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Darkwolf377 ^ | 7/4/10 | Darkwolf377

Posted on 07/04/2010 12:13:03 AM PDT by Darkwolf377

I've been wanting to post this for awhile--a thread that praises the regular threads that keep me coming back to FR. I invite folks to respond by adding their comments on FR regular threads (no more than three) that they think deserve the spotlight. Please, don't publicize your own thread, and if I or someone else has already posted a thread, don't just repeat it.


TOPICS: Astronomy Picture of the Day; Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: astronomy; atheism; atheist; dummiefunnies; godsgravesglyphs; pookiestoons
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I sometimes feel unwelcome around here due to my being an atheist and someone who supports Palin insuffieicently for some (she's my choice for president among those who are in the field, but I have reservations and think she's doing what she does best right now). I like to think Conservatism is about laws, respect for freedom, getting the government off people's backs, letting people live free, free speech, gun rights, property rights, low taxes... But it seems some folks don't see it that way.

What does this have to do with this thread?

Nothing much, except that I think these three threads are different ways of dealing with the things that really bring us all together--on the most basic, human level.

Withuot these three threads, I might have given up and walked off in a huff more than once. But when i check these out, I cool off, get my bearings, and realize that there are things that really do unite us--and not just political ideas.

The three threads that keep me coming back are:

ASTRONOMY PICTURE OF THE DAY

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2546308/posts

Believers or non-believers should check this out whenever each new thread is posted, to appreciate the awesome beauty of our universe and the excellence of our space program and those who make it happen. Just marvelous images that help put things in perspective.

TODAY'S TOONS

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2545739/posts

The sheer WORK that goes into this thread is astonishing, but the quality level is so high that you just sit back and scroll through and laugh. So much fun, yet often so true. "Pookie" combines fun with political truth--what's better than that?

DUmmie FUnnies

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2545704/posts

With no offense intended to anyone else, this thread is the single greatest thing I've found on FR. "P-J" and his cowriters have NEVER run a thread I didn't get at least one or two big laughs out of, as they skewer the silliness of the loony leftists.

What are some of your faves, and why?

1 posted on 07/04/2010 12:13:08 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Darkwolf377

I’m sorry I didn’t do the little thing that makes those links click-able—I’m an old man who didn’t even have a computer until 2001 (when I first found FR).


2 posted on 07/04/2010 12:14:02 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: sig226; PJ-Comix; pookie18

Ping—and thanks!


3 posted on 07/04/2010 12:15:49 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Caption This and the Separated at birth threads are always a hoot.


4 posted on 07/04/2010 12:16:07 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Darkwolf377
ASTRONOMY PICTURE OF THE DAY

TODAY'S TOONS

DUmmie FUnnies
5 posted on 07/04/2010 12:17:11 AM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: Darkwolf377
Astronomy Picture of the Day

Today's Toons

DUmmie Funnies

6 posted on 07/04/2010 12:18:46 AM PDT by Allegra (My seventh chakra is oppressed.)
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To: TheZMan; Allegra

Ah, people who are beyond the Stone Age-level understand I have! Thank you both.


7 posted on 07/04/2010 12:22:20 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: Slyfox

I’ve seen too many SCARY separated at births—some days I jes’ can’t take ‘em! (Especially where H—— T and Nancy Pelosi are involved...)


8 posted on 07/04/2010 12:23:36 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Tolik’s “Nailed It!” threads/pings were always good. What happened to him?


9 posted on 07/04/2010 12:25:59 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Darkwolf377

Darkwolf - I knew and appreciate two of the three threads you listed. I really enjoy the astronomy and PJ at DummieFunnies. I’ll have to check the ‘Toons thread. Thanks for the tips.
Thanks for taking the time to call attention to those folks. I also appreciate the threads on archeology - history. They seem to come along at just the right time.


10 posted on 07/04/2010 12:32:29 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Yardstick

Wow I’d forgotten about those. Some folks just disappear, I guess. Yes, they always drew attentino to particularly on-target comments/commentary.


11 posted on 07/04/2010 12:35:26 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: ransomnote; sitetest
I've also read some cool threads about history and achaeology here.

If I had an exta spot I'd have drawn people to the Classical Music Ping List by sitetest, but I didn't, so I couldn't. ;) But you can FReepmail him to be put on it, I bet.

12 posted on 07/04/2010 12:38:13 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: All
BTW...

I've been making a joke about it but I know it's really annoying to read all the grammatical errors in my posts lately, for which i apologize. I've gotten out of the habit of previewing, and my appointment for contacts is two weeks away, so brae whti em and snoo all will be ko! :P

13 posted on 07/04/2010 12:39:48 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Just hit the “Return” key afterwards to make it a clickable link. :)


14 posted on 07/04/2010 12:41:52 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
Just hit the “Return” key afterwards

That's way to complicated. I need one of those keyboards that like TALKS to me, "Now push that key over there--no, ya dope, THAT one!" :)

15 posted on 07/04/2010 12:44:19 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: Darkwolf377

I think I found that archaeology/history thread. I think it is Graves Gods and Glyphs: http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/godsgravesglyphs/index


16 posted on 07/04/2010 12:44:32 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

That’s the one. Very cool stuff about lost civilisations and such.


17 posted on 07/04/2010 12:46:45 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: Darkwolf377; Allegra

I keep coming back each night just to see if DannyH has fiinally gotten some respect.


18 posted on 07/04/2010 12:47:49 AM PDT by shibumi (Soon, very soon, "Tsuru no Sugomori")
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To: Darkwolf377

What she’s trying to say is not to use any html at all, other than entering a complete web address, and the automatic “auto detect html” function on FR will take care of the rest.

If you use any other html, though, it’ll assume you’re going to manually enter tags and you’ll have to go through the whole hyperlink rigamarole in addition to the actual web address, to get the link to work, and will have to manually tag for line breaks, paragraphs and all that.


19 posted on 07/04/2010 12:56:29 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: shibumi

Danny H was so canned he had a tinny echo, lol.


20 posted on 07/04/2010 12:57:23 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Darkwolf377

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2546121/posts
The FR Canteen


21 posted on 07/04/2010 12:59:16 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Darkwolf377

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1674019/posts

I mostly lurk. All the time. But I wanted to throw this one up there. See if it brings back any memories/stunes any beebers.

...yes, this one always cheers me up and give me a laugh. Though I think Pookie’s will do the trick for most days...
Thanks for the interesting thread.


22 posted on 07/04/2010 1:00:38 AM PDT by Eragon
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To: All

It’s really hard to limit the amount of threads I appreciate, so I’ll use key words:

1. Prayer threads.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/prayer/index?tab=articles
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/pray/index?tab=articles

2. Canteen.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/canteen/index?tab=articles

3. I can’t say I appreciate this next one, but it is important to stay informed — and I appreciate that.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/globaljihad/index?tab=articles


23 posted on 07/04/2010 1:00:46 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: RegulatorCountry
What she’s trying to say is not to use any html at all, other than entering a complete web address, and the automatic “auto detect html” function on FR will take care of the rest.

Is THAT what that's all about? I didn't know what that meant. I'm just dense abuot any of the html type stuff.

Thanks for the information, I'll going to give that a try.

24 posted on 07/04/2010 1:02:09 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I just tried it, now I get it, thanks very much!


25 posted on 07/04/2010 1:03:39 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: Darkwolf377; TheZMan; Allegra
I like almost any thread on FR because if you have a problem or a question people like TheZMan and Allegra will post the answer in less than a minute of each other. ;-)
26 posted on 07/04/2010 1:04:39 AM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Liberty Valance

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2546121/posts
The FR Canteen

Great thread, another one that shows a lot of work and dedication, in honor of those who are the most ddicated.


27 posted on 07/04/2010 1:05:05 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: TigersEye; TheZMan; Allegra

I just posted a reply (see above) with no tags and it actually worked. After nearly a decade here, someone finally got through my thick skull! (tears of joy)

Now, on to the VCR! (Get that “Blu-Ray” thing away from me...) :P


28 posted on 07/04/2010 1:07:07 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Just remember to use the complete address, and just hit return if you need a specific line break, and two returns for paragraph breaks.

For instance, I’ve just typed and used the return key as necessary, just like typing in a word processing program, and here is a complete link to your thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2546665,24

Nothing to it.


29 posted on 07/04/2010 1:07:48 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Darkwolf377

Oh, too late. Congrats!


30 posted on 07/04/2010 1:08:52 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Darkwolf377

I’ll have to try that too. I bang out the HTML by hand because I’m too dense to use the automatic pilot. Reverse density or something.


31 posted on 07/04/2010 1:15:01 AM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Darkwolf377; SunkenCiv

I consistently enjoy threads that Sunken Civ pings me to. He’s got a catastrophism list, a string theory list, and a Gods/graves/glyphs list.


32 posted on 07/04/2010 1:15:41 AM PDT by Kevmo (So America gets what America deserves - the destruction of its Constitution. ~Leo Donofrio, 6/1/09)
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To: Darkwolf377
Now, on to the VCR! (Get that “Blu-Ray” thing away from me...) :P

And the cassette tape deck. Good listening! :)

33 posted on 07/04/2010 1:31:11 AM PDT by Allegra (My seventh chakra is oppressed.)
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To: Darkwolf377

That’s why some of us *emphasize* words with ~odd~ little marks, rather than using italics or bold face all the time.

If you’re going to include a link, or if you just don’t want to do paragraph breaks and such, then it keeps things simple.


34 posted on 07/04/2010 1:36:12 AM PDT by shibumi (Soon, very soon, "Tsuru no Sugomori")
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To: Darkwolf377

SWAMPSNIPER Picture threads!


35 posted on 07/04/2010 1:49:38 AM PDT by poobear
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To: Darkwolf377
deserves a mention:

Man (Freeper kanawa) stabs bear to death


36 posted on 07/04/2010 2:40:38 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Darkwolf377

“feel unwelcome around here due to my being an atheist”

Don’t whine so. You’re allowed to be wrong on FR. How can you can look at the world and only see accident? Do you live in a concrete jungle?


37 posted on 07/04/2010 2:43:19 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Don’t whine so.

Please, enough with the girly "Don't whine!" when someone simply states the truth of their situation and you don't like it. Be a grownup and learn to accept that others don't see things as you do, and you don't have to then WHINE about their simple statement.

You’re allowed to be wrong on FR.

Obviously...

How can you can look at the world and only see accident? Do you live in a concrete jungle?

You're in no position to criticize someone else for whining after that.

38 posted on 07/04/2010 2:55:29 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: Allegra
And the cassette tape deck. Good listening! :)

You kids and yer newfangled "cassettes" and "eight tracks" (ka-CHUNK!)... Edison cylinder all the way!

39 posted on 07/04/2010 2:56:51 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: Darkwolf377

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2542463/posts


40 posted on 07/04/2010 3:10:36 AM PDT by csmusaret (People used to faint when Obama spoke. Now they vomit.)
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To: csmusaret

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2542463/posts

I can never keep up on those kinds of threads, but I always check that one out to see who’s making the rounds.


41 posted on 07/04/2010 3:11:39 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: Darkwolf377

You’re welcome.


42 posted on 07/04/2010 3:14:55 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ( Redundancy Can Be Quite Catchy As Well As Contagious)
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To: PJ-Comix
You’re welcome.

In all sincerity, when I see a DUFU in my ping list, I settle down to enjoy myself. You've brought me a LOT of fun.

I will flip the bird to Bukowski's on my way home from work in a couple of hours in your honor!

43 posted on 07/04/2010 3:17:49 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: Darkwolf377

It’s the General Store of FR where we all visit, sit around the cracker barrel and catch up.


44 posted on 07/04/2010 3:33:09 AM PDT by csmusaret (People used to faint when Obama spoke. Now they vomit.)
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To: Darkwolf377

The ones you posted are great. I was an early pingee of the DUmmie FUnnies and am also on board with the astronomy pic of the day.


45 posted on 07/04/2010 3:39:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: poobear

amen to that!


46 posted on 07/04/2010 3:55:57 AM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty in the coming year)
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To: Darkwolf377

I love vanity threads on which threads are the best threads the best! :)


47 posted on 07/04/2010 3:56:48 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

It’s kinda the ultimate post-modern thread. We should have a thread about the best responses to this thread!


48 posted on 07/04/2010 4:01:28 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Barack Obama, the Coleman Francis of presidents.)
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To: Darkwolf377
We should have a thread about the best responses to this thread!

And this thread shall be named "Bonfire of the Vanities".

49 posted on 07/04/2010 4:04:07 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Darkwolf377
I like the Best Places to Live threads but can't find them.
50 posted on 07/04/2010 4:06:42 AM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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