Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – how can we miss you if you won’t go away edition

Good morning, constant readers – today we’re going to start with the more recent, and work our way back down the timeline of stuff I haven’t covered yet. Unifying theme?

Don’t go away mad – just go away!

At Lake Mary gun show, Zimmerman details what life is like
The Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 20, 2014 | Caitlin Dineen

Posted on 9‎/‎21‎/‎2014‎ ‎2‎:‎58‎:‎37‎ ‎PM by 2ndDivisionVet

ith a smile on his face, George Zimmerman spent Saturday afternoon posing for photos, sharing hugs and shaking hands with gun enthusiasts at a firearms expo in Lake Mary..

“It’s so odd to me,” said Zimmerman, about the celebrity treatment he receives in public. “[But] it is appreciated.”

In his first interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Zimmerman described life after his acquittal last year in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The former Neighborhood Watch volunteer shot the unarmed black teen in Sanford on Feb. 26, 2012.

Now life for the 30-year-old is completely different.

He’s always moving.

He’s in debt.

And he’s constantly receiving death threats.

“I just try to be smart where I go,” said Zimmerman, who described the gun show at Gander Mountain Academy as a “friendly” event that didn’t warrant extra protection.

Zimmerman said he carries a semi-automatic handgun for added safety.

“It’s part of life,” said Zimmerman, whose Twitter feed is a constant barrage of death threats. “It’s unfortunately necessary right now.”(continued)

1 posted on 9‎/‎21‎/‎2014‎ ‎2‎:‎58‎:‎37‎ ‎PM by 2ndDivisionVet



Stand-your-ground Georgie still has his supporters:

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish I would have known about the gun show! I live right down the road and would have loved to meet George.

2 posted on 9‎/‎21‎/‎2014‎ ‎3‎:‎05‎:‎21‎ ‎PM by spacejunkie2001

But mostly, even the Freeperati, who were once his unstinting champions, have had a bellyfull.
To: 2ndDivisionVet
George, we all supported you so please, please go away and start a new life.We’re tired of defending you and all the alleged indiscretions you’ve been accused of………..
3 posted on 9‎/‎21‎/‎2014‎ ‎3‎:‎10‎:‎16‎ ‎PM by Hot Tabasco (Don’t harsh my buzz homie……)
To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy is a loser. Anyone who would shake his hand as if he were a hero is a fool.

5 posted on ‎9‎/‎21‎/‎2014‎ ‎3‎:‎17‎:‎20‎ ‎PM by Benito Cereno

2ndDivisionVet, however,  is having none of that:
To: Benito Cereno

Please explain your thoughts.

6 posted on 9‎/‎21‎/‎2014‎ ‎3‎:‎18‎:‎37‎ ‎PM by 2ndDivisionVet (The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.)


To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is not a CCW hero. He was a cowboy, a rent a cop wannabe who got a big head and a puffed up chest when he strapped on his gun. Was the shoot justified? Yes. But his conduct after his exoneration indicate that he is not just a meek and mild citizen who just happened to be jumped by a bad guy.

29 posted on 9‎/‎21‎/‎2014‎ ‎3‎:‎37‎:‎16‎ ‎PM by Benito Cereno

Sounds reasonable.
To: HiTech RedNeck
I wonder how many Freepers under this kind of pressure (the orchestrated hate of half of black America) could keep their noses cleaner. I certainly could! Shall we start with Zimmerman’s previously scheduled boxing match with rapper DMX?Yea, that’s certainly an avenue to getting on with one’s life and maintaining a low profile, isn’t it?
37 posted on ‎9‎/‎21‎/‎2014‎ ‎3‎:‎43‎:‎27‎ ‎PM by Hot Tabasco (Don’t harsh my buzz homie……)
To: HiTech RedNeck

This guy could have moved to North Dakota, gotten a good paying job, started fresh, and have been happy and safe.

Instead he’s still haunting Lake Mary signing autographs.

He has a screw loose.

21 posted on 9‎/‎21‎/‎2014‎ ‎3‎:‎30‎:‎11‎ ‎PM by Rome2000

And. of course, the post of the thread!
To: 2ndDivisionVet
since no one, including you, will hire him for any job?What a strawman argument……..but I’ll go one better, WHY DON’T YOU OFFER HIM EMPLOYMENT? Since you appear to be his guardian angel and defender on this site, the very least YOU could do is hire him………..Well?
57 posted on ‎9‎/‎21‎/‎2014‎ ‎4‎:‎02‎:‎25‎ ‎PM by Hot Tabasco (Don’t harsh my buzz homie……)
The rest, as they say, is silence.
More fallen heroes after the jump..


Didn’t we just DO Romney?  Anywhoo, here’s Romney? For reals??

Romney 2016 is for real
Washington Examiner ^ | September 24, 2014 | Byron York

Posted on 9‎/‎25‎/‎2014‎ ‎8‎:‎58‎:‎45‎ ‎AM by C19fan

Is Mitt Romney, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination and lost in 2008, ran again and won the nomination but lost the general election in 2012, really thinking about running yet again for president in 2016? Many Republicans have simply assumed not. Romney has seemed to discourage such talk in media appearances, and there has been a general belief that after losing as the party’s nominee, the 67 year-old Romney would return to private life for good.

That belief is wrong. Romney is talking with advisers, consulting with his family, keeping a close eye on the emerging ’16 Republican field, and carefully weighing the pluses and minuses of another run. That doesn’t mean he will decide to do it, but it does mean that Mitt 2016 is a real possibility.


Your daily dose of Romney might run in 2016 article.
1 posted on ‎9‎/‎25‎/‎2014‎ ‎8‎:‎58‎:‎45‎ ‎AM by C19fan
I can’t look….
To: C19fan

Good. This will give me the chance to not vote for him in the primaries again.

3 posted on ‎9‎/‎25‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎00‎:‎42‎ ‎AM by Opinionated Blowhard (“When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”)

To: C19fan

I am voting for Sarah!

6 posted on ‎9‎/‎25‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎01‎:‎25‎ ‎AM by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)

Of course you are.  Feel free to write her in.
To: mountainlion

I believe last time around, Sarah bowed out because she had young kids, but also because she was contemplating a run against Romney and decided she might end up on the losing end of that contest, frandly because of GOP duplicity.

However I believe that has changed. Romney got the nomination last time around, AND HE LOST.

It is time for someone new. I believe it is time for Sarah Palin this time.

10 posted on ‎9‎/‎25‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎06‎:‎48‎ ‎AM by Cringing Negativism Network (

But is it really time for Sarah’s timely time?
Repeat – God doesn’t love me that much.
Of course, at least ONE Freeper remembers the 180 degree mid-course correction Jim Rob did last election, when Mitt won the GOP slot:
To: C19fan

Lol. Can’t wait to see all you people hating on Romney now fall in to the party line in ‘16 when he’s the only chance!

23 posted on 9‎/‎25‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎18‎:‎37‎ ‎AM by pla9999

LOL indeed.
To: Opinionated Blowhard
Good. This will give me the chance to not vote for him in the primaries again.I’ll take your principle one step further.This would give me the opportunity to not vote for this Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay Rights turd BOTH in the Primaries and the General Election, AGAIN!
26 posted on 9‎/‎25‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎21‎:‎02‎ ‎AM by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They’re the same poison, just a different potency)
And I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for not voting. Every little bit helps.
One Freeper gets within sniffing distance of the truth:
To: C19fan
Romney really doesn’t want to run. He really doesn’t want to get another political butt-kicking. He fears the public. But, even more than he fears the public, he fears Ann and Ann is going to make him run again.Poor Willard. Ann and the gang concocted this “Mitt the Super-Manager” image that was a complete fiction. From top to bottom, Willard’s campaign organization was a study in incompetence. He got stomped. He got out-managed by a community organizer. Ann Romney will never give up. She is a public menace. If she makes Willard run again, he’ll just get stomped again. Is that really necessary?
57 posted on ‎9‎/‎25‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎56‎:‎51‎ ‎AM by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.)
So – if Romney does run, is Freeperville  going to have another purge?
To: SoConPubbie

Oh please. Many of us didn’t fall in line in 2012? Yes, that is very true. But we also couldn’t be vocal about it here.

68 posted on 9‎/‎25‎/‎2014‎ ‎11‎:‎13‎:‎32‎ ‎AM by pla9999

To: pla9999
Hint: next time you come back, don’t make it so obvious that you are a Romneybot retread.
Hope I didn’t damage any other trailers next to yours.
69 posted on 9‎/‎25‎/‎2014‎ ‎11‎:‎17‎:‎11‎ ‎AM by Admin Moderator
ZOT! Another one bites the dust!
I may be able to use that Untergang parody one more time after all.
OK – next up – Love Field? Shoot!

Rick Perry Admirably Refuses To Shake Obama’s Hand At Airpor

t Daily Caller ^ Posted on ‎7‎/‎9‎/‎2014‎ ‎10‎:‎00‎:‎02‎ ‎AM by TigerClaws

Don’t call him Chris Christie.

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry refused to greet President Barack Obama at a tarmac photo-op this week, and instead challenged Obama to hold a “substantive meeting” with him to discuss the illegal immigration crisis currently engulfing states along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The White House requested that Perry meet Obama on the tarmac Wednesday as he gets off Air Force One on his way to Democratic fundraisers in Texas, which could have created another tableau like the “Chris Christie hug” during Superstorm Sandy, which helped Obama in the 2012 election. But Perry wasn’t having it.


Smart move by Perry.I’ll never support or vote for Christie for hugging Obama and giving him that photo op a few days before the general election.
1 posted on ‎7‎/‎9‎/‎2014‎ ‎10‎:‎00‎:‎02‎ ‎AM by TigerClaws
Smart move, indeed!
Surely there’s historical precedent?
To: TigerClaws
Not since Harry Truman was kept waiting on the tarmac at Wake Island has a president received such a deserved rebuff.
And how exactly did that work out for MacArthur?
Mac Arthur’s rebuff was deeply resented by Truman, deeply resented by historians like Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and might have contributed to Truman’s decision to fire MacArthur.

Imagine that. Go, Rick, GO!

Obama cannot fire Perry and Obama loses because he’s been diminished while he is vulnerable in the polls and Perry gains because he has elevated himself in the stature game over the president of the United States.

We the people gain because it illustrates how Obama has played the image game and avoided substance throughout his administration, just as he is doing now in Texas attending fundraisers, avoiding the border, and condescending to the people of Texas through is treatment of their Governor. Perry has learned from Obama’s treatment in similar circumstances of the Governor of Arizona and quite nicely turned the tables.


10 posted on ‎7‎/‎9‎/‎2014‎ ‎10‎:‎10‎:‎41‎ ‎AM by nathanbedford (“Attack, repeat, attack!” Bull Halsey)
Bravo! Woo hoo! Hip, hip, hooray!

Obama arrives in DFW and he and Perry are having a private meeting in Marine One

WFAA | 7/9/14 Posted on 7‎/‎9‎/‎2014‎ ‎4‎:‎22‎:‎18‎ ‎PM by DallasBiff

Obama arrived at DFW airport for his fundraising and was met by Gov. Rick Perry and they entered Marine One for a 10 minute ride to Love Field.

1 posted on 7‎/‎9‎/‎2014‎ ‎4‎:‎22‎:‎18‎ ‎PM by DallasBiff



Oh, dear.

To: DallasBiff

Perry folded like a cheap suit

10 posted on 7‎/‎9‎/‎2014‎ ‎4‎:‎34‎:‎35‎ ‎PM by woodenickel

To: Responsibility2nd

Yikes !!!!!!!

18 posted on 7‎/‎9‎/‎2014‎ ‎4‎:‎36‎:‎53‎ ‎PM by Mears

To: maggief

Ugh. Perry looks like a fan in that photo.

34 posted on 7‎/‎9‎/‎2014‎ ‎5‎:‎22‎:‎56‎ ‎PM by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)

Of course, leave it to the Freeperati to show class in defeat…
To: DallasBiff

Obama arrived at DFW airport for his fundraising and was met by Gov. Rick Perry and they entered Marine One for a 10 minute ride to Love Field.

I remember another time a Texas Governor met the US president as they traveled into Dallas.

I’m going to stop posting now.

7 posted on 7‎/‎9‎/‎2014‎ ‎4‎:‎30‎:‎10‎ ‎PM by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)

His hero:
OK – time for one more disappointment for the Freeperati – how about – Beck-ola ?

 Glenn Beck: This is probably the hardest thing I have ever asked of you (For the children!)
Glenn Beck ^ | 6/23/14 | Glenn Beck

Posted on 6‎/‎23‎/‎2014‎ ‎8‎:‎08‎:‎51‎ ‎PM by Viennacon

Glenn and TheBlaze have been covering the growing crisis at the southern border for a number of weeks now. With the situation further deteriorating, Glenn came before his audience on Monday morning with an interesting ask. In fact, Glenn described what he was about to say as “the hardest thing” he has ever asked for. But as he shared troubling new information about the humanitarian crisis at the border, Glenn asked his listeners to consider donating to Mercury One.

I’m not going to tell you who is giving me this information because things down at the border are extraordinarily difficult and not what you are being told it is. The Administration – and I believe this also includes the progressives Republicans – are trying to keep the lid on the media right now. And the churches are the ones who are pulling people’s feet out of the fire. Our state reps now have gone and toured the facilities that are happening in Laredo, Brownsville, Van Horn, McAllen, and all across the border. This one particular facility that I want to talk to you about holds 400 people but currently it has 1,200 kids in it. Some of them are toddlers. 1,200. 400 is what the max capacity is.

Let me ask you: How fast would the federal government or the state shut you down if you had anything that said maximum capacity 400, and you had 1,200 people if there? Three times the amount. Is anybody seeing a problem with this? The federal government is breaking their own laws and they are keeping this information from us.

I am told by people who have toured and work at this facility that when they open the doors to go in, the stench is so bad the politicians that were to go in gagged and backed out. One of the churches is planning on converting their entire church, the largest in the area, to become a holding facility because of how bad things are. Things are so desperate right now, hygiene and food are the number one problem. Clothes are further down the list. They need portable showers and Port-A-Johns. They have no way to wash their clothes. They need food and hygiene care right now. Many of them have not eaten in days. FEMA is supposed to be down there. They are not down there.

Today, I want to appeal to you. I want you to just think about this, please. The two citizenships that we hold. We will destroy our country if we only recognize the citizenship that we have in our country. If the Constitution of the United States of America is our god, then we are lost already. Our God is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Our God demands certain things from us. He demands us to see each other. He demands that we help each other. He demands that we help the child. We help the suffering. We are the Good Samaritan.

There are some who are going to say, ‘I’m not going to help the people. They came across the border.’ Well, okay, but they’re here now. They’re on our border. Yes, some of them may be MS-13. That’s a different argument. We can sort out who’s who after we take care of people. That’s for the government to do. I’m not talking about we’re going to send them into our cities.


What is this crap? More proof of insanity? I bet these kids parents are laughing their heads off right now. We have to pay for THEIR kids, and in a few years, they get to come and leech of the taxpayer too!SEND THEM BACK TO GUATEMALA DAMN IT!American families are suffering in the Obamaconomy and now we have to support all the children of the third world? No. You want to get these kids the things they need, send them back to their countries, back to their parents. It may not be the Ritz, but it has toilets, it has food, that’s life.This entire thing is a ponzi scheme to bring in and breastfeed more potential rat voters, America bailing out the third world.I am sick of this!

1 posted on ‎6‎/‎23‎/‎2014‎ ‎8‎:‎08‎:‎51‎ ‎PM by Viennacon
To: Viennacon
Sounds like Beck is back to crying on the air. Ratings must be tanking, time for a little melodrama and demagoguery.
3 posted on 6‎/‎23‎/‎2014‎ ‎8‎:‎11‎:‎08‎ ‎PM by hinckley buzzard

To: hinckley buzzard

He’s a flake.

4 posted on 6‎/‎23‎/‎2014‎ ‎8‎:‎13‎:‎15‎ ‎PM by Ray76 (True change requires true change – A Second Party …or else it’s more of the same…)

To: Viennacon
Glen =
5 posted on 6‎/‎23‎/‎2014‎ ‎8‎:‎13‎:‎22‎ ‎PM by FlJoePa (“Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good”)
To: Viennacon

He is ABSOLUTELY 100% correct.

I know who my King is, and I know what He would want me to do. Glen Beck is 100% correct.

I will put my money where my mouth is. I know my God, and I know what is right.

Think about it. Thanks to Soros’ $Billions spent in campaigning against the “failed” war in Iraq, today American son won’t be going to combat for Qatar, and our manchurian leader.

God is good always.

7 posted on 6‎/‎23‎/‎2014‎ ‎8‎:‎14‎:‎44‎ ‎PM by mgist (.)

To: Viennacon

On the one hand, the government that we elected has done this.

On the other hand, the other hand the government that we elected has done this in order to preserve itself and destroy us.

I’m not going to help them.

If the people that they brought in here purposely to usurp my country die, then that’s too damn bad.

I do not feel for them.

I have had it with this crap.

31 posted on 6‎/‎23‎/‎2014‎ ‎8‎:‎30‎:‎04‎ ‎PM by chris37 (heartless)

Certainly there is one Freeper who can look at this situation sanely and rationally? One?
To: Viennacon

Beck is a Democrat stooge. These kids have always come across the border and mostly because their parents are already here. They are not homeless. They are actually kidnap victims of Zero who is holding them hostage for the cameras.

86 posted on 6‎/‎23‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎19‎:‎03‎ ‎PM by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)

OK – someone else, then? Perhaps just a grain of compassion?
To: bexardave

The most compassionate thing is to send them home immediately and then to build that wall and cut off the benefits to prevent this humanitarian crisis in the future.

133 posted on ‎6‎/‎23‎/‎2014‎ ‎10‎:‎52‎:‎22‎ ‎PM by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)

I’m sorry I asked.

To: BitWielder1

These “children” were bussed here for the express reason to make us look bad when we say no.

96 posted on 6‎/‎23‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎30‎:‎09‎ ‎PM by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)

See you good people next Monday.