Skip to comments.While Jim Rob is away, let's talk about him behind his back
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........
I don't know why but whenever he posts that, it cracks me up.
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
My favorite is 'Poster is an idiot.'
He is a great unsung American hero that is for sure!
Yes, he doesn't mince words, does he? And he doesn't waste words, either.
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.
God bless you, Jim. You have certainly blessed all of us.
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!!
Darn, my cigar went out.
He said that about Dane last December! Anybody got the latest info about how Jim Rob is doing?
(Just one more reason to be a JimGroupie.)
Jim gave me a voice at a time when I didn't have one. Thanks seem inadequate. BTT.
Thanks Tennessee! for your contribution. :^)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for the reminder. Done. ; - )
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.
I think he met Sheila there. And as they say, the rest is history.
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. :^)
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.
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.
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.
Get well soon, Jim. Prayers UP!
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.
Thank you for doing a dangerous, too often unappreciated job. You know that most Freepers do appreciate you!
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.
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.
(((Hugs)))Close this thread down and join us in prayer in the other.
I am praying hard here Fatima for Jim & his family
Say the word and we’ll be more than in the court.
Though you may not see all of us.
(((Hugs))),I know Pandy,I know.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
Wow, I am grateful for your service. And for Jim Robinson, who is in my prayers tonight.
I am sorry to hear Jim Robinson is ill.
My prayers go out to him for a full and quick recovery.
I heard that he once adopted a dog after seeing it being kicked by its owner...some guy named Skinner.
First, the good news:
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. ;’)
I've noticed a minor glitch; FRmail time lags an hour behind the correct time.
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.
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