Skip to comments.AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 2264) [Remember the Trade Center!!]
Posted on 06/04/2007 4:16:36 AM PDT by Chairman_December_19th_Society
Let's put this under the category of "all good things must come to an end."
For the vast majority of 2,264 days, I have had the distinct honor and priviledge of starting this thread for the benefit of all who frequent this place.
It has been a blessing and one I will remember for the rest of my days.
Having been here through the start of the Iraq War, the immigration battles (which are still going on), hurricane KATRINA, and through all of it holding true to the Constitution, and the goal of improving the "American Way of Life". What I have learned in that time is that there are so many others who believe in these same principles--often there are those who express these things more elequontly than myself.
Demands on my life at this point, however, are dictating a change. I am finding it less and less possible to carve out the time to be faithful and true to the thread. I have kids getting ready for college, major turmoil at work (not my doing, but I'm stuck in it), and competing hobbies.
I will just cut right to it, I don't have the time in the morning anymore like I used to.
Thus, it is with a heavy heart that I have concluded this will be the last time I intend to start the ATRW thread. I would still like to be a member of this august group, but I think I would much prefer to post when I have time, because I need to get some time back to myself--particularly in the morning as I figure out what I need to do during the day.
I realize this is sudden and I apologize. I do hope, and I believe, that you folks will carry on. I am not leaving FreeRepublic, just becoming more of a "back bencher" for awhile. I wish to remain on ATRW's ping list for as long as ATRW continues.
I hope everyone understands. I'm just burned out.
For AMERICA - The Right Way, I remain yours in the Cause, the Chairman.
Good morning. Again, apologies for dropping this on everyone. I really need a break.
I thank you for all the work you have done.
Okay, Chairman. Thanks so very much for all you’ve done. It’s been above, and beyond, that’s for sure!
Input would be much appreciated at this point!
Right Said Fred John Fund
Giving voice to democratic dissidentsJeff Jacoby
Sandy Berger and the Clinton cover-up Ron Cass on why it matters
After getting over this shocking breaking news I surely want to encourage no defections, we got to pull together and no question, someone will be able to step in and keep us going, The LAST thing I want to see is ATRW to fade off into the sunset, I need ya’ll as each of you help me keep my sanity. Me, I am to computer dumb to do anything but we have some very dedicated, smart folks who can step in and keep us going. PLEASE do l=not fade off into ‘use to be’s’.
I really don’t feel like spouting off my normal junk today and I do have one piece of wonderful news. Today we pick up the oder from the judge authorizing the kids to adopt Jason and we will see the attorney who will handle the adoption this morning as well. My friends, today starts my road to getting me a instant grandson and I assure you, pictures will be forthcoming but restricted to do so at this moment.
CHAIR, THNAK YOU FOR GIVING ME SO MUCH PLEASURE AND HAPPENESS, FOR SURE, YOU HAVE MADE A FRIEND FOR LIFE IN ME.
THANK YOU FOR SO MUCH PLEASURE IN MY OLDER YEARS.
YOUR FRIEND FOR LIFE, TOBY
Now my day has started, you are sweeter than a cube of sugar.
Chairman, thank you for all you have done. You have kept this place a wonderful start to the day for so many years.
Hi Not. It’s always good to see a longtime FRiend.
You are also my friend for the balance of my days (hopefully quite a few!). If you are ever in the National Capital Region, let me know.
Don’t mean to be too sappy, but with tears in my eyes, I thank you for your long and faithful service to ATRW.
I have learned much from you.
THANK YOU doesn’t seem enough.......
Hope to ‘see’ you on the thread now and then.
God bless you and your family always!
I understand and appreciate what you have done for all of us. With what I have been going through, I have also dropped the ball as well, but my son’s welfare and our survival of this divorce are paramount.
After starting the Tony Snow Show thread and keeping it going for about 4 months or so, I can attest to the committment and responsibility that a daily thread requires.
You have provided us such a wonderful place for so long Chairman, and I thank you. I fully understand your changing priorities and believe you are doing the right thing.
I’d like to see the thread continue, it will be difficult for me to commit to helping with posting it while we are traveling. I look forward to seeing the consensus of the ATRW members.
Mr. Chair: Thank you for all you have done, and for offering a refuge in an internet storm.
Molly, I don’t have the computer knowledge or wherewithal to start the thread, but please put me down as one who would greatly appreciate seeing ATRW continued.
I am such a lurker. I come here almost daily but, I don’t know if I can do the thread each day. I would love to help in some way to keep this alive.
Good to see you too.
Chair, you have been a wonderful, faithful starter-upper for us less computer literate ones. You are much appreciated for your thoughts, your rants and steadfastness. As I’ve said in the past, you are a gem.
I met my first FR friends here on ATRW. Someone here directed me to the “war thread” where I met other friends. Baseballmom was the very first FReeper I was in contact when I found this Forum on an search looking for info on the Glenn Beck Rally for America in Valley Forge in 2003. I consider her still my friend.
Busy day & I will be planting between the raindrops earlier.
I think a great deal of most of the people here at ATRW & it is so regrettable the craziness that has infected the great forum & it is my prayer that things will eventually return to a gentler & better home away from home. If they don’t there are many losers in the process
I lurk a lot & will drop in now & then here if someone picks up on the chair’s bandwagon. The other daily news & friendship thread is where I am mostly hanging for now
chair .. here is my parting “gifts” for you from me(sorry, heavy politics has NEVER been my strong point - graphics are)
Sorry I cannot find my collection of toilet paper graphics that are saved on my server SOMEWHERE that were "yours"
I subscribe to Discover Magazine. This month’s issue has a headline:
” Politically Incorrect: Can the Sun be Causing Global Warming? “
I kid you not !!!
>>I’m just burned out.
You aren’t paying enough taxes.
Will do, Toby.
I just wanted to ad my deep felt thanks to you for all your years of dedication to this thread.
In years past, my friends here at ATRW encouraged me back to health after a serious surgery. I felt their prayers for strength and healing as I struggled back to the ‘real world’. It was YOU who provided a forum for them to encourage me.
Likewise, I’ve taken many a turn in praying others back to health. It was YOU who provided the forum, which in turn developed the freindships which made that all possible.
You have unselfishly donated hundreds of hours to this thread. Thank You is hardly the word to express appreciation for all that time.
But Thank You is the only would in our language to do so. Wishing you leisurely mornings with time to visit ‘your thread’.
And it will be no big deal for sure.
How did it go with Jason’s papers?
In the system for adoption, should only take a couple of weeks, it depends on the work load of the attorney.
I think lysie and I can continue to start the thread, but on a weekly basis, with another one for the weekends.
Would that be followable?
This thread...and the UvC one which I started for some months...personally have seen me thru much: family deaths, the last years at home, college, and then away of my sons, and the early "empty nest" years...
There's just something about being able to connect so easily and early (!!) in the a.m. with like-minded friends. HA!
My experience isn't unique, I know...
And in the larger sphere: the last Clinton years, 2 contentious national elections, devastating terror attacks...those events without our gathering every day to share and support are simply unimaginable.
So my thought is to continue as long as possible, if that is the wish, and it appears to be among some of us....
Thank you so much for all your years of dedication to this thread. As one who ran the thread for about 9 months before Molly Pitcher took over, I know how much time and discipline it takes to keep it going.
Your opening this thread every morning gave us a way to keep track of each other. And for the most part, this thread, regardless of the storms and arguments elsewhere, remained a place where people could disagree without being disagreeable.
Thank you for all of your work, and enjoy your new-found leisure time. You earned it!
Details will have to be worked out, but Molly and I will give it a try.
To you who have ‘vacated’ here, come on back, we love you and miss you, hear me MozartLover?
lysie is a gem, but you know that...
You BOTH are the best!!!!
Thank you, Chair.
You’ll always deserve that moniker.
I have to go. Sarahs birthday is tomorrow and since she works we are celebrating tonight. BBL
lysie, Happy Birthday to Sarah! Enjoy your time to celebrate.
I would like to join others in thanking you, Mr. Chairman, for starting this thread each morning for all these years.
This is the only place on FR I really post, although not as much as others, but rarely mniss reading it.
I am happy to see that Molly and lysie are volunteering to continue it.
Rep. Jefferson, D, La, has been indited big time and as expected, the politicians in La is saying it is because of him being black and the hurricane. Here is the Truth, HE IS A CROOK!
And kudos and thanks to you, lysie and Molly, for taking on the task of continuing this welcome thread of friends.
Good, glad you are staying....We've had enough of those Opuses around here (FR) or whatever they call them.....
Thanks for starting the thread almost every day and for sharing all your knowledge with us!
Chairman, thank you for your years of service to America - the Right Way! It has been a long haul. I have enjoyed reading your opening essays; they have been inspired. Your weather reports have been phenomenal. I wish you would keep doing that as a regular poster. And what would Christmas be without your Christmas Tree in our opening posts? We’ve enjoyed the views of your cottage during the Christmas season. Thank you.
And so, where to go from here? This is the longest running daily thread on Free Republic. We’ve suffered losses through the years but especially in recent months. GC6 said it has been like friends moving from the neighborhood and we’re not sure if we’ll see them again. That was a very apt analogy.
Molly, I think it is time to go to a weekly long-running thread with another for the weekends. When our regular posts get back up to the numbers of before; and I think they will; we could then go back to a daily with perhaps a consortium doing the hosting honors. If you and Lysie are willing, I would be glad to follow your lead.
The last thing I would like is for the thread to fade into the sunset. I don’t think any of us would like that.
Thank you, Chairman, for taking the helm for so long.
Welcome to the backbench!
The very good news about this is that he’ll be tried in VIRGINIA and not LA. I don’t think they could get enough people to be impartial in LA.
Chair, what about VA? What would be the probability of being able to seat an impartial jury there?
I’m expecting the electricity to be cut off in just a few minutes, so I’m shutting down the computer. I’ll put us over the top and then be back later today.
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