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  • The gay marriage logo: Harassment in red and pink (Vanity)

    03/28/2013 6:13:06 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 43 replies
    3/28/13 | Republicanprofessor
    Is anyone else feeling harassed by the gay rights “equals” logo? I see it everywhere: it fills my Facebook page, it is on the news, it is everywhere and I feel pounded by it. This enormous red and pink “equals” sign is strong and effective; it is also becoming a bully club as it appears everywhere and those who bear it seem to want to beat us into submission. My job is analyzing art, so let’s look at this sign. Isn’t purple the color of the gay alliance? Wouldn’t a pink equals against a purple background be prettier and more...
  • Defence of marriage strategy debate (vanity)

    03/26/2013 6:45:04 PM PDT · by impimp · 51 replies
    26 March 2013 | impimp
    Which approach is better: 1) politicians fight by passing legislation protecting marriage so that it will be defined as between one man and one woman 2) try and remove all references to marriage from Federal laws (I liken this to what the Russians did to their farmland so as to starve and freeze Napolean's army as he marched to Moscow) 3) other
  • Do you think that the boy scouts should allow homosexuals as scout masters?

    03/26/2013 5:52:31 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 256 replies
    Where do you libertarians stand on gays as boy scout masters?
  • Is John Boehner the "Neville Chamberlain" of American politics (Vanity)?

    03/26/2013 1:33:16 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    3/26/13 | Me JSDude1
    Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of modern American politics?? YES, JOHN BOEHNER IS THE N. Chamberlain of American politics!: Surrender on The Taxes, Surrender on The Debt Limit, Surrender on VAWA, Surrender on..(Immigration and Guns)??
  • A Comment about the illegality of S. 679 (Vanity)

    03/26/2013 9:22:25 AM PDT · by txnativegop · 24 replies
    26 March 2013 | txnativegop
    My comment was sent to both Virginia Senators in response to Senate Bill S.679. I hope other FReepers will contact their Senators as well. If you wish to use my comment verbatim, please feel free to do so.
  • Contemplating Gay Marriage on Holy Week

    03/26/2013 2:46:48 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 27 replies
    Self | 3/26/2013 5:40AM | Self
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court begins to decide if the people of California were wrong to decide that marriage is between a man and a woman. It also begins arguments that the people, through the Federal Government, could were wrong also. Interesting that this is beginning on Holy Week, when we remember when the Lord went to the Cross to pay for the sins of folks like us. All we, are truly going 'Astray' like sheep. In this case, in a bad way.
  • DOJ just called the place where I work

    03/25/2013 12:31:41 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 65 replies
    Phone call | 25 March 2013 | Mene
    The Department of Justice supposedly just called and a man named "Jerry" who sounded of Indian or Pakistani origin (thick accent) asked if a V.M. (name obscured in case this is real) were here. I was busy and got his number to call him back. The phone number is 814-289-8211. I called back and got another foreign-sounding individual on the phone. He transferred me to "Agent Jerry's" office. Upon reconnecting with "Agent Jerry", I told him she doesn't work here (never heard of her). I asked him how a foreigner could get that kind of work in the DOJ and...
  • Is FReep having trouble again?

    03/23/2013 6:53:41 PM PDT · by lightman · 68 replies
    23 March AD 2013 | Lightman
    Are we starting to have technical/server issues again? I've tried accessing through different computers with differnt browsers but have found the same problems on each: 1) My sidebars have vanished. 2) Only about a dozen or so articles display on the main page. 3) On some article, particularly the graphics intense only part of the article displays. It appears as though the server is timing out too quickly.
  • Terrifying Look Inside the Nightmarish World Of North Korea’s Prison Camps

    03/22/2013 3:33:14 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mar. 22, 2013 11:49am | Becket Adams
    Rumors of North Korea’s allegedly Holocaust-style concentration camps have long been the source of concern and outrage for some in the West. Indeed, between firsthand accounts from supposed escapees and disturbing satellite photos that seem to prove the existence of labor camps, it appears North Korea has a terrifying amount of control over its people. And now, a collection of drawings that has seen a recent surge in Internet traffic is drawing attention to the issue once again.
  • Furious.

    03/22/2013 12:52:54 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 126 replies
    Myself | 3-22-2013
    Deep breath. I am going to write this in the calmest way possible. I am not here to air out dirty laundry but just like my last post back in Jan about Obamacare and law enforcement officials and doctors...this one leaps another level. I went to a doctor this morning for a follow up to an appointment I went to at the end of January. During my last appointment other than just getting some prescriptions refilled we went over some MRI results and talked about a different course of action regarding an injury. This morning I show up for a...
  • PIGS DO FLY! Here's an FR first...a big "atta boy" to the ACLU (must-see 'toon)

    03/22/2013 9:03:36 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 18 replies
    Let's be honest here. Toxic waste dump sites are probably more popular with Freepers than the ACLU. But the 'toon (link below) is spot-on, and absolutely worth watching..
  • Anyone notice Obama's love-fest conference w/Abbas has big pic of Jew-killing Arafat?

    03/21/2013 4:43:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Giant pic of man who celebrated the murder of Jewish children....and Obama happily stands there. Imagine if Bush spoke where a big photo of Hitler was hanging.
  • Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper signs landmark gun-control bills

    03/20/2013 9:13:33 AM PDT · by FortWorthPatriot · 56 replies
    U. S. News ^ | March 20, 2013 | Matthew DeLuca
    Here we go! Will MAGPUL pull out now?
  • Large asteroid heading to Earth? Pray, says NASA

    03/19/2013 7:28:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/19/13 | Irene klotz - Reuters
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray. That's about all the United States - or anyone for that matter - could do at this point about unknown asteroids and meteors that may be on a collision course with Earth, Bolden told lawmakers at a U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee hearing on Tuesday. An asteroid estimated to be have been about 55 feet in diameter exploded on February 15 over Chelyabinsk, Russia, generating shock waves that shattered windows and damaged buildings. More than...
  • Rand Paul's immigration speech

    03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 116 replies
    03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
    Por favor disculpen mi Espanol. Como creCI en Houston -es un poco ‘espanglish y un poco Tex Mex. I lived, worked, played and grew up alongside Latinos. As a teenager I worked alongside immigrants mowing lawns and putting in landscaping around businesses. I remember once asking one of the immigrant workers how much he was being paid. “Cuanto le Pagan por el trabajo? He responded “tres dolars.” I responded, “Yo tambien. Tres Dolars, por hora . . . ?” He shook shook his head, “No tres Dolars, por dia!” At a young age, I came to understand that it makes...
  • Erica Werner of the Associated Press Reads More Into Rand Paul’s Speech Than is There

    03/19/2013 10:59:33 AM PDT · by BillGunn · 1 replies
    Red State ^ | 3/19/13 | Erick Erickson
    I have read the entirety of Rand Paul’s speech. I have spoken directly to the Senator. No where in his speech does he use the word “citizenship.” In fact, the word citizen is only used once, in reference to Rand Paul himself saying, “As a teenager, I was not always the model citizen that I am today.”
  • Will the 2016 Presidential Election Be Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton?

    03/19/2013 10:31:43 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 77 replies
    There are strong indications that Jeb Bush will be a candidate in 2016: http://todaynews.today.com/_news/2013/03/04/17179710-jeb-bush-i-wont-rule-out-2016-white-house-run-but-i-wont-declare-today?lite It also well known that Hillary Clinton is preparing to run in 2016. Did you know that there has been a Dole, Bush, or Clinton running for President or Vice-President (including primaries) since the year 1976, with the sole exception of the year 2012? That is a total of 9 Presidential elections - 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008! If either Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton is a candidate in 2016, then America will have officially become a banana republic, and the...
  • Clinton Administration 401k Proposed Tax? (vanity)

    03/18/2013 8:16:28 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 29 replies
    3/18/13 | freedomposter
    There are any number of places on the web referring to a Clinton Administration-era proposal for a "one-time" (yeah, don't get me started, either) tax on 401(k) assets of 15%. There are plenty of them are here at Free Republic. Boortz does it. The list goes on and on. What I cannot find is anything really reference-able on the subject. "Boortz said it" or "xyz on Free Republic said it" really just doesn't cut it. Does anyone here have a real source on this?
  • Please help w/ petition for Obama to stop charging for vacations while the sequester is in effect

    03/18/2013 7:11:55 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 14 replies
    Please help with this petition currently on the White House petitions page. Once it hits 150 signatures, it gets bumped to the main page: Mr. President, stop charging U.S. taxpayers for your personal and family vacations while the sequester is in effect. We object to the President charging taxpayers for his vacations, since he has now imposed sequester cuts on the military and his own personal fortune of $12 Million is more than enough to cover his costs. Since 2009, the President and his family have spent tens of millions of taxpayer dollars for “working” vacations to Hawaii, golf outings,...
  • Your Next Jury Duty Should Ask For Proof That Federal Law Currently Exist

    03/17/2013 6:56:40 PM PDT · by Uncle Sham · 65 replies
    March 17, 2013 | Uncle Sham
    Jury duty is something we all are asked to serve at one time or another in our lives. In a just society, where the enforcement of law is critical to maintaining civility and order, jury duty is an honor. In an unjust society, where the enforcement of law is simply a charade, jury duty reduces those who are called upon to nothing more than actors and actresses helping to maintain the fraudulent facade of authenticity being put forth by the state.In my opinion, since it is evident that the Federal laws having to do with the eligibility of the President...