Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Firth of Fourth of July edition

Happy Independence Day weekend, good people!

You know that Freeperville has been awash in tributes to our veterans on this joyous anniversary.

Right?

Firework displays are pretty but can stress veterans with PTSD

sheknows.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Tanvier Peart

Posted on 7/3/2015, 3:34:31 AM by Berlin_Freeper

Many families look forward to Fourth of July celebrations that typically include delicious food and fireworks. While there’s nothing wrong with observing the day, it’s important to keep those who served in mind, as they might struggle with post-traumatic stress.

The nonprofit Military with PTSD is hoping to raise awareness about the effects fireworks can have on men and women who served in the military. Unfortunately noisemakers and firework displays used to commemorate our nation’s independence can oftentimes be the very things that cause emotional distress on combat veterans.

1 posted on 7/3/2015, 3:34:31 AM by Berlin_Freeper
A little consideration and treatment might be in order for our vets, who can understandably be stressed by the POP-POP-POP-POP-POP-POP of firecrackers going off outside their houses or places of employment. right?
To: Berlin_Freeper

“No veteran that served the United States wants to take a freedom away from people, especially fireworks, which represent freedom. What they’re asking for is for people to give them a heads-up.”

Heads-up! For over 200, years people have celebrated with fireworks on July 4th in the United States. How did the combat veterans of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam deal with each and every July 4th celebration after they returned?

2 posted on 7/3/2015, 3:54:53 AM by Flag_This (You can’t spell “treason” without the “O”.)
By grinding their teeth and screaming at their spouses?
Well, at least we got the worst and most callous of the responses out of the way on the first reply.
To: Flag_This

Hope they don’t go back into service. They’d be worthless under fire apparently.

4 posted on 7/3/2015, 4:07:13 AM by Dallas59 (Only a fool stumbles on things behind him.)

I sit corrected.
To: Berlin_Freeper

How sensitive we have become.

5 posted on 7/3/2015, 4:25:40 AM by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)

Obviously.

To: Berlin_Freeper

I wonder then where my dog got PTSD?  If they can’t handle fireworks then they might want to spend they 4th in a rubber sound proof room with the TV turned up loud.

7 posted on 7/3/2015, 4:46:55 AM by BreezyDog

You know, that sounds a lot like the Republican plan for people who get sick, which sounds a lot like the Republican plan for people who lost their jobs, which sounds a lot like the Republican plan for  – everything, really.
And no, I don’t take any pleasure that these selfsame Freepers will one day be terrified and demanding the same kinds ot social safety nets they wanted holes cut in.
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And then –  a sneak attack!
To: Flag_This; Dallas59

It’s good to hear from the experts: you two must have served in combat to have such well-formed opinions.

On the other hand, there’s my experience. I served for 17 months in direct combat in Vietnam and I hated fireworks displays, at least the ones that included those damn aerial bombs.

You see what your lives would be like if, for a significant period of your lives you had to stare at the ground ahead of you intently to try to avoid getting blown apart or had to dread that first steel-door slam of a mortar round hitting near you. Worse, try to imagine what it would be like to be able to hear the screams mixed into the bang when someone near you was caught in the blast.

You spend decades diving under things when a blast catches you by surprise, ducking your head down into your shoulders if you’re more prepared.

I voluntarily committed myself to more combat even after being hit badly and nearly a year in the hospital rebuilding my body.

I never cheated my family out of their 4th of July fireworks but I hated how it felt.

But I’m sure that your experience was better than mine.

11 posted on 7/3/2015, 5:29:25 AM by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you’re responsible.)

Shazam
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Click on the “continue reading” thingy to continue reading.

Next up – HEY,  ABBOTTT!

First-degree felony charges to be sought against Texas AG Ken Paxton

Dallas Morning News ^ | 01 July 2015 | GROMER JEFFERS JR. Posted on ‎7‎/‎1‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎00‎:‎59‎ ‎PM by texas booster

A special prosecutor said Wednesday that he’ll ask a Collin County grand jury to indict Texas Attorney Ken Paxton on first-degree felony charges of violating state securities law.

The prosecutor, Houston defense attorney Kent Schaffer, says a Texas Rangers investigation of Paxton revealed that the attorney general broke laws beyond what he admitted to last year, when he was fined $1,000 by the State Securities Board.

“That’s what we intend to present to the grand jury,” said Schaffer of a first-degree felony case. “We have a sufficient amount of evidence. Whether it leads to a criminal indictment or not is up to the grand jury.”

Last year, Paxton admitted to the Texas State Securities Board that while he was in the Legislature, he solicited clients for a friend’s investment firm without being registered with the state. He paid a $1,000 fine and was reprimanded by the board.

Paxton solicited the clients in 2004, 2005 and 2012 while serving as a Republican state representative for a Collin County district. The question of criminal violations has yet to be addressed, though Paxton describes the incidents as an administrative error.

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This seems like even more of an overreach than the Perry pseudo case for threatening a drunk DA.Any one have any insight as to what is going on?

1 posted on ‎7‎/‎1‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎00‎:‎59‎ ‎PM by texas booster
Freepers don’t really know what’s going on here, but it’s obviously the fault of the Democrats who control the entire state, (except for the Governorship, Attorney General, State Senate, and House of representatives)
To: Crazieman

This is total BS and Hillary Clinton gets off for true felonies. Makes me sick. The USA is in a bad state right now with the liberals in control of everything. Why don’t the republicans act like this DA and demand that Hillary be indicted? I’m sick of these criminals.

4 posted on 7‎/‎1‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎04‎:‎41‎ ‎PM by dandiegirl (BO)

Oh yeah – also, Hillary!

Anyhoo, what’s the big dealio?

To: texas booster

First degree felony is murder, rape, drugs, not an ethics violation which is all this really is.

13 posted on ‎7‎/‎1‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎20‎:‎17‎ ‎PM by darkangel82

To: darkangel82

First degree felony is murder, rape, drugs, not an ethics violation which is all this really is.

Well, he was apparently getting a split of commissions received by the investment councilor to whom he was steering clients while he was serving as Attorney General. The two of them were keeping the fee-splitting arrangement a secret.

So basically the Attorney General of Texas was acting as a confidential sales rainmaker for an investment firm, and was getting a kickback for his efforts.

If all that is true, it strikes me as being not too cool.

Funny, it strikes me as being a felony.

I wouldn’t be bothered if Democrats got anything within a thousand miles of the same treatment, but that’s a joke as we all know.

15 posted on 7‎/‎1‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎25‎:‎42‎ ‎PM by Steely Tom (Vote GOP: A Slower Handbasket)

I’ll pass your concerns along to Bob Menendez, Tom Gaubert, et.al.

To: dandiegirlYeah, where is our resident bomb thrower Trump on this.

Looking for a place he hasn’t been kicked out of yet?

Why isn’t he demanding Hillary be prosecuted?

7 posted on 7‎/‎1‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎11‎:‎09‎ ‎PM by rikkir (Anyone still believe the 8/08 Atlantic cover wasn’t 100% accurate?)

TextsFromHillaryWaambulance
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To: The Antiyuppie

Trump could offer money for Hillary’s missing EMails. Everything from Benghazi treachery to steamy online lesbian sex with Huma..

Better yet – BenGazzera treachery WHILE having steamy online lesbian sex!

Would be interesting to get someone to turn them over.

17 posted on 7‎/‎1‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎36‎:‎37‎ ‎PM by BigEdLB (They need to target the ‘Ministry of Virtue’ which has nothing to do with virtue.)

FreudOnVacation

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And now – the post of the thread!
To: Where is todays Reagan

“Willis had asked the Texas Rangers to look in to the allegations against Paxton.”

So it was those liberal Texas Rangers who conducted the investigation that led to the indictment lol.

25 posted on 7‎/‎2‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎20‎:‎48‎ ‎AM by snarkybob

BanHimCruz
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What’s next?
Ah – from the WTF / stopped clock file –  maybe he should be replaced?

Vote to decriminalize marijuana passes in Wichita (KS AG threatens to sue the city)

KSN TV ^ | April 07, 2015 | n/a
Posted on ‎4‎/‎7‎/‎2015‎ ‎11‎:‎04‎:‎00‎ ‎PM by Ken HWICHITA, Kansas – Voters in Wichita went to the polls on Tuesday and approved easing penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. The final results came in at 9:15 p.m.

The proposed ordinance does not legalize marijuana. It makes first-time possession a criminal infraction with a $50 fine. Under state law, it is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and a year in jail.

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has said he would sue the city if it passes. The initiative says they’re starting to raise money in case the state sues.

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The measure won 54-46.
1 posted on 4‎/‎7‎/‎2015‎ ‎11‎:‎04‎:‎00‎ ‎PM by Ken H
Cue the Freeper outrage at the ordinance having passed in the first place….
To: Ken H

Sue the city for what?

How has this AG been injured to an extent that would grant him standing to sue the city?

What remedy could the city provide to make him whole?

3 posted on 4‎/‎7‎/‎2015‎ ‎11‎:‎30‎:‎40‎ ‎PM by chris37 (Heartless)

Huh?
I’m sorry – did I somehow stumble into a progressive website?
To: chris37

This is the same guy that’s suing Colorado over its marijuana laws.

4 posted on 4‎/‎7‎/‎2015‎ ‎11‎:‎32‎:‎21‎ ‎PM by Ken H

To: Ken H

Seems like a bit of a zealot.

Perhaps he should be replaced.

5 posted on ‎4‎/‎7‎/‎2015‎ ‎11‎:‎39‎:‎16‎ ‎PM by chris37 (Heartless)

Colour me gobsmacked.
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Time for one more – how about playing – Cowboys and Muslims?

First of thousands of Syrians Resettled in ….. North Texas

Pamela Geller ^ | 4/11/2015 | Pamela Geller Posted on ‎4‎/‎11‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎08‎:‎49‎ ‎PM by sheikdetailfeather

The FBI admits that they cannot properly screen the Syrians, while the US State Department is telling the media that 10,000 Syrians will be here soon. Syria, home of the Islamic State.

Al hijrah, jihad by immigration.

And while the genocide of Christians is ongoing in Syria, over 90% of the Syrians who are being brought to America are Muslims. It’s a catastrophe. The top five states targeted for Syrian Muslim resettlement are California, Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Meanwhile, dozens of American jihadis who fought in the war in Iraq and Syria have returned to the United States, equipped with the training they used fighting either for or against ISIS, according to one federal official.

Maybe the State Department can reunite these two very similar Muslim groups.

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“We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming America..”
1 posted on 4‎/‎11‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎08‎:‎49‎ ‎PM by sheikdetailfeather
Love your handle.
To: sheikdetailfeather

Just waiting for the sharia demands to start….and malls being blown up.

2 posted on ‎4‎/‎11‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎11‎:‎41‎ ‎PM by Dallas59 (Only a fool stumbles on things behind him.)

I have a feeling that you’ll be waiting a long fucking time.
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A little aside – it hasn’t occurred to any of these meatheads that Syrian refugees are refugees because they’re FLEEING FIGHTING between Shia and Sunni factions of Islam. If they were jihadis, they would have already picked a side and joined up.
I guess that’s just too much cognitive heavy lifting to expect from a Freeper…
To: punditwannabe

You’d think Texas could have a say


Agree. They didn’t ask me. I wonder what Gov Gregg Abbott will say/has to say about this.

14 posted on 4‎/‎11‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎21‎:‎10‎ ‎PM by Jane Long (“And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek”)
He’s too busy trying to stop people from getting gay married.
To: sheikdetailfeather

Does this mean we get to play Cowboys and Muslims for real?

22 posted on 4‎/‎11‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎29‎:‎11‎ ‎PM by Texicanus (Texas, it’s like a whole ‘nother country.)

CapGun
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To: LucyTExcellent, now we have thousands of Muslims in America with 2nd amendment rights in a red state.

UnintendedConsequences

Wait for the world wide caliphate. The future gun battles should prove interesting.

35 posted on ‎4‎/‎11‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎57‎:‎35‎ ‎PM by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))

Don’t despair, Freepers! America has a secret weapon!
To: DoughtyOne

Most of them hate America and blame America for the mess in Syria… But they are happy to come here… I hope they and their children choke on Justin Bieber and Kim Kadarshian.

40 posted on 4‎/‎11‎/‎2015‎ ‎11‎:‎31‎:‎19‎ ‎PM by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall no)

But then again –

To: sheikdetailfeather; Liz; LUV WNo surprise that the refugee industry

Refugee industry? And all this time I thought it was “leisure services”?

puts its most appealing refugees (like these cute girls) out for PR campaigns. The mainstream media eats it up!

Those sneaky, conniving little refugee girls, acting all cute and everything! Damn them!

Eight Syrian refugee families call North Texas home right now — four in Dallas and four in Fort Worth.

Oh no – I’m SURROUNDED!

But Basatneh [Syrian American Council] said more are on their way after the U.S. State Department agreed to accept as many as 10,000.

10 posted on 4‎/‎11‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎16‎:‎35‎ ‎PM by Jane Long (“And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek”)

ZOMG!!!1!
There’s only 6.5 MILLION peeps in DFW!
Why, that’s almost 1 jihadist cutie for every 650 True Amurricans!
We’s DOOMED, I tells ya! DOOMED!!!!
(extra exclamation points just to annoy my bud Adrastos)
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See everyone next Monday!
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Oops – a little coda, which Adrastos suggested that I post here after he saw me post it on my Book Of Faces :
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Charles Pierce is always referring to RNC honcho Reince Priebus as “That obvious anagram”.
Here’s a few anagrams of his name (in an attempt to reverse-engineer him)

Bier Unprecise
Bicep Rise Rune
Cube Risen Ripe
Incubi Seer Rep
Pubic Ere Rinse
Crib Pees Urine
Scrub Eerie Nip
Be Precise Ruin
Be Icier Prunes
Beer Incurs Pie
Brine Puce Sire
Bier Incurs Pee
Buries Rice Pen
Superb Nice Ire
Rube Epic Siren
Bi Crepe Urines
Bin Recipe User

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7 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Firth of Fourth of July edition

  1. Snarki, child of Loki says:

    Well, at least the Freepers haven’t figured out the connection between the Syrian refugee influx and Jade Helm. But when they do it will be far. too. late.

    They are not the swiftest armadillos on the highway.

    • Tommy T says:

      I just love that they’re bitching about the new Texas residents being able to get guns so easily.
      Funny, that.

  2. muddy says:

    Do you get a feeling over time looking at this lunacy that the sensible comments have increased or decreased?

    Or is it always the same ratio, just with altered targets to keep it fresh?

    • Tommy T says:

      Actually, the sensible comments have increased over time.
      I always try to feature them, but mostly because they throw the usual lunacy into sharp(er) relief.
      (see “too crazy even for the Freeperati”)

  3. Adrastos says:

    Yay, anagrams list. It totally rocks.

    Chickenhawks are the worst. Love the vet who shot them down. My father was a WWII vet who hated guns as a result of his service. Guess that made him a whiner in the eyes of the Freepers.

  4. Chucklenuts says:

    Here is one you missed on the anagrams list
    FUCKSTICK
    No wait that’s not right it’s
    Mr FUCKING FUCKSTICK

    There I feel much better now

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