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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – I scream Cohen edition

Yeesh.  Every time something spectacular happens in Freeperville, it’s usually right after my Monday morning post. And this week was no exception.

Hence – a special Friday morning “Obsession” :

F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen
New York Times. ^ | April 9,2018 | MATT APUZZO

Posted on 4/9/2018, 3:12:01 PM by Hojczyk

The F.B.I. on Monday raided the office of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to a pornographic-film actress. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohen’s lawyer, who called the search “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.” The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation, but likely resulted from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York. “Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients,” said Stephen Ryan, his lawyer. “I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.” Mr. Cohen plays a role in aspects of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He also recently said he paid $130,000 to a pornographic-film actress, Stephanie Clifford, who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump. Ms. Clifford is known as Stormy Daniels. Mr. Ryan said Mr. Cohen has cooperated with authorities and turned over thousands of documents to congressional investigators looking into Russian election meddling. The payments to Ms. Clifford are only one of many topics being investigated, according to a person briefed on the search. The F.B.I. also seized emails, tax documents and business records, the person said.

1 posted on 4/9/2018, 3:12:01 PM by Hojczyk
TrumpCohen
Wait for it……
To: Hojczyk

 

The Deep State makes its next move.

4 posted on 4/9/2018, 3:12:50 PM by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)

All righty! I’m now one “Tehran John” away from a Bingo!
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GOPbingo2
To: gathersnomoss

 

Time to fire Mueller, this is nothing more than harassment.

11 posted on 4/9/2018, 3:15:32 PM by outpostinmass2

One little problem with that:
To: All
Can’t wait to see the Qanon-believers, Sundance-supporters, and Gateway-Pundit-guys all coming out of the woodowrk to tell us how this is really a great 4-D chess move by Trump, and that the Military Tribunals will be starting any day now.

Beat me to it.

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Like I said, “One little problem with that: ”

Mueller is working hand-in-hand with the New York Attorney General, so it’s not clear that even firing Mueller could stop this investigation.

Andy Cuomo is in the driver’s seat and has the means and intention to bring Trump down.

Simple solution : fire every NY State prosecutor and judge!

Whaddya mean, “he can’t do that” ??

By “means” I include:

  • aggressive, partisan Attorney General
  • all the records from Trump’s lawyers office and home
  • a loving, complicit press
  • a porn star to play a reprise of the Paula Jones role
  • lots of Deep State operatives helping out
  • A Special Counsel to feed him information
  • the FBI willing to lend a helping hand
  • Trump’s associates all under indictment or worried about it.
  • probably transcripts of the NSA intercepts of Trump and his associates.

All-in-all, it’s a powerful arsenal.

Only if you’ve broken the law(s).

Team Trump has no real weapons.

(insert “shooting blanks” joke here)

We pro-Trump observers are waiting patiently for an IG report. But even when that comes it isn’t the same caliber of weapon as what Cuomo and Mueller are firing at Trump.

78 posted on 4/9/2018, 3:55:20 PM by Jack Black

More below the no-knock warrant:

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Less is Moore edition

Hi, people – I got permission to do my post quite a few days early – I’ll take off next Monday as penance.

Let’s drop in on last night’s Freeperville live election thread, shall we?

Vanity – Turnout, Turnout, Turnout….vote for Judge, Roy Moore. [LIVE THREAD]
Posted on 12/12/2017, 4:00:51 AM by JLAGRAYFOX

It’s really quite simple…..An American citizen, woman or man, is innocent until proven guilty by a judge, jury of their peers and a solid conviction of said accused crime.

Allegations & Accusations carry no meaning whatsoever, until they are duly proven to be true & factual in a recognized court of law.

FrankenNoShit

Alabama, voters, cast your votes today for Judge, Roy Moore, a good, honorable, religious man, an American patriot, who loves his country and all the people in it. This, my friends is a “Critical Path Election”!!!

You, your family, your loved ones, your great state of Alabama, your country, the USA, POTUS, Donald J. Trump and your “Future” rests in the hands of your vote today!!! Go, Judge, Roy Moore, Go, POTUS, Donald J. Trump, Go, Steve Bannon…on to victory over those politicians, Democrat, “Doug Jones”, etc., whose policies would hurt & destroy this great American Republic!!

1 posted on 12/12/2017, 4:00:51 AM by JLAGRAYFOX
popcorn
To: dontreadthis

 

Let’s hope. We need a win. We have been losing seats right and left since the election. Many in Oklahoma and other red areas. That needs to stop and hopefully today will be the win we need to stop the bleeding.

32 posted on 12/12/2017, 7:59:30 AM by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)

…or open up the wound a lot wider.

To: JLAGRAYFOX

 

I love the smell of liberal tears!

44 posted on 12/12/2017, 11:52:00 AM by Boardwalk

DO you, now?
To: Boardwalk
57 posted on 12/12/2017, 12:28:51 PM by Enchante (FusionGPS “dirty dossier” scandal links Hillary, FBI, CIA, Dept of Justice… “Deep State” is real)
That is SO precious!
To: JLAGRAYFOX
Wish I could vote.Praying for a Moore landslide.

64 posted on 12/12/2017, 12:50:05 PM by lysie
“Suffer the little (female) children to come unto me”?
To: JLAGRAYFOX 

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

That’s easy for you to say…

This election has me more on edge than I was in November. Lots of sleepless nights and higher Blood pressure.

Good thing they can’t deny you insurance now for your pre-existing conditions, huh?

Unfortunately if Moore loses there will be a push to moderate and abandon the MAGA agenda even more, especially with Amnesty. So this really could be another make or break election for the country.

109 posted on 12/12/2017, 4:05:29 PM by qam1 (There’s been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that’s left is the bill to pay)

Follow me below the fold for the good stuff.
You know you wanna….

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “I split on your grave”edition

It’s splitsville, baby!

Flynn Splits from Trump Lawyers
NY times ^ | November 23, 2017

Posted on 11/23/2017, 4:49:06 PM by Heff

A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller

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Any thoughts on this… coming from NYT makes me less concerned however…
1 posted on 11/23/2017, 4:49:06 PM by Heff
Oops.
To: Heff

 

Seems like he’s taking a plea deal.

4 posted on 11/23/2017, 4:52:05 PM by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind…)

AllIsWell
To: Heff

 

New York Times. Enough said.

11 posted on 11/23/2017, 5:02:22 PM by Snowybear

Yeah!
Of course, there’s always a silver lining :
To: Heff

 

“Any thoughts on this…”

Good for Flynn – he can tell the Left just how full of Shiite they are.

31 posted on 11/23/2017, 5:34:40 PM by BobL (I shop at Walmart…I just don’t tell anyone)

Are we reading the same article?
To: FlipWilson

 

So lemme get this straight. Mueller and his Gestapo squad basically telling Flynn to give them something on Trump or they will jail his son.


Flynn fabricates a story. Is caught. Goes to jail. Mission accomplished by Inquisitor Mueller.

34 posted on 11/23/2017, 5:43:59 PM by Flick Lives (The FBI is a taxpayer funded Mafia organization)

PythonNobodyExpects
To: drewh 

THis story is exactly why I kept saying Trump should just shut up and stay off twitter when it came to the investigation

Fortunately, he’s not that smart.

Mueller will use that tweet for his obstruction case.

62 posted on 11/23/2017, 6:34:55 PM by RummyChick (I have no inside sources, media sources, or federal government employee sources. NONE)

YaThink
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Playing the Trump Tard” edition

Lordy, lordy, lordy –  will The Darnold EVER quit providing me with material?

Making fun of the right-wing nutjobs who populate Free Republic has always been easy, but these days, the limbo bar of stupidity has gotten about an inch off the ground. Also, they’re starting to run out of “conservatives” to throw under the bus.

Example?

Limbaugh: Trump’s comments on NFL ‘starting to make me nervous’
The Hill ^ | October 11, 2017

Posted on 10/12/2017, 4:36:29 AM by SMGFan

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday voiced concerns about President Trump’s comments on NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, saying Trump should not have the power to dictate who can kneel during the anthem.

“There’s a part of this story that’s starting to make me nervous, and it’s this: I am very uncomfortable with the president of the United States being able to dictate the behavior and power of anybody. That’s not where this should be coming from,” Limbaugh said on his show. Limbaugh said he believed Trump’s motives were “pure,” but he argued that the president’s actions were unhelpful in the broader debate on players kneeling.

“Trump is continually tweeting — I know what he’s doing, and I understand why he’s doing it, and his motives are pure; don’t misunderstand. But I don’t think that it is useful or helpful for any employee anywhere to be forced to do something because the government says they must,” he continued.

“We don’t want the president being able to demand anybody that he’s unhappy with behave in a way he requires,” Limbaugh added.

1 posted on 10/12/2017, 4:36:29 AM by SMGFan
And Freeperati limbo – how LOW can you GO?
To: SMGFan

 

Ah so Rush is bothered by talking. Interesting turn of events.

2 posted on 10/12/2017, 4:41:56 AM by mad_as_he$$(Not my circus. Not my monkeys.)

Love your sig line.
To: SMGFan

 

stfu Rush, you are past your sell by date

21 posted on 10/12/2017, 5:25:27 AM by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)

Ah – I remember when using the word “damn” on FR would get you banned without warning, with the statement “that kind of language is for DUmmies and lefties”. Now Shut The Fuck Up is acceptable.  Groovy!
To: SMGFan

 

Is it finally time to panic now that O’bunghole’s message of “America Sucks” has taken root in El Gordo de Oxycontino’s beloved NFL? /s

30 posted on 10/12/2017, 5:37:25 AM by Electric Graffiti (Obama voters killed America. Treat them accordingly.)

NoTrueScotsmanMelGibson
To: SMGFan

 

It’s called the bully pulpit. He used it effectively and it was his right.

62 posted on 10/12/2017, 6:46:18 AM by miss marmelstein

Teddy Roosevelt coined that term when his use of the word “bully” meant “superb” or “wonderful”.
Of course, “bully” has a new meaning now, doesn’t it?
  1. a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.
    synonyms: persecutor, oppressor, tyrant, tormentor, intimidator;

    tough guy, thug, ruffian, strong-arm;
    cyberbully
    “the school bully”
verb
verb: bully; 3rd person present: bullies; past tense: bullied; past participle: bullied; gerund or present participle: bullying
  1. 1.
    use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.
    “a local man was bullied into helping them”

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Lazy Bastards edition

Short one this week, guys, because I was a lazy bastard.  We’ve all been there.

So – here we go with – those lazy bastards!

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Trump slams Puerto Rico: ‘They want everything to be done for them’
The Hill / MSN ^ | September 30, 2017

Posted on 9/30/2017, 7:58:27 AM by SMGFan

President Trump on Saturday criticized Puerto Rico’s “poor leadership” and defended his administration’s response to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s devastation on the island. Following a plea for aid by San Juan’s mayor, Trump said the mayor was being “nasty.”

“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” Trump tweeted. “Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help.”

“They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort,” he continued. “10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.”

1 posted on 9/30/2017, 7:58:27 AM by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Geraldo practically said the same thing this morning!!

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I thought you guys hated Geraldo’s guts?

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He HATED even to HINT at it….They have NO idea how to take care of themselves…a ton are on WELFARE…they pay NO US TAXES, but they get a LOT!

2 posted on 9/30/2017, 8:00:43 AM by Ann Archy (Abortion……. The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)

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To: SMGFan

I notice they’re doing a lot of whining, unlike Houston AND Florida.

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…because states in the contiguous U.S. are exactly like islands in the Caribbean…

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I have heard that Puerto Rico is a very corrupt country

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Been watching “West Side Story” too many times lately, have we? Next time, you might try watching it all the way to the end. After that, I suggest “South Pacific”.

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and I’m sure politicos here in America got a hand in it all.

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Yep. Those darned politicos  (and since when is The Marmalade Shartcannon not a politico? The stupid fuck is still holding political rallies like he’s still running for office) – they sent that pesky hurricane, just so they could make Donnie Darko look bad.

Uh huh.

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I’ve seen them crying that they have no food.

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If you were stranded on oh, say – your block – with no way to get anything to eat, you’d be eating your own neighbors.  Or vice versa.

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Nobody’s ignoring those lazy butts. You can’t bring in anything if you have no damn roads.

Oh….and somebody tell Geraldo to please go away.

5 posted on 9/30/2017, 8:01:33 AM by Fishtalk

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Aha! I knew you guys hated him!
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To: dforest

 

“I did notice in some videos that many just don’t pitch in to help.”

Exactly like parts of New Orleans. Volunteers came in, and locals just sat and watched them work.

9 posted on 9/30/2017, 8:03:33 AM by HereInTheHeartland (I don’t want better government; I want much less of it.)
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Waitaminnit – I thought that you guys said that Puerto Rico was completely different from Houston and South Florida? You need to make up your hive mind.
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More stupid after the thingy…
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Screwing The Mooch edition

I can’t keep up.

I have NEVER started an “Obsession” post a week before  its publication date.

Ever.

But the hits just keep on coming. So – it’s bonus “Obsession” time.

First, it’s:

Anthony Scaramucci RESIGNS as White House Communications Director
WBEN Buffalo ^ | JULY 31, 2017 | WBEN Buffalo

Posted on 7/31/2017, 1:44:10 PM by johnk

07.31.17 Anthony Scaramucci RESIGNS as White House Communications Director Comes less than a week after hiring

JULY 31, 2017 Washington, DC (ABC/WBEN) Anthony Scaramucci resigns as White House Communications Director.

This comes the same day John Kelly was sworn in as Chief of Staff. Sources tell ABC Scaramucci resigned, asking to be redeployed at the Export Import Bank as chief strategy officer.

Scaramucci had not been on the job less than a week. It may be most memorable for an expletive-laden conversation with a New Yorker reporter that disparaged other members of the Trump team.

1 posted on 7/31/2017, 1:44:11 PM by johnk
Then, it’s :

SCARAMUCCI FIRED by John Kelky(sic) Twitter ^ Posted on 7/31/2017, 1:47:31 PM by tellw

Then, it’s :

Trump Removes Anthony Scaramucci From Communications Director Role
The New York Times ^ | July 31, 2017 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN, MICHAEL D. SHEAR and GLENN THRUSH

Posted on 7/31/2017, 1:44:17 PM by abb

WASHINGTON — President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, three people close to the decision said Monday, relieving him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff.

The decision to remove Mr. Scaramucci, who had boasted about reporting directly to the president not the chief of staff, John F. Kelly, came at Mr. Kelly’s request, the people said. Mr. Kelly made clear to members of the White House staff at a meeting Monday morning that he is in charge.

Well, WHICH IS IT??  Did the mooch resign, was he fired by Kelly, or was he shitcanned by The Darnold?

ThatEscalatedQuickly

This news hit Freeperville like a string of firecrackers being tossed into an Open Carry demonstration.

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – underground antifreeze edition

Oops – sorry.

Should read “underground antiFREEPER edition.

In case you didn’t know, the non-stop Freepathon (less than three weeks between each quarter now) is starting to piss some of the Freeperati off a tad.

Apparently you CAN’T fool all of the people all of the time.

And yet another underground antifreeper campaign being conducted via freepmail

Posted on 7/17/2017, 11:48:56 PM by Jim Robinson

“Yet another”? How many have there BEEN, Jimbo?

Received a copy of the message pasted below that apparently is circulating via freepmail.

In response, all I can say is John is my son and my partner in FR along with Chris and Amy. None of us make a six figure salary. I designed and wrote the original version of FR back in ’96, but it was my very first internet project ever. It worked, but codewise it was a dog. And virtually impossible to maintain.

When John came in with me, he rewrote the software and made it work greater than ever before and included maintenance tools that were sorely needed. I never dreamed that a homegrown internet site could handle the traffic and the millions of posts that we do. And even including the few times when we were down hard for more than a day, over the last 21 years we have better than 99% uptime.

And later, when our growth saturated and used up all the resources of our original ISP, John designed and built our multi-server hardware system, negotiated a contract for sufficient bandwidth and installed it at the San Jose data center. I’m not a techie so the hardware and software are John’s baby.

And he and Chris are planning on running FR after me and Amy are gone. We are not about to let it die, assuming there’s still a need and willing members.

This is about 20th warning being circulated during the last 20 years that FR’s demise was imminent within the next year. Someday they may be right.

Lastly, if the guy who wrote the message below thinks he can do a better job than we do, he should go for it. And, for crying out loud, if he thinks he’s being ripped off he should stop donating immediately and possibly should start posting somewhere else.

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“I don’t want to answer this question out in public, but I do want to answer it because I believe that many potential donors are in the same position. I have donated fairly regularly, but am becoming increasingly hesitant to continue on.

We see from the numbers that EXCLUDING expenses (collocation, bandwidth, legal, credit card processing fees, etc.) Jim (and I assume John shares) is pulling in a cool quarter million per year from this. Its his baby… he created it, he does what he can from home to babysit it… that’s fine… more power to him. It seems that his son John is the other principal who does the running to the data-center when things need fixing.

I don’t know how much John gets from this… but there’s enough profit there for BOTH Jim and John to make a six-figure salary. John apparently already has a full time job… he gets around to FR issues “when he can squeeze in the time”. If someone’s getting a six-figure salary to mind a system then that system ought to be sort of a high priority, not something that can be squeezed in on weekends now and then.

It is what it is… but here’s where it’s reaching the breaking point for me and I think many others:

Given the frequency of hardware failures, it’s becoming clear that it is now more likely than not that FR won’t exist a year from now. Many of us have suggested that hardware upgrades are becoming increasingly more of a priority… they’re now imperative.

There in NO discussion of this even being considered. I get it that Jim’s a stubborn guy… no one likes change, and a migration is a scary project.

But, without it, this site is going to evaporate… soon. Hardware is cheap… he could get a pair of great servers for $20K… the software is fine, no need to spend a ton of money writing some fancy new system. Just replace the hardware with something modern. Get some of the many experts here to volunteer a few days to work on the migration.

A brand new setup would cost less than one month’s “salary”… but would guarantee that FR survives. If giving up one month’s pay to invest in the future of his site (and the future of his income) is too much to ask, then hold a special freepathon to raise it. I can almost guarantee this money, if it was known that it was being allocated to a legit hardware upgrade plan, would be raised in a matter of a few days.

Perhaps Jim’s plan is to simply squeeze as much money out of it until it dies, then forget about it... we don’t know… he’s not saying anything (at least publicly that I can see). If that’s the case, he should at least be honest about the plan to the people he’s asking to pay his salary. If he has a plan for the site to continue, then he would be better served telling his donors what that plan is…. that would encourage more to be on board with the plan.

I would hate to see FR die abruptly and permanently. The likelihood of that happening soon is becoming very high at this point if these outages and other hardware issues continue on their current trend. If that’s NOT the plan, then I wish Jim would communicate to his donors about it and get moving to prevent that… before its too late.”

Wow.

What a screed.

And the freepmail he referred to is pretty hairy, also.

I do notice that whoever forwarded this freepmail didn’t bother to tell Jim Rob who actually sent it, though.

Accidental omission, or a dead fish in an overcoat?

Not going to post too many responses here, as the Freepers who agree with the anonymous freepmailer (and isn’t it odd that this $800,000.00 / year site can’t run a simple text search on the Freepmail module?)  – well, they’re laying low.

Most responses are like this one:

To: Jim Robinson
I would be delighted if all of you made that much.
I can’t imagine that any but a tiny, irrelevant minority would begrudge you a good living from FR.
You don’t have to explain, or justify what you make from FR, the best Conservative web site on the internet, influential to powerful people who give you very little public credit, and followed by people all over the world. 

I would give more if I could, and if my business ever starts to make money

SpitTake

I will.

3 posted on 7/17/2017, 11:57:31 PM by Steely Tom (Liberals think in propaganda)

Since the anonymous antifreeze letter and Jim Rob’s screed of need took up so much front page space, the rest is below the desperate plea to “read more”.

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Down Like A Clown edition

Good morning, constant readers! And you think The Darnold had a bad week?

Despite soaking the marks for around $352,000.00 per year in pledges – Free Republic crashed like a Piper Cherokee with a four-year-old at the controls.

And when I say “crashed”, I’m not talking about a server reboot – I’m talking four whole days.

And right in the middle of a Freepathon, too.

IronyMeterHeadline

A pinned notice on what was left of the site directed jonesing Freeperati to the Free Republic Facebook page.  OK – let’s go there.

At first, the posts are hopeful :

Coop Degrass Heck, this little glitch might actually create enough pent up craving among everybody Jonesing for FR that revenue might increase.

Then :

Robert Morrow It’s not about money! At $345k a year income the site takes in 50 times more than it needs to operate so giving more will not fix the problem. The problem is how the forum is hosted. Until that mindset changes there will be no improvements regardless of how generous people are.

Uh oh.

 Bob Park The level of revenue isn’t the issue… it’s how its being used. Apparently, its not being used to do required/routine hardware upgrades/maintenance like it should. People are being paid salaries, but the proper procedures aren’t in place to deal with these situations… if they were, the thing would be back in operation day one. More money isn’t going to fix human caused problems.
The natives are revolting!

Coop Degrass Robert Morrow said: But it IS broke; that’s the point or the site would not be down for 3-7 days two times within 7 months.

If it doesn’t affect the bottom line, then it’s a good business model.

Robert Morrow I guess you haven’t noticed the snails pace of the recent freepathons. It is affecting the bottom line and after this extremely long outage how likely do you think people will be to give more when the site goes down every time critical events happen when it’s needed the most. Your logic is not sound. I want to see FR do well and be profitable but to do so going forward it must do things differently even if that means less money in their pockets for a while.
HERESY!!!
After several pages of complaining and pics of servers full of crap and hamsters on exercise wheels, David Robinson has has enough!

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – best laid plans edition

Good Monday morning, sane people!

The insane people are going full speed ahead – right into the rocks.

First of all, from my home State –  “Sheriffs are elected??  Who knew???”

Sheriff Sally Hernandez responds to Gov. Abbott’s threats

kvue.com ^ | Jan. 26, 2017 | kvue

Posted on ‎1‎/‎27‎/‎2017‎ ‎10‎:‎48‎:‎48‎ ‎AM by bgill

Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott informed Hernandez in a three-page letter that her ICE policy would betray her oath to residents of Travis County. He also added that failing to remove the policy before it is enacted on Feb. 1 would run the county the risk of losing grant money from the Criminal Justice Division.

Abbott upped the ante Wednesday by telling Fox News Wednesday that he is working with lawmakers to create legislation that would include civil and criminal penalties for public officials wanting to create sanctuary cities.

Hernandez responded Thursday that she would continue on with her policy because it does not go against the state or federal laws.

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Sheriff Sally Hernandez responds to Gov. Abbott’s threats

This is the county where uber lib Austin, TX is. There’s 1.8 million in state funds on the table. It’s only 1% of the sheriff’s budget but it’s still a chunk of money.Hope Abbott find s a way to place her inside a cell in her own county jail.

1 posted on ‎1‎/‎27‎/‎2017‎ ‎10‎:‎48‎:‎48‎ ‎AM by bgill
And then rape her, I suppose?
To: bgill 

Deport the b*tch.

That’s you simpletons’ answer to everything, isn’t it? Besides, isn’t her childhood home in Llano county right next door? Unless you mean to Czechoslovakia…..

sallyhernandez

This is America. We have laws. Providing sanctuary to criminals is not one of them.

9 posted on ‎1‎/‎27‎/‎2017‎ ‎10‎:‎53‎:‎59‎ ‎AM by FlingWingFlyer (As long as tyranny exists, the Constitution and Bill of Right will never be “outdated” or “obsolete”)

One Freeper has caught the “I can do anything I want even if it’s not constitutionally in my power” bug:
To: bgill

Gov can fire her for insubordination.

3 posted on 1‎/‎27‎/‎2017‎ ‎10‎:‎50‎:‎36‎ ‎AM by Col Frank Slade

Another Freeper has to point out that that’s not how it works:
To: Col Frank Slade

Sherrifs(sic) are elected.

15 posted on 1‎/‎27‎/‎2017‎ ‎10‎:‎55‎:‎48‎ ‎AM by fruser1

Who knew???
And, in the Unintentional Irony department:
To: Puppage

you can SEE the stupid on some people…

26 posted on 1‎/‎27‎/‎2017‎ ‎11‎:‎12‎:‎07‎ ‎AM by Mr. K ( Trump kicked her ass 2-to-1 if you remove all the voter fraud.)

…which is why I have this gig.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – grate expectations edition

Hi, good people – hope your holidays are happy ones!

This is a quickie, since our house is about to be visited for the weekend by daughters-in-law, their husbands, and FIVE grandchildren, and this morning I expect to be sound asleep.

First up – get a room, you two!

Trump shares letter from Putin: ‘His thoughts are so correct’
thehill.com ^ | 12/23/16 | Harper Neidig

Posted on 12/23/2016, 1:04:51 PM by ColdOne

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised Vladimir Putin and shared a Christmas letter the Russian president sent him.

“A very nice letter from Vladimir Putin; his thoughts are so correct,” Trump said in a statement. “I hope both sides are able to live up to these thoughts, and we do not have to travel an alternate path.”

In the attached letter, Putin emphasized the importance of cooperation between the two countries.

“I hope that after you assume the position of the President of the United States of America we will be able – by acting in a constructive and pragmatic manner – to take real steps to restore the framework of bilateral cooperation in different areas as well as bring our level of collaboration on the international scene to a qualitatively new level,” the Russian leader wrote.

1 posted on 12/23/2016, 1:04:51 PM by ColdOne

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So – has the cognitive dissonance dissipated yet?

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To: ColdOne

 

Sounds to me like Putin won’t take the obama/NeoCon bait to start WW3.

9 posted on 12/23/2016, 1:21:17 PM by Paulie (America without Christ is like a Chemistry book without the periodic table.)

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Apparently not.
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To: detective 

Putin is a Christian. That is a huge improvement over what we presently have.

SpitTake

I do believe that Putin and Trump will have a respectful relationship and put an end to world-wide Islamic terrorism.

10 posted on 12/23/2016, 2:14:56 PM by sodpoodle (Life is prickly – carry tweezers.)

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Put an END to it?
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trumpaleppo
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “and so it begins” edition

Hi everyone – I put down the Drano and bleach cocktail and decided to return for a bit.

First of all, a warm welcome back to the one and only Scout!  Can Jude be far behind?

Second of all – I did kinda think that the Freeperati would at least wait until the coronation before falling on each others’ throats, but nope…

Donald Trump Requests Security Clearance for Son-in-Law Jared Kushner

NBC News ^ | Nov 15 2016, 8:58 pm ET | by Andrea Mitchell, Alexandra Jaffe and Kelly O’Donnell

Posted on ‎11‎/‎16‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎53‎:‎49‎ ‎AM by CorporateStepsister

Donald Trump has taken the unprecedented step of requesting his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, receive top-secret clearance to join him for his Presidential Daily Briefings, which began Tuesday.

Multiple sources tell NBC News Trump received his first briefing on Tuesday and designated both Kushner and Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn as his staff-level companions for the briefings going forward.

While Flynn has the necessary security clearance, Kushner does not, and it could take weeks — or even longer — for him to receive it.

1 posted on 11‎/‎16‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎53‎:‎49‎ ‎AM by CorporateStepsister
Sounds reasonable.
Freepers?
To: CorporateStepsister
While Flynn has the necessary security clearance, Kushner does not, and it could take weeks — or even longer — for him to receive it. 

How much do you want to bet they act like jerks and deny it or delay it until January 21?

2 posted on 11‎/‎16‎/‎2016‎ ‎2‎:‎55‎:‎38‎ ‎AM by BlessedBeGod (To restore all things in Christ. ~~~~ Appeasing evil is cowardice.)

 

To: BlessedBeGod
How much do you want to bet that Trump doesn’t know about the NEPOTISM BAN ?Somebody better tell him about it ASAP!

3 posted on 11‎/‎16‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎03‎:‎37‎ ‎AM by nopardons
Well, there is that….
To: BlessedBeGod

 

I wonder why the President Elect wants to have family given security clearance.

4 posted on 11‎/‎16‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎04‎:‎05‎ ‎AM by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)

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DangerClose
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To: nopardons

 

This is a bad idea of his all around. The anti-nepotism laws aside, there is no reason his family members should know everything that is going on.

5 posted on 11‎/‎16‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎04‎:‎43‎ ‎AM by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)

Maybe Jared is going to be America’s bankruptcy consultant?
To: CorporateStepsister

 

Yep. Very bad idea.

6 posted on 11‎/‎16‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎07‎:‎54‎ ‎AM by SolidWood

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CaptainObvious2jpg
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Of course, one criticizes The Darnold at one’s peril…
To: CorporateStepsister 

Trump is a master delegater(sic).

There’s too many available jokes here to pick just one.

And he values the advice from certain key people on this planet.

…as opposed to OFF-planet people that keep him up by talking to him at 3AM in voices only he can hear…

It’s been obvious, for some time now, that some of those people are related to him.

Only to people who can read.

But who wants advice from a trusted individual who doesn’t have all the facts???

So of course he’s asking for clearance. Nothing more to this story.

7 posted on 11‎/‎16‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎10‎:‎36‎ ‎AM by proudpapa (Trump Pence earned it.)

But for once, even the Freeperati are fed up :
To: SolidWood; nopardons 

I’m beginning to think that Trump has dreams of a dynasty.

This didn’t occur to you when he threw the corporate keys to Beavis and Butt-head?

No family member should have clearance mainly since it would create a situation where there would be more people that the Secret Service would have to protect and frankly I do not believe that anyone unelected or not part of the official staff should have access. If Jared runs around NY with classified papers, it would be a spy’s dream come true. Or worse, Jared gets kidnapped and ends up tortured into revealing everything.

8 posted on 11‎/‎16‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎11‎:‎17‎ ‎AM by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)

 

To: CorporateStepsister
I agree with you completely!And frankly, I don’t give a damn what Trump imagines that Jared knows that can “help” him; he’s damned dead wrong about that!

13 posted on 11‎/‎16‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎18‎:‎07‎ ‎AM by nopardons
One Freeper poses a good question :
To: CorporateStepsister

 

What the ####?!?!?!

WHO is this guy and is he even conservative??!?!?!

?!?!?!

14 posted on 11‎/‎16‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎19‎:‎41‎ ‎AM by dp0622 (IThe only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)

YEAH! Just WHO the fuck is this Jared guy anyway??
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jaredsmallerpants
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Sorry.  Wrong Jared.
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To: sargon 

It’s a wrong and stupid move.

That’s because The Darnold is wrong-headed and stupid.  What the fuck did you expect?

What is his expertise in regarding the national briefings?

Is he conservative?

Does he have vast experience in foreign and domestic affairs that he could offer so much to Trump?

Bad bad bad.

16 posted on ‎11‎/‎16‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎21‎:‎19‎ ‎AM by dp0622 (IThe only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)

BAD BAD DARNOLD!!!  NO CHEETO!!
More after the broken hearts…

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Presidential hoarse race edition

Good morning, everyone! Let’s suit up and catch up on the GOP clusterfuck    Presidential race   clusterfuck, shall we?

First up – Fire The Handicapped!

Donald Trump under fire for mocking disabled reporter
BBC ^ | 4 hours ago, 2015-11-26 | BBC

Posted on ‎11‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎7‎:‎41‎:‎06‎ ‎AM by WhiskeyX

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has been criticised for mocking a disabled New York Times reporter.

Mr Trump performed an impression of Serge Kovaleski, who suffers from a congenital joint condition, at a rally.

He has used a 2001 article by Mr Kovaleski to back up widely disputed claims that “thousands” of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the 9/11 attacks.

The New York Times called Mr Trump’s actions “outrageous”.

The press has lied, because Trump never said there were thousands or hundreds of Muslims celebrating the destruction of the World Trade Center. He only used an analogy to indicate the term “tailgate” used by the The Washing post reporters signified there were far more than two such Muslim celebrants.

1 posted on 11‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎7‎:‎41‎:‎06‎ ‎AM by WhiskeyX

So, Freepers – are you going to let the lamestream media paint The Darnold and his supporters as intolerant bigoted assholes?

To: WhiskeyX
Hey BBC, take your Brit white faggotry and kiss my American Ass! 

20 posted on 11‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎7‎:‎55‎:‎19‎ ‎AM by Hostage (ARTICLE V)

That’s the ticket!
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Return of the son of Monster Magnet” edition

OK – the CDC and the GHS haveboth been all over my ass for
letting the Freeperville sludge pile up, so let’s spin the airlock hatch
door and get to it, shall we?

Oh oh.

Man tattoos Palin
on butt. Assholes at FR react to the cheeky thing!‏

Marine
Tattoos Palin on Butt


Fox ^

| 5/28/10
| Alice Wolke

Posted onFriday, May 28, 2010
2:55:21
PM
bypissant

MARJAH,
Afghanistan – How does the world love thee, Sarah Palin? Let
me count the ways.

Somewhere in Afghanistan, Marine Gunnery Sgt.
Benjamin Lepping pays tribute to the former Alaskan governor with a
tattoo on his left butt cheek, according to the Military Times.

CLICK
HERE TO SEE THE TATTOO

Lepping, an ordnance disposal expert out
of Camp Pendleton, was assigned to Alaska before he went to Afghanistan.

He said he had such a good time, he wanted something to remind
him of his time there.

“I decided, ‘What could be better than
getting a tattoo of the hottest cougar in the Republican Party?'”

He’s got a whole ‘nother cheek free. Maybe he can put McCain on it.

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posted onFriday, May 28, 2010 2:55:21 PM
bypissant

Actual pic:

BadTattoo

To: pissant

“Jumping The Shark” placemarker.

Or, cougar… whatever!

4
posted onFriday, May 28, 2010 2:58:38 PM
byheadsonpikes
(Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism – “Who-whom?”)

div class=”a2″>To: Retired Greyhound

I agree. How anyone can see Palin in a sexual reference is
disgusting. Even on Palin threads, there be wolf whistles and “I’d hit
it” posts.She’s not a sex object guys she’s a Christian woman.

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posted onFriday, May 28, 2010 4:29:06 PM
byExtremely Extreme Extremist

Ahem.

Prejean

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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
“…she’s a Christian woman.”

That’s why her image has been
placed there. The cross is on his other cheek.

He’s a disgrace.

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posted onFriday, May 28, 2010 4:55:14 PM
byspunkets

Hawt.

Cross.

Buns..

p>To: pissant

What’s with these people driving down the road wearing wife beater
t-shirts with, “In Loving memory of Jose” plastered on their back
window?

I don’t even know who Jose is, and why would they advertise
Jose died?

Death bumper stickers have replaced, “Child in car”
bumper stickers? How stupid were those?

I’ve always felt people with bumper sticker mentalities are
really stooopid…

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posted onFriday, May 28, 2010 3:15:24 PM
bydragnet2

p>In response, I’d like to point out:

WTF

To: pissant
“He’s got a whole ‘nother cheek free. Maybe he can put McCain on
it. “

No he doesn’t. The other cheek has a cross on it. His
lips
are no good either, because those are reserved for zero’s crotch.

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posted onFriday, May 28, 2010 3:08:34 PM
byspunkets

p>Well, it’s good to see things haven’t changed much at Free
Republic.

Barely repressed homosexuality/rage – check.

Linking
anything they don’t like to Latino culture – check.

Incoherent
ranting and objectification of women – check.

Can I get anOoRah?

To: pissant

OoRah!

LLS

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posted onFriday, May 28, 2010 2:59:55 PM
byLibLieSlayer
( WOLVERINES!)

Thenk yew.

And of course:

To:
pissant

That’s Tina Fey!

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posted onFriday, May 28, 2010 3:04:09 PM
bySlyfox

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