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  • Holiday gift season SCAM alert

    11/25/2014 7:55:54 AM PST · 20 of 35
    sodpoodle to DugwayDuke

    Fortunately this did not happen to me. A dear friend sent me an email warning. Glad he did - I would have probably fallen for the scam - i.e. getting a gift for a small charge and the ‘alcohol delivery to an adult’ is a clever ruse.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone;)

  • Holiday gift season SCAM alert

    11/25/2014 6:43:48 AM PST · 1 of 35
    sodpoodle
  • Rachel Maddow ‘s Crazy War on Women Claim: GOP Won the Night, Democrats “Won the Argument”

    11/05/2014 1:41:51 PM PST · 7 of 25
    sodpoodle to Morgana

    There was a WAR on one woman - and that woman was Sarah Palin. Stripped naked and massacred by the MSM. No-one noticed except for FR.

  • These Hysterical Abortion Activists are Stocking Up on Birth Control After Pro-Lifers Win

    11/05/2014 1:32:46 PM PST · 20 of 22
    sodpoodle to Marie
    “I don’t want to hear about a phony ‘War on Women’ because I am a woman and I have been to war and this is not war.”

    There was a WAR on one woman - and that woman was Sarah Palin. Stripped naked and massacred by the MSM. No-one noticed except for FR.

  • Exclusive: Wells Fargo to shut its 'dark pool' as demand falls

    11/01/2014 3:34:42 AM PDT · 19 of 37
    sodpoodle to jcon40

    ****What the heck is a dark pool anyway?****

    Based on personal experience; it is where they bury IRA funds and prevent senior citizens from accessing THEIR OWN MONEY.

    Stay away from WF annuities. Keep your $$ in accessible mutual funds or FDIC insured products. Look it up online.

  • Harry Reid raises impeachment … to raise last-minute election money

    10/31/2014 6:33:40 AM PDT · 10 of 61
    sodpoodle to Enlightened1

    Harry must know something, which, by itself would be unusual. Harry is a waste of space on the crowded planet.

  • Eric Holder Regrets Not Using Better Language to Target Fox News' James Rosen

    10/30/2014 12:30:35 PM PDT · 22 of 31
    sodpoodle to Kaslin

    Is James Rosen Jewish?

  • World Series: It's the Royals VS Giants

    10/16/2014 4:45:18 AM PDT · 68 of 139
    sodpoodle to This Just In

    Someone needs to name a venue “SPIT Stadium”. For the very first time in my long life, I have been watching baseball. (Got over soccer, football and ice-hockey).

    What has been appalling are the constant camera shots of the bullpens where spitting appears to be the only activity aside from pitching, hitting, running and catching.

    In light of the need for personal hygiene in this Ebola decade - could the NBL dispense with this disgusting practice? And could the network videographers avoid filming it?

    MVP= most vomit provoking!!!!

  • How the White House tried to handle Monica Lewinsky

    10/11/2014 7:53:37 AM PDT · 43 of 64
    sodpoodle to Chainmail
    Thank you for your sanity, Chainmail.

    “Bill Clinton, President of the United States and Hilary, First Lady of the United States ” should have never happened to this great Nation. The Clinton Criminal Couple - now there's an accurate description.

  • Bill's Wife is an Obama, Not a Clinton

    10/11/2014 7:43:24 AM PDT · 14 of 20
    sodpoodle to Old Sarge

    Why these two lesser humans continue to be the fulcrum of power in a Nation founded on moral, Christian principles boggles my mind.

    Bill Clinton sullied the Office and Hillary has not shown us that she has any more moral character than he.

    Their ‘marriage’ was based on a lust for power - which is why it has survived only on paper. They are imposters who have been professional actors all their lives.

    We should drop the curtain on this dark drama.

  • Why buttons changed the world more than the internet: Forget today’s marvels...

    10/10/2014 8:09:25 AM PDT · 52 of 81
    sodpoodle to Windflier

    Fascinating article as it causes us all to ponder history, both known and unknown. The most important advance in human development, I believe, was our ancestors’ observations of nature and how to gather seeds for cultivation and to domesticate animals for food supplies. Fire and cooking of course were huge - then harnessing the power of horses, water and wind. (Not those damn wind farms!!!!!). None of our modern inventions would have been possible without the knowledge collected from basic living functions.

    As for modern medicine - my rural aunts and uncles avoided doctors and are living or lived into their 90’s.

    Thanks for a great thread WF;)

  • Breaking: Dallas Ebola Patient is Dead

    10/08/2014 8:44:30 AM PDT · 73 of 312
    sodpoodle to Jane Long

    It’s not a long or wordy article. Seems to cover all the concerns we are describing. Hospitals caring for confirmed cases of Ebola should be required to use one truck exclusively for transporting the deceased to a crematorium repository. No handing off, no transfers, no caskets - just burn the body ASAP.

    Sorry to be heartless, but the soul has gone on.

  • Breaking: Dallas Ebola Patient is Dead

    10/08/2014 8:31:30 AM PDT · 36 of 312
    sodpoodle to Jane Long

    Cremation should be mandatory. Not sure how they are disposing of the dead in Africa - but if they are in shallow graves - the wild animals will surely spread it even more.

    I’m concerned how the ‘medics’ are disposing of urine, feces blood and contaminated clothing from infected patients. Are they incinerating everything.

  • Hawaii officials drop plan to name park for Obama

    10/07/2014 1:42:15 PM PDT · 9 of 54
    sodpoodle to Cincinatus' Wife

    Didn’t want to change it from
    Sandy Beach to Sandy Obama Beach????????????

    That’s a shame;0

  • Historic Gun Range About To Be Shut Down By Leftist Bureaucrats

    10/07/2014 12:40:18 PM PDT · 12 of 27
    sodpoodle to Kaslin

    email recd. this a.m. Title: “Is this what you want?” author unknown:

    You’re sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door.
    Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers.
    At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way.

    With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up your shotgun.

    You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it.

    In the darkness, you make out two shadows.

    One holds something that looks like a crowbar.

    When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike, you raise the shotgun and fire.

    The blast knocks both thugs to the floor.

    One writhes and screams while the second man crawls to the front door and lurches outside.

    As you pick up the telephone to call police, you know you’re in trouble.

    In your country, most guns were outlawed years before, and the few that are privately owned are so stringently regulated as to make them useless..

    Yours was never registered.

    Police arrive and inform you that the second burglar has died.

    They arrest you for First Degree Murder and Illegal Possession of a Firearm.

    When you talk to your attorney, he tells you not to worry: authorities will probably plea the case down to manslaughter.

    “What kind of sentence will I get?” you ask.

    “Only ten-to-twelve years,” he replies, as if that’s nothing.
    “Behave yourself, and you’ll be out in seven.”

    The next day, the shooting is the lead story in the local newspaper. Somehow, you’re portrayed as an eccentric vigilante while the two men you shot are represented as choirboys.

    Their friends and relatives can’t find an unkind word to say about them..

    Buried deep down in the article, authorities acknowledge that both “victims” have been arrested numerous times.

    But the next day’s headline says it all:
    “Lovable Rogue Son Didn’t Deserve to Die.”

    The thieves have been transformed from career criminals into Robin Hood-type pranksters..

    As the days wear on, the story takes wings.

    The national media picks it up, then the international media.

    The surviving burglar has become a folk hero.

    Your attorney says the thief is preparing to sue you, and he’ll probably win.

    The media publishes reports that your home has been burglarized several times in the past and that you’ve been critical of local police for their lack of effort in apprehending the suspects.

    After the last break-in, you told your neighbor that you would be prepared next time.

    The District Attorney uses this to allege that you were lying in wait for the burglars.

    A few months later, you go to trial.

    The charges haven’t been reduced, as your lawyer had so confidently predicted.

    When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice of it all works against you..

    Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean, vengeful man.

    It doesn’t take long for the jury to convict you of all charges.

    The judge sentences you to life in prison.

    This case really happened.

    On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk , England , killed one burglar and wounded a second.

    In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a life term...

    How did it become a crime to defend one’s own life in the once great British Empire ?

    It started with the Pistols Act of 1903.

    This seemingly reasonable law forbade selling pistols to minors or felons and established that handgun sales were to be made only to those who had a license.
    The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing to include not only handguns but all firearms except shotguns..

    Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed the carrying of any weapon by private citizens and mandated the registration of all shotguns.

    Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in earnest after the Hungerfordmass shooting in 1987.

    Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed man with a Kalashnikov rifle, walked down the streets shooting everyone he saw.

    When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.

    The British public, already de-sensitized by eighty years of “gun control”, demanded even tougher restrictions.
    (The seizure of all privately owned handguns was the objective even though Ryan used a rifle.)

    Nine years later, at Dunblane , Scotland , Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automatic weapon to murder 16 children and a teacher at a public school.

    For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners as mentally unstable, or worse, criminals.
    Now the press had a real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun owners.
    Day after day, week after week, the media gave up all pretense of objectivity and demanded a total ban on all handguns.
    The Dunblane Inquiry, a few months later, sealed the fate of the few sidearms still owned by private citizens.

    During the years in which the British government incrementally took away most gun rights, the notion that a citizen had the right to armed self-defense came to be seen as vigilantism.
    Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people who were threatened, claiming that self-defense was no longer considered a reason to own a gun.
    Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were charged while the real criminals were released.

    Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman was quoted as saying,
    “We cannot have people take the law into their own hands.”

    All of Martin’s neighbors had been robbed numerous times,
    and several elderly people were severely injured in beatings by young thugs who had no fear of the consequences.
    Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most of his collection trashed or stolen by burglars.

    When the Dunblane Inquiry ended, citizens who owned handguns were given three months to turn them over to local authorities.

    Being good British subjects, most people obeyed the law.
    The few who didn’t were visited by police and threatened with ten-year prison sentences if they didn’t comply.

    Police later bragged that they’d taken nearly 200,000 handguns from private citizens.

    How did the authorities know who had handguns?
    The guns had been registered and licensed.
    Kind of like cars. Sound familiar?

    WAKE UP AMERICA ; THIS IS WHY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS PUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT IN OUR CONSTITUTION.

    “...It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds..”
    —Samuel Adams

    If you think this is important, please forward to everyone you know.

    You had better wake up, because Obama is doing this very same thing, over here, if he can get it done
    The UN Small Arms Treaty that Hilary is negotiating would take away our 2nd Amendment rights.

    And there are stupid people in congress and on the street that will go right along with him.
    Just remember - the reason the Japanese didn’t invade the USA is because they knew that Most
    of the citizens were armed.

  • Is Barack Obama's life safe in the Secret Service's hands?

    09/30/2014 12:51:22 PM PDT · 87 of 95
    sodpoodle to Salgak

    ***,,,leashes that the President’s staff has placed on them***.

    I heard a commentary on Fox indicating that the WH staff demanded the siren alert be turned off or lowered because they hate the noise.

    Don’t know if this will have legs.

  • Home owner discovers ancient underground city beneath his house in Anatolia

    09/28/2014 2:18:48 PM PDT · 60 of 65
    sodpoodle to Bigg Red

    Makes you wonder how they foraged for food and hunted. Did they cook their food? Inside or outdoors? How did they light those tunnels? With torches? Did they have ventilation or did they die from smoke inhalation and lack of oxygen?
    Where were the children kept? People need sunlight as much as plants and animals. What was the life expectancy?

    So many questions;) Bet they built it and no-one came!!!!!

  • Home owner discovers ancient underground city beneath his house in Anatolia

    09/28/2014 1:02:33 PM PDT · 57 of 65
    sodpoodle to ThanhPhero

    Constructing these complex dwellings must have taken a considerable amount of time to plan and build. Fear of invasion could not have been the primary motivation - unless they had several years’ notice.

    I think your comment “the weather was better” is the most likely reason for their construction. Good shelter from severe weather and later from invaders.

  • Home owner discovers ancient underground city beneath his house in Anatolia

    09/27/2014 2:26:47 PM PDT · 5 of 65
    sodpoodle to SunkenCiv

    I expected the article to describe a volcano or earthquake had covered some ancient settlements, however, it appears that the inhabitants actually excavated the earth and lived underground.

    Wonder what they were afraid of and why they ‘hunkered’ down.

  • If Trespassing is Legalized, can we Legalize other crimes? ~ Extreme Vanity

    09/26/2014 2:42:17 PM PDT · 7 of 9
    sodpoodle to GraceG

    That part about your neighbors has almost inspired me to start a vanity thread on “What was your worst neighbors’ experience?”

    Mine was nearly getting arrested for taking my own kids & the neighborhood kids carol singing - people gave them money and I said they could buy Christmas gifts for their parents - or donate to SA.

    One neighbor called the cops!!!!! Yes she did. I told the police officer “I thought we sang really well”. He couldn’t stop laughing. (supposedly we should have had a permit).

  • Are bird-watchers racist?

    09/26/2014 11:12:41 AM PDT · 35 of 45
    sodpoodle to jazusamo
    I should have added that my mother and her siblings were rural farm laborers with minimal formal education - one sister began to collect oddities that she noticed while planting or harvesting veggies in the fields. She amassed a stunning collection of bones and relics which were examined and catalogued by professors and other archaeologists in the area.
  • Are bird-watchers racist?

    09/26/2014 9:44:50 AM PDT · 15 of 45
    sodpoodle to jazusamo

    Bird watching is an inherited trait in our family. My mother could spot a nest and identify any bird from a mile away. My children (whom she never met) are avid birders.

    So, yes, genetics, the love of nature, observation about our surroundings and the creatures who share this earth with us have deep roots. Some might call it intellectual curiosity.

  • NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is CLEARED of charges after running over and killing fellow driver

    09/24/2014 12:49:35 PM PDT · 40 of 92
    sodpoodle to matt04

    ****Ward should have never gotten out of the car. It was not on fire, he unfortunately put himself in harms way.***

    Ward’s anger took over and he paid the price. Stewart will also pay the price, even though he did not strike Ward intentionally - he was going too fast to avoid some type of accident. Had he turned more sharply - or braked - no telling what other incident/injury would have unfolded.

  • Incest a 'fundamental right', German committee says

    09/24/2014 12:40:47 PM PDT · 43 of 68
    sodpoodle to redreno

    Here’s the problem: ***The couple had been raised separately and only met when the brother, identified only as Patrick S, was an adult, and his sister Susan K was 16.** *

    Not clear why they were raised ‘separately’. But it does illustrate once again why raising children in a 2-parent, heterosexual family with Christian values is the only way for our civilization to survive and prosper. Stop the multi divorces where the children are shipped and shortchanged because of selfish men & women.

  • Explosion of Sexually Transmitted Infections In London's Gay Community

    09/24/2014 12:36:31 PM PDT · 51 of 98
    sodpoodle to Mount Athos

    The most diabolical consequence of sexual promiscuity has to be ‘closeted’ bisexual men who pass diseases on to their unsuspecting girlfriends or wives.

  • Europeans drawn from three ancient 'tribes'

    09/21/2014 2:37:22 PM PDT · 18 of 23
    sodpoodle to Berlin_Freeper

    Tribes fighting tribes for food and territory; winners killed the men and took the women. This has always been the pattern, in all of history and today i.e. German & Japanese wives from WWII, Korean brides, Vietnamese brides for victorious young warriors.

    The differing physical features are simply additions to the tribal gene pools.

  • 10 Common Misconceptions About Britain

    09/20/2014 2:35:00 PM PDT · 14 of 58
    sodpoodle to Secret Agent Man

    Dental caries is often due to non-fluoridated water, genetics and poor hygiene. BTW raised in England, I have better teeth than most of my US neighbors. In school, we were taught to use correct grammar, enunciate each word according to the Oxford dictionary and encouraged to lose any regional accent. Villages, towns and counties had recognizable dialects which were both a source of pride (or ridicule) and considered ‘charming’ (or uneducated). Most Brits can identify your village/County of origin just by your speech pattern and pronunciation. BBC announcers do not use ‘posh’ English - they affect a bastardized Cockney/Cambridge hybrid. e.g. Piers Morgan.

  • Did Hillary Clinton really say this? (vanity)

    09/16/2014 3:36:14 PM PDT · 35 of 35
    sodpoodle to dead

    WOW!!! You done good!!!! Ha Ha.

    That is amazing - excellent sentence structure - it truly was a creative stroke of genius - or you really are Cankles;)

  • Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster

    09/16/2014 7:20:56 AM PDT · 23 of 75
    sodpoodle to servo1969

    More importantly than Scotland’s future economic and political future - is the question: Will the Royal family continue to wear the tartan kilts? Sad to think that little Prince George might not be able to show off the fabulous Royal legs i.e. Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princes William and Harry. Ah well...toss tradition for...

  • Why Renters are Not Buying Into the “American Dream” of Homeownership

    09/14/2014 2:59:49 PM PDT · 73 of 102
    sodpoodle to 2ndDivisionVet

    That seems like a good deal and as a renter, I would appreciate all those HOA-type services which handle interior & exterior changes/improvements to the property.

    However, as an owner in a ‘senior, gated community’ I heard plenty of horror stories on prohibited flag flying, excessive planter pots etc. Generally, the people who flock to be ‘neighborhood representatives’ are dictator types who scour the streets looking for offenders.

  • Why Renters are Not Buying Into the “American Dream” of Homeownership

    09/14/2014 11:26:56 AM PDT · 31 of 102
    sodpoodle to 2ndDivisionVet

    Until the 30 year mortgage is paid, the bank owns your home. For those fortunate to have bought before prices soared (2003) and sold before the market went down (2006), they were extremely lucky.

    Closing costs and commissions are a substantial up front expense, so if your career path is causing you to move every few years, it is probably better to rent.

    In order to maintain or increase the value of a house, good maintenance and updates are important. Advantages to owning vs. renting - you can have pets, smoke and have any type of fences & landscaping you want. Just stay away from developments with HOA’s especially condos - where there are rules and regs similar to landlord domination.

  • Did Hillary Clinton really say this? (vanity)

    09/13/2014 2:31:50 PM PDT · 31 of 35
    sodpoodle to Scoutmaster
    Thx for transcribing what can only be described as a mumbled mess of maniacal meanderings. Far worse than what I posted;) sod
  • Did Hillary Clinton really say this? (vanity)

    09/13/2014 2:00:54 PM PDT · 28 of 35
    sodpoodle to Vermont Lt

    ***Is there a link to a source?***
    No, I have a dear FRiend who emails great pro-conservative material, comics and articles. (Sadly, I don’t know how to post graphics and photos on FR). Stupid Old Woman (SOW).

    My friend did not list a link - so I framed the header as a question. FReepers are always quick to bolster or question sources. Sometimes, I actually do research before posting - not this time;)

  • Did Hillary Clinton really say this? (vanity)

    09/13/2014 12:19:31 PM PDT · 20 of 35
    sodpoodle to HippyLoggerBiker

    Thanks for the post. She just babbled on and DID NOT give an answer to the question re; her SOS accomplishments.

    She has none;)

    It was just another opportunity to push her book. More money for the moron.

  • Did Hillary Clinton really say this? (vanity)

    09/13/2014 11:15:28 AM PDT · 7 of 35
    sodpoodle to notaliberal
    She certainly has the non-English speaking masses in the bag.

    Gobbledygook from the ‘most intelligent’ woman in the Universe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Did Hillary Clinton really say this? (vanity)

    09/13/2014 11:07:40 AM PDT · 1 of 35
    sodpoodle
    unbelievable!!!

    Started a thread because there are no current posts on HRC.

  • Obama: "ISIL Is Not Islamic" (Is He Smoking Weed Again?)

    09/11/2014 5:34:22 AM PDT · 41 of 64
    sodpoodle to sr4402

    “ISIL Is Not Islamic”

    Freudian slip. He wanted to say “Islam is not ISIL”. He just couldn’t remember how to frame another lie....he was so overwhelmed by hisself.

  • Remembrance Archive: Free Republic Threads From 9-11-01

    09/10/2014 3:44:56 PM PDT · 83 of 116
    sodpoodle to Oldeconomybuyer

    On 9/11/2001 Listening to the first reports as I was driving to work close to DC. When I arrived - my co-workers were watching TV and we realized that the Pentagon fire could be seen from the 4th floor of our building.

    Praying that we don’t ever have a thread that asks “what do you remember about the horror of 9/11/2014?”

  • Hump-Day Humor

    09/10/2014 5:03:58 AM PDT · 3 of 8
    sodpoodle to Reaganite Republican

    email from a FRiend. Author unknown.

    Only in America ......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

    Only in America .....do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

    Only in America .....do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

    Only in America .....do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

    Only in America .........do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight. < /B>

    Only in America .....do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

    EVER WONDER ...
    Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

    Why can’t women put on mascara with their mouth closed?

    Why don’t you ever see the headline ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?

    Why is ‘abbreviated’ such a long word?

    Why is it that doctors call what they do ‘practice’?

    Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

    Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

    Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

    Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food?

    Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

    Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

    You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!

    Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?

    Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

    I like this one!!!
    If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

    If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

    We all need to smile every once in a while.

  • 11 Ways You Know You Live In A Country Run By Idiots

    09/09/2014 1:51:05 PM PDT · 19 of 55
    sodpoodle to VA Voter

    Here’s the answer - sent to me by a cranky old friend.

    The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday.

    They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are “Baby Boomers” getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

    In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don’t know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.

    We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam. We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn’t fight for the Socialist States of America; we fought for the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.” We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America, and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America .

    Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

    It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the “Hope and Change” which in reality was nothing but “Hype and Lies.”

    You youngsters have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don’t like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the “Great Lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the ‘Kool-Aid.’ Now you’re paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, higher health insurance premiums and less freedom.

    This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

    Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2014 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we’re going, and in 2014 we’re going to the polls by the millions.

    This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Eric Holder. It belongs to “We the People” and “We the People” plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the “Grey-Haired Brigade.”

    Footnote: This is spot on. I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on.

    I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great county. Get out and VOTE! It is the only power we have.

  • The truth, in love: No one is born gay

    09/09/2014 1:30:59 PM PDT · 13 of 70
    sodpoodle to Responsibility2nd

    There must be some type of brain anomaly that causes same-sex attraction. But recreational sex would still not have resulted in progeny thus keeping the homosexual numbers very low.

    Sadly, they are now able to adopt children or use IVF etc., to expand their territory and increase their numbers.

  • Marriage of 96 and 95-year-old in Virginia may be illegal, judge says

    09/09/2014 1:22:49 PM PDT · 31 of 37
    sodpoodle to TexasGator

    ***I guess if it was your infirm mother, you would rather a 96 year old stranger decide what is best for her rather than you.***

    It is surprising that this sweet old couple have been close for over 10 years and yet neither family appears to have become friendly enough to prepare for future care,finances and living arrangements.

    I found the interracial and age aspects endearing. Wonder why their children didn’t see this coming????

  • Stephen Hawking warns God particle has potential to 'end world' [Universe in DANGER!]

    09/08/2014 11:02:12 AM PDT · 47 of 114
    sodpoodle to tennmountainman

    ***Has Hawking ever discovered anything?***

    Have you read his biography?

    An astonishing human being with challenges that few mortals could overcome and a sense of wonder that only God fearing people possess.

  • What English Pet Peeves do You Love to Hate?

    09/08/2014 7:39:19 AM PDT · 88 of 180
    sodpoodle to Hawthorn; Drawsing

    Drawsing was commenting on spelling - I wandered off into English spelling vs. American spelling (which often differs)and then into enunciation.

    Check the UK Daily Mail vs. NY Post for variations in common word spelling.

  • What English Pet Peeves do You Love to Hate?

    09/08/2014 7:29:02 AM PDT · 74 of 180
    sodpoodle to Daffynition

    Fridge - probably derived from ‘frigid’. Try pronouncing without a ‘d’ LOL!!!

  • What English Pet Peeves do You Love to Hate?

    09/08/2014 7:25:28 AM PDT · 68 of 180
    sodpoodle to LearnsFromMistakes

    *****Personally, I hate it when people let little things like this bother them.*****

    Now, that’s hilarious;)

  • What English Pet Peeves do You Love to Hate?

    09/08/2014 7:15:59 AM PDT · 53 of 180
    sodpoodle to Drawsing

    ****There is no “d” in the word, “refrigerator”.****

    If the English put a ‘d’ in it - then I shall defer to the English linguists who live in England and speak/write their language for which they do not charge ‘foreigners’ or plagiarists any user fees;)

  • Unresponsive airplane being tracked over Atlantic by F 15'5

    09/05/2014 10:53:52 AM PDT · 16 of 16
    sodpoodle to All

    duplicate thread posted earlier;(

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3200909/posts

  • Unresponsive airplane being tracked over Atlantic by F 15'5

    09/05/2014 10:49:39 AM PDT · 10 of 16
    sodpoodle to rightwingintelligentsia

    Full tank of fuel - maybe another Payne Stewart. Terrorists would have landed/crashed in the US, I’m guessing.

  • Unresponsive airplane being tracked over Atlantic by F 15'5

    09/05/2014 10:44:31 AM PDT · 1 of 16
    sodpoodle
    Another strange flight.