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While Jim Rob is away, let's talk about him behind his back
The Freepers | May 14, 2008 | Auntie Mame

Posted on 05/14/2008 8:46:21 PM PDT by Auntie Mame

While Jim Robinson is away for medical treatment, how about we talk about him?

I'll start it off by first saying how grateful I am for this wonderful FreeRepublic.com he invented and maintains. I've met not only Jim and Sheila and John and Chris, but hundreds of Freepers, brilliant, amazingly wonderful people (including my husband) solely because of FreeRepublic.com.

Let the fun begin........


TOPICS: Agriculture; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Humor
KEYWORDS: donate; freerepublic; getwell; jimrob; prayersup; praying4u; weloveyou; whatever
My favorite JimRobism: "Whatever."

I don't know why but whenever he posts that, it cracks me up.

1 posted on 05/14/2008 8:46:22 PM PDT by Auntie Mame
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To: All; Auntie Mame

I appreciate this “home away from home” and all the online FRiends that I’ve made. We should all hit the donate link and show our appreciation: https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/pledge


2 posted on 05/14/2008 8:49:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary or Obama can!)
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To: Auntie Mame
Let's wish him well!!

My favorite is 'Poster is an idiot.'

3 posted on 05/14/2008 8:49:30 PM PDT by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: Auntie Mame

He is a great unsung American hero that is for sure!


4 posted on 05/14/2008 8:49:31 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: eldoradude
My favorite is 'Poster is an idiot.'

Yes, he doesn't mince words, does he? And he doesn't waste words, either.

5 posted on 05/14/2008 8:50:52 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Auntie Mame

He has had an impact on the national level on more than one occasion via the Free Republic. We are eternally grateful for his courage and service in hosting this site in the face of legal threats from MSM etc.

Prayers respect and admiration are what I have for Jim.


6 posted on 05/14/2008 8:52:05 PM PDT by festus (Tagline removed.)
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To: Auntie Mame

God bless you, Jim. You have certainly blessed all of us.


7 posted on 05/14/2008 8:52:43 PM PDT by Rocky
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To: Auntie Mame

Neat idea!!

I haven’t been fortunate enought to meet any freepers yet, let alone Jim Robinson. I would sure love to, though. What I like most about Jim is his tremendous passion. I especially love his “vanity posts” when he stirs up the whole FreeRepublic family.

Jim, if you read this, get well soon! We miss you!!


8 posted on 05/14/2008 8:53:07 PM PDT by upsdriver (the maverick upsdriver is writing in Duncan Hunter for president)
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To: Rocky

Amen.


9 posted on 05/14/2008 8:53:35 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: upsdriver

Darn, my cigar went out.


10 posted on 05/14/2008 8:54:37 PM PDT by upsdriver (the maverick upsdriver is writing in Duncan Hunter for president)
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To: eldoradude
My favorite is 'Poster is an idiot.'

He said that about Dane last December! Anybody got the latest info about how Jim Rob is doing?

11 posted on 05/14/2008 8:55:40 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Auntie Mame
I hear that Jim's a genius...a FReakin' genius!

(Just one more reason to be a JimGroupie.)

12 posted on 05/14/2008 8:57:32 PM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.; & Barry/Barack has two faces.)
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To: Grizzled Bear
Latest info on This Thread both at the front and at 279. Looks like tomorrow is the surgery.

Jim gave me a voice at a time when I didn't have one. Thanks seem inadequate. BTT.

13 posted on 05/14/2008 8:59:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Auntie Mame

Thanks Tennessee! for your contribution. :^)


14 posted on 05/14/2008 8:59:19 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Auntie Mame
While Jim Rob is away, let's talk about him behind his back

Jim Robinson.....is a mammal.

And, contrary to popular belief, Jim Robinson is of no relation to Elaine Robinson, from the movie The Graduate. Though he did attend the wedding.

15 posted on 05/14/2008 9:00:31 PM PDT by lowbridge ("I can't wait to see what he stands for." - Susan Sarandon on her support of Barack Obama)
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To: Auntie Mame

FR is the best discussion board ever to be created for conservative/libertarian minded people, and others who oppose the big government leftist liberals on the internet.

We who enjoy and use this site all owe Mr. Robinson.


16 posted on 05/14/2008 9:01:50 PM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: upsdriver
I haven’t been fortunate enought to meet any freepers yet, let alone Jim Robinson.

Oh my gosh. You've GOT to find a way to go to a Freep or SOMETHING. It will renew your faith in your fellow man, if nothing else. Freepers are tremendous.

17 posted on 05/14/2008 9:05:58 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Auntie Mame

He has created a great site. What I’ve gotten over the years has been an awakening to the many threats that work ceaselessly to limit our freedoms. Life in a straight-jacket or wearing the yoke of tyranny are mere votes away from becoming reality and have been for years. Every attempt to halt or reverse it are worthy of recognition and praise.


18 posted on 05/14/2008 9:09:06 PM PDT by budwiesest ('08 election will pull back the curtain to reveal the beast. Be prepared.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I appreciate this “home away from home” and all the online FRiends that I’ve made. We should all hit the donate link and show our appreciation: https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/pledge

Thanks for the reminder. Done. ; - )

19 posted on 05/14/2008 9:09:19 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Auntie Mame

Let the fun begin.he might have his leg cut off tom.his kidneys are not doing good.Let the fun begin-you can say that now.


20 posted on 05/14/2008 9:12:30 PM PDT by fatima (Pray.for Jim,founder of this forum.)
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To: lowbridge
And, contrary to popular belief, Jim Robinson is of no relation to Elaine Robinson, from the movie The Graduate. Though he did attend the wedding.

I think he met Sheila there. And as they say, the rest is history.

21 posted on 05/14/2008 9:14:44 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Billthedrill
Jim gave me a voice at a time when I didn't have one. Thanks seem inadequate. BTT.

I agree, this is the best form of therapy there is.

This site gives us the ability to learn, to speak out, and to hone our arguments in support of conservatism.

Nothing else like it to unwind after a day at work.
22 posted on 05/14/2008 9:19:25 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: fatima

Our prayers are with Jim. He has created a home for all conservatives. Sometimes dysfunctional and hard, this site is revered as the bastion of conservative ideas. I have never met a more diverse group that is so passionate as to correct my spelling. It’s actually a blessing. :^)


23 posted on 05/14/2008 9:21:24 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Auntie Mame

Actually, I did take part in a demonstration in Milwaukee back in 2000 during the recount. We were there visiting family and I saw it posted on FR so we went downtown and took part. I talked to some of the others but have no idea who they were. People took turns speaking and then we marched through the streets, carrying signs before disbanding and going our own ways. I remember one old lady in a fur coat, riding in the back of a Lincoln Continental flipping us off. I got a good laugh out of that one.

I’ll be retired before the 2012 elections. I intend to travel and get more involved in freeping and meeting some of you fine folks. I also want to attend the inaugaration of a real president in ‘12.

Living in NW ND puts me a long ways away from the action.


24 posted on 05/14/2008 9:22:37 PM PDT by upsdriver (the maverick upsdriver is writing in Duncan Hunter for president)
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To: Auntie Mame

Free Republic inspires me to always be cognizant of my commitment to the Constitution while performing my duties as a Border Patrol Agent. My fellow agents are my back up in the field. My fellow Freepers are my back up in court.


25 posted on 05/14/2008 9:22:44 PM PDT by Ajnin (Neca Eos Omnes. Deus Suos Agnoset.)
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To: budwiesest
Every attempt to halt or reverse {Life in a straight-jacket or wearing the yoke of tyranny] are worthy of recognition and praise.

You can say that again.

One thing, even more important in my opinion, is what one man in a wheelchair, one man who could have just given up when life handed him what to some would be a lousy deal, didn't let it deter him from his passion. Then, when his creation was under attack from many fronts, including the courts, he forged on. And it's still here. He's still here. Better than ever.

26 posted on 05/14/2008 9:22:46 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: eyedigress

(((Hugs))))Pray.


27 posted on 05/14/2008 9:22:47 PM PDT by fatima (Pray.for Jim,founder of this forum.)
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To: fatima

I am.


28 posted on 05/14/2008 9:32:29 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Auntie Mame; Jim Robinson
You might want to wipe that Hershey bar off of your nose before he gets back...;-)

Get well soon, Jim. Prayers UP!

29 posted on 05/14/2008 9:32:33 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: fatima

Fatima: He IS going to be all right. I absolutely KNOW it.

.... although I’d feel a lot better if they’d get him in one of those parabolic oxygen chamber things and tried to save his leg.

But be that as it may, we can do more good for him with our prayers and with joyfilled, grateful thoughts, than being morose and sad.

Bless you for caring so much.

Praying hard here.


30 posted on 05/14/2008 9:32:53 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Ajnin

Thank you for doing a dangerous, too often unappreciated job. You know that most Freepers do appreciate you!


31 posted on 05/14/2008 9:34:45 PM PDT by upsdriver (the maverick upsdriver is writing in Duncan Hunter for president)
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To: Billthedrill
Jim gave me a voice at a time when I didn't have one.

I agree so much.

In the early days, when there wasn't Lucianne, Huffington, Kos, etc., everyone came here. I felt that my (most insightful of all) posts shaped what the media pundits (lurking anonymously) thought, which was very empowering.

-PJ

32 posted on 05/14/2008 9:39:34 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: Auntie Mame
didn't let it deter him from his passion.

FR became a replacement for a friend of mine who was the most common-sense kinda guy you'd ever meet. We talked at length about the way things were crumbling around us and how it could be fixed. After he died, I was without any similar contact and just happened on FR by accident. Here, I've laughed, teared-up a few times, and just about run the gamut of emotions among folks who hold freedom dear.

33 posted on 05/14/2008 9:41:53 PM PDT by budwiesest ('08 election will pull back the curtain to reveal the beast. Be prepared.)
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To: Auntie Mame

(((Hugs)))Close this thread down and join us in prayer in the other.


34 posted on 05/14/2008 9:47:03 PM PDT by fatima (Pray.for Jim,founder of this forum.)
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To: fatima

I am praying hard here Fatima for Jim & his family


35 posted on 05/14/2008 10:06:33 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (Doesn't play well with others or share .....Keep it Sweet!! Not me!)
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To: Ajnin

Say the word and we’ll be more than in the court.

Though you may not see all of us.


36 posted on 05/14/2008 10:08:43 PM PDT by wastedyears (The US Military is what goes Bump in the night.)
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To: pandoraou812

(((Hugs))),I know Pandy,I know.


37 posted on 05/14/2008 10:09:33 PM PDT by fatima (Pray.for Jim,founder of this forum.)
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To: All
I had the honor of serving in the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club — shuttling Alfa Strike Packages from the RTCC/7AF out to the carriers on station — the same time Jim was serving in a Tin Can, doing shore bombardment and plane guard duty. A very small world.

Was further honored to be a Charter Member of our Free Republic when Jim cranked up this wonderful organization, well over a decade ago.

I wish this wonderful gentleman every good fortune in the days ahead.

38 posted on 05/14/2008 10:51:29 PM PDT by dk/coro
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To: Auntie Mame

JUST READ THE NEWS ABOUT JIM..PRAYERS THAT ALL WILL GO WELL FOR HIM. I KNOW HOW STRESSFUL THIS HAS TO BE AS MY DAD LOST BOTH LEGS TO DIABETES..
KEEP ME ON THE PING LIST.


39 posted on 05/14/2008 10:59:32 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Auntie Mame

I am like you. I can’t believe how grateful I am to him for Free Republic. Just thinking of what it took in terms of time, money, expertise, and dedication to get the website up and working properly—not to mention KEEPING it a going concern for all these years, expanding and improving it as time went on. (John, you are included, too...) all I can think of to say is, “Thank you, Mr. Robinson, for having this wonderful dream for all of us!”


40 posted on 05/14/2008 11:00:29 PM PDT by redhead (I want my global warming, and I want it NOW!)
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To: Auntie Mame

FR needs to also plan ahead of the Fairness Doctrine, just in case this disaster for “everything conservative” is ever fully implemented in the future, which it looks like it will be soon enough.


41 posted on 05/14/2008 11:03:05 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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To: dk/coro

Wow, I am grateful for your service. And for Jim Robinson, who is in my prayers tonight.


42 posted on 05/15/2008 12:12:27 AM PDT by MonicaG (Help Wanted: Conservative leadership '08)
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To: Auntie Mame

I am sorry to hear Jim Robinson is ill.

My prayers go out to him for a full and quick recovery.


43 posted on 05/15/2008 2:08:18 AM PDT by NoLibZone (The Huge Demonstrations by Illegals in 2006 prove they have more of the Spirit of 76 then we do)
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To: Auntie Mame; franksolich

I heard that he once adopted a dog after seeing it being kicked by its owner...some guy named Skinner.


44 posted on 05/15/2008 11:09:56 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Auntie Mame; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

First, the good news:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2016095/posts?page=1259#1259

Okay, now that Jim’s on the mend, someone get a laptop up there with wi-fi so he can fix the “Re: Re:” subject problem in the mail private reply routines. ;’)


45 posted on 05/16/2008 2:18:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________________Profile updated Monday, April 28, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv; Jim Robinson
Glad Jim is better; hope these will cheer him up even more.

.

I've noticed a minor glitch; FRmail time lags an hour behind the correct time.

46 posted on 05/16/2008 4:59:28 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: SunkenCiv

Excellent news. Thanks for link to the update. REALLY glad John and Chris are staying with him through the night.

I know everyone’s still praying.


47 posted on 05/16/2008 6:35:15 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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