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  • America The Beautiful

    07/04/2017 10:15:02 AM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | July 4, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    To all our American readers, a happy Independence Day! This much requested essay is taken from Mark's book A Song For The Season: In 1893, a Massachusetts professor called Katharine Lee Bates was giving a series of summer lectures on English literature at Colorado College, in Colorado Springs. "One day," she recalled, "some of the other teachers and I decided to go on a trip to 14,000-foot Pikes Peak. We hired a prairie wagon. Near the top we had to leave the wagon and go the rest of the way on mules. I was very tired. But when I saw...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September, 2017

    07/01/2017 10:12:57 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 173 replies
    July 1, 2017 | Meg33, The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • The Darlings - 'There is a Time' 1963

    06/02/2017 1:32:22 PM PDT · by Godebert · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 21, 2012 | Bluegrass Preservation
    Anyone remember this episode from the Andy Griffith Show? The Dillards and Maggie Peterson performing 'There is a Time'. There is a Time
  • A Pivotal Day

    05/30/2017 4:42:34 AM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 16 replies
    Roderick T. Beaman
    A PIVOTAL DAY "Get the radio on. Kennedy's been shot!" Id phoned my mother. We still hoped not the worst would be true. After all the years since then I can still recall what she replied to me and the way she said it that long ago autumn day. It still stands out like yesterday in my mind and others all say the same, I find. "Someone shot Kennedy, a friend had said. We soon learned it was in the head! It was immediately after that, we all turned our radios on and sat down for the breaking news that...
  • The Eagle's Watch (Memorial Day 2017)

    05/27/2017 1:24:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 3 replies
    A Tribute and thanks to those who have heeded the call and especially to those who paid for our freedom by the giving of their the last full measure of devotion. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
  • Word For The Day - COTERIE

    05/12/2017 6:53:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    05-12-2017 | Red Badger
    ................Its FRIDAY!................... In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of Word for the Day. COTERIE CO-TE-RIE noun plural noun: coteries 1. A circle of people who associate with one another. The new junior employee joined our merry after-hours coterie. 2. An exclusive group of people, who associate closely for a common purpose; a clique. A tightly-knit coterie of executive powerbrokers made all the real decisions in the company. 3. A communal burrow of prairie dogs. The coterie was located in the middle of our wheat field....
  • Word For The Day - ABSQUATULATE

    05/05/2017 6:10:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.vocabulary.com ^ | 05-05-2017 | Red Badger
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". ABSQUATULATE ab·squat·u·late abˈskwäCHəˌlāt/ Verb North American humorous Verb: absquatulate 3rd person present: absquatulates Past tense: absquatulated Past participle: absquatulated Gerund or present participle: absquatulating Definition: To leave abruptly. Example: "some overthrown dictator who had absquatulated to the U.S.A." Origin: Mid 19th century: blend, simulating a Latin form, of abscond, squattle ‘depart,’ and perambulate .
  • CASE NUMBER 6-4-2-9-8

    04/20/2017 11:06:35 AM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 9 replies
    Roderick T. Beaman
    CASE NUMBER 6-4-2-9-8 The man behind the counter calls out "Case number 6-4-2-9-8". She responds and walks up to the counter to the man and he says "You're late". "I know sir" the woman then replies "I missed my bus". I really tried to be on time but you see my problem was today my uncle died." "We have a lot of work to do here and we don't have any extra time to waste on people like you so please fill out this form and get in line." "Thank you sir" she says and walks back to her chair...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June, 2017

    03/31/2017 10:37:13 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 846 replies
    April 1, 2017 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham;
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Ha! Reasons To Vote For Democrats Book Filled With 266 Blank Pages

    03/09/2017 3:59:01 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09 Mar 2017 | Matt Vespa
    It took a very long time to research this book, Knowles said Thursday. Ive been observing the Democratic Party for at least 10 years now and when I observed their record and reasons to vote for them on reasons of economics or foreign policy or homeland security or civil rights and so on I realized it was probably best to just leave all the pages blank.
  • I Talked To A Russian

    03/02/2017 10:08:03 AM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 102 replies
    My Expansive Memory | 3/2/2017 | blueunicorn6
    I talked to a Russian. I admit it. I'm not particularly proud of it, but so be it. It was at EXPO 1974 in Spokane, WA. Me and a couple of my high school buddies snuck into the Russian pavilion. We were in back when the Russian security guys caught us. They asked us what we were doing back there. I told them, "Looking for your spy equipment you filthy commies!" They chased us outside. There you have it. I expect to be denounced by the Democrats. I talked to a Russian. I'd have talked to the Chinese if they'd...
  • Ari Lessier-Jewish Bob Marley

    02/26/2017 5:52:12 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Boycott Israel Israel Apartheid ..... Martin Luther King ......
  • So ... you think you're disabled ?

    02/16/2017 7:32:31 AM PST · by knarf · 13 replies
    Sue Austin ^ | August 18, 2012 | Sue Austin
    A wheelchair unbound artist is amazing!This came in my FB page and after viewing it ... I HAD to share it. Here's her website
  • Celebrate your love with candlelit Valentine's Day dinner at Waffle House

    01/23/2017 8:24:42 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 20 replies
    AL.com ^ | 1/23/17 | Lucy Berry
    If you're looking to share a romantic meal and save a few bucks on Valentine's Day, Waffle House might be the place for you. 19750144-standard.jpg On Feb. 14, Waffle House employees will dim the lights, light a few candles and serve up heart-shaped waffles for love-struck couples. The Valentine's Day event has been a Waffle House tradition for 10 years as couples celebrate their love with a heaping plate of hash browns or t-bone steak with eggs. The reservation-only event is available at restaurants in 16 states. Twenty-two Waffle House locations in Alabama will participate, up from only 12 in...
  • The original poem "Twas The Night Before Inauguration"

    01/22/2017 2:51:32 PM PST · by Tony Olson · 17 replies
    The Gem State Patriot ^ | December 23, 2016 | Tony Olson
    Twas the Night Before Inauguration! By: Tony Olson Twas the night before Inauguration, and up in the tower, The Donald reflected on his newfound power. The conservative masses had come out in force, And delivered a victory that would chart a new course. The snowflakes were shell-shocked with tears in their eyes, The media lied to them . . . What a surprise. They had been promised a Hillary win, But the criminal Clinton took one on the chin. And though from all corners celebrities flew, They made no impression, for they hadnt a clue. They talked about climate, racism,...
  • An Inauguration Poem

    01/19/2017 7:11:12 PM PST · by Ouderkirk · 6 replies
    1-19-2017 | Anonymous
    Twas the night before Inauguration, and up in the tower, The Donald reflected on his newfound power. The conservative masses had come out in force, And delivered a victory that would chart a new course. The snowflakes were shell-shocked with tears in their eyes, The media lied to them . . . What a surprise. They had been promised a Hillary win, But the criminal Clinton took one on the chin. And though from all corners celebrities flew, They made no impression, for they hadn?t a clue. They talked about climate, racism, and such, And they made up good stories...
  • Larry the Cable Guy & his Christmas Story

    01/02/2017 11:36:24 AM PST · by Bob434 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Larry
    Thought you all might enjoy Larry's take on political correctness at Christmas time- Very funny stuff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6VfWh1atU4
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February and March, 2017

    12/31/2016 9:19:58 PM PST · by JustAmy · 1,022 replies
    January 1, 2017 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham;
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Poem, "The Constitution"

    12/02/2016 5:35:17 PM PST · by Ellin Anderson · 6 replies
    December 2, 2016 | Ellin Anderson
    THE CONSTITUTION By Ellin Anderson The scroll that holds our liberty is frail, With nothing but the truth to fill its sail, Breathed by the brave in secret long ago, And then proclaimed as thunder to the foe. Its namesake is Old Ironsides, whose strength Took cannon volleys all along its length Of battle-worthy, seasoned oaken planks, Just as the foe now hammers at our flanks. As sturdy as whoever takes the helm, As solid as the peoples sacred realm, Oh ship of state, your sail a parchment scroll, Forever on the waves of freedom roll, And make the same...
  • Veteran's Day 2016 (The Eagle's Watch)

    11/11/2016 5:58:12 PM PST · by Kartographer · 3 replies
    11/11/16 | Kartographer
    Frank Glick took this photo at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. When he recorded the shot, he never could have guessed how much it was going to mean to the widow of the World War II veteran buried there.