A visit to Freeperville

(cross-posted at The Christian Dem Home Journal)

Over at Daily Kos, we have a lot of Dem heavyweights post on a regular basis. Louise Slaughter, Paul Hackett, John Conyers, Brad Miller, Henry Waxman--even the occasional post from Ted Kennedy or Nancy Pelosi.

But I always wondered--why don't we see the same at Free Republic? How come Repubs like John Boehner, Sue Myrick, Robin Hayes, Deb Pryce, Jack Kingston, Marilyn Musgrave and the like barely drop by? Well, I got my answer when Dmsilev posted about a recent trip he made to Freeperville. There was some heavy discussion going on about a recent incident in Spain where a couple of men were removed from a UK-bound flight because they were speaking Arabic and the passengers thought they were acting suspiciously. Some of the comments there were just plain sickening.

I decided to take a click over there myself ... and look at some of the loonier stuff I found:

It is a sad state of affairs, but it is not one of our making. The Muslims have brought this upon themselves. Unless they reform, it is going to get a heckuva lot worse.

The Muslims have made their bed ...

Unpleasant enough to fly with Islamofascists, but what of those who in our dark times keep frightening beards, and yammer away in Arabic? On a plane?

It would take them under one minute to shave their bears. To act live civilized human beings should require no extra burden on their part.

Given our recent history, people everywhere should give extra attention to people who harbor an unusual attraction to goats, or clad their women in army surplus tents.

Multiple Choice Test

1. In 1968, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles by

(a) Superman,
(b) Jay Leno,
© Tiger Woods,
(d) a man from Palestine between 17 and 40 years old.

2. In 1972, 11 Israeli athletes were kidnapped and killed at the Munich Olympics by

(a) the kid who cuts your grass,
(b) Sitting Bull,
© Arnold Schwarzenegger,
(d) Muslims between 17 and 40.

3. In 1979, the US Embassy in Tehran was over-ran & 90 Americans were held for 444 days by

(a) Bruce Lee,
(b) Elvis Presley's deceased twin brother,
© a tour group of Minnesota grandmothers,
(d) Muslims between 17 and 40.

4. During the 1980s, several Americans were kidnapped in Beirut by

(a) O J Simpson,
(b) the king of Sweden,
© the pope and a gang of Cardinals,
(d) Muslims between 17 and 40.

5. In 1983, the U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon was blown up, killing 220 Marines, by

(a) a Domino's Pizza delivery man,
(b) the president of the Southern Baptist Convention,
© Catherine Zeta-Jones,
(d) Muslims between 17 and 40.

6. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70-year-old American passenger thrown overboard in his wheelchair by

(a) Sugar Ray Leonard,
(b) your next door neighbor,
© the Little Mermaid,
(d) Muslims between 17 and 40.

7. In 1985, TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens and a U.S. Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by

(a) Captain Kangaroo,
(b)Walt Disney,
© Mother Teresa,
(d) Muslims between 17 and 40.

8. In 1988, Pan American Flight 103 was destroyed by a bomb in midair by

(a) Butch Cassidy,
(b) the Sundance Kid,
© the Tooth Fairy,
(d) Muslims between 17 and 40.

9. The World Trade Center was bombed the first time in 1993 by

(a) Stonewall Jackson,
(b) Michael Jordan,
© Winston Churchill,
(d) Muslims between 17 and 40.

10. In 1998, U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by

(a) Santa Claus,
(b) your sister's cat's grandmother's first owner's son's basketball coach's ex-wife,
© the World Wrestling Federation,
(d) Muslims between 17 and 40.

11. On September 11, 2001, airliners were hijacked to crash into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon by

(a) Bugs Bunny,
(b) Bob the Tomato,
© Ricky Martin,
(d) Muslims between 17 and 40.

12. In 2002, Daniel Pearl of the Wall Street Journal was kidnapped and beheaded by

(a) Bonnie and Clyde,
(b) the Michelin man,
© Barney Fife,
(d) Muslims between 17 and 40.

13. In July of 2005, several targets were attacked in central London, killing 52 persons, by

(a) the Orkin Man,
(b) Margaret Thatcher,
© Mr. Goodwrench,
(d) Muslims between 17 and 40.

add the USS Cole, Nick Berg's beheading and the Barcelona bombings

Looking at this, is it any wonder that you don't see Repub pols posting there? The ads would pretty much write themselves.

Comments

Nice Job

You are exactly correct. Not one candidate will associate with these racists in public, yet pander to them for their votes in November. It's their base and they aren't proud enough of their Qaeda to rub shoulders with them in public.


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Well, at least one Repub does post there

According to one reply at DKos, Diana Irey, the gal who's trying to unseat John Murtha, sometimes hangs there. Anyone know if any prominent NC Repubs post there? I would hope that they'd have the decency to condemn this crap.

Creep stuff.

And we have our own little version here in NC. If you've ever been to the Locker Room of the John Locke Foundation, you'll see tamer takes on the same kind of nonsense, laced with smarmy paternalism. Click the link twice and you'll double their daily readership!

As much as the Repubs like to quote Leviticus

You would think they would read the rest of it too:

Leviticus 19:11 " 'Do not steal. 'Do not lie.'Do not deceive one another.

19:15 " 'Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.

19:16 " 'Do not go about spreading slander among your people. " 'Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor's life. I am the LORD.

19:17 " 'Do not hate your brother in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt.

19:18 " 'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

and finally: 19:27 " 'Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.

The Christian right it seems, are re-writing the bible in their own image!

I guess this means

Elvis' sideburns were holy....heh


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Ah huuu huuu

(my feeble attempt to do an Elvis impersonation)

Immoral and hate-filled.

I've said this time and time again, the Republican party is run by people who thrive on hate and immorality. Those who condone this by remaining members of the Republican Party condone hatred and immorality.

These are the same people that didn't think women should vote, who lynched blacks because they weren't people, who beat-up homosexuals because they are different, and who burn crosses outside the homes of Jews. Now, they're targeting brown people.

Brown is the new black for these people.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Thanks for this post

Some of my favorite Pam Spaulding posts are from her visits to Freeperville. (Here's an example.) Nutpicking is fun!