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  • 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...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Something Every Zottee Should Realize

    11/17/2005 6:15:41 AM PST · by Turkey Day · 270 replies · 7,570+ views
    <p>You people are jerks. Not likeable jerks either, but the kind folks would like to smack in the back of the head with a shovel. Think Judge Snells from Caddyshack or Neidermier from Animal House.</p> <p>I know this probably comes as a shock to you, but if you do some serious soul searching, you'll realize that I am right.</p>
  • Russian ZOT "Meta-Group" Behind 9/11?

    11/03/2005 4:55:34 PM PST · by snowback · 148 replies · 3,954+ views
    Lobster. The Journal of Parapolitics ^ | 10/29/05 | Peter Dale Scott
    Concluding Question: The Meta-Group and the United States Government It seems clear that the meta-group, with its influential connections on at least three continents, was powerful enough to effect changes, through the Russian 9/11, in Russian history. The question arises whether they could similarly effect changes in American history as well. As we have seen Russian sources claim that the U.S. Government has had access to he meta-group, for such especially sensitive projects as the assassination of Abu al Walid al-Hamadi. They claim the meta-group's involvement in a number of U.S.-sponsored regime changes in eastern Europe, from the overthrow of...
  • President Will, Justice Powell and Chief Justice Wilkinson (HUGH HEWITT slaps little George Will)

    10/22/2005 8:11:57 PM PDT · by Checkers · 257 replies · 3,794+ views
    HughHewitt.com ^ | October 22, 2005 09:47 AM PST | Hugh Hewitt
    George Will is quite rightly recognized as among the two or three finest pundits of the last 25 years. Put aside his bow ties and his very well known love of baseball: Will has consistently produced entertaining and insightful prose over a very long period of time. It is simply wrong to reject Will as "no big deal." But he can and does throw spokes, and he did so in Sunday's column. From Will's column: "Last week's ruling divided the justices into unlikely cohorts, thereby providing a timely reminder that concepts such as ``judicial activism,'' ``strict construction'' and ``original intent''...
  • Miers Hit on Letters and the Law ("Writings Both Personal and Official Have Critics Poking Fun")

    10/15/2005 2:37:57 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 448 replies · 4,583+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/15/2005 | Charles Babington
    Supreme Court confirmation battles usually involve excavations of the nominee's judicial opinions, legal briefs and decades-old government memos. Harriet Miers is the first nominee to hit trouble because of thank-you letters. Miers's paper trail may be relatively short, but it makes plain that her climb through Texas legal circles and into George W. Bush's inner circle was aided by a penchant for cheerful personal notes. Years later, even some of her supporters are cringing -- and her opponents are viciously making merry -- at the public disclosure of this correspondence and other writings from the 1990s. Bush may have enjoyed...
  • One Senator's power

    10/13/2005 12:59:46 AM PDT · by paudio · 62 replies · 1,525+ views
    townhall.com ^ | oct 13, 05 | bob novak
    WASHINGTON -- Senate confirmation of President Bush's choice to be U.S. ambassador to the European Union has been delayed for several weeks, and the nominee may not take his post until well into November. Bush's choice as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is serving under a recess appointment and may never be confirmed. The reason: the individual whims of two Republican senators. Freshman Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida last week temporarily blocked the confirmation of longtime Republican stalwart C. Boyden Gray to the EU for petty political reasons. Much more serious because its effect looks permanent, Sen. George Voinovich...
  • 'Iron Lady' Wants To Kick Out Foreign Petty Crooks (Holland)

    09/30/2005 6:19:36 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 522+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-1-2005 | David Rennie
    'Iron Lady' wants to kick out foreign petty crooks By David Rennie in Brussels (Filed: 01/10/2005) Foreigners living in Holland who repeatedly commit petty crimes will face deportation, under plans announced by the country's immigration minister yesterday. The shift in policy lowers the legal threshold for deporting immigrants holding Dutch residence permits. At the moment, they face expulsion only for serious crimes, such as kidnapping or murder. The policy change was put to the cabinet by the "Iron Lady" of Dutch politics, Rita Verdonk.A spokesman for Mrs Verdonk said she took action after an advisory panel urged the government to...
  • Buttongate: Bush’s Shirt

    09/17/2005 9:12:26 PM PDT · by SquirrelKing · 92 replies · 3,195+ views
    The Political Teen ^ | 9.16.05 | Blogs, et al.
    A lot of liberal bloggers are commenting on this picture. Apparently Bush didn’t button the top button of his shirt in the correct position. Is it just me or is it a bit hypocritical for Democrats to be commenting on people’s clothes after this:
  • For Bush, a Deepening Divide: Katrina Crisis Brings No Repeat of 9/11 Bipartisanship

    09/07/2005 3:27:33 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 36 replies · 891+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/7/05 | Dan Balz
    When terrorists struck on Sept. 11, 2001, Americans came together in grief and resolve, rallying behind President Bush in an extraordinary show of national unity. But when Hurricane Katrina hit last week, the opposite occurred, with Americans dividing along sharply partisan lines in their judgment of the president's and the federal government's response. The starkly different verdicts on Bush's stewardship of the two biggest crises of his presidency underscore the deepening polarization of the electorate that has occurred on his watch. This gaping divide has left the president with no reservoir of good will among his political opponents at a...
  • Rove's Texas residency status negates D.C. tax deduction

    09/04/2005 4:18:28 AM PDT · by Archidamus · 36 replies · 789+ views
    Washington Post via HoustonChronicle.com ^ | Sept. 3, 2005 | LORI MONTGOMERY
    He is paying the back tax after rules change; now Hill Country property brings scrutiny WASHINGTON - Presidential adviser Karl Rove may live in Washington. But in his heart — and for voting purposes — he remains a Texan. Which means he is not legally entitled to the homestead deduction and property tax cap he's been getting on his Washington home for the past 3 1/2 years. Last week, the District of Columbia tax collector was alerted to the problem. And Rove agreed to reimburse the District for an estimated $3,400 in back taxes, city officials said. But now some...
  • Bent Out of Shape (Why are liberals so exercised by the President's exercise?)

    08/25/2005 10:43:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 942+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 8/26/2005 | Patrick Hynes
    There have been a great number of petty and unfair attacks leveled at George W. Bush in the past five years. He's slow witted. He surrounds himself with incompetent "yes men." He's Hitler. But the pettiest and least fair to date is the charge that President Bush exercises too much. For whatever reason, liberals have developed an obsession with the president's "obsession" with physical fitness. Last month the New Republic's Jonathan Chait, writing in the Los Angeles Times, castigated President Bush for his "obsession with exercise that borders on the creepy." "Bush's insistence that the entire populace follow his example,...