I mean just a drop-dead moment in time when you knew that you had to do what needed to be done.
  • Spyware Doctor Did I just waste 29.95?

    10/19/2005 8:27:16 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 102 replies · 3,150+ views
    10/19/05 | Old Professser
    The past ten days I have been getting ad windows while my hard drive spins up and I can only see the ad when I exit. I downloaded and paid for Spyware Doctor after it told me that I had 166 "infections" and set the "on guard" function assuming it would remove the infections. They are still there and every time I try to find a removal tool it only gives me the option of scanning. Have I been had?
  • Am I the only one who couldn't get FR recently?

    07/12/2005 1:47:15 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 55 replies · 1,434+ views
    At the height of the landfall of Dennis, I couldn't get into FR. Earlier today I had the same problem. Can anybody tell me if this was a server problem or did I do something wrong?
  • Need Freeper help on recording 8mm camera to VHS

    03/21/2005 5:08:02 PM PST · by Old Professer · 24 replies · 409+ views
    3/21/05 | Old Professer
    Mayhem reigns in my household; my wife and daughter just got back from Great Lakes where my future son-in-law graduated from basic training and is directly entering A school. She borrowed a camera to record the events, a Samsung 8MM SCL901 which, when plugged directly into the AV inputs of the TV works fine to watch it, but when plugged into either of the VHS recorders we have here won't record. What am I (we) doing wrong?
  • Need Help: Daughter's Fiance Graduating Navy Boot Camp 3/18 Affordable Decent Hotel/Motel?

    02/10/2005 12:42:32 PM PST · by Old Professer · 30 replies · 1,155+ views
    Old Professer | 2/10/05 | Ken Roberts
    My only daughter's boyfriend of three years and my future son-in-law will be graduating from boot camp on the 13th of March and we will have to drive to Great Lakes, Illinois from Nashville Tennessee on the 17th and spend the night; none of us knows the area.
  • The Student (Vanity-trying to use Word)

    02/02/2005 9:04:12 AM PST · by Old Professer · 18 replies · 465+ views
    Old Professer | Feb 02, 2005 | Ken Roberts
    I took my usual seat by the door so that I could enjoy the breeze that stirred the leaves on my worn notebook, now tattered by days of scratching, rubbing and starting over. Each time a leaf fluttered briefly I looked up expecting to see what I had come for only to turn back to my worn nub of a pencil wondering why I had ever accepted this assignment in the first place. “Go to a public place; write a descriptive narrative,” the E-mail instructed. How more public could a place be than the Newtown Public Library? Well, here I...
  • What happened to my Slave Window?

    12/12/2004 8:11:52 PM PST · by Old Professer · 80 replies · 1,535+ views
    Okay, so I'm off the forum for a few hours, why did it change?
  • I Uninstalled Windows SP2 and got my Computer Back; but I'm still Missing my D Drive Partition

    11/15/2004 12:04:56 AM PST · by Old Professer · 50 replies · 1,716+ views
    A little while back I posted a comment that my D:\ drive partition had suddenly become corrupted and failed; try as I might, I can't get it back; since then, other mysterious molasses-mix malaise has bogged down my bodacious big-bucks budget-busting hustle to be the firstest with the mostest attempt at competing with the fast-fingered ever-alert avantgarde here on this oft-visited site...
  • I downloaded XPSP2 and had to disable SpySweeper

    10/29/2004 11:08:43 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 21 replies · 746+ views
    10/30/04 | ken roberts
    Spy Sweeper is more like a nanny than a maid; MS Windows is a nag; I bit the bullet.
  • My Insurance Company Made me Buy a New Roof

    10/18/2004 12:17:51 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 17 replies · 599+ views
    10/18/04 | Old Professer
    Threatened with cancellation, this homeowner was coerced into replacing the roof, much of the decking and fascia and the gutter system after a "random, drive-by photo visit."
  • GRAND - SIMPLY GRAND

    06/11/2004 9:30:42 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 16 replies · 157+ views
    Self
    I swore I wasn't going to watch
  • Anybody Know How the Jet Sream Went Into Polar Orbit Over Nashville?

    04/13/2004 9:35:12 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 62 replies · 282+ views
    04/13/04 | Ken Roberts
    This is the latest locally available jet stream picture from Channel 5 TV in Nashville; Spring has come unsprung.
  • WHY IS FR SO SLOOOOOW!!!???

    02/17/2004 10:32:25 AM PST · by Old Professer · 52 replies · 100+ views
    Old Professer
    I just got Comcast broadband and this computer blazes; today FR is dragging big time. What's up?
  • Miami federal court has 'secret docket' to keep some cases hidden from public...

    01/08/2004 1:02:51 PM PST · by Old Professer · 7 replies · 128+ views
    A secret docketing system hiding some sensitive Miami federal court cases from public view has been exposed and is being challenged in two higher courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. "We don't have secret justice in this country," said Lucy Dalglish, executive director of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The Washington-based journalists watchdog group is asking the appellate courts to open up two Miami federal cases it says were litigated in secret.
  • Need Help About I Am About to buy Dell Desktop

    11/21/2003 10:13:15 AM PST · by Old Professer · 161 replies · 1,706+ views
    11/21/03 | Old Professer
    My present computer is dying; I must replace it. I need answers to a few questions and I can think of no better place to get them.
  • The Only Thing I like About MSN.Com is Outlook Express - I Hate Outlook Express

    11/16/2003 11:24:31 PM PST · by Old Professer · 5 replies · 118+ views
    Self | 11/17/03 | Old Professer
    I've had MSN.COM for 6 years because it has been stable for 6 years; Outlook Express is fantastic when it works - I wish it would work more often.
  • Idea for Room Fire Sprinkler Comments?

    10/04/2003 8:03:18 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 30 replies · 445+ views
    vanity | 10/4/03 | Ken Roberts
    We had a nursing home fire here in Nashville a week ago and 11 old people died; no fire sprinklers in the building and now there is a hue and cry to require retrofitting of all the "grandfathered" buildings. I've tried to do some on-line research to see if there was a room-sized, pre-charged unit that could be installed to protect the occupants while permanent fixtures were installed. So far, I've come up empty, but I have a great idea using a system that could be made from off-the-shelf components. What I envision is a 75 gallon water heater tank...
  • What Happened to my Slave Window?

    10/04/2003 4:29:07 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 36 replies · 125+ views
    Am I suddenly doing something wrong, or is the slave window function not working properly?
  • GAY GRANDPARENTS OPPOSE ULTRASOUND TESTING

    08/31/2003 4:07:49 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 3 replies · 5,485+ views
    Coming soon to a Paternity Ward near you?
  • WHY ISN'T THE SEARCH FUNCTION DATE-SENSITIVE?

    08/28/2003 10:21:17 AM PDT · by Old Professer · 20 replies · 212+ views
    I just did a search on N. Korea to see if the latest Drudge headline was already posted and the display was dated all over the place: old ones before newer ones and no order that I could tell. Does anyone else think this is a problem?
  • Full-frontal Nudity in a Family Newspaper (Entertainment or Explotation?)

    06/16/2003 12:04:03 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 199 replies · 4,170+ views
    Tennessean ^ | 06/16/03 | Local News Picture
    <p>Is this just two children engaged in innocent play or is the Tennessean pushing the envelope?</p>
  • Need a Job? Al and Tipper Are Hiring

    05/28/2003 5:57:24 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 30 replies · 15+ views
    Tennessean.com ^ | 5/28/03 | CareerBuilder
    OFFICE MANAGER/ CORRESPONDENCE DIRECTOR Office of Former Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore seeks full-time Office Manager / Correspondence Director Applicants must have 3 years professional experience in an executive office environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Closing date is June 6, 2003. Submit cover letter and resume, with three references to: Office of Al and Tipper Gore
  • THREAD OF SILENCE

    02/01/2003 2:45:20 PM PST · by Old Professer · 341 replies · 745+ views
    02/01/03 | Ken Roberts
    Nothing left to say.
  • Microsoft Money Program, Should we buy?

    11/10/2002 9:09:09 AM PST · by Old Professer · 26 replies · 271+ views
    11/10/02 | ken roberts
    My son just got a computer and wants a program to help him runhis business; we were looking at Microsoft Money and it doesn't require a lot of hard drive space (a big plus); I was just wondering if any Freeper has experience with this and would they recommend it to a non-geek such as my son. His computer was purchased used and we "uninstalled" MS Works Suite which wouldn't work and installed a new, registered copy of MS Works from Best Buy last night (me on the phone, he on the keyboard); that seems to work okay with one...
  • IS THERE A GOD GENE? (VANITY)

    11/03/2002 11:00:15 AM PST · by Old Professer · 71 replies · 534+ views
    Me | 11/02/02 | Van E. T. Fair
    I've been here for so long I have begun to feel like this site is a substitute for the real world. I read everything and anything until I wear out my eyesight and my wife's patience and I lately have noticed that there are but two types of people posting here: Those who will believe in spite of evidence and those who believe that belief itself is suspect. Biologists are coming up everyday with the notion that virtually all behavior and all disease is somehow related to a gene inherent in the human body; sometimes it is treated as a...
  • Will Office 2000 Pro work on XP???

    05/26/2002 7:42:15 AM PDT · by Old Professer · 12 replies · 6+ views
    self | May 26 2002 | Old Professer
    I have a new computer that I want to put Office in; it has XP home user OS. Will Office 2000 Pro work okay? What programs are in Office? My daughter and my wife will be using this for homework for school; any help from the Fabulous Freepers will be greatly appreciated, thanks Jim And John for this great site, Ken.
  • I Need Help With My Computer -Icons Moving With Mouse

    03/01/2002 10:24:35 PM PST · by Old Professer · 8 replies · 23+ views
    self | 3/2/02 | Ken
    I logged off about 20 minutes ago, and now my icons are scattered all over the desktop and clustered atop one another; everytime I rearrange them they start moving as soon as my pointer passes over them. I have done two shutdown procedures; one controlled, the other a warm boot. Still have the same problem. Any suggestions as to cause or cure?
  • Clerk opens fire during attempted holdup

    02/02/2002 7:17:47 PM PST · by Old Professer · 82 replies · 407+ views
    Tennessean (Nashville) ^ | 2/2/02 | SHEILA BURKE
    <p>Two teens are accused of working with a Nashville man suspected of committing his second armed robbery of the evening during which he was shot by a store clerk Thursday night, police said yesterday.</p> <p>Metro police have charged Larry Goldthreate Jr., 18, 1019–B Meridian St., and Kanitha Barnes, 17, 3307 Chesapeake Circle, with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of attempted aggravated robbery.</p>
  • What Christmas Wish did you have that came true after sleepless nights? (Vanity)

    12/08/2001 11:08:23 AM PST · by Old Professer · 10 replies · 197+ views
    self | 12/08/01 | Ken J. Roberts
    Mine was a Red Ryder B.B. gun; I was eight and I kept pestering and pestering until my grandmother said, "Wish in one hand and spit in the other, see which one gets full first," but I was still unimpressed; I said, "The days go by so slow," she replied, "When you get to be my age, they go by so fast," I said, "Grandma, there's only 24 hours in a day, they must be the same for everybody," she looked me in the face and intoned, "Just wait, you'll see."
  • Need Freeper Help! Who has link to pic of eagle with flag

    09/17/2001 3:46:09 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 11 replies · 224+ views
    self | 9/17/01 | ken roberts
    Help; I copied a picture from a thread yesterday and posted it as wallpaper, but I can't remember the thread. It was a bit-mapped graphic that took a long time to load, but somebody flipped it and made it into a *.jpg file. It was a bald-eagle with a flag across its shoulder and part of its face, I know someone here can supply a link.
  • Rush has Morphed he sounds just like Jimmy Stewart

    09/06/2001 10:31:34 AM PDT · by Old Professer · 31 replies · 18+ views
    EIB Network | 09/06/01 | Ken Roberts
    Okay, I admit it; I finally had to turn the Rush show back on. I thought maybe after all this time, I should listen to see if he still had anything to say. Imagine my surprise when I heard Jimmy Stewart's inflection and Limbaugh's interjections; is this a medical problem or is Rush's psyche becoming "incarnated" by a true conservative? It sounds as though he is suffering from laryngeal ligation; is there an E.N.T. on-board to comment?
  • You Are Logged In - If you Reply You Will Be Logged Out

    08/22/2001 8:05:42 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 5+ views
    8/22/01
    This is worse than a pillow fight.
  • Am I Logged Off?

    08/22/2001 5:12:38 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 203+ views
    8/21/01
    Seriously, how do I know?
  • Sounds' employee fired for playlist [PC "Diversity" Cleansing]

    08/15/2001 12:31:55 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 7+ views
    Tennessean
    Sounds' employee fired for playlist By MAURICE PATTON Staff Writer Brian Kirsch says he was hired to ''push the envelope.'' Over the weekend, the Sounds' click-effects operator — in charge of music and sound effects during games — pushed the envelope right over a cliff. Kirsch was dismissed before Monday's game against Iowa for having played Carl Douglas' Kung Fu Fighting on Sunday night prior to a pinch-hit at-bat by Cubs first baseman Hee Seop Choi of Korea. ''This was the first time it's been brought to my attention,'' said Sounds Director of Operations Chris Snyder, who said he received ...
  • Carey Under 'Psychiatric Care'

    08/01/2001 11:03:42 AM PDT · by Old Professer · 19+ views
    Washington Post | 08/01/01 | By Nekesa Mumbi Moody
    Carey Under 'Psychiatric Care' By Nekesa Mumbi Moody AP Music Writer Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001; 1:09 p.m. EDT NEW YORK –– Mariah Carey is under psychiatric care following last week's hospitalization, which her publicist now says was the result of an "emotional and physical breakdown."
  • I need Freeper help to repost photo of Cat Carrier (Tasteless Device)

    07/17/2001 4:41:43 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 200+ views
    7/17/01 | self
    I screwed up and didn't bookmark the thread with the illustration of the "Cat Carrier"; a Machiavellian device guaranteed to earn the enmity of every felinophile; can anyone repost the image?
  • Is there life after Clinton

    06/06/2001 9:42:24 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 16+ views
    6/6/01
    Just an idle question, no response necessary.
  • Need Freeper Help Who was Fed Prosecutor from Tenn who Convicted Jimmy Hoffa?

    05/03/2001 9:06:09 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 16+ views
    self | May 4/01 | Ken Roberts
    My daughter and I have been on the web for over 1 1/2 hours trying to get the answer to an extra-credit school question: "Who was the federal prosecutor from Tennessee who successfully prosecuted Jimmy Hoffa?" (1964?) I can't find it; but if Freepers don't know, who cares? I'm thinking it was Howard Baker, but, I'm running into a brick wall on him, too. Please help.
  • We Won theTrifecta; Why are We Still at the Track?

    03/12/2001 11:44:41 AM PST · by Old Professer · 11+ views
    self | 03/12/01 | Ken Roberts
    I, like most of the other contributors and visitors to this site were attracted and bound by a common cause: the defeat of institutionalized liberalism, and more pointedly the political defeat of the Democrats in Congress and Bill and Hillary Clinton were dead-center. This has been a fait accompli for almost two months and now we are reduced to discussing minor scandals, unprosecutable offenses, medical emergencies, prayer requests, endless threads on the exegetic, regional crises, minor and major catastrophes, weapons of mere destruction (ballistic or otherwise), recipe books and recycled jokes. Isn't it time to get back on focus? Isn't ...