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  • How To Write A Good Opus

    05/13/2016 8:35:57 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 85 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 5/13/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I think we all agree that the quality of the opuses here on Free Republic has dropped considerably. Yes, I know that the plural of opus is opera. To me, opera is just some people putting themselves on a stage and waving their arms around and screaming something that nobody understands. By golly, that is exactly what the opus writers do. Still, the dictionary assures me that "opuses" is also a correct plural form of "opus". If you don't like it, well, write that into your opus....in Italian. My Dad always told me, "If you're going to write an opus,...
  • Delete?

    05/08/2016 1:21:20 PM PDT · by paladinan · 189 replies
    n/a | 05-08-2016 | self
    I'm sure this will garner the usual percentage of ribbing, scoffing, etc., but: Jim, could you please delete my account? Apparently, I've outlived my welcome, and I'd rather not add any more aggravation to anyone else (including myself, in all honesty). Sorry to those who were upset; no permanent hard feelings, I hope.
  • Trump: I’ll reduce the national debt by getting creditors to accept less

    05/06/2016 1:00:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2016 | AllahPundit
    <p>Reminds me of something Mike Murphy said about Trump in the aftermath of Jeb’s collapse. The logic in favor of nominating another Bush was always, er, complicated, but the logic against nominating a loose cannon is straightforward.</p> <p>I’ll bet even Murphy didn’t think Trump would advertise the possibility that America’s creditors might not receive payment in full in a Trump administration. Choose your own preferred term for what he’s recommending here — renegotiation, bankruptcy, default.</p>
  • My Opus post. . .

    05/05/2016 10:45:30 AM PDT · by Salgak · 56 replies
    Nowhere in particular | 5/5/2016 | Self
    Couldn't resist. . . Phhbbbbbpth !!
  • MASTER THREAD for those who are leaving FR -- stop the crap individual goodbye threads

    05/03/2016 7:29:25 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 243 replies
    FR ^ | dfu
    Here you go. Say bye bye here instead of wasting our time on your individual crybaby threads. Jim doesn't have to remove your account. Just quit posting.
  • FReeRepublic is dead to me also.

    05/03/2016 7:14:21 PM PDT · by mrpotatohead · 48 replies
    Thank you Jim for banning me for the past several days. It's opened my eyes to how far this once great site has fallen. Freedrepublic.com has been a great site in the past and I pray that it might be in the future. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this site the past few years. Now please remove my membership from this site.
  • FR is dead to me

    05/03/2016 6:33:33 PM PDT · by Sensei Ern · 481 replies
    About two weeks ago, you silenced me. For a decade, I proudly supported FR, including being at Walter Reed nearly every Friday night to support our wounded troops. But, as of this post, FR is in my rearview mirror.
  • My non opus, opus

    05/02/2016 1:24:41 PM PDT · by shotgun · 142 replies
    May 2, 2016 | Shotgun
    What has happened to the Free Republic that I can’t break away from? You know the one where you knew something big was happening in the world because you couldn’t open the site because of too much traffic (late 90’s)? The one that where you read articles that were of great interest on science, religion, or the bizarro? The one where you would have to don a flame retardant suit if you posted something that was outside the thought prevailing thought process of the other posters? I long for those days as I am sure many of us do as...
  • Here's my opus since it is demanded of me.

    05/02/2016 9:05:42 PM PDT · by bobo1 · 267 replies
    vanity | 2/5/2016 | bobo1
    opus
  • Is Free Republic worth Saving? My Opus Part II

    05/02/2016 10:52:50 AM PDT · by The Bat Ladys Husband · 279 replies
    Free Republic ^ | August 30, 2013 | The Bat Ladys Husband
    My involvement with Free Republic began around 2000 when my wife began her vigil around the Texas governor’s mansion in support of GW against the challenge of Al Gore for the presidency. I generally provided the livelihood for the Bat Lady to be able to protest and surround the mansion against the leftists who were kept at bay across the street. While she was registered in order to post after action reports I was a lurker
  • Cleaning out the locker

    05/02/2016 10:33:27 AM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 139 replies
    Self | 05/02/16 | self
    Time to clean out the locker… I just dropped by to clean out the ol’ FR locker and to deliver a short missive. As this primary season ends so does the forum participation of 100’s of former freepers. It has become very apparent that the owner, the moderators, and many current freepers feel very threaten by any opposition to their anointed candidate. Only a weak candidate will feel threatened by the opposition and stoop to gutter language and personal insults. We all know to whom I reference. Donald has never been an individual I could support. This lack of support...
  • Cowboyway Opus

    04/28/2016 8:36:16 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 175 replies
    4/28/2016 | Cowboyway
    The year was 2012. Zero was running for reelection and the Repubs desperately needed a better candidate than they fielded in 2008 if they were going to regain the White House. As usual, Freepers were posting articles and comments about the upcoming election, the candidates running for the Republican nomination, how to defeat Zero, etc. During the primary season of 2012 Free Republics owner enthusiastically campaigned against one of the candidates, Mitt Romney. If the only information that you had about Romney was what FR's owner posted you would have had to conclude that Romney was pure evil concentrated. However,...
  • {vanity} For all the Trumpsters

    04/27/2016 10:27:56 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 564 replies
    self (vanity) | 04/27/16 | Neil E. Wright
    I have a message for all the Trumpsters. Your behavior and antics in the past couple of months, and the antics of your "savior", The Donald, have made my decision about who to vote for, and who NOT to vote for in November easy. If your guy is the nominee for the Republican Party, he WILL lose in November, and YOU WILL OWN IT. Because I will NEVER vote for that statist socialist, parasitic, steaming pile of obama. Now, I've been told that JimRob is banning anyone who states publicly that they will not vote for trump. So be it....
  • Is Trump the real beneficiary of a "rigged" system?

    04/21/2016 7:12:52 AM PDT · by erk · 24 replies
    Based on the raw vote and delegate counts at Real Clear Politics, consider the following: Raw vote %: Trump - 40% Cruz - 29% Delegate %: Trump - 49% Cruz - 32% Bump created by the "system" (delegate % divided by raw vote%): Trump - 22% Cruz - 10% Votes per delegate (how many votes did it take on average to get one delegate): Trump - 10,322 Cruz - 11,430
  • Has Drudge Dumped Trump? [my opus]

    04/22/2016 5:22:36 PM PDT · by anymouse · 159 replies
    Politistick ^ | April 22, 2016 | Jennifer Burke
    Matt Drudge, founder of the Drudge Report, and Charles Hurt, editor of the Drudge Report, have come under fire from many in the grassroots for turning the site, which was put on the map by the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky affair, into a shill site for the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. The Drudge Report has made a name for itself during this election cycle of being part of the thug-style hitman team of Donald Trump in attacking his closest rival, constitutional conservative Ted Cruz . At the same time, the Drudge Report has used its influence to pump up Donald...
  • Ted Cruz Dies Politically With "New York Values" Rants. (Vanity)

    04/08/2016 7:24:26 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 142 replies
    Ted Cruz has shot himself in the foot big time with his ill thought out ranting about hating New Yorkers. It's the same kind of rant that someone would make about "Red Necks" in any southern state, ill advised and unacceptable. The Cruz verbage is proof that Cruz will do or say anything true or untrue to gain power and control. He is really not-too-bright-in-th brain-department. He is far from Presidential material!!! For goodness sake....the fool, Ted Cruz, has no clue as to how he is being used by the GOP Establishment for "their" purposes, not his. Does anyone really...
  • Time to go

    03/29/2016 9:55:02 AM PDT · by jstaff · 330 replies
    When Sundance replaced Mark Levin in the hearts of so many Freepers, I should have taken the hint. The site has become almost totally partisan. That partisanship is leading to such incredible, slanderous commentary that you would have to look twice to see if you are at FR or DU. We talk about a circular firing squad, and here one pops up. We are destroying our chance to move the ultra left out of the White House by trying to destroy each other. So finally, sadly, I think it is time for me to go, I don't want to be...
  • Alternatives to "CRUZ"Republic? (Opus by one of the pillars of Free Republic...NOT!)

    03/25/2016 9:26:33 AM PDT · by pacificus · 240 replies
    This place, which I've visited nearly 10 times a day since 2000, has become the TED-CRUZRepublic. It's not sad, its just the end of this place for me. I'm shredding my freeper card and moving on. What other sites are out there where can conservatives get access to news and perspective that isnt 100% moderated/censored by followers of the Senator from Texas?
  • OPUS AND OUT

    03/05/2016 1:29:50 PM PST · by woofie · 97 replies
    I took some time away from FR and Im enjoying that time immensely.(it just takes an attitude adjustment). So off I go. I considered shutting up and simply leaving but since I have been here a while I figured , Hell I might as well say something and Opuses are somewhat of a tradition..... thus the Opus route won Final thoughts: A professor I had said if you don't agree on terms you are not communicating And there is not much agreement on terms anymore. The main term not agreed on is "CONSERVATIVE " On Google FR is defined as...
  • Why I'm Leaving Free Republic

    02/23/2016 5:42:15 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 123 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 23 Feb 2016 | Oshkalaboomboom
    YOU IGNORANT HATERS ALWAYS BASHING MY CANDIDATE I CAN'T TAKE IT THIS @!^&*% PLACE.... Actualy, there is no drama involved in my decision. Sorry to disappoint anyone looking for some whiny schreechfest before I head for the exit. The truth is I'm about to leave the USA for good. My wife is a British citizen and our children and grandchildren still live in the UK. We have been looking for a more affordable place to retire for years, mostly in Central and South America but finally settled on Spain because of its beautiful weather, affordability, semi First World culture and...
  • A VERY VERY SHORT RANT

    02/14/2016 7:50:49 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 104 replies
    TRESTLE BAY SWAMP | 02/14/16 | swampsniper
    Already been at least one thread pulled, THINK!DON'T EVERYBODY GO BONKERS NOW AND MAKE US LOOK STUPID FOR BUYING B.S.!VERIFY IT BEFORE YOU RUN WITH IT!Things are gonna get crazy!
  • Rubio is winning me over

    02/06/2016 7:47:26 PM PST · by ritpg · 95 replies
    2/6/16 | Terry Garvey
    How anyone in the debate audience could boo Marco Rubio for saying the Obama knows exactly what he is doing and is not incompetent is incomprehensible to me. Obama is intentionally destroying the US and anyone who would boo someone for saying that is an idiot.
  • F R . I think its time to take some time off , its become a mad house.

    02/04/2016 1:31:21 PM PST · by sopwith · 134 replies
    sopwith | 02\04\16 | me
    We are suppose to be on the same team and have the same goals. What went wrong? I'm not dumping FR. Just going to give it a month or so. The msm must love to read these post lately . Look we got them eating their own. We have a goal and whats happening on Free Republic is not it. See ya in awhile . god bless.
  • Trumpees [my opus]

    01/30/2016 6:58:36 PM PST · by libbylu · 969 replies
    You are all freaking low class jerks. The Heidi thread has been pulled multiple times. Free Republic has become trump derangement central. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A BUNCH OF CONSERVATIVES SO PICKY, PETTY AND STUPID - STUPID FREAKING LOSERS YOU DAMN DEFEND TRUMP AS IF HE WERE A FREAKING BABY BECAUSE HE IS! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL.
  • After over 15 years - time to say goodbye to Free Republic

    09/05/2015 6:15:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 256 replies
    n/a | 9-5-15 | me
    Time to move on. Too juvenile and too much name-calling. Not near the level of critical thinking that used to go on back in the day. I wish the best to all the good ones left out there.
  • Fare Thee Well, Dear Readers

    08/21/2015 10:42:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    After more than four years as an intern-turned-employee at this great outlet, I am now writing to inform you that today is my final day at Townhall. As such, this will by my final post as a member of the Townhall editorial team. I am not leaving, however, because I have suddenly grown angry or cynical about politics as usual – although it is hard not to become cynical at times. It comes with the territory. On the contrary, I have relished and cherished my time here, and thus will deeply miss the people with whom I’ve worked for so...
  • 'Bloom County 2015': Berkeley Breathed Revives Comic Strip

    07/13/2015 3:55:50 PM PDT · by iowamark · 100 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/13/2015
    Fans of the well-loved comic strip Bloom County are celebrating this morning, after cartoonist Berkeley Breathed issued the first panels of his satirical strip in decades. Breathed won a Pulitzer Prize for his work on Bloom County back in 1987; two years later, he quit producing it. On Sunday, he posted a photo of himself to Facebook in which he sat in front of a computer screen with an empty cartoon template titled Bloom County 2015. "A return after 25 years. Feels like going home," he wrote. And on Monday, one of Breathed's central characters, Opus, awoke from his long...
  • Enjoyed my years engaging in discussions on Free Republic, but I am done. Time to face reality.

    06/23/2015 2:12:20 PM PDT · by Codeflier · 336 replies
    Vanity
    Please forgive the vanity... Over the years, I have really enjoyed participating in Free Republic discussions on a great variety of topics. Even when there was strong disagreement, Free Republic brought me a sense of connection with others that always seemed to have a purpose. Unfortunately, I now see clearly that it is over for the US. The constitution has no meaning and we are essentially under mob rule. There is no party to turn to and all the politicians are in collusion to game the system. I think we have reached a stage where this is all going to...
  • The truth about AUTOGYNEPHILIA (Bruce Jenner problem?)

    Bruce Jenner is a raging autogynephile! Great article that cuts through the "gender identity" BS and tells what's really happening.
  • Feel free to delete my account (I'm done)

    03/03/2015 1:23:10 PM PST · by ReganDude · 143 replies
    ReganDude
    I've gathered enough information on Freepers. Feel free to delete this account. Have a wonderful day! ;-)
  • Thanks for the memories, but it's time for Christians to unite not fight

    03/03/2015 12:32:27 PM PST · by two134711 · 1,125 replies
    self | 3/2/2015 | two134711
    Thank you Free Republic for allowing me to post and vent on this site for over ten years. I am a young, married conservative woman who is trying to raise her daughter to be a fine, upstanding lady, an educated woman and a worthy wife to a decent man. Despite the stupidity of my generation (I am on the cusp of GenX and GenY) there is hope. Many young people are more prolife than ever. And at last, many others are beginning to open their eyes to the lies of socialism. However recent events on this site like witnessing the...
  • Please delete my account

    01/31/2015 5:31:12 AM PST · by Michael81Dus · 113 replies
    Hi, haven´t been here since a long long time. Please delete my account, I don´t need the data anymore... Thanks and good bye!
  • Goodbye cruel world - I'm off to join the circus

    Goodbye
  • Opus Delecti

    06/12/2014 2:07:24 PM PDT · by andyk · 55 replies
    Me | 6/12/2014 | andyk
    I really wanted Opus Delecti to mean delicious opus, but it doesn't. In almost 16 years, this is my first vanity. And all I can muster is to post it in bloggers and personal, where it ostensibly belongs. Vanities were against the rules, and as a date once told me, I'm a rule follower. Nobody will miss me when I'm gone. In fact, I know many folks will rejoice. There are many folks I will miss, once zotted. I'll miss the kitty pings, most of all. I'll miss the quiet solitude of Lurker and the crazy shenanigans of Laz. I...
  • I am done, whatever (VANITY)

    03/02/2014 3:13:23 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 441 replies
    I am done. This site has broken me. I am as staunch a conservative as you will find. After returning from Iraq, injured and upset, I turned here and found a welcoming community that shared my thoughts. I am a proud Gadsden Flag waiving man of the Tea Party movement. But because I don't think Sarah Palin is as historically important as other GOP women in the past, I am now considered an idiot, a RINO, ass-kisser and whatever negative connotation you can throw my way. This site has changed so much since that dictator want to be became President...
  • Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill

    12/12/2013 3:11:59 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 253 replies
    Politico ^ | December 11, 2013 | ANNA PALMER and JAKE SHERMAN
    Conservative activists are hitting back. More than 50 high profile conservatives signed onto a statement Wednesday responding to both House Speaker John Boehner’s harsh words for conservative groups earlier in the day and to the firing of the Republican Study Committee’s long-time executive director Paul Teller. “It is clear that the conservative movement has come under attack on Capitol Hill today,” the statement reads.
  • Country music legend Ray Price leaving hospital for Mount Pleasant home, leaves final message...

    12/12/2013 12:22:32 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies
    KLTV ^ | Updated: Dec 12, 2013 12:02 PM | Marshall Stephen
    From East Texas Medical Center: Country Music Hall of Fame member and American country music singer Ray Price, 87, plans to leave East Texas Medical Center in Tyler today to go to his home in Mt. Pleasant for home hospice care. Price was diagnosed in 2011 with pancreatic cancer, and despite aggressive treatment, the cancer has recently spread to his liver, intestines and now his lungs. He has been in and out of hospital care for the past few months and was recently readmitted with complications. Price and his wife of 45 years, Janie, have decided to not pursue any...
  • Thank You All for Welcoming Me! [ZOT! Calling Viking Kitties!]

    11/11/2013 8:25:45 PM PST · by lesliecortner · 788 replies
    Leslie Cortner
    I would like to thank all who have welcomed me within the past almost 3 wks; esp ., "the old lady". I also vividly recall also "null and void" & lazmataz. It's been nice having a posting priviledge here as a guest but I don't think FR is for me. I'm a Constitutional Conservative and as many conservative opinions are voiced here I'm not seeing what I'm personally looking for in commentary. It's sort of like dating isn't it? After a few dates, a few comments,a few opinions, one begins to draw conclusions. Free Republic just isn't for me. I...
  • Americans are stupid (Braking News)

    09/25/2013 10:40:41 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 22 replies
    September 26, 2013 | Eurotwit
    One of the largest tv successes that people around here love is Hardcore Pawn. First of all, it is a filthy pun, that you should not like if you are above 12 years old. It is a tv show that Adolph Hitler could have commissioned. And it is popular tv now? We talk about manifest destiny. I grew up believing in that. America had always inspired the world. You went to the moon. And, can I tell you? I always loved it. Because I felt America was Earth - good guys. Now, you support Al Qaeda, elected a Kenyan as...
  • An Aspiring Scientist’s Frustration with Modern-Day Academia: A Resignation

    09/14/2013 11:31:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    Pascal Junod ^ | 9/9/2013 | Pascal Junod
    Here is a mind-blowing text that was sent to all EPFL researchers (presumably) by a doctoral student during the week-end. It expresses feelings that are worth to think about. Just to be crystal-clear: I am not the author of this text. I don’t publish the name of his/her author, since I have no proof that his/her e-mail address was not spoofed. I don’t think that the exposed facts are a problematic unique to EPFL, nor to any other Swiss university: to the contrary, this is probably a worldwide phenomenon. Finally, I would like to make very clear that I did...
  • Please delete my account.

    09/04/2013 4:22:49 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 108 replies
    today | Bon Mots
    Please delete my account. I sincerely wish you all the best. :-)
  • From the yellow bellied coward admin at not Free Republic

    08/05/2013 4:12:24 PM PDT · by ABrit · 226 replies
    Myself | August 5th , 2013 | ABrit
    This Martha Trowbridge thread has been pulled. Pulled on 08/05/2013 4:02:08 PM PDT by Admin Moderator, reason: Do not post from sources requiring registration. Okay What, you mean? Like Traitor Republic?
  • Goodbye to my American dream: As a black, I'm tired of loving a country that can't love me back

    08/02/2013 9:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 243 replies
    Salon ^ | July 16, 2013 | Tiffanie Drayton
    A photo of the author On the day of college graduation, I told my friends and family the news: I was leaving the country I had lived in since childhood. “I just need a change,” I told them, but they knew there was more. Was it some romance gone awry, they wondered? Some impulsive response to a broken heart? And I was running from heartbreak. My relationship with the United States of America is the most tumultuous relationship I have ever had, and it ended with the heart-rending realization that a country I loved and believed in did not love...
  • my official welcome ZOT to free republic

    07/29/2013 4:38:02 PM PDT · by chickenpp · 251 replies
    i'm not a leftist my left views: banning all guns because they are the culprits in most violent crime, pro choice though you pay your own way, essential services should be government services like police, fire, water, highways. my center views: no gay marriage but allow domestic partnerships, a compromise to make everybody happy. my right views: eliminating hud, dept of education, and well over half of government agencies. government agencies not eliminated would be mostly shrunk and made more efficient. favoring school choice. repealing obamacare and leaving insurance to the free market. eliminating or weakening most government regulations. foreign...
  • Vanity

    07/15/2013 6:41:49 PM PDT · by TexasTransplant · 44 replies
    Me
    Been a Good Run, my 10 year Anniversary is in 3 days, I can't Trust Myself nor the Mods to make sure I don't say / post something that I'd regret for the rest of my life. I am returning to Lurker Status just for my own safety. I have been known to Post Late in the evening (early morning actually) and holding my tongue does not come naturally, once liberated it can really speak my mind. For Self Preservation I now log off and return to Lurker Status... was gonna wait 3 more days but that dog gone enter...
  • Where do I turn to for help in deleting my account

    07/10/2013 1:59:57 AM PDT · by dswyndon · 78 replies
    July 10 2013 | self
    I'm needing a bit of advice here and hoping someone could possibly answer my question. I want to delete my account and need to know what the procedure is . Thanks!
  • Imran Firasat: I am going to be killed soon (proud ex Muslim in Spain )

    05/25/2013 1:49:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 24, 2013 | Robert
    The Spanish government approves Imran Firasat´s extradition to an Islamic country). I am going to die, or I should better say that I am going to be killed soon. The enemy who is going to kill me is not any Muslim but he is a powerful man of the Spanish government who is persecuting me nonstop since last several months and now he is going to kill me any time by abusing his diplomatic power. Revealing the danger of radical Islam to our free and modern society has become a curse for my life. Before it were only Muslims who...
  • Ronin Unquits

    03/22/2013 5:04:41 PM PDT · by Ronin · 38 replies
    My gut | Today | Ronin
    OK, I am back. Not that anyone missed me, but I really needed a time out after last November.
  • CPAC Case for De-emphasizing Abortion and Gay Marriage

    03/15/2013 8:04:15 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/15/13
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Charles Murray prevailed upon social conservatives within the Republican Party to de-emphasize their opposition to issues like abortion and same-sex marriage in an effort to attract younger voters. Murray, the controversial political scientist perhaps best known for his book The Bell Curve on IQ and class structure, said his experience has been that younger voters, like his four children, are reluctant to support GOP candidates even though they may agree with the party on a host of conservative issues.
  • Why I'm quitting Facebook

    02/25/2013 1:45:29 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/25/2013 | Douglas Rushkoff, CNN
    Editor's note: Editor's note: Douglas Rushkoff writes a regular column for CNN.com. He is a media theorist and the author of the upcoming book "Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now." (CNN) -- I used to be able to justify using Facebook as a cost of doing business. As a writer and sometime activist who needs to promote my books and articles and occasionally rally people to one cause or another, I found Facebook fast and convenient. Though I never really used it to socialize, I figured it was OK to let other people do that, and I benefited from their...