Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Wha hoppen?” Edition

Good morning everyone – the Freeperati have been getting callouses patting thenselves on the back for their recent run of good fortune – but lately, somehow, it’s all gone terribly wrong.

Much like a child who has been enormously successful in finding where the ladder is stored, and finding just the right towel to tie around his neck for a cape, the Freepers have climbed to the top of the house, and are very pleased with how their “fly like Superman” plan has been going.

And then, in the last few weeks, they jumped, and reality / gravity took over.

Let’s suit up, open the airlock, and see what the landing looked like.

Jury Convicts Army ‘Birther’ Who Refused Deployment to Afghanistan ^ | 12/15/2010 | Staff

Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:54:18 PM byOldDeckHand

A military jury has convicted an Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questions President Obama’s eligibility for office.


He’s probably going to get hammered at sentencing.
1 posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:54:22 PM byOldDeckHand
To: OldDeckHand

A hearty thank you must also be bestowed upon all the conservative talking bobbleheads who refused to discuss this issue in any manner whatsoever.

3 posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:55:42 PM bystockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
You’re welcome.
To: OldDeckHand

Obama smiles.

8 posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:59:03 PM byGene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here’s your Change.)
Jesus wept.
To: Rational Thought
You just can’t question anything about this President’s past without ramifications.

Look at every political race he’s ever entered and see what happened to his opponents.

Well, one of them was punished by making her Secretary Of State.
Another was punished by keeping his seat in the Senate. Yet another was punished by being forced to become wealthy pandering to nincompoops and by getting her own reality TV show.
The fiend!!
Joe the Plumber dared to question him and we all know what happened to him.
Not much, really. He was an unemployed asshole then, and he’s an unemployed asshole now..
Then there’s the Trinity Church gay murders.
So – don’t question Barry Soetro’s citizenship, or he’ll have you gay murdered.
And we just thought the death panels were only for his healthcare program. Heil Soetoro!
21 posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:09:57 PM bybgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
To: wintertime

Sheesh. You sound like a liberal on this thread. Those Democrats used the same nonsense in 2005 saying that President Bush presided over an illegal war due to wrong intel. We were beating the dems up for that. There were many soldiers who refused to go to war over it and when they went to jail we celebrated.

I know you are not a liberal that is for sure but you just sound like one tonight. Maybe you are tired.

62 posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:49:22 PM bynapscoordinator
To: Georgia Girl 2
Yes I feel really sorry for Lakin. Somebody talked him into a bad idea. They are going to make an example of him to keep others from getting the same idea.

Yeah, he’s like one of the suckers who listens to one of those goofballs who claims to have discovered a legal loophole that makes it possible to get out of paying taxes.

67 posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:51:37 PM bytricksy
To: bgill
The usurper could have ended all of these court cases two years ago with a $10 bill.

Why on God’s green earth would heever want to end a spectacle that serves as such an embarrassment to his oppositions? If anything, his people are probably poking the Birther movement with a stick every time it shows signs of going into hibernation.

75 posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:56:18 PM bytricksy
They’re onto us!
To: xzins; OldDeckHand

“I’m hoping he gets to appeal or gets to simply choose retirement at his highest completed grade.”

I think Lakin is glad I’m a retired O-5, not an active duty O-6 on the CM.

“MAJ Dobson, the doctor who had to replace LTC Lakin on short notice, testified next. He recounted how two days after arriving in theatre, the unit suffered a mass-casualty attack, with sixteen wounded. He said that he was not, in his opinion, as well-prepared to deal with the attack as he would have been had he had longer to prepare for operations at the FOB. The defense suggested on cross that the deployment was probably a good career opportunity for the major personally.”

I’d be thinking maximum penalty right about now…and a Lt Col shouldn’t be as STUPID as Lakin.

169 posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 5:46:14 PM byMr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
To: Tex-Con-Man; Drew68
The growing list of solid conservatives and patriots that have to be trashed in order to keep birtherism alive is stunning.

The military, the courts, all conservative media…the list goes on and on.

… and half or more of all Free Republic users. Boy, you nailed that one.The Birther Narrative has significant collateral damage.

299 posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:33:00 PM byBuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I’m the other kind.)
And now – the best post of the thread!
To: OldDeckHand

Will Lakin have to show his BC to get into prison?

7 posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:58:03 PM byPA-RIVER ( POTUS is a dishonest disrespectful POS who can’t come clean with the Constitution)
More after the jump..

Next –Freepers getting in that Christmas Spirit!
Target Cashier Didn’t Charge Me For DVD. Should I Tell Them?
The Consumerist ^ | 12/21/2010 | Chris Moran

Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:13:48 AM byTazzo

When I got home, I noticed that the receipt showed that the cashier had only charged me for one of the sets. I did not notice if she put both under the scanner so I don’t know if it is a misread or an error on the part of the cashier.

There was a woman in front of me who caused her nearly a half hour of grief over coupons and sale prices, so she was a little distracted when she got to me. I don’t want her to lose her job, but I feel the need to call and tell them that I was not charged for all my items.

It is only a $20 DVD but I feel a twinge on honesty. I would love to have the opinion of your readers.
Why is this even a question? Has our society degenerated to a point where this is even a matter for discussion?
1 posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:13:52 AM byTazzo
To: Tazzo

I wouldn’t because half the time I go to like Walmart they bag my purchases but fail to give me all my bags, yes and from what I hear they have it happening VERY often, and they just restock the items if the buyer doesn’t come back asking why they were a bag short.

If I was REALLY paranoid I would be thinking along the lines that the employees of these big box stores are encouraged to be less observant of if all the bags are given to the buyers.

It happens to me at least one out of ten times.

8 posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:18:46 AM byEye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
To: Tazzo

Was the cashier nice? I would only mention it if I liked the cashier. Some of those cashiers need to be fired.

13 posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:21:16 AM byClarenceThomasfan (President Bush will go down as one of our greatest presidents (next to Ronald Reagan))
Clarence? Is that you?
To: Tazzo

In regards to my comment, yes I would be guilty but for some reason when it happens from a big box store I could care less, but at a smaller mom and pop store, NO WAY!

I have been given excess change many times, never kept it, especially from my bank, in a small town its better to have respect for those that may lose their jobs because of something like this.

17 posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:21:57 AM byEye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
To: Tazzo

When I was very young, 20 to be exact, I purchased a new coat. I handed the lady a 20 and she gave me $25 bucks back in change. I told her she had made a mistake, this set her off on a 10 minute tirade in which she said she didn’t make mistakes and for me to get out of the store and quit complaining. After trying to explain several times I finally took her advice and left with my new coat and my extra 5 bucks. Never argue with the cashier, they don’t make mistakes:).

30 posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:25:06 AM bycalex59
To: Repeal The 17th

I’d say there’s an obligation to speak up if you catch it at the store. But after you’re home and if it is entirely the store’s error, the time and expense of going back to the store and straightening it out would far outway any $20 ‘owed’—and so would not reasonably be expected.

51 posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:34:06 AM by9YearLurker
To: Tazzo

Yeah, pretty shocked at some of the responses from supposedly conservative freepers… wow. Someone took a water heater for free because of a cashier mistake??? Unbelievable.

78 posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:47:26 AM byReddy (B.O. stinks)
Moving right along…
Next up – Brown Explosion!
Sen. Scott Brown, R-MA, said in a press release that he supports a repeal of DADT. ^

Posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 12:43:04 PM byroses of sharon

# Brown: “I accept the findings of the report and support repeal based on the Secretary’s recommendations” 6 minutes ago via web

# Sen. Scott Brown, R-MA, said in a press release that he supports a repeal of DADT. 7 minutes ago via web

GOP is dead, they just don’t know it yet.
1 posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 12:43:07 PM byroses of sharon
To: roses of sharon

Stupid actions of a one-termer for sure.

4 posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 12:45:44 PM byGeorge from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
To: roses of sharon

Looks like I went ZERO for the ballot last winter,too…only I’m just finding out about it now!

8 posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 12:48:02 PM bymassmike (…So this is what happens when OJ’s jury elects the president…)
To: roses of sharon

lol. Sorry but that is funny. All the money sent to Brown…lol.

10 posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 12:48:29 PM bynapscoordinator
Well, you Freepers had your reasons..A few months ago you were all…
To: ruralvoter

All I can say is WOW!!! He’s one dishy Senator!

14 posted on Saturday, February 06, 2010 10:12:31 PM byLucky2 (Senator Scott Brown (R)… how sweet it is!)
To: ruralvoter

Nice looking man.

I like a good chin and bedroom eyes.

6 posted on Saturday, February 06, 2010 9:30:19 PM byTribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS … taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)

And now you’re all like…

To: massmike

Hey Scott! Remember how well reaching out to the gays worked for Charlie Baker last month?

Remember these two headlines,Scott..

Mass. Republican Party Chairman says party will no longer oppose same-sex “marriage”, abortion, other “social issues”
Mass. Republicans lose ALL statewide & Congressional races

21 posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 12:54:13 PM bymassmike (…So this is what happens when OJ’s jury elects the president…)
To: roses of sharon

What an a##hole.

He was with McCain, yesterday.

23 posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 12:57:55 PM byonyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
To: roses of sharon
I remember a bunch of dunderheads here on FR were calling for him to run for PRESIDENT for cryin out loud.

Gee, that would have been just swell.

32 posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 1:04:49 PM byAAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
Or perhaps just peachy?
To: roses of sharon

I just can’t get all that excited about gays in the military. Try it: if it doesn’t work, un-try it.Sex in the military has been a ‘factor’ from the first day there were female members; and actually before that, if you know what a ‘catamite’ was.
17 posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 12:52:48 PM byGrut
To: Grut
I just can’t get all that excited about gays in the military. Try it: if it doesn’t work, un-try it

Ah, I see the Log Cabin Republicans are back…

43 posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 1:16:10 PM byFlycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
…and there you have it.
And while we’re on the subject…

H.R.2965 — Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 (A true profile in courage *sarc*)US House of Representatives ^ | 12/15/2010

Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:51:03 AM bymarkomalley

HR 2965 EAH

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

December 15, 2010.

Resolved, That the House agree to the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 2965) entitled `An Act to amend the Small Business Act with respect to the Small Business Innovation Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program, and for other purposes.’, with the following


In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the amendment of the Senate, insert the following:


This Act may be cited as the `Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010′.


(a) Comprehensive Review on the Implementation of a Repeal of 10 U.S.C.

To: markomalley

WHY THE f ARE the gop not stopping this, Hell close down Govt

(because that worked out so well for them thelast time they did it?)

do frigging something and for you republicans which vote for this then say good bye to your re-election, you’re nothing but cowards who refuses to mention the homosexuals agenda and it is becasue of cowards like you who refuse to speak out in public that the agenda of their’s is making headway and ruining this country and now our military

2 posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:56:42 AM bymanc(FOX and the media never talk about the queer private who stole all the secrets do they? mmmmmm)
To: markomalley

It will be a Homo Hoedown in the military!

7 posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 3:54:54 PM by2harddrive
Oh, well – back to the Brown Explosion:
To: Republic

I’ve always known this FN RINO would screw us in the end..

4 posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:38:49 AM bymax americana
To: Republic

And I contributed to this RINO’s campaign…I’m gonna get my money back from the traitorous @$$h0!e.

7 posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:39:03 AM bytwister881
To: SeekAndFind

OK, flame away…but…

WHO THE HELL CARES? I really couldn’t care less about someones sexual orientation as long as they don’t flaunt it, and they’re willing to do what the military asks them to do.

We’re facing a trillion dollar deficit and THIS is what people are worried about?

30 posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:43:22 AM byRockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
To: RockinRight

You have no problem with people with mental disordersbeing trained to efficiently kill other humans and being given the most effective means to do so?

35 posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:44:40 AM byMrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he’s working for.)
I didn’t know we were playing “Marry, Fuck, Kill” here. If you call him “a fag” and he kills you for it, it’s embarrassing.
To: SeekAndFind

Fairly considerable sized faggot base in Mass, no?
43 posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:47:49 AM byNiteranger68 (I am in the party of “HELL NO”!)
To: SeekAndFind; mlizzy

And everyone thought Scott Brown was such a good guy…NOT!

He is a RINO.

55 posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:54:39 AM bySalvation (“With God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26)
To: saltus

What can Brown do to you?

100 posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:18:07 PM byarkady_renko
Finally, it’s –Playing for high steaks!
Omaha Steak Responds
My E-mail | 12/16/2010 | Julie Davis for Omaha Steaks

Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 8:35:21 AM byDon Corleone

Dear Friend,

We felt that advertising on the Glenn Beck Program could be mis-interpreted as an endorsement of Mr. Beck’s political views. Since Omaha Steaks has no affiliation with Mr. Beck, nor do we ever endorse any political affiliations, views or beliefs, we felt it was in our best interest to discontinue these ads.


Julie Davis Omaha Steaks Customer Care Representative
Here is the bed bug letter I received in answer to my comment about Omaha Steaks withdrawing its commercial support from the Glenn Beck Program. I intend to return all their ads in the return address envelopes and make them pay the postage for them too.
1 posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 8:35:26 AM byDon Corleone
To: Don Corleone
When they first decided to advertise on the Glen Beck program, were they under the impression that it was a cooking show? Did nobody at Omaha Steaks research Beck’s show before they decided to spend big bucks advertising there?

This whole thing smells to high heaven…

5 posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 8:39:59 AM bybasil (It’s time to rid the country of “Gun Free Zones” aka “Killing Fields”)
To: Don Corleone

Dear Omaha Steaks Flunky

Seems your pulling your advertising from Glen Beck’s program is a political endorsement of those who want him silenced.

12 posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 8:46:40 AM bytheDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo :i type, therefore i misspelll)
Fight the power, baby!
To: GeronL
Omaha Steaks
10909 John Galt Blvd
P.O. Box 3300
Omaha, NE 68103

You can also go here:
and post a comment about their website.

Is that enough info?
I grew up in Omaha, this pansy crap makes me want to keep that a secret.

20 posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 8:53:16 AM byConservativeChris
To: ConservativeChris

John Galt blvd???


25 posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 8:57:16 AM byGeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
Exploding head
Well, it’s getting a bit messy from all the exploding Freeper crania, so we’ll call it quits for today.
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, everyone!