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DALLAS FREEPERS DINE WITH JIM ROBINSON (Report and Photos)
SerpentDove ^ | 6/9/04 | SerpentDove

Posted on 06/09/2004 8:09:07 PM PDT by SerpentDove







Greetings, FReepers!

SerpentDove here. I will intersperse photos along with my report.

Last night, June 8, 2004, Dallas FReepers had the distinct honor of meeting and dining with the Big Enchilada, Jim Robinson! We met at Cozymel’s Mexican Restaurant in Plano.

For those of you who have never met Jim in person, he is everything you would expect and more. Lightning shoots from his eyes and fingertips, and he went around all night telling everyone to “knock it off.” :-)))

No, in actuality, Jim is a kind-faced man with smiling eyes, a gentle demeanor, and a sincere laugh.

It was an honor to meet the man whose internet site helped shake one Presidency to its foundation, and helped keep another from being hijacked.

It was heady stuff discussing with Jim the days of Whitewater and Lewinsky, when each day brought a new scandal that unfolded on our monitors. Stroke of a the keyboard, end of a legacy. Kinda cool.

The fajitas were swell, but at one point I decided to set down the fork and go meet “The Man.”

While I felt ill-prepared to strike up a political conversation with JimRob (I mean, this is JIM ROBINSON, and by this time he must have absorbed billions more bytes of information than even the most die-hard FReeper!)...I still was compelled to engage him.

So I sat down at the table with him, SUSSA and Moiraine.

I asked about the early days when Drudge linked to his site, and he and SUSSA told me of the days when Rep. Bob Barr called to meet with the FR “staff” during the impeachment inquiry, of clues dropped by Lucianne Goldberg, of the drumbeat joined by Alan Keyes, et al.

I fumbled for relevant questions. “Jim, when did you first know that FreeRepublic was a big deal?”

“When we were getting hits from the Executive Office of the President.” I wonder how many times Lanny Davis and James Carville have hit FR? Or Hillary and Slick, for that matter. Plenty, I’ll bet. We all know Rush and Sean Hannity lurk.

If I remember correctly, he said FR has 150,000 members.

My next volley. “Jim, I’ve gotta ask you...how do you see the unfolding of America in the next twenty years?” About 1/1000th of a second elapsed when his eyes sparkled and he said, “It will get more conservative.”

I reflexively smiled and said, “I think so, too.” He shares Reagan’s optimism.

I intimated that the eight years of Clinton probably took years off of my life. But I also had to share, "You know, it was kind of fun, though." He let go a genuine belly laugh, the kind like when someone really identifies with what you're saying. Then he added sarcastically, "Come on, Kerry!"

For my next question, I bore down, not for emphasis, but because I just had to know. “How does it feel to know that you are a channel through which history and the world is being changed?” I knew this was no exaggeration or flattery.

Again, the answer was firm and instant. He leaned forward and looked at me intently. “YOU know...because you’re part of it too!”

He knocked it out of the park with that answer. Power to the FReeple. I, like many, have witnessed firsthand the power of the internet to shake the world. It is an unbridled torrent that is about to destroy the mainstream media. It belongs to ordinary citizens, not the elites in Washington.

For a tiny while I sat in a little restaurant in Texas, amid empty glasses and tortilla chip crumbs, across the table from one of the primary architects of the media revolution.

Ronald Reagan said he wanted to be remembered for giving the people back their government.

I believe Jim Robinson’s legacy is in giving the people back their press.

Thanks, Jim, and God bless you.

SerpentDove







TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aar; dallas; frisco; needsmoreflags; plano; texas; veryveryjealous; wishiwasthere
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Photos courtesy MeekOneGOP.

My photos will follow later.

SD

1 posted on 06/09/2004 8:09:07 PM PDT by SerpentDove
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To: Jim Robinson; MeekOneGOP; Ms. AntiFeminazi

PING

Meeky, please alert your ping lists!

:-)


2 posted on 06/09/2004 8:10:27 PM PDT by SerpentDove (November 2004: Win One for the Gipper.)
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To: SerpentDove
For those of you who have never met Jim in person, he is everything you would expect and more. Lightning shoots from his eyes and fingertips, and he went around all night telling everyone to “knock it off.” :-)))

This is very, very funny......I laughed so hard, my cats ran downstairs!

Looks like you all had a great time!

3 posted on 06/09/2004 8:11:17 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: SerpentDove
JimRob, I love you with my whole heart.

God bless you an all that you have done to further a FREE REPUBLIC.

4 posted on 06/09/2004 8:12:18 PM PDT by mombonn
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To: Howlin

Howlin, dear one. All that I just posted to JimRob applies to you as well.


5 posted on 06/09/2004 8:13:48 PM PDT by mombonn
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To: Howlin

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

:-)


6 posted on 06/09/2004 8:14:38 PM PDT by SerpentDove (November 2004: Win One for the Gipper.)
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To: SerpentDove; Jim Robinson; Ms. AntiFeminazi; Professional Engineer; msdrby; 4mycountry; ...
Yay ! Thanks for the great thread. Here you go folks !

What a great evening we had last night with Jim and Sheila Robinson.
They are as nice as I was told they were by other Freepers.


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Texas or General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.


7 posted on 06/09/2004 8:18:17 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: SerpentDove

"I love you guys, and you all look great!" GOD BLESS AMERICA, AND GOD BLESS FREEPERS!

Cozymels is great, at least in Knoxville, it is. Try the margarita sampler!


8 posted on 06/09/2004 8:19:24 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: SerpentDove

Being with FReepers is great! I always enjoy getting together with FReepers, on the internet and in person.

Jim Robinson has blessed us all with this wonderful tool to use on the leftists. Thanks Jim! Thanks Texas!


9 posted on 06/09/2004 8:23:42 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: mombonn

Back at ya. And I'll see you in January!


10 posted on 06/09/2004 8:25:00 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: MeekOneGOP

Thanks Dallas for letting me crash your party. And see, Ming, I told you the camera would break!


11 posted on 06/09/2004 8:25:23 PM PDT by hocndoc (Choice is the # 1 killer in the US)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Sounds like a good time was had by all.......


12 posted on 06/09/2004 8:28:16 PM PDT by deport
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To: MeekOneGOP

Yeehaw! Kudos for all of you!


13 posted on 06/09/2004 8:28:53 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Howlin
It was FUN, Howlin ! A real treat for me. :^D

14 posted on 06/09/2004 8:29:09 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: SerpentDove; MeekOneGOP; Jim Robinson; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; Fawnn; ...

PING!


15 posted on 06/09/2004 8:29:53 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: hocndoc
hehe ! Yeah, but I'm glad I brought that extra set of batteries.

That was a great pic of you, btw, imho. :^D


16 posted on 06/09/2004 8:30:42 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Howlin
January, let alone November, can't come soon enough!

I WILL be there, come January.

This time, however, we WILL spend much more time together; though I know you'll be equally surrounded!

17 posted on 06/09/2004 8:31:43 PM PDT by mombonn (mA)
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To: mombonn

Yes, we will. And we WILL bring our boots! :-)


18 posted on 06/09/2004 8:34:39 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: deport; Alamo-Girl
Yes ! It was a good time alright. Thanks .....

19 posted on 06/09/2004 8:34:40 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: SerpentDove
Great pictures and what a nice report!

Jim does have really pretty eyes (Is that ok to say about a guy?) and a wonderful smile.

Looks like a good time was had by all. Thanks for sharing with us.

20 posted on 06/09/2004 8:35:02 PM PDT by LADY J
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To: Howlin

I've gotta share a funny that happened last night.

I had never been to this restaurant, so when I arrived, I said I was with a group.

I was escorted to the back bar, where there were people mingling, and a woman sat at a table with name tags ready to be filled out.

The woman smiled as I asked "Is this the FReeper group?"

She said, "Do you mean CCGALO?" I said no, and went to ask the hostess if she knew about a FreeRepublic gathering. She said that CCGALO was the only group scheduled to meet there that night.

Hmmm. Maybe they are going undercover. Maybe there was an Al Qaeda threat or something, so they had to throw them off.

I had to ask. "What's CCGALO?"

"Collin County Gay And Lesbian Association."

That's not the Free Republic I remember. No way would they go that deep undercover.

I said "Is there another Cozymel's around here?"

"Sir, this isn't Cozymel's. Cozymel's is next door."

And so it was.


21 posted on 06/09/2004 8:36:03 PM PDT by SerpentDove (November 2004: Win One for the Gipper.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping. Nice post.


22 posted on 06/09/2004 8:36:45 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: MeekOneGOP

Looking forward to meeting JR this weekend, thanks for the pics.


23 posted on 06/09/2004 8:36:51 PM PDT by eastforker (All those in favor of abortion have already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: SerpentDove

LOL!!! OMG, that is so funny!


24 posted on 06/09/2004 8:37:07 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: SerpentDove

Dallas Texas Bump!


25 posted on 06/09/2004 8:38:32 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (The Will of God is Good! Not my will, not my will, not my will, but Thine be done!)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Meek, I forgot to include this that you sent me:

Here is the list of folks that attended the Texas Freeper get-together with Jim Robinson and gang 6-8-2004:


26 posted on 06/09/2004 8:40:07 PM PDT by SerpentDove (November 2004: Win One for the Gipper.)
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To: SerpentDove
Lightning shoots from his eyes and fingertips

My favorite ZOT graphic:


27 posted on 06/09/2004 8:40:32 PM PDT by Alouette ("Your children like olive trees seated round your table." -- Psalm 128:3)
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To: SerpentDove

I have to say it was great to meet Mr Robinson at the Bush inauguration. My wife was very impressed that such a humble man had accomplished so much.

It was also cool to meet all of my felow FReepers although it was ometimes jarring to realize that someone I thought was mal was actually female and vice versa. LOL.


28 posted on 06/09/2004 8:40:49 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (06/07/04 - 1000 days since 09/11/01)
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To: SerpentDove; MeekOneGOP; All
Thanks for the Post and the Photos.
May God Bless all of you.
(May God Bless All Of Us, Every One)

EAGLES UP!

29 posted on 06/09/2004 8:41:07 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: SerpentDove
We thoroughly enjoyed their visit here in Arkansas.

I see you all had the same experience.

Great pics of the folks in Dallas!

30 posted on 06/09/2004 8:41:20 PM PDT by Cold Heat ("62,400 repetitions make one truth"........(a Brave new World.... the liberal Lie)
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To: Alouette

Ah, now the picture makes sense!


31 posted on 06/09/2004 8:41:45 PM PDT by COEXERJ145
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To: MeekOneGOP; ladtx; SerpentDove

I am so happy to see this great gathering!


32 posted on 06/09/2004 8:42:36 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: SerpentDove
Outstanding questions and answers !!

Sounds like y'all had a fabulous time

33 posted on 06/09/2004 8:44:02 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: SerpentDove; devolve; PhilDragoo
ROFL !!!

And GREAT job on posting this thread. Really good !


34 posted on 06/09/2004 8:46:06 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: SerpentDove

Cut to the chase: how many habaneros can he down at one sitting?

That looked like great fun. Good job!


35 posted on 06/09/2004 8:46:42 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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To: SerpentDove

Wonderful post. Thanks.


36 posted on 06/09/2004 8:46:43 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: MeekOneGOP

I am so jealous.......!!!!!

I wanted to come so bad but my husband was too hard to get away from the house. I wanted to meet and shake the hand of Jim Robinson. Also wanted to meet you Meek and all the other Dallas freepers.

Think I'll go in there and rant and rave at him about how I always go where he wants but does he reciprocate? No, guess not.


37 posted on 06/09/2004 8:46:59 PM PDT by ClancyJ (It's just not safe to vote Democratic.)
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To: SerpentDove
Excellent reporting! SD you have a real flair! It is so fun to have pics to place with Freeper names. I must say...SSUA is a very handsome man! Jim Rob's comment are priceless. Thank you for sharing. I live in AZ and hope someday to have the privilege myself to Mr. Robinson.
38 posted on 06/09/2004 8:47:02 PM PDT by AZamericonnie ("America is too great for small dreams" President Ronald Reagan)
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To: SerpentDove

Wonderful post.


39 posted on 06/09/2004 8:47:02 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: SerpentDove; BOBWADE; Mrs Zip; bluesagewoman; Prov3456; GulfWar1Vet

Thanks for the report and pictures. We are still thrilled about Jim and Sheila's visit to Columbia MO on Memorial Day. We just realized the distances they are traveling to visit with all of us and are thankful to have been able to have lunch with them. I know that you all enjoyed meeting with them.


40 posted on 06/09/2004 8:47:23 PM PDT by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 42% of americans)
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To: AZamericonnie

"SD you have a real flair!"

Thanks. SUSSA was a very interesting guy to speak with. He is very familiar with New Jersey politics, so he's seen the worst of the worst.

Also he worked on the Goldwater campaign when he was in high school. Ask him about it some time.


41 posted on 06/09/2004 8:54:12 PM PDT by SerpentDove (November 2004: Win One for the Gipper.)
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To: SerpentDove

JimRob doesn't look ANYTHING like I thought he would. I don't know why I expected a three-piece suit and tie, but he looks so --- well --- relaxed and "normal." He looks like he could be any one of us - how cool is that? Thanks for posting the pictures - it was a treat to see fellow FReepers!!!


42 posted on 06/09/2004 8:55:41 PM PDT by MamaDearest (Our time on earth is limited - make the best of it!)
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To: SerpentDove
Thanks for the update on Jim Rob and Co. We know exactly what magic you are trying to explain. The photo with the jars of lightening pretty much sums it up in a visual way.

Glad the trip is going smoothly. FReepers are the BEST!

43 posted on 06/09/2004 8:56:16 PM PDT by bluesagewoman
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To: MeekOneGOP; SerpentDove; ntnychik; devolve; PhilDragoo; Happy2BMe; Smartass

Wonderful post SerpentDove!! JimRob looks great!

Meek, your pictures are beautiful, I'm camera looking and need to find out what kind of camera you have!!


44 posted on 06/09/2004 8:56:38 PM PDT by potlatch (HECK IS WHERE PEOPLE GO WHO DON'T BELIEVE IN GOSH)
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To: SerpentDove; MeekOneGOP; Donaeus; ladtx; All

Thanks for the report and the pictures.

Looks and sounds like all had a great time.


45 posted on 06/09/2004 8:56:55 PM PDT by JustAmy (Rest in peace, President Reagan. You made the world a safer place.)
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To: SerpentDove

What a motley crew,,,,wish I was there...:-)

regards Dad.


46 posted on 06/09/2004 8:59:20 PM PDT by blastdad51 (Proud father of an Enduring Freedom vet, and friend of a soldier lost in Afghanistan)
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To: SerpentDove

Cozumel sucks. Next time do Javiers. Best in Dallas, at least according to this NYer.


47 posted on 06/09/2004 8:59:25 PM PDT by montag813 ("A nation can survive fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: AmericanMade1776
Always good advice! ;-)
48 posted on 06/09/2004 9:01:57 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: SerpentDove

Great post! And photos! LOL

We really enjoyed meeting with the Dallas FReepers! Was a wonderful dinner and was so great meeting everyone.

Thank you all very much!

Jim


49 posted on 06/09/2004 9:15:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks, Jim!

And stay safe on the road.

J
SD


50 posted on 06/09/2004 9:16:15 PM PDT by SerpentDove (November 2004: Win One for the Gipper.)
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