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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the KKK – getting in Dutch edition

I’m going to have to hire some staff.

The “Obsession” post today after this one was written first, but then this thing happened, and Ms. A gave me permission to post both. So – bonus “Obsession” today.

The Freeper stupidity just keeps coming and coming and coming.

This thread, however, is……………..special.

Car Runs into Crowd at White Nationalist Protest in Charlottesville Virginia [BREAKING NEWS]
US News Today ^ | Aug 12, 2017 | US News Today

Posted on 8/12/2017, 1:49:17 PM by dragnet2

Car plows into protesters during clashes at Unite the Right rally. Car Runs into Crowd at White Supremacist Protest in Charlottesville Virginia [BREAKING NEWS]

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VIDEO at linkMultiple injuries

1 posted on 8/12/2017, 1:49:17 PM by dragnet2
First reaction is to deny that the murder was intentional:
To: dragnet2

 

Three car wreck at an intersection a block from the site of the protests.
Even the CNN announcers on your link say they don’t know if it was an accident or intentional.

5 posted on 8/12/2017, 1:53:51 PM by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)

To: dragnet2

 

Fox News is wondering if the car sped though the crowd because people were throwing objects at it (as it sped down the street) and that is why the driver was speeding therefore it must have been accidental…..

30 posted on 8/12/2017, 2:06:50 PM by pinkandgreenmom

To: grey_whiskers
Even the CNN announcers on your link say they don’t know if it was an accident or intentional. 

A video just surfaced showing the car driving down the side street as it was being bombarded with bottles, rocks and other debris by peaceful ANTIFA protesters.

In my opinion, it wasn’t intentional, it was self preservation………..

35 posted on 8/12/2017, 2:09:04 PM by Hot Tabasco
SELF DEFENSE !!!
Of course, we all know who’s REALLY behind this :
To: wastoute

 

The Southern Poverty Law Center is up to their beady little racist eyeballs in all of this.

7 posted on 8/12/2017, 1:55:01 PM by digger48

Bless your heart.
Of course, the Freepers have no doubt about the religion of the murderer self-defending patriot :
To: deks

 

Pajamahadeen on the case!

64 posted on 8/12/2017, 2:21:52 PM by silverleaf (We voted for change, not leftover change)

I can hardly wait for the “Allahu Snackbar” comments to start…
To: wastoute

 

Man, those Amish—you let them behind the wheel and all hell breaks loose…

247 posted on 8/12/2017, 3:31:12 PM by American Quilter (President Trump’s making good on his campaign promises–it’s morning in America!)

Close enough.
More below, as the Freeperati try to blame everyone from the Dutch to President Obama…

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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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Bonus Sunday “Obsession” – Freedumb Caucus edition

Sorry to spring this on you folks this quiet Sunday morning, but just – damn.

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Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus
Twitter ^ | March 30, 2017 | Donald Trump

Posted on 3/30/2017, 8:57:15 AM by Tea Party Terrorist

“The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!” – Donald Trump

1 posted on 3/30/2017, 8:57:15 AM by Tea Party Terrorist
Well.
This should be interesting.
To: Tea Party Terrorist

 

He is getting very bad advice. Does he think conservatives voted for him so he could cave to the RINOs who did not? He is killing his chances to hold the House next year.

3 posted on 3/30/2017, 8:59:13 AM by txrefugee

It’s not advice.
It’s him. It’s the way he is, and the way he’s always been.
They made him look foolish, so they must pay.
To: Tea Party Terrorist

 

Super-sized mistake , if an accurate report. IMO, unimaginable.

5 posted on 3/30/2017, 9:00:01 AM by faithhopecharity (“Politicans are not born, they’re excreted.” — Marcus Tillius Cicero)

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To: faithhopecharity

 

If an accurate report??????????

It’s a tweet. Word for frickin word.

11 posted on 3/30/2017, 9:02:16 AM by KyCats

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To: faithhopecharity

 

He tweeted it this morning. I almost fell over. This is nuts.

10 posted on 3/30/2017, 9:01:56 AM by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)

To: Tea Party Terrorist

 

News Flash: Trump is a populist, not a conservative.

26 posted on 3/30/2017, 9:05:41 AM by rayvd

Actually, according to his poll numbers, he’s a un-populist.
I think this next one is my favourite :
To: momincombatboots

 

Trump is just being true to his real nature – a self-centered big-mouthed New York leftist. The angst around here as Trump continues to reveal himself for what he really is will be something to behold.

9 posted on 3/30/2017, 10:45:04 AM by liberty_lvr (My personal likes and dislikes are totally irrelevant to the salvation of this nation.)

I seem to be detecting some buyer’s remorse here…or maybe just angst in their pants.
To: davikkm

 

Trump really screwed up with this one. The Guys in the Freedom Caucus are in very “Safe” Districts. His threat is only going to be greeted with laughs. I am a trump supporter, but sometimes I wish he would run his proposed Tweets by some of his staff before he cranks them out. Ronald Reagan had an eleventh Commandment about not talking ill of fellow Republicans. Trump would do well to remember that.

18 posted on 3/30/2017, 10:51:25 AM by Old Retired Army Guy (frequently.)

To: faithhopecharity

The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!
@realDonaldTrump – 9:07 AM – 30 Mar 2017

It’s real alright.

Unwise, to be polite about it. “Real stupid” to be more blunt, and to be frank about it, he’s starting to piss me off.

53 posted on 3/30/2017, 9:11:12 AM by Cboldt
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Get used to disappointment” edition

Sorry about playing hooky last Monday, good people – was more than a little under the weather.  Also, I had to wash my hair, and didn’t have a thing to wear.

Also, this edition of “Obsession” is going to be a “The Darnold”-free zone, because – feet of clay.

Let’s start with O’Keefe does it again!

Live: James O’Keefe Press Conference
Periscope ^

Posted on 2/23/2017, 9:13:01 AM by TigerClaws

Live Presser.

1 posted on 2/23/2017, 9:13:01 AM by TigerClaws
Oh yes – O’Keefe, the human clickbait.  Is it time for another startling revelation?
To: TigerClaws

CNN’s starting to sweat…

5 posted on 2/23/2017, 9:16:27 AM by GOPJ (What is called “Fake News” is actually deliberate and coordinated disinformation –Freeper detective)

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To: TigerClaws

Don Lemon squirming in his lace panties…

14 posted on 2/23/2017, 9:21:42 AM by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.)

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Just in case you’re wondering what the Freeperati are all het up about:

Conservative Activist James O’Keefe To Release CNN Tapes
AP ^ | 02/23/17

Posted on 2/23/2017, 7:37:05 AM by Enlightened1

NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative activist James O’Keefe has announced plans to release recordings Thursday morning that he says were made secretly inside CNN.

O’Keefe tells the network in an interview that the media is a “huge target” of his and he’s targeting CNN specifically because it “has a very important role as an arbiter of news.”

So – it’s time for the big reveal that will bring the Commie News Network (wait, aren’t commies supposed to be the good guys now?) to its KNEES!!

To: TigerClaws
Site appears to have crashed.

Either a WHOLE LOT of people are trying to get on, or the Deep State has launched a cyberattack.

6 posted on 2/23/2017, 9:16:41 AM by Buckeye McFrog

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bachmanncorndog
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Um, he said “Deep State”, not “Deep Throat”.
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To: Columbo

$10,000 bounty??? WOO-HOO!!!

18 posted on 2/23/2017, 9:26:44 AM by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark…www.siameserescue.com)

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Wow.  That’s  enough for the down payment on a used car!
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trumpdrevil
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To: TigerClaws

Not too earthshaking. It’s from 2009 I think. We’ll have to see what the rest of it shows.

20 posted on 2/23/2017, 9:27:36 AM by CarolAnn

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To: Buckeye McFrog

Did I also hear that the tapes are from 2009? Won’t have much bearing on Trump if that’s the case.

21 posted on 2/23/2017, 9:29:04 AM by RoosterRedux

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To: TigerClaws

Nobody you have ever heard of from 2009, this might be one of his overhypes

24 posted on2/23/2017, 9:32:38 AM by Emergencyawesome

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YaThink
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To: Emergencyawesome

Me thinks O’Keefe has over-promised and under-delivered again.

27 posted on 2/23/2017, 9:34:33 AM by SpeedyInTexas

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banhimokeefebinladen

To: Emergencyawesome

Seems like weak sauce. I bet Hannity is POd that Keefe overhyped it on his show.

36 posted on 2/23/2017, 9:40:26 AM by over3Owithabrain

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Oh, if you think this is not-so-awesome sauce, just wait until you see what El Rushbo has in store for you – if you dare to read more…..
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati -GOP convention crap-up.

Mercy.  Talk about some punch in a turdbowl?

I’ll put it this way – I got a phone call from the Quicken Loans Arena asking if I could lease them some of our ISO room clean-up gear for afterwards.

In Freeperville?  They’re getting right to the important stuff!

It’s – Plagarism for thee, but not for me!

Melania Trump speech appears to plagiarize Michelle Obama
The Hill ^ | /19/16 | Lisa Hagen

Posted on ‎7‎/‎18‎/‎2016‎ ‎11‎:‎39‎:‎43‎ ‎PM by Typical_Whitey

Melania Trump’s highly anticipated speech at the Republican National Convention Monday night appears to have nearly copied a paragraph from Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

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Media is attacking Melania Trump.
1 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2016‎ ‎11‎:‎39‎:‎43‎ ‎PM by Typical_Whitey
And by “attacking”, he means “reporting the news”.
And love your handle, BTW.

To: Typical_Whitey

 

Give me a ******* break!!! Idiots.

5 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2016‎ ‎11‎:‎41‎:‎44‎ ‎PM by FlingWingFlyer (Let’s Make Our Founding Documents Great Again!)

I’m sorry, sir – you’re stuck here for the duration of the Freepathon.  Which never ends.
To: Typical_Whitey
I’ll bet anyone a beer that this paragraph has appeared in spouses convention remarks since the turn of the century.
6 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2016‎ ‎11‎:‎41‎:‎45‎ ‎PM by JohnBrowdie
So it’s exactly like every other spouses’ convention speech?
To: arl295

Mooch said she was never proud of USA

Melania said the USA is the greatest

Doesn’t sound like the same speech at all.

8 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2016‎ ‎11‎:‎42‎:‎31‎ ‎PM by Zenjitsuman (Y)

So it’s NOT exactly like every other spouses’ convention speech?

 

To: Coronal

It’s plagiarism. Yeah Obama and Biden did it too but this is politically devastating given the timing and the setting.

18 posted on 7‎/‎18‎/‎2016‎ ‎11‎:‎46‎:‎26‎ ‎PM by over3Owithabrain

BanHimTrump
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Of course, the only good defense is a good offense :

‘JUST WORDS’: OBAMA ’08 RIPS LINES FROM DEVAL PATRICK… TWICE… youtube.com ^ | Feb 19, 2008 Posted on 7‎/‎19‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎14‎:‎19‎ ‎AM by Helicondelta

Deval Patrick’s speech in Worcester, MA on 6/3/06.

Barack Obama’s speech in South Carolina on 11/2/07.

1 posted on 7‎/‎19‎/‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎14‎:‎19‎ ‎AM by Helicondelta
HeDidItTooCrying
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Beck-Ola 2009

It seems to be 9/12 sign day here at First Draft. My post was finished and waiting in the bullpen beforeAthenae threw that hard slider so I added this wee intro. This group blogging thing is harder than it looks.

Speaking of groups: The original Beck-Olawas a 1969 elpee (you know, one of those round black vinyl doohickeys with a hole in the middle) by the Jeff Beck Group whereon the guitar god was joined by Rod Stewart and Ron Wood to make some heavy blooze rock.<cue power chords>Beck essentially created the template for Led Zeppelin and countless others but was too restless to cash in. BUT that’s not the Beck-Ola in question, it’s my pet name for the Glenn Beck inspired hootenanny (hate-enanny?) they had in Washington last weekend.

There are some pretty remarkable Beck-Ola 2009 photos floating around the internets this week. Most are your common garden variety Obama is a Hitlerite Commie Fascist dictator who wants to take your guns away and force your womenfolk to have abortions. My favorite is below and it’s rather inventive; presenting an unlikely trinity of Stalin, Mugabe and Obama:

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I stumbled onto the picture on a Flickr page dubbed theNineTwelve Photos photostream. They have all sorts of zany pictures of Paultards, Freeperazzi and other assorted nutjobs at the demonstration. These are, of course, the folks who some in the MSM keep assuring us are just ordinary Joes who are angry but NOT bigots; a point amply supported by this comment on this picture at Flickr:

“Mugabe is a NEGRO and so is BARACK OBAMA and
they’re both COMMUNISTS just like STALIN so
you’d better watch out, Dems – you’re not
fooling ANYBODY with your NEO-STALINIST
MUGABE PUPPET REGIME.”

Maybe not.

Hmm, this explains so much: my cravings for borscht, ballet and hyperinflation in particular. We’re all Neo-Stalinist Mugabe-ites. Who knew?

Well, at least the marchers aren’t sexist, he said in a voice dripping with sarcasm, but their anti-Three Stooges bias really ticks me off

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It’s time to bring this exercise in semi-coherent thought full circle and back to the Jeff Beck Group. I don’t know about you but contemplating Beck-Ola 2009 has got me all shook up:

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