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Our 1st Quarter Freepathon is Underway!
Donate to FR via Secure Server ^ | 01/02/04 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 01/02/2004 12:55:16 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Howdy everyone,

Happy New Year!!

And it's time for our 1st quarter fundraiser!

Things are looking up despite the doom and gloom scenarios painted by the naysayers of the dark side. Iraq has been liberated. Saddam has been captured and will be brought to justice. Terrorist attacks are down world-wide. Terrorist states are surrendering their WMD (Libya) and or are taking notice (Syria) and or are cooling their heels (North Korea). The effects of the tax cut are kicking in. The economy is booming and the stock market is soaring. Manufacturing is accelerating. Employment is gaining.

According to a Wall Street Journal poll, economists are expecting 4.5% growth in the first quarter with growth rates north of 4% continuing in the second quarter and throughout the year. Corporate profits and hiring are expanding and picking up. Unemployment rates are expected to fall to 5.5% by November and 1.5 million new jobs could be created.

Inflation is checked, interest rates are at historic lows, tax rates have been cut and more cuts are expected. Capital is pouring into the markets, housing is up, business is booming and people are going back to work. With the booming economy, tax receipts will increase to the U.S. treasury and, likewise, receipts to state and local governments will increase, diminishing the size of the expected deficits.

The new year is looking to be a great year. And this is an election year.

The Democrats are in disarray and are scrambling to find viable candidates. Shock and awe has overtaken the dark side and, unfortunately for them, their leading contenders have become even more anti-American as a result and are leaning even further to the left. Their acerbic attacks on President Bush's successes are sounding more and more shrill and desperate and feeble. Their doom and gloom predictions have fizzled and they have no platform to stand on. Appeasement does not work. Communism does not work.

God willing, and short any drastic political reversals, President Bush should easily be re-elected. And the Republican majorities in Congress and in the state legislatures should continue to grow. It IS a shining new morning in America.

Thank God!

And I expect Free Republic to be a very busy site this year. Free Republic is THE place to get the very latest in breaking news and conservative commentary and activism. I expect our membership and chapter activities will continue to expand as our members get more and more involved in campaigning and supporting our conservative candidates and positions.

Our budget requirements this year are about the same as last year. We will be needing about $60,000 per quarter. Travel expenses may increase a bit, if my plans for a nation-wide tour come to fruition, but later in the year our $3,000 per month legal bill will finally be paid off. On other fronts, we are negotiating a settlement with the City of Fresno in regards to their libeling our Fresno Chapter and that looks to be coming out well.

If all goes well, I hope to see many of you during the year and then again at the Free Republic George W. Bush Inaugural Ball II in Washington, D.C. next January! Woo hoo!!

Thank you all very much for your continued support for Free Republic and our conservative causes!

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God bless you all and God bless America!!



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To: glock rocks
mad vet peices parts!!!
351 posted on 01/02/2004 4:39:16 PM PST by Pete-R-Bilt (I always have right of weight..)
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To: Grampa Dave
If Dean stuffed that foam hat in his oversized head, he'd have infinitely increased his brain size :-)
352 posted on 01/02/2004 4:39:25 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: Gabz
hubby got Snowman Poop instead!!!!

you could get 6 to 24 months for that around here.

353 posted on 01/02/2004 4:40:04 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt
mad vet peices parts!!!

LOL... do not anger happy Vette.

354 posted on 01/02/2004 4:41:35 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: NormsRevenge
Are you sure that wasn't a stunt double?
355 posted on 01/02/2004 4:41:46 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: Jim Robinson
$100 from California
$5 monthly from Texas
$100 from California
$25 from California
$100 from New York

Thank you California (X 3), Texas and New York!!






356 posted on 01/02/2004 4:43:21 PM PST by Gabz (smoke gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business -swat'em)
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To: Brad's Gramma
With your cooking, I'm surprised you haven't starved Grandpa along with Snuggles.

Your cooking makes me want to live off of MRE's.

357 posted on 01/02/2004 4:44:29 PM PST by Maigrey (Dubya: Drives SUV; Eats Beef; Kills Animals, a Man's Man!)
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To: xsmommy; Howlin
i will personally drag people by their EARS to this one!!

You're really into that kind of stuff, aren't you??????

358 posted on 01/02/2004 4:44:46 PM PST by Gabz (smoke gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business -swat'em)
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To: steveegg
LOL.. GayGuily LaF(&^%$#*)leur, maybe ;-)
359 posted on 01/02/2004 4:45:05 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .......... Stay the course in 2004 ..... Become a Monthly at FR...)
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To: RottiBiz
Thanks!
360 posted on 01/02/2004 4:45:21 PM PST by Fawnn (Official Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person)
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To: glock rocks
You've created a monster!
361 posted on 01/02/2004 4:45:33 PM PST by RottiBiz (Help end Freepathons -- become a monthly donor.)
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To: NormsRevenge
What an ugly guy!!!
362 posted on 01/02/2004 4:47:32 PM PST by RottiBiz (Help end Freepathons -- become a monthly donor.)
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To: RottiBiz
heh heh heh

</evil grin>

363 posted on 01/02/2004 4:48:49 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: glock rocks
Just in:

$50 from Delaware
$20 from Colorado
$10 from Connecticut
$10 from Washington

Thank you Delaware, Colorado, Connecticut and Washington!!
364 posted on 01/02/2004 4:50:11 PM PST by Jim Robinson (No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the congress is in session. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: Howlin

Contribute, please!

If you don't, Kerry may be forece to give Dean his head back


365 posted on 01/02/2004 4:50:37 PM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: NormsRevenge
He has obviously played too much hockey without his helmet.
366 posted on 01/02/2004 4:51:05 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Kaddaffi: "I will do whatever the Americans want. I saw what happened in Iraq. I was scared!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you Delaware, Colorado, Connecticut and Washington (I assume that's State)
367 posted on 01/02/2004 4:51:39 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: Jim Robinson
Are we there yet?
368 posted on 01/02/2004 4:53:05 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Grampa Dave
I was going to do a ReWrite, but I'm too nice a guy. Hi Dave.
369 posted on 01/02/2004 4:53:35 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt
Thanks, Pete-R-Bilt.

As soon as we have a few more donors, number 99 will be permanently yours.
370 posted on 01/02/2004 4:53:44 PM PST by RottiBiz (Help end Freepathons -- become a monthly donor.)
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To: Howlin
Might be forced to give Dean his head back, too.
371 posted on 01/02/2004 4:54:04 PM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: Support Free Republic
Almost.
372 posted on 01/02/2004 4:54:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson (No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the congress is in session. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: Support Free Republic
Are we there yet?

We'll be there when we're there and not one second later :-)

373 posted on 01/02/2004 4:54:36 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: RottiBiz
Speaking of numbers, thanks for the 17 on the dollar list.
374 posted on 01/02/2004 4:55:32 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: glock rocks
Ward Burton is driving for Gene Haas this year isn't he ~ will it be a Chevy now that Pontiac has withdrawn from NASCAR?

PS watch Ford this year ~ their new heads have approved for '04. :)
375 posted on 01/02/2004 4:56:25 PM PST by blackie
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To: steveegg
All is fair in this year of Open Warfare with the left and their Drawf's!
376 posted on 01/02/2004 4:56:37 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Kaddaffi: "I will do whatever the Americans want. I saw what happened in Iraq. I was scared!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Just in:

$50 from Delaware
$20 from Colorado
$10 from Connecticut
$10 from Washington

Thank you Delaware, Colorado, Connecticut and Washington!!

377 posted on 01/02/2004 4:57:10 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: blackie
(1) Yep and (2) I strongly suspect so, since Haas got his motors from Hendrick Motorsports.
378 posted on 01/02/2004 5:00:27 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: glock rocks; SierraWasp; PhiKapMom; PhilDragoo; JohnHuang2
Donations to Free Republic in 2004 will result in more cases of MADA$$ disease across the nation in 2004!


379 posted on 01/02/2004 5:01:25 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Kaddaffi: "I will do whatever the Americans want. I saw what happened in Iraq. I was scared!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Since I love this place so much and feel that I have to make up for the fact that my state sends two insidious commies to the Senate, I am tossing in a few bucks from my sick bed tonight. :)
380 posted on 01/02/2004 5:02:28 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (*achoo!*)
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To: Grampa Dave
Very true. In that case, substitute "little" for "much". BTW, nice tag.
381 posted on 01/02/2004 5:02:55 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: Jim Robinson
bump
382 posted on 01/02/2004 5:03:57 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Thank you NYC GOP Chick

now, Get Well !!

383 posted on 01/02/2004 5:04:22 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: steveegg
... I also like your tagline ...

I shamelessly stole the main idea for it from a real cardboard-on-a-stick sign, carried by a laid-off Unix sysadmin at an intersection. He turned down my $5, laughed, and said, "Honest, I just want a job!" I hope he's found one; surely someone with an opening was impressed by his initiative!

Speaking of shameless ripoffs, your "Member since..." code is pretty cool, too.

Thanke! :-)

u

384 posted on 01/02/2004 5:05:06 PM PST by umbagi (Will code for food -- C#, .NET, C++, C, Java, Delphi, Perl, PHP, whatever. God Bless!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Thank you. Get better soon.
385 posted on 01/02/2004 5:05:08 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Thank you very much, NYC GOP Chick!! Hope you get well soon.

Just in:

$15 from Texas
$25 from New York
$20 from Connecticut

Thank you Texas, New York and Connecticut!!
386 posted on 01/02/2004 5:05:39 PM PST by Jim Robinson (No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the congress is in session. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: Grampa Dave
LOL. You have to love that self-destruct mode!
387 posted on 01/02/2004 5:06:19 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: umbagi
It was the old code (don't ask me wny JohnRob ever trashed it).
388 posted on 01/02/2004 5:06:47 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you Texas, New York and Connecticut.
389 posted on 01/02/2004 5:08:01 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: Grampa Dave
LOL!!!
390 posted on 01/02/2004 5:08:10 PM PST by Fawnn (Official Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person)
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To: Jim Robinson
Ya got me Jim! I'm opening the wallet!
Thats a feat considering that I am a Penny Pincher! Thanks for opening your wallet first to bring us FR!
391 posted on 01/02/2004 5:08:22 PM PST by mylife
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To: steveegg
'04 should be a fun year in NASCAR ~ do you think Toyota will have much impact their first year in the truck series?
392 posted on 01/02/2004 5:08:38 PM PST by blackie
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To: glock rocks
I do (working on a way to trigger it via remote control :-)

BTW, we're up to 4% now.

393 posted on 01/02/2004 5:08:52 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: mylife
Thank you mylife !!


394 posted on 01/02/2004 5:09:13 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: Dubya
Thank you, Dubya!!
395 posted on 01/02/2004 5:09:51 PM PST by Jim Robinson (No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the congress is in session. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: blackie
Don't follow trucks that much, but I think Toyota's going to do all right (for a rookie, that is).
396 posted on 01/02/2004 5:10:13 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: Seeking the truth
Love the mugs!

They are beautiful and the quality is superb.
397 posted on 01/02/2004 5:10:14 PM PST by RottiBiz (Help end Freepathons -- become a monthly donor.)
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To: mylife
Thank you very much, mylife!!
398 posted on 01/02/2004 5:10:29 PM PST by Jim Robinson (No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the congress is in session. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: mylife
Thank you mylife. Despite my tag, I'm also a penny-pincher.
399 posted on 01/02/2004 5:11:32 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: Jim Robinson
You are most welcome Jim
400 posted on 01/02/2004 5:11:43 PM PST by mylife
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