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  • Its Tarp One all over again

    10/10/2013 4:08:09 PM PDT · by Understand the stimulus · 6 replies
    10/10/13 | Understand the Stimulus
    Once again cry baby boehner is ambushed by a communist agitator who enjoys watching America sweat under massive government abuse of power... Welcome to TARP ONE...Boehner allowed 19 republicans to meet with Obama today UNDERMINING the power the speaker had...Obama now knows the Republican's who want to retreat such as Cantor, the man with a super liberal wife... Smart people know that Obama would never accept what Barbag Boehner offered... In Tarp One, the republicans refused to pass the BUMBRAIN BUSH plan and the stock market crashed...
  • Why are the oil rigs on federal land still pumping oil(shouldn't they be capped?)

    10/10/2013 1:30:21 PM PDT · by Vendome · 2 replies
    Vanity | 10/10/2013 | Vendome
    And what of the windmills? Why aren't the waters located in the Golden Gate National park closed? Why are lumber mills allowed to operate until further notice? Why isn't Moffet Field closed? Why are they still pumping Helium out of our reserves?
  • Question: What's the difference Flying into Airport in MD, DC, or VA with Legally Checked Firearm?

    10/10/2013 7:16:42 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    10 Oct 2013
    Will they confiscate if I fly into BWI (lower airfare) and safer if I fly into Dulles?? This whole thing is so messed up ...
  • Shut down the White House, Park Service

    10/09/2013 8:07:25 PM PDT · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 13 replies
    10/9/2013 | ASB
    The White House is part of 'President's Park' and as such is administered by the National Park Service. If restaurateurs are being evicted from their location in Park Service facilities, shouldn't that be consistently applied to those who live and work in other Park Service facilities? Shut it down!
  • Study: Temperatures go off the charts around 2047

    10/09/2013 1:54:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/9/13 | Seth Borenstein - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot — permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu in 2043. And eventually the whole world in 2047. A new study on global warming pinpoints the probable dates for when cities and ecosystems around the world will regularly experience hotter environments the likes of which they have never seen before. And for dozens of cities, mostly in the tropics, those dates are a generation or less away. "This paper is both innovative and sobering,"...
  • President Obama Explains the Shutdown

    10/09/2013 1:25:28 PM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    The White House ^ | 10/9/13 | White House Press Office
    President Obama Explains the Shutdown Yesterday, eight days into the Republican government shutdown, President Obama spoke from the White House about the need for Republicans in Congress to stop threatening another recession just to sabotage Obamacare, stop demanding ransom just for doing their jobs, and just vote to reopen the government. He talked about the toll this shutdown is already taking on our country and the economy, and warned against the dire consequences of a default if Congress doesn’t act to prevent an economic shutdown. Keeping the government running and paying the nation’s bills aren’t bargaining chips or a matter...
  • A Barrycade too far?Regime over reach on national parks stirs hornet`s nest.

    10/09/2013 12:09:31 PM PDT · by nomad · 43 replies
    A number of us freepers have been posting stories about the over reach by the regime on the National Parks closures. This is a populist issue that along with all the others associated with this shutdown has, according to a recent poll, driven O`Bozo`s approval ratings down to 37%. I believe we need to jump on this and hammer it home to the "low info voters". A simple and petty example of the vindictiveness of the "Spite House" such as this parks issue illustrates it for even the blind.
  • Time that State/Local Govts assert their authority when it comes to State/Local property.(Vanity)

    10/09/2013 11:14:31 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 7 replies
    If these State & Local legal entities in any way help; Fund, operate, manage, maintain or otherwise handle or control; National Parks, Forests, Memorials, Beaches, Seashores, Monuments then they have the legal and Constitutional right to continue to operate them. Enough of this bullshit!! Take them over! Let's see Obama try & send the Army to stop them. The Feds can have D.C. and that's all they get. The rest is ours!
  • Ryan Pushing Means Testing for SS Benefits?

    10/09/2013 10:15:32 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 163 replies
    10/9/13 | Originalbuckeye
    I just heard my Conservative radio hosts discussing what is being put on the table by the Republicans in the House. They said Ryan is pushing means testing for SS benefits.
  • Educate! Federal Park Issues Belong to Obama (Vanity)

    10/09/2013 10:02:20 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 19 replies
    Today | Self
    There are a lot of good comments on various news stories around the web blaming Obama for the issues of National Parks and monuments denying access to citizens. That's all well and good but the public must be educated as to WHY Obama is at fault. If they're not educated many will dismiss the Obama blame as just more politics. A simple statement on the comments of news stores can do wonders. For example: "The National Park system is under control of the Secretary of Interior. The Secretary of the Interior is part of Obama's cabinet. These types of orders...
  • Halloween and the homosexual movement

    10/08/2013 8:39:55 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 38 replies
    Since Halloween, the holiday that best represents the culture of death, is coming up, I wanted to post something about this side of it. These articles argue that Halloween was made an adult holiday by the homosexual culture, which seems to be partly true. But the subjects of Satan, death, evil and the demonic were actually adult concerns to begin with. How tragic that the Satanic has been so embraced that people wear around skeletons on their clothes, and that includes little children as well. We can pray as Christians that their spiritual eyes would be opened to the evil...
  • Megan Kelly pulls Fox hard left.

    10/07/2013 6:14:08 PM PDT · by ez · 278 replies
    Free republic ^ | 10/7/13 | Ez
    Megan Kelly is off to a rocky start, pulling Fox hard to left, challenging Senator Ted Cruz in much the same way Candy Crowley did at CNN. So far she has quoted polls by Politico and PPP.
  • Are the Interstate Highways next?

    10/07/2013 9:32:13 AM PDT · by Lowcountry · 66 replies
    Lowcountry
    Based on the thuggish Federal closings of open air monuments and National Parks, is it feasible the feds could TRY shut down the Interstate Highway system?
  • ENDGAME: AMERICA (Part 1 of 2)

    10/07/2013 8:54:53 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 226 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | October 7, 2013 | by Laz A. Mataz
    Near-silently, I padded through the grasslands, crouching down low, the chill air frosting my breath with every exhale. I hoped -- nay, prayed -- I would be unseen by the hastily-deployed military and civilian martial-law enforcement squads. Following the roads was simply not an option. The checkpoints were placed every few miles leading out of Atlanta, and every one of them had armed personnel with ballistic armor. Some even had lightly-armored vehicles. No matter if you went by back roads or expressway, there they were - and all of them had a school bus or two to ferry you to...
  • It's "Settled Law"

    10/07/2013 7:23:06 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 59 replies
    Exclusive to FR ^ | Monday, October 7, 2013 | cc
    Democrats say we must accept ObamaCare, because it was legally passed by the Legislative branchand signed into law by the country's leader. Well, so was Russia's law against homosexual propaganda. So, does the Obama Administration also think all Americans should accept that law as settled too? Will we see Obama tell all protesters, in the run-up to the Olympics, that they must accept that "settled law" too, and should stop their childish protests against it?
  • Obama was for 'Compromise,' Before he was Against It

    10/07/2013 5:04:02 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    In the days leading up to the 'Fiscal Cliff' in 2012, just a month after the national elections, President Obama made a statement about the stalemate over the lack of negotiations: "With their votes, the American people have determined that governing is a shared responsibility between both parties. In this Congress, laws can only pass with support from Democrats and Republicans. And that means nobody gets 100 percent of what they want. Everybody gotta give a little bit in a sensible way. We move forward together, or we do not move forward and all....We’re gonna have to find some common...
  • Resistance is not futile

    We need to join the chorus of Americans who are proudly defying the O`Bozo assclown circus and it`s Barrycades. If you know of a park that was closed but has been "liberated" by peaceful citizen`s action such as tape or snow fencing cut down, Barrycades moved, or cones removed, please post a thread about it.
  • Milwaukee Archdiocese Paved Way for Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin Healthcare

    10/06/2013 4:51:39 PM PDT · by schmootman · 11 replies
    Planned Parenthood Madison East Website ^ | 10/1/13 | Planned Parenthood
    Arise, Children's Community Health Plan, Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative, Molina, United, Unity, WEA Insurance Corp The above health insurance plans include Planned Parenthood as an in-network provider.
  • Best Talking Points for Shutdown/Obamacare

    10/06/2013 5:43:21 PM PDT · by Joachim · 26 replies
    Self | 10/6/2013 | Joachim
    OK, what are the best shutdown/Obamacare talking points out there? Seems like it would be good to make a list. Feel free to post or link to your favorites, as appropriate.
  • Resistance is not futile! (We CAN make a difference)

    I posted a thread the other day about people in Ohio not letting the Barrycades stop them from enjoying the Cuyahoga Valley Ohio and Erie Canal Tow-Path bike trail. Well the people of Ohio have not given up, the plastic snow fence "Barrycades" are still downed and a limited number of people are enjoying their trail. Which begs asking: should more people in more states use such peaceful "citizens guerrilla" tactics as cutting and downing their local park`s Barrycades? I can`t answer that for you but this morning, I had a really nice early autumn hike along a lovely trail.
  • GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    10/06/2013 11:59:17 AM PDT · by TRAPPER2 · 6 replies
    I think that anywhere cones have been used to block off or shut down a memorial that there should be a million cone march. We the people paid for these cones so I think everyone should adopt a cone and make sure they write on it that it was part of the Barry-cade million cone march of 2013. I would suggest one of the metal Barry-cades but one would need a truck and help to lift it in to a truck. God Bless Our Troops and God Bless America
  • Ted Cruz - Intellect on Display - Cruz on CNN State of the Union

    10/06/2013 6:44:49 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 73 replies
    October 6, 2013 | Ralph Mitchell
    On today's CNN State of the Union, Sen.Ted Cruz was simply "Intellect on Display" as he seemlessly won every debate point with host Candy Crowley. I say we support Ted Cruz all the way to the Presidency.
  • What IS the Budget for 'The Ad Council'?

    10/06/2013 7:18:46 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 26 replies
    10/6/13 | Originalbuckeye
    At work today and listening to Conservative Talk Radio, I have heard 4 PSA ads in one half hour. One is using children to give voice to garbage and encourage the public to recycle. That number will work out to 8 PSAs an hour. All promoting the Obama's (Barry and Moochelle) agenda wasting taxpayer monies.
  • The party of “No” vs. the party of “Hell No!”

    10/05/2013 4:27:03 PM PDT · by impactplayer · 3 replies
    Vanity
    The difference is dramatic – it all depends upon the ground you're standing on. The founders had it right. Their biggest problem was taxation, and who and how it could be done. So that put that authority solely in the hands of the House of Representative. Because the house had to face the people every two years and reflected a balanced view of the population, they would be the best barometer of the people’s current feelings. And – hundreds of years later – they still are. So when the Republicans in the house say, “no”, there’s no need to shoot....
  • Jonathan Alter on MSNBC, conservatives are living in a dream world"

    10/05/2013 10:27:06 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 22 replies
    MSNBC | 10/05/13
    No Jonathan your Obama/DC beltline dreamworld is over.
  • WHAT’S THIS WORLD COMING TO? What is AMERICA coming to?

    10/05/2013 10:36:17 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 42 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo ^ | Oct. 5 2013 | Carlo3b
    WHAT’S THIS WORLD COMING TO? Words like OUTRAGEOUS, ABSURD, DISGUSTING, seem petty, when you consider the gravity of the crimes being committed, in the light of day, under our very noses.. This is happening, not just to us as citizens of this great Nation, but to the Nation itself.. When you ponder on the list of offenses being perpetrated, at rate is so mind-bogglingly that one hasn't the time to respond, let alone recover, before another has reared its ugly head.. For the sake of brevity, I’ll spare you the litany of the assaults that our Constitution has absorbed.. Dating...
  • Response to "The ACA is Law" (vanity)

    10/05/2013 9:44:58 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 39 replies
    10/05/2013 | me
    Over the past week, when arguing with liberals (extreme left wingers) over the shutdown, I hear the same talking point time and time again; "the ACA is law"....I respond with the same answer, pointing out the hypocrisy of left wingers/liberals, and encourage Freepers to do the same...
  • Defund chants at high profile events?

    10/05/2013 4:46:52 AM PDT · by CTyank · 9 replies
    10/5/13 | CTyank
    I was watching the Sox continue on the road to their next World Series rings, and it struck me that a large crowds of fans chanting "Defund Obamacare!"(or something more humorous and snarky), would be quite impossible for the media to ignore. The chanting would have to occur while the game was in progress, not during a pause in the action that would allow the network to cut away. Imagine this occurring at every baseball playoff, college and pro-football game. Anyone here got any juice on twitter or other social networking venues? Imagine this going viral....
  • Health Care Costs in New Jersey

    10/05/2013 5:59:43 AM PDT · by fedupjohn · 21 replies
    Last May I started a business and I checked on Health Insurance for myself. 1. I live in New Jersey 2. 56 yr male non-tobacco user In May 2013 - Basic & Essential $108.00 per month (Not Bad) In Oct 2013 - Basic & Essential $436.88 per month (Disgusting) Now is fairness I went to the estimation page to check out Federal Subsidies’. Based on a $40,000 a year income the subsidies will lower that down to approx. $223.00 per month. Let's review, A. Federal Government Does Nothing..................My Cost $108.00 B. Federal Government Does Something..............My Cost $436.00 C. Federal Government...
  • Sean Hannity's College Forum

    10/04/2013 7:05:17 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 69 replies
    10/4/13 | Originalbuckeye
    I would invite comments on Hannity's Forum here.
  • Resistance is not futile

    This story highlights the extent of the revulsion this regime has for the people. Well we need to highlight the spirit of peaceful resistance to tyrany.
  • Did past government shutdowns result in the closure of commissaries?

    10/04/2013 1:05:50 PM PDT · by dangus · 18 replies
    Wondering how much of the military families' hardships are directly caused by the government shutdown, and how much is Obama unleashing his hatred on his fellow American.
  • White House asking for sad shutdown stories

    10/04/2013 12:10:36 PM PDT · by jrestrepo · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/4/2013 | ASHE SCHOW
    How has the government shutdown affected you?” That's the question posted Thursday at 7:50 p.m. on the White House blog by Nathaniel Lubin, acting director of digital strategy for the Obama administration. Don’t forget that at the top of the blog, a handy little disclaimer notes that “due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, the information on this web site may not be up to date.” Looks like it’s perfectly up to date. Also remember that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., won't bring up any resolutions that would fund government programs such as national parks...
  • Barrycades previously purchased and NOT rented

    10/04/2013 8:57:44 AM PDT · by LonePalm · 29 replies
    self | 10/4/2013 | LonePalm
    I placed a very polite call to SONCO at their 800 number on the fencing. I was bumped up to a Vice President, it might have been the President, of the company. The Barrycades were PURCHASED by the Park service years ago. They are NOT BEING RENTED from SONCO. They are not happy with the situation and have been getting calls and emails. I would have to say SONCO gets a pass on this one. They are not involved and not happy.
  • So, It is ALL About the Money

    10/04/2013 7:42:00 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 19 replies
    10/4/13 | Originalbuckeye
    After the DNC coffers were nearly empty, support for the shutdown is bringing a boom in donations. Money is coming in hand over fist.
  • Hannity Rips Lying Rep from NJ

    10/03/2013 6:28:01 PM PDT · by yetidog · 21 replies
    Fox | October 3, 2013 | Vanity
    Hannity just tore some lying pos from NJ a new one (Pastori?) regarding the Congressional subsidy for enrollmet in Obamacare vs. the old FEHB benefit. Bravo Hannity! How do these people get elected? Are voters in NJ really that dumb?
  • Appeal or close Free Dominion?

    10/03/2013 2:16:25 PM PDT · by D. S. Mayfield · 63 replies
    Free Dominion ^ | 10/02/13 | Mark Fournier
    Today we took a beating from the jury who heard the case of Richard Warman v. Fourniers and John Does. Their decision was completely unexpected (at least by me) so now we must re-evaluate our position.
  • Barricades At Mount Vernon REMOVED

    10/03/2013 1:46:16 PM PDT · by Ladysforest · 49 replies
    Mount Vernon press response | 10/3/2013 | ladysforest
    Mount Vernon is open. Our parking lots are now open. The barricade was placed in front of Mount Vernon’s parking lots for a short period (less than 3 hours). Once the National Park Service realized that we own the parking lots, the barricades were removed immediately. Anything you can do to help get the word out that Mount Vernon and its parking lots are open would be much appreciated!
  • Calculate your Obamacare cost!

    10/03/2013 1:00:33 PM PDT · by Ruy Dias de Bivar · 53 replies
    This is the page the Obamacare page sends you to to check the cost of your "free" insurance. https://www.healthcare.gov/how-can-i-get-an-estimate-of-costs-and-savings-on-marketplace-health-insurance/ http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator/
  • Vanity - RE: TN Phones - My State Rep's office just called me back.

    10/03/2013 12:03:26 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 11 replies
    October 3, 2013 | Self
    My TN State Rep's office just called me back. The phone offer has to be taken off website. The Community Health Alliance received $73 million from Federal Government in order to give phones to TN Obamacare enrollees in order to communicate with them. (You and I paid for this!) Not sure if they will be able to put the offer back up later. My Reps office indicated that the Community Health Alliance didn't get the proper OK to make the offer (not sure of all the details of this).
  • HOW TO CO OPT THE GOP AND SAVE THE USA (vanity but true)

    10/03/2013 11:51:06 AM PDT · by noprogs · 123 replies
    October 3, 2013 | noprogs
    Do you know how to spell frustration with three letters? It's done G-O-P. It's peanut harvest time now in South Georgia, and due to equipment failure today I'm not on the tractor, so I'm outstanding in my field. Beck was on the radio today with his "defund the GOP" campaign going full blast and I guess he will stay on that position until he sells all the tee shirts he has printed. Tried to call all morning with a better strategy whenever I didn't have a wrench in my hand, but like the GOP establishment,they have no time to listen...
  • Among the 20 Democrat Senators up for Reelection next year, 12 are freshmen and 5 retiring!!

    10/03/2013 11:35:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    AK - Begich - elected 2008 AR - Pryor - elected 2008 CO - Udall - elected 2008 DE - Coons - elected 2010 HI - Schatz - appointed 2012 IA - Harkin - retiring IL - Durbin LA - Landrieu MA - Markey - elected 2013 MI - Levin - retiring MN - Franken - elected 2008 MT - Bauchus - retiring NC - Hagan - elected 2008 NH - Shaheen - elected 2008 NM - Udall - elected 2008 OR - Merkley - elected 2008 RI - Reed SD - Johnson - retiring VA - Warner - elected...
  • Vanity: Roe v. Wade vs. Obamacare

    10/03/2013 6:56:15 AM PDT · by Maceman · 10 replies
    OK. Here's a question for brighter minds than mine. Roe v. Wade established the "right to privacy." I personally believe that the right to privacy is inherent in the unenumerated rights referred to in the Ninth Amendment, although I don't believe it is applicable to the abortion issue, but that's a subject for another day. So the question is: If the right to privacy designated in Roe v. Wade is widely accepted (especially by leftists) as the Law of the Land, wouldn't that mean that the government has no right to our personal healthcare information? Doesn't that put Obamacare at...
  • Guess what the Obamacare helpline spells?

    10/03/2013 6:17:34 AM PDT · by Raebie · 15 replies
    1-888-F1U-CKYO
  • Are the Republicans missing the most obvious talking point regarding the government shutdown??

    10/02/2013 4:36:58 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 23 replies
    10/02/2013 | Vanity
    There would be NO talk of debt limits, shutdowns and CRs if Obama did just one thing. Submit a balanced budget!
  • Thanks Obama for Nasty Increases in Healthcare Premiums

    10/02/2013 1:42:01 PM PDT · by sr4402 · 27 replies
    Vanity | 10/2/2013 | Self
    Thanks to Obama and the Democrats (read Socialists) my cancer insurance is up 340% and the older I get, it will go up each year (was a fixed amount for everyone regardless of age before). My families healthcare premium went up 37%, but that's not the worst of it. Rather than having co-payments, now I have a deductible of $1901 before I see a dime of benefits. Thanks Obama for screwing my family over. We will let your, so called, Democratic Party (IE Socialist) exactly how we feel at the ballot box and every blog we know.
  • Time to mobilize

    10/02/2013 10:30:26 AM PDT · by Waitingforgodot · 20 replies
    10/2/13 | Waitingforgodot
    Now is the time to launch a PR add campaign across major TV and radio outlets highlighting the President and Harry Reid using their own intransigent, belligerent words and duplicitous intent regarding the Government shutdown (and Obamacare)! Where are the big time conservative groups coordinating this? It was a laser focused add campaign that derailed Hilliary care and turned the public support against it. The time is ripe for a concerted orchestrated PR response and air cover to breakthrough the MSM bias and distortion. Lay the truth at the feet of the President, Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats!
  • Use Social Media to Mock "Shutdown" (vanity)

    10/02/2013 9:18:15 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 25 replies
    10/2/2013 | Self
    We know that most of the voters in the country are of the low information type...they believe the headlines. Let's use this to our advantage. Use Facebook, Twitter, etc. to put out little "blurbs" mocking the government shut down and government in general. For example, my Facebook status today is "If the government is shutdown then why is the IRS still taking taxes out of my paycheck??" Everyone can identify with that. It makes people think...hey yeah....why ARE they doing that if it's shutdown? And that gets them thinking. Come up with your own ideas. One or two sentences but...
  • Is the 21st Century Type of Christianity Unable to Protect Christians From Radical Muslims?

    10/02/2013 9:46:36 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 17 replies
    Have you noticed that radical Muslims attack Christians in countries where Christians are in the minority.....and they attack Christians in countries where they are in the majority. Christians living in majority Christian countries, have abandoned Christian minorities in majority Muslim nations, to be slaughtered like dogs. But, guess what? Christians in majority Christian countries are not doing a good job protecting themselves from violent Muslim minorities, either. We are not just talking about massive terror attacks in Madrid, London, New York, etc. But Christians living in majority Christian countries no longer have the right to publicly criticize Islam. Danish cartoonists...
  • WH Directly Responsible?

    10/02/2013 8:45:42 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 55 replies
    10/2/13 | Originalbuckeye
    Just heard on the radio that the WH may be directly responsible for the closing and barricading of the open air National Monuments. Inquiries to the Dept of the Interior, etc, were intentionally vague.