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Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $14,765
17%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 17% is in!! Thank you all very much!!


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: steveegg; glock rocks
Well, that is it from me.

We are off for the 10,000 th party for the season. A couple was gone for Christmas and New Years, so they are hosting a late Christmas/New Year's party. Just what we need!

Good luck on the Freepathon. I will be in for a little tomorrow. We have a lot of clean up from the massive storms this past week, so I will be enjoying "Honey Do This" for most of tomorrow plus my own list of chores.
401 posted on 01/02/2004 5:12:16 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: glock rocks
jax thought it was the funniest thing she had ever heard of and insisted daddy had to get some.

The tag on it said "Coal is in short supply and thus very expensive, so instead you get snowman poop"
402 posted on 01/02/2004 5:13:01 PM PST by Gabz (smoke gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business -swat'em)
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To: steveegg
Trucks have some of the best racing. :)
403 posted on 01/02/2004 5:13:03 PM PST by blackie
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To: Grampa Dave
Have a safe one out there Grampa Dave. Best Wishes to you and yours in the New Year.
404 posted on 01/02/2004 5:13:22 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .......... Stay the course in 2004 ..... Become a Monthly at FR...)
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To: Grampa Dave
You have a good one. I'm also going to call it a night (unlike you, it's early to bed/rise for me)
405 posted on 01/02/2004 5:13:43 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: steveegg
PS do you get Speed Channel?
406 posted on 01/02/2004 5:15:06 PM PST by blackie
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Sorry you feel rotten, sweetie. Maybe this will help?


407 posted on 01/02/2004 5:16:14 PM PST by Maigrey (Dubya: Drives SUV; Eats Beef; Kills Animals, a Man's Man!)
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To: blackie
I know; I can't watch and FReep at the same time though (Speed is on the digitial side of the cable, and the digital box and the computer aren't in the same room).

I caught the qualifying at Milwaukee (missed the race, was busy FReeping Hiliary in Chicago). A couple guys spun on the first qual lap, and were smart enough to go back to the start/finish line to get a decent run at lap 2.

408 posted on 01/02/2004 5:17:09 PM PST by steveegg (Free Republic - $30/month. Broadband - $45/month. Seeing the DemonRATS out of issues - priceless)
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To: Maigrey
Thanks. :)
409 posted on 01/02/2004 5:17:38 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (*achoo!*)
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To: blackie
I'm not so sure Ward's going to have a great year... he was doing really well last season at times... may take a while to get used to the new.
410 posted on 01/02/2004 5:18:24 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: Jim Robinson
No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the congress is in session. ~ Mark Twain

Your Tag Is a riot cuz it is the bald faced truth!!
411 posted on 01/02/2004 5:18:53 PM PST by mylife
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To: Grampa Dave
Have a great weekend, Dave. See ya in a while.
412 posted on 01/02/2004 5:19:16 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: Jim Robinson; jigsaw
Just noticed you changed your tag. I like it.
413 posted on 01/02/2004 5:19:54 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
Just in:

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

Thank you Delaware, Colorado, Connecticut and Washington!!


414 posted on 01/02/2004 5:20:02 PM PST by RottiBiz (Help end Freepathons -- become a monthly donor.)
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To: steveegg
G'nite steveegg.


415 posted on 01/02/2004 5:21:15 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: RottiBiz
Free Republic!
It's a wonderful site!
Please help keep it that way. Make a donation!

416 posted on 01/02/2004 5:21:47 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Freepers post from sun to sun, but a fundraiser bot's work is never done.)
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To: Jim Robinson
OK, I'm in :o)
417 posted on 01/02/2004 5:21:49 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999
Thank you McGavin999 !!


418 posted on 01/02/2004 5:22:51 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: steveegg
I don't watch and FReep at the time ~ we have four TV's on DISH ~ none in my computer room.

I have a cable modem and use cable only for our modems. :)
419 posted on 01/02/2004 5:23:10 PM PST by blackie
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To: RottiBiz

4%!!!

420 posted on 01/02/2004 5:23:39 PM PST by Fawnn (Official Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person)
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To: glock rocks
You're welcome. I usually wait until later in the Freepathon but I thought I'd get it out of the way early this time.
421 posted on 01/02/2004 5:23:52 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: Jim Robinson
$50 from Delaware
$20 from Colorado
$10 from Connecticut
$10 from Washington

Thank you Delaware, Colorado, Connecticut and Washington!!








422 posted on 01/02/2004 5:23:55 PM PST by Gabz (smoke gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business -swat'em)
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To: glock rocks
Ward's good ~ I like his brother Jeff better ~ maybe it's because he drives a Ford. :):)
423 posted on 01/02/2004 5:24:18 PM PST by blackie
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To: Gabz
OK, where is THANK YOU ARIZONA!
424 posted on 01/02/2004 5:24:49 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999
Thank you, McGavin999!!

Just in:

$20 from New Jersey
$100 from Arizona
$100 from Ohio

Thank you New Jersey, Arizona and Ohio!!
425 posted on 01/02/2004 5:26:18 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: McGavin999
OK, where is THANK YOU ARIZONA!

south of Flagstaff?

426 posted on 01/02/2004 5:27:52 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: Jim Robinson
$15 from Texas
$25 from New York
$20 from Connecticut

Thank you Texas, New York and Connecticut!!










427 posted on 01/02/2004 5:27:53 PM PST by Gabz (smoke gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business -swat'em)
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To: Jim Robinson
You're welcome Jim. I've been here so long that if this place disappeared they'd have to commit me to an asylum.
428 posted on 01/02/2004 5:28:24 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999
Heh, heh. And what makes you think you haven't already been committed?
429 posted on 01/02/2004 5:29:11 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: Grampa Dave
happy New Year, Grampa!!!!!
430 posted on 01/02/2004 5:29:22 PM PST by Gabz (smoke gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business -swat'em)
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To: Jim Robinson
OMG, I never thought about that!
431 posted on 01/02/2004 5:29:43 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: blackie
I think Jeff maybe a better driver, but old habits are hard to change. Ward's a good man.
432 posted on 01/02/2004 5:30:02 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt; glock rocks
If it's not Zoomies for the Vette it's X-M radio in the truck...
433 posted on 01/02/2004 5:30:20 PM PST by tubebender (Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see...)
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To: McGavin999
Thank you ARIZONA!!!!!!
434 posted on 01/02/2004 5:31:10 PM PST by Gabz (smoke gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business -swat'em)
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To: McGavin999
Happy New Year, McGavin999!! LOL
435 posted on 01/02/2004 5:31:14 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: Jim Robinson
$20 from New Jersey
$100 from Arizona
$100 from Ohio

Thank you New Jersey, Arizona and Ohio!!











436 posted on 01/02/2004 5:32:21 PM PST by Gabz (smoke gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business -swat'em)
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To: tubebender; Pete-R-Bilt
Man, you must be psycho psychic! I gave Pete some zoomies for his vette, and he gave me XM for my truck. Merry Christmas!
437 posted on 01/02/2004 5:32:28 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: Fawnn
They sent mare zygotes and doe zygotes and little lambs and ivy."

GROOOOOOOOOOAN!! hahahahaaaaaaa

438 posted on 01/02/2004 5:33:05 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Join the $5 a month club. See GrampaDave!!)
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To: smokeyb
What do you get when you cross a cow and a duck?

Milk and quackers

439 posted on 01/02/2004 5:34:06 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Join the $5 a month club. See GrampaDave!!)
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To: nicmarlo
Wouldn't? Ring a bell? Wouldn't?
440 posted on 01/02/2004 5:34:59 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Join the $5 a month club. See GrampaDave!!)
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To: smokeyb
HEY! Did Jan send you the same stupid green email????
441 posted on 01/02/2004 5:35:44 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Join the $5 a month club. See GrampaDave!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
EEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!


That is JUST WRONG!!!!!!! BLECH!!!
442 posted on 01/02/2004 5:37:39 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Join the $5 a month club. See GrampaDave!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Your welcome and thanks for the nice web site that you have here.
443 posted on 01/02/2004 5:38:41 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: Maigrey
HEY NOW!

I know where all of the local restaurants are!

SSsssshhhhheeeeeeeesh
444 posted on 01/02/2004 5:38:49 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Join the $5 a month club. See GrampaDave!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Wouldn't? and wooden milk

Is that supposed to be the same word, lol? : )

445 posted on 01/02/2004 5:38:51 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo
I think so! :0
446 posted on 01/02/2004 5:44:16 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Join the $5 a month club. See GrampaDave!!)
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To: steveegg; Brad's Gramma
It was the old code (don't ask me wny JohnRob ever trashed it).

It looked so good in those "Hi, Newbie!

Ima Dumbie Member since January2, 2004

Welcome to FR!"

posts, too.

Oh, um, sorry, yes, this is an on-topic BTTT... Hey, Gramma, I promised you in July that while I'd have to skip contributing at the next drive if I didn't find work, I'd be back when I did.

I'm ba-aaaack!

Where are our folks with the bucks to match shy freepers' donations? It works -- I signed up to ante up, after lurking through the impeachment and elections, because a FReeper offered to match any donation up to $1,000, with the contributor's state getting all the credit.

I haven't seen a lot of that, lately...

u

447 posted on 01/02/2004 5:44:49 PM PST by umbagi (Will code for food -- C#, .NET, C++, C, Java, Delphi, Perl, PHP, whatever. God Bless!)
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To: nicmarlo
You need to get out of the Limo and mix with us po folks... :-o)

When ya gonna be on TV again?
448 posted on 01/02/2004 5:45:23 PM PST by tubebender (Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see...)
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To: tubebender
I doubt I'll be on t.v. very soon....the last time was about a year ago, if the interview got played...and the time before that, another political interview..."man on the streets." I'm a po folk, too! : )
449 posted on 01/02/2004 5:48:03 PM PST by nicmarlo
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450 posted on 01/02/2004 5:48:08 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Join the $5 a month club. See GrampaDave!!)
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