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  • Axeslinger's opus...

    05/31/2016 2:19:09 PM PDT · by Axeslinger II · 191 replies
    A few days ago | Axeslinger
    Apparently this never got posted here because of the limitations of probation, so here you go: we are...18 years. Mostly good. Clintons a Liar, Dr Raouls costumes, AppyPappy's daughter singing the National Anthem, Kristinns wonderful reporting. The repugnant lies of Classy Green Eyed Blonde and DeepInTheHurtgenForest. The surreal cryptic posts of quidam. The lib trolls like Eschoir. The March for Justice? Heady times. They really were. Fighting against a President who had the gall to look us in the eye and lie to us. But the last 9 months? Absolutely unrecognizable. A lot of great FReepers run off. And...
  • To Battle 'Inner Emptiness,' Mom Goes on a Two-Year Trek Around the World

    03/24/2015 8:55:40 AM PDT · by qam1 · 85 replies
    Yahoo Parenting ^ | 3/24/2015 | Erin Zammett Ruddy
    In her breathtaking new memoir, Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer’s Search for Wonder in the Natural World published Tuesday, Leigh Ann Henion, 37, writes of the birth of her 5-year-old son Archer: “I love and marvel over him as if he were my own heart pushed into the world and, still beating, set on top of my chest. Yet I cannot help but mourn the loss of something I can’t quite place. I have an inner emptiness—literal and figurative—that I’ve never felt before.” What follows is a raw, sometimes gut-wrenching account of the dark and lonely place Henion finds herself in...
  • Evangelicals with gay children challenging church (AP vs. Christianity)

    11/27/2014 12:19:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 27, 2014 2:00 PM EST | Rachel Zoll
    Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. When their 12-year-old son Ryan said he was gay, they told him they loved him, but he had to change. He entered “reparative therapy,” met regularly with his pastor and immersed himself in Bible study and his church youth group. After six years, nothing changed. A despondent Ryan cut off from his parents and his faith, started taking drugs and in 2009, died of an overdose. “Now we realize we were so wrongly taught,” said Rob Robertson, a firefighter for more than 30 years who...
  • Al Gore calls for an end to the Electoral College

    08/31/2012 10:54:28 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 75 replies
    The HIll ^ | 08/31/12 | Mario Trujillo
    Former vice president Al Gore is calling for an end to the Electoral College — the system that cost him the presidency in 2000. Gore said that many voters who live outside the dozen or so battleground states are cheated by the system that allocates delegates from the state level on a winner-take-all basis. He called for presidential elections to be determined by the popular vote.
  • Rep. Todd Akin will hold news conference (Akin staying in the race)

    08/24/2012 1:15:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 238 replies
    KCTV5 ^ | 8-24-2012 | DeAnn Smith
    August 24, 2012 Rep. Todd Akin will hold news conference Friday afternoon ST. LOUIS, MO (KCTV) - U.S. Rep. Todd Akin will hold a news conference at 4:15 p.m. Friday. The event will be in St. Louis County. will livestream the news conference and KCTV5 News at 4 p.m. will carry it...
  • Obama Prays For CO Victims: "What If Malia And Sasha Had Been At The Theater?"

    07/20/2012 10:07:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 20, 2012
    "Ultimately it's how we choose to treat one another and how we love one another," President Obama said about the shooting in a Colorado movie theater. "It's what we do on a daily basis to give our lives meaning and to give our lives purpose. That's what matters. At the end of the day, what we'll remember will be those we loved and what we did for others. That's why we're here. I'm sure that many of you who are parents here have the same reaction that I did when I heard this news. My daughters go to the movies....
  • Gay Georgia mega-church pastor reflects on year of coming out

    11/15/2011 7:01:08 AM PST · by Cronos · 27 replies
    the Georgia Voice ^ | 11 Nov 2011 | Shanon Hames
    Last year, Bishop Jim Swilley spoke from his heart to his congregation at Church in the Now in Conyers, Ga. He came out as a gay man, shocking many of his mega-church congregants and making national headlines. The Oct. 13, 2010, sermon sparked a mass exodus from the church. Attendance dropped from approximately 2,500 on any given Sunday to only about 500. The church was forced into foreclosure on its massive property and is now renting one of the buildings back from the bank for worship. The Georgia Voice spoke with Swilley last year about his coming out, and recently...
  • Obama Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary By Packaging Meals…

    09/10/2011 3:20:56 PM PDT · by opentalk · 130 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 10, 2011 | Weaselzipper
    <p>Supposed to commemorate this?</p>
  • Obama: I’m being vilified just like MLK, Jr.

    08/13/2011 9:19:44 AM PDT · by bkopto · 125 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 13, 2011 | William Jacobson
    At a fundraiser in New York, Obama likened his efforts to reform government to those of Andrew Cuomo, but then Obama also compared what he was going through to the trials and tribulations of Martin Luther King, Jr. (via Sam Foster): Before leaving, Obama likened himself to one more figure. Martin Luther King, Jr.“I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times,” he said.
  • Hey, have you read my book?

    05/25/2011 1:13:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 05/25/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    President Obama doled out some more gifts in London on Wednesday, including signed, "personalized" copies of his new children's book for Prime Minister David Cameron's kids. He also gave them toy scooters and a jigsaw puzzle of Bo (and a stuffed Bo), according to the White House. Read the official gift announcement: "The President and Mrs. Obama gave the Prime Minister a custom-made pair of White House Magnolia wood and sterling silver cufflinks engraved on the reverse with the President's signature, as well as a first edition of President John F. Kennedy's book, Profiles in Courage. "The President and Mrs....
  • (Vanity) FR Exclusive -- Obama's Undergraduate Record revealed

    05/08/2011 6:47:57 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 26 replies · 1+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | grey_whiskers | grey_whiskers
    After painstaking research, it can now be revealed that contrary to popular belief, Barack Obama may not have attended college at Columbia University. It is true that some speculation in this direction has shown up on the internet in the past. These rumors have been given credence that few if any of those whose stay at Columbia coincided with Obama can remember him. Some have speculated that Obama did not attend Columbia at all; others, that he connected with various others who had Communist leanings, such as William Ayers, or even Cloward and Piven, and was forced to conceal his...
  • (Vanity) The Navy Seal Song

    05/08/2011 10:13:49 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 6 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 05-09-2011 | grey_whiskers
    Scene: onboard the USS Carl Vincent Sailor: (Takes Osama out of the cooler and thumps his head on the counter. Throws him up in the air and watches him plummet to the floor.) "Now that's what I call a dead terrorist." Obama: No, no.....No, 'e's stunned! Sailor: STUNNED?!? Obama: Yeah! You stunned him, just as he was wakin' up! Afghanistan Blues stun easily, Seaman. Sailor: look, mate, I've definitely 'ad enough of this. That terrorist is definitely deceased, and when I purchased him not eight hours ago, you assured me that his total lack of movement was due...
  • Religious, Comments

    08/16/2010 6:38:53 PM PDT · by learner · 287 replies · 3+ views
    Learner | August 16,2010 | Learner
    I am sick and tired of this site being taken over by Catholics ( of which I am one ) stories or proverbs. This is a news site not a religion site. Go do that somewhere else. I am not opposed to your prostilazion(sp), just not here. We lose credibility if any religious group dictates or can be quoted from this site. As a long term member of this site I regret posting this information, but the site has been buried in Catholic stuff recently and it should be shunted to some separate page.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 26, 2010 [Devotional]

    04/26/2010 4:28:48 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Email ^ | 4/26/10 | Joel Osteen
    He's Working in You Today's Scripture "…He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6, NIV). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Sometimes when God is doing a work in our lives, things can get a little uncomfortable. We may encounter people who are hard to get along with or have circumstances that seem beyond our control. When this happens, instead of complaining, getting sour, or trying to change everything around you, why don't you look deep inside and say, "Lord, thank You for doing a...
  • Reaction To Linking Global Warming To Evolution

    02/18/2010 2:16:54 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 18 replies · 387+ views ^ | 02/18/2010 | Anthony Horvath
    This is a quick response to a forum posting discussing my article a couple of days ago discussing how the global warming hysteria was foisted on the world population. I argued that it wasn't difficult to understand: global warming proponents merely needed to use the techniques that had already been shown to be effective in the promotion of evolutionary theory. This is a response and some clarification.
  • Anti Palin comments are counter-productive and should not be tolerated among us. (Vanity)

    11/14/2009 10:57:36 AM PST · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 220 replies · 6,378+ views
    Those of you. You know who you are. I don't care who you are or what your reasoning is. Your siding with the maistream media against Palin is doing nothing to help Republicans or Conservatism in general. You are hurting your own cause. Unless you are a DU troll. Or a liberal Republican who has no idea what the heck you are even talking about. Ani Palin comments (such as "shes not fit to be President") should be seen as trolling and should not be tolerated on Free Republic, any conservative web site or any conservative setting. While I am...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 19, 2009 [Devotional]

    06/19/2009 4:43:47 AM PDT · by Vision · 7 replies · 743+ views
    Email ^ | 6/19/09 | Joel Osteen
    Living Breakthrough Minded Today's Scripture "For You, O Lord, are my Lamp; the Lord lightens my darkness" (II Samuel 22:29, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria I’ve learned when things are difficult and don’t look like they are going our way, that’s when it’s the easiest to lose our joy, vision, and enthusiasm; to believe that things will never get any better. But during those challenging seasons in life, we have to learn to do just the opposite. Right in the midst of the adversity, that’s the time–more than ever–to expect a flood of His favor; a flood...
  • 8:30 eastern- LIVE THREAD- Obama at Normandy, 6 June 2009

    06/06/2009 5:14:29 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 463 replies · 17,949+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 6 June 2009
    President Obama's public schedule for Saturday, June 6, 2009 ET/LT 0810 1410 The President & First Lady arrive American Cemetery 0820 1420 The President & First Lady tour the Visitors Center 0855 1455 President & three other leaders stand at overlook with two veterans 0910 1530 President Obama, Sarkozy, Brown & Harper participate in 65th Anniversary of DDay
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 4, 2009 [Devotional]

    06/04/2009 4:43:34 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies · 477+ views
    Email ^ | 6/4/09 | Joel Osteen
    Be Determined Today's Scripture "“[We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy," (Colossians 1:11, AMP). Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Do you know what causes God to act on your behalf? Do you know what gets His attention? God is not moved by our needs. He’s not moved by whining or complaining. He’s not moved by a “poor me” mentality. No, God is moved by our faith in Him. We have to be determined...
  • Fountain Of Youth Gushes For Baby Boomers

    07/24/2008 8:53:08 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 37 replies · 335+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 7/23/2008 | Anne McGraw Reeves
    Fountain Of Youth Gushes For Baby Boomers By ANNE McGRAW REEVESIf you're having a hot flash right now, you're hot. Hair thinning? Memory fading? Skin wrinkling? Don't give it another thought, oh, aging baby boomer. Getting older is now chic. The Middle Ages haven't been this thrilling since the exploits of Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. Just when those of us born before the swinging '70s are beginning to wonder if the best years are behind us, along comes a set of midlife Midases who prove that age is, indeed, just a number. Everywhere you look —...
  • TV Executive Arrested At Logan Now In Treatment

    04/24/2008 4:08:38 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 27 replies · 104+ views
    WBZ ^ | Apr 24, 2008 | Staff
    BOSTON (WBZ) ― WHDH Channel 7 announced Thursday that general manager Randi Goldklank is now undergoing medical treatment after an allegedly drunken tirade Sunday night that ended with her arrest at Logan Airport. "The unfortunate events of last Sunday night were unanticipated and Ms. Goldklank is deeply regretful," said Ed Ansin, president of Sunbeam Television Corp. in a prepared statement. Mike Carson, the station's previous general manager will take over on a temporary basis while Goldklank remains on administrative leave. According to a State Police report, Goldklank, 40, of Boston, threatened to put a trooper on TV and ruin his...
  • Julia has three mommies

    12/19/2007 11:00:10 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 56 replies · 171+ views ^ | January 2007 | Lisa Kogan
    The love of my life is seeing other women. It started innocently enough, a bite to eat, a stroll through the park -- the stuff I never have time for. Then came the private jokes, the pet names, the stolen kisses, the bubble baths. At first I was crushed. What did these women have that I didn't? Sure, they're gorgeous, but I happen to look very nice in navy; and, yes, they're bright, but I scored unbelievably high on the SATs ... if you don't count the half with all that math. I told myself it was just a fling,...
  • Bill Clinton: George H.W. Bush will help President Hillary (On Drudge)

    12/17/2007 11:27:34 PM PST · by woofie · 175 replies · 757+ views
    Clintin News Network ^ | December 17, 2007 | Stooge
    ORANGEBURG, South Carolina (CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton said Monday that the first thing his wife Hillary will do when she reaches the White House is dispatch him and his predecessor, President George H.W. Bush, on an around-the-world mission to repair the damage done to America's reputation by the current president — Bush's son, George W. Bush. "Well, the first thing she intends to do, because you can do this without passing a bill, the first thing she intends to do is to send me and former President Bush and a number of other people around the world to...
  • Anna Nicole's mom sues Houston TV station

    11/07/2007 12:02:59 PM PST · by trumandogz · 28 replies · 493+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11.7.07 | CINDY GEORGE
    Virgie Arthur, the mother of former Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith, has filed a libel lawsuit against a Houston TV station, CBS Studios Inc. and the late model's former companion, Howard K. Stern. The suit alleges that Stern arranged for Smith to appear in an Entertainment Tonight interview where the model stated that Arthur was complicit in Smith's childhood physical and sexual abuse. The lawsuit says the program aired on KPRC Channel 2 in Houston on Feb. 14, a week after Smith died at the age of 39. CBS Studios produces the program, which is broadcast locally on KPRC, an...
  • A Painful Reminder of My Ex (A Modern Love Story, An Abortion And A Bizarre Lifestyle)

    09/24/2007 7:07:01 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 41 replies · 134+ views
    NY Times ^ | 24 September 2007 | JENNIFER CACICIO
    ...Eight years earlier, he and I had met at a restaurant in Boston where we both worked late nights. We were each in the midst of deteriorating relationships and through our commiseration became close friends, confidants and eventually a couple. Our relationship was brief, intense and tumultuous, more addiction than love — a scalding hot bath that feels like comfort but in reality is scorching you. I think we both knew we were wrong for each other but didn’t care. We were young, lost and unmoored, each secretly terrified of the phrase, “your whole life ahead of you.” Depressed and...
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Shocking Revelations in New Book

    09/12/2007 8:31:39 PM PDT · by yorkie · 90 replies · 2,897+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2007 | Roger Friedman
    Rosie O’Donnell used to break her own limbs with either a baseball bat or a wooden hanger when she was a child. This revelation, as well as many about her experiences on "The View" last year, is contained in a new book she’s written due shortly called “Celebrity Detox.” This personal memory, so shocking, is almost thrown toward the end of what is better described as a long essay than a short memoir. [snip] She broke her own bones, she recalls, “my hands and fingers usually. No one knew. It was a secret.” She used a Mets baseball bat she...
  • Vegan teacher threatens to sue school district ("Go Vegan Or I'll Sue!")

    09/12/2007 9:56:51 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 89 replies · 2,464+ views ^ | September 11, 2007 | Jameel Naqvi
    Vegan teacher threatens to sue school district Fox River Grove Middle School teacher Dave Warwak gave school officials an ultimatum Monday: Go vegan, or I'll sue. Warwak told school officials that unless the middle school served exclusively vegan lunches, which contain no animal products, Warwak would pursue a case against the school for its violation of the Illinois school code. "The state of Illinois is not going to be happy with Fox River Grove when they find out that the vision they have for Illinois schools is being abandoned," Warwak said. Warwak's offer came less than a week after school...
  • The Decalogue, dangerous? Advice for a society that cringes at commandments

    08/19/2007 12:26:03 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 14 replies · 509+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 09:09 AM CDT on Sunday, August 19, 2007 | Rod Dreher
    The Decalogue, dangerous? The commandments certainly are regarded as hazardous by the Irritable-American community, which successfully petitions the courts to banish them from public life. At least these stalwart secularists give the Decalogue its due; most of us admire the Ten Commandments just enough to avoid taking them seriously. If we grasped how radical they truly are, we'd find them an offensive stumbling block to us middle-class moderns, who live in a rebellious age characterized by sociologist Daniel Bell as "the rejection of a revealed order, or natural order, and the substitution of the ego, the self, as the lodestar...
  • Minnesota Senate Battle Suspended In Light of Tragedy, Franken and Ciresi Call Cease-Fire

    08/04/2007 5:44:40 PM PDT · by Baladas · 10 replies · 600+ views
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 3, 2007 | MATT JAFFE
    A day after the collapse of a Minneapolis bridge along a busy stretch of I-35 West killed at least five people, wounded almost 80 people and left 30 others missing, Senate candidate Al Franken announced the suspension of his campaign in light of the tragic events in Minnesota. "I'm relieved to report that, as far as we know, everyone associated with the campaign is OK, but the coming hours and days will be tense for everyone in Minnesota as details are confirmed," Franken, a writer and former "Saturday Night Live" comedian, said in a statement.
  • So You Want Me to Breed?

    05/30/2007 11:21:26 AM PDT · by qam1 · 136 replies · 3,956+ views
    The Tyee ^ | 5/30/07 | Vanessa Richmond
    Contradictory messages about women's fertility are breeding like rabbits this week. In largely-Catholic Brazil, the government is subsidizing birth control pills so poor women can afford the contraceptive, despite a recent visit by Pope Benedict XVI, who mainly used his time to condemn abortion, contraception and sex outside marriage. In China, officials are rounding up rural, pregnant women and conducting forced abortions to enforce the mandatory one child policy. In Canada, on the other hand, I'm the problem. Thirty-something. Childless. And a threat to Canada's future economic well being. The nation's fertility rate has plummeted to 1.53 children per woman,...
  • Have We Raised A Generation Of Narcissists?

    05/21/2007 7:35:35 PM PDT · by JTN · 54 replies · 1,604+ views
    reason ^ | May 21, 2007 | Steve Chapman
    Growing older has many drawbacks and one unalloyed pleasure: passing judgment on the younger generation. Lately, people have been scrutinizing the members of Generation Y and finding them deficient. What's wrong with the kids? A recent article in The Wall Street Journal reported that because they have been told since infancy that they were special, they believe it and expect to keep hearing it. "Bosses, professors and mates are feeling the need to lavish praise on young adults, particularly twentysomethings, or else see them wither under an unfamiliar compliment deficit," it said. To critics, this generation is an army of...
  • Edwards 'embarrassed' by haircut

    04/20/2007 1:38:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 201 replies · 4,004+ views
    quad city times ^ | April 20, 2007 | Todd Dorman
    John Edwards said he’s embarrassed about his now famous $400 haircut. Campaign finance records show that Edwards’ campaign paid a Beverly Hills stylist $400 for his haircuts. Those pricey snips have undercut Edwards’ image as a populist crusading for the little guy. “It’s a ridiculous amount of money for a haircut,” Edwards told reporters after a campaign stop on Adel’s town square. “I’m actually embarrassed by it. “This guy had to come to where I was to get a haircut. I knew it’d be expensive. I didn’t know it would be that expensive. Hopefully I’ll have enough sense not to...
  • Edwards Deflects Criticism of His $400 Hair Cuts

    04/22/2007 4:41:20 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies · 479+ views
    azconservative ^ | 21 Apr 2007 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards expressed befuddlement at criticism of his expensive haircuts. “I don’t know what the big deal is,” Edwards said. “Everybody gets a haircut now and then. They can’t expect me to put up with being shaggy and disheveled. That may be okay for some, like Kucinich or Clinton, but not for me.” Campaign expenditure reports indicate that Edwards typically pays around $400 per trim. Edwards conceded that this “might be a bit more than the average guy pays, but the average guy isn’t running for president and doesn’t have to look great 24/7.” Asked how he...
  • Are Modern Standards Too High?

    02/15/2007 10:19:33 AM PST · by qam1 · 83 replies · 2,098+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 2/15/07 | Joann Klimikiewicz
    It can be argued, and without a hint of mockery, that the commitment crisis befalling the current marrying generation could come down to a question of deodorant. And it's a big question. Blinking at the vast rows of tubes in the pharmacy aisle, there are many considerations: Stick or aerosol? Regular or scented? Sea Breeze or Powder Fresh? Newfangled body spray or old-fashioned antiperspirant? The options feel endless. And overwhelming. The same can be said of the modern state of dating and mating and trying to marry, says Jillian Strauss, author of "Unhooked Generation: The Truth About Why We're Still...
  • Horror stories: Baby sitting and the opt-out revolution

    01/05/2007 8:32:57 AM PST · by qam1 · 150 replies · 4,405+ views
    Charlottesville Hook ^ | 1/4/07 | The Brazen Careerist
    Here is my nightmare. I moved to Madison without knowing anyone here, so I found a babysitter through the University of Wisconsin graduate program in early education. The woman I found was great, but she said that she was really busy, and could her boyfriend babysit instead. I squashed all my sexist stereotypes and asked for his qualifications. She said he has a law degree in Puerto Rico, where they are from, but he can't work here because he didn't pass the Wisconsin bar, and he doesn't want to study for it because they'll only be here two years. So...
  • Wanting Babies Like Themselves, Some Parents Choose Genetic Defects

    12/06/2006 3:21:23 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 31 replies · 1,094+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5 December 2006 | DARSHAK M. SANGHAVI, M.D.
    ...Yet Susannah A. Baruch and colleagues at the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University recently surveyed 190 American P.G.D. clinics, and found that 3 percent reported having intentionally used P.G.D. “to select an embryo for the presence of a disability.” In other words, some parents had the painful and expensive fertility procedure for the express purpose of having children with a defective gene. It turns out that some mothers and fathers don’t view certain genetic conditions as disabilities but as a way to enter into a rich, shared culture.

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • Bill: At least I tried

    09/23/2006 5:14:12 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 156 replies · 4,544+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Sept. 23, 2006 | KENNETH R. BAZINET
    WASHINGTON - Ex-President Bill Clinton exploded yesterday when asked why he didn't get Osama Bin Laden - and revealed that he had invasion plans drawn up to topple the Taliban and get Al Qaeda. Clinton was clearly annoyed when Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace said viewers had sent e-mails urging him to ask, "Why didn't you do more to put Bin Laden and Al Qaeda out of business?" After a string of related questions, Clinton became red-faced and, in a finger-jabbbing tirade, blamed a conspiracy of media and right-wingers for trying to blame him for Bin Laden's survival. When Wallace...
  • Bill Clinton: How We Ended Welfare, Together

    08/22/2006 5:27:46 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 57 replies · 1,415+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/22/06
    Op-Ed Contributor How We Ended Welfare, Together By BILL CLINTON Published: August 22, 2006 In my first State of the Union address, I promised to “end welfare as we know it”... The last 10 years have shown that we did in fact end welfare as we knew it, creating a new beginning for millions of Americans. In the past decade, welfare rolls have dropped substantially, from 12.2 million in 1996 to 4.5 million today... Sixty percent of mothers who left welfare found work... More than 20,000 businesses hired 1.1 million former welfare recipients... The success of welfare reform was bolstered...
  • Time's up, Cindy

    08/19/2006 8:14:21 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 41 replies · 1,958+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 19, 2006 | Editorial
    Attention Cindy Sheehan: Your 15 minutes are up. Ms. Sheehan, whose son Army Spc. Casey Sheehan died heroically in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004, has spent the intervening years morphing into a professional protester and disgracing her son's memory by fronting for extreme left-wing, anti-war groups. Last August, she cemented her position as a leftist icon with a 26-day "peace vigil" near President Bush's ranch in Texas that attracted the media horde and the glitterati. Well, she's back in Crawford, but this summer rerun is not playing nearly as well with the media, Hollywood halfwits or cut-and-runners. Her...
  • Why so many garbage articles?

    08/16/2006 6:33:48 AM PDT · by Idaho Whacko · 129 replies · 2,769+ views
    me | me
    When I check into this site, often there were interesting discussions from the day before I want to look at. But they are already buried 4 pages deep because it seems some people just post anything they find. Who cares about a radio station promotional announcements, Bruno Kirby dying, or any of this other tripe that some people are posting up. I'm new here, but it seems that some guys are pretty much spamming the blog with articles that rate a "1" on the who gives a crap meter. If it isn't something that we will still remember in 10...
  • Bill Clinton: I’m 60 and I Hate It

    08/15/2006 4:07:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 122 replies · 3,203+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/15/06 | NewsMax
    Former President Bill Clinton turns 60 years old on August 19. Just don’t remind him. "In just a few days, I will be 60 years old. I hate it, but it’s true,” Clinton said at a world AIDS conference in Toronto. "For most of my working life, I was the youngest person doing what I was doing. Then one day I woke up and I was the oldest person in every room.” Clinton was a youthful 46 when he was first elected president in 1992. "Now that I have more days behind me than ahead of me, I try to...
  • Hey! FR. Veronica and I were Quoted in VARIETY!!!

    07/31/2006 4:43:47 PM PDT · by Hildy · 793 replies · 11,294+ views
    VARIETY ^ | July 31, 2006 | Hildy
    On Saturday, Gibson released a statement apologizing: "After drinking alcohol on Thursday night, I did a number of things that were very wrong and for which I am ashamed. I drove a car when I should not have, and was stopped by the L.A. County Sheriffs. The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person. I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable. I am...

    07/29/2006 5:11:54 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 105 replies · 4,691+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 29, 2006
    KATIE Couric had fellow passengers aboard a New York-bound jet on the warpath this week when, as their plane was about to taxi to the runway, she got out of her seat and begged the pilot to allow one of her late-arriving producers to board. "It was like, 'Who the hell does she think she is?' " fumed one passenger who observed Couric's diva-like antics. "If you or I attempted something like this, we'd be cooling our heels at Guantanamo." The witness told Page Six that attendants on Wednesday's 6:30 p.m. Delta Shuttle flight out of Washington, D.C., had already...
  • Reporter who wore sunglasses while asking President question today is not blind

    06/14/2006 11:27:20 AM PDT · by Peach · 362 replies · 13,912+ views
    Reporter Paul Wallsten, a leftist reporter, asked the president a question today during the press conference while keeping his sunglasses on. The president commented on the sunglasses in this exchange: Bush: You gonna ask your question with shades on? Wallsten: Yes... Bush: But there's no sun out here. Wallsten: It depends on your perspective. Bush: Touché. Daily Kos nutjobs are claiming that Wallsten is blind. Unless it happened recently, I think the nutjobs are just making stuff up (again). Wallsten is featured on the left of this picture:
  • What has happened to Free Republic?

    02/22/2006 1:17:31 PM PST · by holly101 · 377 replies · 15,115+ views
    Vanity | 2-22-06 | Holly101
    This post will probably get pulled, but, I honestly want to know what has happened to Free Republic. In breaking news, some of it will stay there for weeks when it's old news. I used to check here first because you could count on Free Republic having the most "up to date" news than anyone on the net. Now, it's just like some of the other sites where you don't know if what you're reading is today or two weeks ago. Even the quick links at the top are outdated. You can go ahead and get mad but it's still...
  • DFU SONG: I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (the world revolves around George Clooney)

    01/14/2006 9:11:05 PM PST · by doug from upland · 30 replies · 800+ views
    DFU SONGS | 1-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Clooney: I ruined Kerry's presidential race Ireland Online ^ | 1/14/06 | Ireland Online Posted on 01/14/2006 5:31:52 PM PST by wagglebee George Clooney is convinced he ruined John Kerry's chances in the race for US president in 2004 - by snubbing an invitation and hurting his feelings. The Ocean's Twelve actor was one of several screen stars invited to ride on Kerry's election train, but it all went downhill for the Democrat when Clooney stayed away. He recalls: "Kerry asked me to ride on his train - he had a train going cross-country after he was nominated and some...
  • Funny Cartoon!

    12/07/2005 11:39:36 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 16 replies · 1,199+ views
    Lore-Brand Comics ^ | ??? | Lore Sjoberg
  • Just Whom Is This Divorce 'Good' For?

    11/08/2005 8:01:14 AM PST · by TBP · 263 replies · 4,363+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 6, 2005 | Elizabeth Marquardt
    Before the divorce rate began its inexorable rise in the late 1960s, the common wisdom had been that, where children are concerned, divorce itself is a problem. But as it became widespread -- peaking at almost one in two first marriages in the mid-1980s -- popular thinking morphed into a new, adult-friendly idea: It's not the act of divorcing that's the problem, but simply the way that parents handle it.
  • What exactly are you people all about? You guessed it: ZOT!

    10/17/2005 2:33:36 AM PDT · by familyfriendly · 81 replies · 1,561+ views
    10.17.05 | Oooh, look at me. I'm a profane smartass lefty libertarian troll! Stuck on stupid and smug about it.
    <p>I just found this site and I'm chomping at the bit. There are these folks, you might have heard of them, that are fiscally conservative, believe in "little government" and individual rights. Call 'em Libertarians, Jefferson Republicans, bleah bleah bleah. They also believe...oh, shudder!....that govt. should NOT be in the biz of regulating morality...Don't tread on me...Do what you want; just don't hurt anyone else's chance of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...All that antiquated jazz...leave foreign folks be..etc. etc..</p>