Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Free Republic on CPAC: "HomoCon"

Fresh of the heels of their enlightened discussion on race, Free Republic is out to set the bar a little higher with their reflections on CPAC. The name of the thread, no joke, is:

"The HomoCon Tipping Point: Why CPAC Was a Milestone Weekend for Gays"

The OP is a repost from another site which actually supported gay participation in CPAC, but the replies are pure Freep. I'm not going to repost any of them here because... well, only so much filth will fit on our front page at any given time.

Which brings me to a question- I think it might be time to reevaluate Field Trips. Since I started posting them, Free Republic has changed in a lot of ways. The combination of Obama winning, the rise of the Tea Party movement legitimizing their more extreme positions, and the ongoing economic downturn have all contributed to a far more openly racist, sexist, and homophobic Free Republic. Their threads have gone from amusingly crazy to a race to the bottom, seeing which post is the first to break out the n-bomb, or the f-bomb in regards to gays, or any number of slurs for Muslims.

With that in mind, I'm going to stop featuring Free Republic on here for the same reason I don't post StormFront threads- hate sites are very predictable in their content. We pretty much know what they're going to say.

So- is anyone interested in Field Trips to ResistNet/Ace of Spades/other major conservative sites? Or should we retire this feature for a bit?


  1. very ironic post given your stance on homosexual native americans.

  2. I see your point about the free republic, and it makes sense to branch out elsewhere.

    Don't really know much about Ace of Spades, but the paranoia and insanity at resistnet seems to set them apart as far as hilariousness goes. I looked over there the other day, and found the craziest diagram I've ever seen, something about obama bowing to the saudis leading to glenn beck not liking the birthers. I'll post it soon.

    It's always fun to check out redstate, since they seem to have the mantle as the most mainstream of these conservative blogs, and because sadlyno has done a great job of photoshoping Erick "Son of Erick" Erickson.