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Posted on 08/04/2007 11:36:03 AM PDT by Jim Shear

This will be my first post here. After watching The O'Rielly Factor the other night and seeing how he broadsided the host here I thought I must come and visit. I thought what O'Rielly did was a little dishonest, so here I am. I hope I posted this in the right forum so please excuse me while I browse around more and get my footing...Jim


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: gnub

1 posted on 08/04/2007 11:36:10 AM PDT by Jim Shear
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To: Jim Shear
Hello, and welcome. I hope you enjoy yourself, I hope you learn a lot (I always do), and I hope you have fun. Freepers are some of the most well informed, witty and compassionate people that I know. I am proud and pleased to call them FRiends.
2 posted on 08/04/2007 11:42:18 AM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: Jim Shear

Welcome, Jim. Hope to hear more from you. This really is the BEST site for conservative thinkers..Let me know if you need help navigating.
Nancyvideo


3 posted on 08/04/2007 11:44:44 AM PDT by nancyvideo (nancyvideo)
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To: Jim Shear
Welcome to the FR!


4 posted on 08/04/2007 11:44:56 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Jim Shear

Welcome to FR!

Good call on O’Really?

His “No Spin Zone” used to have a few of us dazed and impressed... and we have since wisened up as have you.

Might I recomend a few ping lists.

Friday silliness thread (user Lucky9teen)- Break from politics

Pookie18 ‘s Daily Toons- Politics in a nice, Bambi-eyed format

Anything from user SunkenCiv- Historical/educational(schooling, archaeology, string theory)

There’s many many others, and these are just my big ones.


5 posted on 08/04/2007 11:45:18 AM PDT by MacDorcha (We have been at war with this mindset since before the Socratic method was borne.)
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To: Jim Shear

Welcome!


6 posted on 08/04/2007 11:47:18 AM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: socialismisinsidious

If you are looking for hate, you won’t find much here.


7 posted on 08/04/2007 11:55:35 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: Jim Shear

Now I remember why I stopped watching the spin zone

W T FR


8 posted on 08/04/2007 11:58:07 AM PDT by vigilante2 (Thank You Troops)
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To: Jim Shear

Welcome to FR!


9 posted on 08/04/2007 12:46:15 PM PDT by Halls (Vote for a Constitutionalist!!!!!!)
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To: Jim Shear

What?........ this isn’t in Breaking News while you run get a shower?....... sheesh

Welcome.........


10 posted on 08/04/2007 12:48:43 PM PDT by deport ( Cue Spooky Music...)
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To: Jim Shear

Welcome.


11 posted on 08/04/2007 12:54:47 PM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: Jim Shear

Hello, and welcome! O’Reilly USED Free Republic to suit his little “fair and balanced, no spin zone” routine—as you will quickly see. And the mods are ever-present here. Pith on O’Reilly.


12 posted on 08/04/2007 12:58:22 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: Jim Shear
Welcome aboard!

As one who has been here almost from the beginning, I feel it my duty to inform you that looking for the sort of thing Bill imagines he found here is much like looking for pork in pork n beens! It will be VERY hard to find.

13 posted on 08/04/2007 1:01:57 PM PDT by Bigun (IRS sucks @getridof it.com)
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To: Jim Shear
Welcome.

I would have posted this to chat. But then again I’ve never completely understood what the smoky back room is supposed to be.

14 posted on 08/04/2007 1:02:33 PM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: Jim Shear
IB4TZ!

Just kidding.

15 posted on 08/04/2007 1:03:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Jim Shear

You’re not Jim Shear of Baltimore radio are you?


16 posted on 08/04/2007 1:03:21 PM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: Vision
But then again I’ve never completely understood what the smoky back room is supposed to be.

Think of it as FR's detention room for threads.

17 posted on 08/04/2007 1:03:53 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Vision; abb; Lead Moderator
I’ve never completely understood what the smoky back room is supposed to be.

It's for 'cue spooky music' threads and for unsubstantiated rumors like what's published in the NY Times.
18 posted on 08/04/2007 1:09:40 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Speaking of which, check out who has is getting ready to put a double barreled shotgun to the head of the NY Times.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1876399/posts


19 posted on 08/04/2007 1:12:34 PM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: Jim Shear

I hate you.

Okay, now that we have that out of the way, check out some of the informative and just plain fun threads. If you have high speed connection the Canteen threads are a blast. Graphics intensive and slow loading, but some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

You should read the Statement By Our Founder on the home page. It lays out his views and the direction he wants his forum to go. He’s a great guy, and chances are you’ll agree with most of his views.

Happy FReeping!


20 posted on 08/04/2007 1:18:12 PM PDT by LilAngel (No blood for quislings)
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To: Jim Shear

First post a vanity! Usually first post is a response to something on an existing thread.


21 posted on 08/04/2007 1:20:39 PM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: Jim Shear
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22 posted on 08/04/2007 1:26:38 PM PDT by b4its2late (When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.)
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To: Jim Shear
You have to be inititated.

Have you been depantsed yet (and have had your pants run up on the flagpole)?

23 posted on 08/04/2007 2:08:32 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Jim Shear
Welcome!
24 posted on 08/04/2007 2:11:30 PM PDT by humblegunner (Word up!)
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To: Vision

Holy cow thanks to all for the replies, I really did not expect that much of a welcome. No I am not Jim Shear of Baltimore radio. Jim Shear is strictly a screen name. I am just a guy looking for a good conservative site to have some honest and like thinking discussions. Looks like this might be the place as soon as I learn to navigate a little better. Big site. Thanks again to all for the welcome.


25 posted on 08/04/2007 2:17:26 PM PDT by Jim Shear
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To: ClaireSolt
?? I think you misposted, or maybe mispinged ; )
26 posted on 08/04/2007 2:23:27 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: Jim Shear

Hey you’re welcome. We’re all brothers and sisters here. Some of the debates here are pretty heated and you’ll get your share of flames but don’t take it personally. It’s all good G!


27 posted on 08/04/2007 3:11:07 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Jim Shear; Jim Robinson

Welcome to FR..!!!!!!!..... Now you can cancel your newspaper and stop watching BOR....!!!!!........Jim Robinson runs a good forum here!!!..........


28 posted on 08/04/2007 3:29:06 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Vet===Fairness Doctrine for TV First!!!!!.....I'Am With Fred)
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To: Jim Shear

Welcome!


29 posted on 08/04/2007 6:04:37 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (...till pity is become a trade, and generosity a science that makes men rich...)
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To: Jim Shear

Don’t get scared. Things can get a little rough here, especially for a newbie.


30 posted on 08/04/2007 6:14:31 PM PDT by Bryan
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To: Jim Shear
Big site. Thanks again to all for the welcome.

On an average day, over 2,000 people post here -- based on the number of unique IP addresses used -- and thousands more are "lurking," or reading the threads without posting.

At election time, those numbers can quadruple.

No other discussion board on the Internet even comes close to those numbers -- liberal, conservative or anywhere in between. Yeah, this is the big time.

Welcome aboard.

31 posted on 08/04/2007 6:17:22 PM PDT by Bryan
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To: Jim Shear
Welcome aboard!
Thought you might need some help here are some posting guidelines and lexicon help good luck!!
HTML Help Threads for Newbies
(And Anyone Else Who Needs It)






32 posted on 08/06/2007 1:22:10 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (Courage is not the lack of fear it is acting in spite of it<><)
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To: Jim Shear

Welcome to FR Jim!

I’ve never seen a first post in the Smoky Backroom, but it shows good judgement compared to posting in Breaking News and getting the FR equivalent of an atomic wedgie.


33 posted on 08/06/2007 1:26:08 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Jim Shear

Welcome to Free Republic.


34 posted on 08/06/2007 8:52:25 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: Clara Lou

That was really pithy. LOL


35 posted on 08/07/2007 3:39:28 PM PDT by papasmurf (<<<<< Click there to see my dogs! Oh, and I have FRed one liners, too.)
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To: papasmurf

Well, I was feeling pretty pithy. O’R really crossed the line. I quite watching him quite sometime back. Now I know he’s prepared “fudge” for his ratings. He’s no better than politicians.


36 posted on 08/07/2007 4:47:24 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Jim Shear

Welcome, home.......


37 posted on 08/07/2007 4:48:48 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Jim Shear

Welcome aboard!


38 posted on 08/08/2007 10:27:22 AM PDT by beltfed308 (Rudy: When you absolutely,positively need a liberal for President.)
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To: Jim Shear

Welcome to FR. Pull up a chair. In the meantime I’m gonna go take a shower. Call me if you see a host over the sun ;o)


39 posted on 08/08/2007 10:31:02 AM PDT by 4CJ (Annoy a liberal, honour Christians and our gallant Confederate dead)
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To: Jim Shear

O’Reilly said something about FreeRepublic? What did he say?


40 posted on 08/09/2007 9:08:36 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Bryan; Jim Shear
On an average day, over 2,000 people post here

More like 2,000 per 3 hours.

Welcome to FR, Jim Shear.


Ironic that BOR's rant and attack on FR will undoubtedly increase our numbers. Ironic, and fitting.
Our power intensifies.
41 posted on 08/09/2007 9:15:17 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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Welcome Jim, after you’ve reached 250 posts without incident you’ll be directed to the REAL Free Republic where we all hate blacks, gays, and immigrants freely.
No need to ask anything further, when the time comes, the proper people will contact YOU.


42 posted on 08/09/2007 9:20:43 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Jim Shear

Welcome!.

Stop by the Canteen and look around as well. Something different every night. BTW Canteen is the keyword to search on.


43 posted on 08/11/2007 5:37:36 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Jim Shear

Welcome to Free Republic!

I remember my first post here too. It was on some thread about the G8 Summit. It was “Putin sure has an ugly car! LOL”


44 posted on 08/19/2007 3:10:50 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (From my fist to Harry Reid's face)
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To: Jim Shear; devolve; potlatch; Fiddlstix; y'all

Welcome !! :^D


45 posted on 08/22/2007 10:18:47 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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