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  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton walk in to a bar.

    10/30/2016 3:19:58 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 25 replies
    anonymous
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton walk in to a bar. Donald leans over, and with a smile on his face, says, "The media is really tearing you apart for that Scandal." Hillary: "You mean my lying about Benghazi?" Trump: "No, the other one." Hillary: "You mean the massive voter fraud?" Trump: "No, the other one." Hillary: "You mean the military not getting their votes counted?" Trump: "No, the other one." Hillary: "Using my secret private server with classified material to Hide my Activities?" Trump: "No, the other one." Hillary: "The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything Else?" Trump:...
  • Church-Speak: Strange things Church people say

    08/04/2012 1:41:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 3, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is a tendency that any group has to use words that make sense to some of its members, but are often unintelligible to outsiders. I have sometimes had to coach recent converts in “Church speak”.For example I may proudly announce that “RCIA classes will begin next week….so if you know anyone who is interested in attending, please fill out an information card on the table just outside the sacristy door.” Thinking I have been perfectly clear, a new member approachs me after Mass to ask what “RCIA classes are….and also what is a sacristy?”I have had the same reaction...
  • Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

    05/04/2013 4:17:38 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 62 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 4, 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    CLEMENTE: No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. Its not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out. BURNETT: So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible. CLEMENTE: No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not. >Snip< All of that...
  • AP Under Attack for Removing Islamophobia, Homophobia from Stylebook

    11/28/2012 11:35:11 AM PST · by bayouranger · 28 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 28NOV12 | Daniel Greenfield
    First the Associated Press announced that it would continue using Illegal Alien instead of Undocumented American, Accidental Border Crosser or Beautiful Dreamer on the grounds that it was well technically accurate. Now the AP is throwing out Homophobia and Islamophobia on the grounds that they are inaccurate and conflate prejudice with mental illness. And that has led to outrage hysteria from the usual organs of the left who like sticking to their politicized words once theyve made enough people aware of them. Ethnic cleansing is a euphemism for pretty violent activities, a phobia is a psychiatric or medical term for...
  • Evangelical' Is the Most Abused Term in Religious Lexicon, Says Ministry Leader

    10/20/2012 1:41:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/20/2012 | Lillian Kwon
    The term "evangelical" is likely the most abused term in the entire religious lexicon, says one Christian leader. Phil Johnson, executive director of Grace to You, which is led by Pastor John MacArthur, believes "evangelical" has been so abused that he wonders whether its original meaning can ever be recovered. "These days it's been redefined in sociological terms, political terms; everybody seems to have their own concept of what it means," he said on the "Janet Mefferd Show" this week. A few years ago, best-selling author Rob Bell defined (to The Boston Globe) "evangelical" as a belief in working together...
  • Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America

    02/22/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 34 replies · 1,256+ views
    CI CENTRE ^ | various | CI CENTRE
    Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America "Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our model; the Koran is our constitution; jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration." "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." --Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood What the Muslim Brotherhood means for the US: Memo lays bare group's plans to destroy U.S. from within By Ron Dreher, Dallas Morning News "Our strategy...
  • Our Ever-Shrinking Lexicon (There seems to be so many code words for "racism" nowadays...)

    08/31/2012 6:49:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/31/2012 | Carol Brown
    Conservatives cannot talk about "food stamps" because it's code for some evil racist message. In a refreshing, much-needed moment, Newt Gingrich smacked that one down quite nicely. Conservatives cannot talk about "Chicago" because that's also racist. Conservatives must not say the word "angry" when referring to the president, because, well, by now we all know where this leads....racism! Conservatives cannot talk about the president and "golf." Because, apparently, when you think about Obama and golf you think about Tiger Woods and sordid sex and it's all very demeaning and, well, you know the rest. Who would have guessed? There are...
  • Obama's Misleading Vocabulary

    07/04/2011 6:20:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    Independence Day provides all Americans with an opportunity to celebrate the many freedoms that make our country both great and unique. Our Declaration of Independence was breathtaking in scope and written in precise, plain, unequivocal language. When read in townships across the Colonies, crowds listened in hushed silence and then broke out in applause when the reading was complete. Our Founding Fathers felt no need to dilute or cloak their intentions to form a government. As you celebrate the 4th, it might be appropriate to contrast the straightforward language of our founders and other great American leaders with the weasel...
  • TURN YOUR BOLD ITALIANS OFF!

    05/27/2011 4:35:36 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 90 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 27 May 11 | dcbryan1
    Whats up with the bold fonts size 4?!
  • Proposed Rule change to FReeper Lexicon (RE: Helen Thomas)

    06/07/2010 10:40:48 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 66 replies · 123+ views
    07 JUNE 10 | dcbryan1
    Whereas, being a pre-millenial freeper, do propose the following changes to The 2010 and subsequent FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook) Pic Rule - Unofficial, but strictly enforced rule that pictures of unpleasant liberal women must be accompanied by pictures of beautiful women; if beautiful women are mentioned a picture must follow (and inevitably controlled by Helen Thomas) (thanks NonLinear and dinasour). Specific rules follow: 1. If your post mentions Ann Coulter or Michelle Malkin, you must post a pic of her. Example: ......"Ann Coulter"=..."Michelle Malkin"= 2. Female equivalent to the Ann Coulter rule. The Bibi (Netanyahu) and Bill Sammon's...
  • Mean spirited, arrogant, MISANTHROPIC liberals

    03/27/2010 5:34:56 PM PDT · by wendy1946 · 14 replies · 739+ views
    This is about the use of language in politics and political activism. Consider the two words, "misanthrope" and "populist". For instance Sarah Palin is a populist but the hell of it is, at least as far as I can discern, so was Eva Peron whom Most would consider a leftist. There were both left and right wing Peronistas; a populist is somebody who wishes to aid and help his fellow man and there are those who would try to do so via left and right political ideas. A MISANTHROPE on the other hand is somebody who hates humanity and the...
  • The 2009 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook) - UPDATE TIME!

    09/16/2009 8:31:39 AM PDT · by batter · 163 replies · 5,178+ views
    Batter's Profile ^ | 16 September 2009 | FReepers
    The 2009 FreeRepublic LexiconAKA "The Freepism, Freepology, Lingo, Dictionary, Terminology, Lore Handbook" A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition and Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures). Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed, especially Bugbear and Risky Schemer, the originators of the first lexicon! (see also The 2008 FreeRepublic Lexicon) I have attempted to include all definitions and histories provided to me and give credit to those who provided me the information. I apologize, in advance to those I failed to credit, but please...
  • Religion

    06/25/2009 9:54:08 AM PDT · by missi0ns · 36 replies · 968+ views
    Authored by registrant ^ | 25 June 2009 | John R. Hubbard
    THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK. THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK AS A WHOLE. BEHOLD MY SERVANT (Isa. 42:1). Isa 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. . 1:18 THE FORERUNNER 1:911 THE BAPTISM: WITH WATER 1:12, 13. THE TEMPTATION: (WILDERNESS) 1:1420 THE KINGDOM } PROCLAIMED 1:218:30. THE KING 8:3110:52 THE KING } REJECTED 11:114:25 THE KINGDOM 14:2642. THE AGONY: IN THE GARDEN 14:4316:14. THE BAPTISM: OF SUFFERING (DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION). 16:1520. THE SUCCESSORS. (This Gospel outline wi8ll...
  • Buzzwords: Rephrasing Obama's lexicon

    05/11/2009 3:50:26 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 13 replies · 1,010+ views
    LATimes ^ | May 11, 2009 | Peter Nicholas and Jim Tankersley
    In the debate over his top environmental goals, President Obama is backing away from "cap and trade." Not the policy. It's the phrase itself, deemed confusing by Democratic pollsters, that has all but disappeared from the president's vocabulary of late. Now when Obama talks about forcing companies to bid at auction for the right to emit greenhouse gases, he is more apt to mention "market-based" proposals and "clean energy jobs," hinting at a rich new employment source. Control the language, politicians know, and you stand a better chance of controlling the debate. So the Obama administration, in its push to...
  • The 2008 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook)

    09/08/2008 10:37:49 AM PDT · by batter · 91 replies · 5,137+ views
    FreeRepublic - Batter's Profile ^ | 8 September, 2008 | FReepers
    The 2008 FreeRepublic LexiconAKA "The Freepism, Freepology, Lingo, Dictionary, Terminology, Lore Handbook" A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition and Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures). Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed! (see also The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon) I have attempted to include all definitions and histories provided to me and give credit to those who provided me the information. I apologize, in advance to those I failed to credit, but please understand that it was very difficult to keep up with all...
  • The FreeRepublic Lexicon - 2008 Update Time!

    09/03/2008 7:02:35 AM PDT · by batter · 82 replies · 2,109+ views
    FreeRepublic - Batter's Profile ^ | 3 September 2008 | FReepers
    The 2007 FreeRepublic LexiconAKA "The Freepism, Freepology, Lingo, Dictionary, Terminology, Lore Handbook" A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition and Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures). Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed! (see also The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon) I have attempted to include all definitions and histories provided to me and give credit to those who provided me the information. I apologize, in advance to those I failed to credit, but please understand that it was very difficult to keep up with all...
  • Homeland Security's Muslim advisors contradicted new terror lexicon

    05/04/2008 11:50:09 AM PDT · by givemELL · 8 replies · 304+ views
    www.americanthinker.com ^ | May 4, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    American Thinker publishes today Joseph Myers' critical assessment of Homeland Security's new terror lexicon, "Strategic Collapse in the War on Terror", as it published my own analysis, "Flying Blind in the War on Terror", last week. This new lexicon adopted by both Homeland Security and the State Department's Counterterrorism Communications Center, directs government employees to cease using the terms "jihad", "jihadist", and "mujahedeen" to describe Islamic terrorists. The memos were publicly released by Steve Emerson of the Investigative Project on Friday, but inquiries by Emerson about which Muslim leaders exactly advised Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff on this widely criticized...
  • J.K. Rowling, Lexicon and Oz (Orson Scott Card Smackdown!)

    05/02/2008 7:19:09 AM PDT · by dr.zaeus · 38 replies · 417+ views
    Linear Publishing ^ | 04/24/2008 | Orson Scott Card
    Can you believe that J.K. Rowling is suing a small publisher because she claims their 10,000-copy edition of The Harry Potter Lexicon, a book about Rowling's hugely successful novel series, is just a "rearrangement" of her own material. Rowling "feels like her words were stolen," said lawyer Dan Shallman. Well, heck, I feel like the plot of my novel Ender's Game was stolen by J.K. Rowling. A young kid growing up in an oppressive family situation suddenly learns that he is one of a special class of children with special abilities, who are to be educated in a remote training...
  • Vanity ---- Listing of Common Phrases Used on Free Republic

    12/31/2007 6:52:45 PM PST · by racing fan · 114 replies · 928+ views
    various | 12/31/2008 | me
    I was trying to think of all the common phrases that are posted on virtually every thread. I am not sure if there is even a listing on here. Maybe they could be listed here. Here are some examples: We are doomed!!! It's Bush's Fault! It's Global Warming. Search is your friend. (I think this is one)
  • Do not post to me

    08/28/2007 5:47:37 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 3,059 replies · 26,248+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 8/28/07 | Admin Moderator
    We've received many requests from freepers requesting that other freepers not post to them. There are several problems with this. 1. It's impossible for us to enforce.2. We don't have the time to enforce these requests.3. We don't have the software to keep track of these requests.4. Thick skin helps.5. Ignore the poster, if you don't reply, they won't reply. Free Republic does not need a bozo filter, bozo filters are for wimps. Final note: Trolls, troublemakers, disruptors, forum pests, malcontents, RINOs, liberals, stalkers, et al, would continue posting to (harassing) someone after being asked to stop. Conservative FReepers would...