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Taking a Break from FR (Vanity)
12/05/09 | Me

Posted on 12/05/2009 2:02:24 PM PST by Awestruck

This is no emo swan song, so please don't take it as such.

I'm starting to see things in certain kinds of "conservatives" that I don't like.. things that the left is accusing us of turning into truths.. like knee jerk reactionism... like hate for the sake of hate...like judging people not on their character but on their appearance... like supporting the government even when its wrong as long as its Republicans running the farm.. like following straight party lines in all things... i.e. "republicans are always right, democrats are always wrong..".. I've done a lot of growing in the past 2 years.. and I've learned some things.. I understand more of the reasons why conservatives and christians tend to get villified.. its not our message that's wrong..its the way we spread it to others sometimes... My own philosophy is this: I am a Christian, who believes in the worthiness of innocent human life, minimal government, self sufficiency, strong penalties for strong crimes, legalizing drugs, gambling, and prostitution (which does not mean I support it but don't think they should be criminal activities), I believe in the importance of giving what we can to help our fellow man, I believe that the "justice system" in this country is flawed and broken, I believe that we should associate with all types of people, just as Jesus did, and not immediately judge people by what they look like, or what political or religious associations they hold, until they prove themselves unworthy of association. I don't believe that government should be involved in any way in ANY relationship issues between (and read this carefully) consenting adults. I am tired of dealing with curmudgeons who will not look at things in a practical, reasonable manner on here, but react straight from the gut level, without any real though associated with it, because that's what liberals do. So I'm taking a break. I'll be back when there's a political action issue that I feel I need to deal with, in the meantime, this is a good place for open debate, and information, and I would encourage others to try it out. But I'm too tired to fight right now.


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1 posted on 12/05/2009 2:02:25 PM PST by Awestruck
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To: Awestruck

“I believe in the importance of giving what we can to help our fellow man.”

Wait til you get your tax bill next year from Obama. You will give PLENTY more so enjoy.


2 posted on 12/05/2009 2:05:08 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: Awestruck

Paragraphs are our friend.


3 posted on 12/05/2009 2:06:37 PM PST by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: Awestruck

It’s probably always a good idea to avoid being who the left thinks we are.


4 posted on 12/05/2009 2:07:39 PM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: Awestruck

OK BYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYE!


5 posted on 12/05/2009 2:09:00 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Where did Dagmar go?)
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To: Awestruck

The Daily Kos may be what you need for your spiritual renewal,.. I mean degeneration.


6 posted on 12/05/2009 2:10:30 PM PST by redstateconfidential (`)
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To: Awestruck

It gets tiresome. Understanding the point of view of others, and your personal reaction to them doesn’t end as a result of staying off this site however. Everyone needs a break and/or change of pace. Enjoy.


7 posted on 12/05/2009 2:10:45 PM PST by allmost
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To: Awestruck

***But I’m too tired to fight right now.***

It happens.

Pleading guilty to snarky comments - snappy retorts and occasional bad taste.

Juvenile rants on Michelle Obama’s fashion crimes, Hilary’s cankles and Chelsea’s parentage....don’t lend intellectual weight to our arguments - but they do relieve the stress.

Conservatives are people too. Frustrated, angry, feeling helpless and wondering why too many of our fellow citizens cannot see what is so obvious.

Sleep it off and come back soon.
sod


8 posted on 12/05/2009 2:11:10 PM PST by sodpoodle (Stop wasting our wealth and start telling the truth.)
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To: Awestruck

Take a break. Have a Merry Christmas. Come back after the first of the year.

The fight will be the same, probably, but you will have recharged your batteries.

It gets to everyone sometimes.


9 posted on 12/05/2009 2:12:15 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Awestruck
Legalizing drugs?

Which ones?

Heroin?

Methamphetamine?

People should look the other way when..A child is raped?

People indulge in sex with animals?

Laws are in place to prevent damage to society and individuals. Some laws are difficult to deal with but don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
10 posted on 12/05/2009 2:12:44 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: Awestruck

“...like supporting the government even when its wrong as long as its Republicans running the farm.. like following straight party lines in all things... i.e. “republicans are always right, democrats are always wrong..”

____________________________________________________________________________________________

You must not have been paying attention. We FReepers have been far more frustrated by RINO’s than Dems. You always know what the democrat will do. That’s a given.


11 posted on 12/05/2009 2:13:14 PM PST by sinanju
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To: Awestruck
Enjoy your time off Awestruck.


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12 posted on 12/05/2009 2:15:06 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Awestruck

I wish you well in your Travels, Grasshopper
May you find Vision to Light your Way

Many who speak on this board, Do so in pain,
Burned themselves by the intensity of their Vision
To see such self inflicted suffering in this World
and to rail, like a Prophet in the Wilderness

Do not Judge them so Unkindly
They mean well, and are of good Heart
Even if their words are often coarse

A personal Benediction to You

Live in Peace
Live in Victory
Know that there is also Love in this World

Return when you can
Recommended reading...
The Pilgrim’s Regress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pilgrim’s_Regress
C.S. Lewis


13 posted on 12/05/2009 2:15:37 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Awestruck

See ya in the morning.....


14 posted on 12/05/2009 2:15:39 PM PST by MountainDad
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To: Awestruck

Damn. That was the wussiest opus I’ve read.


15 posted on 12/05/2009 2:16:15 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

“Damn. That was the wussiest opus I’ve read.”

ROFL.


16 posted on 12/05/2009 2:18:11 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: Awestruck
....like supporting the government even when its wrong as long as its Republicans running the farm.. like following straight party lines in all things... i.e. "republicans are always right, democrats are always wrong.."

Awestruck, sounds like you do need a rest. Reading threads daily here, IMHO most postiing are NOT blindly following a party platform, nor a straight party line. I've also seen kudos to democrats who do the right thing.

It's what you read and what you glean from it - same as watching Fox News or listening to any AM radio talk show. If there are 100 posts on a topic, there is no doubt a bunch of those posts will either raise questions, cast doubts or disagree entirely. It's what makes the world (and FR) go around!

17 posted on 12/05/2009 2:18:18 PM PST by MamaDearest (KaChing for KaNivers in KaRupt, KliMate,KonTroversy)
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To: Awestruck
legalizing drugs, gambling, and prostitution

Gambling is legal,as far as drugs,I forget,man I got the munchies,prostitution,I wouldn't do it.

18 posted on 12/05/2009 2:19:25 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: Awestruck

19 posted on 12/05/2009 2:19:53 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Awestruck
I don't care what anyone says, Michelle Obama is not a fashion icon and I'm gonna call it out! Just because I'm a conservative doesn't mean I don't love fashion. That is all.
20 posted on 12/05/2009 2:20:26 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: pissant
Good ole pissant! Never fails to disappoint.

}:)

21 posted on 12/05/2009 2:21:16 PM PST by winstonwolf33
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To: brwnsuga

Ping! You wore him out and drove him off ;-)


22 posted on 12/05/2009 2:21:36 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: pissant
Yeah, not even a manifesto... just a blurb...

He needs a rest.

;-/

23 posted on 12/05/2009 2:23:27 PM PST by Gargantua (Appropriate that the re-birth of our great nation be delivered by a woman.)
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To: pissant
Damn. That was the wussiest opus I’ve read.


24 posted on 12/05/2009 2:25:43 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Awestruck
Have a good break..... Enjoy the Season and replenish your spiritual nourishment's....
25 posted on 12/05/2009 2:27:02 PM PST by deport (87 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: Awestruck

I hear ya. I think you are doing the right thing. For you.

I too, get tired of certain repetitive themes, even if they are righteous...the birth certificate thing is probably the prime example. Because I think that it goes nowhere EVEN IF the claims and the implications are correct.

I get tired of the RINO-bashing but I also believe it is absolutely critical to understand that the appeasement of the reach-across-the-aisle crowd is a CERTAIN road to DISMAL FAILURE.

So I understand. Have a great Christmas!


26 posted on 12/05/2009 2:28:16 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: Awestruck

I’m coming from a similar place but I keep coming here because it’s a good clearing house for news that would otherwise be scattered and difficult to find. And I too get tired of debating the protectionists, the borderline racists and real racists, the xenophobes, the populists, the statists, etc. Your problem is probably that you’re getting to involved. When in a debate, spend as little time as possible. Make your points and move on, when it gets to the point where the other guy is just repeating themselves and clearly not receptive, just stop.


27 posted on 12/05/2009 2:36:07 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: Awestruck

“I’ll be back when there’s a political action issue that I feel I need to deal with...”

Don’t bother. If the current political action issues aren’t worthy of your attention, I can’t imagine what would be.


28 posted on 12/05/2009 2:41:17 PM PST by John W (The more predictable we are, the more vulnerable we are.)
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To: Awestruck

I can understand a person wanting to take a break. Everyone needs a vacation. But it’s not so nice to tinkle on the heads of rest of us as you go out the door. IMHO

Good luck with your solitude!


29 posted on 12/05/2009 2:42:47 PM PST by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/user/GloriaJane)
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To: LifeComesFirst
And I too get tired of debating the protectionists, the borderline racists and real racists, the xenophobes, the populists, the statists, etc

You've run through just about every insulting buzzword the opponents of Free Republic use. If this is how you feel then perhaps this isn't the place for you since you clearly don't have an accurate picture of it in your mind.

Statists?

30 posted on 12/05/2009 2:43:20 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Awestruck

So you like the homosexual agenda.

Okay.


31 posted on 12/05/2009 2:44:21 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Awestruck

Change the channel. It’s not hard.


32 posted on 12/05/2009 2:45:03 PM PST by eyedigress
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And apparently incest doesn’t bother you, either.

You’re an odd fish.


33 posted on 12/05/2009 2:45:05 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Awestruck

You aint been here long enough to wanna take a break!


34 posted on 12/05/2009 2:51:29 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you cant tell if I'm being sarcastic...maybe I'm not.)
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To: Awestruck
I've never understood why, when someone is disgruntled, and is leaving FR, they feel the need to post that they will be leaving.

Go quietly into the night, and if you hadn't made a big deal out of it, no one would have known that you were gone.

If you find a home over at du or kos and decide to stay, good luck.

35 posted on 12/05/2009 2:51:37 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Awestruck

Where have you been, Republicans are hated on this board for selling out this country as much as any Democrat.


36 posted on 12/05/2009 2:52:56 PM PST by dila813
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To: Awestruck
Yeah, we'll call you when all the heavy lifting and crying is over, and we've freed this country again, despite irritating and embarassing the hell out of our demonic, tyrannical opposition.

Or maybe we won't.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

37 posted on 12/05/2009 2:54:00 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Awestruck

I’ve been there for a long time. The fresh air will do you good. All the best.


38 posted on 12/05/2009 3:00:05 PM PST by Lando Lincoln (Gee, it looks like climate change was man-made after all!)
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To: pissant

Ahhhh... but when yours comes along it will be a dooosey! :)


39 posted on 12/05/2009 3:07:27 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: Awestruck

Okay, which RINO are you for? Must be the Huck or Romney or McCain.


40 posted on 12/05/2009 3:20:22 PM PST by fish hawk (It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
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To: Awestruck
Sounds like you need to find a "Christian" forum that supports legalizing drugs, gambling, prostitution, polygamy, and gay marriage.

Good luck with that.
41 posted on 12/05/2009 3:20:43 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: Awestruck
...legalizing drugs, gambling, and prostitution

The diseased whores and crack addicts of America salute you.


42 posted on 12/05/2009 3:24:52 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: Awestruck

“I believe that we should associate with all types of people”

I don’t. There are certain types that I want nothing to do with.


43 posted on 12/05/2009 3:26:34 PM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: Awestruck

“But I’m too tired to fight now.”

Tell that to Our Defenders of Freedom... our Airmen, Navy and Coast Guard Sailors, our Marines and Soldiers.

Yeah, just give up!


44 posted on 12/05/2009 3:26:45 PM PST by Joe Marine 76 (Semper Fi!)
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To: Awestruck

I have taken breaks from FR several times just to clear my head and I never have thought that a vanity announcement was needed...what’s next? A Potty break vanity?


45 posted on 12/05/2009 3:28:01 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: Awestruck
I don't believe that government should be involved in any way in ANY relationship issues between (and read this carefully) consenting adults.

*****************

So you're for (and read this carefully) homosexual "marriage"?

46 posted on 12/05/2009 3:30:23 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Awestruck
That's what our opposition is hoping for. I am tired too, but I am also not going to give up till my last breath.

This is what Cloward-Piven was designed to do. Get shit*y and do reverse Cloward-Piven. Attack them in every way from every angle.

Eternal Vigilance. I am also tired. I might even die tired.

47 posted on 12/05/2009 3:32:57 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Awestruck

That’s a flat out “Look at me! Look at me!” post. You could have simply quit posting, until you felt better about it. Instead, you decided that you needed to come on one last time and tell everybody how much more enlightened you are, by being turned off by others behavior and taking a sabbatical from it all. Enjoy your time off; I am sure everyone will be waiting with baited breath for you “Look at me! Look at me, I’m back!” post.


48 posted on 12/05/2009 3:33:14 PM PST by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: indylindy
Eternal Vigilance.


49 posted on 12/05/2009 3:37:29 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: crazyhorse691

I just took one.! LOL I never thought of telling folks.


50 posted on 12/05/2009 3:45:13 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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