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Dear Sarah, You Don't Need a Title, You Do Need Power
Lipstick 2012 ^ | September 29, 2011 | Jeanette Pryor

Posted on 09/29/2011 4:57:12 AM PDT by Jeanette Pryor

On March 21, 2010, in opposition to more than 60% of Americans, Obamacare, precursor to Socialized Medicine and Tombstone of our free-market economy, passed in the U.S. House by seven votes. The bill reconciling the two versions passed the House at 11:58 PM that same awful day of anguish by only nine votes. It was not the titles of those seven and nine that pushed an unwilling America towards ruin, it was their power.

In 2009 Rick Santelli, gave voice to working-America’s rage. Since he first roused us to the New Boston Tea Party, great conservatives from New York to California rallied as never before and, reveling in their dearth of titles, set the country on fire, redirected the debate, and reasserted the first principles upon which our Nation was founded.

In spite of this unprecedented tsunami of opposition, on that day in March, Nancy Pelosi leeringly sashayed past thousands of protestors, clutching the gavel of power.

Our indignation mattered not. Our clever signs counted for naught. Our honored troops, flags, anthems, and rediscovered Constitution were powerless to stop that gavel from crushing We the People.

Instinctively, conservatives turned all their energy to November 2010. Republicans who leached a royal life off kick-backs, who had all but fossilized in their seats in House and Senate, crumbled in primaries that put all Washington on notice, “The Time of Pillaging is done.”

(Excerpt) Read more at lipstick2012.wordpress.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; gop2012; palin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 09/29/2011 4:57:24 AM PDT by Jeanette Pryor
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To: Jeanette Pryor
(Excerpt) Read more at lipstick2012.wordpress.com ...

Why not post it here?

2 posted on 09/29/2011 5:00:19 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner

It is too long.

But thank you. I have been posting everyting else in full form here.


3 posted on 09/29/2011 5:02:49 AM PDT by Jeanette Pryor
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To: Jeanette Pryor
Free Republic is not here for the purpose of driving traffic to your blog. If you wrote it, post all of it for discussion.
4 posted on 09/29/2011 5:04:16 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Jeanette Pryor

It is too long.

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Then probably isn’t worth the effort..........


5 posted on 09/29/2011 5:10:02 AM PDT by deport
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To: Rational Thought; kara2008; Immerito; Students4Palin; Ladysmith; EnglishCon; thouworm; ...

(((((PING)))))


6 posted on 09/29/2011 5:12:00 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Jeanette Pryor
I visited your blog just to piss off the Thread Police.

:)

7 posted on 09/29/2011 5:15:31 AM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: McGruff

And now you have spyware, trackers and viruses.


8 posted on 09/29/2011 5:17:15 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: humblegunner
Why not post it here?

Because she didn't feel like it. So THERE!

9 posted on 09/29/2011 5:19:59 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Jim posted some time ago about bloggers using FR to drive traffic to their blogs. He wasn’t pleased.


10 posted on 09/29/2011 5:21:59 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Jeanette Pryor

I didn’t mind going to your blog. Your article is heartfelt. I do, however, feel that the Tea Party battle is far from over. As long as the MSM castigates, impugns, and insults it members and vision, the Tea Party is viable.


11 posted on 09/29/2011 5:22:22 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Well, you’ve got good bloggers and you’ve got bad bloggers. And Jeanette is one of the good bloggers. And quite frankly, the official hostility from on high has driven off some other good bloggers who were also good FReepers. It’s self-defeating in the overall battle for Conservatism.


12 posted on 09/29/2011 5:24:38 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

The fact remains that FR is not here to be used to drive traffic to a blog.


13 posted on 09/29/2011 5:32:29 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Agreed! If that ‘is’ the case, then parochial interests are trumping a cause.


14 posted on 09/29/2011 5:35:43 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Sarah Palin and whomever.)
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To: Jeanette Pryor

It’s not too long, Jeanette.


15 posted on 09/29/2011 5:36:56 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Wanna confuse obama? Ask him his REAL name.)
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To: Jeanette Pryor

IT'S NOW OR NEVER!


16 posted on 09/29/2011 5:37:37 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Sarah Palin and whomever.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
The fact remains that FR is not here to be used to drive traffic to a blog.

So FR is more important than the greater cause?

17 posted on 09/29/2011 5:47:15 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
So FR is more important than the greater cause?

For most bloggers, the "greater cause" is HITS.

So yes, FR is more important than some blogger's ad revenue.

18 posted on 09/29/2011 5:55:37 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
FR is more important than a blog.

Post 522 _ JimRob

Excerpt: I have no complaint if a good conservative blogger posts his own material to FR, not as an excerpt to drive hits and discussion back to his blog, but rather to impart useful information to OUR readers and to promote and join in on the discussion and conservative activism HERE on FR.

But unless we say otherwise your blog material should be posted to our bloggers forum and it would be best if you do not excerpt your own material and if you would actually join in on the discussion here on FR. We’re not really that interested in driving OUR traffic to YOUR blog. But if our readers see that you post useful information then they might start reading your site and that’s fine by me.

The whole thing is at the link.

19 posted on 09/29/2011 6:01:52 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
FR is more important than a blog.

Well, that wasn't what I asked. But in my opinion, and it is MY opinion, the Conservative blogs represent a key front in the war of ideas against liberalism, and are one of the driving forces within the greater TEA Party movement. Therefore, I think that at least the reputable blogs should be encouraged and not scorned.

My opinion. That's all.

20 posted on 09/29/2011 6:13:08 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: humblegunner
For most bloggers, the "greater cause" is HITS.

Use broad brushes much?

21 posted on 09/29/2011 6:14:20 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
The battle has always been here, on FR. It has never been on a blog.

Blogs are allowed on FR. But they are NOT allowed to use FR for hits. All they have to do is comply and not excerpt. Why is that so hard?

22 posted on 09/29/2011 6:15:47 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
The battle has always been here, on FR. It has never been on a blog.

So FR is the ONLY front in the idea war with liberalism? That's seems kind parochial and even arrogant.

23 posted on 09/29/2011 6:19:18 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Use broad brushes much?

Yes. It's a great time saver.

And Jeanette is one of the good bloggers

If she was pushing Perry or Cain instead of Palin, would she still be good?

Or do you define "good" as sharing your preference?

24 posted on 09/29/2011 6:20:08 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Where was that blog during the Clinton mess? FR has been the forefront of the battle for 15 years.

Happy 15th Anniversary FreeRepublic.com! Established September 23, 1996

Lots of info in that thread.

I will ask you again, why is it so hard to comply with the "no excerpting" request?

25 posted on 09/29/2011 6:25:00 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Where was that blog during the Clinton mess? FR has been the forefront of the battle for 15 years.

You're still dodging the question...why must FR be the ONLY front. It might have been the first news forum of its kind, BUT that was 15 years ago and the internet and mass communications technology have changed dramatically, enabling others to follow in FR's foot steps.

I thought we were all in the war together. But I guess not.

26 posted on 09/29/2011 6:32:36 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: humblegunner

It depends. Cain, yes. Perry, no.


27 posted on 09/29/2011 6:33:34 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

So a good blogger shares your opinions and a bad one does not?


28 posted on 09/29/2011 6:35:22 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
This is ridiculous.

WHY IS IT SO HARD TO COMPLY WITH THE "NO EXCERPTING" REQUEST?

29 posted on 09/29/2011 6:35:36 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: humblegunner

because it’s a free country.


30 posted on 09/29/2011 6:38:44 AM PDT by Dick Tater
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To: Jeanette Pryor
You Do Need Power

I dont care who we're talking about, this makes me bristle. Yeech.

31 posted on 09/29/2011 6:39:52 AM PDT by Dick Tater
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To: humblegunner
So a good blogger shares your opinions and a bad one does not?

No...a good blogger is truly Conservative and out fighting for the greater cause. A bad blogger is not Conservative, but only trying to exploit the medium.

And Perry is not Conservative. Cain is.

32 posted on 09/29/2011 6:43:52 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Dick Tater

FR is privately owned.


33 posted on 09/29/2011 6:45:19 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
This is ridiculous.

Not ridiculous. I'm challenging your assertion or implication that FR is the only online front in the war for Conservatism and that Conservative bloggers don't matter.

34 posted on 09/29/2011 6:46:03 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Dick Tater
I dont care who we're talking about, this makes me bristle. Yeech.

Unfortunately, it's the harsh truth. Nothing gets changed or stopped unless someone actually has the power to do it. Talk just doesn't cut it.

35 posted on 09/29/2011 6:48:05 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Answer the question: WHY IS IT SO HARD TO COMPLY WITH THE "NO EXCERPTING" REQUEST?

The answer to YOUR question is obvious. Why do bloggers come here to get hits and pimp their blog? Because there IS no other place like FR.

Now you answer why it's so hard to comply with an easy request of no excerpting......

36 posted on 09/29/2011 6:49:20 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Because there IS no other place like FR.

Very arrogant statement to make, when there are actually.

37 posted on 09/29/2011 6:52:02 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Then why are you on FR and not posting elsewhere? Hm? Because FR IS the premiere conservative site on the net.


38 posted on 09/29/2011 6:54:55 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
FR is not the only Conservative community I belong to, and I do post elsewhere.

Why are you getting so upset because I disagree with you.

39 posted on 09/29/2011 6:59:58 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

You haven’t answered the question: WHY IS IT SO HARD TO COMPLY WITH THE “NO EXCERPTING” REQUEST?


40 posted on 09/29/2011 7:02:23 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

You challenged FR’s right to request bloggers not excerpt. Why? And you haven’t answered; WHY IS IT SO HARD TO COMPLY WITH THE “NO EXCERPTING” REQUEST?


41 posted on 09/29/2011 7:03:44 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

There you go shouting again at me. Why?


42 posted on 09/29/2011 7:04:02 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: DJ MacWoW
You challenged FR’s right to request bloggers not excerpt.

No, not at all. FR is private property and the boss can set up any rule or guideline he wants.

But I am challenging your arrogant assertion that FR is the ONLY front in the online war for Conservatism when it is clearly not.

Again, why are you getting so angry?

43 posted on 09/29/2011 7:06:35 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Jeanette Pryor
Seems JP you are on trial by those who have appointed themselves a jury of your peers, so I have selected myself to be on your jury. I have heard the charges against you, visited your blog and considered the facts. Although there are cases of abusers using FR to drive traffic to their blog, you are not one of them.

I find the charges against you to be trumped up and false, with the appearance of being rooted in jealousy.

I vote NOT GUILTY and no amount of misguided reasoning from your accusers, will change my vote. You win they lose.

Carry on Soldier!

44 posted on 09/29/2011 7:07:22 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: PoloSec
...with the appearance of being rooted in jealousy.

That does seem to be the case.

45 posted on 09/29/2011 7:08:36 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Your posts on this thread were a defense of bloggers and challenging FR's right to request bloggers not excerpt. Now you're backpeddaling.

And you STILL have not answered the question.

46 posted on 09/29/2011 7:15:53 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; PoloSec
If that were the case why is she advertising her blog on FR? Because by excerpting, that is what she's doing.

Why do the two of you object to asking a blogger not to excerpt?

47 posted on 09/29/2011 7:17:30 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Your posts on this thread were a defense of bloggers and challenging FR's right to request bloggers not excerpt.

The second part of your statement here is untrue. Point to me my exact words where I have actually challenged the boss' right to set whatever rules he wants for bloggers. You can't because I didn't.

But I do think that the thread police are way too zealous in attacking all bloggers who post here, and its is counterproductive to the movement. We should all be working together, and not staking out turf, which is what you are doing.

48 posted on 09/29/2011 7:21:14 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Back to my Post 4 : Free Republic is not here for the purpose of driving traffic to your blog. If you wrote it, post all of it for discussion.

And my Post 10 : Jim posted some time ago about bloggers using FR to drive traffic to their blogs. He wasn’t pleased.

You challenged that in your Post 12 and Post 17

If Jim has a right to set the rules then bloggers should not be excerpting and this conversation is over.

49 posted on 09/29/2011 7:27:58 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: PoloSec

Not guilty? The thread doesn’t even have pictures!

(/s)

Cheers,
Jim


50 posted on 09/29/2011 7:32:34 AM PDT by gymbeau (All the other presidential candidates are Palin' compared to Sarah.)
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