Skip to comments.Eating our own...Time to make a new start in Free Republic.
Posted on 07/26/2004 7:41:11 PM PDT by Bob J
The last few months I've seen an increasing trend for FReepers to start going for each others jugular. Sometimes we forget (I've certainly done it myself) that in the grand scheme of things, we are on the same team. We may disagree on priorities or how far we are willing to go, but we have enough enemy in the left without creating more amongst ourselves. We can disagree but be civil to each other. We can debate nuance, but not believe that our personal positions are more important than the health of the whole. Let's argue vigorously but remind ourselves the guy whose trachia we are ripping out today may be sitting next to us in a foxhole tommorrow.
I'm going to propose that we all make a new start. Let's put all past differences behind us and resolve to band together and fight the good fight, the elimination of liberalism as a significant culturual influence in America...and see that to its end in our lifetimes.
If you agree, please post your thoughts and ping your lists and your friends to this thread.
Visit anyone's profile page, and then click on their "In Forum" link.
...It's Clinton isn't it?
Just making you feel all loving and stuff...
Can't we all just get along?
LOL - I was just thinking the same thing .... he just watched the Clinton speech.
But, I agree - we have got to work together.
So, I will try and not be "snippy about it" when some anti-Bush conservative claims that he just must show the GOP that they have lost him. I will promise to make my "remember, we have to defend this country from utter ruin by another administration of democrats that will put us under control of the U.N., change our constitution to permit a re-run of Bill, and appease the terrorists" speech very kindly worded.
That reminds me, I have a few cans of Tiger beer in the fridge....
"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of Elderberries!"
Perhaps, but that is an easy claim to fame. ;-)
This one is too big to post
I want FR to be the moveon.org of the right. I mean in terms of visibility and recognition, not for the negative reasons.
We can't do that divided. If we're divided, the One World socialist government will prevail. Let's not wake up to that nightmare.
Whoulda thought I would agree with you on anything? Oh well, the IRS is on a manhunt these days....
Sure, and the Snopes thread? BTW, since there are multiple allegations of Kerry stiffing wait staff, isn't that something that:
1 - the mainstream media will ignore, and
2 - folks that are conservative might like to investigate?
Or is "news" restricted to the AP and UPI? N.B. The most recent Kerry tip stiffing allegation was JUNE of this year. If that isn't news, I really don't know what is.
Whether we're discussing Edmund Burke, John Adams, William Buckley, Russell Kirk, Richard M Weaver, or Ronald W Reagan, manners have been at the core of decency among conservatives.
Bob J, you're just buying in to Reagan's 11th commandment!
Divining friend from enemy is 80% of success.
I thought it was a picture of John Kerry baptising (sacred) cows.
Thanks for the ping, MeekOneGop - we have an election to win, and I fear victory will not be easily won. We need to unite until November 2+.
Thanks. I didn't know that.
The "Old Man" had a lot to say.
I tried that when I was in China - but I liked the Tsing Tao better...:-()
Vote a straight Republican ballot. Bring your friends to the polls.
It was too big to post. I should have made it smaller.
Could it have been pulled because it was a duplicate thread?
I am in awe. It would be a privilege to be insulted by you. I would pay to be chastised by such masterful skill.
Bob J had no idea what he was doing starting this thread. Did he think we were going to behave? :)
It was in breaking news, and that's why the AM pulled it.
Bed In For Peace
Get real. If everyone left FR we'd just start another forum somewhere else.
let'start with civil, we can work on behave tomorrow...heheh.
I didn't put it in breaking...
Maybe, but that wasn't the 'reason' given and I'd love to BUMP the original. The fact is, if true, it will take a million mouse warriors to make it an issue. I guess I sorta assumed that a conservative website might actually want news that wasn't pure AP filtered urea. My bad.
Dighton won't stop touching me ... and his cat ate all of my Fritos ...
Aculeus keeps opening the door to the bathroom while I'm in inside and then running away ...
general_re is being mean to me ...
L,TOWM ate all of the liberals and didn't save any for me ...
Constitution Day is a poo-poo head and told everybody that I have cooties ...
hellinahandcart is always smooching with Sauropod and it's just plain yucky ...
and poohbah won't let me play with his GI Joe doll and is always saying he got me when we're playing soldiers, when he knows that he couldn't hit the broadside of a barn.
If they're going to play, I'm going to take my ball and go home! So there! And I'll hold my breath 'til I turn blue and die and then you'll all be sorry ...
Oh no I was talking about another thread that got pulled, not that one.
You Bergered it, didnt you?
karmic hug... gotta make it a karmic hug
Watch those subtle accusations!
Okay, I can be civil, but I cannot promise to behave.
Yep, I can't comment yet.
But burying the hatchet...if it is not in someone's head...is a good idea.
I could not agree with it more.
I am here to fight for conservatism, to fight against liberalism, communism, anarchism, fascism, and ismism.
I am not here to have libertarians call me a fascist, or conservatives call me a liberal, or someone who had a post pulled from breaking news that was a duplicate of a sports related post call me a false friend.
Or am I venting? :-)
We are on the same side here, except for the posers.
Great post, Bob!
That's why you're on RIGHTALK..heheh.
Without reading any of the posts, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt purely based on your "Born On" date.
Now I'll proceed to read this thread while eating several slices of Humble Pie . . .
I don't hate anybody.....
Do I get to be mean once a month?
Thank you, that's very Brave of you (Hey, I didn't say we can't be witty or urbane...).
Seriously, though. Bob. JBob. BobsterJ. Without people like you, what would FR be today? People who care. People who have opinions, and aren't afraid to express them. People like you. And yes, people like me. People, people who need people. Thanks for existing, big guy.
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