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Call of doodie - by Matt Bors


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/29/1182759/-Call-of-doodie

Wall Street Journal Says Not to Let Women in Combat Roles Because They'll Have to Poop Next to Men
http://www.policymic.com/articles/24092/wall-street-journal-says-not-to-let-women-in-combat-roles-because-they-ll-have-to-poop-next-to-men

Wow, A Freeper Sees The Light: "I just can't handle it anymore."

It is time. My opus
Self | 1-28-2013 | melas
Posted on 1/28/2013 8:10:56 PM by Melas

While the title says it all, I thought a goodbye was in order.

While I've been a FReeper for well over a decade, I must declare that it is time to part ways. While I have the greatest respect for a great many of you, the days where I can in good conscience remain silent about the issues that set me apart from the rest of FReeperdom have past. For clarity, or perhaps catharsis, I'm not entirely certain which, I'll lay them out on the table an call the ZOT™ down upon myself.

The racism: I just can't handle it anymore. FR has become increasingly racist since President Obama took office, and enforcement has dropped. Now, not a single crime can be reported with an "amish" comment, and I've yet to see a post express embarrassment or shame when lo and behold sometimes the perpetrators turned out to be lily white.

Homosexuality: FR is on the wrong side of history on this one, and I'll just leave it at that.

Mostly though, it's the hate. More and more posts reference violent solutions to political disagreements. Some subtly couched, others make no pretense. I wouldn't be surprised at all if I read in the morning paper that a FReeper murdered a federal bureaucrat or a federal judge.

I've learned so much, from so many of you, and for that I'm grateful. I genuinely and truly wish all of you well, and sincerely hope you all live out the rest of your lives in happiness.

Melas


Of course, the comments are classic Freep.
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2982931/posts
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/29/1182981/-Freerepublic-gets-a-GBCW-post

Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists

Source: Huffington Post




More than 1,000 people attended a hearing before the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Monday to share their views on gun control, USA Today reported. Among them was Heslin, who held a large framed picture of himself and his son Jesse as he urged officials to consider strengthening gun laws in Connecticut.

But as he gave his emotional testimony, pleading with lawmakers to improve mental health options and to ban assault weapons like the one Adam Lanza used to murder his child and 25 other people, his speech was interrupted by dozens of audience members, The Connecticut Post reported.

“I still can't see why any civilian, anybody in this room in fact, needs weapons of that sort. You're not going to use them for hunting, even for home protection," Heslin said.

Pro-gun activists responded by calling out: "Second Amendment!"

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Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/29/neil-heslin-father-of-newtown-victim-heckled_n_2572503.html

Here’s something for the tax-paying ‘Mericans to keep in mind when sequestration hits in 32 days



http://underthemountainbunker.com/2013/01/28/a-nation-of-malingerers-from-welfare-queens-to-disabled-deadbeats/

Rude Pundit: Grappling with Zero Dark Thirty: Torture Works and the CIA Is Nothing But Awesome

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What's wrong with the film is that it pretends to be devoid of any moral perspective. By focusing, to the exclusion of anything else, on the hunt for bin Laden, the film wants you to see everything as part of that hunt, especially what gets results. But it's not objective. The torturers are humanized, like when we see Dan and his (no doubt ironically) caged monkeys. The prisoners and Pakistanis are depicted as evil others who are ultimately weak.

We are manipulated with audio of people who died in 9/11. We are shown multiple terrorist attacks, which is fine and relevant, if a bit overwrought. What's the purpose of that other than to say that that the means justify the ends? To show us that terrorists do bad things? No shit. In the context of Zero Dark Thirty, the reason to do that is to make us as driven as Maya to find bin Laden, even if that means beating a prisoner handcuffed to a table.

Later today (or tomorrow): How the CIA is awesome and what it all means.

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2013/01/grappling-with-zero-dark-thirty-torture.html

Non-Christians With "Certain Mental Illness" Should Be ONLY Targets For Gun Control

"It's not God-fearing Christians going out there and committing mass murder, so we really need to find out is it a certain mental illness and we've got to fix it so these things don't happen again," Palazzo said. "But, we're not going to sacrifice the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution just to appease special interest," he said.




http://www.wlox.com/story/20714650/palazzo-gun-control-wont-pass-house

"Just Wonderful"...We finally get to learn about the excellent awesome coolness of Ronald Reagan!



............now we finally get to learn about the excellent awesome coolness of Ronald Reagan!

We are told that President Reagan’s rhetoric inspired many, particularly his emphasis that (1) budgets should be balanced and (2) trade and business should be free from government interference. These principles reflected the most basic tenets of free enterprise capitalism that had made America great. The Reagan years became the longest period of vigorous and continuous economic growth since World War II, with lower taxes and less government regulation. Though deficit spending and the national debt skyrocketed, sound conservative thought flourished on many levels during the 1980s.


Wait, what was that thing about balanced budgets again? And the Reagan tax increases? Oh, never mind, it was all just wonderful! And never mind that the economic expansion of the 1990s was actually a little longer; it happened under a guy who lied about a blowjob, so it does not count.

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Remember, boys and girls... If the US does not bankrupt itself with military spending and annihilate all life on the planet through a nuclear holocaust, the communists win.



Read more at http://wonkette.com/498694/sundays-with-the-christianists-a-world-history-textbook-that-spins-one-for-the-gipper#psEsA70TGWrd9fCq.99

Finally, A Teaparty Bumper Sticker I Can Get Behind

Spineless Democrats

Jesus vs The NRA


Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.

While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people... Jesus said to Judas, “Do what you came for, friend.” Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword."


more:
http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2013/01/christianism-and-violence.html
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