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Barack Obama’s ideology produces pain for the American people
Liberty Ledger ^ | May 10, 2011 | James H. Shott

Posted on 05/10/2011 6:22:17 AM PDT by James H. Shott

As President, Barack Obama has shown the occasional capacity to recognize good policies when he sees them.

As a candidate for president, Mr. Obama continuously condemned George W. Bush for the Guantanamo Bay enemy combatant facility, for enhanced interrogation techniques, rendition, black site interrogation facilities, virtually everything else the nation was doing in the “War on Terror,” and also for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That technique played well with voters and helped him win the election.

But as president he learned that things look different from inside the Oval Office than from outside on the campaign trail, and he used and benefitted from those same anti-terrorism policies he so bitterly criticized in finding and disposing of Osama bin Laden.

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1 posted on 05/10/2011 6:22:20 AM PDT by James H. Shott
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To: James H. Shott

Post the whole thing here.


2 posted on 05/10/2011 6:23:37 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: James H. Shott

He hasn’t learned near enough.

He damned sure hasn’t learned that we cannot live off a credit card and continue raising our limit on it.


3 posted on 05/10/2011 6:24:29 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
He damned sure hasn’t learned that we cannot live off a credit card and continue raising our limit on it.

Well, he doesn't care. He doesn't get the monthly bill.

4 posted on 05/10/2011 6:27:17 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: James H. Shott
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What seems to have prevented you posting the entire content here?

5 posted on 05/10/2011 6:33:12 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: James H. Shott

I’m betting a whole lot of Obama’s team retires.


6 posted on 05/10/2011 6:35:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: James H. Shott

obama and the dims do not care about America... IT IS NOT THEIR MONEY.

LLS


7 posted on 05/10/2011 6:39:33 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: humblegunner

Personal preference.

What seems to be your problem with following a link?


8 posted on 05/10/2011 6:54:58 AM PDT by James H. Shott
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To: James H. Shott
What seems to be your problem with following a link?

I have a problem with folks using Free Republic as an advertising platform for their "writing".

Do you imagine your MySpace blog or whatever it is gets more page views than Free Republic?

If you have a message to impart, this would be the wider audience.

Or is it just "hits" that you are after, and the message be damned?

9 posted on 05/10/2011 6:58:51 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

The message is the message, anywhere and everywhere it is posted.

Your obsession with complete posts is at odds with stated policies of Free Republic, which has posted that it sees itself in part as a gateway, and enjoys that position.

Now, take a deep breath, and relax.


10 posted on 05/10/2011 7:02:31 AM PDT by James H. Shott
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To: James H. Shott
Your obsession with complete posts is at odds with stated policies of Free Republic

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2636843/posts?page=557#552

Believe it or not, once upon a time vanities were frowned upon by our participants. FR’s original format was established to not only fight for liberty and against government abuse/corruption, etc, but to criticize the liberally biased mainstream media. Therefore our original format was to post from valid NEWS sources and government reports, etc, and to tear them down where deserved. Vanity posters were shunned (unless they were very good).

Then a few years ago the blogger craze started. At first, most of them were treated simply as vanities and were pulled or zotted on sight. Eventually some were accepted as valid material on FR. And soon the blogger wars commenced. To allow blogs or not to allow blogs was the question. Can’t go blanket either way. Like it or not, some blogs are better than most others.

So, long story short, we created a special forum for blog posts. This was in lieu of simply deleting all blog posts. The theory was that as long as they were posted in the bloggers forum, those who didn’t wish to read them could simply click on the “news” forum and they wouldn’t see them. But, of course, as some blogs are definitely better than most others and some are much better than your typical mainstream news sources, we soon allowed certain blogs to be posted regularly to the news section.

This all worked more or less to a certain degree without too much friction until the non-commenting, short-excerpting, long-complaining blog pimp was born.

I have no complaint if a good conservative blogger posts his own material to FR, not as an excerpt to drive hits and discussion back to his blog, but rather to impart useful information to OUR readers and to promote and join in on the discussion and conservative activism HERE on FR.

If a blogger can’t or refuses do that, and if he constantly complains or fights with our participants over it, then I’d just as soon he doesn’t post here. It’s not my job to make his content or his presentation or cooperation acceptable to our readers. That’s his job. And if he cannot do it or refuses to do it and continues posting brief excerpts only and obviously attempting to draw away our participants while loudly complaining about it, then I have no sympathy for his complaints and the more apt I am to ban his account and blog.

Furthermore, I’m not big on “rules.” You won’t see me posting rules for bloggers. The rules for bloggers on FR are the same as the rules for everyone else. If you are a good conservative activist and are willing to work with US on OUR goals and causes and not against US, then you’re welcome to post to FR. But unless we say otherwise your blog material should be posted to our bloggers forum and it would be best if you do not excerpt your own material and if you would actually join in on the discussion here on FR. We’re not really that interested in driving OUR traffic to YOUR blog. But if our readers see that you post useful information then they might start reading your site and that’s fine by me.

552 posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 4:06:19 PM by Jim Robinson

11 posted on 05/10/2011 7:12:07 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

First time I’ve seen that one, and it’s nearly 180 degrees from the one I saw (which I will now try to locate).

Two things:

1. If FR doesn’t want me to post on its site, all it has to do is say so. Don’t want to be where I’m not wanted.

2. Follow the link. You might find some things you like.


12 posted on 05/10/2011 7:20:11 AM PDT by James H. Shott
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To: James H. Shott

Good God!


13 posted on 05/10/2011 7:38:34 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (hH)
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To: James H. Shott

Barack Obama’s ideology,let’s try this no this no this....


14 posted on 05/10/2011 8:43:05 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: James H. Shott; humblegunner
"Two things:

1. If FR doesn’t want me to post on its site, all it has to do is say so. Don’t want to be where I’m not wanted.

2. Follow the link. You might find some things you like."


Regarding 1 - FreeRepublic will likely not comment on your staying or leaving. That's why Gunner is here as your "Welcoming Committee." Again, quoting from the Boss -

"Blog pimping is not my highest priority. Not my job to worry about it. That’s why we have blog overlords.

39 posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 11:57:56 AM by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies | Report Abuse]

Regarding #2 - Post the content here. You might find some readers.
15 posted on 05/10/2011 9:11:02 AM PDT by shibumi (Vampire Outlaw of the Milky Way)
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To: James H. Shott
Follow the link. You might find some things you like.

Screw your MySpace page. How about that? I don't want your ads and tracking crap on my PC from clicking on a crap ass link.

If you have something to say, say it here. You do not deserve a single hit driving traffic from FR.

16 posted on 05/10/2011 9:26:17 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Eaker

You sound like a typical liberal.

Any of you complainers ever wonder why FR has a check box for EXCERPTS?

No, you probably didn’t.


17 posted on 05/10/2011 9:36:46 AM PDT by James H. Shott
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To: James H. Shott

Actually, I know ~exactly~ why the excerpt box is there.

You obviously don’t.


18 posted on 05/10/2011 9:38:49 AM PDT by shibumi (Vampire Outlaw of the Milky Way)
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19 posted on 05/10/2011 9:44:54 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: James H. Shott

You think this is our first rodeo n00bie?

The excerpt box is not for MySpacers to add a teaser for blog hits. There is an excerpts list and if you had been here for more than five minutes you would know that and wouldn’t be asking stupid questions.

The more of an ass you make of yourself the fewer FReepers will click on your MySpace page. You can bet your n0bbie pin on that. Also calling long time conservative posters “liberal” just makes you look like a bigger douche bag.


20 posted on 05/10/2011 9:45:13 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: James H. Shott
Any of you complainers ever wonder why FR has a check box for EXCERPTS?

Could it possibly be for sources on the EXCERPT LIST?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1111944/posts

Note that the list does not include you.

We are not here to provide you with blog hits.

21 posted on 05/10/2011 9:46:12 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: James H. Shott
From your Profile Page:

Please visit my Web page

Pathetic effort there blog pimp.

22 posted on 05/10/2011 9:47:09 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: humblegunner

23 posted on 05/10/2011 9:48:44 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Eaker; paulycy
Please visit my Web page


24 posted on 05/10/2011 9:52:18 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: James H. Shott
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Why? Are the next three sentences less vacuous than the first three sentences?

25 posted on 05/10/2011 9:59:37 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: James H. Shott
2. Follow the link. You might find some things you like.

Or, he might find some things he doesn't like. I always bring bug spray and disinfectant when I visit strange blogs. And that doesn't always work.

26 posted on 05/10/2011 10:01:34 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido
Or, he might find some things he doesn't like.

"You may not like what you find."


27 posted on 05/10/2011 10:05:46 AM PDT by humblegunner
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28 posted on 05/10/2011 10:08:26 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Eaker

T Y P I C A L L I B E R A L S ! ! !

S. O. I. A. R.


29 posted on 05/10/2011 10:22:52 AM PDT by James H. Shott
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S. O. I. A. R.

Clearly you are at the wrong site.

We don't need any bathhouse boys here. Maybe you can Google "Barney Frank" and friend him on FaceBook or whatever you fellers do.

30 posted on 05/10/2011 10:29:34 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Eaker

You seem to know more about that than I.

Typical liberal.


31 posted on 05/10/2011 10:33:56 AM PDT by James H. Shott
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To: James H. Shott
Why would a liberal wish for the full content to be posted here, resulting
in much greater exposure? Please explain how you arrive at that conclusion.
32 posted on 05/10/2011 10:37:46 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Why would someone who’s a conservative post intolerant, nasty, insulting and childish comments (which are the traits of liberals) over whether it is proper/undesirable or whatever to link to another site?


33 posted on 05/10/2011 10:50:46 AM PDT by James H. Shott
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Why would someone who’s a conservative post intolerant, nasty, insulting and childish comments

Like S.O.I.A.R.? (Sit on it and rotate)

I think that comment takes the childishness prize on this thread so far.

You have also failed to address my question:

Why would a liberal wish for the full content to be posted here, resulting
in much greater exposure? Please explain how you arrive at that conclusion.

34 posted on 05/10/2011 10:58:51 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

RE: SOIAR - respond in kind, finally.

You have failed to respond to my question. I thought true conservative do not stoop to the kind of comments on this topic. I thought we had higher standards. Guess I was wrong.


35 posted on 05/10/2011 11:02:44 AM PDT by James H. Shott
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To: James H. Shott

Okay, you’ve made your point about excerpts, and I’ve said I thought that was acceptable.

No new ground being covered.

Nice talking with you.


36 posted on 05/10/2011 11:11:58 AM PDT by James H. Shott
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To: James H. Shott
You have failed to respond to my question.

Mine was posed first and you have yet to address it. Regarding your question:

Why would someone who’s a conservative post intolerant, nasty, insulting and childish comments

I cannot answer for you.

Please explain why you made the intolerant, nasty, insulting and
childish comment and then consider your question answered.

Now, back to my question, which should be easy to answer:

Why would a liberal wish for the full content to be posted here, resulting
in much greater exposure? Please explain how you arrive at that conclusion.

37 posted on 05/10/2011 11:15:48 AM PDT by humblegunner
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I’ve said I thought that was acceptable.

Then why didn't you drop it instead of arguing a poorly thought out contention from a weak position?

Nice talking with you.

Not really, maybe next time if you post in full it will be.

38 posted on 05/10/2011 11:18:45 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Eaker
Been unable to locate the comment I mentioned earlier. I did find this comment, which has somewhat the flavor of the FR comment I can't find.

Is President Obama’s oil policy actually just a means to an end?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:11:13 AM · 12 of 18 kitkat to humblegunner; James H. Shott

That was a very well written article. Without bloggers, we wouldn’t get such articles. And without hits to the bloggers’ sites they would not get advertising which pays the bills. And we would have no conservative blogs to read on FR.

Further, Jim Rob said he approves of blogs. Without them, America has Fox (sometimes) and you constantly complain about clicking a link.

And, by the way, I do NOT have a blog.

I'll stop posting on FR, so you win.

It'll save me time and you complainers can chalk up a victory.

39 posted on 05/11/2011 8:19:54 AM PDT by James H. Shott
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To: James H. Shott; humblegunner

You were asked to post in full so FReepers could decide if you deserved a hit. Teaser excerpts to drive traffic away from FR for your profit is unacceptable.

If your writing is not good enough to get FReepers to willing click on your blog that is your shortcoming not mine.

I cannot believe you would give up the exposure that you would gain by posting in full just because of a few blog hits but it is of course your choice.


40 posted on 05/11/2011 9:46:37 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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I'll stop posting on FR, so you win.

Why not just post your writing in full?

41 posted on 05/11/2011 9:51:53 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Eaker
Teaser excerpts to drive traffic away from FR ...

How so? People have to be on FR to find the link.

And, by the way, I don't make money from my blogging activities.

42 posted on 05/11/2011 5:21:41 PM PDT by James H. Shott
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To: humblegunner

Because I don’t need to try to follow and comment on one more sight. It’s all I can do to keep up with the sights I post full columns on now.

There might be a lot of exposure on FR, but if there is no reference site to identify with, what difference does it make?

If attracting readers to other sites is considered inappropriate, then the value of posting on FR diminishes quickly. If those are the rules, fine, I’ll gladly play by them, now that I know what the rules are.

From my perspective, the main value to me was the opportunity to attract attention to one of the sites I post on. I’ve been called a pimp, etc. for that, and that’s fine.

I’ll just go elsewhere.

Thanks for your input.


43 posted on 05/11/2011 5:29:31 PM PDT by James H. Shott
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How so? People have to be on FR to find the link.

Duh, it isn't like a hundred thousand people are on your MySpace page. I notice also Jim Rob isn't pimping FR on the your page. Plenty of nobodies have announced the demise of FR because they are leaving, but we will take that risk so bye.

And, by the way, I don't make money from my blogging activities.

That I believe.

44 posted on 05/11/2011 5:36:02 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: James H. Shott; humblegunner
Because I don’t need to try to follow and comment on one more sight(sic).

Following and commenting is part of the deal n00bie.

It’s all I can do to keep up with the sights(sic) I post full columns on now.

Google a picture of a tiny violin and look at it.

45 posted on 05/11/2011 5:40:17 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Eaker

Were you born a cynic, or did you go to college for it?


46 posted on 05/11/2011 6:57:20 PM PDT by James H. Shott
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To: Eaker

Not looking for or wanting sympathy, Bubba.

I was writing published commentary when you were just a nightmare in your mamma’s eye.


47 posted on 05/11/2011 6:59:15 PM PDT by James H. Shott
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To: James H. Shott

So you are 80.

Big deal.

Die already.

Btw, how are we going to miss your whiny ass if you won’t leave?


48 posted on 05/11/2011 7:05:44 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: Eaker

Yeah, you know, you are absolutely, 100 percent, totally, completely, unarguably, undeniably right.

Enjoy your miserable, narrow life.

Bye, now.


49 posted on 05/11/2011 7:10:06 PM PDT by James H. Shott
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To: James H. Shott
Were you born a cynic, or did you go to college for it?

One of us had to get an education.



50 posted on 05/11/2011 7:11:19 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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