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Posted on 02/22/2013 7:47:40 PM PST by JoeProBono
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Yes...that was him. Willie Green. As I recall, he was all for forcing people to use mass transit.
I hear that Allegra started a platypus zoo.
He was another that had a particularly interesting insight.
“Websites which flourish tolerate some dissent from the owners POV”
I've met the owner of this website.
I've also earned a few “timeouts” when “even though I was right”, I broke the rules.
This is not a debate forum, check out the homepage....
Heh, I just pinged him and then noticed your post. Yeah, He was a guy who I used to see around here all the time, late at night. Traded a lot of posts with him back then. I think he got suspended back in 2003 or so, but was reinstated. He actually popped in for a couple of posts recently, in 2011. Couldn't believe my eyes.
Hahahaha...nice turn of a phrase...:)
True Blue failed. Again. I think they are on their third reorganization now. I think they have about 30-50 active members now.
Reading posts there at the height of the anti JR campaign was like reading DU. Seriezley.
Drudge used to post here...Quidam....MichealRivero...Lucianne...is Alamogirl still here?
I don’t remember the particulars. Got banned, then got unbanned but declined to return as the damage had been done.
Yo, you sure didn’t want to miss an opus!
Allegra was not banned ~ she decided on her own to leave FR.
Hahahaha...I see my hands...
He was dedicated. Couldn’t be caught posting without the box.
IIRC Lucianne was zotted eons ago after an attempt to co-op FR to her will. She started a competing website called lucianne.com. Don’t know how it did.
TWA 800 and the Oklahoma bombing....who killed Foster....why did Ron Brown die in such a way?...
Yep, Willie thought mass rail transit was the greatest thing since sliced bread, along with unions and I suspect socialism. He posted one of his rail threads from the AFL-CIO website, he couldn’t have been very smart.
Amazing how some people confuse “group think” with a people holding to a core set of values. Big difference, that. The first are mindless people who join a group and then adopt and adapt to their ideas because there goal is first and foremost to belong to a group...any group...just as long as they belong.
The latter are people who already have a core set of values and principles and who are usually content being on their own (part of the lack of unity among conservatives) who happen to come together and enjoy each others company and ideas and knowledge.
FreeRepublic is not a site for people who succumb to “group think.” We are a group of individuals who associate with one another because we happen to think alike.
The problem with TBL, LP and many of the other sites that have gone off on their own is they think they can succeed by being an open debate society. This is like running a successful bar by getting everyone drunk and opening the cash drawer. You can ‘debate’ on millions of sites on the web. What sets successful sites apart from failures like TBL is unification of purpose and goals. Everyone doesn’t have to agree, it would be impossible to all agree on everything, but if they are working towards a common goal, they will be successful.
TBL & LP just thought they could be successful by having JAF (Just Another Forum) where people can yell at each other with little or no vision or moderation. That is usually boring when you are sober and people get frustrated fast as soon as they think they can be doing better things.
I’ve seen a few spin off sites that have done well. DC focused on science discussions. GOPBR seems to focus on social media activism. Other than that, the rest seem to be just an excuse to yell at each other like a bunch of drunken Irish.
Yeah. It came to a head one weekend with him. I couldn’t abide with some of his ideas...I thought definitely a socialist in some respects.
I tried to have a real, honest to goodness, reasonable debate with him, but it descended into ad hominem.
One of the keywords on the “Ungghh!!” thread is “where’spetronski”. So where IS Petronski?
And reading those keywords is a blast.
I don’t remember that thread. I wonder where I was? I must have been deathly ill. :)
See post 95.... I also said she was unbanned but chose not to return.
Was she the one who worked for a gov sub-contractor in the Middle East...’Supposedly’?
Hey! I resemble that remark.
Got it! Too funny. Thanks!!
I always thought Uncle Bill maybe wasn’t so crazy after all, too.
Excellent post. (Oh, no. Was my groupthink showing?)
Alamo-Girl is still a FReeper. She regularly bumps the ‘thon thread and Thanks donors.
Uh huh. And when I objected to her about her using a site labeled “Free Republic Official on face book” for anti-freeping purposes, she said “bite me.” I think that pretty much ended our working relationship.
Lucianne has been a ghost town for years. It is too bad because she is really connected.
I stopped by there the other day when FR was down. It seems like it is mostly populated by conspiracy nuts and whackjobs.
I see real discourse here. Most other places are the equivalent of people talking with nobody listening.
Hahaha...maybe that is part of the reason FR isn’t for everyone. Some people don’t really want people to analyze what they say. They just want to say it.
Personally, I have found FR invaluable in formulating and sharpening my viewpoints, because anytime you post something, it can be the equivalent of the analysis Dan Rather got with his fake but accurate documents. And it is one of the reasons I enjoy this site.
When a lot of people on here put their minds to analyzing an issue, the area under the bell curve of logical thinking gets expansive. Heh, it is those fringes that are two standard deviations to each side that can get both funny and bizarre, though...:)
She’s a good person, but went off the rails against FR. I’m assuming because I flatly refused to toe the GOP-e line with abortionist/statist Romney.
I didn’t doubt her on that, she seemed to have a ring of authenticity to me. But, you never can tell...
“Willie Green aka choochoo Willie”
Willie Green gave me my tagline. He replied to something sarcastic I said to him with something along the lines of “do you have compulsive smart-ass disorder or something?” (I guess he didn’t like me very much, LOL)
Anywho, I kind of like it, it fits, so I made a tag line out of it.
I think eventually Jim put him on the last train to zotsville.
yeah..I was around then....I think it all centered on Bush Jr. the first time around....don’t know if her site is still around...
Hey...what ever became of that guy Revolting cat!?
Pit bulls? You got to be talking about Chet99. That was too easy.......
It’s a shame. Some just haven’t awakened to what is really going on.
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