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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
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.
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.
If you are looking for hate, you won’t find much here.
Now I remember why I stopped watching the spin zone
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Welcome to FR!
What?........ this isn’t in Breaking News while you run get a shower?....... sheesh
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.
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.
I would have posted this to chat. But then again I’ve never completely understood what the smoky back room is supposed to be.
You’re not Jim Shear of Baltimore radio are you?
Think of it as FR's detention room for threads.
Speaking of which, check out who has is getting ready to put a double barreled shotgun to the head of the NY Times.
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.
First post a vanity! Usually first post is a response to something on an existing thread.
Have you been depantsed yet (and have had your pants run up on the flagpole)?
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.
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!
Welcome to FR..!!!!!!!..... Now you can cancel your newspaper and stop watching BOR....!!!!!........Jim Robinson runs a good forum here!!!..........
Don’t get scared. Things can get a little rough here, especially for a newbie.
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.
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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.
Welcome to Free Republic.
That was really pithy. LOL
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.
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)
O’Reilly said something about FreeRepublic? What did he say?
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.
Stop by the Canteen and look around as well. Something different every night. BTW Canteen is the keyword to search on.
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”
Welcome !! :^D
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