To fellow FReepers coming here wondering where FreeRepublic went, John Robinson says that there's been a mix-up on Verio. They've completely dropped off of the net. You can go to the "backup site" for more info. Click here.
George W. Bush has a few choice nicknames in Iraq. But it's not what you think. In northern Iraq, they've pinned a few affectionate ones onto him. (They can't understand why Europeans are so anxious to see Saddam stay in power.) Among these new nicknames is Abu Jinan, "a pun on 'Father of Jenna'--meaning 'Father of Paradises.'" according to this article on OpinionJournal.com.