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Posts by CaptainMorgantown

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  • At least 18 states have put restrictions or banned TikTok over national security concerns

    01/01/2023 9:19:59 AM PST · 6 of 19
    CaptainMorgantown to GrandJediMasterYoda

    The communists are going to steal all our best dance moves!

  • Stanford releases guide against ‘harmful language’ — including the word ‘American’

    12/20/2022 8:32:36 AM PST · 5 of 33
    CaptainMorgantown to Beowulf9

    Perhaps offensive American taxpayer money shouldn’t be used to fund Stanford’s research programs or pay for student aid/loans.

  • George Will pleads with Dems not to run ‘past his prime’ Biden, ‘unqualified’ Harris in ‘24

    11/03/2022 9:30:15 AM PDT · 50 of 87
    CaptainMorgantown to bitt

    “Past his prime”?

    Did Biden have a “prime”?

  • Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s monarch for the past 70 years, has died aged 96

    09/08/2022 10:53:55 AM PDT · 48 of 337
    CaptainMorgantown to EnquiringMind

    In college it was always “The keg is dead. Long live the keg!”

    In all seriousness, thank you Queen Elizabeth II for a life of service. While no one is perfect, as a Princess you helped inspire your nation to fight on during the darkest days of World War 2, and as Queen you provided grace and stability through the many decades of change that followed.

    I don’t believe in monarchy, but if all monarchs were like you, I might think differently. May your rest in peace.

  • How a Record Cash Haul Vanished for Senate Republicans

    09/05/2022 9:11:08 AM PDT · 22 of 35
    CaptainMorgantown to Nathan _in_Arkansas

    I made the same mistake of donating to both of the Georgia Senate runnoffs in December 2020. They asked for a phone number when I filled in the information, and I was foolish enough to provide my mobile phone.

    The gratitude I got for my donation is endless string of texts to my phone begging for money. Sometimes 4 or 5 a day, usually in the afternoon hours when I’m at work. I block one number and they switch to another number.

    I now inform every GOP representative that contacts me that I’m never donating to another Republican candidate again until the texts stop completely. They’ve probably sold and resold my phone number so many times that they have no way of stopping the texts, even if they wanted to.

  • Florida deputy resigns after pointing gun at pregnant Black woman

    08/23/2022 10:15:15 AM PDT · 18 of 76
    CaptainMorgantown to ChicagoConservative27

    The woman was pregnant and had other small children in the car. She slowed down immediately and put on her flashers, but drove about 1 1/2 miles to a well-lighted gas station, since she was on a dark isolated road.

    The officer was irate that she had not pulled over immediately.

    I think every woman (indeed every driver) is entitled to wait for a safe area to stop. There are too many creeps that figure out how to put flashing lights on their car.

  • Joe Manchin Once Again Slays Democrats' Big Spending Hopes

    07/15/2022 7:43:10 AM PDT · 5 of 35
    CaptainMorgantown to rktman

    As a West Virginian, using the word “Joe Manchin” in same sentence as “principles” or “integrity” reflexively causes me to break out in laughter.

    I have been skeptical that through all of this, thinking that Manchin was just waiting for a big enough payoff to sell out, but time is getting short. In another few months Republicans will have control of at least the House, which will reduce Manchin’s leverage over Biden.

    Maybe the Manchin family made enough money off of the destruction of local generic drug maker Mylan Pharmaceuticals, that he is thinking about legacy.

  • Buttigieg Launches $1 Billion ‘Anti-Racist Roads’ Project

    07/02/2022 6:41:33 AM PDT · 28 of 65
    CaptainMorgantown to MtnClimber

    What makes this doubly galling is having to endure the woke “anti-racist” rhetoric.

    The road projects they are talking about fixing are the ‘Great Society’ urban renewal projects that were begun by the left in the 1960s and funding into the 1970s. The roads were just part of it. They went into nearly every major city in the nation, destroyed working class neighborhoods full of small single family housing, owned by hard-working individual famalies.

    In their place, leftists put up high density government housing projects that became centers of poverty, crime and gang violence. In many cases, intact families did not qualify for low-income housing, so young mothers were prevented from marrying their boyfriends, resulting in generations of fatherless children.

    It is actually a good idea to build walkable pathways and roads that connect neighborhoods around interstate highways, but rather than mouthing pious anti-racist rhetoric, be honest and admit:
    * This is trying to undo a small amount of the damage caused by leftist federal spending programs from the 1960s and 70s.
    * It’s going to take much more societal effort than building a few roads and pathways, to begin repair the damage that leftist federal programs have inflicted on the working class and black families.

  • Senator in 2010 deposition: 13-year-olds can consent to sex

    06/26/2022 7:55:53 AM PDT · 19 of 43
    CaptainMorgantown to LouAvul

    The headline is ridiculously out of context. The situation being considered was at a summer camp, where a 15 year old boy had sex with a 13 year old girl.

    The full context isn’t provided until the 3rd paragraph of the article:

    “In 2009, while Lankford worked at the camp, the family of a 13-year-old girl sued a 15-year-old boy who was alleged to have had sex with her at the camp. Lankford, who was not in Congress at the time, is not alleged to have had any direct knowledge of the alleged assault, has not been accused of any wrongdoing and was not a defendant in the lawsuit, which was settled for an undisclosed amount before it was scheduled to go to trial.”

    While no one is arguing that this is a good thing: (1) Lankford was not involved in the incident in anyway, except for he happened to be an adult leader who was somewhere in the camp at the time it happened; (2) anyone who has raised or worked with young people that age know that if given sufficient opportunity, sometimes incidents like this will happen.

    This is the kind of garbage that every R/Conservative politician will face in every election cycle. The “mainstream” news media will search for the messiest situation that the conservative politician has ever been associated with, no matter how long ago and whether they were directly involved or not, and then have post the most incendiary headline they can invent about the incident, knowing that few will actually read the details.

    What it does say about summer camps:
    * There’s a reason that holding separate summer camps for boys and girls is a good idea.
    * When our kids were this age, we never sent our kids to a summer camp that was longer than 6 days, Sunday evening to Saturday morning.
    * When our kids were this age, we never sent our kids to a camp where we did not have at least some participation in the leadership. We might not have been out at camp every minute, but one of us would always spend a part of the time at the camp.

    I honestly couldn’t imagine putting my kids under the control of an adult other than family for an two or three weeks, like is the case at some of these camps.

  • Uvalde police, school district no longer cooperating with Texas probe of shooting

    05/31/2022 4:20:11 PM PDT · 51 of 71
    CaptainMorgantown to Southnsoul

    I think they are now saying that teacher went outside, saw the shooter, and called 911. When she came back in, she says she removed the stone that was propping the door open and closed the door, but apparently it didn’t latch. So the gunman was able to enter when he reached the door, because it was closed but not locked.

  • Some Democrats voting in GOP contests to block Trump picks

    05/31/2022 6:04:12 AM PDT · 31 of 57
    CaptainMorgantown to RandFan

    “she said it felt like a violation of her core values to vote for the Republican. But it had to be done, she decided”

    For leftists, their only core value is to take and hold power at any cost.

  • Sen. Ted Cruz Calls Out Google For Sending GOP Emails to Spam

    05/22/2022 5:36:46 AM PDT · 13 of 32
    CaptainMorgantown to Fester Chugabrew

    Great idea but I’ve been married to the same woman for 34 years! I have a feeling she would be an ex, if I gave the spammers her number though. :)

  • Sen. Ted Cruz Calls Out Google For Sending GOP Emails to Spam

    05/22/2022 4:59:19 AM PDT · 6 of 32
    CaptainMorgantown to Kaslin

    This is only marginally related to the subject of the orginal post, but I saw the words “GOP” and “spam” and wanted to ask for help from fellow freepers.

    In the Georgia Senate runoff following the 2020 elections, I made modest donations to both GOP candidates through the candidates’ official website. They asked for information including name and address which is required by federal law, and I was foolish enough to also enter my mobile phone number in the space provided on their online form.

    The thanks I have gotten for my donation is the following:
    Since January 2021, I have received multiple texts to my phone per day asking for donations for various Republican causes - sometimes as many as 4 or 5 per day. Texts are one way that family/friends/colleagues can get in touch with me immediately, and it interrupts my work day to get repeated phone alerts for spam soliciting political donations. I try to block every number that sends me this spam, but they just rotate to other numbers.

    Has anyone else here at FR experienced this and is there anything they’ve been able to do about it? It just seems highly unprofessional to abuse donors in this way, but then this is the Republican Party, so maybe unprofessional is redundant.

    When contacted with fundraising solicitations from Republican entities, I’m now telling them that I’m making no further donations to any Republican organization or candidate until the spam texts stop. However, at this stage, I fear my mobile phone number has been distributed so widely among Republican fundraising organizations that it is probably impossible to ever get my number off of all the lists.

    Though I despise the political bias of Google, but given the way GOP Senators contact information for fundraising, Spam folders are the correct location for those solicitations.

    Any advice?

  • President Xi ‘suffering from deadly brain aneurysm’ as he faces coup over devastating Covid lockdowns, reports claim

    05/16/2022 6:36:28 AM PDT · 169 of 177
    CaptainMorgantown to M Kehoe

    Xi looked fat and happy on several occasions at the Olympics in February, sitting and watching events for extended periods, including sitting with Putin for the opening ceremony.

  • West Virginia House Primary Election Results

    05/10/2022 3:01:27 PM PDT · 3 of 13
    CaptainMorgantown to JonPreston

    West Virginia has an excellent election system (at least in my county in North Central WV) and even if the race is close, we’ll know the results tonight.

    A voting device is a simple tablet where you touch the names on the screen to pick your choices. There are no ‘calibration errors’; it has you review your choices twice to make sure they are correct before printing your finalized ballot.

    Once it prints your ballot, the names on the paper ballot readable aloongside the machine record of the vote. You walk with the election official and deposit your one ballot into the tabulation machine.

    Results are available at each precinct a few minutes after the polls close.

    If a state with the economic disadvantages of West Virginia can implement a voting system that is convenient, fast and mistake free, I don’t see why bigger, richer states cannot - unless actually they don’t want to have a simple, fast reliable voting system.

  • SENATE Schumer, Pelosi: Draft Roe ruling ‘would go down as an abomination’

    05/03/2022 5:07:39 PM PDT · 55 of 58
    CaptainMorgantown to cuz1961

    Thanks for following up and checking.

  • Rep. Alex Mooney says he's 'fighter' and defender of conservative ideals; faces Rep. David McKinley in primary because of redistricting

    05/03/2022 4:07:04 PM PDT · 14 of 14
    CaptainMorgantown to disclaimer

    This race has become far nastier than it should be, with a ton of negative tv ads on both sides.

    I have met both candidates and I personally like McKinley better and also think it’s a good thing to have engineers/small business persons in Congress.


    McKinley voted for the infrastructure bill.

    McKinley voted for the politicized Jan. 6 commission.

    McKinley’s ads are nastier and more deceptive, exaggerating Mooney’s ethics issues and implying that Trump supports him, when in fact Trump endorsed Mooney.

    And the carpetbagger issue is so tired. Mooney has been a resident of West Virginia for 10 years now, and only moved a few miles from a neighboring state. I moved to moved to WV from Virginia 20 years ago. At what point am I no longer a carpetbagger?

    So in early voting today, I voted for Mooney.

  • SENATE Schumer, Pelosi: Draft Roe ruling ‘would go down as an abomination’

    05/03/2022 3:29:50 PM PDT · 42 of 58
    CaptainMorgantown to cuz1961

    That would indeed be suspicious if they installed a new marshal in the last few days.

    However, every source I can find says that the current Marshal of the Supreme Court is Gail A. Curley, who was installed in that position in June 2021.

    Who is the new marshal, if a change was made?

  • Chief Justice Roberts says leaked abortion opinion is authentic but not final, opens investigation

    05/03/2022 12:13:28 PM PDT · 103 of 137
    CaptainMorgantown to ProudGOP

    Roberts has done more damage with his actions today. He is rewarding the leakers by: (1) confirming the authenticity of the draft; (2) saying that the court will not deviate from the current schedule, thereby allowing the left up to two months to threaten/pressure the justices in the majority.

    He had a moral obligation to: (1) remain silent, (2) allow the majority to choose the timing of the release of the decision now. Ideally, if the majority is content with the draft now, the dissenters who did this should have no more than 24 hours to finalize their statements, before the is released.

    Roberts has rewarded the people who did this and made life an absolute hell for the 5 justices in the majority for the next two months.

  • Supreme Court ‘Draft’ Decision on Roe v. Wade LEAKED – Fingers Quickly Point at Potential Culprit

    05/03/2022 8:24:10 AM PDT · 175 of 206
    CaptainMorgantown to montag813

    The complete draft opinion, if it is legitimate, is available at Politico.

    I read through much of it and, if legitimate, it is encouraging. It completely abrogates Roe v. Wade and Casey, and returns the issue to the states.

    If this had been done in 1972, and the issue had been debated at the state level, we would have been a better, more united country. Some states would have undoubtedly passed more strict regulation of abortion and some states would have legalized it in more instances, but some broad consensus would have emerged through the political process. There would have almost certainly have been fewer than 63M abortions in the past 50 years.

    If this is really an accurate draft, it is encouraging. It is not a half-measure that says 15 weeks is ok, but we’d have to go back and review anything that said 14 weeks. It overturns the whole illegitimate mess of judicial regulations.

    If this holds, it will undoubtedly be much harder to arrive at a consensus now, after 50 years of rancorous but futile debate, but the process of arriving at a consensus will start anew.