Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,496
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 59%!! Thank you all very much!!

Latest Articles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Get a load of this racist/race-baiting crap!

    OMG this is happening in a school district in Texas! I can't believe Fort Worth ISD is making their employees engage in this racist/race baiting crap! Then, after this "white privilege exercise", the employees are made to stand up in front of the whole group and display their "test results." Your tax dollars at work!
  • Facing Deadlier Fires, California Tries Something New: More Logging

    11/18/2018 6:11:12 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 17, 2018 | Jim Carlton
    FRENCH MEADOWS RESERVOIR, Calif.—Obscured amid the chaos of California’s latest wildfire outbreak is a striking sign of change that may help curtail future devastating infernos. After decades of butting heads, some environmentalists and logging supporters have largely come to agreement that forests need to be logged to be saved. The current fires are hitting populated areas along the edges of forests and brush lands, including the 142,000-acre Camp Fire in Northern California’s Butte County. That now ranks as the most deadly and destructive in state history, killing at least 71 people, leaving hundreds missing and destroying more than 9,800 homes....
  • The Obamas are ‘Becoming’ a billion-dollar brand

    11/18/2018 6:06:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 17, 2018 | Isabel Vincent
    The Obamas are “Becoming” — billionaires. The Barack Obama Foundation has seen its contributions soar The launch of Michelle Obama’s cross-country book tour for her new memoir, “Becoming,” last week is just the latest marker on the road to fabulous wealth for the former first couple, who are on their way to becoming a billion-dollar brand. In addition to a $65 million book advance and an estimated $50 million deal with Netflix, both of which she shares with husband Barack Obama, the former first lady is poised to rake in millions from appearances on her 10-city US tour and sales...
  • Trump Calls for Better Forest Management During California Visit

    11/18/2018 6:05:06 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 17, 2018 | Vivian Salama
    President Trump toured the devastation caused by the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history and said he would press for better forest management to prevent future infernos. Speaking to reporters alongside the ashes of a neighborhood in Paradise, Calif., Mr. Trump hailed the efforts of law-enforcement officials and first responders who continue to work to contain the blaze and help victims. “What can you say other than it’s so sad to see? These are great people. Great families, torn apart.” Mr. Trump told reporters after witnessing the devastation in Malibu, his final stop on the trip. “This has...
  • Kasich Toying with 2020, GOP or Indie, Courting 'Vast Ocean in the Middle'

    11/18/2018 5:58:19 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2018 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich was on a three-city swing through New Hampshire this week, potentially feeling out a 2020 run for the White House as a Republican, or as an independent. When CNN asked Kasich during a stop in Manchester, N.H., about how he's calculating his chances, the governor replied, "I don't do math calculations. That's not what I do." "I mean, all options are on the table. And the question is, ultimately, can I have a very positive impact on the country, and I've got lots of people here who were saying to me just -- I was here...
  • Theresa May's Brexit deal: everything you need to know

    11/18/2018 5:57:32 AM PST · by iowamark · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Nov 15 2018 | Jon Henley
    Two and a half years after Britain voted to leave the EU, the UK cabinet on Wednesday night backed the text of the draft withdrawal agreement drawn up by British and European negotiators – but with a series of ministerial resignations already on Thursday, the fallout has already begun. Here is a non-exhaustive guide to what the agreement broadly says, which parts of it are proving controversial (and why), how likely the prime minister now is to get it through parliament, and what could happen next. What is the withdrawal agreement? Think of it as the separation agreement between the...
  • PETER HITCHENS: Lets face it...we're a small, debt-ridden country nobody cares about

    11/18/2018 5:55:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies ^ | 11/17/2018 | Peter Hitchens
    For far too long we in this country have thought we were richer, more powerful and, in general, better than we actually are. Now we find out the hard truth, exposed in all its gloomy detail by the EU talks. Will we learn the necessary lesson, or will we prefer our precious illusions? I can just remember in the mists of my childhood memory the 1956 Suez crisis, the feeling of panic and humiliation in the air. In that year, too many of us continued to imagine we were more important than we were. The Americans wasted no time in...
  • France Prepares to Get Tough on Firms That Pay Women Less

    11/18/2018 5:55:13 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 18, 2018 | Noemie Bisserbe
    PARIS—France is preparing to fine companies that underpay women, a novel attempt to narrow the gender pay gap. Starting on Jan. 1, firms will be required under a new law to report how much they pay women compared with men, using a range of government-approved metrics. Companies with pay gaps will have three years to fix them or face a fine of up to 1% of their total payroll. The idea of policing pay equity is an unusually strict approach, even among countries that have turned up pressure on firms to bridge the divide. Over the past decade, the U.S....
  • Beleaguered Florida election boss says RACISM was 'probably a factor' in the backlash [tr]

    11/18/2018 5:48:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2018 | Leah Simpson
    Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes thinks racism was 'probably' a factor in the backlash against her for the South Florida office missing Thursday's recount deadline in a Senate race. As about two dozen protesters stood outside her headquarters Friday, including Bikers For Trump, Snipes, who is black, admitted she thought the criticism may have been amplified because of her race. When asked specifically if she believed her heritage could be playing a part in the hostile response she declined to elaborate but told the Guardian, 'Probably. Probably'.
  • Almost 3,000 Votes Are Missing in the Florida Recount

    11/18/2018 5:43:00 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 17, 2018
    The recount in Florida has put the state’s election machinery to the test, and it has failed miserably: Almost 3,000 votes have vanished, the New York Times reported, while Florida recounts three state and three local elections that have yet to be called. The Florida secretary of state reported 900 fewer votes than were tallied originally, and that number is expected to balloon by 2,000 more votes when results from Broward County are reported. Although this number of votes would not necessarily swing the election from one candidate to another, it’s certainly enough to cause concern. For example, Palm Beach...
  • AGAIN: Democrat Who Trailed by 6,200 Votes on Election Night WINS in California

    11/18/2018 5:40:05 AM PST · by deandg99 · 16 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 11-16-2018 | Peter D'Abrosca
    A Democrat from California who trailed by just over 6,200 votes after election night tallying has now overtaken Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Calif.), and will win yet another Congressional seat. “On Thursday, the Associated Press projected that Democrat Katie Porter has defeated two-term GOP. Rep. Mimi Walters in the race to represent the county’s inland 45th Congressional District,” according to The Orange County Register. Officially, Porter is now winning the race by 6,203 votes after trailing by 6,233 when votes were originally counted. Porter reportedly won 58 percent of votes that have been counted since the night of the election.
  • Brexiteer Predicts No Confidence Could Start Monday, Says May’s Deal Will Force [UK into Serfdom]

    11/18/2018 5:35:38 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Victoria Friedman
    Nadine Dorries predicts that the process for a no-confidence vote in Theresa May could start Monday, warning the current Brexit deal would force Britons into “serfdom.” “I think we’ll probably see things moving on Monday.” the Tory Brexiteer told Sky News on Saturday, estimating that if the chairman of the 1922 Committee Sir Graham Brady had received the 48 letters of no confidence from MPs needed to trigger a vote, he may “contact people who have submitted their letters to see if they still want to leave their letters submitted.” While 21 MPs have publicly stated they have submitted their...
  • Trump HHS Official Found Dead: Ruled Suicide By 'Multiple Blunt Force Injuries'

    11/18/2018 5:31:21 AM PST · by LoicW · 25 replies
    NN ^ | 11/18/18 | Jay Greenberg
    Daniel Best, a pharmaceutical executive who recently took the lead at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, tasked with President Trump's initiative to "lower prescription drug prices" in the United States, was found dead with "multiple blunt force injuries" on November 1. Officials in Washington, D.C. have just announced that his death has been ruled a "suicide."
  • 'Swamp Watch': Steve Hilton Takes on Maxine Waters' 'Conflict Donations'

    11/18/2018 5:26:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/12/18
    **SNIP** He noted that Waters was the subject of a House Ethics Committee investigation in 2010 over a meeting she arranged between the Treasury Department and representatives of OneUnited bank, where her husband was a notable shareholder. OneUnited went on to obtain $12 million in federal bailout funding. The ethics charges against Waters were dropped in 2012. "By the time Maxine Waters scheduled the meeting with the Treasury secretary, her husband owned approximately $350,000 in OneUnited stock, all of which would have likely gone down the drain without the bailout money she helped secure," Hilton said. "How lovely for Maxine...
  • 10 [College Football] takeaways: Clay Helton's seat is white-hot and he's out of answers [tr]

    11/18/2018 5:13:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    The clip flittered out on Twitter on Saturday evening, and perhaps best summed up the conundrum facing USC athletic director Lynn Swann the next few weeks. A group of UCLA fans, sounding drunk on a bit more than an upset victory, began a sing-song chant that will send chills through the spines of USC administrators: “Keep Clay Helton, clap clap, clap clap clap. Keep Clay Helton…” That’s the latest sign of how much things have gone off the rails for the Trojans, who managed to somehow thrust the Los Angeles recruiting momentum cross town to Chip Kelly and 3-8 UCLA....
  • The Other Great Depression: Inside America’s Exploding Suicide Epidemic

    11/18/2018 5:12:59 AM PST · by deandg99 · 23 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/18/2018 | Michael Snyder
    What in the world has happened to us? Despite our ridiculously high standard of living compared to the rest of the world, America is a deeply unhappy place. When I was growing up, there were no “smart phones”, the Internet did not exist, if you wanted to buy something you had to actually go to a store and hunt for it, and most vehicles were pieces of junk that completely broke down after a few years. Today, we have hundreds of television channels, we have more movies than we could ever possibly watch, video games have become wildly creative and...
  • The Week in Review: Broward County Circus Clowns Dominate the News

    11/18/2018 5:12:21 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 1 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Campaign Update Week in Review (Because The Campaign Never Ends) In Broward County, the Circus Big Top never comes down. – It will no doubt come as a shock to all of you to find out this morning that Democrat Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes and her gang of vote-stealing circus clowns now claim to have “lost” 2,040 ballots during the course of their hand recount on Saturday. But don’t worry – Ms. Snipes assures us that these ballots did not just get up and walk out of the building, which is oh, so helpful, right? “The ballots are in...
  • After a bumpy day of missing ballots, troubled Broward recount put on ice until the morning

    11/18/2018 5:12:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 11/17/18 | Anthony Man, Tonya Alanez
    Broward County’s ballot recount hit yet another snag Saturday with 2,040 ballots lost or misplaced. The county’s eternally beleaguered Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said they either misplaced, misfiled or mixed in with another stack. One thing she said she was sure of: “The ballots are in this building.” “There would be nowhere else for them to be,” Snipes said. “The ballots are in the building. The ballots are in the building.” With a noon Sunday deadline looming, the three-person Canvassing Board was nonplussed and uncertain what to do.
  • Opinion: Who Are The Idiots Challenging Nancy Pelosi?

    11/18/2018 4:50:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Times of San Diego ^ | 11/17/18 | Colleen O'Connor
    What rewards do conquering heroes or heroines usually receive? Applause. Lots of money. Near boundless power. And, if enlightened, these leaders are allowed to lead. Think Revolutionary War General George Washington who went on to become the first President. And World War II General Dwight D. Eisenhower — another President. But, Nancy Pelosi, the first woman Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the one who delivered some of the largest Democratic House wins in almost half a century, the one who turned the entire Northeast and reactionary Orange County blue — what does she get? A challenge by a...
  • Lindsey Graham to take DNA test to find Native American roots(trunk)

    11/18/2018 4:34:55 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/18/2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is ready to show up Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying Tuesday he plans to take a DNA test to find out whether he has more Native American heritage than she does. “I’m going to take a DNA test,” Graham told “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday. “I’ve been told my grandmother was part Cherokee Indian. It may all just be talk.” Graham said he would reveal the results on the show in a couple weeks.