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Posts by The Citizen Soldier

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  • McCain says he regrets picking Palin as running mate

    05/05/2018 8:30:19 PM PDT · 207 of 301
    The Citizen Soldier to 2ndDivisionVet

    Name the worst vote you ever cast: John McCain, U.S. Senate 2016.

  • What's Happened?

    03/29/2018 4:57:33 PM PDT · 208 of 208
    The Citizen Soldier to Greenpees
    I know I wrote things that questioned the conservatism of others, on this forum. For that I am sorry. Crow- it tastes like Chicken!

    See, it's the great people like you who keep me coming back to Free Republic.

    I too have said/written many things for which, with the benefit of hindsight, I would also have said differently--or perhaps, not at all.

    My post was to draw attention to this site and to keep us focused on what's truly important.

    I'll quote the now famous Q; "Where we go one, we go all."

    I'll be around, and in part, it is because of people just like you.

  • What's Happened?

    03/27/2018 1:00:28 PM PDT · 1 of 208
    The Citizen Soldier
  • Q Anon: (3/24/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/25/2018 2:13:20 PM PDT · 264 of 2,383
    The Citizen Soldier to greeneyes
    My father was captured at the Battle of the Bulge (more correctly, the Battle of St. Vith) as a 19 year-old. Spent the next five months in Stalag 4B. So, you are preaching to the choir.

    My father paid a tremendous mental price for his captivity. It was long before we identified PTSD. I'm thankful he lived until he was 65. Winner of the Purple Heart, he died in 1990.

  • Q Anon: (3/24/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/25/2018 6:54:21 AM PDT · 91 of 2,383
    The Citizen Soldier to greeneyes
    Great list.

    Sad, so many have to be reminded continually. Willing to give up at the first sign of trouble (which usually turns out to be no trouble at all).

    Thanks. Will use this list to continue to educate lost and wayward sheep.

  • Trump: Border wall construction will start on Monday

    03/25/2018 6:49:10 AM PDT · 421 of 551
    The Citizen Soldier to UCANSEE2
    I used to live at Free Republic. It was my go to source to keep me positive and working for the cause. Not so much anymore. Every time I visit, it's more and more anti-Trump (as if Hillary wouldn't have utterly destroyed the U.S.).

    So disappointing.

  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 7 - FINAL!

    03/03/2018 5:54:15 AM PST · 68 of 94
    The Citizen Soldier to the OlLine Rebel

    American Pie

  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) - ROUND 2

    01/22/2018 3:54:34 PM PST · 70 of 169
    The Citizen Soldier to the OlLine Rebel

    6 1970 “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” Diana Ross

    3 1970 “American Woman” The Guess Who

    5 1970 “War” Edwin Starr

    5 1971 “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” Bee Gees

    1 1971 “Joy to the World” Three Dog Night

    4 1971 “One Bad Apple” The Osmonds

    7 1972 “Lean on Me” Bill Withers

    4 1972 “Without You” Harry Nilsson

    2 1972 “Alone Again (Naturally)” Gilbert O’Sullivan

    3 1972 “American Pie” Don McLean

    7 1973 “Crocodile Rock” Elton John

    5 1973 “My Love” Paul McCartney & Wings

    2 1973 “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” Jim Croce

    2 1974 “Seasons in the Sun” Terry Jacks

    6 1974 “The Loco-Motion” Grand Funk Railroad

    4 1974 “Come and Get Your Love” Redbone

    1 1975 “Love Will Keep Us Together” Captain & Tennille

    5 1975 “My Eyes Adored You” Frankie Valli

    6 1975 “Shining Star” Earth, Wind & Fire

    4 1975 “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” Freddy Fender

    6 1976 “Kiss and Say Goodbye” The Manhattans

    3 1977 “Best of My Love” The Emotions

    5 1976 “Play That Funky Music” Wild Cherry

    2 1977 “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” Andy Gibb

    6 1977 “I Like Dreamin’” Kenny Nolan

    4 1978 “Stayin’ Alive” Bee Gees

    7 1978 “Baby Come Back” Player

    5 1978 “Kiss You All Over” Exile

    6 1978 “How Deep Is Your Love” Bee Gees

    5 1979 “Reunited” Peaches & Herb

    1 1979 “My Sharona” The Knack

    4 1979 “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” Rod Stewart

  • Poll: 33% Of NFL Fans Say They Purposely Stopped Watching This Year

    01/11/2018 11:40:32 AM PST · 28 of 46
    The Citizen Soldier to missnry
    Like you, I did not watch ANY NFL this year. On Thanksgiving, at at a friend's house, they had a game on. I sat there for about five minutes and then got up and went into a different room That constitutes all of my NFL viewing for 2017-18. For the record, I will NOT be watching any playoff games, and certainly not watching the Super Bowl.

    By the way, I was an AVID NFL fan for over 50 years. Saw every Super Bowl except one (when I was in Vietnam). Loved the 49ers all those years, and to be honest, I haven't missed it at all. Won't be watching in 2018 unless there are some dramatic changes, which I doubt Goddell and the NFL are willing to make.

  • Circuit City making comeback years after going bankrupt

    01/11/2018 10:15:21 AM PST · 21 of 103
    The Citizen Soldier to ilovesarah2012
    Circuit City in Sacramento was my favorite electronics candy store for years. I was so disappointed when they went bankrupt and closed that store. Fry's is good, but never understood why they didn't build a store closer to downtown.

    Well, that's all secondary now, since I moved to Arizona five years ago. Would love to see Circuit City make a comeback, if for no other reason than I can't stand Best Buy, and there is no local Fry's (well, except for groceries).

  • What the Heck Happened in Alabama?

    12/15/2017 10:33:46 AM PST · 29 of 274
    The Citizen Soldier to Extremely Extreme Extremist
    Get over Moore's defeat, sheesh.
    He LOST. He simply freaking lost.

    Oh yea, ignore establishment hatchet job on a man who has served Alabama well for forty years, and his country even longer.

    Encourage unsubstantiated accusations just prior to elections.

    Ignore voter fraud.

    Get over yourself, sheesh!!

  • Unusually high amount of EAM traffic today. Dedicated EAM observers say traffic volume is alarming.

    11/07/2017 10:05:57 AM PST · 33 of 68
    The Citizen Soldier to JP1201
    Home page of Free Republic reminds all...

    Loose lips sink ships.

    As a old Navy vet, this has particular significance.

  • Broadcom is reportedly exploring a massive acquisition of $80 billion Qualcomm

    11/03/2017 4:46:33 PM PDT · 8 of 8
    The Citizen Soldier to Defiant
    I would have thought Qcom would buy brcm, not the other way around.

    Classic case of the swifter acquiring the slower, not the bigger acquiring the smaller.

  • Happy birthday, Jim Robinson!

    11/03/2017 4:44:03 PM PDT · 21 of 208
    The Citizen Soldier to EveningStar

    Happy Birthday Jim. Tonkin Gulf seeming like a more and more distant memory, eh? Fellow member of Tokin Gulf Yacht Club. Turning 70 in 27 days. God bless you.

  • NFL Commissioner Caves to Players: Will Not Require Standing for Anthem

    10/14/2017 2:19:16 PM PDT · 64 of 108
    The Citizen Soldier to ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
    After being a fan of the NFL for about 50 years, I began to gradually lose interest with the increasing and more flagrant "demonstrations" following, first, a touchdown, and then later, a good catch, and then, still later, a sack or clean tackle.

    All the while, I'm thinking, "Hey, that's what you get paid to do. Nothing special, just doing your job."

    Then came the never-ending conversations about "concussion protocol" every time a quarterback was touched.

    And finally, for me anyway, came Colin Kaepernick. You see, I was not only a fan for 50 years, I was, more specifically, a 49er fan for all these years. That was the final straw.

    I saw a pampered, child-man, influenced by a BLM girlfriend, blow up his career before my very eyes. The child-man was going to earn in excess of $100 million, which would have given him a king's life and had plenty left over to help others. I knew, from the very first keeling down, that he was turning his back on his white parents (who adopted/rescued Colin and gave him a good and safe childhood), his teammates, and his country. His comments following the first or second kneel-down confirmed that he was SPECIFICALLY rejecting his country.

    As a Vietnam veteran, I felt I had to make a choice. The world was far from perfect in 1968 when I enlisted in the navy, but I was brought up to believe that service to country was part of the price for the freedoms we enjoy. From about the 2nd grade I had been taught how to honor the flag, and all that it represents, in particular, the sacrifice paid for all to be free.

    The NFL is a league of multi-millionaires (average salary $2.44 million), who now want to cry foul, something they failed to do when they were getting free college educations and being treated like divas, most beginning in junior high school.

    So, for me, the choice was easy. At this point (turning 70 in a few weeks), my decision is a permanent one. I no longer care what the NFL decides or does. If anything, I'm cheering for their demise, but irregardless, this veteran will NEVER watch another NFL game.

  • JUST IN: Sessions Will Testify Before Senate Intel Committee Tuesday

    06/10/2017 9:08:54 PM PDT · 25 of 27
    The Citizen Soldier to shalom aleichem
    As long as Trump and his boys keep this crap boiling on the front burner, none of our agenda will be passed.

    Sorry, but I call BS.

    If this were a football game, you would realize there was a significant momentum shift last week. The game has changed. We now have the ball and you would have us run off the field.

    Screw that! Time to make the dems and the media truly regret the day they lied and said, "Russian Influence."

    Only thing missing are the indictments for Comey, Lynch, Powers, Rice ... oh, and Hillary.

  • Three greatest female vocalists ever?

    06/10/2017 8:59:17 PM PDT · 232 of 453
    The Citizen Soldier to MNDude
    *Etta James
    *Patsy Cline
    *Whitney Houston
  • ISIS leader Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi 'killed in Syrian air strike'

    06/10/2017 8:54:44 PM PDT · 45 of 62
    The Citizen Soldier to Diogenesis

    Graphic Warning!! appropriate for this video.

  • CLARENCE THOMAS FOR FBI DIRECTOR

    05/09/2017 3:41:50 PM PDT · 36 of 113
    The Citizen Soldier to Kalamata
    Gowdy would be fantastic, but I would hate to lose him in the Senate.

    Ahem ...Gowdy is not in the Senate.

  • Thank the Freedom Caucus [vanity]

    03/25/2017 2:03:39 PM PDT · 59 of 65
    The Citizen Soldier to taxcontrol
    This was ALWAYS the RyanCare Bill. Ryan should have been primaried. We had a great candidate in Paul Nehlen. Paul Ryan inflated himself when he was nominated as VP. Its been steadily downhill since. He's not a team player, and seems much more comfortable with Obama than Trump.

    RyanCare was, at best, ObamaCare Lite. It is time for Ryan to go as Speaker of the House. He does not know how to build concensus because his ego is too big. Who ever heard of the "Better Way" in the year leading up to the election? I never heard it used a single time, but right after the innauguration I heard it every time Ryan spoke.

    We can only have one theme at a time, and our theme is "Make America Great Again." Ryan evidently didn't get the memo.