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  • The New York Times in a tizzy over Melania Trump's fashion choices. Seriously?

    11/19/2016 11:40:21 AM PST · by ColdOne · 179 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/18/16 | Liz Peek
    The New York Times is in trouble, and they know it. The paper has lost all credibility, and even long-time readers comfortable with its editorial bias have been sickened by the all-out trashing of Donald Trump over the past several months. ADVERTISEMENT When the publisher of the world’s most arrogant and all-knowing newspaper puts out a mea culpa promising to “rededicate ourselves to the fundamental mission of Times journalism” you can be pretty sure that something is awry. To pledge to “report America and the world honestly, without fear or favor” suggests they have been doing otherwise, and that is...
  • Fashion Maven Urges Fellow Designers to Refuse to ‘Dress’ Melania Trump

    11/18/2016 9:19:27 AM PST · by detective · 218 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Fashion designer Sophie Theallet is urging her colleagues in couture to follow her example by refusing to “dress” the future first lady Melania Trump. “As one who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom and respect for all lifestyles, I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next First Lady,” Theallet wrote, reports Elle. “The rhetoric of racism, sexism, and xenophobia unleashed by her husband’s presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by. I encourage my fellow designers to do the same.”
  • Scenes from the liberal meltdown

    11/12/2016 9:51:57 AM PST · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/11/2016 | Post Editorial Board
    Stop the insanity! Days after Donald Trump stunned the world by winning the presidency, liberal America remains in the throes of a massive mental and emotional meltdown. Anti-Trump protests have spread to more cities and continue to turn violent. In Portland Thursday night, rioters stoned police and vandalized businesses and cars. Anyone expressing support for Trump has become the target of unrestrained venom: There are calls to boycott New Balance — its sneakers have been publicly burned — because an official said Trump would be better on trade issues. Meanwhile, the CEO of Grubhub, the online food-delivery service, demanded that...
  • Fourth night of Trump protests turn into chaos (Portland)

    11/12/2016 12:12:34 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 34 replies
    KGW.COm | 11/11/2016
    For the fourth straight night, anti-Trump protesters took to the streets of downtown Portland, and for the second straight night the protest turned into a melee. The protest began as a peaceful rally at City Hall at 5 p.m. before protesters split into what appeared to be three groups at around 7 p.m. There were at least 1,000 protesters and police said there were reports of vandalism and assault. Several people have been arrested. One group, organized by Portland's Resistance, stayed at the rally in City Hall. Despite pleas from police earlier in the day, some protesters began marching on...
  • Warren On Trump Protests: People Are Upset And Have The Right To Have Their Voices Heard

    11/11/2016 10:02:59 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 56 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 11-11-2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about the election of Donald Trump, what non-Trump voters can do to assuage their despair, and the path forward for Democrats. Transcript, via MSNBC: (snip) MADDOW: "..... People are very, very upset. And I keep hearing, you can't move to Canada, you can't go into your shell, you can't be despondent, you have to fight. But fight how? WARREN: " ..... his entire campaign was fueled on racism and bigotry, attacks on women, attacks on African-Americans, attacks on Latinos, attacks on Muslims, attacks on people who were disabled. I mean, it was...
  • Trump adviser urges Obama, Clinton to speak out on protests

    11/11/2016 8:14:30 AM PST · by Scythian_Reborn · 84 replies
    Donald Trump’s campaign manager took to Twitter Thursday to call on President Obama or Hillary Clinton to speak out against calls for political violence, as unruly post-election protests broke out for the second night in a row in cities across the country. Police in Portland, Ore. declared that a once peaceful protest was a riot after demonstrators were seen attacking drivers and committing acts of vandalism during their march against Trump’s election Thursday night.
  • Wealthy Trump Tower residents are fed up with protesters

    11/11/2016 7:18:24 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    It’s not so easy being a member of the 1 percent if you live at Trump Tower. Residents of the sleek Fifth Avenue skyscraper where Trump lives in the penthouse, based his TV show “The Apprentice” and launched his candidacy are having a hard time getting in and out of the building thanks to crowds of supporters, protesters and security. “They can’t get into their own homes without being stopped and frisked and having to show ID,” said a top broker who is already fielding calls from residents planning to move out. “These are wealthy people. They don’t need this,...
  • Anti-Trump protesters march for 3rd night; Portland police call it a 'riot'

    11/11/2016 7:26:36 AM PST · by SES1066 · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/11/16 | Azadeh Ansari
    Thousands protesting Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election took to the streets for a third night of demonstrations and vigils in several US cities. An anti-Trump rally in Portland, Oregon, revved up as protesters confronted police Thursday night. What started out as a peaceful march, with more than 4,000 people, quickly turned violent.
  • King of NASCAR Richard Petty: “Look How Many Jobs Mr. Trump has Created Over his Career”

    09/07/2016 8:14:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 11 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 7 Sep 16 | John Roberts
    Arguably the greatest NASCAR driver of all-time, Richard Petty is all in for Donald Trump. Petty spoke before a large crowd of 4,000 in North Carolina yesterday. He said, “Look how many jobs Mr. Trump has created over his career […]” Check it out. From BizPac Review: At a Tuesday evening campaign event in Greenville, North Carolina, a state Trump must win to have any shot at defeating Hillary Clinton, retired NASCAR legend Richard Petty took the podium to explain the rationale behind his decision. “Look how many jobs Mr. Trump has created over his career,” Petty pointed out, “so...
  • Trump slams Iowa paper ahead of key poll

    12/12/2015 2:23:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    United Press International ^ | December 12, 2015 | Ann Marie Awad
    Trump told supporters: “I only like polls that treat me well.” DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- As the Des Moines Register prepares to release its key poll in the Iowa primary, Donald Trump slammed the paper calling it "dishonest." The paper previously found itself on Trump's bad side after it published an editorial in July calling for the real estate mogul to end his presidential campaign. He responded by refusing press credentials to Register reporters at his events. Trump knocked the paper at an event Friday in Des Moines: "You have one of the most dishonest right here...
  • Fox Hosts Jump To Megyn Kelly's Defense After Trump Doubles Down (Geraldo, Perino, Powers...)

    08/25/2015 10:34:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 141 replies
    TPM ^ | 8/25/15 | CAITLIN MACNEAL
    Though Fox News hosts remained largely silent during Donald Trump's first spat with Megyn Kelly, the channel's personalities were quick to defend their colleague Tuesday morning after Trump again decided to ridicule Kelly. Trump had patched up his relationship with Fox after commenting that Kelly "had blood coming out of her wherever" during the first Republican presidential debate. However, on Monday night he said Kelly was "off her game" upon returning from vacation. He also retweeted a comment calling Kelly a "bimbo." During "Fox and Friends" on Tuesday morning, co-host Brian Kilmeade said Trump's tweets attacking Kelly were "totally out...
  • Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

    07/18/2015 2:19:05 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 179 replies
    A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.” Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites. This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already...
  • Tom Petty Addresses Sam Smith's Songwriting Snafu: 'The Word Lawsuit Was Never Even Said'

    01/29/2015 5:04:53 PM PST · by Hugin · 51 replies
    billboard/msn ^ | 1/29/15 | Marc Schneider
    Tom Petty has addressed the recent news that he and frequent collaborator Jeff Lynne have received songwriting credit on Sam Smith's hit "Stay With Me." In a statement to Billboard, the rock legend praises Smith for quickly addressing what he calls a "musical accident" -- i.e., the similarities between "Stay" and his hit "I Wont' Back Down." "Most times you catch it before it gets out the studio door but in this case it got by," he says. "Sam's people were very understanding of our predicament and we easily came to an agreement. "
  • OBAMA WILL NOT MEET WITH NETANYAHU DURING TRIP TO WASHINGTON

    01/22/2015 9:24:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 92 replies
    AP ^ | 1/22/15 | Julie Pace
    ....Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March. Spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan says that in keeping with "long-standing practice and principle," the president does not meet with heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections. Israel is scheduled to hold elections in mid-March.
  • Richard Petty's Wife Dies at Age 72

    03/25/2014 5:20:24 PM PDT · by jettester · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 3/24/14
    Richard Petty's wife passes away from cancer.
  • Richard Petty: Danica Patrick wins 'if everybody else stayed home'

    02/10/2014 2:29:54 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 10, 2014
    He hasn't been behind the wheel since 1992, but there still is only one King of NASCAR, and when Richard Petty speaks, the words carry some weight. On the subject of Danica Patrick's chances of winning in her second full season behind the wheel of a Sprint Cup car, Petty is quite clear.
  • Heisman Watch: Tracking the Candidates

    11/08/2013 3:58:40 PM PST · by re_nortex · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 8, 2013, 8:40 AM ET | Staff
    Sporting a brace on his left knee, Mariota turned in his worst performance of the season in Oregon's loss to Stanford, its first of the year. He finished with negative rushing yards for the first time this season and could not get the Ducks on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter, when he threw two touchdowns. The comeback effort fell short after Oregon could not recover a second onside kick.
  • ‘Pretty Good!’: Have You Seen This Clip of Allen West Singing a Tom Petty Classic?

    07/14/2012 4:39:17 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/14/2012 | Erica Ritz
    Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) has become the most recent politician to be caught singing in public, following in the footsteps of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. The clip was reportedly taken back on June 25th during a rally in Newman, GA, but is just starting to attract notice after a recent mention on Fox and Friends.
  • Woman arrested after being 'caught having sex with 15-year-old boy on Thanksgiving Day'

    12/04/2011 4:09:05 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 232 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4 December 2011 | NA
    A Texas woman was arrested after relatives said they caught her having sex with a 15-year-old boy on Thanksgiving Day. The scene unfolded at a family gathering held on the holiday at a house in Oakridge Forest Lane in Spring. Police arrested Amanda Billiris, 23, after relatives said they witnessed her having sexual intercourse with the boy, the arrest report states. The avid motorcycle racer has been charged with sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony, reports the Houston Courier. According to the Texas Penal Code, if convicted, she faces between two to 20 years in prison. Ms Billaris...
  • Tom Petty Demands Michele Bachmann Stop Playing His Song

    06/28/2011 2:46:59 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 115 replies · 1+ views
    Gawker.com ^ | 6/28/11 | Jim Newall
    The management for rock and roll star Tom Petty didn't waste any time after Bachmann's campaign launch yesterday to send a cease-and-desist letter, demanding that she never use his song "American Girl" at campaign events again. These requests are not uncommon for Republican candidates, and it's one of the things that genuinely sucks for them. They can never use the easygoing, overplayed songs that they enjoy on FM radio, and they learn that their favorite artists despise them. Democrats' problem, on the other hand, is that they have to feign gratitude to all the musicians who write bad songs for...
  • Tom Petty won't back Michele Bachmann's use of 'American Girl'

    06/28/2011 12:46:04 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 95 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/28/11 | Chris Riemenschneider
    Among the many traditions for presidential candidates on the campaign trail are kissing babies and getting kiss-offs from rock musicians over unwanted use of their songs. A day into her campaign for the White House, Michele Bachmann is already facing the latter custom. Tom Petty has sent the Minnesota congresswoman a cease-and-desist order after she used his 1977 classic "American Girl" as background music at her kickoff rally Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, a source close to the singer has confirmed. This is not the first time Petty has sent out such an order: George W. Bush's team also received one...
  • Bachmann doesn't accept apology for 'flake' question

    06/27/2011 6:19:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies
    Bachmann doesn't accept apology for 'flake' question By Michael O'Brien - 06/27/11 08:10 AM ET Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said she wasn't accepting the apology of Fox anchor Chris Wallace, who asked her Sunday if she was a "flake." Bachmann rejected an apology from Wallace, who challenged whether the Tea Party-aligned congresswoman was serious in her bid for the Republican presidential nomination. "I think that it's insulting to insinuate that a candidate for president is less than serious," Bachmann said in an interview on ABC when asked about Wallace's apology, which he posted online. "Those are the small issues," Bachmann...
  • Sarah Palin gives a glimpse of the Grizzly within her

    03/04/2011 7:45:36 PM PST · by PhilipJames · 103 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | March 4 | PhilipJames
    Well, if Chris Christie or any of the other "pretenders" to the Republican nomination thought that Sarah Palin couldn't be a Grizzly when she wants to.... just a little taste of things to come - http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/03/governor-palin-on-fox-business-network.html
  • SOTU: President Obama is Petulant, Petty, and Hypocritical

    01/26/2011 8:46:47 AM PST · by Seth Forman · 6 replies
    Mr. Forman's Planet ^ | 01/26/11 | Seth Forman
    For someone who is constantly lauded for his brilliance and high-mindedness, and who himself seems never to stop talking about bipartisanship and unity, President Obama never fails to be petulant, petty, hyper-partisan and, most problematically, hypocritical. After insisting at the outset of the speech that “we will move forward together, or not at all -- for the challenges we face are bigger than party, and bigger than politics” and that “we are part of the American family,” Obama once again set out to demonize a part of that America, the evil producers of 90 percent of our energy, the oil...
  • Chris Matthews Slams '300 Plus' Pounds Chris Christie, Too Fat to be President

    12/10/2010 9:57:30 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Dec. 10, 2010 | Scott Whitlock
    Hardball host Chris Matthews appeared at a local event in Washington D.C. on Thursday to trash Republican Chris Christie as too fat to be President. The Washington Examiner reported that Matthews derided the New Jersey governor, mocking, "Chris Christie is moon over New Jersey, he should not wear white shirts, I tell you that." He continued, "I saw him the other day and I was amazed by it, he must be 300 plus, and that’s something he’s just gotta deal with because you’re not going to say, ‘I’m going to cut the budget,’ well, how about starting with supper?" Matthews,...
  • How Will Obama Punish His Enemies and Reward His Friends?

    10/26/2010 1:18:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 26, 2010 | Andrew Thomas
    Who is the real Barack Hussein Obama?  Harvard-educated professor of law?  Radical community organizer? Union flack? Or Chicago Way thug politician? Now that it seems apparent that President Obama's big government takeover policies will be soundly rebuked by the electorate next Tuesday, his anger against those who oppose him seems to be rising to the surface again and his true nature is showing through.  This past Monday, speaking on Univision, he warned that attaining his goals will be harder "[I]f Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who...
  • Please, No More Teachable Moments

    08/19/2010 4:59:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The president of the United States has it hard enough without needlessly wading into, and fanning, local controversies. The economy is battered by sluggish growth, high unemployment, record annual deficits and near unsustainable national debt. Over 50 percent of the people now disapprove of Barack Obama's handling of these problems. So why weigh in on hot-button issues that can only polarize people without solving anything? Last summer, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, a scholar of African-American literature and history, got into a silly dispute with a local policeman. For some reason, President Obama, the leader of the free world, rushed...
  • School is out and petty holliganism is up

    07/02/2010 1:52:25 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 29 replies
    www.thefreelibrary.com ^ | 2 July 2010 | Neighborhood Watch
    Please forgive the partial vanity, but we are having a situation in our neighborhood which is growing troublesome. I wonder if other Freepers are experiencing the same thing. As school lets out, there is always an uptick in petty mischief-- kids moving or rearranging lawn ornaments, banging on your door in the wee hours of the morning and running off and other such annoyances.But this year seems to be especially bad because part-time jobs are few and kids have too much time on their hands.We've had our door beat on multiple times per night lately, as have other neighbors. Another...
  • Obama to relieve McChrystal of command

    06/23/2010 10:30:19 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 52 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 23, 2010 | Staff
    Sources tell NBC News that the president has decided to replace him WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has decided to relieve Gen. Stanley McChrystal of his command over all U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, sources tell NBC News. Obama is scheduled to make an official 1:30 p.m. EDT announcement about the general.
  • Obama to speak after cabinet meeting (McChrystal must have gotten under his thin skin)

    06/22/2010 12:55:46 PM PDT · by milwguy · 66 replies
    politico ^ | 6/22/2010 | p
    President Obama will make a statement to the pool after meeting with his cabinet at 4 p.m., the White House announced.
  • NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Endorses John McCain

    10/11/2008 12:22:09 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 22 replies · 996+ views
    October 11, 2008 Contact: Press Office NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Endorses John McCain ARLINGTON, VA -- McCain-Palin 2008 today announced that Richard Petty, widely known as the greatest driver in NASCAR history, is endorsing John McCain for president. Petty is announcing his endorsement at today's Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. "What we need right now in these uncertain times is a steady hand on the wheel -- a leader we can trust to put country first, ahead of politics," Petty said. "John McCain has always done that, and if you need proof, think about...
  • Barack Obama leaps on John McCain homes gaffe

    08/21/2008 1:36:26 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 27 replies · 115+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | August 21, 2008 | Alex Spillius
    Republican candidate Senator John McCain scored perhaps the biggest own goal of the US presidential campaign so far when he admitted that he did not know how many houses he owned. For a candidate who portrays himself as a man of the people the blunder was potentially hugely damaging, coming at a time when many Americans are struggling with rising inflation, energy costs and unemployment. Asked about his properties on the campaign trail, Mr McCain told Politico.com: "I think - I'll have my staff get to you. It's condominiums where - I'll have them get to you." The senator and...
  • 60-Year-Old Man Dies In Richard Petty Driving Experience Crash

    02/04/2008 10:43:18 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 86 replies · 3,195+ views
    local6 ^ | February 4, 2008
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A 60-year-old tourist died after he crashed while driving a Richard Petty Driving Experience NASCAR vehicle at the Daytona International Speedway. Track officials said Robert Boswell was driving around the speedway Sunday night when he somehow lost control of the race car and crashed into a wall. Boswell was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center, where he was declared dead at about 7 p.m., officials said. Cars can reach speeds of 120 mph in the simulated stock car racing attraction at the Daytona Beach International Speedway. An autopsy is being conducted to determine if any health...
  • There He Goes Again ....(When it comes to incompetence, Carter stands splendidly alone)

    05/22/2007 4:59:27 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 51 replies · 1,567+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | Tuesday, May 22, 2007 | William Murchison
    "Pot calling the kettle black" is how we might feel tempted to characterize Jimmy Carter's embarrassing assault on George W. Bush and Tony Blair for their part in liberating Iraq: "overt reversal of America's values," "abominable," "subservient," blah, blah, blah. Giving way to such a temptation would amount to putting Bush and Blair on the same level as Jimmy Carter. No way. When it comes to incompetence, Carter stands splendidly alone among modern presidents. It was never the way of James Earl Carter Jr., to keep his moral pronouncements to himself, but this past weekend's tirade — petty, vain, spiteful...
  • Democrats rename 5 House committees

    01/05/2007 7:59:53 PM PST · by mdittmar · 47 replies · 1,380+ views
    ap ^ | 1/5/07 | KASIE HUNT
    In taking back control of the House, Democrats also are restoring the old names used for committees when they last headed them in 1994.Republicans swept into power in that year's midterm elections had created their own monikers for several committees. As part of the rules changes adopted this week, Democrats reclaimed the old names for several committee and created a new name for one other panel: • The Committee on Education and the Workforce was changed back to its pre-1995 name, Education and Labor. Tom Kiley, a spokesman for incoming chairman George Miller, D-Calif., said Miller "believed that the name...
  • Photo of Bush fishing with disabled child, almost as good as the aircraft carrier photo

    10/19/2006 6:57:40 AM PDT · by musikman · 49 replies · 2,947+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 10/18/2006 | Yahoo, Reuters
    U.S. President George W. Bush looks on as Hank Gissom casts a fishing line at Victory Junction gang Camp in Randleman, North Carolina, October 18, 2006
  • President Bush To Visit Kyle Petty's Children's Camp On Wednesday (North Carolina)

    10/17/2006 5:21:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 617+ views
    WSOCTV ^ | 10/16/06
    Bush To Visit Kyle Petty's Children's Camp On WednesdayPOSTED: 10:14 am EDT October 16, 2006 GREENSBORO, N.C. -- President Bush is making another visit to North Carolina. The White House says Bush will visit an elementary school and a children's camp started by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty on Wednesday. Bush also plans to have lunch with local community leaders before visiting Waldo C. Falkener Elementary School in Greensboro, where he's scheduled to talk about his No Child Left Behind initiative. The president will then visit Victory Junction Gang Camp for ill and disabled kids in Randleman. Officials at The White...
  • McCain's Out-of-Control Anger: Does He Have the Temperament to Be President?

    07/06/2006 5:48:32 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 37 replies · 1,031+ views
    Newsmax ^ | July 5, 2006 | Ronald Kessler
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is considered a front-runner for the 2008 race, but does McCain have the temperament to be president? But to insiders who know him, McCain has an irrational, explosive side that make many of them question whether he is fit to serve as president and be commander in chief. Nowhere is that sentiment stronger than in the Senate, where McCain has few friends or supporters. In fact, when McCain ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2000, only four Republican senators endorsed him. "I have witnessed incidents where he has used profanity at colleagues and exploded...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • This is just a drill: Thanks to John McCain, Free Republic will shut down tomorrow at high noon for

    03/23/2006 8:03:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 1,256 replies · 40,000+ views
    <p>Thanks to John McCain, Free Republic will shut down tomorrow at high noon for 30 days. No non government approved electioneering messages may be transmitted over the internet for the 30 days immediately preceding a primary election.</p> <p>That is all.</p>
  • Helen Thomas Available for lectures

    03/22/2006 6:10:19 AM PST · by Brainhose · 25 replies · 465+ views
    KeySpeakers.com ^ | Today | Brainhose
    Yes kids!For only $12,500 you too can have Helen Thomas give a lecture at your event.I'm sure it's a rousing good time!
  • A Fitting Heir to Bush (Slams Senator George Allen)

    02/13/2006 11:07:30 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 385 replies · 5,277+ views
    The Nation ^ | 2/13/06 | Ari Berman
    George Allen, the not-so-bright, tobacco-dipping, football-quoting Senator from Virginia, is quickly emerging as the right wing's potential answer to John McCain come 2008. Allen solidified his standing as an inside the Beltway rising star by winning the Conservative Political Action Conference's '08 straw poll on Saturday, besting McCain 22 to 20 percent. He also won the title of "America's Best Senator" from Muslims for Bush. Since we're likely to be hearing Allen's name more and more in the coming months, let's take a look back at what he thinks of the pressing issues of the day, starting with the selection...
  • Jimmy Carter: An American Disgrace

    02/13/2006 3:59:05 AM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 46 replies · 2,276+ views
    MND ^ | Sunday, February 12, 2006 | by Vincent Fiore
    It isn’t too often that one who pens opinion articles will fully allow himself to “let it all out,” and quite possibly say more than ever intended. Here then, is one of those rare times--a time when I cannot contain myself, consequences be damned. For today, I will speak in no uncertain terms about one of America’s greatest elective mistakes, James Earl Carter, Jr. That is the last time I will use Carter’s full Christian name in this space, so cherish the reference if you must. But even that simple courtesy should be denied, in my mind. If one were...
  • Carter: Still No Clue

    02/08/2006 6:03:16 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 187 replies · 5,005+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2006 | The Editors
    Jimmy Carter may or may not have been the worst president of the 20th century — history will have the final word on that — but his disgraceful performance yesterday at Coretta Scott King's funeral marks him as the most shameless. Maybe of all time. There is, after all, a time and place for everything — but not for Carter. In a reprehensible (albeit typical) display of tone-deafness, the former president used the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King's widow to score cheap points against President Bush. (He wasn't alone in that regard, more of which in a bit.) Carter...
  • Jimmy Carter shows how hateful he is during King speech

    02/07/2006 2:38:58 PM PST · by Thanatos · 152 replies · 5,569+ views
    Self | 2-7-2006 | Thanatos
    Jimmy Carter shows his only colors are all partisan.. Deciding to desecrate the funeral of Coretta Scott King , the former president decided to ignore the grief of the King Family, to throw away the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr., and focused his speech on attacking the President of the United States. Why? Because he could so he did. This is the essence of hate.. Why the Left Wing is so bereft of leadership, bereft of a path, bereft of morals. Their whole platform is simple hate. “I hate the President”, “I hate the USA”, “I hate Children”, “I...
  • Jimmy Carter Bush-bashing at King Funeral (Personal)

    02/07/2006 11:32:39 AM PST · by pillut48 · 406 replies · 16,128+ views
    "Thousands Remember Coretta Scott King" ---------- I was watching Fox News and they showed Jimmy Carter speaking at Coretta Scott King's funeral, and sure enough, he started talking about illegal wire-tapping and other examples of government run amok. I am appalled that he would use this opportunity to bash the President, but not really surprised. :-(
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...