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  • Fear of protests has NFL teams lowering the price of season tickets massively!! (vanity)

    01/29/2018 6:03:33 PM PST · by God luvs America · 62 replies
    1/29/2018 | Me
    I'm not going to get into specifics but will tell you I'm a season ticket holder for an NFL team in the northeast and just received my renewal for the 2018 season. I have two tickets. The price of my tickets for the upcoming season went down by $500!! Not only did it go down by $500- should i choose to buy the 2018 tickets and go on automatic payment they are guaranteeing the same price for the 2019 season!! The TV ratings has put huge fear into the NFL and they are trying to coax the season ticket holders...
  • Panties in a Wad

    01/27/2018 12:28:29 PM PST · by huckfillary · 12 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 27, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    I wonder if these liberals would have their panties in a wad if the immigrants in question were Irish, or German, or Italian. Not bloody likely.--A/D
  • (vanity) Senate Judiciary Sends Letter to Podesta Requesting FUSION GPS Info

    01/27/2018 5:05:23 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    quote: For the period from March 2016 through January 2017, please provide all communications to, from, copying, or relating to: Fusion GPS; Bean LLC; Glenn Simpson; Mary Jacoby; Peter Fritsch; Tom Catan; Jason Felch; Neil King; David Michaels; Taylor Sears; Patrick Corcoran; Laura Sego; Jay Bagwell; Erica Castro; Nellie Ohr; Rinat Akhmetshin; Ed Lieberman; Edward Baumgartner; Orbis Business Intelligence Limited; Orbis Business International Limited; Walsingham Training Limited; Walsingham Partners Limited; Christopher Steele; Christopher Burrows; Sir Andrew Wood; Paul Hauser; Oleg Deripaska; Cody Shearer; Sidney Blumenthal; Jon Winer; Kathleen Kavalec; Victoria Nuland; Daniel Jones; Bruce Ohr; Peter Strzok; Andrew McCabe; James...
  • Home Schooling, not for Everyone; Public School, not for Anyone

    01/26/2018 5:20:14 PM PST · by huckfillary · 35 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 26, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    Done right, home schooling is a very low-cost, personalized educational option, conducted in a safe, non-violent environment. Statistics consistently indicate that home-schooled students excel in higher education and go on to lead functional, productive lives. There are, of course, a number of life’s little inconveniences and impediments that operate against successful home-schooling. First, the parent-child chemistry has to be there. Many parents have told me that it simply would not work for their Matthew or Emily. Home-schooling my own son would have been the ultimate test of my patience. Both parties have to be committed and emotionally in-sync with the...
  • What the News Media Has Missed: Trump’s “Thousand Step” Progress on Health Reform

    01/26/2018 2:11:13 PM PST · by upchuck · 5 replies
    email | Jan 26, 2018 | Newt Gringrich
    Don’t look now, but the President and Congressional Republicans are making progress on their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare with a more affordable, flexible, and dynamic health system. This news will likely come as a surprise. As far as the news media is concerned, the failure to pass the American Health Care Act in the Senate means that health care has been a zone of failure for the President. What they have missed is an administration-wide health reform effort, enhanced by congressional action, that will lower costs, increase access, and improve health outcomes. Because this new strategy doesn’t fit...
  • FReeper totally demolishes latest New York Times hit job on Trump. And it's beautiful.

    01/26/2018 7:54:58 AM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 48 replies
    FreeRepublic.com exclusive | 01/26/18 | FReeper "enumerated"
    Remember a month or two ago, when the Democrat party leaders all woke up one morning and started in with that fake news chorus, something to the effect of “Trump is about to fire Mueller, and boy oh boy, if he does, well, then that’s obstruction, we’ll impeach him!”? They were all saying the same thing as if they had received their fake news marching orders from the DNC. This just sounds like a rehashing of that same fake news meme - but a month late. The original strategy was, if they couldn’t actually get Trump on collusion, the next...
  • Trump's Immigration Proposal

    01/25/2018 10:35:24 PM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 72 replies
    January 25, 2018 | Behind the Blue Wall
    Like many of you, illegal immigration was one of the main reasons I voted for Trump. He's the first and only politician at the national level to really stake his claim on the issue, and promise to withstand the pressure that comes with enforcing our nation's immigration laws. But we would be crazy not to back Trump's proposal. Legalizing 1.8 million over 10 years in return for guaranteed wall funding and an end to chain migration and the visa lottery should be a "no-brainer" for us. Chain migration if I'm not mistaken is over 1 million people every year, and...
  • Home Schooling isn't for Everybody, but Public School isn't for Anybody

    01/25/2018 5:39:29 PM PST · by huckfillary · 14 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 25, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    Done right, home schooling is a very low-cost, personalized educational option, conducted in a safe, non-violent environment--your home. Statistics consistently indicate that home-schooled students excel in higher education and go on to lead functional, productive lives. There are, of course, a number of life’s little inconveniences and impediments that operate against successful home-schooling. First, the parent-child chemistry has to be there. Many parents have told me that it simply would not work for their Matthew or Emily. Home-schooling my own son would have been the ultimate test of my patience. Both parties have to be committed and emotionally in-sync with...
  • Comey, Rosenstein, McCabe All Named In FISA Memo, According To First Leak

    01/25/2018 2:29:48 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 141 replies
    <p>A bombshell four-page "FISA memo" alleging egregious surveillance abuse by the FBI, DOJ and Obama administration, specifically names FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to the Daily Beast.</p> <p>The GOP-authored memo made waves last week after it was made available to the full House of Representatives for viewing. With over 60 GOP lawmakers calling for its release, Capitol Hill sources on both sides of the aisle tell The Daily Beast that it's only a matter of time before the general public is allowed to view the document - which is likely to stoke already-inflamed tensions between GOP lawmakers and the individuals named in the leak.</p>
  • VANITY - Medicare Advantage Advice

    01/24/2018 8:27:59 PM PST · by zigmeisterxiv · 83 replies
    If there is a different place to post this, please direct me. My Medicare begins Feb. 2, and I'm figuring to sign up for an advantage plan, but my lazy self hasn't done enough research on this. Those of you in the know, any advice is appreciated. 65, male, caucasian, 5'7", 180-195 lbs., reside in Florida, no wife or ex-wife, no children, travel to Hawaii, drive to NY and California, spry, no medications, no chronic ailments other than mild sciatica, good mobility, no arthritis, drink daily (after 6 PM), SS + pension + other ~ 3000/month, cash reserves about $150k,...
  • Legal Question: Can you Obstruct Justice over a Fraud?

    01/24/2018 11:51:33 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 20 replies
    If something was perpetrated against you based on a fraud and evidence was presented to court under false pretense and you know it’s a fraud because obviously you didn’t do it. So you tell people it’s ridiculous why this fraud investigation is still going on and you tell people to end this ridiculous thing, and you may even fired people that was stalling on an obvious fraud. How can it be obstruction of justice?
  • (Vanity) Paul Sperry: Obama Implicated in Memogate

    01/23/2018 6:32:31 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    BREAKING: One text from fall 2016 in new batch of FBI texts references Comey "updating" Obama about an "investigation." Unclear if referencing Hillary probe or Trump probe, but either way, it's first evidence indicating Obama was directly involved in investigation of candidates
  • What is the Schumer-McConnell Agreement? [Vanity]

    01/22/2018 9:41:10 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 83 replies
    FR ^ | January 22, 2018 | Self
    Appears McConnell blinked, Democrats will now vote Yes and reopen government. What is the agreement?
  • How much do you want to bet?

    01/22/2018 8:51:48 AM PST · by Scooter100 · 50 replies
    Want to bet that the famous FISA "Memo" will become a bargaining chip in the govt shutdown, i.e.,---> The Shutdown will be lifted ONLY if the "Memo" is NEVER released.
  • Rush, Sean H., Sarah H-S., Pres. Trump: Please publicly challenge Flake, etc.: Why do we need more?

    01/22/2018 7:26:44 AM PST · by Paul R. · 20 replies
    Me | 1/22/2018 | Me
    I believe it is time for Conservative leaders to very directly, very publicly, and very loudly challenge the "Gang of 6", including Senators Graham, Flake, and Gardner, on an easily understandable question: Why do we need more unskilled and low skill immigrants from ANY country? This especially when millions of US citizens still languish, driven out of the job market entirely. This when any person of any sense at all knows that we face stiff competition around the world. This when companies looking to hire here say a serious problem is lack of competent applicants. Mind you that I detest...
  • VANITY - CNN reporting on FBI Memorandum??

    01/22/2018 6:41:40 AM PST · by ripnbang · 140 replies
    CNN | January 22, 2018 | Me
    CNN reporting on Nunes memo
  • Trump controls spending now? (Vanity)

    01/21/2018 7:03:03 PM PST · by impimp · 19 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | Impimp
    I have claimed that Trump has increased control over many aspects of spending during a government shutdown. Are my claims true? How so?
  • Q Anon: What lies ahead and how might we able to be a source of support

    01/21/2018 6:22:38 AM PST · by ransomnote · 205 replies
    vanity | 1/21/2018 | vanity
    Dear Readers, The memo the democrats are begging to conceal from us is likely to be released soon. The reaction in the public sphere will likely be volatile. Although this OP focuses on Q Anon, those who are wondering what next week will hold may want to read the suggestions and request for ideas below the ruled line in the OP. The following OP will not make any sense unless you are familiar with Q Anon. Use the following link to read an overview of what many of us believe is the purpose of Q Anon: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3623181/posts If you are...
  • Take advantage of the SchumerShutdown

    01/20/2018 12:27:48 PM PST · by G-Bear · 17 replies
    Just had an idea this morning of how we can take advantage of the SchumerShutdown. Since the President can decide which government employees are "critical" and which are not, The Donald could declare that all those pesky Federal judges are not critical, but Immigration employees ARE critical. And since the whole problem seems to be the so-called "Dreamers", this would be a good time for the President to instruct ICE to start rounding up and deporting all the Dreamers, and any other illegals they find. With no left-wing federal judges to issue any restraining orders, ICE can get something done....
  • Is Twitter shutting down #releasethememo

    01/19/2018 9:12:12 PM PST · by Liberty4California · 42 replies
    1/19/2018 | Kristin
    Twitter war