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  • Old North State FReepers head to Crawford, TX to FReep the Commies (After-action Report)

    08/15/2005 7:00:18 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 109 replies · 3,875+ views
    August 14, 2005 | Taxrelief
    The residents of Crawford, TX thought things were bad last week, but many of them were ill-prepared for what was to come Saturday, August 13, 2005. The crowds had been slowly swelling in response to the notorius stalking of President Bush by Cindy Sheehan, the woman so obsessed with her own emotional needs, that she was willing to disrupt the lives of an entire town. It is tempting to blame Sheehan's therapy group for joining her on her emotional journey, but in actual fact, Sheehan herself strongly encouraged the reinforcements. On Saturday, (and Friday) the whole event suddenly swelled to...
  • Ex-employees say they saved dentist's syringes (semen shots?)

    07/25/2004 7:33:41 PM PDT · by Stew Padasso · 47 replies · 5,895+ views
    Ex-employees say they saved dentist's syringes Workers testify they were suspicious of Hall's actions with patients KAREN GARLOCH Staff Writer RALEIGH - Two former employees of Cornelius dentist Dr. John Hall became suspicious of his behavior in May 2003 and, over the next few months, collected five syringes from his office that were found to contain his semen, according to testimony Saturday before the N.C. Board of Dental Examiners. Cheryl Lynn MacLeod of Concord said she found it unusual when Hall began asking her to leave a patient's side to retrieve items that he didn't end up using, when she...
  • How to collect guns and irritate PETA

    07/19/2004 8:14:13 AM PDT · by Atlas Sneezed · 81 replies · 2,153+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 19, 2004 | Mike S. Adams
    One of my recent articles, entitled “Timmy and Me,” stirred up even Moore controversy than I expected. But, fortunately, most of the email about the article was positive. In fact, several readers wrote to say that they had decided to make their first gun purchase after reading the article. A few even asked if I had any recommendations. Since I have several, I decided to write this article. Before I get started with the recommendations, I want to make sure that prospective gun owners develop a healthy respect for firearms and for the consequences of using deadly force. That’s why...
  • The Wussification of America: Fallout from Arnold, John & Sandy

    07/22/2004 10:36:22 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 33 replies · 3,619+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 24 July 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Remember Adlai Stevenson, III, and his failed run for Governor of Illinois in 1982? Of course you don’t; nobody does. But here’s the relevant story from that. A fair number of people, including the Republican who eventually won, questioned whether Adlai was “a wimp.” So he called a press conference to deny that he was a wimp. Helloooo. If you have to call a press conference to deny that you’re a wimp, it pretty well establishes that you are. Hold that thought and fast forward to last week. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in a war to the death with the...
  • Vinroot Opts Against Runoff, Giving Ballantine GOP Nomination

    07/22/2004 12:50:22 PM PDT · by Prospero · 44 replies · 1,229+ views
    WRAT-TV Raleigh ^ | 7/22/2004 | WRAL-TV Staff
    RALEIGH,N.C. -- Richard Vinroot announced Thursday afternoon that he will not call for a runoff in the GOP Gubernatorial election, thus handing the Republican nomination to primary winner Patrick Ballantine.
  • Basnight firm still has unpaid bill [NC Senate Pres ignores court judgement of $50K]

    07/22/2004 4:37:41 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 3 replies · 432+ views
    Carolina Journal ^ | July 22, 2004 | Don Carrington
    RALEIGH — After The News & Observer of Raleigh published a story in February about his contract dispute with Basnight Construction of Manteo, James Morris of Elizabeth City thought it would be easier to collect about $50,000 he was owed. But, as of Tuesday, Morris still doesn’t have his money According to Morris, Deputy Greg Padilla, who handles collections for the Dare County Sheriff’s Department, told him a few weeks ago that the funds in Basnight Construction’s bank account at RBC Centura in Manteo had been secured but not released. (snip) Seeking an update, Morris said Friday that Padilla told...
  • My letter to the Hollywood Republicans Congress Club President (vanity)

    07/21/2004 3:07:14 PM PDT · by UnionCountyYoungRepublican · 19 replies · 923+ views
    7/20/04 | UnionCountyYoungRepublican
    Good Afternoon, My name is Nick Polyzos and I am the Chairman of the newly founded Union County Young Republicans, based in Monroe, North Carolina. As you can tell, we have a long and tumultuous fight ahead of us this November, with the Democrats trying to regain the presidency, and will pull every tactic to get it. John Edwards is from North Carolina and we are doing our best to make sure that the Tarheel State does not go into the Blue column in November. We are a young fledgling group, that is willing to put its resources to work...
  • Robinson, Foxx to compete in runoff for Burr's seat

    07/21/2004 2:42:56 PM PDT · by Amish · 15 replies · 570+ views
    Winston Salem Journal ^ | Wednesday, July 21, 2004 | PAUL NOWELL
    Robinson, Foxx to compete in runoff for Burr's seat By PAUL NOWELL Associated Press Writer WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - After months of vicious personal attacks and all-out politicking, Republican voters in the 5th Congressional District can expect four more weeks of the same, as Vernon Robinson and Virginia Foxx advanced to an Aug. 17 runoff from an eight-person field. With all precincts reporting unofficial results early Wednesday, Foxx, a state senator, and Robinson, a conservative black activist led the crowded field. Robinson had 13,466 votes, or 23 percent and Foxx with 13,055, or 22 percent. Ed Broyhill, scion of the Broyhill...
  • GOP Primaries Matter: The news from the South

    07/21/2004 9:38:23 AM PDT · by SmithPatterson · 16 replies · 805+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7-21-04 | John Hood
    GOP Primaries Matter The news from the south. By John Hood RALEIGH, N.C. — It wasn't that long ago that Republican primaries in most of the south were not exactly nail-biters. Democrats dominated the region for most of the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly in races for Congress, state, and local office. The GOP's fortunes began to improve somewhat in the late 1960s and early 1970s as strong presidential performances by Richard Nixon in the region helped to pull Republicans into statewide and local offices. After the Watergate debacle, Republicans gave back much of their gains. Even the beginning of...
  • NC Freepers - Opinions on your state! (Vanity)

    07/20/2004 1:14:36 PM PDT · by bolobaby · 29 replies · 775+ views
    I need the opinions of North Carolina Freepers. I'm looking to move to "friendly territory" and the Hickory/Morganton/Charlotte area keeps coming up. That is, basically, western NC. (That and south central Texas near Austin.) So I'd like some local opinions of the state and area. Basically, I'm looking at the following areas: Laws - liberal or no? How long does it take to get a gun license in NC? Does NC use the death penalty? Does social services inject themselves into everyone's life? Values - as South Park put it, "tolerant" means you put up with something, not embrace it...
  • Candidate uses President's voice, Ignores RNC demand to 'cease and desist'

    07/19/2004 2:26:42 PM PDT · by Prospero · 10 replies · 1,075+ views
    NCGOP ^ | 7/19/2004 | Linda O. Shaw
    For Immediate Release – July 19, 2004 From the desk of Linda Shaw, RNC National Committeewoman: Miner Ignores RNC Requests to 'Cease and Desist;' Hijacks President’s Voice Richard Morgan also told to 'cease and desist' RALEIGH On Friday, July 16, 2004, Representative David Miner was contacted by the Republican National Committee Counsel’s Office regarding the unauthorized use of President Bush's voice in an automated phone call. Miner was told to "immediately cease and desist from any further use of the President's voice." Miner ignored the request and continues to use the President's voice in his automated calls to voters of...
  • Report: D.C. Chapter's Slim-Fast Lovefest at Kerry HQ, 7/17/04

    07/18/2004 5:44:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 63 replies · 2,502+ views
    D.C. Chapter ^ | Sunday, July 18, 2004 | Kristinn
    Honor Roll for the Slim-Fast Lovefest: TaxRelief, Huber, two of their young tax deductions, Exit148, staytrue, Doctor Raoul, spaceman spiff, L-Von_Mises, Trueblackman, a local lurker, tgslTakoma and kristinn.The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic held a demonstration outside the Kerry-Edwards campaign headquarters in Washington, D.C. yesterday to thank Slim-Fast for canning Whoopi Goldberg as their spokesman and to call on the Kerry-Edwards campaign to release the videotape of the Radio City Music Hall fundraiser that cost Whoopi her job.We began on time for once, at 1 p.m., because we received several calls from the media about this demonstration--namely CNN, NBC and...
  • Morgan's rivals question $100,000 contribution

    07/19/2004 10:17:04 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 8 replies · 428+ views
    Journal Now (via The Carolina Journal) ^ | July 17. 2004 | David Rice
    A federal report showing that a political committee controlled by allies of House Republican Co-Speaker Richard Morgan got $100,000 from a small tobacco company in Virginia has Morgan's rivals raising questions about the donation. The N.C. Republican Main Street Committee, a so-called "527" independent committee controlled by Morgan's closest allies, reported to the Internal Revenue Service this week that it has raised $160,200. The committee has run campaign ads on behalf of Morgan's legislative supporters. But more than half the committee's money - $100,000 - came in a single donation on April 29 from S&M Brands Inc. of Keysville, Va.
  • Mutual Admiration in the Capital [Short Session was a disaster for conservatism]

    07/19/2004 10:05:11 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 1 replies · 299+ views
    The Carolina Journal ^ | July 19, 2004 | John Hood
    RALEIGH – The 2003-04 session of the General Assembly ended Sunday with a congratulatory round of back-patting and what amounted to an open meeting of the inside-the-Beltline chapter of the North Carolina Mutual Admiration Society. (snip) House Speaker Jim Black sounded a major theme of the post- adjournment afterglow when he told the Associated Press that his alliance with Republican Co-Speaker Richard Morgan had proven to be a productive one. "Everybody predicted chaos and thought it was going to be the end of the world," he said, but in fact his two-year coalition in the House "began in terrible fashion...
  • Morgan conflict makes for harsh politics in GOP's primary season

    07/19/2004 8:10:11 AM PDT · by NCSteve · 21 replies · 460+ views
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | Monday, July 19, 2004 | David Rice
    RALEIGH For Republican state legislators, it's the ugliest primary season in years. In districts scattered across the state, legislators associated with Republican Co-Speaker Richard Morgan - who made an alliance with Democratic Co-Speaker Jim Black last year - are locked in angry battles before Tuesday's primary that focus on party betrayals and breaking no-tax-increase pledges: > In Moore County, the chairman of the local GOP has made the unusual move of endorsing Peggy Crutchfield, the challenger to the sitting Republican co-speaker. Morgan, in turn, has run ads that highlighted a 15-year-old conspiracy conviction against Crutchfield's husband for which he was...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • John Kerry & John Edwards: You’ve GOT to be Kidding

    07/16/2004 11:10:22 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 62 replies · 5,022+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 17 July 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Okay, now that the Democrats have a presumptive ticket, it’s time to assess them as a pair. This is one of the few instances when the whole is less than the sum of its parts. That’s especially true when the theme the pair apparently wants to advance is “truth.” Several months ago I wrote in detail about three would-be Democratic candidates, two that I knew personally and one by reputation. They were Joe Lieberman, John Kerry and John Edwards. (Yep, it was back when Lieberman was still a faint possibility, and Kerry was a third-place candidate.) Here’s the short version...
  • John "Old Hickory" Kerry? (Kerry looks like Andrew Jackson)

    07/16/2004 10:31:40 AM PDT · by Grig · 34 replies · 2,317+ views
    Eric Zorn ^ | Eric Zorn
    Does former President Andrew Jackson resemble current presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry? Do Kerry & Jackson look like the New England Patriots logo? Does Kerry look like the Old Man of the Mountain? You be the judge. More pictures at the source.
  • Edwards brother raises DWI hell

    07/15/2004 2:43:15 AM PDT · by kattracks · 82 replies · 2,615+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 7/15/04 | ADAM LISBERG
    Sen. John Edwards' little brother has an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Colorado and has thumbed his nose at more than $800 in fines for driving infractions. Wesley Blake Edwards, 39, has been a terror on the road for more than two decades. He has been arrested four times for drunken driving, twice been sentenced to a week in jail for DWI and lost his right to drive in four states. But even after his license was suspended and revoked, he repeatedly got back behind the wheel - only to be stopped by police again. He is currently a...
  • Senate Approves New Powers Over Tobacco (Bewitched?? Alert)

    07/16/2004 6:59:00 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 13 replies · 869+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 16, 2004 | Nancy Zuckerbro(a)d
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate approved a plan to give the government broad new powers to regulate the cigarette industry, including the ability to eliminate harmful ingredients in tobacco products and forbid advertising that appeals to children.The measure empowering the Food and Drug Administration to oversee the sale, marketing and manufacturing of cigarettes was linked on the Senate floor Thursday to a $12 billion buyout of tobacco farmers.An unlikely coalition of anti-smoking advocates and tobacco-state senators pushed to secure the 78-15 vote to add the twin measures to a massive corporate tax bill that the Senate then passed on a...