Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $23,161
Woo hoo!! And the first 27% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: chat

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • "Heaven is for Real" Review

    "Heaven is for Real" Review A couple of years ago some people in the church in which I served at the time began asking me one by one about a book they had read. While they had really liked the book, they had some questions about it and some things just didn't seem right to them. So I concluded that it was my duty at that point to guessed it...The Shack. I read the book and posted a strongly critical review online as a way to help people see the danger in that novel.
  • Your Favorite Biblical Movie?

    04/18/2014 8:41:31 PM PDT · by MNDude · 92 replies
    There are lots of Biblical Movies coming out this year (Son of God, Noah), but I don't think many compare to some of the older ones (like Ten Commandments, Passion of the Christ). What is your favorite Biblical movie?
  • One Solitary Life

    04/18/2014 8:10:30 AM PDT · by MNDude · 6 replies
    He was born in an obscure village The child of a peasant woman He grew up in another obscure village Where he worked in a carpenter shop Until he was thirty when public opinion turned against him He never wrote a book He never held an office He never went to college He never visited a big city He never travelled more than two hundred miles From the place where he was born He did none of the things Usually associated with greatness He had no credentials but himself He was only thirty three His friends ran away One of...
  • Dennis Prager--Why the Jews are so hated..

    04/15/2014 3:33:13 PM PDT · by MNDude · 68 replies
    Today I was listening to Dennis Prager's show during lunch and he kept saying how hated the Jews are that so many countries in the world wish to exterminate Israel, and have wished to throughout all of history. He would keep saying, I'll tell you after this commercial break why I think the Jews are so hated. Then he would go on talking some more about why there were so hated. At 1:50, I had to be back at my office, and he still hadn't stated why he believes the Jews are so hated. Did anyone listen to the end...
  • KFC Chicken Corsage Being Sold Just in Time for Prom Season

    04/15/2014 9:16:34 AM PDT · by illiac · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/15/14 | Brietbart
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 14 (UPI) -- As part of a partnership between KFC and Nanz and Kraft Florists, prom-goers who want to bring their date something special now have the chance to surprise them with a chicken corsage. According to Nanz and Kraft, the corsage will “will make your date’s eyes light up and her mouth water.” Only 100 chicken corsages are available and the store has already sold 15 of them, according to the New York Daily News. “Just like the last piece of chicken in the bucket, when they’re gone, they’re gone.”
  • What is your crazy "get in trouble as a kid" story?

    04/12/2014 6:32:44 PM PDT · by MNDude · 161 replies
    Almost everyone has a story of something where did something so dumb and crazy as a kid that their parents ground them for a long time. Rode the family horse to town? Let a homeless guy sleep over in your parents bed while they were out of town? What is your story that you're lucky to be alive after your parents found out?
  • Brazilian Soccer Players Are Banned From Having ‘Acrobatic’ Sex During The World Cup

    04/10/2014 7:06:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | 4/9/14
    ...We know Brazil's [teams wives and girlfriends] will be there, the country’s hosting of the tournament ensures that, and head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari accepts it. He just forbids his players from doing one thing. “The players can have normal sex during the World Cup,” Scolari said in Lisbon on Monday. “Usually normal sex is done in balanced way, but there are certain forms, certain ways and others who do acrobatics. And that, no.”
  • Personal computer HELP request

    04/10/2014 6:07:40 AM PDT · by BobNative · 27 replies
    Personal question | April 10, 2014 | Self
    Recently I could not get my copy of Adobe FlashPlayer to work. I have tried to reload it a couple of times, with NO success. I am on a Windows based system. Any suggestions??? Many, many THANKS for your help!
  • Vancouver man goes berserk in downtown Tim Hortons

    04/09/2014 8:39:32 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 33 replies
    National Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | Gordon McIntyre, Postmedia News
    A man went berserk inside a downtown Vancouver Tim Horton’s on Monday morning — smashing windows, throwing chairs and ripping equipment off the counter. The man entered the Tims at 756 Davie St., near Howe, and asked for a coffee at 11:45 a.m. When told to line up, he pulled the fire alarm, then threw two chairs at the windows, shattering them and landing on the sidewalk outside. He proceeding to rip a debit machine and cash register from their moorings and smash them on the ground, before picking up several more chairs and shattering more windows. Those chairs also...
  • NBC asks viewers for better sitcom ideas

    04/09/2014 6:35:11 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 148 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 8, 2014 | James Hibbert
    The broadcast network announced “an unprecedented effort to discover fresh comedic voices” on Tuesday by launching a national campaign offering aspiring comedy writers from around the country the chance to pitch their sitcom ideas. [snip]
  • Nascar SCS Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Rwy Sat April 12 on FOX at 6:30 PM ET

    04/08/2014 7:39:22 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 258 replies
  • Nascar SCS Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday April 6 on FOX at 3:00 PM ET

    04/01/2014 7:36:22 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 535 replies
  • Question on Social Justice?

    03/30/2014 12:54:53 PM PDT · by MNDude · 20 replies
    Does anyone know who first coined and started using the term "social justice"?
  • What 3 Republicans would you trade for what 3 democrats?

    03/28/2014 11:01:33 PM PDT · by MNDude · 34 replies
    Remember how on wrestling a good guy would turn heel and start working for Jimmy Hart? Or sometimes a bad guy wrestler would turn good and team up with Hulk Hogan? If you could trade any 3 so called republicans in exchange for any 3 democrats, who would it be? Obama might seem nice because if he turned to the other side, he would be completely dedicated to republican causes, but then again he would still be incompetent and the media wouldn't let him get away with making horrible blunders. It'd might be nice to trade off John McCain and...
  • Nascar SCS STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway Sunday March 30 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    03/25/2014 7:15:39 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 207 replies
  • Best and Worst Comic Strips?

    03/21/2014 8:24:30 PM PDT · by MNDude · 144 replies
    In your opinion, what is the best comic strip to ever appear in newspapers (like Peanuts or whatever) and what is your most hated comic strip?
  • Nascar SCS Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway Sunday March 23 on FOX at 3:00 PM ET

    03/19/2014 8:31:48 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 260 replies
  • Young pipers descend on capital for contest

    03/17/2014 11:55:09 AM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 11 replies
    Herald Scotland ^ | 10 March 2014 | Jody Harrison
    YOUNG pipers raised the roof at Broughton High School in Edinburgh as the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships got under way. Pupils from 98 different schools travelled from across the country to compete in the event and demonstrate their mastery of traditional Scottish music. A record number of youngsters took part in the championships, which are in their second year, with many getting their first taste of performing in public. Bands travelled from as far away as the Outer Hebrides and the Scottish Borders to compete in a variety of categories ranging from debut and experienced to a unique "freestyle"...
  • Fashion Designer L'Wren Scott Found Dead in Apparent Suicide in NYC

    03/17/2014 10:05:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 76 replies ^ | 3/17/14 | Good Morning America
    Fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found dead today in her Manhattan apartment of an apparent suicide, according to New York police. She was 47 years old. According to authorities, police were called to her Chelsea apartment at 10:05 a.m. and found her body. A medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Scott was a renowned stylist and fashion designer whose clothes have been worn by A-listers including Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie and Penelope Cruz. In February, she announced that she had canceled her London Fashion Week show.
  • Cold and snow returns after brief period of warmth

    03/12/2014 6:15:27 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 12, 2014 | HERBERT G. McCANN
    Another storm dealt yet another wintery blast to the snow-weary Midwest and a blizzard warning was issued in upstate New York on Wednesday after a day or so of spring-like temperatures teased the region.
  • [Bullied NFL Player] Jonathan Martin Traded To 49ers For Conditional Pick

    03/11/2014 10:11:02 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 11 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 11 March 2014 | Ross Jones
    Offensive tackle Jonathan Martin - at the center of one of the NFL's biggest controversies this past season - is heading back to the Bay Area after the Dolphins traded him to the 49ers for a conditional pick Tuesday night.
  • Nascar SCS Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday March 16 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    03/11/2014 8:00:53 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 188 replies
  • Police arrest 73 at UMass "Blarney Blowout" party

    03/10/2014 3:52:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    AP ^ | March 10, 2014
    AMHERST, Mass. - A pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration near the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts on Saturday spiraled out of control, pitting police in riot gear against thousands of drunken and unruly revelers at the annual "Blarney Blowout." There were more than 70 arrests and four officers were injured in the clashes that included some students throwing beer bottles, cans and snowballs, officials said.

    03/08/2014 5:49:29 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 83 replies
    poll daddy ^ | March 8, 2014 | poll daddy
  • Nascar SCS KOBALT 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday March 9 on FOX at 3:00 PM ET

    03/04/2014 7:46:50 PM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 143 replies
  • R.I.P. Tim Wilson

    02/27/2014 5:06:19 AM PST · by Abathar · 16 replies ^ | Thursday February 27, 2014 |
    Regular listeners to this show know that Tim is a friend and a brother to all of us at the Bob & Tom Show. It is a very difficult day, and we couldn't be more saddened by the passing of a comedy legend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim's loved ones. Tim's first appearance on the show took place on April 13, 1995. His first bit played on the Bob & Tom Show was "Acid Country." "Tim is a brother to all of us at the BOB & TOM Show," said Tom Griswold. "He had a comedic voice like...
  • Franny Beecher, guitarist for the Comets

    02/26/2014 6:45:35 AM PST · by Phillyred · 9 replies ^ | Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 1:08 AM
    Franny Beecher, 92, lead guitarist for Bill Haley and His Comets, the band that helped begin the rock-and-roll era with the 1955 hit "Rock Around the Clock," died in his sleep Monday at a nursing home near Philadelphia, his daughter Pauline Grinstead said. The Comets, whose hits also included "See You Later Alligator," is credited by some music historians with having recorded the first rock-and-roll song in 1953 with "Crazy Man, Crazy," the group's biography on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website says. Francis Beecher was born in 1921 in Norristown. He started playing guitar before crowds when...
  • I’m Not a Child. I Am a Dog.

    02/25/2014 11:47:21 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 47 replies
    Rumpy Dog ^ | February 21, 2014 | Rumpy Dog
    In case you haven’t heard, an Alaskan Malamute killed a 6 day old baby in Wales this week. The dad had brought the dog home from the pub several months earlier because someone said they were going to get rid of it. This news makes me incredibly sad. It also makes me painfully aware that the breed may soon be as demonized as the Pit Bull. But humans also carry some responsibility for this tragedy. What with your fanciful ideas about dogs and such. So at the risk of upsetting some of my readers, let me state what should be...
  • Nascar SCS The Profit on CNBC at Phoenix Int'l Raceway Sunday March 2 on FOX at 3:00 PM ET

    02/25/2014 8:03:33 PM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 175 replies
  • It’s NOT just the 2nd (second) Amendment for dummies time.

    02/25/2014 11:02:56 AM PST · by Stanwood_Dave · 34 replies
    2/25/14 | David Peter Guadalupe
    My Clif-Notes version first: 2nd (second) Amendment & See Article I, Section 8, paragraph 11 and the founders had both weapons of MASS DESTRUCTION (canons) and equal to today 2014, A-K 47’s FULLY AUTO in their personal possession, i.e., their superior hunting rifle’s. Although not FULLY AUTO, they did have in their possession the MOST ADVANCE[D] RIFLE’S of the time 1775-6. Oh, and those ADVANCE[D] RIFLE’S were used for hunting, both duck’s & British.
  • What three movie characters so you hate the most?

    02/22/2014 9:12:02 PM PST · by MNDude · 285 replies
    What three movie characters of all time do you hate the most? They may be the the evilist most merciless villian like the emperor in Gladiator, or just a smarmy self-righteous protagonist or whatever you want.
  • Lego Movie. Anyone seen it?

    02/20/2014 11:39:48 AM PST · by MNDude · 22 replies
    I'm hearing about the Lego Movie come up in conversation a lot lately. Has anyone here seen it? Is it any good?
  • Nascar SCS Daytona 500 at Daytona Intl Speedway Sunday February 23 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    02/18/2014 8:06:31 PM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 568 replies
  • Panel OKs bill on in-state education for illegal immigrants in Tennessee

    02/14/2014 5:55:32 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    .lebanondemocrat ^ | FEB 13, 2014 | ANDY SHER
    NASHVILLE (MCT) – Despite opposition from some members of his own party, Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, on Wednesday persuaded a key panel to approve his bill allowing U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants living in Tennessee to attend public colleges paying in-state tuition rates. Among his arguments to reluctant fellow Republicans who dominate Senate Education Committee members? They need to vote yes from a "pure greed function," Gardenhire explained as he led members through statistics showing college-educated children of illegal immigrant pay far more in taxes than they receive in government benefits. "These people aren't draining us," Gardenhire said. "It's the...
  • Senator hopes to provide healthcare to immigrants lacking legal status

    02/14/2014 4:34:43 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    .latimes. ^ | February 14, 2014 | Soumya Karlamangla
    State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced legislation Friday that would allow immigrants without legal status to receive or buy health insurance through the state. Such immigrants are the single-largest group of people who remain uninsured under the Affordable Care Act. The national law explicitly bars immigrants without legal status from receiving any kind of federal money, which means that in California, they can't buy insurance through the Covered California exchange, or qualify for the state's low-income health plan, Medi-Cal. "Healthcare for everyone should mean everyone," Lara said at a news conference Friday in Los Angeles. "Only when we include...
  • East Haven woman targeted by scammer who claimed he was going to shoot her brother

    02/14/2014 3:25:32 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 1 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | 02/14/14, | Mercy A. Quaye,
    EAST HAVEN >> A 53-year-old woman received a call Thursday and was told her brother was being held captive and would be shot unless she complied with the caller’s demands. The frightening call is like a scam Milford police have been investigating recently with a similar description and story-line. So far no arrests have been made as a result of that investigation, but police have said the scam is costing victims thousands of dollars. It was about 6 p.m. when the woman, who asked not to be named, received the call. She said she was washing dishes when the phone...
  • Obama tells Democrats he's limited on immigration actions

    02/14/2014 2:35:43 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 1 replies ^ | February 14, 2014 | Michael A. Memoli and Lisa Mascaro
    CAMBRIDGE, Md. -- President Obama told House Democrats on Friday that his executive power to help immigrants who are in the U.S. without legal status is limited and urged them to keep pressing for legislation to overhaul the immigration system. "Don't take your foot off the pedal," the president said in remarks to a closed-door meeting of his Democratic allies, who were gathered for the party's annual issues retreat on the Eastern Shore. Hopes have substantially dimmed for immigration law changes this year after House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) downplayed the chances that the chamber's Republican majority would take...
  • Residents question checkpoint in Brownsville

    02/14/2014 1:45:25 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies ^ | 02.12.2014 | Marcy Martinez
    A heavily populated area in Brownsville got some heavy police presence Wednesday. Brownsville police officers set up a checkpoint on Honeydale to check license and registrations and to watch out for speeders. Some people were not happy about it. But Eliza Panciera welcomed the surprise initiative to deter unsafe driving in her neighborhood. "I think they should come out here every day." Eliza has seen firsthand the dangers of speeding here. "One time a car came fast around the corner and ended flipping over there." Some vehicles have even ended up in a canal that runs right next to Eliza's...
  • Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Run?

    02/14/2014 9:48:24 AM PST · by illiac · 59 replies
    National Journal ^ | 2/14/14 | Charlie Cook
    At least every week now, there is a new story supporting the narrative of an inevitable 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential bid. Indeed, the conventional wisdom is that it is an absolute certainty that she will run. If anyone is currently saying, flat out, that Hillary isn't running, I haven't come across them. Is the inevitability of her run really as certain as the conventional wisdom suggests, and further, is it unfolding in an optimal manner for the potential candidate? In all likelihood, Clinton will not make a final, "go-or-no-go" decision until early next year, after the dust has settled from...
  • 70-Year-Old Nurse Savagely Beaten by Patient After Removing His Catheter

    02/11/2014 1:20:06 PM PST · by Gritty · 144 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 11, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    A 70-year-old nurse, who was described by her co-worker as a “sweet old lady,” was knocked to the floor and beaten repeatedly in the head until she was unconscious. The attacker was the patient for whom she was caring. On Friday afternoon, Evelyn Lynch was taking out the catheter of 40-year-old Kwincii Jones as she was preparing to discharge him from Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, NY. Police reported that Jones struck the nurse on the head and kicked her in the face, causing serious injuries. “I actually hear she was a sweet...
  • Nascar SCS Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway

    02/09/2014 11:37:43 AM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 143 replies
  • RadioShack to close about 500 stores: WSJ

    02/04/2014 12:52:54 PM PST · by illiac · 77 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2/4/14 | Wall Street Journal
    <p>I know our local RS is not doing well...never anyone in the store...</p>
  • Fight promoter: Mexican boxer Gonzalez dies after knockout

    02/04/2014 9:05:06 AM PST · by libstripper · 11 replies
    AP, through Fox Sports ^ | Feb 3, 2014 | AP Staff
    A fight promoter says Mexican featherweight boxer Oscar ''Fantasma'' Gonzalez has died after being knocked out in the 10th round of a bout Saturday.
  • President gets Obamacare blowback in online chat

    02/02/2014 4:28:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/31/14 | Dave Boyer
    **SNIP** Rebecca Stewart of Covington, Ky., told the president she has had “a really panicked experience” trying to learn whether her 10-year-old son can continue with his specialist physician. “I cannot keep my plan, which I like,” Mrs. Stewart told the president. “I’ve spent weeks with days on the phone getting confidently delivered wrong answers, conflicting information, and it’s becoming quite obvious to me that a lot of agencies, almost every one I’ve talked to, is having a lot of trouble figuring out the new rules.” Mr. Obama, taking part in the online chat from the White House, promised to...
  • Who really has more biracial families?

    01/30/2014 3:40:47 PM PST · by MNDude · 58 replies
    Recently MSNBC made the statement that the "right wing" would hate a biracial family. A page on Twitter made by conservatives with biracial families immediately went up: When I think about it, I can't help but wonder who is really more apt to have a "biracial" family? I suspect it's conservatives by a long-shot, here's why: 1. From what I've seen, middle class and upper class liberals usually seem content to have their one or two biological children. Conservatives tend to have larger families. Almost all of the children adopted from China, Guatemala, Korea, and Africa have been from...
  • Christiequiddick

    01/09/2014 12:37:33 PM PST · by matt1234 · 47 replies
    Vanity ^ | 1/9/2014 | Vanity
    Your mission--if you choose to accept it--is to write one sentence or phrase that compares Chris Christie to Ted Kennedy.
  • Who has had the worst effect on America Culture?

    01/04/2014 8:08:58 AM PST · by MNDude · 95 replies
    What three people do you think have had the worst influence on American culture? I don't mean by public figures who successfully passed legislation that hurt our country, but those who's public lives dragged our culture down by normalizing or advocating a negative behavior.
  • ...Vikings punter Chris Kluwe claims he was sacked for speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage

    01/02/2014 2:37:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/2/14 | David Mccormack
    Ex-Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has said he is ‘pretty confident’ that he was cut from the team last May for being an out-spoken advocate for same-sex marriage. Kluwe has also accused Vikings coach Mike Priefer - currently a contender to become the team’s next head coach - of being a bigot who repeatedly used homophobic language in front him and told him he would ‘wind up burning in hell with the gays.’ The player, whose playing stats were above average, believes his problems began in the fall of 2012 when he started to speak out against the Minnesota Gay...
  • Chris Kluwe blasts Vikings organization, accuses them of bigotry

    01/02/2014 2:24:59 PM PST · by detective · 42 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 01/02/2014 | Jimmy Traina
    In an explosive column written for Deadspin, former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he is "pretty confident" his May release from the team was because of his outspoken support of gay marriage. Kluwe also accuses Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer of being a bigot and blasts former coach Leslie Frazier and general manager Rick Spielman, calling them cowards.
  • 2014 Rose Parade Grand Marshal Vin Scully on Emotional Moment in Sportscasting

    01/01/2014 7:36:49 AM PST · by doug from upland · 22 replies
    KTLA ^ | 1-1-14
    Enjoy the short video clip of Vin Scully, 2014 Rose Parade Grand Marshal VIN SCULLY TALKS ABOUT BEST MEMORY