Skip to comments.Dear Sarah, You Don't Need a Title, You Do Need Power
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-Americas 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.
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Why not post it here?
It is too long.
But thank you. I have been posting everyting else in full form here.
It is too long.
Then probably isn’t worth the effort..........
And now you have spyware, trackers and viruses.
Because she didn't feel like it. So THERE!
Jim posted some time ago about bloggers using FR to drive traffic to their blogs. He wasn’t pleased.
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.
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.
The fact remains that FR is not here to be used to drive traffic to a blog.
Agreed! If that ‘is’ the case, then parochial interests are trumping a cause.
It’s not too long, Jeanette.
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.
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. Were 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 thats fine by me.
The whole thing is at the link.
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.
Use broad brushes much?
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?
So FR is the ONLY front in the idea war with liberalism? That's seems kind parochial and even arrogant.
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?
Lots of info in that thread.
I will ask you again, why is it so hard to comply with the "no excerpting" request?
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.
It depends. Cain, yes. Perry, no.
So a good blogger shares your opinions and a bad one does not?
WHY IS IT SO HARD TO COMPLY WITH THE "NO EXCERPTING" REQUEST?
because it’s a free country.
I dont care who we're talking about, this makes me bristle. Yeech.
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.
FR is privately owned.
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.
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.
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......
Very arrogant statement to make, when there are actually.
Then why are you on FR and not posting elsewhere? Hm? Because FR IS the premiere conservative site on the net.
Why are you getting so upset because I disagree with you.
You haven’t answered the question: WHY IS IT SO HARD TO COMPLY WITH THE “NO EXCERPTING” REQUEST?
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?
There you go shouting again at me. Why?
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?
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!
That does seem to be the case.
And you STILL have not answered the question.
Why do the two of you object to asking a blogger not to 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.
And my Post 10 : Jim posted some time ago about bloggers using FR to drive traffic to their blogs. He wasnt pleased.
If Jim has a right to set the rules then bloggers should not be excerpting and this conversation is over.
Not guilty? The thread doesn’t even have pictures!
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