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  • Brad's Grama has passed away

    06/18/2024 4:16:39 PM PDT · by Texas Termite · 70 replies
    McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home ^ | 6-18-2024 | Texas Termite
    Nancy D. Wermes, 75, a resident of Bettendorf, Iowa and formerly of Tustin, California passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at the Bickford Cottage in Davenport.
  • As America turns around the drain. Can it be reversed? And why it's worth voting for Republicans again.

    06/17/2024 12:07:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 62 replies
    Jim Robinson
    A few things that President Trump with a Republican House and Senate can do to immediately stop the downward spiral: Fire all the Democrat lawyers and activists you possibly can from government perches. Cut the government, cut the spending, for the first time ever. Slash the income tax for personal and business. Again. Make it permanent this time. Drill, baby, drill! Achieve energy independence again. Become a net exporter again. Secure the border. again. Deport all the illegals that can be deported. Then deport some more. Reapply the tariffs. Again. Get us out of foreign wars. Again. Tell the UN,...
  • regarding rules and guidelines the SH word abbreviation and Biden's ability to F things up... and the self- appointed SH Patrol

    06/17/2024 2:35:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies
    Sorry folks, I think I've created a monster. There's a difference between hard rules and soft guidelines. FR is intended for family audiences. Even though I'm a sailor and a sinner I know not to use the F bomb in mixed company. So do you. But I think I effed up By isolating the sh word in a prior post. We all know that BS Is B S especially in politics. Even women and children know that BS is BS. No need to report it every time you see it. We're swamping our abuse reporting system. My own sainted mother...
  • Opus

    06/16/2024 3:03:07 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 83 replies
    Vanity | June 16, 2024 | Jim Noble
    May 17, 1998 – June 16, 2024 310 Threads, 68,946 replies All good things must come to an end. I wish all of you the best. Remember, the national government has not one, but two warrants for its existence. 1) The Constitution 2) The Declaration of Independence The Constitution's purpose is "to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity" The Declaration states, "[men]are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty...
  • FReeper Uncle Miltie Returns from Service in the Israeli Defense Forces: It’s a Wrap!

    06/10/2024 2:03:34 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 60 replies
    Sar-El ^ | 6/10/24 | Uncle Miltie
    I’m on the El-Al flight to Boston, just taking off from Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv. Here’s my last situation report, and a reminder that you can do this too! Previous Postings: Week 1 was building 328 new bunk beds in new barracks on an IDF combat training base. Week 2 was building 44,000 lunch meals for troops in Gaza, one of whom I bought drinks in a bar, and had eaten lunches we packed. Week 3 was making 3 meals a day for the Navy in the Eilat heat. Now for a wrap up of the last weekend, afterthoughts...
  • Old age slips up on you in a snap of a finger

    06/09/2024 4:09:56 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 303 replies
    I don't remember when I got old, it just happened. One day I turned around and discovered I was an old man. Thinking back on it I think it was after my wife died. When Sheila died it took all the wind out of my sails. I'm now adrift, without rudder, without anchor and without a North Star. The bilge water is creeping up and threatening to put the fires out for good. If you've ever experienced being dead in the water in the middle of an ocean, that's how I'm feeling right now. It's a surreal feeling. 'O God,...
  • In response to the 'State of discourse' thread that was posted yesterday: Can't we all just get along?

    I've been asked to chime in, so I'm chiming. But you're not gonna like it. The state of discourse on FR is totally up to you. You know the guidelines and rules. I don't need to repeat them again and again and again. We are mostly adults here and mostly Christian conservatives. We all know how to behave in a mixed public setting. We don't need and don't want to be supervised. Before you post that next profane post or personal attack just ask yourself, what would Jesus do. Can't we all just get along? Thank you all very much...
  • The state of discourse on Free Republic

    06/08/2024 2:35:05 PM PDT · by LukeL · 566 replies
    In the past couple of years I have noticed there is a complete lake of regard for other posters on this site. Not only that but swearing seems to be tolerated. In the past day I have been called gay, a lair, that I am talking out of my *** and I am full of ****. Do we even have to go into the fighting on any thread about Ukraine or Russia. Even hard facts from multiple sources no longer seem to matter. Instead it is whoever can come up with the snarkiest reply.
  • FReeper Uncle Miltie Serves in the Israeli Defense Forces through Sar-El Week 3 Situation Report

    06/06/2024 9:05:00 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 53 replies
    Sar-El ^ | 6/6/24 | Uncle Miltie
    Base: Navy Base in Eilat situated at the extreme South of Israel on the Northern tip of the Gulf of Eilat (or Gulf of Aqaba to muslims). Base Mission: Defense against incoming drones, rockets, ballistic missiles, etc. Freedom of Navigation. Base Conditions: The Navy lives up to its reputation as the most organized service. Better food. Cleaner base (essentially no trash). More disciplined soldiery. Weather: Daytime highs of around 107. Evening showers for bathing are in “cold” water that is room temperature: 105 degrees at 6:00 p.m. Borders: From the beach on the Southwest shore of Eilat, you can see...
  • FReeper Uncle Miltie Volunteers for the Israeli Defense Forces: Sit Rep Week 2

    05/31/2024 8:09:55 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 53 replies
    I’m in Tel Aviv getting ready for a night on the town. This week in the IDF was great! Here are my impressions: This Week’s Mission: Packing boxes of shelf stable food for frontline troops in Gaza. Team: 50 people from around the world with many Brits, Aussies, Canadians, Americans, Brazilians, etc. Unlike last week’s uniquely fit team, many of the participants had compromised health situations. Clearly they were chosen for this work because many roles were seated along an assembly line, and the physical requirements were limited. Results: 44,000 meals assembled and shipped into Gaza. Base: A large base...
  • Can an administrator please explain why my thread regarding Grayson Murray was deleted?

    05/25/2024 3:49:05 PM PDT · by Toespi · 35 replies
    I posted the breaking news regarding the death of Grayson Murray over three hours ago. In fact, it was within five minutes of it being announced on CBS Soorts. It has been removed and replaced by two other threads one, beginning at 5:35 and the other at 6:01. I would just like to know why. Thank you.
  • FReeper Uncle Miltie Volunteering for the Israeli Defense Forces: Week 1 Situation Report

    05/23/2024 12:12:58 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 74 replies
    Sar-El ^ | 5/23/24 | Uncle Miltie
    I am in Israel for 3 weeks volunteering in logistics for the IDF through “Sar-El”. Many of you asked for regular Situation Reports, and this is my first one for the first week. Primer Please see my original post for why I’m here, and the nature of Sar-El: Tel Aviv • Young: Tel Aviv is filled to the gills with young people. The ages on the street appear to be 20-35. If you’re a single Jew below 35 anywhere in the world, I recommend you RUN to Tel Aviv. The girls are extremely good looking, the weather is hot,...
  • R.I.P. Charles Henrickson (1953-2024)

    05/11/2024 7:48:06 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 65 replies
    Self | May 11, 2024 | PJ-Comix
    I am in complete SHOCK! I just now found out that our own BRILLIANT Charles Henrickson passed away on April 28. Anyone who knew Charles knew how INCREDIBLE he was. His intelligence was OFF-SCALE. Nobody had a better way with words than Charles. At a drop of the hat he could could compose absolutely BRILLIANT and HILARIOUS parody songs. Some might remember that for a long while he was my partner in "crime" for producing the DUmmie FUnnies. I am very fussy about my writing so only someone whose writing I have total respect for would I allow to have...
  • Prediction: Tulsi Gabbard will be the GOP Vice Presidential Nominee

    05/02/2024 9:46:34 AM PDT · by RandFan · 229 replies
    FR ^ | May 2 | RF
    I'm making a bold prediction today she's got this based on the following evidence: She's on the listDonald Trump Shortlist: Tulsi Gabbard's VP Chances Soar"Tulsi Gabbard's odds of becoming the 2024 Republican vice-presidential candidate surged with a leading bookmaker after Donald Trump said she was on his short list during a Fox News town hall on Tuesday".She wants itTulsi Gabbard ready to ‘serve my country’ as Trump’s vice president if asked“If that call came, I would say yes, and I'd be honored to serve my country in that way and to be in a position, first, to help win this...
  • Backpage: A Blueprint for Squelching Speech

    04/30/2024 11:45:32 AM PDT · by Twotone · 1 replies
    Reason ^ | April 29, 2024 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa acquitted three former Backpage executives of myriad counts against them last week—more evidence of how empty so much of the federal case against them is. Humetewa ruled that there was insufficient evidence to uphold 50 of the counts* against journalist and Backpage co-founder Michael Lacey, 10 of the counts against former Executive Vice President Scott Spear, and 18 of the counts against former Chief Financial Officer Jed Brunst. From the beginning, this prosecution has been premised on a bogus rationale (authorities yammer on about sex trafficking though none of the defendants are charged with sex...
  • MISSING FREEPER: Nathan Bedford

    04/29/2024 4:33:55 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 39 replies
    Vanity | April 29, 2024 | Jom Noble
    Has anyone seen or heard from FReeper Nathan Bedford? I haven't seen him on the site in quite a while
  • Conor MacNessa - Addendum

    04/22/2024 4:35:26 PM PDT · by AbnSarge · 23 replies
    As you know, Conor MacNessa (Tom (Doc) Mitchell) passed away in January and was finally laid to his final rest in Arlington National Cemetery April 10. Yesterday I was informed that his youngest son John died in his sleep the night before last. He was only in his 20's. Obviously the family is devastated. Please keep Mary Frances and the rest of the family in your prayers. Eternal rest grant to them O Lord, And let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace, Amen.
  • Prayers For Rusty0604

    04/02/2024 2:41:29 PM PDT · by CottonBall · 74 replies
    4/2/24 | CottonBall
    Rusty0604 can use our prayers. After having neck surgery and trying to heal, her neck was reinjured. She might have to undergo surgery again. thank you
  • Hello, My name is Miss Yvonne and I am Jim Rob’s caregiver

    03/28/2024 12:35:42 PM PDT · by Miss Yvonne G 75 · 167 replies
    Miss Yvonne
    Hello Free Republic 😊 Let me introduce myself, I have been Jim Rob’s caregiver since November 15 2023 I am so blessed to have met him🙏 I prayed for a new job and asked God to put me where I needed to be and here I am.Not knowing Jim was also praying for the right caregive,My sister happened to be Jim’s Nurse and they got to talking and she discovered Jim was in search of a caregiver, So my sister recommended me and made it Happen 😊And I just want you all to know he is in good hands,God is...
  • How to Locate and Share links (URL's) on Free Republic (Instructions for Mozilla and Chrome)

    03/23/2024 11:52:12 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 16 replies
    3/24/2024 | vanity
    The following explains how to obtain a link for a thread and for a specific post so you can save it or share it elsewhere. I created these instructions for those using Mozilla FireFox browser. I posted an additional step for those using Google CHROME.When you first click on a thread title in the forum, the thread's page displays the URL for that thread at the top of the browser (image below). You can copy the link to share/save the location of the entire thread. To obtain the specific link for post #7, use your mouse to click on the...