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In my opinion this site is much less active than it was in the early days.
06/11/11 | b.b.e.b.

Posted on 06/11/2011 6:04:41 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny

During the Clinton era, this site was a major thorn in the Clinton's butt. We were taking out full page ads during the early days of impeachment. We did stuff to combat what we were seeing. In hindsight the Clinton's weren't that bad, in comparison.

Should we be doing more?


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1 posted on 06/11/2011 6:04:43 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny
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To: big bad easter bunny

So are you


2 posted on 06/11/2011 6:06:20 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: big bad easter bunny

what do you suggest?


3 posted on 06/11/2011 6:06:39 PM PDT by brivette
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To: big bad easter bunny

Ideological purges and technological innovation have taken their toll.


4 posted on 06/11/2011 6:07:01 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: big bad easter bunny

The internet has grown since then. Other conservative websites have sprung up. But don’t think for a minute that FR isn’t being “looked at” by friend and foe.


5 posted on 06/11/2011 6:07:56 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: big bad easter bunny

People have been saying this from the beginning. Wasn’t true then, either.


6 posted on 06/11/2011 6:08:27 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: big bad easter bunny

FR is under assult by the lame stream media via copyright infringement laws... and they are winning.

take a good look at the “do not post from” list, and you will understand why activity here has dropped dramatically over the last 2-3 years.


7 posted on 06/11/2011 6:08:55 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: big bad easter bunny

No surprise. It was far more active last year as well, then we took the House. FoxNews ratings are way down as well, as are CNN’s and MSNBC’s. Just wait until next February. It will heat up again. FR was also SO subversive and ahead of its time back in 1998 when I first joined. Now we have SO many imitators, and the internet chat and blog scene has exploded, diluting the time and posts of our members. But make no mistake, we are STILL a force to be rockoned with. And JimRob is a leader above any other. God Bless FreeRepublic!


8 posted on 06/11/2011 6:08:55 PM PDT by montag813 (SECURE THE DAMN BORDER! http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: big bad easter bunny

Yes, the Clintons were that bad. They made the Osamas and the Obamas possible.


9 posted on 06/11/2011 6:10:09 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: big bad easter bunny

Owner tends to ban huge swarms of long time freepers every now and then (i.e. who are indifferent to gays, romney/rudy supporters, etc).

And...hardly any site updates/features since 1998 tends to thin the herd.

As a matter of fact, the site looks eerily similar to the one that existed in 1998.


10 posted on 06/11/2011 6:11:07 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: big bad easter bunny

Did those ads get rid of the Clintons?


11 posted on 06/11/2011 6:12:12 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: wideawake; Jim Robinson

So what? I am very proud of FR and the courage on Jim Robinson in being the voice of Free America.

I sam Jim’s site (Free Republic) take down a lying journalist (Dan Blather). I saw it first hand.

It is because of this site that I have kept my head together and have realized how many like-minded conservatives are out there. This site has kept me sane.

Jim has allowed us a voice. I hope it continues.

We fight on.

THANK YOU JIM!!!! This site has served our country well!


12 posted on 06/11/2011 6:12:39 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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Nah. I'm a ninety eighter too. Had to re-register during a crash. The fighting and brawling was just as bad back then, though we all had Clinton to detest. If anything, all the purges have made things more civil. Some of the women Rino’s are still among my least favorite posters and I hope they stay gone.

But to the main point...We were so active and wonderful that we got our butts kicked bad during impeachment and the ninety eight elections. It wasn't a good time at all. Nothing to be nostalgic about.

13 posted on 06/11/2011 6:14:18 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

sam = saw...lousy typos!!!


14 posted on 06/11/2011 6:14:21 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: big bad easter bunny

They became ashamed of the Neverending story. lol.


16 posted on 06/11/2011 6:16:53 PM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: big bad easter bunny

Due to global warming internet isn’t as big as it used to be.


17 posted on 06/11/2011 6:17:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: big bad easter bunny

I think it still is when the need arises.

There are many groups persuing the wide spectrum of abuse by Obozo and his band of Commies.

We have a few detractors. I heard Hannity on his radio show on Friday bemoan the changes here. He said in the early days that he came here frequently and not so much now because of the bitter victolic nature of some here. He did say he was aware of the “Troll” content which I think is coloring some of the discussion.

This is the place to come if you want the latest about a subject. I know from experience if you post something here that you did not do your homework on, someone will call you on it. That is a good thing.

Ocassionally I see a negative treatment of a subject that I have interest in and cannot understand why it starts. Like the so called Birther issues. There is a lot more to that than someone who says Obozo was born in Kenya. (which I doubt)

It amazes me how often I read a breaking news item here and a day or 2 later it is on FOX. I have NO DOUBT they have people surfing here all the time.

They watch Drudge and Matt is great, but his topics are much more narrow in range and are generally only what you would call “breaking news”.

This is still the best forum on the web. Thank you Jim Robinson.


18 posted on 06/11/2011 6:17:36 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: big bad easter bunny

You may be right and thanks for the heads up. However, FR is the de facto and known “conservative” forum on the web.

But I get my news here on FR and Drudge. Physically and politically active? LOL. I kinda remember seeing an FR PAC being developed but because...Freepers are so cheap they couldn;t even pay up on the Freepathons, I think the idea went the way of the dodo.


19 posted on 06/11/2011 6:18:35 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Soothesayer9

banned freepers - from what I have seen there was a legit issue.

Site updates? The server issues have largely been solved. They have adapted to threats over the copyright issues, and other legal insanity like the stupid paper in Arizona.

This is still without any doubt the best forum on the web.

Thank you Jim Robinson..


21 posted on 06/11/2011 6:25:28 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil
It amazes me how often I read a breaking news item here and a day or 2 later it is on FOX.

I often have fun informing co-workers or family about things that haven't hit the lamestream media yet or with details that the lamestream won't report. They look at me quizzically but they realize I know what I'm talking about. Recent case in point: Weinergate. The CNN and NPR devotees didn't know he was texting underage girls and a porn star and were starting the 'consenting adult' meme. But what I learned here on FR helped me shoot 'em down (and I made sure to mention the word 'democrat' a lot for good measure)!

Long Live Free Republic!
24 posted on 06/11/2011 6:26:43 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Soothesayer9

What keeps you here?


25 posted on 06/11/2011 6:27:49 PM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: big bad easter bunny
I have been around here quite a while and I have personally noticed that if you say something controversial, instead of respectful intelligent debate discussing the merits of the issue, you get personally attacked and crucified, not by just liberals, but so called conservatives also. After a few episodes like that, it becomes just not worth it.
26 posted on 06/11/2011 6:30:44 PM PDT by A. Patriot (CZ 52's ROCK)
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To: Soothesayer9

I kinda like the cleanness and clarity of the site. Any “upgrades” would probably be lame. Can you imagine if FR had avatars?


27 posted on 06/11/2011 6:33:20 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Sorry, we're all out of free Lazamatazes! Come back next year!)
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To: big bad easter bunny

The clintons are/were worse.


28 posted on 06/11/2011 6:34:02 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: LostInBayport
¡Viva la República (Spanish)

Vive la République (French)

Hurra der Republik (Terman)

Ура Республики (Russian)

And in any other language you choose:

"Hurrah the Republic"

"Free Men need not ask permission" may it ever be so in the United States of America (again).

29 posted on 06/11/2011 6:35:58 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: big bad easter bunny
Experienced Free Republic posters are just getting more efficient and the MSM/LSM/DBM is entirely gone credibility wise. Some talk radio is the only other source of accurate relevant information, so we can process and condense the information more quickly. Result, less traffic and more informed FReepers.

We get busy when we have to correct a newbie or attend a troll zotting.

Jim Robinson (and family and friends) have smoothed this site out nicely. Don't need fancy, ya got reliable.

Thanks Jim and crew!

30 posted on 06/11/2011 6:36:13 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: icwhatudo

Ahh the Good old days.

Bill, we have you surrounded!!!
Put down the cigar, step away from the intern
and come out with your pants up.

LOL


31 posted on 06/11/2011 6:38:01 PM PDT by lurked_for_a_decade
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To: LostInBayport
While Rush says he's show prep for the rest of the MSM, I believe FR is show prep for Rush.
32 posted on 06/11/2011 6:44:36 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: lurked_for_a_decade

Is there anyone around who still remembers the “Hurtgen Forest”


33 posted on 06/11/2011 6:46:44 PM PDT by lurked_for_a_decade
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To: ladyvet

Agreed. There’s been more than one occasion when I have been working...ok, ok, reading FR...while Rush is on the radio and a half hour after I read something very interesting on FR he’s talking about it.


34 posted on 06/11/2011 6:47:31 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Texas Fossil

Your post proves the wealth of knowledge here. Color me impressed!


35 posted on 06/11/2011 6:49:51 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: wideawake; Jim Robinson
Ideological purges and technological innovation have taken their toll.

You must be talking of all the moderates pushing left-leaning Presidential candidates like Rudy and Myth Romney.

You know the ones, the ones pushing for candidates that were weak on Abortion, Gay Marriage, 2nd Amendment rights or you name the important moral/liberty issue.

More power to Jim for getting rid of those who attempted to make FreeRepublic more of a moderate GOP site than a conservative site.
36 posted on 06/11/2011 6:52:01 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Soothesayer9

This is a discussion forum, after all - what kind of improvements are really necessary? Personally, forum software changes tend to be disconcerting.
I don’t know much about software or computers, but these pages are fast to load, that’s a good thing. If it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it.

With all that outta the way have learned much from this wonderful site over the years. Coupled with a penchant for reading anyway throughout my life it’s been addicting. I also tend to have a good memory for certain facts and concepts so it’s very useful to borrow Freepers ideas and arguments in everyday life. They have proven invaluable, given the types of folks who seem to hate me. Thank God. I used to lurk and post at an old university bulletin board 20 years ago, and heard all the hard corps lefty loonie arguments then. This site is great, why change simply for the sake of change? Message boards just don’t require much. Now, ZeroHedge could use a bit of help with a search function and such.


37 posted on 06/11/2011 6:52:35 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: A. Patriot
you say something controversial

I'm pretty sure you mean something "indefensible", but please clarify, what was it...?

38 posted on 06/11/2011 6:52:56 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: lurked_for_a_decade
In the end we did get him: 19 December 1998

It's a permanent black mark, not only on the Clintons, but on the Senate of 1999, and Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist who "presided" over the utterly clownish sham of a trial for removal from office.

The historic amorality of that Senate is no better illustrated then in the infamous voice vote of Senator Arlen Spector "not proven"! The facts of criminal behavior by President Clinton were clear. The Senators vote represented a egregious breach of civil order and a mockery of justice.

39 posted on 06/11/2011 6:54:11 PM PDT by bvw
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To: A. Patriot
...if you say something controversial, instead of respectful intelligent debate discussing the merits of the issue, you get personally attacked and crucified, not by just liberals, but so called conservatives also.

Uh, Crevo threads of the past were absolute war...
Now you can talk about carbon dating, evolution and life on Earth before 6,000 years ago and not get flamed. I think manners have actually improved.
But I do miss some of the talent lost in the great purges of yore.

40 posted on 06/11/2011 6:54:42 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Texas Fossil; big bad easter bunny
I heard Hannity on his radio show on Friday bemoan the changes here.

I heard that too. What was that all about? Is Hannity too lazy to peruse the site? There is a lot here, and it takes effort to search it out. Just ignore what you don't like, and don't engage in the vitriol.

Regarding your other comments, I agree whole-heartedly. This is a great site with great posters, for the most part. Thank you Jim & John Robinson. I've been here since before 1998, although that is not what my "date" says. I think it got re-jiggered during one of the upgrades.

41 posted on 06/11/2011 6:56:20 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Larry Lucido
Can you imagine if FR had avatars?

Perish the thought!

42 posted on 06/11/2011 6:58:35 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: bvw

Someone who remembers,

I loved Kristen’s weekly after action reports from the DC chapter weekly protests, and Larry Klaymen updates with Judge Lamberth(sp) and Judicial Watch and who can forget Christopher Rudy!!!

How bout the election recount and “Get out of Cheney’s house!” That was classic.


43 posted on 06/11/2011 7:01:31 PM PDT by lurked_for_a_decade
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To: big bad easter bunny; RedMDer; trisham; Bigtigermike; Brices Crossroads; Lakeshark; ...

What’s with all the deleted comments?

FR ROCKS!

Wait until Sarah Palin annouces!


44 posted on 06/11/2011 7:04:10 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: big bad easter bunny
I notice about.com has a list of their top ten conservative/republican websites and FR isn't on it...
45 posted on 06/11/2011 7:04:48 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: big bad easter bunny

Maybe because some of us decided to actually get really involved and help CHANGE things rather than just talking about it....go check out ISPYONSALEM.com (it’s a radio show that you can download)......and it’s Freeper backed.


46 posted on 06/11/2011 7:05:46 PM PDT by goodnesswins (...both islam and the democrat plantation thrive on poverty)
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To: Soothesayer9
As a matter of fact, the site looks eerily similar to the one that existed in 1998.

That's a good thing, IMHO, it actually makes it easier to see which threads are happening, and which ones to ignore, I prefer this format over the other forum formats.

47 posted on 06/11/2011 7:06:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lurked_for_a_decade

Many Freepers gone from the those days of weekend protests outside the White House, and the very successful 31 October 1998 DC Rally. Freepers of that era at that rally: Matt Drudge, Lucciane Goldberg, Alan Keyes, Jim Robinson, many others — a legendary assembly of legendary Freepers.


48 posted on 06/11/2011 7:07:21 PM PDT by bvw
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To: big bad easter bunny

IMHO people are somewhat timid recently.

I think there was shock that Obama could actually win, and what is happening now is a lack of confidence on how to beat the left.

The way to beat the left is to be more in-their-face and a bit less dignified. More Alinsky.


49 posted on 06/11/2011 7:07:55 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: bvw

Don’t forget Ann Coulter - she was there. And someone still needs to give her a sandwich (LOL)


50 posted on 06/11/2011 7:10:24 PM PDT by lurked_for_a_decade
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