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  • Nascar SCS Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Sun., July 5 on NBC at 7:45 PM ET

    07/01/2015 6:12:38 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 37 replies
  • Movie review: 'Max' a tear-jerker tale of military dog and the boy he bonds with

    06/27/2015 7:46:06 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 20 replies
    Tulsa world ^ | 6/27/15 | Michael Smith
    Best friend. Hero. Marine. Max is all of these, and what’s more, he’s a dog. “Max” is also a movie, and as a family film mixed with adventure-film intensity, it’s something to woof home about. You may think you’re looking at a German shepherd, but Max is a Belgian Malinois, a member of the sheep-herding family to be sure. But this is a breed so strong, agile, smart and hard-working that it has become in many corners the “dog of choice” among the military as well as law enforcement. The movie is a work of fiction, but it is an...
  • So, Chief Justice Roberts, How was the Lobotomy?

    06/25/2015 9:10:12 PM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 63 replies
    His Master's Voice | 6/25/2015 | HMV
    Sorry it reduced your competence so dramatically. A first-year law student knows that the role of the Supreme Court is to rule on the legality of a law, not to interpret what it might say. As the Chief Justice of the highest court in the land, you have irreparably damaged the legal system of the United States of America and the separation of powers between branches. The chaos that will ensue will render our our entire legal system useless, and have the potential to bring about the collapse of our entire way of life. Benjamin Franklin tells us that a...
  • Nascar SCS Toyota-Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway June Sun. 28 on FOX Sports 1 at 3:00 PM ET

    06/25/2015 5:30:49 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 37 replies
  • De Niro lights up Armani front row as menswear goes feminine ["Men" wearing lace]

    06/24/2015 11:03:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | 6/23/15 | Colleen Barry
    ....Women's dressing went mainstream for men like never before during Milan Fashion Week, which ended its four-day run on Tuesday. Gucci was the most extreme with lace shorts, satiny bow tops and floral suits — all for men.... ....Armani kept the showroom dark ahead of its preview show, certainly to show off the Giorgio Armani signature cast on the wall but perhaps also to give cover to actor Robert De Niro in the front row. Still, photographers spotted him and his wife Grace Highland and swarmed the couple with flashes. After the show, De Niro, dressed in a white shirt...
  • “Believe Again!” Is Ted Cruz Cribbing Bobby Jindal’s 2016 Slogan?

    06/23/2015 8:21:21 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 41 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | June 23, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    Exhibit A: Ted Cruz’s campaign has been promoting a big rally in Des Moines, Iowa this Saturday under the optimistic, if somewhat vague, tagline, “Believe Again.” more...
  • Look What Awful Thing Just Happened To Another Clinton White House Employee…A Hillary Hire

    06/22/2015 6:20:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 22, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    For years, the so-called “Clinton Body Count” has been the subject of speculation and investigation, fueling all sorts of elaborate and extensive conspiracy theories. Given the deaths of dozens of people associated with Bill and Hillary Clinton — from James McDougal and Vince Foster to Ed Willey and Jerry Parks — amateur sleuths have worked up a lengthy list of Clinton confidants or critics who have died under mysterious, suspicious, or unexplained circumstances. Now, with what’s just been reported about the fate of the former White House executive chef — a man hired by then-first lady Hillary Clinton in April...
  • Mussolini's husband arraigned

    06/22/2015 8:19:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    ANSA ^ | 6-22-15
    Rome prosecutors on Monday arraigned the husband of prominent Forza Italia (FI) politician Alessandra Mussolini on underage prostitution charges.     Floriani faces one to six years in prison if found guilty of being a client of two teen prostitutes working out of an apartment in the upscale Parioli neighborhood.     Eight ringleaders of the teen bordello have already been convicted. These include barman and pimp Mirko Ieni, who was sentenced to ten years behind bars. Army Corporal Major Nunzio Pizzacalla got seven years and the mother of one of the teens was sentenced to six years and loss of parental...
  • Shoplifters Spotted Shoving Hamburgers Down Pants

    06/18/2015 3:40:24 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Consumerist ^ | June 18, 2015
    Two men California were sort of shuffling around a supermarket without purchasing anything. One of the men was wearing very baggy pants, and store employees later told police that it was obvious something had been shoved inside his trousers. When the staff confronted him, his pants fell down, revealing ill-gotten hamburgers.
  • Hugh "Yusha" Auchincloss III, Jackie Kennedy's Step-Brother, Dies

    06/16/2015 5:42:59 AM PDT · by Borges · 7 replies
    patch,com ^ | 6/15/2015 | MARK SCHIELDROP
    Hugh D. ”Yusha” Auchincloss III, the step-brother of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has died. Auchincloss lived at Hammersmith Farm in Newport, a summer cottage property that the Auchincloss family owned for generations and was the backdrop for John F. Kennedy and Jackie’s storied wedding reception. Auchincloss was the son of Hugh Dudley Auchincloss Jr., a stockbroker and lawyer who married Nina Gore, the mother of Gore Vidal; and Janet Lee Bouvier, the mother of Jacqueline Bouvier, who later married the President. A source close to the family confirmed that Auchincloss died over the weekend. He was 87. Auchincloss was 14 when...
  • Nascar SCS Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan Intl Spwy June Sun. 14 on FOX Sports 1 at 1:00 PM ET

    06/10/2015 8:44:47 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 85 replies
  • Man dressed as woman wanted in Walmart peeping incident

    06/10/2015 12:49:21 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 61 replies
    myfoxphilly.com ^ | June 9, 2015 | MyFoxDC.com Web Producer
    <p>WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Police in Prince William County are looking for a cross-dressing man wanted in a peeping incident.</p> <p>A 53-year-old woman told police that she saw the suspect in the bathroom of the Walmart at 14000 Worth Ave in Woodbridge on May 15.</p>
  • God never gives you more than you can handle...

    06/10/2015 11:41:33 AM PDT · by MNDude · 74 replies
    I was listening a little bit to Dennis Prager yesterday, and his Ultimate Issues issue of the day was about when people try to comfort someone suffering by telling them "don't worry, God never gives you more than you can handle." I just heard a little bit of the program, but his stance was these are the least comforting words ever created and this is not found in the Bible. What are your thoughts on this saying?
  • The vehicles of Section 8 Housing (Vanity)

    06/08/2015 6:50:06 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 108 replies
    Me | 6/8/15 | Me
    You won't find this on any local news, but what is happening is a crime on a massive scale. Here's the story. My friend works at a section 8 apartment complex, which means that the taxpayers pay most of the rent there. Last week he sent me this picture of a late model Jaguar parked at his complex. His caption of the picture was "Section 8, rent always late". I asked him how much was their rent. "It just went up, to $80." A MONTH?!! "A month." This means that taxpayers are providing the Jag owner over $1,000 a month...
  • WATCH: How NOT To Capsize When Crossing The Bar

    06/06/2015 7:26:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    gCaptain ^ | June 4, 2015 | John Konrad
    Curious how NOT to capsize your fishing vessel in heavy seas? New Zealand journalist Geoff Mackley decided to visit the infamous Greymouth Bar, grab the saltiest old sea-captain he could find; an unintelligible yet undeniably talented Kiwi fisherman, and ask that very question. The dialogue in this video is impossible to understand but, trust us, amid the profanity is secret to heavy surf shiphandling.
  • Nascar SCS Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway June Sun. 7 on FOX Sports 1 at 1:00 PM ET

    06/03/2015 4:44:36 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 87 replies
  • Spain's Little 'Prince' Shamed for Racist Rant

    06/01/2015 8:21:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 01 Jun 2015
    Spain's royal bad boy has hit the headlines again after shouting racist abuse at a teenage boy who criticised him for attempting to jump the queue at a Madrid theme park. From King Juan Carlos’ rumoured affairs to Princess Cristina’s fraud trial, the Spanish royal family is never far from another controversy and now the next generation of Spanish royals are living up to their family’s reputation. King Felipe’s nephew, Felipe Juan Frolián de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y Borbón, known as Frolián, threw a hissy fit last week when, like a mere commoner, he had to wait in...
  • When did you give up MSM news?

    05/30/2015 11:15:01 AM PDT · by MNDude · 113 replies
    I am making two presumptions here: 1. There was a time most of us would sit and watch 30 minutes of Peter Jennings, or Brokaw, or CNN in the PM to find out what was happening in the world. 2. Most of us here no longer watch any MSM news. If my presumptions are right, what was it that caused you to finally boycott MSM news forever? Was there some final straw that caused that decision?
  • Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.

    05/27/2015 9:07:00 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 48 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 05/27/2015 | Yahoo
    Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.
  • Nascar SCS FedEx 400 at Dover Intl Speedway Sunday, May 31 on FOX Sports 1 at 6:00 PM ET

    05/27/2015 4:33:34 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 91 replies
  • Two Words Can Show You Whose Side Obama Is On

    05/26/2015 1:21:32 PM PDT · by scouter · 18 replies
    Short Vanity | 5/26/15 | Scouter
    Do you remember back in the 2008 election when Barack Obama derisively said: "... and you go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, like a lot of small towns in the midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they’ve gone through the Clinton admininistration and the Bush administration and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are going to regenerate and they have not. So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter and they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them...
  • PETA Demands Bar Change Its Name Because ‘Ye Olde Fighting Cocks’ Is Offensive to Chickens

    05/20/2015 5:52:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | 5-20-2015 | Katherine Timpf
    May 20, 2015 PETA Demands Bar Change Its Name Because ‘Ye Olde Fighting Cocks’ Is Offensive to ChickensPETA wants “Ye Olde Clever Cocks” instead.By Katherine Timpf People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to the oldest bar in Britain on Monday demanding that it change its historic name because “Ye Olde Fighting Cocks” is offensive to chickens. PETA director Mimi Bekhechi said the name should be changed to “Ye Olde Clever Cocks” because that would “celebrate chickens as the intelligent, sensitive and social animals they are,” according to an article in the Mirror. The pub is Britain’s...
  • Whippet hurled from car at 50mph and left to die on motorway [tr]

    05/13/2015 8:24:34 AM PDT · by pabianice · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/12/15 | McLelland
    Abandoned pet found on road with broken bones and deep bite marks Thrown from car after being used as bait for blood-thirsty killer dogs Somehow avoided traffic, but still broke leg and punctured lung Rescued by two animal lovers who took £3,000 loan to pay for his surgery Twisted dog-fighters got rid of a whippet used for baiting killer devil dogs by throwing it from a car at 50mph on a packed motorway. The cruel owners tossed the helpless dog out the window and on to the road surface of the M56 in Cheshire after it had already been badly...
  • Nascar SCS Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway May Sun. 24 on FOX at 7:00 PM ET

    05/13/2015 6:34:14 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 192 replies
  • U.S. News' 10 Best High Schools, 2015 [red states dominate, some purple, no solid blue]

    05/12/2015 5:14:18 PM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Alexandra Pannoni
    1. School for the Talented and Gifted. Dallas, Texas. For the fourth consecutive year, the School for the Talented and Gifted, a Dallas magnet school known as TAG, was ranked as the No. 1 public high school in the country. BASIS Scottsdale in Arizona took second place in the national rankings for the second year in a row 3. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Alexandria, Virginia. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia moved up one spot to No. 3 4. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology. Lawrenceville, Georgia. Jefferson traded places with...
  • What Historical Event Should Be a Movie?

    05/08/2015 8:29:27 PM PDT · by MNDude · 145 replies
    If you could take any historical event and have it made into a movie (and it would be made to your liking) which historical event would it be? Hannibal? Maccabees? Etc.
  • Nascar SCS Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Spdwy May Sat. 9 on FOX Sports 1 at 7:30 PM ET

    05/06/2015 7:35:43 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 73 replies
  • Thank You Facebook

    05/06/2015 8:49:28 AM PDT · by MNDude · 106 replies
    I am in the process of hiring some candidates for some job positions. It's incredible what a wonderful resource FaceBook has been in helping me screen candidates and not waste my time interviewing (God forbid hiring) many candidates. Ms. Smith: a cover letter showing enthusiasm. Resume shows relevant experience. I check out FaceBook. She has neon blue hair and a nose ring. NOPE! Ms. Dow: A perfectly written cover letter highlighting how she's a fit for the job. The resume reinforces this. A trip to Facebook shows "B****es will F**** your man!" is the first statement she has posted on...
  • Fall of Saigon (photo essay from the last days)

    05/04/2015 7:17:15 PM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | Unknown
    This week marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the final hours of America’s long conflict in southeast Asia. Here’s a look back at images from those last chaotic days.
  • Boston Marathon bomber cries, wipes eyes as aunt takes stand

    05/04/2015 5:06:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 4/5/15 | Denise Lavoie
    BOSTON (AP) -- For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial. Tsarnaev, 21, wiped tears from his eyes quickly and fidgeted in his chair as his mother's sister sobbed uncontrollably. He had maintained a disinterested expression since his trial began in January. The aunt, Patimat Suleimanova, cried as she sat down about 10 feet from Tsarnaev. The tears began falling before she began to testify, and she was only able to answer questions about her...
  • NOW 14 KNOWN SLAVEHOLDING ANCESTORS OF BEN AFFLECK THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH

    05/01/2015 8:29:47 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/29/15 | Patrick leahy
    Hollywood movie star Ben Affleck has two additional slaveholding ancestors. S.L. Speisseger, who owned 3 slaves in Chatham County Georgia in 1840, according to 1840 U.S. Census, and Georgia A. Speissegger Cole, who owned 1 slave in 1863 and 1864, according to Savannah and Chatham County, Georgia tax digests found by the Daily Beast. This brings the total number of Affleck’s known slaveholding ancestors to 14, and the number of slaves either owned or “held” as a trustee or on behalf of an estate by these ancestors to 242.
  • Vanity: Is the Race Of the Six Baltimore Cops Known?

    04/30/2015 7:56:40 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 35 replies
    my fevered brain | today | me
    I've looked and been unable to find any news story that says whether the six cops who were involved in moving Mr. Grey were Black, White, Hispanic (or, I suppose, other). It's my understanding that five of the six have given statements to the investigators and one, presumably for Fifth Amendment reasons, hasn't. The race of the cops is obviously relevant but i haven't seen anything that says what race(s) they are. The wisdom and knowledge of all Freepers will be gratefully accepted.
  • Giffords Family Collection on display at Arizona State Museum

    04/29/2015 10:00:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    kvoa.com ^ | 4/27/2015 | Monica Garcia
    The majority of the art was collected by Gloria Giffords, former Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords mother, who says she hopes people will see the art as an inspiration.
  • Nascar SCS GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway May Sun. 3 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    04/29/2015 6:57:53 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 129 replies
  • Dreams take flight at Half Moon Bay motor show

    04/26/2015 6:52:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/26/2015 | Joe Rodriguez
    On a bright and breezy Sunday, this picturesque beach town became a fantasyland for motorheads dreaming that a souped-up car, sexy motorcycle or vintage warplane can take them anywhere -- even into the past or future.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 24 April 2015

    04/23/2015 5:56:26 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 162 replies
    April 23, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • Nascar SCS Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Intnl Raceway April Sat. 25 on Fox at 7:00 PM ET

    04/22/2015 7:57:55 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 71 replies
  • 'Newscaster' Soledad O'Brien Shushed Crowd at Lefty Earth Day Concert. (ME,ME,ME!)

    04/21/2015 8:02:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 4/20/2015 | Tim Graham
    Washington Post music critic Chris Richards wrote up Saturday’s Earth Day festivities on the national Mall on the front of Monday’s Style section. The headline was “At Earth Day rally, it was the message that needed saving.” Richards liked the music, but didn’t like the talking. For example: “The event’s hosts, newscaster Soledad O’Brien and Black Eyed Peas bandleader Will.I.Am, appeared to have a rough time of it. O’Brien, either frustrated by glitchy teleprompters or perhaps not clear on how a concert works, actually shushed the crowd at one point.”
  • Man Makes Final Request in Obituary – And It Involves Hillary Clinton

    04/19/2015 10:54:46 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    IJ Review ^ | April 19, 2015 | Kyle Becker
    Obituaries can be an unexpected source of amusement, and an 81-year-old North Carolina man didn’t let the world down. “Larry Darrell Upright, 81, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at CMC- NorthEast in Concord. Darrell was born Aug. 15, 1933, in Cabarrus County to the late Arthur and Mary Ruth Upright. He was also preceded in death by his son, Joel Allen Upright. He is survived by his beloved wife and devoted caregiver, Colleen McDonald Upright; son Michael D. Upright; daughter Jill Upright McLain and husband Phil; granddaughters McKenzie Upright Brady and husband Logan, Lindsay McLain Leece and husband Jason...
  • Your most embarrassing moment story

    04/18/2015 6:55:21 PM PDT · by MNDude · 46 replies
    The girls basketball team walked in you while you were showering in the locker room? You gave a speech before a crowd with your zipper down? What is your story of your most embarrassing moment? Or if you have a better story about someone you know that had an extremely embarrassing moment, share that!
  • Ideas for a wager?

    04/15/2015 6:45:53 AM PDT · by MNDude · 12 replies
    I think it's time for another FreeRepublic Wager. Basically, we decide on an event that's going to happen one way or another shortly. (Like who would win a sporting event, or if someone on trial is found guilty or not guilty.) Everyone makes their predictions, then after the event has passed, those who predicted incorrectly agrees to pay $20 in donations to FreeRepublic. Several months ago, we had a thread on how SCOTUS will rule on Obamacare (still pending), and hopefully everyone will keep to their pledge if they predicted wrong. So...your ideas?
  • Nascar SCS Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway April Sun. 19 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    04/14/2015 8:05:34 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 111 replies
  • If you went back in time 1000 years...

    04/12/2015 6:20:17 PM PDT · by MNDude · 221 replies
    If you time traveled back to 1015, would you have enough modern knowledge and education to improve your llfe? I mean like could you invent gunpowder or serious medical advancements, etc?
  • Frozen Four: PC 4 -- BU 3

    04/11/2015 7:28:06 PM PDT · by Labyrinthos · 19 replies
    Vanity | April 11, 2015 | Me
    PC beats BU to win its first NCAA Hockey Championship. FYI -- PC is one of of the few Catholic colleges that is still an a Catholic college.
  • Nascar SCS Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway April Sat. 11 on FOX at 7:30 PM ET

    04/08/2015 12:16:43 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 79 replies
  • If you could undo one historical event, which would it be? (Liberal insanity)

    A liberal sent me a link to this site. It's amazing which are the historical events liberals would most like to erase. 1.The Destruction of Alexandria's Great Library (most votes. I can definitely see the historical importance, but doubt I would have that as my top pick!) 2.Elian Gonzalez and the Butterfly Effect. 4. Hitler, Berchtold, Constantine. (Hitler would be an easy choice, but then they make Constantine part of the choice?) 7. Erase the advent of agriculture (Serious?? Why don't they just wish the big bang never happened? I guess some how in their twisted minds they just know...
  • Goodbye Ashley Judd

    04/04/2015 8:17:56 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 16 replies
    TNT ^ | 04/05/2015 | Vanity
    Ashley you can leave Indy NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Take your Wildcats with you.
  • Where's Morgana?

    04/04/2015 2:42:07 PM PDT · by MNDude · 47 replies
    I usually would not inquire on the whereabouts of another Freeper, but it seems a little odd to come to FR during Holy Week, and not see anything from Morgana. Anyone heard from her?
  • Your biggest childhood fear(s)?

    03/29/2015 9:07:05 PM PDT · by MNDude · 114 replies
    Almost everyone had something that freaked them out or downright terrified them when they were kids-- a neighbor's big dog, sleestaks on TV, or the monster in the closet? Tell your story of what most scared you as a kid.
  • Nascar SCS STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway March Sun. 29 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    03/25/2015 8:35:16 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 55 replies