Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $48,522
55%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 55%!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!

Forum: Bloggers & Personal

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Encountering a Liberal Second Amendment Supporter in Deep Blue Madison, Wisconsin

    05/21/2018 5:25:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been busy helping pick up the pieces after the death of a friend of 48 years. For the last few days, I ate breakfast at a McDonalds in Middleton, Wisconsin, part of the far left liberal environs centered around Dane County and Madison, Wisconsin.  My friend had lived most of his life in Madison and Middleton. He was a lifelong Second Amendment supporter, lifetime master pistol shooter, and a mentor. At the McDonalds, I struck up conversation with a gentleman who I suspected to be a liberal. We had a connection because he was searching for information...
  • Nevertheless, He Persisted

    05/21/2018 5:24:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-21-18 | MOTUS
    The FBI and CIA thumbed the eye of an armed nuclear state based on false intelligence.  Why?  The answer is now obvious: to cover up their own election year shenanigans they thought would remain forever hidden in the inevitable Hillary Clinton victory.It was the ultimate campaign dirty trick: a joint operation by the intelligence agencies and the media against a political candidate.  - How the FBI and CIA Restarted the Cold War to Protect Themselves Now, two years into the ginned-up investigation of Russiagate, there has been “not one smidgeon of corruption” to be found. In fact, not a...
  • Monday Will be a Very Bad Day for the Deep State Cabal

    05/21/2018 5:10:37 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 12 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) The liberal education bubble in action! – The Pantsuit Princess was given an award by Harvard University on Sunday for her “transformative impact on society.” Wait, wait, wait – before you guffaw, or vomit at the absurdity of this, think it fully through. The Coughing Crook has indeed had “transformative impacts” on our society. Here are a few examples: She “transformed” the U.S. State Department into a classic mob influence racket; She “transformed” 20 percent of U.S. uranium supplies into Russian hands; She and her husband “transformed” a charitable foundation into another...
  • Best .380 Pocket Pistols for Concealed Carry

    05/21/2018 4:52:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/21/2018 | J Hines
    The .380 pistols known as pocket pistols, mouse guns or “get off me” guns can be a good choice for self-defense. Prices vary from $200 to $700, some current full size handgun model may be a better choice to go. If you’re looking for good concealment carry, then the 380 is a good choice. The next thing that comes up are limited ammo and no umph behind their blast. (stopping power) Let’s go over some pros and con.Down Side The .380s are usually light in weight, this makes it harder to dampen the recoil thus affecting the accuracy of the...
  • The Spy Who Befriended Me - [title to long].

    05/21/2018 3:33:17 AM PDT · by Fhios · 10 replies
    DC ^ | 5/21/18 | Chuck Ross
    ... Clovis, who made the final decision in March 2016 to bring both Page and Papadopoulos onto the campaign, had no inclination that Halper was spying on Trump associates. Clovis and Halper met for coffee on Aug. 31 or Sept. 1, 2016 near Washington. Clovis said the conversation was innocuous, focusing mostly on foreign policy issues, including China, one of Halper’s areas of expertise. ... I've always have been suspicious of both Page and Papadopoulos and still am. I'm adding Clovis to the list. Thinking he's now a contender for the campaign plant. Halper just has that "That was easy"...
  • John Kerry Spits In Trump’s Face — We Will Not Go ‘America First’

    05/21/2018 3:18:47 AM PDT · by Fhios · 31 replies
    DC ^ | 5/21/18 | ROBERT DONACHIE
    American politics has become “almost all accusatory and all bombastic,” the former secretary of state told those gathered Sunday, arguing we are at the point where we can’t even “agree on what the facts are.” Oh the irony. Honestly, I think they are baiting Trump to do something about the increasing belligerence that Trumps being shown. It's psyops stuff meant to be demoralizing. They think they might goad him into arresting them or some other shtf decision. But there are other ways. There's alway the "leave the gun, take the cannoli" solution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=yHzh0PvMWTI
  • Hillary Clinton Says She’s Still ‘Not Over’ Losing To Trump

    05/21/2018 3:00:00 AM PDT · by Fhios · 50 replies
    DC ^ | 5/21/18 | Peter Hasson
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Yale University’s graduating class she’s “still not over” losing to President Donald Trump in the 2016 election. What a turn off. Giving a commencement speech and then just whine about losing the election. Those students should have been pissed off. What an egotistical conceited witch 'It's all about me' political mob boss. I can only shudder when I think what it would have been if she had won. There are more choice quotes further on and a video. tn;dw: Too nauseating; didn't watch.
  • Shawn Mendes and Khalid perform with Parkland survivors at Billboard Music Awards

    05/20/2018 9:21:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 20, 2018 | Wendy Geller
    Shawn Mendes made a powerful statement in solidarity with gun violence victims at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 20). The singer-songwriter performed his new single “Youth” with another rapidly rising star, Khalid — as well as members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School choir from Parkland, Fla. Dressed in a t-shirt that read “Protect our guns” with a slash through the word “guns” and the word “children” replaced, Khalid harmonized with Mendes, who strummed an acoustic guitar as they delivered the song’s affecting lyrics. The song thematically champions keeping one’s spirit although times are difficult and...
  • LETTER: Donald Trump is a shrewd tactician

    05/20/2018 9:17:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Business Day ^ | May 21, 2018 | Nathan Cheiman
    US President Donald Trump is an exceptionally shrewd tactician. He proved his ingenuity by becoming the president of America despite adverse propaganda. Now he seems to have outsmarted the entire world by withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement. His objectives will become clear in time but my posit is that he has set the cat among the pigeons. Europe is concerned and desperately wants to retain the nuclear agreement with Tehran because there are incentives for Europe. Many companies have committed themselves to huge multimillion-euro investments in Iran, and stand to lose heavily if sanctions are enforced by the US....
  • In Defense of Donald Trump

    05/20/2018 8:51:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Art Voice ^ | May 20, 2018 | Anthony Bower
    You know in looking at you and everyone else’s life, other people could connect the dots of our actions and claim that we’ve done some questionable things by association. Do I think our President has made some questionable decisions in his life? Sure, but then so have I and in the decisions that I personally made in my past I will tell you that I now sometimes look back on them wishing I would have made some different choices, but that’s in the past and it does no good for me to ponder “what if’s”. As I do not know...
  • Texas shooting suspect's choice of guns complicates debate over assault rifles

    05/20/2018 6:32:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | May 20, 2018 | Callum Borchers, The Washington Post
    Las Vegas introduced Americans to the rapid-fire lethality of bump stocks. Parkland reminded the public how quickly someone can inflict mass carnage with an AR-15, the weapon of choice in many rampages. But Friday's shooting at Santa Fe High School, which left 10 dead, was carried out with a pistol and a shotgun - firearms that even gun-control advocates generally regard as utilitarian. The reality that weapons not included in proposed assault-rifle bans can still exact a double-digit death toll further complicates a wrenching national debate about how to prevent future tragedies. "That's true" that weapons other than assault rifles...
  • Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like this'

    05/20/2018 6:18:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    A survivor of clerical sexual abuse has said Pope Francis told him that God had made him gay and loved him, in arguably the most strikingly accepting comments about homosexuality to be uttered by the leader of the Roman Catholic church. Juan Carlos Cruz, who spoke privately with the pope two weeks ago about the abuse he suffered at the hands of one of Chile’s most notorious paedophiles, said the issue of his sexuality had arisen because some of the Latin American country’s bishops had sought to depict him as a pervert as they accused him of lying about the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: James Comey’s Leaker Friend – Guess Who His Neighbor Is?

    05/20/2018 5:58:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 5/15/18 | Patrick Howley
    James Comey’s friend, Columbia University professor Daniel Richman, leaked classified information that Comey gave him. During this leaking period, Richman was apartment-building neighbors with a partner at the law firm that strategized with Fusion GPS operative Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian plant who set up Don Jr. in Trump Tower. “Yes, he is my neighbor,” Amy Wenzel, a partner at Cozen O’Connor, confirmed in a phone conversation with Big League Politics, confirming that they spoke. They live near each other in a Brooklyn high-rise.
  • George Lucas and James Cameron discuss Sci-Fi regarding the Vietnam War and populism [BARF alert]

    05/20/2018 4:29:14 PM PDT · by otness_e · 22 replies
    AMC ^ | May 7, 2018
    Transcript: GEORGE LUCAS: In school, I was of the, I don't know, angry young man... JAMES CAMERON: Sure, you were a rebel. GEORGE LUCAS: I come out of anthropology. JAMES CAMERON: Yeah. GEORGE LUCAS: So, my focus is social systems. JAMES CAMERON: Right. GEORGE LUCAS: And in science fiction, you've got two branches: One is science... JAMES CAMERON: Yep. GEORGE LUCAS: ...And the other is social. JAMES CAMERON: Right. GEORGE LUCAS: I'm much more of the 1984 kind of guy. JAMES CAMERON: Sure. GEORGE LUCAS: I am... JAMES CAMERON: THX-1138 GEORGE LUCAS: ...the spaceship guy. JAMES CAMERON: Yep. GEORGE LUCAS:...
  • Watch: The ‘Trash Dish’ That Came Out of the Korean War

    05/20/2018 4:08:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Eater ^ | April 5, 2018
    As one of the most iconic Korean dishes, army base stew, or budae jjigae, has a colorful history. In the aftermath of the war, American servicemen and troops were stationed in South Korea to prevent invasion. Resourceful Koreans had heard that these bases had a surplus of canned meats that often ended up in the garbage. These meats, like ground beef, Spam, hot dogs, and ham, were picked up and put into a spicy stew. In this episode of K-Town, host Matthew Kang tries an exemplary version of this now-classic stew at Dallas’s Dan Sung Sa. Today, budae jjigae shows...
  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:28:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 20, 2018 | Emily Tillett
    Jon Meacham, presidential scholar and author of "The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels," says that President Trump is in office because "we have a climate of fear in the country" which he "took advantage of" over the course of the 2016 campaign. "Politicians are far more often mirrors of who we are than they are molders. That's why the molders are so extraordinary. Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan -- those are different kinds of figures," Meacham said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "I think that President Trump in many ways is president because we...
  • More Podesta Emails Emerge – Setting The Record Straight – Brothers Say They Had Forgotten.

    05/20/2018 12:37:59 PM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    It has been quite some time since I have reported on John and Tony Podesta. Tony Podesta has literally disappeared from public view. As far as John Podesta, he does tweet now and again. Judicial Watch has received access to new emails coming from John Podesta. The emails prove John Podesta lied when he said he was not affiliated with the Podesta Group. There are documents from the U.S. Department of State showing the Podesta Group working on behalf of the pro-Russia Ukrainian political group “Party of Regions.” The documents also reveal then Obama White House Counsel John Podesta lobbying...
  • Border tourism booms since meeting of 2 Korean leaders

    05/20/2018 12:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | May 21, 2018 | IANS
    Tourism to security-related sights near the border between North and South Korea has boomed since the leaders of the two countries met last month, media reports said on Sunday. The number of visitors to tourist sights near the border has gone up 30 per cent, from 1,200-2,300 per day in the same period last year to 1,500-3,000 per day, Yonhap News agency reported. The sights include a tunnel constructed by North Korea for invading the South and the Dora Observatory from which the North Korean village of Kaesong is visible. The local government also ascribed the rise in the number...
  • Top News: 'Creepy' Chick-fil-A slammed by 'New Yorker' author from Brooklyn

    05/20/2018 12:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Standard Republican ^ | April 15, 2018 | Staff
    Chick-fil-A to develop into nation’s third-largest quick meals restaurant Chick-fil-A is cashing in. A brand new 2017 gross sales report exhibits the king of hen is rolling within the dough and is way exceeding its rival quick meals chains like McDonald’s and KFC. Look out, world. New Yorkers have found that their metropolis has 4 Chick-fil-A eating places – together with the world’s largest. Phrase bought out final week in a New Yorker journal article titled “Chick-fil-A’s creepy infiltration of New York Metropolis.” The creator is Dan Piepenbring, described as being from Brooklyn....
  • Campaign Slogan May Not Be a Winner [semi-satire]

    05/20/2018 12:03:22 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 May 2018 | John Semmens
    Democrat Abdul al-Sayed, Michigan’s first-ever Muslim candidate for governor, may face an uphill struggle in in this year’s election. Political analysts suspect that his campaign slogan: “You may not hate Muslims, but Muslims definitely hate you!” may be too negative to win a majority of votes. “Granted, Michigan has the highest percentage of Muslim voters in the country,” said Democratic Party pollster Vern Spielman, “but even if they go 100% for Sayed I don’t think that overcomes the odds that the 97% of voters who are not Muslims will vote for someone less hostile toward them.” Sayed called objections to...